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12 Aug 1921

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12 Aug 1921

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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - August 12, 1921, Bristol, Pennsylvania Vol. 2�?ho. 7. Bristol. A. Friday. August 12. 1921.five cents the copy Tow siters will be denied heat Abe unequal so an order issued yesterday claims a this will mean the exodus of Many residents the rest Tim to of Harriman Are up in arms t ii in week Over a new order in Briskie e comptroller Eckert of the . C. Denies Chester Plant has been sold claims Story of Sale is without foundation. _. Issued by the housing department of the a. E. F., who have iwed a no. _ system of assessing by wards should ice to occupants of dwellings that a map thrown out to unfortunate Citi no heat would be Fin them Zens by the filling of holes on this coining Winier from the Central heating Plant. Main streets since the beginning of the Village of Harriman heat was furnished to each dwelling and with the new order those who rent the houses Are in a Dilema because neither Furnace or stove have been provided for Winter weather. If each tenant has heating arrangement Homes there will he neut for City dwellers at what was formerly reasonable rent. Be revised to give town adequate income i a a assessor needed who knows property value Independent offers to publish free amounts assessed and taxes paid in the town p to provide a for their Little induce to move Here considered a Borough playing a bring around the Rosy fill one Block of holes this week they Are ready for filling again next the Borough of Bristol will never he on a firm financial basis where it will be Able to meet the necessary expenses to properly administer the affairs of the town make the necessary improvements and keep Pace with the times until there is a system devised to equally tax the property holders of the Borough from the big Mill owner right Down to the humblest Householder. There Are numerous cases Iii this town where the taxes paid Are absolutely out of proportion with the value of the property assessed and for no other reason than that the assessors. Or the particular assessor As the Case May be fails to properly value the properties in question. The Independent does not believe there is a single person owning property in Bristol who would willingly shirk their duty in paying a just share of the taxes necessary to carry of the administration of the Tow n. This paper does not assume nor does it wish to imply that influence Iii any Case is brought to Bear on the assessor to keep Down the valuation of any Given piece of property hut it does assume that proper assessments Are not made at the present time and that two thirds of the residents of this town Are carrying practically the whole taxation Burden. A this year is the occasion of the Tri annual assessment when the assessors gather together and go Over another tax payer Given raw Deal could not Sec ure a Bristol Constable who would act in official capacity it is certainly a Fine state of affairs when in a Borough with As Large a population As Bristol has. A Constable cannot be found to serve notices for citizens who pay taxes for Protection and service. The anxiety of the organization to fill their ticket on election Day. With the faithful whom they know will Ever have the Good of the organization at heart is the direct cause for this condition. Last week a poor woman who works every Day for her living when she can secure work called Obi the editor of the Independent and asked that he recite her Case for the Benefit of the citizens in the Borough that they might again see How efficiently their affairs Are being managed by the self constituted rulers of the town. This woman is a tax payer she owns several Little places that were secured by dint of strange that the members of Borough Council Are at last taking notice of the complaints of the citizens a to conditions of streets sewers Etc. Not so strange though when you take into consideration that there Are Fen seats in Council to be filled at the coming election. This anxiety on the part of Council at their meeting monday evening to pretend that they were attending to the business of the Borough in an almost intelligent manner brought about another Good Hearty laugh for the town folks As a statement was made by the Borough Engineer to to Bucks county voters both male and female the q Blest Ion has been asked Tho editor of this paper dozens cd of times during the past week As to whether a person has to be especially enrolled to vote at the primary. The answer is that such enrolment is absolutely necessary. If you have Ever been enrolled it is not necessary that you should have re enrolled this year to be eligible hut at some time or of heir you must have declared your party affiliations in older to he Able to cast your vote in Pennsylvania. Not a the less it is a piled with there Are hundreds of citizens