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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Rain, Snow, Much Colder The Proof of FM Superiority Is In the Listening VOLUME 50, NO. 224 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8, 1950 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Keller, Lejk, Nissen, Kohner Democratic Lead in Congress Wi in; Senate Majority Reduced to Two By G.O.P. Gains Korean War Termed Factor in'Change in Voters' Sentiment By Jack Bell Associated Press Political Reporter Democrats kept numerical con- trol of Congress by the thinnest of margins today, stunned and bat- tered by Republican election suc- cesses that challenged President Truman's home and foreign pol- icies. Bowling over top administration leaders, the G.O.P. captured a net of five Senate seats in yesterday's voting. This boosted its Senate line- up in the upcoming 82nd congress to 47, as against the Democrats' 49. With 25 contests still to be de- cided, the Republicans had gained 25 places to raise their total in the House to 187. The Democrats held 222, or four more than the 218 need- ed for control. One independent won in Ohio. Except for Democratic pockets i n Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Ohio, Ne- vada and Arizona, G.O.P. senate and governor candidates rolled roughshod over their opposition ev- erywhere outside the south and the borderline states. Smashing defeats for such ad- ministration lieutenants as Sena- tors Scott W. Lucas of Illinois and Francis J. Myers of Pennsylvania were attributed widely to voter dissatisfaction with the progress of the Korean war, opposition to President Truman's foreign deci- sions and his "Fair Deal" program and reaction to Communists-in-gov- ernment charges. Mr. Truman, relaxing aboard the yacht Wttliamsburg, was described Republican Slate Sweeps Minnesota Kohler and Wiley Win In Wisconsin Contests Elections at a Glance Senate Democrats kept control, 49 to 47. Democrats elected 18, hold- overs 31, lost o, gained 1 in Missouri. Republicans elected 18, hold- overs 29, lost 1, gained 6 in Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Penn- sylvania, Utah and California. House Democrats kept control, 225 to 195, with 14 un- decided, 1 independent. Needed to control, 218. Democrats elected 225, gain- ed 2, lost 27. Republicans elected 195, gain- ed 26, lost 1. as disappointed over these results but pleased with the size of the vote. The total figure is not yet known but apparently it was well over a record. "Of course he was disappoint- Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters. He referred to the unseating of Lucas, who is the Senate majority leader, Myers and Senator Tydings The defeat of Senator Forrest Donnell of Missouri, lone Republi- can member to be beaten, seemed likely to prevent a possible tie with members from each party In case of a tie. Vice-President Bark- ley's vote would retain control for the Democrats. Republicans picked up seats in Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsyl- vania and Utah. They led in Cal- ifornia but trailed in Washington in the undecided races. The G.O.P. needed a net gain of seven to win Senate control. With S4 House races stiil unde- cided. Republicans had gained 11 seats net. The G.O.P. needed to unseat 46 Democrats and keep their present membership for House control in the S2nd Congress. The adverse turn of the Korean war, opposition to the President's domestic program, criticism of his foreign policy decisions and reac- tion to Communist-in-government charges were variously credited with bringing the Republican vic- tories. Republicans won smashing indi- Republicans Hold Victories in Other State Races By Arthur Bystrom Milwaukee Walter J, Koh- ler, Jr., 46, whose late father serv- ed as the state's chief executive 20 years ago, will be the next Wis- consin governor. He, like his father, is a Repub- lican. Kohler defeated 36-year-old Carl W. Thompson of Stoughtpn, a law- yer and the Democratic party's j national committeeman. Alexander Wiley, 66, of Chippe- wa Falls, who has served as a Re- publican senator from Wisconsin since 1939, was re-elected to that office over Thomas E. Fairchild, YoungdahlTops Ticket With Margin Bjornson Elected, Lindquist Wins Both Long, Short Terms Minneapolis solid slate of Republicans appeared certain of re-election to state offices in Min- nesota on the basis of mounting returns from Tuesday's general election. Here is the way Minnesota's of- ficial family will line up unless present trends change: Governor, Luther W. Youngdahl, who will be serving his third term; Lieutenant Governor, C. Elmer An- derson; secretary of state. Mike Holm, state auditor, Stafford King; state treasurer, Valdimar Bjornson; attorney general J. A. A. Eurnquist; clerk of the supreme 37, Democratic attorney general of I court, Grace Kaercher Davis; rail- Charles B. Brownson, left, first Republican congressman from Indianapolis in 22 years, has wired President Truman his support of a "real bi-partisan policy" in foreign affairs. Brownson is shown with his wife. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) 600 'Planes Batter Red Reinforcements Moving From China hundred Allied warplanes blasted North Korea all along the Manchurian border today to block off Red reinforcements from Communist China. But air observers reported "very heavy traffic" rolling across Manchuria toward the Yalu river boundary. They also spotted 'an esti- mated 700 vehicles already south Mountain Crash Of NWA 2-0-2 Kills 22 Aboard Burte, Mont. A curtain of snow lifted on the continental di- vide today long enough for search- ers to reach the burned wreckage of an airliner which carried 22 per- sons to death in a blizzard. Ground parties reached the Northwest Airlines plane at a.m. They reported the four crewmen and the 18 passen- gers were dead. Routine clearance was obtained from Coroner Kyle Scott at White- hall to bring the bodies here. Ground searchers got to the wreckage within two hours after Butte Police Chief Bart J. Riley relayfed a search radio report that vidual victories in a awccy uiaLi r.. i S Officials at the Butte airport pin- and Francis J. Myers of Pennsyl- vania, his assistant, out of office. The same surge carried Senators Millard Tydings of Maryland and Elbert Thomas of Utah down to defeat. All four senators were staunch defenders of President Truman (Continued on Page 4, Column 1.) CONGRESS of the river in North Korea. As the U. N- air arm mounted one of the largest raids of the Korean war, reinforcements arriv- ed on the Korean east coast. Ele- ments of the U. S. Third infantry division landed at the port of Won: san. On the ground U. N. troops push- ed forward on all fronts. The un- explained Communist withdrawal i continued. Intelligence officers at General MacArthur's Tokyo headquarters clamped a surprise news blackout on developments between Com- munist battle lines and the Man- churian border. They said the clampdown would be temporary. Russian Jet Felled They declined to answer ques- tions about the- Reds' ultimate in- the Communists presumably were planning an at- tack, trying to consolidate present lines or preparing a series of de- laying actions. In an historic sidelight to the air war, jet met jet in a fight to the death for the first time. The battle occurred over the North Korean border city of Sinuiju, a key tar- An American F-80 Shooting Star jet shot down a Russian-made Wisconsin. It was Kohler's first bid for pub- lic office and fulfilled a decision he made five years ago while serv- ing in the Navy to return home and become active in public life. He-is. of the Kohler family that founded the Kohler plumbing fix- ture business. Majority Kohler and Wiley won by ma- jorities that are expected to be more than They won about as expected by piling up margins I of approximately votes each that held up despite a j plurality for the Democratic can'di- dates in Milwaukee county. Kohler had to for Thompson in of the state's precincts. Wiley had to for Fairchild in precincts. Both Wiley and Kohler carried 62 of the SI counties, on the basis of nearly complete returns. Counties won by Thompson were Burnett, Dane, Douglas, Eau Claire, Forest, Iron, Jackson, Ken- osha and Milwaukee. Fairchild car- jried all of those counties except Burnett but he led in La Crosse county to gain the same total as Thompson. Indications are that the Demo- cratic total vote will be larger than was polled in 1948 for the gubernatorial race. At that time Governor Rennebohm defeated Thompson by about votes. Thompson Wins in Milwaukee Thompson carried Milwaukee county by about votes. The totals here were in all of 586 pre- cincts Thompson Kohler Two years ago Thompson carried the county over Governor Rennebohm to Republicans also swept all other state offices. Re-elected were George M (Continued on Page 14, Column 3.) KOHLER six miles due east of the field. The Martin 2-0-2, carrying a crew of four and 18 passengers, appar- ently was letting down exactly on course between Whitehall and Butte when it smashed into the moun- tainside. Weathermen predicted below-ze- ro temperatures in the area by to- night. sped at better than 600 miles an hour. Another Red jet was dam- aged but escaped to Manchuria. Pilots said the Red jets tried to lure them across the border over new tactic. U. N. planes have been ordered to stay (Continued on Page 19, Column 4.) KOREA road and warehouse commissioner, Leonard Lindquist. Most Re-elected For all but Bjornson and Lind- quist the vote means re-election. Bjornson, radio commentator and editorial writer making .his first bid for public office, would replace Julius Schmahl, who is retiring at the end of his present term. Lind- quist, who never had been before the voters before, was appointed by Governor Youngdahl to fill a vac- ancy. On the basis of returns from of the state's precincts, Youngdahl had and Harry H. Peterson, the Democratic-Farm- er Labor nominee, Anderson was leading Frank Murphy, the D.-F.L. nominee, 882 to on the basis of re- turns from precincts. Susie Stageberg, the Industrial govern- ment candidate, had Mike Holm Victor Returns from precincts gave Holm and Mrs. A. J. McGuire of St. Paul, the D.-F.L. nominee, State Auditor King had in returns from precincts and Elmer Borgshatz, mayor of Zum- brota, the D.-F.L. choice has 631. Bjornson was leading Paul Ras- mussen, who held office under Farmer Labor administrations, to on the basis of returns from precincts. Burnquist, Minnesota's World War I governor was outdistancing Orville Freeman, former D.