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Governor Walter M. Pierce's Administration

Governor's Memoranda, 1923-1924

Source: State of Oregon Memoranda Of Reprieves, Commutations Pardons and Remissions Granted By Walter M. Pierce, Governor January 1, 1923, to December 31, 1924

Conditional Pardons

No. 8563. Hayes, Myrtle-Multnomah Co. 1 year, forgery; received June 3, ’22; released Jan 30, ’23; conditional pardon. The said Myrtle Hayes has served seven months and 26 days, has been a model prisoner, and the district attorney and judge, both officers of the court which convicted her, have recommended her conditional pardon.

No. 8416. Weston, Dick-Yamhill Co., 2 years, forgery; received Nov. 15, ’21; released Mar. 15, ’23; conditional pardon. The said Dick Weston has served one year and four months of his sentence, and has been a model prisoner; pardon granted upon condition that he remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8314. Chance, Al-Malheur Co., 15 years, forgery; received April 30, ’21; released April 9, ’23; conditional pardon. The said Al Chance is suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis in advanced stages; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8605. Moore, J.S.-Clackamas Co., 2 years, rape; received Oct. 6, ’22; released April 9, ’23; conditional pardon. The said J.S. Moore is suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis in advanced stages, and his relatives in Lane county will remove him to that county and give him care; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8545. Moxley, Fred-Umatilla Co., 1 _ years, obtaining goods under false pretenses; received April 22, ’22; released April 23, ’23; conditional pardon. The said Fred Moxley has served one year of his time; he is to pay the district attorney of Union county $120, one-half to be paid by the 1st of September, 1923, and one-half before the 1st of November, 1923, to liquidate checks written in Union county without funds to pay same; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8673. Bradley, Forest-Multnomah Co., 1 year, larceny; received Feb. 8, ’23; released June 18, ’23; conditional pardon. The sentencing judge and the district attorney of Multnomah county have recommended this pardon.

No. 8316. Frazier, E.J.-Benton Co., 1 to 5 years, forgery; received April 30, ’21; released July 12, ’23; conditional pardon. The said E. J. Frazier has served more than two years of this sentence, and conditioned upon him remaining a law abiding citizen.

No. 8575. Lehman, H. L.-Sherman Co., 10 years, larceny; received July 1, ’22; released July 24, ’23; conditional pardon. The said H. L. Lehman as served the minimum sentence provided by law; his conduct while in prison has been good, and the ends of justice have been met; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8402. McCleary, Harry-Union Co., 1 to 7 years, larceny; received Nov. 18, ’12; released July 24, ’23; conditional pardon. It appears from the record that the said Harry McCleary has at former times been paroled, but has technically violated said paroles, which technical violations have caused the said Harry McCleary to serve more than six and one-half years for the crime of larceny in a store, which was the taking of two bottles of whiskey from a store in Cove, Oregon, 11 years ago.

No. 8611. Doss, William-Columbia Co., 1 year, larceny; received October 16, ’22; released August 4, ’23; full pardon. The said William doss has served ten months and fifteen days of this sentence; his prison record is good; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 7716. Conner, J. C.-Multnomah Co., 2 to 20 years, forgery; received June 1, ’17; released August 11, ’23; conditional pardon. The said J. C. Conner has served six years, ten months, and two days of his indeterminate sentence; he has been a model prisoner; the ends of justice have been met; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8591. Stevens, P. A.-Multnomah Co., 4 years, robbery; received Sept. 8, ’22; released Sept. 20, ’23; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended a conditional pardon for the said P. A. Stevens; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8295. Wallace, Max M.-Marion Co., 10 years, burglary; received Mar. 22, ’21; released Sept. 20, ’23; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended a conditional pardon for the said Max M. Wallace; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8781. DuPuis, Fred-Tillamook Co., 3 tears, burglary; received Sept. 14, ’23; released Sept. 21, ’23; conditional pardon. The said Fred DuPuis is a parole violator from the State Training School for Boys; he is only 16 years of age, and this conditional pardon is granted for the express purpose of returning him to the Boys’ Training School.

No. 8567. Martinez, S.-Union Co., 3 _ years, larceny; received June 13, ’22; released Mar. 27, ’23; conditional pardon. The said S. Martinez is in the advanced stages of pulmonary tuberculosis.

