FOOD: The Butter Atheist

Is butter just a high-cost fat? Is margarine equally nutritious and palatable and a much more sensible food for a country at war?

Slim, highbrowed Oswald H. Brownlee, research associate in economics at Iowa State College, thinks the answer to both questions is Yes. He wrote a pamphlet this spring to prove it, and the College published the pamphlet. Before young Mr. Brownlee could say oleomargarine, the dairymen of the Hawkeye State were shrieking that his 35-page pamphlet had jeopardized the nation's entire food program, and had wrought "untold injury" to Iowa's...

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