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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER Snow tonight and Sunday; alow-ly rlBliig temperature Sunday. Should In ftn to Rei Toot DAILY CL1NT0NIAN by 8:00 P. M. I'hone 41 or 117 and a copy will be brought to you at once. " Three CenU Clinton, Indiana, Saturday, January 9, 1937 Volume 25 Number 53 Old Coal Mine 1 . New Revolt Feared; Jroops Continue to March Nearer City PKil'INH, Jan. II Now revolt lovcnmnlH in Klanfii. scone of the nionl kidnaping of I'rcmlor Chiang Industrialists William 8. Knudsen - i. ... - 8 The excellent picture at the left shows the two heads of General Motors corporation. William S. Knudsen, executive vice president, and Alfred P. Sloan. Jr., president, at a moment when the present automobile. labor crisis was far from their minds. Both are In Detroit in an attempt to avoid a general strike, threatened by the United Automobile Workers of America. Donaldson Brown, right, chairman of the G-M finance committee, Is reported to be one of the aggressive advocates of the corporation's anti-union stand, ' Labor Problem DIRECTORS NAME HOOSIER GARDEN CLUB CHAMPIONS Mr. and Mrs. John Brown Get First Prize for Canning, Storing; More Than 100 Entries The winners in the Hoosler Garden Contest conducted by home economics clubs were awarded at a meeting of the directors at the court bouse Friday. Prizes were awarded for having canned and stored the most surplus home grown vegetables and small fruits from the garden. Mr. and Mrs. Joun Brown, Clin ton, Route 3, were awarded first prize, a large Feeney garden Insect duster for having canned 125 quarts per person in the family and storing six bushels of vegetables; Mrs. Grace McDaniels of Peirysville Route 1, second, lot of garden seed for 105 quartB per person, and Mr. and Mrs. George Short, Newport, third, a small garden duster for 99 quarts per person. Over 100 families started in the contest at planting time. These gardens were Rcored during the summer for general appearance, varieties, vultivation and Insect control. Due to the ex treme drouth many gardeners did not produce enough to afford a surplus for canning. However, 49 families reported canning 8.039 quart and storing 367 bushels of fruits and vegetables for winter use. Thirty families canned 1.148 quarts of home killed meats. The garden project was added to the clothing work or regular home economics project. There being one or more clubs of home makers tu each township, the county organization was awarded a framed creed by the Indiana Home Economics Association for being 100 per cent organized. Directors and officers met and planned a program for 1937. Homo management la the type of work selected by clubK with Miss Inez E. Kent as state leader. Coun ty officers are. president, MrB. Wil liam O, Parrett; vice president, Mrs Victor C. Randolph: secretary-treasurer, Mrs. F. F. Phleger. at Lj'l Pon'aldson Brown g lal-Kliek by Marshal Chang Hsiioh Liang, today led Nanking government troops to resume their march on the city. It was reported. Former Lieutenants of Chang arc nbelllous over his continued de-ntloii In Nanking, while the gov-mors of Shenul and Kansu prov-me are refusing to obey Nanking's-orders. MADRID BOMBED AGAIN TODAY IN REBEL ADVANCE Spaniard! in Capital Are Thrown Into Panic; Franco Making Big Sacrifices to Go Forward GIBRALTAR. Jan. 9 Uni formed detachments of German and Italian soldiers are being landed at Cadir. almost dally. Arrivals from the Spanish port said today. MOSCOW, Jan. 9 Spanish rebels, seized, searched and then re leased three more Soviet merchant "hips In the last few days. It was stated here today. The Rosa Lux emburg and Belemorcanal were es corted to Ceuta, Spanish Morocco, and the Sakhalin to Port Ferrol. . MADRID, Jan. 9 Rebel air planes dropped another death-deal ing hail of bombs, on Madrid today as General Francisco Franco's insurgent troops swept forward in a determined advance upon the capl- tal. , ' The Inhabitants were thrown Into Panic." At ' the ' first attack, thou sands fled from, their homes to gather In the streets or In fields on the outskirts. Rebels Sacrificed Ruthless, with a profligacy of human lives hardly witnessed since the battle of the Somme, Franco today ordered on his German- regiments, Moors and foreign legionnaires In a fight-to-the-finiah, each day and each mile of advance north west of Madrid costing the insur gents hundreds of dead. 