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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL LV Associated Pressand United Press Tull Lease THt NIWSFAPCR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION GREATER MASON CITY DAYS November 4 5 6 Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3 1948 This Consists of Two No 21 DEWEY CONG Truman in Statement on Victory Promises to Dedicate Himself to Cause of Peace in World Kansas City Mo Truman promised Wednesday to dedicate himself to the cause of peace in the world and pros perity and happiness at home as he won one of historys greatest upset victories He promised to serve the American people to the best of my ability in the 4 years ahead And he acknowledged the con gratulations of his defeated op ponent Gov Thomas E Dewey and commended him for his fine sportsmanship I feel very deeply the respon sibility which has fallen to my lot as the result of the election said his simple statement I shall con tinue to serve the American peo ple to the best of my ability All my efforts will be devoted to the cause of peace in the world and the prosperity and happiness of our people here at home And he wired Gov Dewey I thank you sincerely for your con gratulations and good wishes Your fine sportsmanship is deeply ap preciated VVe jointly owe con gratulations to the American peo ple who have once again shown the world the verility of our free institutions Gain 9 Seats in Legislature Returns In on Over Half of Contests Des Moines emqcrats Wednesday showed a gain of 9 seats in the Iowa house of repre sentatives with returns for more than hall of the races now re ported The democrats had only 10 seats in the 1947 state legislature Re turns to date give them 19 votes lor the 1949 house The republicans had senate con trol won before the election With only 26 votes required for a ma jority the republicans had 31 be fore the election 20 holdovers and 11 unopposed Among new democrats elected to the house were Charles P Star rett of Newton Harry Nielson Blencoe Harry Ward Davenport George E Miller Harlan Dean Aubrey Ottumwa and Francis E Tierney Fort Dodge Among the republican repre sentatives defeated on the basis of early returns was W H Nicholas Mason City wellknown Iowa turkey raiser and a candidate for speaker at the next session Truman Gets Iowas Votes Amasses Lead of 35000 Votes By DWIGHT McCORMACK Des Moines Truman snowball rolled out of Iowa Wed nesday with the states 10 elec toral college votes President Truman amassed a surprise lead of approximately 35000 votes over Gov Thomas E Dewey his defeated republican opponent The republicans who had ex pected to win everything easily with the possible exception of the senatorial contest salvaged the governorship all statehouse of fices and the states 8 seats in the national house of representatives President Truman carried 53 of Iowas 99 counties and Dewey the remainder Gillette captured 82 counties and Wilson 17 CARRIES VIRGINIA Richmond Va Truman upset the predictions Tuesday and captured Virginias 11 electoral votes CAME tntttf item tm M fccan SOBERFACED DEWEY MEETS REPORTERS hand in his coat pocket a soberfaced Gov Thomas E Dewey gestures with his left hand as he speaks to report ers at his first postelection news conference an hour and 45 minutes after concedingthe election to President Tru man He said it is pure fiction that he is planning to re sign as governor Guy M Gillette Wins Senate Seat From Iowa Cherokee Mark Gil lette saw nothing unusual Wednes day about the fact that he had singlehanded set the entire Iowa republican party on its heels He has done it before But never in such a smashing fashion as he achieved in Tuesdays 140000vote runaway one of the most decisive senatorial victories ever recorded in Iowa Gillette is known nationally as the man who wouldnt be purged when the late Franklin D Roose velt wanted him to lose in the democratic 1938 primary Gillette won by 38000 He is known to lowans as the man who went back to the senate in 1938 after a 2year short term although republicans were sweep ing state offices And as the man who lost for reelection in 1944 to Bourke Hickenlooper by 29734 votes while republicans were again sweeping the state and na tional field by margins of up to 138000 Now he will be known as the man who on the eve of his 70th birthday Feb 3 staged a tre mendous political comeback to be come the first Iowa democrat of this century to win a 2nd full term Beardsley Chosen as Governor To Be 4th Straight Governor From Ranks of Republicans Des Moines S Beardsley will take office as gov ernor of Iowa next January be coming the 4th consecutive re publican chief executive of the tate Beardsley 47 year old druggist