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2 THE UGDEN STANDARD-EXAM1NEK MONDAY EVENING. JULY 26, 1920.
I Utah-Idaho Manager I
Issues Statement on
IC. W Nlblcy, general manager of
the l tah-ldaho Sugur company, li i u A
. statement defining the compai
position In the existing sugar situation.
S l The statement follows.
I Bali Lake City, Utah, .luh 24 l20.
Tt) the .Stockholders of the Utah-Idaho
Sugar company !
To bettor acquaint you with tho
.rntus and of the alleged causes of tho
pi oceedings between i he government
and our company. I deem it proper
to submit to you the following report
In June, isii', a complaint was
i t Washington before ibe federal
trades commission In Inch It is
i i ngcd Hint the Utah-Idaho Sugar
(unpany and Amalgamated Sugar
pmpany had entered into a conspiracy
is stifle and suppress competition and
, , o prevent smaller sugar companies In
C,tah and Idaho from building and op
erating sugar fai lories and had induc
ed railroad companies not to serve
i hem and banks and other moneyed
corporations not to make loans or ad
vances of money to them, and espec
ially through a conspiracy had engag
er! in unfair practiced i Interstate
"Upon these charges the go em
inent from April l in July 10 of this
Ada engaged in putting in Its
evidence. The defendants will begin
putting In their defense August 2'j.
e du not care at this time to com
i . 1 1 n t on the testimony so l ii add. iced,
a There always are in sidei to liti-
m tlon aii e ash you "i this time
is to withhold your judgment on the
m. merits until both sides have been fully
mW sard When that la done we lis
1 1 fear as to the ultimate nutconi
In May, 1920. another complaint
was filed against the) company at Sail
Lakt Clt and one in Idaho, in which
It is chaiged that the company had
sold sugar at these plat es at an un
i 'asonable and excessive rats or
charge, when admittedly such alleged
sales were made only. at the general
,'i.irket price of sugar.
H "During the war the government,
took over the Mugai products of this'
H countn and aai i with the
I sugar producers and manufacturers,
established the price of sugar of both
hue and beet producers. This com
pany, as well as all other best Sugar
i ioducors. willingly entered imu 1 1. m
contracts with tile government and(
compiled with them In every particu
lar To better Insure nupply ol
sugar for its people, the government
for two years purchased the ' uban
crop of sugar, and resold about one
thtrd of it to the allies, nun distributed
the rest of it In the I'm ted States, in,
July, IMS. the beei sugar I'roducers
if this country, including the I'lah
Idaho Sugar company, recommendi d
the continuation by the government j
of the sugar equalization bo.,rd and of
the beet sugar distributing commute.
and the purchase by the government
of the 120 Cuba crop and again ut
tered to contract with the government
for the sale of their su;u on a parltj
with cane sugar for a not he: yeai SS
the only practical plan wherebj h.
people of this country could be in
sured a supply of sugar at ; reasi
able price. The board and i.onirn
a '.rongly urged this and did all the:
litA to, Induce the picbuj' at to again
purchase the Cuban croii The re
ohnmendation was not followed an i
the Cuban crop was not purchased
I At that urns It could have been pur
sued &t 6 cents a pound for ra
! MUCH CAXE SUGAR.
"About SS per cent of the Fjg.u
ij consumed in the United Sta; -
U sugar largely produced and obtained
from ' 'uba, Hawaii and Porto RiCO. :
! e Utah-Idaho Sugar company pro
duces approximately l'i per cent of
j i he sugar consumed In the 1
I States. Since the war. the produc
j of sugar In Cuba fixed and controlled
I the general market price of sugar In ,
j this country.
1 "Th Cuban cane sugar not having
been purchased by our government, I
j the Cuban producers steadily advanc-
j ed the price of the 1S20 crop of iau
sugar until It reached 23 cents, the;
I highest mark which with the cost of i
transportation, duty and refining, of!
1 necessity, made 25-cent to 30-eent'
sugar to the consumer. It is common
1 knowledge that the general market
; price of sugar is fixed at New York,'
WLl New Orleans and San Francisco, baaed
j entirely upon the world 's demand and!
I supply of sugar. No ono cognizant of!
the facts, disputes this or asserts the
I contrary. And It also Is common J
J knowledge that last winter and apring.
H ;md even up to the present time, sugar
j generally over the country has been
1 elllng at ihe general market price of
J from 26 cents to Jo cents per pound
"No one has charged nor can the
I charge be successfully made that the
Utah-Idaho Sugar company In any
I manner had anything to do with fix-'
1 Ing, Influencing or controlling the gen-
1 eral market price of sugar. 1'roduc-
4' ing less than 1 per cent of the sugar
i consumed In the United Stale, this
1 rompany could no more fis or lnflu-
j ence the general market price of
J sugar, than could the production of
H wool in Utah fK or Influence the gen
j eral market price of wool.
