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January 29, 1937

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WEATHER Occasional rain probable tonight and Saturday; slowly rising temperature Saturday and tonight. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN Should You Fall to Recelv Your DAILY CLINTON1AN by 6:30 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a copy will be brought to you at once. .... ctTR -KmAfA 6TJHL Indiana, Friday, January 29, 1937 Volume 25 Number 70 IT'S HIS 'WORST' FLOOD Pick, Shovel Army Fights to Bolster Mississippi Levees n Survivor of six floods during his colorful career as steamboat man on tlh Ohio river, ('hnrltfe Spencer, 75, paused from warming his feet against a radiator at I lie Indianapolis flood rerugf.e cump long enough to opine Hint I he present rampage of the Ohio river was the worst In his memory. He was rescued at Jetl'i rsonville, Itid., alter a companion had drowned In an attempting to swim to safety. HAS FARM PLAN A five-year "ever normal granary" plan for American farmers was announced Thursday by Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, who said the purpose of the new policy, which has been approved by President Roosevelt, is to establish a more constant supply of crops, through good years and bad. BENEFITS SEEN FOR BLANFORD. FAIRVIEW PARK Baseball Team to Sponsor Dance, Box Supper Planned to Kane Money for Victims of Flood's Ravage Funds for the relief of flood suf ferers will be raised by the Jllanford baseball team and by citizens of Fairview at the beginning of next week. The ball team, with Joe Marietta nd James Perona as a committee, will sponsor a dance in Blanford Sunday night, and Conrad Kite has been appointed to sponsor a box supper in Fairview either Monday or Tuesday. The definite date has nf heen set. The receipts from the dance and supper are to be giv en to the lied Cross. Dr. E. W. Cordingley, Clinton commander of the American Legion, has asked for more non-perishable food and clothing to be sent to the victims of the flood. T. L. McDonald, township chairman of the Red Cross, received a .letter today from John B. Dunne, state official of the Red Cross, who is looking after the situation in Princeton, thanking him for the wearing apparel and food that had been sent to (hem from this county. Donors Named Following is an additional list of contributors: the Church of Christ of Fairview, $16; Clinton postal employes. $10.50; Til Kappa sorority and Mrs. Etta L. Frist, each $10; water works office employes, Ladies Aid of the Fairview M. E. church, Joe Audi, Christ Benettl feed store, K. W. Powell and the Ladles Missionary society of the Christian church, each $5; Pythian SiBters lodge, $4.50; Clarence Wright, C. ( 'on tinned on Ptttfe 8) iff 'f ' I v Y t V ( if". I J I.IT.ffT . . ri 'rice Three Cent MEN THREATEN TO 'SIT-DOWN' IN STATEHOUSE Anderson, Saginaw Loom as New Danger Snots in Labor's Extended War With Auto Company ORGANIZERS ARE HURT AT ECORSE DETROIT, Jan. 29. Threatening a "sit-down" strike in Gov. Frank Murphy's office, 25 non-union General Motors workers left here for Lansing today to demand union strikers be removed from CM plants in Flint. If Governor Murphy refuses their demands, the workers were pro-pared to "sit-down" in the gubernatorial office, it was said. The group claimed an appointment with the governor at 11 a. m. It is made up of non-striking employes of tho Chevrolet gear and. axle plant here. The 25 men wera selected yesterday at a meeting of anti-unionists to carry their demands to the state capitol. Danger Iyooma While General Motors launched its second court action to oust sit-down strikers from two Flint plants, Saginaw and Anderson, Ind., became the new danger- fronts In the labor war today. Union forces 2,000 strong, It was announced planned to Invade Saginaw Sunday afternoon to hold a mass meeting following a mob attack on six United Auto Workers organizers there. In strike-torn Anderson, the union here announced, Ed Hall, UAW organizer, planned to go through with a "peaceful" demonstration today despite refusal of Indiana's Governor Townsend to furnish protection of the state militia; ((VintitiutHl on Page 4) Townsend States His Plan in Firm Manner; He Wins INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 29. Gov. M. Clifford Townsend emerged victorious today in bis first scrimmage with the 1937 legislature, which at his bidding prepared to adjourn this morning until Feb. 8 to allow the executive department to grapple with the flood relief program. Townsend late yesterday twice ad dressed a caucus of democratic sen. ators and representatives in his office in tones which could be heard plainly outside his office doors. As a result the preponderant democratic majority agreed to the adjournment and today's session ia expected to be a mere formality. Townsend told the legislators that his office was so crowded with flood problems that even tho members o the assembly themselves could not get through the halls to see him. 4s a result, Townsend said, he had absolutely no time lo devote to legislative matters and that the flood ravages demanded his primary coa-lideration. The governor told the caucus It could either take a 10-day holiday or adjourn the 1937 session altogether with his promise that as soon as the flood situation eased he would call a special session to transact all necessary business. ILLINOIS POLICE REMOVE YOUTHS Three boys, arrested here yester- terday morning for the alleged theft of a car In Keutland Wednesday evening, were removed from the lo cal city jail by authorities from Keutland yesterday. They will be tried in circuit court. The car which they had stolen was owned by Lester Weeks, deputy sheriff of Sheldon, III., just eight miles west of Keutland. The sher iff and deputy sheriff of Kentland came to return the boys and Weeks to claim his car. CHARGE AGAINST CALL DISMISSED NEWPORT, Jan. 29 The causa of the state of Indiana vs. Harry Sp Call, iharged with perjury, was dismissed by Special JudpreJohn W. Uu mini n k of the clay circuit court Thursday afternoon. A motion to dismiss was filed several days ago by Special Prosecutor Winfield M. Fox, but no ruling had been made, , Clinton, Dana Defeated by One Point in First Round of Tourney Dunn Mull w ImmiI'k hiikcllnill I cum il.rcsliil, UH lo l Duitger In i lie iipenlim round of llu Wulinxh v'alli'l toiiiniinicnl llniil this ulli'HVHiii, iiccomIIiik to winl received Iniiiiiillulely liefore prrw I inn1. The w inning coinlllliiil Ion held n ruiiiniiinilliiK lend mil II II"' IiinI liarter, when Diillil fol'aiil lo I lie rniiil lo nmnne n oiie.nlnl ml-vmitiiiti' "hlcli they lost Nliorlly Ik-Imi' llie Iliuil gun. Hntnn of oilier first .round contests rolloiv: (im-flclil, 2M; Kxvilg City. 24. Ashhoro, .1; Onklown, !M. Wllry, 4; llriiceilllllc, 1.1. l'uiine:Hliiir,'.', iM, llloomlicld, 21. RADEK CHARGES TORTURE AFTER HIS CONFESSION Famous Journalist, Other Leader of 17 Doomed Russians Ask No Mercy Following Guilty Pleas LONDON, Jan. ,29 Charges lie was "tortured" into rnnreRnini; his part in the "trotsky terrorist" conspiracy were made today by Karl Radek, noted Soviet editor, In his final statement to the court, it was stated 111 an Exchange telegraph dispatch from Moscow. , "I was tortured by investigators of the department of the Interior for ten weekB berore I told what I knew," the dispatch quoted Radek as saying. Radek's alleged assertion came as a surprise, inasmuch as he and the (Conl limed on Page ) Looters Work in Streets of City Caught in Flood t rvmovTT.i.rc Kv.. Jan. 29. Looters, some hungry and others attracted by the opportunity for thievery in this llghtless city, roamed (innrteri Louisville today. Until last night the 400 exhaust ed police and 400 national guards had nhrtizaed shoulders at reports of looting, and occupied themselves with rescuing and caring for 230,-000 homeless. Shoot to kill orders were Issued, but Ignored. But today fresh police from cities as far as Boston and Phoenix, Ariz., who came here by train and plane In response to Mayor Neville Miller's urgent plea for aid, policed the flooded streets. Within 18 hours police early today had rounded up 23 looters most of them negroes. The looters were operating in boats on the edges of the flooded area. They raided foodstores. a Jewelry store, liquor stores and department stores. Police admitted that many more than those caught were at work, but officers were handicapped by the darkness of power failure. Po-destrlans' flashlights and automobile headlights