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  • Camden Brewery ‘Trial’ Date Is Set

    Camden Brewery ‘Trial’ Date Is Set

    Camden Courier-Post – August 8, 1933 Hearing on Revocation of Permit Starts in Post Office Building Aug. 21 Hearing in the revocation of permit proceedings against the Camden County Cereal Beverage Company will be held in the post office building here August 21. That was announced yesterday by Leo A. Crossen, recently appointed supervisor of…

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  • Leon E. Todd Dinner Planned by Realtors

    Camden Courier-Post – August 8, 1933 Leon E. Todd, Camden and Medford realtor, newly elected vice president of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, will be honored at a testimonial dinner to be given here September 15, it was revealed last night. Edward J. Borden, president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission, will…

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  • Orator Hits N.R.A., Gets Sock; Khaki Shirt Speaker Jailed

    Orator Hits N.R.A., Gets Sock; Khaki Shirt Speaker Jailed

    Camden Courier-Post – August 8, 1933 First Victim Carried Away After Punch, Second Is Arrested for Carrying Riding Crop Loaded With Lead Attacks on President Roosevelt’s N.R.A. program by two open-air orators at the court house plaza ended yesterday when one, a “Khaki Shirt,” was arrested on a charge of inciting to riot and the…

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  • Realty Men Oppose County Park Loans

    Realty Men Oppose County Park Loans

    Camden Courier-Post – August 9, 1933 Resolution Denounces Borrowing of Funds for Projects Not Self-liquidating One of two resolutions adopted yesterday afternoon by the Taxation Committee of the Camden County Real Estate Board opposes the borrowing by Camden county or city of any funds for projects that are not self-liquidating. The resolutions were acted upon…

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  • BREWERY HERE FACING CLOSING MAY BE SOLD BEFORE TRIAL

    BREWERY HERE FACING CLOSING MAY BE SOLD BEFORE TRIAL

    Camden Courier Post – August 10, 1933 Camden Concern Expected to Be Bought by Ice Cream Company HASSEL AND DUFFY LISTED AMONG OWNERS Revocation of Permit Hearing Will Start Here August 21 Sale of the Camden County Cereal Beverage Company by its present owners is scheduled before August 21, the date of its revocation of…

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  • William Nece Dies at Wheel of His Car

    Camden Courier-Post – August 11, 1933 William B. Nece, 50, of 30 Strawbridge avenue, Westmont, was found dead last night at the wheel of his automobile, parked near Fourth and Penn Streets. Death was attributed to a heart attack by Coroner Benjamin R. Denny, who will perform a postmortem at Cooper Hospital today. Nece was…

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  • Illness Drives Merchant to Take His Life

    Camden Courier-Post – August 11, 1933 Daughter Finds Him Dead Over Gas Range at Home Despondent over a prolonged illness, Isaac Greenstein, 50, of 411 Broadway, proprietor of a men’s clothing store at that address, committed suicide last night by inhaling gas. Greenstein was found slumped over a gas range in the kitchen of his…

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  • Big-scale Payroll Forgeries Feared as Man Dupes Dentist

    Big-scale Payroll Forgeries Feared as Man Dupes Dentist

    Camden Courier-Post – August 11, 1933 Large scale forgery of payroll checks drawn against a Philadelphia laundry is suspected by Camden police in the passing of a check against a Camden dentist. Dr. Edward Schiff, dentist, of 602 Federal Street, reported to police that a strange man passed a $25 check on him after obtaining…

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  • Woman Accuses Two of Assault in Home

    Woman Accuses Two of Assault in Home

    Camden Courier-Post – August 15, 1933 Andrew Scarduzio, 35, of 1804 South Fourth street, and Edward McCloy, 29, of 50 Yale road, Audubon, are being held without bail pending a hearing in police court today on charges of atrocious assault and battery preferred by Martha Kuchinski, of 47 Jasper Street. The woman told police they…

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  • Smallwood Likely to Surprise Pepe

    Smallwood Likely to Surprise Pepe

    Camden Courier-Post – August 15, 1933 Wilmington, Del., Middleweight, Meets Veteran Philadelphian on Friday When Johnny Pepe, veteran Philadelphia middleweight, mingles with Joe Smallwood of Wilmington, Del. in the first half of a double-windup at Grip’s Pennsauken township open-air Arena on Friday night, the Quaker City entrant will be playing with fire. The two are…

