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NINE FIREMEN HURT
IN G STREET BLAZE
Entire Block Threatened by
by SIOO,OOO Fire—Store
Destroyed.
Kight of the nine firemen injured
yesterday in fighting (lie fire which
destroyed the throe-story building at
1210 G street, occupied by Harry C.
Groves, Inc., phonograph dealers, se
riously damaged adjoining buildings
and for awl ilo threatened the entire
business block 1 iw< < n Twelfth, Thir
teenth, G and F stnets. were still
confined in Fincrgeney Hospital to
day. While the condition of at least
two of the men is reported as serious,
all are expected to recover.
The injured are:
Pvt. William A. White, Xo. 12 En
gine Company.
Lieut. I. tv. Luskey. Xo. 2.
Sergt. Linton T. West. Xo. 2.
I’vt. Ravmond C. Roberts, Xo 2. !
■Pvt. Richard Ross, No. 2,
Pvt. J. S. Henning. Xo. 2.
Pvt. William K. lientha 1. Xo. 2. ;
- Pvt. Harry Thrasher, colored. Xo. 4. i
P\ t. Douglas Lommnns, Xo. 3.
Pvt. Lemmons, who was treated at ■
the hospital for slight cuts about the j
hands, was discharged, lie resides at ;
610 D street southeast.
Fire Department officials nr- inves- j
t (gating the lire, tite cause of which)
was unknown today, and the most ;
• onservative estimate hy Fire Marshal ;
Seib places the loss between SIOO,OOO j
and $150,000. Most of the loss, it was'
said, is covered by insurance. The j
blaze originated in the basement.
" Have Narrow Escapes.
Heroism and narrow escapes from
death featured the part of the firemen, i
whose efforts confined the spread of
lumps to she adjoining building at !
1212 G street, occupied by the Standard i
Engraving Co. and the Xational Photo ;
<o. Both buildings are owned by j
Denrv Wesliheimer of Baltimore, 1210
being valued at $50,000 and 1212 at
560.000.
Five alarms were sounded, calling |
out 27 fire companies and the water
lower, before the flames were finally
subdued. President Coolidge, return- i
ing to the White House from the)
morning church services at the Metro- ;
politan Theater, ordered his chauffeur!
to slow down while passing the scene !
of the fire. A great crowd had con-j
gregated about, the block as the fire- :
men stretched nearly four miles of!
liose. Police had great difficulty it) j
■ : ng many of them back of the fire j
lines.
une of the stories of heroism was j
associated with William White, SI !
years old, of 4203 Illinois avenue, j
driver of Xo. 14 Engine Company, and i
his brother, Richard White, to
Deputy Battalion Chief Kelliher. Wil
liam White was fighting the flames at
1212 G street, which threatened to
spread through the roof to an adjoin
ing building occupied by Dulin & Mar
tin Co. He was with another uniden
tified fireman on the fourth floor. As
they approached the elevator, the
other man called out to White,
’ Don't go forward, there's an elevator
shaft!” White failed to heed the
warning as the man clutched at him.
Missing White,, his companion grab
bed the cable, swinging himself free
after suspending for a moment over
the open shaft.
Hears Brother’s t ry.
Richard White heard his brother
cry and turned liis flashlight into*
the shaft. Seeing the cable, he leaped
from the fourth floor guard rail, seiz
ed the cable and slid down through
the smoke to the basement. There he
found his brother seriously injured.
William White, when taken to Emer-
SPECIAL NOTICES, ~~
OFFICE OF THE FIREMEN’S INSURANCE
Company of Washington and Georgetown,
Seventh street and Louisiana avenue north
west. The stockholders of the Firemen's
Insurance Company of Washington and
Georgetown will meet at the office on MON
DAY. January 3, 11*27. for the purpose of
electing thirteen directors for the ensuing
year. Polls open from 12 am. to 12 noon.
ALBERT W. HOWARD. Secretary.
CHRISTMAS CARDS. j;Y YOUNG INVALID:
beautiful boxes. 21 assorted, with envelopes.
only $L North 1890-W 1420 K. Apt. 1. *
3 WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BILLS
unless contracted by myself personally.
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CAS RANGES REPAIRED. “BOWERS.”
rear 61ti H st. n.w. Phone Main 7004. [
Shop hours. 8 to 10 a.in. Drop postal. 20* !
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CAJUN COMPANY 300 33th st. n.w.
COME OUT TO BROWNS GROVE—GET
your holly, by golly—Christmas trees and
wremits: 5 miles from District line on Wash
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WANTED. TO HAUL FULL OR PART LOAD
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DELIVERY ASSN.. INC.. 1317 N. Y. AVE.
