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February 12, 1954 - Image 8

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Michigan Daily, 1954-02-12

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1N, 195 '

1'AGE ETOITT TUE MICIIIGA~ flAILY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1954

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STORES

Post Guard
In Fire Area
(Continued from Page 1)
Inside the Campus Drug Store
where the blaze apparently be-
gan everything looked like a
gigantic rubbish heap. Beams
and wires smoldered. The soda-
fountain counter rested peace-
fully on top of seared stools.
. A rack of twenty-five cent pock-
et books stood askew in the middle
of the store with the pages of the
books curled.
Outside in the street walking
was treacherous. Pieces of glass
and ice littered the sidewalk.
Burnt toys lay amidst thermos
bottles and children's dolls
In the window of the Little
Skipper Toggery Shop a child
manikin stood covered with icicles
and another lay postrate in the
display. One of the owners of the
store grabbed a small handbag
from the arm of a burnt manikin
and carried it dazzeldly inside try-
ing to salvage the remains of her
merchandise.
THE BARBER SHOP two doors
down was left almost untouched.
Its owner was helping carry baby
clothes from the destroyed chil-
dren'r shop. He shrugged when
asked if he was being a "good
neighbor" and went on aiding his
fellow merhants.
The manikins in Marti Walk-
er's women's shop around the
corner stood gauntly in the
charred remains. Water soaked
clothes still hung on their racks.
In the late afternoon the enclos-
ed streets were opened to traffic
and the windows of the shops
boarded up. Cars rolled slowly
down State during the early eve-
ning hours.
And late last night two police-
men patrolled the area keeping on
the look-out for vandals.
Everything was ice then.

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THE FIGHT WAS ON... BUT PROPERTY DAMAGE WAS MORE THAN A
QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS

ANN ARBOR'S WORST FIRE SINCE HAVEN HALL WAS DESTROYED DEMANDED THE ATTENTION OF THE ENTIRE CITY
FIRE FIGHTING FORCE

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FIRE FIGHTING FROM THE AIR

THEY ALSO SERVE... A LUDICROUS TOUCH TO AN OTHERWISE GRIM DAY

DAILY PHOTO FEATURE
Pictures by
CHUCK KELSEY and DON CAMPBELL

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