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Victor J. Scharle
Camden Courier-Post - March 12, 1930
2 NEW MEMBERS ADDED TO ELECTION BOARD
With two new members, William E. King, Republican, and James J. Mulligan, Democrat, the Camden County Board of Elections reorganized yesterday. Mrs. Lottie B. Stinson, Republican, was re-elected chairman, and Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, Democrat, secretary.
Victor Scharle, Democrat registrar, announced that two new election districts had been added in Audubon, one more in Barrington, one in Voorhees township and two in Lindenwold.
Camden Courier-Post - October 14, 1931
MRS. HYLAND TO OPEN NEW DEMOCRATIC CLUB
The Eleventh Ward Democratic Club, 923 North Twenty-seventh Street, will be opened formally tonight by Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, Democratic state committeewoman, and Samuel T. French, prominent attorney and worker for the party. Honor guests will be Mrs. Lillian Pisko and Charles Goldy, both members of the county committee, organizers of the club.,
Camden Courier-Post - October 16, 1931
3 DEMOCRATIC RALLIES SCHEDULED TONIGHT
A combined A. Harry Moore rally and social evening will be conducted by Democratic voters of the Eleventh Ward tonight at the Maennerchor Hall, Twenty-seventh Street below River Avenue.
Former Sheriff Joseph E. Nowrey, Mrs. Florence Melnik, Gene Mariano and Assembly candidates, Vincent de P. Costello, William French, Jr., and Frederick Stanton, will speak. Mrs. Lillian Pisko, committeewoman, will preside. Mrs. Anna Rush is chairman of the committee in charge of the affair.
Rallies in interest of Moore and other Democratic candidates will also be conducted in Collingswood and Lawnside tonight. ,.
Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, state committeewoman; Ralph Wescott, Haddonfield freeholder candidate, and Gene Mariano will address the voters in Collingswood at a mass meeting to be held at the Independent headquarters, Lees and Haddon Avenue.
Isaac Eason, former attorney general of the United States; Rev. Robert A. Jackson and Albert Melnik, will speak at the Lawnside A. Harry Moore Club at the Lawnside fire hall on Warwick Road.
Camden Courier-Post - October 23, 1931
7 DEMOCRATS RALLIES IN COUNTY TONIGHT
Democratic speakers, urging suffrage in the interest of A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and the local Democratic ticket, will invade seven political clubs in the city ar.d county tonight.
County meetings, all at 8 p. m. and speakers are as follows:
Pennsauken Colored A. Harry Moore Club, Magnolia and Scovel avenues, Merchantville, Dr. Clement T. Branch, Eugene Aumaitre and Albert Melnik.
Somerdale Democratic Club, fire hall, Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, Edward L. Canning, Thomas Madden and John Delaney.
Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1931
MOORE IN CAMDEN SPEECH
DEMANDS FAIRNESS AT POLLS
Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1931
DEMOCRATS TO HOLD MEETINGS TONIGHT
The campaign foe A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local Democratic candidates, will be carried into six wards of the city and in seven communities or the county tonight.
All meetings and speakers are as follows:
Ward Democratic Club, 841
Market Sktreet; Eugene Aumetre, John Crean, Vincent
Gallagher, Leon H. Rose and Charles Woods.
Sixth Ward Democratic Club, Fourth and Walnut Street; Frank Connor, Albert Melnik and Thomas Madden.
Seventh Ward A. Harry Moore Club, Seventh Street and Kaighn Avenue; Dr. Leroy Baxter, of Jersey City; Isaac Eason, Dr. Clement Branch, Rev. Robert H. Jackson, Mrs. Bertha Shippen Irving and Frank Suttill.
Magnolia A. Harry Moore Club, Evesham and Gloucester avenues; Firmin Michel, Edward L. Canning, John Delaney, Marie V. Kelley and Francis Homan.
Lindenwold Colored Voters' Club, Blackstone Hall, Lindenwold, Eugene Aumetre, William Williams and Oliver Bond.
Somerdale Club, Whelen home, Somerdale road and Oggs Avenue; Marie V. Kelly, David L. Visor and Mrs. Emma E. Hyland.
East Haddonfield Democrat Club, Crescent and Berlin Road; Edward L. Canning, Albert Melnik and Judge Frank F. Neutze.
More than five speakers from North Jersey will appear at as many meetings as possible.
Camden Courier-Post - October 31, 1931
LAWYERS TO WATCH VOTE HERE
More than 80 lawyers from North Jersey counties will invade Camden on election day to protect the interest at the polls here of former Governor A. Harry Moore, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Mrs. Emma E. Hyland state committeewoman, announced last night..
"Mr. Moore has found it necessary to take this means because of past election frauds in the third, fifth and eighth wards of Camden, Mrs. Hyland said. She spoke to 400 persons at a combined meeting of the Home Rule Republican Club, Pennsauken Civic League, Pennsauken Independent Republican Club, and Pennsauken A. Harry Moore Club, conducted at 6305 Westfield Avenue, Pennsauken.
