FRANK F. NEUTZE SR. was born in Camden NJ on December 22, 1894 in New Jersey to Harry and Mary Neutze. He was a member of the Ferdinand Neutze family that had lived at 345 Spruce Street in the 1870s and 1880s. Ferdinand Neutze had operated a retail shoe store in 1880, his sons followed him into various professions, including printing, a stove works, and barbering.
Frank Neutze grew up in Camden. He received his elementary education at the Fetters Elementary School at 3rd and Walnut Streets, and attended Camden High School. When the census was taken in 1910 he was already studying law. The Neutze family then lived at 339 Spruce Street, a few doors away from a young Italian immigrant couple, Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Fanelle.
Frank Neutze completed his law studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. He had already been admitted to the New Jersey bar when he registered for the draft in June of 1917. He was then living at 572 Pine Street. Frank Neutze married his wife Anna around 1917 shortly thereafter. He served with the United States Army during World War I, rising to the rank of first lieutenant. In January of 1920, when the census was taken, the Neutzes were living in rented lodgings at 756 Federal Street. By this time he had set up his own office in Camden, which in 1947 were at 525 Cooper Street. He would maintain an office hear into the late 1970s.
The 1920s saw Frank Neutze's law practice prosper. A daughter, Helen, and a son, Frank Jr., were born. He was appointed a New Jersey State Supreme Court commissioner in 1923. He was appointed city solicitor for the city of Camden in 1923, and would serve as such until April 11, 1927 when he was appointed District Court judge. He ran for election to the City Commission in May of 1927. Although endorsed, along with commissioner, Melbourne F. Middleton Jr. and Carroll P. Sherwood, by Camden's Non-Partisan League, his slate, which included newly appointed Dr. Saunders, and realtor Carl R. Evered, did not win. During this time, as an adjunct to his law practice he taught classes at the South Jersey Law School.
Frank Neutze family moved to 1453 Wildwood Avenue in Parkside in the mid-1920s, but was gone by 1927. By April of 1930 Frank F. Neutze he had bought a home at 204 Kings Highway in Haddon Heights NJ, where he would remain a resident for the rest of his days. Frank Neutze served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932, which nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt for president. Bu June of 1933 one of his former students, Benjamin Asbell, was practicing law at Frank Neutze's firm. In May of 1934 he was elevated to judge in the court of common pleas, where he would serve for several years before returning to private practice. One of his clerks, Private Emmett W. Ross, was killed in action while serving with the 106th Cavalry Group, on April 13, 1945. In these years he was also active in the American Legion, serving as an officer in the Camden county committee and in the Raymond C. Thoirs Post. On May 16, 1934 he was elected president of the Camden Reciprocity Club.
Frank F. Neutze passed away on September of 1980. He was survived by his son, who had followed him into the practice of law in the Camden area, before moving to the Richmond VA area in the late 1980s.
South Jersey: A History 1624-1924
FRANK F. NEUTZE was born in Camden on December 22, 1894, the son of John Henry and Mary Steinbach Neutze. His father was at one time captain of the Camden Police, and later Fish and Game Warden of Camden County. He attended the public and high schools of Camden, graduating with the class of 1913. He at once entered the law office of Samuel K. Robbins, where he studied for four years, attending the night classes at Temple University Law School, receiving his degree in 1919. He passed his bar examinations in 1916 and counselor's examinations in 1919. Since that time he has been engaged in the general practice of law, having been appointed Supreme Court Commissioner in June, 1923. In April, 1923, he was made assistant city counsel of Camden.
Mr. Neutze is solicitor for the West Jersey Mutual, the Public Safety, and the Walt Whitman Building and Loan associations. Immediately upon completing his bar examinations, Mr. Neutze enlisted as a private in the Third New Jersey Infantry, National Guard. Later, this organization was merged in the 114th United States Infantry. On August 25, 1918, he entered the Officer's Training School at Camp Gordon, Georgia, and when he received his commission as second lieutenant, he was assigned to the 99th Division. In October, 1918, he was promoted to first lieutenant, with which rank he was discharged in December, 1918.
Mr. Neutze's name may be found among the members of the Camden Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Lions Club. He is president of the New Jersey Alumni of Temple University. Professionally, he is connected with the American, the New Jersey State, and the Camden County Bar associations. The subject which stands second in interest only to law with Mr. Neutze is astronomy. He has never ceased to keep up with the latest developments in this field of science, and follows with especial pleasure the work of Professor Doolittle, of the University of Pennsylvania.
Frank F. Neutze was married to Anna M. Schoellkopf on December 1, 1916, in the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Camden. They are the parents of a daughter, Helene Anna, who was born on March 7, 1921, and a son, Frank F., Jr., who was born November 29, 1924. Mr. Neutze is a member of the Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Camden..
