60 Years Ago
Traditionally Republican Allen County was swept by a Democratic landslide yesterday as more Democrats were elected to local offices than in any year since the 1930s. Local voters also gave Gov. George Docking, seeking re-election, a 216-lead over Clyde Reed, Republican from Parsons. The county gave resounding approvals to the three amendments to the state constitution. Iolas voters turned down the city manager plan, 1,357 to 1,191. Dr. A. R. Chambers was re-elected to the state legislature, defeating Fred Hoye, 3,443 to 2,557. Mrs. Mabel Sage of Humboldt polled the heaviest vote of the county Democratic candidates, defeating Mrs. Una Todd, Moran, 3,291 to 2,740 for county superintendent of schools. Mrs. Maxine Abbott of Iola, Democrat, was elected county clerk, defeating incumbent Republican Joe Littrell, 3,257 to 2,773. Voting was heavy throughout the county. About 5,350 went to the polls.