E GEORGE AARON was one of Camden's leading citizens during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, serving on the school board, the City Commission, and as Director of Public Safety from October of 1949 until May of 1959. He took ill shortly after losing his bid for re-election to the City Commission in May of 1959 and passed away in May of 1960.
June 2, 1939- Song and dance man—Ed Gorman, affable secretary to City Commissioner George Aaron… In his younger days a musical comedy hoofer … Ed is a clever impersonator of the late Bert Williams . . . That guy should have stuck to the stage… He would have gone places.
OCTOBER 6, 1939-
CITY COMMISSIONER E. GEORGE AARON leaned back in his office chair the other day and gasped when this reporter informed him that we saw fishermen catch luscious shad in the Delaware River.
When informed that the folks bought the same finny denizens of the deep from hucksters who hawked their catch through the streets of North Camden and sold them at 25 cents each. Mr. Aaron gasped again. Tom Daley, city engineer corroborated our statements and George was convinced.
In his efforts to make Our Town a better place to live in, Commissioner Aaron has decided to do something about helping to eliminate pollution of the historic Delaware. An engineer who sat in the conference gave us the gladsome news that if pollution was stopped the once proud shad would again spawn in the river.
Fondly do we recall the cry of the fish peddlers, "'fresh Delaware shad." Many of us of course also remember 'the midnight cry' of the old "Baltimore crab man" who once roamed through the city streets selling those delicious deviled crustaceans.
OCTOBER 13, 1939- POLLUTION: Don't be misled— the title does not refer to this article or the column. Our recent reference to City Commissioner E. George Aaron and his efforts to aid in eliminating pollution of the Delaware river brought a note from Helen Moran Warren, counselor-at-law, and a grand friend of ours. Mrs. Moran enclosed a clipping of a column from the Brooklyn Eagle. The article was an interview with her daddy, Eugene F. Moran, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who is referred to in the article as "No. 1 harbor expert of the United States". Pop Moran is owner and operator of a large fleet of seagoing tugs in New York. In the interview Mr. Moran told the columnist, Mr. Heffernan, that shad are beginning to run again in the North River after an absence of several years. Maybe they are fugitives from the Delaware.
OCTOBER 20, 1939
Man About Town
City Commissioner E. George Aaron observed his 37th birthday anniversary today.
Unknown to George, this amateur historian again dug into the archives and we found that Aaron is the youngest man ever elected as a city commissioner in Our Town. We might also say that for a gentleman of such tender age E. George Aaron, citizen, lawyer, and city commissioner has made good use of his maturing years. We snooped into his record.
Consistency is one of his many assets. The guy was born in Mizpah, Atlantic county. When he joined the Masons, Aaron signed up with Mizpah lodge. Admitted to the bar in 1926 Attorney Aaron didn't have his shingle out a week when he got his first case—defending a Bridgeton man who was indicted for murder. The young attorney had the indictment not prossed.
On this natal day anniversary Commissioner Aaron will look back reflectively to the days when as boy he milked the cows and worked so on his father's farm. Unable to enlist in the Army during the World War when he was a stripling of 15 years he went to Springfield, Mass., where he helped to make rifles for the U.S. Army. Three of his brothers fought overseas.
In turn he worked as an ambulance driver, Insurance salesman and theatre manager. Aaron studied law at nights, at Temple Law School.
Proud of the religious faith of his forefathers, Commissioner Aaron is president of Beth El Synagogue and he usually is found heading up campaigns to help men, women and children of all creeds and faiths. His newest jobs are as chairman of the local assistance board and the Camden County Chapter of the Association for Infantile Paralysis, Inc.
Happy birthday, Commissioner Aaron!
NOVEMBER 10, 1939- Youngest Commissioner: Frank J. Hartmann, former city commissioner, claims that he and not commissioner E. George Aaron.... was the youngest man to be elected to that office in Camden... Go ahead and fight about it, you guys.
Camden Courier-Post - October 23, 1931
7 DEMOCRATS RALLIES IN COUNTY TONIGHT
Democratic speakers, urging suffrage in the interest of A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and the local Democratic ticket, will invade seven political clubs in the city and county tonight.
County meetings, all at 8 p. m. and speakers are as follows:
Pennsauken Colored A. Harry Moore Club, Magnolia and Scovel avenues, Merchantville, Dr. Clement T. Branch, Eugene Aumaitre and Albert Melnik.
