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January 5, 1937

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f ''4 4 "! Nlioold To Ml to KeerJva Tow DAILY CLINTONIAN by 8:30 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 anil a copy will be brought to you at once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER Generally fiiir tonight anil Wednesday. Price Three Centi Clinton, Indiana, Tuesday, January 5, 1936 Mother's Comfort Eases Tragedy Garner Opens Senate Session Volume 25 Number 49 GERMANY ISSUES ULTIMATUM FOR i if m I;; if v , . i i X fun Mrs. Hazel Quinn (left) is shown in this soundphoto comforting her daughter, Mrs. Helen Love, who is being hold in Santa Monica, Cal., jail following her arrest for slaying her husband, Harry, when he broke a date with her to celebrate the New Year with his mother. This picture was made shortly after Mrs. Love attempted to hang herself in her cell but was caught by a watchful matron. Opening of the 75th congress, a session which may prove one of the most Important In history, was signaled In the upper house when Vice President John N. Garner called the senate to order with a rap of his gavel. Workers in Strike-Torn Anderson Impound Freight Trucks; Almost 14,000 Idle as Two Plants Close Woman Suspect Sought in Tacoma Kidnaping; Boy's Return Expected Soon; Mattson Scoffs at Rumors DEATH CLAIMS FRANK RHOADES; RITES THURSDAY PLANS ARE MADE FOR DOLLAR DAY IN CLUB SESSION Clinton Merchants Start Early on Arrangements for Sale; Paving of Road 63 Discussed SURVEY OF COAL FIELD IS PUSHED Plans for one of the greatest dollar days in Clinton's history, to be held Thursday, February 25, were made and steps were again taken to push td" completion a survey of the ' linton coal Held, at the regular monthly dinner meeting of the Clinton Commercial club last night. By laying plans for Dollar day veeks a'head, merchants will be able tn provide values well worth the while of customers, members pointed out. It has been several years since long-range plans were laid for i nch an event here, Trend Not-d More and more customers from out of Clinton have been noticed among the local shoppers in recent months, and It is hoped that added promotion and a sincere desire on Ihe part of local merchants to give uood values will serve to increase fie upswing that has been noted. Due to the tact that several merchants faied to contribute anything, while others materially reduced I heir contributions, not enough money was collected to pay for current used in the new Christmas l ghting, members of the committee announced. Although the wiring and lights were pajd for, some action must be taken to meet the power bill. Murvey Planned A complete survey of the coal field will be undertaken soon. It was decided. This will include location of mines, number of men working and potential employment, kind of coal produced, market and price. When this is completed, a program for advertising Clinton as a coal center will be undertaken. Members of the retail group expressed themselves as strongly favoring paving of Highway 63 from the present end of the road to connect with No. 41. Present plans of "Mack topping" the new section, ac-Continued on Page 6 Seven Suits Filed Against 2 Clinton Men Are Settled NEWPORT, Jan. 5 Seven dam-e suits against John Guerri and I.ee Black, totaling J3,500 were umpromJsed out of the court Mon day. The amount oi tne sememeui. II not be nuide public until judg ments are entered on record witn-in the next few days. The suits were based on an acci dent on State Road 41 two miles south of Sullivan, lnd., on Sept. 2, 1 !35. when a Chevrolet truck oper ated by the defendants collldea with a ford car. One of the ocupants of the Ford was killed and four others injured. the trial of plaintiff Nannie Bell eeking damages In the sum of $20.- (Mio hud been set for trial Monday, and a jury was called, but was not examined. Other plaintiffs with the amount nsked for In the complaints are as follows: William H. McClure, administrator of the estate of Edward Hall, deceased, $10,000; Earl Bell. $11,000; Archie Turley, $10,000; Thomas Green. $7,000; Earl Bell for loss of services of his wife, Nannie Bell., $7,000; and Earl Bell, for damage to car, $500. The complaints allege that the agents or servants of defendants were driving the Chevrolet truck at approximately 65 miles per hour while the roads were wet and slippery. All plaintiffs were represented by Attorney Morris Chudom of Gary and Maynard C. Wiggins of Newport, and defendants by Attorney Homer D. Ingram of Newport. LOCAL CLUB TO PLAN SERVICES Plans for installation services will be discussed at the Half Century club meeting, which will be held at 7 p. m. 'Wednesday at the hall on South Main street. Other business of Importance will he discussed. THOUSANDS JOIN IDLE; SHOWDOWN PREDICTED SOON General Motors Fears Number of Unemployed May Go up to Total of 135,000 This Week NO ANSWER TO SLOAN'S INQUIRY UKTKOIT. Jan. Bringing the ri:iy of Ihe strike showdown closer, iri'i-ea.