National Affairs: Drop-Half-a-Crop

A vexed, vituperative Texas Legislature grappled its cotton problem last week. While the insistent voice of Louisiana's red-headed Governor Huey Pierce Long barked annoyingly through loudspeakers, while the Governors of a half-dozen other cotton Slates waited anxiously to see what the Stale which produces 33% of U. S. cotton would do, Texas repudiated Governor Long's dramatic "Drop-a-Crop" plan and offered to the South a less drastic solution: reduction of the next two years' cotton production to one-half its 1931 level. But first the Texas Legislature paid its respects to its neighboring Governor in...

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