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  • Jimmy Rodgers is Given 180 Days

    Jimmy Rodgers is Given 180 Days

    Camden Courier-Post – August 15, 1933 Former Boxer Jailed on Speakeasy Charge, Held on Stolen Goods Count James “Jimmy” Rodgers, 28-year-old former boxer who on numerous occasions has run afoul of the law, was sentenced yesterday to serve 180 days in the county jail for operating a speakeasy at 1000 Segal Street. In addition, he…

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  • 43 Camden Recruits Thrive In Chill Conservation Camp

    43 Camden Recruits Thrive In Chill Conservation Camp

    Camden Courier-Post – August 16, 1933 Group Gaining Weight in Vermont Mountains as They Clear Timber to Make Way for Jam, And Sleep Under Heavy Blankets Forty-three Camden city and county men with Company 2204, Citizens’ Conservation Corps, are now located at Knapp Andrew Camp, Montpelier, Vt., word received here yesterday disclosed. E. C. Rochester,…

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  • 12 Arrests Halt Bogus Money Flow

    12 Arrests Halt Bogus Money Flow

    Camden Courier-Post – August 16, 1933 South Jersey Police Believe Majority of Those in “Ring” Are in Jail Flooding of South Jersey with counterfeit money was believed by police to be effectively stopped yesterday with a total of 12 suspects now held for prosecution. Six men, all of Philadelphia, arraigned yesterday before Police Judge Garfield…

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  • Five Women Faint As Court Jails Men

    Five Women Faint As Court Jails Men

    Camden Courier-Post – August 16, 1933 Turmoil Caused as Judge Acts to End Vandalism in County A court room crowded to the doors was thrown into a turmoil of excitement yesterday when five women became hysterical upon hearing Judge Samuel M. Shay impose prison terms on three men who pleaded guilty to vandalism in special…

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  • Ex-Policeman Who Turned Bandit Jailed 18 Months for $70 Holdup

    Ex-Policeman Who Turned Bandit Jailed 18 Months for $70 Holdup

    Camden Courier-Post – August 16, 1933 DESERTER OF CHILD MUST SHUN WOMEN TO KEEP FROM CELL 10 Lawbreakers Imprisoned Out of 12 Arraigned Before Judge Shay ALIBI FAILS GUN TOTER Five state prison sentences, four “light” terms in the county jail, a fine, a suspension of sentence and a sending of a youth to reform…

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  • Cop on Ledge Thrills Hundreds Drawn by False Burglar Alarm

    Cop on Ledge Thrills Hundreds Drawn by False Burglar Alarm

    Camden Courier-Post – August 16, 1933 Several hundred persons, attracted by the loud ringing of a burglar alarm at the King jewelry store, 4 Broadway, watched Patrolman John V. Wilkie last night as he climbed over the roof of the building and across a narrow ledge to an open second story window to investigate the…

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  • Jobless Son Kills Jake Schiller Wo Saves Boys Wife From Gun

    Jobless Son Kills Jake Schiller Wo Saves Boys Wife From Gun

    Camden Courier-Post – September 18, 1933 SLAYER CRAZED BY SEPARATION, RELATIVES SAY Dazedly Insists He Had No Intention of Shooting Sire ESTRANGED WIFE SEEN IN SUICIDE TRY Slain Man Long Was Prominent Figure in Camden Politics Jacob Schiller, 72, for 45 years a political figure here, is dead, shot by his own son. The slayer,…

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  • Schiller Indicted on Murder Charge

    Schiller Indicted on Murder Charge

    Camden Courier-Post – September 20, 1933 Slain Politician’s Son Must Stand Trial for Killing of Father William Schiller, 30-year-old former summer cop, was indicted for murder today and must stand trial for the fatal shooting of his father, Jacob Schiller, 72, well-known and well-liked politician. The indictment was one of 39 true bills in a…

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  • 6 To Make Pleas Next Monday to Murder Charges

    6 To Make Pleas Next Monday to Murder Charges

    Camden Courier-Post – September 30, 1933 Baldwin Will Move for Speedy Trials Before Judge Shay Number Largest in Last 20 Years Several Reported Ready to Throw Themselves on Mercy of Court Six alleged slayers will appear in Camden Criminal Court Monday to enter pleas to indictments. That is the largest number of persons charged with…

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  • W.C. Aitken Dies at 87, One Time Builder

