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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                HfSTORY Afca NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL m THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS and United Press Full Leased Win MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 26 1946 Paper coiuim of Twa Section Oni No 17X TRAIN WRECK DEATH TOLL AT 43 INJURED MARINE REMOVED FROM Photo at injured Marine on stretcher is car ried through a car window after wreck on the Burlington Railroad in Naperville 111 A fireman at right prepares to cover injured man with a blanket AP photo INTERIOR OF WRECKED at right Nose of the Diesel locomotive of the Burlingtons Exposi tion Flyer appears inside the shattered last car of the roads Advance Flyer which it rammed Many of the vic tims perished in this car AP Wirephoto Australia Offers New Spain Probe Plan U N Council Woman Gives Eye Witness Account of Train Crash Fort Maaison Summer Cummings 25 Chicago Friday vnt A t v Pleaded guilty to a charge of bank robbery and received I sentence York pro of life imprisonment for a holdup which netted him S79 Jgain Friday that a United Cummings was arrested in Rock Island III Wednesday night iikU3LlttLia posed again Friday that a United f iiiiAj Liiai a uiuiea lyuummigs was arresreu m Jtock Island III Wednesday Rations secunty council subcorn 36 hours after bank branch office at nearby Denmark lowi was mittee investigate Franco Spain robbed by a gunman Tuesday morning He confessed the crime late Thursday and was brought here to and the delegates then adjourned until Monday for weekend consul tations with their governments with Russia alone still opposed to any sort of inquiry I think I made myself clear A Gromyko soviet delegate told came as a surprise and required newsmen as he walked to his Km only a few minutes The law reads ousinc Gromyko Thus it appeared that soviet Russia would stand its ground againstthe new resolution unless Gromykos position is reversed by new instructions over the week end from Moscow It was indicated that Poland and France would back the Ans fralian proposal for a subcom mittee of 5 members to inquire into the charges against Spain and to report back to the council as soon as it deemed practical Hodgson told the council he had been successful in his attempts to find a compromise with the French delegate Henri Bonnet and the Polish delegate Dr Oscar Lange The resolution stated specifical ly that it was the dutyof the council and not the subcommittee to decide what should be done about Franco Spain Hodgson pointed out however that the proposal gave the sub committee wide powers to decide where and how the inquiry is to be made The Hodgson move Friday was the result of overnight efforts to arrive at a formula that migrht enable the delegates for once to render a unanimous decision but Russia has come out against any inquiry or investigation that a bank robber must be sen out Thursday lencefl to life imprisonmenl or not ss than 10 years Although the robber was said by his victim to have worn in his lapel a service mans discharge butlon Lee county officials said he was not an exservice man They said he had been released from jail here last January after serving a term for the theft of S900 from his mother Mrs Lu cille Buffutn who lives here His divorced wife and 2 children also live here leiicen to me rnipr against any committee or commis es than in Vear sion investigation of Franco Spain lesslnao w ears with the contention that Spain al ready is a proven menace to peace and that an inquiry would be merely a palliative and excuse for inaction Provision for an in vestigation was retained in the re vised proposal put before the council Friday by Lt Col W E Hodgson Australian delegate Cedar Rapids Union Files Strike Notice Cedar Rapids 15 violations of the companyunion contract the local United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America CIO has filed a 10day notice of an intended strike a spokesman for Laplant Choate manufacturing company has re ported Workers had returned to their jobs at the plant Tuesday follow ing 4 days of what union leaders termed continuous meetings Neither company nor union spokesmen disclosed the specific complaints listed Odds against a perfect hand be ing dealt at a bridge table are 158000000 to one Chicago Bandit Gets Life f m See Russian w W V for Iowa Bank Robbery Objection to Fort Madison Summer fiummimrc Austria iralk Thus within 72 hours Iowas irst bank robbery in nearly 4 years was committed and solved appearance before District Judge James S Burrows came as a surprise and required FIREMEN SAVE 4 FROM FLAMES Smalley Home Gutted at Osage Loss family of 4 including 2 children 3 and 5 were removed from the Maurice Smaley home here at a m Friday when fire gutted the house causing damage estimated at A neighbor saw the blaze ana turned in he alarm the firemen arriving just in time to awaken the family and carry the children o safety The department worked 4 hours before the flames were extin guished Smalley is employed at the Ben Chapman Implement company Weather Report FORECAST