The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on January 27, 1937 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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Wednesday, January 27, 1937
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i Should You Kail to Receive Your DAILY CLINTONIAN hy 6:30 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 nnd a copy will be brought to you at once. WEATHER Increasing cloudiness tonight, folln- 4 by rain or snow Thursday; THE DAILY CLINTONIAN ri emperature. Clinton, Indiana, Wednesday, January 27, 1937 Price Three Centi Volume 25 Number 68 JAPAN'S UcvV CHIEF FLOATING GROCERYMN ACTION JAPAN ACCUSED Army Prepares to Remove Mississippi Lowland Residents GM OPENING TEN FACTORIES WITH PEACE PROMISE Part-Time Work for 42,000 la Begun Today in Company' Back-to-Work Move for Employes sit-down holds fisher plants Benefit Dance Will Be Conducted Here To Help Red Cross PI j? ' II C'k - Hi ' V 1 i " ' I xr r" ii . vVsbcs t r i : 4 t , , ' i 4 ' , " A benefit dance, every dollar or he proceeds of wh-ich will go lc twell the Red Cross flood rellel fund, will he held at Dreamland Hallroom Sunday night. Tnny Fe-logllo, manager, announced today. Services of the Dreamland A 1 1-itar orchestra have been donated nr the event, as has use of the hall. charge of 25 cents per person will le made, all to go to the Red Cross, Similar events are understood to ')e planned In several communities ind relief officials urged that they lie given generous support as a means of aiding flood sufferers. BOUNTY GETS NO REFUGEES UNDER PRESENT PLANS Local Agencies Will Be Ready if it Is Necessary to Place - Flood Victims in This Area Although they were again In - Residents of I'lulsmcuith, (., liiaitMineil in ilieir secoml-sf iny apartment, were forced to ilenrml uM)il n mwlmat cminiissary when flood waters prevented them fit vni-liins any soune of supply. LOCAL THEATER TO OPEN DOORS ON JANUARY 31 OF WAR PLANS, SOVIET WRECKS Russia Allegedly Object of Deep Plot That Killed Hundreds; Trial Brings Out Name of Foreign Agent GUILTLESS DIE FOR SABOTAGE - MOfH'OW, Jan. 27 Alleged ;)I:mh for war with liiiwia tills year wrre Icireil today nt the "Trolzkyifit iTrnrism" trial !iy a defendant who 1a !d the .la ta nrw had pr'p:i red f r ho ronfliH liy dii'wting sahntaKe isaiiist KovipI rnilwiiys. The defendant, I. A. Knyazev. dart led the point hy cotif easing he hail "01 ionized Ihe slaRRerlng total nf 3,500 r:i il way accidents In 1K.H and lfJ.lfi, Killing hundreds of innocent persons. Plotter named This extensive nahotaRfi was directed and paid for hy the Japanese, Knyazov said. Warned hy the court not to divulge, any Japanese names, (he defendant first referred to his Japanese director mysteriously as 'Mister X," hut he later identified 'llrn as one Hiroshima. Knyazev said Hiroshima told him: "War is certain to come in 1937 Train your people more rapidly In making of train wrecks." The defendant said he waa repri manded for not having trained hif employes fast enough, and consequently he speeded up the sahotage. Money Changes Hand Another defendant, named Turek, told of receiving 35,000 roubles (about $7,000) from Japanese agents. He said he gave Kynazev 15,000 roubles (about $3,000). Turek said he deceived author!- ties by making the wrecks appear to be accidents and that once be shift-ed responsibility for a wreck to In nocent persons, some of whom were shot for their "neglect.' Vermillion County Scout Council to Meet To -Night The Vermillion County Boy Scout Council will meet tonight in the Clinton hotel at 7:00 p. m. President E, C. Boyd will be in charge of the meeting. Scout Executive Delnier Wilson and his assistant, Jim Moulter, will be present. Other members of the Council include: Vice-President, Dr. A. E. Sa-bin of Dana; treasurer. Victor As-bury of Newport; commissioner. Rev. C. C. Pearce, court of honor. Supt. Clyde Mitchell of Cayuga: troop organization, Paul Weaver, also of Cayuga; leadership and training, Ivan E. Connell of Dana; civic service, Roy H, Staats; publicity, Lee S. Cole of Cayuga: health and safety, J. Clark Smith; and reading Leslie P. Nelson of Newport. (' Officers for 1937, the annual Wabash Valley