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ESTABLISHED 1873 90 Known Killed in Hospital Gas Blast; Creeping Death Traps Doctors, Patients WISH DEALINGS’ WITHFRENCHHAVE ECKENER AROUSED Zeppelin's Departure Definitely i marck's Midnight WOMAN CANCELS PASSAGE Third Atlantic Trip, Round-the- World Cruise, Midnight Sun Flight Are Planned Friedrichshafen, Gerimny. May 15. (Jp Passengers and crew of the Graf Zeppelin, giant dirigible, loitered &way a day at Friedrichshafen today, victims of a French aviation restric tion. Differences involving the German foreign office, the Zeppelin company, and the French government were be lieved - settled at least temporarily, however, and there was hope that tomorrow the dirigible would cross France en route to Lakewood, N. J., favorable weather was forecast. Start, postponed from 6:30 a. m., today, was set for 5:30 a. m.. (12:30 a. m., E. D. S. T.) Thursday. The French permit to fly over that coun try made mandatory that the crossing be completed by 9 a. m. The presumption here was that French officialdom considered the early morning hours not so propitious for possible aerial observation and photography of French military de fenses as the later and brighter hours. There was no official explanation of the restriction. Passengers and crew took the delay of nearly 25 hours with good humor, although the peculiar circumstances of the delay in receiving authorisa tion to fly oyer France and the •re strictions contained when the author ization did come excited some mys tification. Dr. Hugo Eckencr. the dirigible's i aster, particularly was piqued. He said this was the third time he had had “schweinerei (piggish dealings) with the French.” “They delayed the permit for our first American flight and also for the second trip to the Orient. It is sheer insanity,” he said. Dr. Eckeuer claimed, despite Paris dispatches which said the permit had been forwarded long ago. not to have received it until after 9:30 p. m., yes terday. coo late to assemble the ground crew necessary for the takeoff for Wednesday morning. Sharing interest with speculation as to the circumstances of the French authorization incident were the ar rival and subsequent actions of Mrs. Mary Pierce, of Park avenue. New York, who. arrived early yesterday with a maid and chauffeur after speeding ' across Italy. Switzerland and Germany. > •, She paid the $2,000 asked of her for passage money aboard the Zeppelin without question, asking only that her name be kept secret. Some ’Phone Bill Late last night, when the an nouncement of a Thursday departure had Just been-made, a telephone call from New York came through to the Hungarian hotel for Mrs. Pierce. She talked for almost 20 minutes, while amazed hotel and postal employes figured out her bill of 300 marks (about $72) for every three minutes. She had nothing to say when she emerged from the telephone room, but later messages from New York to' the newspapermen said Henry Pierce, presumably her husband, had talked , with her and that she had de nied any intention of returning to America from Germany aboard the Zeppelin. Her status as a passenger was not clear today, although it was pot believed there had been any thange in her planr. Bismarck Herrings Aboard : -.<i EXPORT DEBENTURE BREACH UNHEALED Washington, May 15.—(A*)—An im passe between the senate and house bn farm relief has developed by in clusion of the export debenture pro vision in the senate bill, and a con ference of Republican leaders of the two branches to study means of pro cedure has been called for late today. Because of the export debenture provision, so strongly opposed by President Hoover, house leaders are inclined not even to receive the sen ate’s newly adopted measure. The bill was passed last night by a vote of 54 to 33 in the senate, with SI admin istration Republicans, including Sen ator Watson of Indiana, the party leader, voting against it. * Democrats In the senate have berved notice that if the houpe leaders declined to receive the seiMte’i meas ure it meant the end tif farm relief legtelallnn for this session, and they likewise insisted the responsibility for failure of relief legislation would rest on the heads of the house Republi cans for their refusal to receive the bill. Set for Today After Bis- Friedrichshafcn, May 15.