November 22, 1927
|Camden Courier-Post - January 20, 1928|
Gropes for Light, Man Is Killed by Fall Down Stairs
as he groped for & light in the home of a friend, a South Camden man
fell down a stairway in a Sycamore street home early today and broke his
Ashton, 45 years old, 1242 South Second Street was pronounced dead when
admitted to Cooper Hospital shortly after 1 o’clock.
Detective Rox Saponare went to the home of Alfred Marshman, 258 Sycamore
Street, after detective headquarters had received a telephone tip that a
man had fallen downstairs.
said Ashton and Marshman apparently had been drinking during the evening.
They had retired to a second-floor bedroom, and Ashton apparently had
started for the first floor when he fell.
February 25, 1928
|Camden Courier-Post - February 27, 1928|
|Camden Evening Courier - September 18, 1928|
David Hunt -
Thomas Cheeseman - Walter Smith -
|Camden Morning Post - December 8, 1930|
Auletto aka Roxie Allen
Theodore Guthrie - Wilfred Dube
Rox Saponare - Joseph Lack
George Probert - Charles Areni
Nicholas Dandrea - Nicholas Yenitti
A. Baer - Harry Whaland
Broadway - Central Avenue
Mt. Ephraim Avenue
South 4th Street - Spruce Street
Auletto aka Roxie Allen
Theodore Guthrie - Wilfred Dube - Rox Saponare - Joseph Lack
George Probert - Charles Areni - Carmen Passarella
Salvatore Passalacqua - Nicholas Dandrea - Nicholas Yenitti
Rocco DeCorda - Harry Whaland
Broadway - Central Avenue - Clinton Street - Kaighn Avenue
Mt. Ephraim Avenue - South 3rd Street - South 4th Street
Spruce Street - Washington Street - Pine Street
Courier-Post - Evening Courier
May 16, 1933
DUCA IS FREED IN MYSTERY SHOTS
Del Duca, former owner of the Ringside Inn and the Embassy Cafe on Federal
Street near Second was released early today after being questioned
regarding shots reported to have been fired from his automobile.
Policemen William Feitz and Clarence Phifer said they heard what they believed to be five gunshots as Del Duca's car passed Broadway and Walnut Street shortly before 1:00 AM. There were two men in the rear seat, they said.
the time Feitz and Phifer caught up to Del Duca's machine in their own
car, it was parked at Second and Line
Streets. Del Duca was sitting in the front seat. No one was in the
rear but the officers said the rear doors were open.
Duca was taken to headquarters where he denied any knowledge of firing
or even hearing shots. There was no gun in his machine and after
questioning Del Duca was freed at 2:15
by Detective Sergeant Rox Saponare.
women, Katherine Blake, 30, and Margaret Huston, 30, both of 524 Spruce
Street, who were walking on Broadway
at the time of the alleged shots, also said they heard nothing when
questioned at headquarters. They were allowed to go after
Camden Courier-Post - June 24, 1933
60 OVERCOME WHILE AT WORK IN
RCA VICTOR; PROBE STARTED
100 Camden factory and shipyard workers were poisoned yesterday after
eating food contained in box lunches.
than 60 of the workers, stricken at their machines in. the RCA Victor
Company plants, were rushed to the company's dispensary and local
hospitals. Many are reported in serious condition.
the New York Shipbuilding Company others became ill after partaking of
the lunches. Four are in West. Jersey
Homeopathic Hospital recovering from the effects of the poisoned
food. At least three more were stricken at the leather plant of the John
R. Evans Company, Second and Erie Streets.
Philadelphia more than a score of laundry workers were carried to
physicians and hospitals, all said to be victims of contaminated foods.
David D. Helm, city sanitary inspector, believed the ptomaine
condition resulted from the eating of egg sandwiches.
Ban on Sales
Following the quizzing, Konst was ordered to refrain from further selling of the box lunches in Camden, pending the result of an investigation. He also must obtain complete approval from the Philadelphia Board of Health before being allowed to resume operations here.
