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F Manning - IB££SSS— __ --- . -Hearing -Hearing Set for...
IB££SSS— __ --- . -Hearing -Hearing Set for Monday on Sewer Job Check Case City of Wood River Seeks To Force Payment of 843,500 WOOD TUVKR. J»n. 29— HenrlnK of thn Wood River »owor check ,-,-,,<• hf-forr Master in Chancery A. O.-ircsrho In 'ln« to »tnrt next Momlny nflcr sr-vrrnl postponement*.' postponement*.' Corporation Counsellor Frr.ni is M. Manning disclosed to<l«y. The hearing, deferred previously previously to last Friday, had to he posl- ponr<1 ngain because Mnnninj? was unnlile to appear then for the Attorneys for the It. H. HiK«in< ft Son Construction Co. nre due present, their testimony first. their effort, to have the Granite City hnnk on which the $43,500 certified check \vas Issued,, restrained from cnshing the check, and to prevent prevent Hie rily from efforts to Later the city will be allowed present Its rase In the form of milt to enforce payment of the check. The certified check wan deposited deposited with the Wood River Board of Local Improvements by Hlgglns & Son in conjunction with the firm's bid on the proposed $435,000 trunk and relief sewer here. The litigation was precipitated by the Improvement board'* action in declaring the contract forfeited nnd Its decision to penalize the contractor contractor by cashing the check. Public Works Administration rulings regarding the amount bond required of the contractor fore he could oualify to begin work were the basic cause of the contractor's contractor's failure to begin work. The PWA had a $131,000 grant Involved In the project.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 29 Jan 1937, Fri,
  3. Page 10

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