The Morning Post - February 11, 1938


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. 

A few years ago I acquired about 6 months worth of Courier-Posts from the 1930s, mostly intact. One SERIOUS flaw was that whoever had them was a collector of comic strips and cartoons. The comics pages were all missing, and sadly, that also meant the first page of the sports sections were gone as well. Well, here is one day's worth, and hopefully at some point I'll get over to the Camden County Historical Society and get some images of the sports page. 

This newspaper is presented 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 16, 2012

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Diamond Coal
Dr. Alice Galanter
Boudov Coal & Ice Co.
First Camden National 
Bank & Trust Co,





The Naden Store
John Wanamker
Curriden Oil Corporation
Richfield gasoline
Baker-Flick Store


Myers & Lappin 
J.B. Van Sciver
McKesson Gin




Sears, Roebuck & Co. 


Central Duplicating Co.



Co-Operation in City Cleanup Facilitates Rubbish Collection
Hebrew Association Re-elects Weinstein

Sears, Roebuck & Co. 


Dale Carnegie Institute.

American Beauty iron



West Jersey Trust Building
Arrow Drug Store
Old Overholt
Harold G. Hoffman








Camden County 
Bankers Association
Hiram Walker's TEN HIGH
Peirce School






Dr. Shor
John Wanamaker
Schenley's Red Label whiskey





Thomas Beauty Salon
Schmoer & Berman shoes
Vicks Vapo-Rub
The Cross Store
Sunny Cane sugar
Anthony's Beauty Salon
Sterling Beauty Shop
Jule's Machineless Permanent 
Estelle Beauty Shop
Anna Tweedy Beauty Shoppe
Shirley Beauty Shoppe


Tax Title Liens Net $112,311 in Month
What Do YOU Think
Charley Humes
Schmidt's Beer
Camden Coke Plant
Lit Brothers





Hedgerow Players SHpw Here Tonioht

Cedars of Lebanon Plan Charity Ball

Detective Recovers 
300 lb. Stolen Pipe

Revue Planned To Aid St. Wilfrid's 

Young G.O.P. Names Dance Committees

Philadelphia Stage Theaters

First Circle Inn

Lintonia Restaurant

Runnemede Theater
Lina Basquette
Pinky Lee
Jans & Lynton Revue
Toy & Wing
Burns, Baker & Burns



Hollywood Hotel


Murder in Greenwich Village


Every Day's A Holiday


Fit for a King


Thrill of a Lifetime


You're A Sweetheart


& Public Cowboy No. 1


Wells Fargo


Wells Fargo


Under Suspicion


SAVAR I'll Take Tomance


From Page 19

Appearing at
Convention Hall

March 16, 17, 18, 19
Eddie Cantor
Ted Lewis
April 7.8.9
International Ice Revue
Maribel Vinson, Guy Owen
& Frances Mary Clauget 
April 27, 28, 29, 30
Eddy Duchin
Shep Fields
Morton Downey
Mary Brian


American Stores



Adams Meats
Bond Bread
Pillsbury's Best
Camden Meat Compnay





The Food Fair




M. Singer
A&P Food Stores
Pillsbury Pancake Flour






Quality Food Market
Camden Abbatoirs
Klean Food Market
Premeir Meat Market
Parkway Bread


































Mac Fulton





Wilken Family
Soltz Paint

The Morning Post
VOL. 63 NO. 11

City Bureaus Keep Costs Within Budget for 1937
Brunner Lauds Rulers for $40,000 Saving by Co-operation in Offices

All departments of the city government were operated within the budget appropriations "during 1937 and the city's saving, as a result, was $40,000, Mayor George E. Brunner announced yesterday.
"I believe it is the first time in years that all departments have finished a year without a single departmental deficit," Brunner commented.

The Mayor expressed public thanks and commendation to his fellow commissioners for "whole-hearted cooperation with me, as the city's chief fiscal officer, in giving the taxpayers a break."
Brunner's announcement was made at the meeting of the city commission in connection with approval of routine interdepartmental transfers of unspent funds to balance the various bureau budgets. Figures for the individual departments were not released.

The commission approved the form of a $302,000 bond issue to pay the Pennsylvania railroad and subsidiaries for the right of way in Seventh street, purchased but not paid for by a previous commission.

The bonds will mature serially and will bear interest at 3% percent. 

An ordinance amending the 1924 ordinance on protection, regulation and control of trees, in city parks and streets was passed on final reading.

Michel Explains Ordinance

Commissioner Frederick von Nieda asked Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., to explain the new provisions, and Hartmann referred him to City Solicitor Firmin Michel, who explained:

The 1924 ordinance vested powers to permit plantings or removals and to fix penalties in the "Department of Parks," which does not exist.

The amendment vests these powers in the Bureau of Parks, the body which has control of trees and "other arboreal improvements."

The amendment also substitutes for specific arbitrary penalties for violation, as provided in the original ordinance, the blanket city ordinance penalties of fines not to exceed $200 and imprisonment not to exceed six months, or both.

"In my opinion the old penalties were not valid because they were not left to the discretion of the magistrate presiding," Michel said. "The city has the right to fix penalties, but must not attempt to take away the discretionary rights vested in magistrates."

The vote was unanimous after this explanation.

City Fund Increased

Approval of two resolutions providing adjustments on taxes and other liens on two properties will give the city $1450 in cash.

The commission approved acceptance of $1000 from Sylvan I. Seligman in settlement of unpaid taxes and liens, including the year 1937, on premises designated as the North side of Baird boulevard, Bridge boulevard and Maplewood street.

The other resolution provided acceptance of $450 in settlement of municipal claims on a property at 331 Royden street. The adjustment was made with the Beckett Building & Loan Association.

"In both these cases Mayor Brunner was successful in obtaining more money than was offered originally," Hartmann said.

In the first settlement, Hartmann said, the original amount was doubled and in the latter instance the amount was increased to give the city $150 additional. He then commended the Mayor for his record of driving consistently good bargains in tax settlements.

The election of three constables was approved. Hartmann nominated Peter Giardini, of 331 Beckett street, and Cyril J. Hughes, of 2262 South Eighth street. Commissioner Mary W. Kobus nominated Eugene Livingston, of 1025 Cooper street. All were elected for three year terms.

Bonds posted by James P. Conaghy, of the Sixth ward, and Frank J. Suttill, of the Seventh ward, both elected constables two weeks ago, were approved.

Title Sales Approved

Sale of three tax title certificates on as many properties was approved. Margaret A. Powell purchased the certificate covering the property at 506 Broadway upon agreement to pay all municipal liens.

Walter Dumbleton purchased certificates on property at 130 North Eleventh street and 2012 Arlington street, under a similar agreement.

Seven properties were acquired by payment of $175 for assignment of deeds. A resolution authorized the payment of $75 to Edward Handlers and wife for deeds covering 1418, 1420 and 1422 South Fourth street; payment of $75 to Elvena Simpson, for properties at 136, 138 and 140 Stanley street, and $25 to the Juniper Investment Corporation, covering premise's at 1029 Segal street.

The commission approved cancellation of taxes and liens on three properties acquired by foreclosure.

A used car sales license for Walter Viegel, 1169 Cooper street, and transfer of the license of George R. Van Sciver from Twelfth and State streets to 2610 Federal street, were approved.
Hartmann objected to granting licenses to dealers who leave cars parked in city streets.

"Between billboards, used car lots and cars parked in our city streets the City of Camden looks swell," Hartmann said. He voted in favor of both licenses.

3000 Face Loss Of Parkway Jobs In Board Threat
Delay on Bond Issue By Freeholders Brings Lay-off Ultimatum
Showdown Demanded on County Fund for WPA Work


"Complete shut-down of all county parks projects and the dismissal of approximately 3000 WPA workers was threatened yesterday by the Camden County Park Commission.

A resolution was adopted advising the Board of Freeholders of such action unless the pending $350,000 parks bond issue is approved or the board, at its adjourned meeting next Wednesday night, provides emergency funds to carry on the parks program until March 9.

Failure of the freeholders to approve the bond issue at its meeting Wednesday night, when action on the bonds was deferred until March 9, precipitated a stormy meeting of the commission.

Yesterday's meeting originally was called to receive bids for equipment.

Markeim Threatens to Quit

For nearly an hour members of the commission commission debated what action could be taken to compel the freeholders to give financial relief and prevent the closing of all projects and the layoff of WPA workers.

J. William Markeim threatened to resign if the others did not demand a showdown. Markeim and Horace L. Brewer engaged in an argument after which the former repeated his threat to quit. LeRoy A. Goodwin, commission president, said he was "bitterly disappointed" because the freeholders failed to hold a public hearing and approve the bond issue of $350,000.

John H. Osier, Jr., chief engineer, submitted a report in which he declared the future of the parks projects is dubious because of lack of funds.

Mandamus Plan Defeated

The engineer pointed out that unless more money is allotted he would be forced to recommend to WPA officials the immediate lay-off of at least 2000 workers, and asserted a complete shutdown would force the dismissal of about 3000 workers. The monthly payroll loss, he said, would be about $210,000.

Brewer moved the commission solicitor, Henry M. Evans be empowered to institute mandamus proceedings to force action by the freeholders.

The motion was opposed by William H. Dunn, of Collingswood. Goodwin said the situation called for calm and deliberate judgment and he said nothing could be gained by mandamus proceedings.

"There is no use of the members of this commission sticking their necks out any more," Brewer said. "The people of Camden county twice voted for bond issues for parks. The freeholders promised the commission this money. If these men are laid off and thrown on relief the blame cannot be put on the park commissioners. The freeholders will have to take the rap, whether they like it or not."

Goodwin explained that out of the $150,000 appropriated to carry the projects to December 31 last approximately $21,000 has not been allocated. He warned that this sum could not possibly carry on the work more than two weeks.

Markeim Urges Layoff

"It is high time we took a stand," said Markeim. "We're a bunch of fools, if we don't force the issue. The Freeholders make promises and we believe them.

"If we don't have the money we cannot continue to keep the WPA workers employed. Let us shut down every project and lay every worker off. It's time for a showdown."
Brewer suggested the engineers make a quick check-up and survey and determine just how long the WPA workers can be continued on the job.

"That's the whole trouble," Markeim shouted. "We make surveys and we listen to promises but we don't ever do anything but wait and wait and wait.

"I don't intend to waste my time sitting in meetings of this commission when we can't get anywhere simply because the freeholders are playing politics with human misery and poor devils who can barely exist on WPA a pay.

"I tell you all that unless you take definite action right now I will quit as a member of this commission."

Goodwin asked Evans if the freeholders could legally move up consideration of th« bond issue from the March 9 date.

The solicitor said such a procedure would be illegal and would surely affect the credit standing of all park bonds. Goodwin said the parks projects could not be continued another month.

"Unless the freeholders give us financial relief in less than 10 days we must shut down every project and lay off virtually every WPA worker," Goodwin said.

Emergency Fund Sough

Goodwin suggested the freeholders may be induced to make an emergency appropriation to prevent the shut down of projects. Evans said he thought this could be done if the freeholders agreed,

"We must have the guts to demand a showdown," interrupted Brewer. "There is no time to spare. We must take action right here and put this matter right in the laps of the freeholders."
Brewer moved to communicate immediately with the freeholders and demand action at its Wednesday night meeting.

The resolution was dictated by Goodwin who asked for a vote. The vote was unanimous. Those voting were Brewer, Dunn, Markeim, former Mayor Roy R. Stewart, George Kleinheinz and Goodwin.

An adjourned meeting will be held Wednesday. No action was taken on a suggestion that members of the commission attend the freeholders session.

Verga Gets Crane Work

Eugene F. Verga, local contractor, was awarded the contract for the rental of a gasoline powered crane with pontoons, all equipment and with operators at a charge of $7 an hour for 300 working hours.

Other bidders were Emil E. Estoclas, of Philadelphia, whose bid was $7.60 an hour, and W. H. Todd, of Camden, with a bid of $8 an hour.

Bids were received for the purchase of two reconditioned caterpillar cranes with equipment.
J. Jacob Shannon, of Philadelphia, submitted bids of $2950 each. The Service Supply Company bid $3550 and $3600 on the two cranes.

The Locomotive Crane Company, of Philadelphia, offered a bid of $5491 and Estoclas gave a price of $2850.

Payment of $2800 to the Eastern Engineering Company tor two reconditioned cranes was approved. Payment of $9685 to Verga for a steam pile driving machine also was authorized.


N. Y. Ship Head Ill


Chairman of the Board of the New York Shipbuilding Company is critically ill of pneumonia in a Williamsport, Pa., hospital. His physician said he contracted measles last Saturday while attending a meeting of the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation and pneumonia developed Wednesday night. Beal became N, Y. ship chairman in November, 1935 after the E. L. Cord Interests acquired control of the Camden plant.

Battle for Camden Power Plant Is One Objective of New Association

Initial steps were taken yesterday at a meeting of the South Jersey Merchants' Association to form the small business men of the state into a front with these objectives:

To force lower commercial rates in electricity.

To battle for the creation of a municipal lighting plant in Camden through enabling legislation. 

To destroy the domination of Hague and Public Service, who are linked together in absolute sway over New Jersey, according to various speakers. 

Plans were adopted to extend the association into every county in the state and a committee was appointed to initiate the organization work comprising A. C. Herting, president; Maurice Futernick, Fred Wolf, Sol Weiss, Louis Berkowitz, Harry Levinsky and C. A. Edwards.

Members learned that for some time, representatives of the association have been in communication with Senator George W. Norris, Nebraska; Representative John E. Rankin, Mississippi, and various public utility commissioners in Pennsylvania, New York and other states.

Rankin's Letter Read 

A letter was read from the Mississippi Congressman which stated: "I agree with you thoroughly. There should be one rate for electricity for all purposes—domestic, commercial and industrial. When you sell a man coal you don't ask him what he is going to do with it.

"He can burn it in his home, his store or his factory. When you sell water to a customer, you don't ask whether he is going to drink it, bathe in it, or water the garden. Electricity should be sold as electricity, at one rate for all.

"The crazy quilt program of rates have been developed by the utilities for the purpose of wringing from the consumers all the traffic will bear."

Futernick was the speaker who insisted that Hagueism and the Public Service were co-partners in an alliance that has the state in its grip.

Hague Comes First

"We have to destroy Hagueism," said the merchant, "before we can hope to cope with Public Service and its domination over the public affairs of this state. We appeal to the Public Service Commission and have to prove that we are asking what is right, not that Public Service is overcharging us. In other words the commission is created for the benefit of the corporation, not for the benefit of the consumer, the people.

"I think the best way to fight Public Service and the exorbitant rates it charges to the small business man is by putting our efforts behind getting a municipal light plant for Camden. I know there are obstacles, but if we small business men get together from one end of the state to the other, elect representatives to represent us and not Public Service, we can free all obstructions to the light plant and get that one that Camden has voted for and always wanted.

"We want to knock down Hague-ism, too, as Hagueism and Public Service stand together; they represent the same thing. By knocking out Hague we'll bring Public Service to terms and score a tremendous victory in the interest of the whole people."

Harry Levinsky, who has been chosen to acquire figures from utility commissioners in other states, presented a table showing the difference in rates between Camden and cities, smaller and larger in population.

Says Action Needed

Wolf, a business man of the Eleventh ward, declared he agreed with Futernick, and said one of the primary objectives of the expanded organization was to battle Hague and all his works.

"What is the use of merely talking," he declared, "when the thing we need is action. We don't have to go into the question of whether Hague dominates Jersey because we know he does.

"We don't have to go into the matter of Hague and Public Service working together, because we know they do. Our first objective is to organize the little business man of the state, then to get into politics and elect our representatives.

"It can be done, and I want to start at work on this matter right away."

The meeting was held in the Broadway-Stevens building and among the representatives of small business present, was Louis Berkowitz, the Broadway dress goods merchant, who recently attended the convention of small business men called to Washington to present their troubles to President Roosevelt.

