Convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers
(Special Dispatch to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERIN.)
Chicago, Ill., June 4, 1918.
The forty-sixth annual convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers has opened successfully with indications pointing to a meeting of notable interest. The attendance on hand for the first day was large and trains from various sections of the country are bringing more delegates, so that the convention may well be set down as an average meeting. The officers of the association were early on hand, cordially greeting their many friends, and Chief Thomas O’Connor and his assistants are all tuned up for the occasion and are extending a cordial welcome to the visiting chiefs, and their stay in the city will without doubt be one of unusual interest. The present indications are that the program arranged will not be changed in any important respect. The convention is held on the spacious convention floor of the Hotel Sherman and adjoining the meeting hall is the exihibit room, in charge of Chief W. B. Cody, of Atlanta, Ga., the chairman of the Exhibit Committee. There has been much favorable comment upon the souvenir edition of FIRE AND WATER ENGIEERING and the valuable matter contained in it. The journal was much admired. A full report of the convention proceedings will appear in a later issue.