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Ironwood News Record (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Ironwood, Michigan record volume 34 number 11 Ironwood gig Eric county Michigan saturday May 17 1919 tampered with mail boxes gets 2 years Louis Sopko sentenced to National training school for opening lock boxes at Post office two years imprisonment at the National training school for boys at Washington d is the penalty Given Louis Sopko 17 years of age for tampering with the mail boxes at the Ironwood Post office Early in August 1918 Sopko was arrested for breaking into the lock boxes at the Post office in his confession of guilt Sopko said that he had been hanging around the Post of fice for several weeks and that he often opened the lock boxes and stole pieces of postal matter a number of Bank checks and personal checks were taken by the youth but he was afraid to Cash them several stolen checks for Small amounts had been cashed by Sopko at Hurley it was Learned shortly after his arrest on August 13 1918 Sopko escaped from the City jail Here by filing through one of the bars of his cell an Effort was made to find him at the time but nothing was Learned of him until word was received Here in april that he had been arrested at Eveleth Minn Truettner Brogan bonifas Kelly and Williams county roads and Mcnicholas mad son Fox and Pantera Berg Williams Holt Matthews and Lutey commercial club not to get Chautauqua directors of commercial club fail to sign contract for summer attractions Ironwood will have no Chautauqua this summer under the sole auspices of the Ironwood commercial club to bring an Independent Chautauqua to this City in june or july was rejected by the Board of directors on wednesday evening the Chautauqua planned for the City carried such nation known speakers county Board committees w f Truettner has appointed the following committees of the county Board of supervisors for the coming year Madson my Nicholas Fox Matthews Trevarthen Forsberg claims and Nicholas Kelly Davis Helli and Holt court House jail and Davis Helli Williams Drazkowski and Pantera infirmary and county Lerza Kilponen Lein Hellen county officers Madson Drazkowski bonifas Davis and Holt contagious Forsberg Lutey Matthews and Kilponen Fox Drazkowski Hellen and Lein Judi As a governor Hanly of Bishop Henderson of the Indianna methodist Church Adam Bede Lieut and one or two of the Best Notts known speakers of the Catholic Church in America the decision of the directors of the club has met with More or less criticism by a number of members some have voiced their approval of the action on the grounds that was too Large a sum to raise for a Chautauqua for Ironwood if the City of Ironwood can afford to give a Street carnival As week they to a dirty did several years ago at the time of the Home coming Celebration there seems to be Little reason for doubting that the City would fail to support a Good clean said one Man who is a prominent member of the club i firmly believe that the woman club is the Only wide awake civic organization in the City and that that club in conjunction with churches of the City could take up this Chautauqua idea for the summer and make a great Success of it i am heartily in favor of some plan which would Point to that mines of City Worth nearly tax commission reduces value of mines in City county valuation raised by nearly is the value placed upon the mines of go Gebic count for taxation purposes for the year 1919 according to the figures of the state tax commission which held a hearing at the court House at Bessemer on tuesday the values placed on the various Iron properties were presented to the mine owners and officials and in All but one or two isolated cases will be the assessments upon which the taxes of the county will be levied this fall in 1918 the assessed valuation of the mines was less than in 1919 in the City of Ironwood the valuation of the mines is placed at 243 As compared with in 1918 a deduction of the mines of the Oliver and Tow site companies have been reduced nearly As compared with last year while the Newport and Ashland properties Are increased by More than the value of the real estate prop erty in the City of Ironwood owned by the mining companies is placed at by the tax commission the Oliver Iron mining co has a valuation of placed upon its property in this class while the Newport has the value of the Oliver personal property is and the Newport the values placed upon the mines of Ironwood by the tax commission Are per year in and Vance what the Council did a accepted resignation of Best chairman of Board of pub4 he works 5 accepted resignations of Gus and Adolph Mueller police and fire Swanson members of commission accepted resignation of Peter Lofberg supervisor of the fourth Ward h appoint Roderick Mcdonald member of Board of Public ratified 4 appointment of or a h r Derson and Claude Larson to members of police and fire approved 4 election of Richard Lutey As from