Scout dinner, plans for 1937, and a new type of board meeting will receive consideration by the Scout council Thursday. New members of the council are urged to attend. THK TEMPERATURE By The Clintonian thermometer: 8 a. m., 22; noon, 36. ormed by telephone this morning with serious misfortune, hat, at least for the present, no Yesterday morning Mayor Zink lood refugees will be sent to Ver- talked with Dr. Walter Hume, of million county, Red Cross and Le-j Louisville, by long distance tele-;lon workers are holding them- phone and urged that he make ev-4elves in readiness to care for hun- ery effort to contact George, James dredi of persons from the flood- and Pat West, but he was unable stricken areas should this become .to do so. War Department Orders Genera Evacuation on Fifty-Mile Stretch SAFETY IS SEEN FOR BIG CITIES MKMPIIIR. Tenn., Jan. 27. l.esplim Inlo action at the command nr Herrotnry nf War Woodring. the I'nlled Stales army today began rushing preparations for one of the I'li'iili'Ht pnpulallon moves in history - Ihe evacunllon of all residents in Ihe lowlands nf Ihe Mississippi river l.wcen Cslro. III., ajnd New Orleans. News of Ihe general evacuation order struck the lower Mississippi valley like a bomb-shell despite the facl that widespread evacuation was laklliK place before the mighty flood now rolling down the "Father of Waters" from Ihe rampaging Ohio river valley. I.evees Hold Hope ITnlled States engtiieers. Red Cross offlclnls and other relief agencies nlrendy were working 20 hours out of the day, strengthening the' huge chain of levees that is the valley's only hope against the flood, removing those who are in danger and caring for the hundreds already homeless. The exact method that will be followed In removing the hundreds of thousands of residents from the lowlands could not he learned. It was Impossible to determine Immediately the number of persons that will be affected by the evacuation order, hut the figure probably will reach an astounding total. Towns in Valley There are several large towns between Cairo and New Orleans, as well as hundreds of villages and isolated farm communities. Several of the larger cities are believed to be safe. Memphis. Vicksburg and Natchet are on large bluffs above the river. Helena, Ark., however, Is endangered by weakened Mississippi levees In the vicinity of Mellwnod Much of that section already has been placed under martial law by Gov. Carl E. Bailey of Arkansas, and residents of the area ordered evacuated as rapidly aa possible. Terre Haute to Ride Once More At Higher Rate INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 27 The Terre Haute transportation strike was at an end today after a conference between labor union representatives and Judge Ilerhert K. Wilson in superior court here. Approval of the proposal Is needed from the Public Service Company of Indiana and may be given today. Receiver Bowman Elder waB Informed. Street cars and busses In Terre Haute will resume schedules tomorrow morning. Union representatives and Judge tVVilBon accepted a proposal made hy Terre Haute business men to underwrite an additional 7j per cent pay increase for employes of thf transportation system. litis nnd street car operators had held out foi a 20 per cent Increase after havinp been allowed a 124 per cent raise Under terms of the proposal ad vanced by Mayor Sam Beecher and representatives of the Merchants Association and Chamber of Commerce, the street car and bus fare Is to be increased from 5 to 6 cent? and the price of ten tickets fixed at 65 cents. TWO ACCIDENTS " ARE REPORTED Two auto accidents were reported to the local police yesterday. Ward Farrlngton of R. R. 2 had a collision with a Wholesale Beverage company truck, driven by Maurice Costello, near the Crown Hill stock farm. Both the car and truck were damaged. Louise Maxely of White street, driving west on the Jacksonville road, collided with a truck belonging to Leo Vrablc. The cars were DETROIT, Jan. 27 While union itratPRiMs promised "no violence," flenerul Motors reopened ten Chevrolet plants under its back-to-work movement for non-strikers today nlling for part-t ime re-employment of about 42,000. Gov, Frank Murphy