    W.C. Aitken Dies at 87, One Time Builder

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1933 The funeral of William C. Aitken, 87, retired builder, who died Saturday at his home at 421 Penn street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Aitken was one of the best known builders of his day. He erected more than 200 houses, principally on Cooper street, He…

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  • Aitken Funeral to be on Wednesday

    Aitken Funeral to be on Wednesday

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1933 Retired Builder Dies at Penn Street Home; Resident Here for 50 Years The funeral of William C. Aitken, 87, retired builder, who died Saturday at his home at 421 Penn street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Aitken was one of the best known builders of his…

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  • Banquet to Honor John S. M’Taggart

    Banquet to Honor John S. M’Taggart

    Camden Courier-Post – March 10, 1934 Popular Patrolman Will Be Guest at G.O.P. Club in Sixth Ward A testimonial dinner will be tendered Patrolman John S. McTaggart, well known member of the Camden police force, at 8 p.m. next Friday at the Sixth Ward Republican Club. Officer McTaggart, who resides at 806 South Sixth street,…

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  • 2 Runaway Horses Imperil Children

    2 Runaway Horses Imperil Children

    Camden Courier-Post – May 17, 1934 Gallopers Stage Impromptu Race in South Camden Traffic Scores of children on their way to school were endangered yesterday when two horses hitched to a bakery wagon ran away in South Camden streets, ignoring red traffic lights and shouts of pedestrians and motorists. A horse hitched to a wagon…

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  • Chambers Seeks Nomination

    Chambers Seeks Nomination

    Camden Courier-Post – May 10, 1934 Alexander G. Chambers. He seeks nomination as candidate for the Camden County Board of Freeholders in the Sixth ward, where a stirring battle is expected among Republicans on Tuesday. A resident of 1404 Broadway, Chambers is allied with the Baird-Baker faction and opposing Harry J. Burrichter, for the party…

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  • Tenth Arrest Made Here in Numbers Quiz

    Tenth Arrest Made Here in Numbers Quiz

    Camden Evening Courier – September 13, 1934 1 ADMITS GUILT AND POLICE SAY LINKS OTHERS Others Must Face Trial; More Arraigned and Bonds Fixed By Court Campaign Against Writers Pushed With Feitz Probe ALLEGED ‘BARON’ IS HELD IN BAIL Mayor Pledges Aid of Camden Cops to State on Illicit Liquor Arrests in the numbers racket…

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  • Store Bandits to be Quizzed in Chester on Feitz Murder

    Store Bandits to be Quizzed in Chester on Feitz Murder

    Camden Courier-Post Evening Courier – September 14, 1934 Material Witness Will View Suspects Caught by Camden Sleuths BRICKNER QUESTIONED BY COLSEY ON HOLDUP Police Order All Persons Arrested to Face ‘Line Up’ in Slaying Probe Seven men and women held by Camden as police as material witnesses in the murder of Detective William T. Feitz…

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  • Orlando Assumes Charge of Vice War

    Orlando Assumes Charge of Vice War

    Camden Evening Courier – September 17, 1934 Prosecutor Samuel P. Orlando today dropped all other duties and took personal charge of the drive to rid Camden city and county of vice. Orlando announced he would concentrate his activities in the drive against crime and the solution of the murder of Detective William T. Feitz Jr.,…

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  • Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies

    Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies

    Camden Courier-Post – November 7, 1934 Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies Camden firemen and policemen paid their final respects to stout-hearted Jack Airedale yesterday. The beloved mascot of Headquarters Fire Company, Fifth and Arch streets, whose life was crushed out under the wheels of truck No. 2, his own wagon,…

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  • Dynamite Stick Causes Shivers in Courtroom

    Dynamite Stick Causes Shivers in Courtroom

    Reno Evening Gazette – March 14, 1935 CAMDEN NJ, March 14 (AP)- Everyone sighed with relief when Walter Baler, forty-three years old, was given a suspended sentence and left with the evidence. He was accused of threatening to “blow up” Constable Edward Lewis of nearby Lawnside, with a stick of dynamite. As Assistant Prosecutor Isaac…

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  • Police Force Politics Banned Commissioner Kobus Declares

    Police Force Politics Banned Commissioner Kobus Declares

    Camden Courier-Post – August 3, 1935 Calls for 100% Efficiency and Promises Square Deal for All in Talk to Commanders; Stresses Fact Colsey is Chief “I want 100% efficient police department and not a political machine.” Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, new director of public safety, made that declaration yesterday afternoon at a joint police-press conference…

