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Sandusky Star Journal And Daily News (Newspaper) - April 29, 1941, Sandusky, Ohio STAR And Sandusky JOURNAL Daily News FOUNDED 1866-NUMBER 101 APRIL 29, 1941 copy 1 j cents S. TO DOUBLE CAPACITY OF TNT PLANT HERE Maintenance Men Get Coal Mines Ready To Resume Production United Mine Workers union announced today that soft coal production be resumed Thursday morning in the nation's bituminous fields shut down since April 1 in a dispute over a new wage BY FRED BAILEY 28-day suspension of soft coal mining which impaired and threatened to disrupt national defense production ended today and 400,000 miners return to work Maintenance workers in mines of both the northern and southern Appalachian fields were ordered to prepare them for a resumption of work at Railroads marshalled thousands of empty coal cars to rush new supplies of the vital fuel to steel plants and other defense industries whose stocks were approaching Southern operators accepted last night Additional 1,000 Acres To Be Taken Over According To Washington New Economic Plan Against Axis Studied By MERRIMAN SMITH WASHINGTON - New economic measures against the axis nations were considered today by the A to freeze assets held in this country by Germany and was reported to be one matter being given renewed including the question of whether to stop all American oil shipments to were being discussed by policy-making Secretary of the Treasury Henry said the treasury's attitude toward foreign situation had received The treasury long has advocated tieing up axis but the step has not been taken because of differing sentiment by the state Officials here doubted that to Page 8.) BERLIN - Several British speedboats were damaged early this in a battle with similar German craft which undertook an attack along the southeast coast of official German news agency Hungary and Bulgaria are to share vanquished Yugoslavia's according to a to the dismemberment given today by the highly - placed commentary Dienst aus - Informed sources said tonight that German troops were the last harbors in extreme southern and southern President Roosevelt's formula whereby they will reopen their continue their negotiations with the United Mine Workers and make retroactive agreements which This which the southerners had rejected on April 21 and again over the weekend when it was urged by the defense mediation had already been accepted by the northern operators and the John L. president of the promised Mr. Roosevelt that the miners would return to work as expeditiously as possible and almost all mines were expected to be reopened But full coal production will not be achieved before Thursday or Friday and it will be next week before the railroads can start replenishing the depicted stocks of The northern Appalachian who employ 250,000 reached a agreement with the union two weeks ago providing a basic wage scale of a a a day The southerns had broken away from the Appalachian conference to establish a separate and offered an 11 percent increase in less than the northern operators had and increasing rather than eliminating the wage differential between north and south which the union had on Page 2.) The Plum Brook ordnance plant capacity will be the War Department in Washington announced this afternoon and more land will be According to the United Press the plant will he to such size as to be able to double the expected output of some 205,000 pounds daily of TNT and While work for the plant is just getting and not ail of former land owners have been paid their this newest step of the War Department is not expected to slow operations on the present According to the United another 1,000 acres of land will be purchased for a total of 8,800 7,800 acres being in the original The cost of the plant will also be the United Press With Captain Jermain commanding officer of the plant in Columbus it was not possible to get confirmation in None of the other officers said they were able to verify the The enlarged according to reliable will probably take in other land west and south of the present was not being based on reports heard several months ago when a group of farmers in that area went to Washington to protest on possible While Washington sources at that time that any expansion was at least one of the representatives of the farmers group who went to the reported on his return that such expansion vas sure to The United Press dispatch - The capacity of the new TNT plant known as the Plum Brook ordnance works now under construction near will be by the War it was learned The cost of the originally estimated at will also nearly be it was The 7,800-acre tract on which the explosive factory is being will be expanded about 1,000 it was TNT Plant To Average 3,500Jert From Outside Limits Of Plum Brook Ordnance Area Selectees Of May 12 Are Named Today Dover Battered While British Watch Egypt For Drive Eastward BY UNITED PRESS Axis armed forces stepped up the tempo of war today on widely scattered fronts from the straits of Dover to the Egyptian renewing speculation on whether Adolf Hitler would strike next at England or in the The was also