HUSBANDRY: Cow Slaughter

Current bugaboo of the age is Overproduction. Confronted with this monsterword, hundreds of earnest committees throughout the land have been called upon for a solution. Some, driven to despair, if not insanity, have recommended the destruction of whatever there happened to be a surplus of. Such a remedy was the Federal Farm Board's recommendation — never followed — that cotton farmers plough under every third row (TIME, Aug. 24).

Last week appeared another proposal which seemed to follow the maniacal destruction formula. "WOULD DECIMATE COWS," headlined the New York Sun. "Dairymen Urged...

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