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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - November 6, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OPPICI Carbendele 710 N Illlneto Murphyibore 1113 Herrin J1JN Htfc 82No 2tl15e Copy 4 SeetlMi So Democrats a B0x Pr WIDNISDAY NOV i UR ng gains Washington AP A nation unsettled by Re publican scandal and burgeon ing prices handed Democrats a much tighter grip on Congress and a nearrecord total of governorships in the midterm election of 1974 The majority party picked up at least four Senate seats for a total of 62 and captured two thirds control ol the House As of midday the Democrats had 291 Representatives one vote more than the socalled vetoproof margin and were leading in several other races that were still too close to call At the White House press secretary Ron Nessen declared today that No one thinks this was a referendum on the Presi dent It will not affect the Presidents decision that he probably will run for election in 1976 Democrats got several new faces to watch as potential can didates in the presidential cam paign two years away Govs elect Hugh L Carey of New York and Edmund G Brown Jr of California and Senselect John H Glenn Jr of Ohio and Dale Bumpers of Arkansas Losers included a halfdozen Republicans who had among the loudest and longest defenders of former President Richard M Nixon four members of the House Judiciary Committee who stood by Nixon during last summers hearings and Reps Dan H Kuykendall of Tennessee and Earl F Landgrebe oflndiana Though the Democratic gains Tuesday were a tit below some preelection forecasts and in line with the pattern of opposition vparty success Democratic spokesmen hailed their victory as a signal to sup plant Fords policies with measures of their own This is notjust avictory this is a mandate declared Speaker Carl B Albert of Oklahoma who wifl preside over the first House in a decade with a twothirds Democratic margin theoretically the veto proof body Ford warned might block his programs 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 them a likely margin of 62 to 38 in the new Senate compared to their 58 to 42 lead to the current one House Democrats had picked up at least 46 seats from Republicans while losing five to GOP candidates They had elected 289 House members and led in five other races for a possible total of 294 46 more than in me current House in which they hold a 248 to 187 majority The margin is the biggest since the 295140 ma jority after the Lyndon B Johnson landslide of 1964 As expected the Democrats captured Senate seats in Florida Kentucky Colorado and Norm Dakota Elsewhere incumbents generally won The two biggest names among the Democratic senators George McGovern of South Dakotaand Birch Bayh o Indiana captured third terms And Bumpers and Glenn won easily the Arkansas and Ohio Senate seats now held by Democrats J W Fulbright and Howard Metzenbaum their vic tims in bitter primary battles last May In Kansas scene of one of the nations most bitter Senate races former Republican Na tional Chairman Robert Dole battled back to edge Democratic Rep William Roy Simon elected to replace Gray By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illtooisan Southern Illinois voters made it emphatic Tuesday Paul Simon of Carbondale is going to Washington to con tinue the 20year Democratic dominance of the 24th Con gressional District office Simon whipped Republican Val Oshel of Harrisburg in almost every county in the district to win his bid for the office held for two decades by Rep Kenneth J Gray D West Frankfort The unofficial vote tally was 107226 for Simon and 72727 for Oshel In a statement made late Tuesday Simon asked that the sense of victory be bal anced by a sense of the enor mous opportunity which lies ahead Our job is not completed with these election returns it is about to begin he said For Simon Tuesdays vic tory represents a comeback after his stunning 1972 defeat at the hands of Daniel Walker for the Democratic guberna torial nomination For Oshel it is the second defeat in a quest for the 24th district office Oshel lost to Gray in a hotly contested race in 1968 Simon said today he would be taking off and just loaf ing for a few days then will travel to Washington DC for about a week to take care of transition sort of things Oshel said today that his defeat may have been due to a combination of a number of things and added Theres been an awful lot of money spread around The dispar ity in financing between the Tops Oshel by almost 35000 vofes two campaigns was a very decisive factor he said In general he said the Democratic sweep of the coun try was a disaster I hope were going to survive Ive said many times that the problems of the country are the result of a liberal Con gress I hope the country can survive it economically Oshel said I wouldnt change anything I did in the campaign Tuesdays vote of 107220to 72727 compares to an unoffi cial fcast for Gray and 87572 cast for Osh el in the 1968 race The 24th district includes the 22 south ern most counties of Illinois By counties the unofficial vote Alexander Simon 2578 Oshel 2368 Bond Simon 3488 Oshel 1859 Clinton with 31 of 32 precincts in Simon 6491 Oshel 3128 Franklin Simon 8828 Oshel 4559 Gallatin Simon 2423 Oshel 1296 Hamilton Si mon 2581 Oshel 2295 Har din Simon 1530 Oshel 1 361 Jackson Simon 11099 Oshel 