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Ironwood News Record (Newspaper) - August 16, 1919, Ironwood, Michigan News record volume 34 number 24 go Gebic county Michigan saturday August 16 1919 City buys mount a Len As memorial mount Zion purchased As memorial Park for soldiers and sailors on tuesday for a soldiers and sailors memorial Park mount Zion was purchased from k Gunderson Ironwood town ship on tuesday evening by the City Council for the Hill contains some 40 acres of land with its Purchase the Council recommended that be paid n Nemacheck for a right Otway through his land and one Dollar to Peter Lofberg deed for a Road through his property there was Little opposition to the question of purchasing the Park site but in revived the old problem of providing recreational grounds in the business District for visitors and shop pers to meet this question the Board of Public works was authorized to construct a band stand on the Library grounds and to provide benches for people wishing to sit Down the band concerts for the remaining part of the season will be held at the Library Park other business transacted by the Council was As follows allowed Bills to the amount of donated for decorating Pur poses for Homecoming week amended resolutions pertaining to opening of new streets Over rail Road rights of extended contract period of water Reservoir contractor for 90 Days ordered Issue of Worth of water Bonds adopted ordinance providing for Issue of Worth of sewer Bonds passed ordinance prohibiting construction of warehouses on North Western Spur near Central school accepted Liberty Heights and Lake Lawn plats to City of Ironwood ordered building committee to ask school Board and Northwestern rail Road officials to provide benches in their Parks for the Public j heart tag Day today is tag Day for states Crip pled children today is heart tag Day for the crippled childrens Benefit and the Young people of Ironwood will meet you at the Home and upon the streets with the plea have a heart and give the crippled children a there is no Price set upon the Little heart tags the contribution being optional with the individual although the request is made that the donation be As Liberal As possible this work is nonsectarian and is supported largely by free will gifts your gift will be most heartily appreciated and such funds As May be placed at the disposal of the Hospital school will be expended in such a manner As will do the most Good for the greatest number of these physically defective children they do not ask for alms of Gold nor things of lordly Worth they Only ask the right to share the labor of the Carli bound Over to u s court John Carli who was arrested on july 29 with ten cases of Beer in his Possession by a d Vandervoort of the Michigan state police appeared before United states court commissioner Harvey b Hatch at Marquette on tuesday and pleaded not guilty to a charge of smuggling Beer from Wisconsin into Michigan and was re leased on Bonds of to appear for trial at the september term of District court which will be held in that City heat and Sand flies will take a mans mind off most any other trouble pity the misguided Amateur Gardener who tries to live on the vegetables he raises Homecoming plans nearly Complete soldiers and sailors Celebration for week of aug 25 to 30 program attractive plans Are rapidly being completed were purchased from the Library Bureau but the attempt was soon abandoned the Board of trustees in 1899 secured from the Council an appropriation of for the reorganization of the Public Library miss iajh1uiy Ueng completed Mercia Hoagland with the assistance for the soldiers and sailors Home Somloi Carrie Nelson then the i Peryear in Advance peaches for Canning now is the time to procure fancy Elberto peaches for Winter use we Are just in receipt of a ship ment of fresh fancy fruit put up in Bushel baskets Sullivan Coumbe for your flashlights batteries Etc use Only for Sale at the City drug store opposite the City Hall Mcleod Avenue ing to be held the last week of August and it is expected that shortly a com plete program of the weeks festivities will be announced Treffie Bartlett is at the present time in Chicago awaiting to receive the air plane for the week his plans at present Are to travel via the air route to Ironwood he will be accompanied by Joseph Jareski who saw much service in the naval aviation service announcement will be made throughout the county the Day and hour that the flyers May be expected to arrive in Ironwood assurances were received this week that plenty of equipment and ammunition will be on hand for the Sham Battle which is being planned for thursday aug 28 at the fair grounds l e Meyers president of the Ironwood and Bessemer railway and Light co and general Leonard Wood of Chicago have been hot on the Trail of the War department this week and it is hoped that material will be received through their efforts boxing matches arranged okeefe Champion welter weight Boxer of the Navy and Charley Mccarthy Champion welter weight Boxer of the Canadian army will meet in the big Battle for boxing honors at the Ball Park on wednesday evening aug 27 both of the men have clean records and should put up a first class exhibition of boxing red Erspamer of Hurley and several other aspirants to boxing Fame Are being matched for preliminaries to the big show the boxing game was recently made Legal in Michigan by state statute and the people of the Range will undoubtedly be attracted to the ring Side by this fact and