'The battle will go on until Ma drid surrenders," was the insurgent reply to the question asked everywhere In Madrid How long an the rebels continue such sacri fices of man-power? A brief lull In artillery firing to day was. only the prelude to a more fierce attack north and east of Pomelo de Alarcon. Rebel batteries concentrated fire on the tanks of the loyalist International brigade and militiamen, falling back on Madrid foot by foot. DR. PORTER TO MAKE ADDRESS Dr. J. E. Porter, district superintendent of tbe Methodist churches, will be the principal speaker at a quarterly conference to be held at Rellmpre Monday night. This conference Is being held by the Rock-vllle group of Methodist churches. Dinner will be served at 7 p. m. Tff r.TBTI trrh QDI IT OVER ISSUES OF MOTOR STRIKES Union Disagree as Thousands More Workers Drop Tools in Fight Against Corporation CHEVROLET HIT BY SHUTDOWNS DETROIT, Jan. 9 Organized la-ior divided today over tbe issue of whether to support or oppose the United Automobile Workers' strike gainst the $1,500,000,000 General vlotors Corporation. As Gov. Frank Murphy resumed it tempts to bring General Motors executives and strike leaders together to start negotiations, unions In altered cities began to choose Hides In the major Industrial strug-cle. Thousands Idle The number of men thrown out of work because of the automobile lrlke and accompanying shutdowns neared 100,000. There were 95,-18 General Motors employes out of vork. Two thousand addltonal men were Idle because of strikes and shutdowns in plants not affiliated with general motors. The five-day week prevails in all General Motors plants and none was operating today. Thus the sltua-'on, so far as strikes and shutdowns was concerned, was "frozen" until he whistle sounds Monday morning, j Chevrolet Hit The week-end found General Mo-ors" Chevrolet, division crippled by the closing last night of a plant tn "lint that manufactures engines. Officials said the closing of that plant eventually would result In the shut-lown of all Chevrolet factories. ' Murphy said to had "a clear picture In my mind of what both sides want" as he entered his third day as mediator.Oeneral Motors stood firm in its demand that "sit-down" strikers leave its plants before negotla-Contlnued on Page Several Accidents Reported Friday; Rain Gets Blame Four accidents were reported to .olic.e vesterday, several other mln- accidents occurred and scores ot r were pulled from ditches last light, largely because ot the heavy rain. prank I.. Greullch Jr., of Ash Ireet, reported that Domenlc Rolle. ,r Parke county, collided with his - i Fourth and Eureka streetB. Rolle was arrested for driving with out a driver's license, but was released after paying for the damages to Greullch's ar nirm Farrtngton, of R. R. 2, onnrtan to Dollce that as he pulled ,.i frnm J he curb on Main street. a tpimlr rirfven bv Vlto Contrl collid ed with his car, damaging his right front fender. i Martha Kills, of Universal, report ed lo police that her car was slightly damaged when she had colli sion with a Hulman truck In Universal. D. Wllham was reported to police to be the driver or me truca. Conk and Charles Bebreen, both of Kt. Mernlre collided on Road it Neither the truck driven ny Cook, nor tho Behreon coach were damaged. William Holton. of Bandrldge, had a head-on collision with a car driven by a man from Indianapolis, lloth cars were badly damaged. WIFE-SLAYER'S MOTIVE IS SEEN nfiBT WAYNE. Ind., Jan. 9. Prom two notes of Jumbled English notlves were deduced last night ror h murder of Mrs. Nina Hyde, 2S. shot to death while she slept yes- erday, by her husband, George Hyde. 41. unemployed mechanic. Hyde turned the revolver on hlm-elf and tried to end his own life mmediately after. Today he lay in i hospital in critical condition, a 'mllet In his brain. Financial worries and a desire to -ffect a trust fund for his t-year-ild foster son, Ronnie, were the easons ascribed for the murder tn he notes given to the grand Jury by Prosecutor C. Byron Hayes. Relatives said Hyde had $11,000 in insurance. .JiElsj FRANCE SEEKING BRITAIN'S AID IN MOROCCO CRISIS England I Asked to