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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - April 28, 1921, Williamsport, Indiana Of Arrea of Katy july 16 so a review Republican leading per 0�z Warren county new series vol. 7, no. 29 Wiltil Jyi sport Indiana thursday april 28, 1921 j. H. Stephenson editor six in big ours do secret a examiner approves allowance of $19,108 to assist in Selling Bonds Attica Indiana wednesday april 20.�?a transaction by which the state Highway commission last june supplied a total of $19,108 to assist Fouchain county in Selling Bonds for the purpose of constructing a Bridge Over the Wabash River Here entirely on a county contract and which has been k it secret by that department and by the state Board of accounts was disclosed Here today. This adds to the Long list of questionable expenditures made under the direction of l. H. Wright director of the commission whose resignation will be demanded at a meeting of the newly appointed Highway body at Indianapolis tomorrow. It is the first instance however in which it has been revealed that the commission is assisting in building purely county projects. The transaction was kept secret according to Charles Zeigler a Meni ber of to commission who lives Here and who urged that it be made at the request of Jesse e. Eschbach chief examiner of the state Board of accounts. Or. Eschbach according to or. Zeigler agreed to approve the transaction quot just this one time quot on condition that it be kept secret so that every other county in the state would not request the same kind of assistance on its Public works. of the Board of accounts Are now looking into the matter with a View of making a report within a Short time. Wai Ien county refuses to cooperate the Fountain county commissioners on petition of a number of citizens of Attica and of other parts of the county decided to build the Wabash Bridge. The Bridge connects Fountain and Warren counties but Warren county refused to cooperate. Following this decision Bonds bearing an interest rate of 5 per cent were issued to cover the Cost of constructing the Bridge which was placed at $272,540.31. An attempt was made to sell the Bonds at both Chicago and Indianapolis without Success. Finally however the Meyer Kiser Bank of Indianapolis agreed to buy the Bonds if the county would agree to pay a Bonus of 522,Hod. At this Point the Highway commission came into the Deal. Or. Zeigler according to his own statement placed the matter before the commission and asked that it assist to the extent of paying this Premium. It was finally agreed that the com Mission should pay $19,108 and that the contractors Standish amp it Chicago Bear the remainder. Ivio Nej Foi Bonus Borrower from Banks the Bonus was to be paid by the contractors in its entirety and the Highway commission was Fien to reimburse the contractors in the amount agreed upon. The Money with which to pay the Bonus was borrowed by the contractors from three Fountain county Banks the fsr Mera and merchants state Bank of Attica the Central National Bank of Attica and the citizens Bank of Covington. No interest on the Loans was charged by any of the Banks. Or. Zeigler the moving Factor in the transaction is president of the Farmers and merchants Bank. The contractors then proceeded to ship material to the Bridge site engineers of the Highway department checked it up and the Bills were sent to Indianapolis where they were paid by or. Wright until they reached the total agreed upon. This Money was then turned Over to the Banks in payment of the loan. Signed contract the contract which was entered into by the contractors and the Highway commission is dated june 13, 1920, and reads As follows quot the Indiana state Highway commission hereby agrees to pay to Standish amp $19,108 upon presentation of Bills for material bought by them and used in the construction of the Bridge across the Wabash River at Attica ind., said Bills to be approved by Standish amp and o. A d by the state inspector in charge. Quot this contract is entered into with the understanding Between Standish amp and the state Highway commission that the contract entered into Between the county commissioners of Fountain county and Standish amp contractors is to be completed according to contract and to time cd specifications of contract. Quot signed l. H. Wright director. Quot Standish and , s. S. Standish w. F. quot we hereby Transfer l assign All right title and interest in above contract to the Farmers and merchants state Bank of Attica ind., to the Central National Bank of Arica ind. And to the citizens Bank of Covington ind. Quot signed. Standish amp . S. S. Standish w. F. the minutes of the Highway department show that this contract was approved july 13. This entry follows quot moved by or. Zeigler seconded by or. Crawford that the contract with Standish amp Chicago 111., for $19,108 for material to go into the Attica Bridge be approved. Motion in this Way the state Highway commission without warrant in Law made a present to Fountain county of the sum of $19,108 and kept it secret so that other counties would not receive the same kind of a gift. Wright and Zeigler s attempt to justify in justification for this action both or. Wright and or. Zeigler Point out that the Bridge is on a state Highway and As such is a part of the state Road system. They take the attitude that the county is making a gift to the state of the Price of the