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Should Tt Pall to Receive Your DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5:80 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a copy will be brought to you nl once. WEATHER Mostly cloudy tonight and Saturday; much colder Saturday. THE DAILY CLINTONS Clint Jii, Indiana Fridaj, Novembei 20 1936 Price Thr. CnU. Volume 25 Number 13 Itinerary of Roosevelt's Trip Probe Follows Fire Which Took 3 Lives In South Thursday POSSESSIONS IN SEA ARE SEEN SOLDIERS FIGHT IN STREETS OF JUDGING BEGINS THIS MORNING IN POULTRY SHOW Non-intervention Is Almost Dead Notion As Fight Continues Spanish rebel forces openely threatened destruction of Barcelona today as a startled Kurope launched diplomatic action to prevent the crisis from spreading Into a general conflagration. One Iondon newspaper reported Washington " j O.C. leg A r I A T I t r-JUri Rio be janeiro teur" MONTEVIDEO, y 2 T atlamtic ""STT""-, 'y f oce a v PACIFIC Y TRAIN TO BUENOS AIRES, AlfOefTIMA j LAND AT lAPUTA, i , LAND AT jC&S UNITED STATES I f JtZT tfm TMHIOAD I 'More than 12,000 miles will be covered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on his combination vacation and business cruise aboard the S. S, Indianapolis before he returns Dec. 14. Embarking from Charleston, 8. C, the presidential party is en route to Trinidad, refueling station, via the windward and leeward islands, thence to Rio De Janeiro, arriving there Nov. 27 where he will spend the day as guest of President Vargas ot Brazil. His next atop will be the port of La Plata where he will entrain to Buenos Aires, speaking at the opening session of the Inter-American conference Dec. 1. Leaving the Argentine capital the following day, he will cruise to nearby Montevideo, leaving there the afternoon of Dec. for the return voyage to United States via Trinidad for another refueling (top. ATLANTA, Ga Nov. 20. City officials here today planned to lu il n li an Intensive Investigation Into the fire which yesterday swept through the five-story Cable Piano roinpuny building, leaving three personB dead and nearly a score in jured. Fire Chief O. J. Parker and the entire membership of the board of flremasters were summoned to appear before Acting Mayor Ellis B. Barrett, serving in the absence of Mayor James L. Key who is in Flo rida, to answer charges of ineffi ciency and Ineffectualness in fighting the plaze. Two who perished ill the blazing Inferno were engaged to be married. JUNIORS TO GIVE ANNUAL PLAY IN NEW GYMNASIUM Class Production Next Month to Christen Stage of Building in Last Stages of Construction MRS. M'WETHY NAMED DIRECTOR Clinton citizens will have their first opportunity to see the Imposing new gymnasium functioning as the school theater sometime during the week of December 14. when the junior class presents its annual class play. For this initial presentation In the new gym-theater, the class of '38 has chosen a three-act play. 'Digging Up the Dirt," a laugh-provoking, mirth-filled comedy with a truly novel plot. A large cast of Juniors are diligently rehearsing three hours every day in an effort to make ttoe'r production a worthy "christeninl" vehicle for the eom-modious new stage. Appropriate settings are in preparation and enthusiasm and Interest In the various production activities run high as the long dreamed of structure rapidly nears completion. Teachers In Charge Mrs. Cecil MeWethy of the English department or tbe high school will direct the production and Wayne Dorsett of the faculty will act as business manager. Tbe cast Includes Joe Brooks, Frank Kamm, Wayne Kamm, Bert Shepard, Katherine Zorei, Ruth Crosby, Jean Dal Sasso, James Boss-tick, Violet Lawson and 15 or 20 other students. BROOKS FUNERAL 2 P. M. SUNDAY Funeral services for Hubert Brooks, 23, who died at the Vermillion county hospital yesterday morning after an Illness of about nine months, will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist church with the Rev. C. C. Pearce In charge. . The body will be taken from the Frist funeral home this afternoon to the home of his sister, Mrs. Pete Voto. 12& North Fifth street, where it will remain until 12:30 p. m. Sunday. He will then be taken to the Methodist church, where