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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - August 26, 1921, Bristol, Pennsylvania Independent i adn the local Field in paid circulation by several Hundred. We Challenge contradiction. Jul that Thi vol. 2.�?no. 9. Or Linier ski Chue has Bristol lost another Industry chemical company controlled by Harriman reorganized in order to enlarge it backs up his assertion by stating i he himself would bid on contracts �31.270.55 wasted last year by the Borough in attempting to do work they know nothing about High time change was made the Borough authorities and their much lauded committee on streets and highways and its most important chairman have for years assumed to make Street improvements and repairs and have failed dismally now it in about Lime that they cease wasting the taxpayers Money and put the Job out on contract we Here some person or some firm of standing May be forced to file a Bond for the Quality of work turned in. And some one be held responsible. Other towns and cities follow this course and As a result they receive some return for Money expended instead of having it strewn lavishly along the highways through wasted Effort. Buckley Street and Bath Street were repaired some weeks ago the holes were filled after the fashion of the Borough in filling holes and a supposed dressing thrown on top of the surface of these thoroughfares both of these streets Are As bad now. If not worse that they were before the filling .etc., was done. A Well known citizen and one who is responsible an with Money sufficient to Back his assertion declared himself last evening As being ready and willing to bid on any Borough Street work and he further plated that he would file a Bond to do the work properly. Would it not be a Good idea to take this Man at his word or if a local Man were not desired Why not seek bids from firms who make a business of building streets and roads and w to Are qual j filed and equipped to do the we Ork and do it properly the last annual report of the Bor of Kwh treasurer submitted at the end of the fiscal year ending july 1st. 1921. Stated that for the twelve months proceeding the Borough had expended through its Street and j Highway committee $31.2 70.55. Quite a pile of Money for the extent of the returns received. The four most interesting items that go to make up this final figure follow salaries $12,430.27 hauling. $6.-292.62 tar via $6,288.59 and Stone and slag $3,101.98. Rather Nice picking. If a business Man were handling the Street proposition As he would handle his own private ventures he would do the whole business in a systematic manner instead of tak Jig this enormous sum and pouring it out on the streets indiscriminately. He would take the pavements that needed repairing the most and Start systematically and not simply pour Loose Stone on them but dig Down and replace the present pavement with a permanent one. It j would not he necessary that these streets should All be done the same year take one at a time or a part of one give out the contracts to reliable bidders and give the taxpayers some return for their Money which now is absolutely wasted. The business of Bristol can be administered As Well and economically As is the business of other common i he Ogdensburg news of Ogdensburg n. Y., carries in its Issue of August 6th, a two column article treating on Tho absorbing of lie in chemical company of that place by the Bobwhite chemical oni Pany a newly formed corporation. This will not mean much to Bristol by the fact that the Harriman interests Are the principal stockholders in both the old and the new companies will mean much. Ibis organization and re organi a rat Ion with increased capital brings to the minds of those really interested in the future growth of Bristol. The questions might not this Plant have been located in or near Harriman if the Yard or its adjoining property nominally owned by Karri a Man had been available i be Independent Bas no Means of answering that question with any degree of accuracy but there is every Chance in favor of thinking that such might he the . Tho reorganization was made so that the present Plant might be enlarged and it is the intention of those most vitally interested to make tins one if the largest chemical concerns in the world today. Plans Are afoot to Market their product in every Corner of Hie civilized world and with the Harriman interest the Harriman Energy and the Harriman Blains behind it there is no doubt but that every step taken by this concern will he taken in the proper direction and that step will be Forward. How Nice it would have been if this Plant might have been secured for Bristol outdoor service will be attended by thousands religious part of three Days fete Edgely to have its own Library Independent Republican of Sterling qualities seeks nomination for office held by Squire Kraft paper Trade emulates his father in the manufacture of Wall paper tints and paper shades Community club have As guest state