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obit: John F. Kubala

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    College Station, Tex., Dec. 5.-- The body of John F. Kubala, 21 years old, senior student of the A. and M. College, who was killed by a fall from the 130-foot
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2010
      College Station, Tex., Dec. 5.-- The body of John F. Kubala, 21 years old, senior student of the A. and M. College, who was killed by a fall from the 130-foot water tower of the college plant some time last night, was taken to Granger by his father this afternoon for burial.
       
      Accompanying the body as an escort of honor was his former roommate, A. G. Pfaff of Gainesville and several of his former classmates and students from his home town.
       
      The broken body of the young man was found this morning about 7:30 o'clock under the water tower in the rear of the main academic building by a student returning to his dormitory after breakfast.  After investigation it was found that he had been last seen in the dormitory as late as 11 o'clock last night and the condition of the body indicated that he had been died since about that time.
       
      Following an inquest Colonel C. C. Todd, commandant of the college, announced death had resulted from a fall from the platform of the tower, about 130 feet from the ground.  He supposed that Kubala had climbed the tower to examine the radio antenna, one end of which was attached to the tower.  This supposition was made from the fact that he was an electrical engineering student and a cadet in the signal corps unit.
       
      Kubala was last seen by his roommate, Pfaff, about 8:30 o'clock, when he left the room with two other students.  He was seen two or three times later by other students until 11 o'clock, but did not return to his room.  It was his fifth year at the college and he would have graduated in June.  He held the rank of captain in the cadet corps and the assignment of adjutant in the signal corps unit.
       
      Galveston Daily News, Saturday, December 6, 1924
       
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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