Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 6, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

November 06, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Clear, cold lonlghl, wllh Jaws urouiid 30. Clciir lu partly cloudy Thursday, highs in low 50s. VOLUME 92 NUMBER 301 FINAL CITY 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES By Vai Corlcy DBS MOINES (AP) Repub- lican'Gov. Robert Ray bucked a national trend Tuesday to sound- ly defeat Democrat James Schaben and claim two Iowa firsts. Hay's re-election in a Demo- cratic year made him the first Iowa governor elected to a fourth term and the first elected to a four-year term. Unofficial returns show Ray, with 97 percent of the vote in, captured 58 percent of (he vole wilh compared with for Schaben and for American party candidate Ralph Scott. Shown Appreciation "I think the people hav shown some appreciation for Ih Blouin Takes House Seat By State Sen. Michael Blouin, Du buque Democrat, piled up lead in his home county of Dubuque in Tuesday s election and made it stand up to become the youngest man evei named lo congress from Iowa s be 29 Thursday better birlhda; a political can Second district. Blouin will and what present could didale receive than a victory over a slale senate col league, Tom Riley, Cedar Rapids Republican? The unofficial vote totals gave: Riley (James Whitford, American party votes, candidate, received 983 including 25 in Allama- Robert Ray responsive government we've had in Ray said. "Our campaign went like we wanted it to go. It stayed right on course throughout the cam- paign but it wasn't an cas> Ray said. Schaben admitted he was, "ir many respects, hitler" with de- feat. "The (hing that is distressing io me is I've lei down utterly How Linn Voted on State Races, Page 12A thousands of supporters who have worked so hard and dili- gently in my Schaben said. "That's really (he only regret I have." The Democrat sent Ray a !et- ler offering congratulations and best wishes. Best System "We have engaged in the elec- toral process of our democracy lo (he bes', cf our Scha- ben wrote. "While losing embodies many emotions, I will ask all those who assisted my candidacy to seek consolation in having par- ticipated in the best system of government yet devised." The conslitutional amendment extending the governor's lenn from two years to four gave Schaben much of his ammuni- lion in the race. Too Long Schaben contended "ten years is too long for any person to hold the power of governor- thai, "fresh ideas, new initiatives don't come from peo- ple that long entrenched in power." Bui P.ay contended experience is valuable fur a governor, lhal kee, 33 in Cedar, 91 in Clayton 53 in Clinton, 23 in Delaware 333 in Dubuque, 38 in Fayetie, 32 in Jackson, 21 in Jones, 335 in Linn and 33 in Winneshiek.) Blouin's triumph, which was not unexpected, is another step in a meteoric career lhat start- ed in 1968 when he was elected (See Chart on Page 12A) state representative and, at 23, became the youngest member of the 1969 Iowa house. He was re-elected lo the house in 1970 and, at 27, won election lo the Iowa senate in 1972, join- ing that body in 1973 as ils youn- gest member. His senate term does not ex- pire until 1977. So he will have to resign from that office before taking the oalh as a congress- man, leaving a vacancy to be filled at a special election to be called by Gov. Robert Ray. Loras Graduate Thus, only nine years after being graduated from Loras col- lege in Dubuque in 1966, Blouin will become one of 435 members of the lower house of congress. A former .school teacher and (Continued: Page 2. Col. 7.) in Senate izclle Photo by L. W. Ward John Culver (D-Cedar Rapids) kept tradition Wednesday morning as he has in each of his other mornings after victories by thanking employes at the Wilson and Co. plant gate in Cedar Rapids. Culver was victorious over Repubjican David Stanley of Muscatine for the U.S. senate seat Sen. Harold Hughes is giving up at the end of his term to enter religious work. Demos Again Control Linn Courthouse By Koland Krckclcr Democrats maintained com- >lele control of the Linn counly courthouse by winning all four if the county offices up for elec- ion Tuesday. The