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d e r investigations of assured undoubtedly, House shortly will be a collapse gome at style of part of the fireproof plan. l d i n g WIN RE Barkeley, Kentucky Representative, Representative, Brings Out Numerous Numerous Victims. FINDS A CRUSHED BODY With Superhuman Effort, He Frees Victim Still Alive-Not Alive-Not His Son. ; WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.--Among the leaders in the work of rescue amid the ruins, of the Knickerbocker theatre throughout the night, was He presentatlve Alben W. Barkley, Democrat, Democrat, of the first Kentucky district. district. Those about him. striving frame-ally frame-ally to dig through tons of. re-enforced re-enforced concrete, broken steel girders and piles o£ sncnw, while- piteous cries and shrieks for help cam« from those pinned beneath the debris, saw in their tall, heavy-set co-worker only «· calm deliberate, fearless leader. They knew not that down in iis h e u r t ' h e strove to keep baok conviction born of fear that the next body, reached every time would be V t v a t o f his awn-fifteen-year-old.,son,' Mm-rell. In the street outside, hysterical, praying, Mrs. Barkley waited--with what emotions only a mother can understand. Young Murrell had left for tho theatre only half an hour before tha roof caved in. "Word of the disaster quickly reached the Barkley home, a block and a half distant, and mother and father rushed madly to the scene. Dashes Into Buln s . Stationing his wife In a safe spot, and pleading with her to be brave. Representative Barkley dashed into the ruins and placed Jilmself at the head of one of the groups of rescuers. rescuers. Three hours and a half he forgot all fatigue and cold, though he had trudged four miles through the snow from the house of flea building to his home only a shori while before, as he brought out numerous numerous victims, mangled but alive, and took turns a* stretcher-bearer when a dead body was f o u n d . (Continued On Pa«;e Two.) 29.--Following

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  1. The Bridgeport Telegram,
  2. 30 Jan 1922, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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