The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on January 30, 1937 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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Should You FbII to Kecelvs Your DAILY CLINTONIAN by 6:30 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a copy will be brought to you at once. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN .WEATHER Kulu tonight and Sunday, turning to mow Hunday; colder "iduy. Volume 25 Number 71 Clinton, Indiana, Saturday, January 30, 1937 p,Pf wentt CAIRO WORKMEN STRENGTHEN CITY'S FLOOD WALL Mississippi Battle Approaches Climax; Crest Nears Cairo NAZI REICH HAS BIG CELEBRATION ON ANNIVERSARY Industry Halts in Germany While Dictator Speaks for 3 Hours On National Socialism's Fourth Birthday HITLER PRAISES PURE ARYANISM' Hitler Promises to Observe Neutrality Of Holland. Belgium BERLIN. Jsn. 80 -Ciei many has given Belgium and Holland asaur-unre she regards them as Inviolable neulral territory for all time. Chancellor Adolf Hitler declared In his anniversary speei h today. It Is out of the question therefore, he said, to think of a new struggle betweeu Germany and France. "Isolation is the one danger for Germany," he said. f I" - msjmiiii...-fr ... r v FLOOD BY STATES liril 1 - .-.a 54 1 &t Vi A )S - 'I Uorkinen are twi xtrcnKliieuiiig ( niro's flisxl wall Proiective breastworks of Cairo, guaiding the city from waters of the MiBsuslpPi and strengtlieiied by werkiuen as raging flood wxters of Ohio unite with 'hose of Nine-Year-Old Girl Weds; Parents Not Opposed to Match SNKEDVlUAi, Teiin.. Jan. "We're going to build a liouae and ro to housekeeping." Thai was the answer to "what now" today of Flaxen-haired, nine yeur-old Kunicc Wiustead as she stood shyly, in her knee dress with her pretty "baby" doll held cloaely to her breuat, beside her black-haired 20-year-old, six-foot hu-band, i'harlie Johns. The bridegroom's father, Nick Johns, said the first they knew of the marriage was wbeu the young couple calmly walked In the house and announced: "Well, we're married." Mrs, Lrewis Wlnstead, the bride's 3;i-year-old-mother. explained the marriage as follows: "Charlie hus several acres of land, some cattle and other livestock. Eunice had claimed liim for hers ever since we lived here. They were were married before we knew it." Surging Waters Tracing Long, Wide Path of Destruction in Ohio Valley PADUCAH WILL" BE EVACUATED Nature'" tent of man's effort to control the Mississippi river approached a climax today. While an army of more than 100,000 men desperately bolstered ' the billion dollar levee system strerthlng from Cairo to New Orleans, the flood crest of the Ohio river moved slowly throagb Its low er valley towards Cairo and Its influence with the Mississippi. Path of Tragedy Ab the Ohio's crest Inched southward It left In Its wake a bleak toll of dealh and destruction, misery and Buffering and privation, a sordid picture of the catastrophe to be painted In the lower Mississippi valley If the levees crumble under the relentless tide. Under the direction of engineers the huge pick and shovel army worked unceasingly at the dikes in a final effort to prevent the flood from adding to the awful toll already exacted 1. 200, 000 homeless at least 400 dead, and property damage of more than $400,000,000. Two Males In Danger Above Cairo the already flood swept bottom lands of southern III inois and Kentucky were at the mercy of the approaching crest. Authorities began the compleU evacuation of Paducah, Ky., under six feet of water. Approximately 24.000 residents have already been taken from the sorely-stricken city. The estimated 10,000 remaining were without drinking water, light, heat and suffering from an epidemic of influenza. The flood crest, at Addison, Ky.. last night, was expected to strike (Continued on Page 6) St. Bernice Man Dies; Funeral to Be Held Monday Following an Illness of about one year Anson Sylvester Miller, 60, of Bt. Bernice, died today at 1 a. m. at the Vermillion county hospital. Mr. Miller had been a barber by trade in 61. Bernice. where he had spent almost his entire life. His father, Sylvester Miller, was one of the earliest settlers iu that community. "1 Wr He Is survived by the wife. Marie Antoinette; three siHters, Mrs. Lyd-dle Johnson of Kairvicw, Mrs. Bert Ford of near Geneva, and Mrs. Gol-die Oruves of Clinton, and throe brothers, Koss and Roy of Clinton and Brownie of Evansville. The body will be removed from the Karauovich funeral home to the residence of Mrs. Phoebe Hughes. 