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Big Spring Sunday Herald (Newspaper) - May 7, 1972, Big Spring, Texas Sunday a i Bim surf no Herald Price 25 44th year no. 294 big Spring Texas 79720sunday May 7, 1972 76 pages 7 sections Price 25 Barnes Smith concede defeatist Briscoe Sissy Runoff election Bureau totals at 1 31 . From 240 of 254 counties 117 Complete democratic senator Tom Cartlidge 44.606, Barefoot Sanders 565.292. Alfonso Veloz 34,110, Hugh Wilson 81,812, Ralph Yarborough 634.575. Governor Ben Barnes 2 4 7 ,4 43dolph Briscoe 629,568. Frances Farenthold 361,991, Robert Looney 7,215, Rill pose 9,354, Preston Smith 123.873, Gordon wills 6.421. Lieutenant governor Joe c Kristie 206,155, Wayne con $303,000 Nally 387.829, Ralph Hall 198.043, Bill Hobby 446.239, Bill Jones 37.544, Bob Mccord 16,116, Troy skates 7,938, John Standlea 11,215. Attorney general John Hill 620,219, Crawford mar tin 566,425, Bill Pate 60.036. By to associated pre Dolph Briscoe and Frances Farenthold two persons never touched by the Sharpstown Bank Loans Stock scandals swept their Way into a Runoff for the democratic nomination for governor in late returns from saturdays voting. At a late hour Briscoe had just under 50 per cent of the ballots counted to that Point while mrs. Farenthold had 22.03 per cent. Going Down to a bitter defeat was gov. Preston Smith who vetoed the banking Bills that were the key to the scandals but who made $62,500 in the deals. Trailing in third place was la. Gov. Ben Barnes who never was connected with the scandals but who apparently fell afoul of a mood of Many angry texans to change the states top leadership. Both Barnes and Smith conceded defeat about Midnight. Briscoe who had expected to hear the returns in Austin was kept in Uvalde because of bad flying weather a Runoff win be needed for the most powerful office in state government the lieutenant governorship Between Bill Hobby Houston Post executive ant state sen. Wayne Connally brother of former gov. John Connally. Ralph Yarborough trying for a political comeback was forced into a Runoff for the democratic nomination for the . Senate with Barefoot Sanders who ran a stronger race than some expected three minor candidates received enough votes to Force the Runoff. Mrs. Farenthold Vassar Grad cum laude and a state representative. Gained an unusual Victory by reaching the Runoff she was handicapped by her Liberal Outlook in a conservative state but she of All the candidates was most vocal for Reform in the state Capitol. For Briscoe it w As one of the greatest comebacks in Texas political history. It was Briscoe a second bid for the governorship. He ran fourth in a Field of to for the democratic nomination in 1968�?the year Preston Smith placed second and went on to take the nomination in the Runoff and eventually capture the governor s chair. State sen. Henry Grover was admired a Runoff place in the Gap primary apparently against Veteran party Leader Albert Fay. However Tom me Elroy of Dallas or Dave Reagan were in a position to oust Fay if enough late votes trickle in for either. Returns in both democratic and Republican primaries demonstrated that texans Are strongly against school busing. Incumbent Crawford Martin held a slight Edge in the race for attorney general. Comptroller Robert s. Calvert treasurer Jesse Janies agriculture commissioner John White and Railroad commissioner Byron Tunnell led their opponents by healthy margins in the latest vote counts. Woman candidate Strong in county air pirate Farenthold shows muscle with loot bails out by the allocated pres two Domestic sky jacking ended saturday with the parachuting of one Money lad a air pirate into an isolated Region of Central America and the Landing in Cuba of a War protester who vowed he d keep commandeering planes. The extortionist bailed out of an Eastern air lines Boeing 727 jetliner with $303,000. One report said he jumped into the Jungle country where the Borders of Mexico British Honduras and Guatemala meet. Another put the escape area in the mountains in Honduras. Second time it was the second successful extortion hijacking of a plane. Last november a Man calling himself d. B. Cooper parachuted to Freedom in the Pacific Northwest with 5200,000 extorted from Northwest airlines. The Eastern Hijacker described Only As a Vietnam Veteran about 45, took control of the plane with 48 passengers and seven Crew members aboard an hour after the flight left Allentown pa., Friday morning on its Way to Miami. The armed Man forced the plane to land at Dulles Airport outside Washington then demanded the Ransom in Exchange for the passengers. He released them along with an ill Crew member. Straight to bed the Jet took off and landed again at Dulles for a change in the Bill denominations. It finally flew to new Orleans. There he switched to another aircraft and headed for Central America. Victoria gits name Back Nashville Tenn. Apr a married woman has gotten her Maiden name Back because she wanted to maintain a Legal identity separate from her husband. Judge Shelton Luton who restored Victoria Moulton a Maiden name of Victoria gits said Friday it was the first such Case he a Ever had. Victoria 24, said her married name a never really agreed with me from the very beginning More than three years ago. A i tried to adjust to it As the years went by but it became less