The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on January 16, 1937 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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t,r"T Co .Should T Fall to Receive Tow DAILY CLINT0N1AN by B:SO P. M. Phone 41 or II f and a ropy will be brought to yon at once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAiN W bA 1 Jtl rv Increasing cloudiness tonight, followed by snow or rain Sunday; rising temperature. Volume 25 Number 59 Clinton, Indiana, Saturday, January 16, 1937 Price Three Centi POLICE IN EAST GRILL SUSPECT IN BOY'S DEATH FLOOD WATERS NEAR CREST IN INDIANA TODAY AS EX-DANCER AWAITED VERDICT 1UT0 CITIES ARE NEAR NORMALCY; 'SIT-DOWN' ENDS Secret Cult Exposed by Victim 3 4 SITS! 10 U 12131415! I 41 1 ) .ins Ma 81 ; Tension Lessens; Factories are Streams Already Receding in Army Deserter With Appearance of Kidnaper Is Held for Further Questioning by Federal Men BODY OF TIM' SOUGHT TODAY V 'f . -' -A 7 fsflL i v.! ' v f&mef. rife j t Mile- Itenuelt j m L4 , v A I ? K hI- '-TVS-' v e ' . rl f . r v " - '". ' I tin ' tsrt imimirMW--ir---ii.iri--,rarTl mm iBf HMdS.V ,tt,f Kyi iff- .. ..i Twenty-five men In the vicinity of Prestonburg, Ky., face prosecution on charges of criminal syndicalism as a result of the expose of a ecret mountain cult, the "Black Legs" organization, supposedly formed to force lazy individuals to go to work. Miles Bennett, left, one of the victims of the order's reign of terror, revealed to Sheriff 1. H. Kitutritk. right, how be had been beaten by the gang. 4 Helly Itaker l(Mkiri; nt CHlndnr. Am xhe nwfilli'd the jury verdict in tier frinl at Ami Arhnr, Mich., for the slaiiir of rlaim-e Mt-hnriilfr, lnst friend of Iti-r IiiihIihiiiI. Alltert Itiiker, HusiM'iided patrolman, Itetty linker, a former (lancer, looks at the calendar III rcminiHciiii; over llie dnM ilie lian Imm'U in Juil. Barrymore Continues Movie Work, Refuses to Discuss Divorce Suit Brought by Bride of Two Months Dr. Casey Explains New Taxes to Members of Clinton Exchange Club In Meeting Held Here This Week U.S. CONSULATE AT MALAGA HIT BY REBEL BOMB Many misunderstandings are prevalent concerning the new federal payroll taxes. Dr. Ott Casey told members of the Clinton Exchange club this week; but they represent an advance In the attainment of economic security for the citizen and his family. One of the least understood facts is that tho federal set-up does not include unemployment compensation which is left entirely to the states. The federal levy for this purpose, of which 80 per cent may he deducted Tor state contributions, will go directly Into fhe general revenues of the nation, where states fail to set up satisfactory unemployment compensation machinery. V. 8. Bears Expense Costs of administering these state plans will be paid by the federal government. Many states. Including Indiana, have already set up unemployment compensation systems and others are expected to follow suit rapidly, but there can be no benefits until a state system has been established. There Ib also much confusion regarding old age assistance and old age benefits. The former is a plan under which the federal government will match dollar for dollar old age pensions granted by the tstates, up to $15 per month and is already In operation in 27 states. No Discrimination Need of the individual is not considered under the old age benefit set-up. which provides for retirement payments starting at age 65 ana continuing until death. To qualify for these benefits, a person must be more than 65 years old, (Continued on Page 6) Evacuated ; Union Leaders See Another Great Fight Ahead WORKERS LEAVE ANDERSON PLANT DETROIT, .Inn. 16. With the rtovp of ppace trying out rusty wingn ov(r the farflung automobile empire of the General Motors corporation i ml the Michigan national guard unitH preparing to leave the Bcenes of industrial strife at Flint, the tension which liar gripped Micliigiin tutontoliile cities lessened to some thing p-ppjoaching normal condi tions today. OviKaotinn of the plants which have open held for nearly three weelis by "ait-down" strikers began oduy in Detroit and Anderson. The Flint plants will he evacuated to-, morrow and so far as the striking automobile workera are concernt'd the event will partake of the char-act nr of a victory clt brat ion. Orders for demobilisation nf the Mirh if';in nat ioiuil gui nl troops In Flint were count rmandt'd during the flight, but It was believed most of them would he sent home tomorrow after the "victory celebration." right Stilt Ahead However, union leaders, even while planning the celebration, are, perhaps, among the few on their side of the dispute wu understand Continued on Page 6 MRS. CLARK DIES TODAY; SERVICES PLANNED MONDAY Clinton Resident Succumbs This Morning at 73 at Home of Mrs. Pierce, One of Two Daughters This morning at 5 o'clock Mrs. Ellen Clark of Clinton, 73, mother at Charles B. Clark, nationally known evangelistic singer of Washington, D. C, died at her home at 1258 South Third "treet. She had been in failing health for the past year but had been bedfast only since Christmas. She was born at Butler, Tenn., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mathewson, Mrs. Clark