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 24ยข 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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