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1 WEATHER THE DAILY CLINTQNL-ilV Hliovld Taa fH to K4 Too DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5:80 P. M. Phone 41 or III and a copy will be brought to you at once. Clinton, Indiana,, January 21, 1937 Midwestern Rivers Spill Flood Waters Over Valley Lands Behind Scenes Judglng by thin "backslage" shct runt. kUth., a fcarUr could do a Secretary of Labor i ! IV"' ' ' in . ! ' i Chiefs Will Continue Negotiations Begun in Seclusion at Washington Rain or snow tonight and Friday. Price Three Cents Hazleton Inundated Ac Newly-Built Levee Breaks Despite Workers FEAR EXPRESSED AT JOHNSTOWN As flood waters from a broken levee raged through Hazelton, Ind., today a dozen rain-swollen rivers tributaries In the central alatca were taking a toll of property dam-n;e and human suffering. Despite a 24-hour battle by CCC workers and hundreds of volunteers newly-Built levee on the White river broke, Inundating the town of Haxelton. The 500 inhabitant fled town before an 8-foot wall of water. t (Hi loan In Peril Continued ralnB swelled the Ohio and Scioto rivers well beyond flood stage In southern Ohio and there were fears that wholesale evacuations of some communities in the Ohio valley would result. A five or six foot flood at the Intersection of the Monongahela and Allegheny rlverB at Pittsburgh was predicted within the next 24 hours. It was feared the heavy rains last night and today would swell the rivers to a SO or 31 foot level at the "point" where they meet to form the Ohio, flood stage is 25 feet. Johnstown Again At Johnstown, scene of two ia jnr floods, fears were expressed aa the result of continued rain and show.. No serious damage has oc curred so far. The Ohio river was rising one inch aa-iour- at PTtaraout a, -the waters were filtering In behind he $1,000,000 flood wall. National Cuardsmen and state police of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia were mobilized to lend assistance to the area, where several communities were completely isolated by tbe floods. ; 1 i ' ' ' Heavy rains fell throughout the night over large sections of southern riidiana, Ohio and southeast Missouri. i Plans Completed For Anniversary Meeting of Club Plans for the second anniversary meeting of the Half Century club to he held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, were completed at a meeting of the organization 1n the club room on South Main street last evening. cake, three feet square, with two large candles to symbolize each vear the club has been in existence, and 374 small candles on the cake to represent the birthday of each club member, will be tbe center oi attraction. Attorney Frank H. Miller and Itev. H. H. Wagner will give anort liberties. T. L. McDonald, lage, will present a historical sketch of tbe or- anlzation. and Ralph Shattuck and William McMillan, of Tab-view, will present readings. The following members were Ini tiated Into the club last night: Thomas McCrea, Thomas Fyfe. Edward M. Davis, John Are, Domenlck Hal Basso, Thomas Annakln, Harry Heath and Charles Barnes, of Hillsdale. BRIDWELL LAD STRUCK BY CAR Sammy Dridwell, ion of Mr. and Mrs. Les Bridwell of North Ninth Mlreet, was struck by a hit aud run driver lust evening on North Ninth street. He sustained slight bruise when he was thrown to the pave Volume 25 Number 63 SECOND PHASE OF NEW DEAL STARTS TODAY Inauvural Talk Indicate. Ch.el Executive Plant Another 4 Year Much Like 1932-1936 F. D. R. RETAINS EARLY NOTIONS i WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. The second phase of (he nf deal began officially today whllo the capita, alill reverberated to the celebration of triumphant and exuberant democrats. President Roosevelt drew no d tailed diagram for llila second phaiie of the new deal In his In augural address, lint lie did sketch in broad outline the underlying philosophy of It. II was found In those paragraphs which spoke of the end of the depression, but which still found "one third of the nation Ill-housed, Ill-clad, ill-nourished." Miare-tlie-Weallh "The lest of our progress," he said, "is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it la whether we provide enough