Historic Decision

The geographic shape of the U.S. was drastically altered last week just as effectively as it could have been done by a convulsion of nature. It was done by a 9-to-2 decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission. The South and West were brought nearer to the center of the nation and the Northeast was moved farther away. The ICC thus rearranged the U.S. by its decision to equalize freight rates, on a mileage basis, between all sections of the country except mouritain-Pacific territory.

The abolition of the higher rates to the South and West was a clear-cut victory for Georgia's...