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Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Ardmore, Oklahoma S0.�etj a a a. Of tit Ouicla. 75�0s by Tluck Cornelias sheriffs races should generate most of the sex item Eft for election night watchers around the area tuesday evening. They provide nearly half the con tits in thesis it county area. Live sheriffs stars Are up for grabs in tuesday s primal. And voters around the Are a will find a total of Only six races Fenrother county offices. There a my re Riding on the outcome of the sheriffs races a a is title to. The winners will be serving four year terms. In the past sheriffs have been elected Fot Only two years. Three of the contests for sheriff could Well require the sept. 14 run off those Are in Johnston Marshall and Jefferson counties. Two race a those in Carter and Murray a will be decided tuesday since there Are Only two candidates in. Those races a love county sheriff Wes Liddell did no to draw a opponent. So while his cohorts in other counties might be anxiously awaiting results Liddell can tend to other Quot in Johnston county voters May find the hottest race in the area perhaps one of the hottest in the state. Three men Are on the ballot for sheriff former sheriff Herman Ford former Deputy and Tishomingo police officer Bud Reed and inc tibent sheriff Everett Ste wart Stewart 65, is seeking his eighth term As sheriff his fourth consecutive since ousting Ford in 1970, Stewart and Ford 54, squared off again two years ago. A recount showed Stewart the Winner to 25 votes. Reed 33, is making his first run for elective office. And observers in the county say he is in the thick of the a a a Reed served As a Deputy under Stewart and at one Point was the sheriffs undersheriff. When Stewart was temporarily suspend from office last september Reed served is acting sheriff until Stewart was reinstated in december. The race has been Tough. The Johnston county courthouse should be filled with spectators tuesday night As the precinct boxes Are hauled Iii from All around uie county. Another close race for sheriff May be in Marshall county. There incumbent Billy Jack Hewitt is challenged by Veteran be officer Paul Truitt and Bill Buckaloo who owns a plumbing shop in Madill. Hewitt 50, is seeking his second term As sheriff. Truitt 48, was an Elk to Ciau before becoming involved in Law enforcement Buckaloo is going after the sheriffs office for the second time. Four men Are seeing to replace retiring Jefferson county sheriff re Phelps. Phelps is calling it quits after nearly 20 years As sheriff go ii after his Job Are Gary l. Uptergrove of Ryan Donald d. Allenow ring Long Dewayne Wade of Waurika and Owen c. Free Nan. Carter county sheriff Robert Denney is favored to win handily Over challenger Frank Mcarrison or. In Murray county incumbent Perry Frantz finds an opponent in Leonard Monger a former sheriff wha has also served with the Davis police depart nent. Of the six other county races in the area two Are in Carter two in Johnston. Three candidates Are going after the county clerk Post being vacated by retiring clerk Velma Willard in Johnston county sue Batt Norma Maytubby and Gwendolen Gray Moore Are seeking the office. Also in Johnston count court clerk Oma Dell Walker is being Calleri by Carmen e. Allen. Iri Carter county county clerk Fly a ence Greg jury Jones is challenged by j. Kelly by Ker. And superintendent John de Sihr Adlung find by himself with two opponents Darrell d. Smithena a Wilson teacher ail Counselor and thenry Hicks first Baptist Turch business administrator. Marshall county voters will choose among incumbent court cleric Donna Rogers nolo a self and former court clerk Edith Hill. Hill resigned in 1973 with 11 counts of nepotism fac Ingher love county voters will find one Man on the ballot who has resign his Post. That is incumbent court clerk Fredt. Mcmeins. He resigned Over an incident involving an irregularity in the dismissal of a traffic ticket. But it was to late to withdraw his Lime from the Lial lot. So it is the re along with that of challenger Cirann Tate Dula. If Mcmeans wins he could resign again. If so the county commissioners might then appoint someone to fill no necessarily be Dula. <1 Quot Southern Oklahoma s greatest newspaper 82nd Yvor no. 2�z56 Ardmore. Oklo., Sun Clay August 22, �o976 Price i5e . Korea so Oul South Korea of a the United states staged a demonstration of military Power in and around Korea on saturday at the same time As Allied forces felled a free that was the Center of the dispute in which North koreans killed two american officers. President Ford personally approved a the plan to go in there and Cut the tree Down Quot White House press Secretary Ron Nessen said saturday at Vail. Colo.,. Where Ford is vacationing. With Ford is National six purity Brentar scowcroft a who is keeping the president abreast of the situs Tion. At Travis air Force base in California Flag draped caskets carrying the bodies of the two slain american officers arrived amid a Brief solemn ceremony. As the plane returning their phantom and fill Jet bodies touched Down a 26r fighters and three b52 Nian Honor guard saluted. Bombers Froni Guam circled the bodies were taken to overhead while a a Quick the . Army mortuary in reaction Force Quot of 300 . Oakland Calif. Cal. Erroll Loving Travis information