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Albert Lea Times Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 6, 1921, Albert Lea, Minnesota Fee Borim co Jin i y a i we my us year Albert Lea Enterprise forty ninth year Albert Lea. Minnesota. Wednesday july 6. 1921 8 pages l no Makr vol my gift Ken Standard Oil Plant blows up Many Hurt eight dead and 36 known injured when huge still explodes. Over two million Dollar toss estimated. Injured rushed to hospitals. By associated press Chicago july fat. Eight men Are j dead today thirty six others Art injured ten so seriously that they May die and property Lamug i unofficially estimated at $2,090,000 As the re suit of yesterdays explosion in tin Standard Oil company refining Plant at Whiting Indiana. Two huge stills burst the Brick Walls enclosing hum crumbled and a Sheet of burning Oil and Gas spread for a radius of 200 Yards trapping tin night Force. Five men were burned to death hire died later in Civica go hospitals and the condition of ten others is serious. Most of those injured were caught in the Shower of flame but others Wen struck by the tailing Brick and steel Walls of the tills. Exc Shive pressure or a tiny leak of Gas were the two probable causes of the explosion advanced by those familiar Wii i the operation of the still which Are filled with crude Oil under pressure in the manufacture of gasoline. The first still to explode fell a aim tiie second causing it to let go also. Fire ignited the wreckage and it a some time before some of the bodies could be recovered doctors and nurses from surrounding towns were summoned and the injured were rushed to Chicago hospitals. Officials would not. Estimate the loss Hui the stills Are understood to have Cost about $2,000,000. Governor Preus sees defeat for n. P. League bandits still operating in Minneapolis by associated press Minneapolis july 5th.�?three Days receipts amounting to $920 were collected from c. A. Chris Sis Bros. Cafe 1407 Chicago ave., Minneapolis Early today by two armed bandits who locked one of the proprietors and a visitor in the basement while they forced the waitress to open the Strong Box and hand Over the Cash. Ten clerks will get their jobs Back from Hays fourth of july accidents Are heaviest of All by associated press St. Paul. July a. A there is doubt in my mind that the non a san Iague administration will no Fri go Down to defeat in the re it All election in North Dakota scheduled in november this governor pious of Minnesota said today. The Minnesota governor was in North Dakota the latter part of last week and spoke at the Tri county fair at an Eta. He also spoke at Fargo and other Points. Wanderer will go to Gallows by associated press Chicago july fat the. Carl wanderer re sentenced to he hanged on july 28, after he had been found sane following an insanity plea tiled after his conviction for the killing of his wife and unborn child and a a dragged stranger Quot said today that he had no hard feeling towards the jury men lie added that the plea was made merely so that Quot i might have a Little longer to Forest fires still raging in North state by associated press Duluth july 5. Numerous Small Forest tires Are still worrying state and National Forest officials in North Ein Minnesota. Scores of Small lire have started Over the weekend and additional Crew s of fire lighters Are being summoned to guard them. To Day several fires were reported from Lake Vermillion. The Ridge lire the cent outbreaks is said ally under control. Most of the five or fires were caused by some by lightning. Largest of re to be practice six week campers end a and Chicago july 5. Postmaster Gen eral will in Hays has signed an order directing the reinstatement of 10 of tin 11 postal Union leaders who were discharged from the Chicago Post office a year ago by postmaster general burgeon because of their Union arts cities. Or. Hays had ordered a new investigation made when he took office and assigned a new inspector to the task. Reports found All hut Pierce Butler president of the postal clerks Union Here were entitled to re in a statement. Cruisers sent to Mexico in Case of trouble by associated press Washington july a the same should each Tampico some Hue today according to word from Galveston. Title Cleveland was or dered from Cristobal canal zone an i probably will not reach there before thursday. Both vessels have been assigned to the american special service Squadron and Southern and Central american Waters with rear Admiral h. F. Bryan commander. Washington july 5. The Cruiser cd \ Eland and the gunboat Sacremento have been ordered to Tampico Mexico to protect american interests in the event that they Are jeopardized because of labor troubles growing out of the unemployment situation it was said today at the Navy department. Major Leach begins duties of mayor today major general Leach who Defeated Thomas Van Lear 0 Radical candidate succeeds j. E. Meyers today. Minneapolis anxiously awaits test votes in Council. By associated press Minneapolis june a it. George e. I each a colonel in tie world War today assumed the duties of mayor of this City. Although tie new mayors term was to begin yesterday the first monday in july according to the statute the formal taking Over of the reigns of the City government was postponed until today because it tie Holiday yesterday. Succeeding j c. Meyers who ended his first term pm the City a Chi f executive. Col. Leach won the mayor ship Only after an arduous and exp ended Campaign against his opponent Thomas Van Lear who was named to occupy the mayors Elias four years ago. In the primary election col la of who was the Choice of an unofficial Republican City Contention Truro r. Who was endorsed by labor in peace failure attributed to hard times by associated press new Orleans july 4.