The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on June 30, 1923 · Page 22
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 22

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, June 30, 1923
Page 22
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PACE SIX. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. SATURDAY, JUNK 30, 192J 'Careful Crossing Campaign" Fostered by (he Railroads Santa Fe Will Take War on Reckless Driving at Grades to Civic Clubs With Plea For Co-operation—Enormous Toll is Token Each Year. The Santa iFn, through Its safely Jo- . aartmont, la malting a special effort tn place before Chambers of Commerce, (lommorclal, notary, Klwanla,, Square Circle anil other orAani- IMMOUK the mibject of public hJ^hway automobile accidents as a t«m of the natlou-.w ido "Careful CroSHina Campaign." This plan ha* neon agreed upon, accordiuK io Inaiah Hale. Biilety mi )>iu 'l7>}on/Ient, because it alforiU a mcan/i of irci/lny the most publicity po-Hlblo. "WV are p,olnt; to depend upon our cnclueerH, conductors and other em­ ployes to present thin message to these, organization* in their home towns.' said Mr. Mai.'. "There Is not a division on tee system tlie jierwnttet of which Moos not include probably more than one man who can present this matter in an intelligent and forceful manner, ami make it all the more el'- fec.ttvc of a personal ao- enabil-anee wi;h their audiences. The stigcestion itself caine from one of i.ur oiiKlueers on the Plains division." Sam? Plan as Last Year. The Careful Crossing Campaign' i;» being c. mluctod along the lines as the campaign last year. It Is again In charge of the surety miction of the American Itivilwny association, of which Mr. ifale is chairman. The campaign was opened .lime 1 and will continue until September 30. "Cross Crowd nj? Cautiously" 1« afjaln tlio campaign slogan and posters, showing: a viv:d pletuiv of the occupant!, cf a lari^e motor car being hurJe 1 to destruction before a monster pass^mer ! train locomotive, all borau .40 the I driver d!<t not "Stop, 1 ,00b nud Listen,' Uiroatrnln belnp used. On the other side of the truck 1M another car whhh has been stopped within the lately 7.0110. "in thirty y-oars our cour'.ry's population has increased t',8 per cent," said Mr,"Hale, "I'lvtal railroad high- u'a.v t TOHH 1; IK accidents have increased 34T> per cent, and injury cn^co. fc>t per cent, These disproportionate Increases »re entirely due to tlio use of the automobile. During tfhe year 11122, according to the N'utlonul Automobile Chamber of Commerce, and Automotive Industries, " ( e27,0ou ears and trucks wore produced, making a total registration December 111, Heiii, «I 12,357,372 cars, or about one tor | every nlno of our population. The J 1B22 Increase in production waa about 24 per cent. In (he -same year the railroad traffic as expressed by car loadings Increased 11.16 per cent. "In ilvo years, 9,101 persons were killed and 24,208 were Injured at railroad highway crossings In tlio United States. A Modern Problem. "The automobile at tlio railroad highway erossJng presents a modern problem. it niuet lie met with fairness to tlio public and the railroads. "The Weal solution of raHroad highway crosslnK Occidents Is elimination their full rtuty tn warning of the ap-j jiroach ot itr-alns. "The railroads lravo learned the value of oifp-iisetl efforl for nataty, throutrh tha redaatfon of doaths of flm- ployos on duty from 4,3f>4 in 1907 to 1,440 In 1921, by tar the lowest record slnc.o 18S8. Thlg result- hae boon achieved notwithstanding a larger force of employes during the year 1921. "Railroad employes as a whole have imoueatlonrvlily developed it Ulfthcr decree of care In lhe*portorman«o of their duties. "As education In and discussion of safety ma'tters are renjKynnlble for the becoming a popular form of oomnuml- oatkm between commercial houses. Moonlight schools aro established In 22 states of thjs country. CROSS CROSSING* CAUTIOUSLY Roast 61hs. 6 CboRecl Electrically 51bs.4oz. Cooked tlieOfdinaryVay 4Its.8oz. Eliminate Shrinkage Perfectly cooked food— More Time Less Labor of the crowu'iiRs. Th/is Is not attainable with 251.500 Krado level crossings on Crass 1 railroads alone, and tite-ir removal at the ratio of 4S. r » per year. C-enorRUpns will he required to wipe them out.'" The expense muitt not bo overloolf-ed. bMfty thousand dollars per crossing Is 11 conservative avors-Ke estimate for such work, the city cost. being vastly Ulgher than the rural.; This would Involve an expenditure ofi $12,600,000,000 all of wbioYi would ha! non-revenue producing, the burden fallinp upon ithe taxpayers and the railroads. "A substantial and immediae remedy can be found elsewhere. Its sim- plieit}' encourages hope of attainment. Its 1 practicability warrants effort. It is just a matter ol native convmon care by the railroads and the travelers upon the highway. There are duties devolving upon the railroads In Indicating the presence of railroad highway crossings, keoplnjr such crossings In Rood condition for travel, and seeing to it that railroad employes do Rratifyins results obtained In employo c.r.