officer said maj. Arthur bonifas 33, of Newburgh n.y., would be flown to West Point. . For burial and is it. Mark t. Barrett 25, to his Hometown of Columbia , bonifas was promoted posthumously from Captain to major. In the of ration an army Tjw of warplanes and troops rear tic demilitarized zone during cutting of the 40-foot, Poplar at the Quot Neutral truce Village of Panmunjom. Twenty six helicopter gunships of the kind used in the Vietnam backed by an unspecified nun Ber of f4 and South korean soldiers response to shooting protected the tree cutting photographs but their Allied military sources said government accused the North korean soldiers at United states of a grave the scene limited their military provocation. Divers find 274 bodies Manila. The philippine apr frogman recovered the bodies of 274 persons most to ��4, by following a to quake in Philippines a swept out tidal Waves massive a the Southern the official Detroit apr after five weeks of no Progress bargaining the United Auto workers launches a Homestretch drive toward new contracts with the big three automakers this week with the selection of a strike target for 1976. Will it be Ford because it s the no. 2 makers turn or maybe Industry giant general motors because of its Strong financial position and what about Chrysler always a possible candidate Bause its so vulnerable to a strike. The Law which has not Tipp its hand thus far will provide the answer on tuesday when its International executive Board convenes. To debate the Issue. Union officials say there still is no agreement among leaders on who the target should be and there Likely wont be until after they thrash it out in closed session. Quot we never make a selection until the last said one official. A we like to discuss All the pros and cons first. We May go in to the meeting s expecting to name one company and then come out with a different weather temperature 1976 197s Low Friday night .68 66 High saturday. .93 96 10 45p.m.i.76 75 rain2.08 forecast local a fair to partly Cloudy with warm afternoons and mild nights through monday. Low sunday night in 605. High sunday and monday in 90s.fire Itiat prom ably soldered All night eni ted at the a amp a Root Beer stand on Lake Murray drive saturday morning. Firemen said employees at the Driy in reported they had a Grill fire there Friday night and put water on it to put it out firemen said the water probably spread the burning grease into a it Earby Wall where it soldered All night be Blaze was reported shortly after 9 30 . Saturday when smoke was noticed pouring from the roof. Firemen said damage was limited mostly to smoke and water. Photo by Rusty Lang philippine news Agency rep irked saturday. President Feroinand e. Marcos said his country ? would need no foreign Aid in recovering from the disaster which left More than 3,000 dead on the Island of Mindanao and 3,000 Quot others missing and feared it the philippine Navy frogman were working in in Moro Golf Fulty 500 Miles South of Manila where 30-foot Waves swept a Quarter mile Inland Early wednesday after the huge quake smashing into cities and fishing villages. Some 3,200 bodies have been recovered. Officials say most of the 3, pm missing were probably swept into the Gulf by the tidal Waves and Are also dead. An estimated 150,000 persons were left homeless. The earthquake itself which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale a considered a major earthquake a was entered in the celebes sea 250 Miles South of the worst hit land area. �?o1 have explained to our people they Are showing the world they Are capable of handling this situation by themselves a Marcos said after returning from an inspection trip to Mindanao. Amu juice Center groundbreaking set groundbreaking for the Southern Oklahoma ambulance services new building at 517 grand will beat 10a.m. Monday. The facility will tie built by Engdahl builders of Purcell the company submitted the Low bid of $57.560. Included in the building will be a garage for four vehicles and eating and sleeping space for attendants. Kidnap. Rape sodomy charges James Spradling. 28, is taken from the courtroom following his preliminary hearing in Sulphur Friday afternoon. Spread Ling is being held in lieu of Bonds totalling Loo top on charges of. First degree rape kidnapping and sodomy. His l4-year-<# victim was the states chief witness at the hearing. Photo by tack Cornelius by Kay Evers Sulphur a Onty two state witnesses were heard Here Friday in the preliminary hearing for James Spradling who is charged with first degree a kidnapping and after the state a rented the 14-year-old a Tim and a Man who rescued her. Spradling s attorney then began calling Witri sea that had been us bpm Edythe state. He recalled the girl then called. Dot Quimty sheriff Junior Smith and the District attorneys investigator Wayne other state witnesses had been excused and were not available for the defense to Call. Following the hearing Spradling was bound Over for trial on All three charges and associate District judge . Fulton declined to lower his Bot id after District attorney Ron Worthen stated a the state is prepared to prove this defendant is charged in an identical Type Case in another Spradling was free on a $40,000 Bond for rape and sodomy in Payne county when the incident Here allegedly occurred Fulton ordered Spradling held on Bonds