Club Honors Chief Fred A. Clark
A huge silver loving cup was presented to Chief Fred A. Clark, of the Attleboro, Mass., Fire Department, President of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts, by members of the club at a meeting held in the Elks Hall in Attleboro on February 21. The Chief was also given a handsome sheepskin scroll bearing the signatures of all those present.
Mayor Stephen H. Foley, of Attleboro, presided at the luncheon and meeting. The speakers included William E. Sweeney, of the Attleboro Board of Fire Engineers; Chief oelden R. Allen, of Brookline, President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs; Chief Daniel B. Tierney, of Arlington, President of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs; Ex-Chief Daniel F. Sennott, Boston; Supt. Peter E. Walsh, of the Boston Protective Department; George O. Mansfield, Chief Fire Inspector, Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s office; Chief Edward F. Dahill, New Bedford; Chief Charles L. McCarthy, Worcester; Chief Ray D. Wells, Falmouth, who with Chief Dahill, made the presentation of the cup; Chief John W. O’Hearn, Watertown, Secretary of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs; Chief Albert C. Melendy, Nashua, N. H.; Chief Charles H. French, Manchester, N. H.; Chief William T. Happny, Concord, N. H.; First Assistant Chief Leonard Gould, Attleboro; and Roy Crandall, of the Attleboro Sun.
Ex-Chief Fred A. Leonard, of Taunton, introduced the new Taunton Chief, Edward F. Gorey. Charles C. Cain, editor of the Attleboro Sun, and Amos S. Blackinton distributed souvenirs presented by Attleboro jewelers;
The following new members were elected: Chief Clark C. Thorne, Millis, Mass.; Chief Henry C. McLaren, Westwood, Mass.: Chief Thomas F. Burke. Pittsfield, Mass.: Chief Irving C. Hammond, Westport, Mass.; Chief Ralph C. Robertson, North Attleboro, Mass.: Chief Edward F. Corey, Taunton, Mass.; and Chief William J. Blair. Nantucket, Mass.
Word has just been received of the death a few weeks ago of William M. Shimp, who, for the past twenty years, headed the Cory-Patterson Manufacturing Company of Greenfield. Ohio, manufacturers of the Browder life saving net.