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Bhoald Tan Had to Rwyive Tonr THE DAILY CLINTONIAN DAILY CLINTONIAN by B:SO P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and copy will be brought to you at once. WEATHER Haln probable tonlg;i; and Thursday turning to snow Thursday; much colder Thursiay. Volume 25 Number 50 Clinton, Indiana, Wednesday, January 6, 1937 Price Three Cents FearCrisis in General Motors' Labor Dispute Loyalists Appeal to League as Germans Send Out Warships LOYALISTS HOPE FOR AID BEFORE Man Held Today in Spencer May Have News of Kidnaping SPENCER, la., Jan. 6. A frightened, tortured man was held In Jail today while police awaited the report or rederal orflcials on his possible connection with the Tacoma, Wash., kidnaping or Charles Matt-son. The man. dark and bushy-haired and apparently answering the description of the MsittBon abductor, muttered incoherently of a "pretty little boy wrapped in a sheet" and or torture at the hands ot fellow-gungstcrs. : J g JaaaSn,l ? j ... r : ft rt - L CRISIS IS NEAR IN AUTOMOBILE PLANTSTRIKES Cadillac Head to Answer Union Demands Thursday; Number of Unemployed Goes to 100,000 GOVERNMENT TO HOLD MEDIATION DETROIT, Jan. 6. While the White-House watched and federal labor conciliators struggled to bring .ibout peace in the face of new itrikes and shutdowns which sent he number of strike idle to approx-.mately 100.000 the General Motors Corporation and the United Automobile Workers Union faced still .mother showdown today. At 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Nicholas Dreystadt, president or Cadillac division of G'M, was to reply to union demands served on Cadillac and Fleetwood Body plants oWcials. The union demands included one or its key points a national conlerence to cover collective bargaining In all of GM's 69 plants. Dreystadt's statement was expected whether GM would make any concession at all to the union which It has riatly retused to recogniie as the sol ecollective bargaining agency Tor GM'S 235,000 employes. Mediators Confer Meantime, three federal labor conciliators here. James F, Dwey, Edward McDonald and John E. O'Connor were to confer today, preparatory to arranging a conference between William Knudsen, execu-tlve-vicepresident of GM, and Homer Martin, president of the U. A. W. Martin pledged the mediators the union's cooperation In attempting a settlement. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins also was watching the situation and keeping the white house Informed while Gov. Continued on Pago John Brophy ,i. ,, rTra "e" Wyndham Mortimer t jjj aWppB--lgltBs Homer Martin iwjj :: egy" are. left to right, John Brophy, director of the Commiitee for Industrial Organization; Homer Martin, president, and Wyndham Mortimer, vice president of the U. A. W. Back of the U. A. W campaign is the C. I. O. forces headed by John L. Lewis, president of United Mine Workers. Prospect of a general strike of all employes of the General Motors corporation loomed following a meeting in Flint. Mich., at which 200 delegates of the United Automobile Workers of America voted In favor of bargaining collectively on a national basis. Leaders heading the union "board of strat CONGRESS ACTS Planes Being Loaded at New York for Shipment to Govern' ment Forces in Spain as Solons Meet ' ifsi'El U. S. HELPLESS TO HALT ARMS WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 A grim race, shot through with the stark drama of war, was staged todiy b: the Spanish loyalist governTen against time and the United Staler congress. Gambling against a few hours, the Spanish government stake 112,000,000 In a desperate effort to speed huge reinforcements o aircraft, armB and ammunition tr Spain before congress can approve emergency legislation to halt theii export. Planes Loaded Stevedores worked throughout the night In New York harbor loading a shipment of crated airplanes board the Spanish freighter. Mar Cantabrico, for the, loyalist forces at Bilbao. The new move by the Spanish an emergency resolution outlaw ing export of arms to either side In the Spanish civil war before the ship Is laden with Its 1.000 cases of planes engines and spare part It will leave for Spain unmolested The state department said the vesse could not complete loading befnrr noon today, or perhaps later in the afternoon. Licenses Issued Th enew move by the Spanish government to obtain American war supplies was disclosed when the state department reported it had Issued 19 new export licenses to Richard U Dlneley, of San Francisco, to ship a J4.507.05K order of airplanes. . arms and Continued on Page n Congress Asked For New Power To Fight Crime WASHINGTON, Jan. C New powers to combat monopolies and crime were asked of congress today by the administration. The department of justice recommended expansion of Its anti-trust division, passage of eight additional crime laws and construction of at least three new federal penitentiaries, i : 11071 One measure recommended would give the government wide latitude in Its drive against gambling ships operating off the southern California coast and the activities of swindlers on American passenger vessels. "Although crooked gambling on the high seas may be prosecuted under larceny statutes, the desirability and importance of a complete over-hauling of the statutes