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OF THE ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN,
ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 14 AND 15, 1914.
The meeting was called to order at two o'clock, P. M. on Wednesday, October 14, 1914, by the President, Mayor William W. Bennett, of Rockford. William G. Adkins acted as Secretary Pro tem. Present: Mayors: Albert Fehrmann Elgin
James R. Smart Evanston
Messrs. Montague Ferry and B. M. Ferguson of the De
partment of Public Service, Chicago. William G. Adkins, Statistician, Chicago.
Addresses of welcome were delivered by
President Edmund J. James, University of Illinois
Mayor 0. L. Browder, Urbana, and responded to by Mayor William W. Bennett of Rockford, President of the League, who supplemented his response with an address upon the work of the League and of the convention.
In the absence of Mayor M. R. Carlson of Moline, the chairman, the report of the Committee on Organization was presented by Alderman John A. Fairlie of Urbana. This report consisted of a draft of a constitution submitted for adoption, and, upon motion duly seconded, was referred to a committee to be appointed by the President.
A telegram from Mayor M. R. Carlson of Moline was read by the President.
The convention was then entertained by an illustrated lecture on "Parks in a Small City", by Professor A. D. Evans, of the University of Illinois, in the absence of Professor J. C. Blair of the Urbana Park Commission.
The President announced the following committees : On Constitution: Alderman Fairlie of Urbana, Mayors
Fehrmann of Elgin and Dobbins of Champaign. On Nominations: Mayors Browder of Urbana, Wyatt of
Salem, and Martin of Mt. Carmel. On Resolutions: Mayors Smart of Evanston, Bradford of
Ottawa, and Latham of Hillsboro.
The convention then adjourned to inspect the various departments of the University and to meet at ten o'clock A. M. Thursday, October 15th, 1914.
SECOND SESSION Thursday, October 15th, 1914, at 10 A. M. The President in the chair. There were present in addition to the members attending the first session: