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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER Cloudy, colder tonight; Friday generally fair, colder. Should You Fall to Hsrslra Your DAILY CLINTONIAN by 6: SO P. M. Phone 41 or 117 nnd it copy will lis brought to you ul once. Clinton, Indiana, Thursday, January 28, 1937 Volume 25 Number 69 " jrmW r"r";:e Three Cent. Archive W Engineers Work To Avoid Necessity of Lowland Migration Rain Starts to Fall In Louisville, Adding To Danger of flood l.oriKVIM.K. Ky.. Jon. 28. A slight rain started to fall In Louisville about S o'clock Ibis mornlm; adding new fears to the beleaguered inhabitants. The river reached a stage of W.S or three-tenths of an Inch under the maximum of 57.1 it reached yester-lay. II was holding at about the Iti.S level but it was feared the rain night add to ita volume. X7 Heads of Congress Are Cool to Notion Of Labor Secretary WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 The demand of Secretary of Labor Piaiicei-Perkins for "utmoxt haute" legis-lation to deal with the automotive strike faced rough going on Capitol Hill today. Surprised by the suddenness of the request, congressional leader-declined to give her assurance ol the speed she asked, but promised to "consider" the proposal. Miss Perkins asked for action "with the utmost haste compatihb with sound procedure." Her re uest went forward In identical let tcr to Speaker Baukhead of the house and Senator Joe T. Robinson of Arkannas, senate democratic leader. NAZI PLOTTERS ARE NAMED IN RUSSIAN TRIAL Seuion Today Call Identities of German, Japanese Who Were Accused in Sabotage TROTSKY'S SON REPORTED HELD January 1 Secret sessions in the trial of 17 alleged consplratois today brought out, according to semi-official sources, the exact identities and positions of the Germans and Japanese who, it was asserted, schemed to wre-k the Stalin regime and make war on the Soviets. Karl Radek, famous writer; Gregory Piatakov. former vice-commissar for heavy Industry, and Gregory Sokolnikov. ex-ambassador to Hritain, the three principals In the trial, were closely questioned la th? first secret seasfon. !o umeitU IMKpUyed They were also confronted with documents all establishing the iden tity oi those whose names the court had suppressed In open hearings, or who were referred to only as "Mr K," an attache in the Japanese era- basr-y, or '"Mr. X," a German con sular official. With the "confessions" of all 17 defendants now in hand, the trial today is drawing swiftly towards its denouement of practically certain (Continued on Page 6) NIECE OF LOCAL RESIDENT DIES Mrs. Tessie Gross of South Sev enth street received word yesterday of the death of her niece, Mi-lice Phillips, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loran Phillips of Mansviilc, formerly of Clinton. The child died Wednesday morning with pneumonia fever. Besides the parents she is sur vived by two brothers, Kenneth and Billy. The exact time of the funeral ser vices is not known. RAYMOND COX INJURES HAND Raymond Cox of 1303 South Third street sustained a badly lacerated hand Tuesday at the Clinton Coal Company, where he is employed. He was taken to the hos- ital to be treated and then removed t his home. He is getting along ttistactorily. Army Toil to Prevent General Evacuation in Mississippi Bottoms It OHIO FATALITIES MOUNT TO 250 While the United State Army mobilized it forces for the greatest evacuation in the history of this nation 4he possible removal of every Inhabitant in a section fifty miles aloug both aides of the Missis-alppl river from Cairo to New Orleans Army engineers toiled unceasingly to tnaks that evacuation unnecessary. 17 p and down the big river thousands of men labored day and night reinforcing ieveeg against the great onrush of wafer emptying Into the MleslKBfppI from the Ohio and tributaries below Cairo. Good Xphs and llad The fall of river stages In the Ohio valley, bringing cheer to sodden, miserable millions, only heralded (he approach of disaster to the millions of persons inhabiting the lower Mississippi valley. Engineers expressed confidence the 1.200 miles of levees will bold, but nevertheless prepared for the worst that there may be no repetition of the great toll of human life exacted by flood waters the past two weeks. (Continued on Page 6) Action Expected Soon As Official Enters Wrangle TOKYO, Jan. 18. "Spectacular development" within 24 hours were predicted In authoritative quarters today, where it was believed Cen. Kazushige Ugakl, premier-designate, bad succeeded In forcing his way out of the array's "boycott" of his cabinet-forming efforts. After nearly a week of struggling with tbe army's refusal to name a war minister, the general, former governor of Korea, carried his troubles straight to the emperor, and imperial Intervention with the army loomed as a possibility. Declaring tbe army's position is "unchanged." however, Cen. Count Juichi Terauchl, war minister in the late cabinet, declined General Ugaki's appeal to use his influence to win army cooperation. BLAND SERVICES PLANNED FRIDAY ROSPJDALE. Jan. 28 Funeral services for Mra. Mary Ann Poland. 