negotiated what amounted to an anti-violence pad between ihe union and law-enforcing officers, but nevertheless police strengthened details in some sectors. In Paw Paw, White Pigeon and New Buffalo, near Kalamazoo, state troopers held themeelves In readiness to move to Ktrike centers In event of disorder. Caution at Flint More than 2,000 guardsmen stood by in Flint, scene of the worst bloodshed since strikes started in General Motors plants throwing 200,010 auto employes out of pobs. United Auto Workers union organizers there, however, promised at a "peace meeting" yesterday that Chevrolet employes returning to work there would not be molested. The plant will be picketed however. At 6 a. m., 6,000 Chevrolet workers, lunch boxes in hands, filed into the plant for the morning shift. Sit-down strikers in Fisher Body No. 2, directly across the street, looked on passively through the windows of the factory. They made no at-empt to dissuade the workers from returning. Late today another shift of 6.000 was scheduled to report. The non-strikers will confine their efforts solely to manufacture of parts. They may, General Motors said, recerre no more than a day's work a week. The union has endorsed the back to work movement in strike-free plants because complete cars cannot be turned out while sit-downers continue to hold Fisher body plants. Petition Made by Marietta Is Held By Circuit Court A petition allowing expenses totaling $6,365 in connection with the liquidation of the closed Clinton Trust company, granted in Vermillion circuit court Monday at the request of Anthony Marietta, receiver, was set asf by Judge G. E. Bingham yesterday. The order was set aside for the purpose of checking and makin? corrections if any were necessary, Judge Bingham aaid this morning. He was afraid a mistake might have been made. No petition was filed asking that the order be set aaide and Mr. Marietta has not filed his resignation as receiver, the Judge revealed. In his petition Heclever Marietta asked $3,000 salary for himself, at the rate of $150 per month for the 20 months he has held tbe position, $1,600 for expenses such as use of automobile in connection with the bank's business, $40 for filing his final report, $125 for Bernard Mur-dock, bookkeeper, and $1,600 additional fees for bis attorney. Homer I). Ingram. Attorney Ingrain ha previously been paid $900. TICKET SALES RISE STEADILY Sale of tickets for the President's Birthday ball to be held Saturday-night at the Mayflower room of the Terro Haute House is progressing steadily. The Vermillion County ball is to be held in connection with the Terre Haute ball, but seventy percent of the returns of the ticket sales will remain in this county and thirty percent will be presented to President Roosevelt to be turned over to the Warm Springs Foundation for the national battle against infantile paralysis. In Newport tickets may be obtained from Everett Mack at the court house, in Dana from Dr. L. O. Wheeler and in St. Bernice from Mrs. John Gamble. Kenneth Nelson, county chairman, is to attend a meeting of the ticket committee in Terre Haute this evening, necessary. Generous response has marked the appeal for relief funds, T. L, McDonald, local Red Cross chair- nan announced. The first quota f 1120 was quickly exceeded and he latest quota, set at five times he first, also appears to have been xceeded. A complete check-up is icing made today, but at least $G00 tas breii turned In, Mr. McDonald Mid. lie also warned against givini: flood relief donations to any but 'inlformcd Boy Scouts or the three places designated to receive donations: Mr. McDonald's offire, the "Union Hotel nnd The Daily Clin-'onlan office. There is an uncon-Irmed rumor that following the Boy icout diive, several small boys were soliciting In lids which they failed to turn in to authorities. Fit:'t shipment of food and clothing fom this community will he made today, according to Dr. E. W. Cordmnley, Legion commander. This is In response to a telegram from Armstrong Wilhorn, adjutant of the Princeton, lndisna Legion post, asking that a truckload of foodstuffs and clothing be sent at once. Due to the fact that relief sup plies are being sent free of charge. this