The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 2, 1958 · Page 20
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 20

Austin, Minnesota
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Tuesday, December 2, 1958
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WHERE 90 DIED — Smoke billows from upper floor of Our Lady of the Angels.parochial school. Schoolboy • • 'WAS THE WILL OF GOD' is brought down ladder at the Chicago Catholic grade school. (AP Photofax). |Af| AUSTIN (Minn. 1 . HERALD !*U Tuesday, Dee. 2, 1958 Pressure Eased on Airlines in Labor Disputes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Court developments in New York City have eased pressure on ,wo airlines involved in labor disputes. Taiks aimed at ending strikes at two other lines continue today. ' The strike moratoriums give ireathing space to Pan American iVorld Airways and American Airlines and keep their planes in the air. The struck carriers are East- rn Air Lines and .Trans World Airlines. The Transport Workers Union pledged in State Supreme Court Monday not to interfere with Pan American operations, pending the outcome of .mediation over union demands. The line had accused the union of curtailing the amount of overtime its members could work. About 8.000 Pan American em- ployes, including 1.400 nt the Air Force's Cape Canaveral, Fla.. missile base, are demanding fewer wprking hours with no pay cuts. The contract expired at midnight. American Airlines, the nation's largest in passenger miles flown annually, escaped a rupture in operations when Federal Dist. Judge Frederick vanPelt Bryan continued a ban on a strike by 1,500 members of the Air Line Pilots Assn. court argument continues today. In Kansas City, negotiations in the 11-day-old TWA strike were recessed late Monday night still deadlocked over a seniority issue involving machinist foremen. Talks were scheduled to sesume today. At Miami, Fla., EAL officials and union leaders planned to meet again today. The line was struck last Nov. 24. A total of 5,383 mechanics and 550 members of the Flight Engineers International Assn. are out. CATTLE FREEZE IN LAKE — Seeking water, 23 yearling cattle owned by A. N. Semling, Detroit Lakes area farmer, crashed through thin ice on Buffalo Lake and were frozen solid. Semling, looking at some of the partially-submerged carcasses, estimated his loss at $3,000. He said the animals missed a hole he had chopped for them closer to shore before they broke through into water 20 feet deep. They had been freed from the barn after being penned up during a blizzard. (AP Photofax). Priest Comforts Parents as Stench of Burned Bodies Hangs Over Morgue Until W«df»*«<fay Morning By EDMUND D'MOCH CHICAGO (AP) ~ The acrid ctench of burned bodies and clothing hung heavily over the morgue at the Cook County Hospital today. Iniidt, scores of priests and hospital attendants tried to comfort bereaved relatives still trying to identify the bodies of schoolchildren who died In Monday's fire at Our Lady of the Angeles Rom an .Catholic School. Ninety sheet-covered bodies lay on stretchers in three rooms ol the morgue basement. Some hac been identified within hours after the fire. Some fire-blackened bodies con torted in agony may never be identified. Among white-clad nurses and morgue attendants could be seen the frocked figures of priests Here was one, hi* arm around the shoulder of a weeping woman trying to console her. • Angel la Heavea "It waa the will of God," was heard in a low whisper from the priest. "Your daughter is an an gel in heaven." Hie woman wept unrestrained IT. From the other aide of the room oame a shriek. A woman col lapeed and immediately attendants ringed her, eased her into a chair and administered smelling alts. Nearby stood a couple in their 30s. Pale, dry of tears, they fin- ;ered a rosary, their lips moving wordlessly. The man had said ear- ier his daughter was not reported n any of the half-dozen hospitals 0 which many of the children had seen taken. The couple came to the morgue, but had not looked at any of the unidentified children. They were praying she still might have only been injured, perhaps still in a hospital through some mixup in names. 1st Assignment Hovering among the parishioners was Father Joseph Ognibene. This 32-year-old priest, a native Chicagoan, came to Our Lady as the parish was known, in 1952. Piano Tuning and Compltft Repair Service W. J. STEGEMAN A Nationally Certified Master Tuner and Technician Dial HI 7-1788 304 $. Hrtt St. Student Grabs Wheel to Save Runaway Bus MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP)"After I realized what happened I was scared." That's what Eddie Sowell, a 17 year-old sophomore at University High School, said Monday after halting a school bus that ran out of-control down a steep hill with himself and 24 other pupils aboard. Hie driver, Alphas Tennant, 48 of nearby Statler Run, collapsed at the steering wheel. Sowell, who had never driven a large vehicle grabbed the wheel and managec to stop the bus at the bottom o the hill. No one