Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.059.a-m
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description a) Article, two copies, Chattanooga Times, stamped September 1, 1953. "SOUTHERN TO GET TRACT OF 74 ACRES --Simmons-Walker Site Along North Hawthorne Sold." No byline. Reports that the RR bought more property to accommodate switchyard expansion. Purchased from Sye F. Simmons and J. B. Walker for $34,120.

b) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped September 7, 1953. "SOUTHERN STARTS ROAD CONNECTION -- To Link its Atlanta division with CNO&TP, Several Advantages Cited." No byline. Reports that the RR is building a new connection with Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific lines to avoid the Missionary Ridge tunnel. Will connect to the new railyard extension.

c) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 22, 1953. "STRIKE PICKETS STOP 200 ON RAILYARD JOB -- Jurisdictional Dispute Arises Over Use of Railway Unionists on Construction." Byline Tom Gilliland. Work has stopped again. Both unions in the dispute are affiliated with the AFL, and the issue is expected to be discussed at the AFL's annual meeting this week.

d1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped September 22, 1953. "UNION DISPUTE HITS SOUTHERN -- Grading and Storm Sewer Work on Switchyard May Be Picketed." No byline. Covers same ground as (c).

e) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 23, 1953. "COURT ORDER PERMITS RAIL WORK TO RESUME -- Darr Restrains Picketing, Saying Dispute Harmful to Innocent Party." Byline Mai Bell Hurley. Reports that Federal Judge Leslie R. Darr issued a court order for work to resume on switchyard. A suit was filed by Carruth Pipe Line Corporation saying that the work stoppage was hurting it as an innocent party, as the dispute was between the railroad union and building trades union.

f) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 24, 1953. "UNION IGNORES PICKET, OUSTED -- Building Trades Boot Operating, Engineers." No byline. Reports that the Chattanooga Construction and Building Trades Council has suspended Local 917 of the AFL Int'l Brotherhood of Operating Engineers for crossing their picket line.

g1-3) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped September 24, 1953. "PICKETS MOVED BY DARR ORDER -- AFL Engineers Pass Strike Line Earlier--Council Suspends Local 917." Byline Fred Hixson. Covers same ground as (f) and (g).

h) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 24, 1953. "UNION IGNORES PICKET OUTED -- Building Trades Boot Operating Engineers." No byline. Covers same ground as (f).

i) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped September 25, 1953. "RAILWAY WALKOUT STILL STALEMATED -- No Orders from Officers of Unions Engaged in Work in New Switchyard." No byline. More of the same.

j) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 28, 1953. "No More Thumb- Twiddling... SOUTHERN RAILWAY TO INSTITUTE 1ST PUNCHED-CARD TICKET IN U.S." No byline. Announcing a new re-designed passenger ticket going on sale Oct. 1.

k) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 29, 1953. "SOUTHERN RAIL TALKS PLANNED -- Washington Panel to Hear Dispute." No byline. Representatives of the two unions will go before a special panel to settle the dispute. In the meantime, pickets have been removed at the request of George Meany, president of the AFL.

l) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped September 30, 1953. "SOUTHERN STREAMLINES RAIL TICKETS FOR CONVENIENCE OF ITS CUSTOMERS." No byline. Covers same ground as (j).

m) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 30, 1953. "2 AT RAILYARD ELECTROCUTED IN CRANE MOVE -- Little Rock Foreman, Local Negro Laborer Get 2,300-Volt Shock." Byline Tom Gilliland. Killed were John Jackson Bradford and Troy Allen Edmonson. They were handling pipe being lifted from a truck when the lifting crane hit overhead power lines.
Date 1953
Dates of Creation September 1 - September 30, 1953
Extent of Description a1,2) 2.00" x 3.87"
b) 2.00" x 6.75"
c) 4.00" x 10.25"
d1) 2.00" x 11.25"
d2) 2.00" x 1.50"
e1) 4.00" x 7.00"
e2) 2.00" x 9.00"
f) 2.00" x 11.25"
g1) 2.00" x 7.50"
g2) 2.00" x 6.50"
g3) 5.75" x 4.00"
h) 3.75" x 11.25"
i) 2.00" x 11.75"
j) 5.87" x 4.25"
k) 2.00" x 4.50"
l) 3.87" x 4.50"
m) 2.00" x 8.00"
Accession number 2016.004