POLITICAL NOTES: Forgotten Vegetable

Scalloped Potatoes, Potatoes Julienne, Potatoes an Gratin, Lorette Potato, Potato Pancakes, Potatoes Allumettes, Potato Souffle—all these are delicacies when delivered from the hands of an expert chef. But there was no chef artist enough to make any of these as savory as the Potato Intrigue served last week in Washington.

The basic ingredients in the Intrigue were simple: 36,000,000 Ib. of potatoes in storage, worth a mere 35¢ a bu. compared to their $1.37 ancestors of 1930; 3,000,000 potato farmers, bitter when they think what AAA has done for cotton, for tobacco, even...

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