National Affairs: Half Hog

Only under the despotism of a dictatorship does everybody or nobody vote. Normally, a shade more than 50% of the U. S. citizenry exercises its suffrage privilege. Even in the presidential landslide years of 1928 and 1932, just over 60% of qualified voters went to the polls. But lean, Lincolnesque Secretary of Agriculture Henry Agard Wallace is seldom satisfied with any result short of the ideal. He did not hide his disappointment over the result of AAA's corn-hog vote, first substantial figures on which were released in Washington last week.

To 1,200,000 farmers in...