July 11, 1935


It seems firemen at the Ninth street headquarters can go just so long without a mascot.

They have had dogs, cats and even an alligator, but Wednesday they picked up an “ain’t no such animal.” It was a horned toad, now named “Bozo,” who was found by Fireman Milt Jaeger in the alley between Iowa and Central avenue at Ninth street.

“Bozo” is kept in a wire covered cheese box and shown to all visi­tors. He is guaranteed to make babies cry, women faint and make men wish they hadn’t looked at this nightmare.

It seems when he is angry his horns stand up and firemen are still waiting for them to lay down, so one knows what kind of a disposition “Bozo has.”