totalling $100,000 on the three charges. The victim a term repeatedly objected to by Spradling a attorney testified More than an hour and a half Friday morning and was recall by the defense for 10 More minutes later in the Day. The girl Small for her age testified she was walking along the Highway near the deaf school Enro Ute firt her Home East of Sulphur to her grandmothers House when Spradling passed by and waved at her. He stoic ted and offered her a ride bit she declined she said telling him she was just going a few More blocks. Spradling kept insisting the girl said and his words got a harsher and harsher each time. There was a knife that a looked something like a Kitchen knife a like a Butcher knife or a paring knife a in the seat beside him. Although Spradling never threatened her with the knife the girl said he did reach Down and turn it Over thib drawing her attention to it. She attempted to walk away from Tow car she said but Spradling followed and kept insisting she get in. She finally agreed but instead of taking her to her and Stu Rauk Faay a a a editors note six democrats will be of the ballot tuesday in the race for Carl Alberto a a alld Congress. The Winner will face the recipient of the Republican no Liui Tion Tom Pate or Gerald Beasley. Jav and an Independent Jack c. Finley. Below is a description of Tite race which a has Alt the symptoms o one going oat of All Coo third District there is polio Cal mystery m the air Here with enough suspense to Chat de a party regular until he can stand it no longer and Graly for something anything that will Cut through the fog. seems to a Cark. Nothing will penetrate the mystery and make the race for Carl Alberto a seat predictable. He keeps trying though. He reaches for the record of voters Here he looks at registration figures he toys with elementary political psychology he mixes logic with gut sentiment. He gasps for a clue. There is nothing to make the six Man race of car the democratic nomination simple. Simple like the past when Albert had trite opposition. This is the third District which has too much diversity too Many interests too much Georgay and too Many unknowns to neatly tuck in a package a candidate the voters will buy. Tvs Dis it made Albert. It May ruin several con tenders for his seat. A Alberto a influence has been called the unknown Quantity of this race Between his administrative assistant two state legislators a corporation cominis simmer a perennial Albert opponent and an unknown. Issues be damned but that s too simple. There Are Many unknown quantities and two or More of them will team up tuesday to put two men in the run off. If you done to believe there will be a run off read no further. Read no further if you think issues will decide this race. damned the four leading coi Tendo All say they want to control Federal bureaucracy fight gun control and cattle imports restore Confidence in government and improve the Quality of life in the chiefly Rural hinterlands of the sprawling District. It started simple enough. Wes wat Klivis from Ada and Gary Payne from Atoka from Quot opposite ends of the statehouse tossed their hats into the ring scarcely before Albert had time to hand his it was All so neat then with All the elements of a personality affair Between the red faced Jimmy Carter Loc dui like from the state Senate and theve Tieran party regular from the House who was barely old enough to vote when he first took office. Watkins and Payne knew there would be others but they did no to reckon with tiie first unknown Quantity. Friends said Charles Ward dirty his record with a smell political race. They said he would leave the dirty City of Washington . With Albert his Boss of 17 years and come Home to a quiet life of teaching Tex to it government to College kids. Bold red billboards Watkins said Albert endorse anyone to succeed himself. A who says Charlie Ward a scream bold red billboards across the District. From somewhere is heard Alberto a weighty answer. pak4a poll Sites Given registered democrats republicans and independents will have an of it or Unity to cast at least one ballot tuesday at locations listed below. Democrats will decide statehouse a Gressional state corporation commission and county races. Re Bli cans will act on the congressional Aind corp co action can Mission ballot and members both parties a plus the independents a will vote it i state question 522. Democratic voters in the is a Denore precincts 4 Morgan precincts and 1 Lone Grove precinct will participate in the House District 48 contest. All other county in a Cincys except Grahman no. 3 and Graham no. 7 will decide the dist. 49 race. The Graham boxes Are located in dist. 51, which has no Cut test this year because Only Ltd a person filed for the office. Polling hours Are 7 . To 7 . Voters in four county precincts will be voting at a different place in the tuesday primary election. Polling places that have changed since the last election include Ardmore 21, Morgan i and 8, and a Ham a a 21 will be in the Southwest Baptist Chweh at 2120 Myall re. Voters in the Man Gan 1 precinct cast it Beir ballots at the Hendershott residence on Prairie Valley Road. In Morgan 8, voters will go to the co Cseh to Ciu Istian c3iurch at Chi Dusaw and Locust. The Naam 1 so Raul no Plait a it a a a 4a /

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