New Plans

About six weeks ago Edward P. Farley, Chairman of the Shipping Board, sailed for Europe. Before sailing, he announced that the Shipping Board had finished with its plan of operating vessels through agents under the so-called MO4 contract (Managing Operators' contract No. 4). The Shipping Board was prepared to undertake direct operation ; it would group its 81 services into about a quarter as many lines and hire agents only to book passengers and load freight. The consolidation and inauguration of the plan would, he said, begin...

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