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SOUTH BEND-IN-19 13 EDITION.
FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1913 J 14 THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES. K U V ' r f $ A; --:i '-h-:;,'"; -vj F i-J.vV- .r.-r-V-. Vo I -"- i in m ijii , . - r-r i -Nw 1 18 INCH X 8 FOOT Ii.TIIE. South Bend Screw Cutting Engine Lathes are built in twenty-four sizes from 9 to 18 inches in swing and from 5 to 12 feet in length of bed. The small lathes may be operated by foot power. All our lathes may be operated by steam power or electric motor drive and may be equipped with gap bed, raising blocks, taper attachment and other accessories. The regular equipment consists of lathe, plain or compound rest, large and small face plates, two steel centers, center rest, follower rest, change gears for screw cutting, necessary wrenches and double friction countershaft. ' I I ' ' ' 5 f ll.il l.l I T II 111' It " : T---V, I, ,r "'v' - " "'ll t - 1 ii 1 -.Ll.--; f .UMjU..Wa.wA 1 r ' ' - i i & m w m m c a ' f I 10 LCU 21 LC1I GAI L.TUI1 ( - o Li ' V i ' 'i ' ''JVi'-!' i 1 V;v' . ' V ' i . 5 v. .-. v ; -. . ..V---V. . r - , i ,- - .M .; y'' v- v .n.jf South Bend Screw Cutting Engine Lathes are built for the working of iron, steel and metal of every description. They are used in the machine shop, the repair shop, the garage, industrial school and for general manufactur- For almost seven years our lathes have been producing results throughout the country and are building up an excellent reputation. Illustrated catalog describing our entire line together with prices may be had upon application. TTRMXG A STEML SHAFT. SOUTH BEND MACH INE TOOL CO 09 SOUTH BEND, IND. 'i 0 . , . . . ' " mamm mmmm I - I . rri !, lapr s no u u u u v leport Show Citv 11 y State of nn I (0 Interesting Upht on the many of ficial activities carried on in South Bend 13 contained In tho annual re port of Mayor Charles L. Goctz for tho year ending Icc. CI, 1?12, which i follows: KxecuUvo Department, City of South Bend, Indiana, January 1, 1913. To the Common Council of the City of South IScnd: Gentlemen: In transmitting this, my third annual otlicial communica tion, or mes?ugo, to the lcRi.sIativo branch of tho city government, I feel warranted in extending consrotula itions to till concerned upon the aus picious conditions under which this re view of municipal affairs Is made. It 13 gratifying to he warranted In saying1 that the peneral affairs of the city aro in excellent condition; that the publlo rervico has been faithful. 3ill-ent and e:ficient; that the mu nicipality's financial credit is deserv edly high: that tho community lias happily enjoyed immunity from epi demics: that tho pa,st year has been made notablo by way of conspicuous improvement conducive to the public welfare, and that the citizenship of the "Queen City of the St. Joseph Valley" haa valid reason for feclim? proud of Its eminence anion the most progressive and prosperous cities of tho state of Indiana. Jlonnl of lMiblii Works. Trie work done by and under the nuspices of the Hoard of Public Works durln the past year has been of such magnitude as to entitle it to a place ia the category of extraordinary Achievement. Four nnd two-fifths miles of street paving was done under rigid Fupervision. Hy this addition to what was done In preceding years Fouth Bend can now point to a total of sixty-two and three-tenths miles of modern paving. To the cits sewerage system six miles were added, making a total of 7 0.9". mile,. This remarkable showing is nt only a fourco of satisfaction and pride to our own people, but is the subject of most favorable comment by visitor's and tourists who periodically "come within our gates." It is cited as the most extensive paving and sewering of any city of its sle in the en tire country. Tbauty. utility and hcalthfulnes are inseparably- ass 'ci atedwith improvements ef this na ture. W. 11-paved and cleanly-kept streets attract the attention of so journers and are uniformly accepted cs -vIdrnee f a progrsie public spirit. Adequate s werae is ad Judged an irulispensable adjunct to a physically r rfet city and an es sential factor in the matter of c iu furt. convt-nience and health. Ftret ir:teresctions. the lmpert nr.ee and valu- of which must not be ignorerl or unler'st:ma!ed, hive had unusual .lttenti'Ti 1 : r i i. r the past year. Much was done and yet the outlay Involvrd in this work was kept within the ni".ierate sum of I. Since my I.u-t report there ha b- en erected at toe sugc stion of the board of ir.blic safety and under the super vision of tJi board of public works, a municipal lodging house so lomr uod jersift nt!y urg il by a ery large number jf representative citizens. Thus shelter has been provided for lhat c!a53 of unfortunates who havo no means to pay for a night's lodg ir.g and who, prior to this Introduction of a humanitarian place of refuge, could be cared for only' by being dumped into vacant cells of the po lice station. Street Department. It is a source of much pleasure to bo able to report favorably on the city's street department. Tho streets are kept clean and in good repair. Ilconomy is being, observed and ju dicious procedure pursued. The city gets full vahie for money expended by this department. During the past year 350 excava tions in streets and alleys were made systematically and under intelligent direction. ly these methods evenness in streets and alleys has been se cured. Unsightly depressions or vex atious ridges no longer disfigure our