CARL R. EVERED was born in New Jersey in 1893 to Joseph G, and Anna Evered. His father was a showcase maker. He grew up in Camden's Eighth Ward at 1711 Broadway.
After serving in World War I, Carl Evered returned to Camden and established a real estate business. At the time of the 1920 Census he was living at 1711 Broadway with his widowed mother Annie and younger brother Fred. He married shortly after the census was taken. Wife Helen bore him a daughter, Doris, around 1921.
Carl R. Evered ran for election to the City Commission in May of 1927. Although endorsed, along with commissioner, Melbourne F. Middleton Jr. and Carroll P. Sherwood, by Camden's Non-Partisan League, his slate, which included newly appointed Judge Frank F. Neutze, and Dr. Saunders, did not win.
Carl Evered did well in the real estate business, and by 1930 owned a building at 450 Broadway, the corner of Broadway and Berkley Street, where he lived and conducted his real estate agency. With James W. Burnison, he was an early proponent of bringing parking meters to Camden's shopping areas to aid local business owners in the 1930s, and also was a member of the committee and chairman of the housing projects committee of the County Real Estate Board. Carl Evered also served as the president of the Camden County Board of Taxation in the late 1940s. He had also added insurance to his real estate business by that time.
Carl Evered's real estate business, known as Evered Inc., remained at 450 Broadway into the early 1970s, and Carl Evered resided there into the 1960s. By 1970 he had moved to the Stuyvesant Terrace apartments in Cherry Hill.
Carl Evered later moved to Penns Grove NJ. He passed away in January of 1975, survived by his wife, who died in March of 1985..
Camden Courier-Post * October 29, 1931
MORE MEN JOIN LEAGUE TO AID BAIRD
Forty-seven more prominent professional and business men yesterday joined the Baird-for-Governor Business Men's League and pledged themselves to work actively in interest of David Baird Jr., for governor, and add special impetus to his campaign.
The league was organized this week at an enthusiastic meeting of 18 outstanding Baird supporters in professional and business life at the Camden Club, 315 Cooper Street. The league membership is open only to business, professional and industrial leaders who are not holding public office and who are not politicians.
The latest enrollments among community leaders pledging themselves to devote themselves to the Baird cause are the following:
F. Morse Archer, president of the First Camden National Bank; Clinton. L. Bardo, president of the New York Shipbuilding Company and of the New Jersey Taxpayers' Association; George C. Baker, of the BakerFlick Company; Watson Shallcross, president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce; Howard J. Dudley, Broadway merchant; Thomas E. French, prominent attorney; J. David Stern, publisher of the Courier-Post newspapers and of the Philadelphia Record; Wellington K. Barto, of the West Jersey Trust Company; Dr. Joseph Roberts, Cooper Hospital; William Clement, of the Clement Coverall Paint Company; Robert Wright, of the Haddonfield National Bank; Arthur J. Podmore, of the Camden Pottery Company; Nathan Leopold, Haddonfield druggist; Dr. J. Edgar Howard, of Haddonfield.
Dr. Alfred N. Elwell, of this city; Edward Preisendanz, Clarence Peters, N. Franks, of. Franks & Sweeney; U. G. Peters, Ralph D. Baker, prominent real estate man; Archibald Dingo, George Bachman, Sr., and George Bachman, Jr., Dr. O. W. Saunders, Henry Cooperson, Leon Cooperson, Herman Z. Cutler. Charles Bauman, Harry Rose, George Austermuhl, Walter Gulick, Albert Voeglin, Howard Fearn, John A. Schlorer, Ernest L. Bartelt.
William S. Casselman, George M. Carr, J. Price Myers, Carl R. Evered, former president of the Camden County Real Estate Board; Francis B. Wallen, former president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce; William H. Alff, Edmund J. Alff, Harry Pelouze, Walter Campbell, Dr. Thomas R. Bunting, Joseph F. Kobus and Henry E. Kobus.