seen in a four-hour blitz air raid on the important south naval base of which suffered its fourth raid in seven days and which reported unusually severe Berwick and other points in England were German big guns on the French coast bombarded Britain for five 1 IV 1 National Debt Peak Forecast 90 Billions The Weather Fair and somewhat warmer Wednesday cloudy with mild followed by light showers at night or on DEATHS Mrs. Robert 70, 630 Mrs. Charles 51, 634 MARRIAGE LICENSES Eugene J. and Esther M. 29, Castalia registered The Rev. W. G. Armitage to William J. 23, and Helen M. 19, Bay The Cornelius Dobmyer to BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Christ 904 a at Memorial Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas 1313 a at Providence from warring tries is subject to It may sometimes be It is the right and duty of every American citizen to do his own hold to his own and not permit himself or his country to become a victim of emotionalism or i Congressmen Hit Retail Sales Tax For Defense Fund WASHINGTON members of the House ways and means committee today condemned the principle of a tax of raising part of the in new revenue sought for The sales tax suggestion was put forward on behalf of the New York state Chamber of Commerce yesterday by William J. chairman of the committee on He told the House group that the state chamber was not such a levy but thought it should be Representatives Robertson and Disney had only criticism for that method of federal and Robertson predicted that the committee would in the treasury's recommendations calling for sharply higher income This forecast aroused considerable for previously several committee members had indicated a preference for the to Paye 10.) Mines Reopening Will Boost Loading The announcement that the southern bituminous mines would be was good news where the strike had suspended shipping operations this No freighters came here yesterday or today for coal and all along the lakes the shortage was beginning to be felt even in fleets carrying ore and stone At most lake ports there was 10 coal either for fuel or Opening of the southern mines will help the situation here materially since much coal dumped here comes from the WEATHER OUTLOOK Extended weather ioi the period from 6:30 p. m. April 29 to 6:30 p. m. May 3; Region of the Great Lakes - The tern will average much above normal but with somewhat cool er latter part of period Precipitation will average showers or thunderstorms beginning Thursday in Lakes Superior and Michigan regions and spreading slowly Beginners On Violin Appear Next Monday One of the unusual features of the big instrumental music festival of the Sandusky public schools at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening in Junior High school will be the appearance of the violin students in the and the grade school B. F. Aldrich W. E. Edmonds is in charge of both the young violinists and the grade school Violinists taking part will Monroe Kathleen Iretta Elwood Barker Evelyn Doris Lyle Osborne Laura Alma Barbara Alice Ellen Hancock Ann Kathleen Jane to Pago 8-No. 9.) Public Relations Officer Announces Certain Houses Will Be used for Others Crops Within ty District to Be Harvested and the Federal Government Taking The around the Plum Brook ordnance plant will average about 3,-500 it was revealed with the fence to be erected at that distance from the outside borders of the 7,- Although it was presumed for some time that a zone would be the distance involved was not made known until plans to utilize buildings within the area to house officers of the ordnance division of the War Department Meier Wine Co. Is Shipping Wine And Renovating Plant The Meier Wine which recently took over the plant of the old Sandusky Winery on has started making shipments of wine to the company's wine cellars in a suburb of Frank superintendent of the local plant said Most of the 300,000 gallons oi wine in the winery when it was purchased by the Meier concern about two months ago will be shipped to the Silverton plant to make replacements and to clear the local cellars for the coming fall press of The Sandusky cellars wil hold 350,000 Wermes said he was experiencing difficulty in getting labor to do the work at the there being an apparent shortage of labor he The Meier company also pur chased the vineyards of the Sandusky Winery on North Bass Island WPA Report Lists County Work On Streets Better rural roads seems to have been the aim of WPA workers during the five and one-half year existence of the Work Projects Of 73 miles of roads and streets improved in during this period a WPA report shows that 61 were of the rural or All road work completed 1940, 20 miles in was of this Three of the 21 bridges or via ducts WPA has built were added during the past than half of the built are of wooden construction with the balance The newer bridges have all been An extensive amount of work was done in building culverts ami providing road drainage during to Page 8-No. 7.) 