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   Sandusky Register (Newspaper) - March 28, 1940, Sandusky, Ohio                                OOMPLtTt associated PR8 8S (#) R�POftT8 The Sandusky Register Sanduskf>$ oldest Business Institution    is rising on the Pacific coast. During the last 24 hours snows have occurred in the- lake region. Temperatures have risen in the Ohio, the   middle   Mississippi   and   the lower Missouri valleys. The outlook is for light rain or snow Thursday and Friday in the lower lake region and in the south portion of the north Atlantic states ,und for occasional rain In the up-V>r Ohio valley and the north portion of the middle Atlantic states and for showers in the lower Ohio valley. It will be slightly colder on Thursday i� the upper Ohio valley. Temperatures will rise on Friday in the tower lake region. hQCAh pata-Highest temper-ftture yesterday 36; on same date lust year 39; lowest temperature yesterday 38; on same date last year 32; precipitation yesterday 0.75; on same date last year .01; ^humidity: 7:30 a. m. 94, 1:30 p. pi. 91; sun^rjses today �:21; sun e*U> today Bricker Orders Leave No Stone Unturned In Search. COLUMBUS, 0., March 27 (IP)--State officials trying to break the 12-year-old mys tery of Orrville's missing "little boy blue" still cast about for tangible "leads" tonight in a revived investigation. Told by Governor John W. Bricker to "leave no stone unturned," Investigators tracked down numerous clues without getting concrete evidence concerning Melvin Horst who wa3 four years old when he went out to play Dec. 27, 1928, and didn't come back. A quiet Investigation the last six months, said Welfare Director Charles L. Sherwood, has produced "no evidence yet to show that the boy is either alive or dead." But Orrville's mayor, C. Wylle Willa-man, asserted, "we know morlo about this case than has ever been known before." Tips came in from many sources. Including a convict. Investigators spent futtte-^hours^watehlng places the boy was supposed to have been seen. The search extended from coast-to-coast. Officials were disposed to bo close-mouthed, fearful that harm still might befall young Melvtn. Sherwood expressed doubt, though that the boy knew his identity If he were alive. Little credence was given Information from Tony Lafatch of Stark-co, serving a 10 to 25-year term for robbery, since he told five different stories. He said he could solve the mystery if promised a pardon. Two persons were convicted of kidnaping the Horst boy, but wer� retried and acquitted. Mrs. Raymond Horst, mother of the youngster, said she had not been aware - of the state investlga- I tlon and remarked, "ever so often these stories about our boy.. seem, to crop out." She lives near Orr-ville, 40 miles south of Cleveland-  )-\Yil mington and Hamilton police acted quickly on a tip late today and art rested three youths wanted for questioning in the $160 holdup of a West Union huckster and subsequent shooting of a fourth boy who was tossed dying in front of a physician's home. Police Chief Everett Dqwniug and Deputy Sheriff Floyd Foote. both of Wilmington, announced that two of the youths had made full confessions. The third waa not questioned Immediately but all three were taken to Wilmington tonight. Downing said armed roo-hery charges probably would oe filed. Dowjiing mid that their stoiy corroborated a theory that John Baldwin, l.\ the dead youth, waj shot accidentally as an aftermath of the robbery of the huckster, William McKee of West Union. The trio was found in the home of a relative of one. One was biding but the other two were sitting quietly on a bed. They surrendered quietly to Downing, Foot�> and Hamilton detective*, Their confessions, aa quoted by Downing an^ Foote, told this story. They drove from Wilmington tu a stolen car Monday noon and picked up Baldwin, then went out on a country road to wait for Mo-Kee on his rout*. As McKee approached about gun-set, two hid in a ditch, Baldwin remained In the car. and the other pretended to work on the motor McKee stopped ^o offer ht'l:> 'nui (Continued eiftPage ?, Col, |), German Arms Supply Plant Burns In Berlin By PRESTON GROVER BERLIN, March, 88- (Thursday)-(W)-A fiercely blading fire In a cloaely guarded, military supply plant reddened the skies of the thinly Inhabited outskirts of North Berllhi yet early