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I Attend Clinton's Lighting Jubilee and Christmas Opening Tonight Hliould ! FiM to Receive Vnur DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5: .10 P. M. Phono 41 or 117 and a copy will bo brought to you at once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN x WEATHER Colder tonight; fair Saturday, not much change In temperature. cm.,. Price Three Cents 'Clinton, Indiana, Friday, December 4, 1936 Hoosier Crowned "Corn King" All But One English Paper Co Over Volume 25 Number 24 COMPROMISE Is NOT POSSIBLE, BALDWIN SAYS To King in Empire s Big Effort to Resolve Problem of Mrs..Simpron 1';H fa -pw ' , ;,f ;';:iv jKmnmmmm, IsswJiilll.''' W'..H'..i,'"'''y I , qA j One of the happiest couples in attendance at the International Livestock exposition at Chicago were Mr and Mrs. W H. Curry, above, ol, Tipton. Ind and for good reason since Curry was crowned "corn lioilj of l he show, winning the handsorn trophy held by hu wife. F.0.RS PARTY HEADS BACK TO UNITED STATES rrhtvn Pt " M'NUTT ViLL BE GUEST AT MASS MEETING IN GYM Indiana Governor to Attend Big Celebration of Many Civic Improvement Made in Put Year EXCHANGE CLUB SPONSORS EVENT Gov. Puul V. McNutt will he the guest or honor at a monster mass meeting to ba held In the new Clinton high school gymnasium, Tuesday night, December 22, in celebration of the many improvements made In this city during the past yaar and will also speak briefly at a banquet to be held earlier In the evening In 'tonor of the J936 Clinton high school football team. Confirmation of the governor's tentative promise to attend was received this morning by H. M. Caldwell, secretary of the Clinton En-change club, after plans were start ed yesterday by the club, which will sponsor the event. In connection with the Commercial club and other local organizations. Committee Named Sentiment strongly favoring the celebration was expressed after An thony Marietta explained that he had been able to secure the gover nor's tentative promise to attend. Members of the committee in charge are: Herschel Cheek, chairman; George L. Carey, J. C, Hayslett, Anthony Marietta and Earl Talbott. A banquet in honor of the football team will prqbably be held during the early evening, , with the mass meeting following. Among the many improvements of the past year have been the resurfacing of the streets, the improvement of the river front, the new underpass on No. 63. east of this city, and ihe new . (Continued on Page S) District Officers Of Lodge Attend Session Thursday John W. Council of 'erre Haute, district deputy grand pnsident of the Eagle lodge, and Charlc Booth of Terre Haute, district secretary, attended the meeting of the Clinton -Eagle lodge last night on 8ou(,h Main street. The local lodge was Invited by V Mr. Council and Mn Booth to at-tend the Eleventh district meeting in Brazil Sunday. Dec. 6. Several candidates from here will be taken to be initiated into the order. State and district officer! will be in attendance and the degree staff and drill team of Lafayette aerie will have charge of the Initiation. This is the same: team that was one of the prize winner at the national convention of Eagle In Chicago this summer. '- ' After the Initiation, which will take place at 2 p. to., a luncheon will be served and a program given. JOHN G. TUCKER RITES SATURDAY Funeral service for John 0. Tucker, 82, who died at hit aome at 1250 South Fifth street Wednesday, will be held at 1:30 P- m. Saturday at the farm home In Wabash township, Parke county. Burial will be in Hixon cemetery. Survivors are the widow, Sarah: three daughters. Mrs. Inei Pender-gast of Falrbury, III., Mrs. Maude M. BradAeld and Mr. Mayme B. Payne of Terre Haute) Ave grandchildren, Mrs, fdlion Murray, Lyman Pendergast, Wayne add Berrlll Bradfield, and Hartiell Payne. COMMISSIONERS MEETING TODAY NEWPORT, Ittd.Oec. 4 A special meeting of the Vermillion County Commissioners wa to be held on Friday afternoon, for the purpose of awarding contracts tor alt printing supplies for the codnty. The contracts will be awarded after the final filing hour of 2 o'clock. The commissioner will hold theif regular monthly meeting on Decern ber 7. 'At this meeting the contract for janitor and elevator operator ot the court house will be awarded. REBELS REPORT CAPTURE OF 3 RUSSIAN SHIPS British Munitions Steamer Also Said to Have Been Taken by Insurgents; Radios Vie in Success Claims STRUGGLE FOR CITY CONTINUES MADRffD,. Den. 4 Three Sovlc learners, jammed to the gun walei with war material for the Spania oyalistH. were captured in the Medi 'errunean today by rebel wttrcraft a Corunna insui'Kent radio ae-ert d, while loyalist and rebel lirn! H8(s craikled with rival chums o '"it tie viotHr'en on far-fluni; froptn. The Rulamanna radio said a Mrit ib s'eHnier Qllee.d1y trans-po-Un i ft a artilhT" puna and other mnn'- in from Russia was captured by V rebels. Names of noiTe of the V-ps were piven. i flln Announce Success (on tinned government successes nottlnvoHtern