Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 57, No. 110, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 5, 1946 Page: 16 of 24
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FORT WORTH. June 4.—</T>—Th?
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a son. Paryn B Hickman Fl Reno;
five other grandchildren and nine
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was no one
wing of the building on
when I left.
I stayed around the hotel
about 6:30 a m They were still carry-
ing out bodies at 5 a. m
5 — (Sfiecial ) —
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Martha Jane Hickman. 83. a former
of El Reno who had lived
I saw some on the fourth floor that in Oklahoma City the past threw
had been burned to death, but most of years, will be at 3 p. m Thursday,
the bodies I saw were not damaged by jn the Wilson funeral home here
flames One woman that I was help-
ing out grabbed my arm so tightly, _
in her frantic condition, that she tore johnaton. Fn Pontiac,' Mich..
- ' she was visiting.
Mrs. Hickman came to El Reno in
1900 and made her home here until
CHICAGO, June 5—4^ A
switchboard operator who re-
fused to be dragged from her
post Tuesday night, died in
the LaSalle hotel fire because
she • insisted on remaining
behind to notify guests.
W H Bradfield. aiuUstant night
manager, told police he tried to drag
Mrs. Julia Barry, 44 years old. from
her post on the second floor but
that she refused to leave. Bradfield
suffered facial burns
.Mra. Barry, a widow, had beea
employed by the hotel 11 years.
History. Cost Ac-
Law. Am Lltera-
t u r e. Refresher
Teen-Ager Utilizes Bicycle
On Furse-Snatching Runs
HOUSTON, Texas. June 5.— <UP>
—A bicycle riding purse snatcher
The thief, described as a teen-aged
boy. Tuesday grabbed a purse con-
taining 3130 from Mrs. Ruby Driver
as she walked along a street. Then
he fjrdaled away before she caught
her breath. A few hours later he
grabbed a purse belonging to Mrs.
Belle Levey. Mrs. Levey, standing at <
a street intersection, held on. how-
ever. and an approaching bus fright-
ened the boy away.
Hickman a ten Sunday at th*
of a daughter. Mrs Ooldi*
WASHINGTON. June 5 —44»>—The
coal mine administration announced
Wednesday that soft coal mines will
operate on a six day basis “in order
to meet minimum fuel requirements.**
Vice-Adm. Ben Moreell, deputy coal
mines administrator who made the
announcement, said oixsrators insisted
a six-day, 54-hour work week is es-
sential to meet demands for coal,
and that the miners had Indicated
their willingness to work the longer ’
The new soft coal contract between
the government and John L. Lewis*
United Mine Workers provided a five-
day week, with the sixth day of work
optional Prior to the recent coal
strike, the miners had been working
the six-day schedule.
The six-day work week is expected
to result in a larger increase In the
price of coal than would have been
the case under a five-day week. Min-
ers are paid at time and one-half
rates for the sixth day of work.
Operators are now meeting with
the OPA on price adjustments neces-
sary to compensate for the additional
costs of the new wage contract on
a six-day basis.
Moreell did not say how long the
six-day week will remain in effect.
The wording of hLs announcement In-
dicated. however, the mines will op-
erate on that basis only until pro-
duction loist in the 59-day strike has
been made up.
The OPA may hand down its new
price order before the ojterators have
a contract with Lewis. The agency is
aiming at completing its directive next
week, a spokesman said. The average
price increase under study is 35 cents
a ton. based on a six-day work week,
the official explained.
Letter Drive Againat
WASHINGTON, June 5.—(>P)—The
bouse small business committee as-
serted Wednesday that a "letters-to-
congresamen” campaign “on a scale
rarely encountered” Is under way in
an effort to obtain enactment of leg- .
Islation “detrimental to the best in- •
terests of co-operatives.**
A committee report said the cam-
paign is being sponsored by the Na-
tional Tax Equality association and
the conference of American small |
business organizations "in an effort
to secure favorable consideration by
the congress of legislation which
would be detrimental to the best in-
terests of co-operatives."
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Liberal Civil Service
Retirement Bill A*krd
WASHINGTON. June 5—<e—
Senator Oreen <D.. R I > said Wednes-
day the civil service commission is
proposing to congress more liberal
retirement provisions for government
employes having 35. years or more of
service who may be discharged before
reaching legal retirement age
Mitchell explained that under pras-
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Pair Can’t Find Room
Elsewhere, Fire Kills
CHICAGO. June 5.—(A*)—An un-
identified couple who said they had
paid for their room and didn't know
where they could get an other, re-
mained there throughout the las
Salle hotel fire.
James A. Whalen, chief deputy
coroner, said thia ■ morning the
couple was still tn Room 1813.
