The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on January 2, 1937 · Page 1
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1 mid To FtM to Mecr4e Tow THE DAILY CLINTONIA1S iTATS tfTl ATHER CoH. old wave tonight; Sun- DAILY CLINTONIAN by 0:80 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a copy will be brought to you at once. WOTAWA .Wtl-T eW,', W d0,ld(:dl' coldur- I Volume 25 Number 47 Clinton, Indiana, Saturday, January 2, 1937 Price Three Cents Heiress Takes Life C.H.S. Students to Enter New Gym for New Navy Chief Takes Office WINNER OF BABY DERBY IS BORN POPE IS WORSE; DOCTOR CALLED GERMANY PLANS TO BE RULER IN SPANISH WATERS .V.. Ur- irfcf 'if;'' When Admiral William D. Leahy, right, new chief of naval opera- tions. took over his position, the first to wish him well was his retiring chief. Admiral William H. Standley, left. This photo was taken in Washington as the navy's new commander waa inducted. MRS. REED DIES FRIDAY NIGHT AT LOCAL HOSPITAL A p parent ly desH)nd(iii over an IIMaied love affair, Mis. Ioro-thea Peterson Carson, attractive 'hbago hcireNs, committed sul-tUUi by drinking a poison high hall. William tarr, an advertising Nali'Hiiian who whs with Mrs. arson when she died, told HHee that her deHpondent mood had ensued when he told her he wan miahle to marry lier at the present time. Mit. Carson, a divorcee, once before liad attempted suicide. NATIONAL GUARD DEMOBILIZED IN DAYTONA BEACH Danger of Violence Lessened by Injunction Halting Ouster of Mrs. Armstrong, Fiery Sheriff DAYTONA. BEACH, Fla., Jan. 2 The four National Guard units mobilized here to enforce Governor Dave Sholtz' order ousting Mayor Elizabeth Armstrong and other city officials from office, were demobilized today by Adjt. Gen. Vivian Collins. Because of a temporary injunction restraining city officials appointed by Gov. Sholtz to succeed Mrs. Armstrong and her official family, from taking office, Gen. Col-! lins declared, "there is nothing we ' can do before Monday." and ordered I the troops home. Mayor In Heady Meanwhile, the city hall remained an armed fortress, with sub machine and riot guns peeping from the win-1 dows. Mrs. Arinst rong declared she ! would keep t lie, armed force of 30 policemen tud 50 special officers on guard at (he city hall "as long as ne-1 cessary." ! The injunction handed down last night by Circuit Judge Herbert I Frederick orders the sheriff and! Gen. Collins to refrain from Inter-1 ference with the old city rommis-1 nion, leaving the militant, dark-haired Mrs. Armstrong Hi leant tem-( 'out timed on A) CHURCH TO HAVE SERVICE SUNDAY Scrvires will be held at the Firal Spirit ualist church at 32t North Eighth street Sunday. The sermon will he given by a member of the confirmation. And at 2 p m. Sunday. He v. Bowman wili be the speaker. Class Work Monday School work in classrooms of (h new Clinton gymnasium will begin Monday morning, school official announced today, although worl- has not yet been fully completed ni the structure. This week workmen have brei moving equipment from the old Cen ha building, which will be closer) Monday. The job of wiring the do mestic science rooms whs being rushed through today. In a few more days, it is believed, the hist "finishing touches'' will have been put on the gym, and definite plans for the formal dedication cerenio uies can be outlined, i TACOMA FILLED WITH G-MEN AS SUSPENSE RISES Another 'Break' Predicted Today in Mattson Kidnap Care at Federal Agents Push Investigation HOOVER TO TAKE CHARGE, REPORT TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 2. Tho government's famous sleuths, de partment of justice agents, known 8 G-men, displayed such brisk ac tivity here today that again a break" was predicted in the sensa tional kidnaping of Charles Malt- son. 10-year-old son of a society sur geon, now missing for six days. As more and more G-men poured nto Tacoma, bringing their total to between 4 5 and 60, it was reported that their chief, J. Edgar Hoover would fly from Washington to take personal charge of the efforts to re cover the boy whose father, Dr. Wll- am W. MatUon, is ready to pay the 1 28.000 ransom demanded, but cannot contact the abductor. Directing the search now are two -men heartily feared in the half world of crime, Harold