Madrid, scene of a ' -weeks Htruufflnj for the capital, "re announced in an offirial com-nnitne issued at Valencia. An insurgent column was "anni-'wlated" near Villareal on the Tlas-nie front as government forces )ressed forward six miles, the announcement asserted. A huge quan-( Continued on Paare 2) MORE SPENDING SEEN IN REPORT GIVEN BANKERS Committee Announces Increase in Flow of CaoirnJ; President Will Speak Today at Convention AUGUSTA, Oa.,.IVo. 4. Cheered by reports from the committee on industrial security that there is an Increasing flow of money in the country, delegates to the twenty-fifth annual Investment bankers convention were ready for their busiest day of the meeting today. Highlighting today's session will be the address of the association's president, Orrin G. Wood of Boston. Forum Hehetlulcd The president's address will be followed by a forum on regulation of the Investment banking business. Regulation hf the federal govern-(('ontiimril on I'age 2) S. S. Kastleholm Reported Adrift; Radio Not Clear CHATHAM, Mass.. Dec. 4. A vague, confusing radio message, re porting the freighter Kastelholm in trouble in heavy seas was picked up today by the Chatham radio nation, relayed' from Cape Race, Ntd. The message read: "Kastelholm adrift, ashore, heavy swell, strong gale. Ships In vicinity please Indicate position from S. S. Kastelholm." The vessel gave her position as latitude 56.44 north, longitude 6.20 weBt. This would put the vessel oft the coast of England. NEW YORK. Dec. 4. A radio mt-ssage intercepted hy RCA here early today reported the 8. 8. Kas telholm "adrift" In. heavy swells In the Irish channel between Dublin and GlaBgow, Scotland, Lloyd's registry lists two S. S. Kastelholm's. One vessel Is a Swedish liner of 891 tons built In 1938. She-is 180 feet long with a 30-foot beam and is registered from Goth-enherg. weden. The two-deck vessel is operated by the Sweden-American line. f The other Is a 64-17-ton, 420-foot Finnish freighter, clearing from Helsingfors, built In 1907. IS Oajs 'till Christmas LONDON, Dec. 4. Britain's prcsB swung to the view today that some way must be found for King Edward to continue his reign, and the Heuverbrook press the Dally Express and the Evening Standard and the Rnthermere press the Dally Mall nnd the Evening News Joined the News-Chronicle and Evening Star In hoping for a solution that would permit him to marry Mrs. Wallis Simpson. The austere Times, however, re mains adamant. "Nothing could he farther fiom the truth," The Times admits, lhat.the trouble lies in some old-fashioned, convention al dislike of the mnrrlage of the king with 'n commoner' or with an American . . . No Blow at IT. 8. 'There nre many daughters of America ho could have married wi'h approval and rejoicing. . . "The one objection and it is an overwhelming objeclion is that the lady innuestlon has alrendy two former husbands living..." Abdication would be a "calamity and diis aster." remarks the Dally Express, stating that public opinion must determine the course of events. Alternative Suggested The News-Chronicle again stresses the possibility of the king's marrying Mrs. Simpson as the duke of Cornwall or Lancaster, making her his duchess, and not queen. "Abdication is out of the question." says the Daily Mail. "The effect on the empire would be calamitous. . .the king and his ministers must find a way out." flosslp's Work The Dally Telegraph comments: "We could not utter a single derogatory word of the lady whom the king has expressed his determination to marry. But it matters in the highest degree it matters constitutionally that the first lady In the land shall he untouched by such (Continued on 'nge 2) New Lights Will Feature Opening Of Xmas Season Another chapter will be written in Clinton history tonight at seven o'clock when Mayor Clyde M. Zink throws the switch that will bring all cracks and crevices of Main street clearly into nocturnal focus for the first time. Installation of a boulevard lighting system, for three blocks of Main street and one of Elm was completed today, and a new and better illumination will blanket the business district tonight as the merchants open their doors and conduct the formal opening of the Christmas shopping season in this vicinity. Besides the new street lights, the multi-colored Yuletide bulbs strung symetrically from, post to post and the usual down-town holiday decpra-l.ns, various forms of entertainment have been planned for the celebration, according to the Commercial club committee in charge of ar- arrangemients. The local WPA uand will brave the cool weather predicted for tonight to present a concert both preceding and following the formal ceremonies. A platform has been erected for the occasion at Main and Blarkman streets. MANY KILLED IN ISLAND TYPHOON MANILA. P. I.. Deo. 4. Nine dead, 32 believed lost, anrnnR them 20 miners entombed at Papaya. Neuva Euija, and millions of property damage vaa the toll today of the typhoon which lashed the southern part of Luzon Island Wednesday and Thursday.. Eipht sailors