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Nhnnld Ton FtU to Rve Yonv THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER Fair tonight and Tuesday. DAILY CLINTONIAN liy B:30 P. M. Plume 41 or II? and a copy will bo brought to you at once. rVTJTANA STATrc T.T"""rT Comr. " Vrwpipor A Archives nl Volume 25 Number 32 Clinton, Indiana, Monday, December 14, 1936' .ee Cents AMAU DECLARES JAPANESE WILL REBEL AIR ACE'S PLANE REPORTED IN FIGHT, CRASH BARON'S CASTLE HOUSES FORMER XING OF BRITAIN Friends Testify Against Edith Royal Brothers Paths Now Part NOT START WAR Jit- Duke of Windsor in Long Phone Russia Is Accused of Fomenting, Reds Continue Offensive Today; Inrurgents Assume Defense; Jnnw Haiti Northern Military Action civ X I ; if o HVA Mi Vv , wixMiiaiaia8wii ' V sL inn mniii nr. Willi rttrj: 4V? t Ml &&Jr iu uL Li Li. -I Hopes of Editn Maxwell to win a reversal of the verdict sentencing her to 25 years for the death of her father In the Wise. Va.. publicized "slipper murder" were given a setback when friends of the defendant testified that she had made violent threats against her father an several occasions. She was previously convicted of beating her father to death with the heel of a slipper when they quarreled over her staying out evenings. She is shown here conferring at court with one of her attorneys. Gail Laughlin, in the presence of her younser sister. t'robably never again will there be a picture taken such as the above, showing together three of the royal brothers of Britain's House of Windsor, left lo right, former King Edward VIII, Duke of Gloucester, and the new King George VI, as they anpearsd a the races several years ago in London. British Officials Worried by N ew Signs of Large Malay Dope Ring; Smugglers Employ Clever Methods Hoosier Agriculture Enters Period Of Higher Prices; Purdue Experts Propose Plan for New Conditions Aiding Rebellion; Strength of Revolt Unknown; Reports Vague 'WAIT AND SEE' IS TOKYO POLICY TOKYO, Dee. 1 i While Japan ese officials aecuHed ftuijaia of aiding China's " war-nna hint- Japan' ' rebels with arm's and um mn n it iuii Kiji A ma u declared today tliis country will not jump into any Asiatic conflict "iT It can bp avoided.' Tho famous Kpokesmnn of tho Tokyo foreign office said it was Impos sible to ascertain at present whether the rebellion in China would "precipitate an International conflict." Officii.! Confusion The far eastern scene with Chinese premier and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek a captalve of Marshal Chang Hsueh-Llang's revolting troops in Shensl province was "most confusing,' Amau said. Authorities have declared they possessed evidence that the Soviet union has supplied guns and ammunition to the rebels led by Marshal Chang, who has Issued a circular telegram calling for immediate declar ation of war by China against Japan They also charged that Soviet of ficers are extremely active as lead ers in the military council of Mar shal Chang, militant Manchurian war lord, who also demanded in hip telegram that Chinese communists be given place In China's nationalist party set-up. . Soviets Accused General Yen Hu-Cheng, head of Rhensl province, said Japanese officials, has been encouraged by Moscow to open an anti-Japanpse cam-font inued on Paffo 6 Pone Turn Over Part of Work to Secretary Pacelli VATICAN CITY. Dec. 14. Pope Pius, still slowly improving, delegated some of his duties today to Cnrdinal Pacelli. secretary of state. Although the pontiff passed another comfortable night he still Is afflicted with twitching pains In his lt-ft leg. a trustworthy source reported . It via thought this might necessitate his remaining In lied longer than he anticipated. At the suggestion of his physician he has decided to rliminato his usual conference with the cardinals who head the Vatican congregations. Hereafter, they will confer with Cardinal Pacelli instead. The holy father recommended that the activities or the propagation of the faith congregallou. in charge or Catholic missions all over the world, receive a preference In Cardinal Pacelll's reports