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determined Mid- the It know- edge of the TECHNIQUE of visual education. It demands (1) a know- edge of apparatus and equipment, [2) the school journey as an attempt ;o visualize life as it is, (3) the ob: ob: ect, specimen and model type of il- ustration, (4) pictorial material, and [5) miscellaneous material to stimu- ate sensory impression. Much of the address was composed of material il- ustrating the above subjects. In conclusion, conclusion, Dr. Hoban stated that the effective use of visual materials would affect economy of time in instruction, instruction, manifest an enriching and vitalizing value, and develop correct initial conceptions. the FORMER CONTINUED FROM f AGi. ONt held in check by the cable and the men on these cars were not endangered. endangered. Drag Failed to Work The Sonman operations are one of the few in this district vii'cb are equipped with ar drag car, declared to be the most modern device known to prevent accidents such as occurred there yesterday. The drag car was the first on the string and is equipped with a device, held m check by the "drag man" who stands In the second second or third car, and to be dropped upon the first notice of impending danger. It has been established that Frank Koschak, whose duty it was to operate operate the* drag car, performed his work as soon as the coupling broke, but for a reason not yet determined, the safety device failed to function until the runaway cars had gone 'a distance distance of about 1,000 feet. With the terrific speed attained on the down grade, the drag car was not capable of stopping the cars with their human human load. This phase of the accident, it is believed, believed, will form the basis of the investigation investigation started immediately following following the pileup of the cars, by State Miue Inspector Alex Jack, of Cresson. Two Killed Instantly The two men were killed instantly. The body of Michael Haschak was found some distance from where the cars piled up, evidence that he jumped jumped in an effort to save himself. The body of George Fuchila was found near the scene ot the crash and it has not been determined whether he also jumped or was thrown out by the impact of the cars as they tore away the tracks and piled up in a heap. According to a company announcement, announcement, the coupling which broke this morning was in use in a trip of cars Saturday in hauling a full load of coal out of the operations. Couplings are inspected daily, it is claimed. The customary excitement and disorder disorder following mine fatilities was missing here today due to the fact that rescue of all the men was affected affected within a short time. The se- riously injured were hurried to hospitals hospitals and the work of treating the minor injuries was carried on with dispatch. During the afternoon and evening those miners who escaped injury visited their "buddies" who are housed up. Functions of Drag Car As usual these men have their versions of what happened After "swapping" stories of their nerve- wracking ride on the wildly careening careening runaway cars, the miners invariably invariably reverted to their discussion of the accident to the one important question: "Why didn't the dragi work?" Drag cars are not required any time to "warm up". The function this safety device is to bring to immediate stop any string of cars This device, in operation at the Sonman mm a for some time, was regarded regarded as modern and up-to-date. Some of the men were able to to safety as soon as the word was passed that the "hitching" had parted and before the trip had picked speed. Koschak, the "drag man", jumped a few moments before the crash. The failure of dynamite on the cars to explode is looked upon as miraculous How close the men on runaway cars came to riding with death is evidenced by the fact that a number of the dynamite sticks ·were twisted and torn by the crash. EASTON, Pa., Oct. 21.--INS-Donald 21.--INS-Donald Bishop Prentice, Dean of Lafayette College, has been elected President,

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 21 Oct 1930, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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