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   Advocate (Newspaper) - May 3, 1964, Victoria, Texas                                Cheatham Wins Handily Over Challenger Whitlow Votfii's in the D e m o e r a I i cleomplete, his voles totaled dynamic, positive program to primary Saturday in Ihe six- io Whitlows .keep pace with a growing corn- county 24lh Judlcal District Voters in the district allorney's munity. nominated Incumbent Wiley L. home C0unly of strong-i Chealham based his eam- Chcatham for re-election as dis- u, supported him With 19 on nis record in the dis- trict attorney by a wide margin. 34 boxes reporting complete, he trict attorney's office for eight The veteran district attorney showed to 514 for Whitlow, years. He promised voters to captured a commanding lead in The race had become one of continually serve them capa bly, efficiently and economically in the future if ha should be re-elected this year. Chealham is a former conn- all but one county. With only an Ihe hottest in the Victoria estimated 500 votes still o u t, especially during the late weeks! Cheatham led with votes.of Ihe campaign, to for Dave Whitlow, his Whitlow cited major problems only opponent, of Ihe office as Ihe ever-in-jW attorney of DeWitt County Whitlow secured a 227 vote creasing crime rale, saying once served as an asslst- Icad in Jackson County, his planned lo cope with them attorney general. He re- homo, where voters gave him trying more of the major crimes'cfiyed an award as one of the lo Cheatham's juries and culling out state s outstanding prosecuters In Victoria County, and swapouls." 7 'he an well ahead of his opponentjespecially referred to murder fa- Enforcement emulation. He ran well ahead of his referred to and with all prccincls veporting-dictmenls. He promised an over-l (See CHEATHAM, Page ISA) Marshall Re-Nominated For Third Sheriff Term Sheriff M. W. (Monlie) Mar- shall was re-nominated for a :hird term Saturday but had to beat back a determined fight hy his former chief deputy, Doran Cornelius. Although his margin o! vic- tory was only 816 voles, Iho 61-year-old sheriff led through- out the tabulation of the turns. The final vote was for and for Cornelius. Cornelius won nine of Ihe 30 boxes with the two candi dales battling to a 297-297 tie in the Precinct 8 voting box at Shields School. Marshall also won the absentee count by over a 2-1 margin. '1 want lo thank everybody from the bottom of my heart, God bless Marshall said early Sunday morning after be- ing assured of his viclory with all but one box reported. Cornelius expressed his ap- prcclalion for Ihe support given him In his fulile attempt to Ijrab the sheriff's job from his former boss. "I want to llionk everyone for the time and effort they gave in support of my candi- Cornelius said. Cornelius later called Mar- shall and congratulated him on his victory. He said he had not decided on his future plans. Cornelius, 56, had served nine years as chief deputy in the de- tartment before resigning In the tarly part of the year to run for the sheriff's position. Both men carried on their campaigns In a quiet fashion wilh Ihe minimum amount of newspaper and radio advertising away utilized. Cornelius based his campaign mostly on modernization of the department and better co-opera lion of olher law enforcemen agencies working in Iho city am county. Marshall has been sherif since 1955 and was a deputy eight years before becomini sheriff. M. W. MARSHALL THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE 15 118th 359 TELEPHONE HI 5-1451 VICTORIA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MAY 3, 1964 Established 1318 Pages Victoria Goes With State in Carrying Connally and Yarborough to Victory Vote in Comity Below Record Victoria County Democrats, 763 votes, Bob Looncy 487 and urning out in far less than the Dan Sullivan in this