A CROSS-WORD PUZZLE FOR FIRE PREVENTIONISTS

A CROSS-WORD PUZZLE FOR FIRE PREVENTIONISTS

An Admirable Way of Bringing Home the Teachings of Fire Prevention By Means of the Prevailing Craze

UTILIZING the universal craze for solving the “Cross word Puzzle” the National Board of Fire Underwriters has combined profit with pleasure and issued the following cross word diagram. Besides passing away some pleasant moments, and increasing the vocabulary, it will incidentally drive home some important lessons in Fire Prevention for the persons attempting its solution. Try it on some of those whom you wish to impress with the necessity for carefulness in the matter of fire loss. Extra copies cf this puzzle may be obtained from The National Board.

HORIZONTAL

1—The reverse of pots.

5—The preventable cause of a half billion dollars’ yearly waste.

9—Prudence.

10—It “maketh a full man.”

14—A conjunction.

15—An exclamation (usually of approval).

16—What fire leaves.

17—Unless (Latin).

18—Behold.

19—Abbreviation of a flower-like feminine name.

20—Strengthen.

23—The opposite of thoughtlessness.

24—Conserve.

25—Animated existence.

VERTICAL

1—Thus.

2—Stepped.

3—A type style frequently used for calling cards. (Abbr.)

4—The first initials of the man who said ‘‘There’s one born every minute.”

5—Comes after “Fe, Fi,” in the nursery rhyme.

6—The first and last letters of an informal note of indebtedness.

7—The present tense of R. G. Dun.

8—A short interrogatory.

10—Mistake.

11—To link.

12—The comparative of “icy.”

13—Ingenuous.

21—A Biblical given name (male).

22—A character in music indicating pitch.

The solution to this puzzle will be published in next week’s issue.

Oklahoma Fire Chiefs’ Association Meetings—The Fire Chiefs’ Association of the State of Oklahoma held their regular quarterly meeting at Clinton, in that state on December 15. There was a good attendance of chiefs and several important fire-fighting matters were discussed. The next meeting of the association will be at Cushing on March 16. Alvin Gelbhar, chief of Cushing, is secretary.

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