The Daily Plainsman from Huron, South Dakota on November 3, 1948 · Page 1
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Huron, South Dakota
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Wednesday, November 3, 1948
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"Service To SOUTH DAKOTA The HURONITE and THE DAILY Late Forecast Partly cloudy to cloudy, scattered showers tonight, east Thursday. IMVT 35-45, Hiiron 35. Highs Thursday 55-65, Huron 55. VOLUME HURON. SOUTH,DAKOTA. .WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 3. 1948 TRUMAN WINS * * * ress Control * * * *--Margin Smaller ^Than Expected In Too Races Dewey's Lead Is. Less Than That Of 1944; Mickelson, Mundt. Lovre And Case Carried Into Office SIOUX 'FALLS, Nov. 3. (IP) -( South Dakota went Republican by a comparatively scant margin. Predictions that the state probably would be the most Republican in" the Union, as . one poll ' Late Summary Of Voting In South Dakota SIOUX FALLS, Nov. 3. UP) -The vote in South Dakota s general election (Republican candidates listed first): President--17,81 of 1,942 precincts--Dewey 115,506; Truman 104,581; Wallace 2,482. Senator -- 1,777 precincts -Mundt (R) 126,639; Engel (D) 87,467. Governor --1,777 precincts -Mickelson (R) 130,467; Volz (D) Liquor Issues Face Defeat By Close Margins Proposal To Bond State Up To $30 Million Gains Favor Of Voters; Amendments Hold Slight Leads SIOUX FALLS, Nov. 3 (#· -r- South Dakota veterans of World War H were fairly safe today in planning on how. to spend a forecast, went by the boards. . Gov. Thomas E. Dewey carried the state, but his percentage of 55 was short of the 58.6 he polled ·?- in 1944. All Republican candidates appeared certain winners. They included Rep. Karl E. Mundt for U. §·£. Senator, Rep. Francis Case and Harold O. Lovre for congressmen, Gov. George T. Mickelson and the entire slate of constitutional officers. The state voted a S30.000 veterans bonus, incomplete unofficial returns showed. Hoxvever, some of the other special issues were still in doubt. ·School Race Close The superintendent of public =f instruction race between Mrs. Ha- *zel Peterson 'and Harold~S. Freeman was still uncertain. · The percentage of votes cast .for the Republican candidates at the top of the ticket was an indication that there was considerable "scratching" of ballots, especially by independent voters. The race between Lovre and Merton B. Tice for first district Congress was forecast as the closest of the election. Yet, it was f only one percentage point nar- *' rower than that for President Representative first district-1,222 out of 1,321 precincts -Lovre (R) 85,491; Tice (D) 75,467. Representative, second district --511 out of 621 precincts--Case (R) 29,834; Sanders (D) 15,185. Lieutenant Governor--1,569 ou of 1,942 precincts--Terry (R) 99,301; Hanson (D) 73,355. Attorney General--1,569 precincts--Sigurd Anderson (R) 99,538; Walsh (D) 70,315. Secretary of State--1,460 pre- cincts--Riiff (R) 95,898; Magness (D) 71,694. Auditor -- 1,535 Steve Anderson (R) 96,112; Haf ner (D) 69,163. Treasurer- Buehler (R) 68,018. precincts -- 1,528 95,652; -recincts -Abild (D Win S. D. Contests Lands Commissioner --1,512 precincts -- L i n n ' (R · 7 94,DOO Knudtsbn (D) 70,975. '. Utilities Commissioner-- 1,48 precincts; Lindekugel (R) 91,488 Tullis.(D). 66,980. Superintendent of Public Instruction (non-p o l i t i c a l ) -precincts: Freeman, 55,287; Peterson 49,532. Veterans Bonus (amendment 3 --1,191 out of 1,942 precincts--yes 59,957; no 39,654," Liquor-Food Divorscement (ini- ated measure)--1,175 precincts-- jonus. . , The constitutional amendment to permit an indebtedness with which to reward the veterans was adopted by the voters yesterday. Along with it, but with much narrower- margins, were carried four other constitutional amend-1 ments. These included: I Apportionment of legislators on a federal census basis. Permit filling of legislative vacancies by the governor. Permit grazing land lease extensions for five years. Provide for taxing of public shooting areas for county, township