The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on November 4, 1964 · Page 1
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Tipton, Indiana
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ERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK OHNSON CAPTURES 62 PERCE Democrats Make Strongest Indiana Showing in Years By BOYD GILL United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Democrats raced to their greatest election triumph in Indiana in 28 years Tuesday as Hoosiers gave President Johnson the state's 13 electoral votes and swept Roger D. Branigin into the governor's office by a ticket-leading, margin. Sen. Vance Hartke and all four incumbent Democratic congressmen were shoved into Washington for new terms as the party's ballot battalion rolled relentless over Indiana's flatlands and hills and through industrial centers and farming areas. Not since 193G, when Franklin D. Roosevelt won a second term at the expense of Alfred M. Landon and carried Indiana and 47 other states, had the Democratic team chalked up such a big victory. Lt. Gov. Richard 0. Ristine, a Republican whom pre-eleejym polls had shown likely to survive even a near landslide for Johnson, fell in defeat along with State Sen. D. Russell Bontrager, Hartke's GOP rival. Branigin Win Greatest But to the surprise of most experts, it was Branigin rather than Hartke who led the ticket in -margin of victory and the senator's second-term plurality was somewhat less than the 242,000 votes -by which he beat then Gov. Harold W. Handley in 1958. From the. outset of the vote counting in Indiana's 4,416 precincts, Branigin drew more support than Johnson, until nfear jdawn when Johnson pulled ahead, and Hartke trailed be. hind them both. And Ristine, who was expected to leave Goldwater and Bontrager plodding in a cloud of ballot dust, ran thousands of votes behind them. • The Democratic victory gave that party control of both ' houses of the 1965 Legislature, first time that happened since 1936. It also assured the legislative and administrative machinery of government would be of the same political faith, ending a sometimes stalemate situation when Democratic Gov. Matthew E. Welsh had-to compromise with a balky GOP-controlled legislature. Nearly complete returns gave Johnson a Hoosier victory by a little more than 215,000 votes, Branigin by about 220,000, and Hartke by about 160,000. Entire Ticket Wins The entire Democratic state ticket, headed by Branigin with State Rep. Robert L. Rock of Anderson running for lieutenant governor as Ristine's successor, was elected with ease. The ticket included John D. Bottorff of Sejimour, a young school teacher and athletic coach at Culver, as secretary of state, giving the party control of the election machinery for the 1966 election keeping the lucrative auto license branch system in Democratic hands. Others ejected were Mark < France, Fort Wayne, state auditor; Jack L. New, executive secretary to Governor Welsh, state treasurer; William E. Wilson, Jeffersonville, incumbent state school superintendent; John J. Dillon, Indianapolis, attorney general, ' and Miss Helen Corey, Terre Haute, courts reporter. Also elected were five Democrats as Indiana Appellate Court judges, giving that party a 5-3 margin on the court which presently is 7-1 Republican. Reelection of Judge Amos Jackson kept the balance of political power unchanged on the Indiana Supreme Court, now 3-2 Republican. Spencer Deserts GOP Counties which hadn't gone Democratic in two generations did so this time. Spencer County deserted the Republicans for the first time in 35 years. Traditionally heavily GOP Tippecanoe and Marion, the latter the state's largest county and seat of -state -government, tottered between the two parties all night long. The Democrats got their greatest assist, as usual from Lake County. The Calumet, expected to produce a substantial "white backlash"- vote for Goldwater, went its usual merry Democratic way by dozens of thousands of votes with little to show that Alabama Gov. George Wallace ever had carried the county in the presidential preference primary last May. St. Joseph County produced the second biggest margin for the Democrats. House minority leader Charles A. Halleck, seeking to stretch his tenure in Congress to 32 years since 1935, beat former Indiana (Farmers Union president John S. Raber inVa relatively close race in the 2nd District. Other incumbents who won were Republicans William G. Bray in the 7th, E. Ross Adair in the 14th and Richard Roudebush in the 6th. Democratic incumbents given new two-year terms were Ray Madden in the 1st, John Brademas in the.3rd, J. Edward Roush in the 5th, Winfield K. Denton in the 8th. Wilson Stays Home Rep. Earl Wilson, R-Bedford, the congressman with the longest tenure next to