Business: Municipal Beggary

Warren, Ohio, grimy steel mill town on the muddy Mahoning River, 20 miles from Youngstown, last week went begging for enough money to buy two tires for the single fire department truck it can afford to keep available.

For two months this city of 40,000 has paid neither its policemen nor its firemen. Last week the local council decided to close one of the two fire stations. Public spirited citizens, who realize that most of the business section is of old, highly inflammable construction deemed good enough for the trade of immigrant steel workers,...

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