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January 25, 1937

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tT. Pot .WW w" M77 r. ATHER Shovld In PhD lo K"ie Tour DAILY CLINTONIAN bjr ft: DO P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and it ropjr will be brought to you at once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN yet' Fair, much colder tonight; Tuesday continued cold. Price Three CenU Clinton, Indiana, Monday, January 25, 1937 Volume 25 Number 66 Scene in Cincinnati as Flood Reached Crest Ohio Valley Flood Rages to Point of Catastrophe Today Pope's Pain Grows Less; Vatican Says Night Was Restful VATICAN CITY, Jan. 25 Pain in Pope Plus1 legs hus decreased, a Vatican official said today and the Pope had several hours of comparatively comfortable sleep last night Prof. Aminta Milanl visited the pope as usual. Then the Pope re-ctlved Cardinal Parelll, his Secretary of State, and Monsignor Celso Costantinl, Secretary of the Congregation for the Propagation of th' Faith. Improvement in the Pope's condi tlon was apparent yesterday when lie received several dignitaries In audience. Ml Ir . Mr ; r r$t-.ii2f:iii-.. !ifi" i -w ' f , 111 I - '- . START WflRY TQ Mpi P RCCUncCQ Rrd Cross Begins Drive for Cash To Relieve Flood-Stricken Area; Legion Seeks Food, Materials MANY DONATIONS RECEIVED TODAY Cincinnati heavy toll rampage after an b norma t rainy period, several sections of west end. above, where the mei chand.sing district suffered a Three Mile Stretch Of Fire In Cincinnati Caused By Oil On Water CONTINUED RAIN ADDS TO TERROR The worst flood In the history of Hie Ohio valley developed into a national catastrophe today as disaster followed disaster along a 1.500 mile stretch of stricken territory. Rain continued to pelt the gorged rivers that have already engulfed whole towns and large sections of major cities, driving an estimated 400.000 people from their homes At least 50 are reported to have lost th?ir lives in the raging waters and uncounted millions "of dollars ir damage has been done. rilles Inundated 'At Louisville. Ky.. and Cincin natl. O.. large portion of both townf were lying under the muddy swirl of water. A dozen lesser townr along the Ohio and its tributarieF also were flooded. Fire heaped additional woe on Cincinnati, when a three mile stretch In the flooded industrial sections burst into floating flame. A broken oil tank had spread a film of fuel over the water and when it was ignited, flames 300 feet bigh shot into the air and for a time menaced a major portion of the city. The blaie was brought under control with f 1.500.000 damage done. Rise Continue But the water meanwhile continued to mount and early today was Ml J. J foot stage, by far the highest in history. Almost fifteer square mile of the city was submerged and 63.000 homeless. The situation at Louisville was that of a wartorn city. The power plant failed finally at midnight af-( Continued on Page 3) M. E. Boyce Dies At New Goshen; Rites Wednesday Death came today to Mark E. Boyce. 69. at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Leo Miunick of New Goshen. He died at 4 a. m. Mr. Boyce was very prominent in Clinton, having lived in the township all of his life, and from 1S30 to OR. 0. M. KEYES DIES SUNDAY AT LOCAL HOSPITAf Illness Proves Fatal to Notec' County Physician; Former Senator Prominent As Republican NO DATE IS SET FOR LAST RITES DANA, Jan. 25 Dr. O. M. Keye died yesterday at the Vermillion County hospital where he had been a patient for several days. He hat' been ill for the past three years. Dr. Keyes was a prominent citizei of Vermillion county and had practiced medicine for the past 55 years From his kind and cordial disposi tion, honest dealings with all anC great skill in medicine, he built and maintained a large practice. Horn In IM54 He was horn three miles north of Dana August 3, 1854. the son of Dr. and Mrs. Cuthbert Keyes. his father being a native of Vermillion county and was one of the county's leading physicians. For several generations the Keyes family has been noted in this profession. Dr. Keyes reared and educated here. He formerly