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HERQ, FOLLOWS HERO INTO PIT OF POISONOUS
GAS TO SAVE FELLOW WORKER'S LIFE Bayonne, N..J., March 23. Gordon T. Granger, hero, knows what pro pane is. He knows that it is "a heavy, gaseous hydrocarbon," and he knows further that it is a very-deadly and-j insidious gas. Yet he fought his way tnrougn tnis gas to save a mnnan pe ing! So when Francis E. Vetter, pipe fitter, fell unconscious ;on the liidt tom of a gas tahkrin a gas-compressor plant Here, Gordon Granger, fore " man, knew precisely what had hap pened to him and that Vetter had been overcome by propane and that he would soon be dead if left there. Yet he went down into -the tank He droppjed himself though a -fifteen-inch; manhole to the'battom of the tank, t ten. feet down. There he took the unconscious man in hjs arms and, standing erect himself, held Vetter's head as far above the' bottom of the tank as pos sible. Propane is a gas much heavier than air, and, as it flowed into the tank, it displaced the air in some such fashion as a flow " of water might. Imagine a man standing in a rising tide of invisible waters and you have a rough idea of-GYanger standing in the tank'holding Vetter's head above the level of the- flood of gas. Granger's head was in a dizzy whirl when a rope, was let down, but he had strength enough left to en able him to tie it a"bout Vetter. He told the men to hoist away be quick. Vetter, limp as a dead man, stuck in the manhole and by the time the men above had pulled him out Gran ger was lying prone and unconscious where Vetter had lain before. Edward Dalton, too, knows what propane is. This's his business, too. Nevertheless he went down into the rising flood of gas and saved Gran ger in turn. He tied a rope about himself, took the free end of the rope Yet He Went Down Into the Tank. in his hands, and had himself lowered into the tank, the men outside hold ing the rope by its middle. He tied the loose end of the rope about Granger and the two were drawn, up, Granger first and then Dalton.