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April 16, 1910

RECENT ACTIVITY FOR A SAFE CELEBRATION OF THE FOURTH OF JULY

JAMA. 1910;LIV(16):1314. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550420038006

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Abstract

Never before has there been so much fruitful effort toward the securing of a safe celebration of the Fourth of July as during the past few months. Action thus early in the year is well advised for two chief reasons: First, before dealers in fireworks have laid in their supplies, valid objections cannot be raised to prohibitive or restrictive ordinances, and such ordinances are more easily secured; second, ample time is needed to plan other forms of celebration. Hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country have passed or are being strongly urged to adopt restrictive or prohibitory ordinances against the use of fireworks. Various organizations are taking an active part in the work. One city council, that of Hamilton, Ohio, recently passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of fireworks, which was objected to by dealers on the ground that having already laid in their stocks of fireworks the enforcement

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