Twofold were Herbert Hoover's promises to U. S. farmers in the 1928 campaign. One was relief by means of a new Federal agency to assist in crop marketing. The other was relief by means of increased tariff rates on agricultural commodities, to protect the U. S. husbandman from foreign competition, to put him on a parity with U. S. industry.

After four months of mulling, the Ways & Means Committee last week delivered to the House a ponderous Bill to revise the tariff for the benefit of...

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