Eagle Iron Works explosion 1963

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Eagle Iron Works explosion 1963 - Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa,...
Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Saturday, ' I" 1 ' 't 1 ' '"''•• • • • i; ' l|!;;|: • lUi ':::' •' ( M'i.ii ' ••II .:ii" ll I'lii'iiii, v .• - ,i ,,i 'TOi l>,lllilHlliiliill.lllllli!ullniilLllllMlliMi:lll,illl ( l Tricky Business— Des Moines firemen check propane gas tanks in an area where several other tanks already had blown up Friday. The blast at Eagle Iron Works knocked two boys off their feet and jolted the Birdland-North High School area. No one /''["iii Pi" i ! i"): 'II' '• ''i ' '\>- ,,'!) ', |! r'' i.itlr ,':. "r 111 • i l!i ;ii"i !! i^''IliiiliSiiti'' tl'litSiillpi^feiiiiii^lii^viNt'''!!'?' ""i.!i"'••'' i'lvr''^.^'^'"'! 11 "''." "• w • • • ;'i4 |i; v.i" |||: : ' ii|'''l M 1( '< il* 1 "lid 1 '' ' '" " ' !| '' ' '* I 1 ' •'• ' i j/,i, 1 i!i f jii.:i!iJi,;!i,!ii;ij;jii"!iii l F!!i:iiii,hii;'i,..ii: l i:::iBiiHi::;llii[i ! ,iiiftiilllnii:..j l il —AP Photofax Wire Pictur* was hurt. Twelve tanks exploded, some rocketing about 200 feet from their original locations. The fire was believed to have started by a spark from a switch as a pump was turned off. May Give Discounts on Liquor to Bar Owners By RON SPEER DES MOINES (AP)—The possibility of making the liquor business more profitable for bar owners when the sale of liquor by the drink becomes legal July 4 is being studied by the State Liquor Control Commission. Persons and clubs planning to apply for licenses have complained that regulations now British Warn Russians on Laos Crisis MOSCOW (AP) — Britain has warned the Soviet Union that the situation in strife-ridden Laos may become worse. There are alarming indications, a British note said, that the Communist-backed Pathet Lao faction may be getting ready for more attacks on the so-called neutralist forces. The British made the warning public Friday night here and in planned will make it difficult to operate at a profit. The new liquor law requires holders of licenses to buy their stock from state liquor stores. The commission has planned to charge regular prices for its liquor to all purchasers, regardless of how much liquor they buy or whether they have a liquor license. However, the law provides that the commission could allow discounts on large purchases if the discount was made available to everyone and not just license holders. Homer Adcock, commission chsirman, said Saturday that the commission is studying the possibility of making discounts when large quantities of liquor are purchased at one time. "If we want to, we could give a discount for purchases in large lots," Adcock said. "For instance, we could give 10'per cent off the regular price for purchases of 10 cases or more of liquor. "Private citizens also would be able to buy liquor at this discount rate if they bought 10 cases at a time," Adcock said. Liquid Gas Blasts Rock North D.M. DES MOINES (AP)-A section of north Des Moines was rocked by the explosion of 12 liquid petroleum gas tanks late Friday and authorities said it was a miracle that no one was hurt or killed. The blast occurred at a work yard of the Eagle Iron Works. Two large tanks more than 16 feet long were hurled distances of about 200 feet. One landed only a short distance from busy Second Avenue. Three large tanks were torn off their concrete bases and nine smaller ones exploded. Robert Patterson told firemen he was loading one small tank with 'gas and as he shut off the pump switch a sheet of flame arose. He said he lost no time getting out of there. Fire set off explosions in a row. Two boys hi the area, John Coxe and Gary Gieffer, said they were knocked to the ground. Two firemen fighting the blaze in 92-degree weather were nearly overcome. Officials gave no estimate of the damage.

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  1. Carrol Daily Times Herald,
  2. 08 Jun 1963, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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