the fact that the game was one of the most popular in the army officials for the bouts have not been chosen but it is expected that local men will be seen in the ring As referee and time keeper shows hard to procure to obtain shows for the week appears to be the question that is perplexing Mostof the workers at the present time a l picker who has been in charge of the shows has been unable to obtain More than six Good attractions for the week he is confident however that during the next few Days he will be Able to get one or two Good shows from several circuits in this Vicinity a a Perrygo round a Ferris wheel and a whip have been contracted for while Sev eral cabaret attractions will come Here for the week Barbecue to be big affair committees in charge of the Barbe Cue have been Busy this week arranging the menus for the big feed at the fair grounds several tons of meet will be used in serving the Community and they will be cooked according to the latest rules approved by expert and sailors in uni form will be Given meals free while a medium Price will be charged to civilians and visitors who attend decorations Are elaborate h m Meyers who has the contract for the decorating of the streets of the City will Start to work Early next week several Hundred electric lights will be used in the decorating scheme and will greatly improve the City plans Are being made for the Erec Tion of a temporary Arch near the Post office for the week but nothing definite can be announced regarding it Barrian and miss Abigail Lyon took charge of the work and classified catalogued the Library according to the most improved modern Library methods on april 4 1900 j h Mclean received a letter from Andrey Carnegie offering to give Ironwood to erect a Library if Ironwood would pledge itself through its coun cil to pay annually for the maintenance of the Library the City accepted the proposition in 1901 three lots were purchased on the Corner of Aurora and Norfolk streets for the erection of the Carnegie Library Daniel Egan co of Ashland received the contract to construct the building the mayor appointed a committee of five consisting of j h Mclean j s Monroe Alderman j a Hoskins or h e Fox j o Hayes to take charge of the construction of the building the building was commenced in the summer of 1901 and completed in the Spring of 1902 the donated by or Carnegie for the erection of the build ing was found inadequate and an additional sum of was granted to Complete the building in january 1902 a committee was appointed by mayor d e Sutherland round House men go held at Lake Superior ports and most Back to their work of the big will be dropped at the end of the route As fast As they machinists and boiler makers return to work Friday morning machinists at the Railroad round houses at Ironwood Ashland and an Tigo returned to work yesterday morning conferences of the strikers and employers were held at Chicago on thursday and the men agreed to re turn to work pending a final Settle ment of their difficulties by officials at Washington the 220 members of the top Dock workers Union at Ashland and the members at each of the other Lake ports were still on strike yesterday with no settlement in sight and no Prospect of an Early resumption of work being considered stocking facilities at All of the mines Are being rapidly erected by All of the mining companies Here and All of the Ore which would have been shipped during the past two weeks is now being stocked to wait shipment upon the settlement of the strike the effect of the Dock workers strike on the Iron Ore movement and on the general Lake freight business is told of in the following Cleveland dispatch it is figured that considerable More than half of the bulk freight ers of the lakes will be Idle by the Middle of the week and their cargoes will be at the lower end of the route the Grain Coal and Stone trades will to arrange for the dedication exercises 0 and the Library was formally turned Over to the Public on May 26 1902 John Evans m j Oleary miss Susie Bates miss Carrie Nelson miss Esther Frederickson miss Edith Steele miss Emily Chisholm miss Esther Kronlund have served Asli Bra rians the following names appear upon the cites records As Library trustees l l Wright s s Curry m w Burt j j Wood John Speare m f Mccabe Andrew Hedin j a Mcleod j h Goudie w Goodland c e Miller f c Chamberlain e d Nelson f l Barrows h f Jahn mrs Norman Haire miss s Bates j h Mclean w Bayliss George d Hough h f Ellard r a Douglas be Bennett Henry Rowe f h Kearney p h Mullen George Brewer j m Bush Robert King mrs m Donovan and mrs g Coons in recent years the Library boards have seriously considered asking Andrew Carnegie for several thousand dollars to enlarge the Library to twice its present size and to provide for additional stack room and a lecture room nothing definite however was done on the proposition it is not known whether Steps will be taken at this time to obtain a nucleus for an endowment or building fund from the estate of the late Benefactor take care of some tonnage but with re shipments Cut off Many vessels ill be forced out of business when in labor trouble started at upper Ake ports Ore was moving at the ate of More than tons a Day will take some time to get the movement Back on that basis after souvenir Button is still being sold on the streets several thousand have already been disposed of and it is expected that through Che Sale of them most of the expenses will be met there Are still Many people who Are not wearing the Button a thorough