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F Manning - Hill Petition Filed • {-...• • - • After Legal...
Hill Petition Filed • {-...• • - • After Legal Ruling V \^J , . - ^^ A woman who said she was deniedt he right to- file a petition for a spot on the A p r i 1 ballot in South Roxana because of the actions of Village Clerk Mrs. Betty McDowell completed the filing of 'her petition Friday night, four days after the deadline. Mrs. Virginia Hill, who is attempting to run for the village clerk's post, tried to file on Monday, about 1^ ftjjjjrujes before the filing deadline;/but said she was denied the right because Mrs. McDowell said some of the signers wer^e not legal voters in South Roxana. Mrs. .Hill had some signers on the back of the petition, but Mrs. McDowell advised M r s. Hill that this was illegal. Mrs. Hill and her husband, Calvin, walked'out. of. Mrs. McDowell's office with the petition Monday. Mrs. Hill, said the present village clerk, returned Friday night and finished the filing of the petition, which in eluded signing the loyalty oath and the signing of an affidavit. Mrs. McDowell said she was just advising the Hill's when they came in Monday and was willing to file the petition, but that they walked out with it. The case was taken to the village attorney on thursday night, who said that the village clerk's position is just to accept the petitions!;-, not' to rule on validity- ' : ' •" *' ''" Village Attorney Francis Manning told Mayor Charles Knipping and the Village Clerk that, after the petition is filed, a person has five days to file a challenge, at which time a committee of the mayor, village clerk and senior trustee would rule on the validity. If one of the positions to rule on'the validity .is challenged then that person would be replaced by the circuit court judge or his representative, Manning |said. . . The last day for filing chal- anges and withdrawals from he races is Saturday. No com ilaints had been filed as of Saturday morning. Acquittal (Continued From Page 1) police make arrests, and state's^ .attorneys prosecute 1 "*but ?r ;; ihe° Heciilons rest with the people — in this instance the members of the jury. Several witnesses testified in defense and rebuttal earlier: * in the day after Baetz crossexami.ned the defendant: for nearly three hours'Friday morning. Hodson, who had repeatedly denied any sexual relations with the teenage girl, could not remember details of dates: in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967 under Baetz exam- 7iarch ight, )f ion's Edvin withdrawn and main dents disturbances." he ime ioned ce ion vere rom niands f a At ne 5 I time. one •y. hey

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 15 Feb 1969, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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