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   Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 25, 1940, Mansfield, Ohio                               WI A I I I I Onto Uwlfht, Irl- toy, continued raM Friday. Saturday MOW, warmer. MANSFIELD NEWS-JOURNAL VOL. 55, NO. 288 TELEPHONE, CANAL 4251 MANSFIELD, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1940 N.w. PRICE THREE CENTS FRIGID BUST TIGHTENS ITS HOLD ON U.S. City Feels Effects of New Cold Wave as Mercury Tumbles to 2 Below. DRIFTS CLOSE BAY BRIDGE loe Gorges Piling Up in Ohio River, Threaten Flood; 36 Above at Miami. Sub-zero weather gave Ohio and much of the nation another kick in the pants today as the frigid blasts refused to relinquish their hold on a score of states. The newest cold wave from the west gave Mansfield a two below zero reading at 8 a. m. today while other Ohio cities reported similar marks. The mercury climbed to four above zero at noon. There was no hope of relief from the zero cold before Sat- urday afternoon and when re- lief does come It will bring more snow with it, the weath- erman said. Ohio began to feel the effects of the continued sub-zero cold at the northern and southern extre- mities today. Ice gorges piled up in the Ohio river, threatening an- other disastrous flood like the one four years ago this month. The Sandusky bay bridge on the north was closed by snowdrifts seven feet high. Sends Plow to Fight Drifts. A large rotary snow plow from the Ashland division of the state highway department was to be taken to Sandusky today to aid in opening the Bay bridge. Four plows were unable to keep the drifts from piling up last night as a 30-mile wind whipped heavy snow across the frozen bay. A number of cities along the Ohio river were faced with water shortages as the ice dams in the river caused the water level to drop below city supply intakes. It was the first time since 1918 that serious ice gorges have formed to the river and engineers said a rapid; thaw with rain would result in a flood. The south, unaccustomed to se- vere cold, worse from the frigid weather than the middlewest. The mercury "tumbled close to record lows as far south as Key West. Fla., and at Miami jt was only 36 degrees above zero. Phoenix Shivers, Too. The mercury dipped to one above at Chattanooga, Tenn., the coldest spot in the south and one of the coldest in the nation. In the far southwest, Phoenix, Ariz., usually hot the year 'round, reported a low of 42 degrees. The Mansfield area had a one- inch fall last night and today which caused no serious hazard. State and county highway plows were out all night and experienced little difficulty in keeping roads passable. Snow drifted badly, road officials said, but it was fluffy and there wasn't enough of it to make big drifts. Snow-Unusual-Blankets Southern Cities causes Ro oseve Here's how Atlanta, Ga.. was blanketed with an unaccustomed snow cover following one of the worst snowstorms in years. Atlanta's fall, nine and one-half inches, set a new mark for the city. The picture was taken in front of the capitol building LOCAL UNIONS OPPOSE LEWIS ON ROOSEVELT 47 Resolutions Proposing to Draft President for Third Term Before Miners. 9 STATES REPRESENTED Japs Say U. S. Serves IGIVE M'GREGOR British as ENDORSEMENT Launch Bitter Attacks At Two Nations Because of Removal of German Seamen; Charge American Views Too BULLETIN of the British consulate were smashed by members of a Japanese patriotic society today as indignation mounted over the removal by a British cruiser of 21 German seamen from the Japanese liner Asama Maru. (By International News G. 0. P. Heads in 17th Vote? to 2 to Back Candidacy of House Leader. J. Harry McGregor of Coshoc- ton today held the majority en- dorsement of Republican leaders m the 17th district for the G. O. j P. nomination for congressman. I McGregor, majority leader in I the house of representatives is one of the three Republicans newspapers bitterly criticized the i seeking the nth district post left vacant by the death Jan. 1 01 United States and Great Britain today, charging that a British cruiser halted and removed 21 German seamen from the Japanese liner Asama Maru only because London was convinced of American support. (Editor's note: It was disclosed in San Francisco that the Japanese foreign office in Tokyo issued a drastic order forbidding