PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS Ashland, Ohio—A community fire company has been organized here to protect five townships and two villages. Apparatus to be purchased. New London, Conn.—In report to council City Mgr. Holt and Fire Chief T. H. Shipman recommended the construction of a central fire station to house all the apparatus of the city. Estimated cost $75,000. Referred to committee on public safety and finance for further consideration. Frankford, Del.—Meeting held recently to discuss plans for organizing a fire department and purchase equipment, according to reports. Wilmington, Cal.— Chamber of Commerce requested City Council to install a fire alarm system for city. John Porter, Mayor.