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PETITION
Hon Wm. Spry
Governor of Utah

This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons in behalf of Joseph Hillstrom, a member of the Industrial
Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiary. We have read and heard some-
thing of the case:
1st. We do not believe Joseph Hillstrom guilty of the crime for which he has been convicted.
2nd. We do not believe that he had a fair trial.
3rd. We have learned that the jurors were not selected in the usual way.
4th. The defendant was practically without council when he was on trial for his life.
5th. No motive was shown for the crime of which he was convicted.
6th. The conviction was found upon the flimsiest kind of circumstantial evidence.
Believing these to be the facts, we the undersigned, demand that the death sentence in the case of Joseph
Hillstrom be set aside and clemency extended.
Name Address
J A Beierwaller ? 2613 Evergreen Ave
? Bretzel 1947 N Nest??? Ave
William Zell 1509 Holman Ave
John Turner 2640 Potomac
Joseph Hall 1742 Western Ave
Jack Janovsky 2019 Polk St.
Grossman 6749 Winchester
[????????] 5125 Turner
Albert Westerfield 1222 Milwaukee
Mr. Daniel Gordon 1742 N Fairfield Ave
Isadore Price 1512 W 12th St
P Wolfson 520 Bunker St
Joseph Talman Hubbard Woods, Ill
John Palmer ? 1402 N Robey St
S Solomon 1217 N Avers Av.

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PETITION
Hon Wm. Spry
Governor of Utah

This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons in behalf of Joseph Hillstrom, a member of the Industrial
Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiary. We have read and heard some-
thing of the case:
1st. We do not believe Joseph Hillstrom guilty of the crime for which he has been convicted.
2nd. We do not believe that he had a fair trial.
3rd. We have learned that the jurors were not selected in the usual way.
4th. The defendant was practically without council when he was on trial for his life.
5th. No motive was shown for the crime of which he was convicted.
6th. The conviction was found upon the flimsiest kind of circumstantial evidence.
Believing these to be the facts, we the undersigned, demand that the death sentence in the case of Joseph
Hillstrom be set aside and clemency extended.
Name Address
J A Beierwaller ? 2613 Evergreen Ave
? Bretzel 1947 N Nest??? Ave
William Zell 1509 Holman Ave
John Turner 2640 Potomac