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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOKXLHI FIVE CENTS COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KB MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 41936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 25 IOWA GOVERNORSHIP RACE IN DOUBT KRASCHElJOES Vermont and Maine Only States to Vote for Landon INTO LEAD WITH MARGIN OF 1 for Roosevelt Other Major Offices MOiNfS Iowa icy oik Sfrxvt seat or tht Rotvssvelt i Hth opiy one itc stale Nes G would lose what counties he does lose in the most rural of the rural aitas Below the office of governor democratic candidates were out in front Hailed by the democratic state r Ci central committee which nominat Uemocrats oweep jtate td him as the outstanding young man in Iowa politics John Valen tine Centenille lawyer and former state tax board chairman held a substantial margin over W C Ed son Storm Lake attorney for lieu tenant governor Dunns three legislative sessions Valentine as a state senator from his district was democratic floor leader closely identified with Gov ernor Herring with whom he asrreed on most policies Valentine resigned his tax board position to accept the lieutenant governorship nomination Mrs Alex Miller democratic in cumbent secretary of state appar ently won over Mrs Henry Wood of iloville in her lace for a third term in the office Mrs Millers mar sin over her opponent was larg er than that of any officeseeker below the rank of governor Alex Millers Widow Mrs Miller is the widow of Alex for many years a Washing ton Iowa newspaper publisher prominent in democratic circles Her terra in office was marked by creation of a state highway patrol under her jurisdiction In the vace for state auditor the veteran C W Storms of Fort rilVtr Vvilf Madison who went into office in o the 1932 democratic landslide was rartvi apparently assured of a third term th1 on the basis of incomplete unoffi li sJcsooraVic ScrloVLouo cial returns from throughout the v eg raa 35 TVCJI or betj state o3ry Charii Storms ed Frank TV Hanson his j rade his rirst ven republican opponent The state aud seeker this yeai itor whose home is in Fort Madison the oars v returns from has been prominent in Iowa demo the states 2442 pre1 cratic circles for a number of years the democratic JLC who sought atlvaace rr to governorship iaggeci poicrC George Wilson Des aJ fomer Fok county state senator all rrorrrng But w2r 0 of 57 carriciate took a slight ffaii sixtJv aitcr rioor The race rej very doubt how E seemed cluace has defended the t deal at turn since he took SCi or tecam his ar circles as the who taugnt lowra to vote democratic cIi i beaded by their republi n cpooaeats race betveer LeoJLWegman of Carroll an other democratic incumbent seeking j a third term held a substantial margin over Frank L Williams I Cedar Rapids real estate man in the state treasurer race Former House Speaker i The same proportionate majority was counted in the race for state as aRd tuck attorney general with John Mitch h on Krasche led in ell Fort Dodge attorney ahead of i but firali Harold E Davidson of Clarincia 7i 22 votes Mitchell was speaker of the last laVi Ahead state house of representatives and r 122 of ItvvVs 2112 i sought the attorney general elec for i t0n vhen Edward L OConnor 2jl democratic incumbent announced I c would not ran for a third term 220 j On incomplete returns Thomas to tabulate th L Curran Ottumwa veterinarian heutcnant governor led the 10rrrT republican state scaa ay 1900 vote L 1933 arecircts the LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES A FARLEY Farley Says Theres No Thought of Reprisal ON PAGE 2 Dean Elthon Increase Lead for Iowa Senate ON PAGE 5 Cerro Gordo County Vote Shown by Page of Tables ON PAGE 4 Charles tity Football Game Thursday Night ON PAGE 9 Herring437101 IhcJasson 406704 427334 333474 President Roosevelts lead in Iowa rose to 108559 with reports from 1961 of be states 2442 precincts Roosevelt Landon Lemke 12M2 Kraschel carried home conn tv Sneiby 4215 votes to 3667 Bit dd vJ ny a mere sizable or Polk coujity gave tne DCS ll593 to 31 233 tor the Harlai auctioneer Linn for Wilson county inin whose county Cedar Rapids Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids Gazette editor cu re cted his campaign against Kras cbel and several other democratic candidates gave Wilson 20792 to Kraschels 16687 Marshall urged voters to repudi ate the whole democratic ticket from president down but the coun ty went for Roosevelt 19814 voles to 19129 As returns continued to come in they Indicated that the Kraschel