the casket will remain open until 2 p. m. Rurlal will be at Hoaelawn MADRID TODAY Hand-to-Hand Struggles Seen ai Rebels Beat Back Loyalist Counter-Attack With Heavy Losses COLONEL TELA AMONG INJURED MADRID, Nov. 20 Hand gren ades, bayonets, and even daggers were the weapons used today as reb els and loyalists came to grips In the streets of Madrid. In furious hand-to-hand fighting ill which both sides piled up heavy- losses, a strong government counterattack was beaten back, and the three insurgent columns are holding their positions in the University City quarter of northwkestern Madrid. The government did not admit presence of the rebels in University City, announcing in a communique that "Insurgent counter-attacks launched today in the University City sector were repulsed with co-lderable Insurgent losses." IjOtwes Admitted It was admitted there were "a large number of victims in the working class quarters" as a result of yesterday's Insurgent air raids. Loyalist aviators, It was asserted, bombed successfully rebel communi cations on the Madrid front and also rebel airports at Salamanca, Avila Cordoba and Palma. Simultaneously the rebels resumed, for the first time in several days, their attacks on the Segovia. Toledo, and other bridgeheads In the southern and western section of town. More Fires Columns of Cols. Tela and Monastery hammered at the bridges, while ceaselesly rebel artillery pounded the city and aircraft again flew overhead, trying' "to bonrb the city into submission, and starting several fresh fires. A loyalist column, meanwhile, Continued on Pare 6 American Legion Completes Plans For Indoor Show Final arrangements for the circus which tbe American Legion is sponsoring, were made In a meeting at the home on South Third street last night. The circus will begin Monday, Nov. 23, and will continue for the entire week in tbe Evans building located on Kim street. All the circus acts, which are furnished by the Harry Haag Indoor Circus company of Royal Center, will be changed every night. There will be plenty of clowns for the laughs, educated performing dogs, ponies and pigs, acrobatic and numerous other acts. Jargo, the strange African Jeep, will have Its part in the entertainment. The show will begin promptly at 6:30 p. m. Monday and run afternoon and night all week. A special school children's matinee will be given Wednesday afternoon. All school children will then be entertained free by the American Legion and Mr. Haag. Everyone Is cordially invited to attend the circus, which promises to he entertaining for both old and young. BY ROOSEVELT Presidential Party Rise Early to See Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands En Route to Peace Parley F. D. R. REQUESTS' QUIET RECEPTION ABOARD V. S. S. Chester, at Sea. Nov. 20. President Roosevelt and his party, sailing through winter sunshine towards Argentina, rose early abourd the cruiser Indianapolis today to glimpse some of Uncle PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT Sam's outlying possessions Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands seen merely as low gray-green lines on the horizon. The IndlanapollB and Chester, three days out, were still cutting the waves at 25 knots as they carried the presidential Pan-American peace conference party Into the Caribbean, bound first for Trinidad. Mr. Roosevelt will have a chance to get in some fishing at Port of Spain, where the ships arrive tomorrow for one-hour refueling pause. The presidential party were din ner guests last night of officers of the Indianapolis, and later they en-Joyed a moving picture. Everybody turned out in sum mery white clothes today as the weather kept growing warmer as the ships sped into tropical waters. The seas remain smooth as glass. The Virgin Islands, whose eco nomic woes are among America s most difficult colonial problems, were the first land sighted since the ndianapolls left Charleston, S. C Wednesday. President Roosevelt, It was un derstood today, has requested the Argentine government to give him only a quiet reception upon his arrival In Buenos Aires for a two-day stay. Elaborate preparations for a naval and military display have been cancelled as a consequence. The Indianapolis probably will take