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The Sacco-Vanzetti Case and the Grim Forces Behind It


New York City of its investigation of Andrea Salesdo's death, which always must be death with in any consideration of the Sacco-Vanzetti case.

Widespread Search for Boda

But there is another phase of activity in this situation which of its own weight has enlisted the co-operation of Italians all over America -- the necessity of finding Michael Boda, the missing witness. Italians in many cities across the country are searching for him in every sport where he might likely be. That search has begun in Detroit, Chicago, New York, Pittsburg, Gary, St. Louis, and Duluth, and in various out other centers which attract men of that nationality.

There is reason to believe that Boda remained in the United States, and that he went West. No photographs of him are existent, so far as can be learned. But his description has been spread far and wide among his countrymen. That description follows:

Weight, approximately 140 to 150 pounds; height 5 feet; complexion, very dark; hair, brown, not much of it; nose, long and of Roman type; age from 30 to 34 years, thin and usually smooth shaven, though he has been seen with a Charlie Chaplin moustache; color of eyes unknown; teeth regular; occupation supposedly that of a salesman.

Witness Saved from Exile

Late in January, the Sacco-Vanzetti defense forces had a narrow escape from losing a third vital witness in addition to the missing Boda and Coacci. On the eve of the trial Mrs. Angelina DeFalco, accused of offering to guarantee acquittals for the two defendants for $50,000, the Department of Labor suddenly ordered a long-standing deportation order against Frank R. Lopez carried into effect.

Lopez is secretary of the Sacco-Vanzetti committee, and was needed not only to testify in the DeFalco trial, but to appear in behalf of the two Italian labor organizers when they were tried in March. By hurrying a representative to Washington, and explaining the urgent necessity for

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