The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1951 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 25, 1951
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1051 BLYTIIKVJI.LE, (ARK.) COURIER NETTS McMath's Stand ; On Purchasing Law Is Rapped Murry Calls for Moral Revival in Government In Rotary Address N. Ark., July 25. fAP) — JtpTrkansas Atty. Ocn. Ike Mttrry !o- day rapped Governor McMath's stand on a controversial state purchasing law and called for a "morn! revival" in government. Without mentioning the governor or anyone else by nnnu, 1 , Murry, in an address ' before the. Camdcn Rotary Club, branded as ' ridiculous" Hie contention that the state can't fio business with Arkansas businessmen' under Murry's interpretation of the 1943 purchasing act. The la«- prohibits the state from buyhig Herns from a business in which a state official or board or commission member has an interest. Murry ruled recently that this means nothing may be purchased from such an official or board member hy a State Department other than the one with which hft is connected. 'Absurd' McMalh Say« Governor McMath test week, and apatn yesterday, declared that. Mur- ry'a Interpretation was "absurd" and prevent* the state from doing bu*lne.K with Arkansas busineus- men, "Tho people who are opposed lo lh« 1943 law are trying lo place an absurd interpretation upon It so as to defeat the manifest intention of the legislature," Murry said. Wft'If they can convince the public T&t the statute Is unworkable, then th« hiuidful of officials who are reaping all of the rewards st the expense of the taxpayer can continue to do business. "I can't understand why anyone could conscientiously oppose such a Jaw. To me it is common sense that one person cannot be both the seller and the bnj'er without sacrificing the public interest. 'Can't Convince Businessmen' "You can't convince a businessman, that the jtatt'i business it ebing conducted according to law when time after tim« lie seee contracts let to persons holding posl- ttins of influence with the stat«. Such a contract rnuy be strictly legal, but nevertheless public, confidence la government U destroyed when inch practices are tolerated. "No doubt the legislature recognized that fact when it adopted the 1843 statute." Murry said it Is time tor »' "moral revival which will restore in our peopla a confidence In the Integrity of government and In the principle;, of our leaders." "Li recent years." h» declared. ''we have seen so many abuses of public trust we are ni> longer shock- gjVd or concerned .when public offi- TJplalj violate their oath of offlc«. "Taking money »nd special prir- llege frcm the government has become fashionable. Everybody I* do- Ing it. "Right here in Arkansas we have a similar situation . . . some people would have you believe that ffc U perfectly proper and legal tor state officers and- employee to do busteesi with the state." Services Friday For Adm. S her ma WASHINQTON; July 16. (Jf>) _ Adm. Forrest P. Sherman wtt! be buried Friday afternoon (1 pjn. CST) at Arlington National Cemetery with high military honors. In announcing thin yesterday, the Navj »ald the body of the former chief of naval operations will He In itate In Washington Cathedral from this Rft«moon until time for TUNEFUL DUEL—Even Germany shows the impact of the silly season, as these pictures Icstify They illustrate the long-distance piano duel being fought al Frankfurt between James Strickland British champion, antl the German title-holder, Heinz Arntz. Arnlz, pictured being fed hy his wife' leads with 201 consecutive hours of playing to "his credit. Strickland, right, who trails with 193 hours, is getting shaved as he tries to overcome his opponent's lead. (Photo by NBA-Acme Staff Photographer Hans Jaeger.) PAGE NINfc 'Desk Surplus' Hits Capital WASHINGTON, July 25. (J'i The government, has nbout 11,000 txlra do.