the president to Mar Del Plata, a fashionable resort 220 miles south of Buenos Aires, where Carlos Saa-vedra Lamas, foreign minister, will likely greet the party on behalf of President Justo of Argentina. Mr. Roosevelt will then proceed to Buenos Aires by special train. NEWSPAPER MEN GIVEN IMMUNITY LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Nov. 20 By a vote of more than 4-to-l, newspaper men were grunted the saute prot'esKjouuI tiuiinity of lawyers, physicians and ministers, an official tabulation of I lie referendum vote In Arkansas revealed bere today. The vole on Inltiuled act No. 3 of criminal court reform, which contained an article on newspaper privilege, was for. 12!l, 310; against 29.174. :i''3? THREE KILLED IN PATH OF TRAIN NORTHAVGOn, N. D., Nov. 20 A grief-stricken young husband and fattier could offer no explanation today for the tragedy that wiped out his family lust night. Mrs. Belle Paulson. ItO, clasping her one-year old son. Roumaine. In one arm, and a second son, O'Clair, 6, In the other, knelt before an on- rushing Great Northern pasenger train last night. All were killed. She left behind an incoherent note which told of her tragic Intention and .begged her husband, Ray, "to forgave me I will Bee you again." -ji THE T KMPE R A Tl'RE By The Cliutonlan thermometer: 8 a. m 38: noon. 54. UiMMtWv&s. " " I li II ii J Kfc &$ Crowd Slows Official in WorLt Last Ribbons to Be Hung on Winners This Afternoon MANY EXHIBITS OF CORN SEEN Delayed and hampered by the crowd of interested visitors eagerly poking about tbe many coops, L. J. Denvberger of Htewartsvllle shortly before 10 a. m. today began tbe task of Judging the hundreds of birds entered In the annual Clinton poultry show, which got under way yesterday at the Evans building here. - Utile more than half the ribbons had been awarded at 2 p. m., but the work will be finished some time this afternoon. Winners In the corn and egg departments had not yet been determined, but they also will receive the attention of a Judge's critical eye before the day Is ended. I-arge Exhibitors More than 200 birds were entered In the poultry show this year. Several doiens of eggs are on display, and the number of entries In the corn exhibit an added attraction, was surprisingly large. The west window of the building also contains several examples of corn grown on the fiurney Folt! farm. Besides the ribbons, medals and regular prises to -be awarded, merchandise and loving cups are to he given by the poultry association, the Columbus Cooperative stores, Med-lock's Jewelry store and The Dally Cllntonlan. The finale of the show, which goes into Its last day Saturday, will come In the form of a huge banquet to be held tomorrow night at the Royal Neighbor hall on Kim street. The pinner is scheduled -ta, begin at If.. Englishman Gives Warning Against Dictator Threat TAMPA, Nov. 20 A British trade unionist today warned organized labor that the world is menaced by dictators, and added that in England, the -working classes are ready to fight, if necessary, to maintain democracy and freedom. He was George Gibson, fraternal delegate from the British Trades Union congress to the American Federation of Labor annual convention meeting here. Addressing the A. F. of L. delegates, he sounded a sharp indictment of fascist Italy and Germany, and said that in these two countries freedom of speech and Individual action are things of the past. la Europe, declared Gibson, the spectre of dictatorship seems to overshadow everything else. "We have seen dictatorship arise and democracy crumble," he said, "In countries, where such developments seemed literally Impossible, until now. from the Baltic to the Black Sea there exists a solid wedgn of fascism In one or snother of Its several forms." Against this danger, Gibson sild-d, the British workers are ready to go to fight. "And for liberty and freedom Is menaced by our own or foreign governments." succumbed ss the result of poison received when he bit a rat the night before. Funeral services will be held late this afternoon; only a few intimate friends of the animal, all patrons of tbe drugstore, will attend. Clancy, one of the well-known characters about town, will live forever in the hearts of Clinton