Halleck, was sidelined by Lee Hamilton, a young attorney from Columbus. Wilson conceded long before half the votes were tabulated. Rep. Ralph Harvey, gnd Democrat Russell Davis waged a neck-arid-neck battle in the 10th District before Harvey triumphed. An in the 11th, the only district where the incumbent did not run, the outcome between Democrat Andrew Jacobs, Jr., and Republican Don Tabbert was in doubt when dawn arrived with uncounted absent voters the likely key. Brademas defeated Republican Robert Miller in the 3rd, Adair edged Democrat Max Hobbs in the -4th, and Roush clobbered R e p u b 1 i can John Feighner in the 5th. Roudebush. .subdued P r of. Karl O'Lessker, a • Wabash College professor who served as a legislative adviser to Governor Welsh in 1963, in the 6th, and Bray defeated Democrat Elden C. Tipton in the 7th. Denton disposed of Roger Zion with ease in the 8th. Bontrager was the first of the major GOP. candidates to concede the election of his opponent. Ristine joined him in concession later. Stage Victory Party Branigin and Hartke and elated Democrats who had helped them during their long and arduous campaigns staged a victory- celebration at party headquarters in the midnight hour. The atmosphere was gloomy at the headquarters of the other party. Leslie Duvall, head of the Indiana Goldwater Committee, said the senator's downfall began the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Republicans never were able to head- off the "fantastic good will" that accrued to Johnson, his legacy from Kennedy. "Time ran out on us," said Duvall. Robert N. Stewart, GOP state chairman, said it was the Republicans that "ran out on us." Many of- the GOP voters deserted the ticket, he said. "There wasn't any backlash, but the frontlash was terrific," Stewart said. Appeals Board To Meet The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Thursday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m., to hear two appeals and to offer a re-hearing. Fertich Cassell will appeal for a variance, to place a house trailer in the Hutto Addition in the north part of Sharpsville. Also appealing for variance is George A. Wooldridge, w h o wants a residence area changed to allow construction of a fertilizer tank-repair shop. The re-hearing will be for Glen Taylor, who wants a variance from residence to general • business and use of the ground to construct a welding shop in southwest Sharpsville. WEATHER Sunny and pleasant today. Partly cloudy tonight, be-, coming mostly cloudy Thursday and a little cooler. High today low 70s. Low tonight mid 40s. High Thursday mid Ms. Lyndon B. Johnson Republicans Gain Only One Office On County Level Tipton County joined the nation Tuesday in disassociating itself from the old line Republican principals for Which it long has been known. • Senator Barry Goldwater carried only nine of the county's 2& -precincts as .-a record total of 8,306 voters took advantage of- jdeal weather conditions to giVe .President Lyndon B: Johnson a .574 vote majority in his first elective bid for the nation's highest office. The final total was 4,440 for Johnson. to 3,866 for Goldwater. Carried Wide Slate' Of more immediate concern to Republicans on the local level arid the source of jubilation to the county Democrats was that the Johnson landslide carried all but one of the county and- state Democratic candidates on the local ballot to victory. • - Incumoent Fifth,District Con- gressnian J. Edward Roush, received. 4.337 votes in this county compared to 3,953 by Feighner. And on- the state level, former county Democratic Chairman McAdoo Clouser rolled up 4,360 votes, which with a plurality in Howard County, was enough to elect him to the Indiana House of Representatives over Harold Scott who polled 3,833 in this county and likewise lost his home county. Only Winner Robert Stoops, seeking reelection as Tipton County Commissioner from the 2nd District, was the only Republican on the local ticket to withstand the bombardment of Democratic votes and he emerged the victor over Herbert Off 4,099 to 4,024, a majority of 75 ballots. The other Commissioner's office, from the 3rd District,: was won by John Cardwell, who^ defeated incumbent Neal Johnson, 4,151 to 3,971. Mrs. Bonnie Lineback was the most successful of the Democratic candidates polling more votes than any other candidate on the county, state or national ticket, to defeat Betty Clark for the office of Recorder 4,478 to 3,695. Also swept from office in the Democratic upheavel was 'Tipton County Coroner Phil Nichols, who was unseated by Chester Mitchell 4,197 to 4,011. Judge Elected Circuit Court Judge Oliver Wheatley, polling the third highest total in the county, second only to Mrs. Lineback and President Johnson, was reelected to his seat on the bench by a vote