The Central New Jersey Home News from New Brunswick, New Jersey on May 29, 1956 · 22
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Tuesday, May 29, 1956
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THE DAILY HOME NEWS. NEW BRUNSWICK. N. J, TUESDAY. MAY 29, 1936. Want Ad" service . . . KI. 54000 HOUSING SCEfiE; ! Building Boom Is Controlled In Metuchen EDITOR'S NOTE: This it tht third in a series of stories con coming the construction of new homes in the twin-county area. METUCHEN Almost every vacant lot in the 2.8 square mile area of the borough of Metuchen is now occupied by residents. The growing pains of housing developments have been felt by the borough but to a much lesser degree than its neighboring communities. Reason for this is that the growth area of Metuchen was small to start with, and the type of development that did take place in the borough was for higher priced homes. Where developments in a neighboring township may run to 500 or 1,000 homes, those in Metuchen will have approximately 80 homes to a building project. The first multiple-unit postwar building in Metuchen was Victory Court at the north end of Main Street. The homes were row type housing. I Needed by Veterans Permission was given to put up the homes because of the tremendous need for housing for veterans immediately after World War II. j But after that the borough's governing body gave no further permission for this type of construction. The next development in Metuchen was 20th Century Homes, constructed in 1946 at the end of Wood-bridge Avenue. "Metuchen was fortunate to have a reputable builder who developed this section," said Walter C. Let- son, secretary of the Planning Board and former borough coun cilman. "He put in curbs, gutters, streets, sewers and water. The only thing lacking was sidewalks. This was because the developer sought to maintain a rural atmosphere in that section." Next came a development on Prospect Street between Middlesex Avenue and High Street. Letson said that the type of house in this section was a competitive house, but the builder did not supply sew ers. As soon as the Planning Board had the authority, it refused to let that builder continue construction, as he was unable to put in sewers. To make certain that the building projects would not get out of hand the borough adopted a new 'zoning ordinance in 1952. In 1954 the land subdivision ordinance was passed. These two laws gave the Borough Council the final word on all new building. Thus with the Planning Board as advisor, the council has had complete control over all developments since then. : Under this control developments such as Clive Hills, North View, Acres, Beacon Hills, Nancy Village and Turner Village have been con-! structed. I The demand for housing in Metuchen has grown so that where the vacant land areas were too small for developments, individual homes have gone up. These are controlled by the land subdivision ordinance. - Duplexes Banned In 1948 the twin house, or duplex, was under construction all over the borouch. Some were built in resi dential sections that had only been occupied by one-family homes. The Borough Council put a stop to this practice by adopting a strict ordi nance in 1950 which forbade two- familv houses in one-family zones. In spite of the fact that there has been no who esa e influx of new residents as a result of developments, the population has almost doubled since 1940. In that fear the U. S. Census Bureau listed 6. 