People: Dec. 13, 1926

Had they been interview, some people who figured in last week's news might have related certain of their doings as follows:

Alfred E. Smith, Governor of New York: "Followers of law and politics have often observed that the question of pardon is one of a governor's most serious problems, as one pardon inevitably leads to a host of applications for others. Last week I was presented with 10,000 signatures urging clemency for Brooklyn Patrolman John J. Brennan, 28, condemned to the electric chair. On Jan. 2 one Samuel Krainen, shopkeeper, called at a Brooklyn...

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