The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on December 31, 1936 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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, i - Hhoald Ta FU to Ktti Tour DAILY CLINTONIAN bjr B:HU P. M. Thone 4 1 or 1 1 7 and a ropy will be brottjilU to you at ont-a. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN THER .TATT8 lT,,,r, d Fflday. Volume 25 Number 46 Price Three Cents Clinton, Indiana, Thursday, December 31, 1936 Another Abdication Rebel Marshal Gets Ten-Year Sentence, Promise of Pardon CLINTON POLICE SEEK ASSAILANT PRIZES AWAIT . FIRST COUNTY BABY OF 1937 People of Chatham Islands Have Early Celebration Today WKI.I.lNdTON. New Zealand. Jan. 1, 1937 The new year ar-rived at 6 a. m. (CST) today In the Chatham Islands, 414 miles south OF TONY KLAUS Local Man Thought lo Have Been Thug Victim; Rob-bery Seen a Motive (or Crime I SERVICES HELD ON WEDNESDAY Clinton police today worn seeking the murderous assailant ot Tony Klaus, who died without regaining consciousness after having been beaten over the head with a piece of brick, Klaus wan hurled yesterday. Coroner I. D. White announced that a blood clot on the brain was the direct cause of his death. The 62-year-old resident of Clinton was found on North Klghth street Saturday afternoon with a deep. bleeding wound on the back of his head. Half 1rlrk the only clue available to Investigating authorities was found nearby. Police discount an advanced thoory that Klaus struck his head In a fall, for there are no Jutting objects at the I scene of the violence which would make such a murk on the victim's bead. Itoblxt-y Motive Keen Robbery Is believed to be the most likely motive for the crime, since the dead man is reported to have been carrying $150 when he left Loogootee early this week. Relatives, however, said that Klaus told them he had been robbed of his money before reaching Clinton on Thursday. They also declared Ills face and bands were bruised when he reached here. Going from Loogootee to Vln-rennes, he had entrained. In company with another man, for Terre Haute, police said. There he parted with his companion, whose identity Is unknown. Dies in Hospital When the injured man was discovered, he was rushed to the Vermillion county hospital, where he died Monday afternoon, never regaining consciousness and the abil ity to name or describe his mur derer. The autopsy was held Tues (Continued on Page H) Mrs. Maloney Is Taken by Death At Terre Haute FT. BERNICE, Dec. 31. Mrs. Zoua Maloney. widow of (he !ate John Floyd Maloney. died at the Union hospital in Terre Haute last night at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Maloney was well known here and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Osborne unit. She is survived by the mother. Mis. Elizabeth Long; one daughter. Peggy Ann; a sister, Mrs. Collett Keltz; one brother. Elmer Long, all of St. Bern-ice ; another sister. Mrs. Henry Blanrhard of Petersburg. Ind.; four nioces. Deloree Long. Hazel Rumble, Josephine Myers and Ruby Miller, and two nephews. Milton Blanrhard and Herbert Keltz. Private funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 p. in. Saturday, with the Rev. Mash officiating. Burial will be In Sugar Grove cemetery. The body will be removed from the Frist funeral home to the home tomorrow NANKING, Dec. 81. China's amazing kidnaping had an equally fantastic upshot today when Ihe kidnaper. Marshal Chang Hsuch-Llang, whh sentenced to ten years Imprisonment hut was promised that he would be pardoned tomorrow as a new year'B present. The special court of the national military commission rebuked Marshal Chang for holding Premier Chiang Kai-Shek prisoner for two weeks, and made him promise to be good In the future. Otherwise, the "young marshal," former war lord of Manchuria, escaped tinHcathed after making one of the most startling "snatches" In history. U. S. SEEKS TO KEEP FAITH OF OTHER POWERS Roosevelt HoMs Conference to Find Way to Halt Shipment of Planet to Leftists in Spanish War NOTES SENT TO FIVE COUNTRIES WASHINGTON, Dec. 31. The Cnlted States took Bwifl, emphatic steps today to clear Itself In the eyes of European powers of any hint of intervention In the Spanish civil struggle. At a White House conference summoned by President Roosevelt, plans were perfected for speedily plugging the loophole in the present neutrality act which permitted li censing of a shipment of airplanes to Spain, Notes Sent Out Simultaneously, the state depart ment formally notified five European non-intervention powers shipment of the $2,770,000 order of aircraft will not leave the United States for from two to six months, if at all. By the end of next week, congress Is expected to rush through an emergency amendment to