Clinton Fireworks Plant Explosion Part 1

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Clinton Fireworks Plant Explosion Part 1
ASSOCIATED PRESS A?TD WIDE WORLD FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE MOBERLY. MISSOURI drivers warning in Judge court streets spaces meters serving that an to will more topic could and about Here would all Power is probably parking on the to a space meters^ in full as much in goes for. The by in- for taste at metal stalls those stores- cars sides the was most of on Clark usually who to many DEBRIS LITTERS FACTORY FRON 7 T AFTER BLAST: Charred, twisted debris lie in a heap around corner office of the Brown Manufacturing Company's No. 2 plant at Clinton. Mo., the only portion of the one-story building left standing after an explosion leveled the' rest of building, killing 12 and injuring three others. The plant manufactured fireworks ((£) press photo). 12 Dead, Three Injured in Clinton Explosion and Fire Block to don't our over the at a this they meters the ori a machine can or three to of you 5 left might Thirteen Others Flee Inferno in Missouri Town Cause of Tragedy in Fireworks .Plant Not x · . Known; Inqyuiry Ended ^CLINTON, Mo., April 3 (IP)-Twelve (IP)-Twelve persons lost their lives and three others were injured as the result of an txplosion and fire which yesterday swept through a. fireworks manufacturing manufacturing plant. Seven men and three women, all between the. ages of 50 and 70, were killed in attempting to flee from the one-story frame building .where toy buzz bombs were being manufactured. Two 1 other women died early today. . Of the three on the injured list, one remained in a critical condition. Thirteen- other persons in the plant escaped. The dead: J. C. Herst. 62. Roy Burnsides. 62. Frank Chanslor. 58. J. S. Moyer. 70. Mrs. Edna Moyer, 54, wife of J. S. Moyer. George C. Tally. 60. Mrs. Lillian Shepard, 55. Lydia Crockett. 50. W. H. Belton. 59. Harry L. Pogue, 67. Mrs. Morton Johnson, 51. Mrs. Hazel Shepard,28. daughter-in-law daughter-in-law of Mrs. Lillian Shepard. Shepard. uause rs'ot JR.HOWH Cause of the blast was not known. Kelso Journey, prosecuting prosecuting attorney and acting county county coroner, said after an inquest that, he planned no further investigation. investigation. "In view of the evidence. I can find no criminal neglect," he said. L. W. Brown, who operated the plant, could give no explanation explanation for the tragedy. He said the powder supply in the plant was kept below 100 pounds at all times. The bodies, burned almost beyond beyond recognitoin, were taken to the city hall, where relatives came to make the identificat ; *n Some o f . the victims were so badly burned identification was Music Club Singers To Present Easter Songs at Hospitals All members of the Moberly Music Club choral group who will be able to sing Easter songs at the hospitals Easter Sunday are asked to meet'promptly at 8 o'clock that morning at/the home of Mrs. Hartley Estill;' 610 Fisk avenue. School Board Thanks Public For Levy Vote Approval of Increase Seen as Challenge for School Improvement The Moberly Board of Educa- ion today thanks the citizens of Moberly for the vote of approval gi en the increase in the school evy in the election Tuesday. '"This is an indication that the public recognizes the problems vhich face the schools a-nd also hat the schools are a community nterprise," the board said in a tatement issued todry. "This approval of the school evy not only provides necessary unds for the operation of the chools, but it is also a challenge p-the Board of Education to con- nue to improve the schools . . . Consult Citizens. "We shall continue the prac- ce of recent months of calling i groups of citizens to consult ith us on school problems, both o inform the public and to ob- ain for the board the benefit of our counsel and opinion. "The board wishes to express ppreciation to the local newspapers, newspapers, to the P. T. A. Council and P. T. A. units, the Real Estate Board, Alumni Association, and individuals for their support and efforts . - ." The statement was signed by all school board .members, and Carl: Henderson, school superintendent. superintendent. Greek-Turkish Aid Approved Senate Group Votes 13-0 In Favor Of President Truman's $400000,QOO : ?*· WASHINGTON. April 3. The Senate foreign relations committee today approved by a vote 13-0 legislation to carry out President Truman's program of extending 3400,000,000 financial and limited military aid to Greece and Turkey. Brushing aside proposals to eliminate Turkey as a beneficiary beneficiary and to strip out the military aid provisions the committee unanimously unanimously sent an amended bill ;o the Senate for expected action action there next week. Before acting it revised an amendment by Chairman Vandenberg Vandenberg (R-Mich) to give the United Nations authority to call a halt on American assistance only when the international organization organization finds that assistance being provided by itself makes the continuance of American aid unnecessary. Blames Russia Rep. Eaton (R-NJ), of the House foreign affairs committee bluntly blamed Russia today for inability of the United Nations act in the Greek-Turkish situation, situation, i . j of only possiblp through rings and effects or other personal through teeth. C. S. Knoles. a worker, said the flames swept through the (Continued on Page 4) Brown Shoe Factory to Close One Day Because of Leather Shortage The Brown Shoe Factory here will be closed Friday because of shortage of leather, according to R. H. Poison, plant superintendent superintendent The plant will reopen Monday, Monday, according to a notice on the bulletin board at the plant. "I know something about the United Nations," declared Eaton, Eaton, breaking into testimonj by Rev. Alson J. Smith, who urged the committee to rely upon U N. rather than independent American American action to aid the' two countries in warding off Communist Communist domination. Smith represents represents the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Eaton has served as a consultant consultant to American delegations at U. N. conferences. "The U. N. has absolutely no funds to meet starvation," throughout the world Eaton said, and' added that it has no military military organization. "The reason for that," he said, "is that the Russian delegate has exercised a continued veto -holding -holding back, confusing and delaying--which delaying--which has made it impossible impossible to be ready now." Actions Yesterday The Senate committee also: Decided to insist upon Senate confirmation of the program's directors. Agreed to stipulate that none of the funds could be used to old Greek and Turkish loans of you at Monday and

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 03 Apr 1947, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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