557 residents in Metuchen. By 1950 that number had crown to 9.858. But municipal officials estimate to day s population at approximately 12.000. The new residents who have moved in. dIus the rising birth rate have placed a severe burden on the schools. The Board of Education had anticipated this growth in school enrollment and thought it bad a means of comne with it, with out embarking on a tremendous school building program. The plan was to exclude all the pupils from outside communities who were en rolled in Metuchen schools. But the state Department of Education rejected that plan. There are approximately 300 tui tion students from outside com munities enrolled in Metuchen schools. At the end of March the Metuchen Board of Education turned rinwn a reauest by Edison Town ship to send 200 more Edison pupils to Metuchen schools. Current school enrollment is more than 3, COO nnnils. To relieve overcrowding in Metuchen High School, the voters last December approved a $1,930,000 hnnrt issue to finance the construe tion of a new high school. The new schooL schedule for completion in 1958. would house 835 students functionally." and 1,044 students ''maximally. AlOM FAILS DRIVER DURANGO. Colo. UV-That blood olcnhol test which indicated a high alcoholic content could have been all wrong, motorist J. M. Thayer nrpued in Police Court. A miner, he claimed he was ex- nnscd to atomic radiation in 1953, Its effects may have caused an in the alcohol reading, he said. Judge Erwin R. DeLuche wasn't convinced. The fine for drunk driving: 1142. '' kilws (C Closed Wed., Memorial Day-Shop Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9p.m. No Mail or Phone Orders Men's Short Sleeve SPORT SHIRTS Reg. 2.99-3.99 1.29 iS Under- j 4 j wear If 47 Sanforized, fine combed cotton. ' Assorted; plaids, sheers, fancies and solids. S-M-L-XL. Men's Hobby JEANS 2,59 Ideal for gardening, golfing, camping. Blue or charcoal. S-M-L-XL. Your choice of briefs, boxer shorts, athletic shirts and tee shirts. All sizes. lit. t Men's POLO SHIRTS Reg. 1.99 .... 99c Ass't stripes. Crew neck style. All first quality. Short sleeves. S-M-L. Boys' Short Sleeve SPORT SHIRTS Reg. 1.99 All sanforized cotton. Assorted checks, stripes and all over patterns. 6-16. BOYS' PLAY SHORTS Full boxer style with zipper fly. Assorted twills, denims and cottons. 6-12. Boys' Swim Trunks 1.09 Reg. 1.69 1.9S Boxer style. Assorted fancies S-M-L. Boys' Full Boxer CARGO PANTS ti J.. ... .!lt ..'.I. aiuray iwm - wun m p iumho Dockets. Tan.Ui mfl w black and grey. Sizes 6-12. 99 Boys' Hobby JEANS 1.69 Reg. 2.99 Sanforized. Elastic back, dak type front. Blue and charcoal 6-16. l.kk. .r, .... iL.m,1. , J UTILITY TABLE Reg. 4.99 .99 White enameled metal on easy-rolling casters. 3 shelves hold all your appliances and utensils. EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Just 1 Unpainted 9-Drawer Mr. and Mrs. Chest, (floor 1 Q QQ Just S Hollywood Aluminum Awnings, C 00 sample) reg-. 31.9$ Just 1 Unpainted 9-Drawer Upright Chest (floor 1 C QQ sample), reg. 23.9$.. I Oi33 Just 3 Patio Lamps, black wrought iron, ' 1 HH rea. 4.99 I - WW Just 10 Assorted Dolls, reg. 9.98 .. Just 1 Child's Dump 4 A Oft Truck, reg. 27.9$ ... I UeUU Famous Name Muslin Sheets, white only. Size 72x108. Slight irregs. Reg. 2.29 $1.$9 singly 3 99 2 00 reg. 14.9$ Just 12 Hassocks, round and square, reg. 7.98 .. Just 4 Wardrobe Suit C QQ Cases, reg. 14.98 wi33 Just 12 Wearever Aluminum Skillets, reg. 2.2$ Just 3 Doll Carriages, reg. 9.9$ ... 