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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 13, 1946, Nashua, New Hampshire
Fireman Injured When Thrown From Truck Complete Associated Press and Wide World Services VOL. 72. NO. 165. EntirDd at the Poll Office lit Nashua, N. as tetotia elau mutter. NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1946 WEATHER and Cool Tonight, Saturday Established 1832 PRICE: FOUR CENTS CIO SHIP WORKERS GO ON STRIKE Another Rides Without Pants Lt Coffey Falls From Fire Truck as It Swings Down Auburn St Con- dition Not Serious One fireman was painfully in- jured and another rode through Main st without his pants, as Central and Amherst st stations responded to an early morning alarm from Box 17 which might have heralded a blaze of serious proportions at the Community Oil company on Franklin st, situated as it is near a number of oil tanks and in a congested area of city. In the excitement of leaving his station on an alarm which might have quickly become gen- era] to all stations, Lt Jeremiah G. Coffey, of Amherst st, about to leave for his day off, grabbed I one of the rods on Engine 1 as she swung from the station and sped on her way. As the heavy vehicle swerved from Amherst into Auburn st, the rod lifted in some manner and Lt Coffey was flung off onto the sidewalk, landing on his back and receiv- ing a cut on his head which re- quired three stitches to close. Rushed to the hospital by am- bulance, Lt Coffey was also found to have sustained num- erous bruises, and X-rays were taken of one of his shoulders and a leg. He will be obliged to FIREMAN INJURED Page 7 An Eorly Grove Drive Shaping Up to Kill OPA Three Months Early Washington, Sept 13 to kill OPA next April months ahead of its scheduled death date is shaping up among senators. Discussed quietly by some members of both parties, the proposal was brought into the open by Senator Taft He told the Ohio Republican state convention at Columbus Wednesday that price and wage controls should be "completely abolished" by April 1, with rent control for not to exceed one more year transferred to the National Housing Administra- tion. Expanding on the plan in an interview, Taft noted today that under the current OPA act all food subsidies must come to an end by April. He said he saw no reason why the Price Adminis- tration could not be liquidated at the same time. An influential Democratic sen- ator, heretofore closely allied to the administration, told a repor- ter on the condition his name not be used that "the greatest mistake" he had made in his long congressional career was to vote for extension of the price control law last July. DRIVE SHAPING UP Page 4 It's Friday, the 13th But It Looks Like a Good Day "Tis a day to treat said an Irishman this morning when reminded of the date, Fri- day the 13th. "And a day to take no he added, as he peered fearfully over his shoulder for whatever kind of bad luck might be approaching him. But it looked like a good day for most people as the sun clirnb- ed high into the sky and took away the chill of the early morn- ing which had early risers blow- ing on their hands. It got off to a bad start for a fire lieutenant, when he fell off an engine on its way to a blaze, and it didn't do so well for a fireman, who forgot to don his pants when he rushed from his station to the fire, but the day still looked good to most least those with- out too many superstitions. Lands, Buildings Comm. Doesn't Control Parks Park commissioners take no- tice. Yesterday, commenting on the Lands and Building committee's contention that land at the emergency housing project is under its jurisdiction and neces- sitates a lease from it to operate a store there, Aid -President Les- ter H. Burnham said that "if no leases were required from the Lands and Building committee or other city commissions or com- mittees anyone could go and put up a house on Deschenes Oval or the North Common and you couldn't stop them." Phrase "or other city commis- sion or committee" dropped from the published report gave the impression that the committee assumed jurisdiction over these two properties which are dis- tinctly in the Park commission's Loses Artificial Saves Life in Accident Woburn, Mass, Sept 13 John O. Mitchell, 28, of Medford, lost his left leg today in the wrecking of his automobile, but the police obligingly recovered the artificial limb later so that Mitchell could make his way CEILINGS MAY BE