Mr. Pelley Was

Mr. Pelly Was ⅓ Right

When the first (Ickes) East Coast oil shortage raised its head last fall, John Jeremiah Pelley of the Association of American Railroads, claimed that the railroads could muster 20,000 tank cars and haul 200,000 barrels of oil to the coast daily. Skeptics doubted it. Last week the railroads were doing better than that. In 44,000 tank cars they delivered at the seaboard an average of 600,000 barrels of oil daily—nearly half the East Coast's total consumption.

Name of the Florida East Coast Railway's new Jacksonville-to-Miami passenger train: Tiresaver.


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