The Man who wrote that article was Gordon Sinclair...he died in the mid-80's and the column came out when the Mississippi was flooding the south in the 60's.
And Lan the fact that the article applies today, is exactly the point. That is why it is in e-mail "circulation."
Kind of a "the more things change the more they stay the same" type of a deal.
BEERMAN--"I am proud to be an American" was done by Lee Greenwood.