FARMERS: Special Delivery

Without warning, while Congressmen were rubbing their hands and shaking in their boots because of the Teapot Dome investigation, they were suddenly confronted by a special message from the President. The message dealt with the farm situation in the Northwest, diagnosing the case and suggesting remedies.

The Diagnosis. "The distress is most acute among those wholly dependent upon one crop. . . . Great numbers of individual farmers are so involved in debt both on mortgages and to merchants and banks that they are unable to preserve the equity of their properties....

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