-wi)'; layoffs sent the number of jobless In the auto industry snai-hifijiy thousands today. I'p to midnight It was estimated between 70,000 and 80,000 workers were Idle as definite effects or the ftrilie-liai-asscd General Motors stop orders began to he fell, in the first f. w hours today. Action Predicted The growing unemployment. It was believed by Industry spokesmen here would soon force some definite step making for settlement. It was considered possible Hie federal trov-T'Tnent would step actively into the picture. j Auto statisticians said today it wnB impossible to aceurillely determine the number of ni"n affected itlontf the I'ne either hv direct layoff or curtailment of work. o Mediation Negoliations among the warring forces remained at a standstill in the mid-forenoon. Homer Martin. Continued on Paffe A HAS SPOTLIGHT IN WASHINGTON NeutraKtv Art WW Be Amended 0;ck1y; President's Ruduet Messsre Is Due Friday; Rayburn Chosen WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. The th Congress meets at noon todiy to give the New ueai permunem form, work on vital problems of hor, relief, and economy, and take precautions against the possinnity of war involving the United htares. Its first legislative business will he to amend neutrality act to per mit President Roosevelt to embargo munitions exports to war-torn Spain. This safeguard of peace may be rammed through this week. Sepal ale Sessions Today House and Senate will convene separately today. They meet jointly tomorrow to count pesldential eiec-torial votes and hear Mr. Roose- elfo annual message. On Jan. 8 the President s budget message, al most inevitably forecasting another fat deficit, will he read to each ouse by clerks. The President will be Inaugurat ed Jan. 20. first to take office under Continued on Page 6 NEW DIRECTORY AT COURTHOUSE NEWPORT, Jan. I. A court house directory has Been comyieieu by Perry J. Watson of Cayuga and placed !n the courthouse lobby on the south wall near the east en- ranre. Mr. Watson has numbered nil offices In the courthouse ana tei- ered those not already lettered. F.ach office Is listed alpnaneucauy on the directory together with the number of the room. The directory is approximately 4x4 feet of plate glass witB a uiars covered hack and all lettering Is of old leaf. A welfare board sign has also been completed of approximate ly 10x22 inches of plate glass with gold leaf lettering. The contract for this long-needed convenience was awarded by the Vermillion ounty commissioners. MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE FILED Voluntary manslaughter charges against Mrs Mary Dancy were filed here this afternoon by Prosecuting Attorney Eaton J. Dudley, as an aftermath of the death of Frank He-legda whom, police say, the Clinton woman admitted shooting on the morning of January 1. Funeral services for Helegda will he held here Wednesday morning. He died in the Vermillion County hnsDital Sunday night as a result of a bullet wound. CflRGOOF PALOS Release of Passenger, Goods Is ' Demanded Within 3 Days by Reich Admiral in Spanish Waters ARAGON IS HELD AT REBEL PORT BERLIN, Jan. 5. Her patience shattered by Bilbao's militant stand Germany today thundered an ultimatum to the red Spanish government demanding release of the cargo and passenger of the German Merchantman Palos within exactly three days. Otherwise, the Valencia government was warned, the two Spanish steamers captured by German warships will be turned over to the rebels and further drastic measures will be taken. Warning By Wireless Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler's admiral aboard the 6000-ton cruiser Koenigsberg radioed the ultimatum to Valencia, It was officially announced here. Shocking Europe with what was considered In foreign quarters a threat or virtual open intervention on the rebel side, a government communique in Berlin said: "The admiral of the German naval forces in Spanish waters aboard the cruiBer Koenlgsburg directed the following demand to the red rulers: Ocmnnd Renewed " 'Following our seizure of the Aragon and Marta Jonquera, return of the remainder of the cargo and passenger of the Palos is again demanded in return for the release of the above ships. " 'As the date for return, the forenoon of January 8 Is hereby named. (t ; " " 'Should the surrender not take up to Jan. 8 at 8 a. m. the steamers and cargoes will be utilized by the German government in settling accounts with the ' government of Gen. Francisco "Franco, which is recognized by (lie German government. " 'In case of a repetition of such acts of piracy against German mer-Oontinued on Page 6 'Fair Night' for Pope; Consultant Will Be Called in VATICAN CITY. Jan. 5. Pope Pius spent only a "fair night." having slept at Intervals, Vatican sources said today. Dr. Amanti Milan!, after his morning visit, merely repeated hia laconic: "The holy father's condition remains stationary." For