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CALLS O1 PAthe nom
FOR COTTON RULING theas"i
Wannamaker Seeks Light on Acreage from Henry
Cut Kansas, rea<
A.Mitchell Palmer, attorney gen- to me to rec
eral of the United States, has been group of n
appealed to for a ruling concerning for the reset
the legality of the cotton associations' federal trade
campaign for reduction of cotton acre- ed a list of
age: which the cc
Governor Allen of Kansas claims among them
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it is a flagrant violation forbid what you t
should be stopped unless plish. - One forbids the entering into
ons all immune to prose- an agreement or understanding or
Skottowe Wannamaker, pool by com petitors to maintain
the South Carolina Cot- prices or allot business and the other
ion, received a telegram forbids agreement among competitors
J. Alien,- governor of to limit output. It strikes me that'
ling in part as follows: you must be rather sure of your im
question at issue seems miunity from prosecution in attempt
it upon the right of any ing to run so contrary to a declared
n to form a combination public policy.
;raint of production. The Work of Speculators?
commission has publish- "The South having gone through a
questionable practices period of extraordinary prosperity
)mmission condemns and during the past three years, having
are two which seem to objected to any regulation of the
- lprice of its chief product because it
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - t h o ug h t t h a t n r u n r e st r ic te d m a r k e t
M k dently unwilling to let the prevailing
CS economic forces take effect to ward
off the result of these self imposed
M akes conditions., Some of its leaders now!
E ,seek to imitiate a deliberate combina
e tion wvhich refuses to. give any regard
for the real need of the world, but
Easierseek only to restore the speculative
losswhich came as a result of an
lar eiertion to ill considered action.
ateal hifin"I anm receiving letters and tele
Iatals tig grams from many of your own people
sh on the foot informi~ng me that this movement is
archand angs in the interest of the speculators and
archand ans not the growers. If governmental ac
tion is necessary to stabilize the price
of cotton during the period of inidus
A~4 trial and economical readjustment I
V will be glad to assist in the conside
~ A ration of such a plan, but I can not
bring myself to appirove in the face of
the great needs of the world a reduc
f ~ w~ich shm neua cremditiepns. al
There hulre no sectional privnee in
dastry or givn ihonsty.te peotl ol
. aelcins of the counrl govenmen
equalyptititn ic thermrllw fcm e are
Woasctao a kr s ntesepctviie
whrghtrubeal ced upoo sl
.sust frmre (rom dae huan itsae
common sa enetal rivegej
criter orgn fwoman, sidt Mr. n-y
~i The gretest of efderls igovenmen
est conemra this cetfnl comerce."s
ivator can be Lur- fwihh smstpoonl go
Sshovel gangs in-. "h vs a hshsflisn
sees and works esta h ol bti a ensi
all w i t hi either ta eenle h ifric-h
ment, olbtaehde rmhmef
not room enough tefliso h ieackont
you the Qomplete "nadto oteohrqaiia
ie in an ' see for toso h in er .Alni
IT MANNING "oto grwnIsetoa:is
safoie romaligt eces hait's
ike sunlight-, the' world demans- it.
Cheap Cotton, i$ a encrse only 4o the
section which' produces -it,
"Cotton blought othe slaves from
the East to the South at- a 'price that
was productive of inteinecine strife
and of civil war. Mr. Allen seemis to
forget that we are too far from Web
ster. and Calhoun, too far away from
rant and Lee, 'to appreciate, the tiun
ders of sectionalism. Nationalism
should -be the demand o' the hour and
of the country everywhen --. Ameri
cans should feel that the cotton crop
is theirs and should help the cotton
South to get a fair price for cotton.
"Figures of the United States de
partment of agriculture show that
the production of cotton - for 1914,
1915, 1916. and 1917 amounted to less
than the consumption. Regardless of
this fact, the price of cotton during
this. period shows, an increase. of only'
36: per. cent., as compared with the.
pre-war period. . Still, during the
same period, wheat, regardless of the
fact that there was no such shortage
in the crop, shows an increase of 76
per cent. as compared with the same
Cotton :;ears' Crime.
