COAL MINERS KILLED IN GAS EXPLOSION Families wait at the pit mouth to see who is among the 18 miners killed in a Logan, West Virginia gas explosion that creates a massive cave-in. Bodies are brought out but are mercifully obscured from view by fellow coal workers.
ALASKAN MAN MAKES GOOD ON BET As the ice breaks up on the Tanana River in Alaska Mervin Anderson has plenty to smile about. His prediction of the time of the great meltdown nets him $80,000 in a Far North version of the Irish Sweepstakes.
ARMY AIR CORPS TEST FLYING FORTRESS The Army Air Corps at Langley Field, Virginia take their new Boeing bomber out for a test flight. The enormous machine is dubbed the "Flying Fortress" because it's powered with four 850 horse power motors.
ST. LOUIS BROWNS TRAIN AT THE TRAIN STATION The St. Louis Browns baseball team arrives at the train station where they begin spring training before they've even traded their suits for uniforms. Family and friends soon join in the fun.
GOVERNOR CLOSES JOHNSTOWN STEEL MILL As the strike against Little Steel companies refusing to sign union contracts spreads to Johnstown, Pennsylvania Governor George H. Earle steps in with a heavy hand. He closes the Cambria plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and declares Martial Law despatching state police to oversee the situation.
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