Issue 12 and Volume 97.

THE WATCH DESK Our inquiring reporter overhauls the firemanic news of the day Sponged—but Not Pressed? Tom Magner sent in the ironical bit about the hard luck that happened to Fire Chief Joe Tracy, Norwich (Ct.)— Fire caused by a short circuit in a drying and cleaning establishment did $7,000 damage. But that’s only part of the story. When Chief Tracy and his men were “overhauling” after the blaze, one of the Norwich firemen tapped the chief on the shoulder and pointed to a table over in one corner. “Looks just like one of your suits, boss,” he said. The chief looked the burned garment over. Sho’ nuff, it was his! Along, with a top coat it was “kaput.” He’d left the garments at the cleaners only a short time before the fire broke out. Fire Dog Rides the Smoker No, this yarn isn’t about a new truck —or a…

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