Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Joe Zilch was disappointed in several races. He wanted to vote "no" Pn-mor. than jusf th. .ft. giestior... But the registrar said he had to vote for on. the other candidate or ju.t not vote Bob Kelso Leads Ada On Offense; See Sports Page Complete Roundup Of Ejtction News Is On Page 12 59TH YEAR NO. 205 12 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Atkinson Barely Carries County; Other Democrats Win Races Easily BELLMON UPSETS DEMOCRATIC TRADITION Pontotoc County Gives Democrats Varying Margins Ey ERNEST THOMPSON Pontotoc County voters swam against .the Republican tide if Tuesday's general election, bui this time, their strokes were not so strong and sure. The Democrats carried the county, as usual, in the two ma- jor elections (senate and gover- but Henry Bellmon cut a wide swath in the Democrat ranks by carrying 15 boxes and trailing W. P. Atkinson by only 861 votes in their contest for governor. The final tally was for At- kinson and for Bellmon. Sen: A. S. Mike Monroney hac a somewhat easier time of it against his conservative Repub- lican opponent, B. Hayden Craw ford. Monroney picked up votes, compared to Crawford' In four local races. Democrats won by 2 to 1 margins. Allen G. Nichols became the new state senator from Pontotoc and Seminole counties with a 10, 868 to 4.5U margin over Republi can J. W. Albritton in the com vote. Nichols, a Wewoka Democrat, carried Pontotoc Coun- ty over Albritton, an Ada oilman, by to In Seminole County, the vote was to Democrats -lionnie "rAbbott and CUve Rigsby won handily over their Republican opponents for state representative. Abbott defeated Bob Cox, 652 to Rigsby's margin over Republican Theodore "Ted" Sea man was to Perhaps the most unusual aspect of the county voting was the num- ber of votes Bellmon received in the rural areas. He carried North Stonewall, Be- bee, Oakman, Fittstown and the Fairgrounds and ran a strong race in almost all the rural pre- cincts. Bellmon was "swamped" in only a few boxes. He carried 10 city precincts, including some of the larger ones. For example, he had a 50-vote margin out of 218 votes cast in. W2-P5 arid carried These Are Totals In All Races Here's how Pontotoc County voted in the Tuesday general elec- tion. Bell- mon, 'U.S. Crawford, State Senator Nichols, Albritton, State Rep. Cox State Kcp. Seaman, Truitt, Lt. Governor Briggs, Sec. of Robins, Alt. General Nesbitt, Shapard, Treasurer Williams, CharitlesandCorrections Cook, Fryer, Comm. of 549; Heiman, Corporation Freeman, Breeden, Supreme Court McSherry, Question 406 No, Question No, Progress is the continuing ef- fort to make things we eat, drink and wear as good as we think they used to be_. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) heavily Democratic W4-P5 by 220 to 203. Atkinson found his easiest pickings in a few rural boxes and in Ada's ward two. Crawford failed to carry a single box in Ada and picked up only two in the rural boxes, al- though he gave Monroney a real battle in at least half the' 52 coun- ty There was generally less in- terest in the senate race than in the campaign for governor and that's reflected in the lower vote total for Monroney and Crawford. The active participation of sen- ior Sen. Robert S. Kerr in Mon- roney's campaign is credited with putting him over the top in Ada where -Kerr is quite popular but Monroney has never been equally strong. Some county observers say Ray- mond Gary's absence from At- kinson's campaign hurt the Demo- crat nominee in this county. Gary' received the county's support in both the Democrat primaries. He chose to "sit out" the general election and many Gary support- ers in this area probably followed suit. Also, support of Atkinson's sales tax increase was far from unani- mous here. The final results were' not sur- prising to most observers. Polls a week ago indicated Atkinson would win by a reasonably com- fortable margin while Monroney would get a bigger majority. Some Democrat o b s e.r v e r s credited Bellmon's showing in the county and state to an active and enthusiastic' organization as op- posed to the late-starting Demo- crats who didn't get the ball roll- ing until the final two weeks of the campaign. That was certain- ly true in this county where the Republicans, for the first .time, staged a vigorous campaign for all candidates while Democrat leaders had to prod workers out of their lethargy in the final stages of the race. Another significant facet of the county election results is the ap- parent "sophistication" of the county voters. For the most part, it appeared the people knew exactly for what (and whom) they were voting. Bellmon was popular with' '45 per cent of the voters, but 'his sup. port didn't "rub off" on local' can- iidates and other Republican of- fice-seekers. Also, the county turned thumbs down on a constitutional amend- ment designed to create a liquor franchise system. But, the voters approved a second, proposed amendment which would Doard to enfqrce constitutional reapportionment. In' the .words of one old-time Democrat: "I ain't never seen voters in these part so danged BURL GRIFFIN AL NICHOLS Democrats Remain In Control Of Congress BEVERLY HELLS, Calif. Richard M. Nixon, looking drawn and serious, conceded to-, day that 'he has lost to Gov. Edmund G. Brown, in .his. try- for California's governorship. WASHINGTON .'treasurer's, job; ;missi6nervo'f "charities- and! coirec- 'tionsr -defeating- of a. research'assist- iant: Medical Research-Foundation.