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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - March 8, 1950, Mansfield, Ohio WEATHER Much colder snow ries tonight colder Thursday f STS 10 OHIO MANSFIELD VOL 66 NO 2 TELEPHONE MANSFIELD OHIO WEDNESDAY MARCH 8 1900 United International News PRICE FIVE CENTS PLANE DIVES INTO HOUSE Yeggs Surprised at Work on Safe Two Flee Downtown Office Fail To Gel Lool At Agency An attempted ing at the R E Moorhead and Son Inc office 37 Park Avenue West was thwarted shortly before 8 p m when two officials of the auto agency surprised two yeggs at work The safe reportedly contained between and jn cash and chocks Entrance to the sale was riot gained The thugs arc believed to have fled in a car which was parked at the rear of the head showrooms on West er place An unidentified resident of the vicinity told police he saw two men leave the building by the west fire escape as John H Moorhead agency salesman arid Albert Merkle Moorhead agency business ager opened the garage doors Merkle said he and were unaware of other occupants in the building when they en- tered by the front door He said the attempt was discovered when he noticed broken out of his office enclosed inside the showrooms Tools used by the yeggs in the attempt were found scattered on the floor by the safe Evidence that the thieves left in a hurry was a loag screwdriver left wedged in the lock Merkle said the combination had been ed off the safe Two crowbars and a wedge were found in the office Police said both entrance and exit had been made by side fire escape and through a window leading into the body shop and down a ramp into the main building Cast imprints of the tire marks believed left by the getaway car were taken by police The unidentified spectator who saw the men leaving the building by way of the fire escape said both appeared about 30 years old One was described as 6 feet tall weighing 180 pounds dark complexion and wearing a short camel's hair coat The other was described as five feet 10 inches tall weighing 150 pounds having dark com- and wearing cither a brown or grey suit Also under police investigation today was an attempted ing and entering at die vania Rubber Co 110 North Mulberry St Police on routine patrol at a m today found a window broken out at the rear of the building Officers said en- trance was prevented by a curely fastened down window Court Upholds City Tax The state supreme court today upheld the right of Ohio cities to levy and collect city income taxes The high court nothing decision upheld the one per cent city income tax levied by Toledo but outlawed the ton tax because of a technicality Income taxes also arc levied by the cities of Spri n g f i e I d Portsmouth and Warren and are under consideration by other cities nati The court's decision basically was that the state has not pre- the field of income ation and that the state ture has not specifically limited the power of cities to collect the tax DAYTON LEVY SCRAPPED The court held that the Toledo income tax ordinance is valid but ruled against the Dayton levy because the Dayton city charter prevents the city com- mission from levying a tax out- side limitations without a vote of the electors The court held therefore that the Dayton ordinance is invalid because of the failure to submit it to a referendum vote In the Toledo case which probably will become the law in all other come tax cases the court held that under constitutional home rule powers cities have the power to levy and collect in- come The court held also that since the city of Toledo provides for non-residents a place to work protected by the municipal the city legally can col- lect the tax from a non-resident who is employed and receives bis pay in the city of Toledo Wind Whips Area City Reds Lose Arms Fight PARIS UP The al assembly Jng communist deputies 393 to 186 approved today a law viding prison terms in chains for communist agitators fermenting port strikes against American arms shipments Communist deputies started last fist fight on the floor nf the national assembly at 4 a m today in an effort to de- lay approval of the A powerful force of 230 security were called in and stopped the brawl in 10 minutes The new law was bitterly op posed by the communists be- cause I broadened Die ment's lo break com- munist strikes and sabotage against U S arms shipments expected to start arriving in French ports this month Under Ibe old law the death penalty could be applied Alleged Red WASHINGTON INS Sen McCarthy B Wis today Dorothy ber of a commission to the United Nations as the first of his list of altered elers or communists in the State A roaring March blizzard lefl a widespread trail of damage across the middle west today and buffeted the Mansfield area with strong winds Weather forecasters said a cold wave is following the zard and will drop the mercury to about 15 degrees tonight in this section of Ohio Mansfield's temperatures ed upward to a balmy 57 degrees yesterday but the