Issue 16 and Volume 58.

EIGHT HOUR DAY FOR DAYTON FIREMEN I wish to preface my remarks so as not to leave the wrong impression, namely, that the so-called eight-hour plan for Dayton firemen is not a reality just yet but a contemplated or proposed plan and, like all other municipal Improvements, it depends largely on the attitude of the voters at the coming fall election whether we enjoy this innovation in operating a fire department or not. However, one thing and a most essential thing that we have in our favor in this instance is the fact that the city officials are heartily in favor of this proposed plan. In fact, our present safety director, H. P. James, is the originator of the plan; to him and him alone must the credit be given for fathoming out what might first appear to be radical change in operating a fire department, “but which I am…

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