today. Starting late, last night In a wooden warehouse of an industrial jg^|^;,.Wmeltegnfr, six miles from the center at Berlin, the blaze ft*itWp(Jii*fh^^ confined by a great moblli- "t>NB,  " official    Gennan   news . >      �* :-- agency, in reporting the blaze did not mention the name of the plane. Observers, however, said it waa the Bergtnann Eleotriclty Works, which is understood to have been converted to manufacture of war materials. The intense red reflection of the blaze against the clouds and the manner in which it flared up fiercely from time to time causeo observers to believe powder stores were burning. Police secrecy Intensified this belief. DNB, without confirming reports (Continued on Page 7, Col. 4) Canada Victors Given Record Vote Majority OTTAWA, March 27 (IF)-Prime Minister W. L. MacKenzle King's liberal government piled up the largest parliamentary majority In Canadian history today as scattered returns from yesterday's general election gave still further support to the government's conduct of the war against Germany. With only five seats Btill in doubt and one to be filled by a deferred election, the Liberals had won 177 of the 245 seats' in the house of commons. Furthermore, Liberal candidates were leading in each of the five undecided elections. The National Government party, principal opposition group, which Includes the Conservative party, won only 38 seats- The other two opposition groups,, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and the New Democracy party, won 8 and 7 seats respectively, The remaining nine seats went to scattered minor parties. The previous record majority was that held by the MacKenzie King government in the parliament which the prime minister dissolved on Jan. 25-169 seats. sextet musical fare Comedian Harmonists Close Civic Music Group Season The Comedian Harmonists, a sextet, combined modern swing and "hep" with balanced harmony In closing the concert season of the Civic Music Association In the Junior High school last night- Between 500 and 600 attended the program which varied in types of number from Overture "'Poet And Peasant", by F- Von Suppe, to 'Ni'ght and Day", a Coie Porter selection. Clowning by the performers added to the variety of the pro- Mercury Hits 36 Degree High Cloudy weather *Hh not much change In temperature waa forecast for today by Weatherman C. C. Cooper as a heavy snow which fell yesterday remained oti the streets as deep slush, causing much discomfort, especially for pedestrians. The mercury hovered near the freezing point through the day, hitting a high of only 36 after having dropped to 28 in the morning. At 7:30 p. tn. the temperature was 33. The snow, which totaled about three Inches, combined with a light rain which fell all afternoon and evening, left precipitation totaling three-quarters of an inch by 7:30 � in-Moderate to fresh easterly winds were forecast in the lake area for today after ,a shift from southeasterly, which brought the snow and rain. Only a few minor accidents were reported in the city and county as the result of the blinding snowstorm during the morning and the slippery condition of the streets and highway*, Novelty numbers drew much applause in the first part of the program, which consisted of four parts. The numbers were "Whistle While You Work" and "Tipitin". In the "Creole Love Call' by Duke Ellington the Humorists parodied a jazz orchestra- Playing of imaginary musical instrument with tones of the voice was realistically done. Third part numbers consisted of "Hungarian Dance No. 5," Johannes Brahms; ''Outer Mond, Du Gehst So Stille." folk song: "Danny Boy," Brahms; "Cradle Song"^Hrahma_anjl "Minuet In G." Beethoven- The latter drew expressions of appreciation. Comedy reached its height In the closing numbers. "Poet and Peasant" as played by an amateur orchestrd was presented and "Pepita ' by A. Miller, a burlesque serenade, showed the versatality of the group and individuals. "In a Persian Market." by A. Ketelbey was the encore. During the Intennission the association balloted for 10 directors. Ballots will be counted later, according to Oeorge Beare, chairman of the nominating committee. Five of the Harmonists were natives of Austria and one Polish. Their next concert will be In Philadelphia. 