who will lose their primary vote this year just on this account another year possibly this condition will not of it. Most of the voters who will have no say in the primary ale not of the organization because the Bosses and their lieutenants see to it that every one of their known henchmen qualified to vote on every and All occasions. Wonderfully Good Law or order of affairs but Nevev statute of this state and As such it has to be com Are chiropractor who is licensed in Jersey remains Here that people May be benefited shaving a Man is surgical operation death trap holds italians name two Back fire engines for Council race the effect that the state was filling fire companies have to to round anxious for one of their country up the holes on Otter Street and j a a it. About Way to enter fourth men at least to be Ward elected Medicos could abolish Barbers under Law if they made up their minds to do it the town As a whole in a body. These saving and scraping she is taxed men from the Arious wards every three years go through this proceedings they assume a Wise and know ing look and gaze on the various properties. That is about All gaze. As invariably they allow the amount placed on properties by the Ual Ward assessor to stand. There is no reason to assume that because a Man is a Nice fellow personally. That he knows anything of the value of property. It should not a follow that a Good politician necessarily makes a Good assessor certainly a citizen who wants a haircut would not think of going to a Shoemaker to have him do the Job. Why then when the most important Branch of administration of the Borough is in question is not Good sound business judgement used. The taxes of a Community Are the Only Durce of Revenue that Community enjoys in a private business the producing or Money making end of the business is the most important and it la the end that the most efficient help to hired for Why should this not also apply to the Borough and life Revenue. This paper attempted this week to compile a comparative list of the amount of taxes paid in the town. Ii was the intention of the editor to take a list from each Ward and show the people just How much or How Little of the expenses of the town was being borne by the several individual citizens. This proved to be a larger Job than was anticipated and it will have to be deferred. The county and the Borough can always find plenty of Money to advertise mercantile lists and other nonsensical schemes to give a Little easy Money to organization papers but the most important list of All to the tax payers of Bristol is for some reason or other kept under cover. They cannot longer Advance the sex Chiae that they have not the Money to pay for this publicity for Here and How this paper goes on record As being willing to publish the entire assessed list of this Borough and publish it for nothing. Jones see just How much his neighbor is taxed and it will he dollars doughnuts that there will be an equable adjustment. Let the put Xor Man see How the big Mill owner is assessed let every citizen who is a partner in the Borough corporation see just How the business of the Borough is being administered a it is his right and this paper will furnish the medium for bringing it to his attention. The system of assessment should he changed and instead of having five assessors place a valuation on the property of the town a Man who really knows something about realty valuations should he appointed to do the whole Job. And he should he paid sufficient to make him anxious to do the work properly and Well. Until some such action is taken Bristol will always be behind the times and never will she have Suffi tent funds to make any sort of improvements that Are sadly needed. More than Hoo. Which taxes she must pay or she would lie mighty soon sold out yet when she tried within that last ten Days to get a Constable to serve a notice on one of her tenants who owes her More than Individ-1 eighty dollars rent no Constable w As available. First she went to Squire Kraft he told her he would he glad to assist her hut that he had no Constable to serve his papers for him but gave her the address of the duly elected constables of the town and offered to do his share if she could get one of them to execute the papers. Here is the result of her efforts him first Man approached said that he was in business and he would rather not make any enemies by attending to his Constable business the second claimed that he would help her if he had Ever qualified for office he had not done this because before he was placed on the ticket he told the Bosses he did not care for the office hut they in turn told him they would run him to fill up the ticket and it did not make any difference whether he served or not the third had just received his commission As a notary Public and he Felt that his official dignity would be lowered of he acted As Constable the fourth and the Only one in the town really willing to assist the woman was Jesse Bromley and