Message from Antlers!
VOTE! My Dad, the late Ralph Fox was fanatical about voting. For a while, the
voting precinct was in his photo studio, which was in our house at 1601 Euclid. The night before the election, they would
set up the voting booths and the Democrats and Republicans would gather to count the votes. He always wanted to get his in
first to election headquarters, but he never got more than second. Write in votes would slow down the process and the men
at the halfway houses would always write in his name for office. Ralph Fox always received votes for mayor or governor or
President. I always wondered what would happen if he actually ran for office.
One time in the fifties, the A.A. community staged a write in campaign and elected one of
their own, Pat Boyles, the mayor of Lincoln. We had a parade around Lincoln in cars, honking horns and it was great fun and
he turned out to be a great mayor.
That is a little piece of AA history. - Paige Namuth