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F Manning - Suit Over Check Corporation Counsellor Manning...
Suit Over Check Corporation Counsellor Manning reported the city's suit to recover oil a $43,500 cerified good faith check deposited.with the Board ol Local Improvements when R. B. Higglns & Son Construction Co. submitted Its bid on the trunk and relief sewer had been brought before before Master in Chancery Gnresche, but that hearing had been postponed postponed until Friday. Manning said not all attorneyi, for the defendants had been able to! appear at the date originally iet for the hearing. In the meantime, he advised the council it must deposit deposit with Garesche $300 to cover the city's share of the court costi. All parties to the suit were required required to post a similar deposit, Manning said. The costs must be paid by the loser of the suit. With Aldermen Shawmaker, Carroll, and Burger—all member! ofthe Board of Local Improvement* ^-voting "nay," the remaining four members of the council present voted to post the amount with tw master in chancery. Failure to post the sum, Manning Manning explained, would block trlii of the suit. .During discussion over posting of the sum, Alderman Canteiu asked Manning whether PubM Works Administration offlcW" who had handled details of the $131,000 sewer grant for the civ had been summoned as witnen* Manning expressed the oplnlo» their testimony would not be necei- sary. . He said he believed the cart would be limited to the law covering covering the case, and to the record* which the city already has avw i able. ' s

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 19 Jan 1937, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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