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I Her BJDTArJA BTATE CimV. ght and gatlir. XwW - -- ourdny. Khould To FD to Reeelve Vonr DAILY CLINTONIAN by 15:30 P. M. Plump 41 or 117 and a ropy will bo brought to yon nt once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN Price Three Centf Clinton, Indiana, Saturday, November 21, 1936 Volume 24 Number 14 Preparing for Their "Last Stand" in Madrid Poultry Exhibition Ends Today; Judge NAMES OF NEW COUNTY CITIZENS ARE ANNOUNCED J JJ'l-J Announces Winners FUNERAL SUNDAY al'V,ls2 WOW" , J f trim' sT.- H j :U2L- ii.issa The desnerate determination characterizing the re- I rebels under Gen. solve of government Loyalists to defend Madrid "to the last ditch" against the savage attack of Fascist . 4SHr a" Funeral services villi be M'kl at the Methodist church Hlllidny for Hubert ilrooks, 2i, who died at. the Vermillion County Hospital Thursday morning after a n lingering Illness. The local lmsi-hall star will be Iwrled nt liosclawn cemetery. CIRCUIT COURT HAS 20 CASES SET FOR TRIAL Seventeen Civil Suits To Appear During Term That Convened Recently; State Will Prosecute 3 NEWPORT, Ind., Nov.' 21 Three criminal and seventeen civil cases were given a definite date of trial in Vermillion Circuit Court, Krmay when cases were set to be tried dur ing the November Term of court, which convened on November 16th and ends on January 9th. Criminal cases set are: State vs Wren Stultz and E. M. Miller. charged wilh obtaining money under false pretense. Dec. 7; State vs L. A. Huffman, charged with violation of the State fertilizer law. Decem ber 4 and State vs William Blinn Nichols, charged wilh forgery, in connection wilh the receivership of the Clinton Trust Company, Dec. 14. Civil Cases Civil cases set are: John E. Beardsley vs Eugene township, suit n account. Nov. 28; William J. Freeman et al vs Prudential Insurance Company, com-itainl. Nov. 27; William J. Freeman et al vs Roy Hess et al. Company. Nov. 27; Mattle Gurlinghouse vs Oliver M. Ponton et al, suit to quiet title, Dec. 11; Andrew Alexis vs Cedric Camp- beil, damages. Dec. 17; E. T. McMillan vs James Keeley, suit on account. Nov. 25; John O'Neal vs Ella Aldrich et al, suit on note. Nov. 30; Jacob Bryant et al vs Ollie Smock, ompluiut for possession, damages. Ian. 7; Jean Hlytbe Dunn vs Arlhur Dunn, divorce. December 2; Georgia M. RusBtll vs Ray D. Rlis-(Cuntiiiucd ou Page 0) LOYAL MILITIA GAINS ADVANCE THROUGH SNOW i Reds Recover Positions Lost in Northwestern Section of Capital; Fires Great Hazard FIFTY PLANES IN MADRID ATTACKS MADRID, Nov. 21 Fighting through a blinding snowstorm- that piled up deep drifts in Madrid's streets, leftist militiamen today regained some of the northwestern sec tion of the city from the rebels. Loyalists, according to a government communique, won back the hospital buildings of University city in a series of skirmishes "in -which heavy losses were Inflicted on the enemy." Destruction The victory was mainly empty, however, for the university hospitals are among the scores of structures nearly wholly destroyed by rebel shell fire and Incendiary bombs. Adding to the misery of the populace, now depleted by the flight of many thousand refugees, the snowfall brought military operations In the Guadaramma mountains and along the highway to El Escorial to a standstill. Fires In City Throngs of the curious neverthe less braved the storm to watch firemen battle huge biases raging near the IPuerta Del Sol in the heart of Madrid. Altogther 50 rebel airplanes par ticipated In successive air raids over Madrid Friday, bombing leftist military barracks and Government buildings. " Rebels In University City put strips of calioo oo tbe roofs so tlelr fliers could identify them. Both the rebels and loyalists are (Continued on Page 6) Minority Seeking Reinstatement of Insurgent Unions TAMPA, Ha., Nov. 21 A mili tant minority within the American Federation of Labor formally organ ized itself here today, to flght against heawy odds for reinstatement of the ten suspended unions of John L. Lewis' committee for Industrial organization. An initial meeting was held which brought together about a hundred representatives of state and local trade bodies, several international union delegates, and some state labor federation representatives. Out of this there was created a committee of seven which held sessions over the week-end to draft plans for unified opposition to the A. F. of li. ma- ioritv movement to continue sus pension of the Lewis faction indefl- ( nitely. Delegates in close touch with the F. of Labor convention resolu tions committee, now completing a report on dozens of proposals deal ing with the federation-CIO split, greed that the committee will rec ommend against final expulsion of the rebel groups. However, in a oisy, informal gathering they voted that this was not enough, and decided to wage a vigorous light for reinstatement of Lewis' unions. RITES HERE FOR HUBERT BROOKS Funeral senvices for Hubert Brooks, 23, who died at the Vermillion County hospital Thursday morning from an illness of nine months duration, will be held at the Methodist Church Sunday at I p. m. