Tag: C. Fred Westin
In 1936, the Mendham-Chester Tribune announced that the paper’s editor and publisher, C. Fred Westin, married Miss Flora Harris, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Raymond V. Harris of East Savannah, Georgia. The marriage took place at Christ Church in Savannah, and the reception was held at DeSoto Hotel. The bride and groom each had six attendants. The couple honeymooned in Nassau and later took up residence in Mendham, on Hilltop, directly opposite Mendham School.
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.