Nathan, as- slant to Hoover, and Earl J. M. Connelly, field general, who are riving their little army of investi gators day and night assisted by ores of police and highway patrol men. Two new developments marked he strange case the arrest, of a (( 'oiitinucd on Page it) General Motors Fidit May Take Even More Jobs DETROIT. Jan. 2 Partial India na! paralysis caused by strikes lied by the United Automobile Workers union in General Motors ants threatened to spread further today, with 30.000 men already idle 12 OM plants In five states and n estimated 20.000 others out of work in factories which supply GM it h parts and materials. Homer Martin, president of the A. W., warned he would call a neral strike in GM the world's rgest automobile maker if basis or an agreement Ih not forthcom- g soon. GM officials, in effect. warned the jobs of 135.000 men in s plants were t hrealened by the rlkffl. It was estimated that nn in ost equal n u m be r face 1 oss o f ork in industries which supply Attempts to open peace negotia- ioiiH reached a new Impasse New Year's day. William S. Knudsen. xecutive vicepresident of iiM, said n reply to a letter from Martin that he company insisted the union ould deal directly with managers f strike-torn plants. Knudsen said his door was open t all times to union officials but hat GM would not consider the nion demand for a national collec- ve bargaining conference for GM's 69 plants in 35 cities of 14 states. WABASH AGAIN CROSSES BANKS The Wabash river has again overflowed and many fields in the bottoms south of town and north of the cemetery are covered with water. The rising waters was caused by the heavy rainfall last Wednesday. As far north as Perrysville the river was in the bottoms. It raised here to a height of 16 feet, but it is not expected to go higher. HEW YEAR'S DAY Daniel Richard Rtwcoveiwki Receive Valuable Gift Offered by Local Merchants to WALLACE CHILD CLOSE SECOND The New Year was very young indeed when the winner of the flrot baby derby ever held In Clinton put in hlB appearance. He is little Daniel Richard Roecovenskl, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Roscovcnski of 11 OR North Seventh street, Clinton, and was born at the family home at 3:16 a. m.. New Year's day. It waa a close race, for only a few hours later, at 9:45 a. m., to be exact, William Wallace, son i of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wallace of 660 South Seventh street, was born at the Vermillion county hos pital. Certificates Received Due to the fact that the contest rules required that birth certificates be turned in at The Daily Clinto- iiian office, which wag closed for the day, parents of both children turned the certificates over to Cllntonian employes in order to avoid complications. Interest was keen in the baby derby and the winner will receive gifts valued at nearly $50. These will include a child's rocker from the A. J. Doughty furniture store, his first shoes from Rosenblatt's, a complete layette from the G. C. Murphy 5 & 10c store, $5 credit on an A. B. C. washer from Osmon Brothers, A baby blanket from J. C. Penney & Co., a btgh chair from the Lee Haln furniture store, a silver cup from the Medlock Jewelry company, two weeks supply of Butter Krust lj.tud. Meyer Baking company; a ) (Continued on Page 3) Victim of Gun in Critical Condition At Local Hospitai A bullet lodged in his spine, Frank Helegda was fighting for his life In the Vermillion County hospital today. Mrs. Mary Duncy was being held by local police after admitting that she shot Helegda al her home on West Oak street at 5 a. m., Friday morning, Mrs. Dancy said she fired through the front door at the 28-year-old Clinton man because he was trying to force bis way into her house. The mlB3lle, a bullet from a 32-cali-bre revolver, went through the lower part of the victim's torso and lodged In the sacrum. Attending physicians felt it would be best to make no attempt to remove the projectile at this time. Helegda baa consistently refused to answer questions about the affair. The fact that he had been shot was not dlscoveied until several hours after it had happened, when relatives, realizing he was not well, examined bim and found the wound. He was immediately taken to the hospital, where Dr. Clyde M. Zink and Dr. Alexander