Chief Hicks of Raleigh, N. C., Dead Chief Lewis F. Hicks, head of the fire department at Raleigh. N. C., since 1923, died at the age of thirty-seven years as the result of a heart attack which started while he was attending the convention of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association at Morehead. He was rushed from the convention city to Raleigh in a critical condition, and for a while it was believed that he was on the road to recovery. As soon as the chief died in the hospital, the muffled tolling of the bell at the fire station announced to his many friends that the chief had passed on. His death did not come as a surprise for it was generally known that he was in poor health and troubled by a weak heart.