TRANSPORTATION: Rate Upping

Led by George Blow Elliott, president of Atlantic Coast Line, the railroads of the South last week joined those of the East and West in a united movement for the general freight rate increase projected last month in Chicago (TIME, May 18, June i). Meeting in Manhattan's Hotel Biltmore, the executives of all the important carriers of the land appointed a committee to petition the Interstate Commerce Commission within a week for blanket authority to up rates 15%. The committee: New Haven's Pelley, Milwaukee's Scandrett, Louisville & Nashville's Cole.

Though they were...

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