Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.077.a-z
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description a) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped January 8, 1961. "SOUTHERN RAILWAY WANTS TO ABANDON ONCE-BUSY TYNER STATION." Byline Marion Peck. Reports that the railroad wants to close a one-room passenger station in Tyner. 70 years ago it was used as a commuter line into downtown Chattanooga. Article has photo of the station, photo credit George Hull.

b) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped January 12, 1961. "QUICKENING PACE OF SOUTH NOTED -- Southern Railway's Chief Cites Industrial Gains, System's Expansion." Harry Debutts talks about how the south is getting more and more industrial. Cites 316 new industrial sites in past year along Southern's routes. Has photo of train cars carrying new rails.

c) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped March 8, 1961. "GAINS LISTED BY SOUTHERN -- Industrial Growth Highest Since 1958." Covers a lot of the same ground as article (b).

d) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped March 17, 1961. "DEBUTTS SAYS R.R. FREIGHT GAINS TO CONTINUE IN FUTURE." Optimistic view of business climate cited by Debutts in a speech to the Rotary Club at the Hotel Patten.

e1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped March 17, 1961. "FREIGHT RETURNS TO RAILS, STATES SOUTHERN'S HEAD." Reports on the same speech by Harry Debutts to the Rotary Club as article (d).

f) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped March 18, 1961. "TYNER DEPOT TO BE CLOSED." Reports that the Public Service Commission has given Southern permission to close the station mentioned in article (a).

g) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped June 13, 1961. "CHAMBER UNIT FOR SR PLAN -- Backs Proposal to Buy C. of Ga." Byline Gaines Hobbs. Reports that a Chamber of Commerce subcommittee headed by Dr. Lester W. Smith is in favor of Southern buying the Central of Georgia Railway. See also 2016.004.076.j.

h) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped June 14, 1962. "RAIL PROPOSAL GAINS SUPPORT." Covers same ground as article (g).

i) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped June 15, 1961. "GROUP BACKS SR-CG PLAN -- Chamber Committee For Railroad Deal." Byline Gaines Hobbs. Covers same ground as articles (g) and (h).

j1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped June 16, 1961. "CITY IS KEY POINT ON RAILWAY'S LINE --One of Most Important of Industrial Sites, Southern Official Tells C of C." Byline Fred Schneider. Southern official J. E. Townsend addressed the Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee at the Read House.

k1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped July 26, 1961. "WATERWAYS FEAR RAIL GRAIN RATE." The American Waterways Operators, Inc. objects to Southern's newly announced rates for grain, saying the railroad is trying to drive the barge companies out of business.

l1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped July 27, 1961. "C OF C HEAD SAYS CUT IN RAIL RATES COULD HARM AREA -- SRS appears out to kill ports on river in grain trade, Chapin avers." Byline Fred Schneider. E. Y. Chapin III and T. A. Lupton Jr. told the Chamber that Southern's reduced rates on grain shipments could kill barge traffic and ruin Chattanooga's economy.

m) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 28, 1961. "DELAY ASKED IN GRAIN RATE." The Tennessee River and Tributaries Association is calling on the ICC to suspend Southern's reduced rates on grain.

n1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped July 28, 1961. "TRIBUTARIES BODY ASKS SUSPENSION OF CUTS ON GRAIN -- Letter Charges Southern Slashing Rate to Get Barge Line Traffic." Covers same ground as (m), but more details. Mayor Olgiati is apparently the president of the Tenn. River and Tributaries Assn. The association has formally requested the ICC turn down Southern's rate reduction on grain shipments.

o) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 29, 1961. "TVA PROTESTS RATE PROPOSAL -- Asks ICC Suspend Southern Grain Plan." TVA agrees with the barge lines' position.

p1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped July 29, 1961. "TVA SAYS RAIL AIM IS TO OUST BARGES -- Protest Against Reduced Grain Rates Filed by Southern Sent to ICC." TVA complains that it has invested $200 million to upgrade channel and ports, and now the railroad is trying to run them out of business.