was the widow of the late James Clark, well known Clinton contractor, who died five years ago. Pour Children To this union were born four children, three now living. Other survivors besideB the son are two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Corley ot Rome. Ga., and Mrs. Pierce of Clinton. Mrs. Pierce had cared for her mother for the last several months of her lire. Mr. Clark was called here Wednesday to be at his mother's bedside. Mrs. Clark was a member of the local Christian church. Her sweet sacrificing service -gave mute evidence of her abiding faith in God. Funeral services will be held at the residence Monday at 2 p. ni. with Rev. H. H. Wagner conducting the services. Burial will be In the Walnut Grove cemetery. Third Man Near Death Following Tragic Accident IX)S ANGELES. Jan. 16. Death mil of Tuesday's transport airplane crash approached three today as A. L. Loomis. Omaha Investment Dana-er. grew weaker in the hospital where he lies unconscious In an oxy-een tent. ? "It mav be lust a matter of hours." was the report from LoomiB' bedside. He has been in a coma with a fractured skull and other injuries which were complicated yesterday by pneumonia. Martin Johnson, famed explorer and big game hunter and James A. Braden, Cleveland manufacturer, were fatally injured when the big Western Air Express plane crashed in heavy weather against a moan-tain ridge within sight of the.end of its transcontinental journey to Burhank, near here. Upper Reaches of state; Little More Damage Is Expected POSEY COUNTY FACES DANGER Still rapidly rising, the Wabash river stood this morning at 24 feet and 1 Inches, showing an Increaso of one root since yesterday. The river must rise at leant eighteen Inches more before It will cover the via duct on the old road, which has been In use Blnce the new road became flooded several days ago. There have been no serious results in Clinton as yet, although several families In Terre Haute have fled from their homes In the bottom lands. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind Jan. 16 Muddy flood waters overflowing In diana farm lands neared their crest today and lowland residents planned to return to their homes over the weekend. 4 Cold Weal lief Hel Cold weather and cessation of rains had already halted the rise and water already bad begun to re cede in upper reaches of ' most Bt reams. The United Stales weather bureau at Indiana poliB said the crest would be reached in all sections by tomor row and anticipated little further damage. WPA workmen still were active, however, re-inforclng levees along the White river at Indianapolis and the Wabash river from Terra Haute south. f ;I .Floods Are General Approximately 100.000 acres In more than half a dozen counties Continued on Page 6 F.D.Rs Powers To Be Extended; Byrd Against It WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 Admln-istrafion measures extending for two years President Roosevelt's sweeping fiscal powers sailed smoothly through congress today with final passage certain by next week. Unheeding protests of Senator Byrd D.) of Virginia, the senate, by a vote of 73 to one, propelled to the house a resolution continuing operation of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the Import-Export Bank, the RFC Mortgage Company, the Electric Home and Farm Authority and the Commodity Credit Corporation until June 30, 1939, ' Bill Approved After bearing Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau explain how he haB administered fhe 12, 000. 000.-000 exchange stabilization fund, the Senate Banking and Currency committee reported favorably a hill extending the fund together with the president's authority to devalue the dollar for similar period. 'Morgenthau informed the committee the treasury has made a 16.000,000 profit on exchange trans actions in god and silver since the fund was established in 1934. Houm in Line Senate leaders Indicated the stab illation bill may be called to the floor for passage today. The house is ready to enact both measures early next week. 1 In his unsuccessful attempt to reduce RFC extension to one year, Byrd accused treasury officials of publishing misleading information regarding the corporation's assets. The senator contended certain securities of the RFC limed as assets on the treasury report really had no recovery value since their proceedn bad been expended for relief. WPA CHECKS DO NOT REACH CITY Checks which were due to WPA workers last Thursday had not ar rived here today, according to Sam Oswalt of the local office, although word was received from the Terre Haute office that they would be de livered today. St H Several of the workers, believed to be on the county project, have been paid, and the rest of the checks are expected on Monday. PORTLAND, Me., Jan. 18 Answering a description of the much-sought "Tim" In the Charles Matt-snn kldnap-murder case, a Tnan who iiiirrendered as an army "deserter" at Fort Williams, was held today pending agrilllng by G-men from Boston. Army authorities said the man, who admitted he had just come from 'ho Pacific coast by motor bus, was not questioned by them concerning the kidnaping and death ot the ten-year-old