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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                The news paper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3 W4 UOe t Paper Conilsu ol Two Associated Preii Full Leaie No 229 outpouring voters Advance forecast of 71 million votes may be surpassed City vote lower than in 1960 2 pm check shows a drop City voters were going to polls in large numbers in election How ever the2 p m total was 997 lower than at that stage in the 1960 presidential election Voter response was varying from precinct to precinct Some reported more activity than four years ago while others saw large decreases Democratic and Republican officials do not foresee a record turnout The record was in 1960 when 22889 voters cast ballots in Cerro Gorcio County That figure included 13861 votes in Mason City Clear Lake voters were going to the polls in similar numbers The 2 pm total was 1281 as compared with 1338 in 1960 Clear Lakes first ward had 445 voles followed by 499 in the second ward and 337 in the third Polls remain open until 8 pm Mason City polling places are first precinct first Administration building second precinct City waterworks first precinct sec ond second precinct second Icy School first precinct third garage cjnct third Elementary School first pre cinct fourth R ga rage second precinct fourth Guard Armory The total vote cast by pre cincts in Mason City at the last three national elections at about 2 pm is as follows Free 1P1W 2P1W 1P2W 2P2W 1P3W 2P3W 1P4W 2P4W 1960 626 1196 1036 781 1161 1035 962 790 1962 400 407 574 459 583 651 598 270 1964 686 729 971 704 864 1150 922 564 Totals 7587 3932 6590 Facts on election Here are some key facts on the election AT STAKE The presidency gov ernorships of 25 states 35 Senate seats all 435 House seats TURNOUT About 71 million ex pected to vote HOURS First polls opened one minute after midnight in some rural New England areas voting extends to 1 a m CST Wednesday in western Alaska WEATHER Generally fair and mild predicted for most of the nation PREELECTION POLLS Most polls indicate vic tory for President John son PROMISES OF NEW RULER DAMASCUS Syria ft King Faisal proclaimed Monday as ruler of Saudi Arabia has prom ised to speed up economic so cial and administrative reforms North hwa Weather outlook Considerable cloudiness with showers and few thunder storms Tuesday night winds changing to northwest and turning cooler lows in the 40i Decreasing cloudiness and cooler Wednesday highs M tahbf ffnHT WiJVhe hat restng onhe table m fiont of them and Secret Service agents standing to their rear Presi dent and Mrs Lyndon Johnson cast their ballots at Johnson City Texas Johnson votes straight in JOHNSON CITY Tex AP President Johnson took sev en minutes Tuesday to vote Democratic all the way in his hill country polling place Accompanied by his wife the President drove his own auto to the headquarters of the Peder nales Electric Cooperative a rural electrification system he helped set up nearly 30 years ago to cast the ballot He said in advance he would vote the straight ticket from the court house to the White House His wffe voted the straight Democratic ticket too There was no secret about the way the Johnsons voted Reporters were permitted to peer over their shoulders This community of 600 was founded by the chief executives grandfather Tuesday night they will fly by helicopter to Austin thestate capital and Johnsons longtime political base to await the elec tion returns in a suite at the 100 yearold Driskill Hotel Later at a moment he deems appropri ate Johnson will go to the Mu nicipal Auditorium to make a statement either in victory or defeat The chief executive fully ex pects to make a victory state ment Johnson and Lady Bird spent the night at their ranch home 15 miles west of here after winding up their campaign a family enterprise all the way with a roaring street rally in Austin To the tens of thousands massed before him in the shad ow of the floodlit Capitol John son said there was a stillness on the earth as millions await ed the decision of an estimated 71 million American voters On that decision he said rests our future and the future of our children He de clared that the same could be said for people in other lands Earlier Johnson had made three afterdark speeches in Houston pledging my total commitment to preserve peace while protecting freedom Before flying to Texas to draw the curtain on his 44state cam paign Johnson filmed at the White House a paid political message heard and seen by television viewers coast to coast Monday night SAME The talk featured a specia appeal that Republicans who want to preserve the GOP voice at the polls overwhelming repudiation of the small minori ty which has seized your party and intends to keep it Johnson did not mention Sen Barry Goldwater his Republi can rival but he obviously was referring to Goldwatcr and his associates After his Austin speech John son went to the Driskill Hotel to mix with old friends and Texas politicians at a private party Waiting outside the hotel was the reduniformed band of Southwest Texas State College at San Marcos the Presidents alma mater He listened appre ciatively while the musicians gave a sedate rendition of the college anthem then swung into a rousing fight song The Johnsons flew by helicop ter to their ranch 65 miles west of Austin after midnight Kremlin is going ahead with Nikitas meeting MOSCOW AP The Krem lins new leaders are going ahead with Nikita Khrushchevs plan for an international Com munist meeting next month but instead of setting the stage for a showdown with Red China the emphasis