The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 1, 1966 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 1, 1966
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(Alt.) «*«!**«» » JIM. Pin • ••«»••»•*••(*»»•••• >/£*/ at cJLa Daily Record WtctMr Although both (for obvious reasons) would probably d«ny it, Joe Purceil, Democratic candidate for attorney-general, and John Fogleman, the party's nominee for one of several Supreme Court positions, looked highly embarrassed two weeks ago as they stood In Jim Johnson's reception line after the state Democratic convention In Little Rock. Johnson's vices and virtues aside, he Is certainly a controversial politician with very personal views on such matters as the federal court structure and the degree to which any court decision may be enforced or avoided In Arkansas. Yet Purcell and Figleman and the other candidates for Supreme Court justice are, by the quirk of Arkansas's election structure, running as members of Jim Johnson's team, as Democrats, and as de facto politicians. It is difficult to see how jur-j ists or attorneys-general could possibly function as both unbiased interpreters of law and members of a politically partisan group, much less as members of Jim Joimson's team, too Something is known of the character of both Purcell and Fogleman, and it Is a safe bet that both will give precedence to law rather than to party If elected. But In the meantime they look. . .well, embarrassed. The situation is absurd. Jerry Thomasson, Republican candidate for attorney-general, admitted as much last week during a stop-over here. "If a man does justice to the office of attorney - general," Thomasson said, "then he can't poESibiy act as either a Democrat or as a Republican. "That's why those blindfolds are on the lady. She (Justice) isn't supposed to take account of anything but the legal issues. She holds the scale and takes the measure. An y thi ng else would be improper." Thomasson implied strongly thit his R« p u b 1 i c an "alle- (iince" Is due not so much to a party preference as to the fact that he was given an opportunity to run for the state's highest legal office on the Republican ticket. He, too, seems somewhat embarrassed - appropriately so, since, until April, h« was a Democratic candidste for the state Senate. The situation can be remedied of course, and partisans of tfie "Missouri System," having failed to get it on the ballot this fall, are sworn to try. again two years from now. The essentials of the Missouri system are these: vacsnoles en the state's Supreme Court are filled by a ten-man panel, composed of a layman and lawyer frem each of the state's congressional districts and the Chief Justice of file CauH. But the electorate is not cir- cumvented. Periodically, each justice's name will appear en a general election ballot, providing an opportunity for recall if the justice has soured hlmielf with the public. If more voters say "no" than "yes" he Is removed, and the process of appointment begins again. Tills system is not perfect, of course, but, If it had been applied in Arkansas in recent years, not only for S u p r erne Court justices but for the post of attorney ge n e r a 1 as well, such men as Fcgleman, Thommasson, and Purcell would not have been forced to blush. And it is doubtful that a cer tain pitchman now riding high after eight years on the Supreme Court would ever have found four members of the Bar Association to plead his virtues as a jurist, nor four laymen for that -matter—and certainly not a Chief Justice. There is a lovely girl working our society desk named Donna Smith. It is always a pleasure to catch sight of Donna aroum the office, and it is even more o pleasure to receive mail from her on one of iier two morning mail-call rounds. One morning, she didn't brini me any. "Shame," I said. "You're fall ing down on the job.". She smiled and promised do better on the morrow. Next day at 11 o'clock, She handed me an envelope, which whin opened, proved to contain a "Short Ribs" comie strip pasted on a sheet of bond paper The "letter" was not signed. "Hey, that'* nice," I told Don ns. "Wonder who sent it tc me?" If tht reader does not know the answer to that easy littt riddle, then neither 'Donna nor will ever tell. Traffic Accid«nti Cars driven by Johnny West of loute t, Blythevtlle, and Pearl Meadow of Dell were Involved n an accident yesterday at the afeway Parking on Chlmkaaw. Miss Meador was charged with leaving the scene of an ac- Ident. Cars driven by Alene Hicks Of Route 2, Blythevllle, and Mildred Parham of 520 Walls were nvolved In an accident yeser- ay at Main and Fifth. Miss Hicks was charged with allure to yield right of way. Cars driven by W.C. Cold- horpe of 519 So. Franklin, Wiliam Housin of 716 E. Main and Wilie Warner of 208 Oak were nvolved in an accident yesterday at Ash and R. R. Coldthorpe was charged with following too close. Where's tht Fire? House fire, 808 W. Moultrte, 11:45 a.m., yesterday. Harold Lloyd Re-Elected BEVERLY HILLS, Calif f AP) - Harold Lloyd, early-da; movie comedian, was re-electei Friday to another three-yea term as chairman of the boar of trustees of the Shriners HOB pitals for Crippled Children. Lloyd is a former imperia potentate of the Shrine of Nort Sarnoff Honored NEW YORK (AP) - Davi Sarnoff, chairman of the boarc of the Radio Corp. of America was honored Friday night b more than 1,500 leaders in elec Ironies and communications fo his 60 years In the industries. Jerome B. Wlesner, speakin fer the Institute of Electrics and Electronics Engineers, said Sarnoff "brought other rare gifts te his labors — unusual perception, ergqnizatten genius, and an undaunted spirit and 4 love for his work." i ».». to««>- M MUM as. Erratic Inez May Bite Into Florida •y MEN FUNK MIAMI, FU. (AP) - Hurri- cant Inn, sucking new power Into htr