Pay Men Absent Through Sickness
Somewhat of a flurry was caused at the meeting of the members of the Fire and Police Commission, says a local paper of Paterson, N. J., when the applications of ten members of the fire department for full pay, for time lost by them during the recent influenza-pneumonia epidemic, came up for consideration. Chief Thomas L. Coyle stated that he could vouch for the illness of a number of the men whom he had ordered home himself but as no certificates of illness were furnished by the firemen a general discussion was raised. Commissioner Mondon held that firemen who arc ill should be examined by the assistant city physician, as are members of the police departments by the city physician. A resolution to this effect was adopted. The applications of the ten firemen for full pay were granted.