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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 Gains Korean War Termed Factor 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 tered by Republican election cesses that challenged President Truman's home and foreign Bowling over top administration leaders the captured a net of five Senate seats in yesterday's voting This boosted its Senate up in the upcoming congress to 47 as against the Democrats 49 With 25 contests still to be de- 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 ed for control One independent won in Ohio Except for Democratic pockets i n Massachusetts Connecticut Rhode Island New York Ohio vada and Arizona senate and governor candidates rolled roughshod over their opposition outside the south and the borderline states Smashing defeats for such ad- ministration lieutenants as 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 charges Mr Truman relaxing aboard the yacht 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 overs 31 lost o gained 1 in Missouri Republicans elected 18 overs 29 lost 1 gained 6 in Idaho Illinois Maryland sylvania Utah and California House Democrats kept control 225 to 195 with 14 un- decided 1 independent Needed to control 218 Democrats elected 225 ed 2 lost 27 Republicans elected 195 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 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 can member to be beaten seemed likely to prevent a possible tie with members from each party In case of a tie Vice-President ley's vote would retain control for the Democrats Republicans picked up seats in Idaho Illinois Maryland vania and Utah They led in but trailed in Washington in the undecided races The needed a net gain of seven to win Senate control With House races Republicans had gained 11 seats net The needed to unseat 46 Democrats and keep their present membership for House control in the Congress The adverse turn of the Korean war opposition to the President's domestic program criticism of his foreign policy decisions and tion to charges were variously credited with bringing the Republican tories Republicans won smashing Republicans Hold Victories in Other State Races By Arthur Bystrom Milwaukee Walter J ler Jr 46 whose late father ed as the state's chief executive 20 years ago will be the next consin governor He like his father is a lican Kohler defeated Carl W Thompson of a yer and the Democratic party's j national committeeman Alexander Wiley 66 of wa Falls who has served as a Re- publican senator from Wisconsin since 1939 was re-elected to that office over Thomas E Fairchild 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 on the basis of mounting returns from Tuesday's general election Here is the way Minnesota's of- family will line up unless present trends 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 clerk of the supreme 37 Democratic attorney general of I court Grace Kaercher Davis Charles B Brownson left first Republican congressman from Indianapolis in 22 years has wired President Truman his support of a real policy in foreign affairs Brownson is shown with his wife Wirephoto to The 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 mated 700 vehicles already south Mountain Crash Of NWA Kills 22 Aboard Burte Mont A curtain of snow lifted on the continental di- vide today long enough for ers to reach the burned wreckage of an airliner which carried 22 sons to death in a blizzard Ground parties reached the Northwest Airlines plane at They reported the four crewmen and the 18 gers were dead Routine clearance was obtained from Coroner Kyle Scott at hall to bring the bodies here Ground searchers got to the wreckage within two hours after Butte Police Chief Bart J Riley a search radio report that vidual victories in a r i S Officials at the Butte airport and Francis J Myers of 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 air arm mounted one of the largest raids of the Korean war reinforcements ed on the Korean east coast ments of the U S Third infantry division landed at the port of san On the ground U N troops 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 border They said the clampdown would be temporary Russian Jet Felled They declined to answer tions about 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 An American Shooting Star jet shot down a Wisconsin It was Kohler's first bid for lic office and fulfilled a decision he made five years ago while ing in the Navy to return home and become active in public life of the Kohler family that founded the Kohler plumbing ture business Majority Kohler and Wiley won by 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 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 osha and Milwaukee Fairchild all of those counties except Burnett but he led in La Crosse county to gain the same total as Thompson Indications are that the 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- 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 carrying a crew of four and 18 passengers ently was letting down exactly on course between Whitehall and Butte when it smashed into the Weathermen predicted ro temperatures in the area by night sped at better than 600 miles an hour Another Red jet was 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 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 quist who never had been before the voters before was appointed by Governor Youngdahl to fill a ancy On the basis of returns from of the state's precincts Youngdahl had and Harry H Peterson the er Labor nominee Anderson was leading Frank Murphy the nominee 882 to on the basis of re- turns from precincts Susie Stageberg the Industrial ment candidate had Mike Holm Victor Returns from precincts gave Holm and Mrs A J McGuire of St Paul the nominee State Auditor King had in returns from precincts and Elmer mayor of brota the choice has 631 Bjornson was leading Paul 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 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 est race Results from pre- 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 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 contest 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 Judge E D Libera of 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 County Finkelnburg Libera Winona 45 of 45 Olmsted 36 of 39 Houston 23 of 24 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 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 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 crats gained one seat in Missouri but lost single seats to the Republicans in Maryland Pennsylvania Illinois Utah Idaho and California Wirephoto to The vote by wards 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 A new state senator one new representative in the state lature and three new county com- missioners were chosen in day's general election complete unofficial returns from Winona county's 45 precincts show J R Jim Keller defeated Leonard W Dernek for state 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- county commissionership from Carl J Goetzman present man of the board by 324 votes Spitier Zenke Win Adolph Spitzer defeated Peter Kronebusch for the third district commissionership by 127 Arnold Zenke won the fifth dis- commissionership from 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 election In the presidential election of 1948 the total vote in the was Fillmore and Houston counties yesterday re-elected John A Johnson Preston as first district senator to the Minnesota ture Moppy Anderson Preston ning for his first term as 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 First District Senator more ton Total John A Johnson Eldon G Hoiness First District Moppy Anderson Gust E Moe WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Light rain turning to snow and windy tonight and much colder Low tonight 25 in city near 20 in country 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 Maximum 50 minimum 33 noon 40 precipitation 32 sun sets tonight at sun rises morrow at Addition weather on page 13 I sent fifth district commissioner Hallie J was eliminated in the primaries All other county officials were re- elected including District Judge Karl Finkelnburg who defeated ward D Libera Winona municipal judge by 716 votes in Winona ty County Goes Republican Winona county like all other counties in Southeastern ta went Republican Governor Luther W Youngdahl polled votes to Harry H Peterson's Vernon G Campbell seeking the governorship polled 297 votes in the county Tuesday's Youngdahl vote was his largest in Winona 1946 he polled votes In 1948 his vole was votes 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 race held the center of local election interest Tuesday night as it has throughout the campaign First returns com- ing into The 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 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 Ward Derrick 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 ton Farm Bureau leader and liberal defeated former 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 chard In the representative race in the city district the contest between Al R Lejk and Clarence P ner was much closer than it was two years ago when Lejk won by on 3 Column I KELLER
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