Texas Pushes Standardization Work
Many municipalities in Texas have converted the threads on fire hydrants, fire hose and fire apparatus to that of the National standard, also called the “American standard” thread. This design calls for an outside diameter of 3 1/16-inch and 7 1/2 threads an inch. Some of the cities thus far standardized are as follows:
LaGrange, Waelder, Flatonia, Schulenberg, Weimar, Columbus, Eagle Lake, Moulton, Gonzales, Shiner, Hallettsville, Yoakum, Fayetteville, Palestine, Center, San Augustine, Alto, Brenham, Bryan, Calvert, College Station, Crockett, Groveton, Hearne, Livingston, Lufkin, Madisonville, Nacogdoches, Navasota, Rusk, Timpson, Trinity, Arkansas Pass, Beeville, Caldwell, Cuero, Elgin, George West, Giddings, Gregory, Huntsville, Kenedy. Nordheim, Port Lavaca, Robstown, Runge, Sinton, Somerville, Taft. Three Rivers, Victoria, Yorktown, Alice, Bastrop, Belton, Bishop, Coleman, Cooledge, Floresville, Groesbeck. Jourdanton, Karnes City, Kerrville, Luling, North Pleasanton, Pleasanton, Poth, Smithville, Teague and Wortham.
Fort Worth has purchased a set of standardization tools and have started work on reconverting the threads. At the present time, the work will be pushed in the north and northeastern section of the state during the Summer months.
Union City, Mich., Has Rural Protection—Union City. Mich., has officially accepted fire apparatus purchased at a cost of $4,000 for rural fire protection.
Ex-Chief of Jerseyville, Ill., Dead—Joseph H. Williamson, for many years chief of the department in Jerseyville, Ill., died at Culver City, Cal., where he had gone to spend the remainder of the winter with his daughter.