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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Monday, August 27, 1962
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f ft M6N., AUGUST 27, 1962, lake Charles American PTK* Fournet-Lee Contest Holds Chief Interest By CARL P. LEUBSDORF Associated Press Staff Writer Chief Justice John B. Fournet charged down the home-stretch of his fight against political extinction today after being bolstered fey the weekend campaigning of Sen. Russell B. Long. The veteran Jennings politician, locked in a tough battle with Bunkie City Judge James Nelson Lee in Saturday's Democratic runoff, hoped the senator's five speeches would boost him to a ne« eight-year term on the Louisiana Supreme Court. Most political observers think Fournet, despite a long career that has carried him lo the top in each of the state's three major governmental branches, is fighting an uphill struggle. Despite the fact that he is much less known than Fournet, Lee came within 1.500 votes of the chief justice in the July 28 Democratic primary. A third candidate polled 6.0W votes. Bolstered by the monentum this gave him. Lee has pressed his attack on Fournet. who has acquired many political and personal enemies over the years. The Supreme Court race, in the third district which covers central and southwestern Louisiana, is not the only hotly-fought race on the slim second primary ballot. In St. Bernfcrd Parish, a big turnout is expected despite the Labor Day weekend as first primary leader Valentine Riess tries to hold off John F. (Jack! Rowley 'Riders'Claim Citizen Council 'Misled'Them WORCESTER. Mass. (AP) Two Negro "reverse freedom, riders" picked up Saturday on' vagrancy charges said they were ! told a "big lie" when they were promised "big jobs" if they would leave Louisiana and go to New Hampshire. Almar C. Payton, 27, of New! Orleans, said he was a Korean war veteran. William J. Johnson, 25, of Lake Providence, La., said they had no grievance against the people of New Hampshire. They came north two weeks ago. Payton said he is a construction worker and was promised a big job if he accepted the bus ride, from the Citizens Council of Greater New Orleans. Johnson, a field hand, said his trip north was negotiated through the police chief and a lawyer in his home town. The men were picked up in Shrewsburg while hitch hiking. They told police they had been sleeping in fields. After pleading guilty to vagrancy in general district court they were given continuances until Wednesday and sent to county jail. Judge Walter D. Allen told them that while he did not like to put them in jail they at least would ! have food and a warm place to sleep until some welfare agency could give them a hand. Payton said he spent two weeks in a Manchester, N. H., hotel while he worked in a factory. He said he couldn't send for his wife : and son because a hotel is no place to live with a family. He added: "I finally decided to leave." i Payton said "I think the people of New Hampshire are fine. They were just caught up in the same big lie tha t brought me here. There was no job and the people in Louisiana knew it." among the many veteran Louisi-jthis weekend at Oakdafe. DeRid-i ana political leaders who have'der, Alexandria, Lafayette and' campaigned for Fournet since the > Lake Charles, Pout-net's campaip- first primary. j ers have Included William J. Dodd, Fournet came to political prom-, president of the state Board of inence as a right-hand man of j Education, former lieutenant gov- the senator's father, the late I ernor and another long-time Long Huey P. Long, and served asj stalwart speaker of the House of Repre-l St. Bernard Parish, some 92 sentatives, lieutenant governor and St'Sltote MylTSS Ste? in the race to succeed th* 1ate ; trict judge contest in East Baton. acting governor before gaining president of the parish police jury' Dr. Nicholas P. Tnsl as sheriff. Rouge Parish and a traffic court | election to the high court. ran 339 votes ahead of Rowley Other second primary races in-1 election in New Orleans that is j Now 67. he has said he wants | son of the late Sheriff C P elude a runoff for State Boord Besting Mayor Victor Schiro's;to serve one more term on the I (Dutch) Rowley. Sidney Torres. nf Education member fr.v.n the, strength. cour t before he retires at 75. who ran third" in the first pri- 5th Congressional D.strict, a diH Sen. Long was the biggest name In addition to Long, who spoke'mary is backing Rowley, who Mexico Reports 765 Small Towns MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has 765 communities with populations ranging between 2.500 and 5,000, reports the Statistics Bureau. THIS MAJ* IS A KILLER of Resistant Roaches and Fleas, Ante, Silver Fish and Termite* For further information call BE 6-6430. Stan Your Bug Man —Adv. came within 4<to votes of beating Sheriff Trist in I960. fcfess is backed by the Trist organization, all police jury members and other top parish officials. The 56-year-old Riess, A brother- in-law of Trist. has served on the police jury for 32 years. Rowley, 31. is an attorney. His father served as sheriff for 13 years. Rowley has accused Riess and his brother, voter registrar Louis Riess, of slowing down registration to keep independent voters off the polls. Riess says Rowley made a deal with Torres, the clerk of court, to split deputy sheriff positions. The board of education race is for the seat of George Madison, who is retiring. W. E. Whetstone led the first primary with 15,000 i votes while John. Mulhearn was j second with 8.000. Both are from Mrmroe. i Tn the Kast Baton Rouge race. ! for a district judgeship created i during the 1962 legislature. Elmo iLear is running against Donovan i Parker. Lear polled 9,885 votes | in July to 8,113 for Parker. 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