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VOL. LXI, No. 38 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 1950
CLOUDY, SOME RAIN
By The Associated Press
Republicans s c o r e d striking
gains in yesterday's nation-wide
election, blotting out several na-
tionally known Democrats and
picking up strength in congress.
Down to defeat went Senator
Scott Lucas of Illinois, Democratic
leader in the Senate; Senator Mil-
lard Tydings of Maryland, Chair
man of the Armed Forces C6mmit-
tee; and Gov. Chester Bowles of
Connecticut, former OPA chief
and fighting "Fair Dealer."
AS OF 4 a.m. Republican lead-
ers were making ngoutright claim
that they would control the neW,
But the Republicans has suc
seeded In capturing three Sen.
ate seats formerly held by Dem-
ocrats. In addition to the
Maryland and Illinois victories,
Herman Welker, Republican,
won in Idaho over D. Worth
The score board at 4 a.m. show-
ed that in the fight for control of
the Senate, the Democrats had
elected 13 of their candidates.
This, with 31 holdovers, gave them
44-seats, or five short of a major-
ity. They had upset no Republi-
Republicans had elected 12 of
ALL TOLD 432 House seats were
In the House, Republicans had
a net gain of 5 seats shortly
after 3 a.m. They had elected
116 members to 192 for the Dem-
ocrats, but many of these were
in the solidly Democratic South.
To win-control o Congress, Re-
publicans needed a net gain of 49
in the House and seven in the
SEN. WAYNE L. MORSE, Re-
publican, was re-elected in Ore-
gon over Howard C. Latourette.
Gov. Chester A. Bowles (Conn.)
bowed to Rep. John Davis Lodge.
Democrats succeeded in re-
electing Senator Brien McMa-
hon of Connecticut,
In the Pennsylvania Senatorial
race, Gov. James Duff defeated
assistant Senate Democratic lead-
er Francis Myers.
Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt won
re-election in New York, but an-
other son of F.D.R., James Roose-
velt, lost to Gov. Earl Warren in
the California Governorship race.
Senator Millard E. Tydings, for
four terms a Democratic senator
and a Truman administration stal-
wart, was defeated by John Mar-
shall Butler, a Republican Attor-
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SENATOR Elbert D. Thomas,
Democratic Chairman of the Sen-
ate Labor Committc, lost in
U t a h to Republican Wallace
F. Bennett, former head of the
Natinal Association of Manufac-
The California Senatorial race
saw Republican Rep. Richard M.
Nixon take a quick lead over
Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas.
In New York City, Democratic
regulars suffered a blo.w as Vincent
Favored candidate Republican George Meader won the vigorous
second district Congressional race last night, defeating his Democratic
opponent, Prof. John P. Dawson of the Law School by more than
With 78 precincts out of 175 reporting, the count at 2:30 a.m.
gave Meader 31,502 votes, Dawson 20,460.
* * * *
DAWSON CONCEDED the election at 12:45 a.m., extending his
congratulations to Meader, who was once his student in law school.
At that time Meader was leading by 10,000 votes with over half the
district votes counted.
As the increasing returns indicated his victory, Meader,
declared: "I am very grateful to all the people who voted for me.
BUTTE, Mont.-(A")-An air-
liner carrying 22 persons vanished
into swirling snow over the conti-
nental Divide yesterday and a
mounting blizzard quickly ham-
strung the search for it.
Snow and peak-shrouding clouds
first hampered and then halted
aerial search. Snow and mud on
back roads blocked automobiles
and forced ground parties to start
climbing afoot into a craggy area
15 miles east of here where several
persons reported hearing a heavy
THE WESTBOUND Northwest
airliner, .with 18 passengers and
four crew members aboard, left
Helena at 9:53 a.m. (EST), headed
for Butte. The pilot of the Martin
202 radioed at 10:11 a.m. He was
over Whitehall about 50 miles
south of Helena, starting his de-
scent at 10,500 feet,
State Aeronautics Director
sent searching parties to an area
about 15 miles east of Butte af-
ter Mrs. Carl Halvorson, wife of
a Northern Pacific Railroad sec-
tion foreman, reported hearing
a low-flying plane and explosion.
