National Affairs: Firemen Into Police

Last week Cincinnati's City Manager Clarence O. Sherrill of Cincinnati waved his magic wand of efficiency and all city firemen found themselves invested with police powers. On a general police alarm they will issue from their firehouses and place their apparatus across 65 important street intersections, thus blocking all traffic and the escape of criminals.

City Manager Sherrill warned them against entering homes as firemen on inspections and then suddenly transforming themselves into policemen to arrest Cincinnati's evildoers thus detected. Oldtime politicians who deplore the lack of politics in Cincinnati's form of government charged that the new system would reduce the efficiency...

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