The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on January 19, 1937 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN r r"")iidlneflg tonight, fol- v-.w"""'" r,'1,,'", or raln Wednesday; u cold tonight; slowly rising I temperature Wednesday. , Volume 25 Number 61 Clinton, Indiana, Tuesday, January 19, 1937 Price Three Cent HbovM TJ F0 to Kemtve Tour DAILY CLINTONIAN by S:0 P. M! Phone 41 or I1 1 and a copy will be brought to yon at once. NAMED BY F. D. R. Held in Blackmail CQNGRETE SLAB FOR ROAD 63 IS TEAR GAS USED IN VIOLENCE AT A. L. CLARK OF CAYUGA KILLED IN AUTO CRASH DANA, NEWPORT MEN ARE GIVEN PURDUE AWARDS Gets 10 Years v ( I K , hj ' f - - - - aa f : Wf :. ; 1 y m f i TOOjXPENSIVF bemm'ttees Go to Indianapolis to P'sh Pavement Project, Hear 'Black Top' Is Planned SEEGER, STURM JOIN DELEGATION Ptwperts for concrete surfacing nf state rond No. 63 are none too hrl'ht, although a properly graded road wllh n "black top" surface If "tunned during the next few years, ' legations from Clinton and Wll-''pmRport were assured at a "nnference with state highway of-f'riili st Indianapolis yesterday. H-ndert by I'ra Seeger. joint sen-,, Vermillion. Wnrren and Fniinirifn counties and State Repre-""itntlve Paul Rtnrm, the delegations minted out that No. 63, If "rnnerly Improved. Is a great ,poten- esnTier of truck and passenger truffle. ' They urged that steps be taken to apply a concrete slab to the new section which will extend from the Intersection with Rnnd 34 west of Covington to Road 41 north of Allien. It has been hoped that this niii'ht be the start of slab which wnnln eventually Include the entire mad Into Clinton. Owt llliHks Movr State officials are understood to haveWplained that cost of concrete Is the only obstacle standing in the way of this. They were Impressed by figures showing that the present lime the condition of No. 63 is such Hint much of the trafNc north out of Clinton turns west into Illinois as soon as V. S. 36 Is reached, which results in a heavy loss of gasoline taxes to this state. Representatives from Clinton were Mayor Clyde M. Zink, R. B. Mod lock,- president of the Clinton Commercial club, and Herschel Cheek, vicepresident of the same organization, which has been active in advocating the early grading and paving of No. 63. Ace G-Man Takes Sudden Leave of Los Angeles Area I.OS ANOKLES, Jan. 19. Harold Nathan, field general for the G-men, left Los Angeles hurriedly today. The ace department of Justice agent, who has been here studying new clews in the search for the kid-nap-slayer of 10-year-old Charles Mattson covered his departure with his customary secrecy. At federal headquarters here it was reported that Nathan was "out of the city." It was believed he had headed back to the northwest where lie directed the case ever since the little hoy was kidnaped In Tacoma, Wash.. Dec. 27. Nathan flew here In a rush trip and for two days the local head quarters ha been the scene of feverish activity as the famed O-nien covered southern California with coded leMypH messages and sent agents on mysterious forays. Whether these clevis have petered out uud Nulhan Is following fresher scents near the crime scene were matters on which officers blandly reftiM'd all comment. Austin Ryan, 16, of New Rochelle, N. Y., weeps repenting the "thrill" ho sought through extortion letters to the father of his classmate, Robert Young, Jr. The Young lad had been missing since January 9. He was located in Virginia. Kyan lemanded $2,000 for "information" 'egarding the boy's whereabouts. RURAL ELECTRIC MEETING IS SET AT COURTHOUSE Prather Announces Session Friday N'ght at Newport; Results of Survey on Power Users Will Be Heard Vermillion County Rural Electric Membership corporation will meet at the court bouse In Newport Friday night, Jan. 22, at 7:30 o'clock, as announced by Dewey Prather, president. About 30 farmers representing all townships met on Jan. 8 and elected the following officers: Dewey Prather, president; Vernon Weatherman, vicepresident; Carl Betson, secretary. Survey Is Regim Mr. Prather appointed committees for each township' to make a survey of the users of electricity. A report Is to be made at the meeting Friday evening and further preparations will be made for a membership drive. Much Interest was