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  • Grand Jury Clears Number Suspects

    Grand Jury Clears Number Suspects

    Camden Courier-Post – August 5, 1935 Pair Suspected by Police as Having Succeeded Klosterman Brothers Two men alleged by city and county authorities to have succeeded the Klosterman brothers in controlling the Camden numbers racket last Spring, were exonerated by the Camden county grand jury. Those whose cases were “no billed” are Chester “Gassy” Szalinski,…

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  • Arrest of Six Links Numbers And Fake Cash

    Arrest of Six Links Numbers And Fake Cash

    Camden Courier-Post – August 10, 1935 Men Nabbed Here Believed to Be Members of Ring A tie-up between a huge counterfeiting ring and a gambling syndicate backing the “numbers” was believed unearthed by Camden police and Federal authorities following the arrest here yesterday of six colored men on charges of attempting to pass bogus money.…

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  • Johnson Gets Ward’s Job as Kobus Orders Cop Shakeup

    Johnson Gets Ward’s Job as Kobus Orders Cop Shakeup

    By Charles L. Humes In a shakeup of Camden police officials yesterday afternoon Lieutenant Samuel E. Johnson was named acting chief of detectives by Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, director of public safety. Lieutenant George A. Ward, who has been in charge of the detective bureau for a year, was transferred to take Johnson’s place in…

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  • Youthful Bandit Stages Quiet Holdup at Broadway Drug Store; Gets $50

    Camden Courier-Post – September 2, 1935 Nearby Customer Eats Ice Cream as Clerk Yields Cash Victim Reports Robber Draws Object like Pistol, Demands Money Disappears Quickly The Nevins Drug Company, 1124 Broadway was robbed of $50 Saturday by a youthful bandit who forced a clerk to hand over the contents of the register while a…

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  • Camdenites Test Shiny New Trackless Trolleys

    Camdenites Test Shiny New Trackless Trolleys

    Camden Courier-Post – September 3, 1935 Trackless Trolley Service is Started Fire Breaks Out in New Vehicle on Its First Run Camden’s antiquated trolley cars were replaced yesterday by new trackless trolleys. The event was marked by fire which damaged one of the new vehicles on its first run. The glittering electric-gasoline motor conveyance blazed…

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  • Camden Post Office Business Has Huge Increase Under F.R.

    Camden Post Office Business Has Huge Increase Under F.R.

    Camden Courier-Post – October 15, 1935 Mrs. Hyland Cites Gain of $78,827 Over Last Year of Hoover Regime; Says Records Are Barometer of Trade Activity By Oscar Magnuson An outstanding illustration of business recovery in Camden brought about by the methods placed in operation by President Roosevelt is contained in the figures of business done…

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  • BLONDY WALLACE LOSES BREWERY CLAIM SUIT

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 Action against four corporate defendants in the suit by Edgar “Blondy” Wallace to recover a 20 percent shareholder’s interest in the Camden County Beverage Company from Charles A. Bodine, secretary treasurer of the concern, were dismissed yesterday by Vice-Chancellor Francis B. Davis in chancery court. In his suit, Wallace,…

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  • The Morning Post – October 29, 1935

    The Morning Post – October 29, 1935

    This file is large (approx 83 MB) and make take some time to load, especially on a slow connection. 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…

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  • Two Seized in Extortion Plot

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 Jobless Man, Girl Quizzed in Attempt to Obtain $5,000 Painter Nabbed as He Keeps Date to Meet Intended Victim, G-Men Say Case Linked to Holdup of Bank in Pennsgrove By WALTER N. CARLEY An unemployed Camden painter and his reputed sweetheart were taken in custody early today for questioning…

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  • Fleet Adequate to Defend U.S. and Maintain Peace Urged by Wolverton in Navy Day Speech

    Fleet Adequate to Defend U.S. and Maintain Peace Urged by Wolverton in Navy Day Speech

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 Congressman Praises Theodore Roosevelt for Interest in Nation’s Marine Forces; Parade And Dinner Conclude Celebration in Camden Congressman Charles A. Wolverton, in an address yesterday commemorating Navy Day, urged the United States to “maintain a navy of sufficient strength and effectiveness for the adequate defense of the nation.” The…

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  • Facts Twisted by PS in Fight on Light Plant, Von Nieda Says

