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D.TAHrA FTAT3 T-TTIP Hhoald ) fWI to Rwdve Tour DAILY CLINTONIAN by S:RO 1'. M. rhone 41 or 117 and a ropy will be ' brought to you at once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER MoHtly cloudy and unsettled tonight anil Tuesday; severe cold wave Tuesday. Clinton, Indiana, Monday, January 4, 1937 Price Three Cent Volume 25 Number 48 REICH'S VESSELS ARE ORDERED TO New Navy Head Talks in Sleep Only OFFICERS COMB WOODS FOR NEW KIDNAP SUSPECT UNION CONSIDERS GENERAL STRIKE FOR GM PLANTS FRANK HELEGDA DIES SUNDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL : ''J u ' I I el 4 LJ 1 itktiLjif.ii im lti.iirii,i.'M ft 'LIZ Edna Jone On of th mysUries of medical dene at Uie cam of Edna Max-In Jon of Ban Bernardino. Cel.. who talks while sleeping but 1a unable to speak a word when awake. Although she can laugh and cry In normal fashion when awake, all her effort to mk an IntaUlgibl sound ar fuUk. REBEL BOMBERS SHELL MADRID'S NEUTRAL ZONE Unprotected Are Draws Fire of Insurgent Aerial Soldiers; Foreign Embassies in Danger MADHIi). Jan. 4- Hpamh rebels today unloosed fierce aerial and artillery bombardment upon Madrid, at la king the so-railed neutral zone of the capita I and killing and wounding civilian! by the wore. Four bombs were' dropped from rebel planes in the netilral zone, containing many foreign nibasKie filled with rrfuti, tuippofcedly free of military deletiHet.. ihe district hitherto bad been immulie from attack. , Rnilta fn hunger A woman and a mild were killed and several were wounded in a building under protection of the Chilean emitattRy, One bomb fell only 150 yards away from the American ftubumy. Spain's beleagured capital today was subjected to the heaviest fnsur-ent attack It has undergone in many weeks as rebeU attacked In a itemi-cirele extending from Vallesra, a few miles to the southeast, to Ma-jadahonde, between Kworla! and Madrid. Ftelii. for afunctionfi Another rebel thrust ilso got underway farther north. If the Val-lesca attack should be puebed home, it would cut the railway to Valencia- Majadahonde and ta Rofcais are important road junctions, and the heaviest fighting was reported in progretB at those points. Meanwhile, the rebel radio at Salamanca announced the insurgents, after heavy fighting, occupied Villa franca lie) Castillo and that loyalist troops which counter-attacked were driven back. Advices from Avflla said the Insurgents advanced a mile toward Majadahonde In a fiercely contested offensive assisted by an intensive artillery barrage. THK TKMri:ATt'KK Fly The Clintontan thermometer: v a m , 24 ; noon, 42. "Stone Girl" Happy Mre tola Swinnerton, 33, of Chicago, U shown celebratinif the Nw Year out of the honpital for the firat tim in ten yeara. Mia. Swio-nerton baa bn gradually turning to stone since receiving anti-typhoid injections in Florida, Despite her miction, the greets 1937 with a great big smiia. VATICAN REPORT INCREASES FEAR FOR ILL PONTIFF Careful Language Used in First Official I Announcement rail to Hide Weakness of Pope' Heart VATICAN CITY. Jan. 4. Grave fears that Pope I'ius' heart may suc cumb to arterio-scleroKls and other complications were reflected today in the first official announcement by the Vatican regarding his lone illness. Authorities saw In the careful language of the announcement con firmation of fears long held that the nervous sys,tein of the pontiff's legs was beginning to "degenerate." This gradual breaking-down attack. s was stated authoritatively, means he linibB actually are paralysed. Iong Illness Pope Pius look to his lied eiactlv one month zro today, when he was ompelled to abandon a spiritual re treat because of illness, fcince that made in com baling the pope' local condition, his general state has de bited rather than gained." This was interpreted as luealiini; (4'oiililiued fill Page tf) FORMER LOCAL MINISTER DIES Rev Aaron Wood, who di-d re cently at his home at Michigan City. waa well known by the older rHi- denta of Clinton, as he was pantor of the Clinton Meihodiut rhunh && yearn ayo. Hi'V. Wood wa horn In Knrnf Parke county, while Dim fwther, M oen W ood . w u pant or of the Niinia emiiil. whub it. eluded Clio- ton. The vet. -ran mtnlHter was 85 yearn old and bad been iu poor health tor several years. lit l,l.!.TI W'AKHI !',. Juu 4 TUe an- (ir.