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F Manning - Hospital Vote At Wood River To Cost Little...
Hospital Vote At Wood River To Cost Little Expense of referendum on the $3 million expansion program for Wood River Township Hospital, Saturday. July 12. will be held at a low figure as a result of the efforts of the hospital's board of directors to obtain volunteer services. The task of setting up the machinery for the election was assigned to Francis Manning, the board's attorney, and Mrs. Isabel Me- Bride, its secretary, and they have been successful in eliminating many election costs. Members of women's clubs and interested persons have been asked to volunteer (heir services as judges and clerks of the election without pay, some working half of the day, some the full day. Polls will be open from 6 a. m. to 5 p. m. Use of ballot boxes without cost has been obtained from township supervisor Fred Grcnzbach who also has arranged for their transportation to and from the 17 polling places in the township. Many of these are in public buildings where no rental cost is involved and Grenzbach has solicited the use of the customary polling places without charge. As a result of these contributed services, Manning calculated the election cost, which was one of the factors that weighed against the holding of a referendum on the question, will be confined to the cost of printing ballots and only a fraction of the usual costs of elections. World Applegate held held at

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 09 Jul 1952, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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