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Judge Luhr .0 Give First
Lecture on Simplified
Court Procedure.
Judge l.uhring.
The first of a series of lectures
analyzing the new rules of pleading,
which will effect drastic changes in
law practice here, will be given at
National University for the benefit of
Washington lawyers Monday night by
Justice Oscar R Luhring of the United
iiiaies uisirict
Invitations have
been sent mem
bers of the Dis
trict Bar Associa
t ion and the
Women's Bar As
sociation. but
university officials
said the lectures
will be open to
any lawyer desir
ing to attend.
Additional lec
t ires will be given
May 26 and June.
2. all beginning
at <:3li p m. Justice uiinimR sh.u m
probably will Rive two or three other
talks, but the dates for them have
not. been fixed.
The new rules have been approved
by the Supreme Court and probably
will ro into effect about September 1.
They will abolish the technical and
complicated forms of common law
pleading, substituting for them simple
and concise statements of the issues
involved. It is expected the change
will to a large extent do away with
the loss of time now resulting from
legal disputes over the meaning of
’the existing forms of pleading.
Most of the States, including In
diana. where Justice Luhring formerly
practiced law. are operating under the
simplified pleading rules. Justice Luh
ring will discuss the reasons under
lying the new rules and tell how the
courts have functioned in States where
they have been in effect for some time|
The primary purpose of his lecture?
will be to familiarize local attorneys
with the new rules so the transition
from common law pleading can be
accomplished with a minimum of con
Harlan County Case in Recess
Over Week End—Alternates
for Jury Are Needed.
P\ the Associated Press.
LONDON, Ky„ May 21.—This small
Southeastern Kentucky town relaxed
today for the first time this week with
the Harlan County conspiracy trial in
recess for the week end.
When Federal Court reconvenes here
Monday the selection of two alternates
to supplement the already completed
jury panel of 12 will be the order of
The roll of defendants has been re
duced to 64. including 20 corporations,
by the dismissal of rharges against the
Black Mountain Corp. and Elbert J.
Asbury, an official of the company.
The dismissal was at the instance of
Government attorneys.
Representative Cartwright
f Guest of Honor at A. A. A.
Group Luncheon..
Representative Cartwright of Okla
homa was the guest of honor and prin
cipal speaker at a “victory luncheon”
celebrating forthcoming participation
of the District in Federal aid high
way funds held by the District of Co
lumbia Advisory Board of the Ameri
can Automobile Association at the
Willard Hotel yesterday.
Mr. Cartwright, co-author of the
pending Federal aid measure, said the
District's share of approximately
$975,000 would be cut up one-third
as a result of the cut in Federal aid
appropriations made by the Senate.
He said a conference will be held
Monday in an attempt to reach an
agreement on the total amount of
Federal highway expenditures.
Declaring he would rather see a
man working on a highway construc
tion project than accepting relief
checks, Mr. Cartwright said that high
way expenditures were more valuable
than relief expenditures in meeting
unemployment problems.
Russel E. Singer, general manager
of the A. A. A., and J. D Hess, Jr.,
director of the membership depart
ment, reported on increases in mem
bership of the organization.
Mrs. George C. Thorpe, chairman
of the A. A. A. Women's Safety Com
mittee, told of her group's activities
in procuring accident protection for
children of school age. Representa- j
tive Lord of New York suggested that j
the A. A. A. take the lead in working
out a solution of Washington’s traffic
problem. John Vandcgrift, vice chair- |
man of the board, presided.
By the Associated Press.
KNOX, Ind., May 21.—Federal Bu
reau of Investigation agents probed
yesterday statements made by a man
giving the name of Frank Bernardi,
42, but said they placed little cre
dence in his admission of a series of
crimes, including the kidnaping of
Peter Levine of New York.
Herold H. Reinecke, F. B. I. head
at Indianapolis, and Sheriff Frank
Lough said Bernardi appeared to be,
of unsound mind. Mr. Reinecke added, J
however, his department was making a !
routine probe of statements made by
the man.

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