Delaware County Daily Times, November 4, 1970

Delaware County Daily Times

November 04, 1970

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Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - November 4, 1970, Chester, Pennsylvania ,J8th Delaware County WEDNESDAY, ;NOVEMBER 4, 1970 HOME DELIVERY 75 cents PER WEEK PRICE: FIFTEEN CENTS wins NEW, CONGRESSMAN John H. Ware 3rd of Chester County shows where he put his Demo- cratic .opponent as he talks with Edwin S. Hine- man Sr; Delaware County Republican. chairman, and Harry A. .McNichol, chairman of the Delaware .County Republican Board of Supervisors (War Board) and chairman of the ,county commissioners. triumph Dally Times Photo by FRANK Dl GIACOMO MRS. LAWRENCE G. WILLIAMS kisses a husband. Inside your Daily Times Some policemen give their lives for their fellow man; others lie. Page 6. Formal or informal? Casual or elegant? Tender roast turkey is perfect to serve at either kind of entertaining. Page 11. U. S. District Court Judge C. William Kraft Jr., retiring from regular duty next Wednesday, calls bench a "most delightful, rewarding and challenging experience." Section 2. Springfield .captures Central League soccer title on penalty kick. Page 26. Amusements 13 Bridge Classified Ads Comics 36, Crossword Puzzle Editorials Death Notices Cloudy Mostly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Low to- night, 40; high Thursday, 50. Details on Page 20. Daily Except Sunday. 18-26 E. St., Chaster, Pa. 19016 Want TR 4-5252. All Departments TR 6-1651. Deliveries 75e per weak. By HARRY MAITLAND Daily Times Staff Writer A Chester County Republican was a double .winner Tuesday in :his first a congressional seat, while U.S. Rep. Lawrence G. Williams; of Springfield rolled to an easy victory over his Democratic opponent. John H. Ware 3rd of Oxford won both the special election and the regular election in the 9th District, which covers all of Chester County and the western portion of Delaware County. Ware will be sworn in soon to fill the unexpired term of the late G. Robert Watkins of Birmingham, who died during the summer. The term ends in January. ;At that time, Ware will begin a two-year term of his own. While Ware was rolling up more than a edge over Chester County Commissioner Louis F. Waldmann of Glenmoore, Chester County, in both contests, Williams was coasting to an easy majority victory over Joseph R. Breslin of Haverford Township in the race for the 7th District seat in Congress. Ware, a millionaire businessman and former newspaper publisher, resigned a powerful seniority position in the State Senate to become the congressional candidate. Ware, who limited his appearances to party-sponsored rallies and refused to debate Waldmann, received votes in Delaware County, in the regular election, according to unofficial returns. Waldmann, a minority commissioner i n Chester County, received votes. In the special election, Ware received votes in Delaware County and Waldmann got Constitutional Party candidate Benjamin H. Winkleman of Chester County, received votes in Delaware County in the special election. He was not on the other ballot. Chester County voters gave Ware a edge over Waldmann in the general election. In the special election Ware drew votes to for Waldmann. Winkleman, whose name appeared only on the ballot for the special election, received votes in Chester County. Williams, whose district covers 27 municipalities in the eastern portion of Delaware County, received votes and Breslin received votes, according to the unofficial tally. Willia'ms did better than he did in 1969 when he beat Edward J. O'Halloran by votes but not as well as he did in his first try for Congress when he trounced John J. Logue by votes. Williams scored his best majorities in Radnor and in his home district..' Springfield. He had- a vote .majority in Radnor and a vote majority .in Springfield. The incumbent congressman scored large majorities in Aldan, Collingdale, -Folcroft, Glenolden, Haverford Township, Lansdowne, Marple, Norwood, Prospect Park, Ridley Park, Ridley Township, Sharon Hill and Upper Darby. He had moderate majorities in Eddystone, Millbourne, Tinicum and Yeadon. Breslin, who lost his home district, Haverford Township by votes, claimed Clifton Heights and Darby Township. He received votes in Clifton Heights to Williams' and took Darby Township by Williams celebrated his victory with a party at the Alpine Inn in Springfield. About persons, mainly Republican workers from throughout the county, dropped by the party. "I am very happy I did so well See WARE, Page 20 Party controls assembly Congressional edge retained: Scott victor PHILADELPHIA Democrat Milton Shapp, capital- izing on Republican dissent and disinterest on the farms and in the.suburbs while piling up huge majorities in the cities, was' elected Pennsylvania's 40th gov- ernor Tuesday by a landslide votes. He is the fourth Democratic governor in this century, ending eight years of Republican and the first Jew to win the