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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Of iHLSTORY AND ARCHIVES nuts i A VOU U Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Vires Five Cents a Copy MASON crry IOWA NOVEMBER 9 YANKSJAOTYIELDiNOHlUNE Demo Plurality inJJouse at Least 49 Seat EXACT SIZE TO BE DECIDED YET IN HOT RACES Democrats Assured of 55 Senate Seats With 5 Yet to Be Determined Washington returns from Tuesdays election Thursday delivered to the democrats a plur ality at least 49 members in the house building up the most impressive party gain in that body since the first Roosevelt victory in 1932 Democrats maintained firm con trol ol the senate Five hot unde cided contests obscured the exact size of its majority The democratic gain in the 435 member house apparently assured President Roosevelt an easier re lationship with this body where often in recent months republi cans and antiadministration dem ocrats have joined to control im portant legislation The late returns showed this house lineup Democrats 241 Republicans elected 119 Minor parties elected 2 Seats still in doubt 13 Four of the undecided house seats are in Missouri and will not be decided until Friday when ab sentee ballots are counted This contrasted with the pres ent hair line house division of 214 democrats 212 republicans and 4 minor party members There now are 5 vacancies due to death andresignations In when theneVy deal to 1crats BoUseseatsby almost 100 Having a total of 313 In 1935 theBum Tier was upped to 322 in 1937 to 333In 1939 the numberof demo cratic seats dropped to 262 in 1941 it increased by and declined again in 1943 to 222 The new congress with be much stronger democratic com plexion in the house convenes Jan 3 The old congress functions until that time Senate races being fought out right down the stretch in Mis souri Nevada New Jersey Ohio and Pennsylvania will determine whether senate democrats can sustain their strength of 58 mem bers Tuesdays elections already have assured them of 55 seats compared to a sure 35 to be held by republicans and one by a pro Here is the picture as final re turns are awaited Missouri Gov Forrest C Don nell republican led Democratic Attorney General Roy McKittrick by 3033 votes with 113 precincts unreported and service votes still to be counted They are vying lor the seat now held by Democrat Bennett C Clark knocked out in 1he primary Vice President Elect Truman will have to resign his own senate seat when he takes over his new office in January but election of a democratic gov ernor in Missouri assures that his appointed successor will be of the same political persuasion Nevada Senator Pal McCarran democrat pulled to a 3033 lead over Republican George WMa lone with only 49 precincts out A total vote of little more than 30 000 was anticipated from the sparsely settled state New Jersey Only 17 voting units remained to be heard from when H Alexander Smith repub lican counted a 29172 lead over Elmer H Wene democrat The in cumbent Arthur J Walsh demo crat an appointed member the senate did not run Ohio Robert A Taft the re publican incumbent was 22911 ahead of democrat William G Pickrel with 7 precincts missing Pennsylvania James J Davis republican member of the senate since 1930 was trailing democrat Francis J Myers by 13887 votes with 33 precincts not reported and the soldier vote still to be counted lowan Is Killed in Compicker Accident Clinton Elmer V Webb 31 Goose Lake farmer was killed in a corn picker accident Wed nesday evening on his farm He is survived by his widow and his parents Mr and Mrs Amzi Webb of Wyoming Iowa and 2 sisters Mrs Chris Steen of Clinton county and Mrs Joe Carber of Delmar Funeral arrangements have not been completed Election Results at a Glance By The Associated Press Presidential Roosevelt ahead in 35 states with 413 electoral votes Dewey in 13 with 128 Popular vote 118685 of 130 810 voting units Roosevelt 23 610587 Dewey 20743268 total vote 44353855 Senate Democrats elected 19 including Barkley Downey Wag ner Tydings Taylor McMahon Hayden Thomas Thomas Magmisoa and Lucas outside the solid south John Moses democrat beat Nye repub lican in North Dakota Republi cans elected 11 2 in Oregon and one each in Kansas Massachu setts New Hampshire South Da kota Vermont Iowa Indiana Wisconsin and Colorado Five seats undecided Republican Wil liam E Jenner wonin for term ending Jan 3 serve innew congress House Democrat elected 241 218 is and took 30 seats from republicans Republi cans elected 177 including 6 seats held by democrats and 2 by minor parties Minor parties elected 2 Undecided seats 15 Governors Democrats Indiana not to elected 14 Arizona Arkansas Florida Idaho Massachusetts Missouri New Mexico North Carolina Ohio Rhode Island Tennessee Texas Washington West Vir ginia democrat leading in Utah Republicans elected 17 Connecti cut