PAPERS OF HENRY A. WALLACE
SERIES X: WRITINGS
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Prepared by: M. Bailey, M. Domenget, J. Roethler
Series X: Box 42
January 8. "The Fight for Democracy in 1940." Address at the Annual Jackson Day Dinner, Des Moines, Iowa
Great national convention: one great issue; must preserve great democratic tradition; why Henry A. Wallace left Republican Party; true attitude of Republican Party toward agriculture; "most of the Republican candidates will be traipsing around the place dressed like Little Red Riding Hood's grandma-- we shall have to look closely to see the long teeth"; still trying to smoke them out; "next fall the voters will determine whether the farm program will be improved by its friends or scuttled by its enemies"; clarion call for year's campaign
January 12. "Agriculture and the Trade Agreements Program." Statement before the House Ways and Means Committee, concerning the Resolution to extend the Trade Agreements Act of 1934
What kind of tariff will really benefit the American farmer?; results of Smoot-Hawley tariff, etc.; led up to war; another movement to repeat; got farmers to be shock troops; (good quote here).
January 16. Statement on the accomplishments of the Agricultural Advisory Council
January 17. Statement before the Joint Committee of Congress on Forestry
January 18. Outline of an address before the staff of the Farm Credit Administration
January 30. "Failure of the European War to Solve the Farm Problem." Statement sent to Representatives Marvin Jones and Pat Cannon
January 31. Statement on the reductions in appropriations for farm programs by Congress
February 6. Statement announcing the cotton stamp plan program
February 15. "A Summary Survey on the Farm Front." Statement before the House Agriculture Committee
February 16. Statement before a Congressional Committee, concerning the deficiency bill
February 22. Address at a breakfast commemorating George Washington's birthday, Washington, D.C.
February 26. Statement before the Senate Appropriations Committee, concerning the need of appropriations for farm programs
Real meaning of parity prices to farmers (illustrations from mail order catalogs); cost of disparity to farmers; extent to which agriculture subsidized cities; subsidies of government to other groups; advantages to other groups; shock falls on farmers and unemployed; possible shortage of food; should program be endangered?; farmers for balanced budget and national defense; but think they alone should not pay bill
February 27. Statement before the Senate Finance Committee concerning the reciprocal trade agreements program
Inconsistency of attacks by opposition; would close every door making possible exports; in an impossible position
March 2. "The Place of the Negro in American Agriculture." Address at the Founders' Day Banquet, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
March 8. "For Farmers and By Farmers." Radio address on the occasion of Anniversary Farm Dinners held in several hundred counties of the United States
Non-partisan farmer control of farm program; what it has meant to farmers; farm program has surmounted obstacles and hazards of every kind
March 12. "What Our Foreign Policy Means at Home." Radio address (revision of an address before the Women's National Democratic Club, Washington, D.C.)
March 12. "What Our Foreign Policy Means at Home." Address given as part of the Democratic Forum Program, "Our Foreign Policy and Peace," sponsored by the Women's National Democratic Club, Washington, D.C.
Relation of trade policies to United States depression, European war; what throwback to Smoot-Hawleyism would mean; impossible position of opponents
March 23. Address at the dedication of radio station KSAL, Salina, Kansas
March 26. Statement before the House Agriculture Committee, concerning the Jones Bill (H.R. 8748) embodying amendments to the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 and the Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of 1933.
April 1. Statement before the House Appropriations Committee, concerning relief appropriations and the Farm Security Administration
April 1. Outline for an address before the Farm Paper Editors Conference
April 11. Statement on the Farm Credit Administration
April 20. "Rural Electrification Progress." Radio address on the Columbia Country Journal Program
April 22. Radio discussion between HAW and Philip B. Fleming, endorsing the Wage and Hour Law
April 24. Statement before the Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, concerning the Bill S 2138 which would establish in the U.S. Department of Agriculture a Division of Cooperatives
April 27. "The Place of Farm Credit in the National Farm Program." Address before the National Farmers Union and the National Federation of Grain Cooperatives, St. Paul, Minnesota
Series X: Box 43
April 30. "Conservation - Today and Tomorrow." Radio address on the series, "Today's Soil For Today and Tomorrow"
May 2. Statement before the Senate Civil Liberties Committee, concerning migratory farm labor
May 4. "The Farm Program of the Roosevelt Administration." Address before the National Institute of Government, Washington, D.C.
May 8. "Decentralization and Democracy." Address before the 5th Annual Staff Conference of Rural Electrification Administration, Washington,D.C.
Electric power makes possible decentralization of industry
May 11. "A Party to be Trusted." Keynote address before the Iowa Democratic State Convention, Des. Moines, Iowa
New Deal an honest deal, Old Deal a double deal; Weir, Gannett, Dewey; what other Republicans say; muddled policy on foreign trade; Democratic record shows party can be trusted
May 11. "The Vital Role of Agriculture in Inter-American Relations." Address before the 8th American Scientific Congress, Washington, D.C.