lighted the city's streets. Only in a section of highlands, connected with power from Dix dam last night, had street lights. THE TEMPERATURE By The Clintonian thermometer: a. m., 38; noon, 42. searchlights. With almost clock-like regularity, despite head windB yesterday and an electrical storm off Oahu early today, the squadron passed over the six surface vessels which marked the route from the continent to Pearl harbor. Keeping in almost constant radio communication with the ships and shore stations, Lieut. Com. William M. McDade, commander of the flight, reported at 2:19 a. m. Honolulu time that he had sighted Diamond Head at Pearl Harbor. Thirty-one minutes later the squadron was over the harbor and in another 10 minutes the first ship was riding the surface. The new bombing patrol planes (Continued on Page 4) DELINQUENT TAX SALE POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 12 Property Owners Given Respite of Ahnut Two Months, but Written Declaration! Must Be Made BILL IS DELAYED IN LEGISLATURE DeliUls or the $25.0110.000 Inx moratorium bill. were received by County Auditor Charles Cooper, this week. According to tile termn of (lie measure passed recently by the Indiana .itato legislature, the sale of property for delinquent taxes scheduled for February R, has been "post-loned until April 12. On that date ill property on which taxes were lellnqiii nt .Innunry 1 will be offered for tax sale and the sale will con-Inue every clny until the property Is nurchased. Taxpayers were warned, however, 'tint Hie new arrangement Ib not automatic. Everyone who wishes to take advvantage of the breathing ipell must prepare a written declar ation for County Treasurer Harry MeCrea. stating 1 1) At. lie plans lo accept the moratorium privilege. Declaration forms ore nvailable at (lie treasurer's office in Newport, nnd three copies must be made out for the treasurer, the auditor and the applicant. The declaration muni be made by March 15. Hale to I! Announced The tax sale currently for April 12 will be advertised in Vermillion county newspapers, but according to law the notices do not have to appear before March 15, the last day for offering declarations, so taxpayers were warned today to make declarations early. Introduced In the house of representatives by Paul Sturm of Dana, democratic representative from V.-mlllloii.county, the tax moratorium bill was delayed twice for revision, once each in the senate and house. Last week the upper house m,ads two amendments to the measure, which was ready for Governor M. Clifford Townsend's signature Fri day afternoon. Cities of Nation ' To Observe Big Event Saturday More than 6,000 parties are in prospect for the nation-wide celebration of the president's birthday tomorrow, Colonel Henry L. Doher-ty, chairman of the national committee for the fourth time, said today as final plans for this year's drive aainst infantile paralysis were drawn up. The Vermillion county ball will be held in connection with the Terre Haute dance in the Mayflower room of the Terre Haute House. A floor show and card playing, as well as dancing, will furnish the evening's entertainment. Jack O'Grady's or chestra will play. The organization of parlies of all sorts and descriptions itoni uie country dances In the Virginia mountains to the sliinirg propriety of the social event at the Waldorf in New York, is so much further ad vanced this year, the national Com- ittee hopes for a much larger con tribution to the anti Infantile paralysis war chest. As lust year, the funds collected on January 30 will be divided in the proportion of 70 and 30 percent, the larger percentage going toward the rehabilitation of victims of Infantile paralysis In the communities where the parties are held. Money received for tickets sold In this county will remain here. FOX MINE HAS NEW MANAGER The Fox Brothers mine on Crompton Hill is now being operated by Wheeler & Company, a new management. The mine was formerly operated by James Fox. UNUSED STATION TO LOSE PORCH The porch of the old traction station on Elm street is being torn down and the lumber is to be used on one of the city projects. The work Is expected to be completed in a few days. JAPAN RECEIVES FASCIST AS NEW CABINET LEADER Hayashi Named by Elm per or Today to Make Appointment After Ugaki Had Failed After Long Attempt TOKYO, Jail. 2 -Tho nrmy, whose foes huve accused it of attempting to rule Ja;i by fascism, scored a ringing triumph in the nation's constitutional crisis today when Emperor His'ohito appointed General Senjuro II;iynnhl, former war minister, to form-a new cabinet. Gen. Hayashi was named after General Kazushige Utfaki had failed. Gen. Ugaki did not have the favor of the army's leaders, and he gave up his afr&niipt to form a government with the declaration that "our country is confronted with a choice between fascism and parliamentary government." 