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Fire Department Turns 25

standard oilThe Summit Record of October 13, 1916 reported that the Summit Fire Department observed its Silver Jubilee with a day-long celebration. A long parade in the morning included fire companies and bands from around the state, and was followed by contests in hose-laying, pumping, and engine racing. The race for horse-drawn hook-and-ladder units was won by default by Perth Amboy, the only contestant.

Twenty-year-old Carter Tiffany became the first Summit resident to receive a license to operate an aeroplane. He graduated from the Curtis Aviation School in Buffalo, and was selected to be one of the instructors at the new Curtis School in Florida. Two other young men from Summit--Alexander Beck and Clarence Bailey--returned from a seven-month stay in war-torn France, where they volunteered to drive and maintain ambulances for the Allies.

The editor praised the formation of the North Summit Law and Order League, which was established to clean up the neighborhood and shut down speakeasies.

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