An otherwise dull afternoon was joyfully broken yesterday when officials of the Cambridge Fire Department held a rodeo is front of the fire house in Kosclusko Square.
A large crowd gathered to watch the testing of the Lafayette Square Fire Department's new hook and ladder, complete with 100-feet water tower. The boys from Lafayette gleefully sprayed the home of the boys from Koscluske with two towering torrents of water. "This is the only time we ever have fun," exulted one smoke-eater.
The new hook-and-ladder is 55 feet long overall, cost $18,325, and features a windshield complete with wiper for the man who steers from the rear.
When passers-by commented that there wasn't a building in Cambridge high enough for the 100-foot tower, a firemen stepped forward and motioned ominously toward Memorial Hall. "You can never tell," he commented glumly.