The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on May 14, 1918 · Page 9
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, May 14, 1918
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TUESDAY, MAY 14, 191S RAILROADS' SIDE OF CONTROVERSY 'OVER COAL PRICES Hold That Past Practices Vre Based on Sound Couuuer- cial Principles. ARE WHOLESALE USERS i Hence Intltlrf to Wholesale Fnefs; Fnel Orders Enable Operators to Secore Ampler Car Supply, Ktui Without Interruption and Cnt Coets. THE DAILY COURIER CONNELLSVILLE. PA. The question of w-iat p-lces the railroads shall pa for coal for their own cousumpt on has etuted ver lively interest in coal and railroad circles Leas ha.b appeared m the public prints relating to the raii"oaaa coiitenuons than has been given to the views of he coal producers The following from the Railwaj Age may therefore be taken as axi auth r tauve presentation of -he claims ot tne tran-poria- tion interests There recently has been going on a controrersy between Dr Garfleld, the head of the Fuel Administration and John Sfcelton \\ illiams, director of purchases of Jie -^ul r oad Administration retarding ne pr ees which railroad^, should be requ red to pay for coal Dr GarEild has contended that the railways should pay the same This spring costume in bine and prices as other large consumers Mr wh te i* exceedinglv attrac» \ o Bands \Villians has cunLtuMd that the rail- I f-ills and embrolderv are cleverly roada should be sold coal at lower j combined prices Lha.a othe- la ge consumers G07\ sum.u» 11 crD r orc to '-eqi.iro the V IATTICE HAT. ia lwab to paj U.c govLrnment prices j would be to raise the LOSI of coal to j j Hum without reducing t to other con- su ncrs T n , effect while the rail i \vaya are bcm b operated nnoer gov- ' er nicnt con 10 \\ouid be to increase I thur opera-tng expanse 1 ; at the ex- i peiiEe ot the govemrncnt itself Tt \vuii d '·ccm that H ought to be 1 po sriblo or ui Railroad Admimstra u and Jae B u e l AdtruiUbtrauon to roach some r- cement under which ho riiiways wouid DC £ anted reason atil» differential p ices foi coal If ho \ever LeoreticnJ principles of eoi'ttv r? brer hai commercial pna u p \ e oC*lon sUichug are to prevail u lie price cb^i e eo lailwajs are to ! be ru~ap U t, sore as those charged j t o l i o r co*iiUB3.ers it V.CU.IQ. fccem. t h a t i the uc-c*s« in pr cos to the rail-nays six M ' } P tccocipamed by some re j u _ -i IP o pnu^- to -he public p- w c u l d uo f mtcrfe-e with ( £Vui"ct; Lr» lir^" 1 * 7 ' ouip t of coai j wL j tn i«t Jva^ «L* transport bo n e^s' 1 ^ o «-n t-he raas mum. ( P"ac rab'e r i pu oC cual tn^-t UIL j qu stioc of p 4 Ciigl t of co ITS*, to 1 b *-d t ) the C(U"sttoi of the b a t rif m., o" a«-ur*n£ laxiraum pro i din ti r t n | § fff* 1"*X R A · {· ftjnis Gun." ~ 'wes The Toe as Smooth as the Palra of Your Hand. The corn never grew that ' Gets- It will riot t-ct, it never 'rrititeg ti e liesh nt,\cr inaJcee j o u r toe so e 7 i « * tvo drops of 'Gets It aid PJ eato tho corn-pai" \ -xnishes iiortl you can peol the com. rl^fat Dr Gd.r5eld ba^e n s itnd largely on tnt-oretic*.! ^.onsiderationB of eqaicy He seems t \ think u is mor- ailv -wroD^ for rail^v03 to be gnen coal for less tnan other usert. He also ar^es it s understood, that the i ^^'^"^Y^'y^-'^f ^'^ payment bv raiUav^ o* oie regular ! ^ovemnient prices s necessao to car supply which makes it po^" bio to opera. the rrine ruoro ri-ono i ically I* a railwa\ w o r a concern \\lnch entered into eampetitior w i h o her a d I tht, objecLiou lo s ting to lower prit,e than iO o-3 r r (ustomers fiuvtnuiueui A U I I . W I =. UV^BSHI.. ,w j ower pr | te than i f l O t j r r U £ keep all nunes DOW perated open and ^ couM ^ u r g ( ( J w j i h morc fQrc to secure maiirmim output ^g raJ i wav ]fa no ^ commr rt al com "There seem= K ;e an Jmpreseion Itor of Q t h e r coriMtmtr! Q , coa , that Mr "Williams w asfeing for differential pnces for the railways is asking for something new and even revolutionary As a matter of fact, he is seeking a continuance of practices ·which ha\e prevailed m the past which always have been recognized as based on sound commercial principles Just how much less railways should be charged for coal than other con- they should cot be required to pay pnces which has bee-i fixed as reasonable for other consumers seems clear The railways tn the past nave been made lower pnctg than other consumers for several reasons In the first place they ar* wholesale cus tome~s Thej use from one-fourth to one third of all th coal produced Now obviously regardless of the mat- | ter of car supply it does not cost a coal operator as much per ton to fur- j p'sh coal to a single \£ry large cus- | tomer such as a rairwaj: as to furnish 1 it to many smaller ustomers Most } of the se ling and o"^erhead expenses he incurs m furnishing coa! to a rail j wav are ^elativelv le^s than those he incurs to smaller customers j "Furthermore the railway furnish t es to tne coal opera or the means of transporting his product, and when he ha» a railwa for a customer it can arrange to furnish him as many carp as he requires In order to fill his contract with it "Wi a an ample- car supply than he otherwise would ha\e t can secure a larger output than he petltor of other coriMinu rs o' and the actuil c d e t t t T c hag it coal cheaper than other cocrumers :s to enable it to opera e rao~e econom ically and thereby u render tran* portatron service cheaper hai it other^i e could to othe u^etb o' coal TS e do no r unoersun ! present govern-ment pr re Originally were fiiCi w i j i j that t r « for coal he rallwajs as w e l l . corr d^rcial consumer Thf\ w o t c 'i\ed w i t l i a knowledge o e -he fac that the rail ways were getnng -ind at^iys had It'* WonderfoItoSce' Gcb-lfPeelOffCornal off with j o u r finder a.nd there you ir,,--pafn free in I h-tpp with the to is fcmnoth -i-ni -jrn free as your palm Oets It is th» only iafo ·*·) in the v. arid to t~cat a com or r-\ lu" U s t 4o sure T*a--tho wiLy th t t ^ e r fn!H It Is tried and true -- i^cd 1 m Ihona e^rr 3 cir It T.U aa works 'Gets It makes cut t i n g ind o l ^ ^ i n p at a corn an 1 *uss Ji i with birdatres salves or am. tn ncr t se entirely unnp'ce'"-iry f -ts It t i e guarantee I m o n e j I n I rr- i ronnvcr*mrc wa.\ co ts hut a t rle at an druj? store M . £ d b £ . L-a,^/renc£-Co ChJcago.IU. ! 1 IT i nil\ A Clarke Con IffiB 1 !· VGT.E. Tisttn 1 11's 7l salt' Chicago li Boston i Cincinnati 7 Broc i v n -i xPhiladelph a ' -, Umi, · Pltlsourg New \ork called rain ^Called m t e t f n h rain. Slondiiig 01 t h t (Iiih 1 \V New York IS Chicago "3 Pittsbn*-g 1 Cincinnati 12 Phi adelphii S Brook 1 } n 1 otherwise coUd obtain and the larger t gL Louis 1 and more regula*- the output he can t Boston 5 obtain the cheaper he can produce tho I Pet BOTH PHONES OPPMAH'S TRANSFER OPPOSITE POST OFFICE CONNELLSVILLE, PA. T ?! n.u m- m m.vtfvmw m.'f- a L'fjx^ coai It is argued -hat the railwav should distribute cars equitably Todaj's Schedule among the mines along its lines and should not be allowed to use its power i to furnish cars as i means of forcing down the price Bu each railway muit at, a matter of public necessitj be furnished all the coal that it re quires If uhe railvras do not get all ( the coal they need U P will be ren dered unable to operate to their max imum