public thoroughfares. The civil en gineer gives especial attention to this service, with most gratifying results. Iloarxl of Public Safety. Police and tire departments reveal highly satisfactory and therefore grat ifying conditions. For the fire .de partment there has been installed an auto-chemical apparatus and chier's car K"th excellent additions to the department's equipment. Contracts have been entered into for a service truck and auto hoso wagon. The recommendation that each hose house In the city be provided with an auto hose wagon has much in its favor and shouhl be put into practical effect as soon ns the city's finances will admit of such betterment of tho depart ment's equipment. lllliciency is characteristic of both fire and police departments. Petty jealousies have been supplanted by the spirit of mutual helpfulness and co-operation. It cannot be otherwise than gratifying to the city at largo that its lire department is considered tho lest in the entire country. Its fame rests upon a solid and mb tantial basis. It has afforded assur ing protection to our great factories as well as to the humble homes of our artisans. The incendiary deviltry of professional firebugs has been met with heroic self-sacrifice and admir able devotion to public duty. Out of tho fiercest combats with the tire demon "our boys" invariably emerged with living colors proud conquerers antl victory-crowned heroes. When.- at times, a riotous spirit was manifested in any part of the city the Police department was prompt to ex i'M its repressive power. In such cases tho julicious handling of the police force elicited commendation even caw the part of those who are' ever ready to indulge in carping criticism. Ke sponses to calls have bee:i charaeter i: cd by alertness and vigor. The wholesome effect of police etHclency cannot well be over-estimated. It is conducive to the fostering of a sense of safety and security and the pleas urable enjoyment of Immunity from fear of molestation and injury. Park IVard. 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V - -' - - -'-J MAYOR CHARLES GOETZ. even partial compensation for the ex cellent service so unselfishly rendered. This board has made marvelous progress during the past year. It has added to the west side of Kaley park tv ty-five acres and a fraction, thus increasing the dimensions of that pop ular resort within a fraction of forty act es. To the Henry Studebaker park thirty-five acres have been added by purchase from the Henry Studebaker heirs. By this purchase this park now has a total area of almost forty acres. Its location and Its attractiveness add vastly to the desirability of that part of the municipality in its relation to the ereneral beautv of our much-admired city. A fraction of over four acres added to the Leeper park increases its dimen sions to a fraction over twenty-four acres. This popular resting place and pleasure and amusement ground has been further improved by the com pletion, of a driveway connecting with Riverside drive. This adds greatly to the appearance and convenience of Lee pet park and is certain to bo .high ly appreciated by the thousands of men. wmen and children who And delight in spending their leisure mo ments in this beauty spot along the shores of the St. Joseph river. Another appreciable addition to the city's pari: system is the acquisition of the Horn property on East Jefferson boulevard. By virtue of this addition Howard park now contains a fraction of over eicht acres. The beauty and benefits of this park are so generally recognized that its laudation Is in everybody's mouth. It is the pride of the city, the boast of its projectors, the joy of the buoyant youth, the charm of lovers of nature, the recrea tion spot of the weary, and tho grather-ing-place of those in quest of the in vigorating atmosphere of nature beauty's dominion. Litigation pertaining to Shctterley park has been adjusted. The result of this adlustment Is the addition of a beauty spot known aks "River Iront," alonsr Riverside drive. adding im measurably to the picturesaueness of that much-admired and much-frequented public highway. Pottawkttomie Park has been en larged by the addition of something over iwenty-two acres, by action of the countv commissioners. The size of this superb natural park ground now embraces a little over sixty-two acres. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wood generous ly donated 16 1-2 acres for the pur pose of continuing and extending the Riverside drive down the river. Hiram Kreighbaum and Christian Wenger in like manner manifested their public spiritness by donating five acres on Vistula av. for park purposes. Total number of acres Durchased for park purposes, 65 and a fracton. Total number of acres donated. 