for ihose who have too little." From that, observers came to the conclusion that the second phase nf llie new deal will he much like the firBt that the administration for four years more Is going to concern itself With narrowing the gap thai exists between the top and the bottom of the economic heap. Pinna Are Vague How this la lo be aecompllshed Mr. Roosevelt did not ay. But the Inaugural epeech, taken In conjunction with the message to congress, In which he boldly admonished the judiciary to get In step with the Other two branches of the government., furnished ample,, evidence tfcat Mr." Roosevelt intends to hew1o the original lines of the new deal. Presumably, this Involves the res-u.retlou of the principle of the Invalidated NRA and the AAA, which gave the federal government power tp regulate the hours, wages, and working conditions of labor, and to regulate and control agricultural production and use of land. The supreme court has said In several decisions thai the federal government does not now possess such authority, under the constitution. With that, Mr. Roosevelt does not ag ree. Diocese Board to Name Galagher's Successor Today DETROIT. Jan. 21 The board ol consultors of the Roman Catholic diocese of Detroit was to convene today to name au administrator foi the diocese after the death of BiBlr op Michael J. Gallagher. . The prelate died last night 10 oiiuutes after he was admitted to a hospital. One of bis last official orders In atructed Rev. Charles E. Coughln. tbe "Radio Priest," to make ar rangemeiils for a new aeries of broadcasts. Bishop Gallagher was the ataunch frleud and defender of Father Cougblln. Father Cougblln wept when informed of bis superior's death. "Outside my Immediate family," Rev. Coughlin said, "my beBt f rieud has passed to bis deserved reward.' UlBhop Gallagher recently returned from the Vatican in Rome to defend Rev. Coughlittl against, attacks because of the radio priest' outspoken criticism of President Roosevelt prior to the election, Al the bishop's suggestion, Rev. Cough lin apologized for the famous incident in Cleveland when Rev. Coughlin referred to the president as n "liar." The bishop, however, would out condemn the priest for his interest in pollfMS. Bishop GaJarher, 70 years old, waa born In Auburn, Mich., and ed- iintpji In Michigan schools and abroad. He was ordained a priest March 19, 1893, In the tiny village of Bllxen In the Tyrol district of Europe. He became bishop Septeni ber 26, 1916. JUSTICE MOVES TO SHUT PRISON GATE ON KILLER Confessed Murderer of Michigan Slate 1 rooper I rapped oy Police Who Kept Up All-Day Search MOB VIOLENCE FEARED AT JAIL MONROE. Mich.. Jan. 21 Mich igan Justice today went into action start Alcldo (Frenchy) Benolt, paroled convict and Marihuana ad dict, lo prison by nightfall for the ruthless murder of Stale Trooper Richard Hammond yesterday. Trapped last night when he tried break through police lines, Benolt, alternately bold and whimpering, readily confessed he hammered the officer Into Insensibility, shot him, then handcuffed his body In a rurBl mail poat. ' 1 Mob reared ,,. As feeling ran high In the com munity, authorities posted a heavy guard around Benolt 's Jail cell before bis scheduled court arraign ment. Police took no chances on possible mob violence. "Sure I shot that stale trooper," he told Capt. L. A. Lyons. "He put up an argumont; guys can't ar gue with me." While a crowd surrounded the heavily-guarded Jul! last night muttering threats, Benolt whimpered: "What chance have I got? Hearrli Successful Benolt was caught after an all- day search of this area by an army state troopers and deputy sher iffs, supplemented by detachments of Indiana and Ohio state officers. Federal men also took part. Benolt was captured close to the scene of his crime with two guns on his person, one of the weapons belonging to the murdered Blale trooper. One ahot from a trooper's rifle brought him tumbling out of Continued on Page 6 Speed King, Film Actress Said To Be Nearing Altar CHICAGO, Jan. 21 Howard Hughes and Katharine Hepburn will be married here today, according to reliable reports. County Clerk Michael Flynn, aroused at his home early today, said he had been