Bowers Made Chief of Boston Protectives William F. Bowers has been made Chief of the Boston Protective Department, Boston, Mass., which is one of the oldest salvage organizations in this country. This department was started in 1854 and was incorporated in 1874. Chief Bowers has been with the Boston Protective Department since 1903 and has worked up through the ranks. He was appointed Lieutenant in 1930, Captain in 1935, and Deputy Superintendent last January. Chief Bowers is considered one of the keenest salvage men in the country. With his election, the position of Chief was created as an entirely new office. Heretofore the top posts were that of Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. The testimonial dinner for Chief Bowers was interrupted several times to respond to alarms. Special arrangements had been made in the hotel so that members of the Protective Association would be notified of any alarms.