apparently will be on unity There have been hints Rad China might send representa tives to try to find out if there have been any Soviet policy changes since Khrushchevs ouster Peking had said it would boycott the meeting Khrushchev had called to lay the ground work for a conference of the worlds 90 Communist parties A Danish Communist leader who returned home from Mos cow Monday told newsmen in Copenhagen Soviet leaders in tend to stand firm toward Pe king but would try to get back on speaking terms with the Chinese The Kremlin decision to hold the December meeting was disclosed in a communique after talks with Austrian Communist leaders It said the discussion emphasized the necessity of attaining solidarity of the ranks of the international Communist movement and continuing preparations for a new confer ence of Communist and workers parties and the meeting of the Editorial Commission A look at states in early vote Many indicate record breaker Following are some staleby state spot reports on voting as compiled from the Globes news wires NEW ENGLAND Heavy turnout in Boston and other Massachusetts cities but per centage of vote cast expected to Eall below I960 when two Mas sachusetts men John F Ken nedy and Henry Cabot Lodge were on national tickets Vot ing heavy in Rhode Island brisk in New Hampshire good in Vermont spotty in Connecticut and heavy in principal Maine cities NEW YORK Relatively icavy voting in Manhattan and the Bronx and in such upper itate cities asAlbany Syra use Schenectady Troy and Al bany NEW JERSEY Unusually heavy turnout in many districts and expected to run ahead of L960 Heavy voting noted in Negro precincts PENNSYLVANIA Medium to heavy turnout in most parts of state WEST VIRGINIA Morning voting unusually heavy for the time of day MARYLAND Voting heavy in Baltimore and surrounding counties but election officials estimated the turnout was low er on percentage basis than in 1960 ARKANSAS Voters jam ming polling places as never before Big crowds standing out side most polling places waiting to get in FLORIDA Long lines in many cities Miami news said indications 82000 of Dade Coun tys greater Miami 468183 eligiblcs voted in the first two lours This compares with 67 000 of 324021 in 1960 GEORGIA Long lines of voters turnout generally heav ier than I960 NORTH AND SOUTH CARO LINA Unusually heavy turn outs TENNESSEE Record vote LOUISIANA Waiting lines at many polls where in i960 few voted in the first hour INDIANA Some indications of scratching rather than voting straight tickets When a voting machine broke down in a Negro recinct in Indianapolis and had to be opened for repairs it STATES Continued on Page 2 Both Phutofnx FOUR VOTES FOR Barry Goldwatev siBns the vot ers register in Phoenix Ariz as her husband the Republican candidate for president and two sons Barry Jr left and Michael await their turn They stood in line for more than an hour before getting to the voting booths Barry waits in line for 1 hour and 20 minutes PHOENIX Ariz AP have made their vcrdicliTucsday The Rosses were in Barry Goldwalcr cast his vote Goldwater is expected to comcJTorrancr Calif where they lucsday after waiting in line for to a desert resort about a milewill vote an hour and 20 minutes at a from his house to appear ocj GoWwaler climaxed hi cam polling place a stones from his hilltop home Polling officials offered to put him at the head of the line but he Republican presidential nominee said no f ci ni LIUI l u AUU MIS fore television cameras andpajRn in a hamlct on thc Arizo Ml I M n 1 nfl n c r i i more than 100 newsmen wait ing for his reaction to the bal loting The day was set aside for Goldwatcrs home and family T11 s nome anu lamiiy Instead he waited with hisSons Barry Jr and Michael wife Peggy and their two sons and thc senator younger n a blazing midmorning sun daughter Mrs Richard Holt signing autographs and passingUVCre there the time of day with reporters On the inside and townspeople Goldwater wouldnt say how he voted Youre violating thc state law if you do he said After ao seconds in the polling booth flipping levers on thc machine Goldwater went home to await thc outcome of his race against President Lyndon John son Well its a horse race he said You win it or you lose it Whatever thc Lord wants Ill live with it But as he left for home he told reporters Right now its going my Way Editorials 4 Clear news 5 Society 67 Sports news 910 Farm news 10 North Iowa news 11 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics 14 Classified pages 1617 His other daughter Joanne Ross with her husband Thomas and four children was due later naUtah border I cant think of a bctlcr way to wind up thc campaign than at sunset in this beautiful place Goldwatcr said Monday night in count as helpful LBJ confident of a victory WASHINGTON AP A massive outpouring of voters pilccJ up a swelling total of bal lots in the election possibly above Hie advance forecast of a record 71 million And in Hie fragmentary signs cropping up here and there nothing turned up to confound the pollsters who had picked Democrat Lyndon B Johnson to defeat Republican Barry Gold water by a substantial margin It was evident that the Ne gro vote as expected was going to Johnson by an over whelming majority The Negro vote could be decisive in some states And what discernible ticket splitting there was seemed to be going against Goldwatcr U showed up in Kansas where it is possible to make an unofficial count ns Uic voting goes along and also in a Michi gan precinct The early reports were Voo little to carry any weight In cighj Kansas in two counties Goldwatcr ran be hind Johnson 213267 although the same precincts