CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY

The Morning Post - October 29, 1935

 

From the late 1920s when the Camden Courier bought out the old Camden Post-Telegram until the late 1940s, the Courier-Post newspaper published a morning and evening edition, named, appropriately enough, the Morning Post and the Evening Courier. 

I happened to acquire a complete edition of the October 29, 1935 Morning Post in May of 2012. These are available on microfilm, however, the microfilm versions are less than satisfactory when it comes to showing photographs. I thought I would take advantage of the opportunity to do something I had not attempted before... reproduce an entire newspaper.

This I have done in two ways, through images and through text conversion. Each page yielded two images, actual size of each being about 11" by 16". If you click on the overly large thumbnails below, you will get the full size images of each page, top and bottom.

I also converted all Camden news articles to text. I am still working out a few ideas about how to handle some of the advertisements.

If you have any questions, please contact me by e-mail.

Phil Cohen
May 12, 2012

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What's Best for Camden?

Facts Twisted By P.S, In Light Plant Fight, Von Nieda Says

Community Center Sought for East Camden

Two Seized in Extortion Plot

Frank Somers Dies, 
Camden Ex-Sheriff

Third Hearing 
on Saloon License

Fleet Adequate to Defend U.S.. and Maintain Power Urged by Wolverton in Navy Day Speech

Woman Drinks Iodine 
After Family Quarrel

Cops Watch Stolen Car 
A Week Before Seizure

Lost and Found

Baker-Flick Store Ads

OTHER NEWS

Fascisti Renew Ethiopian Drive

Schultz Rites Held As 2 More Are Shot

Bid or Presidency Planned By Hoover

Girl Slashes Man Namd in Suit for Balm

Machine Gins Used To Oust Road Board

15 Fined in Salem for Cutting Signal

Builder's Son Missing from Home in Vineland

Escaped Convict Gets 3 Years for Jail Break

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J. Spicer Leaming Dies 
At Cape My
Truscott Death Laid to Defective Gas Light

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Bernard Schroeder 
Funeral Service
Diamond Coal
Morgan Brothers Laundry
Quaker City Limited

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American Stores
Leo's
Breyer's Ice Creeam
Household Finance Corp.
Franklin Granulated Sugar
Murine

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Smith-Austermuhl Co.
Dr. Shor- Credit Dentistry
Camden Coke Plant
Drake's Cakes
Camel Cigarettes
Baker-Flick Store

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NO CAMDEN STORIES

GIANT TIGER
Kreh 
Halden-Kelly Co.

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GIANT TIGER
Terminex
Halden-Kelly Co.

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Auto 38 Years Old 
Will Be Seen Here

Sears, Roebuck & Co. 

Hotel Taft, New York City, N.Y.

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Sears, Roebuck & Co. 

Hotel Taft, New York City, N.Y.

Pavonia Ice & Coal Co.
Franklin Shoe Repair

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'In the Moneyy'

MRS. MARION BLACK

Waitress, of 711 Penn street, Camden, who holds a ticket on Zingaro, an entry In the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes and a chance to win $147,000. Even If her entry does not run Mrs, Black is certain of 
collecting; $1828

D.A. Henderson & Co. 
Public Service
Electric & Gas Company
Resinol
Creomulsion

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Strawbridge & Clothier
FULL Page Ad

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EDITORIALS
Calling in Bondholders 
(But not in Camden)
THE EDITORS MAILBAG
A Letter to the Camden Board of Education
Joins Demand for Referendum on Parimutuel Betting
Bread Price and Need for New Political Party
Why Keep Feeding Hauptmann
Ship Striker's Sweetheart Answers Challenge to Green
Those Pledge Cards
Bread Boost a "Farmer's Tartiff"
Challenges Crop Control

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John Wanamaker
Judson C. Burns

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Lit Brothers
Cuticura
Quality Drug Stores

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A&P Food Stores
J.C. Penney
Photo Art Company
Dr. Davidow

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NO CAMDEN NEWS

Central Duplicating Co.
Bush's Coal
The House of Ruttenberg

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Bush's Coal
The House of Ruttenberg
Sears, Roebuck & Company
C.H. Wulf sauerkraut
Orchid beauty salon

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WOMEN--AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING
D.A.R. 39th Anniversary
Daughters of Colonial Wars Luncheon
Mrs. Casselman, Mrs. Kinco to Attend Chicago Meet
Cooper Auxiliary Pledges $3000 for 
Deep Therapy Fund
George Anderson to Wed
Mary Ferat in Camden Church
World Fellowshi Vespers Planned by Camden 'Y.W.'
Simon's
Philadelphia Secretarial School

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Supplee Milk
A. Swanson Compaay
Vicks Vapo-Rub
Wissinger's
J.C. Dwyer Maytag Utilities Co.
Marmola
Anthony's Beauty Salon
Sterling Beauty Shop

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House of Ruttenberg
Hurley's
Quality Drug Stores
ADS ON NEXT PAGE
Daisey Studios
Out-of-town Movie Theaters
Philadelphia Plays & Opera

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C. and C. Delays Ruling on $3,000,000,000 Project

Dead Man's Relatives Found By News Story

FOOTBALL DRILLS

LEGAL NOTICES

DEATHS

IN MEMORIAM

FUNERAL DIRECTORS
MONUMENTS-
CEMETERY LOTS
PERSONALS
HELP WANTED

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CLASSIFIED ADS

Mac Fulton
Car Dealer Ad

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NO CAMDEN NEWS
Hurley's

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The Morning Post
CITY EDITION  TWO CENTS
VOL. 60 NO. 235
CAMDEN, N. J., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1935
PAGE 1

THE EDITORIAL
What's Best for Camden?

Two years ago, the people of Camden voted 22,734 to 9160 in favor of a municipal light plant^
One week from today they go to the polls again, to vote on the same question.

If the majority FOR a light plant is bigger this year than it was two years ago—it will be because 
Public Service has been the most effective of all propagandists for such a plant.

The only reason this second referendum is being held is because Public Service took advantage of 
legal technicalities to nullify the first referendum.

It's only human for Camden citizens to resent that.

It's only human for them to resent also Public Service's attempt to use other legal technicalities to 
block this second referendum.

Neither can those Camden citizens be blamed for exasperation at the attempt of Public Service to 
saddle on them the costs of the litigation by which their vote for a light plant was sidetracked.

In every one of those moves Public Service has been working AGAINST Public Service.

That's why resentment is a factor in next Tuesday's election.

The Courier-Post Newspapers share that resentment.

Frankly, we don't like Public Service for a great many reasons—for their attitude towards the public; for their use of the power of their great monopoly in controlling the New Jersey Legislature, for their rate-making policies, and for their ruthless tactics against any opposition.

To be perfectly frank with our readers, our attitude towards Public Service may be influenced by our own experience.

Public Service has punished the Courier-Post newspapers by giving them much less advertising than 
any other large daily newspaper in the State.

During the 16 years of present ownership we have not hesitated to state our mind about Public 
Service, and Public Service has not hesitated to "punish" this independence.

We have been "punished" to the extent of a quarter of a million dollars worth of advertising which we would have received if we had been friendly and "gone along."

Public Service, right now, is carrying advertisements in this newspaper, giving its reasons why Camden should not have a municipal light plant.

As the only daily newspaper in this city, our news columns as well as our advertising columns have 
been open to Public Service— or to anyone else to present any and all sides of a public controversy. 
That's simply fair play.

It is to the interests of everyone that public questions be thrashed out in public so our readers can judge what is best for the community and what is best for them.

We are making this frank statement because we believe it is vital to Camden's welfare that every voter, when he goes to the polls next Tuesday, have all the facts before him.

After all, in spite of our own prejudice and the public's prejudice against Public Service, the voter 
should consider whether a light plant is GOOD BUSINESS for Camden.

We believe it is.

But we also believe that if it were not good business, it would be cutting off our noses to spite our 
faces simply to vote for a municipal light plant to "punish" Public Service. 

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Because the FACTS are so important to our fellow citizens and the welfare of our city. the Courier-Post newspapers are doing what they did two years ago. 

They are obtaining the PACTS from impartial, disinterested experts to guide their readers.

Those experts, Charles S. Leopold, prominent Philadelphia electrical engineer, and Professor C. D. Fawcett, of the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, of the University of Pennsylvania, are the 
men who drew up the notable report which played such an important part in the light plant campaign 
two years ago.

The Courier-Post, at its own expense, has retained these engineers to supplement their previous 
report, taking into consideration the electric rate cut since granted by Public Service—to establish, on a dollars and cents basis, the wisdom of a municipal plant for Camden---
Whether it will be good business now—as the figures showed it would have been two years ago.

Let every voter remember that a long-term investment of a large sum of money is involved. To spend that money on anything but a business basis might mean saddling the city with another white 
elephant.

The Courier-Post Newspapers do not believe a light plant will be a white elephant. To the contrary, 
we believe it will be a great and lasting investment which will give our citizens lower power rates on one hand, and lower taxes on the other.

But the report of Messrs. Leopold and Fawcett will establish the facts.

And in fairness, our columns will be open to Public Service to comment on that report or to give its views concerning the light plant in equal parallel space.

We do this because, in spite of our feelings, we want the people of Camden to vote on a strictly 
business basis—on the facts—and not in a spirit of revenge against Public Service.

A thorough airing of the facts will leave no doubts. It will put this question where it belongs, on the 
basis of—

"WHAT'S BEST FOR CAMDEN."

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Above all, the Courier-Post newspapers want this referendum to be decisive.

When it is over, we want the issue of a Camden municipal light plant to have been so thoroughly aired in public that neither Public Service nor anybody else can pretend that the people of Camden didn't know what they were doing.

We want this referendum to be such a clear mandate from the people of this city that no court can 
question it as representing the sentiment of the voters.

The report of our engineers will be published in a few days.

It is our contribution to the most important municipal issue in years.

In its legal efforts to upset the first Camden light plant referendum the great argument of Public 
Service was that the people voted because of prejudice and not because they felt Camden needed a 
municipal light plant.

We don't want to give Public Service the opportunity to use that argument again.

It is because we want this referendum to stand firm, as an unassailable expression of the will of the 
people of Camden that we offer the services of our engineers, and the freedom of our columns.
In this question, as in all public questions, our first concern is:

WHAT IS BEST FOR CAMDEN.

FACTS TWISTED BY PS IN FIGHT ON LIGHT PLANT, VON NIEDA SAYS
Corporation Fails to Tell About Drop in Florida Rate, Charge
BENEFITS TO TAXPAYERS POINTED OUT BY MAYOR

"In presenting figures to influence the voters of Camden on the light plant referendum, Public Service Corporation has cooked its own goose in an electric roaster."

That was the declaration of Mayor Frederick von Nieda last night in a statement urging the voters at the November 5 election not to be deceived by "fallacious chart advertising."

"The biggest mistake in the corporation's campaign of advertising," von Nieda said, "is when they cite Jacksonville, Fla., where there is a city-owned plant in a municipality comparable in size to Camden.

"Here's what Public Service says so glibly in its advertisement: 'Residential service electric rates were substantially reduced in Camden last year and are now lower than the residential rates charged in 
Jacksonville, Fla.'

"Then it cites the monthly cost of electricity for the average family in Camden now, on th6 basis of a consumption of 45 kilowatt hours, at $2.80, or at the rate of 6.23 cents per kilowatt hour. In 
Jacksonville the basic residential rate has been 7 cents.

Big Drop in Rate

"But what Public Service failed to tell the public is that in Jacksonville the rate is established for 
ordinary use of lighting, but when another appliance is added in the home, say a radio, the rate 
automatically drops to 3 cents, more than 100 percent below the Camden rate.

"There is scarcely a home using electricity in Camden that has no electrical appliance, if it's 
only an iron or a hair curler.

"Neither has the Public Service Corporation told the public in its paid advertisements that in 
Jacksonville the city owned plant contributed in 1933 to the city treasury $1,720,000 and in 1934, 
despite certain supply contracts, $1,300,000.

"I have in my possession a letter from Jacksonville's utility engineer in which he states that in another three or four years the city will be tax free.

"Public Service in its fallacious charts seeks to uphold its slogan that 'Cost of Government Increases as Cost of Electricity Decreases.'

"The answer to that is easy: 'The income of government, where there is a city-owned plant, increases as the consumption of electricity increases because of lower rates.' 

3 Ways to Run Plant

"There are three ways in which public-owned plants may be run. First, for the benefit of the taxpayers only, as in Jacksonville. Second, as in Seattle, for the taxpayers and consumers by low rates. Third, as in Tacoma for low rate only.

"While I was fighting for light plant legislation in Trenton a Tacoma man visiting the state capital 
showed me a receipted tax bill for the previous month for $2.80 which covered the lighting of every 
room in his house every night because his wife in his absence couldn't bear to be alone in the 
darkness, covered also operation of an electrical refrigerator, air conditioner, radio, cooking and other 
appliances and heating of the whole house and that was in a cold month. It was amazing, but it was 
true.

"And yet with the lowest rate in the country, the Tacoma plant turned over to the city $854,381 in 
one year. Tacoma has more than 14,000 electric ranges. Our entire state of New Jersey has less than 
1000. 

Huge Profits

"Electricity is the only commodity that is sold to the majority of consumers at 18 to 20 times its cost. Since its manufacturing and distribution are in at least 90 percent of our American communities 
controlled by private corporations, the public finds itself virtually at their mercy.

"It goes without saying that a private corporation is certainly loath to relinquish its enormous profits-hidden behind a capital set-up, huge salaries and other devices—and will go to any length of trouble and expense to eliminate a competition that might compel them to meet lower rates.

"But what of taxes? Private companies pay taxes. City-owned plants do not. Taxes are involuntary 
contributions for cost of city government. Taxes paid by private companies are rarely more than 10 to 
12 percent of their gross receipts not their net profits. 

"All the net profits of city-owned plants go into the city treasury and become voluntary contributions to the amount to be raised for the cost of government and take the place of taxes that would have been placed on all taxpayers for just that purpose.

Benefit of Competition

"Again comes the plea of the private company, that a competitor of this type would destroy private investment. A low rate can only benefit the private company, for it will bring mass consumption and send their stock, not downward, but soaring because of increased business.

"In Montreal where the Montreal Light and Power Company is in competition with the plant of the 
City of Westmont just across the river, what was once upon a time a rate of 12% is now 3% but the 
use was made so manifold that, the stock of the private company rose from $94 to $1167."

Public Service Corporation was accused yesterday by Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., of 
"flooding Camden with foreign language newspapers in which half-baked truths and distortions of fact 
appear."

Hartmann, chairman of the municipal light plant committee, predicted the vote in favor of the project at the November 5 election would be "at least 8 to 1 instea.d of 4 to 1 because of such tactics."

Hartmann announced he and other commissioners will "take the stump" in an effort to bring about an overwhelming majority in favor of the project.

"We're going to talk on street corners, over Station WCAM, through mobile sound-trucks and at 
meetings, Hartmann said. "We hope to stage a huge mass meeting the night before election at 
Convention Hall. I agree with Surrogate Hanna that an even more convincing vote in favor of the 
project than two years ago would be a real blow to Public Service's efforts to defeat the will of the 
people."

A total of 22,730 votes were cast in favor of a city-owned plant in the 1933 referendum, against 9160 negative votes.