of 4.438 to 3,779. From U. S. Senator to Appellate Court Judge, the Democratic sweep was complete among county voters with Senator Vance Hartke polling 4,233 to Russell iBontrager's 3^994; Roger Branigan carried the county.with 4,402 to only 3,759 by Richard Ristine for Governor. Other Offices Robert Rock got the conuty vote for.Lt. Governor over John M. Ryan by a couut of 4,191 to 3,836; John Bottorff defeated Gerald Powell for Secretary ,of State 4,175 , to 3,941; Mark France won the Auditor's position from Allen Lindley 4,136 to 3,929; Jack New won the State Treasurer's job from John Sny ; der, 4,153 to 3„785; John J. Dillon removed- Edwin K. Steers from the office of Attorney General 4,172 to 3,902 and William E. Wilson was reelected as S u p t. of Public Instruction 4,214 to 2,838 over James R. Beasley. A complete chart of the Tipton County breakdown, showing how each precinct voted for each of the offices will be published Thursday in the Tipton Tribune. Firemen Fight Field Blazes Field and forest fires brought 1 out the Sharpsville and Hobbs Fire Departments yesterday af-, ternoon in two separate incidents. The Sharpsville department was called at 2:30 p.m. to the Adair farm near Center, Ind., in Howard County. Firemen fought a blaze in a cornfield for 45 minutes before putting U out. The' fire, which was caused by an unattended trash barrel consumed six to seven acres of corn. 1 (Fifteen minutes •' earlier the Hobbs company had been called to Fight an extensive 'blaze in adjoining woodlands owned by Don McCorkle, Stan Whitzer and C. A". Cosen. Firemen battled the blaze for three hours, starting backfires in efforts to contain the spread cf the .flames. Officials said they were hampered- in their, efforts by high winds and the. dry condition of the .woods. The burned area covering 30 acres, is located three miles south and one and a half miles east of Hobbs. FOUND GUILTY .LAGRANGE, Ind. (UPI) — A jury pf 5 women and 7 men early today found Robert John Dowlut, 19, South Bend, guilty on a second-degree murder charge. Dowlut was accused in the April, 1963, shooting of Mrs. Anna Marie Yocum, 43, in her South Bend apartment. The case was sent here. on a change of venue from St. Joseph County. ( The jury received the case late Monday afternoon and, brought in a 'verdict at 1 a.m. Special Judge Winslow Van Horn ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Voters Reject Conservatism Of Goldwater By RAYMOND LAHR United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — Lyndon Baines Johnson rode a torrent of Democratic . and anti- Goldwater votes into the greatest presidential victory . in history today—and carried with him an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress - that augured well for his programs. .•••In winning in his own right ("the'office he inherited from the slain John F. Kennedy just a •Jear ago.Johnson buried the hopes of Republican Sen. Barry ilt: Goldwater of Arizona, that Americans "were-ready for his Call-, to conservatism. >^It was an election which shat-_ tered.established voting patterns' despite ; the. lopsided outcome: Goldwater', the candidate of the party ; of Abraham Lincoln, won only : ;five*-states all-in'the traditionally Democratic Deep SouthrHe"was~ leading in a-sixth his native Arizona. Swept Through East Johnson's sweep began in Ver- m6nt, which never before had voted Democratic, extended through the industrial East and into the farm belt and then stretched on to the mountain states and the West Coast. With 270 electoral votes needed <to win, the clincher came when Johnson's native state of Texas gave him its 25 electoral votes at 10:11 p.m., EST. The vote for President at 4:35 a.m., EST was: Johnson 61.2 per cent 37,578,821 Goldwater 38.8 per cent 23,852,288 . •}..'. Johnson had won 45 . states with 486 electoral votes. / Goldwater- had won 5 states with "47 electoral votes and was ahead in one state with 5 electoral votes for an indicated total of 52. The vote was from 88 per j cent of the precincts. Underscoring the magnitude of his victory was the fact that Johnson captured about 62 per cent of the total popular vote— better than his mentor and idol, Franlin Delano Roosevelt, was able to do in FDR's highwater mark election of, 1936. The 56-year-old Chief Executive, who had, campaigned on a promise to develop a "great society" at home and strengthen the U.S. position abroad, called his victory a "mandate for unity" in a nation which had been rent by one of the most divisive campaigns in modern history. . *He also called it a tribute to the murdered Kennedy. - Has No Comment Goldwater, who now retires to private life and faces an angry intra-party fight if he seeks to retain control of the GOP, retired for the night without comment. He did promise a statement later .today after he had a chance to analyze the vote. While Goldwater's defeat had been consistently predicted by public opinion polls almost since his nomination in July, the extent of Republican losses in the House of Representatives was the real shocker of the election. The Democrats had won 256 House seats and were leading for 31 others for. an indicated total of 287 in the new Congress —a gain of 30. The Republicans had captured" 114 seats and were ahead for 30 for an indicated total of 144. The makeup of the 86th Congress was 257 Democrats and 178 Republicans. Gain In Senate In the Senate, the Democrats had taken 27 seats. Coupled with 4 holdovers, this gave them an indicated total of 67 seats, or one more than last session. Republicans had won 7 seats and were ahead for one for an indicated total of 33. The outcome of the battle for Congress did not mean Johnson was home free in winning passage of the controversial economic and social programs he deems necessary for jealization of his "great society." He still 1 could expect hard fights on such. issues as medi­ care and. Appalachia. But the outcome did give him an unexpected measure of Democratic strength in the national legislature and he was expected to use all his famed powers of persuasion to swing it his way.! There were some bright spots j for the Republicans. Conspicuous survivors of the (Continued on page 8) I Hubert H. Humphrey Disappointment, Surprise, Mark Voter Reactions A sampling of voter reaction in Tipton today revealed some glad, some sad, and some indifferent over yesterday's election . outcome. However, nearly all were surprised at the show of Democratic strength in the county offices where only one Republican was returned to office. A retired factory worker said he "didn't think it would be a landslide like it was." But his companion, another factory worker, was not surprised, for he'd expected the election to turn out that way. Another factory worker, now on a disability pension, attributed the G.O.P. defeat to "all those lies they told about social security." A housewife and part-time secretary said she had thought all along that Johnson w o u 1 d get in "without a doubt," but'was surprised that Tipton went the way it did. One gloomy lady, a stationery clerk, was very disappointed at the results while a coworker of hers, who had worked at the polls offered only "No comment!" Yet one woman felt she was the only Republican in town. "I haven't seen a one all morning," was her disenchanted comment. Judging by the results there were not as many as in past years,. T.H.S Seniors Hold Mock Election Tipton High School seniors staged a mock election yesterday to vote with their adult counterparts for state, local, and national offices. The student voters went - to the polls as part of'their economic and government classes.-Walter M. Miller and Mrs.' Geraldine Demarre, who teach these classes, said the mock election was the culmination- of. ten weeks discussion on the election process. • The results- indicated the youths' thought quite similarly to their elders, with President Johnson leading the popular vote. Incumbent Senator Vance Hartke, however, barely edged out State Senator Russell Bontrager. Following are the results -of votes and percentage for the winners: Johnson-Humphrey 114—63%. Goldwater-Miller 68—37% Branigan 107—60% Ristine 71—40% Hartke 90—50.5% Bontrager 88—49.5% Roush 106—59% Feighner 74—41% Wheatley 104—57% Hutto 78—43% Mitchell 75—42% Nichols 105—58% Eight Perish In Hotel Fire CHICAGO (UPI)—Eight persons, including five members of one family, died today in a fire that swept through a four-story apartment hbtel building. Mrs. Doris. Mae Stevens and her four children perished in the fire while the father, Theodore Stevens, ran fromthe turn in the alarm. The children were John.- 16, Dennis, 12, Gene, 4, and Pamela Sue, 2. The three other victims from other apartments were Sophia Cohen, 69, James A. Brasher, 62, and Mae Haran, 75. Stevens said he was alerted to the fire when he returned from work as a night janitor and heard a woman from another apartment screaming for help. He said he woke his wife and told her to get the children to safety while he called the fire department. Stevens said he left the apartment and when he returned, smoke and flames prevented him from getting back in. Bars on all the windows in the Stevens apartment prevented them from jumpingtout. Pamela Sue was found huddled against a barred window. About 20. other persons, including two firemen, were injured in the blaze that started in a hall on the first floor and billowed smoke up to the other floors before it was brought under control. Edward Baldwin, a resident on the first floor, told a reporter: • "I woke, up when I heard some girl screaming 'Help. Help.'