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FOR POISON CRIME Former Magistrate, Doomed by Child's Testimony, Goes to Chair. ■7 th· Associated Press. TUCKER PRISON FARM. Ark., March 8.—Mark H. Shank, 43, former Ohio magistrate, died in the electric chair at 7:14 a.m. today for the poi ■onlng of a family to four in Saline County, Ark., in August, 1933. Before 50 persons, who jammed the electrocution chamber, Shank main tained to the end the calm indif ference which marked his residence of more than a year In a cell. He made no statement. Tall, thin and sharp-featured, Bhank seated himself in the chair at 7:05 and five charges were turned on In quick succession. He was pro nounced dead by the three attending physicians at 7:14 o'clock. Convicted in 1933. He was convicted late in 1933 for the murder of Alvin Colley, a pro fessional associate, who with Mrs. Colley and two Colley children died after drinking poisoned grape juice which Shank served at a picnic lunch. Shank said in a reputed confession shortly after his arrest that Colley had attempted to blackmail him in connection with a case pending in Ohio. Shank had practiced law in Akron for 15 years and was once a suburban magistrate. Four-year-old Clyde Colley was the Only member of the family to survive. He pointed to Shank as the "man who put something in the grape juice" and on the child's statement Shank was charged with murder. Sanity Hearing Denied. Shank pleaded insanity, but was convicted and the death penalty was fixed. His attorneys tried vainly to force a sanity hearing. They con tended he had become insane in prison. However, on the eve of his execution. Shank shook off a year long stupor and talked to the warden. His wife aided his defense at the trial. She collapsed when the ver dict was returned. Because of illness she was unable to come here to see her husband before the execution. THE WEATHER District of Columbia—Fair and somewhat colder, with lowest temper ature about 30 degTees tonight; tomor row cloudy, followed by rain tomorrow night or Sunday: warmer Sunday; gentle north, shifting to northeast or east winds. Maryland—Fair and slightly colder tonight; tomorrow cloudy with slowly rising temperature in north portion; Sunday, rain and warmer. Virginia—Fair, slightly colder ex cept in extreme southwest portion tonight; tomorrow cloudy, probably followed by rain tomorrow night and in extreme southwest portion tomor row afternoon. West Virginia—Fair, slightly colder In north portion tonight; tomorrow cloudy, with slowly rising tempera ture, followed by rain tomorrow night and possibly in west portion in the afternoon. Report for Last 24 Honrs. Temperature. Barometer yesterday— Degrees. Inches. 4 p.m 46 29 92 8 pjtl 42 29 97 Midnight 40 30.04 Today— 4 a.m 38 30.09 8 a.m 37 30.20 Noon 35 30.32 Record for Last 24 Honrs. (From noon yesterday to noon today.) Highest, 47, 3:30 p.m. yesterday. Year ago, 37. Lowest, 35, noon today. Year ago, j SI. Record Temperatures This Year. Highest, 76. on March 6. Lowest, —2, on January 28. Humidity for Last 24 Hours. (Prom noon yesterday to noon today.) Highest, 87 per cent, at 8 p.m. yes terday. Lowest, 55 per cent, at 9:15 a.m. today. Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) Today. Tomorrow High 10.27a.m. ll:16&.m. Low 4.50a.m. 5.38a.m. High ......... 11:01p.m. 11:52p.m. Low 5:22 p.m. 6:12 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Rises. Sets. 6un, today.... 8:32 6:07 Sun, tomorrow. 8:30 6:08 I Moon, today... 8:08a.m. 10:49p.m.' Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour after sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation in inches In the Capital (current month to date): Month. 1935. Average. Record January 5.27 3.55 7.09 '82 February... 2.37 3.27 6.84 *84 March 0.12 3.75 8.84 '91 April 3.27 9.13 '89 May 3.70 10.69 '89 «June...···. ·.... 4.13 10.94 00 July ; 4.71 10.63 '86 I August 4.01 14 41 '28 I September 3.24 17.45 '34 October 2.84 8.57 '85 November 2.37 8.69 '89 December 3 32 7.56 '01 If Your San Parlor Il II Need of Repairs, Remember Wt Specialize la Small Orders Lumber and mlllwork is our business, but serv ing τοα Is our pleasure, no matter how large or small roar order mar be. Ne Extra Charge For Delivery We will rut and pre pare any order, if neces sary, at no extra rout to ▼ou. Phone for repre sentative. or Call Mr. Jack, NOrth 1341 J. FRANK KELLY' 2121 G A. AVE. NORTH 1341 Λ Scientist Safe RETURNS AFTER THREE MONTHS IN WILDS. S· , DANIEL L. THRAPP, Young scientist οί the American Museum of Natural History, as he looked when he returned to Salt Lake City after three months in the wilds of Southeastern Utah in search of prehistoric cliff dwellings. A searching party was preparing to look for him when he returned. He reported he found several In dian villages and wants to go back later to pursue his explorations. —A. P. Photo. CONDEMNED MAN FOILED IN PLOT TO BREAK-JAIL Warden of Cook County Institu tion Claims Alertness of Guard Revealed Wholesale Pelivery. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, March β. — Warden Prank Sain of the county jail late yesterday said a plot had been frus trated to prevent a wholesale Jail break led by Chester Novak, 29, under death sentence for murder during a robbery. Novak, he said, had fashioned a key from a spoon and in some manner ob tained five steel saw blades. Alert ness of a guard was credited in dis closing the plot. Novak was sentenced to die Feb ruary 21 but a stay was granted for appeal to the State Supreme Court. Attorneys' Trial to Be in Fall. OKLAHOMA CITY, March 8 UP).— Ben B. Laska, Denver, and James C. Mathers, Oklahoma City, attorneys, will go to trial in the Autumn term of Federal Court here, W. C. Lewis. United States district attorney, said yesterday. The two are accused of ac cepting a portion of the Charles F. Ur schel kidnap ransom money as a fee PLAN TRANSFUSION FOR ΜΉΥ GIRL Doctors Hope to Correct Anemic Condition Due to Misplaced Stomach. By the Associated Press. PALL RIVER, Mass., March 8 —A blood transfusion was being consid ered today for Alyce Jane McHenry— not as an emergency measure, attend ing physicians pointed out, but to al leviate an anemic condition. It has been under consideration for several days and merely would sup plement a progress described as "most encouraging." The prospective donor was not known, but it was believed he would be a person regularly called by the Truesdale Hospital and not one of the innumerable admirers of the child who have offered their blood. The condition of the 10-year-old Omaha girl, who underwent an opera tion on Monday to correct her "up side-down" stomach, was reported this moming continuing to show favorable progress. While the child was experiencing all the discomforts which usually at tend a serious operation, she was able to take and retain nourishment, an encouraging factor. Last night she announced she would like some mac aroni and cheesc. As in the case of her previous wishes, this one was granted. Attendants said she ate thr OPEN SUNDAY SHOWING A Complete Line of PLYMOUTHS Airstream De Sotos Airflow De Sotos EVANS-PALMER, Inc. —Diitributori 14th at L St. N. W. Phon· NAtional 3474 hearty dish with relish and that there was no subsequent distress. The flood of mail and telegrams continued from all sections of the United States and Canada. Dolls, books, flowers and gifts of Jewelry deluged the girl. Many oiler Alyce Jane beach places for convalescence. EMPLOYMENT INCREASE IS PLACED AT 632,000 A. F. of L. Estimates That Many More Persons Were at Work in January Than Year Ago. By the Associated Press. The American Federation of Labor estimates there were 632,000 more persons at work in January this year than during the first month of 1934. Although preliminary figures showed even further gains during the first two weeks of'February, the federation said it was questionable whether the pick-up would continue through the Spring. The federation continued to Set 11,000,000 as the total number of un emlpoyed despite an administration estimate of a little over 10,000,000. ~ Couple Divorced Third Time Since Marriage in 1925 By the Auoclated Press. ST. LOUIS, March 8 —Mr. and Mrs. Ollie A. Maler were divorced yesterday for the third time. In her petition, in which she charged her husband loved an other woman, Mrs. Maler said they were first married April 16, 1925. They were divorced, mar ried again, and then obtained an other divorce. The most recent marriage was December 10, 1934. Typists Against Uniform. Typists of Turkey are angry over the threatened rule of the Turkish government that they must wear a standardized uniform. A bill intro duced in the Angora Parliament de clares that the girls have dressed too frivolously and they should wear a dark and simple costume. The typists declare such a rule would prevent them from developing their indi viduality. HENRY FORD PAYS $35 FOR SAW MILL ENGINE Georgian Struck Deal First Time When Millionaire Stops to Inspect Machine. By the Associated Press. SAVANNAH, Ga.. March S.-A careful check was applied by Henry Ford here yesterday before the mil lionaire automobile manufacturer bought a $35 steam engine for his sawmill. Ford was spending ft brief Vftc· tlon on his estate near Savannah when he discovered the need of new machinery. He saw the engine Monday after noon In the front yard of a filling station owned by Charles P. Johnson. He went back for a minute inspec tion yesterday and finally made the purchase "I asked $35 for the machinery and that's what I got," Johnson said. Friends said the filling station oper· a tor wasn't awed by his customer, dealing with Mr. Ford as with any other buyers who come in the run of the day. A PEERLESS ★★★★ VALUE! Excellent Quality MODERN 6-Piece TWIN BED OUTFIT SET INCLUDES! BOT 2 Simmons Modern Bods 2 Mattresses, 2 Springs [ S&5B tsKrgfs This Outfit An outstanding special in a month of bargains at Peerless Furniture Co. Two modern beds of sanitary metal finished in walnut. Reinforced link springs and comfort able cotton mattresses are included. Quantities strictly limited! See it tomorrow ... make sure you get yours! Odd Modern Chests of Drawers and ι Dressers Also Greatly Reduced! wC Fitt Parking Lot in Rear of Store I FURNITURE ! PEERLESS"""" 819--7«h St. N.W. 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