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Fireworks permits

"Warning was issued today by Police Chief Ed Waddle that no one may observe the Fourth of July with fireworks here without paying $10 for a permit, and that holders of such permits will be allowed to shoot fireworks on July 4 only.

"Waddle pointed out that the permits must be obtained from the commissioner of revenue. They require that a city fireman and policeman be on hand for the display so that a fire hazard may not be created."

Leader, June 4, 1931

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