Enrollments, it was announced, may be made through the following committee of the league:
Ludwig A. Kind, Thomas Gordon Coulter, Charles H. Laird, Walter J. Staats, Frank C. Middleton, Jr., Frank J. Hineline, William T. Read, Charles S. Boyer, W. W. Robinson, George R. Pelouze, Paul A. Kind, Dr. Paul A. Mecray, Jerome Hurley, Harry A. Moran, James V. Moran, William J. Strandwitz, former Judge Lewis Starr and Frank C. Norcross.
Leonard R. Baker
Camden Courier-Post - February 8, 1933
IS NAMED C. Of C. CHAIRMAN
Francis B. Wallen, Sr., chairman of the executive committee of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce yesterday. As head of that committee, Wallen will direct the activities of the Chamber during the remainder of the year. it was announced.
Other members of the executive committee who will act with Wallen are B. H. Hudson, superintendent of the Atlantic Division of the West Jersey & Seashore Railroad and Elwood F. Thompson, secretary of the Camden Fire Insurance Association.
The executive committee which was named by the board of directors, will replace Leonard R. Baker, who was acting president of the Chamber since January 1. Four vice-presidents also were named by the board of directors. Only two of those selected have been assigned. They are James V. Moran in charge of transportation and Carl R. Evered in charge of finances. The others are W. H. Chew and Thompson.
Wallen, the executive committee chairman, is the only president of the Chamber to ever serve three terms. He was in office in 1928, 1929 and 1930. Since then he has been a member of the board of directors.
Camden Courier-Post * June 8, 1933
TO BE GUEST Of REALTY BOARD
Edward J. Borden will be guest of honor tonight of the Camden County Real Estate Board at a banquet in honor of his election as president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.
The banquet, to be held in the Camden Club, 315 Cooper street, will be attended by lawyers, real estate men and public officials from all sections of the state. The Real Estate Board, of which Borden was thrice president, is giving the dinner.
Among the guests who will attend are former U. S. Senator David Baird, Jr., Assemblyman Frank M. Travaline, Jr., Mayor Roy R. Stewart and other members of the Camden City Commission; Dr. Leon N. Neulen, city superintendent of schools, and Police Judge Garfield Pancoast.
The speakers include William S. Abbott, president of the Camden County Real Estate Board; Leon E. Todd, former president; Vincent P. Bradley, of Trenton, retiring president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission; Carleton E. Adams, of Atlantic City, vice president of the New Jersey Association of Real Estate Boards; Samuel P. Orlando, former assistant prosecutor of Camden county, and C. Armel Nutter, general chairman of the banquet committee.
On the banquet program appears the gilded outline of a bee, typifying Borden's activities in the interests of real estate advancement in Camden county. Wayland P. Cramer is chairman of the program, committee. Chairmen of other committees follow: William A. Eppright, attendance; T. J., McCormick, entertainment; Carl R. Evered, door prizes, and Todd, speakers and guests.
George B. Robeson, former president of the Real Estate Board, Is toastmaster of the banquet, which will begin at 7:30 p. m.
Camden Courier-Post - June 8, 1933
MOVE OR GO TO JAIL, MAN TOLD BY COURT
An East Camden man was given one day to vacate the house he now occupies or go to jail. The moving order was issued yesterday by Police Judge Pancoast to William J. Cassidy; 918 North Twenty-fifth Street, when he was arraigned upon complaint of Harold Hartman, representative of Carl Evered Company, 450 Broadway, real estate firm.
Hartman said the man had been evicted on April 27 and his furniture removed to the street by officers of the district court. When the officers left,
Hartman said, Cassidy moved his furniture back into the house. Cassidy said he returned to the house when the court officials said it would be all right to do so.
Camden Courier-Post - June 9, 1933
|Camden Courier-Post - June 9, 1933|
THOUSANDS TO JOIN TAX PROTEST TODAY
Camden to Send Large Delegation to Trenton for Mass Meeting
Trenton, June 8.-Taxpayers and members of civic bodies throughout the state are expected to attend one of the largest protest meetings ever held in New Jersey here tomorrow.
Thousands of pledges of active support have been received by the New Jersey Taxpayers' Association, indicating according to its officers, a "growing rebellion against high taxes and the inaction and horse-trading deals of the Legislature."
Round table discussions will be held throughout the day and will be climaxed by the giant mass meeting at 8 p. m. in the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Building in Stacy Park.
