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him to the hospital and maneuverings. (Continued On Page 2, Col. I) But a strike by the unions or a No Successor Chosen for Elble report issued today by the U.Seville Campus. Command. j (Continued On Page 2, Col. 1) By BOB RYFFEL Telegraph Staff Writer The new Wood River Township Board of Auditors was deadlocked Wednesday night over the appointment of an assistant supervisor to fill the post vacated by newly-elected supervisor Rodger Elble. Nominated for the post at the first meeting of the new township board were: Clyde Donham, the former Wood River Township supervisor who Elble defeated; Lester Lasbury, for- River Township Board Stymied mer Wood River city councilman; and Carl Major, who received some write-in votes for assistant supervisor in the April election. Tie votes deadlocked the appointment of Donham and Lasbury. Elble abstained from voting on Donham and Lasbury but said that if he had to vote on them he would vote "No". He said that they were not the electors' choice because they were both defeated in the April election. However. all board members voted against Elble's choice. Major. Elble was the only one who voted for his nomination. The deadlock was foreseen by observers al the township meetings because board members had indicated their choices previous to the first meeting of the new board. Only a dark horse would have had a chance of receiving board approval even though opposing elements on the township board had fought to give the new board a chance to uite on the issue. Elble had delayed turning in his resignation as assistant supervisor and Auditor \V a y n e Bridgewater had threatened to filibuster over a weekend so that the old board's term would expire before it could vote the appointment. It is apparently a dark horse will have a chance for the appointment because the majority vote seems cooperative in reform proposals that do not in- volve personalities In a letter submitted to the board, Elble proposed b o t li Major and former Wood River city councilman Ed Bean f o r the vacancy. However. Elble nominated Major. He said later he plans to nominate Bean at the next meeting. If the board should stay deadlocked over the appointment. Wood River Township electors could force the appointment by petitioning for a special election. Action on the appointment was tabled until the Max 17 regular election. The Telegraph was told that three vacancies were left open on county board committees apparently awaiting the appointment. Elble .said his main interest in the appointment is that the board select someone who will help fight the county machine " — and there is a machine". The new supervisor's choice of an attorney was approved by I he board with the exception (if Wayne Uridgewater and Joseph Dvorduik who proposed Attorney Marshall Smith. Elble proposed Don Smith of Kasl Alton to .serve ;j six-month probationary period on a $:':' a month retainer. Tne six-moum period will be for the board (rf auditors to study tne neea ror a full-time attorney. East Alton Villlage Attorney Francis Manning also applied for the job which he bad held under a previous administration. The new township attorney will replace Attorney Merle Bassell who resigned after the election.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 04 May 1967, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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