Statement By Hartmann

Hartmann's statement follows:

"The Public Service Electric & Gas Company is stooping to unfair tactics in an effort to defeat the will of the people in declaring for a municipal light plant at the election on Nov. 5.

"I am reliably informed that the city is now being flooded with foreign language newspapers in which advertisements containing half-baked truths and distortions of fact appear.

"One of these newspapers, a weekly, has been imported from Newark. Probably, if these same 
advertisements should appear in an English language newspaper, they would have the effect of 
defeating the Public Service arguments. They would not dare to hand to persons of English speech the lies which they can pass on to those of foreign extraction in Camden city who cannot speak the 
English language.

"It is tactics of these kinds which will so arouse the voters that the vote will be at least eight to one as compared to the four to one vote of two years ago in favor of the light plant.

"As has been said many times before, the people of the City of Camden are being taxed twice, once by the city and once by the utility company in the form of exorbitant rates.

"If has been said that Camden has low electric rates. Such statements are not true. Camden rates, 
according to Congressional investigation, are the fourth highest in the country and by Camden's rates 
we mean the rates of any city or any customer in the Public Service system.

"It has been recently proven that the City of Camden can buy power cheaper retail than it can 
wholesale. The advertising manager of the public Service Company says 'if we would use more of it 
we can get it for less money, a humorous statement when you consider if you read such statements 
regarding the various costs in different parts of the city in the water department, the same electricity 
costs as high as I cents in one place and perhaps 6/10 of a cent somewhere else, but no matter where it is consumed the same basic cost still exists and I am convinced that the -Public Service can 
manufacture electricity as cheap as anyone else, especially those that they claim in poorly operated 
municipal plants who can manufacture current for 4/10 of a cent per kilowatt hour.

"No thinking voter will be fooled by either the statements or the number of advertisements appearing in the paper. For, after all, money is no object in this battle as far as the people's rights are concerned.

"At the present time the City of Camden is very poorly lighted because we can afford only $126,000 for street lighting. If Camden had its own municipal power plant "we "would get much more light for far less money. Likewise in the water department w* would not be charging 17 cents to ourselves for one kilowatt of electricity, on the face of the earth controlled by monopoly that sells from two to twenty times the cost of its production.

"The present City Commission, of which I am a member, takes cognizance of the fact that one of the reasons we are in office at the present time is because we have pledged our support for a municipal power plant.

"We are now planning a short and intensive campaign which will consist of holding meetings in the 
various civic and social clubs throughout Camden, speaking to the entire city from loud-speaking 
wagons, and we intend planning a mass meeting to climax our effort, and we sincerely hope that the 
voting this time is at least twice as decisive as it was two years ago.

"Because of the fact that Camden did not own its municipal power plant we fund ourselves struggling along in the same way and manner that we have for the last six years.

"Incidentally, every commissioner will speak at very frequent intervals over Camden's municipal 
station, privately owned.

"The commissioners, in endeavoring to reach the people, of course, will utilize the press and right here may we say that Camden's newspaper, the Courier-Post, deserves credit for suggesting that the 
question be placed on the ballot without petition. The citizens and the commissioners offer to these 
newspapers sincere thanks and sincerely hope that they will continue in the future as they have in the 
past, in telling the citizens of Camden what is best for them.

"We urge that every citizen go to the pools and vote yes for a municipal light plant. This is your 
salvation. The relief from the tax burden and the beginning of a new day. The people must be served."

Community Center Sought for East Camden
Construction Costs of Project Would Be Separate of Homes
PLANS INCLUDE HALL AND POOL

A community house, with an auditorium and swimming pool, as an adjunct to the $3,000,000 P.W.A, housing project for East Camden is being sought by the City Federal Housing Committee.

The plan, as outlined by the committee yesterday, is to attempt to have the community house and pool built in connection with a school which the federal authorities have indicated a willingness to finance and separate from the housing project.

The community house, the committee announced, will be sought as a convenience not only to 
occupants of the low-cost housing project, but also for the benefit of dwellers in the adjacent territory.

James W. Burnison, chairman of the committee, which was appointed by Mayor von Nieda, said the entire committee feels construction of the community house and pool as part of the P.W.A. project would run the rental cost per room too high for those whom it is intended to aid— present dwellers in sub-standard homes, with incomes of $60 to $125 a month.

U. S. to Bear Costs

The plan, Burnison said, contemplates that the Federal Government would bear practically all of the cost of construction of both the school and the community house.

The commission and the board of education will be consulted on "the feasibility and desirability" of the community house construction, Burnison announced.

The entire committee concurred orally in Burnison's outline of this and other matters discussed at its first meeting.

Other members of the committee are A. J. Rosenfeld, secretary; Charles F. Hollopeter, Joseph Mitton and James V. Moran.

Burnison is vice president of RCA Manufacturing Company and president of the Camden County 
Chamber of Commerce. Rosenfeld is a real estate man. Hollopeter is chairman of the Camden Labor 
Housing Committee, Inc., which was instrumental in bringing the housing project to Camden, and also
is president of the Central Labor Union. Mitton is vice president of the Camden Labor Housing Committee, Inc., and represents industrial unions. 

Appointed as Individuals

It was emphasized by Burnison that each member, however, was appointed as an individual and that his actions are not binding on the organizations with which he is connected.

"The big problems facing the committee," Burnison said, "are to see that the project does not burden the city and add to the tax rate, and to see that, in any event, the project will recompense the city for all governmental services accruing to it.

The committee also went on record as insisting that all labor and materials for the housing project 
"be procured locally."

The committee will report to the city commission.

TWO SEIZED IN EXTORTION PLOT
JOBLESS MAN, GIRL QUIZZED IN ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN $5,000
Painter Nabbed as He Keeps Date to Meet Intended Victim, G-Men Say
CASE LINKED TO HOLDUP OF BANK IN PENNSGROVE 

By WALTER N. CARLEY

An unemployed Camden painter and his reputed sweetheart were taken in custody early today for 
questioning in the attempted extortion of a Carneys Point store keeper.
The couple, according to Department of Justice agents and state police, had demanded $5000 from 
the intended victim under threat of death.

Held for questioning are Vincent Farao, 41, of 208 Stevens Street, and Miss May Collins, 23, of 235 Stevens Street.

The intended victim, according to police, was Anthony Travagline, 39, owner of a Carneys Point 
store, and operator of a food concession at the duPont de Nemours plant in Pennsgrove.

Farao, it was disclosed, was arrested by State Trooper T. L. Smith, when he kept an appointment at 11 p. m., to meet Travagline at the foot of Pine street and claim the money demanded. The woman was arrested a block away.

Concealed at a number of points bordering on the rendezvous were Department of Justice agents, with T. J. Donahue, of the Trenton office, in charge, together with Sergeant of State Police Detectives 
Louis J. Bornemann, and Camden City Detective Clifford Carr.

Bank Holdup Mentioned

Farao and the Collins woman were rushed to police headquarters, where the Federal agents and state police immediately began questioning them.

Travagline, it was said, received a letter October 19, in which the writer demanded $5000 under threat of death and in which the writer said he knew the Carneys Point man received $15,000 of the loot taken in the Pennsgrove bank holdup in February, 1934.

A second letter was received Oct. 25, giving instructions for the payment of the money 
demanded. It was said both letters were written by the Collins woman.

Travagline, it was said, was to meet the writer at the foot of Pine street at 11 o'clock last night. He was to have a handkerchief tied around his left wrist. The writer of the letter would have a handkerchief similarly tied.

Travagline turned the letters over to state police, who in turn, called in the Federal agents. The 
storekeeper was advised to meet the writer in the hope he could be apprehended.

A dummy package, supposed to contain the money, was prepared and Travagline, accompanied by the agents, state troopers and detectives, went to the designated meeting place about 10 o'clock. 
Travagline, it was said, feared to go through with the plans made and Trooper Smith was substituted 
in his place.

A few minutes after 11 o'clock, as Smith stood near the river bank, a man approached him, later 
identified as Farao.

Cops Disarm Man

"You wanted to see me?" the trooper asked.

"You ain't Travagline," Smith said Farao replied.

The trooper lunged at Farao, he said, and as he did so, Farao attempted to draw a gun. Smith 
overpowered him, however, as the federal agents and detectives swarmed out of their various hiding 
places.

Other agents, in the meantime, had found the Collins woman standing at an intersection about a block away.

Arriving at police headquarters, the agents refused to permit newspapermen to question either 
themselves or the two suspects as well as forbidding Travagline to talk. The storekeeper was taken to 
an Inner office, outside of which an agent stood guard.

It could not be determined immediately what formal charges were to be placed against Farao or 
the woman.

It was learned that Farao was employed in the paint shop of a Camden shipbuilding concern but that he had not worked the last five years. Most of that time, it was said, he had been receiving emergency relief aid.

Police said Farao was married and has two children.

FRANK SOMERS DIES; CAMDEN EX-SHERIFF
Former Clementon Mayor Succumbs after Three-week Illness

Former Sheriff Frank C. Somers, 76, died last night at Cooper Hospital following an illness of three weeks.

Mr. Somers, who was sheriff of Camden county from 1903 to 1908, was a director of the First National Bank and Trust Company, the Camden Fire Association and was president of the County Building and Loan Association for more than 30 years.

A staunch Republican and close friend of the late U. S. Senator David Baird, Mr. Somers served also as mayor of Clementon where he resided at Chews road.

When the Young Men's Republican organization was instituted at the turn of the century, Mr. Somers was among the organizers.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Matthews Somers, and three sons, Frank, Jr., of Haddonfleld; Floyd W. of Collingswood, and J. Williard, of Philadelphia.

Mr. Somers formerly was associated with the American Dredging Company and with the Bowers Hydraulic Dredging Company. He was a member of Camden Lodge No. 15, F. and A. M.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the home. Burial will be in Harleigh Cemetery.

Frank C. Somers

THIRD HEARING SET ON SALOON LICENSE
Rosedale Residents Object to Permit; Excise Board Ponders Action

The newly created city excise commission last night called a third public hearing on the application of Frank Caromano for a saloon license at Thirty-sixth street and Westfield avenue

The hearing was set for 10 a. m., Saturday.

The city commission held one formal hearing and one informal hearing on the application, protested  by 881 citizens of the Rosedale section of the Eleventh ward, led by Rev. W. Douglas Roe, pastor of the Rosedale Baptist Church.

Granting the application, Roe and others have contended, will open the Rosedale section, now 
without saloons, to other applications. 

The excise commission—formally the Municipal Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control—in practice adopted a policy of "go slow." It was the first business meeting of the board, composed of John L. Morrissey, chairman; Mrs. Ann Baumgartner, secretary, and Curtis O. Sangtinette.

Takes Notes of Meeting

Mrs. Pauline F. Caperoon, secretary to City Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, director of public safety, took stenographic notes of the meeting. She explained this was merely to keep the board straight until the new board becomes more familiar with procedure.

City Clerk Otto E. Braun also recorded the minutes and said he will continue to do so in 
collaboration with Mrs. Baumgartner.

The meeting was held in Braun's private office. Only the members of the board, Mrs. Caperoon, Braun and newspaper reporters attended.

A license was granted to the Eleventh Ward Democratic Club, 1014 North Twenty-seventh street.
A transfer of the license of Charles T. Bateman from 600 Mt. Vernon street to 1900 South Sixth street 
was approved.

Police Probe Asked

Police investigation was requested by the board on the applications of Peter Bradsky for 801 Chestnut street and Frank D'Alesandro, 523 South Third street.

The police department will do the bulk of the investigating for the new board, Mrs. Kobus, has 
announced.

A personal investigation by members of the board was decided upon in the application of Dominic 
Guglielmo
for a transfer from 245 Chestnut street to 2222 Federal street

Action was deferred on the application of a transfer of the license of Mary Hinkson to Edgar H. 
Beattie at 949 North Twenty-fifth street.

Fleet Fleet Adequate to Defend U. S. And Maintain Peace Urged by Wolverton in Navy Day Speech 
Congressman Praises Theodore Roosevelt for Interest in Nation's Marine Forces; Parade And Dinner Conclude Celebration in Camden

Congressman Charles A. Wolverton, in an address yesterday commemorating Navy Day, urged the United States to 'maintain a navy of sufficient strength and effectiveness for the adequate defense of the nation.

The address featured a program sponsored by the officers and enlisted men of the Second Battalion, U. S. Naval Reserves, for the observance of the 160th anniversary of the establishment of the U. S. Navy.

The program was concluded last night with a parade of the battalion, followed by a dinner and 
entertainment at its headquarters, 715 Pine street. More than 200 took part in the ceremonies.
In his address, broadcast over WCAM, Congressman Wolverton praised the efforts of former President Theodore Roosevelt to develop the sea forces of the nation and said it was "particularly appropriate" that October 27, the anniversary of his birth, should be set aside for the observance of Navy Day. Due to the day falling on Sunday this year, programs commemorating it were held throughout the nation yesterday.

"As the American Navy in the past has never been other than an instrument in the hands of the people to foster and maintain peace," Congressman Wolverton said, "so with confidence I have faith in its future usefulness because I continue to have faith in the peaceful purposes of America.

"The primary purpose of the Navy is to maintain peace. It never declares war, and when war is 
declared the power of the Navy is used to re-establish peace at the earliest possible moment.

"Time and again the strength of our Navy has prevented war. It never provoked war. To give the Navy additional strength will make more certain our own peace and the peace of the world.

Hit Propaganda

"Notwithstanding the peaceful aims and ambitions of our nation throughout the entire period of its 
existence, there are those in our midst many of whom are misguided by untrue and unpatriotic 
propaganda to which an adequate navy would be interpreted throughout the world as an intention 
upon the part of the United States to enter upon an aggressive policy, and that there could be no other 
result except to provoke a spirit of war.

"Is it possible that any one within the boundaries of this country, and especially those who claim 
citizenship herein, could be so unappreciative of the true spirit of America as to believe that any such 
warlike spirit dominates their fellow countrymen when their representatives in Congress merely seek 
to provide for our national security?

"Although America is a peace loving nation, yet, there is a distinct obligation to ourselves and to the peace of the world, that we shall maintain, within treaty limits, a navy sufficiently strong and effective as will deter any other less peacefully inclined nation, from disturbing either our own peace or that of the world.

"The United States Navy is the most potent and influential factor in promoting and maintaining peace and insuring its blessings to ourselves and those of the weaker nations of the earth, who look to us for protection and security."

Mayor Frederick von Nieda and Commander O. M. Read, U. S. N., officer in charge of the Fourth 
District Naval Reserves, were the guests of honor and principal speakers at the banquet.

Lieut.-Commander George W. Keefe, U. S. N. Reserve, commanding officer of the battalion, acted as toastmaster.

Mayor von Nieda expressed pleasure at the development of the Camden battalion and the success of efforts in the last legislature to obtain an appropriation for the erection of a new armory for the 
battalion on the Cooper river near Admiral Wilson Boulevard.

Battalion Praised

Commander Read praised the officers and men of the battalion for the efficiency of their organization and predicted with the increased facilities the new armory would afford, that the battalion would rank with the best of the naval militia.

A program of entertainment, lasting more than an hour, was presented by entertainers from the studios of Camden and Philadelphia radio broadcasting stations.

The United States Navy has led the way in aviation research, Gov. George H. Earle said in an address before several thousand persons attending a Navy Day program in Philadelphia.
The governor, who commanded a submarine chaser during the World War, pointed out that the 
functions of the navy were many and varied.

