F. C. Locke of Brookfield testified in injunction against rendering plant


Publication: The New Brunswick Times

New Brunswick, NJ, United States
p. 5, col. 5



TRENTON, Feb. 16 At a hearing conducted yesterday before Vice Chancellor Backes an injunction was issued restraining James S. Robeson from operating his factory at South River. Complaint was made that noxious odors emanated from the Robeson plant and suit to bring about abatement of the nuisance was recently instituted by Fred Quad, president of the South River Board of Health.

The complainant was represented by George L. Burton, while Nelson B. Gaskill, former assistant attorney general, appeared for the defendant.

Witnesses produced by Mr. Burton were Mayor John Fee, Eda Levy, Recorder John Van Norden, and F. C. Locke, superintendent of the Brookfield Glass Works.

The defendant represented that he is about to install some machinery that will do away with the offensive fumes and he will be allowed one test to demonstrate that this is accomplished when the machinery is installed, which will be in about a month. In the meantime he is restrained from operating the plant.

The Robeson factory is located on what is known as the back road to Old Bridge, which is a continuation of Whitehead avenue, South River. The building is owned by Marcus Wright.

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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 12, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;