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Camden Courier-Post - January 22, 1928
KING’S FRIENDS URGE COURT
JOB FOR HIM
Members of a newly organized “Victor King
Leage" composed of supporters of the former Camden Mayor will journey
to Trenton tonight to present King’s candidacy for the position of clerk of the New Jersey Supreme
The post is now held by Edward J. Kelleher,
Democratic leader of Camden County. Followers of Kelleher
today predicted that he would be reappointed and that the bid on
behalf of King
was scheduled for rapid and complete disappointment.
According to those same observers, the
report that Kelleher
would not be reappointed came from the desire of Governor A. Harry
Moore to provide a position for his present secretary, Fred Bloodgood.
It has been customary for a number of years for a New Jersey Governor
who is soon to retire to “take care” of his secretary in this way. The
position of Supreme Court clerk was said at one time to be favored for
Bloodgood but Kelleher
supporters now say that the Governor’s secretary will be provided for
otherwise and Kelleher
The “Victor King League” will p1ace a
petition before Governor Moore asking for appointment of King. Whether
or not this request is granted members of the League declared the
organization will remain in existence, J. Elwood Dukes is president of
the League; Edward L. Canning, secretary, and James Peterson,
treasurer. The majority of members are Democrats but the temporary
by-laws adopted by the league designate it as non-partisan..
Camden Courier-Post - January 24, 1928
KING SLATED FOR POST OF HIGH
Trenton, Jan. 24. —. Governor A. Harry Moors
today had a petition before him, asking that he appoint former Mayor Victor King
of Camden to the post of clerk of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
The governor has “an open mind” on the
appointment according to those who presented the petition. Headed by J.
Elwood Dukes, president of the newly organized Victor King League, a
delegation of Camden men Called on the governor last night and
presented the petition.
The post of Supreme Court clerk is now held by Edward J. Kelleher, Democratic leader of Camden County, who is said to be scheduled for reappointment.
Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1928
Camden Courier-Post - January 28, 1928
Patrons, Patronesses Announced Today for First Military Ball
Patrons and patronesses for the first military ball of the Camden Post No. 960, Veterans of Foreign Wars, to be held on Friday evening February 3 in the Elks auditorium, Seventh and Cooper Streets., are announced today.
The following prominent men and women are listed: Mrs. J.W. Connor, Miss C.M. Day, Mrs. J.H. Forsyth, Mrs. H.J. Goodyear, Miss B. Graham, Mrs. R.E. Green, Mrs. E.F. Haines, Mrs. J. Hood Jr., Mrs. W. Hurley, Mrs. J. Jarrell, Mrs. T. Keefe, Mrs. J.F. Kobus, Mrs. L. Liberman, Mrs. F.L. Lloyd, Mrs. M.A. Logan, Mrs. T.P. McConaghy, Mrs. F.F. Neutze, Mrs. L.K. Marr, Mrs. J.A. Pennington, Mrs. M.E. Ramsey, Mrs. E. Truax, Mrs. S.M. Shay, Mrs. W.J. Staats, Mrs. B.G. Tarburton, Mrs. R.W. Waddell, Mrs. E. Watson, Mrs. E.P. Wescott, Mrs. C.A. Wolverton.
David Baird Jr., William T. Boyle, Isaac Ferris, William Hurley, John Hood Jr., John Jarrell, Victor King, William J. Kraft, Thomas Keefe, Joseph F. Kobus, Hon. Edmund B. Leaming, Dr. A. Haines Lippincott, James H. Long, L.K. Marr, Dr. Thomas P. McConaghy, Hon. Frank F. Neutze, Samuel P. Orlando, Albert E. Simmons, Edwin Watson, Ethan P. Wescott.
Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1931
TO HOLD MEETINGS TONIGHT
The campaign foe A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local Democratic candidates, will be carried into six wards of the city and in seven communities or the county tonight.
All meetings and speakers are as follows:
Ward Democratic Club, 841
Market Street; Eugene Aumetre, John Crean, Vincent Gallagher,
Leon H. Rose and Charles Woods.
Sixth Ward Democratic Club, Fourth and Walnut Street; Frank Connor, Albert Melnik and Thomas Madden.
Seventh Ward A. Harry Moore Club, Seventh Street and Kaighn Avenue; Dr. Leroy Baxter, of Jersey City; Isaac Eason, Dr. Clement Branch, Rev. Robert H. Jackson, Mrs. Bertha Shippen Irving and Frank Suttill.
