Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 30, 1960 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 30, 1960
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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY , 19». .THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA > PAGE ALL VOTING MACHINE |«na be repealed |,f b« amended to 111-only require an QuMtion 3 YES NO Shall the Common Council of the City of Logansport, Indiana, adopt and enact an ordinance providing for the app§intment of a Utility Serv- ice-Board'to operate all municipal utilities, electric, water and jev o operate of said City? sewage, 11 for Judge of I .lApptllate Court First District 12 11. A DEMOCRAT Warren W. MARTIN 11 B REPUBLICAN James C. COOPER For Judge of Appellate Court first District 13 14 15 For Judge of For Judge of For Xepresenta- Appellate Court Appellate Court i v « in Congress Second District j Second District . - sional.District 16 ~ >Hor Joint State Senator Cauf, 'Fulton Counties 17 For State Representative Cass County 18 'For Joint State Representative' Cass .and Carroll Counties ,'19' - For Clerk of the Circuit Court 20 County •Treasurer 21 For County Sheriff 22 For 'County Coroner • 23 - For County Surveyor 24 ' For County Commissioner Second District 12 A DEMOCRAT Richard C. O'CONNOR 13 A DEMOCRAT Alexander LYSOHIR n c PROHIBITION Harley I. AUSTEN 12 B REPUBLICAN John M. RYAN '12 C . PROHIBITION ' C L ENTNER 14 A DEMOCRAT Russell W.. SMITH 15 A DEMOCRAT George H. BOWERS 16 A DEMOCRAT 'Robert E. KTCfiSON , 17 A DEMOCRAT Gerald R. HERSHBERGER ,18 A DEMOCRAT Delbert E. SMITH DEMOCRAT Elizabeth BIEKER - 20 A , DEMOCRAT Forest H. MONK GOME'RY 13 B REPUBLICAN Dewey KELLEY 14 B- REPU'BLICAN John W. PFAFF 15 B REPUBLICAN, Ch'arles A., HALLECK l<i B . REPUBLICAN Roberts. JUSTICE 17 B REPUBLICAN Fred H. MOSS 18 B . REPUBLICAN Walter O. SPRINKLE 19 B REPUBLICAN Clarence R. SETTLEMYRE 20^8 REPUBLICAN f ranees Lee HALL - 21 A DEMOCRAT Bernard D. LEAVITT 21 B REPUBLICAN Dwight A. POWLEN 22 A DEMOCRAT WiH Jam W. McCUNE 23 A DEMOCRAT , Charles D. . MURPHY 24 A DEMOCRAT Randolph C. LAMNING 25 For County Commissioner Third District; 25 A DEMOCRAT Charles Herbert NELSON 22 B REPUBLICAN s Donald K. WINTER 23 B. REPUBLICAN Stephen M. GORDON , -24 B REPUBLICAN Elmer C. THOMAS 25 B REPUBLICAN - JohnW. CONN 13 C PROHIBITION Simon P.' BONTRA- 6ER N 14 G •PROHIBITION' Harry J. LOVE - 15 C PROHIBITION , EarrF. DODGE 16 C ' 17 C IS C 19 C 20 C 21 C 22 C -23 C 24-C • 25 C 1VD 12 D 13 D .14 D 15 D 17 D 18 D 19 D 20 D 21 D 22 D 23 D 24 D 25, 0 Answer Vital Election Questions . THE QUESTION: Do You favor legislation making it illegal for any candidate for public office to notarize-.absentee ballots or the applications for such ballots? > THE ANSWERS: ' ROBERT E. PETERSON: "If it can be proven that candidates are exerting undue influence or attempting to-vote,unqualified citizens 1 would favor legislation that would make it illegal' for a candidate to notarize an absentee ballot or the application for such a ballot. So long'as no infractions can be proven and the candidate^ is a notary in accordance with the -law I would not be inclined to favor such legislation." ., ROBERT S. 'JUSTICE: 'T'd<f not favor legislation disqualifying candidatss for public office from notarizing applications for absentee baHots, Under the present law; notarized absentee ballots are void and properly so because such ballots'bear distinguishing marks and are not secret (Bums Hevised~Statutes of 1933, Sec. -29-5218) Under the present law the absentee voter votes in secret and encloses his ballot in an official envelope and seals it. He then executes'an affidavit- on the -envelope that he has secretly marked' his ballots (Bums Revised Statutes of 1933, Sec. 29-4908) I do not fayor disqualifying candidates for public office from administering oaths to absentee- voters." GERALD R- HERSHBERGER:' "I believe that this would be a good law. I, personally, have never handled absent ballots; but I have read in the local newspapers about candidates seeking office grossly abusing. their privilege." FRED H. MOSS: "No." DELBERT'SMITH: "If a notary, he should be permitted-to notarize all legal, documents." WALTER 0. SPRINKLE: -"I am not : a notary public and so would not myself, be-notarizing^ariy