to him, which will tske place once each day herearter. This was in accord with his holl-ih'hk's slirrened determination to the spread of communism which has intensified since the start of the Spanish civil war. but which has been going on for many years. His attitude was being reflected today all over the world In a renewed crusade against communism by the Catholic church. VOLUNTEERS WIN AGAINST 2 FIRES A fire was extinguished Sunday and another today by the local fire depa rt me nt. Yesterday at 2:2 p. m. a roof blazp was extinguished at the home of fleorge Markof of 713 North Seventh street: and today at RrfiO a. m. a roof blaze was extinguished at the home of Andrew Palony of 559 North street. The houses were plightly damaged. WPA MUSICIANS IN TERRE HAUTE Robert Cajshner and Anselo Polio, members of the WPA Music Project of VermilMon county, assisted the Terre Hnute symphony orchestra at a concert given In the may flower room at the Terre Haute House in Terre Haute Thursday night. Conversation With Wally in Cannes; Reportedly in Nervous Condition EDWARD TO SEE VIENNA DOCTOR PARIS, Dec. 14. The newspaper Paris Midi, in a Vienna dispatch, re ported today that Archduchess Ileana of Hapsburg has Invited Mrs. Simpson to spend several weeks at her castle at Sonbert in Austria, ac cording to Informed sources. VIENNA, Dec. 14. Enjoying tho luxury or the palatial castle Emzes-feld after his rapid dash from London, the duke of Windsor slept lato today and then arose to make a 23-minute telephone call to Mrs. Willis Simpson at Cannes, France the woman for whom he renounced Britain's throne. Afterwards he took a short stroll through the castle park and expressed hopes, It was reported, of an opportunity for a round of golf. Itojal Suite Staying at the castle as guest of Baron Eugene de Rothschild, the ex-king was understood to be occupying a suite of six rooms on the ground floor. From the windows of his rooms, he has a magnificent view across the valley of the river Triesting. Later In the day, It was understood, he planned to visit Professor Neumann here In Vienna for an examination of the ear which has caused him some slight trouble In the past. , "Fit for a King" Last night, after arriving at the castle late, the duke enjoyed a dinner cooked by the chef of the late Emperor Charles of Austria. Edward arrived at Vienna at 10: 15 p. m. last night and was met (Continued on Page 0) Jeeps Leading in Sale of Tickets For Junior Play In the sale of tickets for tbe Junior class play, "Digging Up the Dirt," tne Jeeps, led by Mrs. Cecil Mc-Wethy, held a slight margin over the Toars, this morning. The Toars are under the leadership of Wayne Dorsett. Mrs. McWethy Is the Junior class sponsor and Dorsett is her assistant. The contest will end at 8 p. m. today. A matinee was given today at 2:30 p. m. for school children, and another performance will Be given tonight at 8 o'clock In the new gymnasium. Many reserved seats can still be obtained. The members of the cast are Joseph Webb, Joe Brooks, Frank Kamm, Catherine Zorsl, Violet lw-son, Jean Dal Sasso, Louise Dalla and Ruth Crosby. Minor parts are played by Wayne Kamm, Bert Shep-ard, James Bostick, Iia Mae Rawley, Louise Clark. Marjr Cargal, Jeanette Rawley. Hilda Bowden, Letha Stut-ler and Evelyn Huxford. REED SERVICES THIS AFTERNOON Funeral service for Ptrrr F. Reed. 87. who died at the Vermillion county hospital at I a. ni. yea-erday following a few weeks Illness, were held at I p. m. today rrom the Frist funeral home, with Rer. Keedy of Dana officiating. Burial was In Mt. Morlah cemetery In Hollandsburg. Mr. Reed lived at Montesuma until recently, when be came to Fair-view to make bis home with his on, William Reed. Other survivors ire another son, Charles of Rock-ville; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Go-forth of Dana, and Mrs. Mary Ful-wider of Indianapolis, and 15 grandchildren. NOTED REALTOR DIES NEW YORK, Dee. 14. Maximil-lian Morgenthau, 89, New York and Florida real estate operator, was dead today at his home here. He was an uncle of Henry Morgenthau Jr., secretary of the