Camden Courier-Post – June 9, 1933
250 Guests Attend Affair And Speakers Laud His Service
WIFE PAID TRIBUTE IN SECOND FETE
Date Marks Twentieth Anniversary of Wedding Of Popular Couple
Leading real estate brokers and notables in other callings paid high tribute last night to Edward J. Borden in honor of his election as president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.
Before 250 guests at a testimonial dinner in the. Camden Club, 315 Cooper Street, Borden was presented a briefcase by C. Armel Nutter on behalf of the Camden County Real Estate Board, which Borden served three terms as president. The Chamber of Commerce, through Carl R. Evered, gave him a RCA-Victor auto radio.
The occasion also marked Borden‘s twentieth wedding anniversary. Since the dinner to him was a stag party, Mrs. Borden was given a similar dinner at the same time at the home of Mrs. William A. Eppright, 223 Seventh Avenue, Haddon Heights. Eppright was chairman of the dinner committee.
“We need more men like Ed Borden in the world today,” Vincent P. Bradley, of Trenton, whom Borden succeeds as president of the commission, said in the principal speech. The depression is weeding out the children of pampered upbringing and real men are coming to the front. Ed Borden came from a lowly beginning. His parents were poor and his education was limited. He has served in the navy, and he knows the trials of the lowly real estate broker, and is therefore aptly fitted to administer justice as president of the Real Estate Commission.”
“No man in South Jersey,” said Carleton J. Adams, vice president of the New Jersey Real Estate Board, “is doing more for our profession than Ed Borden.”
Public Service Cited
William S. Abbott, president of the Camden County Real Estate Board, told of Borden‘s achievements as his predecessor, which included inauguration of “vandalism signs,” offering reward for arrest and convictions of persons damaging vacant property. He praised Borden also as one of the first advocates of a state income tax.
Among others at the speakers’ table were David Baird, Jr., Sheriff George N. Wimer, Police Judge Garfield Pancoast, assemblyman Frank M. Travaline Jr., Mayor Harry L. Maloney, of Bellmawr; Dr. Leon N. Neulen, superintendent of schools; Samuel E. Fulton, president of the Board of Education; Samuel P. Orlando, former assistant prosecutor; Commissioner Frank B. Hanna, Wayland P. Cramer, county director of the Emergency Relief Administration, and Leon E. Todd. George B. Robeson was toastmaster. Rev. James P. O’Sullivan, assistant rector of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, delivered the invocation.