"It is well stated that the cotton
bears are responsible for Southern il
literacy. Is it possible that the fact
that the national goverenment is a
wet nurse for, Governor Allen's wheat
section with the two extremes also
brings illiteracy as the final result?
The cotton farmer produces a hand
made crop and for this should receive
a remunerative price for it. He is
forced to exist, not permitted to live,
forced to sacrifice comfort, conven
ience, enjoyment and education. It
has resulted in illiteracy.
"The machine gathered, fabulously
remunerative wheat crop of Governor
Allen's section has produced wealth,,
but it seems, if he is to be taken as
an examplt, that it likewise has pro
duced illiteracy. The production of
cotton should be an exceedingly prof
itable business for the South. Instead
it has proved a curse to the entire
section. It was cotton that tied the
South to negro slavery from the be
ginning of the cotton industry until
1865. It tied the entire farming in
terests to the slavery of cotton, which
it has been wellnigh impossible to
"I urge that Governor Allen, in
keeping with his policy of regulating .
the political, social and commercial
affairs of the State of South Carolina,
and the political social and commer
cial affairs of the cotton belt, let me
have the names of people from South
Carolina and the cotton belt who have
telegraphed and written him approv
ing of his course. They either belong
in one of two institutions-the lunatic
asylum or the penitentiary; they
either lack brains or morals. They
are dangerous to society and should
be locked up.
"Certainly no Southern man who I
claims Southern blood or for that'
matter any man who loves the Stars
and Stripes, would so far forget him
self as to approve of his course, as to
approve of his insulting, malicious
misrepresentation in stating that the
South was attempting to profiteer on
the miseries of the world, or approves
of his course in misrepresenting facts
in stating that the Southern pro
ducer could get 35 cents per pound for
his cotton; to cast an ;wault upon the!
South that would cause Ihe blood of
any fair minded man to boil; finally
to attempt to deny to the South the
God given right granted by the dec
laration of independence and our
constitution to regulate our own af
"Finally when he has been exposed
and ridiculed and condemned by hon
est, liberty loving men in every sec
tion, he attempes to intimidate us by
threats to haul us before the bar
of justice-for what ? To force us to
obey his mandate or dlecree to make
brick without straw, threatening to
instruct his taskmasters to force us
Appeals to Palmer.
"Immediately upon receipt of Gov
ernor Allen's telegram I wired him
stating that it was my privilege to
refer the entire matter to the United
States attorney general. The entire
matter is now before the attorney
general with the request that he make
a ruling concerning the statutes re-I
ferred to hv Governor Allen.
"The South can not curtail its cot
Lon acreage, planting such lands in
>ther crops and hold its cotton for re
nunerative prices and if the attorney
eneral preveuntr such action on the'
rart of the South, then we are not
iving under the constitution of li b-j
~rty loving, free born American citi
ens. The ruling of the attorney gen
r'al on this question is being awaited I
vith deeCp interest throughout t he~
otton belt. If the decision of the at
orney general does not meet the ap
)roval of Governor Alleni, doubtless he ,
vill take some other steps or action,
is he seenms dletermined~ to dlictate the
)olicy for the regulation of the cot
on belt and probably he will finally'
ncludle in his territory all of the
Jnitedi States and the entire world.
3esides how can you make a fool pr
reive that he is a fool?
"Concerning Governor Allen's allu
iop to the three years' prosperity of
~he South, this is about as far from
he truth as his statement concern
ng the price of cotton. This pros
>erity in the South is imaginative.
['he price of cotton is practically the
mnly product in America that did noti
~abulously enhance in value as a re-I
mnIt of the tremendous expansion
>rought on by the wvar. It went to
15 cents per p~oundl regardlless of the
Mar, the price having been depressed
by expansion andl not permitted to9
rise on its merits. Trhe South is the
>nly section of the country that has
riot enjoyed faulous prosperity.
"Governor Allen's magnanimous of-,
fer to assist in stabilizing the price of
cottona, providedi we wouldl withdraw
aur campaign to curtail acreage, is
loubtless (due to his anxiety over the
prospect of high price cotton."
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