informed the actress and the young millionaire speed king will appear at the marriage license bureau today to obtain their license. He refused lo name his Informant. '"f aT Miss Hepburn, playing here in llie stage play, "Jane Eyre." dodged reporters waiting at the stage door at the close of bst night's performance. At her hotel she was "out" lo Interviewers. Hughes, who Tuesday set a new transcontinental air speed record, waa reported to have arrived lu Chi ago yesterday. At Miss Hepburn's hotel officiate denied Hughes wus registered, bill i telephone operator answering a telephone request to he connected with Hughes' room, said: "I can't connect you with Mr. HiixheB' room without announcing llie name of the caller first." Friends of the couple, whose ro muiice has long been rumored, cor oliorated the marriuge rumor, say hi 14 they would be wed today. MODEL HIGHWAY USED IN COURT Nl'JWl'OHT, Jan. 21 Spectators in the Vermillion county circuit court room tills week took a spe cial interest In the $10,000 damage suit filed against Cedrlc Campbell when a miniature highway and toy automobiles were exhibited aud the plaintiff, Andrew Alexis pointed out tbe position of bis automobile on a road in Illinois a year ago this month when his machine was struck three times bv other cars. Tbe suit was originally filed In Fountain circuit court and was ven ued to Vermillion. Judge Albert R Owens of the Vigo circuit court is acting as Campbell's counsel, while Alexis is represented by Longueck er. Hutton and Clark of Danville, III., Uvengood & Livengood of Cov- nirinii and Walt A Carlthers of Auto Strike Wkcn at a Fisher Body plant at flourlshuur buaints durUig a ail- Hopes Motor DETROIT, Jan. '21 Chrysler Mo tors will suspend all operations at midnight tonight, Detroit motor cir- .Iao were Informed today. Short- see of glass was given as the reason. The Chrysler Company does not expect to resume operations until Monday morning. The company, in notices nlaced on the bulletin boards of its plants, stated it had used its glass reserve and was not receiving enough to care for present needs. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.- Per .nnnii. handling the government's efforts to peacefully settle the auto mobile workers" strike whicn nas ii,.,i nn nianv General Motors plants, after tier subordinates had failed to Secretary of t.nlinr Prances Perkins was hopeful today that the controlling head of the corporation would return to the conference table with her. While the thousands of persons defied a heavy downpour to hall President Roosevelt's second Inaugural, Alfred P. Sloan Jr., president f General Motors, William Knudsen, executive viiepresident, and Donaldson Drown, finance chairman, quietly arrived by train. Met by the secretary's private lim ousine, they were whisked away in some secret rendezvous where the only woman In the cabinet was waiting for them. No Peace In Sight Apparently no headway was made in reaching a settlement or even on eopeiiiiig negotiations between the union and company officials because Miss Perkins' statement said: '. . . We are striving to reopen negotiations on fair and honorable terms . . . We have hopes that the negotiations may be resumed and satisfactorily concluded." Whether further conferences will he held today remained to be seen. The company's officials, tiowever, staved overnight. Sitting In with Miss Perkins were Gov. Frank Murphy of Michigan and James F. Dewey, labor depart ment conciliator, who had been In Detroit conferring with company and union leaders. FARM PROGRAM HELPS HOOSIERS LAFAYETTE. Ind.. Jan. 21. More than $2,011,000 have been paid to Indiana farmers for farming activities under the provisions of the 1938 agricultural conservation program, the Indiana state agricultural conservation committee an nounced today. The payments were based upon a total of 22.500 applications that had been approved as of Jan. 15. Each furmor is receiving 90 per cent now of the payment that will be made upon his performance under tbe soil conservation program. To dale, a total of 42.982 applications hnve been received by the state committee and 103,000 are ex nected. Am. iimlinns for navments have been received from