Norvin R. Lindheim and S. Walter Kaufman won their long fight for re-instatement as members of the New York Bar. The victory comes too late to benefit Mr. Lindheim, however. He died last November. Kaufman is blind.
The two attorneys, once prominent in their profession, were disbarred following their conviction in 1920 of conspiracy to violate the Trading with the Enerny Act during the war with Germany. They were alleged to have been involved in the affairs of Dr. Edward A. Rumely, former editor and owner of the New York Evening Mail, who was convicted of having concealed from the Alien Property Custodian sums of money loaned by the Imperial German Government to finance the newspaper during a part of the war.
Both Kaufman and Lindheim protested their innocence, but the United States Court of Appeals affirmed their convictions and the United States Supreme Court refused to review the case.
On Friday the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court handed down an opinion holding that both men were innocent of the charges upon which they were convicted, and therefore were entitled to full restoration of their rights as members of the bar. The opinion was written by Justice Edward R. Finch, and was concurred in by Justices McAvoy and O’Malley. Presiding Justice Dowling dissented, but did not write an opinion.
The late Norvin R. Lindheim was a member of the Administrative Committee of the Zionist Organization.
JEWISH WOMEN’S COUNCIL COMPLETES 35 YEARS’ WORK
The annual meeting of the Board of Managers of the National Council of Jewish Women, will be held at the Roosevelt, New York, May 15 to 17. The sessions will mark the conclusion of 35 years since the organization was founded. Mrs. Joseph E. Friend of New Orleans, president, will preside.
The sessions of the board will be preceded by a meeting of the policy committee on Sunday, May 13, under the chairmanship of Mrs. S. J. Rosensohn of New York, and by a meeting of the executive committee on Monday, May 14.
Among the questions that will be considered at the annual meeting of the Board of Managers, according to announcement made by Mrs. Estelle M. Sternberger, executive secretary, are preliminary plans for the Twelfth Triennial Convention at Los Angeles, in November, 1929.