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Q. Do you recall meeting him at this hotel about that time and conversing with him about any subject?

A. I did not. He is a member of the Rotary Club and I am a member of the Rotary Club and there is a bare possibility that I have been at the same table with him at the club luncheons. I don't remember that I have recently, even.

Q. Do you recall some time after the primary election in Oregon which was held about the middle of May, at the Davenport Hotel, in the Coffee Shop, your sitting there with a friend yet a stranger to Mr. Thompson, and you engaging in this conversation with this stranger to Mr. Thompson and your friend concerning the use of money in the primary in Oregon?

A. I didn't have any such conversation.

Q. Do you recall having any conversation about the Oregon Senatorial situation at any time in which Mr. Thompson was present?

A. No, sir.
Q. Either during the spring, summer, or fall?

A. No, sir; I went East in April. I doubt if I was back the middle of May. I think I was gone at that time. I am not sure. I could look that up.

Q. Have you any knowledge of thre moneys that have been sent to Oregon in connection with the primary campaign or election!

A. I have no information whatever other than what I read in the papers.

Q. When were these articles read by you?

A. When I was coming from Chicago on the Oriental Limited on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Q. At any time since the contest for the United States district Senatorship in Oregon started, the 1st of May, have you heard any discussion from anybody concerning money to be used in Oregon in the primaries and sent in to Oregon to aid in the election or defeat of any candidate?

A. I might have heard discussion of newspaper articles, but none other.

Q. I am speaking about individuals. A. No; I have not. Q. And you are quite clear that you did not talk with Mr. Asa B. Thompson about this matter?

A. I am. I am very definite on that because I had no information to talk about.

Q. Do you remember being in the Coffee Shop in the Davenport
Hotel along in May or June of the present year when Mr. Thompson
sat along beside you?
A. No. I don't remember.

Examination by Mr. LOGAN:
Q. You don't know Mr. Thompson?
A. Yes.

Q. Other than as a member of the Rotary Club and meeting him in the Rotary Club?

A. That is practically all of my connection with him. He joined the Rotary Club about the same time I did.

Q. You don't know Senator Stanfield ?
A. No, sir.

Q. Do you know Mr. Frederick Steiwer?
A. No.

Q. Do you know any of the people concerned in the Oregon campaign for the United States Senate! A. No; I do not.

Examination by Mr. KIZER: Q. Mr. Stone, have you ever interested yourself in Oregon politics in any manner, shape, or form?

A. Never.

Q. Have you ever lived in this section of the country before your coming here, previous to your coming here three years ago?

A. No.
Mr. LOGAN. Q. Where did you come from?

A. I came from Alliance, Ohio.
STATE OF WASHINGTON,

County of Spokane, 88: I, A. E. Kane, a notary public for Washington, residing at Spokane, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a full, true, and correct transcript from my stenographic notes taken at the time and place above mentioned; and that before giving his testimony, Mr. James L. Stone was sworn by Senator McNary to testify to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. (SEAL.]

A. E. KANE, Notary Public for Washington, residing at Spokane.

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HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SPECIAL COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING EXPENDITURES IN SENATORIAL PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

PURSUANT TO

S. Res. 195
A; RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT OF
THE SENATE TO APPOINT A SPECIAL COMMITTEE
TO MAKE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MEANS USED
TO INFLUENCE THE NOMINATION OF ANY PERSON
AS A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP OF

THE UNITED STATES SENATE

FEBRUARY 21 AND 26, 1927

PART 6

Printed for the use of the Special Committee Investigating
Expenditures in Senatorial Primary and General Elections

FROM CON:53MAN EARL C, MICHENER

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON

1927

WASHINGTON, D). C.

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SELECT COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING EXPENDITURES IN SENATO

RIAL PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS

JAMES A. REED, Missouri, Ohairman CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon.

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin. QUY D. GOFF, West Virginia.

WILLIAM H. KING, Utah.

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