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 Corporation Fails to Tell About Drop in Florida Rate, Charge BENEFITS TO TAXPAYERS POINTED OUT BY MAYOR “In presenting figures to influence the voters of Camden on the light plant referendum, Public Service Corporation has cooked its own goose in an electric roaster.” That was the declaration of Mayor…

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  • Hartmann’s Plan to Shift Assessor’s Office Hit by Mayor

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 NEW DEALER'S EYES ON $20,000 PAYROLL, VON NIEDA DECLARES Commissioner Accused Playing Politics on Eve of Election OFFICIAL’S REPLY BRIEF Mayor Frederick von Nieda, in a statement issued yesterday afternoon, severely censured Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., New Dealer, for his attempt to transfer the assessor’s office from the…

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  • Third Hearing Set on Saloon License

    Third Hearing Set on Saloon License

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 Rosedale Residents Object to Permit; Excise Board Ponders Action The newly created city excise commission last night called a third public hearing on the application of Frank Caromano for a saloon license at Thirty-sixth street and Westfield avenue. The hearing was set for 10 a. m., Saturday. The city…

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  • 1000 Attend Ball Given by Zuni A.A.

    1000 Attend Ball Given by Zuni A.A.

    Camden Courier Post – January 18, 1936 Outgoing Officers Honored at 5th Annual Event in Eagles Hall —- More than 1000 persons last night attended the fifth annual hall of the Zuni Athletic Association in honor of their outgoing officers at the Eagles Hall, 415 Broadway. Guests of honor were Emil Aceto, Ralph SBantivoglio, Felix…

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  • East End Auxiliary to Meet

    The Ladies Auxiliary to the East End Republican League, 300 North Twenty-seventh Street, will hold its regular business meeting on Monday night. Mrs. Reba Raymore will preside and Mrs. Bertha Clayton, outing fund chairman, will be in charge of social arrangements.

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  • Hartmann Names Dr. Baker Public Works Staff Physician

    Camden Courier-Post – February 5, 1936 Civil Service Commission Asked to Approve $1500 Job ACTION DECLARED ECONOMY MOVE The State Civil Service Commission has been requested to authorize appointment of a staff physician for the Camden City department of public works at an annual salary of $1500, and Dr. Maurice E. Baker has been named…

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  • G. O. P. Auxiliary Dates Business Meet, Benefit

    G. O. P. Auxiliary Dates Business Meet, Benefit

    Camden Courier-post – February 8, 1936 The monthly business session of the Auxiliary of the East End Republican Club will be held Monday evening in the headquarters, 300 North Twenty-seventh street. Mrs. Catherine McKeever, president, will be in the chair. Mrs. Helen Wells, chairman of the outing fund committee, has announced an afternoon of games…

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  • Camden High Girls to Push Campaign for ‘Play Streets’

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1936 Members of Health Class Urge Areas to Cut Down Juvenile Delinquency MRS. KOBUS’ AID SOUGHT By E. CECILIA CUMMINGS Camden High School senior girls in 12th year health classes recommend play streets, especially in South Camden, as a preventive measure for juvenile delinquency. Death by automobile, vandalism and petty…

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  • City Auxiliary to Meet

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1936 Members of the Camden City Auxiliary of West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital will meet Tuesday at 11 o’clock to make surgical dressings in the Charles A. Reynolds Nurses Hall. Box luncheon will follow and a business session is scheduled for two o’clock. Mrs. Steven Palmer, vice president, will preside.

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  • W.P.A.’s Economy of Increasing Wages

    Camden Courier-Post – February 11, 1936 To the Editor: Sir – I recently read in your paper that W.P.A. had gone in for economy and that 17 admitted efficient employees had been dismissed. and in the same paper a few days later that Marie Kelley, office manager, had received $25 per month increase in salary.…

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  • Shots Halt Flight After Car Hits Cop

    Shots Halt Flight After Car Hits Cop

    Camden Courier-post – February 11, 1936 Four men were arrested amid revolver shots after a Camden policeman was knocked down by a police car during a raid yesterday afternoon. Acting on orders of Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, who is continuing her drive to rid the city of speakeasies, three policemen and two detectives surrounded the…

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  • Commission Kills Circular Ordinance

    Camden Courier-Post – February 14, 1936 Measure to Limit Size and Fix Fees Protested at Noisy Hearing The ordinance approved on first reading January 29 amending the present law regulating the distribution of circulars was voted down by the· city commission on second reading yesterday, after a public hearing. Public hearings scheduled on five other…

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  • Annual Turkey Dinner

    Annual Turkey Dinner

    Camden Courier-Post – February 14, 1936 The annual turkey dinner, given by the Camden City auxiliary to the West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital, will take place this Thursday evening, in the First Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Penn streets. Service will be from five until seven o’clock. Mrs. Clarence Ford is directing the plans for the affair.

