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FIRE IS THE
A VACCINE THAT PREVENTS FIRE
IMMUNE-AS IF “VACCINATED” AGAINST FIRE
BY FREDERICK REIDEMEISTER
spray of water, and at the same instant "Disrupted organization is of vital Our children will live to see the day send in a fire alarm.
moment to Steinway & Sons, because when the dreaded fire peril will be as
"We found that even in the day the sweet tone of the Steinway piano obsolete as log houses; the day when there time, when our 500 employees are on which has a world-wide reputation is will be no such thing as buildings or build- duty, a small blaze might gain great the product of a peculiar organization ing contents that will burn.
headway, if no sprinkler was there that has handed the method down
like a sentinel to automatically discover from father to son. No one or two All buildings and their contents will be as immune from fire as if“vaccinated." it
, drench it and automatically call for of our artists and artisans can produce
the fire department. Automatic fire this Steinway tone, but the whole This method is not a new and untested fighting is obviously quicker and more organization working in harmony, is thing. It is old and practical. it is fatal to fire than human attack. what creates it. thirty years old. It has prevented many "We found that the Grinnell Sprink “Therefore, if through a stoppage of thousand fires from getting away,” put- ler System is a vaccine which makes our plants by fire, this organization ting them out with an average loss of both building and its contents immune were disbanded and scattered, the loss only $265 per fire. from fire.
to us would be a calamity. And we A world-wide campaign against fire “Therefore, 3 years ago we installed propose to have no such calamity.” has begun. Great business concerns have a Grinnell Automatic Sprinkler System
(End of letter) consented to give their experience with this in our plants.
No Investment Needed "vaccine,” for the benefit of merchants,
Saved $15,000 Per Year
The reason why many reputable manufacturers, public officials and human
“The initial cost of the Grinnell in- Construction Companies offer to furity, in the hope that their experience may
stallation was $30,000. As soon lead every building owner or tenant to
nish an automatic sprinkler system the equipment was in, the insurance free of charge is quite clear, when you give his property the “treatment."
companies reduced the cost of our The following is the first of these experi- insurance $15,000 per year.
consider the large saving on insurance.
Thus These construction companies purences, written by Mr. Frederick Reide
during the three years which the chase the sprinkler system, have it inmeister, Treasurer Steinway & Sons, one Grinnell System has been in our stalled in your plant; let the insurance of the greatest piano manufacturers in the plant, it has paid for itself and, besides, reductions pay for it, then deliver it world.
has earned a profit of $15,000. It will free and clear to you, taking a small Read this Steinway Letter
continue to earn a profit of $15,000 margin of profit for themselves.
per year indefinitely- perhaps as long “The Steinway plant, located at
Small Concerns Benefit as we are in business. Steinway, Long Island, has the regular “This reduction may seem incredible,
as Well as Large New York City fire department - the but when it is known that our rate Smaller concerns than Steinway, best that money can buy-only 5 min- dropped from $1.50 to 1078 cents per which need to keep their working utes away.
hundred dollars as soon as the Grinnell capital undisturbed, should see in this "In addition to this city fire protec- System was installed, the fact that we new method a great opportunity to tion, we have our own fire department effected a saving of $15,000 per year make money without investment. in the Steinway plant. We have two will not be astonishing.
Any obstacles (local or foreign) 50,000 gallon cisterns connected with a
"Purchasing and installing an auto- which are preventing you from instaltremendous high pressure steam pump,
matic sprinkler system in our plant is ling sprinklers can be overcome by our and these are connected with stand pipes and hose throughout our buildthe most profitable business we have experts. We have shown hundreds of
merchants and manufacturers how to ings. We also maintain a fire brigade engaged in or known of.
get sprinklers in spite of seeming obequipped with a chemical engine and "When asked what first induced us stacles, such as short leases, inadequate have frequent fire drills.
to install automatic sprinklers, we re water supply, indisposition to invest “These two fire departments would plied “To get a low insurance rate, working capital in sprinklers, despoilaseem more than abundant fire protec but that was not the only inducement. tion of artistic effects, exposure hazards, tion. But they were not enough to “For example, we have 500 employ- lack of watchman service, unheated get us a low insurance rate.
ees working in our plants. We wanted buildings, etc., etc. “And until we could get a low rate them absolutely free from the peril of
Many concerns which now have of insurance we knew our buildings fire. Also, we wanted our employees Grinnell sprinklers thought it imposwere not safe from fire. As the insur- free from any danger of being thrown sible to have sprinkler protection until ance rate, so the fire danger. out of employment.
they wrote us. "We found that only an automatic The Real Tragedy of Fire Dictate a short letter to your secresprinkler system would reduce our in
“Lastly, we did not want the business tary-now—telling the reasons, if any, surance rate to the point where we interruption which a fire always entails why you think you cannot have a felt out of danger.
- the real tragedy of a fire. One can Grinnell System. "We found that a fire department recover his property loss from the in The Grinnell Automatic Sprinkler and a watchman system, however effi surance companies, but he cannot System is manufactured and installed cient, cannot automatically discover a recover the orders which a fire prevents by the General Fire Extinguisher Comfire in our buildings at dead of night; his filling, nor can he recover his dis- pany, 276 West Exchange St., Providrench it instantly with a quenching banded organization. .
dence, Rhode Island.