Mason Ciiy Clear cool and dry weather Friday night and Sat urday Scattered light frost Fri day night CLARK ClUnriNGS RAISE FUNDFOR INJURED CHILD Osage Tot Lost Eye in Attack by Dog Osage Charitably minded friends in Osage have started rais ing a fund for Tifirlys Evans 1 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Francis Evans who lost her left eye as a result of an attack by the family dog The child is still at Mercy hos pital Mason City where further surgery will be necessary It is feared she will bear deep scars as a result of this accident Doctors are hopeful the right eye can be saved Hospifalizalion and surgery in the future require money the child will be handicapped for life and the family financial status is not sufficient to meet the burden Iowa Mostly clear cool and dry The fund will be used only for weather Friday night and Sat hospital surgical and medical urday with light frost in east care the remainder to be put into portion Friday night a trust fund for the childs educa Minnesota Fair Friday night fol lowed by increasing cloudiness Saturday Not so cool west and continued cool with light frost extreme southeast Fridav night Warmer Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 57 Minimum 34 At 8 a m Friday 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 31 lion Mrs Henry Sonberg of Osage is in charge of the campaign Contri butions may also be made to Rena Jean Tesch Martin Fabricius and Walter E Sheldon at Osage The Evans family lives on a farm north of Osage They came from Dougherty 4 years ago Mrs Evans resided in Plymouth prior to her marriage Show Hitler Documents j Washington Hitlers foot in 4VW11 1UUI ttlilll D private squad Friday jjjast snooc Wintj0ws Buckingham palace 350 yaia away but there was no damage i vi win and last political testament will go chives here Saturday Paris The Big 4 foreign ministers met again Friday after noon to seek agreements on Euro pean peace treaties amid reports that Russia would block any American effort to secure discus sion of the Austrian situation An American informant con firmed that the Russians Thurs day opposed placing Austria on the agenda The Russians how ever raised no objection to discus sion of French demands for de tachment of the Ruhr and Rhine land from Germany this source said Secretary of State Tames T Byrnes conferred British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin more than an hour before the 2nd day of the negotiations started A source in conference circles said that the Russians told the foreign ministers of the United States Great Britain and France Thursday that they realized the seriousness of the Austrian situa tion and felt it needed careful study before being discussed and that they did not believe such a study could be completed in lime for discussion at the present con ference It was understood that the gen eral reparations question for Eu ropean countries other than Ger many would be taken up as the first point on the agenda Russias decision to a 1 1 o w irance to participate in discus sions in Balkan treaties created a fresh atmosphere of optimism tnday as the 4 foreign ministers buckled down to their task of writ ing a new peace for Europe Soviet Foreign Minister VM Molotov unexpectedly reversing a decision he had announced last year at the London foreign minis ters conference said Thursday he had no objection to French ob following is a eyewitness account of EDITORS Thursdays Bur by a Naperville 1 By ROSE HODEL Written for the Associated Press Naperville 111 was out hanging up the clothes for mother and there was one of the streamliners stopped out here Its unusual lor it to stop here unless it has a hot box or something so I stood there and I was watching the men go around and look at the wheels lliey were monkeying arounfl and about that time there was an other train commit and I happened to look up that way and sud denly there was a big crash and everything Hew up in the air I ran over Were right away after the smoke and dust Had dis appeared because you couldnt even get near before that It wa too cloudy with dust and paper and all that flying up from the train I and a few other neighbor girls went over and we stood there and didnt touch anything because we thought wed better not After the Naperville fire department got there we helped people who could walk to homes in the neighborhood We took them to th Shimp home and the Widder home Mrs Silimp was there with me at the time her husbands a fireman and Mrs John Widders husband is a fireman too Of course after the ambulance and the doctors got there we didn t do much because they had nurses there but I did carry water and help the nurses to help the wounded The whole thingr looked to me like one mass of piled up tin In jured people were lyins all around They had an awful time getting them out from the wreckage There was just a little moaning because most of those who were hurt were so badly hurt they didnt know it or were unconscious It took about an hour and a half to get all the injured out The Exposition Flyers engine was right in the rear car of the first train just as if someone had squeezed