FARMERS: Fundamentals

Not for purposes of investigation but for purposes of research, not for curing an emergency but for preventing recurring emergencies is the board which President Coolidge named last week. It has no official powers nor obligatory duties. Its purpose is to find out and to recommend what steps may be taken to prevent and forestall agricultural depression such as has overtaken the country during the past two or three years.

The creation of this board to seek out "fundamentals" was a campaign promise of the Republican candidates. General Dawes recommended it "to do...

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