"We don't want to make the mistake that was made in that convention," said Berkowitz, "and play right into the hands of big business. We must see that our organization is one of little business men, controlled by little business men, and free from all domination from Public Service and 
big business in general."


Ads taken for tonight's Evening Courier up until 2.30 p.m. Ads placed after that appear first in tomorrow's Morning: Post. Phone Camden 6000.
CORAL CAMEO STONE—Lost. Saturday evening, from Horn and Hardart to Grand Theatre. Reward. Camden 6859-W or 2219. 
DOG—Found. Black Spaniel. Owner can have same. Call 876 Beideman Ave.
DOG—lost, small Fox Terrier, brown and white, between Haddon Heights and Bellmawr on Black Horse Pike. Reward. 12 Hendrickson Ave.. Bellmawr.
SUIT CASE—Lost, russet, containing family laundry. Reward. Haddon Heights 3460-W. 
WATCH—Lost. Gruen Curver. yellow gold. Route 38, between Grove Street Circle and Browning Road Circle. Reward. Collingswood 523.



Washington, Feb. 10.—The Bureau of Internal Revenue today submitted its final report to Congress listing Federal income tax collections in the first New Jersey district, which includes Camden, at $17,346,780.28 in 1937, as against $9,950,539.72 in 1936.

Reflecting substantial increases in taxable incomes of individuals in that collection district, the report shows 1937 payments amounting to $11,049,-572.34, which compares with $6,663,-262.30 in the preceding year.

Taxable corporation earnings also followed the upward spiral, the report discloses. In 1937 payments from that source amounted to $6,297,207.94, as against $3,287.277.42 in 1936.

Federal tax payments from all sources in the first collection district amounted to $34,176,823.09 in 1937. In 1936 the grand total was $19,650,364.94.

In the one year period, total tax collections in New Jersey increased from $157,385,266.80 to $218,574,991.36; and in the United States the increase was from $3,787,336,060.96 to $5,617,088,564.13..


Junior Moose graduates of Camden Lodge, No. 111l, L. O. O. M. will organize a Junior Moose Alumni Association tonight.

Temporary officers are Raymond E. Hart, president, and vice-dictator of Camden senior lodge; Stephen L. Walter, vice-president, and Frank R. Wendler, secretary of the senior lodge, secretary.
Adoption of by-laws is scheduled tonight and permanent officers will be elected. A luncheon will be served after the meeting.


Raymond E. Evans, 20, of 1181 Lansdowne avenue, Camden, picked the wrong time to try fancy weaving through traffic, Police Recorder George E. Yost was told last night in Pennsauken township.

According to Patrolmen George Kelley and Robert Jones, he did his weaving around the police car on their right instead of the left, and then weaved in front of the police car and passed another motorist on his left. The weaving was done, they testified, just as the traffic light changed at Crescent boulevard and Cove road. Evans was fined $10.

Alvin Groendyke, 24, of 413 Stockton street, Hightstown, was fined $10 for speeding.


$375 Minimum Monthly Rent Required by Rulers in Lease Offer

Camden's municipal parking "lot," bounded by Federal, Arch and Fifth street, will be put on the auction block again.

The City Commission yesterday authorized the legal department to make provisions for offers on a month-to-month rental of the tract.

No bid will be accepted unless the rental bid is more than $375 monthly, payable in advance.

Monroe Y. Brett, present holder of the lease, was awarded the rental contract on his bid of $441 a month. Since taking over the plot for a paid parking space he has lost money, he informed Commissioner Hartmann last week. Brett's lease expires Monday.

Available March 15

The resolution provides the lease shall be awarded the highest bidder for a term beginning March 15.

The lease, together with the terms agreed upon, will be filed with City Clerk Clay W. Reesman and shall lay over for two weeks to be open for public inspection.

Nothing is contained in the resolution that requires the city-owned plot shall be used for parking purposes. The resolution sets forth the "piece of ground is not needed for public use by the City of Camden."

Anticipated action on a proposed lease for radio station WCAM failed to develop.

The lease with the Broadcasting Advertising Company expired February 1, and since that time the station has been operated by the city under supervision of the Department of Revenue and Finance of which Mayor Brunner is director.

Housing Plan Deferred

Hartmann withheld a resolution he had prepared, providing a municipal housing authority composed of five members to supplant the present housing committee.

Hartmann announced he desired to study similar authorities in other cities. The legislature has not approved four Assembly bills providing the enabling legislation necessary to secure U. S. Housing Authority funds for slum clearance and low-cost housing, he said.

Mayor Brunner said he has been directing operation of the radio station with negligible profits.
"The station has been a big headache," the mayor said. "I expect to lease it as soon as certain matters are adjusted to the satisfaction of the Federal Communications Commission.

Camden Real Estate Board Gives Luncheon Attended by Prominent Citizens

Schoolchildren, members of service clubs, and civic leaders joined the Camden County Real Estate Board yesterday in paying tribute to the memory of Abraham Lincoln at a luncheon in the Hotel Walt Whitman.

Among the guests present were Dr. Leon N. Neulen, city superintendent of schools; Albert M. Bean, county superintendent of schools; and Joseph Hale, president of the Camden Lions Club.

The principal speaker was Hamilton R. Disston, who conducts public forums at the Penn Athletic Club in Philadelphia, and is a teacher of public speaking. Introduced by J. Frank Hanly, president of the Real Estate Board, which was host to the other organizations, Disston gave a recitation in which he traced the career of the Great Emancipator from his lowly beginning until his death by assassination in Ford's Theatre, Washington, April 15, 1865.

Selecting as his topic: "Lincoln the Man," Disston described the anguish and disappointments through which the war-time President lived. He recalled the incident prior to Lincoln's election as President for a second term, when he was requested to write a letter of condolence to a woman who had lost five sons in the Civil War.

"Lincoln," said Disston, "was not a man who could be exploited for political purposes. "He received the request to write the letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, of Boston, prior to his election, but he waited until after the campaign was over before he sent condolences to that bereaved mother. That was one of his marks of greatness."

Disston recited Lincoln's Gettysburg address, characterizing it as one of the world's literary gems, and then took his audience back to the sorrowful day on April 15, 1865 when the President had the dream of premonition of his own death—the vision wherein he saw himself aboard a "dark, formless boat," that sailed away into darkness.

Disston concluded with a dramatic .picture of the President's assassination in Ford's Theatre and the escape of the killer, Booth. Disston was obtained as speaker through Ernest E. Lindner.

Represented among the realtors at the luncheon were three generations in the family of William J. Flemming, long a member of the board. Present with Flemming were his son, William F. Flemming, also a board member, and the latter's small son, William W. Flemming. Eighty-five persons were present at the meeting.


Seized by the owner of a bicycle which he allegedly was trying to steal, Thomas Fletcher, 25, of 814 South Second street, bit off the end of Herman Lundy's right forefinger last night at Broadway and Liberty streets in his efforts to escape.

Lundy, 19, of 530 Kaighn avenue, clung to Fletcher, however, until Police Sergeant Nathan Pettit and Patrolman Marshall Thompson arrived and arrested the man. He was charged with mayhem and attempted larceny.

The police rushed Fletcher to detective headquarters as an angry throng of more than 50 men assembled and began muttering ominously against the prisoner.

Lundy told police he saw Fletcher attempt to take his bicycle, parked near the butcher shop where he worked, and that someone called police while he grappled with the man.


The Women's Independent Republican Association, of the Fourteenth Ward, is giving an informal dinner at 8 o'clock tonight in honor of Mrs. Marion E. Garrity, committeewoman, and president of the association, at the Red Hill Inn.

Guest speakers will be Commissioner Mary W. Kobus and Mayor George E. Brunner.

Mrs. Lottie B. Stinson, who will be toastmistress, has also headed the committee planning the dinner. She was assisted by Mrs. Mildred Moore, Mrs. Margaret Messick, Mrs. Elsie Hamburger, Mrs. Mary Lewyn, Mrs. Anne Greenan and Mrs. Florence McCleave.


The Epworth League of the Camden District, extending from Camden to Berlin and Swedesboro, will have its monthly rally at the Asbury M. E. Church, Twenty-ninth street and Westfield avenue, tomorrow.

A program of indoor sports will begin at 3 p. m. Women of the church will serve a turkey dinner for delegates who arrive in the afternoon to stay for the evening song service, which will be led by Robert Watson, vice president. Joseph Cellini, widely known youthful evangelist will deliver the evening message.

The district cup will be presented to the league donating the largest number of library books for the Deaconess Home, Third street and Kaighn avenue, Camden. The attendance banner will go to the league with the largest delegation.

Pictures taken at Pennington Institute last Summer will be shown between supper and the evening program.




Who was elected as a member of the vestry of St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church, Westfield avenue and Dudley street, along with Robert M. Burgy. Petit also was named chairman of the parish committee and Burgy, treasurer. The Rt. Rev. Wallace J. Gardner, Bishop of the New Jersey Diocese, will administer the 
sacrament of confirmation at the church Monday night.

6 Old Frame Houses Disappear Mysteriously in South Camden
Hartmann Reports Dilapidated Dwellings Marked For Demolition
'Gone with the Wind' Before City Gets Chance to Raze Them

"MISSING—Six dilapidated South Camden properties. Locations, 1700-1702 Kossuth St., 757-759 Chestnut St.. 1891 Mulford St., and 1847 Miller St. Anyone having information as to the disappearance of said properties communicate with Frank J. Hartmann, Director of Public Works. City Hall."

The above could be used for an advertisement to help solve one of the most unusual incidents since Commissioner Hartmann took charge of the city department of public works.

Six houses that had little value seemed to vanish almost over night. The situation left Hartmann and his secretary and building bureau aide, William J. Palladino, somewhat flabbergasted.

"Yes sir, these properties simply dropped out of sight," Hartmann told a reporter. "They just went right out of sight as if they were wiped away in a cyclone or tornado."

"Just what do you mean they dropped out of sight?" the reporter queried.

"I'm telling you they're gone with the wind or something like that," rejoined Hartmann.

"Did somebody tear them down?" shot back the scribe.

"I just told you they disappeared into thin air," replied the director; "certainly somebody tore them down. You don't suppose the houses just walked away, do you?"

Then Commissioner Hartmann further explained the story of the "six missing properties."

The unoccupied frame dwellings were declared unsafe and branded as fire hazards by inspectors in the city building bureau. Hartmann and his assistants decided to proceed with the legal routine of compelling the owners to raze the buildings or to have the work done by the city at the expense of the owners.

Last Friday Hartmann and Palladino "double checked" the houses and tabbed them for destruction.

It so happened yesterday that Palladino was making a tour to locate other property that should be demolished. He passed the Chestnut Street locations and discovered—the two properties were not there. A few bricks and some debris and empty cellars remained.

Palladino inquired around the neighborhood. Nobody knew anything about the houses. Palladino took another trip. This time he went down to Kossuth street.

The two properties also were gone. Later Palladino found the Mulford and Miller street houses had disappeared. He then took it on the run to Commissioner Hartmann's office.

"They're gone," snapped Palladino to his chief.

"What's gone?" replied the usually undisturbed commissioner.

"Six houses are gone," replied Palladino. "They're gone, the whole the whole bunch of them."

Finally Palladino and Hartmann got together. They looked up the photographs of the missing houses. They were marked: "demolished by parties unknown."

"In one way the razing of the properties was a God-send," Hartmann said. "They were in a dangerous condition and should have been torn down a year ago.

"However, I will not permit any owner to just go ahead and tear down property without my permission. That would be a dangerous and vicious practice.

"I hope the city will soon be rid of these dangerous, dilapidated and unsanitary buildings. I am planning to order demolition of many properties through power invested by the city ordinance passed some time ago."

Hartmann has estimated the city has more than 500 properties that either should be re-built or torn down. Two previous efforts to have the Grand Jury return true bills against properties were unsuccessful.


Vineland, Feb. 10.—Peter Novaria, Jr., 36. of West avenue and Oxford street, died Tuesday night at the home of his mother, Mrs. Maria Novaria, 512 Grape street. An injury he suffered While working in an iron and steel plant here last June was said by physicians to have indirectly been responsible for his death. He suffered head injuries when struck by an auto spring and had been ailing since that time. He is survived by his mother, his widow, Anna, a daughter, Marie Ann, and four brothers: Landis Township Recorder D. Joseph Novaria, Olivio "Nick" Novaria, former coach at Camden and Hammonton High schools, Mario and Henry Novaria. Funeral services will be held Saturday with 
requiem mass in Sacred Heart Church and burial in the church cemetery.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. for Mrs. Mae Robinson Galley, 106 Tenth avenue, Haddon Heights, who died Wednesday. The funeral will take place from the home of her parents at 
813 Station avenue, Haddon Heights. Burial will be private. Mrs. Gailey was the wife of Walter R. Gailey.

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a. m. for Mrs. Adelia F. Smires, 67, of 546 Byron street, who died Monday. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery at Pointville. Mrs. Smires was the widow of 
William Smires.

Mrs. Margaret Bell, widow of William Bell, a Spanish-American war veteran, formerly of Camden, died Wednesday in the Soldiers' Memorial Home at Vineland. Funeral services will be held at 8 a. m. tomorrow at the funeral home of Joseph H. Murray and Son, 408 Cooper street, Camden, followed by services at 9 o'clock at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be private. Mrs. Bell is survived by three sons, Marcus and William, of Philadelphia, and Edward S., of North Carolina, and by two daughters, Mrs. Bertha McCosker and Mrs. Gertrude Johnson, both of Philadelphia.

Roebling, Feb. 10—The funeral of Oscar Lundin, who died today, will be held at 2 p. m., Monday at the home at 16 Fifth avenue. Burial will be in Bordentown Cemetery. Mr. Lundin was a member of Roebling Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

After a long illness, William Amenda, 72, died yesterday at his home, 1234 Everett street. He is survived by his wife, Gottliebe; a son, Otto, and a daughter, Mrs. Dale Hill, all of Camden. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Schroeder Funeral Home, 715 Cooper street. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Evelyn C. Connelly, 68, of 420 Chambers avenue, widow of a former Camden potter, died yesterday after a long illness at the Cooper Hospital.

Mrs. Connelly had been a resident of Camden for 36 years. She was the widow of Martin J. Connelly, who died in 1910. Mrs. Connelly was a member of Camp No. 10, P. O. of A. She is survived by two sons, Edwin J. and William P. Connelly; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Noble, of Merchantville, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hankins, of Camden, and Mrs. John Votta, of Trenton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at 60 South Twenty-seventh street. Burial will be in Harleigh cemetery.

Clarksboro, Feb. 10.—After a long illness, Mrs. Beulah D. Clement, 75, wife of Elmer E. Clement, died today at her home in Mickleton, one mile from this place. Mrs. Clement, together with her husband, had long been interested in the affairs of the Grange and were among the earliest members of- Mickleton Grange, 111, P. of H. She was the daughter of the late Coleman Packer, owner of one of the largest farms in this section of Gloucester county. A husband, two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Haines, 
of Aura; Mrs. Adelaide Morrell, of Washington Crossing, and two sons, Lewis and Howard, both of Thorofare, survive. The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Friends' Meeting House, Mickletown. Burial will be in the Friends' Cemetery.

Elmer, Feb. 10 — Funeral services for Miss Laura Heward, 66, who died Monday night, were held today with burial in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Miss Heward is survived by her sister, Greta. The two sisters made their home on South Main street for many years.


Stricken with an attack of acute indigestion yesterday, Clark G. Snellbaker, a WPA worker in the office of City Clerk Reesman, died several hours later at his home, 2723 Lincoln avenue. He was about 53.

Mr. Snellbaker had been employed for a number of months in classifying records in the City Clerk's office. He was born in Woodstown and had lived in Camden for 30 years. He is survived by his widow, Ethel, five sons, three grandsons, two brothers and a sister.



