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F Manning - More Protection At Rail Crossings Present...
More Protection At Rail Crossings Present Service Is Not Sufficient Council Asserts The Wood River, Council at its regular meeting Monday night took action instructing City Attorney Manning to notify the several railroads with lines at the Ferguson Avenue crossing that the "Council considers the watchman service now provided there Insufficient and that both night and day watchmen are needed. The action by the Council came after a short discussion on the Ferguson crossing hazard, it being the general opinion of the aldermen that the protection the rpads now age giving is entirely insufficient. The meeting was one of the shortest of the municipal year, lasting but a scant half hour. MayorTipton presided and all councilman were present. It had been : expected there would be a discussion of Improvement projects, but presentation of a report was deferred. The .police report showed 17 arrests in which prosecution resulted in fines being assessed. Total of fines col- e cted *was given is »225.40. »».__„' " tw^-^J -.-... *D«.«w. ' lurid Wafer fund ...... ;.t... 11,186.11 Recreation deficit .;... 114.80 Report was made that a new electric fire siren has been installed by he Standard Oil Co., at the refinery gate. treasurer Frea^ Berry reported jalances in the several major funds f&e cltyaa • health

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 Jan 1929, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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