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HOLD PRESENT CROP
REDUCE THE NEXT,
Slogan of Southern Cotton
SETTLE ON POLICY
They Derided tlint the Best Way to
Fight the Northern Bears will Im? to
Hold Two Million Bales and Reduce
the Acreage Next Year at Least
Twenty Five Per Cent.
New Orleans, Oct. 31.?The fanners
of the South must withold from the
market every remaining bale of the
l> < sent season's crop of cotton and
follow this with a concerted and bind
ing agreement to reduce next season's
cotton acreage at least 2"i per cent, if
they hope to restore the South's great
money staple to a normal price level
and retrieve the losses sustained by
reason of the present low price. This
is the plan which the conference of
Southern governors adopted at its
concluding session today to secure ini
mcdiate relief from the depression in
t! e price of the staple.
As a means of securing permanent
relief from such conditions and of
tranteelng the cotton farmer in the
future against the necessity of glut
ting the market with Iiis supplies at
the opening of the season, the confer
ence adopted resolutions favoring the
establishment in every cotton-growing
State of State-controlled warehouses
and the collection and periodical pub
lication of statistics bearing upon the
demand for and consumption of
Committee to Decide.
The proposal of foreign banking
interests to finance a holding move
ment covering 2,000,00 bales of the
present crop was referred to special
committee for future action.
The recommendations of the con
fi . nee follow:
"We earnestly recommend to the
planters of the Southern States to
follow th.' example of Louisiana and
solidify their crop as to producing for
^onsutuptiou ou the farm and let cot
ton be the surplus crop: even the
quantity raised shall be 2.1 per cent.
I? s than the present crop, as then
they will get just as much money In
return for less labor than this year's
crop will yield nt present prices; they
?will soon free themselves from debt
and be In condition, without any finan
cial aid, to sell their crops gradually,
as the demand shall exist and not
market the work of a year In 60 or
90 days as they have been accus
tomed to do.
Want Better Statistics.
"We call upon our representatives
in congress to have the present crop
reporting system so amended to re?
port the periodical publication of re
liable statistics of cotton growing,
manufacturing and trade condition,
and we recommend also, and for our
selves agree, that the commissioners
of agriculture in the cotton States
gather and publish like Information,
and we suggest the legislators of cot
ton states make adequate appropria
tions to this end and uniform legisla
tion, enabling the agricultural com
missioners to act in concert and to
constitute a bureau of cotton manu
facturing, cotton trade and cotton con
suming information, to the end that,
with the estimates of production
which are now furnished b the fed
eral government, there may also be
estimates of demand, and thus put
the planter In position to tlx a fair
price for his product.
Would Indict Bears.
"The members of the conference
have been reliably informed that bulls
on the cotton exchanges have been
indicted In the United States courts
under the Sherman act for conspiring
to buy cotton and advance the price,
and if this be In accordance with the
provisions of that act, then we re
spectfully insist that the bears In the
exchanges, who conspire to sell cot
ton which they do not possess with the
expectation of a decline in price or
for the purpose of affecting a de
cline, be likewise prosecuted.
"A fair and comprehensive system
of future trading is accepted by the
commercial world as essential to the
proper and advantageous movement
and distribution of the crop, but it is
urgently recommended that congress
shall pass such laws as will abate
abuses and regulato future, contract
trading in exchanges and to the end
thai ? discharge its function as a
trade utility, fair alike to both buyer
and seller. and to the commodity
Which is the subject or the future
For Warehouse Scheme.
"It is earnestly recommended that
the several state governments shall
take appropriate action to bring about
such warehousing system or systems,
as will best serve the Interests of the
producer of cotton.
"In view of the apparent demand
for cotton during the next IS months,
we recommend that the unsold cotton
of the present crop be withdrawn from
the market and disposed of by a sys
tem of gradual marketing. We urgo
bankers and business men to coop
erate with farmers In this undertak
"We represent to the cotton farm
ers that tentative and attractive prop
ositions have been made by British
financial Interests for 2,000.000 bales
of the present crop. The negotiation
1 is referred for development In prac
tical form to a committee.
?dmnhi Reduce Acreage.
"Reduction of acreage in 1912 is
urged as a necessary part of any plan
of holding or financing the present
crop. We recommend, and, for our
selves agree, that the government of
each cotton State proceed to appoint
a representative in each county, who
in turn will appoint a representative
in each school district or voting pre
cinct to secure from every farmer a
binding written pledge to reduce his
Cotton acreage in 1912, 2"> per cent,
below his acreage In 1011.
"Without discussing the merits of
pending proposals for monetary re
form, we recommend that in any leg
islation which Congress enact for
emergency currency based upon com
mercial paper underwritten by banks
or associations of banks, provision be
made for including in these acts for
emergency currency commercial pa
per representing transaction in cot
ton as well as transactions in cotton
goods and other manufactured pro
Can Save Present Crop.
"It is our firm opinion that by
prompt and aggressive action under
cooperation and organization the cot
ton farmers and business men of the
Southern states can speedily rescue
the present crop from impending
sacrifice and can restore the fair price
which demonstrated demand war
rants and can insure stable values
from year to year."
It was decided to hold similar con
ferences in the future on the call of
The committee which is to consldor
the proposed financing of 2,000,000
bales of the present crop is composed
of Oov. Colqultl of Texas and Gov.
Senders of Louisiana, Gov. O'Neal of
Alabama, GoV. Noel - of Mississippi
and four citizens of business life to
be appointed by the governors
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