Business: Only a Palliative

Month ago Franklin Roosevelt was asked when he was going to have his conference with U. S. railroad men. He replied that he would not do so until the Interstate Commerce Commission announced its decision on the railroad application for a 15% freight rate rise, which he understood would be in a few days. Washington immediately took this remark as an obvious White House nudge in the commissioners' dignified ribs to hurry up and grant the rate rise before the roads folded up completely. In their own good time, last week the eleven commissioners,...

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