National Affairs: Furrows

It was political planting time in the farm belt. On the same day last week, both presidential candidates climbed on a tractor-drawn flatbed wagon, rode around Henry Snow's gently rolling land in Dodge County, Minn., and sowed the seed from which they hope to reap the farm vote. The occasion was the National Plowing Contest, and 40,000 Mackinawed and jacketed residents of the farm country came to see the new machines, the tests of plowing skill (contour & level land) and the candidates.

A Specific General. Dwight Eisenhower came first. Ike, who had been accused of speaking in generalities, was as specific...

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