Decision 1944! ROOSEVELT WINS!


New ‘league’ at stake in Senator vote

36 to be elected; could block treaty

New York (UP) –
Thirty-six U.S. Senators – three more than the 33 whose adverse votes could block a treaty – will be selected by the voters today.

Voters in 34 states will cast their ballots in perhaps the most crucial senatorial elections since 1918, when victories at the polls for isolationists foredoomed U.S. participation in Woodrow Wilson’s League of Nations.

At stake this time is a new “league” – the Dumbarton Oaks agreement for a world organization.

Will decide faith

The men elected tomorrow, plus the incumbent Senate members who are not running this time, will decide is fate sometime next year.

Expected to win without difficulty are the following candidates:

Senators Lister Hill (D-AL), Carl Hayden (D-AZ), Claude Pepper (D-FL), Millard E. Tydings (D-MD), Walter F, George (D-GA) (no opposition), John H. Overton (D-LA) (no opposition), Pat McCarran (D-NV), Eugene D. Milliken (R-CO), Clyde M. Reed (R-KS), Charles W. Tobey (R-NH), Chan Gurney (R-SD), George D. Aiken (R-VT), and Alexander Wiley (R-WI).

Rep. J. Wilham Fulbright (D-AR) was nominated for Senator by an overwhelming majority in the primaries, and is conceded election, as is popular Republican Governor Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts. Democratic Gov. Olin D. Johnston won the South Carolina senatorial nomination in the primaries.

Favored in close fights

Facing stiff opposition, but given a better-than-even chance for victory by most observers, are: Senators Robert A. Taft (R-OH), Alben W. Barkley (D-KY), Guy Cordon (R-OR), and James J. Davis (R-PA).

Wayne L. Morse, former member of the National War Labor Board and liberal Republican candidate for Senator from Oregon, is generally conceded to be leading his Democratic opponent, Edgar W. Smith, in the home stretch.

The hottest senatorial fight of the lot is in North Dakota, where isolationist Republican Senator Gerald P. Nye is engaged in a three-way scramble for votes with Democratic Governor John Moses and Independent Lynn U. Stambaugh.

May go either war

Hotly contested races, which may tip one way or the other according to the presidential results in the respective states, include:

Connecticut, where Republican Senator John A. Danaher is opposed by Democrat Brien McMahon; California, where Democrat Sheridan Downey is running against Lieutenant Governor Frederick H. Houser; Illinois, where Democratic Senator Scott W. Lucas faces Republican Richard J. Lyons; New York, where Democratic Senator Robert F. Wagner is opposed by Republican Thomas J. Curran; Utah where Democratic Senator Elbert D. Thomas faces Republican Adam S. Bennion; and Oklahoma, where Democratic Senator Elmer Thomas is opposed by Republican William J. Otjen.

Seesaw races

Also in the seesaw category are Idaho, where Republican Governor C. A. Bottolfsen is contesting with Democratic Glen H. Taylor for the seat left vacant by the primary defeat of Democratic Senator D. Worth Clark, and Washington, where Democratic Rep. Warren G. Magnuson is running against Republican Lt. Col. Harry P. Cain for the seat left vacant by the resignation of Democratic Senator Homer T. Bone to be a judge of the Ninth Circuit Court.

In Indiana, where Democratic Governor Henry F. Schricker is running against Republican Homer E. Capehart, the outcome is also believed to hinge on the presidential results in the state. Also in Indiana, Democratic Cornelius O’Brien and Republican William E. Jenner are contending for the short term which runs from Nov. 7 to Jan. 3 of next year.

Missouri and New Jersey complete the list of states where the senatorial outcome may depend on whether Governor Dewey or Mr. Roosevelt wins the presidential electoral vote. In Missouri, Democrat Roy McKittrick faces Republican Governor Forrest C. Donnell, while in New Jersey Democratic Rep. Elmer H. Wene is opposed by Republican H. Alexander Smith.

In Iowa, Democratic Senator Guy M. Gillette is running against Republican Governor Bourke B. Hickenlooper. Senator Gillette’s chances for reelection in heavily-Republican Iowa are considered slight.


GOP hopes to control House

New York (UP) –
Today’s election determines which major party will organize the House of Representatives and assume responsibility for vital tax and appropriations legislation in the next two fateful years.

