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December 5, 1936

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ATHER Should T to Receive Your DAILY CLINTONIAN by 0:80 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a ropy will bo brought to you nt once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN ;: ,Jit; Sunday rain, aomo- Ce-W a It Price Three Cents Clinton, Indiana, Saturday, December 5, 1936 Volume 25 Number 25 Scene of General's Trial in Fiancee's Death Another Member of Murderous Hold-Up Gang Kills Himself SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5 Frank Sena. 21.' alias Crone, hanged hlm- Demonstrations by Edward's Subjects Make Police Work LONDON. Dec. 5. IHilr dcin-instiatlons for King Edward In his lisagrcenient with Premier Baldwin i. . ' . (. i I I! ill fij& 1 rf il il l .jio f y Villi"-' 11 J 1 fJ I W-trjaa. fh. tela A -t y -1 Henry county courthouse ' General Penhardtj New Castle. Ky., where Judge A S. Morgan is presiding jurist. Mrs. Taylor'a body was found in a ditch 15 miles from her home at La Grange, a bullet through her temple. She had been riding with Denhardt shortly before and his revolver was found nearby. Facing trial for murder in connection with the mysterious death of his comely fiancee, Mrs. Verna Taylor. Brig. Gen. Henry Denhardt attributed her death to suicide caused by her hysterical fear of jilting another suitor. Denhardt, held without bail, faces trial at Henry county courthouse at NEW GYMNASIUM TO HOUSE GAME WITH GARFIELD Encounter With Five From Terre Haute Will Inaugurate Use of Large, Fireproof Structure FIRST CONTEST TO START AT 7 Tlie old, old Clinton dream of a lirst class gymnasium has come true. On Tuesday night, December 8 hundreds of persons will enter the new palace of sport to watch 'Slim Piutoville's basketball players enter tain Garfield in a structure worthy of the flctiool and of the city. For several weeks the Wild rasers have been practicing daily at the Hiilcrest gymnasium and when ne cessary at the "crackerbox" i Third and Black man. Not unt1 Monday evening will they be a lowed to race out onto the new harf wood floor, on which, painters ar putting the finishing touches toda: Squad of 23 A squad of twenty-five boys hf been drilling under the new coach' watchful eye. Aspirants currentlv seeing action on the so-called first team are Gugllelmetti. and Bennett forwards, Phillips at center and Ber-to and Berrisford at guard positions Working hard for varsity posts are among others. Dunn. Bosstick. Shu-man, McCrea, Sollars. Bonacorsi and Foster. "Moose" Phillips is the only regular left from last year, although Bennett spent some little time last season in the company of the select five. y Many members of the squad are completely inexperienced, and (Continued on Pae 8) Hamilton's Move Causes New Talk Of Organization WASHINGTON. Dec. 5 The unprecedented action of John Hamilton in offering to resign as republican national chairman, unless given a vote of confidence by the republican national committee, today raised the issue of reorganizing completely the parity which went down to the most crushing defeat in modern American political history only a month ago. Some republicans here viewed Hamilton's announcement as certain to provoke a contest between fiov. Alfred M. Landon, titular head of the party, and the young red-headed chairman for control of the reorganization. ' Some support was given this view by Hamilton's announcement that he felt it impossible for me to continue in an official capacity without an expression of confidence from the body of the committee." FOOT IS BROKEN IN SLATE FALL Kd Reiher of Geneva sustained broken right foot yesterday at the Clinton Coal company, where he is employed. It was caused by a fall of slate. He was treated at the Vermillion county hospital and then removed to his home. THE TEMPER AT I'UE By The Clintonian thermometer: 8 a. m., 30; noon, 88. I sell In his city prison cell today to escane oossihlo death on the gal lows as a member of the "baby bandit tno" which terrorized San Francisco last weekend in a series of holdups during one of which Daniel O'Connell, father of three small children, was slain. Sena was the second member of the gang to cheat the law by committing suicide. William Daly, 18. "chief" of the gang, shot himself through the head when cornered Wednesday in Merced. The last member of the gang. Ernest Pla, 18. faces a charge gt murder. HUNDREDS DIE IN HARD FIGHT FOR POZUELO TODAY Machine Gun Fire Takes Heavy Toll Among Loyalist in Battle for Sector Near Madrid BRITISH CONSUL READY TO LEAVE MADRID, Dec. 5 In the most horrible carnage of any single day it the Spanish civil war, loyalist forces suffered more than 700 casualties if the battle for Pozuelo de Alarcon key to the Escorial highway north west of Madrid, rebel broadcasts to day asserted. 