Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 3, 1968 · Page 7
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 7

Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 3, 1968
Page 7
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Anderson Slips In Recount By SHARI WHITTINGTON Journal-Standard Reporter Three Republican State Representative candidates completed about one-fourth of their self- assigned task Tuesday—recounting votes in the 3&ch House District. The counting is continuing today. Removing coats and loosening ties, the candidates—incumbents Merle K. Anderson, Robert D. Law and Dr. David Shapiro — opened, sorted and counted ballots in the 49 precincts of Sleph- enson County. Retabulation shows Anderson lost 57V'2 votes, chipped from his official 452 vote lead over Law and his 522^ vote lead over Shapiro in the district totals. Law picked up 36 votes and Shapiro gained 11 votes as a result of the recount which lasted from 11 a.m. to about 6 p.m. Unofficial Results Unofficial results from the county recount show Anderson with 2,979 votes compared to the official canvass of 3,036'A; Law with 8,155 compared to 8,119; and Shapiro with 832V4 compared to 821%. The recount was conducted in the Stephenson County Courthouse where the candidates, their "referee," Judge Edward J. Turnbaugh, and Anderson's attorney, H. Emmett Folgate of Rockford, gathered for the daylong session. The contenders were joined by two court recorders from Turnbaugh's home county of Carroll and Wiley Shippee, a member of Stephenson County's Canvassing Board and a former chairman of the county Democratic committee. Sort Ballots Folgate assumed the task of delving into the bags, digging put Republican ballots, unsealing the envelope they were placeed in at the time of the June 11 primary and sorting them into piles for the recount. Flanking him was Shippee, who said he was there because he had served on the canvassing Deaths Ralph Williamson LANARK - Ralph Williamson of Lanark died Tuesday afternoon in Savanna City Hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday. He died following an extended illness. Mr. Williamson had lived in Savanna, Sterling and Molinc and was a carpenter and member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters of Moline and Savanna before purchasing a farm near Lanark, where he resided until the time of his death. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. He received his education in Zion schools. He was born Representative in the 35th District are shown c ounting Stephenson County primary ballots here Tuesday. Left to right are candidates Dr. David Shapiro, Robert D. Law and Merle K. Anderson. Sorting ballots are Wiley Shippe and Em mett Folgate, Anderson's attorney. — Journal- Standard Photo. May 30, 1894, in Carroll County, son-of James and Sadie (Carson) Williamson. Rented Sky-Lift Goes Into Use On Dead Elms Removal of elm trees killed by Dutch Elm disease was enhanced today in Frecport as a rental sky-lift hoist went into operation. The rig arrived Tuesday afternoon from Area Truck & Trailer Equipment Co., of Chicago, successful bidder on a new sky- lift. Delivery on the new $23,123 rig is expected in six weeks. City Council approved purchase Monday night. City Forester Ronald Lender said the tree removal crew will be taking down dead elms on private property. The work pace has been slowed on elm removal since the old city sky-rig was found unsafe for use early in tempt to determine the "voters tested. Shapiro challenged the r*r\f\if*O ' ' TTI: ___ L. TI ____ •-_. i • i • i • i <• On Feb. 26, 1919, he married! Lydia C. Kehl of Polsgrove. She died Feb. 28, 1953. He married Clarice Laughrin Cook of Elizabeth May 15, 1955. Surviving are his widow; and two sisters, Mrs. David (Genevera) McCall of Pearl City and Mrs. Adolph (Zella) Derrer of Freeport. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. June. choice.' First Precinct in his bid for a Armed with a magnifying I recount and Law questioned glass, it was Turnbaugh's duty ™~ ! " ' " ' to determine the validity of certain ballots following rules used by the precinct judges. Erin in his counter claim. The. burden of the cost for the recount is born by the candidates themselves — either Turnbaugh checked these throu S h lhe mone y P aid a teller questionable ballots to see if f° re P la ce them during recount- committee. Overseeing and sometimes correcting the placement of ballots were the other two candidates, each with a note pad and pencil for multiplication of the votes per ballot for each candidate. Turnbaugh suggested the mechanics of recounting — sorting the green ballots into six piles, three each for a candidate receiving all the votes and for the combination of split ballots. Uses Magnifying Glass Using this system and with a minimum of challenges, the re- counters averaged about seven precincts per hour in their at- the mark in the square was an X and to make sure the cross of the X fell inside or on the line of the square. Check marks or any other marks on a ballot are not counted as votes for the candidates. When a quick peek through magnifying glass couldn't resolve the question of validity, the ballots were marked as exhibits and set aside for an official ruling by the court. Candidates Amiable At least two ballots were set aside for rulings, one from Freeport Precinct 23 where no X was visible and the other from Ridott 