1-39 3.99 2 '"'3 21x34 Sculptured FRIEZE RUGS 99c" Reg. 1.98 Roller coated back. Good color assortment. All Steel COCKTAIL TABLES 1 cc Reg. 2.98 " WW All steel red top with white legs. Odora WARDROBES 5 99 Reg. 9.9$ Odoromatic closet with 2 lldine rod holds ud to 23 earmenu. Knotty pine nnun. Large 5-lb. Can oi PARA CRYSTALS Reg. 2.89 1 "25 Kills moths, moth eggs and larvae. A must for winter clothing storage. EASTERN ALL METAL TRAVERSE RODS For Draw Draperies Extends 28" to 48", QQ. rPff 1.49 OOW Extends 48" to 86", 1 QQ ree. 2.49 I "CO CAFE CURTAINS Assorted colors and OOn pr. UUV styles, reg. 1.99 .. Matching A&.P Valances, reg. 99c Ea. ttw Girls' Baby Doll PAJAMAS 2 for Q Cotton plisse prints. Sizes 3-6x and 8-14. BIRDSEYE DIAPERS Rea. 2.49 dox. .. 1-66 Size 27x27. Limit of 2 dozen to a customer. Ladies' Chino BERMUDA SHORTS Reg. 3.49 2 88 Khaki, black, turquoise or red. 10-18. Ladies' Broadcloth Cotton BLOUSES Reg. 2.98-3.98 1.77 All sanforized. Sleeveless styles. Solids, stripes and prints. 30-38. Fibreglass LAMP SHADES Reg. 2.98 1.49 19" 16" 14" -12" sizes. Red, green or white. CANNON TOWELS 27c Bath Size, if perfect, 59c Jumbo Bath Towels, CCm Reg. 1.39-1.59. Irregs. OUU Beach Towels, QQf Reg. 1.69 OOw Zipper ed Muslin MATTRESS COVERS If perfect 3.49 .. 1.77 Twin or full size. Bleached snowy white. Foam Rubber THROW PILLOWS Reg. 3.98 244 Zippered covers of washable textured cotton banjo. Assorted decorator colors. Men's Cotton HOSE 28c Assorted solids, fancies and argyles. Sizes 10-13. Infants' STROLLERS 5.88 Reg. 10.99 Gay candy stripe with canopy and detachable shopping Dag, NYLON HOSIERY Reg. to 1.6$ 44c Pr. Full fashioned. First quality. Assorted styles. Sizes 9-10H- KLEINERT'S SPECIALS Rubber Girdles, S-M-L 77c Dress Shields, A Prs. $4 Reg. S9e Pr. .... for I LADIES' DUSTERS & DAYTIME DRESSES Reg. 2.99 1-77 Assorted cotton prints. Misses' and half sizes. SECOND FLOOR Ladies' Genuine LEATHER WALLETS 49c plus Reg. 1.00 f WW tax Assorted colors and styles. Summer Ruffled PATCH QUILTS Rea. t.95 ... 5.49 For full and twin size beds. As sorted gay patterns. Nylon and Lucile HAIR BRUSHES 88c Values to 3.00 Nylon bristles set in lucite. Half round, professional and other styles. Girls' and Boys' BOXER SHORTS 2b"1. Solid color gabardines or pusses. Printed broadcloths. 3-6, Little Boys' CABANA SHIRTS 2 for 3. Printed cotton top with solid boxer pants. Brown, navy or cnarcoai. 3-6. y-r, Ladies' Bare Arm BLOUSES e Scoop necks Solid colors) plaids and stripes Sanforized washable Sizes 32-38. $ fit) ft id M Cotton Plisse .66 u Baby Doll Pajamas, w a It z length and shortie gowns. Solids and prints. 34-40. Street Floor Ladies' COTTON TWILL SHORTS Guaranteed C washable. Khaki, Black, Red or Navy. 10-18. Street Floor LADIES' Nylon Bouffant PETTICOATS 1.88 Reg. 2.99 3-tier nylon horsehair. White, pink or blue. S-M-L. Ladies' Imported STRAW BAGS Reg. 5.00 .. 2.88 tax Raffias and straws with gay floral decorations. GIRLS' SHORTS 88c Reg. 1.19 Twill or denim. Assorted solid colors. 7-14. Girls' Wi Shorts & Halter UM Sels Cotton pliMe erint dhalters wtth olid color aborti. Red. turquoiM or orange. 3-tt. Ladies' Wrap-Around Necklaces QQ p'us Reg. 2.00 tax White and pink. Lucite and pearl. Infants' Filled CRIB SHEETS If perfect 2.25 for $3 Cotton knit. White and pastels. Slight irregs. Bird Gage PLANTER 88c Handsome black wrought iron. Adds a decorator touch to any room. STREET FLOOR

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