treasury. THE TEMPERATURE By The Clintonian thermometer 8 a. m., 30; noon, 34. j LOYALISTS PUSH TOWARD BURGOS MADRID, Dec. 14 An official government communitiue claimed today thnt the nlrplaVie of Major Ramon Franco, Spu'h nivtninr filer and brother of I niaiider-in-chicf, had down. 1 rebel roin-been abut Tho war office repr ted that kiv- eminent pursuit ahipHl cornered the "White Dove," as Fra co called hU over Madrid ship, in a "doc fiRhl" find (hat it had crashbd in landing near Lamina de Hantillana Sien a n. north of Madrid in ret! territory, Two in Plalie Two persons were it the airplane. One was killed and one escaped, the report said. Thi jpovernment admitted it had been 11 lify either man but it able to Iden-was thought F-anco would have been in htB own ship. Franco became a hero in the Moroccan war and a Will greater national figure in 1!6 when ho flew 6.230 miles aero the Atlan tic from Spain to Buenys Aires over the route followed by;., Christopher (Continued on Page 2) CHRISTMAS TREE FOR COMMUNITY AT BOGART PARK Local Organizations, Recreation Department Add to Holiday Cheer; Band to Give Concert Today A community Christmas tree has been erected at the Bogart Memorial park at Third and Mulberry streets by the Vermillion County Recreation Department and assisted by the Clinton Commercial Club, Tri Kappa Sorority, Delta Theta Tau sorority, American Legion auxiliary, Business and Professional Women's club, the Mystery Jesters and a rep resentative of the Bogart estate. The tree was donated by W. A. Nixon of Parke county and the light bulbs by Jack Daugherty, and the Continued on Page 6 Londoners Seek To Set Estimate On Duke's Riches LONDON. Dec. 14. Britain's capital buzzed today with speculation regarding former King Ed ward's wealth following a sugges tion he may have to undergo a Means test" before his state In come Is fixed, but whether he Is a millionaire remained uncertain since his nnancial analrs have always been a deep mystery. At the beginning of his brief reign last January, he was de scribed as the richest king Britain ever had, hut at that time his Income included the vast revenues from the duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster and other crown proper ties of which he was shorn by his ct of abdication. Kdward's crown revenues previ ously were estimated to total at t'Sht a million pounds (about la,- Oiin.iMiii) year. He also has been the ground landlord of Ills Majesty's theater, the Holborn restaurant, extremely valuable fall Mall and Piccadilly blocks, mining rights In Wales and Scotland, rents from the Isle of Man and property at Windsor and other places. SOVIET SUBS REPORTED GIBRALTAR, Dec. 14 A Soviet submarine flotilla was seen maneuvering off the Balearic Island of Majorca on Sunday, according to reliable Information here today. .1 US fcfiristmfcs; Editor's note This is the sixth and last nf a series of articles on "The Outlook for Indiana Agriculture In 1937." LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 14. With economic recovery gaining momentum as shown In decreased unemployment, increased industrial activity, and Improved domestic and foreign demand, agriculture In Indiana and throughout the United States has entered a period of relatively higher prices and a consequent period of profitable farming operations, according to the farm management department of Purdue university, which suggests an 11-polnt program for adjusting Indiana farming to present and prospective conditions. This program, altered from previous ones to fit prospective situations of the coming year, follows: 1. Develop the farm business so as to take advantage of this period of more profitable farm operation even though it may mean some advance in operating costs. 2. Given increased consideration to proper use of land, to differences in the productive capacity of land and to soli improvement and conservation programs for the different types of soil found on the farrrt. The use of longer rotations, pasture and timber on poor and rough land should be considered to control erosion and improve soil fertility. 