4,000 Quota For Buddy Poppy Sale By VFW Auxiliary One out of every 20 persons in 97 cities of 100,000 population or more purchased a V. F. W. Buddy Poppy in the 1940 nationwide distribution sponsored by the of the United One out of 24 persons throughout the country as a bought one of the symbolical little red flowers to wear on Memorial Day in honor of America's hero Approximately 3,500 local posts of the W. and many thousands of its members will lend efforts to the 20th annual Buddy Poppy sale May 24, in an effort to better last year's according to Commander Lloyd of Lowell C. Hein The Auxiliary will conduct the poppy sale A 25 percent in crease over last year's sale ot five and one-half million has been assigned by tne V. F. national Buddy Poppy commit to Page 8-No. 1.) City Departments File Requests For Increases In Pay Requests for increases in sal aries for city employes were into City Manager K L. J. office following the presentation of three requests to the City Commission last Wagar said that oy ihe end ot this week he expected to have applications from all department heads for increases for their em The three requests last night were from the Order of the Fire Fighters association and Miss Selma sec to The police and firemen want a month increase for each Miss Nader also requests a a month increase On motion of President C. A Weingates the three tions were referred to the as a Wagar was instructed to investigate the possibilities of in creases for all city The vote was Increased cost of living wah cited by the police and in asking for a salary went with some definite idea of the number to be used to be made known by the latter part of the All other buildings will be offered for sale under bids as will props in the ground in the Bids will be asked by the Federal Government on and a date will be set for opening of the As to the public relations officer said a similar plan would be Considerable wheat and oats were planted in the bor der areas and they will be har vested under present James W. attorney for the department of said today that more checks would be paid Thursday to former land owners who optioned their property to the Yesterday two payments were one to Frank 159.36 and the second to William 8.5 Captain Jermain commanding officer of the and Colonel Harry Collins are in Columbus today The E. B. Badger and Son's general have placed a few more men at work on the it was and gradual increase in employment is Although it was an last week that approximately 100 men are on various to Page 8-No, The city selective service board classified 150 questionnaires last night in a special and named the lour young men who are to be inducted into service May 12, as the city's They are Joseph Frederick J. 43-. Clifford R. 152i and Robert E. 124 The city board mailed 30 questionnaires today to Gerald B. Royce L. Albert Jack August N. John George C. Lyle J. Clarence W. Hubert L. James F. Raymond E. Clyde H. Leonard J. Henry R. to Page 4.) IS DELAYED hours today and more than 100 Nazi Messerschmitts battled Royal Air Force fighters in over the English It was the biggest day's action on the southeast coast since the invasion scare of late summer and last The German guns opened up against the Dover area about 8 a. m. The bombardment went on witn only occasional pauses until about 1 p. m. During the the Nazi luftwaffe sent over a series of small formations of fighters which attempted to penetrate the British coastal Spitfire and Hurricane squadrons fought them off and prevented all but a few German planes from reaching tne In the Nazi high command German troops have pushed past in the center of the and are smashing at the final line of British imperials in southern Greece - a line that seemed certain to sacrificing itself to permit evacuation of the remainder of the British on Page 3.) 2.) Fair Tonight And Light Rain By Thursday at Fair weather is to remain least until Wednesday night Thursday with the wind from the and Erie co farmers should get along rapidly their according to the forecast of C. C. weather The mercury went tc 72 Monday afternoon and dropped back to 50 last starting off at 60 degrees this morning going rapidly upward toward The wind was from the south and eight miles an hour with no rain and somewhat warmer Wednesday cloudy with mild temperature followed by light rain at night or on is the official For Lake Noon to midnight south to southwest winds 15 to 20 weather midnight to noon wind southwest 15 to 2u weather In order to give its readers the latest The is later than usual today because of the change in the Plum Brook ordnance plant here as announced in Washington this Efforts are being made to get early delivery to subscribers each but in this instance it was deemed advisable to publication of the paper so that all readers would be familiar with the TNT plant Music Teachers Of County Are Rehired The County Board of meeting in the office of W. E county school last evening rehired the county's two music Miss Margaret Williams and Miss Helen L. White had the contracts Miss Williams teaches at and Venice while Miss White handles the music classes at Berlin Heights and James instrumental music instructor is hired by the individual boards rather than by the county City Provides For TNT Water Supply For Year The City Commission last night authorized