—</P>— The departure of the Graf Zep pelin for the United States was definitely set late today for be tween 5:30 a. m., and 6 a. m , central European time tomorrow (between 11:30 p. m., and 12 mid night eastern standard time) Wednesday. Dirigible’s Master Piqued Received Permit Late Including Mrs. Pierce there are to (Continued on page eleven) DES MOINES U SCRAP LULLS AS TRUSTEES HOLD MEETING Change in Decision to Fire Complete Faculty Is Not Believed Probable CONVENTION BATTLE SEEN Presidont Wayman Charges Shields Launched Attack to Protect Himself Buffalo, N. Y., May 15.—(APh-Open discussion on the convention floor of the trouble at Dcs Moines University was foreshadowed early today in an official meeting of the board of trustees previous to the regular ses sion of the Baptist Bible Union con vention. The trustees, it appeared probable, would not willingly change their attitude on the recent rioting and dismissal by the board of the faculty of the school. At the early session the possibility was raised that Dean Earl C. Cal loway. of the university college of pharmacy, and the Rev. Minor Stev ens of Des Moines, both supporters of students and faculty, imght be denied admission to the pulpit of the con vention church here. Calloway prom ised “fireworks” would result if he were barred from the platform. The dean represents President Harry C. Wayman of the university, who was dismissed by the trustees. Shields Welcomes Chance Dr. Thomas T. Shields, chairman of the board of trustees and president of the Bible Union, declared last night he would welcome the opportunity to meet Mr. Stevens, whom he said, he blamed for instigating the trouble at the school, In the convention, and that he would give him a chance to talk and then would tell his own story at length. Dr. Shields did not say when he would explain the matter on the plat form, but it was indicated university matters would not be touched be fore this afternoon. Dr. Shields, called upon to speak at the convention by fellow members of the extreme fundamentalist group of which he is the leader, cried, “I am not sorry it happened; I think it will wake up America.” His reference was ts his summary dismissal of the faculty, which re sulted In a narro.v escape for himself and Msp Rebman when students,of the school attempted to do violence to the pair they felt responsible for the closing of the school. Charges Mnrder Intent “Murder was intended,” Dr. Shields said in an interview, referring to the attack of the students. “There is no doubt about it.” He announced that there would be a complete clearing of rumors re garding him and Miss Rebman. Dr. H. C. Wayman, president of Des Moines university, in a statement today said: “There is no truth what soever to reports that the cause of the riot was the fundamentalist-mod ernist controversy.” While he did not place the cause definitely, student discontent, he did say, resulted from actions of Dr. T. T. Shields and Miss Edith M. Rebman, president and secretary, respectively, of the board of trutscss. He also said he told the trustees he could not continue as president be cause of irregularities. These, he said, were administrative, social and fi- nancial. (Dr. Wayman said no in dividual was responsible for the fi nancial Irregularities.) Faculty Waa Dismissed Dr. Wayman and all other employes of the institution were dismissed fol lowing the board meeting Saturday. Later that day, Dr. Shields ordered the Institution closed “indefinitely" following a student bombardment with eggs and stones of himself and other board members during their meeting. The school was reopened Monday by a court order. “In recent communications to the press,” Dr. Waymap said, “I learn Dr. Shields has ventured an attack upon me personally. Apparently he has given forth a statement accusing me of using degrees which I do not have. Dr. Shields knows that this is false and I have a statement over his signature to this effect. About three months ago he published in his Gospel Witness a statement to the effect that I was worth to the university a mil lion dollars. “He has never until now offered a word of criticism to me either by word or telegram or letter, oi, to far as I know, to any friends. On the other hand, until now, he has been loyal to me so far is I know and a booster of my administration. Now, in an effort apparently to whitewash and camouflage the predicament in which he finds himself, he seeks to drag me into the controversy.” FATALLY HURT BY AUTO St. Paul, May 15.