Salem Firemen Observe Anniversary
A banquet was held in the Hotel Hawthorne, Salem, Mass., on the evening of October 25 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Salem Firemen’s Relief Association.
Chief Howard C. Kimball, of the Salem Fire Department, acted as toastmaster.
There were 141 persons at the dinner. Prominent among the guests were Chief William C. Mahoney, of Peabody; Chief Homer Marchant, of Gloucester; Chief James Warnock, of Swampscott; Chief Edward E. Chase, of Lynn; Chief Joseph Kelly, of Danvers; Daniel J. Looney, secretary of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association; M. Joseph Manning, of Milton, treasurer of the state association; Michael J. McGonagle, of Boston, president of the Russell Fire Club; Capt. Frank H. Tarr, of the Wenham fire department; Francis E. Slattery, chairman of the Boston Schoolhouse Commission; Sergt. John Harkins, of the Salem police department; and Deputy Chief James S. Koen, of the Salem fire department.
Chief Kimball is president of the association and Deputy Chief Koen is vice-president. Lieut. Crowley is secretary and W. H. Annable is the treasurer. There were speeches and musical selections at the close of the dinner and Secretary Crowley gave a brief outline of the history and accomplishments of the relief association.