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FEBRUARY 14, 1918 No. 41
OUR SHIPBUILDING PLANT
.dtt that large ships may be as successfully built here as at other
trred an inexhaustable amount of enthusiasm among our bhg
, ftical leaders, who have decided on a determined effort to
the government construct a large plant here or interest local
-s big ship enterprise that will not only furnish employment for
of skilled mechanics the year around, but will also give prestige
t of New Orleans.
Wae consider that the Pacific coast towns are building large ships
l, t material for which must be transported nearly three thou
over mountain ranges which necessarily adds greatly to the
id material, we may easily reach a conclusion that New Orleans
gef st better located than many towns wkich are now succesfully
ships of the first class.
wion so near the Alabama coal and iron mines, with transpor
r tLds initial material almost at nil in comparison with freight
a*e Pacific coast, is a guarantee that we will be able to compete
SlIadstries which are not so fortunate as to have the raw ma
hlsae. We have of course a sufficient supply of lumber grow
at oer back door.
e'dorsement by government engineers and experts of
lisgtless basin and locks, is another factor to put us nearer
shipbuilding plant which has been talked of these many years.
ighrman-s efforts in this big undertaking must be appreciated.
atr plants cannot be built on wind and blue prints, but it will
,brains and brawn. New Orleans can furnish all of these.
already demonstrated to the Treasury Department at Washing
*gMw Orleans is a money center, which reputation carries with it
ttat large industries may be successfully handled here.
%IWt Side of the river has plenty of room for several such indus
SMaml miles of unused river front waiting.
eproll of such a big industry would compare favorably with our
gjs,a which is now distributing monthly about two hundred
4dlksi for employees, fifty thousand for material and supplies
ageoaal one hundred thousand for officers and enlisted men.
WHY AND WHY NOT
eisske of protecting our young men, let us thank God that the
d laed here.
two mine operators were demanding 4.1 cents an hour in
Swages, three big coal mines in Pennsylvania were closed by
l1l,100 men thrown out of work.
rueckan regiments have been designated by the United
-ot to receive regimental flags donated by descendants of
who fought in the American Revolution.
MI Cross Soolety of Genesee, Idaho, a town of only 7,000 inhab
gt 'memnbership of 510 and its receipts are over a thousand dol
l emergency fund over thirteen hundred.
alw'Frenoh law, anyone found intoxicated in the streets will
0m 21 cents to $1.00 for the first offense and on the fourth
grlved of citizenship and parental rights.
S-i government has ordered French retail shops to display
beat" at a price of $5.60 for men and $4.30 for women's wear,
a reserd of every purchaser.
to a report of M. Tardleu, French high commissioner in
11 slilers In every 1,000 troops of the Britslh, French and
ides are killed in action or die of wounda.
- amp Clark recently put the situation concisely when he
aesmmtry will long survive or deserve to survive, that does not
titisasa wherever they may be by land or sea."
Plae Association opposes the Federal eight-hour work
the smber operators, on the ground that it would make al
the fulfilment of the lumber industry's pleadge to the
t ipo rt it in its great undertakings and at the same time
_al ry commercial business without serious disruption.
Wr., pastor, residence
ýtenm Al. 138.
at both services.
about as usual.
lar, the pastor's
and the Burning
At night Rev. A
ngSled the pulpit
visited Louisiana
WuIg hEaster will
yIaes. March 18
aight. At this
Ue leouts and their
lseaut. Mr. Henry
Comuissioner of
S , will speak
Spworth League
end will be pre
. Denn, president
esident of the
he the speaker
I. Edgar Cay
Mi Mr. W. ILH.
Thursday
Friday night
will be the
Uass meeting.
be made bright
Ml be of much
l*reh life of the
20, the Glean
s. lakeman,
1- a. n. there
at the Junior
ach appreci
OIder rendered
the violin. We
sad instru
with the mu
the pastor's
K , ito the
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:. This is to
Seof the Ep
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. sad 7:30
eserm of La
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of our. Sunday School. We are
all interested in their future and
wish them continued success and
service all through life.
Sunday' School.
The attendance last Sunday was
very good, in fact it was the largest
this year, however we want to go
higher, so if you were net there last
Sunday try and come next time. Do
not be like some, who think that
-because everything else has risen on
account of the times, that they can
afford to miss a few times at Sun
day School. In fact, now is the time
we should all be in church, if we
I were never there before.