"Navy Day," he asserted, "is set apart each year to bring to the attention of the people of the United States the function of our navy in the maintenance of national defense As citizens it is our duty to know something about the navy, so that we may know why we need a navy and why it must be 
maintained in efficient condition.

"Experimental work performed by the navy, led to the development of metal aircraft construction, and now metal construction is the recognized standard."

Governor Earle said that "not only has the navy blazed the trail across the Atlantic, but it also sent a squadron of patrol planes from San Francisco to Hawaii."

Four members of the Camden City Commission attended the launching of the destroyers Cassin and Shaw at the League Island Navy Yard. They are Mayor von Nieda, Commissioners Mary W. Kobus, George E. Brunner and Frank J. Hartmann Jr.

Immediately after the launching the keel of the new cruiser, U. S. S Wichita, was laid on the No. 2 ship-ways. The keels of the Cassin and Shaw were laid in October, 1934. The Wichita is the eighteenth of the "flyweight" cruisers built by the United States under the provisions ot the London 
naval treaty of 1930.

Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy, was the principal speaker of the launching of the two destroyers.

WOMAN DRINKS IODINE AFTER FAMILY QUARREL

Mrs. Nancy Veit, 20, of 532 Lester Terrace, was admitted to West Jersey Hospital last night after a 
family row allegedly led her to drink iodine in an attempt to take her life.

Detective Joseph Carpani lodged a detainer against the woman and said she would be charged with 
attempted suicide, when her husband, Charles, 22, said she drank the iodine after an argument. Hospital officials said Mrs. Veit's condition was not serious.

COPS WATCH STOLEN CAR WEEK BEFORE SEIZURE

A stolen automobile containing burglar tools and abandoned on Cooper Hospital lawn was watched for a week until it was seized last night by police and turned over to its owner.

G. W. Wood, president of the Wood Bus Company, Pitman, reported his car stolen a week ago. 
Councilman Jason Swayer, director of public safety, of Pitman, went to Cooper Hospital a week ago 
to visit his sick wife and recognized Wood's car on the lawn. 

Police watched the car in hope the thief would return. When it was searched last night a kit of burglar tools, a blackjack and a set of stolen license plates were found in it.

LOST AND FOUND
Ads taken for tonight's Evening Courier up until 2.30 p. in. Ads placed after that appear first in 
tomorrow's Morning Post. Phone Camden 6000.
BIRD DOG STRAYED
English Setter, near Goose Goslin Farm, Salem, N, J. Pet dog, not a hunter. White with tan spots, 
name on collar. Answers to "Al" or "Smitty." Reward. Notify E. F. Verga, Audubon 3456.
BULL FOX TERRIER—Lost, white with black spots on body, black ears, white and black tail. Name Spot. Reward.W. C. Headier. 514 Mickle St. 
DOG—Lost, brown &. white, half breed Fox Terrier, very thin male, scar on neck hidden by hair, answers to Teddy. Reward. Brill's, 1019 N. 27tn St. 
DOG—Lost. Toy Fox Terrier, white with brown ears. Name "Terry." Reward for any information. 
Merchantvllle 2142-W.
KEYS—Lost, on Broadway. Saturday. Reward. Return 900 S 5th St.
t, Camden,,

ADVERTISING

SALE AND DEMONSTRATION COTTON BATTING
Miss Jenkins, educational directress, demonstrate the uses and advantages of cotton batting to all interested in the making of comforts in the home. Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 3 o'clock. Baker-Flick Co. See Adv. Page 5.
SHOWING HOW TO MAKE COMFORTERS Miss Jenkins will demonstrate how easily and quickly you can make lovely home made quilts and comforts Wednesday afternoon. Oct. 30th. 3 o'clock. Baker-Flick Co. See Adv. Page 5.
THE ROMANCE OF QUILTING A demonstration and lecture on the art of quilt and comfort 
making by Miss Olivia Jenkins, Wednesday, Oct. 30th. 3 o'clock. Baker-Flick Co. See Adv. Page 5.


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TRUSCOTT DEATH LAID TO DEFECTIVE GAS LIGHT

Failure to turn off completely a gas jet in his room caused the accidental death of Stanley Truscott, 
World War aviator, of 17 Springfield avenue, Merchantville, Coroner Frank Leonard decided 
yesterday after conducting a post-mortem.

Truscott died Sunday in Cooper Hospital five hours after he had been found overcome on the second floor of his home. He was 41.

His room, adjoining, had gas jets n it only for illumination, an investigation by Coroner Leonard 
disclosed. One of the jets, Coroner Leonard said, was hard to turn off, and Truscott probably went to bed without realizing it was partly open.

Truscott was employed by the Insurance Company of North America. Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. tomorrow in the home. Burial will be in Harleigh Cemetery.

 

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Hartmann's Plan to Shift Assessor's Office Hit by Mayor
NEW DEALER’S EYES ON $20,000 PAYROLL, VON NIEDA DECLARES
Commissioner Accused Playing Politics on Eve of Election
OFFICIAL'S REPLY BRIEF

Mayor Frederick von Nieda, in a statement issued yesterday afternoon, severely censured 
Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., New Dealer, for his attempt to transfer the assessor's office from the city revenue and finance department to Hartmann's control.

In reply to Hartmann's statement that the mayor and Commissioner Harold W. Bennett, Republican 
minority members of the Camden City Commission, are "cry babies," von Nieda charged Hartmann 
with "playing politics" on the eve of the general election here November 5.

Von Nieda declared Bennett's business training as a lawyer qualified him far better to direct the 
operation of the assessor's office in comparison to a "great merchant who has had several years 
business training in selling electric light bulbs." 

Question of Reductions

In answer to Hartmann's charges that politically favored property owners received reduced 
assessments under the previous administration, von Nieda reminded the New Deal commissioner that 
such reductions were made by a Democratic controlled Camden County Board of Taxation.

Von Nieda further charged Hartmann with "having his eye on the $20,000 payroll in the assessor's 
office." The mayor also declared the New Dealer commissioners were prohibiting Republican workers 
in the municipal government from participating in politics but did not restrict the Democratic 
employees.

The latest attack of von Nieda on Hartmann further widens the breach between the two commissioners who once fought side by side for civic improvements and lower taxes. It was von Nieda and Hartmann who were largely instrumental in formation of the New Jersey Congress of Civic Associations. In fighting for civic betterment here, the two men on many occasions spoke from the same platform. The split came prior to the election of von Nieda to the City Commission.

The mayor's statement follows:

"At every commission meeting, and in the public press, I am hearing Mr. Hartmann throwing so many bouquets at himself that I am beginning to think he is the only honest man in Camden and the greatest city commissioner any city ever had. 

"I am sure that the taxpayers may expect next year the lowest tax rate in 20 years if we can believe all he says about the savings he has already effected, such as $50 on drinking cups, and so much money on electric juice at Delair. From this one item alone, Public Service stockholders may expect a big cut in their dividends next year.

"And the great reforms in Public Service he has accomplished, according to his own say so!

"Now he modestly proposes to transfer the tax assessment department from Mr. Bennett's hands to his own—he can manage it so much better, you know.

"Why not? What does a lawyer of Mr. Bennett's experience know about real estate values as 
compared to a great merchant who has had several years -business training in selling electric light 
bulbs?

"The voters or Camden at last Spring's election were mistaken when they gave Mr. Bennett a larger 
vote of confidence than they did any other city commission candidate — even more than the 
wonderful Mr. Hartmann.

"But he is not playing politics— only he has his eye—so he says—on that $20,000 payroll in the 
assessor's department and he will probably say he wants to take charge to reduce the payroll. Well, 
Democrats have become quite expert in reducing payrolls—even of worthy Democrats—but not of the 
payrolls of Democratic office holders. And the tax assessments must be changed by Nov. 1. Why did 
he not say before Nov. 5? Aye, there's the magic date.

"His explanation that Nov. 1 is tax appeal date shows some little ignorance on his part. The city board does not handle appeals, and the county board began that job on Aug. 15. The city board on Oct. 1 fixes the assessment values for 1936. I am glad that Commissioner Hartmann corrected that statement later.

"Little errors like that do not bother such a great expert as Mr. Hartmann.

"He also said—as I recall it—that some of the big taxpayers had secured reductions—he could not 
mean this year because the county board has not yet reported its findings—so of course he meant last 
year's reductions.

"But did hot Mr. Hartmann forget that last year the county tax appeal board was Democratic?

Not Finding Fault

"I am not finding fault with what the board then did—maybe they were right—but |Mr. Hartmann has seen fit to criticize their actions and yet politically he sleeps in the same bed now with them. Really, 
he should know also that the city board makes the original assessments, and appeals for reductions are appeals against the values fixed by them.

"Evidently, Mr. Hartmann proposes to make the city board a board of appeals over its own valuations.

"But to get back to the political aspect, because after all I am convinced that politics is the real motive for this gentleman's peculiar anxiety at this critical time for changing the assessment department over to the department of ash collections and street cleaners.

"You see there is quite a similarity between real estate values and ashes and street dirt, which after all are real estate in the making.

"But there is no politics in it, says Commissioner Hartmann. But we will have to judge the gentleman 
not by what he says but rather by what he does. No politics either, I suppose, in that just before 
November 5, the new liquor excise board was-created.

"Mr. Hartmann, of course, did not have in mind the possibility of some one quietly slipping the word to all liquor license holders to be good on election day.

"Is it not strange also that only this past week more than a dozen Republican office holders were fired and similar number of New Dealer Democrats hired in their stead? 

"No Politics?'

"And this just a. few days before election?

"Mr. Hartmann is fond of citing the alleged shortcomings of the former commissioners (of which I was not one), and yet he voted for Clay Reesman to be city clerk, who was a city commissioner for eight years from 1928 to 1935.

"So why does he prate so much about the mistakes of Mr. Reesman and his colleagues?

"No politics in Mr. Hartmann's department! What a laugh?

"Only recently he sent out notices warning city employees not to engage in political activity. But that 
only applies to Republicans, because Mr. Hartmann has recently helped appoint several Democrats 
and New Deal Ward leaders to public office.

"Some of them have been politically active this past week and that not even outside the sacred 
precincts of the City Hall, and during office hours at that.

"Let any Republican officeholder be likewise guilty arid off will go his head.

"No, indeed, Republicans, even after office hours must not even attend political rallies.

"Who made him the Dictator over the party principles or party loyalty, even of office holders after 
office hours? Since when did he become bigger than the legislature itself?

"But Mr. Hartmann is going to have stool pigeons at the Republicans rally next Saturday, at least that threat has been whispered around the City Hall this past week. 

City Hall on Nov. 5

"New Deal City Commissioners themselves can play politics right in the City Hall itself every day and their appointees can and do attend Democratic nightly gatherings and they can and do engage in all 
sorts of political activities.

"I wonder if Mr. Hartmann will have stool pigeons in the three downtown wards on election day to 
watch his New Deal Democrats recently appointed in order to see if they are then politically active. 
Will he see to it that these New Deal leaders remain on duty at the City Hall on election day?

"It will be Quite interesting for inquisitive voters to visit the City Hall on that day so that they may 
take note of the many Republican officeholders whose compelled presence there will be so necessary 
for the protection of the otherwise empty City Hall corridors. The sauce for the Democratic goose 
ought to be the same for the Republican gander.

"And this is supposed to be a non-partisan majority, now in control of the City Hall.
"I am wondering if Mr. Hartmann thinks the voters of Camden have forgotten the pre-election pledges 
of this same majority?

"And does he think the people of Camden are being fooled by his boastful cry of 'No politics—no 
politics'?"

Hartmann Answers

Hartmann answered von Nieda's attack last night with this statement:

"It was very kind of Mayor von Nieda to advertise my business. I will admit I have somewhat neglected my private business for some time in order to devote all of my time to city affairs.

"The only thing the mayor forgot to say was that I sell the lamp bulbs to which he referred, at Eighth 
and State streets.

"I hope he will remedy this oversight in his next public utterance concerning me^".

PARALYSIS SUFFERER REMOVED TO HOSPITAL

Paul Garrison, 28, of Deepwater, who was taken to Camden Municipal Hospital Sunday night after he had been stricken "with infantile paralysis, was moved yesterday to Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, 
in an effort to save his life. Garrison's respiratory system became paralyzed and he was sent to the 
Philadelphia hospital to be placed in a respirator if his condition becomes worse, Dr. J. C. Lovett
medical director of the Camden hospital, said.

COUPLE CELEBRATE 50TH WEDDING YEAR
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Dahl Celebrate Anniversary at Son's Home

More than 50 relatives and friends shared in the celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles R. Dahl staged last night at the home of the couple's son, Howard Dahl, 126 North 
Tenth street
.

Mr. Dahl, who retired four years ago, was employed by the E. G. Locke Paper Manufacturing 
Company for more than 45 years. The couple live at 2721 Hayes Avenue.

Their marriage was solemnized at the old Second Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Benson streets, 
by Rev. J. William Boyd. They have another son, Bertram, a Navy department employee..

 


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POLITICS
On All Fronts

G. O. P. MEETINGS TODAY

Third Ward—Third Ward Republican Club, 432 South Third street.
Fifth Ward—First Italian Republican League, 813 South Fourth street.
Sixth Ward — 506 Chestnut street.
Twelfth Ward — 300 North Twenty-seventh street.
Fourteenth Ward—2523 Morgan boulevard.
Third Ward — Gloucester, Broadway and Powell street.
Collingswood—Library.
Lindenwold—Garden Lake Republican Club.
Runnemede — Legion Hall, Clements Bridge road
Winslow Township — North Tansboro School House.

Mrs. Frederick von Nieda, wife of the mayor, will conduct one of nearly 100 parlor meetings to be 
held simultaneously throughout the county tomorrow afternoon between 3 and 4 o'clock, women will 
gather in each voting district to hear radio appeals from Station WCAM in behalf of the Republican 
candidates.

Mrs. von Nieda's parlor meeting will be at her home, 3309 River avenue, and is open to all women 
residents of the Eleventh ward. She is expecting 200 guests.

An elaborate program has been arranged for tomorrow afternoon's radio hour, including musical 
entertainment and oratory.

On the program will be Congressman Charles A. Wolverton and Mrs. Florence Baker, members of the Republican state committee; former United States Senator David Baird, Jr., and the candidates: Albert E. Burling for state senator; Edwin G. Scovel, J. Claud Simon and Henry M. Evans for assembly; Mayor Joseph H. Van Meter for sheriff; Dr. Leslie H. Ewing for county clerk, and Joshua C. Haines for register of deeds.

Musical interludes between the oratory will be furnished by WCAM String Ensemble and guest 
soloists.

In addition to the broadcast on Wednesday, there will be radio programs this afternoon at 3.30; Thursday afternoon at 3.20; Friday afternoon at 3.30; Monday afternoon at 3.30 and Tuesday afternoon (Election Day) at 3.30.

* * *

The Eagle Fire Hall, Erial road and Clearview avenue, Pine Hill, will be the scene of a huge 
Democratic rally and mass meeting tonight when state, county and local candidates and workers will 
address the voters.

Included among the local candidates who will speak are George F. Seib, for mayor; George 
McWilliams and Eldridge Scott, for borough council, three years; and John M. Ashenfelder, for 
borough council, un-expired term, and Mrs. Lillian Scott. Seib, who will act as chairman of the 
meeting, and Mrs. Scott are members of the Democratic county committee from Pine Hill.