perished when the coastal steamer Burfas sank off Catanawan, Tayabas, and a. laun-dryman was electrocuted at Cavite. The miners were walled In by a landslide which buried their living Quarters on a mountainside. Twelve fishermen aboard a missing Japanese motorboat were missing and believed drowned. THK TEMLIKR..Tl'UK By The Clintonian thermometer a. m., 2H; noon, 30. British Law Prohibits Morganatic ' Marriage, Stateiman Tells Members of House of Commons PREMIER GIVES ATTLEE ANSWER LONDON, Dec. 4 The constitu tional law of tin Itt'ilish empire vents King Kdward from conlrncl-Ing a morganatic marriage, Prime Min later Stanley Baldwin told the house of commons today. The ladv whom the king marries automatically heroines queen with all rights and prerogatives, lie said, and the government is not prepared to introduce any legislation to change the existing legal status. Resistance Worn Down Breaking his long silence, the premier finally responded to repeated demands Tor a government declaration on the ci'iHis caused hy the king'n determination to marry Mrs. Wnllis Wnrdeld Simpson of liulti-more. Any lady the king marries. Maid-win said, necessarily heroines the (jueen of England. "There Is no such thing as a morganatic marriage known in our law, he said. ' Attlee Wins The premier's sensational declaration, ruling out all possibilities of a compromise whereby the king might marry Mrs. Simpson without elevating her to the rank of queen, was made In reply to the fourth demand of Clement Attlee. laborlte leader, for a statement. The lady whom the king marries, regardless of who she is, Baldwin told the house, enjoys all rights and privileges of royalty and her children would be in direct line of succession to the throne. ' Attlee brought the crisis Into com-(Continued on Page 2) Wall Street Sees Romance of Kins: Influence Market NEW YORK, Dec. 4. This week will go down In Wall street history as the time when love became a stock market factor. Wall street has had to reckon with bollweevlls, droughts, wars, floods, hurricanes and elections, but never before with romance. And now that has been added to the list, wi'h the king of England's desire to marry the American divorcee Mrs. Wallis Simpson precipitating a grave cabinet crisis. The first response to this new influence was a weakening ot securr Ity prices. Calmer second though! brought a recovery. , The fact remains, however, that If a serious cabinet crisis does break in England over the king's romance it is hound to have further repercussions in the. stock markets. And romance is the one thing that de-ries iarting.;, . - ' The Influence here will be frcm foreign selling of American securij. ties It, of course, can have no bearing on the course of American business, and on stock prices it will he nothing more than a temporary factor. REV. CHAPIN TO CONDUCT RITES Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Carmichael, 69. of 722 South Sixth street, who died at her home yesterday at 3:30 a. m., will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. at the Presbyterian church. Rev. H. C. Chapin will have charge or the services, and burial will be at Riverside cemetery. The body was removed from the Frist funeral home to the residence at noon today. MRS. O. S. DAVIS INJURED IN FALL Mrs. S. O. Davis of 702 North Main street sustained a broken hip yesterday when she fell at her home. She was taken to the Vermillion county hospital, where Bhe is getting along as well as can be expected. Film Star, Mother Are Guarded After Kidnaping Threats HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 4. A burly uatd escorted Ginger Rogers, famous titian-haired film star, wherever she went today and her mother. Mrs. Leila Rogers, also was Vlng protected, following threats l.o kidnap and kill them. The threats, in a note sent from a nearby beach town, demanded $5,000 or else Ginger would be kid-naoed and put to death; said Mrs. Rogers, to whom the note was addressed. . Federal Investigators said they believed the extortion plot the work of an amateur. Both Ginger and her mother minimized the Incident. Baptist Churches To Conduct Rally For Young People Sunday and. Monday, December 6 and 7, are to be devoted to tho young people for a two day rally at the Dana and St. liernlee Baptist churches. The Personnel of the visiting party which will conduct this rally is as follows: Feature speaker Dr. Oliver J. Buswell, president of V b aton college; a foreign tnis-siona-y. and Rev. H. Orville Yeager, who will have charge of the music. Services will be held in each of the Dana and St. Hernice churches on Sunday at 11 a. m. and at 7:15 p. m. Sunday afternoon at 2:30 a Joint rally will he conducted at the St, Born ice church; Monday at 4 p. iil, a Joint rally will meet at Dana. A (Thai service on Monday night will be announced during each of the previous meetings, as it's location is yet uncertain. A program of vital interest to young people is planned, and all young people of the community are invited to attend when not In services in their own churches. The public is cordially invited to come and enjoy ihe meetings. A feature of the special music will be a "marimba" played hy Miss Martha Wilson, radio artist of Chicago. SIMPSON RITES PLANNED SUNDAY Funeral services for Robert Simpson. 