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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN WEATHER Colder fair-k tonight; Friday generally if Volume 25 Number 75 Clinton, Indiana, Thursday, February 1937 Price Three Cent Should You Fall to Reralv Your DAILY CLINTONIAN by 6:30 P. M. Phone 41 or 117 and a copy will be brought to you at once. rtr KIDNAP VICTIM CONGRESS PLANS WIDE SURVEY OF Bin REBEL ARMY OPENS PUSH FOR IMPORTANT PORT Mississippi System Of Levees Holds as Crest Passes Cairo Principals Seek to Make Peace Before More Flint Rioting LONG IN SERVICE f MM Knudsen, Lewis Working to End Strike, Not To Negotiate to Make Truce SETTLEMENT IS EXPECTED TODAY DETROIT, Feb. 4 John L. Lewis, CIO chief, and William S. Knudsen, General Motors Tice-president, sought a final settlement of the auto strikes In their peace parleys here today in time to prevent new rioting among milling crowds at Flint. After two conferences yesterday, held after Gov. Frank Murphy said they were "in accordance with tha wish of the President," Lewis and Knudsen, it was learned on the highest authority, decided to Beek a final settlement now rather than a truce. m Terms Dlscusse! Terms, which were being discus. sed as the conference was renewed today, called for recognition by GM of the l ulled Auto Workers Union the Bole collective bargaining agency for plants where strikes are; in progress. It was understood. Ia UNEMPLOYMENT Legislators No Longer Think of Jobless Relief as Drastic Emergency Measure, Seek Economy HATCH, MURRAY PREPARING BILL WASHINGTON', Fell. 4 After treating jobless relief as an emer-"cney problem for the last four years. couki'css today was preparing to order a national survey of the causes of unemployment and meth ods of relieving it in order to adopt a permanent congressional policy This development came after the senate devoted a wliole afternoon to debating the handling of unemploy ment relief, now costing in excess of three billion dollars annually with no end in sight, despite improved economic conditions and steadily rising lists of employed. Congrcs' sional leaders were shocked by warnings there is little hope of keeping the relief costs ir the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. down to the 1.500. ons.UDO recommended by President Roosevelt. The move to And out something about the unemployment problem was made by senators Hatch ID.) of New .Mexico, and Murray (D.) of Montana, who announced they would introduce a joint resolution for the creation of u national commission to sluily the situation and report to congress. "We want a romvrehenslve study mid survey of the problem and all its causes, factors and phases.' sain Hatch. "Congress is charged with the duty of determining its own relief policy and now we have no information on which to base an intelligent derision. We have dealt with relief as an emergency problem hul (he emergency hai passed and II looks now like congress must en act a long range program ana consequently we ought to have the In formation necessary to form a definite policy." . . The Hatcli-Murray move had tre mendous support from both demo crats and republicans. Former Rosedale Youth Dies With Pneumonia Fever Humid Lewis Brown. 22. of Attica, formerly a resident of Rose-dale, died at his home at 9 a. in. Wednesday from pneumonia fever. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown of Rosedale. Mr. Brown was a well-known resident of Rosedale having graduated from the high school and played on 1 lie schools athletic teams. Prior to li is d'-aih he was employed at the Meet mills In Attica. He is survired by his wife. Virginia Cook Brown, bis parents. Mr. and Mis Hrown. grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Seward Lewis of Walnut Street, and Marian Brown of Elm Street, all of Clinton, and a sister. Ml km cella Brown of Ami Harbor. Michigan. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist Church at Rosedale. Burial will be Friday at 2 Rosedale. Burial will be in the Rosedale Cemetery. TUB TKMI'KKATl'ltE By The CUntonlan thermometer: a. m . 