No. 8266. Cassidy, J. C.-Union Co., 10 years, assault to rob; received Feb. 26, ’21; released Oct. 20, ’23; conditional pardon. Prison record of the said J. C. Cassidy has been good; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen, and agrees to return to the state of Illinois.

No. 8310. McDonald, E. H.-Harney Co., 5 years, larceny; received April 15, ’21; released Nov. 22, ’23; conditional pardon. Sentencing Judge Dalton Biggs recommends a conditional pardon when one-half of the five-year term has been served; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8717. Sims, James W.-Umatilla Co., 2 years, forgery; received April 11, ’23; released Nov. 26, ’23; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted unto the said James W. Sims; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8769. Hurst, George-Curry Co., 1 year, involuntary manslaughter; received July 19, ’23; released Nov. 27, ’23; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said George Hurst; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8511. Sammis, Leo-Gilliam Co., 7 years, larceny; received Mar. 10, ’22; released Nov. 27, ’23; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Leo Sammis; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8608. Blake, Fred-Umatilla Co., 12 years, assault and robbery; received Oct. 11, ’22; released Nov. 30, ’23; conditional pardon. The said Fred Blake is in the advanced stages of pulmonary tuberculosis.

No. 8719. Wetherell, J. B.-Multnomah Co., 2 years, polygamy; received April 14, ’ 23; released Nov. 30, ’23; conditional pardon. The said J. B. Wetherell is 72 years of age and in ill health.

No. 8624. Bailey, Marvin-Multnomah Co., 10 years, assault and robbery; received Oct. 25, ’22; released Dec. 1, ’23; conditional pardon. The said Marvin Bailey has for several weeks been in the hospital suffering from chronic valvular disease of the heart and pulmonary tuberculosis; he is to go home to his mother, Mrs. L. A. Deval, 157 Julian avenue, Portland.

No. 8410. White, Frank-Multnomah Co., 4 years, forgery; received Nov. 3, ’21; released Dec. 1, ’23; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Frank White, and that he be allowed to return to his home in Minnesota; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8509. Purdin, Charles W.-Multnomah Co., 6 years, manslaughter; received Mar. 8, ’22; released Dec. 14, ’23; pardon. The said Charles W. Purdin is confined in the hospital and is in very poor health; the Spanish-American War Veterans, Judge George W. Stapleton, sentencing judge, and various others have recommended that a pardon be granted to the said Charles W. Purdin in order that he may be removed to the Soldiers’ Home at Sawtelle, Cal.

No. 8621. Hubbard, C. W.-Multnomah Co., 10 years, assault and robbery; received Oct. 25, ’22; released Dec. 21, ’23; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said C.W. Hubbard; he to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8623. Hubbard, A.—Multnomah Co., 10 years, assault and robbery; received Oct. 25, ’22; released Dec. 21, ’23; conditional pardon. The parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said A. Hubbard; he to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8442. Hiel, Joe—Multnomah Co., life, murder; received Dec. 23, ’21; released Jan 7, ’24; conditional pardon. The immigration authorities hold a warrant for deportation of the said Joe Heil, and he is to forever remain out of the United States.

No. 8691. Sajatavich, M.—Multnomah Co., 10 years, larceny; received Feb. 26, ’23; released Jan. 7, ’24; conditional pardon. The immigration authorities hold a warrant for the deportation of the said Milan Sapatavich; and he is forever to remain out of the United States.

No. 8459. Joehne, Ernest—Multnomah Co., 25 years, assault to rob; received Jan. 18, ’23; released Jan. 7, ’24; conditional pardon. The said Ernest Joehne has been ordered deported to Germany.

No. 8396. Faulkner, Frank—Harney Co., 6 years, assault to rape; received Oct. 15, ’21; released Jan. 8, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Frank Faulkner; and that he remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8587. McCall, Jack—Malheur Co., 3 years, burglary; received Sept. 7, ’22; released Jan. 18, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that the said jack McCall be conditionally pardoned; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8720. Luckwald, R.F.—Multnomah Co., 4 years, assault to rob; received April 14 ’23; released Jan. 31, ’24; conditional pardon. The immigration officials have asked for the release of the said R.F. Luckwald for the purpose of deportation; he is to remain forever out of the United States.

No. 8297. McDuffy, Ray—Union Co., 10 years, forgery; received Mar. 26, ’21; released Feb. 12, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Ray McDuffy; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8775. Kromberg, Karl—Multnomah Co., 1 year, larceny; received Sept. 10, ’23; released Feb. 12, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended a conditional pardon be granted the said Karl Kromberg that his uncle may take him to California for treatment.