"All roads lead to Trenton seems to be the war cry throughout the state as the protest machinery of the association gains momentum," it was stated.
Motorcade from Camden
Announcement has been made by the Camden County Chamber of Commerce that it will send an impressive "motorcade" to Trenton with police escorts all the way. Numerous delegations liberally supplied with banners will leave no doubt as to the determination of these groups from Camden County, it was said.
Delegations from numerous towns throughout South Jersey will accompany the Chamber of Commerce delegation, together with a delegation from the Congress of Civic Associations of Camden.
Members of civic bodies making up the Congress will leave at 6.30 p. m. from the Hotel Walt Whitman, Camden. Enough cars have been promised to take care of all members.
Among the announced speakers is General John Hartnett, of the Atlantic City Citizens and Taxpayers Association, who has promised he will "rake the politicians over the coals."
E. W. Wellmuth, executive vice president of the Newark Chamber of Commerce, is another scheduled speaker and leader of civic and business groups of that city.
Another large group of protesters is expected from Asbury Park, where recently there has, been a great fight for the city manager plan of government.
Other features of the protest meeting will be a large orchestra and community singing directed by Dr. J. L. Edwards, of Riverside, noted leader of community singing.
Plans for Great Crowd
Preparations are being made by the taxpayers' organization to accommodate an enormous crowd in the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Building in Stacy Park, the largest auditorium in the city. Amplifiers will be installed to provide for a large overflow audience.
The convention of the taxpayers' organization wlll start with registration at the Stacy Trent Hotel, at 9 o'clock and appointment of committees. Round table discussions will follow at 10 o'clock.
At 1 o'clock women of the state will assemble with Mrs. Frederic H. Sanford, president of the New Jersey League of Women Voters, and Mrs. M. Warren Cowles, of the New Jersey Federation of Women's Clubs, in charge. The subject of this gathering will be "The Influence of Women's Organizations for Good Government
The subject of another table discussion for men will be "Model Procedure for County and Local Associations" with Wilder M. Rich, research director, and Francis B. Elwell, field secretary of the New Jersey Taxpayers' Association, in charge.
Among those who will speak before this group will be Dr. William Kirk, vice president of the Salem County unit; D. R. Stevens, president of the Ridgewood unit; Irwin Rubenstein, of the West New York and Hudson County units, and H. G. Elwell, president of the Union County unit.
Clinton L. Bardo, of Camden, president of the taxpayers' organization, and a candidate for re-election. wlll preside at the afternoon session starting at 2 o'clock. The annual report of the president will be read and A. R. Everson, executive secretary, will report on the activities of the association. There wlll be an election of officers, adoption of a platform, open discussion of matters pertaining to the organization and a report of the resolutions committee.
The Camden County Chamber of, Commerce will be represented at the meeting by Loyal D. Odhner, secretary of the chamber; J. V. Moran, Harry A. Kelleher and Carl Evered.
J. B. Van Sciver, Jr., of Camden, is a candidate for vice president of the association from the Camden district."
|Camden Courier-Post - June 9, 1933|
C. COMMITTEE APPROVES
Nine Planks of State Association Supported; Ripper Bill Opposed
special committee on taxation of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce
yesterday endorsed nine of the 11 planks of a platform recently adopted by
the New Jersey Taxpayers Association.
committee also went on record as unanimously favoring the resolutions
passed by the taxpayers’ association demanding the repeal of the Walsh
Act Ripper Bill and the enactment of laws to permit citizens to examine
public records at all reasonable times.
Moran, chairman of the special committee on taxation, disclosed that he
and his colleagues are directly opposed to the centralization of beer
control in New Jersey.
resolution adopted last week, by the New Jersey Licensed Beverage
Association favoring local regulation and taxation an beer and delegating
to the state the obtaining of revenue from the manufacture and statewide
distribution, was in turn passed by the special committee an taxation.
