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   Titusville Herald  (Newspaper) - November 3, 1976, Titusville, Pennsylvania                                PAGE TWO THE TITUSVILLE HERALD Titusville PaWednesday November 3 Titusville Area United Way Spirit of 76 t 140 20 IF YOU DONT DOIT IT WONT GET DONE Remember Tomorrav is report day Co Drake Hotel Room 209 Vigorito Loses Seat in Congress To Marc Marks Republican candidate Marc Lincoln Marks yesterday took the 24th Congressional District seat away from incumbent Democrat Joe Vigorito in an upset victory Vigorito conceded defeat as early as pm last night as he was defeated soundly in his home county of Erie Vigorito loses the seat after a vigorous campaign battle with Marc Marks who spent more than double what Vigorito did during the primary and general election campaigns Robert Hereford the American Party candidate received only a minimal percentage of the vote and did not figure in he outcome of the race Vigorito was seeking his seventh term in the district which includes Erie Crawford and Mercer counties Vigorito was first elected to office in 1964 but this year faced his toughest test against Marks In his previous campaigns the incumbent Democrat had defeated his opponents by wide margins until a close victory over Republican candidate Clem Scalzitti in 1974 Marks claimed from the start that it would be a tough cam paign and he proved successful in the outcome Vigorito said he was surprised very surprised that he lost the race He said be had not expected to lose yesterday Astounded A spokesman for the Democratic Committee in Erie County said he was astounded and amazed that the people of the 24th Congressional District have taken Vigorito out of office He said he just couldnt explain why Vigorito lost to Marks Vigorito was a member of the House Agriculture Committee the House Interior and Insular Committee and was chairman of the subcommittee on Domestic Marketing and Consumer Relations He also served on several other subcommittees in the House The congressmanelect in the district Marc L Marks is a Sharom attorney who ran for Congress for the first time Marks has been active in management of state and national campaigns and served as solicitor for Mercer County from 1960 to 1966 Marks has been active in management of state and national campaigns and served MARC LINCOLN MARKS as solicitor for Mercer uunty from 1960 to 1966 Marks served with the US Army Air Corps during World War II Following his service there he graduated from the University of Alabama He received his degree in law from the University of Virginia Law School in 1954 Marks is a senior partner in the Sharon law firm of Rogers Marks and Perfilio Reports indicated that Vigorito defeated Marks near his home in the industrial areas of Sharon Farrel and Sharpsville but Marks led in all three counties in the district As of late last night there was a reported 58 per cent of the vote in Of that percentage Marks had 65806 votes to Vigoritos 52174 a lead of more than 13000 votes for Marks Many Reasons Vigorito in a television in terview last night said I dont know what happened it was probably an accumulation of things The incumbent Democrat late last night was losing in Eric County by over 10000 votes In a victory statement Marks said he was both surprised and happy Marks said he was especially surprised at taking Erie County and said that the voters there liked his platform and decided it was time for a change that he would spend some time with his family and begin to get ready to take office in January 821 Pet Turnout In City At tout S21 per cet of TlUivlltei eligible voteri went to peUi In ywter generiJ eteetlM The tariMt wai better feu tie S3 J per eemt to the May prtaurtei probably by Ike prefttenUa race The bett wai ta the Third Ward where per cent of the registered went to the The teait number of voters turned oat Jn two local diitrlcti Second Ward Second District and First Ward First Dktrlct both with 794 per cent tarnoaU Figures from the polls show that 2338 voters went to the polls in TttttsvUfe oat of a possible registration of 2534 By wards the voting were reported as follows last night First Ward First District per cent First Ward Second District 844 per cent Second Ward First District per cent Second Ward Second District 714 per cent Third Ward per cent Fourth Ward 881 per cent and Fifth Ward 81 per cent New Mail Registration Causes Confusion Here Election return workers yesterday at City Hall had their hands full with the new mailer registration voters According to reports last night it seems as though most of the persons who registered by mail did not know where to