J. A. McCarthy Starts Own Company Justin A. McCarthy, well known salesmen of hose and Fire Department supplies, entered business for himself on February 1. under the name of the Justin A. McCarthy Company, with office and salesroom at 176 Federal Street, Boston. Mass. Mr. McCarthy was born in Waltham, Mass., but moved to Newton in early youth where he has since resided. After attending the Newton High School he became associated with the Henry K. Barnes Company and for many years was manager of the fire hose and fire equipment section of this firm. From 1916 to 1919 he served in the Newton city government as an Alderman, having the endorsement of both the Republican and Democratic parties. THe is an associate member of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts, and the Rhode Island F’ire Chiefs’ Club.