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June 14, 1973 - Image 8

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Page Eight


Thursday, Junte 14, 1973

Ink ant blaze
leaves 2 Philly
firemen dead

jor portion of downtown Philadel-
phia was cordoned off and evac-
uated yesterday in the wake of an
explosion and blaze which left
two firemen dead.
The fire broke out Tuesday
night at a printers ink plant. It
engulfed two plant buildings,
spread to a five-story furniture
warehouse and threatened a row
of houses before being brought
under -control early today.
ERT MALLEY died beneath the
rubble of a cement block wall
that was blown out as firemen
tried to gain access to the blaze
in the building housing the Fred-
erick Levey division of Cities
Service Co.
"There was no door and they
were trying to breach. the wall'
fire commissioner Joseph Rizzo
said. "The men were in a nar-
row street, and when they did
breach the wall, it gave the fire
air ...eand it blew the wall out."
Several firemen were hit by
the rubble. Three of the injur-
ed were firemen who were listed
in serious or critical condition in

FIRE-GUTTED HOMES stand across the street from the still-smoldering hulk of an ink plant which
became a tomb for two Philadelphia firemen early yesterday morning. The blaze broke out late
Tuesday night forcing the evacuation of a large portion of downtown Philadelphia.



city hospitals today. A policeman
was also injured.
OFFICIALS SAID the collapsed
wall was part of a newly con-
structed three-story annex to the
main plant. It was on the first
story of the annex where the fire
reportedly began.
The blaze quickly spread to the
main five-story building, and
within an hour flames were leap-
ing several hundred feet in the
air, shooting through a massive
cloud of black smoke.
The plant uses various oils, sol-
vents and varnishes in the pro-
duction of printers ink, and most
of the substances are highly
flammable. But plant Superinten-
dent W. R. Hoster said the build-
ing "was supposed to be explo-
HOSTER SAID "nobody knows"
how the fire began. He said em-
ployes in the building at the time
were safely evacuated.
Ford recalls
Pintos and
light trucks
DETROIT (UPI) - Ford Mo-
tor Co. announced yesterday it is
recalling more than 12,000 1973-
model Fords, Pintos, and light
trucks for replacement of pos-
sibly defective seat belt attach-
ing bolts.
Ford's Customer Service Divi-
sion said laboratory tests showed
that some of the bolts could
"fracture," rendering the seat
belts ineffective. However, no
such occurences have been re-
ported by vehicle owners, the di-
vision said.
Of the 12,089 vehicles involved,
11,232 were built at two East
Coast assembly plants between
April 16 and April 25 and most
were sold by dealers "east of the
Mississippi," a division spokes-
man said.
A total of 720 vehicles were
sold in Canada and 137 in Ford
export markets

Th is is Newsprint.

Harmlesslooingisn' it

All by itself, this innocuous square of paper hardly
ems important. But every week about 170,000
ounds of newsprint comes into Ann Arbor as news-
papers or to be made into newspapers. Well-packed,
that would make a square pile 20 feet on a side and
10 feet tall, solid newsprint. After the news is read,
the paper is buried and both are forgotten. But the
pile of old newsprint will grow until it no longer con
be ignored.

Fortunately, there is a solution. Old newsprint can
be recycled and made into paper products, thus
-sparing the landscape and trees that would other-
wise have been cut. In Ann Arbor the Ecology
Center has a recycling station on South Industrial
Highway, off Stadium, just south of the Coca-Cola
bottlers. It's open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednes-
day thru Saturday.

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