performed an operation. Zlnk said today the condition of his atient was critical. although ho hus a chance to live. The wounded man had been working In Danville as a bricklayer, relatives said, and had returned to Clinton on New Year's Eve. Mrs. Dancy will lie taken to Newport this afternoon. Chief of Police Cole Curry stated, TAXPAYERS ARE WARNED AGAIN Vermillion county taxpayers were warned again today by County Auditor C. B. Cooper to pay their delinquent taxes, thus avoiding their property being advertised, which will add an additional cost. The state board of tax commissioners recently decreed that every county in Indiana would be required to hold a tax sale on delinquent property. JENNINGS APPOINTED NBWPORT, Jan. 2 Claude Jennings of Clinton was appointed deputy Sheriff today by Sheriff Allen Hennis, who assumed the duties or his new office January 1. Burglar Robs Safe On U.S. Battleship; Unprecedented Feat liONG liKACH. Cal., Jan. 2 Ma nn sentries, wno were on guarn ,when it happened, had plenty of explaining to do today. A burglar boarded the IT. S. crui-Rer Chester, made his way to the executive office, opened the safe, stole, $730 and escaped without being observed, police vere told. The Chester was anchored fn the harbor at the time. Officers said it was the first safe ever cracked aboard a warship. Mrs. Nellie Beard Dies at 80; Rites Sunday Afternoon Mis. Nellie Heard. 80. of Sandy- town died at th Vermillion county hosnital vesterday at 2:10 p. m., where she had been a patient for about a month as the result of .1 fractured hip. She was the widow of Allien Beard, who died in 1928. She Is mirvlved bv one daughter, Mrs. (lertie Webster of Paris; three sons. James Beard of Saoidytown. t ecu Mpard of Srindytown, and Asa Beard of Indianapolis; a grandson, IJoyd Beard, who was reared by Mrs. Beard; 22 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Levlsa poos 01 Newport. n-impi-al cervices will lie held from the Frl:;t funeral home tomorrow at 2 p. m. with burial in River side cemetery. DEATH CLAIMS MRS. ROBBINS NEWPORT. Jan. 2. Mrs. Alice RobbiiiB, 76. a well known resident of this vicinity, died at her home at 11 a. 111. today following a recent stroke. She is survived by a brother. David Davidson, who resides near here. Funeral 111 rangements have not been completed. IN TWICE TODAY Parafys's Apparently Spreading Leeches Used: Gloom Over Vatican; Bad Night Is Reported t GUARDS CLOSE PATH TO ROOMS VATICAN CJTY Jan. 2. With liis paralysis apparently spreading mid more acute pain his weakened system. Pope Pius XI took a turn for the worse today; fis condition necessitated two hurried morning visits by Dr. A mantl Milan!, his personal phtysl cian, and the use of leeches In an effort to lower his blood pressure. Pr. Milan! found when he called as usual at 8:80 a. m. thut the Pon tiff had spent a restless and disturb ed night. Some time after that, the pain in Mb left leg grew suddenly more acute and the physician was liHstily called back, arriving at 11:- 45 a. m. Immediately afterward. Swiss guards closed approaches to the principal staircases leading to tli Pope's private apartments. There were some fears another blood clot may have formed, although no Immediate crisis was expected. Gloom settled over the Vatican with the announcement that Pope Pius Bhowed "no Improvement" a statement taken as euphemism meaning the 79-year-old Pontiff's strength continues to ebb. The torturing pain in his left leg has returned, it was learned, and after a restless night the Pope was said to be somewhat weaker. Dr. Amanti Milani, his physician, called early and afterwards gave out only the usual affirmation that the holy father's condition is "stationary". When Dr. Milani made a second vlBlt at 11:30 unconflrmable reports that the Pope had grown worse spread immediately, as the doctor seldom made two visits In one morning. Two Bandits Rob Cafe, Customers New Year's Day Approximately $100 in cash was taken from the Del Rio Cafe on South Main street by two unmasked men about 12.45 a. m. Thursday, and cash amounting to more than $20 was taken from three customers, two women and one man. The two robbers, who entered j through the rear entrance, forced the people to the back of the cafe j at the point of guns, and after the