' THE MICHIGA DAILY WEDNEs
MAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1940
The Champ's Running Mate
Takes I11 States
Last Minute Election Results
(Continued from Page 1)
ticket. In his rural home in Oregon, he issued a statement congratulating
President Roosevelt and Henry Wallace, second man on the Democratic
ticket, and said:
"We ar. a united country. The two-party system is secure. We shall try
to afford Mr. Roosevelt and his associates a worthy and vigilant opposition."
Besides definitely carrying New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island,
Mr. Roosevelt held leads in such states as Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and
many others with important weight in the electoral college.
One of the more exhilarating races was in Willkie's native Indiana.
Hoosier-land was giving a slim margin to Willkie with less than two-thirds
of the returns counted.
The Democrats as expected, clinched their control of the United States
Senate early. With 49 seats in that chamber necessary for a majority, they
had won at least 9 of the contests decided early today. These 9, added to
their present hold-over membership of 44, gave them a total of 53. The
Republicans had elected three to add to their hold-over strength-of 15.
Control of the House was still in doubt. Democrats had elected 168 of
the membership of 435 and Republicans had clinched 59 seats. An American
Laborite had captured one and an Independent one, leaving 206 still un-
As always, small communities vied with each other to be first to report
their returns. Sharon, N.H., was in soon after midnight Tuesday morning,
with. 24 votes for Willkie and 7 for Roosevelt. Promptly, Chairman Edward
J. Flynn of the Democratic National Committee issued a statement saying
the Sharon figures gave Roosevelt an increase of four per cent over the
1936 vote there. If this increase were carried out generally, he added, it
would give the President a popular vote of 30,000,000.
Late in the day scattered Missouri precincts which went Democratic in
1936 showed 2,358 for Willkie and 2,372 for Roosevelt. The Gary, Ind., Post-
Tribune said Roosevelt was leading by approximately 1,100 to 800 in indus-
trial Lake County. Twelve precincts in Denver, a city which Roosevelt swept
two-to-one four years ago, reported 347 for Willkie and 320 for Roosevelt.
The two principals in the contest voted at a comparatively early hour.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking an unprecedented third term
in the White House, ballotted at the Town Hall in Hyde Park. He was ac-
companied to the polls by his mother, Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt, and
Wendell L. Willkie, challenger of "The Champ," as he once called Mr.
Roosevelt, voted in New York City, with Mrs. Willkie. Their son, Philip, too
young ,to vote, went to the polls with them.
When they arrived there was a long line of voters waiting their turn
at the machines and Willkie expressed an intention to take his place at the
end of the queue. But they would have none of that. They shouted that
he should precede them and vote immediately.
He answered the election clerk's inquiry as to his occupation with a
terse: "Lawyer," and smiling told a radio announcer he was voting "straight
Republican " Then, into a microphone, he said:
"I hope everybody, irrespective of how they vote, votes today. The right
to vote is both a duty and a privilege and should be exercised by every
American qualified. Thanks to all the people for the generous reception
given me wherever I have been in this crusade."
Batteries of cameras and lights awaited both Willkie and the President
at their voting places. Mr. Roosevelt entered the Town Hall, stepped up to
a railing and, addressing the election board in general, said:
"Good morning, how is everybody?"
"Fine. Name please," Mrs. Emma Crapser, chairman of the board
"Franklin D. Roosevelt."
The customary question as to Mr. Roosevelt's occupation, which he always
says is that of a farmer, was omitted.
Fair weather prevailed over the greater part of the country, but in some
of the heaviest population centers there was rain and, at some points, snow.
Rain fell at one time or another during the day over much of Ohio, Illinois
and Michigan. There were snow flurries in Wisconsin and Minnesota as
well as rain Elsewhere in the Central States there were showrs.
Nevertheless, dispatches reported citizens disregarding the elements to
stream to the voting booths.
HYDE PARK, N.Y.-After keeping Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts,
an eye on election returns until they Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,
showed him leading in his race for a Montana, Nevada. New Hampshire,
third term in 40 states with 447 elec- New Mexico, New York, North Caro-
toral votes; President Roosevelt went lina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn-
to bed at 2:35 a.m. (EST). sylvania, Rhode Island, South Caro-
"Things look prfectly fine," he told lina, Tenneesee, Texas, Utah, Vir-
neighbors earlier in a brief speech ginia, Washington, West Virginia,
from the portico of his country home. Wisconsin, Wyoming.
* Willkie was leading in states with
NEW YORK--President Roosevelt an aggregate electoral vote of 98, as
won his home state, with its 47 elec- follows:
toral votes, by a plurality of approxi- Colorado. Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
mately 200,000 votes. Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jer-
Returns from all save 141 of the sey, North Dakota, South Dakota,
9,319 election districts gave Mr. Vermont.
Roosevelt 3,206,898 and Wendell Will-
cicl,, 7 , .
SALEM, Ore.--Senator Charles
L. MeNary, Republican Vice-Presi-
dential candidate, conceded defeat
at 10:40 p.m. (PST).
NEW YORK-Wendell L. Will-
kie retired at 1:30 a.m. today after
announcing that he would have no
furtlier statement on the election
until he awakened.
Honolulu, Nov. 6-U-P)-Proponents
of Hawaiian statehood took a small
lead in a territorial plebiscite. Early
tabulations showed 1,176 yes votes
to 804 no, in returns from 22 scat-
tered precincts on four islands.
The plebiscite constitutes no legal
mandate, but simply expresses the
will of the territory's 412,000 resi-
dents, of whom 83,312 are registered
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.-(A)-
The popular vote for president,
compiled by the Associated Press
at 4:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), from
84,739 of the country's 127,245 vot-
ing units was:
NEW YORK,-The fate of the tri-
umvirate singled out for criticism by
President Roosevelt in two of his
campaign speeches - Martin, Bar-
tin and Fish - was split two-to-one
That of Martin (Rep. Joseph W.
