Two-Platoon Contest at Lynn
Lynn, Mass., at its municipal election December 1, will vote on the question of adopting the two-platoon system for its fire department. When the agitation for that system was started by firemen some months ago, it was stated that all the members of the department favored it. As the campaign advanced, opposition to its adoption among the firemen increased, and on November 13 a meeting of those opposed to its adoption was held in the Franklin street fire station and a committee was appointed to oppose its adoption at the coming city election. Captain A. G. Preble was chairman and Fred Baldwin, secretary of the meeting. The committee consists of Captains C. G. Phillips and George Hutchinson; Lieutenant F. G. Chamberlain, and Privates G. M. Nichols, John W. Hade, W. C. Blossom, Eric Johnson, George May and Edward Tarbox. The system was discussed at length at the meeting. It was claimed that the proposition to install the system is a scheme of which the firemen are victims. It was claimed that of 70 members of the department who are members of the State Permanent Firemen’s Association, 51 are opposed to the system and 19 are in its favor. All of the local newspapers are publishing a great deal concerning it.