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Collins second cave in - Abandon All Hope of Reaching Trapped Man...
Abandon All Hope of Reaching Trapped Man Through Any Natural Passage Sinking Shaft From Top of Hill Only Chance to v Rescue .Suffering Prisoner L , :,. i.-f. i.-f. i.-f. i - BULLETIN. By the Associated Press. T ' CAVE CITY, Ky., Feb. 5. Floyd Collins, 35 years old, was still alive in a subterranean prison chamber at 6 a. m. today but those who sought to extricate him dared not attempt it in the absence of proper safeguards. . CAVE CITT, Ky., Feb. 5. Floyd Collins has been completely entombed in his Sand cave prison, 125 feet under ground by a rise in the floor of the cave and all hopes of escape through any natural passage have been abandoned. j Four trips into the cave have convinced geologists, coal miners and military authorities in charge of the work that their only chance to reach Collins is by sinking a shaft from the top of the hill and endeavoring to tunnel to the imprisoned man. Any attempt to mine into thel cave probably would be fatal to Collins, it was agreed, but the plan was adopted as a last resort and Major W. H- H- Cherry, the gov-1 gov-1 gov-1 ernors agent, has been dispatched in an automobile with instructions to get mine machinery wherever any can be found. PASSAGEWAY JAMMED-The JAMMED-The JAMMED-The slow rising of the floor within the cavern began shortly after midnight. A rescue crew which entered at 1 a. m- m- found that the floor apparently had swelled swelled from below at the innermost "squeeze" only a , few feet from Collins. Returning to the surface, miners who composed the detail made their report to Brig. General H. H-Denhardt, H-Denhardt, H-Denhardt, in charge of the woil:, and Denhardt immediately summoned summoned W- W- D. Funkhouser, head of the geological department of the University of Kentucky, who arrived arrived yesterday- yesterday- After a conference it was agreed that the miners should ' re-enter re-enter re-enter the cave for a second observation with a view of determining whether whether the movement of rock could" be stopped- stopped- Aleanwhile 'those ; in charge ' of the - work , withheld 'knowledge of what had occurred- occurred- An hour later, the' miners 'reap peared and reported that the floor had-continued had-continued had-continued to rise. ' t COMPLETELY SEALED. A third trip revealed that the slow , rising had continued and when the miners emerged after their fourth underground visit they told General Denhardt that the passageway had been completely had been no more rock falls or cave-ins, cave-ins, cave-ins, it was stated. The swelling apparently had lifted solid rock from the floor to the roof of. the cavern.. Tkis action closed the passageway for an indefinite indefinite distance and may hava crushed Collins if it extended that far. Inasmuch as a considerable portion of the cave leading from the entrance toward the prisoner still remains undisturbed, howeve.-, howeve.-, howeve.-, belief was expressed that Collins i might still be alive- alive- The movement took place just beyond that part of the cavern which had been timbered by rescuers. rescuers. COUT OUTDOOR LIFE STRESSED Anderson Executive Tells Local Group of Camp and Hiking Value.. Boy Scout leaders of the city, at a meeting and dinner in Trinity church, Wednesday night, listened to an '.address by Chauncey Jones, tScout executive of Anderson, on "The Objectives of Camping and Hiking". Scout Executive E. Ij. Wheeler, .of this city had charge of the meeting and it was through him that Mr. Jones was secured fori the address. The two men left on Thursday for Chicago to attend a two-day two-day two-day conference of scout! executives. . The speaker emphasized ; the statement that "all the money and enthusiasm of a city are wasted, when, in -the -the support of scouting, it neglects. to first secure capablej leadership. "Leadership'-', "Leadership'-', "Leadership'-', he con-' con-' con-' tinued, ."is the first and most im- im- poitant phase of scouting, and onei of the best ways existing to train and bring , out these leaders is through - the. medium of camping and hiking. '"It-is '"It-is not enough to know that within hiking distance of your city there are -woods -woods , and waters that hold untold numbers of mysteries and lessons for the boys. That still leaves them available to a favored few. You must bring camping to the boys, not make them go to the camping". ; At Anderson, less than a mile: from the end of a car line, they! have a Boy Scout reservation, wellj provided with the various qualities; of nature, Mr. Jones declared. ) It is possible at all times for Scouts there to get out into the open and really Camp, at the same time be close enough to home to return before work or school in the morning. Arrest Couple on Statutory Charge Forest Smith and Gladys Anderson

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  1. Journal and Courier,
  2. 05 Feb 1925, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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