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Tuesday, January 26, 1937
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WEATHER Generally fair tonight and Wed---- i bo cold tonight; Should T nui to Re4ve Toot DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5:80 F. M. Phone 41 or 117 and copy will be brought to you lit once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN t,YT'"T, Wednesday. TwT Price Three Cent Volume 25 Number 67 Clinton, Indiana, Tuesday, January 26, 1937 When II Duce Welcomed Hitler's Envoys FLOOD AREA IS LARGER TODAY WOMAN PICKET , INJURED TODAY AT CM PLAIT Violence Aeain Break Out Vermillion County Prepares to House Refugees of Flood . w : . 'i ii. -n i . t v r i. Land at Last V m -V- f Smiles were the order of the day when Premier Benito Mussolini greeted General Goerlng and his wife to Rome to confer on Italo-German policies. Ieft to right are General Goering, Countess Ciano, II D'jce's daughter; Dictator Mussolini, Count Ciano, his son-in-law, and Mrs. Goering. r f I) J & V ' A ' ' .- f i Little Hope Is Held For People in Area Near Blasted Levee CIIAItUiSTON. Mo.. Jan. 26 Kann residents of the DJl.Oon acre Bird's Point-New Madrid floodway who refused lo heed orders to eva-- uate i ior to the blasting of the levee by army engineers yesterday, were variously estimated at , from lo lo 500 today. Little hope was held that any who failed to heed the order have survived. Aviators flying over the basin yesterday reported sighting five persons marooned on a section of the eastern embankment near Cros-u o. Mo. Within a few hours after the dyn amiting, an air survey revealed the great catch basin had been flooded with waters from the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to a depth of as much as six feet in some places. The water poured into the basin with such terrific force, pilots said that houseB, barns and other farm buildings in the rich valley were crushed like match boxes. Testimony Today Pushes Germans Further in Plot MOSCOW. Jan. 2'i German secret police and German engineers were further enuieHhed in Soviet Hussia's sensational sabotage cases today. M. S. Stroilov. young Russian engineer on trial for his life, related in great detail liow he and Germansh had plotted to wreck the .Stalin regime. Stroilov. who had told of coming under the influence of the German secret police during a period of study in the reicb. said he bad returned to Russia and placed several German engineers in key positions at Novosibirsk to cary out the sabotage. "Under my instructions these Germans carried out sabotage in the mines." he said, relating various wuys in which wrecking was done. It In', aim- apparent during the day's testimony that Stroilov probably would beionw the slate's leadllic witness at the forthcoming trial of .14 Germans accused In the widespread Trotskyist plots. AS OHIO RISES Over 500,000 Refugees Leaving Valley's Stricken Sections as Deaths. Damage Tolls Mount DISEASE DANGER HITS CINCINNATI The Ohio fiver conlinueii it:- re lentless rise today. widening iir swath of death and ilisast'-r and sending strangling, miserable, hungry and thirsty refugee? from yrs terday's haven to what they prayed would he safety from the boiling, surging walers. Behind them the refugees, more than half a million In number, left desolated, water-soaked cities and an estimated 150 dead. From Pittsburgh to Memphis, along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and their tributaries, the scourge of pestilence, panic and starvation stalked above the yellow, debris-laden flood waters Inundating millions of acres of lush valley farm lands and coursing through cities, towns and villages. Agencies at Work Every resource of the federal, tale and local governments sought lo alleviate the widespread suffering. Property damage was copserva-tively estimated at over $100,000,-000. In .Cincinnati alone, damage rrom flood and fire was estimated at from $10 to 15 million dollars, while In Indiana surging flood waters reaped dollar harveBt estimated at $40,000,000. Disease Feared Danger of disease from polluted water menaced Cincinnati today. City Manager Clarence A. Dykstra rationed water and power, warned residents to boll all drinking water, and ordered that the precious supply-of drinking waler be used only for cooking and drinking. Si feet of water coursed through the streets of Ironton. O.. today. A terrific gas explosion wrecked t store and office building there. At Portsmouth, the Ked Cross to-(Continued on I'age 0) Slayer of 4 Put To Death by Gas In Nevada Today CARSON CITY. Nev.. Jan. 26 Luther JoneB, 32, murderer of four men. waB put to death today in Nevada's lethal gas chamber with deadly cyanide fumes. The execution took place in the Nevada prison courtyurd. Forty witnesses, shivering In zero weath r. crowded close about the wlndowB if the roii'-rete chamber as the scent of almond blossoms permeated the cell. Jones was strapped in a chair in the center of the death cell, lie had been placed there by Warden Wil liam Lewis before the spectators reached the scene. The