On last Sunday at the evening
service, IRev. Gearheard preached,
and during the sermon, among some
of the things he said, one of which
the teachers should never forget, and
it was this: A teacher in the Sunday
School is not to teach the members
of the class to repeat the ten com
mandments, the Lord's prayer, the
Beatitudes, some Psalms, and other
' scripture passages, ALONE, but also
- to try and bring the pupils into
* closer relation to Christ, to help
! them, and to have them confess
i Christ. There is no other particu
lar point for teachers to remember
than the one of saving the souls of
the scholars. The future men and
women of our Church is in the boys
and girls of our school of to-day,
and there is no better time to have
them accept Christ as their Savior
. than now. Speak to your scholars,
teachers, as Decision Day is soon to
a come, and the scholars must know
what to do on that day.
Epworth League.
The service last Sunday was led
by Mr. Streuby Drumm, and assist
ed by Misses Ruth and Roberta Hat
kesbring and Irva Daniels, and
I Messrs. Walter Wells and Edgar E.
e Cayard.
The Orleans Conference Epworth
f League held its monthly meeting
Tuesday, February 12, at Louisiana
- Avenue Methodist Church, South.
On Thursday night, the 14th, the
- Leaguers will go to the home of
I Mrs. Zatarala, where they will have
I their monthly social, this social be
Sing a "Valentinine Social."
Gleames.
The Gleaners will meet on Wed
. *d fey, Pebruary 20, at the home of
k mrs. Blakeman on ~elle street,
t held their regar setlag. A
g01 e ae rged to he preset,
4 t , whemýek b It *
C HEERY, whole-hearted,
Southern hospitality-it's
almost a magic phrase to many.
But really it stands for honest
friendship, cordiality and (you've
guessed it) lots of delicious goodies.
Lusanne Coffee is always in
eluded in Southern hospitality
because it tastes so good. Fra
grant hot coffee for people who
knowwhat's good-that's Luzianne.
Good old Luzianne flavor
um-m-m 1-better try some quick.
Your grocer has it-and if you
aren't satisfied, hell give back
every acnt-honest 1
coffee
*When I Pour L r nsie "
The MOST for Your Money
OUR BREAD LOAF IS
ALWAYS OVER SIZE
M. BLANCK
THE BAKER OF FINE CAKES AND WHOLESOME BREAD
Phone Algiers 168 922-924 TECHE ST.
You Get the Beet Goode for Less Money
Rev. S. L. Vail visited the Delgado J
Chapel on last Thursday and held a
devotional service.
The Rector read the burial office t
at the funeral of Wm. Hanna on
Friday evening, in the place of the
Rector of Grace Church, who has
been suffering from "La Grippe" for
the past few days.
The sympathy of Mt. Olivet con
gregation goes out to Mr. Fred
Stansbury and Mrs. M. E. Fortier in t
the death of their mother, Mrs.'
Mary Jane Stansbury.
Rest eternal gralt unto her O
Lord, and may light perpetual shine
upon her.
On Sunday, the Rector officiated
at St. John's at the 11 o'clock ser-,
vice.
Baptisms: Ner Tate Schoel, on
Sunday, Feb. 10, 1918, at Mt. Oliveti 1
church.
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. A. A.
Schoel. Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. Neri
Tate.
The Rector attended a meeting of,
the Clericus at Christ Church Guild' 1
room on Monday morning. The mis
sionary work of the church was dis-'
cussed and plans for church exten-?
sion in New Orleans considered.
We are all glad to have Mr. and
Mrs. Jos. Koenig and family back inAi
Algiers and again at Mt. Olivet.
Services at Mt. Olivet: On Sun
day at 7:00 a. m., 9:30 a. m. and
7:30 p. m.. Wednesdays and Fri
days at 7:30 p. m.: Confirmation,
Girls, Friday 3 p. m.; Confirmation,
Boys. Sunday 3 p. m.
Daily (except Saturday and Sun
day), services will be held at the
Strand Theatre during Lent at the
noon hour.
Leaten Services.
Very Rev. Fr. Larkin, S. M., in
his great desire of giving his parish
the best in every line, has arranged
a program for this season that will'
surely meet with the approval of
everybody, and will without doubt
produce wonderful results. Two "La
zarists Fathers from St. Stephenp
Church will preach the sermons on
Wednesdays and Sundays. Very Rev.
Fr. Hanley, C. M.. who preached
such an eloquent sermon at the clos
ing of the Forty Hours, witl preach
every Wednesday night and Rev. Fr.
