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 - DELPHI MAN IS DROWNED Alvin Stark Loses L i f e...
DELPHI MAN IS DROWNED Alvin Stark Loses L i f e Plunges Into Spillway at Oakdafe Dam While Fishing; Body Is Quickly Recovered But Efforts of Resuscitation Fail. MONTICELLO, Ind., Oct'. 15--Losing his balance as he stood on; the walk along the spillway at Oakdale dam, south of here, grabbing for shads at 9 o'clock this morning, Alvin Stark, 54j Delphi laborer, fell into the swift current and was carried,to his death by drowning. His body was recovered within ten minutes and for two hours trained squads of the Northern Indiana Public Service company, operators of the plant, and two physicians, labored over tfie body in an effort to revive him. Their efforts were of no avail. JStai^k and his twenty year old son, Richard, came to the dam earlier in the day and. were* among a half dozen fishermen engaged in the sport at the time. few The*son, standing within a feet of his father, saw him lose his balanie and-, made a grab for his clothing in an effort to aid him but the .fisherman plunged ; |ntot4he-- Iifteen feet of water below. -«-., «L Flg-nts- Losing Battle ---, For a short time the laborer fought the. current in an. effort to keep'.on the surface but the undertow ^ : ot the water drew him .undei a n d - h i s body plunged into the stream below the spillway. The son and other fishermen spread the alarm and Claude Cowger/ John Mullendore and Ernest Zwicki, employes of the power plant, immediately launched . a Doat^and went to a point one hundred' 1 feet below where Stark 'had fallen and started the search. A gra'b hook soon caught the man's clothes and the body brought to the surface. 'It was hurried to the bank and methods of resuscitation applied In the meantime Dr. H. B. Grable of Monticello and Dr. Hubert Gros. Carroll county coroner, were.-summoned and assisted in "the two hour battle made in efforts to sav« the drowned man. At 11 o'clock physicians announced that farther efforts to revive Stark were useless. The body was removed'- to'^thc Grimm and son funeral borne ' in Delphi and Dr. Gross opened 'his investigation into the tragedy. Stark formerly resided in'Monti- cello. Surviving are the widow; seven children, Hiohard. Eay, Riley, Ernest, Pauline, Glen and Ruby; all at home; two stepchildren, Dale and June; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Stark of Delphi; two brothers, Cecil and Eussell Crawford ot Delphi, and five sisters, Mrs. Dorie Crawford Dowb'.e of near Delphi, Mrs. Lillie Blary 'of Georgetown, Mrs. Bonnie Good;win of Templeville, Mich.. -Vfrs. .Hazel Drummett of Nashville. lutl., ; and Mrs. Flora Bair of Delphi. Warn Police Gunmen May Stage Raids Warn Authorities That Brady Gangsters May Try Dllllnger Tactics. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 15-- (UP)--Sherifls and local authorities were warned today to protect their arsenals against a possible attack by members of the Alfred Brady "second Dillinger" gang. Meanwnile, Capt. Matt Leach of Indiana state police sifted widespread reports of the whereabouts of the fugitives who' broke out of the Hancock county jail at Greenfield last Sunday. Raids by the John Dillinger gang on arsenals at Peru and "Warsaw were recalled by state police as .the -warning to local authorities was issued. A report from Sheriff C. W. Roth said George Struebing identified Brady and James Dalhover as two of four men who drove up to his farm near Champaign, 111., yesterday. He said their automobile bore Illinois license plates and there was a machine gun and extra sets of Ohio and Indiana license plates in the car. Late yesterday the gang was reported moving across northern Ohio from Celina toward the Indiana state line. The report followed one Tuesday that three men seen near Toledo, O., were identified as the fugitives. Seize Still: Government Troops Flee In Disorder Loyalists' Position 1 Critical After Series of Defeats on Western Front. GIBRALTAR. Oct. 15--(UP)-Spanish . nationalists, smashing with'terrific force, inflicted on the troops of the left wing government today a series. of defeats that threatened to become a rout. A leftist (Loyalist) counter offensive on the front west of Madrid was turned into a retreat which dispatches from Madrid itself indicated was disorderly. Fearing that the nationalists might soon be at the city's gatee, the leftist government urgently intensified the building of fortifications in the suburbs. Insurgent dispatches asserted that by the capture of two small towns in the Cordoba, region, they had cut. ot£\ completely Jftfr. capital's 