Snead Heads Kansas Chiefs Association

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

Snead Heads Kansas Chiefs Association At the annual meeting of the Kansas Fire Chiefs’ Association held in Salina, Kans., W. W. Snead, Chief of the fire department of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad in Topeka was elected president to succeed J. K. Bennett, assistant chief of Hutchison. Other officers elected were Martin Keeler, chief of Swift & Co., Kansas City, Kans., vicepresident, and J. D. Doyle, Wamego, re-elected secretary. Past-President George T. Mohrbacker of Marysville responded to the welcome made by Mayor Guy T. Helvering of Salina. One of the interesting features of the morning program was the short talk given by J. E. Taplin, chief of the Blackwell, Okla., fire department, on the short course and education for firemen. He contrasted the old days when a fireman was supposed to have only brawn and a great thirst with the rapidly changing idea which is that firemen should…

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