Leadership

The WATCH DESK

Issue 10 and Volume 107.

The WATCH DESK Overhauling the firemanic news of the day Who Said It’s a Man’s World? Down Scituate, Rhode Island-way, Mrs. Fred S. Picket pretty nearly astonished a motorist off his rocker last July. “There’s a fire down the road— call the fire department!” the motorist yelled at Mrs. Picket. “You’re talking to one-third of the fire department right now,” responded Mrs. Picket. Mrs. Picket (who incidentally drives the fire truck), telephoned Mrs. Earl Colvin (who handles the hose—er, fire hose, that is), to sound the alarm, and by the time she got to the fire station, Mrs. Walter Johnson (she’s the “caretaker” of the pump) had the doors open. And a-w-a-a-a-a-y we go-o-o-o-o! Out rolled the Pottesville, R. I., Fire Department to fight a brush fire. “Mebbe they think it’s a joke,” opined Mrs. Picket, “but it isn’t. What with all the men commuting to work, there’s no one…

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