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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER rnrreasing cloudiness tonight, be-,."' ming unsettled Saturday. Not ch change In temperature. Hliould TB FW1 lo Receive Your DAILY CLINTONIAN t 6-.no P. M. Phono 41 or 117 and copy will be brought to yon at. once. Price Three Cents Clinton, Indiana, Friday, November 27, 1936 Volume 25 Number 18 Slain Labor Leader Fifty-Seven jp'- ' Km,. f 1 1 O r the large, .-vcr - " inary examinalioiiK at Hill C rest .omminily F. D, R. RECEIVES BIG OVATION AT RIO DE JANEIRO Record-Breaking Reception for Roosevelt rn Brazil Today Despite Rain; Cruiser Docks at 9 a. m. STATESMEN TO HEAR PRESIDENT RIO UK JANKIRO, Brazil. Nov. 27 A slight rain drizzling from low clouds above Rio de Janeiro harbor's famed KUKar loaf failed today to dampen the unprecedented oval ion art orded President Roosevelt on his a i rival here en route to the Pan-America it peace conference at Buenos Aires. To the accompaniment of resounding cheers and a demonstration by school-children that brought a smile of appreciation to hie lips, the chief executive entered the bay aboard the cruiser Indiana pol is at U : 21 a. m. t Brazil timey and disembarked a few minutes later. Military Demon! t at ion A fleet of Brazilian army and nary planes fluttered in the slight breeze. The rails of the Indianapo lis and its convoy, the cruiser Cbes-t r, were manned in honor to Presi dent c.etnl io Va i'gas of Brazil, host to Mr. Roosevelt on his brief but momentous visit to this republic. He is the first American chief executive to visit Rio de Janeiro while in office. Pa miliar Picture The president stood upon the communication deck of his vessel as the cruiser was eased into dock, acknowledging the ovation accorded him with waves of hip hand. As the time came to disembark. 2.000 school-children assembled at the pier, each clutching an American flag In his or her hand, sang "The Star-Spangled Banner." This afternoon, President Roosevelt will address a joint session of the sen at, the chamber of deputies and the supreme court,-and it ia hoped here he will give some indication of the international peace program he iH to outline at the Pan-American peace conference at Be linos Aires next week. Two Are Injured Here Thursday in Head-On Collision Two persons were badly injured as the result of a head-on collision Thursday at 1 a. m. at the corner of Main and DeSota streets. Ernest Dixon. 1304 South Fourth street, sustained a broken eloow. injured kneecap and a six-inch cut on his knee. He is in the Vermil lion county hospital where he Is getting along satisfactorily. Mrs. Edith Snowberry sustained severe cuts about the lace ana head. She is also in the hospital. Darrel Marvel of Terre Haute was driving south on Road 63 when he collided with Dixon. Mrs. Snow- berry and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rush were riding with Dixon, and William Kelly of Terre Haute was riding with Marvel. Kelly was thrown through the windshield but was not Injured. They were taken to the hospital in a Frist ambulance where they received first aid and were then taken home. Both cars were badly damaged. TINKHAM WARNS NATION AGAINST EUROPEAN WAR Massachusetts Congressman Says President Roosevelt Should Not Receive Desired Embargo Power WASHINGTON. Nov. 27. A warning to tne i nneu ouues iu stay out of the next European war and notice of a congressional fight against aiming the president with discretionary power to Impose embargoes was sprved today by Representative Oeorge H. Tinkham (R of Massachusetts. Although one of the handful M epubllcans to be elected to th house. Tinkham planned a vigorous fight and predicted that congress. n a non-partisan spirit, will legis late to Insure future peace of the nation. Instead of campaigning for re-election this year, he spent months In Europe studying political trends. Prediction There is litlle question that a major war is coming m r.urupe within measurable time," said Tinkham. "Everything points to it. And it is of the utmost importance hat the mud States srtoul re main neutral in Lhis war." Two great guarantees of Amer ican isolation In the next European war. Tinkham said, are: 1. Mandatory neutrality legisla tion which denies the president the right to choose nations against which embargoes shall be imposed. 2, A navy that commands the respect of the world. Klllhurgo Opinion "The power or embargo should remain in the congress of the I'mted States." he Baid. "The only power which should be dflegated to the president should be such as in the present law compulsory and applying equally against all belligerent nations. The only refusal made by congress to requests made by the president in the last session was to deny him the right of selective embargo." GEORGE CONNER ESCAPES INJURY George Conner of South Seventh street narrowly escuped serious injuries when the car lie was driving crashed into a house yesterday afternoon. Conner, driving a car belonging to Chester Hatllierkk of Toledo. O.. lost control ar.d ran into the home of Joe Hillyer al 11L'2 South Fifth street. Conner escaped without injury and the house was slightly AFL CONVENTION TO END UNHAPPY SESSIONS TODAY New Executive Council Will Meet Saturday to Go Further in Effort! to Bring Back Lewis RE-ELECTION OF GREEN