fourth Ward heard two claims for person Al injuries due to alleged faulty mrs Boehme who was in charge of the women work in the county and mrs Robert King chairman of the City organization for women was most commendable with their corps of workers practically every Idle Dollar was mustered for service in the past two Loans and brought to do its duty in the big Job which was so happily finished Over there it didst even wiggle Sergt r f thalner was kind sidewalks acted upon 16 sewer sidewalks petitions for Gas and a our line of fresh fruits and vegetables include All afford among today Good things fancy Klondike strawberries oranges bananas grape fruit fancy Wax Beans asparagus Ripe tomatoes Green onions new Spring beets and carrots Sullivan Coumbe Given As follows for the and 1919 1918 years 1918 1919 Norrie total the total value of the mining prop erty exclusive of stockpiles for the mines of the City is the commission for some reason gave no value to the Ash and mine surface property while the Oiver was assessed the Newport 950 and the Tow site the Ironton mine of the Corrigan Mckinney co suffered the biggest boost in value of the mines in Besse Mer township the tax commission valuation of of the property As compared with in at the Eastern end of the Range the Plymouth mine property was raised from an assessed valuation of in 1918 to this year the Wakefield Iron co prop erties were raised an even million dollars this year while the entire mining properties in Wakefield town ship were Given a valuation nearly greater than last year the total valuation of the county As assessed by the commission is divided among the cities and townships As follows 1918 1919 Erwin Besmer twp Bessemer Wakefield j passed Bills amounting to r granted permission to Standr Ard Oil co to erect storage tanks filling station and offices East Side of Lake Street ordered the proposed new r sewer for the business District to started at once Cost proximately referred health report to sewers and Spring health work to sanitation committee ordered Board of Public works to proceed with construe4 Tion of feet of Cement walk and curbing construction 5 ordinance regulating and motor vehicles used in service read by title r and Laid on table until next ing for action adopted resolutions ing the City attorney to prepare an ordinance relative to the lation of circuses and paddlers ordered City attorney to take Steps to have Crossings opened r 1 up at Marquette and Curry r streets Over Railroad rights of Way judiciary committee and City 4 attorney ordered to report emendations for amending City charter j enough to explain an instrument to us while we were in the meteorological department the other evening says a correspondent from Gieres France in his dissertation on the remark ably delicate instrument Sergt Thal Ner said Why Man this Donkey is so balanced that it will Register the passing of a dark my eyes opened wider with astonishment just then a Darkey labor battalion passed the door on one of their noisy jaunts to their stage of action i watched the instrument closely As the negroes went by and the darn thing didst even Barma fire Deputy pleased with conditions Here Ironwood fire chief strictly observes All regulations says Deputy fire inspector that the precautions against fire Are strictly observed and that conditions Are far better Here than in any other City in his District regardless of size is the opinion of Edward Par Rish Deputy state fire inspector of Laurium who made his semiannual trip of inspection through Ironwood this week Ironwood needs to feel proud Over her record of the past year As far As i am Able to learn the chief of the ire department Here is enforcing every regulation in the entire scheme of the fire prevention said inspector Parrish and the people of the City May feel elated Over the re sults fire drills for record time were Field in the schools of the City this week As one of the features of the fire prevention program ordered by memorial Day Observance a Parade of the veterans of three wars and a program at which j v Brennan former superintendent of schools Here will be the principal speaker Are the features of the Mem orial Day Observance in this City on Friday May 30 arrangements Are being rapidly completed and a detailed program will be available As soon As the various committees submit their plans to the citizens staff of the City appear to be in favor of the new project and it is believed that favourable action May be expected at an Early meeting of the Board governor signs fight Bill ten round boxing bouts were legalized in Michigan when gov Sleeper signed the Dafoe boxing Bill on wednesday among the other Bills which the governor has signed Are the Miles measure providing that women shall be Given equal pay with men for Aqua work and the Bill increasing circuit court stenographers salaries the state to abolished several records were is perhaps the most sensational one being at the Central school where 900 children left the