Marry the Girl?

Railroader Robert R. Young was as happy as a bridegroom as he appeared before ICC in Washington last week. He wanted permission for himself and Robert J. Bowman, president of the Chesapeake & Ohio, to sit on the New York Central's board of directors. Thus he could vote his 400,000 shares (6%) of Central stock and exercise working control of the road. As Young had been invited in by Central, he looked for no opposition from it.

Young spoke flamboyantly of the benefits—notably of "revolutionary" improvement in service—which a "trial marriage" between Central and C. & O. would bring...

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