Dear Editor,

It was a Fourth of July parade day, when I got an early morning call from the late Leroy Marchena at the Democratic Party headquarters on St. Thomas alerting me to the news that Charles W. Turnbull had decided to run for governor. A surprise to me, and I am sure a whole lot of other people as well. The party had a hard time trying to find a candidate capable of mounting a strong campaign to unseat the current governor, Roy L Schneider.