Tacoma, Wash., boy. Merely Suspected Although held as a suspect, the authorities added It was possible he would he eliminated. He said he was William J. Gallagt In r, 30, and that be deserted from Fort Ethau Allen. Vt. KIDNAPERS BODY SOUGHT TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 16 There Was a change noted today in the sys- -tematlc and widespread search of the woods, mountains and canyons radiating from the thicket, near Everett, where a rabbit hunter last Monday stumbled over the cruelly beaten body of 10-year-old Charles Mattson, son of a Tacoma Surgeon, kidnapped two weeks previously. The 50 or more Washington state highway patrolmen, who have been scouring the Everett countryside, peered into brush, caves and gullies for another body, that of the blackbearded "Tim" who held the boy for (28,000 ransom, killed him and heartlessly triad to collect after death had made It impossible for Continued on Page 6 Indiana Bell May Get Probe After Townsend's Talk INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 16 Tiie Indiana public service commission soon will start a thorough investigation of the Indiana Bell Telephone Company if a recommendation of Gov. M. Clifford Townsend is approved by the state legislature, the United Press learned today from reliable sources. The telephone dompany inquiry :i!n-ady has been started on a small xale. Appraisers and Investigators of the commission are at work in approximately ten Indiana cities In Die northern part of the state conducting a re-appraisal of the company's property and assets. In bis message to the legislature last Wednesday, Townsend bad the following to say about the public set-vice commission: "The (public service) commission has no problem confronting it which is not an admiuistrative problem. I would recommend, however, that it be adequately financed for the purpose of conducting necessary investigations." Inquiry by the United Press as to what was a "necessary" Investigation disclosed that the only public utility company in the state of any size which has not already been scrutinized by the public service commission is the Indiana Bell Tele phone Company. The Indiana Bell Is a subsidiary of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, which at present is undergoing a probe by the feder al comunications commission with the approval of congress. JOHN MILTERN KILLED BY CAR HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 16 A far-lung police search was launched to-lay for the hit-run motorist who inocked down and killed John Mil-tern, 67, veteran New York stage tud screen actor last night as he was helping his host, Basil Rath-bone, exercise a pack of dogs. Miltern died while trying to jerk three leashed dogs from the path, of the on rushing car. The pedigreed animals were severely injured, Rathbone, noted film actor, was a horrified witness. HOLLYWOOD. Jan. 16. John Barrymore maintained a strained but nevertheless complete silence today as he read newspapers for information on the sensational divorce complaint filed by his bride. Elaine Barrle. For the noted stage and screen lover still had no official knowledge nf the suit. In which he Is accused of threatening to kill Elaine, as he resumed work this morning at his studio, since the papers in the complaint had not been served on him. Future Is Vague Whether this meant there might be a change of heart by Elaine and another of the spectacular "reconcll- ations" that have studded the arlel-calihan romance was In the offing, was uncertain. Attorney Henry C. - Huntington had little to volunteer in behalf of his client. "Mr. Barrymore is working today and has nothing to say,"-said Huntington. "What about these reports that John plans to file a sensational croRs-complaint?" Huntington was asked. Nothing To Say -"Xo decslion has been made ex cept that (here Is no statement to make," was Huntington's reply. Gist of the charges filed against the 50-year-old actor by his 21-year-old bride of two months, in bring ing his fourth marriage into the di vorce courts was: 1 That Barrymore threatened fo kill or seriously malm" her. Continued on 1'aife 6 Documents Given Careful Study in Rail Investigation WASHINGTON. Jan. 16. A "trunk-load of documents." taken from the files of the New York stock exchange, were studied today by experts of the senate rail inquiry for use later In the drive of Senator Wheeler (D) of Montana to outlaw railroad holding companies. The inquiry, recessed until Jan. 1. has revolved thus far around the frenzied financial operations of the late Van Sweringen brothers In creating a colossal $3,000,000,000 rail emnire. The Van Swerlngens were pictured aa ex-newsboys who talked Wall street bankers Into huge loans to finance their vast sprawl ing rail operations, only to have the empire collapse on the hands of the hankers. The nnblic. meanwhile, took a terrific financial loss. The files of the stock exchange were to be used to show how some of its officials warned against list ing the securities of railroad hold ing companies on the stock ex change. This warning was delivered by J. M. B. Hoxsey. executive assistant to the listing committee, before hat group listed stock of the Alle gheny corporation, giant Van Sweringen rail holding company. Many investors later lost fortunes in this Btock- . .