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Hlioald Tf MX to Rreoive Tow DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5: BO P. M. Phone 41 ir 117 and a copy will be brought to you at once, THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER txinlght and Friday: tXVUVk KTeTTl T,TTi-r light. fNvmn. ' Vawnn.r & Archive D1 Price Three CenU Volume 25 Number 51 Clinton, Indiana, Thursday, January 7, 1937 What Is Senator Hat tic Saying? TWO DIE NEAR MONTEZUMA IN BRITAIN FAVORS CONFERENCE ON SPANISH STRIFE mm County Hospital to Have WPA Project; Stadium Considered 8enatorllattlejCara ay j Thousands to Be Spent Improving Grounds, Building in Clinton PHYSICIANS GET PARKING PLACE A WPA project entailing thou-lands of dollar worth of work on he Vermillion County hospital building and grounds will be under ay before the end of the month, it vas learned today from Mayor ;iyde M. Zink. Government agency official in Indianapolis and Washington have olaced their approval on the under-aking. and probably about January :Z Supervisor Fred Wltherspoon will put his men to work making lecessary repairs and Improving and beautifying the surroundings of the 'oral institution. Approximately $10,000 will be Senator Hattie Caraway of Arkansas seemed to be presenting the feminine point of view on some topic in most forceful manner when this photo was taken of her conversing with Senator Key Pittman of Nevada. ENVOY SEEKS AID 5 Kpraking before a iiuikh meeting in New Vork, Hon. Fernando de Los llios, Spanish ambassador to the lulled Hlates, made a dramatic apix-af for medical aid for his war-torn country, a plea which brought forth donations to fi-nam an ambulance unit. MOTIVE SOUGHT FOR MURDER OF WILLIAM BRIGHT Indianapolis Druggist's Body Is Found in Creek in Shelby County; Leach Hat Hi Theory INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 7. Hampered by lack of motive, state police today launched a state-wide search for the slayer or slayers of William H. Bright, 36, local druggist, whose body was dragged from Big Sugar creek near Boggstowa, Bhelby coun ty, about 20 miles southeast of here yesterday. Four bullets from a small calibre revolver had been fired Into his body, two entering the head and two the middle of the back. Bright disappeared Monday night after leaving work at an Indianapolis drug store. Tuesday his auto mobile, covered with blood stains and stripped of valuables, was found abandoned at Madison, Ind. Hat Found State police concentrated their search for the body In Shelby county late Tuesday when a blood stained hat. identified as belonging to Bright, was found In a field near the river. The river was dragged Continued on Page. 6 FORMER CLINTON RESIDENT DIES W. W. Canine of Waveland, for merly of Clinton, died at hfs residence Tuesday. Mr. Canine will le remembered In Clinton aB one of the owners of the Riverside Mills. He was also a charter member of the Baptist church. He Is survived by the wife and eight children. Stanley Canine of Blloxi, Miss., Nina Kline of Chicago, Bernice Causey of West Union, Wll-ma Davidson of Goshen, Edith Rice of Waveland, Reid Canine of Hawaii and Victor and Kdsar Canine of Waveland. Funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow. Further details were not learned. IV 1 &y I' A I. ,7 A f r l I Senator Key Pittman I Hitler Stops Fight Himself by Sending Message to Queen P,K It 1.1. V. .Ian. 7 Keirhfuehrer A'li.if II tier himself today called a I all to the controversy between Germany and Holland when he sent a warm message of congratulation to Queen Wllhelmina on the wedding or Crown Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard. ROOSEVELT WILL MOVE TO REVIVE NEW DEAL IDEAS President' Message Strikes at Court Decisions Against Pet Administration Legislation WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. President Roosevelt left no, doubt In the minds or the legislators of the new and tiirhulently democratic 75th congress today that he Intends to revive the outlawed principles of the original new deal courts to tne contrary notwithstanding. He made that crystal clear In his opening message, which, while ostensibly addressed to the coordinate legislative branch or the government, In reality was directed squarely at the Bupreme court and lo the lesser federal judiciary which collectively have hamstrung Impor tant sections of the new deal with injunctions and invalidations. IteHcly to Amend Mr. Roosevelt hopes it can be accomplished during the next four years without resort to the tortuous methods of a constitutional amendment. But ir It can't be. then he Is entirely reconciled to amending the basic law. loath as he is to take that method. "During the past year there has been a growing belief." he said, "that there Is little fault to be found with (he constitution of the United Slates as it stands today. The vital nerl is not an alteration of our fundamental law, but an increasingly enlightened view with reference to it. Difficulties have grown out of ( 4litlnufd on Page H) i V ROAD ACCIDENT Trucks in Head-on Collision at Bridge; 2 Others Injured, Taken to Vermillion County Hospital HEAVY FOG AT TIME OF CRASH Two men were kflled and two In- inred in a hrad-on collision today at 7:30 a. m. about 30 feet west of the Monteruma bridge. Charles Meals. 