Government Control of Meat Packing Industry; Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Agriculture and Forestry, United States Senate, Sixty-Fifth Congress, Second Session

Government Control of Meat Packing Industry; Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Agriculture and Forestry, United States Senate, Sixty-Fifth Congress, Second Session : On S. Res. 221 ...

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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: ... consumer of meat products is at the mercy of these five because both producer and competitor are helpless to bring relief. Does the chamber of commerce deny that? Mr. WHEELER. Same answer. Senator N oRIus (reading): The stock car is a part of the equipment of the common carrier whose services are necessary to the producer of meat animals so that he may reach the market. The railroads furnish suitable cars for the transportation of other kinds of freight, and as to the use of such cars, the miner of coal or the manufacturer of furniture are on an equality, but in the matter of transportation of live stock, to a small degree there comes in a private ownership and a control and a manipulation of the meats of transportation--the.stock car--.---so it is that we recom-mend--And then they follow with the recommendation. That is a statement of facts. Does the chamber of commerce deny that? ' Mr. WHEELER. Same answer. Senator NORius. The facts are, as I got them-from your testimony and from Mr. Butler, who was very explicit about it and answered very frankly, that as to the findings that theFe'deral Trade Commission have made on make no criticism whatever, but because of the procedure that t ey took to'-reach those findings you criticized them. ' In other words, your criticism is of the form and not the subject. Senato-r KENDRICK. Mr. Wheeler, would your chamber of commerce have made this protest or criticism, whatever it may be called, of this report, if they had known as an organization, without regard to their membership, that the findings of this report were absolutely true, and that their own membership or members were acting. as he said, in an un-Americanway? Mr. WHEELER. I assume that the directors, when they received this report and...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814282
  • 9781236814289