Swift Hooper

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Swift Hooper - AT GRADE CROSSINGS. Swift Hooper of...
AT GRADE CROSSINGS. Swift Hooper of Winston-Salem, N. C, for nearly 40 years an engineer of the Southern Railway and at one time one of the engineers of the noted Fast Mail, No. 97, the memory of which flying train lives in song and story, expresses the opin ion that the stop law for grade crossings passed by the North Carolina Legislature several years ago has greatly reduced the number of crossing accidents. Admitting that while many pay no heed to the law, the majority of motorists, byreason of the fact that it is the law, exercise more care and caution than they otherwise would ex ercise at crossings. And Mr. Hooper is correct. Motonne frequently in North Carolina one observes that the cars tagged N. C. as a rule do not halt on approaching the grade crossing, but cars from outside States do. Nevertheless the dare-devil speed in getting by the crossings is not in evidence by the motorists who do not stop. This stop law is a measure that should be enacted by the South Carolina General Assembly. Spartanburg Journal.

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  1. The Cherokee Times,
  2. 07 Dec 1925, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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