Edward McShane Jr. dies in fire. 17 Oct 1964

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Edward McShane Jr. dies in fire. 17 Oct 1964 - 28 Persons Chased ByBl aze 2 Children Led'to...
28 Persons Chased ByBl aze 2 Children Led'to Safety Bv HAROLD D. ELLIS Daily Times Staff Writer CHESTER - A 50-year-oM shipyard worker was killed early early this morning in a fire which swept the top floor of a three- story building at 223-225 E 5th st. .:. Edward McShane, employed at Sun Shipbuilding Dry Dock Co., died of burns covering his entire body. STARTS AT 5 A.M. the fire started about 5 a.m. in McShane's front apartment and drove 28. persons to the street, many still in their night clothing. Included were two pre-school age children who were safely led out by their mother, Mrs. Dolores Anderson. .Firemen said Mrs. Anderson discovered the fire and turned in an alarm to the Hanley Hose Co:, almost directly across' the' street.' Roy Morrison of Apartment 1 heard McShane screaming for help but was driven back from the apartment by a mass ol flame shooting out the door. Morrison aroused other occupants occupants of the building. Firemen, after learning that a man was still in the blazing building, also tried "to reach McShane, but couldn't get into the apartment until water had been sprayed on the flames. BODY ON FLOOR When they got in, they McShane's body on the floor near a sofa where the fire started. ing crash on Baltimore Pike near Painter's Crossroads. He said MolShane earlier had been rescued from a similar fire while living at the nearby Mapleshade Apartments. Firemen said the top of the building was a mass of flames when they arrived. The fire was shooting out three windows, they said. ness School in Wilmington. State Police Sgt. Reynolds "omstock, iC^mrhander . pf - the Elwyri Barracks'/ said Moore, alone ,in a. foreign sports' convertible, convertible, was' traveling 'west about ll:50.a.m.:when he lost control of the "car 7 Po iice said, the'car .he left side of the road and down ..ojher portions of the 225 portion portion of the building and burned across to the 223 section. The 225 part contains seven apartments. The 223 section houses the Stag Hotel, with a taproom on the first floor and rooms on the upper floor. WATER DAMAGE All apartments were damaged damaged by water and smoke. The taproom was not seriously damaged. damaged. There were 16 persons in the apartment and 12 persons in the hotel when the fire broke out, according to Harry Kaplan, owner of the 75-year-old structure. structure. Residents were offered food, clothing and temporary shelter at the Chester Rescue Mission. The fire was brought under control by three hose lines in about 30 minutes, Landino said. The official out tap was sounded sounded at 7:30 a.m. _ Public Safety Director James --·* ·*""» «in- iiiciiicii uua* sibly prevented the flames from tures. UNITS RESPO"") Other fire units amensing Juniors. Kaplan said lived alone in survived by a adult sons. !BHwB5HBr?*»«»*(C»* l S3!M started early today, a/e Flaming Crash Kills Youth in Concord ran off Comstock said the car may have rolled over Moore. The youth suffered head and internal internal injuries. Moore died at Riddle Hospital Hospital in. Lima. Comstock said that, according according to witnesses, another car may have pulled from a service station, onto .the highway in front of Moore. " ·" : ···' ·' '. -He said Moore.may have lost control when he attempted- to apply the brakes. . · :. ' The accident was a quarter of a mile east of.Route 202. · The car fire was extinguished iy the Concordville Fire Co. ation of Sportsmen's Clubs is going to recommend to the county commissioners the acquisition acquisition of three tracts for parks under Project 70. Club President Charles Lentz 1 of Chester said the tracts are n Birmingham, Aston a n d , Radnor. He, said the tracts, particular- y the one in Birmingham, are arge enough to offer "total rec- Teation," including swimming, wating, picnicking and fishing. .,,,, unra;iur james Lentz said the federation, re- E..Lamb, said the firemen pos- presenting 8,009 hunters and Slmv nr*u0Yif^ *w« n._ ·_ r:^.«.«.«« ...... .1.