I never saw a fire, or smoke travel
so fast as it did in that hotel. I
couldn't get near the elevator shafts three vears ago when she moved to
because of the smoke and heat. I kent ogiahotn* City to reside with her
daughter. Mrs Edna Ruth PngeU. and
I Know What It I*
Explain* Hero in Fire
by way of the fire escape. The flames CHICAGO. June 5 — <UP>— Two
had gone up through the court way. I heroes of the fire which swept th*
but had not come Into our section. La Salle hotel were passersby from
Only the smoke came to the north
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Fire Official Order*
CHICAGO. June 5.—(A»>- Batta-
lion Chief Eugene Freeman. 55 years
old. the only fireman who perished
in the La Salle hotel fire Wednes-
day. was the official who ordered
the extra alarm turned in after th*
first telephone call on the blase
Freeman, stationed In the loop,
was the first top-ranking fireman
to arrive at the hotel and took
charge of the fighting. He «as re-
moved from the hotel, near death,
and taken to St. Luke's hoaputal
where the last rites of the Catholic
church were administered by Fira
Chaplain Rt. Rev W J Gorman
Freeman was elevated to batta-
lion commander while in the navy.
He was discharged from the navy
a year ago with the rank of lieu-
tenant <sg.) after serving two years.
Commuter. Not Vi ell.
Chooses Hotel. Dies
CHICAGO. June 5. — (A>» — Perry
W. Swern. 57-year-old architect,
was dead Wednesday because h*
had not been feeling well enough
lately to make the 10,-mile ride to
his home In Suburban Oak Park
He stayed in the Hotel L* Sall*
instead, scene of Wednesday's fire.
His wife. Caroline, said that
Swern. father of four children,
“hadn’t been too well, and his office
was just aerrww from (he hotel. It
him the long ride twice a
' real embarri»»meMt
lime Do not
a lh a it nr
at any drug *tor«.
When I smelled the smoke. I went to the door and opened It,
and saw that the hallway was full of smoke. Then I heard sirens
from approaching fire engines. I immediately alerted all other
persons on the floor, by banging on the doors and yelling “fire”
as I went down the hallways.
I knew some people up on the four-
fitter and T tnnk the buck Stair-
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teenth floor, and I took the back stair-
way up there. At that time there was
no one on the stairway. .
Mv friends already were up so we ,
came right back down There were
many people on the stairs then. I
was dressed only In pajamas. I knew
where the fire escape was and we
started escorting people trom the sev-
enth floor to the fire escape As far
as I know there was no one from
that wing of the building on that
floor who did not escape.
I used a wet towel over my face
after I came back to the seventh floor. I
The smoke was so thick it was im-
possible to see.
Most of the people were In their
night clothes. Some of the men had
put on their pants, and some of the
j women were in robes.
It was around 2 a. m. when I left.
When I got downstairs I waited in
the alley, as firemen and volunteers
carried down those who had been
overcome. All those who were carried
down were dressed in night clothes
only. They were taken to the temjvo-
rary morgue that had been set up in
the city hall.
About the first story, an abutment
comes out over the kitchen, and I,
saw two persons leap from the upper
floors. They dropped onto this offset
I’m certain they must have been killed
in the fall.
I talked to one man who slept all
through the fire and didn't awake
until 4 a. m. He w-as on the twelfth
floor, and he said that very little
smoke came into his room. RENO. June
Bodies Not Fire Damaged Christian Science services for
I think that many of those Who --------*---““
lost their Ilves were victims of panic resident
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Fear Walks With Victims of Hotel Fire
Their faces revealing their anxiety, these two women in night
clothing, and a man were assisted, at the bottom of a fire
escape as they managed their escape from the biasing LaSalle
Panic Blamed for Most Deaths
By Survivors of Hotel Blaze
Bv WALTER L. MOQDT
Former Springfield ill . State Superintendent of Police
(A* Told to The Asaoclated Preaal
CHICAGO. June 5.—(/P)—I was in my room on the seventh
_ r floor of the LaSalle hotel about 12:15 Wednesday morning, when
Wednesday kept police on their toe* j smelled smoke. My window was open and apparently drawing
the smoke Into the room. I was In bed. and had just finished
reading the paper and was about half-asleep.
of falaa taath have suffered
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Oaynedd Valley. Fa.
J. Robert Whitesell and hla friend.
Chief Petty Officer Frank J. Abram*
rushed to help firemen when they
saw the fire.
They carried out six dead and 3!
Injured persona from the fourth and
sixth floors, police said.
“I know what those thing*
like.*’ Whitezell vald “I almost lo«N
my whole family tn a fire last No-
vember when our home burned
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Gaylord, E. K. Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 57, No. 110, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 5, 1946, newspaper, June 5, 1946; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1765544/m1/16/: accessed September 16, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.