Business: Again, Frustration

Again, Oris Paxton Van Sweringen, 49 and Mantis James Van Sweringen, 47, Cleveland brothers, are frustrated in their plans for a fourth eastern railroad system. The Interstate Commerce Commission again last week rejected their revised plan for joining the Great Lakes to Atlantic ports.

Four years ago the brothers had acquired enough grip on the Nickel Plate, the Erie, the Pere Marquette, the Hocking Valley and the Chesapeake & Ohio to ordain a great railroad system (the Nickel Plate) like the New York Central, the Pennsylvania and the Baltimore & Ohio—if the I. C. C. would not disapprove. Two years ago the...

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