200, 000 Acres Signed Over for Maneuvers

A total of 200,704 acres have been placed under signature for the army maneuver area of 225,00 acres in Richland, Fairfield and Kershaw counties over and above the 54, 000 acres of the Fort Jackson reservation, according to an announcement yesterday by Maj. A. R. Wellwood, post rents and claims officer. A breakdown of the 200,704 acres shows that it has been signed up since … Continue reading 200, 000 Acres Signed Over for Maneuvers

Draughon’s News

Thursday the later class periods were shortened and school was dismissed early in order that the faculty could attend the program meeting of the commercial teacher’s division at the state teacher’s convention which was held Thursday afternoon in the Sunday school rooms of the First Baptist church, Mrs. D. T. Faulkenberry and Mrs. J. A. Merritt attended the evening meeting and also the reception. Mrs. … Continue reading Draughon’s News

Rites Today For Last of Six Killed

Funeral services for L. C. Grant, one of the six Columbia men, all railroad workers, who were killed Wednesday night when two through freight trains collided headon at Spartanburg, will be conducted at 11 o’clock this morning from Wesley Memorial Methodist church by the Rev. T. R. Reid, pastor. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, Chester. Funeral services for the other five, C. R. Holcomb, … Continue reading Rites Today For Last of Six Killed

Spartanburg Train Crash Hearing Today

Spartanburg, March 20 – (AP)- Southern railroad officials tomorrow will conduct a formal hearing in an effort to fix responsibility for the head-on collision of two through freight trains at the foot of Glendalyn avenue here Wednesday night in which six crewmen were killed. Tracks were cleared of wreckage by 12:30 p.m. today and the first passenger train to operate over the route since the … Continue reading Spartanburg Train Crash Hearing Today

Service Today For 5 Victims Of Train Crash

Railroad Investigation Is Started To Fix Blame For Fatal Wreck Funeral services for five of the six railroad men killed in a crash of Southern Railway freight trains at Spartanburg Wednesday night were to be conducted today as investigations to determine the cause of the wreck proceeded. Those killed in the wreck were C. R. Holcomb, 56, engineer; L. B. McCord, 58, engineer; L. C. … Continue reading Service Today For 5 Victims Of Train Crash

Five Columbia Trainmen Die In Crash of Freight Trains

Another Man Also Killed In Wreck At Spartanburg Bodies of five Columbians who were killed in a freight train collision at Spartanburg last night were returned here today. Meanwhile, Southern Railway officials from Columbia and Greenville were in Spartanburg investigating the headon collision of two heavily loaded freights that resulted in the death of six persons. The bodies of four men were not recovered until … Continue reading Five Columbia Trainmen Die In Crash of Freight Trains