FIRE CONVENTION DATES
Sept. 20-25—NATIONAL EXPOSITION OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES. Grand Central Palace, New York City.
Sept. 22-24—MASSACHUSETTS STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. 41st Annual Convention. Taunton, Mass. Secretary, D. Arthur Burt, 626 Old South Building, Boston, Mass.
Sept. 24-25—IDAHO FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Fourth Annual Convention, Idaho Falls. Secretary, L. B. Bedford, Rupert, Idaho. Oct. 4—AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER CONVENTION. Auditorium, Chicago Board of Underwriters. Address .J. H. Brumbaugh, chief engineer, Central Actuarial Bureau, 175 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 4-6—KANSAS STATE ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS. Fourth annual meeting, Hutchinson, Kan. Secretary, K. D. Doyle, Wamego, Kan.
Oct. 4-7—NEW YORK STATE PEMANBNT FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Annual Convention, Albany, N. Y.
Oct. 5-6—KANSAS STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Thirtythird annual convention, Hutchinson, Kan. Secretary, K. D. Doyle, Wamego, Kan.
Oct. 5-7—THE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF
PENNSYLVANIA. Annual convention, Allentown, Pa., Secretary, Charles E. Clark, Wayne, Pa.
Oct. 12-15—AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS. Annual convention, Planters Hotel, St. Louis Mo. Secretary, Charles Carroll Brown, 404 Lincoln Avenue, Valparaiso, Ind.
Oct. 13-15—AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION. Annual convention, Amherst, Mass. Secretary, E. Marshall, Union Trust Building. Washington, D. C.
October 19-21— FIRE MARSHALS’ OF TEXAS. Annual convention. Forth Worth, Texas.
Oct. 19-22—INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPAL ELECTRICIANS. Twenty-fifth Annual Convention, New Orleans, La. Secretary, Clarence R. George, Houston, Texas.
Nov. 16-18—FIRE MARSHALS’ ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA. Annual Convention, Los Angeles, Cal. Secretary, State Fire Marshal Geo. H. Nettleton, St. Paul, Minn.
May 17-19, 1921—NATIONAL FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Twentythird annual convention, Fort Wayne, Ind. Secretary, Captain J. E. Mersch, 750 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, I11.
June 7-9, 1921—NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION. Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Cal. Secretary, Franklin H. Wentworth, 87 Milk Street, Boston, Mass.
June 8-10, 1921—MARYLAND STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. 29th Annual Convention, Cambridge, Md. Secretary, George R. Lindsay, Pioneer H. & L. Co. No. 1. Hagerstown, Md.
June, 1921—CONFERENCE OF MAYORS AND OTHER CITY OFFICIALS, State of N. Y. 12th Annual Conference, Elmira, N. Y. Secretary, Wm. P. Capes, 25 Washington Ave., Albany, N. Y. July, 1921—CENTRAL NEW YORK VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Annual convention, Endicott, N. Y. Secretary, Millwood Fitch, Moravia, N. Y.
July 12-14, 1921—MICHIGAN STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. 47th Annual Convention, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Secretary. H. L. Williams, Ludington, Mich.
Akron firemen are so enthusiastic about their stations that after the recent sale of bonds authorized for the purpose of building new fire stations, assuming that the funds were available for repairs, they impulsively began to demolish the walls of two fire houses that were scheduled for repairs. It was called to their attention that the money could be used only for the purpose specified in the authorization, that is, building of new stations, and there was much dismay in the ranks. In this emergency, the council was appealed to and hastly adopted an ordinance providing for a bond issue of $11,500 for enlarging, repairing and equipping engine houses Nos. 2 and 3. The men then resumed their interrupted labors cheerfully