Somerdale Democratic Club, fire hall, Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, Edward L. Canning, Thomas Madden and John Delaney.
Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1931
IN CAMDEN SPEECH DEMANDS FAIRNESS AT POLLS
Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1931
TO HOLD MEETINGS TONIGHT
The campaign foe A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local Democratic candidates, will be carried into six wards of the city and in seven communities or the county tonight.
All meetings and speakers are as follows:
Ward Democratic Club, 841 Market
Sktreet; Eugene Aumetre, John Crean, Vincent Gallagher, Leon H.
Rose and Charles Woods.
Sixth Ward Democratic Club, Fourth and Walnut Street; Frank Connor, Albert Melnik and Thomas Madden.
Seventh Ward A. Harry Moore Club, Seventh Street and Kaighn Avenue; Dr. Leroy Baxter, of Jersey City; Isaac Eason, Dr. Clement Branch, Rev. Robert H. Jackson, Mrs. Bertha Shippen Irving and Frank Suttill.
Magnolia A. Harry Moore Club, Evesham and Gloucester avenues; Firmin Michel, Edward L. Canning, John Delaney, Marie V. Kelley and Francis Homan.
Lindenwold Colored Voters' Club, Blackstone Hall, Lindenwold, Eugene Aumetre, William Williams and Oliver Bond.
Somerdale Club, Whelen home, Somerdale road and Oggs Avenue; Marie V. Kelly, David L. Visor and Mrs. Emma E. Hyland.
East Haddonfield Democrat Club, Crescent and Berlin Road; Edward L. Canning, Albert Melnik and Judge Frank F. Neutze.
More than five speakers from North Jersey will appear at as many meetings as possible.
Camden Courier-Post - October 31, 1931
RALLIES TONIGHT IN 3 WARDS, ASHLAND
Rallies in the interest of A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local candidates on the Democratic ticket will be conducted tonight in Ashland and in three wards of the city.
The meetings and speakers are as follows;
Ashland Democratic Club, home of Ida May Heidrick, Burnt Mill road and Second Avenue: Thomas Madden, Leon H. Rose and Eugene Mariano,
|Camden Courier-Post - June 4, 1933|
to Aid Women's Home, Talmud Torah and Free Loan
A campaign to
raise funds for the Federation of Jewish' Charities of Camden was launched
yesterday under the chairmanship of E. George Aaron. The drive will continue a week.
will be contributed to the support of the Hebrew Ladies' Sheltering Home,
the Talmud Torah,
and the Free Loan Fund.
Aaron' announced, will be aided by the Jewish charitable organizations of
Camden and the following have been named team captains:
N. Riff, Samuel Shane, L. Tarter, S. Lippman, A.
Barbell, J. Grossberg, H. Odlen, Leon Rose, Lewis
Liberman, Mrs. S. Litow, Mrs. M. Shapiro, Mrs. H. Kaplan, Mrs. S.
Shane, Mrs. R. Bukstel. Mrs. F. Bloom, Mrs. V. Gerber and Mrs. S. S.
There will be a meeting in the Talmud Torah tonight, when Rabbi B. L. Levinthal, of Philadelphia, will speak in support of the campaign.
|Camden Courier-Post - June 7, 1933|
CHARITIES RAISE $1500
Camden Federation to Continue Campaign All This Week
More than $1500 in pledges and in cash have been received in the campaign of the Camden Federation of Jewish Charities, it was announced last night by E. George Aaron, chairman of the campaign committee. The drive will continue through this week.
workers seeking funds for the Hebrew Ladies' Charities, Sheltering Home,
Free Loan Fund follow: Rabbi N. Riff,
Mr. and Mrs. S. Shane, Mrs. R. Bukstel, Mrs. S. Litow, Mrs. M. Shapiro,
Mrs. H. Kaplan, Mrs. L. Creskoff, Mrs. B. Ostroff, Mrs. S. Goldstein Mrs.
A. Goodman, Mrs. S. Masel, Mrs. M. Koll, Mrs. F. Bloom, Mrs. M. Cornrich,
Mrs. V. Gerber, Mrs. L. Weiss and Mrs. S. Soloff, Leon H. Rose, Lewis
Liberman, A. Barbell, S. S.
Lewis, J. Grossberg, B. Greenberg, S. Lippman, J. Ruttenberg, S. Stein. H.
