The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on December 23, 1936 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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Should To Fail to ! Tow DAILY CLINTONIAN by n-.m r. M. riioni' it or 117 ami a ropy will be IiioukIiI lo joii at unci. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER . mrr r tonight and Thttrs- pCOtAN "TA - ci(i ,armer 4 reM W Clinton, Indiana, Wednesday, December 23, 1936 Price Three Cents Volume 25 Number 40 PRAISES CLINTON ROTHSCHILD CASTLE HAVEN FOR EDWARD SIMEON D.FESS DIES SUDDENLY C. H. S. FOOTBALL SQUAD HONORED AT BIG BANQUET X2 W -4 fa MIENS V w i Ui- i-ii-v-h t-- F R AN C ETCCO V .v.A. v-T-'-v I REBEL PARLEY BRINGS RUMOR OF SURRENDER Story of Partial Capitulation Offer Denied in Madrid ; Skyscraper Struck by 3 Shells LOTTERY TAKES MINDS OFF WAR MA I HMD. I.m 2:1 -Mysterious con : crenci h hy hijrhst officials of the rchi'l J 11 til ii tod:iy were aecom-f 1:1 11 i t by Hi'iisiillonnl reports from .iiMirg nt sources Mint negotiations for surrender of unspecified important units of the loyalist army were h iim enrrit d on. Gi neralissimo Francisco FriMlco held a parley jit Avila. rebel field lieadniiniiers. wil h Gen. Kmilio Mola and Gen. Snliquet, and then left for Fubmntica, the rebel base. K 11 mors described in Madrid 11 s rebel propanudrt - -said Col. Jose Mnngndn. chief or the Madrid pe-fenne council, had pent offers of partial surrender to the insurgents. These offers, said the reports, were, KDIAUK TOUIOUSE CaAm ; SPAIN Vri..erw..l.l ....tains near Vienna, the M.M).y.-ar-ol.l rattle owned by ll- Ibr haven of Hie .Ink. of Windsor, former kniK of (.real Hrllalll. lilgli on 'K In the ro.i Kuitriie IMtlis. hil.l brraim- FINAL RESULTS ANNOUNCED FOR UMWA ELECTION Several Offices, Including Thai of President, Will Not Be Filled Until Later Balloting TICRHI-: HACTl-:, Dec. 23 Result h of tho official tabulation of votes cast in the niiennial election of District No. il. United Mine Workers of America, were announced yesterday by the district tellers. A second election will be held January 12 to determine the winners between lending candidates who did not poll a majority of votes in the initial balloting. Those elected to office hy receiv ing a majority In the first election were: Harmon Kelly, Sullivan, Interna tional hoard member; Charles Fnn- cannon. Terre Haute, district vfe president; John Bennie, Linton,1 George Phillips. Terre Haute and John R. Morgan. Linton, auditors and members of the credential committee; Joe Nixon. Linton; Alexan der Lawson, Terre Haute. and Kddie Scully, Sullivan, district tellers; Bert Trezise. Terre Haute, executive board member from, subdistrlct No. 4; Curtis Nicholson, executive board member from subdistrict N. 3 and the following members of the legislative committee. Roseoe Davis, (Continued on Pago it) FORMER CLINTON MAN IS INJURED John Cilmour of Terre Haute, formerly a resident of Clinton and the father of Mrs. Joe Shaw, South Eleventh street, sustained a hndly mashed" foot at the Snow Hill mine last night- , A motor ran over his foot when it jumped the track. Mr. Oilmour was rushed to the Union hospital nt Terre Haute. He fs getting along as well as can 'be expected. WALTER DUNLOP HURT AT MINE William Duulop sustained a badly bruised left knee and leg yesterday, when he was struck by a tie it the Universal mine where he Is m ployed. He was treated at a 'oi-al doctor's office and then was tb!e to return to his home. r "1 i The roiirage anil spirit of the people of Clinton iluriiiK the barren year of economic depression an one of the Mlnts stressed hv Jiv. I'anl V. Mi'Xult In Ills a. dress here last nl)tlit as principal speaker nt the annual football laniiiet held at the Christian church. GOMEZ SUBMITS DEFENSE TODAY AT SENATE BAR Cuban President Will Speak for Himself Before Court of Impeachment, but Hope It Gone HAVANA, Dec. 2.1 President Miguel Oomez, impeached by the house on charges of maladminlstra tion, personally defends himself to day at the bar of the senate, sitting as a high court of impeachment. Dr. Oomez sat up most of thf night preparing a "vigorous de fense." He was surrounded by a smal' group of staunch supporters, som of whom planned to go abroad immediately after the impeachment session ''to carry on the fight in safety" against the army junta, controlled hy Cuba's strong man. Col. Fulgencio Batista, which is engineering the president's removal. Cabinet to Quit Reliable sources said that the entire Gomez cabinet had written resignations with the exception of Rafael Montalvo, secretary of national defense and friend of Col. Batista. The issue between Gomez and Col Batista's followers was climaxed when the president announced he in tended to veto and did a nine cents-a-hag sugar tax bill designated to raise $2,000,000 a year for support of army-confrolled and army-instructed rural schools. President Gomez, in a 2.000 word message, said he feared such a law woult1 (Continued on Page (1) MRS. WHITSON DIES TUESDAY Mrs. Mae Whitson. 68. of Montezuma died at the home of her sister. Mrs. Wallace Pietz. in Terre Haute yesterday at 12:20 p. m. Mrs. Elmer Hixon of Elm street is also a sister. Other survivors are a son, Nerval of petroit; a daughter, Mrs. Mah,d Ridler of L.os Angeles, and three grandchildren. Funeral services wilt be held tomorrow afternoon, but more definite details were not learned. THK TK.MPKKATl'RF Py The Clintonian thermometer: H a m.. 30; noon. 38. farm house at Hurum, north of Oslo, where he was detained, was removed last night. Accompanied by a secret service man. Trotzky and his wife motored by dark direct from his house to the dork at Oslo. Two boyg witnessed the embarkation. The government maintained the police guard at the house to deceive the curious. Trotzky's permit to reside in Norway expired last Friday midnight. It was learned that he agreed two weeks ago to leave the country, but later made conditions. These were (II that be he permitted to arm himself; 121 that he be allowed free Mowed free ship; (3) 8 use of the radio aboard Continued on Page IN WASHINGTON Former Senator Expire in Hole! Room Today; Leading l. O. P. picture for Years, Famous Dry OHIO MAN WAS 75 YEARS OLD WASHINGTON. IKW. 21.- F.x-scnalor Simoon 11. Fobs of Oliln suffered a heart nil:irlc here today ami illirl before medical aid could tench him. ' Tho former Henator had arisen as usual in Hip hntol wlioro ho mado Ills homo and wan preparing to do Kinio Christmas shopping when ho enllapsod. A secretary was Willi him, and medical aid was hurriedly railed, hill ho expired before a dor lor could arrive. N'oled nepilhlirnn For many years Simoon n. Fess played a prominent role In national affairs and in the republican parly He first entered congress in 1013 ns a niPmher from the sixth Ohio district. Ijiter he represented th" Frventh district in subsequent con-pressos, and In 1 ft 2 3 entered the senate, where he served until his retirement in 193.1. He served as keynoter and temporary ehairmn.n of Iho republican national convention in lf!2S. and In 1930 and 19111 was chairman of the republican national committee. He celebrated his 75th birthday only this month. Educator Prior to his political career. Fess was identified with education. After .Graduating from Ohio Northern university, he became an instructor in Ohio Northern, and later a lecturer at the University of Chicago. From 1907 to 1917 he was president cf Antioch college at Yellow Springs, Ohio. tn politics. Fess was a republican of the old. conservative school. As (Continued on Page B) Program Is Given For Assembly at High School Gym A joint general assembly was given this morning in the high school gym for the Junior and senior high schools. A Christmas program was presented. The filrls Clee club of the high school sang several Christmas carols and a piano solo was given hy E. MeCool. music teacher. He played a special arrangement of "Silent Night." Rev. H. H. Wagner gave a short address, and Frank Turehi entertained with an accordion solo. The rhythm hand from 1'nlversal played a medley of college songs, "Santa Clans Is Coming to Town" and "The Clow-worm." The high school brass quartet, composed of Glenn Clark, Herbert Mullet. Carlos Moore and Mr. MoCool, played several