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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER unsettled tonight snd Hided change Id TVrTV. S-T-jlTW Showld fa IWs to Htoirm Jam DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5:30 P. M. Phone 41 or I IT and cony will be brought to juu ml out. Price Three CenU Clinton, Indiana, Tuesday, January 12, 1937 Volume 25 Number 55 More Soldiers Are Germany Faes Crisis Over Spanish Situation -NJJTTT! i V ft : ' past warsMp Government Offers $10,000 for Bend Who Murdered Boy WASHINGTON. Jan. 12 i'l'-si dent Roosevelt took personal cliartJi of the federal drive lo aprehend (he kidnap murderer of Charl-s Maltaui today and a $10,000 reward for information leading to capture of lh criminal was offered by the federal government. Announcement of the $10,000 reward was made by Attorney General Homer S. Cummings after a person-I conference with tbe president re- CLAY ON CHILD'S BODY FURNISHES CLUE IN SEARCH Hundred Join Biggest Manhunt in Northwet' History to Track Down Slayer of Charles Mattson FRIENDS DISCUSS LYNCHING PLAN5 TACOMA. WaBh.. Jan. 1!. Blue clay rlinglng lo the frozen fingers and face of kidnaped and murdered Charles Mattson. whose body was found yesterday, furnished O-men their must tangible clue today a they and hundreds of other peace officers and enraged citizens joined in the most Intensive manhunt the northwest ever has known. At Ilia same time there was re-ported here a startling throw-hack to the days of the old west an asserted plan by friends of (he slain 10-year-old boy's family to visit summary mining camp Justice on the black-bearded desperado who spirited the boy Into the night last Dec. 27 and then bashed In his head and tossed his nude body Into the snow near Everett, 65 miles north of here, where it was found by a rabbit hunter. Clay Gets Attention The federal men concentrated on clay, which does not appear in the vicinity of the spot where the boy's body was discovered, In the belief that if they can find that peculiar blue clay soil they will know where the boy was held and murdered and be at once on the track of the fiendish slayer. liJIaVI' I nV 1 hi BILBAO Despite the bold front which Chancellor Hitler has put up In regards to the Spanish situation, recent developments have created something of a dilemma for the Nazi Fuehrer. Sympathies of several countries in central Europe have been swinging away from Germany toward France. The accord with Japan seems less significant than at first in view of Toklo's cool attitude. And Italy's recent agreement with Great Britain Indicates that Mussolini may not be putting ail his eggs In a Nad basket. All of which leaves Hitler playing rather a lone hand in continuing the policy inflated tvNm he ordered German warships to the Spj north coast after the alleged seizure of a Nazi freighter. Being Mobilized to Stop Flint Trouble LANKINO. Mich., Jan. 12 Acting lo curb further bloodshed In the into strike situation In Flint, Col lohn S. Itersey announced today (hat between 1.000 and 1.500 members of the 120th Inlantry consulting of 19 companies, were being mobilized in (irand Rapids. They have been called from Adrian, Coldwater. Kalamazoo. Holland t;raud Haven. Muskegot, Big Rar ids, and Ionia, he said, and wen being held at I he Orand Rapid armory, pending further Instrur tlons from Cov. Frank Murphy. ARMED TRUCE IN FLINT FOLLOWS STRIKE BATTLES Ten Officers Among Those Hurt as General Motors Workers Fight With Police in Streets of City HOSPITAL STILL HOLDS THIRTEEN FLINT. Mich., Jan. 12. Some semblance of order returned to this strike-ridden city at dawn today as grim national guardsmen, mobilized by Gov. Frank Murphy, stood ready to prevent repetition of the riotous battles of last night between police and General Motors strikers during which 14 persons were shot, scores tear-gassed and between 40 and 50 slugged and knifed. Old Trouble The scries of fights which began in Fisher body plant No. 2 after the heat was turned off on some 200 sit-down strikers, marked the first gun play since labor troubles bit General Motors late last year, throwing about 28,000 of the 40,-000 CM employes here out of work, and a foul of 112.000 in the nation. Ambulance, shuttling back snd forth from the battlefield a half mile area In the city streets carted all told 24 victims to Hurley hos-(I onllnui'd on l'ae 8) LOCAL MASONS WILL BE HOSTS Election of officers will be held at a meeting of the Western Indiana Royal Arch Masons Association at the Clinton Chapter in South Main street Friday January 15 at 7:30 p. m. Surrounding towns which include Terre Haute, Sullivan, Jesonvllle, Linton, Greencastle will be represented at this meeting and at least i0 out-of-town visitors are expected Most excellent masters degree will be conferred by the association and all Clinton members are urgently requested to attend. TWO HURT AT MINE MONDAY Two men sustained minor injurle at the Universal mine yesterday. Charles Carruthers. of Rosedale. sustained a crushed third