Odlen, J. Block, O. Praissman, S. Naden, D. Lefkowitz, and David Epstein.
|Camden Courier-Post - June 24, 1933|
RAISE CHARITY FUNDS
George Aaron, chairman of the campaign, announced that more than $5000
was pledged. Talks were made by
Herman Odlen, Samuel Shane, Samuel Lippman, A.
Barbell, Mrs. S. Litow, Mrs. M. Shapiro and Mrs. C. Riff.
Rabbi N. Riff presented a walking stick to Aaron for his work as head of the drive.
Camden Courier-Post - February 1, 1938
RABBI SPEAKS IN CAMDEN TONIGHT
Rabbi Israel Goldstein, of New York, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, will speak tonight at a mass meeting at the Hotel Walt Whitman, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Jewish National Fund.
Preceding the meeting, he will be the guest at a dinner tendered by members of the Jewish community here.
Leon H, Rose, Camden attorney, who is president of the Jewish National Fund Conncil of Southern New Jersey, will be toastmaster. Rabbis N. H. J. Riff and Philip L. Lipis [of Congregation Beth El- PMC] will speak.
Dr. Goldstein is rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshrun, and active in Jewish communal, civic and interfaith movements. He is a member of the New York Regional Relations Board and of the National Executive Committee on Workers and Farmers Rights, and president of the Jewish Conciliation Court of America. The Jewish National Fund of America, of which he is head, has for its purpose the purchase of land in Palestine.
Those at the dinner will include:
David Breslau, Ben Zion Steinberg, Isaac Singer, Mrs. Samuel Kaplan, Mrs. Abraham Kaplan, Samuel Varbalow, Meyer Adelman, E. George Aaron, Jacob Leventon, Jesse Satenstein, Lewis Liberman, A. J. Rosenfeld, Judge Joseph Varbalow, Elias Klein, Mark Marritz, Albert B. Melnik, Dr. Samuel H. Blank, Barney B. Brown, Jacob Naden, Samuel Ginns, Ernest Dubin, Ellis Goodman, Leon Naden, Louis Rovner, Joseph Ruttenberg. Morris Liebman, Albert Caplan, Lester Abrahamer, I. J. Milask, Isadore H. Hermann, Milton C. Nurock, Harry Trautenberg, Manuel Winigrad, Hanan Yarden, Morris Drob and Mrs. Dora E. Rose.
|Camden Courier-Post * February 1, 1938|
Of EDUCATION SHIFTS 14 TEACHERS
The Camden Board Education last night approved transfers of 14 teachers, the appointment of two new instructors and the retirement on pension of two others.
The board then adjourned until 11.45 a. m. today and it was announced the 1938-39 board will be organized at noon when Commissioner Mary W. Kobus is expected to be re-elected president.
When the report of the teachers committee making recommendations for appointments, transfers and retirements was read it was approved by unanimous vote and without comment.
Following the meeting Carlton W. Rowand explained that most of the transfers were made to meet emergencies in teaching classes at Woodrow Wilson High School, where more than 1500 students will be enrolled for the second semester, be ginning today.
Rowand explained that enrollment at the Wilson school is the highest in its history, due to many students taking up English and commercial courses instead of entering Camden senior high school, which will have an enrollment of approximately 1540 students, the smallest in several years.
List of Transfers
Transfers affecting teachers in junior high schools are: Louis E. Feinstein from Hatch Junior High School to commercial business organization, Wilson High School; Frank E. Sias, from Cramer Junior High to physical education, Wilson High; Jessie W. McMurtrie from Cramer Junior High School, to physical education, Wilson High; Wilton D. Greenway, from Cramer Junior High School to mathematics, Camden High; Elizabeth Dickinson, from Bonsall; to English, Cramer Junior High; Mrs. Mildred C. Simmons, from English to mathematics, Cramer Junior High; Miss Celia Boudov, from Hatch Junior High to departmental geography, science, and penmanship, Liberty School; Mrs. Elizabeth R. Myers assigned to English, Hatch Junior High;
Thelma L. Little transferred from, Grade 5 to Cooperative Departmental; Dudley school.
The following elementary school transfers, also effective today, are:
Beatrice W. Beideman from Starr to Sharp school; Mrs. Esther S. Finberg from Cramer to Broadway school; Dorothy M. Lippincott from Parkside to Dudley school; Mrs. Alva T. Corson from Washington to Broadway school, and Mary G. Cathell from Washington to Dudley school.