Delaware Iowa Indiana Kansas Maine on Sept 11 Ne braska Illinois Michgian Min nesota South Dakota Montana New Hampshire North Dakota Colorado Wisconsin Fi R Apparently V r the basis of stillincomplete returns Mr Roosevelt carried 35 states with 413 electoral votes and Gov Thomas E Dewey 13 states with V0t Tuesda States which Mr Roosevelt had won or m which he is leading and the electoral votes of each Alabama 11 Arizona 4 Ar o llifornia 25 Connec 8 Delaware 3 Florida 8 Georgia 12 Idaho 4 Illinois 28 Kentucky 11 Louisiana 10 Maryland 8 Massachusetts 16 Mississippi 9 Mis Minnesota 11 souri 15 Montana 4 Nevada 3 New Hampshire 4 New Jersey New Mexico 4 New York 47 Worth Carolina 14 Oklahoma 10 Oregon 6 Pennsylvania 35 Rhode Island 4 South Carolina 8 Ten nessee 12 Texas 23 Utah 4 Vir ginia 11 Washington 8 West Vir ginia 8 States in the Dewey column Colorado 6Indiana 13 Iowa 10 Kansas 8 Maine 5 Michigan Nebraska 6 North Dakota 4 Ohio 2a South Dakota 4 Ver mont 3 Wisconsin 12 Wyoming 3 Dewey Wins Electoral Votes by Margin of 15310 C o I u m b u s O h i o Ihomas E Dewey defeated Pres ident Roosevelt by 15310 votes in Ohio final unofficial returns from the states 9306 polling places showed Thursday The final tabulation gave IT SSen Robert A Taff re publican defeated William G Pickrelof Dayton by 21947 on the bcsis of complete returns The count was Taft and Pickrel 1472089 1494036 Mayor Frank J Lausche of Cleveland defeated James Gar field Stewart ot Cincinnati by 108436 votes for governor from all 9036 polling Places gave Lausche a democrat Io9ola2 and Stewart 1485716 2 Die at Sac City as Result of Injuries City persons died here Wednesday night of injuries suffered in automobile accidents Darius Paul 55 a carpenter succumbed to injuries suffered 24 hours earlier when the auto in Which he was riding was struck by a North Western passenger train at a Sac City crossing Mrs Clark Eaton 45 was killed when the car in which she was ndmg and an auto driven by Clar ence M Wolfs 36 collided a mile easttot here Wolfs was hospital ized with broken ribs and other in juries 413 ELECTORAL VOTES FOR FR NOW INDICATED Presidents Popular Vote Margin Smallest Since That of 1916 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Roosevelts 4th term victory sweeping in the electoral vote was won by the smallest popular vote margin since 1916 the nearly complete returns in dicated Thursday With 44353855 votes reported the presidents edge over Gov Thomas E Dewey stood at 2867 319 Hoosevelt 23610587 and Dewey 20743268 The president was leading in states with 413 electoral votes and Dewey in states with 118 but where Michigans 19 votes even tually would wind up was in doubt although Dewey held a slight lead Four years ago the president won by 4938711 over Wendell L Willkie in a total popular vote of 49815312 In 1936 he defeated Alt Landon by over 10000000 and in 1932 won from Herbert Hoover by more than 7000000 Hoovers margin over Al Smith in 1928 exceeded 6000000 Calvin Coolidge won over John W Davis in 1924 by more than 7000000 and Warren G Harding defeated James Cox in 1920 by more than 7000000 Woodrow Wilsons margin over Charles E Hughes in 1916 was only 591385 Swept intooffice alone with the president was a strengthened democratic majority in the house 0tf of late returnsYTthe democrats held a plurality of at least 49 seats with 13 contests stfH undecided By contrast the democratic margin over the re publicans in the present house is only two seats with minor party members holding t and 5 vacan cies With 5 senate contests unde cided the democrats seemed as sured of maintaining at least their present strength Meantime the nation bound up its election wounds and settled down to a letsgetonwiththe war attitude Let us unite to win the war and to achieve a lasting peace was the solemn request of Mr Roosevelt as he prepared to return to Washington from Hyde Park This was the attitude too of Dewey Mr Roosevelts vole of confi dence will still be fresh as he heads into an expected talk before Christmas Churchill with Stalin and Democrats elected 19 senators to give them 55 seats in the 96man senate which must approve peace treaties by a twothirds vote The republicans added 11 to their 24 holdovers Five contests remain for later counts to settle definite ly One seat is held by a progres sive Late returns showed that demo crats unseated republican gover nors in Ohio Massachusetts Mis souri Idaho and Washington while the republicans captured governors chairs from their op position in Indiana and North Da kota Left in doubt possibly until next week by when all the states service vote will be counted was the Utah governorship It was a neck and neck race by Democrat Incumbent Herbert Maw and Re publican J Bracken Lee Governor Dewey of New York who philosophically accepted his defeat for the presidency could take pride in the fact that the