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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Associated Press United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3 1954 This Taper Consists of Two One No 21 Dems Control House Senate in Doubt Ji n n Tom Martins Victory Leads Republicans to Complete Election Sweep in Iowa Hoegh Tops Herring for Governor Tall man Wins State Post DES MOINES Republi cans turned back every challenge hurled at them by the Democrats for national state offices in Tue days elections in a reversal of th trend in much of the country Rep Thomas E Martin 61 low City Republican who has spent 1 years in the House unseated Sen Guy M Gillette the 75yearol Cherokee Democrat who had bee his partys best votegetter Tha was the contest on which the GO concentrated its greatest efforts While a solid eightman Repub lican team was sent back by low to the national House of Repre sentatives by comfortable margin and although Martin was leadin steadily as returns flowed in Re publican Atty Gen Leo AHoegh 46 Chariton had more of a scram ble to win the governorship Gave Democrat Clyde E Herring 38 PCS Moines gave Hoegh a brie scare about midway in the court ing when the final gush of Demo cratic returns from Polk and Du buque Counties put Herring brief ahead It had been close up to tha point but from then on as rura returns flowed in Hoeghs margin steadily grew tabulations gave Martin votes to for Gillette And Hoegh had a margin of 414 517 to for Herring Statehouse remained allRe publican as a result of the elec tion The big surprise of the balloting was that it was the governorshi and not the senatorial battle tha createdthe stir The indications were that the final totals would give Martin a majority of abou and Hoegh the governorship with around votes to the good There was little doubt as the tab ulatibns progressed that Martin would upset Gillette who was the Democrats primary hope Martin led all the way Most of the pre election forecasts had given Gil lette the edge But in the first 66 of the states 99 counties to complete their to tals Martin won 55 to Gillettes 11 The senator showed bis great est strength in counties which usually go Democratic in tradition ally Republican Iowa and some of the more populous centers He lost his own county but by only 19 votes in a total of about on the basis of com plete but unofficial returns Rural Counties Martin rolled up winning mar gin largely by taking the more rural counties in volume by some what to sizable margins and pick ing off such big counties as Black Hawk Cerro Gordo Clinton Des Moines Linn Pottawattamie and Scott Johnson County Martins home area apeared to have gone against him in largely complete returns But it normally is in the Demo cratic fold Stepping into Hoeghs old shoes asattorney general is a 36yearold lawyer from Nevada Dayton Coun tryman Like Hoegh Countryman is a World War II veteran but whereas the new governor was an infantryman Countryman was an Air Force pilot Since Countryman was an un opposed candidate for the attorney general short term he will take office in about 10 days when the official canvass is certified He will begin his regular twoyear term in January And Hoeghs predeces sor as attorney general Robert L Larson of Iowa City won a six year term on the Iowa Supreme Court along with his two GOP in cumbents Tallman Elected The other new state officer is John A TaJIman 69 of Clarion who won fouryear term on the Commerce Commission where he has worked as an assistant elec trical engineer Tallman beat Da Long the incumbent in primary last June AH other state officers are pen who will continue in their IOWA GOP Gen Leo A Hoegh Iowas new governorelect Tuesday night spent many an anxious moment as he and his wife and children tabulated election returns at their home in Chariton Hoegh was a close win AP Wlrepliotos tier over Clyde Herring Democrat At right Rep Torn Martin of Iowa City displays a big grin as he talks with a friend about his victory in the Senate race He out distanced incumbent Guy Gillette for the office Cahill Robbins Returned as Supervisors Allen Pap pas Tate Win Election The Republicans Tuesday sue cessfully broke into a longstanding Democrat office 0 surrendered the count attorney position Other Cerro Gordo County races in the general election foundthe OP running true to form retak iig the state representative and second a n d third district super visor posts Other major county offices were uncontested Carried into the sheriffs office iya plurality was Gerald D Jerry Allen 27yearold firsl deputy to the man he beat Sheriff al D w a n Allen succeeded in breaking Dwans eightyear reign ind the Democrats 16year itranglehold The youthful deputy shot ahead from the beginning to defeat Dwan man who gave him his first dult job when the veteran sheriff ook over in 1946 In returns from all 30 county recincts Allen led Dwan by 52 to votes Allen astounded bservers by leading national tate and county candidates in the umber of votes The only other tersoii breaking nt Republican lieutenant gover ipr Leo Elthon of Fertile who col ected votes The outcome of the race for ounty attorney was not conclu ively determined until returns rbm the last two Mason fty pre incts At those spots onetime oser William Pappas a Democrat linched the race vith Republican The final count