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f Should Yauj ffcO to Rewire Ton THE DAILY CLINTONIA WEATHER DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5:80 P. M. Phone 41 or II f and copy will be brought to you at once. . vVT r nnli.M and Tuasdav: moder- IVATF - fWTVt c-"! wave tonight. tt ArrM Volume 25 Number 60 Clinton, Indiana, Monday, January 18, 1937 Price Three Cents Start on the Next Four Years Deadlock Develops Between Strikers, G.M.C. Management Rain Clouds Bring Threat of Greater Flood Destruction Wabash Here isotng Peace Negotiations Are Threatened by Wire Arguments of Two Men NATIONAL GUARD STAYS IN FLINT trr ) 't h w r , A hmPorVTATF 1 Fnnr Slur-.. Including Indiana, Remain in Peril as Water Goes Down SEVERAL MINES ARE ABANDONED CHICAGO. Jan. 18. Rain clouds today swept new horrors through the make-shift shelters where thous ands of refugees huddled out of reach of raging river torrents In In dlana. Illinois. Kentucky, and Missouri. While national guardsmen mobil ized to partrol weakening levees In southeastern Missouri and Red Croc officials administered to stricken farmers In southern Indiana and Illinois, government observers warned that more rain today may add to the threat of the most dangerous winter floods since 1927. Five persons were dead, three In Ohio and two In Indiana. Barns and light equipment hare been swept off hundreds of farms., and highways and residences have been damaged for thousands of dollars. Business losses of river-bank fac tories and mines mounted hourly as rising waters forced abandonment of operations. Farmers and river-front dwellers in Pennsylvania, packed the few belongings they saved from the Inun dated and prepared to retuifi to their homes in dread anticipation of finding them coated with mud and ice. or swept away by the torrentB. In Indiana. Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri, however, other hundreds were warned that the rivers roaring past their homes had not yet carried off the burden of unseasonable rains in the upper Ohio and Missouri valleys, that more rain today sweep the torrents still far-Continued on Page Sir Taxi Business Is Good as Busses, Street Cars Idle TERRE HAUTE, Jan. 18. A strike of IDS workmen kept Btreet cars and busseB off Terre Haute street today, leaving taxicabs the only form of public transportation available. With regular facilities at a standstill and taxicabs Insufficient to meet demands, workers in this Industrial city of 63,000 used private automobiles, bicycles or walked to their Jobs. The Btrike was called at 4 a. m. yesterday as members of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Hallway and Motor Coach employes rejected a compromise offer of 12J ier cent wage Increase and re-Iterated demands for a 26 per cent raise. Officials of the Indiana railroad, which operates the city transporta-tlon system, said they thought It "Inadvisable" to attempt to continue operation. Street car barns and bus garages were picketed. Interurbans of the Indiana railroad, running between Indianapolis and Terre Haute, made no effort to enter the city. Passengers were discharged at Highland Lawn cemetery, at the eastern edge of the city, where taiicab service was available. Airplane Dispatched To Save Foreigners Caught by Uprising WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. Inte national cooperation today sped an alrolane to revolt-torn Shensl prov ince, In China, to rescue 62 foreign ers, trapped for three weeks by a communist uprising. Twelve American citizens are among the foreigners. The nlane. provided by the Chi neBe nationalist government after joint efforts by the American and British embassies, was expected to arrive at Sian-fu at 5 p. m., today. ONTARIO POLICE BEGIN MANHUNT FOR 42 FELONS Tear Bombs, Fire Hose, Gai Are Used to Stop Revolt Among Inmates of Guelph Reformatory GUARDS INJURED IN 8-HOUR RIOT GUELPH. -Ont.. Jan. 18. The biggest manhunt in the history of this province was under way today after 42 convicts had escaped from the prison block of Guelph reformatory during an eight-hour riot of smashing and burning. Ten of the fugitives were captured during the morning. Battling the revolt, 132 officers from four police forces finally succeeded in checking the raging tide or vandalism with tear bombs, fire hose and gas from fire extln guishers. Two reformatory guards and ten prisoners were injured in the long series of clashes. Expensive Riot Damage to the prison block was estimated at from $50,0(10 to 8100,-000. Sgt. A. G. McGuIre of the reformatory staff was