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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - July 24, 1925, Bristol, Pennsylvania Buy the Independent at Bristol news Agency 245 Mui Street and at p. R. R. Station Harry Straus Mill Street Opp. The Forrest Charles Hillenbrand Cor. Garden and Beaver streets a a. To a a the Independent has a larger prepaid circulation than any two papers in lower Bucks Vance Betz and h. Of. Black to run for Council in 1st Ward v. V. Vansant and John Wichser to run in 2nd. Five cents the copy for 1925 Only friends prevail upon then to seek Republican i a a Quot a Quot a Eie nomination As councilmen in their respective wards in fall primaries four men Are Well known and respected citizens after being prevailed upon let it hundreds of their friends. Or. Vance Beta and or. Henry m. Black residents of the first Ward and or. V v. Vansant and or. John ii. With Fer residents of the second Ward have announced that they Are candidates for nomination As con a 11 men of their respective wards and will seek the nomination on the Republican ticket at the fall primaries s. P tem Ber lath next. Or. Betz is one of the most popular Young men of the first Ward. Ile is Secretary of tin America Hose. Hook and ladder co. No. 2. And takes an Active interest not univ in the affairs of no. 2 hut also in the entire fire department. Ii holds a responsible portion with the Philadelphia suburban fas a electric co. In politics or. Bet a. Always been a free thinking Man. Or. Black is also a very popular Young Man of the firs Ward. It holds a very responsible position with one of the largest bonding companies in the United states ii is an official of the presbyterian Church. The voters Chi remember that it was or. Black w to Defeated i the organization candidate for auditor at the last election me the riders will also remember that the or i sanitation refused to allow i. Black to qualify for the position to which he was duly elected by the citizens of this Borough. Or. V. V. Vansant is very Well known to the residents of the second Ward. He has not tak a an act it i interest in local politics during the i last few years but the older Oters will remember him As being a school a director a few years ago. Or. i san has always taken a keen inter the Saint Thomas Aquinas Church of Croydon will hold their annual j Lawn fete at state Road and China i Lane. Thursday Friday and Satur Day. July 23, 24. 25, 30, 31 and August 1st. The committee in charge have j completed plans w hich Promise to eclipse any previous affair Ever held in Croydon. There w ill be fancy i work tables and special amusement i wild pleasure for All. Letters to the editor editor of Independent i have been Reading the est in the civic betterment of Bristol. He has held a responsible position with the la. Androl h be d Corn a ii it j for Many yearn. Or. John Wichser is one of the most successful business men of the second Ward. He has been actively engaged in the tinsmith business for the last ten years. Or. Wichser is an Active member of Enterprise fire co. No. 5. And like or. Betz has always taken a Ken interest in tilt work of the entire fire department. All of these men pledge themselves to serve the Best interests of the residents of this Borough. They Are All free thinking men and the voters of the districts for which these men Are seeking the nomination will make no mistake in supporting them. _ bocks county dentist petitions out to have succeeds minister More voting precincts or. John j. Hargrave chosen presi Dent of Bucks county s. S. Association 24th bus the executive body of the Bucks county Sabbath school Assoc la Tim elected let a. John j. Hargrave of bus Tol to succeed the Rev. . B. God shall of new Britain As president whose resignation was received and accepted at its quarterly meeting at Doylestown. Or. Hargrave the Active first vice president tilth is Sabbath school Board. Preparatory plans for the annual Colin to sunday school convention to to held Iii Quakertown on Friday and sat inlay october 23rd and 1925, was the main feature of i Ness at this meeting. This association is comprised approximately 155 schools and an enrolment of 25.361 scholar Accord big to latest statistics tile executive recognizing this scope of Opportunity and responsibility Are formulating plans for an unusual program to meet the need of its Ever growing family embracing virtually very phase of modern Bible school activity and featuring a lumber of the heaviest sunday school gun Eastern Pennsylvania and the fetid Sylvania state association As speak