he is confined to his Home recovering from an operation and is physically unfit to perform his duties. Then the worn Quot was advised to go to Morrisville and Here she hair to pay five dollars in Advance in order that the Constable would be assured of getting his fee. This official came to Bristol served the papers and collected three dollars from the tenants in the Case on account and the woman claims he pocketed this Money for his feel what became of the original five paid she does not know. The officer promised to return the following saturday and make a collection that had been arranged for with the tenants. Hut since his first Call has not put in an appearance. Fine state of affairs in Boss Ridden and Boss ruled Bristol a wonder if this w Botnan failed to pay her taxes the official of the town would find any great difficulty in securing the services of an officer to see her out shame to is being by of would he assisted by the Borough and As soon As the holes were filled they would treat the main thoroughfares with a top dressing an a coat of tar. A was soon As the holes Are filled a a filling of these holes with the in deficient method followed by the state and Borough would he a perpetual Job. And the streets will never he in readiness for the finishing touches which Are promised As just As soon As one set of holes is filled up and another started on. The first filling is pushed out and these holes Are again crying out for treatment. Persons who have travelled and acquainted themselves with conditions in other states and towns must laugh to themselves when they notice the puerile efforts hereabouts to it to things. A set of schoolboys who never even heard of the theory of Road building and repair could not do any More childish work than is constantly being done on the streets of this Community. No matter who is putting up the Money to pay for this work it is a waste it As it apparent in wasted. Hood streets in Bristol tinder the present system things. In Morrisville Bridge Street is being repaired hut not Iii the Way Bristol streets Are treated no filling of holes there a the Street is torn up. And the men at work Are going Down deep enough to Lay a solid and prop or foundation for the top dressing whatever that May he. When completed a real Job will have been done and not a half finished Job that was not even started properly such As has been forced from time immemorial on Bristol. Main Street Tullytown is a thoroughfare that compares favourably with any in the country. True the stat built this Road but main Street Tullytown is no More a state Highway than is Radcliffe Mill and of to tar streets Bristol. If Tullytown can get this excellent Roadway Why not Bristol there is something radically wrong somewhere Aud it should he remedied before thousands More Are dumped in the holes when the entire pavement should he repaid. Street holes not officially listed 1350, doing the writer overheard an old fireman of Bristol state the other evening. That he would not want to live in the fourth Ward for just one reason and the reason As expressed by Hun is a the fourth i not adequately protected front reason for this is the a death trip Over the canal which makes it necessary for engine i and number 2 company to go Way around Washington Street or Bath Street to enter the fourth Ward. It is True and when you conic to think of it the residents of the fourth Are not getting a very Square Deal when they Are denied the Protection from Tho several fire companies which the residents of the other wards Conj by. Simply because smite one or some group of people irs simply Tini stubborn to take the proper action to remove this dreadful menace which is not Only a menace to the lives of those who Cross it either afoot or in vehicles hut also is the cause of keeping fire apparatus from getting promptly to thai Section of the town mentioned above. Seems As if this condition is one that the residents of the fourth should interest themselves in. And by constant shouting Aud other methods feared by politicians make it so hot for the ruling Powers that they will be glad to remove the a death trap. And by so doing give the people Safe passage to their Homes and also make the District on the other Side of the canal accessible to the fire fighting machines if grim necessity demands their presence. Leibfried Given Croydon contract were Low bidders at $922 for lumber with which to erect firehouse the italian citizens of Bristol insist that this year they be Given some political recognition and they Are particularly anxious to get representation in the Borough Council. These Thrifty people who for years have been looked upon As Blind followers of the Republican organization. Have developed an Independent Strain principally because the Independent has taken up their cause in several issues where they seem to have been ignored. Meetings Are almost nightly features Iii the several sections of the town where these people Are most thickly settled. In the second