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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper VOL ft MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Tht newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors I1 MiloMl Full Wlm MASN CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9 1WO Coiwlsts oe Two SeetlowSectton Ont HOME EDITION1 UftlUd Prtii Dramatic ending to election Nixon con ced es to Sen Jack Kennedy NEW FIRST FAMILY President elect John F Kennedy marked time Wednesday at the family home in Hy annis Port Mass as he waited for Vice President Nixon to officially con AP Photofax cede defeat At left Kennedy 43 holds his daughter Caroline 3 At right Mrs Kennedy 31 strolls happily along the shoreline Shes expecting a baby in three weeks FROM OUB WIRE SERVICES John F Kennedy clinched one of the closest presidential elec tions in US history Wednesday and promptly set in motion ma chinery for an orderly change of administration in the capital The 43yearold Massachusetts senator youngest man and first Catholic ever to win the White House called on Americans for a supreme national effort to move safely ahead in the 1960s Vice President Richard Nixon conceding defeat as sured Kennedy by telegram that you have united support of air Americans as you lead this nation in the cause of peace and freedom during the next four years President Eisenhower also sent the victor a telegram of congratulations and said he would make proposals later for a smooth transition of the af fairs of state from the Repub licans to the Democrats Jan 20 In his victory statement at Hyannis Port Mass Kennedy said that within 24 hours he would arrange for liaison with the outgoing administration to accomplish this transfer of re sponsibility After making his brief vic tory statement Kennedy looked at his wife by his side on the flagdraped stage at the Hyani nis Port Armory and said And now my wife and I prepare for a new administration and for a new baby His wife Jackie blushed noticeably and blinked into the glaring movie and tele vision lights His father Joseph P Ken nedy who was not seen in pub lic during the presidential cam paign stood proudly at his sons side while the PresidentElect spoke Kennedys mother unusually youthful looking in stylish red wool dress and double strand of pearls also fllnked the elec tion winner along with his brothers sisters and inlaws Kennedy in responding brief ly to questions said he did not expect to have anything to say on appointments in his new ad ministration until Thanksgiving or later Kennedy won the presidency with a suspenseladen photo fin ish in an election which saw Americans swarming to the polls in recordsmashing num bers He assumed a precarious lead in the early evening of Tuesday but not until Wednesday when California with 32 electoral votes was counted for him did he have victory sewed up Min nesota also came along with 11 electoral votes that added to his alreadycertain victory At midafternoon he was lead ing in another big state nii Miller Erbe lead GOP sweep in Iowa V it Cur ran Olson Gross Luscomb Smith win Cerro Gordo County Anderegg ousted as supervisor Edelen also is loser Republican candidates Tues day captured the majority of Cerro Gordo County votes Voters also approved the con stitutional convention question by a vote of 8325 to 6443 The incumbent Democratic candidates running in Cerro Gordo County lost their posts to Republican opposition Walter E Edelen Garner Democrat running for reelec tion as state senator from Han cock and Cerro Gordo Counties lost to Leigh R Curran Cerro Gordo County farmer and Re publican Curran beat Edelen with a total vote of 15505 to 13 504 Curran had a sizable mar gin of 2063 votes in Cerro Gordo County and lost Hancock County by only 62 votes The Cerro Gordo vote was 12185 to 10122 JACK MILLER Senator NORMAN ERBE H R GROSS Representative LEIGH CURRAN Senator MARION E Olson Republi can candidate for state repre sentative from Cerro Gordo County defeated the Demo cratic incumbent William Mc Arthur Olson had a vote of 12166 compared to McArthurs vote of 10143 1930s served McArtnur in the as state senator and in 1958 won election for his first term as a state represent ative Harold Anderegg Rockwell farmer and Democratic super visor from the countys tlii district losfc his office by votes to Republican Elm Smith Smith received 1151 votes to Andereggs 1083 votes MASON CITY VOTE Prec 1P1W 2P1W 1P2W 2P2W 1P3W 2P3W 1P4W 2P4W 1956 1271 2050 1681 1434 1977 1829 1532 1391 1960 1207 2094 1764 1501 2099 2048 1643 1758 Reg 1635 2571 2240 1876 2672 2528 2035 2222 Gordo County to 10991 votes for Democrat Gallagher Gross was running strong in most other points in the district and seemed assured of reelec tion Gross carried Cerro Gordo County in 1956 11145 to 10106 and lost the county in 1958 6 879 to 7818 Rural areas in the county op posed calling a convention to re vise and amend the state con stitution but a majority of the voters in Mason City and Clear Lake approved the issue and put the county column on the total ing against the idea Republicans retained control of offices in the Cerro Gordo County courthouse Republican incumbent supervisor Elmer Luscomb rural Clear Lake won reelection to represent the in the yes question The