application for absent ballots or the voters affidavit that he has- secretly marked his ballot; " do not believe such legislation is needed." ' THE QUESTION: " Do you favor reapportionment of the legislature? THE ANSWERS: ' , ROBERT E. PETERSON:/'Providing-that provisions are made for area representation as well as population representation I would be inclined to favor reapportionment." ' ROBERT S. JUSTICE: "Yes. The Indiana constitution, which, «s a senator, I am sworn to uphold, requires regular reapportionment at six-year' intervals. (Constitution si Indiana, Article 4, Sections '' GERALD R. HERSHBERGER: "I recommend the enactment of-a law for the immediate reapportionment of the state legislature by. the next General Assembly in accordance with the mandate of our constitution. I favor the use of the federal decennial census as a basis for the enumeration for the future reapportionment of the General Assembly and urge the enactment of a constitutional amendment io attain that end;" FRED H. MOSS:' "No, under this law Cass county would, lose some representation." - ' v DELBERT SMITH: "Yes." ,. WALTER 0. SPRINKLE:--"Yes. The Indiana .constitution specifically requires it. I Would favor a constitutional amendment giving consideration to both geography and population in apportioning representation." • -- Delbert E. Smith; rural route 2, Galveston, is the Democratic candidate for re-election as Joint State Representative from Cass and Carroll counties. Walter 0. Sprinkle, rural route 1, • Camdcn,' is the Republican candidate for Joint State 'Representative ; from Cass arid 'Carrol] I counties. THE QUESTION: Do you favor nonpartisan election of judges? THE ANSWERS: .ROBERT E. PETERSON: "I have, received no criticisms locally with respect to the selection of judges on a party basis. Unless I have evidence of substantial support for such a system I would not-be inclined towards support of a nonpartisan election of judges." ; ROBERT, S. JUSTICE: "No." GERALD.R. HERSHBERGER: "As-a member of the committee LEGAL ISSUE "' (QUESTION 1) Only lawyers will lie eligible to-serve as'circuit court Judges if a proposed amendment to the Indian* Constitution is approved by the voters on Nov. 8 in tne general election. This amendment, sponsored by the State Bar Association, Is one' of two upon which voters are being asked to c»$t their ballots this fall. There is /wide difference of opinion about the wisdom of this amendment. Those favoring it assert that a thorough knowledge of all state laws and courtroom procedure is necessary to carry out .the many functions of this office, and that only lawyers are studying the breakdown of law-enforcement in'local communities, 11 likely to have that knowledge. They feel that the voters cannot T<T hea <[ d *2™y* s *y lj»t ^e has gotten a bad decision because , be ^^'^ elect A ^ ^ firf clndidal€S , ^aft nf the iiiflirps" .nnlihral affihatinn Tlpoai-Hless of hnw vnn plert . _ • «•»•>« -jucumtu luiiuuntca mr circiui of the judges" -political affiliation. Regardless of how you eleel judges they will probably be historically a Democrat or Republican anyway." MED H. MOSS: "No."' v . • DELBERT SMITH: "Yes." M'ALTER 0. SPHINKLE:' "No." THE QUESTION: ' Do you favor repeal of the right-to-work law? ( • THE ANSWERS: . ' _ ROBERT E. PETERSON: "Believing in fairness to all in labor- management relations, I shall endeavor to answer all questions concerning such relationships upon the evidence presented .at the- time the'law is considered and in the best interest of the people I represent." , / - ROBERT S. JUSTICE: l"Yes! -The so-called ".right-to-work" law enacted-in 1957 has not benefited the state. The' Democracy "in Unions bill designed^to give-every "working-man .a free_and s equal vote in the affairs of his union, which I supported during the 1959 session, is a better solution to bur labor problems." x ': GERALD'R.,HERSHBERGER:-"I wflTvdte for the-repeal of Ene right-to-work law. J think .this law, is, meaningless since' the courts have approved the agency sliop contract for collecting union lues. If I am. elected J must .take an .oath .to uphold the constitution." Since this law has been declared unconstitutional, I take this stand. According\k> reports which I have received as a State Representative, today we have 55,000 less employable jobs in the state of Indiana than we had when the right-to-work law was enacted, yet we have an expanding^labor force each year." „. . -, FRED H. MOSS:-"!