Magnolia A. Harry Moore Club, Evesham and Gloucester avenues; Firmin Michel, Edward L. Canning, John Delaney, Marie V. Kelley and Francis Homan.
Lindenwold Colored Voters' Club, Blackstone Hall, Lindenwold, Eugene Aumetre, William Williams and Oliver Bond.
Somerdale Club, Whelen home, Somerdale road and Oggs Avenue; Marie V. Kelly, David L. Visor and Mrs. Emma E. Hyland.
East Haddonfield Democrat Club, Crescent and Berlin Road; Edward L. Canning, Albert Melnik and Judge Frank F. Neutze.
More than five speakers from North Jersey will appear at as many meetings as possible.
|Camden Courier-Post - June 1, 1933|
400 Friends Pay Homage To 'Good Gray Poet'
and Women From Many Sections Visit Walt Whitman's Tomb
Old Mickle Street Home on His 114th Anniversary
“It's just a
street where old friends meet"
Mickle Street where Walt Whitman, the "Good Gray Poet," once lived, and
old friends came back here from near and far yesterday
to mingle under the portals of the house in which he wrote his famous
works, on the 114th anniversary of his birth.
them was Mrs. Augusta K. Dole, 71, of Metuchen, whose husband
has been a sports writer on New York newspapers for 45 years.
"They call it a dingy street and some are
ashamed to return and say they lived there," Mrs. Dole said. And with a
gesture of the hand she pointed out the homes of some of neighbors, who
"I lived at 319 Mickle
Street when I was a young lady," she said. "I was one year
old when we moved into the house right across the street from Whitman.
I remember when he lived on Stevens
Street before he moved to Mickle
Knew Whitman Well
lived at the Mickle street address
about 15 or 16 or 20 years; I knew Whitman well. He always stopped and
exchanged greetings with me. I frequently, saw him on the ferryboats
crossing the rivers.
want to take, issue right here with those, who have questioned his
chastity. He was more like Christ than anyone else. I saw him admiring
me as a young woman one day
on a ferryboat.”
later I read a description of myself in one of
works. I did not begin to read his work until 30 years ago. He wrote of
the true things in life. He wrote of life as it is and as we see it. I
am glad to come here today at the invitation of the committee,"
Mrs. Dole sat in the last chair in which the
poet rested before his last illness. She was introduced to Dr.
Alexander MacAlister, who was his personal physician in his last
illness and who is a member of the Walt Whitman foundation.
Then she posed with an etching by Lewis
Daniel, New York artist, at the Walt Whitman art gallery, 641 Market
Street. It is one of 14 the young artist drew on "The Song of
the Open Road," Two lines taken from' the book are sketched under the
etching as follows:
"The earth is crude and incomprehensible at
first- Nature is rude and incomprehensible at first."
400 Visit Home
than 400 guests visited the home of the poet during the day to be
welcomed by members of the foundation, Mrs. Charles
wife of Congressman
Wolverton, was chairman of the reception committee.
of the guests visited the tomb of the poet in Harleigh Cemetery
where the door is ajar at his request "that his spirit may come and go
as I choose.'" But no flowers were placed there as he requested none.
on May 31, 1819, near Huntingdon,
Long Island, he had a varied
career as a writer, war correspondent
and poet. During the Civil War he ministered the wounded of both the
North and South at Washington. He spent the last 19 years of his life
in Camden, where he died in
Under the bed in his second story front bed
room today is a huge metal bathtub, which he designed for use in his
invalid days. His library, horsehair furniture, his favorite rocking
chair and a cane with which he knocked on the floor to call his
of his writings, manuscripts and
other works are the property of Miss Ann Harned and Madge Barton
Feurer. They are now, at the New Jerseyanna Exhibition at the State
House at Trenton.
New Painting Viewed
new painting of Walt Whitman has been completed by Byron T. Connor, of
4320 Manor Avenue, Merchantville,
and is now on
at the Hotel
Walt Whitman. The painting was completed in three weeks, so
to be ready for the birthday ceremonies.
it will be moved from the hotel and placed either in the Whitman
home or hung in the lobby of the Walt Whitman Theatre.
Harned, daughter of the late Thomas B. Harned, one of Whitman's
literary executors; Joseph Praissman and Mrs. Martha Davis curator of
the Whitman home, were members of the anniversary committee headed by Mrs.
few exceptions, members of the Walt Whitman Foundation attended
yesterday's program, including Dr. Macalister, chairman; Dr. Cornelius
Weygandt, vice chairman; Mrs. Juliet Lit Stern, Joseph M. Conover, Mrs.
