Fire Bell Club Banquets
The Fire Bell Club of New York, much publicized fire buffs’ organization, held its 13th Annual Anniversary Dinner at the Hotel Martinique, Feb. 11th, last, with over 300 celebrities and members in attendance.
Club members feted officers and members of the New York Fire Department, headed by Fire Commissioner Frank Grumet and Fire Chief Peter Loftus. Among the out-of-town dignitaries present was Puerto Rico’s Fire Chief, Raul Gandara.
Highlight of the celebration was a skit entitled “Up in Central Park” (home of the Manhattan Fire Alarm headquarters). The one-act “fantasy” which described the operations of the fire alarm office, “brought down” the house.
Officers of the Club are Homer E. Martin, president; John F. Connell, MD, vice president, Francis J. Daly, secretary and William Leavy, treasurer.