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VOL. LXV, No. 38 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1954
Fourth Confusion Marks
New York Race
By The Associated Press
GOP May Lose Seats
In Congressional Race
DETROIT (t)-Gov. G. Mennen
Williams, Democratic "glamour
boy of Michigan politids appeared
early today to be well on his way
to making Michigan history by
winning election to a fourth con-
Question of the night of slow
ballot-counting was how much of
the Democratic state ticket would
be carried to victory, too, by a
combination of Williams' unprec-
edented ballotbox appeal and a
nationwide wave of anti-Repub-
Williams was leading Republi-
can Donald S. Leonard by 35,000
votes and still going away in re-
turns from upstate.
Wayne Reports Slow
Remainder of the state ticket
picture was confused by the fail-
ure of Wayne (Detroit) county to
report on those races as fast as the
top of the ballot.
From Lieutenant governor down,
the Republican incumbents were
all ahead, but fewer than 100
Wayne county precincts had re-
ported on those races.
Thus, it appeared that the Dem-
ocratic administrative board can-
didates were far stronger than
the midnight totals indicated.
Williams May Carry Others
Election - counters speculated
7 that some, if not all, of the Dem-
ocrats may ride to victory on the
heels of Williams' spectacular
The Democrats were benefiting
by an avalanche of straight bal-
lots in Wayne county, while out-
state Williams was running ahead
of his previous election campaigns.
He even carried the city of Lan-
sing, the state capitol which has
been a Republican stronghold for
years. Monroe city went Demo-
cratic as much as 4 to 3.
The signs of Democratic strength
were obvious even in the first
scattered outstate returns, even
though rural Republican areas
had reported little at, midnight.
Three of the four state proposals
on yesterday's ballot appeared as-
sured of ratification by voters,
while Washtenaw County's juvenile
detention home was almost cer-
tain of becoming a reality.
With 9,833 votes up to 2 a.m. in
favor of the transfer of $110,000
from the county general fund to a
special detention home construc-
tion fund, only 1,836 ballots were
cast against it.
No tax increase will be necessary
to implement the cost of its con-
Changes Vote Situation
Ahead in state balloting by more
than 80,000 votes, proposal number
one would allow a person to cast
a ballot in his old election district
if he moved within the state in the
30 days prior to an election.
Nearly 30,000 votes were cast for
proposal number two, the sales
tax diversion amendment, com-
pared to more than 60,000 votes
Korean Bonus OK
AutI',riza1ijwfnr 'tha hnrnuiv
Democrats drew first blood in yesterday's struggle for control of
Democrat Averell Harriman won election as governor of New York
last night, breaking 12 years of Republican control under Gov. Thom-
as E. Dewey.
"We will restore government with a heart in New York," Harri-
man said in a victory statement.
Democrat Abraham Ribicoff unseated Republican Gov. John Lodge
in the Connecticut election, but his unofficial margin of less than 3,000
votes was so close that even a slight error in the official returns
could change the result.
In Massachusetts, Republicans took a better than 2-1 lead in the
governor race on the basis of early counts. The man in front was'
Gov. Christian A. Herter.
Other governors elected yester-
4 h lday were: Alabama: Folsom (D),
aW over Abernathy, (R); Florida: Col-
lins (D), unopposed; Georgia,-
Griffin (D), unopposed; Maine,
Muskie, (D) September election;
cou n VGoes -
CG Two hours after midnight, theI
lead Harriman had was fast
diminishing, and radio rumors
reported Ives had retracted his
concession. Later reports, how-
Although voting seemed to favor ever, indicated Ives was be-
a switch to the Democratic party, coming "less optimistic" about
Washtenaw County late last night surging ahead of the supposed
appeared to maintain its solidly winner; he said he was not
Republican position. ready to consider himself still
Tn n ffi in l t blti A
GOVERNOR G. MENNEN WILLIAMS
... retains post for fourth term
Chain Letter Craze Hits
Campus, Sweeps Country1
By LEE MARKS
Chain letters promising a possible return of $10,240 for an
investment of $10 are now circulating widely on campus.
Two sources, both from Michigan State College, started cir-
culating letters at the University late Sunday night. A group of
students from State brought one letter down while a fraternity tele-
phoned its chapter on this campus to spread the chain
Students at MSC said their letters came from Notre Dame with
addresses indicating other chains at Wisconsin, Albion, Western
Michigan, University of Detroit and Purdue.
Typed on plain paper, the letters have a set of instructions
and a list of 11 names. According to instructions, a student pays the
person selling the letter $5 and mails an additional $5 to the name
heading the list.
The buyer then makes two copies, erases the top name moving
the other names up one notch, and puts his name at the bottom.
The last step is to sell the two copies for $5 each thus recouping the.
Since 2,048 people will presumably handle the letter before a
-auui ciai La ula ons of Ann
Arbor ballots, incumbent Gov. G.
