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BIG BUYERS ARE
SLOW IN GETTING
"16hn FitzRoberts Testifies Be
j fore Heney That Policy Pur
j sued in South Omaha
j . Scares Shippers.
1 William H. Wood. Gene Melady
fc-nd John Fitt Roberts,, member of
the Omaha Live Stock exchange, at
the packing house investigation reld
.Wednesday afternoon before Frinris
J. Heney, of the Federal Trade com
mission, testified to what in their
.opinion was neglect on the pa-t of
ithe Union Stock Yards company of
(Omaha, adequately to provide yard
jand weighing facilities for cattte.
These men were members of a ,om
fmittee of the exchange which pre
Isented this matter to R. J. Dunham,
president of the yards company Tley
were outspoken in their comn.'.ints
against the stock yards company and
t Mr. Heney made the most of the op
portunity. I Asked if he had any recommeda
; tions to offer in connection with the
t situation, Mr. Roberts replied: "I
think it would be a grand thing if
;Uie yards could be separated from
j the packing house."
f "Give us your opinion as to the
i necessity of more yard room," ked
"Well, they have world's of r.:om
properly located and it -could be
; "To what do you attribute the
failure of the yards company to en
large the cattle facilities?"
"I might surmise, but I don't want
' to get myself any more unpoou'ar
than necessary with the yards." " .
t "What about the price paid by the
yards company for dead animals?"
Price is Ridiculous.
t ,.'7bt price "ifu'ou- They pay
i Ja for a dead steer and I know of one
'case where $7.50 was. paid. t A good
, steer that dies on the way to the pick-
ing houses will sell for $25 to $28 but
; if it dies at ithe yardl it will bring
: only $5." 7 y ' ; .
; The witness;, stated that the big
buyers , are sometimes slow coming
; into the market in the morning when
the run is heavy and thus the ten-
dency is to depress the market by
; scaring the shippers. .
In connection with the alleged
r policy of the yards management not
I to encourage anymore buyers, Mr.
'Roberts stated that the 'superintend-
ent of the yards told him that he was
"instructed not to look for any more
; big buyers; that they, had enough.
I This line of investigation by Heney
i was to show that control of the yards
&by the big packers tended to dis
courage any' more competition in the
; packing industry at South Omaha,
J Wages Not Commensurate.
Mr. Wood testified that it was the
i general opinion of commission men at
! South, Omaha that the wages paid
employes of the yards was not com
I mensurate with the services per-
formed. He also charged lack of
J weighing and pen facilities for cattle
jj marketing. . '. s
, "We have been urging for three
J years to get them to build more cat
; tie pens. We heard of improvements
I being made at the Denvr yards and
I w were wondering whether they were
'going to divide our trritory," Wood
! stated. .
, "Did it ever occur to you that there
rare only two big packers in Denver
and they do business on a 50-50 basis.
I and there are four in South Omaha?
inai may make i flitterence," was
comment by Heney. '
Heney-- What is your opinion as
to wetner control of yards by the
i packers is good for the live stock
I industry?" I
I Wood-"I have been hampered in
; extending my business.
j Swift and Armour ControL
neney it is generally observed
that wh?n Swift and Armour get con
t trol of a stock yards, that ends the
giving of bonuses to get other plants
to locate. There has not been i new
1 plant locjted in South Omaha since
; the Armour plant was established
i there, has there? Is there any sue-
'gestion you would like to offer"
i Wood "We want to . buildup this
market at Omaha. We feel that cat-
J ;tle facilities have been neglected and
I ; producers must be provided with
I facilities," ' ;.; . .
f. eiay siaiea mat ne snared
the ODinion of the rAmm!ll nf !
I Live Stock CXi-han? that nAA
tt. rrovements have been neglected at
h yrds for years. '
-, ; " Heney "Have the commission men
made any efforts to get other packing
f plants to locate here?" -'
I . Melady "We have been agitating
. that for years." -
: - Heney "What do you think of the
. future of this market?"
; Melady-"! think we would have
the greatest market in the world if
we had facilities it the yards. We
, bave been losing much business
Heney "How does this market
. compare! with Chicago?" .
Melady "$t is uusually under,"
" .Heney "Do you have any trouble
with the big buyers holding back?"
