Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.076.a-n
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description a) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped February 18, 1960. "SUIT AGAINST RAILWAY UNDER ADVISEMENT." Reports that federal Judge Leslie Darr has taken under advisement a suit against Southern Railway brought by the U.S. government charging safety violations.

b) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped February 25, 1960. "$385,947 TAX BY SOUTHERN -- Total in Tennessee About $3,700,000." Reports on 1959 taxes paid to the City and Hamilton County.

c1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped April 11, 1960. "NEW PLANTS NEAR SOUTHERN TRACKS -- Railway Reports Industry Development in 1959 at Many Points Served." Quotes from Southern's annual report to stockholders.

d) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press. stamped May 16, 1960. "ROCKS INJURE TRIO ON TRAIN." Reports that rocks thrown by a bunch of teenagers slightly injured three passengers on a Chattanooga-to-Knoxville train as it passed through Citico Railyard. Several hundred teens had gathered to watch Southern burn some old freight cars in a ditch.

e) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped June 1, 1960. "RAILWAY BROUGHT 21,231 JOBS IN '59." 269 new companies providing over 21,000 new jobs were created along rail lines served by Southern. This was reported by Charles M. Davison, Southern vice president, during a weekly Kiwanis Club luncheon at the Hotel Patten.

f) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped June 14, 1960. "RADIO SHIFT BY SOUTHERN -- New Layout to End Poles and Wires." Reports that Southern is installing a new radio communications system between Atlanta and Washington DC.

g) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 29, 1960. Photo with caption "HONORED FOR SERVICE..." Shows 70-year-old railroadman W. P. (Mike) Costello of Chattanooga receiving a certificate for 56 years of service from Headrick Witt of the Int'l Association of Machinists. Photo credit Delmont Wilson.

h) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 3, 1960. "J. R. FORMBY STEPS DOWN -- Served Southern Railway 43 Years." Reports retirement of J. Roland Formby, assistant vice president of Southern.

i) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 4, 1960. "SOUTHERN RAILROADER PROMOTED." Reports that Vance D. Elkins is taking over position of assistant vice president formerly held by J. Roland Formby. See also article (h).

j) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 19, 1960. "C. OF G. STOCK TO SOUTHERN --71 Per Cent Owned by Frisco Involved." Southern president Harry Debutts announces that Southern is buying a controlling interest in the Central of Georgia Railway for $22,655,000 pending ICC approval.

k) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 13, 1960. "2 SOUTHERN TRAINS BACK -- PR Strike Disrupted City-DC Service." Service disrupted due to a 12-day strike on the Pennsylvania RR has been restored.

l) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped November 22, 1960. "MOST DIESEL MEN AT WORK --Wildcat Strike Hits Southern Ry. Shops." F. S. Worthington, Southern vice president, reports a strike at Citico yards to protest the firing of a mechanic. However, most workers did not walk out and all operations are proceeding on schedule.

m1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped November 23, 1960. "WORKERS RETURN AT CITICO YARDS -- 8 Craft Unions Act After 3-Hour Meeting, 700 Reported 'Sick'." Byline Ron M'Mahan. Union representative C. C. Williams rebuts F. S. Worthington's statement in article (L). However, the union has agreed to return to work pending an investigation of the circumstances of the mechanic's firing.

n1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped November 23, 1960. "CITICO STRIKE ORDER ASKED BY SOUTHERN -- $325,000 Per Day Damages Also Sought From Unions." Byline Tom Williams. Reports that Southern filed suit in Chancery Court against five union locals asking an injunction and damages for the wildcat strike at Citico yards.
Date 1960
Dates of Creation February 18 - November 23, 1960
Extent of Description a) 1.75" x 2.75"
b) 2.38" x 3.00"
c1) 1.75" x 10.75"
c2) 1.75" x 3.50"
d) 2.00" x 6.50"
e) 1.75" x 11.00"
f) 2.00" x 7.75"
g) 3.75" x 6.75"
h) 2.25" x 5.50"
i) 3.50" x 5.00"
j) 2.25" x 9.00"
k) 1.75" x 7.00"
l) 2.25" x 5.50"
m1) 1.75" x 10.00"
m2) 1.75" x 2.00"
n1) 2.25" x 6.50"
n2) 3.50" x 10.50"
Accession number 2016.004