) PAGE 24 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1971 THE JOURNAL Machines to Be Checked Socially Speaking Supervisor Abrams Wins by Four Votes Donald Ashwood, 1000 Pickering St. was admitted to the Hepburn Hospital early this morning. Hospital officials reported that he was to undergo diagnostic tests. His condition was described as good. By Nick J. Podgurski An addition of eight votes to Bennett Abrams' column in District One changed the election of the Town of Massena Supervisor completely around giving Abrams victory instead of a defeat which had been previously announced. Republican Bennett Abrams won the election by four votes, 3,032 to Democrat Councilman Charles Smith's 3,028 who was making his first bid for the top post in the Township of Massena. In losing Smith will still retain his councilman's position. . Initially the tabulation of the 15 districts of the township showed that Smith had won the election by four votes. There was happiness among the Democrat workers who were watching a big board in the auditorium of the \READY BUILT\ STONE FIRE- PLACES ON SALE! .n • Easy installation by the do-it- yourselfer within one hour! I •Equal to mason builtl fireplaces at one-fifth the| cost* • Gas or electric logs providel additional heat up to 20,000| BTU's •'Realistic, but without thel mess of ashes, soot or heavy,! dirty logs. ALL FIREPLACES ARE SOLD COMPLETE AND INCLUDE GAS OR ELECTRIC HEATING LOGS, FIREPLACE ANDIRONS, FIREPLACE TOOLS ALONG WITH MATCHING FIREPLACE SCREENS. NOTHING ELSE TO BUY! COMPLETE MODELS FROM SAVE Z $141 COMPLETE \BEN FRANKLIN\ FIREPLACES INCLUDES PIPE REDUCER, SCREEN, GIRDE READY FOR INSTALLATION Reg. Save s 169 $ 32 $ ELECTRIC WALL HUNG FIREPLACES REG. $129 $ 97 Headquarters for Fireplaces GARNS SUPPLY Ogdensburg — Potsdam Gouverneur & Watertown Town Hall. Sometime later, however, it was noted that a change was to be made in District One. Supervisor Abrams was given eight more votes, enough to swing the Supervisor election conv pletely around. Even then, some 90 minutes after the election was over, no one knew for sure if the four vote count would hold in Abrams favor. Election inspectors take down the machine figures once the polling district has been officially closed. Both parties_check the tabulations on an official sheet. Meanwhile both.parties have their own workers stati^nf.d at. the various districts and they relay the vote tally to their headquarters. There was considerable delay in the final tabulation of District 14, the V.S. . Jerry polling place, which includes the Highland Nursing Home. Over 100 absentee ballots had to be counted, many of them nursing home residents. Who said the 18 year old vote was going to swing the election? District 14 results came in after 10 o'clock and with Abrams getting 221 to Smith's 198, the final results showed that Smith had won by four votes at that time. Smith was termed the winner until a double check of all of the vote count was made. Town Clerk Doris Clement was posting the official figures and electric adding machine them in her office. Even after Abrams was declared the apparent winner when the mistake in' the initial tally was noted in Distric 1, the official sheets for three distr had yet to be counted. The suspense on both sides mounted. Republican workers who manned telephones from Jack's Hideaway owned by Carl Serabian, former Town Republican chaiirman, had learned earlier that Smith was the winner by four votes until he was notified of the change in District One. \Abrams won!!\ Serabian ushered in the good news. Bedlam broke out among the workers. Military ballots have yet to be counted? Someone questioned. A number of hurried telephone calls were made for clarification. It was learned that absentee ballots could be obtained until Oct. 26. They had to be returned to the Board of Elections by 12 noon Nov. 1. On military .ballots the ruling was that anyone in service could obtain an application for a military ballot until Oct. 21. The count, military ballots must be received by the Division for Servicemen's Voting in Albany by noon the day before the general election. Those had been included in the vote count. That meant that all votes were in. Republicans breathed a bit easier. There is only the chance of a change now; human error in transferring the machine count to the official ballot by the inspectors of both parties. That Mrs. Clifford Burnliam Dies At Bridgeport BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -Mrs. Clifford (Florence Ferguson) Burnham, 84, of 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, former resident of Hammond, N.Y., died Monday evening at her home here. Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, N.J. A memorial service will be held Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Howland Chapel, United Congregational Church, Bridgeport. She is survived by her husband, Clifford; a daughter, Mrs. Calvin D. MacCraken of West Cornwall, Conn.; two brothers, William A. Ferguson of Ritchfield, Conn., and Leonard C. Ferguson of Freeport, 111., and three grandchildren. Mrs. Ferguson was born at Ham- mond, the daughter of the late Rev. Daniel A- Ferguson and Mary Cuthbert Ferguson. She was educated at Ham- mond and Gouverneur schools and graduated from Mt. Holyoke College. The Burnhamsi were residents of West Hartford, Conn.', from 1948 to 1962 when they moved back ,to Hammond. They relocated at Bridgeport in 1969. Mr. Burnh'am is retired from the Hartford Insurance Company where he was associate director of training. OUR SPECIALTY EVERY FRIDAY SHOLETTES RESTAURANT 307 CRESCENT ST. 393-9732 could change the election results completely around again. The voting machines will be checked by the County Board of Elections on Thursday. All 15 machines will be checked. The last official count tabulated in., the Town Clerk's office, including absentee and military ballots, showed: Attorney Abrams 3,032. Charles Smith 3,028. Spec. 4 John J. Miller, U.S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W: Miller of 317 Rensselaer Ave., this city, was recently assigned to the 66th Maintenance Battalion in Germany. Miller is a mechanic with Company B of the bat- talion, near Kaiserslautern. Lawrence State Hospital. Mrs. Caufield was on the staff in the Physical Therapy Department. She was honored at a Tea given by her women co-workers in the therapy department, and presented a gift of silver, and at a surprise retirement party by personnel of Pritchard Pavilion in October. She was presented an engraved clock as a memory gift from her many friends and co-workers. Main St.; this city, are observing their 4th wedding anniversary today. Mrs. Compo is the former Marjorie Ann Downs. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd E. Compo of 418y 2 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogala are the parents of a baby girl, born early Thursday morning. The baby weighed 8- lbs. 8 ozs. Mrs. Rogala is the former Donna Jean McGrath. Rogala is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rogala, Syracuse. Mrs. Rogala is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. . Harold McGrath, 1024 Ford St. Daniel L. Caufield of 807 Elizabeth St., who is the city building inspector, un- derwent surgery on his knee at a Watertown hospital Oct. 12. He returned home Oct. 16, and is now undergoing physical therapy treatments at Hepburn Hospital, three times a week. CONGRATULATED - Thomas G. Miller, guidance director at Morristown Central School, congratulates Elaine Johnson for winning the Bauseh and Lomb Science Award. Elaine Johnson Wins Morristown Science Award Mrs. Daniel L. (Eva L.) Caufield, R. N., of 807 Elizabeth St., city, has retired after 42 years of service at the St. Our Readers Write A DISAPPOINTED VOTER Editor •Dear Sir: When the legislation was passed that 18 to 20 year olds could vote, I felt very privileged and excited. I believed that I was helping to shape our government and elect our future leaders. When the time drew closer, I began to change my mind. How can there be a good election when there is only one candidate? I've heard speeches as well as complaints about the dangers of no choice in can- didates, and yet when I went to the polling place this morning, there wasn't even a contest. What was worse, I couldn't,even cast a write-in ballot to provide a little competition. I am very very disappointed, as a voter, not only because of a one-sided election in a few cases, but more so because one party wasn't interested enough to find a capable candidate, because one party didn't have enough enthusiasm to put up a good fight, and because one party didn't care enough to contact personally those of its own party to be sure to vote. I for one was never asked to support anybody. If more people feel as I do, then many of the younger people will do as their elders - not even bother to vote Morristown - Elaine Johnson, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Roy Johnson, has won Bauseh and Lomb or v ° te f ° r the P ar ty that at least cares. Science Award at Morristown Central Let ' s be more llke Americans and give Hogh School. The award was presented yoters something to feel proud of and by Richard Kropat, principal. \The Bauseh and Lomb Science Award is especially significant,\ Kropat said, \because it recognizes our senior with the highest scholastic standing in science subjects.\ Elaine has a 97.6 average in her science subjects. As a winner of the award, she is eligible to compete for a four-year scholarship at the University of Rochester. Scholarship winners are selected on merit. Stipends are based on need and may range up to $3,500 per year. The award, a handsome bronze metal, is presented each year to winners at more than 8,600 participating schools throughout the United States. Surveys indicate that the Award has encouraged more than 30 percent of the winners to follow scientific careers. * *^* * want to cast their vote for. Georgi Erickson 512 Proctor Ave. City Editor, The Journal, Dear Sir: I would like to extend my sincere I thanks to the voters of the First Ward for the support given me in the recent election and also to the members of the Democratic Committee for their support | and endorsement. I would like to congratulate the] winning candidates of all parties and wish them the best of luck in their I respective offices in the coming years. Harold E.Roach, Candidate, First Ward Supervisor J *****,** TOMORROW and SATURDAY are the LAST 2 DAYS of our DOER'S DAYS SALE- shop for special buys in every department GET DOER'S DOLLARS for FREE CASH 1,000 EXTRA Jyll GREEN STAMPS MM with the purchase of any . MENS CURLEE SUIT . 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