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   Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - July 8, 1919, Woodland, California                               ISSUED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 8, 1919 DAILY ESTABLISHED 1877. YES" FROM CITY BOARD AND 3 NEW WAREHOUSES RISE to h M M te Strike Breakers Coming; 'Phone Service at Best Pickets Must be Careful is Watchword Will Force Move Plant To Outskirts Gal. Additional Water Supply Ways and means by which the city can force the removal of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company's plant, at the corner of Fourth and Main streets, to a place outside the city limits, were being considered today by City Attorney J. H. Laugen- our. The members of the board of trustees let it be known last night that they favor getting rid of the so-called nuisance. Despite advices coming from the gas company to the'effect that gas rates would have to be raised if such a re- v. moval were 'forced, the trustees went on record as advising the city attorney to investigate the various methods of procedure against the gas company's plant. SNEE. Mrs. Larry Snee, for many years a resident on Fourth street, termed the latest word from the gas company a and apparently the council- men agreed. "The gas company pleads high prices and so on, but 1 notice that we citizens were compelled to build new streets in war time, and I don't think the corporations should be given any more consideration than we urged Mrs. Snee. Mrs. Snee pftade a plain and forceful plea for the "residents living -in the vicinity of the gas plant and concluded with the sug- gestion that "it would be better after all for the city to take over the plant and run it." MUSGROVT AGAINST DELAY. Mayor J. D. Musgrove pledged the support of the board in the matter ot having the plant removed. Trustee Mitchell said he didn't favor any fur- .ther delay in the matter." "The company hag been sparring for time long said Mitchell. "I'll take my chances on the higher rates. BRITTON'S APPEAL. The contentions of the corporation were read to the board in this letter from John A. Britton, vice-president general manager: To the Honorable Board of Trus- tees of the .City of tlemen: Referring to the prom- ise made to your Honorable Body ny writer during hi3 confer- l ADDITIONAL WATER SERVICE IS TO BE 'PROVIDED FOR WOOD- LAND WITHOUT DELAY. TRUS- TET J. R. MITCHELL LAST NIGHT MADE THE INITIAL MOVE CALL- ING FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW STEEL TANK WITH A CA- PACITY OF GALLONS OF PURA AQUA. MITCHELL STATED THAT HE HAD INVESTIGATED THE COST'S OF THE TANK AND TO his surprise discovered that the ex- pense would not be greatly in excess of the before-the-war price. All member's jthe city council agreed that the city's water service is inadequate and if a bad fire were to gain headway the water force would not be sufficient to check it. Trustee Mitchell has had this tank as a pet hobby for many years and he is elated over the action taken last night by the board. GLOBE MILLS AND S.N. WANT TO BUILD; SPUR TRACK BLOCKS ACTION Immediate construction of three warehouses of the aggregate cost of to be erected by the Globe Milling company and one by the Sacramento Northern railway company, depend upon the ac- tion of the city trustees in granting the application of E. W. Rey- nolds, manager of the Globe Mills here, for a right to construct a spur track, a block and a half long, across Court street and through the George Ogden property to the mill yards. Reynolds ap- peared before the board last night and presented the mills' case. The trustees took the matter under advisement, but seemed a lit- tle averse to granting the application. Packer Will Not Chase City Dads WANT TO EXPAND. "If we can get the spur we will be in a position to expand. We will not be tied up to one railroad, the South- ern Pacific, which now gives us a car whenever the spirit moves the declared Reynolds to a "Democrat" representative today. "Our company provides Woodland with its only payroll and that runs not less than a month for eight months out of the year. The spur Following a controversy over a set of bills approved by City Marshal M. F. Packer, the board of trustees last night or- dered the city's street and peace custodian not to make further purchases or contract new bills without first securing an order from' one member of the city council. The regula- tion aroused the ire of the city's copster and he up and said he wouldn't chase any dad 'round the town." "I'll let the men who are go- ing to do the work secure the order, but