Teachers whose retirement was approved are Carolina W. Taylor, Grade 2, Broadway school, and William M. Thayer, mathematics [Camden] senior high school. Both teachers had resigned and applied for their pensions, the report read.
Nathan Enten was appointed as physical education teacher in the Cramer school and Harry S. Manashil was appointed commercial teacher in Hatch school. Each will receive $1400, annually. The board also approved the appointment of Florence M. Dickinson as principal of Lincoln school at a salary of $2200 annually.
The assignment of Miss Grace Hankins as principal of Parkside school to succeed Miss Dickinson also was approved. Ethel Thegen was approved for appointment as assistant librarian at the Camden senior high school at a salary of $5.50 a day. All appointments are effective today.
To relieve overcrowded conditions among pupils the board approved the transfer of 7A and 7B classes from the Washington to the Cramer school.
A resolution of condolence upon the death of Ethel C. Wenderoth, for 19 years a teacher in the Broadway School was passed and secretary Albert Austermuhl was instructed to send a copy to members of the deceased teacher's family.
2 New Faces on Board
The board received and filed a letter from Mayor George E. Brunner in which he stated he had appointed Mrs. George W. Tash, Samuel T. French Jr. as new members and had re-appointed Robert Burk Johnson as a board member.
William B. Sullender, of the Tenth Ward, who was not re-appointed, was commended by the members for his services. E. George Aaron said he regretted the fact that Sullender was leaving as a member and wished him success. Others joined in this tribute.
Sullender in reply thanked the members for their co-operation during his term of office.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 8, 1938|
SPURNS PLEA TO SAVE STEPHAN
Trenton, Feb. 7, - William J. Stephan, who is scheduled to die in the electric chair at State Prison tomorrow night for the murder of Curtis W. Dobbins, of Haddonfield, said "goodbye" to his mother last week, prison officials disclosed today.
The former West Berlin salesman talked to his mother, Mrs. Madeline Hackley, for a short time. He will be permitted one more visitor before he begins "the last mile" as the 121st victim of the prison chair.
It also was revealed today that E. George Aaron, Camden attorney and Stephan's counsel, made a vain appeal to Governor Moore for executive clemency.
Nearly 18 months have passed since the August night in 1936 the state charges Stephan fired the shot that killed Dobbins, youthful RCA Manufacturing Company executive. Most of that time has been spent in futile appeals for life.
After once rejecting Stephan's bid for a new trial by a vote of 7 to 7, the Court of Errors and Appeals later affirmed the death verdict by an 11 to 4 margin. The Court of Pardons turned down his appeal for mercy.
Dobbins was the son of Edgar Y. Dobbins, Federal probation officer in New Jersey, who once had Stephan under his supervision.
Courier-Post - February 12, 1938
CHECKED AND DOUBLE CHECKED
IT takes no crystal gazer to know that former U. S. Senator W. Warren Barbour hopes to get the Republican senatorial nomination without opposition.. .So far no opposition has bloomed, but efforts are being made to get Robert Johnson, New Brunswick manufacturer who backed Glee, into the primary battle ...Unless the feeling against John Milton subsides, the Democrats will be hard put to find a suitable candidate for the job, unless they figure anybody can beat Barbour...
down a little bet that both new members of the county election board
will be suburbanites. ..In fact, from adjoining municipalities. ..You
might also safely say that when the Democrats name the new county
solicitor (Vincent Gallaher), the coalition Republicans will name
Cooper Brown, of Collingswood, as assistant solicitor... In spite of
his visits to Jersey City, Prosecutor Samuel
P. Orlando stands an excellent chance of not being reappointed.
His successor, at this time, appears to be E.
George Aaron, also a Democrat, but a Brunner Democrat .. .The
Pennsauken Republican Women's Club will on next Tuesday have a speaker
whose topic will be, "How to Be Happy and Contented Though a
Republican". ..A lot of the boys in these here parts ought to go
there and listen...
Henry Aitken, No. 1 coal wagon chaser, tried to get Commissioner von Nieda on the bridge commission until Hoffman slipped Baird in...Has the Baird boom gone boom?...That suburban handbill publisher printed that the next time Surrogate Hanna runs for public office it'll be city commissioner instead of a county post because he is weak in the suburbs... The last time Frank Hanna ran, it was for State committee, and he ran ahead of his running mate in every county municipality.