Ward there is an italian club who Are anxious that Joseph Gilardi enter the race for Council. They Are anxious that this Man who is an exceptionally High class of citizen and a resident of Bristol for Twenty years take up the Light to be elected a member of Council. These citizens Are not demanding that this Man be chosen but state openly that they will support him in Case he makes the run but they also hold j themselves Iii readiness to support i any other candidate who is vouched for by this newspaper. In the fifth Ward where the italians Are strongest. Several j names have been mentioned As men i fully qualified to look after the interests of their own people arid also of the citizens of the Ward at Large j the Man upon whom the support of his fellow clubman and his fellow countrymen seems to Center is Dominick Retina who is one of the oldest residents among the italians of Bristol not old in years but old in the number of years he has spent Iii this Borough. Who knows hut what an italian May be a candidate Why not j either one of these citizens above mentioned who at least have sufficient Hack Bone to come boldly out and defy the gang therefore Independent cannot answer letter of business Man tin the ully Bensalem m. E. Church Aid soc. Annual supper y. P. B. To convention the members of the y. P. B. Will go to a convention held in Burlington. August 19. Th1 members meet at . Lehman sat 7 of clock. Clarence Winter has just delivered to . Thomas f. Muff att a ave passenger Buick Tom fling car. Wednesday afternoon. August 17, the a said society of Bensalem m. E. Chinch located on the Hulmeville rd., will give one of their old fashioned supers in which the ladies will demonstrate their Sti Berb ability As Cooks. These suppers Are looked Forward to with eager anticipation by All those who have enjoyed them Iii the past. Both Cooks and waiters Are working hard to make this feast one of the Hest Ever served despite the fact that those who attended last years supper say. A they will have to go some for they thought the last one could not be these suppers have been so Well served in former years that Large number it attend from the surrounding country towns. Auto trucks will leave Hulmeville at 5.30. Bridgewater at 5.30 and Eddington at 5.4 5 to accommodate ail i those arriving by train or trolley him to again do the Job that our Story enumerating the actual number of holes along Bristol s principal thoroughfares was read seriously by at least one Bristol business Man. Is proven by the following note received in this office last Friday afternoon dear editor a what Are the number 4 of the a two holes at Mill Ami Radcliffe streets on the right hand Side of the Street going Down Radcliffe Street. Signed. A one who has humped the the editor at once took up the question with the official counter hut he being a Man who is a stickler for propriety would not make any statement As to the probable number. He simply counted the holes in groups of ten then made a notation of this amount and again counted until ten was reached. No record was made of the location of any of the groups and for this reason he could not give the real figures and would not make a guess. The Independent paid this Man two do Lars for making the count it was a contract Job. And when it was made the counter thought he had All the Best of the bargain before he finished he found he had been stung. Hut kept gamely on until he finished. When Askari if he would count Over in order that the above letter might he answered Correct Tyr he stated positively that nothing less than a ten Dollar Bill would induce the improvement association held its regular monthly meeting last saturday night and disposed of considerable business the adjournment not being called until eleven thirty. The Bills on the lumber for the new Croydon fire House being erected by Tho improvement association at the Corner of state Road and Patterson Avenue were read and checked carefully for errors. The figures As read were Paxson. $1034.24 Pierce and Williams $1047.63 Simeon lumber company $953.05 Liebfried lumber company $922.00. After discussion the hid was awarded to Liebfried a the lowest bidder and instructions issued to the building committee to begin immediately ordering the lumber so that work on Hie building proper May Start at once. All primary arrangements made the fire House should go up in record time and Croydon will have its first Community Hall. Negotiations will soon he started for the Purchase of a modern fire apparatus. The association will not he satisfied with a makeshift engine hut is planning to Purchase a Modernly equipped chemical fire fighting apparatus that can compete with any in this Vicinity. At the end of their first year of existence the organization can Well look hark with Pride Over what has been accomplished during this Short time. Manager Wilson s father arrives Home saturday a Large number of friends of work manager w. T. Wilson of the merchant shipyard will gather on