prohibiting offenses on seas la suggested," the department said. Another proposal calls for licensing of revolvers and pistols. Attorney General Cummings asserted the present traffic In small fire-arms is one of the most "pressing problems" 67 criminal law enforcement. Congress already has placed ma-chlneguns. sawed-off shotguns and rifles, and silencers, under federal control. DEADLINE MAY DE NAMED FOR RETURN OF BOY Police Ponder Notion of Setting . Time Limitation on Mattson Kidnaper; Hundreds Await Word NO COMMENT ON ARREST OF TWO TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 6 Law enforcement officers here today, their patience tried to the breaking point, considered setting a "dead line" for the black bearded desperado who invaded the pretentious home of Dr. William W. Mattson, society surgeon 10 days ago and made off with the surgeon's 10-year-old son, Charles. Observing the wishes of the broken hearted father, all officers of local, state and federal agencies have announced and kept a "hands off policy toward the kidnaper in lehir eagerness to effect the safe return of the boy, Police Impatient However, as the case dragged on and the abductor apparently made no effort to set a time and place for a rendezvous with the surgeon to accept the $28,000 ransom, which Dr. Mattson is anxious to pay, the officers took under advisement a plan to set a time limitation on the kidnaper. Their discussions had not reached a point where they were ready to announce when their contemplated "dead line" would become effective but they said when it does they will turn loose every man at their command, and that Includes hundreds, in a determined and widespread offensive against the desperado. Short Time I eft It was believed the forces of the law would give the kidnaper but a day or so longer to release the boy. either after collecting the ransom or, if he prefers, without the latter course perhaps, giving the criminal more time to clear out of the northwest. Reports were received at Tacoma that two suspects had been arrested at widely separated points San Francisco and Spencer. Ia. The fi-meu here would not comment on the arrestH, but It was evident they were not particularly Interested. MEN'S CLASS TO HAVE PROGRAM The Men's Bible class of the Christian church will hold a social gathering at the church at 7:30 p. m. today. A program has been arranged for the affair. GENEVA. Jan. 6 Violation ot International law by Germany's na val activities off the Spanish cou.il was charged by tho loyalist Valencia government today in a strong note of protest to the League of Na tions, Text of the document, a long one, will be published tonight. Whether a special meeting of the league council, under provisions of ihe covenant calling for an emergency session If war Is threatened, was asked was not Immediately knowu. GERMANY SAILS ANOTHER SHIP IN Reich Surprised by Rejection of Threat; Soviets Get Blame for Attitude of Insurgents ULTIMATUM TO END ON FRIDAY BERLIN, Jan. 6. Another 6.008 ton German crulHer. the Koeln, sp peared off the northern Spanish seacoast today as foreign advices told of the Spanish loyalists govern--ment's rejection of the Reich's ultimatum. The reported rejection came as a hock to Wflhelmstrasse, which had '"en confident Premier Francisco f.argo Cabailero would capitulate nd release the cargo and passenger f the German merchantman Palos "rom Bilbao. Soviets Ttlained Soviet Russian pressure was back of the Valencia attitude, nasi authorities bitterly charged. IP any event, they said, the Palos incident will be closed when the nltlmatnm expires Frlday(at 8 a. m. If Valencia surrenders. Germany will give up the captured Aragon and Marta Junquera. If not, the two ships will be turned over to the rebels. To Keep Watch Germany's Spanish war fleet will ben continue to patr,oI the coast to watch for further Spanish acts of "piracy." The Koeln. It was stated here, was sent to "replace" the Koenigs-berg. "Replace," in admiralty phraseology, is often just another word for "reinforce." and It is notable that the Koenlgsberg has not yet steamed for home. There remains, so far as ia definitely known, the pocket battleship Graf Spee and a flotilla of nine destroyers In Spanish waters. RITES HELD FOR CHILD AT BRAZIL Funeral services were held at Brazil this afternoon for Mary Frances Sanders, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sanders of Newport. The child died In a Chicago hospital us the result of scarlet fo-ver. Surviving are her parents, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sanders and several aunts and uncles. THE TK.MI'KRATI RK Hy The Cllntotilan thermometer: a. m., 40. noon. 48. cause, and the flood of bills as a result may clog the legislative mill One of the strongest organizations Is the Indiana Farm Bureau of which Townsend formerly was au official. The bureau proposes elim ination of the emergency exemption clause In the so-called '1 1.50 tax levy limitation law on the theory that many unwise expenditures of taxpapers' money are authorised un der It. The Indiana League of "Women Voters, which has scored quite a few legislative triumphs In the face of scorn hy the professional politicians, Is backing installation of the merit system in all departments of gov ernment, apparently regardless of it CONGRESS HEARS CHIEF