No. 8656. Mays, Wm. F.—Columbia Co., 2 years, assault to rob; received Jan. 16, ’23; released Feb. 12, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that the said Wm. F. Mays be granted a conditional pardon; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8000. Herder, Wm.—Multnomah Co., 4 years, burglary; received Sept. 26, ’22; released Feb. 23, ’24; conditional pardon. The immigration authorities have asked for the release of the said Wm. Herder, in order that he may be deported to Russia; and he is to forever remain out of the United States.

No. 8765. Hill, Harry C.—Douglas Co., 3 years, rape; received July 14, ’23; released Mar. 5, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that the said Harry C. Hill be granted a conditional pardon, conditioned upon his marrying the mother of his unnamed child; and that he remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8453. Mowrey, Harrison—Marion Co., 5 years, rape; received Jan. 8, ’22; released Mar. 24, ’24; conditional pardon. His entire family is maintained by Marion county and is vitally in need of his support; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8390. Stroff, Peter—Jackson Co., 5 years, burglary; received Oct. 9, ’21; released March 26, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Peter Stroff; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8592. Smeltzer, John—Multnomah Co., 3 years, forgery; received Sept. 14, ’22; released April 9, ’24; conditional pardon. Said John Smetzler has been a model prisoner; the ends of justice have been met; he is to remain a law abiding citizen.

No. 8391. Kodat, Frank—Jackson Co., 5 years, burglary; received Oct. 9, ’21; released April 12, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommends that a conditional pardon be granted to the said Frank Kodat, provided he is placed under the supervision of Tom Coleman of Portland, and found a job; he is to remain a law abiding citizen.

No. 8203. Williams, Henry—Multnomah Co., 20 years, assault with a dangerous weapon; received Nov. 17, ’20; released April 15, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Henry Williams; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 7936. Lewis, D.L.—Wasco Co., 5-15 years, manslaughter; received May 30, ’19; released April 15, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said D.L. Lewis; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8394. Boydston, J.—Multnomah Co., 5 years, assault to kill; received Oct. 14, ’21; released April 17, ’24; conditional pardon. The said J. Boydston has two small children who need his care and support; he has served the major portion of his sentence and has been a model prisoner; conditioned upon his being a law-abiding citizen and care and support of his two children, reimburse his sister for their care for the past two and one-half years to the best of his ability, and report to the warden of the state prison on the first and fifteenth of each month.

No. 8425. Harding, John—Multnomah Co., 5 years, assault to rob; received Nov. 19, ’21; released May 7, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted to the said John Harding; that he be allowed to return to his wife and children San Francisco; that he remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8784. Rubio, Trinidad—Umatilla Co., 1 year, larceny; received Sept. 16, ’23; released May 7, ’24; conditional pardon. The immigration authorities have asked for the release of the said Trinidad Rubio that he may be deported; he is to remain forever out of the United States.

No. 8713. Franco, Ysidor—Multnomah Co., 2 years, burglary; received Mar. 26, ’23; released May 7, ’24; conditional pardon. The immigration authorities have asked for the release of the said Ysidor Franco that he may be deported; he is to remain forever out of the United States.

No. 8625. Ramsdall, J.A.—Benton Co., 3 years, larceny; received No. 3, ’22; released May 17, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that the said John A. Ramsdell be granted a conditional pardon and placed under the supervision of some good business man and a position secured for him; W.S. MacLaren has volunteered to find someone to take the said John A. Ramsdell and obtain work for him; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8814. Tolbert, Robert—Coos Co., 5 years assault to rape; received Oct. 30, ’23; released May 20, ’24; pardon. The sentencing judge and district attorney of Coos county and all jurymen have recommended that a full pardon be granted the said Robert Tolbert.

No. 8479. Cook, Bert—Malheur, Co., 4 years, forgery; received Feb. 12, ’22; released June 23, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that the said Bert Cook be granted a conditional pardon and that he be allowed to go to Pocatello, Idaho, where employment awaits him; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen; he is to report to the parole officer monthly through the Oregon Prisoners’ Aid Society, which has agreed to look after him.

