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January 14, 1937

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1 THE DAILY ClLlNTONIA Shoald T F0 to Heerava Tow DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5:80 P. M. Phon 41 or I IT and a copy will be brought to you at once. TV T WEATHER sntNed tonight snd Friday; jktPM'. tonight. ! : Price Three Cent Clinton, Indiana, Thursday, January 14, 1937 Volume 25 Number 57 Judith Allen, Movie Actress, Ready for Non Fighting Mate HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 14. Rcantl fill Judith Allen of the films ml Program Announced For Ceremonies at Gymnasium Tonight I- ! i 1 ' -f i (if O w Local Basketball Team Plays Brazil Red Devils at 7 p.m. H. S. A. A. CHIEF HEADS SPEAKERS An outline or the brief program be presented at a dedication service for the Clinton high school gum-naslum tonight was announced today by Karl C. Boyd, superintendent schools. A. L. Trester, Indiana High School Athletic association comm Issloner. will be the principal np"aker of the evening, and he will preceded by Mayor Clyde M. ?,ink, who has een so many new projects dedicated during his period the head of the city administration. Speaking for the school city, Dr. D. White, chairman of the school h"ard, will present the building to 'he school system. It will be accepted by Superintendent Boyd s 'lie educational leader of the com-niinlty as well as the nominal head the city schools. Game at Seven A short introduction will be beard before the game by Boyd, who will xY.so act as chairman. The Clinton-Qiazll basketball game is scheduled begin promptly at 7 p. m., to be followed by an intermission. Many persons who do not attend the contest are expected to be present for p. the dedication. Boyd said this afternoon he would like to point out, avoid misunderstanding, that sea-(Conttnued on Page 6) Zink Meets With School Board to Discuss Stadium Specific plans for the proposed Clinton stadium were discussed last night as Mayor Clyde M. Zink met with the members of the city school board Dr. I. D. White, B. C. Huffman and E. A. Lewln at the office of Superintendent of Schools, Earl C. Boyd, Those present were enthusiastic about the much-discussed federal aid project, as laid Out in prospect by a blue print displayed at the session. The city has enough salvaged materials. It was stated last night, to supply all the heavy lumber need- , ed for the structure except for the scats proper, which means that already a great part of Clinton's share of the expense has, been taken care , of: Besides 45,000 feet of lumber, the city has thousands of good bricks for use in building pillars, walks and dressing rooms. Dr. Zink announced that his plans showed the project would employ 136 men for six months. George Stevenson presented a mass of figures to the board and Zink, with estimates on new materials which would be needed. This group of men is now ready to go ahead with tentative plans for raising the money necessary, but they Ish to be sure that the city's sub- tantlal citizens are behind the move 00 percent. A meeting will be called later In the week when lead ing business and professional men will be asked to express their views tor a final decision. SIX ARE KILLED BY TWO FIRES OG DENS BURG, N. Y., Jan. 14 Four children of Mr. and Mrs. Ad-ama Petelli were smothered to death when fire destroyed their home today. The Victims were: Violet, 18, Jean, 5, Rita. 8. and Martha, 3. SERIOUS FLOODS SEEN FOR STATE IN HEAVY RAINS Worst Trouble Predicted South of Terre Haute; Police . Do Rescue Work in Indianapolis WABASH FALLS HERE OVERNIGHT Although the Wabash river is expected to begin rising rapidly here this afternoon, today a drop of five inches was shown by the railroad bridge gauge since yesterday morning. It stood at 21 feet and II inches, ' if 'B With warmer weather causing the ground to thaw and the continued rainfall, which Is general over the entire Wabash valley, the water has broken through the levee east of the river. The water has not yet reached tho old road, which was still lining uaed by motorists today. PUKHH ARE GENERAL, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 14 Serious floods along the Wabash White rivers, south of Indianapolis, wrre anticipated today by United States weather bureau rains continued generally over state and rising waters forced low-land dwellors from their homes. Ruin Tall over the threatened area during the last 24 hours averaged nearly two Inches and there was no relief in sight, J. H, Armington, meteorologist at Indianapolis, reported. He forecast generallyy unsettled conditions, probably rain In the south and snow in the north for tonight and Friday. Serious conditions along the Wabash river from Terre Haute south the mouth, and along the White river except the west branch at Indianapolis, may be anticipated, Armington said. (Continued on Pago 6) Franco Promises Reich Wealth of Spanish Morocco PARIS. Jan. 14 Sweeping con cessions for development of the mineral wealth of Spanish Morocco were promised to Germany by Rebel Generalissimo Francisco Franco in return