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Daily Reporter, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1949, Dover, Ohio Two sections thirty pages the daily reporter weather continued Friday Mem bin or the a atm Tuscarawas May 19j9 paid Oil curation now Cmok Bob 8825 five cents seek cause of Hardesty Plant explosion killing one injuring 110thers dead burned How chemical Plant looked from the air today Samuel Bonifant blast victims burial saturday Lagus service tomorrow night services for Samuel chief operator of the chemical department of the Hardesty who fatally burned in Lait nights sex will be held saturday at 1 a the first methodist Church at new Hannawalt will officiate in charge of the Tol funeral will be in Evergreen burial friends May Call at the Bonifant residence on Tuscarawas v e after 8 the Dover will conduct services there to Morrow at Bonifant was born at son of and John who reside at 414 new he was a member of the first methodist Church of new Phila Delphia and the eagles Lodge of surviving in addition to his parents and his a Samuel and a both at Home one Herman Bonifant of Dover two Thelma Charnock of Wainwright and Catherine Grant of 136 four Thor new Philadel phia six nieces and six robbed of car crowded to curb by 4 bandits four masked gunmen held up two Bank officials shortly before noon today escaped with approximately in of the Holdup were Anton a and George vice presi Dent of the Lincoln Heights Sav Ings loan robbers used two Automo Biles for the St cup in the Flats urea the Cuya hoga they abandoned one of the cars at the in front o the Bank officials told police their car was rammed into a curb by the bandits two care 4 to Ped in burning mine Ruph miners working in squads of three began a desperate race today to build an air duct toward four men trapped deep in a Burn ing Anthracite been no sign or from the men Linci the Blaze discovered shortly be fore tuesday at tha they were boo or Mort feet mow the Robert Kline Union Hospital does fast work mobilizes quickly for blast victims the rapid mobilization of Union Hospital personnel and facilities was one of the humanitarian services highlighted by last nights explosion at the har Desty chemical com Pany officials today were High in their Praise of the even though yesterday was an afternoon off for Muscara Wasco they were All on the Alert following the by the time i reached the reported mar Garet Hospital superintendent of one of the first to be the entire medical staff was in in addition to the night nurses the Day who had just gone off also had re no one was most of them heard the explosion and re typical of the Quick response of duty were three staff members returning from a trip to driving Home on route they Felt the Shock and drove directly to the they were miss Martha Meese of new Romaine Hufford of and Lillian Gaffney of new Philadel Hospital office in addition to the Hardesty two More patients were Given emergency they were Clark Baughman o f 900 who suffered a fractured left ankle while skat ing and Clarence Lahmers of route who underwent an emergency Appen 4page advertisement in today reporter for the Lime Lince he Start of world War Dover retail establish is publishing Lour Page advertising Section in the Dally the advertisement for Smith jewelry third on pages and two More full pages will be published in the reporter this picture was taken at 10 this morning by Ralph daily reporter staff As he glided Over the wrecked Hardesty chemical building in a plane piloted by Ralph chief Pilot of Schoenbrunn air who lives at 129 Hixson took Mckee on a direct northbound run Over the explosion in foreground is the 30x60 chemical building in Large tanks in Center were slightly at right can be seen the driveway which separates the damaged building and the Hardesty another air photograph taken by Mckee appears on Page crowd big problem at disaster scene it was the worst Jam i have Ever this made by police chief Frank Javens of Dov was a summary of the Gener Al opinion of Public officials who were attempting to handle the crowds which flocked to the scene of the Hardesty chemical blast wednesday authorities All agreed that there is a need for More rigid police cruisers and fire department trucks were blocked last night by motorists racing to the some of them before the fire sirens had sounded the some of these wild motor were disregarding traffic signals As they sped to the Javens in the general it was 1m possible for the police to control the crowd once it had started streaming to the it is hard to understand Why people will do these chief Javens they All know the police Are handicapped at a Lime like this because of inadequate num the Dover police chief the state Highway sheriffs department and the patrol these units rendered an in valuable service to Javens they were on the Job right did a Atwell piece of without the con fusion would have been much fire chief Clarence Schilling called last nights Jam a i reached the scene ahead of most of the traffic so did not will resume Friday operations in some depart ments of the Hardesty Plant will be resumed late today or Friday it was announced at workers have been Busy cleaning up broken Glass and other wreckage and window installers already Are at see the worst of Schilling i dont know the answer to the there is an Ordi Nance which prohibits motorists from following fire trucks too no one obeys the fire chief sheriff Paul Pancher offered the Only tangible so Lution to the problem of con trolling curious Ltd seekers at disaster i intend to appoint 25 or 30 deputies on the spot next Pancher next time we have anything like we will be i am going to ask the county commissioners to Supply badges to give these special sheriff Pancher called the motorists wild p e o p i they refuse to listen to authority unless you threaten them with a state patrolmen joined City and county officials in demand in More rigid control of traffic and damage is estimated at 00 by Harry Yockey expert investigators this morning began to comb ruins of the Hardesty chemical seeking to establish cause of last nights explosion and fire which killed ont injured 11 others and wrought damage unofficially estimated at the worst in the cites Shook the country Side and threw debris a half it also caused a human Stampede toward the few of the Many thousands of additional pictures and details of the Hardesty explosion will be found on pages of the first Sec Tion and Page 1 of the second i i a ref women and children realizing their very lives Wert endangered by tanks of chemicals being licked by despite an bumper bumper traffic Jam which defied screaming sirens of fire police cars and valiant efforts of a quickly mobilized and fast moving lifesaving group overcame the pandemonium and saved All but one dead and injured dead is Samuel Harold of rear 1021 new severely burned in the two part and Flash fire which wrecked the firms Plasticizer Bonifant died five and a half hours later at in Union Stih hospitalized Are Frank of 315 third degree Burns and Shock Robert of 409 severe Burns and Shock George of re new Scalp lacerations and others who were injured included Charles of 422 minor head injuries and Shock Joseph of 403 new head lacerations Robert City cuts and ankle sprain Tony Contini lacerations of hands Lewis Kohl of 121 Beaver ave new Philadel lacerations Robert Grimm of near cuts and a number of All were treated on scene for cuts caused by flying to make thorough probe Walter Plant this morning said additional investigators will join those already on the were leaving no Stone unturned in an Effort to determine the cause of the he we dont want such a thing to happen 2 2 Are doing nicely big garage window smashed by blast an 8x8 show window at the International truck sales and 1172 Tuscarawas ave new Philadelphia was by the Impact of last nights hard Sty explosion a hot mile three employees were inside at the they were Eugene hed Ley of William Saftel and Mizer of new who reported they didst have time to think about anything but flying the garage is owned by Robert Horrisberger of Mercury at 92 a Midsummer heat wave in May sent the temperature up to a sizzling 92 in Dover yesterday and the coolest last night was i according to r e i s e weather temperature reached record breaking level sin Many pans of injured in Arleen goodnight of mid Vale was one of 15 passengers injured yesterday when a Grey hound bus collided Headon with an automobile near Standfield the three the car were new York the new members of the Collins family All four of doing nicely that was the report from where mrs Ethel yesterday gave birth to two boys and two the quadruplets weighed a total of 17 pounds and 14 ounces at Collins had been expect ing when she Learned there were four instead of three she murmured How the Charles a brokerage office got the news by his com ment a Long the married in have one other a two a half years he said it was impossible to estimate the damage until a Thor Ough investigation has been others expressed the belief it will be at least the building where the blast occurred with a Tea filling Roar that was heard for Miles contained a great amount of delicate equipment in addition to a fireproof electrical sys fire chief Clarence whose men fought the danger Ous Flash said Many work men reported that there was minor explosion at Fol Lowed seconds later by an earths h a k i n g blast which knocked men Over As if they were ten pins and sent parts Walls and the roof ripping through the air at terrific All buildings in the area were damaged to some hundreds of windows in the affiliated Hardesty about Only i 25 feet from the blast were broken and the same Structure suffered other vacuum pulled window frames and win Dows out of the main office build ing 300 Yards South of the chem ical an electric clock there stopped running at 12 establishing exact time of the miraculous escapes those injured and 23 others working on the 3 11 Thill miraculously escaped the of who was chief operator in the Plant where Caryl alcohol and other byproducts Are cooked into materials used by other companies in the production of Bonifant was alone in the build ing known As 18 when the explosion sent Long galvanized Sheet and other debris at least 200 feet in the seven of he along with quite a few of the 30 employed in the nearby Hardesty were working outside and be tween the two immediately alter the explosion Bonifant came bling from the All his clothing but a heavy shoes and socks had been torn or burned from his Bob Egler rushed to Bonifant and removed the Belt and Phillip Fox a Hardesty truck who was at his Home at 314 hurried to scene in his car and took Bon Lacroix and Rossi to the policeman William who arrived seconds later in patrol took two firemen do Good work workers who were momentarily dazed by the expected Ness and Force of the recovered and brought special tire lighting equipment into the sprinkler system continued on Page 14 column

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