Eugene Carlton, 13, of 316 North Twentieth street, lacerated hand.
Floyd Lancaster. 34. of 1025 Penn street, lacerated hand.
George Collett. 42, of 23 Penn street, laceration over eye.
Pasqueale Onofrio. 38. of Hammonton, lacerated scalp.
Robert Payton, 7, of 1195-1/2 Penn street, burn, arm.
Clyde Ayles. 1. of 811 South Sixth street, swallowed glass.
Mary Carter. 16. of 761 Chestnut street, puncture wound, leg.


Thomas Tompkins. 4, of 1278 Merrimac road, lacerated scalp.
Marguerite Lucas, 28. of 1127 Mechanic street, fractured elbow.
Raymond Dyer. 46, of 111 Westmont avenue, Haddonfield,
                                               contusion and abrasion over eye.
Joseph Voutier, 32. of 902 Mt. Ephraim avenue, contusion, hip.








Stephan in Letter to Mother Denied Crime on Eve of Death
Woman Releases Note Hoping to Clear 'My Son's Name'

A voice from the grave of William John Stephan yesterday pronounced a benediction upon his friends and foes alike and sounded a final cry of innocence in the murder of Curtis Dobbins.

Stephan died in the electric chair at Trenton Tuesday night, steadfastly maintaining that he had been framed for the fatal shooting of the young Haddonfield athlete in October, 1936.

Less than 12 hours before he was strapped into the chair, Stephan wrote his mother a five-page letter in which he thanked the witnesses who testified for him at the trial and forgave those who gave evidence against him.

But he insisted that he had been framed; that someone else took his gun and killed Dobbins with it, so that he would get the blame.

He spoke of his family—his children in particular. As in a previous letter, to the Rev. Thomas Kirk, his spiritual advisor, he asked that his children he well educated and raised in the Catholic Church. He asked his mother to obtain their custody. 

Begs For Forgiveness

The man about to die begged forgiveness for himself "for all the heartaches and trouble" he had caused his mother. His grandfather had gone to see him and told him that he should die like a man. He wanted "Grandpop" to know that was the way he intended to go.

There were other little requests— like making sure the family burial plot was large enough to hold him and all the rest of his family—and one major one.

Stephan urged his mother to lock all his letters and the records of his trial in her trunk. Some day, he assured her, the real murderer of "my friend" will be revealed, and then his mother will have the further proof of his innocence through the letters.

He asked that his mother say goodbye to his friends, and his only regret was that Dobbins' father, who once aided Stephan by giving him work, had not come to the death house to see him. He believed he could have convinced Dobbins that he had not slain his son.

Seemingly, Stephan thought of everyone—even a country newspaper editor who sent him editions of the paper. He recalled that another friend was going to write him a poem, but never did. He praised Chief Deputy Warden George L. Selby, of the state prison, for his manliness and consideration, and blessed Father Kirk for his spiritual help.

Such were the last thoughts of William John Stephan, who signed himself John in the letter to his mother. The letter arrived late Wednesday—after Stephan had been buried privately at Atco.

The sorrowing: mother, Mrs. Mary M. Hackl, made the missive public "to clear my boy's name."

Dressed in deep mourning, she called at the office of E. George Aaron, her son's lawyer, to get the transcript of the testimony and have his help in other requests. Aaron was out of town, but Mrs. Hackl allowed a Courier-Post reporter to copy the letter.

Aged beyond her 50 years, the mother said she wanted the world to know John was innocent.

"I feel comforted," she said, "because I know, my boy is in heaven. I mourn him deeply, just as deeply as I know the Dobbins must have mourned Curtis."

Following is Stephan's letter, in part, his last to his mother or anyone else in the world, written on prison stationery, but in a firm and clear hand:

"My Dear, Dear Mother:

"This is my farewell letter, Mother dear, to you, so I want to tell you everything' that I have on my mind before I leave this world.

"Mother dear, I am heartily sorry for all the heartaches I have ever caused you and for any thing I have ever done against you. Mother, a man never misses his mother until it is too late, and the only friend a person really has la his dear mother.

"I know you did everything in your power for m. You sent me to 
Wenonah Military Academy and I was fool enough to leave to join the 
Army, When I left the Army I went and got married to Margaret.

"Mother, please take good care of yourself and also dear Grandpop and 
Grandmom, as they are getting along well in years now. Grandpop sure 
has the right spirit. He made me very proud of him yesterday when he 
told me, 'Johnny, if you must die, die like a man:' I admire him greatly for 
that, a man of his age, looking at it that way, and so did every man in the 
death house here. They all talked about the spirit and grit Pop had for a 
man of his age. 

Refers To Children

"I hope that you and Grandmom and Grandpop will rest beside me when 
you leave this world and I hope we will all meet together again in the next world. So please see that we all rest together, Mother. By that I mean get a large enough lot for that.

"Mother, I do not believe that the State took my children from my wife and that they are in Burlington county, because last week they were living in Glendora and attending Glendora public school. My wife's people live in Glendora so my belief is my wife has 


them boarding them out until after the State takes my life, then my wife will take them over to Philadelphia, out of New Jersey. So please, for God's sake, watch out for my children, and try to get them away from her, even if the State takes them.

"I want my children to go to school steady and get a good education and to read a lot of good books; also to go to church and Sunday school every Sunday so they will become good Christians and grow up to be respectable citizens.

"Mr. Aaron and Mr. Albert Brager or Mr. Paul McLaughlin can get the children from my wife if they just check up. I would like to see them go to a Catholic school as that will do them good. They must study in Catholic schools. Please tell them I die loving them, Mother, because I do.

"But now all I ask, Mother, is that you will watch over my children, Grandmom, Grandpop and yourself and take care of your health. I know I am the only child you had and it is hard and a strain on you. But, Mother, you can look the world in the face and say your son died like a man for a crime he was innocent of, just because another man was killed with my gun. Mother, God knows and I know you would be telling the 

"Mother, be sure to see Mr. Aaron and get the minutes of my court trial from him and ask him also to give you what correspondence he has from me. Also keep all the correspondence I wrote to you in this case and get any that Fritz has which I sent her. Keep them all together in the bottom of your trunk, locked up, so that when this crime does come to the surface you can prove I told the truth and that I was framed.

Sends Regards to Friends

"Mother, tell all my friends over at the Penn Furniture Company I send my farewell wishes to them and God bless them. Also tell Philip, Bessie, Howard, Tess, Leo, Florence, Louis, Kitty, Mattie and Jim that I sent my best wishes to them all and their families.

"I want you to tell Chick from the Berlin Breeze I thank him a million times for him being kind enough to send me The Breeze and the Observer papers, as I sure appreciate them very much. You can also tell Mr. and Mrs. Huber I send my best wishes to them and their children and I hope and pray to God that their children nor no one else's children ever get framed like I was. Give my regards to any other of my friends down in West Berlin you want to.

"If you ever see Bertha Bonsack, from Paulsboro, tell her I am waiting for that piece of poetry she was going to write for Fritz and me; she knows what I mean, the one from A to Z, and tell her I said goodbye to her and her sisters, also the bartender in the Garden House in Paulsboro. Tell Mr. and Mrs. Burkhardt and Mrs. Burkhardt's sister; Mr. and Mrs. Polen and their bartender, Mrs. Penn and Mrs. Rogers that I thank them 
all from the bottom of my heart for telling the truth where I was at the time the State claims this horrible crime happened, and God bless them all.

"Also, Mother, tell Gertie, Hugh, Fritz, Rhea, Emma and Doris — Fritz' sister—I Bend my best wishes to them and hope that we never see anyone in their families get jammed up like I was and framed, as I know they are good people. They were really friends of mine and I would like them all to come to my funeral to see me before I am laid away to rest, as I sure thought a lot of them all and hope that we shall meet again in 
the next world.

Again Denies Killing

"You know, Mother, I've been from coast to coast and in a good many states and I met quite a lot of fine people in my travels. So I should know good people when I see them. Mr. and Mrs. Dobbins are very good people, too, and if they think for one minute that I shot their son, Curtis, or had anything to do with it, God forgive them, as I am as innocent as they are of this horrible crime. I always thought a lot of the Dobbins family and I still do, even though he refused to come and see me and hear my side of it.

"He will learn someday I was innocent and he will regret more than once that he didn't come to see me and help me, as he could have got me out of here alive if he wanted to. But he listened to those crooked detectives instead of his son and me, so all I can say is God bless him and his family as I know he is a very good man at heart.

"Mother, I wrote a letter to the chief deputy here, Mr. George L. Selby, and I told him to turn over my body to you; also what money I have left out there in the office, and my eye glasses and any other things which I own and have here, as I wanted everything turned over to you, Mother dear.

Praises Selby

"You know, Mother, Mr. Selby here is a 100 percent man. I talked to him quite a few times and if he has anything to say to anyone he tells them straight from the shoulder and that is what I admire about him. I know he wouldn't frame anyone, as he isn't 'built that way. I wanted you to know I thought a lot of him.

"Mother dear, the Good Book says we should forgive our enemies, so God knows I forgive all who have injured me and ask God to forgive me for all I have injured. Father Kirk told me I would have my last rites in Church, so I want to thank God for that.

"And I appreciate everything Father Kirk has done for me, and is still doing, so God bless him, Mother. I know you did everything in your power to help me out of this trouble, and I will never be able to pay you the debt I owe you, Mother dear, but God forgive me and have mercy on my soul for all the trouble I caused you and the heartaches.

"Well, Mother, it is 9.10 a. m. now, and I just had a shave and haircut. I expect Father Kirk here today around 2 p. m. and he will eat with me my last meal, God bless him.

"So, Mother, please see to it that I am buried decently and come to see me often with my children and grandparents. Kiss them all goodbye for me and tell Grandpop I will die like a man, like he asked me to, as I am a Stephan.

"I know God will take care of me, as I never in my life fought with a knife or gun, and I never shot or cut anyone either, as I am too chicken-hearted to do anything like that. This must have been my fate. The Good Lord is calling for me, so I must go to meet Him.

Wants Flowers Left

"Please pray for me and when you receive this last letter from your loving son I will be in the next world, so please keep your chin up and look to God. He will take care of all of you.

"I sure hate to say goodbye, Mother, but I must now, so please remember me and pray for my soul and all my enemies. Tell Grand-mom, Grandpop and my children I die loving them all and you, too, Mother dear. I ordered some white carnation flowers here. If I get them I will send you each one in memory of me. So keep them always. Please 
excuse this writing. With lots of love and kisses to the dearest Mother in this world, and to my friends and relatives, goodbye again for the last time, Mother dear; God bless you.

"Loving son, 


"P. S.: I will pray for you all in the next world, Mother. God bless you."


Mrs. Antonetta Travaline has been elected to serve her sixth term as president of Lodge St. Theresa, Order Giovani Italia. She Is the mother of former Assemblyman Frank M. Travaline.
Election and Installation of officers was held at the lodge hall, 415 Walnut street. Frank Coruzzi, president of the men's lodge, was in charge of the ceremonies.

Other officers are Adelaide Santoniello, vice president; Marie Maroccia, orator; Rose DiGuiseppe, corresponding secretary; Julia Falcone, financial secretary; Kathryn Ervoline, treasurer; Teresa Coruzzi, Rose Di Salvio, Laura Di Note, Emanuela Darpino, Maria Martino, Carmela Rosato, trustees; Teresa Di Pasquale, Marie Pizzutillo, sanitary committee; Marie Darpine, sentinella. Madeline Salvatore delivered an address and the organization presented a gift to Mrs. Travaline.



Under the auspices of the George E. Brunner Democratic Club of Somerdale, a Valentine dance has been arranged for tonight at the Somerdale Fire hall.

Miss Margaret Hayes, popular young secretary of the club, twice elected to that office, will serve as hostess. Under her direction, a number of novel features will be introduced. 

A large attendance, including many Camden county Democratic officials, has been promised. Refreshments will be served.


Co-Operation in City Cleanup Facilitates Rubbish Collection
Separation of Refuse By Householders Permits Use of Ashes
for Street Repairs and Fill; Employees to Return Accommodation

This is the fifth in a series of articles showing how co-opera­tion by Camden citizens in ash and garbage collection can save money for, the city.


Camden citizens are co-operating so well with Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann in his campaign to improve the appearance of the city streets that the director of public works today announced a new procedure for collections. 

Heretofore ashes, garbage, papers, bottles, cans and other rubbish had , to be collected together because householders failed to put out their of refuse in separate containers.

Now, however, Hartmann's request to keep ashes separate from garbage and other refuse have been heeded so well that the new method has been decided on. 

Beginning Monday, Hartmann said, separate trucks will be used for collection of ashes and the other refuse. By removing the ashes in one truck and the garbage, papers, bottles and cans and other rubbish in another, the ashes will be available for road repairs and to fill in lowlands. Then the other trucks, containing the garbage and rubbish can be taken direct to the city incinerator at Fourteenth and. Federal streets.

"The people have shown a wonderful spirit of co-operation," Hartmann said, "and when they see how much better their streets look and realize the assistance they are giving the city employees, I am sure they will continue to aid us by placing their refuse in proper containers."

If this co-operation continues, Hartmann said he hoped eventually specific days could be set aside for collection of different types of refuse. For instance ashes would be collected on one day and another day would be set aside for removal of garbage and rubbish.

"I believe that would make it easier for the householders, who now must put out everything at once," the Commissioner said.

While Hartmann said he appreciated the aid given by the citizens in his campaign, he also announced the collectors themselves would be given additional instructions. 

Collectors to Aid Also

"I am going to ask the men who collect the refuse not to throw the empty containers down on the curb lines. They will be instructed to place them carefully along the other side of the pavement close to the houses or where there are fences to put them inside," the Commissioner said. 

"That will take very little more time or trouble and I believe it will prevent the empty containers from being, kicked about the streets. 

"Also, I will ask Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, director of public safety, to seek the co-operation of the fire marshal in eliminating any other condition which I found." 

"In several sections I found high, top-heavy piles of baled and loose papers on the sidewalks in front of junkyards. A stiff wind easily could send this paper al: over the streets."


Leon Weinstein, Camden attorney, has been re-elected as president of the South Camden Hebrew Association, 424 Kaighn avenue. Others re-elected are Meyer Edelshon, vice president; Al Skulnick, treasurer, and Lou Skulnick, secretary. Sol Spector was elected financial secretary.

The new administrtion board consists of Robert Morris, Isidore EIkitz, Meyer Budman and Maurice Goldstein,

The board of trustees consists of Herman Segan, Victor Gerber and Bernard Krichev.

Members of the ahletic and social committees were renamed, Members of the athletic committeee are Segan, chairman; Edward Spector, Bernie Fisher, Israel Levinson, Budman and Elkitz. Members of the social committee are Segan, Chairman; William Kline, Joseph Lerman and Edelshon. 







Resents City's Efforts to Avoid More Than Its Share of County Tax Levy

To the Editor:
             Sir—Notwithstanding the fact that many taxpayers are confronted with the problem of meeting current taxes, due to the instability of income resulting from a recession in business, it appears that the various taxing authorities are united in forming about a gullible public, a vortex from which there is no avenue of escape.

Not content with "the pennies from heaven" by virtue of unanticipated gross receipts and franchise taxes, or with the yet undeveloped benefits that may accrue through the exercise of a coalition control of our County Board of Freeholders, the Camden city officials have taken the selfish and admittedly "unprecedented" action of offering for sacrifice the welfare of its suburban neighbors, under the guise of assessment equalization.

The extent to which the ratables of any community in the state, barring none, conform to the requirements of law is a mooted question and one that cannot be satisfactorily determined on the sheer conclusions of appraisers who may, or may not, be influenced by the intent and purposes of their employers.

The future advancement of Camden county does not lie in the assumption of an autocratic attitude of either the city or the suburbs, nor can progress prevail where severe discriminatory penalties are inflicted on one to the advantage of the other.