Ponet, C. M., will preach every Sun
day night. The reputation and real
merit of these two able preachers
ought to be sufficient to fill the
church to overflowing.
The subjects of the sermons have
not yet been announced, but it is
certain that they will ,be both in
teresting and up-to-date.
The services will be as follows:
Wednesdays and Sundays, at 7:30
Rosary, Sermon and Benediction;
on Fridays Stations of the Cross at
3:15 for the children and 7:10 for
the rest of the parish.
School children will not be al
lowed at any of the evening services.
The evening services are for the
adults of the parish only; exception
is being made, however, for work
ing boys and girls who will be most
welcomed.
Ceasus Taking.
The great work of taking the cen
sus has been launched and is pro
gressing rapidly. Atlantic and Pa
cific avenues will be visited during
this week and the next. Rev. Fr.
Cassagne, S. M., having taken the
census before, and having been in
charge of the Cathedral Restoration
drive, is well acquainted with the
details of this kind of work; he has
prepared a comprehensive card, and
has mapped out the work so that it
will he both thorough and rapid.
Great results are expected from this
work.
Several new pariahioners have al
ready been found, and surely many
more will be discovered, as the extra
work at the Naval Station has at
tracted to Algiers people from all
parts of the State.
Holy Name Soeety.
The Holy Name Boeelty held a very
InterestUg meSa last hraday,
at 'whleh the full aumhber of osemes
. w ahiam Cm s eomn rem..
HliKgins, secretary: Alonzo Bour
geois, treasurer: Prof. F. Herbert.
organist, and Francis Lyncker, mar
shall. The prefects are: Jas. Ho
gan. chair, G. Belanger. secretary;
J. J. Kline. A. Bourgeois. L. ('ox,
J. Worrel. A. Lighthell. W. Lough
lin. I). J. Herbert. H. Robichaux, V.
Olivier. Installation of officers will
take place at the next meeting. An
interesting meeting has been planned
for that date. All members ar in
vitd to assist.
As many new candidates will be
found during the census taking, pre
fects will be appointed to visit these
prospective members and secure,
their application, and prepare the
list. so that one large enrollment
may be held towarlds the end of
Lent.
Special Collection for Indian and
Negro Misnions.
Next Sunday at all the Masses a
special collection will be taken up
for the benefit of the Indian and I
Negro missions of the country. This
is a most deserving cause. In one
of the neighboring states Sisters t
giving up their lives to this work of I
nothing have to sleep in attics, t
whilst the pupils have comfortable
and up-to-date class rooms. Several
of the Sisters have become Ill and
contracted diseases that render them
incapable of continuing their work.
A little help, good people, will go
a long way towards making a most
meritorious cause a success.
Services.
Week days: Masses. 6, 6:30, 7.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fri
day. Wednesday, 6, 6:45, 8:15; Sat
urday, 6. 6:45.
Lenten Services.
Wednesday, Rosary, Sermon, Ben
ediction 7:30; Friday: Stations,
3:15, children, 7:30.
Sunday: ,Masses. 5, 7. 9, 10:30.
High Mass. Baptisms 3-4.
Lenten Services: 7:30, 'Rosary,
Sermon, Benediction.
Baptisms.
Bernadette Florence, daughter
of Bernard Donner and Florence
1 Brownlee of 407 Delaronde street.
1 Sponsors, Wm. H. Donner and Mrs. I
t G. O'Brien.
Walter William, son of Walter
a Gallinghouse and Leona Sutherland
I of 1908 Newton street. Sponsors,
Harry V. Sutherland and Sidonia
I Sutherland.
Dorothy Mildred, daughter of
Thos. Hinyub and Annie Brodtman
- of 715 Slidell avenue. Sponsors,
Chas. Neumann and Emma Fitch.
Thomas, son of Thos. -Badeaux and
Louise Bealtkler of Madisonville.
Sponsors, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Selph.
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CURIOUS CONDENSATIONS.
A mnlotion-lpictur e theater in l'iedlras
Negr:is Ih:n in tolled one oef the large*st
pipe organlls iof American imanufac~ture.
The Methodist Episcopal church
now numbers 4.114).614 members. This
is an increase in one year of lq.t).31.
A wide, fertile area will be re
claimed by the coastruction of a 32
mile canal In Matanzas province. Cuba.
To help persons with impaired eye
sight to thread needles an Inventor
jhas patented a magnifying glass to be
(fastened to scissors.
