THE LAW: Man's Worth

In Oklahoma's Creek County Superior Court last week, a jury of seven women and five men awarded $650,000* in damages, to be paid by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, to onetime Glass Plant Worker John R. Edwards, 55. In March 1956 a Katy train plowed into the Edwards family Chevrolet at a crossing in Tulsa. There were no warning signals. The engineer blew no whistle, was traveling 35 m.p.h. in a 25 m.p.h. zone. Edwards suffered a broken ankle, ribs and jaw plus a severe brain injury that brought on mental degeneration with slipbacks at times to the mentality of a...

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