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   Marion Daily Star, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1951, Marion, Ohio                               w BATHER and colder Bight Low 32 to 27. Tuesday con- siderable cloudiness and little warmer. STAR HOME EDITION VOL. LXXV> NO. AuoeUMd Interactional United Prtn, SUU MARION.iOfflO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1951. 28 PAGES c o p y by Carrier Lima Civil Defense Drill Costs Policeman ?s Life, Injures 7 Truman Reviews World Situation Causes Death Ambulance Collides With 2 Autoa, Sending Six to Hospital LIMA moi-'k air raid drill Sunday cost the life ot a Lima policeman and injuries to seven other persons as a series of mishaps marred the second test of Lima's civil defense organiza- tion. Patrolman Charles F. Bozeman, 43, died at a.m. (EST) today In a Lima hospital of injuries re- ceived when a smoke bomb ex- prematurely' and blew away part of his skull. Another policeman, George Wilson, 33, was treated for pow- der burns as a result of a second premature bomb explosion. An ambulance, headed by a simulated emergency run to pick up. collided with two autos, sending anothei six per- sons to a hospital.'Two of them were injured seriously. Mayor Stanley Welker ap- pointed a committee to investi- gate the accidents winch marred he second test ot Lima's civil defense organization. Bombs To Signal Alert About 25 police officers had been assigned to set off the black powder bombs in various parts of the city. They were to signal the start of the alert. Bozeman was to set off four of them in a field across from his home. Each bomb had an eight- inch fuse and two to go off on the ground and the ether in the air. had ex- ploded one without mishap. His wife heard the second one go off, looked' out the window and iftw him wounded on the ground. Bowman's clothing was aflame. A neighbor, Louis Sunderhaus, threw a. coat over fiozeman to put out the fire. Bozeman was taken to St, Rita's Hospital for an emergency operation. He died 14 hours later. Police Chief Xormit Westbay the bombs the type usually used -in Fourth of July celebrations. The (uses were sup- posed to burn eight seconds be- fore the bomb exploded, giving the time to get out of range. 5 Report Carfr Westbay told newsman at leas', five police officers reported their bombs exploded before the tight seconds elapsed. Injured in the collision of the ambulance and the automobile were A. W. Cantwed. tuneral dl- Charles McCann Returns To Marion With Family Gl Brings Home Japanese Bride Allies Press For Action On PO W's Demand Reds Quit Stalling, Negotiate On Exchange MUNSAN, Meeting Set To Discuss Plan Propose Combined Fund Drive for Charities Charity organizations and groups which carry on community welfare programs will have an opportunity to express their views on a proposal to combine all .such-efforts in a Federated Drive at-a meeting to be held Monday, Jan. 7, 1952. Announcement of the meeting, which will be held at 8 p.m. at the YMCA, is being made today by Cleo R. Ludwig, presi- Police Across Nation Asked To Hunt Killer Believed To Have Escaped Cleveland Alter Slaying Officer CLEVELAND FBI agents' set to. join the chase, 'po- lice throughout the nation; were asked today to watch' out for a dangerous West Coast' hoodlum named George F. Ross. He is charged with murdering a Cleve- land policeman. The 27-year-ojd burglar and Attend Shmv Giving Toys Some boys and girls from Marion, each of whom gave one toy or more as admission, attend. ed special "kids shows" held Sat urday morning In two Marion theaters, the Palace and New Ohio, to help with a project of providing a better and happier Christmas for many less fortu- nate children of the city. The special shows were held by the American Legion as a lo- cal project this year, to collect toys which will be distributed among the young people in Mar- lon who otherwise would not re- ceive gifts during the holiday sea- son. The project was sponsored by Bird-McGinnis Post 162, Amer- ican Legion, and backed by t h e Marion Chamber ot Commerce re- tail board of managers. Boys and girls at the Marlon County Children's Home are scheduled to receive some of the toys in addition to Marlon chil- dren. Those attending the shows saw technicolor feature in addition to comedlee and cartoons. For the affair, theater manage- ments donated vthe use of the theaters and operators and theater donated their time. WEATHER REPORT Noon Today 31 bMWMB TiBt ex-convict, police