Wilson stalemate might not be de cided until the final ballot was add ed up Heading all the democrats of course was Roosevelt who pulled away with ease from Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas alter the nine precincts reported gave the Kansas governor a bare lead Kot as Big as 1932 Indications wers that Roosevelt not attain the 183586 major ity in Iowa he built up in beating Hoover four years ago but incom plete returns portended jt would not be a great deal less A study of the totals In counties which had reported all their vote showed several instances where the new deal president who joined Lan don in making Iowa a campaign crossroads and a target for farm vote appeals slipped back a little from his 1932 majorities In this election however he car ried four counties Black Hawk Linn Polk and Story he failed to carry four years ago Three of these art large city counties On the basis oi incomplete i I Oil wtvuiiirvti Jcd j won over C A Benson Elkader re itor i publican farmer for secretary of i agriculture another post which will vote for have a new man in office Ray Mur I ray democratic incumbent decided not to run for a third term and sought election as eighth district congressman M P Conway of Atlantic state railway commission chairman ap parently will succeed himself de feating George L McCaughan of Ankeny on the basis of incomplete returns All Democratic Court The states supreme court which now has only one republican on this nine judge bench will be completely democratic incomplete totals indi cated The single republican Judge E G Albert of Jefferson and two other republican candidates were training the democrats seeking the three judicial posts filled at yester days election The democratic leaders for the judgeships were incumbents Rich ard F Mitchell of Fort Dodge and Carl B Stiger of Tama The other republican candidates were T G Garfield of Ames and William L Bliss of Mason City A fourth supreme court judge ship which will last only from the time a judge is qualified until Jan 1 was filled by a writein vote because both major parties failed to nominate candidates for the va cancy The result of the vote can not be determined until the official canvass later this month Vote on State Offices Vote on state offices below gov ernor Lieutenant governor 1660 pre cincts Valentine 358001 Edsoa 333708 Secretary of state 1601 pre cincts Miller 404984 Wood 320584 Auditor 1706 precincts Storms 374661 Hanson 338839 Treasurer 1691 precincts Weg man 372107 Williams 335433 Attorney general 1710 precincts Mitchell 365146 Davidson 337680 Secretary of agriculture 1688 precincts Curran 359567 Benson 330917 x Railroad commissioner 1658 pre cincts Conway 358942 Mc Caughan 327779 Supreme court judges 1646 pre HOPES PINNED ON COUNTER ATTACK Madrid Residents Awakened by Crash of Fascist Artillery MADRID by the crash of fascist artillery thunder ing within three miles of suburban Getafe citizens of this siege bound capital pinned waning hopes Wed nesday on a reported socialist coun ter attack in the south A laconic bulletin issued by the war ministry stated that govern ment militia had carried out an encircling movement on Torrejon de Velasco and on Sesena Defeatwearied spirits momentar ily soared A socialist victory on the TorrejonSesena front it was point ed out might force the insurgents hammering at the gates of Madrid to withdraw from the capital area and rush troops to the new dan ger point The socialist attack emanating from Aranjuez 28 miles southwest of Madrid was reported heavily supported by tanks and was aided at harassing the Madridbound fascist troops from the rear cincts Mitchell 353962 350199 Stiger 350108 Sager Albert 329892 Bliss 326523 Garfield returns it appeared the president 311186 FORECAST IOWA Fair and rising temper atures Wednesday night increas ing cloudiness and rising tempera tures in cast and south portions Thursday MINNESOTA Unsettled light snow in south portion late Wed nesday night or Thursday colder in northwest rising temperature in southeast Wednesday night nnd in south portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 26 Minimum in Night 15 At 8 A M Wednesday 18 The real mark of election day from the standpoint of weather was its chilliness The highest tempera ture recorded was 6 degrees below the melting mark The nights mini mum was 15 degrees 1 degree low er than the previous low for the sea son A sharp upturnln the temper ature was under way Wednesday forenoon helped along by a south wind BIERMANN WILL SERVE FOURTH DISTRICT AGAIN I Democrat Is Victor Over Talle in Race for Congress With a plurality of 