*k. B on Us liiind.s here Warehouses are Jammed wiih ilieni. ''But we're . not worried about It a< all," says William A- Miller, regional director ol the General Services Administration. The OSA is (he bus'er for most government agcncie*. He lolcl a reporter yesterday he expects millnary demand lo take up the supply wiliiin three to five montlis. He attributed (lie overstocking to a variety of reasons. Mnlnly. he sold, It sprang from iirsTOl demands by defense agencies alior the Koreai' War broke out. Orders iverc placed in anticipation of a big jump In employment. Tlicn Ccngre.sMonal cutbacks, "freezes" on government employment nnrl heavy filling of back orders by furniture companies caused Ihc pileup. Miller salt!. What's the Time? 3 Watches Tell HOQUIAM, Wnsfc., Ju!;< 25. >APi trade. —Standard time .inrt daylight time! will continue In Grays Harbor Counly, but "tavern lime" may be doomed. "Tavern time" was adopted a month afio for Uvo of the countv** three districts. It provides for dtly- IiB'U lime during the week and standard lime on •weccknds. The purpose \vas to give coastal resort*, cocktail lounges and taverns an extra hour on weekends to lake advantage at the summer tourist Beer and cackUil dispensers In HoqtilHin soon ursed similar aclion. A week BRO, the Hoqmam Clly Council Instructed li-.e city attorney to draw up an ordinance providing! for "tavern lime." The aclion evok- Oenise Darcel Seeking Separation from Spouse NEW YORK. July 25 M'l—Actre.w Denise Dara-l's anomev said yesterday she was seeking a leunl separation from her husband, Peter Crosby, on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and threat* he allegedly hart made against her life. Tae attorney. Joseph Shaileck, said papers were served Monday on Crosby, a Washington, D.C., real estate man. ed a storm of controversy. But the council forgot alxmt the l-roiiosed ordinance. Ft vnted instead to send Mayor F. W. McCiuhe to IIJSP the county commissioners to levoke "tavern time." ff the commissioners ?o alon&, District Ilii. l in the. eastern part of the county and the city of Westport would remain on standard time. Daylight time would be effective elsewhere. Airlines Hostess Admit* Smuggling Gold Bars CAIRO. Egypt, July 25 W — A police superintendent at Cairo's Karouk Airport said yesterday that Trans-World Airlines hostess' Cynthia BlyLh has confessed she smuggled gold from Cairo to Bombay India. Three other persons were said to have been arrested In th« case. Miss Blyih, Identified by authorities as a British subject residing In India, was arrested July jj on chames of attempting to smuggla $3,000 worth of gold ingots out of B'eypt aboard the plane on which she served as hostess. She was .said to be a link In a large International gold smuggling ring. Police said she was carrying three bars of gold In a package under her coat to the plane. Rend Courier News Classified Adj. MEETING Thursday Night 7:^0 Local 598 of Rice Stix at the WOMAN'S CLUB Stale Asks Aid To Get Steel Mill Arkansas Wonts Four Neighboring States To Help with Project I,rTTLF, ROCK, July 36. W) — Arkansas h>E called on four neighboring status to work with it toward development of a multi-million dollar steel mill In this area. Paul M, Zander, Industrial director of the Arkansas Resources and Development. Commission, said, yesterday & meeting of officials from five stale* would be held hers tomorrow to discuss the proposal. At-Utidhitf the meeting, which will open at 10 a.m., will b« industrial dirictori from Arkansas. Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana. Zander said the meeting would "cryslallze. the thinking of five states" on the development of a steel industry for the nrea. Zander is iiromotmg Arkansas as the site for the proposed mill. He said that the estimated 5,000,000,000-ton reserve of coal in Arkansas and Oklahoma would be sufficient to support a 700,000-ton-a- year steel mill. . . Ccst of the proposed plant U «sti- maud at-$150.000,000. Zander thinks that ore could b* shipped by water frcr.i Vanen'Sla to the proposed mill and the mill in turn could produce finished steel at a cheap rate. Attending the session tti uddttton to Zander will be: O. P. Conch, Shrevepcrt, an official of the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry; O. J. Derrick of Bartlesville. Okla., an official of | the Phillips Chemical Co.; Charles D. Payne, executive director of the Ohlahlma Planning and Resources Board; Jampj D. Idol, industrial director for Missouri, and Karl K. Ninon, geologist with the Kansas Industrial Development Commia- ston. REVIVAL Lone Oak Baptist Church (.•>!/! Miles Wi'sl of Hlythcvillc) July 29 - Aug. 10 Fltler .);imcs Ivy. Ctittwiiy, Evangelist., assisted Irvine Rev. Hilns l.nnif. I'itslor. 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