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Clinton, Indiana
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,t'; WEATHER . Cloudy, rain tonight and probably ft Mf,,, Thursday morning, turning to snow I flurries Thursday; colder late to-I night; much colder Thursday. Hhoald In Fail to Res Too DAILY CLINTONIAN by 8:80 P. M. Phone 41 or lit and a copy will be brought to you at once. THE DAILY CLINTONL Price Three Cents Clinton, Indiana, Wednesday, January 20, 1937 Says "Bungler" Killed His Sort RETURNS TO Volume 25 Number 62 F. D. R. DEPLORES TRAGIC LIVES OF ' inn ' 4f " . ,;-' ,- ' " i - .1 Back at his Tacoma, Wash.,- office after a harrowing and futile time spent In an effort to safely recover his son. Dr. W. W. Mattson! blamed the death of his 10-year-old kidnaped boy on a "bungler". who he believed had been frightened when he feared capture. PRESIDENT FRANKLIN O. ROOSEVELT Governors Converge on Capital of Zontents of 2 Ransom Notes Are Revealed Today as Federal Agents Continue Search for Kidnap-Killer Nation Today for Inaugural Rite; Democrats Have Large Majority HUNDREDS JOIN FIGHT TO SAVE STATE LEVEES More Damage Threatened Today in Indiana Because of Rain; 9 Counties Get Relief HAZELTON IS IN GREATEST PERIL A drop of four Inches In the Wa-ash river was indicsted here this norning since yesterday and the 'epth now is 23 feet and four incbes. White river, which flows Into the Vabash near Decker, is also falling, ut It is believed that flooded con- Itions of the Ohio river, into which lie Wabash flows In southern Indi- na, and which is rising at the rate f an Inch per hour, will prevent the Vabash from dropping more rapidly. The flood picture by states: INDIANA Worst stricken state; refugees estimated unofficially at l.'iOO. Principal danger point north A Evansville, Nine counties given mergency relief, KENTUCKY 1,000 homeless or preparing to evacuate along Ohio river; 100 homes threatened along Tennessee River. ILLINOIS Estimated 1,000 homeless. Hundreds of others warned to evacuate by end of week. PENNSYLVANIA Ohio river receding to normal after light dam-ige. Refugees returning to homes. WESTT VIRGINIA Several hundred families homeless in vicinity of PU Pleasant. OHIO Flood waters receding in Kastern section, reaching creBt in west. Ohio river one foot from top f levee at Cincinnati. MOKK DAMAGE THREATENS PRINOETON, Ind.. Jan, 20 Hundreds of wawy WPA workers and larmers fought desperately to bolster levees along lower reaches Continued on Page Youth Who Tried To Slay Himself Still Lives Today BATON ROUGE, La.. Jan. 20. Hospital attendants said this morn-'ng they were "very hopeful" tor i he recovery of Robert Weston K'aulls. 18. of Warwick. N. Y.. who hot and wounded himself last night in a suicide attempt. Faults shot himBelf . near the heart with a .22 caliber rifle. He was found on a levee on the Mississippi river near the campus-Sunday in a "scientific- experiment" Faulls was hypnotized by fellow students and finally had to be taken to Dr. Paul Young, a psychology professor, before lie waa gotten out of the trance. Physicians asserted that the hypnotism had nothing to do with the act of the youth shooting himself. Dr. C. A. Lorio, campus physician, said that Faulls told him he tried to commit, suicide because he was despondent. After being hypnotized It wa several hours before Faulls waa normal, it was learned. However, the vouth was back In school Monday. District Attorney Dewey J. San- dies dropped an investigation after establishing that Faulls had ahot himself. DATE SET FOR FIREMEN'S BALL The thirty-third annua! Fire man's Ball will be held at the coli seum on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and plans are being made that will eclipse any dance of previous years. Music will be furnished by the Wabash Syncopators, of Clinton, and tables will be arranged cabaret style around the dance floor. There will be no floor show, but table reservations, in order to be valid, must be made at the fire bouse. KELLY TO SPEAK BEFORE DOCTORS "L-itteases of the Bkiu" will be ditv rusaed by Don E. Kelly, M. D., of Indianapolis, at a meeting of the Parke-Verinilliou Medical Society to be held at tbe Vermillion County hospital tonight at 7 p. m. Preceding tbe speech a dinner will be served. ( , j X . J S iT-in-P FEDERAL LABOR CHIEF CONFERS WITH GOVERNOR Michigan's Chief Executive Is Not Whipped Yet; Plans to Call in Maior Strike Figure Today FIRST MEETING PROVES FUTILE WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Far hack of the fanfare and trumpeting of an inaugural, Michigan's red-hraried (trover nor and the secretary nf labor today moved in a new, determined ftep to bring peace in the General Motors Btrike. While the Inaugural paradr mnrrhed triumphantly iri ppiinayl-vmifa avenue. Secretary of Labor Franees Perkins and Gov. Frank Murphy called in a major figure In h labor strife for a conference. On this conference, scheduled for fate today, they hoped to make pea!1' In the automotive industry. Kftrly Efforts Fall Thus far. conference after con-fernce has proved