602 South Fifth street, this afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the home at 8:45 a. m. followed by a requiem mass at Sacred Heart church at 9 a. m. Monday morning. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. j FEDERAL LABOR HEAD FAILS IN THIRD ATTEMPT Sloan Walks out or. Negotiations With Miss Perkins Following; Parleys Indicating Early Success PROMISED CALL IS FINAL HOPE WASHINGTON. Jan. 3u Utterly worn out, Kecretary of Labor Frances Perk i ns today loo k ed at t he wreckage of the third attempt to bring peace iu the Oneral Motors automobile strike and Haw nothing but failure. Her feelings were the more bitter because 24 hours ago she thougM she saw t he bright horizon of success, And early today, she bin med Alfred P. Kloan Jr., president of the big motors coin ty ne. A gre incut M mIp Sloan came down here yesterday and conferred with Miss Perkins for more than two hours. At the conclusion of this conference. Miss Perkins said there was a tentative agreement for Genera! Motors executives to sit down with striking United Automobile Workers and begin peace negotiations sit-down strikers occupying Flint, Mich., plants of tbe Fisher Body company notwithstanding. But while the labor department head was home for dinner, Sloun left Washington for New York. He said he wanted to "check" with other GM officials. Just before 10 p. m.. the General Motors chief tel ephoned the labor department exec-, utive that it was all off. One Hope Left The one bright spot in an admit tedly gloomy situation was a prom ised telephone call from Sloan to Mfcss Perkins before 10 a. m. tins morning. The GM onicial said that "one Idea" of the many he and Miss Perkins explored yesterday held the germ of a real agreement. On this. he advised reporters in New York (Continued on Page 6) ENGLISH VESSEL' REPORTED AFIRE BAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 30. The British freighter Inveibank was re-ported afire 1.800 miles off the Hawaiian islands, according to radio flushes received by the marine de partment of the chamber of com merce here today. Reports stated that a fire was raging in the ship's cocoa cargo. POPE SLOWLY SINKING VATICAN CITY, Jan. 30. Hope Pius speut a painful night and continues to sink slowly, it was stated at the Vaticun today. KKNTl'CK Y : 211 dead. 800,000 homeless. Troops work to rescue between and 7.000 marooned at Paducah. 19 dead there. Kour- llfths of city Inundated. Loulavilli begins "mopping up" uh water starts receding. 192 dead and property dulnusc CHI limited at 1 110.000.0110 f.ov. Chandler siivs no one died In Frankfort Slate penitentiary eva'-u-ition. ARKANSAS: 38 dead. 70.000 ImineleKs. Crest due at Helena behind levee, In ten days. 12 persmis remain ill Mellwood. Ark., where levee threatens to give way Kig Ciiiclntuitl Loss OHIO: 21 dead. 250.000 home-lebs. River re:e;le.l at Cincinnati Cl' i" leaders start cumpuigl fur Its 'rvoir sysiein uga'trit lulure fir-ids ii"':nnali estimate -lots at (25,-(00.000. "Clean-up" squads olKun-aed there, at Portsmouth and Iron-:on. MISSOl'RI: 17 dead, 45,000 homeless. Red Cross removing thousands from lowlands. Transient camp houses refugees at Popular Bluff. INDIANA: 12 dead. 75.000 lomcless. Crest expected today at Ivansville but no further damage xpeeted. National Guard cuts mar-ial law area one-third. WKST VIRGINIA : 11 dead. 70,-(00 homeless. Cairo Awaits Creat ILLINOIS: 11 dead. 50,000 omeless. Ohio bursts across tortliern boundary and joins Mississippi via Cache river, making is-and ot .Cairo, Cairo creat expected Wednesday. City completes pre-j&ratlons for emergency. Danger if water shortage at Harrlsburg. TENNESSEE: 7 dead. 125.000 tomeless. Army leads desperate lattle to prevent levee at Tipton-.'11 le from going out. Earthquake eported at Tiptonville. Memphis nayor asks other cities trf help care for refugees. Mississippi