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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - July 3, 1925, Bristol, Pennsylvania Buy the Independent at Bristol news Agency 24o Mill Street and at p. R. R. Station a a has by Straus Mill Street Opp. The Forrest Charles Hillenbrand Cor. Garden and Beaver streets Eft Llu that to Tel name inputs. The Independent has a Iaeger prepaid circulation than any two papers in lower Bucks vol. 6. A no. I. Bristol pa., Friday. July 3, 1925. A. League of women voters want facts on taxation prizes offered to colleges Normal schools and local leagues for Best work in epoch making search for facts new idea in Public service an intensive fact finding Survey of the Coats of assessing and collecting All kinds of local taxation in the counties of the state has just been instituted by the Pennsylvania league of women voters. Publicists and economists who have examined the leagues thorough going program of action unite in describing it As the inspiration for a monumental piece of constructive Public service. Prizes will be awarded for tie Best work in the Survey. Pennsylvania a colleges and Normal schools have be ii invited to undertake a share of the St Only. Their share will represent a significant contribution toward the development of a sound knowledge of Public finance As a vital Factor til education for citizenship. Their departments professors and students of Public finance and economics Are to be called on to take responsibility for a definite portion of the Survey. County and local let Agues of women voters will be enlisted in this most important of truly political campaigns political in that whatever makes for genuine efficiency and sound Economy in government and for preserving and developing our Structure of society and of representative institutions is frankly and honestly political. There is a dishonest politics which is the Antithesis or perhaps the negation of quo political. This will no be a moving colourful and spectacular Campaign. The results however May Wrell be most spectacular in their beneficial effect on Public information and Public service. And yet in a very real sense the Campaign this fact finding Survey will pulse with life and color. Statistics Long dead and use less seemingly embalmed for eternity in a county or a municipality books or even in the Loving Mem cry of tax collectors will Spring in to action will few i the thrill of life Public officials who have be vet sensed that there was any Ethel Force than the clique of political profiteers who put them Iii office will appreciate what it Means to by a Public official. New blood Wii course through the body politic. Some doubting souls timorous souls there will be who will sat that All this is optimism gone mad a nobody Bas bothered about Sud things before a others will say. By is it too much to expect citizens Anc leaders of thought to come to grip with the facts of Public service must the Public service be something to be feared must some Public officials Long inured to Public apathy always Wear the Royal frown of bin who insists that a the state it is i a of course net Public Serries can a made As it often is pleasing to Boti citizens and officials. And when a1 Public officials Realise that interest in their comings and goings and ii their doings and inaction is Shal we say fashionable they will a glad mighty glad to join in the Gene ral demand tor exact know ledge the leagues tax Survey Wil a Start something in Pennsylvania already the persistent hammering ii of the idea that it is senseless to it save Money in the conduct of the National government if it is wast Quot by inefficiency in the local units i striking Home. There is no doubt of that fact. Too Long Here in Penn Sylvania have we been charmed by skillful political strategy spun out on a statewide stage and lost sight of the mounting Cost of local government. We have developed a keel knowledge and appreciation of political scheming and manipulation until we Are a right up to Tai Ute in that respect. We have for gotten that county government ii most instances is run on a plan evolved a Hundred or More years ago. What was Good in Days of sparse population and an Atmos total Lack of close communicating it not at All Good in these modern Days. It is about time that oui sense of county government caught up to and even passed our sense of politics. Not Only is it a about time a bul is absolutely necessary. For the Burden of the Cost of local govern ment and in particular of the Cost of tax collection and assessment i crippling school and welfare work adding to the Cost of living solidly ing the control of local cliques Anc deadening the it spirit of civic Pride and knowledge at its source. And ii one May digress More or less for a moment let there be some thought devoted to this Point so Many of us Are interested As we should be in the question of world peace in respect to leagues protocols and courts it matters not. And my at Bot pm the question of world Peac depends upon a full realization of the value of facts. World peace would substitute facts for bullets. May we not and there is no attempt Here to stretch imagination beyond bound do a vast amount of Good for world peace by working for such a knowledge and understanding of facts As the tax Survey june record month for weddings in county Minot j. Hill among the Many get marriage licenses at Doylestown to Doylestown. July 3.