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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ARCHIVES CCS M 0 IN S I A VOL LI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Prcn and United Press Full Leased Vint Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8 1944 of Tiro SectionsSection No 2g F R VICTOR MARGIN WIDENS GOP Sweeps Iowa WIN ALL STATE AND CONGRESS POSTS IN RACE Hickenlooper Elected Senator After Gillette Received Early Lead FIGURES ON PAGE 2 Des 3Ioines remain ed true to its republican tradi tion Tuesday by sweeping into office EVERY G O P nominee for stalehouse and congressional pest and giving its 10 electoral votes by a comfortable margin to Thomas E Dewey the partys de feated presidential candidate Seventeen of the republican nominees for the 21 top offices never were behind and the 4 dem ocratic candidates who led in early returns fell behind before the count reached the halfway mark To expert political observers the 2 highlights of the voting were the surprising strength of Presi dent Roosevelt and the way Sena tor Guy M Gillette democrat seeking his 2nd full term popped into the lead over Gov B B Hickenlooper several times dur ing the early returns In the early returns Hicfcenloop er was behind in his home county ol Linn but the unofficial final results gave him a margin in the county of 1000 votesiThe victory offier step upwardin the political career the 48 year old governor began iii 1935 when he was elect ed state representative The Ce dar Rapids lawyer was elected governor 2 years ago Although Dewey always was ahead of Roosevelt in the Iowa returns his final margin was ex pected to be under the 53570 votes by which Wendell Willkie carried the state 4 years ago President Roosevelt was only a lew thou sand behind in the early returns One of the widest victory mar gins went to Lt Gov Robert D Blue 46 year old Eagle Grove at iorney who defeated former State Supreme Court Justice Richard F Mitchell of Fort Dodge for gov ernor The unofficial returns appeared to bear out preelection predic tions that the total vote would approach 1000000 the lowest in a presidential year since 1924 The alltime record vote was 1215430 cast 4 years ago Three of the 8 democratic can didates for congress were ahead briefly during the early returns They were W D Kearney in the 3rd district Harold J Fleck in the 4th and Lester S Gillette in the 8th Seven of the 8 victorious re publican representatives were in cumbents The only newcomer to the delegation is James I Dolli ver of Fort Dodge who defeated Hep Fred C Gilchrist in the June primary in the 6th district The other winning congressmen were First district Thomas E Martin Iowa City 2nd Henry O Tallc Decorah 3rd John W Gwynne Waterloo 4th Karl M LeCompte Corydon 5th Paul Cunningham Des Moines 7th Ben F Jensen Exira and 8th Charles B Hoeven Alton Heavy Democratic Vote Returns Phalen and Mason Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night Low est temperature at Mason City 32 Thursday fair and colder Fresh winds Iowa Cloudy windy and cooler Thursday Occasional light rain or drizzle extreme north portion Wednesday night Tuesdays high 65 at Council Bluffs Tues day nights low 42 at Cherokee and Sioux City Minnesota Rain north and oc casional light rain or drizzle south portion Wednesday night followed by occasional rain or drizze north arid cloudy south portion Thursday Colder south and east portions fresh winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 57 Minimum Tuesday night 43 At 8 a m Wednesday 47 Rain Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum 27 Precipitation 3g Snowfall inches TEVI PHALEN Reelected Sheriff M L LARRY MASON His Vote Largest E R STEINBERG Reelected Supervisor DR H KRUEGER Withstood Tide Nazis Send Leaflets on Roosevelt Election With American Forces in Ger many Germans took note of the U S presidential elec tion Tuesday by bombarding American lines in this sector with shells containing propaganda leaf lets bearing the slogan Jews Govern Suckers Fight Vote For Roosevelts Hebrew Might1 Steinberg ReElected Krueger Winner by Narrow Margin A heavy democratic vote in Cer vo Gordo county returned to office Sheriff Tim Phalen County At torney M L Mason and Super visor E R Steinberg in Tuesdays general election Withstanding the democratic tide by a narrow margin of 186 votes was Dr H C Krueger of Clear Lake republican nominee for state representative from Cerro Gordo county Until the last precinct came in at 2 a m Wednesday morning the representative race was in doubt with Walter B Pedelty of Mason City crowding and sometimes passing his opponent The final un official vote was Dr Krueger 8 641 Pedelty 8455 Heavy support for both the sheriff and the county attorney in the Mason City precincts trans ferred neck and neck races for the 2 in the remainder of the county to large pluralities The county attorney was re elected over his republican oppo nent Charles M Groman by a vote of 9682 to 7505 Masons vote was the largest in the county among contested candidates Phalen was sent back to the sheriffs office for another 2 years by a vote of 9618 to 7738 for the republican nominee Jesse Buttle man of Clear Lake Cerro Gordo H Knudson presentstate tentative a substantial piur alitj in Ws successful