Leadership

The WATCH DESK

Issue 3 and Volume 97.

The WATCH DESK Our inquiring reporter overhauls the firemanic news of the day “What Goes on Here!” Comes a postcard from Chief W. A. McDonnell, St. Louis (Mo.) F. D. which bears a clipping entitled “True Story” and which we quote “as is”: Jim Dawson, Fire Chief of Floral Park, Long Island, was consuming a dish of spaghetti one night recently when the door bell rang. Mrs. Dawson answered and admitted a nervous-looking man who said to the chief: “I have a personal request to make.” Mrs. Dawson left the room, and while the spaghetti got cold, the stranger said: “I have a beautiful Dalmatian by the name of Margaret. I would very much like to know if you would introduce her to your fire dog.” The man coughed a few times and left Jim his telephone number. The fire chief is thinking it over.” Apologies to Brother Hardy! Another…

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