Roy Hutton killed in appartment explosion
1 Killed, 3 Injured in Apartment Explosion and Fire DESMOINESMAfT DIES OF BURNS Father in Hospital 2 Invalids Are Hurt EmmetsburK—Roy Hutton, 38, Des Moines garage employe, died at G a. m. Monday as 2 result of burns received in a fire and explosion explosion in which 3 others were injured at the home of his father, father, William Hutton, here Sunday Sunday morning. Hutton arrived at his parents' home at 2 a. m. and was getting lunch when the explosion, believed believed to be caused by gas, occurred occurred in the duplex. Windows were blown about 25 feet from the house. The (ire started in and virtually virtually destroyed the half of the duplex occupied by Mr. and Mrs. William Hulton. Their son, Roy. was burned when he re-entered. . to salvage furnishings. He and his father were taken to a hospital for treatment of burns. The elder HUlton ran into the street with clothing blazing to summon help. Mrs. Hutton, an invalid, was helped from the building but also was taken to the hospital, suffering suffering from shock. Charles Packard, Packard, an occupant of the other half, was the 2nd shock victim. He also is an invalid. .Packard's wife, daughter and 2 grandchildren live with him. The Huttons said a gas stove burner might have been left open and that the accumulated gas might have been exploded by a heating stove in which there was a fire. Emmetsburg firemen and volunteer volunteer workers battled the blaze, kindled by a strong wind, for over an hour. The building belonged to the Emmetsburg Methodist church and was covered by insurance. The household furnishings were not insured. The senior Hutton.was reported a little better at an Emmetsburg hospital Monday morning. HERE and THERE TRAIN, TRUCK COLLIDE— The driver of this demolished gravel truck (foreground) and 20 passengers on the combination motor-passenger train coach (background) escaped without sei-ious injury in a collision at Humboldt, Iowa. One tire of the truck is still burning burning fiercely. Fire which enveloped the coach was extinguished soon after the coach overturned. overturned. ' i Harvest 47 Acres Corn in 5 Hours Goodell ~ Mayor Ira Lunglylz and Harve Boiler solicited equipment equipment and labor and went to the Paul Kemp farm Saturday to husk corn. Seven power huskers, 20 tractors tractors and 35 men went into the field of 47 acres at 8 a. m. and by 1 p. m. the corn was all cribbed. Several women were on hand and helped Mrs. Kemp serve a delicious delicious dinner. Mr. Kemp is a patient in the Colonial hospital in Rochester, Minn., recovering frotn a major stomach operation. STILSOX—Mrs. Anna Brickfcy of Bur-, alo Center and Mrs, Peter Grunewald of, D ortlaijd, Ore,, a former SliJsoh resident., pent Thursday and Friday visiting riends in this community, BANCROFT—Mrs. Harold Hamilton vis- ed a few days with her da t) shier, Mary \nn, who is attending St. Catherine col- ege in St, Paul. I.UVERXI:—Misses Lottie and Jennie fiisoti were pleasantly surprised Wcdiles- ay evening when the ladies of the Pres- 'yterian association came jn a body for house warming. KANCROFT—Vincent Nurr*. aviation tudcm, of Ames, is spending a lew days vith his mother, Mrs. Anna Nurre. LITTLE CEDAK—Mrs, Claude Emerson >f Waupan. \Vis t , visited Thursday night t the Ellsworth Emerson home. She was :tiroute to her home at Waupa'n. after laving spent the past 3 months v.-iih icr husband at Sioux falls. S. Dak,, here he attended radio school. GOLDFIELD-^CIyde West brook flf San Antonio. Tex., is visiting at the home ol cousin. Miss Jessie Harlsook. Air. Vest brook was born and grew to man- GOLD FIELD—Mrs, J. C. Siemens left hursday for Berkley. Cal., where she vill visit at the home of her son, Ben iemens, LAWLGB—F/c. Helen Morris, who is tationed at Cherry Point, N, Car., marine . >s air station, writes thai her group s being reclassUied and she has applied or radio operator. PLVMOUTH—R. Bullis. coach oE the My mouth schools, is ivorkiny in M.iso;i City this week during corn husking. 