Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 9, 1956 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, August 9, 1956
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1956 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE FIVE County Demo Chief Hits At GOP Circuit Clerk Nominee EDWARDSV1LLE - Madison County Republicans today were reminded they h a ( d on !. h e i r county ticket a candidate for circuit clerk who recently was fired from the state auditor's office staff in the post-O r v i 11 e Hodge cleanup. Democratic County Chairman John E. McConnell Jr., Wood River Township superviser, was replying to Monday's statement by Republican County Chairman Charles G. Thomae that Democrats were closer to Hodge than the regular Republicans. "I don't suppose he (Thomae) remembered," McConnell concluded, "that the Republican candidate for clerk of the Madison County circuit court, (Charles A. O'Neil), an Edwardsville car salesman, drawing a salary of J125 a month for taking inventories at, state institutions, was fired recently from Hodge's office staff by the acting state auditor, who dismissed a host of emplopes as 'unnecessary jobholders'." Thomae had asserted Monday: "Right now they (the Democrats) are preparing a campaign around the slogan "Get Rid of the Hodge-Podge at Springfield"." and added: "They forget that the Republican Party went along with } lodge because he was a Repub- , lican — and that many Democrats went along with Hodge for money." McConnell w'as in Edwardsville Wednesday to attend a mebting of the county board of supervisors' finance committee-of which he is a member —said he was "amused" at the GOP county chairman's charges that "there were more Democrats playing pattycake with Orville Hodge than there were Republicans." Asked by a Telegraph reporter at the courthouse this morning for comment on the published Thornae statements, McConnell replied: "Let's let the record speak for itself.. .it seems that memories are often very short — and convenient." "I don't suppose the Republican county chairman remembers that not so long ago, Republicans, from the governor on down, were welcoming Hodge as a member of their party 'team' and falling all over themselves in trying to climb on the Hodge bandwagon," McConnell remarked. McConnell produced a copy of the March, 1952, "Madison County Republican", an official pre-primary campaign publication of ths county Republican central committee, circulated among county chaiimen and party committeemen throughout Illinois, which devoted three of its four pages to promotion of Hodge Tor the GOP state auditor nomination that year. The Democratic county chairman referred particularly the following item in the exhibited pamphlet, headed "County Committee Is Behind Hodge." "The Madison County Republican Central Committee, under its by-laws, cannot sponsor any individual candidate for county office in the April 8 primary elections. However, we have joined several other Southern Illinois county committees in unanimously endorsing Orville E. Hodge as tHe Republican candidate for state auditor of public accounts. "To further the candidacy of Mr. Hodge throughout the state, the executive committee of the County Central Committee has agreed to devote all of the facilities of the county organization from now until the primary election. Those facilities include this publication—Madison County Republican — which will be regularly circulated among county chairmen throughout Illinois. "Charles G. Thomae, Chairman, Madison County Republican Central Committee. "Ted Scott, Editor". McConnell also exhibited a photostatlc copy o> a postcard size campaign card, containing a picture of Hodge and advocating his nomination for governor of Illinois before the 1956 primary election. (Hodge withdrew as a gubernatorial candidate and instead ran for reelection as state auditor.) The card, which contained the following authorization at the . bottom, "Madison-St. Clair Counties — Republican Committee, Charles G. Thomae, Chairman," read: i "We know Orville E. Hodge to be: Fully qualified by education and experience in state affairs to give Illinois an honest, able, economical, forward administration; successful businessman and farmer; fine character and excellent reputation in home community of Granite City; champion of tax ceiling laws in his six years in Illinois Legislature; possesses the vigor, courage and ability to conduct a hard-hitting effective campaign. Devoted to legislative duties, has intelligent grasp of statewide problems, fairminded, coureous. Owes no allegiance to any group or faction. As Republican governor will ably represent all the people of Illinois," On the reverse side of the card was the message: "Republicans —for harmony and victory ... nominate Orville E. Hodge for Governor of Illinois . .Honest, Outstanding Demonstrated, Governmental, Experienced". Read Telegraph W»i i Ads Pally I WSCS Hears Treasurer Report At Wood River WOOD RIVER — The budget tor the coming year was pre- sented by the treasurer, Mrs. Ethel Holcomb when members of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the First Methodist Church held thehir regular meeting Wednesday. Mrs. Flo Monnett, president, conducted the business meeting and scheduled a luncheon meeting for next Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. honoring the pastor's wife, Mrs. Virgil Coirio. Mrs. L. P. Pierce was appointed secretary of local church activities. Mrs. Harry Marks opened the meeting with a prayer; Mrs. Arthur Roos was the devotional leader; and Mrs. Slyvester Ber! mes read Scripture. Mrs. Roos, program leader, WHS assisted by Mrs. Ola Kastin and Mrs. Lloyd Hartshorn. Qim- drcnnifll goals of 1952-1956 WHS the program topit. Miss Martha Walker also offered a prayer. Hostesses for the dessert luncheon which preceded the meeting were Mrs. Holcomb, Miss Walker, Mrs. G. A. Smith and Mrs. Andy Baker. Wood River City Workers Nine Beats Easl Alton .to tin. 1 lead in a Uirrr-k'am mini-1 lintinr catching. (.Ir-nrgi 1 Moore i | icjpal Softball League by defeat-• was on the mound for F.ast Al-; j ing Kast Alton 15-11 at West Ion, with Truman Lemon behind i | Knd Dad's Club playground Wed- the plate. : inesday night. Prior to the game otnrrs jn , hr \ Voo( | Rivf , r |, rK ,. \\oori River and East Alton were, , . , .. ,. f ., , , , ... ! up \\cro David Hcason, Dean • in a tie for the league lead, with , Roxana trailing. 'Calvin, John Karai-h, Floyd: WOOD RIVER - Wood River; Leroy Emrrii-k pitched | 0 r^ Hl ' oun - Il( ' rb Workman. Ray i municipal employes stepped in-! Wood Rivn, with Clarence Vol-i Phillips, Anthony Candella, Joel' Sehwalne, p.nd Carl McQuillen. Others playing for East Alton were Roger Smith. R. 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