numbers. Clovys Harvey, Tolvo Lahtl. Alice Ilaumgartner and Florence Salarog-llo were the touchers In charge of I he program. SEARCHERS HEAR REPORT OF SHIP LOS ANGKLBS. Dec. 23. A clls-uhod uiiliine. Iohimh bltitudo 12 mill's from St. Georep in soul'iwt'at-fiti riali. ifnittM nrod ovr a rlde into Cnttonwond rn-fk in Pine vul- (he moniln of Doc. 15. Wostorn Alt Kxiiit'NH uffiriulp wre informed hri today. M. I). Tull.y, a turkoy buypr. nuid that ho ohwrvf'fl the plane but na-HtiTiifi It would land saf1y In the cri'i'k and forgot the incident until he ret unit d here and learned of the widespread search for the WAE transport and the seven persons In it. who disappeared early Dec. 15. RALSTON RITES ARE HELD TODAY Funeral services for Joyce Irene Ralston. 1-doy-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. William Ralston, of 1413 North Ninth street, who died last night at 11:41 o'clock, were held today at 2 p. m. Burial was in Riverside cemetery. Other survivors, besides the parents, are a sister and the grandparent, Mr. and Mrs. William Ralston. Sr and Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Shull. carried by government militiamen who penetrated the re He) lines near Toledo. Talk of any surrender was not borne out in the continued ferocity of the fighting. Sixty dead rebels were found in the ruins of a fort a Villaverde. south of the eapitalfi after it was blown up by loyalists dynamiters, Madrid asserted. A trench held by rebel civil guards In the some sector was also destroyed". A huge rebel attack in the Mon-cloa sector was repulsed, said the Madrid announcement. W hites Kieze Chance On the other hand, rebels have taken advantage of rivalry in Catalonia, between moderate leftists and extremists, and have launched a drive around Huesca. At several points along the Huesca-Raragossa front of the loyalist Cataloniana have been driven eastward. t Three direct rebel artillery hits on the IB-story telephone building In Madrid, nearly hitting a group of reporters and news censors, attracted less attention In Madrid than (Continued on Page It) Joseph Wisnewski Dies Early Today; Funeral Thursday Joseph Wisnewski, 7", died at 5 a. m. today at his home at 724 Sycamore street, after an Illness of about three weeks. He is survived hy the wife, Fran ces; two sons, John, at home, and Ignatius of Clinton: two daughters. Mis. Martha Michalskl of Clinton and Mrs. Walter Pirmlngham of Evanston; seven grandchildren; two brothers, John of France and Frank of Poland, and one sister, Anna of Germany. Mr. Wisnewski has lived In Clln-for a number of yearn, and Is a member of the N. N. S. S. Slavish lodge or Clinton. Tho body was removed from the Frist funeral home to the residence at 3 P- m. today. Funeral iervlces will be held from the home with a requiem high mass at 6 a. m. Thursday at Sacred lleurt church. Muriiil will be fn Itiverslde Governor McNutt Praise Team, City at Annual Dinner Held at Church Last Night PHILLIPS SPEAKS FOR TEAMMATES Pointed to by Governor Paul V. McNutt as a "concrete example of success," Clinton high school's 19:16 football squad of almost 60 youths dined last night at the Christian church, where they received the homage of their teachers, townspeople and friends in one of the most successful banquets in years. The enthusiasm of the speakers, the presence of noted alumni and the appearance of the holder of the highest office In Hooslerdom, as well as the quality of the meal, all added to the contagious spirit of the occasion. I'hllllps Hpeaks His voice ringing with sincerity. Robert "Moose" Phillips, Clinton's outstanding football star of 19T.6. acted as spokesman for the players and sat down amidst thunderous applause. On behalf of himself and his teammates, Phillips expressed deep gratitude for the expert and kindly guidance, during the past two years, of Coach Raymond Trobaugh, who will not be a member of the C. H. S. staff next season. Trobaugh also spoke briefly, as did Line Coach Eugene Boswell and three local pigskin artists of another day who have gained national athletic fame at great universities-Fred Vanzo, Northwestern, and Chris Dal Sasso and Ettore