The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana on May 6, 1970 · Page 1
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KOKOMO TRIBUNE VOL. 120 - NO. 245 CITY EDITION KOKOMO, IND., WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1970 ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS NEWSSTAND PRICE TEN CENTS Ballot for November REPUBLICANS DEMOCRATS For Congreii Richard L. Roudebush Kathleen Z. Willioms For Prosecutor Fred G. Osborn . Ronald H. Smith For Superior Judge William E. Lewis 'George C. Uhlir For State Senator Robert L. Nash Merton Stanley For State Representative Elwood H. Hillis Alan L. Zirlcle Herbert E. Williams Russell L. Chadwell For County Clerk Glen H. Sheltbn Clifford Lineback For County Recorder Omer A. Ridnour C. C. Williams For Sheriff Elwood Luellen Thomas leap For County Assessor Reed S. Keller Mildred Bertram For Commissioner (First District) Dwight Bennett Robert J. Daily For County Councilman (First District) Richard Zirkle R O55 Wyrick For County Councilman (Second District) George R. Newton Wayne Wyrick For County Councilman (Third District) Thomas A. Ferverda Clayton L. Duncan For County Councilman (Fourth District) E. Sumner Miller Meredith K. Shanks For Councilman-at-Large Harry O. Davis Glenn L. Holt Thomas L. Stewart John D. Tarkington Jaclc E. Milner Jr. Robert E. Ortman GOP Clerk's Race Only Close Battle With only the Republican race for county clerk involved in a breath-taking finish, winners in the Howard County primary were victorious by comfortable margins Tuesday. Some .winners swamped their opponents, and one of the surprises was the victory of Kathleen Z. Williams of Walton in her contest with Judge Manuel Guerrero of Marion for the Democratic nomination for U.S. congressman in the Fifth District. Mrs. Williams carried Howard County, 3,021 to 2,320 and ran impressively in the 11 other counties of the district. Guerrero had been rated as the favorite by political observers, but Mrs. Williams' energetic campaigning was more effective than many had foreseen. The day's cliffhanger, as many had predicted, was the GOP battle for county clerk. The lead changed hands several times during the tabulating, but finally Glen H. SheUpn, Kokomo industrial exectuve and civic worker, pulled it out against Richard A. Owens, county recorder, by 109 votes. Shelton finished with 2,656 and Owens with 2,547. The third candidate, Patrick Hession, received 656. Big winners on the Republican ballot were Congressman Richard L. Roude- Congressional Incumbents Post Clear Primary Wins INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana's 11 congressmen won renomination easily in primaries Tuesday, but congressional challengers for the November general election went to the wire in five districts. Some races were won by only a few hundred votes and weren't decided until tabulation of late, unofficial returns this morning. In the cliffhanger races: 2nd District Democratic: Philip A. Sprague, a Michigan City industrialist, won the nomination, based on unofficial returns, in a. tight race with Lafayette business executive J. Timothy McGinley. Seven men were -in the Democratic primary to oppose Republican Rep. Earl F. Landgrebe of Valparaiso, going for his second term. Landgrebe whipped two to win renomination. 10th District Democratic: A youthful college teacher, Philip R. Sharp of El- wopd, won a tight three-man race. Unofficial results gave him about 7,500 votes compared with about 7,000 each for William McCarty of Anderson and former U.S. Rep John Walsh of Anderson in a sevenman field. Republican Rep. David W. Dennis was an overwhelming winner over two in his re- nomination bid. --6th District Democratic: Terrence D. Straub of Indianapolis, a 24-year-old manufacturers representative, beat. Raymond S. Grant, a supermarket operator of Greenwood, in a photo-finish two-man race for the right to oppose Republican Rep. William G. Bray of Martinsville, who trampled two opponents in winning renomination to an llth term. --1st District Republican: Eugene M. Kirtland of Gary won in a tight five- man field to oppose Democratic Rep. Ray J. Madden of Gary. Madden, Indiana's senior congressman, a member of the House since 1938, turned back six opponents to win renomination. --5th District Democratic: Mrs. Kathleen Waiiams of Walton, the only woman in the congressional races, squeaked past Circuit Judge Manuel P. Guerrero of Marion for the right to