CERTAIN TAMPA, Kla-. Nov. 27 Completion of a 1937 legislative program. eh'Ction.of officers and selection of next year's convention city, faced the Anwrican Federation of Labor today as the final actions of its 19:Sti annua! meeting. Torn hy dimension and with more than a third of its 3.400 membership stripped away in continued suspension of the ten rebel unions of John L. Lewis' committee for Industrial organization, the 1936 labor con-Kreps will end tonight. Council Attitude Tomorrow, and perhaps Sunday. too. the new executiye council will hold its first meetings, at which an invitation will be framed Inviting the Lewis forces to abandon their defiant drive to organize the steel industry along mass or industrial lines, and come back into the A. F. of L. fold. There were a dozen unauthentic cated rumors as to the form this invitation would take, but veteran leaders counselled against "wild speculation." They added, signifi cantly that peace seemed as far away as ever. City To Be fhoften Denver, Philadelphia, and Mon treal were the three cities seeking the A. F. of L. 1937 convention, with delegates apparently favoring Montreal. Beyond doubt, President Green, who took over federation leadership when the veteran Sam Gompers died, (Continued on Page 2) Two Get Degree Wednesday Night At Club Meeting With an impressive service the Three Quarter Century degree was conferred on David Roberts and Frank DeMasters Wednesday night at one of the largest meetings of the Half Century club ever held. Two hundred and twenty members attended. James A. Wilson of Terre Haule. formerly of Clinton waB initiated. During the meeting a collection was taken up and 7.56 donated to the Red Cross. Plans were made for the meeting of December 23 at which Christmas gifts will be exchanged. A supper will be served and a program planned. John E. Foster, J. .E. Pur- ell and A. A. Hjss were appointed as a comjnittee to complete all plans for the meeting. A letter from J. O. Staats. Three Quarter. Century degree member was read. Mr. Staats Is spending the winter in Kt. Petersburg, Fla. In his letter be asured the members that he would send them 100 pounds of fish so that they could enjoy a fish supper at their first meeting in December. Following the business session a wild game supper was served. SNOWHILL MINER BADLY INJURED William Billy James of Terre Haute, formerly of Clinton, was se-riouslv injured Wednesday at the Snowhill mine, south of Clinton near New Goshen, where he is employed. He sustained a broken back and two broken legs in a fall of slate. He is at the Union hospital In Terre Haute. Mr. James lived in Clinton all hid life until about twelve years ago wheu he moved to Terre Haute. MASSA CHILD IS TAKEN BY DEATH George Ma sua. infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Massa of Klondyke, died this morning at the residence. Coroner I. D. White waa called and announced death was due to natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. ni. Sunday from the home and! burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery. j LAST AMERICAN FLEE WAR-TORN CAPITAL TODAY Spaniards Fight in Madrid for Control of University City as Non-Combatants Leave Scene REDS ANNOUNCE NEW VICTORIES MADRir. Nov. 27 Willie rebels nnd loyali is buttled for control of the t!nre:i:ty rlly in Madrid prop er,, the 1'i.lted States cruiser Ral eirh waited at Valencia today for the last contingent of Americans fleeim- from Bhell-torn Madrid to board the cruiser for transportation to Nice in Fiance. At the s.iine time, while 200,000 panU'-stric!-'i! men, women and children pour' 1 from the beleaguered capital to fi'k safety elsewhere, the leftisl government claimed new gains aga:usl the attacking insurgents. Kerf Claim An official communique said the government troops "continued to repulse violent nationalist attacks." and added: "The nationalists suffered heavy losses when they were obliged to withdraw from the positions they occupied in I'niverstty City." Altogether "2 Americans were on their way to Valencia. One contingent was delayed by motor trouble and sent word they would not he able to arrive until later today. When they arrive, the Americans. with the exception of the United States embassy staff, will board the Raleigh, which oflcials hope will be able to sail for Nice today. The delayed Americans were understood (Continued on Page 8) Doctors Predict Normal Life for , Surviving Godino NEW YORK. Nov. 27. Simplicio Godino, surviving Biamese twin, made further progress today In his battle for life as a normal man. Recuperating at the hospital where skillful surgery parted him from his dead brother, Lucio, the little 28-year-old Filipino is still unable, hov ever, to undertake major activities which will now be possible for h'-.n but have been denied him durinp the time he was one-half of a e hi hie man . But be in able, for the first time, to lie on his back, which was impossible whn he was bound to his brother at 'he liase of their spines. He can t iss in his sleep, and has already done so. He can sleep, lor the first time, on his left --ide. whereas he used to eleep on his right side, back to back with his brother. It will b" some days before doc-. tors permit him to get out of bed and then h must, for the first time, learn to do it alone. After examining Simplicio today, his physicians were confiednt that he would make an excellent recovery, and will become a normal, healthy individual. STRANGE SUICIDE IN INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 27 Charles Wilhelm, "76, pul on high heeled women's shoes, a silk dress and a blonde wig. which he had worn as a woman impersonator in vaudeville for 50 years, and committed suicide here today. He was found by Mrs. Emmu Ferguson. 