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Should You Fail to Recelv 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 Mostly cloudy tonight and rs-A ay: somewhat colder Thursday. Volume 25 Number 74 Clinton, Indiana, Wednesday, February 3, 1937 Price Three Cent flood No Check to Appetites! l. I,. IIIJ1.IIJUJJJ.JI.IH! llBWtPll'illHWUlll I HHIIWW ill iiilWUlllMMWIIM'l' MM HllHlli irillin1Wm nfflnWMIH I OhiJYalles Flood Waters Leaving to Pour in Mississippi Murphy Hopes for Early Truce After Parley at Detroit YOUTH DIRECTS AUTHORITIES TO VICTIM'S BODY Farm Boy Leads Police lo Ozark Hiding Place, Points Out Riddled Corpse of J. C. B. Davis LONG GRILLING GETS RESULTS Crisis Near at Cairo as Rapid Rise Indicates Crest is Due at Bad Point f I 4 vv jsmmf i i imn.ii Bt&rmmmFwsit Convincing evldencs that youthful appetites flourished despite ths flood is given by this photo of two young Arkansas boys "who are enjoying their emergency rations with relish at the huge refuges) camp at Memphis where thousands of homeless are being cared for. An Air Director The distinction of being first director of women's traffic of a coast-to-coast airline belongs to charming Miss Helen Stansbury, of United Air Lines. A graduate of Smith and Columbia, she directs all women's traffic and admits she has the most interesting job in the world. ' ANDERSON PLANTS START WORKING AGAIN Workers Called Back to Resume Operations at Guide Lamp, Delco Remy; Factories Closed for Weeks ANDERSON. Ind., Feb. 3 Oper-itlons of the Guide. Lamp mid the Delco Ri!itly pluiltH. subsidiaries of enoral .Motors Corporation, wore resumed today when the majority nf approximately; 12,000 employes were called liaek lo work. I ho Guide Lamp plant, closed since December III hy a sit-down trlke launched hy the United Auto mobile Workers of America, re jpened on a limited scale. The Del rieiny plant, also effected hy the itrike since January 4, called all of ts. 8.1100 employes to work. Ileasons Announced " In announcing reopening of the iuide Lamp planl. F. L. Ilurke. gen-ral manager. Issued (he following ilalement : "The (iuiile Lamp raciory was re-ipened this mornine wllh a limited orce in response to a signed petl-'ion of 2,200 employes who asked to eliil'll to work. Carrying out the corporation's policy of providing iiHI'loyinent for as many as pnssi-'ile. we plan to increase this force gradually as operations require." Workers Called In F. C. Kroeger, general manager of the Delco Ilemy plant notified all employes of the reopening yesterday ind said they would he given as much working time as possible. Conditions were peaceable at the (Continued on Page 2) f 'mini hi mini m iiiiiiifinrfiiififiiiiiiiiii iinnflnn ifliiiiinriii"'M a Committees Named For Fireman's Ball Slated This Month Committees were appointed this week for the thlrty-t bird annual firemen's ball to be held Wednesday February 21. at the Coliseum. Tickets are now on sale and can be pur chased from any member of the Are department. Music for the dance will be furnished by the Wabash Syncopaters. Table reservations must be made and paid for ai the tire house by noon of Keliruaiy 23. and no reservations will lie made at the dance. The following men were named as committee chairmen: Joe Voto, floor manager; Hurry (Cappy) Duulap. chair and table: Everett Holms, pop; Krunk fiieullch, cloak room; Dow Mitchell, ticket; and Tony Keuogllo, orchestra 'rJ3 Pneumonia Fever Proves Fatal to Girl of 9 Months Level ta Uveljn Kelloy, nine moiilh-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Willaid Kelley of 640 Vine Street, died al 0 a. in. loday at the residence wllh pneumonia fever. The baby had been ill for the past nine days. Survivora besides her parents are a three -year-old brother, Melvin Wlllard it ml the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Kelley of North Main Street and Mr. and Mrs. Pearl ( ran nf North Sixth Street. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Friday at the residence. It is not definitely known where burial will be. DANCE BENEFITS FLOOD VICTIMS The dance given by Tony Fenog-llo al Dreamland Hall Sunday night for the relief or flood sufferers net-led a profit of $i!3. Oilier contributions made were: (lamina (lamina Sigma. $10; Anton Hragglarl, 15; A Friend, Mrs. Robert Collier, Mrs. Sarah Miller and family, Mrs. Frank Kanlzer and A Friend, l each: Teressa I. anions, A Friend, Madeline Polo, 50c each; and Mrs. Albert Vurchak, 30c, Lewis, Important G.M.C. Executive Meet to Discuss Long Struggle F.D.R.'S WISHES SWAY KNUDSEN DETROIT. Feb. 3 Acting under Instructions from his close friend. President Roosevelt, Clov, Frank Murphy today said he hoped to have a settlement of the General Motors auto strikes by 3 p. m. His announcement came as a secret parley between the high com mand of General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union was held. Powers Assemble The conferees were ' William S. Knudsen, CMC executive vice presi- dent, and John L. Lewis, chief strategist for the UAiW, just arrived from Washington. Almost an hour later, the confer euce ended with Gov. Murphy an nouncing: "There has been an Interesting. friendly and helpful conference There will be another conference here today. I have no further com tnent." ItooHt'velt's Role The most direct presidential in terveutlon ill the auto strikes thui fur came as iKuudsen headed for th conference, arranged by Gov. Mur phy. Accepting Gov. Murphy's in vltation to attend the conference Knudsen said he was attending "it accordance with the wish of the pre Ident of the United States." At 3 p. m. the time Gov. Mur phy hopes for a new truce author Itles in Flint, according to earlier announcements, were ready to clear General Motors two plants there of sit-down strikers, as ordered by Judge Paul V. Gadola's evacuation injulction. Also ready were several hundred Bit-downers, determined in an announced "death stand" to die if ne ccssary if armed force Is used in ai attempt to carry out court orders. Shipping Magnate Is Reported Free From Nazi Jailers BERLIN, Feb. 3 Arnold Bernstein, Transatlantic Steamship magnate, has been released from jail at Hamburg, so far m could be learned today, but bis case believed to involve suspicion of currency irregularitiesis still under investigation Foreign financial and shipping circles were astounded ai belated news, leaking through a tight censorship, of the arrest of Bernstein and four other officials of the Bernstein lines, and were especially surprised at nature of the charges. Bernstein, they Raid, had been considered in a secure position In (Jermuny. since his lines, although their ships touch at no Gernrin ports, were considered one of the best sources of much-needed foreign exchange for the Reich. The shipping official always cooperated fully with the Nazi Regime in Germany, other shippers said. On the other hand, there was a general feeling that the Nazis are determined to push Bernstein out of control of the lines, the same as they are doing with numerous other Jewjhh firms, replacing "uonary-ans'' with "aryans." Bernstein la president of the Arnold Bernstein and Red Star Steamship Lines. Considerable American capital is invented In both. Bernstein is also Keneraf manager of the Pale- j stein Shipping Company. CLUB READY FOR BIG CELEBRATION Members ot the Half Century Club we ip in a lever of excitement today as Final preparations were made for i lit second anniversary nreeting of the organization to be held tonight at 7:30 in the club rooms in Morgan's basement. Besides the anniversary of the Hub, the birthdays of each of the 361 members will be celebrated. A hugh birthday rake will be served to the members following a program or speaker and short entertainment. i Barge Disaster Toll Reaches 15; 14 Men Are Among Missing N KV MADRID, Mo.. Keb. 3Thc dealh toll among the 100 levee workers thrown Into Icy flood waters near here Saturday night when their barge sank, mounted to 1 r, today, with 14 more men still unaccounted for. Crews continued grappling work ill the floodway today. Ten bodies were recovered yesterday. Col. K. C. Kelton. Chief of the Army Engineers here, said today that some of the 14 men still miss-,lng may have been rescued but, suffering from exposure due to their plunge into the cold flood waters, have been unable to report to head quarters here. The barge