Advocates institute of Tropical Agriculture; describes what it would do
May 14. Address before the Symposium on the Population of the American Republics - Joint Session of the 8th American Scientific Congress, Washington, D.C.
May 20. "The Jewish Heritage and the American Sprit." Address before the Women's Division of the Jewish Educational Association, New York City
Our God of battles; contrast between Prussian militaristic spirit and tradition of Jews and Christians; seven elements of democracy; democracy has to defend itself against Prussian militarism; real peril to democracy is within; totalitarian states may be demolished, but genuine democracy may be even more threatened than today; need economic democracy; parallel of ancient Jews and today; quote from Micah; plowshares, etc.; motto Peace through Preparedness
May 27. Statement before the Senate Appropriations Committee, concerning the Emergency Relief Appropriations Bill
May 27. Greetings to "El Circulo Espanol", U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
May 29. "Memorial Day 1940." Address at Memorial Services sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Hour of trial for entire world; revolutionary ideas; political neutrality doesn't keep out effects and influences of war
June 1. Statement on U.S. Department of Agriculture aid to the Red Cross in refugee food shipments to Europe
June 4. "The Defense of Our American Democracy." Radio address
United States turned over in sleep, rubbed her eyes, climbed out of bed, etc. Civilization burning; United States awake at last; President was aware all along; danger to Western Hemisphere; need of preparedness; Axis technique of "divide and conquer"; problems of peace to come; back up Roosevelt; be Americans first
June 5. "Which Party Offers the Most Hope for Agriculture?" Campaign radio address
June 7. Statement before the Senate Banking and Currency Committee, concerning Bill S. 3509 modifying the Federal Land Bank System
June 12. Statement on the food supply in the United States during the current world crisis
June 13. "The Ever Normal Granary in War Time." Radio address on the National Farm and Home Hour
Ever Normal Granary assures United States plenty of food; protection of producers; agriculture in good shape (contrast with 1917-1918)
June 15. "People and Natural Resources." Address at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
Germans ask more children, and then more land; German strategy, economic pincers, military pincers; Prussian attitude like that of commercial trapper toward fur bearing animals; Germania corporation; 400 million people monopoly; stake of Western Hemisphere in European market; pressure on population in Western Hemisphere only 1/5 as great as in Eastern; New World like magnet drawing surplus population; no matter who wins, Western hemisphere will have most hope; danger of hyphenated Americans in Latin America; explains German efficiency in science, factory production and war; advantage a passing one; in next 100 years, growing point of civilization will be in New World; North Dakota cusses New York; United States has not always understood Mexico; can United States become socially wise, grow old as gracefully as Sweden?; downtrodden of one generation become progenitors of powerful of another generation a hundred years hence; Arkies and Oakies result of technological pressure; some day electricity and suitable inventions will make small community and single farm home to be much more nearly self supporting; immediate future in this hemisphere belongs to United States, longer future may reduce importance of United States because of rapidly growing population of Canada and Latin America; world has become one world
June 21. "The Strength and Quietness of Grass." Radio address on the National Farm and Home Hour
The value of grass to the soil, the diet, and the nation; stands for quietness and strength; people should be grass conscious; valuable as protection to soil, for use on pasture land, to preserve soil from erosion; European farmers interested in grass, needs should be handled with understanding; agriculture should use grass as stabilizer to other crops; nutritive value in diet; a source of strength to agriculture and to the nation
June 26. Campaign radio address concerning the farm program and national defense preparations
June 30. "Toward New World Solidarity." Radio address as part of the University of Chicago Round Table program. Published by University of Chicago Round Table as "Economic Union for the Americas."
United States is against appeasement; must have adequate economic defense to offset Hitler's strategy of "divide and conquer"; description of how Hitler would operate; idea of hemisphere cartel.
July 1. Statement on the contribution of forests to national defense
July 10. Address before the National Agricultural Adjustment Administration Conference, Washington, D.C.