gas from 15 cyanide eggs over which two quartB of sulphuric acid was poured, was released at 0:14-1,4 a. m. came almost Immediately to the vic-came almost Immdialely to the victim. However, Jones was not officially pronounced dead .until 6:26 a. ni. serious action. Now that the authorities have decided to prosecute, as a loyal citiien I can only offer my fullest cooperation." Raging In her jail cell, Mrs. Norton begged that officers "let the world Judge" whether her charge Is true. Officers said, however, that Gable wa6 in the Pacific northwest during the time Mrs. Norton alleges he was with her in England. Investigators also revealed they were seeking two other alleged members of the asserted plot. Jack L. Smith, a private detective, and Frank Kienao of Winnipeg. Can. Mrs. Norton is charged with writing several letters demanding Gable provide for "his" daughter. It is alleged that some of the letters were written to other film stars, asking them to intercede on Mrs. Nortou's Labor War Continue in i Motor Citv Area; il Five Hurt Jl oFFirF. workefJ ARE DISMIi fi DKTHOIT, Jan. 2S. Vj broke out again in the stril motor cily area today as y A inuhnri with nickels In the . I "adlllac plant, scene of yesterdays' disorder. - A woman was Injured as police ifficers clubbed strikers away from i company official's car. She wag nken to a hospital. She was lden-ifled as Agnes Colan. Four men nickels suffered head Injuries. Trouble Begins "Go ahead, run over them!" an -fflcer Is reported lo have told the official. Immediately, the official's car as seized by about 25 pickets, wung around on the Icy street. Voice clubbed the pickets away. A few minules later another official went through the picket line, unnlng over the hand of one picket. It was reported, and carrying another striker on the hood and Into the plant. About 15 officers were at the scene. Yesterday, "to avoid violence." Cadillac officials dismissed clerical lelp after pickets barred office vorkers from entering the strike-losed plant. The picket lines were . trengtbened there following announcement of Ceneral Motors 'back-to-woik" movement for non-itriking workers. Meanwhile, the auto strike sltua-ion elsewhere was packed with new dynamite. NEW YORK. Jan. 26. Several hours after striking employes had vacuated the main power plant of the B. M. T., representatives of the strikers met with President William S. Menden of the transit company today in an effort to settle differences leading to the strike. Flooded Cincinnati Faces Threat of Water Shortage CINCINNATI. Jan. 26. Hemmed n by the greatest flood in the hls-ory of the Ohio valley. Cincinnati hlrsted for water today. Water was allowed to dribble hrough the city mains for only an hour this morning, and it was feared he diminishing supply may permit inly a 15-minute flow. Unless citizens conserve stringently. City Manager C. A. Dykstra, virtually dictator of the city during the emergency, warned. Cincinnati will be out of water within three days. The meager supply of water being rationed is unsafe for drinking unless boiled. Dykstra warned. He irdered that the water be used only Tor cooking and drinking. Engineers said today that the city water and power plants cannot be iperated until the raging Ohio re-edes lo a 70-foot stage. That day may be a week off. Government Meteorologist W. C. Devereaux predicted as the river climbed to 79. 9 teet early today. He did not expect he crest, which he said would be lietween 80.5 and 81 feet, to be reached until late today or early tomorrow. Plans were being made today to pipe water from a deep artesian well on a factory site in subutoan Oakley! into the emergency reservoir. RIVER FALLING HERE STEADILY, The Wabash river here was stead-ly falling today and this arternoon Ktood at nineteen feet, which is hree feet below flood stage. State Road 63 near Cayuga, which was covered with water, making a detour of several miles necessary, is now entirely clear and jafe for traveling. The river is not expected to rise here and employes of the C. E. I. Company, who havo been keeping vigil at the railroad bridge, are uo longer needed at that point. THE TKHPKIM TITUS By The Clintonian thermometer: s a. m.. 12; noon, 20. Local Area Can Care for 1,000 if Necessary; Committees Are Appointed HELP POURS IN; MORE IS NEEDED Preparation! to care for 1,000 flood refugees In Vermillion county. If necessary, were moved well toward completion this morning at a meeting of Red Cross and civic leaders held at the office of T. L. McDonald In this city. Although they strongly urged that every preparation be made to care for homeless flood sufferers, if the occasion arises, state officials expressed doubt If it would actually he necessary to send any here, In a telephone conversation with local officials shortly before noon. Good Response So generous has been the response from large cities where bet ter bousing facilities can be secured, that these are expected to absorb most of the need. Donations of money, food, blan kets, boots and clothing are urgently needed however. Nearly $500 has already