6077 Jefferson Si mon 6564 Oshel 4870 John son Simon 1762 Oshel 1 935 Massac Simon 2554 Oshel 2838 Marion Simon 7830 Oshel 4420 Monroe Simon 4735 Oshel 3178 Per ry Simon 5327 Oshel 4 003 Pope Simon 965 Oshel 96B Pulaski Simon 1987 Osh el 1614 Randolph Simon 9141 Oshel 4531 Saline with two precincts out Simon 5041 Oshel 4650 Union Simon 3932 Oshel 2266 Washington Simon 3070 Oshel 2927 White Simon 4652 Oshel 3946 Williamson Simon 10648 Oshel 7638 Butterfield recalled Arm round M wife Slmen peek Cerbondl victory i evident PbotobyemPerler in trial Washington AP Prosecutors at Watergate coverup trial today recalled to the witness stand the man who first disclosed the existence of Richard M Nixons White House taping system Alexander Butterfield a former White House assistant who to 1973 dramatically disclosed tie existence of the taping system before the Senate Watergate committee resumed the timeconsuming process of authenticating 26 tapes the pro secution wants the jury to hear Butterfield and a series of minor witnesses will be heard before the tapes are introduced into evidence beginning next week CLOUDY z f o victory By F Richard Ciccone Chicago AP Illinois Democrats sparred by the easy victories ofSen Adlai E Stevenson and Treasurer Alan Dixon and landslide pluralities to Chicago precincts handed state Republicans their worst election day defeat since the Depression Stevenson waltzed to a reelection winover Republican lawyer GeorgeBurditt State Treasurer Alan J Dixon another popular Democrat at the ballot box swept aside his Republican opponent and threatened to surpass Stevenson as the partys leading voteget ter Mayor Richard J Daleys Chicago organization snatched three important Cook County offices clerk assessor and sheriff Democrats took away the GOPs 1410 edge in the states congressional delegation and they appeared en route to controlling both houses of the Illinois General Assembly for the first time since 1937 when as in Tuesdays election voters fed up with the economic woes Goal talks resumed Norge talks Keeps senofe seaf Buzbee defeats Springer easily By Gary Sosnieclri Of The Southern Illinoisan State Sen Kenneth Buzbee DCarbondale easily retained his 58th district senate seat Tuesday by defeating Repub lican state Rep Norbert G Springer of Chester Unofficial final returns gave Buzbee 36 a 38062 to 25881 vote margin over Springer 50 Buzbee carried six of the seven counties in the district including Springers native Randolph County The Demo crat won his biggest victory In Jackson County which he carried by a 12075 to 4940 margin Springer carried Washington County by 859 votes Buzbee first was elected to the senate to 1972 when he defeated state Rep Gale Wil liams RMurphysboro follow ing the retirement of Sen John Gilbert RCarbondale Williams failed Tuesday in an effort to regain his state rep resentative seat Springer an optometrist be leaving the legislature after four twoyear terms Buzbees election was fora full fouryear senate term Buzbees voting record dur ing his first term was an issue In the campaign as Springer charged the incumbent with too often with Demo cratic Gov Daniel Walker Continued cool tonight Part ly cloudy Thursday Mostly fair Friday and Saturday slight daytoday temperature changes Lows 37 to 48 highs 55 to 65 INDEX Classified 2730 Comics TV Bridge Crtwwerd M Editorials Family living Sports Weather details map 10 Washington AP Negotiators returned to the bargaining table today to an ef fort to narrow union dustry differences dustry differencesoverspro tions 120000 s oft o a 1 miners A coal strikeis a virtual cer tainty but union officialssay quick approval of their counter proposal offer Tuesday night would shorten the length of predicted walkout UMW President Arnold Miller said the union proposed a comprehensive c o nfra c t package which if given quick approval Vwill prevent apro longed shutdown of the nations Guy Farmer chief negotiator for the Bituminous Coal Operators Association said serious differences between the package and what the in dustry offered Monday need to be resolved The onagain offagato nego tiations were recessed Tuesday night to give the coal operators a chance to study me 150page union proposal The session ended amiably in contrast to Monday nights meeting which broke up when Miller walked out without notifyingme operators He said they had made a strike Both sides concede that a strike is inevitable and the question now is how long it will last progress reported Some progress was made Monday between negotiators for the striking Internationa Association of Machinists Lodge 554 and the Norge Co of Herrto according to an informed source The meeting was the second one called by Federal Media tor Ed Richards At the Monday Meeting there were some concessions on both sides the informed source said The meeting reportedly last ed from 2 pm to 11 pm Another meeting has been scheduled for Thursday strapping me nation and the state pulled Democratic levers Stevenson and Dixon both built up insurmountable leads with 70 to 80 per cent figures to Chicago and each improved his lead in the traditionally Republican counties Downstate With 99 per cent of the pre cincts reporting Sevenson had 1782499 votes or 62 per cent and Burditt had 1079663 or 38 per cent In Cook County with 5413 of 5468 precincts to Stevenson had 926664 to Burditts 410814 votes With 11019 precincts