Friday, October 18, 1940 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Page 13, col. 2

Crossing light flashes instead of wigwag urged

Ottawa, Oct. 17 (CP).—Adoption of the flashing light system in place of wig-wags and bells for protection of railway crossings was advocated by railroad and highway representatives in a day-long conference to-day. Supporters of the flashing light system said it "would be just as efficient and a good deal easier to operate" than the system now in vogue. Minutes of the conference will be submitted to the Board of Transport Commissioners. A spokesman for the board said it probably would be some time before a final decision could be reached.