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a place to Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 101—No. 260 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Wednesday November 4, 1970—Eighteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evenlnf for 50 Cent* Per Week single Copy Galetich Fails in Congress Race Against Scherle Sen. Neu, Rep. Knoblauch Win Re-election Bids Incumbent State Senator Arthur A. Neu, a Republican, and State Representative Charles E. Knoblauch, a Democrat, both won reelection Tuesday in a light Carroll County voter turnout at the polls. Lou Galetich, a member of the faculty at Kuemper High School, carried Carroll County in bis bid to unseat Congressman William J. Scherle (R- Henderson), but it was the only county he carried in the seventh district Congressional race and Scherle won reelection easily. Galetich polled 3,059 to Scherle's 2,522 in Carroll County while winning 13 of the 23 precincts, losing in Jasper, Arcadia, Carroll 1, Grant, Glidden 1, Glidden 2, Richland, Ewoldt, Warren and Union. Sen. Neu carried all three counties in the 14th senatorial district to easily defeat his Democratic opponent, Mr*. Richard Baumhover of Car. roll. His margin of victory was 3,554 to 2,020 in Carroll County, 3,180 to 1,559 in Crawford County and 2,02f to 1,S6f in Monona County. Neu also carried nineteen of the 23 precincts in Carroll County. Mrs. Baumhover was able to carry only Maple River, Pleasant Valley, Roselle 1, and Newton in her unsuccessful bid to unseat the Carroll attorney. Knoblauch recorded a 3,637 to 2,684 win over his Republi* can opponent, Mrs. Frank West of Glidden In the 28th district State Representative race. Knoblauch took Carroll County by nearly 1,000 votes, but lost in the eight precincts of the district in Crawford ,County by the narrow margin of 417 to 393. Knoblauch's margin of victory came by piling up victories in fourteen Carroll County precincts, while trailing Mrs. West in Jasper, Grant, Glidden 1, Glidden 2, Richland, Ewoldt, Warren and Union. Both candidates polled 69 votes in Sheridan. Secretary of State Melvin D. Synhorst was the only candidate other than Sen. Neu to be able to break the Democratic stronghold in Carroll County, Synhorst defeated his Democratic opponent, Sharon R. Robinson, in his bid for reelection 2,673 to 2,462. While the Republicans were being reelected statewide, the unsuccessful Democratic candidates carried Carroll County. Gubernatorial candidate Robert Fulton took Carroll County over incumbent Gov. Robert D. Ray 3,239 to 2,314 while American Independent Party candidate Robert Dilley polled 133 votes. The other vote totals were Minnette Doderer 2.630 to 2,566 for Roger Jepsen in the race for lieutenant governor; 2,575 to 2,405 in favor of Donald Linduski over Lloyd R. Smith in the race for state auditor; 2,706 for William D. Palmer to 2,185 for Maurice E. B a r i n g e r in the state treasurer's race; Kenneth E. Owen over L. B. Liddy 2,832 to 2,333 for secretary of agriculture; and Raymond Walton 2,691 to 2,293 for Richard C. Turner in the race for attorney general. County Treasurer Bernice Williams recorded the highest vote total for county offices, polling 3,905. All the candidates for county offices were unopposed. The other vote totals were 3,822 for County Recorder Ray F. Reicks, 3,801 for County At- torney David Green, 3,594 for Supervisor Jack Thein and 3,55-1 for Supervisor Walter Roster. The County voted 5,006 to 903 to retain all three judges of the 16th Judicial District. The individual vote tabulations were David Harris, 1,832 yes and 194 no, R. K. Brannon 1,685 yes and 370 no, and A. J. Braginton 1,589 yes and 439 no. The vote on amendments was Amendment No. 1, 1,601 yes to 909 no, Amendment No. 2, 1,631 yes to 743 no, Amendment No. 3, 1,379 yes to 1,081 no, and the constitutional convention issue 1,047 yes to 1,263 no. Crawford County Vote for State Representative: Kno- Precinct West blaueh Debit 33 27 Hayes 45 57 Iowa 75 37 Jackson 38 44 Milford 29 27 Stockholm 41 48 Vail 50 90 Westside 106 63 Totals 417 393 The District Vote for State Senator: Baunv County Neu hover Crawford 3,180 1,559 Carroll 3,554 2,020 Monona 2,029 1,566 Totals 8,763 5,145 State Sen. Arthur A. Neu State Rep. Chas. Knoblauch U. S. Rep. Wm. J. Schorl* Administration Overrides History—But Very Little Else An AP News Analysis— By WALTER R. MEARS (AP Political Writer) WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon and the Republicans have overridden history but very little else with the divided verdict of the midterm elections. The White House may find the new, still-Democratic Senate a bit more tractable—but not that much. And a Democratic state house sweep of unexpected magnitude confronts Nixon with an array of practical political problems for 1972. It also gives Democrats crucial strength in the coming struggle over the reshaping of congressional districts to match the 1970 census figures. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Nixon's campaign deputy, said the elections awarded the President "a working majority in the Senate" on ideological lines. He said Nixon agreed with that assessment. It seemed optimistic. The Democratic Senate ma- jority was cut by at least two, and possibly three seats, depending on the outcome in a see-sawing Indiana race. But even ideologically, the outcome was mixed. For example, Rep. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who won a Connecticut Senate seat for the GOP, is not, by the record, a down-the-line administration man. He succeeds Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, a hawkish Democrat who voted with the administration on virtually every question of defense and foreign policy. As Agnew pointed out, a Republican critic of the administration was supplanted in New York by a Conservative—James L. Buckley, a solid Nixon man on defense and foreign policy but likely to differ with the administration on the conservative side of such issues as welfare reform. In Texas, conservative Democrat Lloyd Bentsen takes over a seat now held by a liberal Democrat, and'Agnew cited that as a plus for the administration. Both Agnew and Nixon cam- paigned for Rep. George Bush, the GOP loser. Democrats, in one election day, overturned what had been a 32-18 Republican statehouse lead. This victory could be translated into an organizational base, fund raising potential, political manpower, patronage — the stuff of which White House campaigns are fashioned. For the Democratic presidential prospects, the plurality was the story. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie scored a 63 per cent showing in Maine, big but not towering. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy piled up 63 per cent of the Massachusetts vote, better than the 60 per cent his own men had staked out as their goal to prove he had overcome the political problems raised by Chappaquiddick, but well short of the nearly 72 per cent he commanded in 1964. Hubert H. Humphrey scored his Senate comeback in Minne- Analysis . . . See Page 2 Governor, 6 Incumbents Returned- Ray Leads Iowa GOP Sweep DES MOINE (AP) - Gov. Robert D. Ray parlayed his hold-the-line stance on state taxes into another two-year lease on the Iowa Statehouse for himself and his six incumbent Republican executive officers Tuesday. Ray, who campaigned in 1968 on a promise not to raise state taxes and kept the promise through his first term, led the Republican state ticket to a general election sweep over the Democratic slate, led by former Lt. Gov. Robert D. Fulton of Waterloo. Des Moines businessman Robert D. Dilley, 43, finished a distant third in his American Independent Party candidacy for the governorship — but managed to pull the 2 percent of the vote needed to get his party officially recognized and qualify it to place candidates on the 1972 primary ballot. Re-elected to two-year terms along with Ray Tuesday were Lt. Gov. Roger W. Jepsen, Secretary of State Melvin D. Synhorst, Atty. Gen. Richard C. Turner, Secretary of Agriculture L.B. Liddy, State Treasurer Maurice E. Baringer and State Auditor Lloyd R. Smith. Ray, 42, had been favored all through the campaign over Fulton, 41, of Waterloo, who was lieutenant governor from 1965 to 1969 under Harold Hughes, now a U. S, Senator. Fulton threatened briefly as early returns trickled in, but Ray moved into the lead as the number of precincts reporting passed the halfway mark and was never headed from then on. With returns from all but two of Iowa's 2,520 precincts, Ray had 401,864 votes for 51.0 per cent of the total, with Fulton at 367,038 for 46.6 per cent. Dilley was^a distant third with 18,439 votes for 2.3 per cent—enough to get his party officially recognized. Fulton carried only 20 of the 90 counties with complete returns in, and led Ray in only two of nine with precincts still to report. The total vote was expected to be just over 780,000, less than half the state's eligible voter population and the lowest num- ber of lowans to vote in a general election since 1946. Fulton, waiting it out in his hometown of Waterloo, called Ray at the governor's mansion shortly after midnight to concede defeat, congratulated him on winning re-election and pledged his help for the next two years. A few minutes later the governor, decked out in a double-breasted blazer, checked slacks, a pastel shirt and striped tie, appeared before 200-plus cheering supporters in the ballroom of a downtown hotel to claim the. victory officially. Dwarfed by a