The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on December 21, 1936 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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Monday, December 21, 1936
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WEATHER Generally fair tonight and Tues- THE DAILY CLINTONIAN Should lou Fall to Rrylve Toot DAILY CLINTONIAN ry 5:o r. M. Phone II or 117 and a copy will bo , brought to you nt once. day. Indiana, Monday, December 21, 1936 OFFICER ADMITS KILLING FIVE Push Hunt for v i ''I l htm Searching .v .... ' ' Her is one of the searching parties organized in quest of the missing Los Angeles-Salt Lake City airliner which disappeared in the wilds of the Wasatch mountains near Salt Lake City with four passengers and three members of the crew. Snow and ice impeded searchers as they battled their way along the mountainous slopes shown in the distance. Apparently unmoved. Martin Sullivan. ilCht. 72-ycat-ohl policeman of I'iltslrareh suburb. sin his name In a confession namnm himself a shun-of five persons a District Attorney Andrew I'ark witnesses the document. Sullivan ran am.irk. apparently because of a Mor circii. lated lo the thai he hart awaultrd a 13-year-old girl, and faia ly wounded five persons he said had made the accusal ion against him, including the parents of his wife. Wally's Spokesman Declares She Agricultural Museum Crows Fast; Will Not See Edward Until bpnng; Reporters Are Granted Interview 100-Year Old Plow, Bog Shoes Are Among Articles Recently Received tvr! A J?A PTATTB tTP' Cm" Kswsraper A ArrMTM Pt Price Three CenU STEEL COMPANY PROGRESSIVES' SUPPORT LEWIS CIO Representative Council I Formed to Battle 'Company Union' Collective Bargaining GROUP ADOPTS 4 RESOLUTIONS PITTSBURGH, Dec. 21. With a formal declaration of war upon the company union'' plan ot collective bargaining and unanimous endorsement of John L. Lewis's committee for industrial organization, a new labor group, the "CIO representa tives council," today Injected itself into the fight of steel workers for increased wages and shorter work ing hours. Representing a consolidation of "progressive" employe representatives from approximately 42 steel companies between Chicago and the Atlantic coast, the council was formed at a giant meeting here yesterday, plans for which were first revealed exclusively by International News Service early last week. Bigger Meeting Predicted Coming anon the heels of regional meetings in Pittsburgh, Toungstown and Harrisburg. the conference, with 244 delegates in attendance, was the largest meeting of its kind ever held, and was the forerunner of a national convention of "progressive" representatives, to be held in the near future. The council unanimously adopted four important resolutions. In addition to decrying the existing plan of employe representation aB "a sham and a farce," the council went on record as being heartily in favor of the CIO and its offshoot, the steel workers organising committee, promising both committees its full cooperation in the drive to organise steel workers into the Amalgamated (Continued ow pnge ). Ticket Sale for Banquet to End Tomorrow Noon Although ticket sale for the big Clinton football banquet to be held at the Christian church tomorrow-night under the auspices of the Exchange club and other local groups, will officially close at 6 p. m. today, a few ticket wil remain on sale at the Clinton hotel until noon Tuesday, it was decided at a noon luncheon meeting of the general committee. Governor Paul V. McVutt will be the principal speaker at tba banquet, which wil! honor nearly 60 members of this year's football squad and also celebrate the many improvement which have marked the past year In thie city. Rumors that the dinner is of a political nature, which gained some circulation in the city, were regretted at the committee meeting today. Nothing could be farther from the truth, committeemen explained. The group itself Is composed of members of both parties, aelther party organisation has had any hand In plans and the governor, who will soon retire from his office, has been Invited out of