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RIVERSIDE FIRE DEP ARTMENT TO HAVE NEW CHIEF Retiring Fire Chief Greets Successor Veteran Will Retire After 35 Year Service. jedi k a S3 Formal turning over of the title of chief by Asa Dearborn, a veteran with 35 years of service, to the new leader, James B. Mackey, will be a feature of the annual dance of the Riverside Volunteer Fire department on Thanks giving eve at Melody Mill ballroom, 24th street and Des Plaines avenue, North Riverside. Mr. Dearborn, who was chief of the department 24 years, recently retired because of ill health. Since 1896, when the growth of the village demanded that some means be taken to protect property against fire hazards, the .Riverside Volunteer Fire department has been significant of the manner in which groups of individuals may be counted upon to respond to a community need. Names of families answering the call of early days are still represented in the per sonnel. ' In the beginning, when Louis Thom as, now of Lyons, was marshal, and the late Andrew Berg was assistant marshal, none of the original 32 mem bers received any pay. Inspired by civic pride, neighborllness, and un selfishness that was mingled with the spirit of adventure and which encouraged encouraged camaraderie, they were will ing to be called out at any hour. Many a Sunday suit was ruined In an emergency. Fay for Hour 011 Duty. In 1001, the villngo board created a department providing pay for men while on duty. The recompense varied from 60 cents to $1.50 an hour, according according to the rank of the members. Stipulation Stipulation also was made that a penalty of from 55 to 525 be imposed upon any one for failing to comply with a fireman's demand for the use of a team to haul equipment to and from fires. Fred C. Crowe has practically grown up with the department. He was chasing fires even before he joined up witii the group in 1896. He has served as assistant under several chiefs. His father, Fred K. Crowe, and brother, William Crowe, also were original members. Among others were C. C. Neuschaefer, now chief of police in Riverside; Charles A. Hallam Sr., Dave Chicken, Chris Berger, Al Hlnton, Mike Donnhue, W. J. Oppcr Sr., William Taylor Sr., Fred W. Sel-lcrs Sel-lcrs Sel-lcrs Sr., and Dennis Creedon. The two best remembered fires fought by the department occurred in 1913. That year, the original, water tower, landmark of the village, was destroyed, and several lives were lost in the fire at the Scottish home. The picturesque town hall also has been scorched at various times. Equipment Is Modern. Modern equipment has gradually replaced that of the early days. The department possesses a life net that thus far has been used only for train ing purposes. Members of the department at pres ent are James B. Mackey, chief; Roger Coverly, assistant chief; E. E. Elm, assistan chief in charge of training; Arthur J. Crowe, captain of company 3; George J. Wainer, lieutenant of company 3; Emil C. Fail, captain of company 1; Anton Fridrych, captain, and Frank L. Schips, lieutenant of company 2; Paul W. Chandler, Wil liam Taylor, Frank Postlll, Fred G. Grove, F. F. Crowe, James P. Sellers, Arthur Benwltz, Eugene T. Torrison, Charles L. Hallam Jr., William 3. Opper Jr., Arthur Williams, Charles J. Schuenemann Jr., Steve D. Barcik, John F. Ryan, Frank Marousek, and Fred C. Crowe. Capt. Emil C. Fail, general chair man of the dance this year, says the entire facilities of Melody Mill has been engaged for what Is expected to be the largest crowd that has ever attended any of the department's so clal events.' Asa Dearborn, left, retiring chief of the Riverside volunteer fir department, hails the new chief, James B. Mackey. The department is making; plans for its annual Thanksgiving eve dance. tBaftnmnn Photo. HINSDALE CORPS OF OCD WORKERS TO GET EMBLEMS Gen. Parker Will Talk at Ceremony. The entire Hinsdale Civilian De fense corps will take the oath of office and receive certificates and insignia at a public meeting the night of Nov. 30 In the gymnasium of the Hinsdale Township High school. Gen. Frank Parker, United States army, retired, will give an address. Certificates and insignia will be presented to workers by the following following district lieutenant commanders: First district. Otis Cushlng; 2d district, Max Morris; 3d district, H, L. Noble; 4th district, R. L. Wenstrand, and 5th district, R. F. Wallin. Chairmen who will take oath are Richard A. Schweidler, chief air war den; H. J. Domianus, chief of auxil- auxil- ary fire service; H. J. Pullman, chief of police; R. A. Hopkins, chief of public works and traffic division; A. L. Agrlmontl, chief of utilities division: division: Dr. A. H. Lueders, chief of medical service; A. J. Radcliffe, chief training officer; Everett Addams, director director of youth activities and mes sengers, and Douglas Doollttle, chair man of morale and publicity commit tee. The color guard of Hinsdale post of the American Legion will present the colors. Martin Mlssbach will lead the parade of the junior drum and bugle corps of Hinsdale post. There will be community singing of patriotic patriotic songs. Cicero Rotary Club. The Rey. Gilbert T. Bremicker, pastor pastor of the Berwyn Presbyterian church, will speak on " Thanksgiv ing" at the meeting tomorrow noon of the Rotary Club of Cicero. Together 60 Years John Kreuter, 86, and Mrs. Kreuter, 81, residing at 22d street near York road, plan to observe their 60th wedding . anniversary Nov. 21. Boy Pianist Plays Tuesday for B'nai B'rith Auxiliary Garfield Park B'nal B'rith auxiliary will hold an open meeting at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday evening In the community community hall of the Washington Boulevard Boulevard temple. Edward Gordon, boy pianist who has played with the Chicago Chicago 'Symphony orchestra, will appear appear on the program, as will Ann Ger shon, coloratura soprano. Mrs, Fannie Fannie Marcus is program chairman, and Mrs. Ruth Corey Is president of the auxiliary.

Clipped from Chicago Tribune22 Nov 1942, SunPage 160

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)22 Nov 1942, SunPage 160
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