When Charles Edward Spry, who was born in Dayton on January 9, 1878, is not hunting or chasing the members of the finny tribe, he is busy at the switchboard at police headquarters receiving hourly reports from the patrolmen of the force or listening to telephone complaints of the public. He is on duty eight hours out of every twenty-four, and has many duties to perform. Mr. Spry learned to be a telegrapher after completing his education in the public schools, and was engaged in that capacity when appointed to his present position. He is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America and has many friends. Mr. Spry was happily married in his early years to Miss Sophia Eby, and they have two children, Arthur and Charles H.