was hurt. Tennan was dead on arrival at a hospital apparently of a heart attack. t was his first assignment after ordination. He was "Father Joe" to every- me. It was his daily routine to walk about the schoolyard and near the entrances during recess, the noon unch period and as the children left the building at 3 p.m. Monday, Father Ognibene met an old friend for lunch. They dallied at the table. Then he noticed it would soon be time for his young parishioners to leave school for home. "I was hurrying to the school in my car," he said. "I saw smoke coming from the upper windows and drove my car the wrong way up a one-way street. I parked the car and ran into the building. "Some children were leaving the building in an orderly fire-drill manner. Others were running about, screaming. Then everything was ablaze. "I tried ... I wanted to ... It was the will of God." SEEK DEM CONVENTION LOS ANGELES (AP) - A citl zens' group launches its fina! drive today to get cash pledges il hopes will win Los Angeles the 1960 Democratic National Convention. Jury Finds Woman Who Killed Insane ! COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa W I Mrs. Anna Mae Quackenbush, 37, ',of Tucumcari, N. M, today await-! ! ed sentencing to a mental institu-; ,tion after being found insane byj ja jury Monday in connection with, 'the fatal beating of a merchant! jhere last" Sept. 3. j Herman Kohlway, 77, operator' When the first bodies began ar- of a confectionery store, died two! riving at he morgue, Father Joe was asked to make tentative identification. He knew the greatest force of the fire was concentrated in the section housing Rooms 207, 208, 209, 211 and 212. FORECAST WEATHER FORECAST — Rain or showers are expected in the north Pacific area tonight, spreading into Montana as rain or snow. There will be some snow in the northern Lakes region and rain in parts of Missouri. It will be warmer in the upper Plains and upper Mississippi valley, cooler in the northern Rockies. (AP Photofax). PROTECTS HALF OF STATE New Duluth Building Boasts System to Foil Enemy Attacks Scores of these children he knew!" for nis trial by name. All were his friends. Yet, when he had to identify j them by name, or grade he could only whisper: "I'm not sure of this little one. . . I think this one was in 209. . . This boy was ... I'm not sure." He pressed a thin, shaking hand to his temple. For a moment, ill CHICAGO (AP) weeks after he was found severely; beaten in the living quarters at DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The iconsin and most installations about'ers appear on television . like the rear of his small store. ! Air Force today unveiled a 30.Lake Superior. [screens. Mrs. Quackenbush and her hus-imillion dollar building in which) Housed in a four-story building,! The system, expected to see fulljerarcourrin''Deadwood l "s 0 D 1 bfllld Ir3 3V WGTS /»V»^**«ar4 *»»»tK , uMll riantn** on ala/*f i*ntiis* Qin/tro ff ; _ _ t aAT»*»i/«A «*Itltin *l>« «,...*. f _... I wxi| ij.LJ t murder,,but no date Man Tastes Freedom but Faces Warrant PIERRE, g.D. (AP) — Loyd Grandslnger, who tasted hii first freedom in four year* last week, checked in with the sheriff at Winner Monday to discover that a new warrant for his arrest had be«n issued. . Grandsinger, 25, wai freed by a new trial In Lincoln, Neb., of charges he killed Nebraska state patrolman Marvin Hansen in 1954. He had already served four years of his sentence. After his release, an old charge was invoked accusing him of taking $29.18 from the post office at Wewela, S.D., the same year Hansen was killed. U. S. Marshal Barney ROM, Sioux Falls, took Grandsinger Iflto custody when Grandsinger cam* into the sheriffs office at Winner. Grandsinger said he had been to Lincoln "to finish aomt business about the trial, say thanks to some people and make some plans for the future." "Those plans are very indefinite right now," he added. Grandsinger was brought here to face U.S. Commissioner Nels Jensen. He waived preliminary hearing and was bound under $1,- b °nd to the June term of fed- charged with;will center an electronic aircraft ;the SAQE . semiautomatic d |service within the next fewj H e was taken to Sioux Falls bv has been set j warning system to protect one- L _,__, __ : , j months. Diesel generators at the Boos Monday night. . generators system - linsta u aUon could •equipment is made up of a num environmental Holocaust Chicago's Worst in 55 Years ber of computers which receive, correlate and pass on information ity to a city of 14,000 and the serve 1,500 ,ers and other , centers. With the said SAGE Grandsinger said "the first time I knew a warrant had been issued was when I walked into the sheriff's office and saw Boos standing there." Grandsinger had been convicted ^ I"*-" 1 **-**" 1 '-** emu unuj^ can udeii i *-** «*iu»iiigci UHU Qccn convicted spokesmen said it is geared tojand identify hostile aircraft, plot!in Rushville, Neb., of killing the [Oil P n onorvi\» «;« nt* n «l.. ... :*!.:„ I,. . ^ ... r i , . ****"^ mt split seconds. Answers from the i or