New Mexico Firemen Hold Convention
With a registration of 115 from all over the state, the eighth annual convention of the New Mexico State Firemen’s Association held in Deming, June 4 to 6, was a pronounced success. In connection with the convention, the association held its first short course. It was in charge of Dean Rockwood of the University of New Mexico assisted by Prof. Veon C. Keich and Prof. A. Diefendorf, both of the university.
Talks were given by Harry K. Rogers, of the Western Actuarial Bureau, Chicago; F. I. Mosher, American-LaFrance & Foamite Industries Corporation, Elmira, N. Y.; C. B. White, Chief Chemist of the American-LaFrance & Foamite Industries Corporation; L. A. Barley, Chief Engineer, Mountain States Inspection Bureau, Denver, Col.; A. L. Fegan, Walter Kidde & Co., New York; Chief J. B. Brown, Las Vegas, N. M., and the members of the faculty of the University of New Mexico.
On Wednesday evening there was a banquet arranged in the basement of the Methodist Church. Harry K. Rogers was the principal speaker and others on the program, besides the city officials, included H. H. Williams, T. A. Rosenwald, Albuquerque, Secretary of the Association; Chief R. V. Miller of Clovis, and Chief P. D. Miller, of Socorro.
On Thursday evening there was a Goodfellowship Dance in the armory arranged by Julius Pierce, Denver, District Manager for the American-LaFrance. In addition there was a parade, concerts by the Clovis drum and bugle corps and the Deming Concert Band, and a number of other features of entertainment.
The following officers were re-elected: P. D. Miller of Socorro. President; R. V. Miller of Clovis, and Rue Chrisman of Roswell, Vice-Presidents, and T. A. Rosenwald, Albuquerque. Secretary-Treasurer. Ashley Pond of Santa Fe was elected to the newly created office of Third Vice-President.
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