Library division chief he outlines plans people of Borough seem desirous of change candidates friends claim present incumbent has held Job la amp a enough Young Elmont with Hardy John la. Hardy who announced lits candidacy for tax collector and whose petition was filed with the county commissioners on tuesday in a native born Bristol boy and in his thirty six years of life Here in the town where he was born he has math friends wherever the Tri Council country club composed of three West Philadelphia councils knights of Columbus located along the state Road below Eddington Are making elaborate preparations for a three Day event along the shores of the Delaware on september 3-4-5. Saturday the opening Day will be devoted to sports of All kinds in which attractive prizes will he offer urns factory on of. On sunday special religious exercises will be conducted with a a afield mass a similar to the military mass that was celebrated in the open in Many parts of this country previous to and during the a world Rev. Joseph Corrigan of Philadelphia will bi1 the celebrant of the mass. And the music will be rendered by no Latigu rented choir. A frequent service by trolley from Bristol to Eddington will enable Many people from that town to at Newportville roat modern machinery installed and work of waking samples of product is successful wooden ships for pontoons cheap government Sells 205 at each have eighty deftly needed Here $2,100 thir the fact that the government have hold two Hundred and five out of two Hundred eighty five wooden ships offered for Sale and that the Price paid per ship was but $2,100. Made a Reader of this paper Call up and inquire on tuesday As to whether the eighty ships remaining would not he sufficient to build the Pontoon Bridge across the Delaware Between Bristol and Burlington. They would be sufficient to build two Bridges and have Twenty ships left Over for other purposes thirty ships Are All that would he needed to build the Bridge spoken of in last weeks Issue of the Independent and these boats might he purchased at this time for a Gross expenditure of $63,000. For about As much More or about $125,000 in All. It was estimated by an Engineer that a Bridge without a draw could lie built on the plan outlined last week. The draw would be absolutely necessary and with this in the Center it would make the Cost of the Bridge even if stretched on pontoons almost prohibitive at this time. There is not sufficient traffic Here to insure private capital of a return on their Money and for the same reason the state would hesitate to invest any Money in such a project a the answer is As arc answers to most Public improvements in this Section let the matter drop and simply go by default. Croydon to have voice in politics Hies if the people will Only Bear in Republican club formed wednesday mind that the vote was Given to them for a purpose and cast it intelligently rid this Borough of its one Man Power and then there will be a Chance for municipal Progress. Until then there is no Hope of this Community Ever getting anywhere. Mrs j. C. Schmidt slowly recovering from operation the Many friends of mrs. C. Schmidt. Wife of Florist Schmidt of Otter Street will he glad to learn she is recovering from a serious operation. She underwent at Hahnemann Hospital Philadelphia on Friday last. Previous to undergoing the ordeal she had been a sufferer from time to time until at last she was persuaded by her relatives to seek a chef and one of Philadelphia s leading specialists was secured who successfully performed the operation putting his patient on the Way to Complete recovery. To take Active part in primary fight a belly Murphy will accommodate Hunters assistant county treasurer William h. Murphy following his usual custom of looking after the a other Fellows convenience a will sit in Bristol next tuesday evening to Issue Hunters licenses. A Bob Coleman has agreed to furnish or. Murphy with a to Liv. And lie will the Pool room Oil Mill Street time during the Early evening 7 30 p. In. Croydon demands its voice be heard in the coming primaries to be held on sept. 20th. And to attain this object the Croydon Republican club was formed on wednesday night. They want to secure the election of anyone who puts the interests of Croydon and its requirements above personal gain of political Power. A record breaking crowd of voters attended in spite of the fact that it had not been advertised but was projected to sound Public opinion in a quiet Way. The spirit of the Assembly proved that which was first an idea is now an actual demand for some form of securing for Croydon. W hat in All phases belongs to Croydon. A meeting will be held next wednesday night at state Road and China 1-Ane, and All voters will be asked to turn out and support the movement which has let Een started. The voters of Croydon have gained strength and if organized its just demands will not be ignored. The enthusiasm was such As is Seldom witnessed in a Community of this size and it was not until a late hour