�?world wide discontent and Lack of Prosperity were attributed to the failure of the United states Senate to ratify the Marsailles peace treaty by senator put Harrison of Mississippi in a speech before a meeting of american legion members. A if the treaty of Versailles after the wonderful Victory won he the a1 lied armies had been ratified by the Senate within a reasonable time peace and Contentment and Industrial Prosperity would today prevail throughout the world a a senator Harrison dec it red. A fall of this country thousands of patriotic hearts Are weeping he said a Over the thought that this fourth of july is witnessing this mighty nation forget tie policies which made it great become exclusive and ostracized from the nations of the of the City and non parti an about 7.000 Vot a strenuous waged by the the 151st Field suited in his Victory Lear by approximate the major part of drive was entered he working in Dit Cal i. Ague uple b pm Ipa in inner Eon Art Illery was the Ami a which r by 1 1 0 the i upon he outs the maximum registrant nun voters travelled to Thel it Ilc to veto. I a 15, election Day. Was about Muffi june 000. With the a Susumi firm Leach of the City s 1 speculation is Rife a to More than twelve thousand people from Freeborn county and surrounding territory enjoy the Celebration staged at the fair grounds by the veterans of foreign wars. Program from Start to finish excelled anything Ever seen in this Section of the state. Parade was a pleasing Surprise to ail. Sports program proved to be one of the Many features. Judges of Best floats had real Job on account of so Many exhibits of first class. Albert Lea s great eat Celebration i now history. The time of the sex tit too plan monday july fourth 1921, when the nations birthday anniversary War observed in elaborate style by Over twelve thousand people of Freeborn county and a join my territory. Never a lure has there but n a crowd of such magnitude within the county a Border at a fourth of july Celebration or at an other occasion. Never before has a Celebration o this kind been carried out o Suc Cerr fully and so satisfactory to All As this one staged by it local \ of runs of foreign wars. Early in the morning people from far and near commenced to arrive in the City by Auto and by the time the Industrial Parade was ready to Start the streets along the whole line of March were almost blocked with autos and people. The Industrial and Floral Parade opening the Independence a it be e brat Ion was an unqualified sue Ess. In fact it had every other similar Parade in Albertl a backed off the map in every respect. The beautifully cleverly conceived Flo Harold Helgeson won $100. The float itself Viking boat wonderfully by the spirit of America it i w a co., was on Othi n Beautiful entries an the fourth prize. $25. It is impossible to Mak All ill Cut i do of Vine at Ion in this limit d a Ial mention must be mad executed and t entered by the first prize represented a transfigured its Only Pas sen per boing a Beautiful Columbia splendidly represented by Carmen Simonson daughter of or. And mrs. S. It. Simonson. This float was universally conceded decrying of first prize. The a. L. Milk co. Entered an exhibit that was unique to say the least. The source of its products was represented by a Fine red and Whit a Bossey Quot Riding proudly in her stall a trailer following with a display of tin finished products butter and bottled milk. This entry carried olt the second prize of $75. The third prize of $50 went to the campfire girls. Their float while not striking or showy in an \ Way was decorated correctly with natural foliage and what was Mot to the Point a number of Carup fire girls in Camp costumes. The red while am entered by Skinner i Blue of Liberty Chamberlain a iriving and accorded mention of if consider a hut spec of the appropriate entries of the Western grocer co., commercial press Thomson Dairy Standard Oil co., Candy Kitchen c. E. No Lson co., Speltz Grain a Coal let Al. The in charge of the Parade and All inem Beis of the v. F. W. Freemond Madson Post and ladies auxiliary an appreciative of the splendid spirit of cooperation shown by the business non and other individuals who worked so unselfishly to make the Parade such a Success. Before we forget it we wan to com aliment the Albert Lea and Alder bands. The boys wort subjected to real test of endurance. The Long March to the fair grounds was enough to kill off most any one but in spite of this they a re most generous Iti Tho ii music which of course added much to tin Celebration. The patriotic program Given at the fair ground in the afternoon was Vety excellent. The Albert Lea ban opened the program by playing appropriate music. The invocation was Given by Rev. Koch. The a nor Dap menus glee club directed by or. Nan Nestad Sang a the Flag without a slain and these men cer Tain by Sang or it Well and the Rich j harmonies were expressive and pleas ing. Or. Rennet Talle Junior