Investigation of Feasibility and Desirability of Fixing Railroad Rates on the Basis of Zones: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Interstate Commerce, United States Senate, Seventy-sixth Congress, First Session, on S.J. Res. 58, a Joint Resolution Providing for an Investigation of the Feasibility and Desirability of Fixing Railroad Rates on the Basis of Zones. June 16, 1939

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Page 7 - The Corporation shall be entitled to the free use of the United States mails for its official business in the same manner as the executive departments of the Government, and shall determine its necessary expenditures under this Act and the manner in which they shall be incurred, allowed, and paid, without regard to the provisions of any other law governing the expenditure of public funds.
Page 1 - That the Interstate Commerce Commission is authorized and directed to make a thorough investigation of the rate structure of common carriers subject to the interstate commerce act, in order to determine to what extent and in what manner existing rates and charges may be unjust, unreasonable, unjustly discriminatory, or unduly preferential, thereby imposing undue burdens, or giving undue...
Page 8 - That the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of any money in the United States Treasury not otherwise appropriated...
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Page 6 - That every person or corporation, whether carrier or shipper, or any receiver, trustee, lessee, agent or person acting for or employed by a carrier or shipper, or other person, who shall knowingly violate or fail to observe any of the provisions of this act, or shall knowingly interfere with or impede the possession, use. operation or control of any railroad property, railroad or transportation system hitherto or hereafter taken over by the president, or shall knowingly violate any of the provisions...
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Page 51 - We are advised, although not officially, that a number of the carriers in official territory are willing, experimentally, to make reductions in passenger fares and to eliminate the Pullman surcharge, but that because of the attitude of some of the larger roads no action in that respect, either as to the passenger fare or the Pullman surcharge, has been taken.
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