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    SABOTAGE ON A FLORIDA RAILWAY - THE SECOND CASE IN FIVE DAYS. TO HALT THE?

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    SABOTAGE ON A FLORIDA RAILWAY - THE SECOND CASE IN FIVE DAYS. TO HALT THE VIOLENCE LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE CALLED ON PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO SEND IN FEDERAL FORCES, OR TO CLOSE THE RAILWAY UNTIL ITS YEAR-OLD-STRIKE IS SETTLED.

    THE LATEST OUTBREAK OCCURRED EARLY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) MORNING AS AN 85-TRUCK TRAIN WAS ENTERING THE TOWN OF NEW SMYRNA BEACH. A DYNAMITE BLAST DERAILED THE DIESEL ENGINE, 14 TRUCKS AND IGNITED A PROPANE GAS TANKER - SENDING FLAMES SHOOTING HUNDREDS OF FEET INTO THE AIR.

    LAST SUNDAY THE LINE - THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY - HAD ANOTHER FREIGHT TRAIN DYNAMITED JUST NORTH OF MIAMI. RAILWAY UNION WORKERS ARE OUT ON STRIKE BECAUSE THE COMPANY REFUSES TO PAY A WAGE RISE AGREED BY OTHER MAJOR AMERICAN COMPANIES, AND THE LINE IS BEING OPERATED WITH NON-UNION LABOUR.

    A UNION SPOKESMAN, APPEALING TO THE UNKNOWN SABOTEURS, SAID THE DISPUTE "MUST BE SETTLED PEACEFULLY, NOT BY THE LAWS OF THE JUNGLE". HE SAID THAT IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULD NOT PROVIDE RAIL PATROLS STOPPING THE VIOLENCE, THE INTER-STATE COMMERCE COMMISSION SHOULD ORDER THE RAIL COMPANY TO STOP ITS OPERATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLGY6KZN0QS9QBEEA5FWI54G0
    Media URN:
    VLVADLGY6KZN0QS9QBEEA5FWI54G0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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