1 Jan 1922 Firefighter new years party Lucy committee

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1 Jan 1922 Firefighter new years party Lucy committee - FIRE FIGHTERS, VERY MUC WITNESS DEATH 1921 I...
FIRE FIGHTERS, VERY MUC WITNESS DEATH 1921 I IIT llf n t y-l y-l y-l -" -" -l -l m vw v. iinitr m an MU WLLLUMt Mb NLW IbAK to-I Members of Black Mountain and Canton Depart- Depart- .. . a , t, . . wxma xreseut ana lor x irsi lime Annual uanquei Is Graced With the Presence of Ladies Chief Duckett and Assistant Matthews Given Tokens ofEsteeni. The Asheville Fire department ha acquired such a wonderful successfully ushered out the year hatit of celebrating the incoming 1921 last night and In lis place . ye.t- ye.t- with a series of banquets to welcomed the youthful 1922 Gathering for the hi-st hi-st hi-st time upon the main floor a' central heaci- heaci- rmnrti'ni th. Yaw Vup'a loKlloa unniiin fnr ih wmI flre-flvht. flre-flvht. flre-flvht. uaihy for the firemen, saying ri ers in that the ladies were present 1 was somewhat of u "tlrcnghter" as honor guests. Heretofore the himself. vl-lch vl-lch vl-lch it had been the good tor-tun.' tor-tun.' tor-tun.' of the speaker to be invited. He t.cped the habit would List, he raid, lie expressed a fellow sym outing was strictly "stag," the celebration dating back to the tiniv? when Dutch suppers could be hld with the "Dutch" included. Firemen from the Black Mountain and Canton departments rero present as guests of the Asheville aggregation. Following an unusually well prepared prepared meal of which upward of 250 or more partook bounteously, and yet left loaded tables brtrlnd tlum men prominent in the civic nm were called upon for short Hp was followed by S. O. Bens Bens rd. a former chief of the local department, who thanked the Indus Indus for the excellent meal t.i- t.i- lad prepared and for their presence presence at the celebration, Uev. Dr. A. E. Rrown. of West Asheville, add'essed the gathering with expressions expressions of appreciation for beliu. a part of such, an enthusiastic celebration. Called by popular acclaim, Jmaes H. AVood. honorary chief of the local department and presl- presl- tnlks, the chief arfid his assistant 1 dent of the North! Carolina r-ire- r-ire- r-ire- r-ire- werr presented with handsome prtiicnts, and musical features were rendered as a lively part 'of the evening's amusement. Many guests remained until the old year died me large assemmage was maae particularly attractive by evergreens, evergreens, colored crepe wound in pleasing manner upon the pillars and festooned between strings of electric lights, while the tables gleamed in rich hues under ex-equipped ex-equipped pensive electric lamps loaned for ire occasion by a. is. Hampton. ot the Hampton Electric company mtn s association, spoke straight to the point when he said the local organization was his "first love" In Asheville. He said the present banquet had outgrown anv bou ids he recalled seeing at gatherings of old. ' MANY OlESTS WF1US PRESENT The Canton Are department was repr.tfented by several members. w ho has long been prominent in ' su Practically all of the city firetighting circles CH1EE AND ASSISTANT KEl'EIVE GIFTS Presented with gold belt buckles. in,V,lc' A- A- u uuckeU snd Assistant ' t hlef Ften Ma II hpU H svnrniupil . appreciation of the : Pled by AUs Margaret, Israel, Plft and the nnlrit of the men he hind It. Both spoke In glowing terms of the loyalty shown at all times by their associates. Mayor Gallatin Roberts, who at tended with Mrs. Roberts when including Clyde Hilderbrand, chief. , -r.esiue ine mayor, n. u. r uz- uz- . Patrick and U. J. Sherrill, com missioners, were present as honor employes were also there and a l.irge representation of the police department, as In times past. Musical features were given by the Sebren quartet, followed b tenor solos hy Frank Hill, accom v.'ho later sve piano selections and played accompaniments to several stringed Instruments. All the firemen and their many guests were particularly vocal in thanks to the ladles who made cal)t,(1 upon made KnOT,n his prd possible the banquet, ,n the depgrtment and told of the rnittee Tjeaded hy In the department and told of the progress being made in the erection erection of the substation near the depot section, long considered of paramount importance to tho safety of the city. The com mittee jeaded hy Mrs. A. Ij llukkntt. was composed of Mrs. Jennings Fitzgerald. Mrs. Ralph Hollingsworth. Mrs. A. I.. .Xialton Mrs. Elmer Trantham, Mrs. Scth rerkinson and Mrs. E. M. Israel. It was estimated that at times Chief R. E. Currier, bead of lhu Illack Mountain Are denartmen 300 or more crowded the floor at wn invited to tell of the rapid l central station, progress being made in the neigh- neigh- KAIjKE ALARM boring town with the new fire I SENT IN ho.no,- ho.no,- annUa I., tr innl r, I -m -m . OllC fa ST ftlarm W8S SOUndPll. fea-lnf fea-lnf the frlendlv relationhin coming at 10:31 p. m. from box . iqg between the local boys'and his Blltmore avenue and Victoria firemen, there being about 25 of drive, but the firemen were back tlia Black Mountain department present at the banquet. . Recalling with great pleasure his active days in the department, Harrv W Pliimmer mmar r' thf. AshevlllA Power T.lirht eom. jany, paid tribute to the vigilance in about eight minutes after answering answering the call. In years past false alarms were not infrequent during the New Year's celebration, but during the 1920 Jubilee precautions precautions were taken against thli pernicious practice by placing of the department in the present watches at points near the boxes. day, saying that he was proud to be an honorary member of such an organization. In spite of this, three false alarm were recorded. Various members living near call boxes were volunteer

Clipped from Asheville Citizen-Times01 Jan 1922, SunPage 16

Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina)01 Jan 1922, SunPage 16
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