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VOLUME 266

DECISIONS OF THE

INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

OF THE UNITED STATES

APRIL 1946-DECEMBER 1946

REPORTED BY THE COMMISSION

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1946

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office,
Washington 25, D. C. . Price $2.75 (Buckram)

INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

GEORGE M. BARNARD,1 Chairman.

CLYDE B. AITCHISON.
CLAUDE R. PORTER.2
WILLIAM E. LEE.
CHARLES D. MAHAFFIE.
CARROLL MILLER.

WALTER M. W. SPLAWN.
JOHN L. ROGERS.
J. HADEN ALLDREDGE.
WILLIAM J. PATTERSON.
J. MONROE JOHNSON.

W. P. BARTEL, Secretary.

1 Became chairman January 1, 1946.

* Commissioner Porter died on August 17, 1946.

* Commissioner Johnson having been appointed on April 4, 1944, Director of the Office of Defense Transportation, established by Executive Order 8989 of the President, dated December 18, 1941, as successor to the late Commissioner Eastman, did not participate in the disposition of matters reported in this volume, except in those instances where his participation is noted.

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266 I. C. C.

PROCEEDINGS IN MEMORY OF COMMISSIONER

CLAUDE R. PORTER

INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

Tuesday, December 10, 1946

Present: COMMISSIONERS AITCHISON (presiding), LEE, MAHAFFIE, MILLER, SPLAWN, ROGERS, ALLDREDGE, PATTERSON, and JOHNSON.

MR. R. GRANVILLE CURRY, President, Association of Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, addressed the Commission as follows:

May it please the Commission:

The members of the bar of this Commission are met to honor the memory of the late Commissioner Claude R. Porter, a distinguished public servant, whose friendly simplicity, mature judgment, stout independence of thought, and alert concern for the public welfare will ever be stored affectionately in the memories of those who knew him.

On behalf of the Association of Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, Mr. Edward H. DeGroot, Jr., Chairman of its Committee on Memorials, has been requested to offer a resolution on this occasion.

May I present Mr. DeGroot.

MR. EDWARD H. DEGROOT, JR., Chairman of the Committee on Memorials of the Association of Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, addressed the Commission, as follows:

May it please the Commission:

The Association of Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners has adopted certain resolutions to do honor to the memory of Commissioner Porter. I am directed to present them to this Honorable Commission:

Whereas:

RESOLUTIONS

On Saturday, August 17, 1946, all who knew the late Commissioner Porter were saddened at learning of his death, which resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage suffered 2 days before. The attack is believed

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