taught in the Parke county schools and at the Bloomingdale Academe'. Later he went to the Kentucky College at Louisville, where he graduated June 28, 1877. with the highest of honors. Upon completion of bis course there hej was awarded a gold medal for outstanding work, being the first person to bring that award north of the Ohio rtver. He received his M. D degree there. He was married to Miss Belle Hunt of Annapolis. Parke county. August 7, 171. To this union was bom one son. Dr. Paul Keyes. who practiced with his father for eight years prior to going to Indianapolis several years ago. Dr. Keyes was associated with government affairs, a trustee of Hc.lt township, siscretary of the county board of health, a member of the U S. senate from U99 to 1901 and a member of the Pension Medical Association. He was a member of the Masons, the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias and was an active person Iu the republican party-Survivors bemdes the son already mentioned are two grand' hlldren Jane and Jack Keyes: s brother. Fred, of Kansas and a sister. Mrs Tom Clarke of Dana Funeral arrangements have not yet been fully arranged penniiu word from the son at ludianapolll Servi.es will probably be held Tues day. . . . HOPE FOR PEACE DIMMED BY NEW LABORJHREATS ynion Chief in Flint Threatens Sit Down Strikes In Buick, Chevrolet Plants If GM Struggles OFFICE PICKETED BY 'CHAIN-STEP' DETROIT, Jan. 2a While off!-lal Washington moved anew to re-stablish an armistice, new threats f trouble bubbled in the cauldron f the strike-torn motor city area jday. Iu Flint Biene of the worst loodshed since the General Motors trlkes started threats of new sit-own strikes were hurled. More han 2.000 National Guardsmen ightened their vigilance. Dcmonstrat ions At dawn here, organizers for the nited Auto Workers union, oper-ting in sound trucks, marshalled deket lines 2.000 strong on the Icy streets before the Cadillac and Kleetwod plants. In Flint, an equal number ",jern0rmtratpcl their strength" at the two Fisher body plants. Striking Cadillac workers here reported to "chain-step" picketing this morning to bar employes and execu tives from entering tne company administration building. I Police on Guard Police, armed with riot guns stood by as hundreds or plcseis marched up and down in a long line, hands on shoulders "In lockstep fashion. Other strikers watched from vantage points. "We're going to make sure Gen-ral Motors doesn't try to open any plants closed by strikes," said Rich ard T. Frankenstein, LAW organi zer here. Victor Reuther, strike command er in Flint, went ..furl hr, as General motors prepared to start its "back to work" movement for non-striking employes, scheduled for toaay ana tomorrow, Reuter said In Flint: There is no strike yet In Bu.rk and Chevrolet. We will esiaui.sn no picket lines there. But we will call sit-down strikes there If necessary to bring- General Motors lut'i line." Carlos Moore Is Honored Sunday By Scout Award Carlos Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moore, was formally awarded the Eagle scout badge at the Christian church Sunday school yesterday morning. He Is a member of Scout Troop 3. This is the second Eagle award to member of this troop in the past month, the other going to Allan Watters. son of Mr. and Mrs. George V. alters. In the past two years. Carlos has on 36 merit badges. He was cap tain of the first aid group wnicn placed second in the Wabash Valley area scout conference last spring. At Camp Krietenstein at Terre Haute last summer, he was elected one of two honor campers. For the past year he has been senior patrol leader of his troop and is one of two Junior assitttant sout masters of tbe trtop. The badge was presented on behalf o! the Waba?h Valley Area ''.)unil by Scoutmaster H D Well-man. I I If -1 I a 'II f growing calvs. and encouraging he production of high quality calves or commercial feeding Tbe Gold Medal Calf Club will be -gunned m a coonty basis, acenrd--ig to the following rules: First, before Feb. 1. farmers houid nominate tbeir 19! calves nd herd bulls, the latter for get-of-ire competition. Second only f:nal weight of alves are taken, which will be dur- r Ju!v. Third ail calves making an averse G-i:y gain of two pound, allowing Vf pftin1 for weight at birth. re e,igi,i to be exhibited ia the .