MILLTOWN PLANS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Citizens at Public Meeting Stand for Protection-One Thinks There Are Other Improvements More Badly Needed.
MILLTOWN, Feb. 6-Seventy citizens met at the Borough Hall on Saturday evening to voice their opinion on fire matters.
Mayor Richter opened the meeting by explaining the reason for calling it and showing the need for fire protection. He advocated a chemical apparatus and pointed out the advantages of it. He then asked the opinion of those present.
A number of leading citizens expressed a favorable opinion on the subject. All excepting one, who expressed their ideas heartily endorsed the Mayor in his project.
One citizen, who did not favor a chemical engine, claimed that the borough needed other improvements more than fire protection at the present time.
The Mayor answered this argument by stating that this was only the first of many improvements that the borough Council hoped to further during the administration.
After the opinions had been expressed, Mayor Richter passed around a slip asking all those to sign their names who wished to become members of the fire department.
On Tuesday evening the members of the department will organize at the borough hall. All citizens of the borough who wish to become members are required to be present at this meeting. In an interview yesterday, Mayor Richter expressed himself as being much pleased at the manner in which the citizens had supported him in his endeavors at securing fire protection.
When asked what kind of an apparatus he thought the town needed, he stated that in his opinion, a combination of hook and ladder and chemical engine was just what the borough should have.
The borough hall, which has lately been improved, has a place prepared for the apparatus: the hall also provides for a firemen’s club room.
Reverend W. F. Barny, Professor W. A. Roe, William Glock, J. M. Brindle, Conrad Richter, H. S. Dehart, George Kuhlthau, George Heyl, enjoyed the banquet of the Educational Board at Perth Amboy on Saturday. They expressed themselves as very much interested in the address of Doctor Green, principal of West Chester Normal School.
John Richter is suffering from rheumatism at his home on Richter avenue. Harry Stein has opened a fruit stand in South Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Kuhlthau were New Brunswick visitors yesterday afternoon..
James Rosse, has opened a boot and shoe repair shop in the place owned by Isaac Vanarsdalen on Main street.
FOR RENT Four rooms, corner of Lincoln avenue and Main street, Milltown. Inquire Mrs. John Geer, Milltown.