Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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VOLUME 92 - NUMBER 301
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY f OVEMBER 6,1$74
ASSOCIATED PH ESS. UPI, NEW YORK TIMES
Ray Wins Big Over Schaben
Blouin Takes House Seat By 4,338
By Val Corley
State Sen. Michael Blouin, Dubuque Democrat, piled up a 9,017-vote lead in his home county of Dubuque in Tuesday’s election and made it stand up to become the youngest man ever Repub- named to congress from Iowa’s
Pick Up Four Seats in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — A na- also an opportunity to tackle tion unsettled by the Watergate'“bread and butter” issues.
scandal and burgeoning prices, handed Democrats a much tighter grip on congress and a near-record total of governor-
lican Gov. Robert Ray bucked a;Second district, national trend Tuesday to soundly defeat Democrat James Schaben and claim two firsts.
ships in the mid-term election of party had lost.
At the White House, President Ford watched the returns on television and conceded his
Blouin will and what
be 29 Thursday better birthday Iowa!Present could a political candidate receive than a 4.338-vote
“I have accepted the ver-
Ray’s re-election in a Demo- AIctory ovcr a state senate col-
cratic year made him the first Iowa governor elected to a fourth term and the first elected to a four-year term.
eague, Tom Riley, Cedar Rapids Republican?
The unofficial vote totals gave:
Unofficial returns show Ray, Blouin ..................- 73,416
with 97 percent of the vote in.1 Riley .....................69.078,
captured 58 percent of the vote (James Whitford, American! with 515,546, compared with party candidate, received 983 366.628 for Schaben and 7,103 for votes, including 25 in Allama-
American party Ralph Scott.
“I think the people shown some appreciation for the
candidate kee. 33 in Cedar, 91 in Clayton,
53 m Clinton, 23 in Delaware,!
333 in Dubuque, 38 in Fayette,
32 in Jackson, 21 in Jones. 335 in ^ave,Linn and 33 in Winneshiek.)
Blouin’s triumph, which was not unexpected, is another step in a meteoric career that started in 1968 when he was elected
(See Chart on Page 12A)
state representative and, at 23. became the youngest member of the 1969 Iowa house.
He was re-elected to the house in 1970 and. at 27, won election to the Iowa senate in 1972, joining that body in 1973 as its youngest member.
His senate term does not expire until 1977. So he will have to resign from that office before taking the oath as a congressman, leaving a vacancy to be filled at a special election to be called by Gov. Robert Ray.
Thus, only nine years after j By Roland Krekeler being graduated from Loras col-
The majority party picked up djct,” he said ..Those who lose
at least lour senate seats, for a often come back to win another total of 62, and captured two- day.”
thirds control of the house. | Republican Chairman Mary As of midday, the Democrats Louise Smith, who had down-had 291 representatives - one graded the impact of the Water-vote more than the so-called ve-
State - by - stale roundup page 5A; governor races page 5C; senate and house resets page 11D.
to-proof margin — and were leading in several other races that were still too close to call.
Tabulations were also in* i complete in some governors’ J
I races, but the likely outcome L .... . -
I would give the Democrats four the™ a llke|y margln of 62 to 38
more state mansions for a total the new senate compared to
of 3f - the grea-est numbcr 1 their 58 to 42 lead rn the current
gate scandal in the weeks preceding the election, conceded that “Watergate and the economy have combined to influence I the voters.” And she termed the results “disheartening but also I temporary.” *
With final returns still being tabulated in a number of states, this was the picture:
Senate — Democrats picked up five seats but were trailing in one they now hold, giving
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since their 1936 landslide. Ohio Upset
House — Democrats had picked up at least 46 seats from
But the G O.P. scored a major Republicans while losing five to
John Culver (D-Cedar Rapids) kept tradition Wednesday morning as he has in each of his other mornings after victories by thanking employes at the Wilson and Co. plant gate in Cedar Rapids. Culver was victorious over Republican David Stanley of Muscatine for the U.S. senate seat Sen. Harold Hughes is giving up at the end of his term to enter religious work.
upset in populous Ohio, with 65-year-old James Rhodes barely squeaking by incumbent Gov. John Gilligan — who was regarded by many as a rising national star for the Democrats. Rhodes,
G O P. candidates. They had (Photos on Picture Page)
elected 291 house members and led in three other races, for a a former governor. Passible total of 294, 46 more had conceded defeat during the ^an *n current house in
Demos Again Control Linn Courthouse
Culver Wins Senate
Bid by 41,000 Votes
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responsive government had in Iowa,” Ray said.