Lutherals are more numerous in
three-fourths of the counties of Wis
consin than are members of all other
,Protestant bodies combined.
The timber possibilities of British
North Borneo are to be investigated
.by an expert from the United States
.whom the government has employed.
By the will of James G. Butler of
St. Louis, Lindenwood College for
women, at St. Charles, Mo., received
$50.000 and Westminster college, at
Fulton. Mo., $25,000.
One Chinese province annually ex
ports more than 150,000 tons of pea
nuts, all because an American mission
ary several years ago gave a native
convert a quart of California seed.
Austin, Tex., has a plant which runs
at full capacity each day, turning out
oakoal. which is made from the city
garbage, waste paper, old shoes, rags,
etc. The new fuel sells at $6.50 a ton
and is said to burn as long and to give
off as much heat as the best bitumin
ous lump coal, besides relieving the
city of all waste material.
REVISED PROVERBS
The man who knows not and
knows not he knows not, he is
frequent-you can't do anything
with him.
The man who knows not and
knows he knows not, he will lis
ten to you with awe-cultivate
him.
The man who knows and
knows not he knows-shun him.
He may wake up and become
wise to you.-Judge.
AMONG THE INVENTORS.
It has been demonstrated by
French scientists that the vapors of
iodine and bromide pass through thin
glass even at ordinary temperatures.
By pumping films of air between
the hulls of vessels and the water
British engineers hope to save steam
craft 12 per cent of the fiel consump
Pion
To protect automobile tires from
the son when a car is standing shades
operated on spring rollers, to be
mounted beneath lenders, have been
Invented.
A new French static electrical ma
chine of high power uses an ebonite
cylinder, which can be warmed in
damp weather, instead of the casto
mnary gla disc
A Polish scientist is the Inventor of
a motion-picture camera which can be
earried in the hand and which is op
erated by compressed air as long as
a button is pressed.
Among the new locks to prvent
theft of automobiles is one that s
cures the steering wheel after It has
been turned slightly, enabling a car
to be moved only in a drele
Mechanism consasang of a series of
jointed strips of metal has ben I
vented in Germany for raisig or
lowering several ventilator at once
by manipulating a slngle lever.
HEALTH HINTS
Drill Is a mental as well a phys
ical disetuline.
Work will take your nind off mot
f your Ill.
Preparedness is riltenth streangth
and physnical endurance.
Food, water and oygen are ie1 f0
ruanntng the human machine.
Obesity comns from overloadlng the
stomac and underworkst the body.
Wine-tenths of tbe bluesm" come
fom a bad fter and a lack o outdoor
exerds
If yo take more food than the dl
gestion can bandle y~p not osly thie
the stomach but the whole bytoin.
I otIe dwip bnrethn driaa pn-ty
Swat and kslp the i active
wil keep most people t of the doe
toer hands.
Who drlnklng ap of 5ttW t54
m acdt ad take a Ir bath rt, th~
linMk with cheat out ad hips baek
sadnhed up. -
Two th~ag are emential to a clean
'idn-one is bathing and a rubdow,
but the other is still more tImportant
and that is perspiration.
Dolo Padsha so#umna lke tbhe mIdQ
t a college yell
There is no exese for the idler
these by days.
And if you want some girl to hktt
yos a swatsr be a soldla.
Many a wad i supposed to be tight
1hs year 0 rs he w be lar
t ha -. ann a s
AMERICAN SUGAR s
SENT TO FRANCE
Ss
American Price Rigidly Regulated
by United States Food i
Administration.
CONSUMERS HERE PAY 90"c.
Sugar Cost $5 Cents a Pound During ie
Civil War-Refiners' Profits
Now Curtailed. t
Sugar Is selling today throughout p
America at from 8% to 9 cents a•
pound to the consumer, even though
there Il a world shortage which has r~
reduced this nation's sugar allotment P
to TO per cent, of normal 0
Through the efforts of the United
States food administration the sugar
mart has been regulated as far as
the producer, refiner and wholesaler tl
Is concerned. The food administration cl
has no power to regulate retail prices f
except by public opinion. Even though' J
more than 85,000 tons of sugar have a
been shipped to France in the last y
four months the retail grocer's sugar
price is around 8 to 8% cents. He
should sell this sugar at 8% to 9
cents, the food administration believes,
dnd asks the American housewife to
pay no more than this amount.