- B, .side-, bracked (Republican'-. Herbert 'Hei- manybf- Oklahoma. -Democrat another 'corporation .coni- mis'sibriers; trouncing 'Repubh'- Breeden; va -.'state 'dpned'rhis..legislative.- the' Administrative, :.V Buna'rd- of.D.uncari, ,a ble'v up. of He.-rblled' up''-a' goo'd-.earix Robins Jr. of Oklahoma City.; These' Lieutenant governor, 3076; -pre- cincts Winters iAttofney general, precincts. Shapard _ '.V Williams Secretary prfr Two) Questions Win Votes, Lose ByTHE'ASSOCIATED PRESS Two state questions on on constitutional reapportionment and .the a' liquor fran- chise more yes votes than no votes in'Tuesday's general election. But final approv- al may. rest with the courts. No decision has been made on whether the proposals needed a majority of .the total vote or-a simple majority of votes cast on each question to pass. Both-issues surged ahead in tab- ulations during the. early morning hours after trailing most of the night. -Both were generally. op- posed in. support- ed by city residents. State question. 406 would allow wholesale liquor dealers to enter into franchise agreements with distillers to" sell 'only .certain brands. Under present law, whole- salers must handle all brands. Question 408 calls for a consti: tutional amendment setting up.a commission to reapportion the state1 legislature every ten ..years' following a' formula in the state constitution. .With 'returns tabulated from of 'the state's precincts, the liquor-amendment had yes votes and votes. With returns .tabulated from of the state's; precincts, the reapportionment 'measure' had yes. votes" and -no votes. The liquor question -was submit- ted to the people by the legisla- ture'and its -supporters.-contend that' as'.a legislature --referendum, it of the votes, cast.on the question for ap- proval The ..reappprtionment. question was submitted .through an'initia- tive, petition. Ed- mondson election on: the-question jfof; the-sa'me time as the. general election.-. Supporters' said the' special elec: tion status- means needs only; ay simple majority; to win'. Others tHat since both questions were, voted .on at a.general election, they must have a majority-of the total vote to win approval.. The commission called for'in the reapportionment proposal would consist of the. general, secretary of state and state treas- urer. Members, of the commission would be ..required .to apportion the legislature .within'45 days .fol- lowing the., certification of each federal census. The federal census is taken every 10 years. The proposal would hot change the. present; constitutional formula for legislative -apportionment- but would ;set .the.'first time in state history, .machinery for (Continued on Two) HENRY BELLMON Bellmon Sets Talks With Edmondson OKLAHOMA .CITY. elect.Henry Bellmon said today he is starting immediately to gear up a new. administration and hopes to name members of his official family within the next two or three, days.' Bellmon'.responded .warmly to an invitation by" Gov. J. Howard Edmondson- to meet-with "him to work-out'the. Capitol switchover; in January. "I'll to -meet with hiin. and I'irksure'many of the lessons; I Bejtabn. -has never-becrT any Sard feelings be- tween J. Howard and I, and I'm sure we can'exchange ideas." Bellrnon held a'press conference 'at -a.- m. after three hours- sleep.-'' 'Asked how he felt about his vic- tory, the -Noble County farmer said with a. grin "It's kind of like getting a 35-bushel wheat crop. But.then'you know that the plow- ing always comes after the har- Bellmon .added a third name-to- day to ..appointed Democratic of- ficials who he will ask to stay in office.. He said "he would ask Wal- lace Keating, Personnel Board di- rector, to continue under his ad- ministration. During the campaign Keating agreed'-with that .state payrolls'could be-reduced without of government Bellmon earlier said he. hopes Highway .Dirertor Frank Lyons and Raines, prison warden would-stay under his administra- tion. The governor-elect said there definitely will be an inauguralball have a real shin- dig." But said, "I have never worn tuxedo. 'I :don't own one and I don't "plan to-.start now. "I. probably can't control what other ..-folks ..will- but as for me; -Tir.be. in a business -Bellmpn.said he does .not plan to buy limousine.'.- i.- -the official car we have -the next four The car Edmond- son'drives: is-less than two years Bellmon iaid.he may not have a; chauffeur-and-if. he one won't -be a Highway Patrol trooper..He -.also .said he plans to take i-'severalii 'days; off- in about con-. fer.with legislators-andTvork on his program: .In: Bellmon Edmondson said, "Se'g going to need-all the help he can: get.'1 "I'intend, to invite Mr. BeUmotf to "the as soon, as on Two) OKLAHOMA-CIear to partly cloudy, tonight 'and cooler, east, and south "low- tonight 28 northwest to, 46 southeast; r high Thursday Tueiday low Tuesday-. reading at 7 ;ajn-> Wednetday, M. -Rainfall vdurinf: the .period ending 7 Wedneiday, tach..