I'm not goin' to do the said Packer. Whereupon Trustee J. R. Mitchell explained that "it is simply a case of, whether the marshal or the trustees are ruling the town." on fage Plve.i Surgical Room Has Busy Day Three capital operations were per- formed at the Woodland sanitarium this morning and the patients are all reported as progressing nicely. Miss Vina Clover and Mrs. August Silber- stein were operated on for appendi- citis and Mrs. J. Mountain of Oak- land who has been visiting friends in this city was the third patient. City Fathers Allow 3 Tons On Streets 4- Mitchell Starts Street Paving; College Is First Merrily goes along the city's pro-1 ready installed. The work will be gram for more streets, and the fellow rushed along as rapidly as the law who said that Trustee Jim Mitchell didn't favor better thoroughfares j Sentiment was unanimous with the should have been at the meeting last j councilmen for the improvements, night of the city council. The ex-j mayor approved every inkling of any i contemplated step for better roads. j The necessary move was made for the paving of College street, from Main to Hayes (the first street south CONFRONTED WITH A PETITION SIGNED GENERALLY BY BUSINESS MEN, THE CITY TRUSTEES LAST NIGHT DECIDED TO AMEND AN ORDINANCE PASSED RECENTLY PROVIDING THAT TRUCKS WEIGHING MORE THAN 3500 COULD NOT OPERATE ON MAIN STREET. THE WEIGHT LIMIT IN THE FUTURE WILL BE 6500 POUNDS. John Johnston, one of the propri- etors of the Modern Grocery store, stated that the present ordinance works a hardship on his firm, inas- much as it is impossible for trucks to deliver wares to bis cellar chute on Main street. Sam WHHIams, drayman, stated that his new truck weighs 3500 pounds and therefore would be barred from Main The maximum load is too light, opined Williams. Jim Keys, from the Chris Sieber firm, told the board that their truck also would be barred from service on the main thoroughfare unless the or- dinance is amended. George Ogden, warehouseman, de- clared that nearly all of the automo- bile touring cars weigh in excess oi P.oOO pounds. Marshall M. F. Packer said the oil barred from de- service stations Get Hose Bids of the high Marshall avenue, from College to First; and Bush street from College to First. Curbs and gut- ters will also be built along these horoughfares where they are not al- Continued on page four.) Stork Wins in Race with Death Doc Stork outdistanced the Grim during the month of June, re- porU City -Health Officer Alice G Thomas. Twelve births and nine deaths were registered. Outside of a few cases of mumps, the city's health sheet was spotless. Special Instruc- were given by the Health Offi- cer for the owners of refreshment par- lors to better sterilize drinking and Ice cream Grace Hlddleson Gllroy to visit relatives. has to Span Blacks Join Fire Forces Two fine-looking small soon be prancing "around the town" in front of the city's fire engine. Trustees Joe Jacobs and Geo Fitz reported to the city council last night that they had selected a span of horses offered by Frank R. Doyle local horse and mule buyer. Jacobs said he could recommend the steed3 as the right sort to lead the way to the city's fires. The other members of the board, relying on the "horse sense" of Jacobs and Fitz, decided to make the purchase and a check fo will soon be resting in the coffer of Mr. Doyle. Trustee Jacobs stated that horseman had made a most llbera offer to the city, even promising t break the animals and condition them for the kind of work required Hose of all sizes and descriptions was offered to the city councilmen companies would be liverlng gasoline to on Main street unless the weight limit is extended. All members of the board agreed to the amendment and the newly-painted signs noticing truck owners of their rights will be changed new regulation. to meet the Click: Number, These familiar sounds broke through the oblivion of the Woodland telephone strike this morning, when three operators, two from Woodland and one from Williams, joined Miss Blanche Esycheck, chief opera- tor in resuming commercial, residential and long distance service for the first time in over three weeks. "We have six girls now at the including the night ser- said Miss Esycheck at noon to- day. "I will have four more girls in the morning and the service will go aion.g without interruption. PICKETS KEEP AWAY. "There are no pickets here from Sacramento, and what's more, there won't said Miss Esycheck quite empahtically. "We have ao desire for trouble or annoyance of any kind, but we expect to met anything that hap- pens to corne