JUDICIARY: Grubb for Belcher

At Birmingham, Ala. last week a Federal Judge ruled that NIRA was unconstitutional. Last August a Federal Grand Jury indicted W. E. Belcher, who owns saw mills at Centerville, Plantersville and other Alabama towns, for paying his men less than 24¢ an hour, for working them more than 40 hours a week. Mr. Belcher's lawyer filed a demurrer. If Federal Judge William I. Grubb had decided against the defendant, U. S. v. Belcher would have been sidetracked into the District Court of Appeals for trial. But after a conference with lawyers for...

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