rate nlicipated record numbers. In all, Democrats went COLLEGE SWEETHEART Pretty Lana Jenk- ins, a sophomore at Victoria College and the daughter Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Jenkins of 1G08 Vogt Dr., was named Victoria College Sweetheart at the Student Council's annual spring formal Sat- urday evening in the Student Union. (See Stoiy Page 2-A) Grand Jury To Receive Big Case Load Monday 'ent with the incumbents Satur- ay by giving Gov. John Connal- y a smashing to lo tlie polls or voted absentee in advance, while Republicans could muster only 877 voters. ole victory over Challenger! This made a total counly vote )on Yarborough, and returninglin the Iwo primaries of only he senate nomination to Ralph: where a record vole of Scarborough by almost a] possibly more lliati lutl housand voles. (been considered possible. Sen Yarborough polled In another conlestcd con lo for Gordon Me- stable race, Prccmt 2 which Lcnlion includes the Mission Vallej !r slable E- C- 14fl and Fronk Haycs' 151' ngs Mrs. Johnnie Mae Hack- wnrthe nollins IS and M T Banks 68. The only Democratic run-off contest developed in Constable 'rccinct 1 race. Velersn County- Commissioner W. S. Caraway vhipped four challengers with-! out a second primary. In tiie constable race J. D.i Hammack, who received votes, will face Victor Alkek in ;he run-off. Alkek polled f votes to for A. J. Weaver.! v-.s- Caraway, County Com- _ .miss oner of Precinct No. 3 for Only Bob Pool of the incum- another bents m conies ed races failed ot confidcnce Satm.. State Incumbents All Easy Winners W. S. CARAWAY Caraway Victor Without Runoff One of the heaviest case! loads in many years be Judge Joe Kelly for (he spring- summer term of court. submitted lo Ihe Victoria Coun- ty Grand Jury Monday in the first session (o be held in five months. Dist. Ally. Wiley Chealham, County Ally. W. W. Kiigore and Sheriff M! Marshall submit 101 felony cases to the jury with testimony scheduled through Thursday. The grand jury will be im- paneled at 9 a.m. by Dist. Heading murder the list of cases is with malice afore- 136 to voles for congress- man-at-large. Bill Elkins polled Yarborough Says Victory'Greatest' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Ralph Yarborough Salur ay night called his renomina- on to the U.S. Senate "The Mr. and Mrs. George Totali in Houston for a convention Perry Kloracl at his busiest Mrs. Sanely Garrclt and Mrs. Ann Lnngcnljurg discovering Hint sometimes dewberry patches also feature skunks thought charge against Lloyd Harold Moody, 48, of 1101 S. Moocly St. Moody is accused of shooting Lloyd Davis Norman, 27, of 508 E. Convent St. out- side a tavern in' the 600 block of East Second Street last Nov. 29. Other cases of interest in- ludc a burglary charge againsl Valler W. Edwards, 61, who accused of stealing an in- 'aluable rosary and gold-en- rusted crucifix from the vcs- ihule of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Bloomington on Dec. Edwards was arrested in ilnrch in Richmond, Ind. after losing as a priesl. Part of the beads were recovercc in New Mexico, (Sec JURY, Page 1C.A) Hospital Mrs. J. J. Beatl in De Tar Ihe II. II. Minia- Ires finally through wilh their decorating at Arlington Apart- menls Mrs. K. N. Jackson doing her good deed for the day Dr. Al Shields in line for birlhday congratulations to day and Luis Caslcllanos lo celebrate a birlhday Monday Mrs. Delton Ashley being cheerful about attending lo her husband's errands Mrs Frank Buhlcr celebrating birthday Saturday Hcrbcr Wisclikoemner in lown am making predictions Elm Kstcs gelling a birthday sur boots that had been on the way since December Vincent, Ruli wishing for busier day Mary Tcrcs Child Injured Tn Auto's Path Advocate Port tJivaca Rureju PORT LA VAC A Ernestine Martinez, 4, was reported in critical condilion at local hos pital