National Affairs: False Marm

When he went to school, Manhattan's Mayor James John Walker, world-famed playboy, pulled little girls' pigtails, set tacks on teacher's chair. Last week he was 48. In front of his own City Hall, he turned in a false fire alarm.

No apparatus arrived. No arrest was made. The Mayor was merely testing a new device calculated to make life more difficult for false alarmists, who, in New York City alone, call for firemen 8,000 times a year, at $300 a call. When Mayor Walker turned the handle a siren screeched at passersby, a camera on the pole over-head snapped his picture...

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