manifest at the meeting and the officers are hopeful of a complete county organ ization In the near future. Other Indiana counties have completed their preliminary work and have been allowed a loan by the Federal Rural Electric Membership corpora-Continued on Page Six POPE SUFFERS INCREASED PAIN VATICAN CITY, Jan. 19. Pope Pius is suffering from Increasingly frequent attacks of pain, caused by spreading of neuritis upwards from his legs, it was seml-offirlally announced at the Vatican today. The excessively humid weather of the last few days was blamed at the Vatican for the repeated attacks, but medical authorities said they were due to the pontiff's Insistence tint be be allowed to continue work. Because of the strain, Dr. Amantl Milan! has reduced the time the pope spends in his wheeled hed-chair to about an hour or hour and a half dally. LEGION MEETS THURSDAY A meeting of the American Legion will be held Thursday night at 8 o'clock t the Legion home on G....IU TI.I.J treet. DETROIT PLANT Several Injured at Bombs Shoot Into Crowd of Picket at Brifrfra Body Factory This Morning MURPHY THINKS PEACE IS NEAR DETROIT, Jnn. 19. Strike violence brnkfl out here this morning as 2, .100 onto workers picketing the Rrlggs Body Plant, became targets for ten tear gas bombs. The bombs were thrown ar police attempted to niRh a plant manager through the picket lines. Ariggs supplies Ford with bodies. Spectators declared company police fired the bombs Into the crowd, aided by a few city officers. One victim was Deputy Superintendent of Police ' Louis Berg, temporarily blinded when a bomb burst at his feet. He was helping William Myers. factory superintendent through the picket line. Several Injured Other casualties were police Ser geant Vaugh C. Rodgers who suffered a broken finger and William Mackey. a picket, struck In the eye by a bomb fragment. Mackey was treated by a physician, retained by the union to treat any unionists injured. Just before the bombing police closed all saloons, and restaurants within three blocks of the plant as a precautionary measure, i Ml'RPHV IS OPTIMISTIC WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. Gov. Frank Murphy of Michigan arrived here early today, and announced he has worked out a specific plan designed to bring peaceable settlement in the General Motors automobile strike. ' Murphy refused to discuss or reveal details of the plan, hot seemed confident that his trip here would lie productive of progress in the Impasse now tying up negotiations. He said, simply: "I believe It will work out all right." Murphy said he did not intend to see President Roosevelt while he was here, and added that, if it were necessary, he would return to Michigan tonight. Roosevelt Moves To Stop Private Utilities Wrangle WASHINGTON. Jan. 19 The controversy within the TVA as to how the private utilities should be handled developed white house action today, President Roosevelt named Secretary of the Interior Ickes head of a committee composed of heads of federal agencies dealing with power, to draft legislation to set up a national "yardstick"; for the sale of federal power. The power jBSue developed during the weekend when Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, chairman of the TVA, announced his opposition to any browbeating of the utilities by the federal government to make them come to terms, and favored more power pools such as the TVA has with the Commonwealth and Southern Company in the south. David K. Lllienthal, director of. the TVA, answered Morgan by op posing any band-tn-bsnd arrange-ment between the government and the utilities. He cited the pending cases of 19 private utilities for Injunctions to frustrate the TVA program and the Injunction granted one of the companies by Federal Judge John Gore, at Nashville, This enjoined the TVA from expanding its activities. RITES HELD FOR MRS. UMPLEBY Funeral (services for Mrs. Mary t'mpleby, 66, of north of Carbon, were held from the home there at 2 p. m today. Burial was In Calcutta cemetery. Harry Cum, of Clinton, in i brother. Mr. Lmpleby died at her home Sunday following a long illness. Other survivors brides the brother are the husband, Thomas: a n. Harry; two daughters, Mis Bern Ire and Mrs. Lucia Morris; another brother, James, of Brazil; and two