73, who died at the home of her bou, Herbert Bland, of Kosedule. at 2:00 a. Hi. Wednesday, will be held from (he sou's home with continued services at Jiiiu p. m. Friday at tin Methodist church here with burial iu Rosedalo cemetery. She is survived by four gruuU-rbildreu and a sister. Mrs. Elizubetb Ogdeu of Lto;; Angeles. TH; TEMFMMTL'ltK by The Cliutonian Thermometer; 8 a. ui.. 26; noon, 46. MICHIGAN TENSE AFTER FOUR ARE INJURED IN TAXI Feeling Run High Between Two Warring Group Following Flint Incident of Organizer ONE MAN HURT IS NEAR DEATH DKTKOIT. Jan. 28 Feeling between striking union workers and Dori-strikfng employes of General Motors corporation reached a break-ng point iu Michigan today after four union organizers were sent to i hospital as a climax to their dramatic flight from mob violence. Darting In between a police escort of six cars, a battered gray auto side-swiped the taxicab in which the four unionists were riding in Flint, and sent ft careening into a telephone pole. Tbe polo was clipped off and the four organizers iu the cab hurt. Oik .War leatlt Those injured were Arthur Fred-erhoff, Saffinaw, Frank O'Rourke, Saginaw, W. J. Hyraer, Pittsburgh, and Joseph Ditzel, Toledo, all union organizers. At Hurley hospital in Flint, doctors reported Frederhoff had a fractured skull and was near death. The other three suffered only minor Injuries. Also hurt was Arthur Place, 23. Saginaw, the taxicab driver. Union Spokesman Robert Travis charged "This was a deliberate attempt to murder these men'' by non-striking employes, and ao-(f'oiitJNufNf oa Vmtr Appeals Received From Flood Area For More Relief Although the response of Vermillion county aud Clinton b been generous to tall for Hid Iu flood-swept areas of tbe etate and nation, pleas are still coming in to the American begion for more help. ft. B. Medlock. adjutant, announced today. Foodstuffs iu particular are needed in large quantities not only in Inundated regions but in towns packed with refugees, Wedlock said. PerBons who wish to contribute non-perishable food or other commodities to flood victims are asked to call the Jail or the relief office, aud trucks will be dispatched to tbe address named. Names of contributors to tbe Red Cross who gave their money to tbe Boy Scouts will not b published, aa the boys did not keep a record of those who donated to tnem. Following is a list of additional contributions made since yesterday: Northern Indiana Power and Light Company employees. $35.35; North ern Indiana Power and Light Com pany and the Teamsters union local No. 73. each 25; Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Stults. fit): Clinton Township Farm Bureau, lit); Newport Friends and the Wednesday Needlecraft club. each IS: Mystery Jestrs. Helen M. Krekler, aud the Ladies Auxiliary of the Half Century club, each 15; Mr. aud Mrs. John Muehett, Charle Novella. Harry Van Duyn, George Hergiw. each. 18; and Kumu"tt Hays. Karl TaHiott. Thomas C. Dan iels. Mrs. Savant, Leu Valines. H O. Carpenter, Agnes Mackie, George MacNair, Mr. and Mra. W. K. Tiui- mermau. Antoinette Basso aim Jackie Lt-e Torauto. each 11. Miners and prospectors. This year, tbe sixth that the widely-known lecture and demonstration course has b-n offered, found only thirteen persons enrolled, although it was greatly augnwuted and revised to meet the most ouodrn de-mauds of piospectfug. Of the thirteen. to were women, both Kl Pao residents who explained tbey were attending to learn of the geology of the southwest. Last year, when mining activity was slower, fifty names were ltrted for the session. In there were 150 registered. Professor Graham attributes the small registration directly to the fact that the miners and pr'ispertors cannot leave their work. t o n u u on Paj 6) Toll ft -''ft'' Enrollment Totaled For Schools; Small " ' Decrease in Grades A total oi one thousand, seven hundred and sevent y-t hree. students are enrolled for the second semester in the Clinton public schools according to an announcement made today by (Superintendent K. C. Boyd. This number shows a decrease of fifteen students attending since the September term In 19:16 as the enrollment at that time was 1,780. Following fs the enrollment of the different schools in the city: Central school. 293; Glendale. 