in dicated popular vote margin by which he lost is the smallest in 28 years He made plans for a vacation in Georgia a state which inci dentally almost doubled its repub lican vote over 1940 Indeed the southern republican vote in creased sufficiently to start New Orleans partisans to start talking of a strong 2party system in Louisiana There no bitterness nor any sign of sullcnness on the part of Dewey as he said farewell to the reporters who traveled with him the country over in his cam paign v And the postelection quiet brought amity between Republi can Chairman Brownell and Dem ocratic Chairman Hanncgan who had tossed many a rough word back and forth As for Senator Harry S Tru man who will become vice presi dent nextJan 20 he set as his goal To develop a warm friend ship between the white house and capitol hill YANKS GERMANS WORK MINES German miners working m a coal mine operated under American super vision near conquered Aachen receive instructions from Harry Levitanof San Francisco as they go off shift The Germans must go straight to their homes and report back for work in the morning German side of the mine is on the other side of the battle line and is operated wholly by the nazis DEWEY LEAD IN MICHIGAN GUT BULLETIN Detroit revisions in the first 12 of 89 Wayne county Detroit precincts being re checked by theboard of canvas sers sentPresident iRoosevelt into the lead Jotthefirst time late in Uie racer tor Michi gans 19 electoral votes Detroit recheck of 81 Wayne county precincts by the board of canvassers indicated Thursday Gov Thomas E Dewey s lead over President Roosevelt for Michigans 19 electoral votes had been slashed to 1657 votes The county board canvassers checking what they said were previously uncounted presidential votes in the 81 precincts an nounced the tally showed 31432 votes for President Roosevelt 17 998 for Dewey Adding these to previous un officially tabulated Michigan re turns the revised total would be Roosevelt Dewey 1047 046 Thirteen other Wayne county precincts remained to be checked by the canvassers at a meeting Friday Basing his prediction on nor mally heavy democratic majorities in these missing precincts inDe troit and environs E Cyril Bevan democratic national committee man from Michigan forecast that they would tip the state the Roosevelt column possibly by less than 5000 votes The Wayne Detroit precincts being rechecked Thursday and Friday were those in which inexperienced election workers 14 Is Investigated Salem Mass fP The sex slaying of 14 year old Rose Marie LaCombe Salem high school sophomore whose body was found Wednesday 50 yards from the school athletic field was under investigation of city and authorities Thursday county District Attorney Hugh A Cregg saia that tte slaying was thework of av sex fiend The girl had been assaulted he addedand apparently an effort had been made to strangle her with her own scarf A medical examiner said that the girls skull had been fractured almost from ear to ear She had been missing since Sunday night Weather Report FORECAST aiason City Clearing and colder Thursday night Friday fair and continued cool Iowa Clearing and cooler Thurs day night with near freezing temperatures f riday increasing cloudiness and rising tempera tures Fresl light Friday winds becoming snnnn rlost an estimated YEAR AGO Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and a little cooler Thursday night with occasional light rain or drizzle northeast portion Friday mostly cloudy with light drizzle northeast in forenoon slowly rising temperature south winds diminishing late Thurs day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 51 Min Wednesday night 37 At 8 a m Thursday 37 Rain 04 inch r nt iT 6S the Presidential totals by neglecting or failing to consolidate their tally sheets Maximum Minimum Prec IpitSion IN big British bastion at Hertogen to permit a Dutch civilian to carry S lirei 5he streetGermans fought bitterly to defend this town before they were driven out by the CHURCHILL ITS TIME FOR TALK BY BIG 3 CHIEFS Declares Prospects for Such Parley Improved by U S Elections London Prime Minister Churchill declared Thursday it is high time we had another triple conference of himself President Roosevelt and Marshal Stalin Such a meeting he said at the lord mayors luncheon might easily bridge the sufferings ot mankind and stop the fearful pro cess of destruction which is now ravaging the earth The prospects of such a meet ing Churchill said have been vastly improved by the results of the the presidential elections in United States Pausing while the audience ap plauded Churchill added And for which we waited so breathlessly on Tuesday last His auditors also applauded when he declared that Marshal Montgomery had opened the Schelde estuary to the great Bel gian port of Antwerp This he said put Antwerp at the disposal of the northern flank