SIX DIE AT MERIDEN
Fire sweeping through the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest White at Meriden, Conn., on December 24, caused the death of six persons. The boys, Lawrence White, 10; James, 8; Joseph, 3, and Harold three months, were burned to death in a bedroom after an exploding oil burner spread flames through the apartment. In attempting to rescue their children, Mr. and Mrs. White were severely burned and died later in Meriden Hospital. Janet, a six year old daughter, was the only member of the family to escape from the fire.