sat Iii Day afternoon to tender a Welcome banquet to or. Wilson a father w to will alive at new York saturday at noon from a trip abroad from the a land of Bonnie coupled w till the Welcome and the feast it is Likely the volstead act will he forgotten when it conies to tendering a Toast to the returned traveler who is so Well known in Harriman and Vicinity. Fire at Fleckenstine s with an $18,000 loss during the storm last sunday evening lightning set fire to a Large barn filled with the seasons crops on the place of or. Hoi Ace Flecken Stine. Trenton Avenue Newport Ville. Fire companies from Hulmeville. Langhorne and Bristol responded hut owing to inconvenience of reaching a Supply of water. No. I s pumper of Bristol was virtually useless. Despite the arrival of Cornwells company with in abundant Supply of chemicals the Wagon shed. Chicken Coop and garage along with the Large barn were completely destroyed entailing a loss of $18,000. Or. And . Geo. A. Hussey of Edgely or. And . Ralph Harris of Harriman. Miss Dorothy Coleman. Mall train service fire House of Philadelphia . Louise Wavel and Many other improvements Are son of Nils Hville Tenn. Will leave things that can justly by credited to on saturday for a week at fort Lithe untiring efforts of their commit Fiey. Salem n. J. Tees. They have worked in a sound while James Bonier of 329 Dorr Busi new and financial basis arid Anet Street was picking blackberries their actions have always been open in the Vicinity of Hulmeville a few and above Board. They will go Days ago acc Dently slipped in a Hole ahead into the next year with the covered by Brushwood and severely same vigor and Pep that have Mark sprained the ligaments in one of his cd their efforts in the past and As limbs. An organization composed of the peo miss sue t Wheeler of Radcliffe pie of Croydon they will still con Street has been spending part of her unite to work for the interests of vacation w Ith her parents in Bensa Croydon. Tem township. The question was asked the editor of this paper on tuesday of this week by a disinterested Reader of the several articles which have appeared in the columns of this paper a Why if w. B. Martindell the chiropractor. Has a License to practise in new Jersey lie does not give up the attempt to continue business Here in Pennsylvania Cross the River and notify his local patients of i change of address a the questioner also stated that with the wonderful results this Man has seemed to obtain. It would be a simple proposition for him to have his patients follow him across the ferry. The above was presented to Martindell and his answer to it follows a this fight to obtain a foothold Here in Pennsylvania is not by any Means a personal one there Are now 600,-000 chiropractic adjustments Given in Pennsylvania each Day if i moved away and several others who Are chiropractors were forced to move it would not he a great while before this number would be greatly lowered. I claim and the philosophy which i practise has proven that the ill and weak can be aided by chiropractic there never was a new idea introduced to the world that was immediately accepted there always must be pioneers in every line sometimes these pioneers Are made to suffer but if by their suffering they ultimately gain something for the Good of humanity in general their suffering has not been in vain. That is my Case exactly the people of Pennsylvania need chiropractic As much As the people in any other state the Only Way possible to have Laws passed whereby they can have it without fear of interruption is to make the Public sentiment in favor of it so Strong that the Law makers will ultimately be forced to recognize its Worth that is Why i Ain Here doing my mite in an attempt to alleviate the suffering of Mankind. For that reason and for that reason alone surely the dollars that May be gleaned in Pennsylvania have no More value than those to be made in Jersey a new Jersey a Martindell continued a is Well taken care of they have numerous chiropractors who administer to the wants and needs of the people Pennsylvania and the people of this District where i have done some Good need me and so Long As i possibly can stay Here to help them Here i will stay of i am put to personal inconvenience in order to administer to these people that will he part of the Load of the Pioneer which i will be forced to carry but i will carry it gladly for chiropractic and for the people whom chiropractic will Aid. Some few of us must suffer in order that the Many May be a prominent philadelphian one who is thoroughly acquainted with All the ramifications of the legislation of the medical acts which it is claimed effect the work of the chiropractors in this state much to the Surprise of the writer stated that if the medical practise act were rigidly enforced in All cases that Barbers would be required to pass a medical examination before they could shave a Man or Cut his hair. He showed and convinced his listener that the shaving of a customer or