Sundry Civil Bill, 1920 Volume 2

Sundry Civil Bill, 1920 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... as a result I directed them to hold up that report until wo could get certain additional information, although the report is substantially right. We have a great many other roads that are almost done. I have looked into the office work, and have been willing to say to the Commission that during this present year we will obtain from the engineering section reports on 50,000 milos of road. We had on January 1, reports on about 25,000 miles of road, and I have said that during this current year we will obtain engineering reports on 50,000 miles more. By next year we will obtain engineering reports on 75,000 milos, and in the following year we will clean up the balance. The Chairman. What is the total mileage? Mr. Prouty. Two hundred and fifty thousand miles. The Chairman. That includes everything? Mr. Prouty. That includes all the steam roach. We are ulso required to inventory the electric railroads, but we have not done anything about them. We had not begun that work when the war started, although wo had made our arrangements to do so. It seemed to the commission that we ought not to take on new work so long as the war lasted, and so we did nothing about them. Whether we shall go on with that work, or not, has not bean determined, but I suppose we will. The same thing is true of telephones. We are required to inventory the telegraph and telephone properties. We have practically completed our inventory of the Western Union. We shall complete in about six months the most important part of our inventory of the Postal, but we have not done anything on telephones. We were just about to begin work on the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. when the war broke out. They objected to it upon the ground that the calls of the War Department were such that...show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546040
  • 9781236546043