January 18, 1910
Deember 30, 1910
|Philadelphia Inquirer - March 17, 1917|
CAMDEN COUNTY IN THE GREAT WAR
City Farm Gardens
weapon to defeat the enemy was the establishment of City Farm Gardens in
the country. They were urged by the Government and not only provided food
for city residents, but abolished unsightly vacant lots. Mayor
Ellis named the first City Gardens Committee on April 19, 1917, as
follows: E. G. C. Bleakly, Judge
Frank T. Lloyd, Zed H. Copp, William Derham, L.
E. Farnham, B. M. Hedrick, David Jester, O. B. Kern, M.
F. Middleton, Dr. H. L. Rose, Asa L. Roberts, W.
D. Sayrs, Jr., Charles A.
Wolverton, Earl T. Jackson, H. R. Kuehner, Herbert N. Moffett and
Hubert H. Pfeil. At the initial meeting of the above date B. M. Hedrick
was elected chairman; Zed H. Copp secretary and M.
F. Middleton treasurer. Brandin W. Wright, a farming expert, was
employed as general superintendent on May 3, 1917. At a meeting on May 18,
1918, the names of Frank
Sheridan and Daniel P.
McConnell were added to the publicity committee in the place of
In his annual report to City Council on January 1, 1918, Mayor Ellis urged the appointment of a committee by City Council on City Gardens and Councilman Frederick Von Neida was named as chairman. This committee with a committee of representative citizens met in the City Hall in February, 19 18, to organize for the ensuing summer. The members of the Councilmanic committee were: Frederick Von Neida, Frank S. Van Hart, William J. Kelly and John J. Robinson.
The committee planned an exposition of farm garden products for the fall of 1918, but this plan was frustrated by the Spanish influenza epidemic.
war gardens became victory gardens in the year 1919 when the committee met
on January 29, 1919. Meyers Baker
was elected secretary and William
D. Sayrs, Jr., treasurer. At the meeting on March 25 committees were
appointed for the Victory War Gardens
|Camden Daily Courier-Post - April 26, 1920|
Silver - Louis Silver - Frank
Sheridan - Samuel Axelrod - Frank
H. Miller - O. Glen Stackhouse
Camden Daily Courier
Conn L. Mack
aka Dan McConnell
Joseph Norcross - Andrew McLean Parker - Jack Dean - Thomas N. Littlehales - James Wren
|Camden Courier-Post - June 1, 1933|
400 Friends Pay Homage To 'Good Gray Poet'
just a little street
where old friends meet"
Street where Walt Whitman, the "Good Gray Poet," once lived,
and old friends came back here from near and far yesterday to mingle under the portals of the house in which he wrote his famous
works, on the 114th anniversary of his birth.
was Mrs. Augusta K. Dole, 71, of Metuchen, whose husband has been a sports writer on New York newspapers for
call it a dingy street and some are ashamed to return and say they
lived there," Mrs. Dole said. And with a gesture of the hand she
pointed out the homes of some of neighbors, who became famous.
at 319 Mickle
Street when I was a young lady," she said. "I was
one year old when we moved into the house right across the street from
Whitman. I remember when he lived on Stevens
Street before he moved to Mickle
Knew Whitman Well
lived at the Mickle street address
about 15 or 16 or 20 years; I knew Whitman well. He always stopped and
exchanged greetings with me. I frequently, saw him on the ferryboats
crossing the rivers.
to take, issue right here with those, who have questioned his
chastity. He was more like Christ than anyone else. I saw him admiring me as a young woman one day
on a ferryboat.”
later I read a description of myself in one of his works. I did not begin to read his work until 30 years
ago. He wrote of the true things in life. He wrote of life as it is
and as we see it. I am glad to come here today at the invitation of
Mrs. Dole sat
in the last chair in which the poet rested before his last illness.
She was introduced to Dr. Alexander MacAlister, who was his personal
physician in his last illness and who is a member of the Walt Whitman
posed with an etching by Lewis Daniel, New York artist, at the Walt
Whitman art gallery, 641 Market
Street. It is one of 14 the young artist drew on "The
Song of the Open Road," Two lines taken from' the book are
sketched under the etching as follows:
earth is crude and incomprehensible at first- Nature is rude and
incomprehensible at first."
400 Visit Home
More than 400
guests visited the home of the poet during the day to be welcomed by
members of the foundation, Mrs.
A. Wolverton, wife of Congressman
Wolverton, was chairman of the reception committee.
Many of the
guests visited the tomb of the poet in Harleigh Cemetery where the door is ajar at his request "that his spirit may come
and go as I choose.'" But no flowers were placed there as he
Born on May
31, 1819, near Huntingdon, Long Island, he had a varied career
as a writer, war correspondent and poet. During the Civil War he ministered the wounded of both
the North and South at Washington. He spent the last 19 years of his
life in Camden, where he died in
Under the bed
in his second story front bed room today is a huge metal bathtub,
which he designed for use in his invalid days. His library, horsehair
furniture, his favorite rocking chair and a cane with which he knocked
on the floor to call his housekeeper.
of his writings, manuscripts and
other works are the property of Miss Ann Harned and Madge Barton Feurer. They are now, at the New
Jerseyanna Exhibition at the State House at Trenton.
