Foreign News: A Canadian's Advice

An expert was needed to find out why the National Railways of Mexico have for so long been making so little money. Mexico might have sought her expert in the. U. S. (where most miles of railway are), or in Great Britain (where express trains make longest, fastest non-stop runs), or even in Scandinavia (for Swedes are great railway builders to the minor nations).

Instead the railway doctor who has just prescribed for Mexico was found in Canada. He is Sir Henry Worth Thornton, since 1922 chairman of the Board and president of the Canadian National Railways. Last week the secret of...