Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 22, 1959 · Page 41
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 41

Pampa, Texas
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Sunday, February 22, 1959
Page 41
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Express 1 Enters 75th tear As International Trolley '' -fit t*fe« Inferiirttiofifl! |ASO, Tex. (UFty --The fJuarez trolley car, popu- illsd Ihe ."Tortilla Ex- (Amoved Into its 75th year ufbe as the only intemalion- Fstcar in the United Stales Iftmth. ('streetcar, now operated by City Lines, made II 9 first rom fcl Paso to Juarez on ].-,, 1884. It was pu11»d over Vooden bridge spanning the Rio de by a robust and loyal named "Dixie." iGutllermo Rojas Gonzalez, iiarez historian and newspaper plumnlst, said that was when the Vnimal Traction Co." put the vst "Irsrivia de muHtfts" (mule- Irawn streetcar) into service over [ie first wooden bridge linking El and Juarez. clore the bridge was built, El [so's floating population of ox Hols, sandbaggers and Indian Inters as well as more settled Isidents who patronized Uncle Dowell's Whiskdy, Poker and ffiblio Opinion Club made their to Juarez by ferryboat when the river was high or by wfldlng, when it wasn't, he said, j fcx-So1rtt*f Ran Cut j t>on Jose Nativldad Valeniuela, i a Juaraz pioneer who rode on the first mule-drawn car, said he re-; membered a driver named, "Charles" who won the friendship! of Mexican patrons of the line. He said Charles, a portly man with mutton chop whiskers, was a former Confederate soldier "gallant but respectful with women and always willing to help children and invalids get on the car." Charles, he said, drove a street- par pulled by a mule he called i "Dixie." I "Charles or "Chale" as we ! called him, was always kind to 'Dixie and the mule responded by making all time points on schedule," Don Jose said. He said Jan. 10, 1902, was a sad day for streetcar riders In Juarez. Drivers Did Marketing "On that day the mule cars made their last runs," he said. "My countrymen, many with leafs In their eyes, watched them go and waved goodly saying: 'Adlos" tranvias de mulilas. Ya vienfin los electricos.' (Goodbye, mule r-ars, here come the electric ones.)" Tom Prior, assistant superintendent of El Paso City Lines, said that in the days of the mule cars drivers often did \the daily marketing for women along the line. "The schedule depended on the amount of marketing the drivers had to do," he paid. Prior said the cars were "somewhat: larger than a piano box and drawn by small Spanish mules with bells jingling from their necks." Now 15 streamlined streetcars, each driven by eight electric motors, carry an estimated 20.000 passengers daily over a 3.1 mile route running from El Paso's "LHtle Chihuahua" district through the business section of Juarez. Slri-<Mcar<t Loaded Passengers who board the streetcar in El Paso pay 10 cents for their international ride. But persons getting on in Juarez pay mn BIRMINGHAM, Am. (UPi) i tour- engine Delta Airlines ! set ftn unofficial fH£M record j frorrt Dallas, f ex. to Birmingham I Wednesday of one hour and 27 minutes. It flew at speeds up to 600 miles pef hour. THB FAMPA 1M1W WBWS SUNDAV, FEimUAftV 98, 1980 .D* MOOIJ SAN DIEGO, Calif. Mrs. Earl Rhodes, 65, who grabbed a gun and chased two would-be robbers from her store Saturday told police they wire ^wearing western-style bandanas AI masks. I /"I just wasn't in the mood to 'play cowboy," she said. WAVfD f,*NN ffttJRSf ON. above, has been added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Criminals." Thurstofi, 29, is sought for unlawful flight to avoid confinement in Portland, Ore., for armed robbery and assault. Me is 5 feet, 8 \k inches tall and weighs 135 to 145 pounds, with medium brown hair and hazel eyes. He bears a 1'.4-inch scar under left eyebrow, appendectomy scar, and triangular scar below left kneecap. CAUTION: Thurston has used firearms in robberies and has escaped from custody on three occasions. He should be c«nsidered armed and dangrrous. Any person with information concerning this fugitive should notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., or the nearest FBI office. I mjLt, n\u, ATLANTA (UPI) — A bill in the state Legislature would require the use of electric buzzers or canvas flaps to be used in driving cattle. Too many bruises on the beef has been costing Georgia cattlemen more than a million dollars a year. Read The New* Classified Ads. COLD ROD—No roads art tieeded for this winter motorcycle. Inventor Reidar Berg of O$ld, Norway, astride the bike, added » sH to the front wheel andt tracked belts to two fear wheels. WALL— covering the Korean armistice talks, still going only 15 centavos (less than three' cents). i | Motormen aren't required to !speak Spanish. But most do. They: also act as conductors and make change in both U.S. and Mexican, .money. The streetcars are built; .\.n seat 75 persons. They usually j carry 125, and even more during rush hours. Prior said a celebration marked the streetcar's switchover from mule power to electricity fi7 years ago. He said a mule named Man- fly, one of the old streetcar company's oldest employes, made her last trip that day but for once she wasn't pulling the car. : "Instead she rode in slate in a coach specially prepared for her," Prior said. "And along with her went a 12-piece McGinty band and officials of El Paso and Juarez." SHIP KKAKKTJ SUNK REYKJAVIK, Iceland (UPIl— The lighthouse service vessel Hermociur was missing and feared sunk off southwest Iceland today with 32 men aboard. Authorities said the 200-ton vessel foundered in a storm Saturday. San Francisco hosted 289 conventions in 1957 with 183,278 visitors who spent more than $75 million in the City by the Golden Gate, according to the San Fran- 1 Cisco Chamber of Commerce. I 1 .- We're Proud to Present: OPAL STKVKXS Manager OPAL im Credit Mgr OKA B. KLK.M As*t. Credit Mgr. "ITS IN THE BOOK" . I. the SE^RS-ROEBUCK Catalogue, that is. SEARS is proud of their complete and convenient merchandise ordering service and want you to meet our employees who bring you this service in Pampa. SEARS-ROEBUCK CO. MO i-33(H AUVIS Sale* Clerk g*Je» Clerk EMPLOYEES VALUES < We Salute Our Employees During Employe Jamboree H. M. Mrs. Marie Sutton Glvim Dawson Kobtsrt L. Alfortl Mrs. J. I'. June* Carol Dirii'ksuu Konnle Martin llwrle* B. I uuk Texas Furniture Company Quality Home Furnishings

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