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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 4, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 143 Kid 241 Wednesday May 80 eents 5th pistrict Democratic nominee John D Beatty congratulates the Democratic nominee for sheriff Jerry Hall Tuesday night Tribune photo by Tim Bath scares mark local primary By Kokomo Tribune staff Tuesdays Indiana primary pro vided a few local upsets a few scares and a strongsnowing from two local candidates ineligible to appear on the ballot In a major upset Jim Buck a P1361 Delco Elec defeatedfourterm naunbentrfJJrad Bayliff aville to win the Republican nom ination for Indianas District 38 House seat Buck will be unop posed in the fall j Voter turnout was low with approximately 26 percent of Howard Countys regis tered voters exercising their right to vote Tuesday I think people didnt like to decide on which party member to choose so they didnt said Howard County Clerk Sue Met calf D J Bolinger newly elected Democratic Party chair attributed Tuesdays low turnout to a lack of contested races I suppose its a testament to the strength of the candidate that no one wants to run against he said Bayliff 34 was the only incum bent Republican to lose in a Indi ana House or Senate race Tues day HeCredited Bucks win to a last minute weeklong marketing blitz that included church bul letins and yardsigns Buck claimed solid support from district Republicans who felt Bayliffs voting record was drift ing farther away from the partys traditional positions House Dis trict 38 includes portions of Howard Tipton Boone Hamilton and Clinton counties Buck tbppedBayliff in all five counties The media in didnt this said Bayliff It was more of a race wagedby advertising Im proud of me service Ive brought to the said Bayliff adding it was too early to decide if he would seek public office again First term incumbent Rep Steve Buyer will face Howard County Sheriff Beatty in the fall Beatty overcame a scare at home in Howard County to defeat Hugh Salisbury of Plymouth and Democratic nomination for Buyers Fifth District seat Beatty received just 57 percent of the democratic vote in Howard county Buyer was unopposed In statewide races former 5th District Representative Jim Johtz overcame a strong showing by Evansvilles John Taylor a Lyndon LaRouche supporter to secure the democratic nomination for Senate Taylor received 40 percent vote Incumbent Republican Richard Lugar seeking a record fourth term was unopposed in Tues days primary and will face Jontz to keep his Senate seat Ann DeLaney Indiana Democ ratic Party Chairman blamed Jontz showing on a lack of name recognition statewide and late entry to the race In the race for Howard County Sheriff Jerry L Marr defeated fel low sheriff deputy Phil Templin to win the Democratic nomination Marr will face Republican and Police Chief Lynn Rudolph in the fall Rudolph was unopposed Howard County Clerk Sue Met calf said Tuesdays voting went smoothly and without a lot of hitches However Republican Party Chairman Bill Menges kept up a lively commentary on the ineffi ciency of the clerks office throughout the evening as he Waited for results The results of Precinct 33 the first to report ballot returns to the courthouse at about became avail able to the Republican Party only Its definitely time for a Menges said adding that Republican candidate Linda Koontz would be an excellent per son to replace Metcalf Bolinger overseeing his first election as county Democratic chairman said he was pleased with the way the partys candi dates conducted themselves I was very proud of the way the candidates generally stuck to the issues I think that traditional ly the Democrats fund ways to fight each other and that leads to division in the Bolinger said Buck surpises Bay I iff By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer After eight years of service in House District 29 which later was redrawn to become District 38 Rep Brad Bayliff bid an emotional farewell to his supporters as he conceded defeat to fellow Repub lican Jim Buck Jim Brad Buck was ahead of Bayliff right from the earliest returns and oy Bayliff had conceded victory to his opponent who made a clean sweep in all five counties Howard Tipton Hamilton Booneville and Clinton I feel said a jubilant Buck who called the Republican Headquarters from Zionsville at the close of the This is really a great victory and I appreciate all the people who came forward to He credited his victory to the fact that The issues were well defined and the district has pretty well spoken on how they view these Buck 48 who is a tool and die maker with Delco Electronics Corp and a principle broker with Realty Exchange is a newcomer to the political arena Bayliff 34 said the loss was not a total surprise considering the way the Jim Buck campaign was going the last few weeks Voters say they dont want negative campaigning but theyve responded to Bayliff said He added that at least two churches had information comparing the two men in their bulletins Nega tive campaigning worked to his Bayliff said In his speech at the Republican Headquarters conceding