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Lebanon Daily News (Newspaper) - November 1, 1965, Lebanon, Pennsylvania Dally News Lebanon Pa Monday November 1 196S 21 The PennsyJvamo Story Apathetic Voters Pass Up Local Elections In Which Issues Affect Their Lives By Mason DenfsoH HARRISBURG Tomorrow is the day of Pennsylvanias underestimated so called off year local elec tion r RUMMAGE SALE St Pauls EUB Church THURSNOV4 6 PM Until 1 Sponsored by Explorer Post 47 HQASTER About Your INSURANCE 43 Hltfi Dial 27276M Donald Hoaster Eugene Hoaster Thomas Bdrnhart We Give CLA Fetk Ride 4 Shop Tokens ESTABLISHED 1906 that it is more underestimated lation is not without good rea a descriptive term and more is being used by students of sovernment and political strategists in ex asperation and frustration in referring to elections such as tomorrows runoff Derivation of the term un derestimated is simply when you stop to think about for that matter quite pointed it means just what it says Be cause tomorrows election basi cally is local in nature loo many voters are prone to un derestimate its importance The net result Voter turnout in such ejections invariably falls on the light side local issues are at thatstrike closer to home than TVproduc tion style presidential and gub ernatorial turn out at tomorrows ballot box rumble in t h e o r yshould be greater than at any election This isnt quite the way it works however which is why tomorrows gathering of the vot ing lever brood in all probabil ity again will turn out to be on the light side YET LOOK at the closeto home local issue s on the CAR AERIAL BROKEN I t L Jisk Lee Kiicadden 781 Hill St reported to city police Sat urday that his car areia was broken tome time Thursday night while his CAJwas parked at and Damage was estimated at questionably will prove surpris ing SHOULD THE ISSUE fail or pass among the loudest squaw kers again if precedent is fol lowed against the ultimate de cision will be those who didnt bother to cast their own vote one way or he oilier Even on the v e r y limited statewide level this year there is another referendum one of two constitutional amend ments that could affect many individual Pennsylvania resi dents The proposal is that taxing au thorities be permitted to ex empt persons receiving less than per year from their occupation from paying dccupa tional privilege taxes Think that one over Some day it may be a very critical personal item to you These then are illustrations of the importance of tomorrows local election an election too often written off as disin leresling unimportant etc It is why with increasihgirig fre quency elections such as tomor rows are being referred to as underestimated ejections in which the importance is vast Sv vj r LET PEIFFER ELECTRIC WALTZ YOU THROUGH WASHDAY with an V FLAMELESS ELECTRIC CLOTHES DRYER Big Special Deal On Flameless Electric Dryers KIHWf Donlt Wait nWTT i Buy NOWI RCA Whirlpool Automatic Washer Youll never go wrong with this new RCA Whirlpool Automatic Washer BUY THE WASHER AND 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winch every citizen in Hazlelon will be af fected one way or the other ul timately Here is an issue that strikes at the very heart of local liv ing anIssue inwhich thevot ers are being asked to decide on whether a study should be made of existing municipal gov ernment with a possible view toward improvement whenthe votes are final ly tabulated after tomorrows runoff chancesr are good if precedent is followed the vote will be appallingly light The issue itself incidentally is an excellent one The question is not one of whether Hazleton city government should be changed theauthor ization of a study of the var ious types of government to find the best type suited for Hazle ton Inasmuch asthe question In volves only a study you would think the vote would run something like 10000 lo 1 in favor r but again when the vote tabulation is completed the number of negative votes un ly underestimated GET THE BESTGET FLAMELESS ELECTRIC CLOTHES DRYER AUTOMATIC3 TEMPERATURES Damp Dries Dries tnd Strati 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