The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on January 22, 1937 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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1 .Should Tit IfcH to Rtcilve Toot THE DAILY CLINTON!.. WEATHER Cloudy, snow or sleet probable tonight and Saturday morning; colder tonight, extreme southeast Saturday. , Mgg DAILY CLINTONIAN by 8:80 P. M. Phone 41 or 11 r and copy will be brought to you at once. Volume 25 Number 64 Clinton, Indiana, Friday, January 22, 1937 Price Three Cents East Coast Sailors Vote to End Strike After Two Months GM, LEWIS STOP SPARRING, BEGIN FIGHT TO FINISH "No half-baked pies let's have 'em well done!" mA : mi - Thousands Leaving Homes in State as Flood Waters Rise mm . ,' FLOOD TERROR AT A GLANCE MORATORIUM TO REACH DESK OF GOVERNOR TODAY NEW YORK, Jan. 2'2 The Mari time strike which has checked shipping activity In Atlantic and Gulf ports since last November, appeared near an end today. ' With the approval of the Joint strike council, headed by Joseph Curran, 1,200 rank and file seamen voted at a meeting here to termin ate the strike and seek amicable agreements with steamship companies. The resolution to end the walk-out will be submitted to seamen In other east coast ports, and Pa cific coast strikers will be asked to concur, although they would not be directly affected by the New York action. CONGRESS WAITS SIGN FROM F.D.R. TO BEGIN ACTION Nation's Law-Makers Stall Till President Can Recommend Specific Measures for Passage CCC TO EXPIRE END OF MARCH WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. Ready to help President Roosevelt enact a "carry on" program for "those who have too little," congress today literally sat on Its hands awaiting specific recommendations from the White House. Aside from house action on the resolution extending the RFC and four of Its subsidiaries until June 30, 1939, capitol hill leaders were without an Immediate legislative program. Hundreds of measures languished In committees without prospects of action until after the president has submitted specific recommendations. Blow Session Sec-n There were prospects of a slow session for the next several weeks. A score of new deal agencies will expire this year unless extended, but congress will have several months time in which to vote such extensions as are suggested by the president. One great group, dying on June 30. Includes the PWA, the WPA, the emergency relief administration and the rural electrification administration. CCC Question Is Vp Earlier action must be taken to keep the CCC alive as that agency will expire March 31. On May 1 the present temporary general neutrality act expires. There appeared little chance of early action on the president's fov-(Continued on Page 2) Mrs. Luta Andrews Dies Thursday at Daughter's Home DANA, Jan. 22. Mrs. Luta Andrews, 79, life-time resident of Dana, died early Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Mouser of Newcastle. The cause of her death was not given. She was the widow of the late Darwin Andrews, who waB a prominent merchant here for 30 years prior to his death a few years ago. Besides the daughter already mentioned she Is survived by two grandchildren. Mrs. Lorene Meade of Fort Wayne, and Oakley Mouser of Newcastle. The body will be brought here today and will be taken to the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Rhoadea, where the body will lie in state until Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Sunday at the Methodist church with Rev. G. 8. Reedy In charge of the services. Burial will be at the Bono cemetery. GEORGE JUKES DIES THURSDAY ROSEDALE. Jan. 22. George Jukes, 38. died at 2:20 p. m. Thursday at the Union hospital in Terre Haute. He is survived by the widow, six children; the father, Frank Jukes, of Rosedale; two brothers. Frank Jr., of Rockvllle, and Harry, of Rosedale; and two sisters, Ann Glynn, of Toledo, Ohio, and Millie Swafford of Rosedale. Funeral arrangements were not learned. Sloan Leaves Washington in Huff When Mine Chief Refuses to Yield on Single Issue of Evacuation SIT-DOWN SETS OFF EXPLOSION WASHINGTON, Jan. 122 General Motors and John L. Lewis today rquared off for a fight to the finish. Peace conferences here seeking inticable settlement of the strike 'ewls Is conducting against the big motors combine exploded like a skyrocket, in a shower of thinly veiled vituperation that dragged In every isue, economic and political, under the sun. i General Motors executives who ad been here 48 hours engaged in he peace conferences, bombarded Lewis with a final verbal barrage, tacked their grips and set out for New York. Effort in Vain Secretary of Labor Frances Per-:ins and Gov. Frank Murphy, of Michigan, who sponsored the peace neetings and brought the warring ' :roups In the strike together were eft high and dry. If any new effective