Camden county must work as a unit. Camden city needs to participate in a substantial share of the purchasing activity of the suburbs equally as well as the outlying districts' require the employment facilities existing in Camden and either sub-division without this interchange of relations would soon feel the burden of excessive debts.

What Camden has to offer in this interchange is vital to its own existence, whereas the purchasing requirements of the suburbs can be accommodated in other sectors and for Camden to jeopardize the present financial structure of one of its supporting arms appears to be an ill-advised move and one that can only boomerang in the future retrogression of the entire county.

If, as alleged, the county ratables, exclusive of the city, should be increased some 27 millions of dollars, it would require little stretch of imagination to conceive that millions more could be added to the city and hundreds of millions to the entire state, which in its magnitude merits legislative action, rather than local action, in the strict enforcement of the present 100 percent assessment requirements in all counties of the state and not in Camden county alone.

As long as our legislators are loathe to exact a commensurate portion of government costs from those not burdened with the ownership of real property, then an equitable rearrangement 'of ratables might be accomplished through a disinterested commission, free from political or sectional domination.
It appears to be of far better grace if the city officials would bend their energies in this direction and at the same time lend a co-operative hand to the suburban communities in their fight for high speed transportation. 

Better transportation would encourage suburban development and with the increased valuation comes a greater potential buying power which would benefit Camden city, as well as the entire county, instead of taking a lot of money out of one pocket and putting only a portion of it in the other which win be the ultimate, result if the present proceedings are successful..

Haddon Heights

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'Peculiar Actions'

To the Editor:
     Sir— In your columns I see where David Baird is to have the backing of the 12 Democratic Assemblymen for his fight to keep the Bridge appointment and in another column I read where the Democratic controlled Board of Freeholders is again boosting Baird by following his tactics of barring the press from their meetings, except for a few brief opening moments of their sessions.

What is this political game anyway? Is it a plain holdup game for all those who happen to be in control? It seems so by the peculiar actions that are beginning to take place.

Why should the press or even the public be barred from any of these meetings, do they not concern the public or are they just hold up meetings? The Democratic majority which controls the present 
Freeholder Board should not go mad with power and start the same suicidal tricks of Davey and his gang for the same can and will happen to all parties which practice Davey's trickeries, the people do not elect men to office for underhanded work and if the present Board of Freeholders are not contemplating such or haven't already begun such then they will discard with their idea of barring the press or even the Baird clique. The thing to do is not what Davey did but the thing that is proper and I or no one else need to inform the freeholders what is right or wrong. Act like decent elected representatives of the people and not like a bunch of thieves for thieves use secrecy to dispose of their business and there is very little reason for the freeholders to act that way.


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Land Value and Dictator

To the Editor:
      Sir — Mr. Wendall Stegner and Henry S. Ford are on the right track when they say that land-value belongs to the community.

It is too bad the Courier-Post cannot see the futility of personal attacks on political dictators, and make their fight to correct the conditions which make possible the "Hagues of Jersey City' inside and out of political life.

Remove speculation from land and investments (stocks and bonds) and you have removed two of the major causes that breed and make possible the Hagues, the Moores, the Hoffmans and the Bairds. At the same time you strike at the root causes of depression, restricted opportunities and many other evils, that grow from speculation in land and investment. Speculation is gambling pure and simple, and not a safe base to build a stable and moral civilization on. Land value appears under two forms— annual or rental value and ground or selling value. John A. Hobson once wrote, "The part played by rent in the problem of poverty can scarcely be overestimated." The truth of that statement is realized more today than ever as the "New Deal" tackles the problem of slum elimination. The experience of the F.H.C. also proves the truth of what Hobson saw years ago.

Let us hope the Courier-Post will see the light and lead the crusade for ending gambling in land and investment.

A farmer who pays high ground rent gets no more for his grain on that account. And neither does the merchant or manufacturer. The only means which the ordinary farmer has of paying ground rent is out of the price of his products, while the ordinary business man, in order to succeed, must make his prices coverall expenses, including ground rent. As for the workers, they have only their weekly wages, and if no work it is just too bad for him and others, for him its the slums or bum or both. Collect the annual ground of all land-sites for community use and remove taxes from building, improvements and all will benefit..

3022 Federal Street
Box 599, Berlin, N. J.

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'Too Old at 45'

 To the Editor:
      For years I have been giving of my time and talents for the benefit of my fellow-men. Today, at the age of 45, I cannot get a job. All I hear is that I am too old.

I am willing to "work at any task that will provide a livelihood for my family. I do not want relief or charity when I am able to work.

There are many things I can do to help others, but without money and work I cannot render the help I would freely give to help my fellow-men.

I have had experience as a minister, Y.M.C.A. leader and organizer, chauffeur, gardener, farmer, salesman, dairy, newspaper serving, collector, teaching, tutoring, and many other types of work. I strive to do well the task assigned to me no matter how small. Can you help me?.

643 Bridgeboro street, Riverside

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'Wants a Lamp for His Bike'

To the Editor
      If any Mail Bagger has a bicycle oil lamp or bicycle parts of any kind, I would be glad to have them.

305 Maiden Lane, Somerdale


Chairman Herbert E. Harper Anticipates All Time High by Roundup. Feb. 19

County Commander Edwin J. Gray of thy American Legion and his staff headed a large delegation of county and post officers attending the annual conference of the officers in the War Memorial- Building, Trenton, on last Sunday.

Frank Ritchie, of Middlesex county, chairman of the department child welfare committee, spoke on the child welfare work and said that the final figures of the Legion and Auxiliary expenditures on this work was more than $16,000,000.

Mrs. Howell, president of the Department Auxiliary, thanked the Legion for its cooperation and said the auxiliary stands ever ready to help the Legion.

Herbert E. Harper, of Camden county, chairman of the department membership committee, gave an outline of the membership as it is today. Harper pointed out that the membership in the state, as well as the nation, is far advanced over last year; that the State of New Jersey is over 80 percent paid up on the February 19, roundup day, it will, without a doubt, be "over the top" and possibly reach a new all time high. Camden county is about 85 percent paid, with half the posts "over the top."

William Regan, immediate past commander of the department and chairman of the employment committee, spoke on the national employment committee that is meeting in Washington. He said that out of this meeting something concrete in the way of employment for veterans will no doubt come forth. "The Legion" Regan said, "fully appreciates that any local effort it puts forth is a palliative not a cure, that it is national in scope, local in its effects."

Legion Lauded

The Legion of Camden county has been lauded for its efforts in community service and Americanism, particularly the oratorical contest on the Constitution of the United States being held in the home of the Tatem Shields Post at 622 Atlantic avenue, Collingswood, on February 25.
Sunday, February 13, the annual conference of service and rehabilitation officers of the state will be held in the Veterans' Facility, Lyons, starting at 2 p. m. It is suggested that all questions you want answered be sent to the state service officer, T. Reed Pancoast, courthouse, Salem. All questions should be general, but specific cases can be taken up with the officials privately after the conference.

Plans are being made for the annual visit of the national commander in South Jersey on Friday night, April 22.

Post Office Post No. 264, Camden —Commander John Henderson this week presented the Legion medals to Mary Begich and Raymond Kline, of the Mickle School. On February 18 the post will hold a card party at 510 Broadway, Camden.

Barrington Post No. 223—A lecture on social diseases will be given by Carl Baines, of the New Jersey State Board of Health, Wednesday night, February 16, in the auditorium of the Harrington municipal building. It is slated to start at 8.30. Men over 16 years of age are invited. Dr. Arthur 
R. McCallum, borough physician, will also speak.

Tatem-Shields Post No. 17, Collingswood—Two important dates for the members to remember are forum on the Constitution, February 17, and the church services, Sunday evening, February 20, in the Frances Childs M. E. Church of West Collingswood. The post chaplain, Charles A. Burkett, will conduct the services.

Gives Thoirs Plaque

Corporal Raymond C. Thoirs Post No. 47, Camden—Several days ago Past Commander Frank Neutze, on behalf of the post, presented the Thoirs Post American Legion school plaque to the Dudley school.

Haddonfield Post No. 38—The next meeting will be held Monday night. Commander B. Bernard Bowen urges all members to attend 'as several important matters will be discussed. A report will be made by the ambulance committee, consisting of Herman Jansen, Paul Miller and Charles Miller.

Laskowski-Wojtkowiak Post No. 74—The post recently presented Legion award medals to Marie Hallowell and Walter Kimakovich of the Bonsall school, and Leona Wichowski and Dominick Fabiani, of the Lincoln school. George Wysocki, Americanism officer and a past commander of the post, presented the medals, assisted by William Pulaski, commander; Frank Derowski, vice commander and John Orzewski, finance officer.

Public Service Post No. 231, Camden—The post thus week presented Legion award medals to the boy and girl student of the Hatch Junior High, who, in the estimation of the post, best personified the "School Spirit". Past Commander, Robert Munro made the presentation and Sylvia Brand and John Lovowski were the recipients.

Brooklawn Post No. 72—The post will hold a combination St. Valentine a.nd Lincoln birthday party in the post home on Railroad avenue, Brooklawn tomorrow. Plans are being made for the annual drive for ambulance funds conducted each year by the post in co-operation with the Gloucester post.

Plan Carnival

Mt. Ephraim Post No. 150—Irvin Klarnett, chairman of membership, reports membership is ahead of last year, and he hopes to shortly go "over the top." .The Saturday night parties are proving very popular and Louis Brecht the chairman promises plenty of music-entertainment and 

Arrangements are under way for the carnival to be held by the post and Junior Legion the last week in April and first week in May. At the last meeting of the Junior Legion, the following officers were 
elected: commander, Joe Paul; senior vice commander, Harvey Paul; junior vice commander, Wallace Reed; treasurer, Wesley Hughes; sergeant-at-arms, James De Santo; service officer, Miss Thompson, and chaplain, Florence Reuss. The new officers will be installed on February 18. Refreshments will be served by the young ladies of the corps.

Dewey Bossert Post No. 833, Woodlynne — Final plans have been made for the past officer's dinner to be held tomorrow night in the post home on Chestnut avenue, at 8 o'clock. The committee consists of William Stuart, chairman; Mrs. Randolph, Mrs..Stuart, Mrs. Hesser, Mrs. Frank Klauder, Ed Addis; Walter Reeves, Kenneth Potts, and the commander, Frank Klauder. An interesting program has been arranged by the committee and they urge all to be on hand to enjoy themselves. Next meeting of the post Tuesday, February 15.

John Irvin Post, No. 250, Runnemede— The post will hold a card party in the post home on Clements Bridge road, east of the Black Horse pike, Wednesday night, February 16.

Hoyle-Butcher Post, No. 148, Haddon Heights—The post is conducting an educational campaign on the requirements of the state car inspection. Ben Hoyle, post adjutant, is the committee. He is stressing particularly the need for removing all emblems and stickers from the windshields and the wing windows. The only one allowed is the state inspection sticker. Next meeting of the post, February 21.

Allan Irvin Morgan Post, No. 230, Westmont—Commander John Dittess has appointed a committee to co-operate with the auxiliary in planning a surprise party in the near future. A card party will be held by the post on February 19. A social night will be held on February 23.

Oaklyn Bettlewood Unit No 84 Auxiliary, Oaklyn—A card party will be held Friday night, February 18, in the borough hall at Oaklyn.


Homer L. Ewen Post Auxiliary will hold the regular monthly card party in the post home on Delsea Drive, below Clayton, tonight.

Elwood Kindle Post, Pitman, oldest Legion organization in the county, is planning a special night for veterans and their sons at the post home on February 21. Dinner will be served at 6.30 p. m., with a program of entertainment to follow. Len Hammond is in charge of the affair.February 19 is state membership .round up at Trenton Memorial building with the dea,dline at 3 p. m. Adjutants and membership chairmen are being urged by Edwin Hooper, county commander, to get all possible cards into Trenton by that date in order that Gloucester county may make an excellent showing in enrollment.
Questions relative to the service officers' department should be forwarded to T. B. Reed Pancoast, Salem county surrogate, at Salem, so that answers may be prepared and discussions arranged for the eighth annual service officers' conference being held in the recreation hall, Veterans' Facility, Lyons, 2 p. m., Sunday.

Gloucester County Executive Committee will hold a dinner in the home of the Homer L. Ewen Post, at Clayton, on George Washington's Birthday, February 22. Legionnaires from all parts of the county will be in attendance. Invitations have been extended to Dr. J. Iredell Wyckoff, department commander, and Harry Welsford, department vice commander. Fritz Savage, of Pitman, is chairman of the dinner 

Elwood P. Tice Post at Westvllle, Shaw-Paullin Post at Glassboro and Elwood Kindle Post at Pitman will hold card parties tomorrow night.

Kindle Auxiliary at Pitman will hold a luncheon next Monday. Marquerite Wright heads the committee on arrangements.

Members of the Clayton Legion group have started a "Tall Story Club." Regular sessions are to be held.

After six years of presenting the Legion news and auxiliary doings of the Pitman groups, "The Forty-Niner," the monthly publication of the Elwood Kindle Post, is on the verge of suspending publication. C. V. Devonshire, editor of the little sheet, is relinquishing his post, and no one has volunteered to continue the work. If arrangements can be effected, the publishing of the paper will be resumed in March.


Men of the South Jersey area, holders of a historic military decoration, the Purple Heart, badge of military merit, together with members of their families will mark the birthday of George Washington with a dinner and dance Monday, February 21, at a restaurant, at 417 Walnut street.

The affair is under the auspices of the South Jersey Chapter, Military Order of the Purple Heart.
The Purple Heart, badge of Military Merit, was established more than 155 years ago by George Washington, and is unique in that it is the first military award given to the men of any nation below the ranks of a commissioned officer. It is now the oldest military decoration in existence.

Thomas F. Higgins, Jr., of Mullica Hill, is chairman of the committee of arrangements. Other committee members are: Coleman T. Conroy, Francis F. Maguire, Leonard Massetti, C. N. Beck, Fred W. Vogel, George M. Weaver and Anthony Lubrano.

Reservations to be honored must be made with Francis J. Maguire, adjutant, 616 Collings avenue, West Collingswood, not later than February 14.


A dinner and get-together will be staged by former members of the 78th Division in Camden.

That was announced by William Mountney, of 2818 Hayes avenue.

"Several of the members of the division have suggested that we hold a dinner and get-together," said Mountney, "and those 'who are interested are asked to write to me at the Hayes avenue address."

Fox Heads Affair; Drive for Members Stressed; Contribute to Red Cross

Plans are being formulated for the fourth annual military ball by the Veterans of Foreign Wars to be held Armistice night, November 11. County Commander Charles B. Frank, at the meeting of the Camden County Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, on February 4, named 
Harold Paul, Fox chairman of the event.

Fox, who is chief of staff of the department of New Jersey, spoke on the membership drive being staged nationally by the V. F. W. and of the benefits that have been accomplished through legislation for the veteran and his department which could not have been otherwise brought about except through the representation of the membership of the various veteran organizations, Fox said.

Senior Vice Commander Conrad F. Holzermer, of the council, who is chairman of the membership drive in Camden county, appeals to all ex-service men in the city and county of Camden who served either in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, China, Mexico, Vera Cruz, France, Germany, Russia, Santo Domingo or Nicaragua to contact any post or member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars who will gladly explain the benefits he eventually derives in later years through his membership in this veteran 

In answer to the appeal of the American Red Cross for the relief of the civilians in war-torn China, a check was mailed to the Camden County Chapter of the American Red Cross to be used for such relief. 

Seek Jersey as Ship Name

Capt. H. G. Sparrow All-Navy Ship No. 1269—At the meeting Tuesday night the ship went on record supporting the request made to Congress by Congressman J. Parnell Thomas that the next battleship authorized be named the New Jersey. Due to the historical background and the fact 
that New Jersey is one of the 13 original colonies, it was deemed fitting that the state should receive this consideration. Letters have been forwarded, through proper channels, to that effect. 

