Philadelphia Inquirer – January 1, 1918
There were a number of changes in Camden’s Police Department yesterday by Mayor Ellis. He appointed Sergeant John Golden successor to Captain Hugh Poyle[sic], recently placed on the pension list. Patrolman Howard Smith was made a city detective, and Hall Officer James Clay was made a hall sergeant. Motorcycle Policemen Jefferson Kay and Charles Laib were appointed traffic sergeants, while Patrolmen Edmund Pike and Albert Cornog were made traffic policemen. Patrolman Robert Abbott was appointed a sergeant. Mayor Ellis has received the resignations of G.M. Beringer and Myers[sic]Baker as members of the City Plan Commission, the first getting out because of pressing business and the other because of going to Camp Dix.