Commerce and Finance Volume 7

Commerce and Finance Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...time of day or night, the number of the train, the name of the railroad, and, if possible, the name of the employe whose conduct is complained of or whose services are commended, together with such other information as will enable me to take appropriate action. Please address: W. G. McADOo, Director General of Railroads, Bureau for Suggestions and Complaints, Washington, D. C. Studies are being made to determine whether the adoption of an equitable and universal plan for the compensation of employes in case of death or injury and the provision of life, health, and old-age insurance is practicable. There are legal difliculties in the way arising from the existence of pension and insurance plans previously in use, but they will probably be overcome. The problem is a big one and its solution will require time. To meet the advance in the wages of railway employes which the Director General has allowed in accordance with the recommendation of the Railroad Wage Commission and the increase in other operating charges, passenger rates have been advanced to three cents a mile and freight rates by an average of twenty-five per cent. These advances were necessary. They are far less than those that have been established since the outbreak of the war for nearly every other service that is performed or every commodity that is Within the next week or two we shall know whether the Hindenburg line is a fetish or a solid, impregnable fact. Haig, Petain and the other commanders are in front of it. In' some sections their men have gone beyond it. The probabilities are that we have overestimated'its strength. The virtue of an army is not in its forts or other characters of material defenses above the ground, on the ground or under ground, but in...
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  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 921g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758277
  • 9781236758279