Delaware Volunteers Hold Convention

Issue 10 and Volume 85.

Delaware Volunteers Hold Convention The twelfth annual convention of the Delaware State Volunteer Firemen’s Association was held in Wilmington, September 21 and 22. George T. Kelly, Trustee of the Firemen’s Home at Hudson, N. Y., urged a firemen’s home in Delaware as a memorial to William H. Todd whom he described as the greatest firemen of them all. He opened his talk with a glowing tribute to the late Mr. Todd. The new officers are J. Elmer Haddaway, Wyoming, President; Samuel C. Pierce, Lewes, Vice-President; John T. Guyer, Richardson Park, re-elected Treasurer and Samuel H. Carson, Dover, re-elected Secretary. The next convention will be held in Laurel. A resolution was adopted calling for an increase in the appropriation received by each company from the state. At the present time each fire company receives $500 a year from the state. The volunteer firemen protested against taxation on the gasoline and oil…

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