VOL. LII No. 27 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 1942
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Heavy Wayne Vote
Decides Close Race
LANSING, Nov. 4. (Wednesday)-Governor Murray D. Van Wag-
oner said shortly before 5 o'clock this morning that Republican Harry
F. Kelly "apparently" had been elected governor of Michigan.
"I congratulate Governor-elect Kelly on his 'apparent' victory at
the polls," Governor Van Wagoner said.
"The people of Michigan have bestowed many honors on me from
the lowest office on a county ticket to the highest in the state.
"Today I offer to my successor every help I may be able to give him
in the great responsibilities he will assume.
"The task before us is the winning of a war that will save for our
people 'the right of free democratic choice which they have' just
"I am grateful to all who have so loyally supported me. I solicit
from them the pledge for myself unity of effort behind our new leader,
in single-minded devotion to the cause of democracy ad our struggle
Republicans Take Lead In Michigan's Electoral Race
* :* .
- BULLETINS -
DETROIT, Nov. 4.--(P)-Returns from 2655 precincts out of 3748
in the state for United States Senator give: Prentiss M. Brown (Dem.);
358,227;' Homer Ferguson (Rep.) 405,102; Gerald L. K. Sulth (Inm-
DETROIT, Nov. 4.-(R')=-Returns from 2653 precincts out of 3748
in the state for Governor, give: Murray D. Van Wagoner (Dem.):
365,408; Harry F. Kelly (Rep.) 442,753."
Republicans Lead in
17 Senate Contests,
By The Associated Press
By 3 a. m. this morning all over the
nation-Republican contenders for im-
portant gubernatorial posts and key
Senate seats were well ahead of Dem-
ocratic opponents in many instances
as the count of Tuesday's relatively
light voting progressed toward con-
Republicans were ahead in 17 Sen-
ate contests and Democrats in five.
Democrats had elected 10 Senators
and Republicans two, including the
results of. Maine's September elec-
tion. At stake were 24 Democratic
Senate seats, nine now held by Re-
publicans and one by an Indepen-
In gubernatorial campaigns involv-
ing 18 offices now held by Democrats
and 15 by Republicans, Democrats
had elected six governors and Repub-
licans seven. Democrats lost two
governorships and Republicans seven.
In Iowa, California, New Jersey,
Nebraska and Michigan Republican
candidates for Senate or governor,
or both took leads over their °oppo-
nents, although the returns from
1942's wartime election still were too
inconclusive to determine just how
the new Congress would stack up.
Down in Oklahoma, Senator Josh
Lee, Democrat who made a strong bid
recently to ban all alcoholic drinks
from areas in and around Army
camps, was defeated in a stunning
upset by E. H. Moore, independent
oil man and anti-New Deal Democrat
running on the Republican ticket.
George W. Norris, 81-year-old In-
dependent Senator from Nebraska,
seemed in danger of tasting the :bit-
ter cup of political defeat in the
twilight of his years. . de was .unning
second to Kenneth Wherry, Midwest
manager of the Republicans, while
Foster May, Democrat and former
radio newscaster, was third.
California's Democratic Governor
Culbert L. Olson, trying to buck the
tradition against second terms for
the state's chief executives, conceded
the election to his Republican rival,
Attorney General Earl Warren, Re-
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VOTER NO. 175:
ARRY F. KELLY
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DETROIT, Nov. 4.- (I)-- Re-
turns from 2,319 precincts out of
3,748 in the state for Lieut.-Gov-
ernor: Frank Murphy (Dem.) 285,-
124; Eugene C. Keyes (Rep.) 383,-
For Secretary of State: 2,336 pre-
cincts out of 3,748: Maurice E. Eve-
land (Dem.) 266,571; Herman H.
Dignan (Rep.) 384,507.
For Attorney-General: 2,285 pre-
cincts out of 3,748: John W. Bab-
cock (Dem.) 260,216; Herbert J.
Rushton (Rep.) 372,396.
For Auditor-General: 2,286 pre-
cincts out of 3,748: C. B. Branden-
burg (Dem.) 249,168; Vernon J.
Brown (Rep.) 381,736.
For State Treasurer: 2,266 pre-
cincts out of 3,748: Theodore I.Fry
(Denm.) 279,808; D. Hale Brake
DETROIT, Nov. 4.- (P)- Re-
turns from 1,857 out of 3,748 in the
state for State Supreme Court Jus-
tice (Non-Partisan), give: Ray-
mond .W. Starr 242,248; Earl C.
DETROIT, Nov. 4.- P)- Re-
turns from 1,759 precincts out of
3,748 in the state give: Constitu-
tional Convention: Proposal I: Yes
175,128; No 202,846.
1,759 out of 3,748 precincts give:
County Reform-Proposal II: Yes
190,232; No 190,031.
1,759 out of 3,748 precincts give:
Milk Marketing Act-Proposal III:
For 146,190; Against 241,707.
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, N'ov. 3.- Harry F. Kel-
ly, the Republican nominee for gov-
ernor, .built up a steadily growing
lead over Democratic Governor Van
Wagoner in returns from today's gen-
eral election, even in the face of
heavy Democratic majorities in the
first 75 Wayne County precincts tab-
ulated into the totals.
Similarly, Republican Circuit Judge
Homer Ferguson, crusading grand
juror from Detroit, swelled his margin
in his U.S. Senatorial contest with the
incumbent Democratic Senator Pren-
tiss M. Brown.
From top %to bottom of the state
ticket, the Republican aspirants led
their Democratic rivals, as tabulators
approached ,the one-third mark of
their task of counting returns from
Michigan's 3,748 precincts.