mercury was dropping rapidly this morning The Mansfield airport reported a reading of 45 at a m and 35 at noon Much colder weather with snow flurries was the fore- cast for tonight and tomorrow But the weather on Ohio's agenda today was mild ed with the blizzards and gales that lashed areas in the midwest The Dakotas Minnesota and braska reported winds up to 100 miles an hour while blizzards and dust storms hit Kansas Texas Colorado and New ico reported huge dust clouds as strong winds fanned prairie fires in Texas Kansas and Nebraska All highways in the stale were closed when storm brought six inches of snow lo Nebraska Scores of motorists were isolated on roads Northern Pacific railroad senger trains were hailed Jamestown N when the main Jine tracks were blocked by splintered telegraph poles French Draft Public Labor PARIS ai Premier George dered draft of 100.000 public utility workers today to avert a nationwide gas and threatening on the crest of France's worst strike wave in three years Workers in the nationalized power plants had been scheduled to walk out at midnight Bolh communist and non communist unions voted the strike to back up demands for wage increases The civilian draft order lo be served upon workers by policemen makes those who refuse to lo loss of their jobs fines and from six days to five years in jail Flames Hit City Plant Meat Lost In Kearns Blaze Fire destroyed more than 000 worth of sausage and paper cartons shortly after 5 p m at the Kearns Packing Co 228 Wayne St Believed to have originated in an overheated curing room on the first floor of the building flames broke through holes in the cement ceiling a storage room for paper containers Edward W Kearns dent of the company said loss included 200 pounds of age valued at and a tity of paper valued at The fire Kearns said was dis- covered by workmen at the plant Firemen were required to wear smoke masks to fight the fire Men from Central No 2 and No 4 stations called to the plant at p m said ing on the cartons caused fumes No damage was done to the building Kearns said He ex- that the in the ment ceiling in the curing room were drilled for plumbing which was not installed other grass fire runs were made by firemen earlier in the afternoon At No 4 station men went to 348 Wayne St where a fire had developed in the weeds between the railroad tracks and Wayne St No 3 men were called to Lexington Ave and Cook Rd at p m where a grass fire had spread over a vacant lot BATTLE Capt William Lay of No 4 fire tion behind that smoke mask that Clyde Hunter is helping to adjust The scene was the in- the Kearns Packing Co shortly after 5 p m yesterday when fire broke out in the curing room and fanned up into a paper storage room destroying more than worth of meat and paper tons At the right firemen use their aerial ladder to battle the fire from the roof Arms Under Way NORFOLK Va W A heavy crane hoisted an can bombing plane aboard a French aircraft carrier today and this nation's billion dollar flow of military aid to Western Europe began The bomber its United States insignia replaced by the French tricolor was followed aboard by other war planes the first of three shipments to be carried to France by the escort carrier before the acting French ambassador Jean dan said the military aid Ignore Civic Duty tn r Registering Voting By MARGUERITE MILLER Fifteen per cent of Mansfield's professional men and among the city's best educated and most public spirited not registered to vote A check of election board records shows they have not taken the time to walk to the courthouse to sign up so they can help elect capable city ty state and national officials Of the city's 180 attorneys bankers physicians and ists only 67 or 37 per cent voted in the primaries The other 63 per cent let someone else pick the candidates for whom they voted in the general election But then only 72 of the 180 bothered to vote in ber election Eleven dentists are not re- at all Twelve physicians did not vote in either election last year One professional man who was manager of a leading candidate's campaign did not vote in the primary For purposes of the survey names were taken from the section of the telephone book and checked against tion board records Of the four professional groups attorneys and bankers showed most voting interest Fifty-five per cent or 27 of the 49 attorneys surveyed voted at both primary and general tions Fifty-two per cent or 12 of the 23 bank executives marked both ballots Physicians took third low with 30 per cent or 21 of their 70 members voting at both tions Demists were at the tom with only seven or 18 per of the 38 dentists voting at primary and general Taken by groups they stack up I 38 sur 16 not voted in both elections voted only in the general election seven are registered and eight cast no Bankers surveyed 12 voted in both elections seven voted only in general two voted only in the two are not registered Attorneys 49 surveyed 27 voted in both 15 voted only in the general