School Board Selects R. E. Cook
Caretaker for new South Ward School.
A special meeting
of the Board of Education was called for last Friday night to consider
the applications for the position of janitor at the new South Ward
School and other business.
It was after nine
o'clock before a quorum was got
together and it then transpired that not
of the committee on repairs and supplies
Edmonds and Martin) was present. One member remarked that it looked as if the
committee was trying to shirk its job.
Chairman Monro got
busy on the phone, but the members in question all seemed to be out of
were opened up and read to the members present, Messrs. Marston, Jelly,
Sutton, Aiken and Everett.
were received, as follows:
J. E. Neiderauer, $540 a year.
George Fick, $300 a year.
Robert Churchill, $700 a year.
R. E. Cook, a returned soldier, $38 a month.
Lewis Price, $45 a month.
Mr. Innes stated
that as the committee appointed to
look after the applications was not present nothing
could be down by the Board until the committee
reported on the matter.
It was therefore
decided to adjourn the meeting and inform the committee to report at
meeting on Saturday evening, 31 Aug 1918 at 7.30
o'clock, as a janitor had to be appointed for the
opening of the school on Tuesday, 3 Sep 1918.
An account of
$202.72 for 1267 feet of cement
walk was ordered to be paid to the Maple Leaf
Artificial Stone Paving Co.
At the adjourned
meeting held on Saturday night,
R. E. Cook's application was the one decided upon
by the members present. The successful applicant
is a returned soldier.