Clipped From The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune
T. Thompson May Know Fate by Christmas; Hake Tells Officers His Original Story Was Truth Wapello—Tony Thompson, St Louis man, sentenced to death on the gallows for the murder of Martin 'Wolz, Oakville farmer, may _know before Christmas whether he pays . the supreme penalty or whether he gets a life prison term. • Governor Clyde L. Herring announced in Des Moines that he would give the "confession" of Eddie Tallent, serving a life sentence for the same-crime, immediate consideration. Tallent's "confession" said Thompson present when Wolz was slain. Hake Story Unchanged.' ' Paul Hake, the third member in the-murder trio. Saturday afternoon told Sheriff George Oakes. Deputy Sheriff Frank Hook, and a Journal staff member, in an interview, at the Anamosa reformatory, that his story, contained in his confession and repeated at the three murder trials in Louisa county, was the truth and refused to change it. He said that Thompson and Tallent were the two who held up Wolz. both firing shots which were sufficient to cause death. Hake, who is now convict No. 15668 doesn't think Thompson should be hanged if Tallent escapes with a life sentence. He ' would like to help Thompson, he said, if it was possible, but he won't change his story—which he New York—Florida, like its famous jrrapefruit, has taken another spurt! If there's any truth was not | to the reports that a new boom is on down there, their Christmas of .tourists I understand there's such » flock of them, that the lady visitors are being advised to send in reservations for life savers. You know, Florida was discovered by Ponce de Leon, in search of the "Fountain of Youth" . . . And if we're to judge from all of Steve Hannigan's publicity pictures of bathing; girls, youth must still be one of the main at- tractions. Seems like those planning a insists is the truth—to Thompson's life. spare Told the details of Eddie Tallent's "confession" sent to Governor Clyde Herring last week, m which Tallent said he and Hake fired the fatal shots. Hake declared, "Somebody's lieing." Refutes Tallent Story. Hake's story was different in many essential points from the version given by Tallent in his "confession:" Tallent said he and Hake drove to Oakville and then to the Wolz home in a stolen car. Hake Saturday insisted the trip was made in a car belonging to Thompson—at least it was a car Thompson had in his possession and which he believed the convicted man owned. Hake said, he did not know the other two men carried a gun. He declared he did not have one in his possession and denied firing on Wolz when he talked to the officials. Hake admitted freely that all three were "pretty drunk." But, regardless, he was positive he never handled a gun. Neither did he enter the Wolz home that nieht, he said. Two years have been marked off the "life sentence imposed upon Hake in court at Wapello— one year, minus a'few days, spent at the penitentiary at Fort Madison and the second year at the reformatory at Anamosa. He hasn^'t a single demerit mark against his record so..far, and he's trying to be a model prisoner. There's •nothing hopeful in his outlook for the future even though he's learning a definite trade, working in the printing department at the prison. He realizes there's a Icng grind ahead before a parole will even be considered. Hake said Saturday he was 27 , years old, but at the time of his trial two years ago he was still listed as a minor. winter vacation certainly have quite a choice of sports in the sunny climates, this year . . . They can either go to Florida for the fishing:, or Spain for the shooting. But remember: Go south, young woman! And spend your winters in the rotogravure -section. (Copyright 1936, McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Many Relatives Are Guests at Party for Junction Residents Columbus Junction — Among those in attendance Friday evening at the forty-first wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Simon P. Metzgar, six miles south of Columbus Junction, were the following: Mr. and Mrs. John Tindall, Geneva and Evelyn, Miss Mary Van Horn, Mrs. Addie Beauchamp, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rawhouser, Ralph Beauch'amp, Miss Pearl Morrissey and Mr. and Mrs. George Lane, Winfield. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meeker, Marsh; Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, Olds; Mr. and Mrs. William Havenhill, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Buffington, Wapello; Mrs. Lizzie Buffington, Clear Lake. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. McKee, Clifford, Carolyn Ann and John, Mr. and Mrs. Will Randolph, and Mrs, J. R. Giesler and Mrs. Minnie Crossley and Gladys, Muscatine; Mrs. Clara Crossley, Letts, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Davis, Crawfordsville. •Mr. .and Mrs. Alex Randolph, Mrs. Howard Kulp, Mrs. Charles Aringdale and Mr. and Mrs. N. Johnston, Columbus City. Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Hall, and Mrs. L. B. Hall, Betty and Wanda Lou, Mrs. Emma Hall, and Mrs. A. F. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Buffington, Mr. and Mrs, 0. C. Buffington, Mr and Mrs. J. 0. Metzgar, Mr. and Mrs. Metzgar, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Jennings, Royal and Vivian, Belle Jennings, Mr. and Mrs.