Issue 12 and Volume 108.

FIRE DEPARTMENT PROFITABLE TO MILITARY AIRCRAFT PLANT No Fire Losses for First Half of Current Year; Dept. Includes Both Volunteers and Paid Men IT was only 15 years ago that fields of cotton swayed in the prevailing south wind just west of Hensley Air Force Base, located in the outskirts of Dallas, Texas. The nearby city of Grand Prairie, now boasting a population of 30,000 persons, was a mere hamlet that served to slow the motorists’ speed to and from Dallas on the Fort Worth Pike. The city limit of Dallas, a metropolis of 600,000 whose population has almost doubled since 1935, still was several miles away. During the winter months, “blue northers” had a clean sweep across the cotton fields with only Hensley Air Force Base, today controlled by the Navy and more generally known as Dallas Nava! Air Station, to impede the chilling winds. In summer, grass fires…

Subscribe to unlock this content

Subscribe Now