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December 12, 1936

The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana · Page 1

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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER Fair tonight and probably Sunday; not so cold tonight. Should Tou tU to Heorilve Your DAILY CLINTONIAN ly 5:30 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a copy will be drought to you at once. WDikHA roT, Cents Clinton, Indiana, Saturday, December 12, 1936 Volume 25 Number 31 ynrspW Robles Family Bride at 12! Edward Sails From His Country Today Speedily, Silently fivj --r y, Mr, r - I J ' n fcP if 'f ' k " I-- .r, ' r'- if J I jr 4 ,June Rubles and parents fT '' PX 1 Irveaa Rhoades ) A , 7 V ' " 1 . f : TO' A k ciarence Leaeh:wi i j Three of the principal witnesses at the new Investigation at Tucson, Ariz., into the unsolved mystery of the kidnaping of 9-year-old June Robles, left, are the three members of the Robles family, June and her patents, shown above as mey awaited to appear In court. Await New Quiz Mrs. Simpson Alone Knows Where Boat Is Carrying Edward PAULS, Dec. 12 Only Mrs. Wallace Simpson of all the questioning millions ashore today knows the destination of Kdward David Windsor's sea trip to exile that began when he boarded the British destroyer Kury at Portsmouth at 1:45 a. m. x While half a dozen northwestern French ports kept watch all night for the possible arrival of the ex-krng, it was learned at Cannes that a telegram arrived at Villa Lou Viei at 8:15 this morning telling Mrs. Simpson where he was heading. LOXDOW Dec, 12 Ex-King Edward Is going to Rome. via the Mediterranean, in the belief of the Evening Standard today. Mexican Convict Deported but He Has Some Money HOUSTON", Tex., Dec. ' 12 The Pockets of his cheap, prison made suit bulging with bills of various denominations all gained while serving a murder sentence, Juan Guerrero was en route to the land of his birth, a comparatively rich man. (luerrero. sentenced to the Illue Kidge prison farm near here for murder from Starr county, requested an immigration official to allow him to gel his money before being (leporfed to Mexico. As the amazed officer followed Hie Mexican around the prison yard (Juerrero dug up a hair dozen cans. Each was crammed wllh all sorts of bills, large and small. There were i2T In all. Fellow prisoners said Guerrero obtained the money hy making bets with oilier inmates. HOMER RASH IN MINE ACCIDENT Homer miner at KttKlained day while Hush of Libertyvllle, a Jackson Hill Mine No. 6. a badly crushed leg yester-at work. REDS LOSE 200 AS GOVERNMENT STARTS ATTACK Insurgents Announce Casualties Are Heavy While Loyalists Claim Capture of Mount Otero WHITES REPORT SOVIET VESSELS MADRID, Doc. 12 Two hundred loyalist troops were slain in furious fighting as the government opened midden offensives on three fronts, rehel radio announcements said today. "Many loyalist successes," how ever, were claimed alon the Katalo-nian front in 'an official message from Barcelonia. Mount Otero, objective of one of the strongest loyalist drives there, was captured, liarcelona said. Lnfiiie Announcement Itehel announcements at Avila never! helPHS said 150 leftist troop, were killed in the battle of Mt Otero. Rebel losses or the outcome of the fighting was no I ulatnd. Leftist armies have been ven active" in the A lava sent or. il wu stated at Avila, but a "big attack was beaten off by tle brilliant fighting, of the nationalists.'' ('oil liter A Mark Hcbels slaged a counter-attack 'u the Villa Real sector, ,w;here te loyalists, it was said by the insurgents retired with 50 dead. Insurgent broadcasts from Oviedo asserted that at! the loyalist towns and villages in Asturlas province, except those near flijon planned to negotiate with Oen. Jose Aranda's army for surrender. j LON1WN, Dec. 12 The rebel Spanish government today notified Britain that several Soviet suhma rines flying the Spanish flag, were en route to waters off the Island of Majorca. Official quarters here were Inclined to retard the communication as propaganda. Judge Sets Date For Hearing on Amendment Plea NEWPORT. Dec. 12. December 21, 193S. 9:30 a. m.. has been fixed for hearing on the amended plea of abatement in the cause of stile of Indiana vs. Esther Craft Nolan of Clinton, charged with perjury in connection with disputing testimony given by Tony Marietta, receiver of the Clinton Trust company, In a f rial concerning the salary of Matthew M. Scott, former receiver. The amended plea of ahalemcut was filed In Vermillion circuit court Friday before Special Judge John .1. Hall, which alleseB that Robert E. Guinn. prosecutor, did not ilisrjuylify himself as to Esther f. Nolan, and that Winficld M. Fot. special prosecutor, had no authority to sign an indictment; and that Fox could only act as special prosecutor in the causes against Matthew M. Scott. The slate filed demurrer lo the amended plea of abatement, alleging that Guinn had disqualified himself In connection