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Malo ney: Evening Journal, Wilmington, Del. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1972 GOP Decade Ends Rusten Wil Go mi Jr li 1 With Slawik Ml ty sheriff, in the Democratic 6th District surrounding New Castle. The totals were: trict. Newlon, a Du pont executive and efficiency expert, cut into the Republican strength but not enough to seriously threaten Mrs.

Parke's victory. The totals were: 14,130 10,082 Parke Newlon 18,844 13,236 In the contests for the relatively minor county row offices, county voters reverted to more traditional Republican patterns. Basil R. Battaglia, the incumbent Republican register in chancery, defeated Democratic challenger Russell Morris: did so by margins consistently 100 to 200 votes less than those racked up by fellow Republican Folsom in the same areas. New Castle Hundred and Wilmington Democratic strongholds at the same time out in strength for Slawik.

The two candidates appeared to run evenly in swing districts between Wilmington and i highway. The council races contained few surprises. Democrat Francis J. Swift of Hockessin won election to the 4th District seat west of Wilmington by a slim 713-vote margin over his Republican opponent, James D. Fariss a civic association leader.

The final vote was: Staff Photo by Fred Comegyi Battaglia 82,505 72,490 The other contests were in districts heavily weighted to the advantage of one party or the other. In the 1st District, containing most of Wilmington, Democrat Francis J. Schneider buried his Republi-can opponent, Wilbert G. Fletcher. The contest had developed into a racial face-off between Schneider, who is white, and Fletcher, who is black, after Schneider defeated incumbent councilman W.

Alva Hollis in a Democratic primary. The totals were: By BOB FRUMP Melvin A. Slawik, a 37-year-old Democratic state senator from New Castle Hundred, ended more than a decade of Republican control of New Castle County government yesterday by winning the county executive race by a narrow 1,515 vote margin. County voters gave Slawik less than a clear mandate, however, by overwhelmingly electing Republican Henry R. Folsom Jr.

of Newark as president of the County Council. The political makeup of the council remained four Republicans, three Democrats. "WITH a name like Slawik 1 carried New Castle County," the elated county executive-elect said while supporters partied at his Wilmington Manor Lions Club election re- turn headquarters. "It's one of the few times in the last 50 years that Democrats have won the county." William L. Frederick, the 37-year-old Republican state representative from Cedar Crest who was speaker of the house, had no immediate statement on his defeat by Slawik.

THE results proved to be one of the closest of any con Melvin A. Slawik rides to county executive victory He faces a Republican-dominated council Democrats to Control New Sussex Council Continued From Pg ont ful volunteer operation as to the regular Democratic organization 11 of 13 Democratic candidates for ithe Cky Council' were elected. Incumbents Norman D. Hughes (1st), Hattie M. Phe-lan (3d), Gerald J.

Nagle (6th) and William T. McLaughlin and Jesse W. Samluk (both at large) were Democrats re-elected to another four years. Other Democrats elected were Orlando George (2d), James M. Baker (4th), Antonio Resto (5th-), George Fisher (7th) and at-large candidate James Kee-ley.

THE only two Republicans to score a victory were Richard J. Bartkowski, as a necessary fourth at-large candidate, and Joseph DiPinto in the predominantly Republican 8th District. City Treasurer Maurice F. Williams, Democrat, also won an easy victory over Thomas Anderson. The vote was fairly uniform throughout the city, with Ma-loney riding a heavy turnout in the southwest districts and holding even in the black districtswhere there was some sentiment against any candidate endorsed by the city organization.

MALONEY said that he felt he broke even in the black districtsdespite what he described as "unbelievable" vote buying. He charged that Republicans were buying votes for $5 each and paying $50 to buy off Democratic workers In some districts. "We did it on less than $20,000," Maloney said of his own campaign. Haskell, who went to bed early after his defeat last night, had set a $30,000 budget, and it was clear that he had spent thousands less than in Rosalie S. Obara, the Republican incumbent clerk of the peace, defeated Democrat John J.

Jaremchuk Jr. Mary D. Gies, the American party candidate, received 1,215 votes. The totals were: Swift Fariss 15,943 15,230 Schneider. Fletcher Obara Jaremchuk Gies 10,366 4,930 81,382 71,573 1,215 In other races, Republican Andrew J.

Casey defeated Democrat Eugene W. Boyd in the heavily Republican, Bran-dywine Hundred, 2d District. The totals were: Republicans had hoped to picK up a seat in the contest. In the only other contest considered close, Republican William P. Cooke bettered Democrat J.

Michael Eagan by 2,382 votes in the 5th District. The Newark area seat was once held by Folsom. The totals were: 13,121 EAGAN 10,839 Republican Lois M. Parke defeated Democrat Jay 0. Newlon for the 3d District seat in a lopsided Republican dis- John J.