oppose Republican Rep. Richard L. Roudebush of Noblesville, a landslide winner over two' opponents in his own race for renomina- tion. One of the tight races, the run for the 5th District Democratic nomination car- ried the greatest possible significance with Roudebush, the Republican incumbent, all but committed to take a shot at the GOP Senate nomination at the June convention. If Roudebush gets the Senate nomination, the district committee will name a substitute for him in the Congress race, making \\ the only contest without an incumben^. In other congressional primary races: --3rd District: Don M. Newman, a (Continued on Page 7) bush, who ran away from his nearest opponent, Harry R. Fawcett of Kokomo; Elwood H. Hillis and Herbert E. Williams for state representative; Omer Ridnour, who won the nomination for recorder by 703 votes; and Sheriff Elwood Luellen, renominated for a second term by a 2,431-vote plurality over James H. Moffitt, former Kokomo police officer. On the Democratic ballot, Clifford Lineback, former county clerk, overwhelmed Earl Anderson, former probation officer, 4,263 to 1,276; former sheriff Thomas Leap bested former deptuty sheriff W. C. (Pete) Dieterly for sheriff by a plurality of 1,418; Alan L. Zirkle of Greentown and Russell Chadwell of Kokomo were nominated for state representative; Merton Stanley, former Howard Circuit Court judge, defeated McAdoo W. Clouser of Tipton for state senator; C. C. (Bud) Williams was nominated for recorder, Mrs. Mildred Bertram for county assessor and Robert J. Dailey for commissioner in the First District. In winning the race for senator, Stanley lost Tipton County by 670 but carried Howard by 1,831. Williams finished 759 votes ahead of Mrs. Gwenneth Jones in the race for recorder, Mrs. Bertram outpolled Lawrence W. Decker, Kokomo realtor, for assessor by 859, and Dailey had a l',275- vote majority over Robert E. Oilar for commissioner. For Congressman Roudebush it was a breeze. He took Howard County by 4,720 over Fawcett and piled up a massive plurality in the district. Gerald Brissman, of Carmel, was far behind in third place here with 264. Elwood Hillis rolled up 4,882 votes in Howard and 1.467 in Tipton for a total of . 6,349. Herbert Williams had 4,028 in Howard and 1,025 in Tipton to ring up a total of 5,053. Lawrence Bales received 1,433 votes -- 976 of them in Howrd and Tipton. ' In Howrd County, Alan Zirkle led the Democratic ticket for state representative. He and Russell Chadwell, who was second, were nominated. Durwood Bundrent, a Kokomo city councilman, finished third. Zirkle's vote in Howard was 4,135 and in Tipton 721, for a total of Wallace Fights To Standoff And Taft Wins Over Rhodes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS George C. Wallace and Gov. Albert Brewer fought to a standoff in Alabama's Democratic gubernatorial primary while in Ohio Rep. Robert A. Taft rallied to defeat Gov. James A. Rhodes for the GOP Senate nomination. Taft will oppose Democrat Howard Metzenbaum who downed former astronaut, John H. Glenn. Neither Wallace, a former governor of his state, nor Brewer, the incument, managed a majority vote. They will engage in a runoff primary June 3. These were the Tuesday returns: Alabama, with 2,960 of 4,353 ballot boxes counted gave Wallace 295,909, and Brewer 294,713. Ohio, with all 13,247 voting units reporting, gave Taft 467,866 votes to 464,701 for Rhodes. Metzenbaum received 427,294 votes to 414,848 for Glenn. The Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio was won by John J. Gilligan, a former congressman. He will oppose Republican Roger Cloud, the state auditor. Taft closed steadily on Rhodes who had enjoyed an early lead on the basis of rural votes. Taft took the lead when he carried Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), considered a Rhodes stronghold, by a majority of 27,500 votes. Glenn, on the basis of an early lead, made premature claims of victory over Metzenbaum, a wealthy Cleveland attorney. Taft, also a man of wealth, released figures during the campaign that showed a personal fortune of about $2.2 million. In addition to his law practice, Met- zenbaum owns a string of parking lots and a group of neighborhood newspapers around Cleveland. Young Warrior The Senate seat sought by Taft and Metzenbaum is now held by Democrat Stephen M. Young, an Octogenarian, who is retiring. Young's seat is vital to Republicans hoping to capture the seven