New York Entertains Firemen Locals

Issue 3 and Volume 83.

New York Entertains Firemen Locals The Uniformed Firemen’s Association of Greater New York proved a most painstaking host to the 1930 gathering of representatives of New York State locals of the International Association of Fire Fighters. A most colorful ball and other social functions will never be forgotten by the guests who were fortunate enough to be registered at the Hotel President. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the whole conference was the act put on by the newly formed U. F. A. Glee Club composed of twelve members of the New York Fire Department under the direction of John B. Martin, son of Chief “Smoky” Joe Martin, and Lieutenant William J. Carroll. This entertainment eclipsed anything that had been seen at previous gatherings. Several of the group were former theatrical men. William Bailey of Engine 263, gifted with a rich tenor voice, was a former star of the Broadway…

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