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Should Yoa fU to Rccnlve Tow DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5:30 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a ropy will lie brought to ) ' "in i'. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER c- s y fair, not quite so cold ffikft Wednesday Increasing rising temperature. 5 IN Clinton, Indiana, Tuesday, December 22, 1936 Volume 25 Number 39 Is Their Romance on the Wane? Hicks Sentenced to Electric Chair for 'Head, Hands9 Death mtOOKVlU.K, 1 ml.. If". 22 Me-ber I. Hicks, was sentenced I" death In the electric chair today after i if' ; f (1 Li Price Three Cents HOLIDAYS BEGIN WEDNESDAY FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS Vacation Days Drawing Near for Students, Instructors of Clinton; to Return on January 4 MANY TEACHERS MAKE NO PLANS Durham Htunwyck and Robert Taylor Despite romantic rumors Involving Barbara Stanwyck and Robert" Taylor, Hollywood observers report their ardor cooling, baaing their belief on the fact that both are now building separate homes. This new photo shows them as they attended a movie premiere at Palm Springs, CaL Explorer Discovers Tribe Using Dress Of Victorian Days Franklin circuit court jury found him guillv of the "bead and hands" slaying nf Harry R. Miller, wealthy retired Cincinnati fire captain. Judge Knscoe 0. O'Hyrne set the execution for Saturday, April 1 0, "before sunrise. " Stephens L. Itliiltely. chief defense attorney, an-nnuni't'd tvie verdict would be appealed. The jury agreed last night after deliberating four hours. Hicks, dapper and (aim and flanked by two rlepntli'S , v:in In 1 1 ii f ti 1 Into the court rum, VciilM I nnerveN I'moiicr Tite formiT chaiif leur-handyman's poke;--line deserted him when Oscar Scott, jury foreman, read the ver-di"t. Tin' defendant turned pale and trembled In bis chair when he heard Scott's words. Indue O'Hynie dlnmiwsed the jury, turned to llicks and said; "1 n to I'-lline you nnni'thluK vnu already know, that you have been found g'ulllv or murder in the rs degree. Have ymj liny thing to say?" I "I have only to wiv that I have violated no law of the Htafn of Indiana." I be pale defi-ndatit replied. Ilicls regained bis composure and as deputies lead him nway bis Actress Loses Her Accent; Tested for Role of Southerner HOLLYWOOD, line. 32 Many years ago nil Alabama girl lout her charming southern drawl amid the exotic influences (if un unpreced'ent-ed success on the London stage. Toduy, after several unspectacular America cinema and stage performances, Talliilnh ITunkhead ' -whs -tn Hollywood taking teals which limy win her the coveted rote of Scarlett O'Hara in "Cone with the Wind," best-selling novel. The part demands a genuine southern accent. Federal Officers In Raid, Arrest Two Here Today Domenick Ruki and John Norkus. Sr., were arrested thismorning hy state excise and federal officers for the alleged possession of untaxed liquor at Ruki's home at 1042 North Seventh street. A 100-gallon stilfT 61 gallons of liquor, and 150 gallons of mash were discovered, officers said. Some liquor was also reported found in a car parked in the garage. The men were taken to the federal jail in Terre Haute and they will be tried in the federal court there. The raid was nuide by ole Curry, chief of police, John Hamilton, Howard Smith, fleorge IJarnhart and Stottlemyer, excise officers, and Earl Carroll and Charles links, federal officers. WORK DONE ON LOCAL CHURCH Repairs are being made to the Church of Christ, north of the schoolhouse in Fairview. The building is being re-stuccoed, among minor repairs. CUBA PRESIDENT HAS NO CHANCE TO KEEP OFFICE Gun-Tolin' Congressmen Heavily Aga'nst Gomez: Sugar Tax Bill Goes Through Over Veto ONLY 1 CABINET MEMBER STAYS HAVANA. Dec. 22. With only a bandrul of gun-carrying supporter in the senate, President Miguel Mariano Gomez today faced iiuli-it and certain removal from office. The army political steam roller of Col. Fulgenln lintlstit Jammed a resolution impeaching him for "coercion of congress" through an early morning session of the ImVse of representatives hy 111 to 4.r,. Long Debute The resolution Immediately went to the senate, where