W A McGath, Indianapolis

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W A McGath, Indianapolis - a - - - - he by was progress. Plan of Board....
a - - - - he by was progress. Plan of Board. The board cf public works Is proposing to make extensions from Michigan street and Holmes avenue that will provide servlc north of Twelfth street, and from Holmes avenua we - st in Walnut street to Concord avenue, and northwest from that point to.Tibbs avenue. Members of the board sAld such extensions would give Ecrvice to a large number of persons, but residents lit West Tenth street said they will be benefited little by the proposed" extensions. tV. A. McGath, 61 North Dearborn street, was the spokesman for the West Tenth street delegation. He said Arthur Brown, who Is closely identified with George J. Marott, who Is a personal friend of Mayor Hell, is Interested in a r - al estate addition lying north of Twelfth street nnd Holmes avenue. Although this addition lies outside the citv. Mr. McGath told the board it Is proposing to order a street car line to serve the persons living outside the city when persons living in Wcstf Tenth street have been trying to get rcrvlce for the last ten years. Petition Signed by 2.2C0. Mr. McGath said 2,1:09 persons have B'gnel a petition, asking that the exten tIon be made In West Tenth street, and he asked the board to produce a petition showing that any one bad asked for the extension to be made In Holmes avenuo, north of Twelfth street. "Joe Bell is back of this," one woman ln4 the crowd shouted. "We don't want aifv' more of this. Joseph A. Rink, chairman of the board silenced the woman by saying the hearing was not being conducted for the pup pose of abusing the mayor, but to ascer tain, if possihie, where the extensions should be made. Mr. Todd pulled at his muNtHrtie. will you listen to a common man a minute?" came an Inquiry front the cmwd to Mr. Rink. The man who made this ouery wanted to know whether the Bell administration ever Intends to do anything for the working people. He said for many years he has been walking eight blocks to board a car to go to work, through all klads !of weather. Room in Uproar.

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 14 Mar 1917, Wed,
  3. Page 18

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