Railroads made much Washington news last week. The Interstate Commerce Commission issued its annual report. Timing their outcry to coincide with the opening of Congress, rail executives announced their legislative demands for relief from "unfair competition." Labor assembled to advance its six-hour-day program. The Senate killed legislation to regulate interstate bus traffic. Pennsylvania R. R., disguised as a holding company, was ordered to drop its Wabash and Lehigh Valley stock in the interest of larger merger plans.

I.C.C. Most startling, most important of the Commission's eleven recommendations in its report was that...

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