—<A*)—Miss Lucille Jocelyn, SO, of Redwood Palls, mem ber of the state board of child wel fare, was fatally injured when struck by an automobile as she alighted from a street ear. f 76, Flies 8,000 Miles ] ♦ ♦ Watkin Davies. 70, Stockton, Calif., pioneer, was 10 before he took his first flight. Now he is a frequent passenger on the •alt Lake-San Francisco mail route of the Boe ing system, having flown 1000 miles. »- ♦ | Prince of Wales | Saves Man’s Life | ❖ * London, Ma, 15.—UP) —The Daily Express today said the Prince of Wales yesterday saved a foreman at the industrial exposition at Newcastle from serious injury or worse. The foreman, named Guinness, be came entangled in the belting of a machine used manufacture tin con tainers. The prince, who had listened to him explain the mechanism, was standing only a yard away. He instantly grabbed the man’s overalls and pulled him clear, just as lie was about to be drawn into the machinery which was revolving at a high speed. Once he lost his hold but recovered it. Only a few officials saw the incident and the public was not aware of it. It was said th? man would have lost his legs if not his life but for the timely intervcn'.'on of the heir to the throne. JACK AND GENE ARE GIVEN BLACK BALLS New York Buzzes as .Athletic Club Board Refuses Mem berships to Famed Duo New York, May 15.—(/P)—The New York American said today there was a buzz of suppressed excitement at the New York Athletic club over the outcome of efforts by both Gene Tun ney and Jack Dempsey to become members. .Hie fact that Tunney had applied for membership last July was only revealed last night when the board of governors after their monthly meeting failed to announce Dempsey’s election. Members of the board ex plained that Dempsey’s name never had been submitted by the member ship committee. The names of all applicants must first go to the membership commit tee, which is composed of five mem bers. Three black balls arc sufficient to prevent an application from being sent to the board of governors for final action. None of the member ship committeemen would admit any black balls had been cast against Dempsey. The American quoted Dr. John F. Connors, chairman of the committee that favorably reported the Tunney application, as saying Tunney was elected to membership by the board of governors but that “something must have happened” after the elec tion to cause his rejection. PETTIBONE FARMER VICTIM OF GUNSHOT Pcltibone. N. D.. May 15.—</P)— John J. Gill, 73, Pettibonc farmer, was found dead in a car four miles cast of here Tuesday, ipparently hav ing died when his gun accidentally discharged as he removed it from the car. Harry Brastrup. Jamestown coroner, held that death was acci dental. Gill served a number of years in the customs service and was auditor of Cavalier county two terms. He leaves two daughters. Burial will be made at his old home in Cavalier. NORTHDAKOTARATE STRUCTURE IS GOOD Fargo, N. D., May 15.—</P> —North Dakota, in the opinion of N. E. Wil liams, traffic commissioner of the Fargo chamber of commerce, now is “on a level comparable to our sister states,” in respect to intrastate class freight rates. Williams told the traffic committee of the chamber the recent decision of the North Dakota railroad commis sion in revising the rates was “one of the most far reaching, constructive and beneficial rate actions in a quar ter of a century.” “Our intrastate class rates were higher than rates ii. South Dakota, Minnesota, lowa, Nebraska, or Wis consin,” Williams said. “The decision places this state’s rate structure on a level comparable to our sister states” GARBERG NOMNATED TO ATTORNEY’S POST Washington, May 15.—MV-Peter B. Garberg, of Fargo. N. D.. was nom inated today to be United States at torney for the district court of North pahfttfi High B. Woodward, of Clayton, N. M., was nominated to be United States attorney for the district of New Mexico. Football Player Dies From Ballet Wounds Fort Dodge, lowa, May 15.