DROUGHT IN CANADA
Wheat Areas Ravaged
INTENSE HEAT EXPERIENCED
(Australian Cable Service.)
VANCOUVER, June 27.
The hotest June days for 60 years killed 50 persons in the eastern part of the United States yesterday and to- day
Temperatures in many cities exceeded 100 deg.
Disaster has overtaken a considerable part of Western Canada's wheat areas. Conditions in Manitoba and the south- ern parts of the province of Saskatche-
wan have become suddenly worse since
three weeks ago, at which time the crops were described as the worst for 30 years.
The extent of the wheat acreage totally destroyed is described as appalling.
A drought on a scale hitherto un- known in Canada, has swept large dis- tricts and it may be necessary for the Government to feed hundreds of thou- sands of families during the coming win- ter. Many thousands of farmers are ready to leave their homesteads or have already gone.
The trouble is accentuated by a poli- tical crisis. The farmers are demand- ing the amortization of their debts by the provincial governments.