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THE CHATTANOOGA NEWS, CHATTANOOGA, TENN., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1020.
WASSMAN TELLS OF YEAR'S WORK All Parks and Playgrounds Im proved by Department During 1920. 400KING AFTER KIDDIES (Y COMMISSIONER WASSMAN I Z Aa th eommlailoner of public utlll tie, stouiuu nd buildings, 1 will try concise way lo review what ha ptn done by my department during -Am ia well known the following- are under our sunn vmion: war ier, Jackson. Kat Lake, Cltliena Houston, Boynton, Montiiauu and Lin coln. Winner park la the umunement park. During the year the following ve oscn auueu: two new Duaehuii dia mond!, a new automobile road Inside we park, ao Unit machines can now duim on tne west side of the park, , boat wlng for the children, and an at traction -through the falls" has also Men added. All plana have been made for an un-to-date swimming pool, which win oe installed tnia year. -Lincoln Park for Colorado Our department haa bought live addl. tlonal acres for this park, which will give an athletic and baseball field. . Montague park has been gone ovet, and next summer can be used as a play ground, (or the people that live In that vicinity. J There haa been added about twenty- live new street lights In the parts of the city that needed them moat. The question of a municipal Ice plant nas neen passed on hy the city com nlaalon, and will be introduced by the member of the legislature of this legislature of this county, and 1 hope to put same Into operation next vear. if possible. If this plant is put Into operation, ice can tie delivered to the CJtltens at a fair price, - Our men jnder the sealer of weights Old measures department have ad justed many gaa. water, electric lights ml Ice complaint, confiscated many meaaurea and Inapected about 1,000 acali s during the year. Of course 1 realise that there are a great many thinga that can be done for the good of the parka, but It takes a great deal of money, and a ima.ll bond IjMue for the Improvement of parks would certainly help. I truat the com munity will aponaor audi an Issue. i am a. great Donever in smau piay grounda for children In the thickly populated aectiona of the city, and now B the time to make auch purchaaca before property bocomea ao high that ft will bo impossible to procure same. During the past year, through thla department, the people wero given free band concerts, two eaafc week. I hope to ht able to repeat the .same thing during the year of 1911, Now let n hoge for better and bigger thinga for our city during the year at Ml, MUCH WORK DONE ON COUNTY ROADS IN 1920 Hamilton county has accomplished a good deal In Improvement and eonslmc Uon of roada during 1010, the two 'uns eat projects are the concrete road be ing eonatmcted from Bodily to the Rhea county line ana the roada being built In the Fourth district (old James county.) During the first three month of the past year little was accomplished In i road construction due to the unfavor able weather condition. However, a ' non as possible work was begun In the Fourth district and during the course of the year thlry-fiv mile of road was eonatmcted, concrete bridge were bull, and other forma of Improve- j mont carried on. At various times dur ing the an miner and fall a fore of bout Son men waa employed on the read of old Jama county. I On July 1 work wa begun on the concrete highway which I to be built from Hoddy to the Rhea county line. To quote the report of the highway The News ' Modern Business Office H 1 B ISb as SJSjj laHllafl BHI0B iaVICi ssf - ' mEnU& $m& laaaa igaasBMaBV aaaaaa&A W-i M a Kl aaa lasx jsbb. sa ifo-rawTa Iff js1 rniii H S jj Bf Wmft w?W8M BVKKSUHKMHKpfu ' ' wk iflHBH fl lWv 1 i I liBBl 3 Ka. I aWIM It SHHaaBk P ffe vLMkSm V MWIl, LaDaaMnmCaan MB LaBteaaHaflaWaWaVSMV 1 LV I W MSi IgMLaaaBil LiisKK. aaV?lt WM : WSrSilS' 'aa.ratt TaaBfai W. " ' BZaV8''a..MIaMv BPj WUKSBmwKI wUtt9mtyfSsA B3w afll aaHaTrlaflVJ HH4IIHbbIbbA T?!B?T iaf!aalaBiaB . i ? """ M '" aBHu79vafl I BBsBBBBBUMraBaa?f'sB(sBBBB WnB HaflaaBLaf , !t 'T nfk C'TW eaaj ' H SOjUBSBBUSSBKM SjSE -aBBVMRVB vaam y'y.'-- Vf -p y : -'YASmPs'-J- -SBf -aa.taaa.llaaaBBP''' ' BHflBali IBhL. -aHaaBaaH Visitors cunuiiir into trie business office are wont to exclaim: "Wliy, this looks more like a bank oftice than a newspaper, it is so open and orderly!" And so it is. A steel counter runs the width of the front oflice. The private telephone exchange of The News is immediately behind the right-hand corner. By calling any of The News' telephone numbers, The'News' operator will be secured and will give connection with any of the departments in the building. In this office the accounting, circulation and advertising departments are partially housed. On the mezzanine floor shown in the background of this picture some of the display advertising men have their quarters. Air, sunlight, space these are the results of the new business office which now houses the "downstairs" of The News. commission to the county court, "thla is poHainiy tne gieatcal striae towards obtaining