robbery they fled through the front door and escaped In a car parked in front of the building. Carlo Fenoglio. who was working there at the time, and who was among those forced to the back of the building, left through the door to call tlfe police, who were then making their regular rounds and could not be' found. Both bandits were about 30 years of age. dark complexions and wore black hats and overcoats. One was about five feet seven inches tall and weighed 145 pounds and tho other was about five feet eleven inches (all, weighed about 170 pounds and had a small mustache. flnacially, stops only a short time and keeps one weather eye constantly cocked on the way towards home. I left a score of friends there who were sick and disgusted, jittery from the things that creep, from no work and from the unfriendliness of the population. Financially Miami is broke, politics is rotten and the "gauge and chisel'' should be the emblems of civic purity, Insurance rates are impossible, and rents during the season skyrocket, and the worst feature of this is that they skyrocket before the real tourist ever enters town. This year rents began to rise about December 1, and the only tourists at that time were those who needed jobs. They either scurried back north or stayed too (Continued on Page S) Nazi Officials Threaten to Take More Loyalist Vested if Palo Cargo Is Not Given Back MEXICO SENDING PLANES TO REDS BKKLIN, Jan. 2 Seizure of more .Spanish niprchautment was threatened and a practical blockade of Spain against loyalist ships was es-labliKhed today by the sleek pock-t battleships and fast cruisers of he new German navy. With one loyalist freighter ;;helled and another captured by the (Germans, a majority of high German officials agreed today that the leich's navy will rule Spanish wa- ers until the civil war is ended. I1U K Will UK 1IJILI1UI ICiJIlBai.- inless the cargo of the German (earner Palos at Bilbao Is released. Seizure of the 1,900-ton freight er Aragon off southern Spain, Cy the pocket battleships Graf Spee, and gun attack on the freighter Koton in the Bay of Biscay by the 6,000-Inn cruiser Koeufgsberg, are examples, high sources said, of what will happen every time the Spanish leftists try to Interfere with German shipping. . . . . MEXICO TAKES PART .... MEXICO CITY, Jan, 2 With 1.1 American airplanes In Mexico awaiting shipment for Spanish war duty. Ambassador Felix Gordon Or-daz planned to, fly today to Washing to to begin a search for moro planes to help the loyalists. The American planes, all big and all capable of conversion into bombing or fighting craft, were bought rccond-hand In America through secret intermediaries. Export licenses tr ran ted by the United States government were secured, It was understood, on representations that the nlanes were to be used on Mexican ommercial lines. New Dealers Will Seek to Modify Neutrality Plans WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. Fearful liat permanent neutrality legisla-ion may be enacted which would esult in the United States being rippled in a war of her own, ad-ninistration leaders in congress to-ay agreed to battle the senate neutrality bloc's drastic proposals. President Roosevelt, It was disposed, is prepared to reject compromises agreed upon when temporary neutrality legislation was enacted last year, and to mate a fight or broad discretionary authority The battle for permanent neutrality legislation was divorced from i lie situation precipitated by licens-ug of shipment of airplane equipment to loyalist Spain. m Resolution Planned The plan of administration lead-rs is to rush through a Bimple resolution next week to halt the pro-nosed J2, 777. 000 shipment by Rob-rl ('use. naturalized Russian. The focal point of the battle over -.crmaiieiit neutrality legisiai ion i.-. Hie demand of peace advocates and ii senate group to write Into law a mandatory embargo upon shipment if arms, munitions, cotton, oil. wheat and all other materials in lime of war above normal trade re luirements. Should the I'ulted States adopt 'his policy, and other nations follow suit, this country might find Itself Bliort of nickel, tin and managa-lese if attacked by a foreign power, it. is argued. MORRISON RITES HERE TOMORROW Funeral services will be conducted here Sunday at 1 p. m. for Wilbur Morrison of Indianapolis, brother of Mrs. Lawrence Malone of 758 Mtackman street, who died Friday at the- Methodist hospital. The body was brought here Hi is afternoon to the home of Mrs. Ma-'one, where the rites will be held. Burial will be in the Eugene meiery near Cayuga. fHK T KM P KHA T 1 K K K By The Clintonian thermometer: a. m . 