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April 18, 1940

Kentuckians Realize Profit on 10 Mile Long Railroad

        Cadiz, KY –(UP) – Its name is almost as long as the road, old-timers in this home state of Casey Jones say, but the Cadiz railroad continues to make its own way and profitably serve the shippers who send freight rolling over its 10 mile of line.

            Long after the nation’s larger railroading concerns had acquired the myriad short roads with such names as Paragould Southeastern, Jonesboro, Leachville and Arkansas Southern, the Cadiz railroad continues to operate independently.

            For the 37th consecutive year the corporation finished in the black.

            It’s a wonder that museums haven’t made offers for the two engines that roll over the rails each day for even the engineers and fireman of the little “iron horses” admit that they are something to smile at when compared with the modern streamliner.

            W.D. Mitchell. Who was employed in 1902 to run one of the engines says there’s never been a wreck on the Cadiz line and “the road’s really too short to let the engine out and see what it will do”.

            Mitchell, incidentally, now is building a home from parts of old coaches.

            General Manager, W.C. White says the Cadiz line, which connects the Trigg county seat with the village of Gracy is not the shortest in the country. There’s a line near Tulsa, Okla., only seven miles long.

            White is the grandson and the namesake of the founder of the Cadiz line and he says that fundamentally, operating a railroad like this one differs only slightly with running New York Central and Southern Pacific, “with the exception that the general manager here has a few more odd jobs to perform.

            But the Cadiz line differs from many other railroads in the American Shortline Association in that it was built entirely by local capital and always has been locally owned.

            The last spike was driven in 1902 and then Mitchell and Thomas S. Shaw went to work as engineers. Shaw died several years ago. His daughter, Bid and White constitute the office space.

            Timber always has been the chief freight item leaving Cadiz on the pioneer line.

 

 

Lawless Cancer Growth Doubted by Pathologist

        Philadelphia - - (UP) – A new method for studying living cancer cells was described to the college physicians by Dr. Baldwin Luke. University of Pennsylvania pathology professor.

            Dr. Luke said he took a bit of tissue from the kidney of a frog which had cancer inserted the tissue into the eye and looked through the transparent cornea with a microscope.

            “The common belief that cancer is lawless growth was not borne out by my observations.” he said. “Cancer tissue has definite patterns of growth, which are determined by physical environments.”

            Dr. Luke also explained how he photographed bits of tissue at intervals with motion picture camera and later projected then on a screen with the film running at regular speed. The motion of the cells he said, ordinarily too slow to be observed was visible.