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M F Manning - WOOD RIVER TO HAVE VILLAGE HALL DECISION IS...
WOOD RIVER TO HAVE VILLAGE HALL DECISION IS REACHED in to ho to Alton <up H. it a be SALOONS LICKX8E8 WILL NOT BE ISSUED TO FOREIGNERS, AND VILLAGE MARSHALS MUST STAY OUT OF SALOONS. tc to of a to A new village hall to cost $17,000 \vasdiscussedbylho new adminlslra lion which was seated last night ii tho Wood River village council. It i planned to raise the money by i bond Issue, to be voted on by the clti zens of Wood River, and architects are wanted to submit plans for a new village hall, that one x of the plan may be examined and accepted. New rules v:cre drav.-n up for tho governing of police officers. It was definitely stated that no police offl eer should drink any intoxicating 11 quor or enter saloons, while on duty tor any other, but business purposes Omcers should not wear civilian clothes while on duty, and they should not leave town unless on busl ness in the interests of the village while on duty. The old council held a short session and retired In favor of the new board, which was headed by Mayor Beach, who succeeded himself. Mayor Beach then made, his appointments tn the appointment of committees It was decided that three councilmen ihould be appointed on each committee. Heretofore, the mayor was considered as the third member of each committee. The same police officers were re-appointed; Gus Haller as day marshel and Ed. Magulre, as night marshal, lohn Hamilton was appointed as 'a street commissioner and Mrs. John C. Helper as police matron and health officer. The salary of the rnarshels was raised from $75 to $90 a month, if. P. Manning was re-appointed treasurer, Tom Williamson, village attorney and A. T. McCormick, engineer. Fred Shoemaker who was elected as village clerk, took his seat as village clerk and gave bond. It was decided by the councilmen not to issue any more saloon licenses to foreign residents in Wood River. Vt present a! number of foreigners •lave saloons in Wood River and the 'issuing of saloon licensee to foreigners in Wood River was not found in •jvery case to bo satisfactory. Council meetings will be held here- iftor twice a month, according to a resolution introduced at tho last April meeting. The next meeting Till be held two weeks from last night, and at this meeting, arrango- •nents have been made for the formation of a board of local improvements. to to ate a has ly of he ;o any day s no B, f o

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 May 1917, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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