Members were urged to listen in on the "Hello America" radio hour on February 28 at 11.30 p. m. Commander-in-Chief Scott P. Squyres will deliver the membership obligation over the air at approximately 12.10 and will have a message of interest for all V. F. W. members. Howard H. 
and M. Mungioli, of Post No. 518, and C. Sutton and E. Gaylord from Post No. 980, attended the meeting. Horace Kershner was also present, having been discharged from Philadelphia Naval Hospital recently, after spending 17 months there. Entertainment Chairman Tom Jackson announced that a Washington's birthday party will be held at the ships quarters, 304 State street on Saturday night February 26. He also is planning an old-fashioned 'Navy Night,' the date of which will be announced later.

Gross-Hollinshed Post No. 1270 Auxiliary—Mrs. Kathryn Corbett, assistant department staff officer, attended the meeting on February 3 for the purpose of inspection. The president attended the institution and installation of officers of the recently organized Townsend-Young Auxiliary in Gloucester, on February 2. She has made arrangements to visit the Soldiers' Home in Vineland on Sunday. At that time, she will take gifts of cigarettes, donated by members of the post and auxiliary, 
together with valentine packages made by the Junior Red Cross of the Pennsauken Junior High School, under the direction of Miss Maguire. As County Council President Mrs. H. Hearn will preside at the next meeting of the council, to be held Monday, at which the Mucci Auxiliary will entertain.
Plans Charter Night

Corp. Mathews-Purnell Post No. 518, 2712 Hayes avenue, plans to hold a charter member night. Commander Clarence Hewitt has appointed a committee to plan the affair and see that every charter member of the post who is still alive, is contacted and requested to be present. It is Hewitt's suggestion that along with this charter member night, that every member of the post at present should make every effort to obtain a new recruit or reinstatement and have them at the post home on February 28, 
when the Commander-in-Chief Squyres, will deliver the obligation to thousands of recruits in all parts of these United States over a nationwide radio hookup.

Part of the program drawn up by the National Encampment held at Buffalo last September, and which is now spoken of all over our nation, known as "Keep America Out of War," is misunderstood by many citizens of this country, said Howard Bean, post publicity officer.

When the subject was discussed on the floor of Post No. 518 it was stated by Commander Hewitt that it should be known by all Americans that the V.F.W. unanimously reject the 'peace-at-any price' theory of the pacifist, but favors instead a strong national defense with sufficient power to command respect for America's neutrality in wars between other nations.

Quartermaster Perry J. Wark, declared it should prove to Congress the American people believe that adequate preparedness against war will discourage a challenge to war from nations, that know and respect our military strength.

Commander Hewitt, along with Michael Mungioli, Chester Knaub, Harry Cameron and Bean attended the State Department meeting at Burlington and the post's members will attempt to have some 
representation at the next State meeting to be held somewhere in Bergen county, when the announcement will be made as to where the State encampment will be held this coming June.

Ladies Auxiliary, Corp. Mathews-Purnell Post, No. 518—At the regular meeting last Friday night there were as guests, Mrs. Hazel Hearn, Camden county president; Mrs. Lizette McCullough, both members of the Gross Hollingshed Auxiliary, and Mrs. Beirs and Mrs. Gaylord of the Sgt. W. T. Whitaker Auxiliary, No. 1952, of Pennsville. Wednesday night, a delegation of No. 518 members visited the newly-instituted Townsend Young Auxiliary, No. 3620, in Gloucester. Tonight after the 
regular business session a "Lincoln Tea" will be held. Mrs. Minnie Martin will be hostess, assisted by Mrs. Irene Mensch.

Want Jersey as Name

Camden Post No. 980—Plans were laid for the coming "Poppy Drive" and Commander Sutton withheld the appointment of the chairman of this committee until next meeting.

Commander Sutton appointed Wm. E. Hilbmann as chairman to arrange for a tribute to those who lost their lives on the U. S. S. Maine that was blown up with the loss of 266 officers and men in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, in 1898, on next Tuesday night. All post officers and men will assemble at post quarters for this ceremony.

The post adopted a resolution to be sent the U. S. Navy Department and to Congressman Charles A. Wolverton that one of the new battleships be named after the State of New Jersey.

Commander Sutton lead a delegation of Post 980 to the Lt. H. Kenneth Elliott Post No. 1931, in Audubon, to witness the ceremonies when the traveling gavel was presented to that post by Corp. Mathews-Purnell Post No. 518 of Camden last night. 

Pup Tent Activities

Chigger Pup Tent No. 7, Military Order of the Cooties, Veterans of Foreign Wars held a scratch at the quarters of Camden Post No. 980, on Monday night. There were 77 members present and Seam Squirrel John J. Browne presided. Arrangements will be made to have the Pup Tent meet at the different posts, due to the fact that the members are from the different posts of the county.

James O'Brien was appointed chairman of the entertainment committee, was directed to plan for a show and to submit his report at the next meeting. Proceeds will go toward expenses of the tent to the national encampment of the V.F.W. in Columbus, Ohio, in September.

The formation of a Cootie Band was discussed and Cornelius A. Sullivan, drum major and manager of the drum and bugle corps of Camden Post No. 980, was asked to lead the movement.

Sutton and Harrold were instructed to find ways and means to get a suitable silk banner for the Pup Tent. They will report at the next meeting. Members were present from Corp. Mathews-Purnell Post, No. 518, Camden Post No. 980 and Capt. H. G. Sparrow Ship, No. 1260, of Camden; Gross-Hollingshed Post, No. 1270, of Pennsauken township; Townsend-Young Post, No. 3620, of Gloucester, and Post No. 1952, of Pennsville. The next meeting will be held at 308 Broadway, February 21.

Townsend C. Young Post No. 3620 Auxiliary, Gloucester City,—The unit was installed Wednesday night, February 2, by Mrs. Carrie R. Bean, department senior vice president, assisted by Mary Cave as conductress and Simona Anderson as secretary pro tern.

The following ladies were installed as officers: Sarah Currie, president; Sara R. Smith, senior vice president; Mary Conlon, junior vice president; Amy G. Brightbill, treasurer; Florence Pollitt, secretary; Marie M. Hunt, chaplain; Elizabeth Nauman, conductress; Gertrude Martin, patriotic instructor; Theresa Nauman, guard; Helen Gale, Marie V. Wilson and Lillian Baehr, color bearers. The installation and institution took place in Harris Hall, at Corner Monmouth street and Broadway.

The following officers of state and county spoke: Daniel "Chuck" Connors, district councilman; Charles B. Frank, county commander; Howard Bean, assistant chief of staff; "Mike" Mungioli, department inspector; Allen Burgess, past commander of the Gloucester American Legion.

The president thanked the following who made the affair a success: Elizabeth Nauman, Marie M. Hunt and Mary Conlon, Emil (Dutch) Baehr, Edward F. Carl and Harry G. Nauman. The commander of the post announced that there is to be a sauerkraut supper at Harris Hall, February 26, starting at 9 p. m.

Lieut. Kenneth Elliot Auxiliary, No. 1931, of Audubon, held their regular meeting in post home on Tuesday night and entertained Department Vice President Carrie Bean and Staff Officer Theresa 
Mungioli. Two new members were added to the auxiliary roll. The first public card party for the benefit of the auxiliary will be held February 22 at the post home in Audubon.


Spanish-American War veterans are taking an active interest in the proposal to name one of the new battleships the U.S.S. New Jersey. Thomas W. Norris, publicity officer for the veterans, said that a vigorous campaign is being made in this part of the state.

Presidents and Past President's Club members are giving a card party at the home of Louis V. Presser, on Black Horse pike at the Mt. Ephraim-Bellmawr line tomorrow, at 8 p. m.

Pasig River Swamp and Lair will krawl at 310 Broadway Wednesday night, February 16, with the new officers in charge.

The new department patriotic instructor, Edward A. Boud, of Camden, Camp No. 49, is working hard."


Commander Jacob Furer, of the Tri-County Post Jewish War Veterans, has begun a drive to secure as members all veterans who are eligible to join.

He is urging all members of the Tri-County Post to join the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars or Disabled Veterans of the World War, as he desires the entire post to co-operate with other veteran groups.

The committee on new members is composed of Joseph Getsov, junior vice commander, chairman; Morris Cohen, Nat Wolpert, Jules Jaspan, Sam Shapiro, Louis Rosenthal, Al Becker and Sam Herman.


Joseph E. Mears, manager of the Hotel Walt Whitman, flew to Cleveland yesterday to attend a meeting of the executives of the American Hotels Corp., with which the Camden hostelry is affiliated.

Before he left, Mears said the Walt Whitman had known one of the really prosperous years in its history in, 1937.

"Persons tell me there is a recession in business,'" declared Mears, "but you would never know it by the business in this hotel. We have had a swell year and I'm reporting this fact to our hotel chain.

"No sir, there is no recession apparent around the Walt Whitman."


27th Annual Event Expected to Break Record on Night of Feb. 26

The twenty-seventh annual banquet of the Pyne Poynt Social Club promises to be the most successful and best attended in the history of this North Camden sports and social group.

From different parts of the country acknowledgments are coming in to Frank Kelley, chairman of the banquet committee, from members that they will be present at the dinner to be held Saturday night, Feb. 26, at the club's headquarters, corner of Fifth and Erie streets.

"We are striving to make this affair the best in the history of the club," said President Ed H. Winters, "and we believe it will far out measure our fondest expectations in the matter of attendance and the good time that everyone there will have.

"The club, in the years that it has been in existence, has occupied a prominent place in the sporting and social affairs of North Camden. It has been the means of making and holding friendships, and the 
friendships so established are cemented further each year by the annual banquet. The members look forward to it."

This year the principal speaker will be Gordon Mackay, member of the editorial staff of the Courier-Post newspapers. Mackay, who has been associated with newspapers for the last 40 years, will talk of sports, on which he is an acknowledged authority.

Among those who already have said they will attend are William Brandt, of Washington; George A. E. Rheinhold, also of Washington; William N. Cann, of Wilmington; Howard Hurlock and Louis Schwaiger, of Philadelphia; Robert Johnson, R. K. Dawrinson, Victor J. Paxson, Walter Adams, Harry McKinney, Fred Schwaiger, Ralph T. Githens, William Oberst, Clarence Rudolph and Arthur Messier, of Westwood; Herbert Schaeffer, of Bloomfield; Harry Edginton, of Milton, Del.; Thomas Kerr, of Bogota; Ren Plum, of Mt. Ephraim; J. Russell Taylor and Ed D. Crosley, of Buffalo, and Arthur Truitt, of Bridgeport, Conn.

Since the organization of the club, in the latter part of January, 1911, the following have been presidents: Harry F. Walton, 1911 and 1912; Cecil Battle. 1913 and 1914; George Townsend, 1915 and 1916; Frank Boyer, 1917; John Begg, 1918; Frank Haines, 1919, 1920 and 1931; John R. Taylor, 1921; Alex Kahnweiler, 1922; Ed. H. Winters, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936 and 1937; Richard Barry, 1932 and 1933; and Frank J. Hartmann, Jr.., now city commissioner, in 1934.

Vice presidents have been: Willard Fox, 1911; Battle. 1912; Barry, 1913 and 1931: Begg, 1914, 1915 and 1916 Arthur Messier, 1917, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929; Haines, 1918; Winters, 1919; Schaeffer, 1921; William Benecke, 1922; W. E. Baird 1930; Barry, 1931; Otto H. Braun 1932, and Kahnweiler, 1933, 1934, 1935 1936 and 1937.

Dressmaking Contest Winners Start N.Y. Excursion Today
3 Camden Schoolgirls First in Doll Dressing Competition, Will Spend 
Two Joyous Days in Metropolis With Chaperone

Three Camden schoolgirls who won first awards in Camden's first annual Dressmaking and Doll Dressing Contest, jointly sponsored by the Camden Recreation Commission, the Courier-Post Newspapers and the Camden City Parent-Teacher Association, will leave at 9:30 a. m. today on a two-day New York trip.

The girls embarking on the adventure are Lillian Paglione, 10, of 331 Benson street, who attends the E. A. Stevens school; Evelyn Stevenson, 13, of 406 North Fortieth street, a pupil at Davis school, and Merfrida Di Filippo, 10, also attending E. A. Stevens school. Jean Drew, member of the staff of the Courier-Post newspapers, will chaperone the contest winners.

An outline of arrangements for the trip was made by Mrs. Rocco Palese, chairman of the general committee of the Recreation Commission and Camden city Parent-Teacher Association chairman. She has been assisted by other members of the commission, Frank H. Ryan, managing editor of the Courier-Post newspapers; the Camden City P. T. A., and the services of the National Youth Administration.

Special rates have been offered the contest winners by the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. They will be furnished with a suite of rooms.

Julius Haber, in charge of the press division of RCA Manufacturing Company, Camden, has obtained passes for the children for a Rockefeller Center guided tour, an NBC studio tour, tours of the 
museum of science and industry and museum of modern art at Radio City. In addition, Haber has made arrangements for the girls to view an NBC radio broadcast while in New York.

Upon their return to Camden, Haber plans to have the children make a recording at the Camden RCA plant of their trip to New York. Each winner may keep this as a lasting souvenir. Another representative of RCA has arranged for tickets to admit the contest winners to the Music Hall, and Jack Weinberg of Warner Brothers is obtaining passes for the Capital Theatre in New York City.

The contest party will leave for New York from the Broad Street Station, Philadelphia. Samuel E. Fulton, president of the commission, and Mrs. Palese will see the party to the train and Fulton will meet them upon their return to Camden tomorrow night.


Is Zat So!

HOLLYWOOD scenario writers toy with fanciful plots and bizarre situations, all children of imagination wedded to screen-breeding. At the same time we can point to two stories from real life that, transferred to the screen, would make a rip-snorting factual movie that would interest anybody who cared to see it.

Our first hero would be Colonel James Joseph Tunney of Greenwich, Conn. He is known to millions everywhere as Gene Tunney, who retired undefeated as heavyweight champion of the world. No fanciful tale, no imaginative plot could excel in realism and fact the actual life history and career of Gene Tunney. A second character from real life we would recommend to the Ben Hechts of Hollywood is James Michael Curley of Boston, twice mayor of his native city, twice governor of his native Massachusetts.

Had not arrogance and ruthlessness characterized Curley, while at the peak of his power, he would now be sitting In the United States Senate wearing the toga that enwraps young Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. For Curley could never see harmony restored between himself and his political enemies. He remained so vindictive that he recently was defeated in an attempted comeback as Mayor of Boston.

"Jim' was defeated, too, by a youngster who formerly was his aide. Defeated more as a rebuke to his unyielding hatred of those who had opposed him than as a setback to the brand of politics which 
Jim Curley always played. A scenario dealing with Curley's career would have to hark back 35 years.


At that time Jim and Tom Curley, who had no kinship other than politics, were young Democrats in Ward 17, Boston. They rebelled against the domination of the Old Guard in ward affairs, organizing the Tammany Club to give the former battle.

In the course of events the entrenched political rulers of the ward laughed at these young "pretenders." To these hard-shelled oldsters the Curleys and their cohorts were just "young whippersnappers." The first couple of elections revealed the Tammany Club behind the eight ball, 
but persistence finally won, Jim and Tom became co-leaders of the ward.

Ward politics in Boston, as in other large cities, is based largely on aid. The poor are fed, the judge is asked to go easy, the cops are told to lay off, typical machine politics rule the roost. The Curleys, tutored in this game early, worked It even to bigger results.

Then came the climax to their careers up to that time. An examination was held for post office clerks in Boston. About 100 or more men appeared to take the examinations. Federal jobs were not regarded as such sinecures then as now in the days of depressions, recessions, processions and what have you.

After the list of eligibles was made public, Jim Curley and Tom Curley were arrested. The charge was that each of them had impersonated a candidate for one of the jobs, taken the examination In his name, and the funniest thing about it one of the substitutes had failed to pass. 