warned, is fully armed and "extremely, danger- ous." Less than a month ago, they said, he and a pal held up. a Se- attle policeman, robbed him o and stole his revolver. That same Colt revolver was by Ross in shooting to death Traffic Patrolman Forney L Haas, 43, and the -father of two children, police believe. Ross is charged with first de- gree murder. Police stay he sho Haas Saturday -afternoon in a room Ross was renting and using as a central place to store loo from burglaries. The argumen was over a traffic violation. Identifies Picture There were no witnesses to tin shooting.. .However, Mrs.. Lottl Cooper, the proprietor of th rooming house where Ross stayed under the name "B. w. Mont gomery" was in another part o the house at the time and poii lively identified his police pic ture. After a tough sleepless week end, Deputy Inspector James E Me Arthur' ot the detective bu reau now thinks Ross got out o Cleveland.' He says he may. be heading east, or southeast becaus the west is "too hot." Frank StoryM Cleveland's .Maximum 42 Minimum 27 Rainfall Trace One Year Te4ar Maximum 31 Minimum 1ft e Sun at am and at Bi04 (Turn to KILLER, Page 12) Big 4 End Arms Talks PARIS high diplo matlc source said today the West Powers .and Soviet Ruasii have, agreed on formation 'of i disarmament 'commission whicli could consider rival East an West plans for arms reduction and atomic This would.no permit use of his name Mid the agreement was the only Importan concrete remit of the long secret tajks of, the Big Four powers on disarmament; He Mid it appeared that th Western plan for arms limitation and reduction plus the Sovle version of disarmament plant would be put before a ditarma ment commission next'-spring w'th instructions to start' work o drawing up limitation pro- CHARLES MeCANN AND HIS JAPANESE WIFE, Seiko, are shown above with their chil- dren, Carla, right, and Michael in their home at 249 Uncapher Ave. The family arrived in Marion last week from Japan, where Sgt. McCann was five years. By NANCY NOON The Japanese wife of a Marion serviceman is catching'her breath n her Marion home today .after raveling' more than miles y plane and train from her home- end. r1' The attractive young woman is e former Seiko Sakamoto, wife of Charles McCann, a vet- ran of 11 years with the U. S. Army; The couple'arrived in Mar-' on with their two 8 and are living at 249 Uncapher Ave. Their trip from Japan to Ameri- a started In Tokyo Nov. 21. They lew from there to Hickam Field n Honolulu where they waited for Ive days on 2-hour' alert for a ilane to bring them to this coun- ry. Finally a plane carried them o Travis Air Force Base in Cali- ornia, and from there they caught .train for Ohio. Making the long journey with heir parents were itwo-month-old Michael >ahd his twinkling-eyed ister, Carlo, who will be three years' old In- January. Looking Forward to Santa Although Michael is too young to appreciate the Christmas season, 2arla is looking forward: to a Visit from Santa Claus, whom she ex- pects will arrive in an airplane with a small table and chair set and a toy broom for her. The lit- tle girl spoke Japanese fluently until, association with American children at army bases caused her ;o .forget the language and star speaking English. Now, when asked a question1 in Japanese, she responds -In English; Carla was born in'her 'mother's hometown, Morioka, which is situ- ated on the island of Honshu abou S50 miles-north of Tokyo. Michae Couple Die n Accident s Woman Killed In Collision Near Upper Sandusky' A Delaware County couple died n a train-truck collision in Co- utttbus and a Michigan woman was killed in a traffic accident (Turn to Gl BRINGS', Page 23) Give a Christmas Clearinghouse, Lists This Family This 4j one of a series 'about needy 1 amities listed with the "Give a. Christmas" clearing- house maintained by the Junior Service Guild at .the Salvation Army. Organizations or indi-' to contribute J'ood, clothing or toys may obtain the name of a needy family by calling -the clearinghouse at i "r'J' Mrs. Z's husband 'has 'deserted her, leaving her with two small children to support. She works part-time while her elderly grandmother? cares for the ehil- N t i 1 The youngest child, Jamea, is one i year old. .His health 'has always been poor; and 'his mother would like a kiddie-car or walker 'to x help him around. older child, John, would like a; tricycle. These are articles which the" to provide with heir lim- _ iajM appreciate near Upper weekend. Sandusky over the Gerald M. Weber, 21, and-his wife, Ruth, 18, of near Galena in Delaware County, died instantly when the truck in' which they were riding was struck by a New York Central.passenger train Sat- urday at a crossing on the Worth- ngton-Galena Hd. near Colum- bus. A year-old son, Gerald Jr. survives. Death of Mrs. Hattie of Jackson, Mich., was attributed ;o a fractured neck suffered when the car in which she was riding with her daughter and son-in-law of Alliance'was involved in an ac- cident on'U.S. Route 30-N seven miles west of 5 p.m. Sunday. 