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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEAJHER ;ind warmer to- ,. V,T " cloudy and un- Should Yon Kull to Receive Your DAILY CLINTONIAN by 5:30 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a copy will lo brought lo you at onto. Price Three Cents Clinton, Indiana, Tuesday, February 2, 1937 Volume 25 Number 73 NINE-YEAR-OLD BRIDE, HUSBAND MISSING LINDBERGHS ARE FOUND r-.... m ft gJLL i if i - ' w Charlie Johns' Platonic Wife Hides From 'Foreigners' Drawn to Scene Of Child's Marriage in Mountains Another Lindbergh 'Mystery Hop Ends With Famous Couple Landing Safely After Scaring Authorities .s .si a AIVIVA i no.MK. Feb. 2- Col. and Mrs. IniniAnlA PITIrN Charles A. Lindbergh resumed their HlUlnlln Ul ! ILO flight to Egypt today after spending TROUBLE FEARED AS FLINT WAITS COURT DECISION Virtual Martial Law in Effect in Chevrolet Colony While Judge Ponders Ruling on Eviction Plea FOURTEEN HURT IN RIOT MONDAY FLINT Mich.. Feb. 2. Despite the "steel band" of virtual martial law. the automobile strike was perilously close to open war today as .Indue Paul V. C.adola prepared to hand down a historic decision on tho Ceneral Motors sit-down issue. A chain of machine-guns and 1.200 national guardsmen restored order during the night after new blood-shed in this strike-torn industrial city. But the feeling of union strikers, armed with mahogany clubs and connecting rods, ran high. Plants Closed Tending the outcome of court ae-tinn today Ceneral Motors closed all of its plants here. Workers who reported for work at Chevrolet plant 5 were told by national gnardsmen there would be no work today la any of the CM plants. Martial law has not been actually declared In the affected area, about a mile square in the Chevrolet colony, but its effect is nevertheless the same. Machine guns, capable of spitting 500 bullets a minute, are strategically mounted. No one cati get through the lines of grim-faced troopers without a military pass. Violenre Feared More trouble was feared if and when Judge Oadola grants General Motors' petition asking its plants bo cleared of sit-down strikers. It was generally predicted the eviction injunction will be granted when Judge Gadola announces his decision, expected this afternoon (2 p. m.). (Continued on Page 6) Groundhog Says Cold Weather Is Here Six Weeks CANOE RIDjGE "WEATHER WORKS, GOBBLER'S KNOB, PUNX-SUTAWNEY, Pa Feb. 2. A sit-down strike in the general manufacturing plant of the national weath-erworks ended In time today for the Punxsutawney groundhog to emerge from his hole and predict six weeks of real winter weather. No little ired at taunts of skepticism hurled Iu his direction which prompted the brief sitdown strike, the sage of seers broke out into a grin as below sero temperatures ushered In his predictions. And, he made it clear, no matter if other groundhogs elsewhere didn't see their shadow in the sun, there was enough sun at his hole to cabt a shadow and that's all that matters. "Sissy weather Is over." the groundhog said solemnly. "In the next six weeks, maybe two months, you're going to Bee more real weather than you ever dreamed of. "No more buds peeping through the ground." the 'chuck added. "No more grasshoppers flipping hither and yon. Just plain, cold, bliziard-Iy weather with plenty of skating, skiing and sledding." He wiped bis eyes, sneezed and retreated into his burrow. "Dig out the heavies, boys." was his parting shot at the handful of shivering devotees gathered at his hole. If the groundhog hadn't seen his shadow, It would have meant spring was here. SENATE TO RUSH PASSAGE OF BIG RELIEF MEASURE Democrats Settle Controversies, Prepare for Appropriation to Help Victims of Flood, Farmers ROBINSON SEEKS MORE RA MONEY WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. After couipiomisiiiL' a series of controversies within the ranks of senate democrats, administration leaders today were ready to rush senate passage of the JMt.OOO.OuO first deficit tier appropriation bill. The measure carried $ 7 7 5 . 0l .000 for relier and 30.0ti0.000 for feed-seed loans to farmers. Al! of the relief funds may be used, within President Roosevelt's discretion, for relier of flood sufferers. Two iiuestlons remained to be settled. One Involved a move by mid-western senatols to raise the relief fund total to $1.2u0.tl0tl,0in in order to rare both for flood sufferers and for drought victims of the west. Administration leaders op-Dosed the increase upon the ground lhat rehabilitation of the flood-devastated areas may requite additional legislation, authorizing loans to private citizens or grants to cities to clean up the flood debris. ItA Fund Sought The other Issue involved a 15-000.000 slash in the houc fund for the RA's subsistence homestead di-('onlinued on Inge 'BLACK-TOPPING' HAS OPPOSITION OF LOCAL CLUB Retail Merchant Seek lo Stop Job as Proposed by State Highway Department on Road 63 Strong opposition to the proposed "black-topping" of state highway No. 63 as it Is graded and improved, appeared at the regular meeting of the Clinton Commercial Club last night, members voting solidly to do everything in the power or the organization to prevent the so-called improvement. Potential coal truck traffic over No-. 