Business: Great Northern Pacific

Twenty-seven years ago after a great public uproar President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court sundered as a violation of the Anti-Trust Law the consolidation of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads. Last week the Interstate Commerce Commission approved putting them back together. What was illegal in 1903 became legal in 1930.

While sanctioning the merger of these two great transcontinentals into a 15,386 mile system, the Interstate Commerce Commission exhibited a determination to uphold its general consolidation plan (TIME, Dec. 30). Three years ago was formed the Great Northern Pacific Co....

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