Massachusetts State Firemen’s Convention
The 47th annual convention of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association will be held in Fall River, Mass., on September 14, 15 and 16.
Chief Homer R. Marchant, of Gloucester, president of the association, will call the first session to order in Elks Hall at 2:30 p. m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
An interesting and attractive program has been arranged by the convention committee, board of directors, and Chief Jeremiah F. Sullivan, of the Fall River Fire Department, who will act as host to the visiting delegates.
Addresses of welcome will be delivered by Mayor F. P. Talbot, Chief Sullivan, Timothy F. Shea, president of the board of aldermen and former alderman Frank Riley, of Fall River. Then there will be responses and the reading of annual reports.
On Wednesday there will be addresses by Charles O. Bailey, secretary of the state department of conservation; Ex-Mayor James M. Curley, of Boston; Thomas I’. Sullivan, Boston transit commissioner; Timothy C. Murphy, assistant state fire marshal; Theodore A. Glynn, ex-fire commissioner of Boston; Mayor Edward W. Quinn, of Cambridge; Col. W. A. McIntyre, of the Salvation Army; and by Mrs. Mary 15. Jones, president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the State Firemen’s Association. The session on this day will close with memorial address and prayer.
On Thursday there will be the closing session with the election of officers. On Wednesday morning there will be a baseball game between the fire department teams of Medford and Fall River.
The officers of the association are as follows: President, Chief Homer R. Marchant, Gloucester; 1st vice-president, Joseph J. King, of Lawrence; 2nd vice-president, Chief W. H. Hill, of Belmont: secretary, Daniel J. Looney, of Boston; and treasurer, M. Joseph Manning, of Milton.
South Dakota Allots Firemen’s Fund—The state insurance department of South Dakota will distribute $56,385 to the various fire companies in the state as their share of the insurance tax provided in accordance with the state law.
Ex-Service Men Appointed as San Francisco Firemen— The fire commissioners of San Francisco. Cal., have appointed twenty-seven ex-service men to the position of hosemen from the eligible civil service list. In accordance with a recent ruling of the Supreme Court, ex-service men must be favored in making appointments, and all of the twenty-seven ex-soldiers on the list have been appointed.