The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1966 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 14, 1966
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Voting Machines Seem To Be "In" County Board Majority Is Still In Favor Without touching too much on the legal aspects of voting machines, little doubt remained as to the thinking of three county supervisors on the subject during a special meeting of the board here Thursday at 9 a.m. And it appears every precinct in the county will be using the machines for the primary and general elections, Sept. 6 and Nov. 8, respectively. Luke Linnan, well-known Algona attorney, represented a fourth member of the board, A. J. (Tony) Kollasch, and residents living in the fifth district (Eagle, Grant, Springfield, Hebron, Harrison, Ledyard and Lincoln townships, served by Kollasch) who signed petitions opposing use of the machines earlier. Supervisors Gary McDonald, Lawrence Newbrough and John Rode, chairman of the board, County Attorney Gordon Winkel and Auditor Marc Moore all got in on the discussion of the issue, along with Linnan and Kollasch. Supervisor Charles Plathe was not present. Linnan opened the 30-minute, fast-moving meeting, saying, "Petitions were filed, protesting use of voting machines by voters in the north end of the county. In most townships, the number of voters is small, 100 or less and in some, townships it will be difficult to find space for the machines. Lam told nobody wants to store them in those areas and the board might have to construct buildings for storage." Winkel pointed out the board over-ruled 'those original petitions earlier and that in at least some of the townships space is available, naming Harrison and Ledyard. Linnan pointed out the Code of Iowa says if impractical, machines don't have to be used. Then Winkel, also quoting the Code, said, "If trustees can't find polling place, the board must do so!" Mr. Linnan then said, "People want to use paper ballots, not machines. Without the cooperation of the people, the board might have trouble putting in machines.' 1 Winkel asked, "Why print ballots for some areas and use machines in others? The county is stuck for the machines, whether used or not," referring to a contract approved earlier by the board. Further discussion of the petitions brought this remark from Kollasch, "The petitions were not signed at gunpoint - I didn't circulate any of them.'' Signers included trustees and councilmen in the area involved. McDonald said, "Our only problem seems to be finding a place for them because the people have been misled." To which Mr. Kollasch said, "They have not been misled up there any more than down here." Mr. Newbrough stated, "If the problem is storage (between elections), we'll haul them to Lone Rock or Algona. The board is aware of the problem and figure they can handle it." Chairman Rode then said, "If they have to be moved out bet- Algona, (la.) Upper D«* Maine* Tuesday, June 14, 1966 ween elections, we'll move them out." Mr. Winkel then said, "We don't want to go over Tony's head by trying to find polling places," to which Mr. Kollasch said, "I don't feel the board would be if they want to find polling places.' At the end, it was apparent the board will try and find polling places in the fifth district in time for the coming elections. According to terms of the voting machine contract, 48 machines are being leased, with the county to pay $150 each for only 40 of them for the first two uses. And the fee covers both elections. In most of the county's 35 precincts, no problems have arisen since the contract was signed and the machines delivered here. Some of them have already been hauled to precincts around the county. A ruling of the Iowa Supreme Court in 1943 says - "If a city purchases them, they may be used within the city in all elections, regardless of whether the election be a city, county or state election. If a county purchases them, then the county may authorize the use of them in all elections within the county without further authorization by the the smaller units of the county, such as a city." Deadline Girl Scout Day Camp registrations must be in no later than this Wednesday, June 15. They may be sent to Mrs. Paris Miner, 1409 East Nebraska St., Algona. Kathleen Lierley Of Algona To Wed In Sept. Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Lierley of Algona, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen, above, to Mr. Robert Lawrence Eppler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Eppler of Florham Park, New Jersey. Miss Lierley attended Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and will graduate from Buena Vista College in August. She is a member of Delta Phi Beta sorority. Mr. Eppler graduated from Buena Vista College and is pre- sently employed at the Chef okee Mental Health Institute as a special education instructor. He is a member of Gamma Sigma Phi fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha, honorary music fraternity. A September wedding is planned. Gov. Hughes To Speak, Annual Event Here Gov. Harold Hughes is slated to arrive here this afternoon (Tuesday) to attend the annual Governor's Day at the Algona Country Club. He will be featured speaker at the evening dinner. The 9th annual event here is held as a Joint meeting of the Northwest Iowa Mayor's Assn., of which Mayor Bill Finn Algona, is president, and Northwest Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives' Assn., with Bill Steele of Algona vice president. Also to be featured is an appearance of the Kossuth Barber- shopper's Chorus. Expected to attend the sessions are various heads of state commissions or their representatives. Register 29 New Vehicles New vehicles sales picked up in this area during the past week, with 29 registered at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. New owners are: Chevrolet - H. W. Kitzinger, TItonka, pickup; J. V. Dorenbush, Lakbta, pickup; May G. Helleseth, West Bend; A, L, Larson, Swea City; J, A. Elbert, Algona; Anthony Grabianowski, Armstrong. Ford - Linde Imp. Co., Swea City, pickup; Quaker Oats Co., Swea City; Dennis or Patsy Priebe, Lone Rock; Quaker Oats Co., Algona; H. W. Hartman, Lone Rock; E. A. Schemel, Algona. IHC - J. H. Ricklefs, Titonka, pickup. CMC - G. E. Steil, Algona, . pickup. Dodge - F. W. Brusie, Algona; Dale or Sadie Struthers, Algona; Rev. L. C. Schumacher, Bode. Olds - George or Mino Johnson, Swea City. Plymouth - Cleo or Alberta Kautsch, Whittemore, Gerald or Marjorie Mofflt, Algona; Harold Trauger, LuVerne. Mercury - E. W. or Doris Johnson, Lakota; R. J. Shell- myer, Whittemore. Pontiac - G. C. Carlson, Wesley. Buick - Harry or Lillian Thilges, Irvington. Apache - Chuck Behr Trlr. Sales, Algona (2) Winnebago - Charles Behr, Algona. Reassign Pastor Father Maurice Krause, assistant pastor . at 'St. John's Catholic church at Bancroft, has been reassigned to Kuemperhigh school in Carroll, and is to begin his new duties June 28. He is son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Krause of Fenton, and went to Bancroft in September of 1961. PEOPLE ARE GETTING STUNG ON SANDWICHES! • BE SURE THEY GIVE YOU SOME MEAT IN YOUR SANDWICH - AND IF YOU DON'T GET ANY ASK FOR IT. BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY A PLENTY-MAD CITIZEN WHO OBJECTS TO BEING PLAYED FOR A SUCKER IN OUTLYING AREAS.

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