Parley Due Today on Light Plant Bill


Camden Courier-Post – February 7, 1938

Burling to Confer With Hartmann; May Introduce Measure Wednesday

Hopeful of Introducing Camden’s light plant bill at Wednesday’s session of the Legislature, State Senator Albert E. Burling planned to confer today with City Commissioner Frank J. Hartmann and the latter’s assistant, Walter S. Anderson.

Anderson appeared before Burling and the Camden county Assembly delegation at the weekly forum Saturday with suggested revisions in previous bills, after contracting Dr. Clark Forman, of the PWA legal staff in Washington. Today’s conference was the outgrowth of that discussion.

City Clerk Clay W. Reesman, of Camden, asked the Legislators to amend the election law to defer certification of polling places until Fall in years when primaries are held in September.

Cites Election Law

Reesman pointed out that Article 8, paragraph 87 calls for municipal clerks to send polling place lists to county boards of election before March 1 and directs the county boards to certify them back by April 15.

“That was all right when primary elections were held in May each year,” Reesman said. “But now they are held in September except in Presidential years, and the dates should be changed to August 1 and September 1 except in Presidential years. As it now stands, changes are made all Summer after the list is certified, until the original list be comes unrecognizable.”

Clarence Dunkleberger, of the Eleventh Ward, reappeared to ask that a way be found to provide an underpass for school children who cross the railroad tracks between Cramer Hill and the Westfield Avenue section. There are no crossings between Twenty-seventh and Thirty-sixth Streets.

Asks About Trade Mark

Dunkleberger said it is his under standing that an existing law requires railroad companies to provide crossings at every other block, but if this is not so, he asked that a bill be introduced to compel railroads to provide crossings every half mile in second-class cities.

Charles Dieck, of Philadelphia, representing non-residents in business in New Jersey, appeared to ask questions concerning the Foran trademark bill, which it is estimated by its sponsor would provide $10,000,000 this year to help finance relief.

Dieck said he had been unable to obtain a copy of the bill, which was introduced in the upper house last Monday.

“I have been to the Courier-Post and the bills are not available.” Dieck said.

“You come down to my house and I’ll show you the bill,” put in Assemblyman Millard E. Allen, of Laurel Springs, who wants all employees of the publication “led to the guillotine.”

“How can you show him the bill?” asked Assemblyman Rocco Palese, “when they haven’t been printed yet?”

Maybe He Has Got it

“I got my bills yesterday,” Allen insisted.

“Was that bill among them?” inquired Burling. “I haven’t been able to get one yet,”

“I think it was, but I’m not positive,” admitted Allen. “At least I have some information on it.”

“I don’t think you have the bill,” Assemblyman Lawrence H. Ellis said. “I was told in Trenton they haven’t been printed yet.”

“Well, I said I’m not positive,” Allen declared. Shortly afterward he left the session.

The legislators voted to dispense with the regular weekly meeting next Saturday, because it is Lincoln’s birthday. They will be resumed February 19.


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