63 into this city from the north is heavy and has no connection whatever with present traffic counts, members pointed out. t 'onl Trade fvKiglit Past experience has rbown that coal trucks will not use black top when concrete Is available and it ic felt by many local residents that the new road will be a handicap rather than a help to the community, should the present plans of the 4'onlinued on Page B MANSLAUGHTER CASE IN COURT WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 2 Accused of killing 11-months-old Joseph Wilson In the apartment of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson, in Yonkers last October, Alfred Jochum. 44. an ex-convict went on trial here today charged with manslaughter. The Infant had been left iu Joc-hu in s care while the mother went to Sing Sing prison to visit her husband, serving a sentence for burglary. Jit is alleged that Jochum, annoyed by the crying of the baby, threw it into an Iron crib, fracturing its skull and neck. ORDER STRIKES SLOT MACHINES All gambling devices such as slot machines, pin games, and punch boards were ordered removed from within city limits at a meeting of the board of public works aud safety held last evening at the city offices according to Cole Curry, chief of police, who was called to attend the meeting. The board consists of three members. Dr. C. M. Zink. mayor, Mark Lyday. city attorney aud C. E. Wood, councilman. Mayor Zink was not present and Councilman Wood presided. Chief Curry was called and the order given to him to immediately stop all gambling devices. Many machines had disappeared from business houses this afternoon. ARMY HAS RIVER UNDER CONTROL Four Thousand Men Guard Cairo Seawall, Await Flood Water Cret Engineers Look for Wednesday HICKMAN LEVEE IS THREATENED "We expert lo beat Hip river.-' These words of MaJ. Cen. Edward Markhain, chief of army engineers, cheered the lower Mississippi valley today as the flood crest of the Ohio neared Cairo and the confluence with the Mississippi. Willi the Ohio's murky waters slopping over their boots, an army of 4U00 men patrolled the 60-foot seawall protecting Cairo, apprehensively awaited the 60.5 foot crest which engineers predict will arrive tomorrow. Atop the concrete seawall Ib a 3-foot bulkhead. On this 18-inih wide timber frame filled with sacks of earth rests the fate of Sairo. Cairo Abandoned Kxeept for the levee workers. Cairo is evacuated. I'pstream. Pa-ducah has been evacuated except for a handful of men guarding the flood-swept city from looters. The Ohio took a final fling at southern Indiana and Illinois yesterday, and today the flood waters began to recede and the terrific task of rehabilitation began. Below Cairo the evacuation of thousands of lowland dwellers, protected by secondary levees, continued. ShmIIom Wattlied The 200 mile stretch between Cairo and Memphis was considered (Continued on Page 6) Roosevelt Moves To Gain More Aid For Flood Relief WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. Pra dent Roosevelt by proclamation today declared an emergency to exist as a result of the devastating flood in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys The president's action was taken so gifls or food, clothing and medical and other supplies might come In duly free from foreign countries, particularly Canada. He acted under provisions of the tariff act of 1930. After recillng (he great loss of life and properly In the flood area and the "sickness, suffering, and privation among the stricken localities," Hie president quoted the section of the tariff act which gives him emergency powers and said: Hlateiiient "Now. therefore. I. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of Hie 1'niled Wales do by this proclamation declare an emergency to exist, and I do hereby authorize the secretary of the treasury to permit, during Hie continuance of such emergencyf determination of which will be determined by the president and declined by bis proclamation), within such limits and subject to such conditions as he may deem necessary to meet the emergency, the importation free of duty of such food, clothing, and ufdieal. surgical, and other supplies as be may designate and under such regulations as he may prescribe, when Imported for use in such emergency relief work." PETERS FUNERAL HELD ON MONDAY !'A 111. III., F.i. 2..--Fuiiral M-ivh'K for Mr. Luella liters, 47. 