Cis and leaders of conference. Bucks county workers to watch for later new the department Wain two voting places in first and fourth wards for the to the petitions Are being circulated the signatures of the voters of first Waed for their approval make two voting precinct in Ward instead of one. Just what streets will form the Boundary lines could not at this time be ascertained but it is thought that the District South or ?4ulberiy Street will be precinct no. I and the territory Between the North Side of Mulberry Street to the South Side of Penn Street will in precinct no. 2 according to the enrolment of the first Ward their will be close to 1000 votes cast at the primaries. September 15th. And the splitting of the Ward into two voting precincts will greatly Ald the present election Board in their task of counting the vote. T. Of it is not thought that the commissioners will change the first Ward into two wards As Rumor first had it. A petition was also circulated in the fourth Ward to Hare it made into two voting districts the san of i As the first. Corson Street will both dividing line of these District Large Vole is also anticipated in this Ward. Front Page editorials in the courier boosting c j l Anderson for bingos and f. I. Graft for tax collector and Justice of t he peace. Isnit it a Fine tiling to have some on eulogize you when eulogies Are i out of order we Are told that Fred Kraft has been tax collector and Justice of the peace for Over a Quarter of ii Century. This fact i alone should cause the voters to i make a change. Why should an Why does one Man hold a Rem liners live position such As tax co Lecic i for a life time does t Brist have but one Man who can col Lee i taxes i done to suppose ii has Iii til eyes of the organization by diet i Are lots of men who have been Cit zeus of our town As Bing Asmi i Kraft who could fill that position a Good As he can and at the same Tim j could at least be courteous. A i can Well remember when Kraft i drove the horses that pulled suet. Cars. He new drives a Hinds or Auto. This financial Success has Len i made possible Only through me a it electing him to office year after year. I do not criticize the financial Success of or. Kraft but i merely mention that fact to prove that ii f has had that position Tong enough to j have in fouled himself a comfortable income. We Are informed thai it Quot Squire Kraft has been an efficient Squire forsaking fines. Ere., the roil go the love of his fellow townsmen. In this resp it i done to think thai or Kraft is letting any Ebay Money Sill through his fingers if he can squeeze a onto it. In summing up or. Kraft he May or May not he a Good fax collector. I nobody except a few politicians know but As he has made his Money by Public support Why nor let soon other Man have the same Chance. Or. Anderson has been eulogized i the skies. He is held up to to it Asar industrialist Workingman Aud civic Leader. Did or. Anderson Start to manufacture leather which is better than Quot it of hide Quot to give the people courier s Eulogy of bar Gessery amusing gang mouthpiece lauds Borough head As Workman Industrial iat and civic Leader of Bristol work did hot manufacturing business of it he selected that personal gain the same Man who engages in by if work is Dull Iii the ent leather works does to have his help Quot hang does exactly the same a into int for the love vocation for is any it Bel loess. Bristol Patio continue around quoth is All other of Are urged Issue by publicity. Obituary Lilian Mae Cooke of 233 w. Be wife of or. John Wood Street will hurled on saturday in i. Olive cemetery Langhorne. Services will be held in St. James episcopal Church at 1.30 Daylight saving time. The services will he in charge of Rev. Stuart Henry Payn ter and the Sermon will be preached by Rev. W. Curry pastor of Bethel m. E. Church of Bristol. Cook Hail been ailing for years yet up to a few hours before Ber death which occurred on need a at 4 p. M., was Active Home duties and always took a keen j interest in everything pertaining to Church work. The deceased is survived by band Mother and five Sisters leaves numerous other relatives and a Long list of friends. Mrs. Several wed in her h Hiland Host to playmates Harry Stetson son of or. And mrs. Harry b. Stetson was the Host wednesday evening to a few of his playmates the event being the third anniversary of his birth. The group consisted of Black Nancy Bingham Bingham Bessie Efferson. Kohler. Charles Sells and Eberhard. The table was decorated Pink ribbons and Flowers. After refreshments the children departed