No. 8361. Whitney, John—Marion Co., 5 years, burglary; received July 12, ’21; released June 23, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said John Whitney in order that he may receive proper medical treatment; W. G. McLaren has agreed to secure employment for him and look after his general welfare; Mrs. Lola. G. Baldwin has agreed to provide proper medical treatment.

No. 8762. Moxley, E.B.—Lane Co., 7 years, rape; received July 2, ’23; released June 24, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said E.B. Moxley; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 7694. Brusco, James—Multnomah Co., 1 to 15 years, manslaughter; received April 5, ’17; released July 1, ’24; conditional pardon. The ends of justice have been met and the said James Brusco has agreed to leave the state of Oregon, and to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 6833. Hammond, James—Multnomah Co., life, murder; received May 8, ’13; released July 12, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said James Hammond when a suitable home and position could be secured for him, he being 67 years of age; he can have accommodations at the Pisgah home, near Portland.

No. 8704. Whittier, Leroy—Multnomah Co., 3 years; assault to rob; received Mar. 12, ’23; released July 17, ’24; conditional pardon. The Prisoner’s Aid Society has agreed to look after the said Leroy Whittier and see that he secures suitable employment; the Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted him; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8667. Chase, J.J.—Lane Co., 7 years, rape; received Jan. 26, ’23; released July 22, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said J.J. Chase; he to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8285. Wilson, Frank—Multnomah Co., 10 years, assault and robbery; received Mar. 14, ’21; released July 22, ’24; conditional pardon. Judge J.P. Cavanaugh, sentencing judge, has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted him; he has been a model prisoner and has rendered valuable service to the state of Oregon as a brick mason and plasterer in the reconstruction of shop buildings.

No. 8520. Merkle, B.A.—Marion Co., 5 years, assault to rob; received Mar. 29, ’22; released July 19, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said A.B. Merkle; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 7956. Wuinovitch, Ely—Douglas Co., life, assault and robbery, assault with dangerous weapon; received July 13, ’19; released July 21, ’24; conditional pardon. The immigration authorities have agreed to deport said Ely Wuinovitch, and he is to forever remain out of the United States.

No. 8120. Arnold, James—Benton Co., 10 years assault and robbery, assault with dangerous weapon; received May 24, ’20; released Aug. 5, ’24; conditional pardon. The said James Arnold is wanted by the United States army authorities for desertion; the Parole Board recommended that he be granted a conditional pardon and turned over to the United States army authorities.

No. 8437. Watkins, Joe—Multnomah Co., 8 years, assault to rob; received Dec. 15, ’21; released Aug. 12, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Joe Watkins; Stanley Myers, district attorney, stated “he has no objection to the granting of a parole to Joe Watkins”; he returned the money received in the robbery; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8282. Ellis, Boyd—Multnomah Co., 7 years, assault to rob; received Mar. 11, ’21; released Sept. 5, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted to the said Boyd Ellis; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8281. McCleary, W.M.—Multnomah Co., 7 years, assault to rob; received Mar. 11, ’21; released Sept. 5, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted to the said W.M. McCleary.

No. 8728. Dunn, G.V.—Linn Co., 3 years, larceny; received May 10, ’23; released Sept. 5, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said G.V. Dunn; the Oregon Prisoners’ Aid Society agreed to look after him; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8497. Hardy, J.P.—Douglas Co., 20 years, forgery; received Feb. 26, ’22; released Sept. 17, ’24; conditional pardon. The said J.P. Hardy is wanted by the United States immigration authorities for deportation; the Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted him and that he be turned over to the immigration authorities.

No. 8700. Martinez, Joe—Union Co., 4 years, larceny; received Mar. 9, ’23; released Sept. 18, ’24; conditional pardon. The said Joe Martinez is wanted by the immigration authorities for deportation; he is to remain out of the United States forever.

No. 8837. Duane, R.—Douglas Co., 1 year, larceny; received Dec. 19, ’23; released Sept. 22, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended a conditional pardon for the said R. Duane, and that he be turned over to the immigration authorities for deportation to Canada.

No. 8864. Hermanson, H.—Coos Co., 1 year, larceny; received Dec. 19, ’23; released Sept. 22, ’24; conditional pardon. The said H. Hermanson is wanted by the immigration authorities, and the Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted and that he be turned over to the immigration authorities for deportation.

