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December 26, 1936

The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana · Page 1

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Nliould You fkll to rUre Toot DAILY CLINTONIAN Iiy fi:ilO r. til. I'hono 41 or 117 and a ropy wilt be brought Id you ut mice. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER lain probable tonight and Sunday; mild temperature. PTOTArfA fTATB I.TWWww Wswsnapsr A ArhlTULDl Volume 25 Number 42 Clinton, Indiana, Saturday, December 26, 1936 Mother Is 17, Father Is 67! Probe Deal of Rockefeller Kin HOLIDAY BRINGS DEATH TO MANY NANKING IS GAY TODAY AS FREED FRANCE DRAFTS TIGHT SPANISH EMBARGO PLAN More stringent regulation of Investment trust! was expected to be enacted by congress following an Investigation by the securities and exchange commission Into financial activities of David M Milton, above, son-in-law of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and other operators. In testifying before the commission, Milton revealed that he had acquired control of Equity corporation, a $218,000,000 investment trust, last Dec. 31. through an original Investment of $13,000 and 6,300 shares of an Inactive Insurance company. It was further revealed that Louis H. Seagrave of New York and associates obtained control of the $294,371,000 United Founders corporation with a $3,184 Investment Subsequent activities engineered by them resulted In an unrealized appreciation of $104,000,-000 In the stock. I & 1 ffi. ' David M. Milton 1 Mrs. Simpson Forgives Church of England for Attacks Upon Former King, Defends Edward s Abdication Mrs. C C. Featherly There's 80 years difference In age between the parents of this Chi-' cago baby whose mother is only 17 and whose father. C C Featherly. Is 67! Mrs. Featherly married a boy of 20 when she was 14 but divorced him to wed her present mate whom she says Is much preferable as a husband. PERSONS IN U. S, In Indiana Seven Lose Live in Traffic Accidenti, Two Killed by Traini, Many Injured LIST EXPECTED TO EXCEED 250 Christmas brought violent death to ut least 2(15 men. women and Hill clren. a fulled Press survey showed today. .Murder, suieide and accidents swept the nation from coast to coast A stale-hy-slnte tabulation disclosed 2li! deaths in 33 stales and the District or Columbia, The final count was expected to exceed 300. MH IIIK IX NT.1TK INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 2G-A toll of seven lives in traffic accident's and death of two persons struck by railroad trains over Christmas was recorded in Indiana (oday. Scores or others were injured. Two persons worn killed In a head-on collision on State fload 9, near Summitville. They were James Henderson, 32, Anderson, and Ins daughter, Jeanne, 10. Five occupants of the other car were injured. Mrs. Kstel Donaldson, 31. Indian apolis, was killed and her husband, James, was injured seriously in a head-on collision on 11. S. Road 40, near Dublin. A 12-year-old boy, son of Mr. and Mrs Christie Melcair, Dayton, O., was the only .person Injured in the other car. Young Woman Killed Mrs. Catherine Miller, 19, New Albany, was injured fatally In an automobile-truck collision at Muncie. Ed Fisher, Thorntown. was killed when his automobile plunged down an embankment near Lafayette. Charles-Huddington, 49. Kvans-ville, died of a ok nil fracture suffered when struck by an automobile driven by Jesse B. Fields, 31, at a street intersection. (ConUnued on Vagp 2) Funeral Services Conducted Today ForF.W. Gilbert DANA, Dee. 2fi. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. today for F. "W. Gilbert, 70, who succumbed at his home Thursday at 7 p. m. following n lingering Illness. Although he had been in ill health for some time hp suffered two strokes recently, causing his death. He was horn in Edgar county, Illinois. Nov. 5, 1866, the son of Kbenezer and Lydla Gilbert. He had made his home in Dana for the past 30 years, first being engaged in the elevator business. For the past 15 years he has been a retired stork buyer. SurvivorB are the widow, Mary MeAllisier Gilbert; four children, Mrs. Arthur Rohm of Kansas City. Kan.. Mrs. I,Ioyd White of Chicago, Carl Gilbert of Decatur and Karl Gilbert of Dana, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rev. G. S. Reedy was In charge of (he hervle.es. Burial was In the Wesley Chapel cemetery, five miles south'veat of here. BARNES FUNERAL IS HELD TODAY Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 p. m. for Olho Haines at the residence at 647 Sycamore street. Rev. H. H. Wagner was in charge of the servient. Burial was in Riverside cemetery. Mr. Barnes was killed by a slate fall at the Submarine mine No. 2 Thursday morning. CHILD'S FUNERAL AT TERRE HAUTE Funeral services for Iois Marie Kirby. 9 months old, of New port. who died at the Vermillion county hospftal Thursday night, were held .from the Thomas funeral home in Terre Haute at 2 o'clock today with burial in Markle cemetery. She is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Kirby; two sisters. Norma Jean and Irene; one brother, William Edward, and the grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Moss and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kirby. CHIANG RETURNS Chinese Rejoice, Japan Putt on Pressure as Premier Flies Home; Rebel Leader Facet Exille CHANG REFUTES RANSOME RUMOR NANKINti, Dec. 2 (--Marshal t'bang Hsueh-Liang today sent a letter to (Jeneral Chiang Kai-Shek, re-fliiesliiig "proper punishment" for his actions at Sian-Fu, where the tieneralissfmo was "detained" for a fortnight. NANKING, Dee. 2fi--Nat ional re joicing for Premier Chiang Ki'- Shek, exile for young Marshal Chang Hsuoh-JJang, and more anti-communistic pressure from Japan these were the results today as the nreinier, liberated from two weeku aptivity, and h in captor, Chang, trrived by airplane in Nanking. Ceneralissimo Chiang's release was unconditional, according to an official Nanking government state ment. Arrangements were rushed to speed Marshal Chang out of the oi.ntry,, but. exile apparently is to le the only punishment of the per (Continued on Page IS) NATION MOURNS DEATH OF NOTED NEWSPAPERMAN 'Today' Will Be Discontinued at Hearst Executives Ponder Possibility of Using Another Author NEW YORK", Dec. 26. News papers, newspapermen, and newspaper readers mourned today the passing of Arthur Brisbane, who, contrary to the tradition, made a fortune by his profession, and was one of the most widely read of all journalistic writers. Executives of the Hearst, news papers discussed whether Brisbane's famous column, "Todhy," a front page feature lor years, would tie continued under new authorship. A decision will not be made, probably, until after the first of the year. In the meantime, no column will be published. Condolences from professional brethren high and low, and lay admirers headed by President Roosevelt, poured in on the Brisbane family in their New York apartment where the editor and columnist died of heart disease at 72. early Christinas morning. Hearst I'ays Tribute The tribute of William Randolph Hearst. Brisbane's employer for 39 years, occupied Brisbane's 'usual space in the Hearst newspapers today. Hearst said he had lost a man who had been more than a friend and more titan a brother. Other tributes came from Col. Robert R. MiCormick, publisher of (Continued on Pago. U) Bloomingdale Man Dies on Thursday; Services Sunday NEWPORT, Dec. 26. Frank Hughes. 83, of Bloomingdale .formerly a resident of Newport, died at his home Thursday. Survivors are the wife, Margaret: two daughters. Ethel and llerlha, at home, two sons. Pearl of Monte zuma and Charles of Danville, 111.; two stepdaughters. Mrs. Ella fiull liams and Mrs. Nellie Peters of Newport, and a brother, John Hughes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Vermillion chapel near Newport. Burial will be in a cemetery near here. COAL OUTPUT IN STATE GOES UP INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 26 Indiana produced a total of 4 IS, 000 tons of coal during the week ended December 12. this year, compared with 4f.000 tons produced in the preceding week. The Btate output was equivalent to 4.2 per cent of the national production, or 10,556.000 tons for