finger on his right hand In a fall of slate. Mike Purmalis. of Blanford. In Jured his hright hand yesterday In the fall of a trolley pole. They were treated at a local doe tor's office and then removed ti their homes. The frontier justice move was reported by s prominent T&coma citizen who sat in the living room of bis pretentious home and discussed lynching with an International News Service correspondent . and five other persons in these words; "We're all set to take care of this . M-?irho .smashed Charles' face Continued on Page S) ROOSEVELT ASKS VAST POWER IN REORGANIZATION Special Message Proposes Broad Move to Place Government Operations Nearer White House NEW POSTS FOR CABINET SOUGHT WASHINGTON, Jan. 1J Presl-ent Roosevelt today proposed to ingress a sweeping reorganization r government that would leave him tn his own words as the one anager of the executive branch ider constitutional provision. The ectorate. he said, would determine hether a good Job was being done. In a special message and a vol-minous report, he recommended: . Creation of two new depart-artment of social welfare" snd lie "department of public works"; Assistants Requested 2, Appointment of "sii high-grade executive assistants" to the president who could give him con-itant advice and Information in "dealing with the regular departments and agencies"; 3, Abolition of the present clv-fl service commission In favor of a "civil service administrator" appointed by the president who will put government workers on "a career basis and a merit system" with higher salaries for those found deserving and making them permanent If they pass "a special noncompetitive examination"; Auditor Proponed 4, Abolition of "the confused and Ineffective office" of comptroller general and substitution of an "auditor general" who will merely make Independent annual audits, leaving questions of "spending policy" first up to the attorney general and then to congress Itself, and 6. Placement of the more than 100 separate Independent agencies. (Continued on Page 8) Centenay P. T. A. Enjoys Program In Last Meeting A meeting of tbe Centenary P.-T. A. was held at the schoolhouse in Centenary last Friday night. On the program committee were Mrs. Hazel Taylor. Mrs. Edgar Low-ry and Mrs. Simon Turchl. and on the refreshment committee were Mrs. John Stella and Mrs. Charles Louden. Mrs. Taylor presented s paper entitled "Honesty": community singing of "America, the Beautiful" snd "Flow Cently Sweet Afton" wss en-Joyed; Frances Cleghorn, accompanied at the piano by ber mother. Mrs. Aaron Cleghorn. played "Mar-lone" on the violin; a song snd Up dance number was presented by Barbara June Turchi; "Mexlcall Rose" and "Bury Me Out on the Prairie" guitar and song numbers were given by Virginia Zamberlet-tl and Constance Craddle with Mrs. Craddle as pianist: "Springtime In Venice." a piano solo was played by Pose Mary Fortl; and the program was ended by the singing of "Yankee Doodle." Following the program, bingo was played. The meeting i the second Friday In March. rill be tlficatlon. The proposed amend ment meanwhile nas lain n many alate capitals, with the resident last week orging gorer--ors to speed Its ratification. There was strong support for a 'egtslallve effort to solve tbe prob--m. Foes of child labor regarded he supreme court's decision, upholding the Sumners-Ashurst antl-irlson goods law. as pointing out a roper method for outlawing child labor. Advocates of a constitutional mendment 'were sharply divided ,ver the phraseology of any pro-osed amendment. Broadest, of-ered by Senator Ashurst (D) of rizona. would give congress the weeping authority to regulate all labor, commerce, industry and iiislness." -f s v arding what Mr. Koosevell cliarae erlzed as "this ghastly crime." mfftingTelT to talk over STADIUM PLAN proximately $6,000 Needed to Secure Government Grant for Project Under Discussion ANOTHER PARLEY ARRANGED TODAY ' .Mayor Clyde M. Zi'ik led a meet lug at the Clinton hotel last night in the Interests of securing a new stadium for the city. If sufficient cash, estimated at aproxlmatel) . .6.000. can be raised to supplement materials now on hand to be recov ered from the old Central school building when It is torn down soon, the city will secure a federal grant of more than $44,000 for payment of labor used in building the stadium. Superintendent of Schools E. C. Boyd, along with B. C. Huffman Dr. I. D. White, and others, were to meet this afternoon to talk over the possibility of the school city borrowing the necessary funds. Big HtasHls Planned As planned the stadium would be constructed on school city owned property Just east of Bportland Park and would seat from 3.000 to 3,500 spectators. Arrangements would be made to allow increase of seating capacity to a maximum of 6.000 If necessary. A brick wall four feet In height (Continued on Page 8) ONE INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT One person is in the hospital and another in the Parke county jail In Kockvllle as the result of a