q1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped July 30, 1961. "RAILWAY BACKS GRAIN SCHEDULE." Southern says it's able to slash its rates because of new light-weight cars that can carry twice as much as older cars.

r) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 31, 1961. "STUDY OF GRAIN RATES CUT PLANNED BY CHAMBER GROUP." The Chamber's committee on railroad, motor freight, water and pipeline transportation will look at the issue in a series of meetings that will get input from all parties. Dr. Lester Smith chairs the committee.

s) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 31, 1961. "SOUTHERN HITS TVA PROTESTS -- Says 'Sheer Prattle' Over Grain Rates." D. W. Brosnan, executive vice president at Southern, says TVA's concerns are nonsense.

t1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped July 31, 1961. "TVA ACTION HIT BY RAIL OFFICIAL." Same as article (s) but more details.

u) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 1, 1961. "CHAPIN ISSUES CLARIFYING STATEMENT ON GRAIN TOPIC." Chamber of Commerce president E. Y. Chapin III says the Chamber will hear testimony from all sides and then issue a statement for or against the rate cut. Until then, the Chamber takes no position.

v) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped August 1, 1961. "NO CHAMBER VIEW ON RAIL RATE CUT -- Chapin Says Criticism of Move Personal, Board Will Act Later." Covers same ground as article (u).

w1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped August 2, 1961. "PLANTS TREBLED ON WATERWAYS." Braxton B. Carr, president of the American Waterways Operators, says that industrial site development on the nation's waterways in 1961 is almost three times that in 1960, with 129 new facilities.

x) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 3, 1961. "RAIL OFFICIAL CLAIMS 'GREED' -- Hits Waterways' Grain Rate Stand." Southern vice president D. W. Brosnan accuses Braxton Carr of the waterways operators of maintaining artificially high shipping rates at the expense of the public.

y1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped August 3, 1961. "BARGE OPERATORS ACCUSED OF GREED -- Southern Officer Hits at Opposition, Cut Backed by Commissioners." Covers same ground as (x). Adds that Walter McDonald, president of the Southeastern Association of Railroad and Utility Commissioners, backs the rate cut.

z1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 4, 1961. "ICC TOLD RAIL GRAIN RATES NOT 'JUSTICE' -- Southern Says Other Carriers Not Under Curbs for Commodity." The railroad says it's not fair that its rates are regulated and the barge and truck carriers aren't.
Date 1961
Dates of Creation January 8 - August 4, 1961
Extent of Description a) 7.00" x 15.50"
b) 7.50" x 23.00"
c) 1.75" x 11.50"
d) 7.50" x 4.00"
e1) 1.75" x 7.50"
e2) 3.75" x 10.25"
f) 2.25" x 7.75"
g) 1.75" x 11.00"
h) 1.75" x 4.75"
i) 2.25" x 14.50"
j1) 1.75" x 5.50"
j2) 1.75" x 18.25"
k1) 1.75" x 2.75"
k2) 1.75" x 7.00"
l1) 2.25" x 17.25"
l2) 5.75" x 9.00"
m) 3.50" x 3.50"
n1) 2.25" x 17.25"
n2) 1.75" x 4.50"
o) 2.00" x 8.00"
p1) 1.75" x 8.75"
p2) 2.00" x 8.75"
q1) 1.75" x 4.25"
q2) 3.50" x 2.50"
r) 3.50" x 4.00"
s) 1.75" x 5.50"
t1) 1.75" x 3.25"
t2) 6.00" x 9.50"
u) 3.50" x 8.50"
w1) 1.75" x 3.50"
w2) 2.00" x 15.00"
x) 3.75" x 7.50"
y1) 1.75" x 11.00"
y2) 1.75" x 12.50"
z1) 1.75" x 7.00"
z2) 2.00" x 8.50"
Accession number 2016.004