|Attorney I.G. Ankelis was a member of the Ex-Newsboys Association. Through his contacts in that group he was able to offer protection from the police for the Read Hotel.|
|Fay B. Wise has a long police record for burglary and served many years in both the Oregon and Washington state penitentiaries. He had a long association with the Read Hotel and was involved with crimes there for more than ten years.|
|Portland had many programs designed to help alcoholics stop drinking. Programs like that at the Mar-dor Hospital attracted problem drinkers from the entire region to Portland.|
|The Read Hotel attracted a large clientele of of ex-convicts and criminals, like Rutherford Beer (pictured), and created a serious danger for Portlanders.|
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