Ex-Chief Gruber, Mayor It’s “Hizzoner” Sam Gruber now. There is scarcely a fireman in the State of New Jersey who does not know Sam Gruber, and who has not enjoyed his wit at the meetings of the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs’ Association. In fact, he has been dubbed by President Greenfield, as the wit of the association. With the New Year, Mr. Gruber became Mayor of Madison, N. J. He served as Chief of the Fire Department for the years 1911 to 1914 inclusive, and again from 1922 to 1927. His city is to be host to the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs’ Association at the next quarterly meeting, which will be held some time during the last week in May or the first week in June. The date has not been fixed.