Leadership

The WATCH DESK

Issue 7 and Volume 92.

The WATCH DESK Our inquiring reporter overhauls the firemanic news of the day “Ripleys’ ” From White Plains (N. Y.) A Westchester County newslueth sends two items, (1) about rocks thrown by small boys in a lot in White Plains, starting a grass fire. Seems that sparks, resulting from contact of the stones on the rock, touched off dried leaves. Fire spread, necessitating calling of firemen. (2) Within a few hours of this alarm, the Braves were called to a home in the same city, where fire was discovered between partitions. Investigation developed fact that fire was in a rat’s nest and was caused either by rodents chewing on wiring, or heads of kitchen matches. Losses in both cases, negligible. Bad Aim Proves Lucky The forthright action of a citizen of Upper Darby (Pa.) might have had dire consequences, but for his poor aim. Espying a fire in a transformer…

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