20; noon. 22. other plants. GM would bargain with the union on the basis of strength of union membership. The union on the other hand. It was reported, has agreed there will bo no "check off" system, and the agreement will not cover GM subsidiaries such as Frig- Idalre Corporation, Uclco Light and lumbering interests. IVhcc Predicted Reports were current that tbo settlement would be reached before nlghtiall, barring any unexpected obstacle. The meetings betwee. . Lewis and Knudsen. were being hek In the ofrices or " Judge George 'nnl inure) on Pair" l FOUND SLAIN The bullet-pierced body of Dr. J. C. B .Davis (above) , 65. prominent country doctor of Willow Sprints. Mo., kidnaped a week ago for $5,000 ransom, was found in an Ozark thicket by officers early February 3 and a Department of Justice agent said a 20-year-old youth had confessed the slaying. THREE CONFESS MILLER DEATH; WAIT SENTENCE Former Convicts Face Electric Chair, Life Imprisonment After Guilty Plea in Circuit Court BROOKVILLE, Intl., Keh. 4 Three former convict today fared death in the electric chair or life imprisonment After pleading guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to the "head and hands" slaying of Harry A. Miller, retired Cincinnati, O.. fire captain. - Judge Roscoe C. O'Btynp net Feb 15 as date for sentencing William A. K u him an upon his request For a separate hearing. Sentencing of John J. Pohofckv and Frank Core Williams was set for Feb, 22 Heber L. Hicks, dapper leader of the group and convicted last Iter, l' j of plotting Miller's death H under sentence to be electrocuted Apill 19. During the trial the former bauf feur-handyman revealed he p).nin") to share in the retired fire captain' modest fortune through bis friend-ship with M'ss Flora Miller. Mister (Continue on Page ) St. Bernice Post Does Part in Big Drive for Relief Over J 30 in cash and approximately forty boxes of clothing anil food was sent to lndiana!oli for the flood refugees by the St. Bernice Osborne Post So. 108 of the American Legion, according to Homer McCown. publicity officer. Headquarters were established at the office of Dr. S. I. Green, and the LeK-ion was aided by the auxiliary. Additional donations to the Ited Cross in Clinton since yesterday are: Paul Brunkk Gang. Project S356. $16.50; Jacksonville School. $17: Men's Bible class of the M. K. Church. 118: Firemen's Auxiliary. !5; Minnie Giovanini. 13: John and Anna Valente, $2: Albert Wolfe and Baptist Enrietto, !1 each. SWEEPER TAKEN FROM THEATRE A n vacuum sweeper was reported to juilice as stolen from the lobby of the Capitol theater some time Tuesday night. Men were at work inside the theater; and so the front door had remained unlocked, but the exact time of the robbery was not known. COLLISION REPORTED One auto accident was reported to lfK-al police yesterday. Bernard Murdock of Blackmail street and Wren Wright of R. R. 3 figured in a collision at Fifth and Mulberry streets Wednesday. Both men were driving west on Kim street when Wright, according to police reports, ran into the rear of the car driven by Murdock. Murdoch's car was slightly damaged. I; ' ' ' Charles O. Farnsworth was honor-od with a medal this week for lone anil distinguished service when hi completed his twenty-fifth year as an employe of a telephone company. His career began as a lineman for the Parke county Telephone company in Rockville in 1 f 1 f . Karnsworth has lived in Clinton for almost seven years: he i now employed as wire chief for the local Indiana Bell. KENYON BLAMES 'NIGHTHAWK' FOR DEATH OF DAVIS Youth Held for Doctor's Murder Declares He Was Forced to Write Ransom Note Under Threat KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Kcb. 4 .Safe in the Jackson county jail here from the irate Ozark hills folk who threatened to lynch him for the kid-nap-slayiiiR of Dr. J. C. H. Davis of Willow Sprint's. 20-year-old Robert Ivenyon talked in apparent bewilderment today, of the "N'iphthawk" who forced liim to write a ransom note. The slisht, nial-nourished youth told his amaziiiK lale of the "nieht- hawk" wihd forced him to write the ransom note on threat of revealing Kenyon stole an automobile two mouths ago. Siifcrcrt's Story Wearing overalls sizes too large and big overshoes that made it dif ficult for him to walk. Kenyon sat huddled with a red and yellow blanket around him as he insisted he bad