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  • NATHAN KATZ FINED, ESCAPES PRISON

    Camden Courier-Post – February 17, 1936 Judge Neutze Influenced by Restitution, Poor Health in Suspending, Sentence Nathan U. Katz, 44, former Kaighn Avenue real estate dealer, pleaded non vult yesterday before Judge Frank F. Neutze in Criminal Court to a charge of embezzling a total of $4586.27 from four building and loan associations he represented.…

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  • 5 Bitten by Mad Dog in North Camden Treated for Rabies

    Camden Courier-Post – February 17, 1936 State Test Shows Animal Infected, Dr. Helm Informed Drive to Capture All Strays Pushed by Police Chief Colsey Licenses Necessary The dog which ran amok and bit five persons in North Camden Saturday night was suffering from rabies. That was announced yesterday by Dr. David B. Helm, Jr., city…

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  • Post Office Clerks to Elect Officers

    Post Office Clerks to Elect Officers

    Camden Courier-Post – February 19, 1936 Two Camden Men Enter Race for Re-Election at Jersey City Carl W. Hall, president, and William I. Baker, guard, will seek re-election at the 14th annual convention of the New Jersey State Federation of Post Office Clerks, Saturday, at the Plaza Hotel, Journal Square, Jersey City. Both are Camden…

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  • Hoffman Opposes Food Order Return

    Camden Courier-Post – February 19, 1936 Crisis in Relief Financing Due to Legislature He Tells Hartmann Governor Hoffman is opposed to the return to food orders for New Jersey relief clients, he revealed yesterday in a telegram to Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann, Jr. The governor’s wire was in answer to the action of the city…

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  • Mrs. Kobus to Address Realty Board Members

    Camden Courier-Post – February 20, 1936 City Commissioner Mary W. Kobus will deliver the principal address today at the Camden County Real Estate Board luncheon in Hotel Walt Whitman. Her topic will be “Vandalism and the Police Department.” Another speaker will be Emanuel Smith, who will speak on “The Development of a New Idea For…

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  • National Puzzlers to Hold Semi-Annual Session Here

    Camden Courier-Post – February 20, 1936 Amateur Creators of Brain Twisters Open Three-Day Conclave Tomorrow Mrs. Kobus to Greet Delegates onArrival Puzzledom, that world of crypto-grams, psychology and pseudonyms, will have its capital in Camden beginning and continuing through Sunday. It will be the 105th semi-annual convention of the National Puzzlers’ League, Inc. Back in…

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  • Advisors Bar 60 Fund Plan; Approve of 77

    Camden Courier-Post – February 20, 1936 Forget Politics and Adopt an Honest Budget, City Rulers Told COLLECT TAXES, REPORT Urges Commissions Also Urged to County Affairs By W. OLIVER KINCANNON Disregard Chapter 60. Refinance under Chapter 77. Reinforce that with what security you can give by resolution or ordinance, but Disregard Chapter 60. Use a…

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  • Hartmann Defended

    Camden Courier-Post – February 21, 1936 To the Editor: Sir — Will you please print the following article in your Mail Bag. Now, my fellow citizens, where IS your howling and crying over the moneys spent by the city not being used for anything productive? Folks like to talk about others, but never a good…

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  • Scores Marvel and Mrs. Hyland

    Camden Courier-Post – February 21, 1936 To the Editor: Sir — Well, well so Albert says Harry L. Maloney has misled the Democratic party. Well, if Maloney has done that will someone tell me what Al Marvel and Emma E. Hyland have done to the Democrats of Camden county? Whenever Mrs. Hyland wanted anything done…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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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…

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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • ‘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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Planning Camden ‘Own Your Own Home’ Show

    Planning Camden ‘Own Your Own Home’ Show

    Camden Courier-Post – August 10, 1936 Seated, left to right: Leon E. Todd, general chairman of the show committee, past president of the Camden County Real Estate Board, which is sponsoring the effort, and past president of the New Jersey Association of Real Estate Boards, and George B. Underwood, assistant state director of the Federal…

