Power Wanted to Regulate Cleaners
When the California State Fire Chiefs’ Association meets in Sacramento in March a bill to give the state fire marshal additional power in regulating the maintenance and operation of cleaning and dyeing plants will be considered. A special committee lias been appointed to study a bill which has been suggested. This committee will report at the Sacramento meeting and if the bill meets with the approval of the Association it will be presented to the Legislature which is now in session.
Under the provisions of the proposed bill all cleaning and dyeing establishments will be compelled to apply for a license to operate in the state. The license fee has been set in the outlined measure at S100. Money thus obtained would be credited to the State Fire Marshal’s department to be used in enforcing the provisions of the law. The Fire Marshal would have power to supervise the construction of the plants, to license or close down any establishment which may not be constructed as nearly fire proof as possible.
Explosion of Still Kills One—An explosion of a still in a house in Nattick, Mass., resulted in the death of one and a $35,000 fire damage.