party gained conlrol in he general election two years igo by winning the six races in Michael Blouin hat election. The vote Tuesday agair Culver Wins Senaie Bid by Votes By Frank Nye Linn counlians awakened Wednesday to the knowledge that they soon will be unique among Americans: Beginning in January their showed the counly to be a 'Dem- ocratic stronghold as all bul Vote by Precincts On Page 4A four races were carried in Linn county by lhat party's standard- bearers. The four exceptions were ir the contesls won by Republicans Gov. Robert Ray, Lt. Gov. Ar- thur Neu and State Rep. Joan Lipsky in (heir successtul bid.1- for re-election and Stale Sen. Tom Riley in his unsuccessful (Continued on Page 5C, Col. 1.) Linn Demos Take but One Seat Linn county Democrats came Congressman-elect Michael h i s adminislralion record of delivery" has with licans was Stale Hep. Joan jorily in the senate, Lipsky, Cedar Rapids, who won Blouin's resignation, when ac- parallclcd social growth and complishmenls. lowans apparently believed Kay. In an election where Demo- era I K captured statchouscs across Ihe country and five of six Iowa congressional scats, Ray retained Ihe governorship by approximately I In1 snmc percentage he won I wo years ago. vithin one of making a clean weep of Hie eight legislative eats lhat were up for grabs in 'ucsday's election.. And in that one, the four-term ncumbent Republican had a ussle to win by 563 voles. Saving Ihe day for the Repub- Vote by Precincts On Page 4B re-election lo a Icrm 'Over Thomas Scars, Cedar Rapids Democrat, running for the first lime, in the 2lith district. The 26th has been considered 'safe" territory for Republicans wilh Rep. Lipsky in Ihc driver's seal. Hnl Sears Ihrealencd clown to the last precincts lo report. Big Pnrt Democratic victories in Linn iplaycd a big part in helping lhal And in 1972, Ray niilpullcdiparly win conlrol of Ihe house President Nixon in Iowa when land wilh conlrol of the .senate the former President was win-jcxpcclcd lo follow when n spc-i ning in a landslide across the cial election is held lo fill the cnimtrv. 'listru-l from which Blouin, Dubuque Democrat, will soon resign. Unofficial results gave Demo- crals a 59 to 40 majority in the Iowa house with one vacancy, in Dubuque county, to be filled a special election. Republicans presently control (he house, 55 lo -15. The unofficial results also give Democrats a 26 lo 24 ma- comes, reducing thai lo 25-24. But Dubuque is so heavily Dem- ocratic lhat il is likely his suc- be Democrat, sending Ihe majority back lo 24. Republicans presently con- lrol, 28-22. Two Seals Dcmocrals captured the two Republican scats in Linn lhal were up for election Tuesday. In the llilh district, Steve So- vcrn, Marion Democrat, unseat- ed three-session veteran Son. alph Pol lor, former Marion (Continued: Pago .1. counly will be home lo onc-fif- lielh of the members of Ihe most exclusive club in the world the United States senate. That became an established fact late Tuesday night when Congressman John Culver Cedar Rapids Democrat, postcc a victory over Stale Rep. Davic Stanley, Muscatine Republican for the senate seat Harold Hughes is leaving lo enter reli- gious work next year. Once in the senate, Culvei will join his erstwhile adminis- trative assistant, U.S. Sen. Dick Clark of Marion, who beat hin there by two years. "C and C Twins" They'll likely become known as tho "C and C twins from Linn." Only New York slale, wilh I wo senators from Ihe same large metropolis, has anything closely akin to the Iowa silua- lion-lo-be, and Senators Jacob Javits and James Buckley arc about as far apart philosoph- ically as the senators in mosl states arc geographically. t Linn counlians got car- ried away, Icl it be known this will not be the first lime in Iowa history that a single county has been the home of ils two sena- tors. The first time was back at the lurn of the century and Ihc :iome counly was Polk. From DCS Moines The two senators involved hen were Albert Cummins, who served from lilOB lo and who joined served one from DCS Lafayette Young, iiitn in 1910 and year. Both were Moines. Then, in 1922 another DCS Moines man, Charles Hawson. was elected lo Ihe senate for a short term, which he served wilh Cummins. _________ _____________ __i Tntltitf's Chuckle Noah was our first financier floated a limited com- pany when all Ihc rest, of Ihc world was in liquidation. Copvnfifil 197.1 Bul now il, will be "the Linn twins" when Culver, who lias served Ihe Second district for len years as ils congressman, ascends to the scnale, where he has aspired lo be from the time he entered politics, in 1964. 