Industrial Refrigeration Volume 60

Industrial Refrigeration Volume 60

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of the ice industry. wherever it may have been tried out. This data is in course of compilation at this time and will be furnished all interested parties as soon as complete. Would Substitute Government Control. One of the bills introduced in the State of Vash--ington marks the extreme position taken by advocates of substitution of government operation of business for private endeavor. It was called a farmer-labormarket bill, evidently an effort to encompass as wide a range of appeal as possible. In condensed form, it authorized every county, city, township and port district within the state to purchase, acquire, maintain, conduct and operate markets, warehouses, storehouses, elevators, grain bins, cold storage plants, cold storage warehouses; coal, wood and other fuel yards; oil tanks and bunkers; and all other means of storing, handling and preserving all forms of commodities used by inhabitants of municipal corporations. The bill also authorized the purchase at wholesale of all forms of food and fuel and the reselling same through the raising of a revolving fund by taxation, to buy and sell as specified, and to maintain and operate ice manufacturing systems for sale of that commodity to the public. It is remarkable that such a measure can even find time for printing and reading in a group of sane men. It leaves nothing to private endeavor: the state must handle all essential commodities. Yet this very bill required concerted opposition of no weak character before it was defeated.--The Connecticut bill calling for a commission to have charge of the ice business is scarcely less drastic in its application to this one industry. It is worse than the idea of supervision by a public utility commission, in that it has not the same rules and...
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  • Paperback | 484 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 857g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806263
  • 9781236806260