election and seven are not registered Citizens must have voted at least once in two years prior to election to be eligible to vote Registrations for the May mary close March 22 Fund Climbs To Receipts in campaign to the Red Cross raise in Mansfield and county today reached 3 of H N Reilly general campaign chairman reported Today's total showed an In- crease of over the amount reported by Red Cross officials yesterday Eleven more business places joined list of those ing 100 per to the campaign yesterday They arc Bogner Willis Willis and mond public King Shoe Culp Brothers the registered 16 voted in Dan's mined effort which France is j election four registered i Dan's Quality Joseph making to ensure her own but cast no ballot last year and i Ferrise fruit curity a condition and seven voted in both elections and Mayberry and of security of 1 Physicians 21 licit realtors Council Acts To Settle Suits City Seeks Gear Title To Park Area City council foreseeing sible legal difficulties over the control of Central Park ly last took to gain to the properly It is al present controlled by descendants of the original donors of Uic land Council an ordinance appropriating for City C J to use m obtaining assistance in the settlement of five common pleas couri cases Included in five is a suil lo be ed by the obtain clear j lille to Central Park property 1 Traffic Committee Chairman Harry lings worth in ex- plaining the ordinance ex- pressed the opinion thai the city should have clear title to land whether or not we decide lo build the parking garage A committee headed by explained to city council the plan of ing a 560 car parking garage under Central Park al a cost of Council is studying the posal but some members have also shown interest in another plan lo solve the par Jang lem This would be to chase several lols and equip them with Another suit which will be settled by the city is a case now pending in common picas court lo obtain a plat of ground between Fifth St and Ashland now owned by the field Telephone Co The needs the land lo ex- tend Fifth St lo Rd which win a one-way street system planned by the city last year Three cases against cily for wind and storm damage are pending in common pleas court and will be settled by the city solicitor with legal sistance Taf t Plans Day In City Will See Public Farm Groups Senator Robert A Taft will spend a full day with Mansfield and Richland county groups on Wednesday March 15 Members of two i d e Farm Bureau committees the legislative and groups will have a two-hour sion with Taft at North Lake Park to start the day This ing is scheduled for For dinner and an evening ad- dress Senator Taft will be at the meeting of the Shelby Club at the Westinghouse Cafeteria and Taft's supporters including r e p r e S delegations from city and county groups as well as the general public will meet the senator and hear him discuss issues of the day at an informal gathering at the ballroom at 4 p m Organization of the day's schedule has been placed with a special Taft Day committee un- der the chairmanship of Continued on Page 2 Worker Dies In Mishap Felix Jordan er of eight children died at eral hospital at p m of injuries he suffered about an hour ing at the Empire Steel plant Jordan lived at 327 Crystal Spring St Hospital attendants said dan was admitted about 9 p m yesterday after he was struck by a crane al the steel plant His physician's report showed he suffered a crushed and severed arterial vessel DEAD Don't Call Call mothers not get night sticks or lice sticks but they may get limited police powers to help solve some traffic problems Police Chief Kermit suggested yesterday the tion of a volunteer mothers patrol croup to be on hand at street intersections at school dismissal hours Westbay lold the Lima cil of Parents and Teachers that the mothers chief duties would be to report tile license numbers drivers who failed to obey schoolboy patrol and to testify against the drivers in court Four Held For Beating Aged Man Victim Faces Liquor Charge Four area youths two under 2l-years-of-age are in the county jail today for of an unarmed robbery of James Swanger 70 who lives about five miles east of Shiloh Swanger will be charged with the illegal sale of liquor and the four with unarmed robbery Prosecutor Harold Lutz said today According to Lutz the four had been drinking beer and about 2 a m decided they wanted a stronger beverage They went to farm where they bought drinks from him Lutz said When they paid for the drinks Swanger protested that they didn't pay enough and refused to sell them any more According to the prosecutor the men then held and beat Swanger and one of them took about from him Swanger had a gun in his hip pocket at the time and the men took it from him too Lutz said Swanger was taken to by Memorial hospital and treated for bruises of the face and body The sheriffs department ar- rested the four youths shortly after the robbery They are two Plymouth men aged 23 and 19 an Shelby man and a Mansfield