No. 7983. Grant, Robert—Umatilla Co., 1 year, larceny; received Mar. 9, ’24; released Sept. 27, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Robert Grant; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8268. Reed, Charles—Lane Co., 10 years, rape; received Mar. 1, ’21; released Oct. 1, ’24; conditional pardon. The said Charles Reed is now past the age of 68 years and is in poor health. Judge Skipworth said, “In view of the age of this man I have no objection to the pardon.” The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Charles Reed, one of the conditions being that he return to the state of New York; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8618. Boag, C. R.-Multnomah Co., 3 years, robbery; received Oct. 21, ’22; released Oct. 2, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted to the said C. R. Boag; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 7977. Price, Jack-Marion Co., 1 year, larceny of automobile; received Mar. 7, ’24; released Oct. 2, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Jack Price. Judge Gilbert W. Phelps and R. I. Keator, district attorney, have recommended that the said Jack Price be given a chance at the expiration of the minimum sentence. He is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8525. Hixon, Lester-Klamath Co., 10 years, larceny; received April 1, ’22; released Oct. 2, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Lester Hixon; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8436. Printer, John-Multnomah Co., 8 years, assault and robbery; received Dec. 15, ’21; released Oct. 2, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommends that a conditional pardon be granted to the said John Printer; Stanley Myers, district attorney, says, “I have no objection to the granting of a pardon if his conduct has been satisfactory.” He is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8803. Vachalec, Steve-Marion Co., 2 years, attempted burglary; received Oct. 13, ’23; released Oct. 12, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Steve Vachalec; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8580. Johnson, Theodore-Washington Co., 10 years, assault and robbery; received July 12, ’22; released Oct. 13, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Theodore Johnson; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8852. Lombardo, P.-Multnomah Co., 10 years, assault and robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon; received Dec. 15, ’23; released Oct. 16, ’24; conditional pardon. The said P. Lombardo is wanted by the immigration authorities for deportation to his native country; he is to remain out of the United States.

No. 8851. Nime, Victor-Multnomah Co., 5 years, assault; received Dec. 13, ’23; released Oct. 16, ’24; conditional pardon. The said Victor Nime is wanted by the immigration authorities for deportation back to Finland; he is to remain forever out of the United States.

No. 8672. Corbin, S. S.-Multnomah Co., 3 years, larceny; received Feb. 8, ’23; released Oct. 18, ’24; conditional pardon. Judge Morrow stated that he favored his release at the end of a year if his conduct was satisfactory. The Parole Board recommended a conditional pardon for S. S. Corbin; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 7729. Tirpitz, Ernest-Hood River Co., 20 years to life, rape; received July 5, ’17; released Oct. 21, ’24; conditional pardon. The immigration authorities have secured passage for the said Ernest Tirpitz, sailing to Europe; he is to remain out of the United States forever.

No. 8670. Hoyt, H. M.-Umatilla Co., 3 years, obtaining money under false pretenses; received Feb. 7, ’23; released Nov. 16, ’24; conditional pardon. The said H. M. Hoyt has been a model prisoner and has rendered valuable services to the prison; the Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted him; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8887. Tucker, Curtis-Klamath Co., 1 _ years, larceny; received Jan. 26, ’24; released Nov. 16, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Curtis Tucker; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8899. Brooks, Sidney-Multnomah Co., 5 years, assault and robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon; received Feb. 6, ’24; released Nov. 18, ’24; conditional pardon. It appears there are some extenuating circumstances in connection with this case. The sentencing judge, district attorney and sheriff indicate that a pardon at this time would have their sanction; the Parole Board recommended that a conditional pardon be granted the said Sidney Brooks; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 8903. Bezanson, Ernest-Multnomah Co., 1 year, larceny; received Feb. 11, ’24; released Dec. 11, ’24; conditional pardon. He is to be turned over to the immigration authorities for deportation and is to remain out of the United States forever.

No. 8779. Thomas, R .E.-Tillamook Co., 10 years, forgery; received Sept. 14, ’23; released Dec. 15, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board recommends that a conditional pardon be granted to the said R. E. Thomas to allow him to go to his wife’s uncle in California whereby he can learn a good trade and support himself and family at the same time; he is to remain a law-abiding citizen.

No. 7030. Hohoff, George-Multnomah Co., life, murder; received Mar. 21, ’24; released Dec. 17, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended a conditional pardon for the said George Hohoff; he is to depart from the United States and never return to it or any of its possessions; he is to sail on Dec. 19, 1924, for Shanghai, China, and is to bear all expense of such passage.

