- Players wield short-handled wooden paddles, get only one serve for each point.
- A beet-seed cluster may have as many as six seed germs, and plants grow so close together that the only practical thinning method is with the fingers or with short-handled hoes.
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- He saved farmworkers from pain
Before Maurice “Mo” Jourdane won a historic fight to outlaw short-handled hoes in California in 1968, the then-young lawyer spent a day toiling in a sugar beet field using “el cortito” with stoop laborers.
March 29, 2014 - U-T San Diego
- Cesar Chavez in San Jose Mercury News
Growers look at human beings as implements,Chavez said in 1969. "But if they had any consideration for the torture that people go through, they would give up the short-handled hoe."