The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 5, 1941 · Page 21
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The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota · Page 21

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Friday, September 5, 1941
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EAPOUS STAR JOUS A IX. US T SEPTEMBER S Nl jr W T JF s .. 1 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 IS 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 OCT OMR s mtwItfs .. .. 77 .. .. i 4 I ( 7 t M II 1J 13 14 II It 17 It It II n 23 24 2ft M 37 M J S M W T f 9 12 14 I 4 7 t 10 11 11 11 14 It It 17 II U M 11 a 13 14 IS 2tjZ7 24 M 11 .. STORM FREAKS When the Wind Blew Lots of queer things happen in a windstorm so sudden and tempestuous as the one which blew over the city Thursday. At the height of its 75-mile-an-hour speed, the storm displaced all sorts of objects, even twisting the top of a smokestack so it looked like a bicycle. These pictures show other oddities which occurred. This piece of roof was blown onto the streetcar guy wires at Third avenue and Broadway from a nearby store. nln''?? ' " tic. WHVS riX v ' 'fc-,V vfv 41t I n ' frr- im BUS. Ff'm'b " -sfewfi5 ' "'SS yitnftiii Right through the back In by the wind. Death, Injury Rode Wind That Smashed Soo Shops One Man Killed by Flying Timber, 34 Hurt ; Lunch Bell Saved 100 From Possible r Disaster; 5 Buildings Damaged "We are trying to prevent accidents and ask your help ..." , ' That sign stood over flattened buildings and battered railroad cars today at the Soo Line Shoreham shops, Twenty-eighth and Central avenues NE., where greatest damage was caused by yesterday's storm. One man was killed, 34 were injured and five buildings were wrecked or damaged at the shops. The sign warning against accidents was painted on a section of wall which remained standing after the wind collapsed the coach shop. V A bell saved at least 100 employes in the shop from possible death. Five minutes before the storm struck, the men were eating their lunches in one end of the building. ' When the bell rang to end their lunch period, they scattered throughout the building to return to work. The end of the building' in which they had eaten was 4 turned into a shambles of bricks and twisted girders by the wind. Men . In the shops scrambled under machines and coaches to seek safety. , "The coaches in the car shop saved our lives," E. F. Johnson, 2931 Hayes street NE., shop foreman, said. "They were our only shelter. Men rushed underneath and inside of them. "I raced for a car but didn't have to move very far for the coach was blown toward me fully 15 feet." Seven sections of the car shop were collapsed. Only sections of the shop not badly damaged were three empty stalls in which no men were working. Frank Budzynski. 2228 Madison fc street NE., was blown through a door of the Shoreham machine shop. "I was outside watching the heavy dark clouds moving; toward U8K . jw J i. j . r mm i , 'Mfirt'rT iin "If- mini MiMiaiffr mill I lilfflllllll lllll Tlf,l..MIMiMl- g iiiimnnf iff -f iMiUiltU ttirtmmmr MT-rnr-l 1 of this car in north Minneapolis went this plank, driven us," Budzynski explained. "It started to rain and then the wind came diagonally across the yard. "I rushed to close a donr and was blown clear through It. Timbers blew around for more than 100 feet even heavy Rash was carried high in the aid. "The storm lasted only a few minutes but it seemed like hours to us. The roof of the machine shop was blown in but the men found shelter under machines." . John Bina, 1920 Polk street NE., working in a paint shop at the southwest corner of the yards, saw the cone of the tornado whirling toward the yards. "I glanced out the door and saw a black cone dipping out of the sky, with a lot of dirt flying before it," Bina said. "It came so quick that before we could shut the two doors, the roof was off and the windows started to blow in." Bina crawled between two machines for safety. John Hissa, 1802 Third avenue N., a car repairman, was working under a freight car. He closed his eyes when the storm struck. His description of what happened: 'Whoosh and wheir I open. r (pk t 7'v : 1 J!