Issue 12 and Volume 83.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems JUST about this time of the year when the country is attractive with trees decorated with cool, green leaves, when gardens and farms commence to show rows of sturdy vegetables and the great outdoors beckons, the city dweller envies the rural resident. For those away from the confines of the city are free from congested areas and free from the hard pavements, but they are, in many cases, also free from the benefits of organized fire protection. In many of the rural and farming communities, the residents depend upon the nearest city for assistance in case of fire. While in dollars and cents, this practice is not sound, it is continued because of the willingness on the part of the city to be neighborly and to help another community should it be visited by misfortune. However,…

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