Sandusky Register Star News, March 12, 1953

Sandusky Register Star News

March 12, 1953

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Sandusky Register Star News (Newspaper) - March 12, 1953, Sandusky, Ohio FINAL EDITION Register More Than a Centurg in Tour Sertiee" THE VSKY Star- '^An In$titmtion ofPrvgrtm mmT TrUHkm Cloudy and mild with occasional rain tonight and Friday. Low tonight 45-50, Rain ending Friday afternoon, high 63. Cooler at night. Founded 1822.. Vol. 130. No. 276. Internalioaal N�wt S�ttIc� SANDUSKY. OHIO. THURSDAY, MARCH 12. 1953 SMidwtkT Ntwtpapert, lac Unitsd Ptan Prlc* FtT* Ciwlf BRITISH PLANE DOWNED BY RED JETS Police Nab Suspect In Auto Deals Quiz Detroiter On Disguising Stolen Cars, Sale ' COLUMBUS, March 12 (INS)-Police held a 51-year-old Detroit man today for questioning about shady used car deals after he appeared at headquarters to claim his, car, impounded for overtime parking. Detective Joseph R. Goodyear said the man, George D. Ingrom, had 11 aliases and wasn't even sure of his right name; but that he answered to a description they had of a man who had duped several persons into buying worn out taxicahs after taking them for a demonstration ride in his ov/n car. Ingrom confessed to dishonest practices in selling a late-model U.S. Drafts Angry Rejection Of Czech Note On Yank Plane WASHINGTON, March 12 (UP)-The United States today drafted an angry rejection of Communist Czechoslovakia's "fairy tale" olaim that a pair of American jet fighters had penetrated Red ten-itory before one was shot down in flames. ---- The stiff American replj- was j T> lit I �11 under prepai-ation at the Stale De-; ff dlSOIl PdrlCer'^^'^^"^^"^ "^""^'^ congres^inien AMNESIA VICTIM - Leo Williams prepares to start life anew in his forgotten home near Union, Conn., after living in Dayton, O., for the last fifte en years as a stranger to himself. A job application fingerprinting led to his true identification as Richard Merritt Agard of Union. Agard left his home fifteen years ago, suffered a complete loss of memory, and never knew of the death of his father or annulement of his first marriage. As Leo Williams, he remarried in 1941 and has four children. From left: Leo, Leonard, Lester and Caroline. Williams, .who will return to Union with his family, served in the China-Burma-India Theater in World War 2, winning six Air Force decorations. (NEA Telephoto) used car to a Columbus man and wife, police said. 'Twin' Is Sold Goodyear said the man would advertise a used car .for sale, take a prospective customer for a demonstration ride in his own car, then deliver to the buyer a completely different car, usually a worn out taxicab of the same model and painted just like it. Ingrom told police he had three "twin'' autos in Columbus now and "four others in Canada being painted." Police at Cleveland, meanwhile, arrested Donald C. Hurt. Bedford, who admitted disguising autos he slijle, then selling them complete wilh title. Stolen At Elyria Hurt admitted the practice on nine cars stolen in Cleveland, Akron and Elyria. Capt. Dennis Lynch of the Cleveland Police Auto Bureau said they were investigating other possible thefts. Hurt said he had been doing business as head of Hurt's Auto Sales in Cleveland for two years. Hurt's arrest came about through a tip from the Federal Bureau of investigation which had been checking associates of a known interstate auto thief arrested in December. Lynch said Hurt would buy demolished wreck of a fairly recent car. then steal a car identical to the one he had bought and .switch serial numbers, selling the stolen car with the wrecked car's title. New Standard Station- For Perkins-av And Milan-rd; Also Plon Housing Program One of the largest local real estate transactions in a number of years was completed this week when the Walter Jones property at the southwest corner of Perkins-av and Milan-rd was purchased by the Standard Oil Co. of Ohio. The transaction included the Jones' large brick home together with 21 acres of land. Introduce Bill To Ban Commercial Fishing On Bay COLUMBUS, March 12 (UP) -A bill to prohibit conunercial fishing in Sandusky Bay was introduced in the Ohio Honse today. The bill would also make shippers of commercial fish responsible for the legality of the fish in the shipment. The bill was introduced by Esther Hardy (R-Sandusky), Leslie M. Burge (R-Lorain), Dai ley R. Turner (R-Seneca) and J. K. Weaver (R-Hui-on). The bill, its sponsors said, is somewhat sti-onger tlian a similar bill which passed the House two years ago but was weakened in the Senate. It was introduced as tiie House convened at noon today. Indo-China Holds No. 2 Priority In Ammo Shipments WASHINGTON, March 12 (INS) -The Senat^ Armed Services committee has been told that Indo-China now has number two priority in ammunition .shipments - second only to Korea and ahead of Western Europe. The disclosure^ was made by top defense officials in secret testimony that is e-xpected to be made public in four or five days. It was the first word that the Eisenhower administration has decided definitely to give major help to the French in stopping communism in the Indo-China theater. Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont), demanded last month that aid to the Snutheast Asia_battle_area_he Four Commercial Fishing Concerns Plan To Set Nets Sunday, March 15, Is Opening Date Of 1953 Season; Ice Re mains In Parts Of Lake Erie. stepped up. He expressed belief that the Kremlin was plotting heavy intervention there through increased supplies and technical advice to the Commimists. Next Step ^ The Senate committee learned of the high priority for Indo-China during its Korean ammunition - shortage probe. The committee met today to plan the next step in its inquiry. Chairman SaltonstaJl (R-Mass.), said he will recommend appointment of a subcommittee to "go to ordnance procedures and try to cut' down on the lead time and the red tape." Mild Temperature Due To Continue The second day of balmy, spi-ing-like wcaUier today was expected! to sec tcinperaturcs in the near 60'.s rcgi.siercd beCore nightfall. The tempera litre liil 58 Wednes-da.\' ami a low of 48 Thursday morning. Internal Revenue Staff To Remain For Extra Hours Cloudy and mild, with showers'j^'p^jjjj^gjj Taxpayers May Receive Assist-' ance All Day Saturday, Monday From 8 A. M, Until Midnight. The Sandusky internal revenue office in the postoffice building will remain open Saturday from 8 a. m. until 5 p. m., and on Monday, March 16, from 8 a. m. until midnight to assist taxpayers in completing their 1952 tax and 195.'1 estimated tax forms, Harry F. Tone, agent, today an- "The entire Jones property was acquired in order to secure a corner plot 200 by 200 feet on which to construct a new ultra-modern service station," R. G. Tracy, divisional manager of Standard Oil Co.. in Toledo, stated today in announcing the purchase; Ceccoli Buys Property After taking off the plot necessary for its new station, the Standard Oil Co. sold the balance of the Jones property to John Ceccoli, Sandusky contractor, who will develop the property for residential purposes. Edward Feick, also a Sandusky building contractor, will be associated with Ceccoli in the development of the new building site, according to the latter. Ceccoli said that Mr. and Mrs. Jones had re-purchased their home site and will remain in Sandusky. The ojntire property purchased includes 900 feet frontage on Perkins-av and 1,000 feet on Milan-rd. The new service station will take 200 feet off from each frontage. The station will be one of the most modern in this area, Includ-ing four pump islands. The building proper will be of porcelain steel, masonry and . glass, Division Manager Tracy said. The new station will be built this spring (Continued on Page 28-Col. 6.) Reulher Asks T-H Changes; Rips Law As Subtle WASHINGTON, March 12 (INS) -CIO President Walter P. Reuther today asked Congress for a series of "substantial" amendments to the Taft-Hartley Act and frankly admitted they would amount to actual repeal of the labor law. Reuther told the House Labor committee that the legislation, enacted in the Republican 80th Congress, is "hostile to unions and collective bargaining" and the CIO insists-that the measure must ultimately be repealed. He listed seven major issues on which he wants amendments. In condemning the present law, Reuther chai'ged it was designed "in sly and subtle ways to thwart the rights it purports to accord workers and their unions." Local commercial fishermen were marking time today in readiness for settingr of nets on the opening day of the season, Sunday, March 15, Four Sandusky commercial, fishing concerns will operate out of the port of Sandusky this season. Tliey are Lay l^rothers Fisheries, Ii)c.. Favorite Fisheries, Ruby Fisheries^Iric;.,. and Chris Hansen..] ATI-�f^^#l^ettei^ With 'the'^exception of Hansen who is a gilnet-ter. Most of the commercial nets will be set Sunday although one operator plans to wait until Monday to place twine, he said. Few nets will be lifted before late Monday or Tuesday, meaning that Sanduskians need not expect fresh fish before late Tuesday or Wednesday, the big net operators advised. Commercial fishermen are not too optimistic about the prospects of favorable weather for fishing. Some look at the sky and predict there is still adverse winter