The Annual Convention of the National Firemen’s Association
The National Firemen’s Association, of which Battalion Chief John Crapo, 214 W. 22nd street, Chicago, Ill., is the secretary, held its annual convention in that city on May 21, 22 and 23. The convention headquarters were at the LaSalle Hotel and an interesting program was arranged. In the way of entertainment, the members and guests present were treated to an automobile ride through the parks, and then given a ride up the river on the fire boat, this courtesy being extended by Fire Marshal O’Connor. The first evening was devoted to a memorial service to the deceased firemen, the next evening the delegates were treated to a theatre party. The new officers of the association are as follows: H. E. McNally, assistant chief Saginaw, Mich., president; B. E. Fisher, Orland, Ill., vicepresident; James Crapo, Chicago, Ill., secretaty; J. W. Persh, captain Crookston, Minn., treasurer, and Eugene Parsons, secretary Iowa State Association, national organizer. The place of holding the next convention was referred to the executive committee for investigation. Greater interest was shown at this meeting than has been displayed for a number of years, there being representatives from nine states present, and many interesting and instructive discussions were held at the meetings.