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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME PEPARTMENf Of STORY AND ARCHIVE S MO I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LEASED VIRES Iowas New Senator GEORGE A WILSON Iowas New Governor B B HIOKENLOOPER Pvt John H Shipley Jr Killed in CarTruck Crash 2 Others Dead in Auto Collision Near Sparta Wis Pvt John H Shipley Jr technician fifth grade of Mason City near W Wednesday morning when the in which he was riding with two other soldiers from Camp McCoy collided with a truck Pvt Hartley R Smith Leaven wortbKans also was killed and Pvt Veriyn Merrill New Hamp ton was fatally injured He was taken to a La Crossc Wis hos pital where he died the semitrailer truck is held pending an investiga tion Private Shipley a native of Ma son City where he was born Nov 24 entered the service April 42VHe had been employed by the Northwestern Bell Tele phone company in Des Moines be fore his enlistment He was a graduate of the Mason City high school and Grinnell college He was active in athletics and a member of the Mason City high school basketball championship team some years ago Surviving Private Shipley are ins parents John C Shipley 114 Third streetnorthwest and Hasblouck Shipley Omaha Nebr and one brother Dave Shipley Mason City Private Shipley had returned to Camp McCoy last inday after visiting in Mason City on an eight day furlough Funeral arrangements are in complete members of the 301st ordnance regiment sta tioned at Camp McCoy were killed at 2 oclock Wednesday mornmg when their car collided headon with a truck belonging to the Werner Transportation com pany of St Paul and driven by E Smith of New Lis Raymond bon Wis The Ford car driven by the sol diers was demolished and later burned The engine was thrown 36 feet from the place of the col lision The driver Smith was un injured but the tractor part of the truck was destroyed Shipleys body was found under the truck Merritt was lying on the highway while Hartley Smiths body was on the shoulder of the road The accident occurred im high way 16 fifteen miles east of La Crosse on the direct route from La Crosse to the camp State Offices For Lieutenant Governor 2403 of 2464 precincts gave Blue 374 776 Gillette 254745 For Secretary of State 2404 precincts gave Ropes 375779Fa gan 240000 For Stale Auditor 2404 pre cincts gave Akers 380059 Shaw MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBERTm THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS HOME EDITION U1U1J GOP SWEEPS IOWA RepublicansJMake Net Gain of 32 House Seats For Stale Treasurer 2418 of 2464 precincts gave Baglcy 395 37fi Arant 222288 For Secretary of 2418 precincts gave Linn 382875 Murray 241093 For Attorney General 2418 pre cincts gave Rankin 382847 Wag ner 230672 For Supreme 2353 pre cincts gaveManU 359734 Mul roney 357886 Smith 359436 Hart 218332 MUChe11 226666 2402 precincts gave Long 374754 Richardson 365418 Conway 248 804 Johnson 222627 For Superintendent of Inslrvtc Precincfs gave Parker 1888 Francis 229 458 DEMO LEADERS SAY MAJORITY TO BE RETAINED Minority Party Makes Spectacular Advance Throughout Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A republican party already re juvenated by spectacular election gains m United States senate seats and state governorships steadily swelled its minority power in the house the new congress Wed nesday and at midday a republi can sweep to majority control re mained a mathematical possibility Mounting returns showed that at midafternoon this war years general elections had given re publicans 185 house net ffam up to that time of 32 seats The democrats by that time hart clinched 200 places and 47 con tests still were in doubt three hav ing fallen to minor parties In the present congress republicans hold 1G6 seats democrats 264 and minor parties live Democratic leaders neverthe less remained confident they emerge from the final ounts with a workable majority rontrol of the house Governor M M Neely of Wes Virginia became the latest in a growing list of democratic senate contenders to concedevictory to us republican opponent He was Defeated by Chapman Rcvereomb Charleston lawyer V Revercomb thus joined the ranks of those republicans in riudinff THomas E Dewey of New lork who had won for themselves and their party one Ve T05 sPectacular series of Political victories in years Dewey onetime crusading dis ftom New York Cify lmched the governorship of liis ate early in the counting am with it his rank asa oimidable contender Tor the re nomination 1944 For the governorship now eld by retiring Herbert H Lcli 2Tey John T President veUs indorsement to break 20year democratic hold on the government at Albany The national scope of the re ublican successes caught up in Nebraska the veteran independ nt senator George W Norris nd earned him to defeat for the irst time m his 30 years in the enate His successful opponent vas Kenneth L Wherry In all at the latest countin epublicans had won 15 senate eats including seven now held democrats and one by the in ependenl Norris Democrats Had lectori 13 senators Twentyfour emocratic seats nine republican seats and one independent seat were at stake in Tuesdays vot total of 34 Six contests remained in doubt Out of 33 governorships IB democrat and 15 republican in issue republicans had won 15 democrats 9 and progressives J Ihe progressive