every county In tbe state except tbe following Adams. Floyd. Fountain. Franklin, Ohio, Owen, Pulaski. Starke, Switz erland, Vermilliou aud Warrick. rise here lo a In Kidnap Victim Mr. and Mr. Clark Latest kidnaping to be added to th nation's crime list Involves David H. Clark, 49-year-old wealthy Los Angeles politician, who Is alleged to b held for $5,000 ransom. Federal authorities took a hand In the case after Mrs. Clark had received a note demanding the money. HOUSE PREPARES TO PASS F. 0. R.'S HOUSING 'MUSTS' President Repeats Demands for Legislation in inaugural . Address; Leaden to Start Action WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 In response to President Roosevelt's demand that bousing conditions be Im proved, a demand he repeated in bis inaugural add-ess, house leaders to day agreed to make a bousing legls lation one of the first "mUBt" meas ures on the legislative program. Senator Wagner, (D.) of New York, new chairman of the Senate banking committee, who has been ill, will begin pushing bouslug legislation in the senate next week. Kills Already Up Congress already has before it bills approved in principle by Mr. Roosevelt last year, under which a U. S. housing authority would be established to build demonstration projects and lo make grants to public agencies. Since the legislative program will be baaed upon giving aid to states and cities, tbe leaders said the law should he enacted while slate legislatures are still in ses The composite plan embraced lu bills by Senutor Wagner, representatives Coldsboroiigh IU.) of Maryland and Ellenbogeu UJ.) of Pennsylvania, provide: Pour-Point Program 1. Creation of housing' authority under which all present housing ac tivities, such us those of PWA and RA would be consolidated. 2. Public housing agencies would lie mud an outright grant of IS percent of the cost of construct ing low-cost housing or slum-cleur- inie projects. 3 Federal agency will have au- Ihorily to construct experimental housing units with the cost limited o $2,!i00 each. 4 . a ut hurlsed appropriations ranging from $r,0.000,oo() lo $160,-000,0110 a year for three years would he made. BEVERLY HILLS SUSPECT HELD BEVKRkY HILLS, Cal., Jan. 21 Police today announced they were holding a man here who "answered the description of the kidnaper-slay er of 10-year-old Charles Mattson. The officers eaid the man had been arrested on a drunk charge and was about to be released when descriptions of the kidnap suspect arrived from Washington, D. C. He will be held for further check. lo to of River at Standstill Here; State Capital West Side in Peril Following a drop of four Inches rlnce yesterday, the Wabash river here was at a standstill from 2 a. m. until late this morning, but another because of the heavy rain, was cKpeeted this afternoon. The drop was from 23 feet and 4 Inches 23 feet. It Is believed that the broken levee at Hazleton caused the river lo go down at this point. INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 21. Emergency crews planned to build Jetty In While river here today after two dynamite blasts failed to divert flood waters undermining a road and threatening a west-side industrial section. The two dynamite blasts, of 100 pounds each, were set off yesterday a dam at the site In an attempt to relieve pressure on tbe. levee. Win dows In homes several blocks away were broken but only a small hole was opened In the dam. REDS ROUTED IN HILL OF ANGELS FIGHTING TODAY Spanish Insurgents Claim Other Victonea m Civil war; Air Battle Staged Over Madrid MADRID, Jan. '21 Loyalist troops who stormed the hill of the Angels Just below Madrid yesterday with roars of -trttmiph, todaywere hurled back by the insurgents far beyond their original positions. Insurgent broadcasts said the loyalists, retiring in a panic, lost 228 killed and hundreds more wounded, and left considerable ammunition. Rebel sources also claimed progress ,at Marbella fin the southern seacoast, where, in a terrific battle, the insurgents dislodged government forces. While rebel artillery again hurled big shells Into the center of Madrid todsy, the capital was "treated" to a dog-fight directly above the city when a bin force of insurgent