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I THE BOSTOX DAILY GLOBE WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2. 1912 15 Names of Dead fjeroic Efforts in Hospitals Latest Figures Dead ......491 Identified 487 Unidentified 3 Injured ....174 Not Previously Printed to Save Survivors Lives These Persons Are NOT Dead The following persons, previously reported among the fire victims, have been found to be alive. MAIIER, ENSIGN EDWARD. U.

S. N. Naval Training School. Harvard. PALMER.

LIEUT. WARD J. S. N. Boston receiving stition.

streams of water but a few rnmutes rtfi) McKEE, JESSE, 38, 20 Temple West Roxbury. Mclaughlin, Virginia, is Sunset road, Stoneham. Mcmullen, itarry u. s. Gary, Ind.

NYLAND, MRS. HENRY Peter-boro, N. II. PERRY, STUART BARTLETT, 27, 20 Harrison Reading. PIERCE, MRS.

KATHERINE M. Dorchester. ROGERS. MURIEL GERTRUDE, 21, 74 Huntington av, Boston. SHUMAN.

ROSE, 145 Homestead st, Roxbury. SIMPSON, IIELENE, 312 Euclid Lynn. SNIVELY, GWENDOLYN, 17 Lincoln Charlestown. WATSON, JAMES ELDRIDGE, 35 Orkney road, Brighton. WHITMAIJSH, MDLDRED, 28, 23 Raven Dorchester.

WEISMAN, MEYER, 154 Poplar Chelsea. WEISS, JACQUELINE, 18, 755 Red Bird Cincinnati WINSLOW, BETTY LEE, 83 Sumner avn Springfield. WYNER, PAULINE, 24, 66 Chis wick road, Brighton. ZENKIN, MRS. MARY, 32, 38 Cottage st, East Boston.

ered with tannic acid so that a crust will form over the flesh. In some cases, grafting will be necessary. Before the doctor can resort to this delicate operation, the burn must partially heal, must be a good, clean wound in order that the substitute flesh can adhere. With the healing process comes contractures, drawing-up of the flesh. To prevent this where possible, limbs and arms will be stretched taut or exercised by means of weights and pulleys.

The injured have been kept alive only on the of blood plasma and tube-administered water. Not only are they too sick for any nourishment, but burns about the mouth make it impossible for them to eat. The majority of those still alive are most severely burned on their face and arms. Many eyes will remain bandaged for weeks, although at this point ihe extent jof injury to the eyesight cannot be determined. Aside from infection, pneumonia (from inhaling the smoke and fumes) and edema (swelling of the larynx) are the two most serious complications likely to result.

For the latter, a tracheotomy is necessary. Because the patient cannot inhale air past the swollen larynx, a round metal tube is inserted in the trachea, ending below tne larynx and providing another outlet from the lungs. This battle agairist death within Massachusetts General Hospital continues day and night. The story is similar at every other hospital in the city. Skilled doctors and nurss have given of themselves unstint-ingly so that some may not die.

To these unsung but indispensable heroes must be given thanks-thanks from those tortured, face-blackened victims of Cocoanut Grove whose suffering they have eased, whose lives they have saved; thanks from their families; and thanks from every one of us who can never forget the tragedy of last Saturday night. rm very sorry Mrs. Doe, butj son. j-tarsn ou cd 4. Mr.

Doe's lift dying. alone in a bare C.B.' uitai mnm. Yet thev mean SUdreTencV between life and Sith for the 27 victims at Massachusetts General Hospital. 'The danger of infection is so Ali absolutely no visitors Eve been allowed at that hospital. rEctoM and nurses in the halls pass another without speaking, their Khali covered by masks.

They iJlrnlat. white gowns, ex- an inch of the every-spread hi gafb more likely to 8 Rut my son, he is Catholic. Can-MtBeven the priest ro to him?" And ftfL Mrs Doe learns, as have many how the Catholic Church Sy foresaw just such a dilemma Saturday night the last sacrament Biven to every victim as he was Srried tato the hospital. The four Suitable priests did not ques-fnnThe victim-s religion before ad- the last rites, lor it is 1 of the Catholic Church that emergency, all shall be given rites It is tragedy within tragedy that the dying must die Zone that the living may live. But there is no other way.