threatens hree counties. Nine refugees irought to Memphis become tempor- trlly Insane. MISSISSIPPI: 4 dead. 8.000 tomeless; evacuation from lowlands ontlnues along western boundary. PENNSYLVANIA : 3 dead. 4.000 tomeless. Pittsburgh and small cites in state of reconditioning. ALABAMA: 2 dead. 2,000 home-ess. Two bodies taken from Tennessee river at Guntersvllle. MEETING HELD AT ROCKVILLE Rev. C. C. Pearce, pastor of the Clinton M. E. church and Rev. Harold llotclikiss. pastor of the Fairvlew M. E. church, and about 75 members of the Epworth league attended an all day institute of the sub-district in Rockville today. daises were to be held from 9:30 a. m. until 3:30 p. m. with Rev. Pearce and Rev. Hotchklss included as teachers. Illooniingdale, Bellinore. Daua. Rockville. Clinton and Fairviow were represented at the meeting. TRK TEMPKKATI'ltK By The Clintoniau thermometer: H a. m., 36 : noon. 44. The judge ignored an official aniiouueemelit two days ago that Serge in Sedov had already been arrested for "attempting to kill by gas" workers in a machine plant tit Krasnoyarsk. Clemency towards Karl Kadek and Gregory Sokolnikov in the present case gave grounds for belief that other old line bolsheviks now facing trial with Trotsky's sou will be saved from the tiring squad. Those now in prison include Nikolai Bukharin. former editor of Ka-dek's paper, the Official Izvestia, Alexis Rykov, former premier; and Budum Mdivani. Georgian politician. Alexander Georgviteh Belado-rodov, who signed the death war-(tontiuued on I'-tge 6) HKKI.IX. Jan. 30 Chancellor Adolf Hitler today formally an- lounced (;ermany' repudiation of he war RUilt clauses of the treaty if Versailles. He also announced his government would take over control of the Jennati railroads and the relchs bank to aid iu freeing the relcn of peace treaty shackles. RKftMN. Jan. 30 Kour years )S. the Nazi reich was reconsecrat ed us a citadel of "pure aryanisiu by Kelrh fuehrer Adolph Hitler to day In a lengthy speech reviewing the trials and achievements of his controversial rule. Any hopes the nazis mltdit contemplate the slightest inoditli atlou of their ceaseless drlvt against Jewish and other "alien" elements iu the nation were, dashed when Hitler said : Hitler's Hieme "This task of preserving a pure race Is more Important than all victorious wars or successful economic battles. "Our revolution in 1933 and the subsequent evolution showed that the supreme and most tedious task of men is the preservation of a race created by flod and bound by ties of blood." ' With the entire nation under strict command to listen to every word of Hitler s speech over the radio quitting business and social pursuits tor three solid hours to permit it the fuehrer addressed himself to his "rubber-stamp" Reichsta assembled In the Kroll opera house. He began by explaining why the nazl revolution was a "bloodless" one. Hitler then launched into his praise of nazi-ism as supreme de-tender of racial purity. Mrs. Ida Dunlap Dies Early Today Following Illness MONTEZl'MA, Jan. 30 Mrs. Ida Dunlap. 69. died at her home at 3 a. m. today following an illness of several months. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. She was born Jan. 3. 1868, the daughter of John and Albertine Arn, and had lived practically her entire life here. She, with her husband. David Dunlap. .who preceded ber in death five years ago, were managers of a hotel here for 50 years prior to Mr. Dunlap's death. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mayme Sutton of South Bend and Mrs. Jennie Montgomery of Montezuma; a sou. John, of Montgomery. Ala.: two brothers, Frank Arn of Montezuma and Sam of Montgomery, and two sisters, Mrs. Klizabeth Cookery of Montgomery and Mrs. Anna Rusch of Montezuma. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed pending word of the sou at Montgomery, although burial will be in Oakland cemetery here. secretary, who was the only woman on the 1920 campaign train In addition to Mm. Roosevelt, also will be present. One face will be missing that of Louis Mcllenry Howe, the president's political mentor, who died last spring. Howe was dying in Naval hospital when the "cuff links gang" assembled a year ago and they and the president made a apodal visit to his bedside. The chief executive attained the age of 55 with no noticeable difference in his appearance over the 12-month period other than another tout h of white at his temples Capt. Ross Mclutire, White House physician, reported him in excellent health. (Continued on Page 6) Ohio rvers, 'Ole Miss. QSMQN BROTHERS TO OPEN MONDAY ON MAIN STREET Established Clinton Firm Moves Into New Location; Formal Opening to Be Held in February risiui.n Brothers, well-known Clinton radio and appliance dealers will open for business In their new location In the Campbell building at 2411 South Main street Monday, Owen and Montelle Osmon, propri otors, aunounced today. Since It was vacated by the Ral ston used furniture store several weeks ago, the room has been com plctely remodeled, redecorated and transformed into one of the most attractive in the city. With the new Capitol theater next door, which will open Its doors tomorrow, It will provide an excellent improvement to the east side of Main street. Improvements Made In every respect the room has been Improved. It is redecorated with white ceiling and ivory side- wails trimmed in blue and yellow New linoleum has been laid through out and a new service department has been built into the rear of the building. Although not yet com-(Continucd on J'Mge ti) 'Frank Wright of Universal Dies at County Hospital Death came to runcia I Frank ) Marion Wright, ti9, of Universal, at 2: lilt p. in. Friday at the Vermillion County hospital, where he had been a patient for the past wuek. Mr. Wright's death was caused from a stroke he recently suffered. lie was the son of the late Levi Wright of Universal, who died in 11132, and bad lived his entire life in and around Universal. Prior to being employed on tin W. F. A. for the past year, he formerly worked at the Miami No. 4 mine at Univer sal. Kurvivurs are hit; wife. Kdith ; daughter. Mrs. Claude Campbell of LlhertyvilU-; two sons, Vernon mid Don. both of Universal; four grand children; a sister. Mrs. Ada (Jleoner of Martinsville, and two brothers. Milton Wright of Clinton, H. R- 2. and William J. Wright of West Terre Haute. Funeral services will be held at the Frist funeral home on ii lack man street at 1:30 p. m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Kdgar Cemetery at Paris. III., with the Masonic Lodge of New Gobheu in charge of the ser vires at the grave. BIRTHS, DEATHS INCREASE HERE An increase In both birth and death rates in Clinton was Indicated last year over the year 1935, according to Paul B. Casebeer, M. U.. elty health )fficer. Records show that iu 1936 there were 171 deaths and 151 births and in 1935 there were Hi deaths and 124 births. STATE CONGRESS PAUSES IN WORK IN FLOOD CRISIS Townsend. Many Legislators Will Study Indiana Situation at First Hand; Numerous Suggestions Made INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 30. The general assembly started Its recess until Feb. 8 today, leaving Gov. M. Clifford Townsend without legislative problems to divert his attention from the flood crisis. Townsend himself will either fly or drive to the stricken region along the Ohio river next week and may deliver a message to the legislature when It reconvenes, summarizing his observations. The address he scheduled for yesterday was called off In the press of other business. HoIoii'n IjcmI Hand Many legislators, heeding Town-send 's suggestion in a democratic caucus which agreed on the recess, went to the flood district to aid In rehabilitation work and obtain firsthand Information on problems which may come before the assembly such as financing, relief, renovation of puiilic buildings and kindred matters, y (t 'ontillued on Page M) Thieves Enter 4 Buildings Under Cover of Night Kohr buildings were broken into sometfune last night, by what mlxr believe to be youthful bandils. but only a little loot was carried off. Junior and senior high school, the gymnasium and the W. J. Lit lie barber shop are the buildings that were entered. The thieves gained entrance to the junior high building by prying open the door, and damage to the door to Him priiKipalV. office indicated that lhfy 'had 'tried