[News Script: City council] Part: 3 of 8
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CITY COUNCIL 2 2 2
Another Cookingham proposal is the creation of a third
corporation court. Until last February, Ft Worth had only
one city court, with Judge Gilmartin on the bench. To help
ease the strain on Gilmartin's docket, the council
set up another court, and named as judge 30-year old Martin
Although the new court reduced the backlog of
cases, ,there are still about 4,40o cases pending at the
MoLeland says the judges are working about five and a half
hours a day, and that maybe thg dockets would be cleared
faster with longer hours. MoLeland says about seven hours
a day should do the trick.
Thompson wants to know what t wrong with an eight.-hour day.
Thompson, McLeland, and George Thopsonthe-third were named
to a committee to study the proposal'.
Judge Gilmartin says he doesn t care to comment on the
council's discussion. As far as his hours IK are concerned,
Here’s what’s next.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: City council], item, July 14, 1961; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc975897/m1/3/: accessed February 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.