67, of 1 24 S South Seventh street, who died at 10 a. nj. yesterday, will be held Sunday at 1 p. m. at the Christian church. Rev. Wagner will conduct the services at the church and the Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the grave. I"" C CLUB WILL MEET TONIGHT All men who have received major athletic awards at Clinton high school are.urged to attend the meeting of the "C" club to be held tonight in the basement of the Clinton hotel. Officers will he elected at the session, whirh will begin at 7:30 p. m. King Edward VIII MRS. SIMPSON SPEEDS OFF TO FRANCE TODAY Principal in English Quarrel Guarded Closely on Motor Trip to Unknown Destination PARIS, Dec. 4 Leaving behind her the turmoil of Britain's constitutional crisis, iMrs, Wallis Warfietd Simpson sought sanctuary In France today. Despite a mantle of secrecy thrown over her movements and ad vance police arrangements such as might he made for a sovereign traveling on a secret mission, it ap peared virtually certain Mrs. Simp son reamed Frencn sou eariy mis morning and headed for the seclusion of a villa in the countryside. Unknown Destination Renter's agency said she had gone to the villa Trianon at Versailles, near Paris. Other sources had her en route to Cannes possibly to he guest at the villa of Mr. and Mrs, Herman Rogers, old friends from New York, in Cannes. But it seemed fairly well established she reached Rouen shortly before 4 o'clock this morning by automobile. r Advance arrangements had been made liy police and the management of the Hotel do la Poste there to expect a "distinguished lady." '' ; Manager Talks ' The manager of the hotel slated definitely Mrs. Simpson arrived during the early hours of the morning, accompanied hy her chauffeur, a male private secretary and a detective from Scotland Yard. She had traveled in a large automobile of (Continued on l'nge 2) Club Members to Get Big 'Mess' of Fish From Florida .1. O. Stnats of Dana, a member of the Clinton Half Century club, has shipped 200 pounds of fish to the club from St. Petersbug, Fla., where he is spending the winter. Mr. Staats Is a three-quarter degree member. The fish supper will be held at the next meeting of the club on Dec. 9. Dec. 10 the auxiliary will also have a fish supper. Nomination of - officers for the new year will take place at this meeting, and the election will be held at the first meeting in January. ADDITIONAL DONATION An additional contribution to the Red Cross Fund is that of the Gamma Sigma Sorority, which donated $5.00. Good Reception Gives President Hope Conference Will Create Greater Friend Gness in Americas ABOARD S. S. Chester, AT SKA. Dec. 4 His historic good-will mission to South America completed. President Roosevelt today cruised northward aboard the Indianapolis at 25 knots, ready for the opening of congress and his second inauguration. ' ' ' " -There was little doubt among observers that he created a splendid impression in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, where he was warmly received and his "good neighbor'1 policy favorably advanced. The presi dent left South America in high hopes for substantial results from the Buenos Aires pan-American peace conference. Ti inid.ul NIop-Ovcr The Indianapolis will refuel at Trinidad December 11, when Mr. Roosevelt will make a brief shore visit. It has now been decided to rush direct for Charleston, S. C, her starting piint, where the Indianapolis will arrive about the middle ol Ihe month. While Presideut Roosevelt wai taking luncheon with president Gabriel Terra in Montevideo, Mayor Carlos Idas and Police Chief Rodolfo neuesuosa or the Uruguayan capl- tal boarded the Indianapolis and (Continued on Page 2) DAUGHERTY MAKES LIST In the story In Thursday's Clintonian concerning work relief for unemployed miners of this vicinity. H was not mentioned that Jack Daugherty compiled the list of approximately 300 local mine workers who are seeking WPA jobs with the aid of the U. M. W. A. Alfiers Conduct New Restaurant On Main Street , Well known to lovers of good food. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Alfier have returned to the restaurant business In Clinton by opening the new L'Atnor cafe at 114 South Main street. Newly decorated and fitted out in appropriate style, the establishment had its formal opening last week. ' Short orders, dinners, lunches and Italian food of all kinds will be served. Chef Alfier specializes in spaghetti and ravioli. Mr. and Mrs. Alfier have prepared and served food to mldwest-ern gourmets for nearly a score of years. For 13 years they owned and managed the Roma cafe, enjoying the custom of patrons throughout the Wabash Valley. They have also been engaged In the restaurant business In Terre Haute and Danville, 111.

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