The Manhattan Mercury from Manhattan, Kansas on November 26, 1974 · 16
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The Manhattan Mercury from Manhattan, Kansas · 16

Manhattan, Kansas
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Tuesday, November 26, 1974
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V B8 The Manhattan Mercury Tuesday, November 26, 1974 Governor's race one of closest ever Final results confirm Bennett, TOPEKA (AP) ReDublican Robert F. Bennett defeated Democrat Vera Miller by 3,677 votes in Kansas' Nov. 5 election for governor, the state canvassing board has confirmed. Final, official totals gave Bennett 387,792 votes and Miller 384,115. Bennett and his GOP lieutenant governor running mate, Shelby Smith, received 49.5 per cent of the governor vote, Miller 49 per cent and Prohibition Party Candidate Marshall Uncapher 1.5 per cent. Un-capher received 11,968 votes. The board also confirmed U.S. Bob Dole's re-election over Democrat Bill Roy by 13,532 votes. The final canvass had 403,983 votes for Dole, who won a second six-year term in the Senate, to 390,451 for Roy. Dole drew 50.9 per cent of the vote to Roy's 49.1 per cent. In the attorney general's race, Democrat Curt Schneider won by a final margin of 30,476 votes over Republican Tom Van Sickle, 398,206 to 367,730. Official returns in the five congressional races showed: 1st District Republican incumbent Keith Sebelius 101,565, Democrat DonC. Smith 57,326, American Party Candidate Thelma Morgan 13,009 and Most okay court change TOPEKA (AP) Twenty-three of the Kansas' 29 judicial districts approved a change to a nonpartisan system for selection of district court judges in the Nov. 5 election, the official state canvass says. Among the larger counties giving approval- to the proposition were Johnson, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Reno, Douglas, Riley, Salina and Crawford. Turning it down were Sedgwick, Butler, Ford, Barton, Pawnee and Grant, plus the surrounding counties encompassed in some of those judicial districts. Districts in which voters approved the change will no longer elect district court judges on the election ballot, but will change to a plan under which a local nominating committee composed of lawyers and laymen will recommend two or three persons to fill a vacancy when one occurs. The governor then will pick the new district judge, whose name will go on the ballot every four years for retention or rejection by voters. The official vote by district, with the most populous county listed for identification purposes: District 1, Leavenworth Yes 10,964; no 7,501. District 2, Pottawatomie Yes 7,795; no 7,441. District 3, Shawnee Yes 26,376; no 17,132. District 4, Franklin Yes 12,401; no 9,786. District 5, Lyon Yes 6,934; no 4,985. District 6, Miami Yes 7,799; no 6,292. , District 7, Douglas Yes 14,278; no 7,276. Keeling date WICHITA (AP) A preliminary hearing for Fred Keeling, charged in connection with the Oct. 31 Slaying of a Sedgwick County sheriff's detective and the woiftiding of three other law ' enforcemenlofficers was postponed Monday until T)ec. 9. Keeling is charged with 27 felonies in connection with the shootings. He allegedly shot the four men during an escape from the county courthouse, where he was being held on a robbery charge. A combined hearing on the robbery charges and the shooting case was begun Monday, but Court of Common Pleas Judge Owen Ballinger then decided to separate the oases when it appeared the robbery hearing would Teacher becomes pupil ALTAMONT (AP)-Curtis D. Sides spent 42 years as a teacher and school administrator before his retirement in June. Now he's back in school as a student. Sides retired as vice principal of Labette County High School, where he had served for nearly 25 years, and'' promptly enrolled to take five hours of class a day. During his teaching days, Sides taught general science and mathematics. Now he's studying radio, television, electronics, Spanish and typing. "I always wanted to study what I'm studying now, but never had time. I decided there was no need to go away to a college when the school here offered what I wanted," Sides said. Sides received a degree in electrical Prohibitionist Lorin P. Miller 1,968. 2nd District Democrat Martha Keys 84,864, Republican John C. Peterson 67,650 and Prohibitionist David Scoggin 1,725. 3rd District Republican incumbent Larry Winn Jr. 89,694, Democrat Sam Wells 49,976 and American Ted E. Oakes 2,980. 4th District Republican incumbent Garner Shriver 70,401, Democrat Bert Chaney 61,201 and American John S. Stevens 12,520. 5th District Republican -Incumbent Joe Skubitz 88,646 and Democrat Frank Gaines 72,024. The canvass changed no results from what had been unofficially reported. John Fireden, Miller's campaign manager, said mere are no plans to challenge Bennett's victory. However, he said he likely would confer again with Miller and others in the campaign to discuss the possibility informally. "We're happy the certification is over," Bennett said. "It appeared some time ago this was a formality and that the Bennett-Smith team had won. We've been proceeding on that basis. It's good to have this hurdle behind us." The final news media tabulation District 8, Dickinson Yes 10,942; no 7,736. District 9, Harvey Ye)S 10,012; no 6,975. District 10, Johnson Yes 44,650; no 14,612. District 11, Crawford Yes 19,458; no 17,398. District 12, Cloud Yes 10,088; no 7,316. District 13, Butler Yes 7,561; no 11,758. District 14, Montgomery Yes 6,845; no 5,313. District 15, Thomas Yes 5,507; no 