-ouiity (so, wauh soar tee neid 1 .ink the iate eamaer or early fail. iC'tltinwed vsi Patpe 41 111 L1.F.TIN All Clinton residents nllliiiz to provide housing for flood refugees If necessary, were urged l .Mayor C. M. Kink this artertioon to leave their names and the number of person! they can accommodate at any or the three places Hccetiiur flood relief donations. V h i I e raging flood waters 'irought disaster and suffering to iiiiidieds of thousands of refugees, he Red Cross and American Legion noved rapidly today in their erforts o see that this community does its share to help those less fortunate. Contributions totaling more than S0 have already been turned in In response to the appeal sent out Saturday liy T. L. McDonald, township Red Cross chairman. The fund is growing hourly as donations are left at Mr. McDonald's office, at the Clinton Hotel and at The Daily Clintonian. Lists of contributions and a-mounts donated will appear in The Dally Clintonian during the drive, the first list being published today, i Food Sought Donations of non-perishable foods blankets and rubber boots are being sought by the American Legion In response to an appeal sent out by state headquarters, according to R. B. Medlock. adjutant of the local ; oost. These will not be sent out until later, but will be collected at the Jackson Motor Company garage. In a telephone conversation with Got. Clifiord Townsend this morning. Mr. McDonald was Informed that food and other supplies should not be forwarded for the present, but he heartily approved the preparations being made. It may also be necessary later to care for groups of flood refugees here. Donations Start Cuming Cash contributions reported shortly before noon today follow: j.iintiv in- the Christian and Meth- odist Episcopal Sunday school . (Continued on Pag S) fWQ COLLISIONS REPORTED TODAY Frank Fisher, of Clmtou. and Arthur Higgins. of Terre Haute, were involved in a collision in Terr Hauie early yesterday morning Higgins was arretted on chares o' drl.ing while Intoxicated and hir companion. Kdard Graham, was jailed on intoii. alion charge Oliver Hayek and Wayne Karano- vich. of Clinton, collided on State Road 41 yesterday damaged. Both cars were c. Ktitim he had been in tou. a with erman engineers wnom ne menu- fied as members of the Nail intelligence service. Loginov characteris ed himseif as a mere cog in th counter-revolutionary machine. Faitbfullv, he said, he carried oat orders transmitted to him in the AI gebraic code. Terrorist centers established in the Ikraine. he charged, had as their mam objec tive the assassination of S-.ilin and other bich Sonet leaders. Rakoky Involved One of the defendants at today's session implicated Christian Rakov sky. former Ambassador to Britain and FTance as knowing- terrorist p.;-?: were being initiated at beies: iContiaaevi oo Page At 1934 he served as township trustee.' (jSl Episcopal churches of Clinton. He was active in republican poli-' n : c M. Zm. II": Frist Fifties am! a number of the One Half ' nPri Home. 10: Fairview Meth- When the Ohio river went on a ,eio flnndeil narl icul.irl in Ine of damaye. More FLOOD WATERS CONTINUE RISE AT CINCINNATI Fire Strikes Industrial Section Of City; 65,000 Homeles; Trains Must Halt In Suburbs CINCINNATI, Ohio.. Jan. 25 The relentless upsurge of the Ohio river continued here today as fire men fought the last vestiges ol a floating fire 'hat had imperiled most of the city. The blaie was brought under con trol late last night after doing some Jl. 500. 