Helen Taft Manning, Mrs. Allen Drew Cook, Mrs. Nicholas Douty, Dr.
Herbert Spencer Harned, J. Frederick Harned, Roy Helton, William T.
Innes, Eldridge R. Johnson, William H. Ketler, Dr. Rufus M. Jones,
Victor King, Oscar Wolf, John Frederick Lewis, Jr., Dr. Bliss
Perry, Harrison S. Morris, Agnes, Repplier, former Mayor Winfield S. Price,
Vernon Whitman Rich, Dr. J.
Spaeth, Dr. Felix E. Schelling, Dr. Robert E. Spiller, Mrs. David Abeel
Frederick von Nieda and Ralph W. Wescott.
Among the visitors was former Assemblyman William H. Iszard, who is secretary of the committee, which acquired the home as a national shrine. Iszard sponsored legislation in the Assembly for its upkeep.
DEMOCRATIC TRUSTEES PLAN SUMMER PROGRAM
Trustees of the Democratic
Club of Camden County discussed summer plans last night at Democratic
Headquarters, 538 Stevens
Edward J. Borden, a trustee, was congratulated on his election as president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission. Other members present were Samuel P. Orlando, president; Victor King, Patrick H. Harding, Harry L. Maloney and Sidney Kaplan.
Camden Courier-Post - June 20, 1933
FOR 'MALONEY DAY'
Maloney Day" will be celebrated by South Jersey Democrats, Sunday, July
9, when the newly-appointed collector of internal revenue will be guest
of honor at a picnic at Silver Lake Park. State leaders of the party
will attend. Maloney, Democratic state committeeman from Camden County
and Mayor of Bellmawr, was named by President Roosevelt to succeed
Edward L. Sturgess and is expected to
Plans for the outing were made last night at a meeting in Democratic headquarters, 538 Stevens Street, at which Albert S. Marvel, Jr., was named chairman of the general committee. Vincent de P. Costello was elected secretary and former Mayor Victor King treasurer.
The committees follow:
Refreshments- Ralph W. Wescott, chairman; Raymond Hadley, Walter Bateman, Joseph Ackroyd, James Hainesworth, Joseph Harczynski.
Athletics- Frank Abbott, chairman; John Lyons, Joseph McVey and Daniel T. Hagans,
District organization- Michael J. Powell, chairman; Dominick Josephs, Ralph Comilli, Herbert McAdams, William Noonan, Edward Huston, Harry Daly and William Kistner.
Printing- Charles J. Clark, chairman; Raymond Saltzman, Jack Goldstein, Walter Kelly and William M. Williams.
Publicity- Edward C. Bowe, Herbert Beattie, Patrick Whalen, Alfred R. White and Luke Bates.
Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, state committeewoman, and Miss Marie V. Kelley, vice- chairman of the county committee, will head a women's reception committee to be chosen later.
The committees will meet again Monday night to complete arrangements. .
Camden Courier-Post - August 12, 1933
CHIEF NAMES N. J. AIDES
Trenton, Aug. 11- Managers for three North Jersey district offices of the Federal Home Owners' Loan Corporation were appointed this afternoon by G. Frank Shanley, New Jersey manager.
They are Charles P. Gillen, former Newark city commissioner, for the third (Newark) district; Richard J. Tarrant, of Jersey City, second (Jersey City) district, and George V. McDonough, West Orange city commissioner, for the fourth (Essex county) district.
MeDonough was reported tonight to have declined the appointment.
Shanley said he expected to name the manager for the Camden office tomorrow. The Camden district will comprise eight South Jersey counties. Plans for additional offices in Atlantic City and Hackensack have been abandoned, it was said. Charles I. Lafferty, Atlantic county Democratic chairman was reported considered for the Atlantic City office if one were established there, but it was said he did not want the job.
It is reported that the names of former Mayor Victor King, of Camden, and former Freeholder S. Raymond Dobbs are being considered for the Camden managership. Other reports say a "dark horse" will be chosen.
