LIFE.com offers a series of rare photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt from the place that came to be known as "the island of hope and tears."
Richard: This is the funnest thing I ever heard-the American should get a tax break! They get subsidies for the crops through price supports-50% of their crop insurance is subsidized by the taxpayers-do you get a 50% break on insurance on your home or other insurance! If your a Corporate farmer in some states like Kansas-No Taxes-No federal taxes on fuel- No personal property taxes on cattle and No taxes on new farm equipment! WHAT SHOULD I DO, ADOPT THE AMERICAN FARMER AND PAY HIS BILLS-keep up the good work and support the wealthy farmer that sells land for $10,000 an acre! I rest my peace-this the most absurd article that ever was ever published!