Martin, jr.. of Massachusetts, Repub-
lican National Chairman) appeared
to be successful, for he piled up a
heavy lead in the first returns of
his race for reelection.
That of Barton (Rep. Bruce Bar-
ton of New York, Candidate for U.S.
Senator from New York) was cer-
tain -- he conceded defeat.
That of Fish (Rep. Hamilton Fish,
jr., of New York) was certain - he
* * *
ROME, Fascist political circles
today described the indicated re-
election of President Roosevelt 'as
"reaffirmation of American policy,
which was expected.
Associated Press returns on the
6 seats in the United States Senate,
compiled to 2:15 a.m., Eastern Time
tatives, compiled to 5:45 a.m., East-
ern Time, showed:
Democrats elected 193. (Present
Cong., 258; Vacancies, 3)
Republicans elected 89. (Present
Cong., 167; Vacancies, 3).
Progressives elected 0. (Present
Farmer-Laborites elected, 0. (Pres-
ent Cong. 2).
Farmer Laborites elected, 0. (Pres-
ent Cong., 1).
American Laborites elected, 1
(Present Cong., 1).
Contests in doubt, 152.
(Necessary for a majority, 218).
TOKYO, - A strengthened far
eastern policy by the United States
as a result of the indicated reelection
of President Roosevelt was expected
today by manyuJapanese.
Unofficial quarters declined to
speculate on its possible shape.
By GERALD BURNS
The expected tidal wave of excite-
ment subsided into a gentle rippleof
interest when it passed over the
campus yesterday, leaving no torn up
signs or whiskey bottles on the diag-
About the only evidence of an ex-
tra-ordinary event was the general
interest shown in fraternity houses
and drugstores where radios periodi-
cally blared out election returns and
Lights burned late in some houses
where attentive listeners sat into
the small hours waiting for final re-
sults or perhaps hoping for a change
in the flow of voting. As the Dem-
ocratic plurality piled up, however,
and the outcome became more and
more nearly certain lights went, and
at 5 a. m. the streets were deserted.
Earlier in the evening when no com-
plete accurate forecast could be made,
there were occasional flares of dis-
cussion on streetcorners or on front
porches. There was still argument
about which way to vote even though
polls had been closed for hours.
Downtown on Main Street there
were a few more cigar butts than us-
ual ground out on the sidewalks, and
a few more beers were sold to those
who waited for something to happen.
But nothing did. The chief of po-
lice of Ann Arbor reported no undue
influx of city guests, and bored
State Street cops lingered in door-
ways out of a chill autumn wind. No
parties of exuberant citizens went
whooping through the streets when
the outcome became almost certain.
No disgruntled Republicans sat on
the curbstones and got drunk. It was
a very quiet evening in Ann Arbor.
HENRY A. WALLACE
* * *
Competing G ubernatorial Candidates
Democrats elected 7;
44; Total, 18.
Reublicans elected 3;
15, Total, 18.
Progressives elected 0;
0, Total, 0.
er, 1; Total~ 1.
Nov. 6.-( P)-
4:30 a.m., E.S.T.,
a total of 433, as
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Cal-
ifornia, Connecticut, elaware, Flori-
da, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky,
(Necessary for a majority, 49.)
. * 4:
Associated Press returns on the
435 seats in the House of Represen-
Sophomore Sees An Election
LUREN D. DICKINSON
MURRAY D. VAN WAGONER
By ROBERT MANTHO
They had been counting votes for
many long hours - those 13 elec-
tion officials of Ward 9 in Ann Ar-
bor - and it was small wonder they
As the methodical voice of Prof.
Pollock went on into the early hours
of another day, the 18 hundred odd
votes were fast being compiled, soon
to take their place in the sum total
of the nation's voting.
Occasionally the door would swing
open to admit the curious. At times,
too, someone would come in to an-
nounce the latest turn of the pres-
Shortly before 12:00 p.m. they took
time out for refreshments. Drinking
cider and munching doughnuts, they
enjoyed their brief rest. In a short
time they went to work again.
Sure, they were tired; but they
were only doing their duty as Amer-
ican citizens. And it was comforting
to know that there were others like
them, scattered throughout the coun-
try, who were also helping the United
States pass another milestone in pus
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Group Attitude Discussed
By Executive Chairman
Meeting for the second time since
its organization, the Michigan Party
heard committee reports and an out-
line of party policy by Winston H.
Cox, '42, executive committee chair-
man, last night.
Cox, speaking especially to new
members, denied three common char-
ges made against the new party. It
is not an exclusive group of fra-
ternity men, campus politicians or
"stooges" for the University, he said. I
"The Party welcomes independents
and Greek letter affiliates of both
sexes," Cox declared, "and party poli-
cy is to be determined by its entire
"Contrary to ill-founded rumor, the
Michigan Party does not consider it-
self reactionary," he stated, "and re-
ports of its anti-semitism are ab-
Reports were delivered by tempor-
ary committee chairmen John Mc-
Cune, '41, speaker's bureau; John Ed-
monson, '42, program; Keith Wat-
son, '42, judiciary; Rudy Salvette, '42,
lecture; and Jane Hude, '41, expan-
This Is The Way The Nation Voted
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AFTER - THEATRE
At 2:55 this morning 11 states
bad declared themselves for Wen-
dell Willkie. Michigan led the Ae-
publican parade with a total of 19
electoral votes. Roosevelt won his
closest victory in Oregon
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