Saturday night where sh was hospilaiized following pcdcslrian-car accident, whic! jccurred near her home at Hal League Road and East Georg Streels al p.m. Poljce said the accident oc ciirred when the child ran from behind a ear directly Inlo th path of a car driven by Jamc Howarel Mills of Porl Lavaca The victim, suffering sever head injuries, was carried I the hospital by a nichardso amhulance. City Patrolman Gene Dui Holm marking her 17lh birth- rant, who invcstigaled the a day today and Hurry Gollz- cidcnl, reported the invesllg man promising to celebrate his birthday tomorrow Pal of Corpus Chrlsll, Scrra Jimmy Graham and State P Club Distrlcl 44 governor, meet- ing old friends by accident. lion was incomplete. He wa assisted by City Patrolma trolmcn John Benlley a n Charles Heath. The veteran county official, oldest member of tlie Commis- sioners Court, polled 276 votes, more than the combined tola! of itis four opponents, to win without a runoff. He will face K, V. (Sandy) Sandhofer, unopposed in the Republican Primary, in tlie Nov. 3 general elections. Caraway's nearest opponent reatcst victory Pve ever won was J- who polled -125 voles. Martin A. Huber was 1 my third wilh 103, C. E. licck fouiil His opponent, Gordon McLcn- on, said in conceding "I fed exaclly as Abraham; incoln once said in a losing; ace, 'If I am elected, it will be' As soon as you get on ood; if I am not elected, it will, Easy Street somebody starts e al! as well." I tearing up the pavement, vith 21, and llcrbcrl E. Weber ifth with 11. A total of 536 votes were jasl. In order to win wilhou a runoff, Caraway had lo pol at least 50 per cent. He heal hat by eight voles. Today's Chuckle There were 711 poll laxcs paid in Ihe precinct. Caraway registered a thump ing majority in all of Ihe fiv loxcs except al Kempcr Cily n H u b c r 's neighborhooi where Ihe latter edged Cara way by a 38-6 margin. Bul Caraway pulled in 03 the 74 voles cast at the Me Faeldin box, 150 of at Fiek1 Gin, and 15 of 22 al the Ilorae am Residence. Oaraway also garnered t of Ihe 61 voles casl at I It Schmidt Home. Despite placing second, III pska failed to a singl lepsk box. third ever, singl He r.in either second o at all five boxes, how Connally Forces Prevail At Democrat Convention 0, the polling place for which vole under tho resolution of c Victoria High School. There "lorsemenl for Gov, Connolly. Supporters of Gov. John B. Connally pul over what mounted lo nearly a clean weep Saturday in Victoria County Democratic precinct con- ventions, electing delegations to the county convention next Sat- urday bound by a combined res- olution endorsing Connally and the administration of President B. Johnson. This key Connally-Johnson resolution was adopted by all bul two of Ihe 11 large voting precincts inside the city of Vic- oria, and reports were that 11 was also accepted by the rural precincts holding their conventions. The total vote in he c i I y precincts represents nearly 80 per cent of Ihe coun ,y's over-all voting strength. James A. Hunt, coordinator in Vicloria County of the campaign for Gov, Connally'o second term said his reports Indicated tha Connally forces would hok from 80 to 90 per cent of Ihe voli in nexl Saturday's counly con ventlon, set for 2 p.m. In the district courtroom at the court house. The glaring exception to the Connally sweep in city of Vic toria precincts was al Preclnc Drive, showed up for Ihe pre- cinct convention and both turned oul to be strong supporters of found it adopted by a count Don Yarborough, the young oeratic primary election. Young became permanent chairman of the precinct con- vention, and Mrs. Young perma- mly one coupFe, Mr. and Mrs. William Renter, who had be J. Young of 1604 Alamo elected permanent chairman By THE ASSOCIATED 1'RtSS Democrats renominatcd Ralph Yarborough lo tho U.S. Senate Saturday after one of Hie