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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - March 8, 1950, Mansfield, Ohio WEATHER Much colder, snow flur- ries tonight; colder Thursday. f STS CCL'JMDv'S 10. OHIO MANSFIELD NEWS-JOURNAL VOL, 66, NO. 2 TELEPHONE 7231-6 MANSFIELD, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1900 AMOCiated United International News Scrulco 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 safe-crack- ing at the R. E. Moorhead ..and Son, Inc., office. 37 Park Avenue West, was thwarted shortly before 8 p. m. yes- terday 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 Moor- head showrooms on West Luth- 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. Burfcbolder, Moorhead agency salesman, arid Albert Merkle, Moorhead agency business man- ager, opened the garage doors. Merkle said he and Eurkholder were unaware of other occupants in the building when they en- tered by the front door. He said the safe-cracking attempt was discovered when he noticed gSass 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 knock- ed off the safe. Two crowbars and a wedge were found in the office. Police said both entrance and exit had been made by th'e west- 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- plexion and wearing cither a brown or grey suit. Also under police investigation today was an attempted break- ing and entering at die Pennsyl- 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 se- 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 seven-to- nothing decision upheld the one per cent city income tax levied by Toledo, but outlawed the Day- ton tax because of a technicality, Income taxes also arc levied by the cities of Coiumbns, Youngslown, Spri n g f i e I d, Portsmouth and Warren, and are under consideration by other cities, incltjoHn; Cincin- nati. The court's decision basically was that the state has not pre- empted the field of income tax- ation and that the state leigsla- 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 ac- cepted 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 gov- ernment, 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 nation- al assembly, out-voting fist-fight- Jng communist deputies 393 to 186. approved today a law pro- 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 antf-rom- mnnist bill. A powerful force of 230 security irnards 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 govern- ment's pn-n-ers 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 oiiiy the death penalty could be applied. Aomes Alleged Red WASHINGTON (INS) Sen. McCarthy (B) Wis.. today ntmed Dorothy Kenycn. mem- ber of a commission to the United Nations, as the first of his list of altered fellow-trav- elers or communists in the State tfeparttnoit. 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 bliz- zard and will drop the mercury to about 15 degrees tonight in this section of Ohio. Mansfield's temperatures rang- 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 compar- ed with the blizzards and gales that lashed areas in the midwest. The Dakotas, Minnesota and Ne- braska reported winds up to 100 miles an hour, while blizzards and dust storms hit Kansas. Texas, Colorado and New Mex- ico reported huge dust clouds, as strong winds fanned prairie fires in Texas. Kansas and Nebraska. All highways in the stale were closed when Ihe storm brought six inches of snow lo Nebraska. Scores of motorists were isolated on snow-bound roads. Northern Pacific railroad pas- 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 BidauH's covcmment or- dered ihe draft of 100.000 public utility workers today to avert a nationwide gas and clectricrty stoppagc 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 Ihe workers by policemen makes those who refuse to xvork subjccl 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. yes- terday 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, presi- dent of the company, said loss included 200 pounds of saus- age, valued at and a quan- tity of paper cat-Ions, 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 print- ing on the cartons caused gas- eous fumes. No damage was done to the building. Kearns said. He ex- plained that the holss in the ce- 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 -station 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 sta- tion behind that smoke mask that Clyde Hunter is helping to adjust. The scene was the in- terior 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 car- tons. At the right, firemen use their aerial ladder to battle the fire from the roof. Arms Floiv Under Way NORFOLK. Va. W A heavy crane hoisted an Ameri- 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 Dix- mude. before, the acting French ambassador. Jean Dari- dan. said the military aid pro- Iljifl11 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, coun- ty, state and national officials. Of the city's 180 attorneys, bankers, physicians, and