vice i commander of that Minnesota v. F. was chairman and he fittingly we com j Edall the people to the Celebration ii introduced or. 11. It it. Cooler of Minneapolis As the speaker of the Day. Or. Cooley gave an excellent and dress. He slated in part How some-1 times and often people think of government As an Agency to get a Satis-1 faction of selfish interests and Pur j poses. He stat d that at the rate paid Lor Manhattan Island the whole u. S. J would have Cost about $790.00. But Meriea costs More than that 20 per cent of Early settlers killed by indians tin hardship of the Lewis and Clark expedition How the Capitol burned 240 killed in the Alamo 100 americans buried in Tripoli the pain i i niggle and Cost of civil War Hie work of the 350,000 volunteers in the Spanish War and the heavy toll of the world War when danger clutched at the vitals of America. Only a thin 1 ii of Khaki Clad men stood Between a us and Liberty. The cripples know what it costs to preserve the spirit of j America. The Money was not thereal most of spirit of America. But it j no in sacrifices or distinguished j service of few As history does not mention All the Price. Many Inci j dents unknown and unheralded it history Are part of Cost. Or. Cooley mentioned the Andersonville prison incident when the prisoners held an j a a Keetion in which Whit Beans placed n a Coffee pot voted for pea e while i a Lack hearts meant persecution of War and continued imprisonment and to to Back of Lincoln All the Beans Vei Black. L a real Worth of a Home is App re j dated by the Man who has built in he Man who hoes Home builds it a it thers Don t. So with America. Those who know tin real Worth of America ire the ones who Litile it and loved it j ind fought and sacrificed for it. They vote the american ticket. Or. Cooley lad fought in the Spanish american War and he mentioned an experience hat made him thrill with patriotic error and love of the a red w Hite and in 1898 the City of Manila was occupied by american troops. Twenty bands were playing a funeral Large Over the Capitol the yellow and Black Flag of Spain was flying suddenly ii w As lowered and 25,000 men stood at a present arms As 20 bands played tin Quot Star spangled banners and the american Flag was raised. Out in the Bay 4o ships boomed out a Salute. Or. Cooley was a very effective and bought inspiring speaker. After the address the a Nord Kapy Sang again a when the Flag goes by and Auld Lang prof. K. J. Jackson of Luther Aca Demy pronounced the Benediction closing 111 Albertl a band played under tie Able leadership of prof Fritz the band certainly furnished splendid and invaluable music for so Many occasions. The Amateur contests under the supervision of father Mcgreevey prov continued on Page two by associated press Chicago july 5th.�?reports of fourth of july accidents from various parts of the country showed conclusively today that while the Celebration by fireworks and fire arms took its toll of deaths and seriously injured by far the greater number of fatalities were from drowning and Auto accidents common to ail summer hoi Days. Accidents to vacation parties and to those seeking Relief from the heat in the water accounted for a Large number of serious accidents and fatalities and heat prostrations also took a number of , according to the reports. In new York City seven persons were drowned one committed suicide after becoming demented from heat and one heat prostration was reported while premature explosions of fireworks took Small toll. Chicago reported two persons shot to death by Aco Dent another wounded five drowned and five killed in Auto accidents while a panic in a vacant lot when $1000.00 Worth of fireworks exploded prematurely Seq to several being Hurt. A Young Man acc dentally shot and killed himself at Minneapolis and at Rushville iii., two were killed when a train struck their automobile. Minister looks Over mines by associated press Duluth july 5. Alex f. Wallen Der. Swedish minister to the United states is in Duluth today inspecting mining Ami Eoal interests. Or. Wal i end erg arrived Here last night from so Paul lie has mining interests in Sweden and is being escorted thru the local mines by several swedish societies. Gust Lindquist state insurance commissioner accompanied i. Jul 1 Inderg Here. New yorkers stage ant dry Parade salting lets stage protest Parade to eighteenth amendment. Over 300 organizations represented mostly foreigners. Mayor Hylan witnesses demonstration. Labor Union Heads fail to agree on wage Union representatives fail to reach agreement on wage Cut to be effective july 1st. Working agreement considered As most important of two issues. About this time of year it ton ring and 157. I it it ils to be total vote on and a he co1 chert of Flor he a a Imir to i the City Council. Hap of the Council., numbering 20 Aid men were voted upon. Seven socialist aldermen an five members endorsed by Hie lab political league or a minority of 1 i j is the strength of Hie labor and socialistic forces. Whether the Randi a dates elected with the labor backing v ill adhere to the socialistic Maneu vers is not definitely certain some quarters maintaining that the minor if will not vote solidly on All ques Lions. The first test of strength is expected to lie shown when appointments Are made for City attorney assessor. Clerk and Engineer As Well As i Council president. By