the pres- (Cotilinueil on iRtfe H) CLUB TO HAVE NEW OFFICERS At the next meeting of the Ei change Hub Thursday the following newly-elected ofieers will takt charge: Herschel Cheek, president; J. C. Hayslett. vieepresid.;t t : W. M Leeds, treasurer; and ii M. Cald well, secretary. They were elected at the meeting laat Thursday. Rev. E- Duane This! lethwaite. formerly of Clinton, and now chap lain of the boys reform school in Plainfield. Ind., was a guest ct the club yesterday. He gave a ohori talk about the home thre. Several students of Miss Helen Mcf'Iure entertained with tap dances. GRIFFITHS SELLS SHARE IN FIRM Robert Rrlffiths has sold his one-third Interest In Ihe Clinton Bowling alleys to Mrs. Ted Ohidotli one of the co-owners. It was revealed today. The transaction was maile for a reported sum of (HBO. Martin I.anznne is the third partner in the firm. KIDNAPER PAID FOR RETURN OF YOUTH, REPORT Clinton Merchants Plan Welcome for Lucky Tot Bom in New Year; Limit Placed on Contest FOURTEEN FIRMS . PUT UP AWARDS ( Union merchants will give a rousing welcome to the first child born in Vermillion county In 19,17, with tho first Baby Derby In local history. Fourteen firms are offering special prizes ranging from a r'omplete layette for the child to a moked ham for the family. Rules of the Baby Derby are simple. Tho contest is strictly limited to children born in Vermillion county to parents living In this county and the winner will he determined by the first birth certificate brought 'o The Clintonian office, signed by the attending physician and showing a 1937 date of birth. Irlzes to Be f.iven (lift certificates will then be is-.'iijeT to the parents and the merchants will award their prizes when these certificates are shown to them. Remember, the winner will he the first baby whose birth certificate is hronught to The Clintonian office. Following Is a list of cooperating firms and prizes they will award to the Baby Derby winner: O. C. Murphy & Company, a complete layette; Osmon Brothers, $5 credit on a new A. B. C. washer; A. J. Doughty, a child's rocker; J. C. Peney Co., a baby blanket; Rosenblatt's the baby's first shoes. Omiplcte Supplies Lee Main furniture store, a high chair; Medlock Jewelry Co., a silver baby cup; Meyer Baking Co., two week's supply of ButterKrust bread; Nation's 'Food Market, a whole smoked ham; Leed's Florist, a special cradle filled with flowers; Clinton Pure Milk Co., two weeks supply of milk; Oillls Pharmacy, six Ifygeia nursing bottles and nipples; (Continued on Pass 8) More Than 1,000 Reported Dead in Famous Red Unit MADRID. Dee. 31. Leftist counter-attacks in the Madrid Bector have cost Ihe "International brlg-ide," composed chiefly of Russians nd Frenchmen, more than 1.000 lain. according lo a rebel statement from Cordoba today. Battles In the Carabanrnel and Villanueva de la Canada sections of ihe Madrid front took a loll of 280 loyalists as the. Madrllenos' assaults were hurled hack, said the rebels. In the face of a reported German warning, and Increase of the German naval forces off Bilbao, meanwhile, the Basque authorities today sternly refused the Reich's demand that the cargo of the steamer Palos be given up. SALAMANCA, Spain, Dee. 11. With bodies plied In a heap half a mile long and 300 yards wide, "tar. nble danger" of plague exists on the front just south of Madrid, rebel communique today said, "It Is a horrible spectacle," the (Continue.! on Page H) town and on south by way of Punta Corda and Ft. Myers and over the Tamiaimi trail. A new highway now leads almost directly south from Lake City and emerges at Bunnell, which is almost directly west of ormond Beach and a few miles north of Daytona. This route ia practically devoid of filling stations. Livestock in Florida has open range on the highways, and the Koda be with the person that accidentally runs down a hog, horse or cow that a farmer might claim, From the highway ran be seen L-ang? of men in chains at work. They comprise the chain gangs of ating and fttory, and ar guarded by husky fellows with businesa-IiVe (Continued on Pag H) east of hero, and reached New Zen land half an hour later. Koine 200 shepherds and fisher men celebrated Its arrival while alarm clocks were beginning to sound In the United .States for the lust day ot 1 St 3 6 . Chatham Islanders, colonizing Hrltlsh outpost In the South Pacific were the first people in the world to welcome the new year. The bell of the little church on Hanson Island pealed out midnight as Hlg Hen, atop the houses of parliament in London, struck 12 noon. WINTRY BLASTS ARRIVE TO HELP USHER OUT 1936 Sharp Drops in Temperature End Unseasonable Weather Over Nation; Heavy Snow in Sioux City COLD PREDICTED THROUGH FRIDAY Winter delivered an old-fashioned freezing