Abilene Reporter News, May 3, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

May 03, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 319 PHONE 6734271 LLOYD BENTSEN gains nomination By ROBERT E. FORD Associated Press Writer Lloyd Benfsen Jr., mounting a powerful campaign pointing to his conservative outlook, swept liberal Sen. Jialph Yarborough out of office in a stunning upset Saturday. Bentsen, a political unknown to most of Texas, heat the best- known name in Texas a man who has been running for office for decades. Rural Democrats Win 'Showdown' Yarbornugh was seeking the Democratic nomination for his third full term in the Senate. Bentsen's victory assures the southern bloc in the Senate that it will have another whether it is a Democrat or a Republican. Republican George Bush, a U. S. House member, won the Republican nomination for the Senate by a stunning margin over Robert Morris. MORNING. MAY PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 1QC DAlLY-aBTsUNDl? Upsets Yarborough Texas Election Bureau re- turns at a.m. from 250 of the 254 counties, 204 complete: Democratic: U. S. Senator: Lloyd Bentsen Ralph Yarboroueh 678 629. Attorney General David Brown Crawford Mar- tin Land commissioner: Bob Armstrong Jerry Sadler Fred Williams Railroad commissioner: Con- nie Lawson Ben Ram- sey Supreme Court Place 3: Matt Davis James Demon Hawthorne Phillips 203. Criminal Appeals: Truman Roberts Earl Smith 382. Republican: U. S. Senator: George Bush Robert Morris By ROY A. JONES U Reporter-News Staff Writer Taylor County's rural Democrats turned out in force Saturday to nominate their candidates lo the commissioners court in the first "city vs. rural" showdown brought about by last yeSr's "one-man, one- Court ruling. The; total vole was a paltry less than one-half the 1968 total in the first primary, and the light turnout of city voters probably cost Abilene business- man Sheila Thornton the Free. 4 commissioner's seat. Although he trailed in every city box, incumbent Free. 4 Commissioner J. T. (Jake) McMillon of Lawn piled up a huge margin in the four rural boxes to defeat Thornton-by only 259 votes. The final vote was to and the outcome was in doubt until the final box that at Woodson High Gym finally came in at p.m. Thronton carried it, 135-73, but McMillon's job was safe at NEWSlNDEX Abilene Event! 4-B Amusements 13-15-C Astrology 4-B Austin Notebook 7-B Berry's World 8-B Books 12-C 6-B Business Outlook (-8 CloisificJi 8-13-D Crossroads Report .......6-B Crossword 4-B Doctor's Mailbox....... 4-B Editorfolj 10.C farm T4-D Hospital Patients...... J0-A Jumble 6-B Letter ta Servicemen 4-B Markets Obituaries Oil.................11-A Records 14-C Sports Tejrosf.............. 6-B To Your Goad Health 7-B TV Tab (Pullout of Sect. B) Women's News least until November when he .must face Republican Glen Thornton in the general election. Joe McDuff, Merkel school trustee and faftner who was making his first bid for a county office, had an easier time as he carried every box enroute to a to 622 victory over former Abilene Mayor C. E. Gatlin for the Free. 2 seat. In the other top races, Democrats gave Miss Irene Crawford the nomination as district clerk by a 2-1 margin over Troy Willis; re elected State Rep. Grant Jones by a 2-1 margin over Joe Hernandez; and gave Dist. Judge Austin 0. McCloud of Colorado City a big boost enroute to his victory as chief justice of the llth'Court of Civil Appeals. Judge McCloud oufpolled Abilene's own Roger Q. Garrett Jr.. by a margin of to in Taylor County. Twenty two other counties make up the llth court district. Miss Crawford, running for her first term after being appointed last year, carried all but two of the 39 boxes as she defeated Willis, longtime Turn to RURAL, Pg. IS-A Governor: Paul Kggers Roger Martin Benlsen captured a solid lead from the start of the vote count and at a late hour maintained a percentage of the vote of about 54 safe margin in a political contest. The Texas Election Bureau, the unofficial vote-counting agency, called the turnout one of the lightest In Texas history for a primary considering the 4.1 million who had registered. The with a trend to return conservatives to some key positions in the Texas only Indicate the majority of Texans are against militant riots, anti-war rallies'and large federal expend- itures and want the stales to> have more rights. These were Turn (o BENTSEN, Pa. ISrA Local Republicans Change to Cannedy Show of credentials B'Spring Poir Due Run-Off for House R. M. (Bob) Wagstaff, chairman of the Republican Precinct 5 convention, holds up Jus credentials and asks other delegates to do the same at the Saturday night meeting. The convention got under way after delegates proved they were elitrible to be at the convention. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Two Big Spring men will face each other in a run-off election for Democratic nomination for State Representative In the 63rd District. Dee, Jon Davis, receiving votes, will run against Ralph Mahoney who polled votes in the primary election. The third candidate, Roy Ford also Margi 2-1 Knox Margin Puts Neatly Over Stale Rep. W. S. (Bill) Heatly defeated his Democratic opponent In a hotly contested race, with Heatly's home county of Cottle and Knox County giving him the margin needed to win. He will face Republican Zack Fisher in the November General Election. With the victory over Leon Williams of Qiianah, the 57 year old legislator seema virtually assured of his ninth term in the Ifouse. The vote was Heatly, Williams, Fisher of Memphis, the first WEA1BER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER IUREAU (WMNCT ma ABILENE AND VICINITY Republican opponent ever for Heally, was uncontested In the GOP primary. Republican voting was reported slim with the exact figure unavailable late Saturday night. Only two weeks ago, a federal grand jury in Lubbock completed a probe into this Tnrn to HEATLY, Pg. 1J-A of Big Spring, received votes. Rep. Temple Dickson of Sweatwater who now holds the House seat did not run for re- election. Davis carried two of the three counties in the district, Howard with votes and Nolan with but lost in Afitehell County by 10 votes to Mahoney. Davis polled 876 votes in Mitchell. Mahoney received 886 votes in Mitchell County, 846 in Nolan but trailed in Howard, his home county, with votes. Ford polled voles in Howard County. Davis, who is a Howard County native, is a former county atlorney there. Mahonsy, who has lived in Big Spring most of his life, is a cotton buyer. A by-county breakdown follows: FORD DAVIS Howard 1607 2491 1591 Mitchell 531 876 886 Nolan 612 1752 846 TOTAL 2750 5119 3323 Taylor County Republicans decided Saturday to have Dr. Rod Cannedy of Harciin- Simmons University as their party chairman in place cf incumbent Dr. Clyde Morgan. The vote was 545 to 343. Dr. Morgan has held tlie post since They also favored George Bush over Robert Morris for the U.S. Senate, 743 to 156, and Paul Eggars over Roger Martin as governor, 801 to 87. After he learned of the primary's outcome, Dr. Cannedy said, "I think that this demon- strates the extreme concern and interest of a number of people in the Abilene area who are tired of unilateral politics. "We have decided on three major goals; Encourage partici- pation in and interest In Republican candidates i n general elections; build strong local Republican organizations such as the Young Republicans arid Republican Women's Club, and encourage local people to run for local office on the Republican ticket. "I am elated about the he said. A total of 910 Republican ballots were cast in the primary. AUSTIN McCLOUD' wins appellate scat ELECTION REPORTS INSIDE Resulls of more area and statewide races can be found on the inside of todays Reporter-News. State races are on Page 13-A, while area election results are carried on Pages 14-A and 15-A. A county by county breakdown of the U.S. senatorial race is on 12-A, and K breakdown of Taylor County voting is on Page 1- B. Local and area precinct conventions are wrapped up on Pages 1-B, 2-B anil 3-B. McCloud 2-1 Over Austin McCloud of Colorado City won Democratic nomination to the chief jurigesflip on the Eastland bench for the llth Court of Civil Appeals with a more than 2-1 victory margin over Roger Q. Garrett of Abileno. Nearly-complele returns from 22 of the district's 23 counties stretching from Rtephenville to west of Big Spring gave McCloud votes lo Garrett's Garrelt led only one county Jones of which he is a native, to 856. McCloud beat Garrett In liis homo county Taylor and the city Of Abilene to The ffind