for armaments furnished the SpanlBh insurgents, according to re ports In diplomatic circles today. This, it is stated, is the reason for concentration of German engineers recently reported to have landed in Spanish territory In Africa, precipitating a still dangerous crisis between France and the reich. Chief among those resources promised to Germany is oil, It la state. German technicians, according to the diplomatic report, are already prospecting in SpanlBh Moroccan oil fields, hitherto unexploited, and a quantity of German-made oil drill ing machinery from the Blelchter Company In Berlin has been landed in the last few weeks from German freighters at Melilla for immediate commencement of work. The basis for German hope of receiving from Morocco large quantities of crued oil one of the vital primary materials which Germany lacks are maps of oil deposits In the Hlff country made by foreign engineers by order of the now exiled Abdol Krim In 1926. These maps. It Is stated, are now In the bands of German engineers. r.IOVANINI RITES TO BE SATURDAY Funeral service tor jonu n. ui vanini, 76, who died at 6:30 p. m. Tuesday following an illness of ten days, will be held from the residence at 103 South Ninth street at 2 p. m. Saturday. Burial will be In Riverside cemetery" The body will be removed from the Frist funeral home to the residence tomorrow at 10 a. m. JAMES BEEMER DIES WEDNESDAY James Beemer. 75, died at 7 p. m Wednesday at his home on R. R. 6, Terre Haute. He is survived by two brothers, Alonzo of Chicago and George of Summit Grove. JJefinite funeral arrangements were not learned today. a STRIKE LEADERS BELIEVE GH HAS TIRED OF STRIFE Confidence Shown by DecUion Of C. I. O. Chief to Continue Staunch Stand on 8 Demand MC GRADY KEEPS F. D. R. INFORMED WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. Here in the nation's capital, the real lead-era of the strike against General Motors corporation In Michigan today believed, or professed to believe that the giant automobile manufac turlng firm Is ready to "talk turkey" with Its workers. There were unconfirmed rumors that President Roosevelt has , Indirectly passed tie word to GM Stockholders that they should come to terms with the United Automobile Workers and the CIO backing the UAW strike. It was recalled when Myron 'Taylor, chairman of United States Steel company's general board, called on the president recently, Mr. Roosevelt informally called to his attention that the steel , industry has quite a stake In the automobile business and owns a considerable amount of GM stock. r Unions Stand Firm This spirit of optimism was, per haps, at least partly responsible for the decision by John L. Lewis, head of the CIO, and his strike lleuten-antn, notably Homer S. Martin, president of the UAW, to stand firm for workers' demands In the conference between striking forces and General Motors officials called in LanBlng today by Gov. Frank Murphy of Michigan. Martin, Just before he left here for Lansing after a conference with Lewis, said the workers bad no Idea of "giving In."--- - ' . ' ' "If we were going to back down," he said, "we wouldn't have called (Continued on Page 6) - Governor Murphy In Meeting With Strike Principals LANSING, Mich., Jan. 14. With fresh auto plants likely to close daily and a regiment of national guard Infantry sitting on the lid in strike-torn Flint, the most determined effort yet made to end the "sit-down" strike of United Automobile Workers against General Motors corporation got under way here today. Gov. Frank Murphy, who called the peace conference yesterday as the troops were marching Into Flint, met with William 8. Knudsen, executive vtcepreBident; Donaldson Brown, finance committee chairman, and John Thomas Smith of the legal staff of General Motors. Rep resenting the striking automobile workers were Homer Martin, presi dent; Wyndham Mortimer, vlcepres-ident of the United Automobile Workers, and John Brophy, director of the committee for industrial or ganisation, the body which organ- iced the auto union. The issue before the conferees re mained the same that has confront ed previous peace efforts. The Gen eral Motors stand was that the men must evacuate the plants before negotiation and the strikers that be fore so doing they must receive assurances regarding the removal of machinery to other points. REPORTS COME IN ON ELECTION Unofficial reports had been received from 36 of Indiana's 130 local unions in the "run-off" of the biennial election in which officers are chosen by members of District 11. United Mine Workers of America. Louis AuBtin of Princeton, can didate for district president, held 2499 votes to Barnhar's 2177. and Ralph Day of Terre Haute was glv en 277S votes in his, race for secretary while Suttle's total was 1826. CODRBCTION David Roberts w'-s Installed as prophet of th' Half Century club and Mrs. Fred Marshall as lady scribe of the auxiliary at a Joint meeting of organizations on Tues day nights Their names were In correctly iven In last night's Issue HOOVER TAKES Discovery of Hie IwMtcred node body kidnap victim, spurred efforts