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Droughts #457130

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 1971
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(Studio) Florida Everglades still burning with no rain predicted. Indian rain dancers used in Wichita Falls, Texas; rain begins 17 minutes after dance; drought conts.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Dawson City, Texas) Drought considered worst since 1930's. [United States Soil Conservationist Robert KRAL - says fertility being blown from soil by dust storms.] 1" rain fell today; more rain needed for even poor crops.

(Altus, Oklahoma) 1 1/4" rain has fallen in South West Oklahoma all year; livestock market swamped; officials requesting region declared disaster area.

Chancellor, John;
Kay, Dick

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