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F Manning - PAGE TWO Pay Boost, 2 NewPostsat Wood River...
PAGE TWO Pay Boost, 2 NewPostsat Wood River Position of City Attorney Created by New Council City Superintendent Job Revived, Witherow Is Named at £140 a Month After the preceding administration, administration, at his request, had adopted a salary ordinance raising the pay of every elective and appointive, the Wood River City Council under Mayor Hamilton proceeded with the expansion program by creating one new office, and restoring another office to Its former standing, Monday Monday night. The office created Is that of city attorney, an assistant to the corporation corporation counsel, who will represent represent the city in Its prosecutions for violations of ordinance. The new post will pay a salary of $50 a month, the same as paid the corporation corporation counsellor. The one restored was that of city superintendent, a post combined with that of police chief when Henry Schnaufer, who retired last night, took office. Jack Witherow, twice candidate for sheriff, was ' named superintendent at $140 a month. Francis Manning, who, under the name of city attorney, has been performing the duties of both city attorney and corporation counsel under past administrations, was named corporation counsel last night. L. H. Holland was appointed appointed city attorney. As police chief, Mayor Hamilton appointed Melville Schwenson. Other Other police appointments: O. A. Brown, night captain; Kenneth Kahney, motor patrolman; John Hicks and Joe Pclan, patrolmen; Gottlieb Stnhlhut, merchants' policemen; policemen; Thornton Lancaster, desk sergeant. Fire department appointments: William Stoncham, chief; Wesley Kcnneker and Wallace Bond, drivers. the Other appointments: Merle Manley, Manley, to fill vacancy on the recreation recreation board created by William Shawmaker's election as alderman; H. H. Wcrges, city engineer; Guy Richards, electrical Inspector; Floyd Curtis, plumbing inspector; Dr. H. P. Morgan, health officer; Frank < Gainer, band manager. New Salary Schedule Salaries, provided by the ordi- nane which the old council passed, compared with those paid last year: Office 1034 1035 Mayor $ 50 $ 75 Clerk 40 60 Treasurer 40 ' 75 Police Chief 140 145 Patrolmen 125 130 Mot. Patrolman 130 135 Desk Sergeant 75 130 Merchant Police 130 135 Firemen :.-. ISO 135 Pay for aldermen was raised from $5 H meeting to $7.60. Request from Fire Chief Stoneham Stoneham for addition of two full-time firemen to the present staff of two was referred to the fire and water committee. Stonoham, In his an- nunl report, showed a per-capita fire loss of only 35.7 cents during the year as compared to 68.3 the year before. The chaaiKe In administrations was without ceremony, little fuss and feathers. Mayor Schnnufer waited until atter the sine-die adjournment adjournment before he made a valedictory, valedictory, a short aside to Hamilton, promising his full cooperation, as the two stood together before Hamilton took the chair. Hamilton, reading his short address address by the light of a gasoline mantle lamp before him on the table, table, expressed his thanks for election, election, and his hope for cooperation of both the council and the voters during his term of office. New Rldcrmen who assumed their places arc Orvlllo Oglcsby, William Scrmwmivker, Ira Carroll, William Wltthofft. and George Beach. Alderman Alderman Burroughs, dean of the council, with Carstens and Burger, had been re-electod. Bondi Approved Bonds of tho officers, including one for $50,000 offered by Walter final ert 87,0, Ous 85.3, 81.7, 76.2, baum, gades In Klug Harley 94.9, Warren Johnson death here, filed for of the under reappointment. vllle

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 07 May 1935, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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