* _« Delco Sportsmen UrgeSParkSites \-J · · · · ' '· · · '· ' · '· · ' ' '· ' '- ' i : : ; , i : : The Delaware County Feder- a committee to meet with coun- fishermen, favors the use of - - * r - - - - . . * ^ M wt^ IIA111C3 llum li^TCllllou, l a v l / l U1C U3C Ul completely destroying the hotel available recreation land acqui- and spreading to other struc-sition funds for a limited number of large tracts rather than many small parks. Other fire units respondine "Since we spent $500 to get ^"JP ln f nnectlon *"h » P«- were Goodwill, Franklin, Mowvoter approval of Project 70, the Posed road to connect Timcum amensing and MoyamensiMlfederation feels it should have and Polcroft. Moyamensing|federation feels it should have ,some say in how park money Nikitals Blasted ByPravda MOSCOW (AP) i-' The rever- berations over Nikita Khru-l The 1 1 1 1 --'- ' " ' a^ the. - shchev's fall from power are U . . - . . . V T *j A M U i i i r u spreading , unpredictably and on may not end for a lone timp . may not end for a long time. The sudden removal of the ebullient 70-year-old BDuniem vo-year-old Premier who for a decade world headlines whir* rhin.iTM world headlines while changinj the direction of Communism others under too. A picture emerged'of Khru shchev's' final days as Sovie . 57, became ^«.,, lllu ,,,c,i party Secretary and Alexei N Kosygin, 60, Premier. It bore out the belief that Khrushchev was forced from rule at a dramatic, secret meeting of the Soviet Communist leadership. W, Averell Harriman, former former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, and U.S. Undersecretary oi State for Political Affairs, said last night that Khrushchev told him last, year he would step down after his 70th birthday even named his successors. Harriman said in a talk at Muncie, Ind., that the only surprise in Khrushchev's demise "is the manner in which it happened." Pravda, organ of the Commu light on the in a bitter ty commissioners. In addition to the matching funds for park acquisition, Project Project 70 provides $5 million to the Pennsylvania Fish Commission Commission lo purchase sites for public fishing areas. . , · Lentz said a federation committee committee sought such sites lo rec- omrnend to the commission, but cS'^dism «,,,, unwllllngn ess could find none suitable in the to tcke into account the county except the Birmingham · - · nist party, shed purge yesterday ... _ ,, denunciation of the ousted chief. Without naming him, it accused Khrushchev of "hair-brained scheming, immature coinclu- sions and hasty decisions and actions divorced from reality, bragging and phrasemongering, tract. He indicated the federation might seek · acquisition of the tract as a fishing area if the park proposal is not carried out. The federation declined to act on a request that it protest the loss of part of the Tinicum swamp in connection with a pro- the road opposi- -- rf ,,.. r ^... .IIWIICJM -.-··-- -"·- ...- .~«-- U |»fw,ji is spent in the county," Lentzlti» is a "big hulabaloo about a building, is said. imihmw" h»^i, c » IK. t-,,,.1 wife, and two He said the Birmingham tract has two ponds totaling five · ..~;T ··"" employed as a scaffolds builder at Sun Ship. nothing" because "isn't even a swamp anymore. "You can walk all over the nas iwo ponas totaling live l u u *-"' wlm n " " v ei um acres. A dam could be built to P lace without gelling your feet r*·.*A ^ CA «.«_ i_\.- i»_ - j j _ j \vfit Tt h* cairl a 50-acre lake, he added. Leroy Manning o! Norwood, ha? been appointed chairman ofineeded." wet," he said. "Besides, the road is ments of science and practical experience." Tlwugh, in effect, accusing Khrushchev of dictatorship, the newspaper said the policies of peaceful coexistence of the former ruler would be carried out. It also said Khrushchev's support for the new nations of Asia and Africa and his plans for a Communist summit showdown showdown with Red China would continued. A foreigner who talked with Khrushchev last month said the premier was almost obsessed with the Chinese challenge. It was his handling of Russian- Chinese relations that sonje Communist observers say swung the balance against him badly] when the Communist leadership 'met Monday. tract a

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