Smith, the Republi-c a candidate for sheriff, racked up the largest victory of any Republican for row off-ices, defeating Democrat Arthur R. Carello. Harry L. Jacobs, the American party candidate, ran third. The totals were: 18,648 10,803 Casey.

Boyd Incumbent councilman Joseph F. Toner, D-New Castle, defeated Republican Ernest S. Spence the outgoing coun- Carello 85,482 69,370 1,158 By RON WILLIAMS and NANCY E. LYNCH Sussex Bureau GEORGETOWN Voters in Sussex County yesterday decided that Democrats should control the new five-man county council that Republicans engineered two years ago. Observers from both parties saw little chance for a Democrat i controlled County Council but John T.

Cannon 50, of near Bridgeville upset incumbent John L. Briggs of Georgetown to swing the Democratic majority. The other two races for new council seats were all but conceded to Democrats. Briggs' defeat, however, raised Republican eyebrows early last night. "If Briggs didn't win, then nobody did in Sussex," Paul C.

Stokes, Republican county chairman said last night before final results. Recorder of Deeds were not up for re-election. Elwood R. Rust, 70, of Georgetown, the incumbent Prothonotary, was the only Republican who won in the three contested Beats; he was also the only incumbent to seek re-election. Rust, a stone mason, defeated Democrat Mrs.

Marguerite S. Downs, 54, a Lewes housewife, and Charles J. Rogers, 26, of Milford, the only American Panty candidate seeking a row office. The totals were: Rust 16,243 Mrs. Downs 14,556 Rogers 266 In the closest row office election, 'Ray H.

Elliott, 50, a Georgetown auction house owner and Democrat, defeated Deputy Sheriff Lawrence E. Meredith, 64, of Greenwood, by 1,036 votes for sheriff. Republican incumbent Earl M. Steele of Stockley could not run for another term. Sheriff's serve 2-year terms and cannot succeed themselves.

Totals in that race were: test for a major office. J. E. Orossan-Price-Woirtmian, the American Party candidate, pulled only 861 votes. But his modest total, cou-pled with only two vote changes to Frederick in each of the county's 238 election districts, could have meant victory for the Republicans.

The final tally was: Briggs, serving the final months of his six-year term, and two other Republicans, Richard L. Timmons, council president, and William B. Chandler, have controlled the Levy Court council since 1968. The Republican council worked hard to have home rule for the county passed by the General Assembly in 1970, thereby setting up the five member council. Timfnons, contacted last night at Republican headquarters, refused comment on the election outcome.

"We might have something to say Tues-day, but not tonight," Timmons said. BRIGGS, elected in 1966, was the first Republican on the Levy Court in 15 years. He ran a low-key campaign since announcing for re-election last summer, sticking mainly by his record. Cannon, however, took Briggs' record to the voters saying that the county budget surplus of $1 million was "too much and not giving the tax payer credit," and that the ALMANAC CORNER 48th day of autumn. Wednesday, ov.

8, 1972 313th day of year 80,490 78,975 861 Slawik Frederick Wortman 1968 when he won the office. This year, Haskell's handlers were not only confident of victory, but were reluctant to invest in what they viewed as a sure thing. Folsom won handily over his Democratic opponent, Mrs. Joan C. Wright, an Eastburn Heights state representative.

The total was: BRIGGS, who spent four years on the old Levy Court and two on the present coun 1 A EST Nov. 8 Bait f'om NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, jfVL -i I NO A U.S. Oepf. of Comwrf Ar.Av.rt,. AY iQfct 40 5Q 60 Lew TampcratwrM Expected I xv Elliott Meredith 16,102 15,066 industrial airpark "is not fa-vor'ed by anyone in my district." Briggs, keeping his own personal (tally of votes last night, conceded the election to Cannon ait Republican headquar-tors.

"I'm very happy to have served itihe county fo rthese Rep. du Pont Vote Margin Is 58,000 Continued From Pag On Monterey and then went to his main headquarters at 1003 Delaware Ave. DU PONT climbed up on a table, pulled his wife up after him and thanked his staff and other supporters present. Harvey F. Donovan 55, a Georgetown businessman and Democrat, upset Joseph S.

Triglia, 62, a Republican businessman from Delmar for the Register in Chancery seat. Lorenzo B. Brittingham, the Republican incumbent, did not seek re-election. Those Folsom 82,923 Wright i 73,366 After his victory, Folsom said he sees no large problems in the future between the Republican council and the Democratic county executive. "We've all said before there is no liberal or conservative stance on such things as sewer problems," Folsom said.

"The important thing is to put the county first." SLAWIK said earlier that be feels he "can work with the council with few problems." Slawik, using a loosely or- cil, was defeated by Cannon) by a surprising 386 votes. Most observers saw Briggs a winner in a close contest. The two new Democrats, Oliver E. Hill, 57, 1st District, a finance company assistant manager from Laurel, and Ralph E. Benson, 3d District, 43, a farmer from Lincoln, had little trouble disposing of their Republican challengers.

