WILL PURCHASE NEW HOSE
Portland. Ore.—Bids will be advertised for new fire hose amounting to $4,500 as soon as specifications are compiled by Fire Chief Young, according to an announcement made by Commissioner Bigelow. An appropriation to cover the entire cost of the hose, which was made available some time ago by action of the council, will be used. The hose will replace several hundred feet of leaky equipment now being used by various fire stations in the city.