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Mr. Brockwell was the State Fire Marshal and he comments on the financial state of city fire departments. He argues for the need to have more paid firemen rather than depending on volunteers; the ratio in 1936 was 3,212 volunteers compared to 750 professional firemen.
Mr. Brockwell followed a North Carolina city manager through the office's daily duties. He delivers a first-hand account of the city manager's interaction with the public and local government officials when dealing with taxation, building inspections, and even garbage disposal.