Francis Manning

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Inside: EDITORIAL PAGE 4 SOCIAL PAGE 10 OBITUARY . PAGE II COMICS PAGE 14 SPORTS . PAGE 16 CLASSIFIED •.'.•.: PAGE 9 MARKETS PAGE IB TELEVISION .... PAGE 22 ALTON Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVin, No. 60 Townships Entitled To Select Own Poll Judges, Lawyer Says Replies to Kinney's Viewpoint Townships are entitled to select their own election judges, Francis Manning, attorney for Wood River Township, told the Telegraph today. The statement was in answer to a move by County Judge Michael M. Kinney to block replacement of poll officials for the April 2 township election by Supervisor Fred (Fritz) Grenzebach., who is a candidate for re-election. Manning told the Telegraph that he has found several Supreme Court decisions supporting his contention that township elections are independent of others in the county and a township can name its own election judges. Manning pointed out today that township elections are called by the township clerk, and are not under supervision of the county clerk. Attended Funeral Manning, while at the Edwardsville courthouse this morning, said he was seeking a conference with Judge Kinney, who had attended funeral services in Alton for Attorney Harold G. Talley and was not expected back in his office until afternoon. The township attorney said he intended to inform Judge Kinney of the several Supreme Court decisions he has found and interpretations that custom in the past has sanctioned replacement of election judges where necessary by a township supervisor. The town board has authority to appoint judges to serve at a township election, but it has become a matter of accommodation to accept the list of judges nominated through the board of supervisors and confirmed by the county judge, he indicated. Where judge vacancies occur on the day of electon, the other judges may select an elector present of the same political party as a replacement, Manning said the statutes provide. Letters to 13 Letters from Judge Kinney Saturday, told 13 purported Grenze- b a c h appointees, scheduled to serve April 2 that they were named without authority. The letters informed the 13 election judge re placements they will be accountable to the county judge if they attempt to usurp the duties of poll officials at the Wood River Township election. Letters also were sent by Judge Kinney to the 13 judges supposedly replaced by Grenzebach, but described by the county judge as "appointed in accordance with law," informing them that they are to serve at the election. Kinney's letters instructed the 13 appointees to call police on election day,- if they encounter any difficulties in carrying out their duties. The sheriff's office should be called to polling places located outside municipalities, the letters said. "Anyone who attempts to as sert or usurp, the duties of your office shall be held accountable to me as county judge of Madison County, the letters said. MISTY, MOISTY MORNING Car headlights were on this morning in the Telegraph area because of a heavy cloud cover. These cars are coming downhill past Alton High School. Overcast Brings Dusk A fter Dawn -•• ,-.^ .-.-• ^-... •. --.j*. -•- •• - .-.-.- -'"" .. Sunday night came and went and then came' again this morning as a thunderstorm swept into the Alton area about 7:15 a.m., causing automatic street lights to flick on. Motorists drove to work with full headlights as the day turned dark as night. Alton streetlights, controlled by electric , eyes at transformers, automatically lit up this morn Greenwood Fire Blamed On Whites GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) Fire damaged the Greenwood office of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee late Sunday night. committee official charged the fire was set in retaliation for the voter registration drive the organization is conducting among Negroes. Sam Block, 23, a Negro field secretary for the committee, said four Negroes spotted two white men running away from the area just before the fire was discovered. No one was in the office. Block said all of his vote registration material, including lists of persons the organization had tried to register, were destroyed along with some office equipment. A national executive of the organization demanded that federal troops be sent to Greenwood "to protect local citizens from shootings and arson attempts." Asst. Fire Chief L. C. Sheppard mg. In Edwardsville police and fire department telephones were flooded with callers shortly after 3 m. today when lightning apparently set off an unscheduled test of the city's civil defense warning siren. The siren screeched out through the city early this morning for three minutes and was silenced when a' timer in the circuit was completed, Civil Defense Director John Hair reported. And the gloomy Monday morning was even gloomier for Aaron Schuette, of Mt. Olive, who lost over $50- running in the downpour in East Alton. Schuette is an owner and 1 driver of a bus that transports Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. workers to the East Alton plant. An envelope containing his Friday's ticket sales money fell out of his shirt pocket when he dash; ed in the rain to his bus from an East Alton restaurant. Schuette didn't discover his loss until he returned from Staunton. The heavy rain drenched north St. Louis County missed Alton, however. A rain gauge at North Junior High School in Godfrey measured only .01 of an inch and the gauge at West Junior recorded .15 of an inch. The Weather Bureau in St. Louis said .22 of an inch had fallen there up to 6 a.m., with .35 of an inch more recorded after that. Illinois motorists driv ing to St. Louis jobs hit a traffic jam on Rte. 67 in Bellefontaine

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 25 Mar 1963, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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