RAYMOND G. PRICE was active politically in Cramer Hill in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. He was a Republican, and served as a Camden County Freeholder from Camden's 11th Ward in the 1930s. During the 1940s he worked for the Camden Board of Education as Supervisor of Janitors and Buildings. In 1947 he was living at 2734 Hayes Avenue.
|Camden Courier-Post - October 1, 1936|
|Making Sure Civil Service Vote Is Taken|
Democrats and Republicans forgot politics yesterday and stamped out technicalities which threatened to block the vote for Civil Service protection for Camden County employees on November 3rd. Freeholder Francis B. Bodine, Sheriff Joseph H. Van Meter, and Fred George, freeholder's clerk, left to right, with Bodine handing George a three-man petition which forced home to cal a special session for Monday to permit action to get the vote.
W. George - Anthony Marino - Francis
Andrew J. McMahon - Raymond G. Price
|Camden Courier-Post - February 1, 1938|
Of EDUCATION SHIFTS 14 TEACHERS
The Camden Board Education last night approved transfers of 14 teachers, the appointment of two new instructors and the retirement on pension of two others.
The board then adjourned until 11.45 a. m. today and it was announced the 1938-39 board will be organized at noon when Commissioner Mary W. Kobus is expected to be re-elected president.
When the report of the teachers committee making recommendations for appointments, transfers and retirements was read it was approved by unanimous vote and without comment.
Following the meeting Carlton W. Rowand explained that most of the transfers were made to meet emergencies in teaching classes at Woodrow Wilson High School, where more than 1500 students will be enrolled for the second semester, be ginning today.
Rowand explained that enrollment at the Wilson school is the highest in its history, due to many students taking up English and commercial courses instead of entering Camden senior high school, which will have an enrollment of approximately 1540 students, the smallest in several years.
List of Transfers
Transfers affecting teachers in junior high schools are: Louis E. Feinstein from Hatch Junior High School to commercial business organization, Wilson High School; Frank E. Sias, from Cramer Junior High to physical education, Wilson High; Jessie W. McMurtrie from Cramer Junior High School, to physical education, Wilson High; Wilton D. Greenway, from Cramer Junior High School to mathematics, Camden High; Elizabeth Dickinson, from Bonsall; to English, Cramer Junior High; Mrs. Mildred C. Simmons, from English to mathematics, Cramer Junior High; Miss Celia Boudov, from Hatch Junior High to departmental geography, science, and penmanship, Liberty School; Mrs. Elizabeth R. Myers assigned to English, Hatch Junior High;
Thelma L. Little transferred from, Grade 5 to Cooperative Departmental; Dudley school.
The following elementary school transfers, also effective today, are:
Beatrice W. Beideman from Starr to Sharp school; Mrs. Esther S. Finberg from Cramer to Broadway school; Dorothy M. Lippincott from Parkside to Dudley school; Mrs. Alva T. Corson from Washington to Broadway school, and Mary G. Cathell from Washington to Dudley school.
Teachers whose retirement was approved are Carolina W. Taylor, Grade 2, Broadway school, and William M. Thayer, mathematics [Camden] senior high school. Both teachers had resigned and applied for their pensions, the report read.
Nathan Enten was appointed as physical education teacher in the Cramer school and Harry S. Manashil was appointed commercial teacher in Hatch school. Each will receive $1400, annually. The board also approved the appointment of Florence M. Dickinson as principal of Lincoln school at a salary of $2200 annually.
The assignment of Miss Grace Hankins as principal of Parkside school to succeed Miss Dickinson also was approved. Ethel Thegen was approved for appointment as assistant librarian at the Camden senior high school at a salary of $5.50 a day. All appointments are effective today.
To relieve overcrowded conditions among pupils the board approved the transfer of 7A and 7B classes from the Washington to the Cramer school.
A resolution of condolence upon the death of Ethel C. Wenderoth, for 19 years a teacher in the Broadway School was passed and secretary Albert Austermuhl was instructed to send a copy to members of the deceased teacher's family.
2 New Faces on Board
The board received and filed a letter from Mayor George E. Brunner in which he stated he had appointed Mrs. George W. Tash, Samuel T. French Jr. as new members and had re-appointed Robert Burk Johnson as a board member.
William B. Sullender, of the Tenth Ward, who was not re-appointed, was commended by the members for his services. E. George Aaron said he regretted the fact that Sullender was leaving as a member and wished him success. Others joined in this tribute.
Sullender in reply thanked the members for their co-operation during his term of office.