—0P>— John Chandler Acher died here early today after a long fight against wounds inflicted by bullets believed to have been fired Dorn Chicago gangsters' guns in that elty In No vember. He frfd been at Uie home of his father, Dr. A. B. AeherThere since shortly after the shooting. Aeber was a football player at Northwestern University, Bvapston. BISMAKCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY IS. 1929 | Charlie Chaplin's Kids Growing Up This is the first picture taken of the children of Charlie Chaplin and his divorced wife, Lita Grey, since the boys were babies. The little fellows are now in custody of their grandmother. Mrs. Lillian Spicer of Los Angeles. BANDITS’ GUNS SPOUT DEATH IN $4,800 MINNESOTA HOLDUP * | Students Protest Mess Hall ’Grub’ Charleston, South Carolina. May 15.—(A*)—Seven hundred students of the Citadel, South Carolina Military college, arose with empty stomachs this morning to face the second day of their hunger strike to protest against the food served in the mess hall. The strike started yesterday morn ing when the students., marched to breakfast but left their food un touched. Throughout the day they rejected their meals, although many patronized the canteen. 25 HEAD OF STEERS IN HOME SALE TEST Walter Sellens Sells Fat Here fords to Central Meat Mar ket at High Price An experiment in home marketing of fattened cattle was undertaken Tuesday by Walter E. Sellens and the Central Meat market of Lee and Brown, when Sellens sold the meat dealers 25 head of two-year-old steers from his farm up the river, eight miles northwest of the city. This is a new procedure here. Local butchers have not been in the habit of buying in lots of this size from cattle growers around Bismarck. Sellens says the plan looks good to him. He said the price he received about equaled the top price on the South St. Paul market, considering the elimination of freight charges avoided by the deal. It was the high est ever paid here for home con sumption purposes. The plan has been found mutually satisfactory be tween the growers and meat men over in Montana. The steers sold by Sellens were out of a herd of 40, the heifer stock be ing sold off earlier. Sellens, since Christmas, fed the steers a full grain and feed ration and they finished off finely. When sold, they averaged 1000 pounds and all looked prime. The steers all were Herefords. Some were purebreds of that strain. CHARY SCHOOL GIRL TOOK HER OWN LIFE Verna Loraine Ellingson, 17 year old Crary school girl, took her own life by poisoning, according to rec ords filed with the state health de partment here. The death certificate shows that the cause of death was determined by G. A. Abbott, chemistry professor at the University of North Dakota, by examination of the girl’s stomach. The girl died almost a month ago but the cause of her death never was made public. Coroner A. E. Toomey of Ramsey county refusing to disclose the facts in the case. ♦ - ■■■■ i< Organization Rival Of WCTU Formed ♦ 4 New York, Mey IS.—oP>—Forma tion of a national organisation of women to seek modification of the prohibition law through political ac tivity was under way today. Mies M. Louise Gross, chairman of the women’s committee for repeal of the eighteenth amendment, in an nouncing formation of the organisa tion, said assistance would be given thove opposing the prohibition law in the same in which the Wom en’s Christian Temperance Union aids those favoring it. Guardian of Two Duluth Bank Messengers Killed Before Robbery Is Committed NOT DISTURBED BY CROWD Dapper Duet Wearing Smoked Classes Calmly Assassi nate Victim at Depot Proctor, Minn.. May 15—i.T)—Search for the two bandits who Tuesday aft ernoon shot and killed a Duluth, Mis sabc and Northern railroad policeman and stole $4,800 from two messengers of the First National bank whom he was guarding, shifted to the Twin Cities today. The bandits, working carefully and apparently undisturbed by a half dozen witnesses, jumped from behind parked automobiles near the railroad depot, shot and killed Bruce Palmer. 55. the guard, and then fired a dozen shots at the two bank employes, who obeyed the bandits’ terse command “to drop the money." and fled. The murder and holdup occurred about 4:30 p. m., about 100 feet from the railroad depot, where the two bank employes. Roy Carlson, 26, and Iver Anderson, 34, both assistant cashiers, had gone with Palmer to get the money for the bank. The money was sent to the bank here from Duluth, arriving on the 4:20 p. m.. train. Authorities today were checking with police of the Twin Cities. The car the bandits used carried a license plate issued to Stanley Nonsavage, Minneapolis. A search of the surrounding country by Deputy Sheriffs of St. Louis and adjacent counties last night failed to reveal any trace of the bandits. Good descriptions of the two were secured by the half dozen persons who witnessed the killing. The two wore smoked glasses, and had their caps pulled down over their eyes. They were described as being about 30 years old, and well dressed. NORTH DAKOTA’S DRY AGENT FORCE RAISED Fargo, N. D., May 15.