This Day In History: 1943-01-26
What was reported as a “splendid” program was given at the Mahwah Town Hall by the local Air Raid Wardens. Howard Avery presided and stressed the importance of the Wardens in case of an actual attack. He outlined how they had been trained to handle “panic” situations and urged complete cooperation with their instructions. He outlined the latest methods of dealing with incendiary bombs by employing a strong steady stream of water to out them. A film provided by General Motors, “Why Johnnie Green is the luckiest boy in the world” was shown. Avery urged anyone who had not enrolled in Civil Defense to find some way to cooperate in this vital service.