Btruck on the head by a heavy piece of iron thrown by one of the rioters. With blood streaming from a four-Inch gash in the middle of his forehead he stayed at his post until the uprising was quelled. - , j Minor Casualties None of the prisoners was seriously hurt. An iron door battered from Its hinges by the mob fell on the foot of one Inmate, crushing Continued on Paffe Hix INJURIES FATAL TO FOURTH MAN LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18. Earl E. Spencer of Chicago, president of the Stromberg Electric company. died here today of injuries suffered Inn a plane crash near Newhall, Cal.. six days ago that took three other lives. Others who died were Martin Johnson, explorer. A. L. Loo mis o Omaha, Neb., and James Braden of Cleveland. Nine others are still Injured in hospitals here. investigation was delayed today until authorities can question the survivors. 5J G-MEN QUESTION SUSPECTS TODAY AT LOS ANGELES An Early HARD BATTLE AT MADRID, REBELS TAKE MARBELLA New Battle for Capital Enters Fourth Day; Last Town in White Path to Malaga Captured Today f WAR 8UM.HARV MADRID Reserves were rushed luto action -by both sides as loyalists and fascists seek decisive blow in fourth day of new battle for Madrid. AVILA Insurgent general headquarters announced occupation of Marbella in southern army's drive on Malaga. Hendaye (Loyalists tAragon offensive takes troops to outskirts of Teruel and Huesca, I . REBKIj BAM TUAPI'EI MADRID, Jan. 18. With a hard-pressed band of rebels trapped In upper floors of the University City hospital, fighting raged on the southern and western Madrid frontn today as the attack launched by In surgents against Usera developed Into a general assault against the capital. ,- After a battle which began Sunday, lasted all through the night and was still in progress today, loy-j alist troops wwere reported still! holding their positions in the UBera district this morning. GIBRALTAR, Jan. 18. Pushing j rapidly toward Malaga on the south coast, advancing rebel troops today captured Marbella, more than halfway toward their objective, accorr Continued on Pa Hlr FILM DIRECTOR DIES SUDDENLY HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 18 Richard Boleslawskl, famous film director and author, will be buried Wednesday with private Catholic rites, leaving the world as simply as he lived In It. It was announced here today. The 48-year-old director succumbed suddenly to a heart attack while his wife, the former Norma Drury, Internationally known concert pianist, sat knitting in the same room. She called doctors but Boleslawskl was dead when they arrived. Besides his widow, he leaves an 18-months-old son, Jan. Boleslawskl last directed "The Garden of Allah" aud at the time of his death was fn the midst of "The last of Mrs. Cheney" for Me-tro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. r . Down Fast; Water Stays Off Old Road Willi die riood slage having been reached hero several dayB ago and a drop of nine Inrnrs in Ihe Wabash river since Saturday, there Is no Immediate danger of the water breaking through the levee and crossing Ihe old viaduct and road now being used by motorists since the new road lias been flooded. Today at 8 a. m. the water at the railroad bridge was 23 feet and five inches, and, according to I. A. Jfooro. of Danville, assistant divi sion engineer of the C. & E. I. railroad, 22 feet Is the flood stage. The water east of the levee was caused by back waters. State road 63 near Cayuga Is covered by water, making a detour of several mlleB over country roads necessary, and several yards of the gravel road south of Clinton were flooded. THOMAS J. DAVIS TAKEN BY DEATH SUNDAY MORNING Pocahontas Lodge Members Will Conduct Rite (or Clinton Citizen on Tuesday Afternoon Thomas J. Davis, 78, prominent Clinton citizen, died at his home at 507 North Main street yesterday at 9 a. in. Mr. Davis bad been In poor health since the latter part of October, i Mr. Davis was born in Ohio and about 60 years ago his family moved ( here to make their home. He was a volunteer fireman of the local fire department, of which he was a member for 19 years, and was among the first Are chiefs here. He also served on the city council for two terms, and was a charter member of the Redmen lodge and the Pocahontas lodge. Widow Kiirvlves He is survived by the widow. Mary E. Davis, a step-daughter. Eleanor Rowland, and one brother. David T. Davis, of Fairvlew. Tho body was removed from the Frist funeral home this morning. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. H. C, Chapin In charge. The Pocahontas lodge will conduct services at the grave, and all members are requested to attend. Burial will he in Riverside cemetery. SHOP IS MOVED TO MAIN STREET Lon Rlchey. local barber, and son, David Henry Richey. have moved their shop from Mulberry street to 129 Main street. Mr. Rlcbey. who has been located in the shop on Mulberry street for the past four years, bas been assisted by his son for several months. THK TKMPKKTTRK The Cllntonlan thermometer; in., 30; noon, 28. By 8 a. "oiled In the city schools last semes-er and obtained their transfer need not get another. If it is necessary o pay tuiiioit, the fee is payable in advance. Arrangements for paying tuition are made in the office of the superintendent of schools. The boundary line between Central and South school districts follows the middle of John street, west to fourth street, north on Fourth to Keneker street, west on Kebeker street to Ninth street, and thence south on Ninth to city limits. The boundary line between Cen tral and Glendale school districts follows the middle of Sycamore FLINT. Mich., Jan. 18- The deadline for removal of Bit-down strikers sme at 11 a. m. today with 1.950 men still occupyinf Fisher Body nlants Nob. 1 and 2 and saying they would remain Indefinitely. DETROIT, Jan. 18-At ll:fll a. VT., today, Homer Martin, bead of be United Auto Workers anion, nd three aides left for the general lOtors building prepared to oegn-'ate with GM officials under a truce a the auto strikes reached last Thursday. .. . i J4 DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 18. With harges of "double crossing" being mrled at the General Motors Corp oration by officers of the United Automobile Workers of America, the Flint, "sitdowners" still hold ing their fronts, and silence as a reply from the corporation, the first day of peace talks dawned today with the entire negotiations imperilled. Directly responsible for the threat to the peace conference appear to have been telegrams exchanged In the last 48 hours between William S. Knudsen, vice president of General Motors in charge of the strike negotiations and George E. Boysen, president of the Flint alliance, a civic organization opposed to the strike. Continued on Pace fl Cases Are Given Dates for Trials In Circuit Court NEWPORT, Jan. 18. Cases to be tried during the January term of the Vermillion Circuit Court were given a definite date of trial on Friday morning. A total of 16 cases were set, consisting of nine criminal and seven civil cases. The court docket for the term is as follows i'. s" t Jan. 22, State vs. Joseph Kyle, failure to provide; Jan. 22, State vs. William Bllnn Nichols, forgery; Jan. 23, Jacob Bryant et al vs. 01 lie Smock, appeal from survey; Feb. t, Joe Lepri vs. Mary Lorenzo et al, complaint on note; Feb. 4, Herman J. Kutch va., Vernon Rambole, suit on note; Feb. 5. State vs, Burl Har-desty. passing school bus; Feb. 18. Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation! vs. Estate of James W. Hinds, claim; Feb. 25. State vs. Knlgbt Little, petit larceny; Feb. 2G, State vs. Charles Shelato, robbery. Mar. 4, Georgia M. Russell vs. Ray D. Russell, divorce, Mar. 22. .Margaret Kinderman guardian vs. Bert Fortune, damages: Mar. 2S, State vs. Herschel Bailey et al. robbery; Mar. 30, Ida Evlnger vs. Sarah A. Swafford estate, claim; April 1. State vs. Wren Stulti. E. M. Miller, obtaining money under false pretense. April I, 8 tale vs. Mary Luucy, manslaughter. April 7. State vs. Irwin Moore, assault and battery. ,a y enclosed ballroom, and It was dis-ivered that Frank Cicero, 25. officii of a Stamford, Conn., transpor-ition company, was dead. He had een stabbed three times through 'ie heart and twice through the nest. The other man, Thomas rawford. 30. of New York, was cut n the scalp. Detectives learned, in one version, hat Cicero's boisterous remarks 'rew an objection from another iner. When he retorted to the ob-x-tor a fist fight broke out which nded with the stabbing. Accord-ng to another version, the fight resulted from some kind of "trouble" iver the trucking business. Police Continued on Page 6 South Side Chicago Newspaper Peddler Is Victim of Thief CHICAGO, Jan. 18 A blind newspaper dealer headed the scores of victims of Lawrence Reno, I4, who faced trial today for petty thievery. Henry J. Stack, who ruus a newsstand on the south side, said he recognized Reno by his voice as the man who took a paper and change for $! but ran off without giving him the bill. Film Star Weds Saturday, Opens In Show Tonight LONDON. Jan. IS