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THE FEJnSAGOLA JOURNAL. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1919.
14 SEN. FLETCHER URGES REVISION msa RATES FIORIPA SENATOR WANT8 LONG STANDING DISCRIMINATION IN FAVOR OF NORTH ATLANTIC PORTS REMEDIED. . BY GEORGE H. MANNING. Washington, July 2. The necessity tor establishment by ths United States Railroad Administration of the wnt rates on export traffic from the central west, including; Western Penn sylvania, Ohio, Indiana. Michigan, Illi nois, Iowa and Minnesota, to the grulf and South Atlantic ports is arc charged from the same points to the North Atlantic ports, was fully and forcefully presented to Walker D. Nines, director general of railroads, a few days ago by Senator Fletchr, f Florida. The gulf and South Atlantic ports cannot expect to re'tlve their share of export tonnage. Senator Fletcher vrg d. so long as the railroads, by self ishly refusing to' Join the southern lines in the fixing of advamaajeou rates to southern and gulf ports, com pel all exporters to use the North Atlantic ports, even on shipments to Central and South America. Senator Fletcher considers it very important to have these rates fixed before the railroads are turned back to their owners, because then several months, and perhaps years, he thinks, may be required to secure favorable action through the interstate com merce commission. Senator Fletcher's argument, synop sis of which was printed in the Jour nal, was as follows, in detail: For many years the eastern trunk lines, operating from and to North Atlantic ports and the states of Ohio, Michigan. Indiana and that territory reached by their rails north of the Ohio river, steadfastly refused as a whole to establish rates of freight on export traffic from the territory In question to 'South Atlantic and gulf ports. This policy of the east ern trunk lines was obviously a self ish one. designed to force the great movement of export traffic over their long haul to the North Atlantic ports, and in this way avoid sharing the earnings with the carriers operating south of the Ohio river. In these de signs the eastern trunk lines have Wen very successful, as is substan tiated by the records of the various ports, which show the bulk of the ex ports from the central west has moved through North Atlantic ports and has thus deflected from its natural chan nels which in a very large measure lie through the gulf and South At lantic ports, particularly when th traffic is destined to Latin Amreica. The concentration of freight ship ments for export at North Atlantic ports and which, as above explained, is primarily due to the selfish poli cies if the eastern trunk lines in re fusing to Join the southern lines in the establishment and operation of freight rates to gulf and South At lantic ports, in line with those pre vailing to North Atlantic ports, has In turn forced the allocation at North Atlantic ports, by the United States shipping board, of hundreds of steam ships, a large proportion of which would have been allocated to South Atlantic and gulf ports were IL not tot the discrimination of rates in favor of North Atlantic ports as is refer red to. Therefore, these discriminations in Inland rates have made it impossible to first establish steamship lines from gulf to South Atlantic ports to various countries of the world, par ticularly to Latin America: second have retarded the upbuilding of the gulf and South Atlantic ports' facili ties as a whole. In that the volume of traffic moving through these ports In many Instances requires but a part of their present facilities to handle same, that is to say that the port fa cilities of the South Atlantic and gulf ports, as a whole, are used to but a fraction of their present capacity; third have made It necessary to route southern products to various ports throughout the world to North At lantic ports, by reason of the inade quate sailing and service from south ern ports, which sailings and serv ice, as above explained, could be au tomatically established wero the in ICE COLD There will be all kinds of sports, races and awarding of prizes music by O'Brien Motta Orchestra. Come bring the family enjoy a day's outing and refresh yourselves with a cold bottle of BEVO, furnished by THE LEWIS BEAR COIV3IPANY WHOLESALE AGENTS land adjustment of rates to southern ports from central western territory on a parity with rates from the same territory to North Atlantic pots. It is obvious fom this brief outline, that the failure to establish rail rates to gulf and South Atlantic ports from the central western section of the country in line with those rates exist ing in North Atlantic ports, has not only retarded the development- of southern ports, but haa deprived the southern state's of the steamship trade routes which would naturally follow the flow of a heavy volume of export freight from the central western sec tion through those ports if the trans portation charges thereon were on a parity with those applying to the North Atlantic ports. In consequence of the absence of this flow of Import and export traf fic through the South Atlantic and gulf ports, these ports have not only been deprived of the services of reg ular steamship lines, which would tend to induce manufacturers and merchants to locate in the port cities and In the interior immediate tribu tary to the ports, but it has deprived the south of the revenue that comes to them from the employment of lab or in handling ships at the ports and the large sums that are expended in supplying and provisioning the ships for their voyages, which, of course, include the vast tonnage of coal which is used in fueling the merchant ships. Not only has the south suffered economically from the discrimination against its ports in rail rates, but it has also suffered economically from the system of rates operated by the United States shipping board from North Atlantic ports versus gulf and South Atlantic ports, the injustice Lq this respect being illustrated by the following example: The rates