Jules Abercauph run for mayor
Council Race Is Close In West Phila. District By JOSEPH II. MILLER Continued From First Page by the police, the Republicans cap' tured control of Council, 20 to 2, in cluding four of the five seats in the West Philadelphia district. Pour Republican incumbents in the district, Councilmen L. Wallace Sgan, James G. Clark, James H. Jjvin and Charles E. OUalloran, were re-elected. re-elected. re-elected. Henry J. McAneny, Democrat, apparently won the seat held by Councilman George Max- Max- man, now a captain in the 17. 9. Army Air Forces, who ran in ab sentia. Frank J. Larkin, another Democrat, was trailing McAneny by only 12 votes. However, the results of the West Philadelphia Councilmanic race were so close that the outcome' may not be known until after the of ficial count, which begins Friday, and the tabulation of military ballots, which starts Nov. 12. Complete returns from the 52 wards, compiled yesterday, showed the following vote in the Mayoralty race: Samuel . 345,173 Bullitt 281,604 Jules C. Abercauph, Communist- Communist- supported candidate of the Inde pendent Voters League, polled 4226, bringing the total number of bal lots cast in the important municipal election to 631,543. There were 978, 774 eligible to vote. 29,000 MARGIN IN 1939 The acting Mayor's plurality was the highest margin by which the Republican party has won in j municipal contest since the Demo crats carried the city for row offices in 1933. In the 1935 Mayoralty race S. Davis Wilson defeated John B Kelly, Bullitt s campaign manager. by 45,000 votes, and in 1939 Mayor Lamberton beat City Controller Robert C. White by a 29,000 majority. With the aid of a smooth-func smooth-func smooth-func ttoning Republican political organ lzation, Samuel carried 40 of the city's 52 wards, including a number which had been in the Democratic column for years, such as the 39th, the Acting Mayor's own bailiwick, the 19th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th, 40th, 44th and 49th. Bullitt, who ran 8101 votes behind the high man on his ticket, carried the 16th, 28th, 32d, 33d, 36th, 38th, 42d, 43d. 45th, 46th, 51st and 52d wards, all by majorities consider ably less than the Democrats won by in previous years. RENO VICTORIOUS In addition to winning the row offices the Republicans carried the city for Superior Court Judge Claude Reno, who won a full 10-year 10-year 10-year term in the State-wide State-wide State-wide balloting. t . p hy&jfy over Judge Curtis Bok, his Demo era tic opponent. The city vote in the court contest gave: , Reno . 333,644 Bok 288,514 In the State-wide State-wide State-wide balloting, Reno held an insurmountable lead of 299, 383 votes ever the Philadelphia jur ist, in returns from 7825 of the Commonwealth's Commonwealth's 8192 election precincts. Reno's vote totaled 1,238,230 to 938,- 938,- 847 for Bok. Reno carried 57 of the State's 67 counties, trailing only in Allegheny, Berks, Columbia, Elk, Fayette, Greene, Lackavanna, Monroe, Washington and Westmoreland. As a result of Its success at the polls Tuesday the Republicans re gain control of the county commis sioners' office. It lost its grip on the office when Commissioner James C Clark, former insurgent Republi can leader of the 43d ward, joined forces with Commissioner John J. Hennessey, Democrat. strangely, Clam, wno became a registered Democrat this year and ran for re-election re-election re-election as Hennessey's running mate, defeated his colleague for the minority post, on the basis of returns compiled by police. WITKIN ELECTED Elected as the majority members of the county board were Commis sioner Morton Witkin and Sheriff David E. Watson. The vote in the county commis sioner contest was : Watson 340,835. Witkin 340,579. Clark 283,406. Hennessey 282,580. Witkin in all probability will be re-elected re-elected re-elected president of the board when it reorganizes in January. in tne other row office contests: Austin Meehan. 35th Ward Re publican leader, was elected sheriff over ' his Democratic opponent, Elmer Kilroy, former Speaker of the otaie nouse or Representatives, oy a vote ol 342.659 to 282.156. District Attorney John II. Maurei' was chosen for a full term, defeat ing Todd Daniel, 342,799 to 280,899. Receiver of Taxes W. Frank Mar shall was elected to a full term by winning over Joseph A. Wilson, 340,242 to 282,802. Recorder of Deeds Charles J. Pommer won a full term by beating Roland R. Randall, 339,892 to 282,-425. 282,-425. 282,-425. Clerk of the Courts Joseph De Vito was re-elected re-elected re-elected to a third term by defeating Johno Morgan Davis, 340,-902 340,-902 340,-902 to 281,916. Magistrates elected were: Republicans Magistrates Thomas . Connor and Jules Forstein, and Hobson R. Reynolds and George Levin. O'HARADEFEATED Democrats Magistrates James W.