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Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.080.a-s
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description a) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped January 6, 1967. "RR WANTS 2 TRAINS 'OFF' -- Southern Would End City-Memphis Runs." Byline Washington. Reports that Southern is petitioning the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to discontinue passenger service on January 30, 1967 on two daily trains (35 and 36) running between Chattanooga and Memphis. They say annual losses on those lines are running about $245,000.

b) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, dated January 31, 1967. "DERAILED..." Photo with caption reporting that 13 cars of a Southern freight train derailed at the Hickory Valley Road crossing in Tyner.No injuries, but traffic was blocked for 45 minutes. Photo credit John Goforth.

c) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped March 28, 1967. "SUITS FILED BY SOUTHERN -- $350,000 of Taxes Sought from County." Southern claims it was overcharged on taxes and is suing county trustee David M. Eldridge and city treasurer Earl Counts to get a refund.

d1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped March 28, 1967. "SOUTHERN AFFILIATES SUE CITY, COUNTY, FOR $350,000 IN '66 TAXES, PENALTIES." Byline David Parker. Covers same ground as article (c), adds that the law firm of Hall, Haynes, Lusk and Foster is representing Southern. The issue involves a pending Supreme Court case involving Loudon and Hawkins counties, seeking to force property assessments at 100% of actual value.

e1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped March 30, 1967. "RAIL CHIEF HAS PRAISE FOR CHATTANOOGA." Byline Bill Casteel. Southern president D. W. Brosnan was honored at the Fairyland Club at a dinner hosted by DeSales Harrison, a director of the Alabama Great Southern Railway, and Gordon Street, a director of the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway. Over 100 Chattanooga business leaders attended. Includes a photo of Brosnan, Harrison and Street. Photo credit Jim Garner.

f) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped March 30, 1967. "BROSNAN DECLARES RAILS' FUTURE 'BRIGHT'." Covers same ground as article (e). Has a large photo of Brosnan, Harrison and Street standing with Dr. William Masterson, president of the University of Chattanooga, and Harry Carbraugh, retired business leader.

g) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped April 11, 1967. "SUIT FILED BY RAILROADS -- 32 Employees Named for Work Stoppage." Southern is suing 32 union members for staging a wildcat strike the previous September. They are trying to recover $29,500 in damages.

h) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped April 11, 1967. "32 WORKERS SUED BY RAIL CONCERNS -- Southern and Affiliate Charge Work Stoppage Violated Contract." Covers same ground as article (g).

i1,2) Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped June 4, 1967. "SOUTHERN RAILWAY GIVES UC MOST VALUABLE SCHOLARSHIPS." University of Chattanooga president Dr. William H. Masterson announces that the railroad will endow two scholarships each year to be awarded to the children of Southern employees.

j1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 17, 1967. "POST OFFICE LIMITS MAIL FOR STRIKE -- refuses Low Class Articles Destined Beyond 150 Miles." Byline Irby Park. Postmaster Frank C. Moore announces that due to a nationwide railroad strike, the Chattanooga post office will only accept first class mail, which is being handled by air. Other classes of mail and parcel post will be accepted for truck delivery if the destination is within 150 miles. The only exception is APO mail addressed to Vietnam service members.

k1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 17, 1967. "PASSENGER TRAINS OFF -- Southern, L&N, TAG Move Freight." Byline Bill Cooley. Reports that Chattanooga is without rail passenger service since previous Saturday due to a nationwide rail strike. Has photo of strikers at Amnicola railyard, Otto McKinney, Claude W. Griffith, and Jack Kreis. Photo credit Monty Wilson.

l1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped July 18, 1967. "RAIL TRANSPORT FOR CITY ALMOST HALTED BY STRIKE." Byline Wynola Robison. Covers same ground as article (k), but goes into more detail. Adds that freight is running with supervisory personnel, but is nowhere near normal capacity.

m1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 18, 1967. "DAMAGES IN STRIKE ASKED BY SOUTHERN." Byline Irby Park Jr. and Bill Cooley. U.S. District Judge Frank W. Wilson has enjoined six railroad unions from striking. Southern is asking for $75,000 per day in damages if they persist.

n1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 19, 1967. "BAN ON RAIL STRIKE SUPPORTED IN POLL." Byline Steve Corn. They took a downtown street poll and report that most Chattanoogans support federal action to end the rail strike.

o1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 19, 1967. "MOST TRAINS NOW NORMAL -- All But Southern's Pelican Running." Byline Bill Cooley and Irby Park Jr. Reports that Judge Frank Wilson's injunction worked, the unions returned to work less than 12 hours after it was issued.

p1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped July 19, 1967. "RAIL OPERATIONS RESTORED; ORDER IS WRITTEN HERE -- 3 Government Branches Intervene to Bring End to Walkout." Byline Fred Hixson. Covers same ground as article (o) but goes into more detail. Reveals that the strike lasted 36 hours.

q) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 18, 1967. "SOUTHERN REPORTS RAIL TRAFFIC NORMAL FOLLOWING DERAILMENT IN ROCKWOOD." Reports that 18 cars jumped the track going through downtown Rockwood, Tenn. No injuries, but property damage. Has photo of the wreckage. Photo credit Sybil Hardaway.

r) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped November 3, 1967. "$200,000 TRAIN WRECK..." Photo of a 49-car derailment near Resaca, GA.

s) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped November 9, 1967. "PARKING LOT FOR SOUTHERN -- Railroad Developing Newby, King Site." Southern vice president Frank S. Worthington says that Southern is tearing down sheds and freight transfer facilities to build a 200-car parking lot to be operated by Georgia Industrial Realty Co.


Date 1967
Dates of Creation January 6 - November 9, 1967
Extent of Description a) 1.75" x 8.25"
b) 7.75" x 7.25"
c) 2.00" x 7.75"
d1) 5.25" x 6.50"
d2) 2.25" x 3.50"
e1) 5.63" x 7.00"
e2) 7.63" x 7.75"
f) 7.00" x 13.50"
g) 2.00" x 12.50"
h) 5.75" x 17.00"
i1) 3.63" x 4.00"
i2) 4.25" x 2.75"
j1) 1.75" x 7.25"
j2) 1.75" x 8.25"
k1) 5.50" x 14.50"
k2) 2.00" x 2.50"
l1) 3.63" x 5.25"
l2) 3.63" x 17.00"
m1) 3.50" x 5.75"
m2) 5.25" x 14.00"
n1) 3.5" x 7.75"
n2) 2.25" x 13.25"
o1) 1.75" x 7"
o2) 1.75" x 3.75"
p1) 1.75" x 12.75"
p2) 3.50" x 17.00"
q) 5.25" x 12.75"
r) 7.50" x 5.75"
s) 1.75" x 5.00"
Accession number 2016.004