FARMERS: Potato Control

When Kentucky-born John B. Hutson went to work for the Department of Agriculture a dozen years ago, he was a practical expert on tobacco and Henry Cantwell Wallace sat in the Secretary's chair. By last month pink-cheeked, grey-haired John B. Hutson had become not only the AAAuthority on tobacco but also on rice, sugar and peanuts and his old boss's son, Henry Agard Wallace, sat in the Secretary's office. Last week John B. Hutson was given AAA control over a fifth crop—the common, or Irish potato—and irate...