“Our campaign went like we|lege~in Dubuque in 1966. Blouin wanted it to go. It stayed right will become one of 435 members on course throughout the cam- of the lower house of congress.
paign — but it wafin t an eas\ ^ former school teacher and
campaign,” Ray said.
Schaben admitted he was, “in' many respects, bitter’’ with de-, feat.
“The thing that is distressing! to me is I’ve let down utterly)
How Linn Voted on State Races, Page 12A
thousands of supporters who]
have worked so hard and dili-j gently in my behalf,” Schaben! said. “That’s really the only
regret I have."
Tile Democrat sent Ray a letter offering congratulations and best wishes.
“We have engaged in the electoral process of our democracy to the best cf our ability,” Scha-j ben wrote.
“While losing embodies many emotions, I will ask all those! who assisted my candidacy to i seek consolation in having par-] ticipated in the best system of i government yet devised.”
The constitutional amendment] extending the governor’s term from two years to four gave Schaben much of his ammunition in the race.
By Frank Nye
But now it will be “the Linn , -........awakened Twins” when Culver who has _ ^...... _ ......
Wednesday to the knowledge f°r Second district for legislative wars, cast in the con- john Gjenn
•' > B ten years as its congressman, ti ld f th h 'onn
asrpnrk to the cpnau* where! m. . Bumpers of Arkansas
ascends to tne senate, where,wljj succeed. salvaged the only
he has aspired to be from the congressional victory for the
night, and the final margin was, which they hold a 248 to 187 ma-I so tight that a recount was a1- jority. The margin is the biggest most certain >s‘nce th€ 295-140 majority after
The Democrats got several the Lyndon Johnson landslide of
new' faces to watch as potential
candidates in the presidential Governors — Democrats had campaign two years away: Gov- captured nine from the Republi-ernors-elect Hugh Carey of New cans, lost two to the G.O.P. and York and Edmund Brown, jr., of hwt another to an independent
Democrats maintained - «
plete control of the Linn county that they soon will be unique ascends to the senate, where ^ courthouse by winning all four arr*on” Americans:
of the county offices up for election Tuesday.
The party gained control in
Beginning in January their time he entered politics, in 1964.
1972 Thoughts Culver seriously considered
county will be home to one-fiftieth of the members of the
A 16-year veteran of Iowa ca!ifornia. and Senators-elect I candidate in Maine. Republi-
of Ohio and Dale cans led in two current Democratic states, Kansas and Alaska, for an indicated breakdown of 36 Democrats. 14 Republicans and one independent, surpassing
state’s Republicans in Tues day’s election.
He is State Rep New
inc gawitu vvuuvi hi — frasslPV
the general election two years most exclusive club in the world running for senator in 1972 but.) ’
ago by winning the six races in — the United States senate. a^cr testing the political winds, (Continued on Page SC, Col. 4.)
The vote Tuesday again jacj jaje Tuesday night when showed the county to be a Dem-! Congressman John Culver, ocratic stronghold as all but jCedar Rapids Democrat, posted
a victory over State Rep. David
That became an established backed off and ran for rM>lcc
And the losers included a half • dozen Republicans who had;the 35 to 14'margin after 1958 Charles been among the loudest and but short of the record 39 gover-Hartford longest defenders of former nors elected in 1936.