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Arthur Stanley - Charles
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Camden Courier-Post - January 13, 1928
LEGI0N POST TO PUT ON FIGHT SHOW
to be outdone by any local organization, Corporal Raymond C. Thoirs Post,
of the American Legion, passed a resolution last night in favor of staging
a monster boxing show at Convention Hall sometime next month. Half the
receipts will be donated to further the Boy Scout Movement.
Ray Smith, former heavyweight boxer and now a licensed referee, was
elected to head the committee on arrangements, which consists if ten
members; Judge Frank F. Neutze, Dr. Irwin B. Deibert, Tom Taylor, J. Harry
Ashton, Harry E. Bayne, George P. Rothermel, Albert Wehner, Fireman Ray
Smith and Jack Weinberg will assist the sergeant in making the show a
A businessmen’s committee also will be appointed, but as yet has not been named by the legion committee members.
is the intention of the committee to bring some of the best boxers in the
country here for the show, which they will make an annual affair providing
the initial one is a success. Chairman Smith stated today that he would
apply for a boxing permit from Deputy Boxing Commissioner Edward A. Welsh
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 - January 31, 1928
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Camden Courier-Post - October 13,1931
JUDGE SHAY TO SPEAK AT MOORE MEET HERE
Judges Samuel M. Shay and Frank F. Neutze will be among the speakers at an A. Harry Moore rally to be held Friday night by Democratic clubs of the Eleventh Ward at Maennerchor Hall, Twenty-seventh Street below River avenue.
Other speakers will include Samuel P. Orlando and the three Democratic Assembly candidates, William French, Jr., Vincent DePaul Costello and Fred Stanton. A North Jersey orator also is expected.
Mrs. Lillian Pisko, Democratic county committeewoman, is general chairman of the rally, and is being assisted by Charles Goldy, county committeeman; Mrs. Helen Rush, former committeewoman, and John Hutchinson. ,
Mrs. Pisko and Goldy will open Moore headquarters for the Eleventh Ward today at 923 North North Twenty-seventh Street.
Camden Courier-Post - October 16, 1931
VETS PLEDGE TO AID MOORE IN 14TH WARD
More than 200 World War veterans last night pledged their support to A. Harry Moore. Democratic gubernatorial candidate, at a meeting of the Camden County A. Harry Moore Veterans' League, held in the Fourteenth Ward Democratic Club, Seventh and Morgan streets.
The veterans, including members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Camden county, were addressed by Judge Frank F. Neutze, who was a lieutenant during the war; Ralph Wescott, Haddonfield freeholder candidate; Frank Suttill and Edward L. Canning.
Judge Neutze, chairman of the Camden league, announced that 678 veterans of Camden county have now pledged their support to Moore.
Camden Courier-Post - October 23, 1931
7 DEMOCRATS RALLIES IN COUNTY TONIGHT
Democratic speakers, urging suffrage in the interest of A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and the local Democratic ticket, will invade seven political clubs in the city ar.d county tonight.
County meetings, all at 8 p. m. and speakers are as follows:
First Ward Democratic Club, Gloucester, Mercer and Burlington streets, E. George Aaron, Firman Michel and Marie V. Kelly.
Pennsauken Colored A. Harry Moore Club, Magnolia and Scovel avenues, Merchantville, Dr. Clement T. Branch, Eugene Aumaitre and Albert Melnik.
Somerdale Democratic Club, fire hall, Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, Edward L. Canning, Thomas Madden and John Delaney.
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 Sktreet; 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 * October 31, 1931
OWNERS VICTIMS Of TRICKS
"The people of Brooklawn, faced with the loss of their homes, expected mercy and fair-dealing from the government but they have been sold out to processional money-lenders by a gang of local political tricksters, who pose as their friends.
This charge was made by Judge Frank F. Neutze become 500 Brooklawn residents last night at a meeting conducted in the borough hall under auspices of the Brooklawn A. Harry Moore Club
"The sale of 72 Brooklawn houses and 262 mortgages by the government according to the newspapers through intervention of David Baird, Republican candidate for governor, is the most odious piece of business ever pulled off against a people in the history of Camden county, Judge Neutze said.
"These charges are not made without supporting facts. It does not require great legal intelligence to see into this deal. Let us look into this business in which property rights were given precedence over human rights, and let us see who the persons are behind this deal.
Two Bids Accepted
"Approximately 75 Brooklawn residents, most of whom had at least thirty percent equities in their homes and in mortgages bid on the properties and mortgages. Their bids totaled $126,205.50. Only two of these bids were accepted, and these were from tenants who rented and did not have equities in the properties on which they bid. These two properties went for $1000 and $1200 respectively.
"At this point you will note the eternal choice of the Republican Party between human rights and property rights; how the government allowed you people to buy your homes and then ignored you.
