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F Manning - Wood River City AttomeyTellsHow To Obtain Court...
Wood River City AttomeyTellsHow To Obtain Court C. of C. State Officer to Speak at Official Banquet' WOOD RIVER, May 7. - F. J. Manning, city attorney, explained to the Wood River Chamber of Commerce Wednesday the procecd- ure necessary for the establishment of a city court here The Chamber of Commerce «t present Is considering the promotion of such a project as a convenience to local residents. Manning explained that a population of 3000 was held necessary for a city court under Illinois statutes. The proceedure prescribed in the statutes calls for passing of an ordinance, subject to a referendum, establishing the courts. In case the referendum carried, a second election for a Judge and clerk would be held, he explained. The Chamber of Commerce requesting Manning to make a survey of the city courts in Alton and Granite City to learn the expense and income from them. Prom this survey the Chamber hopes to determine whether the court would be feasible for Wood River. Later In the meeting plans were discussed for the dinner to be given Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p. m., with Mayor Holcomb and the new city officials as honor guests. It was planned to invite mayors from neighboring communities as guests, also. Herbert Hudson, director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, will be the speaker. E. V. Giehl, T. P. Eggmann and Joseph Mlcheal have charge of the tickets sales.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 07 May 1931, Thu,
  3. Page 10

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