for their Homes Well satisfied with the evening. Eleanor Dorothy Wayne Charles with announce marriage of daughter or and ?.irs. Yorath of Mill Andalusia announce the marriage off their daughter. Elizabeth to or. William Knox of Quantico. Va., on j saturday lath at St. Georges prot j extant Church in Fredericksburg by Rev. Dudley Boughen. Or. And mrs. John Sullivan and daughter. May of Trenton. N. J., spent sunday with or. And mrs. John of Connor of 261 Monroe Street. Taxes saved people by the Independent the plan submitted by the citizens committee and officially passed by Hie Borough Council on december 1st. 1924. Railed for a tax rate of 21.5 Mills for general Borough and Bomi on a $7,000,000 assessment which would have produced an income of $150,500. Through the publicity of the Independent this amount was reduced to $77,000�?a difference of $73,500. In other words the Independent saved the people of Bristol $73,500 in taxes this year. This saving will continue in 1926 and following years if you vote for the Peoples candidates pledged to Wink for your interests. Manufacturers do a lays them off the Quot old Corona a As or Anderson a first venture is known is still doing business even though he is no longer connected with it. I can Nam several manufacturers in Bristol w Hoar operating successful Mills and whom payroll is As Large As Anderson. Why then should he be picked As a Leader in Bristol a Industrial life he is a working Man Quot working with his head As Well Ashi hands. I would like to know any honest Man in Bristol these Days who not have to do that very thing to make Xith ends meet. We Don t All have the same education neither tic we All have the same opportunities in this life no detriment to or. Anderson for making a financial Success of himself but tile Man who pays Bis Way on a Small income is just As honorable As to on who pays his Way on a Large income but i have never heat Tell of or. Anderson buying bread an butter ror any of his workmen out of the generosity of his heart. Or. Anderson is described Asb ing a civic Leader also a great Ity Man even being a past exalted ruler of the elks. Is by ing a p. E. In of the elks any reason Why a should he held up As a Civie Leader i can name every ruler Ole the Elk from the time it was organized until the present one and ran find Many of them who mad As Good executives As or. Anderson. The elks1 done to take any great interest in Civie affairs because the grand Lodge Laws define very clearly just How far they can go As an organization.1 but w by not include tin other Orga-1 in nations with which he is affiliated if that would help his cause we Are told that the Library comes under his charge for financing. Every year i get a letter from or. Anderson asking for financial j continued on Page four this is the season for eulogies that is. Complimentary articles i Are being hurled in this Way and that by the grand Obi organization. Spring according to the pets and the Weatherman is the Ideal Opportunity to say Nice things about oth or people Iii the Slimmer time Nice things Are very much out of place the heat you know is oppressing very oppressing. Therefore one is inclined to look with dissatisfaction and even suspicion about Nice things broadcast at. This time. This Ltd of thought that Little or nothing to do with the manner in which certain publicity organizations perform. Or. Clifford l. Anderson is the Burgess of Bristol. Every one knows that. He has been a remarkable dignified personage for that position which is to be complimented and applaud Blit by Bas not been a Burgess in the to p f 0 Nae of the word. Now he has been eulogized by that publication that is printed somewhere in the Vicinity of the Railroad Stahon. Eulogized can hardly express the lavish manner with which the author slapped commendation and Praise on his unde serving shoulders by for want of a letter word eulogize shall and will be used. So obvious was the real motive o the article so Flimsy was the underlying reason that if the word Quot advertisement Quot had appeared at the ending of the article the average person would not have been unduly surprised. The editorial if ii ran be called such attaches the terms work Man. I Millet Riall Alist and civic leaflet Quot to the honorable Burgess a name. Of course Burgess Anderson is Workman and an industrialist of a Joes he not own a. Mill or a string it of Mills of that there is no question. But one would hardly con Nee or. Anderson with the term civic Leader. To Label such a. Pm non age As or. Anderson Quot civic Lead a Quot is misinterpreting