OKLAHOMA: Elmer over Gomer

Mae West, Daniel Boone, Oliver Cromwell, Huey Long, Joe E. Brown and Patrick Henry got nowhere in Oklahoma's primary elections last week. Candidates for various minor offices on the strength of their names (TIME, May 23), none of them finished in better than third place. Mrs. Ruth M. Johnson, Shawnee schoolteacher, seeking to become Commissioner of Charities & Corrections, "broadcast" her vote appeals by "thought transference" from her home at 5 :30 a. m. daily but won only a fifth place by her "mental telepathy" campaign.

But Will Rogers, Congressman-at-large,...

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