-" r.y, r- . Probably the quickest trip this car ever took was the free ride it" was given by the wind yesterday. The machine was parked at Twenty-second and Washington ave ed my eyes everything wu gone." A freight car in which John Krawczyk, 2200 California street NE., and Einar Brundahl, 4019 Colfax avenue N., took shelter was overturned by the wind. Both men were injured and were taken to Eitel hospital. The man fatally injured at the yards Carl Anderson, 63, 3423 Nineteenth avenue S. was struck on the head by a timber which blew through the roof of the motor car shop while he was closing windows. A passenger coach which was blown 20 feet pinned Roy Sherman, 408 Third avenue SE., against a pile of debris. Sherman suffered a broken leg. Debris from the railroad yards poured onto the roof of the H. G. Harren grocery store, 3101 Central avenue, and lightning struck a door in Harren's living quarters over the store. A garage behind the Harren store was blown away but his automobile was undamaged. Fifteen workmen narrowly Shoreham Continued on Page 32 BY GEORGE, WE HAD A STORM Gene's Bike Took RAIN ON SUN-HEATED roofs caused steam which looked like smoke to neighbors of John Fogerty, 1614 Park avenue, and Louis Marchessault, 2912 Fifteenth avenue S. They turned in fire alarms. The entire roof and side were torn from the Bardwell-Robinson Co.. building, Twenty-fourth avenue and Second street N. At the A. T. . Rydell, Inc., plant, 2328. Second street N., twautomoblles MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., FRIDAY, These signs on West Broadway were twisted all out the city were blown to the ground. Storm Dead The Dead CARL ANDERSON', G.1, 342.1 Ninr-j teenth avenue S., fatally injured at Soo Line Shoreham shops. JOHN HART, 77, 514 Vt Cedar avenue, former city employe, killed when car ran, into ditch near Becker, Minn. ROBERT WRIGHT, 9, who lived on a houseboat above the Omaha railway drawbridge, St. Paul, drowned in Mississippi. , ALFRED BRANDEN, 17, Grand view, Wis., farmer, killed when storm wrecked his barn. SriRO DRLRCZYANICH, 45,. living in a shack at Twenty-sixth avenue N. and the river, fatally hurt when his shack collapsed. Died in General hospital. Minneapolis Injured MARGARET WRIGHT, fi5, resident of a trailer camp on Washington avenue between Forty-first and Forty-second avenues N., Injured when trailer was blown over. DARALD SULLIVAN, 10, 3126 Thomas avenue- N., wrist cut by glass shattered window in home. ' Soo Line employes injured at Shoreham shops. 'Confined at Eitel hospital: ROY SHERMAN, 408 Third avenue SE., fractured leg. were burled under debris when a brick wall gave way, Eugene Anderson, 16, 3042 Johnson street NE., found his hike a block and a half from the Johnson drugstore, Central and Lowry avenues NE., where he had left it before the storm. It had jammed into a pole. The roof was ripped off the house of. Peter Collannl, 3423 Taylor street NE., and a portion SEPTEMBER 5, 1941 nues N. when the storm began. A few moments later it was tossed up a 10-foot embankment. Ar photo. and Injured , KRNICST IM'RMK'K, 2910 Fii more slrert NE. MIKE ELNICKV, 25.17 istreet NE. 1 Third JAY E MORRIS, 4.139 Knox avenue N. WILLIAM BATES, 2406 John son street NE. WALT WITTMAN, 2738 Taylor street NE. EINAR BRUNDAHL, 4019 Col fax avenue NE, Treated at Eitel and released: HERBERT C. HOKENSON, 2810 Johnson street NE. CHARLES H. W. HOFFMAN, 2831 Central avenue. SAMUEL U HOKENSON, 2810 Johnson street NE. ALEX HAMILTON, 2936 Pierce street NE. CHRIST H. OLSON, 2223 Ulysses street NE. GEORGE BART, 723 Lowry avenue NE. ROY H. Hl'TTON, 2951 Cleveland street NE. LAWRENCE W. BROWN, 2534 Madison street NE. FRANK KROMY, 1112 Washington street NE. LEO G. NEUMAN, 3114 Johnson street NE. JOHN I. McCOY, 3210 Tyler street NE. HAROLD P. WYMAN, Columbia Heights. HERBERT C. LEAF, 3546 Logan avenue N. ANTHONY .1. RODDY, 2715 Pierce street NE. YESTERDAY a Jaunt and He Wasn't on It of the roof from the home of John Coliannl, 741 Thirty-seventh avenue NE. At the home of Ira Corneilier, 3238 Polk street NE., two porch-es were damaged, a chimney knocked down, and a garage tipped partly