went Repub lican 255240 in the gubernator ial race From the start of balloting there were long lines and heavy voting in many precincts across the country And in some where initial voting was moderate to light it went up with a surge later in he day Hot races in local contests helped pull voters to the polls in many stales There were no reports of dis orders of consequence One of the key big stales is California and voting was re ported apparently headed for a record there In Los Angeles ounty which some consider Goldwatcr territory 86 per cent of the registered voters cast ballots in the first hour the the final speech in his wcrc against President Johnson j The turnout in San Francis To come back licrc where so co where Democrats believed much of me lives is i wonderlncv nat greater strength was reported heavy fill wonderful experience Goldwatcr said No discussion on 135 at Wednesday meeting There will be no discussion on thc routing of Interstate High way 35 through North Iowa at uvn in 11 nun inn VLl M101 the Wednesday meeting of the milted a report on Ihcir find1 I0n former Gen Robert F Kennedy who spent list week in Ames re checking all figures relating to thc route have not sub New York State had heavy voting in the morning both in heavily Democratic New York City and in many of thc upstata cities where Republicans nor mally arc strong But some upstate New York points including Rochester re ported it appeared that thc voto would not be so great as in I960 Rochester is the home of Republican Sen Kenneth B Keating who is battling for re fowa Highway Corn Atty The Globes lowo Line Thc report is expected later week said Bradley Goldwater voted in Phoenix District 23 at the Phoenix Coun try Day School When he arrived thc schools 307 pupils were released from classes to welcome him They crowded around thrusting paper S111U1CS mvoivc lwo tLh n aUuOBraptS Untl HLarry Bradley Jr commission possible routesone paralleling teachers called them back to chairman said Tuesday Highway 69 and the other pass Thr Globrrairtlei rxclutlvc fnnf dlitanee lelephnnr wire In rmallon for this article There is no point talking about the route until the report is re ceived Ifc said it undoubtedly will be on thc atjemia for thc Nov 18 meeting Current studies involve two class Tuesday night when tbc vot Hc said two engineers of the Records may be broken US Bureau of Public Roads ipal Airport ing near thc Mason City Mimic Iowa voters come early and in big numbers A DES MOINES AP Iowa voters turncj out early and in heavy numbers Tuesday to se lect their national state county and local candidates A preelgction day prediction by Secretary of State Melvin D Synhorst put the number of ex pected voters in thc state at a record 1285000 This would top the 1960 alltime high of 1273 810 There arc an estimated 1638000 eligible voters in Iowa Polls close at 8 pm in all 2 476 precincts A spot check of the early vote in urban and rural areas of Iowa by the Associated Press and its member newspapers showed a heavier vote in nearly all cases than four years ago A precinct chairman in Bur lington said his voting place was snowed under Ive never seen anything like it before Frank Hump ton of Burlington DCS Moines County auditor said there were lines of voters out side some polling places before they opened at 7 am V A similar situation prevailed outside the rural Jefferson Township poll north of Oelwein By midmorning this was the situation at some polling places 36 per cent of the 5236 registered voters had voted In 1960 4094 votes were cast Within fiv minutes after one poll opened 18 votes were cast Webster vote was fairly heavy but running about the same as our years However heavier turnouts were reported in rural areas around this northwest Iowa town Clinton Voting was way above average an election of ficial said Long lines were ob served outside polling places report was ex trcmcly heavy voting in both thc city and Clay County one Spen cer precinct had 100 votes cast in the first hour after the polls opened Council spot check of precincts indicated that the total by noon would exceed the 8672 votes cast by thc same time in 1960 Pottawatlamie County expects a total vote of 35000 Burlington Some city pre cincts reported twice as many persons had voted than at the same time in 1960 Thc three largest of which went Republican and one Dem ocratic four years ed 300 to 375 voters In Ihe community of Wcstgatc of Fayelle County 103 per sons had voted by 10 am This was more than in I960 Jeffer son Township in thc same coun ty had 95 by 11 am and this was described as higher than four years ago heaviest vote in 12 years in Boone was reported being three times as big as in 1960 Eight rural precincts of Boone County snowed almost oneseventh of the potential total IOWA VOTES Continued en Page 1 A morning snot check by As sociated Press member news papers and bureaus across tho nation brought reports of mod erately heavy voting Tha weather generally was favor able and it appeared probablo that thc advance forecast of a record 71 million ballots would be reached if not surpassed In 1960 when there were few er voters the national total was G88 million ballots cast Since there more rcgis ELECTION Continued on Page 2 Goldwater took early 8vote lead in election D1XVILLE JVfOTCH NH AP Thc first persons to vote in thc nation Tuesday picked Republican Barry Gold watcr as Ihcir choice for presi eight of them In 1960 this hamlct all of those voters are registered Re publicans gave nine votes to Richard M Nixon This year the areas voters met in a hotel at midnight to cast their 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