Leadership

The WATCH DESK

Issue 10 and Volume 108.

The WATCH DESK Overhauling the firemanic news of the day Bloomfield Brothers Get the Bird—by Bushels One might say this is a wing-ding of a yarn. Tennyrate, where there’s smoke, there’s birds, at least in Mrs. Mary Corcoran’s house, according to the Bloomfield, N. J. Fire Department. Not so long ago, Mrs. Corcoran was watering her lawn when children came running to tell her birds were going in her chimney. She went to take a look although she thought it was all a bit of juvenile jocularity. Mrs. Corcoran found a little smoke coming out of the chimney, but the air was filled with chimney swifts. “It was unbelievable,” she said, “they were all going down the chimney.” This business properly belonged to the fire department, she decided, and summoned the Brothers. By the time they arrived, she had quite an audience watching the strange phenomenon of the chimney-diving swifts.…

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