Melady "Sometimes when - the
. market is heavy."
Heney went into such matters as
t , speculating and buying on ords and
' the encouragement offered to those
. who feed cattle for the market.
i- Swift's Control
: Extend Even to
3 Politics of City
' (Cenli'Mtfd tnm rage Ob.)
json of b;g paekerj establishing con
v'centrjtioii plants nd buying hogs at
; Chicago prices ti.hout freight? What
v ;wi vi. juu vip urn
; , in this mvestition? We are here to
' 'help you. Cau't you help us? Are
you afraid of the big packers?"
;r ' price Scared Them ;
"l want to see what is being done
Tiin way of eliminating the, smill pack
?,ers," stated Heney. "Have you had
;' the matter of purchase ojj your plant
- up with S. & S."
"Yes, but the price was so high that
' we scared tnem." "
t tr,: "Yon didn't want to sell, did , you?"
"What was' the proposition with S,
S ?":?.,- ; 4 -' ' , -.
."TJjey watd us to go in with them
'4and start stock yards at Sioux Falls."
'Foster admitted that his hog-buy-v-utg-
territory had been reduced by
M. R. Murphy, general superintend
ent of the Omaha plant ot the uiaany
Packing company, who was the prin
cipal witness at the federal investiga
tion Tuesday, made the following
statement Wednesday morning in re
sponse to a question as to whether
or not it was true that he had tried to
hold down prices as charged by Mr.
"Yes, I did make his statement. In
fact I feel that live stock prices are
altogether too high, especially hogs.
Producers are constantly harping on
the high priced corn they are com
pelled to feed stock, when the facts
are that practically 75 per cent of the
stock that has been fed this winter
has been fed on soft corn, and if they
didn't have the stock to feed it to,
would practically go to waste on ac
count of the enormous quantity of it.
In some instances I have heard of
this corn selling for as low. as 30 to
50 cents a bushel, and experienced
feeders have informed me that three
bushels of this low grade corn is
equal to about two bushels of grade
corn for fattening purposes.
"As regards feeding cattle, it is
true that they are probably losing
money on it, especially those that got
in early in the game and paid 12 to
14 cents a pound for their feeders.
This was caused largely also by the
big demand early in the season by
parties who had low-grade corn to
feed, and by feeding it to live stock
was the only way that they could
realize any decent figure for it.
"On the whole I feel that the pro
ducers, notwithstanding their con
stant harping, need little if any sym
pathy. The government has fixed a
minimum of ISVi cents for their hogs,
but they have not fixed, any 15-cent
pork chops for the poor consumers."
reason'of the concentration yards es
tablished at Creston and Burlington
by the big packers.
Made Price Attractive.
"What inducements are offere to
hog raisers to ship to Creston instead
of shipping to your jplant at Ottum
wa?" asked Heney. '
"They made the price attractive "
"Wasn't the biggest inducement
their advertisements that they wojtd
absorb freight charges if shipped to
"Shippers have told us that."
. "Did they say that Cudahy would
pay them Omaha or Chicago prices?"
"No; only an advantageous pnee."
"Shippers have nothing to pai but
the freight ,when they ship to your
plant; is that correct?"
"That is correct." :
; Hogs Double-Decked.
"What is ihe practice at concentra
tion points like Creston as to through
rates?" --. -v r ;
"I understand that the hogs are
double-decked and reshipped on basis
of through rates from original, point
of shipment. I know that is true with
"I think that is true of all of these
concentration points. Does the Cres
tin concentration yards draw from
same territory as you do?" .
"Then yon are in competitor! with
Swift and Cudaby." , ,
And yet Foster assured Heney he
was not afraid of the big packers.
7 Would Be Investigated.
Foster related conversation he
had with Thomas E. Wilson of the
Wilson Packing company, relative to
proposed purchase of the Morrell
"Did you protest against the con
centration yard ' at Sioux City,"
Heney asked Foster. -
"Yes, we complained to the Burling,
ton and they told us that the matter
would be taken up at arr investigation
before the Interstate Commerce com
"What reason did you give?"
Said they were cutting into our
Mr. Heney read 'into the record
testimony of Examiner Twombly of
Federal Trade tommissfon , relative
to papers taken from private files of
Edward Fj Swift. Heney explained
that his purpose was to amplify the
record as to percentage purchases.
