CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 24, 1973
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(Studio) Wheat harvest going on in Kansas.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Kansas, on the road) Wheat everywhere. More wheat than combines or men available to run combines. Nomads from May-September scan wheat country with their combines, anxious to earn money. Call themselves custom combiners. Combiners race time and storms all summer long. Film shows farmer's field with storm brewing and combiners working. Custom combiner Dean Sheets makes trip each summer with wife and 3 kids. [SHEETS - says when he smells ripe wheat in early May, he has to cut it. Cuts wheat from dawn till after dark as fast as he can.] Orville Schmidt and Craig Moses help Sheets. For 15 1/2 hrs. Sheets and crew cut wheat with one 18 minute stop.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
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