with all uiat-lers pertaining to the investigation of the Clinton Trust company. Special Judge John J. Hall over-ruled !he demurrer. A plea of abatement had previously been filed by defense and a demurrer filed by the state which hud previously been over-ruled. TWO ACCIDENTS ARE REPORTED Two minor auto accidents were reported to police yesterday. Mrs. Sam KtiBsell of Eureka slreet, driving north on Fifth street, sideswiped a truck driven by Julius Herto, who was gofng weBt on Vine slreet. The cars were slightly damaged. I'ete Carrera of R. R. 3 collided with a car belonging to Kenneth Em mart of Lyford yesterday. VOLUNTEERS AT WORK A roof blaze was extinguished at 3:55 p. ni. by the local fire department at the home of Edward Lung-strum or 421 North Third street. The home, which is owned by Matthew Scott, was only slightly a 1 HEADWINDS TOO MUCH FOR BIG PACIFIC PLANE China Clipner, Halfway Across to Honolu'u, Forced to Go Back: One Passenger Aboard Ship OFFICIALS DENY GAS SHORTAGE ALAMKDA, Cal.. Dec. 12. The China Cl'nper. en route from Hone lulu to Snn Francisco, encountered stronger headwinds -than anticipated, and 'iirn"d bac't to Honolulu at. 5:30 a. m. tPRTl today, Pan-Amer- fenn Airways officials announced here. The huge airliner, carrying a sin gle passenger and a capacity load of mail find express, had come anpro-;-Imntely halfway on the 2. 400-mile hop to San Francisco, last leg of he transpacific flight. One Passenger The passenger. named Page, boarded the clipner at Manila. Due to the heavy mail and exnrcss. I he result of the maritime strike, oilier passengers were refused. Officials emphasized that there was no possibility the ship was run ning short of gasoline and that the turning back was a routine move in accord with Pan-American's policy in the transpacific flights. Captain Tiltou. according to information at the airways' base here, discovered that unexpected weather changes had rendered his flight analysis and calculations valueless, and, as the headwinds grew stronger, decided to turn back rather than fight them all the way across the Pacific, Explanation The clipper's captain found that in bucking the winds he was using more gasoline per mile than had been estimated, and so turned back -ather than risk running Bhort, officials of the line said. The clipper left Honolulu at 6:30 p. "m. yesterday.' " A message picked up by the Mackay Radio this morning. In which the clipper asked the transport Republic for bearings, had (Continued on Page 2) President Plans Another Try at Ocean's Big Fish ABOARD U. S. S. CHESTER, at Sea. Dec. 12. His last official call behind him. President Roosevelt naused for several hours early today off Aves Island, a tiny bird haven in the Caribbean west of the leeward group, for another try at game fishing. The president is playing a hunch Ihat the vicinity of this flat, desolate island is virgin water for sport fishing. The Indianapolis and Chester are heading north for the passage between Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands, through fair and warm weather and over a smooth sea. There 1b a possibility of another stop this afternoon off Culebra island for another period of fiBhlng. James Roosevelt, the president's son, came back aboard the Indianapolis at Trinidad burdened with Christmas shopping ho accomplished for himself and kiB father. THE TKMI'KKATritK The Clintonian thermometer: il., 21 ; noon, 38. Hy ers who have fruit of good iuaiity may expect materially butter -prices than were received a year ago. Peach production, ft Is said, will be greatly impaired for a few years in Indiana due to the great loss of trees last winter. Therefore, competition is expected to continue from other producing regions. Although there was an increase in Indiana acreage in 1936 over 1935 of 8.6 per cant in watermelon? and 7.7 per cent in cantaloupes, the prices of watermelons in all section? were considerably higher than in 1935, but the prices of Indiana cantaloupes were the lowest in many years. It Is thought that the higher price of watermelons during the (Continued on Page 2) Duke of Windsor Leaves England in Darkness With Destination Still Secret NO CEREMONY AT DEPARTURE LONDON, Dec. 12 Former King Edward, who wanted to be known merely as "Mr. David Windsor" following his abdication, today was named Duke of Windsor. LONDON, Dec. 12 In darkness and in Bilence, Edward David Windsor sped away today to voluntary exile. Blood red under a starry sky, the gleaming port light of the destroyer Fury was the last that Britain saw of the phantom ship taking Edward to France. When will he return? In a few years, it was supposed, nostalgia would overcome him and he would quietly come back. For his exile is definitely not compulsory, and Edward himself told all the world: "It may be some time before I return to my native land." The continent of Europe, then, is to be Edward's Elba, and not his St. helena. Like Napoleon, he was accompanied by a few faithful courtiers and retainers. IrT the black American car that raced