THE STRUGGLE OVER THE SHIP-PURCHASE BILL AND
ITS EFFECTS ON THE WILSON ADMINISTRATION THE 'HE most serious situation that has developed in our after the close of the European war, and the ships
relations with the warring nations, especially with should then revert to the navy, as naval auxiliaries, or, Germany, found us last month in the midst of a bitter if not suitable for such use, might be leased to private political struggle in Ilashington—the most bitter that owners. As this is written, the fight on this new form has taken place during the Wilson administration. In of the bill is still on, but the passage of the bill seems to the Senate, resort has been had, and by such Senators be impossible. as Root, Burton and Lodge, to that most extreme of
President Wilson's Hold all forms of opposition, the filibuster. The floor was
On His Party. held by Senators in opposition to the ship-purchase bili, IT HAS become increasingly clear that this contest
over the ship-purchase bill is a sort of premature the debate. The life of this Congress terminates by opening of the next presidential contest. The division law on the fourth of March, and the effort of the Re in both houses of Congress has been pretty nearly on publicans was to delay a vote on the bill, if necessary, partisan lines. Altho Democratic leaders like Clark, until the end of the session. Test votes indicated that Underwood and Kitchin are opposed to the plan, yet 45 Democratic Senators and 3 Republicans were ready the appeal to support the administration was made to support the bill and 41 Republicans and 7 Democrats effectively, Speaker Clark himself, in the Democratic ready to vote against it—48 on each side, leaving the caucus, saying: “You have wandered in the wilderness Vice-President to cast the deciding vote. With no rule for sixteen years and unless you follow the leader of in the Senate for the closing of debate, the defeat of your party you will wander again.” The President's the bill became simply a question of physical endurance, power over his party was never more signally shown lung-power and constant vigilance. The Democrats than in the case of this bill. According to one Demostood the delay until within fourteen working days of cratic Senator, quoted but not named by Colonel J. C. the end of the session. Then, with most of the big ap Hemphill, there are not twelve Democratic Senators propriation bills yet to be passed, they brought in a who are at heart in favor of the bill. It came as a surclôture measure, and the Republicans promptly pro- prise, the program for this session being to pass the ceeded to filibuster on that. Then a new turn was appropriation bills and not take up any other important made. A Republican bill—the Weeks bill—that had measures. Yet, “under the spell of the White House,” already passed the Senate and had gone to the lower the President's followers in both houses have gone to house, was entirely made over in the House by means the limit in support of the measure. With a big deficit of amendments into a modified ship-purchase bill, was looming up in spite of a “war tax," an income tax and then adopted and sent back to the Senate in the hope a corporation tax, they have consented to the unexof satisfying enough rebellious Democrats to secure a pected appropriation of the $40,000,000 carried by this clear majority. The important change made in this bill. They have given it the right of way over all the new Weeks-Gore bill was one which provided that the other appropriation bills, and, after a month of futile experiment in government ownership and operation of effort to overcome the obstruction of the Republican merchant ships' should automatically end two years
filibuster, the House caucus again, on February 16, by
commerce is being seriously hampered and ocean-rates intolerably increased, in some cases tenfold above the normal; and that no one has proposed any other method by which the situation can be met except the system of subsidies, which has been explicitly rejected by the Democratic party over and over again. "Opposition to the measure," says the N. Y. World, the most vigorous champion of the bill to be found in the press, "offers nothing but subsidy in its place":
"In the view of the elder statesmen, it is all right to make a gift of $30,000,000 to ship-owners who agree to take out American registry, but it is all wrong to expend $30,000,000 for vessels which the people will own and control. Here
INTERESTING DEBATE ON THE SHIP-PURCHASE BILL WHICH
- McCutcheon in Chicago Tribune
a vote of 154 to 29, registered the will of the President, every one of his wishes, according to the New York Times Washington correspondent, being "observed to the letter.” Yet there seems to be no doubt, in the
Sesong minds of Democrats themselves, that the political situation has been very gravely affected by the fight over
"We have come into a period of confidence.”—President Wilson.
Puzzle: Find the confidence. the bill. “There is no question," says the Charleston
-Cesare in X. Y. Sun Nen's and Courier, “but that President Il'ilson is face to face with a dangerous crisis." "It is freely said,"
again it is monopoly and privilege and plunder on the one remarks another Democratic paper, the Buffalo Courier,
side and Government ownership on the other. Confronted "that this ship episode has knocked out President \\'il
by such an issue, with no other way out, most of the Demo
crats in Congress adhere to Government ownership, and son for a second term. Maybe it has. The President
The l'orld agrees with them. certainly doesn't act like a man fishing for a second “Government ownership is a last resort, to be accepted term.”
not because it is Democratic but because it is the one final
remedy for political and economic 'hold-ups.'"
The same paper lays stress on the fact that six years (EVER before, perhaps, has a measure that has
ago, under the Roosevelt administration, the federal made so much of a stir received so little discussion. It was proposed as an emergency measure, to
government bought and proceeded to operate the Pan
ama Railway Company and with it a line of steamships meet the conditions resulting from the war, and was,
running from New York to Christobal, an experiment for that reason, rushed through the lower house. In
in government ownership that "has not undermined the the contest in the Senate the Democrats have refused
Constitution, demoralized ocean rates or injured any to argue the points raised, on the ground that prompt private interest in its continuing.” action rather than argument is demanded. Hardly a Democratic leader has been heard from on the measure
Startling Increase in with the exception of Secretary McAdoo and Secretary
Ocean Rates. Redfield and President Wilson himself, Even the IN
NA communication to the Senate, Secretaries McPresident has had very little to say in public, his refer
Adoo and Redfield supported the measure on the ence to the measure at Indianapolis being very brief ground of the saving to be effected for American shipand his speech before the National Chamber of Com pers. They said: merce not touching on the measure at all, much to the
“The increased ocean freight charge arbitrarily imposed surprise of those present. The defense of the bill has
upon our farmers and business men, for the month of been almost entirely confined to two lines, namely, that December, 1914, only, was $18,018,700. If exports by sea there is a ship famine, in consequence of which our continue for the twelve months of 1915 at the December,