Mennen Williams was the most
popular Democrat on the state
ticket, receiving 5,551 votes to
Donald S. Leonard's 9,079. Most
popular state office-seeker in the
county was Sen. Homer Ferguson
who polled 9,512 ballots to his op-
ponent, Patrick V. McNamara's
Throughout the county it was
evident that the Republicans
would sweep every position from
state senator through drain com-
Meader in Lead
Unofficial results of Ann Arborj
and Ypsilanti voting showed in
the race for Congressman from
Michigan's Second District that
incumbent George Meader was
leading J. Henry Owens 21,442
votes to 7.303. In the contest for
state senator, Republican Lewis G.j
Christman polled 11,713 votes,(
compared to 7,932 for Lewis C.l
Reimann, a Democrat.
George W. Sallade, Republican
candidate for state representative
from the First District, was in
front of Democrat John W. Carr,+
by a vote of 9,144 to 5,286 in Ann
With outlying non-voting mach-
ine districts yet to have their bal-
lots totaled, the First District+
state representative , incumbent,
Joseph E. Warner, polled 2,933
votes in Ypsilanti to 2,317 votes
for Democrat Aloysius P. Minick.
Warner has served the past 15
terms in the office, longer than
any other Michigan representa-
Live has served.
GOP Sheriff Win
In elections for county office,
which the Republicans appeared
to be capturing entirely early this
morning, Erwin L. Klager received
See REPUBLICAN, Page 6
In iher ace.
Maryland, McKeldin (R) over
Byrd, (R); Nevada: Russell, (R)
over Pittman, (D); New Hamp-
shire, Dwinnell (R) over Shaw;
(D): Ohio, Lausche, (D) over.
Rhodes, (R); Oklahoma, Gary (D)
over Sparks (R); Pennsylvania,
Leader, (D) over Wood (R); South
Carolina, Timmerman (D), unop-
posed; South Dakota, Ross (R)
over Martin (D);
In addition, the following: Ten-
nessee, Clement, unopposed, was
elected; Texas, Shivers (D) over
Republicans were leading in Ari-
zona, California, Idaho, Kansas,
Ferguson Leads Rival
In Undecided Contest
Voting tabulations early this morning indicated another victory for
incumbent Senator Homer E. Ferguson.
Sen. Ferguson's state votes totalled 258,550, with his opponent
Patrick V. McNamara compiling 237,101.
An anxious gathering of Senator Ferguson's supporters perked
un somewhat when a midnight report showed Sen. Ferguson ahead for
SENATOR HOMER E. FERGUSON
.. . probable Senatorial victor
Maryland, Nebraska, N ev a d a, ; ' wc
North Dakota, Oregon. South Da- the first time last night in the Mi
kota, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wy-I
Omring. ] r
Democrats were leading in Ar- Close
kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Massachu-
setts., Michigan, Minnesota, New p
Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island. PrPK ouse
Going into this campaign, the
Republicans held 29 governorships.
to 19 for the Democrats. The seats For W omen
of six holdover Republicans and
eight Democrats were not at stake.
Tuesday's votes decided the par- By DAVE BAAD
ty balance of power by determin-
ing the outcome of battles for 22 Park House, small women's resi-
Republican and 11 Democratic gov- j dene hall established at 115 Park
ernorships. Terrace this fall, is ceasing opera-
tion this week.
Business Manager of Residence
*j t i Halls, Leonard A. Schaadt said
yesterday a bad furnace was the
It was bitter and snow- cause of closing the house.
drenched outside, but that Repairs Too Costly
didn't keep Ann Arbor voters "Costs of repair would have
from exercising their constitu- been too high making it more feas-
chigan Senatorial battle.
Previously comments of "Still
name goes from 11th to first, a
By MURRY FRYMER
Student government elections
will definitely be held December
8 and 9, despite the uncertaintyl
of whether it will be Student Leg-
islature or Student Government
Council seats at stake.
Dave Levy, '57, SL elections di-
rector, said yesterday that a plan
has been adopted which can func-
tion for either an SL or SGC elec-
The necessity for an election
system which could handle voting
for either type of student govern-
ment has arisen because of the
possibility of Regent approval of
the SGC plan,
Regents May Approve
The Regents will meet Novem-
ber 12, at which time they may or
may not approve the revised SGC
proposal. If no approval is forth-
coming, the December election will
continueP a oigin2ally rdecided-d
return of $10,240 is possible.
County Prosecutor Edmund De-
vine indicated chain letters involv-
ing money may be illegal under
national lottery laws.
Also, even though the letter em-
phatically states that it must be
circulated by hand, some have
been mailed to start chains on
other campuses, thus bringing
them under post office authority.,
Devine said: "Even if letters are
not sent through the mail, money
is, and a possible violation could
See LETTER, Page 6
More than 15,000 braved th
elements to cast their ballots
mostly for the Republican par
ty, according to the office o
County Clerk Luella Smith.
