UNITED COMMUNITY CORPORATION
Monday, May 3, 1965
‘The United Community Fund
45 Branford Place
Newark, New Jersey
ATTENDANCE: Francis S. Quillen, Irving Rosenberg, Timothy Still, Rabbi Jona-
than Prinz, Miss Hilda Hidalgo, Mrs. Ceil Arons, Peter V. R.
Schuyler, Jr., Rev. Mathew Pesaniello for Monsignor Dooling,
C. Willard Heckel, Cyril D. Tyson, Herbert Tate, Thomas Flagg for Mayor Addonizio,
Vice President Still presided until President Heckel arrived.
TREASURER' S Mr. Quillan reported that he had applied for $15,000 from
REPORT: the Federal Government to help us get underway and that this
$15,000 has been received.
MEETING PLACE Mr. Still announced that he had made arrangements at West
FOR ANNUAL Kinney Junior High School for the Annual Meeting on May 27
MEETING: at a cost of $62.10. The motion was properly made, seconded
and unanimously voted that we have the meeting at West Kinney
MINUTES: Dean Heckel had a copy of the minutes which he read. There
were several suggestions for corrections and it was agreed
that we would defer approving these minutes until they had
been corrected and each member of the Executive Comittee
had a copy.
DIRECTOR'S The Blazer Project will need some funds and the Finance
REPO! Committee has been alerted. It was announced that Francis
Quillan, Rabbi Prinz, Irving Rosenberg, Peter Schuyler and
Cyril Tyson will join with Dr. Reynolds for a brief meeting
on Friday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. to prepare for the full meeting of the Finance
Committee which will be held on Tuesday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m.. Both meetings
to be at the new U.C.C. office, 124 Branford Place, Newark.
A resolution setting up the Commission to study the Economic
Opportunity Act in New Jersey is attached to and becomes a part of the minutes
of this meeting.
There was considerable discussion with regard to this State
Investigating Committee. The discussion centered around whether it was more
it for the U.C.C. to volunteer quickly to appear before the Commission
or wait "antil we are called since the general impression was that it was purely
a political commission anyway. By common consent, it was agreed that we would
leave the action of the U.C.C. up to the discretion of President Heckel.
Educational Task Force - The Mount Carmel Guild, Children's
Service and Newark Pre-School Council is trying to work out a proposal for the
S.B.D.A. - It was agreed that the committee set up to
handle the small business development agency should continue and it appears
that the committee will set up its own corporation and house field staff in
each area board headquarters. It was moved and properly seconded and unani-
mously voted that this committee should continue working on the S.B.D.A.
The Governor's meeting on "Head Start" seemed to be effec-
tive. The Mayor's Coordinating Committee is working fine. We have applied
for $10,000 from the State Share Matching Funds for Operation "Head Start".
Mr. Tyson indicated that we might get another $40,000.
ANNUAL Rabbi Prinz outlined a program for procedure at the Annual
MEETING: Meeting which seemed sensible to the Executive Committee
but they referred it to the Board of Trustees.
PROGRAM Mrs. Arons reported that there would have to be a full
COMMITTEE: meeting of the Program Committee in June. It was agreed
that at the May 20 board meeting she should announce the
date for it.
Mr. Still announced that Mr. Brewn of the ise D.A, will stay,
on our Board of Trustees wnäowttlošend a proxy: to:thè May: 26 mec
Mr. Moore will stay on the Board of Trustees and Mr. Jim
Williams will resign fromthe Board of Trustees providéd-Mrs. Mary Smith could
be placed in his vacancy since she would atso represent the Tenants Assordation.
NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the United Community Corporation's Exe-
cutive Committee will be held at 124 Branford Place, Newark
on Monday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT : There being no further business to come before the meeting
it adjourned at 4:00 p.m..
Peter V. R. Schuyler, Jr.,
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
John C. Bullit, Director
Rabbi N. H. Krauss
Atlantic Human Resources, Inc.
Freeholder Bernice Alexander
Bergen Co. Department of Economic
Opportunity (Hackensack Day Care
Mr. Thomas Gramigna
Interim Chairman of Executive
Committee, Camden Council on
Mr. Robert E. Goldsby
Elizabeth Community Action for
Economic Opportunities, Inc.
Mr. Arthur Bray, Jr.
Essex Co. Youth & Economic
Mr. Arthur R. Sypek
Mercer Co. Comunity Action Council
Father Joseph Feulkner
Jersey City Community &
Neighborhood Develop. Organization
Mr. Joseph C. Irwin
Monmouth County Community Action
Mr. Willerd Heckel
Newark United Community, Inc.
Rev. David Erickson
Paterson Task Force for Community
Mr. Leon L. Levy
United Progress, Inc. (Trenton)
Mr. Milton Cowan
Middlesex County Economic
am enclosing a copy of the joint resolution establishing a comission
to investigate the anti-poverty program in New Jers
You may feel it desirable to prepare l pestinony for the comission relating
to your own program.
April 29, 1965
JOHN C. BULLITT
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 19
INTRODUCED APRIL 12, 1965
By Senators OZZARD, STAMLER, HUNT, FORSYTHE, WOOLFENDEN,
SARCONE, HILLERY, SANDMAN and DEAMER
creating a ission to study the program as
initiated in this State under the provisions of the Federal Economic
Opportunity Act of 1964 and to report to the Legislature thereon.
, The provisions of the Federal Economic Opportunity Act of
1964, more commonly referred to as the Federal Anti-Poverty Pro-
gram, requires appropriations of sums of money as matching funds
in order for the State to participate therein; and
WHEREAS, it is essential that the Legislature have a thorough under-
standing of the policies, practices and procedures applicable to
the administration of said program in this State and the commit-
ments and obligations required of the State in connection with
its p therein; now, ,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of New Jersey (the Gen-
thereof, no more than 2 of whom shall be of the same political party
and 3 to be appointed from the membership of the General Assembly by
the Speaker thereof, no more than 2 of whom shall be of the same poli-
6 tical party, who shall serve without compensation. Vacancies in the
7 membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the
8 original appointments were made.
1 2. The commission shall organize as soon as may be after the ap-
2pointment of its members and shall select a chairman from among its mem-
3 bers and a secretary who need not be a member of the comission.
1 3. It shall be the duty of said commission to make a study of the
2 program initiated in this State under the provisions of the Federal
3 Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, in all of its aspects, including em-
ployment policies and practices, salary rates and schedules, and the
over-all policies, practices and procedures applicable to the adminis-
tration of said program in the State and the commitments or other obli-
gations required of the State in connection with its participation
EWE RE VOID.
municipal department, board, bureau, commission or agency as it may
require and as may be available to it for said purpose, and to employ
such expert, stenographic and clerical assistants and incur such tra-
6 veling and other miscellaneous expenses as it may deem necessary, in
7 order to perform its duties, and as may be within the limits of funds
8 appropriated or otherwise made available to it for said purposes.
1 5. The comission may meet and hold hearings at such place or
2 places as it shall designate during the sessions or recesses of the
3 legislature and shall possess the power to sumon or subpoena witnesses,
i, compel their attendance and initiate contempt proceedings pursuant to
5 the provisions of chapter 13 of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes and
shall possess all the powers of special legislative committees as set
7 forth in said chapter 13 of Title 52.
1 . The commission shall report its findings and recommendations to
2 the Legislature as soon as practicable.