Ol Chiz interviewed late 1950's, first page

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FORT my-eelf anti-Communism Homesteads on New Highway 01' Chiz Pioneer 01 Chix Rivers takes Pre-Dawn Pre-Dawn Pre-Dawn Blast Rips Apartment, 26 Feared Dead Two Buildings Torn Asunder, Cars Tumbled DORTMUND. Germany, Dec. 13 (.P) A predawn explosion destroyed two apartment houses here today and police said 26 per sons are believed to have perish' ed. , There were only eight surviv-ors surviv-ors surviv-ors of the disaster, which re duced two four-story four-story four-story buildings to rubble and made the suburb of Aplerbeck look as if it had been hit by a bombing raid. Seven badly burned persons were in hospitals and one woman suffering from shock was with relatives. Three persons who escaped escaped the burning buildings died later. . 17 Buried Alive ' Late tonight hundreds of rescue rescue workers were digging under the glare of searchlights in the still smoldering wreckage for bodies of 17 persons believed still buried. Police said there was no hope of finding anyone alive. They first estimated there were about 50 persons in the building, but after checking and questioning neighbors they said there were 35 residents registered registered and one known visitor. Two children now orphaned were known bo be away visiting relatives. relatives. Six bodies had been recovered by 7:30 p.m. Police blamed the 3:12 a.m. explosion explosion on a leaking gas pipe but a director of the local gas works denied there were any defective defective pipes in the area. Cars Overturned Parked cars were overturned, telephone lines were broken, shop windows were smashed and ceilings ceilings of apartments fell within a 400-yard 400-yard 400-yard circle of the disaster scene. About 200 persons in the neighborhood were made homeless. homeless. - Retains Standing it easy in his Jeep. By RITE DAUGHTREY, NAPLES, Dec. 13 - The first settler on the new Naples-Immoka-lee Naples-Immoka-lee Naples-Immoka-lee Naples-Immoka-lee Naples-Immoka-lee highway is Old Chiz, determined determined to keep his record as Naples' leading pioneer although now he shaves once a week and wears shoes on Sunday. Chiz, whose full name is Chis-holm Chis-holm Chis-holm Rivers, has moved out of the home where he pioneered the settling settling of North Naples onto a six-acre six-acre six-acre tract on the south side of the Naples-Immokalee Naples-Immokalee Naples-Immokalee highway two miles east of the Tamiami Trail. : Still making a business of drill ing water wells since he sold his "Old Chiz" bar on the Trail in North Naples, Chij plans a business business operation as well as a home at his new location. He has nearly completed a con crete block building for a sandwich sandwich shop the first structure fronting fronting directly on the new highway between Immokalee and Naples Park and plans to build a machine machine shop garage on adjoining frontage. Last Pioneering There is a cypress swamp between between the front and rear of the property and Chiz and his wife and 18-year-old 18-year-old 18-year-old 18-year-old 18-year-old son live in a temporary home in the rear. "I am going to build me a nice home and live out my days here," said Chiz, adding that this may be his last pioneering although he is only 52. He plans to lease the sandwich shop and will clear and beautify the cypress swamp with walkways for tourists. "I could see this was a coming area and bought this proprty before the new highway was opened two years ago," he said. "The Corkscrew Corkscrew Swamp Audubon sanctuary will attract a lot of visitors and the area will settle up fast." Lhiz said no bootlegging or gambling will be permitted at his new sandwich shop. "I got out of the bar business because paychecks needed by families families were being spent on liquor and gambling," he said. "I couldn't feel right about it." He said the machine shop garage would be for maintaining his well drilling machines and equipment he now has two (Continued no Tn t-A) t-A) t-A) Dec. 1959 just at United two-year Poland in session kita this on 24-nation 24-nation land the resign be F. wallet

Clipped from News-Press14 Dec 1959, MonPage 1

News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida)14 Dec 1959, MonPage 1
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