The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 21, 1952 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 21, 1952
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1952 McMath Blasts Justice McFaddin in Verbal Feud Over Purchasing Act BI.TTHEV1LI.E (ACK.) COUKIEB NEWS LITTLE HOCK _ G ov, McMath last night accused an associate justice of the slate Supreme Court of being "influenced by !!"^ B " Jl° mcs " ..'» <>" angry state cision on the proposed new purchasing law. In a reply lo a written opinion by Associate Justice Ed F McFaddin which said the governor had attempted to use the high ---,,.„,.. i,j u.-ji; II u; UlgK court lo "smear another partisan group." Mcath said: "If Judge McFaddin would pay more attention to law and less to politics, he would make a better judge. " The dispute is centered around the Supreme Court's dismissal, in a split decision, of an adminislra- tion-backed suit which sought to prevent a popular vote on the controversial purchasing law, Act 2-S2 of 1951. The law was sponsored through the legislature bv Gov. Mc- Mnth. The suit claimed the referral petitions contained fraudulent and illegal signatures and asked an injunction to prevent a general vote on the measure. It was this suit Ihe high court dismissed, in a 4-3 decision last week. Justice McFaddin, who voted with the majority ruling that the case could not be settled before the November election, handed down his written opinion yesterday, which said he had urged tlic court to dismiss the case in April. He said "it became a matter of record that this case was not being determine the number of genuine signatures on the referral petitions; rather, this case was being prosecuted by th estate's chief executive at the taxpayers' expense in an effort by one partisan group to smear another partisan group and at the same time to get mailers so arranged that some slate purchases could U u be made without having to have of any competitive* bidding." McMath answered that court vacillated six months in than handing down its decision, and by partisan politics." "This decision not only condones flagrant fraud, it makes it possible for any special interest group lo void the acts of the legislature " Ihe governor said, adding that it is the worst decision I've ever witnessed in the Supreme Court." He said McFaddin was "corn- pletely misinformed as to the executive's interest in the case ' He said thc Pulaski County Grand Jury had labeled existing purchasing laws a "hodgepodge" and it "was my duty as governor" to help establish some guide for state purchasing. Lashed Whole Court The governor lashed into the entire Court, saying that the evidence was "overwhelming that the petitions were fraudulent and the offered no rebuttal defense dence. Special Commissioner Wayne Upton had reported to the Court just prior to its decision, that the referral petitions "apparently contained enough illegal signatures lo void the petitions." However, he added that opposing evidence might establish that some or all of the disputed signatures were legal. Upton had heard only the evidence which sought to' disqualify the signatures. Contacted for comment on the McMalh statement last night Justice McFaddin said he had nothing to say...the governor has a right to express his opinion the same as I have." Petitions to get the act on the November election ballot were circulated by John P. Wells pub- isher of a Little Rock, weekly government news digest. Proponents of the act say It would liberalize state purchasing Its opponents contend that it would open the way for abuses .because provision authorizing state employes to purchase any item for the siate at a cost of less biddin i 51,000 without competitive South Korea Not Strong Enough To Fight War Alone, Rhee Says VTTltf \.'f\Dlr /.Ti. ml_ _ »T _ __ . YORK. If,— The New York Times said today that Korean President Syngman Rhee firmly insisted yesterday that the South Korean Army was not yet strong enough to fight alo;,c against thc Communist forces. A Times dispatch from Seoul said the TT-year-old chief of state made It clear that South Keren was look- Ing toward a day when its own army could defend the republic, but he also made it he thought the lime was not now. Rhee was quoted as saying battle experience indicated it "won't take very long to train our Korean boys." Rhee made the statement a few hours after government officials had declared the president would make no statement that could have a bearing on the presidential election in the u. S. The story continued: • Rhee left no doubt that he considered tile Korean War against Communist aggression was as much the free world's war as it was South Korea's. He said "all people of the United States should support Ihe idea and demand that we clean up the Communists." Hhce served notice that—what- 3,098 U.S. Stations NEW YORK <,ri — Counting the three types of broadcasting stations, there aie a total of 3,088 in the United Stales. Of these 2.353 arc radio. 