Hill downed Republican El-wood S. Jones, 53, of Seaford, a farmer, and Benson defeat-ed Charles T. Pepper, a retired farmer from Milton. With all districts reporting in the 2d Councilmanic District, the vote was: Vf rsj Until Thurtdqy Morning 'Vvt -J The Weather Map Extended Outlook 17,030 14,017 Donovan. Air Quality 24-Hour Average at 8 A.M.

Sulfur Todays Dloxid Indl-(ppm) caior Particulate! (Rods) .30 .30 Sunny, mild weather is forecast for most of the nation today. Rain is expected in the Northwest and Northeast and showers are forecast for parts Woods Haven- Friday-Sunday. Increasing cloudiness Friday, chance of rain Saturday, fair Sunday. Daytime highs will average in the upper 50s and lower 60s, nighttime lows will average in the 30s and lower 40s. Kruse School .02 15 Cannon 3,329 Briggs 2,943 In the 1st District the results are: a i but enthusiastic volunteer organization, capitalized on most of his preelection advantages.

He campaigned more vigorously against the past six years of William J. Conner's Republi-c a administration than against Frederick. past six years, Briggs saiid. "The county has moved forward and I'm glad I was a part of it." Cannon, himself surprised at ithe wide margain said he thinks that his charges of a conflict of interest on the present three-man council and the fact that Sussex has over a $1 million budget surplus helped him win. "I believe the vote was against the incumbent," Cannon said.

"I don't want to take credit for anything I was thinking that it would be much' closer, maybe less than 100 votes." Republicans remain in control of the county row offices, but not the absolute control they held before the election. Of the six seats, two are held by Democrats. Clerk of the Peace, Register of Wills and Instrument Readings All county row offices, except Sheriff carry four-year terms. Press Runs Up; Picket Line Limited Continued From Pag On for the Evening Journal was raised to 100,000 for the election-results issue. Du Pont is the third member of his family to hold a seat in Congress.

Mrs. Handloff was a last-minute draft candidate of the Democratic convention in Dover last summer. Mrs. Handloff not only rain out of campaign money late last month but she seemed to lose steam as Ejection Day approached. Du Pont disassociated himself from some of the reported national Republican Party shenanigans.

He was frank to criticize national-level Republicans in such issues as the ITT caper and the Russian wheat deal. Yesterday at 7 p.m at 7 p.m.: Seventh and French Sts. .21 JD2 10 County Kirkwood Hwy. .12 .03 17 Old Ferry Dock, New Castle Indicator scale: 0-30. good; 30-60, satisfactory; 60-100.

unsatisfactory; over 100, poor. (Readings of 1.4 on particulates and .13 on sulfur dioxide are con-. Side red in violation of state standards). Indicator Is determined by combining actual readings with forecast weather conditions to provide in Index of their ffect on the quality of air. Missing readings du to computer malfunction.

Temperature, 58; wind, SE 12; barometer. Hill Jones .3,158 2,448 numiomy. 30.12 falling. 8l; And in the 3d Councilmanic District results are! Benson 3,493 Pepper 2,978 The old three-man Levy Court will become a more modern five-man council the first Tuesday in January. THE limit on pickets was part of an amendment made in a Court of Chancery restraining order issued Sunday night.

The amendment also of the central section. The Forecasts NEW CASTLE AND CECIL COUNTIES Clearing tonight, lows near 40. Thursday fair with highs near 60. Probability of precipitation 20 per cent tonight, near zero Thursday. KENT AND SUSSEX COUNTIES, EASTERN SHORE -Clearing tonight, lows near 40.

Thursday fair with highs near 60. Probability of precipitation 20 per cent tonight, near zsro Thursday. NEW 'JERSEY Partial clearing late tonight Lows in the 40s. Partly sunny Thursday. Highs in the 50s.

SOUTHEASTERN PENSYL- night. Low 40 to 45. Partly sunny Thursday. High in the low to mid 50s CONNER resigned as county executive in October for a federal position after starting with the new council-executive government created in 1967. Although he was the father of the existing county government, twice winning election, Conner's popularity dropped drastically from 1970 on as, county problems and tax rises persisted.

Frederick attempted to di-' sassociate himself from the Conner administration, but Slawik's attacks and a divi-s i hree-way Aug. 19 Republican primary seriously damaged Frederick's chances. DU PONT emerged from the 1970 campaign with a majority of 14,696. In 1970, Du Pont got 86,125 votes; Daniello, 71,429, and the American' Party's Walter J. (Doc) Hoey, 2,759.