1mj Friday al Kankakee. III.. KiTp In Id yiit!! day at '1 ). in. in J'ai it from the Biunie Funeral Home. Burial wan in Kdar reme-tci y, Bert WVtifler of Clint on in a brother. Other Burvivom are the hiiKband. Samuel, two giRter. two brother .HMldfM Mr. Webster, two daughters and five son. CHURCH TO HAVE SPECIAL MEETING A special meeting will be held at the First Baptist church tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock. There will b a program of special music aud l message mill be delivered Offerings of non-perishable food and clothing and money will lie tak-en here for flood sufferers in sou'h-eru Indiana. Everyone is invited. INDIANA STONE QUARRY LABOR FIGHT SETTLED Workers Receive Minimum Raise of Five Cents an Hour; New Bi-Partisan Body Is Formed Monday BEDFORD. Ind., Feb. 2 The labor dispute in Indiana's vast stone quarry district was settled today alter operators and representatives or workers iu six craft unions had negotiated a new 1937 wage contract, establishing a minimum pay Increase of five cents an hour. Settlement of the dispute also elided a one-day "holiday" in the district called early yesterday by operators in anticipation of a sit-down strike. At yesterday's meeting where the new wane contract was agreed upon a new bi-partisan body was formed to promote the industry's welfare. Wage negotiations had been under way since Dec. 10 and the previous contract expired last Saturday. The new contract, to lie pet up Immediately, is similar to a two-year agrei incut signed by operators and union stonecutters, carvers and planermen a year ago. Notice Issued All official statement released today said: "The joint negotiations committees representing the employes of the six unions operating in the Indiana limestone belt (mill workers, quarry workers, diamond sawyers, hoisting engineers, machinists and blacksmiths) and the operators committee, representing the Industry, Continued on Page 6 Second Floor of Dorman Building Gutted by Blaze Damage estimated at three thousand dollars was done by fire to the Dorman building and the grocery store operated by Pete Dorman at Vine and Ninth streets early this morning. The second floor of the building was almost completely destroyed, the rear of the first floor which the grocery store occupies was badly damaged by fire, and the stock in the tront of the building was damaged by water and smoke. The tavern, north of the store in the same building, was only slightly damaged by smoke. The fire is believed to have been caused by an overheated Hove Mi th? store, which started the fir-near the flue. It was first discovered by men who were returning home from work at about 2:55 a. pi. The flames could lie seen from Crmipton Hill, and th call was made when the men reached town The fire was not extinguished until 5 : 30 a. m. Siieedville, Tcnn.. Feb. 2 Nine-year-old Kunice Winstead Johns will be a "wife in name only" to her 22-J year-old husband for some years to come but America's youngest bride has responsibilities nevertheless. And today she hid iu a bay loft in a barn and pleaded with her mountaineer neighbors to "chase away the forei'-'ners,' so she can resume her dulies of housekeeper, ('ncious on Scene Tiie "foreigners" are newspaper reporters .and Hie curious residents of rities and towns for miles around, drawn to this sleepy mountain village by news of the marriage of the cirl not yet adoles'-cnt to a tall, gangling man over twice her age. "Chase them a way and let me get back lo keeping house for Charlie." She doesn't know what all Jhe russ and furore Is about, this little tot who playes with dolls even while entering upon wedded life. She doesn't know, either, the full meaning of marriage and for at least two or three years, perhaps longer, she will be her Charlie's Platonic wife. Relatives made this clear as they Houtrht to restore this eommunlly to the peace it knew before the world learned of Eunice's marriage to her 22-year-old pal since cradle days. Ianib on Spot The mountaineer folk, even though divided among themselves concerning the moral issue involv! in the wedding, aren't afraid lhat the law will separate Ch?rlie and Continued on I'agn 8 More Donations Received to Aid Flood Sufferers Following are additional named contributors to the Ited Cross for the relief of flood sufferers: Spring Valley Coal Company. $U; William Sampson's Cang Project. 9356. County ltoads. $14 25: Foresters of America Circle SS7. J 10: Vermillion county WPA recreation department. 0.25: Ladies Bible Class of the Christian church. Orauge lodge and the Clinton' Commercial club, 15 each: Centenary M. E. Church. J2.51: Mrs. Fred Porter. Ceneslo Service Station, and Clinton Township Home Economics club, each 12; and Baptist Enrici. Rev. H. C. Cha- plu. Julia Cozden. Mr. and Mrs. K B Abner, Squire Harris. John Va-lente, Jr.. Valeria Valente, Jacob Baker, Sr.. each $1. More donations were received from Centenary today. They are: Ortenrio Carosi. William Miethe, Joe Aimone. each $1: Slim Payton. Ira Houston. John Bugni. James Hardman. James Gregson. aud Simon Turchi, each 50c. LEGION MEETS THURSDAY A meeting of the American Legion will be held Thursday night at 8 o'clock at the Legion home In South Third street. All members ar urged to attend. the night at I'isa. Italy. The famed American Hying couple