HUSBANDRY: Legge &. Job

When President Hoover took Alexander Legge from his $100,000-per-year job as head of International Harvester Co. to make him the $12,000-per-year chairman of the brand new Federal Farm Board, Mr. Legge asked for and got the minimum appointment of one year (TIME, July 15). To Businessman Legge that seemed ample time to set up the $500,000,000 relief machinery authorized by Congress. The year passed. Chairman Legge found that "relieving agriculture" was not the simple direct thing he had anticipated. Husbandmen would not "cooperate" on mere orders from the Board. Commission men fought...

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