-uic court l(Mla ICM-e it apfM-ovaJ u Die AMliurKl-uuiiuers sit ree;u-latina; ilie ailrHlale traiiMMrUalifu Iff N-iMM IIIMlle IflMMjl. Mild luUlllilltC tiitlieiil, flllu ulille vt-tiere tlieir Male ie forlidil-M. The dii-eUon KM regarded ae nuking e-tite wUite ler.UlalioM huuiiiiuc or regululilije Ilie Hale uf ronvfa't-nuHle eoodi' aK-r a Imut at-U-liipt lo ref ar. hi lid lejful diffu-ul-tiew which liuie halliered mull ef-ron. Tlir urn paim-d at Ilie repaint of oraMi-il hitior In man) iudun-Irieo i,iiiile-l fliM irioli yotMl i-oniiee Miifairtv rfrh K-t. of free laUir and urlkate capi tal. g -jwjvj - la i y v.. i i ' - TAKE JIED SHIPS Germany Continue Fight Over Palo Incident, Demand '- Release of Cargo, ' Pawenger GREAT BRITAIN PLANS PROTEST Developments today In the Span-lull' Mtll war: SANTANDKM German cruiser and Basque authorities fail to reach agreement in exchange of message on seizure of ships. LONDON Britain to protest nationalist attack on British freighter Blaekhlll. ' BERLIN Two new Incidents complicate Germany's dispute with loyalist government. VALENCIA Government to refuse to negotiate with dermal) cruiser; will seek International diplomatic action on seizures. MOSCOW Russia anpry over German policy, PARIS Four American flyer" demobilize th'emaelves from loyalist air force. MADRID Twenty casualties in two new air raids. WITH INSURGENTS. OI'TSIDR MADRID Insurgents take Vllla- franca de Castillo again threatening El Escorial highway. TROIBI.K OVKK PAUK4 BERLIN', Jan. 4 German naval vessels had official order today to halt all "panieh red ships" until the controversy between Germany nd the Spanish leftist government regarding seizure of the German tamer Palos is completely settled. The orders, however, contained strict warnings to German naval commanders to refrain from interfering Willi any oilier foreign bii-"plng. The Palo was seized recently by a Spanish government warship and escorted to Bilbao, where it was held for a time. LaU-r the vessel was released but part of its cargo was confiscated and a passenger was kept in custody. Germany now demands release of the passenger and the cargo. December Shows Further Gains in - Indiana Payrolb I VDIAN APOLIS. Ind., Jan. 4 Employment, -payrolls and mau-faours worked continued to show eobstantlal Increases In Indiana during December, according to reports 1,75 Industries made to Martin P. Carpenter, director of the Indiana state employment service. The Industries, employing approximately IZ8.C2& persons, durng the month, reported an increase of l.JJ per cent In employment, O K per cent In payrolls, and 3.0 per cent In man-hours worked. Bonus and Christmas gift payment to employes of the various industries was estimated at $1,013.-600. Carpenter said. The benefit went to 43.522 employe out of I2S.0J& employed lu the 1,709 establishment. Bonsuses were reported paid by 22 Indiana Arms. "u Muf""T strong indication of lur-tlier business Improvement in Indi ana is the fart that 37 firms have reported wage Increase since No vember. Carpenter said The wane boosts affect approximately 23. Sun employe. Factory employment aiif payrolb increased 1.1 per cent and C. pet cent respectively from November tu December. Employment Increases were recorded i nelght of 14 major groups of manufacturing industries studied, while ten allowed gain In payrolls. REV. WAGNER TO MAKE ADDRESS Rev. H. H. Wagner will give a talk at 7:30 p. m- today at the Iean Avenue church at Terre Haute, the occasion being a banquet for all men and boys of tbe church. He will be accompanied by William McMillan, who will entertain with several readings and musical Message I Given to Lumber Mill Caleman Sunday Night; Big Search I Started Among Hill GOVERNOR LEADS MANHUNT TODAY TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 4 Pcape iffi-rs. Ifil by lioviTiior Clarnr l. Martin, tuilay tifat through the liniHh and woods of the mountainous Olympic peninsula for a man :n a hlai-k oven-oat who lias become lie No. 1 mmpeet in the sensational kidnaping or Charles Mattson, lu, i on of a prominent Tacoma surgeon. With the abduction mystery going nto its second week, the