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Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Casa Grande, Arizona Cd couple cheat death in fire dept o i archives e15 state capjt06 Phoenix Tucson disaster two Tucson ladder stories High one suffered a broken ankle firn i were injured seriously trying to Rescue the wife of physician Drwilliam h Ford from the eighth floor during sunday mornings tragedy both fell from the ladder which Only stretched six the other a broken Pelvis but Hospital authorities said there recovering mrs Ford was subsequently saved by a makeshift rope a photo Small pipe held key to survival by Don Kramer dispatch publisher Casa Grande or and mrs William Ford returned to their Home Here today after experiencing the horror of being trapped on the eighth floor of Tucson Pioneer International hotel in yesterdays Early morning holocaust which claimed 28 lives they Felt wonderful despite their Burns cuts bruises and sore Muscles both jumped from their window ledge and shinned Down a in fetch conduit pipe after they had already said their prayers in preparation for death they knew they were trapped after seeing fire on the floors below them and looking into the smoke filled hallway they were the Only survivors on the eighth floor except for one Young boy who collapsed from smoke inhalation and fell seven floors to a roof the remainder of his family perished in the room next to the Fords they were the Antillon family from Hermosillo mrs Ford released from Tucson St marys Hospital today said i feel wonderful just a Little banged up you dont know How wonderful we feel to be Here or Ford said he Felt like he played for the rams on sunday because of his cuts and sore Muscles asked about his fear of the descent on the conduit from the eighth floor he said de Sullivan get me out there again for a million but he added that after you have decided youre going to die have said your prayers it is the natural thing to take chances to save your life youre already dead so where Are you going to the Fords were in Tucson for a wedding and they retired Early not feeling like attending the reception or Ford a Light Sleeper suddenly awakened when he smelled the smoke from the next room and pushed his wife out of bed they quickly discovered the corridor was full of smoke and when they looked out of the window saw intense flames on the lower floors we knew wed had it we said All our the Fords room was at the rear of the hotel and because of the swimming Pool the trucks in William h Ford could not enter that area at that time no one appeared to know of the peril to the people on that Side of the hotel and there were no attempts at Rescue the Fords towels continued of aage 10 Grande judged arizonans Best non daily newspaper Patch Casa Grande Arizona 85222 monday december 21 1970 vol Lvi no 101 per copy charge reduced for boy 16 Tucson disaster brings 1 arrest cancer strikes girl 15 neighbors teach lesson on Christmas giving David Satterfield chiefs death mourned Coolidge City officials Law enforcement officers and residents today were mourning the death of police chief David Satter Field the chief who was 44 died wednesday night in the emergency room at final general Hospital he had suffered a heart attack while eating a pre Christmas dinner Coolidge mayor Sig Liberman said he was a Good Man Many of us elected officials shall come and go but men like David Satterfield shall never be forgotten his deeds and work in building a Good foundation for the people of the Community and As a citizen of the Community will not be the mayor added he was always Calm in his work and because he was always Calm and collected we have had no riots and disturbances in Coolidge such As Many other Bomar Metzger dispatch women editor Casa Grande or and mrs Virgil Meyer Colonia Delv sol know what it Means to have Good neighbors in time of need when their 15yearold daughter Arlene was taken to St Joseph Hospital Phoenix on dec 12 with an injured right Arm All thoughts of preparing for Christmas were put aside their Only concern was for their daughters Well being on monday the examinations disclosed Arlene was suffering from cancer and the Arm would have to be removed the surgery was performed on wednesday the entire Arm and a portion of the shoulder were removed the Young girl accepted her loss with quiet courage her Mother reported she was very in six or eight weeks Arlene will be Given an artificial Arm it will be of cosmetic value Only she May be Able to raise the forearm a trifle but she will not be Able to use it Arlene will be coming Home on wednesday to spend Christmas with her family it is a Large family full of love and concern for each member the Meyers have six children and an 18yearold Nephew living with them in their trailer Home the youngest child is seven there is a set of eight year old twins a boy and a another girl 14 and a boy 17 in addition to Arlene the father works As a Mechanic at the Don Johnson Ford co but he is paid on an hourly basis and because of the daily trips to the Hospital he has been unable to work for More than a week his coworkers contributed to the family concern for the family plight was evidenced by the j224 contributed by residents of Colonia Del sol people showed they cared they brought the Money to the trailer Home of mrs Eddie Givens with the contributions there were countless inquiries As to any other Way they could help he Meyer family neighbors who know the Meyers said they Are real Nice people and Good neighbors the younger Meyer children were looking Forward to the traditional Christmas Holiday decorations knowing this the Nephew who works Par time for Eddie Givens used his savings to buy a tree continued on Page 10 woman Dies in 110 crash Casa Grande High winds were blamed in an Accident that killed one woman and injured another on interstate 10 this afternoon one woman was pronounced dead on arrival at Hoe Mako Hospital the other received emergency treatment at Hoe Mako identification of the women both Arizona residents was withheld pending notification of next of Kin no other passengers were Riding in the vehicle involved in the one car rollover shortly before 3 the car heading toward Casa Grande about three Miles North of the Junction with Arizona 187 smashed through a Saguaro Cactus rolled and came to rest on its top the Impact uprooted the Cactus clothing Luggage and various other items were strewn about the scene witnesses said the car had been alongside a truck and May have been blown out of control after the two vehicles separated according to Arizona Highway patrolman Gary Godbold of Casa Grande Godbold estimated wind at the scene to be approximately 20 Miles an hour the car was a standardize Sedan further details were not available at press time v our Home town Safe passage a father and his child descend a ladder from the Pioneer in tarnation it hotel to reach safety during the fire which gutted the Interior of the famous Tucson hotel a photo some men Are a volume if you know How to read them but others Are a broken record that puts a hefty Strain on the ears Highway patrolmen inspect the car in which one woman Wai killed and another injured this afternoon the car uprooted a cac tit and turned Over North of Casa Grande after it apparently went out of control because of High winds patrolmen believe names of the victim Are being withheld pending notification of next of Kin dispatch photo by Donovan Kramer Tucson juvenile court petitions were hied Toda against a 16yearoici boy whom authorities said was apprehended in a downtown hotel shortly after the outbreak of a fire that claimed 28 persons the Early sunday morning Blaze at the downtown Pioneer International hotel has been called land disaster hrt1 damage will run into millions of dollars police disclosed the arrest of Lewis c Taylor saying he had a Long history of juvenile of officers said he had served time at it Grant and has also been an inmate at the state Hospital Paul Charters director of the Pima county juvenile court Center said an initial report listed the offence As arson however he said the petition has been modified at this time to trespassing and curfew he said subsequent reports from capt Dubock of the police department indicated they did not have sufficient information to prove that arson did occur and if it did occur that this particular individual was responsible the reports were reviewed with or Belman of the county attorneys office and he was in agreement there was continued on Page to bulletin Florence Tony Leon 18 1135 e 6th and Tony Munoz 19 1129 e 3rd both of Casa Grande today admitted to violation of probation before Superior court judge e d Mcbryde and were sentenced to 4 to 6 years in prison the probation came As the result of manslaughter charges in the death of a Texas truck Driver earlier this year piano sold on 2nd Call see for yourself How those result getting dispatch classified ads will work for you mrs de Armour 1438 n Casa Grande decided to try it Good used upright piano 9159 8364221 i was Only Home to accept two Calls and the second caller took said mrs Armour whatever it is you want to sen buy rent or barter want ads will quickly carry our message throughout this Trade territory Call 8367461 to place your attention getting ads come in or mail it

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