1972 Thoughts Culver seriously considered running for senator in 1972 but, afler testing the political winds, sacked off and ran for re-elcc- lion. Clark, who had been doing the wind-testing as Culver's assis- tant, then stepped into the vac- uum, took a hike across Iowa to get his name before the voters, and unseated the Republican incumbent, Jack Miller of Sioux Cily. When Hughes surprised the entire political world by an- nouncing in September, 1973, he was leaving politics for religion, Culver didn't hesitate a second time. He promptly announced for senator and Tuesday he won the job. With all but a few of the A 16-year veteran of Iowa legislative wars, cast in Ihe con- servative mold of the man he will succeed, salvaged the only congressional victory for the state's Republicans in Tues- day's election. (Continued: Page 2, Col. 4.) Third Only House Win For GOP WASHINGTON (AP) A na- tion unsettled by the Watergate scandal and burgeoning price? handed Democrats a much tighter grip on congress and a near-record total of governor- ships in the mid-term election of The majority party picked up at least four senate seats, for a total of 62, and captured two- thirds conlrol of the house. As of midday, the Democrats had 291 representatives one vote more than the so-called ve- Statc by state roundup page 5A; governor races page 5C; senate and house results page 11D. to-proof margin and were loading in .several oilier races j that were still too close to call. Tabulations were also in- complete in some governors' races, hut the likely outcome would give the Democrats four more stale mansions for a total of 36 ihc greatest number since their 193C landslide. Ohio Upset But the G.O.P. scored a major jpset in populous Ohio, with 65- year-old James Rhodes barely squeaking by incumbent Gov John Gilligan who was re earded by many as a rising na- tional star for the Democrats. Rhodes, a former governor had conceded defeat during tin nighl, and (lie final margin was so light dial a recount was aj most certain. The Democrats got several new faces (o watch as potenlial candidates in the campaign two years away: Gov crnors-elect Hugh Carey of New York and Edmund Brown, jr., 01 California, a n d Senators-elect fohn Glenn of Ohio and Dale Bumpers of Arkansas. Nixon Defenders And the losers included a half- He is Irassley, Stale Rep. 41, New Charles Hartford hae anc (Continued on Page 5C, Col. 4.) Charles Grassley Meivinsky Wins First; Four Counties to Leach Congressman Edward Mez- vinsky, 37, of Iowa Cily, rolled up a lead of votes in his home county of Johnson and Leach, Bettcndorf business man, to Scolt is largest of the district's 13 counties and Leach almost dozen Republicans who been among the loudest longest defenders of formei President Nixon: Four members of the house judiciary commit tec who stood by Nixon during last summer's hearings am Reps. Dan Kuykcndall of Ten nessce and Earl Landgrebe ol Indiana. Though the Democratic gains Tuesday were a bit below some pre-election forecasts and in line with the normal off-year patten of opposition party success Democratic spokesmen, hailed their victory as a signal to sup plant Ford's economic policies with measures of their own. "This is not just a victory, this is a declarec Speaker Carl Albert of Oklaho- ma, scheduled lo preside over tile first house in a decade with a two-thirds Democratic mar- gin, theoretically the "veto- proof" body Ford warned might block his programs. Eyes nn 197C Oilier Democrats cocked their eyes towards 1976 and the presi- dential contest they hope wil restore them to While House control. If Ford doesn't change his went on lo post a to win it to have a chance re-election victory in the First to upset the firsl-lerm congress- Jislricl Tuesday. McCTinsky also carried Scolt, But Leach was successful