"The bids of the Brooklawn residents on the mortgages, some of which were as high as sixty and seventy percent of the full value, were refused. The Shipping Board, representing the government, said the bids were too low and that the properties the residents bid for were the most desirable ones offered and if they were awarded to the owners the government probably would not receive a bid from any syndicate on the properties that were not so desirable.
"That explanation of the government is a mockery of President Hoover's oft-repeated statement that every governmental effort would be made to make it easy for the tenants of this country to own their own homes!
"On October 7, the bids were rejected. For ten days following, your council and other political lights were at wits ends with all kinds of schemes to save your borough from its financial dilemma. No action was taken until last week when it was suggested the schools be closed as on $40 remained in the borough treasury.
Called Political Trickery
"Your local political tricksters had you where they wanted you. Then came the blow that proves the utter ruthlessness of your so-called friends who claim allegiance to the Republican Party. Last Monday you read in the newspapers where the Tower Company, of Newark, had been awarded the 262 mortgages and 70 properties for $227,000. Then you heard the hullabaloo that Brooklawn had been saved by David Baird. You read he was in Washington with Congressman Wolverton and that he had this deal put over on Sunday. I never knew the government conducted business on Sunday, and I have heard several people question whether Baird was in Washington last Sunday. However, that possibility is of little importance.
"There is a point in these negotiations that must be strongly emphasized. You will note the tenants and homeowners offered $126,205 for approximately 97 properties, or an average of $1300 per property. You will note that the Tower Company, in their bid for 262 mortgages and 70 properties only bid $227,000 or about $700 per property. Do not fail to see that their bid included 235 more properties than the tenants and homeowners!
"Everybody will get profit out of this deal except the home owners! What. do you know about the Tower Company of Newark? It is said that Mr. Tower, head of the company, is a former member of the Merchant Fleet Corporation of the U. S. Shipping Board.
"This Tower Company has been represented in this deal by William Okin and Michael Gross, two real estate speculators of Newark and all of you know that the representatives of the Tower Company are calling on you Brooklawn homeowners every day in a car with tags in the name of Senator Pierson, Union county license number 'U 2’. This company has not told you homeowners at what discount they will offer the mortgages to you for.
"But you all know that the representatives of the Tower Company stated to you at a. meeting in this hall about eight days ago that there would be a ‘liberal reduction on the mortgages' and that in about two weeks everyone would receive letters from the Tower Company. Mark it well and pertinently that you will not receive these letters until after election day.
"As a matter of business reasoning let me point out to you that the Tower Company knows what everyone has bid. If they demand more for a mortgage than you bid with the Shipping Board and if you do not pay it, there is nothing to prevent them from instituting foreclosure proceedings against you immediately.
"You will also note that the government required the home owners to pay within 60 days if their bid was accepted, but you will note the Tower Company has been given the privilege of paying their bid in installments over a period of time.
"Has there been any regard for you in this deal? Just realize that for $100,000 more than the tenants and homeowners bid, the Tower Company got 235 additional properties at about $400 per property.
"The government allowed you to buy these homes, and now political jobbery has sold you out for thirty pieces of silver. You people of Brooklawn, faced with the loss of your homes, expected mercy and fair-dealing from the government but you have been sold out to professional money-lenders by a gang of local political tricksters, who pose as your friends!
"You may expect these money-lenders to demand their pound of flesh, and they will get it. You have no defense, no measure of retaliation, except by the ballot box. Mr. Baird, through the newspapers, claims credit for saving your borough- he wants your vote. If you think he has saved anything you will vote for him but repent later. This man must be rebuked and your ballot must be cast for A. Harry Moore and the straight Democratic ticket if you possess ordinary intelligence.
"You don't want a businessman for governor who does all he can for business against the people; you want A. Harry Moore, who has made the welfare of the people his business. Ten years of your earnings and life's blood have gone into your homes, and now you are in the hands of out-of-town money-lenders and politicians. Your duty is clear on November 3.
T. McCann, candidate for coroner, and Leon H. Rose, also spoke. Prolonged
applause marked the completion of Judge Neutze's address. Joseph Drammer
Camden Courier-Post * October 31, 1931
MOORE RALLIES TONIGHT IN 3 WARDS, ASHLAND
Rallies in the interest of A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local candidates on the Democratic ticket will be conducted tonight in Ashland and in three wards of the city.
The meetings and speakers are as follows;
Ashland Democratic Club, home of Ida May Heidrick, Burnt Mill road and Second Avenue: Thomas Madden, Leon H. Rose and Eugene Mariano.