race for the state senatorship from the 43re district comprising Cerro Gordo Hancock and Franklin counties Knudson thu republican nominee received a Cerro Gordo county vote of 8838 to 8273 for the demo cratic nominee Fred J Faullbs of Franklin county President Roosevelt again car ried Cerro Gordo county by a vote 9084 to 8311 compared to 10849 to 9714 for Wendell Willkie in 1940 Senator Guy M Gillettes vote in the county however out stripped that of the president He received 9102 to B231 for Gov B B Hickenlooper in the race for United States senator Contrary to the vote for most the state offices Cerro Gordo county gave Robert D Blue of Wright county republican nom inee for governor a plurality He received 8705 to 8498 for Richard Mitchell democratic nominee On the other hand Democratic Oscar Johnson of Kanawha got a vote of 8656 as against 8404 for K A Evans republican in the vote for lieutenant governor in this county W L Bliss received the indorse ment of his home community in his race for return to the Iowa supreme court bench receiving 8900 votes to 8389 for Oscar Hale and 8408 for Frederick Miller re publicans and 8132 for John A Graham 8476 for William R Hart and 8396 for Gibson C Holliday in the democratic column W D Kearney democratic nominee for 3rd district represen tative in congress carried the county 8551 to 8454 for the in cumbent John W Gwynne re publican In the race for commerce com missioner Cerro Gordo county re turned a heavy vote for Carl Reed of Cresco republican who re ceived 8555 compared with 8 381 for James M Bell democratic nominee The vote in this county for other state officers was For secretary state Wayne M Ropes republican 8666 Gen evieve Nichols democrat 8413 For auditor of state Chet B Akers republican 8483 Peter J Kies democrat 8509 For treasurer of stale J M Grimes republican 8474 James V Curran democrat 8527 For secretary of agriculture Marry D Linn republican 8669 Arch F McGreevy 8318 For attorney general John M Rankin 8506 Harry Garrett democrat 8460 Reelected to office without op Josition in Tuesdays general elec ion were Arthur Harris auditor L Raymond treasurer S H MacPeak clerk of the district court and Lola Mason county re corder all republicans Also reelected without opposi tion was Supervisor R rj Rob bins Clear Lake republican The election also brought about he reelection of 2 district judges and the election of a 3rd to ill a vacancy Tom Boynton of Winne DEMOS CLINCH SENATE WIDEN HOUSECONTROL Administration Gets SteppedUp Power in Treaty Peace Plans BULLETIN Washington Democrats clinched a numerical majority of the 435 house seats Wednesday as the 219th candidate running un der that party label was elected At the same time republicans elected 127 members and minor parties Z leaving 87 contests un decided Washington fl Democrats strengthened their hold on con gress Wednesday and swept into defeat Sen Gerald P Nye of North Dakota and Rep Hamilton Fish of New York bitter Roose velt critics oftassailed by admin istration leaders as isolationists Nye conceded defeat by Demo cratic Gov John Moses several hours after a similar acknowl edgementby Hep Fish one of the most outspoken opponents of the president in the house Fish fetl before Augustus W Bennet Smashing republican predic tions that the administration would lose control of both houses u iMariy racesl remained under elded With 11 senate races still to be decided democrats counted 51 certain seats compared with 58 they hold now The republicans tallied up 32 counting holdovers against a present 37 The senates lone minor party member was not up for election In the house early afternoon to tals showed 211 democrats elected democratic 119 republicans Eleven incumbent senators already had been re turned George of Georgia Over ton of Louisiana Hill of Alabama Pepper of Florida Majority Lead er Barkley of Kentucky Thomas of Oklahoma Tydings of Mary land Hay den of Arizona Thomas of Utah Wagner of New York and Lucas of Illinois New democratic senatorselect included J William Fulbright of Arkansas Olin D Johnston of South Carolina Clyde K Hoey of North Carolina and Brieu Mc Atahon of Connecticut who upset Republican Senator Mead Dana her The republicans unseated a democrat too Sen Guy M Gil w vj wjr vrii oeiiaie uarK lette of Iowa who fell to that ley of Kentucky zipped in as the Ctnfrtp T3 J states governor Bourke B Hick enlooper Other republicans win ning senate places were Aiken of Vermont Reed of Kansas Morse and Cordon of Oregon Gurney of South Dakota Millifen of Colo rado and Wiley of Wisconsin Rep Hamilton Fish New York republican who fought President Roosevelts prewar foreign poli cy was knocked out by Augustus W Bennet Clare Boothe Luce of Connecticut attractive blond thorn in the administrations side slipped through to victory despite a frantic democratic attempt to unseat her The 79th congress thus will keep its date wilh destiny next January predominantly demo cratic The presidents intimates in the senate can route important international committments per haps even the final peace treaty through the legislative machinery With election returns drifting in like a paper blizzard the demo cratic party clinched a mathemat Roosevelt waves to Hyde Park neighbors terminatingtorchlight parade to