Big Louie Takes Guided Court Tour

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Big Louie Takes Guided Court Tour - ALONG WITH JURY , 'Big Louie' Takes Guided...
ALONG WITH JURY , 'Big Louie' Takes Guided Court Tour BY JOHN GRIFFITH rraa PrM Staff Writer Louis (Big Louie) Szczepanik was taken on a guided tour of Traffic Court Monday, a place he allegedly knew so well that he was able to engineer the theft of three suspended drivers licenses. The lumbering bar owner tagged along at the rear of a jury of 14, Recorder's Judge W. McKay Skillman, assorted attorneys and his co-def endents. On trial with him are his brother, John, 52, and suspended Traffic Court Patrolman John Scuttle, 49. They are charged with conspiracy to steal the licenses and records and return them to their original owners for a fee. i JUDGE SKILLMAN said the tour was arranged so that the jury will have "a visual impres-eion of the court and the things that will tie in with testimony." Starting with the cashier's cage, the group visited all phases of Traffic Court operations In the Cadillac Tower. They were shown the vault from which the licenses were stolen and the usually unlocked file room where 1,500,000 master violations records were kept. They also stopped by the warrant office where Scuttle had been employed. AT EVERY halt. Big Louie squeezed his 370 pounds into a chair to rest. At one point, he said he wished he had a case cf beer. During the afternoon, the jury heard the testimony of Traffic Referee John M. Wise. It was Wise's discovery that a license he had impounded was missing that touched off the investigation and resulted in the arrest of the Szczepaniks and Scuttle. Westinghouse Raises Pay PITTSBURGH () Westing-house Electric Corp. raised wages of 15,000 non-union employes Monday. It offered the same cost-of-living pay boost to four unions which represent another 75,000 workers. Salaried clerical workers get in creases ranging from $1.73 to $4.35 a month, supervisory, professional and administrate em ployes get raises of one per cent or the same raise as clerical workers, whichever is greater.

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 29 Apr 1952, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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