Calumet City, IN Train And Bus Collision, Oct 1929

TWO KILLED AS TRAIN CRASHES INTO BUS NEAR GARY.

SON OF ST. LOUIS BELL TELEPHONE CO. PRESIDENT ONE OF THOSE KILLED IN COLLISION.

Gary, Ind., Oct. 29, (AP) -- Two persons were killed and several others injured so seriously they may die when a Purple Swan bus loaded with University of Missouri students en route to Chicago to witness the Missouri-Northwestern football game was struck by a Pennsylvania railroad passenger train at Calumet City, Ind.
The dead are RALPH RHOADES, 21, St. Louis, son of the president of the Bell Telephone system at St. Louis, and employed as an accountant by the bus company, and an unidentified man between 50 and 60 years old. In his clothing the initials I. M. A., were found.
Besides the two killed, eight others, mostly university students, were injured out of about a score in the bus.
The car was en route from Davenport to Chicago, the students having boarded it en route. The driver's view was believed to have been obscured by a heavy fog and he drove onto the crossing in Calumet City directly in the path of the Chicago bound train which struck the rear end of the bus, tearing part of it away and jamming the rest against a large concrete pillar.
One of the most seriously injured is MISS MARGUERITE MOSS, 19, of Pawnee, Okla., a Missouri student. She is not expected to live.
Among the others hurt were MISS WINIFRED SPENCER, 19, Houston, Texas, University of Missouri student, cut and bruised. Her brother, EUGENE SPENCER, 21, also Missouri student, cut and bruised. MISS MARIE HOLMBERG, 20, secretary to the Pathologist, St. Luke's hospital, St. Louis, cut about the face.
EDWARD ALLEN, driver of the bus, 32, Carlinville, Ill., broken ribs.
Those in the front part of the bus were not hurt.

Sheboygan Press Wisconsin 1929-10-29