May 1, 1924

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$ S- $· ! $ * * A A A. A *S A s In · * 8 s «.*« S S"S- . * INJURED r e a t e n ed Forn- in his picas ; returning: t h a t he i l h other the w i f e denies hy be remained refusing to n n d ;ilso°re- wife UNION LEADER DYING t "~ Dynamite Explodes In An Auto · SEVEfARE HURT Wife; Of One Victini Says She Knows Who Put * Bomb There ·ly Sli subscription Chest 'Bark- n g Co. t h e hours f i c i a l s expressed on Iho · ' . Cleveland, O.,-May. 1. Police today were confronted with solving one of the most powerful, unusual- nnd mysterious explosions in Ihe history of Cleveland, It, occurred Into last night i n ' n n automobile owned Joy t h e Sheet Alotal Workers union and resulted in the injury oC seven persons, two probably fatally. . r Hope for the recovery of William M. O'Brien, international vine president o£ the Sheet M c f n l Workers union, secretary of the Cleveland local and s'ecretriry of the newly or- gnnizbd Building. Trndcs. council, wjiich he wns inslnimeulal.in ^orip- ing-, and Joseph Nestcr, 50, hiisi- ness ngeiit of the 'Cleveland local of the union, had been virtually aban- i iloii ed by, n t tend i ng" phy s i «n jiddny. A blood Iraiisfusion was performed' in an effort to save 0?Brien's life. At the time of the explosion the automobile was parked in f r o n t the Labor temple, in downtown Euclid avenue. Carl DcEch, trustee of the local umou, wns seriously injured. Charles V . Frank, trustee and executive board member, and William W. Cle- nienls, local vice president n?id cxe- culive hoard member, received cuts. Two passengers, a woman and a man on a, passing street car were showered hy broken glass when n car window was shattered by the blast. Aftor trciilmetit nt hospitals, they were taken lo their homes. The explosiut occurred when O'Brien islcppcd on the self slnrlcr in an effort to start t h e automobile. Xestcr wns in the sent hnside him nnd Desch and Frank occupied the rcnr scat. Clements iv.is ilbout to enter the car. O'Brien is suffcr'nig i n t e r n a l injuries in addilion to loss of one eye nnd leg. Both ol' Nestor's eyes were destroyed, bis skull probably fractured anil he was lindly out. Blame Dynamite. Police are of Iho opinion t h a t dynamite h u d ! b e e n plnnlcd in hood of t h e automobile. '1'he.v believe it, was attached to the w i r and was ignited when O'Uricii stepped on Ihe self starter. A t first it was believed t h a t the gasoline l a n k bud exploded, hut U- was intact ninoiig t h e wreckage. "I k n o w who put Ihc bomb car," -Mrs. Ncstcr declared at the bedside of her husband. "J're been :pecting it for sonic limfi." O'Brien was a leader in (lie factional fight which resulted from Ilio carpcntcrs-.-diccC inclnl workers' dispute over trim work nnd Iho ins t a l l a t i o n of metal doors. was his chief aide { S r to were 'die' told to Hiram i d at d o D c lost n i of alive'

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  1. Hamilton Evening Journal,
  2. 01 May 1924, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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