abortive. At fh-Ft. Murphv maneuvered United -Vutomohilf Workers the strikers nd CM officials into a meeting. Th's coHapspd fn charges and coun-'erehargers after less than five minutes. And finally, in depperation, Murphy brought his troubles here for a meeting mith the secretary of labor. John L. Lewis, chairman of the committee for industrial organization, backing the Btrike which has paralyzed General Motors, was Continued on Page 6 PIUS FORGED TO RESUME BED AS PAIN INCREASES Pope Receives Cardinal Bertraiu Despite Growing Weakness; 2 Hours Sleep Gained During Evening VATICAN CITY, Jan. 20. His suffering greatly Intensified, Pope Pius today was forced to return to bed after only a brief period In his special chair. Just after the transfer. It was semi-officially stated at the Vatican, the pope was stricken with the most severe attack of pain in his long Illness. Audience- Held With the same fortitude that haB characterized him through his long period of pain, the pontiff nevertheless received Adolf Cardinal Bertram of Breslau, and Imparted to Continued on Page 6 MINER RECEIVES FRACTURED LEG Hanley Hillyer, of 1002 South Fourth street, sustained a fractured right leg yesterday at the Universal mine, where he Is em-ployed as a machine man, when some coal fell from the face. He was taken to the Vermillion County hospital, where he is getting along satisfactorily. FIFTH VICTIM OF AIR CRASH DIES LOS ANGELKS, Jan. 20 Raising the death toll from the crash of Western Air Express plane here a week ago to five. Co-pilot C. T. Owens died today. Owens died of multiple fractures of the Jaw. and a punctured lung. Meanwhile investigators into the crash heard from the bruised lips of Pilot William W. Lewis that "atmosphere disturbances" had been the contributing cause of the crash. SISTER OF MRS. SELLERS TAKEN Mrs. B. H. Sellers of South Third street received word yesterday of the death of her sister. Mrs. Florence Ransdall of Franklin, who died at her home Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the residence. Dr. and Mrs. Sellers plan to leave todav for Franklin to attend the services. THK TEMPKRATTIIE By The Clintonian thermometer: S a. m., 36; noon, 46. WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 Washington was knee-deep in governors today. There were governors on the right of the president and governors on the left of him. Enough ex-governors clutched inaugural ducats to man another union. Pedestrians fell over each other dodging whizzing limousines rushing governors to this and governors to that. To each were assigned two officers either army, naval,, or marineuniformed as special aides to make sure that they got there. Estimates varied, hut the president's inaugural committee finally lu-ought an - adding machine Into play Oils morning and announced that 38 state chief executives were on deck. You could scratch 25 governors and get a democrat, five and get a republican, and for the three remaining, a progressive, a farm-laliorite and an independent. They ranged In years and size all the way from Kentucky's husky, grinning "Happy" Chandler, age 38, to Connecticut's dignified and venerable Wilbur Cross, age 74. They found themselves the center of a social whirl that began the moment Jhey stepped from special trains, right up to the closing number on the official program tonight the inaugural concert. State society teas, buffet suppers and balls, Continued on Page Six Indiana Railroad Employes Insist Elder Is Wrong INDIANAPOLIS, Ind Jan. 2u The National Labor Relations Board today huB on file a charge by union employes of the Indiana railroad alleging the traction line repudiated a 20 percent wage increase contract in violation of the National Labor Relations act. The charge of alleged violation of the wage contract, directed at Bowman Elder, receiver of the railroad, was filed yesferday with Robert H. Cowdrill, 11th regional director of the board here, by M. J. Nkosen, attoruey for the amalga mated association of street electric railway and motor coach employee of America. The contract was completed November 1 by an arbitration board which voted two-to-oue for a '20 per cent wage increase for union em ployes. Elder said only 446 of the company b l.zae employes were un ion members and the receiver refused to recognize the arbitration ruling. Later a 12 percent compromise wage increase agreement was reached. HAROLD RUBY IS NAMED FOREMAN Harold Ruby has been appointed foremun of the Coleman Auto Company. Mr. Ruby formerly conducted a repair aud body shop at Third and Blackman streets, but for the past year has been employed at the Jai kson Motor Company. He promises that th3 best service possible can be received here. AMERICA'S POOR Chief Executive Concerned With Underprivileged in Speech Before Thousands at Capitol Today INAUGURAL IS HELD IN RAIN ' WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. On the same spot where four years ago he accepted the Presidency under the shadow of a great national crisis. Franklin D. Roosevelt renewed his fealty to the American people to. day, and In