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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - October 29, 1926, Bristol, Pennsylvania Subscribe to the Independent and get a True record of the news of the county. Five cents the copy a True account of the fire controversy an editorial March 28, 1926, a committee representing Enterprise fire company no. 5, called upon Burgess Anderson and or. Guru nov suggesting a drive to raise funds Lor the Purchase of a new motor driven fire apparatus to replace that purchased by the Borough thirteen years before. The request was met by emphatic refusal. Goodwill Hose company no. 3. Intending to pursue the same course decide d to get along As Best they could rather than meet with a similar repulse. No. 2 company called upon the Borough to renew tires and wheels and paint on the Hook and ladder truck at an approximate West of $850.00. Of this the fire c Ommittee contributed $200.00 and $170.00 was paid by private individuals. No. 4 company have never asked the Borough for a new motor driven engine. The claim of the fire committee made through the courier that three of the companies had made positive demands upon Borough Council for new fire apparatus is therefore false. Chief Gilkyson has never been consulted in the course of the dispute now in Progress. He has we admit with other members of the department been invited to attend meetings of Council where the Grundy made questions and answers were rehearsed by persons brought before Council for the purpose of demonstrating to Bristol the evolution of Volunteer departments into paid departments in other towns. So far however or. Grand r has Only been Able to show in these towns one paid Driver for Pach company having three pieces of apparatus and in one instance two Drivers for the same number of pieces of equipment. Men win drive the other machines and those who actually put out fires Are not paid and in be town reported excepting Norristown Are the chiefs assistant chiefs captains lieutenants foremen or assistant f3remen paid. The fact is that the fire committee have failed to silo v anly town of the size of Bristol within a radius of too Miles that has complied with the suggestions made by or. Stradling manager of the suburban underwriters association in his report to count i of july 26, 1926. Some of the criticisms aimed at chief Gilkeson and the fire companies Are As ridiculous As they arc unjust. The water Mains Aie Large enough and the pressure High enough to Supply six hydrant streams in the mercantile District without engine pump pressure. This claim can be drove when the chief permitted the pumping engine to be used in the Morrisville Parade last june he did so advisedly knowing that Waer pressure and Supply were adequate in the interval. The courier s criticism of Chi f Gilkeson in his attitude toward the underwriters association is also unjust. Or. Gilkeson a relations with or. Dwyer the Assoc Tiona a Engineer. Have been altogether pleasant. It is no presumption however to say that the chiefs Confidence in the association must have been badly shaken by or. Dwyers recent inspection of the department. The couriers claim that cd Gilkeson has failed to suggest any constructive policy is a falsehood. The chief stated that the Borough has purchased an up to Date alarm system and. Although he claims no credit for securing it a the superintendent of the fire alarm Clarence Winter and Bur Ess Anderson Well know that he had furnished the information Nee scary for securing it. When or. Dwyer in 1921 said it would be necessary to increase the size of the fire main the chief referred him to Borough Engineer Roberts and larger Mains were later put Down. The chief claimed no credit for this in his speech made at the mass meeting. Or. Grundy s claim that the chief had nothing to do with the Purchase of the Hook and ladder truck is True but misleading. The fact is that the chief had repeatedly appealed to Council without effect for the Purchase of a Hook and ladder truck and the Borough was without equipment of this so for several years Borough Council and or. Grundy were appealed to More than ten years ago to assist in the pm Chase of a pumping engine. Or. Grundy insisted that we did not a pumping engine. Now thru ugly or. Dover he demands that we should have two. The truth is that we Are fully fifty per cent More efficient today than in 1921 when or. Dwyer made his report and the following claims concerning our system cannot be denied the Drivers regularly appointed to their workfare More competent to handle the apparatus. The men Are regularly drilled and Are thoroughly familiar with their apparatus. New mles have been made governing the operation of the department. We have a thoroughly up to Date fire alarm system. Larger Mains have been installed. New plugs have been placed where needed discipline and control of the Mea have always been maintained efficiency in the handling of fires has materially increased. Each company carries a Tarpaulin to protect contents of