small army i.f local, state and federal officers Mocked all roads and ferry lines following the appearance of the man :t a lumber mill and his command o Ihe gateman to telephone Dr. William W. Malison, father of the niitiHing boy, that Cbarles wast "all riehl." (jaleniaii fiet Word K ft Clrubb, (Jateman for the Iteed mill at Suelton, Wash., E'l niles west of Taoma across Puget .ound, vit& a bla-k coupe drove up ast night and parked In a no park-ng lone. "I left my shack," said Grubb, 'tu tell the driver be couldn't tay i here. A man Jumped out of the -ar and In a gruff, strong rolce but n perfect English said: "Co to the mill. Call Dr. Mattson n person over at Tacoma and de liver this message "Everything Is well." Another Kutpect The man. according to Grubb. Vept his bands in his pockets in -ucn a way as to convince tbe vatchman he carrfe4 a gun. A he Itiished speaking be jumped foaek nto tbe car and It sped away so (Ulckly that Orubb said be felt cer-ain some one else was driving, al-hougli be couldn't ee who was be-Ind the wheel. The tail light of the car was out 'nd Grubb was unable to catch a 'me. an auiborltatlve source de-lared. while "progress has been. (Contluued OB Pa: 0) Suicide of First Wife Blamed for Alexander Death HOI.LYWOOU. Jsn. 4 Haunting leuiories of his beautiful wife. A- lies who shot hersetl to aemu i i months ago. were blamed today for ,e suicide of Ross Alexander, notea icreen actor. In the barn or uis honeymoon" ranch near bere, Bat-rday. While police were announcing i hey had written off the case a a -.uicide. gtainorou Anne Nagel of Hie films. Alexander bride of lea Hian four months, wa prostrated tT .-rief and under care of a physician. "I know I will never find another wife as good as Althea." Alexander iinjuently remarked. Cornellua Stevenson, the actor' chauffeur, told police. "Moss and I took dow the Christmas tree Saturday Biorulnf." Mia agel said. "He w Ufht urted. We planned a honeymoon trip to ew York because we had not been uble to get away alnee w eloped to Vuma last September." Alexander' body was found te be barn with .12 calibre bullet aound in the bead and a target pls-lol clutched in Lis band. Following funeral service here Alexander s body i expected to be sent to Rochester, K. Y-. vber hi i.arcnts live, for burUL COMPROMISE IS SOUGHT IN SUIT NEWPORT, Jan. 4 A compromise was still being sought bere -arly this afternoon In tbe $tQ Vlf -laniage suit brought Ltainst John Cluerri and Lee Ijlack (John tt Lee Trucking Line) by Mrs. Earl Bell f (Jary. The case reached Vermillion -in-uit court this morning, Mrs. Ball's suit I one of seven totaling 63. (too in damage demanded brought against Guerrf aud Black as a result of a collision last September involving one of their trucks. Edward Hall waa killed iu the accident. "Vcst Trouble at Flint Where Crm"-nv Is Trvinf to Oust 'S'ttln-r' Worker in Factorie nrr ro.RFMY AT ANDERSON SHUT ANDERSON. Ind.. .Ian. 4. Labor 'I'ftfeiiltlen of the gigantic General Motot-R corporation rarhd into Anderson a fwcond. time today and clm. f tin- Dclco Ifcmy plnnt, fm-Ml'vfne iinproy final. -ly 1 1,500 per-wtn f n aocfunory m :i n n fact u rf. Th'1 ptiidf lump dlviBion, nmploy- nt nfirlv 3 O'tO. rloKfd w(tli a ft-iMvn trfkr. fust week. AUo morp tiinn 100 "Mitnlow nfrn" remained in lite il:nit ortay. nKTROlT. Jan. 4 Whlhi the f d r;d Kovernnient unofficially devclnTimenlH that havp thrown t Tj OOO.OOO.OoO auto IndiiHirv out ff pear, a new-liorn "board of Rtrat- eev" of the Tu. tec Auto Workei union lod;y studied authority (n- ve"t A in j( to cull rener;) ftrike fn ll C-neral Motors far-flung units. Kint.iH:i"e,Mfciv In Flint anthorl-tU'i awaited word from Oeneral Mo-tni-s ;itinrnev8 on renewal of at- -m m to rem ove several bund red Bt-down strikers from two Fisher ofartls, CM affiliates, ordered out Saturday night by circuit court Injunction. Sheriff Makes Threat Pherfff Thomas Wolcott, who was prated with boos and songs when he read the court order to the men Saturday, said be would deputise Flint Kjficemen and make a new attempt to clear the plants ff contempt of court warrants are is tied. fIM attorneys Hometfme today will decide bat leal steps would b" taken. About 200 delegates of the U. A. W. from many of Ceneral