—(tf*) —North Dakota’s force of federal agents will be increased about 26 per cent, John N. Hagan, state deputy administrator, said today on return from a St. Paul conference where enlargement plans were laid. Efforts will be directed especially against border rum run ning, Hagan said. DAVIS LIKELY CHOICE FOR PHILIPPINE POST Washington, May 15.—(**)—Dwight F. Davis, secretary of war in the Coolidge cabinet, is the most likely choice for governor-general of the Philippines and announcement of his selection apparently awaits lnforma tiou as to whether he would accept the post. POLISH SOLDIER’S SKULL Philadelphia. May 15.—t/P)—A sol dier of 86 centuries ago la undergoing soma dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania museum. His teeth are being polished. A skull found in a grave on the site of Ur of the Chal dees is being prepared for exhtbttSop. It la that of a aoldisr who was killed and burled with hie monarch so there would be projection tor royalty hi the next existence. UNSUSPECTING CITY AWAKES UNDER INCH SNOW, ICE BLANKET Snowfall Record Blasted and Low Temperature Record Approached in City GARDENS SUFFER DAMAGE Freezing Temperatures Predict ed for Tonight; Crains Believed Unhurt Bismarck and the northwest this morning awoke amid a winter setting, with snowfall last night setting a new record and temperature approaching a new low record for the last half of May here. Bismarck and North Dakota will enjoy fair weather today but freezing temperatures arc coming tonight, ac cording to F. J. Bavendick. temporary official in charge of the U. S. weath er bureau here. Temperature will rise and weather will be fair tomorrow. Vegetables Are Damaged Some damage to vegetable gardens was caused by the freezing tempera tures general throughout the state last night. At Bismarck and some other points vegetables were covered by a light snow which melted as it fell and later turned to ice. Snow fall continued here until 9 a. m. Old Man Weather surprised north westerners with his change of weath er last night and this morning. Mercury had soared to 81 Monday. Snow during the first 14 days of May is not uncommon, about half the years having some snow during the period, local weather officials say. but snowfall after May : 5 is rare. The greatest amount of snow ever record ed here during May was 8.5 inches May 5, 1892. Last night an inch of snow fell. The greatest amount of snow after May 15 reported at the local bureau before this year was .5 of an inch May 23, 1924. 13 Degrees Lowest Lowest temperature ever recorded in May here was 13 degrees May 3. 1907, while the lowest after May 14 was 24 degrees May 18,1915. Temper ature dropped to 28 here last night. The low temperature was accom panied by a fairly strong wind during the night. Williston, with 20 degrees, was the coldest point in the state. Larimore, with 21, w'as a close second. Dickin son. Fessenden. Max. and Napoleon each reported 25. Crosby, Devils Lake. Dunn Center, Lisbon. Jamestrwn and Wishck each reported 26; Drake, Het tinger, Minot and Portal each report ed 27. Bismarck, Bottineau. Ellen dalc, and Pembina reported 28; Amcnia and Grand Forks had 29; Hankinson and Fargo had 30. Rainfall was reported as follows: Bismarck .08; Bottineau .02; Crosby .09; Dickinson .26; Dunn Center .17; Ellcndalc .27; Fessenden .07: Hankin son .08: Hettinger .53; Wishck .04, and Williston .06. Grain Is Unhurt The snow and cold did not damage grain crops already seeded, it is be lieved. Seeding of small - grain throughout the state is practically complete. Plowing for corn is well advanced and corn planting is gen eral although it was interrupted in the eastern part of the state by heavy rains. Cool weather has caused spring wheat to stool heavily and its condi tion is satisfactory. Pastures arc greening slowly but the general con dition of livestock is reported good. Canada's three western provinces also were recovering today from a snowstorm. Farming operations were halted. Although seeding will be de layed, the snow will not harm the crop already planted, it . . believed. Districts in Saskatchewan reported high winds, rain, and snow, while wintry weather was reported from Alberta areas. Calgary had six inches of snow. DR. CARR SUCCEEDS GUEST AT HOSPITAL Jamestown. N. D., May 15.