'While smoke still rose from th' terrible visitation of 31 insurgen' bombing craft over the capital, loyalist government statements claimed recapture of Pozuelo, six miles from Madrid, and nearby Humera. Another Notion A communique at Rebel Talavera however, said the counter-assaul' waa. rolled back with great blood shed. mountains and protects T After a four-day fight in whicl the fnsurrectos gained control of the road, vital because ft cuts off thr loyalists in the Guadarrama moun tains and protects the insurgent left flank, more than 5,000 leftists were thrown into the fray to regain Pozuelo. Tanks Take Part Eleven government tanks, leadinr several militia phalanges, swept ide around the rebels still holding (Continued on Page S) Mrs. Taylor Dies At County Seat; Services Sunday NEWPORT, Dec. 5 Mrs. Rebec ca Taylor Foos. 88, died at her home Friday at 2:20 p. m. following an illness of three weeks' duration. Complication of diseases was the cause of her death. She was born December 19. 1847, the daughter of Rebecca Jane Cooper Taylor and David Taylor, near Clinton. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Harriet Frances Buckner of Texas and Mrs. Myrtle Eunice Robinette of Reno, .s'ev.. ahd one son. Courtney Foos of Missouri, Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the residence. Burial will be in the Thomas cemetery ear here. NEW LIGHTS ARE TURNED ON; BIG CROWDPRESENT Mayor Praises Cooperation of Power Company; Shoppers Fill Store Until Closing' Hour DINNER IS HELD IN CELEBRATION A crowd which numbered well Into thousands and almost completely blocked traffic on Main street watched Mayor C. M. Zlnk throw the iwitch and cheered enthusiastically as the new boulevard lighting sys- em and Christmas lights flashed in-, 0 life last night. The ceremony followed a concert ly the PWA band on a temporary andstand erected at the intersec-ion of Blackman and Main streets. Mayor Zink was introduced by R. 1. Medlock, president of the Clinton Commercial Club, and spoke briefly. Great Improvement Clinton's new lighting system fills 1 long-felt need said Mayor Zink. vho divided the residents of this ity into two classes, one of whclh eels clinn is nothing but a graveyard, while the other feels, that It s no worse off than similar cities ind does its best to boost the town's welfare at all times. Mayor Zink warmly expressed bis ippreciatlon of the co-operation glv-n the city by the Northern Indiana ower Comipany In making the new 'ights possible. They were installed without cost to the city and will not -equlre any additional taxation. There Is no reason why utilities , (Continued on Page 8) Pope Personally , Confirms Illness In Vatican City VATICAN CITY, Dec. 6 Person--jilv confirming his Illness for the Irst time. Pope Pius XI today apol- igized to his cardinals for being un- lble to attend the closing ceremo nies of his week's spiritual retreat In the Sistine chapel. The nnniiff told the cardinals he was suffering from "local ail ment." This, it was learned. Is partial pa--alysis of the muscle In his left leg, caused by heavy deposits of uric acid in the knee and ankle Joints via the blood stream. Imparting the pontifical blessing and urging the cardinals to devote hemselve s to prayer, the Indisposed Pope sent his message to the assembled princes of the churcli and other dignitaries in the fameua chapel through Cardinal Pacelll, the papal secretary of state. As the aroun of six cardinals, four bishops and 30 other high functionaries knelt In reverence, sorrowed by the message, Cardlaal Pacelll read them the papal apology. DUDLEY TAKES OATH OF OFFICE NEWPORT. Dec 8. Attorney Eaton J. Dudley of Newport took the; oath of office of prosecuting attorney for the forty-serenth judicial district Thursday morning before Everett E. Rhoades, clerk of the Vermillion circuit court. Mr.' Dudley will assume the dtttls of prosecuting attorney Jan. 1. tionary scheme. Paul R. Carl, supervising principal of the high school and former West Pointer, explained that radical changing of the curriculum was decided upon after 40 percent of the freshmen had failed In at least one subject at the end of the first six weeks period this fall. He Is confident the parents of th community will vote their support of the new plan. 'We expect absolutely no opposition." he said. "Th aw course will begin In September, 1837." Latin will be th first course to go. with algebra and geometry next. "All foreign languages probably will be eliminated." said Carl. To (Continued on Pago S) ,!'ir - : FARM LEADERS MEET ON FRIDAY IN TERRE HAUTE Several Person from Vermillion County Attend Session to Hear Speaker From Purdue Staff Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Duyn, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Mack, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Jones, Harry New-land and 'Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Brown, all of Vermillion county, attended a meeting of farm leaders in Terre Haute yesterday. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Farm Management Extension division of Purdue university and was one of a series of 13 meetinga. The 1937 outlook for agriculture in Indiana was discussed. Members of the county agricultural planning (Continued on Page S) Two, From Here Injured in Crash That Took 1 Life One person was killed and five persons, two of them Clinton peo-i r In the hosnital as a result of a head-on collision on US-41 pimento this morning at 1 : So Roy Bedwell, 33, of Farmersburg wiib killed. Rosemary Burke of Terre Hauto. ihe most seriously injured: Mar jorie Thompkins. 23, and Robert Thnm.Ain. 20. 431 Elm ittreetl Elmer Bedwell. brother of the dead man, and Ross Martin. 28, of Terre Haute were all taken to the St Anthony's hospital in Terre Haute. Mr. Thompkins sustained a broken nose and Mr. Martin a broken arm. The extent of the injuriea of the other nersons was not learned. Miss Thompkins, who was driv ing a Dodge coupe, was going north (Continued on Patse- 3) RESIDENT BADLY INJURED IN AUTO I.ie-et-r Howard, 1304 South Fifth utrm-t, ww critically Injured when tlx- automobile which he driving crashed into a pasaengec train M the Mow railroad lug at llainbriiice yesterday. The car a almost completely destroyed, arrnrding to State Pollre-nian R. F. Fngland. who Investigat ed the accident. wlUch occurred at !2:4- p. m. Howard Buffered severe head Injurie. tlie serious ncm of which have not yet lieeu definitely determined. He was also rut and bruised badly about the Uo. The young man was driving east on Road 36 whea he struck the traia 1 L iver marriage to Mrs. W'allis Simp son continued una haled today. One icalous supporter of Ing Invaded the sacrosanct 'Incts of Downing street in ;uise of a sandwich man and ne a hicvcle. The front of th p re lit" rid-hts lacard- read: "We want Edward 'III, not Baldwin." while on the ear was Inscribed: "The king must lot abdicate." Police shooed the man Into Whitehall, where he slowly rode up nd down in view of thousands of pedestrians. "Bobbies" kept all demonstrators on the move. :DWARD FIRM IN HIS DECISION TO MARRY DIVORCEE British Monarch Again Declares to Baldwin H' Intention to Wed Wally Detpite Great Opposition ''URUC RECEIVES NO ROYAL WORD LONDON. Dec. 5. Unyielding in he face of increasing pressure from he government, church and nobles, ing Edward VIII remained ada- nant in his determination to marry Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson today ind the possibility of his abdication eemed to grow as the hours passed. The king told Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin of his determina- ion at Fort Belvedere again last light, and the premier In turn pre- umably passed this renewed de fiance on to bis ministers at a brief mergency cabinet session this morning. . . - , - firm Ktand-t To Baldwin, the king added that ill Intimations to the effect be has decided to renounce Mrs. Simpson are without foundation.- This picture of the king In point blank opposition to his premier, and fighting unflinchingly for what he "relieves to be his rights despite externa! pressure and personal nervous strain which has necessitated medical consultation, was given to International News Service by an authoritative source. ('mitimifl on Page 8) 'Dusty' Kitchen Dies Yesterday; Funeral Sunday Moses Kitchen. 6U, died at the home of his sinter, Mrs. Joe Brock. of Z23 South Water street, yesterday at 4:30 p. m. after a two days illness of pneumonia. "Dusty" as he was called in Clinton, was well known, having been a familiar figure in the town. He had lived here since 1893. before which time he lived In Kentucky. He is survived by another sister, Mrs. Belle Travillion: ojie brother. Andrew Kitchen, and a number of nieces and nephews, all of Clinton. Funeral services will be held from the Frist funeral home at 3 p. m. Sunday with Rev. .C. C. Pearce In charge. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. al license plates on it. Robbed of that sanctuary she sought when she sped to France in the hope that her absence might help King Edward solve his combat with the Britith cabinet, Mrs. Simp son spent a harried, sleepless 24 hours cutting across France from Dieppe. Her exact destination is a matter of guess-work, especially since she can reach either the French Riviera or the Bay of Biscay resorts over highways leading from Blois, which is about 175 miles southwest of Paris. Friends of Mrs. Simpson here sug gest she may be heading for the Duke of Westminster's estate at Bi-( Continued on Page S) THOMPSON WINS CALF HONORS AT LIVESTOCK SHOW Hereford Given Several Prizes At International Exposition Being Held This Week In Chicago Competing against the strongest competition in the world, Paul E. Thompson's Crown Hill stock farm Hereford's carried away an enviable portion of the Hereford calf honors at the international livestock exposition In Chicago, which will close Saturday. Only five junior calves were shown by Mr. Thompson, which made their record all the more impressive, in