Courier-Post - February 12, 1938
CHECKED AND DOUBLE CHECKED
IT takes no crystal gazer to know that former U. S. Senator W. Warren Barbour hopes to get the Republican senatorial nomination without opposition.. .So far no opposition has bloomed, but efforts are being made to get Robert Johnson, New Brunswick manufacturer who backed Glee, into the primary battle ...Unless the feeling against John Milton subsides, the Democrats will be hard put to find a suitable candidate for the job, unless they figure anybody can beat Barbour...
down a little bet that both new members of the county election board
will be suburbanites. ..In fact, from adjoining municipalities. ..You
might also safely say that when the Democrats name the new county
solicitor (Vincent Gallaher), the coalition Republicans will name
Cooper Brown, of Collingswood, as assistant solicitor... In spite of
his visits to Jersey City, Prosecutor Samuel P. Orlando
stands an excellent chance of not being reappointed. His successor, at
this time, appears to be E. George
Aaron, also a Democrat, but a
Brunner Democrat .. .The Pennsauken Republican Women's Club will on
next Tuesday have a speaker whose topic will be, "How to Be Happy and
Contented Though a Republican". ..A lot of the boys in these here parts
ought to go there and listen...
Henry Aitken, No. 1 coal wagon chaser, tried to get Commissioner von Nieda on the bridge commission until Hoffman slipped Baird in...Has the Baird boom gone boom?...That suburban handbill publisher printed that the next time Surrogate Hanna runs for public office it'll be city commissioner instead of a county post because he is weak in the suburbs... The last time Frank Hanna ran, it was for State committee, and he ran ahead of his running mate in every county municipality.
|Camden Courier-Post - July 5, 1941
CHECKED AND DOUBLE CHECKED
Feed Bag: Former Judge Joseph Varbalow will soon announce he has purchased the Towers and Broadway Theatres from the Ellis family ... Circuit Court Judge V. Claude Palmer will probably file his decision today in the fraud charges made by the Republican League against the election of Freeholders Ciechanowski and Francesconi ... Since Judge Palmer told the Democratic attorney, Alex Feinberg, that Feinberg must complete his entire case in a half a day "because, frankly, 1 don't see what answer you can make to this testimony," you can draw your own conclusions about what the decision will be ... Incidentally, Judge Palmer will take a plane July 12 for a vacation at Calgary in the Canadian Rockies ... The name of Walter Uliase, Seventh ward Democrat, has been withdrawn from powwows on appointments to the county tax board, .. Senator Al Driscoll was willing to okay Joe Ackroyd, Democrat, as successor on the board to Fred Schorpp, whose term expired a few weeks ago, .. The Republicans are said to have figured that in that way, they could hold Victor King on the board awhile longer, even though his term expired more than a year ago ... Lee Smith, former WPA director; is still a possibility for the tax board job ... The Democrats are holding frequent conferences on who the assistant prosecutor shall be ... Police Judge Gene R, Mariano, a strong contender, has reportedly been dropped with Ben Dzick, Tony Mitchell, Charlie Rudd and the Kraft boys still in the running ... Police court habitues believe that Gene himself announced indirectly that he had been eliminated when he said from the bench, while hearing a case, "Lady, you'll find that even your best friends sometimes stab you in the back. I found that out myself only 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon" ... That was on Thursday ... Mayor George Brunner told the dept that our guess was still I as good his, so that leaves Ben Dzick still with the fence position in the race ... Mariano may be considered for the $5000 State job as sealer of weights and measures ...
Miscellany: Neil F. Deighan, the saloonman who led the opposition to a legislative bill which proposed that liquor manufacturers and wholesalers be prevented from selling goods to any retailer who owed them money and that all purchases be made with cash or quick payment credit plan (the bill will die in committee), is having his troubles with some wholesalers ... Suits have been filed against Deighan and the Old Mill Inn, Inc., by Galsworthy, Inc., for $1713.51 plus interest; Joseph A. Reinfeld, Inc., for $1366.43 plus interest, and Majestic Wines and Spirits, Inc., for $1579.80 plus interest ... The suits are in the New Jersey Supreme Court and allegedly represent unpaid balances of liquor bills ... Tom Dickinson, courthouse custodian, is wearing a bright red face these days because the missus sent him to the store the other night for some sandwich meat for their guest…… Because of a similarity of trade names, Tom returned home with a package ... Of razor blades ... The new office of Bishop Eustace may be established at the old Rodger homestead at 721 Cooper street ... Vice Chancellor Al Woodruff has left for Chile and some deep sea fishing.
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|3197 Federal Street, Camden NJ
The Home of Victor King and family
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Victor King House is adjacent to the Dudley Grange Park,
and opposite Woodrow Wilson High School
Photograph taken June 21, 2003
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