1921 conf. on shipping crops east. Charles Milton Brown

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The of at hav-Ing hav-Ing on re-parations, re-parations, today came ," " the was by council. that committee's for sliding 1 ad so prosperity, differences continually it for when will of of Germans f" in the a fulmf-k... fulmf-k... ' i of for -.- in the re and the consultation the deal ad cent : its help Charles M. Brown, Ar.M. Pratt, Redlands Orange';,' r Men, Get Results "' ; ROADS TO COOPERATE Better Schedule - and More Cars to Move Big Citrus Crop Are" Assured (Sneclai Staff RorrenOBGnc) . REDLANDS. Jan. 28. Voice of California orange growers as well as o shippers of all kinds of. perishable goods, has been heard and heeded by the railroads of the country and relief relief from conditions which threatened the very life of the citrus industry has been promised. This was the word brought here today by Charles M. Brown, manager , of the Gold Banner Association, and A. M. Pratt, sales manager for the Mutual Orange Distributors, Distributors, who have been in attendance attendance at a conference of shippers of perishable goods from all over . the United States with general managers and other high officials of practically all the important railroads of the country, country, at Chicago. Better Schedule Promise Secured 1 , iMv, Brown stated tonight that as k result -of -of the anrenc.iwltttvtbe railroad ' executives better schedules for- for- transporting citrus fruits to east ern markets are assured.' Because of heavy, traffic during the war and ne cessity for; rushing war necessities, schedule for delivering perishables from this coast to New .York was lengthened from 10 to 14 days. This, with one day for unloading, made 15 days- days- which was altogether too long and resulted la big losses. The roads promised to put back in force the pre war schedule, which means 10 days to New York from the Pacific coast, with one day standing time, or 11 days In all. ' - The Grand Trunk line promised a 10 1-2-day 1-2-day 1-2-day 1-2-day 1-2-day schedule to Boston, in con trast with the-18 the-18 the-18 days allowed under war conditions. Should the new time schedule not be - maintained shippers will have ground for damages. Lower Freight Rates Are Probability . Another important point won by shippers at this conference, was that the carriers promised to go before the Interstate Commerce Commission and request that the' 33 per cent , Increase In freight' rates on perishables be abol ished.. This is a most Important victory victory for shippers and means that they will get relief from the-high the-high the-high cost of transportation much sooner ' than would have been the case had they been forced' to fight the matter out. Railroad executives wem convinced by the argument's advanced , that it was not only to the advantage of the shippers, shippers, but. themselves as well, to get back to as near the pre-war pre-war pre-war schedule as possible. , '' According to Mr. Brown, shippers are not satisfied with, this' reduction . . !UL Will a. 1UIUIW ucuwwo v. per cent in freight charges. It was pointed out that thousands of carloads of foodstuffs are allowed to ' go , to waste because it would not pay to place them on the market under present present conditions. Of lemons alone. Mr.' Brown estimated, fully 50 per. cent of the crop will be lost unless relief from high transportation charges is secured. More Cars for Fruit , Movement East , That there is a shortage of refrigerator refrigerator cars due to Increased business of the country was declared by Mr. Brown.- Brown.- He said that the government authorized the building of 20.000 refrigerator refrigerator cars last year but that only 8000 were built. This is not enough to keep up with the growth of the country's shipping. It was agreed by the railroads that they would limit time for which cars may be used for storage of non-perishables non-perishables non-perishables non-perishables to five days. Such fruits as I raisins have been allowed the use of cars as high as 14 days. This reform, I with the cutting down of running; time, it is figured, will result in 2a! per cent more cars being available for use. Messrs. urown ana rrau auenaea ,ne conference as representatives of appointed by the United Stales Department Department of Agriculture. Thar were present representatives of shipping ft!! AT CONFERENCE concerns handling between 450.000 and , H. 500.000 cars of perishable, - foodstuffs, sgent I of - CONSTABLE KILLED i ter'a fo" v ' 1 al-' 2 at . Denver. in for . for him and letter fa 27." ' was for last of was been body Was a her the out, . she an acting attorney. - At to view the Mrs. left with several state Peete the Denton said Gregory Bhe of On get As on court an planned

Clipped from The San Bernardino County Sun29 Jan 1921, SatPage 1

The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California)29 Jan 1921, SatPage 1
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