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LEADER KILLED IN CRASH. ',,; CONCLUDED FROM PAGE ONI. Knickerbocker orcheotra, who met tn- sUna death In the theater coUapue, came to Wanhlngton little more than month ugu from South Hend. Ind. Ho smd^hlH wife had. lived at 2409 Kight- wife had lived centh «treet slnc« coming hero. of the eleven membera of the orcheutra ·were killed, und flvo others were Badly hurt^ Seven other members of the chesili e«c»ped Uecaune tho snow storm and break-down" of the street cur prevented them from reaching the theater. The musicians' union 1« arranging to care (or the- tihlpmcnt or Freeman's body to South Hend. It was 1 o'clock thla morning, four hours after the crash, when Natlello, the orchestra director, was removed the debris. The first report was that he had escaped with Injuries while his brother had been killed. Accepting this report hla widow went to Emergency hospital today to Inquire 'about his condition, ihore she learned of her husbands death. Her brother-in-law wius In the hospital, but her husband had been taken to improvised morgue in a. church near the wrecked theater. She la prostrated with grief. ,, Natiello was engaged three months ago to cUrect the orchestra at the fashionable T Knickerbocker theater. Ho cama here from the Strand theater, Loutoville, Ky. Before going to LoulB- - vllle he had been the director of the CJrcla theater. Indianapolis, for a. year. He* was an Italian by birth. He was Vldely known as an orchestra director and had many friends at Indianapolis. Mrs. Natlello, when seen tonight by The Star correspondent at the Natiello home at 1800 Belmont street, two blocks from the scene of the disaster, told or her narrow escape from d,eath. Covered With Debris. # "My poor husband, the best husband who ever lived, was killed as he Bipod. In the orchestra, and the little boy had accompanied me to the theater klljed at, my side, while I was spared." said Mrs. Natiello. "I was seated not far from an exit, but the crash came with such suddenness that I did Yiot have a chance to move from my seat. Within an Instant, I was almost buried in the debris. Fortunately, none 6f the heavy girders or pieces of concrete struck me, but I was so covered with debris that I could not move. Rescuers dug me out and pulled me to the outside. The little boy who had gone to the theater with me was completely buried and was dead when rescuers reached him. I had my eye on my husband just a moment before, but crash was so blinding I could not what had been his fate. The first report was that he had escaped with injuries, and I only learned the cruel when I went to the hospital." Vinson Dauber, the boy killed, was son of Mrs. Anna Dauber, who lived the same house with The Natlello Natlello was 43 years old and was born in Italy. He was married' in Louisville, Ky., in 1903. He will be buried at Louisville. The brother, Oresto Nat 1 olio, was known at Indianapolis. at

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  1. The Indianapolis Star,
  2. 30 Jan 1922, Mon,
  3. Page 15

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