and farm operator of New Vir inia consistently led his demo cratic opponent Polk County At torney Carroll O Switzer hroughout the tabulation of re urns With only about 200 of the states 2474 precincts yet to re port Beardsley had 502317 votes against 369710 for Switzer Concedes Defeat Conceding defeat at a m Wednesday Switzer sent Beards ey a congratulatory telegram in vhich he expressed the conviction hat Beardsley would give Iowa the good government it deserves Beardsley had won an over whelming victory in last Junes arimary election over Gov Robert D Blue whom he will succeed next Jan 13 His victory in June was attrib uted to strong support from the Farm Bureau labor and school groups This support apparently stuck with him through the gen eral election although Beardsley repeatedly had said Not Group Candidate I am not a candidate of any group Throughout liis campaign Beardsley has called for removal of the 2 per cent state sales tax on food There is no excuse he said for a tax on your daily bread He also said he favored a gen eral tax revision but never had stated at what rate he thought the state income tax should be collected Switzer had advocated a 50 per cent reduction rate and waiving the state sales tax Democrats Sweep Back Into Congressional Majority The democrats swept back control of congress Wednesday giving President Truman a con gress dominated by his own party It was still a divided pulled in one direction by conser vative southerners and in the other by northern new dealers But the fact that Mr Truman had been elected to the white house in his own right should restore a large measure of harmony Congress Picture Shortly after p m CST this was the congressional pic ture democrats elected 17 leading 148 republicans elec ted23 leading democrats elected 3 leading 8 republicans elected 1 leading New Lineup If the present trend in unde cided races continues the new house lineup will be 263 demo crats 171 republicans and 1 Amer ican labor party member A ma jority is 218 For the senate the indicated lineup was 54 democrats 42 re publicans A majority is 49 Expresses Surprise at Defeat New York Thomas E Dewey conceded the election of President Truman Wednesday and announced he would not run for the presidency a 3rd time In a press conference held less than 2 hours after he had con ceded the New York governor said he was surprised as anybody else about the licking he took from Mr Truman He was asked if he had any head of the republican achieving unity be hind the administration I have no comment on my fu ture plans until I have a better opportunity to Bee what the re turns he answered H R GROSS Gross Wins for Congress Des Moines veter ans were back on the allrepub lican Iowa congressional team Wednesday but the star was the newest and youngest member o the 8member delegation Harold Royce Gross 48 Waterloo news caster While the 7 veterans 4 of whom won election to a 6th term were having the race of their lives Gross showed them all how to get votes His 3rddistrict triumph ove Dan J P Ryan 45 democrat pub lisher of the Parkersburg Eclipse was by a margin of approximatel 20000 In the 1944 and 1946 that was the average Iowa con Sessional majority Foldingbox machines can glu and fold up to 105900 per hour Statements on Election Are Issued Des Moines chairmen of the state democratic and re publican central committees Wed nesday issued postelection state ments to the people of Iowa Jake More democratic chair man said I am tremendously pleased but not surprised by the fact that President Truman carried Iowa His victory was brought about by the vote of Iowa farmers who wished to show their appreciation of the many things done for them ay the national democratic admin istration Truman also had the support in Iowa of organizations of small businessmen and union labor All deserve to share in the credit Whitney Gillilland republican chairman said Thepeople of Iowa are the boss and they have hired their hands to serve until the next election In this state they have in nearly every instance shown their con fidence in republicans A great re sponsibility again has been placed upon us Knutson Having Close Fight in Minnesota Minneapolis Harold Knutson was in a close fight for reelection from Minnesotas 6th district Wednesday Returns from 356 of the dis tricts 573 precincts gave him 35650 and Fred Marshall demo craticfarmerlabor nominee 35 890 Knutson is chairman of the house ways and means committee He has represented the 6th dis trict since 1917 AP Wlrephoto TRUMAN CONGRATULATED ON Truman has a beauty laugh with some of his o5d World war I ttattery mates at his hotel suite in Kansas City Mo Wednesday after Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York