respect for his high office. An attendance of nearly 2't appeared certain on the basis of reports today and the total attendance is expected to be close to the maximum of 300 plate. TERMS OF PACT REMAIN SECRET SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. Jl. Terms of a peaee part between offshore shippers and the sailors union of the Paclflc. one of the seven striking west coast maritime unions, were kept secret today, pending acceptance by the rank and file of the sailors' union. It was expected that the membership of the anion would follow th with of Harry Lundeberg, Bailors' leader, and accept the pact. MOOSE TO HAVE PARTY Members of the Moose lodge and their-families will enjor a Christina party at the hall on Blackman street Thursday at S p m. according to an announcement made today by J. C. Hayslett. secretary. Clinton, LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 21 Although still in its infancy, the agricultural museum at Purdue university has been growing by "leaps and hounds." according to Prof. William Aitkenhead. head of the ag-gricultural engineering department at the state institution, who reports the receipt of several rusty and aged farm equipment pieces given by individuals and alumni organizations in Indiana. One of the museum's prize possessions in the estimation or Professor Aitkenhead is a plow that was received from Robert Stingle of De Kalb county, wno is agricultural alumni advisor in his county. The plow has a wooden mould board and is known to be more than a century old. It resemhleB to a great extent the picture of plows on the seals of a large number of stales. Delaware County onlribuK'S Another recent gilt accepted by Professor Aitkenhead for the agricultural museum was a froe. which was doualed by the agricultural Purdue alumni association of Delaware county. Cecil Madil of Muncie is the alumni advisor for Ihe organization. The tool was used at one time to split clap boards, and the ace of the blade-like wedge goes back to Ihe time when the pioneers used to split their own shingles. Of interest to horsemen in Indiana would be the hog shos that have been presented to the museum (Continued on Page t) Pageant Given by Sunday School of Fairview Church "The Mystery of Christmas." a lageant. was presented at the Fair-view church last night by the Sunday school, assisted by the Epworth league. The church was appropriately decorated for Christmas by the Builders class. The pageant was the old yet ever-new story of the announcement and the birth of Christ. Characters were as follows: The prologu. Hoi. Mrs Uob. rt Slokes; Evil. Marie Shepherd, and Despair. James ('line. The annunciation scene .Mary Betty Jean Cunningham, and the herald angel, Anniimarie Folden. Scene between Mary and Eliza-h,h Elizabeth. Louise Clark. Scene at the Inn Mary; Joseph. John Foncannom the innkeeper. Robert Shew; the beggar. Thomas Fife, and guests. Robert Stokes Woodrow Foncannon and Marie Shepherd. The shepherd scene Shepherd1-, fharles Cliue. Donald Roberts. Clvde Shew. Raymond Shepherd and Glen Clark. Scene of the wise men Wise men. Woodrow Foncannon and Thomas Fife. This was followed by the mangr ! scene, the prologue and the reces sional. The notice of this program. turned in by Rev. Harold Hotchkiss last week, was misplaced in The Clintonian office, and consequently did not appear in Saturdav's Volume 25 Number 38 SOLDIERS, RED-CROSS RUSH TO QUAKE VICTIMS Finding of 250 Bodies in Debris Causes Fear Death loll May Reach Over 1,000; San Vicente Hit Hard VOLCANO ADDS TO DESTRUCTION S A SAL V A I K) K . K I Sa 1 v;i d r Dec. 21 Inder orders from tin government, troops and Red Cros. work era rushed aid and supplies to day to San Vicente ami four ntlie towns devastated by a terrific earthquake that loft larpe areas in ruins and took a heavy toll of lives. At San Vicente, a town of SH.OOn inhabitants, and the n ene of tlt quake's worst ravages, rescue work ers dug feverishly in the debris o wrecked buildinps, seeking bodies of victims and caring for the injured and homeless. IjarRf Ietli So great was the loss of life, officials said the government would probably declare a period of nation al mourning. At latest reports. 