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BLAST FROM GAS LINE WRECKS SCHOOL AND KILLS 488 IN NEW LONDON, TEX.

Issue 4 and Volume 90.

BLAST FROM CAS LINE WRECKS SCHOOL AND KILLS 488 IN NEW LONDON, TEX. Firemen and Equipment Rushed from Communities in 200-Mile Radius and Prompt Assistance Was Given by Oil Companies AN illegal tap made to a gas line from an oil field in New London, Tex., was responsible for an explosion that caused the death of nearly five hundred school children and teachers of the Consolidated School, and completely wrecked the building. The blast happened at 3:05 p.m. on March 18. The high school had 730 students enrolled and a faculty of thirty-two teachers. There were twenty class rooms in a building five hundred feet long by 125 feet deep. The center portion was three . tories high, but the major portion was two stories high. Little wood was used in its construction, and since the school was a little over a year old, it was modern in every respect.…

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