to break tthe door. They escaped with $2.50 which was taken from the ladies rest room. A window of Hie senior high school was prii-d oi"'u. bill ho fnr school autimr it it'H lind thai nothing has been taken. The eulprits made tli'-ir way Into the gymnasium by culling a canvass thai was being lined on the door temporarily. Mars were need to enter the clatsfi room, and several lock-era were broken. A pair of eleclrii- Upper. and two razors were stolen from the barber shop. The lock on the back door was pried loose. RALPH ADAMS IS NAMED FOR POST ' NEWPORT. Jan. 30. Ralph Adams will assume his new duties as postmaster of Newport early in February, it was revealed today. Almost a life-long resident of this city, Ada in s was appointed this week to succeed Guy Newlin, who has been act ing post master since February of last year. The new government official is a married man with three children. Both parents said they would not interfere, and County Court Clerk. Louis Rhea, said he saw no reason to act. More Donations Made to Agency Helping in Flood Following are uilditlonul contributors to the Ited Cross for the relief of flood sufferers: A Wasser-man, $10. Mr. Wasserman was among the first contributors, bill through an error his name was omitted. Project No. 9177 of Newport. $17. .5(1; Fairviow Community club. Autonitil Restaurant, A Friend, K. C. Reed. Painters and Decorators local 2M7. each, $0: Charles Massa, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doughty, Mr. mid Mrs. W. M. W-ble. each $2: Uooin 7 of Central School. $1.31: Mrs. Kay Weinberger. Mose Keeling. diaries Collier, Charles I'ayton, Cal Smith. Krnesto (ientiuo, Charles Thomas, Clay Haumgartner. Mr. and Mrs. Swardi. Charles Skelley. Miss Vera Croves, Itose Miller and Hill Crest Mission ary Society, each $1; and Mrs. Simpson, fiOc. Anyone from Centenary who bar; money to donate may give it to John (iauihaiaul, whu lias been authorized by T. V. McOonaRt to collect the money. Following is a list of Centenary donations lo date: John Cambaianl, $.1: Cecil Turchi. $2; Kolx-rt Stone. W illiam Knives. Dave. (mtiliyef Mi Page ti) REICH OUTLAWS FAMOUS AWARD BKKIJN, Jau. 30 In reprisal igainst granting of the Nobel peace prize to Carl von Ossletiky just after he was released from a nazl concentration camp, the government officially announced today that no Germans henceforth would be allowed to accept the peace award. Instead, three special German prizes were created. National prizes of 100.0UO marks ($40,0011) each will be granted each year to three Germans for distinguished work in arts and sciences, replacing the Nobel peace prize. President's 'Cuff Links Gang' to Eat Dinner at White House While Country Dances at Charity Balls Russian Government Not to Close Attack on Enemies With Penalties Of Death for Thirteen Sentenced WASHINGTON. Jan. 30. While the nation danced at over 6.0Ht charity balls, a reunion of the old "cuff links nans' at a White House dinner toniKht will feature President Hoosevelt's observance of hie 55th birthday. Each of the mn In this "gan' wear cuff links presented by the president as mementoes of the fact that they were associated with him fn 1920 when be campaigned unsuccessfully as vice presidential nominee. Stephen T. P-arly and Marvin H. Mclntyre. two of the group, are now his secretaries. The other three are Kirk Simpson. Washington newspaper man. and Tom Lynch and Stanley Prenosil. of New York. Miss Marguerite lhand. his prsoua! MOSCOW, Jan. 30. Set-ret polk-p sped plans today for a third big how trUl that will "purge the. country of the latit TrotskyiatB," as Russia's uiilJioiiB, whipped up by the ofticlal press to expect death for all 17 defendants in the latest trial, learned with amasement and even anger that four escaped with prison sentences. The last words of the jude as he sentenced 13 to die early this morning started the machinery in motion for the next trial: "The people's enemy. Leon Trotsky, and his on, Sergei Sedov." intoned the court "are, in the event of their being discovered in Soviet territory, subject to Immediate arrest and trial by the military collegium ; of the supreme court." t

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