Train Crew Bushwacked, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-12


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Train Crew Bushwacked KNOXVILLE, Term, May 11 UP.— Two white collar crewmen on southern railway trains were "bushwacked" by rifle fire today in the first reported violence in the strike of southern firemen. Striking firemen countered with charges that they had been stoned. One shot pierced the steel cab of a freight train as it waited to enter the picket-lined John Sevier yards, but spent itself before striking the hip of the engineer. About 20 minutes later, a second shot rang out from a brush-lined right-of-way in the same vicinity, ripping through the coat sleeve of a supervisory officer acting as a switchman for a yard engine. Neither man was hurt.

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