169; South, ttZ Junior High, grades 7 and 8, 271; Junior High, ninth grade, 31", and Senior High, grades ten, eleven and twelve, C07. Although a slight decrease i showu in the grade schools, a gain is reported in the Junior and Senior High schools. Three Youths Are Arrested, Held on Car Theft Charge Tln-pp boys, all under 21 years of ;ibp, were arrested by Louis Gloa- ninl. local policeman, ajid Claude JenuiuK. deputy sheriff, iu Univer sal this tuornliiK ir the alleged nil of a car in Kentland last eve-lug. Frank Kincaid. 19. of Clary, who v-d in CuiviTsal until about a year ani a half aso; Joe Ade. 17. of (jary, and Orval Howe of Clacia. Ill . were the boys. They admitted this mornini! that they had been diinkine. and in a telephone conversation with local police the Kent-land authorities stated that they had fired several shots at the boys. An examination of the car did not reveal any marks of the twillets. When the boys were arrested this nioiiitut: Kincaid was carrying (! calibre foil revolver, which be told police he found in the car. The car is aid to belong to a deputy sheriff, but from which county was not learned as the car bore an Illinois license. At noon today the police here were inform d that the Keutlaiid authorities w re on their way here to :et the boys. FURNACE CAUSES BLAZE AT HOME Slight damage as done to th horn- of Mr and Mrs. Krauk Kunin of 124 South Fourth street yesterday at It : 40 p. bi. nhf-D the furnace au-d the lloor to catch on hie It was extinguished by the local lire department. The hous U owned bv Frank Kell. U'?"S T FORMER CLINTON RESIDENT DIES; RITES SATURDAY Riverside Cemetery Burial Planned for Mr. Porter, Stricken Wedneday at South Bend Mrs. Jennie Porter of Mishawaka, Ind., formerly a resident of Clinton, died at 11:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Kp worth hospital at South Mend. The exact cause of her death was not Dtateti, although it was par-tially due to her advanced age. Mrt. Porter was the widow of th late S. R. Porter and formerly lived in the 000 block on South Blxtb street and at Seventh and Elm streets here. For the past several years she had made her home with Ijei daughter. Miss Helen porter, a eacher in the Mishawaka schools. She was formerly a teacher at the South school. Clinton. Survivors besides the daughter are a son, R. D. Porter of Chambers- burg. Pa., and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves to mourn a host of friend?. Ididy to lie Moved The body will be brought to Clinton Saturday by motor by 8. W. Sprugue. undertaker at Mishawaka, and will be taken to the Frist funeral home. It is expected to arrive here by 2 p. tn. In order that Clinton friends may view the body before burial it will he In state for a short time at the funeral home. Hurial w ill be Saturday afternoon at the Riverside cemetery. POPE RESPONDS TO TREATMENTS VATICAN fITY, Jan. 8 A slight inno'ovfDient iu the Pope's conditiou this morning was attributed at the Vatican to electrical t rea I mjn ts I h rou g h a development of the micro-wy ve transmitter on which the March esc Guglielmo Marconi hat- been working for years. The pontiff, it was s!ated, spent a "good night." with several hours' sln-p. and was stronger when he awoke. COLLISION REPORTED Melbourne Riley reported to police yesterday that he bad a colli sion with Robert F. fv herer, of Clin ton, in r Dirr sal yesterday morning Both care wih dauiad but no one injured- a -4 H r v FLOOD RELIEF IS BIGGEST WORRY OF LEGISLATURE Reports Say State Congressmen Will Adjourn Until Survey Results Are Heard, , Estimates Made INDI A SA POLI S . Jan. 28 . -Th i stat legislature was to convene at 2 o'clock this afternoon amid re porta that it would adjourn for the weekend until the state administration had prepared the estimate the amount of Bpecial appropriations necessary to care adequately for Indiana's flood victims. The assembly was to be fortified with an eye-witness report from eight of Its members and Budget Director Edward Brennau, who flew over the flooded areas yesterday to glimpse at first hand the terrific property toll taken by Ohio river flood waters. Gov. M. Clifford Townsend has indicated that he will deliver a flood message to the legislature in person within the next ftw days, presumably containing the ad ministration's estimate of funds neces-, sary to cope with the emergency. He : also is expected to report cu negotiations he is conducting with the federal government to split costs of rehabilitation of the stricken areas, j Conversation among the legislators indicated that they were prepared to approve at once a special appropriation, separate from the 1937-89 budget, of at least 11.000,-000. This is considered only