spell today to greet the new-year. Frigid winds surged over the northeastern quarter of the" United States to end a year marked by rec ord cold waves and droughts and climaxed by the dizziest display of all. First Bevere drops in temperature last night ended a day in which some cities sweltered in near-Indian summer temperatures, while others a few hundred miles away dug out of six inches of snow. (real Change Temperature drops ranged as high as 40 degrees in Iowa, and ended the unseasonable weather blamed for a severe epidemic of influenza in Chicago and Milwaukee. Government forecasters predicted "much colder" weather today and tonight In New York. Pennsylvania. West Virginia, Kentucky. Ohio. Michigan, Indiana. Illinois. Wisconsin. Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota, and continued cold in the Pako-tas and Nebraska. Kansas and New Jersey may have more warm weather. There will not be much snow to (Continued on Page 8) Local Bureau Is Busy as License Deadline Arrives Today, the deadline for 1936 auto license plates, was a busy day at the local license bureau, as car owners purchased their 1937 ajito plates in the last-minute rush. MlbS I la Jenkins, head of the bureau, and her assistants worked rapidly however and car owners were not delayed long. An additional license bureau has been established for Vermillion county in Cayuga at the A. L. Clark garage. This is not a branch of the Clinton office, and Vermillion county now has two bureaus for the first time. ening- to prow. 2. The t'nlud Automobile Workers union, which called the strikes leading to the shutdowns, served a new demand on GM for a national conference on collective bargaining; for all GM plants. 3 Between 10.000 and 15.000 workers In parts plants were threatened with layoffs because of an Impending glass shortage. 4. John L. Lewis, head of the committee on industrial organization, pledged auto strikers the committee's backing in a statement at Cleveland. 5. A federal labor mediator arrived at Flint. Mich . one focol point of GM trouble, while other l S. Continued on Page 8) Injured Woman is Unaware Accident Took Friend's Life ST. MOltlTZ. Switzerland. Dec. ill Peggy Hopkins Joyce, lying injured in a hospital today, was still unaware that Ihe man who was lo have become her fifth husband is dead. Miss Joyce, blonde actress. Is recovering from the bad bruising she received when the sleigh in which she was riding with Charles Vivian Jackson. 30, raced down a village street and hi! a post. Jackson, ri h Knglish amateur jockey, was fatally Injured. Miss Joyce is at a hospital In Samaden. They were to have been married when Mrs. Jackson, who named the American actress as correspondent, won her divorce. Interurban Lines To Stop Service; Battle on Wages I X I ) I A X A I ' ( J U I . I J r. 3 1 A b a u -dontnent of i ntf ru i ban bcrvict; oi the Indiana railroad at midnight. January It, whh ordered today as result of ui.Hiirrt'hHfi.1 wai! nrgnlia-t inns. The dMit was issued to Bowman Klder. rT-ivt.r for Ihe Indiana railroad si ii re June, l!t:M, by Judge Herherl K. Wilson in Mai ion ciinty suM-rior court room 5. Th Indiana Railroad operate iinth from Indianapolis to Ti-rre Haute, Indianapolis to Pi-yton. O . by way of New Castle and Richmond; Indianapolis lo Peru by waj of Kokonio; Indianapolis to liiuff-ton by way of A'id r-on and Mun-cie, and a t onnei tin line between Munue and Now ('astb. Ii also operates rnidtr lease traction lines from Indianapolis to I-oiiisville. Ky., front Fori Wayne m Peru, and Fort Ware tc H'uffton. to comprise the li'.'rrc; electric railway operation in tho country. Failure of wage negotiations be-tweeu the receiver and the Amalgamated Association of Street-, Electric Railway and Motor flus Employes wa- responsible- for the order. TAX STAMPS CALLED IN Taxpayers were told by Ton my Treasurer I lit rev MtCrea, today that all lf'ti intangible tax .stamps are to be tail' d in and destroyed on Jaririary 1 o. After t hat d.tte all taxpayers who have not se tired stamps and affixed th-m lo their intangibles will be required to pay a penalty of $1 per hundred. CARDINALS PRAY FOR WEAK POPE IN SPECIAL RITE Family Attends Commemoration Service; Vatican Keporis Comfortable Night for Pontiff VATICAN CITY, Dec. 31 Spe-ial prayers in which 16 cardinals participated were offered for Pope Pius' recovery today at the Basilica of St. John ill Lateral!, "the Cathedral of Rome." The prayers were olfered on the occasion of a service commemorating the 160'Hh anniversary of the death of Pope St. Silvester I. Relatives Present The pope's sister, his sister-in- law, his nephew. Count Rattl: mem ber of the diplomatic corps, repre sentatives of King Victor Emanuel and the Italian foreign office and provincial and other