The planks of the taxpayers association platform agreed to by the chamber committee includes the pro viding of absolute control of expenditures of public money; provision for budgeting .of all state expenditures; changing of the present policy of State Highway Department management by placing control in charge of a highway engineer; investigation and if necessary revision of the state pension laws; revision of the debt procedure and limiting the debt; provision for adoption of a pay-as-you-go policy; making possible of consolidation of municipalities; investigation of the state educational sys tern to "bring about a reduction of expense to the extent that people will be able to; pay it; and providing for permanent relief from mandatory laws, including tenure of office.
The planks which the special committee on taxation apposed were those concerning the regulating and controlling of local finances and permitting the people to choose the form of local government without political interference.
Camden Courier-Post - August 9, 1933
|CAMDEN COURIER-POST - August 10, 1933|
DRIVE HERE OPENS
The personnel of the National Recovery Act campaign committee for Camden city and county was announced yesterday by Chairman Clinton L. Bardo.
committee members and their assignments follow:
V. Moran, department stores; Leonard R. Baker, department stores; S.
Lester, retail stores; Francis
B. Wallen, miscellaneous business; A. D. Ambruster, banks; Clinton L.
Bardo, shipbuilding; A. C. Held, industry; J.
W. Burnison, industry; Harry A. Kelleher, industry; Warren
Webster, Jr., industry; William H. Chew, Sr., printing; J.
Alex Crothers, maritime
interest.; Carl R. Evered, real
estate and building trades; Fred T. Gates, chain stores; B. H. Hudson,
transportation; Harry C. Stevenson, public utilities; Watson Shallcross,
automotive; Elwood S. Thompson, insurance of all types; Robert C. Perina,
all professional lines, and J. David
committee will hold its first organization meeting tomorrow afternoon in
the offices of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce in Broadway-Stevens
Building. A plan of action will be mapped out at this session, Chairman Bardo
Postmaster Charles H. Ellis
and his staff at Camden post office were still able to supply the
"Blue Eagle" Insignia in limited numbers white waiting for an
additional 1500 copies
from Washington. Several hundred Insignias were obtained yesterday from
the Philadelphia post office, Ellis disclosed, to meet the demand of
Camden employers, but this supply was quickly exhausted when 190
additional employers signed the
blanket code, raising the total N.R.A. employers in this area to 1749.
hundred and sixty-eight shoemakers of Camden, Burlington and Gloucester
counties have prepared a code to be forwarded to Brigadier General Hugh S.
Johnson, National Recovery Administrator in Washington immediately.
shoemakers who are organized under the name of the Shoe Rebuilders of
Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties, also entered into, a
"gentleman's agreement" as to operating hours.
the agreement, the stores will be opened from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 8
to 9 p. m. on Fridays and
provisions of the adopted code, no shoe repair shop owner shall employ his
labor for more than 48
hours per week, no repair shop
shall remain open less than 52 hours each week and no shops will be opened
on Sundays or legal holidays,
code also sets up a list of minimum wages.
its provisions, manager or journeymen would receive $25 a week; bench men
would be paid $21 a week;
finishers would get $18 a
week and unskilled apprentices would be paid $12 weekly.
list of minimum prices are included in the code.
local firms signing the
President's agreement yesterday are
Life Insurance Company, with 30
employees in its Camden office; the American Oil Company, 30 local
employees; the Hajoca Corporation, 15, and the
Sinclair Refining Company; 12.
It was announced by C. R. Moore, manager of the Household Finance Corporation, 130 North Broadway, that the concern had signed the President's agreement and already placed it in effect.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 20, 1936|
FUND PLAN; APPROVE
W. OLIVER KINCANNON
under Chapter 77.
that with what security you can give by resolution or ordinance, but
Disregard Chapter 60.
a business rather than a political basis.
an active Interest In the management of Camden County as well as Camden
city, acting as a committee of inquiry on county management.
are some of the points of advice given to the City Commission yesterday,
at a special meeting of the Commission, by its Citizens' Advisory
trip-hammer style, James W.
Burnison, chairman of the advisory group, read a report that
followed with these recommendations:
politics and work as a unit.
expenses and stay within your budgets.
a complete and honest budget.
the taxpayers decide when an emergency exists that requires an addition
to the budget. Fight shy of gamblers' Interest rates.
default; it's too costly.
on a cash basis and stay there.
every taxpayer in the city realize and live up to his tax
about Camden city and county in a patriotic rather than a political
to Act Quickly
commission voted to take quick action by passing a motion introduced by
Commissioner Harold W.
