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NO MERCY SHOWN
District Attorney Westoi. to Carry
Out Orders to Letter
CALLS' FOR COOPERATION
Divides Eastern District Inte Two
Subdivisions to Expedite Inquiry.
Columbia, Aug. 26.-Francis H.
Weston, United States district at
torney for the Eastern district of
South Carolina, in a statcment to
the press today, in addition to adlvo
cating the creation of a fair price-fix
ing committee for each county of thc
State, calls on those who have comn
plaint s to make about alleged hoard]
ing or -jprofiteering to make them
eithcr to him at Colunmbi a, or to hisl
assistant J. Waties Waring, a:
Charlcston, according to the dlivision
of the district..
In order to expeditet the investilga
tions now being made by agents of
the Department of Justice into the
standard of prices now governing the
foodstuffs market, Mr. Weston has
dlivided( the Eastern dlistrict into twvo
sub~divisions5, one with hcadquarters at
Columbia under his supervision, andl
the other at Charleston in charge of
Mr. Waring. The counties continguous
to Columbia arc under the district at
torney andi those in the vicinity of
Charleston andl its tradeC tcrritory are
taken care of by his assistant.
The counties under Mr. Weston are
Aiken, Allendale, Bamnbcrg, Barnweli,
Calhoun, Chesterfield, Darlington, Keor
shawv, Lee, Lexington, Marlboro, Or
angeburg, Richland and Sumter.
Mr. Waring will have supervision
over Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston,
Clarendon, Colleton, Dillon, Dorches
ter,. Florence, Georgetown, Hampton,
Horry, Jasper, Marion ad Williams
Asked to Report Facts.
When a citizen of any of the fore
going counties thinks that hoarding or
profiteering in foodstuffs is being
practicedl by the merchants of his
county, he is requested to'report the
facts to either*- Mr. Weston or Mr.
Waring, according to which one of
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these gentlemen is in charge of the r
county in which the alleged violation s
of the provisioris of the food Control t
act occurs. t
District Attorney Weston is work- 1
ing energetically in putting the ma- t
chinery in operation to stamp out
hoarding and profiteering.in his dis
trict, and actions of libel and profit
eering prosecutions are expected in t
short order. Mr. Weston is determined 9
to carry out the orders of the Depart- a
ment of Justice to the letter and to
leave nothing undone to reduce the
present high standards of prices of
foodstuffs if it is in the power of his
office. HeI stated several days ago
that violators of the food control actc
could expect no mercy from his office.
no matter how high the violator mighti
be in the business and social world.
'Wants Meetings Called.
"I would request,' said Mr. Weston.
in giving one plan for reducing the I
standard of prices, "that county food
adlminlistrators cnll at once a meet
ing of the citizens of each county ap
the county seat and at this meeting a
list of fair prices should be agreed
upon for, 'publica'tion in the county
pap~ers, andl a committee madIe up oft
dealei's and disinterested citizens
should be appointed to revise the list I
of fair p)rices each week or wvhenever
it may be necessary. This would re-r
sult in posting the people as to what l
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led in a San
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nerchants are realizing a fair profit
nd what merchants are exploiting
hem. Public opinion is a mighty fac
or in correcting any grievance, and
man who in the present crisis
hrough which the world is passing
eeks to impose on his fellow citizens
s destitute of patriotism and con
cience aid should not be patronized
>y the public. The day has come for.
eparating those who are willing to
leal fairly with the public and those
who are gouging and robbing in a
esire to get rich quick."
Continuing Mr. Weston said that
a committee on fair prices would in
~estigate wholesale and retail prices
f articles, an din case ot excessive
nd exorbita'nt prices the responsibil
ty would be fixed on the merchant
vho is robbing the public.
"Public opinion," concluded the dis
rict attorney, "should lay ~ts hands
ecavily on the profiteer by refusing
o patronize him and by holding him
ip to the indigation, scorn and con
emrpt of his fellow citizens."
Plans More Meetings in Columbia.
Mr. Weston is adopting his own
>lan by being one of the leaders in at
emptin gto have a fair price comn
niittee appointeal for the city of' Co
umbia. lIe is planninig to hold a
nass meeting of citizens here Monday
dight at which thc question can be
horoughly discussed andl digested
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and some positive action taken.
The fight the government is making
to relieve the present high cost of
foodstuffs has taken hold of the imag
ination of the people, and it is meet
ing with the hearty approbation of all
sections of the State. The majority
of people of South Carolina, it would
appear from conversations with men
from every section of the State,- like
wise would approve of an amendment
to the food control act which would in
some measure reduce the present ex
cessive costs of clothing particularly
Chicago, Aug. 16.-The first war
rants in Chicago's campaign against
food hoarders and profiteers were it
sued today undler the Lever food con
trol law. .John W. Campbell presidlent
and treasurer, and John E. Bunker,
vice president and manager of the
,John F. Camp ibellI Comnpany wholesale
sugar dealers, wvere chargedi with vio
lation of the law and accused of hav
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on sugar sales.
United States District Attorney
Chas. F. Clyne, who returned here to
day after a conference of several days
in Washington with Attorney Gen
eral Palmer said that the campaign
against hoarders and profiteers would
be vigorously prosecuted. He said taht
a great mass of evidence had been
turned in by federal investigators and
that aotion in his office was just be
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foodstuffs will begin here Monday ac
cording to Lieut. Col. J. P. Castleman
in charge of the distribution of foods,
who said the stocks would he given
to several large storey early Monday
morning. Every facility, it was said,
would be given the public to purchase
the army foodstuff as soon as possible
after the warehouses were opened.
Prices of commodities in Chicago
f':ectuated today. Some foods being
higher and some lower than yester
day, according to a canvass of the
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