the definition of Chic Leader. No Man who allow s i Boss to dictate terms of the Moe humiliating nature can by called a Ivic Leffier. To persist in such misguided terms is ludicrous. Then for the space of Many Good j lines of bin faced Lyp. Til advertisement goes on to paint the Earl it Industrial life of the Burgess in to inc t. Rms. That is All vet Well. Or. Anderson May Ltd a a it no. Be desert Ilia of the Praise bestow noon him for his laborious efforts in a wine a Large Industry. That is no the Issue. He has been called. Hic Leader by an Orsa nation pub heat Ion and the world Only knows hat he is not a civic Leader. But the advertisement has a discoloured so distorted by the silly Olivanna of an author thai it is a most criminal to allow such statements to to published. During the four years of �,.sw\s terms every improvement of alleged improvement that his Lei. The Shadow of or. Anderson hand has Ben credited to that Che Cut Quot about the Only event Bat Lack inn is the Issue of the world War. The advertisement failed to Nir whether or no or. Anderson was responsible for its Success but it does attribute or. Antler Ion s unselfish duty hts Devotion and his to the cause of the peace and Prosperity that this town has the world War. To begin from the first main. For or. Anderson and then on. Advertisement tabulates them. Furnish Nome pleasant Reading interested Persona. The first thing that he is acct bed with. Is his enormous leadership in heading a citizens committee for the subscription of Bristol share of the. $5,000,000 endowment fund of the american legion. In advertisement states in putting Forward that Quot or. Anderson in a very heat of a slanderous Campaign that was being directed put aside he own interests and All the cares of political strife which Wen the poor rewards of his service to his fellow citizens in order to head a citizens committee and insure the Success o. The local american legion drive for Bristol a share of the legion $5,000.-000 endowment quite a Long winded statement for any publication to mane without coming up for air. Anc of course that stuff about service to fellow citizens is finite the hunk. It will to. A Long Day before Clifford Anderson inked on Page eight in an editorial called Quot the knockers clique Quot published in the Bristol courier. June 22nd, 1925. Are words which we wish All our readers would remember from nov until the election in september Here thy Are exactly As printed Quot the tax rate for 1925 was levied to meet expenditures for this Calendar year of necessary in the judgment of future councils be t year or any subsequent year a change in tax rate is necessary to meet requirements then assessments would a Large enough to produce the Revenue required. On december 1st, 1924, the Council regularly and officially passed the recommendation of the citizens committee to fix the assessments and rate so that a net income of $90,000 be provided for Borough purposes. To do this according to or. Scott an assessment of $7,000,000 was needed on which a rate of 15 Mills we Ould produce $105,000, which after remits fee., etc., were deducted would net for general Borough purposes $90,000 the amount the committee on Borough expenses said was absolutely needed to run the Borough for 1925. Under the merciless publicity of the Independent they reduced the amount needed to $66,000 i ing the rate for Borough purposes at 9.35 instead of 15 As was originally recommended by the citizens committee and legally adopted by Council on december 1st, 1924, in order that an income of $90,000 might of person can see. By Reading the couriers have been caught in the act of making a engaged in the bluffing game of running Quot Stop provided. Any intelligent own statements that they big tax haul and Are now Down the Street calling the original intention was to Levy 15 Mills for general Borough purposes and 6.5 Mills for Bond purposes making a total of 21.5 Mills which on $7,000,000 assessment would have produced $150,500. They have been forced to reduce ibis total rate toll Mills which on $7,000,000 produces $77,000. $150,500 minus $77,000 equals $73,500. Or the saving in taxes the Independent has made for the people of Bristol for Borough purposes alone. Now the organization is trying to deceive the people into thinking that out of the goodness of their heart without any pressure from us they reduced the tax rate. They reduced the tax rate because in e Independent revealed the Tremenda Ais sums the contemplated rate would have mulched from Bristol citizens and Quot the Boss Quot got scared