system from the tepid water* of th« Caribbean, lashed aad ten tt Cuba again and once more Floridiai iln today ms followed the killer storm's erratic course with alarm. Just when forecasters were considering the "all clear" sign for Florida, IBM crossed them up during the night with a westward turn that brought all of Communist Cuba In range of her howling wind* and torrential rains. And, at Prim* Minister Fidel Castro flumly watched an eco- qomic disaster develop in his already tottering nation, Inez became again a definite menace to the U.S. mainland. SEMO (Continued tram f*ge One) ers to employ people to help pick the crop. Yet the textile mills say they are running Into a shortage of high grade cottor with the market being glutted with lower grade machine picked. This writer was told that tbers are many thousands of bales «f low grade cotton in storage In warehouses In the cotton belt with very little demaed for it. The Bootheel in the past has had to tighten up its belt In poor crop years - sow belly and beans instead of charcoal T-bone steak - and we have aV ways bounched back, so if we don't come out very well this year with cotton, we will next year, that is if we can adapt to the changes in that particular industry. Vandals Stall School BUMS SEDRO WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — Many local pupila did Friday what some of their parents did many years ago — walked to school. Eleven buses were put out of operation by vandals who slashed fan belts, cut gasoline lines and removed distributer caps. Ten other buses were set damaged. Mast pupils made it to schael, lowever. Robert Warnecke, assistant superintendent, slid vandalism las been a growing problem.. Not As Good As Mother SEATTLE (AP) - Lillian Atwood is retiring from Goodwill Industries to take care of her mother. Mrs. Atwood is tl. Her mother, Mary Duvall, is 100. Mrs. Atwood didn't stick it out et Goodwill as long as her mother, though. Mrs. Duvall retired from her job in the textile department when she was 85. With more than 100 dead in iier wake and possibly many more, Inez screamed out of the southeast into Cuba'a easternmost Oriente Province Friday, battering that agriculturally rich area with wind gusts up to 1M miles an hour. i * * The Weather Bureau thought then phe would veer northward, come off the island Into the Atlantic, then hammer the central Bahamas on a track that would keep her clear of Florida. But Inez never got to Cuba's north coast. Instead, she thrashed to west-northwest back into the Caribbean and howled along the south edge of the island on a snake-like course that is expected to bring her close to Havana late today. The 5 a.m. advisory estimated the location of the eye at latitude 21 north but could say only that the longitude was somewhere between 70 and 80 west. Roughly, this would be 250 miles southeast of Havana and 350 south o! Miami. * * * Death, casualty and damage tolls climbed continuously as rescue teams reached stricken areas in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the French islands of Guadeloupe, where Inet entered the Caribbean Tuesday. Hun- Crops were destroyed. Ireds of homes were wrecked. Che damage and human suffer- ng.was Inestimable. Cuban Prune Minister Fidel Castro personally took charge of the evacuation of some 128,000 persons from low-lying areas of he southeastern coast. He ordered residents in the east-central provinces of Las Villas and Camaguey to be prepared for the storm's winds today. Nnez buffeted Cuba's southeastern Oriente Province for 12 hours Friday before veering westward from her north-northwest course which would have taken her Into the Bahamas. Weakened by her 12-hour sojourn on land, th* storm — greatly disorganized — took her 76-mile winds to the warm waters off Cuba'a southern coast. Hurricanes can't exist for long without the heat they draw from the ocean, Moore said. * * * He said Navy hurricane hunter planes reported early today that the storm already had begun to regain some of the strength — which at one time during her crossing frothed the Caribbean with winds up to 175 miles an hour. "We feel her winds will reach 100 miles an hour by dawn or sooner," he said. Top winds 01 138 mil** in Hour lashed th* town of GUM- tanamo Friday, destroying a number of homek. Heavy damage also was reported at the nearby U.S. Navy base although none of the base's 9,000 resident* wit reported seriously injured. * * Havana radio said Inet' devastating winds flattened Oriente Province's precious sugar crop but did not necessarily ruin the crop. Earlier, her winds and torrential rains wiped out the cotton crip on the Birahona peninsula of the Dominican Republic. Civil defense authorities In the Dominican Republic placed the toll at (7 dead and 225 missing, with mor« than J.OOO home* destroyed. Unofficial sources listed more thin 100 dead, 500 in. jured and some 5,000 left home* less. In the primitive island of Hat' ti, a storm-oriented communlca. tions shutdown may h»ve hid-'-V den the worst tragedy of all.;,: Unofficial sources who flew over the Island estimated at -• least 50 persons were killed and. . hundreds were injured, Huge Swamp The Great Dismal swamp, located in southwestern Virginia- and northeastern North Carolina ". first surveyed In 17*3 by-George Washington, covers an are* of approximately 750-.square miles, ••• ROTHROCKS For Ffner Fragrances And Cosmetics • Chant! • fab*rg» • Cutr/ofn • Lanvin • ilinbtth Ardtn • Corn Silk • Nt/tno Rublnsttln ROTHROCK DRUG STORE Main at Railroad — We> Gift Wrap Frat Time for Music ACROSS Btovn 8 "Swing . wccl charitl" 11 Exist IS Nautical lira IS Persian'pott HLIlht brown It Betrayal? island) IS Teach 20 Rigid 21 We «f At;lr (myth.)' * 52 Bellow 2ft Tenure' 27 "Sweetheart of Sj|ma ^-S\ SS" ' France?..." 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