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  • Question of Bar in City Hall Put up to Commission

    Question of Bar in City Hall Put up to Commission

    Camden Courier-Post – August 12, 1936 Veterans Offered Twelfth Floor, Want to Take Liquor Along BLEAKLY OPPOSES MOVE To drink or not to drink (over a bar) in City Hall — that is the question. Whether there is a difference between dispensing beer in the municipality’s official home and other city-owned property is a problem…

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  • Diamond in Dutch – So Is City Over Bill for Treating Horse

    Diamond in Dutch – So Is City Over Bill for Treating Horse

    Camden Courier-Post – August 31, 1936 Question—Can Municipal Employe Collect for Coming to Aid of Fellow ‘Worker’? Then, Too, Is Animal Worth Fee of $3? By Charles L. Humes Diamond, Camden’s famous white cemetery horse, has eye trouble. And so has Camden, or so it seems. Anyhow, Diamond has the city legal department in a…

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  • Open a Special Checking Account

    Open a Special Checking Account

    Camden Courier-Post – October 3, 1936 No minimum balance required. No charge for deposits. Statements mailed quarterly with cancelled checks. Investigate today at any office. Camden Safe Deposit & Trust Company Member Federal Reserve System and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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  • Bakery Introduces New Type of Bread

    Bakery Introduces New Type of Bread

    Camden Courier-Post – October 28, 1936 No Fat or Lard Used In Italian Loaf By Camden Firm A new loaf of Italian style bread has been introduced on the market by the Seven Brothers Baking Co, 322 Pine street. The new loaf, known as “Tasty-Crust,” differs in shape from the old style round loaf, is…

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  • 12th Ward G.O.P. Backs Selection of Woodruff

    12th Ward G.O.P. Backs Selection of Woodruff

    Camden Courier-Post – January 26, 1938 The Twelfth Ward Republican Club last night passed unanimously a motion to endorse the action of Hanna in advocating election of former Senator Albert S. Woodruff as a member of the Delaware River Joint Commission. The club also passed unanimously a resolution urging Woodruff’s appointment. The motion to endorse…

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  • Use of ‘Cheaters’ Fails to Deceive Judge’s Memory

    Use of ‘Cheaters’ Fails to Deceive Judge’s Memory

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 The changeable eyesight of chronic offenders doesn’t fool Police Judge Gene R. Mariano one bit. Two men arrested as drunk and disorderly tried It In police court today but didn’t get to first base. Instead, they got jail terms. Several weeks ago Wesley Pigwood, 44, of 2390 Farragut Avenue,…

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  • G. O. P. To Hear Smullen

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 Kenneth Smullen, physical director at the Camden Y. M. C. A. will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Twelfth Ward Republican Club, 2709 Westfield Avenue, tonight. His topic will be “Keeping Fit” and the public is invited to hear the lecture.

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  • BOARD OF EDUCATION SHIFTS 14 TEACHERS

    BOARD OF EDUCATION SHIFTS 14 TEACHERS

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 The Camden Board of Education last night approved transfers of 14 teachers, the appointment of two new instructors and the retirement on pension of two others.

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  • NOTED RABBI SPEAKS IN CAMDEN TONIGHT

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 Jewish Community to Fete Dr. Goldstein, President of Palestine Fund Rabbi Israel Goldstein, of New York, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, will speak tonight at a mass meeting at the Hotel Walt Whitman, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Jewish National Fund. Preceding the…

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  • Webster Elected Executive Head of Camden Boy Scouts

    Webster Elected Executive Head of Camden Boy Scouts

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 30 Men Get Certificates as Leaders and Five Troops Receive Star Awards Trophy for Veteran Warren Webster, Jr., was elected president of the executive board of Camden County Council, Boy Scouts of America, at its annual dinner meeting last night. He succeeds J. William Markeim. The meeting was in…

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  • Truck Owner Cleared In Injuries to Boy, 6

    Truck Owner Cleared In Injuries to Boy, 6

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 Woodbury, Jan. 31 — A truck owner was absolved of liability today In a suit In the Supreme Court to recover damages for injuries suffered by a six-year-old National Park boy last June. Judge Samuel M. Shay directed a verdict in favor of Burt Casey, National Park florist, but…

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  • City Revenues Rise $1,268,771.83 In 1937 Over Previous Year

