Persons in the News

Issue 12 and Volume 106.

Persons in the News Lobue Named Houston Chief Joe Lobue was appointed Chief of the Houston, Tex. Fire Department Nov. 4th, last. At 38, he becomes the youngest man in the city’s history to wear the top fire fighter’s helmet. He ran to fires and became a fire department mascot long before joining the department in 1938. Outside a 3-year-hitch in the Navy he’s indulged his lifelong ambition to be a fire fighter, ever since. He was a fixture at Engine 12, across the street from his Dad’s grocery store. Lobue was appointed to district chief last April and promoted to deputy chief in September. Dr. John Gerletti to Join I.A.F.C. Dr. John Gerletti, of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Cal., will take over the duties of General Manager of the International Association of Fire Chiefs on February 1, 1954. He succeeds James E. Jagger, who tendered his…

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