the armed members, stilt nervous over a ncir-sliootlng affair on the floor of the chamber, discussed It until after '''clock this morning. How they will vote as an Impeachment court was indicated when Gomez followers could muster only six votes against 2(i votes as 'he senate overrode his veto nf the llntista-spnnsored sugar tax hill. Earlier the house, also, voted down the veto, enabling Batista to go ahead with his plan for 2.1100 army-controlled schools financed by a tax of nine cents on every bag of sugar. Trial Planned In an atmosphere that smacked of revolution, the sleepy senators quickly adopted their procedure for the impeachment trial, which will probably give Cuba its fifth president in the three years that Colonel (Continued on Page 3) 'Drought Bloc' h -Asking Increased Funds for Relief WASHINGTON, Dec. Z2 A demand for $500,000,000 additional drougliU relief today confronted the Roosevelt administration as a budget designed to slash governmental expenditures was being preparea for submission to congress, Proposals for further aid to the 13 drought-stricken states through increased grants for both FWA and resettlement administration were being framed by senators and representatives from that area. Appeals from the western states prompted formation of a "drought blot" to make a campaign for aid. Repeated protests have been madt-to members of congress that expenditures for relief are being slashed. Rep. Burdick (R.) of North Dakota predicted that at least $500,-000,000 will be sought to carry farmers and townspeople in the 13 western states through until the next harvest. "Confronted with dwindling funds., government agencies have adopted rules which are forcing many people off relief," said Burdick. "For example, If an old couple living In a small town have a house but no money, they must mortgage the house before getting aid. MAN BURNED IN GAS EXPLOSION John Iloskovensky, of 1108 North Seventh street, was badly burned about the face and chest this morn ing in a gasoline explosion at the Standard (iravel Material Corporation, north of Clinton. He is getting along satisfactorily. MOTORIST HITS STEER Ell Delich damaged his car con siderably last night when be ran into a steer. The accident occurred west of Blanford. THE TEMPERATURE By The Clintonian thermometer: 8 a. m, IS; noon, 34. 2 on till HP (thrvstmt& CHIANG'S WIFE MAKES ATTEMPT TO AID RELEASE Former Wellesley College Girl Flies to Sianfu Today to Reason With Caplor of Husband KANSU PROVINCE JOINS IN REVOLT NANKING, Deo. 22. SlaslilnR Hie snarled wen nf Chinese high Intrigue with a golden sword. Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek today flew to Sianfu in a desperate attempt to wrest her hushand, the dictator of China, from the cluielies of Marshal Chan IIsueh-Liang. ' She was ready, II was reported, to offer Chang a king's ransom in rash for the freedom of Generalissimo Chiang, who was kidnaped hy Chang In a bizarre patriotic attempt to force a Chinese war on .Japan. The fact Ihat Mme. Chiang was accompanied hy her brother, T. V. Soong. financial wizard of the Orient and master of one of tho east's Ereatest personal fortunes, bore out the belief that she planned to buy her husband's release. Revolt Spreads The strange situation was Immensely complicated hy revelation that the Chang revolution had spread to neighboring Kansn province, and that the war-lord of Shen-si province, of which Sianfu Is the capital, has given his support to Generalissimo Chiang's jailer. Torn between the alternatives of maintaining the government's prestige by refusing to deal with Chang, or saving Chiang's life, government officials here said hopes for the success of Mme. Chiang's mission were "fif,y-fifty." They added, however, that Chiang had only "half a chance" to escape with his life. A majority, at Jhe -Nik!ng political council, governing body of China, favored letting Chang do away with his prisoner. If necessary to prevent a backing-down by the government. Mme. Chiang, rich Wellesley college, Massachusetts, graduate, appeared extremely sad as she entered the Sianfubound airplane, apparently aware herself that her errand ha?, little hope of success. Meanwhile a government