Camden Courier-Post * June 11, 1932
Camden Courier-Post * February 6, 1933
COURT BILL TO FIT ONLY 2 CITIES
Amendment of his city district court bill to apply only to Camden and Trenton in order that opposition in other sections of the state will be overcome is being considered by Assemblyman F. Stanley Bleakly, of Camden.
The measure, now before the Legislature, would take from city district court judges their power of appointing court employees.
In Camden this applies to Judge Frank F. Neutze, a Democrat. Such power would be placed in the hands of municipal governing bodies. In discussing the bill Bleakly said that he introduced it at the request of the Camden City Commission as an economy measure. He contended it would save the city $5400 a year.
"It is only fair," he declared, "that the city governments, which must foot the bill for district court expenses, should have some control over how many employees are appointed for Political Purposes'
"Let me say now that this is no ripper legislation. It is not motivated for political purposes; it is purely an economy and home rule bill, like the bills to lift mandatory appropriations.
"The Camden city district has 11 employees. Courts in other sections of the state have fewer.
"The City Commissioners saw in this difference a chance to economize, but under the law they were powerless to do anything.
"As originally introduced, the bill applied to all district courts, county and city alike. Because there are less employees in courts elsewhere in the state and because the situation is entirely different than it is here, certain objections were raised. Therefore, I have drawn up amendments.
"These amendments, in addition changing the act so that it would so apply only to cities of the size of SE Camden and Trenton, protect those now employed in the district court. Such protection was not provided in the original bills.
"Under the amendment, any changes in the personnel of the Camden district court will be made in accordance with the civil service list.
"In other words, the only ones to go would be the last ones taken on, regardless of their politics. If the bill goes through there will be just as many or within one as many Democrats as there will be Republicans.
To Retire Hillman
"It is planned, I understand, to retire Edwin A. Hillman, clerk of the court and a Republican, who has been ill for some time. His salary is $3000 and his pension of $1200 would mean a net saving of $1800 to the city. His successor would be chosen strictly on civil service qualifications, not through politics.
"The dropping of one clerk and two sergeants-at-arms at $1200 a year each would mean another saving of $3600, or a total of $5400. Those that would go would be the newest ones on the civil service list."
The present district court setup shows six Republican and five Democratic employees. In addition to Hillman, they are William Sauerhoff, Clemson England, Benjamin Manning, Republican sergeants-at-arms; Edward Dennis, Edward Martin, Harry Daily, Democratic sergeants-at-arms; Charles Ferat, assistant of clerk, Republican; John Bissinger, small claims clerk, Democrat; Imlay Binkert, deputy clerk, Republican, and Frank Suttill, clerk, Democrat.
Camden Courier-Post * February 7, 1933
Palese Peddles Tickets For His Own Testimonial
Selling tickets for his own testimonial dinner is a distinction enjoyed by Assistant Prosecutor Rocco Palese.
The dinner, arranged as a testimonial to "the Polish Ambassador," proved a surprise to Palese last night when 28 friends, members of the "Srelsihc Club," let him share the secret in Hotel Walt Whitman.
The dinner, among other reasons, was tendered him because he was the only member of the club to put together a Courier-Post "Hi-Ho" puzzle. For a week prior to the affair he sold tickets to friends, not knowing the affair was in his honor.
With former Judge John B. Kates as toastmaster, wit and repartee passed the festive board, while entertainment was furnished by Bobby Heath and Billy James, famous writers of popular songs.
Those who did honor to Palese are: Judge Kates, Prosecutor Clifford A. Baldwin, Chief of County Detectives Lawrence T. Doran, John R. DiMona, Carl Kisselman, Herbert H. Blizzard, Robert Brest, Charles F. Knapp, Edward V. Martino, William Freeman, William Duby, Louis J. Gale,. Edward Gorman, John J. Fitzgerald, City Commissioner Clay W. Reesman, Anthony Maltesta, F. J. Haws, Edward Neuman, Clifford Stratton, Jules Derowski, Bronislaw Derowski, Richard Troncone, T. Harry Rowland, William F. Lehman, William McDonald, Judge Frank F. Neutze and Robert W Saeger.
Camden Courier-Post * June 7, 1933
Legionnaires Name New Commander
G. Garlan, of Haddonfield, was elected commander of Thoirs Post, No. 47,
American Legion, last night at a meeting held in the ballroom of the Hotel
was unopposed and succeeds LeGrand Roberts, mayor of Oaklyn.
members participated in the election, which saw spirited contests for
vice commander, post chaplain and sergeant-at-arms.
C. Brown and Peter De Costa were elected vice commanders, defeating
Judge Frank F. Neutze, a
third candidate, by a slim margin.
C. Charles won out in the race for post chaplain, defeating Rev. Earl C.
Sensor. Ira H. Condit successfully waged his campaign for the
sergeant-at-arms post, winning over Paul V. Magee.