1 "This company last year produced
ft nne million tnree hundred and thirty-
H ii, ne thousand bags of sugar. Of that
4 i mount It sold lost fall, lost winter
J and laBt spring, up to about Ma l.
IV 20. something over one million bags
MM at an acragc price of ten dollars and
I ighty-sevsn cents per b-g, notlth-
l landing il general market prloe of
1 sugar was greatly In cxees-s of that
1 price. Other sugar producers in Utah
A and Idaho sold substantially all their
J sugar last fall and winter on the eaat-
4 crn market, and at the general market
j price. The cane producer of the
A .outh, when his sugar came on the
i market, sold and was permitted to sell
I I. from seventeen dollars to eighteen
dollars per 100-pound bog
1 "Heretofore only about 250,000 bags
j of sugar of the Utah-Idaho Sugar
I, ;ompany were required to supply the!
j local market In Utah, Idaho and con-J
4 tiguous tsrrltor The reBt of It
I sugar was required to be sold and was
m heretofore sold on the eastern market.
II This last fiscal year, however, the
1 I'tah-Idaho Sugar company sold and
4 distributed in this local territory over
V f.nO.fiOO bags at an average- price of
J 110 87 a bng Of that amount ev
j dently about 350.000 bags were picked
up hy speculators at the low prlcp and
1 sold In the eastern markets at a profit
J of from J2 to $10 a bag. on May 1,
j 1320. the L'tah-Idaho Slgar company
bad on hand only a limited amount of
1 SUG.VR PICKED UP.
gl The local Jobbers who understand
i market conditions better than anyons,
J and seeing that the sugar of this rmn-
pany was thus being picked up by apec-
1 uators nt the low price, and shipped
H and sold elsewhere at the market
3 price, and i eallzlng that sugar manu-
Jl ' aeiurc-ra and r0f mora elsew ncrc woull
dM not ship and aeli sugar In the cheaper
M "k at but would continue to ship
and sell it elsowhere at the higher
Jf niarket, and perceiving that with SUi U
.M conditions the local territory would
H soon be without sugar and the Jobbera
H w'.ihout a supply for their customers.
H Petitioned .this company that it itself
igo to the general market price and b I
SO doing the shipping of sugar from
the local market would be ivuidcd, orj
cl6e other manufacturers and refiners
of sug.ii be induced to ship and Mil
sugar In this market and thereby the,
requisite amount of sugar for leal con-,
sumption would be preserved and sup-j
plica. It is evident that had this com- ,
pnn Inst fall and winter, sold lis
sugar on the eastern market as did i
lOlllor sugar companies of Utah and'
Idaho, consumers of the local terrl-j
;iory would have been obliged to pay
25c to 30c for sugar at the same prlt a
that sugar elsewhere generally sold on
the market. And it is just as evident
I that If thlfi company had continued to,
sell its sugar at the low price the,
greater jiarl of Its SUgat m hand,,
i would have been picked up b specu-'
' lators at the low price and shipped
east and sold on the general market. i
"Because of this rind utter going
over the situation with our attorneys.'
who advised us that the department ot
justice had nut the right to fix the
price of sugar and tin- dep. trim, m It
self having dl.sclnimeu an such power, j
'and since we were In no sense respon
sible for the general market price of'
SLgur. and had nothing whatever to I
do with fixing or determining such1
price, and had not entered and wciel
'not entering into any combination to!
'advance or control the price, and idnce
the general maiket price of sugar was'
loot the result solely of the universal
and natural law of supply and demand
land being advised by our attorneys;
that In their opinion, a sugar produce
selling at such u price was not seliu.r
a I an unreasonable or excessive charge
or rate within the meaning of tin
l ever uct, we accordingly, cm oi abum
'lay 1, after notice to our customers,
listed our price locally on the baslw
of the general market price ua fixed
and prevailed at San f-Yanclsco.