associated press Chicago. July 4. The 1500 chairmen of the railway unions of the coun try who have been meeting Here to consider the wag Cut which became effective on july 1 tailed to reach any in i agreement today and will continue their sessions during the week. It had been expected that the Union chiefs would Issue a statement today regarding the attitude of the employees toward both the wage decreases and the National working agreements which were continued in effect temporarily by tie Board pending further conferences Between the roads and their employees. According to the leaders the work ing agreements were considered the More important of the two issues and the statement was delayed to Gie further time for consideration of this Issue. Check on Banks called june 30th by associated press St. Paul july 5. The state Bank ing department has issued a Call Tot tin condition of Banks at tie close of business on june 30. Washington july 5. The comptroller of lit currency today issued a Call for the condition of All National i at the close of business on 1 urday j Tine 30. Be Saladar a Cabinet out new York july 1 a great Many new yorkers 11 the world know today i that they Bear no love for hit High i Teeth amendment. Several thousand i of them raised a terrible thirst tramp j ing up filth Avenue in an anti prohibition demonstration and others Paek de the sidewalks for More than two Miles to cheer them. It. Was called a wet Parade and it i was wet soaking wet with perspiration. The afternoon was one of the hottest of the year a scorching Sun shining Down through i a humid Atmo phere that carried scarcely a whiff of Breeze. Mayor Hylan smiled and sheltered in the seat of Honor in the reviewing stand at the Madison Square. Each group Greet him with complimentary outbursts As they passed by. The native born addressed him blatantly and intimately and every now and then somebody would loudly inquire if his Honor did no to Long for a Schooner of 1 lager on such a hot Day. The foreign born and they made up a big percentage of this demonstration against dryness always address a the mayor by his title or As a mister some of the marchers bore banners which called on All to witness a the outrage on personal Liberty against which they perspire in protest. Not a few women and children participated in Tite Parade. They were so outnumbered by the masculine marchers however that it seemed Manifest that the male of the species is More thirsty than his mate. Everybody in the line had an american Flag and Many More miniature liquor bottles appropriately inscribed and pinned to their lapels. There were More than 300 organizations in line about 100 of them italian those in charge announced. Bands played drinking songs Ami songs dedicated to the absence of drinks. Banners by the Hundred mingled the serious sentiments of the thirsty with the lighter View of people on the waiter Wagon. These placards in a manner of speaking Pur tie kick in the Parade. One placard read a prohibition took the Sunshine from our Homes and put tax Moonshine another said a Russia went dry in 1919 and mad in 1921. How rational do you feel yourselves a a third declared a four million soldiers fought for Liberty and were rewarded with prohibition. How come a the serious signs asked everybody to notice what alcoholic aridity had done to the american merchant Marine. They suggested Bible Reading As a Means of learning Wilto made wine from water that the wedding least might lit merry and the biblical line a use a Little wine for thy stomachs Sak a was also quoted. There were pictures of the last supper and of the goddess of Liberty shorn o Fher profit like pose by shackles that bound her arms together. South african Premier visits Dublin mayor by associated press Dublin july 5.�?general Jan Christian Smuts the South african Premier arrived in Dublin this morning and is a guest of the lord mayor Here. The welcoming delegation including the lord mayor Arthur Griffith founder of the sinn fein and r. C. Barton sinn fein member of parliament for wicklow awaited Genera Smuts at Kingston expecting to meet him there and escort him to Dublin. Through some slip however they missed the general and he motored to Dublin unnoticed. Taft Calls off conference by associated press Madrid july 5. The Cabinet Premier Allen Desalazar resigned Day. Of to by associated Montreal. July 4 w newly appointed t i t United states w i a a postpone his Confer no King and Queen Given Welcome by associated press London july 5.�? King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium were Given a Royal Welcome on their arrival in London yesterday. City corporations representatives acted As Host to tiie Belgium King and Queen and a banquet was Given them at great Hall. They were Given a tremendous ova Tion on the streets. A Ress. 1 Ham if. Taft Justice of i compelled to e at Washington with president Harding and attorney general Daugherty it oni crying his appointment it became apparent today when argument was resumed in the grand trunk arbitration proceedings. Or Taft who in a member of the arbitration Board bad expected to leave for Wui Hington Day after to Morrow. The argument from f a Leaf Ion at the conclusion of tit hearing Toda will be extended at icam until the end of this week i Taft Aid be a tended to remain Here until i Wax finished

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