dent- 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 Ihe Novem- ber election. Eleven dentists are not re- gistered 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 clas- sified section of the telephone book and checked against elec- 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 elec- 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 elec- tions. Demists were at the bot- tom with only seven or 18 per ccnl of the 38 dentists voting at primary and general. Taken by groups, they stack up I bus: 38 sur eyed: 16 not voted in both elections; 3-4 voted only in the general election; seven are registered and eight cast no ballqt. Bankers 2S surveyed; 12 voted in both elections; seven voted only in general; two voted only in the primary: two are not registered. Attorneys 49 surveyed; 27 voted in both elections: 15 voted only in the general election; and seven are not registered. Citizens must have voted at least once in two years prior to a'n election to be eligible to vote. Registrations for the May pri- mary close March 22. Fund Climbs To Receipts in campaign to the Red Cross raise in Mansfield and Richlard county today reached 3 lotal 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 ihe list of those contribut- ing 100 per ccnl to the campaign yesterday. They arc Bogner Cleaners: Willis, Willis, and Os- mond, public accountants: King Shoe Co.: Siegenthaler's; Culp Brothers icwelers: Phar- the deter- registered; 16 voted onlv in JJadison Ihcatcr: Dan's mined effort which France is j genera! election; four registered i Dan's Quality Meats: Joseph making to ensure her own se-' but cast no ballot last year and i Ferrise fruit market: Kmkel's curity. a condition and corse-j seven voted in both elections. iMarkel: and Mayberry and Bal- qucncc of Ihe security of 1 Physicians 7C surveyed: 21 licit, realtors. Council Acts To Settle Suits City Seeks Gear Title To Park Area City council, foreseeing pos- sible legal difficulties over the control of Central Park proper- ly, last mghl took sleps to gain c3car lillc to the properly. It is al present controlled by descendants of the original donors of Uic land. Council rasscd an ordinance appropriating for City So- licitor C. J. Kalbflcisch to use m obtaining icgal assistance in the settlement of five common pleas couri cases. Included in !hc five is a suil lo be instigat- ed by the cjfy :o obtain clear j lille to Central Park property. 1 Traffic Committee Chairman Harry JJol lings worth in ex- plaining the ordinance ex- pressed the opinion thai the city should have clear title to Ihe land "whether or not we decide lo build the parking garage." A committee headed by Ear? Kochhciser, explained to city council the plan of conslruct- ing a 560 car parking garage under Central Park al a cost of Council is studying the pro- posal, but some members have also shown interest in another plan lo solve the par Jang prob- lem. This would be to pur- chase several jwrkmj: lols and equip them with melcrs. 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 Mans- field Telephone Co. The cilv needs the land lo ex- tend Fifth St. lo AshlantJ Rd.. which win complele a one-way street system planned by the city last year. Three cases against ihe cily for wind and storm damage are pending in common pleas court, and will be settled by the city solicitor with legal as- 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 county-w i d e Farm Bureau committees, the legislative and home-community groups, will have a two-hour ses- sion with Taft at North Lake Park to start the day. This meet- ing is scheduled for For dinner and an evening ad- dress. Senator Taft will be at the meeting of. the Mansfield- Shelby Foremen's Club at the Westinghouse Cafeteria and au- ditorium, Taft's supporters, including r e p r e S entative 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 Mansfield-Leland 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 Gilmorc (Continued on Page 2) Worker Dies In Mishap Felix Jordan, 42-year-old fath- er of eight children, died at Gen- eral hospital at p. m, yes- terday of injuries he suffered about an hour earlier-while work- ing at the Empire Steel plant, Jordan lived at 327 Crystal Spring St. Hospital attendants said Jor- 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 nelvis and severed arterial vessel. DEAD Don't Call Call Mom! mothers not get night sticks or po- lice sticks, but they may get limited police powers to help solve some traffic problems. Police Chief Kermit Wcstbay suggested yesterday the forma- tion of a volunteer mothers patrol croup to be on hand at street intersections at school dismissal hours. Westbay lold the Lima Coun- cil of Parents and Teachers that the mothers' chief duties would be to report tile license numbers o! drivers who failed to obey schoolboy patrol sig- nals 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 inves- tigation 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 Swanger's 