Transport: Rails Against Opium

Among the first and most feverishly idealistic projects undertaken by the League of Nations was to send a three-man commission to Persia (now Iran) to investigate the opium traffic. This task was entrusted to Frederic A. Delano, onetime president of the Wabash R. R., one of whose nephews is now President of the U. S. He ran into a rather remarkable situation and, rather remarkably, was able to do something very practical about it. ,

The Persians had told the League that they were not particularly pleased that their country's economy was supported by...

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