4 2 This makes tfn addition in all of 107 acres. City Water Works. Onlv those who have riven especial attention to the proceedings of the board of public works for the en largement and betterment of our city water works can havo an adequate conception of the magnitude of this undertaking. Those in charge had in mind not onlv the present needs of the city but its likely requirements for the next half century. No guess work was tolerated, no chances were taken as to anv Dart of the program. The best talent of the land was con sulted and emnloved. The total sum involved in this undertaking approx imates S200.000. With the exception of a $4 0,000 bond issue this amount will be paid out of the earnings of the water works. That this reconstruc tion .and enlargement of our water works mav be fullv understood, this summary is commended to careful study and consideration: Pumps Two new live million gal lon i Allis-Chalmers) hit:h duty pump ing engines and two new eight mil lion gallon low service fAllis-Chi-niers) pumps will be installed at the North pumpintr station within the nevt two months. These Dumns are the latest and most elllclent design and will be used to supply water for both lire and domestic purposes. Rollers Two new 3 00 horse power bolirs have been purchased. These boilers are modern in everv particu lar and will, when installed in con nection with the present bnliers, give the water works an etFicient and up-to-date steam plant havintr at total capacity of 9 OX) horsepower. Suction well. There is under con struction a suction well ft. deep by 20 ft. In diameter) through which the suction svstem will deliver water from all the wells. The ohct of this well is to maintain, as nearly as pos sible, a uniform depression in each of the wells throughout the svtem The suction svstem has been arranged so that the pumpintr encinos will pump directly from the suction well, thus, lowering the same whenever the rate of pumping exceeds the flow of the wells, and vice-versa, Welb3 Twentv new 10-inch wells have been put down into the artesian water bearing Ftrata and provided with strainers which can be easily removed and cleaned at any time wdthout unnecessary- inconvenience. Concrete reservoir A reinforced concrete covered reservoir, approxi mately 260 feet long bv ISft feet wide and 20 feet deep, is under construc tion. This reservoir will hold 6.000 000 gallons of water and will be used as a storage for fire reserve. This amount of water would b sufficient to supply twenty streams of water for 15 hours with no help, whatsoever, from the artesian wells. New Station A new station is be imr built around the old building at Leeper park. The station will be con crete, brick and stone, with steel roof trusses and tile roof, thus making an absolute fireproof buildincr Jt is not only of a substantial character but the design is. also, in keening with the park surroundings. Considerable care has been taken in regard to smoke abatement bv providing stok ers, coal and ash handling apparatus and the construction of a larpe smoke stack (7S Inches in diameter by 175 feet In height.) Citv Knrinorr. The earnings of the citv engineer's office amounted to 5fi.5Hfi.iO for the year Of these earnings the city en gineer was paid his salary of S 2,500. The margin of which the citv becomes the sole beneiiciarv. is a neat one and attests the wisdom of the change introduced with the incoming of the present administration. Under tho system formerlv in vogu he entire earnings. S . 5 r. G . 1 u. would have gone into tlie pocket of the citv -ngineer. Health Department. Tho board of health has maintained its ofiioioncy of the past anrt by its im partial compliance with .he law has materiallv added to the comfort of the people and merited the repeated commendations of the stit board of health for its activity alonir progres sive lines. The comnaign for pure milk has resulted in serving the peo plet with a better article than ever before. Contagious diseases have lxen held in cheek. No epidemic has been prevalent within the city limit?, due largely to the strict regulation of quarantine laws and their impartial execution. Croat strides have been made In the sanitarv conditions of food-producing industries bv frequent inspections and brttorment accom plished more bv educational method than by prosecutions. Wht early in the year threatened almost to develop into an alarming epidemic or virullant smallpox was confined entirely to the Isolation hospital demonstrating anew the efficiency of this institution as a guard against the invasion of thi panic produc ing dis af. An expendi ture of approximately $2,00 for th car1 of patients in the Isolation hos pital saved the business interests of the city hundreds of thousands of dollars which would have been lost had a widespread epidemic visited our midst. The board of health is doing all that under present conditions can be ex pected of It; still more could be affect ed by willing and concientious ob servance of health laws by th peo ple. As it is. South Rend ranks to day as one of the cleanest and health iest cities in the state. Finance Dciiartnicnt. As a city grows in population and property, the linancial operations of the local government also lncrea."'. Ry reference to the elaborate, com prehensive and instructive ' report of Controllor Joyce it will be o"., serve. 1 that the total disbursements for the past year amounted to $726, To '..'; that $15,000 general purpose bonds were paid off; that $15,000 were ex pended out of the general fund for the opening of Washington av.; and that the sum of $ 27.1 71.31 was set aside for track separation. All thU was done without encroaching upon any of the funds specifically provided for under the operation cf our citv government. Tho advantages of having as a con troller a man of Mr. Joyce's long and varied experience in local govern ment affairs has repeatedly been dem onstrated sine his induction into of fice three years ago. There is a wide difference between perfunctory and painstaking performance of official duty. Whenever the common council calls for Information regarding tho city's financial condition, tho informa tion sought and promptly furnished is comprehensive and complete. Nothing is left to inference and con (CONTINUED ON VAOU 15.)