'acolion. MANLY—Dr. and Mrs. G. 1!. Schacfer ire happy over word received from their on, Donald, of Cleveland, Ohio, announc- ng Jhe arrival of a daughter. Barbara can. in their home. This is the lim grandchild in the Schaefer home. i>OUCHERTY—Cpl. Cotjnor Breen. sta- ioncd at Camp Cook, Cal,, is home on tn 11 day furlough. Le ROY, Minn,— Albert Jlungerf ord, vho is in training at Guatavus Adolphus college, St. Peler. visited his parents on urlough snd will leave for Columbia jnivcvsity. L&WMLR—Jlr. and Mrs. William Boyle ceJebratcii their 25th \vctiding a-imiversary Fredericksburg Legion Post Names Officers Fredericksbur?—At the regular ineeting of Laurel Hanan Post of he American Legion Friday evening, evening, Charles Pett iras elected commander, succeeding Alfred Sabcock, who was recently elected county commander. Other officers elected were: Vice commander, William Mueller; Mueller; adjutant, Vern Upham; historian. historian. Fred Mayo; finance officer, officer, William Joachim; sergcant- at-arms, Reno Bravener; chaplain, Carl Mack, and service officer, W C. Upham. Suffers Broken Ribs in Fall From Oil Tank Stacyville—Aloys Hcman, manager Farmer Loses Part of Thumb Elevating Corn Fertile—Martin Ouverson suffered suffered painful injuries Saturday when elevating his corn. His thumb got caught in the elevator and was pulled of! below the thumb nail. Thinks U.S. s World's arden Spot 15K11VL KA.MSEV Remodels Barn Into 3-Story Egg Factory New Hampton—Elmev Kilcher is owner of Chickasaw county's only 3-story henhouse. Kilcher, who lives near Fredericksburg, has remodeled his barn into a 3- story egg factory. He has between 7 and 8 hundred hens. The 3-story factory has an elevator to transport transport feed and the workers. 950 Yule Packages Go to Service Men, Women Cresco — More than D50 Cbrisl- mas packages from the Howard county war relict organization have been sent to the men and women in the service both at torae and abroad. The aid is to remember GIVE FAREWELL TO MISS RAMSEY Joice Girl Leaves as Missionary to Africa .Joice—Approximately 200 persons persons attended consecration services services held at the Bethel Lutheran Brethren church for Beryl liam- sey, daughter oC Mr. and Mrs Theodore Ramsey. The service opened with scrip- lure reading and prayer by Missionary Missionary Laura Burton of Hopkins Minn., who will go with Miss Ramsey Ramsey to the Sudan in Africa. The Rev. L. C. Masted, pasloi of St. Paul's Lutheran church o Minneapolis, gave the main nd dress. The consecration service wai conducted by Missionary A. E Gunderson. founder and prcsen leader of tiie inter-synodical Lu theran Mission in Sudan. Special music was furnished b^ jr Kanawha—Orville Severson is njoyinj; a 17-day furlough with elatives and friends. He has ecn in the army for about l(i lonths and has been in New ealand, Australia, and other is- ands o£ the South Pacific, as well s the African countries. Orville says that there are nice eople and beautiful scenery in icse far countries, but thinks lat the United Stales is the gar- en spot of the world. He said hen he learned that he was ome back to the states, he oulcln't get his feet on the boat nick enough. Orville is a radio operator and is duties were to send coimmi- ications to the bomber squad- 0113. Three Sons in Service, Barents Operate Cafe Garner—Mr. and Mrs. B. Schoneman of Garner have 3 sons n the service of their country The 1st to enter was Maynard vho enlisted May B, 1341, and low sergeant on duty somewhere n North Africa. Marvin, a twin brother of Mayla Mayla rd and a co-partner in the Gar- icr cafe, often referred to as thi Twin's cafe, joined the marin orps April 20, 1312, and is now n-ivalo 1st class in the office he paymaster at San Diego, Cal M. M. Schoneman enlisted i he ordnance company April 11 942. and is serving somewhere North Africa. He recently \va Tdvanced to corporal. Mr. and Mrs. Schoneman ar n-oud of theiv sons and the par Jiey are playing in our nationa emergency. With the help of thei other 3 children, Marian, Bett ind Mickey, they are carrying :hc business established "by twins.