SL Trib June 30th 1951
Judge May Cut Terms of Pair Motion to,reduce the sentence of two Utahns convicted of income income tax evasion from two years o one year was being considered Friday -by U. S. District Court Judge Willis W. Ritter. D. Howe Moffat, attorney for Archie Paul McFarland and' Archie Ray McFarland, father and son, asked that the judge make some reduction in the sentence, sentence, even to 18 months, so-the McFarlands, now in a federal prison camp in Tutiiori, Ariz., might be eligible to apply for parole in the fall. [ Mr. Moffat contended that, if the McFarlands are not soon able to return, their meat packing business will fail, leaving them and their families, including five minor children, without funds. He said a cattie deal now pend ing requires the management of the McFarlands, adding that the success or failure of their meat business depends on the outcome of cattle buying. Ray McFarland is "the only one who can bej trusted to select cattle" and ob-j tain a loan for the purchase, he said. " •.