RAILROADS: Revival of the Rate Debate

One of the oldest political debates in the U.S. was huffing & puffing last week just as steamily as in prewar days. War had given new life to the old fight over differential freight rates, which, Southern and Western businessmen have claimed time out of mind, discriminate against them in favor of the industrial East.

Two weeks ago a council of southeastern Governors meeting in Florida (TIME, April 5) raised the perennial charge. Last week New York's trim Governor Thomas E. Dewey denied it in a memorandum to ICC, said that any change in rates would hurt New York's manufacturers....

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