Robert B. Meyner

Fidel Castro visits New Jersey Governor Robert Meyner and his wife at the Governor's Mansion in Princeton, April 21, 1959.

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Meyner, Governor of New Jersey, answers questions.

Marvin Sleeper moderates.

Panelists: Ken Simmoninger, Jim Farrell, Bob Fisher, Bob Feinberg


The top Democratic candidate for President currently seems to be Adlai Stevenson. Indictments in Bergen County. Local governments' refusal to enforce certain statutes. State government can't go around and make sure all county governments are enforcing laws properly. Inherited prosecutors.

Regulation of work on piers. Longshoreman is an honorable man; he'd like to get as much of the money back as he deserves for working on the pier.

Suggestions for public transportation in the Jersey Meadows.

Avoidance of sales and income taxes. Highway income. Adoption of Federal program to receive Federal Aid.

State funding for education has doubled.

Business of seeking peace in the world is the responsibility of all people, not just the President.

New Jersey doesn't fare well on Federal aid programs. Poultry farmers had a bad year last year. The markets come back on their own, and they're doing better now. A grain support program doesn't help New Jersey.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

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