red-and-gold billboard-sized campaign poster prophetically proclaiming him "The Governor for Iowa," the life-sized chief executive ex- pressed his gratitude to the voters for re-electing him and the rest of the Republican ticket. "We can promise the people of this state the same kind of approach we've taken to government this past two years," Ray said. "Many people voted for us, and we are not going to let them down." As elaborated during his campaign, that approach means living within the means of state government, setting priorities and shifting available funds to meet them— as opposed to what he labeled the "tax and spend" philosophy of Hughes and the Democrats whom he succeeded in 1969. And though Ray did not State ..... See Page 4 Demos Repel GOP Senate Drive * * * * * Keep Hold on House, Grab Key Governorships WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats laid the basis for a strong 1972 presidential challenge with startling successes in governorship contests while repelling President Nixon's drive to capture control of the Senate. For the ninth straight election, Democrats won control of both houses of Congress. They added a handful of seats to their House margin and dropped a couple in the Senate as Republicans succeeded in sharply reducing the normal Senate and House midterm losses for the Unofficial County Election Returns (For Contested Offices Only) Compiled by The Daily Times Herald £ Q C/5 * i 1 1 I I 2 Ci ca W I « i IS «. 2 -I r»^ I Jl 3 if 051 1 CO Jasper Sheridan Kniest Wheatland Arcadia Maple River Carroll 1st .... Carroll 2nd .. Carroll 3rd .... Carroll 4th .. Grant Glidden 1 Glidden 2 Richland PI. Valley Roselle 1 Roselle 2 Washington .. Ewoldt Warren Eden Newton Union 801 41| 611 75| 271 111 85| 152| 671 129| 46 266 127| 289! 2701 355! 135! 2621 1711 400| 441 40 201| 1181 34! 191 36| 27| 19j 1251 411 1121 35! 911 39! 631 42! 36! 250! 2351 69! 123| 471 1131 2491 1961 3| 21 4! 41 51 41 83 35| 671 59| 36| 93| 1031 104! 811 95| 1171 50 3] 289! 2311 171 311! 2901 4| 1451 2201 1981 3251 48| 301 215! 93! 35! 161 44! 19| 31! 102! 39 89! 48! 601 34) 611 471 301 7| 263 1931 71 821 93| 9! 46! 991 13! 2711 1761 83| 33| 661 59| 381 861 1091 98! 79| 90! 53 109 3001 210! 3131 2701 1531 207! 1941 323! 461 28! 2241 81! 411 10| 431 21! 36! 95! 46! 82! 56! 54 401 551 53! 251 295! 1741 881 89| 451 96! 2721 167! 80| 28| 59| 62| 301 93! 92| 1001 68! 98| 46| 112! 272! 2261 298! 278! 1221 223| 164| 339| 40! 33| 216! 88| 381 10! 46| 171 33| 91! 411 90i 40! 55! 351 56! 431 29! 256! 1881 73| 951 451 911 268! 173! 33| 64| 75| 58| 261 99! 83| 1041 59| 991 811 68| 35| 85| 83| 38| 1181 441 262! 2311 266| 266| 301| 2621 120| 2261 1291 1451 348| 1511 37| 341 421 2011 96! 2011 391 111 391 42! 21| 421 25! 981 28 23! 96! 351 35| 59' 37! 31| 57! 34| 36| 321 50! 2401 1961 2471 571 104! 661 32! 981 52! 2551 1811 256 32| 83| 29| 62! 61| 63| 931 31| 94| 1321 81| 112| 93! 70| 90| 122! 411 114| 2481 260| 2461 3251 2671 3161 2301 116| 228| 3581 1571 3411 321 46| 28| 104! 2091 161 401 231 421 108 36| 1021 371 691 371 59! 301 271 45| 203! 2651 1781 55! 1021 07 91 211 97| 88| 611 58| 35| 97 471 93| 188! 2471 1941 93| 26| 87| 621 711 961 351 1071 84| 99| 1321 164| 1001 98| 117! 55| 1221 78 2751 2651 410! 2661 366| 4531 117! 2751 2241 137! 4391 3241 46| .42! 581 212| 103| 2431 40| 131 46| 441 231 521 43| 1051 66| 43| 1121 671 471 861 811 46| 59! 551 621 21! 621 296! 1831 3041 791 115! 1251 52! 119! 75! 273! 1771 2831 30! 85| 32 43 691 69 62| 22| 121 72| 58| 165 761 801 111 103| 51| 128 138| 2251 317 190| 2481 381 1651 1061 287 2481 1351 437 28| 46| 43 711 2261 91 81 431 10 141 531 16 42 103 311 120 89 71 171 581 23 1701 2671 188 751 531 138 881 371 12 1681 2581 180 79 83 49! 42 431 321 TOTAL 1231413239! 133|2S(i6|2«30|2673!2462|2405|2575|2185|2706|2333!2832l2293l26fil|2522|3059|3554l2020l2267|3244 party in the White House. But the Democrats more than made up for the congressional standoff by regaining the governorships of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota, plus enough smaller states to win 'a majority of state houses for the first time since the 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson landslide. In many Senate and House contests, traditional Democratic economic appeals plus the strength of incumbency proved more powerful than the Republican "law and order" campaign ed by Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. But local issues, particularly taxes, dominated many governors races. At the Western White House in San Clemente, Calif., Nixon was reported by press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler to be very pleased with the results. Republicans, he said, had "turned the trend of tradition" by reducing normal White House losses in midterm congressional