never seen Dr. Davis, that it was the "nighthawk who fired six shots into the physician's body and left It lying under brush in a thicket 1 I miles south of Willow Sprlncs. The dark-eyed youth was grateful (I'oiitiniKfl on Pa; 6) THREE PLEDGED AT ROSE POLY Three Clinton youths have been pledged to fraternities at Rose Poly in Ten e Haute. John Kowinski. who graduated from Clinton High school with the class of 'lit;, was pledged to the Theta Kappa Nu fraternity: Ale Peters, who graduated in '35, also to Theta Kappa Nu: and Max Mitchell, who graduated in '34. Sigma Nu. Insurgents Predict Malaga's Fall Ai Major Offensive Starts Today; Six Warship Join Struggle ' ARTILLERY DUEL SHAKES MADRID MADRID. I-Vh. 1 An intr inr artillery duel between reli'-'n urn loyalist forces rocked the enlirr Mudrid front today. Posit ion of t Iip opposing armies remained um-li tinged. Mi'.HAl.TAK. Fell. i -Twenty thousand rebel troops today battled forward amid the ro;ir of artillery and naval fire and yi-riid bombing towards Malaga -uiiinini; the "bis push" that will, the insurgents predicted, result in fall of that chief seaport of southern Spain by the end of the week. In the first surge of the conflict, the rebels captured the village of Ojen, live miles north of Marbella. according to the rebel radio at Seville. Kvery available motor bus. truck, and automobile In rebel southwestern Spain was com-mandered at dawn to rush nil possible reinforcements In the army of Gen. Qucipo de I.lano. Disease Strikes Although the population of I.a Unea. on the Gibraltar frontier. Is stricken with hundreds of eases of grippe, it was understood a single doctor remains there. Six warships of the insurgent fleet had preceded them to hurl shells into loyalist lines. The battle, one of the biggest of the civil war. is being staged in the breath-taking beauty of an operatic setting. The theatre of war is a narrow strip along the blue Mediterranean. Behind rise the majestic Santa Bermeia mountains, peaks of the range white with snow. Gen. Continued on Page 8 Employe of Local Company Honored For Long Service Charles O- Farnsworth of 4L'9 South Seventh street, wire chief for the Indiana Bell Telephone Compa ny here, celebrated the 25th anniversary of his entrance into tele-phoue work on Mondav. February 1. Mr. Farnsworth received a medal at that time. Mr. Farnsworth began his telephone career as a linesman for the former Parke County Telephone Company at Rockvilie in 1910. In 1914 he became wire chief there and continued manager In that capacity until April, 1929. when he was appointed manager for the New Home Telephone Company at Jason-ville. In July. 1929. the Indiana Bell took over the property of the New Home Company and Mr. Farnsworth was transferred to Linton as a combination man. He remained there until April 27. 1930. At that time he was transferred to Clinton and has made his home here since then. LEGION MEETS TONIGHT A meeting which will be beneficial to all Legion members will be held at the Legion Home in South Third street tonight. All members are requested to attend. derwent suffering and poverty, is on a three-day eye-witness infection tour of the flooded areas. He conferred with Major General Kobert H. Tyndall in command of the Indiana Guard In the flood zone today and digested reports brought to this pulsating military center by field radio. Terming the flood the greatest, peacetime disaster that has swept Indiana, the governor asked his relief chieftains who are accompanying him on the trip to speed up their fforts for recovery. The Works Progress Administration has taken into consideration the magnitude of the disaster and is exercising a liberal policy in aiding. Charles A.Wilson, first assistant Continued on Page 6 f Engineers Predict Safe Future for Section Evacuated by Thousands WATER YIELDS 5 MORE BODIES The flood nest or the Ohio river poured Into the Mississippi below C'nlro today, putting the billion dollar lrvee Bstem stretching from Cniro to New Oilenns to the cructiil test. As the great volume of water rushed past Cairo's stout walls, army engineers reported levees all along the 1200 miles front holding, and confidently predicted the flood waters will be safely carried to the gulf