MAIN 14(50. LOCAL MOVING ALSO. •
THE NEXT EXAMINATION FOR CANDl
dates for license to practice medicine and
surgery in the District of Columbia will tie
held in Washington, beginning January 11,
3 927. For information, address Secretary,
Board of Medical Supervisors. Suite 3 10.
1801 Eye st. n.w.. Washington. D. C.
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE Stock
holders of the American Building Association
will be held at the office of the association,
300 B st. s.e.. Washington, I) C , on
Thursday. January 0. 1927. between tin
tours of 2 and 7 o’clock pan. for the elec
tion of officers and directors for the ensuing
year and for the transaction of such busi
ness as mav nrojierly come la-fore the meet
ing. CH \RLKS If. KINDLE. S.-<-rotary
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SHAKE
holders of the Departmental Bank will he
held at its banking house in Washington,
J» C.. on Tuesday. January 11, 1927. at 10
o'clock a.in, tor the election of directors
for the ensuing year and for such other busi
ness as may properly come before said meet
ing.
J. T. EXNICIOS. President.
L. A ROSA FY Secretary
Notice 'is hereby given that the
annual meeting ol the shareholders of the
Jiiggs National Bank, of Washington. l» <
lor the election of directors and the trails- 3
action of such other business as rut, come '
before the meeting will be held at tii
banking house, 1503 Pa. at, n.w on ■
Tuesday, January 11. 1927. The polls’ will
remain open from 11 o'clock am. until ]2 !
o'clock noon
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The annual meeting of the stockholders
fit the National Tribune Company will be
held at the t.fflce ‘if the company. 42 44 G
M n e.. Washington. D. on Thurst.a.v
January 0. 1927, at 4 p.fn.. for the , c’,-.
non of trustees for the ensuing j-ear an,l
Sor the transaction of such other business
as may legally come liefor - t.
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SPECTACULAR BLAZE HITS DOWNTOWN DISTRICT. j
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Above—-Firemen pouring water into Idings on <» street swept l>.v early m i ning Are yesterday. ~ i
Lower —left to right—William White, one of the injured, who was rescued from the bottom of a four-story;
| shaft by Ills brother, Richard E. White (center); Lieut. G. W. Luskey, also injured. j
gency Hospital, was found to have'
sustained two fractures of the right
leg, several fractured ribs on the right
side and internal injuries.
Mix of the liremen of Engine Com
pany No. 2. the first to reach the
scene, were thrown through the front
entrance of 1210 G street, when trap
ped by a back blast. The explosion
wiped out Lieut. G. W. Luskey’s
command. The men had crashed
through the front entrance of the
building and were trying to drag a
hose line through when the back
blast struck them. Lieut. Luskey
was struck by a Hying piece of glass,
cutting a 4-inch gash in his neck and
nearly severing the jugular vein.
Others of the squad injured were
Sergt. West and Privates Roberts,
Benthal, Boss and Henning. Roberts’
hands were burned, but at the hos
pital today' it was reported skin
grafting would be necessary. Sergt.
West’s eyes were seriously injured,
i 1-Ie will not lose his sight, however, it
was reported later. The others re
ceived cuts about the face, hands and
head. ,
A call for physicians brought to the
si-ene Drs. Janies Kilroy, William
Brandenberg, Daniel Borden and Wil
liam Marbury. police and fire sur
geons; Drs. Charles Stanley White,
John H. Lyons and Archie L. Rid
dick. The injured men were taken
to Emergency Hospital and treated
! by Dr. 1 toward L. Smith of the hos
j pital staff.
Flames Spread Rapidly.
! The building at 1210 G street was
I practically destroyed. The first floor
! was occupied by Harry C. Groves,
Inc., who has taken temporary quar
ters at the Homer L. Kitt Piano Co.,
1330 G street. The second floor was
occupied by the B & B Barber Supply
Co., D. J. Grillo, manager. Mr.
Groves is treasurer of the firm. The
third floor was occupied by the Fleet
Photo Service Co. Mr. Groves esti
! mated damage to the first floor and
stock at $30,000. He placed the esti
mated loss to the.B & B Co. at SIO,OOO.
While the loss to the Fleet Photo Co.
was undetermined, it was believed to
be about $15,000, bringing the total
for the building to about $55,000.
Practically all is covered by insur
ance.
Before firemen could control the
flames in this building they swept
next door to 1212 G street. Eire
Marshall Seibert estimated the loss
at that building at about $50,000,
BOOKS BOUGHT
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THE EVENING HTML WASHINGTON; D. MONDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1926.
though the flooring was not burned
through. Managers of the Standard
Engraving Co. and the National
Photo Co., occupants, had not estim
ated their loss early today. All the
stock, except chemicals stored in con
tainers, was destroyed.
