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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN. TVPTANA STATU U" T H E R Kcmpiiwr Archives It; Tuesday fair, con tinued cold. Clinton, Indiana, Monday, November 23, 1936 Price Three Cent Volu ne 25 Number 15 BRITAIN TO HAVE BIGflER FLEET IN Hamilton Rallies G. O. P. Forces DEMOCRATS TRY TO AVOID LIKELY HONORED AT OHIO FARM FESTIVAL AVALANCHE HITS ALASKA CAPITAL; VICTIMS SOUGHT SPANISH WATERS SECTIONAL FIGHT Should Ta Ftall to Receive Your DAILY CLINTONIAN hy B:80 P. M. I'honr 41 or 117 and copy will be brought to you at once. i I v?J" North-South Issue Rear Head in Admiralty Prepare to Protect Stunned People of Juneau Dig in Wreckage of Homes on Main Street for Bodies of Dozens Buried John Hamilton Opening a Republican national office In Washington. John Hamilton GOP committee chairman, prepares to marshal the few surviving Republican members of congress and build for the 1938 elections This photo of Hamilton at his desk In the new Washington office b the ant taken of him since election. Frances Mantle tine of the honored guests at the Xorthtvestern Orlo Apple and Potato Show at Havana wan pretty FYances Mantle, senior honor student of I'aliieKYille, who was chosen first lady-in-waiting to the queen. Recommendations of Farmers Are House-to-House Fighting Today in Streets of Madrid; Whites Leave Valencia Road Open for Loyalists Compiled for Agricultural Program In 1937; New Plans Are Suggested ROOSEVELT SHIP NEARS EQUATOR ON PEACE TRIP Lower House; Already Four Candidate for Post of Floor Leader BANKHEAD WILL KEEP POSITION WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 Anxious to avoid the overwhelming democratic majority in congress splitting into blocs, rival forces today moved to crush an outbreak of sec tionalism in the hoiiPe leadership fight. Spokesmen for the leading con tenders for the powerful house post all pledged themselves to avoid the north-south or east-west issue in the scramble for votes. ('Hmli-lrtfro Avowed candidates for the post of loor leader, one of the "big three" tinsts in the house, include Reps -ohn J. O'Connor of New York, Sam Twybnrn of Texas, John Rankin of Mississippi and James Mead of New York. The field is expected to be en- 'nrEed by the Virginia delegation muting Rep. Clifton Woodrum Uito the race. Reps. Clarence Lea of California and Adolph Sabath of Illinois also are possible entries. Itankhead a Cinch With Rep. William ankhead of Alabama certain of re-election as speaker of the house, the big organ-(Contlnued on Page ) AFL'S DECISION ON REBELS WILL BE GIVEN TODAY Expulsion v. Suspension Fight to End Before Midnight in Tampa Convention of Organized Labor o TAfflPA, Fla., Nov. 23. A rec ommendation to approve the expulsion of the 10 rebel unions of John L. Lewis' committee for industrial organization was laid before the American Federation of Labor here today by the resolutions committee. Quick action was expected when the corflmittee's report was submitted to the annual A. F. L. convention, In which there are ample votes to as sure adoption. TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 23. History will write this day as the beginning of a new era for organized labor In America. Before midnight, unless carefully laid plans go awry, the American Federation of Labor, assembled here in annual convention, will decide its policy toward the ten rebel unions of John L. Lewis' committee for industrial organization. (Continued on Page 6) RECIPE DEADLINE FOR BOOK TODAY Today iB the last day recipes may be turned in for the Clinton cookbook, which is being sponsored by the women of fhe Presbyterian church, according to an announcement made today by Mrs. 1. D White.' Any woman in the city who has a special recipe that should be entered is asked to communicate with Mrs. White today. AUDITOR TAKES OATH OF OFFICE NEWPORT. Ind.. Nov. 23 County Auditor Charles B. Cooper appeared before Everett E. Rhoades. Clerk of the Vermillion Circuit Court Saturday morning and took the oath of office aa County Auditor for bis new term, which begins on Jan. 1. 