25' bodies had been recovered from th ruins and fears were expressed thai the number of victims buried tindei the debris might total more than 1,000. As soon as reports of the tragedy seeped through wrecked eoiimnica-tion system, the government immediately ordered troops and Rpf' Cross workers to the scene. President Martinez, taking charge, personally gave the ordfrs. In addition to San Vicente, four towns suffernd heavy dept ruction. They were San CayeFmo. Tecoluca. A ca tepee and San Sebastian, Volcano ErufitN While the terror of the recurring quakes was at its height. Mount San Vicente, towering over the stricken city, burst into volcanic eruption. , rvminnpl on Page fl Senators Choose Sides for Battle Over Canal Cash WASHINGTON. Dec. 21 Congressional batlle lines were being drawn today for the expected contest over eompletion of the n;5.im0.ii00 Florida ship canal As a special board of army engineers submitted a favorable report on the controversial project lo the lull board, both Florida senators marshaled their forces against those of Senator Vandenberg. 1R1 ol Michigan, who announced that be IE acain readv to "kil it." The buce waterway project wan defeated by only oa vote in the sena'e last year af'er it was introduced as an amendment In the war department appropriation bill by II" lale Senator Fletcher. Ill I of Florida. ' Senator Vandenherz'a attack on the measure, based on Die ground, that the canal would be economically unsound and eiiduiicer the waler supply and the agricult u ral section of central and south Florida as held responsible Tor the project's narrow defeat. The issue was thought d-;id. but with the report of the special board of army engineers it promisee to become one of Ihe major issues dtiriiu' the next session of congress Announcing thai he is atain ready to "ncht to kill it." Vanden-iM-rn declared Ihe canal would im an "'absolute economic menace" and that "there Is no use talkitic about a balanced budget ir this kind of expenditure Is to go on." MRS. CLARKSON RITES TUESDAY Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Clarssou. of Detroit, formerly ot Clinton and l uiversal. who died Friday morning, will be held from the Frist funeral home at 2 P m Tuesday Rev. Ida Cunningham, of luiversal. will officiate. Burial will be Walnut Grove cemetery. WILLIAM SPEIRS BURNED William Speirs of Sycamore tret was severely burned about the face and hands when a can of carbide exploded at his nome Saturday. He is retting along Missing Plane party WORLD TO HEAR POPE BROADCAST CHRISTMAS TALK Pontiff Cancels Conclave, but Feels Strong Enough for Radio Speech; Denies Fainting Rumor VATICAN City, Dec. 21 In ordei "thus to show the world I am at least still alive." Pope PiuB sum moned the chief engineer of the Vat lean radio station and asked him V make nrenarations for a Christmar message and benediction from hir siokbed l all Christendom. Materially improved follow-in) treatment with a heart stimulant the courageous pontiff enjoyed i full night's sleep and inimediatel; upon awakening called the engin (Continued on Page ) Mrs. Hauptmann Declares Tale of Swede Is Untrue NEW YORK. Dec. 21. Mrs Anna Hauptmann. who claimB she is about to vindicate her husband the late Bruno Richard Hauptmann today declared that a purported story told in Stockholm by Gunnar Svedberp. Swedish house painter about the Lindbergh kidnaping. If "just another pipe dream." Pvedbere. who Baid he once lived in New York, is reported to have told the American consul at Stock holm that the crime was committed by a Rang of five men and a worn an; and that Hauptmann was no! involved. Through Julius Braun. head o the Braun international detective agency, who has been working fo her since her husband was executed In New Jersey last April, Mrs Hauptmann said: "It is true that my husband war innocent, otherwise, there iB noth Ing to the Swede's siory. It is Just another crackpot story. "We alone have the real facts We are getting ready to close in or trt gu"y ones. They are all in thin country and where we can put ou hands on them. The story wll come out soon from Governor Hoff man. Nobody but Governor Hoff man will give out the real story. TROLLEY CRASH INJURES FIFTY SEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 21 Approximately 50 person were in jured here today when two tro!le cars erashed had-on in a heavy fop. None of the injured was believed fatally hurt. Ambulance were summoned to the scene. Confusion and excitement reirn-d. At Charity hospital 2' patients had been received, with more en route. Some of the injured were rushed to a police elation A heavy fog and a mix-up in signals wa reported responsible for the wreck. 