Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 17, 1921, Page 13, Image 13
THE BKEt OMAHA, THURSDAY, MARCH 17. 1921. 13 Council to Pass Oiv Appraisers' ; Report Next Week Several Major Improvement Projects to Be Taken Up By City Commissioners ! On Mornlav to Friday. The city council will hold a beries ni hearings next week on appraisers' reports en the following major im provement projects: i Widening Harney street and widening and opening Douglas street. Monday, 2 p. ni. Widening Twentieth .street rand opening Twenty-second street, Tus i'av. 2 p. ni. Widening Twenty-fourth stive. W ednesday. 2 p, in. Kiver drive project. Thursday 2 p. -ni. Innerbclt tralficway. Friday, 2 p. I he council urges mat an nucl eated in the proposed improvements attend these hearings. These proj ects have all been approved by the City Planning board and appraisers' reports have been submitted to the city council for further action. Reports in the following amounts were received by the council yester day afternoon: Innerbclt tralficway, $745, 167; tthcr drive, $54S,8.W; Widening Twentieth street, Leavenworth to Dodge, $725,791; widening Harney street, f 250, 199; opening and widen ing Douglas .street, Twentieth to Twenty -seventh. ?245,.?51. Present Law Uncertain. W. C. Lambert, corporation coun sel, advised the city council yester day of the uncertainties of the exist ing law relating to improvements of this class. He also explained that if the city charter now before the jm- i - i . .. . i i... : i .1.-.. jegisiai u' e, is asseti oy .'vprii i, men the council may retrace its steps from the present point and thus take advantage ot the new provisions. Mr; Lambert is fearful that the cMVui.g charter provisions are in adequate and inconsistent. The law provides that the council shall ap prove the appraisers' reports of a project and if the total of that report exceeds $100,000. the proposition shall be submitted to a vote of the ' people. If the project is approved at an election, the council shall de termine th amount of benefits which shall be assessed and then may sub mit to the voters a bond proposi tion to cover the difference opt ween (he award eff damages and the bene fits. Money Big Question. - "But," asserted Mr. Lambert, "suppose the bond proposition sjhould be rejected by the voters after the' original proposition had been ap proved. The appraisal would have ' to stand and the city council would be up against the proposition of ob taining the money. The property owners could, and probably would, bring suits against the city and ob tain judgments, which, of course, would be an undesirable situation." ; Mr. Lambert explained that the new charter provisions simplify the proceeding by permitting the coun cil, after the appraisers' report is in, to select a committee of three from the council whose duty it would be to make an estimate of the assessed beftctits. If the difference .between. ti appraisal award and the benetit jst.essment is less than-10 per cent, (lit council may issue . the bonds to coyer the difference without submis sion to the voters, but if the differ ence is more than 1Q per .Qeut. then submission to voters must be ob $crned. - . ," Jas Plant Repays Loan -j Made by City Couneil ' The municipal gas plant is beginning-to accumulate a cash balance, according to a statement made yes terday by General Manager R. B. Howell to the Metropolitan Water board. ,' The balance was $167,674.75, out of which the board ordered the payment of a loan of $100,000 made by the city council last fall when the gas depart ment was in dire need of money to meet the first payment of interest on bonds. ' This debt was due to the city April 15, but the water board de cided' to make the repayment in .ad vance of the maturity of the note. OmaHa Bricklayers . Voluntarily Reduce . Wages 10 Per Cent Omaha bricklayers adopted a vol untary reduction wage of 10 per cent, at a meeting of the bricklayer's union Tuesday night, A. L. Keller, secre tary, said yesterday. "Beginning April 1, there will be a reduction to $9 for eight hours," Mr. Keller said. "We feel that in making this move we are sacrificing a great deal." tit. is the first' definite compromise offer made by the bricklayers since the 20 per cent reduction ccmanJ was made by the contractors. J. M. Gibb, secretary of the Build ing Trades' Council, had made a similar offer, but contractors insist a 20 per cent reduction is necessary and that no agreement will be signed on anv other basis. Banks to Be Closed During Funeral of Luther Drake 'J he Omaha -Clearing- House asso ciation held a special meeting at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning on ac count of the death of Luther Drake, president of the Merchants National bank. j A resolution expressing the dcen u sympathy of the member banks of the association was adopted ami spread upon the records. Representatives from each bank will attend the funeral Friday. The banks will be closed during the hour of the funeral services Fri oay, 10:30 to 11:30 o'clock. "Car Sold Itself Avers Stearnes Knight Man W. I. Malone, 'of the Stearnes Knight makes a novel admission. "1 didn't sell the first car of the show and 1 didn't sell the first i Steams-Knight sold at the' show," lie says. "Soon, alter the tiuw opened i visitor -came '"mi "to ThcTXhibft arrrH-been looked at one of the cars and said, "1 want that car," and before 1 knew it he had paid me. "I don't call that selling a car. 1 W. M. Locke Motor Company To Distribute II. C. S. Autos Announcement was made this week that the W. M. Locke Motor com pany had taken over the distribution for the H. C. S. automobile. Mr. Locke has been associated with the automobile business here for several years and will locate at 2021 Farnam street with H. Pelton, the Marmon distributor. See the I See the remarkable f MARMON -?i miniatures SEE OUR DISPLAY t the AUTO SHOW DEALERS: Remember the Name F A PC (REGISTERED) The FAPCO is different from any other tire pump on the market..,. ' It's a free air station in .itself .always with you wherever you go neat and compact and a joy to use. The FAPCO is made .by experienced mechanics. Every detail is right. The parts are machine turned. 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