1937. Mr. Cooper will file hond in the sum of J 10. (ICO. CLUB TO HAVE GAME SUPPER A game supper will be given for the members of the Half Century club at Hb regular meeting Wednes day night at 7:30 o'clock at the clu broom on South Main street. An outline of all social activities planned for the winter months will be given. A program has been planned for that evening. Merchantmen; Government Fear International Naval Incident TORPEDO CHARGE NOT CONFIRMED LONDON, Nov. 23 Britain de cided todav to strengthen her naval forces off the Spanish coast to pro- tect merchant shipping. As leadinK members of the cahl net met in their second emergency session in two days, the admiralty made plans to reinforce British warships already off Spain, and fighting craft in the Mediterranean were or dered to stand by with full steam up to speed for Spain on a moment's no tice. Firm fttaml Foreign Minister Anthony Eden was instructed by the cabinet, it wiif understood, to inform the house ot commons this afternoon that Britain will under no circumstances tnW Spanish Interference with England's shipping so long as the rebels have not been recognized as belligerents. Grave fears were felt In govern ment quarters that a serious naval Incident might occur in Spanish wa ters, Involving foreign powerB, es pecially in view of reports from Gi braltar that the loyalist fleet If about to sail from Malaga to challenge the rebel ships In the strait. Trouble ExMrted Since the loyalist fleet Is superior to the rebels' authorities here thought Italian and German ships might precipitate an International (Continued on Pace 6) Germany Insists Doomed Engineer Must Be Spared MOSCOW, Nov. 23 Urgent action to stay the death sentence Imposed on a German Engineer for sabotage at Novosibirsk, Siberia, was taken today by the German ambassador, who told the Soviet foreign office in a sharp protest that the charges were "unfounded." Seeking to avoid an execution that might result In the collapse of German-Soviet relations, count Frledrieh von der Sehalenburg. the ambassador. Insisted that careful consideration be given to the condemned man's plea for clemency. BERLIN. Nov. 23. The moment a soviet firing squad carries out the death sentence Imposed on E. I. Stickling, German citizen, at Novosibirsk, Germany's long-strained diplomatic relations will be broken off. It was believed today. German feeling is runnins high, especially since It appears the same fate may be In store for 27 other Germans in soviet Jails on "espionage" charges. Reflecting the government's attitude, the nazl press today bitterly attacked "soviet justice," the Berlin Montagpost referring to the IT. S S. R as a "murder den at the gates of Europe." NEGRO MOTORIST RECEIVES FINE Alfred Penick. colored, of Terre Haute was arrested yesterday for reckless drfvlng. He was tried in city court t li I .--morning before J. C- Hayslett. Justice of the peace, and fined f 10 and costs. TRIANON BOOKS YOUNG DANCER Doral Lee Daniels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oather Daniels of 458 Elm street, will entertain with two dance numbers at the Trianon ballroom Terre Haute, next Saturday. Nov. 28. at 11 p. m. LEGION BODIES TO HAVE SUPPER ST. BERN1CE. Nov. 23. Osborn Post 108 of the American Legion and the Auxiliary unit are to enjoy a turkey supper at the home Tuesday at 7 p. m. All legionnaires and auxiliary members will be admitted by presenting their membership cardB. HAVOC CAUSED BY HEAVY RAIN JUNEAU, Alaska, Nov. 23. At least 32 men, women and children died In the roaring avalanche of mud and water that swept off the side of Mount Roberts and crashed through a section of Juneau's residential district, police announced today. JUNEAU, Alaska, Nov. 23. Doi-ens of persons were believed buried alive in the wreckage of three apart ment houses and other buildings today when an avalanche roared down from Mt. RobertB, burying Front street, Juneau's main thoroughfare, under 10 feet of rock and other debris. Hundreds, of citizens, awakened by the catastrophe, were digging frantically In thesnwd and rock for the victims, including many children, who were given little chance of survival. Lights Go Out . All power service was disrupted, breaking off communications with the outside, and forcing rescuers to dig by the flickering lights of lanterns and flashlights. The coast guard cutter Tallapoosa and U. S. army boats in the harbor focussed spotlights on the scene shortly after they learned of the disaster. Many Burled Conservative estimates of the number entombed ranged from 25 to 30. All available doctors were at tbe scene, ready with their emergency kits to treat th -rtcUms. ; - - J (Continued on Page 0) Accidents During Week -End Total Four in Vicinity Two cars were badly damaged in accidents that occurred in this vicinity over the weekend. Wavne Salmond of Walnut street and five other passengers narrowly escaped serious Injuries when their car turned over three times near New Goshen yesterday. The car was badly damaged. Vic Valerine, driving a car owned by John Meneghini, overturned near Rockville yesterday. The car was badly damaged, but no one was injured. Charles Jones of St. Bernice collided with a truck yesterday. Joe Segack of Universal, driving north on Wain street, collided with a car driven by Harry Van Duyn of R. R. 2. CONTRIBUTIONS TO RED CROSS Following are additional names of Red Cross contributors and their donations: Pocahontas lodge. $1; Orange lodee, tl: Russell M, Wilson. 