South Carolina Firemen in Convention
The tenth annual convention of the South Carolina State Firemen’s Association, was held at Florence. June 23 and 24, with an unusually large attendance. Chief Louis Behrens, of Charleston president of the association, occupied the chair. The papers read were: “Water Systems Best Adapted to Small Towns,” by E. B. Proctor of the Southeastern Underwriter’s Association. “Fire Waste in South Carona,” by F. H. McMaster, State Insurance Commissioner. “Care of Fire Hose,” by Chief H. B. Wells, of Newberry. “Fire Prevention, and Building Inspection by Members of Fire Departments,” by Chief Behrens, and “Building Code Suitable for Small Towns and Villages.” by Chief O. K. Laroque. of Marion. Chief W. J. May of Columbia was presented with a costly stick pin by members of the Association as a token of their esteem. The annual dues were reduced from $1.00 to 50 cents, and from 50 to 25 cents. The reports of the officers of the association indicated that it is in a most flourishing condition. The following officers were elected: Chief Louis Behrens, Charleston. president; Chief O. C. Laroque, Marion, first vice-president; F. J. Wells. Newberry, second vice-president: R. S. Hood, Sumter, secretary; T. O. S. Dibble, Orangeburg, treasurer; C. J. Levy, Georgetown, statistician. The convention next year will be held at Greenwood.