Mayor Hughart criticized Decatur Evening Herald Decatur IL 23May1930

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Mayor Hughart criticized Decatur Evening Herald Decatur IL 23May1930 - FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1930 MATTOON MAYOR...
FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1930 MATTOON MAYOR Women cemc to cut of to casjL to Mife not t un what had n g In the Pied IS CRITICIZED Attacked for Alleged Interference Interference in Street Dept.-Drop Dept.-Drop Superintendent MATTOON--The postponed meet' inc of the city council, Tuesday evening, evening, was on« of tho most vitriolic in the history of that body In many years Soon after the loimallties of opening were ovei a veibal bat tie began The fiist attack carrn when Aiderman Aiderman Tate from the fouith waid criticized Mayor Hughart for his al Icged interfoience with the eupeiln tcndent of stieets with inference to the employment tf stioet workmen as outlined by tho stiects and alleys committee headed by Alderman Crane. . Mayor Hughart leplicd 'I nave a right to fire I he street superintendent superintendent at any time became I r * celvc ' his icslgnallon when he accepted his appointment" "Keep Hands Off' Alderman Tate loloited that 'the fleets and alley committee meet Ing with Slicot Supeiintondcnt went thicr Wanen rla Hauls home intimate following tho t i l p will on Gwlnn a few n( E hts ago airangtd mth that otflclal te employ seven men rogulmly «11 ^, ltih **£ e * head assuring the committee that he tould keep wilhin the appropriation (01 woik with number and do a« the work necessary on the streets Now theie seems to be a mlsundcr- Btondlng The membPis ol! the com mlttce agreed not to butt In on the m eet supeilntcndent but the mayor sends to the stieet superintendent a man ot hit own choosing whom he ordc.ea put to wow I "^ move that this council concui n the as tlon o£ the slieeLs and alleys com- mtttTM giving the -trcet ^P^ 1 "^- ent the authoiity to employ his own men mstiuetmfi the mayor to keep hh hands o f f " Aldeimin Sulbn soconded the mo tlon but It wat never put to a \olc Drop Street superintendent Tho street sitpei Intendent O B Gwinn filled to file his bond and was dropped automatically fiom the cltv-i official roitci Thiusday motnlns S f McCtit f!o n f m m c r street super In tondi-nt^ was called upon bv Mayor Hughnrt to fill the vacancy until the next meeting of the city council The bonds of J C Weaver Harry I Hannah, Charles 13 Maxedon Homer Brlmbciry. J F Calhoun Howard Gwlnn, D C McKenzle Fred Joseph w e t e approved Attack city Attorney Another attacli was made bv Aldermen Aldermen Hftskoll and Julian Their ftre was nlmed at the building They keenly censured City Attorney Hannah for hla delay In presenting to the council, for Its adoption, ordinance repealing the code In entirety and establishing fire limits with legislations Identical with those tn force when the building code came effective ' In his explanation City Attorney Hannah said that It was imponslbl to prepaie the ordinance In less tvte wceki Alpieimnn Sullan snapped baPH thnt It the city attorney "canno fulfil! the teqniiements ot his offlr he should tender hli i eilgnatton Now Bui Wine Inspector Tho ip^lgnatlon of W E Rubar city building Inspector was rfrcspt ed at the meeting Tuesday night Rubart submitted hta resiptnatlo two weeks ago to become effectlv May 20 Fire ChtcC Wcm er ex flc!o nsslstont n u l i d I n p named to fill the vacancy The judiciary committee reportc favorably on the oidinince appropi atlng $M5000 foi the general ex pensc of Hie olty goveinmcnt ftnd $45000 for parks libraiy gaibige and other operations in the city

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  1. Decatur Evening Herald,
  2. 23 May 1930, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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