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Narrowly Escape From M
Street Apartment—Another
Blaze on E Street.
Nine residents of a three-story
apartment building at 704 M street
N.W. narrowly escaped injury or pos
sible death shortly before last mid
night in a three-alarm fire which
spread rapidly through the hallways
and up the stairway, trapping them on
the upper floors.
. Only prompt rescue work by firemen
prevented casualties, the residents said.
The flames spread so swiftly that the
whole staircase was a roaring chim
ney when the first residents learned
of their peril.
Firemen raised ladders to the sec
> ond and third floors from the M street
sidewalk and assisted men, women and
children out of windows. Some of the
residents were helped down fire
> escapes.
Motor Cycle Policeman Injured.
The only casualty was Policeman
James W. Adams, 702 Quackenbos
street N.W., who was cut and bruised
when thrown from his motor cycle
at Ninth and O streets N.W. while
hurrying to the fire. He was treated
at Garfield Hospital.
The firemen had no sooner brought
the M street blaze under control than
they were called upon to turn out a
large amount of apparatus for a stub
born fire in a four-story building at
1105 E street. No one was in the
structure when the flames broke out.
, ^ hey apparently originated from an
oil stove in a studio on the second
floor.
Firemen said the M street blaze
was started by a furnace which had
been stoked because of the cold. When
residents were awakened by the smoke
and crackle of the flames shortly be
fore midnight, an alarm already had
been turned in by a passerby.
Louis Pollack and his wife, who
occupy a second-floor apartment, got
their sons, Melvin, 18. and Jerome,
12. out of bed and bundled coats about
them. The family then issued into
the hallway.
"The whole staircase and the halls
„ above and below were on fire,” Mrs.
Pollack said today. "The heat and
smoke were suffocating. Nobody could
have gotten through that fire and
down the steps.
"We ran back to our rooms and
closed the hall doorway. It was very
soon after that when firemen put a
ladder to the window and helped us
’ to the street.”
Others Make Escape.
On the third floor were Mrs. Annie
, Broverman and her daughter, Ruth,
11, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holtz
man and their daughter, Hilda, 20,
and Shirley. 11. All were assisted
down fire ladders.
The flames, smoke and water de
goods in a Peoples Drug Store in the
stroyed a large stock of Christmas
building. Several thousand dollars
worth of chemicals and other mer
chandise stored in the basement also
were destroyed.
The heat and fumes from the burn
ing chemicals all but overcame two
. firemen who had opened a sidewalk
trap door and descended to the lower
level. They were pulled to safety by
their comrades.
No estimate of the damage was
available today.
Wind Brought Danger.
A large amount of apparatus turned
out for the second fire because a high
wind threatened to carry the flames to
adjoining downtown buildings. Twenty
six pieces of apparatus jammed E
, street and spectators looked on from
the windows of nearby hotels.
Firemen were told that an employe
of a sign-painting studio on the second
floor had been working yesterday and
apparently left an oil stove burning.
Families Flee Midnight Fire
Part of a large stock of Christmas merchandise destroyed in the basement of a drug store
at 704 M street N.W. by a blaze which routed nine residents of the apartments above. Inset,
12-year-old Jerome Pollack, who went out a window to be helped down a fire ladder.
__ —Star Staff Photos.
The blaze spread swiftly to stores of
paint and oil.
The structure was occupied by the
Fidelity Mortgage & Investment Co.
and J. F. Crowell. Virtually the whole
interior of the building was destroyed.
Capt. J. W. Allen, No. 3 Engine Co.,
was slightly cut by flying gliss. He
declined hospital treatment, however.
In battling both blazes, firemen were
hampered by the coldest weather of
the season. Ice coated the nearby
streets and sidewalks as the water
from the hose spread around the burn
ing buildings.
Chevy Chase Fire.
A fire which started in the living
room drove Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Rob
bins, 4913 Chevy Chase boulevard,
Chevy Chase, Md., out into the frosty
morning air in their nightclothes at
5 o'clock this morning.
They had time only to gather a
few WTaps to protect themselves from
the near-freezing temperature as the
blaze, which apparently started near
the fireplace in a front room, filled
the house with smoke. The cause
of the fire was undetermined.
Neighbors awakened by the sound
of fire apparatus from Bethesda and
Chevy Chase offered Mr. and Mrs.
Robbins refuge from the season's first
cold wave. Damage was estimated
at between $1,500 and $1,800.
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ANNOUNCEMENT WAITED
ON SOFT COAL PRICES
Commission Members Express
Hope Minimum Sale Figure Soon
Will Be Available.
By the Associated Press.
Members of the National Bitumi
nous Coal Commission expressed hope
last night minimum prices for sale
of soft coal may be announced "some
time this week.'"
They previously had discussed two
possible dates for the completion of
the task of basing minimum prices
on production and distribution costs.
One tentative date was "about
Thanksgiving” the other December 1.
A general transfer of hundreds of
commission employes from the Wash
ington headquarter* to the field Satur
day night and yesterday gave concrete
evidence that the preliminary work
has been completed.
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New Motor Scooter.
Visitors to the World Fair at San
Francisco in 1939 will be able to ride
on motor glides, a newly-developed
motorized kiddie scooter.
BORAH IN BATTLE
WITH MAN ON BUS
Senator Grapples With Person He
Describes as Either Insanely
Drunk or Crazy.
By tht Associated Press.
Senator William E. Borah grappled
with a man he described as either
“Insanely drunk or crazy” In a Wash
ington bus Saturday night.
The scuffle occurred while the 72
year-old Idahoan was on his way from
the Capitol to his apartment. Senator
Borah said a stranger, who was
“vicious in his remarks," kept annoy
ing him and finally put his hands on
his shoulders.
"I said “take you hands off me,’"
the Senator recalled today. “The man
put his arm around my neck in such a
manner that he could have broken it.
I Jumped up, grabbed him by the
throat and shoved him back. He then
started at me in a furious manner. I
grabbed him by the throat again and
threw my full weight against him and
he fell back.”
The driver, hearing the commotion,
stopped the bus and put the man off.
Senator Borah said. He added he
planned to take no action.
"I have no idea who he was and he
probably did not know me,” the Sena
tor declared. “He acted as though
he thought I was somebody he knew,
possibly some one against whom he
had a grievance.”
■-•
Imports of Prance In the first nine
months of 1937 were nearly double
those of the like period of 1936.
HINTS HULL RESIGNATION
KNOXVILLE. Term., Nov 22 UP).—
The Knoxville Journal said yesterday
It Is rumored In political circles that
Secretary of State Cordell Hull “will
resign as Secretary to run for the
Senate again from his native State.”
The story also said Senator George
L. Berry had been mentioned for the
post of Secretary of Labor to succeed
Prances Perkins.
Both Mr. Hull and Mr. Berry “stren
uously denied" such rumors In Wash
ington, the paper said.
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