them together like an accordion It was an awful scene Im very excited and upset Theyre using Kroehlers cafeteria as a hospital now Ive never a crowd in Naperville in all my life and Ive lived here all 21 years of it Its a sight Ill never forget Ive seen bad fires and everything but I never want to see anything like this again Engineer Charged With Manslaughter ADDITIONAL PICTURES ON PAGE 3 NaperviHe 111 rescue workers Friday counted at least 43 dead in a terrific rearend collision of the Burlington railroads westbound fast Exposition Flyer and Advance Flyer Thursday Of 125 persons injured when the Exposition Flyer speed ng at more than 60 miles an hour toward San Francisco the stopped Advance Flyer 31 remained in hos Jitals some m critical condition All but 5 of the dead had been identified fTh engineer of the Exposition Flyer who Burlington railroad ld warning that the preceding train had topped was charged with manslaughter DuPage county officials said however this was a technicality to make certain the engineer would appear at an inquest and that no evidence of laxity had been 11 316 crash of the 2 steel car dieselpowered trains occurred just 31 minutes after they left Chicagos Union station simultaneously at P PST on separate 4 lowans Die in Raiil Wreck Naperville 111 of the passengers killed in the col um nKUC lne j hsion of 2 Burlington trains here made up of 11 coaches and ThUTSflnV haXP honn i auw tuu ttcmia JltllC Thursday have been identified as lowans Six lowans were among the in jured The lowans identified among the reported dead were Fred Robin son C2 of Council Bluffs Mrs P U Mennen of Burlington and Joe Beiitler of Fort Madison or West Point Iowa and Harry VI Long 21 Burlington a former service man discharged last Sept 30 Robinson a well known Coun cil Bluffs automobile man owned the Chieftan Motor Sales com pany lowans among the injured were Thomas Chancy 20 Council Bluffs Iowa condition serious Henry Fabcr 28 Kcokuk con dition not critical Mrs Henry Faher 27 Keokuk hurt badly Mrs AnneHovey Ktokuk not critical Dexter A Sexton IWt Ayr con ditian critical Pfc Raymond Jaeger 21 Bur lington not serious Other dead were Abbott Arthur Berwyn 111 a dining car steward Anderson A H 3403 Laura Ave Lincoln Nebr Brown R V Chicago Boon Delbert Luray Mo Crayton E H S5 Galesburg OFFICERS SEEK NIGHT VANDALS Over 2 Dozen Windows Broken in Osage Orgy OsageOfficers here were In redtirs wjm the Balkan and Fin innUoH land The United States also will sit in without a vote on the discussions on Finland which originally were restricted to Britain and France United States reportedly The asked the ministers to draft treaty assuring independence for Austria and France requested the internationalization of the Ruhr and the detachment of the Rhine land from Germany Molotov objected fo adding these subjects to the agenda on developments which required thorough study official quarters said No vote was taken Annie Blows Up But No Damage Ion ij P Annie German timT bomb which c suddenly started ticking 2 days uuuug uljo ago after resting harmlessly for 5 years in St James park was blown up at the bottom of its 30 shaft by a bomb disposal Iowa Girl Vows Never to Wed GlPoor Husbands She Says Evanston 111 blond Iowa coed who vows she will never marry a G I because they make poor husbands defends that thesis in the finals of an oratorical contest Friday night Helen Braden 20 year old Iowa Wesleyan college senior Thurs day night won her way to the finals of the annual Interstate Oratorical tournament at North 1 western university by pertly de claring I waul my prospective hus band o be able to think for him self rather than sit back and com plain hoping that the government will find the solution in he form of a bonus or a dole In the heat of some raging hell he may have lived a century in a few seconds These are the mo ments he must learn to forget or at least to bury He will know that the real heroes are buried on foreign soil or somewhere in the vestigating what looked like the aftermath of a drunken orgy Fri day morning when more than 2 dozen windows were found broken in various parts of town Twelve windows were smashed in the Washington grade school building 7 in he Congregational church also scattered windows in the John Deere implement build ing the Bell Telephone garage and the Cumberland hotel Blood stains were traced to the hotel Officers thought fists had been used in smashing the wind ows One man was taken into custody Friday morning for questioning Major Finally Gets Own Discharge After Handing Out 33000 Fort Douglas TJiah Earl G Linhart of Bethesda Md has specialized in army discharges for the past 8 months After hand ing out 33000 GI discharges he got his own Thursday vast sea The Oskaloosa Iowa orator then added that GI Joe is lazy hateful uncultured ill mannered and boastful of war exploits Miss Braden said she is not en gaged 111 Chamberlain Charles Chicago Carr Daniel Nathaniel Chicago Conner Everett Eugene South Bend Ind Dickhut Kenneth W San Dieso Cal Flolkoelter Kay Lummis Chi cago Howard Richard E discharged sailor King E A Chicago Lane Albert J 56 Chicago Lett Elza Kenova