—(/P) Dr. J. D. Carr, assistant superintend ent of the state hospital for the in sane. was appointed superintendent of the institution by the state board of administration who are in session here today. Dr. Carr was appointed for the balance of the unexpired term of Dr. A. W. Orest whose resicnation of May 1 takes effect today. All members of the board were present with the exception of Miss Bertha R. Palmer. Dr. Guest and his wife will leave tonight on an extended trip to south ern points. He announced no other future plans. f Held in Jury Plot T Charged with tak ing a bribe in the trial of Walter L. Liggett of Nash ville, Teun., charged with mur der, B. P. Mura. Juror and former minister, Is said to hove oonfeseed that be held out for $206. Poison Gases Liberated By X-Ray Room Explosion Helpless Invalids Watch Gases Seeping Over Beds While Doctors and Nurses Battle Vainly Against Roaring Inferno of Flames FIREMEN DARE DEATH TO AID INVALIDS Victims Turn Green as Bromine Gas Eats Mouth, Throat, Lung Tissues; All Ambu lances Pressed Into Service; Pedestrians Bat tle Fumes Cleveland, Ohio, May 15.—(AP)—At least 90 lives are known to have been lost and scores of persons injured in the deadly explosion and fire at Cleveland Clinic hospital today. Many of the dead were victims of poisonous gases and suf focated in agony. Others died from pains of burns. Most of the victims were patients who were powerless to escape the death they could see approaching them. Seventy-eight bodies were at the city morgue at 3:15 p. m. r orty-five of these were men and thirty-three women. In view of the fact that all possible space was taken at the morgue, the Central Ohio National Guard armory w f as opened for more. Bodies of the dead and the dying were found sprawled in grotesque postures. Many others died en route to hospitals. The death list will continue to mount through tonight, doc tors caring for the injured said. Scores of the injured were so badly stricken that there was no hope to save them. Some will perish of burns, others will die from the effects of the poison gas. Identification was slow. Nurses and doctors in hospitals nearby were rushed to their limit to care for the tortured suf ferers of injuries, and generally could not pause for the dead except to roll up the bodies in blankets. The hospitals where the injured were taken were scenes of horror. Victims screamed as their wounds were dressed. Victims of deadly gas coughed in agony. M’FARLANDTOHEAR POTTER CHANGE OF VENUE ARGUMENTS Five Pleas Heard by Judge Jan sonius During Arraign ment Session Arguments on the states motion for a change of venue for the second trial of Raymond E. Potter, charged with first degree murder in connec tion with the fatal shooting of Oliver V.'cbb here Oct. 27, will be heard by Judge R. G. McFarland at the open ing of Burleigh county's next jury term May 20. This was decided here yesterday when George S. Register, state's at torney, gave notice to the court that he would move for a change of venue, and Scott Cameron, defense counsel, declared he would resist the motion strenuously. Two Plead Guilty Two pleas of guilty and three picas of not guilty were entered, one case against three defendants was contin ued over until the next term, a de murrer to an indictment against two defendants was placed under consid eration, arraignment against three absent defendants was moved, and arraignment of two more defendants was postponed. M. H. Cook pleaded guilty to a charge of maintaining a common nuisance and was sentenced to four months in the Burleigh county jail and fined SIOO by Judge Fred Jan sonius. Charles Wyciskola pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to sup port his wife and minor dependent children but his sentence was de ferred. Three who entered not guilty picas were: Harold R. Calkins, facing a statutory charge; Claude Roseen, charged with keeping and maintain