THE CABINET: Machine Guns

Henry Cantwell Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture, is supposed to be concerned more with plows, harrows, reapers and thrashing machines than with machine guns and other armaments. Nevertheless, it happened that while the Secretary was in Alaska with the President, his subordinates found themselves with a small war on their hands.

The Bureau of Animal Industry, a subdivision of the Department of Agriculture, provides cattle dipping vats in regions which are infested with what is known as the "fever-tick." To prevent spread of the disease cattle-raisers are required to "dip" their stock. The...

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