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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1948, Winona, Minnesota t Fire Wrecks Three Stores at Arcadia f _ L W EATHER FM Full Leaied Wire Ncwi Report of The Associated Frew Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 48, NO. 25 WJNONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING. MARCH 17. 1946 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING IV) miro your now radio can It. TWENTY 2AGES V XX t -T Vf -i w __________ Truman Asks Temporary Draft, U. M. T.; 5-Power Treaty Signed J _____. _ 1 2 Departments Fight Blaze for 6 Hours George Schwertels Escape From Smoke Filled Apartment Ily Hob Arcadia. A flro wwkfrt n jwrUoti of tho rniiln bunlnn.vi block In Aroiitllu furly tortuy rind nt otic limn the rntlrr district. The flrn. of unknown origin, ntnrt- shortly nftnr n. m. and wan not bronchi untlnr control unlll 7 n, m. The Arciirlln Flro depart- merit worked with HIP Ttidoprmlrncp rirn rtfpurlniriit which won railed when the thiTii'.rliPtl to not out of control. Morn than BOO prrwm.i living In the city Uriel tlin vicinity Iffl thrlr to wiitch mid ihelr tiffCPfts III flKlltllltf UlP Althrmuri firrinrn wild not deter- mine Ihf exact, cuu.'ie of the flrn, nn which MeW out tho front of the City nnii! nlorr. on Main street sturd-d the Vrom the druK nloiT the flumes funned out In both directions, wrecking the hardware wet km of the 1'iirmnrn Btore Company tind the. japctrlr More. Vlrc f'hlrf Alvln tiriilltl of Iho Arcuflliv '''Ire brick wiitU urul tin MifPlliiK hlndri'cd tho nix-hour battle uunlnsl thn flamnit, TriiitP'ly WHO averted In the nurly morning 'hourn when Mr. mid Mm. Ororue firhwerlel who lived tibovii thp rlrrtrlrul "tori' found llumi- wlvri In thi'lr nrnokn-flllecl npnrimi-nl, They I" Ihi'lr nliiht rkiUtfit by criiwllliK to a rear ntnlrwuv. "Wn WITP uwukencd by the aourul of ft rrn.ih mild Mr. Schwrrtrl. "My wife woho UP flrnt Mnrt could honlly Kfl her brouUi. WP roiild hear the nolno of Uio flumi-i then hut. wo roviltln't rrnch thp front, niiilrwiiy. wnro Ulcky to out." Flrp Stopi The Hrhwartel.i lont worth nf furniture ulitl rlolhcu. Nelnh- furnished the with clothes to protect thnm Irom ox- The fire upemcct to gain headway towiircl.i trie ea.it rilclo of thn block nwpeplnif throiiuh tho hnrclwnro of the Kurmern Ellorn Coin- tmny. AJI the llamen ruced furloim- ly throiiKh both Urn ilniK Mid hardwure dtoro tho flro thrrntdieel io enclanKer tho pnllrc norlli of thn biwlne.t.n block, tint n meel fire door Htopped the bliiw from breaking throllKh lo thn uprtlon occupied by general met1- chHiidlMi und Krocerliv. Vulk- riiiin, of Knti C-'luIre, victierul inan- nit'T of roinpiiny which opernlon rhiiln of KtoreK iti Wl.tcon.iln and Minne'-otn, ptared utock IO.I.M at HS.Wio but dltl not puilinoin the low from smoke and water. In .iplte of the flrn door a portion of the wull hPtwrrn tho hnrdwuro Ktictlon will crnrked. All three ntllldlMIM lire III ttlP rnlddln of Arcadlu'.i mnlri bimltieK.i block and have two (Uor.v brick froiii.i. Flri'inen dcdcrlbrtl the nt met a.1 old. Thn building op- (CuiillniiMl on I'uxo H, C'liliiinn 4) ARC A HI A Ttcpubllcnn-IIornld pbotos Thnt Ntnrted With a explosion raced through muln buslncKH block early today destroying Block In three utornn und partly wnickliiK three two-slory bulldlngM, 'lop photo part, nt tho (lainaKO to an ulccLric shop, drugsloro nurcl- wuro dlorn In lilt) flrd which at one time threatened deRtructlon to Din ontlro north nlclo ot the block. In tho center, Flro chief Alvln lirnun and rotor Blotter, iis.ilmant chief, examine damngo done to Um drilKntoru. llplow, Mr. mid Mrs, George Schwcrtcl, clad In bor- rowed clothex, aro glad they escaped without injury. They lost all their poMciwlona In tho U. S. Polish Envoy Offers Prizes to Racing Commies WuriMW U. H. AmliiiH- MUilor Stnnton GrlCrb today
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