National Affairs: Farm Supports

From an unexpected and unlikely quarter, Richard Nixon last week got some help in his effort to persuade the voters that Jack Kennedy's farm program would bring higher food prices for consumers and entangling red tape for farmers. The helping voice: Henry Agard Wallace, 72, Agriculture Secretary under Franklin Roosevelt, Vice President during F.D.R.'s third term, presidential candidate of the Red-tinged Progressive Party in 1948. Said Wallace: Kennedy's "parity of income" for farmers (TIME, Oct. 3) would push up retail food prices by an average of 25%—the same figure that Nixon has used in campaign speeches. Furthermore, Wallace went on, the...

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