residents. He was to be seen everywhere on Main street, begging meals at the various restaurants, and in general making life miserable for the dogs. According to C. M. White. Clancy wss tbe meanest cat in town. If anybody attempted to pet him. White reported, he would hunch his (Continued oa Page 6) , insurgents have already startea shelling the city and have blockad ed the port despite a British plea to deluv action until foreigners have been evacuated. Soviet Russia viewed Italo-Ger man recognition ot me insurgent government and Britain s Inferen tial charge that Moscow is playing a part In the civil war as putting an end to the International non-intervention pact. SUICIDE THEORY GAINS STRENGTH IN DEATH PROBE Investigators Believe Now That Warning From Criminal Gang Caused Reid Russell to Slay Himself SMUGGLING RING IDEA ADVANCED LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 A sinis ter warning that he was marked for eath threw Reid Russell into such panic that he killed himself on the estate of bis friend, Gouverneur Mor ris, distinguished novelist, last September 25. That was the latest theory advanced today to explain the bizarre developments in the attempt to determine whether the 28-year-old scion of an old Virginia family was a murder victim, or killed himself, as was first believed. r Puzzle Remains Various Investigators were sharply divided in' their Interpretation of the facts and the final answer to the question murder or suicide? was conceded to rest in the outcome of unhurried scientific tests now In progress. The latest murder theory was that Russell was lured by a beautiful woman Into an International gun running ring, leaders of which threatened to kill him when they believed he had betrayed their secrets. Mother in Case Mrs. Victoria Russell, mother of the dead man, who insisted he had been murdered and caused the Investigation of his death to be reopened, told authorities he was having an affair with a married woman. Certain Investigators believed this woman was connected with the gun runners. Detective Lieut. Harry L. Hansen revealed that Russell had confided to (Continued on Page 6) CLINTON GIRL TO MAKE BROADCAST Dortha Kathryn Foncannon, talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Foncannon of west of the city1, will broadcast over station WBOW Saturday at 10:30 a. m. Little iMIbs Foncannon Is well known not only for speaking but also for dancing and singing. She has made numerous appearances in Clinton. Terre Haute and Indianapolis. At the present llmr she Is the youngest member of a group doing a weekly broadcast from Terre Haute. to surrender. ' Streaming from the blue sky, the handbills fluttered like bits of si I ver to disappear into the pillars of smoke rising a half mile high above the doomed capital. Eventually they must have reached tbe hands of some of tbe population who then could read that today's bombardment would be child's play compared to what must come if the reds continue their ferocious but fu tile resistance. While the warnings fluttered, the white planes performed their most sensational visit, with air battles costing three planes and 1ombings which surpassed anything witnessed so far In the war. Continued oa Page 0 Washington Lawyer Today Is Appointed Soviet Ambassador WSHINGON, NOV. t0. Joseiu E. Davles, life-long democrat, ana since the World war a prominent Washington attorney with an inter national practice, was today ap pointed ambassador to Russia. Announcement of the appoint ment was made by the White House, and caused little surprise in official quarters. It had been known for some time that Davles was slat ed for a diplomatic post. Davies succeeds at Moscow Wil liam C. Bullitt, who recently was transferred to Paris. Judge's Ruling Is Against Defense In Venued Case NEWPORT, Nov. 20 Judge G. Edward Bingham of Vermillion circuit court this week over-ruled a demurrer of the defendant in the cause of Edgar McKinney and Marie McKinney Sigler i. Mary M. Galloway, in a suit to quiet title to real estate. This cause was originally filed in the Warren circuit court and venued to Vermillion county. Plaintiffs in tbe cause of action allege they are the owners of an undivided one-half interest in approximately 315 acres