AGRICULTURE: Stomach Strike

With demand naturally set by hungry city stomachs and supply controlled by him and his kind. Farmer John Chalmers of Boone County, Iowa, did not see why agricultural producers could not hold their food stuffs off the urban markets, give townsmen a taste of starvation and thus raise farm prices to a decent level. Tall, thin-lipped Milo Reno, belligerent former president of Iowa Farmers' Union, did not see why, either. Somebody, he argued, was bound to starve at current prices. Last May at the Des Moines Fair Grounds bushy-haired Milo Reno, in...

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