ALICE KLINE PREDMORE was born about 1883 in Philadelphia. Married to Roy H. Predmore, she moved to East Camden around 1918. The Predmore family made its home at 210 Wilmot Street, not far from Woodrow Wilson High School.
Alice K. Predmore became involved in city and county politics, served as a committeewoman for the Democratic party from the 12th Ward of Camden, and at one time was vice chairman of the Democratic County Committee for Camden County. When her husband passed away in 1931, she worked as a legal secretary in Philadelphia. In 1935 she was became a member of Camden's Board of Education, and served in that capacity until her death on July 9, 1951 at the age of 67. She also was involved with the Order of the Eastern Star, a Masonic organization. Alice Predmore was survived by a son and three daughters, and her sister.
|Camden Courier-Post - May 17, 1936|
WARD CLUBS SUPPORT
The Women's Democratic Club of the Twelfth Ward and the Democratic Association of the Twelfth Ward unanimously have adopted resolutions opposing any change in the present form of city government.
Kline Predmore, committeewoman of the ward, she said:
searched all available records up to the present time and could find no
sound reason or excuse,
other than petty spite work on
lacking in the elements
true sportsmanship, for a desire for the change.
clubs are with the commissioners now in power one hundred percent,
realizing they have worked hard for the betterment of Camden since
elected, so they should be given the opportunity of fulfilling the many
plans now in their infancy for the people of Camden and the development of
this great city.”
|Camden Courier-Post * February 16, 1938|
School Estimates Board Defers Action on $1,978,225 Budget
SUM HELD TOO HIGH BY CITY OFFICIALS; REDUCTIONS SOUGHT
Mrs. Kobus Urges Employ ment of Auditor to Aid in Paring Costs
TEACHER EXPENSE RISES
The Board of School Estimates met yesterday and adjourned with out taking any action on the proposed $1,978,225 budget approved by the Board of Education.
The education budget is $135,244 more than the $1,842,981 provided for the 1937-38 year.
It seemed the sense of yester day's meeting that the items calling for additional teachers and janitors would have to be cut and that perhaps employment of new teachers for the Davis School to take care of Westfield Acres pupils could be reduced by transfer of some teachers from other schools.
Held Due to Salaries
In addition to the commissioners, the estimates board includes Mrs. Alice K. Predmore and E. George Aaron. The latter was absent.
The estimates board, which must approve the budget, adjourned in definitely to meet again at the call of the Mayor when McCord's audit is completed.
Mrs. Kobus explained that virtually the entire increase is due to restoration of one-half of the exist ing 10 percent salary cuts and the proposed additions of 20 new teachers and two janitors.
The president added that 15 of the new teachers are assigned to the recently enlarged Davis School, three to the two high schools and two to junior schools.
Half of the increase will appear in Camden City's 1938 budget, which operates on a calendar year as contrasted with the school fiscal year.
Five-Cent Rise on 1938
The total rise is equivalent to 10 cents on the tax rate, so that half the amount means a five-cent increase on the 1938 rate
Mrs. Kobus said she with other board members did everything possible to prevent an increase and pointed out that the only unusual increase, other than teachers' salaries was for supplies and materials.
In making up the budget the board members pared several appropriations in an effort to apportion $43,000 as a sponsor's share to obtain a PWA grant of $232,000 for additions, alterations and im provements to several schools.
The appropriation for teachers is $1,487,061, compared to $1,388,745 for the last fiscal year, an increase of $98,316.
For other salaries, including executive, office, clerical and janitors, $262,579 was appropriated. The total for the previous year was $236,386, an increase of $27,868.
The amount for supplies, materials and other items is $226,910, an increase of $9160 over the pre vious year when the total was $217,850.
The city's apportionment of revenue to be appropriated is $1,692,225. In estimated sources of revenue, $100,000 is expected to come from an additional state appropriation. Additional state funds include, appropriation, $169,463; manual training, $5000; crippled children, $1500; evening schools, $500.
Other anticipated revenue items include tuition fees, $1000; teachers absence refunds, $3000; miscellaneous, $3000.