and reduced the rate to a Point where Only $56,100 will he provided to run the Borough $65,450 -$9,350 in remits discounts fees. Etc., equals $56,100 it income of 9.35 Mills on $7,000,000 assessment. The actual appropriations for this year Are $66,850. The difference Between the $66,850 in appropriations and $56,100 in income will be made up by grabs from the water department and Quot secret Doles a from or. Grundy. We believe the Borough could be run on $56,100 if run efficiently and a fair Price was paid for Borough work. To get a reduction in the assessment rather than we Felt that assessments Are less easily juggled we endeavoured in the rate because than rates. At the time the con plated tax rate reduction was announce in the courier we stated editorially in our Issue of May 8. 1925, Quot if the rate is lowered it will Only be for political effect to Salve Public resentment until after the primary election in september. Do not forget dear readers that next year the rate could be raised to the 15 Mills allowed by state Law and which they will do of you Are now deceived by this smoke screen of a reduced rate and fail to Register your objection at the polls in that these Are not Idle fears our readers can judge for themselves by Reading the words of the courier itself As quoted at the beginning of this editorial where they admit themselves the rate Al ced is for 1925 Only. The rate of la Mills for Borough general and Bond purposes in for jb25 Only. They know this rate will not produce enough Rev Enue to run the Borough in the inefficient Way it has been run. The very fact that when they fixed this rate they made plans for another. Big steal from the water works is Concrete evidence against them. Ami no doubt Many jobs potent i in votes will be secretly paid for by or. Grundy who handles the ii lances of the Borough although the finance committee is supposed to. The Only Safe Way for the citizens of Bristol to keep the tax Burden where it is and possibly reduce it is to put men in office who will run i he affairs of the Borough so much in the open that they will not need to fear the Borough auditor the audit of the books he is by Law supposed to make. Put men in office who will give out the work of the Borough on contract is the Law requires and not by personal favouritism As is now the Caput men in office who will represent the people instead of or. Grundy. Put men in office who Are not obligated to or. Grundy final Dally or any other Way. Put men in office who will have sufficient american manhood to be More than rubber Stamps in the hands of a political demagogue. But remember or. Citizen the tax rate of la Mills fixed for 1925 is for 1925 Only. Illustrated lantern slides at sunday school re. Or. Charles j. Faunlee of Wissin Oming. Philadelphia acting pastor of the first Baptist Church at Morrisville pa., next sunday morn ing at 10.30 w ill deliver an illustrated lantern talk to the sunday school subject to be Quot the life of or. Faunlee claims this is the firs time the lantern has Ever been use a to teach the sunday school lesson ii the morning. One hour service. J a visiting Bristol mrs. Ehric Rye Lander. Of Detroit mich., returned Home with Hei Mother. Mrs. John Holland of Buck Lay Street for a visit to her Bristow j friends. Mrs. Rye Lander will be remembered As Vera Holland. Quot sold a i a entertains at Bridge or. And mrs. Win. A. Craig o. Edgely entertained on saturday eve Ning at two tables of Thos present to enjoy the evening were mrs. W. Freeman mrs. J b. Sch loot of Indianna. Mra hold social evening a social evening called a hers Tea Quot was held by the Hon army last evening in the Arm it Headquarters no. 6 Mill Street. Refreshments were served to about for tar guests who reported having a most enjoyable evening. The affair was in charge of Captain Stephan. Entertained at cards mrs. C. Stuckert of 502 Rad Cliff Street entertained at dinner and cards on Friday evening. Covers were Laid for Twenty. The win Caro nera of favors were mrs. Frank leh Lyn Smith Liss Marian Smith. Mrs Ernest Lawrence and miss est he Law rence. Man mrs. Harry Baldwin or. Pric Patton and or. Fred Wagner. Will go to sea Side a missionary conference l ran hrs a. P. Yeagle and the missionary conference of the sons Melvin and Charles or. And m. E. Church was held yesterday mrs. Win. Stetson and family mrs in Beth m. E. Church. The Dele Katharine Magee. Miss Henrietta Gates and visitors to the session. Davis miss Helen Keaton of Anda Wert served at meal time in Trade Lusia mrs. Angus. Mrs. Leon prick Hall. J Eft and mrs. Dyer will