FOOD: Harvest Brigade

Fresh from the factory, 500-wagon-red, self-propelled combines drove north with the wheat harvest last week. The roving harvest brigade was big news on the farm front. Backer of the idea was Joseph M. Tucker, shrewd U.S. vice president of Canada's largest farm-machinery manufacturers, Massey-Harris Co., Ltd. Tucker sold the War Food Administration and the Canadian Government on the idea of allocating to Massey-Harris enough engines and steel to build 500 of the self-propelled combines (see cut). The one condition: that Massey-Harris would sell the machines to operators who would agree to cut...