A Half-Century of Publishing Service

Issue 5 and Volume 113.

A Half-Century of Publishing Service I. H. HERBERT CASE, familiarly known as “Bert” to a host of fire service and publishing friends and acquaintances retired May 1 as active publisher and general manager of FIRE ENGINEERING. He will continue in a consulting capacity for another year with the Magazine Publishing Division, Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation, publishers of FIRE ENGINEERING, and will then bring to a close 50 years in the publishing business. Bert’s career is a typical Ploratio Alger saga of American business history. He started as an office boy on February 10, 1911 with FIRE ENGINEERING when it was known as “Fire and Water Engineering.” Two years later he was promoted to assistant editor and began his climb through the ranks. To prepare himself for future goals, he completed high school by attending classes at night and then continued his education for several years by means of evening classes…

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