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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Election day once more has come and gone But, now the runoff's running on and on They've only stopped to get replenished sometimes we think they'll never finish Chief Aides Look Back On Years With Eisenhower, P-10 THE ADA Moss Halts Byng Tournament Reign See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 43 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY GARY, ATKINSON MOVE INTO RUNOFF ELECTION Pontotoc County Residents Go Along With Trend Across State By ERNEST THOMPSON" Pontotoc County voters swam the tide Tuesday as the 1962 political campaign came to the end of the first lap. Two more remain: the May 22 primary and the general election in the fall. In the Tuesday balloting, the county went along with the rest of the state in most races. In only two instances did the county voters disagree with the statewide trend and there were few surprises in the local races. Gary Way-ahead The county gave a thumping vote of approval to former, gover- nor Raymond Gary in the biggest race of them all and reflected the trend of the .entire state by plac- ing W. P. Bill Atkinson in second and George Nigh in third. Gary polled votes in the county. Atkinson had to edge Nigh and Harris for runner-up. Nigh was given and Harris garnered Statewide. Preston J. Moore was fourth at last count, but county voters gave Harris a wide margin over Moore's 812 votes. Large Margin In the lieutenant governor's race, Leo Winters carried the county by voces over his nearest opponent, Wilburn Cartwdght. The score' was to Winters also came in first in the statewide returns. On the local level, two of the three incumbents were returned to office. County Clerk Dow Thompson beat. off a challenge by Henry Drew. The vote was Leo Winters Shows Power In 2nd Race By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The surprisingly strong showing County Judge Fred Andrews lost i in UJe Jam-packed only two boxes .in racking up a to margin over chal- Democralic1 race for. .lieutenant governor highlighted Tuesday's. longer Pat Holman, the present primary-election for-state .offices.' v i._.._ i _ J _ _r -i p- county attorney. Challenger Leads Winters led a'field of 15 Dem- 'ocrats including-former. con- Only in the race for county com- gressman Wilburn Cartwright district two, did an in- i running for the post being vacated cumbent run second. F. 0. "Bud" by George Nigh. He', and Cart- NATO Ministers Meet In Greece To Review Problems And Policies ATHENS, Greece (AP) -U.S Secretary of State Dean Rusk, ar riving here for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting, tolt newsmen today he saw no pi'os pect of immediate relaxation o: tensions. "For the immediate future I could hold out a prospec for relaxation but I Rusk said in an airport statement. But he said the tide of freedom "is in the long term indeed irre sistible as long as there are those will work and sacrifice for that cause." He praised Greece which, he said, has an especially warm place in_ the hearts of Americans because -of its .ancient heritage dedication" of its people in liberty. Indiana U. Picks Stahr As President WASHINGTON of the Army Elvis J. Stahr Jr. has resigned, effective June 30, to ac- cept the presidency of Indiana University. President Kennedy accepted Stahr's resignation today "with regret and reluctance." Stahr takes over the university office July 1, succeeding Dr. Her- man B. Wells, who has been president for 25 years. The shift had been announced in advance of the word from the White House by William Hickman, president of the university board of trustees. An exchange of letters between Stahr and President Kennedy was made public by the White House. Stahr recalled in his letter, dated Tuesday, that he left the presidency of West Virginia Uni- versity to become Army secretary' "only because I shared your con- viction about the need for our country to develop a much strong- er Army in a time of prolongec and serious external threat to th basic values of peace, freedom and human dignity." Stahr added: "The opportunity to lead one o America's great universitie, comes to few men even once in a lifetime. Yet, even now that have been invited to lead one o the greatest, I would be reluctan to ask you to release me after a year and a half as your Army (Continued on Pagt Two) Foreign and defense ministers from the nations of NATO wiT make one of their periodic ap- praisals of NATO policies, touch- ing on the Berlin situation, nu- clear power and East-West rela- tions, in sessions here.