Join Naval Expedition to Lend Power to Display Aimed at Germany HITLER WARNED AGAINST INROADS LONDON, Jau. 9 France todai asked Britain to Join her In sondlnf warships to Spanish Morocco aa i warning to Germany. This aensatlonal request, It wa learned, was made by Ambassadoi Charles Corhln to Foreign Secrotar: Anthony Eden after news rcachet here from north Africa that more than 3.000 German soldiers liavi landed In Spanish Morocco In viola tion of three treaties. Prime Minister Stanley Balwin immediately called a second emergency cabinet meetingexceedingly rare for a Saturday before be left for the royal house at Sandriugham. REPORT IGNORED BERLIN. Jan. 9 The German government today refused to con firm or deny French assertions Nazi troops are engaged in systematic Infiltration of Spanish Morocco, ' To questions regarding the French allegations came this declaration from the foreign office: "We cannot deny every rumor appearing every hour of the day. GERMANY IS WARNED PARIS. Jan. 9 The commander of the French Foreign Legion at Fez today was Instructed to muster his battalions "inreadiness for an emergency" as France Warned Germany, through the rebel Spanish govern, ment, that German Inroads In Spanish Morocco "would ant be tolerated." - ' --c T- -wr Word that Germany has stationed more than 3.000 soldiers in northwest Africa brought a speedy conference between the French army and navy high commands, resulting fn a decision Dot only to place the foreign legion on the alert, but to keep French naval maneuvers In mid-January in close proximity to apanlsh waters. ' 1'"" Two Are Charged With Robbery of Cafe in Clinton Affidavits were filed against Ernest Hooker and Van Archer today by Eaton, J. Dudley, county prosecutoi, for the alleged robbery of approximately $100 from the Del Rio cafe on New Year's Eve. The men were arrested In Terre Haute Thursday with Glenn Knox and Edith Fellows and Geneva Smith. The youths were were arrested on vehiclo taking charges and, the possession of guns after being convicted of a felony. The girl's were being held Friday on statutory charges. Carlo Fenogllo, of the Del Rio cafe, definitely Identified the men as the robbers of the cafe, according to Chief of Police cole Curry. Sheriff Allan Hennls was to go to Terre Haute today and bring Hook er and Archer back with hlra. They are to be arraigned In court Monday whenjhe January Inrm begins. NEAL RETURNED TO INDIANAPOLIS CARROLLTON. Ky.. Jan. 9 Virtus Neal !3. of Madison, Ind., arrested in a house near Eagle Station. Ky., was being returned to Indianapolis, Ind., today to face charges of killing William H Bright, 33, a druggist. Sheriff Walton Banks and three Indianapolis officers who arrested Neal said he waived extradition and confessed Implication in the shoot ing of Bright : Officers said Neal was carrying a .38 caliber pistol when arrested but offered no resistance. He was traced after Brlght's an tomobile was found stripped and abandoned at Madison, Ind.. last Sunday. A heater from the car was found at the home of Wilbur Kid- well, who gave Neal'f name to of ficers. ' Another suspect was sought by Who Face Grave V. J Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. 5 Dewey Prather Is Elected President In Meeting Friday NEWPORT, Jan. 9 Dewey Pra-Uier of Highland township was elected president of the Vermlllior County Rural Electrification Membership Corporation, to succeed Harry Newland at a meeting held Friday night at the courthouse. With winter well under way. making electrification of the fullest 'mportance, committees were appointed to begin a temporary membership drive whlcli will Include a thorough survey of those elegible for membership. Every township In the county was represented last night, and the discussion took the form of an organization meeting. January 22 was set for the date of the noxt session and it is the hope of officials to have all communities represented as well as all townships. County Agent Sumner J. Brown states that while the corporation was rather Inactive through the summer months. Interest lias grown steadily In recent weeks, and the membership Is due for a large increase. Pope Holds Gains Noted by Doctor Past Four Days VATICAN CITV. Jan. 9. Pope Plus continued to maintain the Improvement which has been noted fn his