^'S, It is logical to assume that od oration o£ the traveling public to the exercise ot it reasonable degree ot care when approaching and passing over railroad crossings will likewise have a pood effect In reducing such accidents." # scenic wonder-fhe ,'y, far • LXCUl'SlOTt : purer LEE BRAND Hearts of Grapefruit ^ cold from. Ihc ice box, arc surely delicious—perfect sections, fruity ami flavorful. ami so easy to serve. Af Your Grocer's GRAPEFRUIT UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE MAKES GREAT STRIDES IN ENGLAND. I/ondon.—Esperanto tbo universal language, Is making much headway in England anions the commercial elasnes. The British Esperanto Association, organized in., the Interests of furthering the language in Croat Britain, has grown by leaps and bounds- Tlio association has about 16.000 active members, and classes are hold in I-ondon seven times a week. Hundreds ot yiupils have already graduated from the courso and readily find positions translating the leaguage for use on the continent, where it is now '4 Everything cooked automatically A style for every size kitchen The best ranges made BUY NOW BUY NOW BUY NOW Last Week of Free Installation on Ranges. Priced $67.50 Up. BUY NOW BUY NOW United Water, Gas & Electric Co. PHONE 780 P UEBLO ft* Cotemay to Sai\ /sA£e'/$tatio/\a/fores/- Bring Your Family to Colorado's Mountains— and Camp A fow'bours will bring you over good motor roads to Pueblo and Ban Isabel— Colorado's vii'Blti Mountain l'Vivetil. Hero you can pitch your camp by a tumbling str».am and enjoy a rusiful, upbuilding, invigorating vacation. It's cool all summer long. Sound refreshing sleep comes every night. You'll find fishing, hiking--auy mountain sport—to enjo}'. Cbooso from a tliuusaiul camp sites, yours without charge. Writu for eompleto tn- tcnnatlon, T HE LITTLE l.hi.) Dads swcatei! and sweltered in the sttiffj- off:. >;s of Potvville. For days and days, there had been 110 rain. There had been no clouds in the sky, save white, fleecy ones. 110 larger than a man's hand. The grass on the lawns in Dooville was turning brown and the geraniums in the flower beds were withering: from the beat. On the highroad, leading; from the village, and on the, streets, the dust lay incites deep. The weeds and the grass on the roadside ami all of the fences were covered with dust. With every little puff ot wind the dust would drift into the widow Walone'.s kitchen. It would settle on her pantry shelves and on her dishes. Doctor--Sawbones decided that this would never do and that is how is happened that Dooville got a really for truly street sprinkler,. Doctor Sawbones gave Nicholas Nutt the job of sprinking the streets. Nicholas made a very large, and very strong cart. Oil the cart wheels, Nicholas^ mounted a very, very large barrel. Nicholas filled the barrel with water, hitched.. Tiny to the carl and started down Main street with the water squirting out behind. Never bciorc. hvi^ JUM* -little Doo Dads seen a street sprikler. They wow: delighted! for the day was hot, .the water was cool, and the sprinkler wa» as good as a shower bath. Poor FlannelfeeTlias been trying to keep the little rascals from getting drenched, but he is almost ready to give it up as a bad' job. Roly and Poly are in the thick of it and are having a perfectly gloriotig time. Poor Mr. Grouch I He came down town with a new pair of shoc3, a new pair of trousers and a 3hiny new cane. Me. started to turn the corner just as the sprinkler came by. Poor Mr. Crouch!, He is soaked and he has broken the shop window with his hard old head.. Sleepy Sam was vending lemonade. If he doesn't awaken soon, he will have no lemonade left and the little Doo Dad is liable to burst. Oh, we hope that nothing so serious will happen' The two old chaps on the window seat are laughling at Mr, Grouch. They don't like Mr. Grouchtve/y well. Doctor Sawbones appears pleased with the street sprinkling department. Tiny seems quite well pleased with his job and Nicholas seems to be quite contented. Nicholas will get twenty new, shiny coppers. > 1 expect he has promised Tiny that lie will buy 1 him a new collar, :•.; • • \ . '- : . ' . -.. • ' '.

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