The Times Record from Troy, New York on June 17, 1955 · Page 6
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The Times Record from Troy, New York · Page 6

Troy, New York
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Friday, June 17, 1955
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THE TIMES RECORD, TROY, N, Y-, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1955 Man Awarded $112,291 For Wrongful Imprisonment New York (AP)--A state Court ·f Claims judge awarded $112,291 ywterday to- 41-year-old Louis Hoffntr as compensation for his H-jrear imprisonment on a murder conviction that was set (side IB 1952. Hoffner, a soft-spoken, bespectacled bachelor, thanked Judge Frederick A. Young, saying: "I {eel very good that it's ill ever." "I'v* got my freedom, that's the main thing," he told reporters. Judge Young called Hoftner's original conviction "a tragic miscarriage of justice." Hoffner was sentenced to life Imprisonment for the still-un- tolved slaying of a Queens bartender in 1940. A Queens County judge set ·sidt the conviction after a five- year campaign headed by Edward J. Mowrey, staff writer of the New York World-Telegram ·nd Sun. The campaign brought disclosure of minutes of a police line-up at which the state's star ^^^^^^^^··^^^^··^ Edmind W. Cowie Optometrist EYES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED Pretcriptloni Filled 326 Congretc St., Trey PHONE AS 2-3821 witness failed to identify Hoffner --although he did so later in court. Results of a lie-detector test showed Hoffner was telling the truth in claiming innocence. Hoflt- ner was not allowed to take the test when he was first accused in 1940. Judge Young called the Court of Claims "the conscience of the stale," adding that "we can be proud that our system of laws recognizes that our citizens deserve redress not only for claims legally enforceable but also for moral obligations." 12 Persons Receive Czech Court Penalty Vienna, Austria (AP) -- A Czechoslovak military court at Bratislava . yesterday sentenced one man to death and 11 other persons to long prison terms on charges of organizing i Catholic resistance group in Slovakia. Radio Bratislava said the group allegedly led by a Bernard Nemcek tried to overthrow the Communist governmnet and to re-establish an independent Slovak state, like the one founded by Father Josef Tiso during World War II. The court pronounced the death penalty for Bernard Nemcek, the purported leader. luAFFCO! * COMING I 'MONDAY! AT RPI CONFERENCE--Participants in the first session of the 19th annual Applied Mechanics Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which opened yesterday at Rens- telacr Polytechnic Institute, meet informally before beginning the meeting. Left to right, Prof. Dana Young of Yale University, chairman of the morning session; Gabriel Horvay of the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, vice chairman of the session; Prof. R. H. Trathcn of the RPI Mechanics Dcpt.,. general chairman of tlia conference; Dr. Livingston W. Houston, president of RPI, who welcomed th« members, and Joseph Clark, divisions manager of the ASME. Kiwanis Club Hears Address On Dairy Industry The importance of the dairy industry was discussed yesterday at the luncheon meeting of the Troy Kiwanis Club at The Hendrick Hudson. The speaker was Raymond F. Peasback of New York, advertising and promotion manager of the Dairymen's League, who offered statistics on dairy production nationally, statewide and locally. In Rensselaer County, he said, the dairy production amounted to six million dollars in 1953. New York State ranks second nationally and only Wisconsin tops New York's milk and related products output. He also said that milk is a bargain in food value at present prices. The speaker was introduced by Charles Cranston' and Samuel J. Cox, president, was in charge of the meeting. Technical Session Opens AiRPI The 19th annual conference of the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering began yesterday on the Renssejaer Polytechnic Institute campus. The three-day conference is being attended by mathematical specialists from leading institutions of learning and research centers throughout the world. Dr. Livingston W. Houston, president of RPI, welcomed the members at the opening session this morning. Prof. Dana Young, profes ; sor of engineering at Yale University, served as chairman and Gabriel Horvay of the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory was vice chairman. Technical papers were read by John L. Bogdanoff, professor of engineering at Purdue University;; P. M. McDonald Jr., research associate professor of mechanical engineering at North Carolina State College; Bruno A. Holey, associate professor of civil engineering, Columbia University; Chi-Chang Chao of Columbia University and N. Rosenauer, senior lecturer in mechanical engineering, New South Wales University of Technology, Australia. 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