This Day in History: June 19th, 1911

This Day in History: June 19th, 1911


Chester Okerson Made a Flying Trip to Newark for Russell Card Co.-Mr. Russell Made the Best Guess of His Time -Gone 1 Hour and 55 Minutes.

MILLTOWN, June 19. Chester Okerson, receiving and shipping clerk for the Willis W. Russell Card Company, recently purchased an Indian motorcycle. He makes frequent trips via Pennsylvania Railroad to Newark for the purpose of purchasing internal revenue stamps for the Russell cards. On Friday he decided to use his motorcycle.

He left the National Bank of New Jersey with a certified check at 9.10 a. m. for the internal revenue office on Broad street, Newark.

After he had left the card plant here, and without his knowledge, a pool, guessing the time of his return, was made by the managers of the concern, as follows:

Willis W. Russell, 11.55 a. m.; John W. Dickinson, 11.53 a. m.; Charles Durham, 11.45 a. m. Mr. Okerson arrived at Milltown at 12.05, and would have made Mr. Russell’s time had not the draw on the Albany street bridge been open. Mr. Russell won, and Mr. Okerson beat the Pennsy by one hour and a half.

The North Brunswick “school day” was held at Parson’s Grove on Saturday afternoon.

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