"It is necessary to do this if our candidate is to have an honest election in Camden," she said. 'Every effort has been made to prevent these disorders and the courts have been fit to deny the protection to which Mr. Moore is entitled. In every case of detected fraud or violation of the election laws at the polls, these lawyers will seek jail terms for the offenders.
"Every voter can rest assured that his interest will be protected by these lawyers. If any man or woman is intimidated by a Republican worker, hoodlum, or policeman these lawyers will be at hand to see that offenders are dealt with severely.
Camden Courier-Post * October 31, 1931
Gloucester Republicans concluded their final Baird rally of the campaign last night at their headquarters, 101 North King Street.
Polls throughout the slate will open for the general election Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. All voters in the polling place at 8 p.m. or in the room "'here the election is taking place, or in line, shall be permitted to vote, under the law. Election officers have been instructed to place a police officer at the end of the line at 8 p.m.
Black Horse pike Republican factions have united in a combined front to further the candidacy of David Baird, Jr., for governor. There are no local fights in the party during the current campaign. There were intense local primary battles, principally in Runnemede and Gloucester Township, but all factions in those municipalities are now working for Baird.
A bitter contest for justice of the peace in the Eighth Ward will be waged at the election on Tuesday. William Lane, of 1634 Broadway, is one of the seven seeking one of three vacancies. Lane is the nephew of James M. Lane, who was prominent politically several years ago. He is a captain in the Moose Lodge bugle corps. He is also secretary and treasurer of the Regular Eighth Ward Republican Club. Of the seven men running for justice of the peace, four are Democrats.
Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, Democratic state committee woman, and Assemblyman George D. Rothermel are wagering each other a hat on the outcome of the gubernatorial race between Baird and Moore. Rothermel, however, will have to pay more for a hat for Mrs. Hyland, should Baird pay for a fedora for Rothermel, should Moore be defeated.
A revival of the old-time political parade was staged last night by the First Italian Republican League when more than 200 automobiles and several hundred marchers passed through Camden streets to the accompaniment of stirring music.
Led by former Coroner Antonio Mecca and County Detective Fiore Troncone, the parade passed from the league's clubhouse, 813 South Fourth Street, to West Street, to Benson Street, to Broadway, past the Republican headquarters, to Mickle Street, to Third to Chestnut and back to the clubhouse. Meetings held on various floors of the clubhouse drew several thousand voters..
|Camden Courier-Post * June 9, 1932|
|Emma Hyland - Marie
Kelly - Samuel P. Orlando
Joseph Bastien - J. Emerson Jackson - Joseph W. Ackroud
James Madden - W.W. Mullin - William J. Costello
Camden Courier-Post * June 11, 1932
|Camden Courier-Post * February 4, 1933|
Mrs. Hyland's Job On Election Board
A change in the Republican membership of the Camden County Board of Elections will take place when that body reorganizes March 1, with the G. O. P. looking towards ousting Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, Democrat, as secretary of the board and commissioner of elections.
According to a well-founded rumor afloat last night, a meeting of the Republican Conference Committee held yesterday afternoon decided to drop Mrs. Lottie B. Stinson, Republican, and chairman of the board, in favor of Mrs. Pauline Caperoon, office manager of county Republican headquarters at Broadway and Stevens street.
By this move the Republicans hope to regain the secretaryship, lost when Mrs. Stinson succeeded Edwin G. Scovel as a member of the election board six years ago. At that time Scovel was secretary and Mrs. Hyland was chairman. 1
At that 1927 reorganization meeting following Mrs. Stinson's appointment, the Democrats pulled a fast one on their rivals by nominating Mrs. Stinson for the post of chairman. The law provides that the secretary must be of opposite political faith from the chairman. and as the secretaryship carries with it the post of commissioner of elections, it is the coveted plum.
The Republicans promptly nominated Mrs. Hyland for re-election as chairman and a vote was taken. Each nominee received two votes, the Republicans voting for the Democrat and the Democrats for Mrs. Stinson.
With the result a tie, the Republicans claimed that Mrs. Hyland should remain as chairman, but the Democratic members produced the law which instructed that in case of a tie vote for chairman, the post should go to the oldest, in the matter of age, of the two nominated. So, Mrs. Stinson was declared chairman and Mrs. Hyland selected as secretary. If the Republicans had nominated Bernard B. Tracy, the second Democratic member at the time, the two Democratic ballots undoubtedly would have been cast for Mrs. Hyland creating another tie and Mrs. Hyland would have been awarded the secretaryship on the same grounds Mrs. Stinson was made chairman.
The post of secretary of the election board pays an annual salary of $2250. Minus the 30 percent cut, the secretary will receive $1575. All other members of the board, are paid $1500 annually, less the 30 percent which brings their pay down to $1050.
