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samuel lutz of covert - D E V O T E D T O T E Centraiia-Chehalif,...
D E V O T E D T O T E Centraiia-Chehalif, \Va.hingion \ Seven Residents of Home For Aged Burned to HARTFORD, Mich, to -Seven -Seven patients--four women and three men--lost their lives in a fire that raced through a convalescent home for th aged late Friday night. In 30 minutes, the fire de stroyed the two-story frame building, three miles west o H a r t f o r d i n southwestern Michigan. Police and firemen probed th ruins for the bodies of Harley Babc'ock, 76, of Watervliet; Free Sayles, 84, of Glenn; Mrs. Lucj Sparling, 91, of Coloma; Samue Lutz, 93, of Covert; Mrs. Adelini Blakeslee, 81, and Miss Louise Bishop, 83, both of Benton Harbor Mrs. Mary Collins, 66, of Water vliet, died en route to Watervlie Hospital. , · Five of the victims were bed ridden. Three Patients Rescued Three other patients were rescued. rescued. They were Mrs. Jennie Bchuister, 83, of Benton Harbor The total for the Twin Cities and Chris Bender, 10, and his wife Katherine, 80, also of Benton Harbor. They were treated at a hospital for burns. Smaller Postoffices In County May Close Pate of at least six and perhaps more of Lewis county's smaller post, offices is apparently being deliberated deliberated by postal authorities under the department's new move for national efficiency and economy, but nothing nothing appeared certain Saturday. · One thing was a fact: -A postal department inspector was in the county and checked the smaller offices offices during the week, but v his recommendations will be made directly directly to the department. Rumors Are Many What the changes might be were mostly rumor and guesses, with said Ethel postoffice will close, Winlock taking up the slack. May Consolidate A second rumor was much thi same as the first. Silver Creek Mayfield and AjUine would be closed in favor of Mossyrock. would go to Onalaska, but Cineba: would stay. Ethel might stay, or sent to Winlock or be operated directly from Chehalis postoffice. Figures supplied the Daily Chronicle in the past show that Silver Creek postoffice handles 33 box holders and has 46 on two star routes. Mayfield has 22 box holders and 56 on a star route nothing official beyond the fact \ Ajlune has 48 on a star route, postal workers familiar with the no box holders. Alpha has 13 box How and movement in the county j holders and 72 on a star route. of mail, agreeing discontinuation is probably in the offing for some smaller postoffices, or at least some will be consolidated. One rumor had the postoffices at Silver Creek, Mayfield and Ajlune being discontinued, with their present present services being operated from Mossyrock postoffice. The same story said both Alpha and Cinebar bar has 45 star routers and no holders. Ethel has 20 box holders and 65 on the star route. At the time the estimates were furnished the. Daily Chronicle, II was said that each of the fourth class postoffices cost the federa' government $2,500 a year. Since time the cost appears to have up with the coming of straight

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  1. The Daily Chronicle,
  2. 20 Feb 1954, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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