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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1927
S acco-Vanzetti Hlave lI '' prof"ess urge the Gover- this was
Hield Stage 7 Years commutethei tsentences'or appoin a'nnd *
______a committee ofcitizens to make an
(Continued from Page One) impartial investigation into the whole pages) ~
Ajbril of that year and was returned case. Some of them, however, asked (nearly 2'
to the state prison, him not to interfere with the court's byJuy
Moore withdrew as counsel for the degree. Occasionally there camie a The s
two men in November, 1924, and threat of violence. ceeded, a
Thomas F. and N. 3. MeAnarney, who Ip due course, counsel for the con- being call
had been associated with him, with- demned men carried peitions to the the advis
,drew a month later. William G. Governor, asking his *neen invthed Gc
Thompson of Boston was engaged as In a long, written plea, Vanzetti nidc
counsel to .argue before the Massa- not for a "pardon" but for "justice." and the di
chusetts supreme court an appeal Sacco refused to sign the petition in h1ad not
from Judge Thayer's refusal of a new Ihis behalf and Mr. Thompson, in fil- This arctio
trial. ing the plea for clemency, explained to the del
Celestino Madeiros entered the that he felt that the long nervous tee cour
case in January, 1926. Maderios was strain had brought about a mental tecut
in the state. prison, under sentence attitude for which Saeco was no't al- On July
of death for the murder of James E. together responsible. An alienist in- gn a lin
Carpenter, a W'rentham bank cashier, dicated that he found Sacco abnormal food for a
in November, 1924. Tn a lengthy in certain respects, and the Governor took of a
statement he asserted that members was asked to consider the plea, and rejoined ~
of the "Morelli gang" of Providence, others, who affirmed that Judge Thay- cept food.
R. I., with which lie had been asso- er, during the trial, had spoken out- Governo
ciated, committed the South Brain- si5de the court room in language that prianon
tree murders and that Sacco and Ishowed he was prejudiced against the aca
Vanzetti had nothing to do with the defendants. ethe
shooting. The Governor began a personal in- brought I
On the basis of this statement de- vestigation into the case. On June tle i
fense ,counsel filed further motions 1 he announced that he had appoint- tatewrd
for a new trial, which were denied ed an advisory committee to make a ta ew
by Judge Thayer in October, 1926. separate investigaion. This commit- the prison
On the representation that he might tee was composed of President A. .The adv
be needed as a witness, Madeiros Lawrence Lowell of Harvard Univer- Its heardng
thrice,- was granted respites before Isity, President Samuel W. StrattonIthrd
theMasachsets spree curtof the Massachusetts Institute of Attorney '
which previously had overruled ex.' Technology and former Judge Rob- .an s
ceptions to Judge Thayer's refusal to ert Grant of the probate court, who Attorey o.s
grant a 'new trial on other grounds, also was widely known as an author. Atre
finally on April 5, 1927, upheld his de-? On June 29, with the approval of wsray
cision on the Madeiros motions, the executive council, Governor Ful- hchit d
On April 9 Sacco and Vanzetti were her granted a respite to Sacco, Van- Cision shou
taken to the Dedham courthouse and zetti and Maderios "to and including
sentenced by Judge Thayer to die August 10." In a statement he said MI
courtoom boh made dramati pleasA F
asserting their innocence. They open- 'r%DAYFRIIDAY AL~
ly accused the Judge of prejudice and Priscilla Dean
of influencing the jury against them. n
Then Governor Alvan T. Fuller be- "BIRDS OF PREY" Hi
cames the center' of interest in the
1irst SlioMing in Ann Arbor
case.s H ise fie s a d el ub gd w ih rris "A lP' w ith 1 9 cen ts a d iis S b
fromn all parts of the world. The
majority of these communications, Su:RN TN IN
which came from persons of all
classes including many clergymen andRA
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done "for the reason that
of reviwing the*evi"ence
and interviewing witnesses
00) cannot well be completed
10."
eparate investigations pro-
large number of witnesses:
led before the Governor and
ory committee.
vernor's advisory committee
ounsel for the government
efense to call witnesses who
testified during the trial.
n was construed as opening I
fense lines of evidence that
red under technicalities in
procedure.
17 Sacco and Vanzetti be-
nger strike. They refused
week. Then Vanzetti par-
single meal and thereafter
acco in his refusal to ac-
r Fuller visited the state
July 22 and interviewed
nzetti and Madeiros. Van- I
last of the three to be
[nto the warden's office, I
i the Governor for an hour.
the Governor announced
uld make a second visit to
isory committee completed
of witnesses on July 21.
arguments on July 25 by
Thompson, Herbert G. Eli-
iciate defense counsel, and
Ranney, Assistant District I
f Norfolk county, and then
to draw up its report,
id, declaring that the de- [
Id remain as it stood.

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