These Swift records were said to
cover purchases of hogs, cattle and
sheep by Armour, Swift, Morris,
Cudahy . and S. & S. for entire
Swift was quoted as saying that
there was an apparent uniformity in
percentage of purchases, but he could
not see any significance. '
An alleged 50-50 pact between Ar
mour and Swift at Forth Worth and
Denver was brought out, showing
that during a year there was a dif
ference of only four cattle in pur
chases of Armour and Swift at Fort
"Harold Swift was pertubed when
shown those sheets; said he could not
account for it and argued that he
thought it was due to tremendous
competition," Heney read.
Further reading of Twombly testi
mony by Heney referred to klleged
50-50 arrangement between Armour
and Swift at Fort Worth and Drnvrr
and that these packers owned and
controlled tnose yards on a basis of
Mr. Heney read a letter written by
Philip D. Armour, dated in Denver
in 1916, and addressed to "My Dear
Uncle Ogden." An extract reads:
"Just a line to tel you I arrived here
from Fort Worth. Swift's plant, from
what I hear and frnm hi littU I au
of it. is far ahead of ours both as to
the size and condition. Of course, as
you know, everything is done on a
50-50 basis and with the facilities we
have it is almost imnossihle tn Veen
up this ratio." ,
Rate Expert Testifies.
Eugene Powell, rate expert of Ne
braska State Railway commission,
was first witness called today.
"Can you tell us from your report
the earnings of Union Stock Yards?"
"Think I can. It draws net earnings
and revenue from various sources.
Beginning in 1911 the company fixed
a depreciation, charge of $125,000 to
$140,000 a year.( I would say that
about' 7 per cent to cost of depreci
able property would be fair."
E. J. Stason, Sioux City attorney,
was recalled at the afternoon session.
"Do you know anything of i bill in
troduced at Iowa legislature to place
Sioux City stock yards under control
of the state railway commission?"
s O.iiy in a general way."
Heney read letters purporting to
show that the Hurni company at
THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MARCH
Sioux City was discriminated against
by Illinois Central in matter of re
frigerator service, v
Armour I. C. Factor.
"J. Ogden Armour is a factor in the
Illinois Central. It is as interest
ing to note how the small packers
were not encouraged to grow in Sioux
City as it was to note the bonuses
granted by the , Union Stock Yards
company of Omaha," was a comment
Letters exchanged by F. L. Eaton,
president of Sioux City Stock Yards
company and Sioux City Terminal
company, and L. F. Swift were read
to indicate the close relations of the
Swifts in Sioux City affairs. These
letters related principally to purchase
of the Hurn ofant.
Heney read the following le tcrs
into the records to show the working
relations between Eaton and L. F.
Hurni ,Track Matter.
"Referring to your letter ot No
vember 17, there is no Change in the
situation in the Hurni track mtiier.
The council has not acted upon the
ordinance, and Hurni does not teem
to be pushing it as far as we can find
out. I was told confidentially by a
lawyer here in town who happened to
hear something from Hurni's lawyers
that they were trying to claim tl at
we had no rights to the street and
alleys in the property north oi tlie
stockyards, which we call vacatjj
"I went to Mr, Mllchrist wi'h the
statements made by this attorney, and
Milchrist has again locked up the mat
ter and says he does not think there
is anything that they can do. More
over, Hurni himself is using some of
the streets and alleys, and his title is
based on the same transactions as
ours. Will keep as close to the sit
uation in the council as possible and
do not think any action will be taken
without we are first duly advised.
"When the Thompson bill was be
fore the legislature, Mr. Statter was
its most ardent supporter, and his
attorney, Mr. Salinger, had more in
fluence than any other person from
Sioux City. It looked very doubtful
as to our ability-to kill this bill be
cause the sentiment had been worked
up among the commission men that
Statter and Hurni were not being al
lowed to grow, and that same argu
ment was used in Des Moines. We
were able, to curtail the activities of
the Hum! people, but in the case of
Statter we found it necessary to make
the plain statement in Des Moines
before the committee that, if Mr.
Statter heeded more ground to grow
upon, we would be glad to let him
have it, because we wanted more bus
iness, and finally with that assurance
upon our part Statter and his attor
ney, Salinger, withdrew their support
of the bill, and it died in committee."