31. and Eugene Williams. 2!. both of Tuscola. III., are the dead. Their chests were crushed by the radiator. Raymond Ollmore. 32. and Mel- vln Ward. 26. of Shclbyvllle were taken to the Vermillion county hospital. Both sustained Injuries about the head and arms, and Ward, according to Dr. I. D. White, was still unconscious this afternoon. Trucks Collide Meals was driving a heavily- loaded feed truck in which Williams was a passenger and Oilmore was driving a meat truck when the accident occurred, according to State Highway Patrolman Clark. Ward was riding with !ilmore. Coroner I. D. White, who was called to the scene nf the accident, stated that the accident was probably caused by the heavy fog. Gilmore told police that he was driving about 25 miles per hour but tlK rate of speed at which Meals was driving could not be estimated. The truck which Cilmore was Continued on Pane 6 FRANK DEFENDS LONG RECORD IN REGENTS' COURT Wisconsin University President Is Refused More Time to Prepare Case; Odds Against Him MADJSON. Wis.. Jan. 7 -Glenn Frank defended IiIb 11-year record as president of the , University of Wisconsin today before a regent's court which, he hinted, may have already decided to diftnfss him. Frank was accused of neglecting educational matters for ' window dressing" of mismanaging university finances. He requested more time to prepare his answer. Defendant's Plea "The most elementary consideration of fair play." he said, "requires that at least a few days be allowed in whirh to complete at least the major aspects of this record. "Unless, of course, the court follows the policy of writing the derision before the case Is heard." The anti-Frank faction had eight of 15 votes on the board of regents. It turned down Frank's request, ordered him to appear today and answer, if he can, the charges that he lacked qualities of leadership expected In a university president, lost the confidence of faculty mem bers and state legislators, failed to exhibit proper administrative ablli ty, devoted too much time to his own Incomff. (Continued on Page 6) THE T BM.PK RATI RE By The Clintonlan thermometer: R a. m., 50; noon, 50. The late Krauk Turner was employed in the grocery and drug store is clerk. February 9. 1892. the old build lug burned and for a few months business was conduc ted in the Col-lett bank building where Biggs' res taurant Is now located. Mr. Nixon was born Jan. 28. 1868, In the Hegarty building on the east side of the square. He at tended the old school on the hill and DePaitw university, where he majored in chemistry. For a short time he was assistant professor in chemistry at Indiana Medical col lege. His father wanted him to go into the bank, however, and he England Suggest Another Plan to Gain Non-intervention Succeat aa Critia ' Crowa Near GENERAL ADMITS LQSSES OF REDS L'tffDON, jan. 7 A Rrpat "clear ing house for hate" a conference tl major European powers at which International troubles arising from the Spanish civil war would In tbreshed out was proposed today by Britain. Alarmed over the leftist-fascist crisis, Brlttaln again took I he lead ersbip in peace efforts, putting for ward the conference plan as means of winning favorable replieF on non-intervention from Berlin . and Rome. Eden Madt cm Appeal A fresh appeal waH also addressed by Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden to Germany and Italy for replies by tomorrow on the French-British plan to bap dispatch of "volunteers" to Spain. Through Sir Eric Phipps in Berlin and Sir Eric Drummotid. Eden said Britain would assume the responsibility for calling a big conference Immediately should reaction abroad be favorable. REMi ri'KHKP BACK MADRID. Jan. 7 Fighting dog gedly every step, leftist militiameu today were forced to fall back further as 10.000 Germans accord ing to Gen. Jose Mlaja battled northward lust outside Madrid In what Gen. Jose Mlaja. head of the capital's defence junta, described as the greatest battle of the civil -war. Loyalists operations south of Madrid, where the militiamen are trying-to cut the enemy's lines of communication." "are. "proeeeding satisfactorily," it was announced, however. ' """v Thus the campaign for Madrid Is literally going around in circles iike a cart wheel, the insurgents pushing northward and eastward on the fascist flank. Commissioners in Meetinpr; Pass on December Claims NEWPORT. Jan. 7. The Vermillion county commissioners held their regular- monthly meeting Jan. 4. All claims filed with the county for the previous month were passed upon by the commissioners. Leo Bishop of near Newport was appointed assistant road supervisor to take the place of the late Sherman Jones. Robert Carlln of near Clinton was appointed In the place of Addison Foltl. who Is 111 In the Vermillion county hospital. Mr. Car-lln's appointment Is temporary; he is to serve until Mr. Folti is able to return to work. Charles Ferguson of Clinton was reappointed road superintendent for the year 1937. Charles B- Cooper, county auditor, has reappointed Roecoe Roark of Cayuga as deputy auditor, Forrest Mott of Newport as clerk, and Roy (Doc) Ingram as school fund investigator. The appointments made by the auditor have been approved by the county commissioners, COUNTY'S F. H. A. LOANS REVEALED INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Jan. 7 A total of $46. 