good roada ever made hy Hamilton county." Four miles of the highway have been completed begin ning at Hale Creek and running to a little south of Uakewell. ' Thua far, according to Judge Con ner, the concrete road has cost the county little, the county's quota of one-third of the expense being met by the use ef convict and road machinery. Tills Is thought to be a remarkable rec ord alnce $400,0(10 highway era seldom constructed without u bond leans for the amount. I'nder the agreement, Hamilton county was to pay one-thlnl of the coat, the state and federal gov ernment paying the other two-third. In 11120 addition to the road machin ery owned by the county were made consisting of three 10-ton caterpillar tractor, one 6-ton tractor, one concrete mixer, one lnin nkoval, on pump and various other -Small article of road machinery. ' V The usual routine Work of maintain ing present rondn was, of course, kept up during the entire year, the principal Item of this kind of work being repair to bridges. All bridge on the Dayton pike are now concrete or steel and a large number of culverts have also been put In when possible or avallulile. f RAILtM OFFICERS FOR YEAR At the lust regular business meeting of Lookout lodge, No. 211, llrotherhood Hallway Carmen of America, the fol lowing ofTlcer were elected for the en suing year: H. C, Patterson, president; S, II. Wright, vice-president; W. W. itlrk- pBtrlck, recording Secretary; O. W. Fuller, financial secretary; W. W. Hmlth, treasurer; J. H. Wood, guide; J. F Harris, warden; CI. W. Matheny, sentinel; T, J. Hlordan, ' chaplain: J, H. I'oe. L. K. Smith. O. C. Smith. trustee; W. K. Rowland, L. F. Rose and O. W. Fuller. local proctectlce board, RECORD OF LYNCHINGS COMPILED FOR 1920 It. R. Moton, Head of Tuskee geo, Issued Report Giv ing Details. Robert R. Moton, principal of Tuake gee Institute, ha Issued the following record of lynching for the pat year. He lay: "The department of record and research of the Tuakegee Institute show that there Were 66 instance In which officer of the law prevented I lynching. Of these, 10 were in north- ...... ...... .... da 1 i 1 .-in Bifiicn aiiu iv . i ii in uuiiiciiii state. In 43 of the cases, the pris oners were removed or the guard were augmented or other precaution taken. In 14 Instance armed force wai used to repel the wbuld-be lynchers. In 4 of these Instance the mob wore fired upon and as a result, T of the attack er were killed and several wounded. "There were 81 perona lynched in IS30. Of these. 62 were In the south and 9 In the north and west. This Is 22 led than the number, 83, for the year 181S. Of those lynched M were m groei and II were whites. One of those Put to death was a negro woman. Ellghteen, or less than one-third of those put to death, were charged with rape or attempted rape. Three of the victims wero burned to death. The charge against those burned to death were: Rape and murdor, 1; killing land lord In a dlsptite, 2. "The offense charged the whites were: Murder, 6; Insulting woman, 1; no charge except being n foreigner, 1; killing officer of the law, 1. The of fense charged against the negroes wero: Murder, d; attempted murder, 4; killing officer of the law, 6: killing land-1 lord in dispute, t; rape, 16; attempted rape, 3; assisting fugitive to escape, 3; wounding another, 2; Insulting woman, 2; knecklng down guard, escaping from chuingang and then returning and sur-1 rendering, 2; jumping labor contract, 1;. threatening to kill man, 1; cutting a man In a fight. 1; for receiving atay of death sentence because another con fessed crime. 1: peeping through win dow ut woman, 1; insisting on voting, 1. "The states in which lynching oc curred and the number in each state are as follows: Alabama, 7; Arkansas, Ii California, 3;'Florida, 7; Georgia, 9; Illinois, 1; Kansas, 1; Kentucky, 1; Minnesota. 3; Mississippi. 7; Missouri. 1: North Carolina. 3: Ohio. 1: Oklaho ma, tl South Carolina,, 1; Texas, 10; Virginia, 1; West Virginia, V georgianThoots self Albany, Ga., Dec. SI. John H. Slap pey, a prosperous farmer, and father of Jack Slappey, pitcher for the Phila delphia Americana and star on the Georgia university nine laat season, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head yesterday. Ill health is believed to huve caused the act. , THE DIXIE FLYER ROUTE All Tear Round, Solid Train Daily, Between CHATTANOOGA CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS AND FLORIDA The Nashville, Chattanoogaand St. Louis Ry. NORTHBOUND Lv. Chattanooga .,.1:t0 p.m. Ar. St Louis 7:40 a.m. Ar. Chicago 7:41 a.m. SOUTHBOUND Lv. Chattanooga 3:06 p.m. Ar. Jacksonville 8:20 a.m. Pullman dbservatlon and Drawing Room Sleeping Cars and Dining Car. For sleeping car reservations and full Informa tion call at the CITY TICKET OFFICE, 9th and Market St. Phones Main 464 and 1S6S E. J. WALKER, Dlv. Pass. Agt., the N., C. and St. L. Railway. DON'T BUY TRASH! You can get real hand-tailored Suits made here in Chattanooga Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed. 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