, Packers' Heavy Holdings.
Mr. Heney read the following re
port relating to the activities of big
packers in Sioux City:
Holdings of the packers in Sioux
City W. L. Frost, president of Sioux
City Real Estate board, stated that
the following companies are owned
and controlled by the packers in Sioux
City: ; f J
Armour & Co.
Cudahy & Co. j , v
Swift & Co., (Hurni plant).
Sioux City Stock Yards company.
Sioux City Terminal Railway com
pany. -.. . v ' .
. Sioux City Live Stock Record (and
printing plant). j "
Purity Serum company. i
Sioux City Serum company.
Sioux City Exchange building.
Sioux City Traction ; company
(street car system).
Sioux City Service ; and Electric
company. i i j
Riverside park, 800 acres. (Inter
state fair grounds.)
Hawkeye Land company (about 160
acres of Sioux 'City residence prop
erty.) Yankton, S. D., feed yards. (Owned
by Sioux City Stock Yards company.)
Live Stock National bank and Sioux
City Cattle Loan company.
Iowa Horse Commission company.
He also stated that the Riverside
park property, about 800 acres, was
held by the Sioux City Traction com
pany and that the packers were trying
to sell this property to Sioux City as a
Banker Is Witness.
George L. Parker, president of
Packers' National bank, Sioux City,
testified that Swift and Armour com
panies are interested in his institu
Eugene Powell, rate expert for the
Nebraska State Railway commission,
in answer to a request of Mr. Heney
for profits made by the stock yard's
company, submitted the following
MAT AND GRAIN.
IMS t 29.S0S.4E
im ............l........ 111,70.8
lm i:i,79. so
1II& 102. m. 49
19 .........I 4,9J1 ST S25.607.26
197 104.872.79 23,001.(7
19 , S,0(43 11,141.48
1S9( 4 .991.1 18,3.0S
1900 ., 9,440.(l 28.74J.33
1901 . "S7.97S.J7 83,231.67
1903 139.337.44 40.781.93
1903 11S, 311. 63 4t.0S9.42
194 93,397.44 4S.51I.93
190S 97.92t.87 48.088.30
190 (6,030.13 S0.B10.3t
1907 ....i 88.S96.03 68,040.07
1908 98,834.80 60,373.71
1909 ....4 108.734.4S 47,611.11
10 108.704.1ft 64.084.60
1911 9S, 967.74 68.646.03
Kit 116, 546 44 7S.621.1S
1913 t 131,298.68 90.231.7S
914 14,09.95 49.799.32
" Yardage Earnings.
"Can yoit give us the yardage net
earnings oit hogs?"
"No, sir. That is a question that
has never ben worked out. Com
plaint was made about charge of 8
cents yardage per hog."
"Give us the yardage, net earnings."
18S5 v ,'. 19.191.41
1817 .... ,. 117,641.(6
1888 ., 164,808.(4
189 183,081. 7
191 ,. S13.9St.92
194 ... 143,141.60
I99S ,. 130.199.(6
189 130.144. S3
1897 4 126.791.32
1899 k...... 391,0(0.41
1901 ...p.... 410,091.72
1903 4.,.f 264.962.71
1905 492,46( 47
1907 ................. ........... 63S.SS0.03
1908 4 614.116(3
1909 ,. J.. , 637.681.76
1911 ....4 (03,761.71
1912 , 698.(7( 32
1914 to AuiruBt 31. 179,477.06
Heney Have you figires to show
investment of stock yartds company
outside of the railway portion?'
AT SIOUX CITY
Chicago, January 19, 1917- P. L.
Eaton, Sioux City Stock Yards
Company, Sioux City, la. Dear
Sir: Reviewing the action to be
taken at the annual meetings of tbe
various Sioux City companies,
Tuesday, January 23. I understand
you will arrange to carry out the
Sioux City Stock Yards Com
pany: Re-elect the present officers
Sioux City Terminal Railway
Company: Increase ithe board of
directors from three to five, elect
ing F. S. Brooks and R. F. Murray
new members; re-electing old
Appoint F. S. Brooks vice pres
ident, making two candidates
holding this office. ,
Reappoint the present officers.
Iowa Rendering Company: Elect
R. F. Murray director to succeed
George E. Burdick.