of G - Edgar Hoover, rhier of tile federal ho stopped off In Chicago ell route of the. Wally' s Husband Under Spotlight Against Woman LONDON. Jan. 14. The hitherto self-eflacing Ernest Simpson, tired of the "unimportance of being Ernest," ruthlessly pressed his demand today for a substantial money settlement In court or out, to silence the reported whispering campaign against him In Mayfair's salons. Newspapers quickly turned the whispers into a shout when they splaBhed Simpson's slander suit against Mrs. Joan Sutherland with prominence reminiscent of the crisis during King Edward's abdication for love of Mrs. Wallls Simpson. The Dally Mirror devoted practic ally Its entire front page to Simp son's action, growing out of re marks Mrs. Sutherland allegedly ade regarding Mrs. Simpson's di vorce suit. Long pitragraphs told of Simpson's career at Harvard. In tho Royal Guards, and In the shipping buBlnesB. Although Simpson is understood to be keen on letting his slander writ go to trial for a public airing of west end society's gossip, be Is expected to agree to a settlement out of court. Simpson, who quietly went about (Continued on Tage 0) AGED BEGGAR ARRESTED HERE Charged with begging. John Winters, 67. of Pennsylvania was nr-resled this morning liy Chief of Police Cole Curry for allegedly hedging for milk and nickels from citizens all over Vermillion county. When found he was currying 34 one dollar bills and a dollar In change. He hud been staying In a vacant room behind tin' illy bus station. IIIb fingerprints were taken and sent to Washington to see If he has a record. WPA RECREATION DANCE TONIGHT A dance, sponsored by the WPA recreation department, will be given at the Moose hall this evening at 8:30 p. mi This is the first of a series sponsored by the local department. A small fee will be charged to cover the coBt of lighting and heat ing the building. The public is In vited. DRIVERS MUST HAVE LICENSES Pennte without 1!37 license plates must keep their cars in ga rages, according to Chief of Police Cole Curry, as no kind of alibi wil be accepted when arrests are made State officers were in Clinton Tuesday to make arrests. ' i ft i IL llllj n ', of l Is CHARGE OF HUNT Chillies Malliton, Taromn, Wish. 4 men lo apprehend his ubdiirlnr. ,1. bureau of investigation. In shown as Tiicoma to take personal clmrgo man liunt. at Last Placed by Starting Suit of London Society CIVILIANS FLEE MADRID IN FOG; FIGHTING HALTS Almost 10,000 Are Scheduled to Go to Coast Every Day as New Committee Make Evacuation Plan MADRID, Jan. 14 Civil authorities took advantage of a thick, wet fog which halted fighting on the Madrid front to Bpoed evacuation of non-combatants today. ' Nearly 10,000 persons were scheduled to be moved to the sea coast every day under plans of the evacuation committee. (Uucensored reports reaching (Continued on Page 8) Negro Porter Is Confessed Killer Of Young Woman NEW YORK, Jan. 14 After be ing grilled for more than 24 hours, Major Cireen, 33-year-old Negro por ter, confessed early today to the bathtub murder of Mrs. Mary Har riett Case, beaten and strangled to death In her Jackson Heights apartment, Mstrlrl Attorney Charles P. Sill livun of Queen's county staioa mat ireen said he went to the CaBu apartment to wash the windows, but with the Intention of stealing some thing, and that ho hit Mrs. Case over the head when she tried to make him leave the apartmont. He had been arrested when his finger prints were found on the door of the bathroom when the battered body of his victim waa discovered. Green will be arraigned today In felony court, and later about the name time that Mrs, Case is being i.nrinrf at Lancaster, Pa. the Queens county grand jury will bi asked to Indict him on the murder charge. 1 Police said Green's confessioi confirmed theories of the crime which had been evolved from cir cumstantial evidence. The negro was vague with regard In unme of the details, but it was stated that he declared he was the! only person involved. He Hied the time of the murder at about 2 p. m. Monday afternoon. The body was not discovered until the slain woman's husband, Frank Case, a hotel executive, returned home four hours ,. iff and the as the to milled today that she had consulted a lawyer with a view to divorcing Jack Doyle, the Irish boxer-tonor., "I'm swearing off of men who make their living fighting and cany their work home with them." said Miss Allen, who formerly was mar tied to Oils Sonnenborg, college educated wrestler. The couple married at Agua Call- ente, Mexico, in 1935. WflMIN SDIIfiHT BY flrrlflFRS IN iKIIlNiP-MllRnrn Satin Slip Discovered in Auto Used by Criminal Sends Out G-Men With Another Theory Today HAMMER FOUND NEAR DEAD BODY Everett, Wash., Jan. 14. Discovery of a bit of feminine wearing ap parel today in the Mattson kidnap murder car here gave rise to one famous old French police cry "find the woman." Chiefs in the army of law enforce ment agents trying desperately to capture or kill the black whis kered "Tim" who kidnaped and beat to death 10-year-old Charles Mattson quickly revised their hunt to Include a woman. New