buildings. Much property has been saved from damage by this Means. Each company carries two smoke masks and the truck is provided with a Draeger smoke helmet. Monthly inspection is made of All apparatus and test runs Are frequently made. In conclusion if any newcomer hereabouts doubts the High efficiency of the Bristol Volunteer fire department let him look up the record of the following fires that occurred within recent years in Bristol Alexander fire on Mill Street. Harkins amp Coleman s Fiir a on Mill Street. Mrs. Lincoln a fire on Otter Street. Spruce Street Shingle roof fire. Lafayette Street Shingle roof fire. Howell fire on Dorrance Street. Fire Corner Bath and Buckley streets. Teatini fire Harriman. Accardi fire on Mill Street courier fire on Mill Street. Other editorials on editorial Page i Ai special feat us i j conscientiously voted a a not to every Bill designed to protect voter and purify the ballot prefers gang politics to duty weeping skies fail to Dampen ardor of local fans in game with Ramblers a statement just issued by the democratic county committee has this to say i bout senator Buckman a candidacy at tuesdays election a the people of Bucks county ought to retire senator Clarence j. Beekman to private life next tuesday. His record in the special session of the legislature last january alone condemns him and Iii any other state than Pennsylvania his party would not have dared to nominate him after he made that record. A following the frauds at the elections in the year 1925�?frauds which shocked All decent citizens of the state the governor appointed a commission of seventy six composed of leading republicans and democrats men and women which commission Drew up a series of recommendations that would have guaranteed an honest vote and an honest count at elections in Pennsylvania the commission claimed. As a result of the commissions recommendations twelve clean election Bills were presented to the legislature at its special session convening january 13 last. A not one of the twelve Bills was passed As introduced. Eleven of the Bills were Defeated without being even discussed and the twelfth was passed after the gang pulled All its Teeth. Here is the Way senator Beekman voted on those Bills a on the Bill to open ballot boxes upon petition of five qualified voters of the county when ballot fraud or error is suspected the Mot important Bill of the twelve senator Beekman voted no. He preferred the present Law under which it is almost impossible to get a ballot Box opened thus protecting the ballot thieves. A on the Bill to restrict assistance in parking ballot to voters unable to Nark by reasons of physical disability senator Beekman voted no. Thus condoning the present system which is a chief cause of dishonesty in Vot no. A on the Bill providing that any citizen should have the right to inspect election records in the presence of the officers having them in custody senator Beekman voted no. A on the Bill to require that immediately after the polls close the vote must be counted and that the ballot boxes must then be sealed and taken to the court House before 6 of clock in the afternoon following the Day of election senator Beekman voted no. A the Bill to prevent the a Chain system of voting by which the gang Hakes sure that bribed voters Deposit in the ballot Box the ballots which have been marked for them Ond which they Are paid to cast was opposed by the gang and senator Beekman voted no with the gang senators. A on the Bill requiring every voter who can write to sign his name in the ballot Check list when he receives his official ballot. Senator Beekman voted no. The system embodied Iii this Bill is now in use n new York and prevents the practice of voting people who never appear at the polls. A on the joint Resolution proposing i constitutional amendment to Enible supervisors of elections to be appointed from outside the election list riots in which they Are to serve senator Beekman did not vote. On the Bill to require the courts o Send to jail persons wilfully violating the election Laws. Senator Beekman voted no. A on the Bill to permit any City county Borough or township by vote o adopt voting machines senator Beekman voted no. A on a very excellent Bill introduced by senator Barr of Allegheny coun a. To permit judge and District attorneys to appoint supervisors of sections on their own motion said supervisors to be present at the various polling places throughout the balloting and computation of the rate and make report to the judges Rad District attorneys respectively. Senator Beekman voted no. Senator Beekman was one of Only 15 senators who voted no on Sena continued on Page four sewing class no. 2 has masquerade sewing Circle no. 2 suspended plying Needle and thread late tuesday and forming a masquerade party proceeded to the Home of or. And mrs. William Clayton Greenwood Avenue Trenton n. J. Games were played and refreshments served. Among those present were mrs. William Maxwell miss Marie Beaumont miss May Smoyer miss Emma Rosier