Illinois Firemen Observe 50th Anniversary

Illinois Firemen Observe 50th Anniversary

The Golden Jubilee Convention of the Illinois Firemen’s Association was held at Danville, Ill., October 12 to 14.

Simon Kellerman. 3rd. general attorney for the association, gave a talk on “Legislation for Volunteers’ Pensions, Etc.”

Claude Bawden, Underwriters’ Laboratories, Youngstown, Ohio, spoke on “Magic and Fire.”

“How the Fire Department Can Help in Smashing Arson,” was explained by Sherman V. Coultas, State Fire Marshal, Springfield.

A demonstration of “Check Testing of Labeled Products,” was given by C. M. Jones, Underwriters’ Laboratories, Chicago.

A. L. Campbell, Clarendon Hills, Ill., spoke on “Public Relations of the Fire Department.”

A number of other talks and committee reports were presented during the convention.

The officers of the association are George Knol. Cicero, President; Elmer W. Wiedler. Mt. Olive, First Vice-President; Roy W. Alsip. Champaign, Secretary; Simon Kellermann, Jr., Edwardsville. Treasurer, and George L. Chain, Bushnell, Historian.

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