Both Mrs. Hyland and Mrs. Stinson's terms are up this year. The other members of the board are William E. A. King, Republican, and Charles J. Clark, Democrat.
Mrs. Hyland, who is Democratic State Committeewoman of Camden County, will undoubtedly be reappointed to the board. Appointment is made by the governor upon recommendation of the members of the state committee from the county involved.
It Is not known who the Republicans have selected as their choice for the secretaryship, but it is believed Mrs. Caperoon will get the coveted post. As partial repayment for losing her place on the election board, Mrs. Stinson, who is Republican County committeewoman from the Fourteenth Ward, w!l1 probably be given Mrs. Caperoon's place at Republican headquarters.
Camden Courier-Post - June 20, 1933
FOR 'MALONEY DAY'
"Harry L. Maloney Day" will be celebrated by South Jersey Democrats, Sunday, July 9, when the newly-appointed collector of internal revenue will be guest of honor at a picnic at Silver Lake Park. State leaders of the party will attend. Maloney, Democratic state committeeman from Camden County and Mayor of Bellmawr, was named by President Roosevelt to succeed Edward L. Sturgess and is expected to take office by July 1.
Plans for the outing were made last night at a meeting in Democratic headquarters, 538 Stevens Street, at which Albert S. Marvel, Jr., was named chairman of the general committee. Vincent de P. Costello was elected secretary and former Mayor Victor King treasurer.
The committees follow:
Refreshments- Ralph W. Wescott, chairman; Raymond Hadley, Walter Bateman, Joseph Ackroyd, James Hainesworth, Joseph Harczynski.
Athletics- Frank Abbott, chairman; John Lyons, Joseph McVey and Daniel T. Hagans,
District organization- Michael J. Powell, chairman; Dominick Josephs, Ralph Comilli, Herbert McAdams, William Noonan, Edward Huston, Harry Daly and William Kistner.
Printing- Charles J. Clark, chairman; Raymond Saltzman, Jack Goldstein, Walter Kelly and William M. Williams.
Publicity- Edward C. Bowe, Herbert Beattie, Patrick Whalen, Alfred R. White and Luke Bates.
Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, state committeewoman, and Miss Marie V. Kelley, vice- chairman of the county committee, will head a women's reception committee to be chosen later.
The committees will meet again Monday night to complete arrangements. .
Camden Courier-Post - June 29, 1933
DEMOCRAT WOMEN TO METT TONIGHT
An important business session of the Camden County Women Democratic Club has been called for tomorrow evening by Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, president. It will be held in the clubhouse, 538 Stevens Street, and will conclude business activities of the club for the Summer.
Plans will be made for the Harry A. Maloney picnic which is to be held at Silver Lake Park on July 9. A discussion of the trip to Sea Girt for Governor's Day later in the month.
|Camden Courier-Post - January 23, 1934|
|At Central Airport
|Left to Right: Emma Hyland, Mayor Roy R. Stewart, Wiley Post, & Keith Morgan|
|Camden Courier-Post * August 29, 1935|
Watson - Bronislaw Derowski - Joseph Witek - Robert J. Gartland -
William J. Rose
Thomas W. Anderson - Joseph Munger - Louis DiRenzo - Francis J. Hufner - Woycicck Pyzik
James H. Beal - Georgia R. Green - Helen Derowski - Otto Braun - Michael Russian - Mrs. Norah Falvey
John J. Hainesworth - Mrs. Catherine Corbett - J. Lewis Kolin - Francis Wolf - David Baird Jr.
Joshua C. Haines - Harry L. Maloney - Emma Hyland - Francis G. Homan - Herbert E. Beattie
Leon H. Rose - Albert S. Marvel Jr. - Victor J. Scharle - William L. May - Albert Neutze
Albert Burling - Edwin G. Scovel - J. Claud Simon - Henry M. Evans
Clyde W. Briggs - Clarence Dunkelberger
Camden Courier-Post - August 29, 1935
S. Woodruff - Elizabeth C. Verga - Emma
Hyland - Harry L. Maloney - Hotel
Camden Courier-Post - February 21, 1936
Scores Marvel and Mrs. Hyland
well so Albert says Harry
L. Maloney has misled the
Democratic party. Well if Maloney has done that will someone tell me
what Al Marvel and Emma E. Hyland have done to the Democrats of Camden
county? Whenever Mrs. Hyland wanted anything done in the county
committee Al Marvel sent out cards for a meeting only to those who they
knew Mrs. Hyland could meet at the door and shake hands with and say-
Don't forget to vote our way tonight.
