The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on January 15, 1937 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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Friday, January 15, 1937
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THE DAILY CLINTONIA1 WEATHER Partly cloudy, colder tonight; Saturday fair, continued cold. BhoaM Tea) Fall to Kuriyu Toot DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5:80 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a copy will be brought to jroa at once. Price Three Cent Clinton, Indiana, Friday, January 15, 1937 Volume 25 Number 58 EXILED RUSSIAN ARRIVES IN m Dedicated as Gy Pope Determined to See Visitor Today Despite Poor Night VATICAN CITY. Jan. 15 Kind Clinton Loses Net to Brazil . ' : V . - r - " ' r f '- . . : i .-raw. . y wwWMi.i tmm,ii lift MMigWfW'- wife pMiiriMf alKwrd the Vm uiim. tanicr Ruth upon t ui, iioH Kukwifin rav)IiitinfHt. anil his Contest Boyd Accept Edifice on Behalf of Schools; White Make Address BUILDING OPEN FOR INSPECTION In a short service overshadowed by Braiil B thrilling 22 to IS victory over the Wildcats on the basketball floor, Clinton high school's gymnast n was formally opened for use la night and dedicated to the future ol local students. As one spectator was heard U re mark upon leaving the building, "that Kane was dedication enough!" With both teams fighting like cornered wolves, fans were treated to a rough-and-tumble. wild - shooting contest of the type which brings the crowd to its collective feet shouting and puts gray hairs on the heads of coaches. Harry Couov-er and Bob Hold, officials, bad their hands full at all times. Ten players, lashed to desperation after the first few minutes, proved to be almost too many to watch. Gugllel-metti and Tbacked, Brazil forward. staged a wrestling match for several seconds in the last quarter before Hold finally saw them and called a double fouL J J Olinloa Takes lead It was no time tor comedy either, for the score was tied at l-all. The Clinton youth made bis toss good, and Thacker missed, which gave the the local eager a one-point lead with three minutes to play. "TTie Red Devils didn't Idle, Allen, elongated center, sank one of his one-hand field goals, which was; followed closely by a two-pointer by 'Williams, placing the Wildcats directly behind the eight-ball. With only 27 seconds to play Clinton finally gained possession of the ball and Berrisford drlbled the length of (Continued om Page 2) Bert Acosta, Ace Pilot, Expects to Make Fast Flight NEW YORK. Jan. 15. fresh out of the frying pan of the 'Spanish war. dared- ril Bert Acosta, swarthy wild man of the airways, today announced he is planning a bold new adventure. He said he will fly the Atlantic, non-stop. New York-to-Paris. in the rich "Lindbergh air derby" in August. -"I'll fly to Pari in less than 11 hours." said Acosta cassally. "I understand most of my competitors intend to land at least once during the race, in Newfoundland, or Ireland. Not me. It will be a non-stop, straight-line bop over the Atlantic all the way. "Furthermore, my plane will be tbe fastest. Its construction has not been completed yet. but 1 can safely declare it will be callable of an average speed of at least 326 miles an hour all the way." He will be accompanied by an other American aviator, whose name he has not disclosed. , at the ( to of tbe tion of any end to a (he nn ') in? work his "only solace," Pope Plus Insisted on sitting In his "bed chair" for audiences at the Vatican today denplte a sleepless and pain-wracked night. ' ' With renewed pains In the upper part of his Tight leg Indicating his uaralysis is spreading, the pontiff Ignored the plea of priest-physician Father Ocmelll that he return to his bed. 11X3, "There is no more to be done,' be said. '"Work is my only solace.' TOWNSEND RULE OF LEGISLATURE APPEARS LIKELY Congressmen Await Word o New Governor Before Starting Customary Action to Present Bills INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 15. The administration's firm grip on the state legislature became more apparent than ever today when many members frankly admitted they were withholding bills until they were seen by Gov. M. Clifford Town-send. Others Indicated they were awaiting introduction of his measures to expedite action on them before cluttering up the docket with minor proposals. Governor Is Busy Townsend's preoccupation with the automobile industry labor troubles and the Innumerable details which beset a new governor have sidetracked the amount of consideration he is able to give to the legislature. But it appears that his admonition to hold new legislation to a Minimum Is being observed. One member of the house told the United Press today that he waa delaying Introduction of his bills until he could have an audience with tbe governor to determine the administration's attitude. Others intimated this was their 6tat of mind also. Driver's Seat Consequently, legislative conferences In the governor's office evidently are designed to wave a preliminary veto over unnecessary or undesirable bills. Also despite his assertions