Reappoint the present officers.
E. H. Schloeman & Co.: "Ar
range to change the name to the
Iowa Horse Commission company.
Elect E. H. Burdick director to
succeed E. H. Schloeman.
Appoint William Milchrist pres- J
ident to succeed E. H. Schloeman,
leaving the office of vice president
Hawkeye Land Company: Elect
R. F. Murray director to succeed
H. J. Aaron.
Reappoint the present officers.
James P. Moon will be in Sioux
City on Tuesday to attend these
meetings and will have the Chi
cago proxies with him. Yours re
spectfully, LOUIS F. SWIFT-N.
Powell August 31, 1914, the yards
construction account showed $2,309,
300." Heney "Did .that include any in
vestment in the railroad end?"
Powell "It did not."
Heney "Can you give the railroad
Powell "It was shown at $2,626,
Heney "Were there any bonds?"
Powell "Seven hundred thousand
dollars for construction of a water
Buckingham on Stand.
E. Buckingham, vice president and
general manager of Union Stock
Yards company of Omaha, ws ex
amined by the Federal Trade com
"Since the yards were started what
small plants have been established?"
Heney inquired. 1
"Higgins, Hoffman, O'Day and the
South Omaha Packing company.
"Did the stock yards company give
Higgins any bonus when he opened?"
"No sir." :.
"Have you made any efforts to get
the S. & S. or Wilson's to locate in
South Omaha?" ,
"No sir." '
"Do you recall a bill before legisla
ture in 1913 relating to water works?
What was its purport"
' "I think it referred to the Metro
politan Water district." ' ' " '
"Did it take in South Omaha?"
"I think it took in the whole state "
","You wefe interested in it because
stock yards had its own plant?"
;,. Build' Water' Plant.
"You are getting, into a long story.
W'e could not get enough water; so
we began to build a plant of our own
and when, this bill came along we had
nearly completed our own plant and
naturally opposed the bill.
"Did- you spend any money oppos
ing that bill?'r
"We did not." . .. ' '
"Any money spent by packing
"You will have to ask the packing
"Did you have any arrangements
with the packers in fighting the bill in
the legislature?" . -
"They were interested in the water
"Do the packers control the stock
"When you speak of packing com
panies as owners of stock there are
none. The Armours own 15,697
shares as individuals; Cudahys, 45;
Swifts, 1,756. There are 75,000 shares.
Tnose are all of the shares owned by
the packers." r i
"Whom do you consult regarding
business of the yards?"
"R. J. Dunham, president."
"And he spends most of his time in
Armour's office in Chicago, does he?"
"I don't know. He is a hard man
to find. I v
Reads Letter to Murphy..
Heney then read into the record the
following letter addressed to General
Superintendent Murphy' of Cudahy
plant under date of March 15, 1913:
"Referring to the Omaha Water
Works matter, we saw Morris, and
they are perfectly willing to join us.
We haven't seen Swift yet, but we
expect they will come in too. So, I
wish you would see Mr. Buckingham
and learn from him his position on the
bill to be killed, why, we are perfectly
willing to join him and work with
him torthat end. Let me knor by
John B. Smiley testified he operated
small rendering plant in Sarpy county
and sold out to Union Refining and
Rendering company for $10,000 He
said he bought dead hogs for 50 -ents
a hundred and when his plant was
taken over the Union companv re
duced the price to 25 cents.
' Control Other Companies.;
Mr. Heney showed that the big
packers own and control the Union
Refining and Rendering company, and
his purpose of examining Smiley was
to snow one of the alleged effor's of
large packers to absorb small con-
If i. . f -
nn C 7
'ftuiaow is Good-4&aj& You"
cerns and control the fat and ade
business. He noted "in passing that
stock of Union Refining and Rever
ing company shown in name of K- C
Howe, was in fact owned by J. Ogden
Heney read "list of stockholders of
the Union company, showing names
of Morris, Cudahy, Armour and Swift,
owning nearly all of 1,000 shares
Telegram From Howe.
The following telegram, resa by
Heney was sent May 25 4y k. C.
Howe, general manager of Arur's
South Omaha plant, to R. J. Dunham,
president of the Union Stock Yards
company of Omaha and said by
Heney to be an Armour man:"
"The net earnings of the Union
Rendering company were as follows:
1912, $14,600; 1913, $14,500; 1914. $7,
750; 1915, $13,400.