punitive force, at the risk of forcing Premier Chiang's execution, moved onward towards Sianfu. Government Will Put Gold Import In Inactive Fund WASHINGTON. Dec. 22 iWith lipavy imports of foreign capital threatening injurious inflation of American credit resources, the treasury today decided to place all its future gold purchases in an inactive fund. Hy this action, the treasury will abandon the practice of issuing new currency in pay for newly-accjulred gold Instead, it will float securities to raise necessary cash. Motivated hy unstable political conditions abroad and the lure of profitable investment in the United States, foreigners have pumped more than $3,800,000,000 of gold into this nation's financial arteries since 1933. Since all gold must be turned over to the government, the treasury nan been forced to issue an equal amount of currency to pay for the metal. This has swollen hank re serves to such a point that president Roosevelt and his fiscal advisers feared the country's credit structure might escape control. Under the new plan, acquisitions of gold will have no effect on bank reserves. Although the treaRry will pay for the gold It will borrow a corresponding amount, thus equalizing the transaction. SCOUTS TO HAVE PARTY, MEETING A Christmas party and scout meeting will be held at 7 p. m. today for Scout troops 4 and 75. according to an announcement made today by Rev. C. C. Pearce. All scouts are to wear their uniforms. The program for the evening will include a Santa Claus pack relay, a snow ball race and the old time panic of escaping from a pack of timber wolves. GERMAN BODIES FOUND IN CIVIL CONFLICT DEAD Reds Report Nazi Officers, as Well as Privates, Are in Ranks of Insurgents Driven Back MaWiD, Dec. 22 ljmlle of Scleral (lerman army officers anil private soldiers were found iimong scores of rebel dead In a fuiioin five-hour battle today south of Madrid, the leftist government staled. Heavy losses were Inflicted on the insurgents when their iniernatlonal column attacked near Vlllaverde. trying to fend orr a loyalist router-offensive. Madrid announced. Threatening the thin Insurgent line of communications. It was said, the loyalists were able to take up stronger forward positions near Vlllaverde. Metis oil Offensive Pushing back forei yard by yard over t li i- ii iiali.illous froen plain, loyalist troops rolled forward In a terrific battle northwest of Madrid Involving more than an. nil troops. Rebel hopes to cut off I he l.'ft!..l Continued on Page 11 FIRE DESTROYS FAIRVIEW HOME A fire that , completely destroyed the home occupied by Dora Evitt of Jackson street, eust of Sharp's store in Fairview, broke out at 10:30 today. The exact cause of the fire Is not known, hut it is believed that it started with a roof blaze. The Clinton fire department was called but was unable to do much since there are no fire hydrants in Fairview. With their aid. however, and that of the crowd that had gathered, the furniture was saved. The extent of the damage was not learned. Christmas vacations for hundreds of pupils and scores of teachers will begin at the close of school December 23 and end at 8 a. m., January 4. They are all looking forward to the holidays as days full of activities. Most of the high school teachers are planning to Bnend Christmas with their parents here or in distant cities, and some of them plan to visit elsewhere after Qhrlstmas. To Attend Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McWethy will spend several days In St, LouiH, where Mrs. McWethy will attend the annual National .Association of Speech Teachers meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dorsett will be the Christmas dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lewin of South Main street, and in the afternoon will journey to Cloverdale to be the guests of Mr. Dorsett's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dorsett. Alvln Hays will spend his time in Burns City, Ind., with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. T. A. Hays. Coaches to Go Home Raymond Troubaugh, football coach, and Hugh Mendenhall and Eugene Boswell, assistant coaches will visit their families. Trobaugh and his family will visit In Kokomo, Boswell in Louisville, Ky and Men-denhall In Terre Haute. Mr, and Mrs. Max JohnBon will have as their guest, Mrs. Johnson's brother, Dr. W, C. Wright, pf Fort Wayne, and they will spend, Christ- ' mas day in Terre Haute with! relatives. Miss Thelma iMedill will visit her parents in Spring Valley, 111., and Miss Esther Clayton wll spend the holidays with her parents In Farmland. Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins will visit relatives In Centerpoint, Ind. Short Vacation E. S, Stuteville and family will Continued on Page 6 Searchers Leave .To Find Airplane Sighted Monday SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 22 A rescue party of Idaho mountaineers early today struggled hrough forests drifted deeply with mow to bring definite word to the nilslde world of the ate of Pilots . A. Haid and Joseph Llvermore. The Lockheed low-winged mono-ilane in which the two Northwest Urllnes pilots crashed Friday was lighted Monday by Lieut. Byron "ooper of the Idaho national guard while flying over Cemetery Ridge n the St. Joe national forest between Calder and Wallace, Idaho. ground party Immediately left ?alder for the spot designated by Cooper. "There Is no question but that both men are dead," Lieutenant hooper said. While the search tor the plane ost In the northern sector of the ntermountaln region had ended, mpes of finding before spring the luge Western Air Express liner h!ch disappeared while flying to fait Lake City from Los Angeles vlth seven persons aboard a week tgo, dwindled. Headquarters for the search were leing transferred from Salt Lake City to Milfordi Utah, ISO miles louthwest of here. Every possible lue in this vicinity has been run, lown without revealing any trace if the missing ship. BAPTIST CHURCH PLANS PROGRAM A Christmas cantata, "His Star." will be presented at the Baptist Miurch of St. Bernlce Christmas eve it 7:15 o'clock under the direction if Mrs. Florence Miller, Before 'he special musical program the -ongregatlon will sing Christmas carols. Following the program a group of people will sing carols at the various homes of the community. The public is Invited to attend, I.ONIK1N. Dec. 22 Explorer Rex llardin'ge arrived from darkest Africa today and reported that he found, hundreds ot miles from civilisation, a tribe whose women attired themselves in the fashion of I he Victorian era. Hustles, high waists., high necks, and leg of mutton Bleeves graced The "voluminous gowns of the hut-tentot women. Hardinge said, while women of other tribes in the country wore nothing at all. It was believed that missionaries Introduced the fashions more than u century ago. Attendance for Banquet Larger Than Last Year Although the maximum number of tickets were not sold, at tendance at the annual Clinton foot- bull hunciuc IkIH will be larger than last year, llcrsrhel Cheek, gen eral chairman, declared touay. cheek pointed out that the holiday season had damaged ticket sales considerably. paltirulally among business men of I he city, who are now having their busiest week of the year. (inv. I'll ill V. McNult. guest of honor mill principal speaker for the dinner, will be met by an appointed reception committee at the Clinton hotel shortly before 7 p. nt and the group will proceed Immediately to the Christum chinch where the ban i ii .'I is scheduled to begin at 7 o'clock. The annual event serves two purposes this year. Approximately 60 members of the local high school football siiiad will be guests at the dinner which Is being held In their honor, and the occasion will also bs utilized for a celebration of the numerous civic Improvements completed in Clinton during the past year. Utill Heber L. Hicks hnt was set at a jaunty angle. The state charged that Hicks planned to obtain the former fire-captain's $150,000 estate. The ex-chauffeur-handyman allegedly hired three men John Joseph I'oholsky. Frank (lore Williams and Will 'an: Kuhlnian- to nps'sf h'mTlie latter are awaiting trial In connection with the slaying. Miller was murdered at Hs collage near New Trenton. Ind. His torso was Tound stuffed into a culver! near Imminence, Ky., on June 10. Nine days later the bands and (Continued on Fnge 2) COUNTY SEAT TO SEE MEETING