HARRY W. BEACH was born on March 29, 1911 in Camden NJ, the son of Edward and Ella Beach. His father was a machinist. The Beach family lived at 921 St. John Street as early as the spring of 1910. At the time of the 1930 census, the family lived at 943 St. John Street in South Camden. The family included older brothers Raymond and Richard, as well as younger brother Paul, oldest brother Lester was no longer at home. Harry W. Beach was then working as an order clerk at the Armstrong Cork factory on Jefferson Street. The Beach family was still living on St. John Street as late as 1947.

Harry W. Beach was a frequent writer of letters to the editor of the Camden Courier-Post in the mid-1930s. He passed away in February of 1966.

Camden Courier-Post * February 17, 1936

Says Moullette Is Wrong Again

To the Editor: 

Sir- In answer to my good friend Clarence E. Moullette whose letter appeared in the Mail Bag January 30, May I ask you, Clarence, since when have the people chosen George Brunner to be the state leader from to Camden county -that is the Democratic leader?

You know as well as I that the county committeemen and women of the city, and I don't know how many from the county, voted for Brunner. You are wrong when you say the people had chosen Brunner.

The people won't be able to chose Brunner until 1937. I still say David Baird is laughing up his sleeve.

Don't try to kid me. Clarence, you know that there are two factions at the present time. The way you praise George Brunner, it's a wonder you don't take out petitions and run George Brunner for President of the United States.

How long have you been a Democrat, Clarence? Did Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., give you a job, Clarence? You know that Brunner and Hartmann are building up a political machine. Again you are wrong. I am not trying to lead the voters astray.

I do not know it all as you claim, but I have been fooled enough. I am not interested in running either with the Democratic or the Republican Party, I agree with your statement on having a Labor party. You say George Brunner knows that we are lacking a Labor Party. Well you are right, but I don't read where George Brunner has quit the Democratic Party to form a Labor Party.

I don't know who asked you to answer "Just Wondering," and "One Who Knows," but it appears to me that those two articles must have upset someone's apple cart, I hope that you are telling the truth when you say that it is a split that will heal to everyone's advantage,  


Camden Courier-Post - February 20, 1936

How Will Park Jobs Be Distributed

To the Editor:

Sir-I see, according to the Camden Courier, that 1100 men are to be hired to work on the beautification of the parks in the city and county. But how will this work be distributed?

There are a number of projects which have been completed.

I and there are a number of young men like myself who have been fortunate enough not to have to apply for relief. But still we are required to register for jobs which we never receive. I agree that married men n with families on relief should be 'e taken care of. But what about us young men who have to try and clothe ourselves? We cannot find work in the private industries. If you do not have a letter from some political leader, it is impossible to receive an interview in the employment office. Then you will hear some political leaders' speeches in the newspapers, telling how they may combat crime. I also admit that we have a certain element that will not work. But, my friends, what about young men like I myself who keep on the straight and narrow path, hoping to get work?

We have to keep right on dreaming about getting a job.

By keeping the youths off of the streets and keeping their minds occupied in some kind of a project that may benefit the city and county and at least give the youths some sort n of income, if it is only a few dollars a week.

943 St. John Street, Camden

Camden Courier-Post - February 20, 1936

Tribute to 'Uncle Ed'

To the Editor:

Sir-May I express my sympathy to the relatives of the late Edward J. Richardson, who was a former Democratic committeeman from the Sixth Ward. And in paying tribute to my good friend, Uncle Ed as I knew him, I must say that he will not be forgotten by his many friends in the Sixth Ward, both Republicans and Democrats. He was a true Organization Democrat and always held up the principles of the Democratic organization.

I know the memory of Uncle Ed will linger in the minds of his many friends, who worked side by side with him during- his election campaigns. His words still ring in my ears, "My boy, don't try to fight the Organization. If you do you can't win."

And in closing may I state, Edward J. Richardson was always loyal to the Democratic party, win or lose. 

943 St. John Street, Camden

Camden Courier-Post - February 20, 1936

Protests Loud-Speaker Advertising

To the Editor:

Sir-Being a constant shopper on Broadway, I don't understand why the City Commissioners don't pass a city ordinance prohibiting- the business establishment on Kaighn Avenue, in the 500 block, which has a radio on the outside continuously playing from 9 a. m. until 10 p. m. And also another business establishment, below Kaighn Avenue in the 1200 block on Broadway. There are two radios across the street. from each other that continue to play from morning- to night.

If these business establishments want to advertise, why don't they advertise in the Courier-Post Newspapers and receive results without annoying the shoppers on Broadway and Kaighn Avenue?

With the loud music from the radio, if there is sickness in the neighborhood, it does not mean a thing. They still continue to play those radios.

In Philadelphia, [there is] an ordinance that stops that kind of advertising.

If the City Commissioners would pass an ordinance in Camden, we would do away with a lot of unnecessary noises.

The only day we don't have that noise is on Sunday. I guess they would do it on Sunday if they were open for business.

943 St. John Street, Camden

Camden Courier-Post - July 4, 1941

Playground Planned

To the Editor:  

I am, happy to inform mothers and fathers of the Sixth Ward that Commissioner Mary W. Kobus has assured me a playground is being planned for children of this ward, realizing their danger playing in the streets. I wish to thank Mrs. Kobus for her interest and am sure my neighborhood does.

943 St. John Street, Camden

July 28, 1941

Harry Beach
St. John Street

Frederick von Nieda

Mary W. Kobus