and school purposes. Liquor Issues Close Two liquor issues presented to the-electors were Still .in doubt, although ^iti appeared- s'.both'- may lose by"^:snm~margtor. One' was van ^initiated "measure rower than that for President yes 57 826; no 62,567. . Lovre polled about o4 per cent of Li quor Ban (referred law)-the votes. -- 2 n 57- the votes. Percentages of other Republican candidates, subject to slight revision by later returns, included 65 per cent for Case, 61 per cent for Mickelson, and 58 per cent for Mundt Mundt will step up to the U. S. Senate after five terms in "- ^^^ the House of Representatives by virtue of his win over John A. Engel, Avon attorney. ' There he proposes to strengthen and broaden proposals in the Mundt-Nixon bill "to require Communists to register and prohibit them from holding government jobs. Big Job Ahead " In his second term as governor, Mickelson faces tasks greater than when he took -the state government reins two years ago. Among his chores will be get* ting -cooperation from the predominantly Republican legislature "on such things as: _ 1. Finding hew revenues for an expanded highway program. 2. Financing the approved veterans' bonus. - 3, Larger appropriations, for public assistance recipients, educational and other state institutions. : ' 4. Keeping the state apace with Missouri River development. · Mickelson won re-election over the bid of Harold J. Volz, Winner abstractor and novice hi the game of statewide politics. ;· As-- successor, to Mundt, Lovre has-pledged support of a bi-partisan foreign policy, more liberal loans for Gl's^'to help solve the housing .problem and a long- range, federally - financed, soil conservation program. Lovre tripped Merton B. Tice, Mitchell-attorney, who was making his second try for the first district congressional post : "The West Kiver :district rewarded Case for nearly 14 years of service in the congress. He defeated Mrs. Jessie'Sanders, Hi* -iega dude ianch operator, by a ·ubsjtantial "margin, . . i'Tew'persoris could account lor : the narrow- Republican victory. Some observers felt it was due in » degree" to more favorable farm legislation-promised by'the Dem-r f ocrats. 1J58 precincts--yes 52,826; no 57, Amendment A (legislative apportionment)--1,180 precincts -yes 53,882; no 35,437. Amendment B (legislative appointments) -- 1,182 precincts -yes 49,991; no 39,807, Amendment C (school land leases)-- 1,159 precincts--yes 46,056; no 41,883. Amendment D (shooting areas tax)--1,159. precincts--yes 50,838 no 35,022. . - prop'osing to divorce food and beverage. The other was a re' rred law to : regulate the size of quor containers and the age of hiskey: sold. The latter had leg- lative approval in 1947 but the oters apparently rejected it. Passage of the boniis bill will, i effect necessitate .the bonding : the state for an amount neces- ary to make payments. That's ecause the proposal requires that be paid by Dec. 31, 1950, two ears hence." The basis of payment is 50 cents aily for domestic duty and 75 ents- for foreign service. The naximums are $500" and $650, de- ending on the class of service. To be eligible, a veteran must ave been a resident of the state or at least six months immedi- tely prior to his or her entry into le armed forces. Service must ave been at least 90. days be- ween Dec.. 7, 1941, and Sept. '2, Fear 13 Dead InCrackupOf U. S. Superior! LONDON, Nov. 3. (UP)--A U S. Air Force Superfortress crashed in murky weather near Mariches ter today, apparently killing the three officers, and 10 enlisted men aboard. ' " The big bomber, one of the flee stationed in Britain since las summer when the Berlin ^crisis became acute, was reported ti have hit a high bill and burned ""Medical crews sped to the scene of the crash 13 miles southeast o Manchester in north-central Eng land. Authorities reported a 2;000 foot broken ceiling"in the.area. Here's How Issues Stand In Election By The Associated Press At 2:05 p. m : ., EST, Wednesday this is how the national electio*' picture looked: ifOUSC IS DAMAGED IN FHUE THIS MOBNIHG · Considerable damage was done to the-intereior pi the small house occupied by Mrs.:Harry;. Hauck at r !0:15 this morning. Mrs: Hauck received : minor, burns ;iri the fire, which is believed ; to have been caused'by an, explosion of a sene sfoye. The isi located .at the corner; of ; Fifth, and Uli- uois N. W. 1 Truman leadin with 304 electora Presidency: in -28 "states --_ --- -votes in Alabama,'"Mississippi an South "Carolina; and' was^leadih in 'Louisana,: which .has 10~v6tes. .Seriate: Elected--^Democrats -2 (including; ^.present" : Republican seats in -Delaware, Illinois,-..