- Foremost among the problems facing the 15 nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was the delicate question of control o: nuclear weapons, now essentially in the hands of the United States, U.S. officials expect no agree- ment to emerge on the various proposals for a NATO strike force armed with American nuclear weapons. They hope some prog- ress will be .made. The chief point at -issue is the question of conditions under which the nuclear weapons would be or- dered into action and what veto Clash In May Day Violence LISBON, Portugal (AP) At least 27 persons were hospitalized Tuesday night and scores were arrested in turbulent May Day clashes between security forces and antigovernment demonstrat- ors in Portugal's two largest Club-swinging police and troops crushed the outbursts, but scat- .ered violence continued through the night. Premier Antonio de Oliveira ialazar's dictatorship claimed the most violent n part of a Commu- nist plan for a general uprising. The government asserted the Reds lad failed to muster support ex- cept in Lisbon, the capital, and the allies would have over the fir- ing orders. Secretary of State Dean Busk reportedly will offer the NATO allies detailed information on the numbers, types, general capability and potential use of weapons. in the.U.S. nuclear arsenal. The Ken- Jones, the challenger, beat Bob A'ustell, incumbent, by a to vote. A third man. Samps McCown. drew 326 votes and threw.the race into a a runnoff. Jones missed a clear majority by only G9 votes. The sheriff's race saw Cecil I Smith 'lead the ticket with Burl Griffin in the runner-up spot. Those two were generally con- sidered the 1-2 favorites in the campaign and will meet in the runoff .election May 22. Smith polled votes to Grif- fin's a margin of only 67 votes. Five other candidates got a combined total votes with A. J.- Jackson taking third' "emocratlc and Alfred "Sonny" King coming in fourth. Biggest Vote The votes for the seven sheriff candidates were the most will'meet in' the May 22 runoff. State Examiner and inspector John M. Rogers won re-election by smashing two primary foes, and three -other state officers were nominated for new terms. No Runoffs Nominated without runoffs, but facing Republican opponents in the fall, were Harold Freeman, chair- man of the Corporation Com- mission, Insurance Commissioner Joe B. Hunt and Buck missioner of charities and correc- tions. Andy- Anderson, state auditor, scored a lopsided victory in the secretary of nedy administration reportedly j cast in any race. Governor was hopes the information will reas- second with sure the allies and ease the pres sure from some of larly West speedy creation of NATO's own nuclear force. The nuclear issue will be dis- cussed first, by the defense minis- ters at a meeting Thursday. The foreign ministers begin their meet- ing-Fridays The-session-concludes Sunday.- On the Berlin question the alli- ance is expected to close ranks once an undercur- rent of U.S. ef- rorts to find some basis for a Berlin settlement. Outside the NATO talks, the six- nations of the European Common Market will continue their discus- sion of proposals to extend their economic unity into the political sphere. France has been holding out for a loose confederation in which the Trench said all other members would have a veto tiver all poli- Jcal decisions. Belgium and' the Netherlands urge more of a fed- eral system, with surrender o( some national sovereignty to the supranational body and some mat- ters decided by majority vote. To counter the close alliance between French President Charles de Gaulle and West German Chan- cellor Konrad Adenauer, the ;ians pressuring to have Britain admit- ed to the -talks on political union :ven though the British applica- ion for membership in the Com- The most hotly contested race for state office was .that of state senator. Only 475 votes separated Rob- bert W. Ford. Allen G. Nichols and Virgil'B. Medlock. Ford and Nichols made the May 22 ruiioff with -Ford leading the' ticket -.by 99 votes in the combined, total .of P.ontoloc and-Seminole..counties: ifall. Retirement because of illness of Mac Q. Williamson, veteran at- torney general, and Jim Hughes', long time labor commissioner, threw those races wide open. Attorney's Clash Charles Nesbitt, Oklahoma City attorney who touched off a ruck- us over private attorney fees paid by the state. and; Tom Brett, for- mer state Civil Defense director and younger brother -of Judge John. Brett of the Court of Crimi- nal Appeals, will clash in the Dem- For complete Pontotoc County returns see page 5. Ford polled votes to for Nichols. Medlock ran a close third with Ford Carries County Ford carried Pontotoc County and Nichols led in Seminole. Med- lock ran second in Pontotoc and third in Seminole. A