Category: News Articles

  • Ketchell-Walcott Even in Camden Mitt Tilt

    Ketchell-Walcott Even in Camden Mitt Tilt

    Bridgewater Courier-News – July 15, 1936 Camden – Billy Ketchell, 181, Millville, and Jersey Joe Walcott, 180, Merchantville, battled to a 10-round draw in the windup bout of a boxing show here last night. In the semi-final, Joe Allen, 135, Camden, took the decision over Johnny Toomey, 136, Newark, in eight rounds. Joey Straiges, Camden…

  • Allen Beats Toomey

    Allen Beats Toomey

    Camden Courier Post – July 15, 1936 By FRANK KOPESKY South Jersey fight fans still are at odds over the superiority of their “Jersey Joe” Walcott, the Merchantville “Brown Bomber,” and the veteran Billy Ketchell, of Millville, tangled at the Pennsauken Open Air Arena last night and engaged in a 10-round draw. A gathering of…

  • Joey Allen to Meet Tough Foe in Toomey

    Joey Allen to Meet Tough Foe in Toomey

    Camden Courier Post – July 13, 1936 Newark Lightweight May End Local’s Streak Here in Semi-final Tomorrow Walcott vs Ketchell in 10-Round Windup A keen two-fisted scrap, which should rival the “Jersey Joe” Walcott-Billy Ketchell featured match, has been arranged for the eight- round semi-final of the Atlas Boxing Club’s show tomorrow night at the…

  • Wirtz to Hear Fate in Bandit Quiz Today

    Wirtz to Hear Fate in Bandit Quiz Today

    Camden Courier-Post – March 19, 1936 Colsey Doubts Cop Will Face Charges; Case to Go to Garnd Jury Decision on any action to be taken against Stanley Wirtz, suspended Camden detective charged with having furnished the guns and automobile for a holdup, will be made today by Commissioner Mary W. Kobus and Police Chief Arthur…

  • Wirtz Ordered to Face Inquiry By Mrs. Kobus

    Wirtz Ordered to Face Inquiry By Mrs. Kobus

    Camden Courier-Post – March 18, 1936 Carr and Koerner Will Be Questioned in Holdup Case Caution is urged by Justice Lloyd Detective Stanley Wirtz, suspended by Police Chief Arthur Colsey yesterday pending investigation into charges that he supplied the guns and an automobile for a holdup, has been ordered to appear today before Commissioner Mary…

  • ‘Joey’ Powell Rearrested As County Opens Holdup Probe

    ‘Joey’ Powell Rearrested As County Opens Holdup Probe

    Camden Courier-Post – March 17, 1936 Orlando Acts as City Cops Free Former Boxer in Payroll Plot Frameup Charged by Another Suspect Prisoner Says Ex-Fighter Got Him in on Theft, Tipped Police Joseph “Joey” Powell, former boxer who was arrested by city police in connection with a South Camden holdup and subsequently released, was rearrested…

  • Father Finds Daughter Victim of Gas Fumes

    Camden Courier-Post – February 29, 1936 Miss Viola Kester, 32, was found dead by her father in the bathroom of her home at 1214 North Thirty-third Street at 11 :30 a. m. yesterday. Illuminating gas was flowing from a hose. Cracks around the door had been stuffed with paper. Police described the case as one…

  • Rules Defer Naming City’s Finance Advisor During Bitter Session

    Camden Courier-Post – February 28, 1936 Hartmann Charges Bennett Agreed to Drop 60 Plan Of Refunding REVENUE CHIEF MAKES HOT DENIAL New Applicant for Post as Consultant Interviewed By W. OLIVER KINCANNON Camden City Commission failed again yesterday to settle the question: Who will be Camden’s financial adviser? A meeting called to settle the point…

  • Capt. H. G. Sparrow All-Navy Ship

    Camden Courier-Post – February 28, 1936 Capt. H. G. Sparrow All-Navy Ship, No. 1269, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 304 State Street. James H. O’Brien, chairman of the entertainment committee, will preside at a leap year party at the Ship’s quarters Saturday night. Paul A. Kline, chairman of the U.S.S. Chicago World War Association, has begun…

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    Camden Courier-Post – February 28, 1936 The regular weekly luncheon of the American Legion Luncheon Club was held at the Hotel Walt Whitman last Monday with Townsend H. Boyer, chairman, presiding. Boyer introduced John Carl, commander of the Murray-Trout Post No. 262, of Audubon and also principal of the Audubon High School. Commander Carl talked…

  • Fairview Legion Plans Amateur Boxing Meeting

    Camden Courier-Post – February 28, 1936 Competition to be Held In Camden for Three Nights in May Blanks to Enter Are Now Ready Fairview Post No. 71, American Legion, will stage what promises to be the biggest amateur boxing tournament ever held in New Jersey on the nights of May 12, 13 and 16, at…

  • Camden Votes to Pay Expert on Refunding of City Debts

    Camden Courier-Post – February 26, 1936 Applicants With Programs to Be Considered by Board Today COMMISSIONERS AGREE ON KOBUS SUGGESTION Chapter 60 and 77 Author Overruled in Plea to Disregard Proposal Camden’s city commissioners yesterday agreed to select a paid financial adviser to guide the city out of its financial morass. They said they expect…

  • Illness Causes Shifts for Police Officials

    Illness Causes Shifts for Police Officials

    Camden Courier-Post – February 26, 1936 Temporary changes in the police department to offset the absence of Lieutenant George Frost, head of the First District, who is ill, and Lieutenant George Ward, of headquarters, who is away on police business, were announced yesterday by Chief Arthur Colsey. Sgt. John Potter, of the Third District, is…

  • Owner Held in Taproom Brawls

    Owner Held in Taproom Brawls

    Camden Courier-Post – February 24, 1936 Proprietor of Wall Street Club Charged With Hitting Policeman Four persons were arrested early yesterday during a free-for-all fight in the Wall Street Club, 340 Federal Street, according to police. Edward Markowitz, 38, proprietor of the place, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on an officer, resisting…

  • Kobus Named Head of Puzzlers Group As Convention Ends

    Kobus Named Head of Puzzlers Group As Convention Ends

    Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 24, 1936 ‘Nedmac’ (Spell It Backwards) Elected; Wife Retires as Vice President NEW WORDS PRESENTED By THOMAS O’HALLORAN Joseph F. Kobus, retired Camden merchant, was elected president of the National Puzzlers League, Inc. at the closing session yesterday of its 105th semi-annual convention. The convention opened Saturday in the Hotel Walt…