vote Many of them were coming to City Hall expecting to vote there because that is where they picked Johnson Trails In 23rd With IBS precincts reported late last night Republican incumbent Congressman Albert Johnson of the 23rd District was over 4000 votes behind his Democratic opposition Democrat Joseph Ammerman was ahead in at least four counties as the votes were being tallied A strong lead for Am merman was being predicted in Centre County but no official reports were in from that area Incumbent Johnson was ahead in three counties in the district which is comprised of Cameron County Centre County and portions of Clarion Clearfield Clinton Elk Forest McKean Potter Venango and Warren counties This is the way the race was shaping up in the late hours yesterday Warren County 28 of 43 precincts Ammerman8312 Johnson4818 Clearfield County 81 of precincts Ammerman8799 Johnson6534 Clarion County 10 of 34 precincts Ammerman 213 Johnson 341 Elk County 18 of 35 precincts Ammerman2378 Johnson2442 McKean County 44 precincts Ammerman7876 Johnson8209 Clinton County If of 37 precincts Ammerman2895 Johnson2022 up their mailer registration forms It seems that the problem was that when the constituents received their cards in the mail there was no mention alluding to where that person was expected to cast his or her ballot Reportedly persons were coming in from Rome Township Oil Creek Township and other surrounding Crawford County townships expecting to vote in Titus ville Another problem was with city residents Many of those who registered by the new mailing system did not know what ward or district they were in One person living across from City Hall went to vote there and found that his residence is not in City Halls district which is the Second Ward First District Another problem cited was the late mail registrations Workers gave examples of several cases in which they did not have any record of the registrants They were forced to call Crawford County offices several times to determine if these people were actually eligible to vote City Hall was reportedly the only voting district in Titusville which had problems with the new mailer registrants City Vote Reported Titusville was the first municipality in the state last night to report the results of the balloting concerning the presidential preference contest to the Associated Press Herald poll runners and the times they reported back from the seven polling places in the city were as follows First Ward First District Ray First Ward Second District James Spence pm Second Ward First District Paul Groucutt pm Second Ward Second District Robert Rhoades pm Third Ward Paul Joseph pm Fourth Ward Donna Gross pm Fifth Ward Jane Bauder pm The highest recorded tem perature in the world 1364 de grees was recorded in 1972 in Azizia Libya Haskell Gets 1714 Votes Here Rep Jay Haskell of Titusville R6th District running unop posed for reelection gathered 1714 votes in his hometown yesterday Haskell was elected to his fourth term in the State House yesterday for the district which includes Venango Cambridge Rockdale Btoomfield Sparta Woodcock Richmond Athens Steuben Rome West Mead East Mead Randolph Troy Oil Crrek Union East Fallowfield Greenwood Fairfield East Fairfield and Wayne townships The representative is a native of Titusville and attended Titusville public schools Mer cersburg Academy and Stetson University He served his first term in the State House beginning in 1971 Titusville voting for Haskell was as follows 1W1D 257 1W2D HI 2W1D 458 2W2D 3W m 4W 5W 74 Total 1714 Republican Candidates Win in City The City of Titusvffle voted Republican in the races for US Senate state auditor general and state treasurer with the only dose contest appearing in the treasurer race Republican candidate Patrick Gleason took the Titusville vote by only a 33 vote margin over Democrat Al Benedict Con stitutional candidate John Back man received 15 votes and Labor candidate Louis Gonzales took 4 votes The heavily battled US Senate race was won in Titusville by Republican John Heinz Heinz defeated Democrat William J Green by 622 votes The race for state treasurer was won in the city by Republican Patricia Crawford over Democrat Robert Casey 449 votes The vote totals follow US Senate Hetaz 1387 Green Audi tor General Gleason IMZ Benedict 1909 Treasurer Crawford i262 Casey 813 Titusville Voters Go With Marks Titusville constituents last night gave 1434 votes to Marc Lincoln Marks and 800 votes to Congressman Joseph P Vigorito in their race for the 24th District seat in US Congress Robert Hereford an independent can didate received nine city votes Titusville balloting for Republican Marks and