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Editors Of The Free Press?
VOL. XLIII No. 39 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 1932
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ins in emocrat Landslide;
Go 0. P. Loses
Entire Republican Ticket
Below Governor Totters;
Only A Few Continue
With Slender Leads
Upstate Contest Is Close;
Wayne County Returns
Awaited For Final Tilt
Of Balance Either Way
DErROIT, Nov. 9.-(Wednesday)
--()-A Democratic hurricane of
proportions unparalleled in state his-
tory swept Michigan in Tuesday's
With nearly one-sixth of the pre-
cincts reported early Wednesday
morning it was evident that Gover-
nor Wilber M. Brucker had been de-
feated. So fierce was the onslaught
that it appeared likely that Michigan
would break itsoldestntraditions and
for the first time since the birth of
the Republican Party give its vote to
Entire Slate Totters
The entire state ticket below gov-
ernor was tottering. While some in-
cumbent officers held to slender leads
the threat of a Democratic landslide
in Wayne county made -the position
Early returns indicated that in ad-
dition to upsetting all political prece-
dent the state would turn back upon
prohibition. Long known as one of
the driest of dry states, Michigan
adopted the constitutional amend-
ment in 1916 providing for absolute
prohibition of the sale or manufac-
ture of liquors. In meager returns
of yesterday's election, a proposal to
reinstate local option was given a
three to one majority.
With 633 precincts, Governor
Brucker was trailing his Democratic*
opponent with 120,153 to 135,878.
The presidential race in Michigan
was a nip and tuck affair. As the
count progressed first President Hoo-
ver and then Franklin D. Roosevelt
took the lead. In 659 precinctsethe
late standing was: Hoover 146,722;
The closeness of the upstate con-
test pointed to Wayne County for
the final decision. As an indication
of the way the straws were blowing
in that metropolitan area the first
precincts to report were for Roose-
DETROIT, Nov. 8.-()-The Red-
White-and-B l1u e a n t i-Prohibition
amendment to the State Constitu-
tion ' was receiving overwhelming
support in scattering out-state re-
turns early this morning.
With 91 of the state's 3,417 pre-
cincts reported, the vote for adoption
was more than 2%1/ to 1.
Four other amendments were fav-
orably received in the few out-state
precincts. The proposal to limit tax
levies on real estate to $15 per $1,000
valuation had 20,237 for and 13,187
against In 82 'precincts.
The referendum on the State oleo-
margarine license law was buried,
22,341 against to 9,026 for in 84 pre-
Lieut.-Gov. Luren D. Dickinson led
Allen E. Stebbins (Dem.) with 94,-
358 votes to 91,086 in 517 precincts.
For State Treasurer Lawrence had
Sti ashing' Victory
Gives Roosevelt Presidency
Democrats Gain Majorities
In House, Senate; May Set
Record For Electoral Vote
Many States To
Six States Sure, 22 More
Show Democrat Leads
In Early Returns
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.-(Wed-
nesday)-UP)-Democratic victory in
a big majority of the 35 guberna-
torial contests 'was indicated early
today on the basis of incomplete re-
The Democrats had elected 6 of
their candidates and were leading in
22 other states shortly after 1 a. m.
Republicans had won definitely.
in only one state and were leading
in three others. Governor Stanley C.
Wilson of Vermont (Rep) was re-
The Democratic governors elected
are J. M. Futrell in Arkansas; George
White in Ohio; Wilbur H. Cross inJ
Connecticut; Eugene Talmage in
Georgia; Joseph B. Ely in Massachu-
setts, and Herbert Lehman in New
York. Louis J. Brann was elected'
Democratic governor in Maine in
The 35 governorships are now fill-
ed by 18 Democrats;15 Republicans,
and one Farmer-Labor.
Republicans were leading in Kan-
sas, New Hampshire, and Wyoming.
Democrats led in Arizona, Colo-
rado, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho,
Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska,New Mexico, North Caro-
lina, North Dakota, Rhode Island,
South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah, Washington, West Virginia,
McNutt Has Lead
Paul V. McNutt, (Dem.) had a
substantial lead over Raymond S.
Springer in Indiana for a governor-
ship now filled by a Republican.