fourth can- didate. Buster Harden, picked up 342 votes in the two counties. Ford's Pontotoc County vote was compared to for Medlock, for Nichols and 220 for Harden. Nichols led Semi- nole with' to Ford's Medlock's and Harden's 122. Ford carried 32 boxes in Pon- totoc County, Nichols was first in only three and Medlock was first in 17.' Runoff In the race for state representa- Clive W-VHW m tut auu i j. j -ti j Oporto, Portugal's second city 175 mon Market ls stlU under OKLAHOMA Fair this aft- ernoon and tonight; Thursday clear to partly cloudy; a little warmer; low tonight 45-55; high Thursday 78-85. JTVE-DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA For the period' Wednesday night through Monday tempera- tures in Oklahoma will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal northwest to near normal In southeast portion. Normal high 72 to 82. Normal low 43 north- west to 61 southeast. Minor day to day temperature changes. Little or no precipitation. miles to the northeast. The regime had banned .May Day demonstrations after the ap 5earance of antigovernment leaf ets signed the pseiido lym of Alvaro Cunhal, genera secretary of the' outlawed Portu guese Communist party. Uncon firmed reports said Cunhal recent ly slipped back into Portugal aft er two years in Moscow. In Lisbon, large numbers of se curity forces were waiting when the first group of workers crossec the Tagus River on ferry boats to protest Salazar's 32-year rule. The demonstrators surged into the waterfront streets and an es timated of them massed in Black Horse Square, the center o: government ministries. Hundreds of police and troops moved in to disperse them. The fighting ragec for three hours. Troops and police fought with clubs and .water hoses and some reportedly fired in the' air. At least 17 demonstrators and :wo police were reported-hospital- zed, several with gunshot wounds. Witnesses reported dozens of dem- onstrators were arrested. Security forces then cleared the area of traffic and pedestrians, or- dered cafes and night clubs closed early and mounted machine guns on rooftops. Despite, armed patrols antigovernment elements wrecked ampposts and broke windows in Ada's high reading Tuesday was 79; the overnlghf'low was 47 and the reading at 7 a. m. was 57. jisbon's east end late into the Eight persons were reported lospitalized and 50 others arrested in Oporto, site of several recent antigovernment demonstrations. An. estimated police had icrded would-be demonstrators (Continued on Pagt Two) tion. France and West Germany re- buffed a British overture to parti- cipate in the political talks, and the Belgians and the -Dutch told the other Common Market nations at a meeting in mid-April they would1 never sign a treaty of poli- tical -union until Britain was a member of the organization. tive, place number two, led the ticket, but will face J. W. Hester in the runoff. Rigsby polled votes and Hester counted Otto Strick- j land came in third with and Philip T. Miner was fourth'with Rigsby and Hester are Ada biisi- Former Governor Piles Up Wide Margin In Bid For Second Term By WILBUR MARTIN Assoicated Press Staff Writer Former Gov. Raymond Gary and millionaire home builder W. P. Bill Atkinson, two men with gray in their "hair, Tuesday plowed ahead of a 12-man field and into the runoff Jor the Democratic nomination for governor.' In a Gary piled up votes in unofficial returns from of the State's precincts.' Atkinson made it for the second straight time into the runoff with a com- fortable but not commanding lead over 3 younger foes seeking to duplicate youth- ful Gov. J. Howard Edmondson's election feat of four years-ago. 'Henry Bellmbn won the Republican-nomination with ease, defeating Leslie Skoieri to Experience and maturity was one of the underlying themes of a campaign that hit on many touchy issues, including taxes, proposed highway bond issues, and re- apportionment. Trailing .in third spot was Lt. George Nigh. 34, with in almost complete un- official returns. Former American Legion Commander Preston Moore, was fourth with follow- ed by Sen. Fred Harris, 31, with There remained a slight mathe- matical chance that Atkinson could be edged out of a runoff spot, but from the number of pre- cincts remaining to report it ap- peared remote. Gary jumped away to.. a fast start, drawing .as .expected on Booby-Trapped Car Exptodes In Algiers ocr'aGc or .'attorney gener- al. The winner will be opposed this fall by .Republican David Shapard. John Briscoe. acting'labor com- missioner during Hughes' illness, and W. T. Bill Hughes, former lax commission employe at Durant who is no relation to the retiring official, will meet in the .runoff with the winner getting the office. 