The Curleys made no attempt to deny their complicity in such a ruse and subterfuge. They were too slick for that— aid had been furnished to other chaps in devious ways, but nobody had ever been 
willing to take the rap from Uncle Sam to take examinations for clerkships and post-office jobs.

Jim and Tom were found guilty and went to Charles street jail, there to remain for several months. They were treated as heroes. Callous politics found nothing nefarious in "fronting for a guy." Jim and Tom were rated as masters, because they were willing to jeopardize their liberty to help another chap out.

So strong and powerful was this grip upon political emotions and individual sentiments that Jim Curley came out of jail to be elected to the board of aldermen. Able as an orator, magnetic in personality, with a resonant voice and a student's knowledge of history and the classics, Jim 
Curley was a marked man.


Both were handsome, impressive in manner. Jim had the more magnetic personality. As an orator Jim ranked with the best in Massachusetts, where they breed orators in every block. Curley's rivals tried to block his path to the board by citing his jail sentence. Instead of hurting Curley this charge only made him stronger with the body politic.

Several terms Curley passed in the board of aldermen, then he decided to go to Congress. Curley won the Democratic nomination, equivalent to election in his district. Jim served several terms there. In Congress Jim decided he wanted to become Mayor of Boston. His birthplace where the Lowells and the Cabots sneered openly at the man who went to Congress from Charles street jail, as they jeeringly declared.

Curley knew how to handle that type of Mayflower aristocracy. As a matter of fact the Plymouth Rock brethren have the bluest blood and the least voice in affairs of any group in Boston politics. They have the Somerset and Algonquin clubs, they have the Junior League, fill all the Sunday society pages, but they never reach a seat in the municipal government—the proletariat sees to that. Boston is the only city in which I ever lived where the sacred cows were so turned out to dry pastures, never even given a bell to wear around their necks. Curley was chosen mayor several times. This position started his downfall.

A vindictive gentleman, with a tongue that dripped acid and vituperation, he could get under the skin of his rivals as no other political figure in the state. Curley's rise didn't set so' well with the state bosses. When Jim announced that he would be a candidate for governor, they tried to stop him dead.

It was the usual stunt, too. They went into the sacred precincts of the Back Bay to select a candidate from the bluebloods.

General Charlie Cole was chosen for that honor. He was nominated at a state convention.

Curley told them to go to the devil, he would run in the primaries and would lick the stuffing out of his rival. Massachusetts had no time for Mayflower descendants or Back Bay homes, he declared.

The voters went to the polls and nominated Curley, then elected him. So there is your ready-made Hollywood scenario.

Safe in Camden, 14 Days Overdue, Ship Shows Trace of Buffeting

By Phillip Buxton

As they unloaded a cargo of chalk from the Norwegian freighter Bestik on the Camden waterfront members of her crew joked and sang chanteys in their native tongue as though nothing has occurred.

But the valiant little freighter's log in her sea-battered hull told another story.

It was an unembroidered tale of how the ship, her skipper and her crew of 25 waged a grim battle for life against the fury of two mid-Atlantic hurricanes during their crossing from London to Camden.

Bold Nordic courage, superb seamanship and luck enabled Capt. T. H. Moy to ride out two of the worst storms in his 41 years of sea experience. One drove him 300 miles off his course.

Her steel side dented,, hatches battered and her radio out of commission, the Bestik docked Wednesday at Kaighn Point, 11 days overdue. The ship left London Jan. 7 and the passage usually takes about 19 days.

Reading from the ship's log Sigvart Ulvestad, first officer, related details of the thrilling sea adventure today.

"The first hurricane," he said, "struck the vessel as she was 300 miles north of the Azores, on Jan. 21. It came without warning out of the darkness. Before we (knew it, mountainous seas, such as I have never seen, washed over our decks, smashed in our hatches and tore the rigging from our winches off the forecastle.

"So furious became the storm that we were forced to turn about and take a different course. We were torn between wind and sea and so furious was the gale we thought we would capsize any moment."

"The sea rose so high," continued the first mate, "that it washed over the forward deck and swept over the budge. The wind and waves continued with terrific force all that night and into the next day and did not let up for two more days. 

Quarters Flooded

"We thought we had seen some rough weather on the 21st, but that was just a sample of what was to follow. At 2 a. m. on Jan. 22, the sea rose so high that it flooded the sailors' quarters, routed them out of their bunks and they didn't sleep the rest of the night.

"The cook had a devil of a time in the galley because all his dishes and pans were strewn about and most of us went without breakfast, dinner and supper. You couldn't hold a cup of coffee in your hand.

"This day the forward hatches caved in under the constant battering of the waves and it was only :he tarpaulin that held the water from pouring into the ship's hold and ruining our cargo of chalk.

"Had the ocean and chalk become united, I am afraid we all would have gone down because a soaked cargo of chalk is a dead weight in any ship's hold.

"The storms continued until Jan. 25 when we found we were running out of coal. We put into the Azores to refill our bunkers and then quickly put out again, because the open sea is the best place to be in a storm. 

Coal Used Up In Storm

"We had put on such steam to beat the storm that it had taken all our fuel. That was why we had to go into the Azores and refuel.

"Well, these storms kept up on Jan. 27 and through the next two days. On Jan. 29, the wind started abating and though the sea still was rough, it was calm as a mountain lake compared to what it had been. In fact, I didn't get a wink of sleep, it was so calm compared to what it had been.

"It was pretty quiet."

The red-checked mate sipped at a glass of port, and then he said "I usually don't take this stuff at sea but I had a glass every day during those awful storms. They seem now like a horrible nightmare."

Seldom Sees Wife

"Married? Yes, I have been married two years but my wife has only seen me two days during that time. That reminds me—I will write her now and tell her we are safe. She will be glad to know."

Ulvestad admitted that the entire crew, including Captain Moy, heaved a collective sigh of relief when the quiet waters of the Delaware river were sighted.

The ship will remain in port here until the storm damage is repaired and then another cargo will be taken aboard for the return trip to London.

Storm-Battered Ship, 2 Officers

Fourteen days overdue from London, the storm-battered Norwegian freighter Bestik put Into port here bearing evidence of what her officers and crew said were the two worst hurricanes they ever encountered in their years of sea experience. The upper picture shows some of the damage Incurred as mountainous waves washed over the decks. Left is First Officer Sigvart Ulvestad and right, Chief Engineer Alf Christiansen.



Two Districts Combine Plans For Music and Garden Forum
to be Held in Collingswood March 3;  State Federation Leaders to Attend

by M. Irene Frost

THE garden and music departments of the first and second districts of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs are combining efforts in arranging a forurn for clubs of the two districts.

The event has been dated for Thursday, March 3, and will be an all-day meet held in the First Baptist Church, Frazer and Maple avenues, Collingswood. The state chairmen of both departments will participate in the program. Mrs. Willard Veitch, of Wenonah, chairman of the garden arid conservation committee, is slated for a talk at the morning session, and Mrs. William G. Lehing, of Rutherford, chairman of music, is scheduled for an address during the afternoon. Mrs. Veitch has announced as her topic, "Perennials on Parade." Mrs. Lehing will discuss, "Music in Our Federation."

Members of the Collingswood Woman's Club will be hostesses for the day and Mrs. Raymond C. Hulmes, president, will welcome those attending. Greetings will be extended by a group of state officers foremost of which will be Mrs. Alfred Robie Driscoll, of Haddonfield, who is president of the New Jersey Federation. Others will be Mrs. Charles S. Mad-dock, Jr., southern vice president; Mrs. D. Trueman Stackhouse, first district vice chairman; Mrs. Charles D. Taylor, first district chairman of music; Mrs. J. Freeman Elwell, second district music chairman.

A discussion on wild ferns will be given by Ira Williams, horticulturalist, at 'the morning meeting and Arthur L. Axtell will address the afternoon session on "Honey Bees and Their Value in a Garden."

Musical entertainment will be provided by Mrs. Everett Clark, vocalist; the Camden Woman's Club Chorus; the West Collingswood Study Circle and second district. 

A box luncheon is planned for the noon hour. The hostess club will serve coffee.

National Scout To Speak Here at Special Meeting

Miss Elizabeth Mundie, of New York City, will be the guest of the Camden County Council of Girl Scouts at a .special meeting to be held on Monday next, in the Scout headquarters, room 418, City Hall.

Miss Mundie is a member of the national executive staff of the Girl Scouts of America and will speak at 1030 o'clock. She will also conduct a round table on council and committee training including, finance, publicity, badges and awards, camps, training and personnel.

Simultaneously with the special meeting a round table on training will be conducted at the South Jersey Law School by Miss Eunice Prien.

Mrs. Holmes F. Gravatt, of this city, is commissioner of the county Girl Scouts; Mrs. William A. Baird, Mrs. Clarence Bennett, and Mrs. Arthur Holl, deputy commissioners; Mrs. Derwood J. Tew, treasurer and Mrs. Charles D. Taylor, secretary.


The auxiliary to the Camden Optimists Club held its annual banquet on Tuesday evening. Frank M. Lario, president of the Optimists, was the principal speaker. Mrs. Frank Lario sang several selections. Mrs. B. Bernard is president of the group.



Tail Wheel of Plane Collapses at Central Airport; Nobody Injured

Eleven passengers on a Transcontinental and Western Air Transport plane got an unexpected thrill at the end of their air journey, when the "tail wheel" collapsed during the landing at Central Airport.

Neither the passengers nor the crew of three were injured and the only inconvenience for the riders was that they had to walk from the south end of the field to the Administration building.

All of the passengers were scheduled to leave the plane at Camden although the trip officially was to have ended in Newark. The flight originated on the West Coast but most of the passengers were picked up at Chicago and Pittsburgh.

R. A. Heiderman, the pilot, negotiated the landing to the Northeast-Southwest runway perfectly but as he was taxiing to the South end of the field the wheel collapsed. Heiderman purposely put the plane into a "ground loop to stop it by turning it around on the front wheels.

The passengers were strapped in their seats and were only aware of the mishap by a slight jolt when the wheel let go. The pilot told Carl Flournoy, field manager of the line, that he thought he struck something on the runway but an inspection today revealed it in perfect condition.

The damage was repaired yesterday..

'Model' Youth Who Engineered 21 Lone Wolf Mobs' Goes to Rahway

A youth who accompanied a schoolboy Raffles on the last of 22 suburban robberies was sentenced to from 18 months to three years in State Prison yesterday.

The "model" youth who played "lone wolf" in all but one of the robberies and attempted thefts In which he was implicated was sent to Rahway Reformatory.

A third youth who accompanied the other two on one of the "jobs" received a suspended sentence to Rahway.

Charles Lynch, 17, of 748 Carman street, who police said confessed to 22 robberies was sentenced by Judge Baldwin to the reformatory because he had no previous record. James Scavetta, 20, of 209 Cypress avenue, Woodlynne, was sentenced to prison for participation in one robbery because, police said, he had been before the court before.

'Model' on Probation

Harry Kendall. 17, also characterized as a "model youth," living at 129 Chestnut avenue, Woodlynne, received the suspended reformatory sentence.

Lynch's arrest was brought about when Kendall was captured early in January while trying to burglarize a Fairview home, that of William Moyer, of 3042 Congress road. Kendall told police Lynch and Scavetta escaped when a neighbor seized him.

Arraigned before Judge Gene R. Mariano in Camden police court, all three youths entered guilty pleas to the attempted Fairview robbery and were held without bail for the grand jury.

Scavetta previously was given a suspended sentence when arraigned before Judge Baldwin for participation in a gas station holdup in Brooklawn. Kendall recently escaped with a $5 fine in Haddonfield after a hit-run accident when Woodlynne neighbors interceded and said he was a model youth.

Lynch told police all his "jobs" were accomplished between 7 and 11 p.m. By himself, he was charged in court today with the following robberies:

Charles B. Roecker, of 39 Evergreen avenue, Haddonfield, where he stole a camera.

Other 'Jobs' listed

Harry Thompson, of 21 Evergreen avenue, Haddonfield, where he stole three flashlights and $10 in cash.

Richard Epiphano, of 15 Lees avenue, Haddonfield, where he stole two watches.

George Sperbeck, of 3 Lees avenue, Haddonfield, where he stole a shotgun and shells.

Mrs. Harriet Bailey of 116 Cedar avenue, Woodlynne, where he stole two revolvers, jewelry valued at $163 and $45 in cash.

John Madeline, of 128 Parker avenue, Woodlynne, where he stole two revolvers, $22 in cash, some old coins and pearls valued at $25.

These were the jobs specifically linked with Lynch as "a lone wolf."

The only actual robbery linked to the three youths as a group was that at the home of George Day, of 619 Maple avenue, Haddonfield, where a revolver and $2 in pennies were stolen.

Lynch also was suspected of robbing the home of Fred Harbaugh, of 112 West End avenue, Haddonfield, where four revolvers and a collection of old pennies, all valued at $40, were taken..

Markowski, Implicated in Connecticut Case, Found at Sister's House

Edward Markowski, 21, of 1240 Whitman avenue, was arrested yesterday when a squad of city detectives visited a house at 1619 Norris street. Markowski is being held incommunicado at police headquarters.

Detectives said that Markowski was arrested on a warrant issued by State Police of Connecticut and that he is wanted in that state for participating in a holdup of a gambling house on Jan. 18 last. LeRoy Jenkins, 27, formerly of Camden, was captured when the holdup victims beat him severely and threw him into the street. Police said that Jenkins implicated Markowski as his pal during the holdup.

Ten days ago State Trooper D. Nelson, of Connecticut, came to Camden with a warrant for Markowski's arrest. Since that time Camden police have been searching for him. They received a tip that he would be at the home of a sister at the Norris street address and early in the morning visited the house and arrested him. Police said that when Markowski was arrested he vigorously denied his guilt and stated that he would fight extradition to Connecticut.

When Jenkins was arrested police found three guns on him. He is said to have told police that he bought the guns from a friend in Camden.

Markowski was arrested in June: 1935, in connection with a holdup plot involving the Star Laundry at Pitman. Police had been tipped off that the paymaster of the laundry would be held up and they staged a trap for the bandits. They failed to appear but Markowski was found sitting on a bench in a park near the laundry. He was taken into custody but later released.

Jenkins, who is 27, has been arrested numerous times while living in Camden and was convicted three times. He and his companions found plenty of trouble when they tried to hold up the gambling house in Middletown, Conn., because the gamblers were in no mood to be held up.

They took one of Jenkins guns away from him, beat him severely and then bodily tossed him into the street, where police, tipped off about the fight, arrested him..


Samuel Katz, a junk dealer at 513 Liberty street, was ordered by Judge Clifford A. Baldwin to pay a fine of $150 yesterday on a charge of receiving stolen goods.

Katz was accused of buying metal stolen from the Riverside Metal Company by three men, later arrested. Counsel for Katz declared that when Katz learned the metal was stolen, he went to Riverside and paid the owners the full value. Katz was held on a similar charge previously, it was testified..


Collections on Liquidations Set Record for City, Brunner Reports


Liquidation of tax title liens produced $112,311.70 for Camden's treasury during January, Mayor Brunner announced yesterday. The figure represents the greatest revenue from this source in any one month of the city's history, Brunner added.

In addition, the mayor revealed that $8500 was received last month from rentals on delinquent properties on which he has been named receiver in his capacity of revenue and finance director.

During all of 1937, receipts from municipally-owned liens totaled $482,562.68, while the 1936 total was $229,-027.99.

Brunner lauded Isadora H. Hermann, chief counsel of the tax lien department, for results he has produced in capitalizing on tax sale certificates.

Losses Reduced

The mayor further pointed out that losses formerly sustained by the city in disposing of certificates are being reduced through refusal of the commission to accept original offers and appraisals.

In this connection he cited two resolutions prepared for the meeting of the commissioners. One involves lots on the northwest corner of Baird and Maplewood avenues on which $1975.19 is due. A $500 offer was made for redemption. The commission in weekly caucus rejected the offer and set $1000 as the true market value of the land. The owner accepted the city's valuation and doubled his offer, Brunner said.

