With the Editor

Issue 3 and Volume 86.

With the Editor An Astounding Suggestion While industrial leaders and statesmen are considering legislation designed to establish a five day week in industry, officials in some cities are discussing the return to the single platoon in Fire Departments as a means of saving money. Paterson, N. J., is one of the latest municipalities to consider such a change. A local paper, which we assume reflects public sentiment to some degree, recently made the following comment on the proposition: “We have, time and again, called the Fire and Police Commission’s attention to the over-manned Fire Department, referring likewise to the two platoon system which ought to be abolished, thus relieving the payroll of 100 men and bringing down the cost of that one department at least $250,000. Now the taxpayers’ league, in part, upholds our contention, this being done after serious consideration of all the elements involved. “There is no doubt…

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