THE GOVERNMENT: Compelling Circumstances

"I am surprised," said harassed Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace last week, "that some people would say we are back to 1932. . . ." Then, after repeating the complaint that some newspapers were "creating a wrong impression," he issued a batch of figures to show how U. S. farmers are faring under the new AAA: estimated 1938 farm income (including Government largess) is $7,500,000,000, down 12.7% from 1937—but 74% above 1932.

Few days later, Henry Wallace set out for Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, Que., supposedly to detail a highly publicized wheat subsidy plan before...

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