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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 December

Virginia Republican Leaders Conclude Committee Meeting in Staunton, Va.; One-Story House Damaged by Fire and Overheated Stove Causes House Fire in Roanoke, Va.; House Destroyed by Oil Stove Explosion in Martinsville, Va.; Grocery Store Owner Donates Food and Clothes to Mining Families in Wise County, Va.

Digital Collection

The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Run Time
2 min., 49 sec.
Patronage Committee members at the Virginia Republican State Central Committee meeting in Staunton privately discuss recommendations for federal judgeship candidates. Roanoke firefighters try to put out a fire in a one-story house, then they attempt to extinguish a different house fire started in a second-story bedroom by an overheated stove. Martinsville firefighters attempt to put out the flames of a house fire but are unable to stop it from burning down completely. Grocery store owner Ralph Campbell and a young boy pack boxes of canned goods and clothes to deliver to unemployed miners and their families in Derby (Wise County, Va.)
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