4UHfe^t^g»l^- Heed»8L- f ',:not Snrr tcHJear^SSBs* i -'aS i rtng' "Ttie present cold weather but,to operate essential defense ivorksi I t - w a s indicated' that''the insurgents had resumed aerial bombardment of the Madrid-east coast railroad and that at any moment the government might find itself cut otf except for automobile and air transport to the coast. It was persistently .reported that nationalist troops sent to relieve the besieged garrison at Oviedo had effected contact with the defenders arid must soon penetrate the city streets and be lighting hand to hand the miners trying to overwhelm the' garrison. Hints that the loyalist (leftist) towns on the east coast were going to be bombarded .by the rebel fleet continued. Madrid admitted a severe aerial bombardment of Malaga yesterday. One bornb ignited a gasoline tank and another, it was asserted, fell on a German freighter in the harbor, but did not explode. The position of the Madrid government at the moment was perhaps the most serious since the start of the civil war three months ago. . Board Asks 'NoParade' At/Hearing State Tnx'Commission Head Sends Cnrt letter To local Offices About Hearing Learning that interested persons Distinguished Guest * Gov. Alfred M. Landon" Open Inquest Into Cowley Aulo Tragedy Daughters And Driver Submit Depositions at Coroner's Hearing. Roosevelt Tours Michigan After Chicago Ovation Estimate 200,000 Greeted President at Grand Rapids; Speaks Tonight at Detroit; Chicago Gives Him Tumultous Reception. GRAND. RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 15--(UP)--President Roosevelt, beginning a one-day whirlwind tour of pivotal Michigan today, told thousands who jammed Grand Rapids streets to welcome him that $500,000,000 (M) in private, capital has been drawn into construction work as a result of Federal Housing Administration activities. . · J "Such a program of building new homes and remodeling old ones has meant business.for your city," the president told his audience rn this furniture capital,,of the nation. - Elated over .the tumultuous reception given ; him at Chicago last night, Mr.. Roosevelt With Mrs. Vina Cowley, f Alfred R. Cowley, Barnes hotel ight clerk, who lost his life in uto ciash east o£ 'Logansport 'Unday night, still confinedito . ed by injimes -sustained in the ame accident, two daughters, Lois, 7, and Nell Maxine, 11, of the Cowleys. and George Hight, ID, of the car, gave then statements to Coroner J1. B. Stei\aH t the public inquest into the ragedytheld- jn the north court oom Thursday morning. The three young* people told ivid stories of the crash, that robed the local family- -ot their ather and brought injuries to the o u r , other occupants. ' hjae. Their stateinenl«''Verc"'sim- lar to those given- immediately after the fatality.;^ ^T a Brnmett Listo'n^o'pOTair, of a led Cross -fir'stftai ' " .-the as , re- _ j h?" scene,'bi tfie~cra6h7* statement to the coroner. accounts of the tragedy will be written- into -the records,.later, officer stated Miss Melba Wasson eerv.ed clerk' to the coroner Thursda'v, placing' Ruth-Kelso, who -resigned n view of. the., fact that she eaving.for California, Kites Held Wednesday "Ainid floweis that piacticall} 'illed the room which. ; -contained the casket- private. 1 funeral. . rites vere held Wednesday afternoon he Cowley residence, :216 East. Miami avenue, for the former - night clerk. Rev p K. Finch o the Wheatland' avenue. "Methodis church was in : charge -and .follow- ng the funeral sermon". 1 , read a number of high tributes, that' J'een sent to the famiiy.. ; .by patron. of the hotel whom Mr. Cr.owley ierved. Mauy bl the fldral /tributes weie fiom hotel guests, who in ;welve years 1 .'Mr. -Crowley' . hai served at the Barnes,, grew- to, the local man as a true .friend. Mrs. Crowley,, returned from lospital to. her home · .Wednesday occupied a place .near the. ''ca'sket having beer, removed from her sick room to be present for th service. Surrounding her- were- daughters, Lois and · Nell Maxine who were in the 'accident, 'also the two married, daughter's, : ;Mrf Harold Crist and Mrs . -Paul' ion, who were in ShelbyvlU'e; a.t time of the accident, and .fourteen year old son, Alfred Jr;,whp.ha' not accompanied the family. trip to Shelbyville. Sunday, The body was placed '-in the Closkey mausoleum in Mt.- Hop cemetery and- as soon, .as Mrs Cowley has recovered sufficientl from hei injuries to make th trip it w.ll be taken to Elwoofl Indiana; for biirial.

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  1. Logansport Pharos-Tribune,
  2. 15 Oct 1936, Thu,
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