Bridge less the amount paid by the state. In justification of the county s action in going ahead and constructing the Bridge instead of waiting for the state to do it or. Zeigler declared that there was a serious necessity for a Bridge immediately and if those Back of the project had waited for the state to act the Bridge probably would not have been built at Attica but further Down the River. This transaction whereby the state aided in a purely county project was not reported by the state Board of accounts in its report two months ago in which it charged the Highway department with Gross extravagance. It is not reported despite the fact to at the transaction took place More than six months previously and during the year for which the report was made. While the report purported to set out All the dealings of the Highway commission whether right or wrong this was not made daily times. Not seen last race Ira Vail will be on deck this year in reply to the above those who know something of the inside Workings of How and with what promises the new Bridge at Attica was obtained Are not surprised at any of the revelations. Luke Wright As the guest of Charles Zeigler inspected Fountain and Warren county roads in the fall of 1919, and during this inspection these two evidently came to More than one agreement for at that time the Bridge was guaranteed by Attica and Luke Wright guaranteed the state Highway Road to pass through Attica and Warren county was absolutely ignored. In fact Luke Wright took Attica citizens with him to inspect the probable route through Warren county inspire of the fact that he had promised on two occasions to make no inspections of Warren county routes without first notifying the committee of thei Farmers association that they might be Able to show Wright the most desirable routes. Lulled into a passivity by these empty promises the Farmers committee awaited word from or. Wright until a Day they Learned that or. Zeigler and his crowd had by their manipulations put something Over. The purpose of the Highway Law is to connect All county seats and towns of five thousand inhabitants. The town of Attica is not a county seat. And the last census proved that she is Only about 62 per cent of a City of 5,000. Yet through secrecy and deceit and who knows what promises the state Highway was Given to her and Williamsport is to be Side tracked. The entire purpose and spirit of the Law is being evaded and abandoned that one town through Rotten politics should steal the just rights of another. But you see it had to be done or to use or. Zeigler s words quot the Bridge would have been built further Down the Well at least we know Indianapolis kept me out of the running last year because my car was not finished but i be already started work on my car for the coming event quot wrote Ira Vail wealthy race Driver in filing his entry for the ninth International 500-mile race to be held at the Indianapolis motor Speedway monday May 30. Vail has been travelling a fancy clip a events on the coast and has recently annexed three 100-mile events. He is a talented Driver and is always an added attraction in any race he end ters. Although very wealthy Vail has been a stanch Follower of the racing game for years and says quot it s like the smell of sawdust to a circus performer when any Driver gets a whiff of the burning Castor Oil he just has to climb into a race car and get fed up on Ira has t named his car yet he says he will have to wait and think up a Good one quot for his machine this year. The Chassis is being constructed by Harry Miller of los Angeles famous As a builder of racing carburettors while a Duesenberg eight inline motor will undoubtedly Power Ira Vail s Job. He was entered in the event last May but his car could not be completed in time to enter Competition. He plans to be one of the first to reach the Indianapolis track Thig Spring to prepare for the 500-mile dash. Vail was but a youth when he stamped himself As a Star Driver in the metropolitan cup race at Sheepshead Bay in 191�. His first trip to the Indianapolis track was in 1919, and he placed fourth at the wheel of a Hudson. He won his spurs in the racing game in the closing weeks of the 1915 season but established a whirlwind clip the following year. Vii is a Heady unassuming Driver and you would hardly know he was about the race course if you waited for him to speak. But he visually makes his presence known by Heady consistent driving. Where or. Zeigler stands and on top of this comes the announcement that every foot of the state Highway in Fountain county is to receive Federal Aid this year. We suppose that Means the roads Are to be paved. Evidently the Attica Bunch is working fast before any change can be made in the location of the Road. Evidently or. Zeigler s pull or whatever you want to Call it is still working Good. With a Man with such a pull upon the commission and being so close Home if anything More Rotten is to be handed Warren county we a ill at least know where to look for the sources there never was a better time to contest the acts of some of our state officials in regard to this Highway muddle and to get a True unbiased interpretation of what the Law really intended than right now. One has to laugh when he sees the state Board of accounts caught in the mesh. There Are a few persons yet in the state who believe the state Board of accounts is always right. They really do not know that that Sante Board