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Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia of New York City, No. 1 U.S. firechaser, de"Strange as it may seem, I don't like to go to fires. I just hate it, but it's my duty to go out; the Charter says so." The City Charter says the Mayor must the "keep several himself informed the of doings of the sereral agencies ofthe city. . . ."

Mayor Raul García Menocal y Seva of Havana was welcomed to Washington, but nobody could find the customary key-to-the-city to give to him. Discovery: the stock of keys (brass) had been exhausted,...

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