THE CONGRESS: Play to the Farm Vote

"Unacceptable hodgepodge," snapped Agriculture Secretary Benson a month ago when the Senate passed a farm bill freighted with amendments designed to curry election-year favor with virtually every special interest in U.S. agriculture. Last week, in more diplomatic vein, President Eisenhower made a public appeal to the House-Senate Conference Committee that was ironing out differences between the Senate bill and an almost equally objectionable farm bill passed by the House a year ago. Said the President in his press conference: "I have never been one to say . . . that you must hold up good things in order to...