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f Mioald Tw fW to IRe Tow DAILY CLINTONIAN by B:W P. M. llione 41 or I IT and a ropy will be bruugtit to you ml uuw, THE DAILY CLINTONIiS-v WEATHER Generally fair tonight and Tuea da; rising temperature tonight. -f- Volume 25 Number 54 Clinton, Indiana, Monday, January 11, 1937 Price Three Cent Discussing Jersey Politics? NEW GOVERNOR x V COUNTRY LOOKS TO WASHINGTON 111 GM BATTLES Moroccan Invasion By Germany Denied By Spanish Rebels Wabash Cains Ten Inches Here in 24 Hours; Still Rising At 7:34 . in. today the Wabash river showed a rise litre of ten niches since yesterday at 7:30 a, in. tt the railroad bridge and today it was still risiiig. Yesterday the depth ifad 20 feet but showed a gain of a inches bday. i Ou the fcast wde of the river wa I 4 Holding the Bag? V' V - ' ''' ' " ' j I - " K ) L -Jil F---r-.--..n ; : f U VI . wiii rv ' i it tnrTi airiiisasaTsMai naWaursw n ium Ktphen Karl v New Jerseys political situation may well have been the topic of rtiHi'uasuin of Stephen Early, presidential secretary, iefi, and Senator Harry Moore of New Jersey, right, when they held an Informal con-ferem in the capltol in view of reports that Moore would run for ;owernoj this year to reclaim New Jersey gubernatorial for the Democrats. TAKES REINS IN INDIANA TODAY M. Clifford Townsend Placed in Control at Indianapolis; Presents Outline of General Plans STATE HOUSE IS FILLED FOR RITE INDIANA J'OLIK, lud.. Jan. 11 Modestly slid wltti uopreradeuled m; illicit)-, M. Clifford Towitsvud bHc&nie governor of liidiftnu todsy. Before a crowd of 3,00(1 persons wbo jammed the state house rotunds, Townsend took the oath of of-fic and delivered a brief address outlining in general his official )ol-li'ies. A few miuules before, Henrj F. Stari:ker, of Knox, was Inaugurated ss lieutenant governor, a post which Townsend relinquished. Without oratorical pyrotechnics, but with impressive earnestness, overnor Townsend pledged his administration would uphold the hands of President Roosevelt in his plea for the "more abundant life." Prugrem Pledged "We have decided for the more abundant life," Townsend declared. 'From this there will be no retreat. "The abundant life means more than a guarantee of food and shel ter. It means escape from the constant worry and fear that comeft froinj Insecurity. It means that men shall not be haunted by the spectacle of Impoverished age. It titans safety for families. It means that -we will leave the laws of the 'ungle for those of civlliiatiou, In our human relationships. It means hat we will give a new answer to that age-old question, 'Am I my brother's keeper'?" Governor Townsend withheld devilled outline of bis proposals, because be soon VW speak before Jthe "lembers of the general assembly, who today swelled the Inaugural (Continued on Itage ) Chicago Bandits Take Cash From Forty Employes rHICAOO. Jan. 11. Holding 40 employes at gunpoint, fire robbers early today Invaded the basement of I lie Chicago stadium and rifled the concessionaire's offiee of $3,000 to $4,000. The money represented receipts from last night's food sales at the Hlackhawk-Maple Leaf hockey game nd the tennis match between Ells worth Vines and Fred Perry on Sat urday. The raid was staged with perfect precision after the erowd had departed and the huge stadium was occupied only by employes of the concessionaire. Duping a watchman into opening one of the locked street entrances, one of the gunmen forced his way t)8ide and the rest of the fan; fol lowed. They raced downstairs and caught (lie crowd of workers checking ac- ounts completely by surprise. One f the 20 salesgirls fainted as the masked crew appeared with leveled revolvers and shotguns. The bandits held command of the suite of rooms for 10 minutes while the leader emptied the cash drawer. t: nd searched for additional cash. SERVICES HELD FOR JOHN HELT Funeral services were held ou Tuesday, January 6. for John Helt of Cay City, formerly a resident of Kuirvlew, according to information obtained today. The exact cause of Mr. Helt's death was not known, al- hougb he had been suffering from in abscessed liver. Immediate survivors are his wife, wo daughters. Miss Velma and Miss Geneva both at home, and a brother, Harley Baughn, also of Clay fity. LOCAL LODGE TO HAVE CEREMONY Installation services will be conducted this evening by the members of the Odd Fellows lodge at the hall nn South Main street, 7:30 p. m. THK TKM.PERATTKE By The Clintontan thermometer: S a, ffi , 30; noon, 31. Martin Expected to Make Appeal to Roosevelt as AttempU of Murphy, Dewey Prova Futile ANOTHER PLANT MAY SHUT DOWN DETROIT, Jan. 1 1 With the scene of action shifting toward Washington, Showdown wek started today in the auto strike situation as week -end events presaged a probable course of action by General Mo ors and the United Auto VorKr Union, antagonists in a battle which lias checked a nation admittedly madd for a rosier economic statu--in J937. Rpport.s Homer Martin, beKpectae Vd 34-year-old head of the CAW would appeal directly to President Roosevelt to take a hand were