635 are F,\t and 110 are television. Of the three groups. FM is the only one to show a recent slight drop in number. ever other nations did or /ailed to do-South Korea was determined j to fight tiie Communists "until we 1 Arkansas News Briefs— Supreme Court Due to Rufe Today on Izard County Race By The Associated 1'rcss UTTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision today on » Republican's request that he be allowed to run as a state senatorial candidate at large against three Pulwkl County Democrats. William A. Cheek of Little Rock claim., \ a |,Ls suit that candidates (or the Senate do not have to choose a specific position In a general election. Candidates in primaries are required by law to run for posl- 11 the court rules in favor of Cheek's proposal, he and three Democratic nominees would run as a field-for the three Pulaskl County .senatorial post.,. The three candidates receiving the most votes would win the election. Judge Cherry III at Horns with Virus JPNESDORO - Judge Francis cherry is confined to his home here will, a virus infection, but his condition i s not believed to be serious The Democratic gubernatorial nominee's office in Little Rock said yes' ntH »n l <h t JUdM C0 " tra<;te<1 thc Illnc5s «*«• enroule to a political rally at Fayetteville Saturday. Sailor Pleads Guilty to Bank Robhery LITTLE ROCK - A Joneshoro. Ark., sailor pleaded Eu tl(.y yestcr ' day to the July 28 hold-up of the Bank of Augusta. Art- Sentence will be pronounced on Herbert Edward Davis y, bv Fed eral Jud ae Harry j. Lemley after a hearing today ' ' The other sailor charged in the robbery, which netted $5980 was hT^, whon ' f of Redfic1 "' Art JudBe ''<""<* >•«* ™ that Lawhon undergo a sanity test. Volunteers Asked to Fight Forest Fire LITTLE ROCK - The state sent out a call for volunteer fire ffehi era last night to help combat a scries of forest fires in South Artan" sas which threatened to gel. out of control " State Forester Fred Lang, who issued the call for help said 58 fires vere ragmg m Lafayette, Nevada and Union counties. He said ex " ^enwerenecded especiuHy ,» the vicinity of EL Dorado and stamp" PAGE THREE Kai-Shek Urges East and West To Unite Against Communism TAIPEH.W) - Chiang Kai-'hck today urged East and West to form common front against communism. Unless they do, he said, the East will fall to Soviet Imperialism and after that the whole world. By the term "East," he explained he meant the Far East and Middle East. The Chinese Nationalist generalissimo expressed his views at a general news conference, open to all tor eign correspondents and the lo- cal prefs -first of its kind he has CV slven on F ° lmt >™- 1, Far-sighted statesmen of the West. led by the United states should understand thc aspirations of the Eastern countries and try lo meet them, particularly on economic matters. 2. Eastern countries must be warned that, if they tried to disrupt their ties with the West it would be the quickest and shortest way to fall Into the trap of Soviet imperialism. Chiang said he was sure that if the West, led by the United States, gave assurances to Eastern countries about their national aspira- .l|° ns nthese would be accepted Ihe East- would co-operate. PLAYING A WAITING GAME - Air force I.t.-Col. Earl U. flobinson. left, of Ocverly liills. Calii.. and Col. Charles W McCarthy, right, while away weary hours al MunFan-Nl. ba«e cnnip for United Nations truce-talk- personnel, wilh u gnme of chess. The two ollicers arc Ihe onlv ollicinls who slill nave mh'rinl contact with Communist negotiators, and thcv are waiting lor ihe enemy to make the next move— lhat ol askuig the United Nations to resume Iruce negotiations. Ice Not Always Nice in Mixed Drinks, Scientist V/arns Public By ALTON L. W,AKESLEE A. P. Science Reporter CLEVELAND (A>> The ice in your drinks may not be so nice, a scientist warned today. It can be unsanitary, and may even be loaded with germs, Or it may be contaminated with everything from dirt to pieces of ha'ir ami bits of a waitress 1 finger nail polish. This finding in much of the crushed Ice and icecubes served in public places, was reported today to the American Public Health Association by V. D. Foitz of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment station. Manhattan. Ice in ice water or drinks or on foods may actually sometimes Kc thc cause of food poisoning, Diarrhea, ami-other illnesses, he asid. Foltz said ice usually is pure when it's made in ice machines, because of pure water supplies and health standards to keep thc ice pure. But no one, he says, seems to have studied what can happen between the (ime pure ice is made, and its serving to the public, li urged action to keep the crushe< or cubed ice sterile. Foltz studied 114 samples of Ice in crushed and cube form, collects from hotels, restaurants, soda fmin tains, hospitals, and soft drink par lois in central Kansas. He alsi examined bagged ice bought Iron distributors. Of all 114 samples, only one ., nirth were free of germs and o 1'acceptable quality for drinking wa- lei-, he said. Thirty-one samples were pretty high in germ content. Of 77 samples of crushed ice, onlv 13 per rent were free of germs. ! Crushed ice particularly got contaminated. Of 37 samples of cube Ice made by machines, almost half were froe of germs, because the machines were well tended. 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