Against Fireworks in Illinois
A resolution protesting against the sale of fireworks in Indiana was presented at the eleventh annual meeting of the Indiana Fire Chiefs’ Association held at Michigan City, Ind., July 21 and 22.
The resolution stated, “That the Indiana Fire Chiefs’ Association go on record as sponsoring legislation to abandon the use of all fire works except under expert care and supervision.”
At the convention Sherman Coultis, Illinois State Fire Marshal, told of smashing arson rings. Many other talks were given, including:
“Inflammable Liquids,” by A. J. Harkness, New York City.
“Fire Alarms,” by W. J. Riedel, American District Telegraph, New York City.
“The Benefits of Organization,” by John B. Redmond, Chicago Battalion Chief and Vice-President of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Talks were also given by Carl Stuep, Indianapolis Inspection Bureau; John O’Brien, ex-Chief, Indianapolis; Chief I. C. Bauman, Michigan City; Clem Smith, State Fire Marshal, and Lt. Gov. Schricker.
Frank Clem, Anderson, was elected President; Chief Albert Rowe, Anderson, First Vice-President; Jack Gammon, Kokomo. Second Vice-President: John Stalhut, Ft. Wayne, Treasurer, and Archie McCabe, Muncie. Secretary. The 1938 convention will be held at Kokomo.