It has always been- the custom of
the company as WOi as eI other com
panh s to sell Its product at the gen
eral niarlMt price. We believe we
have a tight to do that It Is obvious
that we must follow the market
Whichever way It goes, up or down.
sn long as that market Is the natural1
market pnee based on the law of sup
pi) and demand and Influenced by an)
combination or artificial or unlawful
Ii.ierfcrence. It is difficult to s e how
this coinpanv or air. nthe, in pan..
oi person can carry on a business in
any other way li certainly would bis
n ther Just nor t ,n to require, for In
stance, the wool grower or miner oi
i tah or of the West to sell his product
" iov the geueral market price, ll t.b
per cent of that product consumed in
mis country were permitted to be solei !
at the general maiket price. And It la
Obvious and unjust discrimination
made by certain agents and officials
or the government ,j:.nnsi the heim
productlon of bt-et sugar and In favor,
of the foreign production of cane sugar)
ot which tve complain and contend
and shall . jut. md to the last ditch. !
il WHI1 li L&BOII
"Heet sugar Ip the United Slates la j
produced Irj white labor and by Am-
eiicun citizens and builders of homes
Cfthl sugar is produced largely by ne
gro and Japanese labor; yet the cam
sugar, which Is .i.iout 8S per cent of
in sugar consumed in this country,
i- permitted to come into our marki t.s
and sold to our people at the general
n.arket price Without complaint or
even without any attempt to restrict
or curtail the price. And the conten
tion Is that producers and vendors of
cane sugar may avail themselves of
our market and sell with Impunity and
without molestation at the gcneial
market price, but that the beet sugar
pioducer of this country and especial
ly the Utah-Idaho Sugar company and
beet sugar producers of the west may
i ot avail themselves or Itself of that
market price, but is asked to sell Its
sugar at e price- one-third or one-Balf
less, and If It shall not do so, and If
It ahall. as dos the enne producer, sell
ni the general market price, It la to be
branded a criminal and punished
We do not believe that it was the
Intention of congress to so discrimi
nate against white labor and produc
ers or beet sugar in this country and
In favor of negro and Japanese labor
producers of Cuba. Porto Rico, Hawaii
or the south, or at all to discriminate
against beet producer and in favor
of cane producers In this country or
elsewhere Nor do w beiiec that
the courts will so ln;orprel the law as
to permit such results, it cortainl)
would be strange if the woolgrowers
of Australia and Argentina, the wheat
grower.s of Canada, and the copper
miner of Peru were permitted to aall
th.maeHes of our market and sell
their products to our people at the
general market price, but that th
w col and wheatgrower and copper
miner of Utah and Idaho and of th"
west, were denied the right to sell
thrlr product at tho same general
n-aiket prire, and obliged to sell it
at one-third to one-half S3. It has
been said that the government may
not control the general market price
of the 88 per cent of the sugar ship
ped Into the United States nnd con
numed by our people, but that It can
by certain threatened prosecutions ar
bitrarily control and fix the price of
beet sugar produced in this country
Such statement or rlalm Is self-destructive
and Is an unjustifiable dis
crimination against the producers of
our own country and in no manner
accomplishes cheaper sugar for our
countrj For. attempting to fix a low
price on the home product of vugur
produced and consumed In this coun
try when confessedly no power exists,
to regniinte or control the price of the
large foreign product shipped and
consumed In the I nited States, but
creates a harvest for speculators with
no corresponding benefit to the con
sumer. "Moreover contracts with beetgrow
ers this year are based on i scaling
price of sugar If, for cx.-xinple, the
1 1 PARAMOUNT ARTCRAFF REALM!1 UNITED ARTISTS PARAMOUNT '"
I j LIKE THE ORFSiEUM IN VAUDEVILLE BMNUM & BAILY & RINGLMTS CIRCUS 1 1 I
j THE SUPREME IN AMUSEMENT QUALITY B 1
I! L I "His House In Order" j L I 1
j -w- I KZ3(HHia BBMiBMMBMi jj ' j I .
j ti I schedule today Today ami Tomorrow , . I 1 H
A JL ... , Ibis high class program is JL .JL V
Doors Open 1:50 55 r I
A I curtain. 213 P exceptionnBy fine. The dra- A I Jj
- A. PtClCiy jHk matic adicn and de,aiI un" I I fl
-m ss- mm equalled in pictures. A roaring "1. H E I
JuTA 4-80 "3k 's? w comedy 'n two arts; a ")eau" -L V X &
l X 9:15 I jll j l 1 k
i "R 1 adm!ss,ons W 1 1R S I
1 j IV I r 1 WE BRING THE WHOLE I I
I I A c &fij ':J FAMTT Vi I I ii
I 1 lnc!ud,ns federal tax SU::' vr' -iVilJU i j $jk j I
I OG DEN'S HALF M I L L I ON D O L LA R A M 'USE M ENT PAL AC E 1 H
briee of beet sugar should be held
; down to Bay il2 per 100-pound bag.
