Leadership

CHIEF MESNAR ON TRIAL.

Issue 25 and Volume 64.

CHIEF MESNAR ON TRIAL. The tempest that is at present raging around Chief R. O. Mesnar, of the Canton., O., fire department is based apparently upon the treatment of his men by the chief. Those who accuse him allege that he has been unnecessarily harsh with the men; that he has sworn at them and humiliated them before citizens during their service at fires. The chief, on his side, points to his record of thirty-four years in the department, twenty of which he has been at its head, and to the work of the department during that time, as his vindication. He claims that the men he has had occasion to publicly reprimand have richly deserved all that they received, and that the rank and file have always been treated justly. A local paper, commenting on the situation, has this to say: “There is no intention in this article of…

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