�?proof of he fact that Doylestown is becoming quite popular As a Center for Hose anticipating Matrimony is evident from the fact that 131 marriage licenses were issued during june a record that will probably stand for borne time. The former record was 120 for one month in june 1918. In the list of 131 applicants in june w Ere 14 school teachers which by the Way is another record for one month in Bucks county. Records in the office of the clerk of orphans court show that the average age a1 the male applicant was 2 6 years while the female applicants averaged 24 years. One Bristol couple applied just too late to get in on the record month. They were Minot j. Hill of Bristol manager of the t. B. Amp i Street railway company and Edith c. Harrington of Bristol a trained nil to their License was issued after the june business had closed. Only ten of the male applicants for licenses during june were under 21 years old. The popular age seemed to be Between 21 and 25 years there being 57 males and 65 females in this class. There were 85 of the female applicants who told the clerk they had occupations other than housework. Another fact is that about 7 5 per cent. Of the applicants were residents of Bucks county and most of the non residents came from Trenton and Philadelphia. The largest Borough in the county Bristol furnished the greatest number of applicants with 28 persons applying. Doylestown was second with 17, Morrisville was third with 12, Quakertown was filth with la and Perkasie was fifth with to the record shows that practically every township in the county and every Borough had at least one applicant. Miss Florence Edwards weds Langhorne Man St. James Church scene of pretty wedding when local girl marries or. Raymond e. Good of Langhorne a wedding of unusual Beauty took place in St. James Church on wednesday at 6 p. M., when miss Florence Edwards daughter of or. John Calhoun Edwards of Lafayette Street was married to or. Raymond Elwood Good of Langhorne. Rev. Henry Stuart Paynter pastor of the Church performed the ceremony and mrs. Louis Epstein played with unusual vigor a there comes the Bride. Miss Edwards was dressed in White crepe Elizabeth Bande solely embroidered. A Large White and Silver leghorn hat trimmed in lillies of the Valley was most attract Tice and the bridal bouquet was of White roses. Mrs. William h. Pearson was Matron of Honor and wore a Salmon color Flat crepe dress Large White hat and carried a bouquet of Tea roses. Or. William Good brother of the gloom was Best Man. Miss Edwards was the recipient of Many Beautiful gifts. A reception which followed the wedding was held in Langhorne in the newly f ural in j n ii bed Home of the Bride and a. Attended by about seventy five friends and relatives mrs. Good has Many friends Here among the younger set and graduated from the Bristol High school in �?T23. Hulmeville carnival the site for the holding of the carnival by the William Penn fire company on Friday and saturday july 3rd and 4th, will be the lot owned by or. Horace Fleckenstine opposite his residence in Newport Ville. Many attractions will be offered and a Banner crowd is expected to patronize the affair. The members of the committee in charge Are William Stackhouse Russell Brown Edward Davis Norman Davis. Thomas Ehatt George Dick in Cyrus Smith George Compton Joseph Thomas and William wheel or. An orchestra composed of several local Young men will furnish music on both nights. Visited sea Shore a group of Bristol people had an Outing recently at sea Side Park where they had a veritable goo11 time. The party included or. And mrs. H. Appleton Serrill Appleton or. And mrs. We. B. Force or and mrs. Fred Durkin Walter Bur Kin Lester Durkin Marian Durkin or. And mrs. Donald Wannamaker or. And mrs. William Brownlee. ,. A a to a mrs. Tillie Brownlee and or. Joseph disc be if we have a Wetherington and family of Marne continued on Page Fostir Lane. Bristol will enjoy a Safe and sane i fourth of july tomorrow at the expense of a glorious Celebration of this