victory was at tained at the expense of a repub lican incumbent but the repub licans took over democratic gov ernorships in California Connec ticut New York and Michigan Wine races remained undecided Etiol Flynn Faces New Court Accusations HOLLYWOOD flyonn doffed the fcrcasc paint Wednesday for a fresh shave and new accusations by Peggy Sat terlee the second 17 year old girl to charge him with statutory rape Miss Satterlee who was a curva ceous harem girl in a Universal movie and a sophisticate in as little costume as the law allowed at a Hollywood hot spot appeared Jn court for Flynns preliminary hearing minus rouge high heels and lipstick Her hair was in pig tails with ribbons and she only vaguely resembled the brunette beauty she was when charges were brought two weeks ago Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GIobcGaieltc carrier boy Republicans Get All Posts in Statehouse DES MOINES Iowa voter gave a nearly stamp of approval to the economyminded re publican state administration luesday by sweeping every one of the partys statehouse candi dates into office by wide margins Not once from the start of the unofficial tabulation of returns was a republican candidate threatened seriously by a demo crat and virtually complete re turns Wednesday showed all of them were safely over the hurdles of the offyear ballot ing 2f jt The republican candidates in their campaign speeches stressed the frugal way in which they claimed the state government had been administered since they re gained it from the democrats four years ago and asked that the party be continued in power on the basis of its record Five of those elected to the of fices below governor are incum oents After elevating Bourke B Hick enlooper from lieutenant governor to governor the voters named Robert D Blue 44 year old at torney from EagJe Grove and speaker of the Iowa house in 1941 as lieutenant governor over Les ter S Gillette Fostoria farmer and former state senator who was the democratic candidate WayneJVIjRppes 44 real estate and insurance man al Oiiawa and a former state representative was named secretaiy of state over Mis Mary K Fagan democratic at torney at Casey Earl G Miller incumbent re publican secretary state unsuc cessfully sought the gubernatorial nomination in the primary Chet B Akers 54 businessman at Ottumwa before he became state auditor four years ago given a third term over the demo cratic candidate W M Shaw of Des Moines former examiner for the state auditors office W G C Baglcy G year old former banker at iUason City wlio has been state treasurer four years was reelected over Waller Aranl DCS Moines demo crat Harry D Linn of Des Moines was elevated from assistant secre tary of agriculture to the office of state secretary of agriculture His democratic opponent was Frank Murray farmer at Buffalo Center Mark G Thornburg the incum bent was an unsuccessful candi date for United States senator in the primary T lhc attorney general race John M Hankin 69 of Keokuk who has held the office since 1340 got the nod over Joseph N of Oltumwa democratic stale f l m David B Long of DCS Moines former board of control employe and B 31 Richardson of Cedar iapids incumbent won the two commerce commission posts over Mike P Conway of Atlantic and Sidney H Johnson of Granger Miss Jessie M Parker of Lake Mills was chosen for a second term as state superintendent of public instruction over May E Francis of Waterloo the democratic nominee who held the office from 1922 to aazb as a republican TALLE WINS IN CLOSE CONTEST IN 2ND DISTRICT Gwynne to Represent New 3rd District and Gilchrist 6th District DES MOINES The Iowa congressional rcdislrietiug plan worked out by a republicandom inated legislature paid a generous dividend Wednesday All the partys candidates for congress defeated their demo cratic opponents by comfortable margins on the basis of nearly complete return from Tuesdays offyear election The republican threatened in only sweep was one district WHUS G C BAGIEY Treasurer the the latest unof ficial returns Wednesday indi cated they had hit clear sailing there after a stormy start When a population shift cut the number 61 Iowa congressmen from nine to eight two years ago the 1941 legislature consolidated the nine districts into eight effective with this years balloting Before the consolidation two of the congressmen were democrats In the redistricting shuffle the democatic second and the split up that the heavily democratic coun ties fell in districts where on the basis of majorities would predominate The redistriclimr matched two Incumbents William S Jacob sen of Clinton democrat who represented the old second dis trict for three terms and Henry U Talle Decorah republican who was elected twice from the old fourth district against each other in a battle for the survival m the new second Talle was assured the victory when returns from 294 of the dis tricts 346 precincts gave him 51 H votes to Jacobsens 42280 Clinton Jacobsens home coun ty voted for Talle 6395 to 6 In the old ninth dislrict Harry fc N1rcy Spirit Lake re publican attorney was leading Otto 1 Kcimers Rock Rapids attorney and democratic candi date in the race for the short term which runs from now until the new congress meets in the first week in January The short term vacancy arose when Congressman Vincent Har rington democrat withdrew to continue in the armed