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B OGDEN Boy Dies After Accident On Railway Span Death early today claimed. the second of two brothers who were run over Thursday just before noon on the Thirty-second ano Pacific overpass of the Bamberger Electric railroad. Three-year-old Gordon Jorgensen succumbed to injuries at the Dee hospital about five a. m. today. The brothers were the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Jorgensen of 2881 Grant. Donald Baird Jorgensen, five years old, was killed outright. Larry Olsen, our, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Olsen of 2826 Grant, was injured. A Bamberger light locomotive passed over them as they lay on the road's right-of-way. The Olsen youngster was reported in a "satisfactory" condition by hospital attendants. "Fair" Condition Delbert E. Hess. 64, o£ 2054 Adams, driver of a cit truck which was in collision with an ambulance bearing the two injured boys to the hospital, was reported in a "fair" -condition. He sustained three broken ribs as a result of the crash, which occurred at Thirty-first and Grant. Elmer A. Anderson, Ogden city fire marshal, and James H. Martin, city sexton, arrived at the scene and took the children to the hospital in a passenger car. A fire department ambulance took Mr. Hess to the hospital. Meantime, Otto Priesnitz, watchman at the bridge, seportedly said he had not seen the three boys near the structure as the engine approached. Termed Impossible Lester Costelle, motorman, said it would have been impossible for the crew to bring the locomotive to a stop in time to prevent the tragedy. John B. Beesley, brakeman, caught the first view of the youngsters. Donald Baird Jorgensen was born August 14, 1938, in Ogden, a son of Arthur L,. and Roselle Baird Jorgensen. Gordon was born May 2, 1940, in Ogden. Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Bohman and Renee Jorgensen of Peterson, Morgan county, and a grandfather, William H. Baird, Mink Creek, Idaho. The bodies are at the mortuary, 3408 Washington. High School fiiyes Concert Conducted Following Railway Line Tragedy 4oooee««««w^ Gardeners SCENE . . . Above is shown the Bamberger line overpass, Thirty-second and Pacific, where three boys were struck by an locomotive. H. I. Price of Salt Lake City, Bamberger claun is seen conferring with W. W. Richardson, Ogden police officer. The boys who lost their lives are shown at side. Gordon Jorgensen (left), three years old, and his brother, Donald, five years old. Fund Granted for Recreation Ogden's long awaited war recreation project has been approved by the federal works agency in the sum of $23.200, according to a telegram to · The Standard-Examiner from the office of Rep. Walter K. Granger' (D-U-tah) in Washington. The telegram said: "Federal works has just advised us they have approved Ogden city application 42-M-24, federal grant of $23,200 for maintenance and. operation of recreation facilities for civilian war workers from Jan. 1, 1944 to Dec. 31, 1944." City Commissioner Harold L. Welch stated when he was advised of the appropriation that he was working on a budget plan to utilize this fund for civilian war workers, service men, and their families in this community. "Receipt of this money will permit us to extend our recreation program- to include at least one large centrally located recreation center with .- supplemental neighborhood house centers in parts of the city where needed." The Egg Dyeing Contest Slated All hostesses, soldiers and war production workers are "eggspected" to fce present "eggs-actly" at eight p. m. Saturday to "eggs-ercise" their art in the Easter egg-dyeing contest. There will be "eggstra- ordinary" "eggs-citement" and prizes will be given. Easter sunrise service Sunday, April 9. The bus leaves the USD at six a. m. Rev. Blankenship will the speaker. A cantata, "Seven Last Words on the Cross," will be by a chorus from Hill field. Miss. Annabel Sawyer, the director of the USO recently returned from attending a USO institute in Mrs. Alda Ferguson, the former secretary, has left the city. She will be greatly missed at her post. Writer New

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 07 Apr 1944, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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