Young Chief of Bridgeport, Conn.
While it is every boy’s wish to roam about the fire station and bask in the reflected light of the shining apparatus, it isn’t every boy that is as fortunate as Howard Bogey, the twelve-yearold school boy of Bridgeport, Conn., who was in charge of the Bridgeport fire department for a day.
The appointment, which was the coveted position, was made in connection with the observance of Boys’ Week under the direction of the American Legion. The appointee had the highest honors in school and accordingly was given the most desired position. Chief Johnson drove his co-worker to the various fire stations so that he would have the opportunity of meeting the men under his charge. Other boys in the same week, filled other city offices such as mayor, chief of police, comm ssioners and so forth.
Even misfortune must come to the great. While engaged in playing his part in the offices of Chief Johnson, “Chief” Bogey missed an alarm which came in. He couldn’t slide the brass pole and was therefore left alone in headquarters. And so the day for him was spoiled.