planes was attacked by loyalist fighting aircraft. MAKItl l.l A ItA'ITl.K OONTINl'EH GIBRALTAR, Jan. 21 A fierce battle, apparently conducted on land, sea and in the air, broke out near Glbraltur today as Spanish loy alists were reported seeking lo re capture Marbella, key-point on the road to Malaga which they lost t lie rebels earlier this week. The loyalists'- offensive also wa- helteved aimed at recapture of nearby Kstepona, Intense firing was aud ihia mid almost continuous gun flashes were visible in the direction .if the two towns. Plashes also were seen over the u..h Gibraltar by watchers on Kurona Point. The fighting snip lould not be identified. Dr. Casebeer Is Sneaker Before Medical Society ... i m ranxlmer was the prin .,.,i,ur ot the meeting of th' u...i.u.VMrniilllon Medical society held at the Vermillion county hos pital last evening. Dr. Don b. iveny of Indianapolis, who was to discuss 'Diseases of the Skin." was unaui to attend. Dr. Casebeer presented a case of unusual skin eruption over the en tire body of the patient, ana gave the history of the case covering a ..rinrt of three years. Then each doctor present examined tbe pa tient, and gave his indtviauat opinion of the case. "This type of Involvement is rare ly seen," Dr. Casebeer stated, yet and the. the SEAMEN STRIKE HURTS EXPORTS FOR 2 MONTHS United State Regiaters Lowest Balance of Trade Since '95, When Depression Years Followed Panic WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 Clripped in the vise or a paralyzing maritime strike, the United Btates last year reirtHterert itB lowest favorable bal ance of trade since 1895. Commerce department experts ad milted today final American foreign trade statistics for 1930 probably will show that exports exceeded imports by less than $100,000,000. Worst Win e 1H3 This is the smallest export sur plus recorded in 42 years. In 1 X 9 " during the second administration of fjrover Cleveland, the nation's fav oruble trade balance dipped to $75,-000,000 as a result of the panic of the early '90s. For succeeding yearn It always has been in excess ot $100,000,000. The seamen's strike which k"p! American merchant vessels Idle al their moorings during the last two months and the failure of foreign recovery to keep pace Willi economic considered the chief causes uf the reduced export balance. Had the strike Biarted a few weeks earlier, the United htatea would have closed llie year with substantially more imports than x ports, officials said. This woum have given the nation Its tirst unfavorable trade balance since 1893 when the Inflow of merchandise waf $18,000,000 greater tliuu the export volume. !JfiB f TRIir.K'S IMPACT BREAKS CANOPY The canopy of the Silver Front restaurant on Elm street wue badly damaged this morning at 2 ociocs, when a Kibler truck crushed Into It. The truck, which dcllvera mercliau-m the AIJ Erocerv store, was backing Into the driveway, JubI west of the Silver Front, when the acci dent happened. No one was Injured RULE ISSUED AT LOCAL HOSPITAL Because of the epidemic of colds aud flu lu the city, Hannah Rosier, superintendent of the Vermillion County hospital, has requested that only immediate families of patients visit during the specified hours. Children are not permitted in the hospital at this time. HAROLD FAULDS HURT Harold Faulds, of 1103 South Eighth street, sustained a slightly InliiiBrt lift thumb when it was caught between cars at the Univer sal mine vesterday. He wus able lo ment. Neither the license number nor a description of the car we" obtained, according to police reports. JtJ ACCIDENT ON HILL A car belonging to Eli Stupor of Terre Haute, was badly damaged la an accident on Crompton Hill yea-terday at 6:30 p. m. The accident was caused by a blow-out. Stupor there are at least five cases In Clinton at present." Research will be conducted to determine tbe diagnosis, yet it was agreed by all the doctors who saw the patient that the disease was not contagious and could not be communicated by con- was uninjured. tact. THE TKMPMMTI'KK By The Clintonlan thermometer: a. m., 32; noon, 36. n-turu to bis work today, Newport. ..aAAlial police said. ,

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