at breakneck speed through the midnight darkness, taking Edward from Windsor to bis embarra-tlon places at Portsmouth, where the honorable Piers Legh, his equerry. Chief Inspector Charles Storler of Scotland Yard, and a valet. His servants had preceded him by cross-channel steamer. Having renounced his tlrrone, hav-(Contlnncd on Pace 2) Maritime Strike May Close Soon; Two Concessions SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12 With be strikers making two concessions ind both sides meeting In amicable lonferences, end of the Pacific coast's strike of 87,000 maritime workers appeared near today. Capitulating to protests from the governor of Oregon and the mayor it Portland, the Joint policy committee of the striking unions agreed to free and unload cargo of Argentine poultry feed and corn aboard the freighter Primlero at Portland. The governor and mayor had wired Edward F. McOrady, assistant secretary of labor, that Oregon poultrymen were threatening to march on Portland and unload the cargo themselves. The unions further agreed to load and man a ship with necessary sup-piles to relieve strikebound Hawaii. Thomas G. Plant, chairman of the coast committee of shipowners, and Harry Lundeberg, head of the sailors union of the Pacific, met in conference again for the second time yesterday, and planned another meeting for today. "I believe we're going to get somewhere," Lundeberg said. "We have been talking facta. Right now we are down to brass tacks." HARRISON RITES ARE HELD TODAY Funeral services for Mrs. Tillie Harrison, who died Thursday morning at the Vermillion County hospital, were held at 2 p. m. today, from the, residence near Rosedale- Burial was In Riverside cemetery. POPE STEADILY GROWS BETTER VATICAN CITT, Dee. 12 Pope Pius today walked unassisted 15 steps from his bedchamiber to the private chapel adjoining tt. and for the second day be celebrated mass. Making steady improvement, the pontiff, a victim, of uremia, returned to an arm chair Instead of his bed. His physician visits him four times a day. but the Pope Is understood to be making such Improvement that the doctor no longer sleeps in the Vatican. Retiring Monarch's Equerry Goes Into Exile With Edward LONDON, Dec. 112 A personal 8errifice second only to that of Edward himself was entailed today in the fidelity that led his equerry, the Hon. Piers Legh, to toiiow me ex- king into exile. Legh's wife is the former Sarah Polk daughter of the late Judge Bradgord of Woodstock, Nashville Tenn., and Legh has a host of friends in the United States. With their 12-year-old daughter, they were about to move Into new quarters in St. James' palace when the abdication came, and Legh ac-nmnnnieri Edward aboard on the destroyer Fury this morning. He celebrated his 46th birthday at sea today. KING GEORGE VI TAKES PLACE ON ENGLISH THRONE Former Duke of York to Receive Brother' Crown: Oath ot Office Administered by Archbishop LONDON, Dec. 12. Pomp and panoply, the "build-up" for a new king ascending a throne whose prestige was badly battered by the abdication of Edward, began today when his majesty's privy council met In colorful session to proclaim George VI king, emperor, and protector of the lalth. While the 41-year-old king sol emnly took the oath of office administered by the archbishop of Canterbury whose refusal to anoint Edward at the coronation helped force his resignation the brightly-garbed privy councillors "with one voice and consent of heart and tongue" confirmed the new accession. Ritual in Morning King George formally took the He the oath of office at 11:45 a. m. left half an hour later. Crowds unequalled since same scenes were enacted for ward ten months ago jammed streets to cheer George as he made the short drive from his ducal home in Piccadilly through St. James's street to St. James's palace, castlelike building where Edward made his home as Prince of Wales. (Continued on Iagc 2) F. D. R.'S SON IS BETTER TODAY HOSTON. Dec. 12 Physicians reported Improvement today In the condition of Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., son of the president, confined since Thanksgiving day at Massachusetts General hospital, suffering sinus trouble complicated by grippe. His temperature is nearly norma? again, doctors said. They considered tt likely, however, that he would have to spend Christmas at the hospital. An operation to correct the sinus trouble has been postponed. :' ness, the governor has built up considerable strength in the solid south. Rule one for democratic presidential aspirants is to try to sew up the southern states, which are the nucleus of party strength. Two bulwarks of McNutt strength in the south are Governors James V. Allred of Texas and John C. B. Ehringhaus of North Carolina, who spoke at the meeting Tuesday night. In addition, the governor has active supporters in Louisiana and other commonwealths south of the Mason-Dixon line. John D. Ewing. prominent Louisiana publisher and American Legion associate of the governor, was in (Continued on Page 8) One