vote was 8325 for hold a convention and 6443 countys second district Lus comb has 2713 votes to Rex Westcotts 1985 votes ELMER LUSCOMB 13165 14114 17779 Anderegg in 1959 defeated John C a h i 11 Andereggs present term runs through 1961 and Smith will take office in 1962 Rep H R Gross Repub lican incumbentopposed in the 3rd District race by Edward J Gallagher Jr did better in Cerro Gordo County this year than in 1958 but not as well as in 1956 In 1956 and 1958 Re publican Gross was opposed by Mike Micich of Charles City In the Tuesday election Gross ob tained 11461 votei ia Cerro WARD B HAMMOND Repub lican auditor defeated his Democratic opponent W B McGraine by a vote of 1250 to 9698 Ethel Ridgeway Republican treasurer defeated Democratic candidate Charlotte Hyde by a vote of 12732 to 9535 Bernice Tait Republican re corder defeated her Democrat ic opponent Lou E Barlow with a vote of 12851 to 9389 Norman Erbe Republican candidate for governor defeated Edward J McManus 11750 to 10835 Republican W L Mooty defeated John R Hansen for lieutenant governor by a vote of 11802to 10438 REPUBLICAN MELVIN D Synhorst defeated Kenneth Rob inson for secretary of state Republican Chet B Akcrs de feated Robert E Hutte for state auditor M L Abrahamson de feated Conrad E Lawlor for state treasurer Republican Clyde Spry defeated Ncel F Hill for secretary of agriculture and Republican Evan Hultman won the attorney general race n the county against Don Wil on Robert L Larson Henry K Peterson and Bruce M Snell Republican candidates for judges of the I o vv a Supreme Court in the county voting de feated their Democratic oppo nents Harry F Garrett Edward L OConnor and M E Raw lings Raymond R Pierce and Virgil A Reid Republican candidates for constables in Mason City won election over their Dem ocratic opponents Grant B Hunt and Dennis Lannon CANDIDATES WITHOUT op position elected to offices were L E Plummer Northwood and Judge C H Wild Allison elected judges of District Court S H M a cP e a k reelected clerk of court Gerald D Allen reelected sheriff David J But er elected county attorney C El Servison and Frederick B Shaffer reelected justices of the peace in Mason City Mac Peak Allen Butler Servison and Shaffer are Republicans The vote in Mason City Tues day set a new record as 14114 voters cast ballots The previ ous high was 13165 in 1956 Iowa Races President 2470 out of 2488 pets Nixon R 709962 Ken nedy D 540933 Senator 2469 pets Miller R 627676 Loveless D 583483 Governor 2469 pets Erbe R 632506 McManus D 582480 Lt Gov 2469 pets Mooty R 623443 Hansen D 556559 Secy of State 2469 pets Synhorst R 644712 Robinson D 533778 Auditor 2469 pets Akers R 626286 Hutte D 547408 Treasurer 2432 pets Abra hamson R 627218 Lawlor D 520225 Secy of Agriculture 2414 pets Spry R 610811 Hid D 528783 Atty Gen 2414 pets Hult man R 606616 Wilson D 528230 Supreme Court 2467 pets Three R 634 806 Peterson R 622174 Snell R 636817 Garrett D 521416 OConnor D 529572 Rawlings D 526936 Constitutional convention 304 pets For 385758 Agemsf 439641 Defeat of Loveless NORTH IOWA Decreasing cloudiness and colder Wed nesday night lows 815 Most ly fair and not quite so cold Thursday highs in upper 30s IOWA Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday Cold er Wednesday night lows 5 10 northwest 1520 southeast Not so cold Thursday highs 3540 Further cloudy moderating tempera lures Friday MINNESOTA Clearing colder Thursday in 30s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum 47 16 Nixon shows up well FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES Republicans squelched a fouryear drive by Democrats to win a strong foot hold in Iowa politics in a sweep ing victory that will leave only two Democrats holding major elective office The Republican party led by an impressive win by Vice Pres ident Richard Nixon in the race for the states 10 electoral votes won the US senate and gover nor and regained one congres sional seat in addition to its us ual sweep of other state offices The most surprising victim of the Republican onslaught was Democratic Gov Herschel G Loveless who Democrats on first put the the comeback ELMER SMITH Constitutional convention bid is defeated i DES MOINES WPI The pro posal for a constitutional con vention went down to apparent defeat in Iowas general elec tion Tuesday With the bulk of the votes counted the total for calling such a convention was 385758 as compared to 439641 against The lead seesawed continual y during the night but the mar gin widened sharply when the rural vote began to trickle in One of the expressed aims of he convention was to reappor ion the legislature On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 101112 Sports 1718 Latest Markets 22 Mason City News 2223 Clear Lake News 24 North Iowa News28 Comics 2t trail in 1956 by winning election as Iowas first Democratic gov ernor in 20 years LOVELESS the Democrats top votegetter lost his bid to step up to the U S Senate when MARION OLSON Representative officeholders escaped defeat at he hands of the Republicans leps Merwin Coad Boone and tfeal Smith Altoona were re elected easily in the 6th and 5th districts respectively But the win of Bromwell over Wolf plus he reelection of five incum ents gave the Republicans a 2 margin in Iowas congres ional delegation