planes or missiles to il an enemy air attack within j their courses and direct intercept- i tro °Per but a new trial was or- .lit seconds. Answers from the'or planes or missiles to their dere <j °n appeal. This trial found The fire that,claimed 176 lives in the Collinwood n fed lnto the comput-paths. him innocent. His brother Leon is appeared that he might collaps*.jstruck Our Lady of Angels School|School in Cleveland March 4, 1908., An attendant slipped a bottle of I Monday was the third worst school: The worst fire in Chicago took; salts to the priest's nostrils and he straightened up, backing away from the pungent odor. Then he walked among the bereaved relatives. He stopped, talked with a weeping father. "It was the will of God, Stanley. Your daughter is now an angel in fire in the nation in the last 100J602 lives Dec. 30, 1903, when the years and the worst in Chicago in iroquois Theater burned. 55 years. In June 5, 1946, 61 persons per- The greatest school disaster oc- j s hed in a fire in the LaSallej curred March 18, 1937, when 294 Hotel, Chicago. KILLER OF HITCHHIKER HUNTED AFTER ESCAPE serving a 10-year term for manslaughter in connection with the same case. DWIGHT, 111. Ifl - Trudy Jo Tonight Through Wednesday 7 & 9 p.m. diedjn a^schpol explosion and fire There have been 26 fires in this I Baker, serving a 30-year sentence * * ' country in which as many as 501 for the robbery-murder of a Ma- in New London, Tex. The other i persons died. Two were school fires. Only eight fires with such a loss of life have occurred in the last 20 years, none of them schools. Worst of these recent fires was the Cocoanut Grove Night Club blaze in Boston Nov. 28, 1942, in which 498 died. Other fires with major losses of life in the last two decades are: Dec. 7, 1948 — 119 dead in Winecoff Hotel fire, Atlanta, Ga. rine hitchhiker two years ago, escaped Monday night from the Illinois State Reformatory for Worn- in) en. State Police searched through the night in this northeastern Illinois area on (he theory (hat he 18-year-old escapee may have attempted to hitchhike to Chicago where she has relatives. She was convicted last Jan, 17 in a Marion County Circuit Court along a railroad siding near town.. Baker, of Wormsleysburg, Pa., pleaded gulity to murdering the 21-year-old Marine Dec. 22, 1956, after robbing him of $12. Kirk was on his way home for Christmas at the time. His body was found a few days later in a field near Salem, 111., a rifle bullet in the back. CO-OP PLANS PLANT DES MOINES UP) — The Hawkeye Mink Cooperative has beeni organized at Jewell to operate a plant for the mixing, producion, of Oct. 20, 1944 — 135 killed in .bench trial of murdering Pvt. Lar-i stora 8 e . processing and distribu- Cleveland liquid gas explosion and| ry Kirk of Winslow, Ind., after | tion of mink food a "d supplies. fire - jgiving him a ride. July 6 1944 - 168 dead in Ring-! Her husbandi Robert j Bafc ling Brothers Barnum and Bailey 27> is serying a ^ tefm - n Circus fire at Hartford, Conn. Menard Penit on his lea April 23, 1<J40 - 198 killed in guilty to the murder ch Negro dance hall fire at Natchez,' .,,. . . ,. „ . Miss When sentenced, Mrs. Baker sobbed that she hoped to "further my education and improve my life while in prison." The escape alarm was sounded Attend the ACCORDION BAND FESTIVAL WED., DEC. 3 7:30 P.M. Pacelli Auditorium Proceeds for the Menrolly Retarded Association Presented by the ACCORDION BAND PARENT'S CLUB Adults SOe Students 35c ADMINISTRATIVE All) DES MOINES — Warren Benson. 27, a native of Milford Iowa, assumed his duties as ad-l when Mrs - Baker failed to answer ministrative assistant to C i t y la mid-evening noil call. Authorities Manager Elder Gunter. Benson ; theorized that she somehow scaled was an administrative intern U n- a 7-foot wire fence surrounding the der Gunter for two years at Uni-j insti ' uion J ust °uside Dwight. versity City, Mo. He will receive! A tan trenchcoat belonging to $550 a month here. I her was found a short time later BODIES REMOVED — Firemen carry body of victim as another fireman on ladder holds hose as water is pumped into the Our Lady of Angels Roman Catholic School (AP Phofofaxi 20c - 45c • 60c Tonite - See The Laugh Riot Of The Century! ITS TIME FOR Hie Screen's Laughtjme ofa Lifetime! JOHN liEUAHIiiMPiiVNUROY 'WARNER BROS. R-NNI£R THAN THE flMfJHWTOR7Hwn«£BO«l ^ CHRISTMAS CARD IMPRINTING $12.50 per hundred, including envelopes. We will take pictures at a small fee, it negatives are not available. Orders Are Accepted up to Dec. 15th Gall After 4 P. M, - HE 3-5871 Manley Hammer ^^^^^^"^"^^^^^^^^^•^••^••^^^•^•••^••••^•(••••••i^^^^B^MB^^^I^^^^^I^^pj^lj^jpp^pj—^— Lost Times Tonight — Penny Koye in "ME' and the COLONEL" STARTS TOMORROW EVENING SHOWS ONLY at 7:00 and 9:00 P. M. DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD! VICTORY SNATCHED FROM DISASTER! / L You Live Every Moment Of If. 1 JOHN MILLS-RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH PLUS - "HAPPY LANDING" Cplor Cartoon

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