The county candidates who will speak include Francis G. Homan, for state senator; Anthony F. 
Marino, for Assembly; Albert S. Marvel, Jr., for sheriff; Victor J. Scharle, for register of deeds; Ernest 
Dubin, Frank J. Suttill, Frank M. Lario, and others.

* * *

State, county and local Democratic candidates and workers tonight will discuss campaign issues at a rally and mass meeting sponsored by the Laurel Springs Democratic Club, to be held in Fire Hall No. 2, Stone road and Beech avenue, Laurel Springs.

Among the speakers are: Francis G. Homan, for state senator; Herbert E. Beattie, Anthony F. Marino, Leon H. Rose, for Assembly; Albert S. Marvel, Jr., for sheriff; Victor J. Scharle, for register of deeds; Alfred H. White, for county clerk; Marie V. Kelly and others. 

Mrs. Emma Anderson and Philip Camerrotti, members of the Democratic county committee from 
Laurel Springs will also speak.

* * *

A Democratic rally will be held tomorrow at 8 p. m. by the Haddon Township Democratic 
Association at 20 Haddon avenue, Westmont. The annual party sponsored by the association will be 
held in the hall of the Church of the Holy Savior School, Cambridge and Virginia avenues at 8 p. m. 
Friday. Mrs. Catherine Lyons, county cornmitteewoman, heads the committee in charge.

* * *

Democratic rallies will be held in Gloucester county this week as follows: Tonight, Colonial Manor, Pitman, Williamstown and Fries Mills; tomorrow night, Aura school and Ferrell; Thursday, Boyle Hall, Black-wood Terrace, State Senator Linwood W. Erickson, of Cumberland county, speaker; Friday, Colored Elks, Woodbury; Westviile and Stanger avenue school, Glassboro.

* * *

"Bring your knitting or sewing and hear the candidates."

That invitation was issued yesterday by Mrs. Flora Hyatt, Republican county committeewoman, to 
Fifth Ward women to attend cottage meetings tomorrow. The meetings are scheduled at 2.30 p. m. at 
1064 South Second street, Mrs. W. Loritt, hostess; 1212 Hyde Park, Mrs. Hyatt, hostess, and First 
Italian Republican League, 813 South Fourth street, Mrs. Louis Hunt and Mrs. Antonio Mecca
hostesses.

* * *

The Twelfth Ward Women's Republican Club was organized last night at 318 Hillside avenue, with 
the following temporary officers: Miss Dorothy D. Mcllvaine, president; Mrs. Lillian Pettit, vice president; Mrs. Rebecca Stover, recording secretary; Mrs. Bertha Christy, treasurer; Mrs. Catherine Ketler, publicity agent.

The club will meet again November 11 at Eagles' Hall, 2709 Westfield avenue.

* * *

Edward Roecker, baritone vocalist, will return from broadcasting in New York to sing at a Republican rally in the Third Regiment Armory on Saturday, November 3.

Roecker ia a resident of Merchantville. He is a member of Roxy's Gang and has broadcast from all the large broadcasting networks on coast to coast hookups. He started his vocal career as a member of the Victor Glee Club. He has made several records and one motion picture.

* * *

Mrs. Miriam Lee Early Lippincott, social and civic leader, will hold an afternoon tea at 3 p. m. 
Thursday in behalf of the Republican candidates at her home, 406 Cooper street.

Among speakers will be Albert E. Burling, candidate for state senator; Edwin G. Scovel, Henry M. 
Evans and J. Claud Simon, candidates for the Assembly; Mayor Joseph Van Meter, for sheriff; Dr. 
Leslie H. Ewing, for county clerk, and Joshua C. Haines. candidate for Register of Deeds, and Cecil 
Rotzell, attorney, and George Walton.

FUND FOR CITY SCHOOLS TO BE SLASHED
 $92,362; COUNTY CUT BY $225,714
Lower Tax Returns to State Responsible, Bean Discloses
MONEY SOUGHT FOR W.P.A. AID

The Carmden Board of Education will have its annual state allotment of school funds slashed by 
nearly $100,000 for the 1935-36 term.

That was revealed yesterday by Albert M. Bean, superintendent of county schools, after he 
announced that he had been apportioned $225,-714.85 less of state monies this year than last for 
distribution to school boards throughout the entire county.

The amount to be allotted the city will be $195,894.61, as against $288,-257.51 for the fiscal year of 
1934-35, a difference of $92,362.90. The money is taken from the state school tax fund of 2% mills 
per $100 of ratables and is collected on real estate taxation.

Samuel E. Fulton, president of the Board of Education, said that although the board has not been 
officially notified of the decrease in the allotment of state funds to Camden, he is aware the amount 
will be considerably lower than last year. 

Fulton Sees 'Problem'

"The Board of Education has no official knowledge of the state apportionment this year-," he said, 
"but I have been told that it will be almost $300.000 less. Of course this will give us quite a problem 
which we did not anticipate. I am not able to say at this time what our suggestions to the city 
commissioners will be to overcome it."

Bean explained that although the amount to be given the city is much less than last year, the monies 
to be turned over to the state by Camden also will be considerably lower.

"There are only a very few taxpayers who know how this system works or how the school boards are hit when their allotments by the state are decreased," he said.

"After the 2% mills is levied on all of the property in the county the money is set aside and forwarded to the state. Ten percent is deducted and the remaining 90 percent is sent back to each county.

City Takes Larger Cuts

"We must then apportion that amount so that all of the school districts in the county are taken care of, and naturally the largest municipality in the county, even though it turns in the most in taxes, must 
take the larger cuts.

"Last year the amount sent back to us for distribution was $748,834.801 while this year we have just 
as many school boards to take care of with an allotment of $626,417.01. Camden alone paid to the 
state in 1934-35 a total of $449,665.99 and was returned $238,567, while this year the city collected 
only $377,232.99 and will get back $195,894.61.

"Our whole handicap lies in the fact that the law does not permit an increase of the 2% mills rate even though assessments on properties are lowered from time to time, thereby automatically decreasing by a large figure the amount of taxes to be collected for school purposes."

The 1935 Legislature passed a law covering the Mort survey which set up new methods of 
apportionment of funds to schools, eliminating the 2% mills tax, but it did not provide the money. The legislators apparently thought that the sales tax or an income tax would provide the money. Mort Act Inoperative

"Until new moneys from taxes on incomes or intangibles, or from some other source, are available, the Mort act is inoperative and we must continue to collect the 2% mills tax," Bean averred.

"Each year the assessments become smaller, and therefore the school funds are smaller. Moreover, 
many municipalities cannot collect all of their tax."

All Camden county municipalities must turn their school funds over to County Treasurer J. Wesley 
Sell by Dec. 15.

Bean has forwarded his list of apportionments to each municipality in the county to the state and said he expects it confirmed and returned to him within the next few days.

Last night the City Board of Education authorized its members who are members of the Board of 
School Estimate to urge the latter board to attempt raising money to facilitate a Works Progress 
Administration project for improving sanitary conditions in 12 schools.

The school board's contribution, the members were told, will be $15,-593.42, and the federal 
contribution $9,101.25.

The high percentage of the local contribution was explained as resulting from the necessity for 
purchase of materials in excess of the labor required to complete the work.


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KATZ CASE HEARING AGAIN POSTPONED

For the third time in a month and over the objections of an examiner of the state department of 
banking and insurance, the police court hearing of Nathan U. Katz, South Camden real estate dealer, 
charged with embezzlement, was postponed yesterday.

Katz won his third postponement when he said that his attorney, Mark Marritz, was out of the city on another case and could not appear. The first time the postponement was granted, on September 29, 
Marritz was ill and when the case came up a week later, the attorney reports that Katz was ill.

James L. Tallon, the examiner, said the state is pressing for action in the case and urged the hearing be held. Tallon later said he would agree to a postponement "until Thursday, but no later."

The complaint against Katz, signed by Tallon, charges him with embezzling rentals he collected for 
four Camden building and loan associations. The total amount of the defalcations, according to the 
complaint, was $4640.42. He, Katz, is at liberty in $3000 bail..

COURT TO FINE DRIVERS DISREGARDING 'TICKETS'

Police will issue summonses for all traffic violators who fail to report to the traffic bureau after 
receiving a "ticket" from policemen and they will be fined in police court, Police Chief Arthur Colse
announced yesterday.

Chief Colsey said about 100 tags had been unaccounted for in the recent drive to end all-day parking. 

He said the license numbers of those motorists who failed to appear, which is taken by the policeman, will be checked at the motor vehicle department at Trenton and a court summons issued for each offender.


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NO CAMDEN STORIES

 

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1897 'Gas Buggy' Still in Use

The distinction of being the "oldest motorcar" in the Camden Automobile Show will fall to this 
Holsman '97, a two-cylinder, belt-drive roadster owned by Roger Allen, of Mt. Ephraim and 
Collingswood. Despite the fact it was placed in service 38 years ago, the "gas buggy" of father's day is still In use. Allen is pictured standing alongside the vehicle while the belt drive which operates the car appears in the other illustration.

 

Click on Image to Enlarge

AUTO 38 YEARS OLD WILL BE SEEN HERE
1897 Model to Be Among Exhibits at Motor Show Nov. 12-15

One of the first American made motorcars will be on exhibit during the Camden Automobile Show in Convention Hall, November 12, 13, 14 and 15.

That was announced last night by Samuel B. Hill, show manager, after the invitation of Roger Allen, 
president of the Mt. Ephraim Lumber and Coal Co., and owner of the historic vehicle, was received 
and immediately accepted by the show committee.

The machine is a Holsman, model of 1897, and has been the property of Allen for ten years. It was 
originally owned and driven by the late Holmes Longstreet, one-time president of the Bordentown 
Banking Company. It was the first "gas buggy" to make its appearance in Bordentown 38 years ago.
It is a one-seat roadster, built along the lines of the traditional buggy of its day but with a two-cylinder 
air-cooled motor with a belt drive to develop its power. 

Ahead of Times

The car's four wheels are of handmade wooden spokes with hard rubber tires. Its springs are also 
hand forged. A crank on the right side provides the starting power and instead of a steering wheel it 
has a "steering knuckle" or lever which Allen describes as being "20 years ahead of its time."

"The car was manufactured principally for professional men like doctors and lawyers who had to go outside the city limits to make calls on patients and clients," said Allen. "It was so constructed with 
high wheels of two to three feet in diameter that its body was high enough above the surface of the 
road to prevent it becoming stalled in snow drifts. 

No Pedals

"The inventor of the Holsman certainly knew what was coming for his gear shift, if it can be called 
that today, was an innovation. Through a lever along the right side of the seat the driver pushes it 
forward to go in reverse, can hold it in neutral or push it backwards to pull the rope-drive tight and 
the car will travel forward.

"Unlike the cars of today there are no foot pedals to operate. The brake is located in the drive shaft. 
The original sparkplugs are still supplying the power through the operation of another lever on the 
right side of the seat."

Allen still operates the car despite its age and says it is capable of going 20 miles an hour. Its top 
speed when new was about 25 miles per hour, Allen believes. Its crank case holds two quarts of oil 
which it burns modestly.

The old-style model of the days of father and mother will vie with the latest automobile styles at the 
show to be staged under the direction of the Courier-Post Newspapers and Camden Auto Trades 
Association.'


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'In the Money'

MRS. MARION BLACK

Waitress, of 711 Penn street, Camden, who holds a ticket on Zingaro, an entry In the Irish Hospital  Sweepstakes and a chance to win $147,000. Even ff her entry does not run Mrs, Black is certain of collecting; $1828

 

 

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EDITORIALS & LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CALLING IN THE BONDHOLDERS (BUT NOT IN CAMDEN)

While Camden' s city and county governing officials have been TALKING about calling in the 
bondholders for a reduction in interest —Burlington county officials have ACTED.

As a consequence, taxpayers there may be enjoying some relief from excessive cost of debt service 
long before Camden taxpayers enjoy any —

Unless the Camden City Commission awakens to the necessity of ACTION, instead of "red hot" 
commission meetings at which a lot is said but nothing done about debt service —

Unless the county Freeholders quit listening to the excuse that the county cannot do any refinancing 
"until the city goes off scrip."

Camden's commissioners were elected on pledges to seek lower interest on their bonded debt. The 
Freeholders are supposed to have been working on their corresponding problem for a year.

Instead of FOLLOWING other counties and municipalities, our own officials should be LEADING 
THE WAY.

* * * * * * *

About the most Burlington county taxpayers can expect from lower debt service is a three-cent 
reduction in the county tax rate, yet their officials go after that in a business-like way.

The county's bonded debt totals only $883,385. Bonds bear 4% to 6 percent and require this year a 
debt service appropriation of $46,273. If the rate could be cut to 3 percent, annual interest would 
drop to $26,501.

The Freeholders doubt whether they can swing all the bondholders into line for a reduction, but 
they're "OUT TO TRY."

Camden's city debt of $26,000,000 now requires payment of $1,225,000 annual interest. If the rate 
were reduced by 2 percent, interest would be cut $540,000, permitting a 42-cent reduction in city tax 
rate.

Camden county's debt exceeds $12,000,000, for which bondholders this year are receiving $637,000 interest. Cut the interest by 2 percent and about $300,000 would be saved and about 12 cents would come off the county tax rate.

Add the two savings and you have 54 cents off the total tax rate!

******

In terms of taxation, then, Camden's "reason" for reducing bond interest is just 18 times as great as 
Burlington county's "reason."

The Burlington Freeholders, of course, cannot help that. They simply recognize the condition of the 
money market and intend to utilize it while they can to negotiate an interest reduction.

They have started compiling the roll-call of bondholders. They are taking the names and addresses 
from annual interest coupons these bondholders have sent to the county treasurer from all parts of the 
country for payment. From investment houses they expect the names of those who own bonds held in 
trust funds.

Within 90 days they intend to have a roster of all investors to be "called in."
Acceptance of a reduction will be left to the bondholder's own good judgment. He will be shown that 
lower debt service means lower taxes, greater collections, fewer dispossessions, a stronger county 
financially— and automatically strengthening the bondholder's investment.

The bondholder's reply is very likely to be the same reply Camden's Commissioners and Freeholders would receive if they approached him—

"Why didn't you do this long ago?"

THE EDITORS MAILBAG

THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG
Another Appeal to Give Camden School Jobs to Camden Teachers—'Let People Decide Whether 
They Want Mutuels—Sees Increase in Price of Bread a Challenge to Both Parties.

A Letter to the Camden Board of Education

To the Editor:
             Sir—I am glad to find someone else who feels the same as I do about employing substitute teachers in Camden.

I should like to shake the hand of that person who wrote in the Mail Bag and I hope that that message reached those concerned. 

I am one who is on the substitute list and have been idle while Philadelphia teachers were employed.

Besides this, I get a very small percentage of work at any time.

If single women have the preference, which I have been told is the reason for not giving married 
women more to do, then why not employ women for long periods of absences and divide the work 
evenly among the married teachers? The married women are always ready to answer a call while the 
single ones lust hang on until they find steady employment, then the work falls on those who have 
been constantly faithful to their job.

