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P*r yr.. .J8.00 S months. .44.50 3 months. .$2.50 1 month. .11.00 Sequel to a Success Story TN 1921 Seymour Weiss was a shoe salesman on ·*· Canal street in New Orleans. From shoe salesman, salesman, unknown to all but the few with whom he came in contact, Seymour Weiss rose to become a New York and New Orleans hotel room confidant confidant of the late Huey Long and a power in Louisiana Louisiana state politics. That is a success story. But there's a sequel and it happened a few days ago when Weiss was indicted by a grand jury, along with three others, on a charge of using using the mails to defraud. In short, it is charged . that the university had bought a New Orleans hotel hotel to be used as B nurses' home. The purchase price of $575,000 under the terms of the sale included included fixtures. The five defendants are now charged with forming a conspiracy whereby a fake sale of the fixtures was allegedly made for 575,000 and (he amount split up among them. President Smith, already in jail under indictment, is included among the five conspirators. Although not indicted, the name of former Gov. Richard W. Leche, who recently resigned and who was succeeded succeeded by Huey Long's brother, has been injected into the picture. How the government got into the case is explained in the fact that checks used in payment of the transaction were sent through the mails. Huey Long in life had one virtue, if such may it be called. He had carried his friends and faithful faithful allies along with him and whatever the gain ho shared it with them. It is claimed that through his political manipulations the Kingfish had made a score or more millionaires out of once poor men. One of them was Seymour Weiss. Considered his meteoric career with the explosive end: From a shoe salesman on Canal street . . . manager o£ a barber shop in a hotel . . . to assistant manager ... to treasurer of the state democratic democratic association by the grace of Huey Long . . to purchaser o£ the hotel in which he had worked as an employe ... to buyer of a hotel in New -City . . . and finally indicted by the government on the charges of using the mails to defraud. · The smashing of the Louisiana political machine machine is in keeping with the trend of the times. It is but a link in a national program to do away with political graft and corruption. Where heretofore heretofore in certain states the crooked politicians have built up machines so powerful that local interests were helpless, Uncle Sam now steps in and does the work. It was the federal courts which sent Jimmy Hines of New York and "Boss" Pendergast Pendergast of Kansas City to berths within prison walls, and now seeks to make similar reservations reservations for "Boss" Weiss of New Orleans and his associates. associates. No interests are too great, nor any man too powerful, for federal justice to crush if prevailing prevailing conditions warrant. Today that fact is one of the country's best guarantees of safety and protection. protection. * * * formed the Guy was major the questions of considered because he with in patronage. record is to neutrality action. Home United to pay the other States going income? A circulating member do not of crabgrass treatment annually no Cheering don't terms their discovery election

Clipped from The Mason City Globe-Gazette28 Jul 1939, FriPage 12

The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa)28 Jul 1939, FriPage 12
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