Roosevelt home late Tuesday night Behind president is Mrs John Boet tinger and Mrs Roosevelt at right Associated Press wire photo Kayenay irtaiymaKr ing appointinentcbrifirming seiP ate long before dawn Democrats had won 14 house seats heretofore held by repub A fresh charge of democratic power likewise gives the admin istration a steppedup voltage in the other chamber Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas scooted in without opposition and RepRamspeck of Georgiu the democratic whip won handily On the other hand Congresswoman Playwright Clare Boothe Luce traded pointed glares with Mr Roosevelt and bobbed up o win ner in the 4th Connecticut dis The reelection of Senator Bob Wagner DN Y made nu merical democratic superiority in the upcoming senate a certainty Before that the solid south had returned Senators George of Georgia Overton of Louisiana and Hill of Alabama and named Olin D Johnston of South Carolina Clyde R Hoey of North Carolina and J William Fulbright of Ar kansas to other democratic seats Senate Majority Bark bago county and M H Kepler Worth county both republicans ing candidate This too was the situation with William P Butler of Vlason City who was elected to he judgeship to complete a term to which he was appointed by the governor The total vote by precincts in Mason City was unofficially re xrled as follows compared with 1944 1252 1291 J586 1219 1399 1398 1159 he vote 4 years ago Precinct 1949 IP IW 1F566 2 P 1 W P 2 W 2 P 2 W P 3 W 2 P 3 W 1 P 4 W 2 P 4 W J443 2084 1418 1457 1725 1394 1291 democratic current swept up through the border states TMillard Tydings of Maryland and Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma followed in shortly thereafter Senators Hay dcn DAriz and Thomas D 2 other administration firststringers also won The republicans meanwhile the most of their strength in the were making demonstrated midwest and New England to in sure the safe return Senator Aiken of Vermont Reed Kansas and Gurney of South Da kota Oregon voters okayed 2 re publican senators Wayne L Morse who succeeds Rufus Hoi man of the same party and Guy Cordon who will continue to fill out the unexpircd term of the late Charles L McNary STATE SENATOR Carries All 3 Counties in Election Herman M Knudson of Mason City state representative from Cerro Gordo county was elected state senator from the 43rd sena torial district in Tuesdays general election The Mason Cityan who was the republican nominee for the sena torial office carried all 3 counties in the 43rd Cerro Gordo Franklin and by a total vote of 14898 to 12749 for Fred J Paullusof Franklin county on the basis of unofficial returns Franklin Hancock Cerro Gordo Knudson 2744 3316 8838 Total 11898 Faullus 2543 1933 8273 12749 KNUDSON Manly Landowner Purchases Montana Ranch for Oswald Strand Closes Deal for 25000 Acres 1350 Head of Cattle Strand of Man ly owner of the Strand stock sales yards and heavy landowner in Worth county closed a deal with the Osnes Livestock company of Great Falls Mont for a 25000 acre ranch and 1350 head of cattle with possession as of Nov 1 the transaction involving up wards of 5250000 The ranch located 14 miles north of Geyser on Cottonivood creek is one of the largest opcr 964ations of its kind in north central TOTAL 12379 Montana 102681 The new investment for Mr Strand included all holdings and stock of tht ranch which was es tablished more than 50 years ago by the late Ole G Osnes Stock holders are W P Sullivan of Square Butte E F Gait Roy Glover R S Currell and N S Swanson all of Great Falls Mr Strand has owned and op erated one of the largest stock sales yards in the state of Iowa at Manly for a number of years employing a large force of men He has purchased large numbers of carloads of feeders from west ern states shipped them to Manly fattened and resold them Mr Strand has not announced his plans concerning the manage ment of his new investment MICHIGANOHIO NEW JERSEY IN DOUBT IN VOTE Presidents Electoral Count Is 407 to 124 for GOP Nominee BULLETIN Portland Ore W President Koosevelt iveiit into the lead Wednesday for the first time in the race for Oregons 6 electoral votes with 1116 of 1829 precincts giving him 128686 voles to 125 617 for Governor Dewey By The Associated Press New Jersey bounced back into the democratic column Wednesday after noon after briefly yield ing Gov Thomas E Dewey a narrow lead Further substantial boosts in President Roose velts heavy electoral ma jority appeared possible The outcome in Ohio and Michigan was most uncertain Dewey w a s leading in each state by several thousand tallies but thousands morewere uncounted and the Dewey leads were shrinking 16 ijad a total indicated electoral count of 407 and Dewey sank back to 124 after having held Other late returns expanded the Roosevelt lead and generally strengthened the democratic partys position in congress Ample working majorities in both houses appeared asssured A mixup at Detroit blamed by officials on inexperienced election workers resulting in losing 50 000 votes in about 100 precincts A special canvass will have to be made and the stales electoral votes appeared certain to remain in doubt until that is done Thurs day Associated Press returns p C W Wednesday from 102660 of the countrys 130310 voting units showed