weather ahead before Lady Spring actually puts in her appearance for keeps. There is considerable ice in tite lake above the islands, the fishermen report. East of the islands there is open water for placing Chief Of Medical Staff At Hospital D.r. F. O. Fry Is Named Vice Chief Dm-rng Annual Election . Of Officers At Good. Samaritan Wednesday. The Good Samaritan Hospital medical staff, in annual election Wednesday, named Dr. Watson D. Parker as chief of staff, and Dr. F. O. Fry as vice-chief of staff. Other officers elected were: Dr. C. J. Reichenbach, secretary; Dr. C. E. Swanbeck, head of department of svirgery; Dr. Fry, head of department of medicine and chief of section of internal medicine; Dr. W. C. Seller, chief of section of pediatrics; Dr. L. G. Parker, chief of section of general surgery and gynecology; Dr. H. E. Snedden, chief of orthopedic and traumatic surgery; Dr. J. C. Kramer, chief of section of eye, ear, nose and' throat; Dr. D. E. Sheldon, chief of section of obstetrics, and Dr. P. N. Squire, chief of section of anesthesia. The appointments to the Joint Advisory Committee which functions on co-related matters between staff and the board of trustees are Drs. Watson D. Parker, C. E, Swanbeck and Fry for the medical staff and B. G. Zeiher, F. H. Zuck, J. R. Kahler and W, R. Williams, hospital administrator, for the board of trustees. suggested warning the Communists that "bullets not notes" willj answer any new cold war attacks on U. S. planes. Quote Radar Sources U. S. rejection of the Czech charges was based on the word of the pilots, supported by ground radar watchers, that they had not crossed the German-Czech border during a routine patrol flight. Informed sources said radar operators saw the attacking MIG-15 jet fighters close in on the two U. S. F-86 Thunderjets 12 to 15 miles over Allied territory in Germany. State and Defense Department authorities said the Czech claim that the planes were 25 miles deep | in Czechosloyakia was a lie and a i Red coverup. An Air Force spokes-1 man called it a "fairj' tale" and' a "fantastic-exeuse." 1 Dead In Bomber Shooting Second Incident In 3 Days Occurs Over West Reich BULLETIN LONDON (UP)-The British Foreign Office said today that a British Lincoln bomber shot'down over Germany was attacked by "swept*wing jet fighters of a hitherto unidentified type." Demand Apologry The U. S. reply is expected to demand an apology for the "unprovoked and unjustified" attack, seek assurances it will not be repeated, and build a case for demanding approximately $200,000 indemnity for the wrecked plane. But the final wording of the note depends on an exhaustive Air Force investigation. The" note (Continued on Page 28-^Col, 5.) NEW UN HEAD?-The United States today Is grouping it.s forces behind Brig. Gen, Carlos P. Romulo of the Philipines as its choice for selection as the new secretary-general of the United NaUons, the $55,000 a year job now held by Norways' Tr>'g\'e Lie. Hot Race For Lie Post Underway; Romulo Joins LisI nets, they stated. The smaller operators will stay east and south of the islands until more, ice clears. Others wiU stay nearer shore and in protected waters until later in the season. The Canadian commercial season opened March 1, and according to ship-to-shore phone reports received by Sandusky fish companies the Canadian operators have been plagued by drifting ice with ,catches not amounting to much thus far. Okla. Pen Warden Reveals Foiling Of Escape Plan M'ALESTER, OKLA.. March 12 (INS)-A weai-y warden told today how he talked desperately for 45 minutes with three knife-wielding convicts before persuading them to abandon a breakout attempt. The three-one a convicted murderer-seized Warden Jerone Waters as a hostage and kill him when guards cut off their escape from the pkiahoma State penitentiary Wednesday. As Watei's argued with them, one lashed a glistening blade at him but was shouldered away by a cohort. He named the three as Gerald Clark, serving a murder term; Calvin Bettis, auto theft, and a man Identified only as Oliver. Waters said he would file charges of attempted murder against them. likely tonight, is the weather station's prediction for tonight and Friday, with cooler by Friday night. Low tonight is expected to be 46 to 52. