The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on January 16, 1964 · 3
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PAGE 3 V PAY SOUGHT FORLAWYERS O.S. WINS ROW ON POTOMAC BUILDING SITE HUTZLER'S shop TONIGHT downtown 'til 9 . . . suburbs 'til 9:30 THE SUN, BALTIMORE, THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 16, 1964 COURT NAMES Shop for these In all 4 stores today Downtown . Westviow, Touson, East point 9:30 to 9 10 to 9:30 House Passes Measure Providing Payments .Of $300, $500 IWashtngton Bureau of Tht Sun Washington, Jan. 15 The House today passed a bill to provide payment for lawyers appointed to represent Indigent defendants In the Federal courts. The bill would allow court-appointed attorneys, who now take such cases without compensation, up to $500 in felony cases or $300 in misdemeanor cases, plus ex penses. Payments for investiga tors and expert witnesses to aid the defense would also be pro vided. A voice vote approved the measure, which now must go to conference to be reconciled with a Senate-passed bill, which be sides the direct payments would allow the appointment of full-time or part-time public defenders in some Federal court districts. Called Well-Reasoned In requesting the legislation last year President Kennedy had asked for the public defender option. Representative Moore (R., W.Va.), author of the House bill, called it "a well-reasoned and effective means of providing assistance" to indigent defendants. He said it would help assure that the poor got a fair trial, by encouraging attorneys to make better defense efforts and by compensating them for their expenses. Most of the criticism on the floor of the House was directed at the level of payment, set at $15 per hour for time spent in court, and $10 per hour for time spent on outside preparation of the case. Scale Seen Inadequate Representative Farbstein (D., N,Y.) called the scale "totally inadequate," but added that passage of the bill was still "vital and necessary." Moore defended the scale by saying, "I don't think we can ever provide indigent defendants with prime legal counsels." The bill was attacked by Representative Martha Griffiths (D., Mich.), who said indigent defendants now got better treatment from unpaid court-appointed attorneys in the Federal courts than they received from paid appointed defenders in state courts. "The defendant will not get a better hearing from the lawyer who is paid a meager amount than he would get for nothing," she warned. She also cautioned that despite suggestions for a rotation system in appointments, the compensation might develop into "a racket." Plea Made By Lindsay A plea for the public defender system, at least in the busiest Federal courts, was made by Representative Lindsay (R., N.Y.). But he called the bill "excellent as far as it goes." Moore denounced the public defender proposal, saying it was open to "totalitarian abuse" because the defender would be paid by the same Government that paid the prosecutor. He also said a public defender system would "smother the commendable legal assistance already offered" by attorneys. 'it tV ' vTn I j w. . mi m i j ; mm-A o " ' BUNDLED UP Snow Star, Washington National Zoo's prognosticating polar bear, sports heavy coat of hair as sign of a cold winter. Her thin coating earlier caused many in the nation's capitol to expect mild winter weather. SNOW FLAKES BAD FOR SNOW STAR Prognosticating Bear Finds Herself In Hot Water Washington, Jan. 15 WV-The latest high-level rumor is that President Johnson may fire Snow Star from her post as long-range weather forecaster. Snow Star is a female polar bear at the Na tional Zoo. Last October she predicted a mild winter. Today, as Washing ton tries to dig out from under 9 inches of snow the city's worst storm in nearly six years this bear's position is in danger. "No Coat To Speak Of" Her October forecast was re layed by Ralph Norris, veteran headkeeper at the zoo. He said then: "Why, my gracious, that bear doesn't have no coat to speak of. Real thin-like. She sure expects mild 'veather. If bad weather sets in, that bear will have to borrow an overcoat." How does Snow Star feel abtjt the weather now? Norris was asked. "I'd rather you wouldn't bring up that subject right now," he said. "But If you have to bring it up, remember that Snow Star ain't provincial-minded. She takes continent-wide view. - "Sure, the weather is rough here and has been rough in Dixie, where snow has weighed down the magnolias. But I hear from friends in Maine that the snowfall there has been much lighter than usual." Women's Symphony Created In Boston Boston, Jan. 15 MV-Creation of a Boston women's svmDhnnv or- chestra of 55 players, to be conducted by the co-founder of the lenran symphony Orchestra in Iran, was announced today. The announcement came from Mrs. Marion S. Sutcliffe, long prominent in Boston musical cir cles, who is founder and mana ger of the new organization. ml 0 De Liso Deb does a delicately "webbed" white calf pump that invites every balmy breeze. You'll love it if you like delicately "webbed" white calf pumps that invite every balmy breeze, 19.95 HESS SHOESi 312 N. Howard St. ' Reisterstown Rd. Plaza ALL HESS STORES OPEN TONIGHT GANGLAND STARTS OWN CREDIT UNIT Loan Sharks Have Agency To Check Ratings Chicago, Jan. 15 (0 Under world loan sharks in the Chicago area reportedly have set up their own clearing house to check the credit rating of prospective bor rowers at exorbitant interest. The Chicago Tribune said today it learned the gangland credit in formation bureau started opera tions recently in much the same manner as those serving legiti mate lending institutions. By dialing a certain telephone number, the Tribune said, crime syndicate loan sharks, or "juice-men" as they are generally known, can quickly learn the credit rating of prospective borrowers among underworld money lenders. Interest rates charged by the syndicate's loan sharks reportedly range up to 25 per cent a week. The Tribune said it was told the credit bureau also is used as a check against the alleged prac tice ot some victims of gangland juicemen of borrowing from one loan shark to meet payments due another. Developers To Accept Compensation For Merrywood Land Alexandria. Va.. Jan. 15 (flV The Federal Government today won its ficht to prevent the con struction of high-rise apartments on the Virginia side of the Poto mac Kiver overlooking Washing' ton. The owners of Merrywood an nounced they were withdrawing their suit challenging the Govern' ment's right to take an easement on the 46-acre estate. After the owners' suit was with drawn, United States District Judge Oren R. Lewis set March 31 for the start of a jury trial to determine a price for the land, Under an easement provision, the owners of the land will be compensated for not being per mitted to go ahead with the apart ment project, which would have involved , four twelve-story build ings. Merrywood was owned previ ously by Hugh D. Auchmcloss, stepfather of Mrs. John F. Ken nedy. It was Mrs. Kennedy's girlhood home. The estate is on the Potomac palisades In Virginia, The Governments easement suit, filed by the Interior Depart ment, claimed scenic rights to the land, part of a program to preserve open spaces in the Wash ington area. Two Listed As Owners Attorneys for both sides were ordered to appear before Judge Lewis on Monday to argue the meaning of eight restrictions the Government has placed on development of Merrywood in short, just what the owners of the land may or may not do. Judge Lewis noted that the Government had listed two owners, Joseph Luna and Lytton Gibson, as defendants. He said, however, he was ordering that all owners of record be made parties to the case. Such action, he said, would preclude anyone from petitioning the court in the future and claiming he had not been heard. Burch Millsap, attorney for the owners, said the reason the de velopers had decided to give up the fight was because the Government had said that an adverse ruling would result in an indefinite period of appeals. prdgwjfff f i ii " J M. - f M m; i r In ft. . "Glohe traveler'9 by Karen Kane 9.98 It's washable! It's packable! It's durable! The bold and dramatic comes into being for '64 traveling, week-ending. 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