Whether the war is cleaned up on both sides of the world in that time or whether the next election will find the Pacific War still to be won, the new House is certain to face great and difficult decisions in those fields of legislation which it only can initiate – taxation and appropriations.

Republicans claim that when the votes are counted, they will have won a majority of House seats. They have contended all along that this year they had their best chance since the Hoover administration of capturing House control. Democrats dispute this claim.

Neither has majority

Neither big party now has a majority in the House. To achieve a bare majority, one of them must win at least 218 of the 435 seats. The present lineup is 214 Democrats, 212 Republicans and four minority party members, with five vacancies.

The pre-polling indications were that many of the Congressional races would be close. Only 60 candidates are unopposed. House battles receiving a sizeable share of national interest included:

  • Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr. (R-NY) vs. Augustus W. Bennet (nominee of the Democratic, American Labor, Good Government and Liberal parties). The issue: Fish’s pre-Pearl Harbor isolationism.

  • Rep. Stephen A. Day (R-IL) vs. Democrat Emily Taft Douglas. Mr. Day was supported by the Chicago Tribune and the issue was the same as in Fish’s case.

  • Rep. Clare Boothe Luce (R-CT) vs. Democrat Margaret E. Connors, and Socialist Stanley W. Mayhew. Miss Connors has campaigned on a promise to cooperate with President Roosevelt’s programs if they both win.

  • House Republican leader Joseph W. Martin Jr. (R-MA) vs. Democrat Edmond P. Talbot. The Democrats have been claiming that the veteran Mr. Martin “has a race on his hands.”

  • Rep. Andrew J. May (D-KY) vs. Republican Elmer E. Tabbard. Republicans think Mr. Tabbard may win.

  • Rep. Usher L. Burdick (R-ND) vs. Republican Charles R. Robertson and Democrat J. L. Kennedy. Mr. Burdick sought the Republican nomination for Senator against Senator Gerald P. Nye and lost. He is seeking reelection to the House as an Independent Republican.

  • Hal Styles (D-CA) vs. Republican Gordon L. McDonough. Mr. Styles defeated Rep. John Costello for the Democratic nomination. In the campaign, the charge of membership in the Ku Klux Klan was raised against Styles, and Republicans assert Mr. McDonough is in.

Martin’s ambition

If the Republicans recapture the House control which they lost after the 1930 election, and if Mr. Martin survives the race with Mr. Talbot, he will become Speaker to succeed Sam Rayburn of Texas.

In all his years as Republican leader, Mr. Martin has had but one ambition – to become Speaker. After the 1940 presidential campaign, Mr. Martin quickly scotched reports that he might be available as a presidential candidate in 1944. He told newspapermen then that he’d rather be Speaker than President.

If the present ranking Republican members are reelected and the party wins a House majority, new chairmen of the more important committees would be:

WAYS AND MEANS: Harold Knutson of Minnesota, succeeding Robert L. Doughton (D-NC).
APPROPRIATIONS: John Taber of New York, succeeding Clarence Cannon (D-MO).
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Charles A. Eaton of New Jersey, succeeding Sol Bloom (D-NY).
MILITARY AFFAIRS: Walter G. Andrews of New York, succeeding Andrew J. May (D-KY).
NAVAL AFFAIRS: Melvin J. Maas of Minnesota, succeeding Carl Vinson (D-GA).
RULES: Hamilton Fish Jr. of New York, succeeding Adolph J. Sabath (D-IL).
BANKING AND CURRENCY: Jesse P. Wolcott of Michigan, succeeding Brent Spence (D-KY).


Roosevelt’s Boston speech irks Ely

Boston, Massachusetts (UP) –
Democratic former Governor Joseph B. Ely of Massachusetts, an anti-fourth-term candidate for the party’s presidential nomination this year, charged today that President Roosevelt has attempted “to wrap around himself the mantle of a Great American, Alfred E. Smith.”

Mr. Ely, who nominated the “Happy Warrior” for President at the 1932 Democratic national convention. declared that Mr. Roosevelt injected Mr. Smith’s name in his final major campaign speech Saturday night “for the obvious purpose of luring to his support men and women who loved Al Smith.”

The President blocked Al Smith’s nomination in 1932, Mr. Ely charged, and consistently ignored his advice on matters of policy.

