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III IPlPamfi AcimE(BwiMimils During a hotly fought political contest, real fait- and achievements arc too often completely lost sight of in a tonfus;on of propaganda and campaign promises. A coudHion parallel to this exists now in the controversy between the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific Railroad companies rehr tive to the control of the Central Pacific Uailroad. Mistakes made in politics can lie corrected at the next (lection. The effects of a mistake in this railroad dispute may be permanent. Some of our most prominent state officials and leaders of commer cial organizations cannot always he relied upon to reach an unbiased . decision in matters of this kind. The people of Utah and Nevada, whose interests are mutual, want tin? Central Pacific controlled by that railroad company, the policy of which will result in the greatest development of the large resources of these two states. The Union Pacific has always pursued the policy of developing to the greatest extent the territory which it serves. liood service and fair treatment fYom the Union Pacific have ini pelled us to take its side in this discussion. Pioche Nevada situated on a luuiu-i. line of the Union Pacific, three hundred and fifty-seven miles from Salt. Lake 'City, with no other interstate railroad connections, is the largest shipper of crude smelt ing ore in the Slate of Nevada. This camp markets its ores in Salt Lake Valley Smelters and buys most of its supplies from Utah merchant.. Had not the policy of the Union Pacific-been most constructive, the mines of our camp would be closed. Prior to the decision of the Supreme Court, divorcing the Central Pacific from the Southern Pacific, before campaign promises were nec- . essary, and a flood of publicity launched, without the pressure, of com petition, the Union Pacific made two substantial reductions in freight rates from the Pioche District, realizing that the prosperity of any rail road depends upon the .prosperity of the community it serves. Few people 'realize the extent to which the Union Pacific co-operates with its patrons. A h'igjdy trained force of experts is put at the disposal of the territory the Union Pacific serves. Geologists are sent to aid mineral development of mining districts. Agricultural and rec lamation specialists visit farming sections. Resources of every kind are investigated for the purpose of building up industry. Costly lab oratory service is maintained for testing, free of charge, soils and raw materials. Advice as to the best methods of marketing products is furnished. We know all this 1o be the truth because we have had the advantage of this remarkable service. Excellent traffic has at all times been maintained for our camp. If we owned a controlling interest in the Union Pacific Railroad, we could scarcely serve ourselves better than they serve us. Our requests always receive immediate and most courteous consideration. - Our experience with the Union aPcific officials convinces us that we need not, worry about the future or the fact that we have no compet ing railroad, as co-operation of the kind which we have been benefited is far better than present day "so-called" railroad competition. At the close of the hearing, last November, before the Public Ser vice Commission of Nevada, at, which were present representatives of the various railroads and ore shippers of the state, the Union Pacific was the only railroad to promise and grant, soon after, immediate relief to the miners of the state. , ' When did the Southern Pacific Make Its - First Ore Rate Reduction From Nevada With one isolated exception, was it not forced by a cut in rates on tin Western Pacific, and put in effect several weeks after the latter compet ing road liaii lowered its tariffs! When did the Southern Pacific Start its Campaign of Promises Was it not after the recent de ision of the Supreme Court. What Weight Should Be Given 'Campaign Promises' Backed by a Poor Record of Perfo rmance, as Far as Utah and Nevada Are Concerned, as Against an Enviable Record of Achievements? We do not .think it necessary to discuss the legal phases of this dispute. We Are Satisfied With the Decision of the United States Supreme Court PldDCEDE COMMEKCIA1L dLUIB PIOCHE, NEVADA (This advertlHomont 1b duly authorized by the Board of Governors and naid for by the Pioche Commercial Club, without the oltcltation. knowledge or consent of tba Union Pacific Kailroud.) ' '