of accounts has for several years tried to function As the legislative judicial and executive branches of our state government. They have even tried to say who should and who should not run on our state tickets As Long As they have control whether a Law or not their rulings shall be taken As the Law. Anyone who assumes so much Power will eventually think they Are All Power. It is a sort of self hypnotism. That is the trouble with the state Board of accounts. They think that if they put Over anything without the Sanction of the Law there will be no one to dare to queston their actions. Taking the whole question in consideration we wonder into what it will develop. A City s ambition at any Price connived with a state commission the state commission causes that Paragon of Virtues the state Board of accounts to take its first ? misstep and now we All wait anxiously the next development. It is our candid belief that the governor should not have made the open season for resignations so Short and while the season was open should have used the official shot gun More than he did. There is one thing certain he can open the season whenever he wants to. We wonder if he will. Lee Hildebrand of Attica dead Lee Hildebrand one of Attica s Best known business men died suddenly at Lakeview Hospital Danville iii., Friday evening at 7 40 o clock and the body was taken to a Utica for funeral and burial. Or. Hildebrand had been at the Danville Hospital for eight weeks taking treatment for stomach trouble but was apparently on the Road to recovery and expected to return Home soon. Friday afternoon his con Dit in took a turn for the worse and he died before his wife who was hastily summoned could reach his bedside. Or. Hildebrand was the proprietor of quot the electric shop quot in Attica and was held in High esteem. He was born on a farm East of the town 44 years ago a son of Marion Hilde Brand. Before embarking in business he was employed at the car Coupler Plant. His widow who was formerly miss Effle Jennings survives together with two daughters Ruth and Florence three Brothers. Will of Monte Vista colo., Joshua of Springfield 111. Formerly of Lafayette and James of Muncie and a sister miss Flora Hildebrand of Attica. Warren county boys and girls win Purdue trip the county winners in the boys and girls clubs in Warren county for last year will attend the Purdue club round up next week. The following Are the members who Are entitled to the trip Erma st. John Adams township. Calf Breeding club. Alice Benson Warren township. Calf feeding club. Joseph Franklin Medina township pig i ending club. Gladys Byers Jordan township pig Breeding club. Kenneth Hall Adams township poultry club. Melvin Bowlus Pike township. Corn club. Mabel Stingle Adams township sewing club. Marie Bowlus Pike township Canning club. Ray Cundiff Adams township Rabbit club. The round up lasts from May 3 to May Goth. The time will be spent in classes demonstrations lectures with some time each Day for exercises and games. Miss Darr of the county agent s office will have charge of the boys and girls for the week. H. H. Madaus county agriculture agent. April �e1 of court medium sized docket Wili be Given close attention by judge Berry leading woman of Attica Dies suddenly Attica ind., april 21.�?mrs. Etta Green wife of a. P. Green Well known business Man of Attica died suddenly this morning at her Home. She was stricken with apoplexy at s 30 o clock and died at 10 without regaining consciousness. Mrs. Green was among the Best known women of Attica always taking an Active part in All club work. She was a vocalist of great ability and was a Leader in musical circles. She was president of the musical Art society and was also an Active member of the monday afternoon club. She took a prominent part in organizing and carrying on the work of the woman s Republican club. Mrs. Green was born in Rossville 111., and came Here at the time of her marriage. She is survived by her husband two sons c. Lewis Green Well known attorney of Attica Philip Green a student at Depauw University a daughter miss Esther Green a student in the Attica High school and four Sisters mrs. Viola Chamberlain of Chicago mrs. Mai Yallen of Hoopeston iii. Mrs. Lena Ray of Harmony Minn. And mrs. Hattie Morrow of Elgin iii. Indiana Wool growers meet Farmers meet saturday May 7th two boys drown sunday Oral Alonzo Dalton aged 20, of Mitchell ind., and Walter Glenn Arnold aged 18, of Morristown ind., two Purdue students were drowned sunday afternoon in the Wabash River at Lafayette within Twenty minutes of each other and Only about three quarters of a mile apart. The Young men were Canoe Riding in two different canoes and owing to the High wind prevailing that Day the Waves were rolling High and both boats were overturned causing their deaths. Their companions escaped by swimming to the Shore. The Warren county Farmers association will have their regular monthly meeting on saturday May 7 the. Several matters will be brought before the members at this meeting chief among these being the county Wool Pool and a program plan of the state federation will be presented. As this will be an important meeting every member is urged to be present. The Board of directors will meet at 10 00 a. M. And the general meeting at 1 30 p. M. Frank a goodwins pres. Oscar w. Larm Secretary. Shower of meteors May be seen june 27 Berkeley cai., april 24.