Other reports from Lake Delmo
and Camp Caroline pinpointed the
explosion just north of Homestake
Pass, where the Northern Pacific
Railroad crossesthe Continental
THE NOTHWEST Air Lines of-
fice at Seattle identified the crew
as pilot Lloyd Lampman, 37, co-
pilot James Huff, 29, and steward-
esses Laurine Nohr, 23, and Mar-
nie White, 22, all of Seattle.
81 I will do my best to, represent'
all the people whether they vot-
ed for me or not."
Rain washed out hopes for a
record vote. In the 1948 election
a totalof 118,000 votes were cast,
Rep. Earl C. Michener winning the
face with 60,219, more than 15,000
votes above the total polled by
Democratic candidate Prof. Pres-
ton Slosson of the history depart-
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MEADER, a 43-year-old veter-
an and former Washtenaw county
prosecutor, pulled the bulk of his
vote from Washtenaw County, the
race being close in other portions
of the district. Dawson, however,
defeated his opponent in the city
Allowing students special con-
sideration under a peace-time
draft is frankly undemocratic,
Russell Church, '52, declared last
night before an audience of 15
students at the Michigan Forum
debate in Architecture Auditorium.
"Obviously," Church charged,
"special consideration for students
would be unfair, since it would
heavily favor the upper economic
Rising to defend the issue, Gor-
don MacDougall, '52, admitted the
special consideration would be un-
democratic, but maintained that
it had to be accepted at the pres-
ent time. Bob Bard, '53, also
spoke for the proposal.
Dave Belin, '51BAd., Church's
team-mate, arguing against spe-
cial consideration, asserted that
students, as present and future
leaders, are sorely needed in to-
day's peacetime army.
In New York
By The Associated Press
Gov. Thomas E. Dewey and "Mr.
Republican" Robert A. Taft spear-
headed the GOP's national up-
surge yesterday as Dewey clinched
reelection to a third term as Go-
vernor of New York and Taft de-
feated "Jumping Joe" Ferguson for
the Ohio Senatorship.
Early this morning Taft was
leading Ferguson 840,634 to 635,-
363 and his return to the Senate
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DEWEY'S Democrat-Liberal op-
ponent, Rep. Walter A. Lynch,
conceded defeat at 10:32 p.m.
Dewey, however, failed to
carry Lt. Gov. Joe R. Hanley to
victory in his quest for the U.S.
Senate. Hanley was beaten by
Sen. Herbert H. Lehman, Demo-
The New York Congressional
race saw the end of the 14-year
reign of left-wing Rep. Vito Mar-
cantonio, the American Labor
Party's only congressman. Marcan-
tonio was defeated by a three-par-
And Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Jr., won reelection in the 20th dis-
In New York City's slambang
mayoralty fight, acting mayor Vin-
cent R. Impellitteri emerged vic-
Taft called his victory in Ohio
"a national victory because it was
national issues that were voted
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-The CIO yes-
terday pledged its full support to
t h e Communications Workers,
scheduled to strike tomorrow
morning at plants of the Western
Electric Co., a subsidary of the
Bell Telephone System.
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LONDON-The Labor govern-
ment won two victories in the
House of Commons last night.
Both challenges gave the govern-
ment comfortable majorities de-
spite its slim working margin of
GOVERNOR: Incumbent Democrat Frank J. Lausche pulled
ahead of Don H. Ebright. SENATOR: Robert A, Taft whipped
Joe Ferguson in a major Republican success.
SENATOR: John Marshall Butler upset Millard E. Tydings,
veteran Democratic Senator.
Illinois .,. .
SENATE: Incumbent Scott Lucas, Senate majority leader and
strong supporter of President Truman, conceded defeat to Repub-
lican Everett M. Dirksen.
GOVERNOR: Incumbent Republican Earl Warren defeated
James Roosevelt, son of the late F.D.R. SENATE: Republican
Richard M. Nixon was assured certain victory over former Con-
gresswoman Helen Gahagan.