that the meeting adjourned with each member pledged to stand for Chan politics and Croydon a welfare. He has gone and there Are Many of these friends w to already concede his nomination on the Republican ticket on primary Day. September 20th. Or. Hardy Ever since his first vote has always been an Independent Republican. Yet his friends within the ranks of the organisation Are legion and on every Side one hears comments on the fact that he will poll a surprisingly Large organization v ote. In announcing his intention to enter the race or. Hardy was very explicit in his attitude lie stated to his friends who sought him to make the run that he would do so on the ground that he As a citizen had every right to submit his name to his fellow voters of the town without any thought of having any personal deling against his opponent. He Speaks in the highest terms of his opponent for office. Squire Kraft Blit states that he is making the run on the Assurance of scores of his friends thut the people were desirous of a change in the office of tax collector. As a number of them considered that the Squire had held Down the Job Long enough. In asking for the suffrage of his friends. Or. Hardy can do so without tear of criticism he is a Young Man who has stood for his principles on every and All occasions he has never been afraid to express himself on any Public topic and is respected by every class of citizen in the town. He was Horn Ami educated in Bristol. And for Twenty one years has been in the employ of Burgess Clifford Anderson he went with or. Anderson when he was a boy. When or. Anderson was an exer Tive in the Corona kid works. Later when tile Burgess went to Camden Young Hardy went with him in the capacity of a Foreman he returned to Bristol with his chief anti Ever since the Bristol Patent leather company started Here he has been in their employ. In the last few years he handling real estate trades line and his Sterling qualities As a Man have made his Entrance Iii this Field very successful. A member of the Church the elks a it de puny no. 2. Anti honorary the y. M. A., and Active other fraternal organizations or. Hardy is assured of scores of workers. Particularly among the younger men of the town who will he out tooth and Nail rooting for his nomination. The fact that some few years ago he was prominent in Anta Tuer theatricals appearing with St. Marwy a dramatic society and several others in the town makes him exceptionally Well known among All classes of citizens. Since 1917, or. Hardy has been a director of the Filiti Lily building a let it an association and at the death of Harvey s. Rue. Who was treasurer the seeker for office was made treasurer of the association. Tend tin services which will begin promptly at 10.30 of clock a. M. Monday labor Day will he devoted to athletic events in which a one mile race will he specially interesting. Swimming contests in the Delaware Are also on the program along with Many other features that will make 1921 in the Tri Council history one to be Long remembered. A variety of lunch will lie served Iii the club cafeteria where visitors May satisfy the inn Man with the Choice lid bits of the season while music of an entertaining character will he furnished by an orchestra and hand. Twenty Bristol s no went out of of Wilson Wall from has been As a Side methodist fire com member of Iii several w. E. Doron makes 3000 children glad youngsters have merry tune yesterday at the Island As guests of ferry owner news of the annual Outing to children of this Section of Pennsylvania and new Jersey Given by Captain w. K. I it Oron owner of the local ferry line is usually heralded far and near with the result or. Doron s office on Radcliffe Street was besieged Oil wednesday a Forenoon by a gathering of 4 00 boys and girls seeking tickets that would entitle them to an Outing on thursday at Burlington Island Park. These annual picnics which Captain Doron began 42 years ago when he carried hundreds of children up and Down the liver free until the officials of navigation put a Stop to it have been maintained with outings on the Island Ever since with the exception of 191s when the epidemic of flu. Prevented gatherings of people in great numbers. Tickets had been issued that year and it was with Heartfelt regret the obeying of the Law. Compelled the Captain to cancel the children a picnic. The Outing this year that was held yesterday excelled All past efforts by Captain Doron to make the Little folks Happy when 3000 free tickets were issued entitling the youngsters to a free sail on a do Ron so ferry to the Island with the privilege of everything in the amusement line at that resort at the captains expense. Six thousand free tickets for the a merry go round a were distributed a Long with 2000 entitling the Holder of free transportation on chartered trolley cars from Edgely and Harriman. And Burlington Island never saw such a crowd of youngsters together As appeared there yesterday and the w. E. Doron annual children a free Outing of 