Only a magician could have performed the feat that Harry Truman blithely promised the voters in his election campaign last fall. The President told farmers he would keep up their sky-high farm prices and he pledged consumers a painless cost of living. The man Harry Truman picked to do the trick was no magician, and not even a farmer. He was a bald, inconspicuous Colorado lawyer, Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan. Last week Brannan went before the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and solemnly pulled a rabbit out of his hat. Even as rabbits go, it was...

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