Chief Engineers Entertained at Memphis
Chief Engineer John E. McFadden and the Memphis, Tenn., fire department entertained thirteen chiefs, and several others, who stopper over in that city Sunday and Monday on their way to attend the annual convention of the International Association of Fre Engineers at New Orleans. The chiefs, several of whim were accompanied by their wives, were: J. C. Egner, Kansas City, Mo.; John McNarry, Kansas City. Kan.; George McAlvey. Tacoma, Wash.; T. B. Davis. Huntington, W. Va.: J. M. Hanlon, Topeka, Kan.; John Q. Hawk, Moline. Ill.; W. T, Craswell, Valley City, N. D.; M. J. Tobin. East St. Louis, Ill.; W. A. Buel, Parsons, Kan.; A. J. Stout, Hutchins, Kan.; C. Steinson. Emporia, Kan.; J. D. Donahue, Clarkcsdale. Miss., and L. B. Smith, Henderson, Kv. The others were Assistant Chief Harry Phelps. Kansas City, Mo.; S. C. Hitchcock. Chicago. Ill.: C. Lawrence and A. F. Olsen, Dayton. O.; A. J. Menney and H. O. Harpster. Kansas City. Mo., and R. L. Sherwood, Joplin. Mo. They were met at the trains with automobiles by the committee and taken about the city, around the parkway to the Zoo. On Monday an fdd time southern barbecue was served at the East End park. Fifty gallons of Brunswick stew, made partly from 100 squirrels. 3.5 gallons of salads and hundreds of other things were included in the feast. Sunday afternoon there was a luncheon served at fire headquarters, when privates in the department acted as waiters. Chief McFadden presided as toastmaster. While the visitors were eating, there was a musical program and till theatres in the citv recognized the white badges worn by the visitors. The general committee to entertain the visitors, consisted of Chief McFadden, Capt. M. I’. Conroy and John M. Dolan, secretary of he department. The entertainment was one of the best in the history of the department. It included dancing and refreshments for both the chiefs and the women members of their families at the barbecue.
Chief Engineer Conyers, of Owensboro, Ky., has accepted the new Seagravc motor pumping engine, after a satisfactory trial and placed it in service. Every fireman connected with if will be given special instructions, not only how to pilot the engine, but on how to use the various devices.