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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 220 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Truman In; Congress Democratic; Lejk, Keller Win in County Sweep Gensmer, Beach Win City of Winona Goes Strongly Democratic County Table Paje 6 Winona county, following the trend of the nation, went Demo- cratic nationally, Republican in state politics and elected two new repre- sentatives to the state legislature. Two present county commissioners won re-election. The city of Winona went strongly Democratic with Governor Young- dahl losing the city by votes and Congressman Andresen, who In the past has always run very strong ly In the city, carrying It by only 400 votes. Mayor Humphrey defeated Sena- tor Ball In the city by votes. However, the oldtlmers, Mike Holm, Julius A. Schmahl and J. A. A, Burnquist withstood the swing of votes and carried ths city by a sub- stantial majority. Al R. Lejk, labor-endorsed candi- date for the state legislature, whom Representative Clarence P. Hartner defeated two years ago, came back Tuesday and piled up a majority of votes to win the city seat in the next session of the legislature. Keller Wins In rural Winona county where P. P. Blanchard, present representa- tive, was eliminated in the primaries, J. R. Keller, Minnesota City farmer and Winona garbage collector, won thft legislative seat by defeating Ralph E. Seeman, St. Charles, by a vote of to Teofil J. Pellowski, August H. Qensmer and W. K. Beacli won In the three county commissioner races. Gensmer defeated Peter Kronebusch in the third district by the narrow margin of 40 votes. Frank J. Pres- ton, present commissioner in this district, did not seek re-election. All four constitutional amend- ments lost In Winona county. President Truman carried the county by votes. The total vote was Truman and Dewey Outside of Winona the vote was Dewey 2.883, Truman The city vote was Truman and Dewey The second ward went to Dewey by 145 votes. Humphrey Carries County Mayor Humphrey carried Winona county by votes. He carried the city by almost a two to one vote. The figures were Humphrey Governor Youngdahl's majority in the county was 562 votes. He car- ried every rural precinct except two. However, the fourth ward of the city g-sve him only 424 votes to Charles L. Halsted's votes. In the congressional race, Con- gressman August H. Andresen polled 9.033 votes to Karl F. Rolvaag's in the county. He lost the fourth ward by votes, but carried the other three wards. The city vote was Andresen Rolvaag In the Lejfc-Hartner race for the (Continued on Pafte 6, Column 6.) COUNTY Senator Ball Concedes Defeat St. Paul, Joseph H. Ball, Republican, to- day conceded his defeat by Mayor Hubert Humphrey of Minneapolis, Democratic-Farm- er Labor nominee. "Mayor Humphrey was elect- ed senator Senator Ball said. "I wish and our country well. I thank my friends and supporters for their devoted efforts. "We have no alibis or regrete over the campaign. We fought a good fight and lost. I have no immediate personal plans for the future." Legislators Congratulations Swamp Truman Cheers Follow Dewey Message By Ernest B. Vaccaro Kansas President Tru- man, a smiling, happy man, received the congratulations of well wishers today, as he won one of history's greatest political upsets to win term in the White House in his own right. Cheers went up from his head- quarters In the Hotel Muehlebach penthouse as word Thomas E. Dewey's 24 WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 65; minimum, 49; noon, 54; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Cloudy to- night and Thursday with occasional drizzle or light rain late this after- noon arid tonight. No important change. Low tonight 48; high Thurs- day 58. Additional weather on page 3. of Governor concession of defeat was conveyed to him. Friends Happy long line of old friends, -In- cluding newspapermen who have covered his campaign, swarmed In- to the living room of the suite to shake the President's hand and to congratulate him on the "give-'em- hell" campaign which upset the dopesters. The impromptu celebration also tf
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