Washington Firemen Hold Second Convention

Washington Firemen Hold Second Convention

The second annual convention of the Washington State Firemen’s Ass’n, which was held in Yakima on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th was, according to the members, one of the best conventions which they had ever attended.

The talks included a talk and demonstration of carbonmonoxide poisoning and resuscitation by H. H. Sanderson and an address by Jay W. Stevens. Action was started to provide some sort of relief for volunteer firemen injured in the line of duty and to try to get legislation and state help on the standardization of hose couplings.

Officers elected were Ray H. Hare, assistant chief, Yakima, president; L. R. Barnes, Everett, vice-president; C. H. Tracey, Arlington, treasurer; and H. S. Jenkins, Bellingham, secretary.

Engineer Black, Scranton, Dead After Fifty Years’ Service —William S. Black, stationary engineer in charge of the Albright Avenue plant of the Scranton Gas and Water Company of Scranton, Pa, for the past fifty years, died at his home in that city on October 10th, following a sudden illness.

Utilities Company Asks Morgantown Rate Increase—The West Virginia Utilities Company has filed an application, with the public service commission for increased water rates in the city of Morgantown, W. Va. The increase which is being asked will affect only those consumers who use over 100,000 gallons of water per month. The old rate for those using in excess of this quantity was ten cents per thousand gallons. The new rate asked is IS cents per thousand gallons for all consumers using in excess of 60,000 gallons each month. The rate of one dollar per month minimum will remain the same as will the rate of $10 per year for each fire plug in the city and $20 per year for all private plugs. The rate schedule for users of water up to 60,000 gallons a month will remain the same. It is 30 cents up to 10,000 gallons; 25 cents, up to 20,000 gallons; 20 cents, up to 30,000 gallons and 15 cents up to 40,000 gallons. It is expected that the Morgantown city council will not protest the increase providing certain improvements were made to the water plant and system.

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