H. G. Spaulding of Augusta, Me., Dead Howard G. Spaulding, Augusta, Me., salesman for the A. H. Blanchard Company, Cambridge, Mass., became ill while driving his car in Portland, Me., on January 25. He died in a local hospital two days later. He was a member of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs. A group of Chiefs headed by Ex-Chief Fortin of Lewiston, Me., represented the Maine State Association of Fire Chiefs at the funeral. Mr. Spaulding is survived by his widow and two daughters and two sisters.