After the priests had blessed ihrm the victims were carried to rots hastily set up in the halls of he 'hospital. So intense was the offering that morphine was immediately injected into the arm or leg of every person. There was not time to determine whether that rer-gon still breathed. Tetanus shots, almost as vital, took another few feconds before the patient could be wrapped in a blanket. MANY DIED FROM SHOCK, NOT BURNS Even more dangerous than the burns was the likelihood of shock Overcome by smoke and fumes and victims at the night club La 'been deluged in icy-cold j.ov I Drug Rushed Here to Aid Fire Victims Police escorts from four states ac companied a consignment of an as! yet unnamed drug rushed to the Massachusetts General Hospital early this morning from the Merck Laboratory in Rahway, N.

for treatment of fire victims. A 32-liter -supply of this drug, described as priceless by a laboratory technician will be used to prevent infection from burns. The mercy vehicle arrived at 4:30 this morning, after a seven-hour 368-mile drive through steady rain.j At the request of physicians at I Massachusetts General, the newly-! discovered drug was rushed here by Carlton Knight, Edward Neill, a re-! search chemist who has done much! to develop the drug, and William! Shields. MISS ELSIE PARKER, NATIONALLY foment HAIR C0LORIST. MplylRf th UnisHinf toichtt BEATRICE KAY.

internationally Huron RMlt mi StaK eg v. tig jr" BAUER, ETHEL, 35 West 64th st, New York City. BLAIR, ROSE, 415 Somerville Somerville. CURRAN, FRANCIS 31 Centennial avn Gloucester. ESTES, OLGAs MARIE, 29, 118 Chandler st, South End.

FORSAY, WARREN 372 Bluff st, Worcester. GALE, FRANCIS 29, 990 Washington st, Dorchester. GANNETT, WILLIAMS, no address available. GOLDENBERG, HAROLD 50 Columbia road, Dorchester. GRIFFIN.

JOHN 37 Gulliver st, Milton. HAWKINS, HARRY, 49, 150 West Canton South End. HEALY, EVA A. (Mrs. WUliam 17 St.

Lukes road, Brighton. (Deaths of husband and brother previously reported.) HILL, AGNES 311 Sargent st, Dorchester. LAUER, DONALD U. S. Coast Guard.

McDONOUGH, MRS. MARTHA, United States Naval Training Station, Newport, R. I. Move in New York to Prohibit Use of Revolving Doors NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (AP) Prompted by the Boston night club fire that took nearly 500 lives, City Councilman Joseph T.

Sharkey has introduced a local law to prohibit the use of revolving doors in emergency exit systems in places of public assembly. It has been said that many of the persons. who perished in the Bos LORD'S Co At Better Stores thro New England A 1 AP Photo) PROKOPOS SPEDALIS Cook, heloer in Cocoanut Grove, testify ing at inquest, "I put a towel over my face like this, as he tells of leaving kitchen to aid in smashing down a door to free aV number of trapped guests. Commerce Chamber Joins Move to Halt Fire Tragedies Henry J. Nichols, president of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, in a statement today concerning the Cocoanut Grove holocaust pledged the chamber to join others in tak ing immediate steps to obtain wnat ever legislation and regulations may be necessary to prevent as far as is humanly possible any repetition of such a tragedy.

The statement follows: "The frightful tragedy which recently stunned the citizens of this community has led to several offi cial investigations. The evidence may" or may not result in fixing blame on private individuals, public officials or their agents. The Boston Chamber of Commerce, however, is not so much concerned with questions of blame for what already has happened as it is in making sure that adequate statutes or ordinances effectively and impartially enforced, will, so far as humanly possible, prevent a lepetition of such a holocaust. "If our laws and ordinances are inadequate, they should be remedied promptly. The Boston Chamber of Commerce pledges itself to join, with others, in a study of existing conditions and to make sure that measures are presented to the ap propriate Legislative bodies designed to give the public the protection that it has a right to expect.

"Aside from questions of exits, -construction, decorations, safety devices, there well may be other matters requiring attention. The scores of parked cars in the, neigh borhood of the fire are said to have contributed to the disaster by delaying the rescuers and the ambulances, if not the actual fighting of the fire. Perhaps the problem of night parking, therefore, should be restudied. Glbbe Readers Keep Asking: (1) Will the Blame Be Put Where It Belongs? (2) Will the Investigations Be Whitewashes? (3) Who Broke or Unscrewed the Bulb? (4) Why Blame the 16-Year-Old Boy? urn MiiTiiffiTii'iUiiittiiT-rri-rr 'Tttiii ton holocaust had struggled vainly to get out through' revolving doors of the Cocoanut Grove night club where the fire occurred Saturday night. J'The tragic fife in Sharkey said yesterday, "indicates that no matter how revolving doors are constructed they do not make suitable exit in time of fire and panic." Might Try It Johnny (buying ticket in railroad station) I want a to New York.

Clerk Would you care to go by Buffalo? Johnny I don't know. Tve never ridden one. Clipping. Clever scheming intricate seaming to give you perfect fit to a fraction of an inch! The result? Four bust depths and one is ideal for you. Every Formaid, from bras to longline, has cherished features like elastic bands or gores, adjustable back.

