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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS NOVEL AUTO RULES f BLIND HERO WINS OUT SISTER NATION since the. government took charge ot railroad wages In the Adamson act, ot approximately 2,450,CC),000 annually. In the light of these figures. It Is manifest that the recent reduction of wages authorized by the labor board, estimated at from 10 to 12 In no sense meets or solves the problem ot labor costs, and tn no way makes It QAILROADS PLAN TO GET RATES DOWN Propose to Reduce Wages and Return All the Saving by Reduction in Charges. For Sale! 1900 Feet Flooring 2900 Feet 2x12 Hackney Garage FOR SALE Chinese Prescribe Regulations to Prevent Accidents. Chauffeurs to Bo Locked In Room With Wax Images of Victim to Make Them Sorry Shanghai. As a means of prent-tng automobile accidents the Health Precautionary association, Hn or-ganlr.Htlon composed of leading Chinese of Shanghai, recent Iv iuvimik.1 i list of suggestions among which are 1 several of engaging novelty. The suggestions which were adopted at a meeting after lengthy debate were submitted to the municipal council of the International settlement. "AH motorcars have rubber-tired wheels and run without noise. It is too late to blow a horn when a car has already collided with a pedestrian. A car should have very small hell attached to one of the front wheels and this bell should he kept ringing all the time so that when pedestrians hear It they can get out of the way. "This bell should be half the size of a bicycle bell. Knelt car should have a speed limit, but the lire brigade, doctors' and police motorcars should be exempted. A chauffeur should wear a brass badge on his breast. The badge should be three Inches In diameter and shonW h"w M ,mnu Bmi lh nr of n!s "s n Kngllsh and Chinese Inscribed thereon. The hndce should w l"ed hy the municipal council at fow pnrh- T,,pn mnn not u" eenseo: will not tiare to drive a car. "All motortrucks should have rails r ,rnn chains around the mrs to In sure safety and in case of collision the cargo will be prevented from falling and Injuring pedestrian. Cargo should not be piled too high to prevent danger when passing over bridges. "There should be one licensed chauffeur and an assistant to take charge of each motorcar or truck The as- slsfant should sit behind and keep a lookout when the car turns around. goe backward, enters or leaves the garage. The owner of the car will not mind spending a little money In employing an assistant chauffeur. "After n person is killed hy it motor- J car a wax Imnce of the deceased j should be made and placed In a room and any chauffeur who causes Injuries j to others should oe locked up in tins room so that he will see the Image and feel sorry. This may cause him to repent. This has been Introduced tn America anil has produced successful results." BRAIN IMPRESSIONS STUDIED j j J ! possible for the railroads to afford a t reduction tn their revenues. Thousands ot Rate Already Reduced, j Indeed, during the past year there have been between four and five thousand Individual reductions In freight rales. On some railroads the reductions tn rates have amounted to more than the reductions in wages so tar waJe and on m4ny othe rMlrxads the reductions in wages allowed no net return on operations, but merely provided against the further accumulation of a deficit. The point Is often made that agriculture and other Industries are also suffering the same Immediate diff.cul- tics as the railroad, why, therefore. do not the railroads take their medicine like anybody else. The answer lies tn several tacts: 1. The railroads were not permitted, as were other Industries, to make charges during the years ot prosperity, making possible the accumulation of a surplus to tide them over the present extreme adversity. According to the reports ot the interstate commerce commission, the rate of return on property investment of the railroads ot the Untied States for the past several years has been as follows: RATE OE RETURN EARNED BY RAILROAOS OE THE UNITED STATES ON THEIR PROPERTY INVESTMENT: t12 4S4 1 S 1 4 4 . 1 1M3 4.20a 1916 IFlsoatYearl K.90 IMS t Calendar Year K. ISlt S.t" ll 5.t- IMS , IJ1? 2.