FRIDAY. JANUARY 2B, 1923
Come and See
GOV.SOEliSTS HIGHWAY BOARD
See Itin the Course of Construction ' Look over the Workmanship Examine the Material
The First of Twenty
to be built at
(in the heart of Woodbridge) IS NOW NEARING COMPLETION f / It is located OH Lewis St. between Wt'dgewood and Woodbridge avenues.
It is 24x36 feet, 5 Rooms, Cellar andBath
. Sewer, Electricity and City Water PRICE COMPLETE on our "Pay-Like-Rent" Plan
Copy of floor plan and further particulars can be had at our Woodbridgu office. Phone 654. (, Representatives will be at the bungalow, on the property, on Saturday and Sunday, until 4 p. m.
You are invited to come and see this bungalow
11 Green St.
WOODBRIDGE, N. J. 654 Phone 654
GOOD PEOPLE TO DEAL
NO TRANSACTION IS CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL ENTIRE SATISFACTION HAS BEEN GIVEN
SEWAREN, N. J. Phone 250 Woodbridge
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WESTINGHOUSE satisfied and guaranteed SERVICE for you at all times A phone call will bring you a Westinghouse Battery, anyvphere
,4 3F,. nr nearly 2f> per cent, is ton ' Imrh tribute to pay t/i thonft who pnrIclimlc In thefle enntrnrtfl. Loates Staggering, M« S»V« "I.ct me giK> you » concT»ti> Illnn(rntlim. The rofld from New Hnins,vIck tn H«tuchen van built nndor :k>sp<l specifications. A patent paveReads Message Demanding Law ment wa«< sppclliPd. Contractors cnnlrt not build on anything else. Providing Three Instead of There were In the road 82,666 square yarda. The cost, then, at |1 n yard Eight Commissioners. exicHfi, was $82,506 more than It should hare been- $R2.f)6<> more thnn It WASTE STAGGERING, HE SAYS hadwould have bepn If sheet nuphiilt been specified. "We are now about to upend 140,L o n on •*O,OO0,0M R«a<U 000,000 through a bond issue. The Plnnncd by t h * 8Ut» at M,000,000— figures given to ma by competent englnepi's, tfiOrnugtilyTainlliar with this Want* PrUon Labor Used—Critkind of work, are daggering nut truo. Tnoy »ay that upon the expenditure icize* Cement Combination. of $40,000,000 there will be paid $«,. 000,000 In excess If patent paving la used under cloned specifications. In PRINCIPAL TOINTS many cases It would be money used IN SILZER MES8AOE to corrupt public officials and to enTO N. J. LEGISLATURE courage further road.building of this character. The following highlights of Gov"I would therefore recommend that laws be passed at once to provide for ernor SIlzur'H Highway i3of»rd open specification)! In the broadest ouster meBflftRe: possible fashion, so as to prevent a 1. Silmmnry removal of the rcpetltnn of theae abuses. Thoro present HpM-m nti rmrnnladlon, should be no difficulty In doing this. 2. RoQUORted legislation for a We Bhould repeal our county reimnew three-man board, bursement acts, which permit the 3. New body lo be given the county Boards of Freeholders to wldoBt possible powers. share In this practice. Let us place i. All(!g.->9 patent-paving men the full responsibility for spending get S5 cents too much for each StAte funds upon the State Highway yard laid. Commission, for the State must see 6. Demand for an open specifithat Its money la properly spent. cation bidding law, "Another Important matter that 6. Re-enactment of Seven-Sismust have attention U the cost ot ceters law, to prosecute oement men. mont. This is now sold for $2 a bar7. The founding ot a Staterel, wholesale. In 1914 it cost 60 owned cement Industry, with cents a barrel. It Is a matter of comprison labor. .. mon knowledge that there 1B a com8. Intimation of no new roads bination among cement manufacturuntil material prlcns are lowered. ers for the purpose of controlling prices and that they succeed In doing Trenton.—Appearing In person be- so. I am told that out of excessive fore a Joint session of the legisla- profits made In this way a large ture Governor George S. Sllier an- 'slush' fund k provided with which to, nounced that he had removed the fight every wtort to break up these members of the State Highway Com- practices* mission. Tb.e announcement was con- "This combination has been Indicttained ID a long meBsage on the whole ed In the United States courts in the Question of Rood roads. It was the State of New York and a trial was first time in New Jersey's history that held in which the jury disagreed. an eiecutlve had personally read his "1 am reliably Informed that the message. Government's side of the case was In making known that he had badly presented, and that it an honousted, the board of eight members est, vigorous effort were made to se"In the public interest*" Governor cure conviction there would readily Btlttor saw tlmt Htthou«%|bla action •be a vordlov of.Kullty |>nd a breaking leaves the state without a highway up of this combination." commission he would not now fill the The Governor recommended a new vacancies. In removing the commls-. law defining unlawful combinations: slon, he added, I do not cast any re- that the Attorney General of tha flection upon the members. He re- United States be asked to bring on at ferred to the recommendation in his an early date the retrial of those who Inaugtfrat address that Trfcoanl of WBTB' Indicted in the cement busithree members be Bet up and reiter- ness; and that the Attorney General ated this suggestion. be requested to prosecute with vlger In a conference with the Republi- and effect the suit started some time can majority senators after an ad- ago In the Federal courts to restrain