Democrat vlgorito follows V M 1W ID m 217 1W 2D 1M 117 2W ID K 324 2W ZD 215 371 3W 83 1M 4W 157 133 5W 33 73 Ford Receives 58 Per Cent In Titusvilles Vote Count Titusville voters once again yesterday favored a Republican ticket in the Presidential elec tion as fee FordDote ticket received 58 per cent of the local vote In the 1972 presidential elec tion the NixonAgnew ticket did much better locally receiving 705 per cent of the vote The FordDole vote here in Titusville can be compared to the 1968 election in which the Nixoo Agnew Republican card received 57 per cent of the vote The total for the seven precincts in the city yesterday in the presidential race was Ford Titusvilles Oil Fame Questioned This Election Day story comes from the didyouheartheone about department Mrs Virginia Spence wife of Herald general manager Jim Spence was at the Fourth Ward polls yesterday and was calling in a report to NBC when she had the following exchange with a net work employe Mrs Spence Im calling from Titusville Pa Girl fcwn NBC Where Mrs Spence Have you been watching Captains and the Kings on television lately Girl I sure have Mrs Spence Well Im from that wicked city1 of Titusville Girl Really Is there really oil there Ah such is fame Dole 1320 CarterMondale lester Maddox Con stitutional 13 Eugene Mc Carthy McCarthy 76 9 Gus Hall Communist 1 and Lyndon H LaRouch Labor 1 Titusvilles favoring of the Republican ticket follows a centuryold tradition broken only in 1964 when local voters east their ballots to the tune of 57 per cent for Lyndon B Johnson against Barry Goldwater Before that time the closest Democratic candidate to ever attempt to get the Titusville vote was Woodrow Wilson in 1916 who lost to the Republican candidate Charles Hughes by only 24 votes In 1960 Richard Nixon won in Titusville when he ran against John F Kennedy for the presidency At that time he carried 63 per cent of the vote Going back through the years the highest percentage of votes for a presidential candidate was recorded in 1956 when Dwight Eisenhower led Adlai Stevenson by 1509 votes giving him 76 per cent of the local vote This years voter turnout was 821 per cent This figure is up from 1972 as773per cent went to the polls in Titusville In 1968 the percentage was 84 per cent while it was also 84 per cent in 1964 Five precincts in Titusville favored the Republican Presidential ticket yesterday while two the Fourth Ward favored CarterMondale by 30 votes and the Third Ward by 11 votes While the FordDole ticket received 57 per cent of the local vote CarterMondale received 41 per cent Maddox 5 per cent McCarthy 4 per cent Hall 04 per cent and LaRouche 04 per cent The votes for the Republican and Democratic tickets by districts in Titusville is as follows F C 1W ID IN 142 1W 2D 184 127 2W1D 317 1M ZW 2D 348 238 W M in W 130 ISO 5W 55 5Z Totals 1320 925 Frame On Top Locally Incumbent State Senator Richard C Frame the Franklin attorney who holds the seat in the 25th District made a strong showing in the City of Titusville Democrat opponent Frank Kuntz fell 510 votes short of Frames total of 1304 in the city Frames strength came in the first two wards The third fourth and fifth wards were extremely dose in the FrameKuntz race with the third and fourth wards giving Frame a one vote edge in each The fifth ward gave Frame a mere threevote advantage The vote tally was Ward F W JD HI 1W 2D m 2W ID 311 2W 2D 361 3W 85 134 5W 50 Anticipate Frame Victory Incumbent Senator Richard Frame of the 25th District was holding a 6000 vote lead kUe tait night hi the district The Republican senator was challenged by Democrat Francis Kuntz in the large district With less than half the precincts reported Frame had collected 19439 votes against Kuntz 13189 votes The 25th District consists of portions of Clinton County Titusville in Crawford County and all of Elk Forest McKean Potter Venango and Warren Counties Frame was well ahead of Kuntz in the City of Titusville with votes to Kuntz1 794 votes WHEN YOURE NOT YOURE NOT Mows 35 6 Pillli wffli Jim DtSanfe News 35 pm with Ltd The largest public library west of the Mississippi is the Los Angeles Library K 124 112 87 in 86 135 53 The ChtnyfrM PTJ thanks ait of titf foloiinj for coatribirtiu to our annual NaHowttn Party Mr Dupsr I6A u N Till Oil Crstk EM StsMst awijtm m Dalle IsMksr Ct Fif f M Sfcsp Ecksrft Oral Stars and flu Chsrijlin W Fki Dial fcf Mr tat Stock Up On These Great Buys At Our C aimed G oods PETERSONS PLEASANTYHLE PA SHELLED OO c ASST COLORS LOUNGE iT GOLDEN DAWN TOY TRUCKS EACH Off WHILE SUPPLIES LAST GOLDEN DAWN 10 O2PLAIN OR OZ ITALIAN PLAVQR BREAD 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