EXECUTIVE DELIVER REPORT Legislators Stop Work to Wait for President's Message to Be Presented in Joint Session IH'LLETIX WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 There is no vital need for a constitutional amendment to legalize NilA, President Roosevelt informed congress today in a message asking authority to embargo munitions shipments to Spain and calling on the Judiciary for more liberal Interpretation of the fundamental law. He said the courts are asked by the people to do their part in making democracy. Congratulating congress for its spirit in cooperating in emergency with the execu tive ihe president said: "We do not ask the courts to call non-existent powers Into being, but we do have the right to expect that conceded powers and those legitimately Implied shall be effective instruments for the common good." WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 The new congress marked time today awaiting President Roosevelt's report on the state of the union. At L' p. m. the president will deliver that report in person before a Joint session of the two houses and radio microphones. Because Mr. Roosevelt is deeply concerned over the ominous European situation much more so than over domestic affairs he has told callers it was anticipated much of the message would be devoted to our International relations. Strictest neutrality is his keynote. Optimism Certain The president unquestionably will report optimism on "the state of the union," pointing with pride to giant strides in economic recovery under; his new deal. i C Most observers looked for the president only to generalise on domestic legislative reforms he still desires. It has been his custom to devote individual messages to Important legislation. The nation knows fairly well already what President Roosevelt proposes to do in the fields of labor. Industry and agriculture. In the final speech of his campaign in New York he promised increased wages, reduced hours and elimination of sweatshops. He said every effort would be made to end monopoly In business, to support collective bargaining, to stop unfair competition and to abolish unfair trade practices. , Other pledges Include cheaper electricity, better and cheaper transportation, low interest rates, sound er home financing, better banking regulation of security issues, reciprocal trade among nations, elimination of slums. . The farmers were promised continued reduction or farm tenancy, a system of crop insurance, a, definite reduction of rarm tenancy, and s general policy ot conservation making for beter land use. Persons Interested In Scouting Invited To Attend Meeting All falhnrs, mothers, scoutmasters and others Interested in scouting in Clinton and Vermillion county are asked to attend a meeting at the Clinton hotel, Thursday, Jan. 14. 7:30 p. m. ' A large crowd is expected. Everyone interested In next year's scouting activities is urged to be there. Dr. Frank's Trial Before Board to Be Argued Today MADISON, Wis., Jan. C President Glenn Frank of the University of Wisconsin goes "on trial" before tho university's board of regenls here today. Attempts to oust the president by ihe anti-Frank bloc of regents, reportedly at the behest of Governor Philip LaFollr.te, are based ou charges of inefficient administration made by Harold Wilkie, president of the board. University alumni, students, and nationally known educators have rallied to Dr. Frank's cause, and political opponents of Gov. LaFollette are making capital of the situation. The first test of the president's slrenfth iB expected to come at the opening of today's session when a resolution may be presented moving adjournment to January 20. Dr. Frank has asked for more time In prepare his defense of his 11 years of administration of the university. Wilkie is Insistent tli.it an Immediate hearing be held, and Frank proponents charge the LaFollette bloc wants the case out of the way before January 1.1. when the legislature meets. Eleven of the 15 regenls are I.a-Follett appointees. Eight of the fifteen. Informal polls have revealed, already have made up their minds Dr. Frank's contract, expiring July 1, should not be renewed. G-MEN SEEKING KIDNAPERS OF 2 JACKSON. Miss.. Jan. . Agents of the department of Justice today continued a hunt for two men who kidnaped a Shreveport youth and n filling station operator here Monday night. The bandits were last heard or In Unlontown. Ala., where their stolen car collided with another machine. They abandoned it and fled. The kidnaping victims were Solon Snowden, 18, nephew of a prominent Dallas. Tex., oil man. and W. J. Ferguson, night manager of a filling station here. DEADLINE SET FOR LICENSES Friday morning January 8, will mark the deadline on 1936 license plates. State police will start making arrests on delinquent owners at that time, according to an announcement from the polite barracks at Rockvil'e toctr.y. HOMER VVELKER MADE PRESIDENT OF ORGANIZATION C. A. R. S. S. A. Selects Officers During Annual Meeting, Banquet Held at Local Hotel Homer Welker. proprietor of Welker's Auto Service, was elected president of the Clinton Automobile Repairmen & Service Station asso ciation, Inc., last night at the annual banquet and organisation meeting held at the Clinton hotel. H succeeds Joe Olaooletto, proprietor of Giacoletto's Mobllgas