had conceded the presidential election Left to right are Jack Bullard Truman Federal Judge Richard Duncan of Kans as City Federal Judge Albert Ridge and Ted Markx Report Mason FORECAST City Partly cloudy Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy and slightly warmer Low Wednesday night 4550 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy with occasional rain in north west portion No decided change in temperature Low Wednesday night 40 west to 48 east Minnesota Mostly cloudy through Thursday with occasional rain Thursday Little change in tem perature Low Wednesday night 4045 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 66 Minimum 45 At m Wednesday 54 YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 45 Vets Bonus Is Approved Incomplete Returns Show 4 to 1 Des Moines voters gave their overwhelming approval Tuesday to the proposed 000 bonus for World war II vet erans Incomplete unofficial returns showed the bonus proposal carried by a 4 to 1 majority The bonus plan will pay a month for domestic service and a month for overseas ser vice to veterans whose service started between Sept 16 1940 and Sept 2 1945 Service up to Dec 31 1946 applies toward the bonus Minimum payment will be and maximum Already plans for legislation af fecting the bonus at the next legislature were under discussion State Senator John Berg Cedar Rapids said he has a bill ready to introduce next January pro posing that some of the in bonds to be issued by the state be paid for from the states gen eral revenue surplus Rites Set for Victim of Motorcycle Mishap Marion G Moore 16 year old son of Mr and Mrs Grover Moore of Ayrshire died Tuesday night in a hospital here of injuries suffered Sunday when he lost control of the motor cycle he was driving near here Funeral rites will be held Thurs day at the Ayrshire Methodist church in Precinct Vote on Special Issues MMOCI P 1st W Mason P 1st W Mason P 2nd W Muon P 2nd W Mason P 3rd W Mason P 3rd W Mason P 4th W Mason P 4th W Lime Creek Mawtn West Mason Airport Yes No 440 353 545 413 674 385 383 329 848 492 358 566 370 172 237 Manager Yes No 350 505 395 580 586 494 301 577 589 242 458 466 484 121 304 Hardinr IJghtinr Yes 635 839 853 568 862 474 500 39 No 220 183 273 208 336 243 253 124 1 Yes No 544 681 760 499 823 436 648 258 3 27 Schanke Defeats Nicholas Dwan ReElected by Big Vote Participating in an edly heavy democratic sweep in Tuesdays general election Cerro ordo county elected A M Schanke former postmaster state to succeed H 320 343 373 286 373 279 342 167 2 17 3735 2937 303t 5312 1IM 4059 Nicholas the republican nominee Cal Dwan who except for Henry Hitzhusen 3rd district su pervisor was the only democrat n the courthouse was swept back into office with a deluge of votes Carrying all of the 30 precincts in he county except 2 of the 3 wards in Clear Lake the sheriff was re elected by a vote of 11274 to 6 118 for his republican opponent Edward O Babcock in the unof ficial returns Hitzhuseu Defeated On the other hand Democrat Hitzhusen met defeat in an elec tion that abounded with cross currents He was defeated by John Cahill Rockwell republican by a vote of 999 to 948 Cahill carried 4 of the 7 pre cincts in the district He will take office Jan 1 1950 The defeat of Representative Nicholas cut off what had prom ise of an interesting career in the coming session He had been prominently mentioned as a can didate for speaker in t h e house and some weeks ago announced he was a candidate for that post Mr Schanke prominent in the democratic organization here for decades carried 13 of the rural precincts and 7 of the 8 Mason City precincts The vote was Schanke 9166 and Nicholas 8057 Fritz New Supervisor R Steinberg who recently changed his party affiliation and received a republican nomination for supervisor in the primaries was defeated by Joe Fritz demo crat by a vote or 6392 to 5336 Steinberg who is holding the office by virtue of an appoint ment last January to fill the of fice vacated by the resignation of Tim Phalen will give up his du ties following the official canvass of the vote at which time Fritz will take office In its voting Tuesday Cerro Gordo county followed the gen eral pattern throughout the state exceptional strength for Guy M Gillette democratic nomi nee for United States senator as well as the national ticket while at the same time giving large sup port to William S Beardsley re publican nominee for governor Gives Truman Plurality This county gave Presi dent Truman a plurality over Thomas E Dewey of 9644 to 7 860 and gave Henry Wallace 202 votes The republican presidential candidate failed to draw the pro portionate vote he did 4years ago when he received 8311 votes in Cerro