-" would firsTfiice to hear'it discussed oil th'e loor of the legislature." •- .<. ''' y ' ' "•'. DELBERT SMITH: "Yes." " , WALTER 0.' SPHINKLE: "Yes. However there remain labor pro- >Iems, which Tequire'legislative'study: 1 ' .;''"'-- THE.QUESTION: What is your solution to the present time confusion in Indiana? THE. ANSWERS: " ' ROBERT E. PETERSON: '.'Any legislation in Indiana with regards to the time question will probably be-a compromise between the various areas of the state. When, a time law is written it should include an enforcement clause strong enough ~to require all areas, east and west, -north and south, large and small, to obey. If the members of governmental bodies expect our Mure citizens to obey our laws the least we can' do is to set a good example. "In as much as governments are responsible for the upholding of the Jaws as well as writing them, a possible solution might require county commissioners to be responsible for the time within a county except for incorporated municipalities and that the governing .body for the'municipalities be responsible, for the official- time within their area. Non- complying governmental bodies could have state funds other than for schools withheld." • ' i ROBERT S. JUSTICE: "Because I felt bound by-the result of the-time referendum which,the, General Assembly ordered in 1955 (Acts of 1955, Chapter .137),J[ voted-as your Senator as the people of Cass-.and-Fulton counties~did in the referendum for uniform Central, Standard time. I think it is important that, time be uniform throughout Indiana. The real'solution to the present time confusion is for,the people to obey the law." ' . \ •" < ' GERALD R. HERSHBERGER: ,"The only way to settle the time, issue, is to elect a- governor who wants the time issue-settled and court judge. Those * opposed to the amendment have advanced a variety of reasons. They ask why there should be such an eligibility restriction on, circuit court judges jvhen there is none for even the Supreme Court of the United States. They cite outstanding judges of the past who were not lawyers. Opponents of the amendment have expressed the fear that if this restriction, is put through it will be only * matter of time until similar restrictions will be attempted for other public offices, particularly the state legislature. , 3 A bill sponsored by lawyers in iwo or three counties of the state' was enacted into law in 1953, providing that only lawyers or those who had served previously as judges would be eligible in'the future for the office of judge of the Supreme, Appellate, Circuit, Probate, Superior, Criminal or Juvenile court. However, the Stale Supreme Court nullified this law two yetn ago when it ruled that the General •Assembly had no power to set qualifications for constitutional offices. Both Circuit Court Judges and State Supreme Court Judges are constitutional offices and, therefore, under the'Supreme Court ruling the only way special qualifications can be set up for them is by constitutional amendment LEGISLATIVE BILLS % >. ' , (QUESTION 2) ' . A constitutional amendment upon which', the' voters ..will cast ~ jallots November 1 8 is designed-to simplify the titles of laws up for ' amendment in the General Assembly. _ ,^ Some laws^iave been amended so many times that the titles are s '- sonally, I:do not,care what time we'have just so that'we have the same time throughout the 'State of Indiana." FRED H. MOSS: "The time law' of Indiana is being observed by Cass county. J believe all other.counties should do the same."DELBERT SMITH: "Abide bytfie law passed by the legislature." WALTER 0. SPRINKLE: "Have everyone, comply .with ,the.' present tune-'law.", •' ' .-• -- ' ^*. --,. ' than.thft amenditory acts which they 1 describe. They ' ' ' so long and involved that it is virtually impossible for anyone to make any sense out of them. '" x " " •' ^ The amendment requiring them in the future to be identified only by citation reference is last amended should, save.much "time and paper. . \ ,-'-•• -•A virtually unanimous vote in favor of' this - amendment b anticipated. [ . \ " '

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