Southern N. Y. Volunteers Hold Convention
Islip, Long Island, was host to the thirty-first annual convention of the Southern New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association. About four hundred delegates from various fire departments in Nassau, Kings. New York. Richmond, Suffolk, Westchester. Bronx and Rockland counties were present.
The invocation was given by Rev. Peter R. Joshua of the Presbyterian Church, and prominent village officials welcomed the association to the town. In the afternoon of the first day. Rev. Joseph R. Alten, president of the association, and candidate for the office of vice-president of the New York State Firemen’s Association, presented his report for the year. Rev. Alten praised the work done for the association by A. V. Santmis of Huntington, and by P. J. McCarthy, chairman of the law committee. The law committee was very active in fighting all legislation that would be detrimental to the interests of the volunteer firemen.
The following officers were elected to take office on October 1st: President, Frank A. Howland of Islip; first vice-president, George M. Solan of Woodhavenr second vice-president, John P. Kelly of Brooklyn; secretary, August Kalb of Rockville Centre; treasurer. Philip Peters of Patchogue.
The place of holding next year’s session was referred to the board of officers with power, alter which the convention adjourned.
A tournament and parade was held on Thursday. June 24. Companies from the following towns competed in the various events: Amityville, Port Washington. Patchogue, I.ynbrook. Sea Cliff, Bay Shore, Mastic, Islip, Little Neck, Roscdale, West Sayville, Inwood, Bellmore, Merrick, Hempstead, Long Beach. Farmingdale, Sayville, Great Neck, Woodmore, Oceanside, Mai verne, East Islip, Glenwood, Quoque, Roosevelt, Baldwin, Lindenhurst, Huntington, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Manor, Cold Spring Harbor, Central Park, Westbury, Bohemia, Elmont, Greenport, Syossct, Glen Cove, Port Jefferson, and Center Islip.
Many prizes were provided for the various competitions, and the committee in charge of the preparations provided many entertainment features for the delegates.
New Fire Station for Providence, R. I.—A contract was awarded for the construction of a new fire station in Providence R. I. The station will be erected at a cost of $30,000.