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Should Ion Fall lu Ruyive Tout DAILY CLINTONIAN liy B:0 I. M. rtinnr 41 r 117 and a ropy will be brought to you ut once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER nrtrtANA BTA-TB "J,. somewhat cold- Midajr. Volume 25 Number 34 Clinton, Indiana, Wednesday, December 16, 1936 Price Three Cent Abduction .of Chinese Premier Stirs Crisis MRS. SIMPSON, DUKE PLANNING CIVIL WEDDING Nanking Dispatches Troops to War on Rebel Chief Today Alfred Smith, Jr., Expected on Stand In Blackmail Trial NEW YORK, Dec 1U Alfred K. Smith, Jr.. today was expected to take the witness stand against two men, who, he claims, blackmailed him for $12,!IU0 because of his friendship with blonde Catherine Pavlick. His estranged wile, who sat quietly in court while Miss I'avlck tesll-lied how she had m"t Smith Ullil gone to a hotel with him in 1:1:12. was expected to hear her husband . ; , yr-mmy Chinese lirlgiindJIrnopV ' Jr" '' " i 1 h " - - - vj; fir ic. h I ZtV -""' "Tf Marshal Chang and General t'hlang Chiang Abductor Draws Civil War Threats From Central Council dictator of Manchuria, shown with Chlna'a dictator, top. by capturing him and freeing Chiang, repercussions of the incident were feared. One ol the disturbing anglea to the aituation waa that II was considered Inevitable that the kidnaping wouk further aggravate the already critical relation-between China and Japan. The most serious aituation In the Far East since Japan established the puppet Stat of Manchukuo, letting up China's former boy-emperor, Henry Pu-VI, aa ruler, was precipitated following abduction of Chlna'a premier. Gen. Chiang Kai-Shek. Although loyalist troops turned the tables on his capita-. Marshal Chang Hsueh Liang, ousted former Edward Gives Archbishop Re-Turn Blow; Answer to Attack Still Being Considered WAR MINISTER MAY LOSE JOB VIENNA, 1. lfi. Striking liAfk at thr archbishop of Canter bury's criticism of his "social rir cle." the duke of Windsor lias de cided on a simple civil wedding to Mm. Wall is Simpson when divom f revs her with no rh u rch cere- mony! This whs the exild former king first concrete reaction lo the arcli bishop's attacks, which, it war learned today, have hurt the duke Oh lines more than any other aspect of his abdication. Conferences Still planning to make some reply to the Enghhh primate, the duke had discussed the situation wrfh Mrs. Simpson over the telephone to Cannes, and with the Hon. Piers Legh, Mb enuerry, and other inti mates. Another aspect of his quarrel with the archbishop of Canterbury and one that lias endeared Edward to the local populace, was Edward's generous contribution to the Christ mas fund of the local priests. V.llagers are now hoping the duke will attend f hrfslrnas eve mass at the local church. CtHtVKH CHOOKKK W'KOXfJ NllK LONDON, Dec 11 Former King Edward is far from the storm center, but the tempest stirred by his going rages still, with the archbishop of Canterbury and the cabinet again under fire, and with the possibility that a cabinet minister who defended Edward, may, lilt (hp Jji, Lue liia. job. - Reports were heard la Whitehall today that Alfred Duff Cooper, war Continued on Page 6 Heiress Decides To Drop Charges Against Mother SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 16. Criminal charges of mayhem agalnr.l Mrs. Maryon Cooper Hewitt will be dismissed, the district attorney's office indicated today following a communication from Mrs. Hewitt's daughter. Ann, that she is unwilling lo proceed further with the charges and would not testify at a Irial against her mother. The young heiress to the millions left liv her father, the late inventor, Peter Cooper Hewitt, had accused her mother of conspiring with two prominent San Francisco physician in sterilizing her. The girl's attorney said her action in refusing lo press the criminal charges would in no way alter her determination lo continue "to a completion" the $500.0(10 damage suit which she has filed in civil courts against her mother and the doctors. Under terms of the late Peter Cooper Hewitt's will. Ann's fortune was to go lo her children. If any. when she died, and if none it was lo revert lo her mother. This, charges the girl in her civil suit, was the motive for the sterilization operation. Victim of Strange Malady Still Talks: Death Is Predicted OCALA, Fla., Dec. 16 Howard Stillman, 4 4, "raved and rambled'' today in a voice grown weak from 10 days of continual talking. Stillman, victim of a mysterious disease that compel! him to talk constantly; Jias become thin and weak. "It Is only a matter of time until death will seal his lips." his physician. Dr. J. Leroy Chalker, said today. 