dress the governor received assur- tfrls unlawful combination, He also ance that the plan for a. three-man asked t o t * law giving to the State board would be supported If he Highway (Commission "power to acshowed the majority senators a list quire by purchase or otherwise out of ot his proposed appointeeB and chose road funds V plant or plants for the manufacture\>t cement." them geographically, "By making the membership JJjigej" GfiYerilflr.., SlUtu: LeUuvoj a .graai said the governor'in tits ,address to saving would result from the use ot the joint session, "the board will tako prison labof. "I would therefore reca broad«r vhsw of the proWem and ommend that legislation be enacted will not be subject to local Influences. which will permit this action to be It will also be possible to put respon- taken/' he added. ^-"--i/P asked for sibility directly upon these men, instead of BO dividing It." of Investlgat "As with eo many of our public Surprised at Governor's A affairs," said Mr. Silzer, "we have drifted in the matter of roa.^ • v " Highway Commissioner Georgi < atruction expenfflturej,f> I*"' f011' dock said he was surprised at the our program, we » Expanding ernor's action In removing the boa11 i n ' p r o t e c t i n g . : - ^ e not kept pace that he felt the action carried out Even a me**- P u b U c expenditures. recommendations of the Good Road faceiV ' e s c r a t c h ' n K ° ' the sur- Association and he would stand by his discloses the tact that our funds record on the commission insofar as arP f j used extravagantly, and that the Governor's charges of alleged unthere Is corruption and a great deal wise expenditures of highway money of waBte. The principal elements en- was concerned. tering into the problem are cement, Other members of the commission asphalt and labor. are: Chairman, George L, Burton, Criticize* "Patent" Paving South River; A. S. I* Doughty, Mount "The great abuBe has been In the Holly; Col. Walter F. Whittemore, use of so-called 'patent' j paving. I Sussex; Charles F. Seabrook, Bridgeam told that the original patent, if ton; B. F.Farrier, Jersey City; Thomas It ever was worth anything, has ex- E. Collins, Elisabeth, and Charles V. pired, and that later claim* have lit- Duffy, TPaterson. tle or no vatue, and that the type of History of Silzer Aet pavement is no better and no wors« The State Highway Commission than others of similar character easi- was the principal target of attack on ly obtained. the Democrats by William N. Run"The evils have grown out ot the yolS Republican gubernatorial canuse of closed specifications; that is, didate, In the recent election. specifications In which only 'patent' Mr. Runyon charged the commispavement may be used. The method sion with laxity, with favoritism and enables the favored contractor to get reviewed various phases ot the work the contract at an excessive price. ot the body. He favored the $40, "To Illustrate, where a patent pave- 000,000 road bond Issue, which was ment la called for, the price of sush carried on referendum at the patent surfacing would be |2.35 a tlon. Governor Sllier, during the square yard, while that of other sheet campaign, opposed the bond Issue asphalt ot just as good quality would plan, holding the mill tax system of be II.EO, making a difference In cost collection would not furnish all the of 86 cents a square yard. necosBary money, and that the tax"In addition to thin, the patent sur- payers would ultimately be called on facing would he two Inches deep, to furnlah additional funds. while the other asphalt surfacing Mr. Silzer said he was not holding woutd be three Inches, giving 60 per a brief for the highway commission cent more material for the surface of and that If elected be would make an the road at a lean coft. Considering Investigation that would spare no one the difference In price and In ma- and hide nothing. terial, there 1B a distinct loss of | 1 Shortly after his election, while a per Btinarc yard in xtrat. WhdH w * Jtteit and speaker u t t h s first annual have clearly in mind that the taxpay- banquet ot the Qood Roads' Associaers; are losing $1 on each square yard tion here, Governor Stlzer told the of road, we can see that something members be realized the organization muBt be done, at once. Sfti. JiMk o! the bond Issue project; "My tntomntton la that during the held that tha motives of those Interlast. year.. JBataat Bavin* surfacea. ested had li«en questioned, and then amonntlng to 1,000,000 yard* were suggested tlmt as an evidence of good laid on State roads or roads receiving talth, thu organization make known State aid. where It got the money tor (he cam"I belleva that most taxpayers will paign, who oc-Dtributod it and huw be surprised to learn that fn the It was^pmit. building ot a road having a six-inch He asked the association to show concrete base It costs about | 2 to Its good faith by aiding htm In every lay that six Inches of concrete and way, and u>ld his hearers he was $2.36 to lay two Inches ot surfacing, open at any time to suggestions. 1'bU the two Inches ot patent surfacing body urgad it three-man pammlssloa, costing 35 cents more than six inches and the govurnor said he would not O concrete.. Ot course, $1 of the lat- convict anyone unheard, but would f ter should never have been paid. take necessary action when his inves"One dollar excess on a cost of tigations were completed.
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