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Lon - Show Burns At McLean The Lone Star Theater, one...
Show Burns At McLean The Lone Star Theater, one of McLean's two motion picture louses, was destroyed by fire late Saturday night. Flames were shooting through .he roof when a passerby, John [''ulmer, minister of the McLean Church of Christ, noticed them z-.bout 11:30 p.m. By the time firemen arrived, the whole building building was ablaze. Fire Chief Boyd Meador called Shamrock for additional equipment equipment ton clp save adjoining buildings from possible damage, but. by the time the extra engines engines arrived the, blaze was under under control. The fire was believed to have started in the projection' room. Estimated loss of building and contents is $35,000, a portion of which is covered by insurance. An adjoining building, occupied by the Vogue Beauty Shop, suffered suffered some water damage. The theater was owned by W. J. Howard, who lived in an apartment over the beauty shop, Hall McMurry, and a Mr. Powell, bolli of Dumas. The three also own the Avalon, McLean's other theater. Howard's apartment also suffered suffered some water damage. There were- no casualties since the theater has been closed for the night. Chief Meador reported It was McLean's most disastrous fire since the Smith Brothers gin burned about 12 years ago.

Clipped from Pampa Daily News20 Dec 1948, MonPage 1

Pampa Daily News (Pampa, Texas)20 Dec 1948, MonPage 1
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