Western Penn. Firemen Hold Convention
The thirty-second annual convention of the Western Foremen’s Association was brought to a close on August 15 at New Brighton, Pa. A camp was established in Brady’s Run for the visitors.
The convention was opened by George E. Dietrich of Monaca, president of the Beaver County Firemen’s Association, and the address of welcome was made by George A. Baldwin, president of Beaver Valley; the response was made by J. A. Cypher of Connellsville, president of the association.
Rev. J. W. Schell of Beaver Falls conducted the memorial services for nineteen deceased members of the association including the late Chiefs Howard Dowdell of Meadville and Gustave Schaaf of Donora. Mr. Lowers was unanimously elected president for the coming year. A feature of the closing of the convention was the selection of a girl in the popularity contest to be crowned “Miss Beaver Valley.”
Yakima, Wash., Conducting Tests—Plans have been made to test the chances of obtaining an adequate supply from the wells for the city’s proposed new water works system.