state's top office. So massive was Shapp's vic- tory, -even.while ticket-splitters were re-electing Republican U. S. Sen. Hugh Scott to a third six-year that he led Democrats to control of both houses of the state legislature for the first time since 1936. Elected with Shapp, as a statehouse team, was State Sen. Ernest Kline'.as lieutenant gov- ernor. Democrats also retained their 14-13: edge in the state's Con- gressional delegation as all in- cumbents won, hardily. Scott's margin of victory was close to what he had predicted but far short of estimates by political observers. The 70-year-old Scott. was counting on a strong vote of con- fidence to boost bis forthcoming campaign for re-election as Sen- ate minority leader, a battle he is certain to face in January from more conservative Republi- cans. It was Shapp's second try for the governorship. Four years ago he was beaten by Republic More election" news, pictures, tables on Pages 2, 20, Section 2 can .Raymond P. Shafer by votes. Under law, Shafer couldn't succeed himself. The 58-year-old Philadelphia millionaire, who made his fortune in the television cable business, rolled over Republican. Lt. Gov. Raymond J. Broderick in racking up the third largest gubernatorial majority in state history. Only two Republicans, John Fisher in 1926 with and James Duff in 1946 with had more. The turnout at the polls was the smallest in 28 years. Rain, apathy, and voter un- happiness with Shafer, a lame duo'.t who wanted a state in- come tax to solve a pending million deficit, brought only 3.6 million or 66 per cent of the 5.4 million registered !o the polls. Scott, who will be 70 next See SHAPP ENDS, Page 2 AP WIREPHOTO MILTON SHAPP flashes a victory smile, surrounded by his wife, Muriel, and their son, Richard, 22, after -winning Pennsylvania governorship. Democrats clip GOP's edge, take House seat By JOE" SULLIVAN Daily Times Staff Writer Governor elect Milton J. Shapp lost to Republican Raymond J. Broderick by only votes in Delaware County balloting Tuesday while Joseph T. Doyle emerged as the only apparent Democratic winner in the county as he won the 163rd District seat in the- State House of Representatives. As expected, Republican U. S. Sen. Hugh Scott was the leading vote-getter in the county, defeating Democrat William G. Sesler by to as slightly more than 70 per cent of the county's eligible voters went to the polls, according to unofficial returns. The estimated total vote was and fell within the 70 to 75 per cent predictions by Mrs. Mildred E. Friedkin, chief clerk of the county's election bureau, and Edwin S. Hineman Sr., the county's Republican chairman. Republican party leaders generally blamed the unpopularity of the Shafer Administration for Broderick's defeat in the state and relatively feeble showing in Delaware County, while local Democratic officials insisted election results indicate their party is on the upswing in the county. GOP officials emphasized they were disappointed at Broderick's vote in. the county where Republicans lead Democrats in registrations by better than 3y2 to 1, to But they said the county vote merely reflected a statewide trend.' Broderick, I i e ii'-t e n a n r. governor, under Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, garnered votes to for Shapp, the Lower Merion industrialist who had predicted he would pull "the miracle of the century" by beating his GOP rival in Delaware County, .a Republican bastion for decades. In the 163rd District race for the State House, Doyle, an Aldan attorney, topped his Republican opponent, David W. McLaughlin, also of Aldan, by 142 votes to according to the unofficial returns. Ernani C. Falcone, Delaware County's Democratic chairman, said he was "elated" at Doyle's victory and interpreted it .and Shapp's strong showing as "the beginning of a genuine two-party system in our county." Falcone, who had worked for Shapp in 1966 when he lost County by nearly votes in his unsuccessful gubernatorial bid, said his Democrats repel Nixon's drive to control Senate WASHINGTON (AP) ocrats laid the basis for a strong 1972 presidential challenge with startling successes in governor- ship contests while repelling President Nixon's drive to cap- ture control of the Senate. For the ninth straight elec- tion. Democrats won control of both houses of Congress. They added a handful of seats to their House margin and dropped a couple in the Senate as Republi- cans succeeded in sharply re- ducing the normal Senate and the House midterm losses for party in the White House. But the Democrats more than made up for the congressional standoff by regaining the gover- norships of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota, plus enough smaller states to win a majority of state houses for the first time since the 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson landslide. In many Senate and House contests, traditional Democratic economic appeals plus" the strength of incumbency proved more powerful than the Republi- can "law and