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march 12, 1914

At the request of a number of citizens of Marion, a public meeting has been called for Friday evening in the courtroom for the purpose of discussing a city manager plan for city government.

A scouting party of Good Roads boosters was here yesterday “looking at the lay of the land” in connection with a proposed Canada to Galveston highway.

The road already has been logged through Oklahoma and as far north in Kansas as Florence. The immediate interest of the men in the party was in the best road from Florence to Manhattan.

A number of the businessmen met them in the Elgin parlors for an informal discussion of the matter.

Because of his interest in boys and girls, G.E. Eye will offer prizes for the best tomatoes grown by any of them this season. The prizes are $10 to the boy or girl who brings the best half-dozen tomatoes and $5 to the second-best half-dozen.

Chris Hauser Jr. purchased a new Buick roadster this week.

A checker tournament is planned for Saturday at Tampa. All players of Marion and adjoining counties are invited. There will be no fee and no stakes. Play will continue through the afternoon and evening.

A new light pole was assembled and put up temporarily at the bridge the other day. Eight of them are on hand, and they will be placed before long.

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