forces He a major in the army The republicans swept all the other districts in easy fashion leading from the start and some of them held margins approxi mating two to one In the first district Thomas E Martin former mayor of Iowa City was far ahead of Democrat vcrn W Nail Iowa City automo bile dealer in Martins bid for a third term Third district voters sent John F Gwynne of Waterloo back for a fifth term His demo cratic opponent was William D Kearney Slarshalltown alor ncy In the Fourth district Karl M LcComptc 55 Corydon newspa per publisher who has served two terms got the nod over Thomas L Curran of Ottumwa the demo cratic nominee The Fifth district named Paul Cunningham DCS Moines lawyer rounding out his first term over E Frank Fox DCS Moines demo crat Sixth district voters sent Fred C Gilchrisi 74yearold dean of the Iowa congressional delegation back for a scvcnlh term His demo cratic opponent was Edward Breen Fort Dodge attorney and former state senator Ben T Jensen Exira lumber man was named for a third term from the seventh district where democratic opponent was Jess Alton Mondamin farmer and for mer state AAA official In the Eighth district which comprises most the old Ninth Charles B Hoeven Alton attorney and former state senator was elected over Walter T Mahoney bioux City democrat aulomobilc dealer and close friend of Major Harrington Cerro Gordo County Officers Reelected in G 0 P Swing Democrats Phalen and lason Reverse Trend Hitzhusen Ahead Gains in republican ranks fea tured the election in Cerro Gordo county following the countrywide pattern of Tuesdays general elec tion and sweeping G O P nom inees into office except for the two strongholds of democratic strengthin the camps of the county attorney and sheriff and the supervisor nominee in the third district who was hanging on by a narrow margin The airport bond issue carried by a vote of 4 to 1 in Mason City providing for Ihe required 000 for the purchase of additional land Airport Bond Issue Carried Turn io page 15 for story about the Mason City Airport bond issue which carried by vote of 4 to I with which to meet government requirements for its development as an army air service training center County Ally M L Mason democrat was reelected in a race that was reminiscent of his battle with Charles Barlow two years agro except that the results were closer Mason received 6416to 6248 for Murray Fin Hy it Sheriff Tim Phalen democrat was reelected over the republi can nominee by a vote of 7356 to a60 for Joe Daniels With W D Gibson third dis trict supervisor out of the race interest centered in the contest be tween two new candidates of that district The unofficial count showed Henry Hitzhusen demo crat with a slight lead over the republican nominee J M Ry burn the vote being 817 to 004 The remainder of the county of ficers all republicans were re elected with substantial plurali ties which showed proportionate gams over two years ago This in cluded the office of State repre sentative Herman Knudson who was by n vote of 7156 crai D A Reisdorf demo Clerk of Courts S H MucPeak was reelected by a vote of 7688 to 4750 over R A Ludeman democrat County Recorder Lola Mason received 7510 compared wth 5273 for her democratic opponent Gertrude Grupp Dr R E Smiley republican cor oner was reelected by a vote of to 4904 over Dr R H Har ns democrat and now in the armed forces Supervisor R D Robbins of Clear Lake was reelected over his democratic opponent George bncridan by a vote of 1476 to 339 Cerro Gordo county voters cave republicans Hie lead on the state ticket with the exception of the United States senntorsbip where Senator Clyde L Herring received a vote of 6847 to 6200 for the re publican candidate Gov Gcorse Wilson Willis G C Baglcy state treas urer received a large compliment ary vote from his home county the largest vote of any candidate with opposition He received 8 28 to 4414 for the democratic candi date Walter Arant In contrast with the democratic swing for U S senator was the on the governorship in which BB Hickenlooper republican received a vote of to 5655 for Aclson G Kraschel democrat This difference in the vole for Ihc candidates and the swing from the republican col umn to give Sheriff rhalen a jargc plurality revealed somc Uiins of the amount of ballot scratching that took place in Tuesdays election slowing up the counting of the ballots Although the vote was com paratively light compared with both 1938 and 1940 results were slower in coming in from the pre cmcv county boards Cerro Gordo county contributed o the republican swing which also elected other state officers he vote in the county being Lieutenantgovernor Robert luc republican 6492 Lester S illctle 5662 Secretary of M Hopes republican G283 Mary K Fagan democrat 5844 Auditor of Akers republican 0602 W M Shaw democrat 5056 Secretary of D Linn republican fi20B Frank Murray democrat 5801 Attorney g en e r a M nankin republican G593 Joseph Wagner democrat 5171 Commerce B Long republican 6384 B M Richardson r e p u b 1 i c n n 6277 Mike Conway democrat Sidncy Johnson 505l Superintendent of public in M Parker re publican 7182 May Francis dem ocrat 4880 Judges of the supreme court H J Mnutz republican U27JJ John Mulroney republican 6275 W A Smith republican 6 50 William Hart 5282 Richard Mitchell 5294 Edward Sager 5225 the last three being demo cratic nominees Representatives