Gordo county to 9084 for President Roosevelt Local voters helped elect Guy M Gillette democrat to the United States senate by a vote o 10650 to 6685 for Senator Georgi A Wilson while at the same time giving William S Beardsley re publican nominee for governor a plurality over Carroll O Switzer democrat The vote was Beards ley 9023 Switzer 8294 H R Gross republican wa given a vote of 8788 to 8241 for the democratic nominee Dan J P Ryan for 3rd district repre sentative in congress The vote for other offi cers in this county waa Lieutenantgovernor A JW SCHANKE Representative CAL DWAN Evans R 7990 Tver Christoffer sen D 8683 Secretary of D Syn horst R 7834 Phillip L Shutt D 8870 Auditor of B Akers R 7928 John L Keller D 8 846 Treasurer of s t a t M Grimes R 7993 W A Irwin D 8786 Secretary of D Linn R 8034 Gale McClean 8752 Attorney o b e r t L Larsen R 7877 Harold J Fleck Urges U S to Support President Offers Heartiest Congratulations in Telegram to Truman New York AP Gov Thomas E Dewey Wednes day conceded the presidential election to President Truman The republican presidential nominees press secretary James Hagerty announced at a m CST that Dewey had sent a telegram to Mr Truman conced ing the election The text of the telegram My heartiest congratulations to you on your election and every good wish for a successful ad ministration and I urge all Americans to unite behind you in support of every effort to keep our nation strong and free and establish peace in the world Truman Leads At that time Mr Truman was leading in 28 states having 304 electoral votes Needed to win are 266 electoral votes Dewey was leading 16 states with 189 electoral votes Four states with 38 electoral votes had been captured or were leaning to States Rights Candidate J Strom Thurmond The last republican hope that Dewey might nose out Truman in the electoral vote even though he was trailing well behind in popular balloting apparently faded with late California returns which put Truman in front in that state Followine States At the time Dewey conceded Truman was leading in or had won the following states Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Iowa Kentucky Massa chusetts Minnesota Missouri MontanaNevada New Mexico North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Rhode Island Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Dewey was leading jn these Connecticut Delaware Indiana Kansas Maine Maryland Michi gan Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Dakota Oregon Pennsylvania South Dakota Vermont Thurmond was in front in 4 states having a total of 38 elec toral votes He had won Alabama Mississippi and South Carolina and was leading in Louisiana In Tennessee 2 electoral votes are in doubt between Truman and Thur mond Mr Truman plans to return to Washington from Independence Mo Thursday then go to Key West Fla Sunday According 16 Washington friends who have been in touch with his Kansas City headquarters Clinch Control Fven before the presidents vic tory was assured the returns had clinched democratic control of congress wresting it away from the republicans who won it 2 years ago The indicated congressional lineup is Senate 54 democrats and 42 re publicans House 246 democrats 188 re publicans and one American labor While these may not be the final figures it is clear that Mr Tru man will have a working majority of his own party in congress To this majority he can submit the legislative program over which he and the GOPrun 80th congress so much that Mr Truman called congresi idiot and the 2nd worst in history D 9007 Commerce W Reed R 7920 Sidney Ram say D 8926 Supreme J Mantz R 7753 John Mulroney R 800 W A Smith R 7774 John W Anderson D 8910 Grover W Brown D 8915 and Frank Messer D 8878 Most of Cerro Gordo county of ficers were reelected without op position These included Keith Raw auditor Ethel Ridgeway treasurer S H MacPeak clerk of the district court Bernice Tait recorder James R Brown county attorney Dr Ralph JE Smiley county coroner and R D Rob Clear Lake supervisor in 2nd district all C R Sermon republican and Over 1 Million Vote in State DCS Moines than 1 000000 lowans voted in Tuesdays presidential elections late returns indicated Wednesday It was clear the total vote would fall far short of the record 1215 000 set in 1940 but probably would about equal the 1052599 turnout in 1944 Dwight Green Fails in 3rd Term Attempt Chicaco Dwight H Green R early Wednesday con ceded defeat by Adlai E Steven son D in their race for governor of Illinois Verne Mettler democrat wert rt elected to the 2 justice of positions and Clarence E Looowr and R R Pierce to the 2 constable poets ia Mason City   

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