JUDICIARY: Poultrymen's Roost

On every court day for over six weeks fourscore New York poultrymen roosted on a bleacher in a Federal courtroom in Manhattan. Alleged racketeers of the poultry trade, they were on trial en masse for conspiracy to restrain commerce (TIME, Oct. 21). Twenty-two defendants pleaded guilty or were dismissed during trial. Last week the jury found 66 of the remaining bleacherites guilty, two innocent.

Also convicted were three poultry organizations with typically grandiose racketeering names: 1) The Greater New York Live Poultry Chamber of Commerce, 2) Local No. 167 of the International...

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