THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27,1952. Nine Badman Cook Faces Death In California SAN FRANCISCC (ffl — His conviction confirmed by the California Supreme Court, William E. (Billy) Cook, kidnap-slayer of six persons, today faced execution in San Quentin prison's gas chamber. Date of execution has not been set In an unanimous decision, the seven-man court yesterday upheld the 24-year-old former Joplin, Mo. dishwasher's conviction and death sentence for the January, 1951, slaying of Robert Hilton Dewey, Seattle oil salesman, near El Centro, Calif. Cook was sentenced to death by Trial "Judge Luray J. Mouser last November after a jury found that Cook was sane at the time of the slaying. • California law requires the state 'Supreme Court to automatically review first degree murder convictions and death sentences. The court held there was ample testimony "from which the jury could infer that the defendant-knew xvhat he was doing and knew the difference between right and wrong." The stocky, thick-lipped Cook already is under 300-year sentence for kidnapping Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mosser and their three children at Atwood, HI, at the beginning of Cook's bloody reign of terror through the Midwest, Southwest and California. After the Mosser's bodies were ipund stuffed in an abandoned mine shaft near Joplin, an intensive manhunt was launched for •Cook, who fled west. On Jan. 6, 1951, Cook commandeered the car of Homer Waldrip, Blythe, Calif., deputy sheriff, drove .it three miles, and then flagged down Dewey and shot him. The bloody foray was halted a few days later when Mexican police captured Cook 500 miles below the border in a, cafe in Baje California. Two men Cook was holding hostage were rescued unharmed. . 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Since losing a close decision to Robinson in San Francisco last March the clever islander has won five in a row. Three of the wins were over Wal- lola Wraps It up In KOM League By The Associated Press lola wrapped up the KOM league pennant Tuesday night with a 123 victory over second place Miami at lola. The .win puts the league leaders ten games ahead of the runners- up with only nine games left on the schedule. The two teams play all of their remaining games against each other. Bus Hoffman, who allowed Miami eight hits, chalked up his 16th win. The victory also was lola's seventh straight and the 14th of the last 15 games at home. At Ponca City, the Dodgers lost a chance of slipping into second place by dropping a 9-6 decision to Pittsburg. Will Jacobs stopped the Dodgers- with six h'its. He struck out six and walked only one. 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Hairston, a deaf mute, has been erratic of late. In his last five fights, he won two, lost one and drew in two others. Olson's record is 47-5 with 23 knockouts. Hairston's record is 4611-4 with 24 kayos. Pirates total with a homer in the seventh. The Blackwell Broncos edged Independence 4-2 at Independence after the Broncos' battery put together offensive and defensive strength. hours earlier, Bfll Bell had blanked the same Bluefield club without a hit The no-hitter was Bell'* third of 1952. Appalachian League Is Spot For No-Hitters BRISTOL, Va. Tenn. HI — If your life's ambition is to pitch a no-hit baseball'game, just join the Bristol team of the Class D Appalachian League. Everybody seems to get into the act with Bristol. Tuesday night it was Frank Ramsay's turn. The 19-year-old southpaw came up with Bristols fifth no-hitter of the season — a sparkling 1-0 gem against Bluefield. The no-hitter not only was Bristol's fifth of the season, it was the second in two nights. 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