more seats needed to take control of the Senate after the Nov. 3 elections. Ohio Republicans hoped at first to field a harmony ticket with Rhodes, who has served two terms as governor, going for the Senate, and Taft, who carries a revered Republican name, running to succeed him. But Taft insisted on making a second bid for the Senate seat he sought six years ago. Late polls showed Taft ahead, and Rhodes gaining. It was impossible to gauge the impact of the election eve National Guard gunfire which killed four students during anti-war disturbances at Kent State University. When the issue of guardsmen on college campuses came up earlier in campaign debate, Taft was critical of the governor. But Rhodes retorted he would have no Berkeleys in Ohio. Victory in the Alabama runoff will equal election as governor, because Republicans already have indicated they will not field a candidate this year. Tuesday's inconclusive margin made it hard to forecast the eventual outcome -- but the leader in the opening primary has invariably won Alabama runoffs. That route took Wallace to his election as governor eight years ago. After serving the one term limit, Wallace (Conlinm-tl »n I'apn- 7) 4,856. Chadwell polled 2,459 in Howard and 686 in Tipton for a 3,145 total. Bundrent's vote was 1,651 in Howard and 299 in Tipton. For county councilman-at-large, the Republicans nominated Thomas Stewart, Jack Milner Jr. and Harroy Harry O. Davis. Stewart was high man in this race with 3,900, Milner second with 3,875 and Davis third with 3,591. The fourth candidate, Harry Manship, received 2,601. The Democrats nominated Robert E. Ortman, John D. Tarkington and Glenn L. Holt for councilman-at-large, with Ortman finishing first, Tarkington second and Holt third. Ortman had 3,330, Tarkington 2,815, Holt 2,743, Terry Boyd 2,233 and Patrick Carey 2,182. William E. Hardy captured the GOP nomination for trustee of Center Township, socring a big win over the runner- up Arthur W. McAllister, by 1,060 votes. Qiarles F. Hanley was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for Center trustee. The Democratic race for county councilman in the Third District went to Clayton L. Duncan Sr. who defeated Robert J. Fulk by 332. Names of the following candidates did not appear on the ballot and they were renominated without opposition: Republican -- William E. Lewis, for judge of the Howard Superior Court; Fred G. Osborn, for prosecutor; Robert L. Nash, for state senator; Reed S. Keller, for county assessor; and Richard Zirkle, George Newton, Thomas A. Keverda and E. Sumer Miller, for county council. Democrats -- Ronald H. Smith, for prosecutor; George C. Uhlir, for Superior Court judge; and Ross Wyrick, Wayne Wyrick and Meredith K. Shanks for county council. A total of 12,367 voters went tothe polls here, representing only 29 per cent . of the registered vote. This turnout was well below what most observers had expected. It was better, however, than in 1966, the last off-year primary, which saw 11,431 voting. The record for a primary here was in 1968, when 18,310 voters went to the polls. That, however, was a presidential year, made exciting by the Democratic race for Indiana's national convention votes between Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy and Gov. Roger D. Branigin. In Tuesday's voting, Republicans got out around 1,500 more votes than the Democrats. The Republican ticket was led by Congressman Roudebush with 5, 277, vollowed by Elwood Hillis with 4, 882. High man on the Democratic ballot was Clifford Lineback with 4,'263, followed by Alan Zirkle with 4,135. The unofficial tally kept by The Tribune was complete except for one township by 8 o'clock, two hours after the polls closed. The Tribune's computerized equipment turned out the running totals with record speed. Of course, it goes without saying The Tribune's task was made much easier by assistance from the Kokomo Junior Chamber of Commerce members collecting returns as they have done since 1962. Official Primary Returns /leather a/r w/scons/n (Kiil.'nnii, in /.i,MI- ll Temperature: high 75; low 34. At noon 41; Humidity 68 per cent. Wind: N, 15 mph. Barometer: 30.45, rising. Sunset: 8:43 p.m.; Sunrise 6:40 a.m. 3^-5-7: Fair and colder tonight with frost likely lows 32-40 midstate, 37^2 south. Partly sunny and warmer Thursday, highs (52-68 midstate, in the 70s south. Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday night. Precipitation probabilities--near zero tonight and 5 per cent Thursday. Today's Chuckle Always put off until tomorrow what you are going to make a mess of today. The following are the official results of voting for various offices in Howard County. REPUBLICANS : For Congressman Roudebush 5,277 Fawcett 557 Brissman 264 Roudebush's Plurality 4,720 For State Representative Hillis 4,882 Williams 4,028 Bales 976 (Hillis, Williams are winners.) For Clerk Shelton 2,656 Owens 2,547 Hession 656 Shelton's Plurality 109 For Recorder Ridnour 2,682 Owen 1,979 Karcher 1,064 Ridnour's Plurality 703 For Sheriff Luellen 3,616 Moffitt 1,185 Hunt 566 Johnson 438 Evans 138 Luellen's Plurality 2,431 For Councilman At Large Stewart 3,900 Milner : 3,875 Davis 3,591 Manship 2,601 (Stewart, Milner, Davis winners.) ; For Center Township Trustee Hardy 1,805 MacAllister 745 Sutherin 717 Hardy's Plurality 2,060 For Taylor Township Trustee Wooley 357 Bommarrito 91 Wooley's Majority 266 DEMOCRATS For Congressman Williams 3,021 Guerrero 2,320 Williams' Majority 701 For State Senator Stanley 3,526 Clouser 1,795 Stanley's Majority 1,731 For State Representative Zirkle 4,135 (('.onliniu'il from Page 7) It's Blackberry Winter; Mercury Slides to 34° Blackberry winter temperatures chilled Kokomoans Wednesday morning as the mercury slid to 34 degrees following almost two weeks of balmy spring weather. For those unversed in weather lore, blackberry winter occurs annually when the blackberries bloom. It is a brief period of cool weather following the first sustained warm spell of spring. Weather Bureau forecasters said the cold snap will last through Thursday morning and issued frost warnings for the early hours of Thursday. Wednesday morning's 34-degree reading was made by Air Wisconsin at the Municipal Airport. Temperatures began their downward trend here Monday, but the most drastic drop occurred Tuesday afternoon with the arrival of a cold front. The mercury was not expected to move out of the 50s Wednesday and the overnight low was predicted for 32 degrees. Thursday's high is forecast for the mid-fiOs. Precipitation probabilities for the next two days have been predicted at to 10 per cent. Three New Fronts Opened /n Cambodia; 40 Americans Die A Gl, with his M16 rifle slung over his shoulder and o water bottle in one hand, reflects the aaonies and fatigue of war in his gaunt eyes. The unidentified trooper is a member of an armored cavalry division operating in the Fish Hook region of Cambodio. (AP Wirephoto) SAIGON (AP) -- Allied forces opened three new fronts inside Cambodia today, but the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese struck back in South Vietnam with attacks that killed 40 Americans and wounded 84, the U.S. Command reported. One North Vietnamese attack, on an artillery base south of the demilitarized zone, killed 29 Americans, the largest American toll in a single action in 20 months and more than the 17 Americans reported killed in the week of operations in Cambodia. Thirty more Americans from the 101st Airborne Division were reported wounded in the attack on the firebase 16 miles south of the DMZ. Initial reports said 15 North Vietnamese were killed. While a heavy mortar barrage pinned down the U.S. troops, the North Vietnamese hit the base firing rocket grenades and rifles. Sharp fighting and terror attacks were reported at several other points in the northern provinces, with six more Americans and 15 enemy troops killed and 25 Americans wounded. A grenade thrown into a police station in Da Nang killed six Vietnamese policemen and wounded six. The North Vietnamese appeared to be putting most of their retaliatory effort into the northern provinces. Enemy camps across the border in Laos arc' still exempt from allied ground attack, while U.S.'officials claim that the operations in Cambodia have disrupted the Communist command's supply lines for the southern part of South Vietnam. Meanwhile, thousands more American and South Vietnamese troops crossed into Cambodia in the biggest offensive of the war. Informed sources said between 20,000 and 25,000 American troops and about an equal number of South Vietnamese are now hunting North Vietnamese and Viet Cong base camps in Cambodia at six points along 250 miles of the border. The allied commands claimed more than 2,500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong killed, most of them by air

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