3. fjlve careful attention to the uje or high quality seeds or adapted high-yielding varieties and to the use of good pure bred sires. 4. Give more attention to tillage and field operations, and to the use of lime, legumes and high grade fertilizers even though It may mean higher costs. 5. Increase the production of high-yielding, adapted legumes. C Give consideration to the favorable feeding situation likely to exist the latter part of 1937 lr a normal crop Is harvested. 7. Plan to take advantage of the favorable marketing conditions for livestock, which are likely to exist during the lale summer and full months of 1937, especially fg this true for good quality and well flu-(Continued on Page 0) SINGAPORE, Dec. 14 New evidence of the activities of a vast dope ring, smiiKfiling between south China and Burma with "dumps" at Malayan ports, is causing considerable anxiety to British excise officers. Seizures of contraband at Singapore alone in the past few weeks are valued at more than $60,000. These hauls include a large quantity of opium found In eight vesels, concealed in coal bunkers and other hiding places, The Straits government, however, is still losing revenue from opium sales, a government monopoly, and is also facing the danger of the introduction of heroin and morphine in large quantities. The high price in Singapore of government chandu, preparpd opium, coupled with the low sale price in Canton and Hong Kong, Is held responsible for the unusual activity of dope traffickers. Much cunning is used by the smugglers. Excise officers recently spent five hours digging and probing in the coal bunkers of one Bhlp before they found a considerable amount of rhandu hidden among the coal. A further big aaul. :n which subterfuge was introduced by the excise department, was made in 'another steamer. While this ship was in Singapore some opium was discovered in its bunkers. Nothing else could be found, but the department suspected that more contraband was on board. Several officers of the department therefore embarked on the vessel as passengers when it resumed its jour ney to Penang. They kept watch at night, and some where off Malacca saw a small vessel stealing up tf the stern of the steamer. Running aft, they caught two Chinese about to I brow overboard a (inaiil ity of opium hidden In a float. Hut the "ring" appears to have an unending supply of opium. Prof-ilH lo be made from smuggled dope are enormous, and the organizers can afford a few losses. It )m alleged that in Kuklen, China, nearly 3u.0oo.0i" oun'-es of opium are In hiding stored and con-(-Haled In mountain caves previous to the "suppresHion" of poppies by the Chinewj government In 193 2. James B. Russell Dies This Morning At Local Hospital James B. Russell. 30. 10$ South Eighth street, died at the Vermillion County hospital at 10 a. m. today. He fs survived by the wife, Meryl; the mother, Mrs. Rebecca Russell of Clinton; three brothers, Robert and John of Detroit, and Oliver of 7-os Angeles; and four sisters, Mrs. Nell Robertson, Mrs. Jean Wake and Mrs. Jessie Kyle of Detroit and Mrs. Harry Whltcomb of Clinton. The body was taken to the Frist funeral nom pending funeral COURT IS ASKED TO RECONSIDER VITAL DECISION Recent Verdict on Unemployment Insurance Law Declared . Insubstantial With Stone Absent WASHINGTON. Dec. 14 The Supreme court today was urged to annul Us four-to-four decision upholding constitutionality of the New York unemployment insurance law and grant a re-hearing before the full court of justices. The petition was hied by the Associated Industry of New York state and two other corporations which first raised the issue. Asserting that the four-to-four decision, with Justice Stone not participating, failed to settle the issue and left in doubt validity of unemployment insurance laws in 15 states, counsel in the case said that it Is vitally important that a rehearing be granted. "The fact that a judpnenit of this court has been rendered by an equally divided court is not, without more, a sufficient ground! for a rehearing and reargfiinent." said the rehearing petition. "Bui this court has observed a different rule w here the case in which the equal division occurred involved an important const it ut jonal question. Not mly i? there ample precedent for the granting of re-rnl iniicfl on lHge ft Itching Powder Joke Blamed for Shooting Scrape LITTLE HOCK, Ark.. Die. 14. An Itching powder Joke was blamed today tor the shooting or two men and the arrest of a third who is being held in the comity jail here pending th" outcome of the wounded men's Injuries. The injured are: Jack Mann. 27. Little Ilork. V. C. Nordstrom. 