President Nixon: Four members of the house judiciary commit-
As expected, the Democrats
Vote by Precincts On Page 4A
Stanley, Muscatine Republican, for the senate seat Harold
Clark, who had been doing the wind-testing as Culver’s assis-; tant, then stepped into the vac-1 uum, took a 1,313-mile hike! across Iowa to get his name
tee who stood by Nixon during |captured 5enate seats in Flori-ast summer s hearings and (la Kentucky, Colorado and
Reps. Dan Kuykendall of Ten- North Dakota
nessee and Earl Landgrebe of Indiana.
In Florida, former Secretary of State Richard Stone, a mod-
Hughes is leaving to enter reb- •*'<*“ the voters, and unseated
. ° . trip KPniinlir»an innimrumt .laric
Though the Democratic gain.-' erate Democrat, defeated con-Tuesday were a bit below some |servative G.0 P. businessman
the Republican incumbent. Jack Miller of Sioux City.
When Hughes surprised the
four races were carried in Linn gj0us work next year county by that party s standard- Qnce -n ^ Culver
ff,rcrs; 4. . will join his erstwhile adminis- hZ an
The four exceptions were inLfltiJp US Son Dick political world by an-
tho contests won by Republicans c, .lkeJ Jo beat him!"0UnfWg m SeP‘bmber- l9,73-
Gov. Robert Ray, U. Gov. *r-1 Sere by two years 'W8S leaung <“lilics for relig,on-
thur Neu and State Rep. Joan
Lipsky in their successful bids; “C and C Twins’
for re-election and State Sen
I Culver didn’t hesitate a second time.
He promptly announced
They’ll likely become known Tom Riley in his unsuccessful j as tho ..c and c twins from| senator and Tuesday he won the
job. With all but a few of the
pre-election forecasts and in line I with the normal off-year pattern of opposition party success. Democratic spokesmen hailed their victory as a signal to sup- jury plant Ford’s economic policies witii measures of their own.
Jack Eckerd for the seat of Republican Sen. Edward Gurney, under federal indictment
for bribery, conspiracy and per-
In Kentucky, Democratic Gov. Wendell Ford scored heav-‘This k not just a victory, jjjy jn ruraj areas and held his
ic ic a manHutn ’ HapIqpaH .......
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Linn Demos Take All but One Seat
Linn county Democrats came Congressman-elect Michael
Only New York state, with two senators from the same! large metropolis, has anything closely akin to the Iowa situation-to-be, and Senators Jacob J av its and James Buckley are) about as far apart philosophy ically as the senators in most states are geographically Lest Linn countians get car
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I this is a mandate,” declared Speaker Carl Albert of Oklaho-1freshman G O.P. ma, scheduled to preside over|Goc^ the first house in a decade with a two-thirds Democratic mar-
Louisville to unseat Sen. Marlow
Mezvinsky Wins First; Four Counties to Leach
gin, theoretically the “veto-oroof” body Ford warned might block his programs.
Eyes on 1976
Other Democrats cocked their
of making a clean Blouin. Dubuque Democrat, will ried away, let it be known thisiv,nsky- 37« of lo*a c,ty. rolled man. 21. he pmht legislative soon resian will not be the first time in Iowa up a lead of 4,015 votes in his Scott i
In Colorado, Gary Hart, the 36-year-old 1972 campaign manager for Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, swamped two-term Republican
Sen. Peter Dominick.
Surprise Victory , 1ftr,c ... „ • | In Vermont, a 34-year-old
eyes towards int and Democrat. Patrick Leahy, .ar-
Congressman Edward Mez- Le ach, Bettendorf buswwj astore Xn? (0 * white House Priscd KePublican Rep. Richard
Schaben contended is too long for any person to hold the power of governorship.” that “fresh ideas, new initiatives don’t come from people that long entrenched in power.”
