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James senate of any He the Welfare Mob He Would Allow Them Fair Return on Their Actual Investment EXPLAINS FIGHT ON HORSE RAGING TRACK Judge Guy B. Park of Platte City, who was nominated morning by the Democratic State Committee for governor to replace Francis M. Wilson, makes known his attitude on public utilities and also expresses himself as to the gambling and horse racing questions, whicli have been raised against his selection as the party standard bearer in the following paragraphs: "I believe that the prime purpose of public utilities should be to serve the public," he said in an interview, "and that they, should have a fair return upon their actual investments," Judge Parh stressed the word actual in speaking of utility investments. "A Check By Law" "I also believe that law? should be passed, if not already on the statute books in Missouri, so that practices similar to Uio.se of t;it Insult companies could not be in dulged in and innocent and u^-{ suspecting people made victims Oi unscrupulous promoters of worthless tion of the statutes. A rehearing was granted, but before the final opinion was handed down the defendant died, and no further opinion was issued. "I was informed by a soui__ that a second opinion had been prepared holding as in the first but that Judge Atwood dissented. This opinion, of course, was not handed down,and I have no knowledge it was written. Suggested a Plan "Kno%ving this situation, I suggested to the prosecuting attorney of Platte County that he the situation \ip directly with attorney jrenora!, thinking- in that way a. speedy and final Ueternxir nation of the case couxi be reached. Whether the prosecuting attorney acted on that suggestion do not know. I do know that never filed a complaint in my court nor did the sheriff make any arrests. It is not the function of a trial judge to obtain evidence in a case. The only interest a judge should have in a case, criminal or civil, is to^see that a fair trial is had and an exact justice d6ne unto the law and evidence. It is not his province or right usurp executive functions and ht cannot be both prosecutor and judge. "The daily newspapers of Kansas City published the entries in these races, the results and the betting odds, and there can be doubt that the governor and attorney gcnernl of this state and the prosecuting attorney ano sheriff of Platte County, all executive officers, knew that these races were being held." |

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 17 Oct 1932, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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