POLITICAL NOTES: Potatoes, Women

U. S. consumption of potatoes has decreased 25% in the last two years. There was a crop surplus of 80,000,000 bushels in 1927. There will probably be a bigger surplus this year. These figures caused Gov. H. Clarence Baldridge of Idaho to flay "that foolish women's fad for slim figures'' before a convention of potato-growers in Chicago last week. Gov. Baldridge, as everyone knows, has both potato-growers and women among his constituents.


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