Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 8, 1974 · Page 5
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 8, 1974
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State Voting Irregularities Are Under Investigation LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Tom I rick said .(he attorney general's . executive director of the Election Laws Institute said Friday that the worst alleged voting irregularity in the May 28th primary was in Conway County. Glaze said he would turn the complaint over to law enforcement authorities. However. Glaze said the institute received no complaints that indicated widespread election irregularities in the state. About the Conway Counlv incident. Glaze said two voters reported having a deputy sheriff vote for them and they did not know how their ballot was marked. "These voters were either black or on welfare," the report said. "Two of these voters stated that they receive! $5 after casting their absentee ballots." Glaze said the two persons did not say what the $5 was for and for that reason the investigation was continuing. He said that seven other voters appeared at a precinct in Conway County at 1:30 p.m. on May 28, but said it was locked. The voters reported knocking and waiting about 10 minutes before being allowed inside to vote. Glaze said. The report also said the institute had received 61) complaints of alleged election law violations and that S3 had been resolved. . LEE AND STONE Complaints from four counties either have required or will require investigations, the report said. Two of these investigations arose from complaints in T,ee and Stone counties. Fn Lee County, affidavits alleging that harassment of some of the supporters nf a candidate for sheriff. Boh May. were obtained, the report said. Statements from Mountain View residents in Stone County were obtained regarding absentee votes cast by patient- residents of a nursing home. Giaze said the investigation raised a serious legal issue concerning the absentee voting procedure -- whether county clerks have the legal authority Jo hand deliver absentee ballots to nursing homes, hospitals, businesses and private residences. "TEL Institute has always answered this question in the negative," the report said. The report also said a new interpretation by the attorney general's office indicates that county clerks may deliver ah senlee ballots to hospitals, nursing homes, etc." Asst. Ally. Gen. Joe Kilpntr- ick said Friday afternoon he knew of no such new opinion. In March, 1973. though, Kilpat- suit to get solved. He office said a county clerk or his deputy had the authority to deliver an absentee ballot to a qualified applicant. The report said a lawsuit clarifying this issue should be filed. Glaze said he and the president o( the Arkansas County Clerks Association later might be able to file a frietKlly law- this question re- said the question possibly should be raised pertaining to a situation other than the one in Stone Cousty. Glaze said complaints of alleged irregularities also had been received from two other North Arkansas counties, and that these also concerned ab sentee voting of pa'.ient-rcsi- dcnts of two nursing homes Fie declined to identify these counties. In one of the counties, the report said, there were, reports that a number of voters voted both absentee and at their polling places. The report also said were some complaints about electioneering near and side the polling place. The most such complaints involved persons allegedly circulating petitions to place'a usury measure on the general election ballot. That proposal would allow Mie legislature to establish the interest ceiling rather than to have it set by the state Con- said the institute had stitutior Gla/ advised the respective county chairmen how to regulate this '" th -n f - P r ' mil , ry ' J mGi "-land of the people in 1972. the county committees and the Cnuntv Board of Commissioners lailed to provide the machines. Glaze said a citizen group had contacted the inslitute concerning a lawsuit that would be filed, if necessary, to require the acquisition of voting machines. The TIMES It On Top of Th« New» Seven Days a WeeVf Tornadoes Hit Tennessee, Texas By THE: ASSOCIATED PRESS One person was killed and it least seven were injured by tornadoes in west Tennessee, and there was considerable property damage from another that struck in Texas. Elsewhere heavy rains con tinued today in many parts ol the nation, with accompanying floods. An elderly Tennessee man was kilted Friday and another man hurt while working on cotton gin south of Covington when a tornado hit. A second tornado struck later in Crocket! County, injuring six when II a camper truck into an oncoming car. Accompanying rainfall added to the area's woes. Memphis Naval Base was about half inundated after 6 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period. No injuries were reported in Amarillo, Tex., where two buildings in a small shopping area were destroyed and other properties damaged. The tornado was accompanied by high winds, heavy rain and golf ball- size hail. Other parts of Texas had 3 to 5 inches of rain. A small tornado picked up some cows near the Shreveport. La., airport Friday. Severa buildings were destroyed near Leeland and Winnsboro in northern Louisiana, and near Tupelo, Miss. Parts of Shreve port were flooded following 6 inches of rain. Visitors to tional Park Yellowstone Na Wyoming had another problem. A scenic stretch of highway leading to the park from Montana re mained closed due to blizzare conditions. Snow also fell Friday in other parts of Wyoming and in the higher elevations of Colorado Isolated thunderstorms crack led over Minnesota and the south Atlantic states. Precipi tation was limited to drizzle ir the Middle Atlantic States. Skies were fair and eondi lions generally balmy in New Bar President Calls For LR Law School HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -James B. Sharp of Brinkley, :he new president of the Arkansas Bar Association, said Friday ft day law school should be established a I Little Rock. Sharp also called for more practical legal educaton in the stale. "To continue with what has been done in the past is to continue to train bright young people as prospective judicial law clerks, to be case-book teachers, or for nonexistent positions in large metropolitan law firms," Sharp said it the ABA's annual meeting, "What we need in Arkansas is the training of law studtnts in how lo praclice law, in how to be a lawyer, in how lo fill his place in society, not in how lo be a case-hook law teacher," he said. Sharp sak) adding a day law school at Lillle Rock would allow students to get their law degrees in three years instead of the five years now required at the existing Litfle Rock night law school. He appointed a committee of the last eight state ABA presi- dents N Investigate anrf report to a special meeting of the ABA's House of Delegates on Sept. 7. Another special meeting will be held Oct. 26. Sharp said the 20 per cent of the slate's lawyers who re- sponded to * state ABA questionnaire were "almost unanimous" in agreeing that "the law school graduate, upon graduation, is not ready to enter into private practice as a sole practitioner." Norfhwt* Arltanins T1MIS, Sat., Jun* I, 1*74 rAVITTIVILLt, «»KAM»A» NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES middle and upper Mississippi Valley, and Southwest and most of the Far West. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 87 at Carlsbad N.M.. to 34 at Rock Springs, Wyo. We have found a new Location. Read Sunday's paper for details. HOME AND GARDEN CENTER (Fornwrly Brown Seed Stoore) CUSTOM HOME CONSTRUCTION Let Us Make Your Dream a Reality in Beautiful HYLAND PARK We guarantee quality workmanship and materials, plus the finest Homesites in NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. Completed Construction now available for your inspection and Approval L1NDSEY ASSOCIATES BUILDERS 3535 N. College -DEVELOPERS--REALTORS Phone 521-6611 DICK HOYT BELIEVES: 1. 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