view of the fact that in the group and pair r lasses they were forced to show against calves born as early as last September. Awards received by the Clinton (Continued on Pae :t Meeting Is Held Friday to Make Christmas Plans 'Representatives of the Clinton Commercial club. Tri Kappa sorori ty. Delta Theta Tau sorority. American Legion Auxiliary, Business and Professional Womens club, the Mys tery Jesters and the Bogart estate met with Dale Purcell. supervisor of the WPA recreational depart ment. In the recreation offices in South Main street last night to discuss a community Christmas party and tree. They plan to hold the party on Wednesday. Dec. 23. at the Bogart Memorial park. There will be carol singing and other entertainment, and there is the possibility of a treat for children. Another meeting will be held Tuesday. Dec 8. to make final arrangements. Anyone knowing where a tree about 35 feet high ran be secured or anyone having Christmas lights to lend for the tree Is asked to communicate with Dale Purcell. COMMISSIONERS GIVE CONTRACTS NEWPORT. Dec. 5. T. R. Wood-burn of Terre Haute was awarded Ihe contrart for printing of classes 1. 2. 3 and 4 in Vermillioa county commissioners court Friday afternoon. The Dally Clintonian was awarded the contract for printing under ciaai 5. The awards were aade at a upeeial meeting of the county commissioners and the five classes cofer all printing materials, including book for the county for 1937. Decuplets Born to Chinese Woman; 4 Childron Are Alive TOKYO, Dec. 5. Decuplets nine boys and one girl were born to a Chinese farmer's wife near Peiping, according to a dispatch today to the TokyoNlcbCfMehl. Tnree boys and the girl survived, the paper said, but the other boys died at birth. Dr. White, Wife Attend Sessions At State Capital Dr. and Mrs. V. D. White of South Main street attended the first Indi ana Medico legal conference at the Indiana University School of Medi cine building in Indianapolis yester day. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the application of expert medical knowledge and of scientific evidence to the needs of law and justice. It was conducted by I lie Indiana University School of Medicine. The Indiana Committee. Indiana Stall? Police and Indiana University institute of Criminal law and Criminology. lu the morning scientific labora; tory exhibits were on display and at 10 a. m. the morning round table session was held to discuss medicolegal autopsies. I)r W. I). Gatch. dean. Indiana University School of Medicine, presided. Tct& IMmcunmhI Professor James J. Robinson, Indiana University School of Law, director. Indiana University Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology presided at the afternoon round-ta ble session and chemical tests for intoxication was discussed. Honorable JameB A. Collins, attorney, formerly judge of the Mari-ion county criminal court presided at the second afternoon session and the subject of discussion was "Medicolegal Testimony as to Sanity." At 12:30 noon a luncheon was served at the Riley hospital and at 6:, 10 p. in. a conference was given at the Riley Room at the Clayton hotel. TRUCK IN COLLISION John Ruffattola of Klondyke. driving west on Elm street, yesterday collided with a car belonging to the Soard Motor company, which was parked in front of the garago. Ruffattola was driving a Pure Milk truck. Both cars were damaged. 17 a?a5 till Christmas Board of Education for Eastern High School Planning to Toss Out Latin, Employ Practical Courses Famous Mrs. Simpson Checks Out Of Hotel at 3:50 A.M., Escapes Following Reporters, Cameramen PAULSBORO. N.- J.. Dec. i Out with Latin, algebra and geometry at Paulboro high school; in with courses in cooking, household budgeting, reading blueprints, fixing automobiles and repairing things around the bouse. This is the daring plan of the Paulsboro board of education, which baa decided to junk the old classical course of study for the average boy and girl and teach them instead how to be better housewives and husbands and bow to qualify for jobs in the local industrial plants. Educators throughout the nation will be focusing their attention on th Paulsboro school district next February when the electorate goes to the polls to pas oa the revolu PARIS,. Dec. 5 "Somewhere in France." within a radius of 200 miles from Blois. from which she swept suddenly and awiftly at 3:50 o'clock this morning.1 Mrs. Wallis Simpson, the world's most famous woman, today was rushing over smooth roman roads In an effort to shake off persistent reporters and cameramen. More than 80 sppedy automobiles which had been stationed outside the rates of the Hotel de France at ancient Blois. were caucht unprepared by Mrs. Simpson's sudden exit in Kine Edward's ear. Temporarily baffled, their drivers are now roaring through towns in the vicinity trying to trace the course of the American made-motor with the roy 0:.

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