over. WIRES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD CAUGHT FIRE DURING THE STORM. RS. HAZEL ROSS, 1206 Du. pont avenue N., saw her PAGE 21 of position. Others around MARTIN SKORDRUD, 1218 Twenty-seventh avenue NE. PHILIP BARIL, 54.18 Washburn avenue S. LEO K. ( RANDALL, 3250 Cleveland street NK. RUDOLPH T MI ST OS, 3554 Architect avenue NE. JOHN M. IX)CAAS, 2803 Johnson street NE. A. LIBERTY, 2545 Central ave-nue. CLARENCE CHRISTOPHER, 1313 Bryant avenue N. I. JEDNICK, 1020 Forty-third avenue NE. LADDIE OLSON, 608 Emerson avenue N. VV. SERVANICK, 2543 Wash-lngton street NE. ' J. KROWCZYK, 2200 California street NE. St. Paul Injured HENRY MAUER, 16, 1318 Thomas avenue, cut and bruised In automobile crash at University and Hamllne avenues. White Bear Injured JOSEPH ASHKAR, 46, 98 Fenton street, St. Paul, critically injured, with possible skull fracture. MARK CHRISTIANCE, about 61, chest Injury. MRS. CHRISTIANCE, about 61, elbow, knee and eye Injuries. GARY CHRISTIANCE, 3 -year-grandson. MRS. MILISE JARVIS, White Bear Beach, bruises. KAY STOLTZMAN, 16, White Bear Beach, glass cuts. clothes closet blown off Us foundation and tossed into the middle of the hallway. The back porch of her apartment was moved three inches. Sightseers jammed ' the sloi-struck districts last night, causing tnajor headaches to policemen. Greatest congestion nas on Central avenue, packed with cars from Lowry avenue NE., to the north city limits; iVcst Broadway and iLCednc IaYBE THERE'S a good reason for it, but it seems a little wasteful to me to gather up the old pots and pans in an aluminum drive and then stack them on The Tarade and have to put a three-shift guard around them for a month at a cost that must be running over $450 a month. If that same condition prevailed over the country in every major city, the guard cost alone would soon buy a bomber . . . Out now is a sort of follow-up on the mosquito candle. The new one's designed to pick up cooking and smoke odors in small homes or apartments. It works the same as the mosquito job and is called a "perfume candle." It comes in two odors lilac and rose . . . The experts are out now with methods to make you read faster. First, just make up your mind you're golnjj to read faster and you usually do. Second, don't let your lips move while you're reading. And finally, read whole phrases at one swoop and just plain concentrate. IDENTIFICATION TAGS for dogs can tin had for a dime and in ninny Instances will serve in the immediate return of a strayed pooch , . , Labor day golfers on the course at Annan-dale included the Ave Wright brothers and all of them are left hnndcd players . . , There's a Qulett Motor company at Gettysburg, S. D. What a fitting name for a car dealer , . . Si'lcntitlc probing proves now that powdered egg yolk will Increase a person's weight out of all proportion to its rainrlo content. They say it's due to the presence of biotin (whatever that is) in the yolk. MINNEAPOLIS PROBABLY got Us biggest publicity blurb this summer In all of its history. Mike Fadcll, the publicity agent, has figured out that approximately a billion and a half people heard about Minneapolis as a result of the Eucharlstlc congress and the Aquatennlal. Six hundred and fifty million readers of newspapers and periodicals of all kinds read about the two events. An additional seven hundred and thirty-live million heard about the congress through tho Pope's world broadcast. Newsrecl pictures wero viewed by one hundred and eighty million more. Add to these figures the number of participants and observers in both events and you can see how word of the city was spread. STARTLING STATISTICS : When the average Minneapolis, alls down In front of his radio, tho chances are he'll tune to a program on the corny side, a cowboy singer, a hlll-bllly band or som old tlmo fiddling. But when tho average St. Paul listener starts his dial-twisting, he'll grope for a program of Tschalkowsky, Beethoven or at least a show designed for a metropolitan audience. Midwest Media, advertising trade journal, publishes tho findings of a recent survey . . . Conditions must bo okay down around Springfield, Minn., way. The sauerkraut capital of the world