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Camden Courier-Post * February 5, 1938
HOSPITAL RULE ON ADMISSION TO LAKELAND
Freeholder Group Rescinds Right of Mrs. Gray to Govern Patients
USE OF PRIVATE NURSE CITED AT INSTITUTION
By W. OLIVER KINCANNON
Authority to decide whether patients shall be admitted to or excluded from the County General Hospital at Lakeland was transferred last night ·from Mrs. Mary A. Gray, the superintendent, to Dr. Warren E. Pinner, chairman of the Freeholders' general hospital committee.
The action was taken by the institutions committee of the Freeholders -the body which succeeded the old Lakeland central committee as the supreme arbiter of county institutional affairs.
Director J. William Mullin of the Freeholders board made the announcement in his capacity as chairman of the institutions committee. Dr Pinner could not be reached by telephone for comment.
Discovery that at least one patient was allowed to maintain a private nurse at the hospital, which was designed for hospitalization of those persons unable to pay hospital fees, was one or the factors in leading to the change of authority, Mullin said.
"All the patients down there are supposed to be overseer of the poor cases." Mullin said. "But Dr. Pinner reported that is not the case. He reported the case of the patient with the private nurse and said he will make an investigation to find tout whether there are others who are in the same classification.
"Up to now, Mrs. Gray has had the say. But from now on, Dr. Pinner will have the say until further notice.
"This private nurse case is not the only thing included in the report that led to our decision.
"Dr. Pinner reported many cases that should be handled in Cooper and West Jersey hospitals because of the money the county contributes yearly to them, are sent to Lakeland.
"For instance, patients with acute attacks of appendicitis or gall bladder trouble or other troubles, are rushed to Lakeland.
Doctor Must Travel
"Then it becomes necessary for the county to get a physician out of bed in Camden and have him go to Lakeland to operate, when the operation should be performed in Camden.
"Of course, some of the patients pay something to the hospital. In cases where the family can make a payment, the hospital is supposed to collect.
"This enables the hospital authorities at the end of the year to tell the budget committee: 'But, look, we took in so much for the county. That's alright, until we start looking into it. Then, I am afraid, we will find that. it costs the taxpayers $10,000 to $12,000 to earn $1000 of such money. That isn't very good business.
"We are going to find out how these cases are handled. Unless we change the trend, our budget is going to jump $15,000 to $20,000 a year for that hospital."
It was reported during the hearings of the budget committee that one county official in the higher salary brackets kept a relative in the general hospital for an extended period and "paid $15 a week, which is as much as anybody pays at Lakeland." The statement was made by a former member of the Lakeland central committee.
The institution's committee also voted to dismiss William Reid, an attendant at the almshouse, on charges of conduct unbecoming a county employee. Reid was suspended about the middle of January.
There was a flurry of freeholder committee meetings last night, with jails, courthouse, printing and finance committees in session.
The finance committee handled minor budgetary matters, Chairman Maurice Bart reported, and heard a sales talk from Mrs. F. J. Giering, agent for the Automotive Voting Machine Company. Bart said no action on voting machines was contemplated.
Chairman Raymond G. Price, of the courthouse committee, declined to reveal what matters had been handled. Freeholder Albert G. Molt of the printing committee, said nothing of importance was handled. No members of the jails committee could be reached.
It was reported by Mullin that the finance and budget committees will take whatever action is suggested by Prosecutor Samuel P. Orlando that the three process servers in the sheriff's office be transferred back to the prosecutor's office.
P.T.A. THROUGHOUT NATION TO HONOR MOVEMENT'S
The desire to carry on toward the goal envisioned by founders of the Parent-Teacher Association will be emphasized throughout the country in honor of the 41st anniversary of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers.
A Founders Day broadcast will be heard on the Parent-Teacher Radio Forum next Wednesday from 4.30-5 p. m. over the NBC blue network.
Mrs. Percy Powell, Mrs. Fred M. Raymond and Miss Mary England are in charge of the program.
One of the vital topics to be considered that day is "What needs to be
The celebration of Founders Day started by Mrs. David O. Mears in 1910, thirteen years after the organization of the National Congress of Mothers, and the "birthday gifts" from local units are used for the extension of this service to childhood so that it may be carried to every girl and every boy in the country.
Mrs. Herbert Schoellkopf, county Americanization chairman, urges
every parent-teacher member to display the American flag on three important birthdays being celebrated this month, namely: Lincoln's
Word has been received of the cancellation of the "Homemakers Forum" on station WOR. The series of talks on the adolescent which were to have been given on this program, are available in mimeographed form from the office of the home demonstration agent, Miss Mary M. Leaming, room 208, courthouse, Camden. In requesting this information, the name of the particular talk desired and the definite number of copies needed should be specked.
