New Jersey State Relief Fund Fight

Issue 26 and Volume 54.

New Jersey State Relief Fund Fight The fight being waged between the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association and several independent associations for control of the relief funds collected by premiums from the insurance companies, is becoming more acute every day. To bring the contest to an issue the State association is preparing a measure to be presented at the next legislature, which will have for its purpose the end of the independents so far as their control of the relief funds goes. A communication bearing the signature Of President Bird W. Spencer and William Exall, secretary, is being circulated throughout the State setting forth the reasons for the fight. According to the communication the State association is made up of 265 firemen’s relief associations, representing paid, volunteer and exempt firemen, and it has been in existence 35 years, collecting during that time $1,500,000, most of which has been paid to…

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