miss Nellie King. Mrs. John Muholland and her daughter mrs. George Bailey mrs. Lewis Worthington. Mrs. Harry Hughes mrs. David Mulholland and miss Anna Clayton. America fire company holds annual election at the re edit annual election of America Hose Hook and company no. 2. The following offi eels were chosen b. C. Foster president t. S. Harper vice president v. W. Betz corresponding Secretary h. A. Pettit financial Secretary John f. Smoyer treasurer Rev. Paul Rouge Harry Miller Evan playing viciously on a Muddy Gridiron with a heavy rain soaking everybody in sight the Bristol a. A. And the Philadelphia Ramblers fought to a draw last sunday on Sullivan a Field. Tho final so. E was 6 to 6. With this game the water dogs increased their hold on the theoretical championship of Bucks county for the Ramblers Defeated the Doylestown eleven 6-0 several weeks ago. The Breaks of the game led Fridi cutly to both touchdowns although the locals scored More first Downs Rad clearly outplayed their shifty opponents in three of the four quarters. The visitors garbed in Brilliant Golden Jessies got the jump on the Blue and Gold in the opening minutes of the fray. Directly after the Philadelphia eleven had blocked a punt of Johnny Conan in the first Quarter they ran off three trick plays the last of which resulted in i touchdown. However the visitors failed to score the Point after touchdown when a Forward pass was not completed. Bristol a Lone Marker came in the third Quarter when it obtained Possession of the Ball after a Fumble. At this time. Coach Black went into the game and his presence greatly heartened the water dogs. The local backs rushed the leather on straight line Bucks to the four Yard line where sack Ville the local quarterback found a Hole and fell across the goal line for a very much needed six Points. But it was no Day for dropping kicks Over the Cross bar and despite the pains taken by the locals to score the Point. Coach Blacks kick was too Low. Bristol breathed easier after this bit of scoring and although it tried valiantly for another score was quite Content to Call it quits at the end of Hie game. It was no Day for football but several Hundred Bristol looters were in the stands when the opening whistle blew. It was drizzling when a rambler Back kicked off and it continued to rain throughout the game. At one Point the rain came Down in torrents and the players of both sides wallowed in a sea of mud the Ball became heavily coated with slime and almost impossible to handle. Very few punts were gotten off Succes fury and those that were i completed were Low and hard to handle. Despite the condition of the Ball. Bristol completed one Forward pass when Eddie Roo the Fleet end. Quot inbred an Aerial toss directly across j the line. It resulted in a first Down and almost led to the scoring of another touchdown. Roe played a Beautiful game a my. Lie was Down fast under every punt and frequently tackled the receiver in his tracks. Very Little Yard ladder was gained around his end fro11"1 scrimmage. He should develop intr one of the Best ends in this Section of the country with a Little More experience. The rain and mud Only made the players fight All the harder. Bristow was placed on the defensive in the Van Degi Ift Warren Thompson j Finly part of the game but before the Franklin Smith directors. Sly sayings by slim Jim a a there a Gonna be a shake up in the Bingville police Force mayors Gonna buy Mem a tin half was Over it was marching or the Field on straight football in rea1 Soldier fashion. Had there been More time it is Safe to say that Bristol would have walked right across the continued on Page four Mesqui Centennial choir to rehearse on monday the members of the Bristol Branch if the sesquicentennial chorus will hold their next rehearsal at the Bristol presbyterian Church next monday night. Last weeks practice was attended y the largest number of singers assembled since the rehearsals began. The male contingent was consider ably augmented and the parts showed a great improvement in har Nonic balance. Thomas h. Snelson choir Leader of he Bristol presbyterian Church is greeting the rehearsals of the local Esqui singers. 1perat0r gives alarm Rome saved from flames efficient Volunteer Eire departments in service within five minutes of receiving alarm 300 Gallons of Gas Burn an Alert watchman a Cool re iou reef Iii Telephone Lassie and a Dehly efficient Volunteer fire department saved the residence of Wesley Siple a Bristol Pike and be shaming reek about 8 of clock last night when fire consumed 300 Gallons of gasoline stored not More than 60 feet from the Sipler Home and in addition destroyed a Cement shed nearby. Herman Richardson 27, 534 Bath Street was burned on the left leg by gasoline when the fire started. Richardson and another Workman lamed Brown were drawing a Small Manity of gasoline to use in the Midge construction work at the of the fire when a lantern that Richardson was carrying ignited the gasoline. In another minute gasoline flames vere shooting