Election facts at a glance

New York (UP) –
Voters today are electing: President, Vice President, 36 U.S. Senators, 432 members of the House of Representatives, 31 Governors and thousands of state and local officials.

Candidates for President and Vice President are:
DEMOCRATIC: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.
REPUBLICAN: Thomas E. Dewey and John W. Bricker.
SOCIALIST: Norman Thomas and Darlington Hoopes.
SOCIALIST-LABOR: Edward A. Teichert and Arla A. Albaugh.
PROHIBITION: Claude A. Watson and Andrew Johnson.
AMERICA FIRST: Gerald L. K. Smith and Harry Romer.


Indiana squabbles over vote order

Indianapolis, Indiana (UP) –
The Indiana election board today instructed its 92 county boards to allow unlisted voters to cast ballots merely by showing their registration receipts and signing affidavits.

Attorney General James A. Emmert, Republican candidate for reelection, promptly charged the Democrats were attempting to “steal” the election and advised the county boards to disregard the state board orders.

He charged that the instructions are “a clear violation of law” and “open the door for the grossest kind of election frauds.”

Governor Henry F. Schricker, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator, and David M. Lewis Jr., Democratic member of the election board, said the affidavit system is authorized by a provision in the state board’s manual interpreting state election laws.

Intercession asked for voting time

Seattle, Washington (UP) –
Senator Mon C. Wallgren, Democratic candidate for Governor, today wired President Roosevelt asking immediate presidential intercession against the alleged refusal of the management of the “hush-hush” federal project at Hanford, Washington, to grant workers time off to vote.

Senator Wallgren’s wire stated:

I ask your immediate intercession to see that regulations promulgated by other federal departments be made applicable to the Hanford engineering project.

Security regulations in the past have prevented mention of the number of employees working at the huge project, or the nature of the work involved.


Coast candidate files libel suit

Hollywood, California (UP) –
Radio producer Harold “Hal” Styles, Democratic Congressional candidate in California’s 15th district, today filed a million-dollar libel suit against the Los Angeles Examiner, charging the newspaper “maliciously” linked him with the Ku Klux Klan.

The suit, filed in Superior Court, was based upon an article and a cartoon appearing in the Oct. 26 edition.

Mr. Styles said he had demanded and been refused a retraction.


Fighting men overseas will get results

Broadcasts begin at 7 o’clock tonight

Washington (UP) –
Election returns will be radioed to U.S. fighting forces on every continent and in the remotest islands of the South Pacific today.

News will be flashed over Signal Corps and commercial wireless by a special point-to-point voice-casting arrangement.

Six shortwave transmitters on the East Coast will send five-minute bulletins across the Atlantic beginning at 7:00 p.m. EWT and seven other shortwave outlets will provide identical coverage starting at 8:00 p.m. EWT.

Far into the night

Also at 8:00 p.m. EWT, six powerful transmitters on the West Coast will begin flashing returns to the small Pacific Islands, Alaska, China, Hawaii, the Philippines, New Guinea and Australia.

Two stations made available to the Army by OWI will broadcast bulletins and summaries on the returns from the Army News Service in New York from 9:45 p.m. EWT through 2:30 a.m. EWT to Great Britain, Italy, the Mediterranean and North Africa.

The Army Communications Service hopes to reach even Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s troops on Leyte with a point-to-point voice casting by Army announcers direct from New York.

State returns tomorrow

Additional election coverage by Signal Corps and commercial wireless, through extra editions of The Stars and Stripes and widely-scattered unit newspapers and rebroadcasts of shortwave will give soldiers on isolated fronts full returns.

Tomorrow, a detailed analysis of the state voting will be sent by airmail to all overseas newspapers and radio stations.


President will vote in Hyde Park hall

Hyde Park, New York (UP) –
President Roosevelt today did all he possibly could toward defeating his Republican opponent, Governor Dewey, by going to the polls and voting – for Roosevelt.

Following a custom of the years, the President and his wife were scheduled to appear at the white-walled town hall of Hyde Park this afternoon and cast their ballots.

To get returns in home

Tonight, the President will settle down in the library of his home and watch election returns fed into his house through press association wires and in other dispatches from party leaders throughout the nation. And if around midnight there is a clear trend of his victory, the loyal Democrats of predominantly Republican Dutchess County will organize a torchlight parade and weave through the President’s estate to give him their personal congratulations.