�?a meteoric Shower May take place about june 27. If the Pons Winnecke periodic Comet at present approaching the Earth has meteoric material in its Wake it was announced yesterday by prof. A. O. Leuschner of the astronomy department of the University of California. The Shower May be somewhat spectacular prof. Leuschner said. Files suit for divorce Irvin Wolfe who was married in Covington the 24th of last december to Dorothy Tash who he afterwards Learned was but 15 years old last week filed suit in Danville 111., asking that the marriage Bonds be dissolved. Wolfe claims that he was informed of the girl s tender years two Days after their marriage and that he immediately separated from Democrat. On monday april 18th, a meeting was held in the court House in Lafayette at which representatives of Wool growers and county agents from 10 counties around considered the Wool marketing problem. The co operative plan of marketing by the county Pool was presented by or. Walker of the Ohio Wool growers association. This plan has proven very successful and while the prices of Wool have been comparatively Low the past year the Ohio Wool growers association has been Able to sell Wool within a few months after reaching the storage House at comparatively reasonable prices. The Warren county Farmers were represented at the meeting by a committee of five men interested in Wool and the county agent. The Ohio marketing plan was favourably received by the different counties and the Warren county representatives endorsed the plan. The plan will be presented to All the members of the Warren county Farmers association at a regular meeting on saturday May 7th. Everyone interested in marketing their Wool is urged to be present at this meeting. The april term of the Warren circuit court convened monday with a fair size docket to occupy the court s attention. On the docket there Are sixteen state cases and 92 civil cases to be tried. Among the civil cases Are Only six Case.3 for divorce and one of these is a Case brought to this county on a change of venue from Fountain county. There Are also 34 suits on debts to be tried besides a few suits on prom Ivory notes and nine suits for damages. Monday and tuesday were occupied by the judge in setting cases for trial and the following cases have been set for the following dates a. ,. It a a cases set for trial Cadwallader Telephone co. Is. Attica Telephone co., injunction dismissed Cost paid. By Illiam t. Burnett it al is. M. Augustus Judy debt dismissed. Delia m. Pence administer matrix of estate of Frank r. Pence is. Delias m. Pence it al set for May 6. State of Indiana sex Rel Homer b. Dal Bey is. The town of state line City Warren county set for May 18. Fred a. Buck is. Solomon Hart Man damages set for May 9. John of Judy is. Jam6s karts debt ruled to answer May 2. A Nancy Gooden is. John d. Goodea divorce set for May 12. Mary a. Cook is. Edward o. Larch and Cyrus Evans foreclosure dismissed. Herman Moore is. John to Lea it al debt set for May 10. Lemuel Shipman is. Bower Manf g co., debt set for May 4. Wentworth Crane is. James Wil. Son debt ruled to answer second monday. Bernard n. Batta it al is. Albert Johnson at al set aside contract set for May 2. Frank j. Wilstach is. Samuel a. Dutcher it al dismissed. William o. Finch is. C. W. Pearce damages ruled to answer 2nd monday. Arta m. Ryan is. Moses m. Ryan set for May 12. Lee Kincade it al is. Mary a. Smith it al ruled to answer on 2nd monday. Fred a. Ray is. Anna m. Ray set aside decree set for May 12. Warren county Bank is. Logan a Etnire defaulted. Roy Maddox amp Clarence j. Hile is. Samuel Cronkhite debt dismissed. Warren county Bank is. Anna Ferguson and de. Ferguson suit on note dismissed. The Sheffer saddlery co. Is. Ira Cadwallager debt set for May 16. Quot mama s affair quot tonight criminal docket heavy the criminal docket of the Fountain circuit court for this term is the largest in years. There Are Twenty cases for desertion and failure to provide for wives and children fourteen cases for Selling cigarettes to minors ten cases for permitting minors to play in Pool rooms nine cases for i Assing fraudulent checks and two cases for keeping gaming rooms. There Are Twenty nine divorce cases on the print Aneth Lair Yoa want eve in Eden first found the value of woman s quot nerves quot and Constance Talmadge learns the trick too in quot mama s affair quot which is the special attraction at the Odle theatre tonight Only. Something new something different a Constance Talmadge comedy along another fresh line. A she s the girl who pities her poor mama s nerves and runs for a doctor when she herself should be the patient. But like eve Long ago in Eden she gets Wise to the trick. And she beats eve at it too for All eve got was an Apple while Connie scores a i regular husband. Quot mama s affair quot was a riot on the stage but now with Connie in the Lead backed by the Brilliant wit of John Emerson and Anita Loos it s a pictorial pippin. In addition we will have another al st. John two reel comedy quot the window sues for is10,000 damages Robert r. Rodman an attorney of Hoopeston iii., filed suit in the circuit court at Danville 111., against the heirs of the Miles Odle estate for $10,000 damages. Attorney Rodman is suing on a contract for services As counsel in the will Case is net claim being $6,750 which he alleges is unpaid. The Case is scheduled to be heard in the coming May term of court

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