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Zanesville Signal, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1945, Zanesville, Ohio I )A THE ZANESVILLE SIGNAL Jssociattd PftM 82ND 56 InttrnoHonol ZANESVILLE, O., SATURDAY EVENING, JULY NE4 Ttftphofos FIVE CENTS PRINTS THE NEWS TELLS THE TRUTH Court JJpholdsJohn as Democratc Judge Terms Rival Faction "Usurpers" Rodman's Election Is Held llUqal; Weber May Appeal The Muskingum county Democratic executive commit- tee headed by Fred L. Bohn today was declared legally in power by Judge Clifford L. Belt of Belmont county, who labeled the members of the rival faction here as "usur- ncrs kidge Belt, who heard the politi- ,-fli dispute in the local common plras court on May 14, today made permanent a temporary injunction granted April 25, holding that the faction headed by Bernard G. Bur- ,-icr arid William L. Weber has no local right to art. The Burner-Weber faction had railed a special meeting oi: the executive committee at which E. Rodman, former sheriff, was elect- ed chairman to succeed Bohn. Judge Belt's decision represented n victory for the faction of the party with which Clarence A. Gra- ham' veteran Democratic leader, has been identified. Some political observers consid- o4d the outcome of the case as a reverse for the political ambitions of Redman, who has been mention- rd frequently as a possible candi- date for mayor of Zanesville this fall. The court, in a 12-page opinion riiori vK-jih Clerks of Courts Kenneth Swnpe. upheld the principle that Akron Strikers Return Access Road to New Airport Is Assured Hi __ __ _ 1 i... Japan Is Ripe :or Invasion Says General B'29's Touch Off New Fires in Heavy Niqht-Time Attack (NBA Strikers return to work on the early Good- year Tire an' guards stand by plant in Akron, _.....___sized by the Navy tial order to end long strike. "no position rson should be deprived of a provided for by law, semi-private This means, public or just cause." i ho judge pointed out, that no one should be removed without being mnfronted with the charges against him and being given an opportun- iiy to explain and defend himself aiainst such charges. Judge contended that t h f Burricr Weber faction's move on April 14 to dissolve the regular elected executive committee and the iubsequent plortion of a new committee was not a legal action. Commenting or. this, the judge vud that "if the law were other- wise, an executive committee could hr removed at will and without notice and there could not be any semblance of organization." .ludpe Belt also said in his opin- ion that the Burrier-Weber faction, attempting to justify its action in naming a new committee, producer! evidence to the effect that a non- pnrtisan ballot, the plaintiff 01 some members of the committee counseled member of the party to vote for a Republican. -This was a judicial the opinion said, "which under the law is non-partisan in all respects "Further evidence was offered tending to show that a letter was mailed, signed by Fred Bohn, chair- man of the executive committee, advocating votes for one or more members of the Republican party, who were candidates for office in a municipal election in on a non-partisan ticket.'' 'The Burrier-Weber faction con- irnded these acts were treason- able! On this score, Judge Belt said Memorial Park At Seneca Lake Funds for the establishment of a recreation park on Seneca Lake, 12 miles northeast, of Caldwel were assured yesterday, t h r o u g 11 appropriation of for the project by the Ohio legislature. The paVk will be located on a 150-acre site on the southwest sids of the lake. It will be known as the "Ohio Soldiers Memorial Park. Vavious facilities will be provided and work is expected to begin soon. In addition to the state appro- priation. Noble county commis- sioners have earmarked foi adequate roads to the park and in the park proper. The acreage was turned over to the state by the Muskingum Wat- ershed Conservancy district two months ago through the efforts of Rep. George McKee of Noble C. Browning of New Philadelphia, secretary of the con- HONOLULU The Japanese home islands are wide open for American Toys Fascinate Girl on First Trip to U.S. invasion and servancy district, recently announ- ced that postwar plans call for broad expansion of playground and recreation facilities through- out the district. 5th Army to Be Broken Up Soon By SID FEDEB CASERTA, vet- eran Fifth army which battled up the Italian boot from the Salerno shinbone to the Tyrolean kneecap is about to be broken up. By next February five of its seve'n division and both its regi- mental combat, teams will have been sent back to America. The 85th (Custerl division will lead the movement back home starting in August. This division, hich underwent 14 months com- at duty in Italy, will be the first ll-selective service division in the S army to be deactivated, Fifth rmy headquarters announced. Headquarters gave this lineup of he disposition of the Fifth: 34th division, with more combat ime against the enemy than any ther outfit, to be redeployed to he United States and placed in ac'.ical reserve for possible Pa- :ific service. 