Quillie Addison, 36, janitor, saved William Z. Kemp, 61, warden, from burning, Sylvania, Georgia, October 17, 1929. Kemp was in his bedroom in his home at night when fire was discovered in the ceiling of a hall that extended through the center of the house. Doors in both ends of the hall were open, and the flames spread quickly. Kemp tried to break a screen that covered a window of his room. When flames were sweeping almost the length of the upper half of the hall and other persons feared to go to the aid of Kemp, Addison crawled on his hands and knees for 20 feet to the door of Kemp’s room. Smoke and heat were in the room. Carrying a mattress between them and the heaviest flames, Kemp and Addison hurried through the hall. Within a few feet of the outside door the mattress caught fire, and both let go of it. Kemp, partly supported by Addison, was then led out of the house. Kemp and Addison sustained first-degree burns but recovered in a week.
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