Others elected to office were Ellis C. Kircher, finance officer; Frank B. Anderson, service officer; Earl W. Young, historian and Dr. A. Lincoln Sherk, hospitalization officer.
Camden Courier-Post * June 20, 1933
DEMOCRATS ARRANGE FOR 'MALONEY DAY'
"Harry L. 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. .
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Camden Courier-Post * June 29, 1933
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ASSUMES CHARGE OF VICE WAR
Prosecutor Samuel P. Orlando today dropped all other duties and took personal charge of the drive to rid Camden city and county of vice.
Orlando announced he would concentrate his activities in the drive against crime and the solution of the murder of Detective William T. Feitz Jr., slain two weeks ago in a South Camden disorderly house.
“I hope to gather enough evidence to go before the grand jury within the next week or 10 days,” Orlando said. “The Feitz murder investigation is progressing and I hope to have sufficient facts before me soon that will enable is to apprehend the slayers.”
Weekend developments in the general drive against crime resulted in the raiding of at least 30 gambling houses, illicit saloons, and alcohol stills with police spurred to feverish activity by Mayor Roy R. Stewart’s probe of the department, which he said will end this week, unless new evidence develops to extend it.
Blair Release Sought
Meanwhile, Edward V. Martino, council for Michael Tenerelli, alias Mickey Blair, former boxer, announced his intention of appearing before Judge Frank F. Neutze today to apply for a writ of habeas corpus to effect the release of Blair, held as the “key witness” in the Feitz slaying.
“Prosecutor Orlando had demanded $10,000 for the release of Blair,” Martino said. “That amount is ridiculously high. When I asked Orlando why his office required such excessive bail, he told me ‘I have to back up the police’”.
Martino said he would demand the prosecutor show in court the reason for the “unreasonable demand”.
Lieutenant Walter Welch, new commander of the Second Police District, conducted an intensive cleanup of his bailiwick over Saturday and Sunday, raiding 25 alleged violators of liquor and gambling laws.
Aided by state alcohol agents, police raiders headed by Lieutenant George Frost uncovered two 50-gallon stills and a bullet-riddled target in two apparently abandoned houses at 531 and 533 South 2nd Street. An advance “tip-off” had caused operators of the stills to flee, police said.
Two alcohol “drops”, believed operated by the proprietors of the South 2nd Street houses, were visited but found empty.
Numbers Baron Nabbed
Marshall Howard, 33, of 1912 Derousse avenue, Delair, described by Prosecutor Orlando as a ‘big shot’ in the Pennsauken and Camden numbers racket, was arrested Saturday when he visited the court house to make inquiries concerning an unnamed woman under arrest as a numbers writer.
A short while later, at the request of Orlando, Lucille Barber, 35, of 8302 Park avenue, Pennsauken township, and John Barnes, 26, of 7508 Pleasant avenue, Pennsauken township, both colored, were arrested as numbers writers.
It was reported at Pennsauken township police headquarters that the pair was wanted in connection with the case against Howard.
Both were held in $1000 bail for the grand jury.
Those who were held without bail as material witnesses in the Feitz case are Cornelius Murphy, 50, of 239 Sycamore Street, doorkeeper in the establishment; Edward Grapatin, 32, of 246 Kaighn Avenue; Joseph McKenna, 31, of 1404 Broadway; Katherine Lougheed, 32, of 626 Pine Street; Edna Butler, 33, colored, of 1122 South 2nd Street, and Joan Stein, 24, of Philadelphia. Six others were released in their own recognizance as material witnesses.
They are Sam Silverman, 34, of 325½ Kaighn Avenue; Edward Gorba, 20, who has supplied police with most of the information about Feitz’ death, and Gorba’s brother, Henry, 19, of 17 North 21st Street; Joseph McDonald, 20, of 1605 South 9th Street; Edith Miller, 28, colored, of 205 Sycamore Street, and George Martorano, 25, of 532 West Street.
Aided by Patrolmen William Marter and Carmin Fuscellaro Sr., Lieutenant Welch conducted a series of raids Saturday night and yesterday morning. The saloon of Mary Niewinski, at 400 Mechanic Street, was raided early yesterday and two customers arrested.
Lieutenant Welch Leads Raiders
Welch, who took over the duties Lieutenant Ralph Bakley when the latter was suspended by Mayor Stewart yesterday, declared he was seeking violators of the city’s Sunday closing ordinance, which states that places selling liquor must close “between the hours of 2:00 AM Sunday and 7:00 AM Monday.”
Nickelson Lehger, 49, of 311 Somerset Street, Gloucester and George Burkett, 38, of 340 Liberty Street, were arrested in Mrs. Niewinski's place. Welch said they were shooting craps on the bar. Mrs. Niewinski was released in $500 bail as proprietor and the men were released in $100 bail each as frequenters.