been donated to the Red Cross and Boy Scouts and much food is being received today. Contributions may be made at the office of T. L. McDonald, the Clinton Hotel or at The Daily Cllntoniar, office. ' ' "WXmI Contributions Needed Those having non-perishable foods such as canned goods, coffee and cured meats, or blankets and clothing to donate were requested to either bring them to the Jackson Motor company aarage on Blark-man street or to the W'PA offices. Police will also pick up such contributions if called. All over the county arrangements have been made to care for any refugees who may be sent. At least (Continued on Page 6) Thirty Cool off In Jail Following Anderson Fights ANDERSON. Ind., Jan. 26. Thirty rioting automobile workers were Jailed early today following a pitched battle with police attempting to quell a fight between 350 non-strikers and 100 members of the I'nited Automobile Workers union. More than 20 men were Injured before police finally restored order. The non-strikers forced their way lnio a meeting of the union men late last night In a hall two blocks from police headquarters. When police arrived the hall was a Bbambles. officers struggled with the fighting men for hours before finally halting the battle. The entire police force of 152 men was mobilized for a 24-hour duty and a detail was immediately dispatched to the plant of the Guide !,ainp company, where strikers are on 24-hour picket duty and another riot was In progress. Non-strikers wrecked and burned a picket shack before police were able to end the fighting. STEWART BABY BURIED TODAY ItOKKDALE. Jan. 26. funeral wrvirew for Barbara Lee Stewart. Z wpfkx old. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Stewart, who died at 2 p. m. Monday, were held from tlie resi-denre today at 2 p. m. Besides the parents she ie survived by two sisters, Maud and Patricia Ann: the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Taylor. WHEELER RITES ARE HELD TODAY Fuueral services for James Frankliu Wheeler, three year old j son of Mr. and Mrs. Fit zb ugh ! Wheeler, of Centenary, who died at , his home yesterday ar 4 ,:ti a. tn. I were held today from the residence at 3 P m. Burial wax in Sugar Grove i-;mtery m. Bounce. t Refugees from the flood at Newport, Ky., strike the first bit of dry land they've seen since they were forced to evacuate their home. Thousands have been similarly forced from their homes by unprecedented floods in nearby states. FIRE. LACK OF FOOD INCREASE TERRORJN CITY Fear Also Felt That Louisville Water Supply Might Run Low as Martial Law Rules Flooded District LOTIKVILLE, Ky.. Jan. 26. Fire and the threat of food scarcity idded to (he suffering of flood-ravaged LouiBville today. Firemen wading through water up to their necks at times beat back the first fire of the flooded city, as regular army troops moved In to maintain order among the 200,000 homeless. Three-fourthB of the cily was under water when, just before dawn, flames shot up from the Louisville Varnish company plant at 14th and Maple, center or the industrial section. Every station within reach of the crippled fire alarm system responded to the call to prevent an outbreak such us -the one which swept "inciniiati last week. The flood waters themselves were hiuinly responsible for checking the Tire. The pumper forced waler through the hoses so nearby buildings could be protected from sparks. The fired building burned to the water's edge and stopped. flue fireman was hurt, allghtly. The pinch for food was felt first ill concentration points where refugees were taken. There has been little actual hunger so far. but authorities feared that crippled trans-Continucd on Page 0 r 1 A OFFICIALS PROBE BUS CRASH THAT CAUSED TRAGED1 Seventeen Dead, Sixteen Injur e in Wreckage Near rlorida City; Bodies Brought Up by Divers MIAMI, Fla.. Jan. 2C Author ties today sought to determine th cause of the wreckage of a hug motor bus 35 miles west of here yet terday, which carried 35 persons t death and brought injuries to Hi others. The bus, which left Miami at y :.'!() a. m.. yesterday was en rouu to Tampa with a full load of pas sengers when It suddenly careened crazily and plunged into the bottom of a canal which paralelled the famous Tamiami trail. In leep Water The bus came to reBt in 12 feet of water, with only one corner emerging from the water. A passing motorist sped ten miles to the nearest telephone and called Miami for help. Ambulances and rescue crews sped to the Bcene. Kt-forts to drag the bus from the scene immediately were unsuccessful, am.' the bodies had to be brought to tin surface .by divers. It was not until late yesterda: that the bus. with its right freewheel missing, was. dragged fron tiie water. One Itnilty Hurt Only one of the sixteen person? rescued was declared to he In a cri lical condition. He was Edward 1 l.isk of Matawaii. N J., who wa suffering from a fractured neck. Three of the dead remained un identified early today. The identified dead were: Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers. 54. of Walla Walla, Wash. (333 E. Birch Htreeti. Mrs. Helen Baldwin Walters. 