GOVERNOR: Incumbent Democrat Chester Bowles suffered
upset defeat by John Lodge. SENATOR: Democrat Brien McMahon
retained his seat and William Benton and Prescott Bush were
GOVERNOR: Rpublican John Fine swept the state. SENA-
TOR: Present Republican Governor James P. Duff beat incumbent
Francis J. Myers, the Senate's number two Democratic leader.
Washtenaw County Voters
With 27 of thg total 50 voting
precincts reporting, Washtenaw
County appeared early this morn-
ing to have followed the general
trend of the country by going
The whole GOP side of the bal-
lot was favored by county voters
as they gave majorities to each
of the Republican candidates.
County Prosecuting At-
torney Douglas K. Reading was
well ahead early this morning with
11,757 votes against 6,380 for the
Democratic candidate Richard W.
Ryan. County Clerk Louella M.
Smith, up for re-election on the
Republican ticket, was far ahead
of her Democratic rival, Shirley
E. Ackenhusen, at last report.
In the city, with all the precinct
totals in, three of the four charter
Election at a Glance
As The Daily went to press at 4 a.m. this morning these were
results in significant contests:
GOVERNOR: Thomas E. Dewey; SENATOR:
Lehman; NEW YORK CITY MAYOR: Vincent R.
CONGRESS: Incumbents Vito Marcantonio lost and
Roosevelt, Jr. won Congress seats.
Alger, Martin Top
Subversion Plan Gets Positive Vote;
Oleo Sale, Hospital Plan Favored
DETROIT-(/P)-Impressive upstate Republican vote totals today
were rolling former Governor Harry F. Kelly closer to the Governor's
chair over Democrat G. Mennen Williams who sought a second term
in yesterday's general election.
With the unofficial count past the halfway mark, Kelly's majority
over Williams stood at 28,000 votes.
Returns from 2,283 of Michigan's 4361 precincts gave Kelly 470,,
991 and Williams 442,078.
THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR race saw State Senator William
C. Vandenberg, the Republican hopeful, well in the lead. In 758 pre-
cincts, none of them in Wayne County, Vandenberg had 182,258 to
p114,941 for Incumbent John W.
amendments /passed. Although
fire ihen were voted shorter hours
by 6,105 to 3,525, a slight tax in-
crease which would have furnish-
ed funds to pay for the necessary
extra firemen failed to pass.
Washtenaw County gave a 1500
vote margin to former Governor
Harry F. Kelly over the incumbent
G. Mennen Williams. Totals from
27 out of 50 precincts in this coun-
ty showed 10,799 votes for Kelly
and 7,829 for Williams.
A hard fought Congressional
race by George Meader, Republi-
can, and John P. Dawson, Demo-
crat, resulted in one of the closest
local votes. Again with 27 precincts
reporting, Meader received 11,970
votes to Dawson's 8,981.
All the urban metropolitan pre-
cincts were numbered among the
27 reported in earlly this morning.
U. S. Planes
By The Associated Press
American air power blasted Red
positions near the northwestern
Korean border yesterday in the
second greatest air attack of the
More than 600 planes were used
in the big raid against cities,
towns, bridges and Red positions.
The air armada consisted of U.S.
air force, navy and marine planes
plus big bombers from southern
* * *
THE BIG air strike ranged all
along the Manchurian frontier,
almost to the Soviet Siberian bor-
der. The main target was Sinuiju,
a major supply and transportation
center for the Chinese and North
Korean Communist forces.
On the ground in northwest
Korea, U.S. and British troops
advanced up to three miles north
of the Anju. The only enemy
resistance was on the left flank
of the UN forces near Pakchon.
In the northeast, China Red re-
sistance eased suddenly and U.S.
Marines advanced more than a
mile in m~ountainous country to-
ward the big Changin power dam,
36 miles northwest of the east
coast city of Hamhung.
