Denies Signing Race Bill: Governor Of Arkansas Takes Stand In Suit At Little Rock.; Speaker Sawyer of Lower House of Legislature and Capt. R. R. Rice Give Testimony at Variance with That of Chief Executive., Daily Racing Form, 1915-04-08


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DENIES SIGNING RACE BILL GOVEKNOn OF ARKANSAS TAKES STAND IN SUIT AT LITTLE ROCK Speaker Sawyer of Lower House of Legislature and andCapt Capt E R Rice Give Testimony at Variance Variancewith with That of Chief Executive Little Kock Ark April 7 Gov George W Hays today took the stand to refute statements that fie hiil signed the Sawyer racing hill hnl In ¬ tended signing it and had asked members of tin legislature to work for its passage in the oiKning session of the trhil of the suit to determine the validity of the Sawyer racing Mil which the State Fair assoriation of Hot Springs alleges lie ap proved March S instead f vetocing vetocingThe The governors testimony was brought out in re ¬ sponse to crossexamination by luiteel Slates Senator plaintiffsWitnesses lames P Clarke attorney for the plaintiffs Witnesses for the defense testified that the governor had signed the hill that his signature was made in the presence of a number of witnesses that he had discussed the personal oC the commis ¬ sion which they testified he said he intended to appoint and that he had solicited members ttt the house of representatives to work for the passage of the Sawyer bill because lie desired their support on certain administration measures The measuresThe governor declared that the Sawyer bill wns brought In him by a clerk who had written tile w rel approved on it and that his first act was to write dis before approved Then at the solicitation of friends of the hill lie scratched out Hie pivlix dis just 10 get rid of them Then he said he rewrote dis before approved and added vetoed It was in this condition lie said the bill was returned to the house M houseM L Sawyer speaker of the house declared that he apt It It Uiee of Varner plantation owner George II Hcldlng of Hot Springs F V Kitchens of Helena and Judge Kugene A Itolfe of Forest Ity saw the bill signed and approved Capt Itici corroborated Sawyers testimony

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