Issue 12 and Volume 97.

PERSONS IN THE NEWS Fire Chief Fred A. Baumgarten in December completed 40 years of service in the Lake Charles (La.) Fire Department, 30 years of which, as chief. Chief Edward H. Siller, Yonkers Fire Department, who has rounded out 34 years as a member of the Department, and who was severely burned in a fire January 1942 in which two firemen were killed, on the occasion of his anniversary entered Post-Graduate Hospital. Manhattan (N.Y.C.) to undergo plastic surgery for burns. He is Treasurer of the Fire Chiefs’Emergency Plan of Westchester County. A testimonial dinner was held in September for Michael F. Conley, who recently retired from the New York Fire Department. On November 1, Assistant Fire Chief Michael F. Conway retired from the New York Fire Department after 36 years of service. He had been in command of the division of combustibles and fire prevention and was a medal…

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