Persons in the News

Issue 6 and Volume 107.

Persons in the News Elmer C. Gates, Chief, at Las Vegas Elmer C. Gates has taken over as new chief of the Las Vegas, Nev., Fire Department. Chief Gates formerly was assistant chief at Santa Ana. Calif. Photo Courtesy Las Vegas Sun He replaces Asst. Chief Doug Williams, who has been acting chief for the past year. The Las Vegas F. D. operates five engines and one 65-foot aerial out of three STATIONS. Peterson Appointed South Gate Chief Guy E. Peterson, 50, recently was appointed Chief of the South Gate, Calif., Fire Department. Peterson, assistant chief since 1951 and a South Gate fireman for 22 years, will command three fire stations and a force of 48 firemen. Chief Peterson succeeds David F. Glines. who organized the department in 1927 and whose request for disability retirement was recently approved. Chief Leaves Post to Become Postmaster A. Nelson Yearick, for many years…

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