5J UTAH TODAY FOR MISSING AIRSHIP Transport Plane, 7 Passengers Victims of Bad Weather; No Communicationet Since Tuesday HOPE OF SAFETY GROWS SMALLER SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, Dec 16 Heavy fog which hung over the eastern shores of the Great Salt Lake early today hid the mystery of the missing western air express luxury air liner and its seven pas-engers, which disappeared more than 24 hours ago. The overcast delayed resumption of the search from the air. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Dec. 1 A squadron of army and trans port planes were poised at the sal Lake airport early today ready ti soar into the gray skyways 30 mile south of here at dawn in search o a missing luxury airliner and its seven passengers, missing since th' final, CriBp "everything OK" cam' (Continued on Page !i Judge Instructs Jury After Long Counsel Wrangle WISH. Vs.. Dec. 'l6 Interrupted only by a request that the Bherifl remove a crying haby and hts motn- r from the courtroom. Judge Lzra arter read his Instructions to the urv today in the second murder trial of Edith Maxwell. 22-year-old mountain "school niarni chaTged with heating Trigg Maxwell, her el derly father, to death. A two-hour controversy between counsel and the Judge preceded instruction of the Jury. What was discussed could not be ascertained. Pinal arguments were to start shortly after completion of the Instructions. The case will then go to the Jury, with a verdict possible hy nightfall. Edith was sentenced to a 25-year prison term at her first trial aud at this trial, ordered by the Virginia s il pre me court, again faces possible Imposition of the death sentence, although no woman has ever been legally executed in this state. c-ii'y ara'nst Max I). Krone, pri-ate detective, and Attorney A. Henry Itoss, charged with using at-'raelive girls lo blackmail prominent men. In the present case. Krone and Itoss are accused of cxlorliir; $r,.ni'i from Samuel c. Slampleman. prominent manufacturer. Miss I'avlirk aid she originally had contacted '.'flic through "Lord" Itesmond de llu-en. now serving a prison term. HARRY BRUNETTE WAITING JUSTICE IN TRENTON JAIL Grand Jury Expected to Return Indictment Today Against Kidnaper Captured by G-Men LINDBERGH LAW VIOLATION SEEN TRKNTON. N. J., Dec. 10 Heav ily guarded by the guns of G-men Tearful of a delivery attempt, Harry Brunette, desperado and kidnap- captured In a New York City gun battle, was in Jail here today to await Indictment under the Lind bergh law for the abduction of a New Jersey state policeman. Described by J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the United States bureau of criminal Investigation, as an "em bryo Dillinger." the 25-year-old Wisconsin bank robber and eic-eon- Ict faces a long series of federal and state charges which may net him 200 years behind prison bars. During the automobile trip to the (Conl limed on Pace 2) Germany Seeking Foreign Cash to Purchase Grains BERLIN. Dec. 16. Desperately seeking foreign money to buy three lillion tons of grain on a soaring oild market, the Herman govern ment today set Jan. 31 as the deadline for the surrender of all foreign exchange and death as the possible penally for disobedience. Koiced to extend the deadline 0111 Nov. 311 because a "conscience-ss element had not only not de-ared its gold, but was actually try ing to smuggle II out of Hie reich." the government decree warned: This is the last chance to Join (he ranks of decent f.erniana. everybody should bo aware that full punishment, even the death sentence, may befall those not re porting foreign money. whether abroad or at home." Kcouoniic sabotage," the warn ing said, will be regarded as high eason. Because of poor harvests, tier- many must buy a million tons each of wheat, corn and rye from abroad. gents may vote to unseat Ir. Frank have been kept stret. Judge Au DONALD ORDERED TO DROP EFFORT NANKING, Dec. 16 Speeding 150,000 troopB westward by rail, Nanking today declared a war to the finish against Rebel Marshal Chang Hsueh-Llang. With other loyalist troops converging on Sianfu from all aides, the opening battle of the civil war was reported raging at Hwa Hslen, 50 miles from the Shensl rebel capital. "Crush Chang," the nationalist government ordered, placing General Ho Ylng-Chin. the war minister, oersonally at the head of the punitive expedition. Council Is Determined Even If It costs the lives of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Bhek and the ither hostages in the hands of Mar-ihal Chang, the rebellion must be suppressed at once, said the Nanking central political council In giving General Ho his marching orders. Bombing airplanes were tuned up to raid Sianfu and "strafe" the forces of Marshal Chang. Signifying that dispatch of the 17 divisions meant that negotiations 'or, the release of the Chinese dle-ator had collapsed, the council or-lered W. H. Donald, the newspaperman adviser of Chiang, who had ieen the intermediary at fiianfu, to