1 t 5 ar AVIATRIX SOUGHT FOR SHOOTING IN FLYING AIRPLANE Refusal of Marriage in Course of Flight Brings Gunplay, Slight Injury to French Pilot WOUNDED MAN MAKES LANDING LONDON. Dec. 21 While French police hunled for her after she shot the man she loved as they soared above the clouds in an airplane because he spurned her proposals of marriage, Mme. Irene Schmeder crashed in a field on Ihe south coast of England during the night after flying a ross the channel, it w,i-evealed today. A physician said Inr condition i: now "satisfactory." PARIS, Dec. 21 AIT ovei France police and airrrt officials were alert today to seize a woman whose fury at being' scorned led her to shoot the man who kept saying "no" while they both rode in an airplane above the clouds. The woman was Mme. Irene Schmeder. French aviatrix, and the reluctant lobjeet of her affections was Pierre 1'Allemand. While they sailed through the sky on a brief flight together, she shot him in the neck and then escaped In the same plane. (Continued on Page It) SOLDIERS. CCC RECRUITS JOIN PLANE SEARCH Band of 800 Becins Great Task of Combiiur Mountainous Area Near Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 21. A force of V. S. army regulars and CCC recruits, 80 strong, set out today to search the mountainous area south of here for the Western Air Express liner, missing six days with seven passengers aboard. Allan Barrie. WAE vicepresident. said he believed the ground search was the only feasible method left. Planes have flown over the liner's route and scouted the mountains since Tuesday without success. Bar rie posted a 11.000 reward for in formation leading lo discovery of the plane. The army recruits from Fort Douglas and the conservation corps youths from eight I'tah camps, will be assigned certain areas. Barrie believes (hey will either locate the plane or establish that Pilot E. J. Samson reversed his course, got out of the Wasatch mountains, and crashed elsewhere, possibly in Ne-(4'ontiiiue on Pnge ) SCHENCK NAMED AS BUREAU HEAD IMiIAXAPOLIS. Dec. 21. Appoint mnt of HaBKil E. Schenck, Boone county, to complete the term of Lewis Taylor, who died recently, hx president of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Inc.. was announced today hy directors. Shenck ha served a vicepresident for two years. Next elei-tiou will be held in November. FILM FIGURES IN ROMANCE RUMOR HOLLVWOOI). Dec. 21. Sonja Ih niv. famou ice skater, now a film actress and Tyrone Power, screen actor, were en route by airplane today for New York with rumors of romance buzzing through Hollywood in their wake. Accompanying Miss Henie were her parents. Bl'lXKTIX . .WASHINGTON'. IHM. 21 T1k m-ftreine court aunouneed today thai il will hear argument on the constitutionality of the amended t-uxiT-iycmke farm mortjeage' moratorium iu-l in an aitucal from tlie fourth di tri-t circuit court of appeal, which had condemned the law. The ai involved in the re-iit cac w a pMMfaed h j coiurre after the Ninreme court unanimously run-demned a similar law in the ftpr-ine of 1 W:t4 . The new act wa de.itrncd to meet t le necihc oh jeer n set out by Ote tribunal in it earlier decifioiu t CANNES. France. Dec. 21. Mrs. WallU Simpson plans to wait sever al months before she sees ine inise of Windsor again, her host at the v:ila Lou Viei, Herman L. Rogers, told International News Service today. There is no possibility at all of Mrs. Simpson seeing the DuKe 01 Windsor before spring." he said. We are going to pass a quiet. family Christmas, with nothing special planned." ItserK IK-nies Rumor Indicating Mrs. Simpson has no definite plans, which are under stood to be subordinated to Ed- rard's decisions. Rogers denied hat Mrs. Simpson has any Idea of buying or renting a house on the Riviera at present. 