Ball Held for Boston Relief Fund
District Chief Joseph W. Shea acted as floor marshal at the fifty-sixth annual ball of the Boston Fire and Protective Departments which was held February 18 in the Boston Garden.
The reception committee was headed by Fire Commissioner Edward F. McLaughlin, Chief Henry A. Fox, and Peter F. Walsh. Superintendent of the Protective Department.
Captain John H. Leary was chief of aids and the assistant floor marshals were Lieutenant James F. McFadden and John F. Horgan. Lieutenant Frederick J. Dobbratz was head of the general committee.
There was a large attendance, the proceeds being devoted to the Boston Firemen’s Relief Fund. Mayor and Mrs. Frederick W. Mansfield participated in the grand march. A timely notice pointing out the menace of false alarms was printed in the back of the hall program.
Oak Harbor, Ohio, holds the honors for the latest idea in fire apparatus. It has purchased a hearse which it will refit for department use. A pumper will he installed.