Tag: Sidney P McCord

  • Ionic Lodge No. 94

    Ionic Lodge No. 94

    Free and Accepted Masons The Ionic Lodge, originally known as the Corinthian Lodge, was established in 1868. It had its roots in the Camden Lodge, No. 15, which served as the “parent” lodge for Corinthian. The transformation into Ionic Lodge No. 94 occurred on February 23, 1869. Throughout its history, Ionic Lodge boasted a membership…

  • Henry Magin Laid to Rest by War Veteran Buddies

    Henry Magin Laid to Rest by War Veteran Buddies

    Camden Courier-Post – August 26, 1941 Trucks of Flowers in Funeral Cortege Funeral services for City Commissioner Henry Magin were held today with his colleagues in official and veterans circles participating. Services were conducted in city commission chambers on the second floor of city hall, in charge of Rev. Dr. W.W. Ridgeway, rector of St.…

  • School Bill Averts Rise in County Tax

    School Bill Averts Rise in County Tax

    Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 16, 1938 Brunner Asks Support for A-122, Which Bars Interest on Scrip ByA. CHARLES COROTIS Camden City will save $83,239.35 in interest on state school taxes if Assembly Bill 122, awaiting action in the Legislature, becomes law. In addition, passage of the measure would permit Camden county to increase its appropriation…

  • School Estimates Board Defers Action on $1,978,225 Budget

    Camden Courier-Post – February 16, 1938 SUM HELD TOO HIGH BY CITY OFFICIALS; REDUCTIONS SOUGHT Mrs. Kobus Urges Employment of Auditor to Aid in Paring Costs TEACHER EXPENSE RISES The Board of School Estimates met yesterday and adjourned without taking any action on the proposed $1,978,225 budget approved by the Board of Education. The education…

  • Added Equipment Authorized to Aid in Fighting City’s Fires

    Camden Courier-Post – February 10, 1938 More Gas Masks and Oxygen Tanks Ordered by Mrs. Kobus Together With Large Life Net and Chemical Generators Additional modern fire-fighting equipment will be provided at Camden fire headquarters and in several fire houses, Commissioner Mary W. Kobus stated yesterday. Purchase of the equipment, the director said, will be…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • City Scrip to Pass Million This Week

    City Scrip to Pass Million This Week

    Camden Courier-Post – June 25, 1933 Tax Payments Redeem $610,000; County’s $481, 000 Cut to $170,000 Editor’s Note: During the height of the Depression in the 1930’s, Camden, like many other municipalities in New Jersey and the United States, was having problems paying its bills. During this period the City Government paid its bills through…

  • Block-Aid Funds, Used for Homeless

    Block-Aid Funds, Used for Homeless

    Camden Courier-Post – June 22, 1933 Dr. Stone Reveals $32,312 Has Been Spent to Help Evicted Families Funds raised in Camden’s recent Block-Aid campaign are being used exclusively by Dr. A. L. Stone, city emergency relief director, to help in the housing of evicted families. Dr. Stone revealed yesterday the Block-Aid fund turned over to…

  • City Adopts Cut Budget After Clash

    City Adopts Cut Budget After Clash

    Camden Courier-Post – February 10, 1933 Slash of $720,890 Is Revealed in Totals Passed at Session of Rulers Lease Announced Of Radio Station Commissioners Debate with Von Nieda as He Charges Gross Extravagance By Walt Batezel The Camden City Commission yesterday approved the 1933 city budget after hearing and rejecting economy recommendations of several civic…