Issue 2 and Volume 87.

WHAT’S BURNING THE following list includes fires of $50,000 loss and over in the United States and Canada, for the month of January, 1934. These figures, compiled from the telegraphic reports are based on estimates made at the time, and are subject to later investigation and consequent revision. Taken as a whole, however, they are an approximately correct view of the losses incurred. The figures represent loss in thousands of dollars. William H. Knight, retired Captain of the Norfolk, Va., Fire Department, died, following a brief illness at a local hospital. He was eighty-four years old and had served the department for nearly fifty years. He retired ten years ago. One daughter, three sons and grandchildren survive. The City Council of Oakland, Cal., approved an ordinance providing for a two-platoon system. It replaces a similar ordinance which was ruled to be ineffective by the Superior Court although it was honored…

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