Business & Finance: Eastman Answers

Is there need for a radical change in the organization, conduct and regulation of the railroad industry which can be accomplished by Federal legislation?

By formal resolution Congress last spring asked that question of Joseph Bartlett Eastman, radically brilliant Interstate Commerce Commissioner whom President Roosevelt made Federal Coordinator of Transportation and his alter ego on all rail matters. Last week Coordinator Eastman answered the question in a 350-page report, the core of which was: "Theoretically and logically public ownership and operation meet the known ills of the present situation better than any...

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