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dc in a - High School Student Lake Tragedy Victim (Continued from Page Three) t omake his way in that direction, witnesses advised the police. At this juncture, a number of skaters who had been near the center of the pond moved towards the spot at which Moral had fallen in, and those on the shore began to shout frantically to them. "Go that way!" they yelled, waving them back towards the center of the pond. Moral, apparently believing that tne instructions were meant lor him turned again towards the middle of tne lake. A moment later, ne dis appeared under tne water. Heroic Attempts at Rescue Several of his companions plunged in ana swa mabout, trying to reach his body. Spmdler. the police were told, dove in twice, and it was only because those on the shore held him that he did not return a third time. Wvndt, Domin and Farrell also made efforts to get to Morai, according to the police. Sergeant Walter Kime and Motor cycle Patrolman Walter Meisinger, Ray Jeffers, Ira Jones, Stanley Carr, Joseph Gscheidie and Richard James made up the police rescue squad, who brought the grappling hoolcs and poles. Men living near the lake joined in the search, and rowboats were pressed into service. Frank Wheeler, 1409 Elm street, and Albert Lucke, 1010 Froude avenue, were dragging the grappling hook which caught in the youth's skate, and brought the body to the surface. The pond is about 15 feet deep at the bot tom where tne body was located. . Superintendent of Parks H. M. Ker - ber also hurried to the lake when word of the drowning reached city hall. He said later that the caretaker at Robinson park had repeatedly warned the youths against skating at the lake. The ice it was found after the drowning, had a maximum thickness of only 11 - 2 inches. Coroner F. A. Bartecchi examined the body after it had been taken out of the water, and ordered it removed to Sznyter's morgue. Moral was popular among his high school classmates. Until a few years ago, he was a carrier boy for The Republican in the Nativity section. He is survived by his parents, a brother, Clement, and a sister. Dorothy. The funeral will probably be held on Thurs - aay morning, with a mass in St. Stanislaus church and burial in Minooka cemetery. to I 2 3 5

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 16 Feb 1932, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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