Rolland Bennett resignation

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Rolland Bennett resignation - SAYS CITY IS PAYING EXCESSIVE Bennett, Whose...
SAYS CITY IS PAYING EXCESSIVE Bennett, Whose Resignation as Street Superintendent Was Requested, Declares Charges on Second Ave. Are Far In Excess of Those on Summerfield. It now develops that Rolland Ben nett didn't get mad and quit his Job as city street superintendent all In a hurry, but that he had been advised to tender his resignation. Mr. Bennett was willing enough to give up the place, but he doesn't like the Idea of having it stated that he flared up and ouit on the stwt. Furthermore, in a lettor to The Press today, he declared that he has been boss in name only ever since Harry W. Smock was made chairman of the street committee and that since that time mistakes In the street department management cannot be charged against him. The letter follows: 'In comment on an article In The Press of June 24 about a 'street de partment row' let me say that the facts in the case in regard to the difficulty with Mr. Smock over the sprinkling of oil on the city streets will show that a man from the factory came down with each carloud of oil to see that it was put on properly and I had absolutely nothing to do with It. Since Mr. Smock has been chairman of the street committee he has been the boss and I have had no voice In the business of the department. Since Smock has been chairman council has contracted with a Camden firm for the retopplng of Second avenue on a basis of $5 per day per team and 13.50 per day per foreman and a percentage on the labor. This week there have been three foremen on this job to boss 15 men and four teams. Last fall when Summerfield avenue was graded and graveled the city paid J3.60 per day for teams and $1.80 per day for labor and there was no foreman. According to your paper, I simply had a row and quit. Here Is a letter dated June 21: 'Mr. Rolland Bennett, Dear Sir- Sir- After conference with several of the councllmen of the city of Asbury Park the duty has devolved on me to advise your resignation as superintendent of streets, as we consider this course fairer and better than making a de mand for it. It Is the general opinion that you are not performing the work required in a satisfactory manner and that therefore a change Is necessary. Very truly yours, H. W. Smock, chairman chairman street committee.' "I want to say that I did not solicit the Job when It was given me, and I am not the least bit sorry to lose It. "ROLLAND BENNETT." WAGE SUMS I. P. 4 0, C. In the roll of honor of state banks of the United States printed In ft supplement supplement to the Financier, New York, the Asbury Park and Ocean Grove bank of this city stands twenty-fifth twenty-fifth twenty-fifth In the list of 619 banks. This stand ing Is based on the percentage of sur plus and profits to capital. In this same rating the Asbury Park and Ocean Grove bank stands first among the state banks of New Jersey. This Is an excellent showing and gives some sort of an Idea of how the hank has been managed since it was founded shortly after Asbury Park started. It has been growing ever glnce in a most substantial way; In the way that Is recognized In the roll of honor. The bank's capital stock has not been Increased, but instead Its surplus and profits have been kept In the business unlike the policy of some Institutions that keep Increasing Increasing their capital stock and taking the money from the business. The capital stock of the Asbury Park and Ocean Grove bank is $50,000 and the surplus and profits in the business $-224,060, $-224,060, $-224,060, making the per centage of surplus and profits to the capital, J44S.12, a rating that makes the bank first in the state and 25th in the United States. NEW PICTURE SHOW LaReine Caiino Will Open Monday Night at Bradley Beach. As a high class vaudeville and mov ing picture theater the La Relne ca sino, located on the beach front at Bradley Beach, will be opened Monday night with a performance aranged es pecially for 4he occasion of the popular show house's Inaugural under new management, The casino has been leased by W. J. Wood and Morris Mauer, who have formed a partnership, Both are experienced in the business and announce their Intentions to give nothing but first class bills. Changes will be made nightly. Each performance iiieii on m of ns BANKIS f L

Clipped from Asbury Park Press25 Jun 1909, FriPage 1

Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, New Jersey)25 Jun 1909, FriPage 1
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