Home Ec Clubs in This County Receive Recognition at Big Annual Session in Lafayette MRS. PARRETT RECEIVES CREED At the Annual meeting and ban quet of the Indiana Livestock Breeders Association held at Purdue l'n- Iversily, four Vermillion County men received medals In the Honsier Gold Medal Colt Club. These men were: Ruby .1. Russell and Grover Lawson of Dana, Allen Rose and Ottie White of Newport. These men were able to make out standing gains with their 1 935 colts, placing at the top of their classes in the County Fulr and Colt Show. At yearlings In 193(1. There were 14X7 colts in the stale club organised to promote belter drfl horse development by managing the feed and cure of colts to produce a gain of fif,0 pounds in a twelve-month period. Itj not only takes a good coll, hut effl-j cient feeding and management by, the caretaker to produce an out-! standing gain of this kind. Sixty-' rive of these colts were exhibited at the Indiana State Fair, two being those belonging to Mr. RuhsbII of Dana. There were 48 colts nomin aled by Vermillion Coiinly farmers in 1935. but only 13 made the gain, nine of which entered the contest for medals. Honors Awarded At the annual banquet held in Die Memorial Union Building at Purdue University, recognition was given these men for their achievement, , Vermillion County Home Economics Clubs were recognized in an achievement prngra mheld by the State Home Economics Association During the Agricultural Conference. Mrs. William G. Par-rett, County President of Clubs, Continued on Page Six Carl E. Black of Shirkieville Dies; Rites Wednesday Carl E. Black, 69, of Shirkieville., who was very prominent In civic affairs in Clinton a number of years ago, died at bis residence yesterday at 1:40 p. m. Mr. Black served on the local police force for several years, nine of which were as chief of police, and he also served as city marshall under D. C. Johnson, who was then mayor He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Farmersburg. Survivors are the .wife, Minnie; two sisters, Mrs. May me Evinston, of Lakewood, 0 and Mrs. Maude Evinston, of New York City. Funeral services will be held from the Frist funeral home at 2 p. m Wednesday with Rev. Baylor of New Goshen in charge. Burial will be Riverside cemetery. The Masonic lodge will conduct services at the grave. VACATION DATES NAMED City and township schools' spring vacation will be Friday, March 13, and Monday, March 15, according to E. C. Boyd, superintendent, and Odell Archer, townvhlp trustee. be played officially tomorrow, mark ing one of the few tfmes that anything save military and patriotic airs have been rendered upon sc solemn and dignified occasion as the inauguration of a president. It promises to be the biggest In augurai In a great many years from the standpoint of crowds and en thusiasra. The completeness of Mr. Roosevelt's victory in November, when he carried every Btate in the union save Maine and Vermont, hauling thousands of democrats Intc office with him, combined with bet ter times to send record-breaking throngs of people into the capita) from all parts of the country. Four years ago th hardness of Noted Democrat Meet Instant Death at Machine Strikes Motor But on Road Near Pittsboro SERVICES ARE NOT ARRANGED CAYUGA, Jan. 19 Albert L. lark, 65, one Iff Cayuga's most rnminent titizens, was killed ln-tantly last night when his automo-ille crashed into a motor bus a .ille west of Pittsboro. Mr. Clark was returning home from a business trip to Indianapolis at about 6:45 i, m., driving on Road 34, 17 mtles vest of Indianapolis, when he struck he Swallow Coach line vehicle;-vhich had stopped to discharge pas-angers. He was riding alone. One of Vermillion county's most oted democrats, Mr. Clark had al-vayB taken an active interest In politics, both local and national, and had Berved his party faithfully for "lany years. He was county chair-nan for four years in the twenties, 'istrict chairman from 1926 to 1930 md a delegate to the state conven-ion for the past ten years. (arage Manager He had been the manager and operator bf Clark's Garage since the 'urn of the century. Mr. Clark also iad charge of the Cayuga branch license bureau, established this year, for the first time. Survivors are the father, Steve Clark of Eugene; the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Russell McLain of Kugene; two sons, Lane Clark and Donald of Cayuga; a brother, New-Ion Clark of Villa Grove, 111.; two half-brothers, Roy and Clarence of F.ugene, and a .sister, Mrs. Ida Mahoney of Marlon, Ind. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed although the body was returned to Cayuga last night. Queen Narrowly Misses Death in Skid of Machine INNSBRUCK, Austria. Jan. 19. One wheel of the slipping car hung ver the edge of a snowy precipice ...below was a sheer drop of 600 teet . . .and in the car was the queen f the Netherlands! An Austrian motorcycle police man was the hero today in tne thrilling rescue of Queen Wilhel- mina from a probable death plunge. Rounding a curve high in the Austrian Alps, the Dutch queen's car suddenly skidded on the frozen snow, the rear swung around, and one wheel slipped over. With the rest of the car threat ening to follow, the policeman, rid ing behind as escort to the queen. rushed up and threw his weight against the machine until others could pull it back on the road. A chauffeur, a royal lady-in-wait- Ing, and a servant also faced the death-dive with the queen. A demonstration of the cool cour age that has characterised the 66- year-old Wllhelmina's reign of stern Dutch simplicity followed. As soon as the auto was back on the road. he ordered the same chauffeur to drive on. The queen came to the Austrian Tyrol to Join Crown Princess Juli ana and ber bridegroom, Prime llernhard. RESIDENTS SISTER PIES Marllda Ellen Shoemaker, 73, tied at 6:30 p. ra. Monday at her residence In Terre Haute. John Cottrell of Clinton, Is a irother, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hitcheson of Clinton, Other sur--ivors are the husband. Alec; tve daughters, Mrs. Charlie loyle. Mrs. Homer Hlte, Mrs. Earl loge, Mrs, Leo Gordon, of Terre raute, and Mrs. Myers of Brazil: wo sons. Eddie and Grover, of erre Haute; two sisters, three oth-r brothers besides Mr. Allen, eight randchildren. and three great-randchlldren. Definite funeral services have not eon learned. THE TEMPERATURE The Clintonian thermometer: 24; noon, 34. By Kicretiy of Interior Humid I. liken was named by President Kottscvclt hint night to head special ffvc-imin cmniiiUt.'e which will outline the future roursr of the national government In dispensing power through Mich project bh the TVA. LOYALISTS HAIL GREAT VICTORY SOUTH OF CITY Hill of Los Angeles Falls to Reds in Surprise Attack; Rebels' Left Flank Reported Cut LONDON, Jan. 19 The provl sional plan for land and sea contro of Spain by international forces tf prevent further influx of forelgr aid was rejected by Spanish rebel lenders today, the foreign office announced. The loyalist government, at Valencia accepted th scheme in principle. MADRID, Jan. 19 Taking ad vantage of a halt in the Insurgeni advance which bus brought General Fruncirao Franco's fnrres to within seven miles of Malaga, loyalist troops today raptured the hill of Lo:; Angeles, just Bnuth om Madrid, afl-er sharp fighting. Loyalist leaders claimed this victory cut the rebel lett flank. Two rebel officers and 200 men were taken prisoners. RIh'Ih CAptured An official communique asserted 150 insurgents surrendered south of Fbro on the Aragon front. Capture of the hill of Los Angeles (Hill of the Angels) was hailed by loyalists as their most important victory since the seige of Madrid began. Attacking suddenly before daybreak, the loyalists first took barbed wire entanglements at the base of Continued on Page Six CLUB TO MEET, ARRANGE PLANS Plans for the second annual anniversary meeting of the Half Century club, to be held on February 3. will be completed at the regular meeting of the organization tomorrow at 7:00 p. m. at the club room In South Main street. The following persons have been appointed as committeemen: Guy llriggs. chairman, A. A. Hess, Shell Luce, J. '. Foncan'non and T. L Klbby. At the meeting Wednesday night a prize will be awarded to the member holding the lucky ticket. This attendance prize, as iris called, will be given at every meeting In an ef fort to Increase the attendance. What may be the most Important bill of the session was entered in the senate, creating a state department of labor with a commissioner having authority to