The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1949 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 15, 1949
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ETGHT (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, TONTB IB, 194* Conservatism Vs. Liberalism Efforts to Prove Status of Courts Prove to be Futile WASHINGTON — There's not mncli cse in a layman's attempting to make up his mind whether the present Supreme Court is predominantly ''liberal" or "con.seivath-e". The TermitiielJo decision on May 16 proved the futility of it, if any proof had been necessary. Experts on constitutional law nften attempt to figure it out by making a statistical analysis of the justices' voic in civil rights case.s. Rut their conclusions don't prove much. In (lie first place, what is liberal to one man seems conservative to fl not her. The words don't have any clear meaning. Anri often in R 50-called rivil riphts case the court's derisions ate based on legal points quite apart from the main issue. 1 T don't believe I kncnv what they mean when 1he\ talk about a liberal o]- oonsprvanvr? iudg»," one eminent lesial authority recent TV told this reporter. "It is not a field in which *lu* l^rin is applicable. "I know what a liberal politician Is. But a jutiae can't be either lib- era! or conservative. He is capable or Incapable. If he Is a good juries, all he seeks to do is base his opinion on the law and the Constitution." The Terminiello involved the right of free speech, whether the city .of Chicago couUI convict a man of disorderly conduct for giving an Inflammatory talk when the audience and the crowd'outside where in a condition of near riot. The Supreme Court has repeatedly recoenized that the vight oi free speech Is not absolute, that there are time Two Men Killed By Dynamite Blast At Pipeline Site IRVINGTON. Ky.. June IS—UPl— Two men xtre killed and several others were Injured by a dynamite explosion seevn miles west of here lale yesterday. The blast occurred at the site of the laying o( a gas pipeline lor the Texas Gas Transmission Corporation, with headquarters at Owensboio. Breckenridge County Coroner Hairy Dhonau nrimllfieri the dead as Rolxrt Hall, 45, of Providence, and Hughes De Janiett. 48, of Clover[x>rt, The injured Include: Dale Robinson 17. Hai'dy, Ark., cuts, bruises and concussion, and John Hawkins, 23, Welford, Ark., evils, bruises and shoct. RIVAL UNIONISTS ON THE JOB—The 150-year-old home of Jotm L. Lewis, United Mine Workers' boss man, in Alexandria, Va., is getting its first coat o( paint in 12 years. The job on the histojjc showplace is being done by painters affiliated with the AFL, from which John L. and his miners "disefliliated" some time a^o. Civil Rights Congress Out $23,500 Because Gerhart Eisler Jumped Bail By Clark Beach ( bondsmen—person* who make their WASHINGTON'. </P, —.Jumping | living furnishing bail to defendants hail pan OP pretiy expensive, as in i In criminal cases. A lot of ihe Gerhart Eislcr case, for the 1 set into trouble with the author- people who put up the bail. But itles from lime to lime for various aliases, such as loitrriris: Around covirUiouses and working in cahoots with shyster lawyers anrt corrupt policemen. But ma«y are respectable buis- nessmen. And in almost all jurisdictions they have to be approved the people who furnished Eisler's bait aren't in so bad a hole a? they would have been once upon a time. Eislcr'5 bailers, the Civil Rights Congress, put. up 523.500, which (he is now in the process cf seizing. Under otd English law, bailers were personally responible •re declared ' ri^ t h e r they | fj trial judjrn ; II I Terminiello overstepped the bounds. That wasn't decided. The court reversed Terminicllo's conviction. But the case was not decided on the content of his speech or the circumstances of its delivery, in reading; through the record, the court slopped short when It came upon the trinl judge's charge to the jury, and U never went any further. The trial Judge, Interpreting the Chicago ordinance under Terminiello had topeii convicted, said that "misbehavior may constitute a breach of the peace if it stirs the public to anger, invites dispute, brings about a condition ot unrest or creates a disturbance." Justice Douglas, writing the opinion pi the Court majority, said: "A function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute. Ifc., may. indeed best serve its -high purpose when it> induces a cqndHion ot unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they file or even stirs people to anger." The parts of the ordinance concerned in the case, as const ruled by the trial judge, were declared unconstitutional. W h e t would have been If the had said something different, or nothing at all. one can only guess. Voting with Dowlas on the majority side were Justices Reed, Murphy, Black and Rntleclge. The rest of the court, disseji'Jng, thought the majority was entirefy wrong In hinging Its decision on ' the irial judge's remarks. They j pointed out that the defendant had : taken no exception to them and that none of the lower courts had taken any notice of the judge's charge. It hadn't become an i.ssw-, as Chief Justice vinsnn pointed out Jn a, dis.sent, until the U. S. Supreme Court "ferreted H out of a lengthy and .somewhat confused record." On this general contention, the other justices, Frankfurther. Bur- ton'and Jackson, nprecd with Vin?on.