1921, will be chronicled in the future history of Bristol As one of the greatest events that Ever happened Here. Even years ago one of St prosperous industries business when the firm and Fennimore Mami i a tillers of windows shades and paper tints decided to retire a business that had proven prosperous in Philadelphia and for twelve years Here under their management. With the inspiration of his lathers Success in this line of work. A Illiam. Wilson of 500 Radcliffe Street decided to emulate the Voik it his Parent and opened the old Reitz factory building Oil the new Portville Road where he has begun the manufacture of Wall paper tints. With a formula that was used so successfully by the Parent firm. The building occupies a space of 132 feet in length with a fifty foot Width Iii which the new Lessee has installed modern machinery operated by expert Workman the product of which dealers in this line of goods claim will equal if not Excel the article furnished by the old firm f Here. A boiler room. 30x20 feet it the upper end of the building furnishes i Vici to a modern engine equipment. That operates the tilling press along with a drying railway on which operates an endless Chain returning tin finished paper to a machine which winds it into Rolls really for shipment. These Rolls contain a variety of 30 tints of wallpaper that have a finish soft As silk and their blend Day Oli a he afternoon tug of the most delicate color a Jsck tempier Atli labor Edgely is soon to have its own Library. Hustling Little Community this and one that will go right ahead and get somewhere while her older neighbors will dry Ami rot from within from stagnation. Last Friday a represent tat Ivy a of j the state Library division in fact 1 the chief himself from Harrisburg i spent the afternoon and evening in this progressive settlement and explained to the members of the Community club just How to go about getting their plan started and in i formed them of just what the state would do for them. To Start with tin state will furnish the Library with one Hundred and Twenty five books seventy five i of this number will by Given outright and the balance of fifty will he Ioan de. And can be exchanged for fifty others at the end of four months Quot time. Re if. In ans that during the course of a year a least one Hundred fifty books can be secured without Cost to the members of the association backing the venture. This plan is called by the state a a travelling the Community club figure that there will he at Leas one Hundred persons w to will be anxious to take out books Anil that they will he pleased to pay a nominal charge of $1.00 per year for the service and this will give the promoters a sum at once available with which to buy additional books. Plans will he perfected in the immediate future for a location and tin arrangement of other details attendant upon the opening will be a Holly announced. Id i first seeks nomination on the Republican tickets already has scores pledged for him will be no figurehead in Council Parley is Well posted on Borough affairs out to get Square Deal for firemen every Man and woman voter in the first Ward in Bristol who have the Good of their Ward and Borough at heart should turn out at the primary and cast a vote for John Smoyer who has flied his petition and will enter the race for councilman. Croydon kiddies carnival sept. 5th youngsters of the pleasant Little Community to be feted before school work begins wednesday half Holiday May be continued with the near approach of the end of the summer season and inc Dently the termination of the wednesday half Holiday among the merchants of the town an agitation has developed among Many merchants who inaugurated the movement years ago. To continue the wednesday closing half Day during the whole year through. While it was thought in the inception of the half Holiday that it would prove a great inconvenience to shoppers however the years it has been in effect has proven receipts have not fallen off and the merchants have been better Able physically to serve their customers after the recreation they were Able to take mid week. Another question along these lines has been asked. Why not have the testaments of the town close a halfday asking their patrons to carry their lunch which might in a measure help reduce the continued High Cost of living a Mollie a a Smith s Buffalo. Sent to Trenton Park a Mollie a the last of the Herd of buffaloes that were shown with the late Buffalo Bill show is now a resident of Cadwallader Park. Trenton n. In Mollie s stall on the Smith farm near Tullytown is a pet Lima. Given to or. Smith in partial payment for Mollie who is one of the finest specimens of the female Bison in Captivity. Her vicious temp r was shown when an attempt was made to drive her into a crate for shipment hut she was induced to enter it finally to obtain food and once inside a a Bingo the teat Gate was dropped and Mollie started Tren Toxvard. She will doubtlessly furnish loads of pleasure to the children who will look at her