No. 8943. Yarbrough, F. L.-Douglas Co., 10 years, rape; received Mar. 25, ’24; released Dec. 22, ’24; conditional pardon; believing that the ends of justice will be met.

No. 8900. Orrell, Clifford-Multnomah Co., 5 years, assault and robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon; received Feb. 6, ’24; released Dec. 31, ’24; conditional pardon. The Parole Board has recommended a conditional pardon for said Clifford Orrell; that he return to his home in Indiana at such time as he is able to either earn or secure enough funds to do so; to be paroled to W.G. McLaren until he goes to Indiana. He is to remain a law abiding citizen.

COMMUTATIONS

Aug. 22, 1923—Roy Hughes—Convicted in circuit court of Gilliam county of larceny; sentenced to serve a term of 10 years in the state penitentiary; received on the 15th day of June, 1921. In the belief that the said Roy Hughes has been sufficiently punished for the crime, viz: larceny of a suit of clothes valued at $40, the sentence is commuted to not more than three years.

Sept. 13, 1923—James McDonald—Convicted in the circuit court of Gilliam county, of larceny; sentenced to serve a term of 10 years in the penitentiary; received on the 2d day of October, 1921. T.A. Weinke, district attorney, and D.R. Parker, circuit judge, have recommended executive clemency be extended the said James McDonald. Sentence commuted to not more than four years.

Nov. 17, 1923—Willis Harrison—Convicted in the circuit court for Multnomah county, of assault with a dangerous weapon; sentenced to serve a term of two years in the penitentiary; received on September 20, 1923. It appears from evidence recently received that he was no more guilty than his partner who was sentenced to serve 18 months. Sentence commuted to not more than 18 months.

Nov 21, 1923—Frank Melvin—Convicted in the circuit court of Multnomah county of burglary in a dwelling; sentenced to serve a term of three years; received October 25, 1922. The Parole Board has recommended that the sentence be commuted to two years.

Nov. 28, 1923—John McClintic—Convicted in the circuit court of Jackson county, of assault with a dangerous weapon; sentenced to serve a term of four years in the penitentiary; received on October 21, 1922. F.M. Calkins, sentencing judge has recommended clemency inasmuch as this is his first offense. Sentence commuted to not more than two years.

March 22, 1924—James Muscolo—Convicted in the circuit court of Multnomah county for burglary, and sentenced to serve a term of two years; received on November 10, 1923. The Parole Board has recommended that the sentence be commuted to not more than one year.

Feb. 14, 1924—W.H. Johnson—Convicted in the circuit court for Jackson county, of issuing false statement to bank superintendent, and sentenced to serve a term of 10 years in the penitentiary; received on April 10, 1921. The Parole Board has recommended that the sentence be commuted to not more than seven years.

May 20, 1924—Russell Hecker—Convicted in the circuit court for Jackson county, of issuing false statement to bank superintendent, and sentenced to serve a term of 10 years in the penitentiary; received on April 10, 1921. The Parole Board has recommended that the sentence be commuted to not more than seven years.

June 7, 1924—Tom Adams—Convicted in the circuit court of Baker county, of manslaughter ,and sentenced to serve a term of five to nine years in the penitentiary and to pay a fine of $1,000; received on March 16, 1919. He has been a good prisoner since his incarceration; he has been a trusty and out working most of the time; the Parole Board has recommended that executive clemency be extended the said Tom Adams. The said Tom Adams was sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of five to nine years and it would appear that the intermediate point should be taken as the time actually served on account of his extreme good conduct. Sentence commuted to not more than seven years; fine of $1,000 remitted unto the said Tom Adams.

June 27, 1924—Ray Boyce—Convicted in the circuit court for Umatilla county, of larceny in a dwelling; sentenced to serve a term of five years; received on February 6, 1922. The said Ray Boyce at the time of his conviction was under the age of 21 years; he was granted a parole on December 6, 1923; since his release he has been working steadily and is now establishing a home. Sentence commuted to not more than two years and five months.

July 16, 1924—Al Douglas—Convicted in the circuit court of Wallowa county, of forgery; sentenced to serve a term of 10 years; received on May 15, 1921. Judge Knowles, sentencing judge, states: “I believe the said Al Douglas has been sufficiently punished.” The Parole Board recommended that the sentence be commuted from 10 years to not more than four years.

