[GRANT CHARTER TO A. C. - WINFIELD MOTOR COMPANY.]
THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1922 - FRONT PAGE.
NOTE: KAY SAID...SKIP INTERURBAN...BUT THOUGHT THIS SHOULD BE
Topeka, July 6.CThe Arkansas City-Winfield railway company capitalized at $300,000 today was granted a charter to operate an electric interurban line between Arkansas City and Winfield, a distance of about 15 miles.
It is planned ultimately to extend the line over several short roads in Cowley, Sumner, and Sedgwick counties and form connections for service from Salina to Oklahoma City. The company also will operate the car system in Arkansas City and Winfield. Although a separate corporation, the new company is owned largely by the same persons who control the Arkansas Valley Interurban company, according to R. B. Campbell of the Valley company. He said the immediate plans are to spend about $150,000 to rebuild and reequip the Arkansas City and Winfield properties.
(Special to The Traveler)
Wichita, July 6.CGeorge N. Theis, president of the Arkansas Valley Interurban system, said today he would go to Arkansas City and Winfield tomorrow with the view of completing his plans with the city officials of both towns with reference to new franchises, or amended franchises, before he closes the deal for the Interurban line between the two points and for the two local systems.
"I am going over a few minor details with the officials at Arkansas City and Winfield on franchises, but expect to have no difficulty in arriving at a satisfactory conclusion on both sides," he said. "I have already completed my plans for taking over the lines and they will be called the Arkansas City-Winfield Motors' company. We secured a charter today to be ready for immediate operation of the system under the new name as soon as the purchase is completed.
"Ultimately it is our plan to extend the interurban south from Arkansas City to the Osage country and perhaps to Oklahoma City. Both Oklahoma City and Ponca City representatives have met with me on the proposed extension of the service to those points. We are also arranging for interurban service to Wichita and Hutchinson from Arkansas City by using the Midland Valley and Missouri Pacific tracks with the operation of a light car....."
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[CITY COMMISSION: INTERURBAN/SEWER/PAVING/THEATRES.]
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1922
NOTE: FIRST ITEM DISCUSSED PERTAINED TO AVIATION FIELD.
THIS PORTION WAS PLACED IN AVIATION FILE.
Interurban Franchise Ordinances.
The two franchise ordinances of the Arkansas City-Winfield Northern Interurban Railway company were given their first reading at the session this morning. Ordinance No. 477 grants to the interurban company the right to operate a street railway system within the limits of Arkansas City for a period of twenty years. According to the provisions of the ordinance, street cars are to be operated a minimum of 15 hours per day. At least a thirty minute service shall be furnished. A 7-cent fare is provided, including transfer privileges.
Ordinance No. 478 grants to the interurban company the right to operate an interurban line in this city for a term of thirty-five years. Both these ordinances will come up for second reading at the regular weekly meeting of the commissioners next Monday.
Bids were opened for the building of a concrete dike or floodgates for the protection of the city wells against back water from the Arkansas river. H. A. Fowler bid $1,545, R. H. Robison $1,800, and Livingston $1,600. All the bids, being above the city engineer's