FARMERS: Hot Potatoes

STRICTLY ILLEGAL POTATOES FOR SALE, flaunted the heading of a three-column, bold-face advertisement in two Genesee Valley, N. Y. newspapers last week. Therein one Porter Ralph Chandler offered to sell, "when, as and if grown," six bushels of potatoes, promised that he would not ask the Secretary of Agriculture for permission to grow them, would not pay a 45¢ per bushel penalty tax for neglecting to secure such permission. Prospective buyers were warned that they would be equally liable with the seller to a $1.000 fine.

Advertiser Chandler, a pious, scholarly young...