OF CORN GROWERS Advantages of Hybrid Seed Will Be Discussed at Session Booked at Newport Monday Night Why Hybrid corn has out-yielded the open pollinated varieties such as Itelil'a Yellow Dent, (Srug 'and nnd many others, will he told at a meelliin Monday night, December 2. to he held at tho court house in Newport. The meeting will he given entirely to the dicsuKslon of Hybrid corn hy members of the Indiana Corn (.rowers' AsKochitlon. They will discuss what Hybrid corn In. how It Is produced and why it has yielded well. Figures showing the yields of different Hybrid varieties planted on Wlliam Vnlkcl and Marion Allen, farms In Vermillion county along side open polinnted vurletiis will be given. Many Hybrid varieties have been found to exceed local open polinated varieties on the name land. Earl Pankop, veteran corn grower of Dekalb county, won the five-acre corn growing contest in liiltl! with a yield of Hli.G bushels per acre with a Hybrid variety. Tills same variety has shown exceptional merit on Vermillion county farms this year,' Roots Make Difference Hybrid corn lias particular advantage In yield, Its ability to wilh- (Tout limed on 1nce 2) EINSTEIN RITES HELD TRENTON. Dec. 22 The ashes of Mrs. EIhu Einstein, wife" of Albert Einstein, noted scientist and Princeton university professor, today tested In a Trenton cemetery following private funeral services. She died Sunday ufter a long lllnesH with heart disease. to walk "the last mile" some night in January date not yet set are Salvatore (Duke) Scatta. 18: Joseph (Red) Bologna, 31; Theodore De IVmne, 31; Dominlck Zizzo. 26; Samuel J. Kimniel, 21, and Eugene Bruno, 23. They are typical of the young hoodlums who every once in a while form a "neighborhood gang" In big cities like New York and Brooklyn and start out to get some 'easy money" by pulling off a stlrk-up These fellows were a Brooklyn bunch. They were caught easily enough, and when they were they confessed the crime to the police. Not only that, they told their stories quite (Continued on Page 2) Archbishop of York Ignores Loud Protest Against Canterbury's Air AddressRaps Edward's Decision Mass Execution Is Scheduled at Sing Sing; 6 Young Hoodlums Will Die for 'Nickel and Dime' Murder LONDON. Dec. 22 "A sad and humiliating story" was the sting Ing description of the romance of Former King Edward applied today by the Archbishop of York in a sen sational criticism of the ex-king. Ignoring the storm raised by the NEW YORK. Dec. 23 Sing Sing prison is soon to be the scene of a grim and unprecedented spectacle the "mass executions" of six men the same night. Justice will exact six lives for one In this case, unless something crops up to bring about intervention. The six thugs who must pay the supreme penalty are doomed to be executed for one crime the "nickel-and-dime murder" of Edwin Esposlto, a B. M. T. subway coin collector. They bartered their life at a cheap price for the crime netted them exactly $245.05. Thats only about $40 apiece! They didn't divide it that way, however. w The unhappy sextet who will have Britain was astounded by tht Archbishop's remarks. Printing the story under big headlines, the Evening Standard labelled It " Remarkable Criticism." At the same lime, Uird Brown-low, close friend of both Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, had an appointment with the Archbishop of Canterbury today. He bears. It was understood, the duke's protest against Canterbury's radio comments on Edward's friends. "There is some danger." wrote the Archbishop of York, "that regret for the loss of a brilliant monarch . . may divert our attention from the fact that the occasion for his choice ought never to have (Continued on Page ti) - ii i i - - ' Archbishop or Canterbury's criticism of the Duke of Windsor's friends, the Archbishop of York, second only to Canterbury in the English church's hierarchy, reproved Edward for not giving up Mrs. Wallis Simpson when he first found himself falling in love with her. "Let us remember that any kind of love which can be in conflict with duty is not the love of which the Gospel speaks." wrote York In his New Year's diocesan leaflet.

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