425 in insured mortgage loans was made in Vermillion county during 1936 according to announcement today by R. Earl Pet ers, Indiana director nf the Federal Housing Administration. PLATE DEADLINE EXTENDED HERE Although Don F. Stiver, stall safety director, has ordered state po lice t& arrest motorists with 1S.H; nlates immediately, the time in Clinton has been extended until Sat urday, January 8. according to Cole Curry, chief of police. The time here has ben extended to give relief workers an opportuni ty to buy their plates before the deadline in Clinton. All motorists must have 1W37 plates Saturday. City Must Raise Money to Obtain Government Aid More than $54.0(10 is available Ir. the city of Clinton for a municipal stadium if local officials can raist the money to purchase the material! for the project, and local buslnesr men will meet with Mayor Clyde M. Zink Friday night to discuss proposed plans to complete negotiations. Doctor Zink has announced that the national government, through the Works Progress Administration, is ready and willing to spend af much as $51,449 in labor on thf project if the city can produce the equivalent of approximately $10,-000 In materials. The WPA rarely furnishes material for any city-sponsored project, although the federal agency did assist in that manner when the streets here were being resurfaced. 1 City Has Lumber The city possesses salvaged lumber valued at $3,000 that could be used In constructing the proposed stadium which leaves a discrepancy of $7,000, a margin that must be removed before the government will turn over the money It has promised to put Into the project. The stadium would be erected on the city land east of the Sportland park and enclose about 8.500 square reet of space, Zink said. Present plans call for a grand stand on two sides with a dressing room under each one, wooden seats, a cinder track, four nd one-half foot brick wall In front of each grand stand and sliding gates at each corner of the field, the entire are to be enclosed with a high fence topped by barber wire to keep out persons who ordinarily do not pay to see an out door athletic contest in Clinton. Employment Aid Under average conditions, such a project would use 36 nn for six months. A first-class municipal stadium for Clinton has been discussed for years, and Its value to the city Is not questioned. The proposed structure would be an ideal plart for Block shows, fairs and other local enterprises of that nature. Thf meeting to plan definite action fot raising the necessary money will br held at the Clinton Hotel at 7 p. m Friday. SUIT IS STARTED AGAINST DOCTOR Dr. William W. Wheat, widely known Parke county "country doe-tor" is the defendant in a $50,000 damage suit filed against him by Mrs. Leona Keller of Terre Haute, sister and guardian of Clara Barnes. 58-year-old Coxville. Ind.. spinster, who alleges the doctor beat ber with a cane last May 21. Frank Miller and Ernest Causey nf Terre Haute are representing Dr Wheat and the plaintiffs case is lieing represented by Felix Blanken-baker of Terre Haute and Robert C. McDivitt or Rockvllle. The case was taken from the Parke circuit court to the court in Terre Haute. last desperate move of Dr. William W. Mattson. the boy' father, to clear all possible obstacles from the path of negotiations. The physician, after obtaining the promise of all federal and local officers to maintain a "hands off" policy until the hoy is released, ap pealed to the press for closest co-op eration an appeal which was recognised promptly and fully granted Investigators now take the Hand that nothing further can be done to bring about the brightest rulmln ation the return of the boy alive and well and that If the kidnaper continues to keep silent, there if nothing left to do but throw the (Continued on rage 6) PEACE TERMS IN GM STRIKES ARE PONDERED TODAY Federal Mediators Carry Plans for Compromise Between 2 Factions; Dewey Is 'Hopeful' DETROIT. Jan. 7. The dove of peace came back to the threshold of the automobile industry today aa two warring forces General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union were brought together Indirectly on a tentative basis of negotiations by the federal government. Out of a series of rapid-fire d'-velopments overnight, however, stood at least two stumbling blocks as federal mediators sought desper ately to Iron out difficulties that have left an estimated 100.000 men and women idle and threaten the (Contlnueid on Page 0) Plaintiffs Given Nearly $1,500 in Suits at Newport NEWPORT. Jan. 7. Judgment totaling the sum of $1,475 were entered at Newport Wednesday for a full and complete compromise in the seven damage cases filed against John Guerri and Lee Black of Clin ton which totaled the sum of $63.