MrM F Manning

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MrM F Manning - to he in thf :ourt against, him. SPECIAL TAX...
to he in thf :ourt against, him. SPECIAL TAX JAM AT WOOD RIVER MAYBEFIXEDUP Attorney for Former Administration Expresses Belief That Tangle Can Be Unsnarled. th h th i by was was who A. J. Zeb of at are at Roii- Dr. W. W. Holland, (ravelling superintendent of the Standard Oil Co., who has been here for a week visiting the Wood River Refinery in which ( he was formerly assistant superintendent under S. A. Beach, is said ^y Wood River people-to have been conducting an extensive inquiry into the tangle which has been developed in the special Improvements accounts at Wood River. The village, government has •precippitated matters by demanding a naccounting from the former president, S. A. Beach and from the form or village treasurer, Mr. Manning. Mayor Nagel of Wood River waa asked today as to what developments there wero jn tho tangle at. "Wood River and he said that one conference had been hold with the former village officials and that another would be held In a few days. Thomas Williamson, who was corporation counsel for the former administration, was in Alton today and wns asked as to what, would be the outcome of the troubles there. He said that matters would be adjusted as soon as it. was possible to find our. just what was needed to be adjusted. He said that the audit of tho records if the village had not. been as complete as will be necessary to determine what must be done. He declared that it Is the view of the former village officers that there is plenty of assets to pay liabilities and that there is a wrong impression as to what the condition of the records really is. He said that the "old" and the '"new" ro- ;orcls had not been separated in the audit and that it would require a separation before any conclusion could be reached. He also said that there was ?14,000 cash in hand turned over to tho present administration that was not taken into account. Mr. Wll- llam.son said that there is no doubt there was a looseness in the keeping of records and that some on« who had paid had not boon given credit 'hernfor, but he thought Hiat would be .straightened out. all right. "It will emphasize the rule that everybody should keop t[ieir receipts when they pay taxes," Mr. Williamson said. ,the Lhe listed in to

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 17 Jun 1922, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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