Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.073.a-q
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description a) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped January 4, 1957. "SMITH GIVEN RAILWAY POST -- Brosnan Announces Southern Promotion." Reports that Chattanooga resident Frank L. Smith has just been promoted to assistant vice president of Southern Railway with headquarters in Washington DC.

b) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped January 4, 1957. "$75,000 ASKED IN BLUFF FALL -- Signal Maintenance Man Seeks Damages." Reports that a signal maintainer, Lorenz G. Headden, is suing the railroad after he fell off a cliff working near Nemo, Tennessee

c) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, February 5, 1957. "5% RAIL RATE RISE GRANTED -- ICC Okays Increase to Southern Lines." Reports that the Interstate Commerce Commission has OK'ed a 5% rate increase for Southern and Piedmont & Northern Railways. These two lines did not join in a petition by the other rail lines for a 15% hike. Harry Debutts, president of Southern, believes a 15% hike would drive business to other forms of freight transportation.

d) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped February 19, 1957. "ICC APPROVES RAILWAY DEAL -- Southern to Give $525,000 for A&EC." Reports that the federal government has OK'ed a deal for Southern to buy out the Atlantic and East Carolina Railway.

e) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped April 13?, 1957. "AGS RAILROAD WINNER IN TWO DAMAGE SUITS." Reports that the Alabama Great Southern Railroad won a lawsuit brought by Mrs. Fannie Mae Quillen York asking damages for when her husband and Mae Quillen York whose husband and daughter were hit and killed at a railroad crossing in Dade County, GA.

f) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped May 3, 1957. "SOUTHERN BUYS C OF G BUILDING." Reports that Southern has bought the Central of Georgia Railway property in the 1400 block of Market Street. Article has a photo of the building in question.

g1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped May 16, 1957. "SOUTHERN IS TOLD TO KEEP TAG LINKS -- ICC Rules Elimination Not in Public Interest--Is Subject to Appeal." Reports that Southern's request to eliminate the Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway as an intermediate freight carrier was denied by the Interstate Commerce Commission.

h) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped May 27, 1957. "8 CARS OF SOUTHERN FREIGHT TRAIN PLUNGE INTO CLINCH RIVER AT CLINTON -- Span Collapses in Downtown Area." Reports on a train wreck that took out a bridge in Clinton, Tennessee. No injuries. Has photo of the wreckage.

i) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 3, 1957. "COURT OPENS BOYCE TRACKS -- 3 Judges Rule Against Southern." Byline Tom Williams. Reports that Southern lost in its attempt to set aside an ICC directive to open Southern tracks serving the Boyce industrial area to all railroads. This is the area bounded by Chickamauga Creek on the north, the Tennessee River on the west, and a rail line just south of Quaker Oats (Amnicola?).

j) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 10, 1957. "WILCOX ASKS 4-LANE SPAN -- Railway Notified on Riverside Plans." Reports that Commissioner Pat Wilcox has ordered Southern to double the lanes on the East Riverside Drive bridge connecting Riverside to the Wilcox tunnel.

k) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 30, 1957. "SOUTHERN YARDS CAN HANDLE 4,000 FREIGHT CARS A DAY." This is what I. L. Pratt, terminal superintendent, told the Engineers Club during their tour of the Southern freight yards.

l) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 4, 1957. "RAILROAD WINS DAMAGE CASE -- Dr. Gardner Estate Had Sought $3,000." The railroad prevails in a lawsuit brought by the estate of someone who was hit by a train on the Cloverdale Road, 12 miles south of Trenton, GA.

m) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 10, 1957. "POST 14'S CHAMP DRUM-BUGLE CORPS LEAVES FRIDAY FOR NATIONAL MEET." Byline Tom Gilliland. Reports that Southern is providing special excursion rates in a chartered train for anyone wanting to travel to Atlantic City to see American Legion Post 14's championship team compete.

n) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 25, 1957. "MISS LYNCH RECEIVES 40-YEAR SERVICE PIN." Chattanooga resident Delia Lynch, a clerk for Railway Express, has been honored for 40 year's service.

o) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 27, 1957. "J. W. COLE RETIRES FROM SOUTHERN." Reports on a retirement luncheon at the Patten Hotel for supervisor J. W. Cole of Macon, GA.

p) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped October 8, 1957. "40-YEAR SERVICE AWARD..." Photo with caption of Miss Cleo Carter, 4411 Alabama Ave,, clerk for Railway Express, being honored for 40 years service. Also pictured are K. B. Howk and T. F. Kennedy of Railway Express. Photo credit Jim Mooney.

q) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped October 9, 1957. "MISS FOX GIVEN 40-YEAR AWARD." Another long-time employee of Railway Express, Miss Emily Fox of 616 Pine St., is honored for her service.
Date 1957
Dates of Creation January 4 - October 9, 1957
Extent of Description a) 1.75" x 5.13"
b) 1.75" x 6.25"
c) 2.00" x 12.50"
d) 3.63" x 6.75"
e) 1.75" x 3.00"
f) 5.25" x 14.25"
g1) 2.00" x 15.50"
g2) 1.75" x 1.75"
h) 5.75" x 6.50"
i) 1.87" x 15.25"
j) 1.75" x 8.00"
k) 3.50" x 7.25"
l) 1.75" x 9.25"
m) 5.75" x 7.00"
n) 1.75" x 3.00"
o) 1.75" x 2.75"
p) 3.50" x 4.75"
q) 1.75" x 3.00"
Accession number 2016.004