I hope something will be done about this matter to see that our teachers are given a fair deal, but 
nobody seems to know how the office distributes the work. Therefore, because we need work, we take
what we get and those who need the work the most are getting the least to do.

I am not quite on the relief, but I get very near to being there sometimes.

I hope this letter reaches the Board of Education office and they will wake up and do a better job in 
hiring the teachers whom they have on their lists. If being on the list means anything, then give us 
work. That is why we are on the list, with no work.

A CAMDEN SUBSTITUTE

* * *
Joins Demand for Referendum on Pari Mutuel Betting

To the Editor:
     Sir— I agree with Jack Shapiro that racing in New Jersey should be legalized.

I cannot understand why some of our practical senators, who realize that a source must be found to 
ease the tax burden, unreasonably reject legalized racing as a means of bolstering the funds for relief, 
unemployment, etc., and reducing individual taxation.

Senator Leau, who fairly bristles when legalized racing is mentioned, might well consider the success of legalized horse and dog racing New England.

Florida, California, Maryland and other states have reaped a tidy sum as a revenue from the racing 
plants. All of these states are successfully carrying-on without demoralization of their peoples or their 
constitutions.

Let the people decide whether or not they favor racing in the state, permitting mutuel betting.

LELAND S. LEWIS
Burlington, N. J.

* * *
Bread Price and Need for New Political Party

To the Editor:
      Sir — Permit the writer to comment on Isadore Herman's article on the increase in bread prices and his request for opinions of readers relative to organization.

By all means organize, but organize for something worthwhile.

We have been saving at the spigot and wasting at the bunghole long enough.

The futility of consumer leagues, labor unions unemployed organizations to remedy basic injustices 
are amply demonstrated in present conditions.

All these organizations are limited to securing minor concessions in or from a system designed to 
foster arbitrarily—set profits.

Years have been wasted fighting to get a penny cut on a loaf of bread or 1/2 of 1 percent from electric rates or adequate relief.

The one hope of the American workingman is a political party definitely committed to production for use.

To popularize such a party is our job. Prejudice raised by finance and industry and pseudo-religion 
makes a new-in-name political party imperative.

But I am afraid Mr. Berman would object to such.

KENNETH HENDERSON
Box 599, Berlin, N. J.

* **
'Why Keep Feeding Hauptmann'

 To the Editor:
Sir—
      In answer to one who wonders if Hauptmann is innocent. I should think after all the guilt that has 
been found on him, it would be enough to convince any normal and intelligent person that they have 
the right man. 

But how long are they going to feed this kidnaper and murderer with our tax money?

He had little sympathy for Lindbergh when he stole that little child and the American people should 
have none for him.

JUSTICE.

* * *
Ship Striker's Sweetheart Answers Challenge to Green

To the Editor
Sir—
      Please direct this through the Mail Bag to "Two Strikes," alias "Unionism," alias something else:

Your letter to John Green was not lost to the eyes of everyone; of all people it had to be noticed by 
one who believes in him.

As for the talk of "Unionism," why not volunteer to do that yourself? You should be glad to enlighten them, poor fellows. 

And I'll bet my shoe buttons I can convince you personally there's no "Dove of Peace" hovering above the N. Y. S.

John Green and my sweetheart have both come through two strikes, and I'm for them both.

As for you, and your kind I think you represent a primary color. Not red or blue. Prove it? Why not 
sign your name? Here's mine.

BERTHA M. PESTRIDGE,
2734 Tyler Avenue, Camden, N. J.

* * *
Those Pledge Cards

To the Editor:
Sir—"Commission Kills Baird System of Vote Pledge" headline. This in the news practically destroys 40 percent of the Baird machine's vote-getting power on election day. 

Now, if we only had some commission to kill the Baird machine system of Candidate pledges, we might be able to get somewhere.

You Independent Republicans who do not favor the Baird pledge system better be careful in your 
choice for State Senator.

The Baird machine is doing this to sell the independent voter the idea that Mr. Burling is a free lance. 
But his connections with Baird's right hand bower, E. G. C. Bleakly, makes us dubious of these sales 
talk.

The way for the Independent voter and the Anti-Baird Republicans to destroy the other 60 percent of the Baird machine pledge system is to vote for the Democratic Candidate on Nov. 5.

INDEPENDENT VOTER.

* * * 
Bread Boost a "Farmer's Tariff"

To the Editor:
      Sir—What the processing tax purports to be is the equivalent of a farmers' tariff. The 30 cents per 
bushel assessed from the millers and passed back to the raisers of wheat was, in theory, a tax top small 
to be passed on to the ultimate consumer Because a bushel of wheat made 60 loaves of bread, and the 
tax was static, the A. A. A. presumed the price of bread would not go up.

But since the protective theory always operates to increase prices, it has been true of bread. There is 
no reason to be surprised. Somebody has to pay that 30 cents. It will not be the miller if he can help 
it—and he can. It will not be the baker if he can help it—and he can. Who does pay it? Why, the 
consumer, ultimately, whether in a slightly smaller loaf or in a higher price. Nothing could be plainer.

Thus, at a time when there is a world shortage of material to make white flour, despite the fact that the 
Federal government put no limitation on Spring planting of wheat, and when the cost of other 
protected ingredients has soared, the spread become more than the half-cent of the processing tax.

It is registered already in several places by the addition of a cent a loaf to the price of bread.

And what could be more natural? The same thing happened with beef, with pork, with lard and other 
pork products. It is bread's turn now, that is all. It never should be lost sight of that a fundamental purpose of tariffs and all similar legislation is to give protection by keeping the price up. What did the A. A. A. try to do?

TEMPUS FUGIT

* * *
Challenges Crop Control

To the Editor:
       Now that the farmers have raised a short crop of potatoes, the brain trust of Washington is in a 
dilemma to find some way not to let it happen again. Having been a farmer 30 or 40 years, I 
remember when I was a boy in the sixties we had a large crop of potatoes. The price was eight cents, 
but we wouldn't sell but kept them in the cellar. When Spring came we had 200 bushels and father 
told me to peddle them out at two cents a peck. It was so much work, father said: "Carry the rest out 
and dump them in the barn yard and hereafter we won't plant any, but will buy what we want to eat." 
That season was a short crop and we had to pay $1.60 a bushel the next Fall and Winter.

Now the farmer is in a similar situation. The theory is to get as much for 10 bushels at 50 cents as you can for 20 bushels at 25 cents. That was the argument on wheat a few years ago when they said raise three bushels instead of five and cotton and corn and hogs and our loss running into billions of 
dollars. 

I challenge anyone who advocates the control of production to show one instance since 1857 where 
short crops or high prices brought anything but panics. 

There never was such a thing as a surplus of any useful commodity, for the human race. I have seen 
hay sold in the Spring at $4 a ton, and $30 the next Winter. It has been the same with cotton and 
wheat and corn and hogs. A short crop and high prices are like a two-edged sword; it cuts both ways, the farmer and the consumer. The farmer's income or revenue is in what he has to sell over and above what he needs for his own use. A short crop or a controlled crop leave him with nothing to sell as a whole and we lose our export trade and make a good market for foreign countries.

It is not the high price with less to sell, but what is left in the bank after paying expenses. Economy 
brings good times. Our worst panics since 1857 have followed high prices. A temporary surplus has 
always been needed. Conserve your potatoes and plant your regular acreage is my advice to farmers. 
Washington. and the New Deal may influence some voters, but they cannot manage supply and 
demand or the weather. 

CHANNING MATHER


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DEMOCRATIC WOMEN TO HOLD ANNUAL PARTY

The annual masquerade party given by the Eleventh Ward Women's Democratic Club will be held 
tonight at 715 North Twenty-seventh street.

The affair is being arranged by Mrs. Helen M. Rush, president, and Mrs. Verna Carnes, chairman of 
the entertainment committee. The judges committee includes Mary O'Drain, Mrs. Mary O'Neil and 
Mrs. Florence Oberle.

A card party will be given by the club on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Proceeds will be used to finance the 
annual Christmas party for the children in the ward and to supply baskets for needy. Mrs. Helen 
Purkins heads the committee in charge, assisted by Mrs. Bertha Bowers, Mrs. Rose Bowers, Mrs. 
Clara Kimber, Mrs. Mary Yates, Mrs. Ruby Hensman, Mrs. Catherine Riggins, Mrs. Margaret 
Richards and Mrs. Alberta Roberts and Mrs. Rush.

SPECIALIST ON CHILDREN TO ADDRESS INSTITUTE

The first of a series of meetings of the Youth Leaders' Institute will be held tonight in Camden City 
Hall.

The institute is sponsored by the Camden Youth Leaders' Council and will feature a lecture by Mrs. Marion F. McDowell, extension specialist in child training and parent education.

The meeting which is open to the public, is scheduled for 8 p. m. in Room No. 416. J. Willard King is chairman of the Camden Youth Leaders' Council.

Meetings are to be held Nov. 12, Nov. 26, and Dec. 10.

 

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BLONDY WALLACE LOSES BREWERY CLAIM SUIT

Action against four corporate defendants in the suit by Edgar "Blondy" Wallace to recover a 20 
percent shareholder's interest in the Camden County Beverage Company from Charles A. Bodine, 
secretary treasurer of the concern, were dismissed yesterday by Vice-Chancellor Francis B. Davis in 
chancery court.

In his suit, Wallace, who was represented by William Harris, asked for the appointment of a receiver and named as defendants the holding and operating companies of the brewery, the Babocor Realty Co., and No. 12 Hudson Street.

Application for dismissal was made by Walter S. Keown and George D. Rothermel, representing the holding and operating companies, on grounds the bill made no complaint against the corporate 
defendants and that the dispute involved only Wallace and Bodine. The suit will be argued between 
the two on final hearing, for which no date was set.

3 PASSENGERS SHAKEN IN BUS-TRUCK CRASH

Three passengers, two women and a man, were sHaken yesterday when a Public Service bus was in a collision with a truck at Monmouth and Sussex streets, Gloucester.

The bus, driven by Thomas Britt, 931 Pearl street, Camden, struck a truck operated by Ralph 
Ratando, of 1114 Collings road, Fairview.

The passengers in the bus were hurled from their seats, but no one was injured. Another bus 
transported the passengers to Camden. Their names were not learned..

CAMDEN ADDRESS GIVEN BY WOMAN IN DEATH TRY

Boston, Oct. 28 (I.N.S.)—Mrs. Marie Counsellor, 29, of Camden, N. J., today was recovering at 
Massachusetts General Hospital after drinking poison. She was motivated, by marital difficulties she 
told police.

There is no Mrs. Marie Counsellor listed in the Camden City directory, and Camden police declare 
they could not locate anyone who knows of her in that city.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

ELKTON
George H. Pederson, 29, Camden, and Teresa Heibel, 24, Camden..


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PARK BOARD TO ASK CITY FOR LAND PLOT
Goodwin Calls Meeting After Interview With W.P.A. Officials at Washington

A special meeting of the Camden County Park Commission will be held tomorrow at 4 p. m. in the 
court house for the purpose of preparing resolutions asking Camden city and the Harleigh Cemetery 
Company to dedicate land along the Cooper river to the park board.

The meeting was announced yesterday by LeRoy A. Goodwin, commission head, following a visit to Washington where the progress of W.P.A. applications were checked.

"I learned that favorable action cannot be expected on projects where the park commission does not have clear title to the land involved," Goodwin explained.

"We need six and a fraction acres of city-owned land now used as a dump, off Baird boulevard south of the Cooper river, and over 48 acres of Harleigh property, adjoining the city area and running to Crescent boulevard. It is virtually all swampland.

"The Harleigh company has promised us the land, free of charge, if the city donates the comparatively small piece we need from them. We are hopeful the City Commission will give us the land, and pave the way for a huge, 100-acre park on both sides of the river, a section seen by millions of motorists every Summer.

"Our plan is to make an enlarged Wallworth Park out of the area. That spot, in Haddonfield, is 
becoming increasingly popular . I drove down there yesterday and counted more than 100 cars parked 
around the lake. There were at Ipast a score of sail boats in the water."

Concerning his Washington trip, Goodwin said he was gratified to learn none of the park commission's applications had been rejected.

"Question of ownership is delaying one, as I have explained," he declared. "Two apparently were lost in the shuffle, and could not be located, but we already have sent duplicates. The two were the 
completion of the Haddon Heights area and the South Camden park project, which we are anxious to 
get through because funds have been appropriated for our share, and we want to get started.

"W.P.A. officials showed a splendid spirit of co-operation, and we are hopeful of favorable action on most of our applications.

"Of course, it takes time to sort out the applications, and each must ge through several stages. After 
being forwarded from Newark, they must be approved by W.P.A. officials in Washington, then 
checked against the budget, or total amount allotted for each state, then sent to the President, and 
finally must be perused and signed by Comptroller General John R. M. McCarl.

"I think word will be forthcoming on some of our applications soon, possibly this week."

COPS WATCH AUTO, THIEF GETS ANOTHER
Stolen Car Located Near Hospital But Vigil of Police is in Vain

After abandoning a four-night vigil, kept in the hope that thieves would return for a stolen automobile left in the Cooper hospital parking lot, the police have learned that another car was stolen from the same place.

The first car, owned by G. R. Wood, of 208 West Holly avenue, Pitman, was stolen Oct. 16. Last 
Tuesday, Wood was in Camden and noticed his car parked in the hospital yard.

He communicated with Pitman police. Chief Lloyd came to Camden and joined with Detective 
Stanley Wirtz, Acting Detective John Wilkie and other detectives who took turns watching the car, 
ready to pounce upon the thieves from places of concealment around the hospital if they came back.
By Saturday evening, however, when no one showed up, they gave up the watch and Wood drove the 
car home. Over the license plates of his car, the thieves had placed tags stolen from S. Earl Rue, of 
914 State street, Camden.

At 11.45 p. m. Saturday, only a few hours after the policemen had left the yard, Mrs. Vera B. Carter, of Cook Lane, Bridgeton, discovered her car had been stolen from the yard while she was visiting an ill friend.

Because of the duplicate license plates, police believed the theft of Wood's car, and possibly that of Mrs. Carter's, was the work of bandits, rather than ordinary car thieves.

FOG BLANKETS RIVER; FERRYBOATS CRASH
'Salem' and 'Millville' Collide But No One Is Hurt; Mercury High

Two Pennsylvania Railroad ferryboats collided in mid-stream of the Delaware yesterday as fog slowed highway and harbor traffic everywhere in South Jersey.

No one was injured in the boat collision. The Millville, en route from Camden to Philadelphia, and 
the Salem, from Philadelphia to Camden, struck each other a glancing blow shortly after 8 a. m.
Deckhands of both boats, which were traveling slowly because of the poor visibility, saw the 
impending collision in time to yell a warning to all passengers to "hold tight!" but not soon enough to 
avoid the accident.

Passengers were jarred, one or two losing their balance, but most of them had grabbed hold of seats or posts and avoided injury.

The official forecaster blamed the fog, which diminished as the day wore on, on the lack of wind, a 
one-mile an hour breeze being all there was in the morning.

 


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WOMEN- AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING
Miss Mabel Clay and Mrs. J. Warren Perkins to Be
Guests at Nassau D.A.R. 39th Anniversary Party;
Daughters of Colonial Wars Hold Luncheon Today
By ISABEL M. ELLIS

MISS MABEL CLAY, of Ocean City, regent, and Mrs. J. Warren Perkins, vice regent, of the New 
Jersey Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, have accepted the invitation of Nassau Chapter 
to attend its thirty-ninth anniversary luncheon at the Hotel Walt Whitman on Tuesday, November 19.
Regents of nearby chapters have been invited to attend also.