barring heavy rains in tributary valleys. All along the flood front the menace seemed to be lessening. The Mississippi continued rising throughout the lower valley, but the rise was not as rapid or as great as engineers had predicted it would be when the crest of the Ohio came roaring out of its flood-stricken valley. At Memphis the river has risen hut four-tenths of a foot In J4 hours, at Hickman. Ky.. the Bie river has not budged from the 51.38 level for 24 hours, and at New Madrid. Mo., the gauge was stationary all day yesterday. The greatest danger. warned Lieut. Col. Eugene S. Reybould. head of the district engineers at Memphis, now is from sand boils and seepage. Levees at danger points have all been bolstered, he reported. A barge load of stone has been shipped to Continued on Page 0 Government Joins Commercial Lines In Safety Parley WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 Aroused by the recent series of fatal air disasters, commercial aviation joined with the government today to chart a course toward safety in the sky. Following the holiday crashes that took the lives of more than two dozen persons, spokesmen for 26 airlines gathered at conference tables with representatives of army. navy. marine and coast guard aviation in discussions with civil authorities and congressional leaders. Kvery group associated with aviation was summoned to attend. The men who guide passenger aircraft through the sky lanes will be represented by the Air Line Pilots Association. Officials of the post office department, federal communications commission and weather bureau also will join the conferees. Secretary of Commerce Roper Miid the government will maintain ' an open mind" for all suggestions. A number of the air lines are ready to submit extensive techno-' logical ret ommeudations for the government to Incorporate in its existing air navigation aids. v Assiptunt Secretary of Commerce J. Munroe Johnson, sponsor of the conference. Is expected to propose licensing of individuals who supervise air passenger flights to assure their fitness. CONTEST PRIZE IS ON DISPLAY Now on display at Wedlock s jewelry More is a 90 -piece set of silverware awarded to Miss Lorraine Walker. 557 Blackmail street, by the sponsors of the "Musical Camera" radio program. Miss Walker was awarded the prize for the best program suggestion of the week, and ou Sunday. January 24. when she was au-nounred the winner, her program wan broadcast over the NBC network. JESTERS MEET TONIGHT A special meeting of particular importance will be held tonight by the Mystery Jester, according to Andy Trifacial, secretary. All members are urged to attend the session, which will bgin at 7 P m. I TAKES BACK SEAT Since, in the cabinet member's own words, he "ran out" on Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins during a conference In Washington last week. Alfred P. Sloan. General Motors president, has been content to remain in the background during his company's fight with the striking members of the Automobile Workers of America. William S. Knudsen, executive vice-president. Is alining the CM guns during the current parleys. GM COUNSEL TO SEEK ARREST OF FLINT STRIKERS BrowneF! Says He Will Obtain Court Order for Sheriff To Use in Evicting Sit-Downers FLINT. Mich . Feb. 4 Roy Brownell, General Motors counsel. aid he was going into court today to ask for the arrest of I'nited Auto Workers Union leaders and the sit-down strikers who have defied Judge Paul V. (Jadula's evacuation injunction. "The sheriff said he would clear the plants if he got the order,'' Brownell told International News Service. "Now we're going to give him a chance to do it." ret 11 ion Granted Gov. Frank Murphy blocked the eviction of the sit-downers yesterday at 3 p. m.. as ordered by the court. He told Sheriff Thomas Wolcott not to attempt eviction while the peace conferences between GMC and the UAW were in progress. In defiance, the sit-downers said they were ready to die if armed force was used in an effort to oust them. WORK BKGIVS ANDERSON. Ind.. Feb.. 4 Opera tions at the Del co Rtmy and Guide j Lamp plants. Geueral Motors sub- i sidiariey, continued today despite in- j auguration of a revolving- picket j demonstration by 