and less consistent with my beliefs a she said. Her husbands reaction to the change she said was favourable. Reviewing the. A. Mig Spring week unexpectedly stiff opposition from Connie Lawson who got 1,204 votes and Gene West who received 1,168. Tunnello a total was 2,177. Robert Wcalvert was a Strong Leader in the race for state comptroller with 1.977, compared to 840 for Kandy Pendleton his nearest opposition. Calvert had 40 per cent of the total. In the race for treasurer however Veteran Jesse James polled 2,562 votes which was More than the 2,214 for his combined opponents. Nolan Rob Nett was second with 1,049. Cool Goody to partly Cloudy through Mon Day. Cool lights Sod mild Days. High today 46 Low to aught 56 High tomorrow 85. Imp -. Wkly. A i of photo campaigning a gubernatorial candidate Frances Farenthold made the traditional rounds of voting precincts saturday in Houston and san Antonio. Supporters were on hand saturday afternoon to Greet her in this Houston precinct. Waco Liberal leads Jones of Abilene. A with Joa Pickle in Austin a Texas Sens. Jim Bates of Edinburg and Ronald Bridges of Corpus Christi apparently were Defeated saturday night As democratic conservatives and liberals battled for control of the 1973 Senate. Late reports showed Bates who was acquitted several months ago on a charge of receiving a stolen Diamond trailing rep. Raul Longoria of Edinburg by a 22,500 to 11,900 vote. Longoria has a legislative voting record that has ranged from Liberal to moderate. Almost Complete report showed Bridges a Liberal behind conservative Michael Mckinnen Corpus Christi television executive by a vote of 18,076. Early results were indecisive in most races. Hep. Grant Jones of Abilene a conservative took an Early Lead in his contest with rep. Tom Moore Waco Liberal and a dirty 30 coalition Leader but Moore pulled ahead later in the night. To to null As Ruthb i by now one of the oddest first primary elections in the county is Over. There was Only one contested race which May reflect on the Cost of running for office or the reluctance to get involved in the Arena. Whatever the reason it also makes for a Dull Campaign. Only the governors race stimulated any interest. Last minute visits were made by two democratic candidates a Nolan Robnett for treasurer Joe Christi for lieutenant governor. One sidelight was a Story out of Austin with complaints that gov. Preston Smiths visit to Campus revue Here in january was politically motivated. If so. It. Gov. Ben Barnes can thank the weather for escaping a similar flare. A a a a Friday night brought Light showers to the North half of the of Una. But not enough to Gamble on planting. A rain this week would make for Ideal planting conditions. Each week after this will heighten anxiety of producers. Meanwhile we Are being treated to one of the most luxuriant displays of Yucca Bear grass blossoms in years. Brazen House burglars continued to defy the populace and police striking at widely separated areas of town and stealing household goods valued at a few thousand dollars. Your help is needed see the week Page 3-a, col. I the. A a inside. News with most of Taylor and Mclennan votes counted along with Hamilton county Moore held a Lead of 17,162 to 16,512. Lake Spence Hopes climb torrential Rains in the Colorado City area saturday night raised Hopes of Runoff into Lake e. V. Spence. There were reports of four inches in Colorado City and one Point Southwest of Westbrook reported 4.7 inches. There were no gauges reported in big Spring but an afternoon Shower had produced about .2 of an Inch. Streets ran deep saturday night. Saturday night Light rain had fallen at Lamesa and a drizzle was in Progress there at la . Reports from Colorado City indicated that the rain was general Over Mitchell county ranging from two to four inches. In big Spring showers during Friday night varied from .15 to .25 of an Inch. Odessa Bandit gets $8,000 f0dessa a it a it Ruh i a a changes a a a a Quot age Ard Hodges 43, was robbed of $8,000 in his company a receipts amusements.9-b saturday while trying to dopes cafeteria menus.2-a it the Money in a Bank depos comics. 8-b Story. Crossword puzzle.5-a Hodges told police a thug dear Abby. 8-b with a gun approached him at editorials.8-a the Bank forced him to drive to Goren a Bridge. 3-a a desolate spot South of town Jean Adams. 14-a and freed him unharmed after jumble.5-a taking the Cash. A round town. 3-d Hodges is employed by the sports. 1-4-b Standard sales co. For whom want ads.10-13-b he was depositing the Money weather map.13-a when he was abducted and Rob women a news. 1-4-c, i-4-d bed. In another key conservative Liberal Battle in Houston rep. Bob Gammage who Calls himself a a militant moderate took a Lead Over rep. Ray Lemmon a a concerned rep. Jack Ogg Houston conservative had a Good Lead Over mrs. Gertrude bar Stone former Houston school Board member in Early returns. Sen. Jim Wallace Houston Liberal easily outdistanced or. Marion Ford also a Liberal in Early returns. Two other liberals sen. Chet Brooks and rep. Rex Braun also fought it out with Brooks holding the Edge in Early voting. The Early Lead in a Republican four Man race for dist. 13 in Harris county went to rep. Walter m. Mengden jr., conservative with reps. Sonny Jones and Bill Lee trailing far behind. Man is arrested then released after robbery police were