shipment will he made, by express Instead of truck, It was said. The present demand will nearly exhaust supplies gathered hy the Lesion and additional donations must be made In large quantities, If this community is to do lis part. All jiersons willing to donate non- Conl limed mi I'age 0 Mrs. Zinft Seeks to Contact 3 Brothers In Path of Waters Efforts to contact the three flood-stranded brothers of Mrs. C. M. Zitik, wife of Clinton's mayor, were redoubled today following a radio announcement last nigt Indicating that one of the men, all of whom .live In Louisville, may have met I Last night, while listening to flood reports over the radio, Mrs. Zlnk heard a request for a stretcher at 724 South Second street, Louisville. This is the address of her brother, Pat. No details were given. If he is successful in reaching them. Dr. Zink intends to Insist that the three families come to Clinton until the flood danger passes. TWO LEAVE TO ATTEND RITES Rev. George and Rev. Sylvester Zeimer, of the Sacred Heart church, have gone to Evansville to attend the funeral of their brother, Adam, who died Sunday night. Funeral services will he held at 9 a. m. tomorrow from St. Anthony's church. LOCAL EAGLES PLAN MEETING The monthly social meeting of the Eagles Lodge will be held Thursday at 7 p. m. at the hall on South Main street, according to an announcement today by J.C. llasj; lett, scretary. Tills meeting is for members only. FOUNDRY WORKER KILLED FORT WAYNE, Ind., Jan. 27. Cecil T. Herron, 45, of near Sherwood, O., was crushed to death yes- erday by a three-ton overhead lask which dropped on him at the Western Gas Construction company foundry where he was employed. admitted hundreds more may have lost their lives in the raging torrent. The work of rehabilitation was begun at Cincinnati, Louisville sent mt a call for police reinforcements halt looting, Cairo evacuated, and demphfs prepared to succor an irmy of 50,000 refugees who will be forced to flee from their homes iwhen the crest of the flood moves from the Ohio into the Mississippi. Between these cities whole towns were under water, thousands of acres of lush farm land inundated, and privation and suffering and niserf was on every hand. Kegions miles from the banks of he Ohio suffered as tributary (Continued on Page ti). Overthrow of the government In Japan elevated lo Mwer General I'Hkl IsHel, former governor general of Korea, who was mimed to form a new rahinet. TIBBETT, NOTED SINGER, QUIZZED IN KNIFE DEATH ramou Star of Stage, Screen Awaits Outcome of Autopsy on Body of Sterzini in New York NEW YORK, Jan. 27 Visibly shaken, Lawrence Tibbett today awaited outcome of an autopsy on the body of a fellow opera singer. Joseph Sterzini. who died mysteri ously five hours after be was accr dentaWy stabbed by Tibbett during a dress rehearsal of "Caponsacchi" Jn the stage of the Metropolitan opera house. Public and physicians are frankly baffled over exact cause of Ster zini's death, as it was stated thai the wound inflicted by Tibbett wap only a minor gash in the band. Tibbett's steel stiletto was supposed to come down in the vicinily af Sterzini, close enough to add reality to the act, and it was stated that Tibbett had practiced I lie "stab-liing" at least thirty times. Police in Wailing Returning to bis New York apartment early today from Newark, N. J., where lie had sung in "II Travi-ata." Tibbett talked to police who are investigating the case. Present were Assistant District Atorney Sylvester, Conaentino, Tibbett's own attorney, fourteen policemen anil twenty newspapermen, "I really don't know how it happened," Tibbett declared. "I am distraught. Sterzini wub a good friend of mine. I've known him for years." Asked why he bad used a steel blade. Tibbett said a rubber stiietto would have been "absurd." and that tie used steel to make the stubbing Incident more realistic. A complete rolling hospital train of 167 beds, fully equipped for any emergency, under charge of Dr. Herman G. Morgan, secretary of the city board of health, left here for the flood areas today. The hosnilal train is in addition to the service that the medical profession is giving to combat pneumonia and disease that is expected to claim