Friends Honor D. J. Looney
A testimonial banquet was given in honor of Daniel J. Looney, Secretary of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association, in the ballroom of the Hotel Bradford, Boston, on November 20.
The Committee of Arrangements was composed of Fred J. Dobbratz, Chairman; John H. Day, Toastmaster; Edward J. C. Powers, W. Fred Thomas, M. Joseph Manning, Michael J. McGonagle, Frank B. Cook, James J. Higgins, and officers of the Russell Fire Club.
More than 350 persons attended the dinner, which was a stag affair, with entertainment and music. Among the speakers were Congressman McCormack, Ex-Senator Mulhern, Ex-Fire Commissioner McLaughlin, and Joseph McGrath, President of the Boston City Council. High tribute was paid to “Dan” Looney by the speakers and a substantial check was given him as a token of the affection and esteem of his many friends.