42: noon. 43. s Well-known Local Woman Fatally Stricken at 22; Leaves Daughter; C. H. S. Graduate Mrs. Uiuise Kstella Reed, 22, wife of Richard J. Reed, of 1249 South Seventh street, died last night at 11 : 30 o'clock at the Vermillion County hospital, where she had been a patient for about two weeks. Airs Rued is a graduate of the local high school, and is well known here, iuiving been an active worker in tiie Young Republicans club, and a niPlllber of (lie Rebecca lodge. Survivors Besides the husband she is survived by one daughter, Ruth Ann; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stewart; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jewell of Springfield, III., and Anna Stewart, at home; and one brother. Ceorge, al. home. The body will be removed from the FriBt funeral home to the home of her parents al 115!i South Seventh street. Funeral services will be held al the Kirplist church at 1 p. m. Monday Willi Itev. R. W. Risli-011 ill charge. The casket will not lie opened at the church. LOCAL MAN'S BROTHER DIES Word has been received by Wil-mot (Tops) Connor of the death of his brother. W. C. IPete) Connor. 49, of Pittsburgh. Pa., who died at his home Thursday morning. The cause of his death was not stated. Oilier survivors ar the wife and the mother, Mrs. A. Connor of Montezuma. The body will be taken to the P. J. Ryan funeral home al Terre Haute Sunday morning. Funeral arrangements have not yet been fully completed, although licrvlces will be held somi'ilme Mon-. day. 1 w I will seek complete modification of the brand new tax schedule imposed hy the last congress on undistributed earnings of corporations. This will throw the whole corporate tax structure into the legislative contest. The president, of course, commands record shattering majorities in both house and benate. This ordinarily would indirate his wishes on taxes would be followed. It was not the case a year ago. however, when some of his recommendations fell by the wayside when administration leaders accepted compromise proposals in order to get the bill enacted. In all. 31 special taxes and the three cent out-of-town postage stamp will expire by next July 31. All hut four will expire by June 30. Many Federal Taxes Expire This Year; Roosevelt May Have Battle In Securing Their Re - Enactment Casey Discovers No Happiness in Miama for Anyone Except Wealthy Tourists on Short Vacation Trips Editor's Note: This is the last of two Hil.cic written l Or. Ott t'ahey, local 1i'nJHii, who recently returned after a sojourn of nix month in Florida. 4 g The "Moon over Miami" is beautiful, but it is an eerie beauty, full of portent, that is both entrancing and fearful. , Georgians, Canadians and Jews are the only people there who seem happy. Northerners will rave about how they love it, but in a few days they are found crying in their beer and drooling about "home." The majority of the permanent population is always one short jump ahead of the grim Bpeetre of poverty. The tourist is the only wise one who partakes of this land of dreams. He comes well "heeled" WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. A general overhauling of federal taxes by the new congress appeared Inevitable today as a survey disclosed $502,000,000 of existing temporary federal taxes will expire within the next seven months. While President Roosevelt has assured the nation he will seek no new taxes during the coming year, he ell her must ask congress to re-enact the expiring taxes or fare the loss of a half billion dollars of revenue annually. His capitol hill spokesmen frankly concede he will seek re-enactment of these taxes. This will mean a general tax battle, since all manner of amendments will be In order once the bill is considered hy i he house and senate. Such a fight appeared certain a-s various influential democrats and republicans have announced they

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