With the Editor

Issue 1 and Volume 99.

With the Editor Fire Departments Undermanned In New York City, a crime wave of serious proportions has called attention to shortage of personnel in the Police Department. Crime waves follow a war. That was the experience twenty-five years ago. with its gang wars, robberies and murders. Today, history promises to repeat itself. One cause of the trouble is said to be lack of adequate police strength. Mayor O’Dwyer, and the new police commissioner, Arthur W. Wallander, are figuring on an ultimate force of 25,000 men, or approximately 11,000 more than the present number. From the publicity given the upswing in crime it looks like the city will get its additional personnel. Meantime, little or nothing is being said for the city’s fire force. Although of equal importance to the present status of the police department in protecting the world’s greatest city, according to President Crane of the Uniformed Firemen’s Association,…

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