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The Pocono INwd, The Stroudsbu'rgs, Pa. -- Thurs,, Nov. 6, 1969 Observers see election as body blow to machine politics Harold Swenson HARRISBURG (UPI) - Political observers are reading the results of Tuesday's election as a setback for machine politics in many of Pennsylvania's largest cities, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The organization appears to have suffered in both political parties for despite the victory of incumbent Supreme Court Justice Thomas W. Pomeroy Jr., a Republican, the GOP cannot fairly interpret it as setting a trend which could carry over into next year's election of a governor and U.S. senator. Pomeroy, who carried overwhelmingly Democratic Phila-. delphia, benefited by the fact he is an incumbent and also by the landslide victory of Republican incumbent District Attor- Viet backing seen in governor wins WASHINGTON (UPI) --President Nixon, buoyed by two Republican gubernatorial victories, expressed particular pleasure Wednesday over the GOP triumph in New Jersey as a vote of confidence in his Vietnam War policies. Nixon disclaimed personal credit for the election of Rep. William T. Caliill as governor of New Jersey, ending 16 years of Democratic rule, or A. Linwood Helton's victory in Virginia, where Democrats have been elected for the past 100 years. "The man wins it," said the President, who had campaigned for both GOP candidates last week. But he conceded he was "rather happy" about the results. In New Jersey, he said, Democratic former Gov. Robert B. Meyner "made the -war in Vietnam a straight up-and-down issue" and Cahill got 60 per cent of the vote. "1 thought that was very reassuring in this bellwether state," he said in a television interview (Today- NBC). The President and Mrs. Nixon entertained Cahill, Holton and their wives at the While House luncheon also attended by Vice President and Mrs. Spiro T. Agnew. Although Democratic political leaders- and Sen. Charles E. Goodell, R-N.Y.--disagreed, Republican National Chairman Rogers C. B. Morton went further and said that Nixon's Monday night speech to the nation on Vietnam was a significant factor in the New Man freed, kids nabbed in prank ' PHILADELPHIA ( U P I ) Jack Thomas, 52, jobless father of three children, was released from jail Wednesday and six teenaged neighbors who accused him of handing out Haloween trick-or-trcat apples containing razor blades were arrested for filing a false police report. Thomas, whose wife is i l l , was arrested Haloween night at his home in a low-rent housing project after a 12-year - old gir! told her parents she was given, an apple in which was embedded a razor blade. Thomas was taken before a magistrate who held h i m in $10,000 bail and told him "there should be a whipping post for people like you." After his arrest, his family received threats his house would be burned. Matthew Glelochi, 44, a guard at the project, disbelieved the stories told by the six teenagers and he conducted a private investigation, questioning h i s accusers. When Glelochi got conflicting stories, he went to police a n d Deteclive Capt. Joseph Pearson reopened an investigation. Pearson said one of the girl trick- or-treatcrs told him another girl gave her a razor blade and suggested she take it home to her parents, saying she found it in an apple. Pearson said parents of five other youngsters also notified police of receiving the dangerous apples. He said they also proved false. Thomas was released in $1 bail by Judge D. Donald Jamieson for a hearing at which he officially will be exonerated, Prisoner prayers WASHINGTON (UPI) -Congress completed action Wednesday on a joint resolution declaring Nov. 9 a national day of prayer for U.S. servicemen being held prisoner in North Vietnam. The resolution was sent to the While House for the President's signature on a voice vote in the Senate. 1 ( Jersey and Virginia results; "It seems that the great silent majority of Americans might have done some talking at the polls yesterday," Morton said. Senate GOP Leader Hugh Scott said the elections proved that the parly was truly national and not banking on a so-called "Southern strategy" for victory., "Without the votes the southern strategy rejects, Holton would not have won," Scott said. Political observers noted that party lines were obscured in voting in Virginia, where Democrats were elected lieutenant governor and attorney genera!, and in New York City, where Mayor John V. Lindsay won as an Independent Liberal party candidate after he had been defeated in the Republican primary. The White House declined comment on Lindsay's victory, and Morton could say only that the New York result was "a victory for John Lindsay." The national GOP organization had endorsed state Republican Sen. John J. Marchi, the Conservative GOP nominee, who finished a weak third. Democrats won mayorships in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Ky., Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y., and in a nonpartisan contest in Detroit, where Wayne County Sheriff Roman S. Gribbs defeated Richard H. Austin, the Negro county auditor. Negro Mayor Carl B. Stokes was re-elected in Cleveland. ney Arlen Specter in the Quaker City. With 9,158 of the state's 9,513 precincts counted, Pomeroy had 1,642,216 votes to 1,332,841 for his Democratic opponent, Louis L. Manderino, of Monessen. Specter's victory and that of his running mate state Rep. Thomas J. Gola for Philadelphia city controller is regarded as a defeat for the Philadelphia Democratic organization headed by Mayor James J. Tate. Specter is a former Democrat. Neither party crowing At the other end of the state, neither the Republican nor the Democratic o r g a n i z a tion leaders in Pittsburgh could take much satisfaction from from the result of the mayoralty election. The victory went to Democratic Councilman Peter F. Flaherty, who easily bested Republican John K. Tabor, a cabinet member in the administrations of both former Gov. William \V. Scranton and current Gov. Raymond P. Shafer. Flaherty, a maverick, broke with the Democratic organization in Pittsburgh to wage a successful independent campaign for the Democratic nomination. His margin of victory Tuesday was greater than-that given outgoing Democratic Mayor Joseph M. Barr in his last election. Democrats eould take some comfort in the ease with which Superior Court Judge Harry M. Montgomery was retained on the court in a "yes" or "no" retention vote and also in defeating Republican incumbents in four of the 28 cities in which mayoralty elections were held. Kidnapers kill son of official SAO PAULO, Brazil (UPI)-Unidentified kidnapers have killed the 18-year-old son of an American director of the Brazilian affiliate of Swift Co., Chicago, 111., meat packers, police reported Wednesday. The boy, Patrick E. Dolan, Was kidnaped last week but his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Dolan, had not informed police because of the kidnaper's threat to kill him, police said. They said the parents had paid an undisclosed amount of ransom for the release of their son last weekend. 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