government ;ffort is to be taken toward peace, t must emanate from President Roosevelt and the final blast of at- '.acks exchanged between Lewis and general Motors heads charged the ttmospbere with so much political lynamite that immediate presidential intervention seemed a dubious step indeed. , Long Fight Seen Thus, today it appeared that the auto company and Lewis, through ' the striking United Automobile Workers' Union, were headed for a lorrg, grim battle, a battle calculat ed to keep thousands out of work Indefinitely. A single issue provided the spark which set off the explosion. After hours of dickering, Lewis announced that sit-down strikers occupying the General Motors plants In Flint would not evacuate until actual peace negotiations with General Motors were concluded. GM executives, headed by President Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., then announced further meetings were useless and left. Mrs. Britton Dies Today Following Lengthy Illness Following an Illness of almost two months, Mrs. Jeanette Britton. 63, died at her home, about one mile north of New Gosben, at 1 a. m., today. I Mrs. Britton wss a member of the Pythian Sisters lodge of Clinton and the Eastern Stars of New Goshen. She is survived by the husband. George; three sons, James and George of R, R. 2. West Terre Haute, and Samuel of Sullivan; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Wheeler of Lewis,. Ind.; one granddaughter, Rosemary Bulllngton, who made her home with Mrs. Britton: ten other grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert Bain of Braall and Andrew Bain of Sbelburo; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth McCracksn of Shel-burn and Mrs. Jean Ann Akers of Indianapolis. The body was taken to the Frist funeral home pending funeral arrangements. CHARGES AGAINST NICHOLS DROPPED NEWPORT. Jan. 22 The forgery charge filed in Vermillion circuit court against William Bllnn Nichols of Clinton was dismissed Thursday afternoon by Judge G. E. Blngbam ipon the motion of special prosecutor Wiufield M. Fox, of Terre Haute. Fox gave no reason for his I action. n The special prosecutor also moved for dismissal of the ease against Harry Call, of Clinton, charged with t perjury. No action was taken on this motion because Judge Bau-munk of the Clay circuit court was designated earlier to preside as special judge in this case, which was set for today, and he was not in Newport. There is no reason to believe that Baumunk will not dismiss the charges against Call, Fiorenza, 3 Others Go to Jhetr Death In Sing Sing Chair OSSINING, N. V., Jan. 22 The death house population at Sing Sing prison was reduced to eleven today with the electrocution last night of John Fiorenza,! 25, bathtub slayer of Mrs. Nancy Evans Titterton in New York City, and three other men. , i The other three, all Negroes, were Chester White, 33, who killed two Negro women, Fred Fowler, 19, and Charles Hamm, 20, who killed Henry B. Deussing during a hold-up. Twenty-seven men were In the Sing Sing death house on January 4. Since then seven Ijave been executed, eight had their sentences commuted to life Imprisonment, and one was granted a- new trial. Up to the last minute, each of the four who went to the electric chair last night lived In the hope that something would "turn up" to save them. Extreme Northwest 1 Only Section of State Where Danger Is Gone ONE LIFE LOST IN WHITE RIVER The Wabash river here today fell to 22 feet 7 inches, showing a drop of three inches, and was still fall ing early this afternoon. EVANSVILLE, Ind.. Jan. 22. The worRt flood since the turn of the century gripped the southern third of Indiana today forcing ap proximately 36.000 men, women ani" children from their homeB in bitterly cold weather. Disaster was felt along the com plete length of the Ohio river, comprising the southern border of the state, and along the Wabash and White rivers in the southwest. Worse Flood Seen Continued snow, sleet and ralr throughout the area brought predictions of even worse condition? than the tragic flood of 1884 along the Ohio river before the streams reach their crest next week. ' The United States weather bureau at Indianapolis predicted snow or sleet tonight and Saturday except In the extreme northwest, where flood dangers were considered passed early this week. Every relief agency In the state threw forces to the aid of homeless and the fight holding back water. to maintain levees the churning flood Deaths Are Few Long experience of the river-front dwellers with the annual 1 spring ! floods and advance warning given by flooding of central and northern Indiana during the last week was credited with holding down casualties. Only death recorded In the entire state was that of Joseph Dugan. Brownstown, who drove his automobile Into a White river washout on U. S. road 50 last Friday night. Lawrenceburg