Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 17, 1964 · Page 7
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 7

Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, February 17, 1964
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•«?,• If Cliv Monday, Pebnnrf 17, 1964 10CT Years Ago In June 1858. Leavemrorth'S ' business district suffered heavily from a rna.ior fire and In Feb- fnary, 1864, disaster struck •gain. Wooden buildings, inade- quat fire fighting equipment tnd cold weather combined to make losses heavy. However, they day after the fire Leavenworth businesses were already making plans to rebuild. The teavenworth Daily Times, February 20, reported on tfle destruction: -•"About half past five o'clock jfcsterday morning, the cry of fire aroused the yet scarcely •wakened city. Large volumes of smoke were seen rolling from the saddle and harness shop of B. S. Richards, on the south side of Delaware street between Second and Third, and in a few moments the whole building was ablaze. The fire rapidly communicated to the New York store, on the west side, and the wooden buildings adjoining on the east. In less than twenty rtinutes after the first alarm was given, half a square of buildings Were wiapped in flames which sjiot into mid air ... • Th« tight wat brilliant. It illuminated the entire city, the forests opposite, and the country Surrounding. It was a weird-like we>ene. Showers of sparks and burning faggots filled the nlr. 9w a lime all attempts to stop the progress of the flames prov- bd futile. The fire nta Ms way , With intense fury and rapidity I dbwn Delaware street until It Wrm« to Grazer's confectionery •tore where the brick walls of ; Ibe building and the almost superhuman efforts of citizens aid rtremen succeeded in checking it. j The wind at, the time was blowing steadily from the southwest, and If seems almost a miracle that the buildings on the north side of | the street were saved. ; "Tho total loss may be estf- ] mated at $100,000. But a few of 'the buildings and very little j .stock had ai.y insurance. ... j • "The fire originated in the ! 'work-shop of B. S. Richards' j jtaddle and harness shop, from • defective flue. Two workmen Slept in the shop, and had, early • Jte the morning, built a fire in the itove with some light, combus-! tlble matter, wWch gave out an ' Intense heat and ignited the .woodwoik above the pipe. • • They discovered the fire be- Rrs it had made much headway, and immediately dashed on a pail of water which happened to be at hand, but it did not extinguish it; while they were gone for more water the flames gainH headway and burst forth In all their fury. '•'We cannot close without a word of praise to the noble men. who worked so gallantly on that, hitter morning. They faced danger like heroes and laughed at i exposure. To our citizens and ' firemen the credit is due of having saved Leavcnworth from a blow as disastrous ai any, in its relentless sweep, that has ever occurred since the beginning of ojir history." *-< Stan Heads *»A LBJ Program -ST. LOUIS (AP)-Stan Musial whose emphasis on physical fit- , mss got him through one of most durable careers, has tak- eh the job of passing on his ex- i ample to American youth. ''The retired St. Louis Cardinal; star was named by President i Johnson to head the President's i physical fitness program. Thej Pjestdent picked his visit to St. i Ljuls for (lie city's 300th aimi-i vfrsary celebration to announce! Q»»t Musial \vill replace Qkla- hj?ma football coach, who resign- t4. -•"There are a f«w men who Have served as American htroes with such dignity," the | President said. "I am proud to , Have Stan The Man." •v "I only hope I can do a capable job," said Musial. ( ,Musial. 43, orimnrily will be • consultant. He will meet with ; U>e President's Councl on' Physical Fitness, which include* Cabinet members, and Ulan programs with a four-man will be In contact with vnri- ; 09$ government officials, news- i papers, radio-TV, and other in- ' dvjstry officials and he will ! speak to school groups, educators etc. •••Tropical hurricanes inflict damage in three ways: pounding , s«as, flooding and winds. Of (hose, the most destructive U the auction of waves and hurricane tides which, in a few hours, can cjuse as much erosion as a century of ordinary wave action. local l or LMf Plfl MOVING Ml H 4-7471 DAVIS I GUESSWORK SHOPPING ON IP6AU AND SOU voui2 FAMILV roe UBSS / W6DW6SCAV LARGE ARK VALLEY CHUNK STYLE BOLOGNA Ik. loidtornChcese GORTONS &ze/M?eo Fish Sticks UtAT Htx pkg. rHetscdnrann's Cora Oil MARGARINE ^ at 39' let %i Chvnbes 2-ib. edx Puu'N loots GOURMET CAT FOOD IDEAL Chicken Parts or. Chicken with Liver ei-oi. Cons Liver. Kidneys or Horse meat with teravy Ccms Prices efftetivt thru Wed., Feb. 19, If64. &-GoJ. ctn. •fTi^^ 5 * 855 ^^^^^^ 33» ,9BBfF Fola+r's INSTANT COFFEE 10-ofc 39 •erty Crocker Mixes CAKE MIXES $$ •fff- ®s Assorted Varieties 19-01. Pk«. Can ss Llndsoy RIPE OLIVES Medium Grade 'A' EGGS fto I ^ x& oenaous -Ibj. sss^ ^ ^iS )

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