When Marie Kelly would make a motion they knew they had to vote in favor of it because they did not dare to get up and express themselves. No, because if they did they were done. Mrs. Hyland knew who said yes and who said no. Well, let me tell you here was one committeewoman who was never afraid to get up and say something when I knew I was right. That is why I never got a job. Oh yes, I forgot, Harry Maloney did put me in the home loan, but Emma Hyland came along and had me removed, but when I was running for state committee she sent Mr. King out to our louse three times in one week to come back but I did not go back.
knows the story of the day in Trenton when Governor Moore was put in
office. We had a banner, the Eleventh Ward Woman's Democratic Club, and
60 women in line. Emma Hyland ordered me to take the banner out of line.
Hyland told me she did not need the Democrats in the Eleventh Ward.
Well, she sure did need them and so we need all Democrats, not only Al
Marvel, Emma Hyland and a few others who call themselves the Democratic
HELEN M. RUSH
Camden Courier-Post * October 26, 1936
|Camden Courier-Post * October 28, 1936|
|Emma Hyland - Samuel P. Orlando - Joseph Bennie - Charles Salvaggio|
|Camden Courier-Post - February 5, 1938|
Is Zat So?
SILENCE is golden where rumpus and ruction in the Democratic camp is ·concerned. Once upon a time whenever the unterrified Democracy squabbled and battled, fought and bled, 'twas tip secret. Indeed, the Democrats seemed to occupy nine-tenths of their time fighting over something that wasn't worth a left hook to the chin.
It was row, row, row, from morn till late at night, fighting over the 'crumbs that fell from the tables of the opulent G. O. P. of that day and date. Nowadays, however, the shoe is on the other foot. It is the G. O. P. that lurks ‘round for the crumbs, of both comfort and patron .age, fighting their battles and spreading the tidings of their strife to the four corners of the county.
Meanwhile, the Democrats have foxily masked their bitterness, put a lid on acrimonious charges, created the erroneous inference that the dove of peace bears an olive branch in its bill. The impression is that a cooing pigeon is no sweeter than the harmony that prevails among the bigwigs of the party of Jefferson, Jackson and Roosevelt of Hyde Park. Despite the apparent smoothness of the appearance, there is strife and battle galore raging beneath the surface. It is carried on in a quiet strain. That it exists is only too true, as the warring leaders would admit, if they were compelled to testify under oath.
Oddly enough it seems a battle for leadership rather than spoils. For the Brunner-Kelleher wing of party leadership has a blunt edge on its rivals. This edge is due to the fact that the other camp has its leaders all nicely tucked away in lucrative jobs.
LEADERS CARED FOR IN BILLETS
A brief glance over the situation will reveal this fact. Harry T. Maloney, a chubby gentleman with a beaming face and a modulated voice, is the collector of internal revenue. Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, suave, maternal and friendly to one and all, is postmaster. Samuel P. Orlando, both debonair and daring, is county prosecutor.
Naturally, none of these leaders has a valid claim to kick against the personal deal received from the Democratic party and its leadership. None of those mentioned above could expect to see huge forces rallying around their flag, when those to whom the invitation must be given are found idle and unemployed .
Practically then the Brunner-Kelleher faction is in the position of declaring that the present Democratic leadership hasn't treated the rival clique any too poorly, when such jobs are allotted to the leader ship of the antis, opposed to the Mayor and County Treasurer.
Though this be logical, yet whoever heard, of logic swaying politics, or guiding a politico? The battle for leadership goes on apace. Circumstances lent an opportunity to the anti-Brunner leadership that came close to spelling curtains for the ruling element in the local Democratic camp.
All the strife and its consequent strategy harks back to the Moore-Clee battle of last November. Mayor Brunner and Treasurer Kelleher were on a spot. They had Moore, with his anti-Roosevelt record in the United States Senate, his Hague smear, for their gubernatorial candidate. So many different elements in .the Democratic party opposed Moore and Hague that Brunner was right behind the eight ball,
He couldn't help the Clee vote that piled up here any more than he could take credit for the tremendous sweep that carried the county for Roosevelt in 1936, Brunner in one instance was riding on a. victor's coattails in Camden County. 1n the other instance he was beneath a juggernaut that was flattening him out, along with Kelleher.
SITUATION GAVE RIVALS CHANCE
Harry Roye, one of their ticket for Assembly, kicked over the traces. Support usually given to Brunner and Kelleher in certain quarters was missing. George and Eddie were fighting a hopeless cause.
But this didn't deter the other faction from making hay while the sun shone. Missionaries of that camp ran to North Jersey with stories that Brunner and Kelleher were lying down on the job. As a matter of fact neither was lying down on the job. Both were punch drunk, politically speaking, from the socks they were taking on the chin for Moore.
The tales bore fruit. North Jersey began to act decidedly sore toward the local majority leaders. When the freeholders' election revealed a gain of eight seats for the Brunner-Kelleher leadership, the glee of the rival camp was unrestrained. The couriers of the other faction raced to Jersey City and jubilantly yelled "'Ve told you so." These ambassadors pointed to the triumph of the freeholders on the Democratic ticket as convincing proof that Brunner and Kelleher and their allies laid down on Moore to save the local ticket. When George and Eddie went to Jersey City to confer with· Moore, Hague and the party dictators, the Camdenites were confronted with this view of the election results in Camden County.
