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by and talks discuss "My Club by projects. the in Mrs. Hi nnd of conference here Men of the business associations met at the Armory for fourth from right, who spoke on "Standards of Citizenship." — Wood River Pay Boost Tangle May Stay in Air Till May 30 WOOD RIVER, May IB. -- The newly appointed finance committee of the city council meet for the first time tonight at. 7::m, but whether or not it disposes of settled this point definitely. j ; \ He; pointed out, however, that not only Wood River but many nearby cities had frequently passed salary ordinances iit the Hist council the problem raised last Ex-Mayor Harrod's veto week by I meeting. If the local pay boost of the I illegal, he said, a lot. of other Illi- will union in and the m. the of left the to of salary ordinance will depend upon its wishes in the matter. The necessity of a decision will not arise unlil the committee's nexl. meet- inn, May 30. The ordinance, which boosted the pay of the mayor, city clerk and aldermen, received Its legal publication only yesterday. The ordinance carries the provision that it does not become effective until 10 days after publication, which will be May 25. Expected to Decide Question Whether or not the finance committee will make final disposition of the matter, It will have to take cognizance of the legal tangle at its next meeting. The committee passes upon financial questions to before the council, have to decide whether come and will to draw the salary checks of the cily officials in accordance with the old salary ordinance or the new one, which Harrod vetoed two 'days after leaving office, Harrod's belated veto raised a number of fine points of legal interpretation. The new city coun- sellor, Francis Manning, gave the opinion that Harrod's veto was illegal because he was no longer mayor. Harrod claimed that the usual five-day period allowed the mayor for the approval or rejection pi an ordinance applied even when the council passed an ordinance on Its last day of existence. There has been a persistent rumor that the new council will Ignore Hnrrod's veto, ply the new .salary rates, and then wait to see whether anyone will take the mat- I tor to court. Harrod himself Inrli- j cated last week that he would take' no further action. | A new point was raised in the controversy last week when a lawyer pointed out that the ordinance would, in effect, raise the salaries; of the officials while they were in office. State law prohibits either the boosting or reduction of cily officials' pay during their term of service. No High Court Ruling On this point, Manning said thai • the fact that tho" ordinance had, been passed by the out-going council look care of this provision. He was of the opinion, although he had not looked up cases on the point: recently, that no ruling by the state supreme court had ever nois cily officials have received il- li'K'iJ salaries in the pfist. The finance committee. will have to handle this problem, is comprised of G. F. Hcnririckson, Marvin Doll, and Herman DeWiU. fiirl Scout Communion WOOD RIVER. — The Catholic Girl Scouts of St. Bernard's church will attend holy communion in a body Sunday at 8:30 mass, after which breakfast will be served by members of the Catholic Women's Club. Class to Meet WOOD RIVER. —Tho Philathen Class of the Methodist Church will meet tonight at the home of Mrs. Freeland Thompson, 834 Madison street, The assistant hostesses will be Mrs. B. Killam of Roxann and Mrs. W. D. Simmons. Postpone Meeting WOOD RIVER. — The meeting of the Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion, scheduled for Saturday, May 17, has been postponed until May 31 because of a conflict in dates. The auxiliary will meet with June Bangert at 2 o'clock. .The girls will assist with the sale of poppies on Poppy Day. To Attend Budget Meeting WOOD RIVER. — Mrs. Orville Brummer wjll leave next week fo» Cleveland, Ohio, to attend a series of meetings t)f the finance committee of. the National Women's Guild beginning May 21 and continuing through May 24. The committee, of which Mrs. Brummer is a member, will prepare- the guild's of in by an

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 16 May 1941, Fri,
  3. Page 17

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