Motois d9 plants. meetiDK In Flint Sunday, drafted elsjht-point demands to be Bubmitted to General Motors officials and at the same time empowered tbe board of strategy to act (Continued) on I'm ) Indiana Railroad -Employes Agree, - Return to Work IMJIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Jan. 4 More t'iau 1,200 employes of the Indiana Ha i) road system, operating ititerurbaii lines t hroujdiout central Indiana, returned to work today under a eotijjfrouJiKe 12' Jer tent wage increase agreement which brought withdrawal of au abandonment order. Judge Herbert K. Wilsou of Marion eounty superior court rescinded au order to abandon the lines late Saturday after more than tu per-l eent of th eemployes petitioned for permiHaion to accept a 124 per cent wage increase. The abandonment order bad been addreHKed to Bowman Klder receiver for the lines, after uiiHUcceKsful attempts to arbitrate a union demand for a 20 per cent increase. Klder said the 20 percent Increase wuuld force the lie to operate at s loss and offered 12 percent in compromise. Show-Down Due City's Battle of At State House I)A VTONA BEACH. Fla.. Jan. 4. With Ihe heavily armed force of Mrs Irene Armstrong, the "grand mother mayor" of Dayt" Beach. still patrolling the city hall, a show down was due this afternoon in this city's strange "battle of mayors " The controversy over who 1 to be the city's mayor Mrs. Arnist'-orig. wliote ouster was ordered by Gov. Dave Ftaolti. or Harry Wilcox. -IKilnted by the governor as her u'-o ssor will come to a climax in circuit court at 2 30 p. m. today when (he Issue is taken again before Circuit Judge Herbert Frederick. Judge Frederick averted a possible clath between the national guard and Mayor Armstrong' heavily armed forces when be ranted a Bullet Wound Received Friday Morning Prove Fatal; Funeral Service Wednesday WOMAN IS HELD AT COUNTY SEAT Frank lleleaila. 2.';. of Danville, formerly a resilient of t'lin'iin. died at 6:3(1 p. in. Sunday nt the Vermillion County hospital, wherehe had been in a rrifi'-al condition since Friday morions as Ihe result of being shot by Mrs. Mary I la my at her home on Weal Dak street. The bullet, from a .12-calihre revolver, was fired by Mrs. Ilaney when llelegda is alleged to have attempted to enter her home. Although the Incident took place early that, morning It was not known un til several hours following, when relative noticing thai (f was not well, examined him and found that he had been wounded. Sun in Ilelegda Is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George llelerda of 137 North Seventh street, tlx brothers, Charles. James. Joseph. William, a twin brother, and Geor-e Jr.. all of rilnton and John of Cleveland. O : four sisters. Miss Rose 1b-legds and Mrs. Helen Lane of Clinton. Mrs. H. II. firove of Raman city. Mo., and Mrs. Jake linker of Danville. III. The body will be taken to the home of his parents this evening from the Karanovich funeral home, where funeral services will be eon-ducted at :3o a. m.. Wednesday. Continued services will Tie held at the Sacred Heart church at S a. m. Burial will be in the Walnut firove Cemetery. Woman H"M Police officers Saturday afternoon took Mrs. Dancy to Newport, where she Is being held pending formal (Continued on Page B) Motorists Given Time to Procure Plates for Cars Clinton elty police will follow the example of the state- force In refraining from arresting motorists without new license plates during the first few day of 1937, Chief of Police Cole Curry announced today. Curry stated that when Don Stiver, state police superintendent. Issued order to "run them In," be would end out similar Instructions. INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 4 Inability of the auto license department to handle the last-minute rush for 18S7 plates brought an "unofficial" extension of the deadline today. Desplt a three-year program by the department urging motorists to buy their plates early, license branches were swamped over the weekend and police delayed arrests of those unable to get served before closing hour. Don (Stiver, state police superintendent, said state police would defer making arrests as a gesture to the crowded auto license department but would not ay bow long that attitude would be maintained. City police In most sections of the state refrained from making arrests also "until the rush Is over." They claim the only possible result will be the dismissal of IJr Frank, and that to all practical purposes he Is fired right now. Itlght or wrong In tbe forecast, (be true Importance of the trial lies in Its Implications. Dr. Frank waa mentioned years ago aa a presidential possibility. A staunch but liberal republican. It Is not Improbable to ee him a the party standard bearer In 140. Whether Frank lose tbe fight for his $20. 