Antonl-nl, Indiana University, Players Introduced Other Wildcats called upon to take a how were Mario Strazzabosro, Arthur Ave and Ernest Clough. who ittalned All-Wabasb Valley recogni-(Contlnued on Page fl) Rebel General Is Warned; Ransome Dickering Starts NANKING, Dec. 23 Nanking today gave Rebel Marshal Chang Hsueh-Liang three days to "listen to reason," while Mme. Chiang Kai-shek, with the fate of China and king's ransom in her hands negotiated for the release of her husband. The government ordered hostili-ies against Chang's troops suspend-;d for three days lest the rebels, too hard pressed during the negotiations at Sianfu, might execute Premier Chiang. The truce was declared at the ur-Tent instance of T. V. Soong, head of the rich house of Soong and brother of Mme. Chiang, who accompanied her on her flight to Sianfu. Rig Ransom Asked One hundred million Chinese dollars about $30,000,000 American is reported to be the basis for the ransom discussions, But not even the great house of Soong, Its vast eoffers filled by the financial wisardry of Mme Chiang's brother, or the Chinese nationalist govern-nent can easily raise $30,000,000 ind she is said to be dickering for i reduction in Chang's demands. Weird scenes, typical of the bl-arre atmosphere of this most amaz-ng of kldnapings, welcomed the Vellesley college-educated Mme. 'hlang after her 700-mile flight Tom Nanking. Landing at dusk on a muddy field, ler pilot was guided by smoking orches held by lines of enemy sol-liers. Mme Chiang. Soong, and W. H. Donald, Australian advisor to Generalissimo Chiang , "walked straight through the hostile lines to waiting cars. LIQUOR RAIDERS ARREST BURGUS John Burgus, and not John Nor-kus Sr.. was arrested with Dome-tick Rukl yesterday morning by tate excise and federal officers for he alleged possession of untaxed iqnor at Domenlck Rukl's home. John Hamilton, state excise of-'icer. reported the name aa Norkua but it was learned today that the man was Burgus. He was taken to the federal jail in Terre Haute and will be tried in federal court there. STATE CONTROL FARM PROGRAM TO BE DROPPED Objwlions Raised lo Scheme of 48 AAAs; Conrewional Leaders Predict Downfall WASHINGTON, Doc. 23. Ahntl donmpnt of the plan for creation of 48 "iittle AAAs" temporarily nt least, appeared certain today as tho administration and congressional leaders shaped the farm program for congress. The proposed scheme of having each Hate enact an AAA to control production adopted when a substitute for the national AAA was drafted has encountered formid-ahle objections. Chairman Jones (D) of Texas of tho house agriculture committee today predicted that this provision of the soil conservation -got? ffective In 1938. would be suspended. Senator Hatch (D) of New Mex-(Continued on Page 6) Children to Have Christmas Party At Park Tonight A CSrislmas party will ie given tonight at 7 o'clock for 600 school children at the Bogart Memorial park at Third and Mulberry streets. All school children were given tickets and must present them to receive the treat. A program, has been plnnned and the VPA band supervised by Paul Fidlar. will play several selections, and carol singing will be enjoyed. 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 representative of the Bogart estate have cooperated with Dale Purcell in making this treat possible. LIQUOR VIOLATOR GIVEN SENTENCE Andrew McLean of North Ninth street was fined $.r0 and costs and sentenced to 30 days In jail in city court this morning by Mayor C. M. '.uk for the possession of six gallons of u in nil liquor and 100 gallons of mash. The arrest was mnde yesterday by P. H Carroll, federal officer. CLINTONIAN TO CARRY GREETINGS Christmas greetings from the business and professional men of Clinton will appear In the Chj-ist-maa eve issue of The Daily Clin-f on inn tomorrow night. An effort has been made to call upon every business, but a few may have been overlooked. If so, a telephone call to 41 or 117 will bring a solicitor. It is the desire of The Clintonian to overlook no one. Chopping 3aqs 'till (ThrishTTfrs Edward Is Reported Winner of $30,000 At Gambling Tables VIENNA. Dec. 