Then Brunner and Kelleher cut loose. They told Hague's minions and Moore's messengers that Camden County leaders had a right to be sore, not North Jersey. All that Brunner and Kelleher and their allies had sacrificed, declared the Camden county leaders, were three assemblymen, absolute control of the County Board of Freeholders and several minor posts as well.
The Camden county leaders were indignant, sore and talkative, too. They pointedly told Hague and his allies, that if they didn't like the manner in which the Camden County leaders had performed to go take a jump in the nearest Jake.
Such was the situation until some allies of Hague looked over the Camden county figures. They discovered that with all the odds that were against them, Brunner and Kelleher and their organization had actually delivered 84 percent of the registered Democratic vote to Moore- a performance that was a miracle, in view of the tremendous opposition that arose against Moore among both the G. O. P. and the Rooseveltians in the Democratic ranks.
When some stout soul in North Jersey pointed out that Governor Moore and his cohorts couldn't overlook a leadership that was able to muster 84 percent of the Democratic vote at the polls, despite the terrific battle to which this leadership had been subjected, Moore and his satellites saw a great white light shining. No less an authority than Governor Moore, when informed, told Mayor Brunner and Treasurer Kelleher that all patronage would come through the State committee representatives. The Mayor, fortified with this claim, publicly told the fact at a banquet recently that he and Mrs. Mary Ellen Soistmann, State committeewoman, would handle all patronage. '
How the news and the
switch in official viewpoint will affect the other wing of the
Democracy is not given to me to divulge. I'm merely stating that the
harmony that seems to spread its silvery wings over the Democratic
party, has a few sour notes buried in the symphony.
Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1938
BAIRD AIDES HELD
SEEKING CITY RULE
David Baird Jr., and his allies have already arranged their slate for the next city commission election and are laying plans to recapture the city government of Camden. Democrats should know of this movement and prepare to thwart the proposed plans at once.
This warning was given by County Prosecutor Samuel P. Orlando last night, at a testimonial dinner in the Hof Brau at which three Ninth Ward Democrats were feted, and at which 500 were present. The trio honored comprised Mrs. Mary Ellen Soistmann, state committee woman; Oscar Moore, freeholder, and John J. Crean, assistant city solicitor and county committeeman.
While the three guests were feted and presented with wrist watches and other tokens, the affair took on a love feast aspect for the three New Deal commissioners arid all shades and leanings of Democratic leadership.
Mayor George E. Brunner was toastmaster and took occasion to poke fun at the G.O.P. and its tribulations over the county headquarters.
Brunner Jests at G.O.P.
"I have just received word," said the Mayor with due solemnity, "that the Republican county committee of whom I, read today was having trouble over their headquarters, have finally solved their troubles tonight.”
"I understand they are giving up their present location and. have just been presented by the Bell Telephone Company with a booth, and are now looking for another tenant to whom the committee can sublet half the space."
Orlando's warning came after he congratulated the special guests, He said:
"I have every reason to believe that Dave Baird and the rest of the Republican chieftains are already laying their plans to capture the city commission. They are working to the end with their own slate, so that they can take from the people of Camden the good government which they have received far some time.
"We Democrats do not want to take this warning lightly, we want to remember that Baird and his chieftains are already working toward capturing the government of Camden, and this is something that .we want to prevent at all hazards."
Orlando also congratulated the gathering as an indication of the growth of the party, and the faith that the people of Camden come to have in the Democratic party and in its principles."
The prosecutor also prophesied greater honors in the future for the triumvirate who were the guests of the occasion.
Disclaims Harmony Rift
Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, postmaster and long a figure in Ninth Ward affairs declared she resented any newspaper stories that hinted that there was the slightest rift in the Democratic party.
She told of the trouble the Democrats in the Ninth Ward, which, she declared, had never elected a Democratic freeholder until Oscar Moore was chosen. Mrs. Hyland told of detectives shadowing her home during election, and of 'the struggles' that she and Moore had known together in fighting for the party in that bailiwick.
"I want to say" continued the postmaster, "that we must all be impressed by the spirit of harmony that this gathering means has come to pass.
"I don't want you, and I will not myself believe all you read in the newspapers declaring we are fighting among· ourselves, for if there is anything like that in progress, I don't know anything about it and I don't believe you do, either."
County Treasurer Edward J. Kelleher, hailed as "The Father of the Democratic Party in Camden County" contrasted the spectacle before him with the harmony dinner which he and others sponsored years ago.