Albert Austermuhl stated additional funds may
be anticipated from enrollment of students from schools outside the city.
He also stated the state has not paid the city its share for the "education of
crippled children. The amount in arrears for two past years is $3000,
For instructions in elementary, high, junior high schools and manual training the amount is fixed at $1,431,117.
The sum of $135,884 is set up for supervisory instruction, with $41,615 for administration.
Costs for operation of elementary schools is placed at $130,067. The cost for the operation of the high schools is $47,605 with $37,750 appropriated for junior high schools.
Other budget items include co ordinated activities, $40,956; property maintenance cost, $74,455; fix ed charges, $13,760; auxiliary agencies, $8900; special schools, $15,116.
Total salaries for teachers in elementary, kindergarten, special classes and correction classes total $874,955. For high school teachers the amount is $259,467. Junior school teachers salaries total $156,169.
The increases for teachers are: elementary and other classes, $53,535; high schools, $19,146; junior schools, $10,279. Manual training costs increased $5066.
Cost for elementary school janitor salaries is set at $81,217, an increase of $11,428. Most of the increase is due to additional janitorial service required for the Davis school annex.
The sum of $33,655 is appropriated for high school janitors, an increase of $1815. The amount for junior high school janitors is $27,000, an increase of $1483..
|Camden Courier-Post * July 1, 1941|
CHILDREN TO ATTEND OUTING
100 Little Folks to Be Guests on Sgt. Ray Smith's Birthday
More than 100 crippled children from this vicinity will be entertained at the seventh annual Sgt. Ray Smith's crippled children's day and birthday party, next Monday.
The party, an annual affair, is staged by the Elks' crippled childrens committee and the Sgt. Ray's birthday party committee.
The youngsters will meet at the Elks Home, 808 Market street, and will be taken to Clementon Park in buses where Theodore Gibbs, manager of the park will throw open the entire facilities of the park for the crippled children, staging a special show in the afternoon. A luncheon will be served at the park by the committee.
At four o'clock the youngsters will be taken to the Silver Lake Inn where a special amateur show will be staged on the lawn by the crippled children themselves. A sports entertainment will be staged by Otto O'Keefe, of the Veteran Boxers Association of Philadelphia, then dinner arranged by John E. Weber, proprietor of the Silver Lake Inn. During the dinner hour the youngsters, will be entertained, by talent from Philadelphia and nearby night clubs, with Otto O'Keefe presenting the acts.
After the children's party, a dinner will be served in honor of Sgt. Ray Smith, on his 46th birthday.
Officers of the Crippled Childrens Committee headed by Smith include Homer H. Lotier, treasurer, and A. Lincoln Michener, secretary. Mrs. Florence A. Lovett is executive secretary.
The party committee is headed by Carlton W. Rowand and Charles W. Anderson. Surrogate Frank B. Hanna is the treasurer.
Those who have been invited to attend are Mayor George E. Brunner, Congressman Charles A. Wolverton, Prosecutor Samuel P. Orlando, Firmin Michel, Albert E. Burling, Albert Austermuhl, secretary of the Board of Education, George I. Shaw, Mary W. Kobus, director of Public Safety; Dr. Henry J. Schireson, Camden county freeholders Robert Worrell, Mrs. Alice Predmore, S. Norcross 3rd, members or Veterans of Foreign Wars of Camden County Council and many business men and civic leaders.
Ladies of the Elks' Auxiliary who will assist with the children throughout the day are: Mrs. Alice Heck, president; Mrs. Sarah Austermuhl, Mrs. Reba Crawford, Mrs. Emma Vandergrift, Mrs. Tillie Weber, Mrs. Helene Sauerhoff, Mrs. Anna Rose, Miss Emma Lee, Mrs. Sallie Moore, Mrs. Marion Holdcraft, Mrs. Etta Preisendanz, Mrs. Eva Poland, Mrs. Lena Jantzen, Mrs. May Talman and Mrs. Irene Berg.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
ETHAN A. LANG
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