Two years ago, Du Pont in nlnir Anim tho tntiA Midnight: Temperature, 59; humidity, 87; wind, 10; barometer, 29.95 falling. Today at 7 a.m.: Temperature, 43; humidrty, 90; wind, SE 26, gusting to 33; barometer, 29.60 falling. Record temperatures for date jinc 1894: High, 73 in 1938; tow, 21 In 19S3. Day's Record, Tides Precipitation yesterday None Month to date 02 m. Normal for month 3.53 In.

Normal to date 38.77 in. Year's deficiency 4.37 in. Year to date 34.40 In. Suwise, Today Tomorrow 4:40. Sunset, Today Tomorrow 4:52.

Length of day, 10 hours, 14 minutes. Moon (crescent waxing) sets tonlqht 6:72 HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES Hiqh yesterday 64 Lowest during the rtlQht 56 TIDES AT MARINE TERMINAL Hiqh LOW Tomorrow A.M 1:34 8:15 Tomorrow P.M. 1:44 9:02 HIGH TIDES TOMORROW A.M. P.M. Rehoboth Bay 9:17 9:3 Lewes 10:17 10:38 Breakwater Harbor 10:12 10:33 Slaughter Beach 10:42 11:03 ftower pMrh llnO Bombay Hook 11:53 xxxx Port Penn 12:17 12:56 Reedy Point 12:42 12:53 Kent Island 6:21 7:32 Baltimore 8:05 9:16 Chesapeake City 11:38 11:56 2 Blackouts Caused by Rain Heavy rain this morning knocked out power in two sections of New Castle County, and caused minor flooding in low areas.

The powerless areas were Clifton Park, where electricity was off from 3:43 to 6:05 this morning, and part of Westover Hills and Barley Mill Road, out from about 4:50 to 8:45 this morning. Wet fuses caused the first failure; a fail-en tree the second. The downpour began at 2:45 a.m., and measured 1.28 inch symbolism and purported sig- 72 nifigance of his family's stipulates that pickets must maintain a distance of 10 feet from each other at all times while at the newspaper plant at 831 Orange St. A lawyer for the union opposed the amendment, which was granted by Vice Chancellor Isaac D. Short.

The amendments were sought by tne newspapers lowing two arrests early yesterday outside the plant. THERE also were reports yesterday of News-Journal paperboys not being able to distribute papers dropped for them at pickup points. In one case, newspapers were found in a trash can with hot chocolate poured over them. In at least one other case, paper-boys were told not to distribute their papers by company district circulation managers, who also are Guild members. A News-Journal spokesman last night said the company is anxious to resume negotiations, but "feels this is impossible in an atmosphere of continuing harassment, threats, intimidation and other violations of the Chancery Court restraining order.

name. He emphasized the more vernacular "Pete" instead of "Pierre." Throughout his Pont hammered away at the issue of personal integrity. He never backed away from his support of the Nixon Administration but made no bones about his attitude against renewed bombing of North Vietnam. THE question that pops up now in the minds of political observers is: Where doesDu Pont go from here. It is known he has a hankering for the U.S.

Senate. One story was that if Sen. J. Caleb Boggs, had not run for re-election, Du Pont would have thrown his hat ifito the ring for that post, regardless of who else among the Republicans might have sought the nomination. Foremost among these Republicans was Wilmington Mayor Harry G.

Haskell Jr. opponents, Harry H. Lambert and Leo J. Dugan, withheld their direct support of Frederick, and Lambert, a former Levy Court president, quietly aided the Slawik campaign and directly criticized Frederick in newspaper ads. Frederick counterattacked by blasting Slawik's attendance record in the State Senate and sharply criticizing Slawik's proposals and knowledge of county fiscal matters.

The Frederick campaign was professionally managed and well-financed, but could not overcome Slawik's aggressive offensives. The key to the Slawik victory may have been found in a' lack of enthusiasm for Freder-ick in heavily Republican Brandywine Hundred. Frederick beat Slawik handiy in the 7th through 13th districts, but EVENING JOURNAL 831 Orange Wilmington, Del. 19899 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Telephone 654-5351 Classified Ad Takers 655-4061 Newark Bureau E. Main Chapel Newark 19711 Telephone 738-6000.

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Make checks, money orders, payable To The News-Journal Co. es by 7 this morning. It was expected to taper off this afternoon. Clear weather was predicted for tonight, with low tempera-t near 40, and fair weather tomorrow with highs near 60. Recorder Stolen From Law Office The theft of a voice recorder valued at $200 from a Wilmington law office was reported to police yesterday.

It was taken from the office cf Michael F. Tucker, 38, of 5 Winston Place, Bellemoor, at Becker Kipp, 200 W. 9th St. 3 Mm Staff Photo by Fred Comejy It's still U.S. Rep.

Pierre S. lu Pont IV Thanking people for "rePeteing" him 5 i.

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