sank without warning w hen It struck an underwater snag PADUCAH POLICE IN BATTLE WITH FIRES, LOOTERS Many Arrests Made in Evacuated City; Buildings, Livestock Destroyed in Blazes; Flu in Memphis PADUCAH, Ky., Feb. 3 Fire and looting menaced nearly-deserted 1 'art ii cah today despite constant patrolling by National Guardsmen and Coast Guards. Officers prowling through flood ed streets have arrested 16 persons suspected of looting. Fire destroyed three dwellings,, two coal company yards, and a dairy stable, killing 30 head of cattle. Fire Cause KiiMiecte4l Officers believed that a few hun dred persons who defied evacuation orders were responsible for most of the looting. They may have caused the lire In desperate attempts to keep warm, guardsmen said. Water stood 10 feet deep in principal parts of th eclty, as the Ohio river swelled to a crest and spraddled river-land for five miles on each side of Its normal channel. All but a few hundred of the city's 3 4,000 residents were In refugee camps in Mayfleld, Ky and, oth-r towns In Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The board of health (Continued on Page 2) TWO ACCIDENTS ARE REPORTED Two minor auto accidents wore reported to local police yesterday. James Lawson of South Seventh street reported that be had a col Hslon with Al Guriel of New Goshen at Fifth and Mulberry Btreets. J h men Stratton of St. Bernlce re ported that he had a collision with car bearing an Illinois license plate. Stratton stated that he was driving west on the river bridge, when the other motorist, who had been parked on Kim street, drove Into his path. The cars were only slightly damaged and no one was injured. spite the overwhelming majorities by which the Democrats dominate both houses. Already the top-heavy Democratic majorities are showing signs of split and dissension, of breaking up into blocs. This is true on a number of the most Important issues to come before the 7th Congress Relief Spending. Permanent Neutrality Policy. Labor Legislation, Reorganization, and other matters involving New Deal policies. Party leaders were worried today over the first clear-rut example ot this Democratic division in the Senate. It came on a vote as to whether to cut off funds in the pending uiue-hundred-milllon dollar relief bill for (Continued us Page U WILLOW SPRINGS. Mo., Keb. :i Led by a gangling 20-year-old farm boy. G-men and police early today found the hullet-plerced body of Dr. J. C. I). Duvis. prominent .Missouri physician who was klduupcd for ransom lasl week. The youth, Robert Kenyon, was quickly spirited to the Jail in Willow Springs after be had led the posse to the body. Local officers announced: Arrest Made "This was a one-man job and we have the man in custody." Kenyon was arrested early yester day by federal agents because he had disappeared at about the same time as Dr. Davis. Karl J. Connelly chief Inspector announced that when seized In the home of a farmer near Orlnnett, Mo.. Kenyon was carrying an automatic pistol and a piece of paper with pencil depressions whlcji fitted exactly underneath the words of the ransom note sent to Dr. Da vis' family. Youth Grilled After a twenty-hour Inquisition Connelly said the youth at last agreed to lead them to the body. He took the officers on a rounds bout trip to the foothills of the Ozarks near Olden, about 11 miles south of here. Scrambling through the woods he showed them the body behind a' tangled mat of undergrowth and briar where It might have lain tor years without discov ery. The doctor had boon shot twice In the head and three times near the heart. ' Ills left glove was off and he was still clutching a checkbook in his ungloved hand, the officers said. Trader's Widow Indicted on Two Charges, In Jail SNOW HILL. Md.. Keb. 3 Mrs. Jeanette D. Trader, Indicted on two charges of murdering her husband, Clarence J. Trader. Kastern Shore I'tllitles magnate, today was placed In solitary confinement in the Worcester County jail. All visitors. Including her three Boiis. were barred from the attractive 37-year-old widow. She la held on a charge of first degree murder. Mrs. Trader was indicted on two counts one, that she murdered Clarence Trader, the other, that she shot and killed him with a gun. Free in $500 ball today was Ram fAB) Smith. 