along. We have a right to work and earn if we like without any strangers interfering." And so the Woodland phone strike is broken and the service this morn- ing and afternoon was better than ever before. The minute the receiver last night for inspection, it being the time set for the purchase of 1000 feet of new fire-fighting line. The sam- ples will be further investigated today and the selection made tonig-ht. Stage Driver on Trial in High Court Surprise testimony is expected late this afternoon in the trial of Gus Theodoron, charged by District At- torney C. C. McDonald with operating bus stage line between Knights Landing and Sacramento without a license so to do, between dates ea-ly in March and late in May. A jury was selected early this morning in Judge W. A. Anderson's court by W. E. Latta of Sacramento for the accused and District Attorney McDon- ald for the people. The jury is com- posed of: George H. Hughson, D. B. Barry, William Roach, G. D. Burson, J. W. Nickell, Charles Wolgamott, W. B.I Armstrong, C. S. Blodgett, A. S. Crow- der, W. Hudson, E. B. Aldrlch and Samuel Montgomery. Constable Adams of Knights Land- Ing testified that Theodoron had been urged to stop operating until prop- erly qualified, but he persisted and was arrested. It Is understood that the accused has been In trouble. He Is charged here with a high mis- demeanor. Arrests Few During June Arrests in this city during the month of June were few and far be- tween. City Marshal Packer reports thtj following fines and arrests: June Gallagher, fined for driving a traction engine on a street closed to such vehicles; June R, R. Campbell, fined for violating the city irrigation law; June M. Kelly, fined for being intoxicated; June Stine, fined for violating the motor ve- hicle act. Dave Barry Downed B o che Henry toman Made Sewer Superintendent Ifonry .Hazemixn, who recent 1> sold out his cement contracting: business, evidently had a bee in his bonnet. Last appointed city sewer His salary was set night he was superintendent. at per month. Trustee J. R. Mitchell made the motion for ap- pointment and the other members of the board confirmed it. Hazeman be- gan his new duties this morning. Dave Barry, Washington boy who left Woodland early in the war for service against the Boche, was in town today with Supervisor Wm. Weinberger. Barry fought, with the Engin- eers of the famous Hist He figured hi the Argonne, St. Mihiel and Lys river scrap in Belgium. Of the many thrilling en- counters that the Yolo boy had with the he remenrbers best a scrap with a German air raider. With rifle fire he and a number of his comrades suc- ceeded in bringing down an enemy plane. They bad figured the deed almost Impossible, but one shot evidently hit the vital spot on the plane's mechanical arrangement for the raider had to volplane to earth and was captured along with his com- panion. Both men had been wounded by the American rifle- men. To examine the assessment was down today, back came the quest for a number As the public re- sumes the use of the phone, it is prob- able that it will be impossible for the to givf the unusual service that was afforded today. It is as- sured, however, that the strike is broken, so far us Woodland is con- cerned and the service will iu- (rease in efficiency From Sacramento this afternoon came the report that strike breakers have been secured to start work in Woodland this evening or tomorrow, if their service is needed. I LOCAL COMMITTEE BUSY. M. II. Stift and J. Musgrove, who weie named by the supervisors and Woodland city trustees yesterday to coaler with the telephone company's iepi-esentative and the local girls i quit the switchboards, today appointed I J. L. Stephens, banker, as a third member of the committee. Stitt wa.s chosen chairman and through .Mrs. n More h-e arrang- for a meeting ot" the loca! strikers early this evening. After a conference the operators the committee will I seek a consultation with the telephone company. COMPROMISE SlJGGnSTICn Tt is understood that ;he local girls -'favor a compromise and would accept than the a day wage schedule being demanded the unions. Sym- j.'pathy generally is with the girls who are out in the hope that they may ob- books, tain a better wage. i and equalize the assessments of erty, the Yolo hoard of supervisors j The Farm Owners and Operators will be In session from time to (National Association, started recently until July 21. The board will at Stockton, is making a campaign ciato as a board of equalization. for members. INEWSPAPERif INEWSPAPERif   

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