$ t?20 .S2 tt win thus be noted that during the years wben other industries were making very large profits, when the prices ot farm products and the wages ct labor were soaring to unheard of heights, the earnings upon railroad investment in the Cnited States were held within vvry narrow limits and that they have during the past four years progressively declined. Reads Handicapped More Than Other Business. J. The railroads are responsible to the public tor providing adequate transpertation. Their charges at limited by public authority, and they are tn very large respects t notably for tabor! compelled to spend money nn a basis fixed by public authority. The margin within which they are permitted to earn a return upon their investment Mr to offer Inducements to attract new capital for extensions betterments is extremely limited. However much the railroads might desire, therefore, to redwee their charge? in times ot depression, tt will hut twKvivn.) th l(KiilliiMi SUC rounding their action do not permit them to give ettect to Vroad and : elastic policies which might very ; ptxperly g-crn ether lines ot bust- r.ess notth5S restricted. 1 v.. ' J: , ' stimulate traffic .1. " AJrl r.J S tratf.e wilt prv iiifVl uc vai i trip iivmb the loss Incident t m.ttrtt.n tn rates. The rai!roat raanagements can rot disguise from themselves that this sutostien Is merely wnjecturaS and that an adverse result of the ex L. a te -t!v. Wt ,s.k.! tic sMoreme el t avieonsu transportation tvsertrentlv the raHroad msirtse-' tnents cxi not feet justified In plsr-; irig th? instrumentalities, so essen- t th public welfare, at the hax- ard ct such an evperintent based ec- 1 ecniertnre trmers Especially Ited LeKr Rares ra It is eWent. r,OTfwr. that extsttr transpnation charges bear in many j cases a Cisrrcportiojeate relationship! o the prices tt wbltk commodities oan be sold tn the market and thatl 'existing labor and other costs t j transportation thus Imposed upon 1-5 dustry ami agriculture generally, burden greater than they should bear. I This Is especially tnte ot agriculture, i Te ratroaxt managements are teettng sensitive to and sympathetic with th lstresstng atttiatton ad desire to ! everything t assist In reliemg k that ls ccme-atible their duty te In ' 5 ; 5 ; ! Paris Technical Committee Would I WANTED Fifteen or twenty wood-Learn if Eye or Ear Aids I cutters. M. L. Johnson. Phone 260. Former Marine Is Gaining Sue cess in Business. Sightless From Shell, He Studies Mechanical Business Management With Help t Wife, Chlcngo. To Corporal Christian Poulsen of the United States marines his discharge from an army hospital February. WW, meant beginning life anew the life of a blind man. tn two years' time he has completed that readjustment and today Poulsen Is In the fuel ami feed business In Chic co. does a full day's work every and. with the aid of his wife, Is tstklns a correspondence course In bnlne rnrtnn cement. ponlen wa with the Sixth regiment of the marine! when a few thnti-:tnd trop were vhosen from the van-cusrd of the American army to help block the Herman advance on Paris In .Tune. WIS. The Sixth marines gave their aid to the alPes, but among those who were left on the battlefield was Corporal Poulsen. fully conscious, but bleeding and sightless from the burst of a hlch explosive shell. Poul sen was waimded Jnt one year to a , day from the date he enlisted. Ite has j been totally blind ever since. Following bis discharge from the armv hospital, Poulsen enterett i-.ver- , creen. the lied Cross school for the , blind tn llaltitttore. There be took I llsh. rlvtes and learned to make small useful articles. He was retting $SO a ! month from his war risk Insurance, bnt wanted to earn bis own llvlnff In addition. ! A year later his father oTTered to rive him work in hi feed store In Chics c. Yonng Poulsen entered the s office and began to learn to take or der and direct deliveries. Today ho Is n full partner In Ids father's bul-nes. Now be feels that he need still further technical trrtlnlne in business and ba lweon a correspondence conrsc under the federal hoard for vocational education. He Is studying tM eurse In his spare time, with the aid of bis wife, whom he married last i vear ar.d who now acts as his reader. GOES TO SHRIKE ON KNEES Lisbon Wife Fulfills Vow She Promised to Keep if Husband Lived. Lisbon.