'Big Names' Earl Welch won- nomination to another term on the state Supreme Court from the second district, but still -faces Republican Frank McSherry, McAlcster, in the gen- eral election. Welch got votes to' for R. 0. Ingle.. Former LL Gov. Cowboy Pink (Continued on Two) Driver-Less Car Has First May Accident The first'day of May produced one traffic accident in Ada.'-: This one involved a driver-less :ar. The car; owned'by Louise'L. Curley, Country Club Road, was.parked.on North-Rennie, near Main, when it rolled into, another, s.entative's post was vacated. by Ford when he entered the race for state senator. In other state races, county.vot- ers supported Lewis .11, Watson (Continutd on Two) second.. Charges of improper" parking were filed -against Ciirley- who for- feited mond. That was -the-only case, filed in Municipal Court. ALGIERS (AP) A booby- trapped car exploded in a crowd of Moslems at a dockside hiring office today, killing 8 and injuring about 50. The casualties were among 16 Moslems killed and possibly 100 wounded in a short time in this terror-ridden, city as .a .result of bombings and shootings attributed to the European Secret'Army Or- ganization, which wants to pre- vent Algerian independence. One' of the main objectives of the secret army is to incite the Moslems to violence so that the French army would be obliged to act-against -The thunderous' blast-'of "the booby-trapped car the second such incident in off an angry; reaction Dock workers who swarmed along the water 'front caught one European and cut his throat. At the sight of the crowd of Moslems pouring out on the dock area, a traffic jam'- developed. Many drivers 'hastily abandoned their, cars to seek safety. Shortly afterward, gunmen in a speeding-car in the center of the city 'shot'down a cluster of Mos- lems, killing four and wounding four more. In Oran Tuesday night, secret army terrorists attacked two for- tified French command. posts in the heart of the city.- French troops returned the fire from' be- hind' sandbagged gun emplace- ments, and' after a 40-minute ex- change the attackers withdrew and dispersed. No casualties were reported. Flames Send Adan Scurrying From truck A sudden burst of flame inside the cab of a pickup truck sent an Ada man scrambling for safety Tuesday afternoon five-miles west of Ada on.SH -13. Involved 'was W. J. Jenkins, Ada, who was driving toward Ada i.ciio w Qtcn. i i Europeans in the port area.bar- ?l approximately 6 p m L kins reported flames burst ricaded themselves in offices. When police, reached, the scene, Moslem nationalist leaders, wear- ing white and green. armbands, were on hand and working to hold excited Moslems in check. They calmed the crowd and persuaded dock workers to return to the scene .of the bombing. of.explosive packed into the car had .lorn. a 10-foot wide crater in the pavement and hurled jagged metal bits in all directions. Jen- sud- denly inside the cab, barely giv- ing, him enough-time to stop the vehicle and got' out safely. The Ada Fire .Department ar- rived in time to extinguish the flames. -The ..front seat and. up- holstery were destroyed; but the main part of the cab was saved. Early Wednesday morning a flaming- skillet in the home of Hicks Smith Jr., prompted an- other call to the Ada department. Herman. Landrith, assistant chief, said' the fire at 880 East As it exploded, it ripped up a j causcd, by grease pipe, releasing a geyser-of while Mrs Smjth was cooking. 'The flames in the skillet were-quickly extinguished. Smoke damage to .the walls and paint- water. The car was: torn apart and nieces were hurled, dozens of yards away. The.blast.lifted a car was reported, parked .nearby and hurled.it sey-j Another "skillet" fire .at eral yards onto the top of .another] a. m. Wednesday sent firemen to car. Both vehicles caught fire. the. home of Mr. and Mrs. John .Moslems sacked two pharma- cies, and with medical supplies .to treat the wounded at mprovised first aid stations. These were' jammed with Mos- ems ..bringing, bandages and disinfectants. .Moslem doctors and nurses bent over moaning patients. Strickland, .on... East Thirtieth, one half mile: east of the brick- plant road. Mrs. Darice ;Scott, daughter of and'Mrs, Strickland, report- some grease -in-' a .pan caught, fire. Curtains above the kitchen stove, and a part of. the. kitchen wall were damaged. heavy rural support. Atkinson, -Nigh, Moore and Har- ris remained bunched throughout the long, slow process of ing a ballot with more than a score of state races and 514 can- didates. Apparently Nigh, Moore and Harris split the "supermarket" vote of younger men and women. It was this vote that carried Ed- mondson to a