SEGMENT: WEATHER, DRAINAGE, & HYBRIDS
Eileen Cunningham>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 7
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- Discussion of use of hybrid corn & detaselling corn. Notes Funks invented machine that would hold kids so they could detasell. Mentions salary of $1 a day plus a bonus at the end of the year.
- Story of dust storm in 1930's. Mention of flooding in 1950s that moved an entire straw stack. Story of flood in 1943 while she was in college. Mention of floods in 1973 and 1993.
- Discussion of the setting up levee districts & building of levees in the 1920's. Notes that a family did most of the work, digging out borrow pits to create levees. Discussion of farms being tiled, the pump station. Father picked up tile at train station in Eldred.