Issue 17 and Volume 81.

FALSE ALARMS —Drawing by “Art” Espey AN OLD SHOW This is an age of efficiency. It has even affected the type of person that generally leans over the rail to watch an electric drill at work. One day smoke appeared in the sky. There was the noise of approaching fire apparatus. “Oh dear,” said the man, “I hope that it is not the big building on the corner again. It’s twice that I’ve seen that building on fire.” The modern equivalent of locking the barn door after the horse has been stolen is blowing out the match after the gas tank has blown up. HE MEANT WELL A more or less shiftless resident of the section had the job of tending the furnace at the fire station, and doing other odd jobs about the building to occupy his time. One day he went up to the chief and gave some…

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