RAILROADS: Shirt Story

The Long Island Railroad, owned by the Pennsylvania, carries more passengers per year than any railroad in the U. S. But more than half of them are commuters, and the Long Island, competing with 5¢ subways, must haul them cheaply. To the commuters' chronic irritation, it does. Favorite Long Island commuter's sport is thinking up ways to pique, gyp and otherwise get back at the Long Island Railroad.

Fortnight ago beefy (collar size: 17) Queens County Court Deputy Clerk Thomas J. Smyth boarded a Long Island train (non-air-conditioned) to ride to his job. It was a hot morning; he sweated, squirmed,...

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