THE CABINET: Wickard for Wallace

Men with the big, hard hands of farmers used to be rare around the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Henry Wallace, whose hands are more used to boomerangs than to ploughs, brought many a theorist into the Department after he became Secretary of Agriculture in 1933. But he also brought many more with honestly calloused palms.

One of Henry Wallace's hornyhanded men was sandy-haired, chunky Claude Raymond Wickard, who grows wheat, corn, alfalfa, Aberdeen Angus cattle, Hampshire hogs on his farm in Carroll County, Ind. Mr. Wickard started in a minor administrative job, moved up until last year he became...

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