-.i-i- BELL NAMED TO HEAD WESTERN INDIANA MASONS Clinton Man Chosen President in Election Held Friday Night; Seventeen Get Degree W. S. Bell, well-known Clinton man. was chesen president of the Western Indiana association of Royal Arch Masons in a meeting held here last night at the Masonic hall on South Main street. Herbert J. Poole of Linton was made vicepresl-dent. A large number of the order's members were present for Friday's session, which Included a banquet served following the election. Earlier in the evening the most excellent Continued on Page 6 Pope Is Able to Leave Bed Again For Wheel Chair VATICAN CITY. Jan. 16 Pope Pius was able to leave bed for his specially b'jilt wheel chair again today after the most restful night's sleep In several days, a papal official announced. Prof. Anianti Milani visited th" pope at 6:r,fl a m. At 8. the pope was placed in the new bed-wheel chair and wheeled to the chapel adjoining his bedroom, where he heard mass and took communion. The pope hopes to celebrate mass inniorrow. using a small portable altar. He pressed Professor Milani, the Vatican physician, to agree to this but Professor Milani was reported to have replied that he would consider during the day whether It would be well for the pope to risk llie strain. Professor Milan! agreed that If the apparent improvement in the pope's condition were maintained. It miclit be possible for him to resume Monday regularly achedjiiled audiences with cardinals and prelates attached to the Vatican. All of these reports" were of encouragement to Vatican officials. Vet any optimism subsided quickly with realisation that while the local condition in the pope's legs was improved, there was no indication that material improvement was to be expected in the heart condition which is the chief source of anxiety. Heart action was reported to lie better for the present but it was held that This condition was subject to fre quent change. J-nliKKCTION Through an error on the part of The Daily Clintonian. the name of Perona's store at Blaliford was omitted from those appearing on the half-page advertisement of the Independent Advertising Grocers in Friday's paper's. All prices In the advertisement are good at Perona's. Mussolini Aeain Pondering Plan to Take Barcelona as Aid for Rebels; Loyalists Claim Successes WASHINGTO.V, Jan. 16 Struck by a high explosive aerial bomb, the United States consulate at Malaga, Spain, has been completely wrecked, the state department was informed today, A cable dispatch from Consul Herbert O. Williams at Gibraltar, disclosed destruction of the American property. As far as is known no one was Injured. The consulate was -deserted at the time, having been officially closed by the Ameri- Continued on Page 6 Express Agency Must Sell Horse For Board Cost WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 Cypress D. Beau, who ran up a board hill of 150 that he can't pay, will be sold at auction Monday. Cypress D.. lei it be known before the anti-slavery committees swing Into action, is a horse a very line riding horse at that. He was received by llie railway express agency here on November 5. consigned to Mrs. John Hay Whitney, noted horsew-jman. Mrs. Whitney said Cypress waBll't her horse. .IBTR1 L. L. Briden, of Toronto, who shipped Cypress, said he. too, would have nothing further to do with Cy press. So finally, the express concern obtained permission to sell Cypress at auction. , , JOE TRUNKO IS HURT AT MINE Joe Trunko, ot South Tenth street, sustained a broken left foot Thursday at the Clinton Coal Company in the fall of sulphur rock. However he was not treated until yesterday at the Vermillion County hospital. He was then removed to his home where be is getting along satisfactorily. G. R. MOORE DIES AT TERRE HAUTE George Raymond Moore, 31, of Terre Haute, died at his residence Friday at 6 p. m. Clarence McPhetera. of Clinton, if a 'half hrother. Other survivors are the mother. Mrs. Lily Harden Moore; and a sister Friedabelle, at home. Defiinite funeral arrangements have not been learned. Workers Present Petitions, Leave For Home Quietly WASHINGTON'. Jan. 16. Only the leaders remained here today of the 2.500 odd WPA workers who vei-terday paraded through the cap ital, and presented White House Keerelarieg with petitions demand ing a 1 1.04 0.000. 000 deficiency appropriation and a 20 per cent in- creane in WF'A wages. The workeis proved an orderly group, ate 25 cent hor lunches, carried out their parade plans, and scattered, homewaid bound to the 25 states whence they came. Petitions were submitted to Marvin H. Mclntyre, presidential secretary, to Vicepresident Garner, the houpe progrebaive bloc, and to Harper I-. Sibley, president of the I'nited States Chamber of Commerce. "We were satisfied with the treatment we received from every one except Speaker Bankhead.' said Herman Benjamin, who led the march. "He ducked out of niB of fice a few minutes before our dele gation arrived to lay our demands before him." THE TKMI'KKATl'KE By The Clintonian thermometer: 8 a. m., 20; noon, 30.

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