from South Atlantic and gulf ports to Ha vana, Cuba, are the same as they are from New York and Boston, notwith standing that the distance from the South Atlantic and gulf ports is many hundreds of miles less than from New York and Boston, and it can be proven that the actual cost of operating a vessel in one case is about half what it is in the other. On the other hand, the rates from South 'Atlantic ports to Kuropean ports, when the distance is a small percentage greater than the distance from the North Atlantic ports meas ured by the total distance Involved, are very much higher than the rates from the North Atlantic ports to the same destinations. The shipping board has partly recognized the injustice of this basis by establishing on coal, from Charleston, S. C. to European ports, the same rates as apply from Hams ton Roads and New York, and th" e would seem to be more reason why they should not, in the same manner, accord the South Atlantic and gulf ports a fair difference under the Norh Atlantic ports when it can be shown that the operating costs Justify a dif ference. Therefore, from this description of the existent situation, it is apparent that the United States Railroad Ad ministration should establish rates from the central west including Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, etc., on export traffic identical with the rates applying from the same points to North Atlantic ports, and should require the lines north of the Ohio river to divide said rates on an equitable basis with the lines south of the Ohio river. The United States Railroad Administration have already set a precedent for the equalization of the North Atlantic port rates via the South Atlantic and gulf ports by their action in requiring the lines serving Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsyl vania, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, etc., to publish export rates to Pacific Coast ports, which, in effect, on th Oriental business and Australian bus iness, equalize the through rates to these countries via North Atlantic ports; therefore, no question of new policies on the part of the railroad administration is involved in this de mand. The railroad administration is not called upon to reduce their revenues because the same rates will apply to gulf and South Atlantic ports as apply to North Atlantic ports, and the earnings to the railroad adminis tration on the whole will be precisely the same. The proposition merely calls for the establishment of rates which will permit the shipments to flow through all our ports, instead of con tinuing to foster an artificial means of directing the traffic through North Atlantic ports and which practice ha been so disastrous during the war. There is another great problem in which the south is vitally interested ATTEND SL IS auu, L-'csuuuuiJi&?u,u,iy Given by Order of Railway Trainmen THE ONLY BEVERAGE SERVED ON THE GROUNDS WILL BE CD J Call ta 'iChowV From Aloft 1 JL P r -J ? - If IP : ) I 1 CALL TO CHOW Hundreds of soldiers, sailors and marines are called to "chow daily in Seattle by a military bugler atop the Soldiers and Sailors' Cluh In the hMrt nf the city's business section. War Camp way ot informing the service men in that all the ci.y's canteens are ready .a day. rates, as proposed, will greatly allev iate, namely, that the south will be and which the equalization of export supplied with a sufficient number of cars to handle its products, which in quantity are shipped north, east and west at the rate of about three cars to every one car received in the re verse direction. In the past hundreds of industries have been forced to close down because of the inability of the carriers to furnish them with cars, which would not have been the cas3 if export traffic could flow through the southern ports, in their way bring ing into the south the necessary equipment to handle Its heavy domes tic shipments. TAXI DRIVER IS HOST HATED MANIN LONDON London, June SO. The taxicab driver is the best-hated man in London. All through the war he ruled the taxi-riding public with an iron hand and his sway, owing to the continued shoi -age of cabs, probably will have to be endured for many more months. You may ride in a taxicab here only if the driver finds that your des tination suits his own convenience. His decision will be influenced by his quick, prognosis of the amount of the tip your appearance and manner indicate. If you look like a "close un" you will save time by joining a queue for a bus or throwing yourself into the mael strom of a tube crowd, for it is cer you won't ride in a taxicab. - Any man bold enough to challenge the lofty authority of a taxicab wriver wins instant popularity and draws about him a throng of admirers. So there were loud cheers and - rush for the Spot when a passenger the other day dove into an empty taxi cab through the Strand and refused the driver's demand that he get out. The driver stopped his cab and re fused to budge. "Drive me to Liverpool street. You can't refuje a fare." said the passen ger. "Can't I? Get out of my cab." re- THE o: Community Servre adopted this novel a language they -uld all understand, and eager to setvc them three times, torned the driver. A policeman pushed his way through the crowd, with "What's all this?" "He refuses to get out of my cab." "He refuses to drive me," was the, shouted chorus of driver and fare. The policeman began to make notes. "Do you wish to prosecute?" he asked the passenger. "No, I want to get to Liverpool street," was "ie mild reply. "Stick to it!" the spectators urged the passenger. The crowd soon blocked the street. The driver leaned unooncernedly against the -.udguard of his cab and lighted a cigarette. The fare reclined against the cushions. This continued for twenty minutes. The crowd began betting on the outcome. Odds were offered on the driver. "Well," said the passenger at last, rather weakly, "I think I've taught you a lesson." "Not going, are you?" sneered the driver. 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