- A curious sight was wit- j ttcsocd in the streets of Lisbon soon after dawn recently. Maria Ooneticao, wif" of a workman, was wn drag- girg herself painfully on tier knees ; from her house through the busy tsreets to the Church of tsr Iady of Health, thus carrying out vow made during the Rlness f her ttusband. Tte distwtce from hr house to x1k. ch,ireh was ox-er two miles an y efore she had accMnpllshe,t one- t.xm hv th stones and her dress was ti u Mood -"" - Marla husband, a young tinman. .... . fT-U seriously ill abotn six motttn ago and was iven up bv he dtctors. She w, xv,h trr-ttrintf care and when It xvas thought that he was dy- ioff. she for w miracle to saw his tre. utakittg a vow- that if be re- coxered-sho would on her Vocs, os w t.v -ivt 1? t 1)10 srlti ef L f Iha'tk. " 1 ... BUILDS CHURCH IN 20 YEARS CaHfereia Bank Cerk Collect Ftmd, JJraws fiaws ana uwi the Work. voia. Cal. actdt. in IUMicstl jjav itHred wet ears for ftiefeand , . , ' T ,rMlt, lvi.k -rW itt t'rre Parren. a Ixank clerk Colusa, is just cwaplettng hss - .war of toil fct building an KpiscpA' chur4 for hi community. lie oMained tt land f rM a total ,,U4Ui;i pist, eetiectett fund anost Kt,,ii-n,i th obu tre- 1. inrt. oitni ib j the In lh5 spare no "twenty Yii ratn wort ionsr a re -tor befre long new Parrejt jtHulatttty ttd j clal 5 the Episcopal chtin k 00 LUt ; here. Students Decrease in Pari. . Paris. The Increased cost of t-tut life in Paris fes preventing N rat-tie, of ttmderate ens from altowtng twetr sons to take tsp liberal career. The monttdy budget of a student lri In the Latin quarter is given Vy an Investigator as 7 francs. At f present rate ot exchange this I equiv alent to about a month. Dwen Toes Too Many Extras Are Amputated Willie Pdekytts o(f Chleagtv whotn nature endowed with 12 toes, couldn't stand the Jokes of Ms playmates, so he underwent an operation to have tte turn extra toes cut off. He asked the doctor to preserve the toes In a Jar ot alcohol so he would have something to show the kid that the other boys did at have "Ttie kids used to call me Mucky when I went tn swimming and when I 'wore shoes they called me "ling feC Willie dd Dr. Karl Meyer. "Thoe , .H toes took up a lot of room. ' . ' ! WANTS OWN FLAG Canada With Unrepresentative Ensign Seeks Ideas for Proper Heraldic Device. MAPLE LEAF III HIGH FAVOR Emblem New In Use Unauthorized and No Longer Represents Canada as Five of Its Provinces Are Not Included. Toronto. Canada Is a "nation" but It has no flag. Herein It is unique among all nations. A so-called Canadian flag Is In use but Us use Is unauthorised and it no longer represents Canada. It is the I ml ensign of the Itrittsh mercantile marine with the rout of arms of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Prunswlek In a quartered shield on the field ot the flag. This flag, by warrant dated February 2, lSiV., was authorised by the Prltlsh admiralty, "to be used on hosted vessels registered la the Dominion." This limits Its domain to Canadian merchant shins. a no an tnorlzatlon was given to fly It on shore, out of When It Is flown on land, It Is i its jurisdiction. In any case, i the Canadian people and it now has ; decided limitations. I .. .... .tj Its shield contains the devices of onlv four of the nine omvliice which now form the Dominion of Canada. S The four coats of arms make an aJ- ) most Indeiipherable emblem owing to the crowding of their devices Into so small a space. If the emblem was brought up to date by adding the arms : of the other five provinces, the result ' would be a hopeless confusion ot i armorial bearings; the significance ; would be destroyed and the flag be lacking in distinction and beauty. j Australia's Flag. Australia, when it organized Its commonwealth, chose a flag front IhV tXH Mnpetlng designs. It has the Cnlon .tack In the tipper left-hand corner, with the constellation of the southern crss. white on a blue field. New Zealand also has a flag. It is also based on the stun hern cres constellation, ml stars on a blue field. There are only four stars compared with Australia? six. As for South Africa. Premier Smuts has declared that she, too, will have her own national flag. The Manitoba Tree Press, apeaking for a province not represented In the present nnotheial Canadian ensign, is agitating for a new Canadian flag and ha received hundreds of proposed designs. The Free Press itself puts for- ward an adaption of the most prom!