Who Gets the Sleepers?

Pullman, Inc. decided last week that it would like to sell its sleeping-car business to the railroads. Twenty-two of them, under the leadership of square-jawed Fred Gurley, Santa Fe president, have offered to pay approximately $75,000,000.

Thereupon Alleghany Corp.'s Robert

Ralph Young, who would like to buy the sleepers himself, angrily claimed that sale of the sleepers to the railroads would not break up the sleeping-car monopoly. Interlocking financial interests of the roads with Pullman, Inc., he charged, would form a new monopoly. He also heckled the hidebound railroads for making through passengers change cars at Chicago and other Midwest terminals....

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