RESTORED TO DAIRY PRODUCTS Washington? Sept 13 ing cosls of butter and cheese brought a notice from the price decontrol board today that i may clamp ceilings bach on al dairy products. The board called upon the dairy industry, the public and "anyone else" to submit written evidence bearing on the subjec by next Wednesday. A board spoftesman said thi; amount? to an order to "show cause" why the panel should no- reverse- its decision of less than a month ago. CEILINGS Page 4 Da image in Dover Blaze STATE AP NEWS Dover, Sept flash fire de- stroyed a two-story building in the center of the business dis- trict last night and heavily dam- aged an adjoining four-story structure. Fire Ckief Edward F. Knott estimated loss from the blaze, which for a time threatened the entire upper square business dis- trict, at Earlier reports that one or more persons had possibly been trapped in the fire were dis- counted today by Chief Knott, sfiid everyone in the build ings had escaped. Knott said the blaze was a "flash fire" due to the sudden ig- nition of chemicals with which workmen were treating a bowl- ing alley in the ruined building. The bowling alley and the entire stock of the Ross Furniture Co went up in flames. The families occupying four apartments in the adjoining building were driven into the street by smoke and water. Far- ther down the street, a matinee crowd was moved from the Strand theater under the direc- tion ushers and an unidenti- fied priest who averted a pos Page 4 home. In fact, Mitchell accounted bailiwick, Aid Burnham tested last night. pro- himself lucky that he had an artificial left leg this morning when his car plunged over a 10- foot retaining wall and sub- merced in the long-abandoned Middlesex canal, for the leg was so tightly that he was! able to escape drowning only by unstrapping it. Mitchell smashed his way out through a window, suffering 4 New Polio Cases in State; None in Nashua No additional polio cases have been leported here since Tues- day, according to the Board of Health officials today, but the state total was increased by four new cases overnight, two in East Westmoreland, one in Manches- ter and one in Concord. Cases in the state since the first of the year now stand at 101. The East Westmoreland pa- tients, both boys two years of age and reportedly neighbors are at the Elliot Community hospital in Keene. The Manches- ter patient, a seven year old boy, is in the Balch wing there while fhe fourth case, a 42-year-old North Spring st resident of Con- cord, is at a Concord hospital where his condition was termed critical Club Scoffs at 13th' Jinx Hostess Wins Laurels If she serves Utica Club Pilsner Laser and XXX Cream Ale. Utica Club Mta the spot before, wifh or after 'linner. At cood restaurants, taproom" a-id cr'Kreriea minor cuts, and removing most of his mud-and-slime drenched clothes, dragged himself to the highway and thumbed a ride to a friend's house. Police later pulled the heavily-damaged car from the canal, pried out the leg 'and returned it to Mitchell. FIRE, AUTOMOBILE and other fines of coverage James B. Crowley INSURANCE AGENCY WILLIAM r. SULLIVAN Agent m. m 171 Mcria it KoJrao. U. B. USED CARS WANTED We pay OPA ceiling prices Mercer Bros. Garage Co. MAIN Bit. 1M4 TIL. 614 Philadelphia, Sept 13 UP) fP" .Group of 13 professional and w.- business men scoffed at the ess [S Dlck.ev proverbial 'Friday the 13th" announced that he dld not jinx today, just as they have for tend to tne Yankees af 'SQUATTERS' BLOCK LONDON traffic in front of the luxury flats of Abbey Lodge, Regents Park, London, is stopped by "squatters" and sympathizers in a demonstration against lack of housing. Police blockaded hungry squatters in flats and hotels in an effort to halt the invasion of vacant living quarters. (Picture by radio from 'SQUATTERS' TRYTO OUTLAST LONDON POLICE London, Sept 13 don's "squatter" campaign took on the appearance of an endur- ance contest between police and hundreds of invaders of vacant London luxury flats today as the government drive to quell the Communist-inspired movement gathered momentum after a slow start. The situation quieted during the night after the nearest ap- proach to violence in the five- day-old squatter invasion, when mounted police herded squatter sympathizers off the street near one occupied build- ing without injury to anyone. The incident took place In front of Abbey Lodge in St John's Wood, where approximately 500 squatters have taken