Does Not Favor Three-Platoon

Issue 16 and Volume 74.

Does Not Favor Three-Platoon An impression having gotten abroad through articles in the daily press and otherwise that the convention of the Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association of New Jersey, which was held in West New York on September 10 and 11, had endorsed the three-platoon system, Secretary George W. Steele of the association states that such was not the case and that the only matter the firemen are striving for is a minimum salary of $2,500 per year for all paid firemen of the state. The association, according to Secretary Steele, is strongly in favor of the two-platoon system as the proper division of the firemen’s time. The wrong impression as regards the endorsing of the three-platoon system was caused through an address made by President John G. Andes, of the State Exempt Firemen’s Association, in which he spoke of the three-platoon as a good thing for firemen. No action…

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