W Va Lawrence Matthew Escanaba Mich Langen Mrs Mary 45 Quincy Miller Al N 37 Chicago Moos Leo P Moorhead Minn Ralston John Nicholas De Plaines 111 Hohr Abraham 75 Chicago Rohr Mrs Elizabeth Chicago Sherwood E Read Chicago and New Orleans Sromovsky Mr Sophie 29 Ply mouth Pa Voss E H seaman addres unknown Whitehead Bussell L Wey mouth Mass Wiley Mrs A J Chicago Wiley Raudy 2 Chicago Wiley Perry 4 Chicago Yarborough Clifford 58 Alton III Lawrence Mrs Margaret Esca naba Mich wife of Matt Law rence Schutz Emily Lombard 111 Taknshima Lucy student nurse at St Maryshospital Quincy 111 Wilson Mrs Florence State College Pa Collins Mrs Charlotte 71 Han j nibal Mo Farley Mary A Omaha Nebr IOWA YOUTH DIES IN CAR ACCIDENT Knoxville S Dur ham 17 of Fairfield was killed instantly in an automobile acci dent here Thursday night Ralph Zeck 17 and Ralph Ed wards 18 both of Knoxville were severely injured Marion County Sheriff Jim Van Hcmert said the car in which the 3 youths were riding crashed into the rear of a parked truck on a Knoxville side street The top of the car was sheared off the sheriff said Durham is the son of Mrs Sher man Durham They formerly re sided in Knoxville Jap Prison Camp Head Hanged for War Crimes Yokohama UR Japanese Lt Kei Yuri excommandant of the Omuta prisoner of war camp wa hanged on the gallows of Sugami prison at a m Friday He was the first Japanese wa criminal to be executed in Japai proper Yuri was found guilty by an 811 array military tribunal of orderin Pvt Noah C Heard Salinas Cal bayqnetted to death and of per milling Marine Cp James C Pav lokos Chicago to starve to deal in prison He was Ihe 2nd socalled mi nor Japanese war criminal to b tried and convicted by the 8U army court racks but after a few miles moved onto a single center rack with the Advance Flyer vhich ran on a faster schedule ifi 1 e lead The Advance Flyer carrying 50 to 200 passengers in 9 coaches vas bound for Omaha and Lin oln Nebr The Exposition Flyer ying 175 to 200 persons was leaded for San Francisco Two minutes after the Advance Iyer made an unscheduled stop n this village of 5287 a terrific rash roared through the country ide as the Exposition Flyer lowed into the rear of the stalled rain A moment of tragic silence was iroken by screams and crfes for help from the dyine and injured At first there was complete con usion Huge shining passenger oaches were strewn across torn tracks some in langled wreck age The cries the dying came mostly from the rear coach of the Advance Flyer where passengers were trapped Others groped in bewilderment for escape from the mass of steel wreckage Eleven coaches were overturned or left the rails 6 on the Advance Flyer and 5 on the Exposition Fly Through the night hours after lie accident at p m CST search continued for additional bodies This was discontinued at dawn however when searchers were convinced all casualties had been accounted for Workers attempted to remove he debris and restore travel on he main line An emergency line however was set up to allow hrough traffic As Burlington officials pursued heir investigation of the worst iccident In its history and also the Most tragic in the Chicago area stales Attorney Lee Daniels of Ju Page county said a warrant charging manslaughter had been ssued for W W Blainc 68 Galcs Jure III engineer of the Exposi tion flyer Daniels said the action was taken to insure Elaines appear ance at an inquest later into the deaths Daniels said he had inter viewed members of the train crews and found no evidence of laxity The engineer suffered a skull fracture the prosecutor said and will not be arraigned on the man slaughter warrant for at least 2 weeks or until he is released from a hospital where he is under guard His bond was fixed at Daniels said that Elaine for more than 43 years a railroad man told him that just before the collision Fireman E H Crayton warned him he was going to strike the Advance flyer He said Cray ton apparently jumped before the crash and was killed Elaine however stayed at his throttle as his train sped toward the stalled Advance flyer The Ex position flyers silver nose plowed into the rear coach and for a fleet ing moment appeared to stagger in the air tear through the roof then plunge with terrific force upon the floor and trucks of the car Its force was not spent and it continued on through 3i of the length of the rear coach ripping its top spreading it wide and in flicting death and injury to most of its occupants Elaine suffered cuts on the head and was taken to an Aurora hos pital Daniels quoted the engineer as saying We were going too fast and that his train was traveling 85 miles an hour when he noticed the first of 2 warning signals The engineer applied the brakes at once Daniels said Elaine related but it was too late How I came out alive Ill never know At the station James Tangey flagman on the Advance flyer left the rear coach and told pas sengers Im going to stop that train behind us But before he had walked a dozen steps the Exposition flyer roared toward the stalled train and with brakes screeching and sparks flyinjr from Its   

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