elections. Agnew, speaking at Republican headquarters in Washington, said the results gave Nixon "a working majority" in the Senate of pro-administration Republicans and Southern Democrats. He said he wished the GOP had done better in governorship contests. For the Democrats, nationa Chairman Lawrence F. O'Brien said Nixon and Agnew "woulc be hard put to call this anything but a defeat. Tonight we fine the Democratic party a majori ty party in America." The biggest Republican names among the governors, Ronald Reagan of California and Nelson A, Rockefeller •f New York,/were easily reelected in the nation's two largest states. But elsewhere, the GOP los heavily in the races for state houses. Two big names amonj Southern Republicans—Govs. Winthrop Rockefeller of Arkansas and Claude R. Kirk Jr. of ^lorida—were unseated by 'new look" Democrats Dale Jumpers and Reubin Askew. In Wisconsin, Democrat Patrick Lucey ended six years of Republican domination by defeating Lt. Gov. Jack Olson for governor. In Ohio, John J. Gilligan rounced Republican Roger loud in the wake of a loan scandal that split GOP ranks. To the east, millionaire Democrat Milton J. Shapp won his second bid for Pennsylvania's governorship by defeating Lt. Gov. Raymond Broderick. The gubernatorial victories gave the Democrats at least 26 state houses, a solid base for the 1972 presidential drive just as GOP successes in 1966 helped Nixon's successful effort two years ago. Nixon and Agnew's strenuous campaign efforts—the President campaigned in 23 states, the vice president in 32—bore fruit in only a handful of Senate races. In Tennessee, veteran Democratic Sen. Albert Gore, an opponent of the Vietnam war and labeled by Republicans as their No. 1 target, lost his seat to GOP conservative Rep. William E. Brock III. In Indiana, in a race Republicans had considered one of their top hopes, Democratic Sen. Vance Hartke clung to a lead ol less than 2,000 votes over Rep. Richard Roudebush with more than 90 per cent of the votes counted. In Agnew's home state of Maryland, liberal Democratic Sen. Joseph D. Tydings was upset by Republican Rep. J. Glenn Beall Jr., a Nixon supporter and the son of the man Tydings unseated six years ago. Rep. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., a moderate Republican, won in Connecticut's three-cornered Senate race in which the Democratic incumbent, Thomas Dodd, lost as an independent. And in Ohio, Rep. Robert Taft Jr., son of the man known as National ... See Page 2 Schwengel Wins Tight Race; Scherle Romps to Victory By The Associated Press The seesaw battle for Iowa's 1st Congressional seat in Tuesday's general election caught veteran Republican Fred Schwengel by surprise as he wias nearly toppled by a freshman from the Iowa House. "I really thought we'd win by a wide margin," Schwengel saic .of his hard fougtot battle with Democrat Edward Mezvinsky finishing his first term in the Iowa legislature. With all but a few precinct: still out Schwengel held a slim lead over the Democrat. The 14 year veteran of the House o Representatives led Mezvinsk; 59,662 to 58,995 with five of the 311 precincts still not reporting Mezvinsky finally conceded thi race Wednesday morning am sent a telegram to Schwengel "I want to congratulate you and wish you well in the coming ses sion of Congress. Beat re- gards." Another challenger, Lee Fostir of Bettendorf, ran a distant hard for the American Independent party. Schwenged declined to make a victory statement until the final returns were in. Of the seven Iowa eengree* sional seats up for grabs, all were retained by the incumbents with only the 1st and 2nd District contest* drawing major notice, Democrat John Culver of Cedar Rapids won a fourth term as representative from the 2nd District, with his widest margin to date, more than 60 per cen of the vote in the precincts. And in doing so Culver turnet back a Nixon administration bi< to have him replaced by Republican Code McMartin of Cedar Rapids, a newscaster for 2 years Voters in Culver's dittrtet ••> patently decided to reject a suggestion from Vice President Spiro Agnew that Culver should be denied a trip back to Washing- on because he was a "radical liberal." Agnew was one of a number >f high ranking Repub* ioans who endorsed McMartin'i in* political bid. In the five other Congreseioi* al races, all but one held by Re. publicans, the incumbents took dear vctories. Neal Smith, 50, an Attoona Democrat eased to his wventti term as representative from Congressional.. See Page I Area Forecast (Mere Weather en Page a) Clear and colder Wednet day night, lows 25 to 30. Fair and warmer Thursday, highs lower 50s. Rain chances in per cent: S Wednesday night, neat* wro Thursday.

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