, the farmer win receive U0 a ton
Cor beets. If on the other hand the
Oocl augur produced b whits lanor is
'iteuted in me same innniier thut car.t
aujjar produced hy neyro and Japa
nese labor is treated, and the price of
Hugur placed on u parity with cano
I sugar watch, according to present Iri
Idicatlons, will be approximately irom
, $li to JJ0 u 10u-pound hag. then the
Ibeetsrower will receive hum 16 to
;21 a ion for hln bee IS, It is eitljnat-
ed thut there will bo raised In Utah
and southern Iuuho about two million
loim of beets this season. If tho beet
:i ii;ar be tieated and placed on a par
Ity with cane sugar, men according 10
present Indications It would mean on
'increase to the beelgrov.er of from
twelve million to twenty million dol
lars. Not a cent of this will go to the
laugnr companies, but will go direct to
(the farmers Thut addhlon.il money
j distributed through Uteh and Idaho
i would mean a great deal to tho pros
perity of these states. Every fanner.
every merchant, every banker apd sv
I ery worker Is 'ntercsrod in such a
' proposition and ought to be willing to
I demand for tho heetgrowers of L'tah
rind Idaho and of the west the same
right and privileges granted to tho
canegrowers. Anything less than this
i. an unjust discrimination against
the homo product of sugar, which
bring d rlistilbutes more real
money to the people oi Llah and Idaho
than tlie prouuctlon of any other one
I W. MBLEY,
General Manager Utah-Idaho Sugar
CARRANZA ARMY OFFICERS
WILL BE KEPT ON DUTY
MEXICO CITY, July 26. All offi
cers of the army as constituted under;
the regime of President Carrnnza, wil'.
be accepted by the government of pro-1
visional President de la Huorta for Its
army because of their knowledge, c- '
i "filing to a war department an-!
nouncoment tonight. Only those offl
cers Involved In the Madero asaaaalna-l
tlon will be rejected
U. S. WAR DEBTS
BEING PAID OFF
For First Tims in Three Years,
Uncle Sam's Income Is
WASHINGTON) Julv 26. The gov
ernment's Income for the flseal year
ending June SO, exceeded expenses for
the first time hi three years, Secretary
Houston declar"d today in a statement.
He announced a reduction In the gross
public debt and torecust a further ' Im
portant reduction'' for the next twelve
While the annual operations of the
government showed a surplus of $J91,
221,517, the more imp. riant change,
treasury officials sild was ihe cutting
of $ 1 . 1 S6, 1 84,692 from the gross pub
lic debt during the year Thi- national
debt aggregated 124,299,321,467 on
June 30. and $23,4S4,506.160 a year
previously, but in the meantime the
obligations of the nation had mounted
to their highest polm 126,696,701,648
on August 31 due to the operations
Incident to the handling of maturities
of treasury certlfiate5 of Indebtedness
thus a reduction of $2,297,880,180
from the peak Is shown.
"utsldo of the transactions Involving
the gross debt, treasurj recelpU f"1
the year aggregated $6.694.f65.38S.
while expenditures totalled 16,403,-1
343,841. The statement revealed how
ever, that the surplus was due largely
to a partial liquidation of the asset-j
of the war finance corporation. Exclu
sive of the special Income from that
source there was a deficit of $7 1 879.-'
072 In the actual handling of Income'
"The operations Incident to the!
handling of tlr- maturities of treas
ury certificates from June 15 to Jul
15 have now been completed." the!
statement fa id and have resulted In
fur. her reductions In both the gross
debt and the floating debt of the
United States The gross debt on Juno
10, 1920. on the bass of dail treasury
statements amounted to 124,299,821,
,467 as against ?2i. 484. 506.1 bO at the
rnd of the previous fiscal year on Juno
30, 1919, and 126,596,701,648 on Aug
ust 31, 1919. when the gross debt was
!at Its peak."
TELEGRAPHERS TO VOTE
ON LATEST WAGE AWARD
CT LOUIS. Mo.. July 26. Tho wage
'award made by the United States rall-
.; labor board is to be Immediately
submitted to the membership of the
Order of Railroad Telegraphers for a
vote as to its acceptance or rejection.
E J. Manlon, International president.
.announced here. Rejection automatic
ally carries with It a strike, ho said.
Referendum ballots will be mailed
'out to the 80,000 members of the order
iby Wednesday, he said, and it la ex
pected the result of the vote Will be
known within a month.