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 Shel- 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 18-year-old Shelby man and a 21-year-old Mansfield, R. D. 1, man. He was brim at Slone Moun- tain. Ga.. July 29, 1S07, and came lo Mansfield in 1929. He had been employed at the steel plant since thai time. He was a member of SI. Paui church in Slonc Mountain. G-a- Surviving arc bis wife, Sylvia: five sons. George W., William John S.. James R., and WaJ- Ivr E.; and three daughters. Sharlcne, Gladys, anrj Caroline Ann. ail of Mansfield; three brolhcrs. Waller of Mansfield, and Paul and William, bolh ol Stone Mountain: ihree sisters, Miss Ida Giay of Slonc Moun- tain. Mrs. Jessie M. Harmon c-f Scoldale, Ga.. and Mrs. Lizzy CrowJey of Cincinnati; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call al the Geiger funeral hoinc. Arrangements arc incomplete. House OK's Oleo Bill WASHINGTON (UP) The administration bill to repeal fed- eral oleomargarine taxes faced one iiast congressional hurdle to- day with its eventual passage virtually assured- The only serious uncertain- 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 Ihe Senate. A compar- abie margin of approval was expected in the Senate whenever the measure is brought up. The present version of the bill was drafted by a conference committee which ironed out dif- ferences between the bills passed previously by the two chambers. The committee eliminated a Senate provision lo require 1he j sale of oleo in triangular pack- ages. A provision requiring restau- rants serving oleo to use trian- gular pats was retained, howev- er. Rep. August H. R.. Minn., led the dairy bloc in its loct House slanri against the 1 conference report. He argued that Ihe bill would "speed the t liquidation of Use dairy indus- trv." Flagpole Causes Tragedy Shears Wing From Liner By ROBERT W. HEFTY MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. _, twin-engine airlin- er struck a flagpole in a raging blizzard last night before crashing into a housa and killing 15 persons, offi- cials 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 ]6th victim of the crash was. a man who died of-a 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 volun- teers joined police and firemen in fighting the flames. Despita the near zero cold and raging storm. 3.000 persons iammed ths streets of the upper-middle class neighborhood to watch. LANDING ATTEMPT FAILS The plane, flying Northwest airlines' flight 307 from Wash- mgton 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 Holmcsville. north of Millers- burg, who boarded the plane at Madison, Wis. for Minneap- olis. Mrs, Hott was en route to Mondoui, Wis., to visit a sister, Mrs, Charles Schraft, Sunday her husband drove Mrs. Hott to Jamesvllle, 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 Don- ald B. Jones, Minneapolis, to "lose the landing of- ficiais 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 flagpole.at the Fort Snelling mil- itary 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- tified the Wold-Chamberlain air- port of the accident and they or- (Continued on Page 2) DENIED BALLOT SPOT COLUMBUS t. L. Marshall, of Euchd. was denied place on Ihe May primary bal- lot by Ihe stale supreme court i today. Johnson Critic Loses High Posl WASHINGTON 'J> _ Dis- closure th.it a Nrfvy critic of Secretary r-f Defense Johnson is brinq transferred out of his hish medical post raised some blood pressures in Congress today. The officer involved is Rear Adm, Jot! Bonne, who has called Johnson's economy cut- back of military hospitals a "shortsighted" policv. Military headquarter al the Pentagon confirmed thai eight days ago. Feb. 23. Boone was told he was being removed from ,nJ5 post as chief of Ihe joint plans and action division of the defense department's office of medical services. The deparl- mcnl supplied no reasons. Zoning Plan Uiiit 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 ordinaoce- A three-man committee appointed by Council President Paul Bush to assist in getting a zoning ordinance. Members of the council com- mittee are Michael, Mihalick, chairman: Harry Holiingsworth and Ernest J, While. The mayor said it was possible that he would call a special coun- cil meeting to act on the legisla- tion to avoid waiting until April lo get started on the zoning dinance. He said the plan now is to in- clude an area three-miles outsida the city in the zoning regulations. The Classified Pages Are Loaded With' Value! Turn Ihc Classified section lo lind what you need. There is big srlcclion of used cars, new and used furniture, homes for sale and rent, scr- offered and just about anything you are in ihe mar- ket for. That's why the Classi- fied section is called the Peo- nies' TUarket Place. Place your ad there. You'll get results: This ad ran one time. produced 20 calls and sold the car. Cost Sl.OQ. TORS tex'S CM FUons Jnst Cal! 7231-6 for a Quick-Action Classified Ad 3WSPAPER
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