District Court judge is seeking the post long held by Chief Justice Clyde Grissom, who chose not to run again this year. McCloud has sat on the 32nd District bench six years. In defeat, Gairett, an atlorney, had this comment: "I want to thank everybody that did anything toward helping Winner Garrett me. 1 thank my opponent for running an honorable campaign and the news media for giving us equal coverage. "I feel most 'humble for the voles I did get. I surely want to Turn to McCLOUD, Pg. 1J-A DR. ROD CANNEDY H-SU professor Dr. Morgan said late Saturday that he thanks everyone who assisted him in Ms effort for re- election and that "I am proud I kept my part of the campaign clean." On the statewide races, Dr. Morgan said they came out "about like most of us who have been in the Republican Party a long time thought they would." Local Republicans also elected 23 members to Ihe executive commituje from Ihe various pre- cincts. Dr. Morgan said this was more than had served before. "We had at the most In the past 21 or ha said. Members elected, the vote, and their opponants, when present, include: 1 Ralph V. Baum- gardner, 1. Prec. 2 G. E. Griffllh, 2. Free. 3 Harry Tredennick, 75. Prec. 4 Fred K. Foster, 18, Mrs. Christine Bushmill, 13. Prec. 5 Paul Washburn, 37, Turn to CANNEDY, Pg. 13-A Jones Wins Over Hernandez 4-to-1 Hanna Upsets Musgrove "dfaY'to partly cloudy Sunday Monday with through trwd. to __, with Sunda .im-i Sunday Sunday nlpM S3, High Wind. Uofl) and variable Sunday, _ low warming In low Monday In tnt Ms. Increasing aouthwntarly Monday. TEMfERAtUREJ bt. p- 47 47 47 44 46 a 3: M 61 i-.ta ST 67 47 65 6 House of Representatives. Hanna said, "I feel very, very grateful lo Ihe people of this dis- trict and also feel very humble at this time. I hope to represent everyone in Austin and I feel an obligation to represent everyone "I want to thank everyone who helped me. Without Ihcir help I would not have been elected to this office." Musgrove said, "I have had four constructive years as a legislator, a privilege I feel honored to have had. I feel I did my job well, and I tried to run a good, clean campaign. "I appreciate the support of all who have helped me in this particular endeavor as well as in previous campaigns." Musgrove said he hoped "to go on to bigger and better things, for sometimes looking at the situation positively maybe a defeat hero and there can mean more than a single victory." Asked by the Reporter-News on why he thought he lost, Tm to BANNA, PI. li-A BURKE MUSGROVE J State Rep. Grant Jones crushed challenger Joe Hernandez by a 4 to -1 margin lo win the Democratic primary Saturday night In Jones and Taylor counties by a vote of to With all boxes counted, Jones, seeking a fourth term as state representative from Ihe 62nd district, led Hernandez In Taylor County by to Jones took every box In Taylor County except 41 which deadlocked at 166 voles each. In Jones County with all boxes counted, the 47 year old Jones romped easily over his opponent to 304. Henwndez, 29, teacher at Mnnn Junior High School, conceded defeat and issued the following .statement to The Re- porter-News: "I'm disappointed that I have lost the race, particularly since I still feel that I could have represented this district better thin Ihe present representative. 1 particularly am sorry because my many supporters have also lost. "f'm disappointed that so many people in Abilene do not feel that our government Is their government. H owever, politicians will have to learn that they will have to show the people what Is theirs. "I wish thai my campaign funds could havo come from people who would not have L missed the money they to me. However, GRANT JOKES will seek fourth these people, I'm sorry to say have squeezed the money out of very tight budgets. They are the ones thai have put concern over Uwir children, over economic security." Jones, partner in Abtex In- surance Co. in addition to his legislative duties, said Saturday, "I appreciate the opportunity to thank the people of Jones and Taylor County for reelecting me to Ihe legislature. "May I give a special thanks lo Jim Murphy and Sam Wai- drop who have been the main- slays In each of my campaigns. "I pledge my best efforts to providing the best possible rep- re.scntatlon for the Und dfe k Jones Mid. jrV J ;