1'ascMN Will With Gen. Hayashi's . appointment, the "fascists' apparently had won. The present crisis grew out of a diet uproar in which parliamentary leaders clashed with army (Conl fiiucii on Pae 4) CAR HITS TRAIN ON MAIN STREET Two men narrowly escaped seri ous injuries when the cor crashed into a moving train at te C. & Z. I. crossing on North Main street this morning at 5:30 o'clock. It is be-litirved that the heavy fog made ft impossible to see the train. Prank Stewart of South Seventh street, accompanied by Tom Sal-mond of Walnut street, was driving north on -Main street to pick up an other man who waB to ride with them to the Clinton Coal Company No. 6, whore they are all employed, when the accident happened. It is believed thut the men jumped from the car, but definite details were not learned today as the men were able to go to work. The right side of the car was bad ly damaged. a-1 Enormous Task Directed From Memphis; Many War Regulations Are Observed REFUGEES LIVE IN TENT CITIES The greatest peace time mobllien-tion in the history of this nation battled todav to save the lower Mis sissippi valley from the tidal wave sweeping down Jrom-the Ohio valley. ; Memphis was the general headquarters of the Bpectacular campaign, the 1,200 mile levee system stretching from, Cairo to New Orleans the battle front. The combat forces the army engineers deployed a pick and shovel army of 100,000 along the levee "system, accepting the challenge of the river and confidently prepared to keep it within Its man-made banks. Despite the confidence of the engineers and the predictions of government meteorologists who predicted flood crests under those forecast by the engineers, there was no letup in precautionary measures for evacuation of a million inhabitants of the river bottoms. The area presented a war-like scene. Uniformed men regular army men, state militia, state troopers - patrolled highways, shunting casual traffic to by-roads to give the right-of-way to rumbling army trucks heavily loaded with stores or with miserable refugees fleeing before nature's onslaughtj Tent cities arose over night to care for the refugees. 'Army rules of sanitation prevailed. Milk and (Continued on Vane 4) Cairo in Danger As Flood Water Begins Receding Crest waters 'oifthe nation's most disastrous flood pounded at a 60-foot sea wall at Cairo, 111., as 4,000 struggled to save that city and thousands fled It today. Above Cairo along the Ohio river, the history-making waters were mostly receding. Below Cairo, the Mississippi river Inched slowly toward the flood crests expected lata next week. The situation at a glance: KENTUCKY At least 250 dead: 350,000 homeless. Buildings crack and lean at Louisville. Evacuation of 30.000 from Paducah continues under great difficulty as water still rises. OHIO Estimated homeless, 200,-000; dead, 25. WaterB receding slowly. ILLINOIS Estimated 50,000 homieless, 11 .known dead. Cairo threatened. INDIANA Estimated 100,000 homeless. More than 30,000 isolated in Evansvllle when bridge collapses. Seaplanes rush vaccine. Jef-fcrsonvllle and New Albany "ghost cities," TKNNK8HKE (Estimated 100,-0(10 homeless. Memphis haven for thousands. Estimated lno.ouo pick and shovel men working on levees from Cairo to New Orleans. MIHSOl'ltl i 4I.0U0 homeless New Madrid, on edge of 131.000 Hires flood way filled with excess wuler by dynamiting, sees vast threat as levees weaken. Alt KANSAS. MIHRISHII'I'I AND ALA I) AM A Feverishly repairing levees. MARIETTA FILES HIS RESIGNATION NEWPORT, Jan. 29. Anthony Marietta, receiver of the Clinton Trust company of Clinton. Indiana, filed his final report as receiver of the institution and filed his resignation