THE PRESIDENCY: Better Natured

Henry Wallace, 51, Secretary of Agriculture, author of Corn and Corn Growing, onetime editor of Wallace's Farmer, has a reputation as the dreamer of the Roosevelt Administration. He is, says Arthur Krock, "a high-minded, thoughtful man, a progressive, one of the best writers in the New Deal, compassionate and intelligent." But, adds Mr. Krock—like many an observer before him—the Secretary has no sense of timing. When the slaughtered pigs are better forgotten, according to all New Deal strategists, he delivers a carefully phrased explanation of the policy that led to their...

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