Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.078.a-k
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description a1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped August 4, 1961. "C OF C UNIT HEARS GRAIN FIRM VIEWS -- Georgia Farm Federation Supports Southern's Rate Reduction." Byline Fred Schneider. The Chamber subcommittee (see also 2016.004.077.r ) heard testimony from Cargill, Central Soya, Dixie Portland, Econo-Flo Bulk Flour, and Quaker Oats in a closed meeting.

b1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped August 5, 1961. "SOUTHERN REPLY ON GRAIN TO ICC." Southern says that if the railroad is to continue to exist in the face of the rapid rise in unregulated transport, it can only do so by using its inherent advantages in new technology. During the past decade, grain shipments by barge increased by 1,200% at their expense.

c1,2) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped August 8, 1961. "SOUTHERN GRAIN RATE CUT DELAYED 7 MONTHS BY ICC." The ICC says it needs more time to make a decision.

d) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped August 16, 1961. "C OF C PUTS OFF GRAIN HEARINGS -- Will Hear Representatives of Waterway Interests Next Wednesday." The Chamber has postponed their next hearing because the committee chairman, Dr. Lester Smith, had to leave Chattanooga unexpectedly. More than 40 barge operators have been invited to testify.

e) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 25, 1961. "BROSNAN HITS RATE 'HOWL' -- Southern Official Raps Bureau Stand." Southern V.P. Brosnan reacts to statement by Wesley A. Rogers, chairman of the Waterways Freight Bureau of Chicago, that Southern's rate reduction is more a grandstanding play than a serious benefit to the public.

f) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped August 30, 1961. "SOUTHERN NOTES INCOME DECLINE -- Railway's Net for July at $2,09,771 [sic], 7-Month Figure $17,086,957." Includes July income statements for Southern and its subsidiaries, comparing 1961 to 1960.

g) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped November 3, 1961. "RAIL RATE SLASH ATTACKED BY TVA -- Declares Southern's Plan Uneconomical, Danger to River Grain Tonnage." Grain is the largest single traffic item on the Tennessee River. TVA is calling for the ICC to reject the rate cut request by Southern. There's a hearing scheduled for Jan. 8, 1962 in Washington.

h) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped December 26, 1961. "SOUTHERN BEGINS IMPORTANT CITY-TO-CINCINNATI PROJECT -- CNO&TP to Bypass 9 of 13 Tunnels." Byline Hamilton Gregory. Reports on a new capital improvement project to ease freight traffic delays. Article has a map diagram.

i) Article, Chattanooga Times, stamped December 27, 1961. "CNO&TP TO HAVE FEWER TUNNELS." Covers same ground as (h).

j) Clipping from "Ties," the Southern Railway System Magazine. Dated December 1961. Article titled "ICC to Enforce High Farmer Costs?" gives Southern's perspective on the grain rate reduction controversy, and says it has strong support from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

k1,2) Clipping from "Ties," the Southern Railway System Magazine. Dated December 1961. Article titled "Breaking Through the Tunnel Barrier on the CNO&TP," talks about line improvements between Chattanooga and Cincinnati. See also article (h).
Date 1961
Dates of Creation August 4 - December 1961
Extent of Description a1) 1.75" x 7.00"
a2) 4.25" x 9.50"
b1) 2.00" x 3.75"
b2) 1.75" x 9.50"
c1) 3.50" x 10.75"
c2) 1.75" x 8.00"
d) 1.75" x 7.50"
e) 2.25" x 11.75"
f) 2.25" x 12.50"
g) 2.25" x 10.00"
h) 3.25" x 13.00"
i) 1.75" x 5.50"
j) 3.50" x 11.25"
k1) 4.00 x 11.25"
k2) 8.25" x 11.25"
Accession number 2016.004