Fayette County Leader
March 14, 1918
COMMERCIAL CLUB HELD ANNUAL MEETING MONDAY
Officers For the Coming Year Were Elected.
After the Red Cross meeting at the High School
building Monday night, the Commercial club met and elected the
following officers for the coming year. President, Dr. J. D. Parker;
Vice President, A. J. Fox; Secretary, O. W. Stevenson; Treasurer, C.
R. Carpenter. Dr. Parker who has served as president of the
organization since its beginning was elected over his own protest
and request that he be not re-elected. He stated that if elected his
resignation would be in the hands of the club at the next meeting.
The members felt that Dr. Parker's work had been so satisfactory
that he should be continued in office and all present were certainly
ready and willing to protest against the resignation of Dr. Parker.
Mr. Walker, who has been vice-president of the
club since its organization, state positively that he would not
accept the office if re-elected and he earnestly protested against
his re-election. He has served the club faithfully and well as
vice-president adn to him is due a vote of tanks for his loyal
service throughout the years he has been in office. Mrs. Walker's
old place will be ably filled by Mrs. Fox who has ever been a worker
and booster in Commercial Club activities.
O. W. Stevenson has served the club in the
capacity of secretary from its beginning. He has taken the heaviest
responsibilities and cheerfully done his bit and more than his bit
in every public work which the club has undertaken. Mr. Carpenter
who rarely, if ever, misses a Commercial Club meeting, was again
re-elected as custodian of the money bags of the organization.
The Commercial Club is indeed fortunate in
having for its officers men who are willing to give so unstintingly
of their time and of their money to public affairs, affairs which
are the affairs of everybody and yet sometimes fail to secure the
attention of anybody.
The bridge committee reported that no changes
in the proposed new bridge across the Volga could be secured at this
time as the Supervisors had other places for every dollar of
available bridge money this year.
The fuel committee reported that the County
Fuel Administrator advised them not to be alarmed over the fuel
situation at this time and Prof. Geiser, who is a member of the Fuel
committee, reported that he had made estimates of the available
supply of wood for a radius of five miles in and around Fayette and
would present his report in written form at a later date.
The matter of the shortage of freight cars for
the local shipping was taken up and a committee appointed to
investigate shipping conditions from Fayette.
~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A.
Bingham, MSOT, OTR