Camden Courier-Post - August 26, 1941
Magin Laid to Rest By War Veteran Buddies
Funeral services for City Commissioner Henry Magin were held today with his colleagues in official and veterans circles participating.
were conducted in city commission chambers on the second floor of city
hall, in charge of Rev. Dr. W.W. Ridgeway, rector of St.
Wilfrid's Episcopal Church.
The casket was carried by war veteran associates of the public works director, who died from a heart attack Friday. A color guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion preceded the casket, followed by the four remaining members of the city commission, Mayor George Brunner and commissioners E. George Aaron, Mrs. Mary W. Kobus and Dr. David S. Rhone.
A guard of honor lined both sides of' city hall steps, 22 policemen on one side and 22 firemen on the other, representing Magin's age, 44 years.
Hundreds of men and women waited outside the
building to pay their respects as the solemn procession filed by. Mayor
Brunner had declared this morning a holiday for city employees. The
casket was borne by Thomas Jackson and Samuel Magill, both past Legion
commanders; Leon McCarty, past commander of August Walter Chapter,
Disabled American Veterans; Richard Jermyn, past commander of Post 1270, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Benjamin P.
Thomas, past captain of Sparrow Ship No. 1269. V. F. W.; and William
Miller, past State commander, D. A. V.
Three trucks were required to carry the floral pieces from
the scene of the services to the National Cemetery at Beverly, where
burial took place.
An estimated 8000 persons from all walks of life paid their respects to the late official by viewing the body as it lay in state in the commission chambers.
The throng of mourners of Camden city and county was the largest to converge on a public building since the funeral of Fire Chief Charles Worthington, who was killed while fighting a fire almost 20 years ago. His body was placed on public view in the rotunda of the old county courthouse.
A continuous progression of people filed past the flag draped bier for more than three and one-half hours. Scores of Republicans and hundreds of Democrats joined in the tribute.
were conducted by Camden lodges of Elks
and Moose. Military rites were conducted by the Fairview Post, American
Legion, of which Magin was a founder and past commander. The tribute was
led by Mitchell Halin, post commander, and C.
Richard Allen, past department commander.
W. Conner, chief clerk of the city water bureau and past State Commander
of the V.F.W., conducted rites at the grave.
Brunner and Commissioners Kobus,
came early and remained throughout the hours of viewing. Mrs. Helen
Magin, the widow, and daughter Helen, attired in deep mourning, arrived
shortly after 7:00 PM.
Embraces Widow, Daughter
Commissioner Kobus, who knelt in prayer before the
bier, arose and went over to Mrs. Magin and her daughter. Mrs.
and kissed the widow and daughter of the late commissioner. They were in
American Legion and V. F. W. members
in uniform alternated as members of the military guard of honor. A
detail of 50 policemen was under command of Acting Lieutenant John
Garrity. Fifty firemen, under supervision of Deputy Chief Walter
Mertz, assisted the patrolmen in handling the crowd, which at times
choked the stairways leading to the
Albert H. Molt, director of the Board of Freeholders and
John J. Tull, Oscar Moore, Ventorino
Ciechanowski, Earl Armstrong
and Emil J. McCall arrived shortly after 7:00 PM. Moore and Tull wore American
Legion overseas caps. Albert S. Marvel, clerk of the board, accompanied
of the various bureaus in the department of public works, headed by
Commissioner Magin, came in delegations with the highway bureau having
150, the largest number.
acting director of the department, accompanied by James P. Carr,
superintendent of Streets; led the
highway bureau employees. Abbott is deputy director of revenue and finance and first assistant to Mayor
Brunner. He was named by Brunner as
director until the City Commission elects Mr.
Clerk Frank J.
Suttill, City Clerk Clay
Fire Chief John H.
Lennox and James A.
Howell, chief of
city electrical bureau, attended, as did Albert
Austermuhl, secretary of the board of education. Every city
department sent a floral piece.
Outstanding Floral Tribute
floral chair was sent by the Camden Police and Firemen’s Association.
The word “Rest” was made up of flowers. The offering of the Veterans League
an organization formed by Commissioner Magin and of which
was the first president, was a large floral pillow.
The freeholders and county officials
gave a large floral basket. Floral tributes came from the employees of
the board of education, the RCA Manufacturing Company, the police and
fire bureaus, Pyne Point Athletic Association, the Elks, Moose and several Democratic clubs.
