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CHICAGO OUTLET ’
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AITOUNCER; "Uncle Sam- s Forest Raiigers"
ORCHESTRAS . QUARTETTES RAIIGER SONG
ANNOUNCER; During the past year, many sections of our country
have been swept by unprecedented destructive floods •" floods .
that might have been largely checked by the forces of
nature had we not been so careless with our lands and for*6sts.
Where the v/atersheds of streams are covered 'by a growth of
trees and shmibs large amounts of rainfall are absorbed by
the earth and released slowly, thereby eliminating the
alternate stages of floods and low water.- One of the
Important functions of our National Forests is the protection
of v/atershedso And the greatest menace to these vital
watersheds Is fire<, . Each year as the summer season rolls
around the Forest Rangers make the most careful preparations
to combat this "red menace" of the forests...
Up at the Pine Cone Station, Ranger Jim Robbins and
his Assistant, Jerry Quick, are prepai^ing for their intensive
campaign against forest fires. At the moment, t hey are
outside checkins over the fire tools — Mrs., Robbins is alone
in the station
SOUND; (PHONE RINGS)
BESS: (FADING IN) - TALKING TO HERSELF) Oh, dear me that
telephone right in the middle of my baking-.
(SOUND) (PHONE RINGS)
For goodness salsiesil,
(CLICK OP RECEIVER HOOK)
Hello d Pine Cone Ranger Stationl Yes Oh,
Ells’-vorthI ““ Oh, fine, thank you no, they" re
outside checking the fire tools, I think — if you^ll
wait just a minute I -11 call Jim -“(CALLS) Oh, Jim
(DOOR SLAIvIS OFF IHKE)
(TO PHONE) Here he is now, Mr«» Ellsworths Just a
(OFF MIKE) That Bert?
Yes, he wants to talk to you^
(FADING IN) Wonder what 'tis Hello, Bert “ Fine as
frosts hair how" s yourself? — That^s good ” What's
on your mind? The lookouts? (LAUGHS) You het we
have ““ The:/® re all at their stations right, this
minute.. Last one went up just yesterday — yeah —
well, I wanted to get a good early start., Looks like
it might. he another dry summei% But we're aiming to
keep our record cleaner^n ever hefore — Sure we can “•»'
Yeah, hut say, how about that fire truck I was askin'"
you about? We need a new one bad, Bert® That old
rattle trap we have now oughta been turned out to
grass long ago All right, Bertl Do your best
Drop by when you get a chance so long«
(CLICK OF PHONE RECEIVER)
(CHUCKLES) Bert, the old codger, he thought he^d
catch me nappin- e Thought I wouldn^t hai'e my
That-s only half of it, Jim •-•=> got all our
guards and smoke chasers on the Joh an.d all our
Yeah, the folks around here are gettin" some
volunteer units organized to help us out, too®
I know® Mr.. Ahemathy down at the hotel was telling
me the other day he had all his employees pass an
examination on fire fighting and he^s going to
organize a regular fire drill for them*
That® e sure mighty nice of Abernathy to help out like
that, Jim, dorJt you think?
Well, he profits by good forest fire control as much
as anyone around here, Jerry. If we donH have any
fires, he gets plenty of guests If we have a
tough season, tourists wonH come up here. Funny
thing why we should have so much trouble convlncin
people that we're working for their own interests > —
Speaking of fire, don^t I smell something burning?
(SUDDENLY) Oh, mercy me, my rolls are in the oven^®®
(FADIIIU) What with ansviferin^ telephones and tryin^
to keep house for a couple of hungry Rangers— •
(CALLS, LAUGHINCx) Shall we se't the fire truck, l/Irs^,
Robbins? — ~ Say, by the way, what did the
Supervisor say about a new fire truck? ^
Well, Bert says he- 11 do v/hat he can ”■=-> Trucks are
pretty expensii^e ■="“'>
(Al'IGRILY) But how the How do they expect us to
put out fires if v/e don't have the equipment?
Oh, v;e"ll get a new truck someday®
And what’ll we do till then? You'd think v^e were
askln^ for a fleet of limousines, the way they stall
No use getting excited about it Seein® as we
can'^t get enough new trucks to go -round, the Chief® 11
have to put ”em where they® re needed most® I reckon
we can trust him to do that<s
Weil, look who®s here How are you, Mary?
(FADING IN) Hello, lir® Robbins — Hello, Jerry^
Hello, Mary, I-'ra sure glad to see you®
I thought I'^d. bring up the mail
■ Jerry was hast wonderin' if we"d get any mail this
There aren®t any letters for you, Jerry —
I don't think it was letters hs was tliinking about so
But I donH see
(FADING IN) If that isnH the lltalt*, Jim Robbins,
you and your telephone Oh, Mai’yi I dldnH see
you, ray dear, how are you?
