do of reef at he his of for In in Wood River Park Annex Purchase Being Completed Vtayor Tells Council He Expects to Finish Deal Today WOOD RIVER, Dec. 4.—Purchase f the Car'tens tract on Wood River avenue as a city park was to near completion today, It was announced by Mayor Schnaufer to the Ity council Monday night. Schnaufer Informed the council ne was to confer with attorneys epresenting F. W. Olin of Alton today with regard to completing the ransactlon, under which Olln would Inance the purchase of the park, e-selllng it to the city under con- ract. The council last night adopted rdlnances requested by the Big Four and Alton railroads authorlz- ng the mayor and clerk to enter nto contract with the roads for asements for the city's, trunk and ellef sewer. The Big Four contract provided a $200 fee 'for easements across a sn>ir and/ft main track, while the Alton asRed $100 for an easement across its .main track. The Illinois Terminal Bad been satisfied to give an easement without the ordinance, and for a $5 fee, City Attorney Manning Informed the council. The last easement to be, obtained jefore the assessment roll on the project is filed Is that of the Standard Oil Co., and Manning stated ,he contract was now before the company's legal department for Its approval, find was expected this week. Allowing $2739 in claims for Municipal Band expenses, the council gave a unanimous vote of approval o the band's policy as carried out during its first season under the management of Frank J. Gainer. In a lettc-.- to the council Gainer requested that the council voice its attitude especially' toward the employment of outside talent for >laces which he said could not be filled by Wood River talent. , Police Chairman Grove's request for another two weeks to prepare his committee's report on the proposed purchase of poUce radio equipment was granted. • A majority report of the street and alley committee, to which Chairman Hendrickson said he had objected, was adopted by the council regarding regulation of. traffic at Ferguson and Wood River avenues at rush hours. Hendrickson originally had recommended a four- way stop, but the majority report favored regulation by a traffic officer when needed. Queried by Hendrickson regarding complaints that a tavern was operating without license, Mayor Schnaufer reminded the council that the tavern's case was still before the state liquor commission; that he (Schnaufer) had received authority to restore the tavern's license, but that the license,had already expired and no authority had been given him to grant a new permit. Meanwhile, Schnaufer said, lie was unable to act against the tavern while Its case was still before the state commission. A case b pending In Circuit court against the saloon, City Attorney Manning said. Hendrickson raised several questions regarding entries in the treasurer's books which Indicated licenses had been paid for in less than quarterly Installments. He demanded a regular report to the council from Schnaufer, as liquor commissioner, on license sales.