85th division to be deactivated the United States can move in any time "with no trouble at all" in the opinion of the new commanding general of the marines in the Pacific. Lt Gen. Roy S. Geiger, back from the Okinawa wars where he led the Third amphibious corps, asserted victory could be won only by the invasion, that the Ameri- cans would be met by men and women civilian fighters, but all that "won't be any worry to us. "It's only a question BOW of wading in and finishing this war." He told a press confer- ence here yesterday upon his arrival to take over as marine commander from Lt. Gen. Hol- land M. Smith. A different view was taken at Okinawa by Gen. Joseph W. Stil- well, commander of the U. S. Tenth Family Froed From Japs Visits Horo Life in the Philippines was full of unusual experiences for six- year-old Eleanor Harvey but it was not until May, when she ar- rived in the states, that she saw snow and the first robin of spring, familiar sights for every American child living in this sec- tion of the nation. Eleanor and her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Benson Harvey, are vis- ting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Nichols of 326 Ham- ine avenue while enroute east. The parents were missionaries in the Philippines for 19 years. Rev. that "the court knows nothing of the motives which inspired such art ion. They may have been un- worthy motives, or such action may have been a display of the highest type of citizenship; but whatever the motive, no member nf the committee was confronted with any charges before being re- moved or given an opportunity to defend. Summing up his opinion, ,lMlff Belt held that the pro- ceedings of the central com- mittee on April 14, and that HIP successors of ousted offi- cers and committee members lire -ilniply usurpers and have no right to serve in the posi- tions to which they were nam- ed. Graham A Graham represented Bohn, while William Weber, Carl Funk and Ralph Marshall served as attorneys for the rival faction. Weber said today that the case probably would be appealed. Meanwhile, today's court ruling is expected to result in the ap- pointment soon of a successor to Mrs. George Aitken as a member of the county board of elections. Secretary of State Edward J. Hummel had held up the appoint- ment pending the outcome of the court case. Wayne Dudley, former city coun- cilman, has been endorsed for the post by the Bohn faction, while the rival Redman committee voted its support to G. F. Stockum of Ot- sego. Troops to Get More Pullmans WASHINGTON Mounting complaints of redeploying troop iding dav coaches on long trans continental trips may lead to add, ional drastic restrictions on CIMI ian rail travel. An Office of Defense Trnnspm tation spokesman said furthe action mav be necessary if a new orde, transferring 895 sleeping cars from civilian to military use proves insufficient. The sleeping car transfer will result fronl an ODT order last night withdrawing all sleeping car sefvlcc for civilians between cities Harvey was held by the Japanese in an internment camp for a year and a half while the child and her mother were prisoners for eight months. Eleanor would not be over- whelmed at receiving lessons from a Viennese dancing instructor be- cause she has done that, but it is a trip to an American toy shop that completely fascinates her. She had never seen such "wonder- Eleanor, who army. an IJ t -w Pointing out the terrain of Jap- _.i is much like that of rugged Okinawa. Stilwell said: "It took us three months to cap- ture this island so I am making no predictions concerning the length of the war, except to say it may be a long one." after return home. 88th division, now guarding German prisoners in Italy, to be deactivated after return home. 91st division, which entered com- bat here last July, to be redeploy- ed to the Pacific by way of the Jnited States. 92nd division to be returned to First armored division, veterans of African and Italian campaigns, already moved to Germany as part of the occupation force. Tenth mountain division, serving as occupation force in Trieste area for time being. 