the allied armies which will presently move into Germany for the final strug The operation cost heavy British and Canadian casualties however he added When I was here last year I appealed to the British and Ameri can public to be very careful that election year did not in any way ruffle the goodwill that existed throughout the Englishspeaking world andwiichwas jp great an aid to pur armies the prime min ister recalled is certainly remarkable that all this turmoil of the United States election should have been carried through without any dis turbing of the ancient rootheaten threadbare controversies which are to be found in the history books between Great Britain and her American kinsmen now broth ers in arms We must he very careful our selves to avoid mixing ourselves up in American political affairs I offer my thanks to parliament press and to public men of all parties and no parties perhaps especially to them for the care and restraint which have made all potential indiscretions die upon their lips Churchill praised Gov Thomas E Dewey for sportsmanship in defeat saying What a model this would be to those states where political differences are not solvable by word or vote where the question of who is to be in and who is to be out may be one of life and death to be settled by violence and intrigue and where there may be but a short gap between being the ruler and being the victim Bescribine air attacks upon Germany the prime minister as serted we have not suffered one tenth and we shall not suffer onetenth of what is beins meted out to those who first started and developed this cruel and merci less form of attack He said no one could be blamed for hoping that victory would come to the allies and peace to Europe in 1945 provided he does not slacken his or her efforts for a moment Churchill expressed great joy that his cooperation with Presi dent Roosevelt would be contin ued These arc months profounds interwoven with the future ot both our countries he said and also we trust that the future as sociation ot our 2 countries will be interwoven with the peace and progress of the whole world Reds Massing Men Supplies on East Front London German high command said Thursday the Rus sians had crossed the Danube at Apatin in northern Yugoslavia 15 miles south of the Hungarian bor der and 125 miles south of Buda pest and a battle is still racing there The broadcast communique said the Russians had penetrated that part of Apatin which is on the west bank The Russians were reported massine men and materials alone the eastern front for the deci sive action against the vital cen ters of Germany promised by Premier Stalin A brief soviet communique dis missed developments by noting no essential changes at the front but the German radio in a portentous tone described the comparative quiet as the calm before the storm Besieged and strifetorn Buda pest was considered the most likely target for a fresh and heav ier assault The Berlin radio re ported new concentrations of so viet tanks in the outskirts of the Hungarian capital The Russian drive on the city over the plains from the Tisza river slowed perceptibly 2 days ago in the face of desperate Ger man and Hungarian resistance and heavy rains which interfered with operations southeast of the capital Red army spearheads have been reported in the northern and southeastern suburbs of Budapest and a flanking armored column apparently is about 12 miles north of the city Another quick ad vance alone the Danube river valley in that sector was reported Wednesday night by the Morocco radio Continental broadcasts told of open revolt inside Budapest The Paris radio said street fighting took place in Pest on the east bank of the Danube and de clared some Hungarian soldiers worksirs had gone io the forces The Brussels radio quoted neutral sources as reporting that soviet artillery had been installed in Pest Moscow has at no time how ever confirmed that soviet troops actually are inside the capital New blows also were expected against the 30 battered German divisions reported trapped in western Latvia beyond the Baltic port of Liepaja East Prussia which is expected to be a theater of violent battle this winter was the scene of lo calized fighting along the Niemen river Wednesday VOTED IN AAIBULANCE Houston Texas iP Charley Thompson 90 recovering from pneumonia left his hospital bed andwas driven to the polls Elec tion clerks took out his ballot al lowed him to vote in the ambu lance MASON CITYAN FATALLY HURT Fred Peterson Dies in Albert Lea Hospital Fred Peterson of Mason City died in an Albert Lea Minn hospital at 4 oclock Thursday morning of injuries received when his car collided headon with a semitrailer truck on high way 65 i miles south of Albert Lea Sheriff Elmer Wulft of Free born county said Peterson was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident which happened