condition for four days, a Vatican bpokesman said today. The spokesman said that due to an appreciable decrease In the pain In his legs. Bwelled by varicose velnB. the pope spent a comparatively comfortable night. It was learned that the pope had wanted lo receive Cardinal Dougherty of Philadelphia and the mission he will lead to the eucharlstlc congress at Manila, but that Prof. Amantl Milan), fearing a relapse due to strain, persuaded him not to. The pope delegated Cardinal Pa ce-Ill, hlB secretary of state, to act for him. The pope Is becoming restless be cause of his enforced Inactivity and talks animatedly when he Is not working or reading. A visitor reported that, as he talked to the impe, the pope glanced ruefully at his legs and remarked "They did their duty In old days." The pone as a young man was an Internationally famous alpinist. Though the pope eata sparingly, Vatican officials take rare that a plentiful supply of food Is available from which to select his meals. Each day a Vatican truck brings fresb vegetables, milk, butter and eggs from the papal villa at Castel Gandolfo. SAFE FINALLY OPENED NEWPORT, Jan. 9 Work re turned to normal at the courthouse today as county treasurer Harry Mc- crea finally gained entrance to his safe after It had defied the efforts of an "expert" for four days. Frank Swainv solved the problem this morning with an acetylene torch. At last reports he was still busy trying to weld on the piece of door he bad cut out in order to reach in and open the safe from the inside. ( A ' 11 Commission Trouble LINTON. Ind., Jun. . Motorists traveling on stale road 4 5 northwest of here were warned today by highway signs of a one lo four-font hole In the road which resulted from a cave-In of an abandoned coal mine, under the highway. The mine had not operated since 1925. The road on which about 159 yards were sunken Into the earth will not be repaired until the entire cave-In settles, highway officials said. GROUP SEEKS TO CURB POWER OF SUPREME COURT New Dealers Meet, Plan Method for Roosevelt to Receive Action Requested in ' Recent Message WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. A powerful group of congressional and other administration backers was called into session here today to discuss means of curbing the supreme court as the first direct result of Presidont Roosevelt's message calling on the judiciary for more liberal interpretation of the constitution. At the same time, it was revealed that a congressional "anti-court bloc" may be formed with the avowed purpose of driving through legislation designed to restrict the nation's highest tribunal. Strong Group Included in the group discussing the relation between congress and the courts were such figures as Senator George Norris, veteran Independent of Nebraska; John L. Lew-Is, president' of the United Mine Workers; Jerome Frank, leading administration lawyer, and Morris Ernst, New York attorney. The group,, which embraced many administration lawyers, also Included Representative Lewis (D) of Maryland, Representative Maverick (D) of Texas, and Chairman Mc-Ninch of the federal power commis sion. ; j - Constitution Upheld Norris has Joined with President Roosevelt in holding that there is little wrong with the constitution. He Is opposed to submitting a constitutional amendment giving congress power to enact a new NRA or AAA. The "anti-court bloc," which functioned briefly last year, may be Icalled into session again by Lewis. Members of tbe group estimated that a nucleus of 75 senators and representatives could be formed to fight for anti-court bills. SECOND MEETING PLANNED MONDAY A second, and bigger, meeting to enhance the prospects for a Clinton stadium will be held at the Clinton hotel at 9 p. m. Monday, when reports will be made on suggestions put forward at the session attended last night by city officials and local business men Interested in the pro ject, '.rcr The government has agreed to furnish about $45,000 In labor to build a stadium, hut the city must find another $1,000 for materials. Everyone who has an opinion elth er pro or con on the problem and Its difficulties Is urged to attend the meeting Monday. hike interest rates on loans, accord ing tn the board. "An increase in reserve requlre- mpnta at a time when member banks