I«m fine, thanh you, l^Irs.. Robbins But what’s
Happened? Mr rolls -c —
Two lovely pans of rolls just burnt to a tinder
(LAUGHING) Maybe we oughta put up a fire tower out
in the hitchen, Jerry. And post a lookout to keep
Bess from bumlrJ the rolls —
(LAUGHING) Might be a good Idea^ I "in like to apply
for the lookout job
I donH see whatH so funny about it you wonH get
any rolls, thatH all Just you take warning, Mary,
thatH the sort of thing I — «
(KNOCK ON DOOR)
BESS: There ®s somebody at the door, Jim«
JIM:, All right, Bess® (CALLS) Come in^
Hello, Sheriff Lookin' for somebody, are you?
I sure am® I He gotta have your help too, Jim.-,
My help ?
Yeah® Doggone right I can take care of these
fellows around here all right if they git to actin^
up, out these here gangsters ®re kinda outa my line<,
Well, it’s a guy escaped out of jail, Jlm» I just got
a call from Willow Glen that he^s stole a car an"
headin- this way*. We gotta act quick, J Imr,
I^m afraid out of my lino tco^ JakCo We^re only
authorized to enforce the national forest laws aaid
regulations, you know*, Thls°d be ,a state matter «
live had you deputized, Jim.. You "re deputy sheriffs -
you and Jerry Quick here,, I’ve gotta have your help,
that^s alio There ainH no time to get up a posse^,
Well, what do you figure on doing?
I dunnog, I-ve got the description of the car Inere
black sedan tags number 34"2337 « no spare tire ‘='’‘
one man driving, and so oiio They say he’s armed «
Heading up Winding Creak road, eh?
Yeah he'll be comln^ by here any minute
What are we gonna do?
Looks like we ^11 have to do some fast thinking
Jim, do you hs-ve to get into this?
We oughta help Jake out, Bess©
But he might be dangerousoc>9S3«
Wq"11 be careful, Bess®
Do be careful, Jim®
Jerry, jovl arenH going
Course I^'m goin® , Mary.^, I gotta help Jlraao^.Aw, I«ll
be ohay*. Nothin® 11 iiappen^
But he might , ^ «
Listen, Jlm<. I^ve got an idea^.
We can beat it up to the pass above the COG camp and
block the road. ■
Supposln® he takes the South fork road and don®t go
up through the pass?
(DEFLATED) Ohsco osure®<=,,oel didnH think of that^o.^^
(QiUIOKLY) CouldnH ?/e drop a tree across the road
there by the little bridge this side of the South Fork?
M-m-m I donH know© .. ^.Aren® t any very close,-, a «( SHARPLY)
I'^ve got it I Jerryl G-o out and get the fire truck
warmed upo We® 11 wanta get all the speed out of her
What are you gonna do, Jim?
Qtet goin® ^ Tell one of the boys to watch the road
for that black sedan.? s . I® 11 be v.dth you in a minute.;.
Okay, Jim (FADING) I hope that old bus holds together
(DOOR OPEI^S Al'lD CLOSES)
Whatoha going to do, Jim?
Well, you see, Jake, this fella’ll "be expectin® a
fight o He® 11 be lookin^ for someone to take a pop
at him to try and get himr- He® 11 be ready for that«^*
But maybe we can fool '”lma
Jim, I-m afraid^.
There " 3 nothin- to be afraid of, Besso You and Mary
stick right here,> If the State men get hers before
Y/e get back, tell ®em to head up the road to the little
bridge this side of the East Fork roadoo.-’o
(MOTOR IN DISTMCE WARMING UP)
Jerry^s got the truck going,.
Jerry gets so excitedo I’m afraid, too©
Don®t you worry your pretty little head, Mary« Tnat
boy can take care of himself-. (FADING) Come on, Jake,
let s go a
(DOOR OPENS® eoMOTOR UPo®eDOOR GLOSESoo^FADE INTO TRANS
(FADING IN) How®s she runnln^ , Jerry?
^retty fair, Jim© Sure needs new rings, thought
Sounds like a boiler factory^
How much can you get out of her with all tnis load on?
She might do fifty if the road* s smooth enough* Ready
No, wait a minute, Jerry©
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v/hat are you gonna do, Jim?
V/hen you see Mm comin® , we® 11 head out into the road
as If v/e were go in® to a f ire, -see?