the popular vote Roosevelt 20965595 Dewed 18343597 Total 39208992 These late counts grew from a tremendous outpour ing of voters taking part in the nations first wartime election since 1864 Even without Michigan 19 electoral votes and Ohio 25 the presidents electoral vote margin over Gov Thomas E Dewey stood at 407 to 124 on the basis of leads in 34 states At one stage Dewey had a lead of over 133000 in the contest for Michigans 19 electoral votes But Wayne county cut into this steadily and by midmorning it had dropped to about 50000 The republican candidates Ohio lead was less than 6000 To he millions who voted with him in the republicans losing fight under the battle cry of Its Time For a Chansc went Dcwcys lhanks and his expressed confidence hat nil will join in the hope that providence will iruide Mr Roosevelt and the na tion to peace The victory vole with which the democracys majority stamped approval on Mr Roosevelts con duct of the war thus far sweep ing as it was still was less than the one he gained in his 3rd term bid 4 years ago Then Wendell L Willkie car ried 10 states with 82 electoral votes Dewey led ir these plus Ohio Oregon Wisconsin and Wy oming It was a late switchover by New Jersey which sent Mr Roose velts electoral figure to 407 Only 266 were needed to win Along with the presidential vic tory democrats made sharp in roads in the republican house membership which has been so close to a majority lately that the administration ran into trouble on oill after bill Further as most had expected the democrats clinched their majority in the F R Leading in Slates With 407 Electoral Votes Associated Press returns at p m C W with the vote far from complete showed Roosevelt leading in states hav ing a electoral votes as follows Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota Missis sippi Missouri Montana Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico NewYork North Caro lina Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Jsland South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Washington West Virginia Dewey was leading in states with an aggregate electoral vote of 124 as follows Colorado Indiana Iowa Kan sas Maine Michigan Nebraska North Dakota Ohio Oregon South Dakota Vermont Wiscon sin Wyoming senate which must pass on peace and other treaties Never before have foreign na tions displayed so much interest in an American in dications at Washington were that a RooseveltStalinChurchill meeting will come at an early date London newspapers bannered the election result editorials hailed it The Berlin radio com mented sourly that the Dewey vote indicated Roosevelts foreign policy is worrying wide circles of the American people Roosevelts margin over his re publican opponent this time was such as to erase the preelection uncertainty over the service vote This bad arisen from the fact that 11 states counted these ballots late Not a m CWT did Gov Thoirias E Dewey concede thatrhehad been added to the list of thosewho havechallenged1 the champ and Jost The York governor who fought Mr Roosevelt stienuously in the nations firstwartime elec tion a presidentin 18 years said am confident that all Ameri cans will join jne in the hope that Divine Providence will guide and protect the president of the United States Mr Roosevelt who stayed up until a m CWT at his Hyde Park home telegraphed Dewey his thanks In a mighty outpouring of votes cast in an orderly manner by a people who prided themselves on elections as usual the tide had swept steadily toward the 62 year old president With Mr Roosevelt ol course went Vice Presidential Nominee Harry S Truman who 10 years ago was an obscure county judge in Missouri Senator Truman called Deweys statement grand saying at Kan sas City that it is our duty now o uphold his good wishes and win the war and win the peace Gov John W Bricker of Ohio who campaigned harder than any other man in his capacity as No 2 on the republican ticket said at Columbus that he joined in Dew eys statement I congratulate the winners and shall do all 1 can to aid in the war effort and making our country stronger and better said Bricker In the house where Rep Ham lion Fish R N Y was num bered among the voters rejects at least 14 republican seats fell to the democrats Had Fish been reelected and lad the republicans won a major ity to organize the house he vould have become chairman of hc rules democrats had said in the cam jaicn would hurt prospects of In ternational collaboration o insure Peace This to end the war ind how to assure a peace that wont fall apart every 25 years or been the predominant one Both Mr Roosevelt and Gov Dewey campaigned on the promise that they would work with other nations to make sure that this war is the last war But there was a difference of opinion as to which could do this best Among those who doubted Dewey was the man was Senator Joseph H Ball of Minnesota who bolted the republican presidential ticket to support Mr Roosevelt In a brief talk to party workers Dewey spoke national unity saying that the campaign he and they waged helped the country I think we have made a fight ing contribution toward the unity of our country toward the war effort and the peace to come he said Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy if v ;