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of the of j air to in to War Stimulates Move to Hike Sugar Quotas WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (.'PI— The war's effect on sugar imports figured heavily Wednesday in senate finance committee consideration of legislation to extend the sugar control Jaw. Senator Murray (D), Montana, almost immediately offered an amendment to add 200,000 tons of sugar to 'the domestic beet and mainland cane.quotas above the 4 per cent Increase contemplated in the present bill. The committee took up the senate bill (S. 2041), but switched to H. R. 5988, passed December 1- by the house. The bill would extend existing control legislation to December 1, 1944, increase mainland cane and domestic beet quotas 4 per cent, and raise basic benefit payments frotn 60 to 80 cents a hundredweight, starting scaledowns at 350 tons instead of the present 500: Senator O'Mahoney (D), Wyoming, coauthor of the legislation, said "events in the Pacific have made it clear we cannot look tor normal supplies of sugar from the Philippines and possibly not from Hawaii." He added it was essential in the interests of the consumer, "that we place the least possible impediment in the path of production." The continental increase would be accomplished by a reduction of quotas for Cuba, the Philippines and foreign countries other than Cuba. Senator Barkley (D), Kentucky, asked what psychological effect the bill would have on. Cuba, Senator Clark (D), Missouri, said, "We don't want to slap Cuba in the -face the day after it declared war," adding, "I was for this bill until this (the war) came up." of $95,000,000,000. the in $72,609,000,000 000. 21

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 11 Dec 1941, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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