City Manager R. L. J. Wagar to enter into a contract with the United States of America for furnishing untreated water to the Plum Brook Ordnance Works south of Under the set up the Federal Government will construct and maintain its own separate pumping station at Big and also lay its own pipe line to the TNT plant The city will charge for use of the big 80 inch intake across Sandusky Hpy and into Lake provide a sit for the pumping station and give right of way on city property for the water line to be laid to the Plum Brook The price unit will be 1,000,000 gallons at a rate not to exceed 15,000,000 gallons a Monthly rate will be per 1,000,000 Service will start July 1 to rago 3.) WASHINGTON Jesse Jones forecast today that the national debt would mount to at least and declared have not yet made any they are in store for plenty of the secretary ot commerce added in an prepared for the annual convention of the United States of few months ago we were worrying about whether we afford to increase government authority above Jones seems probable now that it wili grow to at least double that even allowing foi ing as much of this extraordinary cost as our economy can from current it has never occurred to me that we could not carry a national debt equal to a year's and as we build the national income we can carry more whatever amount we to we must commence to pay back the day the emergency is The cabinet official declared that money would be appropriated for national defense within the next four and pointed out that the maintaining the Army and Navy to 8-No. 5.) Pleasure Craft Being Launched At All Shipyards S. E. Hyman Co. To Use Third Shift If Women Are Available Girl Suffers Burns In Fire At Home Betty daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. Andrew 718 sustained burns on the right hand and a cut on the left hand today at 10:20 a. m. when a kerosene stove exploded in the kitchen of the Croudup The floor and walls were slightly Fire Chief Wilson McLaughlin The Croudup girl received her injuries in attempting to smother the burning firemen She was given first aid by the firemen and told to call a GET ARMY CONTRACTS WASHINGTON The Army announced award of the following Ohio Republic Steel Cleveland barrel Clyde Cutlery bread TO BOOST ACREAGE April 28 -An increase in tomato acreage of approximately 20 percent in Sandusky and nearby counties is expected as a result of governmental action in increasing production this The increase may even be as high as 1,000 acres in Sandusky and Each county has been growing about 2.000 Who do parents pray for so far as their children are Is it for them to sit in the seats of the achieve or get Read today's editorial on Page t. * The S. E. Hyman Co. today made a strong appeal for women to complete a night shut which was started two weeks The auto seat has orders which requires that it on erate at full officials of the company said Ninety-five persons are now being employed on the two shifts which work from 7 a. m. to 4 p. m. and from 4:15 p. m. to 12:45 a. m. A third shift will be started if sufficient help can be the personnel director of the plant stated Sixty-five workers are now on the day trick and 30 on the night S. E. Hyman said that he is well pleased with the results being received from his branch plant here and hopes that enough employes can be found to round out a third shift The plant of the company is at the branch being opened here in the armory building at E. Water and the fore part of this LOOKING BACKWARD By Associated Press ONE YEAR AGO TODAY April 29, - Heavy fighting rages in Norwegian mountains between invading allied 25 YEARS AGO TODAY April 29, 1916 - British force of 9,000 officers and men under General sur renders to Turks at alter craft ranging in size from 16 to 40 will be placed in tne waters of Sandusky bay a survey of marine dock yards today A large number of craft are ready to slide down the ways at the dock and at the Wagner boat works on Most of the craft have been overhauled and for a busy Workers continued placing the steamer G. A. in shape for her runs across bay to Cedar while the motorship George W. Maley Has been busy for more than a month in the Point run for the G. A. Boeckling Co. The Maley is used to haul The motorship Messenger of Neuman Boat Lines is scheduled to make an extra trip to PuU in Bay this afternoon to return to Fagu 8-No. 6.) Sandusky Shipping Showed Record Last Like Others like other lake ports hit a new water borne freight record last according to the annual report of army with 10,190,681 due principally to the all time record in the shipments of outgoing According to Associated Press Cleveland's freight pushed to an all-time high with 17,673,926 compared with a previous top ot 17,385,842 tons in 393/. Biggest factor in the record 11,438,391 tons of iron ore loaded A total of 4,684,383 tons in iron ore receipts accounted for Lorain's new marie Of 0,929,811. ' Other the 1940 first and the 1939 1,678,285 and 3,374,946 and 13,252,966 and 9,648* 333; 13,304,455 and 487.249. annual competitor with Cleveland for the in ore record 10,5tf3.930 3783
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