Marion Steele As We See It
As We See It JVeics and Views Of The Sentinel Some of the men in the composing room assure us that dynamite will not explode by combustion but by concussion. This information was imparted after we had turned in a story about Marion Steele, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Steele, 85 Riverside avenue, the Felton forest station's fire fighter, being awarded the Wellman Gold Medal for Valor after having subjected himself to severe burns and fumes in the act of carrying sticks of smouldering dynamite into the path of a stream at the Kober winery fire on July 14. i "You can strike a match to a stick of dynamite and stand around it and feel safe, provided there is no chance of a terrific jar from any source," said "Hod" Jenne, one of the linotype operators. "Of course, it isn't to be recommended playing with dynamite that way. But actually a concussion is needed, such as the setting off of a cap, to explode dynamite." "That's right," added Art Shaw, another 1. o. "Steele has been kidded a lot about the incident, due to the publicity, and it isn't his fault." The fact remains that Steele was severely burned while trying to extinguish smoking explosives, and that the Well-man Committee, having read the story in the Sentinel, made a thorough investigation of the incident and decided to pin a gold medal on the young man. And we would advise all our readers not to play with dynamite, either by combustion or concussion.