Detroit Wins Grand Prize in Fire Contest
Grand prize in the 1950 Inter-Chamber Fire Waste Contest, conducted by the National Fire Waste Council of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D. C., went to the city of Detroit, picked from more than 234 participants.
Sponsored by the National Chamber, this year’s contest was the 29th in the council’s history.
Top group awards, given on a basis of population, went to these cities: Houston; Atlanta; Hartford; Bethlehem, Pa.; Parkersburg, W. Va.; and Fort Collins, Colo.
Complete list of winners and honor cities:
Class I (Over 500,000)—Houston, Cincinnati, Chicago, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis.
Class II (250,000 to 500.000)—Atlanta, Memphis, Rochester (N. Y.), Indianapolis, Kansas City (Mo.), Louisville, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas, San Diego, hort Worth, Portland (Ore.).
Class III (100,000 to 250,000)—Hartford, Dayton, Providence, Grand Rapids, Fort Wayne, New Haven, Chattanooga, Wichita, Reading, Staten Island, Allentown.
Class IV (50,000 to 100.000)—Bethlehem (Pa.), Alameda (Cal.), Orlando (Fla.), Portland (Me.), Lakewood (Ohio), Lansing, Pittsfield (Mass.), New Britain (Conn.), Hammond (Ind.), Lexington (Ky.), Topeka.
Class V (20,000 to 50,000)—Parkersburg (W. Va.), Moline. Norristown (Pa.), Richland (Wash.), Mansfield (Ohio), Tallahassee, Oak Ridge (Tenn.), Anderson (Ind.), Fargo, Billings, Elmira (N. Y.).
Class VI (Under 20,000)—Fort Collins (Colo.), Stevens Point (Wis.), Port Angeles (Wash.), Mount Clemens (Mich.), Naugatuck (Conn.), Atlantic (Iowa), Newport Beach (Cal.), Boulder (Colo.), Cedar Falls (Iowa), Salisbury (N. C.), Atchison (Kan.).