Parent-Teacher members are looking forward to the fourth annual Child Welfare Institute to be held in April. Plans for this institute are being formulated by Albert M. Bean, superintendent of Camden county schools, who is general chairman. The theme this year will be "Guidance" being divided in four classes pertaining to career, character, community and health.
Broadway — Mrs. Ralph Jones, county magazine chairman, was the
guest speaker at the meeting Tuesday night. A playlet in commemoration of Founder's Day was presented by a group from the Northeast-Sewell
association. Mrs. Thomas Melchore presided. Mrs. George Lee, welfare chairman, has made arrangements for an industrial tour on February 21.
Mrs. Walter Gross attended the meeting of the Home Demonstration Extension on Monday.
Mrs. C. Fred Becker, parent discussion group
Moullette, Summer round up chairman, has
appointed a committee to assist her in her work. They are Mrs. E. Hudson, president; Mrs. R. Bowen, vice president; Mrs. H. Mount,
Cooper—Health night was held at the regular meeting Monday. Mrs. G. Kramer, county health chairman, spoke on the importance of correct food for children. A play was presented by the Seventh grade English class, under the direction of Miss E. Hanna. A violin solo was rendered by Miss A. Claypool, accompanied at the piano by Miss V. Merwall. An educational trip has been planned for this afternoon at 1.30.
— The county president's message echoes from the release were read by Mrs. William
Rowntree, president, at the meeting last week. A
gift of $1.25 was sent to the committee on the Doll Dressing Contest. Mrs. Arthur
Fichter, membership chairman; Mrs. Fred Creag-er, welfare
H. H. Davis—Members of the discussion group met in the school yesterday under the leadership of Mrs. William Allen, discussion group chairman, followed by rehearsal for the Founder's Day play arranged by Miss Kathleen Willetts, Founder's Day chairman. A candle lighting ceremony will also be given in observance of Founder's Day, at the meeting Thursday. Calvin Chambers will compile the publicity record book to be displayed at the annual luncheon. A trip to an industrial plant is planned for next Wednesday afternoon. A bus will leave the school at 1 p. m.
Dudley—Mrs. Elizabeth James and Mrs. Sarah Miller who were in
charge of purchasing of basketball suits for the school team, reported that donations of $10.65 have been received from business people and
friends. The executive committee has approved sending $1.25 to the Recreation Commission toward the New York trip for winners of the
Doll Dressing Contest. Mrs. Clara Batten, chairman of the committee in charge of purchasing a new banner, has been authorized to purchase
McKinley—Harry Roye will speak at the meeting next Tuesday night. There will also be a Founders' Day ceremony. Those taking part will rehearse Friday at 3.30 a. m. at the school. Mrs. Rudolph Koerner will hold a study group meeting at her home next Wednesday at 2.00 p. m. Next Thursday a covered dish luncheon will be held by Mrs. R. Koerner and Mrs. Morris Sellers at the home of Mrs. R. Koerner, Fremont and Thirty-fifth street. On Thursday a meeting on character education will be held at the school at 3.30 p. m. Miss Alice Butler, general secretary of the Y. W. C. A., fill speak.
Liberty & Starr—The meeting of the executive committee will be held ext Thursday night at the home of Mrs. Charles Baden, 954 Pine street. Mrs. Emily S. Hurd, publicity chairman, who served as chairman of the judging committee of the sewing contest sponsored by the Recreation commission, recently acted as judge o f the sewing contest held by the T A. at SS. Peter and Paul school on Tuesday night.
Parkside—Mrs. Robert Simmington, council chairman, and Mrs. Rocco Palese, city chairman, gave brief talks at the meeting last Thursday night. Corsages were presented to them by Mrs. Sinclair Sondie, program chairman. Proceeds from the sale of a cake will be sent as a Founders' Day gift to he National Congress to be used or extension work.
North-East & Sewell — Mrs. Grace Dill, discussion group leader, attended the meeting in City Hall Monday under the direction of Miss Mary Leaming, home demonstration agent. A meeting of the discussion group was held in the Sewell school on Tuesday afternoon.
Sumner—The ways and means committee met at the home of Mrs. Grace Thomas, president, on Monday. Plans for various entertainments for the months of February, March and April were made. A membership campaign was launched. The topic of discussion at the meeting on Wednesday was "How the School Prepares for Home and Family Life."
