FARMERS: Second Thought

In 1934 Congress wrestled long with the cotton problem, finally passed the Bankhead Act compelling cotton farmers to obey AAA by putting a heavy tax on anyone who produced more than his quota. Two months later Congress wrestled again and did the same thing for tobacco growers. Last summer Congress wrestled a third time, handed potato growers a similar gift. Last week Congress had a second thought on all three subjects.

On the President's recommendation, the Senate repealed the three acts in 60 seconds, without a roll call. Next day the House, after an hour's half-hearted debate, voted 165-to-5 for...

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