AGRICULTURE: Apostle at Work

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When Ezra Taft Benson was asked to become Secretary of Agriculture last fall, he told Dwight Eisenhower: "General, no salary in the world could persuade me to take the job." Benson began to give Ike his reasons. First, he had not supported the Eisenhower nomination, had been for his distant cousin. Bob Taft, instead. Well, said Eisenhower, so were a lot of other patriotic Americans. Secondly, said Benson, he had often voiced doubts as to whether a military man should be in the White House. Answered Eisenhower: All the more reason...

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