229 N.W. 311 (Minn. 1930), 27,763, State v. Zanker

Docket Nº:27,763
Citation:229 N.W. 311, 179 Minn. 355
Opinion Judge:WILSON, C.J.
Party Name:STATE v. FRANCES ZANKER AND OTHERS
Attorney:Arthur LeSueur, for appellants. Neil M. Cronin, City Attorney, and Arthur P. Jensen, Assistant City Attorney, for the state.
Case Date:February 14, 1930
Court:Supreme Court of Minnesota
 
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229 N.W. 311 (Minn. 1930)

179 Minn. 355

STATE

v.

FRANCES ZANKER AND OTHERS

No. 27,763

Supreme Court of Minnesota

February 14, 1930

Defendants appealed from a judgment of the municipal court of Minneapolis, Fred B. Wright, J. convicting them of disorderly conduct. Affirmed.

SYLLABUS

Strikers convicted of disorderly conduct.

Defendants were strikers. They went to the home of Norma Christensen, a coemploye but a nonstriker and a nonunion member. They marched back and forth in front of the Christensen home carrying a large banner bearing these words:

"Norma Christensen, strike breaker, lives here, who is lowering wages and lengthening hours for employes in the city of Minneapolis."

People gathered about. Resentment was expressed. Responding to a neighbor's call, police interfered. Held that defendants were guilty of disorderly conduct in violation of a city ordinance the specific provisions of which are mentioned in the opinion.

Disorderly Conduct, 18 C.J. § 2 p. 1216 n. 12; § 14 p. 1221 n. 94.

See 8 R.C.L. 285; R.C.L. Perm. Supp. p. 2241.

Arthur LeSueur, for appellants.

Neil M. Cronin, City Attorney, and Arthur P. Jensen, Assistant City Attorney, for the state.

OPINION

WILSON, C.J.

Defendants appealed from a judgment convicting them of disorderly conduct. The conviction was under a city ordinance which provides that "any person or persons who shall make, aid, countenance or assist in making any * * * disturbance or improper diversion, and all persons who shall collect in bodies or crowds in said city, for unlawful purposes or to the annoyance or disturbance [179 Minn. 356] of the citizens or travelers" shall be punishable, etc. [Minneapolis Ordinances, 1872-1925, p. 760, § 2.]

Defendants were former employes of the Northbilt Leather Craft in Minneapolis and had been on a strike for about three weeks prior to September 5, 1929, the date of the alleged offense.

Norma Christensen, age 17, an employe of the same cornern, and a nonstriker and nonunion member, was living with her parents at 3340 Thirty-fourth avenue south. This home was in the residential district where homes were owned by the working class.

Defendants went to the above address in an automobile which they parked, and while there two of them remained in the car while the other two get out of...

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