-PLUS our won't cut cushion shoulder straps. Try one on and you'll spread tie word, too! iRRSSIfRES or write to 31 Beach Boston BEATRICE KAY STAR OF RADIO'S GAY NINETIES REVUE I'M AT THE PICCADILLY IT'S a nwE hotu RIGHT IH THE HEART or EVERYTHING IN TOWN YOUll ENJOY IT TOO" yowr mi Klw York vtitt. 26 iori of (org beautifully furnitSd tunlit room, oil with privot both, circuiting icd wcittr end radio. 2-3-4 Day Special Tevrf Including room, maU. and nnt loture from $3.23 per Piccadilly 43th St.

Weit of B'woy. N. Y. MOUtTON. Mar.

a 3 Kims Fund for Families in East Boston Fire Goes to $7442.28 Latest figures on gifts to the East Boston Fire Fund, which will be used to aid 'families of victims, reach a total of $7442.28. Many small contributions from a dollar up have come in from towns all along the C03St. Major contributions recently include those of: Louis E. Kfrstein, Hotel Lafayette, $100; Mr. and Mrs.

Richard Cary Curtis, 215 Warren Brookline, $150; William D. Hag-erty, 6 Lincoln st, Lexington, $25; Fred P. Hayward, 63 Windsor road, West Newton, $25 Municipal Clerks Association, $250; V. P. Roberts Company, 232 Summer $500; James Mason Rothwell, 107 Massachusetts $50; Advertising Club of Boston, $100.

Large gifts also have been sent by the Benevolent Association of New Haven, $100; the Dedham Police Relief Association, $25; the M. D. Stetson Company, Boston, $35; the Hyde Manufacturing Company, 76 Canal $45; the Firemen's Relief Association, $25; Henry L. Shattuck, 50 Federal $100; the Hotchkin Company, $100; the West-field Fireman's Mutual Relief Association, $100, and Adams and Iceland, $50. I FROM NEW ENGLAND'S FOREMOST HAIR C0L0RIST ELSIE PARKER Clairo! gives new life, luster and beauty to drab, gray, bleached, streaked or faded hair.

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wan remnanis oi cioimng frozen on their backs before they could be got to the hospital, those who died, died more from shock than burns. The white and gray wool blankets of Massachusetts General saved many another sufferer from the same late. Stethescoped doctors then sent the dead to the morgue next door. There a Red Cross nurse all night performed the heartrending task of lifting the sheet from charred bodies so that they might be identified. The most seriously burned were carried upstairs to beds immediately.

Beside each white-sheeted cot stood an anesthesia machine. While one doctor administered gas, another debrided (pronounced the burns the entire upper layer of burned skin had to be removed. After the debridement, the raw flesh was covered with either boric or cod liver oil ointment and bandaged. Besides this treatment the 27 survivors at Massachusetts General Hospital were given glucose first and then almost continuous intravenous injections of blood plasma. The loss of too much plasma (the watery fluid which fills even minor blisters) is fatal.

The red corpuscle count, normally about 5,000,000, almost doubles because the loss plasma concentrates the remaining blood in the body, fatally affecting the kidneys. It is for this reason that ordinary transfusions cannot be given; ihe injection of any more red corpuscles into the already plasma-thin blood stream would be suicide. SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE REMOVAL OF DRESSINGS The ointment dressings which were applied as soon as possible Saturday night will not be removed for several more days. After that, there are several methods of treatment Probably the patient will either be given a salt bath, or cov lighted match at the Cocoanut Grove fire. She isn't the only one who is with him.

The fault is with the drunk who put the light out and most of all with the proprietor who ran such a fire trap and the officials who allowed it for graft, of course. Please help the boy all you can. He is at the age to be made or broken. He has a fine record so help him. Imagine a place with barred windows on one side and no windows on the other and people escaping from a fire supposed to file out through a revolving door! MRS.

J. S. RHODES. Whitman. Tormenting a Boy TO THE EDITOR As citizens of this free country, we wish to express our disappointment in the newspapers of this state for parading young Stanley Tomas-zewski- before ithe eyes of the public lor an accident of which he was entirely innocent.

Truly, he held the fatal match that lit the decorations, but can anyone satisfactorily explain WHY a youth of his age was employed in the Cocoanut Grove, an establishment that sells liquor and is open until a very late hour WHY this club (and so many more like it in Boston) had such flimsy decorations that would easily catch and spread fire WHY a janitor or handy-man was not employed to take care of all accidents, such as replacing the light bulb WHY were the few exits blocked so easily WHY, WHY there are many questions stoch as the above that the people of Boston, yes, of the entire country, are asking and will continue to ask until answered. Although this boy, Stanley To-maszewski. is not being persecuted bodily, he is being tormented mentally because of the thoughtlessness of the newspapers. Don't you believe that this incident will live on as long as the young man lives? Just remember to place your own son, younger brother, nephew or friend in his place and we are -sure that you will do the right thing. BLANCHE B.