too feet into the air my everything within a considerable radius seemed doomed to the flames. F. Carroll Hartz a watchman for a k. Eckert who is constructing he Bridge Over the Nesh Aminy reek at the Bristol Pike promptly tailed on the Lone night operator in he Cornwells Telephone Exchange or assistance and in five minutes the not Only had the Cornwells and Croydon fire departments at the Icene but also the entire Bristol detriment with the result that the ire was so promptly extinguished hat the Sipler Home less than 60 get away was not damaged in the least. Richardson who had jumped into he Nesh Aminy Creek to extinguish he flames which were consuming his Dot bes was taken to Harriman hos it Itai. After his Burns had been dressed he was Able to leave for his Home. The damage to Eckerty a property has not been estimated but it is Hilly covered by insurance. La democratic candidate of Joseph i fudge Eugene c. Bonniwell of Philadelphia revives Grundy testimony on question of taxes at Campaign hear incr Man injured by Auto identified by brother Thomas Burke of new York City was visiting friends made during the War Thomas Burke 29. New York City. Who was struck by an automobile on he Bristol Pike nearly opposite Harriman Beach last tuesday evening was identified late last night by his brother sex police lieutenant Michael Burke of new York and his brother in la John Reese also of new York. The injured Man who is at Harriman Hospital showed some improvement last night and seems to be regaining consciousness. He has a compound fracture at the base of the Skull but the physicians in attendance say that if no blood clot develops his recovery is possible. Burke is married and has a boy. Three years old. His wife and Little son Are on a visit to relatives in Ireland. The injured Man is a Riveter by Trade and was in the habit of visiting friends in Bristol with w Hom he boarded during the War while at work in the local1 shipyard. The car which struck Burke was driven at the time of the collision by Mitchel Ancker jr., Radcliffe and Lafayette streets. Predicts his own Victory on tuesday addressing approximately 1000 Luzerne county democrats at a meeting in Hampton Hall last monday night judge Eugene c. Bonniwell of Philadelphia democratic candidate for governor attacked John s. Fisher. It Pittsburgh. Republican nominee As the tool of Joseph r. Grundy and Pennsylvania manufacturers association and predicted Iris election with he majority he expects in Philadelphia added to the vote he will receive in other counties of Pennsylvania. Judge Bonniwell said that there is great Serene throughout the state Over the defeat of Edward e. Beidleman and that he has found Beidleman workers sympathetic toward him wherever he goes. Ile said hat he expects a majority of from 150,000 to 200,000 in Philadelphia a unless the screws Are turned to the ast judge Bonniwell said in part a no Man or woman who toils no merchant. No clerk no Farmer no nether no humanitarian can read he testimony Given before senator teed committee by John s. Fisher my Joseph r. Grundy can in conscience vote the Republican ticket. A the damning Story told under lath by Fisher Mellon and Grundy bluntly admits that Joseph la. Grundy bought and paid for John s. Fishery bought him at an admitted Price of $1,800,000-�?contributed $3$0,000, and expects to be paid. A read that testimony. Marvel in roti can at the a blushing effrontery if Grundy a statement�?1 supported or. Fisher in place of or. Beidleman because Edward e. Beidleman favored a tax upon manufacturers and or. Fisher opposed it. The interests i represent Are opposed to such a tax. Be do not pay any tax. We have not paid any tax for upwards of 4 0 Vearus a but the common people of Penney in Aula pay taxes they pay them living and they pay them dead. A business taxes per capita taxes of taxes land taxes Anthracite taxes gasoline taxes amt inheritance estate taxes Are levied and raised Iii i Der that the millionaire malefactors association of Pennsylvania Hall pay no taxes. A when the Workingman of Pennsylvania asked for a decent maximum of compensation he is refused Relief by the throttling grip of grimly upon the legislature. When the destitute mothers of Pennsylvania ask for a sufficient sum of Money to take care of them and their babies a Grundy the master refuses the plea for fear the needed Revenue will tax the manufacturer a emr. Fisher is committed to the new York Central Railroad and will do All in his Power to further a heir plan for a transcontinental line through Pennsylvania if he is elected. This will work against him through powerful interests which Are fighting the new York Central. In any event. There is nothing hat will prevent my receiving at Bristol a Daisy Day today is Daisy Day. Have you bought a Daisy do you know that the girl reserves Are working hard for the Benefit of the children of Bristol with your cooperation we can make this drive a great Success. Today and tomorrow Are our big Days. No doubt you will be approached by a girl