give" redence today by Mart in 'a ref iibh 1 to comment. His silence was taken as indication Martin -planned such action on the heels of a break-down In mediation efforts 1y Gov. Frank Murnhv and James F. Dewey, federal conciliator. Another Ktrihe pVared Possibility of another "sympathy strike" designed by union ' strategists to force General Motors into a , formal parley ou collective bargain ing, also loomed with anuouncenieir workers of the Fleetwood division of General Motors here would hold a mass meeting tomorrow. Fleetwood supplies bodies to the Cadillac plant where 5.000 went Jobless 1 ast Thursday after several hundred men sat down in a "sympathy strike" at the call of the union. The relief load, heightened bv layoffs in General Motors and allied plants as a result of shortages due to strikes, meanwhile headed toward a JC.fOO.OOO weekly cost with prospects at least 300.000 pay checks will be cut off altogether, and close to a half-million reduced by the end of the week. CLUB PLANNING JOINT SERVICES Officers of the One-Half Century club and Ladies Auxiliary completed rehearsals yesterday afternoon in preparation for .joint installation services to be held in the Odd Fellows hall at 213 South Main street Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p. m. The public is cordially invited to attend this meeting, and following t he ceremon ies an entertainment will be given. The committee in charge urgently requests that all otficers-elect and others participating in the installation ceremonies be at the hall by 6:46 p. m. MRS. ROBERTS DIES ON SUNDAY Mrs. Bessie M. Roberts, widow of the late Frank T. Roberts, died yes terday afternoon at the Indians state soldiers' home In Lafayette. There are no close relatives surviving. Mr. Roberts died in September. The body was brought to the Frist funeral home this afternoon where funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow. Burial will be Iu Walnut Crove cemetery. OPEN MEETING WILL BE HELD Every Clinton citizen who has an opinion to express on the plans for a proposed Clinton stadium to be financed by the WPA and the city, is urged to attend a meeting that will be held at the Clinton hotel at 8 p. m. today, Mayor Clyde M. Zink announced this afternoon. The city must raised several thousand dollars to meet Rn agreement approved by the government, which Is prepared to spend amost (45,000 on the project. THIEVES FOILED AT DRUG STORE An attempt was made to break into the Niuth street drug store Saturday night. The person had taken the quarter round from one side of the glass door, and a screw driver was found. It is believed he was frightened away by Harry Sizemore, local Ambassador Ordas Keported to be "holding the bag" and one containing $9.000.000 Felix Gordon Ordaa, Spanish ambassador to Mexico, is in Washington with a credit reputed to be that amount, but finds himself unable to carry out his mission of purchasing war munitions be ef the congressional ' -bargo. REBELS RENEW ATTACKS UPON MADRID TODAY Non -Combatants Flee by Hundreds as Insurgents End One-Day Lull With Artillery, Infantry Drive MADRID, Jan. llAfter a brief one-day lull which ended seven days of incessant bombardment, the rebel forces besieging Madrid renewed their attack upon the capital today with infantry and artillery drives in the Arvana and University City sectors. As the big insurgent guns were pounding the capital, more than 1,800 women and children evacuated the city for southern cities and comparative safety. Fifteen hundred more non-combatants were to leave during the day. The renewed attack ended, at 'east for the moment, hopes that the insurgents had spent themselves, when the week-old bombardment ceased yesterday, some loyalists (Continued on Pujge 6) CRAFT CLASSES GREAT SUCCESS Crnf classes of metal beating and etching, supervised by Cloyd Smith. which were held Wednesday night at Columbia center met with great success. The attendance was far greater than was expected and consisted entirely of adults. Several attractive plaques which can he used in the home were made at this first meeting. The metal etching class will meet every Tuesday and the metal pouring class Friday at 7 p. m. Other Nation Skeptical of French Charges; Russia Delays Agreement BRITAIN RUSHES VESSELS SOUTH French charges of a Orman mil itary Invasion of Spanish Morocco in contravention of International treaties met with denials from Spanish rebel leaders today a well as skepticism In Indon and elsewhere. The British foreign office took the view the charges were greatly exaggerated, while In Berlin the government professed Indignation and hinted at a diplomatic demarche against France as a "disturber of European peace." Meanwhile, Great Britain's move Id clamping down a unilateral ban on enlistment of British volunteers in Spain was followed by indications France would Immediately follow suit. The move was hailed In Italy aa a gallant gesture, but there was no sign Rome and Berlin would cooperate unless Soviet Russia first agrees to do likewise. In this connection, Moscow was learned to be framing a note to Britain refusing to