Henry Horner was far in the van of
Len Small (Rep.).
In Wisconsin, A. G. Schedeman
(Dem.) jumped into the lead over
Walter J. Kohler (Rep) who defeated
Gov.,Philip LaFollette in the primar-
DALLAS, Tex., Nov. 9.-(Wednes-
day)-(IP)-The Texas election bu-
reau at 1 a. m. today estimated that
Mrs. Miriam A. Ferguson (Dem.)
had defeated Orville Bullington
(Rep.) for governorship of Texas by
a plurality of from 160,000 to 180,000.
Student Council Limits
Campaign expenditures in class
elections will be limited to $20 in the
future, according to a motion to that
effect which was passed last night
by the Student Council. This action
was taken after reports of large cam-
paign bills by the parties in this
year's class elections.
Freshmen literary elections were
postponed until Tuesday, Nov. 15, it
was announced last night by the
Council. Senior Business Adminis-
tration elections will take place at
5 p. m. tomorrow in room 206, Tap-
pan Hall. All candidates must pre-
sent elgibility slips before their nom-
inations will be accepted.
(By Associated Press)
The people have voted for a change at Washington.
By a popular and electoral plurality the Democrats have established
a new high record, they have elevated Franklin D. Roosevelt to the presi-
The Republican reverse, one of the greatest in this generation for
any party, apparently has put both the Senate and the House in the hands
of the Democrats by wide majorities.
President Hoover, watching the mounting returns, turning with in.
creasing favor to his opponent in 40 states, sent to Gov. Roosevelt shortly
after midnight this telegram:
tI congratulate you on the opportunity that has come to you to be
of service to the country."
The President-Elect shortly before had told workers in the New
York party headquarters:
«I hope all of us will do what we can to restore this country to pros.
The Roosevelt sweep, carrying him to the White House as the third
Democrat to sit there since the Civil War, carried, to victory many a
minor candidate for state and Congressional office and rocked some of
the principle Republican strongholds in the country.
Home again fr the first time in nearly four years, President and
Mrs. Hoover received the discouraging reports in Palo Alto, Calif., There
they cast their votes late in the day.
The President had continued his aggressive campaign of the last
few weeks right up to the last, addressing throngs which gathered to
welcome him in San Francisco. He told the crowd economic conditions
had improved to such an extent as to enable him to vote at home among
Jubilation reigned at the Democratic headquarters in New York,
where national leaders of the party were gathered around the new Presi.
Early in the night James A. Farley, national committee chairman,
predicted a Roosevelt plurality of more than 10,000,000.
Roosevelt voted during the day at Hyde Park, his home. Later he
motored to the city and with bluecoats fencing him from the boldly
;urious settled down in a private office at headquarters to read the returns.
'here he was joined by Alfred E. Smith, the 1928 nominee, brown derby
aslant and with a face alight with a happy grin. When the returns became
2onclusive, the governor summoned party leaders together and thanked
them for their support.
He termed the election result a "great liberal victory."
When President Hoover conceded that the day was lost, Gov. Roosevelt
was leading in all but seven states, with an electoral count of 442. The
Hoover states at the time were Michigan, which had been wavering back
and forth through the compilation, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Vermont,
New Hampshire, Maine, and Delaware.
Kentucky does not begin counting until tomorrow, but its vote has
been conceded to the Democrats. Barring upsets, it would raise the total to
453, or 9 more than the record Hoover set in 1928.
In California 499 districts out of 10,547 gave Hoover 36,916 and Roose-
In Colorado 163 precincts out of 1,549 gave Hoover 10,902 and Roose-
Connecticut with 141 districts out of 169 reported gave Hoover 266,549
and Roosevelt 264,626.
Delaware with 50 of its 226 districts reported gave Hoover 7,671 and
Illinois, with 3,003 of its 7,222 precincts reported, gave Hoover 874,923
to Roosevelt's 1,252,706.
Indiana, of Hoover's 3,691 districts, 867 had reported for Hoover 230,-
188 and Roosevelt 284,371
Iowa, Hoover's birthplace, gave the President 101,226 to Roosevelt's
144,344, with 621 of its 2,435 districts reported.