in wondrous Awe Iii the big Park in the Jersey capital. Be at any after miss Jennie Blanche misses Marcella and Kila Mccoll or Jefferson Avenue misses Clara Johson and Mary Brennan of Tullytown who have been spending the past two and daughter left on monday morn weeks touring Canada and netting for a sojourn at Wildwood Crest found land arrived Home on tuesday misses Mary Brennan and Mary Brady of Jefferson Avenue have returned from two weeks spent with friends in Millville and Bridgeton. N. Or. And mrs. William p. Mccoy miss a. Last. R Kathryn Ginny a nurse in St. A Rancis Hospital Trenton was the Over sunday guest of mrs. A i. Murphy of Jefferson Avenue. Moffo fights Hartley in Trenton monday a real treat is in store for lovers of the Fristic game in Bristol on monday evening next when Young Moffo of Bristol meets Pete Hartley in a 12 round boxing contest in the Arena Iii Trenton. Both men claim to be in Fine condition. And from the manner in which Moffo is knocking his sparring partners out. It looks As if he would give Hartley a very unpleasant evening. He declares he is going to fight his opponent As he did Jimmie Brown and does not intend to stand off during any part of the game. Moffo seems to fully realize that he is a fighter and feeling As Strong As a Hull he is confident of winning through strength and punching Power. Peal to admirers of what is Beautiful in Home decorations. Another Branch of the business or. Wilson is devoting considerable attention to is the manufacture of paper windows shades that Are coloured so attractively it would he difficult to distinguish them from those made of cloth in use at presello. These shades although made of paper must not be compared to what people might he prone to term a Flimsy As paper a a for in a test witnessed by the writer three Stalwart men were pulled off their feet holding the end of a curtain that was attached to 200 pounds Iii weight at the roller end. With not a sign of crack or tear from the test. When it is considered these curtains can be bought retail As Low As 45 and 50 cents each compared with $1.25 and Over for cloth shades this line of manufacture ought to Appeal to housewives under the present condition of depression when it is necessary to make a Dollar buy As much As possible especially in furnishing a Home. In the mixing of delicate colors used on this work although they have proven most durable in tests of Sun and heat. Or. Wilson has secured the services of Eugene Fite. Who was color mixer for the firm of Wilson and Fennimore years ago. His work for Wilsonjr a indicates he has surpassed his previous ability in colors which ought to attract the Trade to an Industry that has now been revived in this Section. Considering the equipment installed in this factory with its attractive products it appears that i. Wilson a followed the advice of Zinmer son a a who said. If a Man make Only a Mousetrap and make if Benet than another Man the Public will went a path to his door Lieut. Little killed on dirigible Well known Here among the americans who Mot death in the wreck of the zr-2 off the coast of England August lieutenant Little Rushani Joy Little of Wildwood latter being a life Long High school companion Linton Martin of �15 Street. A. ,. News of the death of mrs. Littles husband was a great she cd to Hei fellow student Here who previous to Lier marriage was miss Joy daughter of state senator w. Ii. Bright of wild Toimi. While reviving As commanding officer at ape May naval air station after the armistice. Lieutenant Little met miss blight and they were married last october in Brough England. Lieutenant Little was a graduate of Harvard University and Henry b. Utile a hanker one of the first Twenty sent overseas with the kiddies of Croydon will have their of monday. Day As the Croydon improvement association have planned a a kiddies carnival a for All the children of Croydon. The social committee Are now working on plans which will include Peanut scramble races games and other events dear to the hearts of All Between the Ages of one and one Hundred. The parents Are asked to cooperate with the committee in making this a red letter Day for the children As this will probably be the last Day of Freedom for Many who have to return to school. A tempting array of prizes will be awarded and the kiddies will he treated to a Good time that they caul Curry in their memory throughout the Winter. Further plans will be announced and in the meantime the old and Young can prepare themselves for a real old fashioned Good time. The committee extended a vote of thanks to or. John Buzby for his donation of Twenty dollars to further the Good work. John Smoyer is kind of a Good fellow to tie to Iii any Case or in any emergency a native of Bristol in All his years of business Endeavor in this town he has always upheld the reputation for being scrupulously honest and furthermore of giving even his competitors in business a Square Deal. Progressive from Early manhood he has always stood firmly against organization