“We sold 150 tickets," he said, "and gave away 150 more, and when the sponsors reached the hall at 7 p.m., the hour of the dinner, there wasn't a single other person on hand. Later the hall was filled, and it held 200 guests. 200 to attend a Democratic harmony dinner that embraced all of Camden county."
Officials Laud Guests
Mrs. Bertha Shippen Irving, postmaster of Haddonfield; Police Judge Gene R. Mariano and others also congratulated the guests. Mayor Brunner introduced Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann by calling attention to the cleanup campaign now under Hartmann auspices.
"Just as Hartmann is making Camden a cleaner city in which to live," said the Mayor, "so has Commissioner Kobus made the city clean from crime. The streets are clean, the city is clean, and this has only been made possible by the efforts of the three commissioners who have worked in harmony, and who are going to continue to work in harmony." Crean, Moore and Mrs. Soistmann spoke their thanks to those present for the banquet, the gifts and the sentiments expressed.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 12, 1938|
Camden Courier-Post - February 25, 1938
Is Zat So!
Fair, charming and, clever, Mrs. Rocco Palese is one of my "favorite girl friends" -this is rather an exclusive organization- to be found in South Jersey. When this charming-matron proceeded to rebuke me with the chastening rod the other day, I was obedient to the command of Camden's fair daughter.
"The great trouble with you," opined Mrs. Palese, who was talking with Mrs. Florence Baker, Republican state committeewoman, who is also one of the "F. G. F." is that you don't write enough about women."
"Why you should have column after column about the fine women we have in Camden," she added.
As I left the charming Mrs. Palese and the equally winsome Madame Baker it was my fortune to encounter one of the others who are ensconced in the Circle of "F. G. F." She is Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, postmaster of Camden and for years the brave matron who carried aloft the banner of an unterrified but unwelcome Democracy.
Mrs. Hyland smiled in that manner so disarming, and in 'her' own diplomatic way. My thoughts meanwhile ran back to a banquet that was held a few nights before, in which the winsome Mrs. Hyland administered one verbal spanking to that glutton for punishment who writes this potpourri.
"The great wonder in my mind has been that Mrs. Hyland cou1d battle in politics the way she has and still retain her femininity to such a marked degree."
HARMONY DWELLS IN DEMOCRACY
The sentiments expressed so tersely but eloquently by the limb of the law named Orlando meets with my emphatic "aye". Therefore, when Mrs. Hyland proceeded to chastise this scribe because the Mackay hinted that harmony does not does not dwell in Democracy's tents, the lady appeared vocally ruffled as she proceeded to shoot Mackay at sunrise.
We acknowledged the lambasting, but still there lurked in our mind the same old seed "of suspicion. We recalled when Harry Moore was inducted into office as the only Governor' to thrice have held that exalted office. The inauguration tickets were not profuse in the Brunner-Kelleher camp, hence we wondered why.
At the same time we remembered an innocent remark that we had read in the column of our able colleague, the cheery sprite, known as Charlie Humes. It was to the effect "that I am not supposed to bring people up here now."
As we trudged along the streets our minds burrowed in thought and our brains (?) deeply immersed in imagination we pulled up near Broadway and Stevens street in front of the red brick building which the unrighteous now call "No Man's Land" or more formally the Republican county headquarters.
We were startled out of our reverie by hearing a dulcet voice shouting: "My car is afire! My car is afire! I can't put it out!"
Instantly we knew that voice. It was that of another of our "F. G. F." in trouble, this time Mrs. Baker. Her gasoline chariot had come ablaze. She was in quandary terrific as to extinguishing the flames.
SQUISH! SQUlSHl! OUT GOES FIRE
Don't tell me why woman loses her head in an emergency. Out of a store came a lady; racing with a can in her hand. She was Sadye Levinsky, One of the few women pharmacists in Camden county.
Miss Levinsky knew her stuff as she also knows Mrs. Baker. Sadye went at her job in calm. matter-of-fact fashion that would have won the envy of any volunteer fireman who ever borrowed Fred Lynch's rubber boots.
Squish! Squish! Squish! went the pump in the can. Out, pronto went the flames. Mrs. Baker was profuse in her thanks as Miss Levinsky waved the emergency treatment of the fiery chariot aside, it was all in the day's work.
"Boy", we were saluted. "I've just seen the best emotional thespian, that hasn't made Hollywood. She's a knockout, about the prettiest girl in this county.
"Where is this paragon," we queried, wanting to know something about such a lady myself.
"She is in court trying to get alimony from her husband, Dr. Eppelman," said the barrister. We trudged over to the courthouse where we met a group who were discussing the Ethel Barrymore who had just asked her dentist husband be compelled to support her and a child.
"Phew," said Walter Keown, who was hubby's counsel, "what an actress, what, an actress;" Now that was some tribute for we've seen Pete Keown in court and he can do a John Barrymore, too.