(OFF MIKE) There he iSsasoLook at ®lni coraeooo
He^ s sure rippin® up the road<,<»-s.Look at the dust flyoo®
Ease ® 0 r out to the road, Jerr 3 ?-^ t, oG-et in just ahead of
(GEi^S SHIFTINGo oHOTOR UP)
(SHOUTING) Allrighti Give ^er the guno
(MOTOR UP TO ROAR)
(SHOUTING) Start 3 "our sarenl
Let ®6r out, Jerry^a sHang on, Jakel
He'S gainin’ on us, Jimlj
Shove dOT/m on that gas, Jerryl
She' s doin^ all she cano©9«<>
Keep in the middle of the roadAo.fl ■^
He^s pullin' up, Jerryco-!^
More speed , J erry » ^ ^ o «
There ainH any more^>oo»
He ' £ tryin® to get by o : o o © e
Keep ' er in the middle, Jerry^^n^
Okay , J Im j> o c >> «
( SCREECH OF
Head for the right side of the bridges
Not too muchv> .5 o a o o d s
(AUTO HORl^ INSISTENT)
Now swing “er “ round in the road and. block the other
side of the bridge, Jerryo.r«o
Hang on, you fellasi
(MOTOR AND SIREN SLOWIN&e^ oAUTO HORN STILL INSISTENT)
All right, Jerry. Finel
(FADINC) Let^s get Mmi,
Hold on, Jerry! Take it easy!
(FADING-) Come on, you guys..
Look at tliat boy, runnin- right up there! Come on,
J ake i
(OFF MIKE) (SHOUTING) Get outa the way, you punks® < 5,0
Whadaya think you re doin^ ? ^
(UP) Come on. Clear the ro ad 4 ALARMED) Heyi Heyl
Whaddaya think you^re doin?o.j> c
(FADING- IN) G-oin^ some place, mister?
Listenl V/haddaya think you guys are SHARPLY) Keep
back®®®oStay where you areft*»I°ll plug yao»«
Look out& He^s got a gunl
Put down that gunt
Git back, yous-Dovie
(CRACK OF FIST ON JAWeePKTOL SHOT)
Did he getcha, Jerrj'-?
Never touched mei Gee whiz, he went down like a ton of
You sure smacked him just in time, Jim®
He^s out cold as a mackeral^ ^Gee , look at this gun.?
By golly, that sure would make a big hole in ya-s
Yese Waxita take him over to the truck. Sheriff, and
tie him up before he comes to®
Lemme slip these here hand cuffs on ®lmo He won't give
us no trouble now,.
Jim, your hand° s bleedings
Never mind® Climb in this car and drive it up to the
station, Jerry » I® 11 go back with the tnic?!^^
The State men oughta be cornin' along pretty quick now®
(LAUGHING) We’ll have a nice little surprise package
for ’’em, v/onH v/e?
MOTOR UP AND FADE INTO TRANS)
(MOTOR FADE IN^, SLOWS DOWN AND STOPS)
(FADING IK) Here we are, boyst)
All right, Jiml I can take care of this fella nov.%
Okay, Jakeo He’s a little sliaken up from the surprise
W@ o Q 9 e o
(FADING IN FAST) Jim, are you all right? You aren®t«o.
Sure, Bess« 9 e> o
(FADING IN FAST) Whereas Jerry? s >.He® s not^*.,?
He®s drivin* the stolen car, Hary,-. He’Sc,
J erry b © <5 » ^ erry « ? »
Here I am, Maryl What® s the matter*^ ,5
Oh, darling®© You frightened me soo^l thought for a
(LAUGHING) If it hadn’t been for Jim I might sve been
ventilated by a 45 0*0
(OFF MIKE) Hey, Jiml This guy^s still out colds
Whadja hit him with, a sledge hammer? 9. -■> r. ©
Jim Robbins, are you hurt?
Not a scratcho
Are you sure?303Good heavens, look at that hand^ You
come in the house right this minute
1*11 be in right away, I v/ant to get Jake and his
prisoner started back to town^©©
You come in the house this instant. (FADING) I’ll get
some hot water and bandages© a ^
(FADING IN) Sure much obliged to you, Jlmt>
Forget it, Sheriff.?,
Doggone if you Rangers ain^t the best pertection we
got around hereto oThere may be a reward up for this
It“£ all yours, Sheriffs
(OFF MIKE) (CALLING) Jiml You come in here and get
that hand bandaged «
(CALLING OUT) All right, Bess, comingl Say, Jerry*
(CHUCKLES) It looks like there's a lot of life in
that old fire truck 5’’et, donH it? Maybe ws don't
need a new one., .;o
Maybe not, Jim,. The old crate looks good for another
JERRY : ( QUICKLY ) Say , J imi ®I © , I want tot hank you © 9-^
JIM: (LAUGHING) Not at all; say, you'd better keep sja eye
on iilm, Mary.. He does get excltedo®( FADING) Needs
someone to keep him out of trouble *
Gee, h8^£»®t,»he'^Sooohe's a regular .guy® «®isn''t he?s.->,^a^.
I think he s v/oiiderfull
Saves a suy*s life and then acts like it was no more
than lending him tvro bits.? 0 oHaryt© oDo you know jrou've
had your arms around my neck for the last three minutes?
(ELfB ARRAS SED) OhV.-> ^ .jOh?, And all these people «j«But I
was so exoltedi.
JERRY: I wish, more guys would steal cars and come up this way«^o<.
AHNOUNCER: Uncle Sam^s Forest Rangers are presented hy the National
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