Award of Prizes for Liberty Loan Work of New York Department

Award of Prizes for Liberty Loan Work of New York Department

On October 3 last, Special Order No. 183 of the fire department of New York City urged upon the members the necessity for united and special effort in the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign. The order said in part : “The Fire Department of the City of New York has never faltered in patriotic and manly effort and its traditions must not only be upheld now but we of that Department must set a new standard higher than ever before. Hundreds of our men are ‘over there’; the greeting and cheer that the Fire Department must send to the representatives in the forefront of the battle lines must be at least 300,000 individual subscriptions to the Fourth Liberty (Victory) Loan. Let each man enlist in this supreme effort the services, as aides, of sweetheart, wife, friend and acquaintance.” That the officers and men of the department responded nobly is a matter of history, as is also the splendid results they achieved. The following is a list of prize winners of the department :

First prize, $130 in Liberty Bonds, awarded to the member of either the uniformed force or auxiliary corps who secured the largest total amount of subscriptions. Won by Captain William F. Purdy, of H. & L. Co. 15, by securing a total of $1,577,250 in subscriptions.

Second prize, $100 in Libeity Bonds, awarded to the member who secured the second largest total amount of subscriptions. Won by Captain John J. Waldron, of Engine Co. 33, by securing a total of $759,600 in subscriptions.

Third prize, a $50 Liberty Bond, awarded to the member who secured the third largest total amount of subscriptions. Won by Captain Thomas J. O’Toole, of Engine Co. 27, by securing a total.of $568,550 in subscriptions.

First prize, $150 in Liberty Bonds, awarded to the member who secured the greatest number of subscriptions, irrespective of the amount thereof. Won by Fireman Henry E. Griffard, of Engine Co. 7, by securing 843 subscriptions.

Second prize, $100 in Liberty Bonds, awarded to the member who secured the second greatest number of subscriptions, irrespective of the amount thereof. Won by Captain Thomas J. O’Toole, of Engine Co. 27, by securing 797 subscriptions.

Third prize, a $50 Liberty Bond, awarded to the member who secured the third greatest number of subscriptions, irrespective of the amount thereof. Won by Fireman John Paul, of Engine Co. 16, by securing 793 subscriptions.

Borough Prizes.

First prize, $100 in Liberty Bonds, awarded to the member in each borough who sold the greatest number of coupon books: Manhattan—Won by Fireman John Paul, of Engine Co. 16, by selling 775 $50 books. Brooklyn—Won by Fireman John S. Dowd, of Engine Co. 224, by selling 370 $50 books and 125 $100 books, or a total of 495 books. Bronx— Won by Fireman James F. Kennedy, of H. & L. Co. 49, by selling 368 $50 books. Richmond—Won by Fireman Joseph Rheinish, of H. & L. Co. 81, by selling 328 $50 books. Queens—Won by Fireman William Meystrik, of Engine Co. 262, by selling 206 $50 books.

Second prize, a $50 Liberty Bond, awarded to the member in each borough who sold the second greatest number of coupon books: Manhattan—Won by Fireman Henry E. Griffard, of Engine Co. 7, by selling 577 $50 books and 13 $100 books, or a total of 590 books. Brooklyn—Won by Fireman Peter J. Cassidy of H. & L. Co. 132, by selling 163 $50 books. Bronx—Won by Fireman George E. Green, of H. & L. Co. 31, by selling 146 $50 books. Richmond—Won by Fireman Hugh V. Mullally, of Engine Co. 158, by selling 212 $50 books. Queens —Won by Fireman Thomas F. Lucas, of H. & L. Co. 115, by selling 114 $30 books.

Third prize, $25, awarded to the member in each borough who sold the third greatest number of coupon books: Manhattan—Won by Fireman James Heary, of Engine Co. 27, by selling 525 $50 books and 43 $100 books, or a total of 568 books. Brooklyn—Won by Fireman Richard J. Jacobs, of Engine Co. 245, by selling 149 $50 books. Bronx—Won by Fireman Alfred H. Connihan, of Engine Co. 41, by selling 96 $50 books. Richmond—Won by Fireman William H. Hale, of H. & L. Co. 79, by selling 178 $50 books. Queens—Won by Fireman John F. Connelly, of H. & L. Co. 125, by selling 69 $50 books.

Company Prizes.

First prize, $100, awarded to the company which secured the greatest number of subscriptions irrespective of the amount thereof. Won by Engine Co. 72, by securing 746 Pledge Form Subscriptions and selling 776 Fifty Dollar Books and 50 One Hundred Dollar Books, making a total of 1,572 subscriptions.

Second, prize $100, awarded to the company which secured the largest amount of subscriptions. Won by Hook and Ladder Company 15, by securing a total of $1,590,150.00 in subscriptions.

Family Prize.

Family prize, to be awarded to any member of the family of either an active, retired or deceased member of the Fire Department who secures the greatest number of subscriptions irrespective of the amount thereof. Subscriptions must be turned over to the nearest Company Commander, who will keep a record thereof, and forward them in the same manner as other subscriptions, but they must not be counted in the company total. Won by Mrs. John Kenlon, wife of John Kenlon, Chief of Department, by securing 32 subscriptions, with a total of $178,500.

Newly Appointed Chiefs.

Aurora, Ill.—Herman Lohmann.

Coopersburg, Pa.—Stanley Geisinger.

Cohoes, N. Y.—James H. Golden.

Miami, Okla.—Herbert E. Markwell.

Hackensack, N. J.—Herman Musschl.

Hillsboro, Tex.—Dock Phillips.

Steubenville, Ohio.—Edward J. Green.

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