It was at that moment that a petite blonde; with a face that rivaled Helen of Troy's and could launch a thousand ships from any dock in the world came around the corner. She was fetchingly dressed and surrounded by a flotilla of males; all members of her families.
She was Mrs. Eppleman, and that lawyer's description ot her glamour and charm was a prize bit of understatement. If she can act as good as she looks they better get Carole Lombard, Lucille Ball and some of those other gals an annuity right away, for they'll be pushed off the map.
Hardly had we sauntered away from this beauty when we encountered Mrs. Pauline Caperoon, our best bet for the prize politician among all her sex in Camden County. Pauline was as energetic, as politic and loquacious as is characteristic and we had a talkfest about certain folk and their foibles that was enriched, by the strength of Mrs. Caperoon's vocabulary, with an added trimming of a most conservative type from the writer.
After we had chatted with Pauline and learned plenty we should know we walked away again. Just in time to see Mayor Brunner and Mrs. Kobus hiking for a train to Trenton. Of course, we knew they, were just running up to see the Governor, but nothing political. We subsided.
Thus, Mrs. Palese, we feel that we have covered the ground pretty today in a single column, to bring to the attention of our readers (?) something about women.
Camden Courier-Post - August 26, 1941
Henry Magin Laid to Rest By War
Funeral services for City Commissioner Henry Magin were held today with his colleagues in official and veterans circles participating.
Services were conducted in city commission chambers
on the second floor of city hall, in charge of Rev. Dr. W.W. Ridgeway,
rector of St.
Wilfrid's Episcopal Church.
The casket was carried by war veteran associates of the public works director, who died from a heart attack Friday. A color guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion preceded the casket, followed by the four remaining members of the city commission, Mayor George Brunner and commissioners E. George Aaron, Mrs. Mary W. Kobus and Dr. David S. Rhone.
A guard of honor lined both sides of' city hall steps, 22 policemen on one side and 22 firemen on the other, representing Magin's age, 44 years.
Hundreds of men and women waited
outside the building to pay their respects as the solemn procession
filed by. Mayor Brunner had declared this morning a holiday for city
employees. The casket was borne by Thomas Jackson and Samuel Magill,
both past Legion commanders; Leon McCarty, past commander of August
Walter Chapter, Disabled American Veterans; Richard Jermyn, past
commander of Post 1270,
of Foreign Wars; Benjamin P. Thomas, past captain of Sparrow Ship No. 1269.
V. F. W.; and William Miller, past State commander, D. A. V.
Three trucks were required to carry
the floral pieces from the scene of the services to the National
Cemetery at Beverly, where burial took place.
An estimated 8000 persons from all walks of life paid their respects to the late official by viewing the body as it lay in state in the commission chambers.
The throng of mourners of Camden city and county was the largest to converge on a public building since the funeral of Fire Chief Charles Worthington, who was killed while fighting a fire almost 20 years ago. His body was placed on public view in the rotunda of the old county courthouse.
File Past Bier
A continuous progression of people filed past the flag draped bier for more than three and one-half hours. Scores of Republicans and hundreds of Democrats joined in the tribute.
Services were conducted by Camden
lodges of Elks
and Moose. Military rites were conducted by the Fairview Post, American
Legion, of which Magin was a founder and past commander. The tribute
was led by Mitchell Halin, post commander, and C. Richard Allen,
past department commander.
James W. Conner, chief clerk of the
city water bureau and past State Commander of the V.F.W., conducted
rites at the grave.
Mayor Brunner and
Aaron, and Rhone
came early and remained throughout the hours of viewing. Mrs. Helen
Magin, the widow, and daughter Helen, attired in deep mourning, arrived
shortly after 7:00 PM.
Embraces Widow, Daughter
who knelt in prayer before the bier, arose and went over to Mrs. Magin
and her daughter. Mrs.
Kobus embraced and kissed the widow and
daughter of the late commissioner. They were in tears.
American Legion and V.
F. W. members
in uniform alternated as members of the military guard of honor. A
detail of 50 policemen was under command of Acting Lieutenant John Garrity.
Fifty firemen, under supervision of Deputy Chief Walter Mertz,
assisted the patrolmen in handling the crowd, which at times choked the
stairways leading to the
director of the Board of Freeholders and Freeholders John J. Tull, Oscar Moore, Ventorino
Ciechanowski, Earl Armstrong and Emil J. McCall
arrived shortly after 7:00 PM. Moore and Tull wore American Legion overseas caps.
Albert S. Marvel, clerk of the board, accompanied the freeholders.
Employees of the various bureaus in the
department of public works, headed by Commissioner Magin, came in
delegations with the highway bureau having 150, the largest number.
Frank A. Abbott,
acting director of the department, accompanied by James P. Carr,
superintendent of Streets; led
is deputy director of revenue and finance and first assistant to Mayor
Brunner. He was named by Brunner as acting director until the City
County Clerk Frank J. Suttill, City Clerk Clay W. Reesman, Fire Chief John H.