1; J. C. Taber, II; Pearl Sears, 11: Mrs. John Spence, 60 cents; American Legion Auxiliary, G. E. BiliR- G. E. Bingham. II. NORTH MADISON BANK IS ROBBED NORTH MADISON, Ind., Nov. S3. Tbe North Madison State Bank was held up and robbed of approximately 1 1.1 no by a trio ot bandits today about 1 p. m. Two heavily armed men confront" ed Mary A (wens, cashier of the bank, while she was alone. They scooped up the money from the cash drawer and from an open safe. Fleeing (he bank, they jumped into aa automobile where a third man was sitting. A woman entering the bank said that she saw the license number ot the car and read it a fndiana 61-529. J lilt ham, II: Mrs. WITH THE WHITE ARMY IX MADRID'S SUBURBS. Nov. 23. Spain's civil war has now become a conflict most dreaded by soldiers trained or untrained, namely, house-to-house fighting in a desperate struggle for po8nessioii of Madrid, and today the white troops, support- eb dy heavy shell-fire, shot and bandgrenaded their way into control of the Model prison and Mon tana barracks. From these two points broad ave nues lead to the Puerta Del Sol, Madrid's 42-nd and Broadway. They are told that If they aban don their posts they will be shot by the red authorities. Thus the whites have battled their way through the red's left flank to the hospital for epidemic diseases, and frami there down through the University City, now exclusively con trolled by the whites, to the vicinity of the model prison and Mont-ana barracks, and within striking distance of the heart of the city. White tanks have crossed the Mauzanares rivers, and are patroll- ng the two great boulevards of Ro- sales and Priucesa, and It would only seem a question of time before the whites will command so much of the city that its's red defenders will Continued on Page 0 Large Crowd at Homecoming for Christian Church A large crowd attended the homie- couiing at the First Christian church yesterday. Registration was held aud a great number of out-of-town people, former members of the Clinton church, attended. In the morning Sunday school was held and a special nolo was sung by (ieorge Chenhall and a quartette. Robert Barbee, Koscoe Walker. William Clingerman and Irvin Johnson. also sang. Church services were conducted and special songs were sung by the quartette and the choir. A prayer was said by Rev. Clyde Pearce of the Methodist church. At noon a basket dinner was given in the bane-men t of thp church. In the afternoon a program was presented. The welcome address was given by Mrs. Charles Harrison and the response by Judge Beeler of Newport. A duet was then given by Carlos Moore nnd Ora Max Wellman and a solo by Mr. Stewart, soloist at the Methodist church. Ed Justice, former Sunday school superintendent of Oreencastle. gave an address with "Opportunities of Life's Investment" as bis subject. letters from old members were read by Mrs. Tom Salmond and the historv of the church was given by Mrs. Ira Taylor. Benediction was given by Rev. H H. Wagner. THE TEMPERATTTU: By The Clintonlan thrmnmter: S s. m., 40: noon. 46. LAFAYETTE, 15.000 farmers, communities in heads together" Nov. 23. Nearly representing 565 Indiana, "got their this fall to make some definite recommendations of what they wanted formulated Into the 1937 agricultural conservation program. These recommendations recently were sent to Washington, D. C, by Marshall Vogler, chairman of the state agricultural conservation committee, which has its head; quarters at Purdue university. There were 22 Indiana counties that favored no change in the 1937 program from, the 1936 program, 33 counties that would like to see an increase in the soil building payment, and 17 couuties expressed a belief that payments should be made on soil conserving acres rather than on the number of soil depleting acres. Crop ClanHlficatlon When It came to crop conservation In the 1937 program, seven counties were satisfied with the 193C program. 10 counties wanted any crop plowed into the soil to be considered as soil conserving, 49 counties asked that all legumes cut for hay. pastured, or plowed down be made soil conserving. (Continued on Page 8) Chicago's Annual Livestock Show Begins Saturday CHICAGO. Nov. 23 Thanksgiving season will again mark the celebration of the continent's foremost agricultural show, the International Live Stock Exposition. It will open here in its 37th renewal on November 28, the Saturday following Thanksgiving, and will continue until December 5. The Exposition will be held In the new two million dollar amphitheater at the Chicago Stock Yards, a giant structure that contains over seven acres of exhibit area. B. H. Helde. manager of the Exposition, states that all records for the number of entries