eturn to Nanking. War Feser Burns Excitement soared to fever 'jelghts throughout northern and tastern China as troops jammed tho railroads. With one column of loyal troops inly IS miles from Sianfu, the na-(Continued on Page 2) Glass Workers in Big Strike Move; Several Demands TOLEDO. Dec. 18. Union etu-Invp. in all nlanta of the Llbbey- Owens-Kord Glass corporation today- were called out on atriKe ny oin-lals of the Flat Glass Workers federation after negotiations for a new ontract with company officials fell through. The old contract expired it midnight. Plants at Toledo. Bhreveport, La., and Charleston. W. Va.. were affected. The plant at Ottawa, III.. has been closed for several weeks ilnce the calling of a sitdown strike there. Union demands Include collection of dues fines and assessments for the union by the company, 10 cents an hour wage increase, and 25 per cent bonus for straight hourly workers. The Libbey-Owens-Ford corporation furnishes the safety glass used hy General Motors In their cars, and also supplies several other automobile manufacturers. Only maintenance employes will be allowed to enter the plants pending settlement of tha strike, Fcder-aiii officials said those who followed, spoke warmly of the works progress administration and the projects brought to Clinton through this eency. He thanked the officials present for their assistance In the past and pledged the full cooperation of the city administration In all action taken in the future. Other speakers on the program were P. E. Mlddleton. district works director: Quentin K. tiartke, state director of recreation: B. H. Thompson, district NYjA superintendent; Robert Downey, district recreation superintendent, and Mrs. I. D. While, chairman of the recreatloa council. Paul Fidlar. music project super (Continued on Pajfe 2) St. Be mice Baptist Church Has Revival Services This Week Kevival services are being conducted this week at the Uaptisl church at St. Hernlce each evening with the exciition of Saturday. Services begin at 7 Pk m. Hey. E. Gordon Wray, pastor, delivers the sermons and Miss Martha Wilson of Chicago entertains each evening with marimba selections. Services for children of school age are being conducted each day at 4 p. m. under the direction of Mrs. Florence Miller, Miss Wilson and Itev. Wray, Home Economics Clubs Organized In Parke County A home economics club was organized in Florida township last week. The meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Claude Newton near AlheKon. The following officers were elected : President, Mrs. Claude Newlon; vice-president Mrs. Milbrey Wolle; se retary-treasurer, Mrs, Margaret Modesilt; leaders, Mrs. Kllicl Nt w-ton, Mrs. l-tha tlrifiu and Mrs. Kit-illi Adams; music and recreation. Martha Shadlcy and Mary Crook-hite. fllCl About 'in women attended the session. A second meeting will be held on January at the home of Mrs. Winnie Cilfoy in I.yfoid. A group of women living ij-mHi and west of Itosedale met at th" home of Ada HosKtick Wednesday, I Jen 'in her !. The m''ting was hfid to organize a Home Kconomi's Huh. The following ofticers were elected: President. Anna Tolin; vice-presi dent, Mat I ie Ia'u r ; seeretary-t reas-urer. Mary Kvans; club leaders. J Cladys Hcaton and Ruth Huxford; alternate, Pearl lira iter; Reporter. Virginia Rossi ik; nut sic leaders. Ressie Huxford and Ada Rossthb. A program committee consisting of the folloinp members was appointed: the vice-president, the music leaders, Minnie Bosstick and Mary Catherine Vowel, They are to make out the p ro k ra m for the coming ev. After the business meeting was held. refreshments were served by the hostess. The club is to be named at the next meeting which w ill be heid Tuesday, January 5, at the home of Gladys Heaton. Chopping ajs 'till Chris tra as IP? 1 INSURGENTS' BIG PUSH ON MADRID GAINS STRENGTH Rebel Plan to Ench-cle Spanuh Capital Brings Hard Fight for Boadilla Del Monte Northwest of City MADRID, Dec. 16 With a furious battle going into lis second day for strategic Boadilla Del Monte, northwest of the capital, the rebel "big push." aimed to encircle Madrid and capture it before Christmas was apparently well under way today. Insurgents announced the capture of that town, seven miles from here, hut loyalists today said the foreign troops and legionnaires of the In-surrectos were turned back In a ink-lily counter-drive. Another strong rebel attack was-opened at Valde-Morillo. near the Kseorial. in an attempt to cut off the lovalisiK defending the long arm of Madrid's northwestern defenses, l-'ralic.i Is 0.tiuiisllc I.ike Kaiser Wilhelm's famous boast lhal he would celebrate Christmas of Hill in Paris, t.cil f '.ml limed on I'hkc A INVITATION FOR WPA MUSICIANS An invitation to pli'y at the CCC camp located at Shakamak park, near Jason ville. has been extended to the heal WPA baud, wuh h Is under the direction of F,ul Fidlar. The band plays as many aa four and five engagements a week, some of which are community band concerts. CIVIC WORKERS MEET THURSDAY Hepresentatives of the various clubs, who have helped plan the community Christmas tree project, are 10 meet w ith Dale Purcell Thursday. Dec. 17. at 7 p. m. in the recreation office on South .Main street RED CROSS DONATIONS Following are more names of contributors and their donations to the Red Cross: Odd Fellows. 