Downey Chief of Wallingford
James A. Downey, Wallingford, Conn., has been named Chief to succeed the late John J. Luby, who held the office for many years. Chief Downey who is a veteran member of the department, takes great pride in the fact that he is the father of Morton Downey, internationally known radio and screen artist.
When the elder Downey was elevated to his new position, the son, Morton, heard of his father’s success while in London and immediately wired back:
“Congratulations Dad. Will dedicate ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ to you on my next program.”