Last night, the President returned to his house after an afternoon tour of the Hudson Valley to broadcast an appeal for a vote of 50 million to prove the democratic process in this country and resultantly assure a lasting peace.

Introduced by Georgia girl

He was introduced on the air by Bettie McCall, Decatur, Georgia, who was chosen as the typical 18-year-old Georgia college girl who, under her state laws, is eligible to vote. She was presented on a Democratic committee program by Julius O. Regnier, 94, who will vote in his 19th presidential election and who shook hands with Abraham Lincoln at Galesburg, Illinois, in 1898.

In the afternoon, the President made a four-and-a-half-hour drive around the Hudson Valley, giving a “howdy do” to his neighbors and a sharp political needle to Rep. Hamilton Fish (R-NY), who is one of the President’s more outspoken and active political foes.

The President made no political predictions except to say that he “hoped” he would not be beaten “too badly” in traditionally-Republican Dutchess County.

He recalled that when he campaigned down the Hudson Valley four years ago, he was reputed to have said that obviously was his last trip as a candidate for public office. “This time,” he added, “I’m not doing any prophesying.”

Governor to ballot in New York City

Albany, New York (UP) –
Governor Dewey submitted his candidacy for the Presidency to the nation’s voters today with an appeal for a Republican victory “to shorten the war” and lay the groundwork for post-war peace and prosperity.

That was the theme of his final message closing the first wartime political campaign in America since 1864.

The GOP candidate asked that every qualified voter in the nation participate in today’s election. He proposed to suit his own words to action by traveling from Albany to New York City, where he has been a registered Republican for 21 years.

To vote after noon

His schedule provided that, accompanied by his wife and a host of reporters, he leave Albany by special tram and arrive in New York City at 12:10 p.m. ET, there proceeding directly to his polling Place at 108 East 48th Street to cast his vote before retiring to his suite at the Roosevelt Hotel to await the election returns.

The Governor made his last speech of the campaign last night in a 15-minute radio talk over all networks.

Describing today’s election as one which “may be the most fateful in our history,” and “a test for each of us of our devotion to the American system of government,” he declared:

The great test is whether, knowing we need a new administration, we will make the change necessary to speed victory and to build the peace to come.”

Three questions for voters

He predicted that the years from 1945 to 1949 will be important, difficult years, requiring “vigorous, hardworking, harmonious leadership, with abiding faith in America.”

He asserted that “everyone will agree that we need improvement and need it badly.”

In conclusion, he posed for voters in today’s election three questions:

How can I help shorten the war? How can I help secure lasting peace? How can I help give jobs and opportunity in the years that lie beyond our victory?

He said:

If you will soberly ask yourself these questions and will think the answers through in the light of your own knowledge, I have no doubt of the outcome.


West Virginians vote on governor

By the United Press

West Virginia’s two gubernatorial candidates took to the airways last night in a last-minute appeal for the support of the state’s 1,046,514 registered voters and to land a final punch in one of the most strenuous general election campaigns in state history.

Both candidates, confident of victory, spoke from their home cities in an effort to bring out the vote today.

Mayor D. Boone Dawson, GOP nominee, spoke from Charleston, delivering a “thank you” message to the voting public.

Circuit Judge Clarence W. Meadows, Democratic nominee, spoke from Beckley and urged a heavy vote.

In addition to electing a governor, West Virginians will select members of the Board of Public Works, a judge of the State Supreme Court of Appeals, 16 Senators, 94 members of the House of Delegates, 25 judges and six Congressmen.


Editorial: United we stand

Today we vote as partisans, but we do not cease to be Americans, We shall prove that, when the verdict of the polls is in, by laying politics aside and joining hands to support the chosen President.

People in other countries are said to be amazed that we in the United States have dared, at a crucial moment in history’s greatest war, to argue our differences of opinion publicly and hotly and even bitterly in an election campaign “as usual.” They think it displayed a lack of unity which we might wisely have concealed.

Such people do not know the secret of our strength. They fail to understand that we preserve our unity because we do argue publicly about our differences and because, at stated intervals, we settle our arguments by casting our ballots and accepting the results. If we had feared to hold an election at this time, that would indeed have been a sign of division, deep and dangerous.