conciliate labor disputes. It was introduced by Sen Frederick Eichhorn. D.. Gary, after being drawn by the federal bureau of labor standards and state labor leaders. '' The bill also consolidates the four existing labor agencies under th commissioner; authorizes the department to fir health and safety standards; centralizes workmen' compensation matters in the department; creates a division for hearing petitions; and gives the new unit power to make inspections, obtain reports on Industrial operations and Continued on Page Six Maria Wendt, exotic 23-year-old Eurasian girl who is an incurable invalid, is shown in a Los Angeles court, where she was sentenced to 10 years after her conviction on charges of smuggling narcotics into the country. INDIANA WATERS NEARING HIGHEST MARKS SINCE '13 Flood Again Pours Into Streets of Pittsburgh; Cincinnati Is Scene of Much Destruction After a riHe of three Inches since yesterday morning, the Wabash riv-ere here was at a standstill today. This morning the river indicated the water to lie 2.1 feet unit eight inches. However, It fs feared that the rain which caused the raise in White river, flowing into the Wabash at Decker, will cause higher waters hern. INDIANAPOLIS, Intl.. Jan. 19 Flood waters of rivers swollen by abnormal January rains spread over additional lowland acres In southern Indiana today, indicating the high-Continued on Page HI President's Ball To Be Conducted At Terre Haute Kenneth Nelson, Vermillion coun ty chairman or tne annual rresi-dr-nt's Ball, announced today that the Vermillion county dance would be combined with the ball to be held In Terre Haute In the Mayflower Room at the Terre Haute House Saturday evening, Jan. 30. The evening's program will con sist of dancing, a floor show and a card party. Seventy rents of every dollar from thei tickets sold In this county will remain here and 30 cents goes to the Warm Springs Foundation to be usd In the national fkht against infantile paralysis. Someone will be appointed Id each city of thiB county to sell tickets. These names are to be announced later. One section of the room will lie reserved for Vermillion county. PICTURE TO BE GIVEN TONIGHT "Along mine Alec", not "Come Along Alec", as announced In yesterday's Issue of The Daily Clinton-Ian. Is tile title of the free talking picture to be presented at 7 p. ro., today at the sales rooms of the Soard Sales Company at 107 East Kim street. Produced under the auspices of the Oldsmobile company, the pictuic is a popular comedy with an hour of action and fun. An Invitation to attend is extended to the public by Soard 's. DONALD CLAYTON INJURED MONDAY Donald Clayton, was slightly Injured yesterday at the t'nlversal mine, in the fall of some coal on his back. He was removed to his home where he is getting along satisfac torily. Democratic Majorities of Indiana Congress Prepare Speedy Passage For Bills Supported by Townsend Washington in Holiday Spirit for Roosevelt Inauguration Ceremony Wednesday; Thousands of Visitors INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Jan. 19 Confronted today with two measures definitely sponsored by the Town-send administration, large democratic majorities in the house and senate prepared to push -them through to passage. With only 20 bills introduced in both houses yesterday and comparatively few In sight for the near future, lua- Jority leaders to ex planned pedite the Town- program gradually is being unfolded and sidetrack Ciov. 'lownsfml controversial proposals. -' ' :,.:- 1 : i f XT a7d,t .11 -A r ,s WASHINGTON. Jan. Ill Flag" flying and spirits high, the capital prepared gaily today to Induct Franklin D. Rooserelt into the presidency for his second term at high noon tomorrow. Almost a carnival atmosphere prevailed in Washington in marked . contrast to four years ago when Mr. j Roosevelt first assumed the helm of ' government under the black clouds of a national crisis so grave that ft chilled the exuberance of the democrats jut returned to power. This time ft fs differeut. The clouds, or most of them, have rolled away, and the theme song for Mr. Roosevelt's second inauguration is: "Happy Days Are Here Again." Incidentally, that rollicking tuue will Continued on Page Six granddaughters, .

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