R D 1 man He was brim at Slone tain Ga July 29 and came lo Mansfield in 1929 He had been employed at the steel plant since thai time He was a member of SI church in Mountain Surviving arc bis wife five sons George W William John S James R and Ivr E and three daughters Gladys Caroline Ann ail of Mansfield three Waller of Mansfield and Paul and William bolh ol Stone sisters Miss Ida Giay of tain Mrs Jessie M Harmon c-f Ga and Mrs Lizzy of Cincinnati and a number of nieces and nephews Friends may call al the Geiger funeral Arrangements arc incomplete House OK's Oleo WASHINGTON UP The administration to repeal eral oleomargarine taxes faced one congressional hurdle day with its eventual passage virtually The only serious ty was the date on which the Senate would act on the com- promise The chamber is bogged down now in debate on displaced persons legislation The House approved the final version of the repealer by a 262 to 106 vole late yesterday and sent it lo Senate A abie margin of approval was expected in the Senate whenever the measure is brought up The present version of the was drafted by a conference committee which ironed out between the bills passed previously by the two chambers The committee eliminated a Senate provision lo require j sale of oleo in triangular ages A provision requiring rants serving oleo to use gular pats was retained er Rep August H R Minn led the dairy bloc in its loct House against the 1 conference report He argued that would speed the t liquidation of Use dairy trv Flagpole Causes Tragedy Shears Wing From Liner By ROBERT W HEFTY MINNEAPOLIS Minn er struck a flagpole in a raging blizzard last night before crashing into a housa and killing 15 persons said today An 8 year old boy and his 10 year old sister died as flames enveloped their home while their mother screamed for someone to save them The Northwest airline plane's three crew members and 10 sengers died in the crash and flames A victim of the crash was a man who died heart at- tack while rushing to try to the children from the burning home Flaming fragments from tha crash ignited the two houses on either side Hundreds of teers joined police and firemen in fighting the flames the near zero cold and raging storm 3.000 persons ths streets of the class neighborhood to watch LANDING ATTEMPT FAILS The plane flying Northwest airlines flight 307 from to Winnipeg had made one attempt to land at Wold Holmes Countian Dies Crash Included on the passenger list of the ill-fated liner was Mrs Homer Hott 35 ot north of burg who boarded the plane at Madison Wis for Mrs Hott was en route to Wis to visit a sister Mrs Charles Schraft Sunday her husband drove Mrs Hott to Wis where she planned to visit relatives Be- sides her husband Mrs Hott leaves a daughter Dee Ann 10 a pupil in Holmes vilie school Chamberlain airport here but tha swirling snow caused Pilot ald B Jones Minneapolis to lose the landing of- said The control tower ordered him to swing around for another pass at the field As he pulled up for a n e w try the plane's wing struck tha the Fort Snelling cemetery about a mils from the airport The 80 foot pole tore two- thirds of the way through the wing between the outboard en- gine and the wing tip The was bent almost doable Chief Inspector Dal Benham of Northwest airlines said Jones no- the port of the accident and they Continued on Page 2 DENIED BALLOT SPOT COLUMBUS t L Marshall of was denied place on May primary lot by stale supreme court i today Johnson Critic Loses High WASHINGTON Dis- closure a critic of Secretary Defense Johnson is transferred out of his hish medical post raised some blood pressures in Congress today The officer involved is Rear Adm Bonne who has called Johnson's economy cut- back of military hospitals a shortsighted Military headquarter al the Pentagon confirmed thai eight days ago Feb 23 Boone was told he was being removed from post as chief of joint plans and action division of the defense department's office of medical services The supplied no reasons Zoning Plan Named City council last night joined forces with Mayor Thomas B Wright and the planning com- mission in a move to bring tha city a zoning A three-man committee appointed by Council President Paul Bush to assist in getting a zoning ordinance Members of the council com- are Michael Mihalick Harry and Ernest J While The mayor said it was possible that he would call a special cil meeting to act on the tion to avoid waiting until April lo get started on the zoning He said the plan now is to in- clude an area the city in the zoning regulations The Classified Pages Are Loaded With Turn Ihc Classified section lo lind what you need There is big of used cars new and used furniture homes for sale and rent offered and just about anything you are in ket for That's why the fied section is called the nies Place Place your ad there You'll get This ad ran one time produced 20 calls and sold the car Cost TORS tex'S CM for a Classified Ad
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