The floral tributes came in such
numbers yesterday afternoon that Funeral Director Harry
Leonard and his assistants could not find room for them in the
commission chamber proper. They were banked on both sides, in the rear
and over the casket.
Among prominent officials and
citizens who came to pay their respects were Congressman Charles
A. Wolverton and his son, Donnell, Assemblymen Joseph W. Cowgill and J. Frank Crawford, Sidney
P. McCord, city comptroller, Thomas C. Schneider, president of
Camden County Council No. 10,
New Jersey Civil Service Association.
Others at Bier
Others were Sue Devinney, secretary
Kobus; Fred S. Caperoon; Henry Aitken,
city sealer of weights and measures, Horace
R. Dixon, executive director of the Camden
Housing Authority; George I. Shaw, vice president of the board of
Ray Smith, chairman of the Elks Crippled Children Committee and
commander of East Camden Post, V.F.W.; Albert
Becker, commander of Camden County Post 126, Jewish War Veterans; Dr.
Howard E. Primas and Wilbur F. Dobbins, members of the Camden
Housing Authority; Postmaster Emma
E. Hyland; Samuel E. Fulton, member of the Camden local assistance
former Assemblyman Rocco Palese,
former Freeholder Maurice Bart and wife, County Detective James
Mulligan, Deputy City Clerk William
D. Sayrs, Mary King, secretary to City Clerk Reesman,
Charles W. Anderson and John W. Diehl Jr., former members of the housing
authority, Walter P.
Wolverton, chief clerk of the public works department; Thomas J.
Kenney, Maurice Hertz, Isadore Hermann, chief of the city tax title
bureau; S. Raymond Dobbs;
acting chief of city property, John Oziekanski, building inspector,
Harry Langebein, city assessor.
H. Bond, housing manager of Clement T. Branch Village; former Judge Joseph
Varbalow, acting city counsel John
J. Crean, assistant City Counsel Edward V. Martino, Paul Day,
secretary of city board of assessors, former Assemblyman William T.
Iszard, Harry Roye, district director of NYA; Victor J. Scharle and
Martin Segal, Democratic and Republican registrars, respectively, of the
Camden County permanent registration bureau.
Mrs. Marian Garrity and Mrs. Mary F.
Hendricks, vice chairman and secretary respectively, of the Republican
City Committee; Dr. Ethan A. Lang and Dr. Richard P. Bowman, members of
the board of education; Edward
J. Borden, Carl Kisselman,
Harry A. Kelleher, Samuel T.
French Sr., former Freeholder Walter
Budniak, Coroner Paul R. Rilatt, County Treasurer Edward
J. Kelleher, William Shepp, of the city legal bureau, Marie Carr,
stenographer, mayor's office; Samuel
T. French Jr., member, board of education.
Also John C. Trainor, member of the
Camden County Board of Elections; Antonio
Mecca, funeral director; Alexander Feinberg, solicitor of the
housing authority, former Freeholder John T. Hanson, Sterling Parker and
Paul Reihman, member of the county park commission.
O’Brien, commander of the Camden Disabled American Veterans, was
in charge of services by veterans at the cemetery. Former Freeholder
Edward J. Quinlan, county vice-commander of the American Legion,
directed last night memorial services and was in charge of the firing
squad at the grave.
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Camden Courier-Post * November 29, 1949
NAMED CHIEF of the Camden police department today, Captain‘Gustav Koerner, a 26-year veteran of the department and one time baseball player, is shown receiving the congratulations of Public Safety Director Aaron. A native of Camden, Chief Koerner succeeds George W. Frost, who resigned Jan. 1, 1948. Captain Samuel Johnson had been acting chief since then.