capacity and if thej are unable to operate to .heir maximum, capacity they cannot haul th greatest prac ticable amount of freight, including coal Since n orde-- to enable the railtv a to handle the maximum amount of coal and other traffic for othFT persons it is nacessarj that it shall be furnished a*H the coal that it requires "and since wben it "urnishes Boston at Chicago Philadelphia it ^t T nun New \ori at Pit sbur^ Bnok^u it Cincmnat VUFRICV ItsterdaiN ( I t m t H s Philadelphia 6 Ccica^o 1 New York 3 Detroit 2 Boston 1 Si I ouis No other game bcbeduled F. T. EVANS roTii Stajidinj or Uic Clubs. Boston iNen Yo-k - Clov eland _ Chicago _ "Washington -J3 --10 a full supply of cars to a mine it be- I st Louis comes possible to operate that mine Philadelphia more regularly and therefore to produce coal from it irore cheaplj it seems to follow that tLe coal produced for the railway should be sold to it at a. lower price than oal is sold to o her customers who are smaller purchasers and w h o do lot furnish the Detroit L ll 10 10 9 n ii u _i - ... - 345 =-'6 1-0 1501 20 | H 389 j J a N. Trump HITS LIN TRANSFER Todaj's Cmcago at.P^!ladelpn a Cleveland at V a bmston Dctioi' at Ne\\ \orr ot Louis at Boston O "OR TR17CK and MOVINQ A 6PUCIAX.TY, f AGE NINE. I "A great net of mercy drawn through 0tt ocean of unspeakable patit" What Has Your Red Cross Money Done? N the first place, it has enabled the American people, through the Red Cross, to help care for its army and navy. Secondly, it has enabled America to hearten her Allies' fighting forces and to keep up, among the civilian populations, the spirit to win the war. That, alone, has made the American Red Cross one of the largest factors since our entry into the war. Canteens which provided food and hot drinks-more than a million meals to soldiers in December; warehouses, crammed with materials, situated all along the French line, all along the Italian lines, at seaports and at places where our soldiers are going to fight; institutions for the care of consumptives, institutions for the re-education of maimed men--these are a few of the conciete accomplishments abroad. At home--the millions of woolen sweaters, muf-' flers, socks and other comforts for the men in camps; the work of sanitation around cantonments and the help and advice given dependents of soldiers and sailors --these are things which v, ill " make you, your children and your children's children, in whatever part of the world they may be, proud of being Americans." Will you do your share to keep this Hand of Mercy at its work ? Every cent of every dollar recefcecf /or the Red Cro** War Fund ffo* for War Relief, Th* Amerioto Bod CTOOB Is ths l*nr«t ».nil Tr ttfficient oiTfantattlon lor the r«Jt«f of miC«rlnar that World has over »**n It is m»4» up s-lmost «nttrwly -rf ^ota-nteer -*rork the hlg1i*r «3c*cctivea beinr wttbout *»e*pilcn man customed to larff* ar«4rm irho «r« tn «4most aJl c living th«Jr »ervlc«« ·without pay It to ·appor t «d entlretT by ft* membership foa by Tolunttury oos.trrtmt!oTUi It li todjQT brtnrinr n»llef t« »nff«Hnir humtt botb mllt^ury aJt-i etVL In «^rr W«r toca «IUy£ It p!m-i* tomorrow to hel In tb« work *( tkra thrtraclio^t tli« -world bi IO it tv*** smd dotties knttre jr«a. f calaml'y It Li (here t« help rmur nldlcr need. With tte thownndB erf workcra. It* ·torox and Knooth mnnfair tr«n«port*ti«i It I« Kervinff aa America. · »dT»no« n the MMJ B.uthoHaes It President "WTl«on head* tt. Th* "W»r r»p«rtmant audit · Jtr v our Anny your Jhk»r «nd y» It, two minkai AmerioKaji have Joia«d "CAP"STPBBS "A3V THAT'S TH' TTAY TO I'ALfi. TO 'OI, TOOt" By

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