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p. m. from the home of his sister. Mrs. Pete Voto. 125 North Flftk street, where friends may view the body until time for the services. PEARCE TO HOLD SERVICE TONIGHT Announcement wa receive today that services will be held at the Methodist church tonight at 7:30 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Peapce will have as his topic for this evening "Fools and Sin." The public Is invited to attend. . Digging trenches in capital suburbs this graphic photo Madrid suburb Clair Jones Carries Off Honors in Corn Exhibition at Show ( lair Jones carried off high honors in the corn exhibition held In connection with the annual poultry show here this week, winning eight prizes for his red corn and making a clean sweep In the white corn classes event. O. P. M. Ponton won first prize for both brown and white eggs. The results follow: v Ten Ears Red Corn 1st. Kenneth Andrews; 2nd. 3rd, 4th and 5th, Clair Jones. Single Ears Red Corn IstH Id Randolph; 2nd. 3rd. 4th and 5th. Clair Jones. Ten Ears White Corn and Single Continued on Pae 6 Presentation of American Legion To Open Monday Harry Haag's indoor circus, sponsored by the American Legion, wilT begin Monday night at the Evans j building on Kim street and run for1 six nights. Each night 12 standard circus arts will he given and the acts will be changed every night. The doors will open each night at 6 o'clock and the show will he continuous until midnight. The circus comes from Vin-cennes where it has been playing under the auspices of the American Legion. They also recently played in Brazil where the show was well received. Acts that appear with this unit are Miss Ruby, the girl of the air; Wjll Browning, comedy rope spinning: Silver Lake trio, novelty Roman rings: Melvln Duo. high double trapeze; Raymond Duke, clown; Gregory Bros., Comedy tumbling: Harry Haag'a trained animals; Jar-go the Jeep; Art FiHher, boy wonder of trapeze; Fisher troupe of aero bats; Buzz: Jotte-plnne's human butterflies and Silver Band and while a. Papen Given to 57 At Newport This Week; Two Applicants Unable to Appear At Hearing RECORD SET BY SIZE OF GROUP NEWPORT. Ind.. Nov. 20 Firty-even men and women from varlou narls of Vermillion County, appeared In Vermillion Circuit Court. November lf'h and received their final papers of Citizenship. Two others were to'aprear, hut were nnnble to come to Newport. Those receiving final papers were: Mary Turchl. Mike Mlckievicz, Guseppe Popilll, Antonette Marrelli, Ell Delich, Augustina Paloncy, Jeanie Hillhouse, Annie McLatchie. William Scott. Domenick Oiovannl-ni. Teresa Foil, Mary Rnffattola. Maria Costa. Janet Spence, Anna Voyuovich. Hannah R. Holt, Mary Wardrop. Margaret Cheevjeh, Mary Gwan. Margaret Fenollo. Anna N'agy. Rose Cenislo, George Chad-ich, Pete Bodinar, Antonio Turchl, Francis Hudomal, May Potesek. David Balrd. George Wbyte, Joseph Verhovik, John Ave, Domenick Dal Sasso. Petro Arcoma, James Mura-teri, Etta Maria Giovaninl, Carre- rlna Campaguoll. Elizabeth O'Blach, Martha Muir, Katharina Mastch, Marl Balma and Marie Barushok, all of Clinton lllanford Group Pete Pelic. Lazo Kerkes, Charley Rovi, Lodovica Torasso, Domenica Lanzone, Bert Girglione and Step-han Delich of Blanford. Ricardo Turchl, Brunyslava Gorsha, Elizabeth Hughes, Matilda Kosmach, Mary Dellacca, Pletro Alrola, Cath erine Guglielmettl, Lucy Massa, and Nick Shepar, all of Universal. Those receiving final papers were divided into groups, thirty receiving papers In the morning, and remaind er In the afternoon. A hearing was held In the Court Room before Continued on Page 6 Special Services To Be Conducted At Local Church Sunday tomorrow is the an nual homecoming day at the Christian Church and Judging from lndl- atlons It will be one of the largest events held at the church this year. Not only are many members of the church planning to attend but several former residents now living n various cities have sent in letters slating they would attend the cele bration. E. H. Justice of Greencastle. for merly of Clinton, will be the principal speaker of the afternoon, bis topic being "Opportunity of Life's Investment." Regular services will be held at the church tomorrow morning, to be followed by a basket dinner' at noon Immediately following, the afternoon services will be opened by Mis. Effie J. Harrison, giving the address of welcome. Rev. St. John Halstead of Terre Haute, formerly of Clinton, will give the response. Special music has been arranged for tbe services throughout the day. TfiE TK.MI'KIUTCKE By The Clintonian thermometer 8 a. m., 