collision on State Road 41 between Clinton and Lyford yesterday afternoon. Joe Draper of Bloomlngdale is In the hospital with cuts about the head, but his Injuries are not furious. James Alexander, also of Bloomlngdale. with whom Draper was riding, collided with A. V. Campbell of Terre Haute. Alexander was arrested on charges filed against him by Campbell for driving while Intoxicated, according to State Officer Raymond Foltr. He was to be tried today. FIRE DAMAGES TRUCK Considerable damage was done to a truck' belonging to J. C. Easter of 1 427 South Fifth street about 7:40 p. m. yesterday when It caught oo fire. The fire was extinguished br the local fire department. administered by the stale. The fed eral government merely assist by levying a nation-wide pay roll lax designed to encourage enactment of slate unemployment laws by remov ing competitive disadvantages which might otherwise be suffered by em ployers In states with unemployment insurance. "Both old age benefits and unem nloyment insurance are financed through payments made by employ ers and employes. Tbe former, how ever, provide for annuities In old age. together with some measure of protection to an employe's family in case of death, while uenmploymeot insurance will provide funds for eligible jobless individuals regardless of age. Cnemployment benefits will be payable after April 1, 1HJ8." CeiMiimed w l'jfe 0) Women Are Given Invitation to Go To WPA Classes All women are Invited to attend the adult WPA home economic classes at their regular meeting places, according to Mrs. June King, supervisor, of Bt. Bernlce. A joint meeting and exhibit of the the classes will be held in the St. Bernlce high school Thursday, January 21. at 7 p. HI. at liiih time Mrs. Mitchell, supervisor of Terre Haute, will demonstrate the making of artificial flowers. Mabel 8 Combs, district supervisor, of Terre Haute, will give an address on a current subject. In the home economics classes knitting, crocheting, cut work, glow glass painting, needle point weaving, woodwork, all sorts of home art work, home management, and cooking and sewing are the subjectr taught. The classes will meet in Falrview In the school building on Wednes day from 1 p. m. to 4 p. m, at the school building In Blanford on Wednesday from m. m. until p. m.. at Jonestown os Thursday at the Legion hall from I p. m. until 4 p. m., and In St. Hemic on Friday In the high school building from I p. m until 4 p. m. JCAM DC Wit SARCCLOMA MADRID Vi.eNCiafc-" I Trouble sone HITLER WILLING TO STOP AIDING SPANISH REBELS Feuhrr Seed's Guarantee From Britain That Reds Will Halt Intervention for Loyalists IONDON. Jan. 1 2 Labor oppositionists, charging that Britain's rule against enlistments for Bpaln amounted lo intervention on behair of the rebels, today planned to contest Its legality when the house of commons reassembles next week. HF.HLIN. Jan. 12 Adolf Hitler Is willing to halt the outflow of German men and war material to Spain, but he must be guaranteed, preferably by Britain that Reds of all countries will be prevented, by force If necessary, from assisting Madrid directly or Indirectly. That Is the state of mind in which the Reichsinuebrer today is framing Germany's answer to the British note calling for Individual bans on Spanish volunteers by all countries involved. Kven though army and navy leaders fold Hitler that the service divisions bad had enough of the (Spanish adventure, reliable sources said Hitler is approaching the Rpanlsh problem guaid-dly and. whatever advice bis entourage gives him. he will not rush Into commitments without iion-clad safeguards. t'.WHK COM KM IV WAR MADRID. Ian. 12 - Halting tem porarily the war's most wanton hloodrhcd. both sides In the conflict today consolidated their positions northwest of Madrid after, accord ing to official statements here, a (Continued on Page H) LYDAY HONORED WITH BAR POST Mark Lyday was elected president -if the Vermillion County Bar Asso ciation at a meeting held In Newport yesterday. Maynard Wiggins. of Newport. was elected secretary treasurer; and Homr Ingram, of Newport, vice-president of the district bar association. Mr. Ingram replaces Mr. Lyday, who formerly held this office. Mrs. Barton S Aikman offered to he club pictures of former Judges and prominent meniiiers of the bar that had belonged to her husband the late Judge Aikman. These were accepted and plans are being made to ham these Dictures and those of all future judges in th court room Addison Foltz Dies At County Hospital; Funeral Wednesday Following an illness of about two months, Addison S. Foltz, 63, of west of the city, died at the Vermillion County hospital at 7 P- "i- Monday. Clair Foltz. who d'ed on December 7. following an appendectomy, was a son. Survivors are the widow, Clara; one daughter, Meda, at home; the mother, Mrs. Louisa Foltz. of U. R 2; two brothers Solon Foltz, of K fl. 2. and Claude Foltz. of It. It. 3; and one sister Mrs. Fred Myers, of R. R. 3. ' Funeral Services will be held from the Prist funeral home Wednesday at 2 P '" H. Wagner in charge with Rev. H Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Three Accidents Today on Curve; 4 Persons Hurt Three accidents ore u red at pre- clsely the same ulace on 1 h-l .j.,v ut the curve near Raccoon Hoi low and four persons were Injured The ..avement was wet and slippery Welton Richburg, 61. land Park. Ill , sustained of High a broken nose, cuts aboul the crushed chest. Delia Devorak. 