AGRICULTURE: The Year the Fish Died

AGRICULTURE The Year the FIsh Died Accompanied by Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson, Interior Secretary Fred Seaton and a retinue of aides and specialists, President Eisenhower was off this week on his flying threeday, six-state inspection tour of drought-stricken areas beyond the Mississippi. What he would find was nicely summed up by Texas Rancher Stanley Walker, longtime (1928-35) city editor of the New York Herald Tribune, in a byliner for his old newspaper. Wrote Walker of the drought belt's 1956: "It was the year the windmills pumped air, the...

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