The boxes, distributed by Konst, are labeled "The Majestic Lunch." Konst declared that never before had complaint reached him as to the quality of his food.
have ordered distribution of Majestic Lunches in Camden be stopped," Dr.
Helm said, "until the investigation
has been completed and the health authorities in Philadelphia to whom
all evidence will be given because they supervise this company, give
them a clean bill of health."
Two of the box lunches have been obtained by police and will be chemically analyzed today by order of Dr. A. L. Stone, city health officer.
assured police he would assist in any manner possible to learn the
source and nature of the foodstuff causing the illness.
'The first illness occurred shortly after 3 p. m. at the RCA Victor plant. A young woman was overcome after partaking of a glass of water. She was taken to the dispensary where Dr. Reuben L. Sharp said she was suffering from ptomaine poisoning.
a short time several other girls and men in various sections of the
plant were stricken. Some fainted at their machines and had to be
carried to the dispensary.
Dr. Sharp and his staff of nurses had more than, they could handle.
Private automobiles were pressed into service and many of the victims
taken to Cooper
where stomach pumps were used to clear their bodies of the poisonous
man, B. H. Poole, 40, of
144 North Sixtieth street, Philadelphia, was admitted and
his condition described as serious.
Others were treated and sent to their homes, where many were attended last night by their personal physicians.
Miss Clara. Shaeffer, 19, of 226 South Fifth Street, Gloucester, employed at the RCA Victor, told of the scenes near her shortly before she became ill and was rushed to Cooper Hospital for treatment.
saw many of the girls running upstairs to the restroom," Miss
Schaeffer said at her home, where she is confined to bed, "but paid
little attention to them, although several had to be assisted up the steps.
I felt sick at my stomach and had a desire for a drink of
I asked the girl next to me to get me a drink, but she was unable to
leave her machine at the time and I
to the fountain.
taking the drink everything seemed to whirl about and I
going to faint. I told my foreman and he ordered me taken to the
there the place was filled and someone took me to Cooper
Hospital, where the doctor gave me some medicine and I was taken to
Schaeffer said she grew worse after she arrived home and her parents
summoned a physician.
Others told similar stories of the scenes as worker after worker was stricken. Plant officials said many had fallen where they stood, the ptomaine attack seizing them so suddenly they had no time to summon aid.
sells more than 500 box lunches daily in Philadelphia.
lunch yesterday was made up of a cheese sandwich, an egg and lettuce
sandwich, a piece of apple pie, cupcake and fruit. Some of the lunches
contained tuna fish sandwiches.
all of those taken ill had eaten the egg sandwiches, some had partaken
of the tuna fish and others of the cheese.
One man became ill when he ate half an egg sandwich given him by a fellow employee late in the afternoon.
laundry workers affected were employed at the Forrest Laundry, 1225
West Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia.
One of these, John Gilligan, 52, of 1923 East Willard Street, was taken to St. Luke's and Children's Homeopathic Hospital in a critical condition.
Police were checking other hospitals to learn if additional victims were unreported.
Camden Courier-Post - June 24, 1933
List Of Poisoned
partial list of the nearly 100
poisoned by food at local factories yesterday follows:
RCA VICTOR EMPLOYEES:
White, 3136 North
Twenty-ninth Street, Philadelphia.
White, 825 North
Sixth Street, Philadelphia.
E. B. Bauers, 1255 Kenwood Avenue.
Lape, 562 Mickle
H. Scott, 222 Crestmont Terrace, Collingswood.
E. Wagner, 581 Carman
Burman, 1466 Kenwood Avenue.
M. Brennan, 2141 North Dover Street, Philadelphia.
Shevlin, 854 South Fifth
Shaefer, 2825 Amber Street, Philadelphia.
at Cooper Hospital:
H. Poole, 40, of
144 North Sixtieth Street,
Violetta Brown, 21, Brooklawn.
Clara Schaeffer, 226 South Fifth Street, Gloucester.