A. Koerner - George
|Camden Courier-Post * May 16, 1950|
Dzick - Anthony
M. Lario - John R. DiMona - E.
George Aaron - Mitchell
Rocco Lario - Frank M. Lario - Dr. David S. Rhone - Chris Miller - Pine Street - North 35th Street
James R. Styles
- William B. Reeves
Camden Courier-Post - August 12, 1950
R. Styles - William B. Reeves - Louis E. Walls - Edward Fulton - Joseph A.
Chestnut Street - Spruce Street - North 10th Street - Dayton Street
August L. Johnson - Owen D. Gale - Albert A. Stinger - Jesthroe Hunt
Marlton Avenue - North 25th Street - Walnut Street - E. George Aaron
Camden Courier-Post * May 22, 1953
A. Fuscellaro - Spencer
Smith Jr. - Lois
Avenue - Sewell
E. George Aaron - Dr. Garnett Summerill
Camden Courier-Post - November 6, 1953
N. Carley - Leon
B. Niewinski - Jules Kornberger - Thomas Kenney Sr. -
Anthony Skolski - Carter Paper Company - Joseph Lack - Walter Heim - Samuel D. Payne
William Rohrer - Angelo D. Malandra - Joseph J. McComb - Lawrence J. Wisely - Frank H. Ryan
William A. Stretch - E. George Aaron - Edward Goldsmith - Willard Schriver - John McCloskey
Dominick Sasso - William J. Myles - Edward Brewer - Julian Masso - Edward Garrity
|Camden Courier-Post - December 22, 1953|
Completion of the Camden City volunteer organization which will distribute 1500 can containers to business houses throughout the city for the 1954 March of Dimes was announced today by City Commissioner Aaron, Camden County chairman.
With leaders in every ward in Camden City, as well as in all the municipalities of the county appointed, Aaron predicted the coming campaign, which begins next month; will surpass all records.
"Never has the need been greater than it is today, and never have the prospects been so heartening for combating the dread disease of Infantile paralysis” Aaron said.
"While this tremendously important work is going on. we must in care for those already stricken and those who will be stricken next year. More than 60 patients afflicted with polio this year, as well as past polio cases, have received treatment at the Camden Municipal Hospital, treatment made possible by past contributions to the March of Dimes. Your money has saved the lives of countless people; countless others need your help.
The committee follows; First Ward, Joseph Davis; Second Ward, David Hagarty; Third Ward, Louis Di Renzo; Fourth Ward, John Odorisio; Fifth Ward, Mrs. Anna Anderson and Mrs. Lena Rago; Sixth Ward, John Salvatore; Seventh Ward, Mrs. Alfreda Hart; Eighth Ward, Anthony Bezich and Delaware Palmer; Ninth Ward, Oscar Moore; 10th Ward' Edward Kelley; 11th Ward, Mrs. Ella Mae Russell and Carroll Gooch; 12th Ward. Margaret Foley and Wayne McCormick; 13th Ward, Albert Becker and 14th Ward, John Emmel.
P. Donovan Cragin is executive secretary of Camden County Chapter, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, sponsor of the March of Dimes.
|Camden Courier-Post * December 31, 1953|
|McKinley School - William Van Pfefferle - George Brunner - Joseph T. Sherman - E. George Aaron|
CAMDEN COURIER-POST * OCTOBER 27, 1955
Laud Crackdown On Street Peddlers
City's police crackdown on the illegal operations of pretzel vendors and
other type peddlers in the mid-city business area was hailed today by
merchants contacted agreed the problem has been eliminated and expressed
hope the regulation would continue to be enforced, particularly through
the Christmas shopping period.
police action was praised, by each merchant. Many had complained
previously against the vendors standing in store doorways or in front of
display windows selling their wares such as pretzels, sewing bags,
Photos Tell Story
October 18, The Courier-Post published several photographs of teen-age
children hawking pretzels on the Camden Lits sidewalks and at the
doorways during the heavy downpour of rain the previous Saturday night.
problem was brought to the attention of Police Chief Gus
who ordered police to enforce the city ordinance on peddlers which
requires they keep moving at all times.
the merchants commenting the problem has been eliminated, and praising
the police for their cooperation were: G.L. McLean, manager, F.
W. Woolworth store; Jack D. Neilson, assistant manager, J. C.
Penney store; S. G. Hall, manager W. T.
Grant store; Albert Rose, manager of Crawford Clothes;
Furman Shaw, of F. L. Shaw, jewelers; Miss Leah Lipman, manager of the
Deb Shop; Charles Reilly, assistant manager of Horn & Hardart
Restaurant; a spokesman for Robert F. Hurley, of Bond Wine & Liquor
store; Paul Rapp, manager of L. and M. Hausner cigar store.
Several weeks ago 19 merchants in the Broadway and Federal Street area signed a Camden County Chamber of Commerce petition urging city officials to take action on the peddler nuisance and shortly afterwards a Chamber delegation met personally with Director of Public Safety Aaron to present a direct appeal for relief.
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