Transport: Skinflints' Slugs

World's biggest bargain in rail travel is the 25-mi. ride to be had for 5¢ on New York City's subways. Nevertheless, many a skinflint succeeds in cheating the companies out of his fare by using slugs in the automatic turnstiles. Last week New York's short, swart Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia dispatched a scow to Long Island Sound to dump 620,000 slugs— representing a loss of $31,000 to the city-owned Independent Subway System alone —into the sea. The assorted slugs weighed three tons, consisted mainly of lead, iron, aluminum, brass, tin, linoleum. Some...

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