“FACTORY FARM” VISIONARY GOES BUST IN PANHANDLE

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by Bartee Haile 

“What is believed to be the largest field in the country under one fence was broken and sown to wheat this fall by Hickman Price, the most extensive wheat farmer in the Panhandle of Texas,” the Kerrville Times reported on Nov.13, 1930. One sure way to get off on the wrong foot in any small town is to treat the inhabitants like a bunch of brain-dead yokels. The welldressed stranger was smart enough to grasp that fact of life, but he 
did not let something as trivial as common courtesy stop him from straightening out the editor of the Plainview paper.
 
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