    City Revenues Rise $1,268,771.83 In 1937 Over Previous Year

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 Gross Receipts Tax Windfall Provides Half of Gains in Record-Breaking Total MAYOR ISSUES REPORT By A. CHARLES COROTIS Camden City collected $1,268,771.83 more in current and delinquent taxes and miscellaneous revenues in 1937 than in 1936, it was revealed in an official report prepared by Comptroller Sidney P. McCord…

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  • Underpass Sought for Cramer Hill

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 Possibility of amending existing statutes providing state aid for elimination or grade crossings to permit financing, an underpass in Cramer Hill was suggested by City Commissioner Hartmann to State Senator Burling and Assemblymen Lawrence H. Ellis and Millard E. Allen at the weekly legislative forum. Hartmann, attending the session…

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  • Light Plant Bill Submitted to PWA

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 Federal Aides Asked to study Burling Measure for Camden Utility City Commissioner Hartmann yesterday sent State Senator Burling’s bill to enable Camden to borrow money for construction of a light plant to Dr. Clark Foreman, PWA counsel in Washington, for his perusal. Immediately upon return of the measure Hartmann…

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  • Auxiliary of V.F.W. Schedules Banquet

    Auxiliary of V.F.W. Schedules Banquet

    Camden Courier-Post – February 1, 1938 Matthews-Purnell Post Group to Observe 16th Anniversary Tonight The Ladies Auxiliary of the Corporal Mathews-Purnell Post No. 518, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will observe its sixteenth anniversary tonight at 8.30 o’clock with a banquet in O’Donnell’s Restaurant and Cafe, Thirty-ninth and Federal Streets. More than 100 persons will attend.…

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  • Father, Son Win Claims Against Truck Driver

    Father, Son Win Claims Against Truck Driver

    Camden Courier-Post – February 2, 1938 Woodbury, February 1. — A jury in Supreme Court today awarded.$1500 to Eugene Szostak, Sr., of National Park, and the same amount for his son, Eugene, Jr., six, for injuries sustained by the boy when he was struck by a truck while playing on St. James Walk near his…

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  • VFW Post Auxiliary Stages Party for 16th Anniversary

    Camden Courier-Post – February 2, 1938 Parents of Three World War Heroes Honored by Women of Mathews-Purnell Unit Mrs. Kobus Lauds Civic Work of Organization Sixteen years ago the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mathews-Purnell Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was instituted. Last night the "coming out party," as the occasion was described by Mrs. Mary…

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  • Inquest Set Today in Gambling Death

    Camden Courier-Post – February 2, 1938 Jury List Prepared for Coroner’s Action in Holdup Fatality The coroner’s inquest to decide the cause of death to Angelos Magalas, Greek chef, who was shot during a card game holdup at 725 Penn Street on January 11, will be held today at 10 a. m. Coroner Franklin P.…

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  • Pool Hall Owners Told Gaming Will Cost Permits

    Camden Courier-Post – February 2, 1938 Mrs. Kobus Warns Against Permitting Any Gambling on Premises Cites Cards Played in Back Rooms Operators of pool and billiard-halls were warned yesterday by Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, director of public safety, that permanent revocation of licenses will be the penalty if gambling is permitted on the premises. Commissioner…

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  • School Board Again Names Mrs. Kobus

    Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 2, 1938 First 1938-39 Session Votes Unanimously for Her to Remain President City Commissioner Mary W. Kobus yesterday was unanimously re-elected president of the Camden Board of Education at the 1938-39 board’s organization meeting. The board also unanimously named George I. Shaw as vice president in one of the’ most harmonious…

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  • Turnbull Out of P.U.C. Post

    Turnbull Out of P.U.C. Post

    Camden Courier-Post – February 2, 1938 Second Time in Year’s Service Coalition Freeholder Told Inspector Job Will End on February 15 REFUSES TO PUT BLAME FOR OUSTER ON BAIRD By DAN McCONNELL Freeholder James L. Turnbull, Republican member of the coalition group in the Camden County Board of Freeholders, for the second time in a…

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  • Hartmann Re-Names Lighting Inspector

    Camden Courier-Post – February 3, 1938 Williams Appointed to Re port on Relocating Lamps; Ruler Again Raps P.S. Appointment of John W. Williams, Twelfth ward Republican, as a city street lighting inspector has been announced by Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann. Williams, who will be compensated on a per diem basis of $4, formerly held a…

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