about 2 a m The truck was driven by Fred Brunk Des Moines Peterson suffered head and chest injuries and a broken leg but was conscious when the sheriff arrived He said he was single and that his home was in Mason City according to Wulff No information about Peterson was available here immediately CHIANG CONGRATULATES Chunrkinfr President Chiang XaiShek messaged Presi dent Roosevelt Thursday that his reelection was a welcome guar antee of final victory and an au gury for closer ChineseU S re lations 2DAY CELEBRATION Managua Nicaraguan government declared a 2day holi day Thursday to celebrate the vc election of President Roosevelt Output Stops Some Call It Horseplay Others Politics union termed a lne Ford spokesman said 8 United Automobile Workers CIO build i rsrtiv sxsssfa the 2nd shift tha line employes walked suspended but production was restored on s 1300 BOMBERS BLAST GERMAN FRONT POSITION Pattons 3rd Army Attacks Along 50 Mile Snowy Line f London Gen George Pattons 3rd army infantry abbed into a yielding nazi line at 4 places along a snowy 50 mile front Thursday in an attack slip ported by 1300 U S heavy bomb ers which laid a CARPET OF EX PLOSIVES on front line enemy positions in the Metz area i The 3rd army chieftain threw in 3 more American divisions in She move toward the Rhine doubl ing the force employed in the jumpoff attack Wednesday and extended his operations to the north of the fortress city as well as to the south Berlins radio commentators de clared Patton striking from just oelow the Luxembourg border to the RhineMarrie canal east of Mancy was signalling the prelude to the big offensive aimed at bursting open the historic gate to the Palatinate which was chosen by Napoleon as the march ing route for his battalions and regiments The Fortresses and Liberators timing their blow at midmorning synchronized their attack with hundreds of divebombers which hit the same area and swept to unusually low levels to pinpoint their targets It was one of the few times the heavy bombers have flown against tactical targets in this theater A notable previous strike was in the St L6 breakthrough in Normandy in July Pilots said snow blanketed many of tile battle areas Front line dispatches said Pat ton sent 2 divisions into action north of Metz Thursday morning and that fresh progress hadbeen made Jri the area of Berg ust below the Luxembourg border A 3rd division joined the 3 which attacked south of the city Wed nesday on a 25mile front and gained up to 3 miles At least IB villages were cap tured in the combined advance of the 3rd and 7lh armies with 2 3rd army corps the 12th and 20th in action Several the villages had been previously captured however and relinquished in the face of counterattacks South of Metz the attack spread all the way from Cheminot 10 miles south of Metz and 4 miles east ot the Moselle to the Cha teauSalins area where the doughboys hammered a miledeep wedge north of the RhineMarne canal at a point 20 miles cast of Nancy and an equal distance west of Sarrebourg The Germans said the Ameri cans are making feverish prepara tions for a new offensive in the Aachen region also and were seeking to eliminate German ar tillery observation posts by drop ping smoke canisters on them Ar tillery fire was intensified on both sides the Germans said In Holland where the first snow of the season fell Wednes day night Field Marshal Sir Bernard L Montgomerys 21st army group had seized all oE Walcheren island at the mouth ot the Schelde except a tiny pocket around the villages of Buttinge and St Laurens 2 mites north west of Middelburg This pocket was isolated from the coast South of the Maas Meuse Poles had blown their way through the concrete defenses around the southern end of the Moerdijk bridges and were at tacking an enemy bridgehead IVi mile long and threefourths of s mile deep The V S 1st army was slowly gaining some of the ground lost this week southeast of Aachen to strong German counterattacks The allied communique said the Americans were advancing slowly against heavy enemy pres sure in the area south of Vosse nack and soutrrvest of the town ot Hurtgen against very heavy resistance West of Schmidt which the 1st army reached before being thrown back enemy pockets are being mopped up the announcement said The 3rd army divisions which attacked Thursday morning near Metz made minor gains Opposi tion ranged from light to moder ate The 19th division crossed the Moselle river in 2 places north of Metz Another fresh division still unidentified in dispatches estab lished a bridgehead over a Mo selle tributary also above the city The 5th division pushed across the Seille river and occupied the town of Cheminot 10 miles due south of Metz and 5 miles north east of PontaMousson on the Moselle which was captured by the Americans recently after ser cra unsuccessful attempts Bclow the 3rd army xonc Lf ;