order" campaign led by Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. But local is- sues, particularly taxes, domi- nated many governors races. At the Western White House in San Clemente, Calif., Nixon was reported by press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler to be very pleased with the results. Repub- licans, he said, had "turned the trend of tradition" by reducing normal White House losses in midterm congressional elec- tions, Agnew, speaking at Republi- can headquarters in Washing- ton, said the results gave Nixon "a working majority" in the Senate of pro-administration Republicans and Southern Dem- ocrats. He said he wished the GOP had done better in gover- norship contests. For the Democrats, national Chairman Lawrence F. O'Brien said Nixon and Agnew "would be hard put to call this anything but a defeat. Tonight we find the Democratic party a majori- ty party in America.' The biggest Republican names among the governors, Ronald Reagan of California and Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York, were easily re-elect- ed in the nation's two largest states. But elsewhere, the GOP lost heavily in the races for state houses. Two big names among Southern Winthrop Rockefeller of Arkan- sas and Claude R. Kirk Jr. of unseated by "new look" Democrats Dale Bumpers and Reubin Askew. In Wisconsin, Democrat Pa- trick. Lucey ended six years of Republican domination by de- feating Lt. Gov. Jack Olson for governor. In Ohio John J. Gilligan trounrcd Republican Roger Cloud in the wake of a loan scandal that split GOP ranks. To the east, millionaire Demo- crat Milton .7. Shapp won his second bid for Pennsylvania's governorship by defeating Lt. Gov. Raymond Broderick. The gubernatorial victories gave the Democrats at least 26 state houses, a solid base for the 1972 presidential drive just as GOP successes in 1966 helped Nixon's successful effort two years ago. Nixon and Agnew's strenuous campaign President campaigned in 23 states, the vice president in fruit in only a handful of Senate races. In Tennessee, veteran Demo- cratic Sen. Albert Gore, an op- ponent of the Vietnam war and labeled by Republicans as their No. 1 target, lost his seat to GOP conservative Rep. William E. Brock III. In Indiana, in a race Republi- cans had considered one of their top hopes. Democratic Sen. Vance Hartke clung to a lead of less than votes over Rep. Richard Roudebush with more than 90 per cent of the votes counted. In Agnew's home state of Maryland, liberal Democratic Sen. Joseph Tydings was up- set by Republican Rep. J. Glenn Bcall Jr., a Nixon supporter and the son of the man Tydings un- seated six years ago. Rep. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., a moderate Republican, won in Connecticut's three-cornered Senate race in which the Demo- See DEMOCRATS, Page 2 party's increasing strength was reflected in the 'closeness of Shapp's wins and losses in some communities. In Marple, Broderick polled votes, only 114 more than Shapp. In Haverford Township, Broderick topped Shapp, to while' carrying Chester by to Perhaps Shapp's most significant victory in the county was in Ridley Township, long a GOP stronghold which is represented on the Republican Board of Supervisors (War Board) by the township's tax collector, Nicholas F. Catania. Here Shapp out polled Broderick, to 6.193. Hineman, who is serving his .second term as GOP party chairman, agreed with Harry A. McNichol, chairman of both the War Board and county commissioners, that the unpopularity of S h a f e r s administration was mainly responsible for the poor GOP showing in the county. "But Broderick still %von in Delaware County and only one Republican (McLaughlin) Hineman said. "Our Republican organization in the county is as strong as it ever was. Senator Scott won big." Hineman, who is the state's Deputy Secretary of Revenue, said he would lose his state post when Shapp becomes governor, and estimated that about "patronage employes" in the Department of Revenue alone would be replaced by Democrats. "The governorship carries a great deal of he said. "We'll bounce McNichol said, speaking of the party's ability to recoup for future elections. "Yes we'll bounce back just like we did before." In the 1964 presidential election, Lyndon B. Johnson defeated Barry Goldwater in the county by votes in a rare GOP setback. "Ray Broderick could never quite disassociate himself from Hineman said. "He tried his best, but he was still Shafor's right-hand man in many voters' minds because he was lieutenant governor. This is the main reason he lost the election and didn't do better in our county." Hineman and McNichol emphasized they didn't interpret the vote as any kind of repudiation for the War Board, which was created more than 50 years ago by the late John McClure of Chester, and which selects candidates for office, dispenses patronage and rules on other party issues. Falcone, who has been the Democratic chairman for seven years, said he considered the Sec GOP EDGE, Page 20 ;