The Capital Fur Shop, at 1208 G
street, suffered about $30,000 loss.
The basement, where valuable furs
were stored, was flooded with water.
The loss is only partially covered by
insurance. The Rosedere Shop, at 1200,
sustained a slight loss from water
and smoke.
Other Stores Damaged.
Several thousands of dollars loss
to stock was reported by the Reeves
confectionery store, which also has a
store at 1209 G street. The Rizik
Gown Shop, at 1213 F street, also suf
sered a slight loss, so slight, however,
that the manager said it did not mat
ter. Dulin & Martin, though next
door to No. 1212, suffered no damage,
it was reported.
Great sheets of ice coated the fire
men as they fought the flames, great
ly handicapping their work. Chief
George B. Watson and Deputy Chief
Andrew J. Sullivan declared the fire
one of the most stubborn they had
fought in years. Chief of Police Ed
win B. Hesse and Police Commissioner
Dougherty were at. the scene early.
The latter visited the injured firemen
at the hospital.
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) Saturday night somebody entered
5 her room and took SO2 from her
stocking, she told the police. She
| discovered the loss when she awoke
' yesterday.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
1). C’. Congress of Parent-Teacher
| Associations will meet tomorrow, 1:30 :
p.m., at the Arlington Hotel.
The lowa Circle C itizens’ Associa
i tion will meet December 28 at the j
: residence of H. M. Fulton. 1500 Thir-
S teenth street. Members and friends
| invited.
The Hpiscopal Young I’eoplr’s So
■ ciety of St. Paul's parish will have a
! ("hirstmas dance Thursday, 8:30 pan.,
| in the parish hall
! The Mount Pleasant W. ('. T. I .
\ will meet tomorrow. 2 pan., in the
Friends’ Ghureh, Thirteenth and Irv
! ing streets. Mrs. David \Y. I aim will
j speak on our “Responsibility for t
j World Peace.” \
The (dlumb|n Historical Society
' will meet in the Cosmos Club as
! semblv ball tomorrow, 8:15 p.m. Miss j
| Myra L». Spaulding will continue part j
S three of “Dueling in the District.”
The Bishop of Washington will visit
| Grace Church, Woodside, tomorrow
! at 8 pan. to administer tin* rite of I
) confirmation on a large class pre- I
{ pared by the rector. Rev. Clyde |
] Drown.
; The Home for W idows and Orphans
i for C. S. W. V. Association will meet j
i Wednesday, S pan., in Grand Army l
: Hall.
j Burnside Post, («. A. K., will meet
I tomorrow, 2 p.m., at Grand Army j
i Hall.
The Business Women’s Council will
i meet tomorrow at the Church of the
j Covenant. Mrs. Kelden Spencer will '
i lead the Bible class from 6:45 to 7:15.
' followed by H. X. Wheeler, who will
speak of “The Lure of the Forest.”
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This statement is contained in a letter just received
from the Ford Motor Company, which further reads
in part:
“In case you or your salesmen feel hesitant about
forcefully denying all rumors of a ‘new’ car caused by
unauthorized and unfounded newspaper, magazine and
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propaganda, we call attention to the emphatic statement
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“What stronger denial can be made? What further
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FIVE DAYS REMAIN
FOR SALE OF SEALS
Christmas Drive for Funds by
Tuberculosis Association Still
Short of Desired Quota.
The Christmas seal sale of the
Washington Tuberculosis Associa
tion was still 1,250,000 short of the
4,000,000 objective at noon today.
This must be
■ overcome in the ]
next five days to ■
assure adequate
financing of the
activities of the
association for
the next year,
when highly im
portant work is ;
planned with the
One of the oh- j
jeetives of next ;
year's program, it was said today, is j
i to urge on Congress the necessity!
of more school examiners and nurses.
It can l>e shown, officers of the as
sociation say. that Washington is be
hind many other cities of its class in
■ this respect.
This activity lias been indorsed by
the District health officer, the Mon
thly Evening Club, the Council of So
' cial Agencies and other civic bodies.
$250,000 Fire in Kalamazoo.
KADAMAZOO, Mich., December 20
| (A*). —Fire whirl) broke out in the
i business section here yesterday was
brought under control after doing
i damage estimated at $250,000. The
j Alex Vellman Department Store was
! destroyed and adjacent buildings were
damaged by smoke and water.
Food imports of France are now
greater than before the war.
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