the week, Hitler Debate Sending Troops to Aid Insurgents ; Franco Sends Request for 30,000 Men MADRID FRONT IS QUIET TODAY PARIS, Dec. 26 France has submitted to the powers a drastic plan to tighten embargoes on arms, men and money to Spain, It was learned today. The plan was submitted as French and British ambassadors to the chief powers pointed out anew the danger )f an International explosion from (he aid now being given openly to 'he factions in the Spanish civil war. Frances new neutrality plan Is uo-'.able for two reasons: 1 It envisages strict control of financial aid to the fictions as well as control of the supplies of men ind arms pouring into Spain. 2 France delivered a special copy of the plan to the British government with the pledge that she herself would accept, on her own territory as Spain's chief neighbor, ill measures necessary to maike it effective provided other nations took similar steps. WITLKR IX (CONFERENCE BERLIN, Dec. 26 All Europe anxiously watched the tiny chalet above Berchtesgaden where Relchs-fuehrer Adolf Hitler and his chief military lieutenants today debated In the face of British and French warnings whether to send more German troops to aid the Spanish rebels. Presenting a demand from Insurgent Generalissimo Francisco Fran-"o for at least two reich divisions (30.000 Boldiers) Gen. Wilhelm Faupel, German minister to the rebel government, wis one of the high officials called to Hitler's Bavarian retreat. QI IET HOIiDS MADRID MADRID, Dec. 25 Crowds spent this morning inspecting the big shell (Continued on Page a) Mrs. Silotto Dies Here Last Night; Services Sunday M,rs. Maria Silotto, 65, died yes-ter at 6 p. m. at the home of her laughter, Mrs. Henry Moore, at 70S Vine street, She Is survived by tha husband, lames; four daughters. Mrs. William Parsley. Mrs. Efnest Malone md Mrs. Moore of Clinton, and Mrs. Frank Knatlich of R. R. Chrisman, III.; one son. Joseph, at home; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services -will be held from the Frist funeral home Sunday at 2 p. m., with burial in Walnut Grove cemetery. TWO SENTENCED TO STATE FARM John Scrutcher of North Tenth street and Cecil Craylesa of North Ninth street were each lined 15 and -osts and sentenced to SO days at Hie state penal farm In Pulnam- vllle, when tried by Mayor C. M. Zlnlc In city court Thursday ou charges of drunkenness. They were hnih arrested Thursday morning. TWO JOBS DONE BY VOLUNTEERS Two (ires were extinguished by the Clinton Volunteers (u the past two days. A roof blaze that caused only slight damages was extinguished at the home of Sam Kamarata of 11.16 North Eighth street. The second run was made to the home of A. Willis at 527 North Ninth street, where a sum 11 fire was extinguished. The house Is owned by Mary Anto-nini. BATTERED SHIP ARRIVES NEW YORK, Dec 26. With two of her portholes shattered, tha liner Rotterdam was In port here today after battling four hurricanes in the Atlantic. The ship arrived two days late. None of the 89 passengers was hurt. HOPE POPE WILL RECOVER HEALTH IS GONE, REPORT Christmas Masses Leave Pontiff in Pain; Tooth Extraction Caused Difficulty in Broadcast VATICAN CITY, Dec. 20 Hope that the Pope will ever recover from I he paralysis that keeps him bedridden and suffering has been abandoned by the Vatican household, an authority close to the Pontiff said today. The pope's insistence on carrying out Christmas duties, following the exertion of his - world broadcast Thursday left him weakened and in pain. No 'ottiplHints "I am, happy to suffer during these days when we commemorate the birth of the Savior who suffered for us," the Pope told Dr. Amanti Milan!, his physician, when the doe-tor remonstrated against his holiness' Christmas activities. "I want to suffer with dignity, and my prayers are always to that end," the Pope said. "I want no one to witness the humiliation of my dignity." JkH-tor Worried Dr. Milan! showed great concern when the Pope revealed that he had assisted in the traditional three masses on Christmas eve. He lay awake in bed for in o re than an hour, his hands folded on his breast, while assistants