The Interstate Commerce Commission last fortnight took from railroad owners and officials, their families, servants and friends, a most cherished privilege—the right to gad about the country free in a private car.

One of the oldest of railroad courtesies was the transportation without charge by one carrier over its lines of another carrier's private official car. Interstate Commerce Commissioner Frank McManamy conducted a long investigation of this practice, wrote an exhaustive report which the Commission approved. Commissioner McManamy found that the free-movement courtesy between roads...

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