hold sufficient excess reserves to meet the Increase results in mak in unavailable as a basis of credit expansion a portion of bank funds fnr which these banks are not Hna- ing a profitable outlet," the board afd. "An Increase at such a time has no Immediate effect upon the sup niv nf credit in the money market but merely limits a possible future rrnwth In this supply- The government already has sought to curb mounting bank re serves. Last August hank reserve Continued on Page 8 POLICE SEEKING TO DRIVE AWAY KIDNAP FAKERS Imposters Hamper Intense Effort to Gain Release of Charles Mattson, Missing for Thirteen Days TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 9. All law enforcement agencies in the mysterious Mattson kidnaping case combined today to drive away lm-nosters and hijackers from the S28.000 ransom bait. Negotiations between Dr. William W. Mattson, prominent Tacoma surgeon and father of missing 10-year-Old Charles, and the abductor have been hampered the past few days by efforts of Impostors to "muscle In" and snap up the money. Ada Show Fear The entrance of hijackers Into the mystery was revealed following a hint In the latest of the series of ads the physician has been running In a Seattle afternoon newspaper the meaas of communication set forth In the note the blackbearded desperado hurled to the floor of the physician's pretentious home as he fled with the boy 13 nights ago. Determination of officers to curb the cruel plans of the underworld lackals, who would take the anguished parents' money and not deliver the boy. were evident In activities of police, sheriffs and G-men throughout this part of Washington. Parents Desperate Meantime, the boy's parents, bowed In their grief, sought in any way possible tbe return of their'son. They bad the ransom money ready in bills of denominations Get forth In the ransom note, and had completed "all arrangements" detailed In subsequent notes from the desperado. They asked only these assurances: that the kidnaper give them Information that will guard them against Imposters, and be more specific In his Instructions as to how and When the ransom Is to be paid. THE TKMl'KRATI'RK By The Cllntonlan thermometer: 8 a. m.. 22; noon, 28. The remaining passengers and the driver were brought Into Cedar Cltf by automobile after ranchers with teams and two sleighs carried them to Pinarravllle. Five of the passengers were women. So intense has been the storm which sent temperatures tumbling below sero all through Utah that hotels are crowded with motorists. The bus passengers were accommo dated In hotels and private homes. One passenger. R. M. Ramsey of Wray, Colo., was unable to get a room. He sat in a hotel lobby and said he was thankful for even that comfort. "I've been through a lot of blii Continued on Page 6 Federal Board Expected fo Raise Legal Reserve Requirements for Member Banks fo Avoid Inflation Bus Slides Off Road; Snowbound For 24 Hours; 16 Aboard Safely Rescued by Ranchers With Sleighs WASHINGTON. Jan. 9. The federal reserve board hinted strongly today that it shortly will Increase legal reserve requirements of member banks as an additional safeguard against credit inflation. Through a nationwide survey, the board found all types of banks country, city and central possessing reserves considerably in excess of legal requirement. LateBt tabulations showed excess funds of banks to be $2,010,000,000. This money has a potential credit expansion of more than $15,000,000,000. liaising of reserve requirements. which means increasing the amount that banks must set aside to assure their deposits, will not upset the prevailing "easy" money market or CEDAR CITY. Utah, Jan. 9 Fifteen passengers and the driver of a big Burlington Lines bus reached civilisation and safety early today after a 24-hour siege In the winter's worst blitzard. The bus stalled in heavy snowdrifts south of here about 2 a. m., yesterday. ' The only 111 effects among the group were miKor eases of frost bite, mild exposure snd considerable nervousness. 1 ii'rw; Three men of the party who Btrurk out Into the blinding storm yesterday were safe at Plntura, Utah, a village about midway along the 6 4 -mile stretch of road between Cedar City and St. George. authorities.

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