TRANSPORTATION: Supreme Pleasure

With conservative railroad executives the least popular member of the Interstate Commerce Commission is Joseph Bartlett Eastman of Massachusetts. They consider him "dangerously radical." Vainly did they implore President Hoover not to reappoint him. Last week in Manhattan Commissioner Eastman, twelve years in office, made a speech about government ownership which explained in part why railmen dislike him. Excerpts:

". . . Government in business is not an idea that I view with alarm if the business is of such a nature that it cannot be carried on by private enterprise without...

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