a fp-ac-tion of what the actual flood dam age will total. Several indi-ai-d that they would vote in favor of a appropriation with all funds above that amount to be raised by "nuisance" taxes, such as an excise on cig arettes, theater tickets and other comparative luxuries. CLUB AUXILIARY IS ENTERTAINED Officers of the Half Century Aux iliary were entertained at a banquet last evening by the officers of the club. Approximately thirty-five officers of the two organizations and guests were present. Both clubg formulated plans i.nd outlined their aims of progress for the year. A program, which included three recitations by F. K. (fur-lie i Russell, was given. The committee for the second anniversary meeting, planned on February 3. reported that the arrangement ! practically completed. , -,: BIG EVACUATION TASK IS BEGUN AT LOUISVILLE Refuses Stranded in Downtown Buildings; AH Available Vehicles Confiscated for Rescuer MEMPHIS MAYOR GIVEN AUTHORITY LOI'ISVIIXK. Ky.. Jail. 28. This flood-ridden city today faced the tremendous task of evacuating more thau 200.000 men. women and children. The gigantic task of removing the major part of the city' population was being carried out in a systematic manner. First step in tbe evacuation process was the rescue of the flood-stricken persons marooned In tbe Inundated areas. Most of them were removed to sections of downtown Louisville unaffected at the time by tbe worst flood in the city's history. Big Task Ahead Tbe second step Is the present task of removing the refugees from downtown theaters, apartment (Continued bn l'ajge 6) WORD COMES OF SISTER'S DEATH Mrs. Elizabeth Walters of west of the city received word yesterday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Barbara Rothgeb of Quiucy, UI., which occurred Monday. Jan. 25. Mrs. Rothgeb's death was caused by a stroke she suffered January 19. Had she lived until Tuesday, Feb. 2. she would have been 101 years of age. fc'he was well known in Clinton and vicinity having visited here a number of times. Mrs. Paul Folta of the Range Line Road is a niece. YOWELL RITES " ARE HELD TODAY ROSEIMLE. Jan. 28 Funeral services for Chloe Irene Yowell, infant daughter of Leroy and Lois Yowell. who died at 4:30 p. m. Wednesday, were held from the residence at 4 p. in., today. Burial was in the Rosedale cemetery. Besides the parents she is sur vived hy four sisters and one broth- ated. Khe then moved to an apartment, where she feit her first misgivings. On the streets at each end of the block, water was seen to rise, and iu a short time boats appeared at one intersection. So she and her friends hailed a passing car and were taken to the highlands. The cooperation of the people is beyond expression. Miss Griffiths declared. They are "all for oue and one for all " In various buildings are seen signs with the information' "Emergency Hospital" or "Shots." People of all ages are taken to the same relief headquarters. In one part of the room may be seen a child with a pet animal and in another a mother giving birtb to a cbiid. alt of which is taken as a (('uutiiiuedl on Faige 0) Burros Stalk Desert in Company With 'Flivvers' as Modern Croup Of Prospectors Starts on Trail Daughter of Local Residents Uses Airplane to Leave Louisville; Tells Of Conditions in Flood-Swept City KL PASO. Tex., Jan. ZH Long eared burros and wheezing "flivvers" roafued (he mining areas of the west today as the revival of prosperity iu the industry brought thousands of sourdoughs back into action. Tbe gold-and-silver buying poli-ies of the I'nlted istates treasury. coupled with the Increase in use ot all metals because of returning prosperity, are largely responsible for this re-awakeing of a tradition that once made tbe Rockies a source of fabulous fortunes. A significant iud-x of this revived activity, according Co Prof. John F Graham of the mining department of the Texas College of Mines in Kl Paso, is tbe sudden drop in attendance at the school's Institute for It took one of tbe worst floods in history to compel Miss Ortetta Griffiths, of Louisville, to travel by airplane. Che flew from Louisville lo Indianapolis, where she remained over night, and yesterday arrived in Clinton, where she will visit with her parents. Mr. and Mrs, W. T. (iriffitiie. of South Third street, until the flood waters recede. Plane pa sse n ge i s f ro m that city avoiding to Miss Griffiths, are numerous, but she was fortunate enough to have a friend who aided her in obtaining passage immediately. She also stated that luikily she did not aee the worst of the tragedy IS be had been staying at the Y. W C. A., but before the water hadj reached the building, it was evacu i

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