Ann Harding, blonde American lilm star, and her new husband. Werner Janssen, had to do without a honeymoon today hecauMC Miss Hardinc was scheduled to open loniKht in "Candida" at HriKhton. The couple, who gave notice of Intention to wed on Saturday, were married yesterday afternoon at the Caxton Hall Registry, In the presence of 20 personB, most of them newspaper correspondents, the ceremony was 'Ann Harding carried out 111 only two minutes. Miss Hardinn ap peared radiantly happy but nervous as she made the declaration: "There is no lecal impediment to my marriage to thee, Werner Janssen." Jausseu. famous American sym houy orchestra leader, made a sim li liar declaration. Those who signed as witnesses Mr and Mrs. Clive Brook, Sir Craiiville Bantock, composer ana conductor, and Miss Katherine Smith, a typical English nanny" who acts as nurse for Miss Harding's daughter, Jane, central figure in the bitter custody battle between Miss Harding and her divorced husband. Harry Bannister. The child also signed as a witness, writing in a childish scrawl. "Jaue Harding." DUCE'S SON TO WED MILAN. Italy. Jan. 18. The newspaper Popolo d'ltalia today announced the forthcoming marriage of Vittorio Mussolini, son of II Duce, to Signorina Carla Buvoli of Milan. Two Men Held for Examination; Nathan, Hoover' Field General Flies From Tacoma Scene LOS ANGELES. Jan. 18 A score of G-men concentrated here today, grilling two suspects In the kidnap-murder of Hl-year-old Charles Matt-sou in Tacoma, Wash. Indications of a major break 18 the case were seen here with the arrival of Harold Nathan, field general for the federal department of Justice agentB who flew to southern California from Tacoma. With Nathan here are half a dos-en agents who had been In the North west. Two Are Held Coincident with their arrival If was learned two suspects were In custody and undergoing examination. One gave his name as Joseph Mitchell. 35, he was apprehended in a hobo "jungle" near Culver City, Cal. Officers said he answered the description of the kidnaper. In bis duffle bag. officers said, were a hoy's sweater and newspaper" clippings of the kidnaping and murder. The other suspect was seised by local G-men tinder John H. Hanson, CfHilinued mi Tag-" Bit CAREY, FORMER SENATOR, DIES CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 18 Former United States Senator Robert D. Carey, 68, was dead here today, the victim of a heart attack. Death came suddenly. He was apparently In good health Sunday, friends said. He was stricken late last night. - The former republican senator ar-riTSu here Saturday night from El Paso, Tex., where he attended the National Livestock Association Convention. He died at the home of his late brother. Charles D. Carey. Senator Carev was defeated for re-election in November by Harry H. Schwartz, democrat. HUGHES NON-COMMITTAL LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18. "She's faster." That was the only comment to day of Howard Hughes, motion pie-lure magnate and filer, after test flights in his new "mystery ship." a low-winged, single motored mono- Fifteen Hundred Persons Held at Dance After Stabbing; One Killed, Another Injured as Guests Battle Clinton City Schools Scheduled to Start Work for Second Semester Monday; Boundary Lines Laid Out Clinton rfty schools will open their second Bern enter Monday, Jan uery 25. 137 at the regular tini. of 8:20 a. m, Students are requested not to pur chase supplies and books until tht book lists are given out aud teachers' instructions are received. The school Attendance laws require that all children between tht axes of 7 and 16 will attend school. Children younger than years of age will not be accepted unlets they are 6 years old by May 1. 1937. Ktiidents living outside of the city limits must have transfers from the township trustee or arrange to NEW YORK. Jan. 18. Fifteen hundred men and women, attending a dinuer and dance at the Manhattan opera house, were detained In the building by the police early today after one of the guests had been stabbed to death. The dinner was being given by the Affiliated Ladies Apparel Carriers association, and Grover Wha len. former New York city polict commissioner, was speaking when a quarrel broke out at one of the tables over remarks that had been made to heckle Whalen. A chair was thrown, a knife flashed, and when quiet was restored two men lay on the floor. They were carried out of the glass- r,Bne- A.Aja pay tuition. Students who were en Continued cm Page 6 (

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