notable event. Where in former years residents have been rudely awakened by the explosion of giant can non crackers i set off by boys Writh a taste for noisy i things there will be nothing but silence except the Strain of some patriotic air from an Early rising Musi a Cal organization. A Borough ordinance forbids the Sale of fireworks or the use of fire-1 arms in the Borough limits. This j edict will be strictly enforced by i chief of police Mcguckin. He has j Given instructions to his men to j immediately arrest All offenders Vvhs. J persist Iii making the fourth a noisy one. No elaborate Celebration has been j prepared for the Observance of1 americans Independence Day. Some organizations have made arrange ments to observe this Day in a soc i Ial or an athletic manner. A i a result of the ordinance pro j hib iting the Sale Cfall explosives the usual colourful Celebration will be among those missing. Particularly will this affect the younger generation of the Borough. The a fourth has formerly been the one great Day in the kids Calendar be j Caus a had been permitted to make As much noise As he desired without j fear of John Law. But this All of tile past. If the i i wants to celebrate now he must do it by Way of horns or other like noise making instruments. And As one kid put it. A who wants to celebrate the fourth by blowing horns a this appeals to be the general opinion of All the kids in the Village. However there will be plenty of opportunities to expend their Youthful energies. There w ill be several athletic meets in or near Bristol Many Ball Garner will be played and numerous picnics held. Borough officials have issued warnings As to the usual line of accidents that occur on this Day. Particular stress has been Laid in regard to water activities. Persons who Are unable to swim Are urged not to indulge in dangerous utter sports or attempt risky and playful tactics in canoes or Row boats. Sex -1 eral drownings have been recorded in past fourths and an elimination of this fatality is urged. Prostrations brought on by overexertion in various Holiday sports i Are also warned against. Too Many picnickers or Holiday munsters go at it too strenuously with the result of collapse leading sometimes to fatal ends. The truth of the tax question the tax revision situation now before Bristol was started according to or. Thomas Scott As reported in the courier of March 31st, 1925, at the suggestion of Burgess Anderson for two reasons As follow s a the one that it w As recognized that an inequality existed in the assessed valuations of property within the a the other the Revenue derived from taxation was not sufficient to cover the expenditure of the therefore according to or. Scott a statements and the couriers own printed articles Council appointed a citizens committee which with the finance committee was asked to submit a plan to meet these conditions. The citizens committee of which or. Scott was chairman proceeded As follows according to the courier it formed a subcommittee on Borough expenditures a committee on valuations and a committee on statistics. The committee on Borough expenditures of which or. Smoker was a member met several times wont Over the expenditures of the Borough for a previous 5 year period and found that a the average yearly expenditure was $74,384.91, and for the year 1924 it is estimated that $77,624 will be taking into account the Normal increase in expenses and desiring to appropriate More to the fire companies Etc., they reported $90,000 be raised for general Borough purposes and recommended a that in arranging the taxation for 1925 that the assessment and rate be fixed so an income of $90,000 will be this report wart finished and signed May 7th, 1924 but it was not submitted to the general committee until november 24th so me courier says in its Issue of november 25th, 1924, reprinted in last weeks Independent in the meantime the three valuation expert were working ? they very obligingly revalued the property Etc., in the Borough to produce this $90,000 needed. In order to do this they planned to keep the assess Menta Down and raise the rate so that the county and Bond would not be disproportionately High. So instead of making the assessment $10,000,000 which they could have done they very magnanimously made it $7,000,000. On which a rate of 15 Mills a should yield quoting or. Scott As reported in courier of March 31st a after deducting discounts remits and removals $90,000.�?