- ; nent feature of northern skies as an appropriate design. Certatnlv the "dipper" and the rd star are not ith., svmau., to mt c- M.t).m .mmr th Fro Pre. ... ( v-s. i the cotisptcuous cimstellatlon of our Canadian beaxens, circling sVwlv around tlte steadfast p.lar , r-' it im the nlchr skv over , Atlantic provinces and over the j rarlfie slopes of Itrliish Coltimbla ; it , I ,vr-tcs nbove ttw ttiht silences of the 1 MVstern prairies: It can be seen by j Hie tniMvor in rV wmxls nf tlw Nurth- west territories, by the settler on his tomestead, hv the city dweUer high cloe the glitter of hs lamp-lit strtMMs. the most dis-tlnctlve constellation of the northern hemisphere.' The dip-tper nnd the jpole star, tt thinks, look a though they were a great heraldic emblem on fte dark field of the Cana- diatt nipht fey, and it seems natural to take them down and emblar.on them t the whtee Held of a flag for the wmng CanarSian nation. The only oh- 3ectlon wouTtd come from those who okjectetl toKiplhtg's "Our lastly of the Fwvor Maple Leaf. .Most suggestions involve some use ot lite mpe leaf. "Nationhood flowers In a flag. tWokw the Free Press, which argwes the case this way: Cunad ha woe of the !groat geographical surface of the world. Cstnoda has a virerwrt, thriving and emnxrl"lng people. Canad -eettt CJO(t,iO -men to the war, good oed-dler who fortght with Vttsttoetkut aod put luster -on the Canadian name; Can la has sa rich traditVut oeitnd Iter; her law and system ot government are rooted In live principle of tlberir ni "Justice; the groat higtv tway ? nattowal expnnalo l toning Vefore Canada, and as a station site I preparing to -walk In tt; Canadian .atus and nationality have never been so universally admitted a they are to-and despite all this, Canada lack t1e distVtcttve tadge of nattonattty trssed by own the smallest and hmuMest nation a national flag. Tlie national flag stattds for aomethtng vital tn the nation. National Rags are emblems round wttlch nations rally. Ttie ccsses on the Union Jack, the fwn of Scotland, the Hon of England tho Irish harp, the tars and bar of Old Olery are of a piece with the national life out of which they merge. - Fewer Children m Austria. Vtenna.Ourtou freak of population are shown by the details of the tab? Austrian census. For instance, there are 100.000 fewer children under 10 years of age in the country than In 1910, while the number of men between 40 and 09 has Increased hy 120,00a tt Is explained by the fact tb.M adult men survived the prlra- V of the last trea or fmw .yr.rrs v.. Ur potudivik j S i ; ! ! i , ; i ! Clll I TPYTflFTHP PROPOAl FULL it Ai ur lot rituruoALj Stattmert by Thomas DeWltt Cuyler, Chairman ef the Association cf Railway Executives, en the Situation. Following a meeting In Chicago ' Oct. 14, t2l, ot the presidents ot near ty all the leading railroads tn the : country, Mr. Thomas DeWltt Cuyler, ; chairman ot the Association ot Rail- ; way Executives, made the following , statement: ! At a meeting of the Association of Railway Executives today it was determined by the railroads ot the Vnited States to seek to bring about a reduction tn rates, and as a toeans to that end to seek a reduction , tn present railroad wages which have compelled maintenance of the present '. rates. An application will be made Im- mediately to the Cnited States Rail- i road Labor Board for a reduction tn wages of train-service employes suffl- dent to remove the remainder ot the 1 tncreaes made by the labor board s decision ot July 20, 1520 iwhlch would Involve a further reduction of ap i proximately lOI, and tor a reduo- lion in the wages ot all other classes ot railroad labor to the going rate rot such labor in several territories where the carriers operate. To Reduce Rates A Wages Go Dcwn, The toregoieg action is upon the un- erstandir.g that concurrently with such reduction in wages the benefit ot the redaction thus obtained shall, with the concurrence ct the Interstate commerce commission, be passed on to the public in the reduction cf existing railroad rates, except tn so far as this reduction shall have ben made tn the meantime. The managements have decided tipon this course in view of their realization of the fact that the wheels of Industrial activity have been closed down to a point which brings depres-ion and distress to the entire public, and that something must be done to tart them again tn operation. The situation which confronts the railroads Is extremely critical. The railroads, tn realized a. net raib way operating income of about t$2.