Leadership

The WATCH DESK

Issue 6 and Volume 89.

The WATCH DESK Our inquiring reporter overhauls the firemanic news of the day. General Alarm Gets Quorum—And $3,600 for F. D. Two attempts to hold meeting in Falmouth (Mass.) failed for lack of quorum. Looked like pure democracy of New England town meeting was in peril of obsolescence. But Fire Chief met emergency by sounding general alarm. Every voter not brought out by alarm was telephoned. By 9:10, with 209 voters present, meeting approved unanimously an appropriation of $3,600 for the F.D. Chief says it was a reward of merit. Nude Departure in Fire Fighting According to H. A. Howser, Bronxville (N. Y.), fireman of Kittery Point (Me.), fired with excitement, hustled to help extinguish flames in carpenter shop. Blaze quelled, he felt a draft. Investigation showed he wore only his B.V.D’s! Reported he went home in a barrel. Tractors to the Rescue Lightning hit farm home of Miss Alice…

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