of the youngest brides on record is Irvena Rhoades, 12, of Wabash, Ind., who became the wife of Clarence Leach, 21-year-old factory hand. Approval of the marriage was given by the bride's parents with whom the newlyweds plan to live, sharing a three-room house. ONE REPORTED MISSING; FIRE COSTS $50,000 Smoke-Eaters Whip Blaze Today in Chicago Stockyards, but 50 Head of Livestock Are Destroyed CHICAGO, Dec. 12 One man was reported -missing and Do head of livestock were roasted alive in a $50,000 fire which swept through four square blocks of the great Union Stock Yards today. The fire, believed started either by a carelessly thrown cigarette or crossed wires, started in the sheep pens. Fanned by a high wind, the flumes quickly turned the old wooden pens into a roaring inferno and brought fears of a repetition of the s.n0.nii holocaust that swm.it the yards in May. in:M. (( 'onl iimcd fin Cage U) KLEPTZ FUNERAL PLANNED SUNDAY Kunenil si-rvirrR for Marie Kl"plz. 4't. who day night at her borne will be held at 10 a. in. Mrs. Anna died T hu rain Heelyvilie, Sunday from the Holy Rosary church in Seely-viJle. Hurial will be in Calvary cemetery. Bhe is survived by Stephen Fader, brother, of f'lintoii. Oilier survivors are the husband, Frank; three daughters. Agns. Anna Marie and Fra nif'K ; and t wo brot hers. A ndrew Fader of Cleveland, and John Fader of Akron, O. JUNIORS TO GIVE THREE ACT PLAY MONDAY EVENIN? Dipping Up the Dirt' Will Be Presented Twice at Local High School's New Gymnasium "'Digging (ip the Dirt," a three-act play, will he presented by the members of the junior class Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and Monday evening at 8 o'clock at the new high school gymnasium. The set Is designed to represent the principal room f an adobe house In New Mexioi- The ramshackle ranch house, of which this room is a part, serves as the summer home of an old professor (played by Joseph Webb), an archaeologist from Anvar college, who has spent his summers for years doing research work, digging in the ruins of a Iqng-huried Indian village. Skunk's Rein Kenneth Andrews (played by Joe Brooks) and Bill Loomis (Prank Kamm., who have been helping the professor in "Digging Up the Dirt." have had an encounter with a skunk, and as a result are without the proper amount of wearing apparel at the opening of the first scene. Their predicament becomes more embarrassing when an old sweet-(Coiitiiiiied on Pace it) Peace Formula Is Popular Proposal; Hull Is Satisfied Bl'EN'OS AIRES. Dec. 12. Discord was swept aside today in the inter-American peace conference as a formula for preventing wars In the new world went with ununl-mous support before the conference's peace organization committee. Ten countries have already Initialed the draft proposals, and the remaining 11 Pan-American nations have Indicated their approval. "The proposal contains the strongest guarantee for peace tills continent ever had." said Cordell Hull, secretary of state of the Pniled Slates, "and II offers a valuable example to the countries of oilier continents." Details of the plan are lo be made public today, but It Is understood that the formula calls for immediate collaboration of the foreign ministers of the 21 counlries upon threat of war in the Americas either from wiihln or without. It will complement the five peace treaties already partially ratified, and may provide' for active neutrality, including non-shipment of war supplies to belligerents 12 ass Indiana Fruit, Vegetables Damaged Badly by Drought, Severe Winter; Timber Prices Expected to Co Up McNutt Begins Layinp Groundwork For 1940 Presidential Nomination; Events at Dinner Disclose Moves ((Minor's VM-: TliiN i (lie tin It of h M'lfcN of six article mi "The OuiliHik for linlmmt Agrfh ulliirc in f:S7.") LA FA YKTTE. Ind., Dec. 12 The lH.'tli fruit and vegetable crops, with the exception of onions and a few other special crops, were greatly curtailed by last summer's drought. Indiana fruit trees were also badly damaged previously by the severe 9 35-30 winter, reports the farm management outlook specialists of Purdue university. Indiana's 1936 apple crop was reported on October 1 as being but 20 per cent of the 1935 crop and only 21 per oent of the 1928-32 average, which led to a prediction that grow INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 11. The bid of r;or Paul V. McNutt for the 1940 democratic presidential nomination is not a feeble favorite son gesture, but has developed Into a well-planned movement. It has been evealed in recent days. Events at the huge dinner In honor or Indiana's governor Tuesday night afforded the first open evidence or the scope of the effort. At tills gatheAng. Governor-elect M. Clifford Townsend and Frank McHale. the governor's chief con sultant, practically "nominated ' him. while two governors filled in with data on McNutt's qualifications. It was not a haphazard proceeding, but was designed carefully. With his usual political shrewd

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