AGRICULTURE: A Lesson From the Turkeys

To give more shopping days before Christmas, thus help retailers, President Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day from this week to last. But because many a State and individual paid no heed, he unintentionally helped the turkey business too. Reason: restaurants, hotels, clubs must supply two turkey dinners instead of one. U. S. turkey production hit an all-time record: 33,138,000 birds this year, up from 1939's 32,732,000, far above 1929's 16,794,000. For turkey farmers this means $80,000,000 this year, against $72,549,000 in 1939, and only $53,398,000 in 1929.

One reason for the boom is...

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