- But they didn't agree w iih "the Chief" on another point, vrhson in his dissent indicated ' that he too was shocked at the trial judee's statement. He said thai if the defendant had marie an issue oi H, he would have agreed with the'decision of the majority. Jack .son, however, in a 25-pa ere dissent not only deplored (lie manner in which the court had reached Its decision. He also defended Chicago's right to punish Terminipil: for hip utterances. He even spoke sympathetically oi the trial judge's defendant. Now the only bail that is required is money or a bond. But the obligations and right of bailers are still regarded very seriously by the courts.. The bailer becomes, in effect, the jailer of the person for whom he has furnished a bail bond. He can personally take him into custody any time he deems it necessary to as.sure the • defendant's which presence in court. If he thinks the man is preparing to flee he can put handcuffs on him and turn him over to (he police. Tf the defendant hns already fled the bailer can go after him and arrest him just like a policeman. Most bailer.s by the court before they can set up in business. The court must be satisfied not only that they are financially able to furnish bond but also that they are law-abiding, reputable citizens. In any case they frequently offer Die only hope of a prisoner's being released from jail pending his trial or appeal from conviction, [f the judge won't release a prisoner on his own recognizance ('meaning he doesn't have to furnish bail), he has few alternatives. If the court has said it will free him provided ne furnished a certain amount of bail fit is usually a matter for the court's discretion), he can do one of four things: | 1. Deposit his own cash with the ! court nr give the court a lien any real estate he owns. 2. Get a friend or a friendly or- But Is Jackson, the dissenters' chief spokesman in this case, a "conservative"? A says that Jackson, friend of his a former New Deal polilican. once told him "I believe in liberal laws, .strictly construed." $ professional U anlzation - sllch as tne °' le used, to post cash or a bond. 3. Engage a professional bondsman. 4. Gel a surety company to furnish bail. B'.it .surety companies very rarely provide bail in criminal cases \Vhen they do. the defendant usually is a man with substantial means and of high reputation. He Poland Lights Up farms WROCLAW, Poland <rt>) — Poles are pushing a broad program of "I>t there b* light" in the farming ureas surrounding this former German city of Bre-slau.'A big electrification drive is underway. The Lower Sile.sian A&scctated Power Plants reported electricity .service had been supplied to 67 villages thus Jar this year. That includes 14,000 rural homesteads. The awoda.tion plans to extend service to 380 more rural communities by the end of 1949. Read Courier News Want Afls posts collateral with the company, and the company furnishes the court with a bond which will be forfeited if he skips. As the survey companies work it, the transaction Is in the nature of loan, and it isn't a very profitable business, as the maximum amount the company can charge in most jurisdictions is two percent. Professional bondsmen sometimes charge up to 15 percent of the amount of the bond. Many jurisdictions set the maximum charge at five precent. When you want to get a professional bondsman to bail you out of jail, he'll often check on your record, see if you've ever been arrested before, see if you are holding a steady job, learn something about your general reputation and find out what property you own. Many times, however, the bondsman is satisfied in the course of a half-hour interview. He ts used to working with persons in the toils of the law and can size them up with uncanny accuracy. If the bond isn't more than S500 or $1,000, and if the prisoner is an average citizen, he knows it (s unlikely that the man will try in abscond. Even If the prisoner is an underworld character, the bondsman often knows all about him and his associates. He knows what the man is likely to do, whether he will be a good risk, and if ht jumps bail he knows where he can find him. Bail jumping,' doesn't hapnen fre- fluently. If it did, professional bondsmen could not stay in business. And many of them have flourished Cor years. Production Target* Met by "Work Races" WARSAW «{*»)— The national conference of metal workers here reported nearly 42,000 employes now are participating In "work races." These workers, who have pledged themselves to evceed production targets assigned to them, receive extra pay bonuses, Only 19,000 workers were enlisted in "work races" a year ago. Read Courier New* Want Ads. NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that A. Ul RichardMJn has filed application for| a permit to construct a tile or brie, building on Lot 2 Block A of H(" landale Addition, This building be used as a grocery and meat market business. Any protest should be In writing and tiled in the office of the City Clerk within 30 days. Dated: 6-14-49 City of Blytheville By Roy LSUk eis-r; LOUISIANA'S CREPE-DRAPE-A mournful motorist pulls up to a crcpe-drapcd gas pump in Mew Orleans. La., where he'll shi'U out anywhere from 30 ] /2 to 3214 cents per gallon for gas. Demonstration marked "Black Tuesday," first anniversary of the two- cent gas lax increase passed by the Louisiana Slate Legislature. The elephant is (he only mammal Tlie ant has two stomachs: one that kneels when reclining. Hisjfoi himself, and the other for food knee joint rests on the ground while! to be shared with other ants. In his hind foot sticks out backward. | • he nest. KENTUCKY'S KEY TO HOSPITALITY Perfect partner to gracious hospitality is the generous flavor of Kentucky's favorite sour maeh hoiirhon. Naturally , distilled on one family recipe since 1B.O, OLD Frr/CRHAr.D is proudly Oil! Fos/i- ioiml, yet all tlie more in style. OLD FASHlON:S...<Ci',u'</?V, .,,}.,* OlD FITZGERALD Distributed by Moon Dish ibutinr; Co. Little Rock, Arkansas «NTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY . 100 PilOOf • BOTTIED IN »ONO USED TRACTORS'! 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