and Jeffersonvllle appeared the most seriously, affected along the Indiana shore of the Ohio river. Only about 600 of the 6.000 real-dents remained in Lawrenceburg after the Ohio reached 70 feet and flooded the town. Charles Clark Is Speaker at Club Meeting in City President Roosevelt has seen the need of the underprivileged citizens of the United States and may be expected to work out some plan for remedying present 111b. declared Charles Clark, of Washington, D. C nationally known evangelistic singer and former Clinton resident, yesterday, speaking before the Exchange club. Progress has marked almost every phase of national life and yet, In 1934 when this country produced mors food stuffs than ever before In Its history, at the same time there were more people suffering from hunger. This shows tire need for some better method of distribution. Vast changes are occurring in Washington. Since Mr. Clark went there seven years ago. practically every building from 15th street to the capitol has been torn down and replaced. The speaker prophesied that In years to come Washington will become the greatest city In the world. Mr. Clark closed bis address by singing a well-known evangelistic spiritual. He attended as the guest of Harry Call, an old friend. CORRECTION A story in Thursday's Clintonian concerning a damage suit In Vermillion circuit court stated that Judge Albert R. Owens of Vigo circuit court is acting as counsel for Cedric Campbell, the defendant. The article should have read that Judge Owens was acting as special judge In the case. Campbell Is represented in court by Attorney Eaton J. Dudley, of Newport. Pittsburgh flood creeping Inflo "Golden Triangle" on heels of tor rential rain; fear Ohio river will reach S3 foot stage, eight feet over flod level; north side and McKees Rocks "bottoms' residents evacuat ing; one dead. Wheeling, W. Va. Ohio rising six-tenths feet per hour; river at 37.9 feet and expected to pass 46 feet; first of 10,000 residents on Wheeling Island evacuate. Portsmouth, O. 'Floods six inch es over million dollar sea wall and rising two inches per hour; Ohio and Scioto waters flood city as en gineers open sewer vaves for most serious inundation In 24 years; 13,- 000 homeless. One believed dead. Cincinnati, O. Lower end of city under 18 feet; of water; fear fur ther rise of two feet; 15,000 home- ess; rain falling. New Richmond, O. Town com pletely Inundated; 1,800 homeless. Newtown, Addyston and Eliia- bethtown, O. -Isolated, Newport, Ky. Flood waters three feet deep covering portions of town; residents fleeing. Louisville, Ky. Waters pouring over levees at western and eastern edges of city; fear 50 foot crest; 2,500 homeless. Taylorville, Ky. City under water: population of 3.000 evacuating. New Albany and Jeffersonvllle, Ind. Floods sweeping across both 'villages; officials appealing for aid to hury evacuation. E vans vi lie, Ind. Gigantic sea watl protecting city from deluge, at least temporarily; Red Cross establishes disaster relief headquarters uu k,J ,,..11 13 ui III : 11 B 11 U uuau IU aid refugees; flood crest expected next week: 100 homeless. Lawrenceburg, Ind. Ohio river at 70 feet and flowing over levees: 6,000 homeless. M river sweeping through broken levees; village aban-(t'ontlnued on Page 2) Father of Local Teacher Dies at County Hospital Hayden Sanford. Elliott, 76. father of Ernest Elliott, local school teacher, died at 10:45 a. m. today at the Vermillion county hospital, where he had been a patient for one day. Death was caused by a heart attack he suffered early today following pneumonia fever. He had been III at the home of his son since New Year's day, his condition being serious since that time. Strrvlvors besides the son already mentioned are his wife. Belie, three other sons, Grover and Troy of Terre Haute, Herman of Prairie Creek, a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Richards of Falrview, and 14 grandchildren. He was a member of the Baptist church at Prairie Creek. The body was taken to the De-Ilaun funeral home at Prairie Creek, 15 miles south of Terre Haute this morning. Although definite funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, it will probably be held Sunday. ONE INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT One person was slightly injured and one car badly damaged In an accident that occurred on South Main street yesterday. Joe Prohaska of Shepardsvllle skidded Into a car driven by Dora St u In, also of Shepardsvllle. Mrs. Prohaska sustained minor bruises about the knee, and the Stultt car was badly damaged according to police reports. fj FIRE DAMAGES HOWARD HOME Considerable damage was done to the home of Henry Howard of 1143 North Eighth street by a fire about 5:35 yesterday. The. cause of the blaze, which burned the inside of tire bouse, was not known. It was extinguished by the Clinton