MEANWHILE at Lake Success,
the UN Korean Committee unani-
mously approved a resolution last
night assuring the Chinese Com-
munists, in effect, that their bor-
der with Korea will be respected
by the UN forces under MacAr-
The resolution was seen by
some as groundwork for a Se-
curity Council appeal for the
Chinese Communists to with-
draw from Korea.
In Washington, however, Rus-
sian foreign minister Andrei Vi-
shinsky said last night that he
doubts that Chinese Communist
troops are now fighting in Korea.
"Perhaps there are some volun-
teers," he admitted, "but I doubt
that any Chinese Communist
troops have appeared there."
A pre-kickoff meeting for all
workers connected with next
week's student Phoenix drive will
be held at 7:30 p.m. today in Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
The hour-long program will be
chiefly concerned with dissemina-
In 1855 precincts, Secretary of
State Fred M. Alger, Jr., Repub-
lican nominee to succeed him-
self, was ahead with 426,598
votes to 291,052 for Democrat
Philip A. Hart.
Frank G. Millard, Republican At-
torney General nominee led Ste-
phen J. Roth, the incumbent. Mil-
lard had 399,383 votes, and Roth
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STATE TREASURER D. Hale
Brake, a Republican had polled
408,594 votes while Democratic
Nominee Maurice C. Eveland had
rolled up 297,742.
State SenatorJohn B. Martin,
Jr., Republican ,contender for
Auditor General, had polled 353,-
422 to 219,219 for Margaret
Price, Democratic nominee.
The hotly disputed ninth con-
gressional race saw Ruth Thomp-
son pull ahead of Noel P. Fox of
Muskegon, State Labor Mediation
As The Daily went to press at
4 a.m. the following candidates
were leading in the state elec-
Gov., Harry F. Kelly (R)
Lieut. Gov. William Vanden-
berg (R); Att. Gen., Frank
Millard (R); Treas., D. Hale
Brake (R); Aud. Gen., John
Martin (R); Sec. of State, Fred
M. Alger, Jr. (R) . I
Congressional Districts: 1st,
Thaddeus Machrowicz (D); 2nd,
George Meader (R) (elected);
3rd, Paul Shafer (R) (elected);
4th, Clare Hoffman (R) (elect-
ed); 5th, Gerald Ford, Jr. (R)
<elected); 6th, Herbert Devine
(D); 9th, Ruth Thompson (R)
10th, Roy Woodruff (R) (elect-
ed); 11th, Charles Potter (R)
(elected); 12th, John Potter
Board Chairman. Miss Thompson,
the Republican nominee, had poll-
ed 14,588 votes in 87 precincts to
'INDIA NEXT ON COMMUNISTS' LIST':
U.S., Cannot Help in Tibet, Says Thomas
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By WENDY OWEN
The United States cannot help
the Tibetans fight off the Com-
munist Chinese invasion, accord-
ing to Lowell Thomas, Jr., last
American to reach the sacred
The explorer spoke last night in
the third lecture of the oratorical
series at Hill Auditorium.
T T* at*
THE STATE Department told
Conjecturing on why the Red
Chinese would want the Hima-
layan plateau,.Thomas pointed out
that it was India's nearest neigh-
"The next Communist goal in
the East is India,".he declared
Thomas explained that if the
Red Chinese could seat their own
Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of
Buddhism in Tibet, they would
Dalai Lama, put Thomas on the!
air to broadcast to Mary, who later
be'came'his wife, and who was
then in Europe.
RADIO HAMS all over the Unit-
ed States picked up the broadcast.
Winchell got the news, and the
surprised parents of the couple
were informed over the air of their
GEORGE MEADER of Ann Ar-
bor, Republican standard bearer
in the second congressional won
over John P. Dawson, University
of Michigan professor.
In other districts where re-
ports had been made, early re-
turns gave incumbents comfort-
. Early returns had 'favorable
votes ahead on three of the
proposals on' the ballot. while
the unfavorable votes led on a
constitutional amendment to
define the crime of subversion.
The subversion amendment,
which would deny the defense of
freedom of speech and press in
subversion trials, had 55,529 un-
favorable votes to 80,371 favorable
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