In this campaign, as in many, many others, things have been said on both sides that might better have been left unsaid. But a reading of history would show that more bitter campaigns than this one have come and gone and left no lasting scars. And none has revealed a more fundamental agreement on main objectives – to win the war quickly, to make America’s influence count decisively for enduring peace, to achieve sound prosperity and abundant employment within the framework of the private-enterprise system.

Those were the things pledged by both presidential candidates, for the compelling reason that those are the things most desired by a vast majority of the American people, Democrats and Republicans and independents alike. Our arguments have been about methods and men, not about goals.

The next President, whether his name be Dewey or Roosevelt, will need the support of a united nation. He will have it. The nation will need the leadership of a President whose aim is to preserve unity. May it have that!

As we await the returns tonight, let us resolve not to gloat in victory, not to sulk in defeat, not to cherish partisanship and forget sportsmanship. We have mighty tasks ahead of us. We must tackle them together.


Editorial: You can always turn it off

Not so many years ago, a citizen could take his politics or leave it alone. He didn’t have to listen to campaign speeches unless he wanted to.

Then, the radio revised campaign methods in 1928 and now you can’t escape hearing the candidates.

But there’s more to come – in the post-war world. Senator Wagner, last Sunday night, was the first candidate for major office to be televised right into the homes of voters. Wonder what the campaign of 1948 will be like?



Ferguson: Political campaign

By Mrs. Walter Ferguson

As this is written the election is in doubt. Although many people are saying so, this campaign has been no meaner than many others we’ve staged. Between campaigns, we forget old rancors.

The reason we can forget the wounds of political campaigns is because we are essential a fair-minded people. Even when contests are hottest, neighbors and friends on opposing sides can laugh together over their differences.

Editorial and platform accusations sometimes sound vicious, but that’s a part of the game too, and those who are engaged in the fight know it. In Washington, Democrats and Republicans fraternize in private even while the public is led to believe them mortal enemies. Those skilled in political techniques use every device to win, but a good deal of their alarmist talk is pure bosh and nobody knows it better than they do.

Whatever the election outcome, the country faces a crucial period. It will take the best efforts of all good Americans to pull us through. We could therefore utilize the day to examine our own hearts and ask ourselves seriously why mankind has not been able to outlaw war.

We know the answer, too. Peace is not built on hates. It does not spring from greed. It is the result of human behavior. And a good many humans must change their behavior in order to achieve it. Maybe that means you and me, as well as our leaders.


Bricker casts vote

Columbus, Ohio –
Governor John W. Bricker, Republican vice-presidential nominee, today voted the Republican ticket “all the way down the line.”


Texan for Dewey

Houston, Texas –
John H. Crooker, Texas elector, declared here today that he will cast his electoral vote for Governor Thomas E. Dewey and Governor John W. Bricker “if that’s the best way to defeat the Roosevelt-Truman ticket,” and indicated other electors of the anti-Roosevelt party will do likewise.


Stokes: Turn of affairs

By Thomas L. Stokes

Washington –
One very significant fact emerged from the 1944 presidential campaign as to the future function and objective of our government.

This is that laissez-faire, though long dead, was finally buried formally for all time, both as affects our place as a nation among other nations, and as affects the role of our government in the life of its people.

Both parties, through their platforms and candidates, agreed that no longer can there be any hit-or-miss, any happy-go-lucky attitude, any return to the principles of what are fondly called “The Good Old Days,” in the conduct of our affairs with other nations, or our own affairs within our country.

There will, of course, be dissenting voices in Congress, and perhaps bitter fights in Congress over the method of our cooperation with other nations and the method of adjusting our national economy. But it will be a battle over a plan, and not a battle as to whether there should be a plan.

The principle of national planning, of supervision from Washington of the delicate mechanism of our national economy, has been established and accepted finally, just as has the necessity of planning our relations with other nations of the world.

Significant turn

This is a simple fact, long recognized in many quarters, though hotly disputed in some others during this campaign. It is worth noting, for it represents a significant turn in national affairs that perhaps will assume more importance in the history books than it does now when seen as closely.

President Roosevelt and Governor Dewey stood together on the creation of a post-war world organization. Primarily such an organization is to keep the peace. But in that objective, it must plan in other directions – to do away with trade barriers, to open up access for all nations to raw materials, to check international monopolies, to protect minority groups, and the like, It is from these sources of irritation that wars spring.