82, a friend. He had been choked to death by a leather strap tied to a high bed post and his face had been saturated with chloroform. Nearby were makeup preparations of his profession. He had used them carefully in the makeup for death. MISSION CHURCH HOLDING REVIVAL Revival services are progressing well at the Pentecost Mission church at 230 AVest Anderson street, according to an announcement made today. Services are held each evening at 7-15 and are open to the public. The minister will have as his sub-wt for the evening "The Mark of Citizenship r ; le.u. i. CRISIS CAUSES LOCKOUT FEAR ETofoyer Refus to Negotiate Further Wilh Unions; Blum Get Notice: General Strike Threat PARIS. Nov. 27. A series of lockouts in large French ia tones was feared lodiy a? the ration MtriigKlod wilh a new labor frisis. precipitated when the gem ral i-nn-w-dentiion of French employers re fused to continue negotiations wilh trade 'unions. VJ I h some q ua rt ers t h rea t e nine a possible general strike, the new crisis suddenly came to a head when the employers (?ave notice of breaking off negotiations in a letter to Premier. Leon Blum whose regime was ushered in last summer by a wave of "folded arms" occupation strikes. Parley IMM'ontinued The negotiations now halted had been aimed at application of the Ma-tignon agreement, reached last June, for conciliation and a r bit r ac tion of labor disputes regarding hours of labor pending cessation of factory occupations by workers. Continuation of these strikes was given as the reason --for disoontinu-d (i'otttfiiwd on Page 2) Mrs. Simpson Has Life Threatened In Crank Letter LONDON, No v . 2 7 British a u -tborities took precautions today to protect Mrs. Waliis Warfield Simp son from annoyance after she had received a threatening letetr. believed the work of a crank, in a batch of "fan mail." Mrs. Simpson was given extra protection only after a heavy increase in her mail from England, the United States, and the British dominions and colonies. Most of the writers wished her the best of luck in her perKonal life. The Hritili press reported the incident of the threalening letter in a guarded manner. The London Daily Mirror carried the story on the bottom of the first page under a two-column headline which read: "Guards for society woman reports in V. S." Following this paper stated: "American newspapers last night reported that a former United States society woman now living in London. Mrs. Simpson, has Imd her life th reatene.d. "Special guards have been engaged for her, it is stated, and detectives have been assigned to open all postal packages she receives. "At Mrs. Simpson's house at Cumberland Terrace, Regent's Park, a Daily M irror reporter was told no information could he given to con firm or deny the report." CONTRIBUTIONS TO RED CROSS Following is an additional list of contributors to the Red Cross fund: Mrs. Belle Cogan. Andrew Arcko-wicz, Mrs. Charles Pohl and a friend, each f 1 .(Mi. and Mrs. Jessie Potter, Vi- to's Grocery and Albert! Valerine, each. Due. In Wednesday's edition it was stated that Albert K. Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. William Clingerman contributed $1 (Continued on Page 2) IP in County Granted t Spanish War Brings Emererencv Meeting Of English Cabinet LONDON. Nov. 27. ftravely concerned over recent events in the Spanish civil war. Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin called a sudden, emergency meeting of his cabinet today and debated with his ministers means of keeping Britain fro:n lieing drpgsed Into a dangerous crisis. The cabinet met for a full hour in the prime minister's room In the house of commons, and was understood to have reviewed the Spanish situation In its entirely. Including consolidation of the question of granting belligerent rights to the rebels. Great secrecy enshrouded the meeting, but its importance was apparent. The ministers were summoned unexpectedly. Minister of Labor Brown being forced to travel all night from Liverpool, where he had been scheduled to attend a civic function today. Oilier ministers likewise were compelled to cancel previous engagements. The British government showed marked signs of apprehension ovor the danger that Oermany or Italy may precipitate an international in cident by openly aiding Spain s rebels in their struggle lo rapture Madrid. - - This fear seized London officials in view of reports that the insurgent position around the Spanish capital is steadily weakening as a result of their failure to seize the city, which they have been besieg ing for weeks. TH1-: TKM I K H TV HE Hy The Chntonian thermometer: 8 a. m., 24 ; noon, 28. Chili Supper, Fall Festival Tonight ' At Local Church A fall festival and chili supper will he held at the .Methodist church this evening by the local Epworlh League and tlie Kockville group, according lo information obtained today from Rev. C C. I'earce. At 6 o'clock, the