40; noon, 46. Guilty at Newport from the evidence in this caBe the court did retain prisdiction and that jurisdiction was not questioned by Matthew M. Scott, and that the receiver, Mr. Marietta, appeared here In that proceeding, was a witness hlhiBelf, and as to whether he appeared on behalf of the trust that he represented at that time the court has no way of knowing except from the evidence, but the court Could conceive of no other reason that he'd have to be here and participate, apparently, in the lawsuit without he was representing the trust. Now I take it to be the law that If a trust officer is bound by the court (Continued on Page S) 3 Francisco Franco is illustrated by of troops digging trenches in a under Are. SHOWDOWN SEEN TODAY IN STRIFE AT SOUTH BEND Union Officials Do Not Insitt On Closed Shop; Peaceful Settlement of Rift Is Predicted SOUTH BEND, Ind,. Nov. 21 With the right of the Bendix Local Number 9. I'nited Automobile Workers' Union, to become sole bargaining agent as the principal issue, a showdown was expected today at a conference to end a five-day labor dispute which has kept the Bendix plant here closed since Tuesday. As meeting between heads of the Bendix Corporation and Union Representatives was adjourned shortly before midnight last night, authorities left no doubt that a "company" Union in the plant is the principal hone of contention around which peaceable settlement of the strike hinges. At secret conferences which have been under way for three days, the Federal Union, which has from 1,000 to 1,500 men and women staging a folded-arms strike In the plant here, has ntade a number of requests, which have sifted down to the one principal demand for elim-i nat ion of the Bendix Employes Association, which they term a company union in the plant. Principal Demand Union Officials Involved in the controversy admitted after Friday's conferences they are not holding out for a closed shop in the plant. Reliable Information left no doubt, however, that the Union intends to hold out for the right to become sole bargaining agent, a request Company Officials have said they (Continued on Pae O) HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT Ray Kelsheimer reported to police yesterday that as he was hacking out from the curbing Bomeotic drove into his car. The driver did not stop. Madrid staff and the 70 Americans who have huddled In the Embassy there for safety during the contin. uous bombardment of General Fran co's assault during the past three weoks was anticinated within tbe next 24 hours. In his warning to Americans to quit Barcelona, Spain's largest Industrial city, which Franco has threatened to destroy by bombardment, he Consul General stated: "Citizens of the United States of America who continue to remain in this Consular District during the present disturbed conditions should and do understand that they do so at their own risk and on tbeir own responsibility.' (Continued on Page 2) Widely-Sought Ribbons Determine Birds Of Greatest Quality TWO BREEDERS SCORE SWEEPS lllbbons adorned all winners' coops (it the Annual Clinton Poultry Sliow today, and visitors were busy noting the places where Judge Den-berger's decisions did not jibe with their own. O. P. M. ronton of Hillsdale and Karl Easter of Paris were among those who entered many winners In (he chicken exhibit. Birds entered by Ruby Ponton and O. P. M. Ponton took all three prizes for White 'Giant cockerels and pullets. The McLaughlin brothers of Terre Haute receives all the awards offered for Buff Orpingtons. 4-H Winners 4-H Club members won prizes were Annabelle Plgg. John Simpson, Mary Virginia Ponton. Blain Randolph and, John Ponton. Today will be the last for the annual poultry exhibition, which began Thursday under the sponsorship of the Clinton Poultry Association. A banquet will be held by the organization tonight at the Royal Neighbors Hall, beginning at 7 p. m. Complete results follow: WHITE ROCK Cockerel. 1st. Ray Cole of St. Mary's of the Woods; 2nd, Karl Easter of Paris; 3rd, Omar Magers of Hillsdale; 4th, Wendell Brown : of Newport, and 5th, Omar Magers. Pullet, 1st and 2nd, Karl Easter; 3rd, 4th and Bth, Omar Magers. young pen, ,1st, Karl Baiter' and old pen, 1st, Karl Easter. First, second and third prises for henda were awarded to Roy Cole. WHITE WYANDOTTE Cock Bird, 1st, O. P. M. Ponton of Hillsdale; 2nd. Tony Savant of Clinton, and 3rd, Tony Savant. Cockerel, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th, O. P. M. Ponton. Hen. 1st and i2nd, O. P. M. (Continued on Page 6) Headquarters of Seaman Union Is Scene of Battle NEW YORK, Nov. 21 prospects of violence loomed today between insurgent and conservative members of the international seamen's union over possession of union headquarters here. More than 1.000 of the insurgents, who are encased In an outlaw strike. vowed to take the building by storm. If need be. Conservatives reiterated that the strikers are no longer union niieinbers and therefore have no right to enter union headquarters. Skirmishing was narrowly avoided when 30 strikers broke down a door in an attempt to get into the union offices through a side entrance. In the past 24 hours. 