WEDNESDAY, 1EPTEWBI* », Faster Freight Car Handling Ordered As Aid fb Defense •i ' - Bf JOecTH C. GOODWIN , • WASHINGTON, 8*pt. «, (*•)—Speedier handling o< r»ilwiy Jrel«ht traffic "to prcmoU 'the national defense" w*» ordered y«st«rd«y by thejBtersUte Commerce Commission. ew spur to defense 'mobllf-* s«ls,a 24-hour limit.to the turn around of freight ears retdy to move. One section of the order called for i stiff Increase in "demurrage'. 1 rales paid''by. shipper* for keeping Ii-elght ears idle beyond the 48-hour Jree time period allowed for loadlhj »nd unloading. : . .". .' The charges were set »t »5'» ear per day for the first and second days ofler free time; $10 a car for tho third and fourth days, and »20 for each succeeding day. '''lie present rate Is »3 » day far lour days and »e a day thereafter. Another section of the order directed railroads to have loaded cars in a position for unloading within 24 hours after arrival at a terminal point. Then, when the cars are unloaded and perhaps reloaded- with' *-new consignment of Roods, the railroads must ,gel within 24 hours. them- roiling In Issuing the order, the ICC said that slow handling of cars is CSUST ing a shortage of badly-needed equipment. ; .- v . , , Anti-Hoardinr Order Due In mobilization moves: •1. Officials said an anti-hoarding order on steel, copper, tin. aluminum and other key materials may be expected before the-end of the week.-. . : . : ..: ' ..' V. . ' 'he Interior Department began -up a. new agency,, tenta- iy called the Minerals'and Energy, Administration (MEA), to p"'e- pare for possible emergency',use .of priorities and allocations ol petroleum, gas, coal and electric power// _The orgflnlzayon (s expected, to start functioning, '*t least , on a standby basis, within two weeks. Outlining these steps to, gear the nation's ec6iion^y ,to a wartime.foot- ing, officials emphasized that there &re hi sight .no immediate shortages such as gripped lh« country dnring World War IT. Government experts generally agreed that months will probably elapse bclor'e consumers even bej?iii to feel the pinch of war production orders- and that the squeeze will be much less severe than In'the last war. '•'- • •'- ' '••;"".'• L Oh the other hand, the Depart- n>*nt.pf Labor tepotted that avatl- able labor yipplies 'have declined and"employment has Increased in a *vast 'majority" of the nation's major areas .since trie defense prograiri began. Employment In.the melal-work- ing Industries sparked the climb, the bureau said, Job openings for skilled workers, It added, "nearly tripled," and the number of cities with tight or balanced labor supply Increased from 12 In May to 18 in July. • AP & L President Soys No Shortage Of Power in State LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 13. . Hamilton Moses, president of Art- ansas power and Light company,told the company's annual stockholders meeting here yesterday that "there's no shortage of power in Arkansas." : : • . • . AP and L is'ready to'meet any "reasonable demands" for more electric power,, and "we ' can build the power plants as fast as the new industries will need them,", he added; -•' • • ••. -Moses criticized the proposed 'super co-op" generating plant at Ozark as "another legal subterfuge to put the government in the power business. >• . : • The "Super Co-op" U proposed by three Arkansas rural electric co-operatives which have asked for a <10.000.000 loan from the Rura Electrification Administration . to build a power plant and transmission lines, .which then would be leased to Southwestern power Administration. .. ' ' The stockholders elected one:ne,w director—Edgar H. blxoii; Teaneck N. ,,r... president of Middle South Utilities, inc., holding body for common stock of AP and L. Other- directors and all officer? were reelected. ' ' Dr;r«r Stops Hit Bus Before Dying at Wheel .•PINE BLUFF, Ark., Sept. 13, (#)— A bus driver eased his vehicle gently Into » ditch without harming it or his passengers after he was '..stricken with "» fata! attack late yesterday. ^ . ... The driver, Acle Baibee, Negro, 41, died while stm at.ttie wheel n'trordet , BLTTMEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FACT e, II t. Uea REG. 6.50 DURASTAN WOOL BROADLOOM 88 • Ovw 4/00 fefo W wW pw »% fc up tf mut» Dvraiton Kai Ucrturn inuoWy found vt carpeting coiling doUart morv fhon our regular low. prk« . . . no* cutr prkcd forcxrra MVingit Thick, 100% wool-pit* ... mbr* rhon 4^00 tvfti p»r tq. ft. 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