Illinois Firemen Meet in Murphysboro

Issue 8 and Volume 77.

Illinois Firemen Meet in Murphysboro The thirty-seventh annual convention of the Illinois Firemen’s Association was held at the Hippodrome Theater, Murphysboro. Illinois, January 13, 14, 15. President Thode called the convention to order. Chief of Police Joseph Boston presented the President with a huge gilded key to the city. The address of welcome was by Hon. H. H. Burch, Secretary Chamber of Commerce. Specially designed badges were presented to the officers, State Fire Marshal John G. Gamber and F. L. Harris, Division Passenger Agent M. & O., who arranged for the special train from East St. Louis to Murphysboro and return. On the afternoon of January 13 Theo. E. Simmons, Danville, delivered an address, “The Educational Value of the Firemen’s Convention,” and “The Training of Firemen” was discussed by L. L. Wolf, Cincinnati, Ohio. In the evening memorial services were held at the First M. E. Church. There were 46…

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