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UNIONS CONVICTED
ON RACKET CHARGE
Six Individuals and 3 Organ
izations in Fur Industry
Guilty in U. S. Court.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 17.—John Harlan
Amen, acknowledged ace “racket
buster” of the Federal Government,
has registered another triumph with
the conviction by a Federal Court of
three union organizations and six in
dividuals on charges of terrorizing
the $75,000,000-a-year fancy fur dress
ing Industry.
The verdict last night raised his
total of convictions in two years of
campaigning under the Sherman
Anti-Trust Act to 195. Amen, a spe
cial assistant to the United States
Attorney General, said the conviction
of the unions was the first since
passage of the act.
After 11 hours’ deliberation the Jury
convicted the International Fur Work
ers’ Union of the United States and
Canada and two union locals, two
former presidents and three organ
izers, and Nat Rosse, general manager
if the Fur Dressers Factor Corp.
which, the Government charged, was
the engineering unit of the racket.
Face Terms of Four Years.
The unions, Rosse and Morris Kauf
man, former international president,
Vj’ere convicted without recommenda
tion. Clemency was recommended
for Pietro Luccho, former interna
tional president, and Morris Reiss,
Philip Silberstein and Isaac Hertzberg,
organizers.
All the convicted defendants, in
cluding the corporation and 52 in
dividuals, mostly fur dresser-members
of the corporation, who pleaded guilty
at the opening of the trial five weeks
ago, will be sentenced January 10.
Two defendants, William Cohen
and Joseph Marmell, accused as
“strong arm” men of the racket, were
acquitted. Judge John C. Knox, in
discharging them, said, "I am fully
convinced of your guilt, but will abide
by the jury's decision.”
The organizations face fines of not
exceeding $20,000 and the individuals
may be sentenced to prison terms of
not exceeding four years and fined
a maximum of $20,000 each.
Story of Terrorism.
The trial unfolded a story of fur
dealers, dressers, manufacturers and
SHIPPING NEWS
\ Arrivals and Departures
at New York.
ARRIVALS.
Today.
DEUTSCHLAND—Hamburg - 6:00 P.M.
GEO. WASHINGTON—Norfolk 3.00 P.M.
QUEEN OF BERMUDA—
Bermuda 8:30 A.M.
SHAWNEE—Miami _11:00 AM.
Tomorrow.
CHAMPLAIN—Havre _ AM.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT—
Hamburg 8:30 A.M.
Sunday, December IB.
GEORGIC—Liverpool _ A.M.
QllNIGLA—Port Limon_ Noon
ROBERT E. LEE—Norfolk _ 3:00 PM.
YUCATAN—Vera Cruz _ 5:00 P.M.
Monday. December 20.
AMERICAN BANKER—London _ A.M.
BORINQUEN—Trulillo City 8:30 AM.
CALIFORNIA—San Francisco 9:00 A.M.
CRISTOBAL—Cristobal_ 8:30 A.M.
HAITI—Cristobal 8:30 AM.
ROTTERDAM—Rotterdam _ AM.
SANTA CLARA—Valparaiso_8:30 A M.
SATURN I A—Trieste _ A.M.
SEMINOLE—Jacksonville _ 7:00 A.M.
STU YVES ANT—Paramaribo_ 8:30 A.M.
TRANSYLVANIA—Glasgow _ A.M.
Tuesday, December 21.
ALGONQUIN—Galveston _7:00 A.M.
AQUITANIA—Southampton_ A.M.
AURANIA—Havre __ A.M.
BERLIN—Bremen A.M.
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM—
Savannah _ 7:00 A.M.
GEO WASHINGTON—Norfolk. 3:00 PM.
ORIENTE—Havana _ Noon
PENNI. AND—Antwerp_ AM.
PILSUDSKI—Gdynia _ . AM.
PONCE—Puerto Plata 8:30 A.M.
Wednesday. December 22.
BREMEN—Bremen _ AM.
CHEROKEE —Jacksonville _7:00 A.M.
MANHATTAN—Hamburg_
MUNARGO—Havana _ 8:30 A.M.
Thursday. December 23.
BEI.LE ISLE—St. John’s_
CH1RIQIT—Santa Marta_
EMPRESS OF BRITAIN—
Southamnton __
EXETER . Mediterranean Ports ._
MONARCH OF BERMUDA—
Bermuda . _9:00 A.M.
NORMANDIE—Havre _
PLATANO—Puerto Rico_...
QUEEN OF BERMUDA—
Bermuda _ 9 00 A M.
BORERT F. I.EE—Norfolk_3:00 P.M.
SCANPENN—Copenhagen_
BAILING.
