FARMERS: Cotton by Quota

"I am voting for this measure with all my fingers and toes crossed," said Senator Barkley of Kentucky. ''I am voting for it," said Senator Stephens of Mississippi, ''with strong misgivings, with grave doubts." "I am voting against it,'' said Senator Gore of Oklahoma, ''because the farmers are winding a boa constrictor around their necks. . . . If this measure is constitutional anything is constitutional.''

Despite crossed fingers and toes, strong misgivings and grave doubts the Senate last week passed (46-to-39) a bill by the Brothers Bankhead of Alabama to limit cotton production by penalties instead...

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