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4B a August 4, 1983 B THURSDAY B THE CLARION-LEDGER ELECTION '83 D 0 I D D IL Statewide vote for auditor COUNTY TP PR Cam Mabus Shelby Adams 20 20 5258 1072 2139 Alcorn 15 15 3066 4422 3457 Ante 21 21 1358 2243 1569 Attala 26 26 2889 3576 1555 Benton 11 10 1215 746 1323 Botvar 19 19 1630 3158 3193 Catwun 25 25 1761 3374 1547 Carrol 12 12 996 1700 1425 Chickasaw 22 22 1608 2054 2745 Choctaw 16 16 554 2993 701 COUNTY TP PR Cain Mabm Shdby Claiborne 10 9 636 954 595 Clarke 27 27 1295 2252 2415 Clay 15 8 739 1899 850 Coahoma 17 17 1109 3774 2188 Copiah 20 20 1411 3452 3322 Cowigton 18 18 1075 1571 4181 DeSoto 32 32 4012 3158 3709 Forrest 39 39 3196 5824 7269 Frank 18 18 1524 989 1524 George 20 20 2084 1795 2939 COUNTY TP PR Cain Mabui Shelly Greene 14 14 1149 1403 2195 Grenada 20 14 723 1061 639 Hancock 26 26 2294 2622 3393 Harrison 63 63 6518 13022 7273 rtnds 116 116 5295 23981 18039 Hoknes 12 12 3073 1586 1997 Humphreys 9 9 820 2002 1314 Issaquena 5 5 100 313 156 Itawamba 32 32 1739 6263 1714 Jackson 103 103 7424 9717 8601 COUNTY TP PR Cain Mabus Sheby Jasper 30 30 1245 . 3101 2588 Jefferson 17 17 977 1013 969 JeflDavis 21 21 886 1665 2793 Jones 47 47 4114 8716 8448 Kemper 28 28 713 1638 2205 Lafayette 28 28 2203 3048 2798 Lamar 21 21 2833 2846 4008 Lauderdale 63 63 2707 8103 4682 Lawrence 19 19 956 2176 2950 Leake 19 19 2663 3471 2194 miJ MMki- M& Mn a MVS w n SiMitUH. JJUik Q D 2 pieces ot cnicKen (Original Recipe or B $1.49 Q Potatoes and gravy Roll D D 0 D A Get all this for only $1.49. Regular cost $1.77 Customer pays all applicable sales tax. OFFER EXPIRES: Sept. 30, 1983 (This coupon good only at Kentucky Fried Chicken stores listed in this ad.) .Coupons fjooti uniy hi siort's usicu irn . , ,i Canton, Clinton, Feirriday, Jackson, Natchez, Peaji, Tallulah, Vicksburg, Yazoo Citv , . j I...... . I. ..-ii i COUNTY TP PR Un Mabui Sheby Lee 40 40 4852 6163 3596 Lettore 17 17 705 3581 1836 lincori 29 29 3236 4657 3820 Lowndes 30 30 2775 9762 4354 Madson 16 16 2143 3531 2381 Manon 22 22 3697 3727 4903 Marshal 25 25 3481 2100 3270 Monroe 33 33 3067 4413 3169 Montgomery 13 6 328 627 - 459 Neshoba 41 28 1242 1962 2144 COUNTY TP PR Cain Mabut Sheby Newton 27 27 1279 3085 3233 Noxubee 15 8 404 894 656 Obbbeha 18 18 1402 5159 1918 Panola 27 27 3226 3058 3175 Pearl River 28 28 3349 3453 3986 Perry 15 15 1066 1416 2326 Pice 27 27 2523 4951 3819 Pontotoc 32 32 2822 2709 2989 Prentiss 23 3 205 226 181 Quitman 11 11 1549 2394 1568 COUNTY TP PR Cain Mabus Sheby Rankin 47 47 2267 8372 7977 Scott 24 24 1765 3339 2800 Sharkey 8 8 447 1223 618 Simpson 23 23 1051 3375 5030 Smith 18 18 992 1953 3828 Stone 13 13 1138 1269 1890 Sunflower 14 14 1542 3287 2222 Talahatchie 19 19 799 4223 1171 Tate 19 14 1700 1190 2172 Tippah 40 0 0 0 0 COUNTY TP PR Cain Mabus Sheby Tisnomingo 20 0 0 0 0 Tunica 10 10 517 773 639 Union 39 39 2971 2727 3569 Walthal 14 14 1633 1545 1985 Warren 22 22 2392 7911 3280 Washington 21 21 ' 2664 4832 2512 Wayne 26 26 2148 2197 3099 Webster 26 23 870 2254 1383 Wilkinson 9 9 1517 837 1941 Winston 27 27 1888 4307 2638 COUNTY TP PR Cain Mabus Sheby Yalobusha 18 0 0 0 0 Yazoo 28 1 12 29 25 COUNTY TP PR ' Cain Mabus Sheby Totals 2070 1895 157509 272264 230164 Kentucky Med OMc&ea. SNACK BOX i 2 pieces of chicken (Original Recipe or Extra Crispy) Potatoes and gravy Roll $1.49 Get all this for only $1.49. Regular cost $1.77 Customer pays all applicable sales tax. OFFER EXPIRES: Sept. 30, 1983 (This coupon good only at Kentucky Fried Chicken stores listed in this ad.) Candidate refuses challenge to debate auditor's race issues By LYNN WATKINS CUriM-Udfcr SUM Writer The struggle for the Democratic nomination in the state auditor's race picked up Wednesday where it left off, as Mason Shelby once again refused run-off opponent Ray Mabus's challenge to a public debate. "I will not respond to it," Shelby said. "He's an attorney and I'm an accountant I don't think we would relate to each other at all, and it would be confusing to the voters." The primary voting puts Shelby, a 30-year veteran with the state auditor's office, against Mabus, former legislative liaison for Gov. William Winter, in the Aug. 23 second primary. Murray Cain of Natchez, squeezed out during the first primary, has put his support behind Mabus. Mabus, who held a 42,000-vote lead in unofficial voter returns Wednesday, said his lead was a message of dissatisfaction from the public about the way the auditor's office has been run. "I think that my showing last night ... showed that the people around Mississippi were responding to the issues I raised, that they're ready for a change and they're tired of the hand-me-down system of auditors we've had for the past 50 years," Mabus said. But Shelby refused to view the vote Tuesday as a public referendum on the 30-year administration of retiring state SNACK BOX 2 pieces of