hopped off from I'isa at 3:00 ( a. m- K. S. T.I. I'ISA. Italy, Feb. 2 Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, who were unreported for more than 2 4 hours after taking off on a "second honeymoon" - flight from Lympue airport, England, were located here today. It was learned the famous flying couple arrived here late last night. while aviation authorities in nearly a score of countries were burning up telephone wires Irying to lind them. They plan lo coniiiiue on toward Home at 3 n. in. IS a. in. EST), ac cording lo airport authorities here. Humors Fly Previously the fliers bad been erroneously reported over Florence nroiiie to Home, but the plane, which ld lo Ibis report was found to be another machine when it landed al the Littorio airport iu the Italian capital. Revelation that lb" Lindberghs lauded here ended a hectic night and morning of feverish telephone alls embracing cities, towns and .Wages from the roast of northern France to F.gypl in ucarch of news of the elusive pair. Trash Heien-I! The activity began as a result of erroneous reports, emanating from Talis, that the couple were rumored to have "crashed'' or forced to land on the Hungarian-Jugoslavian fron-( oiiiiuiiitl on Page 6 New Fear Raised With Reports of Steamer Attack MAllHIl). Feb. 2 -A possible new and grave romplicaiiou broke out today in Spain's civil war when the steamer IJelfin was reported attacked by a loieigu submarine between Nerja and 'fornix near Malaga. Advices said the iJelbti, carrying a general cargo. ran aground, whereupon Ihe submrlne fired two torpedoes, damaging the ship's hull. Cargo and crew of the Uelfill were reported saved. Whether the Itelfin was an Italian or Spanish vessel could not be immediately ascertained. Lloyd's register lists a Delfin as an Italian vessel of 5.322 tons operating out of Naples. It also li'ts another vessel of the same natne as registered in Barcelona. An earlier report from Malaga described ihe Delfin as a Spanish vessel This report said the steamer was attacked by two Rebel plaues. forced aground near Nerja aud then torpedoed by an insurgent f submarine. Later reports regarding the incident did not mention the plane attack and staled the submarine was a foreign craft. REHABILITATION Men Resume Jobs at Evans ville; Smaller Towns Forced lo Wail; Jefferson ville Badly Damaged EVANSVILLE, Ind.. Feb. 2 Slowly receding flood waters of the Ohio river today left behind them scenes of devastation along the 250 roiie southern Indiana border. Damage mounted into tiie millions, the actual amount only to h" leterniined after at leaat two mouths of rehabilitation efforts. Engineers mining in with "mop up'' crews said the flood rec-ded so slowly the Ohio will not be ba-lt within Its normal banks for two weeks. Work Itegins Kvansville. largest city along I be southern border, threw Its resniiivK to an early resumption of normal business as I lie lirwt slep tow ard rehabilitation and begun pulling men back to work at llieir regular em-ploymeni. Other cities eastward llp:illCilll were not in position to move so rapidly. National fiiiard. enniiu'ers surveyed .New Albany, a city oT more than 2."). boo. and estimated !os:s anywhere from lo, olio. noil to $lo.-000.000. A WPA survey of th" city showed 3,345 of the (i,C17 brines effected by the flood. Nearby Jeffersonville was even more seriously damaged. Out of (Continued on Tage l) Two Men Receive Sentences After Retrial Is Denied KOl'TIl HF.NI Ind . Feb. 2 He-ber A. liei-son. and Elmer F Harscb. convicted of conspiracy lo misapply funds of Ihe Columbia State Hank. Columbia City, today were under sentence lo serve two years each In federal prison. The men were sentenced iu federal district court late yesterday by Judge Thumas W. Sli'k who previously had denied their motion for a new trial. The defendants arranged to post a.onO bond and filed notice they would appeal their conviction lo ihe United States circuit court of appeals. Judge Sld(k deferred sentencing until Monday of L. X Miller co-defendant who testified for the state in trialB of the others last month. Beesou. former president of the Columbia City bank, and Harsi li and Miller, were accused of con spiring to use funds of the bank to promote a motor invention of Miil-er. Thev were convii l"d at Fort Wayne several weeks ago. W. I. A. MEETING PLANNED MONDAY State board members of the Workers Alliance of America, who are also members of the resolutions committee, will meet Monday. Feb. j . at 10 a. m. in West Terre Haute. I Hubert Dickerson. of Clinton, i among the officials. Preparations are being made for a state convention to be held on Feb. 13 and 14. Local unions preparing to introduce resolutions at the state convention are( to send copies to members of the committee or to the state office, according to word received from William Schwab, state executive board mem ber. la. THE TEMPERATURE By The Clintonian thermometer:' ? a. m.. 14; noon. 24.

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