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wooding, (J48 Camp-sl, a daughter, at Providence Hospital. Mr. .Old Mis. Robert Schaef-fer, .Monroeville, a son, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Ecuador Flood Toll 96 As Flood Pours Out Banks GUAYAQUIL.'E CU ADO R, March 12 (UP) -r, Niiiety-six persons were reported drowned ' or missing today in flood areas'along the rampaging '.'El Bravo"' River north of here. . Dispatches said 26 bodies had been recovered from water, that completely covered the village of Jaramijo in Manabi province. Searchers , in rowboats and launches were combing the village with grappling hooks, for more bodies. Seventy persons were missing. Thirty-five houses were swept away when the river, swollen by torrential rains, boiled over its banks, the reports said. Weichel Honored At BPOE Affair Congressman Alvin F. Weichel of the 13th Ohio district and chairman of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, along with 263 other members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks now sei"ving in the Congress, were honored last night by the Order of Elks, Washington Lodge No. 15, at a Congressional Night held in Washington. The feature of the evening was an initiation and the evemt was televised locally in the area of the nation's capitaL Congrassman Weichel is a member of Sandusky Lodge, No. 285. BULLETIN WASHINGTON (INS) - The Senate Armed Services committee today unanimously, upheld Gen. Van Fleet's charges of ammunition shortages in Korea and decided to name a subcommittee to continue the shell probe and fix responsibility. * LUENEBURG, GERMANY, March 12 (UP)-Two Soviet-type jet fighters today attacked a four-engined British plane near the Soviet-British frontier of divided Germany, killed at least one of its crew. members and reportedly forced it down in flames just inside the Soviet zone of Ger-many.---- UNITED N.ATIONS. N. Y., March 12 (INS) - \ hot race for the secretary general's post began in the UN today as the U. S. nominated Philippines Ambassador Carlos P. Romulo in opposition to Britain's candidate, Lester B. Pearson of Canada. Also proposed as successor to the retiring Trygve Lie of Noi--way was gun-toting Pohsh Foreign Minister Stanislav Skrzesezewski, hvho was nominated by Soviet Delegate Valerian A. Zoerin. A decision is likely to be taken in the Security Council Friday afternoon, when the 11-natlon bddy considers the .three nominatiotis placed before it. The fact that Lodge was first to place Romulo's name in nomination was seized upon by opponents of the Philippine,diplomat to draw the inference the U. S. is anticipating a Russlo veto, leaving only Pearson after elimination of the Polish foreign minister. Encircled Yank Patrol Rescued In 7-Hour Battle Launch Probe Of Newark Fire; 13 Dead, 29 Injured NEWARK, N. J., March 12 (INS) -Authorities today opened a full-scale investigation into a fire that killed 13 workmen and injured 29 others at the new .\nheiuser-Busch, Inc.. brewery at Newark Wednesday. Detectives said a preliminary investigation-indicated-that the The Royal Airforce in London identified the downed plane as an RAF Lincoln, a four-engined heavy' bomber. . ' Three men, the Air force said, parachuted from the crippled plane. One, a British Air ForcB sergeant, died enroute, to a German hospital. |He apparently had been attacked while parachuting to safety. His parachute and hit body were ripped with bullet holes, German_--eye-witnesses said. The attack was the second within three days by Soviet-type Communist aircraft on Western planes flying over Germany. An American Thunderjet was �ghoi down "iMesday over the Amer-zone of Western Germany ; len two Czechoslovak Russian- ; built MlG-15's attacked tW A,wiet� ican patrol jets. ' ' ' ."^ ,'. Find Survivor The British High Comnu$sion for Germany said in Bonn that on� survivor of the attack had been Uound. West German poUce said the in^ cident occurred in the "air corridor" from Hamburg to Berlin. First reports of the shooting cape from the tiny village of Nettze, nine miles east of Luene-berg and three miles west of the zonal border. British Airforce spokesmen at Hamburg said the crippled plan* landed in flames at Booitzenburg, just inside the Soviet zone of Germany. The incident was the seventh' in the past five years in which (Continued on Page 28-Col. 6.) fire may have been started by sparks from acetelyne and gasoline blow torches used by workmen. All the victims were employes of contractors working on the brewery. Workers laying pipe lines between the cork-insulated inner and outer walls of the six-story fermentation tank building were quoted as saying the blaze broke out in the cork. A fire alarm was turned in by several of the workmen who returned with hand extinguishers to wage an unsuccessful fight against the deeply-rooted blaze. The office will also be open Friday from 8 a. m. until 5 p. m. Taxpayers are permitted an extra day this year due to March 15 falling on ' Sunday. Song For Jigbt SAN FRANCISCO, CA'L., March 12 (UP)- Teacher Sarah Hagerty played "The Star-Spangled