RUSSIAN PEOPLE'S COURT
CHARGES RELIGIOUS FRAUD
LONDON, July 25 A wireless dls-'
patch from Moscow says the people's
court has tried and convlctej Fathrr
Doslfcl of the Hon Monastery, and tho1
Abbess Seraphlmo on charges of mon-i
archlsi agitation and obtaining money,
under false pretenses by selling bones
of alleged saints for curative purposes. I
Father Doslfel was sentenced to five'
ears at forced labor without inipris-,
onmenti while the abbess was sen-1
tenced to detention in a social wel-j
n r .
OFFICER AMD 18 SEAMEN
GO DOWN ON MINED SHIP
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jul 24 t By
The Associated Press i Eighteen sea
men and one officer. Dr Bartl. lost'
their lives with the destruction of the'
new Italian destroyer M'oerto Carlo
Racchla. which struck a mine today
In the Hlack e:i near the entrance to
(Continued from Page 1.)
i man like Mann is Is responsible foi
.utterances repugnant to Australians
SERIOUS POINT IS REACHED.
LONDON, July 25 Sir Horace
; I'lunkctt. founder of the Irlsb Domin
ion league, and leuder of the moder
ate Irish nationalist opinion, told a
New Castle audience today that the
situation in Ireland Is more alarmlns
1 1 1 1 within his knowledge of forty
A Similar Vle Is reflected by the
newspapers of England and Ireland
1 1 found eiren;ion In the speeches
Thursday In the house of commons,
oven Sir Edward Carson declaring he
had never known anything llko the
Stats of anarchy prevailing, and thai
"in t h i ee-fpiarters of Ireland the Brit
ish goi ernnn-nt has be n entirely beat
er " Sir Hamar Greenwood, chief
, decretory for Irelnnd. warned the
country to brace itself against a blt
ter period In Irloh hl?tor.
The rioting In Belfast subsided to
jday but there are plenty of signs that
the lull Is only temporary.
Both from Premier Lloyd George s
statement to tho labor delegation
Thursday and from Sir Hamar'aj
speech, it is considered apparent that I
the government regards that a part
Ing of the ways Is reached One road
leads toward negotiation with the Sinn:
Fein on the basis of a dominion form I
of government while the other appar-l
sr.tlj leads toward tho bitter period
Which Sir Harnnr foresees With morel
soldiers and stricter laws for roprei-,
nlon foremost among thjem trial of.
criminals by summary courts and the!
giving up of attempts to induce Jury
men to answer to a summons.
TWO MORE EARTHQUAKES
FELT IN LOS ANGELES I
LOS ANGELES. Cat. July 26 A
sharp "arthquako woke Los Angeles at
4 12 this morning. A few chimneys
were knocked down. dishes broken1
and windows rattled
V second ;:nri much lighter shock
was folt In Los Angeles at 8.69 a. m.
Nude Woman's Body
Believed Mrs. E. LeRoy H
(Continued From Page One; j
,ap'irtmnt at number 105 Harper avc-
nue, as having belonged to "Leroy." -."i
STVYED IN JAIL. I
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., luly 2b. K- MY'
.pressing far that "E. Leroy" whom I '
he named In his statements to poii. t
(here in connection with the Investtga
'tion of tho Detroit to New York trunlj
mystery might taks vengeance rn him,
Allen A Tatum, a linotype operatof VilJKi
I Ot Birmingham, remained it polics 1
i headquarters tonight No charge hat I
been placed against him. j
Tatum. according to the police, said ' i
he saw th? Jackson woman several Hfe"
time! ind wny told by her that sha I
hnd married a man by the name of E MM
Leroy." She also said according M Bftl
Tatum. thut her husband was extreme- K
ly Jealous of her. V
Tatum Is quoted that he never mm
Leroy and that the latter must have ill
heard of his attentions to his wife,
killed her and shipped the trunk to
"A. A. Tatum" to get revenge.
EX-SERVIVE MEN REPAID jl
MONEY LEGION BORROWED Bp
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. July 26. An 1
Indebtedness, amounting to S2B7.000 f
has been paid off, according to an an- I
nouncenient b Robert H Tyndall, na- I
tlonal treasurer of tho American Le- l
glon. The money was borrowed lajSt t
summer from approximately 400 J
FIRE SWEEPING PASTURES ft .
AND CROPS IN MEXICO j
EAGLE PASS. Tex. July 26. ' IIL
Many square miles of rich pasture and J
crops are beln" destroed by prairie an
fires which have been burning In W
Mexico ten miles from here for sei - F
eral days ami which are spreading 4 W '
TOOTS AND CASPER Casper's Safe in That Digguise. By j E MURPHY
5SS to a vunNiy v ? j Passing TH- Mc- MWOMrVsl- HW. KQR. f LD0T, W.7T
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