Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 15, 1976 · Page 17
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 17

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, March 15, 1976
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Mine still holds bodies of dead Mon., March 15,1976 CREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 17 By KICI1ARD WALKER PARTRIDGE, Ky. (DPI) For eight miners and three federal inspectors, the depths of the Scotia Coal Co. mine are their grave. They were among 13 men who volunteered to descend deep into the mine Thursday to investigate an explosion that killed 15 other miners two days earlier. A second blast trapped the inspection team. Two managed to escape, but tire other 11 died 1,000 feet below the earth's surface. Mine officials said their bodies would be left in the mine rather than risk still more lives trying to retrieve them. The officials planned to seal mat section of the pit today. The first disaster occurred Tuesday when an explosion, apparently triggered by methane gas. ripped through a section about 4'4 miles down a slope into Black Mountain. The bodies of the 15 miners were found by rescue crews Wednesday. Nine apparently died in the explosion and the other six suffocated when they barricaded themselves in an attempt to form an air pocket. The inspection team went into the mine to make sure it was safe to begin a . formal investigation into the .first explosion. They died while strengthening tunnel supports. Officials of the mining company, a subsidiary of the Blue Diamond Coal Cc. of Knoxville, Tenn., said they were uncerta in when operations in upper levels might be resumed. The last three of the initial 15 victims were buried Sunday. Among Uiem was Jimmy Sturgill, who at 20, was the youngest of the 2G killed. Sturgill was buried on a mountainside where he and his 19-year-old pregnant wife of six months had planned to build their first home. Harvey Sturgill, 27, whose father, James, 48,. was one of ihe safety team members killed, said he felt the inspecting team had not been told about an abandoned towing vehicle which he said might have sparked the second blast. Sturgill is a distant relation to Jimmy Sturgill. President Ford sent a personal representative to the southeastern Kentucky mining area to make sure survivors receive all benefits to which they are entitled. Jack Kavan, Atlanta, regional director of the Environmental Protection Agency, said survivors would get lietter treatment than did survivors of Uie llyden, Ky., mine disaster, which took 38 lives Dec. 30, 1970. Mine hearing set Comic characters used for new library image By JAMES V. HEAL10N NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (UPI) -- Batman and Robin are there. So arc Superman, Casper the Ghost and Archie -- all helping change the Image of the New Britain Public Library. Because the kids want It, some 120 comic books are now on the library's shelves. Others include Spider Man, Speed Buggy, Little Lulu and Dennis the Menace. These are the ones the kids asked for most in a fourth, fifth and sixth grade survey by children's librarian Laurel Goodgion. "It's part of our whole emphasis on changing the public image of the library and to convince everyone the library has something for them," she said. Laurel, who likes to be called by her first name, said, "I think there's an interest in comic books at all age levels. Some of the staff said they wanted to come over and Ionic at (hem. The main reason though is to appeal to kids." "We want to attract new children to the library who are not users," said Laurel, a University of Illinois graduate v;ho has '.vorkcd in libraries in Long Beach, Calif., Newport, R.I., and Bloomington and Champagne, 111. What turns the kids on? "Mysteries are very popular. Funny books -- with jokes and riddles. Children love telling jokes and asking riddles of people. "They are very interested in sports. Usually whatever season it is. Right now, all basketball books are out," she said. "We want to provide the kinds of materials that children will be eager to pick up and read. If they develop an ease in reading comics, hopefully they'll graduate to other things," she said. "We're not the first library to do this. I do know comic books are available in libraries at Milwaukee. Wis.. Orlando, Fla., and in Connecticut, at the Bridgeport Public Library, for example." WASHINGTON (UPI) - A senate committee considering mine safety legislation plans to focus on Kentucky's Scotia mine disaster during hearings next week. "There have got to be reasons why this tragic and intolerable carnage of miners is continuing despite the laws designed to stop it, and we are determined to find what they are," said Sen Harrison A. Williams, D-N.J., chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Williams said Sunday his committee will hear testimony Wednesday and Thursday of next week on the disaster in which two explosions killed 20 persons. "Our initial investigation of this tragedy reveals the same pattern of nunuompiiance with safely regulations lhat has become much loo familiar in the past five years," Williams said. "Since 1970, federal inspectors have issued 1,250 citations for serious violations at the Scotia mine. On 57 occasions, they ordered the mine closed because of the noncompliance with coal mine health and safety standards, and on 21 occasions it was because of imminent danger. "It seems the entire enforcement efforl by (he Mine Enforcement and Safety administration lias given mine operations no more than a mild slap on Ihe wrist." Williams said. ·-- Complete line- of Dog Supplies "(TieJ'et Emporium^ · Because we want to be your · favorite store...we picked · these great Doorbuster · specials. · We want to beyour favorite store Soviet ambassador involved in fatal highway accident ROSLYN HARBOR, N.Y. (UPI) - Yakov Malik, Soviet ambassador to the United Nations, and his wife were injured in an auto accident on Long Island Sunday night in which one person was killed and a third person hospitalized. A spokesman for Glen Cove, N.Y., Community Hospital, where the Maliks were admitted, said the 70-year-old ambassador was in satisfactory condition suffering from a broken rib, contusions and lacerations. Malik's wife, Valentina, was put in the the intensive care unit following surgery for internal abdominal injuries and a concussion, the spokesman said. The Maliks were attended by Community Hospital staff, but the ambassador's personal physician was standing by, the spokesman said. There was no unusual police protection, although Soviet bodyguards were standing by at the hospital. "Their own people are on hand," said a police spokesman. SPORTSMAN'S Nassau County Police said Malik's chauffeur-driven 1975 Oldsmobile was southbound on Glen Cove Road at 6:40 p.m. Sunday when it collided with a 1968 Mercedes driven by Harriet Kcrley, 75, of 13 Chestnut Avc., Glen Head, N.Y. The hospital spokesman reported Mrs. Kerlcy was in critical condition and "very ill." A passenger in the Kerley car, Rosemarie Sowinski, 47, of 16 Chestnut Ave., Glen Head, suffered fatal injuries and died in the hospital's emergency room, the hospital spokesman said. Her daughter, Sarah, 16, also a passenger, suffered a concussion. «PENCIL SINKERS" FOR SWIFT RIVERS 1/B" THICK LEAD SHEET (FROM HARDWARE STORE) HERE'S A WAV TO MAKE "PEN- CIL-SHAPbO SINKERS"-iF LOCAL TACKLE STORES PONT SUPPLY THtM. THESB ARE SOUARE, HOT ROUND LIKE FACTOR/ TYPE. STRIPS 3' LONG WEISH ABOUT '/8 O7 AND fc" STRIPS ABOUT Yl OZ. THESE ARE IDEAL FOR SPIN-FISHIN8 SWIFT, BOULDER- STREWN RIVF.RS. USE LARGER STRIPS WITH BArr-CASTINfi TACKLE. 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