W.M. Lindsay

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W.M. Lindsay - Republicans Control State Legislature Topeka,...
Republicans Control State Legislature Topeka, Nov. 0 (/n—The tide of votes that swept Kansas RepubJl^ cans Into state and national offices nlso assured the party of complete control of the 1039 legislature. Republicans were in command of ;he 1937 senate 25 to 15 and the bouse 74 to 51. The senate holds over but a new house was elected In Tuesday's balloting. With returns from almost half of the counties in. the trend for Republicans Republicans in the 1939 house was decisive. BIG G. O. P. LEAD. Of 60 races decided, 52 were won by Republicans to eight for the Democrats. Sixty five contests were not yet reported. Republicans also regained the lieutenant governor, who is presiding presiding officer for the state senate. W. M. Lindsay of .Pittsburg, Democrat who rodo into office two years ago, lost to former State Sen. Carl Friend of Lawrence, who was loset in the 1936 race. Although Democrats held the post of lieutenant governor, Republicans in the senate deprived their presiding presiding office of virtually all power oi appointment, thus retaining control of all the committees. This they did by changing the senate rules to give the Republican floor leader, Sen. Claude Bradney of Columbus, the right to name committees.

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  1. The Emporia Gazette,
  2. 09 Nov 1938, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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