-; Iowa Minnesota,^ Oklahoma, West gihia Yand .Wyoming)";. -Repvibli cans 40. . ' · · - . .- . :'". -' House: Elected--Democrats 24,. (a majority; net gain 66); ; Repub licans, r . 148, (net loss 65); 'Amen bah labor, 1 (loss of 1,'Isacsbn N. Y.) ; . -"Governors. *-».----. 20, including ,. ; eight chairs now held ty"Republicans: in 'Connect! cut; Delaware;; .lUinois,'} Lidian Massachusetts, ? Michigah,' :M6n tana: and Ohio).. Republicans-1 (ihdudhig : one : - hpwilield by:· Democrat in Utah) : In only^gp; ernoijface 1 still in in Wash ington, Republicans; lead. ': GEORGE T. MICKELSON 945. To Set Up Commission Persons meeting the requirements,' even though they rnay iave moved from the state fol- owing the war are ^till eligible or payment.-A commission probably wilTbe named to pass on ap- ilications of all veterans. Veterans who .will receive johus payments probably will not be subject to federal income axes on the benefits. Joy Meyer, internal revenue division chief at Sioux Falls cited a 1919 law covering the subject t said: : . "A bonus paid by a state to its residents who served in the-armed forces during : the war with jrermany does not constitute taxable income to the recipient." Meyer said the same law undoubtedly would apply to the World War II "bonus. Only Three Republicans Able To Survive Demo Sweep In Beadle County Pull Together, Governor Urges No Action in Eviction Cases SIOUX FALLS, Nov. 3. W-Federal rent control offices -do no act in eviction' cases, Area' Direc tor A. C.- DargefT said today. H referred to an incident in Aber deen, in which 24 veterans- anc Iheir families were reported. Mon day as looking lor new "places to live after receiving eviction : no tices.-;; · ···;, ... .'. -'. -··-·: ·;;·?·" '·· ;.' ·' '··.· ·"· ' Tenants /in the Daly" Apartment. atKAberdeeh ;rec£iyed 'the ' notice from' -(the , ; : Iaridlorc£ ; ; Sheldon- F Rieese, -who '-said; ^th^ ^structur would be: reinoy'edi from jthe r enta market: He asserted; tidtli the Dalj andt the ' Westb'oirhei tapartrnerits a Mitchell had been ;lpsiag -money . ;Dargeri noted; that under : a- 19.4 law, la .move; to evict : a '-.tenant . ·' " notlapprpv^d - by t,he;reiit "contro office^ fb'iitj^hether - a-^tenant ,is : t'( -- . - . decision^ '··'. Tiie;- 'procedure - ' \ .in .'.." i i e : ' ' - ^ i s : ' r ' i r ; ' y , - . lanaibrd to Vseirye 60^day "^notice v ; ; Jtas .riot ^^ vacatetd,. it' Ve- comes a : ' jnatter for. ''local i cbur , the: case. - HAROLD O. LOVRE FRANCIS CASE Although failing to roll into office with predicted landslide mar-, gins, the above Republican top-of-lhe-tickei candidates came through with fairly safe,leads in Tuesday's general election voting as ihe iedidus job of counting ballots proceeded through Ihe day. The lineup includes: Gov. George T. Mickelson, re-elected to a second terms Karl E.-Mundl, retiring congressman named to the U S Senate seat vacated by Harlan J. Bushfield; Harold O. Lovre, who will succeed Mundi as South Dakota's first district (east-river) congressman; and Francis Case, veteran west-river solon who was chosen for another term from the second South Dakota district. PIERRE, Nov. 3. -- . j e o r, g e T. Mickelson acknowl- dged today a congratulatory elegram from his defeated Dem- jcratic opponent, Harold J. Volz, dinner. The governor, one of the strongest Republican runners in returns which showed a surge of Democratic strength in the state, said, 'I am deeply grateful for the vote )f confidence I received in the ace of -what appears to