From 12.30 until one o'clock the state officers with Mrs. George A. Wille, Nassau Chapter regent, will receive the members and guests,

Mrs. F. William Shafer and Mrs. Oscar Peterson are co-chairman of the committee on arrangements.

The next regular chapter meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12, at The Cabin, 406 Penn 
street
.

Mrs. William A. Baird will present Mrs. Holmes F. Gravatt, in a talk on the work of the Girl Scouts in Camden County for which she is commissioner.

Hostesses for the afternoon will be Mrs. Carl Schafer, Mrs. O. F. Dodd, Mrs. Edward A. Duer and 
Miss Elizabeth MacGeorge.

One of the major projects of the club this year is the erection of a stone marking old Fort Nassau on Timber Creek, Gloucester County, for which Nassau Chapter was named.

CALENDAR
Today
Haddon Heights Woman's Club, fashion show and card party.
Bridgeton Research Club.
Camden Woman's Club, executive board.
Tomorrow
Brooklawn Junior Woman's Club, Halloween party.
East Camden Woman's Club, Literature Section.
Pitman Junior Woman's Club, card party.

***

Mrs. William Griffith, of 1042 Haddon avenue, will entertain at luncheon today at her home for the 
members of her fortnightly club.

Mrs. Casselman, Mrs. Kinch To Attend Chicago Meet

Mrs. Arthur J. Casselman, of this city, and Mrs. Fred Kinch, of West-field, will represent New Jersey at the meeting of the national board of the Auxiliary to the American Medical Society on Friday, 
November 15, at Chicago, Ill.

The Jersey representatives will join Mrs. Rogers N. Herbert, of Nashville, Tenn., national president, 
and Mrs. Prentiss Wilson, Washington, D. C., national vice-president, en route to Chicago. Mrs. 
Casselman, a former state president, is a national director. Mrs. Kinch holds the office of state 
president.

Plans will be made for the annual convention of the auxiliary to be held in June simultaneously with 
that of the A. M. A. Board members of the Auxiliary to the Camden County Medical Society are meeting this afternoon with their president, Mrs. Joseph B. Roberts, 201 Westmont avenue, Haddonfield.

Plans will be made for the annual card party in the interest of the County Tuberculosis Association to be held on November 23 at the Hotel Walt Whitman. Mrs. Robert S. Gamon has been appointed 
chairman of arrangements.

Cooper Auxiliary Pledges $3000 for Deep Therapy Fund
Charity Ball Plans Occupy Women Hospital Workers; New Member Elected

PLANS for the Sixteenth Annual Charity Ball in the interest of Cooper Hospital occupied members of the main auxiliary of that institution yesterday when they met for their monthly business session.
According to present plans, the ball will be held on December 27 in Convention Hall. This year the 
music committee, of which Mrs. Joseph Wallworth, of Haddonfield, is chairman, will present an 
orchestra of national reputation.

Members of the patroness committee will meet with the chairman, Mrs. Charles T. Murray, at her 
home, 114 White Horse pike, Haddon Heights, on Friday morning, November 8, at ten o'clock
Members of the auxiliary have issued a plea for magazines to be distributed throughout the wards. 
They will be received at the hospital at any time. The members also pledged the sum of $3000 to the 
board of managers of the Deep Therapy Fund.

Mrs. William Brown Thompson, of Collingswood, was elected a member of the main auxiliary at 
yesterday's meeting, and two resignations were accepted, those of Miss Elizabeth Eggie and Mrs. 
Frank Burr, both of Collingswood. Both Miss Eggie and Mrs. Burr have been active members of the 
group for many years.

The semi-annual tea for the Associate Auxiliaries throughout the city and suburbs will be held on 
Thursday in the Nurses Hall, with a business session preceding in the First M. E. Church, Sixth and 
Stevens streets. Miss Mary Louise Robbins is president of the organization.

Mrs. Harvey N. Scheirer, of Haddonfield, is president of the main auxiliary and is serving as general 
chairman of the ball committee.

George Anderson To Wed Mary Ferat In Camden Church

The marriage of Miss Mary Eloise Ferat, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Ferat, of 1476 Kaighn avenue, and George Henry Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Anderson, of 496 Newton avenue, will take place this evening in the Centenary-Tabernacle Church, Fifth and Cooper streets.
The ceremony will be performed at seven o'clock by Rev. John Pemberton, Jr., pastor of the church. 
Grant Harden, of this city, will play the wedding march and accompany Mrs. Vernon Jorgenson, of 
Philadelphia, in vocal solos.

The bride will be given in marriage by her father. She will wear a lovely gown of ivory-toned wedding ring velvet made entrain. Her veil of ivory toned tulle falls from a coronet and she will carry a shower bouquet of chrysanthemums.

Mrs. John Bachman, of Harrisburg, Pa., will be her cousin's matron of honor while Miss Margaret 
Jones, of Merchantville, will be maid of honor and Mrs. George A. Restrick and Miss Anne 
Anderson, sister of the bridegroom, both of Camden, will be bridesmaids. They will wear velvet gowns with matching accessories, Mrs. Bachman in sapphire blue and carrying maize chrysanthemums; Miss 
Jones in rust and carrying bronze chrysanthemums and the bridesmaids in emerald green and carrying 
orchid chrysanthemums. Mary Ann Tweedy, of this city, as flower, girl will wear a frock of yellow 
pleated net and carry a basket of baby chrysanthemums.

Mr. Anderson will be best man for his son and ushers will include: Solomon Walls, of Dover, Del., 
uncle of the bridegroom; John Bachman, of Harrisburg, and George Restrick, of this city.

Mrs. Ferat will be gowned in wine colored velvet and wear a corsage of gardenias, while Mrs. 
Anderson will wear sapphire blue velvet with gardenias.

A reception will be held at the Hotel Walt Whitman, which also will be in observance of the silver 
wedding anniversary of the bride's parents. Following, Mr. Anderson and his bride will leave on a tour 
of the Southern States. They will be at home after November 15, at the Kaighn avenue address.

World Fellowship Vespers Planned By Camden 'Y.W'

The Religious Education and World Fellowship Committee of the Camden Y. W. C. A. will meet in the association's headquarters, 565 Stevens street, tonight, to make program plans for the World 
Fellowship Vesper Service to be held at the Camden Central branch on Sunday, November 10.
Similar services will be held in all parts of the world on this date.

Plans are also under way now for the next membership party scheduled for Friday, December 13. 
Members of the various Y. W. groups will participate at this time in a pre-Christmas program entitled, 
"The Hanging of the Greens." Volunteer Leaders' Institute

The Youth Leaders' Council, composed of representatives from organizations working with teen age boys and girls in Camden are sponsoring a Youth Leaders' Institute to be held in Room 416, fourth floor, New City Hall, this city on October 29, November 12, 26 and December 10.

Mrs. Marion F. McDowell, extension specialist in child training and parent education will conduct the the classes at which time it is planned to have a lecture period, followed by a general discussion of 
questions evolving from the lecture topic.

The lectures will include the following topics: "The Needs of Youth," "Is the Youth of Our Country in Danger Today?" "What Constitutes a Well Adjusted Personality?" "Guides of Youth," "Youth and the Community" and "Youth and Social Progress."

The lectures will all begin promptly at eight o'clock.

B. and P. Group Meets

Program plans for the coming year were mapped out at a meeting of the Business and Professional 
Women's Department Committee in the Y. W. last night. Mrs. J. Frederick Harned, Jr., chairman, was 
in the chair for the business session.

CHILDREN ENTERTAINED

Children of the Camden Home for Friendless Children were guests of the Central Branch of the 
Camden W. C. T. U. yesterday.


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EDUCATOR TO TELL ETHIOPIAN VIEW
Former U. S. Consul Listed on Public Forum Program Tonight

Dr. James Weldon Johnson, noted colored educator, lawyer, author and former United States consul, will present the Ethiopian viewpoint in the Italo-Ethiopian conflict at the fourth public forum of the People's University of Camden.

The forum will be conducted tonight in the auditorium of the Woodrow Wilson High School, Federal and Thirty-first streets. James W. Burnison, president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce, will preside.

The Italian viewpoint in the international dispute was given at the second of the series of forums two weeks ago. The English viewpoint will be outlined next Tuesday night by Sir Wilmott Lewis.

Dr. Johnson is professor of creative literature at Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. He has written 
novels, poems, spirituals and an autobiography. He served as secretary of the National Association for 
Advancement of Colored People from 1916 to 1930.

Admitted to the Florida bar in 1897, he served as consul at Nicaragua from 1909 to 1912.

PAIR HELD FOR JURY IN THEFT OF LIQUOR

Charged with possession of stolen goods, Leon Grenkwicz, 21, of 1213 Louis street, and George 
Sanders, 22, of 307 Walnut street, Haddonfield, yesterday were held without bail for the grand Jury 
by Police Judge
Lewis Liberman.

Charges were placed against them by Detective Benjamin Simon after they had been arrested in 
Audubon for being drunk and disorderly. Simon said his investigation indicated they were the men 
who, on September 25, stole a liquor truck belonging to James Thompson, wholesale beverage dealer, from Fourth and Arch streets, where it was parked.

Simon said that he has the sworn statement of Hugh Gaffney, of 3 Albertson avenue, Westmont, and John Whelan, of 831 Linden street, that Grenkwicz tried to sell him some of the stolen liquor, for 
which Thompson is the sole agent in Camden.

Furthermore, said Simon, he has the evidence of a Merchantville man and his sister, whose names he  did not reveal, that Sanders sold them a case of the same brand.

WOMAN CLEARS MAN OF PATERNITY CHARGE

Leon Lokaj, 21, of 1040 Everett street, was held in $500 bail for a further hearing November 19 when a woman who previously accused another man, charged in police court yesterday that Lokaj was the real father of her baby.

The woman, Sue Carroda, 22, of 2040 Arlington street, also told Police Judge Lewis Liberman that 
Lokaj is the father of a second child she expects soon.

On October 17 the Carroda woman finally cleared the name of Stanley Wrotney, 22, of 1070 Everett street, who had been paying her $3 aweek because she testified on February 19 that he was the father of her firstborn. She retracted to Mrs. Etta C. Pfrommer, of the bureau of charities, because her conscience troubled her, she said. The woman testified she lied about Wrotney because she was threatened by Lokaj, who also pleaded not guilty yesterday.

Fine or Jail Term Ordered To Make Bootleg Buyer Talk
Reveal Rum Source or Else, is New Rule of Police Court
2 Wilkie Nabbed Are Among First 'Victims'

Unless they tell where they bought it, drinkers of bootleg liquor arrested by Camden police 
henceforth will receive the full penalty of $200 fine or 90 days in jail, Police Judge Lewis Liberman 
decided yesterday.

The new policy of getting to the bootleg seller through the bootleg drinker was announced by Judge Liberman when he imposed maximum sentences on two men arrested by Acting Detective John V. 
Wilkie
at Eighth and Cooper streets last night.

The men were Albert Waite, 29, of 916 Pearl street, and John Barrett, 34, of 237 North Eighth street. In the latter's pocket, Wilkie said he found a half pint of "white mule."

Barrett refused to tell Wilkie where he brought it, so in a pre-hearing conference with Judge Liberman and Court Clerk Edward Smith, it was decided to give Waite and Barrett, originally arrested as just drunk and disorderly, a trial on the more serious charge of possessing illicit liquor. If Barrett gets a change of heart and names the seller, his sentence later will be suspended, said the judge.

"This is a fine idea to make the purchasers of illegal whiskey tell where they got the stuff," said the 
judge. "There will be mighty few willing to pay $200 or spend three months in jail rather than tell on a 
speakeasy. 


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Triple Counties Post Will Install Officers With Liberman as Commander

Triple Counties Post, Jewish War Veterans of the United States, will meet tomorrow night, at Hotel 
Walt Whitman, for the installation of officers. Abraham Kraditor, of New York, national commander-in-chief, is expected to be the installing officer.

The post was organized October 20, with the election of Police Judge Lewis Liberman as commander, and Isador S. Worth, Riverside, assistant U. S. district attorney, vice commander; Harry Bush, Camden, adjutant, and Morris Segal, Camden, quartermaster.

The post was organized by Dr. David Coyne, past commander of Hoboken Post and national 
organizer. A membership drive is under way with Jewish war veterans of all wars of the United States 
in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties invited to join, 

The organization is a leader in a fight to prevent American athletes from participating in the 1936 
Olympics, if held in Germany, according to E. M. Fredman, secretary to the commander-in-chief, with 
headquarters at 276 Fifth avenue, New York. Fredman said the organization aims to get 1,000,000 
names on petitions to be presented to the national convention of the American Athletic Union in New 
York oh December 3.

ELECTION BOARDS MUST REORGANIZE
Gloucester Dispute on Poll Judges Settled by Justice Lloyd

Supreme Court Justice Frank T. Lloyd yesterday decided that the four election boards in the First 
Ward, Gloucester City, shall reorganize in order to settle the dispute as to who shall be judge of each 
of the four boards at the November election. 

The matter was turned over to Justice Lloyd by William A. E. King, Republican, and Victor J. 
Scharle, Democrat, members of the Camden County Board of Elections, when the question was 
referred to the county board by City Clerk Daniel J. Lane.

Four new women Democratic election officers were appointed in the First Ward at the 
recommendation of Miss Catherine Clarke, after she was chosen committeewoman on the Democratic ticket last month. The four appointees supported by Miss Clarke and Peter A. Sessa, county 
committeeman, claimed that they became judges by virtue of the fact that the four women removed 
were elected judges by the boards at the organization meetings on September 3.

Walter Craig and Mrs. Annie E. C. Moffett, the Republican members of the county committee in that ward, contested that claim, and on Saturday appeared before Lane, who is local supervisor of 
elections, and filed a protest. They contended that the oldest member of a district board in point of 
service should be the judge unless the board members agree on another candidate. The city clerk 
referred the matter to the county elm county election board.

The four new women election officers are Elizabeth Franklin, first district; Miss Kathryn Mannion, 
fourth; Mrs. Gladys Kohler, fifth, and Mrs. Sadie Collotta, eighth dstrict.

CRAMER HILL STORES PRAISED BY OFFICIALS

Importance of neighborhood business was stressed last night at an open air meeting sponsored by the Cramer Hill Businessmen's association, at Veterans Park, Twenty-sixth street and Hayes avenue.
Businessmen of the section were praised in brief talks by Mayor Frederick von Nieda, Mayor Joseph 
H. Van Meter, Collingswood, and Joshua C. Haines, recorder of deeds.

Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Newton Ash, 840 North Thirtieth street, electric refrigerator; Walter 
Conine, 1809 River avenue, radio, and George Blanck, 1026 North Twenty-first street, vacuum 
cleaner.

Officers of the association are Frederick Wolf, president; Charles Till, vice president; Richard Liebert, secretary and George Stiefel, treasurer. Trustees are: Edward Wenner, Joseph Till and Sylvester Onesty.