the first time during the pon tiff's long illness, It was understood a consultant Ib to be called In today by Dr. Milanl Dr. Achille Bona none, a Roman specialist In kidney disorders who csrrled out a minor operation on the pope several months ago. The pontiff was unofficially reported further weakened, with Dr. Milan! giving him repeated Insulin Injections to strengthen the heart muscles and stimulate Its action. The pope's sleeplessness, medical authorities said, is the result of fre quent attacks of neuritis. As his nervous system gives way they said, the paralysis with which the pontiff's legs are afflicted slow ly creeps upward. Dr. Mllanl's official communique remained a source of anxiety today, especially since the doctor reserved an official opinion as to whether the pope's heart would be able to en dure much longer the strain caiiBed by the pontiff's arterio sclerosis. MEETING FRIDAY AT COURTHOUSE The Vermillion county rural elec trification membership corporation will hold a meeting at the court house in Newport Friday night, Jan ft. at 7:30 o'clock. This meetin will include all farmers of Vermi lion county who are not already ser viced with electricity by a local electric company. It Is the purpose of this meeting to determine the areas and amoun of territory to be serviced. Every community of the county interested in electric service should see that it is represented at this meeting. ANUKRSO.V, Illd,, Jan. 5 With a strike and lockout affecting nearly 14,1100 persons In slaliuate, members of the United Automobile Workers of America moved to further lie up (ienenil .Motors opera-lion today by impounding two freight trucks. The trucks, carrying batlerios from the SI uncle plant, were impounded in a parking space near the fluide Lamp Company, where a "alt down" strike is in progress. Two Plants Closed Approximately 3,000 workers were thrown into idleness hy the Guide Lamp strike which began last week and an additional 11,500 were left without work yesterday when declaring orders and production schedules closed the Delco-Remy plant. Hugh Thompson, U. A. W. A. strike leader, said the union would maintain a 24-hour watch on highways from Norwalk, O., to Indianapolis, using 275 men on road patrol duties. He said they would not use violence against truck drivers. Continued on Page 6 Vermillion County Gets 4 Branches For Tax Returns Annual gross income tax return forms and information huve been made available at four locations in Vermillion county In addition to the local automobile license brunch, it uniwiiiiued today by Miss 11a Jenkins, license branch manager Th annual taxpaylng period closes January 30. Additional locutions are fol lows: License branch at Cayuga, Miss Conover at St. Berul.e, W. C Myers at liana, and K. .!. Imdley at Newport. ' " All persons who received more than $1,000 during the calendar year 193fi are required to file annual returnB. Due to the great advances in general business during the past year. It is anticipated that many Indiana citizens will be filing gross income tax returns for the first time, according to Miss Jenkins. Penalties for failure to file re turns by January range from 10 per cent to 50 per cent of the tax due. with Interest payable at 1 per cent a month. COUNCIL MEETS ON WEDNESDAY Since it would he impossible for several city officials to be present tonight, the regular city council meeting has been postponed until Wednesday night. THK TKMPKKATIKK By The Clintoiiian thermometer: a. m., 30; noon, 38. TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 5. In th'3 shadowy background of the sensational Mattson kidnaping case there emerged today for the first time the rigure of a woman. She took her place in Investigators' reconstrupted picture of the crime as every indication pointed tn he expectation the missing boy, Charles Mattson,' aged 10, son of a prominent Tacoma surgeon, would be relumed to his hearthside in a few hours. Action Seen Soon On all sides were evidences that Hie "zero" hour was at hand that rendezvous either was imminent or had been kept tb pay the black-hearded abductor the $28,000 he demanded in a note when he whisked the, boy from hiB hilltop home nine days ago. The feminine touch to the mys-Continued on Page 6 Confession Made By Man Today in Dynamite Death SIOUX CITY. la., Jan. 5. Harry (Slim) Reeves. Sioux City police character, today confessed connec tion with the extermination of a confederate by blowing him up with five tonB of dynamite and blasting powder. The victim of the blast was Har old Baker who was muraerea n Years day at Sioux Falls. S. D. Reeves, arrested last night, told notice that Baker had threatened to tell police about a $38,000 jewel rohherv. Peeves said he was near when Baker was placed on the dyna mite cache and that the dynamite was exploded by shots fired into it ti. dvnamite was part of vVPA supplies. Beeves was indicted on a charge of murder yesterday in Sioux FalU afier he had been named by Mrs. Helen