chicken (Original Recipe or Extra Crispy) $1.49 Potatoes and gravy Roll Get all this for only $1.49. Regular cost $1.77 Customer pays all applicable sales tax. OFFER EXPIRES: Sept. 30, 1983 (This coupon good only at Kentucky Fried Chicken stores listed in this ad.) With 1,895 of 2,070 precincts reporting, the vote was: Ray Mabus 272,264 or 41 Mason Shelby 230, 164 or 35 Murray Cain 157,509 or 24 Auditor Hamp King. "They were both running against me," he said. "I think (Mabus and Cain) are inferring part of the responsibility is mine. But I think it's more a lack of knowledge on the part of the public of the operations of the state auditor's office . . . and auditing is just one of those responsibilities." Lack of money and personnel is the reason the state auditor's office, charged with financial record-keeping and auditing of government accounts, is the reason the auditor's office fell behind in its auditing duties. Mabus has hit hard at the delays, blaming inefficiency in the running of the auditor's office. "Auditing is just one of our duties," Shelby said, "although auditing absorbs more manhours than any other task." Mabus said he would continue his campaign strategy of raising the issue of change within the auditor's office and may even bring up new ones. But he declined to say what additional topics he would bring up. However, professional qualifications are the only issue, Shelby said, adding 1 r I SNACK BOX I I 2 pieces of chicken (Original Recipe or Extra Crispy) - Potatoes and gravy vi5 Roll Get all this for only $1.49. Regular cost $1.77 Customer pays all applicable sales tax. OFFER EXPIRES: Sept. 30, 1983 (This coupon good only at Kentucky Fried Chicken I I 1 0 stores listed in this ad.) c Kentucky Fried Chicken 1981 (711 8 that he plans little change in strategy. . "I'm going to lean on qualifications and . . . I don't know what other issues there would be other than qualifica- tions. If you need surgery, you go to a --doctor. If you need an audit, you get an '"Z accountant, don't you?" In an effort to point out the dif fer ence between Mabus and him, Shelby Z has handed out campaign cards saying "I'm an auditor, not an orator." Mabus, who has repeatedly de-" scribed the state auditor's office asZ "overlooked," said that Cain's strong vote indicated how widespread public dissatisfaction was over the office. Furthermore, an alliance of the groups supporting Mabus and Cain will form a "powerful coalition on Aug. 23," Mabus said. "Between the two of us, we've got 65 percent of the vote," he said. But Mabus isn't ready to count Cain's 1 13,000 votes in his column yet, although he and Cain agreed Wednesday to meet at a later date to discuss what role Cain may play in the Mabus effort. "I don't think votes are transferable," Mabus said. "I'm going to continue to talk about the issues, run a very positive, agressive campaign, telling the voters what I think can be done with that office, what my policies would be." Mabus also avoided stating whether the vote will be seen as a decision about King's administration. Ousted official claims voters wanted change By WANDA CANTRELL Northeast Mintalppi Bareu Voters for highway commissioner in the northern district "wanted something more than Bobby Richardson had," was the way the outgoing incumbent Wednesday summed up the Democratic primary. Richardson, who has served two terms, attributed his defeat to Zack Stewart to "a desire for change on the part of the voters" and to problems with the Democratic Party. With 578 of 705 precincts reporting by late Wednesday, Stewart showed 110,598 votes, 51.6 percent, to Richardson's 74,405, 34.7 percent. Stewart avoided a runoff by gaining more than 50 percent of the vote. Former state Sen. Harmon Robinson gained 29,342 votes, 13.7 percent Richardson, 46, left the party last year to run as a Republican against Sen. John Stennis. But the Republicans put up their own candidate, Haley Barbour, who was beaten by Stennis as easily as he had brushed Richardson aside in the primary. When Richardson attempted to return to the Democratic fold this year, he met resistance from state party Chairman Danny Cupit and others who said he should not be allowed to return. "I think it had some effect," Richardson said. "But I'd hate to think the people of Mississippi elect someone to serve the party and not them. "Danny Cupit and I have never gotten along. But I don't owe Danny Cupit or the others. I owe the people of this district." Asked if he felt the Democratic organization had not supported his candidacy, he said he "wouldn't be surprised if some of that did not get involved in the highway commissioner's race." Richardson said he ran a campaign based on his experience in office and accomplishments during his tenure. THINGS 1335 EUIS 352-8442 DIAMOND ETERNITY RINGS 275 to 150006 JUT idvu i'ry Co. 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