Hamlet Opens Four Day Run Toda
"Hamlet" begins a four day run
8 p.m. today at the Lydia Mendel-
The combined student-faculty
cast will perform in a modified
Shakespearean stage set. Authen-
tic costuming includes Elizabeth-
an ruffs and cape and armor made
of celastic, a material that looks
like the original but is one tenth
Nafe Katter, Grad., plays the
role of Hamlet, and Prof. William
Halstead, of the speech depart-
ment will appear as the Ghost.
ible to transfer Park House resi-
e dents to other women's residence
, halls," Schaadt concluded.
The eleven women, who did their
f own cooking. will be split between
Fletcher Hall, Victor Vaughan and
r Jordan Hall. The two going to Jor-
dan may have to reside in tem-
Meanwhile South Quad's ninth
floor temporary residents have fi-
nally been accommodated. Al-
though five men are still living in
the ninth floor study hall rooms
are available for them as soon as1
they wish to move. -
Schaadt said yesterday the tem-
porary facilities should not be ne-
cessary after Monday.
Total Steadily Decreased
The number in temporary quad
housing has steadily decreased
since the first week of the semes-
ter when the total reached 70.
Three weeks ago it had been re-
duced to 31 and a week later 18.
Twenty-four women still lack
room accommodations. Split among
the residence halls on the hill,
thev shouldha 1ve rooms in 2a few
too early" filled the air of Sena-
tor Ferguson's Detroit home at
As the midnight report gave the
incumbent Senator a definite lead,
someone remarked "A new day
Senator Ferguson's home was a i
virtual bedlam of friends, relatives
and campaign workers, who waited
nervously for a reversal of the ear-
ly 'trend in favor of challenger Pat-
rick V. McNamara.
Spirit throughout the Senator's
home indicated a battle to the end,
as Senator Ferguson and his sup-
porters prepared for an all-night
Percentage computations by the
Senator himself as periodic re-
ports came in attempted to draw
conclusions on the outstate trend.
Optimism was the general note
at Senator Ferguson's residence.
Everyone seemed quietly confi-
dent that the Senator would re-
main a Senator for six more years.
However, if there was any in-
clination towards celebration, it
was being saved for the expected
confirmattion of victory.
Meanwhile, as reports came in
from all over Michigan, Demo-
cratic Senatorial candidate Pat-
rick V. McNamara's bandwagon
The crowd at the Barlum Hotel,
McNamara's campaign headquar-
ters, was about 15 strong at 9 p.m.
At 2 a.gm. it was in the hundreds.
As The Daily went to press, all
Democratic eyes were on Wayne
Early Lead Cheers
News of his early and unexpect-
ed lead upstate equally cheered
and tan ~nfi',a the.-notnt +r m r,
Needs 218 Seats
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Democrats
edged toward control of the House
and were in a nip-and-tuck battle
for the Senate early this morning
on incomplete returns from yester-
day's off-year voting.
They entered the election need-
ing a net gain of three House and
two Senate seats for control of
Their venerable "Veep"-Alben
W. Barkley-staged a comeback in
Kentucky, but at midnight CST
the best the Democrats could
claim on the basis of won and
leading at that hour was a tie
in the Senate.
Democrats had chalked up net
House gains of five seats. They
picked up Republican seats in Del-
aware, Indiana, Maryland, Mis-
souri, New York and Pennsylva-
nia, and had lost a Florida seat.
In 24 other districts now held
by Republicans, the Democrats
were #'ahead, while Democratic
candidates were trailing in five
districts now held by Republi-
cans. If the trend in those 29 dis-
tricts continued, the Democrats
would chalk up 19 more gains.
Democrats had elected 173 and
Republicans 79 while Democrats
were ahead in 51 and Republicans
in 81 contests.
In the 38 Senate contests, Dem-
ocrats had won 16 and were ahead
in 7 others. If they win all 23,
they would have 47 seats in the
next Senate plus the promised'
help of Sen. Morse. (Ind-Ore).
Republicans had bagged 4 Sen-
ate seats and were ahead in 11
other states, including 3 now
held by Democrats in Colorado,
Iowa and Ohio.
Returns were partial and in-
conclusive in several states,.
Should Republicans win all con-
tests in which they were ahead at
midnight CST, they would have
48 seats in the new Senate.
Sen. Paul H. Douglas, Demo-
cratic veteran from Illinois, this
morning held a lead over Republi-
can Joseph T. Meek in the widely
watched race for an Illinois seat
in the U.S. Senate.
Douglas, bidding for a second
term had substantial advantage
in his party's citadel, Cook Coun-
Former Vice President Alben W.
Barkley, veteran Democrat, took
over the lead last night from Sen.
John Sherman Cooper, Republi-
can, in their Kentucky race for a
U.S. Senate seat, after trailing in
Unofficial returns from 898 of
Kentucky's 4,132 precincts gave:
Barkley 132,459; Cooper 124,163.
Tenuous lead by Republican
Martin in Iowa over Sen. Guy
.illette, (D) was being held on
to at 2:30 am. today.
In Massachusetts, Democratic
unknown Furculo was leading Re-
publican Senator Leverett Salton-
stall in a nip-and-tuck contest
that constantly changed as The
Daily went to press.
See DEMOCRATS, Page 6
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