Both candidates have signed statements to the effect that if elected they will do their utmost to attend the 1962 SF Convention to be held in Chicago. In addition they have posted bond, and provided signed nominations. Their platforms are listed on the reverse of this Ballot Form.
Should the winner be unable to make the trip, the second place winner will be offered the opportunity.
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Debonair EDDIE JONES, 27, single, personal friend of Harrison (Must Travel!); is a lively, highly-talented fan type whose artwork, under the "Eddie" banner has appeared over the last six years in most of the top fanzines. Holder of several fan honours -- KtS.F., ECLaSFaS. etc, Eddie's also a long time Science-Fiction reader and addict, Liverpool Group Member, regular convention-goer, and enthusiastic tape-respondent; whilst his other interests include fan-film-making (MaD Productions), guns and the Old West, jazz, gastronomy and (naturally) the Grape. Eddie's being elected would be a great new concept in TAFF; for he promises a unique all-picture record of his fannish adventures.
Vote Jones! Elect-Ed!
Nominated by: Norman Shorrock, John Berry, Terry Jeeves, Lynn Hickman and Bjo Trimble
If there is any fan who is universally liked and admired by all of British fandom, Ethel Lindsay is that fan. Her enthusiasm, generosity, and willingness to help have been assets to the convention and club committees she has served on. She is an avid reader of science-fiction, and is a writer of charm and interest. She has a lively and intelligent outlook on fandom and life, and is an asset to any conversationalist group. A member of OMPA, she has been a leading light since its inception with her magazine 'SCOTTISHE'. At present she is the able chair-lady of the Science-Fiction Club of London. She will be a superb TAFF delegate and worthy representative of British Fandom.
Nominated by: Arthur Thomson, H.K. Bulmer, Archie Mercer, Rick Sneary and Harry Warner
At November 1st, 1961, the TAFF treasury can be said to be in a fairly healthy state. Not only is the passage across the Atlantic of RON ELLIK to the 1962 British Convention assured, but we are also reasonably confident that it will be possible to send a British Delegate to the Chicago World-Convention under the auspices of TAFF. With your continued support, this will become a certainty. This happy state of affairs is in no small part due to the donation to TAFF of $200.00 from the SEATTLE WORLD CONVENTION COMMITTEE. Let it be also acknowledged that all the donations to TAFF, big or small, have gladdened the heart of Don Ford and myself over the past campaign. Thank you! And now shall we make TAFF an annual affair?
(This copy enclosed with SATHANAS
#2, a KriFanTat Publication.)