that he will let the legislature legislate. Townsend seems to be taking a fairly firm hold over what he will let the assembly act upon. "I'm an organization man and I'm going to play ball with the or ganization," one legislator told the I'nited Press, adding that he was awaiting an opportunity to see the governor. This can only mean that Townsend is tbe organization and what he says on new laws will stand. FINE IS LEVIED IN CITY COURT Domenick Ruke of 1043 North Seventh street was fined $100 and costs in city court this morning by Mayor C. M. ZInk for the alleged possession or a still and untaxed liquor. Ruke was arrested on Dec. It by P. R. Carroll, federal officer, when 45 gallons of liquor and the still were said to have been discovered at his borne. Croup of Noted FLOODS SWEEP STATE; WABASH RISINGJAPIDLY Families Flee Home at Terre Haute; Destruction Is Widespread; Death Is Reported RIVER IS OVER 23 FEET HERE i A rise of fifteen inches here In the Wabash river since yesterday morning was Indicated by the railroad rldge river gauge this morning, and t was still rising. Today It. stood at 23 feet and i inches. All the bottom lands north, south ind east of the river are rapl lly becoming completely covered with wa-ler, and Just north of the grade be-ween Clinton and Lyford the water las almost reached road 41. The water at the new Tladuct ow covers approximately 200 yards f the road, but It has not yet earned tbe old viaduct, which Is jt 111 being used by motorists. STATE SWEPT BV FLOODS "INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Jan. 15 Flood water fed by abnormal January rains roared over the banks of Indiana streams today, driving lowland residents from their homes into hitter cold as drops In temperature ended tbe precipitation. Almost every stream In Central and Southern Indiana was over its banks and still rising although the rain stopped during the night. Schools were closed, highways blocked and an unestimated amount of property damage occurred as tbe muddy waters spread. One Life Lost One death was attributed Indirectly to tbe flood. Glen Everett Vaster, 30, Logansport, was struck by an Indiana railroad work train at Anderson while watching a construction crew salvage machinery from high water. Conditions were reported extremely critical along the Wabash and White rivers and their trlbu-(Contiiuied on Page 2) Examinations for High Schools Will Begin Next Week Semester examinations will be given to Junior and senior high v hool classes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Jan. 19 end 20. The teachers In these schools will check examination papers and record semester grades on Thursday, Jan. 21. Students are to return for their report cards at 12' 30 o'clock Friday noon. Next semester's program in short periods Friday afternoon will enable tbe pupils to get book lists and assignments. Beginning students should report Friday morning, Jan. 22. at 10 a. m. ind should be accompanied by parent. Seven-B pupils from the grade schools who are promoted to Junior high school will get their cards at their respective buildings at t a. m. Friday and then report to the Junior high school principal at o'clock for organization and book lists. Tbe first semester for the school year JS36-37 is officially closed on Friday, Jan. 22. Lawyers Declares congress nutnoniy over wb. hours, child labor and unfair trade practices. The legal group studied every method of circumventing the su preme court's decision holding NRA unconstitutional. Since the decision was nnanimous. with liberal Justice Brandies, Cardoto and Stone Join ing the majority, tbe group argued mere change in the membership of the court would not Beet the sit uation. Sirovicb. recording the belief of the noted group of attorneys, said the "American people do not realise how far-reaching and all-embracing is the decision of the supreme court in the NRA case. WhiPs the lawyers cannot agree with the decision, tbsp realise that it was nnanimous. MEXICO ctiu are tt prr li-m m ' PATROLMEN RAID CABIN, DISCOVER BLUE CLAY BANK Cops Combine Washington Area Believe Searched ihack Was Used by Murderer for Kidnap Hideout EVERETT, Wash., Jan. IS Flying squadrons of Washington state highway patrolmen today raided a cabin near the spot where the frozen, battered body of 10-year-old Charles Mattson, kidnap-murder victim, was found 6 miles south of here last Monday. Although officers found no clues in tbe cabin, which had been scrubbed clean, they came upon a blue clay bank in tbe rear of the cabin clay similar to the type found under trie fingertip of tbe little victim. Hiding Place It was in this cabin, officers believe, that the boy was held captive before the fiendish kidnaper murdered him. The patrolmen searched every room in the cabin paying particular attention to the bathtub from which blood spota could be erased easily. The cabin was noted two months ago by its owner, Mrs. Melvin Smith' of San Jose, Cal., to a man whose description tallies with that of Fred Orin Haynes, e-convict of Califor nia prisons. Woman in t'aite Haynes if he were the tenant vacated the cabin Wednesday night. He was accompauied by a woman. This waa learned from a neighbor across the street from the cabin. He told officers tbe tenant turned over tbe cabin keys to him, requesting they be delivered to Mrs. Smith. Tbe mauhuut for Haynes as tbe No. 1 suspect was intensified as G-men and state police sought to link him witb a bank boldup Wednesday afternoon ia Tacoma. 