Saturday Nov 20, 1926 The Springfield Leader

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Saturday Nov 20, 1926
SARTAIN IS GIVEN HIS COMMISSION AS POLICE HEAD Appointment of Veteran Of - ' ficer Declared Popular by Ft. Smith Commissioners. FORT BMITH. Nov. 20 No Immediate Immediate changes In policies or per sonnel of the police department are intended by Mayor J. H. Parker or Warner Baratin. who. Wednesday wa nsmed chief of police by unanimous vote or tne city commission. No successor was nsmed to suc ceed Bsrtaln. who ha been chief of detectives since the advent of the Paiker administration. Parker's choice cf a man who ha been a commissioned officer of th el'y for JO yesrs wsa praised by Com missioner M J. Miller and Parker lauded the record made by HarialDOt) the police force. "1 am glad you have appointed Sartln." Miller declared. I am glad you have chosen a man - ho waa In line for promotion. It en - ccursea the men, gives them a bet ter feeling to know that they have chances for advance ent. ' Ward slated he wa for any man recommriud hy the mayor, end agreed v '. i Miller that a man named from the ranks was a good eholee. The mayor spoke of Bartaln as a good officer. Merchant and organisation have been urging the appointment of chief, ne said. The resignation, on October 38, of Omar Shaw left vacant the position of chief of police. Bhaw resigned aft er he had been suspended temporarily, following an argument with Leon Williams. Sartuln came here 34 year agd from rlpringfield. Mo. He le an ex pert wood carver and was given employment employment by fhe Bellman Furniture company. During the latter part of his alx or seveu years servloe - with tba (company, he wo commissioned a mer - t hsnt policemen. When he left the company, hs wss placed on the pay - re ' and served full - time under the administrations or Mayors William Johnson, Psgsn Bourland. Henry XI. Head. Arch Monro and J. H. Wright. Bartaln then resigned and set up in business as the Port Brnlth Novelty Novelty Manufacturing company. He stayed ln business three year and Urn re - Jolned the force the last time. Chief Bartaln 'a sister, Mrs. S. O. Stephen, resides at 308 East Pacific, Springfield. SALVATION ARMY DRIVE

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  2. 20 Nov 1926, Sat,
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