22 head and a was injured about Hie face and head and tlx lit'llt I'g. Mrs. Richburg, 59. sustained a broken right aim. Thcv were taken to the Vermll- lion county hospital. They were driving souib when the ice caused the car to skid and they ran Into a ditch. car was badly damaged. Three nnaren. who were also occupants of the car. waoed wilhoiit Injury. B. J. Boyd of Ashlat.d City. Tenn.. sustained cut about the head wncn the car in which he was riding with his son. L. J., and daughter. Christine, ran into a ditch. They were also driving south. The ear, which was driven by the son. was badly damaged. Frank Sherman of Poniiac, Mich crashed Into the rear of the truck owned by Kdward Hinote of Rock ville and just as the car spun around, he Clashed into the side of the truck, according to fi'ate Of ficers R F. England and R. H Con nelly. Hie truck was badly dam aged. THK TKMPF.RATl ltF. By The Clintonian thermometer-a. Bi., 20; noon, 20, JUDGES CHOOSE WINNERS TODAY AT GRAIN SHOW Three Thousand Attend Classes at Annual Agricultural Conference Held at Purdue LAFAYETTE, Ind.. Jan. 12. Judging in the Indiana state corn and small grain show proceeded today while approximately 3.000 farm men and women participated in peclallsed classes offered In the an nual agriculture conference. Eleven sectional meetings on ag-Iciilliiral subjects ranging from beekeeping to forestry, poimry ami horticulture, were held during th-; day. Ceremony Held Formal services were tuld In Elir.a Fowler hall paying irinuie i Mrs. Virginia C. Meredith, first woman lo be a trustee of Purdue university, who died last month. Speakers at the memorial services Included President Edward c. M"-nit of Purdue; Lillian Murphy. South Bend, for the Virginia C. Meredith club, organization of Pur due co-eds: Mrs. ejeorge W. Jaoua. Winchester, for the Indiana federation of clubs; Mrs. Elmer Waters, South Bend, for the Indiana Home Economics association; Karl E Roli-bins, for (he Indiana Livestock (Couiinurd on Page FORMER CLINTON RESIDENTS HURT Ben Brhiill. general manager of the Blnkley Coal company probities, and Mrs. Schull. of Terr Haute, formerly of Clinton, are re. covering iu the SI. Francis hospital In Miami Beach, Fla , from Injuries sustained In an auto accident there Sunday evening. They were retried to have sus-taine lacerations and possible head injuries, when the car in which they were passengers had a collision. PLEA ENTERED BY MRS. DANCY NEWPORT. Jan. 12. Mrs. Mary Dancy pleaded not guilty in circuit court Monday to a charge of voluntary manslaughter. Her bond was set at $1,000, and It was expected that her attorney. Frank R. Miller. would arrange her release on bond some time today. Mis Dsncy. police say. admitted the New Years day shooting of Frank Helegda. who died the fol lowing Sunday, lAEI Congressmen Privately Talk Over State Unemployment Compensation Law Is Outlined in Calendar Form Possible Meihods to Abolish Child Labor; Amendment Bloc Proposed To Cuide Procedure of Employers WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Mem bers of congress were privately debating today federal action to stamp out child labor and to regulate the hours and wages of labor. There was Increased talk -of submitting a constitutional amendment, giving these powers to congress, de spite President Roosevelt's suggestion that legislative remedies be tried first. One group of liberals proposed creation of an amendment bloc in both house and senate to force action. Sponsors of the amendment plan were aware of the difficulties ahead of their movement. They realized an anti-child labor amendment w submitted to the states 'In June 1924. and has not yet been ratified Indeed, some of the slates which st first ratified it. later revoked thir INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 1? Pro-' ceiinre for einulovers iu complying with the Indiana L'uemploynieut compensatioB law was outlined in calendar form today by the state unemployment compensation division. Going back to January 1, ItZi. effective date of the federal unemployment insurance pay roll tax established by the social security act. the calendar explains the filing of state contribution reports and tbe subsequent deduction of state contributions from the federal tax. It was pointed out by Clarence A. Jackson, director of the division, that unemployment insurauce is distinct from the old g benefits provided in tbe social security act. "Old age benefits." he said, "are administered by Tbe federal govern- menl. raeanployajieat insurance is i . '1

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