Salting New Hay Prevents Fire
When storing hay in barn or stack, we find it good practice to use a ten-quart pail of salt, no lumps, to each load. Scatter it thoroly, after the load has been placed in mow or stack, the same as the old method of broadcasting grain. Be sure to crush all lumps, as they will not dissolve.
This practice will not only make the hay more palatable, but it will prevent it from heating, and is good insurance against fire by spontaneous combustion.—The Dairy Farmer.
Worcester, Mass., to Have New Ladder Company -A new ladder company, will be shortly created in Worcester, Mass., and housed in the new bungalow station in the Tatnuck district of the city. Money has been authorized for the purchase of a new ladder truck. Ten men and four officers will be provided for the new unit.
Box 4 Association Holds Anniversary Banquet—The Box 4 Association in Worcester, Mass., celebrated the sixth anniversary of the Knowles Building fire with a banquet and entertainment in the new fire alarm headquarters building. The speakers included Supt. Morey F. Orrell of the Worcester fire alarm system; Chief Charles L. McCarthy, Worcester; Chief Selden Allen of Brookline, Mass., and officers of the association. A. D. Wheeler, New England district manager of the Gamewell Company gave an interesting talk on the development of the fire alarm telegraph.