building in two minutes the results at the other schools in the City were St Ambrose three Story 270 children 1 minutes l l Wright 450 pupils 1 minute North Side 325 pupils 63 seconds a Lanfear Norrie 830 children 1 minute 50 seconds Aurora 190 Chil Dren 1 minute Newport 347 Chil Dren 50 seconds Oliver 400 children 75 seconds soldiers meeting the returned soldiers of this Community Are urgently requested to at tend a meeting at the Ironwood com Mercial club rooms monday evening May 19 at arrangements will be made at that time for the part which the returned soldiers will play in the memorial Day program total the assessed valuation of the min ing properties of the Range for 1918 and 1919 Are for your flashlights batteries Etc use Only for Sale at the City drug store opposite the City Hall Mcleod Avenue carrying Protection against fire loss to your new car is just As important to you As House and furniture insurance consider the great risk you take without it be sure to secure this Protection before you make your first trip ask us about the terms and the Best companies h m Erickson go Gebic National Bank bldg Ironwood Michigan Al Sib Al Al 1918 1919 Anvil asteroid l Davis Eureka Geneva Ironton 1 Kew Enaw j Puritan Royal of 1918 1919 Houghton Morgan Palms Tilden Winona Yale 1918 1919 s Section 13 1918 1919 Castile Plymouth Mikado Pilgrim 1365243 Pike sunday Lake waked Iron co j Morgan Jones Laughlin to Purchase a new fair site to Purchase a new site for the go Gebic county fair society is the con text of a petition which is being Cir emulated in Bessemer and Wakefield and which is receiving almost the unanimous support of the people of the Eastern end of the Range i the petition will be presented to the Board of supervisors at its next meet ing although the exact location of site asked to be purchased is not mentioned in the petition it is understood that the people of Bessemer desire a site Midway Between Bessemer and Ironwood in close proximity to the county Road and the interurban line a majority of the supervisors in Bessemer and a number in Ironwood county gives in fifth loan drive Ironwood Over subscribes its quota by More than 100 per cent in last of Bond issues Ironwood and go Gebic county went Over with a subscription of 000 in the fifth and last of the lib erty Loans according to the figures which Are being rapidly compiled by George e Oconnor chairman of the loan Board for go Gebic county not Only did the county overdub scribe its quota by 100 per said or Oconnor but we were the first county in the entire ninth Federal Reserve District to report an overdub Ironwood subscribed 3 00 towards the fifth loan which was the original allotment Given the county when the drive opened Bessemer with subscribers Worth of Bond Wakefield with 888 subscribers pledged for the railroads and the remaining parts of the county with a total of 1696 sub scribers bought Worth of the government Issue the largest single subscription in the county was the United states steel corporation this organization through its Federal agents took a Block of which was credited to go Gebic county through the Duluth Oliver Iron mining co subscribed for Worth of Bonds that amount also being credited to go Gebic county the Newport the newest things to Wear in Wash goods a and coloured mining it was unofficially Learned had subscribed for Worth of Bonds but what portion was to be credited to Ironwood could not be obtained from the local offices officials of the Bond organization in the Federal District Are highly elated Over the showing in go Gebic county and the efficient organization Here has been the recipient of Many letters and telegrams of congratulations chair Man Rogers of Minneapolis sent the following wire to or Orion nor this week extending a glad hand of Praise to him in these words go Gebic county first in the ninth District to Complete oversubscription of 100 per cent you and All Mem Bers deserve greatest credit i shall give go Gebic county ample be sure to give the women ample credit for their great work in All of the Bond said or Ocon belated returns of their work is still coming in at the Banks Here and i believe that when the final figures Are reached the will have Given nearly to the govern ment during the last loan we Over subscribed our allotment by More than 100 per cent and turned Over to the Federal Treasury to finance the War for this work the women Are largely to declares the coun1 to chairman the Earnest efforts of Phis store is ready to show you the newest prettiest and dainties novelties that Are Authora Tive in fashions eyes and have been selected with the style features Quality and reasonable pricing in mind you can select Here now just the fabrics for your Dainty warm weather dress from the plainest to the most elaborate with All the trimmings and accessories including patterns to make them up we suggest you shop Early while the stocks Are at their Best Davis Fehr

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