'j Two Injured visiting with the couple, Mr. and' Mrs. Lawrence Fox. Fox, 54, is- in Wyandot Me- morial Hospital, Upper Sandusky suffering from possible fracture collar bone and lacerations-of the chin and hands. His 'wife Clara 55, suffered from shock and mi nor cuts. The accident occurred when Mr. Pox swerved to .avoid hitting another car, skidding about 7 feet and crashing through a ditc and into a utility pole. A witnes said the car preceding Fox's au tomobile had made a, sudden let turn at, an causin Fox 'to' swerve. The other' ca reportedly did not stop followin the accident. Electrical service in the rura area was cut off temporarily wher the utility pole snapped of breaking down power lines. The body of Mis. Harris -ha been returned.to a Jackson, Mich funeral "Double Double funeral services lor Mr and Mrs.' Weber will be at 2 m. Wednesday in the McConagh Funeral Home in Worthington. Korea United Nations command today demanded an answer tomorrow from the Communists on the Al- lied proposal to "start immediate negotiations for exchange of pris- oners of war in Korea. There was no indications what the Red reply will be. The Reds have stood pat on their demand that the U.N. answei; their proposal for behind- the-lines inspection by represen- tatives of neutral nations before discussing prisoners. U.N. negotiators said the mat- ter still is under study. From Tokyo, the United Na- tions radio Tuesday night lam- basted the Communists in one of the bitterest attacks from an Al- lied source. It accused the Reds of holding U.N. prisoners for blackmail and ransom to win their the question of po- icing an armistice. "Quit Stalling" The Allies 'in effect told the Communists at Panmunjom Mon- day to quit stalling on the prim- mer issue. They told the 'Reds that an Al- ied liaison officer will be in 'annumjom at a.m. Tues- lay p.m..EST Monday) for heir answer. And a one-man U.N, subcom- mittee will be ready to start ne- ;otiations for the exchange of trisoners 2Vt hours later. Joint subcommittees working oh arrangements for enforcing a truce met only 41 minutes Mon- day. They quit as far apart as ever but scheduled another ses- sion for 11 a.m. Tuesday (9 p.m. EST Excerpts from the U.N. radio nroadcast were distributed to cor- respondents in Tokyo by Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway's headquar- ters in a bulletin labeled "not an official release." Held as The'broadcast declared that the Communists "have made hostages of all U.N. prisoners still alive m Jed camps" by their apparent re- fusal to talk about exchanging prisoners unless the U.N. gives n to their demands, for policing ;he truce. "This Communist blackmail, dent of the Marion County Com- munity Foundation. Action on the proposed consoli- dation of fund raising campaigns and the date for the meeting was taken following considerable dis- cussion over a period of by organizations and" persons inter- ested' in community welfare drives, Mr. Ludwig states., Campaigns of this type have met with considerable success in other communities according to surveys made by those interested in a combined drive, and at the January meeting discussions will be held to bring out the various angles to be dealt with. Presidents of the various groups are asked to bring the plan be- fore their organizations and to be represented at the meeting. Letters have been sent to the heads of the Business and Profes- sional Women's of the heart drive, the Marion County Tuberculosis and Health Associa- tion, Infantile Paralysis of Dimes, Marion County Chapter of American Red Cross, Cancer Society an the Marion County Crippled Children's'Society. Letters have also been sent to the heads of various other inter- ested groups including the Manu- facturers Council, Retail Merch- ants, labor organizations, Granges, Service Clubs, farm organizations, church groups and women's clubs. (Turn to ACCIDENT, which is a thousand times more repulsive than the ordinary act of kidnaping by the lowest form of gangster, should not come as a complete surprise' to the free the 'broadcast continued. 