Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 13, 1972 · Page 5
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 5

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 13, 1972
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{ 5A--Aug. 13, 1972 Sundfy GcMtteJf ---2-etiwlMftn, W«t Virtue FIREMEN BATTLE ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK FIRE Ocean Winds Fanned Fire, Hampering Firemen Wlrtphote Liberal Party Picks McGovern NEW YORK-W - Sen. George McGovern won the Eib- eral party nomination for president Saturday, as expected. The minor party, which opera- tees only in New York State and has always backed the Democratic presidential nominee, provided 311,000 votes for Hubert H. Humphrey in the 1968 election. Humphrey won New York State · by about 370.000 votes. unmistakably COMING AUGUST 17th Biylor blip-thru bracelet closure. 17 jewel $49.95 Elgin bracelet watch, baguette shaped. 8diamonds$125 Fiv* convenient wtyt to buy: Zilri Rfvolvtnj Charge · Z*l« Custom Ch*r BjnkAmf riCJird · Mister Charge · Layawa 217 CAPITOL ST. Tllujlrjtinns enlarged 'fff$f^VXfffi^a$jil!Kf Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 *t Atlantic City Boardwalk Hit by Fire ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. WV-A general alarm fire damaged at least seven shops along a block- long stretch of this city's famous Boardwalk Saturday, causing damage estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to 100 yards of the wooden boardwalk alone, according to Police Chief William Cade. He estimated damage to the stores could reach $1 million. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The fire on the walkway was brought under control quickly by some 400 firemen and policemen, but the blaze continued unabated for more than two hours in several buildings, destroying the tourist shops. Public Safety Director Mario Floriani said the cause of the blaze was not known. "Some witnesses say there was a big puff from under the boardwalk followed by a big ball of fire," he said. Cade said he had "no suspicions at ihis time that the,fire was (tetiberately set" r He said it was believed the fire began in a shop next to one of the tourist stores. Among the buildings and stores heavily damaged were James' Salt Water Taffy Shop, Al Baker's Burlesque, Irene's Gift and Souvenir Shop, Hamilton Art Galleries, Nash's Restaurant, Finchey's Art Gallery and Gina's Original Wig Shop. The fire also damaged a five- story candy factory behind the salt water taffy shop; the Apollo Theatre and several small apart ment buildings, which were evacuated. One elderly woman was rescued from her apartment. The fire occurred between New York and Kentucky avenues. John Robinson, a bus driver from Baltimore, Md., was sitting across the boardwalk from the stores when the blaze broke out. He said he saw some smoke "'and a flash of flames" coming up from under the boardwalk. At least 200 Atlantic City firemen and 100 policemen fought the blaze, along with 100 firemen from several surrounding communities. Asians' Proof Of Citiizenship Is Destroyed KAMPALA, Uganda IB- British envoy Geoffrey Rippon said Saturday a number of Asians here told him their documents were torn up when they attempted to prove Ugandan citizenship and avoid expulsion from the country. Uganda has announced plans to expel within three months about 50,000 Asians holding British passports, claiming they are sabotaging the East African nation's economy. About 23,000 ther Asians have Ugandan citizenship. Rippon, a cabinet minister without portfolio, arrived in Uganda Saturday to discuss the planned explosions. He told a news conference some Ugadan Asians said their citizenship documents were torn up when they presented them in the Immigration Department. He said the reports were "very worrying indeed," anc that he would make representations concerning the mto Uganda. The Ugandan Asiasn are required to report to immigratior authorities within the next month. A government spokesman said those who fail to report will have their citizenship revoked. A spokesman for President Idi Amin said Friday night that the I president could not meet Rippon until Tuesday because of "a tight program" of commitments. Rippon, is scheduled to leave Uganda on Sunday, said he would not come back Tuesday to met Amin. SHOP MONDAY AND FRIDAY »:30-9:00-OTHH DAYS 'TIL 5:00 (CLOSED SUNDAY) 346.0911 POLYESTER DOUBLE KNIT SPECIAL SALE Double knit polyester sale priced for greater savings and a lovelier wardrobe for you and your family. Choose from a selection of all first quality double knit polyester in lovely solid fall and winter colors. You'll love the assortment and the easy care polyester requires. COMPARE AT 6.00 A YARD 3 DAYS ONLY FASHION FABRICS--Fourth floor CUSTOM COVERED SOFAS CHAIRS BY SHAW OF CHARLOTTE . 20% OFF SPECIAL ORDER ONLY Custom covered sofas and chairs from Shows exquisite Charlottetown collection. 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