Bennett, director of revenue and finance.
motion empowers Bennett
to call, as quickly as possible, a meeting of
the commission, representatives of its advisory committee, the finance
committee of the board of freeholders, representatives of the city's
bonding attorneys, Hawkins, Delafield and Longfellow, representatives of
Lehman Brothers and other bond houses to determine what arrangement can
be effected to solve the city's financial problems. Setting forth that
it is not our intent or desire to criticize the performances of past or
present city officers, " the report nevertheless, contained
frank condemnation of emergency deficiency appropriations for items that
are and were left off budgets.
also implied condemnation
of all the city budgets
since 1930 and pointed out: "That Camden City receipts
running behind expenditures approximately $1,000,000 a year since
yearly budgets do not at present, and did not in the past, in the opinion of your committee, give a frank
clear picture of anticipated income and expenditures.
job of contacting bondholders to
procure interest reductions, "your 'committee finds, has not been handled as frankly as
it deserves. We can find no evidence of a sincere effort to layout a program and attack this problem logically. No
more than 30 cents can be lopped off the tax' rate if the contacting
program were completely successful. The committee has failed to receive a requested report of efforts to contact
committee was convinced that it is futile to expect any large-scale
interest cuts from bondholders.
of Rate Cut
believes the majority of high interest-bearing bonds can be refunded at
substantially lower interest rates
if constructive action is taken immediately. The committee has been
informed that the state has refused to accept "reasonable
rates" on the city's bonds held by the State.
Furthermore, "the present difference of opinion on this subject among members of our present city commission would in itself effectively block any real work along this line, " and "We feel that real results along this line require a united front on the part of our commission and the county freeholders."
sinking fund, we are informed, is stuffed with our own frozen paper.
Such financing, in our estimation, kills the purpose of such
present plan of singling out a
few wards in our city and call
tax sales is neither fair to the delinquent taxpayers in these wards nor
is it fair to the taxpayers throughout the city."
concluding his reading of the summarized report, Burnison informed the
commissioners the committee has completed a detailed report of "40
to 42 pages of homework for you" and said that will be submitted
will contain detailed recommendations, including some errors in figures
and in judgment, but we ask that you disregard the errors and use the
good in it,"
when he mentioned
30 cents as the maximum figure to be lopped from the tax rate of the
city were completely successful in obtaining interest reductions, he
figured that would be the result if the city got 2% to 3 percent rates on all its bonds..
a large number of these bonds you can't hope to refund at lower interest
rates, as the rates already are low. You couldn't get under 4 or 4%
percent on your first refunding under Chapter 77 and almost all of the
bonds not immediately refundable are around those figures, " he
immediately opened up argument concerning what the committee
thinks will replace his favored refunding plan- Chapter 60 combined with
Objection to 60 Plan
seems to give the other fellow more advantages than us; that's our
objection to it,"
you have been assured from some source that we can avoid an increase in
the tax rate without adopting Chapter 60," Bennett
see no way of keeping down this year's budget without 60. Politics is
out in my argument, but I honestly believe 60 and 77 combined make the
only plan for us. Under the present plan the rate will go up this year.
Won't you tell us your source of assurance that it will not?"
did not answer the question immediately and Bennett
said: "We would
have to pass resolutions committing us to procedure similar to that
under Chapter 60, wouldn't we?"
Burnison answered, "but not binding you to as close supervision.
You can't continue to exceed receipts and improve conditions
said, "give us the advantage of your sources assurance.”
have two such sources,"
Burnison said. "Mr. Middleton is one.
Jr., former city director of revenue and finance and
now a bond dealer interested in the city's refunding issues.)