442nd regiment of Japanese Americans to he returned home and placed in tactical reserve. (By The Associated A British task force li mines out of the in- vasion seaway leading to the Malay peninsula and Singa- pore, Tokyo radio reported to- day. Tokyo said a tank force of 16 warships, including two air- craft carriers, yesterday be- gan clearing mines out of waters southeast of Car Nico- bar island 300 miles north of Sumatra- This is on the in- vasion route to the Malay peninsula. Japanese are evac- uating non essential civilians from the Singapore naval base, at the tip of the peninsula, in anticipation of an invasion. fires, touched off by about 600 night-raiding sup- erforts, blazed through five Jap- anese cities today, adding major ul things until sne came ountry. Her vocabulary contains words hat would not only be unfamiliar o American children, but to rown-ups alike. Her daily afternoon nap is a and the iving room is "sala." Rev. Harvjey, who has visited relatives in this city many times since his childhood, spent 19 years n the Philippines and was Canon missionary of the Christ at Manna lor years. "The Japanese will not give up until they are as badly beaten as the Germans, and we will be luckv if this war is over in a vearj" the missionary said. Rev. Harvey said that although we may disrupt the entire Japanese mainland, it will be a huge task to get the enemy troops out of China. Food was scarce in the Japanese prison tamps and they learn- on cocoanut milk and for cooki The Harveys and will trav and New Yor make their h where Rev. .J-cept charge o: they will ret pines as soon mil. Major to Stick HeldforSlayir Army Officer Embra At Rt union in Connt BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -day after he and Imogene I ried at Alliance, Neb., Parati 3d, promised to "stick by" h superior court charges of m a young sailor on June 23 at The major and his wife were re united last night at the FairfieU county jail where she is by Wife, ig Sailor ccs Accustd Wift cticut Prison Twenty months to the )umas Funderburg were mar-mop Major G. Ralsey Stevens, is wife as he prepared to face anslaughter in the slaying of Killing' DETROIT -youth, arreste naw, Mich., mysterious ki ers Berridge, ecutor Frank nounced toda; Schemnr.ske Pascarella, a tionlng here year-old wa spurned his t "She stood her." Pascere ed to use many more of the local the island, using to make butter ig purposes, will leave July 17 >1 in Pennsylvania k. They expect to a parish. However, arn to the Philip- as conditions per State Begins Survey Here Next Week County to Pay of Cost; To Bo Built in Fad A hard surfaced access road to the new municipal air- port east of Zanesville issured today following a conference at Columbus yes- terday attended by Muskin- zum county and Mayor William G.. Wat- son. The slate highway department will begin surveys early next week in order to prepare before advertising for bids. It is hoped to start work in Sep- tember and complete the project late this fall. Thp county's share of the project is and the state is to heap he balance of the expense. aluminum-producing and oil re- 473rd regiment home and placed to be returned in tactical re- 450 miles or less apart. The order J Illlivro t---- effective at noon July 15. Earlier. ODT had reduced from 30 to 5 days the period m which civilians may make passenger train step design- ed to clear the rails as much as pos- sible for the flood of troops arriv- ing from Europe. Soldiers complained of being forced to make long journeys on dav coaches while German and Italian prisoners rode Pullmans. The war department, explained in one such incident German prison- ers were all mental patients being transferred to a New hos- pital. All Italian prisoners getting Pull- ,.an accomodations, the army said, are sick or disabled men in pro- cess of being repatriated._________ The 88th and 91st divisions and the 473rd regiment are scheduled to leave for the U.S. in September. The 92nd division will leave in October, the 34th in December and the 442nd regiment in February, Evacuation Planes Stop Here Overnight Two new Piper four-place eva- cuation planes, said to be the first off the assembly line at Lockhav- en Pa. stopped overnight at Com- merce airport, on the Frazeysburg road. The planes, known as L-Y-14's, are equipped by 125-horsepower engines and are built to accom- modate a pilot, co-pilot, observer and a litter for the wounded. Two army men, Lt. Wilbur Price and Lt. Jack Taylor, piloted the planes. They took off this morn- ing for Oklahoma.