e meeting of the Business § Industrial Goorn inatia Council Peary ss 1970 vail Hall, New Jersey Bell Telephone Co


Mr. William L, Hoffman - BICC Co-Chairman Ruth Niue ~ BICC Co-Chairman


Joy’ Casey George Wibecan Bette Davis Earl Williams M.B. Wilcox

Alexander Mar! ae h iztiek ‘ethos S.


Crosby Jom We Bissell Diane Hawk

Matthew €. Carter

Theodore Willians, Sr, Robert Neff

Rev. Joseph A. Stulb

Marilyn Campbell

R.T. McKigney

Barbara Parker

Chester Clifford Naliese Carter

April 6, 1970

held on Monday, Broad St., Newark, N.J.

Fidelity Union Trust Company Greater Newark Urban Coalition

ki Administration Veterans Administration Veterans Administration Mutual Benefit Life Essex Welfare Board


ge of Medicine § Dentistry Newark Public Library

Hahne any

Mt. Carmel Guild


New Jersey State Employment Service BICC

Newark State College Newark City Welfare Observer

National Alliance of Businessmen HAR,P.T. Westi:

Department of Defense Western Electric - Newark Presbyterian Community Center- U.S. Veterians Administration

Assistant U.S. Attorney

Meadowview State

General Electric

Newark Teachers Association ‘trum, Company

Barringer High School

Rahway Senior High

Newark Housing L.W. Voters


N.J. ipilese of Medicine § Dentistry Rutger

Public Service Electric: & Gas

Urban Le:

N.J. Bell Telephone Company

N.J. Bell Telephone Company peberere ya

Noe Beil Fekephone Company Bambergers rer)

Newark Skills Center Observer

BICC GENERAL MEETING APRIL 1970 MINUTES Meeting convened at 6-15p.m. by Co-Chairman, tr. 'HIliam Hoffmann with self-

tion from BICC, and his new position of Executive Director of:the Better

introduction of all present. fir. Hoffmann commented on "r, Ruffs resiqna- e

Business Sureau. ‘Ir. Hoffmann introduced sne: fiss Barbara Cosby, a _ counselor in.the Urban University Deoartment in Rutaers-‘avark.


casey: List sprina the Urban University Department took over m bul idan Re and set up an open enrollment plan. The U.U.

desioned to help disadvantaged students- into and throuah college by SATTA

comteding and moral support. Some of these students have very Teutlny home e pi

lems which can and do hinder their every effort to better themselves

The program admitted 359 students orioinally, of the 360, 320 attended classes, 49 dropned out all tonether, there is now 289 students 1 STE Some the requirements for entarina the prooran vere, be a araduate of

ol, be a levark resident, fall below M1 students lation to fund the program. Se far the 2nd semesta hasn't been paid for and the students know it and are becoming disillusioned. The Board committed them- selès to $750,990 for the first semesta, and $1,000 to support the program. For'the last month the students have been in a turmoil because they don't know vhether the proaram will continue. And while we are in the process of telling these, students change your T1fe style. deal with reality more consistantly, they see a dream that micht not come true, and they become more couraged. Yesterdays debt fos net peen paid, but È have been fold the niyer- sity vill support this narticular aroun of students all the way through. the meantime. the insecurities have taken their tol

How many individuals entered into the program? How many remain at present?


HISS casar;


Me approved for admittance 360. The number enrolled is 289.

Nut of the 289, how many are on warninas?

Hiss COSBY: “Very fev. The warnings we send out are from one course only. NUESTION: Is this program restricted to ‘levark residents only?

nss Y” COSBY: Yes.

QUESTION: Do you-have to deal with druq problems? ASS COSBY: In almost every school there is a drua problem. âs a counselor I try to deal with all neads, 'e can use the resources of the ‘lew Well if it becomes necassary. *IQUESTION: thile they are restructuring Rutgers are they going to allow any more students into the proaram?

At this point wo haven't been siven the go ahead for new students.

In your caseload, how many counselors do you have for 280 students? MISS COSBY: Ye have six. f!

QUESTIO:!: I don't see hoy youngsters with home problems can continue in the f program; Why don't you except kids without problems?


COSBY: There is always someone else better off. We accepted students who ware ‘lewark arads, and ‘'evark residents who wouldn't have made it in any other program.

ai e financial incons bracket ar $10,000, hooks and tutoring free. The University asked the State Legis-


BARBARA COSBY: Yes. One student I know is carrying 16 hours now, and doing very od. He has no outside problems, his mother is supporting him. He fas no money and can't afford to work, but he is doing good inspite of that. We also have a 40 year old grandfather, who is doing good, and he has 7 children to support which is a real irk OQ

Are there some who are makina it very woll?

QUESTION: Can you speculate as to what % will carry a full load by next senesta? ;

MISS COSBY: OF the 320, 125 moved fron U.U.D; ‘english to english 101 the second semesta. 80 mov m U.U.D. biology to regular biology. If we keep up this pace all put a teu ii be carrying 12 hours by Septer The others will have to be held on to tichtly to keep them from being discouraged and dropping out. The conscientious ones can move to a full 12 hour load.

