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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 7, July 1973 - File 016. 1973-07. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2967/show/2961.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 7, July 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date July 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript Confusion seemed to reign,! yet tightly woven into the mesh I of Helter-skelter was a delicate! pattern — a pattern of doctors; and nurses racing against time to save the lives of fifteen victims whose injuries ranged from broken fingers to multiple fractures and third degree burns. j Nurses divided themselves into teams. Some gathered: blood, others tried to get names! from those who could talk, and still others checked for vital: jsigns of life. Once every few minutes a nurse or e doctor went out into the main hallway, where other patients from other "less important" accidents patiently awaited treatment. ; One victim, who was able to j move about somewhat freely i and talk, asked for assistance in making a telephone call. His fin-1 "Naturally, everybody pan-: icked. They ran to the windows.* My God, I'm so lucky I was the I first one out. But it was terrible! There were steel bars on) the windows and nobody could get through!" He began to sob again. "My best friend was upstairs on the third floor and I haven't heard from him or seen him. yet!" THE ALL NEW k ^ slips 200' Color Film $16.50 ea. WITH THIS AD BELLAIRE NEWS 5807 Bellaire 665-9711 LARGEST ADULT SECTION IN HOUSTON OUT OF TOWN PAPERS OVER 2000 PUBLICATIONS DISPLAYED DISCOUNT NEWS 609 LaBranch Downtown at-TEXAS (across from Greyhound Bus) ..26-8852 OPEN TILL 1 A.M. FEATURING BOOTH TYPE MOVIE ARCADE MACHINES WITH 24 INCH SCREENS Arson Possibility Is Raised By JOHN LaPLACE and ED ^NDERSON At legst 29 persons were; killed and 15 others in-.. jured—six seriously—when;1, ■ 'a flash fire swept through;V: a three-story building hous-%f. ing three bars and some' ;. ■■ apartments in the 100 block ■ of Chartres Street Sunday;^ night, $& The dead were either |g killed in the blaze or were | manned in the chaos to j escape the searing flames ::.' which destroyed the secondhand third floors of the building. New Orleans Fire De-'P partment Supt. William Me-''- Crossen called the holocaust "certainly as far as.- the death toll goes, one of;.. the worst fires in the his-.-,- tory of New Orleans." E Police were investigating^ a report of a fire-bombing |. at the Upstairs, 604 Iber-ii ville, one of the three bars f. Dk ..,.„„ ,___, , . „ _ D1 „ ,„ housed in the building lo-:; —Photo by Ronald LeBoeuf of the Times-Picayune sfa » f HORRIFIED Lindy Quinton of Houston, Tex., tells firemei.cated at the intersection of f; at Chartres Street fire, "My friends are up there." Quratoi|Iberville and Chartres '. said he and a group of friends were around a piano in tm Streets. Upstairs Bar when they heard a big boom and the firi A m™ allegedly was swept over them. Mo re N ew Orleans Fire being questioned in con- j nection with the incident shortly after the fire was placed under control. Witnesses at the scene said the man being questioned allegedly was ejected from the Upstairs Bar shortly before t* fire hroke out, A security guard at the Marriott Hotel—located across the street from the building—said he heard a hotel guest wanted to burn down the Jemani Bar. No Stranger to New Orleans ) 0 - i 141 Chartres St., another par! of the building involved in the The other bar located in thrt .building was LaNormandie Bar, ' 139 Chartres St. Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Carl Rabin, who was at the scene, said: "It looked like ail the people tried to get to the windows facing Chartres Straex . . It was a mass death. "Sorr'e of them were burned to '.'.rrbone ... It lookee" like mass hysteria ... A mass ■■': Inside the building, Rabin'said the scene was "sickening." He added: "They were just piled up. People in a mass . . one fails, then another falls . . . It's just a mass of death." The names of the dead were not immediately available. Firemen and police, as well as rescue workers, toiled into the night in the eerie shadow of kleig lights to remove the bodies from the building. Page i„
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