The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey on January 14, 1960 · Page 11
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The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey · Page 11

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Thursday, January 14, 1960
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11 THE COURIER-NEWS Plainfield N tp;iffii!Eicm Thursday, January 14, 1960 Full Time Prosecutor Proposal Hit Elizabeth Democratic Prose cutor H. Douglas Stine took issue today with Governor Meyner s suggestion that the part time county prosecutorship be con verted to a full time post. In" his annual message Tues day, Meyner called for an upgrading of the prosecutorship. He equaled it with a judgesnip Stine who makes $10,000 a year in his post which carries a five-year term called the Meyner proposal "impractical." "Let's face it," Stine said, "this job is still a political plum although it is gradually assuming a quasi-judicial status." Stine said that, since most prosecutors were practicing attorneys it would be impractical for them to give up their law businesses to devote full time to the county post. "Tjiere is no guarantee of reappointment here," Stine said, "and if a fellow stayed away from , his law office for five years he'd have a tough time getting started again." Stine said he felt the stature of the prosecutorship should be enhanced by raising the salary of the post. The County Prosecutors Association had asked for ah "increase to $16,000, Stine said. Stine said that the prosecutor's salary was fixed by law and that it had remained close to the "present Jevel for the past "quarter of a century." There have been suggestions that the prosecutor's post be converted to a tenure job. Stine said, "the Legislature would never support this. They want this to remain a political plum." Stine said the matter undoubtedly would be discussed tomorrow and Saturday at the annual convention of the Prosecutors Association of New Jersey in Atlantic City. Board Policy Held Needed Scotch Plains The three candidates for the Board of Education, sponsored by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Association for Good Schools, spoke in the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Cunningham, 2221 Paff PI., last night. William A. Waskow Jr. told the group the school board should be a policy-making board whose chief concern is the need of the school district. He said the seven months delay in making a decision on the location of the new elementary school in Westfield Rd. would result in a cost of more than $600,000 for construction. He said the original estimate was $535,000. John J. Sinsheimer defined the present issue between the three association-sponsored candidates and their opponents as "a question of good management and administrative practices versus bad ones." He criticized the opponents for working to defeat the school building referendums and budgets, appointing unqualified and inexperienced administrators and delaying an authorized school building program. John E. Runnells Jr. charged that interference of board members in administrative matters had caused well qualified employes to leave the- school system. The three candidates said they would not run for election to the school board again unless they were nominated by the newly-formed Joint Civic Committee. Fund Future To Be Topic Scotch Plains The future of the Community Fund will be the subject of a public meeting at 8:15 p.m. next Thursday in the high school auditorium. The turnout at the meeting and the response to it will be major factors in determining whether the fund is dropped or continued, officials said. Lack of public support in recent years, fund leaders say, has meant insufficient collections to support the increasing activities of - the member agencies. Alternatives to continue the fund in its present form would include six individual drives, formation of a United Fund, merger with the United Fund of the Plainfield Area or hiring professional campaigners for one year. Man Burned in Sleep Scotch Plains Frank Hogan, 55, of 2382 Walheim Ave., was treated for second degree burns suffered when he fell asleep in a chair wrhile smoking a cigaret last night in his home. Patrolman John Andrusky reported the man was taken to the doctor's office by the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad. There was no fire damage to the home Car Damages Fence Scotch Plains A fence at the home of Leon Hirsch, 549 Jerusalem Rd., was damaged yesterday at 7:50 p.m. when a car operated by Doris Botwinick,, 32, of 419 Sanford Ave.. West-field, skiddec on ice and went onto the lawn. The right side of the car was damaged. Patrolman John Andrusky investigated: The Alpine willow, which does not exceed six inches in height, is the smallest tree in the United States. You Are Cordially Invited To Attend A Grand Opening ... As Exciting As A Broadway First Nighter! For the past 72 years we have earned a reputation for furnishing New Jersey's finest homes. 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