Join In a "one sided agreement" regarding volun teers and insisting upon establish-ment of an effective control system possibly In the form of an international blockade, as the first neces sary step. 13NDON, Jan. II. Press dispatches appearing in London newspapers today recorded the greatest peace-time concentration of British naval and military commanders in Clbraltar -since the Anglo-Italian Anglo-Italian tension during tlx Ethiopian war. Four admirals and two generals are available at the Gibraltar fortress for Britain. Dedication Rites for New Gym Are Planned Thursday Dedication ceremoittes for Clinton's recently-constructed gymnasium will be held Thursday night, Jan. 14, Earl Boyd, superintendent of schools, announced today. A. L. Trester, I H. S. A. A. chief, will head the list of principals who are scheduled to take part in a short program to be held following the Brazil-Clinton basketball game at 7 p. ni. The Wildcats were booked to meet the Clay county courtmen Friday evening, but since Trester could not appear at that time, Thursday was derided upon for both the contest and the dedicatory rites, which will be neither long nor elaborate. No curtain-raiser will be played since the Clinton reserves are competing in a B team tournament at St. Bernice. 'Many school officials throughout the state have been invited for the event, which will mark the formal opening of the building. Local teachers and students will guide visitors about the structure. No admission will be charged those who choose to miss the game and attend only the program afterward. A large turnout Is greatly desired Thursday night, particularly since local school officials are bending every effort to secure a regional basketball tournament for Clinton this year. YATES SERVICES ARE HELD TODAY ROCKVILLE, Jan. 11 Funeral services for Sheridan Yates, 73. who died at his home here at 12:45 Saturday afternoon, were held at 2 p. m. today from the residence. Burial was In Rockvllle Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, nine children the mother, a sister, and three brothers. DR. CASEY TO GIVE ADDRESS 'The Social Security Act" will be " presented by Dr. Ott Casey at the regular meeting of the Exchange club Thursday, promptly at noon. By paying the regular dinner fee the public may attend the meeting. ter wax in the bottoms and Sunday stood at an even level with the new road at the viaduct. On the west nide the first level of the terracing had been reached. WOULD INCREASE PLANNED BUDGET Lewis, Better Lead Group That Seeks More Expenditures Than F. D. R. Ha Outlined WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 Deei- sion of a congressional bloc to seek a permanent PWA with an initial &tii0, 00 0.000 appropriation, coming ou the heels of demands for bigger relief outlays, today further threatened President Roosevelt's budget balancing program. The outcry in congress 'for greater spending, which followed Mr. Roosevelt's presentation of his budget with a promise of balancing it iu the next year, caused administration leaders to consider a counter eonomv drive. J Senator Lewis of Illinois, democratic whip of the senate, and Rep, Belter (D) of New York,. Joined tn a proposal to make the PWA Dermanent organization. The bud-"et called tor but fl0.000.0"00 for administrative expenses. "We will introduce bills which eek for a permanent PWA with $200,000,000 additional funds,' (fViaifinued on Paje 6) Federal Project For Women Has Begun in Clinton 'Housekeeping Aid." & new proj ect which will employ about ten women, has been approved and begun In Clinton. The object of the aid is to provide free home assistance in housework and caring for children in the homes of the needy, where the housewife is totally or partially unable to attend to her work because of ill health. The work Is to be done by women from the public relief rolls. The salaries of women working on this project, which is sponsored by Dr. Odell Archer, township trustee, are paid from federal funds just as in other federal projects. Mrs. Andrew Johnson is supervisor of the new project and anyone needing aid may call the relief office, S04, or County 915-12. GROSS TAX DUE ON JANUARY 30 All employes receiving more than $1.(100 a year must file a state gross income tax return, which Is dun Jan. 30. Payment on this tax, which has been in effect since May, 193S, is at the rate of 1 per cent. Persons, who file quarterly returns must bring their copies, so that the t mount can be deducted from the tax now due. pabitr likely candidates for buc- cession. High Vatican sources support repeated reports mentioning the two American cardinals as possible successors to the present pontiff with the statement: "If for any reason the next pope is not an Italian, he is certain to be an Ametlcan." At lea ft this is the first time In the memory of Vatican functionaries -that officials, discreetly voiced (hough It is, have expressed themselves in favor of an American successor to the Holy See. The financial difficulty lack of ready cash in which the Vatican is authoritatively reported to find it (Cuntiiaued on Page 