The United States has taken the lead in the past in all these areas and is prepared, from its experience, to furnish leadership now.

Earlier in his campaign, before the fur began to fly, Governor Dewey expressed a philosophy of broad national government participation im meeting economic and social problems. Even before that, in his St. Louis conference with Republican governors, Governor Dewey supervised the drafting of a program which called for broad use of federal powers, in cooperation with the states, to promote the social and economic welfare of the people.

OK’d New Deal reforms

In his campaign along the Pacific Coast, he accepted the various domestic reforms of the New Deal, speaking as the leader of his party. At the same time, he espoused government intervention to keep the economic structure in balance, to provide jobs when private industry could not, to support prices of farm crops against collapse, and so on. He pronounced the end of the “Dog-Eat-Dog” philosophy.

At Los Angeles, he went a step further and advocated extension of social security to cover 20 million persons not now included, and additional assistance to veterans in getting jobs and being rehabilitated.

Simultaneously with advocacy of a broad participation of the national government in the lives of the people, Republicans made quite an attack on “bureaucracy” which raised an inconsistency often pointed out. The reforms of the New Deal require lots of personnel to administer, though not near as much perhaps as the government now employs.

Extension of Social Security undoubtedly would add some more.

What this all adds up to is that if people are to be given this sort of government, as both parties are agreed, then it will require continually large personnel to administer it. There is no way around it, even though politicians in the heat of a campaign don’t say so while making their promises.

But there is a “bureaucracy” issue in the top-heavy, inefficient structure, with its duplication of agencies and its waste, and Republicans performed a service in pointing this out. President Roosevelt recognized this vulnerability early in the campaign when he issued orders for a survey to prepare for liquidation of war agency personnel.

But more than a survey will be needed to cut the government structure down to size.


Gracie Allen Reporting

By Gracie Allen

Hollywood, California –
Well, so far as I’m concerned, the election is already a success. The official at the polls this morning asked me if I was old enough to vote.

I was so eager to cast my ballot that I told a little white lie and said I was.

George is terribly nervous waiting for the election returns to come in. And when he’s nervous he likes to smoke one cigarette right after another. Today he’s already gone through three cartons… But he didn’t find any cigarettes.

According to early reports, the Solid South is going the same way it has for the last 70 years… it still prefers Boubon.


Network drop stars for election returns

OWI to radio results overseas
By Si Steinhauser

Now that you have listened to national Democratic candidates take up 34 hours and five minutes and Republicans 29 hours and 10 minutes of your network listening time, big league commercials go bye-bye tonight to make way for election returns and hourly “commentaries” by “experts,” along with alibis for out-of-bounds predictions.

The 63 hours and 15 minutes of talk does not include spot announcements, five-minute recordings, in-person appeals, or state or county broadcasts.

If there is a decision tonight in the election, you may hear the victor and loser interviewed by network mikemen or the announcement “he has retired for the night,” a pre-radio version of “he has taken a trip up Salt River.” The younger generation may have that explained by their elders.

The Blue Network cancels all programs from 7 o’clock on. NBC, CBS and MBS begin their nationwide pickups at 8 o’clock.

Interpretative commentaries will be made by chairmen of national political committees, also by various aides and publicity directors. There will also be an election dramatization – as if the election isn’t drama enough – and man in the street interviews with “What do you think of the winner?” the $64 question. Servicemen will also he felt out as to “what do you care about it?”

The Office of War Information will begin overseas broadcasts of returns at 7 o’clock. These will continue until the globe is circled and time differences have been compensated and every military outpost has had the returns and the identity of the winner made available. Ten-minute return summaries will reach across the seas.

The Office of Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs will also broadcast returns in Spanish and Portuguese for Latin-American ears.

Wartime emergency transmitters will be used for tonight’s special broadcasts but returns will not be permitted to interfere with the regular transmission of military orders.

All of which is just a semifinal, to the nation’s return to normalcy, soap operas, blue jokes, promises of cheap television sets and warning to do your shopping early for Christmas is coming. And we’ll get more and bigger reports from the victory fronts in Europe and the Pacific. Of course, we’ll have to listen to the “I told you so” guys until next Sunday night. by which time all excuses and boasts will have been completed.