Shepard 7J121 W H T a Republican state epresentative strongly arded off his Democratic bppo ent A Schahke Firiaf tabula Schanke R D Robbins was elected to his eventh term as second district upervisor edging out Ernest Buss Democrat Independent eymour Hall polled 457 votes Robbins now completing his ear in office won reelection on luralities in the three Clear Lake recincts and one of the four rural precincts He carried Clear Lake by 979 to 615 for Buss and 362 fot Hall County voters also endorsed Re publican third district supervisor incumbent John Cahill by937 to Democrat Walter J They also voted strong Republi can for the senate and guberna torial candidates In the senate race Republican Tom Martin garnered to Democratic incumbent Guy M Gil lettes Gubernatorialwise Leo Hoegh Republican attorney general collected votes to Polk County Attorney Clyde M Herrings Reelected without opposition were Republican incumbents Ethel Ridgeway treasurer Mac Peak clerk of DistrictCourt Ber nice Tait recorder Elected for the first time although he held the position since Keith Raw resigned was Auditor Ward B Hammond who had no opposition Dr Joseph E Christopherson of Mason City running for the first time was unopposed for the office of county coroner He replaces Dr R E Smiley The overall vote was less than in the last offyear election By omparison votes were cast for sheriff in 1950 only this general election In Mason City fewer votes were cast than in any year since 1946 Unofficial returns show votes cast Tuesday in the city In the 3rd District Congress con est incumbent H R Gross of Waterloo defeated George Laub by majorityof o Following is the vote in Mason City by precincts comparedwith previouselections 1954 1952 1950 837 997 946 954 561 875 590 1 P 1 W 2 P 1 W IP 2 W 2 P 2 W IP 3 W 2P3 W P 4 W P 4 W 1948 988 674i H R GROSS BILL TATE Rep ELECTION RESULTS Total precincts Mar tin R Gillette D 1W Governor pets Hoegh R Herring D Lt Gov pets Elthon R Rawlings D 558 Seey of pets Syn horst R Davey pets Akers R Weddle D Treasurer pets Abra harmon R Haruen D pets Lovtland D Atty Genera I pets Countryman Rlum mer D Commerce Commission two pets Ropes R Tallman R D Vaughn D Supreme Court three elected pets Larson R Mulroney R Smith R D Messer D Shepherd D FOR CONGRESS 1st Dist 297 precincts of 297 Schwengel R OConnor 2nd Dist 347 precincts of 347 Talle R Austin D 099 3rd Dist 322 precincts of 322 Gross R 48077 Laub D 047 4th Dist 319 precincts of 321 LeCompte R Loveless D 1 5th 231 precincts of 231 Cunningham R Me Laughlin D 4th Dist 345 precincts of 344 Dolliver R Wilcox D 7th Dist 333 precincts of 333 Jensen R Carlson D 8th Dist 275 precincts of 284 Hoeven R Holland D 7 Governor Jobs Go to Democrats Harnman Wins in New York WASHINGTON UP D e m crats captured at least five an probably seven Republican gove norships Tuesday in a scries o election upsets that toppled long time GOP regimes in New Yor and Pennsylvania Besides New York and Pcnnsy vania Democrats defeated Ropu lican governors in Connecticu New Mexico and Colorado An they were waging winning battle for governor in Republicanhe Massachusetts and Minnesota Traditionally Republican Main elected a Democratic governor o Sept 13 Of the 33 governorships at s in Tuesdays balloting Dem cratic candidates captured 14 an were leading in live others GO candidates rode to victory in seve states and were ahead in seve others But no Republican wa ahead in a stato that now has Democratic governor Harriman Wins Averell Harnman millionah businessman and veteran aide i Democratic Presidents scored narrow victory over Sen Irving IV Ives R in1 New Yorks dramati ubernalorial r a c e Republican iave held the governorship for th ast 12 years But the margin was so close about votes in returns earl hat retiring Gov Thomas E Dewey ordered polic to guard all ballot boxes until th completion of a rccanvass Ives conceded defeat Tuesda night when Harriman had built u a substantial lead in early returns But the margin narrowed fast late and the recanvass ordered b Dewey could foreshadow a GO challenge Democrats struck gubernatoria paydirt in Pennsylvania for th rst lime in 16 years when Georg M Leader rode to victory ove loyd II Wood In Connecticut former Demo cratic Congressman Abraham A ilibicoff unsealed Republican Joh Davis Lodge As the counting continued fa nto the night the lead in Mas sachusetts passed back and fort between Republican Gov Christiai A Herter and Democratic Chal enger Robert F Murphy In Minnesota Democrat Orvill reeman a member of the libera wing of the parly clung to a lead ver Gov C Elmer Anderson who ocked Freeman by voles n 1952 Kohler Leads Another close one was in Wiscon in where Gov Walter J Kohler eld a slim lead over Democra Villiam Proxmire Kohler won ver Proxmire by votes two ears ago Two veteran Democratic gover ors ran up leads in their bids for nprecedentcd new ans G Mennen Williams for a ourth and Ohios Frank J Lauschc or a fifth Victory by either could ut them into the running for the emocratic presidential nomination n 1956 In Arizona former Senator Br est W McFarland who was Sen te Democratic leader before his efeat two years ago was leading ov Howard Pyle in a come ack drive Republicans now hold 29 gov rnorships but Democrat Edmund Muskie won the Maine governor lip in September Before this ears election Democrats con oiled 