� therefore the valuation according to the Courter was placed at $7,000,000. This report of the valuations and expenditures was received and adopted at the meeting of the citizens committee and finance committee held november 2 4th, 192 4 so the courier says. On december 1st, 1924, the Borough Council met and received these reports and recommendations and adopted them. In an editorial december 4th. 1924. The courier says a the Borough Council at its session monday night december 1st approved the report of the finance and citizens committee. Therefore the plan calling for an assessment and rate to produce $90,000 for Borough purposes was officially adopted by Council on december 1st, 1924 and it would Haye been carried through had it not been for the efforts of the Independent to save the people of Bristol unnecessary taxation. Former Bristol Man not in earthquake a Telegram received on wednesday morning from or. Samuel c. Holt of Santa Barbara states that his family Are All o. K. The despatch was in answer to one sent on tuesday evening by mrs. Win. Buck of Washington Street. Or. Holt was formerly from Bristol and his father or. William b. Holt is still living on Otter Street. Or. Samuel Holt and family live at 1027 Chap Ala Street and is Only about a half a Block from the Arlington hotel which was so utterly destroyed by the quake. Morrisville to hold big Community picnic flans completed for to Grov is Celebration Fine program a Many Field and track events Fino body of Man in Morrisville Creek officials believe it is Case of suicide a hold body in morgue tendered Surprise party on wednesday evening a group of friends made an unexpected it still at the Home of or. And mrs. Edgar Spencer 249 Madison Street for the purpose they said of giving or. And mrs. Spencer a House warming hut according to one of the hosts the a House warming turned out to bf1 a a House disarranging. Or. And mrs. Spencer had just finished arranging furniture Etc., in their Home which they had just recently my cd into w Hen the a a gang made their Call and proceeded to take charge. Cards weft indulged in by the men while the women did the customary things at affairs of the kind gossiped Etc. Or. Peter Accardi with his Fanir Ous ? baritone voice kept the a a crowd supplied with songs but occasionally goo. Irwin would butt in with his a a Warbler which proved the truthfulness of that old saying a a Little bit goes a Long Avay a but the main a a events of the evening was w in mrs. Weagley not being satisfied with eating As Many chocolates As she could thought that maybe she could pull one Over on the crowd by hiding some of it which she did to her sorrow. She sat on some with the result that some tailor has a Job. The group consisted of or. Mrs. Edgar Spencer. Or. And Marberg Weagley or. And mrs Wallace or. And mrs. Alfred Rie grift or. And mrs. Geo. Irwin. Or. And mrs. John f. Smoyer or. And mrs. Joseph Spencer or. And mrs. Wesley Spencer mrs. Frank Pfeifer miss Nellie Vandegrift or. William Foltz or. And mrs. H. B. Stetson and or. Peter Accardi while the a a party consisted of Candy in Cream and cake. Morrisville. two feet of water in the Creek which runs through Magnolia Woods along the old Lincoln Highway near Here the body of an unidentified Man was found yesterday by e. W. Bankes a railroader of West Fairview a. The body had apparently been Iii the water for about 24 hours and officials believe that the Man had deliberately cast himself face downward in the Stream Ani awaited death. Deputy sheriff Albert Cooper of Morrisville and Deputy Coroner w. F. Young of Bristol had the body removed to the morgue of Jesse Morris and efforts towards identification Are being made. A Penknife engraved with the name of r. L. Mcdonald. Middleburg va., was found in the dead Many a pocket and a description of the Man has been forwarded there. The body is apparently that of a Man of about 50 years weighs pounds mixed hair clothed in a dark suit and a Black Felt hat. Forrest to be open Friday and saturday a a a wasted lives a drama of modern life to be shown on screen and mrs. Win. Van Illas Mildred pricket of Hulmeville is spending five Days this week with her grandparents or. And mrs. I Frank Barton Chi Walnut Street miss Mary Whitaker of a Peony is spending two weeks with her Cousin its Margaret harking of 210 Jeff Avenue will entertain newly weds or. And mrs. Lewis Townsend will give a reception this evening at their Home 804 mansion Street. The affair is to be in Honor of or. And mrs. Walter Clyde Tomlinson who were married in Upland in the Baptist parsonage june 3-oth, and have been spending a few Days in Atlantic City. Or. Tomlinson is a Nephew of mrs Townsend. Among the guests who will be present will him. And mrs. Win. King or. Anc mrs. John Tomlinson of Edgely or and mrs. Wesley Blinn and family o Trenton or. And mrs. Edmund Tomlinson or. And mrs. Benjamin. Lur Zaldiv or. And mrs. Hairy Larza Lere or and mrs. Edward town Send mrs. Hattie Vandegrift Miami