With the Editor

Issue 3 and Volume 97.

With the Editor Fire Alarm Improvements There has been little opportunity to make fire alarm improvements during the past year, for munitions manufacture has required every pound of critical metals available, and war industries have kept wire and cable manufacturers operating at peak capacity to supply military and naval needs alone. Since the first of this year a gradual improvement in the situation has been taking place. Today manufacturers of fire alarm equipment report no serious difficulty in obtaining all the materials they need for building fire alarm boxes and other items of equipment. While there is still a serious shortage of wire and cable, the War Production Board has agreed to approve requests for priorities for cable and wire to make extensions of existing systems, especially in critical areas. Priority approval can be secured today for fire alarm boxes needed to replace unserviceable ones, or for additional boxes, when…

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