Persons in the News

Issue 9 and Volume 109.

Persons in the News DEPARTMENTS L. H. Bailke Chief at Muskegon, Mich. Leonard H. Bailke was appointed fire chief of the Muskegon, Mich., Fire Department, succeeding Chief Wallace F. Gannon who retired on June 30. A veteran of almost 34 years, Chief Bailke served the past eight years and nine months as assistant fire chief. In February, 1938, he was promoted to lieutenant; May, 1940, to captain; July, 1947, he was promoted to battalion chief and in September, 1947, he was promoted to assistant chief. Chief Bailke is a member of the Michigan State Fire Chiefs Association, the Western Michigan Fire Chiefs Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Carl Dreesen Honored The Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics of the Department of the Navy has granted the Bureau’s highest civilian honorary award, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and a supplemental $300 superior accomplishment award to Carl F. Dreesen…

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