90 American flag vessels left the port of New York with clews totalling 1.192 men, bringing the total, since the Btrike began October 28 to 335 ships and 20.042 men. according to R. .1 Baker. unldent of the American Steamship Owners' Assiifation SIX IN MEETING AT BLOOMINGTON Several members of I he Rnvn' Arch Masons or Clinton attended meeting at Bloomlngton last night Al that time I he most excellent maB ter 7ree was conferred on 79 ran didales. flpveral Brand of fir were present . Among those attending from hre tpprft William Roberts, Dr. Odell Archer. Robert Stokee. Sam Bell Roy Butts and Tom Connelly. LYFORD SCHOOL TO HAVE SHOW A minstrel will be held at the Ly- ford School at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday, under the auspices of the Parke county recreation program. A special program has been arranged for the affair, which will consist of singing, dancing and novelty music. DENHARDT HELD IN COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT BOND General Transferred From New Castle Because of Mob; Lawyers Fight for His Freedom LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. ' 21 While his small army of legal aides mapped strategy to obtain freedom for him on a writ of Ilbeas corpus. Brig. Gen. Henry H. Denhardt. ou, passed his first day behind prison bars today. Ironically, an escort of state troop ers, to whom tne uenerai s nrusque word was law when he was commander of the State Militia, pre ceded the car in which he was brought to the Jefferson County Jail here from New Castle, 4.'1 miles away. Held Without Bond County Judge A. Morgan order ed the transfer, after holding (,eu- eral Denhardt to the January Grand Jury without bond on a charge of murdering V'erna Garr Taylor. 40, the lovely Lagrange widow to whom he was engaged. Defense Attorney John Marshall Berry urged the transfer because ot the hostile attitude manifested at yesterday's examining trial by a crowd of several thousand persons, a number of whom were kin to Mrs. Taylor and some of whom were known to be carrying shooting-irons beneath their leather hunting jackets. AttoriM'jM liattle Gen. Denhardt was ordered held without bail by Judge Morgan after a sharp clash between the prosecution and counsel for the General. Portly, bald, and still carrying (Continued on Patre fl) Battle in Court Already Looming On Security Act WHITE PLAINS. N. Y., Nov. 21 A court fight to test the constitutionality of the federal social security act waB threatened today by Julian Olney, of White Plains. Olney, who has five persons in his employe, refused to receive from a postal carrier the government formB which employers are required to pre pare, and sent rhem bark to the poBt office. "You don't need to bother me any more. I don't believe In thiB." he wrote across the face of the envelope. Postmaster Patrick A. Murphy has taken the matter up with au thorities at Washington, while Ol ney announced he had retained an attorney to represent him. HILL CREST ANNIVERSARY The 25th anniversary of Hill Crest U. S. Embassy at Spanish Capital To Be Evacuated Soon; Americans Special Judge's Complete Opinion Scott Case Published; Clinton In Barcelona Are Warned to Flee Man Found Not Because of tbe wide Interest in (he recently tried case of the State vs M. Scott, in which the court instructed the Jury to lind Seott not guilty of embezzlement charges lodged against him. The Daily Clintonian has printed the judge's opinion in full. The statement of Sperial Judge J. Hall of the Warren circuit court follows: FiwliiiK of Judge HjiII "There are a few questions in this case. On the question of the court's retaining Jurisdiction of the defendant after he approved the final account and fixed the amount of his fees. Although it is very apparent WASHINGTON, Nov 21 With abandonment of the United States Embassy in terror-ridden Madrid expected momentarily. Americans in Barcelona, blockaded Loyalist port, were sternly warned today to quit the city immediately. The United States, through Its Consulate in Barcelona, disclaimed responsibility for further protection to Americans who fail to heed the warning of the State Department to leave the danger spot. The Consulate there may be closed at any moment and without further notice, Consul-General Man- Meanwhile, evacuation of. the Community Center will be observed Ion Fay Perkins declared in a tomorrow at Hill Crest, according to broadside addressed to all Ameri-n nffi..inl announcement mde to- cans In Barcelona. H.iv hv Miss Elizabeth Pfander.

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