Cribby Appointed Chief of Somerville With the appointment of Deputy Chief Joseph A. Cribby as head of the fire department of Somerville, Mass., ended a long drawn out contest for the position made vacant by the resignation of Chief Sewall M. Rich last September. Chief Cribby was appointed a call member October 1, 1892 and became a permanent member February 12, 1896. On September 1, 1899 he was promoted to lieutenant and on November 3, 1911 was made second assistant chief. Appointment as district chief was made October 15, 1920 and deputy chief, July 23, 1921. He was born at Cape Elizabeth, Me., August 22, 1864.