Los Angeles Bans Football

Issue 6 and Volume 84.

Los Angeles Bans Football Fire Departments along the Pacific Coast were greatly surprised at the announcement that the Los Angeles Fire Department will discontinue football as an extra departmental activity. The sport was started in the Department five years ago in the hopes that it would be the means of raising funds for the Los Angeles Fire Department Band. Orchestra, Emergency Fund and the Needy Widows’ and Orphans’ Fund. After considerable work in developing a tearn the department’s athletic association has concluded that it impossible to make this activity show a profit. According to a resolution drafted by the Board of Directors of the association, “the public has proven beyond a doubt that they have no special interest in football other than as a college sport, as shown by our box office receipts.”

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