But Ray contended experience _
is valuable for a governor, that beans h i s administration has record of delivery” with
I sweep of the eight legislative soon resign. seats that were up for grabs in ten years Tuesday’s election
021 to 20.668. is largest of the district’s
Unofficial results gave Democrats a 59 to 40 majority in the
And in that one, the four-term iowa house with one vacancy, in t0[_s.
history- that a single county hasjhome county of Johnson and 13 counties and Leach almost economic programs “we will
on to post a 12,144-vote had to win it to have a chance **n, White
Mallary in the race to succeed
u . u; I retiring Sen. George Aiken. Ile
doesnt change his . .. . J®
6 'became he first Democrat ever
been the home of its two sena-
declared Sen. Lloyd Bensell of
incumbent Republican had tussle to win by 563 votes
a Dubuque county, to be filled at a special election. Republicans
The first time was back at the re-election v.ctory in the First to upset the lirst-term congress- Texas „ ,ike|y n,,mocratlc prc.s.
turn of the century and
Saving the day for the Repub- presently control the house, 55 ll0me C0UntV was },°lk-
Vote by Precincts On Page 4B
From Des Moines
The two senators involved
was State Rep.
”a Lipsky, Cedar Rapids, who won Blouin’s un- re-election to a fifth term over comes, paralleled social growth and ac- Thomas Sears, Cedar Rapids But Dubuque is so heavily Dem-
The unofficial results also give Democrats a 26 to 24 ma- ||1Cn were Albert Cummins, who Joan jority in the senate, with served from 1908 to 1926. and
resignation, when it reducing that to 25-24.
the district Tuesday.
Mezvinsky also carried Scott, the home county of his 31-year- in Jefferson, Louisa. Muscatine old Republican opponent, James and Washington counties.
elected to the senate from that once rock-ribbed Republican
And in North Dakota, former But Leach was successful onlyjHenry Jackson of Washington j
idential contender. And Sen.
Lafayette Young, him in 1910 and year. Both were
who joined served one from Des
Iowans apparently Ray.
Democrat, running for the first ocratic that it is likely his sue- Moines.
I In addition to Johnson Scott, Mezvinsky carried other large counties, Moines and Lee, by 2,830
said he might unveil his White House bid before year’s end “We’re seeing the rebuilding of the old Democratic coalition) andiwhich served the Democratic) two j party and the nation so well fori Dt-’S so many years,” declared Demand ocratic Chairman Robert
believed time, in the 26th district.
The 26th has been considered sending the majority back to 26- Moines man, Charles Rawson,
In an election where Demo- “safe” territory for Republicans 24. Republicans presently con- was elected to the senate for a
statehouses wlth Rep, Lipsky in the driver's trol, 28-22.
seat. But Sears threatened down!
c r a t k captured across the country and five of six Iowa congressional seats, to the last precincts to report. Ray retained the governorship by approximately the same |>ereentage he won two years ago.
And in 1972,
i short term, which with Cummins.
Democrats captured the two Republican seats in Linn that»
Democratic victories in Linn were up for election Tuesday.
In the 15th district, Steve So-
played a big part in helping that.
Ray out pulled party win control of the house vern, Marion Democrat, unseat-
President Nixon in Iowa when and with control of the senate ed three-session veteran Sen.
the former President was win- expected to follow when a six*- Halph Potter, former Marion
a landslide across the cia! election is held to fill tin*
loth district seat from which
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Noah was our first financier —he floated a limited company when all the rest of the world was in liquidation.
2,712 votes respectively, as well;strauss, adding that the result
more than a victory, but!
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as the rural counties of Benton.
Henry, Iowa, Poweshiek and Van Buren.
I Mezvinsky, who obviously benefited from his television ex-jposure as a member of the ihouse judiciary committee dur
In Oklahoma, former Rep. Ed
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Sharp Gain For Stocks
NEW YORK (UPI) - Stocks strongly Wednesday in
log the Watergate hearings, had lleavy tradmS Th0e.Pu* *?!!
i . . lat/ovxinA mac un H Ka In KXI ill
this to say about his re-election
“I think our victory tonightP,n}’ --- 4-1 on the
Edward Mezvinsky j (Continued on Page 5C, Col. 6.)
average was up 8 84 to 683.59 Advances led declines New York Stock Ex
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