thundering victory over Atkinson four years ago on a platform of youth and reform. Both Gary and. Atkinson looked to the runoff with confidence. For Gary, election night had a more physical harrowing. aura. He was shaken. in a 2-car accident after a press.secretary, ceived an injured arm. Gary's son and cithers .in' the car were also, shaken up, as was the driver -of the other car, Larry Lynch of Ed- mond. Gary credited, his support from people who "were mainly against new taxes and for a reasonable plan ot reapportionmcnt all Okla- homans can live with." _ The former governor, seeking to become the first man to serve a second term, opposed the constitu- tional formula for reapportioning the'state.legislature on the basis of population. He came out for one house, based on population and one on land area of'the ..counties.. Atkinson thanked his supporters, took a dig at Gary's program, and invited all those who 'didn't like the ex-governor's program to now join his camp. Atkinson advocated a 1 cent sales tax .increase, to solve Okla homa's financial problems. 1 Gary opposed new taxes, but proposed a. million dollar bond issue as the. way-to get new highways within the state. It was-something of a triumph for a new campaign technique. Atkinson held off until long after other "candidates were rolling and put all his efforts into a 6-week push. The builder has never served in office and his only other try was for gover- nor four years' ago.. Gary served for 14 years in the (ConHnuid on Two) Disputes Slow Counting At Muskogee MUSKOGEE .dis- putes slowed counting today in a heated race between state Rep. Bill Haworth and incumbent Har- old Shoemake for the Democratic nomination for state senator. With 60 of 79 precincts counted of them under judicial su- pervision Haworth led to Haworth filed a protest with U. S. Atty. Edwin Langley alleging illegal procedures involving some absentee ballots and Langley said he had asked the FBI to investi- gate the' complaint Haworth orig- inally complained Tuesday night about handling of ballot boxes and that protest brought Dist. Judge C. F. Bliss to Muskogee to watch the counting. County Judge J. F. Beavers looked on at the counting 'toctoy. Haworth's original complaints was that, one election board offi- cial was opening ballot envelopes on the first floor of the court- house, then sending them by "un- authorized, unescorted messen- gers" to the third floor where two other board .members read them. Haworth said the law required tha boxes to be opened in the pres- ence of the board. Complaints today dealt. with handling of some tally sheets and other counting details. Haworth also complained about handling of locks on some ballot boxes and the reporting of some precinct totals. Election Board Secretary Ralph Bates said the board had agreed to impound the ballot boxes until the dispute was; settled. He also said' no formal protest hadjbecn filed; saidi-'jf. protest .had- been .filed -and 'that the boxes were not impounded but were under-guard by Haworth supporters: Gary's Not 'Home Free' Governor's Race Reflects Financial Concern By JIM MONROE Oklahoma AP News Analyst The Democratic race for 'gover- nor at this point -pits a highly- successful politician with business interests against a 'highly-success- :ur-busiriessman- with' political 'in- terests. Raymond Gary-and Bill Atkinson will meet in the May 22 runoff after finishing-..1-2-in the 12-man field in Tuesday's pri- mary. Gary finished with almost ,'a 2- o-l lead over Atkinson, but 'he's not "home, free" in the runoff. As of Gary -undoubted? y--had more; supporters, arid 'more enemies than any other-public fig- ure in Oklahoma... Many-.'voters sbuld be classed stro'ng- y for him, lim. If -Atkinson should pick, up large percentage of-votes .going o the other candidates, the run- ff race extremely ing elected governor in 1954.' Hejtricts and tighter restrictions on ilose Gary served 14 years in the is president of the. Sooner Oil'Co. and 'also operates a- large farm hear Ma'dill. Atkinson" is a millionaire build- er 'from Midwest City- who. made his first .-plunge 'a-11 political race in 1958. He. had the quiet backing of gov: ernor; then; and was until, the. final days .of' the cam paign'- when Gov. J. Howard --Ed- mondson put on-his great istretcli vote reflected ffie. strong feeling..in- many..-'quarters against platform crumbled1 beneath -him' in .Both'Gary old- er'men who could'be'classified-'a's "old guard'.' -Democrats. Gary is, 54 and'Atkinson 55. j''.Vf The two.