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Stateman Journal “Six Killed in Mystery Blast” May 8, 1945 page 2
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Lakeview, Ore. May 7 (AP) - An explosion which killed six members of a fishing party was under investigation today. The dead were Mrs. Elsie Mitchell; Jay Gifford, 12; Eddie Engen, 13; Joan Patzke, 11; Dick Patzke, 11, and Sherman Shoemaker, 12.
The only survivor was the Rev. Archie Mitchell, pastor of the Christian Alliance church of Bly, who said: “Joan came over and said there was a white object nearby. We went to investigate. It blew up and killed them all.”
Credit: Stateman Journal, page 2  Date: May 8, 1945 page 2
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