Banner" and asked her first grade to identify it. '"I know," a student in the back shouted. "That's the song they play every Friday on TV before the fights." Happy Over Swaps * * * � * * Two Families Make Business Deal EFFINGHAM. ILL., March 12 (UP)-Luther Fagan and . Lewis Manis, who swapped businesses and home addresses at the insistence of their wives, congratulated themselves today for marrying such intelligent women. Fagan was an automobile dealer. Manis owned a grocery. "My wife wanted to be in the grocery business and his wife wanted to be in the car business," Fagan said. "So we swapped." The men said they swapped "even up" They said it took them several months to make up their minds, but their wives kept goading them on. After they decided to trade businesses it was determined they should swap residences too. Fagan moved with his wife and three children into an apai'tment above the grocery. Manis and his wife moved into the five room house w^here the Fagans resided. SEOUL, March 12 (UP) - American infantrymen battled through a ring ot Chinese Communists today to rescue an outnumbered U. S. patrol that, made a seven-hour stand in the winter's heaviest snowfall to break up a Red attack. In .some sectors the snow changed to rain I'ate in the day and turned supply routes into quagmires. The American patrol, outnumbered neai-ly three to one, pounced on a 100-man Chinese force wh,en| it spotted the Reds moving acrossL ^ no-man's land to attack a UN posi-!VV ayne Piaff Is tion soutn of Pyongyang on the' central front. Bomb Dump Areas Allied fighter-bombers were grounded during the morning for the third straight day. During the night, 13 Okinawa-based B-29 Supei-forts sti'uck in three waves, shortly before raid-night to wreck three Red supply and troou areas 12 miles southwest of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. AR�IY DOC -Lieut. Fae M. Adams, San Jose. Cal., is the first woman physician to receive a Regular .^rmy commission. She will serve at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D C. (NEA Teelphoto) Search Atlantic For Tanker's Bow NEW YORK, March 12 (UP� - Coast Guard cutlers and aircraft searched the stormy North Atlantic 1.000 miles east of New York today for the bow of the Liberian tanker Angy missing since an explosion and fire broke her in two four days ago. Eight or nine persons, including the captain and his wife, were believed to be aboard the battered bow. Named Landlord Representative AfiaiTi Phnrfffft TIN With Slaughter Of Red Prisoners PANMUNJOM, KOREA. Marck* 12 (UP) - The Communists accused the United Nations again today of "wantonly" slaughtering prisoners of war in its "scheme" to extend the fighting in Korea. The accusation was one of several made by the Reds at a liaison-officers' meeting. The Reds alsQ charged the UN violated the tryce conference area by shelling it and by permitting airplanes to fly over it. At the same time, senior UN liaison officer Col. Willard D. Gar-lock denied a previous Red chargf . the UN aircraft attacked a Com-:^ munist convoy Jan. 21. Wayne Pfaff. 645 Osborne-st, retired retail drviggist, today was named landlord representative of the Ei-ie-co Rent Advisory Board by Acting Rent Stabilizer William G. Barr, Washington, D. C. on recommendation of Governor Frank J. Lausche. Pfaff will serve without com- News In Brief PARIS-The ne^-spaper Pari* Presse today reported that the So* viet satellite of Albania is near i-c volt and may break away from th� ACCIDENT HURTS FATAL TIFFIN, O., March 12 (INSi- Mrs. Aleta F. Stoffer, 75-year-old widow of a former Tiffin theater operator, died today just two hours after she walked into the. side of a car while crossing the street. pensation on a 10-member board, along with another landlord rep-j'^"^^'^" bloc withm _a few weeks, resentative, two tenant spokesmen and six public interested repre-; sentatives. Pfaff is a member of the Erie- COLUMBUS-Governor Lausch� jaccording to International Newi. Service, today said any campaign*; CO Property Owners' .\ssociation i by Lorain citizens to call the new and the Masonic Order. Quadruple Police To Protect Labor Dispute OAKDALE. lA., March 12 (UP) -Sta*e police responded today to an appeal from Mayor C..,H.Fens-termaker for more protection in a "near civil war" strike situation by quadrupling the force ol troopers. A worker's cai* was demolished by a dynamite blast Wednesday' to mai'k the 57th incident in a bng labor dispute involving two paper mills, Calcasieu Paper Company, and Southern Industries, Inc. Ohio turnpike, 'Adrairai King Turnpike" is out of his hahds and would have to be taken up direct in the division of stale fire mwi^^; \ shaU. - ;