In Chicago last week John J. Pelley, head of the Association of American Railroads, told the railroad executives some of the facts of wartime life:
> They are safely over the big fall hump of this year's freight traffic. They will roll up the dazzling total of 630 billion ton-miles this year33%greater than last year, 89% more than in 1939.
> They will have to handle a 10-15% greater load next yearmeaning to move their heavier trains faster than ever before.
The listening railroad men knew that they could do it only if...