Traditionally Democratic Wayne, in
returns from 75 of its 1,308 precincts,
was producing its usual heavy Demo-
Winner To Be Picked
Today; Will Be Theta
Delt or Lambda Chi
The race for top honors in the fra-
ternity bracket of the scrap drive
would be a three-way contest if Theta
Xi hadn't misunderstood one of the
Lambda Chi Alpha and Theta Delta
Chi, heavy favorites throughout the
drive, had huge scrap piles in front
of their houses, but dark-horse Theta
Xi carted their contributions down to
the junkyards all week and with what
they collected yesterday might have
But the Theta Xi boys thought the
drive ended at 6 p. m. yesterday in-
stead of 6 a. m. when it really closed,
and everything they had arranged to
collect in the afternoon won't count
toward the pennant.
In spite of the fact that the after-
noon's tons couldn't win for them, 30
members worked all day yesterday
getting the metal that will count in
winning this war.
Out' to get in all the scrap they
could," Theta Delt and Lambda Chi
members worked right up until the
6 a. m. deadline yesterday, driving
University trucks all night to add
scrap to their piles.
to Speak Here,
America's role in the post-war
world will be the main topic of dis-
cussion when veteran correspondents
Louis Fischer and M. W. Fodor pre-
sent the second in the 1942-43 Ora-
torical Association lectures at 8:15
p.m. tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
The joint lectures will center
around the plans now being advanced
for the reorganization of the world
after the peace.
Fodor, roving correspondent of the
Chicago Daily News Syndicate, will
THE FIRST ROUND'S OVER:
British Whip Rommel
in Desert Tank Battle
of New York'
to Strong Victory
over FDR Candidate
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 3.-Thomas E.
Dewey, 40-year-old native of Michi-
gan who came to New York ,City to
become famous as a rackets prose-
cutor, was elected governor of New
CAIRO, Nov. 3.-(P)-The British
Eighth Army has won the first round
of a great desert tank battle which
developed after a British break-
through of Axis lines yesterday morn-
ing, front dispatches reported to-
After nearly six hours of bitter
fighting, Marshal Erwin. Rommel.
withdrew his tank force from the
battle and called on his artillery to
cover his retreat, these reports said.
Frank L. Martin, Associated Press.
correspondent with the attacking
armored forces, told of the German
defeat in a delayed dispatch sent
He said the battlefield was littered
with wrecked Axis tanks and trucks,
many of them still burning, as the
British pressed on, under a powerful
The big battle took place at the
northern end of the Alamein line,
about 16 miles west of the positions
held by Rommel when Lieut.-Gen.
Bernard L. Montgomery launched his
offensive 11 days ago.
After Rommel withdrew his tanks,
he rushed all available anti-tank
guns into the area in a desperate ef-
fort to halt the British who already
had passed the last line of fixed fort-
ifications at that point.
British official quarters today de-
scribed the engagement as "an arm-
ored battle on a considerable scale"
and said heavy fighting still was in
progress. Despite the withdrawal of
the Axis force, neither side was
claiming a definite decision in the
larger phases of the battle.
(The Berlin Radio said the British
were attacking with 500 tanks, mostly
American General Sherman and
General Grant models. If this esti-
mate is accurate it would indicate a
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Japs Land Men
from East by
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3. - (A') -
Braving American planes based on
Guadalcanal and American destroy-
ers prowling 'its, waters, the Japanese
have landed more troops on the
island, the Navy reported today, this
time to the east of the embattled air-
field and its defenses.
The new landing was made Mon-
day night after United States de-
stroyers during the day had bom-
barded the foe's positions west of the
American lines in support of attacks
by land. Earlier reinforcements of
the Japanese have been landed prin-
cipally on the western part of the
island's northern shore.
EUGENE V. KEYES
Ann Arbor Goes Republican by
Huge Majority; Michener Wins
York state tonight in balloting which
overwhelmed his Democratic oppo-
nent, Attorney General John J. Ben-
nett, Jr., who was endorsed by Presi-
By his victory, Dewey ended 20
years of Democratic leadership in the
Empire State and set himself up as
a prominent figure in the 1944 Presi-
Bennett, a native of Brooklyn, con-
ceded defeat at 10 p.m. EWT, and
shortly afterward former Democratic
chairman James A. Farley, who spon-
sored Bennett's nomination over the
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Far mer' FDR
Votes in Same
Old Town Hall
By The Associated Press
HYDE PARK, N. Y., Nov. 3.- Pres-
ident Roosevelt momentarily \ laid
aside today the pressing business of
a nation at war and voted at the
town hall where members of his fam-
ily have appeared on election day for
He was heeding his own admonition
to the American people to defend the
institutions of democracy with bal-
lots as well as bullets.
Driving into town from his country
estate beside the Hudson, Mr. Roose-
velt became voter number 175 in Hyde
Park's third election district.
He came alone, for Mrs. Roosevelt
was in London, his four sons were
scattered over the world with other
fighting men, and his only daughter
now lives in Seattle.
By MARK LIPPER
Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County
-traditionally Republican strong-
holds-lined up with the state's vot-:
ing trends yesterday in a solidly GOP
Final tabulations of Ann Arbor bal-
votes- counted for Democratic Sen.
Prentiss M. Brown. Rep. Earl C. Mich-
ener advanced closer to reelection
with a 4,281 vote from this city while
his Democrat opponent Redmond M.
Burr received only 2,972.
In other state contest finals here