65 miles south of here the home town of Dr. William W. Mattson. a prominent sur guou and fafher of tbe slain boy. REV. HOGG DIES IN LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES. Jan. 14. Rev William B. Hogg, known to millions of -adio listeners as Josiaa Hopkins the Goose creek parson." lay dead here today following a major opera tion, the second in two months. With members of his family at bis bedside, "the parson" died last niaht following a relapse. The op eration was performed Friday. Three years ago, after a colorful life as war chaplain in the front lines, evangelist and Tennessee cir cuit-riding parson. Rev. Hogg came in Hnifvwood and established his famous country church of Holly wood. Preaching an interdenominational gospel. Rev. Hogg drew thousands to his church, many of them attracted by bis homely philosophy as broadcast on the radio. TRUCE IS CALLED TODAY IN STRIKE OF CM WORKERS Crrdit Goes to Governor Murphy for Peace, Achieved After Fifteen-Hour Parley at Staiehouse 'SIT-DOWNERS' TO QUIT PLANTS LANBINO. Mich., Jan. IS America's greatest, most unusual and most eeonoml'-ally dangerous motor strike In history ended at least temporarily today. A truce was called 4 o'clock this morning. Credit for the Immediate achieve ment is being accorded Gov. Frank Murphy, although he disclaims It. In his smoke-filled office In the gloomy old state house In Lansing representatives of the General Mo tors corporation, titan among American manufacturing concerns, and young and aggressive United Automobile Workers union, wres tled with their problems for IS hours before reaching common ground. Terms Announced Briefly the termi on which the truce, expected to be a prelude to a final settlement, was reached are: 1. The "sit-down" strikers are evacuate the plants they now bold in Detroit. Flint and Anderson. 2. This evacuation to be completed by Monday morning. 2. Negotiations "for the purpose bargaining collectively on the proposals contained in the letter of International anion of Jan. 4. 1937." are to be started at 11 a. m. (Monday) at the General Motors office In Detroit. I'nioa Victory 4. There will be no discrimina against unionists by the CMC. 5. There will be no termination negotiations for IS days after Monday unless a permanent settlement Is reached sooner. . The CMC pledges Itself to re move no tools, dies, machinery or material (except for export pur poses I from the plants on strike during the negotiations. 7. The CMC pledges Itself to re frain from resuming operations in of the striking plants until the of tbe negotiations. CLUB TO HAVE PARTY SUNDAY All members of tbe Dreamland Pleasure club are looking forward Sunday. Jan. 17. At that time party will be beld at tbe Dream -bind hall on North Ninth street for members and thetr families. CAR ACCIDENT REPORTED W. H. Koks reported to police vsteiday that while driving north road 71. another machine col lided with his car. The name of the ther driver was not learned. No was Injured and the automobile nly slightly damaged. realty holdings. After borrowing $311,000,000 on Wall street, tbe brothers gradually turned this cor poration into a holding company for much of their rail empire. The inquiry meanwhile revealed the Van Sweringens were using that borrowed 130.000.000. not to build up their empire so much as to spec ulate on tbe stock market in the securities of their own companies In the end. the corporation went into bankruptcy. Chairman Wheeler DI of Montana cbided officials of the Guaran ly company of New York for not going to greater lengths to protect investors in the Van Sweringen se unties. The bank company was trustee for note holders on the $30. 000.000 loan. cent in favor n j """'- u'liv lii l'iirote. "the Huge St. Lawrence Waterway Plan Gets Further Discussion WASHINGTON. Jan. 15 President lloosevelt revealed today that informal conversation with Caiiiida have begun regarding the possibility of renewing a discussion of the entire St. Ijiwrence treaty question. The presidr-nt mad it clear that no derisions have beep reached and talks to dale have been highly Informal. Anked whether the treaty would be submitted U this session of Congress Mr. Roosevelt said he had no idea. ' In response U anelher question he pointed out that the physical aspects of the question involved the entire Great I-k fiim i luding Niagara Falls, going as far east at. tidewater at Montreal. ' Mr. Roosevelt was asked whether he planned to name the two new battleships that will be built as additions to the fleet the Maine and Vermont. Red Nations Urge Speed in Setting Up 'Peace Patrol IO-NiUON, Jan. 15 France and Soviet Union, hailing Britain's plan for an international "peace patrol" around Spanish waters, today strongly urged Loudon to speed