Business: Out of the Question

The Splawn report, result of Franklin Roosevelt's two months ago appointing a three-man committee of ICCommissioners, Splawn, Eastman and Mahaffie, to concoct a remedy for the railroad crisis, specifically said that the question of wages should be left to the railroads. Its other recommendations dealt with ways of lending money to the roads, increasing revenues, speeding reorganizations. Last week, after consideration by RFC Chairman Jesse Jones, Senator Burton Wheeler and representatives of railroad management and labor, these recommendations were out of the "conference stage," on the way to becoming legislative proposals.

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