go tomorrow by Auto to sea bid height the party will put up at the Bristol cot Tege and expect to have a Fine time. Will give supper the women a civic league will give a supper in trades Hall to Morrow night. A Fine menu a been prepared. Thirty five cents per cover will he the amount charged. Supper will be served at 5 to 8 p. Mrs. Margaret Kitzmiller and daughter miss Esther. Or. Russel Foreman of Philadelphia and or engineers making detailed study of Otter Mill and portion of Radcliffe streets to be rebuilt the bump is about to be eradicated from the main thoroughfares of Bristol. All the Little gullies and miniature valleys that have been the a and still Are for the time being Bane of local and strange motorists will be deftly and neatly eliminated through the simple process of building new roads. The streets which will be affected by the new orders tamed by Tho state Highway department Are Otter Mill and a portion of Radcliffe. Over these streets virtually All the traffic of tourists and commercial Trade passes. These avenues form the route through which the majority of motorists pass while travelling through the Borough. A group of engineers composed of tire most part of men who have Given Many years of study to Road building constant association with plans and reconstruction ideas have a a bled them to construct Good durable roads at a minimum of expense. These engineers will make a detailed study of the Road conditions of the three streets form their plans accordingly and then begin Active work. Inasmuch As this Borough is in dire need of Good streets Over this route every Effort will be made to Rush the operations after the original plans have been drawn. To this extent there will be organized groups of Road builders who will operate under experienced Heads. Advertising of the bids for Tho construction of the different portions of Roadway will be made in Tho near future. This will take place immediately after the plans Are approved by the officials of the state Highway department. The move by the state Highway department in reconstructing Quot these streets will be hailed by virtually All the residents of the Borough. Particularly will this be welcomed by the Niillo Street business menus association which represents Tho business Section of the Borough. Also the merchants and residents of Otter and Radcliffe streets will Dorse the move in a Hearty Ner. Bids have been advertised for the reconstruction of four Miles of Roadway in Bensalem township. This piece which is a continuation of the Bristol Pike and another Section included in the route from this Borough to the Philadelphia county line Are the Sec tons that will be advertised. In Man Beauty alone wont make Scheen Star dramatic Genius also required says Mary Alden who will be at Forrest theatre youth and Beauty from a Mere physical standpoint Are not sufficient for the creation of a motion picture Star asserts miss Mary Alden that Ever popular film artiste who is known the length and breadth of the land for her surpassing characterization of the Mother and sister Type. Miss Alden will be seen Here tonight and tomorrow at the Forrest theatre in a woman a woman Quot an Allied producers an distributors corporation release. Quot High plane photoplay cannot be carried by a merely Beautiful Star Quot she goes on to say. Quot Girts who have written asking me to help them get engagements in motion pictures have always seemed to assume Tau youth and Beauty and my assistance we or Al that were necessary to establish them As screen actresses. Quot this would seem to be a reaction on the employment by some producers of physical types rather than. Real artists in Stellar roles. Not one of my correspondents Ever mentioned any special qualifications for film work other than physical Beauty. Without preparation or study they have decided on a screen career. Would they expect to earn a living a or make Good in any other profession with some sort of special preparation Quot youth and Beauty Are splendid assets it is True but they will not carry one far in motion pictures unless they Are combined with a developed artistic intelligence a capacity for hard work and a spark of dramatic Genius. Any Success that otherwise is attained will i am much afraid prove hut transient. Quot i realize that one of die main provinces of the photoplay As to Frank Lunger were the sunday amuse to entertain but i believe guests of or. An mrs. Arthur Zug that a motion picture should go of 215 Jackson Street. A farther and do More than this

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