Kelly Defeats Williams in Close Race
Race Close a Fox for attorney, Mus- the for new-ly-eiected in for the r as Upstate Vote Gives Victory To Republican Unofficial Tally Hands Ex-Governor Ex-Governor Ex-Governor 919,533 to 915,305 for Democrat Rival; 65 Precincts Still Out By JACK I. GREEN DETROIT, Nov. 8 (AP) Harry F. Kelly, two-times two-times two-times war governor of Michigan, squeaked to a 4,228 vote victory over Democratic Gov. G. Mennen Williams in Tuesday's general (Election charts on election but it probably will take an official canvass to make certain of the winner. Reports from 4,296 of Michigan's 4,361 precincts including including all but three from Wayne (Detroit) county gave Kelly 919,533 to Williams 915.305. A recount seemed almost a certainty but the Williams headfluarters said they wanted to "think about it for a little! while." Going to bed exhausted after 26 hours on his feet speaking and greeting friends, Williams returned in a few hours. As the tide began to slip away from him he sat holding hands with his wife, Nancy. Williams sent his congratulations to Kelly but refused to concede defeat. defeat. "In view of the extremely narrow and unofficial margin and in fairness fairness to the more than 900,000 citi- citi- Sitting Tight, Williams Says Democratic Gov. G. Mennen Williams Wednesday declined comment on victory claims of Republican Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Harry F. Kelly. i Watching returns tome over a United Press teletype set up in the governor's mansioo, Williams said: "We're sitting tight." zens who gave me their support." Williams said, "I think we should await the official canvass." Williams said that if Kelly's un official margin is sustained official "I will give him my full co-opera co-opera co-opera tion. A spokesman said that did not mean Williams might not ask for a recount. Election experts emphasized that in view of the fact that the ballots are counted and the returns handled handled by thousands of volunteer workers throughout the state that vital errors might have crept in. Upstate Votes Swing Election Kelly rolled an avalanche of up state Republican votes against 'the Democrat's Wayne county fortress and forced a crack in the wall by the narrowest margin. The remainder of the G. O. P. state ticket was elected by margins ranging from 80,000 to 190.000. with Secy, of State Fred M. Alger, Jr., of Grosse Pointe, winning a third term by the biggest margin. All four public issues on the ballot were approved overwhelmingly. All Michigan congressmen, wheth er Republican or Democrat, were re-elected. re-elected. re-elected. See GOVERNOR Page 2 pages 2, 4, 13, 19) State Backs Oleo Color Other Proposals Win Strong Support in Tuesday Election DETROIT, Nov. 8 IP) A proposal to legalize the sale of colored oleo margarine and three other public issues were receiving the overwhelming overwhelming support of Michigan voters voters in Tuesday's election with about three-fourths three-fourths three-fourths of the state's precincts precincts reporting. Proposal No. 4, which would remove remove the Michigan ban on the sale of colored oleo. won 870.372 votes, compared with 429574 votes against out of. 3,424 of the state's 4,361 per-cincts. per-cincts. per-cincts. Sale of yellow oleo. banned since 1901, was the subject of a legislative act passed in 1949. However, the act was suspended by petition of Michigan's dairy interests until the vote could be taken. In view of the thumping vote ap proval, Michigan housewives could expect the yellow oleo on the grocers' grocers' shelves within 30 days. State law provides that the Michigan board of canvassers must certify the election within 20 days after the vote is taken and that approved proposals shall take effect 10 days after certification. See OLEO Page t Snow Flurries Predicted Here. Snow Hurries, along with colder weather, can be expected here Thursday, according to the East Lansing weather bureau. It was predicted that the mercury would drop to 38 degrees tonight, with a high of 42 Thursday. Heavy snow is expected on the Keweenaw peninsula. The local forecast also called for showers with strong winds Wednesday Wednesday night.