8) GRIEF-STRICKEN PARENTS AGAIN TO MAKE PLEA Mattson Still Hoping for Return of Son; Authorities Fear Ten-Year-Old Child May Be Dead TACOMA, Waslu Jiiu. 11 Weary and wracked with grief, ih-parents of Charh's Mattson today considered a filial plea to the black-bearded desperado who carried their 10-year-old sou into the night and left only a note demanding $28,000 ransom. As the tragic mystery entered its third week, Dr. William W. Matt-son, well known Tacoma surgeon, planned an appeal Ue hoped would break the kidnaper's silence and perhaps lead to the rn tease of hffi son if the latter still lives. Father Has Hogie- "We've done" -about everything anyone could do," said the surseou. "But we won't give up yet. There must be some means of persuadinr: this man to take the ransom and let us have Charles." The boy's mother would only say: "We want our boy back so very much." A pprohenston mounted ro pid ly ( Continued on I'ar 41) COOKBOOKS WILL BE EXCHANGED Among the first Clinton cookbooks distributed in the city by the women of the Presbyterian church several were found which contained a numiber of blank pages. If there is anyone who has a buol of that kind and who will return it to The Daily Clinton.au office, a complete book will be received in exchange. 71 ji Senator Harry MoorefE 4 , Attorneys Convene For January Term Of Newport Court NEWPORT, Ind., Jan. 11. Attorneys from the various towns in Vermillion County and adjoining counties were present at the .court room today for the first day of the January term of court. The civil, criminal, estate and juvenile dockets were raited and cases to be tried during this term will be given a def-uute -date Friday. Sheriff Allen Hen i us appointed Albert Williamson of Newport as jury bailiff for the grand and petit juries during the January term. Judge G. Edward Bingham appointed J. 15. Broad y of Newport as court bailiff for the January term of court. Several Accident Reports Received During Weekend Several accidents were reported tu police over the weekend. Frank Muzzarelli damaged his car considerably when he struck a mule at Geneva last night. The animal was owned by George Pierce, M. M. Meeker, of Ft. Wayne, collided with Frank Nagel at the "Y" this morning, when his car skidded. Louis Carso., of North Ninth street, and Mrs, Krnest Reed, of North Main street, collided on North Ninth street Saturday. Both cars were damaged, but no one was injured. Frank Pepella was treated at Dr. Green's office in St. Bernice as a result of injuries sustained when Koliln's coal truck collided with his car. The ear belonging to Harry Side-man, of Chicago, was badly damaged when it crashed into the guard railing near Raccoon bridge on Road 41. ' ' t ne event were present at the morning session while the afternoon was devoted to instructive talks and discussions for the benefit of counfj sanitation supervisors and their san itarians. A spaghetti luncheon was served to the many guests at uoon at the Roma hotel .where music was supplied by the WPA dance orchestra and a program was presented. Dance numbers were gwen by Madeline Bibicb. Sammy Bridwell and the Payton sisters, and William McM '.-lau presented a reading. The local sanitation project, under the direction of Andy Kutth has one of the most complete plants in the state. Workers there are equipped to construct concrete sanitary units. In operation since March. 1934. the local project has built and established 1.435 sanitary toilets in Vermillion county. , s Attendance Here for All -Day Meeting of Ninth District Heads Associated With Sanitation Work Two American Cardinals Seen as Likely Candidates for High Post Held by Pius as Hope Dwindles Clinton was host Saturday for one of the largest aud most successful district meetings of WPA officials ever held in the state of Indiana when more than fifty officials of the sanitation department aud the division of operation convened at the local sanitation project's plant for an all-day session. Kconomy of operation and a better balance of work classification were the points stressed by state officials who spoke to the county sanitation project supervisors, assembled at the offices on North Ninth street. Addresses were heard from Carl King. C. B. McDargTi, H. W. Jackson. E. L. Hollander. H. J Hyer. E. B. Turpin Fred AVither-spoon. C. R. Lents and J. L. Gos-horn. as well as from each county supervisor handling sanitation. All those who came to Clinton foi VATICAN CITY, Jan. 11. Although admitted in even the most pro-American Vatican circles to be remote, the possibility arose today that the next pope may be an American. With typical Roman realism in Vatican matters, discreet speculation as to who will eventually succeed to the throne of St. Peter is frequently heard as hope dwindles that Pope Pius XI can long survive bis critical illness. Romans whose frequently voiced motto, "Se muord un papa se ne fa u n altro' "If the pope dies we will create another" mention Patrick Cardinal Hayes, archbishop of New York, and William Cardinal O'Con-uell, archbishop of Boston, as "Pa-

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