John F. Daniel arrested in Van Lear after explosion.
-The In hit- Mine Inspector Under Arrest For Kentucky Disaster PAINTSVILLE, Ky., July 30"(UP)--State 30"(UP)--State Mine Inspector John F. Daniel was arrested today by- police at Van Lear, near here, a warrant chargins him- with responsibility for the _deaths of nine men killed in. a mine .explosion July 17. Daniel was. held_ in jail, here preliminary examination. Tne warrant warrant against him was sworn than a week ago' by John B. Mollette, secretary of the-mine union at Van Lear. -.-Together -with -three, assistants, Daniel conducted an investigation today at the "No. 5 mine of the Consolidation Coal Co., to determine determine the cause of the explosion. Daniel was taken into custody by officers Frank Davis and Edward Castle when he came out of the mine. The warrant against Daniel charged he did 'hot enforce the state law providing for safety equipment in the mine.