BACK TRAHAN FOR EVANSTON MAYOR S POST
Council Acts Tonight
on Acting Head
BY DONALD YABUSH
A poll among members of the Evanston city council indicates that Ald. Benjamin N. Trahan [4th] is the leading candidate for election as acting mayor of Evanston. The 18 member council will elect an acting mayor at its meeting tonight
in City hail.
The vacancy was created by the resignation of Mayor John R. Kimbark, which becomes effective Wednesday. Illness forced Kimbark to resign after he served a year and a half of his four-year term.
Actively Seeks Post
Traban, who is actively seek- ing the post of acting mayor, said he would not run in the Nov. 6 election to succeed him- self. He is 66 and said he would not want to campaign. Some council members who hope to enter the regular race for mayor said they believed the acting mayor s job would give a candidate an advantage over others, Trahan said. He said he believes he will be a compro. mise choice.
There had been some offers of support to Aldermen Mrs. Theresa R. Long [1st] and Otto R. Hills [6th) but both said they are not interested.
Oppose Marshall Bid
The acting mayor will serve from Wednesday until the Nov. 6 elections.
Most of the aldermen polled
said they were opposed to the candidacy of 32-year-old Ald. Charles B. Marshall [8th] for mayor because they believe he is too young. They conceded Marshall to be a strong cam- , appealing to the mi- nority Democrats as well as some Republicans, who out- number Democrats in Evanston about 5 to 1.
Filing dates for the Nov. 6 election will be from Aug. 13 to Sept. 17. Each candidate must have a minimum of 831 signa-
tures of registered voters, said City Clerk Maurice F. Brown. All candidates will be listed as independents on the ballots, he said.