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19381206_1 - Comfort Station Plans Opposed Merchants' Bureau...
Comfort Station Plans Opposed Merchants' Bureau Protests To Council Unanimous protest against pro posed changes to the entrances to the Fifth and Penn streets municipal comfort station was voted yesterday by the Reading Merchants' Bureau The city lias proposed certain changes to the entrances of the comfort station at the southwest corner of the city's principal business intersection, and Muhlenberg Brothers, Reading architects, have designed the changes. Council is scheduled to act on them this week. In a formal protest to Mayor Stump and members of city council, forwarded by William P. Sheidy, chairman of the Merchant's Bureau, the bureau declared that the Fifth and Penn intersection is "generally conceded to be the most modem and attractive business corner in the city," that this Is due "in largest measure to the aggressiveness of enterprising property owners," and that because of Improvements property values have been "substantially increased."

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 06 Dec 1938, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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