'Sidney. Australia, is now listed as their permanent home. House Group Puts O.K. On Sales Policy By REO 1NORAHAM WASHINGTON, March 27 (/f) - The administration's new policy of releasing late model warplanes for export wnn the general approval of an inquiring House committee today, and American manufacturers immediately prepared to handle prospective allied orders totalling $1,000,000,000. Secretary of War Woodring. explaining and defending the policy before the House military committee, asserted It had been formulated by the War Department "without coercion or pressure from anyone." "As long as I am Secretary of War. I am not going to be pushed around," he assured the committee bluntly, in denying he had had any "friction" with Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau over sale of planes to the allies. Chairman May (D-Ky) squelched an attempt by Representative Anderson (D-Mo) to have Woodring answer a question as to whether Morgenthau and Ambassador William C. Bullitt had "sold" President Roosevelt the Idea of letting the allies have all the planes they would buy. After hearing Woodring. Louis Johnson, assistant secretary of war, and General George C. Marshall, army chief of staff, endorse the revamped policy unqualifiedly. Urges Peace VATICAN CITY, March 27 (;P)_jPope Pius XII retir-ated his wishes for peace today In greeting 4,000 pilgrims, including 600 newlywed couples, at the first of his weekly audiences since the Lent holiday. "Not a few peoples today-have lost peace because their prophets and their rulers turned from God and His Christ," the Pontiff said in reminding his audience that peace comes from God rather than the efforts of men. (Continued on Page % Col. 4) FIND NO TRACE OF DISABLED SHIPJICTIMS Canadians Seek Mall Plane Reported Down Near Pelee.4! LBAMINOT ON, Onfc, March 27 (iB-Rescue pa(C ties which braved Lake Ekif ice today in an attempt to afd three persons reported farced down in a cabin mail plane be* tween Point Pelee and Pelee Island, returned to shore tonight empty-handed. They reported having found *&* trace of plane or occupants. Tow Higgins, pilot and owner ct tbe plane, was believed to have twt passengers aboard. Further search was abandoned: for the night, but another plan* was ready to take off at daybreafc^ to try to spot any one marooned on the ice, Snow fell most of the day eg the bleak point which Juts far mt#i Lake Erie from the Ontario ahore*^ The weather made It difficult *c>� airplane searchers and lmposstbt^l for shore observers to see what! had happened.' One searching plane pilot froqd> Windsor reported seeing what a* -believed to be the mail plane daZ I I. committee members generally expressed satisfaction with it, although no vote waa taken. Meantime, a score of plane manufacturers conferred with a Presidential committee appointed to coordinate domestic and foreign airplane orders. Afterward.' the conferees issued a statement saying: "There was general agreement that large additional foreign orders can be handled in a manner affording complete protection to our national interest and to the satisfaction of the airplane industry." Woodring told the committee that in view of the Increased productive capacity of the industry, it was "not only permissible but advisable" for the government to accept delay In the delivery of some of the planes no won order so as to take advantage of any improvements that might be developed. He stressed that the war in Europe had provided a "critical service test" for American planes, of which this country should take full advantage. Justice Fixes Truck Driver's Bond At $5,000 Harold M. Malott, 34, Bradner. charged with second degree manslaughter In the traffic death of four conservation camp enrollecs waa arraigned before Justice Edward Pfistner yesterday after loon, who placed him un''er $5,0'n bond and set hearing for April 4. Malott was charged with seconi degree manslaughter by Sheriff W-S. Souter and Prosecutor Peter Catrl after an exhaustive invest1-gatlon had been made into the accident which occurred early Monday morning. Malott was driviug a truck which crashed into the rear of a light sport coupe in which six Cleveland youths were returning to Camp Seneca near Attica. Besides the four dead two were injured. The manslaughter charge wast based ou three counts, Prosecutor Catrl said. Malott is accused o.