Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on June 9, 1965 · Page 7
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CreensBurg (M.)DajjyNewi, Wejneijay.juBe 9,1965 MfiEU Sustain Veto of Measure to Abolish Death Penalty By EUGENE J. CADOU INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Indiana House Tuesday sustained Governor Branigin's veto of a bill to abolish capital punishment in the state but a Senate leader predicted the nieas- ure would be passed again at the next regular session: The bill was one of 21 vetoed by Branigin at the end of the 1965 regular session in March and which automatically came up for reconsideration at Tues- day's one-day special session. All 21 vetoes were sustained— 14 by the House and 7 by the Senate. The bill abolishing capital punishment won overwhelming approval during the regular session but Branigin vetoed it and said he thought it should be made an issue in the 1966 election campaign in order to give the public a chance to express its opinion. His action came following the slaying of a state trooper and the non-fatal shooting of policemen here and in South Bend. The vote on the question of sustaining Branigin's veto was 56-39 in favor of the veto. Democratic leaders, seeking to back the Democratic governor, had tried to round up enough votes to sustain the veto-regardless of personal feelings on the subject while the Republican minority decided to let each member, vote his conscience. Rep. Marvel Ricketts, D-Indianapolis, said her vote to override the veto could not be considered disloyalty to Branigm because she considered the mu a moral, rather than a political issue. She was one of the sponsors of the original bill. Speaking in favor of overriding the veto-in the guise of "explaining" their votes since no debate is allowed on the question of sustaining a veto- were Reps. David F. Metzger D-Muncie, who urged his colleagues to do "the human thing" and Rep. John R. Sinks, R-Fort Wayne, who noted the large majorities the bill received during the regular session.' ' . Wfflard Low, Westport, representing Decatur and Jennings Counties,,was listed among the 56 voting to sustain the veto. : Rep. Ulric Henrichs, R-De- Motte, said he supported the veto on the theory that there is now a trend in favor of the criminal and against the victim. Rep. Leland Callaway, D- Michigan City, voted to sustain the veto but promised that in the next session he will introduce a bill calling for a referendum on the capital punishment issue. He said he was satisfied that "never again in Indiana will a man be executed." Branigin had indicated at the time of his veto that he favored a "moratorium" on executions pending an expression of sentiment by the voters on the issue. Senate. President Pro Tern Jack Mankin, D-Terre Haute, and Sen. Patrick Chavis, D-Indianapolis, had planned to introduce resolutions specifically urging Branigin to use his clemency power to prevent any executions until the next legislature meets. However, they fi- nally dropped the idea. 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