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* * * * * Fire Razes Two Stores In City; Loss Set At $70,000 WCT, WET JOB—Firemen above are shown aiming hoses into Rudy's grocery store and Butler's picture framing company in the 1700-block of Broadway late Monday night Firemen here kneel in shattered bits of plate glass windows which apparently were blown out when the roof of the structure collapsed. Only the walls were left standing. (Staff Photo by Sarge Klinger.) Plane Crash Kills Four Longtime Kansas Newsman Victim QHATTUCK, okia. (AP)—Paul 5 A. (Pete) Lightner, sports editor editor of The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle. and three others were reported killed Monday when a private )Iane crashed just north of the Shattuck Airport. Undersheriff Reuben Weidner said the four victims were tenta- ively identified as Lightner, Henry H. Jacobs Jr., Eagle sports vriter, Mrs. Jacobs and Gary A. Humphries, a photographer. Weidner said all of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. He said a billfold identified one of the bodies as that of Jacobs. Number Match At Amarillo, Tex., an airport official official said a single engine Beech- craft took off at 1:26 p.m. on a flight to Wichita. Kan. He said Jacobs was listed as the pilot. The Amarillo official said the serial number of the crashed plane matched that of the one flown by Jacobs. Weidner said the plane appar- 'READY' FOR PRESIDENCY Kennedy In Firm Refusal To Quit (Complied From Ayalanche-Journal Wires) N EW YORK—Sen. John F. Kennedy said Monday he would not step aside as a presidential candidate on convention eve at the request of former President Harry Truman or anyone else after winning every primary and surviving every kind of hazard and opposition. Kennedy said it was apparent Truman was acting in support of Texas Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson in trying to block Kennedy's nomination nomination at the Democratic convention opeig ext Moday, but that he expected to wi on an early ballot nonetheless. Health Issue Under Fire TM o Solons' Backers In Heated Exchange (By The Associated Press) | J OS ANGELES — Lyndon B. ' Johnson's supporters made the health of Sen. John F. Kennedy a hot issue Monday night by asserting asserting the Massachusetts senator has suffered from Addison's disease and owes his He to cortisone. A Kennedy spokesman replied that the Johnson people are engaging engaging in "despicable tactics." Ken- Flames Eat Through Broadway Structure Rudy*s Grocery, Butler Picture Framing Destroyed During Storm By EVERETT GROSECLOSE Avalanche-Journal Stall Writer FAST-MOVING fire which apparently gained a toe- L hold before firemen arrived, late Monday night destroyed destroyed Rudy's Grocery Store and Butler's Picture Framing Co., in the 1700 block of Broadway. The first major fire in the city this year, the blaze left only the walls of the large building standing after the roof caved in and plate glass windows were blown out. Owners of the two firms estimated damages at more than $70.000 for both businesses. Had Smelled P-ubber Burning Grocery store owner Rudy Ardis, who purchased the store exactly a year ago Monday night, told newsmen and firemen that ae had "smelled rubber burning" in the store during the afternoon, but believed that it was a lighting lighting fixture which recently had been causing trouble. "We turned out that row of lights," Ardis said. "But apparently apparently it didn't do much good." Lubbock Fire Marshal A. C. Black said that he could not pin down the cause of the fire until daylight. Two Stations Called Out Lubbock firemen, more than 30 strong, battled the raging fire in the midst of a thundering rainstorm rainstorm after all fire-fighting equipment equipment from Central Fire Station and Station No. 4 had been called out at S:47 p.m. Assistant Fire Cheif Jack Hayes said that Monday night's blaze was the first major fire to hit Lubbock this year. Last year, at least two fires were classed in the "major" category. They were Dunlap's warehouse and Luther Transfer and Storage Warehouse. Spotted By Passersby As firemen continued the "mopping "mopping up" process early today, additional additional policemen were summoned summoned to guard the thoroughly wrecked building during the night Several fire department officials still were at the scene of the fire early today. The fire was reported by two young customers who pulled into * e driveway of a service station ently was coming in for a landing when it suddenly nosedived. he said, The 43-year-old Democratic front-runner put the greatest emphasis emphasis on defending himself against Truman's question of whether Kennedy had the experience experience and maturity for the nation's nation's highest office, asserting that people were looking for "a new generation of leadership." In Los Angeles, campaign aides of Johnson, who Sunday had joined joined Truman in charging that the convention had been rigged to favor Kennedy, Monday challenged challenged the Massachusetts senator senator on the health issue and a Kennedy Kennedy spokesman retorted that the implications were "malicious and false" and that Kennedy was in It caught fire and everything excellent health. To Be Open Convention The 'Colonel' Rides Agaiii The statements about jnedy's health came from John| across &* strect from ^ grocery iConnally, executive director of! store -P icture framing firms. I the Johnson campaign, and Mrs. Windows Blown Out WANT TO read "some" "some" tiling different?" Then don't miss the series on Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie Mackenzie and his will-o-the-whisp main supply camp starting Wednesday morning in The AvalancheJournal. This four-piece series, complete with pictures, provides provides a rare insight into the man who played a major role in opening the South Plains of Texas for settlement settlement by the white man. [India Edwards, cochairman of the ] Citizens for Johnson National !Committee. The Texas senator has not announced his candidacy, but is expected to do so shortly, perhaps at a press conference scheduled in Washington today. Tactics Hit Pierre Salinger, chief press representative representative for Kennedy, called newsmen together and, showing signs of anger, declared: "It is a sure sign of the desperation desperation of the opposition that they should resort lo such despicable tactics just before the convention." Salinger said that for 10 months he followed Kennedy on one of The young women told station manager Charles Sylvester that "Rudv's is full of smoke." New Death Mark Seen Griin Toll Already- Near Old Record (Compiled From Avalanche-Journal Wires) rpHE DEATH toll on the nation's •L highways Monday night leaped past the preholiday National Safety Safety Council estimate, 370, and zeroed in on a record for a three- day July Fourth observance. A council spokesman said only a miracle could prevent the death count from breaking the record 407 traffic deaths set in the 1955 three - day Independence Day weekend. With hours remaining the toll stood at 403 in traffic, 34 i n boating boating accidents, 108 deaths by other drownings and 105 from miscellaneous miscellaneous causes for a total of 605. Passes Memorial Figure This year's July fourth toll also passed the figure for the recent three-day Memorial Day weekend, 367, and for the last three-day Independence Independence Day weekend in 195S, 3TO. By Monday night highway fatalities fatalities averaged five an hour, with homeward bound weekenders weekenders still jamming the roads. The 78-hour weekend ends officially at midnight Monday. Boating accidents and drown- ings that did not involve boats added to the holiday toll. No deaths from fireworks were reported. reported. Most of the fatalities occurred singlv. Some accidents killed two . When firemen arrived, flames" thre , erand °, ne ne f: r were shooting through the roof Gr _? cn : "about five or six feet high," according according to Black. An eight-panel glass frame window window which fronts the entire structure, structure, was blown out — reaching almost to fiie street — more than SO feet away. Firemen working in front of the windows shortly after their arrival, were not injured injured by the shattered glass. During ., cost seven lives. the recent three-dav memorial Day observance there were 367 deaths in traffic, 4S in boating accidents, 77 drownings that did not involve boats and 87 from various other causes for a total of 579. The record traffic total for any holiday period was set in a four- dav Christmas observance in 1956. Black"said at first he* thought| Tt was 70G there there had been a small ex-plosion, | See FAST MOVING Page 10 | 11 Hurt As Rodeo

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 05 Jul 1960, Tue,
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