Fall Report

There was no slackening in October.

¶ Before the killing frosts came, most U.S. farmers had their rich harvests safely tucked into the warm barns—perhaps the greatest harvest on record, refuting the famine worrywarts of last spring. Farm gross income will be over $20 billion.

¶The seasonal peak in freight traffic had the railroads hustling to prevent the tightest car supply in 20 years from developing into a serious car shortage. Car-loadings for the week of Oct. 21 numbered 905,941, unchanged from a year ago. But this year freight ton-miles are expected to hit an alltime high of 750...

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