Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.075.a-m
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description a) Article, Chattanooga Times, dated 1/15/59. " 'MILLION-DOLLAR' OPTIMISM FOUND ALONG SOUTHERN RAILWAY'S LINES." Byline Harry Debutts, President of Southern Railways. Reports that the future looks rosy. Praises Congress for passing the Transportation Act of 1958, which permits more price competition among freight carriers.

b) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped February 4, 1959. "RAILWAY REPORTS DROP IN REVENUES -- Decline in Operations in '58 Reflected in Lines of Southern System." Pretty much debunks Harry Debutts's optimism of article (a). Says business was down in 1958 compared to 1957.

c) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped February 26, 1959. "SOUTHERN PAYS $322,726 TAXES." Gives the amount of the railroad's 1958 taxes to Hamilton County. Harry Debutts complains that too much tax money goes into highway, waterway and airport improvements.

d) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped February 28, 1959. "RAILWAY TAX BILL IS $322,726 HERE." Recaps article (c).

e) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped March 14, 1959. "BRADLEY PAIR HURT IN FIRE -- Chemicals Ignite in Railway Mishap." Byline T. Grady Gallant, Mineral Park, Tenn. Two Cleveland firefighters were injured putting out a burning tank car full of disulfide chemical. Jess Chesnutt, driver, and Assistant Chief Ernest Bryant were overcome by fumes and taken to a Cleveland Hospital.

f1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped March 14, 1959. "BRADLEY PAIR HURT FIGHTING TANK-CAR FIRE." Byline T. Grady Gallant, Mineral Park, Tenn. Same as article (e).

g1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped March 15, 1959. "FUMES OVERCOME 5 IN ACID BLAZE WHEN CARS DERAILED IN BRADLEY." Expands on the accident reported in articles (e) and (f). Says the accident happened on US Hwy 11 near the Hamilton/Bradley County line. Has photos of the wreck. Photo credit Max Keister.

h) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped April 13, 1959. "SOUTHERN NET $30,254,231 -- '58 Earnings Report Given Stockholders." Business was down compared to 1957, but Harry Debutts is optimistic for 1959.

i) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped April 14, 1959. "SOUTHERN PROFIT DECLINED IN 1958 -- But Debutts Says Railway Financial Status Good in Wide Comparison." Covers same ground as article (h).

j) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped June 17, 1959. "SOUTHERN TO GET NEW DIESEL UNITS." Reports that 48 new locomotives are coming on line costing $12.7 million. General Motors is building the engines.

k) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 8, 1959. "SRS FREIGHT CARS ORDERED." Reports that Southern has ordered 1,240 new units costing $25,309,000.

l) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 10, 1959. "THREE RAILWAY MEN PROMOTED." Reports that three Chattanooga men have been promoted and transferred out of town. They are N. B. Coggins, W. U. Palmer, and G. J. Loflin.
m) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped September 6, 1959. "SOUTHERN TO ADD 2 VIADUCT LANES -- Contract for Crossing of Freight Yard Awarded Nashville Concern." Southern RR vice president Frank S. Worthington announced that the viaduct connecting Riverside Drive and Tinker Street will be widened to four lanes. Foster & Creighton Company of Nashville will do the work. (See also article 2016.004.073.j)
Date 1959
Dates of Creation January 15 - September 6, 1959
Extent of Description a) 3.50" x 10.25"
b) 1.75" x 5.25"
c) 1.75" x 5.00"
d) 1.75" x 5.75"
e) 1.75" x 9.50"
f1) 2.00" x 6.25"
f2) 1.75" x 4.75"
g1) 7.00" X 6.50"
g2) 5.25" x 15.25"
h) 1.75" x 8.00"
i) 2.25" x 6.50"
j) 1.75" x 5.25"
k) 7.00" x 4.25"
l) 1.75" x 6.00"
m) 1.75" x 10.00"
Accession number 2016.004