000 damage in the industrial Mill Creek section. But only by the saving of two huge oil tanbs was a much worse hoiarause avertea, Oil Ignited Flames nearly 3U0 feet high shot into the murky sky yesterday when film of oil on the floodwaters be came Ignited. The fire spread with incredible rapidity and almost enwrapped two RO.ftnO gallon tanks of the Standard Oil Company. Firemen concentrated their ef forts on saving the tanks and at last succeeded after many hours. The fire was still alive today by Chief Barney Houston said that the real danger was past. River Rising The river meanwhile niain'aiud its steady rise and cany tona sioo'i at 78 3 feet, about 7:5 feet abovc ts all time huh two officials hesitated m predi't what tne cres' might be but beli-ved it would be reached tomorrow or Wednesday i' ;he raiu does not resume. The swirling waters already hav. driven 65. ("0 from their homes in the city, and about 15 square mile1 in the valley sections are uuder water. Becauw? so mui h of ih" c:fy is built on higher ground there is lie Hire distress here of other not om- munities. There were no trains enterme or leariBc the city !t but stopped it suburbs fifteen mi! from tl leart of town frutii here s-iprlt i nd foodstuffs ere liillg br iiuzbt by u-otor. CHILD STRICKEN AT CENTENARY James Franklin Whe!.r. three- rear old son oi sr. ano r , iugh Wheeler, of Centenary, died at 3i home today a: 4 3" a m. He is survived by to hrothers. "harles and Le Edaard. and three sisters. Kaihleen Helen and Paul-e. Funeral segues will be held t J p. m. Wednesday with burial in Sugar Grove cemetery n-ar St. Ber-nice. RITES AT VINCENNE5 Vr. and Mrs. W. V. Leeds have gone to Vm-er-nes to attend the 'jneral of Mrs Leeds stepfather. W A Reiiran. who died a! bis home about boob Sat'-rlay. following ac illness of one year 0'.er survivor are the wife and one sob. Albert Reiman. of Vincences. Funeral service are to be tomorrow at i p m. j I thu raging waters. m I FfiTIONS HN STATE TAX WILL SHOW INCREASE Legislation Prepared to Retain Gross Income Levy, Lessen Burden on Backs of Small Dealers INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 25. Gross income tax collections will be increased approximately 2.000,000 annually by the tigntening of the law but the small retailer will receive a small measure of relief, according to terms of administration supported legislation being prepared here today. Governor M. Clifford Townsend has won his contention that the gross income tax bring in some 20."00.0"0 annually toward the expenses of government during the next two years. He is ambitious to take from this sum 1800 a year lo pay toward the salary of the teachers of Indiana in the future. This will mean probably an increase of $6,000,000 annually over the sum now rebated hack to local units towards the pay of teacher salaries, j Opposition Beaten Down The administration victory of retaining the major provisions of the gross income tax was gained in the lace of a revolt of several powerful orcanizations that beld the gross income tax was too heavy on the little merchaut. The campaign of the state to retain the gross income tax was handled by Clarence A. Jackson, of Newcastle, who has done all possible to popularise, the collection of the gross income tax and by Anderson Ketrbum. secretary of the state board of tax commissioners. The fact finding committee, representatives of the objectors to the gross ineom'! tav. have accepted compromises which will enable tbe small retail merchant to receive an exemption of $3."" annually Instead of $1.00. The amendments will not appreciably affect the large retail dealer. Governor Townsend has approved. The new gross income tax provi- ontinut-d on I 'age .1) LORAINE WALKER AWARDED PRIZE Miss Lotaine Walker, of Black man ftreet. was awarded a J piece set of silverware, according to an announcement made over station WMAQ. Chicago, of the Red Net work of the National Broadcasting Company yesterday. A prixe awarded every week to a person who sends in a suggestion for a program and reasons for the choice. Th Musical Camera program, suggested by Mas Walker, consisted of semi clas&i'al music. FAIRVIEW MAN FINED John E.ilr. 11 by J C. of Fairview. was anec Haysiett. j-jstw of tbe peace, w-es he entered a B.ea of su;Sty on charges of hasting Oct of season and ?or tte possession o! w:'d gantie He was arrested Ly Jese Btith. stat game warden. than 20.000 were left hoincl'ss by FLOOD EXTENDS TO TEN STATES With their refugee lists reading like wartime casualties, seven states battled the worst floods in their histories today and throe more were feeling first affects ol "worse to come." A resume showed: OHIO A $1,500,000 Are quelled at Cincinnati. Some 65.000 homeless in Cincinnati area. Health conditions bad. At Portsmouth. 