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BUS DRIVER IS -1 G1VEU 1UDGMENT L. B. Buckingham is Decreed: Remuneration for Girl's Riding Judgment for $7750 was given LV B. Buckingham of Shlloh in a damage suit he brought against Floyd Fletcher, also of Shlloh, for that amount before Bowman S. Meriwether, justice of the peace, Thursday. The suit Was hotly contested and consumed most of the day. Buckingham sued Fletcher for $7750 which he said Fletcher owed him as a result of having signed a contract to pay for transportation of his daughter to and from the Clarksville high school. Buckingham contended he had bought a truck and equipped, it to convey students back and forth from school, and each of the parents of the twelve chil drenwhom.-heconveye4r contracted to-! pay him $90 for each child per term. Fletcher contended that his daughter, Ann Belle, has attended school only four weeks of the term, and he had; paid Buckingham for five weeks' trans portation. He said the student was in jured by the carelessness of jTdZZlTL T t.u ?Mfri,i and,r0Ugt t6 car .t Sa. :Z 'I r- ' Z?.l,r, speed of 30 miles an. hour. The girl was permanently injured, he charged, by the sudden stopping of the car, her side having been severely wrenched. He contended also that Buckingham had told him after signing the contract that in case of the permanent illness of any of the passengers the parent would be excused from paying the transportation charges. He also argued that the plaintiff should be barred from collecting the transportation charges because of having violated a state statute In not paying a privilege tax to operate his car for hire. The plaintiff answered that he had communicated with the state .comptroller and had been informed that he would not be compelled to pay privilege licenses, that the child was not injured by his carelessness, that he had exercised all due precaution In the safety and comfort of the rmssengers and that he had purchased Me truckand had equipped It for transporting the students on the grounds that all would pay a given amount for the transportation of the passengers, and that he had to undergo the same expenses In operating the truck whether or not the Fletcher girl was a passenger. Attorney General Matt Q. Lyle represented the plaintiff and John S. Daniel was counsel for the defendant.