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The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey · Page 25

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Wednesday, March 30, 1955
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It's Been Said Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments: love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. William Shakespeare. mmtz Sports - Comics SECOND SECTION Classified Ads Telephone Plainfield 6-8000 PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1955 PAGE TWENTY-FIVE Westfielders' Opinions Vary on Purchasing CNJ Stations FRIENDLY "OUT-CHAT" AT C OF C BANQUET Taking part in a discussion of program events of last night's 34th anniversary dinner of the. Chamber of Commerce of the Plainfields are, left to right: O. II. lien it Jr., managing secretary; Albert W. Stender, chamber president and owner of the Park Hotel where the affair Photo by Richard C. Gains was held; George E. Stringfellow, senior vice-president and a director of the Thomas A. Edison Corporation, South Orange; Mayor Allen D. Tompkins; and Edson B. Day, former chamber president and now its national councilor. Mr. Stringfellow, the principal speaker, addressed the group on "How Tyranny is Born." GreatAmericaiiDocuments Cited in Chamber Speech (Other Story on Page 1) Those attending the 34th annual dinner of the Chamber of Commerce of the Plainfields in the Park Hotel last night heard an outstanding America n George E. Stringfellow declare: "The three great documents of our heritage are the Bible, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Those three documents are the basis of our freedom." "As long as we keep the spirit and the letter of them alive in the minds and hearts of our citizens, we will continue to be Worthy of our heritage and to enjoy our cherished liberties," the speaker declared. Issues Warning Mr. Stringfellow. who is president of the New Jersey Taxpayers Association and senior vice-president of Thomas A. Edison Inc., warned against "any insidious movement which would change the basic principles upon which our nation was founded 'and which, if not apprehended, would destroy our way of life." I Commenting upon the question "What makes America great?", the speaker said: "Amer-jica has a system of government which provides investors, pro ducers and consumers with freedom of choice and freedom of opportunity. The productive fa cilities of our nation are owned ;by the people instead of the government. Our system of govern ment recognizes the dignity of the individual and provides its citizens with an incentive to do their best and rewards them according to their production." Mr. Stringfellow emphasized the important part "We. the neo- Iple" can play in government if !the public is sufficiently inter- 1930 "above all else reliability" 191 Masterpieces Designed for You! SIGNATURE PRINT Lady Manhattan SHIRTS Fabric Designs Created By Associated American Artists Their artistry is matched by superb tailoring skill that gives you single needle sleeving as tcell as all the admirable qualities of a man's fine shirt. Sizes 12-18 6.95 Remember ... you don't need cash at Coulter's . . . Just sav, "IIAXDI-t I CHARGE it please!" r it far COULTERS 183 EAST FRONT STREET PLAINFIELD Open Thursdays Till 9 P. M.' ested. He warned against the concentration of power in the executive department of government, declaring that the shift can be so gradual that the people lose their liberty before they realize it. Limitation Cited "Framers of the Constitution delegated dangerous powers to our government," the speaker said, "but by an ingenious and novel arrangement, the use of that power by the government is controlled by 'We, the people'." Judges, like members of Congress and the President mav he impeached, Mr. Stringfellow pointed out. "'We, the people' can override their decisions by amend ing the Constitution." he added. He gave several examples in which he said the executive branch, in recent years, had attempted to usurp the legislative and judicial functions of govern ment. Referring to the United Nations Charter, the speaker said that the eight remaining members, after the death of Justice Jackson, were evenly divided on the opinion "that the United Nations Charter is superior to-our Constitution." He said the question now is whether the newly appointed ninth member Justice John Marshall Harlan will sustain the Constitution or vote in favor of the United Nations Charter. Not Automatic "In recent years," Mr. Stringfellow declared, "the Executive Department has circumvented the Constitution by calling treaties 'agreements.' " He urged support of the Bricker amendent to prevent any president from circumventing the Constitution. In closing his talk on "How Tyranny Is Born," the speaker said: "The safeguards to our liberty are in our Constitution. They i are good, but they are not auto-' matic. We must be vigilant in the preservation of our liberties, if we are to continue to enjoy them." Additional Space For Parking Seen Westfield How does it feel to be the prospective part owners of two railroad stations and an express office building? Well, the citizens here are not quite certain. But the question of whether Town Council should purchase the buildings from the Central Railroad of New Jersey will be good conversation fodder for commuters as well as a topic at the dinner table until Apr. 11 when second and final reading of an ordinance will determine whether it is to be Would Buy Railroad Property This unusual situation of a municipality buying its own rail road station was proposed Mon day. evening when Town Council introduced the ordinance calling for the spending of $64,344 for five tracts of railroad owned land and the buildings. One of the main purposes in volved is the obtaining of more land to provide more parking space