63-year-old farmer, father of seven grown children. Smith had been named principal corespondent in a divorce action which Trader started shortly before the night of Jan. 14 when his body was found on the bedroom floor of his estranged wife's home. Smith had been In technical custody of Chief of Police John C. Pe- routka of Snow Hill as a material witnesa. as Judge Gadola ordered. But, wrote the men in a telegram to Gov. Prank Murphy: "We have decided to stay In the plants. We have no illusions about the sacrifices entailed . . . unarmed as we are, the introduction of the militia, the Sheriff's office or the police with murderous weapons will mean a bloodpath of unarmed workers. "... We fully expect that if a violent effort is made to oust us. many of us will be killed and we take this means of making it known to our wives and children and the people of the state and country that if this result follows .from the attempt to eject us. you are the ones to be held responsible for our deaths." MARKHAM SEES SUCCESS ON JOB The Ohio river took a last cruel tling at its lower vallqy today as tho flood crest moved nearer the confluence with the Mississippi. A rapid rise at Cairo today Indicated, engineers said, tho approach, of the crest. Cairo's army of 4,000 patrolled every foot of the levee today, ready to bolster the emergency bulkhead atop tho 60-foot concrete seawall. Engineers predicted the crest will not exceed 60'i feet and Cairo's flood fighters. confident In the strength of their bulkhead, wera certain their long and spectacular fight against the river was won. Ilrfcint Danger "Sand bolls," geysers of muddy water forced under the seawall by the terrific pressure of the flood waters, plague Cairo. Two square blocks in tho northern section ot the city were flooded, a house collapsed, paving sank, and a gas main burst before an emergency crew was able to aply a "poultice" of sandbags around the gushers. Downstream there was mingled joy and sorrow sorrow at New Madrid, Mo. .where the death toll of levee workers mounted to 15, with 14 others still unaccounted for. Crews continued grappling In the floodway today on the site of the sinking of a barge with luo men aboard Saturday night. Ten bodies were recovered yesterday. (JiKxl News f Cheering news was a general downward revision of predlctoa flood stages. ' 1 Army engineers expressed re newed confidence in ttie main levee system, but nevertheless Kepi men pick and shovel army of 120,000 men deployed along the 1,200 miles of dikes from Cairo to New Orleans. (Continued on Page 3) Governor, Other Officials Plan to See Flood Havoc TuniiWAPOI.TH. Ind.. Feb. 3 A party of State and Federal officials, headed by Oov. M. Clifford Townsend, late today was scheduled to begin a 700-mile automobile tour of flood stricken southern Indiana. Members of the party in addition to Townsend include Lieut. Gov. Henry F. Schrlcker, Wayne Coy, State WPA Director; Dr. Verne K. Harvey, Director of the Division of Public Health: Howard Atslilson, Member of the State Highway Commission, and Adjt. Cen. Elmer F. Stiaub. Chief of the Military forces. A report from each of the touring1 executives will be Incorporated Into a single rehabilitation program, to be presented to the legislature next week, according to Townsend. Cities on the Itinerary Inoluda West Baden, headquarters of MaJ. Gen. Robert H. Tyndall, Commander of National Guard forces In the Southern Zone: Evansville; French, Lick: Dule; Lynnvllle: Boonvllle:' Vewburg; Rockport; Tell City: Leavenworth: New Albany: Jeffer-lonville; Chailestown: Madison: Verailies: Aurora and Lawrence-burg. HARDWARE SALE OPENS THURSDAY Tomorrow, Thursday, will mark the opening of the Going-Out-Ot-Business sale of the Raynes-Frazier Hardware Company of this city. Tha advertisement of the event occupies pages 8 and 9 of today's issue of The Daily Cliutonlan. This is not a stock reducing sala but a bona fide closing out. according to the management. Prices havs been slashed and. the sale will continue until the stock is entirely gone. For many years the Raynes-Frazier