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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta PAQE EIGHT THE LETHBRTOGEDAILY HERAM5" THURSDAY. MARCH 24, 1921 THE HERALD'S DAILY PAGE OF LIVE DISTRICT NEWS Modern Brick Blocks Will Be Built in Blackie Fire Wednesday Morning Emphasized Need of Well Organized Fire Brigade a Staff Reporter.) Mar. Wednesday and on reuPhitiK S' tho heavens were brilifiint from wienl li.elit of (lie increasing Tho firo spread with lightning rapid ity from the cafe to the Trading; com- jinny's store. Hving covered with flro- liroot' material tho hardware store was lonpor burning. The building was Stilted before any ot tho walls gaw way. Some oC the books of the com- panies burned were saved, but many valuable records went up in the (lames. The work of years, business built up by long and earnest toil, was wiped out in a few hours. But un- dismayed, tlio peojito are already talking rebuilding on more substan- tial lines. It is almost certain that the old frame buildings will be re- placed by modem brick .blocks. VAUXHALL LAND IS CHOSEN BY COLORADO FARMER AFTER SEARCH Reporter Finds lil. A Preacher Who Is Different Rev. J. W. Oliver of Champion Puts Over New Stunt in Community Service morning's fire which totally destroyed the Blackie Trailing Co., the niackle Hardware Co.. and the Long Fee cafe and which threatened the whole business section of the town, WHS the worst in the history of the town. The beautiful auditorium, one of the fin- est in the province and the Chevrolet garage were seriously menaced. The only thing that stopped the spread of the flames was the determined the citizens and the galvanized wall of the Blackie Hardware store. Twenty minutes after the alarm had been sounded men ami women flocked around tho Mazing buildings anxious and willing to help. Tho need of an organized brigade wtts every- where apparent and the fire should lie an object lesson. There was no to direct the fight, which result- ?d in much lost energy and time There were sonic rather amusing, incidents connected with tho fliv arrived this week and he is busy pre- r.raveller for the linrronshs Adding j for spring operations. Machine made a 1'ro'ii the George hotol tn join in the li.cht ahd! BARONS BOARD OF TRADE :lie first thing he was a machinx; vio had sold a few before being; rescued from tho names. At one point tho telephone pole look fire and in tho desire to save the