celebrated the masses In the nearby private chapel. The Pope ordered the door (Continued on Page 12) Stroke Thursday Proves Fatal to Mrs. O'Neal, 75 NEWPORT. Doc. 26 Mrs. Miir- tha Kllon O'Neal, 75. passed away at her home Friday morning at 7:30 o'clock fnllowiiiK a stroke she. suf fered Thursday. She had been In fuilillK health for sometime. She was horn in Illinois in lKliO. For the nasi 4 4 years she has made her home on s farm four miles soillhwcsl of here. Survivors are tile husband. John T. Nenl, and several nieces and nejihews. Funeral services will he held at 1 p. m. Sunday hi Hie Henderson Chapel church Willi burial 'n Thomas remetery. ITALIAN SAILORS OBTAIN REVENGE TANOIEU, Morocco, Dee. 26. Storming off their ships, 150 Italian merchant sailors today wrecked the offices of the Spanish newspaper Democracia in retaliation for attacks they considered insulting to Italy. TWENTY DIE ON LINER ROME. Dec. 26. A boiler explosion killed 20 persons and injured 73 seriously on the 8.000-ton Italian liner Cesare Battisti at Massawa, Eritrea, today. The vessel's home port is Genoa. By KIMiSWKV MTH LONDON, Dec. 2fi. Mrs. Wallis Simpson in an exclusive authorized statement to International News Service today let it be known she forgives the Church of Kncland for Its attacks upon former King Ed-ward. She forgives the arch bishop of Canterbury, the archbishop of York, and others who criticized Edward, on the grounds thai they in effect know not what they say. She authorized International News Service to say In her behalf that she forgives all who have criticized his royal highness because she believes they do not know the man. and I hat If they did they would have no reason to criticize him. Coming to the defense of the man who gave up the throne of England for love of her, Mis. Simpson from her villa In Cannes sent this exclu sive message to me. In this message she defended Ed ward against charges of irreliglon and immorality flung at him by high ecclesiastics of the Church of England. She defended him from the charge he lacks Christian vir tues, and pointed to his desire to marry her at cost of his throne as evidence of not only moral but religious virtue. In accordance with her policy of I not grantin Interviews in order to keep out of the public limelight as much as possible, Mrs. Simpson re quested not to be quoted In her statement to International News Service. Newport Resident Dies Thursday at 72 Years of Age NEWPORT, Dec. 26 Oeward "Dude" Darker, 72, died at 3 p. m. Thursday at the Vermillion County hospital, where he had been a patient for some time. The cause of his death was not stated, He was born at Eugene. January 2, 1864, the son of John Gray and Huldah Dennett Barker. He is survived by live sons, Bertie Banker, county recorder, Firth. Stanley and Cloyd Barker, all of Newport, and Itev. Virgil Barker of Monte is; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother. James C. Barker of Newport, and several nieces and nephews. Miss l.uta Barker of Clinton and Mrs Hurl Hardesly are his nieces. Funeral services will lie held al lite Friend's church Sunday at 2 p. m wilh K'v. Helen Hester and He v. C. K. Beebee In charge of I lie services Burial will be in Hie Thomas Cemetery near Newport. RIGGS SERVICES HELD AT PARIS Funeral services for M rs. John E. Riggs. of Paris, who died on Saturday were held last Monday afternoon. Mrs. KMa (Kent, of North Fifth street, is a sister. Mrs. KiggK was born at Horare. Ill,, the daughter of John and Josephine Swan Younger. Her entire life was spent in Ed par county. Other survivors are her husband, four children, two sisters and four brothers. THK TEMI'KRATTKK By The Clintonian thermometer: a. m., 34; noon, 62. Death Carries Off Last O'Leary, Still Denying Cow Story CHICAGO, Dec. 26 The last survivor of the O'Leary family that owned I he cow that kicked over the lantern thut started the famous Chi cago tire was dead today firm in her belief that it wasn't the O'Leary cow that started the conflagration. The last survivor of the family was Mrs. Catherine O'Leary I.ed-well, 70 years old. who died yesterday. Mrs. Ledwell always