Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


May 31, 2007

Local newspapers after 1870


The office was located over D.M. Breazeale’s store on the south side of the square, near Henry Goss’s shoe store. The material consisted of a Washington hand press, a Golding jobber and such other paraphernalia as would go with such an outfit. Vrooman paid $1,500 all told for the material, which was all new and bought in St. Louis. The office, composing room and warehouse were in the second story. In 1884 it became a republican paper, but never forsook the principles and tenets which gave it birth, “The Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.

With this week’s article ending in the mid 1880s, the Citizen, the Journal and the fledgling Iowegian were competing for the subscribers’ dollars. In next week’s article, the Iowegian will emerge triumphant.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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