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October 09, 1935 - Image 6

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Rescue Crews
Labor All Night
To Find Bodies
More Than Forty Injured
And Six Known Dead In
Inquiries Launched
Searchers Are Hindered
By Mass Of Brick And
Shattered Glass
CHICAGO, Oct. 8. -(P) - Fresh
rescue crews replaced those who had
labored all night and pushed efforts
today to find the bodies of possibly
six more victims of one of the worst
industrial explosions in Chicago's
Six known dead and more than
40 injured were counted in the blast
that demolished the soybean products
plant of the Glidden Co. on the near
Northside yesterday as though it were
a cigar box in the path of a tractor.
Searchers were hindered by the
mass of brick, shattered glass and
twisted steel girders. Firemen said it
would require several days to clear
the wreckage.
The explosion caused damage esti-
mated at nearly $1,000,000. It leveled
the plant, felled three storage tanks,
wrecked five automobiles parked
nearby, crushed two box cars on a
siding, caused serious damage to
nearby homes and buidings and shat-
tered windows within a radius of
several blocks.
The plant had reopened for the
first time a few hours before the blast.
It had been closed for five weeks to
permit the installation of new ma-
The known dead were Dana Noyes
Merrill, 30, chemist, of Oak Park,
Ill.; George R. Harger, 33, superin-
tendent of Oak Park; Samuel Van
Glider, 45, of Arlington Heights; John
A. Satosky, 35, of Chicago;' Edwin'
Seaburg, 48, of Chicago; Ralph Payne,
40, of Oak Park.
Among those reported missing were
Edward Biang, Frank Covey, Wilson
Cruz, F. Lovell, and Frank Cozey.
Investigations were launched by
the coroner, the state attorney's of-
fice and the fire department.
Danger of new explosions from
escaping gases added to the difficulty
of rescue and firemen relinquished
the task to crews from the building
commissioner's department. Gas com-
pany workers dug to the mains to shut
off gas.
Potato Growers
Favor Changes
In Control Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. - P) - A
committee of potato growers wants
the existing potato control act en-
forced during the next crop year, but
recommends that it be modified by
Congress after that.
Members of the committee, the
AAA said, were selected by growers
representing important commercial
potato states at a meeting here last
The changes suggested in the law
Increase of automatic allotment ex-
emption from five to fifty bushels.
Provisions for a referendum with
approval of two-thirds of producers
entitled to an allotment necessary for
continuance after the first year.
Provision to exempt the consumer

from penalties with reference to
stamping and packaging potatoes.
Provision for growers who sell di-
rect to the consumer to file returns
on sales to eliminate attaching stamps
to potatoes.
Provision for regulation of ship-
ments of potatoes in interstate com-
merce in excess of grower allotments.
The committee also suggested that
a referendum be held to obtain sen-
timent of growers during each allot-
ment year.
Mrs. Creiohton
Confesses Aid
In Poisonings
MINEOLA, N. Y., Oct. 8. - VP) -
A housewife who smiled with a child's
unconcern confessed today, officials
said, that she helped the alleged se-
ducer of her schoolgirl daughter to
poison his 220-pound wife.
The woman, Mrs. John Creighton,
36-years old, also was represented as
confessing that she did away with
her own brother by the same poison
-a crime for which she was tried and
acquitted- a decade ago.
An illicit relationship that Ever-
ett R. Applegate, 38 years old, past
commander of his American Legion
post, allegedly carried on with Ruth
Creigliton, 15, apparently inspired the
Borgian conspiracy at Baldwin, N. Y.
Mrs. Applegate died Sept. 27, the

Digging For Blast Victims

Glee Club Plans
Broadcasts For
Current Year,

Victim Of Air Crash

Many Tryouts And
Veteran Singers
Up Nucleus


To Ask Funds For
Landscape Project
LANSING, Oct. 8. - () -- Murray
D. Van Wagoner, State Highway
commissioner, said Monday that he
will ask the Federal Bureau of Pub-
lic Roads to finance one half of the
previously contemplated landscaping
project on US-25 between the Eight
and 12 Mile Roads.
East Detroit city officials oppose
she project, but officers in Roseville,
which also would benefit, favor it.
Van Wagoner said that he will ask
the Bureau to pay the costs of the
portion of the project which lies in
Judge James E. Spier, of Macomb
County Circuit Court, has denied
the Highway Department's petition
for an injunction to restrain East De-
troit from interfering with the work.

(Continued fromPage 4)
African war. Everyone is welcome to
Coming Events
Weekly Reading Hour: Thursday,
October 10,' at 4:00, Room 205 Ma-
son Hall. Miss Phyllis Blauman will
give a lecture-recital of Shaw's "The
Devil's Disciple." The public is al-
ways welcome at these Thursday af-
ternoon reading hours.
NEW YORK, Oct. 8.-(P)-Blanche
Sweet, who won fame as a silent mo-
tion picture star, announced today
that she will marry Raymond Hack-
ett, the actor, tomorrow.

The Varsity Glee Club, under the
direction of Prof. David E. Mattern of
the School of Music starts out the
new year with every indication of a
successful season. With 30 new try-
outs and 40 members returning from
last year's organization, it has a host'
of material from which to choose the
forty voices which comprise the mem-
'heclub will make three broad-?
casts, the first of which will be made
this fall. The broadcasts will go out
frcm the Morris Hall studios, which
is directly connected with Station
WJR, Detroit. A series of concerts
will again be given throughout the
This year the Glee Club will sing
at the stadium between the halves of
the annual homecoming game. As a
climax to the activities of the club, an
eastern concert tour is being ar-
rgnged. Although not definitely de-1
cided, the trip is being tentatively
scheduled for either Christmas or
Spring vacation.
The Four Men of Note, a quartet
formed from the members of the club,
have made several campus appear-
ances, making a very creditable show-
LANSING, Oct. 8. -(UP)-Carl A.
Morlok, father of the famous Lansing
quadruplets, faced a contest for re-
nomination as constable in today's
primary election.

-Associated Press Photo.
Chicago firemen are shown digging in the ruins of the paint and
varnish plant which was the.scene of a terrific explosion which killed
several persons and injured more than a score.

-Associated Press Photo.
John F. Cushing, president of
the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock
company in Chicago, was among
the 12 victims of the crash of an
airliner near Cheychne, Wyo.
Women, Children
Join Relief Pickets
BUFFALO, Oct. 8. - (/") -Women
and children joined the picket lines
of Buffalo striking relief workers to-
day as relief authorities continued to
"outwait them." The strike, called
last Friday in protest against a $55
a month WPA wage scale, entered its
fourth day still free of violence.

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Clark Hurt In Auto
Crash Near Chelsea
Gilbert Clark, 34 years old, of 1204
Granger Road, was seriously injured
when his automobile collided last
night near Chelsea with a car driven
by Ben Lawrence, also of Ann Arbor.
State Police who attended the ac-
cident, rushed Clark to St. Joe's Hos-
pital for treatment of severe head and
neck injuries and lacerations on his
right side.
Clark was driving west on U. S. 12
and Lawrence was going north on
Freer Road when the two automobiles
smashed at the intersection.

Halstead Named Head
Of Speech Association
Dr. William P. Halstead, instructor
in the speech department, has been
named manager of the Michigan High
School Forensic Association to take
the place of Dr. James H. McBurney,
who has been given leave of absence
to study under a scholarship at Co-
lumbia University.
Dr. Halstead has announced that
the limit for entering the Associa-
tion's debating contest is Nov. 1, and
the first debate will be held on Nov.
22.- At present there are 201 entries
for the debates, 125 of which will be,
held throughout the state during the
coming school year.


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