Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 24, 1957 · Page 78
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 78

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
Page 78
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE San Francisco Bay Ferry Service May Be Eliminated SAN FRANCISCO — That ferryboat ride across San Francisco Bay which thousands of visitors remember so well soon may be a thing of the past. The Southern Pacific Railroad, which operates the ferries to bring passengers from the east into San Francisco, plans to ask the Interstate Commerce Commission for permission to abandon the colorful vessels. San Francisco, on a peninsula, cannot be approached from the east by train because of the-bay. Passengers leave the confinement of their cross-country trains at an Oakland, Calif., pier and step onto bridges and Alcatraz and. Treasure Islands. Recently the Southern Pacific took ilie ferry Eureka out of service ind donated it to the San Francisco Maritime Museum to be preserved as a monument to the century of San Francisco bay fer- ~ies. Two vessels remain in service, the San Leandro and the Berkeley. IF SP's request to abondon them is granted by the ICC, train'pas- sengers will be transported from Oakland to San Francisco across the great Bay Bridge in buses. In Gold rush days the ferrfes were one of San Francisco's main thousands of commuters were made alert for their jobs by the ocean breezes sweeping in through the Golden Gate and across the ferry decks where -they stood or sat on the way to work. Then when the two "impossible" bridges, the towering Golden Gate suspension and the eight-mile Oakland-San Francisco steel span, .vere completed, ferry crossings became part of "the good old days" and a "tourist attraction." Still, to this, day, .hundreds of ; businesses. They were the only the open decks of the ferries, j means of communication and trav- There they are greeted by el between the various settlements the Pacific Ocean's salt air and the around the bay. magnificient view of San Francisco's skyline of great buildings, Paddle-wheer commerce-on the bay increased until the 1930's when -fr\ In tfep with the ••* \y i, xe Shoe Repairing — Hat Cleaning yoi 4 Merry Cbrljimas! Peppas Bros. 322 Fourth Street Cere's hoping your Christmas gifts include good health, good fellowship and good cheer! Happy holiday to all! LOGANSPORT BUILDING & LOAN 319 E. Market Next to State Theatre We hope that your Christmaj will be a merry one, bringing you the best of everything you desire. Briggs Electric Co. "Wcstinghoiise Complete Line" 203-205 Fifth Street Dial 4401 San Franciscans make an annual or semi-annual trip across on bhe ferry just for the feeling it gives Ihem about their city. During World War II, the ferries were pressed i:ito military service and could be seen daily shuttling carog, and freight cars around the harbor. The railroad says it doesn't like to see the ferries go, because they have been a part of the lil'e ot the San Francisco Bay for such a long time. But the SP says efficiency and economy have spelled "finis" for the historic boats on w^ose decks few could walk without feeling some sense of poetry. Still — San Francisco's cable cars have frequently been called an obsolete, expensive and inefficient means of transportation. 8ut whenever the doom-sayers ap- May all the joy$ of this Holiday Season be your si Hupp's Market 515 19th St. "Curlcy" Hupp, Prop. JAMES 1. BARNES CONSTRUCTION CO. and Employees ,'surfaced floor covering. These fin-1 crack. Amid the gay greetings and packages, too, We send our best wishes For Christmas to you! KAIN MOTOR SERVICE DONATO'S RESTAURANT CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY Junction 35 and 24 Dial 2742 . e re entering the Holiday scene with sincere thanks and the Season's best wishes to all our patrons •whose good will and confidence we value so highly. Wayne Myers Steel Building Sales, Inc. Stran-StccI Buildings and U.S. Steel Homes Top College Hill On Old Royal Center Pike—Plionc 2397 f^totfeTt^ cable » °» »°< ™,™". '"^ «-|Wf "» «" •*• * t« ffl c spots andtho"cinkies"stiU g oclan k in S :»-l°L P fr± n ±r^r™":!rlr ay ° aUSC '"' C ° VC ""« to up Powell Street. Perhaps someone will come to the defense of the ferries. After all, if either of the two great j bridges were put out of commis- mission. San Franciscians would !ie in trouble without the ferry boats. We hope you hove a very defighiful Chrie surrounded by devoted family and CITIZEN'S COAL & SUPPLY CO. ami EMPLOYES <ziv\a\j the. iLitnlkij and Kajiftintn. oj- ^oijoui dkiiikmai <£taicn [cut you j-o-it Jliii — a oui good vciin. to out. tna.nu LouaL auikcms.il wnon wi naat 10 injoy&d uwlnql Val-U Frocks Corner Fourth and Market FISHER FUNERAL' HOME EXTENDS C M£UMI u mmh. :FROM THE FISHER FAMILY PATRICIA ANN FISHER EMPLOYEES

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