'The Communists have long held hostages for ransom of one type or another in Europe." Only 17 Days Until Deadline 'Korea 17 days remain for Allied and Communist negotiatprs to agree on an armistice in the 30-day time limit they the out- look is gloomy. The negotiations entered their sixth month' today with an Al- lied' demand. for immediate on exchanging prisoners of war The Reds have stalled on this. The' truce subcommittee also are locked in stubborn debate over how to .enforce an armi- stice. The talks have piled up a rec- ord 'of Lbitter debate, delay, dis- trust, deadlock varying times since they opened July suspension. Clyde Hinamon Elected Head Of Fair Board Succeeds McNamara; Mayers, Campbell, Hall Also Named Clyde Hinamon of near Marlon was elected president of the Mar- ion County Agricultural Society Saturday afternoon at the annual organizational meeting of the board of directors. The session was held at the Memorial Coli- seum. t Hinamon succeeds Dr. J. 6. McNamara of Marion, who has served as president during the past year. Hinamon has served as vice president and treasurer of the board during the past year. Harley A. Mayers was elected vice president, Harry Hall was named treasurer and Clifford L. Campbell of Morral was re- elected secretary. The new president appointed Don Clements, Frank M. Foster and Mayers as members of the executive committee. Other appointments as depart- ment supervisors made toy Hina- mon were as follows: concessions, Don Clements, Edward Bender and Harley Mayers; fine Miss Marjorie Porter; machin- ery, R. E, Scott; granges and vege- tables, Earl Seokel; poultry, Wil- liam Rhoads; dairy cattle, Gomer Johnson; beef cattle, Victor Greis; swine, Harry Laucher; sheep, Richard Baldinger; junior fair and grandstand, Frank. Fos- ter. Dr. J. G. McNamara and Harry Beaver; and Coliseum, Joe Vogel. The officers and most of the members of the local fair board are planning to attend the an- nual state convention of fair board members to be held next month at Columbus. Reconvenes ?or Turnpike, COLUMBUS 99th General .Assembly returned today or its fist special .session to speed onstruction of a northern Ohio urnpike. The opening gavel was cheduled to fall at p.m. Gov. Frank J. Lausche called le- lawmakers back to change he turnpike law so 'bankers can market revenue .bonds promptly. Honey from the sale of bonds to rivate interests will pay for the 40-mile, toll super- road linked to the Pennsylvania complete their work by tonight. But House leaders predicted it will take representatives at least until Tuesday. Most of them ex- pressed confidence the legislature will approve the change. The proposed amendment seeks 10 Aug. 17-22 has been tenta- tively set as the dates for 'the 1052 Marion County Fair but must be approved by the state secre- tary of agriculture beforetbeinj made final. This approval will not be granted until the- state con- vention. Following the business meeting the group was served a luncheon in the Coliseum dining room. express belief privately that sn armistice agreement may.yet be reached' by Dec. 27. That was the date agreed upon as a deadline when the issue of a buffer zone across Korea was settled Nov. 27. Hurl Back 9 Red Attacks SEOUL; .Korea Nations forcer 'threw back nine minor "Reef prsbing attacks along the'frozen Korean war front yes- terday and today.' ''VU.S'. Eighth Army communi- ques said five of the feeler strikes were made on- the eastern'front, Norwalk City Hall Looted of NORWALK, O. in this Huron County seat of were Vsking today: "How come in c ash was left in 'cit; hall, over the "'Who stole Loss of the money was discov- ered by the city hall custodian yesterday. Burglars had broken a basement window and entered the lint floor through a trapdoor. All of the city hall offices, in eluding the mayor's, were, ran sacked and left in disorder. Police Chief Frank Kromer saU it "undoubtedly, was -a profes- sional job." for' the large amoun of cash on hand in city wa explained by service directo Reed Taylor. He said Saturda was a due date for quarterly wa (Turn to TKUCI, a) ter and monthly and municipal light "'plant CLYDE HINAMON Meets With Advisers At White House Korea Said To Be Top Item; Chat With McGrath Slated WASHINGTON (AP) Freai- dent Truman reviewed the world situation, with particular empha- sis on the