of land located in Warren county, Indiana. They buBe their claim upon tbe fact that their father, Clarence McKinney. now deceased, was an illegitimate son of tbe late David E. J. Galloway, owner of the lund In question. Clarence McKinney died about 1910. David E. J. Calloway died in 1919 without leaving any legitimate children; but that he left his widow, Mary B. Galloway, and the plaintiffs, his alleged grandchildren. Tbe defendants demurrer set out 22- specific statements, alleging among other things that the plaintiffs base their interests on the fact that they are children of an Illegitimate son and that under the laws Continued on Page 6 CONTRIBUTIONS TO RED CROSS Following are several more contributors and their donations to the Red Cross: Roy Staats, $1; Ray Leinberger, 11; J. P. Perero, 11; H. J. Schra-der Co., 2; rs. Helen M. rekler, 1; Don Paine, 25 cents. JAPAN DISASTER TAKES LIVES OF UOOJILLAGERS Reservoir Breaks; Deadly Stream of Copper Sulphide Muck. Wipes Out Town in Night TOKYO. Nov. '20. Sweeping down steep hillsides to enguti six sleeping villages, millions or gar- Ions of poisonous copper sulphide muck t oday killed an estimated 1,200 persons in the sulphur mining district of Akita prefecture, Nortn-ern Japan. The deadly torrent of slime cas caded suddenly from a huge broken reservoir of tne Mitsunsni mining company's BUlphur mines after a terrific downpour weakened the earthen dam. Nocturnal Disaster Disaster struck with a roar in the darkness at 3 a. m., obliterating tne villages, smashing 400 houses and hurling the wreckage into the Nlsh-irogawa river. Only 75 of tbe 1,300 sleeping res-dents of the village, all miners and their families, are known to nave escaped from the flood of poison. Their little valley is now a desert of mud and debrhs. Scores of bodies are being taken hourly from the swollen river. Some of them are the corpses of women, still holding tneir aeaa babies clasped closely in a death- grip. l(.-li.-f Ruxhed Troops, doctors, and nurses were rushed to the scene of the catastro phe from Aklta. but there was only a handful of injured survivors to care for. , The sulphurous solution was used for washing the copper ore from the mines. Among the villages smashed were Marukizawa, Shinbori, Nishio- bizugucht and Nakanozawa. WOMAN'S HIP IS BROKEN IN FALL Mrs. Josephine Hays, who lives at the home of her daughter. Mrs Frank Rohner of North Main street, sustained a fractured hip yesterday afternoon when she fell In her home. Mrs. Hays Is also the mother of Mrs. Dallas Lewis. She was taken to the Vermillion County hospital where she is resting easily. FRENCH FLIER CRASHES TOKYO. Nov. 20. Almost within reach of his goal on a Paris-to-To-kyo flight. Andre Japy. French airman, crashed today and was badly injured on Kyushu island. Clancy the Cat Attacks Rat, Dies; Feline Clinton Character Will Live In Memory of White's Customers Madrid's Fall at Hand; Insurgent Planes, Big Cuns Take Deadly Toll; Reds Given Chance to Surrender Clancy the cat is no more. He met his deatb in the basement of White's pharmacy early Wednesday morning after a three day illness. Despite all tbe medical care administered to him by Druggist James Sullivan, he could not be saved. For three days Clancy lay on the concrete floor of the basement in pain, yet brave to the end. Everything possible was done for him. Throughout his siokness the pstrons of White's made numerous trips to the establishment to Inquire after him. As no official autopsy has been made thus far. the cause of the death is unknown. But. in tbe opinion of Druggist Sullivsn. Clancy WITH THE WHITE ARMY IN MADRID'S SUBURBS, Nov. 20 The decisive hour of the civil war is Hearing. The whites who for a fortnight have been hammering Madrid's doors and now have three columns within the city, today gave the red capital a last chance to save itself from measures that might result in the destruction so profoundly unde-sired by Gen. Francisco Franco's command. Today we watched 30 white planes drop hig explosives on every center of red fire throughout the city, causing flames and smoke which obliterated the capital. At the same time they showered handbills calling on the population

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