PRICES: Farmers Outfoxed

Franklin D. Roosevelt last week pulled a fast one, had the farm bloc sweating and cursing—and right where he wanted it. Just when they thought they had plugged every chink in the farm-price structure, F.D.R. blandly found a hole as big as a barn door.

First Claude Wickard, the farmers' friend, blasted more-than-parity prices in a speech in Atlanta, sent farm prices skidding. Two days later, the President issued a formal statement about the price bill he had just signed. Said he: "I am requesting the departments of the Government possessing commodities to...

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