New Painting Viewed
painting of Walt Whitman has been completed by Byron T. Connor, of
4320 Manor Avenue, Merchantville, and is now on display at the Hotel
Walt Whitman. The painting was completed in three weeks, so as to be ready for the birthday
Later it will
be moved from the hotel and placed either in the Whitman home or hung in the lobby of the Walt Whitman
daughter of the late Thomas B. Harned, one of Whitman's literary executors; Joseph Praissman and Mrs. Martha
Davis curator of the Whitman home, were members of the anniversary
committee headed by Mrs.
exceptions, members of the Walt Whitman Foundation attended yesterday's program, including Dr. Macalister, chairman; Dr.
Cornelius Weygandt, vice chairman; Mrs. Juliet Lit Stern, Joseph M.
Conover, Mrs. Helen Taft Manning, Mrs. Allen Drew Cook, Mrs. Nicholas
Douty, Dr. Herbert Spencer Harned, J. Frederick Harned, Roy Helton,
William T. Innes, Eldridge R. Johnson, William H. Ketler, Dr. Rufus M.
Jones, former Mayor Victor King, Oscar Wolf, John Frederick Lewis,
Jr., Dr. Bliss Perry, Harrison S. Morris, Agnes, Repplier, former
Mayor Winfield S. Price, Vernon Whitman Rich, Dr. J. Duncan Spaeth, Dr. Felix E. Schelling, Dr. Robert E.
Spiller, Mrs. David Abeel Storer, Frederick von Nieda and Ralph W. Wescott.
Among the visitors was former Assemblyman William H. Iszard, who is secretary of the committee, which acquired the home as a national shrine. Iszard sponsored legislation in the Assembly for its upkeep.
|Camden Courier-Post - June 9, 1933|
HIGH SCHOOLS HERE REVISED; JUNIOR-SENIOR PLAN CUT OUT
Reorganization of Camden junior and senior high schools has been effected with the approval of the local and state boards of education.
By establishing the Camden Academic High School and Camden Commercial and Practical Arts High School the school population of the present Camden High School will be reduced 50 percent when the September terms begin, according to Dr. Leon N. Neulen, superintendent of schools.
It also will reduce the student roster of all junior high schools even with the promotions of this month added.
"This plan will give Camden room for expansion for years to come in high school education and preclude the necessity of building the $500,000 annex to the senior high school, plans for which have been drawn at the cost of thousands of dollars," Dr. Neulen declares.
"It will eliminate a number of studies and give the students more education in the more essential subjects. The hours of instruction will be reduced from 30 hours per week to 23. The state law's minimum is 19 hours."
Dr. Neulen points out that 2400 students are now registered in Camden High School and promotions from junior school this month would have added 700 more. Under the new plan 1500 will attend the Academic High School and 1300 the Commercial school.
The balance will be redistributed back into the junior and seventh grade grammar schools.
Wilson High Commercial
The new plan will cause a general redistribution of pupils in East Camden because the Woodrow Wilson Junior High School will become the Commercial high. The present junior high pupils will be sent back to Cramer school, from which they originally were transferred. Students in the Garfield and Dudley Schools will take their seventh grade in those institutions instead of junior high.
Camden Junior High School No. 1, which now hall 849 pupils, will have 730 next term, Hatch Junior High School has 1106 pupils now and will have 1127 next term. Woodrow Wilson Junior High School now has 970 pupils and will have 643 at the Cramer school.
Four Courses at Academic High
Dr. Neulen explained that the new Academic High School will teach four courses: College preparatory, college technical, normal preparatory and general. Students will be given four-year courses, in the first three mentioned courses and three years in the latter. Camden High is now a three-year school.
That will mean the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades will be taught in the college preparatory, college technical and normal preparatory and the tenth, eleventh and twelfth in the general course.
The Commercial and Practical Arts High School will teach commercial and practical arts courses in three-year courses in the tenth, eleventh and twelfth.
Practical arts will be taught exclusively to boys in the school because only 27 girls elected to take that course this year and they will be transferred to Academic in the Fall, Dr. Neulen explained.
Four Years Latin; No Spanish
The new plan provides for the teaching of general foreign languages but eliminates Spanish because of so few taking the subject. Latin will be taught four years, French three and German two.
A general business course is included in the plan known as introductory business to be taught at the Commercial High. Students will start this course in the last junior high year.
Art and Music Optional
Art and music no longer will be compulsory under the new plan. Students in Academic will be taught music and art appreciation during the first two years and may discontinue those studies in their last two years.
A complete business course has been mapped out for Commercial.