cutting his hair under the wording of the act come be construed if the Medicos eared to so construe it As a surgical operation. This gentleman cited one instance in Idaho where a chiropractor was arrested for practising Medicine without a License. This a a Chiron immediately Bael warrants sworn out for the Nineteen Barbers who did business in the town and when the Twenty Hills were presented to the grand jury for consideration they a i in this Means that latest Rumor which seemed to be Well founded is groundless j amp american car foundry at Landreth farm was also part of Rumoro they were to fabricate steel for ships a the above official says not a too bad comptroller Eckert of merchant shipbuilding corporation through c. C. James who is in charge of operations of the merchants Here in Harriman denied emphatically yesterday that there is any truth in the statement which has been circulated Here that the m. S. C. Holdings in Chester had been disposed of and that the local Yard would soon resume activity. From a source which seemed to be most authorities the editor of the Independent was informed on tuesday evening that the Sun Oil company had bought the greater portion of the property of the m. S. C. In Chester and that they were to utilize it for Oil storage purposes. All of the trackage belonging to the m. S. C. This same informant stated had been bought by the Pennsylvania r. R. Who acquired the major portion of the River front part of the Plant which they planned to convert into a Mammoth terminal. The latter part of the statement agrees with a Story which appeared exclusively in this paper months ago when a detailed description of tentative plans of the Pennsylvania which were then supposed to be a fact was Given in these columns with the disposal of the Chester Plant of course it was stated that the sle chants intended coming Back to Bristol As soon As the government vacate the Harriman property and Here it was claimed they intended to build at least six tankers each year. Six it was stated is the lowest number of this class of boat that can be built w Ith any Chance of breaking at least even on the proposition. Further than this went the dispenser of this seemingly Good news for Bristol a the old Landreth farm is supposed to have been purchased during the past week from the Harriman interests by the american car and foundry company who in addition to working a Plant for their own purposes were said to have agreed to fabricate All the steel to be used in the building of ships by the shipyard. What a Beautiful dream this All would be if indeed it were True it would mean that the future of this Community would be assured for Bristol and this entire Section will never come into its own from within but will have to wait until progressive spirits come into the Community from the outside to Wake it up from its present lethargic condition. I his morning Bright and Early the writer called up or. James office in the Hope of making an appointment with him to talk Over the situation. Or. James was very Busy in a conference the word came in answer to a Telephone inquiry and he would be most Busy All Day. The Newspaperman became insistent As newspaper men Are sometimes forced to be and or. James very kindly consented to be interviews Over the wire. When the above tale was unfolded to him. He seemed surprised but stated that or. Eckert was in his office and he would ask him to verify or deny the tale. A positive denial was the answer that came Over the wire and of would seem that another Bubble had been busted. Yet when the denial was retold to a gentleman who was up to that time an unknown Quantity in the matter this gentleman stated that he had heard that or. Eckert himself was the source that the information first came from. This latter seems very strange in face of the denial. Took Bills them All As a joke were returned. And no True w. C. T. U. Business meeting the regular business meeting of the w. C. T. U. Will he held at the Home of miss Hughes 601 Radcliffe Street next tuesday evening. August 16th. Miss Helen Godshall is the guest i this w Eek of miss Helen Abbott of 907 Radcliffe Street. Independent voted the Best yet the Independent has again been lauded. The Croydon improvement association at their meeting last saturday night Tina famously voted it to he the Hest All around weekly paper circulating through this Section of the country. The association had Long Felt that it needed a reliable paper that would print the announcements and notifications of the activities of the association. It was agreed that the Independent was Tho paper that filled All the requirements of what a newspaper should be. The association members Are requested to read the Independent and follow the association notices which will appear from time to time. The doings of the association will also be printed. Fok rent House for rent Pond Street just off Jefferson Avenue. Inquire National hardware store

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