Improvement Plan For Paragould

1909

 

WRITTEN BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

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April 20, 1909 - THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

FOLLOWING IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A PROGRESSIVE PARAGOULDIAN WHO SEES ROOM FOR A NUMBER OF IMPROVEMENTS THAT WOULD BEAUTIFY THE CITY .

1ST - THE CITY COUNCIL SHOULD PASS AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING ANY AND ALL LIVE STOCK FROM RUNNING AT LARGE ON THE STREETS , ALLEYS AND AVENUES. IT SHOULD ESPECIALLY APPLY TO CATTLE .

2ND - THE MAYOR SHOULD SELECT A COUPLE OF DAYS IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR A GENERAL CLEANING UP .

3RD - A PROVISION SHOULD BE MADE FOR GARBAGE BOXES ON ALL DOWN TOWN CORNERS . THE COUNCIL SHOULD THEN ENACT A LAW MAKING IT A MISDEMEANOT FOR ANYONE TO THROW PAPER ETC... ON STREETS . A FINE SHOULD BE IMPOSED ON ANY AND ALL DRAYMEN GUILTY OF SCATTERING WOOD ON THE STREETS.

4TH - THE CHIEF OF POLICE COULD IMPROVE THE LOOKS AND HEALTH OF THE CORNERS AT EMERSON AND PRUET STREETS BY KEEPING PRUET STREETS CLEAR. IT IS MERELY A HORSE LOT FOR IDLE DRAYMEN , HE SHOULD ALSO SEE TO IT THAT FARMERS WAGONS ARE LOADED FROM THE ALLEYS .

5TH - THE POLICE SHOULD WEAR THE REGULATION UNIFORM WITH HELMETS AND BY NO MEANS THE DERBY OF BLACK OR WHITE SLOUCH . HOW WOULD A SOLDIER LOOK WITH A MAKE-UP LIKE THAT ?

6TH - THE CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SHOULD SELECT ABOUT SIX GOOD STOUT MEN THAT WOULDN'T LOSE THEIR HEADS AND TAKE THE HOSE FOR A STICK OF DYNAMITE WHEN A LITTLE FIRE BREAKS OUT.

7TH - THE DEPARTMENT SHOULD ALSO TAP THE WARD . THAT IS AFTER RINGING THE GENERAL ALARM COUNT TEN SLOWLY AND TAP THE NUMBER OF THE WARD THE FIRE IS IN. THERE ARE MANY REASONS FOR THIS AND ALL TOWNS AND CITIES HAVE IT.

8TH - EVERBODY PULL TOGETHER TO MAKE PARAGOULD THE BEST TOWN IN THE STATE , WE HAVE NEIGHBORING TOWNS WITH ANY NUMBER OF WEALTHY PEOPLE IN IT TO PULL IT THROUGH .