have been a r rather close contest in the state jetween Governor Truman. Dewey and lesiueui j-iuiiieui. . While iTam disappointed in the ·outcome in the nation, t f i e people : have : spoken and we should now all join forces, - publicah and Democrat -alike, winging about the peace and prosperity our people so richly ae- rve. - . . ' . . "To party officers, precinct committeemen and Republican work- The majority of Beadle County voters balloted for Democratic ·andidates; . unofficial but complete election returns from all 53 recinctii in the county showed :oday, nraking exceptions only for ;hree Republicans -- Sen.-Elect Karl Miihdt, Gov. George Mickelson and State's Attorney Leo A ?emmey. President Truman received a 'ote of 4375, well above the 3662 B 'iven to Dewey. Mundt had a margin of 200, Mickelson had about 500 to spare and Temmey lad 300 extra. But elsewhere -on he ballot it was all Democratic Merton B. Tice had a good margin of nearly 800 in the Congressional face, over .Harold Lovre in Beadle County. Harold Ristow, 31, upset incumbent H. R. Costain for the state senate seat, by a 500 vote margin. All other Democrat office seekers were successful, County Commissioners and Democrats Sim Schnetzer in the Second District and Ole Olson in- the Fifth District, defeating O. E. Phillips of Hitchcock and Arthur Burger, respectively. Their totals were Schnetzer 531, Phillips 460; Olson 1723, Burger 880. These were the .totals in the; 53 Beadle County preempts, on na- . At - 7.:28 y : Mike 'i CARS COLLIDE . r today ; cars dnven , . 41,-,?51 ,'Jvan- George Reeves S. 22; sell ; :Eawn: -Ridge.: Ave._ collided^ *i; ifl».= intersection . a Seventh St; and Kansas Ave. fa. Jt. Both cars were severely dM^ged butSneither driver .was JiirrtMor rissey was rgoing north.on Kansas arid -Beeves wrest Von -Seventh St when the accident occurrad. [louse Majority [s Swollen To Suge Advantage ncomplete returns Point To Safe Working Margins Ait Voters Spring Upset In Revamping 'Worst' Congress WASHINGTON, Nov. 3. (/P) -Democrats grabbed control of Congress today. The majority in the House approached a landslide. The voters -- in a startling upset -- unseated 50 or more GOP House members, and gave the Democrats a majority in the Sen r ate, as seemingly they decided to revamp the legislative body that Presideiit Truman . called "do- nothing," history's second worst -- even "idiot." If the breath-taking trends continue, the new Congress probably will look something like this: House -Democrats -- 246 seats. Republicans -- 188 seats. American LaEor -- 1 seat. (The GOP controls the 80th Congress House 243 to 185 -with two American Labor members and five vacancies). Senate -Democrats -- 54 seats. Eepublicans -- 42 seats. (The GOP now controls the Senate 51 to 45). Up to 3 p. m. (EST), the Democrats already had turned out six Republican senators in winning 18 of the 33 contested seats. Thej led in six other races. Republi cans' had elected only seven anc were leading in two races. Onlj one third of the Senate's 96 mem bers had elections this year. GOP's Ousted In the battle royal for suprema cy in the House -- the chambe of .Republicans were sure the} couldn't lose -- Democrats har ousted 40 or more Republican and one American Labor partj member, Rep. Leo Isaacson o STew York. Not' one Democrat who stoo for reelection had been turnec down. . Among other personalities, Kep Harold Knutson of Minnesota author of last year's Republican tax-cutting bill, was trailing in lis Minnesota election. He i chairman of the House ways an means committee. Rep. Fred Hartley (R-NJ', co author of the Taft-Hartley labo act did not stand for .reelection His district elected a Democr; to take his place. -. But House Speaker Joseph w Martin, Jr., of Massachusetts, and most other Republican big wheels in the House survived the Democratic oiislaught. These included the Republican leader, Rep. Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, Chairman John Taber (NY) of the appropriations committee Chairman Charles A. Eaton (NJ) of the foreign affairs committee Chairman .Leo E. Allen (111) of the rules committee, Chairman Jesse P. Wolcott (Mich) of the banking committee and Chairman Clifford R. Hope (Kan) of the agriculture committee. Thomas Survives Chairman J. Parnell Thomas of See CONGRESS Page 2 Winners Scoring one of the mosi spectacular upseis in American political history, Harry S. Truman, top, defeated Republican opponenl Thomas Dewey for the presidency in the 1948 general election. President Truman's running male will be Albin Barkley of Kentucky, above. Truman Says Will Work For Better Nation KANSAS CITY, Mo. Nov. 3 (ff) --President Truman promised today" to dedicate himself "to the cause of peace in the world" anc prosperity and happiness a 4 home" as he won one of history; T- . . . Dewey Concedes As Demo Surge Gains Impetus Political Prognosticators Are Sent Reeling As Democrats Elect President, Sweep Congress Control (Editor's Note: Turn to pages 2 and 6 for other news stories covering Tuesday's general election.) By The Associated Press President Truman, in an astounding upset of pre-balloting predictions, today won the presidency. He will have a Democratic Senate and House to work with him. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, his Republican opponent, conceded Mr. Truman's election at 11:15 a.m. EST. At that time, Mr. Truman was leading 28 states having 304 electoral votes. Needed to win are 266 electoral votes. The mid-afternoon tabulation from 118,807 of the country's 135,858 voting units showed the popular vote: Dewey, 18.770,581; Truman, 20.308,873; Wallace, 953.674 ; Thurmond, 750,718; Total, 40,783,846. Dewey was leading in 16 states with 189 electoral votes. Four states with 38 electoral votes had een captured, or were leaning o, states' rights candidate J trom Thurmond. ··-·..- Sends Congratulations James Hagerty, Dewey's press ecretary announced that Dewey ad conceded the election in a elegram to Mr. Truman: It read: "My heartiest congratulations o you on your election and every ood wish for a successful administration, and I urge all Amer- cans to unite behind you in sup- ort of every effort to keep our atioh strong and free and es- ablished peace in the world. The last Republican hope that Dewey might nose out Truman in le electoral vote, even though e was trailing well behind in opular balloting, apparently fad- d with late California returns vhich put Truman in front in that tate. At "the time Dewey conceded, "ruman was leading in or had von the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, lolorado, Florida, Georgia, Ida- See TRUMAN Page 2 m e e m e n a ers for your efforts which made this victory possible, J wishto express my sincerest gratitude. . O eaaie t-ouuiy prtnauuts, uu u«»- 'My' efforts during-, the next two tibnal, state arid, county offices, years ''-· as governor of bur great with the .Republican , candidates state- "will' be to '· increase .and .im- ··-·-- -;·-*--- ~-^- proye .ihe 'efforts of the past wherever possible. ; .; ··' ·"The" problems" of South Dakota farmers,;/ -businessmen, veterans and all our citizens will continue to"' have. iny earnest attention; being listed first: ..... President--Dewey 3662; Truman" 4375; Wallace 71. ; U. S. Seriator-^-Mundt 4030; Engel 3834. "··'.: " U. S. Representative -- Lovre 3480; Tice 4271. ! Governor -- Mickelson Volz 3725. Lt, Gov.-- rTerry .3767; Hanson 3967.'-- '··'-· ;'::" :; - ". . : .. ' - · . " · ; Attorney '·"' General-- -Anderson v - : ' V -,-· .. ; ·-'·. 4267 3672; vWalsh-: 3985; - ., .. : Secretary - : of ; : St ate-i-Riiff - 35 05; Magness 4183. - .: . · ^Auditor-- .Anderson 3668; Hainer 3932. .' ·';" - , . ; . : Treasurer-- -Buehler 3719; Abild Wyoming Picks Demo Senator CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 3. ( --Wyoming elected a Democratic U S Senator and appeared, on trie basis of returns from over five-sixths of its 680 precincts, to have supported President Truman over Governor Dewey. Unofficial returns from 57, precincts today gave Gov. Lester i. Hunt a lead of 9,667 votes over Republican incumbent Sen. E. V Robertson. The governor received 43,673 votes "to fulfill" campaign forecasts he would be elected Robertson got 34,006. The presidential race started out to be a see-saw affair, with Eirst one candidate in the leac and then the other. However, by the time 350 precincts had reported, President Truman had started to take the lead. A total of 575 precincts gav President Truman 39,714 to 37,325 for New York's Governor Thomas E. Dewey, whom observers had expected to carry the state Dewey led President Roosevelt in the 1944 election in Wyoming bj 2,500 "votes. 