continuing an investigation Early this morning of an alleged robbery which took place at approximately 11 40 . Saturday night of the hamburger King located at 803 n. Lamesa drive. Marie Mcgregor operator of the drive in cafe said that a mexican american male came into the place and ordered food. He then stuck his hand in his pocket As if reaching for a gun she added and demanded Money. She said she gave him $20 and some change. The Mcgregor woman supple the police with the License number of a car in which she thought the robber escaped. Authorities later arrested a suspect at his Home but after questioning him released him without a charge. Dolph Briscoe almost lapped the Field for the democratic nomination in Howard county incomplete unofficial returns showed Early sunday morning. New Box 22 was still out at 2 . With Over 400 votes. He had piled up 2,394 votes nearly a thousand More than mrs. Frances Farenthold who showed surprising strength to poll 1.449, which was More than the combined vote of it. Gov. Ben Barnes with 676 and gov. Preston Smith with 469. Grice Porter win easily in local democratic contested races incumbent Walter Grice piled up a heavy margin Over challenger l. A. Hiltbrunner 2,531-1,308, with one Box still out. In the race for county democratic chairman a former county judge. Lee Porter decision Ned Cecil Riordan by a two one margin 3,220-1,499, with Box 22 unreported. Candidates in other races from the state representative on Down had no challengers. Renal Rosson of Snyder was the Only Man who offered for the state legislature from this District. Other winners included Robert h. Moore District attorney for the 118th District w. H. Eyssen jr., county attorney a. N. Standard sheriff and Zirah Lefevre Bednar county tax collector and assessor. In the commissioners race precinct i by Terrazas registered 546 votes while George Zachariah who will have a Republican opponent in november recorded 927 votes in winning the uncontested race f o r county commissioner precinct 3. The controversial busing referendum carried on the democratic ballot in the county by a margin of 3-1. Sec election returns on 12-a and 13-a Barefoot Sanders came close to Ralph Yarborough for the . Senate nod leading at one time during the evening. He finished with 2,042, while Yarborough captured the county with 2,443. Bill Hobby led in the hot four fire in nursing Home kills nine hurts 35 persons Springfield in. A nine persons were killed and 32 injured saturday in a fire that destroyed a provisionally certified nursing Home that had been checked by state fire inspectors two Days earlier. The fire broke out on the second floor of the Carver convalescent Center and rapidly spread through the two Story Frame Structure. The cause was not immediately determined. Or. Franklin Yoder director of the Illinois Public health department said the Center operated on a provisional License and had facilities for 52 persons. He said 41 persons resided there at the time of the fire. Yoder said state fire inspectors checked the building thursday but he said he had not seen the inspectors report. Spokesmen at memorial Hospital in Springfield reported nine persons were dead on arrival. Eight others were treated for smoke inhalation and two persons were placed in the Hospital Burn unit. St. Johns Hospital admitted 22 persons. Mayor will am Telford of Springfield said the fire was Hie a worst disaster in terms of death in the history of Springfield. Way fight for the lieutenant governors spot. He polled 1,564, while the other three were bunched closely. Joe Christie got 1.010. Wayne Connaly received 1,101, and Ralph Hall 1.056. John Hill staged a surprising upset of Crawford Martin incumbent in the attorney general a race. Hill received 2,899 while Martin came in with 1,753. John White had no trouble in gaining a renomination for age culture commissioner with a 24 to 1,613 for Carl Bell Tyron Tunnell incumbent Road commissioner ran into Fay out front in his race in the Only contested race on the Republican ballot in saturdays election Albert Bel Fay compiled the most support by garnering an even too votes in the governors race. B. Thomas Mcelroy trailed with 54 while David Reagan had 42, John a. Hall 34, Henry c. Hank Grover 33 and Joseph Alton Jenkins four. Fay led in three of the four precincts. John g. Tower running for re election in the race for . Senator rallied More support than anyone else on the abbreviated ticket compiling 264 votes. Ben Bancroft was named Republican county chairman by reaping 185 votes. Bill Crocker running without opposition within his party for the Job of county commissioner precinct 3, wound up with a total of 111 votes. The school busing referendum which confused a lot of voters in both parties had 245 a a for votes and 29 the goes also took a stand against Daylight saving time 146 balloting against it and 124 voting to retain it. Map wire photo by Cable gives birth to quintuplets mrs. Susan Furlow 24, is shown in Northampton England general Hospital after giving birth to quintuplets saturday. She has been taking Fertility drugs. The smallest baby a girl died within to hours and the four others were reported suffering breathing difficulties. The quilts consisted of three boys and two girls. Her husband David reads a congratulatory Telegram

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