The following items were taken from the March 20 through 26, 1910, Examiner.
Two directors are to be elected to the school board to fill the terms of John W. Davis and R.D. Mize, which expire. It is the effort of the people of the school district to keep the school board out of politics. In order to do this, the practice has been for the board to place on its ticket the men named at the democratic and republican conventions, each party naming one candidate and the two names go on the ticket for election. This has made the board of three democrats and three republicans.
William Z. Hickman who owns property fronting on Noland street, offered to dismiss his suit against the city if the city would agree to a 50 foot roadway instead of a 60 foot one. He said the latter as proposed by the city, would take up a tree he prizes very highly. Mayor Jones said it meant a matter of only 2 1/2 feet to Mr. Hickman. No agreement was reached.
Miss Carey Carroll asked that the proposition to construct sidewalks in front of the Vaile place be held up at least a month. Judge Anderson opposed the proposition. On call of vote the motion failed to carry. Miss Carroll objected to the loss of her trees as contemplated in the improvement.
Edward Payson Weston, the champion long distance walker of the world, spent Wednesday night in a boarding house at Atherton. He arrived there at 10 o’clock from Kansas City, walking on the Santa Fe Track. He left Atherton Thursday morning at 6:15. He passed through Sibley at 8:35 and was soon on the north side of the river trudging on toward Chicago.