3879. s«« "COUNTY, TWO 'Representative-at-Large Frank A. ; Barrett was leading former Democratic state "chairman L. G (Pat) Flannery on the basis o returns from 575 precincts. Bar rett. who was seeking his fourth term, received 39,281 votes *35,477 given : Flannery. r reatest upset victories. He promised to "serve the American people to the best of my ability" in the fbux years ahead And he acknowledged the congratulations of his defeated op 3onent, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey jnd commended him for his "finr portsmanship." "I feel very deeply the respon ibility which has fallen to m; ot as the result of the election,' said his simple statement. "I shall continue to serve the American people to thetest of my ability All my efforts will be devoted to the cause of peace in the world and the prosperity and happmes of our people here at home." · And he wired Gov. Dewey, " thank you sincerely for your con gratulations and good wishes Your fine sportsmanship is deep ly appreciated. We jointly owe congratulations to the American jeople who have once agair shown the worth and vitality o our free institutions." As he left the hotel, the Pres ident was asked, "Can you tel us how that Truman poll works? "No, I can't," he said, "whe you win you can't say anythin about it. I'm just happy." Then he said, "Talk to Charli he'll tell all about it." He refer red to Press Secretary Charles Ross. Dewey Says He Witt Not Run Third Time Connecticut Elects Woman To Congres NEW HAVEN, Nov. 3 (£»)--Aft er a lapse of two years, Connect cut returned to its practice o sending a woman to Congress. Mrs. Chase Going Woodhous Democrat, former college-profe. sor, won a House seat in the: sec ond district. She defeated Re; Horace Seely-Brown (R). - ; : Mrs. Woodhouse won the Hous seat in 1944, but lost it to.Seely Brown two' years ago. She is the second woman sen to Congress-by Connecticut Clar Boothe Luce, Republican, preced ed here in 1942. NEW YORK, Nov. 3. (^P)-- Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, after conceding defeat, said today he would not consider running for a third ime "for the presidency. His firm answer, in response to a press conference question, was Only two hours before he had conceded defeat. He sent this telegram to President Truman: . "My heartiest congratulations o you on your election a n d very good wish for a successful administration. I urge all Americans to unite behind you in sup- sort of every effort to keep our lation strong and free and estab- ish peace in the world." By error the telegram was dated Nov. 2. The first question popped at tha lonference was: "What happen- sd?" "I was just as surprised as you are and. I gather that that is hared by everyone in this room," Dewey said; Then he was asked whether ha believed there had been an error in strategy in the conduct of his campaign. Dewey replied in the negative, and said he had talked the situation over with his vice-presidential running mate, Gov. Earl Warren of California. They agreed they had waged a "clean and constructive campaign." he added: "We have no regret in the world." In response to a query as to whether he would seek a third term as governor of New York, he said: "I-have ngr such plans. He denied a report he would" resign his 'gubernatorial post,' dismissing it as "pure fiction." _ He .saiS "he Had no immediate plans "beyond today." '1 am going back to Albany get some sleep for a change," he . "As for political plans, I have no plans."'

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