mrs. Harry Carter. Today ii also the 5th anniversary of the birth of or. And mrs. Lewis Townsend a daughter. Nan. A table Foi the refreshment hour will be spread in Honor of Nan and her ten Cou sins present will help her to be Quot away with the birthday cake Anc other goodies. Flaming youth. Pollyanna Anc a a Peg of my heart All Combine. In one wonderful is the a a Tommy Townsend portrayed in the leading feminine role c a wasted lives which opens at the Forrest theatre tonight for a nil of two Days. The a Tommy Townsend in Thi Case is Edith Roberts and never i her Brilliant career has this popular Star been cast for a More loveable part or has risen to such histrionic Heights. A wasted lives is the Story of Man who unselfishly loves a Wontai who is willing to throttle and Dis card love for riches. Edith Robert As the Tomboy sister of the Man Trie to Keip this knowledge from bin through loyalty and As events run it is Best that Yon should see the picture. A wasted lives a the latest of the Banner productions is one of the unusual pictures of the year. While fundamentally a society drama it has All the action of a thrill Odra a the Scenic grandeur of a wonder travel picture and the Tensity of thrilling narrative. In one of the big action scenes a High dive from dizzy Heights int a raging Mountain Stream and thrill Are being completed for the Community picnic which will be held on the Island to Morrow july 4th, and it is expected this affair will be even More successful than in past years. Ii will by an All Day event and the residents of Morrisville Are urged to spend tilt Day on the Island with their families taking their dinner and supper with them. The affair has been arranged Hgt the mayors citizens committee and it is expected there will be tilt Hearty co operation of ail the Resi dents to make this Day a Success Ann an enjoyable one. The committee is planning a Fine program for hit children who will have full Sway in the morning. Gaines and various athletic events will be conducted Foi them and All children of Morrisville Are urged to be on hand to participate and enjoy the treat. In the afternoon the athletic events for the older boys anti men will be staged there will be con tests Between the Capitol View and Union fire companies watch always prove popular and enjoyable. The committees in charge of the affair follow music committee in a Case Carl Watson and a. R. Bond. Baseball committee Orton Justice Lewis Duke. Fred Wright William Phillips Edw Ard Wilcox Umpire. Finance committee Charles Tinner treasurer William t. Winner. C r. Heller Harry Burns Thomas a j Sawyer. Police committee d. S. Mershon Herman Margerum sr., Cleveland Reed Albert Cooper chief. Quoit committee Richard Allen Charles Young f. S. Hogeland. Tug of War committee and ladder race Ray mom Hill. Challis Heller Edward Silt Telly. Athletic events Raymond he chairman Theodore r. Palmer starter. Judges c. A. Callin p. A. Case Charles Theurer Harry Lair. Will Lam h. Duke and l. R. Bond. Clerks Paul Taylor Chi. Heller Edward Taylor George Willar hat i by Burns Herman Margerum or. Juvenile committee mrs. R. R Fox mrs. Norman Satterthwaite mrs. Raymond Bunting miss Ger j Trude Wright mrs. George Willar miss Rena Watson miss Helen wat son. Mrs. Byron w. Meredith Ray mond Hill mrs. Richard Allen nor Man Batten Waite mrs. Taylor chairman. Gold medals will be Given for firs prizes Silver medals for secon prizes Bronze medals for third prix j is and for others. The events will include 7 5 Yare i dash under too pounds too Yar a dash too to 125 pounds too dash and Over too yarn dash Mot i Rosville Only 440 Yard dash open j run Nill a High jump running bronc i jump standing Broad jump tug o i War Between fire companies i Mih 1 relay Between Ball teams 7 5 Yan dash for girls 50 Yard Flash ror Girt j under 110 pounds 1 in he relay Lac open ladder race Between fire com i a Hies Iii Roe legged race Hobbit race i Mil run wheel Barrow race one legged race baseball game / p. Entertains at supper ing under water scenes Are perhaps Emeline the most realistic that Nave even been seen in the films. An except Mal cast headed by Elliott Dexter Edith Roberts and Cullen Landis have Given their bes efforts under the capable direction of John Gorman and no expense a been spared in production details. The other distinguished players include Betty Francisco Hull Phillip Smalley and Hobbs. This is a production that has the Universal approval of All reviewer. In the East and capacity houses will no doubt prove the Rule during its run at the Forrest theatre. Mrs. Samuel w. Roberts enter i trained the following guests at a inf Fet supper at the a Arandell pouts farm a last sunday evening Misse i Anna m. Peters. Jane Al Mcglat Vera