* driving In such a manner he could not stop within the assured clear distance ahead, driving too fast and driving without regard for the safety of others legally using the highway. ALL PHONES OUT        ; In attempting to check; early stories and rumors on the airplane crash off Point Pelee yes-i terday afternoon* Register re�v porters found that all telephone,' communications with all islands in Lake Erie had been disrupted-' No telephone service is avail-' able to Kelleys. Put-In Bay� Middle Bass or Pelee islands, due to broken cables which parted duff-; big ice breakups m..r^the. lake hv the last few days- ' -, *W The only communication witty the islands now possible is by air' and mall The Northern OnliS Telephone Co. at Sort , Clintbtlr through which Put-m Ml*-^ die Bass and Kelteya island caJlS are handled, reported the- WneiP may be out as long as two meksv yet. Wanderer In Many Lands Being Held, Check Entry Forty-tight ruuud trips to South America, four to Bermuda and one to Europe were Just a few of the travels ubout which Joseph Tivinan. 37, Syracuse. N- V.. told police and United States immigration officers in the city jail yesterday afternoon- Tlvlnan was picked up by Patrol-mau Robert Traver shortly' after noon yesterday and charged with being a suspicious person When Tivluau claimed he was u British subject having been bom in Bermuda and recently swore allegiance in Canada to Great Britain, pallet called In immigration officers from Port Clinton. After questioning. Tlviuuu was taken to Detroit. Mich- where ha ttlli t>v ht-ld until o/fidak have ak opportunity to check his story, The Immigration officers said Tivinan will be deported to Canada, if he is found to be a British subject, on a charge of an illegal entry into thla country about a year ago? There is a question as to Ttvin&u's birthplace, officials said When told that he would probably be put In the army if deported to Canada, Tivinan mid he would w�i� come the chance to serv* Qreat Britain. Bis fingerprints w��� W^a fe* police and forwarded to Waahiofton, d. e Patrolman Traver and Paul Hiag-hols a t*w montBs ago picked up  man who had illegally entered thh? country from Canada,, He has feMA returned and placed la war servtiei* the ice about six or eight mileji; out. No sign of life oould \be detected. Makes Dally Trips The plane makes daily trips he*/, tween the Island and th^>, point. Reports from .the Island�, Indlcabjd It was forced down or oraahed soon , after leaving for. the mainland M*-. the 18-mile flight. ^   ( A pickle  plant at Jjwaisug^ sounded its big steam whistle-w regular Intervals to gtUd�:-the. tlms toward the mainland if-thal^. should attempt to cross "the fearij-^ Teh rescue parties were equlpp&jt^�' >|| with   boats   which   they puah^^??^| across the ice.   Considerable, ones^'   ''9 water hampered the search. . . ^L^lSI Bay Bridge Tf Given Regis!$efirw First reports of the missing plant were received by The Hegtgtor fcjcirxl Fred Gray. Bay Bridge store own�a>* $1- shortly after 8 p. n>. who said TmT *"7l had heard a short a^QujMepag�|. "'m concerning the plana during '�V\W broadcast by Vai Clare of'^Wo*^ CKLW in Windsor, Out       ' $,%y J. Clare stated word had Just #88sJ'/J received by telephone from lSftMP�^'i ington that the Plane w�,wj$�g;*^ missing and advised UstonftJHT',�f > notify Coast Guard* and nwmfjfijm^-., immediately in order that Ota saar^^1^ might Btart. ' ' Franklin Scboenwolf. chief w*0f$5 >f inlst's mate at the Marblehead Coaft Guard station, a friend of Pilot' TOfla -Higgins. contacted a Mra-Henry, ieV friend living- near the XrfajaalngtM*; airport by way of PetrolV Wh#:vSmk formed him two planes were w*ltf*j|3, on the field for a clearing; 1ft .vUJg? ^ bility before takrng off in saa>eJB�^;: the missing shin, , ,J The Leamington woman:,e^,;j^dd^|eg him two rowhoate had put out " Leamington manned by erewa. rescuers la an attempt to locate *VT plane. ' - Reports to The Register Indicate the plane may have lands I on ahaeit^H ice between four  and  ftv�  *MM^ south of Leamington,   near   f^P^ Pelee. southeast of Leamlairtaa. -' ^ The plane's normal route. hatWfilW^ (Ooutluued on Page. T, Gql, New* torn waxri*W Ofittflr tries is subject tft ewwwniM^I it may sonietlmBB ha mla* leading. It i* $fcalf ^* duty of every not  BeWmifc' btaagfllf m'4 LOOK Ml RisaaMtta* . f wtirfSM Ada 11 Court ftaugft 
                            

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