Facts & Figures, Oct. 4, 1948

Heavy Freight. The railroads, whose freight rates have gone up 41 to 43% since war's end, will ask ICC for another 8% boost, railroad traffic executives decided at a Chicago meeting. If granted, the increase would add another $400 million to the nation's freight bill. (The total increase so far: $2.1 to $2.5 billion.)

Five a Second. Chicago's Bell & Howell Co. (cameras) announced that it would put on sale this fall the world's most expensive still camera. Its "Foton" will take five 35-mm. pictures a second, sell for $700. Bell &...

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