its establishment. The scheme, as described by International News Service last Saturday, would provide special clear-ant papers for all Spain-bound ships, certifying that they carried no contraband. Passing through the proposed international naval patrol, the ships would be asked for these papers. If they lacked them, the ships would be watched as they unloaded in Spanish ports, and any contraband would be reported to the patrol as soon as Italy and Germany agree to a ban on Spanish volunteers. Both countries, also want the partial blockade put into effect regard-Isss of whether the rebels and loyalists in Spain accept it. The Soviets further advocated that the warship ring encircle Portuguese wa'ers as well. GOERING LOSES DUEL WITH DUCE ROM K. Jan. 15. Premier Benito Mussolini and Gen. Hermann Wil-helm Gorlng eroKiwd swords today They staged a friendly duel with renring foils in a gymnasium, battling for more than 30 minutes. 11 Duce. although hard pressnd. won two out of the three assaults. JUDGE SWANGO DIES THURSDAY TERRE HAUTE. Jan. 15 James H. Swango. 66. former prolate court commissioner and president and treasurer of Wabash Sand Gravel Co.. died at his tome yesterday Swango also was a member of the board of managers of Rose Polytechnic institute. THK TKMPERATl'KK By The Cliutonian thermometer a. m , 24; noon, 24. v asserted thai "the (-haunt are 70 INSURGENTS IN BIG DRIVE FOR MALAGA TODAY De Llano, Rebel Radio General, Leaves Studio to Assume Lead in Capture of Estepona MADRID. Jan. 15. leaving scores of dead on either side among the olive groves, insurgent forces totaling 20.000 today fought their way northeastward beyond Estepona according to rebel sources towards Malaga.-45 miles distantIn an offensive tnat woum vrwmmu cut the loyalists off from the Straits of Gibraltar. Madrid denied Estepona had fall en, and said a furious land, sea and air attack on Malaga in preparation for landing a large enemy force on Estepona bad been beaten off. Two Reports Gibraltar heard the insurgent army was made up of 10.000 Moors. 5.000 Italians, and 5.000 Spanish volunteers. Gen. Queipo de Llano's base headquarters at Algeejrae. however, proudly claimed Estepona was taken by only 2.200 "whites." This is the first time since earlv in the war that General de Llano has actively led an offensive. The southern commander up to now has confined his fighting to the radio. Marbella. half way between Es'e-pona and Malaga, is the next rebel objective. Planes Aid Whites A dosen German-made twin-motored bombing planes aided the rebel cruisers Las Canarias and Almi-rante Cervpra. tbe gunboat Canovas del Castillo, and several armed trawlers In the attack on Malaga. Madrid said. Estepona was also raided by planes. Three thousand more Moors were rushed from Morocco to southern Spain today in two transports, Gib raltar heard. ELECTRIC CHAIR CL)MMS VICTIM OS6ININO. N. Y.. Jan. 15 Sing Sing's electric chair naa clainvea another muiderer today with tbe electrocution of Louis Laxar. 2D. for the laying of Morris Saskowits, 65, of Brooklyn. In an argument over a painting bill. Laxar went to the chair at 11 o'clock last night, and was pro nounced dead lour minutes later. LINTON MINERS ESCAPE DEATH LINTON. Ind.. Jan. 15 One nun-; dred men narrowly escaped drown-j ing in the Mohawk coal mine bere yesterday when a roof gave way and flooded the shafts with water from a flooded creek flowing over the mine. The men fled a few seconds before the cave-in. W. Jr Hamilton, owner of the mine, said he expected to op in It as soon aa the water drains into an undermined pit. wr NRA Objectives Can t Be Reached Without Amendment or Court Aid Big Financial Operations of Late Van Sweringen Brothers Revealed By Probe; New York Firm Rebuked WASHINGTON. Jan. 15 After a three-months investigation, a group of lawyers. Including many noted professors and legal advisers of labor, have decided that congress can not restore objectives of NRA without; a constitutional amendment or crippling of the supreme court. Rep. William I, Strovich (D.) of New York, revealed today. Tbe lawyer group includes one of tbe most prominent advisers of tbe committee set up by George L- Ber ry and Sidney Hillman, prominent labor leaders, for the express purpose of seeking legislation to re store NRA objectives. As a result of the decision, Siro- vich aaid, a drive will be opened In congress for one or more amend menu U the constitution to give WASHINGTON. Jan. 16. Fren ; lied financial operations by tbe late Van Sweringen brothers that left their favorite namesake company in bankruptcy and Its securities in the vaults of busted banks were pictured today in the record of the senate rail inquiry. This came on top of previous stories showing how Wall street bankers secured control of the VaD Sweringens' vast 13.600.000.000 rail empire only to hand it back a few years later as a huge white elephant that proved too costly for even them to handle. The Van Sweringens were recorded, by documents and testimony, mf creating the Van Sweringen corpor ation to manage the brothera huge

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