The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 9, 1966 · Page 3
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Baytown, Texas
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Wednesday, March 9, 1966
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Wednesday, March 9. 1966 Punch Card Vote System Gets Judges Home Early (AP) —(has punched computer card bal.. ^~.i ... Johnson j lots to thank for it. home more than nine! In what was described as the earlier than usual after] first test in the Northeast of a the town election this year. He'computer voting system, the BRAINTREE, Mass. Town Clerk Carl R. went hours Air Conditioning Service Now! Let Sears thoroughly if necessary your Sears Conditioner, the cooling you get the want. Repair Or Replacement Part* are Extra Technicians clean, repair and recharge window Air We restore capacity so comfort you 24 95 AH Air Conditioning units gradually lose their effectiveness. This happens whether the unit is used or not. So we recommend this seasonal cheek-up just to be sure. CHARGE IT on Sears Revolving Charge Phone Sears 582-813! 711 W. Texas Ave. Baytown, Texas FREE PARKING results of Monday's balloting in Braintree were determined in 3 hours, 31 minutes. Of the town's 17,000 registered voters, 6.427 cast ballots. Johnson said he had expected to go home sooner. The to«.Tz clerk said delays in the counting were caused by 44 spoiled ballots that had to be repunched. He attributed the errors to voter inexperience with the new system. The experiment was authorized under a special state law. Braintree has used bulky paper ballots in the past. The tallying was done by human counters. Massachusetts, Rhode Island and other New England states are contemplating use of the equipment. It has already been tried in California, Oregon, Georgia, Minnesota, Michigan land Maryland. About 300 persons, many of them election officials from other states, assembled at the Town Hall to watch the counting over closed-circuit television from a nearby data processing plant. Under the system, the voter inserts his card in the back of a kind of looseleaf binder mounted in a case the size of a desk blotter. Each page of the binder lists a candidate for a particular of- Bell Issued Patent For Phone 90 Years Ago BOSTON (AP) — Patent No. 174,465 was issued 90 years ago this week to a man named Alexander Graham Bell. Since then Bell's invention has become slightly popular. The Bell Telephone Co. reports there are now 182 million telephones in the world, with 76 million of them in the United States. flee or referenda questions Numbers and perforated holes showed through for each. The voter uses a stylus to punch his choices. There were 235 numbers on the card. The town elected 17 town officials, chose town meeting members to represent the nine precincts and voted on one referendum. Town Clerk Johnson said only 29 minutes were needed to run the more than 6.000 cards through the computer at Sigma Instruments Inc. in South Braintree. It took one hour to collect the ballots from the precincts and take them by police cruiser to the company. The 44 damaged ballots caused delays because all the votes on each of them dad to be read off so they could be repunched. Johnson said the ballots were spoiled because the voters didn't use enough pressure tc punch the holes. "We didn't want to set any speed records," Johnson said. "I'm pleased to be going home at 11:30 p.m. I stayed up until 9 a.m. last year and just about the same percentage voted." Johnson said the equipment would cost $10,000 and said that would be $90,000 less than standard voting machines. A state representative, Johnson is one Of the sponsors of a bill that would permit use of the equipment in any city and town. Kevin H. White, Massachusetts secretary of state, said that the cost of the balloting would be "relatively inexpensive" but that the tabulating might not be. White, an observer at the experiment, said the state would have to hire enough computers to do the job. In the Braintree test, the company volunteered its machine. Housewife Says Harness-Making Is More Fun TAYLOR RIDGE. HI. (AP) — Although she's a prize-winning cook, airs. Marvin Oak, 37. is one housewife who'd rather stitch a saddle than bake a cake. Mrs. Oak, the wife of a Rock Island County farmer and the mother of two small boys, is a self-taught harness maker who plies her trade in a basement workshop. "I'm the only woman harness maker I know of — almost the only harness maker I know of," ihe petite, brown-haired housewife said in an interview. Mrs. Oak got started in her unusual business after she had received a leather-tooling kit asj a Christinas present six years ago. "One day when I was buying leather a man mentioned he iad a whole box of harness- making tools to sell,*' she recalled. "So I bought them." Then she had to teach herself to use the tools. "I read all the books I could Reactions To Voting Act Decision Vary ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling that Congress has power to suspend literacy tests used by states in voter requirements brought varied reactions from Southern offilials. Gov. Robert McNair of South Carolina, the state which originally filed the suit attacking the constitutionality of the 1365 Civil Rights Act. said it is "certainly possible" it would ask for a rehearing. But Gov. Carl Sanders of Georgia merely said, "The Supreme Court has spoken." The high court handed down its ruling in Washington Monday. Except for a dissent by Cub Scout Dens Tour La Porte Planetarium A tour of the planetarium at La Porte High School was taken recently bv members cf Dens 2, 4 and 10 of Cub Scout Pack 235. The solar system was explained to the boys fay a La Porte science teacher. The Cubs were accompanied by Mrs. Darlene Adams, Mrs. Dave Transou, Justice Hugo L -Black on one could lead to federal control of part, the ruling was unanimous | flections because is "upheld the "Hopefully, millions of non-j right of Congress to prescribe .vhite Americans will now be-voting qualifications irrespec- able to participate for the first jtive of state laws." time on an equal basis in the) Since Congress came Up with government under which theyj a formula to cover registration !ive." Chief Justice Ear),in several Southern states. Pat- Warren said in the niajorityjterson said, it "can as easily set opinion. , up another formula to cover 50 Warren said Congress has ihe' s ta.tes." Any. Gen. Arthur K. Bolton of Georgia said, "The people of Georgia will go on obeying the] law just as they have been. The, Supreme Court has spoken.' ' Atty. Gen. Richmond Flowers of Alabama said he would withhold comment until he has studied the decision. This position also was taken by Atty. Gen. Daniel R. McLeod of South Carolina, who argued the case before the high court. ' find on leather, and I studied all Mrs. L, J. Doyle. Mrs. F. D. the tack I could find," she said..Grouse. Mrs. M. E. Kilough and 'Then I used the trial-and-enx>rj AIr - and Mrs. Oscar Ingram Jr. method." j But customers, although often j surprised because she is a woman, never show any lack of confidence in her ability, Mrs. Oak said. "The work really isn't that difficult," she insisted. With spring, the busy season, i Thomas Memorial Asked HOUSTON (AP) — The executive committee of the Houston Chamber of Commerce has asked the City Council to have a •sculpture or fountain erected at power under the 15th Amendment to suspend literacy tests and to order federal registrars into the South to "banish the blight of racial discrimination." Justice Black dissented on a provision of the law that bars states covered by it from adding voting amendments to their constitutions or passing new laws without review of federal authorities. He said that section treats states as if they were "little more than conquered provinces." Although considering whether a rehearing might be asked. McNair said, "We are in no position at this time — until the full decision is studied — to determine whether there are points on which a request for a rehearing could be based." Louisiana Atty. Gen. Jack Gremillion called the decision "another step in the total destruction of the rights of states to regulate their internal af- . fairs. It also will undoubtedly lead to universal suffrage." Mississippi's Atty. Gen. Joe Patterson said the decision jthe new $50 million Intercon- spend about 35 hours a week at her business. Her oldest son, Greg, 8, is already in school, and the youngest, David, 5, will start kindergarten soon. 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