Dugald apology Oct 2 1947 Tribune
We Apologize It has been brought to the notice of The Tribune that Mr. Donald Tedlie, C.N.R. operator at Dugald, has taken exception' to a headline and lead paragraph in The Tribune's report on the Dugald wreck inquiry, published Sept. 24, 1917. The Tribune's headline said: SPECIAL HAD GREEN LIGHT, OPERATOR TELLS HEARING The Tribune's lead paragraph said: The Minakl campers special had a green light, or "proceed' ilgnM In Its favor at the time of the Dugald train wreck, according to testimony given today at the Board of Transport Commissioners inquiry in the law courts building. Mr. Tedlie complains that such a headline and lead paragraph convey the Impression that he had given a wrong signal to the Minaki special, thereby contributing to the accident The Tribune wishes to point out that the evidence before the Board, and aUo as reported In The Tribune, established that signals operated by Mr. Tedlie were correctly operated to govern the movements of the Minakl special under the orders under which It was proceeding. Further, a statement by the C.N.R. exonerating Mr. Tedlie from any responsibility for the accident together with Mr. Tedlle's photograph, was published in The Tribune on Sept. 25, 1947. If the headline and lead complained of by Mr. Tedlie can bear the meaning attributed thereto, then The Tribune unqualifiedly withdraws same and wishes to state that any such suggestion that Mr. Tedlie hBd Improperly operated the signals on such occasion, was incorrect and not Intended. We sincerely regret and apologize for any Inconvenience and embarrassment which may have been thus caused Mr. Tedlie.