Tag: A.L. Valter


This Week in Chester History…

In 1937, Mendham-Chester Tribune publisher C. Fred Westin wrote an editorial called “The Motorists’ Tax Bill.” In it, he said that New Jersey motorists paid an average gasoline tax bill of $33.60 in 1936, according to A.L. Valter, chairman of the Morris County Petroleum Industries Committee. Due to improved business conditions and more employment, gasoline consumption in the state increased about 10%. In 1936, the state gas tax was $0.03 per gallon.