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Increased Production Now
Prof. J. A. Todd, the British cot
ton authority and former secretary
of the Empire Cotton Growing com
mission of England, arrived at St.
Matthews yesterday for a conference
with J. Skottowe Wannamaker, pres
ident of the American Cotton asso
ciation. He will stay at St. Matthews
until Monday or Tuesday and may
Professor Todd says that he has re
signed from the cotton gowing com
mittee of England and that he is now
devoting his entire time to his busi
ness as a consulting economist.
"I am keen on cotton," said Pro
fessor Todd, "and want to know all
about the American situation. I have
always been interested in the prob
lems of the Southern cotton growers
and am in sympathy with their pres
ent efforts. The greatest benefit
would come to the cotton industry in
America through a reform of the
present system of marketing. The
growers have always been at a disad
vantage in this respect, and have for
years been urging the necessity of a
change. I certainly hope that the
movement this time, through the
American Cotton association will be
Professor Todd admitted that the
British cotton interests were frankly
worried over the tendency toward a
decrease in cotton production in
America. "Our manufacturers," he
said, "can do nothing fo the present
but wait anxiously for information]
as to the possible size of the next cot
ton crop. They have been hoping for
and expecting figures which would
point to a production of at least 15,
000,000 bales. I have warned them J
that this figure was a maximum, and
from recent infomation I fear that it
may be much smaller. This lessened
production, and the great increase in
the consumption of cotton by the
American industries worries us. It!
makes us wonder where our supply j
is coming from. I believe that the
amount of cotton which will be used
right here in this country is consid- ?
erably larger than you anticipate." j
When asked about the activities of
the Japanese in purchasing large lots j
of cotton machinery in this country, |
Professor Todd said that it was to be,
expected. "The Japanese," he said,1
"are the Scotchmen of the East. They
are on the lookout for every promis
ing opportunity. They besought our
Indian cotton at high prices when no
one else showed . any interest in it. ?
They will undoubtedly become an im-.
portant factor in the future cotton
The Empire Cotton Growing com- ;
mittee, according to Professor Todd, J
is now well organized, after the inter j
ruption caused by the war and it will j
use all the means in its power to
bring about a large cotton production !
throughout the British empire.
"The committee," he explained,
"will receive substantial contribu
tions from the government and the
trade. The plan to levy six pence per
bale on all cotton imported into
Great Britain'will almost certainly
go through, which will furnish $500,
000 a year to further the work. This
amount, of course, is not sufficient
to do anything in the way of running
plantations or actually growing cot- !
ton, but it will be used entirely to
pay the expenses of the administra
tion, education and research. Our on
ly hope toward production must come
from educational work among the
native agricultural populations. We
must teach them how to grow cotton,
furnish them with the proper seed
and prove to them that it will be
worth while financially. This will
take a great many years and there
is no chance or immediate relief.
Even though we increase poduction
in the regions where cotton is al
ready grown, the manuafcturers
could absorb more than the largest
increase we can reasonably expect."
Next Battle Fought in Air.
New York, March 26-The first
battle of the next war will be fought
in the air, Brig. Gen. William Mitch
ell, chief of the division of training
and operations, army air service, de
clared in a statement here today, in
which he visualized a decisive aerial
conflict. The battle, he added, would
also be the last one of the war, be
cause the losing nation would be help
Tess and unable to continue hostilities
after its air fleet had been conquered.
The air service chief predicted that
aviation will "completely drive" huge
battle cruisers, battleships and other
surface ships off water in the next
conflict. "A great air force can ren
der surface craft incapable of oper
ating and stop debarkation from
ships and attacks and share establish
ments," he said.
Brigadier General Mitchell in his
visualization of the great air struggl?
of the future described vividly the
part he believes giant guns bearing
battle planes, bombers, rigid dirigi
bles, balloons and armored aircraft
of various designs will play in the
With the beginning of war he pic
tures a huge fleet of dirigible ballons
scaring,, high above the ocean and
from nests on the tops of these, tiny
airplanes are launched, locate the
enemy fleet and return with infor
mation. The chief air officer, working
in contact with the army and navy,
sends his air force against the enemy.
The American fighting planes di-ive
from the sky the enemy pursuit and
combat planes launched from the
decks of enemy battleships.
"The comes the main attack by our
air forces against the hostile fleet,"
says General Mitchell. "The battle
planes are in squadrons of 25 and 4
of these constitute an attack group.
Circling over the enemy fleet they
maintain a heavy fire, destroying per
sonnel and anti-aircraft equipment.
"With the gun bearing planes or
immediately behind them are the
bombers, huge air freighters carry
ing projectiles weighing up to one
ton and depth bombs for effect
against submarines. Water torpedoes
controlled by wireless from planes
crash into the sides of the hostile ves
sels, sinking the smaller ones and
damaging the larger.
"Darkness comes and when visibil
ity from the ships has become poor,
huge rigid dirigible balloons carrying
bombs of enormous weight join the
attack, their projectiles crashing
through the heaviest armor of the
"As the navy comes up to complete
the work done by the aerial forces
the battlers over. The enemy, driven
from the air and with most of its
ships either sunk or out of action,
surrenders. The battle has been the
first and is also the last of the war;
The enemy can not land his forces."
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