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. And 0. Agent At Harpers "errj Awarded Courtesy Prize , Former Mayor Lewis D. Njchols. Ine of Harpers Ferry's best-known litizens. has received the Federa- on for Railway Progress 1 employe i/ard for October for his courtesy the traveling public, i Nichols has for years been ,the Baltimore and Ohio station agent It Harpers Ferry. The presentation of a $25 U. S. Savings bond Ind a gold lapel emblem was made to him by C. T. Williams, superintendent of the B. and O.'s Cum- Tierland division. The Harpers Ferry man has long Â·een known as one of the rail- load's most obliging employes. The kews has called him on numerous Occasions largely regarding Poto- Jnac river conditions, since there Is an official gauge at Harpers Ferry showing the river depth, |tnd ho has always been most help- The October issue of the Baltl- iore and Ohio Magazine reprints story from Railway Progress .lagazme of the award to Nichols. [t says in part: One day not long ago an elderly Ll um walked into the Baltimore and Jhio Railroad station at Harper's 'erry, West Virginia, and looked lewilderedly around. The train on vhich he had arrived was already mlling out of the station. When Station Agent L D. Nic- icls inquired if he could be of ,elp, it turned out that the passen- [er was a Spanish-American War 'eteran en route to the Veterans Ibspital at Martinsburg a few iles away, who had got off the .in at Harpers Ferry by mis- Â«,.ce. Nichols, remembering that his .vife was driving to Martinsburg that day, hurriedly called home, jnd m a short time the "lost" passenger was on his way by car. "He seemed pretty nervous," ;aid the fifty-eight-year-old agent, 'and I hated to see him have to wait for the next tiain." That's typical of Lewis Nichols who was winner of FRP Employe E ward for October, x x x Nichols, who serves as a corn- nation station agent, telegrapher and mail clerk, is always interested in the passengers who pass through the small B and O station near the spot where John Brown made his famous raid in 1859. "It's the small things not always in the line of duty that people appreciate," he says, "and that make their traveling a little more pleasant." Nichols has been with the B. and ,. for thirty-eight years, with the ixception of time out for overseas Iprvice with the army during orld War I. He started out as a ;elegrapher, became a station [agent, and when the B. and O. eliminated a telegrapher's position at Harpers Ferry last year, Nichols was reclassified as an agent- telegrapher, and went back to pounding a bug after thirty years With looking after the station, selling tickets, and handling com- Imunications and block signals, [Nichols sta^s pretty busy, but ever too busy to be polite and Jlpful to passengers. He often gets taxis for incoming passengers, and has often been known to help out stranded passengers financially. "Only once," says Nichols, "have I failed to get my money back." And the gemal station agent will go to any length to help people. Take the time, for instance, when a lady drove her husband to the station to catch a train, came back from seeing him off to find that her car had a flat tire. Nichols pitched in, had the tire changed in a matter of minutes. Nichols was nominated for this month's award by Dr. Francis A. Smith of Buffalo, N. Y. "He did not know that I was a member of the FRP," Dr. Smith wrote, "but he acted from a natural willingness to be helpful and I am sure this atitude of his creates goodwill for the railroads in those who have contact with him." Nichols, who is a native of Harpers Ferry, lives with his wife in the town. They have three daughters and three grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth "Dukie" Ruczko is following in her father's footsteps as a teletypist at the B. and O.'s offices in Washington. During the past war Nichols worked 1,778 straight days without a day off. Since the end of the war he has had a little more time to himself, and spends a great deal of it taking an active part in community affairs. He was elected to thÂ» town council in 1933, and served as may,or' of Harpers Ferry from 1937-49. And local citizens say he makes as good a public official as he does a station agent. BOY SCOUTS RESCUED SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 25 Three chilly, but otherwise unharmed. Boy Scouts were rescued from stop Big Mountain on the "Old Mormon Trail" early today after spending the night trapped on the peak by a blizzard. Salt Lake County Sheriff's deputies and State Police officers found the ,Salt Lake City youngsters safe in a makeshift shelter. They were huddled around a camp fire which their scoutmaster had built before striking out cross- mountain to obtain help. Nearly one-third of the sky visible from the U. S. has been photographed and recorded out to a distance of 350 million light years. Cheaper Pork And More Beef On Way CHICAGO, Nov. 25--fP}-- Cheaper pork and more beef te on the way to your butcher, the American Meat Institute said today. A seasonal spurt in the amount of pork coming to market has dropped the wholesale price of that meat 20 per cent (about $4.50 a hundred pounds) below the August level, fee Institute Â«Â«id. "Outstrndimj (price) declines have occmred particularly in the case Of pork loins," said the AMI. "This popular cut during the week just closed had declined on the basic Chicago market a total of about 22 per cent since midsummer." The AMI said a "better volume of better beef is beginning" because many feeders producing finer grades of cattle have resumed operations. It said these YOU WANT OR FAST SJPJC1 PRIVACY %* Loons up to $1500 GENERAL ACCEPTANCE C O R P O R A T I O N 244 No. Market, at Third Telephone Frederick 2791 ' ^^ It's Yonr Birthday. Thank Your Mother Send your mother flowÂ»rÂ» on youf birthday . . . thank her for her lev- ing ear* and inspiration in your life. ZIMMERMANS FLORIST Phone 1251 -- College Ave. started producing again after Congress denied rollback authority to tht Offic* of Price Stabilization. Diekerson Soldier's Body Arrives lu U. S. The body of Cpl. Claude H Belcher, Dickerson, arrived m Sari Francisco aboard the Allegheny Victory on Sunday. Cpl Belcher's body will be sent to the Hilton Funeral Homo in PoolewHl* with nn escort. The Dickcrioii mnn was with thÂ« 38th ReKuncnl of the Second Division In KOI en. Ho survived multiple wounds in November, 1950. He wns relunu'd to action In January of 1951 and reported ml.ssmjj in action in April. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Jarncs W. Belchrr were informed that he had beim killed in action in July. Arrangements for tuiioral M-I v- lees have not yet boon definitely made. Essoheat Fuel Oil Kerosene MONOCACY OIL COMPANY Phone 365 Frederick, Md. Tim NPWH, Frederick, JWd.. Monday, November 88, 19B1 TRREB FIVE CREWMEN KILLED ORCHARD, Idaho, Nov. 7,5, (#)-A westbound Union Pacific freight train crashed into a w a i t i n g eastbound freight here today, piling wreckage 30 feet high *nd killing five crewmen. The impntl toppled a seldom- used coal chute onto the wreckage. Five crewmen, Including the head brakeman of tht eastbound train who had gotten off to help throw a switch, escaped without Injury. NKED POSTMASTER HARPERS FERRY, W. 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