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According to the book Louisiana Trade Tokens, by Louis Crawford, Glyn Frber and Edmund Tylenda, it is estimated that 70 million tokens of each millage denomination were produced before the system was discontinued at the end of 1940. In March 1928, New Orleans Public Service, Inc. issued through its Transportation Department an executive order regarding "race screens," claiming the company had received complaints that some conductors "...will not attempt to seat white passengers when it is possible to do so, by having the colored passengers who occupy a single seat to move to another seat occupied by only one passenger." According to Order 1128, it was the conductor's responsibility to assure "that the race screens are placed in the cars at all times in such a way as to prevent too many seats being occupied by the single colored passenger."
JULIA STREET Julia Street New Orleans Magazine; Apr 2009; 43, 7; Docstoc pg. 16 Reproduced with permission of the copyright
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