Station, who was elected secretary for the ensuing year. Corbett Kemp, owner of Kemps Ninth Street Service, was elected vlcepresldent. succeeding J. P. Pcre- L. A. (Brick) Homey is the retiring secretary. Other members of the new board of directors are: Roy Snow, owner of the pilnton Auto company: Jack Scott, propri etor of Jacks Llnco Station, ann William Symes, owner of Bill Symes Garage. Nearly B0 members of the association and guestB attended the steak dinner which followed a short business meeting. Talks were given by the incoming officers, as well as those who are retiring and who formerly headed the group. An arrangement has been made with the Clinton Merchants Credit association under which credit Information secured by the two groups will be exchanged, was announced. Organlied about two years ago. the garagemen's association has been unusually successful. It Is credited with fostering a spirit of good will among those engaged In this line of business, as well as promoting sound business practices. Thousands of persons visited the Clinton automobile show sponsored by the group last spring, the most successful event of Its kind ever held bere. EARL SMITH IN NEW BUSINESS Earl Smith former sheriff of Vermilion 'county has tiiken over operation of The Club Pool room formerly managed by the late Henry Meyers It was announced today. Mr. Smith extended an Invitation to his friends to visit him at his new place of business and extended his hearty thanks for the cooperation given him during his term of office. SMALL FIRE DAMAGE A small roof blaze was extln-gulshe d Tuesday morning at the home of Miss Genevieve Harper, 80S North Eighth street, by the city fireman. Damages were slight. The property Is owned by Robb & Gilmour. MRS. BENHAM DIES TERRE HAUTE. Ind., Jan. 6. Mrs. Flora Benham, 68. died today from injuries suffered Sunday night when struck by an automobile driven by Melvin Bland. German Soldiers Win Victory for Civil War Whites MADRID. Jan. 6. German regiments, In regular Relchswehr for mation, today mowed down bjt Russian. Frenchmen, PoleB and Englishmen or the "international brigade." according to a Salamanca 'orrespondent's dispatch. Admitting that their foreign iroops had to fall steadily back before the German and Moorish onslaught northwest of Madrid, the loyalists officially Insisted, however, that communications with the defenders of the Guadarrama mountains to the north had not yet been "nt off. Today's killings In this "little world war" brought the total of foreigners slain fighting for Madrid to nearly 3,000, rebel accounts said. The International situation was aggravated today by rebel reports from Seville that Insurgent war- snips capiurea an unuuiuu dwidv vessel in the Straits of Gibraltar, laden with war material, and forced it to put into the rebel Moroccan port of Ceuta. A Spanish ship loaded with potatoes was also seized hy Ihe rebels near Bilbao. Seville said. Charges that Germany Is cooperating In a rebel "sir blockade" of the Valencia coast were made today hy General Almerie, military commandant of Valencia, In a statement to the air ministry. lously but injections of Insulin seem o benefit him greatly. Varicose veins, accompanied by angrenous ulcers, have now appeared in the pope's right leg. add-ng to the gravity of his condition: iut the right leg Is not so bad as the 'eft, and there have been no hemorrhages in the right. "The pope probably will never leave his bed again," said the well-informed Vatican correspondent ot the newspaper Stamps. More and more news of tb.8 world, especially war news from Spain, is being kept from the pope, since his grief and worry add to his weakness. Cardinal Dougherty of Philadel-Oontinued on Page If Pope Pius Suffers Sinking Spells, Tells Physician It Would Be Futile To Seek Advice From Consultant Activity of Special Croups Likely To Spoil Administration's Chance For Peace in Indiana Legislature INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 6 The ambition of itdminiBtratiou leaders to stage 11 "sit down' session ot the general assembly, which convenes tomorrow, may be challenged by the legislative acrobatics of a number of Bpecial groups, Is seemed likely today. Although republicans, because of tbelr weakness lu numbers, probably will be rather Impotent in the coming session, 'the numerous lobbies advocating legislation favorable to certain elements may develop enough strength to arouse observers from what appeared to be Inevitable slumber during the 90 days of the biennial gathering. The weakest organization always has a few lawmakers to advance Its VATICAN CITY. Jan. 6. SuHer-ing from dangerous periodic sinking spells which require administration of heart stimulants. Pope Pius spent a "fairly restful night," and his condition is "unchanged," It was stated at the Vatican today. The Pope himself, it was learned, declined to let Dr. Amanti Milan! call In a consultant, because the pontlfr said he feels he is "beyond the help of doctors." Sinking .spells, medical authorities explained, "are to be expected" as a result of the pope's arterio sclerosis and his 79 years. Each a minor crisis, they occur in the lata hours of the afternoou or early morning between 3 and 5 o'clock. Then his heart-beat retards peri Continued on Page 0

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