This Day In History: 1918-02-06
The Mahwah home Guard has finally enrolled the 75 members needed to form a company in the N.J. State Reserve Militia. A special squad has been formed to help recent recruits acquire the rudiments of military tactics. New officers were chosen, Charles E. Ellis, Capt. J. Arthur Murphy, 1st Lt., Sherman Powell, 2nd Lt., Harold D. Bowie, 1st Sgt., Alton B. Cox, Percival M. Allen, Stewart H. Fairservice, Percy T. Smith Sits., Raymond S. Wilson, William E. Sims, Clarence G. NewKirk, Clarence R. Smith, Hugh J. Goodrich, Edward Salter, cpls.
(The company’s success is in no small measure the result of support from the Home Defense League of Hohokus Township of which Elmer J. Snow is the President. Since he has no military experience he serves as a private in the company, despite his prominence in other walks of life. Other prominent privates are Howard F. Holman, Township Committeeman, Frank School, Principal of the Township Schools, James Devine, Custodian of the County Courthouse and Raymond F. Bator, Township Treasurer.