25,000 more homeless. Food shortages, power failures, poor housing ravage entire Ohio valley. INDIANA Southern part of state under martial law. Estimates of homeless running to 100,000. Trains and trucks commandeered to rush food and medical supplies to refugees. Kentucky Stricken KENTUCKY Half of Louisville under water. Power shut off. An estimated SOO.Outt homeless in Louisville, Ky. Reported riot at Frankfort raformatory. but emphatically denied any convicts killed. Other parts of state afflicted. WEST VIRGINIA Wheeling still stricken. Industry at stand-i still. MISSOURI Armed farmers pre vent flooding of 131. 0"0 acre "reservoir." Troops called out to enforce this safety measure. Estimated lo.drto homeless iu state. ARKANSAS AND ILLINOIS Situation serious in parts of both Slates. TENNESSEE. MISSISSIPPI. AND LOUISIANA Large areas flooded Estimated 10. too homeless for the three states. All wait for "worse to Prominent Hazel Bluff Farmer Dies Suddenly Sunday Kmc Overpeck. 4(. died suddenly at his home in Haiel Bluff Sunday morning at 7 3" o'clock Death as caused by a heart attai k. Mr. Overpeck was a very' promi nent farmer and k buyer, and had lived here all his life He is survived by the wife. Pearl: ! the father. Grant, of R. R 1 and lwo half brothers. Weber, of Carnegie Itikla.. and Donald of R. R 1 Funeral services wiM be at 1 p m. Tuesday from the residence, with Rev. H H. Wagner in charge of the semces Burial will be iu Hell's Prairie cemetery, north of Clinton. INTANGIBLE TAX CAN BE SETTLED The Intangible Tax of 137 may j be paid at the office of tbe Ciinton Home lar ar,d Savings Associatkit on Biackmaa Street, according tc aa aaaounceraent made today b Harry Call M.ir. a 1 TLe ;iBil date fer pajmeat is THE TEMPFJt-lTTRE Tbe Cimtocian thermometer c . ;j; noon. 24. By Century club. He Is survived by the wile. Ellen: i three sons. Edward or Rockriile.: JanK-s E. and Blaine of R R 2: thej daughter. .Mrs. .viiiim.. , iuiwi grandchildren: the mother. Mis Jennie Boyce. of Vermillion. Ill . and one sister. Mrs. Myrtle Erfft. o! Vermillion. III. Funeral services will be held from his residence west of reversal at I p rn Wednesday, with Rev H H Warner in charge of services Burial will be in Shirley cemetery, west of luiversal. The body will remain at the Frist Funeral Home until tomorrow after- noon to give friends an opportunity to call. m j I Hoosier Cold Medal Laltuuo win Doomed Prisoner In Russian Trial Says Nazi Engineers Helped Plot Against Administration of Stalin Be Organized to Improve Quality; Nominations Are Due in February LAFAYETTE- Ind.. Jan. 2i Indiana farmers, owning either purebred or grade beef cattle, will b interested in the Hoosier Gold Meda; Calf Club, a tew project taking th' place of the Hoosier Thousand Pound Calf Club, sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Exten sion of Purdue University in co operation with the Ind-ana Live-tock Breeders' Association. Nomi nation of animals for the project must be niade with the local count? agricultural agent before Feb. 1. Tse object of the project is to improve beef cattle hy erjcosragtiig use of better herd sires, demonstra-tirg proper tt'-mods a! developirs yotrig pijrbred on.;? and heifers showing v' o( t-er feed.n: MOSCOW. Jan. la I'se of Al-1 ckr.ir Formulae as a code and si-1 leged parti, ipalion of German spies in s conspiracy of sabotage added new sensations today to the incredible stories told at Soviet Russia's latest treason trial The witness who disclosed the mysterious symbols o f Euclid s Mathematical Science ere utiliied in the attempt to wreck Josef Stalin's regime was Viad.m.r Loginov. Engineer and former bead of lb Soviet coke industry. Srveatera To Ic He and sivteen others, including Kari Radek. former editor of the nf'iru! newspaper Isves'.ia face the (tritsg soaad. for s'd kave tr; oia fs-wi tri-:r pans 11 the piot.

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