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F Manning - PAGE TWO Playground Proposal for Wood River...
PAGE TWO Playground Proposal for Wood River Federal Funds May Be Available, Council IB Told Will Push Program Co-Operation of Schools, City, Civic Bodies Sought WOOD RIVER, April 16.— Playgrounds and service cars mingled I as the City Council held, Monday night, what probably will be Its last full business meeting of the current « The body adjourned to Friday night when It will canvass the vote of today's election, but aside from that session, no more meetings are regularly scheduled until May 8, when the old council will adjourn sine die and turn the reins over -to the new administration. Alderman Grove and Fire CWer William Stoneham reported they had learned the city could obtain playground supervisors for this summer to be paid out of Federal Emergency Belief Administration funds, and described preliminary plans for promoting such a project, in which the city,- civic organizations, and schools would cooperate. Stoneham said the City council's endorsement of the project was the only step necessary for that body to take. The endorsement was voted, on motion of alderman Burroughs. With that in hand, the group promoting the project will seek support of the Civic organizations and use of school property. Indoor activities might be held in the city park pavilion, Stoneham said. Ask City's Help. The city might be called upon to furnish small items of material and equipment not likely to .exceed »50Q for the year, Stoneham added. Consulted a* to the possibility of obtaining such finances from city funds, Olty Attorney Manning pointed out that an appropriation for « band and entertainment already existed in the general fund, and that in addition a special appropriation tor the desired items might be made in the forthcoming appropriation ordinance under the new administration. Stoneham recalled that civic clubs of the city had sponsored a similar playground movement several years ago, and it had met with general approval The organization, however, had found the financial strain on them too great to continue the project a second year when it was necessary to pay leaden. Two representatives of Thrift Cabs, Inc., appeared before the council 1 with a request for a tlVe- year franchise to operate ih.i.th* olty. They owMlned a>pl»nHw-3)lace' 10 service cars In op«ratjon, charging 10 cents for service anywhere in the city limits. The request, with blank ordinance offered by the company representatives, wag referred to the ordinance committee for investigation. AJderman Hend- rlokson thought the five-year franchise somewhat long. Offer to Settle. An offer of Mrs. Alice Koste, recently found not guilty of an appeal to Circuit court on charges of selling liquor without a license, to settle with the city for alleged damages and expense for $335 was referred to the city attorney for investigation. After City Treasurer Connors reported receipt from the state department of highways of a voucher covering work done so far on the Wood River avenue widening project, the first claims 'n connection with it were allowed They totalled WBOO. A complaint reported by Alderman Burroughs that when the city cut to grade the alley back of the new postoffice, necessity of building a retaining wall alone certain abutting property had arisen, was referred to the street and alley committee. a

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 16 Apr 1935, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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