-1 rOo.oeo upon a property investment -ct over $l.tVto.COfl and even this amount ot tfc2.WoJ(Ov included back mall p-ay for prior years received from. the government ot approxtmate!v tt,- hwXV thus showing, when the operations ot that year alone are considered, an actual rfeScit before making any allowance tor Esther Interest w dividends. The jTear ended t serio:s depres-eiori in all branches of Industry, and tn markr?d red.ction of the market de mand for ar.d the prices of basic cor.t-! mcMiittes resulting tn a very series talMng crt m the vemrae ct tratf.c. Roads Forced to tvtec Maintenance. tn this situation a pclicy ct the most rigid ecor.cray ar.d ct postponing nd properties was adopted by the rail roads. This was at the price of neglevt-5 mg. ana. tor me ume, -aetemr.g wm; whsch must b-rvarter and tn the tmr s tuttre he done and paid forJbis Is ' KlustrateA by the fact tbat ctsrt-j 15, t?:i. over 5 or Sa m tat nujj-1 rer, ct ine treigr.t cars, t the cart-.ers 1 were tn bad rder and needing repawn. -irst .NT-n-t r k.i cf ret more than tnVeo. as is frtVer ti'.ustrate-d by the deferred and mad-; ?nate maintenance 4" cthct euip ment and cf roadway and structure. Even nnder these onditics and with this targe bill charged up against the tctwre-wMch must soon be pro - Tided for and paid tt the carriers are to perform successfatly, their trans - port at ion daties the result t cpera- ttons for the first lght month t this sear, the latest available f.gnres. , n perat- Veen at a rate ot net rati way eperat tcg Income, before rrotbiirg fee in- terest cr dtvtdendss,. amounting to only per annum on the valuation ot the carrier properties made by the interstate commerce ecmmisstoa tn the recent rate case, an amount not nmctent to pay the taterest on theft eitstandlng bond. ftoads" Earning Far Betow fttaaen-able Return. tt ts manifest trom Wits skewing that the rate ct return t 5 or tor the Rrst two yara after March t, t?to, fixed tn the transportation act as a minimum reasonable return upon railroad Investment, has not yet been even approximated much less reached, ar.d that the present hlgt rates accordingly are not dwe to any statutory raarantee ot earn tags, for there ta no such guarantee. tn analyrtng the expenses which Vave largely brought about this actuation, tt becomes evident that by far the largest contributing cause la the labor cost-Today the rattroads pay cut to tabor approximately oc cn the dollar they receive Per transportation service, whereas tn 1M 40c on the dollar went to labor. On the 1st day ot January, ISt?, -when the government took charge ot wges through the Adamson act the tabor cost ot the ratlroads had not exceeded the ten ot about $t.4s.twv.m anuuatty. tn t?2v, when governmental authority made the last wage Increase, the labor ccst-ot the railroads was about X .,r-co annually, or, tt continued throughout the year t-atead ot tor the ctght month during match the wag tncreases were tn effect, the labor tost, on an annual tsts xrculd -sw r" targe ty tn . eci tt hv n,n tsmatA 5 I I 1 i I 1 j ' 1 FOR SALE Mailing lists. Namea and addresses 1,000 Graift county farmers. Up-to-date. Address Box S8, Fairmount, Ind. FOR SALK Cheap. Set of drawing instruments, in good condition. Call Main 166, after 5:30 p. m. FOR SALE Young Big Type male; also Wyandotte cockrels, Reral strain. Phone 1595-Red. FOR iALE Chester White, atAl Spotted Poland China male hogs. E. J. Seale, Phone 366-Red. FOR SALE Remington Typewriter, good as new. Will sell for $25 for quick sale. Call Mr. York at Drcp Forge. FOR SALE We are now selling flour at the mill door based on one dollar wheat. It pays to trade at the mill. Fairmount Flour Mills. irnD SALE A few Duroc c.ilts: double im mined. Phone 3643-Red. FOR SALE My residence properties. One 7-room house, corner Madison atal Sycamore; one 9-room house, corner Second and Mill street. W. L. Swaim. FOR SALE One Guernsey cow: fresh Phone 4 on 19, Fowlerton. FOR SALE Canaries, females and singers. Mrs. S. E. Haisley. FOR SALE Rai.'ge stove. Walter Downing! 418 East Jetferson. VA NTED ; WANTED To buy hay and straw. ' M. L. Johnson. Phone 2G0. WANTED New ear corn at market price. A. A. Ulrey & Co. WANTED To vaccinate your hog's with Thomtown serum. Call 1802 Black. II. D. Wilsor.. WANTED To buy 1,000 bushels good corn. Verling Gaddis, phone, 1032-Black. LIVE AGENTS WANTED to handle city trade for the genuine Watkma-Products. A real opportunity-Write for free sample and particu lars. J. R, Watkir.s Company. Dept. . 