supper will lie served in the dining room of the church to the members. Immediately following a meeting will be held in the auditorium, at which time Rev. A. S. Warriner of Indianapolis, formerly of Clinton, and R. W. Mi-chels of Brazil will be the principal speakers. Rev. Warriner is now field man for the Methodist Children's home at Lebanon and Mr. Michaels is the district president of the organization. Khoadfs. county clprk. The petitioners previously had taken preliminary examinations at Hillrrasi. the First Presbyterian church community house at Clinton, in preparation for the tinal tests. K.veryone of the new citizens has resided in this country from seven to forty-four years. The minimum J lime required for the grantinir of cit- I izenship is five years. Each petitioner was required to produce two witnesses to swear that they had been personally acquainted with the aplicant for five years or more and knew him to be of Rood character, and not In sympathy with anarchy, a communism or polycsmy. The petitioners then swore to re-(Contfnued on Time 2) Michael J. Oalvin Chicago apparently added another crime to iU long list of unsolved mysteries when four gunmen disappeared without a trace after driving up to where Michael J. Galvin. head of the "outlaw" Chicago teamsters' union, waa walking, and riddling him with bullets. SUDDEN ATTACK FATAL TO GREEK MUNITIONS KING Sir Basil Zaharoff. 86, Dies at Monte Carlo This Morning; Enjoyed Story-Book Rise to Wealth MONTE CARLO. Nov. 27. Sir Basil Zaharoff, the "mystery man" of Europe, reputed maker of wars, kings and dynasties, died at the Hotel de Paris here today. Despite his advanced age of 85, Sir Basil s death came as a surprise. He arrived in Monte Carlo 10 days ago for his annual visit. He went out for a drive yesterday and lunched in a public restaurant. Kudden IleiniM' To alj who saw him, he appeared in excellent health. He died in bed. however, presumably from a heart attack, at 9 o'clock this morning. Always one of the world'B most intriguing figures and known as "Hie man who wins every war." Sir Basil Zaharoff was horn In poverty in tlj inconsequential village of Mughla in Asia Minor on October C. 1849. His parents were expatriated Greeks and his name originally was Basileos Zaeharias. Starting adult life as a worker In a clothing-shop, he branched at an early age into the sale of munitions and there, with exception of incursions into diplomacy, intrigue, pliilauibiopy and eventually knighthood, he remained until bis death. Wars between Russia and the Balkans and various other conflicts during the past 70 years found Zaharoff playing a leading role as purveyor ot munitions and, by reason of his tremendous wealth, wielder of a balance of power. DRUM CORPS TO MEET TONIGHT The American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps i to meet at t lie Legion home on South Third street tonight at 7 o'clock. Ther will play at the Harry Haag indoor circus which the Legion itt spunpnring. A free dunce will be given at the circus at 8 p. m. today. ler's ill-starred Munich putsch but Inter resigned from the nazi party. Goebbels scored "cabalistic juggling ot s'atistical figures with whicti people seek lo ascertain whether Goeilie noisoned Schiller or whether Mozart was murdered." Kxplaining the necessity of the decree. Goebbels referred to in stances in which youths of 23 se verely rapped world famous writers. "Artists." he declared, "must not be free game for critics. "Art will not suffer from the disappearance of criticism. False greatness will die after one year. even if it is not killed by ciitics. "Real greatness, however, will be guaranteed freedom by its artistic work, integrity and artistic honor." New Citizens of Vermillion County Germany's Minister of Propaganda Announces There Will Be No More Destructive Criticism of Artists Comprise One of Largest Croups Ever Awarded Papers in Indiana BERLIN. Nov. 27. A decree forbidding criticisms against literature, music, motion picture films, art and the theater in Germany was announced today by Dr. Joseph (loelibels, reich propaganda minister, in a speech before the German cultural chamber delivered in the presence of Chancellor Adolf Hitler. Critics. Goebbels said, henceforth, must merely review and describe the subjects which they discuss but must not resort to adverse criticism. The propaganda minister claimed former political critics had "retreated into the artistic field" and there were camouflaging political attacks under the guise of "so-called cultural criticism." Indirectly attacking Gen. Erich Ludendorff, who took part in Hit INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 2,7--Flfty-seven residents of Vermillion county, natives of KnKland. 1 1 a 1 v. (Jer-niany. Poland and Jugoslavia, who were granted full 1'niled States citizenship recently at Newport, comprised one of the lamest group ever awarded final papers in Indiana. Every one of the petitioners was an enrollee in the citizenship classes conducted hy the AVorks Progress Administration. P. H. McHukIi. federal citizenship examiner of the Cincinnati area of the immigration and naturalization service, held final hearing for the applicants before Judge O. E. Bingham. The oath of allegiance was administered to each group according to nationality. by Edward E. the Beast."