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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 18, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press March 1990 firemen saved Many in 1928 apartment fire steam driven pumpers were state theart firefighting equipment at one april was a pleasant Spring saturday that brought folks out for a stroll on Portage the stores were Busy and factories and offices hummed with for he blight of depression had not yet settled on the land in Bukera of the six Day work Constable Angus in this Day before radio equipped patrol walked Liis beat Down Sherbrook noting with Practised Eye All the activity on this noon every now and then he glanced at the Clear Blue sky and its Odd Wispy Cloud when suddenly he found it want Clear any there was smoke billowing from the upper window of the Casa Loma apartments that dominated the Corner of Sherbrook and Portage our cites heritage Vince Leah quickly he found a Telephone and alerted the fire at stations 10 and the gongs clanged the alarm and the big red trucks rolled out to what would be a Date with horror and it would be an hour of remarkable feats of valor that those few old time pensioners of the fire department that survive cannot five people perished but the fire fighters saved Many challenging the flames and smoke and risking the deadly overhead wires to make remarkable one Rescue in particular stands that of a woman who Clung to a fifth floor window Charlie who narrowly escaped death in the Winnipeg theatre fire of 192f when four of his comrades ran up an Aerial ladder in a bid to reach due to the obstacle of the overhanging Hydro there was a Gap Between the end of the ladder and the but Stewart reached out and got his fingers on the window getting onto the ledge he managed to hand the into the arms of two More fire fighters behind him on the the life used before at the Scott Block hurriedly was Margaret Mcneill climbed out of her fifth floor window through the the ladders could not reach her As spectators turned away and women Mcneill let go of her her Only injury from the leap into the net was a broken University student Lloyd finding the hallway a mass of also injuring his Back others didst Clayton a bridegroom of six shouted at his wife to jump without waiting for the he died in the police ambulance and Heake was badly her daughter Walcott Macneill and George Douglas were asphyxiated by the Macneill had won the military Cross with the 27th City of Winnipeg battalion in the first world in other people were including one fire department Tom Beech who had fought the Radford w right fire of 1912 in which coven people died and with would reveal further heroism at the Medway court fire in 1929 also saved several people clinging to window it was All in a Days he told newspapermen who sought to interview the Casa Loma fire apparently started in a garbage pail by an elevator which enabled the flames to reach the higher one of the blocks fire hoses simply burst when it was turned the fire fighters skills and promptness saved much of the it was remodelled and again had its an unobtrusive Structure that stood As a Monument to Charlie Tom Beech and their Fellows who were not found wanting on that april Day of Long game show Host lends name to Street by Vince Leah giants of the entertainment world Are not too common in the ranks of people who Are remembered by local Street but a fairly new Street remembers a native son who became internationally known in the television game show the one and Only Monty Monty was one of a number of Johns tech High school graduates who made their Mark in television and Monty achieved his greatest Fame with his game lets City streets make a which was seen in millions of Homes across North Monty was a prime mover in variety the service club for show people who devote their time and Effort to help he is a past president of the International group which has a As local chapters Are in months Early dream of becoming a medical practitioner was never but after getting a Chance in local he has never looked incidentally his brother Bob a prominent Toronto lawyer is also a past president of Monty holds variety internationals humanitarian award for his work on behalf of children and also is an officer of the order of Monty Hall Street is in the one of the areas which makes up the larger City District known As seven and what Street does Monty live on in Palm California seven Oaks Puzzle solutions from Page 8 land today crypt quote the Irish say your trouble is their trouble and Vur Joy their Marianne Moore today unlisted clue Disney seven Oaks drive Sosnowski with Canadas Anglo polish polish Mai makes debut by James Crampton Ted Sosnowski knows Hes not out of the Woods the first Issue of Apolonia a Magazine aimed at the local polish premiered in a dream come True for its 47yearold but magazines Are Tricky business and the first few months Are the Ive just got to keep my head he Sosnowski printed copies of the february Edi which features a cover Story on the holy ghost Church on Selkirk he says he wont know until april if the Magazine has sold the bulk of the magazines were distributed with a Token shipment of 15 copies sent to a shop in Cal Gary and another 15 to the which has a Content divided 6040 be tween English and goes for the cover Price of Sosnowski says each copy Cost just Over to pro Duce on expensive coated i am pleased with the Magazine to a Sosnowski in pleased that with the limited materials i had to work with i could put out the mag but it Doest matter How pleased i what counts is the and so far Ive had very positive filling a void is How Sosnowski likes to describe what his Magazine is he Doest want to com Pete with the local polish if All goes Polonia voice will be the first in a series of ethnic magazines published under the Banner of ethnographic Sosnowski is still looking for but for Sosnowski main task is tapping local businesses for advertising dollars and finding sub come what he is committed to churning out the first 12 copies of Polonia which he has billed As Canadas Anglo polish

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