January 6, 1914
January 6, 1914
City politics for election next Tuesday took definite shape Monday with the filing of the business men's ticket, having for a platform efficiency, economy and no salary.
The ticket is composed as follows:
First ward — F.V. Medynski, opponent of J.W. Mitchell, council incumbent. Mr. Medynski is a heavy property owner and former eastern manufacturer.
Second ward — Colonel H.H. Sargent, civil engineer, retired army officer and property holder, to fill berth now occupied by Councilman Campbell, not seeking re-election.
Third ward — T.W. Miles of the Jackson County Abstract company, property holder, business man with thorough knowledge of city property conditions, to fill Councilman Summerville's present place.
On the recall petitions, V.J. Emerick was named to oppose councilman Stewart in the Second ward, and Dr. H.P. Hargrave to oppose George. H. Millar in the Third. Mr. Emerick, who has served two terms on the council, is a heavy property owner and retired stockman with large interests in the city. Dr. Hargrave is a native son of Jackson county, a physician and surgeon, property owner and owner of a drug store.
All the candidates agree to serve without pay if the salary clipping amendment loses at the polls.
Councilman Stewart and Millar, under recall, filed their reasons for not being recalled Monday and withdrew them this morning for more elaboration. They will file according to law this afternoon.
Interest promises to be keen in the election, with the personnel of the business men's ticket meeting approval. Petitions are being circulated this afternoon by friends of Stewart and Millar and the present council to put new candidates in the field solely for the purpose of confounding a clar-cut issue. Difficulty is being experienced in securing names.
City Recorder Foss will prepare the official ballots tomorrow.