defeat Bayliff with his wife Lisa beside him said Ive served the Repub lican Party with pride and I think Ive improved the quality of life of the people Ive served for the last eight years So its not with sad ness that I leave but with a sense of hope that it will work to the betterment of Bayliff said One of Bucks strongest sup porters was the Indiana Chamber of Commerce whose Business Political Action Committee con tributed to his According to the state Bayliff has a poor record with businesses Sen Steve Johnson RKokpmo said Primaries are always hard to read You never can tell just how its going to turn Bayliff said now he will have some time to devote to his person al life Some highprofile candidates fail in primary INDIANAPOLIS AP Riverboat gam bling won a mixed victory in the Indiana primary and a former congressman won a humbling viqtory over a fringe candidate in the Democratic Senate race The nine House members from Indi ana who hope to keep their seats all won re nomination Primary returns created some highpro file losers Michael Bailey whose graphic TV ads picturing aborted fetuses became his cam paign hallmark lost to an state senator for a Republican congressional nomination in southern Indianas 9th Dis State courts clerk Dwayne Brown a long shot to upset Rep Andrew Jacobs Jr even before exemployees accused him of sexual harassment and ghost employment lost soundly in the 10th Djstnct Democratic race Jim Jontz who lost his congressional seat in 1992 captured the Democratic Senate nomination despite an unexpectedly strong showing by John W Taylor a follower of political extremist Lyndon LaRouche Jontz will face Sen Richard Lugar who was unopposed for the Republican nomina tion and is seeking a fourth term Secretary of State Joseph Hogsett beaten two years ago in another race for Senr ate won the Democratic nomination for the 2nd District congressional seat vacated by the retirement of Rep Phil Sharp The most heavily challenged GOP incum bent Rep John T Myers emerged with a 52 percent majority in a fiveway race Myers will face Greencastle Mayor Michael M Harmless who was unopposed on the Democratic ballot in the 7th District Rep Jill Long won the Democratic nomi nation to run for a third full term in the seat once held by Dan Quayle She will face Republican Mark E Souder who manages an antique store and won a sixway prima ry Democratic Rep Frank McCloskey turned back two challengers to win renomi nation in southwest Indianas 8th District John Hpstettler of Wadesville was the sur vivor in a sixway Republican race for the GQP npmtnation Inside Local Primary coverage begins on PageAZ Also inside Business Classified Local News of record Original Haynes automobile returning home i By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer The 1894 Haynes Apperson car that inventor Elwood Haynes drove down Pumpkinvine Pike 10Q years ago thjs July 4 will return to Kokomo and be dis played for three weeks in the newly renovated Carriage House Tuesday Dick Lange president of Kokoiiio Autpmcjpile Heritage Inc and Dave Broman president of the Howard County Historical announced that the Smithsonian Institute had agreed to loan the automobile to the museum and the not forprofit organization Kokomo Automo bile Heritage Inc established by WWKI Radio loan was arranged by the society and funded by Automo bile Heritage Inc which also orga nizes the annual HaynesApper son Festival The dream of Kokomo bile Heritage and the Pioneer Automobile Club is to build a larger automobile museum which will depict Indianas heritage in this field However since no progress was being made when the city and county began plan ning their 150th anniversary cele bration last year the Haynes Apperson Festival decided to pitch in for the Broman said So dost of the at the Seiberling Mansioriproperty was completely renovatecj Brothers Inc to the display of six cars x Including the Elwood Haynes original there will be the 1902 Haynes belonging tp WWKI and two early Haynes from the Imper ial Palace Museum Jn Las Vegas That museum is sending a 1903 Haynes and an 1897 of pnly three built and believed to i be the oldest stillrunning car in V city tp have ans Haynes car for Kokomps IQQth anniversary officials were turned down We still have not given up hope for a larger Lange said the 1902 Haynes Apperson has been in the radio station garage for eight years and it isnt fajr that the people of Kokomo couldnt see the The transportation of the car from the will be in the hands of CoTHns Moving Sys tems Inc in an airconditioned cli matecontrolleji trailer van Mayor Robert Sargent said It will be the icing on the cake to have that car in Kokomo for the sesquicentennial The car will arrive here June 28 and be displayed to the public with the other autos at no cost Local observance of the center nial of the automobile will include the reenactment of the Pumpkin vine Pike test drive hosted by the Pioneer Auto Club Auto enthusi asts from throughout the county many of them driving rebuilt Haynes and Apperson awjprnp biles are expected to participate in the drive at the northeast comer of the Delco Electronics Complex ;