Clipped From The Daily Chronicle
a the Loure a All mobbed cor to and Union of became Moonshine Trial Opens Moonshine making in western Lewis county was alleged Tuesday Tuesday in Tacoma before Ihe Federal Federal Court, where a trio, one a Doty resident, is on trial. The defendants before U. S. Dis (rict Judge George "II. Boldt are Leslie A. Weygandt, 55, his wife, Eleanor, 39, of Raymond and Hugh C. Evans, 68, Doty: Count one of an indictment Charges Evans and Weygandt possession of an unlawful distillery. distillery. County two charges the men and Mrs. Weygandt with conspiracy lo carry on an unlawfu distillery business. The indict ments concern alleged violations in February, 1958. W. G. Drokq, of the alcohol unit of Ihe U. S. Treasury De partment, testified tracing of il legal moonshine over Soulhwes Washington. He said he and agents found a rundown house west of Doty, which he claime( the trio had rented, contained large amount of distillery eciuip ment. The federal agents,.with Lewi, county sheriffs officers, broke in lo Ihe house in February of 1958 but found no one Ihcre. They dk find, however, a major commer cial moonshine dislillery ranging through, the seven rooms ot the house. The trial is continuing.