fire department. The home is owned by O. F. Houston. a. POPE IS ADVISED TO KEEP ABED AS CIRCULATION AID Doctor Allows Pontiff to Spend Alloted Time in Wheelchair Only as Measure to Bolster Morale VATICAN CITY, Jan. 22. Prof. Amlnta Milan!, Vatican physician, has advised Pope Pius to remain in bed for several dayfl to facilitate his blood circulation. It was said authoritatively today. Prof. Milan! was said to have explained that circulation was difficult because of the small amount of blood able to reach the pope's legs due to hardened arterleB and faulty heart action. It was the heart, action which caused most concern. ThwUir Concerned Prof. Milan) was reported to have told the pope that he might spend a maximum of an hour or two a day In his new bed-wheel chair. But this was believed to be intended solely to bolster the pope's morale, because Mllani was on record as believing It better that the pope remain In bed. It was Bald In usually reliable quarters that despite Prof. Mllani's advice to stay In bed, the pope asked to be transferred to his wheel chair and taken to bis salon, bathed In rich sunshine. Pope Joki-s A Vatican official, emerging from the pope's bedroom, said: "The pops appeared rested and In (Continued on I'une !4) Cayuga Man Dies Thursday; Rites Planned Sunday CAYUGA, Jan. 2'2 George Ves-ter Sumner died at his home at 4:30 m. Thursday following an illness of one year. Death was attributed to Brlght's disease and heart trouble, i (, Mr. Sumner was born March 22, 1890, in Missouri, Survivors are his wife, Blanche Coppleton Sumner, whom he married in 1926, bis mother, Mrs. Alice Reynolds of Terre Haute, and a sIb-ter, Mrs. Lesste Van Allen, also of Terre Haute. Funeral services will be held at at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Holiness church -with Rev. Van Sollars officiating. Mow'.rd Watson, local undertaker Is In charge of the body. Delinquent Taxpayers to Benefit From Measure Going Through State Houses; Sturm Sponsoring Bill INDIANAPOLIS, Ind Jan. 22 A Joint conference of house and senate committees today to agree on amendments waB expected to clear the way for passage of the $25,000,-000 tax moratorium bill and allow it to became a law by nightfall. Twice delayed by revision, once each In the bouse and senate, the emergency measure to bait the sheriff sales of property for tax delinquencies was to be laid on the desk of Gov. M. Clifford Townsend for his signature this afternoon barring unforeseen circumstances. TownBcnd and otber prominent Hoosier democrats returned lest night from Washington, D. C, where tbey attended the second Inauguration of President Roosevelt. Amendments Made The senate yesterday afternoon made two amendments to the moratorium bill passed earlier In the house. , Meanwhile the legislature appeared to be marking time on other Important measures, awaiting the weekend recess. Rep. Paul B. , Sturm, Dana, democratic caucus chairman, said he would introduce s bill requiring grain elevator operators to keep records of their purchases available for inspection, The purpose of the bill, Sturm (Continued on Page 2) Day Elected for Suttle's Position In Miners' Union Ralph Day, of Terre Haute, has been elected the new secretary-treasurer of District No. 11, United Mine Workers of America, and will succeed John H. Buttle, as the tabulation of ballots cast in the "runoff" of the biennial election of Indiana's union miners were completed. President Frank Barn hart waa reelected by a narrow margin over Louis Austin; of Princeton. The new board member from this eub-district will be Forrest Corn of Win-Blow and Luther Cole of Linton, executive board member from Sub-district No. 2, bas been re-elected. All new officials will take office on April 1. Tickets on Sale For President's Ball January 30 Tickets for the Vermillion Courrty President's Birthday Ball which will be held in connection with the Terre Haute ball at the Mayflower room of the Terre Haute House Saturday evening, January 30, have been placed on sale in this county, according to Kenneth Nelson, chairman. The Coffee Shop will be reserved for this county for tables, but dancing will be In the Mayflower room. Music will be furnlBbed by Jack O'Grady's orchestra. A floor show will be presented, and card playing will be enjoyed In the small ball room. Seventy per cent of the proceeds of the tickets sold here will remain in this county to be used by the Vermillion county hospital and thirty percent will go to the president to be presented to the Warm Springs Foundation for Its fight against Infantile paralysis. In Clinton tickets can be obtained at the Gillis Pharmacy, the city office and at the Clintonian, All charitable organizations are asked to aiu by purchasing tickets. THE TEMPERATURE The Clintonian thermometer: By a. m 17; soon, 20.

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