Kansas, home of Vice-President Charles Curtis, gave the Hoover-Curtis
ticket 75,971 votes to 92,617 for a Roosevelt-Garner ticket, with 568 of its
2,676 districts heard from.
Maine, with 598 of its 632 districts reported, was back in the Republican
fold with 162,637 votes for Hoover against 125,381 for Roosevelt.
Massachusetts, of Hoover's 1,707 districts, 982 were reported, showed
340,231 for Hoover and 401,544 for Roosevelt.
Minnesota was in the Democratic column with 85,347 Roosevelt votes
against 61,979 for Hoover, with 339 of its 3,716 districts reported.
New York gave an almost unprecedented plurality to its governor, who
had a total of 2,408,574 against 1,748,532 for Hoover with 7,974 of its 8,837
Ohio also apparently was going for Roosevelt with 178,037 votes counted
for him against 157,316 for Hoover in 1,354 of the state's 8,678 districts.
Pennsylvania adhered to its traditional Republicanism, giving Hoover
612,080 votes against 509,244 for Roosevelt in 3,483 of the 8,199 districts.
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
Lackey, Karlson, Healey
And Carpenter Win As
Voters Follow Tickets
State Street's political machine
yesterday proved flawless again when
the sophomores of that party carried
the class election by a margin of
more than 62 votes, giving them three
consecutive victories in class elections
All candidates on the State Street
party were swept into office as the
voters held closely to party lines. Jo-
seph Lackey, Sigma Chi, is the newly
elected president, while Georgina
Karlson, Mosher-Jordan, received the
office of vice president.
Kathleen Carpenter, Betsy Barbour
and Delta Gamma, and Jack Healey,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, were elected
to the offices of secretary and treas-
Leaders of the Washtenaw party
distributed pluggers with names of
sororities which had not pledged
their support to the party. Inves-
tigation showed that several so-
rorities and fraternities were listed
as pledged supporters of the Wash-
tenaw ticket, but they were actually
pledged to the State Street party.
Of Senate, House;
Old- Timers Beaten
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.-(P)--Can-
didates favoring repeal or modifica-
tion of the Eighteenth Amendment
were shown to have been elected in
large numbers on the basis of returns
early today which also had piled up
big initial majorities for anti-Pro-
hibition measures before the voters in
Using answers to anti-Prohibition
organization, questionnaires as a base
these returns showed that of 136
members elected to the new House,
103 either were for repeal or submis-
sion of a revised amendment, seven
were for Prohibition, and the views
of 26 were not definitely known.
Of the 12 Senators definitely elect-
ed before 1:30 this morning, nine
were for repeal, two are dry, and the
stand-of the other had not been re-
Robert P. (Bob) Shuler, Prohibi-
tion candidate for the Senate in Cal-
ifornia, was polling a big vote and
was even running ahead of the repeal
Republican candidate, Tallant Tubbs.
William G. McAdoo, the Democratic
candidate, however, was leading the
field. McAdoo stands on the Demo-
cratic repeal platform.
The new Senator and House mem-
bers were divided this way, still us-
ing the anti-Prohibition organiza-
tions' classifications as a base:
Senate-Democrats for repeal 9;
Democrats dry 2: unknown. Renub-
Lead Over Lehr
In Early Count
Washtetnaw County Vote
Shows Large Republican
Advantage In Towns
Earl C. Michener of Adrian early
today appeared to be sure of retain-
ing his seat in the House of Repre-
sentatives although returns from the
home county of his Democratic op-
ponent, John C. Lehr, Monroe, were
In Washtenaw county, the race for
county offices was very close with
the Democrats leading in the rural
sections while the Republicans held
a slight lead in first returns from
Ann Arbor and a large advantage in
complete results from the city of
The closest race is for the office
of county clerk in which Claramon
L. Pray, Republican incumbent is
leading his Democratic' opponent,
Harry Atwell, 10,476 to 10,289. Rob-
ert L. Cavanaugh, Democratic, can-
didate for prosecutor, is trailing Al-
bert J. Rapp, Republican incumbent,
10,946 to 7,592. In the race for pro-
bate judge, latest figures show Jay G.
Pray, Republican, leading William
Murray, Democrat, 11,134 to 8,040.
Earl Michener. Republican repre-
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