CARRIERS: Two-Center

Since July 1938, when eastern U. S. railroads wangled from ICC an increase from 2¢ to 2½¢ a mile for basic (coach) passenger fares, the weatherbeaten nose of Daniel Willard of Baltimore & Ohio has been out of joint. During his 60 years in railroading and 30 years as president of B. & O., Dan Willard has been a competitive spirit, and when he fought the increase (which was forced on B. & O.) he protested loudly that it was playing squarely into the hands of the bus lines.

Last week the eastern roads went before ICCommissioner Claude Rodman Porter...

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