GOOD WORK WAS DONE
E.P. Cook Moved Out of the Build-
ing in Quick Time and a Force of
Men Are at Work Preparing it For
Company A is no longer homeless in
Ann Arbor. It now remains only for
the citizens to see that no debt on the
newly purchased armory is left for the
returning soldiers to take care of. The
purchase of the armory was made on
Monday afternoon the concluding steps
being taken while the big fire was in
progress. The committee who had
been empowered to make arrangements
for the purchase of the armory felt that
if when the soldiers return at noon
on Friday the armory is to be in
shape to receive them, no time should
be lost. The response of those who had
been seen in reference to subscrip-
tions to the armory fund had been so
liberal that the committee felt willing
to rely upon the generosity and pat-
riotism of those who had not been yet
personally seen to raise the full
amount. So on Monday afternoon the
bill of sale was made out and signed
and the armory is now held by S. W.
Beakes, J. E. Beal and Gottlob Luick
as trustees for the use and benefit of the
Ann Arbor Light Infantry. The pur-
chase price is $3,000, which is $500
less than Mr. Cook had an offer for
the building just prior to the trouble
arising over the lease of the building
by the company.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Ann Arbor Savings Bank and J. E.
Beal, it was decided to extend the lease
of the ground which runs for 10 years
from next December for another five
years should the company request it.
Were the company obliged to pay
rental for that term of the lease to
Mr. Cook or other parties the rental
would have amounted to $6,700 so that
business sense of purchasing the
building may be seen.
Under the terms of the purchase Mr.
Cook was to have all his stuff out of
the building by midnight of Tuesday.
He made better time than this. The
committee on armory improvements
consisting of Messrs. Gates, Ball, Pack
and Walz had six carpenters at work
on the armory partitions yesterday
morning and Tuesday night the floor was
given a thorough scrubbing and plenty
of chloride of lime scattered about.