19 statehouses Six Repub can and eight Democratic gover ors were not up this year Johnson Wine In Colorado Democratic Sen dwin C Johnson who is retiring om Congress was an easy win er over Donald G Brotzman The emocrats scored another gain in ew Mexico with the victory of ohn P Simms Jr Republican Gov Goodwin J night was elected for a full term the office he inherited from hief Justice Earl Warren In aryland Gov Theodore R Afc eldin became the first Republican win t term defeating AVERELL HARRIMAN Triumph G MENNEN WILLIAMS Term Accident Near Burt Fatal to Bancroft Men Droesslcr 28 and Harold Droesslcr of A A Droesslcr Bancroft butch cr were killed at Wednesday when their car crashc nlo Ihe rear of a transport truck driven by Gordon J Noble 29 o harles City at a railroad iriler section north of Burl Sheriff Ralph W Lindhorst o ECossuth County said the transpor lad probably slowed clown for the racks and the young men coming rom ihe south failed lo stop in ime lo avoid Ihe rear end collision At ihe same lime a Iruck was coming from the north driven by Vcrnon Brecht 41 of St Paul his ruck clipping the Droessler car arrying it back for some distance nd overturning it in the ditch Neither truck driver was injured John W Schutter Algona Kos ulh County coroner was of the pinion that death was instantane us The bodies were taken to the arry Funeral Home at Bancroft Jimmy a brother of the Droes lers was killed in a somewhat imilar accident east of Algona ast April The mother of the boys fed in June this year Both George nd Harold were employed with heir father in the meat business t Bancroft There arc four sisters Dorothy t home Helen at the University of Visconsin Mrs James Oliver of Smmetsburg and Mrs George larron of Bancroft and two rothers John of Bancroft and Villiam of St Cloud Shellsburg Man Dies in Auto Accident SHELLSBURG W Charles L farther 32 Shellsburg was in ured fatally Tuesday when his car ollided with a county road main liner about miles north of ere Cordon and Case Ahead in States GOP May Get Thin Majority By The Associated Senate control the new Con gress where Democrats already are assured of a House margin of about 25 votes teetered in late elec tion returns Wednesday on the out come of hot races in New Jersey and Oregon From a record midterm outpour ing of votes Democrats h a d clinched 47 Senate scats Republi cans 4B GOP Sen Guy Cordon bidding for reelection was leading in Ore gon and Republican Clifford P Case had an edge in unofficial tab ulations in New Jersey Vote With Demos The GOP needed both seats for control If it came down to the New Jersey contest the issue could be left in doubt for days while dis puted votes were settled Gov Rob ert B Meyner warned election offi How They Stand Associated Press returns on 38 Senate contests at CST Wednesday showed Republicans elected 13 hold overs 33 total 46 Democrats elected 13 hold overs 24 total 47 Independents elected holdovers 1 1 Contests undecided Republican gains 3 in Colorado Iowa Ohio Democratic 3 a i n s 4 in Ken tucky Michigan Nevada Wy oming dais to safeguard and records pending all election canvassesand any subsequent pro Democrats could control the Sen ate with 48 votes because the lone independent Sen Morse of Oregon las said he will vote with them on organization For a time in the late tabula ions Senate Republicans clung to i hope they could win without New crsey as Rep Wesley DEwart gave a close run to veteran Demo cratic Sen James Murray in Mon ana But Murray pulled it out Republican Rep George Bender through in Ohio beating Sen rmer Maryland University presi ent Harry C Byrd GOP candidates also won in such epublican strongholds as Kansas ermont Nebraska and New ampshire In the Democratic outh Republican candidates were ounced in Texas Alabama and rkansas Three Democratic arvin Griffin in Georgia Leroy ollins in Florida and George B mmcrman in South ere unopposed j Thomas A Burke Former Sen Jo eph C OMahoney scored for the Democrats in Wyoming taking a eat the GOP held by appointment Sen Homer Ferguson chairman f the GOP policy committee was he partys victim in Michigan He vas opposed by Patrick V McNa riara With the reelection of Sen Lev rett Saltonstall Massachusetts Republican the GOP had elected 2 senators and with 33 holdovers lad 45 Democrats had elected 20 and with 24 holdovers had 44 Defeated Eisenhowers blessing for ican Joseph T Meek did not pre Meeks defeat by Democratic Icn Paul H Douglas in Illinois Neither did a presidential endorse ment keep Republican Rep Her ert B Warburton from being eaten by Democratic Sen Allen rear in Delaware But Republican Clifford P Case mosto f t e n endorsed candidate mong the Presidents favorites making it an unexpected horse ace against Democratic Rep harles R Howcll in the New Jer cy Senate contest Some Repub cans had attacked Case for being oo Republican Lt Gov Gordon Al ott who bore Eisenhowers bless ing upset the pollsters by defeat ing Democratic Former Rep John A Carroll in the Colorado Senate race Venerable Alben W Barkley the former Veep and sometimes called Mr took the measure of Rep Sen John Sher man Cooper in Kentucky for the Democrats first Senate gain In Nevada Alan Bible made it No 2 in Senate gains for the Dem ocrats defeating Republican Sen Ernest S Brown who had been appointed after the death of Dem ocratic Sen FatMcCarran ;