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F J Manning - PAOB TWO ^~1*» iTfc • _ I City Precincts And...
PAOB TWO ^~1*» iTfc • _ I City Precincts And East Alton Pace Balloting Margins of Some Winners Exceed 2 to 1 Ratio WOOD niVER, Nov. 3. -The victorious Democratic candidates for county office In the Tuesday election received n virtvml two-to- one preferential vote In Wood River township, according to unofficial returns. The city of Wood River led the vote. The only contest involving two Wood River residents, that between Michael Klnney (D) and Francis .T. Manning <R>, for county judge, showed that the township gave Kinney 7450 to -1048 for Manning, who fared best of county GOP candidates In the townhlp. Heaviest vote polled by any can dldat.es In the township, outside of that cast for slate legislative candidates, went to Gov.-clqct Adlal E. Stevenson, (D), who was given 8025, while Gov. Green polled 3584. However, except for a few votes one way or another, Democrats received the same top-heavy prof' •rence. Democrat Austin Lewis was given 7339 votes for state's attorney to 4019 polled by Virgil M. Jacoby, Alton Republican. Simon Kellermann jr., (D), incumbent, was given 7608 for circuit clerk; Robert C. Cunningham, (R), received 3697. For recorder of deeds, Harry T. Hnrtman, (D), was given 7631 votes to' 3655 for Paul Fiegenbaum, (R). Ben F. Staten, Democrat, was given 7730 votes for coroner while his GOP opponent, Frank Mercer, received 3705. James J. Callahan, Alton, Democratic Incumbent, polled 7788 votes for county auditor; Harry W. Balthrope, (R), received 3484. At the top of the ticket, the township cast 7837 votes for President Truman to 3612 for Dewey. In the contest for U. S. senator, Paul H. Douglas (D) fas given 7597 while C. WayJand Brooks (R), Incumbent, polled 3597. Leland J. Kennedy of Alton, Democratic candidate for re-election to the legislature, was given the total of 10,989 votes and his Democratic running mate, Lloyd (Curly) Harris, polled 9994. Republican candidates for the legislature polled: Orville E. Hodge, 5714; William C. Straube, 4698. At East Alton, where Virgil M. Jacoby, GOP candidate for state's attorney, was reported to have been given the backing of some Democratic leaders, the ratio of Democratic lead was virtually the same as the lead in other parts of the township. Jacoby received 879 votes to 1467 for Austin Lewis. Precinct No. 15, Cottage Hills, went heavily Democratic, giving President Trnuman 325 votes while Dawey received 126. At Hartford the Democratic lead was even more marked. President Truman polled 346 votes while Dewey received but 102. Roxana also cast a top-heavy Democratic vote, giving President Truman 505 to 233 for Dewey. Roxana gave Melvin Price, Democratic candidate for re-election to Congress, 566 to 171 for Russell H. Claussen (R). Leland J. Kennedy, (D), em- ploye of Shell OU Co., was given a top-heavy vote In the Roxana precinct In his race for re-election to the legislature, receiving 661. Lloyd (Curly) Harris, his running mate, was given 539. Orville EC Hodge, top GOP candidate for the legislature, was given 283 in the precinct. The ratio of Democratic lead was also carried out in the Bethalto precinct, where President, Truman polled 304 Dewey. to 165 for Sweep County Continued From Page 1. ' clncts and Wood River's 17 cast the most weight in the county, with the only near-challenge of voting strength in the Tri-Citles area. Voters in all these major settled sections of the county reflected the strong labor trend that is interpreted as opposition to the Taft-Hartley law. One county race that failed to develop into a contest as expected wa» that in which Democrat Michael Klnney of Wood River swamped Republican Francis J. Manning, Wood River, 37,962 to 23,412, to win the office of county judge. The contest for the office of recorder resulted in 38,532 votes for Harry T. Hartman, Venice • Democrat, over Paul G. Flegen- baum, Edwardsville Republican, who polled 23,412 votes. 88,100 for Staten Another Democratic native of Alton, Ben F. Staten, piled up 38,100 votei against incumbent Frank Mercer, who got 24,353, in the contest lor coroner. The coroner contest WM one that was expected to develop Into heavy competition between the Tri-Citlei area (for Meretr) and Alton (for Staten). Tht Democratic landslide wiped out the expected competition, Simon KeUermanp jr., Edwards- vlllt incumbent circuit court clerk, defeated W» Republican deputy, Robert C. Cunningham, Edwards- vllle, 88,973 (682,209, In the con- teat for that office, Inasmuch as tiki lw« are both/popular and have bam ppponeau in elec- bt; 7:35 of polls room In precinct rapidity was number on of high to high lican It fell of to st at East state vllle slate beat treasurer running Sinon C. Ml. victory. last ago. statewide the that accused At ticket Barrett, a It rule returns to a few to in In they he <5. former Co., today Lee mass rites Sims, and England—(JW-Seven get to W. of tlons WM tbt

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 03 Nov 1948, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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