Japanese vessels to transport German subjects of military age from .thejjnited States to the-Far East.) The newspaper'Asahi Shimbun called attention to the fact that the Japanese-American cial agreement, abrogated by the United States, expires tomorrow. It added: "The helpless manner in which the Japanese diplomatic front has floundered cannot be con- demned enough, but the atti- tude of the United States in taking on Itself the role of fleet was tied up by American transpacific strategy." (Editor's note: Recent move- ments of American fleet units in Hawaiian waters and United States naval expansion plans in Washington have drawn sharp criticism from Japanese sources.) "If Britain and the United by William A. Ashbrook, Johnstown Democrat. Nominees will be se- lected at a special primary Feb. 6. The other two are CoL Oliver H. Dockery, army officer, Newark, retired and Walter- B. Woodward, Bellville toped.failure to solve Si "have swallowed the propaganda that Japan is economically laid pros- trate, and if they take to provok- "The Asama Maru affair wasi ing Japan, both soon will realize in the Far East and acting as if it had the right to police the whole world is a bit too thick. possible only because the British were convinced of American sup- port and thought the Japanese that wrong recoils upon itself." The same newspaper warned (Continued on Page S, Col. 1) EN VOY PERILED? Japs Say U. S. Ambassador to Be Kept Under Guard. Japanese military spokesman said today that extraordinary precautions had been taken to assure the safety of United States Ambas- sador Nelson T. Johnson because of an alleged assassination plot the basement from an overheated The !at 52506. including damage to con- ssisj-rjSrMVs attack the American ambas- sador while he was en rovte to Haakow hi Japanese-controlled territory in effort to cawe a crisis In between the United States and 14 DRIVEN OUT BY AKRON FIRE Firemen Rescue Occupants of Blazing Apartment Building. AKRON (U.fD Fourteen per- sons were rescued by firemen early today when a business and apart- ment building in suburban Ken- more caught fire. Members of three families liv- ing on the second floor'were car- ried down ladders in the near-zero weather. They were given shelter by neighbors. The two-alarm fire started in 'DEAD ISSUE' who was defeated by Ashbrook in 1938. Meeting in Mt. Vernon last night, Republican leaders from the six counties in the district gave McGtegur seven votes, two of which were cast by proxy by Delaware county leaders, and two went for Dock- cry. Three blank votes were cast. Attending the session called by State Central Committeeman Earl A. McFarland, were Ralph Hardy, Richland county executive com- mittee chairman, and Atty. S. H. Cramer, secretary of the organiz- ation, along with representatives from Ashland, Coshocton, Licking, Knox and Delaware counties. Dems Pow-Wow Tonight. Tonight district Democratic leaders will caucus in Mt Vernon for what is reported to be a meet- Movement Indicates CIO Chief May Have Big Controversy on Hands at Parley. (By Umted Press) local union resolutions demanding that President Roosevelt be drafted for a third term went before the Unit- ed Mine Workers' golden jubilee convention today in the face of opposition by John L. Lewis, the union's president. The resolutions came from nine states and indicated that sharp dissent may be expected from some delegates if Lewis tries to obtain a convention vote attacking Mr. Roosevelt's administration and op- posing his renomination. The resolutions had been sub- mitted by the local before Lewis broke openly with the New Deal. Lewis predicted at yesterday's convention session that Presi- dent Roosevelt would go down to "ignominious defeat" If he ran again, and charged that the Democratic party was "in default to the Annerlcan people" for al- tional problems. Lewis himself was proposed for' president in another resolution, submitted by a local union. The Sharon, W. Va., local declared that its members "hoped to see the day come that we can have Mr. Lewis in the White House as president of our great nation." The convention unanimously approved an attack on the Dies committee, investigating un- American activities, urged con- gress to discontinue it, and to di- vert its funds to the senate civil liberties committee, headed by Sen. Robert