15; a friend. Andy Kutch and Hose Johnson, all SI each. CHURCH PAGEANT SUNDAY Music of Bethlehem." a pageant, will be presented by the Christian church choir on Sunday. Dec. 20, at 7 : 30 p. m. at the church. THK TEMI'KKATl'RE By The Clintonian thermometer: 8 a. m . 36; noon, 50. LEGISLATORS TO OUTLINE COURSE AT FRENCH LICK Governor-elect Town send Hopes to Hone Down Rough Spots; Congreu Is Opened . Next Month INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Dec 16.-Holding new legislation to a minimum, and stoppage of any attempt to upset existing policies are objectives of administrative leaders in calling a caucus of majority members of the general assembly at French Lick Friday and Saturday. By calling the majority members into caucus at the famous southern Indiana Kpa, Townsend has taken a tip from Governor Paul V. McNutt's rule book on how to start a legislature off early. While there is no rule about oryaniiii2 at French Lick, II Is no secret Hial il is hoped that out of that gathering will come a well functioning major parly legislative machine Ihal will he in high gear hy January 7. when the session will open. l)f-lno'l'als in Control lu the strategy in advan'e of the legislative session IJovernor-Klecl Townsend has won some very valu-folltililiefl ..ii Page ft VACATION DATES ARE ANNOUNCED Christinas vacations for all Clinton public schools will It' K i ii at ? .'-SH p, m. Wednesday, lh 23 School will again be rt'suincd Monday. Jan. 4. at 8 a. m Slitd-iilK at Indiana Slate Teachers college in Tern- Haul- and Indiana univcysity in iSlooniin'on will bgiu their vara i ions Friday, Dec. IS. LOCAL CHURCH TO HAVE RALLY A rully is to be held at the Assembly of (od church at Severn h and Vine street Saturday from In a, lu. until 10 p. m. At noon a basket dinner will he served. Special music and services have been arranged for the affair. The public is invited to attend INMAN RITES AT FUNERAL HOME Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 P- m for Jam in-man at the Frist fuii'-ral home instead of at the residence as was announced yesterday Rev. H, H. Wagner w ill be in cha rg of the services. Buril w ill be in t he Riverside cemetery. County Recreation Program Given Praise by WPA Officials Present For Booster Banquet Last Night Governor LaFollette of Wisconsin Seeks to Oust Frank, University's President, In Board Meeting Today Madison, Win., Dev. ltj Tin- TJjj issue han -htoiih a major pu-Cniversity of Wisconsin's hoard of , iitiral crisis, with tin.1 iiiiimdiate i-rMtfHiits met today, ostensibly l con- hu the rij;ht of the governor to insider (lie university budget, but ac- terfere in university affairs, tualiy with the tenure of Dr. Glenn! The charge upon which the re- High praise for the Vermillion county recreation program and confidence in an even more progressive future course was strongly expressed by speakers at the second annual booster banquet held last night ai the Presbyterian church. Dale Purcell. county supervisor, was lauded for his work in this district, and he in turn insisted that whatever credit was due belonged to aorkers ill the various units, whose tireless efforts have accomplished many goals. As master of ceren.o-Purcetl Introduced six speakers following the dinner. Mayor C. M. Zink welcomed the honor guests, for the most part Ninth district WPA officials. Zinc whose brief address set the style for Frank as president hanging in the balance. Ah the regents met under a delude of protesting telegrams from Alumni groups and educational leaders, students marshalled their forces for a threatened classroom strike in the vent Or. Frank is ounted. I'olitieal observers exprnssd doubt that Gov. Philip M. IFollette would be able to muster a majority of the 15 regents, although eleven are his appointees, because of the tremendous volume of support given Dr. Frank- gust ('. Hackus. .Milwaukee regent, said no charges have been filed against Dr. Frank. The controversy between Dr. Frank and the governor and the t-a-Follette-appointed regents goes back two years, bui only in the past year has it flared into the open. Gov. LaFollette is aaid to have objected to Dr. Frank's alleged political ambitions, to his open criticism of the Roosevelt administration, and to the Continued on Page 0

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