'There is no possibility of ber having anything in view at the present. She will remain here for several months. Rogers said Mrs. Simpson spends nest of her time at the Villa writ-ng letters, reading and taking oc casional drives. Wall- Keen Ileporlern Earlier, marking the first and only time since the abdication of former King Edward thai Mr3. Simpson has consented to see correspondents, she received three American newspaper men in the garden of the Rogers' Villa, and for the first time in her life she talked freely to reporters. Continued on Page 6 Mrs. Turnipseed Dies on Sunday Near Bridgeton MONTKZl'MA, Dec. 21 Mrs. Ethel Turnipseed, 52. died at her hnm near Bridget on Sunday at p. nx. following a two y Mars' Illness from a eomplication of diseases. She was horn Dei-ember 8. 1884. the daughter of Joseph and Jane SkwtTH. She. with her husband. Prentice TurnipHMed. conduced a grocery at Montezuma until about three yean? ago, at m-liich time they moved to a farm nar Bridgfton. Siirvivoru lsids th husband are a daughter. Mrs. f'oral Howard; two c randoms, one brother. W. A. Skeet-er of Montezuma, and four nephews The body was taken to the Brown funeral home and will he taken to the residence this evening, where funeral services will tw1 held at 1 p. ni. Tuesday. Burial will he in. the Oakland cmUry. ROSENBERG RITES HELD Funeral services of Infant Rosen-berg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rosen herg. of North Seventh street, who did at the Vermillion County hospital yesterday al 5:45 a. m. were held yesterday afternoon at 2:3ft o'clock in Terre Haute. Burial was in Highland lawn cemetery there. Besides the parents, he if survived by two brothers. Nathan and Charles. THE TEMri:KATlRE By The Clintonian thermometer: S a- m.. Zi: noon. 32. REBEL GENERAL IS EXPECTED TO RELEASE CHIANG Marshall Is Reported Anxious to Lose Prisoner, but Molding Out for Guarantee of His Own Safety SHANGHAI, Dec. 21. Negotia tion of final terms for release of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. China's strong man, by Marshal Chang Hsueh-Liaiig was believed near today after days of confusion. The position seemed to he that Ihe young marshal was eager to get rid of his distinguished vcitim but was afraid to do so until he had re ceived satisfactory guarantees for his own personal safety from gov ernment reprisals. T. V. Soong. former finance min-Continued on Page 6 Soviets Aroused By Charge Made Against Fascists MOSCOW. Dec. Jl Hill's of So viet reprisals against Spanish reb el "pirates" tilled the air today aitci Soviet authorities charged ihe Kub tbn f,pii-(iter Koiisomol was M't OI fire and sunk by a Spani-h lawist warsnip- 'llli Ile. ruil.ei 1 I a pirate belonging i' Hi" Spanish fascists set on fire and sank t"c .lonsomnl." said a "semi-official" report. "Tin-fate of the crew is being ascertained." The Konsomol was bound trom Poli on Die Mack Sea lo Chenl. Belgium, when il sunk, according t Soviet assert ions It is said to ban gone down off the southern Spanish coast. It carried a crew of about l!r, men IIitlr blasts against the Spanish rebels filled the Soviet newspapers as a result of ! lie as-ert.-d sinking of the ship One paper said "Neither the Spanish fascists nor those that stand behind Ihem 'an escape responsibility for this act of piracy " Officials were silent on the question of reprisals. FINE DECREED FOR OFFENDER Kenneth Guinn was fined 51 and costs by J. C. Hayslett. justice of peace, when tried Saturday or charges of passing a school bus while children were being unloaded. He was arrested Friday. CHRISTMAS TREE FIRE A fire was extinguished yester-dav at 5 3 D m. by the Clinton ! fire department at the home of Mrs. . R Walraven. Si'2 Walnut street. A Ch' istmae tree had caught fire, j hut the cause was not learned. ' Damages were slight. ft n

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