I might discuss it with a few friends in the National Alliance of Railroads.
The National Alliance of Railroads was an organization formed, it was claimed, to protect the welfare of the railroad industry.
"Members of the same profession or of the same industry should stick together," the organizers of the Alliance had said.
When they voted for it, the members of the National Alliance of Railroads sat in a large hall in the deepening twilight of a late autumn evening and did not look at one another.
"Against whom is this Alliance being organized?" a skeptic had asked.
Do you remember the Anti-dog-eat dog proposal of the Railroad Alliance that I told you about months ago?
Do you mean because of that Alliance agreement that you signed?
She had forgotten her brother and his National Alliance.
I think it was the intent and purpose of the National Alliance of Railroads to protect the essential systems, not the jerkwaters of North Dakota.
But I can’t get the Alliance to vote on it now, because they’re all down there, outbidding one another for that rail!
When the Anti-dog-eat-dog Rule was offered to the vote of the full membership of the National Alliance of Railroads at its annual meeting, it was the first mention of this Rule in public.
The National Alliance of Railroads has taken a unanimous stand against the raises and has committed every member to refuse.
Wesley needs to drive a wedge into that Alliance stand.
But, good God, Clem!-I’d be open to court action for it, by the Alliance rules!
"I can’t! I gave my word to the National Alliance!"
Well, suit yourself; We wouldn’t want to force the Alliance.
The Rule provided that the members of the National Alliance of Railroads were forbidden to engage in practices defined as "destructive competition"; that in regions declared to be restricted, no more than one railroad would be permitted to operate; that in such regions, seniority belonged to the oldest railroad now operating there, and that the newcomers, who had encroached unfairly upon its territory, would suspend operations within nine months after being so ordered; that the…
…competition"; that in regions declared to be restricted, no more than one railroad would be permitted to operate; that in such regions, seniority belonged to the oldest railroad now operating there, and that the newcomers, who had encroached unfairly upon its territory, would suspend operations within nine months after being so ordered; that the Executive Board of the National Alliance of Railroads was empowered to decide, at its sole discretion, which regions were to be restricted.
Too many people objecting, they say, afraid of some fool precedent or another! …. I got the National Alliance of Railroads to suspend the deadline and permit Dan Conway to operate his road for another year —that would have given us time-but he’s refused to do it! I tried to get Ellis Wyatt and his bunch of friends in Colorado to demand that Washington order Conway to continue operations-but all of them, Wyatt and all the rest of those bastards, refused!
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