H. C. Sharp—The regular meeting was held Friday. Gordon Carrigan presided. The Rev. Eric A. Osterle of Collingswood. discussed "Youth Problems." "Founders' Day" was observed, also the ninth birthday of this unit. A large birthday cake was lighted by the past presidents, and a large candle lighted by Miss Ethel Lee for Founders Day. Miss Lee was congratulated for her wonderful co-operation with all presidents and P.T.A. work; and was presented with a corsage of red roses. Each president in turn was presented with a red rose bud buttonaire by Miss Esther Bauer, who had charge of the program, assisted by Miss Maier and Mrs. Barton. Each president gave a "Reminiscent" of his service. They were as follows: Chester Knaub, Harry Krattenmaker, Herman Neissner, Gordon Carrigan, Howard Stewart, Raymond Price.
Washington — Rev. E1wood A. Harrar spoke Tuesday at the Founders Day meeting Tuesday. Mrs. Howard Weeden, city juvenile probation chairman, was guest speaker. Miss Charlotte V. Dover, former principal of the school, was also a guest. A brief history of the association were called upon to speak. John White was the first president. He was followed by Jacob Grosmick, Mrs. Wilbur Cassedy, and the present president, Mrs. Richard Baker. Mrs. F. Kauff man reports the cake sale a success. Mrs. William Mitchell reported plans to form a First Aid class that will be given a course by the Red Cross.
H. B. Wilson—Plans were made for the Founders Day program at the executive committee meeting Thursday afternoon in the school. Mrs. Lawrence Miller was named chairman. Miss Harriet Reiners will speak on character education at the next meeting. The basketball team was furnished with suits by the unit.
Yorkship—After a short business session with Mrs. James L. Ferris
presiding, the monthly meeting was turned over to Mrs. J. P. McMillion, county chairman of alcohol and narcotics. Rev. H. S.
Fairview M. E. Church, spoke. Mrs David Pyper, chairman of ways and means, announced plans for a care party to be held on February 18.
Proceeds will be used for expenses to carry on the monthly dances and Annual Field Day. The discussion group met today in teachers lunch
Lincoln—Dr. Helen Schrak gave a talk on health and a report on health conditions of the children of this school at the last meeting. A Founders Day sketch was presented by Mrs. M. Beaumont, Mrs. G. Welmrich, Mrs. E. Schelpat and Mrs. K Conlin.
Camden Courier-Post * January 2, 1940
An attempted coup by David Baird in his drive to rebuild his fallen fences for the primary election next May was frustrated yesterday by one lone freeholder, and the baby member of the board, at that.
Edmund A. Walsh elected from Camden's Eighth Ward to fill the unexpired term of the late Ferdinand J. Larkin, foiled Baird's well laid plans when he refused to attend the annual organization meeting after the Republican League bloc of freeholders had been maneuvered into a position of agreeing to support James W. Wood, Baird satellite, for director..
A spokesman for the League group said the agreement was nullified, however, by yesterday's adjournment.
Walsh's loyalty to City Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, long-time political foe of Baird, had the effect of stalemating the 1940 organization, the last under the large board, since the Democrats, upon learning of the G.O.P. decision to support Wood, bolted the meeting room.
"Refused to Sell Out"
Walsh took the stand that to vote for Wood would be to sell out to Baird. Walsh was ready and willing to vote for any other Republican. At no time was he for a Democrat..
The 20 Republican freeholders present could have transacted business and elected Wood if they had gone into session, but Walsh's refusal to be a party to the Baird-Wood scheme left only 19 freeholders willing to meet, and that number is one short of the quorum required by law.
When shortly after 5:00 PM- five hours after the statutory time for reorganization- there was no indication that wither Walsh or the Democrats would return. Wood, J. Alfred Beck, president of the Republican league, and Maurice Bart, floor leader for the Democrats, conferred and agreed to adjourn until next Monday.
Price Furnishes Surprise
Walsh emphasized that he favors Republican organization of the board and agreed to support any Republican for director except Wood. These are the sentiments of Mrs. Kobus. Too, it was the stand of the Republican League until at yesterday's joint conference of the three G.O.P. factions the group headed by Raymond G. Price cast its lot with Wood. This in itself was a major surprise of the day, since Price and Edward J. Quinlan both elected with Kobus support had been considered anti-Baird-ites.
|Camden Courier-Post * July 24, 1941|
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F. Stanley Bleakly
George E. Brunner
Frederick von Nieda
William H. Heiser
Raymond G. Price
Arthur H. Holl
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