One Hundred Chosen for Prizes in Glens Falls Insurance Company’s Contest — Over 150,000 Slogans Received—Winning Slogans

THE prizes in the Fire Prevention Slogan Contest, which the Glens Falls Insurance Company has been conducting during the past months have finally been awarded. The slogans were asked for by the company for educational purposes to “help reduce the appalling loss of life by fire,” and cash prizes were offered totalling $2,000. The details of this contest were published on page 642 of the September 17, 1924, issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. The company offered one prize each of $500, 250 and $100; seven of $50; ten of $25; thirty of $10 and fifty of $5 each.

The judges were T. Alfred Fleming, chairman committee on Fire Prevention Week, National Fire Protection Association, J. H. Tregoe. secretary-treasurer of the National Association of Credit Men and Frank R. Roll, president of the National Association of Insurance Agents.

The response, according to the company, was extraordinary. From ail parts of the country there poured in a flood of 150,000 slogans, which have been turned over to the National Fire Protection Association for its use in Fire Prevention Week, and other work. The prize winners numbering 100, represent 89 cities and towns in forty different states and in Canada.

The first, second and third prize winners with their slogans, are as follows:


“Answer the ‘Burning Question’ with Fire Prevention”—Mrs. W. Cary Matthews, New Orleans, La.


“A Burning House Is a Burning Shame”—Nancy Buckley, San Francisco, Calif.


“Fire Waste Can Never Be Replaced”—C. P. Elliott, New York City.

The slogans of the other prize winners are as follows:

Seven Prizes of $50 Each

The Fire Fiend Fattens on Faulty Flues.

Do Your Part and Fire Won’t Start.

Fire Feeds on Careless Deeds.

Let’s “Blaze the Way” to Keep the Blaze Away.

The Little Fire You Leave May Leave You Little.

Liberty Docs Not Stand for Carelessness, Although She Holds a Torch. Help Keep America from “Going to Blazes”—Guard Against Fire.

Ten Prizes of $25 Each

Fear Fire and Prevent It.

Fire Is an Upstart; Keep It in Its Place!

What Fire Destroys Never Returns.

Abolish Hazards—And You Abolish Flames.

Remember the Ember!

Fire’s a Menace—Kill It with Care!

Fires Are Rare When Care Is There!

Fire Prevention Is Self Protection.

Bank Your Fire as Carefully as You Do Your Dollars.

A Match May Be Down But Not Out.

Thirty Prizes of $10 Each

Fire Is a Glutton; Help Starve It!

A Careless Smoker Is a Fire Provoker.

Patriotic People Practice Fire Prevention.

Why Work and Save to Burn.

In the Moonlight It Looked Like a Mansion. Resplendent from Cellar to Dome.

But the Daylight Revealed What the Builder Concealed. ’Twas a Hazard Instead of a Home.

Sowing Matches—Reaping Ashes.

Prevention Takes the Ire Out of Fire.

A Dead Camp Fire Means a Live Forest.

Safety Ever, Fires Never.

Eire Sweeps Where Carelessness Creeps.

Guerd the Match from Rat and Mouse and Save a Barn a store, a House.

There Must Be No Pacifists in the War Against Fire.

Lark Your Matches in a Safety Zone.

Smoke from a Burning House I s Incense to the Gods of Carelessness! Cheaper to Examine the Flue Than Build Another House Better a Dollar Spent in Eire Prolection Than Dollars Lost for Lack of It.

Fire Prevention Is the Difference Between Care More and Carriess. Check Your Fires and SaveYour Cheques.

Where Children Are Taught, Fires Will Be Naught.

When Flames Go Up, Nations Go Down.

Use Soap and Water to Get Things Clean,

It Is Safer and Cheaper Than Gasoline.

The Business End of a Match May Be the End of a City’s Business Better a Dead Coal Than a Dead Loss.

The Time to Put Out a Eire Is Before You Drop the Match.

Fires “Are Made By Fools Like Me. But Only God Can Make a Tree” Guarded Lights Mean Guarded Lives.

Crowding the Furnace Too Much on a Cold Day May Crowd You Out of a Home.

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Suspect and Inspect, But Do Not Neglect.

Prevent Fire by “Firing” Carelessness.

Haphazard Is Ofttimea a Fire Hazard.

Fifty Prizes of $5 Each

Careless Hands Are Firebrands.

Don’t Make Light of the Match.

Fire Is a Slow Starter But A Good Finisher—Beat It at the Start, Chaperone Your Own Fires.

“Buts” Are Safer in Sentences Than in Waste Baskets!

Fire Fire First Before Fire Fires You.

Be Careful of Your Wires,

Watch Your Chimney Too,

You’ve Seen Disastrous Fires,

Why Let It Happen to You.

Common Sense Saves Burnt Dollars.

Just Go Ahead ami Set the World on Fire If You Can, But Use Brains Instead of Matches.

Preventing a Fire in Time May Save Your Home or Maybe Mine. When Men Strike They “Go Out”; But Matches Don’t.

Cigarettes Are Irresponsible. Do Not Let Them Go Out Alone. Remember Fireproof Does Not Mean Foolproof.

A Match Is a Useful and Wonderful Tool,

Not a Plaything Designed for a Child or a Fool.

Some Are Firewise,

Some Are Otherwise,

What Are You?

Clean Flues Keep the Home Fires Burning.

Precaution Is the Master of Fire.

Don’t Blame the Match, You Should Have Used Your Head.

Watch the Sparks -They’re the Children of Destruction.

Pour Oil on Troubled Waters, But Never on Your Fire.

An Inch of Flue Repairs Is Worth a Mile of Fire Hose.

Make a Little Use of Your Thinking Apparatus and You Will Have Little Use for Your Fire Apparatus.

Be a Hero, Not a Nero.

A Match Snuffed Out Puts Fire to Rout.

The Knd of a Perfect Cigarette May Start a Conflagration.

Matches, Like Gossips Are Very I11 Bred,

What They Stir Up Is Sure to Spread.

Fire Is a Welcome Visitor, But Always See It Out.

When Your Match “Goes Out” Be Sure That It Can’t “Come Back.

The Fire Thief Cannot Pick a Prevention Lock.

Use Caution—It Beats Blazes!

Prevention Is a “Stitch in Time Which Saves 9,999.”

Electric Irons May Be Sad Irons If You Don’t Watch Out.

Spy for Sparks. *

In Every Fire There Is an I That Might Have Prevented It.

Prevent Fires by Watching Yours.

Has a Match a Brighter Head Than Yours?

Fire, Faithful Friend, Fearful Foe.

One Man’s Fire May Bankrupt Fifty.

Say It with Safety and Save the Flowers.

Don’t Flirt with Fire.

Gasoline Develops Horsepower—Use Horse Sense in Handling It.

Help Blaze the Way to a Blazeless Day—Banish Fire Hazards.

Picnic Fires Are Lots of Fun,

But Put Them Out When You Are Done.

You Don’t Need to Be in the Army to Protect Your Country; Put Out That Camp Fire.

Fire Controlled Is Friend Indeed; Uncontrolled, a Terrible Fiend. Smokers, Be Careful Where You Throw Those Stubs,

And Don’t Be Classed with the Arson Dubs.

Fire—Its Cure Is-Costly—Its Prevention Cheap!

Poke the Fire, Don’t Oil It!

Preventing Fires the Year Around Reduces the Fire Loss in Your Town. Play with Fire and Fire Will Get You.

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