ONE OF FOUR FINED FOR OWNING STILL
Trenton Man Pays $50, Jail Term Suspended, 3 Companions Cleared

Salem, Oct. 28.—A Criminal Court jury convicted Dominiek Dartolini, 28, of 800 Chestnut street, 
Trenton, but acquitted three companions today on a charge of possessing a disnmntled still.

Judge Frank F. Neutze, before whom the men were tried, fined Dartolini $50 and suspended a three-
month sentence in the county jail. The court expressed the opinion Dartolini was not "a bad man" but 
had been led into wrong doing through an opportunity of getting easy money.

Dartolini, John Pluke, Emilio Ciccimni and Mecircussi Sylvestro, all of Trenton, had been arrested 
on September 12, 1934, near Alloway, with a boiler from a dismantled still loaded on the truck 
belonging to the former. They testified a Trenton junk man hired Dartolini to come to Alloway for the 
boiler. It had been removed "from a still officers Raided a short time before.

Trooper T. L. Smith and Constable Harold Taylor testified Cleve Crawford, of Deepwater, admitted to them that he took the automobile of Roy Park, of Carneys Point, March 8 and wrecked it in a ditch.

Crawford is charged with operating a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner. He pleaded not guilty to the indictment. Testimony in his case will be resumed tomorrow morning.

In a third case started before Judge Neutze, Harry Sheppard, 45, of Cedarville, is charged with larceny of tools on March 20 from the Deepwater plant of the E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company. He testified that tools found at his home and which company employees said belonged to the firm were purchased nearly two years ago from a man whom he knew as A. J. 

ORCHESTRA PLANS SHOW AT LAKELAND HOSPITAL

Sam Yellin's Original Black Cat Serenaders, of Camden, again will headline a program of 
entertainment for the patients of the Lakeland Hospital tonight. Albert Chevalier will direct the show.
Featured performers include Charlotte Heart, Audubon tap dancer; Christine Fritz, of Merchantville, 
dancer; Betty Jones, singing and dancing specialist; the singing and dancing Lezotte sisters of Pine 
Hill; Evelyn Wondel, Pine Hill comedian, and Samuel Sherman, Camden pianist. Dr. I. Edward 
Ornaf, of Camden, will officiate as master of ceremonies.

P. AND F. AUXILIARY

Members of the auxiliary to the Police and Firemen's Association will hold their annual Halloween party in the clubhouse, 1175 Whitman avenue, tomorrow night. Mrs. Sarah Tatem is president of the auxiliary.
 

G.  O.  P.  RALLY

Members of the Ninth Ward Republican Association will hold a rally, the men's and women's groups jointly, in the headquarters, 536 Broadway, tomorrow night. Candi­dates for the coming election will speak.


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BOYOLOGY INSTITUTE OPENED IN CITY HALL
Knights of Columbus Hold Forum; Control in Leisure Time Urged

A Community Boyology Institute was opened last night by the Knights of Columbus in the city hall 
with a study of the teen ages.

Stephen M. Murray, field secretary of the Boy Life Bureau, is director of the institute, which will 
continue until Friday night. George J. Reed, grand knight of Camden Council, Knights of Columbus, 
presided at the forum on the fourth floor of the city hall.

Murray's topic was "Boy Guidance —An Antidote." Taking a boy of 18 he divided up the years he 
spent sleeping, at home, school, church and in leisure time. In this analysis he said a boy spends six 
and one-half years in bed sleeping, four years at home, one and one-half year in school, one month in 
church, attending twice weekly, and six years in leisure time.

Murray declared unrestrained leisure leads a boy to crime. Leisure time, he said, in the laboratory of 
life and urged steps be taken to interest boys in clean athletics, outdoor life, Red Cross work and in 
club work. He lauded the Boy Scout movement as aiding in keeping boys away from crime.
He announced that tonight's forum will be held in the city commission chamber to accommodate a large group of fathers expected from Camden county parishes. 

Fathers, club leaders, church workers, teachers, priests and boys attended last night's session.

Those attending three sessions will be presented with certificates of appreciation.

BLIZZARD BACKED BY THIRD WARD CLUB
Independent Sheriff Candidate Attacks Opponent's War Record

Herbert H. Blizzard, independent candidate for sheriff of Camden county was endorsed last night by members of the Third Ward Colored Regular Republican League, 321 Stevens street, Camden, 
according to W. B. Adams, president.

Sanctioning of his candidacy came after he addressed the group. His address, as released through his publicity headquarters, follows:

"If Camden county permits men such as Joseph H. Van Meter, of Collingswood, to become sheriff, then all initiative for unselfish public service will be immediately killed.

"The problem is one of utmost seriousness. While others were willing to give their all for this nation, whether the cause was right or wrong, Van Meter successfully evaded his share in national 
responsibility.

"Now after repudiating his loyalty —which is inherent in all Americans —he wants to be elected to 
the most powerful office in the county only because it pays 57500 a year.

"For years Van Meter has attacked the present leadership of the Republican party. He claimed the 
leaders were truculent and ruthless when the interests of the taxpayer were at stake.

"The same leaders whom he now embraces after carrying on a political courtship of months are now his type of men. He must think they are human chameleons, able to change political and personal 
shades to please his quaint but thoroughly unsound principles of government.

"However, the crowning liability to his candidacy is the fact that he is absolutely unqualified to serve in this office."

Others who spoke at the meeting were Rev. Allen Adams, Paulsboro; Robert L. Mincy, Nathaniel 
Bitts, A. M. Young, J. W. Gumby, M. H. Farr, James Bland and William Jones.

The league also endorsed the candidacy of Tevus McGriff, colored, as a justice of peace from the 
Third ward.

SCOUT FUND DRIVE BRINGS IN $10,481
Delayed Reports Will Put $15,000 Campaign 'Over the Top'

Camden county's drive for a $15,000 fund for Boy Scouts netted $10,481 with several districts 
unrecorded and which will put the campaign "over the top."

Such was the report of leaders of the campaign at a meeting last night at Hotel Walt Whitman under 
leadership of J. W. Burnison, president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce.
Reports of the initial gifts committee indicated that group had exceeded its quota. Leonardo List, 
chairman, returned pledges totaling $7311.30.

Captains of the city district committee reported pledges totaling $1910, recorded as follows: Armel Nutter, $444 Dr. Martin H. Collier, $604.50; Herman Hensgen, $422.25; Trevor Mathews, $439.55.
Among reports of districts in the county were: Collingswood, $400.50; Haddonfield, $252; Haddon 
Heights, $90.50; Audubon, $37; Merchantville, $120; Oaklyn, $22; Laurel Springs, $62.75; 
Gibbsboro, $51.50; Ashland, $22; Atco, $11; Pennsauken, $76; Woodlynne, $60; Runnemede, 
$32.35; Westmont, $1.

Burnison lauded efforts of the workers and announced plans are being completed for a Scout circus to be staged during the early months of next year at Convention Hall.

Among other officials of the campaign who praised the campaign workers were Commissioner Arthur E. Armitage, of Collingswood, and County Superintendent of Schools Albert M. Bean.


BLIZZARD DEFENDS STAND ON BONUS
Candidate for Sheriff Speaks at Dinner in Collingswood

Herbert H. Blizzard, independent candidate for sheriff, last night defended his stand on the payment 
of the soldiers' bonus at a dinner attended by 100 members of the Collingswood American Legion 
Post in post headquarters.

Blizzard's address preceded the installation of new officers of the post.

The candidate said he voted against the bonus at the 1931 national convention of the legion because the State Department went on record against payment and he considered this instructions to vote 
against the payment.

He explained he was absent from the 1932 and 1933 national conventions, and voted at the 1934 and 1935 national convention for payment of the bonus.

Blizzard has been criticized and condemned by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for opposing the payment of the bonus.

"In the hearts of many veterans, payment of the bonus in 1931 was political propaganda and thought by the various candidates for their respective public offices in 1932, to secure the so-called veteran support," Blizzard said.

"During 1931 there were needed throughout the country, more veterans' hospitals, more beds in the 
various naval and civic hospitals, more legislation for the dependent children and widows of veterans, 
and many other important necessities, than payment of the bonus," he said.

"The most important necessity," Blizzard said, "was the need for the care and welfare of the veteran
rather than to have his certificate paid at that particular time. It is strange to think that those who may 
be opposing me, simply because of my bonus certificate stand in 1931, were among those who voted 
unanimously for non-payment.

"In 1934 at the national convention in Miami, Fla., I voted as a delegate for payment of the bonus," he said. "I was not present at the 1933 convention because of the birth of a daughter. This stamps as false the statement that I opposed the bonus in that conclave.

"In 1932 the convention was staged in Portland, Ore., and I did not attend, therefore, I did not nor 
could not vote on the bonus issue.

"Time has shown that four years has made a huge difference in our national affairs. Certainly with the economic depression weighing so heavily upon many veterans because of immediate past conditions this warrants payment of the bonus to the veterans," he said.

"This proves that my few critics are in grave error when they take it upon themselves to say I am for
the bonus because I am a candidate."

Attending the dinner and Installation were Walter Kean, Camden county commander of the legion, 
and John M. Whomsley, state vice commander.

Officers installed were: C. Austin Miles, commander; E. Berry Walton, senior vice commander; John S. Robinson, junior vice commander; I. Henry Shubert, adjutant; Harry C. Rainey, financial officer; Reed M. Harding, treasurer; W. Lester Kirby, chaplain; Herbert R. Schooley, Bayard M. Kraft, H. Torrey Walker and C. Wilbur Hautz, board of governors, and Richard T. Collings and H. Allison Merrick, delegates to the county executive committee.


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COMICS


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Walcott and King Fight for Title Belt Tonight
Clash at Civic Hall In 8 Round Feature
Light Heavyweight Emblem to Be Given Winner of Bout
MICKEY DUCA VS. ENNO

A belt, emblematic of the light heavyweight championship of South Jersey, will be presented the 
winner of the "Jersey Joe" Walcott-Al King fight here at the Convention Hall tonight.

Walcott and King are scheduled to appear in the. feature eight-rounder at the Civic Center hall and 
Promoter Lew McFarland will give the victor a belt bought by the Golden Gate Sporting Club, which 
is sponsoring the show.

Walcott has yet to be put to the test as his last two opponents here were outclassed. The coffee-
colored Merchantville light heavy unquestionably is a great puncher and made a chopping block of 
Pat "Red" Roland a few weeks ago, the bout being stopped in the fourth round to save the latter from 
being sent home in a basket. During the outdoor season, Walcott stopped Lew Alva, who was booked 
as a Spaniard, but who later proved to be a Philadelphian, in one round. 

King Has Good Record

King comes here with a good reputation. According to Promoter MacFarland, King, who hails from Hackettstown, has had 10 professional fights and won all 10, nine over the knockout route and a six-round win over Abie Bain, who several years ago gave Maxie Rosenbloom a real battle at Madison 
Square Garden when Rosenbloom held the light heavy title.

Kings' nine knockouts, according to Frankie Bunt, his representative, include Billie Prince, Dan Serici, Gene Hudson, Ray Bowers, Bucky Bendetto, Frank Zaveda, Jimmy Smith, Jim Myrick and Bobby ; O'Brien. None 'of the fights lasted over three rounds so King should be a fit opponent for Walcott.

McFarland is certain that the fight will be a "sweetheart" with a belt at stake for the winner.

Julius Lighthiser, who resumed his right name after boxing several bouts under the name of Frankie 
"Kid" Carlin,
has been forced to pull out of the eight-round semi-final de« to an attack of arthritis in 
his neck.
Julius Lighthiser was listed to meet Paul Enno of the Philippine Islands, in a return match, the two 
having fought a great 'six-rounder in the last show, but Julius, while training caught a punch on his 
neck which caused a ligament to cross a nerve and arthritis developed.

Duca Replaces Lightheiser

So Promoter McFarland has signed Mickey Duca of Paulsboro, to act as a substitute for Lighthiser against Enno. Lightheiser beat Enno, who is a club fighter. Duca also is a club fighter and the two kids may steal the thunder of the stars.

Two heavyweights, Al "Peaches" Gray of North Camden, and Jack Houvig, three-letter athlete at 
Salem High School a few years ago, meet in the main preliminary of six rounds. Both are good 
punchers And anxious to please as they are making a comeback after several yearg absence from the 
ring.

In the two preliminary bouts, both six-rounders, Joe Bonomo and Joe Reno, both residents of South Camden, trade punches, while Dan Ryrie of Fairview, and Danny McNichol of Merchantville, deadly rivals, open the show.

SANTON GAINS VICTORY OVER HEFNER BY DEFAULT
Texan Takes Count After Being Thrown Heavily From Ring
Each Had Gained Fall Prior to Sudden Ending of Feature Scrap
BERGER PINS GRAHAM

By JAMES FOODY

In a match, which found both grapplers using every unorthodox method in attempting to gain victory, Charley Santon, of Kirksville, Mo., won by default over Ernie Hefner, burly Texan, in the feature scrap last night at the Convention Hall.

A crowd of 2500 spectators turned out to witness the matmen in action, each gaining a fall, but 
Santon being returned the winner when Hefner was counted out after six minutes six second had 
elapsed.

Hefner was the first to score a fall when he used a right uppercut to the jaw and then followed up with  a body press to pin Santon in 28 minutes 21 seconds.

However, Santon came back to even matters by taking the second fall in 15 minutes 32 seconds with a body press. Santon then gained the victory when Hefner was unable to return after being thrown from the ring, striking a chair with his back. 

Santon Starts Fast

The Missourian started out like a reindeer and before the echo of the bell faded, Hefner was tossed 
out of the ring in two instances. Still, the burly Texan withstood the bumps and evened matters a 
minute later with a couple of knee thrusts.

They continued to slam one another all over the premises with Santon leading in this line by two eye 
gouges. The contest waxed warmer as the boys seemed to gain power as it went on. Santon employed 
about nine straight eye gouges and had Dutch whirling around in a daze.

Finally, he snapped out of it and used the same methods on his unruly foe, and as he stood near the 
ropes groping for them for assistance, Hefner darted across the ring and connected with a terrific drop
-kick.

Santon hit the floor as though pole-axed and Dutch fell on him to score the first fall in 28 minutes 21 
seconds with a body press.

Santon Evens Match

Santon unleashed a torrid drive in endeavoring to even the score. He kicked Hefner out onto the floor seven times. In one instance, both wrestlers toppled into the front row, and Hefner being the first to arise, grabbed a chair. He took a wicked' shot at Santon's head, but it missed by a couple of inches.
The Kirksville giant also picked up a chair, but two policemen jumped into the fracas among the 
crowd.

As soon as they entered the squared circle, Santon draped Dutch over his shoulders and dived into the mat. He was refused the fall because of hair pulling.

However, a minute later, he won the second fall with a body slam and press in 15 minutes 32 seconds to necessitate a third and deciding fall.

Dutch was a serious grumbling, cussing, wildman when the action for the deciding fall got underway. However, the well-built Santon suddenly grabbed a vicious headlock on his adversary and reeled him near the ropes. As they bounced against the strands, Santon tossed his heavier opponent over the top rope to land heavily on the chairs in the press row.

It was plain to see when he hit the floor that the contest was over for the night, and Just as Referee 
Seaman reached a count of twenty the game Texan tried to pull himself into the ring.

However, the grind was over and Santon was declared the winner. The time was six minutes and six 
seconds.