Municipal claims on 331 Royden street amount to $707.69. A $300 offer was rejected when the commissioners fixed $450 as the value. The offer was increased to $450, Brunner disclosed.

Thirty-one certificates were redeemed or assigned during January, and on only three of them did the city accept less than the face value of the liens, Brunner's announcement shows.

The largest item settled last month involved the Bridge Garage at Sixth and Linden streets. After months of negotiations between City Solicitor Firmin Michel and the Federal receivership-trusteeship on the property, settlement was made for the full principal amount of the delinquency, $86,890.23, plus $2911.80 in interest. The city waived approximately $10,000 interest.

The second largest account settled in January was the building formerly occupied by the South Camden Trust Company at 1800 Broadway. This was a compromise. In addition to waiving interest, the city reduced the principal from $11,824.31 to $10,000. The building had been idle for years.

Interest and part of the principal was eliminated on two other certificates. The sum of $100 was accepted on a $982.93 claim on 415 Emerald street, and $400 to settle $3440.50 on 510 Elm street.

Eleven certificates on land in the vicinity of Eighth street and Atlantic avenue were redeemed at full value, $3095.95 plus $117.98 interest.

Other Redemptions

Other January redemptions, all in full, follow: 219 Linden street, $444.09 principal, $5.23 interest; 343 North Forty-first street, $1316.44 and $10.87; 547 South Sixth Street, $34.92 and $52.20; 1125 North Eighteenth street, $212.02 and $18.32; 1225 Hyde Park, $349.37 and $30.02; north side Howell 1820 feet west of Twenty-seventh, $166.37 and $11.65; north side Howell 1860 feet west of 
Twenty-seventh, $166.38 and $11.fe; 1590 Pierce avenue, $890.73 and $138.19; 1634 Broadway, $1077.80 and $129.22; 1496 South Ninth street, $1013.46 and $48.87; 820 Federal street, $966.45 and $8.45; 343 Cherry street, $176.35 and $25.84; 1133 Louis street, $242.20 and $13.44, and 1131 Louis street, $301.65 and $17.37.

The other two certificates were assigned, both for full claims. One, on 613 Walnut street, produced $350.43 plus $123.47 interest; the other, 1200 South Third street, $408.24 and $34.08 interest.

The grand total of redemptions and assignments for the month is $108,-603.05 principal and $3708.65 interest.

"Had these transactions been made under a contract, the cost to the city would have been $2325, or $75 each," Brunner said in a statement accompanying his announcement.

Praises Hermann Bureau

"As it is, they represent only part of the tremendous work of Mr. Hermann's department. Everything pertaining to liquidation of liens is done there. Deeds are acquired, searches are made, bills in foreclosure are filed, agreements to make monthly payments are drawn, resolutions are prepared, receiverships are obtained.

"The activity of that department has contributed greatly to the improved condition of the City of Camden."

Rentals from receiverships netted the city more than $100,000 last year, according to Louis Hoffman, clerk in charge of tax sales, whose department collects rents after Hermann obtains the receiverships in Chancery Court.

"Receipts from those properties average between $8000 and $9000 each month," Hoffman said. "During much of last year it was $11,000, before the Bridge Garage and some other large accounts were redeemed.".

What Do YOU Think?

Editor, Courier-Post. 

Dear Sir:
                I have just finished reading the column, "What Do YOU Think?" by Charley Humes.

I always was under the Impression that the Courier and Record employed intelligent reporters. That piece of reading is about as ignorant as I have seen. At least we who read your paper think a reporter has an education of a high school student but that writeup comes from the mind of an infant. Some one who needs a toy in the form of a pen to amuse himself and a few others like him.

He says Mr. Allen has been reading a book. I think Charley Humes has been smoking a pipe. 

Why doesn't he have the "guts" to ask Mr. Allen himself .who he is? Any time he wants an interview just call me I'll see he gets plenty.

The trouble with a few of you people up there at the Courier, a man with a little will power is a novelty to you. You are so use (as written, don't blame me) to the- politicians running to you for advice that a man who can think for himself is so disgusting to your point of view that Charley Humes writes an article that turns an intelligent persons stomach.

Our only trouble is there are not enough Mr. Allen's to make politics a little cleaner and God knows there (as written, not my mistake) rotten enough.

Hope you show my letter to Mr. Humes, maybe he will wise up to himself. I have read the Courier . for over 12 years and hope to continue reading it, but please write some sensible articles or print the 
comics in place of such low-brow literature as Charley Humes writes.


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Wuz my face scarlet! 

And all because I object to being guillotined. And. worst of all, my severest critic turns out to be a Lady.

Now how did Missus Vandoorne find out that I had gone and got myself left back in the very first grade up at Cassady School. And who told her about all that trouble I had tryin' to smoke a pipe, a nationally advertised pipe at that. Hereafter, I'll stick to cigarettes.

And my intestinal fortitude (referring to the sixth word, fourth parygraph of the lady's article). Well, I am what I am and that's all I am. Can I help it if I shy from a cat, if a mouse gives me the jitters no end?

As for printing comics in place of this low-brow literature, I honestly believe I could enjoy that, too, that is, if they were really funny comics.That part where Missus Vandoorne sez she has been reading the Courier for 12 years is fine, too, and I hope she does as she sez and continues right on.

But, as I often sez to myself, I am very bad on puzzles and that part in the kindly little note which tells us reporters what our trouble is, and that part which hints there should be a couple of more guys named Allen around sure puzzles me.

Now, as I sez before, Mister Assemblyman Allen can go right ahead taking orders from Mister Baird and I won't turn a hair. I won't have to, 'cause a lot of us "ingrate" Republicans will take care of that situation when they count the ballots again in the Fall.

Maybe Missus Vandoorne's idea of Mister Assemblyman Allen and all those mythical Allen's cleaning up politics is keeping things out of the paper, where a lot of guys named Joe might see just what is going on with their tax money which fellas like Mister Assemblyman Allen are 
elected to spend.

And as for politicians running down here for advice, I can't go for that either. The only time I ever see these politicians down here is when they have a headache and want for some medicine to cure it.

My main contention with Mister Assemblyman Allen runs along the lines of personal protection. One of the very worst things I hate to do is to be led to the guillotine. Any of us old guillotine prospects will tell you that.

As for going to see Mister Assemblyman Allen personally, well, Missus Vandoorne, you know how us people will talk about ourselves and I was slightly a-skeered I might get the wrong perspective.
Not that I wouldn't go to see him. In fact I did see him at last Sat-dee's forum. I didn't talk to him, nor he to me. But I left the meeting with absolutely no qualms about going over to his idea of us reporters being guillotined.

But then, Missus Vandoorne, we can't really expect everybody to agree with us, can we? Just like that time some months ago when a member of your family, a very close relative in fact, ran for the local committee down in Laurel Springs. As I recall it, most of the voters down there didn't agree with you that he should be elected, did they? So you must know the keen disappointment I feel when one of my readers, and you are one of my readers, Missus Vandoorne because you said so, does not agree with me.

And I am still very happy that Mister Assemblyman Allen is merely an assemblyman, and not a Mussolini.

P. S.—And I am very happy that there is only one Mister Assemblyman Allen, too. Think what would happen to us reporters if he was the Dionne Quints. 



The family of Canio Larusso, widely known South Camden resident, gathered at his home at 213 Stevens street last night at a birthday party given in his honor.

Lorusso was 73 yesterday. He has resided in this country 50 years and had conducted a saloon business now operated by his son at 241 Stevens street address for almost 50 years. He is the father-in-law of Detective Sergeant Clifford Del Rossi.

Among those attending the party were two sons, Joseph and William Lorusso; five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Abate, Mrs. Angeline Romano Mrs. Margaret Del Rossi, Mrs. Beatrice Dandrea, and Mrs. Carmela Trancanna; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Will Present 'The Emperor Jones' Under Sponsorship of Literary Group

One of the world's most famous companies of actors—the Hedgerow Players of Moylan-Rose Valley, Pa.— come to Camden tonight to present Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece, "The Emperor Jones."

The performance, arranged by the United Literary Players, will begin at 8.30 p. m. in the Camden High School Auditorium, with Jasper Deeter, founder of the Hedgerow group, in the villiainous role of "Smathers."

Tickets will be available at the box office for 50 cents, 75 cents and $1, plus tax. The booking was made by Sol Zubrow, president, and Joseph Ostrov, vice president of the U.L.P., and Milton C. Nurock and Benjamin Asbell, co-chairmen.

In addition to Deeter, the cast will include Arthur Rich, widely known Negro actor who got his theatrical training in the Soviet in the Moscow Art Theatre, who will play the part of "The Emperor Jones."

"The Emperor" is one of O'Neill's most famous plays. The story of a West Indies "kingdom" before the Marines is too well known to bear repetition, but how O'Neill came to write the play is not so. In the only interview on the subject, O'Neill explained:

"The Idea of 'The Emperor-Jones' came from an old circus man I knew. This man told me a story current in Haiti concerning the late President Sam. This was to the effect that Sam had said they'd never get him with a lead bullet; that he would get himself first with a silver one . . . This notion about the silver bullet struck me, and I made a note of the story.

"About six months later I got the idea of the woods,, but I couldn't see how it could be done on the stage, and I passed it up again. A year elapsed. One day I was reading of the religious feasts in the Congo and the uses to which the drum is put there; how it starts at a normal pulse and is slowly intensified until the heart-beat of everyone present corresponds to the frenzied beat of the drum.

"There was an idea and an experiment! How would this sort of thing work on an audience in a theatre? The effect of the tropical forest on the human imagination was honestly come by. It was the result of my own experience while prospecting for gold in Spanish Honduras.


A pipe 25 feet long, 10 inches in diameter, weighing 300 pounds and valued at $25, stolen from in front of the blacksmith shop of Horace S. Greenwell at 7 North Second street, was recovered today less than an hour after its theft had been reported.

The pipe was recovered by Detective Edwin Mills in a junkyard at Second and Pine streets. Joseph Fugaro, an employee at the establishment, told Mills that two boys, about 16, brought the pipe last 
night in a pushcart and that when he refused to buy it, dumped it in the street. Fugaro said he rolled the pipe in.

Floor Show to Be Added Feature of Dance Here on Saturday

Plans for a snappy floor show as an additional feature' of the second annual charity ball of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Camden Forest No. 5, were announced yesterday.

Sonny James with the recording and broadcasting orchestra that bears his name, will supply the music— interspersing swing for the youngsters with waltzes for the old-timers.

James will present as the floor show attraction The Musical Aces and Their Queens, radio performers. 

Harold Stephans, vocalist with the orchestra, also will be featured.

The ball is scheduled for Saturday night at Hotel Walt Whitman.

The general committee consists of the membership of all other committees, which are:

Executive: Joseph C. Brown, Grand Tall Cedar, ex-officio; William E. Strouse, chairman and Daniel W. Forsyth, secretary and treasurer.

Grand Conductor: Walter W. Giffins.

Reception: Paul C. Ireton, leader; George Murray, Walter Morris, William Roher, Harry Holt, Vic Marx, Charles Ackley, Howard Dahl, Francis Gaskill, Frederick von Nieda, and Frank Hartmann.

Tickets, Walter Mattison; door, Louis Bull and Paul B. Miles, press, Frank H. Ryan. Electrical, Wilbur Peters; wardrobe, Charles Neil, William Strong, Elmer Burgess, Taylor Kellogg and Charles Green; safety, Lieut. George W. Frost, Frank Jaggard, Russell Young and Francis Gutherman; decorations, Fred Knodel, Charles Dorrman, Harry Sykes, Harry Flowers, Merton McCormick, Edward Zimmerman and William Delbaugh.


Rehearsals are being held for the 1938 Revue to be presented for the benefit of St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church, Westfield avenue and Dudley street, on February 24 and 25.

Milton K. Stanley, former county detective, is directing the play. Electrical effects and scenery are under the direction of Ellsworth Marcoe. The women of the church are preparing new wardrobes for the cast. Jimmy Lang and his band will provide music for the show.

Camden County Organization to Honor New Officers on Feb. 24

Additional plans were made by a committee of Young Republicans of Camden County, Inc., for the dinner-dance to be given in honor of newly elected officers of the group on Thursday night, Feb. 24, at the Old Mill Inn, Pennsauken.

Sub-committees were selected at the meeting by the dinner-dance committee which Is headed by Elsie V. Plumb, Mt. Ephraim, chairman, and Edward G. Hummell, Gloucester City, co-chairman.

Members of the sub-committees are: Door, Machael Albert; chairmen, John Kane, Morris Weiss, Clarence Teffeau and Walter T. Gross, Jr.; tickets, Elizabeth Doyle; flowers, Sosanna Hoover; speakers' committee, B. Frank Schaffer, chairman, Franklin L. Deibert and Franklin P. Jackson, Third; reception, Vera Lina; chairmen, Verna Mounce, Margaret Chamberlin, Edward O'Brien and Robert Caldwell.

The new officers who will be honored are: George R. Bodine, Pennsauken, chairman; Marie R. Doyle, Camden, vice chairman and associate state chairman of the Young Republicans of New Jersey; Jane Binnig, Camden, secretary, and Hyman Weiss, Oaklyn, treasurer.

Officers of the State Young Republicans who are on the guest list include: Albert B. Hermann, Middlesex county, chairman; Betty VanD. Smith, Passaic county, vice chairman; Ronald T. King, Burlington county, secretary; Augustus S. Dreier, Somerset county, treasurer; Ruth Ludington, Union county; Edgar Williamson, Essex county, and LeRoy V. Garrabrant, Monmouth county, associate state chairmen.





41st Anniversary Will Be Observed by Broadcast in Afternoon
4th Annual Child Welfare Institute Being Planned for April

The desire to carry on toward the goal envisioned by founders of the Parent-Teacher Association will be emphasized throughout the country in honor of the 41st anniversary of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers.

A Founders Day broadcast will be heard on the Parent-Teacher Radio Forum next Wednesday from 4.30-5 p. m. over the NBC blue network. 

Mrs. Percy Powell, Mrs. Fred M. Raymond and Miss Mary England are in charge of the program.

One of the vital topics to be considered that day is "What needs to be 
done for children today?"

The celebration of Founders Day started by Mrs. David O. Mears in 1910, thirteen years after the organization of the National Congress of Mothers, and the "birthday gifts" from local units are used for the extension of this service to childhood so that it may be carried to every girl and every boy in the country. 


Mrs. Herbert Schoellkopf, county Americanization chairman, urges every parent-teacher member to display the American flag on three important birthdays being celebrated this month, namely: Lincoln's 
Birthday, February 12; Founder's Day, February 17, and Washington's Birthday, February 22.

Word has been received of the cancellation of the "Homemakers Forum" on station WOR. The series of talks on the adolescent which were to have been given on this program, are available in mimeographed form from the office of the home demonstration agent, Miss Mary M. Leaming, room 208, courthouse, Camden. In requesting this information, the name of the particular talk desired and the definite number of copies needed should be specked.

Parent-Teacher members are looking forward to the fourth annual Child Welfare Institute to be held in April. Plans for this institute are being formulated by Albert M. Bean, superintendent of Camden county schools, who is general chairman. The theme this year will be "Guidance" being divided in four classes pertaining to career, character, community and health.

Guest Speaker

MRS. MORRIS FOULK Director of the southern P. T. A. district and second
vice president of the New Jersey Parents and Teachers Congress, who was guest
speaker at the Garfield School, Camden, P. T. A. meeting: last night.


Broadway — Mrs. Ralph Jones, county magazine chairman, was the guest speaker at the meeting Tuesday night. A playlet in commemoration of Founder's Day was presented by a group from the Northeast-Sewell association. Mrs. Thomas Melchore presided. Mrs. George Lee, welfare chairman, has made arrangements for an industrial tour on February 21. Mrs. Walter Gross attended the meeting of the Home Demonstration Extension on Monday. Mrs. C. Fred Becker, parent discussion group 
leader, is holding a meeting in the school on Tuesday at 1.30 p. m. A donation of $1.25 was approved to be given the recreation committee toward the New York trip of the winners in the sewing contest held recently.