ing a common nuisance as a second offense; and J. W. Webster, facing a count of engaging in the liquor traf fic. Judge Jansonius is considering a demurrer to a grand jury indictment against Helmo Siirtola and Eino Pihlaja. They are charged with dis posing of mortgaged property. Arraignment of three defendants who were not represented at court was moved. Their pleas probably will be heard by Judge McFarland at the next term opening. The defendants are Harrison Brooks, facing a statu tory charge; M. Millyard, charged with maintaining a common nui sance; and C. J. Pangkovich, facing a count of engaging in the liquor traf fic. Edwardf Arraignment Postponed , Arraignment of two more defend ants was postponed and probably will be made before Judge McFarland at the opening of the Isay 20 term. These defendants are: Eugene M. Walla, charged with embemtentent; R. E. Edwards, facing a count of ob taining money under falae pretenses. Arraignment of Clifford Sparry, W. J. 'Sparry, and Roy Sperry on a charge of grand larceny was post poned until the next Jury term after an agreement wee reached by the state's attorney end counsel tor Arraignments mere requmtad yes terday by Judge Jsnsenlus that the eomlng term might net be dtieyed unnecessarily. PKICB Five CENTS At 12:15 p. m.. it was estimated that 50 more patients were trapped in the roaring inferno of flames. Pe destrians for a block around were re ported gasping and dropping to the sidewalks overcome b| the gas. Clinic Nationally Known The Cleveland clinic is by Dr. George H. Crile. Both the in stitution and Dr. Crile are nationally known. On the staff of the hospital are many nationally known phy sicians and surgeons. The building is at Euclid avenue and East 93rd street. The hospital was filled with pa tients and prominent physicians at the time of the explosion. v According to latest reports, two blasts occurred on the second floor, one in the X-ray room. The flames shot out the second floor window and patients on that floor were helpless. There were no patients on the first floor. Firemen that rushed from all parts of the city concentrated their efforts on rescue work. Firemen Brave Death In a short time the building was a mass of flames. Firemen braved death to rescue helpless patients, tak ing them out through windows. Many of the patients were unconsci ous when removed. Some were burned and others were suffering from the poison gases. Available Doctors Called All physicians available were sum moned. Automobiles and trucks parked and in traffic were comman deered and rushed to the scene. The injured and dying were rushed to the Mount Sinai, and Huron Road hospitals and the Hospital clinic. Among the 20 at Mount Sinai, one died. W. H. Spellman of Forest, Ohio, died at the Huron Road hospital, where four w'ere reported dead and,one dying. Three prominent Cleveland physi cians were trapped in the X-ray room. One is believed dead. Some of the victims of the explo sion and fire were lying on the lawn of the hospital because there were not enough ambulances to rush them to other hospitals. Victims Turn Green Observers at the fire said some of the victims on the lawn turned a deep green in color and that they seemed dead. Three women in the crowd that watched as firemen removed the vic tims, fainted as they saw the scenes of death. Hundreds of citizens vol unteered their services to aid police men and firemen in the rescue work. Flames leaped from windows of the building. Fourteen people in the building wefre dragged to the roof where phy sicians and nurses gave them aid. Doctors Save Patients Noise made it impossible to com municate with those on the roof, to learn how they got there or how bad ly they were hurt, but it was believed most of them were burned and over come with gas, and that they were rescued by doctors who took them to the roof through a skylight. At Mount Sinai all available wards and rooms, hallways and bads were commandeered into sendee. Nurses, doctors and internes worked tovertah- ; ly applying first aid and artificial respiration. Scrub women and Jani tors were pressed into sendee, Esttaste 16 Trapped An interne estimated that 16 pa tients. attendants and visiters ware hi the hospital when the axplarten ec curred. Them trapped eh tis sec ond floor, he said, appeared la be stunned and were aaeb te engi a. a, att ■ * . ’