Brothers (New York bankers who have handled many of the city's bonds in
the past and were interviewed last Friday by the advisory committee)
also said if we showed a sincere frank idea of economizing and staying
within our budget, the bondholders would accept our bonds without
necessity of recourse to Chapter 60.
said 60 'meant no more to the
bondholder than resolutions and ordinances, if you get together and go on record to
give security and then do it.
don't think the city commission should have any compunction in binding
itself not to exceed the budget. Then, if you find it is impossible for
you to operate on what you are taking in under the present tax rate,
call in a group of taxpayers say
200 of them-and explain the situation and raise the tax rate.
reasonable man or group will
see the necessity and logic of that. They will go along with you.
under Chapter 60 you put yourself under a rigorous unbending set of
Mrs. Kobus Urges Action
quit arguing and do it," Commissioner Mary
W. Kobus suggested, and
Mayor Frederick von Nieda asked: "If we take an average of the
income for the past three years would you not consider that average for
that point Bennett
made his motion for power to call a special meeting
of the freeholders, commissioners, citizens' group, bond attorneys and
bond dealers, and it was passed unanimously after Commissioner George E.
Brunner seconded it.
reserve the right own discretion about dealers will be asked” Bennett
may be that Lehman Brothers are the only ones who will trust us,"
Burnison said. "They know the lines we are working along. They work
with other houses, and there may be other sources of credit we can
42 of the largest cities in New Jersey with 62 percent of all at the
ratables of the state are under Chapter 60 now," Bennett said.
percent could be wrong,"
Burnison answered and laughed, adding:
"In my opinion, those cities going under 60 haven't looked very far
what we have done," Bennett
replied. "My department has done
that and that is why we are advocating 60.”
there are members on our committee
who know a good bit about that sort of thing and they say the city is justified in not going
under 60," Burnison said.
Legislature is going to pass a new budget law that will act just the
same as Chapter 60, though it will not be passed in time to effect this
year's budget," Bennett
Burnison, "I'd think the commission would prefer to adopt a
safe course voluntarily than to be forced into it."
have no assurance that those who will have charge of the city's affairs
for the next 15 or 18 years will follow the course we lay down for
said and added: "Past political experience
shows that they won't."
brought the argument to a close and
Burnison, questioned by a reporter,
are not unalterably opposed to Chapter 60. We oppose it, yes. We believe
under 77 a better job for us can be worked out."
of the committee, in addition to Burnison, who attended the session are
James V. Moran, Harry A. Kelleher, Carl R.
Evered, Dr. Ulysses S.
Wiggins, A. Lincoln Michener and Eugene E.
City Comptroller Sidney P. McCord, with an aide, attended, and a stenographer from Commissioner Bennett's office took a complete report of the proceedings.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 26, 1936|
VOTES TO PAY EXPERT ON REFUNDING OF CITY DEBTS
They said they expect to make the selection today.
special gathering of the commissioners in Mayor Frederick
von Nieda's offices at noon today was arranged to hear applications of
candidates for the job.
candidate will be considered unless he has a plan to submit that looks
attractive to the commissioners they said.
to select the paid adviser came near the end of a hectic two and one-half
hour conference of the commissioners with their citizens' advisory
committee, members of the Freeholders budget committee, various bond
brokers, and bankers and attorneys for the city and the bond dealers.
commissioners decided to engage the adviser against the recommendation
and despite an eloquent plea of their bond attorney-L. Arnold Frye, of
Hawkins, Delafield and Longfellow, New York attorneys.
was at the suggestion of Commissioner Mary
W. Kobus that the decision to bring in paid help was taken.
action was taken under such a. way as to leave at least one bond house's
representatives under the impression the commission is actually, though
not legally, committed to accepting whatever plan their paid counselor may
questions on this line, however, brought no definite answer.
we'll agree," Mrs. Kobus
said. "I think by the time we select the man we will select the
plan," Commissioner Harold W.
Bennett, director of revenue and
that, the commissioners did not commit themselves.
however, announced that the adviser's tenure will be "for whatever
period we decide to engage him."