billcr- est campaigns in recent Texas political history. Also renominatcd by Ihe par- ly were Gov. John by a wide all the tcr incumbents holding sitite- dc offices. The seven U.S. House mem- s who hud opposition also ap- arcd lo have won Ihe right to cot the Republican nominees the general election. Sordon McLendon, tho young- vigorous opponent of Sen arborough, conceded defeal a :30 p.m. Yarborough steppet I early in the tabulations with comfortable lead and hold it Gov. Connally's opponent, Don arborough, no kin ot the sena conceded. Ho (railed with a rprisingly small vote in com rison with his 19G2 Democrat campaign, also against Con ally. In the only Republican stale- ide primary contest, Georg ush and Jack Cox were run ng a close race in a four-can date field. Post-midnight returns Indlcal d Bush and Cox would be in unoff for tlie Scnnle nomina on. The Republicans, as cxpecle( ndorsed Sen. Bnrry Goldwnte or Ihe presidential nomlnatioi But the most heal was gene (ed in the race for the Demc ralic nomination for Ihe U.S cnate. The campaign grew b i 11 e ftcr a Dallas newspaper quo d bankrupt Billle Sol Estes, th onviclcd one-time promoter, aying he gave Yarborough 00. Yarborough said the charg a lie. The Justice Depai merit said one man who said I aw the transaction later sa w had not told the truth, Gov. Connally led Yarboroug iy a very wide margin in Co mlly's bid for a second Dem rallc nomination. The size of Connally's marg was surprising in view of t wo men's 1062 race, which Co nally won by only vol out of 1.1 million cast. Leading by good margins heir Dcmocrauc. primary bi 'or rcnominallon were U. Go Preston Smith, U.S. Rep. large Joe Pool, Agrlcullu acclamation, put the Connnll Johnson resolution lo a vote ai fouston attorney' who opposed objection from James Connally in Sn.urday's Dem- 12 to 11. This promptly dn jimlssloncr John White, Land mmlssioner Jerry Sadler and ilroad Contmssioner Jim ngdon. Sen. Barry Goldwaler ot Ari na, the favorile of the Texas epublican leadership for pros! ntial nomination, found UK nk-nnd-filc him with a wide mnrgln in 111. n-blndlng presidential prefer lial poll. Texas Election Bureau 1 a.m. turns from 226 of 254 counties, complete: DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY Governor: M. T. Banks ov. John Connally Mrs, (See VICTORIA, Page ISA) JOHN CONNALLY Local GOP Poll Considered Weak Republicans made a compara- bly weak showing In Vic- orln County Saturday in what ad promised to be their ntosl mpressivc p r 1 mary, pulling ut only 877 voters. Apparenlly a con siderablo umber of nominnl Republicans wllchcd lo Ihe Democralic pri- mary in order lo vote in local eonlesled elecllons or lo supporl Gordon McLendon againsl lalph Yarborough in Ihe race or the Democratic senate nomination, Republicans who did slay with their primary gave nn ivcrwhelmlng endorsement [o lolh George Bush of Houston or the U.S. Senate nominatlot and to Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona for Ihe GOP preslden .ial nomination. Bush, tho Beta Kappa personable from Yale Phi who moved lo Texas from his native Connecticut 10 years ago to found an off-shore drilling firm, wiled 531 voles to 159 for Jack Cox, 69 for Robert Morris and nine (of Dr. Milton V. Davis. Bush lost only two small boxes, trailing l-to-13 in Box 22 and 7-to-9 at Box 20. Cox carried both of these boxes. The presidential preference anllot, which turned up dozens of write-In voles Including one each for President Lyndon B. Johnson and Don Ynrborough, saw Goldwater pile up 529 votes to 124 write-in votes for his nearest competilor, Henry Cabot Lodge. Nelson Rockefeller, Sen. Mar gnrel Chase Smith and Harold Stassen, the olhcr Iliree candi- dates whose names wore printed on the ballot, received ;i6, 14 and 37 voles, respec- tively. Write-In votes were cast for Richard M. Nixon, 46, Gov. William