Next election you will see the candidates as they speak if what happened on a tiny scale in New York means anything. Senator Robert F. Wagner was seen by owners of television sets as he asked his native state to return him to the Senate. He was televised by Station WABD and was the first candidate ever televised in a campaign speech.

Now back to the old routine:

Larry Stevens, the “unknown discovery” of Mary Livingstone who made his singing debut on Jack Benny’s broadcast Sunday night was brought to the Benny home last July and signed as Dennis Day’s successor. That, according to Jack Benny, who ought to know, since his manager, Leonard Lyon’s, and Larry’s manager did the signing in Jack’s presence, following an audition.

Judith Wood, who plays a Japanese spy on the Counterspy series, is the wife of a member of the British Consular Service, Christopher Wren, whose father wrote Beau Geste. Judith makes a specialty of portraying Oriental women on the air.

We don’t admire Shirley Mitchell for going on the Fibber McGee Show last Tuesday just after she learned that her father had died. The “show must go on stuff” gets no favor here.

Donald Loughlin has joined the Woman of America cast as Logan Matthews.

Pittsburgh’s Earl Hines will play a boogie-woogie version of the “St. Louis Blues” on tomorrow’s (KQV 3:15 p.m.) Hollywood Show Time.

Len Doyle, who plays Harrington of Mr. District Attorney broadcasts, is Chief Special Investigator for the Admiral in the new Broadway play, The Streets Are Guarded.

Murray Kane, who sang with Fred Waring’s gang, is overseas in uniform and turning his experiences into money. Pfc. Kane picked up the G.I. query “Got Any Gum, Chum?” and made it into a song. Fred will introduce it Thursday night.



The Electoral College contains 531 electors representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. A candidate needs a majority of electors – 266 – to win the presidency.

TOTAL (266 needed) 388 96
Alabama 11 0
Arizona 4 0
Arkansas 9 0
California 25 0
Connecticut 8 0
Delaware 3 0
Florida 8 0
Georgia 12 0
Idaho 4 0
Illinois 28 0
Indiana 0 13
Iowa 0 10
Kansas 0 8
Kentucky 11 0
Louisiana 10 0
Maine 0 5
Maryland 8 0
Massachusetts 16 0
Minnesota 11 0
Mississippi 9 0
Missouri 15 0
Montana 4 0
Nebraska 0 6
New Hampshire 4 0
New Jersey
New Mexico 4 0
New York 47 0
North Carolina 14 0
North Dakota 0 4
Ohio 0 25
Oklahoma 10 0
Oregon 0 6
Pennsylvania 35 0
Rhode Island 4 0
South Carolina 8 0
South Dakota 0 4
Tennessee 12 0
Texas 23 0
Utah 4 0
Vermont 0 3
Virginia 11 0
Washington 8 0
West Virginia 8 0
Wisconsin 0 12



49 needed for majority, 35 at stake, 0 undecided

Party Not Up For Election Total Control Gain/Loss
Republicans 24 38 +1
Democrats 36 57 -1
Progressives 1 1 0
Others 0 0 0