maintained It was not the O'Leary cow that start ed the big lire by kicking over a lantern as legend has it. Mrs. Led-well's version was: "It was Sunday night and mother had put me to bed and also the other four children at 8 o'clock. She went to bed loo and father followed about half an hour later. "At 9:30 there was a pounding at tile door and we were all dragged from bed. It was Denis Sullivan the one-legged drayman from next door who discovered the fire in the barn. "That was the first we 'knew of the fire. No one In the family was up, I know mother never milked the cow after 5 o'clock. Anyhow we had five cows and a horse In the barn and if there was a lamp and there wasn't none can tell which of them did It." Motorist Fined; Appeal Is Taken To Circuit Court Ail appeal to the Vermillion county circuit court has been taken by Burl Hurdestyl or airtview, who was arrested lust week on a charge of passing a school bus while unloading children and lined tl and costs by Justice of the Peace J. C Haysletl Mr Hardesly Is represented by Allorney Homer Ingram, of Newport. John Ciacherio, or Centenary, school bus driver, was arrested re-cenlly on a charge of reckless driving and failure to raise his stop SiBii while unloading children. The charge was tiled by Mr. Hardesly. Mr. Ciai herio pleaded not guilty when arraigned before Justice Hays-lelt and the case will come up for (rial early in January. BLAST BURNS 2 MEN AT LINTON LINTON, Ind.. Dec. 26 Jess Cad well, 31, shovel operator, and Luci-en llamner. MS. trucker, were burned seriously in in explosion yes terday at the Central Indiana Strip Coal Mine Company. Vernon Duffy. 24. another worker, escaped injury by leaping to safety. The blast, which destroyed the large steam shovel causing damages of (30.000 occurred when the shovel dug into a gas pocket in an aban doned slack pile. SOLONS UNITE IN EFFORT TO HALT DEFLATION PLAN Thomas, Rankin Lead Group With Dual Purpose; Stabilization of Dollar on Existing Basis Is Feared WASHINGTON, Dee. 26 Formation of an "anti-deflation bloc," which may play an important part In the consideration of monetary legislation, was decided upon today by a group of senate and house members. The two-fold objective of the group is to prevent stabilization of the dollar on the present basis and to bring about a further expansion of the currency. Leaders in the group contend that stabilization on the present basis wilh the curbing of the spending program in an effort to balance the budget will definitely lead to a heavy deflation in values. Thomas, llaiikin Leud Senator Elmer Thomas (D) of Oklahoma, long an advocate of a managed currency on a commodity (font imicd on l'Hgc U) Harry Singer Is Executed Today At Michigan City MICHIGAN CITY, line. 26 Harry singer smoked his last cigarette the Mit-hiKan City prison clock ticked the passiiiK of CIiriBtmBS, then walked to his death in the electric chair early today The 2fyear-old farm hand heal Marjorie Caufman, 12, to death, shot her ianiilK In death to nilenre them. and after hi amm rnttU'Hxen alno the holdup hlayliiK f Joseph Hryant near Uahah, Ind. Spurned by his relatives. KniKer tcpent his last day quietly and alow. h-mokftiK inreHsantty. II" shared the regular chntmas dinner of roam ( tin ken, and for his last meal, in the eveniiiK. seeled frifd chicken. Singer was led from IUh cell at 12:06 a. m., and received his first shock Iti the electric chyir one mill ute later. He was pronounced dead at 12:14 a. m. Arrangements wcrr made foi burial in the prison remetery since no relatives claimed the body. Sineer's only reference to dath I other than. "I am ready,' was md I to a guard ypsterday when he said: i "The chair will be a good enough present for me." Of the four slaying, he repen'ed only killing the little Caufman girl In confessing the triple Blayin;: Singer said the girl found him and Mrs. Singer making love and he struck her in an angry rage. Mrs. Caufman and her husband, for whom Singer worked on a Wabash county farm, were 'killed to hid the earlier crime, according to the con fession. , Jtk, . V

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