Leadership

The WATCH DESK

Issue 5 and Volume 89.

The WATCH DESK Our inquiring reporter overhauls the firemanic news of the day. No Kidding About Kansas Justice Eldon King, aged 22, pleaded guilty to charge of second degree murder in connection with fire at Baldwin (Kan.) in which two women perished. King, former Baker University student, signed confession admitting starting fire to collect $1,100 insurance to buy meat market. His 47-year old mother-inlaw, Mrs. Wiley Hausam and her mother, Mrs. Sarah Kline, aged 71, perished. King was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Such examples as this were said to have reduced the arson losses in Kansas considerably! Smoking Sparrow Sets Blaze An English sparrow picked up lighted cigarette and flew with it to its tinderlike nest in eaves of First Methodist Church Building, Ocala (Fla.). Result was a fire, which firemen quickly controlled. Only damage was hole chopped in roof—and sparrow’s home. No one knows what happened to…

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