Gold Ax Stolen
Out in Los Angeles, Cal., they think a great deal of Chief Ralph Scott. In fact the Boyle Heights Improvement Association thinks so much of the chief that they ordered a gold ax, valued at $200,to be presented as a token of appreciation.
And Chief Scott, as prominent as he is, is just like one of the ordinary fellows. He know he had to make a speech and so he wrote out a nice little address so that he. could memorize it before the ax was formally presented. Memorizing a speech is harder than fighting fires.
A gold ax is an uncommon thing. It was placed on display in a window of a music store. But some thief smashed the window and stole the ax. And all the study and hard work on the part of Chief Scott in memorizing the speech has been wasted.