report tog Dixon held 65 per cent of the vote at 1730272 against 923801 for his opponent Harry Page of Springfield Stevenson mentioned as n possibility for national office acknowledged to the end of the race that voters did cot really understand his main campaign theme that the energy crisis and the current downturn to the nations economy are one to the same Yet the son of the late Demo cratic presidential nominee in 1952 and 1956 and UN am bassador won all but a score ol the states 102 counties to his landslide reelection What can I call Adlai Burditt asked newsmen at one point to the campaign I cant call him a sob because he isnt one As he met his followers to bask in his victory Stevenson called Burditt A good Republican a good human beingand a man of integri ty Burditts campaign theme which portrayed Sevenson as a big spender was keyed to mesh with President Fords pre election swing and his attacks on incumbent Democrats for heavy federal outlays It never caught fire For Stevenson it was his fourth statewide election triumph in the last 10 years and his first to a full Senate term In 1970 he won the unexpired part of the late Everett Dirksens term The voter turnout was new record low for an offyear elec tion with officials estimating that less than half of the 58 million registered voters turned out dismayed by Watergate and chased by a dreary drizzle which fell most of the day Richmond leads voting in 58th Birchler Dunn also win Kenneth Buibee Buzbee denied he is bound to Walker or anyone else Another issue was campaign financing Buzbee published names of all supporters who contributed and up while Springer released the amount of contributions to hto cam paign but not the contributors Both candidates were unop posed to the March primary The unofficial countyby county vote was Perry Buz bee 5699 Springer 3418 Ran dolph Buzbee 7642 Springer 6038 Monroe Buzbee 4096 Springer 3776 St Clair Buz bee 4037 Springer 3501 Washington Buzbee 2218 Springer 3077 Williamson Buzbee 2293 Springer 1131 i By Henry deFiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan L Bruce Richmond expect ed to wage a close battle for the third seaf in the 58th Dis trict representative race ran much stronger to Tuesdays election and finished first Richmond the Democratic mayor of Murphysboro and a newcomer to state politics swamped bis opponents to his home county of Jackson Coun ty picking up nearly half of the 51858 cast to the county Aldo elected to twoyear terms in Springfield were De mocrat Vincent Birchler of Chester who finished sec ond in his first try for state office and the races only incumbent Republican Ralph Dunn of DnQuoto who finished third only several hundred votes behind Birch ler Former state representative Gale Williams failed in his try for a return 4 Gen eral Assembly Although he was expected to challenge Richmond for the third spot in the race the Murphysboro Re publican finished a distant Chaafe Hart Winchester win Story en page 3 fourth more than 8750 votes behind Dunn Unofficial vote totals with aH precincts reporting show ed Richmond the leader with 51778 votes Accordtor to the unofficial results Birchler picking up about half the votes in his home county of Ran dolph had 49028 votes while Dunn carrying Perry County his home county had 48255 votes Williams had 391503 unofficial votes r Richmond carried only twp counties Jackson and Wil liamson while Birchler car ried only Randolph County Dunn carried Perry St Clair and Washlngtor counties Wil liams carried Monroe County Richmond on the victory said he was amazed by the number of votes he received Birchler said he was really elated about his victory and added I really wanted to represent this district Neither Dunn nor Williams could be reached for com ment Richmond 54 has been mayor of Murphysboro since 1970 Beforebecoming mayor he served l3 years as a Mur physboro alderman He has coowneo the Artcraft Sign Service1 in Murphysboro for Birchler 61 has been su perintendent of the education al service region to Randolph County He began teaching in the county schools 41 years ago In addition he owns and operates a farm runs an ac counting and tax service and a real estatebusiness and is an insurance agent Dunn 60 Is returning to Springfield for his second suc cessivetwoyear term to the House of Representatives He owns an appliance and auto mobile dealership to Ptock neyville and radio s t at i on WDH in Murphysboro Williams 52 lost his first race for the House since he Bruce Richmond was initially elected to I960 He has also failed to two bids for the Illinois Senate losing a primary battle to 1964 and being defeated in the 1972 gen eral election by Sen Kenneth V Buzbee DCarbondale He runs a real estate business in Carbondale The 58th District includes all of Jackson Randolph Per I Vincent Birchler ry and Monroe counties and part of St Clair Washington and Williamson counties Unofficial countybycounty results of the election were Jackson Richmond Williams Dunn 9346 and Birchler 7265 Perry Dunn 12472 Richmond 6466 Birchler 5297 and Williams Randolph Birchler 20181 Dunn 7453 Williams Ralph Dunn 7090 and Richmond 6528 Monrpe Williams 6903 Dunn 5918 Bircbler 5527 Richmond 4092 St Clair Dunn 5918 Birchler 5527 Williams 4908 and Richmond 4435 Washington Dunn William4113 Birch ler 3156 and Richmond 2858 Williamson Richmond 2 Birchler 2249 Williams 1966 and Dunn 1804ft ;