authorities at tended the service. Cardinal Man lu ti.ielviaci'iaiit vicar general "f ftoin". eelebrat-d mass, assisted by Hie other cardinals. After the mass the slsline choir sang music arianged by maestro lyorenio perosi. "Oremus pro Papa." the prayer always offered for the Pope. Then there was a special prayer for the health of the pope, for the prosperity of the Roman Catholic church and for world peace. At the Vatican, it was said that the Pope pass,! his most comfortable night in 10 days and that he maintained the improvement notei) yesterday. Partial relief of the pain in his left leg. swelled liv varicose veins, continued, it was said. His condition was so much improved, it was said, that it was even possible he might be able to receive his sister and his nephew and niece later today to receive their New Year greetings, PORCH STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE The front porch of the home occupied by Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Van-ness. of South Fifth street, was badly damaged yesterday when struck by a car driven by Hilly Dor-man, son of Pete Dorman. According to police reports Dor-man was driving north on Fifth street when he had a co!li-ion with a Bonacorsi truck, driven by a Mr Nolle. In trying to prevent the col lision. Dorman crashed into the porch. Roth cars ir damaged but no one was Injured. Details, Official Confirmation Still Lacking, but Money Is Supposed to Have Changed Hands TAC'OMA, Wash., Dec. 31. A source close to Ihe Mattson family told the I nited Press today that Dr. William Maltson has paid Ihe $28.-OnO ransom for the return of his kidnaped son, Charles. 10. The -ouice said the family expected the boy to he returned home shortly. Payment of the ransom was not confirmed immediately from official ources. Ilelalls I'nknown li was not learned whether Dr. Mattson dealt directly with Ihe kidnaper who tarried Charles from the Maltson home Sunday night, or acted through an intermediary, but it seemed certain the money had been paid. The rash reportedly changed hand:; either late last night or early today. One report was that Dr. Mattson delivered Ihe ransom when he drove, away from his beautiful home, overlooking I'uget Sound, in a battered old car. Several officers accompanied him. Where Ihey wenl was not known, hut there were reports he bad leen Instructed to use a car of "special" type when he kept his rendezvous with the abductor. Activity In Home There were other mysterious trips trom the home. Close friends and relatives came and went at all hours ihrough the night. Lights blazed in all rooms. The activity was the greatest since Charles was taken. Reporters, who have watched the house and the Mattsons constantly since Sunday night, noted that members of the family were more cheerful and that the tense atmosphere of yesterday was gone. Some persons believed Charles already had been released and was slipped into the hou?e last night. There was no confirmation of this rumor, however, and the general be lief was that he would be released laur in the morning. Despite their cheerful attitude members of the family maintained secrecy on all phases of the case and reftir-ed lo otscusg the possibility the hoy's afe return was as sured. THK TKMI'KR.iTI'RR By The Clintonian thermometer 8 a. m , 3d; noon. 38. Dr. Casey Did Not Enjoy Stay in Florida; Dispells Myth of Sunny, Healthful Climate as Advertised General Motors Officials Declare Strikes Will Have 22,000 Workers Idle; Federal Mediators on Scene DETROIT. D. 21. The number of workers made idle by strikes in General Motors corporation plants will reach 24.000 by nightfall. General Motors official said today on the threshold of the sew year. They declared a strike in Fisher hody plant No. 1 at Flint probably would force suspension of the assembly line in the Buick Motor company there late this afternoon, throwing 4.000 or 5.000 men out of work. Othr developments in the labor situation in the auto industry were: 1. Shutdowns in other General Motors plants world's largest producers of autos -spread, with approximately 20.000 ia eight GM plants already idle and the number threat Kditnr'ft rfe: Thin in the tifrt r two artirltt written by Dr. iHt l'M'j', Itxai pliynirian who rt'iitl rcluined from m hojoum of six mont h hi Florida. The e-ofid will at(Mr in Salurday's Daily Clintonian The road that leads to Indiana holds more enchantment than the road that Uads to Florida. Road 41 runs through Southern Indiana, Kent ueky, Tennessee and Georgia and crosses the Florida linf into Iak City, from where the southwestern route leads to Tampa and St. Petersburg. Another route is to cross Tampa Bay by ferry to 'he hifehway, which ieada to Bradn-

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