Scranlon of Pennsyl- vania, 19, Sen. Thruston B. Morton of Kentucky, one, and Gov. George Romney of Michi- gan, 11. In lightly attended precincl (See OOP, Page 16A) Bush Moves Out Front; Goldwater Runs Strong THE WEATHE Harris, the Negro president Ihe Victoria Counly Vole League and a member of Iho delegation to Ihe county con- By TI1K ASSOCIATED PRESS j Houston oilman George Bush' stepped oul front In the Repub- lican primary for U.S. senator and GOP voters gave Sen. Ear- rv G0jdwatcr an cxpecled re- Partly cloudy and warm Sun- sounding show of approval in a day. Mostly cloudy Sunday night prcsldcnlial straw Ballot Salur- and Monday. Chance of a few day. widely scattered thunder- Incomplete returns gave howers Sunday night or Mon- Bush, son of Sen, Prescott Bush day. Soulh winds Sunday 10 to 0( Connecticut, the lead over Bush Cox Morris and Davis GOP voters also voled on members for the 17th and 20th Districts. Incomplete returns gave Phil vention, on the grounds that the 20 m.p.h. becoming variable on Houston businessman Jack Cox. convention had not been proper- wrrdirv Thpv nllpnrl convention iwu riui ireun adopted seven resolulions re- flecting Ihe liberal candidate's isolufion take part. Harris said he had no oh- r5 pSladmlnlslrallon. but "I don't go endorsement of Presi- rw.. dent Johnson's program. Precinct 4, at Patti Welder along wilh supporl of Gov, Con But Rcuter ruled that the Junior High School also failed rcsolution had been adopted and to adopt the Connally-Johnson resolution. refused to recognize further objections. Marlon Hacked, an- a.m. Ktonday. Confusion appeared to be Ihe olher member of Ihe delegatior order of the day in Ihe convcn-jto the county convention, failcc lion at Precinct I, held In theiin attempts lo submit a number Hopkins School, wilh a dclcga-of resolutions favorable to Ihe level: Monday. Expected Sunday 0 former Democrat who has run tempcralures; high, 98; low, 68. for office under bolh parlies. South Central Texas: Partly (h0 non-binding poll, Gold- cloudy and warm Sunday. Con- waler rolled up voles in sidcrablc cloudiness Sunday relurns from 150 of Texas' 254 night and Monday with widely counties. Gov. Nelson Rockefel- scallcred Ihundcrshowcrs, A lor gol Sen. Margaret little copier north portion Sun- Chase Smith Harold Stas- sen Henry Cabot Lodge day nighl and Monday. Temperatures Saturday: high, Richard Nixon Gov. 101; low 70. William Scranton o( Pcnnayl- Tides (Port L a v a ca-Port vania 330 and Geoige Homney O'Connor High at 97. a.m. Sunday and low at Robert Morris of Dallas, for- mer counsel of Senate commll- lion which apparently intended to support Don Yarborough find- Ing Itself bound nevertheless to go lo the county convention and Barometric pressure 'al sea tecs, and Dr. Milton Davis, a Dallas physician, followed In a YarborouKh position in his Sunset Sunday, Sunrise four-man GOP race overshod- campaign (or governor. Wi'lh Wilh (Set DKMOS, Page ISA) [Monday, I victoria Office. owed by a bitter Democratic Incomplete returns Bridges 480 to Dr. Clyde Mor- gan's 360 In the 17lh District and John O'Connell to Layman Cameron's in the 20th. Bush, 39, president of an off- shore drilling company, is a supporter of Goldwater. He said no favors selective aid lo "de- veloping" countries, but none to pro-Communist nations. Bush also stated opposition lo the public accommodations pro- vision of pending civil rights legislation, favored a "sound dollar" and called for a firm foreign policy. Cox opposed, among olher things, aid lo Red countries and further civil rights legislation. Morris, 48-ycar-olel former New York City Judge and for- mer president of the University of Dallas, based his campaign similarly on opposition to for- eign aid lo Communist countries and additional civil rights Icgls- gavel lalion. J   

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