Fire Notes from Cleveland
The firemen’s union started mandamus proceedings on October 24 against the city and Director Sprosty to compel them to enforce the eight-hour law, preventing the chiefs and their drivers from working more than the eight hours. They are at present working twenty-four hours on and twenty-four hours off. This case was to come up before Judge Lavine, but before brought to trial the firemen’s union withdrew their case.
The illustration herewith shows First Assistant Chief James E. Granger of Cleveland, Ohio, fire department in his new Cadillac roadster. Chief Granger has been a member of his department for twenty-seven years and is considered one of the most progressive fire department officers in his section of the country. He is a strict disciplinarian, a good organizer and is very popular with the officers and members of the department. He is a past potentate of the Shrine. During the recent absence of Chief Wallace owing to the death of his wife, Chief Granger was in charge of the Cleveland fire department.
J. F. MEARS.