Welch and his squad visited a house at 1903 South 6th street, reputedly operated by William Tansky, 33. Tansky, charged with violating the closing ordinance, was released in $500 bail as proprietor, and Edward Krown, 65, of 1705 South 4th Street; Edward Judd, 41, of 721 Ferry Avenue; and William Sampey, of 729 North 10th Street, charged with being frequenters, were released in $100 bail.
A saloon operated by Helen Brass, 52, at 1067 Ferry Avenue, scene of an unsuccessful holdup attempt Friday, was next raided. Frank Dipeto, 42, of 829 Sylvan Street; Edward Podyezmek, 47, of 783 South 2nd street; Joseph Orbin, 53, of 963 Florence Street; and Angelo Del Rossi, 70, of 430 Emerald Street, were arrested and held as frequenters. Mrs. Brass was charged with violating the closing ordinance.
The establishment of Mitchell Lambert, 26, at 1427 South 9th Street was next visited. Lambert, held as proprietor was released in $500 bail. Florian Shepecarter, 36, of 2811 Yorkship Road; John Glenn, 35, of 52 Courtland Street; Paul Korzewszeski, 34, of 1041 Atlantic Avenue; and William Lanning, 37, of 1149 South 9th Street were all nabbed as frequenters.
At 1025 South 2nd Street, Welch and his men found four colored men and women, and Meg Mack, 38, colored, who was charged with being proprietor. The four gave their names as Alvin Mack, of the South 2nd Street address; Howard Elinor, 30, of 215 Chestnut Street; and Alice Wells and Emily Robinson, 28, of the same address. All were held for hearing today.
Welch declared he was unable to enter some of the places visited because he did not hold warrants. He said he would procure warrants today and return to several of the places. In the other instances where raids were made, Welch did not reveal the addresses or names.
Welch announced last night he is not seeking “personal notoriety” through his activities, but is merely doing his duty as a police officer. He declared “the lid has been clamped on the second District and will stay on.”
State Police Stage Raid
Thirteen were arrested by a detail of state troopers from the Mt. Ephraim and Berlin barracks when a raid was staged on the home of Dominick Melchiore, 28, at Cedar Avenue, Blenheim.
Melchiore was charged with operating a gambling establishment. Arraigned before Justice of the peace Charles Jackson at Runnemede, he was fined $5 and costs. Charles Darpino, 26, a Camden man among those arrested, gave his address as 306 Chestnut Street. He and the 11 others were fined $3 each and costs.
The police raiders who uncovered the two stills and riddled target at 533 South 2nd Street also visited the home of Charles Auletto, 20 South 2nd street. Auletto, charged with selling illegal liquor, denied knowledge of the stills, but was held on $1000 bail for the grand jury by Police Judge J. Harry Switzer.
Two men were fined $25.00 each last night in Pennsauken township police court by Recorder George E. Yost on slot machine gambling charges.
Arthur Pipher, 25, of 2248 North 36th Street, Camden, was charged with placing slot machines in various stores for gambling purposes, and Edward Friedberg, operator of a medicine store at Park and Union Avenues, Pennsauken was charged with possession of a slot machine. Friedberg announced he would appeal his conviction.
It was testified that he offered merchandise as prizes in conjunction with operation of the device.
|Camden Courier-Post * October 29, 1935|
ONE OF FOUR FINED FOR
Salem, Oct. 28.—A Criminal Court jury convicted Dominiek Dartolini, 28, of 800 Chestnut street, Trenton, but acquitted three companions today on a charge of possessing a disnmntled still.
Judge Frank F. Neutze, before whom the men were tried, fined Dartolini $50 and suspended a three-month sentence in the county jail. The court expressed the opinion Dartolini was not "a bad man" but had been led into wrong doing through an opportunity of getting easy money.
Dartolini, John Pluke, Emilio Ciccimni and Mecircussi Sylvestro, all of Trenton, had been arrested on September 12, 1934, near Alloway, with a boiler from a dismantled still loaded on the truck belonging to the former. They testified a Trenton junk man hired Dartolini to come to Alloway for the boiler. It had been removed "from a still officers Raided a short time before.
Trooper T. L. Smith and Constable Harold Taylor testified Cleve Crawford, of Deepwater, admitted to them that he took the automobile of Roy Park, of Carneys Point, March 8 and wrecked it in a ditch.
Crawford is charged with operating a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner. He pleaded not guilty to the indictment. Testimony in his case will be resumed tomorrow morning.
