Federal Reserve Bulletin Volume 4

Federal Reserve Bulletin Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...from Tucson indicate that the high cost of labor and material has affected production of copper and rare metals, the main industry in that section, and disappointment is felt that the prices of these two commodities have not been advanced or placed upon a more suitable basis. Coal mines of Oklahoma are working to capacity, although a shortage of laborers is affecting operations to a large extent. It is reported that this condition will be improved somewhat by the recent "work or fight" order, which will put the idlers into service. There is considerable activity in the oil industry around Ranger. This field is being rapidly developed, and authorities state it is destined to become one of the most important in the southwest. A large number of oil men from the north and cast have leased property in that section, and the field is being rapidly extended. This has made business good in all lines and activities are booming. The labor conditions are the same as reported a month ago. There is considerable surplus of labor at most of the shipbuilding plants at Texas ports. There is also a sufficient amount of skilled laboiin almost all lines of employment. Farm help continues scarce, and the same is true of railroad laborers and miners. The condition confronting the State with reference to farm labor for the coming cotton-picking season is extremely serious. Efforts are now being made to secure Mexican laborers under temporary suspension of the head tax and literacy test of the Bu1'nett immigration law. This is just getting under way, and it is too early to discuss what success will attend the efforts along this line. Although a marked increase in production of wheat, oats, and rye, over last year is indicated an extremely cold spring...show more

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  • Paperback | 820 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,438g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823559
  • 9781236823557