A young girl who was seated In the front row hurt her ankle as the chair Hefner hit squeezed her leg 
against her own chair. Dr. Joseph Nowrey, state physician, examined the girl and apparently she was 
uninjured as she left the hall with the aid of her escort.

Graham Goes under

A long right hand upper-cut enabled Casey Berger, 208, Kentucky hill-billy, to spread-eagle Ray 
Graham, 208, of Texarkana, Ark., in 26 minutes 22 seconds with a body press in the scheduled 45-
minute semifinal.

Prior to the fall, Graham was stepping along at a fine pace, laboring the bewhiskered Kentuckian 
with kicks, punches and a couple of eye gouges.

He slammed Berger to the mat on three successive occasions, but on his next attempt, he left himself open for a wicked uppercut. It was then "soft pickens" to end the wild and wooly fracas.

Marconi and Alexander Draw

After 30 minutes of lack-lustre wrestling, Referee John Seaman ruled Tony Marconi, 200, of Italy, 
and Leo Alexander, 200, of Fort Wayne, Ind., even in the second bout of the night.

Alexander, although a rough type matman, tried his best to make a match out of it, but the stubby 
Italian lacked the class. However, what grunting that was done appeared all even.

In a whirlwind finish, Paddy Mack, 180, of Lansdale, Pa., punched Clete Kauffman, 177, of 
Columbus, O., into submission in 16 minutes, nine seconds in the opener, using a right to the jaw 
followed by a body press. The once-popular Irishman created a near riot with his unorthodox style of 
grappling and as Clete started to leave the ring he again ste,rtrd a new outburst by attempting to kick 
his rival off the edge of the canvas.

However, the Ohioan jumped back into action, but Mack started for another exit. He was forced to 
charge through the gathering about the squared circle, although he received quite a few glancing 
blows off the head by the spectators.

LOCAL MAT RESULTS

Charley Santon, 220, Kirksville, Mo., won by default over Ernie Hefner, 228, Sherman, Tex. Hefner won first fall with body press in 28 minutes 21 seconds; Santon second fall with body press, in 15 minutes 32 seconds, and third fall when Hefner was counted out after 6 minutes 6 seconds.

Casey Berger, 208, Horses Neck Ky., threw Ray Graham, 208 Texarkana, Ark., with body press. Time—26 minutes, 22 seconds,

Leo Alexander, 200, Fort Wayne Ind., drew with Tony Marconi 200, Italy.

Paddy Mack, 180, Lansdale, Pa. pinned Clete Kauffman, 177, Columbus, O., with body press. Time—16 minutes, 9 seconds.

Referee—John Seaman.

Sideline Slants
By FRANK KOPESKY

GATHER around the bar, folks, and let's hold a little discus-lion about the foremost sporting event of the season in this section, you're correct—it's the annual brawl between the footballers of Camden and Collingswood High Schools which takes place this Saturday

* * *

Preparations are being made in both camps for another of those torrid battles. But the pre-game sentiments this year are vastly different from those of recent seasons. The Purple Avalanche on Saturday will enter the fray a top-heavy favorite. In fact, not in a number of years has one or the other been regarded as such as outstanding choice.

* * *

But go easy with those ironmen, Camden fans. Take a tip from a tipster and don't let your 
enthusiasm overcome your better judgment when laying those odds on the line. Collingswood 
partisans will likely command 2 to 1 or possibly better, remember that the Avalanche wasn't expected 
to be troubled by Woodbury High, and the result was a scoreless tie.

When traditional rivalry such as exists between Camden and Collingswood enters a game, the ability of a team might easily become of secondary importance at the kickoff. And for this reason the sideline dopesters wouldn't be shocked or awed by a Collingswood victory.

It isn't probable, however, that Billy Palese's boys will lose. Regardless of rivalry, the Purple 
Avalanche does have the better eleven this season and one very enthusiastic rooter of the Panthers demanded a three-touchdown margin on an even wager the other day.

* * *

The games of the two clubs with Vineland High alone makes the Avalanche a standout favorite. The Vinelanders defeated Howard Irvine's suburbanites by 13 to 0, and the Avalanche the following week polished off the Poultry Clan by 13 to 6. Then too, Collingswood was pressed to the utmost to 
measure off Bridgeton last week, whereas Camden steam-rolled Trenton High's Bengals by 33 to 0.

* * *

There is no doubt but that Camden is the logical choice to win by a comfortable margin. The apparent one-sidedness of the game, however, has not deprived it of any of its color and class. The egg-throwers will again be seen in action on Friday night, both in Collingswood and Camden, and 
the police of both will be kept on their toes trying to keep some semblance of order.

CHARLES "CHUCKLE" WISE, who starred in Collingswood's 1925 triumph over Camden, is 
starting to pass the 225 mark...Bill Cox, manager of the Iron Rock Park layout, is said to be quite a 
guitar player and crooner. ..Howard Irvine, coach of the "Colls," has mapped out a program to keep 
order at the game on Saturday. In the past, the fans have surged out onto the field in the last period, 
but a picket fence and ample police is expected to check this...Billy Palese, coach of the Avalanche, is 
holding a psychological campaign this week to prevent his charges from getting the "jitters" and 
frightened.

STEELE AND MAZURKI IN ARMORY FINALE
Heavyweights Clash in Feature Bout at Drillshed on Thursday Night

Ray Steele, veteran Californian, and Mike Mazurki, former Manhattan College athlete, will clash in 
the feature wrestling match here at the 114th Infantry on Thursday night.

The two behemoths meet in a 90-minute time-limit bout, two out of three falls to win, and the match 
marks the first time the two have met on local canvas.

Steel is returning East for the first time in nearly six months, having been wrestling on the west coast. 

Mazurki has been very active here since the opening of the indoor season, losing only one bout, a 
heart-breaker to Ernie Dusek when they fell out of the ring and Mike was counted out.

Fred "Empty" Face Grubmier of Harlan, la., figure four boxy scissors expert, meets "Irish Jack" 
Donovan of Boston in the 45-minute semi-final, one fall to win.

In the two , 30-minute time-limit bouts, Stan Sokolis, ex-Penn athlete, faces Hank Barber, Dartmouth Alumnus, and Tom Alley of St. Louis meets Cliff Olsen of St. Paul, Minn.


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CAMDEN IS HOT BUT WE’LL WIN STATES IRVINE
Collingswood Coach Has Respect for Locals in Game on Saturday
TITLE HOPES AT STAKE

By HARRY RASMUSSEN

"We'll win despite the strength Camden showed me last week."

In those few words, Howard "Skeets" Irvine, coach of the Collingswood High eleven, summed up his team's chances against Camden High in the all-important South Jersey Group 4 skirmish which will be played this Saturday at the Robert Shields Memorial Field, Collingswood.

This game has become Vn annual classic among students of the two schools as well as to partisans of the two institutions. Year after year the crowd becomes larger and it would not be surprising to see the attendance record shattered for this game on Saturday.

Although the scrap is still five days off, one can hear followers of the two teams in hot debate over the chances of their favorite outfits. At present there seems to be little wagering, the wise ones playing a 
waiting game to see if the two teams will be in tip-top shape for the battle.

Irvine Not Boasting

In an interview with Irvine yesterday, the suburban coach did not appear to be boasting when he 
stated his team will win despite Camden's strength.

"Last Saturday I went to Trenton to see Camden play the upstate outfit and was very much impressed with the manner in which Bill Palese's boys handled the pigskin.

"You know, Camden appears to me to be much larger and faster than it has been in the past few years. We've got a good team here, but they haven't clicked the way they should and I would not be 
surprised but what they come through against Camden.

"The boys know that everything depends on this game and with such high stakes to battle for, my boys will be a determined crew. This week I am planning to give the squad plenty of work, especially the first few days.

"At times they haven't gotten their plans off in the right manner. The line hasn't been working in 
coordination with the backfield, but these things will all be ironed out by Saturday.

Backfield Is Shifty

"Camden showed me plenty of power last Saturday, and I think they have a much better backfield 
than a line. It Is the shiftiness of the backfield, which I believe has been Camden's success this year.

"In Denof and Ellis, Camden has a pair of line players and I think it would be foolhardy to use such a valuable man as Ellis on the line. While I have the greatest respect for Camden, you can rest assured 
that we'll be in there fighting and will again come out on top," concluded Irvine.

Irvine also stated that additional seats will be installed at the Collngswood field which will bring the 
total seating capacity to 10,500. In order that no confusion may occur during the closing minutes of 
the game as it occurred two years ago, when the crowd surged upon the gridiron, a three-foot fence 
will be staked around the grass infield. Police from both Camden and Collingswood will handle the 
crowd, while, ample parking space has been provided around the field.

Threat to Camden's Hopes

Here is Willard Wishing, captain and halfback of the Collingswood High eleven, who is expected to be a thorn in the aide of the undefeated Camden High team when the two elevens clash in their traditional battle on Saturday afternoon at Collingswood.

 

ONLY 2 UNBEATEN AND UNTIED SCHOOLBOY TEAMS REMAIN
HADDONFIELD TOPS TEAMS IN SCORING
Also Shares High Honors With Merchantville; Seven Are Unbeaten
KEEN TILTS THIS WEEK

Upsets ever the past weekend took its toll among the unbeaten scholastic elevens in South Jersey with the result that only seven now remain in the select circle.

And of these seven only two can boast of being unbeaten and untied. They are "Cy" Marter's 
Haddonfield High combination and Bob Elder's defending Merchantville High Group 2 champions.
Both of these teams came through with their fifth Victory in as many starts the past weekend, while 
the other five which are unbeaten but tied are Camden, Audubon, Wood-bury, Riverside and Holy 
Spirit of Atlantic City.

There is possibility that this list of unbeaten elevens will be depleted the coming weekend. Camden 
will risk its record in the all important Group 4 game with Collingswood, while Haddonfield and 
Audubon Clash in their vital Group 3 scrap and Riverside tackles the strong Lakewood High eleven. 
Woodbury should remain in the unbeaten ranks with a victory over Glassboro with the "Merchants" 
favored to annex their sixth straight at the expense of Palmyra.

The past week found two more teams passing the century mark in team scoring, making it five in all in that circle.

Hammonton High, which led in team scoring and also boasted of an unbeaten record until last 
Saturday, dropped into second place and also out o*f the unbeaten and untied ranks. The "Peaches" 
were handed an unexpected setback by Cape May High, While another upset was recorded •With 
Paulsboro smacking down a previous unbeaten Pleasantville High combination. Pemberton High ftlso 
dropped out of the unbeaten links when it lost 20 to 0 to Lakewood High last Friday. The 
"Haddons" not only are sharing top honors with Merchantville by Being unbeaten and untied, but are 
also setting the pace in team scoring with a total of 129 points against 3 for the opposition.

As stated before Hammonton, although beaten, is in second place ,-ith a total of 127 points against 16 for its opponents. Third place goes to Merchantville High with 123 points against 19, while Audubon is fourth with 116 against 13 and Camden fifth with 107 points against only 6.

There are seven teams which have as yet to register their first victory, of these two have not as yet a point. They are Trenton and Atlantic City Vocational. 

The Camden Collegians football team will hold a blackboard drill tonight at the clubhouse and all 
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C. of C. Delays Ruling On $3,000,000 Project

The board of directors of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce at a meeting yesterday afternoon withheld approval or disapproval of the $3,000,000 East Camden housing project.

Loyal D. Odhner, executive secretary of the chamber, stated after the meeting the subject had been thoroughly discussed, but that it was decided not to place the board on record until recommendations of the Camden Housing Committee appointed by Mayor Frederick von Nieda are available. This 
committee organized yesterday.

The board adopted a resolution urging that the New Jersey Sales Tax Repeal Association, following its successful campaign which resulted in appeal, continue in existence to enforce governmental economies in lieu of additional taxes.

It also approved application to the W.P.A. for a grant of federal funds to erect a seaplane landing on the Delaware river at Camden. The cost was estimated at $2000.

Action also was deferred on the social security problem which was discussed by the employers group of the chamber last Friday, when Charles W. Denby, Philadelphia attorney and authority on such legislation, addressed the group.

The board discussed park-o-meter idea as a possible solution of the traffic problem here. It is in successful operation in Oklahoma City, Odner said. Under the park-o-meter system a motorist parks, puts a nickel in a meter nearby and leaves his car for a specified period.

DEAD MAN'S RELATIVES FOUND BY NEWS STORY

Sought since his death in Los Angeles last week, Camden relatives of Harry Piper, Jr., were located yesterday by police.

Piper's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Piper, Sr., live at 713 Berkley street. The father, reading of his son's death, appeared at police headquarters for additional information. He said his son had lived in California the last seven years.

In a long distance telephone conversation with Los Angeles police, the elder Piper learned his son had left $1000 in insurance to a Mrs. Hanley there and that she was arranging for his burial.

Piper said he would agree to such arrangements and would wire his permission.


Announcements

CHRISTY—At Lenola, N. J., on October 26, 1935, John, husband of Providence Christy, age 41 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, at the Earnest Funeral Home,, 210 W. Main St., Maple Shade, N. J. High Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Moorestown, N. J. at 9 a. m. Friends may call Tuesday evening, 7 to 9 o'clock.

KITCH1N—On October 26, 1935, William H., husband of Ethel M. Kitchin (nee Hilton), age 39 years. Relatives and friends of the family, also Hoisting and Portable Engineers Local No. 825 are invited to  attend the funeral services on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at his late residence, 3019 Fenwick Rd., Fairview, Camden. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening.

MANNION—On October 28, 1935, Thomas, Jr., son of Thomas and the late Mary Mannion (nee Bowen). Relatives and friends, also Y. M. C. B. Society, Marquette C. C. and St. Mary's Guild are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday at 8 a. m., at the funeral home of Walter J. McCann, Brown and Monmouth Sts., Gloucester, N. J. High Mass St. Mary's Church at 9 a. m. Interment at New St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening.

MONROE— On October 26, 1935, George E., beloved son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Monroe (nee Price), of 623 Chestnut St., Camden, N. J. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the parlors of Frank J. Leonard, 1451 Broadway, Camden, N. J, Interment at New Camden Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening. 

O'FARRELL—On October 27, 1935, Mary C. O'Farrell. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, from the residence of Mrs. C. Gallagher, 214 S. Atlantic Ave. Haddonfield, N. J. Solemn High Mass a Christ The King Church, Haddonfield at 9 a. m. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening

OPIE—On October 28, 1935, of Mays Landing, N. J., formerly of 2724 Hayes Ave. Camden, Nettie, widow of James Opie in her 73rd year. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Thursday at 2 o'clock, at the funeral home of A. Gustav Roedel & Son, 804-6 N. 27th St., Camden. Interment private at Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening, 7 to 9 o'clock. 

ROSS—On October 28, 1935, Margaret C. wife of Charles E. Ross. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. David Bell, Verga, N. J. Interment at Harleigh Cemetery Friends may call Wednesday evening.

In Memoriam
CLEMENT — In loving memory of our daughter and sister, Irene R. Thompson Clement, who left us suddenly 6 years ago today, Oct. 29, 1929. There's a Mother and Dad, Brothers ant Sisters, Who still miss you sadly. And find the time long since you went. And we think of you daily and hourly, And try to be brave and content. But the tears that we shed in silence And breathe a sigh of regret,
For you were ours and we remember, Though all the rest forget. Sadly missed by Mother, Dad, Brother and Sisters.


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