Trans-Atlantic.
Today.
AMERICAN FARMER—London 4:00 P.M.
BLANKAHOLM—Gothenburg ..11:30 A.M.
Tomorrow.
AMERICAN IMPORTER—
Liverpool ___ Noon
IDEFJORD—Trondhjem _8:30 A.M.
JLSF.NSTEIN—Antwerp_4:00 P.M.
Laconia—Liverpool _11:30 A.M.
NEW COLUMBIA—Liberii_7:30 A M.
ROTENFEI.S—Manama_ Noon
Sunday, December 19.
No sailings scheduled.
Monday, December 29.
MAINE—Capetown _ 1:30 P.M.
Tuesday. December 21.
EXCALIBUR— Beirut _ 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday. December 22.
DEUTSCHLAND—Hamburg . Midnight
INGRIA—Casablanca _11:30 A.M.
SAILING.
(South and Central America. West Indict
and Canada.)
Today.
BENNESTVET—Dominica —- 1:00 P.M.
LADY DRAKE—Georgetown — 7:00 P.M.
. PoS au Prince --1:30 P M.
ORADELL—Kingston _1:30 P.M.
SANTA INEZ—Antofagasta_6:00 P.M.
SIBONEY—Vera Crus __4:00 P M.
STATENDAM—Curacao _ Midnight
Tomorrow.
AMERICAN LEGION—
Buenos Alrea ___iB Noon
FORT AMHERST
St. John's_11:00 A.M.
KUNGSHOLM—West ttdleg
cruise __ . _ _4:00 P.M.
MANAQUI—Georgetown_9:00 A.M.
MUSA—Puerto Cortes_- Noon
QUEEN OF BERMUDA—
Bermuda _ _3:00 P.M.
SAN JUAN—-San Juan _ _ Noon
SANTA ELENA—Son Francisco. Noon
STELLA POLARIS—West Indie*
Cruise _ _ _ Noon
Sunder. December 19.
No sellings scheduled.
Monday. December 20.
No callings scheduled.
Tuesday. December 21.
CHAMPLAIN—. _
West indies cruise _11:00 P Nt.
GUAYAQUIL—Cristobal_1:00 P.M.
TEXAN—Pacific Ports_ 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday. December 22.
COLUMBUS—West,Indies cruise 6:00P.M.
GEORGIC—West Indies cruise. Midnight
ORIENTE—Havana _4:00 PM
QUIRIGITA—Santa Marta_4:00P.M.
SATURNIA?Iwestl indies" cruise Midnight
Many doctors recommend
Nujol for its gentle action on
the bowels. Don’t confuse
Nujol with unknown products.
INSIST ON GENUINE NUJOl
r«nr 1 D*7. HtinGA. Hie.
their families terrorised by arson,
sold throwing, stench bombing, ex
plosions and assaults to force them
into working with the factor cor
poration. The Government charged
that that the corporation was founded
by the fugitives Louis (Lepke)
Buchalter and Jacob (Gurrah) Sha
piro to stifle competition and boost
prices and union wages.
Buchalter and Shapiro had en
countered Amen in 1936 when he
prosecuted them on charges of ter
rorizing the $10,000,000 rabbit fur
Industry. Both were convicted, but
the verdict against Buchalter was re
versed last March. He and Shapiro
now are fugitives from an indictment
charging racketeering in the garment
industry, obtained by another famous
foe of the racket, Special Prosecutor
Thomas E. Dewey.
Amen’s achievements include 83
convictions In crushing the fresh fish
racket, 27 in breaking the salt-water
fish racket, and smashing the arti
choke and the rabbit fur rackets.
Fall Injuriei Fatal
William Smith, 80, of 1117 Fourth
street N.E., an eniploye at the Rail
road Express Agency, was pronounced
dead on arrival at Casualty Hospital
where he was taken yesterday after
falling at work and striking his head,
It was reported by police. Coroner A.
Magruder MacDonald said today he
was conducting an Investigation into
the death.
WHERE’S THE BLAZE?
Policeman’s Scout Car Aflame, He
Speeds to Firehouse.
The only thing Policeman Spotts
wood Gravelly was after when he
opened up the shrill whistle of his
scout car early today was a fire engine.
The officer’s cruiser had caught fire
near the Highway Bridge. Stepping
on the throttle, he sped to No. 4 En
gine House on Virginia avenue, be
tween Fourth and Sixth street S.W.,
where the small fire caused by an
obstruction in the exhaust pipe, was
quickly extinguished.
Little damage was caused. Officer
Gravelly reported.
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nection with the four-year plan and
other projects under government con
trol.
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