Sleler as one of the three men who blew up Baker. The other two Indicted were Lee Bradley and William Nesbeth. who are still at liberty. Mrs. Sioler told her story after being wounded by five bullets which she said had been fired Into her by the gang after she had de manded a "cut" on the jewel rob bery. MRS. FERGUSON LOSES FATHER Calvin Ealey of Haute, father of Mrs. of North Water street at 1:45 a. m. today West Terre Joe Ferguson Clinton, died at his home Death resulted from a stroke recent ly suffered, after which he was in coma up to the time of his death. Survivors besides the daughter al readv mentioned are his wife: two sons. Will and Elmer of Illinois seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He also leaves mourn a host of friends. Funeral services will be held the Gillis funeral home at Terre Haute Thursday at 2 p. m. REICH BLAMED FOR ADMITTED RED REVERSES Loyalists Frankly Confess Big Insurgent Gains; Directly Charge Germany With Aiding Fascists MADRID, Jan. 6 Madrid's left ist defense junta , In a sensational ommtinique today admitted im portant rebel Rains in fighting orthwest of Madrid and laid the blame" for the loyalists defeat dl- ectly upon Germany. Whereas in the past rebel suc cesses have been minimized and ews reports of them have been cen sored, the military defense junta oday admitted ifrankly the loyalists lost ground under yesterday's in- ense insurgent bombardment. The defense junta stated the reb el successes wore made possible by participation of German armed forces in Spain and by the advice of Continued on Page 6 Sub-Zero Cold Is Due for Chicago, Forecaster Says CHICAGO, Jan. 5 Sub-zero cold driven by strong northwest winus raced towards Chicago today from he "Ice box" of the North American mitiiient. the Mackenzie river ba sin of western Canada. With the merc ury already falling. tiovernnient Forecaster, J. K. l,iou predicted It would reach zero here by night and 10 below by tomorrow. The freezing blast struck the northwest yesterday, sending temperatures tumbling in Colorado Montana. Wyoming, the iiukoihb, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Snow mil In many parts of the norlhwest ypsterday. making highway trafrir hazardous. Illinois. Indiana, lown. Michigan. Missouri and Kansas will feel the cold wave. Forecaster Lloyd said. Wllliston. N. D., was the nation's told spot yesterday witli the mercury dropping to IS below zero. Other sub-zero readings reported included Bismarck, N. D., 12: Devils Lake. N. D 14; Moore- head, Minn.. 12: Duluth, 12; Huron. S. D.. 2: Minneapolis. Minn., and Green Bay, Wis., 2; and Escanaba, Mich,, 4. POSITIONS ARE RETAINED BY TWO NEWPORT, Jan. 5 Mrs. Nina A. Thomas, county probation officer, and Miss Joan Valerro, court report er, will retain the-'r positions during the new year. Judge O. E. Bingham announced their re-ap-pointment yesterday. I a Lifetime Resident Die After Illness of Four Months; Born 64 Years Ago in County Frank Rhoades, 04. a life-time resident of Clinton and Fairview. died at 1:30 a. m. today at his home following an illness of four months duration, He had been a miner his entire life and had won and held the respect of his associates not only in the mines but with everyone with whom he came in contact. He was horn in Vermillion county and with the exception of a few years had lived here his entire life. Iicavra Wife, Children Survivors are his wife. Maggie; two sons. Andrew and William, both of Fairview; four daughters. Mrs. Lizzie Vilalie. Mrs. Violet Theisz. both of Clinton. Mrs. .Margaret Mayes and Mrs. Tlielma Jones, of Fairview. eislit grandchildren; one brother. Levert "Mike" Rhoades of North Main street. Clinton; four sisters, Mrs. Robert Anderson. South Fourth street, Clinton, Mrs. J. W. Collins of Toledo, O., Mrs. R. H. Whitted of Alabama and Mrs. Carrol Cooper of South Bend. He was a member of the Red Men's lodge, the Pocahontas lodge and the Hair Cenrury club. Funeral services will be held at Continued on Pace fl Names Drawn for January Term of Court on Monday NEWPORT. Jan. 5 Delbert O. Taylor of near Clinton and Arthur Bishop of Newport, jury commis sioners for the year 1937. met at the office of the clerk Monday and drew names for the grand and petit juries for the January term of the Vermillion circuit court which convenes January 11. furors drawn are follows: (Irand Jury Roscoe Pra ther. Walter E. Groves and Albert C. Eickleman of Highland township James Hollingsworth of Vermillion township; William Cherry. Jr., and Brownie I. Runyan of Clinton town ship. Petit jury James O. Webb, Coy Yelton, Lane Clark and Jesse Ross or Eneene township: Mildred Groves. Curtis Barr and Clifford Gressmire of Vermillion township; James Milton Crane or Helt township; Floyd Cortez. Pete Seeondino, Henry D. Spears. Hardie Harrison, hel Z. Bright, Nellie G. Harlan. Edith M. Carlin. Thomas Smith. Lorrain D. Foltz and Frank Reed, all of Clinton township.

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