To Investigate the Causes of the Decline of Cotton Prices: Hearings, Seventy-fourth Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 103, 125, 172, and 182
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936 - Cotton - 1524 pages
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American cotton amount association average bales bales of cotton basis believe bought buyer carrying cents certainly certificated CHAIRMAN charges CLAYTON clearing close committee contract cooperatives correct cost course CREEKMORE crop deal December decline deliver delivery difference don't effect fact Farm Board farmer figures firm fixed futures market give Government grades hand hedge increase interest issued January July less Liverpool loan March matter McFadden mean merchant Middling mills month notices October operations Orleans percent period points position practically present producer profit purchases qualities question received record reference respect season sell seller Senator Senator NORRIS short situation sold southern delivery speculative statement stopped straddle thing tion trade transactions transfer trying WEIL WYLLIE York Cotton Exchange
Page 696 - By preventing inefficient and wasteful methods of distribution. 3. By encouraging the organization of producers into effective associations or corporations under their own control for greater unity of effort in marketing and by promoting the establishment and financing of a farm marketing system of producer-owned and producer-controlled cooperative associations and other agencies.
Page 3 - Congress, to employ such clerical and other assistants, to require by subpena or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths, to take such testimony, and to make such expenditures, as it deems advisable. The cost of stenographic services to report such hearings shall not be in excess of 25 cents per hundred words. The expenses of the committee, which shall not exceed $5,000, shall be paid from the contingent fund of...
Page 2 - For the purposes of this resolution the committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized to hold such hearings, to sit and act at such times and places during the sessions, recesses, and adjourned periods of the...
Page 871 - Someone once said that there are three kinds of lies: "lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Page 524 - Of let him take who has the power, And let him keep who can, the Boers now proceeded to possess themselves of as much territory as they wanted.
Page 248 - futures " are divided into three classes: first, those who use them to hedge, ie, to insure themselves against loss by unfavorable changes in price at the time of actual delivery of what they have to sell or buy in their business; second, legitimate capitalists who, exercising their judgment as to the conditions, purchase or sell for future delivery with a view to profit based on the law of supply and demand; and, third, gamblers or irresponsible speculators who buy or sell as upon the turn of a...
Page 2 - The joint committee shall select a chairman and a vice chairman from among its members. (d) The joint committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized to hold such hearings, to sit and act at such places and times, to require, by subpena or otherwise, the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths, to take such testimony, to procure such printing and binding, and to make such expenditures as it deems advisable.
Page 3 - That when any duty is imposed upon a committee of the Senate involving expenses which are ordered to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate, upon vouchers to be approved by the chairman of the committee...
Page 844 - ... 2 o•clock pm) AFTER RECESS. (The committee reassembled at 2 o•clock pm, pursuant to the taking of recess.) The CHAIRMAN.
Page 248 - Hedging, for instance, as it is called, is a means by which collectors and exporters of grain or other products, and manufacturers who make contracts in advance for the sale of their goods, secure themselves against the fluctuations of the market by counter contracts for the purchase or sale, as the case may be, of an equal quantity of the product or of the material of manufacture.