FARMERS: Pass Buck?

If anyone at Washington was overworked last week, it was the ex-Professor of Agronomy who recently came from Kansas to be Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Jardine, in addition to routine work and a reorganization of his Department, was obliged to listen to a debate between the U. S. Government and two meat-packing houses.

"On Feb. 17, 1923, Armour & Co. were in financial difficulties." So were Morris & Co. They merged—Armour buying out Morris—lock, stock and pig.

It happens that the packing business is regulated by a Federal Statute, "The Packers and Stockyards...

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