29. and her three-year-old son. Thoma J., of Port Chester. N. Y. (227 65th street). , .Mrs. J. F. Heidt, High Springs Fla. Mr. and Mrs. W. P, Heinrichr Chicago (.la.lfl N. Pauline Avenue! Mrs. Emily Zest. 4 2. Coatsvlllc, Mm. Sarah House. Detroit. Mich Pa. Continued on Pane 6 They were taken to an armory, four blocks from the railroad station. The crippled, the women and children were transported in buses, taxicabs and ambulances. The men walked. At the armory, all were registered and given physical examinations. Typical story: Mrs. Earl Cox. mother of six children: husband unemployed: "We lived on Keller street, quite a way from the river. Our house was flooded overnight. We got out just In the nick of time. We lett an automobile behind. We bad enough time to move most of our thousand dollars worth of furnitnre upstairs. All we could take along was a little clothing. We had hoped to go back and rescue more of our belongings. But when we reached the armory in Evansville they refused to let us out." STATE OFFICIALS RUSH THOUSANDS FROM LOWLANDS Evansville Will Be Completely Evacuated, According to Present Plans, as Water Rises Indianapolis. Jan. zc -Thei greatest movement of population in ! Indiana's history was under way to-1 day as state officials, operating un der drastic maitial law, speeded complete evacuation of the city or Evansfrflle, with a population of 102.000. An anticipated record breaking rise in the Ohio river to a stage of 65 feet caused Charles W, Carr, director of Red Cross operations, and National Guard officials to proceed with evacuation plans. Meanwhile, Governor M. Clifford Townsend of Indiana, in an address, appealed to mayors in all cities in the western part of the state to pr-pare to care for the flood re fusees of Evansville and vicinity. If the mayors do liot cooperate, the governor, under the wide sweeping mertiul law proclamation he in-sued Sunday night has ample power to quarter flood sufferers in any private home or building in the same manner in which French mfli-Continued on Page 6 TO TERRE HAUTE GOODS SHIPPED Clinton Boy Scouts, who canvassed the city tirelessly yesterday after the first call for those who might help alleviate the distress or flood sufferers, dispatched a truck-load of materials south before the day was ended. Kond, clothes and bedding ijere among the donations sent to Terre Haute for distribution in the stricken area. The cash which,, is being collected by the Scouts is turned Into the lied Cross fund. Township Ited Cross Chairman T. L. McDonald announced today. . I CONDUCTOR TO RECEIVE HONOR NEW YOMK, Jan. 26. Andre KoHlelniietii. orchestra conductor, will lie guest of honor today at a novel baniiuel high over Manhat-hattan when leading aviation figures, headed by Clyde Pangborn. present him with a medal as the nation's "No. 1 air passenger." KofteUneU is said to have led more than l.MO.nnO airline passengers In 1936 in distance covered. MEETING IS SET FOR WEDNESDAY All persons Interested in Scouting In Clinton are asked to meet at the Clinton Hotel Wednesday, January 27. at 7 p. m. A large crowd is ejpected to attend. KEYES SERVICES ARE HELD TODAY Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. today for Dr. O. M. Keyes of Dana at the Baptist church there. Dr. Keyes died at the Vermillion county hospital Sunday afternoon, where he had been a patient lor several days. Terre Haute Gets 600 Refugees; Special Train From Flood-Stricken City of Evansville Brings Victims English Woman Insists That Cable Provide for 'His' Child, but Actor Says He's Never Been in Britain TERRE H Al'TE. Jan. 26. Six hundred refugees, bewildered and shak 'n. arrived early today aboard a special train from Evansville. The group Included 250 tearful children and 100 babies. Most of the survivors, who first had been sheltered in Evansville relief stations after being driven from their homes, were too bewildered to talk. None could give a clear-cut picture of the tragedy being enacted on the southern Indiana border. Misfortune came too quickly for them to remember what had happened. CflftE Most were poorly dressed wearing the clothes they had on when flood waters drove them from home. A few clutched small bags and bundles of clothing or food. The group included 65 negro men and S3 women. U)S AXCKI.Ktf, Cal.. Jan. 26. Clark GaM screen star, today is-Hued a flat denial of charges volceo by Mrs. Violet Wells Norton, 47, a British subject, that he is the father or her 13-year-old daughter. Gwendolyn. Mrs. Norton is held in jail here charged with attempting to extort money from the actor. Reached at his hotel where he is ill with influenza. Gable said in a formal statement that he never had seen Mrs. Norton. His statement baid: "I wish to state I have never bei in England. I do not know the woman in quention. and have no knowledge whatever of the cir(Aiin-stanees involved. "I first learned of these claimr cwo years ago. but at that time I did not consider them worthy of behalf. f m 1ITT i

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