Issue 6 and Volume 82.

WITH THE EDITOR Lessons of the Automobile Tent Fire The fire which occurred in the Los Angeles Automobile Show, housed in tents and surrounded with all the accessories to a mammoth blaze, should bring home to those connected with the business of exhibiting autos, or any other product, for the matter of that, several important lessons. Certainly, the show as staged in Los Angeles could not have had a better setting for the formation of a huge bonfire. The inflammable canvas, the flimsy booth fixtures, the gasoline filled tanks of the autos, all merely awaited the careless smoker who never should have been allowed within such hazardous precincts. But, to cap the climax, and complete the realistic picture was the fact that the smoker stood in close proximity—close enough to ignite the dangerous substance—of an inflammable cabin covering to an airplane, ignorant of or indifferent to the danger such an…

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