Last August when the food admin- a
Istration was organized the price of
sugar rose suddenly to 11 cents a
pound. During the Civil War sugar d
cost the consumer 35 cents a pound. tl
By regulation of the sugar market and a
reducing the price to 8% and 9 cents
and keeping it from advancing to 20
cents the food administration has sav
ed the American public at least $180,
000,000 in four months, according to s
a statement made by Herbert Hoover
the other day.
"It is our stern duty to feed the al
lies, to maintain their health and b
strength at any cost to ourselves,"
Mr. Hoover declared. "There has not
been, nor will be as we see It, enough
sugar for even their present meagre I
and depressing ration unless they send
ships to remote markets for it. It we r
in our greed and gluttony force them
either to further reduce their ration
or to send these ships we will have
done damage to our abilities to win
this war.
"If we send the ships to Java
for 250,000 tons of sugar next year
we will have sesessitated the em.
ployment of eleven extra ships for t
one year. These ships-If used in
transporting troops-would take
150,000 to 200,000 men to France."
Reason for World Shortage. 1
As Mr. Hoover pointed out, the I
United States, Canada and England
were sugar importing countries before I
the war, while France and Italy were i
very nearly self supporting. The main 4
sources of the world's sugar supply I
was Germany and neighboring powers,
the West Indies and the East Indies.
German sugar Is no longer available,
as it Is used entirely in Germany,
which also absorbs sugar of surround
ing countries.
England can no longer buy 1,400,000
long tons of sugar each year from
Germany. The French sugar produc
tion has dropped from 750,000 to 210,
000 tons. The Italian production has
fallen from 210,000 tons to 75,000 tons.
Thus three countries were thrown
upon East and West Indian sources
for 1,925,000 tons annually to maintain
their normal consumption.
Because of the world's shipping
shortage the allied nations started
drawing on the West Indies for sugar;
East Indian sugar took three times
the number of ships, since the dis
tance was three times as great. Sud
denly the west was called on to fur
nlsh and did furnish 1,420.000 tons of
sugar to Europe when 800,000 tons a I
year was the prewar demand. The
Sallies had drawn from Java 400,000
tons befor e the shipping situation be
r came acute.
S"In spite of these shipments," Mr.
Hoover stated the other day, "the
English government In August reduced
the household sugar ration to a basis
of 24 pounds per annum per capita.
And in September the French govern
meet reduced their household ration
to 13 2-10 pounds a year, or a bit over
1 pound of sugar a month. Even this
meagre ration could not be filled by
the French government It was found
early in the fall. America was then
Sasked for 100,000 tons of sugar and
succeeded In sending 85,000 tons by
December 1. The French request was
Sgranted because the American house
bold consumption was then at least 55
pounds per person, and It was consid
ered the duty of maintaining the
French morale made our course clear."
Today the sugar situation may
be summarized by stating that if
SAmerles will reduce its sugar cer
aumption 10 to 15 per cent this
nation will be able to send 200,00
more soldiers to France.
Sugar today sells at seaboard re
anerles at $7.25 a hundred pounds.
The wholesale grocer has agreed to
F limit his profit to 25 cents a hundred
Splus freight, and the retail grocer is
supposed to take no more than 50 cents
a hundred pounds profL This regu
lation was made by the food adminls
Stration, which now asks the housewife
Sto reduce sugar consumption as much
as possible, using other sweeteners,
and also reminds her that she should
pay no more than 9 cents a pound for
Ssugar.
SControl of Cane Refiners' Profits.
"Immediately upon the estnlllsb
maet o. the food adniinistratin." Mr
The Cleanly Eel.
Fresh water eels are very clean feed
rs; they are sometlmes seen croppng
the leaves of watercresses and other
aquatic plts as they float about in
the water; but they are immense de
vourers of spawn of all knlads of fsh.
SIbere are certain weU-known spawn
tag Ipormds in the Norolk Brads
whus the reach ad ream colet Is
n sm bm s th fl e Ye' In
Hoover said, "an examin:mi,,n was
made of the costs and prris of rOln
ing anl it was finally determirned that
the thpread betiwteen the co t of raw
arnd the s:le of r:'tiined ca 'ne suIgar
shouhl Ie limitted to $1.^.0 per hundred
poundlls. The pre-war diffterential had
averaged naut 85 cents and nI'reased
costs were f,-und to have been impoe
ed by the war In Increased cost of re
fining, losses, cost of bags, labor, insur
ance, Interest and other things, rather
more than cover the difference. After
prolonged negotiations the refiners
were placed under agreement estab
lishing these limits on October 1, and
anything over this amount to be agreed
extortionate under the law.