0u a year job Is of real ly little consequence to the bigger picture. The real question is how his prestige will stand the struggle If he I able to out maneuver his toes and keep his fingerprints off (( ooliuued on Page ) Admiral i arU (hImhc) Iiiin been apitolnteil comma wler i ih tier-man fleet following the MirjH"b" retirement of Admiral Focr-nter, Hlto Ik report! U have JUtttfreel wflh Adolpli Hitler over I be tier-man naval Uy with n-Kard lo Kpuln. CONGRESS FACES HEAVY PROGRAM; STARTS TUESDAY LetitUtnrt Must Work Out Way lo Re-enact Measure of New Deal That Will Expire Soon WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 Destined to re-enact virtually every phase of the nem- deal, the incoming seventy-fifth congress today faced a tremendous legislative program as Its members assembled here for the op'-'iiinf? tomorrow. Tb" new congress must duplicate within one year a legislative program that required the two preceding congresnes four years to enact, or elne permit hundreds of tbe government's emergency activities to lapse. Thin situation developed because both the seventy-third and the seventy-fourth congrense passed scores of emergency measures that eipire within the next seven months, or elhe enacted bills so hastily they now muwt be modified. Four Points A (survey disclosed the following legislative outlook: 1. Neutrality: Administration leaders will seek Immediate enactment of legislation to prevent sale of American war supplies to either Hide in the present Spanish revolt. 2. Tares: Congress must re-enact f 002.000. 000 special temporary taxeu that expire this year or lose that muh revenue. It also must :rder retention of the three-cent postage on out-of-town mail or Iote from $75,000 .ooo to 1 1 00,000,000 revenue. 3. Helif: ft must reappropriat.e for federal relief and re-enact the 'ontinued Oil 'He tf) ROOSEVELT TO SPEAK TUESDAY WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 President Koosevelt will deliver hitt annual address to congress on the Ktute of the nat inn about 2 p m on Wednesday. Congress meets for organixat iou purposes tomorro'v at noon and the leaders expert to have everything ready for Mr fioosevelfs personal appearance by the following day. Today on Florida Mayors,- Change May Help Woman temporary Injunction Friday nigh restraining Wilcoi and other meiuj hern of the governor s aniniiiiB- tion from carrying out any of the duin-s if duly constituted city of ficers. After bearing of Judge Freder ick's injunction, the governor with drew the national guards and then ainieal-d to Circuit Judge George Jackson at St. Augustine to dissolve the injunction on the ground that Judge Frederick had exceeded his judicial authority. Judge Jackson held, however, that Judge Frederick was within the law and declined to intervene. Whiie reportedly ready to hold the city hall by fori-e If necessary. ( onttnued on fagr it) Frank Ouster Trial Has National Significance; Wisconsin President May Help His Position in Politics MADISON. Wis.. Jan. 4. In a small office on the 1'nlverslty of Wisconsin campus a drama will lie enacted the middle of this week that may deeply affect the course of the nation's political future. Only a handful of spectators will be able to crowd Into tne room ana watch the ouster trial of Ir .Glenn Frank, president of the university, but political expert the country over are watchfully awaitiug Its outcome. The hearing before the board of regents is schedubd for Wednesday and may last two days, but observers In close touch with the aituation are of tbe opinion that It will be mere routine; that the result is a foregone conclusion. eiCLMHM ,

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