Lennox and James A. Howell,
city electrical bureau, attended, as did Albert Austermuhl,
secretary of the board of education. Every city department sent a floral piece.
A floral chair was sent by the Camden Police
and Firemen’s Association. The word “Rest” was made up of flowers. The
offering of the Veterans League of South Jersey, an organization formed by
Commissioner Magin and of which he was the first president, was a
large floral pillow.
The freeholders and county officials gave a
large floral basket. Floral tributes came from the employees of the
board of education, the RCA Manufacturing Company, the police and fire
bureaus, Pyne Point Athletic Association, the Elks,
Moose and several Democratic clubs.
The floral tributes came in such numbers
yesterday afternoon that Funeral Director Harry Leonard
and his assistants could not find room for them in the commission
chamber proper. They were banked on both sides, in the rear and over the
Among prominent officials and citizens who
came to pay their respects were Congressman Charles A.
Wolverton and his son, Donnell, Assemblymen Joseph W.
and J. Frank Crawford,
Sidney P. McCord, city comptroller, Thomas C. Schneider,
president of Camden County Council No. 10, New
Jersey Civil Service Association.
Others at Bier
Others were Sue Devinney, secretary to Mrs. Kobus;
Fred S. Caperoon; Henry Aitken, city sealer of weights and measures, Horace R. Dixon,
executive director of the Camden Housing Authority; George I. Shaw,
vice president of the board of education.
Ray Smith, chairman of the Elks Crippled Children Committee
and commander of East Camden Post, V.F.W.; Albert
Becker, commander of Camden County Post 126, Jewish War Veterans; Dr. Howard E.
Primas and Wilbur F. Dobbins, members of the Camden Housing
Emma E. Hyland; Samuel E. Fulton, member of the Camden local
Also former Assemblyman Rocco Palese,
former Freeholder Maurice Bart and wife, County Detective James
Mulligan, Deputy City Clerk
William D. Sayrs, Mary King, secretary to City Clerk Reesman,
Charles W. Anderson and John W. Diehl Jr., former members of the
Walter P. Wolverton, chief clerk of the public works
department; Thomas J. Kenney, Maurice Hertz, Isadore Hermann, chief of
the city tax title bureau; S.
Raymond Dobbs; acting chief of city property, John
Oziekanski, building inspector, Harry Langebein, city assessor.
Oliver H. Bond, housing manager of Clement T. Branch
Village; former Judge
Joseph Varbalow, acting city counsel John J. Crean, assistant
City Counsel Edward V. Martino, Paul Day, secretary of city board of
assessors, former Assemblyman William T. Iszard, Harry Roye, district
director of NYA; Victor J. Scharle and Martin Segal, Democratic and
Republican registrars, respectively, of the Camden County permanent
Mrs. Marian Garrity and Mrs. Mary F. Hendricks, vice chairman and secretary respectively, of the Republican City Committee; Dr, Ethan A. Lang and Dr. Richard P. Bowman, members of the board of education; Edward J. Borden, Carl Kisselman, Harry A. Kelleher, Samuel T. French Sr., former Freeholder Walter Budniak, Coroner Paul R. Rilatt, County Treasurer Edward J. Kelleher, William Shepp, of the city legal bureau, Marie Carr, stenographer, mayor's office; Samuel T. French Jr., member, board of education.
Also John C. Trainor, member of the Camden
County Board of Elections;
Antonio Mecca, funeral director; Alexander Feinberg,
solicitor of the housing authority, former Freeholder John T. Hanson,
Sterling Parker and Paul Reihman, member of the county park commission.
O’Brien, commander of the Camden Disabled American Veterans,
was in charge of services by veterans at the cemetery. Former
Freeholder Edward J. Quinlan, county vice-commander of the American
Legion, directed last night memorial services and was in charge of the
firing squad at the grave.
I visited my grandmother, Emma E. Hyland, many times while she resided at 409 Chambers Avenue. She moved there from the family home on Haddon Avenue after losing her husband, John T. Hyland, in France in World War I. In about 1934 four of my brothers and sisters and I temporarily moved to the Chambers Avenue home while the sixth of the Hyland children was recovering from scarlet fever. He had remained with my parents at their home on Belleview Avenue in Camden during the six week quarantine period. Each morning the rest of us boarded a Number 4 Public Service bus at Haddon Avenue and Benson Street to travel to the Parkside School on Wildwood and Kenwood Avenues.
We loved the home on Chambers Avenue and the quarantine was a great adventure for us, especially since my grandmother, who was quite active in public life, had many distinguished visitors while we were there. Years later, when I had also entered public life, some of these individuals and I became good friends.
Thanks to Emma Hyland's grandson, William Hyland, and great-grandson, Stephen J. Hyland, for his help with this web page.
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