CARRIERS: Tons per Typewriter

To its more than 23,000 employes, the Louisville & Nashville Railroad is "Old Reliable." Conservatively operated, and not overloaded with the fixed charges that have broken the backs of many Class I roads,* efficient "Old Reliable" has never been in receivership, has passed only one dividend on its common stock (1933) in the past 40 years. "Old Reliable's" president is peak-nosed, Cumberland Mountain-born James Brents Hill. Like his predecessors, he likes to keep his employes on the job in L. & N.'s constant drive for courteous, economical operation, sends out frequent "President's messages" to every worker on L. & N.'s...

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