FARMERS: Ache, Agony, Anguish

The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 passed into U. S. history one January afternoon in 1936, when Associate Justice Owen J. Roberts began reading the majority Supreme Court decision in U. S. v. Butler et al., receivers of Hoosac Mills Corp. The AAA of 1938 has yet to reach the Supreme Court. But last week two of the men most prominently identified with it set out to argue its case before the tribunal of public opinion. One demanded an outright conviction for failure, the other appealed for a suspended sentence.

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