canvass of the City will be made again next week and it is expected that before the big affair opens every family in the City will be rep resented in the Host of Button Wear the Brave fire Laddie does All he can to save prop erty but remember he is not called until a fire has started and some damage has already been done our insurance policies cover All loss by fire water and smoke better have one and protect yourself completely life Accident and health insurance also written in companies As Good As the Best h m Erickson go Gebic National Bank bldg Ikon Tood Michigan ers local Library gift of Andrew Carnegie citizenship easy for alien fighter new regulations for citizenship for returned soldiers and sailors announced soldiers who were not citizens at the time of the discharge from Mili tary service will find the Steps towards citizenship made easier for their Bene fit the county clerks office this week received notice that it was not Nec Essary for discharged soldiers to file the necessary declaration of intention or certificate of arrival in order to be naturalized the fees in connection with the process of naturalization Wil not be collected from the discharge however it will be necessary for the prospective citizen to appear be fore the naturalization examiner Anc be questioned regarding his knowledge of the organization and formation o the government of the country of his adoption men who have lost their citizenship or who Are anxious to become Citi Zens should make application at Onci to the county clerk and it is probably that they will be admitted during the coming term of the circuit court daughters St George meet Here aug 253 by free Library erected in 1901 gift from late Benefactor the death of Andrew Carnegie this week has naturally brought to the minds of older folks and children alike numerous questions about the organization and construction of the Carnegie Library in this City for Many years previous to the construction of the present building through the generosity of Andrew Carnegie the City Library was located in a Small room in the City Hall the Library at that time numbered about volumes most of the books be ing contributions and books largely antiquated the first librarian appointed was John Evans who assumed the librarians duties in addition to those of City recorder in 1892 an attempt was made to use some of Library methods adopting an accepted system of classification supplies he labor trouble is settled so get will lose considerable time fill Coal contracts the a Large number of vessels will be steamers arrive a number of vessels of the latter class Are already tied up at Cleveland Erie and other Lake Erie ports a few steamers have been brought Down Light for Coal but the owner will not take cargoes for the head of the lakes where the docks Are not working and the balance of the Trade will take care of Only a Small part of the Fleet running Light for Coal is not a profitable operation but to keep the Coal moving As rapidly As it comes Forward and not fall be Hind on contracts some of the owners will take cargoes Grain movement Light All the Stone will be carried by ves Sels of a few fleets and the Grain movement will be Light and very Uncertain owing to labor troubles in the railroads the movement from Lake Michigan ports was getting started in fair shape but there has been a big slump in receipts the last few Days owing to the Short car Supply part of the Fleet will be kept in commission during the interruption in the Ore Trade but few boats will get cargoes both ways steam is being kept up on steamers that have been dropped most of the men Are remaining on Board so the boats can be started on Short notice few go through locks the number of freight vessels go ing through the locks at the Soo continue to diminish each Day since Midnight tuesday night the Only freighters going through up to 10 Oclock yesterday were the Mcgregor and the Buckley going up and the passenger Steamer Juniata going Down the men employed on the locks Are working very Little and the locks Are opened and closed for Small launches something which is done very Seldom it was the practice to lock launches and Small Craft through with the Large Over 100 visitors and delegates expected Here during last week of August the 2gth annual convention of the daughters of St George will be Hel in Ironwood during the week of aug 25 itis expected that Over 100 Visi tors and delegates from the East to the West coasts of the country and from Canada will be Here during the week to take part in the meetings the convention will open on monday evening with a reception of delegates and visitors at the finnish Temperance Hall and will continue each afternoon and evening until the official business of the order is completed on wednesday evening a concert will be Given by local Talent at the finnish Hall no admission will be charged and delegates and friends will be invited during the week Sev eral automobile trips and theater Par ties will be arranged As entertainment for the women during their visit Here school Days Are near getting the Little folks ready is but a few Days off we have anticipated your needs in our Complete assortment of fabrics for fall and Winter Wear the wide Range of materials and designs which we have on hand purchased before the last advances makes the problem of childrens clothes a simple mat Ter As to selection and savings Advance Sale of ladies and mens underwear Many numbers priced under present Cost

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