-F.L state chairman, in the attorney general contest. Returns from precincts gave Burnquist and Freeman Grace Kaercher Davis, clerk of the supreme court, was in the clos- est race. Results from pre- cincts gave her to (Continued on Page 3, Column 3.) YOUNGDAHL Chomping A Victory Cigar, J. Rollingstone, who was elected to the state senate, went out to do chores as usual this morning. He-is shown here as he stopped to talk things over in the barn with his Palomino horse, Keller defeated the incumbent Winona county senator, Len W. Dernek, in a top-interest contest. Republican-Herald photo Judges Finkelnburg, Gates Win in District District Judges Karl Finkelnburg of Winona and Vernon Gates of Rochester were re-elected for six-year terms in Tuesday's election. The district, No. 3, is composed of Winona, Wabasha, Houston and Olmsted counties. Judge Finkelnburg defeated Mu- nicipal Judge E. D. Libera of Wi- nona by more than. votes. Judge "Gates was unopposed. With virtually complete returns, 138 of 142 precincts in the district reporting, the count showed for Finkelnburg and for Libera. The vote by counties in this con- test was as follows: County Finkelnburg Libera Winona, 45 of 45 Olmsted, 36 of 39 Houston, 23 of 24 Wabasba, 34 of 34 Total, 138 of 142 Judge Libera's lead in the city of Winona, 42 votes, over Judge Finkelnburg was overcome in the rurcl areas of the county. The U.S. SEN ATE DEMOCRATS REPUBLICANS (-17) This Map Shows the political makeup of the U. 5. Senate following yesterday's elections. Demo- crats retained control with 49 seats to 47 for Republicans, the closest Senate division since 1931. Out- lined are states which were in the limelight as the result of changes in political affiliation. The Demo- crats gained one seat in Missouri but lost single seats to the Republicans in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Utah, Idaho and California. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) vote by wards was: Ward Finkelnburg Libera First .862 Second 923 Fourth. 523 City Rural Total....... John A. Johnson Wins Re-election County Board Rule Passes to Newcomers Youngdahl Vote Larger Than in Previous Elections Detailed Election Table on Page 4, By H. G. Hvmei A new state senator, one new representative .in the state legis- lature and three new county com- missioners were chosen in Tues- day's general election, complete unofficial returns from Winona county's 45 precincts show. J. R, "Jim" Keller defeated Leonard W. Dernek for state sen- ator by votes. George P. Daley defeated F. B. Blanchard for Keller's seat as re- presentative from rural county by 295 votes Ray Kohner won the second dis- trict county commissionership from Carl J. Goetzman, present chair- man of the board, by 324 votes. Spitier, Zenke Win Adolph Spitzer defeated Peter Kronebusch for the third district commissionership by 127 votes: Arnold Zenke won the fifth dis- trict commissionership from Wil- liam W. Witt by 56 votes. The pre- Voters In the city of Winona of the eligible voters east ballots in Tuesday's general election, according to the for governor. This is approximately 80 per cent, a good turn out for an off-year election. In the presidential election of 1948 the total vote in the cit-y was Fillmore and Houston counties yesterday re-elected John A. Johnson, Preston, as first district senator to the Minnesota legisla- ture. Moppy Anderson, Preston, run- ning for his first term as repre- sentative at large from the two counties, won over Gust E. Moe, former Rushford mayor. Anderson replaces the late Harry M. Greer, Lanesboro. Eldon G. Hoiness, Harmony, came within about of Senator Johnson. The unofficial complete counts for the two counties in both races: First District Senator Fill- Hous- more ton Total John A. Johnson Eldon G. Hoiness First District Representative-at-Lsrge Moppy Anderson Gust E. Moe WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Light rain, turning to snow and windy tonight and much colder. Low tonight 25 in city, near 20 in country. Thurs- day considerable cloudiness and continued cold with snow flurries in forenoon. High 35 in afternoon. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 50; minimum, 33; noon, 40; precipitation, .32; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Addition weather on page 13. I sent fifth district commissioner, Hallie J. Eobo, was eliminated in the primaries. All other county officials were re- elected, including District Judge Karl Finkelnburg who defeated Ed- ward D. Libera, Winona municipal judge, by 716 votes in Winona coun- ty. County Goes Republican Winona county, like all other counties in Southeastern Minneso- ta, went Republican. Governor Luther W, Youngdahl polled votes to Harry H. Peterson's Vernon G, Campbell, Wiconan seeking the governorship, polled 297 votes in the county. Tuesday's Youngdahl vote was his largest in Winona county.-Tn 1946 he polled votes. In 1948 his vole was votes. F.- The total vote for Winona county Tuesday was compared with in 1948 and in 1946, The vote Tuesday was heavy for a nonpresidential year. The Keller-Dernek race held the center of local election interest Tuesday night as it has throughout the campaign. First returns com- ing into The Republican-Herald- IKWNO election center indicated that the contest might be close but Keller, proved to a very strong vote getter and when the final tabulation was completed, the fig- ures showed he had carried every ward in the city and every pre- i cinct but one in rural Winona county. The vote by wards in this contest follows: Ward Derrick Kellei First 733 Second Third Fourth 786 City total Rural county Total Dernek carried the town of Homer precinct. The pace for the rural Winona county legislative scat, held in the last session by Keller, was close. George P. Daley, prominent Lewis- ton Farm Bureau leader and' liberal, defeated former Represen- tative F. B. Blanchard, also of Lewiston, who attempted to stage a comeback for this post. The final complete unofficial vote for this office was Daley and Elan- chard In the representative race in the city district, the contest between Al R. Lejk and Clarence P. Hart- ner was much closer than it was two years ago when Lejk won by on Ptgt 3, Column I) KELLER
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