The students are given elementary business practice in their ninth year. During their first year at Commercial High bookkeeping, typewriting and shorthand is added.
During the third and fourth year they will elect from three sequences to fit them for secretarial positions and general business. Sequence A provides for the continuation of shorthand and typewriting in the third year and office practice is added in the fourth. Sequence B in the third year teaches bookkeeping, business organization and marketing. Common law, bookkeeping and practice is added in the fourth year. Sequence C provides business organization, marketing, exchange and selling. Commercial art and advertising is included in the fourth year.
As students advance through the Commercial course they may be transferred from one sequence to another. This will be guided by their adaptability or whether they desire to follow a secretarial or business career.
If students elect Sequence A they may have the option of bookkeeping or world history in the third year. Business organization may be taken instead of American history in the fourth year.
|Camden Courier-Post * February 20, 1936|
NAMED FOR TENTH WARD
Dolan, Jr. is chairman; William
B. Sullender, treasurer, and Fred Becker, secretary of the
The members of the other committees are as follows: Hall, Louis Kahnweiler, chairman, Harry Everhart, James Flaherty; advertising, Henry W. Aitken, chairman, John Stringer, Frank Sheridan and Andrew Robinson; door, Alonzo Hires, chairman, Andrew Robinson, Jacob Strecker; music, Becker, chairman, William B. Chain, William Robinson and Andrew Robinson; printing, Stringer, chairman, Dolan and Harry Harwood; refreshment, George Morgan, Ralph Shill, Charles Bowen, Harry Harold, Edward Stafford, Henry Clevenger and Frank Turner; program, Stafford, chairman, Charles Marsh, John Hedegan, Otto E. Braun, George Zietz, William Hughes, Earl Wright, Albert C. Raeuber, Charles Schultz, Stringer and Dolan; floor, Becker, chairman, Garwood, Judson Solley, Howard E. Baird, William Lafferty, James F. Lovett, Henry I. Haines, William Robinson, Braun and Samuel J. Edwards audit, Dolan, Garwood, William Robinson, and Aitken; wardrobe, Marsh, chairman, Benjamin Harvey and George Cox; tickets, John Winstanley, chairman; executive, Dolan, chairman, Stringer, William Robinson, Sullender and Haines. The Penn Troubadors will play for dancing.
|Camden Courier-Post * October 7 to October 14, 1936|
|Camden Courier-Post - December 11, 1937|
|Gordon Mackay - Frank Sheridan - John B. Kates - Dan McConnell - Oliver Stetser - Frank Stetser|
Camden Courier-Post - February 1, 1938
Camden Courier-Post - October 17, 1939
Excerpt from Dan McConnell's Scrapbook column
Those of us who have tolled through the years with him affectionately call Frank Sheridan, dean oŁ the local newspapermen, '"Squire". A -burning 'ambition was realized by Sheridan when he was elected president of the Pyne Poynt Athletic Association. For more than 25 years "Squire" has a been affiliated with the North Camden association.
For more than a quarter of a century Sheridan has been a Tenth ward justice of the peace, a a position which has filled with dignity and honesty. The authentic history of the World War was recorded for posterity by Frank Sheridan, newspaperman and author. His tome, "Camden County in The Great War" is his war monument.
Through the years this reporter has treasured the friendship of Frank Sheridan. One Monday back in 1911 we met Frank at No. 6 firehouse. That was our first job of reporting for the old Camden Daily Courier, although as a schoolboy we contributed news bits to Billy Wells' Pyne Poynt column. The Pyne Poynt Athletic Association should have its most successful year with Frank Sheridan as it's president.
Camden Courier-Post - November 24, 1939
Excerpt from Dan McConnell's Scrapbook column
Justice of Peace
Just make a mistake, or leave some guy's name out of a pillar like this and the phone will ring or mail will arrive.
This reporter has erred and will continue to do so. Right here we would like to add that Frank Stetser, ace Gloucester county reporter, like his eminent daddy, Oliver J. Stetser, is a justice of the peace.
Also acknowledging a grunt from the business office. We neglected to mention that Hyman Weiss is also a judge of the small cause court. It already has been ,mentioned that our own Frank Sheridan has been a squire more than 25 years and has been reelected to his for another five-year term. Sheridan is just a youngster compared to Squire Oliver Stetser who recently was elected to his eight five-year hitch.
The gentleman who is believed to be the dean of all of the J.P.'s is Squire Frank Schneider, who many years ago conducted a photography studio on Kaighn Avenue in Our Town, has served more than 50 years. A salute to you, sir.
In those good old days of Washington Park and Gloucester beach, Squire Schneider was a formidable arm of the law. Justices of the peace in those days wielded potent judicial powers, including the legal right to marry folks.
Through all these years, Squire Schneider has had his sign outside his home in Gloucester, but business is not what it used to be, says Frank.
We are the law, Squires Schneider, Stetser, Sheridan, Stetser, Weiss, and McConnell.
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