Rule in politics. Some years ago he ran for Council in the third Ward and came mighty near being elected on an Independent ticket but in those Days booze was easily of in Yaj and some funny tales Are loin of the methods used to beat John in that fight. Always a student of civic questions and one who would delve into any Public question to get to the Bottom of it the aspirant for the Counci Lmanie Toga in the first is particularly Well informed and fitted to take up the Cudgel for his fellow wards men. With John Smoyer in Council there will be no need to cry for Relief from conditions that now exist for he will either have them removed or Tell the people just Why they Are not removed. No Chance to Bury any improvement in committee with John on the Job stirring things up. As vice president of the Bristol a business menus association he proved that he has the Power of expressing himself and if he is returned a Winner on primary Day he will give an excellent account of his stewardship in Council. At least he will represent the interests of the people who nominate and elect him and not the Bosses who feel that it is their right to own the votes of All Borough officials. Wellfare association thank the Public the auxiliary committee of the Harriman welfare association take this Means of thanking the people of Bristol and Harriman for their assistance in the successful results attained at the Block dance of August 23, 1921. Joseph Foster chairman Vernon c. Cowart Secretary. Employee of Grundy paper uses political Power to int mid a the an advertiser makes journey to n. To Tell advertising Agency of Bossy Power a big stick a methods to a secure business it w ill doubtlessly by a Surprise i men a the Independent in the regu 23. Was of mrs. N. J., the chum and of m is. E. Radcliffe son of he was officers to be United states this coun dirigible Squadron when try entered Hie War. With others he was selected to bring across the Atlantic the Zepplin zr-2. And was accompanied by his wife who la or returned to her Parent s Home East j Taylor Avenue. Wildwood to be in readiness to Welcome her husband when he arrived in the Airship. News of his sudden death was such a Shock she is now in a state of collapse at her parents Home. To or. Joseph it. Grundy owner of the a daily excuse a to learn that the latest acquisition to his Oft changing Force is soliciting business by an implied threat that if the aforesaid business is not forthcoming that the political Power of the once a mighty Bossy of Bucks county might be used to make uncomfortable the advertiser should he dare refuse the plea of the a piping Little daily for business. As a proof of the foregoing state ment for the Benefit of or. Grundy and others who May be interested in know the Small time methods used by some advertising solicitors the following paragraph from a letter written by the Hanff Metzgar inc., advertising agents of 95 Madison Avenue. N. Y., to one of their clients in Philadelphia is presented Quot a representative of the courier was in to see me yesterday morning and he seemed to think that there was something Back of the change other than the question of circulation. He said that they were getting the advertising of the a a ulary were co operating in Everyway that the owner of the courier is quite a figure in Pennsylvania politics and explained that it might he bad strategy on the part of the to get in wrong with this the above will he greek to tile average Reader Uhitil it is explained that the a daily excuse had an order from the Hanff Metzgar Agency for a nine Hundred line advertise car course of business events solicited the same and and when the Philadelphia advertising representative of the firm putting out the copy compared both papers he at once telegraphed the Hanff Metzgar firm to cancel the daily in favor of the Independent. When the cancellation arrived at the office of the daily some important but rather Short sighted official entrained for new York visited the Agency with the plea and implied threat printed above and the Agency in turn notified their client. The editor of this newspaper saw the letter and stands ready to pro Luce proof that it was written and is now in the Possession of the Man it was addressed to and if necessity presents itself it will be produced. The two Blank spaces in the quoted paragraph of the letter in question were left there in order not to drag in this con or Over Bey the advertiser in question although this firm which is one of the largest in the country Are too big to be bluffed by the Grundy representatives but the Independent stands willing and is Able to make its fights on its own ground. In Justice to or. Grundy the editor of the Independent does not believe that he sponsors such methods nor would he allow them to be used if he were cognizant of them. In order that he May learn just How his publication is being conducted by those whom he trusts is one of the objects in the publication of this article

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