Business & Finance: Cotton Scarcity

While cotton planters and governmental authorities debate the best way of exterminating the boll weevil, the returns from this year's admittedly "short" crop are beginning to assume definiteness. Cotton ginned prior to Oct. 18 totaled 6,400,579 bales, compared with 6,978,321 last year. Evidently, as these figures show, there has been no rush this year to send the present cotton crop to market, partly, perhaps, because it is being withheld from sale in the hopes of obtaining higher prices later on, but mainly because there is less cotton than usual to market.

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