has just issued jls annual publication for Kraut day, Sept. 10, and tho publication is a 20-pnge newspaper which Isn't bad for a small community . . . George White took three Minneapolis girls for his Scandals when they departed last night and the threo local candidates were as pretty as any member of his chorus when they were dolled up. (Hire Atraff Department ANGORA KITTEN Locust 6675 . . . Half-grown male cat, good mou.ser and househroken Main 0911 . , . Four euto kittens, six weeks old Main 1029 . . . Free dirt for hauling Aldrlch 1609 . . . Female part angora cat, two months old, housebroken Colfax 1659 . . . Malo collie dog, two months old Granville 6736 . . . Female part terrier and part dachshund dog, big cars, three months old 1832 Fifth avenuo S. . . . Part bull and part terrier female dog, five weqks old, very good watchdog and well mannered Drcxel 1769. AT WHITE BEAR Awesome, Beautiful Says Storm Witness Eyewitnesses in the hard-hit White Bear Lake district told of freak occurrences resulting from the twister and rainstorm yesterday. To Mrs. A. S. Crawford, who lives at Lake and Tort-land, White Rear Beach, the storm was "awesomo but beautiful." The home of Guy A. Ricks, 318 Cook avenue, was left a shambles by the twister, but Ricks said he was happy he and his family "came out of this thing alive." His son, Merrill, awoke a few a lew min utes before the storm caved in the porch on which he was sleeping. Mrs. C. D. MaeLaren, Jr., was knocked unconscious by shock from lightning. She was using a vacuum cleaner when tho storm struck. Lightning hit the house, following along the cleaner's cord and knocked Mrs. MaeLaren unconscious. Twenty minutes Inter she recovered and crawled to a neighbor's home. A trunk filled with clothes was carried out the window of the White Bear Beach home of Irvin Beiland and deposited a block away. Ci. A. Ricks, Northern railroad fireman, asleep when the storm hit, was thrown from bed to find practically every piece of furniture in his recently remodeled home rolling or bouncing around. His roof and porch were blown into a neighbor's yard. Gordon Carr, 10, a visitor from Houston, Texas, can thank his lucky stars that Marlln Eisner, 20, was nearby when the storm struck and upset his boat. Eisner saw Gordon on the lake Second street N., and Washington avenue N. Six extra squad cars were sent to untangle the traffic. Windows were pulled outward at Mike's bar, Twenty-first and Washington avenues N. The roof was torn off a fourplex at Twenty-first avenue and Third street N. A car parked In front of 314 Twenty-second avenuo N., was overturned and rolled over the sidewalk. Adams. about a block from shore when storm signs appeared. He swam to the scene and reached the boat as it was lifted from the water. Gordon, tossed out of the frail craft, was carried to shore by Eisner. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Chrlstlanco at White Bear Beach was flattened. Their grandchild, Gary Christlance, Vh, escaped with only a biack eye. Occupied the day before but vacant Thursday, five of seven cabins at a camp owned by Mrs. Helen Helm on highway 61 near White Bear, were wrecked and blown 10O yards. Threo larger structures at the camp also wore damaged but Facificlno one was injured. Just as Mrs. Jesse Thompson stepped off the front porch of her home, carrying her elght-ntonths-old son, the gale swept the porch away. Mrs. Ted Schweitzer, 304 Fourth street, White Bear Lake, was driv. ing her car Into the garage when a tree crashed across the hood of the auto, missing the wind shield by inches, and burying th motor in the ground. She was uninjured. TWO CABINS OF THE JANT. ZEN TOURIST CAMP - NEAR WHITE BEAR LAKE WERE STILL MISSING TODAY. METAL. BEDS AND BEDSPRINGS FROM OTHER CABINS WERE FOUND ON THE HIGHWAY AND RAILROAD TRACKS. The force of the gale bent a 50-foot Iron flagpole in White Bear Lake town to an agle of 30 degrees, Highway department crews were sent out immediately after the storm to clear up the debris at spots hardest hit. Hundreds of large trees were uprooted in White Bear Lake and hundreds of others in tho immediate area.

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