hundreds of lives in the flood area. Six doctors and a large staff of nurses and attendants were on the train. In its trips into the flood area it will evacuate only stretcher cases of persons who are seriously sick, Dr. Morgan said. By plane, state police automobiles and other swift methods of convey-(Coiiiiuued ou Vmse ). Capitol to Start Showing Films Again Soon Under Another Management With New Sound Equipment Completely remodeled and trans formed into one of the most beautiful moving picture houses in western Indiana, the Capitol theater will open its doors Sunday, January 31, representatives of the Bever ly Theater Corporation, new owners, announced today.- 1 For many weeks builders and decorators have been at work on the building and the Improvements are said to have amounted to nearly $15,000. "Everything is new but the name," said one of the owners and those who attend the gala opening will echo his statement. Changes Made Even the ticket office and lobby have been changed, as has the can opy over the entrance. New cushioned seats have been installed over most of the building, which Is decorated and lighted in the most modern manner. Completely new sound equipment has been installed and the management promises moving picture goers of the community the best In moving pictures in the best of surroundings. The new owners have expressed their confidence in the future of Clinton in no uncertain terms. Two Families That Fo rm e rly Lived in Clinton Evacuating Word was received here this norninE of several famillea from Sransville who formerly lived in Clinton. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Holmes and son, Hugh, were given warning on Sunday morning and by noon Mr. and Mrs. Holmes had evacuated. They are now staying with friends on Reilz Hill and their Bon is staying at one of the hotels. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shaumberger were forced to evacuate last night and are now staying with friends. Bolh the Holmes and Shaumberger families live in the Bosse high chool district. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bence have not lad to move from their residence 8 yet. ELMER NOLAN IS NEW UNION HEAD Elmer Nolan was recently Installed as president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Chauffeurs. Stablemen and Helpers. Local No. 73 of Clinton, for the year 1937. Other officers installed were: Harry W'hitcumb, vice president; Charles Hoggatt. recording secretary: Arthur Peck, secretary-treasurer; Ortie Kispert, Ernest Dixon and Robert Eastwood, trustees; and Victor Tasso, warden. Paul Sturm Chosen to Help Make Survey of Indiana's Flood Areas Before Appropriation Is Settled Scene of Flood Disaster Shifting Today From Ohio River Lowlands To Rich Mississippi Valley Acres The vast Ohio valley today was a .of known dead at 132, but reluctant- Paul Sturm, Btate representative from Vermillion county, was appointed a member ot a group of four senators and four representatives who were dispatched by plane this morning to southern Indiana's flood-swepf areas for survey purposes before the legislature makes its proposed appropriation for flood relief. The move was suggested late last night by Governor M. Clifford Townsend, following the announcement of a two-day adjournment of the legislature. The adjournment was decided upon because high waters had made it impossible for many congressmen to reach the capital. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 27 , rreat inland sea. threatening to en-,ly ;ulf the lower Mississippi valley rom Cairo to New Orleans. Above and below Memphis, engineers worked like beavers o trenglhen levees along the Missis-ippl in anticipation of. the great lood of waters from the raging Ohio which has already spread Icath, destruction and untold suf- ering over a dozen states. As the Ohio slowly receded at Cincinnati and elsewhere In the up- per valley, it continued Its rise along the lower reaches, causing further evacuation of Illinois, Indiana, Ken tucky and Missouri river towns. Authorities conservatively estimated the number of homeless at 900,000 today, placed the number o pnly slightly damaged.

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