SUGAR: Wicked Refiners

A new angle was put on the investigations into the sudden rise in the price of sugar from seven to ten cents by charges of Senator Reed Smoot of Utah against sugar refiners. Senator Smoot's attitude bears weight because he is next in line by seniority right for the chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee—the committee which passes on tariff measures. What is more, he comes from Utah, one of the four leading beet sugar producing states. These states (Colorado, Utah, Michigan and California) produce over 70%...

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