In a third case started before Judge Neutze, Harry Sheppard, 45, of Cedarville, is charged with larceny of tools on March 20 from the Deepwater plant of the E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company. He testified that tools found at his home and which company employees said belonged to the firm were purchased nearly two years ago from a man whom he knew as A. J.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 12, 1936|
NEUTZE TO SPEAK TO FATHERS AND SONS
Point, Feb. 12-Judge Frank F. Neutze, of Camden, will be the principal
speaker tomorrow night when the annual father-son banquet for Pennsgrove
and Carneys Point is held in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium here. The jurist
has been serving in the Salem county courts during the illness of Judge J.
A program of vaudeville and motion pictures has been arranged following the dinner at 6 o'clock and Judge Neutze's talk. Chester Scott is chairman of the committee which has arranged the affair. Jesse Green will be toastmaster.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 17, 1936|
NATHAN KATZ FINED, ESCAPES PRISON
|Camden Courier-Post - February 17, 1936|
City District Court
To the Editor:
the motive of Mr. Scovel may be in trying to abolish the Camden City
District Court, the Camden Bar Association should strongly object to
such action on the part of Mr. Scovel. Politics have no place in our
courts, and certainly should never have any place in our court system.
Judge Neutze was judge of
the Camden City District Court he established a fine record in keeping
its docket clear. Judge Varbalow
has done an equally fine job. While under the guidance of these able men
the District Court always carried itself financially. The younger men of
the Camden bar, of whom I am one, can readily appreciate the work of
Judge Varbalow and the purpose of his court. And as for the lay citizens
of Camden, this court may be termed as "the poor man's court.
It seems to me that a child can readily read through Mr. Scovel's action. The Camden City District Court has served its purpose and is now serving its purpose. Why change? Is there not enough legislation to pass upon which needs reform or change? Why not do first things. first? If ever the Camden County Bar Association did anything to voice its protest in defense of our legal profession now is the time to do it.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 17, 1936|
PLEADS GUILTY IN SHANE ROBBERY
of five suspects held in the $10,380 robbery of Mrs. Mary Shane, wife of
a Camden motor vehicle agent, entered guilty pleas to two of four
indictments yesterday before Judge Frank
F. Neutze. The others pleaded not guilty to all four counts.
Gromacki, 28, of 412 Broadway,
pleaded guilty to larceny from person and highway robbery without
instilling fear in the victim. He entered not guilty pleas to conspiracy
and highway robbery and instilling fear.
other suspects are Stanley N. Powell, 28, of 1256 Whitman Avenue; Harry
Gassel, 27, of 1282 Liberty
Street; Leon Grenkwicz, 23, of 1469 Louis Street, and Edward Giedrye,
21, of Mt. Ephraim Avenue and Liberty
Shane, wife of Samuel Shane, who served as motor vehicle agent at 1289 Kaighn
Avenue, was robbed on January 2, near the American National
Bank, Broadway south of Kaighn
Avenue. She was about to enter the bank to
deposit $8930 in cash and $1450 in checks, representing receipts from
motor vehicle licenses issued at the agency on December 31. A bag
containing money was snatched from her hand.
$6000 has not been recovered.
was continued in $5000 bail while the others were returned to cells to
await trial. Gassel's car was alleged to have been used by the others in
fleeing from the robbery.
Judge Neutze said Gromacki "will be given consideration" when sentence is imposed as a result of his two guilty pleas.-
|Camden Courier-Post - February 19, 1936|
Tells Fathers to Keep Children Busy to Halt Crime
co-operation between parents and schools to eliminate juvenile delinquency
was urged last night by Judge Frank F. Neutze, of Common Pleas Court, in
an address to the Camden High
School Fathers' Association at its February meeting in the City
Neutze said that in cases of juvenile delinquency he invariably tried to
contact parents of the child to seek their co-operation and that detention
home sentences were a last resort.
parents did what was expected of them there would be no delinquency,"
Judge Neutze said. One cause of
juvenile delinquency, he said, was the fact that many youngsters leaving
school were unable to find jobs and too much spare time gave them
opportunity to get into mischief.
them something to do to keep them busy," he urged the fathers.
concert was given by the WPA band of 35 pieces, under direction of Joseph
Fuhrman and conducted by William Townsend. Howard Weedun presided. Plans
are being made for an open house night, March 24, it was announced by H.
H. Steplar, publicity chairman. The school building will be pen for
inspection and the program will include demonstrations and entertainment
by students. Parents will have an opportunity to meet the teachers..
|Camden Courier-Post * AUgust 8, 1936|
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Camden Courier-Post * October 28, 1936
STRIKERS LOSE APPEAL ON TERMS
Trenton, Oct. 27.-The New Jersey State Supreme Court today dismissed the appeal of three defendants convicted in Camden Police Court as disorderly persons in activities growing out of the recent BCA strike in that city.
Appellants are Fred Barone, Catherine Bretschneider, and Irene Adair, each of whom was given 60 days and fined $100 on conviction of being disorderly persons. Samuel L. Rothbard, their counsel, attacked the validity of the complaints upon which the three were arrested, in his argument before Justices Trenchard, Bodine and Heher.