70, Winona, Minn. WANTED Com shuckers at once. Call Clint Jay, Thone 2S35-Red. FOUND FOUND The best place to go tonight. Democratic meeting, in basement Fairmount State Bank. MISCELLANEOUS FOR QUICK Auto service call W. G. Moon, 601 South Walnut street. Phone 382-2 rings on Red. TYPEWRITERS Cleaned, n paired, sold. Ribbons, supplies. W rite, phone, call, Arnold's Typewriter Shop, Phone 1586. Next to Lytic Theatre downstairs. , Marion, Inf- AUCTIONEER STOCK SALES A SPECIALTY. Call at my expense, Phone 2. on. 19 Fowlerton. C W. DICKERSON DR. C, L. FENTON Dentist -X-RAY- Rooms over Postoffice Honrs 8 to 11;30 a. m. 1 to 5 p. sa FRANK RELFE , AUCTIONEER - FAEU AND STOCK SALES A SPECIALTY Phono 1921, Route 9, Marion, Indiana Call sa at our expeaa E. B. COUCH DENTIST Raoura orer Ifahne Drue Store rarntsit the transportaxton w tit en tui1 : . w.v) Iiat ! estimate and wwrkeil as a latorer i Pupils More. r..T.-m.n..n lr wr!tten or "'i"1 V0" tures Is a question under investigation . t l-. .,1, II.. In the schools or runs, a teeinucai committee of the League-of Mental J- . , iigcne 'et w , . . ... . . . .. in a boys' whwh u- nm. tnr iiv! "i hK ""'t learning. Pedagogical experts assert that some persons nratns receive ueeper impressions by the sense of sight. The committee orooose tn seek some method of elucatlon that will take ativant.tge 't these faculties and possibly also try to mm some way u uei-v n.r pupil s reeoptiveness. Another question is the desirability of developing either the hearing or siijht sense when found particularly keen in a pupil or whether It would be better t develop the dormant facultv In an effort to attain a certain ; standard of keenness in both sight and Itenrlng In all pupils so they might all he tauuht by the same method, j ,, , .... FLASH BURIAL RITES TO SHIP Vessel Minus Prayer Book When Firo-man Oie Gets Full Ritual by Wireless. IJverpool. During a recent voyage of a liner from America, a re .uest was received tn the ship's wireless room from another vessel asking for the transmission to it by wireless of the words of the burial service. The reason for this unusual request t that a fireman on board the Canadian government steamer Canadian Trapper had been taken HI on the voyage and had died, and the captain discovered ttiat there was no copy of the prayer book on board. liw Carmanta operator telegraphed hy wtreVess the whole of the burial service. r Hf f f if f f r y Plays Hearts With flames of 23 Wives CJtwrd at Sing Sing prison, Ovslning, N. report that L. A. Schaeffer, a prisoner serving a sentence for bigamy, has an odd way of amusing himself In his leisure time In prison after his day's toll Is over. Attendants say Schaeffer adults he has bad 23 wives. According to the guards, Schaeffer has 23 cards. On each he has drawn a heart and inscribed the first name of a spouse. They assert he thumbs the cards oTer and play a game of "hearts with them. Schaeffer ts serving a sentence of five years. At the moment rtlrads tn maay ac:i5 sue: a t fi, a iivui ivi m u . skllW labor when amttlar tabor H worktng alongside the ratlroads and cam asuy oe cctatne ny mem ai zee an nowr. ine rattroaas to idc coun- try paid, tn l2t. a. total ot considerably over lvS,np.P00 ks unskilled tabor a.Jone. However, deetrabte tt may be to pay this or that schedule of wages tt ts obrtcAtu that tt can not be paid out ot railroad earnings un-b? the tndustrtes which use the railroads are capable ot meeting such charge. The railroads antt through them the people generally, are also hampered tn their elfcjrta to economise oy a. schedule ot worktng rule and conditions now tn force as a heritage from the period ot federal control and upheld hy the railroad labor board. These conditions are expensive, uneconomic and unnecessary trom the point ot view ot railroad operation and extremely burdensome upon the public which pays the bill. This schedule ot wages and ot work lag conditions prevents the railroads from dealing equitably with their vartety ot local considerations which ought to control wages tn different parts ot the country. The ratlroads are seeking to hav these rules and worktnt conditions abrogated. The ratlroads will seek a reduction tn wagea now proposed hy first requesting the sanction ot the railroad labor board,. The ratlroads will pro-reed with alt posstbte dispatch and as soon ns thfe railroad labor board shall have given its assent to the reduction of wass the general reduction tn rate "will fee put tot effect. ? t i

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