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is warming. them. SUGAR HOARDER GETS $250 FINE Judge. Promises. Heavier Penaltie-s for Future Violations of Rationing' Laws KANSAS CITY, oct. 10. JP-Federal District J u d g e Reeves fined a sugar hoarder today and warned that in the future he would impose heavier penalties on those guilty of violating rationing laws. The defendant in the case, Gustax Alber. had pleaded gui'ty to a federal i n d i c t m e n him with possession of 175 o-f unreportcd sugar. "Positive privations may be necessary after another year in order to win the war if we not won before," said Judge Reeves. "The whole people, rich nnd poor aiike, must be taught, in they do not know, that rationing- is for the benefit of all. in the future I shall impose severe penalties so there not only will complete respect but complete obedience of tne law." Alber's attorney contended the violation was a. technical one and that Alber had intended the to be used for canning cherries gift to his daughter's sorority. Government attorneys reconi" mended the $250 fine but they pointed out the maximum sentence was a ?10,000 fine and a year in jail. Presenting- the government case, Charles Lamkin, Jr., assert- ed "there is too much disposition on the part of some people to look' upon the rationing program " ' " " "" . of th ' ~" amendment."