National Affairs: Collins' Corpse

He "owned" the front pages of U. S. pages for almost two weeks in February, 1924. The name of Floyd Collins then was almost as famed as the name of Charles Augustus Lindbergh today. Trapped in an underground Kentucky cave, he remained imprisoned for 15 days while rescue parties and feature-writers thronged the vicinity. Eventually he was taken out, dead. Then newspaper compositors set up new names for their headlines and except for a maudlin phonograph record entitled The Death of Floyd Collins the unfortunate Collins was forgotten.

Last week, however, the press again...

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