George E. Brunner suggested that the advisory committee submit the names
of three prospects for the adviser's job and that committee's sub-committee
on finance withdrew and returned to offer two names. They explained they
could not suggest more than two.
names were held confidential and no one knowing them would reveal their
was some speculation as to whether they were
Jr., Philadelphia bond broker and former city director of revenue and
finance, and Norman S. Tabor, noted New York adviser on municipal fiscal
to Make Pick
commissioners, as soon as they received the two names in secret, withdrew
into the mayor's private office for ten minutes to discuss the suggested
helpers, but returned to announce that all applicants for the job will be
heard at noon today.
was accepted as tacit admission that no final agreement was reached on
either name suggested.
are going to pick the man on a basis of his helpfulness to Camden, I
want to say now 'that we will not
necessarily select the man who offers to help us at the lowest cost.
want those applicants for the position who appear tomorrow to have a
definite idea of what plan they expect the city to follow if they are
course, we do not expect any minute detailed plan from any man not already
acquainted with the situation, but we want it to be definite enough to
enable us to know whether we will follow it.
want to keep the cost as low as possible, and we advise now that the cost
of this help or advice must be low, but we will not pick the adviser on a
cost basis purely.
will make no commitments in advance. We will talk to no applicant until
the time comes tomorrow. My conception of how we will select the adviser
will come first. Then contacts, experience, the cost to the city and, of
course, the acceptability of the plan offered."
conference was called to discuss proposed refunding plans for Camden city,
with most of the talk centering on the controversy over Chapter 60 as a
Mrs. Kobus suggested appointment of the financial adviser at a meeting of the city commission to be held immediately.
thought similarly during the last few days," said Bennett. "I
realize it would be a big
expense, but the City is reaching a crisis and it might be money well
asked the advisory committee to submit three names for appointment as an
adviser. The committee suggested two names which were not revealed.
in requesting the commission not to employ an adviser, revealed himself
the principal author of New Jersey's two refunding or bond issuing acts
around which the commissions' difference of opinion as to method has
revolved-Chapters 60 and 77.
can finance your indebtedness
entire, Frye said, "under Chapter
77, or partly under Chapter 60 and partly under 77. I
personally have no preference, as
the principal author of both.
to your tax rate, set what you can set and what the taxpayers can stand.
Don't you think you could get together and settled this among yourselves?
Don't you think that
would be better?"
passed off Fry's suggestion thus:
Mr. Frye, I
think it can best be settled by
use of an adviser. I
am anxious to settle it quickly.
We have been unable to agree thus far and I
am on the uneasy seat for Camden
faces a crisis and I want to get it past."
suggestion carne after all of the bond brokers present, except Middleton,
had advised the city to use the stringent budget, making restrictions of
W. Burnison, chairman of the citizens' advisory committee, reiterated
that group's objections to Chapter 60, saying the same guarantees can be
provided for bondholders under 77, without putting the city under such
rigid state supervision for so long a period.
person present was invited to speak. Most of the freeholders viewed the
matter as a city and not a county problem, but promised cooperation.
Carl R. Evered, A. Lincoln
Michener and James V. Moran form the sub-committee which selected the two
names submitted to the commissioners for consideration as fiscal adviser.
meeting started as a closed session, but after 25 minutes behind closed
doors in the mayor's' office, Evered
came to the door and admitted reporters.
reporters, however, were given to
understand that the only statements they were to use were those from Burnison,
chairman of the committee; James
a member, or Evered,
and from other speakers only with their permission.
Attending were the five city commissioners, William H. Heiser, chairman of the Board of Freeholders' budget committee; Freeholders James S. Caskey, Maurice Bart, William Myers, and James W. Wood; George D. Rothermel, assistant county solicitor; City Comptroller Sidney P. McCord; Meyer Sakin and John R. Di Mona, assistant city solicitors; Burnison, Evered, Moran, and Michener, of the Citizens' Advisory Committee; E. Howard Broome, deputy director of finance; Middleton, John T. Trimble, counsel for Middleton; three representatives of Hawkins, Delafield & Longfellow, New York including Frye, Henry Russell and Alfred Gregory; Walter Shuman, representing Rollins & Sons, of Philadelphia and New York; C. C. Collings, of the C. C. Collings Company, Philadelphia; Russell McInes, representing Lehman Brothers, New York; J. M. G. Brown and Samuel S. Blackman, representing Analyses, Inc., Philadelphia, and Leon C. Guest and Herbert Glucksman, Camden bond brokers.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 7, 1938|
|Camden Courier-Post - February 26, 1938|
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