Korean truce negotia- tions, at White House conference today with his military and dip- lomatic advisers. One of the matters presumably discussed was what course the, United States should follow if the present Korean peace talks fail to produce a complete armistice by Dee. 27, the deadline set by truce negotiators when the issue of a buffer zone across Korea was settled on Nov. 27. Mr. Truman cut short hif Flor- ida vacation by a week to fly back yesterday for this and other con- ferences. Meeting with Mr. Truman were secretary of defense Lovett, un- dersecretary of state Webb, the secretaries of the three armed services and the members ot the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Seeking to allay tension which grew out of the sudden announce- ment Saturday that he was fly- ing-back to Washington, Mr. Tru- man told reporters Sunday: "There is nothing get it into your minds that the world is coming to an end." Get Top Billing The Korean negotiations had top billing on the agenda for the White House meeting. Mr. Truman also disclosed that' he will follow up the study of the delicate international situation with, a conference with attorney general- McGrath and other offi- cials of the Justice Department which will presumably cover a congressional investigation into federal tax scandals. Asked by reporters, who inter- viewed him when he landed at the Washington airport yesterday, whether he would discuss the Ko- rean situation, among other things, Mr. Truman said, "of course." And he said this meeting will be followed by a conference with the attorney general and several other people in McGrath's office, "probably? this afternoon. Silent on Cleanup The White House has maintained uropike. Senate leaders said they could Turn to LEGISLATURE, P. 12) Girl Admits Fated Shooting Of Stepfather LONDON, O. 18-year- old girl Sunday admitted she shot and killed her stepfather because she thought he was choking her mother, Sheriff Harold-R. Bidwell reported. The sheriff said Barbara Ann Seville, 18, shot Russell 2B, n the chest with an old frontier- type revolver in their home seven miles southwest of London. Bidwell quoted her as saying: "I looked up and he was choking my mother, and it scared me ,and reached in my pocket and pulled the gun out-and shot him." Prosecutor. Forest E. Sidener said Barbara, who was being held in the Madison County jail, will be charged'with second-degree mur- der. Bidwell said Barbara told him she had put the gun in her pocket to keep it out ot reach of her step- father and mother, Dorothy, 87. her parents had been arguing after returning home from a visit several London taverns. After the shooting, Barbara went to neighbors, called the police and asked for a doctor; Baird was dead when officers arrived..' Bidwell said his body wsj aent to Cohim- burfor aaautopcr. resolute silence, on published re- ports Mr. Truman is considering some "dramatic move" instituting in the tax scandals. These reports have speculated he might assign FBI director'J. Edgar Hoover to a government- wide inquiry, that he might name Republican and Democratic law- yers to prosecute miscreants and that he might set up a bi-partisan commission to- make an inquiry independent of current hearings by a House ways and means sub- committee. Started Speculation The: sudden announcement from Key West late Saturday that Mr. .Truman was back to Wash- ington Sunday for his White House conference Monday sparked widespread, speculation as to the purpose of the meeting, especial- ly since Irving Perimeter, assist- ant presidential press secretary, refused to answer questions con- cerning it- However, Mr. Truman told re- porters, upon boarding the presi- dential plane, the at Key West: "I don't want any great amount of fuss on this. It is necessary for me to have a bi-monthly ence with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the world situation. "It is much easier for me to. go back than to take all these people away from their work. I've had a very pleasant month's vacation and I'm going to put in a week of hard work in Washington." Then, he went on to add: "I also have a conference) scheduled with the attorney gen- eral and several people la his of- fice." Upon Dveks his arrival in Washing- ton less than four hours later, the President was asked whether the conference with McGrath would cover the matters brought into, the inquiry by the House (Turn to 1ST fl- iNEWSPAFERr   

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