PACE FOUR BLYTnKVII.i.K (AKK.) COUUIKR NEWS •THURSDAY, Sfil'TKMBER 11, 1917 Freight Rate Hike Groups Fight t, Too; Railroads 10 Per Cent Raise N, Sept. 11. (UP) — £pQkes$uiri (or agricultural groups ini Industrial shippers were lined up^%*«Uy -in -opposition to a request by railroads for au irjune- dltte- 10 per cent boost In freight TJie railroads are asfcuig the In- t*«tlit«lCOBim«rce Commission to approtfj: ihe ~;*lncrease as an interim reli«f - measure while it considers thelf pita 'for an average 2T per cent! hllle,, Jli, freight rates. . More thau -WX)',. persons attended Ihe if .the. hearings yesterday. Tables Turned road 5 »'a* Jacob Aronson. New York - Central vice 'president. He saUT;inany major^ carriers were facing jinanclal crisis And that il was a matter of "life and death'' that the ^ temporary -to per ccnl boost be 'Authorized within .a few days. [ AVnong those who' opposed (.he' request, were James K. Kmulson. ' chief attorney for the Agriculture Department and, spokesman for fanjilpj;, Interests;.' Frederick V. Ham&y of (he National Association of Railroad -and Utilities Commissioners; -Jehri S. Burclunorc of the National ^Industrial Traffic League and.20 other representatives ol interested parties. • s Burchmore asked the commission to] consider whether a rise in freight r»tes would give the railroads more rwenue.- He said there was a possibility It would not increase il might decrease vohmib of traffic. \ Emergency Doesn't Exist •Hamley sftlci his association did net believe, that an "emergency" actually existed tn the railroad in- rfvstry aiid Basked for a hearing to determine the extent of the "emergency.": • 'The original petition filed by the carriers on July 3 asked an average rate Increase of 16/1 per cent In a ^supplemental petition dated the roads contended that- Increased i operating, costs amounting to $625.000.000 » S'ea'r since June ' irlarte necessary their request, foi ajtotaf Z7"peV cent Increase. iKnudson, as a representative of farming Interests In the case, began cross examination of Julius H FJrmafec,. vise) president of Ihi Association of American railroad: today. .'Following Parmalee's testimort; t$e commission will hear O. F. Vi vlan,. statistician ot Western Lines', Tyalter S, Franklin, traffic vice president of the Pennsylvania Rail- M>ad: E. Rigg, freight' traffic olli- c^r of the Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific, and R. J. Doss, traffic vice president of Atlantic Coast Line. Nearly all war hridcs arc bound for the U. S., but former WAC Mildred Syms, of Ne\v York City, is reversing the procedure. i Here, she waves from the deck ' of the Queen Elizabeth before : sailing to England to marry her fiance whom she met at a New Year's Eve parly in London. iversary CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF MONEY-SAVING PRICES Damages Denied 'i:Ei\TON, Ark.. Sept. 11. lUPl — A Saline Circuit Court yesterday rc- iuscil to grunt Herman Crouch, Bwitoii garage operator. $8,OOD damages againsl a policeman and a former policeman. Crouch churned that Mike Richards, formerly on the Hentcn police force, and Philip Grey, a ir.ember ol the force, beat him when lliey arrested i..m on :\ driinkLin-.ess ciiarjiv after t'ne daily grind \ for Housing Unit ROCK. Ark.. Sept, 11. — TTic Arkansas Public Commission will issue an order ,ln< t?w; near future approving a; special rate for electricity, to bi supplied the Blytheville. -iHpiisiriB Akhority by the Arkansas-MIs- soqri Power Corporatlbii. -. ,-Commission Chairman G. C. Wine safil the rate will be designatert aisa special rate now charged hotels ajip^ other multiple housing units, 'r Under an agrement reached by re|iresentatives oj—the two.groups, the! utility will sell electric power to trie project ttirougli a master '''- '-- distri6iftlon ' by the" au : . >The agreement was reached after Lh€- commission recessed a hcariUR Ruling wliich the two Ri-oups were uriJble to reach ai] understanding. ; Wine said that the commission's cfrder would be issued after the r^fe is filed in order to allow the authority to continue with con- tricts and construction plans. I < ___ J Jle»a C5ouncr no*. LOOK! CAROL BRENT CLASSIC SLIPON, ONLY O98 TliB all-around sweater favorite— a loiif;, boxy slipon—slyled with tliR casual perfection you always find in a Carol Brent! Fashioned of loasly-warm, fine-knit zephyr wool; Choose yours in a variety of popular shades—so pretty you'll want several. Sizes 34-40. 57 C STURDY 22x44 IN. 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