Hearings Subject of Hearing Oleomargarine. Jan. 20-Feb. 20, 1913
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ...manufacturers. Of course the cotton oil company would give us no information and we had no right to entry, but I succeeded, through the excellent work of my informer, Mr. J. H. Haagar of Louisville, in having a man enter the factory and procure samples of palm oil and straight cotton oil and the cotton oil mixed with the palm oil. Our information was so correct and definite that we were able for the two months following the receipt of this information to trace this colored oil in carload lots to William J. Moxley, of Chicago; Kingan & Co., Indianapolis, Ind.; G. H. Hammond Co., Hammond, Ind.; and the Cudahy Co., Kansas City, Mo. The information was so correct in these cases that assessments against the tour companies aggregating about $60,000 were levied and collected. I had thought perhaps that your agent in Louisville, employing the same means that were employed by me while on duty there, could ascertain accurately for your information how this cotton oil was being treated by the Louisville Cotton Oil Co. Whether or not this or any other oils used in the manufacture of oleomargarine are artificially colored, it seems to me that the fact that the oils used produce a product resembling butter in color, and such oils are used solely for that purpose, that the product should properly pay a tax of 10 cents per pound rather than oneofourth cent per pound as at present. I respectfully suggest whether the collector of this district may not seize on the open market an original package of this highly colored oneofourth cent goods and take it into the United States court to be libeled for forfeiture. There may be some other or better way to get the matter into court, but I respectfully suggest that it would seem to me entirely proper to have an adjudication of t...
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