over unoccupied appartments which normally rent for 20 to 24 pounds to per week. Both water and light: was cut off in the building and squat- ters hung out pleading signs from the windows reading "We want "We want bed- "Do something about us." In the Duchess of Bedford House, where the invasion start- ed, squatters set up a "food of- fice" on the ground floor to ex- change bread units for points for other rationed foods. A baby sus- pected of having measles was re- moved from the building in an ambulance. Squatters in one apartment suilding sent a letter to King George VI offering to get out "if SQUATTERS' Page 7 Bill Dickey Quits Yankees Detroit, Sept 13 CSV-Stanley (Bucky) Harris said today that Bill Dickey has left the New York Yankees baseball team and that lis managerial duties will be .aken over for the remainder of he season by Johnny Neun, vet- eran coach. Harris said President Larry- Eastern Area Gets Most of Scarce Meat Chicago, Sept 12 Chicago, the nation's largest meat pack- ing center, has become a whistle stop for cattle on their way from ranges and farms to the Boston, New York, Philadelphia. The situation is a repetition of conditions which existed under previous OPA price ceilings and which led to charges there was a rampant meat "black market" in the eastern section of the country. EASTERN AREA Page 7 the past 15 years. The men, members of the the Thirteenth" club, scheduled their regular jinx meeting at p.m. to present a. special war bond to John Walsh, 33, the 13th Philadelphia service man to reach Tokyo. Wards 74th Anniversary Sale! Men's Shirts Semi-iiiress type york shirts, for rugged wear and good 1 ter this seasor Dickey has left the team and win probably return to New York City, Harris added'. Harris joined the New York squad Thursday after he was appointed to a front office job on the Yankee team. Bishop Ahead In Amateur Semi-Final Springfield, NJ, Sept 13 .._. Big Fred Kammer, the lociil boy who went West, led National Public Links Champion Smiley Quick of Inglewood, Calif, one up after four holes of their hole match today as the four survivors in the National Ama- teur Golf championship began the 36-hole semi-final round. In the other semi-final match, Ted Bishop of Dedham, Mass, New England champion, was three up on Bob Willits of Kan- sas City at the fourth. He won every hole but the second. Worcester Schooi Teachers Want More Money Worcester, Mass, Sept 13 UP) Demand for more money with new higher maximums drafted today by 500 elementary i public school teachers. They drew up the proposals ati a mass meeting after hearing the prestdcnf of the -Worcester Teachers' Association, Miss Mary E. Brady, report that she had told a school committeeman "what happened in Norwalk can happen here." A strike of Norwalk, Conn, school teachers for pay in- creases ended yesterday. The Worcester school commit- tee announced a special meeting would be held Monday night to consider two programs submit- ted by the teachers. CHESHIRE COUNTY POLIO TOTAL NOW AT SEVEN CASES STATE AP NEWS Keene, Sept of the illness of two boys from East Westmoreland as poliomyelitis today increased the number of infantile paralysis cases in Che- shire county to seven, and re- sulted in the closing of 'the West- moreland schools for a week. John Thomas Perham, 2, of East Westmoreland, was in an iron lung at Elliot Community hospital and Douglas W. Cooke, son of a neighbor, was likewise a patient at the Keene hospital Other cases thus far reported have included two in Jaffrey two in Dublin and two in Marl- boro. No case has been reported in the city of Keene which includes approximately half the popula- tion of the county. Foreign Policy Speech to Stir Up Russians Washington, Sept 13 plomatic authorities frankly pre dieted today that Secretary Wai lace's foreign policy speech will stir a hornet's nest of controversy over American-Russian relations. Despite President Truman's as- sertion that no departures from established United States foreign policy were involved there was wide speculation that it might also result in a sharp split be- tween Wallace and Secretary of State Byrnes, now at the Paris Peace Conference. Calling for frank recognition of Russian and American STIR UP RUSSIANS Page 7 FURNITURE MOVING ANYWHEHE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE OB MASSACHUSETTS LOCAL AND HEW HAMPSHIRE GENERAL TRUCKING 168 MAIN COB LEIGH HOWE 772 INSURANCE FIRE AUTOMOBILE C. I. SPALDING CO. HOOHM M5-m.