his Inaugural address pledged himself to more complete Democratic processes, and the advancement of the under-privileged. A cold biting rain stung his face as be faced a great multitude on the broad plaza of the Capitol, and told the nation and the world that while much has been accomplished during the last four years much more re mains to be accomplished. "We have set our feet," he sail "upon the road of enduring pro-gress.but . Much To Be Done "In this nation I see tens of millions of citizens a substantial part of its whole population who at this very moment are denied the greater part of what the very lowest standards of today call the necessities of life. "I see millions of families trying to live in incomes so meager thai the pall of family disaster hangB over them day by day. Poverty Pointed Out "I see millions whose daily lives in city and on farm continue under conditions labelled indecent by a so-called polite society half a century ago. ' "I see millions denied education, recreation and the opportunity to better their. Jot and the lot of their children. "I see millions lacking the means to buy the products of farm and factory and by their poverty denying Continued on Page 6 Several Injured As Train Leaves Track in South ODESSA. Flu.. Jan. 20. Six or seven persons were injured here today when the crack train of the Atlantic coastline, the Southland, en route from Cincinnati to St. Peters burg. Fla.. plunged from the rails about a quarter of a mile south of here. None of the Injured was believed to be in a critical condition. First reports of the accidents were that seven persons had been killed, but authorities announced after a hurried search of the cars that there had been no loss of life. The wreck occurred at 8:16 a. m.. as the train sped out of Odessa for Bt Petersburg. 40 miles away. The locomotive, the mall coach and the baggage coach, remained on the rails, as did the diner, the last car in the train. The other six cars leaped the rails, five of them toppling over on their sides. The overturned cars ploughed along the tracks for approximately 180 feet before coming to a grinding halt. The train was reported to be running approximately 60 or 60 miles an hour at the time. The Injured persons were rushed immediately to a hospital at Clearwater before their names could be learned. The most seriously Injured was a negro waiter. TWO ACCIDENTS REPORTED TODAY Two cars were badly damaged this morning in accidents, one of which occurred in North Terre Haute and the other near Dana. Nathan Lewin, of Terre Haute, collided wifh a car In North Terre Haute, when a motorist, whose name was not learned, turned into a driveway. Mr. Lewin is employed at the Lewin overall factory here. Frank O'Bara. of South Tenth street, skidded on the slippery pavement on State Road 36 and crashed into the guard rail along the highway. Mr. O'Bara was driving to Westville, where he Is employed, when the accident occurred. Both cars were badly damaged. TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 20 The contents of the two ransom notes which the kidnap-slayer of 10-year-old Charles Mattson sent the little victim's father. Dr. William W. Mattson, was disclosed here today while G-Men continued their nationwide hunt for the fiendish "Tim" as the killer signed himBelf in the notes. ,' The first note, mailed from downtown Tacoma the second day after the boy was kidnaped from his parent's home on the night of December 27 read: , Note Contains Threat "If you want the hoy back pay random. Let us know through the paperB. You will get a phone cat) where to find note. You will find 5 or 6 before we tell you where to lealve the suitcase, You Till go lonely roads. If cars are trailing you we won't contact. If our man gets killed or has to commit suicide on account of police you will never see the kid again. To prove he iB alive this is in his hand writing. If you want to be sure he is alive at the pay off auk us something the kid knows and we don't and we will answer on first note that tells you where to go. Tim Tim.' 1 4 , Second Message The second note, received through the mail at the MatUaen home less than four days later, read: "Are you ready to make connec tions and want to know if you are getting the notes or are police keeping them from you. Continued on Page 6 Mrs. Dutton Dies Suddenly at Dana Tuesday Morning DANA, Jan. 20. Death came -..jj..i T.iucHnv at 10 a. m. to BI1UU.TI11J Mrs. Mary Dutton. 70, widow of the rhRrles M. Dutton. Although she had been in failing health for the past several months, her death conies as a shock to her relatives and friends. She had not been confined to her bed lately. She was born in England and at the nge of three years came to Un united States with her family to make her home. She had spent the greater part of her life In this vicin ity. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Thadd Hnuker of Dana, ana two eons, Floyd of Kansas and Virgil. whose whereabouts are unknown. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Kimball and Kendall Funeral Home with Rev. C. S. Heedy in charge. Burial will be at the Wesley Chapel west of Dana. LOCAL OFFICIALS AT TERRE HAUTE Dale Pureell. supervisor of the WI'A recreation department, John Alfier and Mrs. Catherine Cogaii and several other instructors in this department attended a meeting in Terre Haute today. John Kapp. handicraft supervisor of lndinnapolls. held an instruction class in this art for all class leaders of this district. SEARCH STARTS FOR SLAYER OF STATE TROOPER Young Man Shot to Death by Man Believed to be Paroled Convict: Airplane Joins Manhunt MONROE. MICH.. Jan. 20. One of the greatest manhunts in the his tory of Michigan was launched today when Michigan state trooper-Richard Hammond was found shot to deth with his body shackled to a mail post with Mb own handcuffs Object of the hunt, according to state police radio alarms being broadcast throughout the trl-state area of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana was Atcida Benoit, a paroled con vict. Search Htarts With the finding of Hammond' body, more than 100 other -state troopers, scores of deputy sheriff? from four counties and posses of farmei-B and townsfolk took up the hunt. The search centered in the farm region near Lulu, Mich., after thf blood-spattered police car which Hammond had been driving war found a mile west of that town. Plane Helps An airplane also pressed into the hunt. Detroit's flying policemen William Veach, took off from the AVayne county airport accompanied by a state trooper and was flying Tow over the scene of the search. Trooper Hammond, 23 years old. dropped from sight iRst night while he was taking Benoit to Monroe where Benoit was to have been viewed as a possible suspect in the robbery and kidnaping of a Detroit auto salesman earlier In the evening. rv Early this morning, -fellow troop-Continued on Page 6 Sentences Given 2 Who Admitted Del Rio Robbery NEWPORT. Jan. 20 Having pleaded guilty to robbing the Del Kio Cafe in Clinton on Junuary 1. two men received sentences of 10 years each In Indiana penal institutions by the decree of Judge G. E. Uingham in Vermllliun circuit court today. Van H. Archer, 23, of Terre Haute, will serve the time at the state prison in Michigan City, while Ernest Hooker, 25. will be sent to the reformatory at Pendleton, since tli is is only Im second offense. He said today that he had previously served one year for larceny. Archer tuld the court that he bad already served five sentences for auto thefl and other forms of larceny. When arraigned here this morn ing the two prisoners told Judge Itingham they did not wuut a lawyer to defend them. They admitted out right the theft of approximately fltiu belonging to Victur Bouucchi owner of the cafe. REBELS RESUME BOMBING, DRIVE NEARER MALAGA Several Killed in Air Raid on Madrid Today: Loyalists Forced Back After Hill Victory MADRID, Jan. 20 In a deadly prelude, it was believed, to resumption of an Intensive drive to take Madrid, rebel airplanes staged a bombing raid over the Capital at B:4b a, m. today. Several persons, Including children, were killed. Simultaneously the 20.000 warriors of Gen. Queipo de Llano, after a day of rest and reconsolida-tion only seven miles frGm Malaga, resumed their march on the loyalists second largest seaport. Reds Attack Without awaiting the Insurgents' onslaught, however, a loyalist host moved southwestward from Malaga along the mediterranean coast and assaulted the advancing rebels. A furious battle on the narrow coastal plain between the sea and mountains was reported in progress around Fuengirola. with estimated casualties at 1.000 lor both sides. Loyalists seaplanes roared along the shoreline and forced withdrawal of rebel armed trawlers covering the insurgent drive. Hill Fight Continues South of Madrid, the Loyalist flanking column which yesterday captured the hill of the Angels, surrounding a Rebel garrison of 1,000, was forced to fall back before a counter-altack. Gen. Jose Miaja, chief of the Ma drid defense Junta, however, told International News Service that the turning point of the war is at hand. "Things are going to be different from now on," he said. "We will show we have a real army, by attacking on every front." Funeral Services For Albert Clark Will Be Thursday CAYUGA, Jan. 20 Funeral serv lies will be held Thursday at 10:30 a. m. at the Christian church for Albert Clark. Rev. O. W. McGau-hey of Veedersburg will officiate at the services and Huward Watson, local undertaker will be In charge of the funeral. Burial will be in the Thomas ceiuetery, south of Cayuga, Judge William Waite of Newport will read the obituary and the men's quartette of the church composed of Paul Weaver. Paul Ray, Mr. Hoa-ford and Milt Laughlin will sing. Pall bearers will be close friends of Mr. Clark. Mr. Cfcirk was killed Monday night wheu the car be was driving crashed into a bus one mile west of Pittshoro. He was leonsidered as one of Vermillion county's most not ed democrats, aud had been manager and operator of the Clark's garage here for the pnat 35 years.

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