The U.S.'s hens, bustling and industrious (though by act of Congress they are bureaucratic workers), hatched a Government crisis. Despite all the Agriculture Department could do to curb them, hens have laid 270 million dozen more eggs than in the same period last year. The nation will not buy enough eggs at the current high prices, so—under the mad terms of a foolish farm law—the Government has to buy the leftovers, dry them and stuff them into caves and warehouses, with all the powdered eggs left over from other years.

Even though the Department of Agriculture last December cut 10¢...

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