Animals: White Plains Revolt

Not everything that makes the fire engines clang is a fire. Sometimes it is a child's prank; sometimes it is a cat—a cat which, having climbed higher than it can bear, is meowing so piteously, so tediously, that the neighborhood sends for hook & ladder. Last week the Fire Department of White Plains, N. Y. revolted against cats, announced that in the future it would untree no cats whatsoever. Reasons: 1) too many firemen had been badly scratched; 2) apparatus off cat-chasing is not quickly available for fires.


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