for automobiles of com muters and local citizens, says Mayor H. Emerson Thomas. "And the chance of getting charged in using the parking spaces, too," remarked one com muter of Railroad Ave. last night. His opinion was one of several registered by citizens when contacted by a reporter of this newspaper. Objects to Meters This gentleman, who has been parking his auto in the present municipal parking lot in South Ave., like many others, said he would object if Council or the town's traffic and parking committee agreed to put parking meters in the present lot and the proposed new locations. But, on the other hand, Ralph W. Atkinson of 206 Watchung Fork, an electrical engineer, says he has a "favorable impression" of the matter. "If Council favors the idea," he said, "then I know Council has investigated the matter. I have confidence in our Council." And Mrs. Raymond Davis of 718 Glen Ave., a housewife, said the idea is "wonderful" and a "good thing" since it would improve the area. Another resident said she didn't care what Council does since she's moving from the town. Other citizens, who begged off for the "non-opinion department," said they hadn't heard about the deal and wouldn't care to comment at this time. Housewife Approves "Even if Council spent $164,- 000 for the property, I would approve the idea," a Scotch Plains Ave. housewife declared., "It's going to give the town a little more prestige," she said. Freeholder Charles P. Bailey, former mayor, said the idea to obtain the property actually was born in June, 1953, and dis-i cussed again in June, 1954, with railroad officials. "I'm all for it since it's good business," Freeholder Bailey remarked. He said one possible "rhubarb" might result from the deal. "Outside citizens, especially those in Mountainside, Fanwood, Scotch Plains and even Plain-field, he said, "may drive to Westfield to park before commuting to their place of employment by train. This might make the citizens here a little angry, Mayor Thomas, however, thinks differently. He feels that some non-local people would use the lots but not enough to cause too much annoyance. "I feel that we are taking a big step forward in long-range planning," Mayor Thomas said. "This project will give local com muters and other citizens a chance to find parking spaces without too much difficulty. It also would relieve traffic prob lems in Summit Ave., Boulevard and Temple PL House owners there have a hard time in park ing their own cars since these locations are always filled with automobiles during the day and early evening." Railroad officials, in . brief statements,' said the transaction would be the first of its kind inso far as passenger train stations are concerned. They admitted that perhaps some freight stations might have been sold in past years. Conferences Planned Talks between the railroad and town officials will be arranged in the near future to iron out the working agreement. It is ex pected the railroad will insist that the land will not be used for a competing business. Mayor Thomas said all available usable land would be processed for parking only, thus eliminating the idea that perhaps a business organization might move into the land. I He said the purchase plan is wise in a second way. That being if the railroad should discontinue service at the location, the land and buildings might get into the hands of undesirable business dwellings, thus giving Council and the town "problems." In the tentative agreement the railroad would continue to maintain the buildings and have ingress rights. The westbound Station 'is the older of the two stations, having been built in 1892. The east- L iS 1 1 f 'r' , 'J V -jtSm WANT TO BUY A RAILROAD STATION Above is the eastbound railroad station now owned by the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Come Apr. 11, if Westfield citizens approve an 1 . Photo by Richard C. Game ordinance, this and the westbound station,' plus an express office, would become town property. The purchase price of $64,344 also includes five tracts of land which would be used for more parking facilities. : : :r"wwwwmw.v.v.',woKi UP FOR SALE This is Westfield's westbound station of the Central Railroad of New Jersey which would be purchased by Westfield's Town Council if citizens there approve a $64,344 pur- Photo by Richard C. Gains chase price for both east and westbound stations, an express office and five tracts of land totalling more than 130,000 square feet. West-field's citizens will be asked to approve the proposal Apr. 11, the date for a public hearing. . Reds to Return Art Moscow CP) The Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union announced today it has decided to ; return Rafael's Sistine Madonna and 749 other art masterpieces to the Dresden (Germany) Museum. The paintings were brought to Moscow by Russian troops at the end of the war and have been here ever since. Wrought Iron Railing $3.50 Running Foot INSTALLATION INCLUDES IRON' BRONZE BAILINGS BRACKETS FTJRNITtTRE PL 7-0920 J. A. KItUTZ, JR. BO-WAX OVEBBLEAO TTPB Garage Doors Xadlo Beam Eleotrlo Operators J. W. SIIUSTEI1 PLFD. 6-8541 HOWE MANTJTACTTTRING CO. bound - station was constructed in 1913. Mayor Thomas said the appropriation would be divided into two categories, $52,000 coming from bond anticipation notes' not to exceed 6 per cent interest and the remaining $13,000 taken from capital improvement funds. The entire transaction will be carried out at no cost to taxpayers. There was only one bitter note in last nights survey. One Summit Ave. resident was "amazed" at the idea. "Good grief," he said. "The next thing you know those politicians will want to buy the railroad." ROOFING SIDING GENERAL CONTRACTOR John T. Deering Co. PL 6-4418 - DU 2-6395 Call Any Tim, Day or Night AMERICAN SHADE & AWNING CO. 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