"In the course of these investiga
tions it was found by canvass of the
Cuban producers that their sugar had.
during the first nine months of the
past year, sold for an average of about
$4.24 per hundred f. o. b. Cuba, to
which duty and freight added to the
refiners' cost amount to about $5.66
per hundred. The average sale price
of granulated by various refineries, ac
cording to our Investigation, was about
$7.50 per hundred, or a differential of
$184.
"In reducing the differential to $1..0
there was a saving to the public of 54
cents per hundred. Had such a dif
ferential been in use from the 1st of
i January, 1917. the public would have
saved in the first nine months of the
year about $24.sfl.OO0."
r I Next Year.
With a view to more efficient organ
ization of the trade In imported sugars
next year two commnittees have been
formed by the food administration:
1. A committee comprising repre
sentatives of all of the elements of
American cane refining groups. The
principal duty of this committee is to
r divide the sugar Inports pro rata to
their various capacities and see that
absolute Justice is done to every re
finer.
2. A committee comprising three rep
resentatives of the English, French
and Italian governments; two repreo
sentatives of the American refiners,
with a member of the food administra
tion. Only two of the committee have
arrived from Europe. but they repre
sent the allied governments. The du
ties of this committee are to determine
the most economical sources from a
transport point of view of all the al
lies to arrange transport at uniform
rates, to distribute the foreign sugar
between the United States and allies.
a subject to the approval of the Ameri
can, English, French and Italian gov
ernments.
This committee, while holding strong
views as to the price to be paid for
Cuban sugar, has not had the final
voice. This voice has rested in the
governments concerned, together with
the Cuban government, and I wish to
state emphatically that all of the gen
tlemen concerned as good commercial
men have endeavored with the utmost
patience and skill to secure a lower
e price, and their persistence has re
d duced Cuban demands by 15 cents per
e hundred. The price agreed upon is
e about $4.80 per hundred pounds, f. o. b.
n Cuba, or equal to about $8 duty paid
y New York.
"This price should eventuate,"
Mr. Hoover said, "to about $7.30
per hundred for refined sugar from
I' the refiners at seaboard points or
should place sugar in the hands of
the consumer at from 8'/2 to 9
oents per pound, depending upon
locality and conditions of trade, or
D at from 1 to 2 cents below the
prices of August last and from one
s half to a cent per pound cheaper
a than today.
,_ "There is now an elimination of
a speculation, extortionate profits, and
nla the refining alone the American
people will save over $25,000,000 of
the refining charges last year. A part
of these savings goes to the Cuban.
Hawaiian, Porto Rican and Lousanlanin
Sproducer and part to the consumer.
• "Appeals to prejudice against the
Sfood administration have been made
f because the Cuban price is 84 cents
a above that of 1917. It i said in effect
e that the Cubans are at our mercy;
) that we could get sugar a cent lower.
SWe made exhaustive study of the cost
of producing sugar in Cuba last year
Sthrough our own agents In Cuba, and
we find It averages $3.39, while many
Sproducers are at a higher level We
Sfound that an average profit of at
least a cent per pound was necessary
. in order to maintain and stimulate
Sproduction or that a minimum price of
S$4.37 was necessary, and even this
a would stife some producers.
"The price altimately agreed was Sb
id cents above these figures, or about one
n fifth of a cent per pound to the Amer
.d can consumer, and more than this
y amount has been saved by our redue
Stion in refiners' profits. If we wish to
e. stifle production in Cuba we could
5 take that course just at the time of all
d. times in our history when we want
le production for ourselves and the al
. lies. Further than that, the state de
partment will assure you that such a
course would produce disturbances in
Cuba and destroy even our present
supplies, but beyohd all these material
reasons is one of human Justice. This
great country has no right by the
might of Its position to strangle Oube
S"Thereiore there is no impositiod
aupon the American public. Charges
d have been made before this commit
Stee that Mr. Rolph endeavored to ben
eat the California refinery of which he
was manager by this 34 cent increase
. in Cuaban price. Mr. RIolph did not fin
i the price. It does raise the price to
b the Hawaiilan farmer about that
, amount It does not raise the profit of
id the California refinery, because their
l charge for refining is. like all other re
finaers, limited to $1.30 per hundred
pounds, plus the freight differential on
ib the established custom of the trade.
Ir *Mr. Rolph has not one penny of In
terest in that refinery."
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