Kurtz, 32, of 308 Penn
Shaefer, 42, of 932 Cooper
820 Brown Street, Gloucester.
I. Cassell, 42, of 353 East Cambria Street, Philadelphia.
Stipezell, 25, of 3918
Di Nardo, 24, of 222 Second Street, Schenectady, N. Y.
YORK SHIPYARD EMPLOYEES:
at West Jersey Homeopathic
Fryer, 42, of 214 Bergen Street, Gloucester.
Shaeffer, 54, Woodbury Heights.
Saponaro, 33, of, 422 Evans Street.
John Joyce, 32, of 310 Manton Street, Philadelphia.
|Camden Courier-Post - August 10, 1933|
MASKED HOLDUP MEN LINE 4 AGAINST WALL,
The holdup men, shabbily dressed directed Wojciechowski, his wife, their daughter, Stella, and Mrs. Mary Miller, of Westville, to turn their faces to the wall. Cowing the four with revolvers, one of the trio rifled the proprietor's pockets; then all three fled in an automobile they had left parked in front of the cafe.
Camden Detective Sergeant Rox Saponare said each of the four victims expressed belief the bandits could be identified.
|Camden Courier-Post - August 15, 1933|
TRUCKER ELUDES QUIZ ON TECHNICAL THEFT
Charged with "technical larceny of a motor vehicle", Eugene Clark, colored, of 1003 Ferry Avenue, this city, was sought by police last night after he escaped from a state motor vehicle inspector.
Complaint against Clark, according to Inspector H. C. Wilson, of Audubon, was made in a letter written to Commissioner Harold G. Hoffman, by another trucker. It is alleged Clark, has been using a license plate not issued for his truck. Inspector Wilson told Detective Sergeant Rox Saponare that Clark fled from his home after evading inquiry. The accused man leaped over several fences in making his escape, Wilson said.
Camden Courier-Post - September 18, 1933
Evening Courier - September 3, 1934
William T. Feitz - Sycamore Street - Joseph Leonhardt - Stanley Wirtz - Arthur Colsey - George Ward
Samuel P. Orlando - Gustav Koerner - Emma Heisler - Cornelius Murphy - Thomas Bonelli
Edward Grapatin - Joseph McKenna - Catherine Loughead - Edith Miller - Edna Butler
Joseph "Joey" Powell - Stanley Powell - Thomas Cheeseman - Frank T. Lloyd
| Arthur Holl
Vernon Jones - Cecelia Spencer -
Roy R. Stewart - Frank Adams - Joseph
Henry Gorba - Edward McKenna - Rox Saponare - Edward B. Rogers
|Camden Courier-Post * February 21, 1936|
Fingerprint Record Of City Jail 'Guests' Ordered by Colsey
All lodgers spending nights in the city jail will be fingerprinted in the future, Police Chief Arthur Colsey announced last night. He explained that this order has been issued to expedite the identification of lodgers in case something happens. A few nights ago a Gloucester man was found dead in the jail and the police were several hours establishing his identity.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 8, 1938|
SUSPECT HAS CRIME RECORD
A suspect in the Mattson kidnapping case, arrested last Thursday by Camden police when he applied for a night lodging at police headquarters has a criminal record dating b4ck to 1922, a checkup yesterday revealed.
He is Edward F. Keach, 40, with no home. He was arrested because of his alleged resemblance to the sketched portrait of the suspect wanted for the kidnap-murder In December, 1936, of Charles Mattson, 10-year-old son of a Tacoma, Washington physician.
Sergeant Saponare of the Camden police identification bureau said replies from various police departments showed Keach had served terms in New Jersey and New York prisons for larceny.
Newark police records, Saponare said, reveal that Keach was arrested there on minor charges during 1922 and that he served short terms in jail. He was arrested the following January on a larceny charge in New York and sentenced to serve two to three years in Auburn prison.
February 6, 1925, Keach was arrested on a larceny charge in Newark and sentenced to a two-to-three-year term in state prison at Trenton.
The suspect is being held without bail here pending further investigation by the Federal Bureau of Criminal Identification, where Keach's photograph and, fingerprints were sent by Camden police.
October 8, 1964
T. Odorisio - Keith Kauffman
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