M. LaFollette, Prog., Wisconsin. Congress approved (Continued on Page 8, Col. 2) Deutschland Back In Germany JENKINS SAYS HE'LL RENEW REFUND FIGHT Most Other Ohio Congressmen Give Up Hope to Obtain Fund.. DUTCH REJECT Churchill's Call for Whispered Taxes to Me.' HERBERT RUKS AGAIN COLUMBUS Attorney General Thomas J. Herbert, Cleveland Republican, today an- nounced his candidacy for re- on the Yangtze nver. W ASHINGTON Secre- tary of the Treasury Morgenthau said today that he "never saw a tax question so dead" in congress as President Roosevelt's proposal for a new national defense levy. Morgenthan's statement came In reply to a press conference question asking If any treasury conferences were being held on the subject of raising 000 In new taxes to pay the in- creased cost of national defense. "No one even has whispered j j taxes to me." Morgenthau said. In recent testimony before a house appropriations subcommittee Morgenthau agreed that substan- tial savings could be made by cut- ting certain government expendi- tures. cratic congressional candidate. I The meeting was called by state Democratic committeeman E. B. Kallmerten for the purpose of en- 'United of Neutrals. THE Neth- dorsing delegates .to the national Jerlands today rejected Britain's convention this summer, he said, recent bid for cooperation of neu- Lined up on the Democratic trals against Germany, side for the congressional seat are j closing a foreign affairs debate (Continued on Page 3, CoL 8) parliament after speakers had 'Opposed the plea for "united ac- tion" sounded Saturday by Win- ston Churchill, first lord of the British admiralty. Foreign Minis- ter Eelco N. Van Kleffens said the Netherlands was under no obliga- tion to depart from her policy of KILLED BY TRAIN KENTON   John Sey- mour. 19. of Kcnton. was killed last night when a freight train struck his automobile at nearby1 Forest James Jefferson. 22. was injured seriously. Marriott Calls New Grand Jury To Meet Feb. 1 To Hear 14 Cases strict neutrality. Van Kleffens did not mention Churchill, who said that the safety of small European neu- trals depended upon "united action" with the allies. Escapes British searchers. Nazis Prepare to Launch New, Bigger 'Deutschland9 Famous Pocket Battleship Back at Home Base, Berlin Says Larger Battleship to Get Her Name. (By International News Set-vice) striking power of the German navy will shortly be considerably increased, it was disclosed today as the famous German pocket battleship Deutschland returned to its home base after conducting "trade warfare" in the Atlantic since outbreak of the European war. Announcement of the return of the Deutschland was accompanied by official revelation that it be renamed the Luetzow and that the name Deutschland will be con- ferred on a larger vessel. This was regarded as an indi- cation that a third 35.000-ton bat- tleship will soon be launched. According to German officials, Chancellor Hitler ordered the change In the sea raider's name on grounds that the "name Deutschland h being reserved for a bigger ship." As a result of the shift the Ger- 'WAVE1 SPREADS Perrysville Farm Home Looted of Cash, Jewelry. PERRYSVILLE The crime wave that has held sway in near- by Loudonville for the past 11 days, spread to this vicinity last night when thieves ransacked the man heavy cruiser Luetzow alsojnome of Ross c Byers near here will be renamed. In returning to its home base. jon route 39' the Deutschland escaped a British j Entry was made by removing naval search conducted ever since! the pocket battleship sank the British armed merchant cruiser BOY, 11, PLAYS ON ICE; SHOT Toledo Schoolmates Claim loath, 13. Fired Can at Victim. TOLEDO Eleven-year- old Jack Charles Bernard was in jserious condition in Mercy hos- pital today with .22 caliber bullet in his brain. The boy was wounded lato yes- terday when he was playing on the Maumee Four schoolmates who were with him told Martin Ma- lives of all parties in yesterday's Meanwhile, it was understood The house was broken into be- her and Theodore Mackall that, foreign affairs debate. that work is now under way on tween 8 and p. m. while Mr. one 40.000-ton German battleship anud Mrs. Byers and their two a piece of tin from the kitchen door and opening the lock, ac- cording to Deputy Sheriffs M. F. Rickenbrod and Walter Las- ley of Ashland county, who in- Rawalpindi early in the