National Affairs: Perseverance

One night last week in Calders, Wis., burglars set to work on the safe of Calders Elevator Co. When the safe's protective mechanism released a flood of tear gas they had to leave. Not discouraged, they marched down the street, broke into a firehouse, stole two gas masks, returned to the safe, finished the job ($400 cash, $2,800 nontransferable stock).


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