Stover Special to I. A. F. E. Convention
The “Stover Special” has been a feature of the convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers for many years. Frank T. Stover, general agent of the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company, writes to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, under date of May 28, 1921, as follows: “With reference to the International Association of Fire Engineers’ Convention to be held at Atlanta, Oct. 11 to 15, inclusive, 1 am pleased to advise that arrangements are now being negotiated for the regular “Stover Special,” which has been operating in past years to take the Fire Chiefs from this section of the country through to the convention.
“We are anticipating a little more elaborate program this year by way of stop-overs at Nashville, to give those who wish an opportunity of taking an automobile ride of at least a couple of hours through the battle field section.
“As all details are not yet worked out, we have held the general letters in abeyance, and within a period of six weeks, hope to be able to send out general letters outlining full itinerary of the trip. We feel that we have completely arranged with the Southern Passenger Association to secure a rate and a half for the round trip, and anticipate a more successful number than in the past. We hope to have any special cars of the eastern chiefs as well as those in the central stations enroute, join us.”
The new fire alarm whistle of Sterling, Mass., it is claimed, can be heard for five miles around.