4278 Repre sentative Fred Biermann democrat was reelected to his congressional position final returns showed Wed nesday Congressman Biermann amassed a total of 55338 votes to 51060 for Henry O Talle the re publican nominee The report for the fourth con gressional district complete except for one precinct in Floyd county was County Biermann Talle Cerro Gordo 8845 7364 Howard3463 3184 Mitchell 3116 2800 Worth 2452 2087 Winneshiek 5643 4592 Allamakee 4170 4421 Buchanan 4671 4720 Chickasaw 3781 3397 Clayton 5133 4267 Delaware 3949 4439 Fayette 6546 5951 Floyd 3569 3838 Totals 55338 51060 In the third district Representa tive John Gwynne a republican was also returned to congress com pleted returns giving him 53591 votes to 46679 forA C Willford his democratic opponent The completed report on the third ExGovernor of Iowa Dies in Des Moines NATHAN E KENDALL DES MOINES E Kendall former republican gover nor of Iowa died at his home here at a m Wednesday Governor Kendall was elected in 3E20 over Clyde L Herring his democratic opponent and was re elected in 1922 Previously he had served in the Iowa house for 10 that County Pcta Franklin 22 26 Blackhawk 20 Eremer 20 Butler 17 Grundy 15 Hardjn 19 Marshall 28 Tama 30 Wright 25 2830 4623 14982 3754 3820 2SSO 4393 7499 5174 3630 2352 3765 14159 3790 2703 26S9 3340 4605 5556 3720 Totals 248 53591 46679 Two Other Republicans Two other republicans and one other democrat had won Iowa con gress seats on the basis of incom plete unofficial returns The apparent republican winners were C C Dowell sixth district andRepresentative Fred C Gil christ eighth district The democratic winner was Wil liam S Jacobsen second district In the last congress Iowa had six democratic and one republican representatives Vote by Districts The vote was First district 180 of 243 precmts Eicher D 33947 Calhoun R 32625 Second district 180 of 217 pre cincts Jacobsen D 57187 Pen ningroth R 47981 Fifth district 270 of 324 pre cincts Baldridge D 49704 Thurs 53016 Sixth district 212 of 215 pre cincts Dunlap D 51612 DoweU R 58791 Seventh district 287 of 310 prej cincts Wearin D 57033 Peter son R 56256 Eighth district 182 of 319 pre cincts Murray D 27445 Gilchritt R 32261 Ninth district 16S of 308 pre cincts Harrington D 32359 Woli R 26329 Democrats Win Big Victory in Illinois CHICAGO whiskered Senator J Hamilton Lewis was re turned to the senate while Presi j dent Roosevelt carried the 29 elec toral votes after a democratic raid deep into traditionally republican down state districts Gov Henry Homer was reelected while William Hale Big Bill Thompson was a poor third as Union party candi date Twentyone house seats went dem ocratic and six republican Lundeen and Benson Minnesota Winners ST PAUL controlled Minnesota gave its 11 votes to Roosevelt and put Repre sentative Ernest Lundeen who voted against American entry into the World war into the lead for the senatorship vacated by retirement of Elmer Benson Benson farmer labor like Lundeen topped Martin A Nelson republican for the gov ernorship but the nine house seats remained in doubt He was i born on a farm near Greeflville Lucas county March 17 1868 He was a self educated man unschooled beyond the grammar grades but became noted for his eloquence as a speaker His two terms in the executive cffice were marked by several note worthy reforms among them the creation of a state department of agriculture and combining a number of bureaus which had hitherto worked independently He was an ardent advocate of consolidation of state agencies into centralized bod ies The adjusted compensation meas ure giving bonuses to former serv ice men and women of Iowa who served it the world war was en acted and administered during his term He was an enthusiastic code revisionist He pressedfor passage of the Tuck measure in the Fortieth general assembly a law which pro hibited county supervisors from ex pending annually more than the county taxes brought to their cof fers Mr Kendalls body wag found slumped in a chair by members of his household After ending his second term as governor Kendall retired from pol itics an1 active practice of the law Mrs Kendall died in Naples Italy in 192S while she and the governor were on a world cruise Her hus band later endowed the Deg Moines little theater In her memory Governor Kendall was remarried in 1928 toMm William F Bonnell of Cleveland Ohio DEMOCRATS WIN COUNTY OFFICES INCERROGORDO Elect Phalen McEnaney Mason 3 Republicans Squeeze Through The Roosevelt tidal wave of votes swept through Cerro Gordo county in Tuesdays general election carry ing several democratic nominees into