July 16, 1924—George McIntire—Convicted in the circuit court of Gilliam county of obtaining money under false pretenses, and sentenced to serve a term of five years; received on July 13,1923. The Parole Board recommended that the sentence be commuted from five years to not more than two years.

Aug. 12, 1924—William Waterhouse—Convicted in the circuit court of Marion county, of larceny of a cow, and sentenced by said court to serve a sentence of two y ears in the penitentiary; received on January 19, 1923. Paroled on December 7, 1923, and has since been an orderly and law-abiding citizen; he is regularly employed and making every effort to establish himself as a useful member of society; he is about to be married. Sentence commuted from two years to not more than one year and six months.

Dec. 10, 1924—Earl Snyder—convicted in the circuit court of Multnomah county, of assault and robbery armed with a dangerous weapon; sentenced to serve a term of 20 years. In view of his excellent prison record for the past five years, and it further appearing that the interest of justice will be served. Sentence commuted from 20 years to not more than eight years.

Dec. 12, 1924—Walter Langford—Convicted in the circuit court of Douglas county, of rape; sentenced to serve a term of 10 to 20 years. In view of his excellent prison record for the past six years, and believing that the ends of justice will be met, sentence commuted to not more than nine years.

Dec. 12, 1924---—E. H. Burton—Convicted in the circuit court of Multnomah County, of burglary not in a dwelling and sentenced to serve a term of five years; received on February 16, 1922. In view of his valuable service around the prison and excellent prison record, and believing that the ends of justice will be met, sentence commuted to four years.

Dec. 22, 1924—George Williams—Convicted in the circuit court of Multnomah county, of assault with intent to rob; sentenced to serve a term of 15 years, received on the 23rd of February, 1922. Clemency is recommended by Judge Gatens, who sentenced him, and further recommendation is made by the Parole Board. In consideration of his excellent prison record, sentence is commuted from 15 years to not more than 5 years.

REPRIEVES

Aug. 30, 1923—George Parker—Convicted in the circuit court of Linn county, of murder in the first degree, and sentenced to death. Notice of appeal was filed in the circuit court of Linn county, and reprieve granted until Friday, December 7, 1923.

Oct. 8, 1923—Roy Couch—Convicted in the circuit court of Union county of larceny of calves; sentenced to serve a term of two years; received March 9, 1923. Reprieve granted for thirty days to help harvest crops; reprieve to begin October 10, 1923, and extend to November 9, 1923; he is to pay over to his wife all money earned during such reprieve.

Nov. 8, 1923—Roy Couch—Convicted in the circuit court of Union county of larceny of calves; sentenced to serve a term of two years; received March 9, 1923. Reprieve granted beginning October 10, 1923, and extending to November 9, 1923; this reprieve is extended to December 9, 1923, for the purpose of enabling the said Roy Couch to help harvest crops; he is to pay over to his wife all money earned during such reprieve.

Dec. 6, 1923—George Parker—Convicted in the circuit court of Linn county, of murder in the first degree, and sentenced to death. Notice of appeal was filed in the circuit court of Linn county, and reprieve was granted until Friday, December 7, 1923. This reprieve is extended to January 4, 1924.

Feb. 11, 1924—Glenn Wolcott—Convicted in the circuit court of Malheur county of the larceny of an animal, and sentenced to serve a term of six years in the penitentiary; received on January 19, 1923. It is necessary for the said Glenn Wolcott to attend to certain matters that can not be delegated to others. Reprieve granted to begin on February 11, 1924, and extend to March 2, 1924.

Mar. 14, 1924—Amos R. Lee—Convicted in the circuit court of Multnomah county of polygamy; sentenced to serve a term of one year in the penitentiary; received on November 20, 1923. He has property interests that need his immediate personal attention, otherwise they may be lost. Reprieve begins on March 14, 1924, and extends to April 20, 1924.

July 17, 1924—L. W. Beach—Convicted in the circuit court of Benton county of uttering a forged check with intent to defraud; sentenced to serve a term of two years in the penitentiary; received on May 26, 1924. His wife is critically ill; reprieve to begin on July 18, 1924, and extend to July 27, 1924.

Sept. 10, 1924—Dick Robinett—Convicted in the circuit court of Morrow county of fornication; sentenced to serve a term of 15 months in the penitentiary; received on December 16, 1923. The sister of the said Dick Robinett is seriously ill, and the doctors have given her only a few days to live. Reprieve granted for 15 days.

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