2 which contained an erasure. The first would have given three votes to Anderson and the second three votes to Law. Conditions in the small room remained amiable with comments centering mainly on the running lose or gain of Anderson. Most of the precincts remained unchanged from the official canvass and many contained only minor changes for the candidates. Major alterations occurred in Freeport's First Precinct and Erin, both of which were con- ing or through loss of funds they could expect if they were working instead of counting. When quizzed on expenses, Shapiro said simply, "it costs." He will also pay court costs and sheriff's fees if the recount does not declare him winner. Law estimated that he is supposed to make $25 per hour while working but added it seldom goes that high. He had been a,t the courthouse since 9 a.m. Anderson said it would cost! Funeral service will be Satur- him whatever his lawyer charges — "I haven't asked him." The other candidates also have lawyer fees. Judges Receive Fees Five judges in each precinct |" e | al were paid $25 each to conduct ' to 9 the original count, according to Kenneth G. Schulz, county clerk. In one precinct each received $3 extra because more than 200 persons voted. Completion of the recount in Stephenson County leaves Ogle, Lee, Jo Daviess and part of Winnebago to finish the district. A recount total of 192 precincts and about 15,000 ballots will be examined before the candidates are through. day at 10 a.m. in Jones-Law Funeral Home, Savanna. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and p.m. Friday. said there is a backlog of 400 to 500 dead elms in the city. Using the sky-lift, a crew can remove about five trees daily. The rental equipment is a new unit with a 50-foot boom, compared to the 65-foot boom on the purchased unit. Rental cost is $1,000 per month, with a rebate to the city on half the charge. No rental charge will be made after six weeks if the new unit is not ready for delivery, Lender said. James Parent Here To Inspect Plaza Progress James Parent of Kalamazoo, architect of the downtown plaza, is visiting Freeport today for inspection of progress on the plaza construction. James Bruclilcr, secretary of Downtown Freeport, Inc., said he plaza is within three weeks of completion. Parent will determine when the plaza is substantially completed. The decision will involve any adjustment of the $96,000 contract which calls for a penalty or bonus of $100 per day for late or early completion with August 15 as the target dale. Install New Grand Knight At KCs Raymond Grindle was installed as Grand Knight of the Freeport Knights of Columbu: in a ceremony Tuesday night al the club's quarters. District deputy Joseph Passenger presented Grindle with the gavel. Grand Knight for the pas ! year has been John Harnish. Other officers installed were: Ernest Meyer, deputy grand knight; M. W. Babb, chancellor; Reunions RABE-LESTIKOW The Rabe-Lcstikow family reunion will be Sunday at Winslow Park. A share-a-dlsh dinner will be served at noon. GRABBLING Members of the Graehling amily attended the 80th annual reunion Sunday at the William Graehling home near Polo. Of- icers were elected for the fol- owing year. They are Gene Behrens of Milledgeville, president; and Bill Peters of Milledgeville, secretary-treasurer. IMEL Forty-two attended the Imel amily reunion Sunday in the vhadwick American Legion Home. The following officers were elected: Edgar Imel, president; Mrs. Stacy Kradle, vice president; and Mrs. Helen Bryson, secretary-treasurer. Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard Wed., July 3, 1968 fg. 7 Apartment House OK'd; Plant Seeks New Zoning The City Council Monday night unanimously approved an ordinance for multiple housing on Lot 1 in the Maplewood Subdivision on South Demlng Avenue. The Maplewood developers proposed to build an apartment house with eight 2-bedroom apartments. City Engineer Robert Kintzel reported that a petition for rezoning of the Ar-Dee Mfg. Co, property at 112 N. Powell Avc. las been referred to the City Planning Commission for hearing and recommendation. Kintzel said today that the Mrs. Edna Shilling of Freeport was the oldest member present and Shelly Ann Baylor of Sterling was the youngest present. Traveling the greatest distance were Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Imel of Cowrie, Iowa, and Mrs. Pat Hagood of Elvins, Mo. John Shaughnessy, secretary; Donald recording Newberry, warden; James Donant and John Ament, inside guards; and John Sissler and Robert Faulkner, outside guards. company has options on adjoining properties with a view to building a plant addition and a parking lot. Present zoning as a nonconforming use in a residential area prevents any expansion, under the city's zoning ordinance. 1322 S. Horl.m Av«. 232-8614 After today, spent in Lee, they IT PAYS TO SHOP IN FREEPORT will resume the recounting Tues-; day in Ogle County. When the recount is completed, Turnbaugh will declare the winners and the 35th House District will have two Republican nominees on the November ballot. SMITH FURNITURE SUMMER STORE HOURS STARTING THROUGH AUGUST NOON SATURDAYS SMITH FURNITURE JOIN THE FREEPORT JAYCEES \\ "Fun For All"' '•••••••* *•••••••• ' •THURSDAY- SPECIAL STAGE SHOW 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Guest Appearances By Congressman John B. 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