Leadership

Woman Inspector Leaves New York Department

Issue 19 and Volume 53.

Woman Inspector Leaves New York Department Mrs. Sarah W. H. Christopher, through whose energy as an inspector of factories many proprietors and employes have been compelled to pay fines for violating the smoking ordinance, has been dropped from the New York fire department service. It was the promulgation of the civil service list of applicants who had passed such examination as qualified them for places as permanent inspectors in the Fire Prevention Bureau that caused Mrs. Christopher to lose her place. Under the law there was nothing for Commissioner Johnson to do but compliment Mrs. Christopher and wish her good luck. With her went 78 men who had served as temporary inspectors. Her place and theirs will be filled by the 79 men certified by the Civil Service Commission. It will take a year to train the permanent appointees to the point of efficiency that has heen developed by Mrs.…

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