A Correction

A Correction

In the October issue of FIRE ENGINEERING (Page 891) a picture of a pumper operating in Naperville, Ill., was shown with a caption indicating that this apparatus was from Naperville whereas actually it was a reserve pumper from the Aurora, Ill., Fire Department sent to the scene to assist in the operation described.— P. J. HANNON, FIRE MARSHAL.

A Correction

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A Correction

Attention has been called to an error in the last paragraph of the item which appeared in the March, 1953, issue of FIRE ENGINEERING captioned “Seek to Cut $15 Million Cotton Loss.”

The text stated that railroad losses from cotton fires originating from bale band friction sparks while in transit resulted in a loss of $170,000 last year. Actually, according to figures compiled by the Association of American Railroads, the losses from cotton fires in transit amounted to $1,248,607 for the year 1952.

The editors are grateful to Secretary W. E. Todd, of the AAR for pointing out this mistake.