City Solicitor E. G. C. Bleakly opposed the setting aside of the convictions. John R. DiMona, also represented the city at the hearing.
Rothbard asked for a writ of certiorari to set aside the action of the Camden Common Pleas Court, which upheld the convictions of the Police Court. He argued that the complaint on which the three were convicted was invalid and ineffective under section three of the Disorderly Persons Act, in that the complaint failed to be specific and accurate in the charges made against them in the police court.
Bleakly contended that the defendants' counsel had twice waived his right to get a review of their convictions. He claimed that under the Police Court Act of 1927 the matter could have been brought up to the higher court as soon as the complaint was made, or 30 days after the convictions.
Bleakly argued that
Camden Common Pleas Court Judge
Neutze, after reviewing the whole case could have granted the defendants a new trial, but instead upheld the
proceedings in the police court.
Camden Courier-Post- February 4, 1938
S. SPENDING CUTS URGED BY SHORT AT REALTORS RALLY
"We must put an immediate curtailment on this lavish spending down in Washington, which leads only to unbalanced budgets."
So declared Congressman Dewey Short, Republican, of Missouri, principal speaker last night at the 22nd annual banquet of the Camden County Real Estate Board. It was in honor of last year's officers of the board and was held in the Hotel Walt Whitman, with more than 400 attending.
Asserting he, was speaking without partisanship, Congressman Short said:
"It is a fact that we are floundering around in Washington and that we have, the jitters concerning certain developments in the national trend of things.
"We face the fact that 11,000,000 persons are out of work in the United States but, on the other hand, we see that the government is making special awards to indolents.
Deplores U. S. 'Softies'
"So it has inspired in the average man out of work a feeling that the world owes him a living whether he works or not.
"The most regrettable thing that we Congressmen feel is that we have bred a race of softies, people who don't come down there and stand up for their rights.
"I believe in the justice of minority rights which will keep both parties clean and decent."
Drawing a parallel between President Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover when he was President, Short said:
"Roosevelt is never contemplating. He is too busy acting. Hoover was so busy contemplating nothing was done,"
Sees Housing Need
The Congressman declared there is a vital need of housing facilities and that "we are under an unbearable burden of taxation on real estate, which can be overcome only by stopping, excessive spending."
Other speakers were Andrew N. Lockwood, president of the New Jersey Association of Real Estate Boards, Vincent P. Bradley, ambassador-at-large of the National Association of Real Estate Boards and Mayor George E. Brunner, of Camden. J. Frank Hanly, president of the county board, was toastmaster. There was an invocation by Rev. Paul Loraine, of Pennsauken Township.
The officers of 1937 honored were Harry A. Willson, president; Edward J. Borden, vice president; Edmund H. Lenny, secretary; Charles H. Vaughn, treasurer; C. Armel Nutter, governor to the New Jersey Association of Real Estate Boards, and Margaret N. Penfield, executive secretary.
Among the guests were, Joseph B. Sentzman, president of the West Philadelphia Realty Board; former Judge Frank F. Neutze, Judge Clifford A. Baldwin, County Prosecutor Samuel P. Orlando, Assistant County Prosecutor Patrick H. Harding, State Senator Albert E. Burling, William H. Eppright, Charles P. Halyburton, Ellis Kircher, Charles R. Myers and Harry A. Louderback..
|Camden Courier-Post * February 17, 1938|
THOIRS AUXILIARY DATES STYLE
Mrs. Albert Wehner Named Chairman of Charity Event, March 28
THE annual fashion show followed by cards which is sponsored by the
Mrs. Albert Wehner, of Collingswood, has been named general chairman for the event by the president, Mrs. Meyers Baker. Proceeds are used each year for the child welfare and rehabilitation work of the auxiliary.
Mrs. Wehner is being assisted by the following committees: Prizes—
Mrs. W. DuBois Brown, chairman, Mrs. Earl Ludlam and Mrs. Raymond A. VanHorn; cards and tallies—Mrs. Edward Hamilton,
chairman, Mrs. Earl Young, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Anne Davis Spooner, Mrs. Peter
DaCosta, Mrs. Milton Walker, Mrs. Walter Garlan and Mrs. Rocco
Palese; candy—Mrs. Harold Evans, chairman, Mrs. George F. Seybold,
Mrs. Joseph Bossle, Mrs. LeGrande Roberts and Mrs. Byron G. Tuttle.
Further plans for the benefit will be made at the monthly meeting of the executive board to be held at the home of Mrs. Percy L. Bastian, 12 Fairview court, this city, on Wednesday, February 23. Hostesses will be Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Bossle, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Wehner.
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