Theory They believe now "Tim" was aid ed in the horrible crime by a femi nine companion; at least that a woman was In the blood stained car impounded here y G-men, which waa used to transport the , little boy's, battered body to the snow bank near Everett where it was found Monday, The sensational new trend of the case followed finding of the clothing a satin slip by an Interna tional News Service correspondent. Possibility that the apparel was In the car when it was stolen last Friday from Vern WilliamB, Everett contractor, was removed when Wil- (Continned on Page 6) Father of Sons Who Wrote Note Commits Suicide CHICAGO, Jan. 14 Bruno Ru- mlnski. whose young sons confessed writing a 30,000 kidnap threat to 'get even" with a playmate, was taken to a hospital early today suffering from poison which police said was self-administered. Physicions, wno sam numuusKi might recover, quoted him as saying: , ' 'V7 "My fioys didn't do It. But It Is such a terrible disgrace." The note, using the names Ann and Mabel employed in the Charles Mattson kidnaping negotiations, was left In the mailbox of Dr. Meyer S Pedott. father of three children. "Pedott. your kid is next," the note read, "The ransom will he $.10,000." The boys were trapped by marks to school mules. Stephen. 14. treated the matter as a joke. Marlon. 12. said he wrote the note to "get even" with Shirley Pedott, 12 I'd win all the marbles sne nao and then she'd go home and tell her mother we wore only playing lor fun." Mario ncrled. "Then I'd have to give them all back." One of Rumlnlskl's three daugn- ters. Anna. 17, said ner lamei iuc from his bed at 2 a. m.. She heard him moan. Investigated, found him rlthing In pain, and summoned po lice. I 7 POPE INSISTS ON LEAVING HIS BED VATICAN CITY. Jan. 14. Pope Plus spent a "fairly quiet night," II was stated at the Vatican today: but when the pontiff Insisted on sitting up and resuming audiences, he "signed his death warrant," one au thority said. Described as "distraught over the pope's determination. Dr. Aman tl Mllani. to counteract anticipated over-exertion, ordered that the pope be given intra-muscular injections of a watery solution of vitamin G. French Mobilize I General Nogues New war clouds gathered on the European horizon as France mobilized 100.000 troops on the border of Spanish Morocco, demanding that Spanish Fascist oust German forces .reported to have been landed there. Gen. Albert Nogues is In command of the French Moroccan army The city of Tanglers. where two German warships are stationed, is one of the principal ports of the trouble sone. PLANE CRASHES TALK OF NEW TERMINAL Latest Wreck Take Two Lives, Starts Movement to Have Lines Changed to Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 While Investigators sought an explanation for the latest transport airplane crash In which 2 persons lost their lives and 11 others went to hosplt als, 3 of them with serious Injuries, movement was launched here to move commercial aviation lines to the municipal airport. Crash of the Western Air Express liner on a ridge about 10 miles from the mountain-ringed Union air terminal at Burbank Tuesday, following the wrecking of a United Air Lines plane In the same mountains December 27, precipitated the move-merit to move the terminal away from San Fernando valley. Mrs. Johnson Hurt Meanwhite Mrs. Osa Johnson, comely wife of the famous explorer and big game hunter, Martin Johnson, 52. had ant been told today (Continued on t'atfe 6) Van Swerin gens' Rail Empire Gets Further Probing WASHINGTON. Jan. 14. The fi nnnring of the 3.000.noo.nm. van Swerlngen rail empire by Wall street banks was probed anew today at the senate railroad Inquiry with the trail following a 30.000.000 bond issue that cost the public half that sum In market losses. The Issue was floated by the Guaranty company of New York in the name of the Van Swerlngen cor poration, newly created to take over some of the Van Swerlngen realty hotHimrs in Cleveland. Testimony .howpH the bankers dodged blue sky laws of several states In offering tne Issue to the public listing it on me Boston stock exchange. Chairman Wheeler -(D) or Mon tana hoped to revtal the nanaer. finally were forced to float a ne $45,000,000 loan for the Van Swcr- ingnnB to protect tne purine o m.-i ment in the realty issue. In tbe end. the public lost $15,758,004 on the Van Swerlngen corporation The corporation's and the bank' files showed the bankers were hesl tant ahout submitting the issue to the hlue sky commissions of the dif ferent states. THE TKMPKRATl'RK By The Clintonian thermometer: a. m., 48; noon, 56. I. to nr he it '. if to to AH were trapped In their second floor bedroom. j Several others were Injured In the blase. Mrs. Petelli. the mother, suffered severe burns and shock during rescue attempts. Isi"ws SYRACUSE. N. Y., Jan. 14 Two children were burned to death today in a Are which destroyed a three- story wooden apartment house at Solvay, Syracuse suburb. The dead are Margaret Spillano, 12, and her brother, William J. jVjJ of The Clintonian.

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