most likely from a local, Plymouth newspaper
Mitzi Will Go To Canada
When the Canadian firemen stationed in Plymouth go home they
hope to take their mascot with them. She is Mitzi, a part-Alsatian, adopted
by the firemen nearly two years ago.
Mitzi, like most mongrels, is intelligent, and knows what
the sound of different bells mean. In particular she responds at once to the
dinner gong and makes sure of her share.
When the alarm sounds she gets most excited and barks hard.
More than once Mitzi has made a bid to go with the fire fighters, but she
is usually left behind: she might be more hindrance than help. She has a passion
for candy and chewing gum.
At Torre she has been specially cared for by Leading Fireman
Clarence Beck. Some months ago she had a litter of puppies, all of which found
MITZI, pet of Canadian Fire Fighters, which they are taking
from Plymouth to Canada with them when they return home shortly. The Canadians
bought Mitzi in this country for 15s.
CORPS OF CANADIAN FIRE FIGHTERS
The National Fire Service held their annual competitions
for teams representing the various fire areas in the Southern Region on Saturday,
June 26, at Reading. In the regional Finals of the large trailer pump competitions
two teams composed of personnel from the Corps of Canadian Fire Fighters from
Portsmouth and Southampton enjoyed the distinction of representing Areas 14
and 16 respectively, while Area 15 was represented by an N.F.S. team from
Oxford.The Canadian teams had qualified for participation in the finals, through
their victories gained in both Divisional and Fire Force Semi-final Competitions,
and each team proved itself a worthy representative of its respective area,
as well as of the entire Canadian Fire Fighter Corps. The competition, which
was a five-man large trailer pump drill, was won by the Southampton team,
which completed the drill in the particularly fast time of 1 min. 35 1/5
The Portsmouth team was unfortunate in the fact that it was only successful
in upsetting one target, and was therefore disqualified by the judges for
an incomplete drill.
The names of the personnel of the Canadian teams appear below:
Southampton Ð Sec. Ldr. Joseph R. Miller (South Porcupine, Ont.), L/Fmn. Wilfred
A. Parent (Ottawa), L/Fmn. William A. Rowles (Long Branch, Ont.), Fmn. Arnold
Bronson (Beebe, P.Q.), L/Fmn. Yves C. Cam (Port Colborne, Ont.), L/Fmn. Isidore
F. Cam (Port Colborne, Ont.). Portsmouth Ð Sec. Ldr. Charles F. Hopkinson
(Calgary), L/Fmn. Howard E. McPherson (Niagara Falls, Ont.), Fmn. J. Barbeau
(Ottawa), Fmn. Edward Burney (Vancouver), Sen. Fmn. Robert W. Ferguson (Windsor,