4,828. District 16, Ford Yes 6,517; no 8,068. , District 17, Phillips Yes 7,421; no 6,953. District 18, Sedgwick Yes 35,562; no 39,521. District 19, Cowley Yes 16,208; no 14,269. District 20, Barton Yes 9,843; no 13,401. District 21, Riley Yes 11,263; no 5,968. District 22, Marshall Yes 8,177; no 7,501. District 23, Ellis Yes 7,799; no 5,590. District 24, Pawnee Yes 4,605; no 6,343. District 25, Finney Yes 6,639; no 4,350. District 26, Seward Yes 4,616; no 5,845. District 27, Reno Yes 11,478; no 8,806. District 28, Saline Yes 11,967; no 5,544. District 29, Wyandotte Yes 17,444; no 11,027. postponed take longer than expected. Keeling is charged with aggravated robbery, kkidnaping and two counts of unlawful possession of firearms in connection with the Sept. 26 Robbery of a Wichita Western Auto store. Further testimony on the robbery charge was to be heard Tuesday. The 30-year-old suspect also is charged with the shooting death of Detective Roy Vance Johnson and the wounding of Police Detective" Lloyd Simmons, Sheriff's Civil Deputy Mauro Bott and Patrolman Lewis, Patterson. Other charges from the courthouse shootings include seven counts of kidnaping, aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. engineering from Kansas State University in 1932. "A lot of things have happened since then," he said. "In 1932, we didn't even have television. I wanted to get caught up." Sides, a widower, says his Spanish might come in handy in his travels. Asked how it feels to be on the other side of the desk, Sides replied: "It pushes me to keep caught up. At night, I have to do my homework." How does it feel to sit in class with his former students? "Adults in class aren't new here. The kids are used to it. But they're real nice to me. Oh, they kid me sometimes, naturally, but they're real nice," said Sides, who moved here in 19-50 after serving as principal of a small high school at Soldier, Kan. had given Bennett a 5,510-vote margin over Miller. The official 3,677-vote margin was 1,833 less than that. Miller picked up that difference in four counties net gains for him of 836 votes in Allen County, 520 votes in Ford County, 355 votes in Chase County and 350 votes in Wyandotte County but lost handfuls of votes in other counties. Official returns on five constitutional amendments showed all won overwhelmingly, as reported previously: No. 1, Bingo Yes 499,701, no 210,052. No. 2, Elections Yes 484,399; no 131,159. No. 3, Printer Yes 381,934; no 218,382. No. 4, Legislature Yes 341,392; no 160,420. No. 5, Oaths Yes 490,029; no 79,697. Of the five members of the state canvassing board, three were losers in the general election, one did not seek re-election and only one was a winner. Four of them attended the canvassing board meeting, with Miller in Wichita Monday. As a Union National Customer, you can now add two new features to your Personal Checking Account to make check cashing easier and loans automatic... Our CHECK GUARANTEE CARD not only guarantees each check you write up to $100, but it also serves as important personal Identification. With CHECKING RESERVE you can write checks beyond your balance, and you're covered automatically (up to your specified credit limit). And you pay no finance charge until you use it! When you do initiate your line of credit, it is at an interest rate considerably below many charge cards.. .plus you are covered with FREE Credit Life Insurance. 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Closest race of all was in the 113th House district, which encompasses parts of Barton and Stafford counties in west-central Kansas. Republican incumbent William S. Southern of Ellinwood won that seat by just 32 votes over Democrat Michael J. Starr. Official figures gave Southern 2,514 votes to Starr's 2,482. Republicans also won a close one in the 47th District, which includes parts of Atchison and Jefferson counties in fin ?7eyn Clay Hedrick, Republican state auditor, lost the treasurer's race to Democrat Joan Finney. Final returns gave Mrs. Finney 360,119 votes to 318,534 for Hedrick, 24,883 for American John O. Stewart and 16,785 for Prohibitionist Vearl Zacon. Two other Republican incumbent the northeast part of the state. Republican Kenneth L. Althaus defeated Democrat Larry J. Schrick by 61 votes, 3,386 to 3,325. In the 64th District of Geary County, Republican Harold T. Beninga beat Democrat Hayes B. Beck by 89 votes, 1,854 to 1,765. House Speaker Duane "Pete" McGill, Winfield Republican, had the fourth closest race, beating Democrat Ernest "Ike" Price by 92 votes, 3,455 to 3,363, in District 78, which includes parts of Butler and Cowley counties. The other tight races: 117th District Republican Kalo A. 3? state officeholders won. Insurance Commissioner Fletcher Bell had 440,026 votes to 266,520 for Democrat Dale Barnett and 22,868 for Prohibitionist Robert Blair. State Printer Bob Sanders received 380,030 to 288,762 for Democrat Herb Sherrill and 30,289 for Prohibitionist Charles Green. Hineman beat Democrat Larry D. Tittel by 150 votes, 3,541 to 3,391. 90th District Democrat Kenneth Francisco defeated Republican Mark Wetta by 191 votes, 2,961 to 2,780. 2nd District Democrat Ralph E. Bussman defeated Republican incumbent Richard L. Overman by 199 votes, 2,984 to 2,785. In the only state Senate race, to fill the final two years of the District 19 term in part of Shawnee and all of Jefferson County, Democrat Jim Parrish, a member of the state House, beat Republican incumbent Dana Killinger by 11,902 votes to 6,356. X

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