THE FIVE reelected Repub cans are Fred Schwengel 53 avenport 1st district H R ross 61 Waterloo 3rd John Cyl 41 Bloomfield 4th Ben Jensen 67 Exira 7th and nois but he no longer needed its 27 electoral votes to win KENNEDYS POPULAR total as of that time was only 5032 per cent of the twoparty total This gave him the small est percentage margin 064 since 1884 whenf Grover Cleve land beat James G Elaine by less than 03 of the total vote In electoral votes however he had a decisive to 185 for was lead ing Nixon 38 to 7 in four unde cided states The vote total for Kennedy and Nixon already had set a new record as of pm for presidential balloting The Ken nedyNixon total was 62471345 at that time The previous pop ular vote record was 62027040 in the 1956 presidential election Kennedy won by scoring where it counted the bigger states Nixon conceded in Los An geles after sizing up the situ ation in his home state which ironically for him was the one which put Kennedy over the top with its 32 crucial electoral votes THE VICE PRESIDENT had conditionally conceded shortly before am that Kennedy appeared to be winning m a television broadcast he con gratulated the Massachusetts senator on campaign he had waged Kennedy himself felt assured of the presidency all along but refrained from declaring so un til Nixon conceded White House News Secretary James GHagerty released lour telegrams sent by the President to Democratic and to Republi can candidates on tive nationaltiekets Nixon sent this telegram to his Democratic rival I want to repeat through this wire congratulations and best wishes I extended to you on television last night I know you will have the united support all Americans as you lead the nation in the cause of peace and freedom in the next four years THIS WAS Nixons first elec tion defeat during his 14 years in political a member of the House senator and vice president since 1953 The secret service formally took over the protection of Pres Great Victory by hardTunniDg Charles Hoeven 65 Mb State Sen Jack Miller a Sioux City attorney who traveled 80 000 miles in 15 months in hi campaign to win election Along with Loveless Lt Gov Edward J McManus Keokuk lost to Atty Gen Norman Erbe Boone in the race for governo and Rep Leonard Wolf DIowa was upset in his bid for a second term by bigtime political neo phite James E Bromwell a Cedar Rapids attorney The disappointment on the part of the Democrats was deep after having made their greates gains since the depression days with victories in the two top state races and four congres sional races in 1958 Loveless who conceded defeai in the Senate race at 1 am in a terse telegram to Miller se eluded himself in the governors mansion and declined to meei with newsmen and photograph ers DEMOCRATIC State Chair man Norberg said it looks like Iowa does not want to get up and start moving like the rest of the country Republicans were jubilant We just did our homework well at the precinct level GOP State Chairman Verne Martin said and thats where they count the voles Martin add ed I think it always makes for better government when the state officials arc of the same party Only two major Democratic In the Statehouse races Sec retary of State Melvin Synhorst Secretary of Agriculture Clyde Spry State Auditor Chet Akers and State Treasurer M L Ab rahamson all won reelection Evan Hultman 35yearold Waterloo Republican was elect ed attorney general His Demo cratic opponent was Attorney Don Wilson West Des Moines W L Mooty 54 Grundy Coun ty Republican was elected lieu tenant governor His opponent was John R Hansen 59 Man ning Four incumbent Democrats were tumbled from the Senate and 12 were felled in the House The new alignment gave the Re publicans a commanding 2814 margin in the Senate races still in doubt House the GOP margin stood at 6127 with 20 seats undecided mostly because returns were slow in coming in AUSTIN Tex PresidentElect Lyndon John son Wednesday accepted Dem ocratic victory with a state ment that the election dem onstrates our countrys will ingness to move beyond the divisions of the past into a new era of national unity He called his campaign with Kennedy one of the greatest experiences and victories of my life identElect Kennedy A tradi tional presidential security guard ofabout 12 agents quiet ly took up positions around the Kennedy estate where the vic torious Democrat slept late Kennedy had gone into the lead early Tuesday evening SAMf FUf No fietih U Mil 24 but during the night and Wed nesdays small hours uncertain ty in California and a few other states had kept the final out come in doubt THE ASSOCIATED Press list ed these states as definitely in Kennedys column Alabama 5 Connecticut 8 South Carolina with 8 Massachusetts 16 North Car In the 14 Georgia 12 Maryland 9 New York 45 Rhode Island 4 West Virginia 8 New Jersey 16 Texas 24 Arkansas 8 Dela ware 3 Pennsylvania 32 iana 10 Missouri 13Minnesota 11 Nevada 3 Hawaii 3 and Michigan total of 272 elec toral votes The AP listed these states a definitely in Nixons column Vermont 3 Kansas 8 Okla home 8 Tennessee 11 Indiana 13 Florida 10 Kentucky 10 Vir ginia 12 Colorado 6 Utah 4 South Dakota 4 Ohio 25 Idaho 4 Iowa 10 Nebraska 6 Maine 5 New Hampshire 4 Oregon 6 Wisconsin 12 North Dakota 4 and Wyoming total of 16i votes V ;