company has been recognised as one nf Clinton's leading firms, dealing in high quality merchandise. The present sale offers an unusual opportunity for savings. NAZI WARSHIPS ARE SEEN WITH REBEL VESSELS Strong Attack Expected at Port Of Malaga; Planes Drop 3 Bombs Near British Battleship GIBRALTAR. Keb. 3 Heralding, it was believed, a crushing rebel offensive against the Southern Spanish port of Malaga, wllh the guidance of German military and naval experts, two crack German warships today were sighted anchored off Angociras with six inHiirgeni fighting craft. The German vessols later weighed anchor and steamed off eastward, toward Malaga,- . One was identified as the speedy pocket battleship Graf Spee. The. other was either the pocket battleship Admiral Von Kcheer or the cruiser Koeln. Vessels N'ullMl ' The Spanish ships were believed to be the- cruisers Almlraiite Cer-vera. Baleares and Canarias. the gunboats Antonio Canovas del Castillo and Edouanlo Dato, and torpedo boat No. 19. Two columns of rebels under Gen. Queipo de Llano are preslng in on Malaga, chief loyalist seaport in the south, from both directions along the narrow coastline. BRITISH IIOAT KKAWH FIHK LONDON. Feb. 3 Three military bombing plauen believed lo belong to Spanish government forces flew over the hiiiikii naiiennip uoyai Oak near Gibraltar and drroppnd three bombs. It was stated hern to day. The Royal Oak was not hit. Gov ernment forces believe the bombers mistook the Royal Oak for a rebel cruiser. A protest Ib being made lo the loyalist government at Valen cia. TELLERS PLAN HEARING SOON A hearing on protests filed against the re-election of Frank Barnhart as president or District No. 11, United Mine Workers of America, will be conducted soon by official tellers. The protest was filed by Local No. 5584. of Princeton, who alleged "dead" locals were voted In the final tab u lat ion of bal lot s cast in the biennial election of the U. M. W. of A. Louis Austin, president of the Princeton local, at one time was leading by 1,000 votes, but Barn-hart won by &04 votes. COUNCIL TO MEET A council meeting of the Vermillion County Recreation Department will be held at the Recreation office in South Main street today at 7 p. m. All members are requested to attend. CARRIER CONVALESCING Marshall Roatman. a carrier Tor The Daily Clintoniau. is recuperating nicely at the Vermillion County hospital following an ap pendectomy Sunday morning. THE TFMI'KIUTl'KE The riintonian thermometer: in., 24: noon. 36. Sit-Down Strikers at Flint Make Dramatic Announcement They Will Die Rather Than Quit Auto Plants FLINT. Mich.. Feb. 3 The grim sary. to clear the plants at 3 P. M. Congress Completes First Month Without Doing Much Work; Heavy Program of Legislation is Waiting spectacle of aiitn workers dramatic ally traiiHfnruied into "death stand" sit-down strikers confronted author ities of this industrial city today as they prepared to carry out the court's In junction ordering General Motors plants cleared by 3 P. M. Ready fo defy Sheriff Thomas Wolcott and even the "ring of steel" of virtual martial law, the hundreds of sit -downers at Fisher Body No. 1 and 2 were prepared by their own words to die rather than quit the plants they have occupied for more than a month. Sheriff Wolcott read Judge Paul V. Cadola's order to them last night and wan greeted with boos in one planl. I'nder law. the Sheriff has the authority to call for the thousands of State Troopers here if neces- WASHINGTON'. Feb. 3 The new Seventy-Fifth Congress is completing its first month, and if its record of accomplishment duiing this period any indication of Its pace for the future than the country iB In for a protracted session. In the four weeks since it met. Cougress has done this: Extended the life of the RFC, the Government's great lending agency. Extended the President's existing monetary powers. Extended the current. Temporary Neutrality Act. Behind these three relatively loutine accomplishments is massing a tremendous, formidable srray of legislation bo controversial that Congress may well be In session all summer and well into the autumn, de

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