DOWD. Roslin-dale; LUCILLE BREEN. South Boston; EDWARD A. MADDEN, Watertown. From Chicago TO THE EDITOR This morning's Chicago newspapers print the rtaggering death and injury list resulting from the Cocoanut Grove holocaust.

From appointed department heads the voter has every right to expect full protection against such fire traps. The old familiar pattern will now be followed, great civic activity, many threats, big promises. And when the voter has buried the dead and his wrath has subsided, the officials responsible for this terrible tragedy will again relax and slumber on till another catastrophe awakens them from heir complacency and inefficiency. All the while they partake liberally of the taxpayers' funds and their lives. J.

E. BEATTY. Chicago. Other letters on the fire tragedy appear on the editorial page (Page 24). Enthusiastic He was reading to his wile an account of a famous naturalist's accident.

"Reaching for a rare plant, he slipped over the cliff, and as he fell he gathered momentum." George," she interrupted, "the poor man! What an enthusiast he must have been. Fancy picking flow, ers even as he fellJ" Windsor Star. Trapped! Mother That brazen Miss Vamt boasts that she has been kissed ty every married man in town except one! Father (absently) I wonder who he can be. Clipping. JUL Short Circuit TO THE EDITOR Had the lights been on at least two circuits, all of the lights could not have been put out by causing a short from on bulb socket.

In large rooms where the public congregate it is probably a law to have two or more circuits. The Fire Commissioner should -be suspended pending the out-- come of the investigation, but the Building Commissioners should De dumped out at once and held pending Grand Jury action. The local fire captain and spectors should be held. The Police Department is clear-w at fault in allowing minors to get partly drunk in that dive. The public may get action by the Attorney General.

This re- Seej. CORCORAN. "Not the Boy" TO THE EDITOR The shame-' ful blame of the Cocoanut Grove fire should not be placed on the shoulders of a 16-year-old boy but rather on the heads of all the corrupt officials whose hands were greased with money. Think of his mother and of the boy's own future. Then think what an injustice was done.

KAREN BENTLEY. Somerville. Red Herring TO THE EDITOR I was shocked to see the publicity given the bus boy who admitted starting the "Grove" fire. Why should a young boy, obeying the orders of his suDerior, accept the responsibility which rightly belongs elsewhere? Surely the person responsible for putting inflammable decorations in a public place, and the person allowing such decorations to be used is the culpable party not the boy. It is only just that he be allowed to go on living with no possible guilt attached to him, for a ghastly tragedy not of his making.

Were he not a fine type of honest boy, he could easily have said nothing about it, and he would never have been considered as the "red herring" needed to be drawn across a situation which reaches deep into the problem of all public places in Boston. Salem. BARBARA P. THOMPSON No Whitewash TO THE EDITOR How much longer are the officials" investigating the tragic fire going to insult the intelligence of an aroused public by blaming and holding an innocent 16-year-old boy? Shame on the whole rotten system which would be satisfied with just such a flimsy explanation. Boston has long had and still has a corrupt system of "string pulling" which has undermined every decent attempt to clean it up.

Up to this date "a lot of whitewashing" has kept it from the public limelight. The people demand to know the truth and let's spare no one. The owners of the club are to blame for flagrantly violating the overcrowding of tables and having insufficient exits. The building and fire inspectors have many terrible questions to answer for a place nat burned like tinder. What a larce that report is in the light of ensuing events.

I feel very sorry for this clean-cut, intelligent and heart-broken ooy who has the sympathy of everyone. We're all pulling for tanley so keeP that chin The truth may be buried under for a while but it will al-ays come to light! Mattapan. H. T. D.

Whose Fault? TO THE EDITOR-You printed! a KJiuau wiju da legending the boy who held the 1 1 "'P lore, ifcfiy, redneij of xttnwlfy to aid hling use Work done? Ready for pleasure? Call for Ballanfine Ale the 3-Ring "Handy" vay ''V fr'r' 1 k' 4ti: ttjjff'''-' Xjm6--''tA HMIHIIIllniniTliiiWITIMIIM nliirnlrll ml mmm ran ill i. i n-mrrM 11 rim IIWHT finilTMIIHII mil. THIS striking "first -person" photograph shows you, as you see yourself, about to collect a glass of America's largest selling ale. A bull's-eye entitles you to something better. And, man, you're getting it! Ballantine Ale is LIGHT yet rich in the true ale FLAVOR.

Treat your guests and yourself right Serve Ballantine buy it in the full-quart BUMPER." It not only helps stretch the bottle supply limited by the scarcity of metal tops but costs less per ounce; carries and stows easily; makes serving easier. 1 EE' fill To speed the day when wo can have more "better things" buy war bonds and stamps Mr Ml P. BalUntinc St Sou. Newark. N.


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