Reserve asking you to buy one of these daisies which Are being sold to finance the dental clinic. For several years the clinic has been helping Bristol children and the work has been made possible through the contributions of various organizations and individuals. It is the school children of Bristol who derive the full Benefit from this clinic and therefore we feel that it is our duty to finance it. Any child who cannot afford to go to a dentist will be properly treated for a fee of 2 cents. We urge you All to buy and Wear a Daisy. Laura Sagolla Bristol High school �?T28 ground broken for Eddington Parish House presbyterians about to realize dream of Community House building to begin immediately manager Lynn encouraged by response will be made a permanent feature the members of the Eddington presbyterian Church Are rejoicing Over Tho fact that their plans for a new Community Parish House an about to be realized ground having been staked off and broken on monday afternoon. The first shovel Ful of Earth was removed Ivy or. J. Win. Simons an elder of the Church. The contract has been awarded to a Newtown contractor and building operations will begin immediately after the foundation has been prepared. The building is to he located near the Eastern end of Tho Church. It will he constructed of Stone and the architecture is to conform with that of the Church which is a Beautiful Structure. Because of the growth of the sunday school and the need of facilities it for Young Peoples work it has become desirable for the congregation to erect this additional building. It will also meet a Long Felt want of Hie community7 for an Assembly Hall to accommodate the people. Being under Church supervision the use of the building will be limit governed to service of an orderly and edit a Man. National nature. The committee appointed to raise the funds for this new building has worked faithfully and has met with a very generous response from the members and friends of the 1 the ladies Aid society and the Sun the funeral of mrs. James Rogers Day school have assisted in increase took place yesterday afternoon from rag the building fund. Her Home 206 Jefferson Avenue. At a recent teachers meeting of j Rev. Henry s. Paynter conducted the the sunday school association it episcopal burial or vice. E the deceased was a descendant of Leat 125.000 votes in Philadelphia. This number added to what i will receive in Inland counties will assure my Oiler speakers wore Richard l. Bigelow of Hazleton democratic nominee for state senator from the twentieth senatorial District and c. Bowman Strome candidate for state legislature from Wilkes Barre. Attorney John e. Jenkyns was chairman of the meeting. He was introduced by attorney Edward f. My democratic county chair funeral of mrs Rogers was decided to hold Christmas exercises of december 28. Of it the regular the school on that the people of Bristol do appreciate vaudeville when it is of the High order produced at the Forrest theatre at last saturdays performances was amply proved by the augmented attendance and the Many favourable comments heard on All sides in support of manager Lynn a innovation. Vaudeville with each of the saturday shows including matinee will be made a permanent feature of the Forrest Bill booked As was last weeks show under direction of the Stanley co. Tomorrows Olio will include Billy Nash midget songster Atchless amp Venus with a Novelty Surprise Ada Christie comedy and songs and the Jinks revue a song and dance Jubi continued on Page five gives Shower in Honor of Friend miss Geneveive Sci Ivalee Dor Rance Street entertained monday evening in Honor of miss Jane Mcginley 209 Buckley Street. After playing cards the guests showered miss Mcginley with packages containing useful and Beautiful gifts mostly of Linen. Those present were misses Katharine Dugan Angeline Riley Marie Gafney. Katharine ferry Marcella and Ella Mccole Mary and Anna Mcllvain Alice Mcllvain. Marcella p Ople prominent in the Early history of Bristol. She was a grand daughter of Joseph Milnor Downing who built the Home on the Delaware Row owned by William e. Dodds. Her father was William Downing. Who Owr aed one of several Large Coal wharves formerly doing a brisk Chipping busies Bere. Mrs. Rogers was born in Baltimore. But lived in Bristol More than 80 years. The deceased is survived by Tara daughters misses Mary and Jane Tho latter being principal of the Washington Street Public Sif Hool and one son. William b. Rogers Hastings on the Hudson. Or. William Downing a brother and miss Laura Downing. A sister also survive and two grand Mcginley and mrs. Warren Arm Strong mrs. Charles Boltz mrs. Den ers Nis ferry mrs. James Mcgee. Mrs. The pall bearers were messes. Maud Gallagher and mrs. Joseph Milnor Downing Walter Johnson Cavanaugh. James Brooks and Christopher favors for the games a very Given Beuchler. To miss Frances Mcfadden. Marie Macney and mrs. Maud Gallagher. Interment cemetery. Was made in Bristol

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