National Affairs: Hoover on Shorts

Whenever during recent months the price of wheat has slumped lower, the Federal Farm Board has charged that grain speculators were manipulating the market to discredit the Board's efforts to help the farmer. When fortnight ago Vice President Curtis and Senator Watson begged the Board to hold its 200.000,000 bu. off the market long enough for prices to rise, Board officials obliquely declared that such requests were inspired by avaricious wheat traders plotting to rob the farmer. Few persons appeared to heed these vague accusations. But last week the Farm Board took them...

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