APPOINTED FIRE MARSHAL Houston, Texas—Will H. Smith has been named city fire marshal by Mayor Holcombe, to succeed George H. Wead. His nomination was confirmed by the council. The new fire marshal will work directly under the supervision of the fire commissioner and will submit to him a detailed report. Mr. Smith’s salary has been fixed at $150 a month. In order that there will be someone in the first marshal’s office all day the council authorized the employment of a stenographer and clerk at $75 a month.