Mr. Hoffmann introduced quest speaker Johi“ Bissell, Assistant U.S. Attorney from Ir. Lacy's office

BISSELL: It is a privilege to be afforded this opportunity to address you. fe isinessmen, employers, and employees we face a serious and a

challenge of organized crime because of Its intrusion into the world of legiti- mate business and labor movement. I will give you sone of the recommendations that Tir. Lacy made to the ‘I.J. Legistature, at state level to help counteract this intrusion of organized crime in business and labor fields.

Hin Lacy’ sald mhen fe took the oath of office that state and local levels for law enforcement must succeed or we all will fail, and that state and local

The Federal Government should provide leadership in certain limited areas and operate massively. In its 1968 session, Legislation established state wide grand jury, state commission of investigations, and the crime law division commission. It inacted legislature concerning witness immunity, wire-tapping Toan sharking, electronic surveillance, and use of credit cards. Hid January

of this past year we released legislative recommendations designed to-curve

the poner and influence of organized crime in ‘lew Jersey.

I would like to discuss with you some recormendations pertinent to you as businessmen, employers and employees. It is apparent that organized criminal elements are entrenching themselves in the labor management fields, to secure gains for themselves at the expense of the employer, employee and the public. They infiltrate the organizations unions, welfare & pension funds. They hire out as bogus labor consultants for the purpose of insuring you against labor trouble ona job. Any legislation designed to curve the infiltration of criminals in a position of authority must be accompanied by parallel legislation designed to keep such persons out of controling positions în welfare À pension funds-

Under existing state ans the waterfront commissfon has, the power to bring a eivi action to compel a’ Uute ront unten o purge any such persons from its

ank. Under present statutory patterns of waterfront unións, we would hope could be applied to other areas of labor. In the state of New Jersey civi] remedy and the criminal penalty against the union itself provides the courage Of self policing by the unions themseives and is very important. ilo person convicted of any serious crime of violence, narcotic offense, fraud, extortion, bribery, perjury, larceny, gambling, embezzlement should be permitted to. acquire a controlling position in either unions or other administrative offices.


the opportunity to make an even more direct contribution to ridding yourselves of the insidious infiuences that organized crime can perpetrate on you.

Employers, don't submit to shakedowns of labor consultants. Don't ignore the gambling that may be running rampant amoung your employees. Undertake action

Cooperate with management in excluding mobsters from your operations. Don't let bookies, shylocks, or racketeers get a foot in the door, he will own you until the day you die if you do. Do not be reluctant to report criminal activity you suspect among your


employees or against you and your business if you feel oraanized crime is in- volved

also recormended legislation designed to curve the infiltration of legitimate business by criminal elements, as businessmen- Ovnership and @ control of many businesses are falling into the hands of organized crime. ‘ir.

Lacy recommended to the legislaure that it consider the passage of state anti-'r.-° 1. trust laws, at federal level. In this fashion the passage of state anti-trust

Tans, the state of lew Jersey can lend its manpower and talent to busing up contracts, combinations and conspiracies in restraint of trade. Stop the in-

trusion of organized crime. Businessmen police your own industry, eist, the

attempt by such persons to steal your customers and distributors by use of bribe, threat or undue influences. Employees and union officials, keep a wary eye, so

that you will notice members of organized crime that pertain a position of con-

trol or influence by the company that employs you.

QUESTION: ya left out the politician. If he is crooked how can he pass laws o help deal with our crime problem

JOH BISSELL: ; The ‘lew Jersey State Legislature in its 1968 session speaks for itself.

DAVID RUFF: Can you comment on what 'ir Lacey is doing in the ‘lewark area in reference its elected officials who are under indictment?


BISSELL: be cannot make any coment'ch matters patdtig 4 in offica. The reasons eak for themselves

QUESTION: what about narcotics?


BISSELL: A study is being done in Washington on that subject right now. It s best attacked from federal level.

QUESTION: Is anything being done about the common average ordinary thief and smalltime crook?

i BISSELL: Yes, by your local officials. QUESTION:

at is your batting average on indictments?

JOH BISSELL: I don't know. I've only been at this office six months and I've e never analyzed the statistics.

The meeting moved right into our scheduled play about civil disorders called

“The Han Nobody Saw", put on by the Division of Family Services - ilew York

The play showed how discrimination and énvironment can change a mans whole

er life and thinking. The play was put on brilliantly by its anon, nie played re than one part. It was appreciated and enjoyed by all who saw i

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 by Co-Chairman 'trs. Ruth McClain. Next BICC meeting tobe held on Monday ‘lay 4, 1970, at Vail Hall, 540 Broad Street, jew Jersey Bell Telephone co.

Respectfully Submitted by: Barbara Parker @