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Page 17 - And now every argument that has been thus far adduced bears with at least equal force upon the question of the country park — or the public park proper. In the town squares and boulevards, men and women will find fresh air and shade and decent surroundings for their hours of sociability, and safe playgrounds for the children, and fresh nurseries for the babies. But there is an important element in human nature which the town square cannot satisfy. This is that conscious or unconscious sensibility...
Page 5 - The parks should be so distributed as to serve all parts of the community. 3. Their location, and to such extent as practicable their size, should anticipate the city's growth. 4. Other things being equal, lands which are not of great value for building should be selected. 5. The parks should invite use, in the sense of performing an active social service.
Page 23 - All the evidence of witnesses 10 to 16, would be inadmissible, not because the facts to which it refers are irrelevant, but because it is not direct, that is, not given by the persons who with their own senses perceived the facts described or in their own minds formed the opinions expressed. The only use that could be made of it would be for the purpose of corroborating some other witness by proving a former consistent statement made by him at the time : or of discrediting him by proving a former...
Page 19 - If there are few cities so well supplied with park tracts, there are few that are getting so little profit, relatively, out of what they have.
Page 24 - This condition shows lack of courage and faith in its own future — things which it is almost inexcusable for an American city, situated like Council Bluffs, to want.