war with the loss of nearly all hands. An authoritative statement on i this point said: vestigated. "The Deutschland escaped the i pursuit of numerous British forces.' Rjckenbrod said S7.2o in cash. "Germany will continue active silverware, one gold watch and a Churchills speech of last SaSur- j trade war according to rules it bracelet were taken but could {Jack was shot by a 13-year-old boy, who they said, warned them day- was attacked by reprcsenta- i deems right." not estimate the total loss. wno iney saiu. mem fjkfjcf TUtWhS 'and another 45.000-ton vessel. The children in Loudonville. Rick- jto keep away from an island in iTlUltJCi MEjJN larger vessel probably will be the enbrod said the thieves ransacked the river. flagship of the German fleet and. the entire house. A number of fin- She would rather "dine with Billy, dance with Bil- hr, talk with Billy." Our advice to all Billys who' are getting the "Leap Tear Rush" is   did the Britain Orders Men t9 to 23 for it understood, will be named the gerprints were secured by the of- jShooting told police he fired at Military Duty on Feb. 17. Friedrich Der Grosse. .ficcrs. HIT BY ILLNESS HOUSE SUSTAINS VETO Motion to Refute President's Action Loses by Vote of 171 to Short. (By United' W A S H IN G TO Rep. Thomas A. Jenkins (R., O.) charged today that President Roosevelt had "robbed" Ohio of and pledged himself to fight "until Ohio gets justice" for the money with- held from the state in 1938 by the social security board. Most other members of the Ohio delegation abandoned hope for a federal payment, estimated to amount to approximately 000, although a few hoped that the state would receive something. Started In 1988. In October, 1938, the social se- curity board withheld the federal government's monthly payment to Ohio after charging the then gov- ernor, Martin L. Davey, with using the state social security setup lor political purposes. Normally the federal government matches the funds paid out by the state in the social security program, The fight to ment began at the hut session of congress. Mr. Roosevelt ve- toed a bin that au- thorized the payment -Witt a message charging: that such action would create, a precedent "that would seriously endanger the success of the en- tire social security program." Late yesterday, the house sus- tained the veto on a roll call vote, Although 171 voted to override the president and pass the bill and only 153 voted to sustain him, the motion required a two-thirds and failed by 41 votes. Hits 'Must' Democrats. "The president robbed Ohio of Jenkins said. "Every (Continued on Page 3, CoL 6) them involving non support i charges. on Sneaking Platform. COLUMBUS. O.   nr nad complained earlier dnrhtnati Waterfront Area Men- Civic RLAZE RAGES lly KKN WOODMAN be'IT muyic is found. Beethoven will have wnttep it And probably no orchestra SCh L. A. Raby, 413 Bowman street; of Mrs. Lovina Beal. 165 Marion ave- nue; K. Sheriff. Franklin town- ship- Clarence Sutler Sharon] township: W SI riarrer sireei. D F. Rrfch.s. Ti STARTS ROrNO-l'P ca ins by Firemen Escape, last midnight thai for a timt- tliroatfnfrt di which Or. Ham. Klndlrr condnrlod for an enthusiastic >f than 1.9W. ly oerfiaps. Dr Kindkr dc- _ clined to an encore despite the insistent watior he ard "the received after reading work. At the conclusion of the first Music association night at Maasficld auditoniim. wili cvc-r do a half of the concert, however, he REMOVE NEEDLE FROM BABf CINCINNATI Three- month-old Lois Ann Dudley was j observation in hospital today after removal of a sewing vi hich had jone through the abdominal wall. The father noticed thread hanging from her ,body. ti. of reading ,hjw S> IT.pholA ironi the cwt in- ler Ray Snoofc, Mifflin with an aiieged spy Crate compare. of forg-1 township; Tunis E. Dillon, 32 nng. it was reported in an Ex- mated by firenv erj-: Ed Hughes, charged with Hammond avenue, and Mrs. Ma- change oil ting with intent to wtfqnd; nc Ustcr. Ashland rwl. jns? esti- firenx'Ti at S12.0CO. fmm A ,ti rvtc ual! fcU. opening bars, often rd fate knncktoic at the door, fl %WC half Hw ,tr.s Freiuae ft act tr.ree of R.ch- i ara s Lcnengnn To thf oJtcn-played TschaiKow- number. Dr Kjndkr brnusht J FSJTC 8, C'J Caution! remladtd thai trsa beffigereai of Earspe tte East ssbjtct to ship.   

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