The forward of the Commission's report reads: "The ten members of the Railroad and Warehouse Study Commission held their first meeting on July 14, 1955, for purposes of organization. Senator John A. Johnson was elected chairman, Representative Clifton Parks vice-chairman, and Representative Leonard E. Lindquist secretary. An Executive Committee, consisting of the chairman, vice-chairman and secretary was established. The Study Commission, in February, 1956, retained Dr. Edmund A. Nightingale, Professor of Economics and Transportation, School of Business Administration, University of Minnesota, as consultant. Mr. Ralph L. Norgaard, a lawyer and supervisor of the Bus and Truck Division, was asked in March, 1956, to advise the Study Commission on carrier laws, outside of his regular duties and hours. We met a total of 60 days. A number of these meetings were public hearings at which representatives of the regulated industries, members and heads of departments of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission, and other interested parties, appeared and testified. We authorized the attendance of two of our members and the consultant at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 24-26, 1956. Three members and the consultant attended the annual meeting of the National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners in San Francisco on July 24-27, 1956."