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F Manning - ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH a Judge to Study Report...
ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH a Judge to Study Report Of Master in Check Case Continued from page 1. master, so all testimony poulbli may be Included.'' Mr. Manning told the court 1 was not until the hearing before the master that he learned a bond had been filed by Madison Con structlon Co., which submitted bid on the sewer project after the Higglns contract had been decided forfeited. Arguing for the contractor were City Judge R. W. Griffith, Harry Faulkner and Wesley Leuders, al of Granite City. They maintained that when the Board of Local Improvements Improvements of Wood River adver tised for a bid a second time, and the Madison firm put up a bond the Higgins form had been released released from the contract. Replying, Manning held the city was entitled to cash the check. He was asked by Judge Mudge If he had a brief to file and Manning replied he had, but that he coulc find no cases covering exactly the point at Issue In the check matter He had written a law book company company for references, Manning said and he read to the court that company'* reply which said the question never had been passed on Judge Mudge then said he would read carefully all the evidence and If he finds the case not fully covered he will re-refer the matter matter to the master for further hearing. hearing. He told attorneys to be prepared prepared to submit anything add! tional they might have touching on the case. Can't Justify Sit-Down, Says Gov. Homer SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 26, UP)— Governor Horner declared today "there is no warrant In law to justify justify a so-called sit-down strike." He issued a statement declaring Sheriff Doollttle of Lake county "acted entirely In accordance with the law" in the tear gas evacuation of sit-down strikers In the Fan steel plant at North Chicago, ad ding that the company's refusal to meet with CIO officials was of questioned legality. Mr. Horner pointed out that the sheriff hadn't asked for troops and said: "Regretting as I do the necessity necessity for the use of force and the failure thus far of all efforts at conciliation, yet I deem it only fair to all concerned to say that tne action taken by the Lake co ty sheriff this morning was legal and required by his oath of office "There is no warrant In law to justify a so-called sit-down strike." The governor held long conferences conferences this week with President Robert J. Aitchison and other Fansteel Fansteel officials and with union spokesmen affiliated with the Committee Committee for Industrial Organization, but both sides refused to yield and were not brought together to discuss discuss settlement proposals. The statement was Issued after Mr. Horner received details concerning

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 26 Feb 1937, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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