"The plant and real estate are worth
probably $25,000 to $30,000, the stock
on hand the last of this week will be
worth under $1,000 if Armour 4 Co.
don't build a rendering plant hre. I
should think this stock would be
worth $125 a ahare as an investment.
Ycm understand the original HoMers
of this stock never paid in over
Letter From Croll.
i he following letter became part
Dear Mr. Armour: Replying to
your memorandum on the corner of
the notice from the Union Rendering
and Refining company of South
Omaha: I have to say that this com
pany has paid as follows: 1915, 12 per
cent; 1916 (so far), 13 per cent
" "The dividends vary on account of
the earnings being paid out as they
are made; sometimes they run up as
high as 25 to 30- per cent, but in late
years their earnings, according to
statements, rendered from month to
month have been somewhat less.
From Tanuarv to Nnvimhr nf th
current year they earned aboilt $14.
000, which is a little better than 16
per cent on their capital stock. You
will notice by the above that thev
have paid out 13 per cent so far.
F. W. CROLL."
Mr. Croll is treasurer of the Ar
Meeker Writes Letter.
And then this letter from Arthur
Meeker of the Armour official staff
and now with,' the federal food ad
ministration, to R. J. Dunham:
JJear cob: I think your note to
Mr. Armour covers the situation. I
believe you said that Mr. Swift said
that he had paid $125 for his stock,
but if he did, he evidently did not
get in on the ground floor, but on
the roof garden level. From what I
learn there are less dead hogs every
year, and I would think their earn
ings were apt to decrease the next
ten years instead of increase.
Heney stressed the telegram of Jl.
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C Howe, showing that the Union Re
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taken over by the packers, yielded
net earnings of $13,400 in 1915, on
original investment" of $10,000.
In Packer Town
(Continued From Fa( One.)
our very noses, in order that he might
not continue his inquisition into their
business methods. That would have
been a tame "experience for Francis.
He has already been shot in the court
room once while conducting the Reuf
Anyway, just when everybody pres
ent was getting fidgety, in walked
Mr. Heney with tbe broadest smile
and a hearty "Good Morning" for
everybody in the courtrbdm. He
smiled quizzically, sort of to him
self, when he glanced at the clock
out of the corner of his eyes and
noted that he was late for "school."
There were no thrills (except envi
ous ones) at Wednesday morning's
hearing. Ihe envy
was caused bv
of hearing all the thousands of dollars
of profit made by the packers and
stock yards people as they rolled off
the reports and tongue of Heney.
There is nothing brilliant about the
way in which Heney conducts his
trial and absolutely nothing of the
oratorical Indeed one is impressed
with the simplicity and directness of
his queries and the note of personal
conversation which he injects into his
examination of witnesses. It puts
them at their ease immediately and
probably does wonders in extracting
information that the witness does not
realize he is giving.
Heney never loses' his sense of hu
mor, no matter how dry the testi
mony. You ought to see his face
light with sly humor and hear the
emphasis he read into the letter from
Philip D. Armour to "his dear uncle,"
stating, as you know, "our business is
conducted on a 50-50 basis." Inci
dentally, this letter was extracted
from the private files of "dear uncle"
by minions of the government. Or,
when he read the statement of Ever
ett Buckingham that the "stock yards
shared in no war profits, only war ex
penditures." There was a lot of talk about
yardage and shrinkage until I thought
maybe they had switched off onto
some dressmaking business, but finally
I gleaned that they weren't talking
about dresses at all, but about cattle
and hogs, and hay and grain. You
see I was awfully confused because
I never heard of so much money and
figures in my life and was totally at
I did gather that Heney's game was
toshow up the excess profits that men
A COMPLETE assortment with a single
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A miniature "movie" slide free to every child
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matter how old or tough your pet corn
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in the packing industry are piling up
and how they are supposed to .have
formed a combine in restraint of trad
and held up prices and not producec
as much meat as the governmem
needs and a lot of other naughty
things to do when the United States
is at war. . . -' " -
But I feel sorry for the packers il
they are holding out anything from
him, for if they are "Heney'll get 'em
if they don't watch out"
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