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F Manning - Koennecker Gets Job at Wood River Seated as...
Koennecker Gets Job at Wood River Seated as Alderman After Canvassing Board Reports New Council Mfeets Mayor Casts Deciding Vote to Confirm Chief of Police Loujs Koennecker was declared elected as alderman of the Third ward by the Wood River City Ooun- fr-clV Monday night, and when the In...', council, was organized he took phis seat. Thus ends, at least terns' terns' porarily, a muddle wftich started In the council, went to the Circuit- court and came back to the coun- ell, Koennecker was declared elected by one vote over William Traband What action Traband or his • supporters supporters -now plan was not learned today, but It Was said several ave- •• nues of action are open to him. The council canvassed the vote-las' night. This showed Koennecker with 183 votes an,d Traband .> with 182. When the vote first was an nounced after the election, and cama) first before the council, Tra band (Contested. The council took no actioh/but called another election in that .ward. An Injunction was sough haltiijg the election and Koeunecke was successful In having the councl mandamused by the Circuit court t deslde the issue. This the council, did last night. •"• Koennecker Is Seated j When the retiring council met for the last time Monday night Mayor Tipton called lor a report of the canvassing committee compo$4, o£ Aldermen Boreman and :Mam. Boreman objected, but the report was made. Then the judges of election, election, the Rev. J. W. Patterson, Baptist; Baptist; a»d the Rev. A. H. Idecker, Evangelical, were called on to -identify -identify -their letter of CertlflcaHonj which-' they did. Then, after it was asserted that one tally sheet was defective, Alderman Hartwlg moved , that? the be accepted and ""that Koefinecker Be i seated Roblnstin *f seconded this "-•this wa$ JMcen and tef*'the deciding .Jayor -Tfpton and .„., awarding trie seat necker. The vote of the w»£ For seatttfg Koennet ., inio'ri, Schnauffler, Blldergeck, Hartwig! Hartwig! against, Manley, Boreman. Marrs, Cpunsll. Vote 4-4 on Stahlhut Then the old council adjourned sine die and the new aldermen were sworn in. The fireworks had not been completed. When Mayor Tipton Tipton made his appointments**there was objection to. confirming them as a group. On the appointment of Gottlieb Stahlhut as chief of police the vote was 4 to 4.' That left the issue again with the mayor and he, of course, voted to confirm his own appointment. Wuestenfeldt, Coiinsil; for, The ' vote: Against, Boreman, S Marrs, Scott, Robinson, Schnauffer, Koennecker. Stahlhut s brother, Gus, was a candidate for alderman in the Fourth ward, at the last election against Wuestenfeldt. Both aldermen of that ward voted against .confirmation of the crneis appointment. On the appointment of traffic officers, officers, Reithman and Thurston, Marrs and Boreman voted "no." Confirmation was unanimous for City Attorney Manning, City Engineer Engineer H-itchlnson, City Chemist E. H. Hartwig, a brother of the alderman; alderman; Oil Inspector Brown, Water Commissioner, Doyle, Fire Chief Fox and Drivers Allen and Wesley Koennecker, Koennecker, a son of the new,alderman; and Inspector McMillan. Mayor.Upton, in his message, expressed expressed his thanks to the old council council and asked for the cooperation of the new body, although, he said, trio vote on appointments indicated that might not be forthcoming. On public public improvements, he hoped for completion completion of the trunk sewer project, rejected at the last, election. Bills for $600, expense of the surveys surveys for the sewer, were allowed.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 May 1928, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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