Race Status Candidate Vote Vote%
Alabama (D) Hill (incumbent) 202,604 81.78%
(R) Posey 41,983 16.95%
(I) Parrish 3,162 1.28%
Arizona (D) Hayden (incumbent) 99,124 69.37%
(R) Fickett 39,891 30.63%
Arkansas (D) Fulbright 182,499 85.10%
(R) Wade 31,942 14.90%
California (D) Downey (incumbent) 1,728,155 69.37%
(R) Houser 1,576,553 30.63%
Scattering 526 0.02%
Colorado (R) Millikin (incumbent) 277,410 56.06%
(D) Whatley 214,335 43.31%
(I) Whitehead 3,143 0.64%
Connecticut (D) McMahon 430,716 51.99%
(R) Danaher (incumbent) 391,748 47.28%
(I) Anderson 6,033 0.73%
Florida (D) Downey (incumbent) 335,685 71.28%
(R) Draper 135,258 28.72%
Idaho (D) Taylor 107,096 51.13%
(R) Bottolfsen 102,373 48.87%
Illinois (D) Lucas (incumbent) 2,059,023 52.61%
(R) Lyons 1,841,793 47.06%
(I) Schnur 7,312 0.19%
(I) Holtwick 5,798 0.15%
Indiana Special (R) Jenner 857,250 52.11%
(D) O’Brien 775,417 47.14%
(I) Thompson 12,349 0.75%
Indiana Regular (R) Capehart 829,489 50.23%
(D) Schricker 807,766 48.91%
(I) Holston 12,213 0.74%
(I) Tomish 1,917 0.12%
Iowa (R) Hickenlooper 523,963 51.28%
(D) Gillette (incumbent) 494,229 48.37%
(I) Bowden 2,751 0.27%
(I) Drescher 744 0.07%
Kansas (R) Reed (incumbent) 387,090 57.84%
(D) Hill 272,053 40.65%
(I) Dubbs 7,674 1.15%
(I) Billings 2,374 0.35%
Kentucky (D) Barkley (incumbent) 464,053 54.81%
(R) Park 380,425 44.93%
(I) Garrison 1,808 0.21%
(I) Marret 340 0.04%
Scattering 1 0%
Louisiana (D) Overton (incumbent) 287,365 99.99%
(I) Clark 380,425 0.01%
Maryland (D) Tydings (incumbent) 344,725 61.73%
(R) Randall 213,705 38.27%
Massachusetts Special (R) Saltonstall 1,228,754 64.29%
(D) Corcoran 667,086 34.90%
(I) Kelly 12,296 0.64%
(I) Root 3,269 0.17%
Missouri (R) Donnell 778,778 49.95%
(D) McKittrick 776,790 49.82%
(I) Priesler 3,320 0.21%
(I) Cox 215 0.01%
Nevada (D) McCarran (incumbent) 30,595 58.38%
(R) Malone 21,816 41.62%
New Hampshire (R) Tobey (incumbent) 110,549 50.93%
(D) Betley 106,508 49.07%
New Jersey Special (R) Smith 940,051 50.44%
(D) Wene 910,096 48.84%
(I) Ridout 9,873 0.53%
(I) Butterworth 1,997 0.11%
(I) Riger 1,593 0.09%
New York (D) Wagner (incumbent) 3,294,576 53.06%
(R) Curran 2,899,497 46.7%
(I) Hass 15,244 0.25%
North Carolina (D) Hoey 533,813 70.25%
(R) Ferree 226,037 29.75%
North Dakota (D) Moses 95,102 45.20%
(R) Nye (incumbent) 69,530 33.04%
(I) Stumbaugh 44,596 21.19%
(I) O’Laughlin 705 0.34%
(I) Harris 489 0.23%
Ohio (R) Taft (incumbent) 1,500,609 50.3%
(D) Pickrel 1,482,610 49.7%
Oklahoma (D) Thomas (incumbent) 390,851 55.65%
(R) Otjen 309,222 44.02%
(I) Beck 1,128 0.16%
(I) Williams 674 0.10%
(I) Nagle 519 0.07%
Oregon Special (R) Cordon (incumbent) 260,631 57.54%
(D) Mahoney 192,305 42.46%
Oregon Regular (R) Morse 269,095 60.71%
(D) Smith 174,140 39.29%
Pennsylvania (D) Myers 1,864,622 49.99%
(R) Davis (incumbent) 1,840,938 49.35%
(I) Stump 14,129 0.38%
(I) Palmer 8,599 0.23%
(I) Knotek 1,989 0.05%
South Carolina (D) Johnston 94,556 92.94%
(R) Gaston 3,807 3.74%
(I) McKaine 3,214 3.16%
(I) Hendrix 141 0.14%
Write-ins 18 0%
South Dakota (R) Gurney (incumbent) 145,248 63.86%
(D) Bradshaw 82,199 36.14%
Utah (D) Thomas (incumbent) 148,748 59.91%
(R) Bennion 99,532 40.09%
Vermont (R) Aiken (incumbent) 81,094 65.80%
(D) Witters 42,136 34.19%
Scattering 18 0.01%
Washington (D) Magnuson (incumbent) 452,013 55.13%
(R) Cain 364,356 44.44%
(I) Roberts 1,912 0.23%
(I) Sulston 1,598 0.19%
Wisconsin (R) Wiley (incumbent) 634,513 50.50%
(D) McMurray 537,144 42.75%
(I) Sauthoff 73,089 5.82%
(I) Uphoff 9,964 0.79%
(I) Wiggert 1,664 0.13%
Scattering 106 0.01%


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