-young men-.in the race '.Gov..JJeorge' Nigh, who had'ith'eijnbst.'support, from, the Edrhbndson and Harris, 3i; who, tate Senate, ,to- resident pro dation'woffjmall county commissioners." Nigh and Harris'split the'young and reform-minded vote, an d neither made it pas't. the cutoff point. Nigh finished third and Har- ris 'fifth. Preston J. Moore, 42, wasabo'ut half-way between the young'candi- dates 'and the older men ".who talked-of ''mature '.leadership and a" stable ".surprised many a.strong-fourth. .'Tuesday's1 election also 'reflected a. desire.. by. specific recommendations .on-howto solve the state's financial plight Gary most -forthright in. recommending plans to increase and they ;were specific'-jn.-how will spend the {additional, money. Gary -million- road, bond-issue, to prograiri of .highway He" saystthis "will.'free year'i-for -other-government fuhc-; flons, principally arid that-.bonds can from .in- creases without .increasing, .tax iatesii. Atkinson proposes 'to increase ma County by only a narrow mar- sales taxes from '2 to 3 cents', raising' an additional 'a year. He .would, provide extra revenue ,'for cities and schools, mental health and public safety'.' :Gary said; after, results'. were in .that his' '.strong'. support showed people agree.'with '.him ;lhat a '.tax raise, .is', not, -'necessary. "Atkinson said the. people are for as we' ap- proach to financing 'state govern- Tuesday's election -also showed that :many. the are. not-'mad1, he op: .poses constitutional, reapportion- ment, and-'manyof the 'rural peo-; pie "are not mad at Atkinson.be-1 cause' he. favors it. they.1 would get the- legislature, and it is'ttie'ruraT.peo- who1' are opposing -it' because they -However, -Atkinson-led dent -pro: gin over Gary, to And Gary led Atkinson iri Coal County only to'613. Atkinson's campaign; was far different.than'the one he, waged four .years., ago. This time he stayed. then came out with 'a hard-hitting meaty "centered around' a. tax thought a.can7 didate advocating more, taxes had little chance- But Atkinson.-won support of many school-Teachers and others a better-; .The problem brought into 'when tried 'for.montlisjo. balance :the budget arid; endeo'Lu.p' short-changing.: 'Edmondson' at time; iFeeling against leadership of the state 'Senate tbr-in; the 'Ben. The landslide victory of Henry Bellmo'n in the Republican goverr nor's race .doesn't mean'.too much since Bellmoh had.only token op- position. However, it does' indi- cate that.Republicans.across the behind' Bellmon and are in.'.what, may be. the''strongest, GOP'bid -yet for the governor's chair Jn this, tra- ditionally ,Democratic' state.''.' Sen. Mike-Monroney. said his lop- sided "victory three 'Demo- crats his; U..S: .Senate that he. can-withstand Haydon'Crawford'this fall. may may not be big -vote, though, does' show-, that (Democrats. generally. are1'not mad at him, and'it will. take ''.a -terrific-j-campaign ''by Crawford'-to-'unseat-him. Rep. Victor Wickersham 'ap- pears.'to beun -.Better, shape -in the 6th District than'two years ago. But he a Dem- ocratic -runoff state .Rep. James tor.-' Monroney Overwhelms Opposition By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If. S. Sen. Mike Monroney stomped all comers in winning the Democratic nomination for a third six-year- term. The junior senator from Okla- homa City racked up a nearly 3-to-l primary election victory Tuesday over his three opponents, thus sidetracking any need for a runoff. The state's only incumbent mem- ber of the U. S. House with op- position. Rep. victor Wickersham. also, lead a field of three candi- dates in the 6th District. However, he faces state Rep. Jim Bullard in the runoff May 22 because he failed to get a majority. Five, other incumbent congress- men, one-of-them a Republican, were-unopposed. And three Repub- lican nominees were selected to oppose Democrats in November's general election. Monroney's overwhelming vic- tory put him in the general elec- tion in November.against Repub- lican B.' Hayden Crawford and Paul V. Beck ail-independent Both are 'from Tulsa. Crawford and Beck were unop- posed in Tuesday's primary. With all but 77 of Oklahoma's precincts counted, Monron- ey's vote was while the combined vote was for Wil- son Wallace, Ardmore attorney. Billy E. and Wood- row W. Bussey. Oklahoma City. after learn- ing of his-- wide lead that the strong support-indicates his seat is safe from. a Jlepublican clial- lenge this-'fall. v" ..Crawford -failed two years .ago to unseat- Oklahoma's senior Sen. Robert S. Kerr although he made in that race." i 1 "I'm deeply gratified by the'size of the. said Wallace, .was Monroney's. closest rival with only Brown collected and 'has served several two-year terms .off-and-on on The only thing some people save for a rainy day is- washing their Gen. Fea. Corp.)   

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