in Vermillion circuit court Thursday afternoon. No record has been made by the court Bhowlng the approval of the repurt or the resignation. Marietta was appointed receiver of the company on May 23, 1935. following tha receivership of Matthew M. Scott, who resigned on May 22, 1935. , C f 9 ' All Hands Believed Lost in Sinking of Boat Off Portugal LISBON, Jan. 2!) All hands aboard the Dutch steamer Jonge Jacobus today were believed lost in tho storm off the Portuguese coast. The exact number of lives lost was not immediately determined. The Jacobus sank yesterday, but it had been believed the British ship Achilles had rescued the crew. Today Ihe Achilles radioed she had arrived at the scene of tho wreck too late, and that all apparently were lost. Meanwhile tho Brazilian ateam-er, Santos, with 100 passengers aboard, was drifting helplessly in the storm-tossed sea, her life-boals wept"away and her motors useless. She was dangerously near the reef-bound Herlenpas Islands, while tugs were not able to put out to her aid immediately. Spain's Insurgent Troops Caught in Onrush of Water MADRID, Jan 29 Troops besieging Madrid were reported today to be caught between two flooding riv ers which made their positions crit ical. A torrential, three-way rain in the Guadarrama mountain watershed extending northwest of Madrid for 50 miles, sent millions of gallons of water roaring down the Guadarrama and Manzanares rivers and their many tributaries. Both rivers overflowed, trapping insurgent forces between them. Ar tillery and tanks sank in the mud. Water filled rebel trenches to a depth of three feet, forcing evacuation in freezing weather. Whole units, Involving thousands of men,, were reported isolated, It was impossible to get supplie? to some units, reports said, because the rains and floods had turned the ground in their rear into a swamplike morass for many miles. Soldiers were forced to fall back on their emergency "hard" rations carried in their knapsacks. These consisted of hard tack and canned meat. al Motors coercion and intimidation which she said, if true, revealed "outrageous conditions." 2 The senate civil liberties committee sent one of its men out for the same purpose, with the view of calling witnesses and throwing the spotlight of public hearings on the situation. 3 The national labor relations board moved to proceed with its 1936 complaints against the big mo tors combine, reiterating charges of "threats, intimidation, espionage and coercion." 4 Miss Perkins sounded out con gressional leaders on her request for emergency legislation empower ing the labor department to ir.vnsti Kate the cause of strikes and recom- (Coutinued oo Page 3) National Government Takes Steps Twelve American Bombing Planes Reach Honolulu Today After Mass Flight Which Began at San Diego For Ultimate Agreement Between Warring Factions in Labor Strife WASHINGTON. Jan. 29 The, General Motors strike deadlock today formed a flinty focal point for j concerted (federal attack uu labor strife in general. There was no apparent progress! toward peace in the automotive strike itself. General Motors and the striking United Automobile Workers have stuck doggedly to their opposing positions since the peace conferences collapsed. Nevertheless, the government moved in five separate actions w it U the hope of smoothing the way to, and perhaps speeding, ultimate settlement. These actions were: 1 Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins dispatched investigator John Porter to tho strike scene to investigate union chary en of Gener HONOLULU, T. H Jan. 29. First of the squadron of 12 patrol bombers glided to the surface of Pearl Harbor at 3 a. m. (Honolulu time) today, completing the most spectacular nonstop mass flight in the history of the American navy, which began at San Diego yesterday morning. Flying in formation, the squadron circled Pearl harbor at 2:50 a. m. and 10 minutes later the flint seaplane hit the surface of the water and taxied to a float. The others followed as rapidly as the harbor's surface, was cleared. Despite the early hour, thousands of men and womn lined the waterfront to cheer tin) aerial armada as it droned out of '.the black eastern sky into a uiafc of welcoming

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