. I saw smoke. We couldn't go any place." Some of the resident's were injured when they jumped from windows. Others escaped later with the aid of fire department snorkels. Jacobs Winner In Tight Race By RON YOUNGBLOOD United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The belated election today of Andrew Jacobs, Jr.. in the 11th District assured the Democrats a 6 to 5/ edge over the Republicans in the Indianq. congressional delegation. Jacobs, an Indianapolis attorney and son. of a former Congressman, was declare.! winner in a tight race over Republican Don A. Tabbert 16"-: hours after the polls closed. A soecial tabulation of absentee ballots this morning showed Jacobs the winner by a margin Of 3,319 votes—149.531 to 146.212. All incumbents except Rep. Earl Wilson, R-9th, won new two-year terms. Wilson's loss to Lee Hamilton, young Columbus attorney, by more than 10.000 ivotes assured the Democrats of ! a net gain of at least one seat from . Indiana—possibly two i;' Jacobs emerges the winner at Indianapolis. Republicans now have a 7-4 margin. Long before, dawn, the political division of the House seats was 5-5, with the outcome of the Tabbert-Jaeobs tussle riding down to the wire on the basis of absent voter ballots being counted this morning. House minority leader Charles A. Halleck. R-2nd, who his been in Congress since 1935. won by 10.000 votes over pop• corn-dispensing. John C. Raber. former president of the Indiana Farmers Union, to lead five incumbent Republicans on the victory trail. •Other Republican winners were Keps. E. Ross Adair. 4th. by 5,000 votes over Max Ilohbs; Richard Roudebush. 6th. by 12.C00 votes over Prof.. Karl O'Lessker, legislative assistant to Governor Welsh in the lfl:i3 session; William G. Bray. 7th, j by 1C.00O votes over Elden C. I Tipton, and Ralph Harvey, loth . j by a meager 1.203 votes over Russell Davis. Imaer Bow Collision Causes Controversy Police investigated a rear-end collision 'at the corner of Jefferson and East Streets, this morning, involving a city-owned dump truck and an automobile taking five passengers to school. Involved in the accident were j Raymond E. 'Plake, 20, of 107 Maple St., driver of the dump truck, a 1962 Ford, and Rudy E. Thomas, 17, of 217 Oak St. driver of a 1959 Oldsmobile. Thomas and his passengers said Plake's vehicle, after stopping, rolled backwards into theirs. Plake later denied this, claiming the Thomas vehicle rammed him from behind. Damage ' to the Thomas auto was estimated at $30. HIGH AND LOW NEW YORK (UPI) — The lowest temperature reported to the U.S. Weather Bureau this morning, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 17 at Old Town, Maine, and Ely, Nev. The highest reported Monday was 89 at Alice, Tex. SPEEDSTER SLATED -- Russell W. Riddle, 19, of Kempton, - was arrested last night on charges of* speeding after leading Indiana. 1(J ^tate. Trotiper . Richard Jomes "on • a hundred ten mile an hour^cnase over Kempton Road, Normanda Pike, and U. S. 31.. Riddle is slated^ for »a court appearance Nov! 21. isnafe Race By JOSEPH F1NN1GAN United Press International LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Republican senatorial candidate George Murphy was optimistic today about beating incumbent Democratic Sen. Pierre Salinger but declined- to claim victory. Murphy, enjoying a. lead of almost 150,000 votes over the former White House press secretary, told his campaign workers: "Things look very good. I would be extremely surprised if the trend changed. I am extremely pleased. Sen. Salinger said he wants to wait until the absentee ballots are counted before making a statement. I don't blame him. That's proper." In discussing the Senate race. Murphy sajd he felt voters resented the "intrusion" of Salinger who had been absent from his native California for some years. He also said that Gov. Edmund G. Brown's appointment of Salinger to fill the seat left vacant by^ the death of Sen. Clair Engle, D-Calif., "backfired" on Salinger. Governor Brown said that Salinger's strong stand against Proposition 14 to nullify the Rumford Housing Act which prohibited discrimination in housing hurt the Democrat at the polls. Murphy did not make a stand on Proposition 14, which was overwhelmingly approved. FIRES AT BURGLARS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Former race driver. Jack Enslcy told authorities he fired two shots at burglars whom he surprised at his home Monday night. He told police the thieves escaped with furs, 'jewelry and casli 'valued at more than $1,800. The burglars apparently es­ caped'down-a backstairs. "'Ensle'y.said their loot included a.', mink stole'valued at $1,200 and 300 silver dollars.- The burglars broke a sliding glass door leading to the living room.

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