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Stone To Honor Continued from Page 1 the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Joining in this public service will be the disabled American Veterans and auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars and auxiliary and the American Legion and auxiliary. The color squad will include Thomas M. Horn, past S.U.V. state cdmmander; N. C. Brown, state officer and local S.U.V. commander, Clarence Bodle, Mrs. Cecil Collins and Katherine Gillum. Those attending will meet at the courthouse at 10:30 a. m. Sunday before' going to the cemetery. DETAILS RECALLED The stone to be unveiled has these words graven upon it: "In memory of Union soldiers killed in Big Four railroad wreck in 1864. Erected 1952 by Indiana Sons of Union Veterans and auxiliary." The fact that these graves are unmarked came to the attention of Mrs. Horn when she had as her auxiliary project the locating and tabulating the names and locations of graves of Civil war veterans. How the 10 unknown dead happen to buried in St. Mary cemetery harks back to Oct. 31, 1864, when the worst train wreck in railroad annals up to that time happened near Crane Station Culver at that time. 70 KILLED, INJURED On that date a new time table went into effect on the Lafayette and Indianapolis railroad, now a part of the Big Four. At 4 p. m. on that day, a passenger train loaded with 500 Iowa and Illinois soldiers homebound on furlough and a 16-car cattle train crashed head-on two miles on the Lafayette side of Crane Station, killing 35 and injuring as many more. The passenger train left Indianapolis at 1 p. m. and was running late by 26 minutes at Crane Station. The cattle train transferred from the New Albany and Salem railroad at Lafayette, pulled onto a siding until the mail train passed, then went out on the, main track the engineer believing he could beat the passenger train to the next siding. The trains hove into mutual sight only 100 yards apart. Both engine crews jumped and the trains crashed together. The first passenger car in the soldiers' train telescoped and it was there the casualties occurred. 32 BURIED HERE The bodies of 22 Union soldiers killed were buried in Greenbush cemetery under government mark- ers with these words on the stones: "Unknown Union Dead." Ten others were buried in St. Mary cemetery in unmarked graves. They were never identified. For many years after the wreck, until 1910, John Fitzsimmons when he was sexton of St. Mary cemetery and Patrick Fitzsimmons who succeeded him, reported that an ex-Union soldier, Andrew Clark, used to come to the cemetery every year to sit and talk about the train wreck in which he and his dead friends had been involved. As he grew older he requested to be buried in St. Mary cemetery near them. That wish was granted and he now lies near that spot. 'Peace Gesture' Continued from Page 1 cued" the 7,000,000 people of North Korea. General Kim II Sung, in his address, appeared to be holding out an olive branch in . one hand and flourishing a big sword in the other. "We desire a peaceful solution of the Korean problem," he said. "We will continue to exert ourselves to this end." The North Korean premier said his government "does not consider it dishonorable to conclude an armistce. . .after fighting against 19 powers during three years." But he charged that the "Americans do not wish to solve the Korean problem peacefully, and said they are "preparing for a third World war." WABASH BetwNO Attica and Williamsport On C. S. 41 LAST TLMES TONIGHT "JACK AND THE BEAN STALK" Abbott and Costello SATURDAY ONLY "WHEN THE DALTONS RODE" Randolph Scott

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  1. Journal and Courier,
  2. 15 Aug 1952, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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