CassadyMrs. M. Moullette, Summer round up chairman, has appointed a committee to assist her in her work. They are Mrs. E. Hudson, president; Mrs. R. Bowen, vice president; Mrs. H. Mount, 
secretary; Mrs. A. Reinhold and G. McGrath Kershaw. The executive committee will hold a meeting next Wednesday at the home of Mrs. K. Hudson at 8 o'clock.

Cooper—Health night was held at the regular meeting Monday. Mrs. G. Kramer, county health chairman, spoke on the importance of correct food for children. A play was presented by the Seventh grade English class, under the direction of Miss E. Hanna. A violin solo was rendered by Miss A. Claypool, accompanied at the piano by Miss V. Merwall. An educational trip has been planned for this afternoon at 1.30.

Cramer — The county president's message echoes from the release were read by Mrs. William Rowntree, president, at the meeting last week. A gift of $1.25 was sent to the committee on the Doll Dressing Contest. Mrs. Arthur Fichter, membership chairman; Mrs. Fred Creag-er, welfare 
chairman, and Mrs. William Rowntree, president, attended the city group meeting last week. The executive committee will meet at the home of Barney Brown, vice president, 2566 Baird boulevard, on Tuesday night at 8 o'clock. The association is sponsoring a three-act comedy, "Here Comes Charlie," to be given by the Queen Esther Society of Asbury M. E. church, on Thursday night, February 17, at 8 o'clock in the school auditorium.

H. H. Davis—Members of the discussion group met in the school yesterday under the leadership of Mrs. William Allen, discussion group chairman, followed by rehearsal for the Founder's Day play arranged by Miss Kathleen Willetts, Founder's Day chairman. A candle lighting ceremony will also be given in observance of Founder's Day, at the meeting Thursday. Calvin Chambers will compile the publicity record book to be displayed at the annual luncheon. A trip to an industrial plant is planned for next Wednesday afternoon. A bus will leave the school at 1 p. m.

Dudley—Mrs. Elizabeth James and Mrs. Sarah Miller who were in charge of purchasing of basketball suits for the school team, reported that donations of $10.65 have been received from business people and friends. The executive committee has approved sending $1.25 to the Recreation Commission toward the New York trip for winners of the Doll Dressing Contest. Mrs. Clara Batten, chairman of the committee in charge of purchasing a new banner, has been authorized to purchase 
same as soon as possible. Mrs. Florence Fiedler, newly appointed summer round-up chairman, is making plans for a thorough survey of the school neighborhood in order to enlist the aid of the parents of preschool children. Founders' Day exercises will be held tonight at the meeting.

McKinley—Harry Roye will speak at the meeting next Tuesday night. There will also be a Founders' Day ceremony. Those taking part will rehearse Friday at 3.30 a. m. at the school. Mrs. Rudolph Koerner will hold a study group meeting at her home next Wednesday at 2.00 p. m. Next Thursday a covered dish luncheon will be held by Mrs. R. Koerner and Mrs. Morris Sellers at the home of Mrs. R. Koerner, Fremont and Thirty-fifth street. On Thursday a meeting on character education will be held at the school at 3.30 p. m. Miss Alice Butler, general secretary of the Y. W. C. A., fill speak.

Liberty & Starr—The meeting of the executive committee will be held ext Thursday night at the home of Mrs. Charles Baden, 954 Pine street. Mrs. Emily S. Hurd, publicity chairman, who served as chairman of the judging committee of the sewing contest sponsored by the Recreation commission, recently acted as judge of the sewing contest held by the T A. at SS. Peter and Paul school on Tuesday night.

Parkside—Mrs. Robert Simmington, council chairman, and Mrs. Rocco Palese, city chairman, gave brief talks at the meeting last Thursday night. Corsages were presented to them by Mrs. Sinclair Sondie, program chairman. Proceeds from the sale of a cake will be sent as a Founders' Day gift to he National Congress to be used or extension work.

North-East & Sewell — Mrs. Grace Dill, discussion group leader, attended the meeting in City Hall Monday under the direction of Miss Mary Leaming, home demonstration agent. A meeting of the discussion group was held in the Sewell school on Tuesday afternoon.

Sumner—The ways and means committee met at the home of Mrs. Grace Thomas, president, on Monday. Plans for various entertainments for the months of February, March and April were made. A membership campaign was launched. The topic of discussion at the meeting on Wednesday was "How the School Prepares for Home and Family Life."

H. C. Sharp—The regular meeting was held Friday. Gordon Carrigan presided. The Rev. Eric A. Osterle of Collingswood. discussed "Youth Problems." "Founders' Day" was observed, also the ninth birthday of this unit. A large birthday cake was lighted by the past presidents, and a large candle lighted by Miss Ethel Lee for Founders Day. Miss Lee was congratulated for her wonderful co-operation with all presidents and P.T.A. work; and was presented with a corsage of red roses. Each president in turn was presented with a red rose bud buttonaire by Miss Esther Bauer, who had charge of the program, assisted by Miss Maier and Mrs. Barton. Each president gave a "Reminiscent" of his service. They were as follows: Chester Knaub, Harry Krattenmaker, Herman Neissner, Gordon Carrigan, Howard Stewart, Raymond Price.

Washington — Rev. E1wood A. Harrar spoke Tuesday at the Founders Day meeting Tuesday. Mrs. Howard Weeden, city juvenile probation chairman, was guest speaker. Miss Charlotte V. Dover, former principal of the school, was also a guest. A brief history of the association were called upon to speak. John White was the first president. He was followed by Jacob Grosmick, Mrs. Wilbur Cassedy, and the present president, Mrs. Richard Baker. Mrs. F. Kauff man reports the cake sale a success. Mrs. William Mitchell reported plans to form a First Aid class that will be given a course by the Red Cross.

H. B. Wilson—Plans were made for the Founders Day program at the executive committee meeting Thursday afternoon in the school. Mrs. Lawrence Miller was named chairman. Miss Harriet Reiners will speak on character education at the next meeting. The basketball team was furnished with suits by the unit.

Yorkship—After a short business session with Mrs. James L. Ferris presiding, the monthly meeting was turned over to Mrs. J. P. McMillion, county chairman of alcohol and narcotics. Rev. H. S. Lepperd, of Fairview M. E. Church, spoke. Mrs David Pyper, chairman of ways and means, announced plans for a care party to be held on February 18. Proceeds will be used for expenses to carry on the monthly dances and Annual Field Day. The discussion group met today in teachers lunch 
room. Mrs. Malcolm Steck, leader, will use as a topic "What Interests Adolescence." As a special feature for the monthly dances the organization has arranged to have a half hour of dancing instructions before the regular dancing begins. Attending the city group meeting at City Hall were Mrs. James L. Ferris, president; Mrs David Pyper, Mrs. M. Johnson, Mrs. Eleanor Wynn, Mrs. W. Clemmens Mrs. George Mehaffey and Mrs. Harold Turner attended.

Lincoln—Dr. Helen Schrak gave a talk on health and a report on health conditions of the children of this school at the last meeting. A Founders Day sketch was presented by Mrs. M. Beaumont, Mrs. G. Welmrich, Mrs. E. Schelpat and Mrs. K Conlin.



Bellmawr—The unit will hold a card party in the school basement today. Mrs. Eric Rathey is chairman. The regular meeting will be held on Tuesday.

Mt. Ephraim—The regular meeting will be held Wednesday at S p. m. A Founder's Day program is being planned.

Glendora—The regular meeting will be held Tuesday night in the school. A Founder's Day program has been prepared.


James A. Garfield—Miss Elizabeth J. England, publicity chairman, attended the publicity meeting at the Zane School on Monday. Mrs. Bertram C. Kolb, general publicity chairman, presided. The publicity record books were discussed.

Mark Newbie—Founder's Day was observed on Tuesday, February 1. Miss Lida Garrison traced the national, state and local history of the Parent-Teacher organization.


Associations comprising the Delaware zone held a meeting on Monday night in the Still School, Merchantville. Schools represented were: Still, Erlton, Joseph Sharp, Hinchman and Coles. County chairmen who outlined the work of their respective departments were E. Albert Harker, Safety, and Mrs. Walter Cross, Goals. Mrs. Louise Warren, president of the Still Association and ler members acted as hosts to the visiting presidents and chairmen. Mrs. Leon Gaskill, zone chairman, presided.

Erlton—The mothers discussion groups met yesterday at two o'clock in the cafeteria. The topic 'The Timid Child" was led by Mrs. Russell Knight, chairman of parent education. Following this the regular association meeting was held. Those taking part in the "Candle Lighting" ceremony were Mrs. Eric Dixon, Miss Mary Maneo, Mrs. Robert Jackaway, Mrs. William Sparks, Mrs. Fred Sparks, Mrs. H. Fish, Mrs. Jack Kilmartin and Mrs. Nat Toulon. Members are helping to take the children from the upper grades on education tours.

Coles—Mrs. William McClain, Mrs. Earl Dion, Mrs. James French and Mrs. Joseph Minnick attended the zone meeting Monday. An executive meeting will be held in the school next Tuesday at 3 p. m. Mrs. Harry McComb, president, will preside. 


A meeting of associations forming the Gloucester Zone was held in the High School on Tuesday night. Mrs. Charles Bardsley, state and county juvenile protection chairman, was the guest speaker. The group were guests of the Fathers' Association at a motion picture program.

Gloucester Junior-Senior High— Mrs. Morris Foulk, second vice president of the New Jersey Congress, will speak at the regular monthly meeting next Wednesday night. Her subject will be "Founders Day Then and Now." The Parent-Teacher members have planned a luncheon in this 
school next Thursday at 11.30 a. m. The High School band, chaperoned by a committee from the Parent-Teachers, went to Lakeland last Monday night and gave a concert.

Gloucester Heights — The regular meeting was held Wednesday. Mrs.Rose Overnack, president, presided. 


A meeting of associations comprising the Haddon zone, will be held next Thursday at 2.30 p. m. in the Haddon Heights No. 1 school, Kings highway and East Atlantic avenue. Mrs. Robert Simmington, council chairman, will speak. County chairmen speaking on their respective departments will be E. Albert Harker, safety, and Mrs. Walter Gross, goals. Mrs. Henry F. Miller, zone chairman will preside.

Haddon Heights No. 1—Mrs. Walter Bowen, guest speaker at the Founders' Day Luncheon on Tuesday, had as her topic, "A Quarter Century of Progress." Other guest speakers were William C. Davis Misses Emily Rockwood and Ada Holt, Mrs. Robert Simmington, Mrs. Paul Denlinger, and Mrs. Henry Miller. The luncheon was in charge of Mrs. David Gardiner, assisted by Mrs. Elmer Williams and Mrs. Edgar Myers. Solos were furnished by Miss Delphine Desio, cellist, and vocal 
selections by Mrs. Max Weimann.

Barrington—Founders' Day will be celebrated by presentation of a candle lighting ceremony next Tues day night at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Char-lotte Plumb will be in charge. Mrs. Grace Riggins, supervisor 
of the Camden Detention Home will be the principal speaker. All of the past presidents have been invited to attend. The executive committee held its regular meeting yesterday. 


Collins Tract—An International Relations-Founders' Day program is presented at the meeting on Monday night. Richard R. Wood, of Moorestown, executive secretary of he Friends' Peace Conference, spoke on "Current Events with an International Slant." Mrs. H. Curtis Paschall 
announced that there are now 4 children receiving a hot lunch at noon. Mrs. W. W. Wright, parent-education chairman, and Mrs. Louis B. Joyce, character-education chairman, attended the meeting at the Court House, conducted for leaders of study groups.

Delair—The meeting was held Wednesday afternoon in the school auditorium. After the meeting Mrs. Leroy Hollinshed, chairman of Founders Day, had charge of the program. Mrs. Paul Denlinger, Camden County Founders Day chairman, spoke. Miss Mable Rook, president, sang solos accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Johnston. 

Merchantville— Mrs. A. Haines Lippincott will present a dramatization of "Peace" at the Founders' Day celebration and international relations program, which will be combined for the regular meeting to be held Tuesday, at 8 o'clock. At the executive committee meeting, Tuesday, a contribution to the Camden County High School Music Festival was approved.

Pennsauken No. 5—Following a luncheon at the home of Mrs. Albert B. Scheflen, material was compiled for the Publicity Record Book by Mrs. Clark Hewitt, publicity chairman, and Mrs. Scheflen. The executive committee will meet Monday night at the home of Mrs. Clark Hewitt, 7653 Rudderow avenue. Founders' Day will be observed at the regular meeting on next Thursday night in the school.

Theodore Roosevelt—A card party will be held at the home of Mrs. Verrill Beverage, Oak Terrace, tonight to raise funds for the youth dance.


Westmont No. 5—Mrs. Edward Goehring, president, presided at the executive meeting on Tuesday. Final plans were made for the Valentine Dinner Monday. Founders Day will be observed on Tuesday at 2.30 p. m. n the school.

Bettlewood—At the meeting to be held Tuesday at 3.15 p. m. in the school Founders Day will be observed.

Oaklyn—On Thursday, at 3.15 p. m. in the Clinton avenue school a musical tea will be held in honor of Founders Day and to celebrate its twenty -fifth anniversary. Mrs. Walter Cook is chairman.

Westmont No. 1—"An Anniversary Acrostic" a Founders Day pageant will be presented at the meeting to be held next Thursday night in the school.


Ashland—A discussion group which preceded the monthly meeting was led by Leslie Lord, school principal. His topic was "Safety."

Somerdale—The executive committee will meet tonight at the home of Mrs. J. L. Freas, temporary chairman.

Pine Hill—Balls and other sport equipment will be bought for the school children by this unit. A Valentine party will be given Monday at 2 p. m., in the school.

Stratford—Seventeen members at' tended the executive committee meeting held at the home of Mrs. J. Curtis Small, where plans were completed for the Founder's Day meeting, which will be held in the 
school auditorium tonight.

Runnemede—Mrs. Estelle Glading, Camden county helping teacher, spoke at the regular meeting of the association. The association celebrated Founder's Day.

Lindenwold—Mrs. John Muerdler, president, was the hostess for the round robin last Tuesday..




















Carl Barker, 40, who gave the Wiley Mission as his address, and Adolf Lemm, Jr., of 211 Burns street, a former courthouse janitor, were arraigned before Judge Baldwin yesterday on a charge of breaking and entering and theft.

They are accused of entering the paint store of Isadore Soltz, at 510 Federal street, New Year's Day and stealing a quantity of paint brushes. 

Barker admitted serving three terms in jail and told how he and Lemm entered the store, placed the brushes in a cellar and came back for them later. Lemm denied Barker's story and said he had nothing to do with the robbery.

The case was continued until tomorrow.


William H. Filer, 19, of 500 Branch street, was held in $1000 bail for Grand Jury action when arraigned in police court yesterday on a charge of unlawfully firing a gun.

Filer was arrested when Raymond F. Locke, an investigator for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, said the youth put a number of telephones out of order by firing into a trunk cable at Broadway and Lansdowne avenue.

Filer admitted, police said, that he was shooting at sparrows..

AMENDA—On February 10, 1038, William, husband of Gottliebe Amenda, age 72 years.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday at 2 p. in. at the Schroeder Funeral Home, 715 Cooper St., Camden, N. J. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may 
call Friday evening. 

CONNELLY—On February 10, 1938, Evelyn C., widow of Martin J. Connelly (nee Vaughn) of 420 Chambers Ave., Camden, age 68 years. Relatives and friends of the family, also Camp No. 10, P. O. of A. are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Sudler Funeral Home, 60 S. 27th St.-, Camden. Interment at Harleigh Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening.