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Senator Capper Urges Embar
go Be Put on Sugar.
Washington, April 24.-Declaring
that sugar profiteers are preparing
for their "annual canning season
N raid," Senator Arthur Sapper, Re
publican, of Kansas, on the floor of
the senate today urged the govern
ment to declare an embargo on su
gar, confiscate all sugar stores and
distribute them at cost to the public.
In one of the most sweeping indict
ments of profiteering ever heard in
the senate, Senator Capper declared
the American colonists went to war
with George III for lesser outrages
than are now being perpetrated and
said Capt. Kidd lapsed into a Sunday
school character by coomparison
with present-day "profit hogs."
The poor are actually being de
prived of healthful foods by profit
eering in sugar which prevents them
putting up vegetables and fruits
necessady to a wholesome diet, Sen
ator Capper said.
He paid his respects to those who
are urging payment of soldier bonus
es by a sales tax, which he declared
would be levied at the demand of
profiteers on men, women and chil
dren, including the ex-service men
themselves. He came out flatly for
taxing war profits.
In addition to profiteering in sugar
Senator Capper declared it existed in
equally vicious form in cotton and
cotton goods, oil, lumber, meats,
foodstuffs and tobacco, "the poor
man's luxury." He continued:
"For years the sugar interests
have annually and shamelessly and
openly robbed the American house
wives during the canning season.
They have, with their extortionate
charges, as regularly blighted the
poor family's only hope of putting
up and storing away a cheap and
wholesome supply of fruits and veg
etables for winter. Every principle
of healthful living demands just
these things in the family diet. But
the sugar trust is allowed to prey on
the health and the welfare ef this
nation every year in the canning sea
son that it may enrich itself further
by profits running high in the hun
dreds of millions.' The people are
helpless; there is no real substitute
for sugar. It is piracy so colossal and
so criminal that Capt. Kidd and all
the famous pirates of history become
Sunday school characters by compar
ison. How long is this government
going to stand for it.
Predict Thirty-Cent Sugar.
"Sugar speculators blandly predict
sugar will sell at thirty cents or more
a pound retail when the canning sea
sonson opens. Conservative whole
salers say the price to the consumer
will reach or exceed fifty cents a
pound before it closes. One billion
pounds of sugar have recently been
exported from our shores and Great
Britain in addition to the millions of
pounds shipped abroad during recent
weeks or months, says a current news
report. This government owes it to
itself and the American people to de
clare at once an embargo on sugar
and to seize immediately every stock
of this commodity in the United
States for distribution to the consu
mer at cost, because a government
that is sworn to protect its people
permits this robbery and puts no
curb upon it.
"It is a time when 100 per cent
Americanism should be defined,"
Capper continued. "If it means to
evade taxes, cheat the government,
and swindle the people, let this be
fairly understood. But "it would be
instructive to know just the differ
ence in principle between cheating
the government and putting it in bad
and attempting to overthrow it in
the rude manner of Bolshevists. Both
methods reach the same result; one
is merely more crafty than the other.
We can regulate profits as we regu
late usury, and in such regulation
provision can be made for maintain
ing a sinking fund for the lean
years. We have laws against profit
eering. If those charged with their
enforcement will see that profit hogs
go tb jail, prices will soon tumble.
The United States has become a rob
ber's roost; greed is become morally
and criminally lawless. In self-pro
tection we must find a remedy and
Senator Lenroot of Wisconsin, Re
publican, added that the department
of justice "has been setting mouse
traps when bear traps were needed
to catch the profiteers."
The next regular teachers' exami
nation will be held Saturday, May 1,
work beginning at 9 o'clock a. m.,
and closing at 5 o'clock p. m.
White applicants will report at the
Court House; colored applicants at
. W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Ed.
Patches Badges of Honor in
Big Overall Parade.
New York, April 24.- 0 Profiteer
sure did you see,
The gang that hiked today;
Their overalls, their denim gowns
Their khaki and dungaree.
The strangest procession ever to
smite wondering eye of this city to
day straggled through Broadway and
other streets of the Longacre Square
Instead of gaudy paraphernalia,
which usually makes a parade a thing
of triumph, this one moved soberly,
in denim and dungaree. A patch was
the badge of honor and frayed ends
the insignia of rank. For this was
the great Economy Parade, arranged
as a mass demonstration in the over
alls and old clothes drive on high
price of wearing apparel.
To Save Leather.
Failure to, march of the largest
portion of the tenthousand men, wo
men and children who were expected
to take part in the procession of pro
test was explained by a member of
the cheese club, an organigation of
writers responsible for the move
ment. He said that with the cost of
shoe leather what it is, the missing .
ones did not feel they could afford
to contribute six or seven miles wear
out of their footgear.
Even with such being the case
those who made the pilgrimage re
presented every type of group and
community about the city. College
and high school boys and girls walk
ed between companies of movie ac
tresses and suffragists, artists, house
wives, business men and various
trades and industries were put to
gether like layers of a cake-very
thin layers-with volunteer bands
for the filling.
Particularly noticeable,, .however,
was the fact that most of the public
which appeared to be protesting
against the high prices of clothing in
raiment of ancient vintage, stood
about the curb and looked doleful.
Whether disinclination of this con
tingent to join in the march was due
to habitual depression caused by per
manency of their getup, no one could
Perhaps it was something of the
same depression which prevented stu
dents from Columbia, New York and
Fordham Universities and city col
lege turning out in numbers. How
ever, nearly all high schools in New
York and Brooklyn were represent
ed. One group of boys marched in
First in the line of march was a
delegation from the cheese club,
many of them garbed in denims
specially tailor made after latest
models in men's clothing.
Children of the Stage.
Municipal employees all wearing
overalls, were followed up by groups
of actresses and movie queens. Con
spicuous in the line up was a limou
sine full of atist's models. They ex
pressed protest by wearing .flesh
colored crepe, so cleverly designed
that from a short distance is appear
ed to be non-existent.
One of the first in the procession
was W. H. Warren, eighty-year-old
veteran of the civil war. Once a body
guard of General Grr.nt, he marched
in this campaign with his grand army
hat, and a pair of overalls on his
A pair of elephants, stars at the
hippodrome, added weight to the pro
cession. They marched with stripes
of denim flung over their legs. Ac
cording to Walter J. Kingsley, chair
man of the parade committee, no tai- 1
lor could fit them.
Overall Wedding in the Wal
New York, April 24.-Profiteers
did not pr-ofit at the "overall wed
ding" today at the Waldorf Astoria !
hotel of Miss Gertrude Reinhardt, of
Brooklyn, to W. Ramsey Frederick,
of Pittsburg. The bride was attired
in what she described as an "over
all jumper" suit. In place of the cus
tomary bridal white, she wore plain
blue gingham, prettily made, to be
sure, but undeniably gingham. Her
bridal bouquet was of daisies. The
bridal outfit cost a shade over $4. A
blue-checked gingham dress was
worn by her attendant, Miss Frances
Grodsky, of Hempstead, L. L The
groom, his best man, J. A. Reinhardt,
brother of the bride, and the officiat
ing clergyman, the Rev. W. D. Tuck
er, pastor of St. Andrew's M. E.
church, Brooklyn, were dressed in
biue denim suits.
The reception following the wed
ding was attended by guests attired
in overalls, denim and gingham
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40-pound to 100-pound quantities, 50c. per hundred
25 pounds . . . 15c.
15 pounds ... 10c.
7 pounds . . . 05c.
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