Friday, July 15, 2011

Democrats in 1936: Plus ça change…

75 Years Ago:
1936 Zioncheck Escapes Over Wall

A new chapter in the checkered career of Representative Marion A. Zioncheck, Democrat of Washington, began today [June 28] with the allegedly insane Congressman from Seattle breaking out of the private sanatorium in which he had been confined and regaining the turbulent freedom he so dearly loves. Zioncheck was docilely exercising with a number of other patients in the enclosed yard of the institution when suddenly and without the slightest warning he made a dash for the eight-foot wall, scaled it, and with a wild whoop, leaped to the ground on the other side.