2'mi members of I the United Automobile Workers of i America. Continued on Page 0 hood and home duti's in emulatior of Christ b mother. A committee of more than .'''" priests distributed the communion. Sectional metiugti of th pilgrim mere held today. Toineht at o'clock was to occur the first international assembly centprtng on the theme "The Holy Eucharist is a sacrifice." Speakers at th assf mbly were Rishop Ce&ar Guerrero of Lincayen the Philippines and Joseph Scott. Ij09 Angeles layman. The men's night cpueral communion mass was to be cH bra ted tonight beginning at midna-ht by Archbishop John J. Mitty. of Sau Francisco with Archbishop Mi hael J O. Dohrty. of Manila, primate of Continued on Page 0 IF s$a5f3w f' j Tribute Is Paid Charter Members In Large Meeting Tribute was paid to fourteen of the eichteen original members of the Half Centtir? club at the second anniversary meeting of the organization In the club room In Morgan's basement last evening. Approximately 275 members were present, and people from Newport. Dana. Blan-ford, Llberiyville and Terre Haute as well as Clinton attended th gathering. The occasion also celebrated the birthdays of each member. Attorney Frank Miller of Terre Haute who spoke on "Kquality." one of the principles of the club, praised T. L. McDonald, wage, for founding the institution and said that It was oup of the greatest that Clinton ha ever had and that It bad created friendship and good will among the members and the entire community. Mr. McDonald gae a short history of the organization, and the fourteen original members were called upon to rise, and an ovation wan given them by the others present. F. K. (Curlier, Russell. Ralph Shuttuck and William McMillan wura on the entertainment program. The three-foot ftqtiare blrtbda cake stood on a table In front of th (age's rostrum. In two corners Of the table were mall Amfrlran flag and in opp-jsite corners ire two large candles, on- for ea h year the club has be- n o r g a n I k d . f Following the program a dinner was sei v-d. LOCAL WOMAN'S FATHER IS DEAD -Mrs. Robert Reynolds of South Tf:iith street received word Wednesday of the d4ith of her father. Ieon-ard Kennedy, 75. of Lankshire, Kngland. Mr. Kennedy died at a hospital there from heart trouble on January 23. Burial was in tha Protestant churchyard there. On November 26. 1936. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy celebrated their gold-ii weddine anniversary. other survivors are four daughters. Mrs Edith Hunter. Mrs. William Anss. Mrs. George Peet and Mrs Richard Hartley, and four sons. Tom. Charles. 'W ilford and Leonard, all of England. Eleveu gmndchil- jdreu also survive him. Communion Received by Thousands Of Women Today in Philippines at Congress; Communism Is Attacked Governor Townsend Pledges Help For 27,000 Homeless in Indiana As Result of Ohio River Rampage M A N I LA . I. I. Fe b. 4 f h e srt-att single congregation of women in Philippine history, about 1 ftO.uoo, received coram union today in Luneta park beside Manila Bay. It was one of the impress) we features of the thirty-third International Eucharfgtic Congress, which has brought thousands of devout Catholics here from all parts of the world. His grare. the most Rev. Gabriel M Reyes, archbishop of Cehu. attacked rommunism during his sermon. "Communism. he said, "is the destroyer of homes and the Russian government's anti-religious policies must be com balled by faith in the F-ucharist." The vast assemblage of women was urged to prepare for mother FRENCH LICK. Ind. Feb. 4 The Forry plight 'of . aproiimately t wetity-seveu thousand flood refugees Mill barred from their homes by the receding Ohio river in Indiana mil! remain number one consideration until every possible aid of both State and Federal governments is brought to their relief. Governor M. Clifford Townsend said as he prepared to enter the flood zont. here today. Asuranres have come from Washington that the federal government will be liberal in its efforts to alleviate the victims of the catastrophe and the Indiana state legislature is in a receptive mood to do what it can to assist. Governor Townsend said. The governor, who as a boy un

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