only :hc home counly of his 31-year-.in Jefferson, Louisa, Muscatine old Republican opponent, Washington counties. Two Others In addition lo Johnson and Scolt, Mezvinsky carried two other large counties, DCS Moines and Lee, by and voles rcspcclivcly, as well (See Chart on Page 12A) as the rural counties of Bcnton, Henry, Iowa, Poweshiek and Van Burcn. Mcxvinsky, w h o obviously benefited from his television ex- posure as n member of the house judiciary committee dur- ing the Watergate hearings, had this lo say about his rc-eleclion: "I think our victory lonighl economic programs will win the White House in declared Sen. Lloyd Bensen of Texas, a likely Democratic pres- idential contender. And Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington said lie might unveil his White House bid before year's end. "We're seeing Ihe rebuilding of the old Democratic coalition which served Ihc Democratic parly and Ihc nation so well for many declared Dem- o c r a t i c Chairman Robert Strauss, adding that the result was more than a victory, but Sharp Gain For Stocks NEW YORK (UPI) Slocks strongly Wednesday in icavy trading. The Dow Jones IRC was up 8.84 lo it. 2 p.m. Advances led declines l-l on Ihc New York Slock Ex- (Conliiiued on Page 5C, Col. [change. also an opportunity to tackle "bread and butter" issues. Ford Concedes At (he While House, President Ford watched the returns on television and conceded his party had lost. "I have accepted the ver- he said. "Those who lose often come back to win another day." Republican Chairman Mary Louise Smith, who had down- graded the impact of the Water- gate scandal in the weeks pre- ceding the election, conceded that "Watergate and the econ- omy have combined to influence the voters." And she termed the results "disheartening but also temporary." With final returns still being tabulated in a number of states, his was the picture: Senaie Democrats picked up five seats but were trailing n one they now hold, giving hem a likely margin of 62 to 38 n the new senate compared to heir 58 to 42 lead in the current one. House Democrats had licked up at least 46 seats from Republicans while losing five to candidates. They had (Photos on Picture Page) elected 291 house members and led in three other races, for a possible total ot 294, 45 more than in the current house in which (hey hold a 248 (o }87 ma- jority. The margin is the biggest since the 295-140 majority afler .he Lyndon Johnson landslide of 1964. Governors Democrats had captured nine from the Republi- cans, lost two to the G.O.P. and ost another to an independent candidate in Maine. Republi- cans led in two current Demo- cratic slates, Kansas and Alas- ta, for an indicated breakdown of 36 Democrats, 14 Republicans and one independent, surpassing ,he 35 to 14 margin after 1958 lut short of the record 39 gover- wrs elected in 1936. Wins Expected As expected, the Democrats captured senate seats in Flori- da, Kentucky, Colorado and North Dakota. In Florida, former Secretary of State Richard Stone, a mod- erate Democrat, defeated con- servative G.O.P. businessman Jack Eckerd for the seat of Republican Sen. Edward Gur- ney, under federal indictment for bribery, conspiracy and per- jury. In Kentucky, Democratic 3ov. Wendell Ford scored heav- ily in rural areas and held his own in Louisville to unseat freshman G.O.P. Sen. Marlow Cook. In Colorado, Gary Hart, the 36-year-old 1972 campaign man- ager for Democratic presiden- ial nominee George McGovern, iwampcd two-term Republican Sen. Peter Dominick. Surprise Victory In Vermont, a 34-year-old Democrat, Patrick Leahy, sur- irised Republican Rep. Richard Vlallary in the race to succeed Sen. George Aiken. He )ccame Ihc first Democrat ever elected to the senate from that once rock-ribbed Republican slate. And in North Dakota, former iov. William Guy narrowly dc- cated veteran G.O.P. Sen. Mil- on Young. In Oklahoma, former Rep. Ed (Continued: Col. 1.) Today's Index Comics....................flD Crossword .................9D Daily Record ..............3A Deaths ....................3A Editorial Features.........6A l''arm financial Marion Movies Society Sports Stiitn Television Want Ads .......1C ......10D GC .....8D 12H-15B ...1D-Gn -...71) 120-151) ;