office and came near clearing the courthouse of republican office holders Heading the procession in ths overwhelming democratic trend was Tim Phalen democratic nominee for sheriff who piled up a plurality of 2263 over Harry Sondergaard Thornton republican Phalen who carried every precinct in Mason City by sizable pluralities some of them by more than a two to one vote as well as a large share of the rural precincts received a total of 9718 votes to 7455 votes for Sondergaard Also at the spearhead of the democratic thrust was M L Ma son who defeated Frederick B Shaffer incumbent for the office of county attorney with a vote of 8878 to 94S Knudson Is Defeated Morgan J McEnaney Mason City attorney democratic nominee for state representative from Cerro Gordo county defeated the republi can incumbent Herman M Knud son by a vote of 8365 to 7873 County Officers NEW RECORD ON BALLOTING SEEN More Than 43 Million and Perhaps 44 Million Votes Cast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It appeared Wednesday that more than 43000000 votes perhaps up wards of 44000000 were cast in Tuesdays election The highest pre vious record was 39500000 in 1932 Associated Press reports com plete for more than 60 per cent of the election districts show ed a total count of a little more than 26000000 for Roosevelt Lan don and Lemke Allowing for the districts still to be counted and for the other minor party votes not yet tabulated the total would be around 43500000 at the ratio of votesperdistrict in dicated Employes Get 20 Each CEDAR FALLS Wyth president of the Viking Pump com pany presented approximately 300 company employes with each at a company banquet share toward the election1 olEarl Dean democrat as state senator from the fortythird senatorial dis trict with a vote of 8505 to 7865 for his republican opponent John Robinson Three other county officers Miss Joy Ridgeway treasurer Miss Lola Masbn recorder and S H Mac Peak clerkof court squeezed in by comparatively narrow pluralities over their democratic opponents The outcome on the treasurer and clerk offices at least was not de termined until the last the firstof the fourth in Mason City came straggling in at oclock Wednesday morning Wdgcway Wins Miss Ridgeway received a vote of j 8592 as against 8436 for Alice Richardson Phillips the democratic nominee MacPeak was given 8332 compared with 8217 for Stanley Mc Clintock democrat while Miss Mason succeeded in garnering 8420 to8078 for Edwin Norquist Both of the republican nominees for supervisor however managed to weather the democratic tide R D Robbins Clear Lake got a vote of 1574 to 1032 for Ray D Sandry democrat and 760 for George Ott independent W D Gibson Rockwell former member of the county board waa elected supervisor from ithe third district defeating his democratic opponent F A Cahalan by the not too comfortable plurality of 1269 to 1131 Fred Biermann Decorah fourth district representative in congress piled up a big vote in the county receiving 8845 to 7364 for Henry Talle also of Decorah Koosevelt Leads Ticket President Roosevelt led the dem ocratic ticket in the county al though bis plurality over Gov Alf Landon was not up to that piled up by Phalen against his opponent The president received a total of 9761 votes compared with 7635 for the Kansas governor William Lemkes vote reached 386 Heads of the state democratic tick et likewise led in the county With a heavy vote in sections of the coun ty particularly in the inside pre cincts of Mason City and at Clear Lake George Wilson republican JEominee for governor lowered the lead of Nels Kraschel deomcrat Kraschel received 8305 to 8094 for Indorsement of W L Bliss re publican nominee for the supreme court bench by bis fellow towns men caused him to lead the ticket against the democratic trend Mrs Alex Miller secretary of atate was given a large vote in the county getting 9506 to 7205 for Mrs Hen ry Wood republican nominee Haynes and Thompson In Mason City S L Hayneg and Roe Thompson republicans were elected justices of peace with a vote of 4891 and 5080 respectively to 4333 for Fred Kirschman dem ocrat Fred Brown and C L Loomer re publicans were elected by a vote of 1952 and 4932 respec TIM PHALEN Sheriff MJUMASpN County Attorney MORGANJ MCENANEY State Representative tively against for 0 Greger son and 4404 for Frank Stivers democrats Mason Cityans demonstrated they had littleopposition to the granting of the bus fraricnisetd Ji E Osborne who has started the operation of bus system in tne city The fran chise votewas 7573 intheaffirm ative to 410in the negative CerroGordo cburity rec ord for the stateamendment