george 1 year sentence
BETTERS GIVEN ' YEAR TERM AS OF NUMBERS RACKET! Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN. March 31.--George Betters and others involved in the county-wide lottery pool "vrjth head- Quarters in. ConnellsTrille taced Judge Thomas H. Hudson this morning. Betters-, alleged negro proprietor, Â·was sentenced to servo six months- the county jail and pay a fine oÂ£ anl;.oosts .on the first coiint, .:0ii the- second count be -was. paroled lor a year to begin at the expiration -6-t jatl term. Thomas Banks, Robert Mason : EoWnson, James Cole, Roy. Ma s,iui. James Jones, all negroes, and "W; J, Denny and Walter Iio'.and, white, -were sentenced to serve HO days and pay ?100 fine aid CORLS on ott count and on another paroled a year to bsghl at'the si.piration the jail term. % ^ All were charged \ icil Â»ll:rsr lottery lottery tickets throughout the ^ Martin. When asked by the ;ourt IE they hart secured their tickets from Â·Â· -tV-ra men said they had not, claiming the tlelcets were distributed to. them by Â·street" man. ( However, snow may Betters' counsel said ft.it BM'.ors forrnerly was in the contra cling business and that after playing the :nini- bÂ«rs racket sot tho nnmhera fever and went into the business. Counsel laml) said he had paid all his debts. and I ince being' arrested had gone "nrol'.e." "This business is going to be broken up," Judse Hudson said.