-500. Plaintiffs were awarded judg ments as follows: Nannie Beit. $400; William H. MrClure. as ad- inistrator of the estate of Edward Hall, deceased. $600; Earl Bell, for personal Injuries, loss oi nervier i his wife. Nannie Bell, and daniaee to his car, $200; Archie Turley. $175. and Thomas Green, $100. The damage suits were filed fol lowing an accident on Sept. 2. 1935. when a Chevrolet truck driven by employes of the defendants collided with a Ford car. killing one person and injuring four others. The arci-d"nt occurred near Sullivan on t'fi-41. All plaintiffs were repre sented by Attorneys Morris Chiidom of Gary and M. C. Wiggins of New-imrt. and defendants by Attorney Homer D. Ingram. Newport. FARMERS MEET AT INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 7. Farm tenants and land owners from virtually all sections of the corn licit gathered here today to meet with representatives of President Rse-veifs special committee on farm tenancy. The local meeting conducted bv M. L. Wilson, assistant secretary of agriculture, and Dr. A. G. Black, chief of the bureau of agriculture economics, was one of five held In various cities throughout the coun try. Other meetings were held in Dallas. Tex.; Montgomery, Ala.; Lincoln. Neb., and San Francisco. FIRE AT PAINE HOME A small roof blaze was extinguished by the local fire department at the home of Earl Paine at 121 South Fourth street about 4:25 p. m. yesterday. The home is owned by Floyd tluinn. made available to the Clinton WPA office if that much money Is found to be needed. Painting and plastering will be done In the hospital building, and repairs will be made on the floors, walls and partitions, according to Information received from Dr. Zink. lto-tors Considered Work on the grounds will Include grading and landscaping aa well as the construction of drives, curbing, fences and walks. Driveways and a parking space will be laid out on the north side of the building for doctors, so that attending physicians will not be forced to eek a parking place In front of tns hospital. Zink announced that the project had just received aproval from' state authorities. Possibly 20 men will be employed on the job, and it is estimated that the work will be completed after four months. Club, Auxiliary to Meet on Tuesday For Installation Arrangements were completed for i Joint meetiug of the Half Century iub and auxiliary for the installa-ion of officers on Tuesday, January 12, at a meeting of the Half Century club last night. The Joint meeting, which the public is invit- d to attend, will be held at the Odd -'ellow' hall on South Main street. . A. Hess and T. 1. Klbby were named as committeemen. The second anniversary of the iub will be observed at the meeting oif February 3. Thi meeting will be a birthday party and every member's birthday will be celebrated. A short program will be given. The following committee ha been appointed: J. TV. Foncannon. Cuy Briggs. Shell Luce, and Mr, KJbhy and Mr. Hess. Seven new members were initiated into the club last evening. They are James D. Martin. Tony Kempa. James O. Peterson and William Crimm. of Clinton, and Orant Gull- iams. L. M. Mitchell and H. T Payne of Newport. All officers of the tub and aux iliary are to meet at the club room Friday evening at 7 o'clock for prac tice. APPOINTMENTS ARE ANNOUNCED NEWPORT. Jan. 7 Everett E. Rhoades. clerk of the Vermllliami ircult court, has re-appointed Florence Rhoades as deputy clerk for (lie term of four year. Harry Mc-t'rea. treasurer baa reappointed Harriet Armour of Clinton as deputy treasurer for the term of two years. Miss Ruth N'oggle of near Newport has accepted a position in the office of the sheriff. Allen Hennis. LEGION MEETS TONIGHT A meeting of the American Legion will be held at the Legira home In South Third atreet thi evening at 8 o'clock. All members are urged to attend. Authorities Will Drop 'Hands Off Policy, Start Search for Kidnaper If Boy Isn't Returned in 12 Hours H.V. Nixon Has Business on Same Site, in Newport 50 Years; Born At Vermillion County Seat in TACOMA. Wash.. Jan. 7 The most critical period in the sensational Mattsun kidnaping mystery today appeared to be at band. The crisis was Ibis the abductor of 10-year-old Charles Matlson. son of a prominent Taeonta surgeon, must either Tree the boy within the next 24 hours or law enforcement agencies will feel justified ill assum-inc he either does not intend to release his victim or is unable to do It. The grovkinc fear that the desperado will not take the $2.o00 ransom in the case, which has been ready for days in hills exactly of the denominations he denianded. and then release his victim, followed the For 50 years Henry Victor Nixon of Newport lias been in business at the same corner on the east sldf of the courthouse square. In 1887 be fntered his father's bank as cashier and in 189 the bank became known as the R. H. Nixon company. Burnett R. Nixon entered the firm in 1900. R. H. Nixon died in 1917 and the elder son. H. V became president of one of the few remaining private hanks in the state of Indiana. The Nixon bank was established in 1872 by Robert H. Nixon and was located In the rear of a frame building on the site of the oresent building. A drug store was in one side and a grocery in the other, at the front (Continued on Page 6)

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