pro viding for the abolishing of the state census the Yes 4835 and No 3508 GrimesMeservey First The first precinctin the county to report full returns was GrimesMe servey which came in at 9 oclock Tuesday evening Owen was next followed shortly afterwards by GrimesThornton FallsRock Falls and several others The first Mason City precinct to report was theheavy first precinct of the second ward which came in somewhere around the hour Reinforced with midnight counting boards the smaller rural precincts for the main part reported their returns ahead of the Mason City and Clear Lake areas The vote was probably the largest in the history of the county The following table shows the com parative vote in the eight Mason City precincts for the past three general elections TOTAL VOTE IN MASON CITX W W p p P 2 W P 2 W P 3 W P 3 W 4 W 2 P 4W 1932 1213 1042 1560 1100 109Y 1360 1135 793 1934 864 691 1272 812 958 idi5 890 574 1936 1203 1082 1860 1250 1263 1425 969 TOTAL T076 10270 NEW HAMPSHIRE GOES OVER INTO DEMOCRAT LIST Roosevelts Plurality of Popular Votes Around Nine Million By THE ASSOCL4TED PRESS A Roosevelt landslide that shook the nation Wednesday left but two states clinging to republicanism Maine and Vermont alone clutched the beaten banner of Al fred M Landon New Hampshire after marching with him all night finally turned into the victorious columns of Roosevelt in the morn ing returns to give the president a narrow lead With all of the states 295 pre cincts counted Mr soosevelt had 106221 and Landon 103626 All tne other states already had given the democratic presidential ticket shouting majorities in Uie electoral college sent new recruits to the previously top heavy list of democratic senate and house mem bers The apparent electoral vote stood at 523 ior Roosevelt 8 for Landon SmallestSince Taft The final thinning of the republi can ranks left them with the small est electoral vote the party has had since the Taft debacle in 1912 Taft had just 8 votes 8S had gone to the bull moosers of Theodore Roose velt and the rest to Woodrow Wil son Not since 1820 when James Monroe wasreelected with just one dissenting lege has there been so close an ap proach to unanimity of electors The new deal plurality of popular votes seemed likely to approach 9000000 Of the prize packages heavily stuffed with electoral votes Cali fornia came to Roosevelt by half a million Illinois by 600000 Michi gan by 100000 New York by moire than a million Ohio by 300000 Pennsylvania the strong fortress of republicanism by 500000 75 of 96 Seats In the senate the democrats bade fair to hold 75 of the 96 seats Senators Borah of Idaho and Morris of Nebraska independent republicans appeared to be escap ing the landslide Senator McNary of Oregon the republican leader was having a hot fight and the vet erans Hastings of Delaware and Metcalf of Rhode Island were beat en More democratic house members instead of fewer seemed in pros pect In many states the issue was in doubt however The veteran representative Florence P Kahn of California was beaten Of the governorships at stake the democrats have captured 12 were leading for 14 others the re publicans took two were leading tor three more While the president smiling hap pily received the plaudits of sup porters at Hyde Park a messagt sped to him over the telegraph wires from the defeated governor of Kansas The nation spoken Landon wired from Topeka Every Ameri can will accept the verdict and work for the common cause Of the good of our country That the spirit of democracy You have my sincere congratulations Will Pull Together After spending seven hours in receiving election rupted once to tell celebrating neighbors that it looked like one of the largest sweeps in Matory Mr Roosevelt received the Landon message and replied that all of us Americans will now pull together for the common good The third party threat of Rep Wiliam Lemke union party utand ard bearer faded completely out of the picture from the time the ear liest returns trickled in His vote proved comparatively negligible snd he fell leagues short of carryinf any state Lemke backed by Dr F E Town send and ohers had predicted in ad vance that the election would thrown into thehouse of represen tatives because ie would garner enough electoral votes to prevent either of the major party from collecting a majority jeftcraoniaM Count Little The arduous tight which such antinew deal democrats as Alfred E Smith John A Reed and Bainbridge Colbyput up against the Roosevelt tide proved unavailing Nor did the efforts Father Charleg   

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