have been broken this year. Live stock exhibits total well over 13.000 animals, he says. Hlgger Hhow There will be 28 percent more draft horses shown this year than at the 1935 show. Other increases over a year ago include 11 percent for beef cattle, three percent for sheep, one percent for swine, and 30 percent for beeveB. lambs, and pigs that will he shown by boys and girls in the junior live stock feeding contest. The competitions will feature six breeds of beef cattle, eleven breeds of sheep, seven breeds of swine, and five breeds of draft horses. In addition, the famous International Horse Shows, which will be held every evening and on four afternoons, will include three and five gaited saddle horses, roadster and harness horses. Hackney. Welsh, and Shetland ponies, and hunters nd jumpers. NSURGENT ARMY PUSHED BACK BY COUNTER-ATTACK New Confidence in Madrid After Minor Victories Today m Shattered Northwest Part of City WASHINGTON, Nov. 2S. The American embassy In Madrid was ordered abandoned today an a heavy bombardment got . under way. MADRID. Nov. . 23. Surging across the Manzanares river west or the city, loyalist troops today successfully staged a surprise counterattack on rebel emplacements in the Casa de Campo sector. Following a series of minor ad vances which reduced tne reoeis foothold in the northwestern por tion of the capital proper, the gov ernment announced that "our oper ations are maintaining a favorable course. ' Reds Confident Madrid, a communique said, "faces the day with confidence, as the result of successes in several sectors. " The sortie into the Casa de Campo resulted in the burning of rebel buildings at Casa Quemada. Loyalists also recaptured Casa Velazquez, the French students' center in University city, although it had been nearly burned to the ground. Coincident with its claims of victory on the war front, the Madrid government launched grave charges of actual foreign, participation in the war. blaming both Germany and Italy. A communique said: "At 9 o'clock this morning, sev-(Coniinued on laae ) Chivalrous Groom Sharpens Eye to Fight Nine Duels HI'DAPKST. Nov. 23. Eager to show the world that the age of chivalry is still very much alive. Dr. Franz Saiga, chubby, bespectacled bridegroom of six months, today put put the finishing touches on his sword and pistol practice for tomorrow's nine duels. "I hope to have them all polished of in time for lunch." said Sarga. not in the least perturbed about the forthcoming affairs of honor. He's angry because, he said, the nine men accused him of marrying for money. "They were surprised that I won such a beautiful wife." he laughed. Six of the duels are to be fought with heavy cavalry sabres, the enemies tc be stripped to the waist. The otl.er three will be fought with pistols. Indianapolis Crew, Presidential Party Prepares to Welcome Emissary of Neptune, 'Davy Jones' ABOARD U. S. CHESTER, at Sea. Nov. 23. Four hundred miles off the (mouth of the Amazon, but still more than 2,000 miles from Rio de Janeiro, the cruiser Indianapolis prepared today to receive "Davy Jones." Accused of "gross incompetency in failing to carry Maine and Vermont," President RoosevUt as "senior pol-lywog" was ordered to post a watch for his arrival for tomorrow's ceremony of crossing the equator. Message Received Plans for the fun fest were set under way with the receipt aboard the Chester aud Indianapolis, en route to the Pan-American peace conference at Buenos Aires, of the following mes.su ne: "Vague rumors have reached our ears through our subterranean emissaries that the Indianapolis will enter the realm of Neptunus Rex on Xov. 24. Ocean's Knvoy "His royal highness' ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary. Davy Jones, will board your vessel during the evening of Nov. 2;i with Peg-leg and his staff, and deliver the message of Neptunue Rex to the trusty shellbacks on board. "Subpoenas will be presented at (Continued on Page 6) Clinton Persons Attend District Legion Meeting Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Manshtp. Dr. and Mrs. I. M. Casebeer, Mrs. Leland Reid, Mrs. Anna Mackie and Mrs. A. V. Stringt'ellow attended the sixth district meeting of the American Legion in Danville. Ind.. yesterday. Harry Hall, state rehabilitation officer, was the principal speaker of the day. Separate meetings of the Legion and Auxiliary were then held and business of the sixth district organization was discussed. Community singing was enjoyed and a musical program was presented. The next district meeting will be held in February at Williamsport. LECTURE NOVEMBER 30 A lecture will he sponsored by the missionary society of the Presbyterian church at the church next Monday evening. Nov. 30. instead of tonight as was previously announced.