31. of Minnesota. Jack Steele, cafe owner and former manager of the Little Rock Travelers baseball club, is being held In jail In connection with the shooting. The shooting occurred early yesterday at Steele's cafe in North Little Rock. Nordstrom was believed to have been shot accidentally when Steele fired a bullet at Mann, officers said. The same bullet is believed to have wounded both men. Steele told officers that an argument followed the joke in which Mann allegedly put Itching powder on Steele. This precipitated the shooting. Steele claimed self-defense saying Mann charged at him with a knife. EDWARD, WALLY AWAIT MEETING NEW YEAR'S EVE Mrs. Simpson Prolongs Stay at Villa; French Police Still on Guard; Report of Threats Denied JOANNES, France, Dec. 14 Looking forward to seeing Former King Edward on New Year's eve, Mrs. Wal lis Simpson remained at the Villa Lou Vie! today after holding sec-erai telephone conversations with the ex-king, who is now a guest ol Baron Eugene Rothschild at the Castle Enzesfeld outside Vienna. Word that Mrs. Simpson and the man who gave up the British throne for her had talked over the telephone came from an excellent source iside the villa where Mrs. Simpsor is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Rogers of New York, CiirorfHfn Future The length and time of the conversations could not be ascertained however. Rogers at the same time declared it "most unlikely" that Mrs. Simpson would take a house In Fratw-e after Christmas. Edward and Mrs. Simpson will bf together New Year's eve In 'accord a nee with I he S'-otcb tradition of meeting on that occasion with thos who are nearest and dearest. The will meet, it was learned, under circumstances which will be beyond criticism, probably at a house party in tho Austria! Tyrol. I'nevf-ittful Life Meanwhile. Mrs. Simpson Is fac In ir the future calmly at the VIUp here reading and answering letters When the weather la fine, she strollt about the grounds. It was announced the guard o' French secret police (l.v"ctlves wil' (Continued! on Page 2) Mrs. Runyan Dies On Sunday After Extended Illness Mrs. Nancy O. Itunyaii, 63, of R R. 3. Clinton, died at 6:15 p. nu Sqnday after an extended Jllness. .She in survived by the husband, Lewie; two eons, Chester at home, and John of Jacksonville; one daughter. Mrs. Stella Gill of Jacksonville; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jennie Dean of Fairvlew and Mts. Olenna Jackson of Centenary; three step-sons, William Runyan of Clinton. Eli Runyan of Jacksonville, and Charles Runyan of Fairview; one sister, Mrs. Acnes Hickel of Paris R. R. 1: and one-half sister. Mrs. Ethel Ashley of Paris. R. R. 1. The body was taken to tbe FTist funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday from the residence with Rev. H. H. Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Spang-ler cemetery near Blanford. Vermillion County Booster Banquet Tomorrow Night A Vermillion County Recreation Booster banquet, sponsored by the recreatlonl advisory council, will be given tomorrow evening at the Presbyterian church. From 6 until 6:30 p. m. Paul Fid-lar will play several pipe organ selections. Speakers for the evening will be Dr. C. M. Zink. P. K. Middle-ton. Quantin K. Hartke, B. R. Thompfon, Robert Downey and Mrs. I. D. White. Honor guests at the banquet will be Messrs. Gene Anderson, C. D. Mc-Cargh. J. H. Wernet. M. K. Nicoson. B. R. Thompson. J. A. Bianco, G- L. Carey, Fred R. Witberspoon, Mid-dleton and Hartke.

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