23. The hnrK"-master of Marten was routed from bed to deny it. and the staff of Can-He Enzesfeld was awakened to the same end but still a midnight rumor spread today that the duke of Windsor won more than 100.000 Austrian schillings nearly $30,-000 at the gambling tables in Baden casino. Hearing the sensational report, scores of newspapermen bore down on the startled burgomaster In a noisy automobile caravan at 3 a. m., and demanded of Herr Kollman whether the ex-klng of England had proved "himself as lucky on the green baize as he was unlucky on the throne. The visitors" there were forced to accept the explanation that the gambler was an Anglo-American who had been mistaken for the duke. Still considering the possibility that the ifuke of Windsor, lcnown to he angry over the criticism written by the archbishop of York, sought diversion at the gambling tables, this correspondent established contact with the Enzesfeld household. "The duke lives like a monk!" was the sharp answer. "Please deny that rumor about the casino." Joseph Bertotti Dies; Lived Here For Forty Years Joseph Bertotti, C4. died last night at 10 o'clock at the residence at 32S North Ninth street after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Bertotti Is well known in Clinton having lived here for 40 years. He operated the Columbia theater on Ninth street until two years ago, when he retired. He became ill in Chicago and was brought to his home here last Monday. He Is survived hy three sons. Charles and John, at home, and Henry of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Kuch of Melrose Park, MI., and Mrs. Lena Tessari of Chi-cag and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The body will he removed from the Karanovfch funeral home to the residence tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the residence, followed with a requiem mass at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart church. Burial will he In Riverside cemeterv. Lewis' words, affirming those of his subordinate, carried the plain threat of a strike. He emphasized that his committee Bought no strikes. He said that the CIO preferred securing its aims without warfare. But he left no doubt that it would fight with all its power should it he challenged. "It Is not the purpose of the committee for Industrial organizution to create confusion or bring about strikeB In Industry." he said. "'Its purpose, rather, is to set up an Intelligent method of collective bargaining that will make for a more satisfactory Industrial relationship between employer and employe. "The General Motors Company (Continued on I'agc ) John L Lewis Predicts 'Continued r i it lii. p- Trotzky Sails to Take Refuge in Mexico; Permitted by Government Of Sweden to Bear Arms on Ship Lonrusion ir general Motors i-aiis To Accede to Demands Made by CIO OSLO. Norway. Dec. 23. Leon Trotzky. exiled Russian leader, was at sea on his way to Mexico today to become a refugee and neighbor or the United States where he once lived. Aboard the 5.486-ton steamship Ruth of Oslo, armed against a possible attack. Trotzky awaited a wireless message from the Mexican government telling him at which point to land on the east coast. It was expected that the message would he deferred until the Ruth entered the Gulf of Mexico. Trotzky sailed with his wife Saturday. Every means was taken to prevent leakage of the news, and It was not known that he had loft until the heavy police guard at the WASHINGTON. Dec. 23 John L. Lewis warned the General Motors Corporation today that demands of his committee for industrial organization must be met "half way" or "continued confusion will logically result." While Lewis was making his statement. Homer Martin, president of the United Automobile Workers, an affiliate of the CIO. was pledging in Detroit "every effort" to avoid large scale strikes in General Motors factories, hut resolvine to win "collective bargaining rights' from the corporation. William S. Knudsen. executive vice president, had told the union to see the managers of hratu-h fa-tnri";. This. Martin said, was a farce,

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