Running fire of attack and poisonous propaganda directed against AAA; amazing to get such unanimity of national opinion in 1940; farewell to committeemen
July 18. Address (not delivered) before the Democratic National Convention
Series X: Box 44
July 26. Statement on the protection of farm programs against political activity during the election campaign
Answer charges that farm committees can be used in campaign
August 19. Statement to the staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, following the acceptance of HAW's resignation by the President
August 21. Newsreel remarks to accompany the Rural Electrification Administration movie, "Power and the Land"
August 29. "The New Fight For Freedom." Address accepting the Democratic Party nomination for Vice President of the United States, Des Moines, Iowa
Roosevelt vs. Hitler; Roosevelt vs. bitter partisan; opposition at home; obstruction to New Deal; obstruction to defense; Roosevelt symbol of democracy; against appeasement; preparedness on all fronts; agricultural front, social security front, defense front; Democracy vs. totalitarianism; Roosevelt's leadership; Republican Party is party of appeasement; peace through preparedness
September 1. Statement on the Democratic Party's farm program
Democratic Party's farm program written in action for all to see; offered to help Republicans work out substitute-they didn't take advantage of offer
September 2. "Toward National Unity." Address at the American Negro Exposition, Chicago, Illinois
September 4. "The Farmer and the World Situation." Campaign address at DeKalb, Illinois
September 9. Campaign address at Hastings, Nebraska
September 10. Campaign address at Fremont, Nebraska
September 12. "The Capitalism of Main Street vs. the Capitalism of Wall Street." Campaign address at St. Cloud, Minnesota
September 21. Itinerary for Wallace's first week of campaign speaking tour. Press release
September 23. "Democracy and Capitalism." Campaign address at Indianapolis, Indiana
September 24. "The New Individualism." Campaign address at St. Louis, Missouri
September 24. "War Prosperity." Campaign address at Kansas City, Missouri
September 25. Campaign address at Topeka, Kansas
September 25. Campaign address at Shenandoah, Iowa
September 26. Campaign address at Wichita, Kansas
September 28. Campaign address at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
September 28. Excerpt from a campaign address at the Biltmore Bowl, Los Angeles,California
September 30. "Defense Through Solidarity of the Americas." Campaign address at San Francisco, California
September 30. Campaign address at Sacramento, California
October 1. Campaign address at Portland, Oregon
October 2. Campaign address at Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
October 2. Campaign address at Spokane, Washington
Series X: Box 45
October 3. Campaign address at Missoula, Montana
October 3. Campaign address at Helena, Montana
October 4. Campaign address at Aberdeen, South Dakota
October4. Campaign address at Jamestown, North Dakota
October 11. "Pan- American Defense." Campaign address at Washington, D.C.
October 12. Statement on the comments by Samuel F. Pryor concerning HAW'S book, Statesmanship and Religion
October 14. Statement on an article in the September 23, 1940, issue of Time magazine concerning HAW
October 16. "Labor." Campaign address at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
October 17. "Labor and Jobs." Campaign address at Parkersburg, West Virginia
October 18. Campaign address at Cincinnati, Ohio
October 18. "Labor, Industry and Agriculture." Campaign address at Kenton, Ohio
October 21. "Will McNary-Haugenism Work Today?" Campaign address at Mason City, Iowa
October 22. "Labor, Industry and Agriculture." Campaign address at Dubuque, Iowa
October 22. "Liberalism in 1940." Campaign address at Madison, Wisconsin
October 23. "Farm Program and National Defense." Campaign address at Springfield, Illinois
October 24. "Agriculture and Government." Campaign address at Lansing, Michigan
October 24. "Labor and Jobs." Campaign address at Detroit, Michigan
Series X: Box 46
October 25. "Appeasement." Campaign address at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 26. Campaign address at Albany, New York
October 28. Campaign address at Omaha, Nebraska
October 29. Statement on labor and conservation
October 29. "The Progressive Movement and the Iowa Farmer." Campaign address at Fort Dodge, Iowa
October 31. Campaign address at New York City.
October 31. Address at luncheon of employers of Women's and Children's Garment Workers, New York City
November 1. "Keeping Out of War." Campaign address at Steubenville, Ohio
November 2. Campaign address at Reading, Pennsylvania
November 2. Campaign address at Milford, Delaware
November 4. Campaign address at Washington, D.C.
November 4. Election-eve campaign radio address on the Democratic Rally program
November 5. Statement following HAW's election as Vice President of the United States
November 14. Statement on being selected to represent President Roosevelt at the inauguration of President Avila Camacho of Mexico
November 26. Address at the International Bridge at Laredo, Mexico
November 27. Address at El Mante, Mexico.
November 28. Address at Zimapan, Mexico
November 30. Statement made for Movietone at the American Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico
November 30. Statement made for Movietone with President Lazaro Cardenas at the National Palace, Mexico City, Mexico
November 30. Radio address broadcast to the United States and Mexico from Mexico City, Mexico
Describes highway to Mexico City; friendly reception of people
December 1. Radio address on the inauguration of President Avila Camacho broadcast to the United States from Mexico City, Mexico (CBS)
December 1. Radio address on the inauguration of President Avila Camacho broadcast to the United States from Mexico City, Mexico (NBC)
December 3. Address at a luncheon given at the American Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico
December 4. Address before the Chamber of Deputies, Mexico City, Mexico
December 5. Statement on being appointed the Champion of Inter-American Travel by the Mexican Tourist Association. "A Suggestion for the Mexican Oil Question Settlement"
1940. "Proposed Acceptance Speech 1940." [Before the Democratic National Convention?] Not given
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