Faber Mao Faber Elizabeth i Craig and Elizabeth Herb in All o Philadelphia and mrs. Walter w j Pitzonka. Miss Louisa r. Pitzonka Herman and mis Jean Roberts of Bristol. A. Henry Hayfork if you do not advertise you cannot expect the Best business opportunities. Afraid of the people last week the Independent invited or. Grundy. Or. Keating and others who assume to have Superior Wisdom on Borough tax matters to come to a Bona fide Public meeting and a a enlighten us on these things. Questions were to be asked and evidence presented proving our Case. All we got in reply was a smoke screen of filthy abuse masquerading As satire. Evidently the gentlemen in question Are afraid of the Public and the questions they might ask at such a meeting. Hip Law to by big Tennis tournament Field and track events dancing and card party to by held on Lawn final plans and arrangements Are being rapidly completed by the ladies auxiliary of the liar Risafi Hospital for the big fete to be Bel on that institutions grounds july 9, to and la. The Active committee headed by mrs. James Robert on president of the auxiliary has gone Over every detail in preparation for the second annual event. More Booths will be erected in orderly rows on the spacious grounds of the Hospital than last year while the dance floor will be larger by several feet. Entries Are pouring in for the monster athletic meet that will be held on the final afternoon of Tho u the. Prominent athletes from Bristol and nearby sections have announced their intentions of competing and some surprising finishes should be recorded. More than Likely the too Yard dash will by the Crackerjack event of than it. The fastest sprinters of local schools and organizations have sent in their entries for this particular phase of the meet. The distance runs will also produce some keen Competition while in the girls events Many lassies have registered. The feature of the fete As usual will be the card parties to be held on the Lawn. Last year this was one of the most popular attractions and was As a result Well patronized. There will also be the variety Booths and attractions consisting of fish Pond Fortune Teller and oth a amusements. Refreshment Booths will he attended by popular ladies of the town while Volunteer male numbers of the committee will do til laborious work As per usual. Miss Katharine Aita to marry Bryn mawr Man ceremony to take place tomorrow at St. Inns Church by Rev. Father Jenne a Brilliant wedding ill occur in or. Annas italian Church tomorrow at 3 p. M., when miss rat bar inc Ana daughter of or. And mrs Saverio Aita of 210 Penn Street will be married to or. Giro Ianotta of Bryn mawr. A. Father Isadore Jenne will perform the ceremony and miss Frances Timbrel ii of do Nance Street will preside at the Organ and when Lohengrin wedding March is sounded. Miss Katharine Maria Aita will appear at the altar dressed in White Duchess Satin dress entrain panelled and trimmed in Orange blossoms. Miss Katharine will Wear a veil caught to a headdress made of Orange blossoms and will carry a huge Shower bouquet of orchids an White roses. The Bride will proceed up die aisle with tin Best Man or. Joseph l an Notta the brother of the Groom. The maid of Honor miss Ida Aita will Wear a White crop dress trimmed with Maline and will carry a Shower bouquet of Pink roses tied with Blue ribbons. The bridesmaid. Mis. Role Marie Famiglietti. Will Wear yellow Chiffon Over Satin trimmed with rhinestones and will carry a Shower bouquet of Tea roses. A yellow neapolitan hat will compleat e the cast Lime. The Groom or. Giro a amp Notti will proceed up the aisle with the bridesmaid. After the wedding a trip will be made to the photographer s where pictures of the wedding Pally will be taken. Proceeding the wedding at 12 noon the wedding breakfast will a served Iii beneficial Hall and will to attended by about 150 relatives and friends. At five of clock a reception will be held Iii trades Hail. Over four Hundred p i sons have been incited. Music will be furnished for tin dances. The couple will go away on a wedding trip and on their return will Liv it in a newly furnished Home recently built in Bryn mawr. Miss Alta was the recipient of numerous Beautiful and useful gifts. Tile couple will go away with the Best Withes of Many friends. Picnic tomorrow or. And mrs. Frank Kennedy of 715 Garden Street have arranged for a family All Day picnic to go to Edgely Park tomorrow. Those who expect to be present will be or. And mrs. Rue Ben mount and family or. And mrs. Henry Elmer and family or. And mrs. Thmas Argil St and family. Or. And mrs. George Stanley and family or. Samuel Lamb Wil Litt Kennedy and Albert Lamb

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