in Jolm W Gwynne republican William Kearney 5415 Two Cerro Gorcio county offi cers were reelected without op position They are Arthur Har ris county auditor and L L Ray mond county treasurer both re publicans For the second time T A Ecardmore of Charles Cily and Henry L Graven of Mason City had the unique experience of be ing nominated by both parties and reelected without opposition as judges of the twelfth judicial f The total vote in Mason City was vG24 compared with 12370 in the presidential election in 1940 and 8994 in the correspond ing offyear election in 1938 The vote was light the first sev eral hours but picked up in the late afternoon The total vote by precincts in Mason City was unofficially re ported as follows 1938 P1W p2 W 2PZW Totals 10GB 925 1604 8SB 1155 1275 1940 1443 2035 141s 1457 1725 13D4 1291 1942 8G3 892 1306 88fi 1050 1113 837 877 8994 12379 7024 BUKNED BY CHEMICALS COUNCIL BLUFFS Briggs Red Oak trucker was brought to a hospital here Tues day for treatment of chemical burns suffered when the stock truck he was driving overturned near here His clothes were soaked with gasoline but did not catch fire Briggs said he could not explain the accident Weather Report FORECAST MASON C T Y Warmer Wed nesday afternoon but becoming considerably colder late Wed nesday night and Thursday forenoon w i t h temperature about 28 for Fort Dodge and about 24 at Mason City Thurs day morning occasional light rain beginning Wednesday aft ernoon changing to light snow Wednesday night strong winds Wednesday afternoon and Wed nesday night IOWA Rain Wednesday changing to snow in northwest and snow flurries in southwest portion Thursday morning warmer in east and central portions Wed nesday night marked change to colder in west and central por tions Thursday morning and in extreme northwest portion late Wednesday night fresh to strong winds MINNESOTA Rain Wednesday niglit changing to snow west portion late Wednesday night and in cast portion Thursday morning warmer extreme cast Wednesday night but much colder weather overspreading west portion Wednesday night and in cast portion Thursday morning strong winds IN MASON CITY WILSON AHEAD IN 88 COUNTIES 3 TO 2 GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 45 Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 32 32 37 Hickenlooper Stretches Lead to Well Beyond Mark of 100000 BULLETIN For senator 2455 of 2464 pre cincts eave Wilson 405177 Herring 290 IflG For governor 2455 of 2461 Hickenlooper 428580 Kras che DES MOINES flVIowa demo crats are back where they started years ago After the republicans clean1 sweep ofTuesdays offyear elec tion with a ticket headed by Gov George A Wilson who started the GOIon the comeback trail in this stale in 1938 ihc democrats had left only one United States sen aloishii held by Guy M GUlette of Cherokee With unofficial returns virtually complete Wilson maintained a slcariy ihreeiotwo lead over Senator Clyde L Herring a strong Roosevelt supporter who sought reelection Incomplete unofficial return IVilsonto be ahead in 8g of the states99 counties He enmities in his Ust racc for governor two years afo Republican congressional can didates also were assured of elec tion In the governors race Bourke B Hickenlooper of Ce dar Rapids now lieutenant gover nor had stretched his lead over Nelson G Kraschcl democrat VJ1 was governor of Iowa in to well beyond the 100 000 mark All other republican candidates for state office had correspond ingly large majorities It was bitter medicine to the democrats who began their surge to prominence by send ing Dame F Stcck of Ottumwa In the United Slates senate in I92R ami by 193738 extended Ihcir hold to both scuatorships five of Iowas nine scats in the national house of representa tives the governorship and a full complement of state of fices The outcome of Tuesdays vot ing was not in doubt however from receipt of the first returns only 30 minutes after the polls ClOSGCI A precinct in Dallas county was the first to report It gave Wilson 41G and Herring 15G Dallas county went for Hening in 193G Returns from Polk county DCS which Wilson has had difficulty m carrying jn previous elections gave Herriiifr a tempor ary lift but not enough to do him any good Other populous counties such as Scott AVood Ilirv f Sioux and Totta Council Bluffs where Herring had done well in the past failed him this time Both Herring and Kraschcl con ceded defeat shortly after mid night The voters of i have exer cised the right of i free people and I bov to their n icision the senator said simply in a statement released at his home here through nis close friend and political ad viser William F Rilcy DCS Moines attorney Herring congratulated Wilson and pledged to him and to our country my full assistance in every possible way Wilson responded with an ex pression of appreciation lo the people of towa for the confidence placed in me At Cerlar Rapids Hickenlooper declared This election carries tremend ous responsibilities that are doub ly vital because of the emergency nature of the period through which we are going v it I pledge every effort to meet these responsibilities and dis charge the duties of governor of our slate vigorously fairly and in Ihc public interest Kraschel sought to vcoccupy the governors chair after four years out ol office but found him t f   

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