___________ 'inery area to the 126 square miles of industrial Japan already knock- As Jubilant airmen returning from today's predawn strike told of gigantic conflagrations that had lighted, the 21st reconnaissance photo graphs showed five additional square miles burned out in recent strikes on five other cities. They were Kure, Himeji, Ku- mamoto, IJbe on Honshu island and Kochi on Shikoku. This makes the 126 square mile total. Additionally, an engineering works was wrecked and an oil re- held in lieu of bond for the slaying of Albert Kovacs, 39, of South Norwalk. "I intend to stick by my said Stevens at a short interview n the office of High Sheriff ward A. Plate at the jail. As he tight finery damaged. Another major oil refinery hit today in perhaps the largest raid of t'he war blazed through the "like a terrific tropical of the clouds sunset." The greatest blaze lighted by the Superiors' tons of in- cendiaries and high explosives was in Japan's largest aluminum pro- ducing center. spoke, he held his wife in embrace. Mrs. Stevens faced reporters and photographers with apparent re- luctance. Her back was turned when the interview started but she turned and faced the gather- ing her husband's arms around her. Soon she was chatting and smiling with him. "It was 20 months ago today that we were married, wasn't it.' She asked her husband. That's right, it was." he re- plied. Stevens, who arrived at the jail unaccompanied, refused to com- ment on the case or on plans for raising the necessary money to ac- complish his wife's release from the jail. Series of Jap Plots on Life Of Sen. MacArthur Revealed 1 SHAEF to It Dissolved Soon Headquar- ters Allied Expeditionary Force will be dissol ved anr the combined command of the Allied expedition- ary forces will end on or about .lu'ly 13, SHAEF announced today. Gen. Eisenhower will have re- im-ne4 from the United States by tiist and the delay will give him chance to nay farewell to his and itaff, it was explained. MANILA-i au- thorities revealed today that a series of daring and carefully planned Japanese attempts to assassinate Gen. Douglas Mac- Arthur have been foiled in re- cent months. Specially trained Japanese civilians and soldiers were sent into Manila to seek out and kill the commander-in- chief rtf U. S. army forces in the Pacific. The Japs had hand gren- ades concealed on their per- sons and all were caught and executed as spies. The enemy spies were sent to the capital from the town of Montalban, about 30 miles northeast of Manila. Montal- ban was the place where they were given hasty training at an improvised spy school. The school was conducted by a Jap intelligence officer from Man- ila's notorious Fort Santiago. This Jap officer fled from Manila after the American into the city and took with him civilians whom he later trained in espionage. Although some of the spies succeeded in reaching Manila they were quickly apprehend- fd and none came close to ac- complishing his mission. troops killing Japanese at the ratio of 13 to 1 struck today for southeast- ern Borneo's richest oil fields after a whirlwind five-day invasion thrust that conquered Balikpapan, its vital harbor, and two support- ing air bases. The invasion's first phase ended Thursday with a drive across the bay three miles northwest of Balikpapan w hich knocked out gun positions that might have har- rassed free use of Balikpapan s ex- cellent port. With their backs to Borneo s jungles, the Japanese falling back toward the big Sambodja and Sa- mirinda oil fields northeast of Balikpapan had the prospect of meeting head-hunting Dyaks and venomous snakes whenever they desert the coast for the interior. Times-Signal Tomorrow's Times-Signal will contain many outstanding fea- tures and pictures, including: 1. A story by Norris F. Schneider about the historic Henry Mathews house on Woodlawn avenue, the portico of which has been described as a near-perfect example of Greek Doric architecture. 2. An illustrated story of Ray F. Fletcher, business man- ager of The Portsmouth Times, who describes plastic surgery miracles performed at the army's Wakeman General hos- pital. 3 An appraisal of the Unit- ed Nations Charter by Viscount Cecil, one of the framers of the League of Nations cove- nant. 4. An aerial view of Zanes- ville's new municipal airport. 5. Another story by Virginia Beall Woodward on Muskin- gum county's food supply and distribution in wartime. 6. A picture-story of the first week at Boy Scout Camp Zane. today confessed the killing of Marie Beav- Assistant. Pros- Schemanske an- admitted under ques- 25- she up and I killed Pascerella was quoted as say- ig in the announced confesssion The body of Mrs. Berridge, es- from her husband since 942, was found June 29 under he bed in her boarding house oom by her landlady. The killing ook place three days earlier. Schemanske said Pascarella told ovv he met Mrs. Berridge on a lind date two months ago and made plans with her to go to Ari- Fair and Moderate fair with mod- erate temperature today, tonignt and Sunday. Sunny and pleasant today, fair tonight. Sunday in- creasing cloudiness probably fol- lowed by rain in south portion. It's a rollicking laugh feature in which the pet peeves of ou enlisted men are lampoonet arid caricatured by a man who is on the ground Ma rine Sergeant. The boys m th Pacific have been reading it fo many months, in THE LEATH ERNECK. magazine of the Ma rine Corps. With them it's popular favorite! You, too, wi enjoy following HASHMAKK BED CROSS HEADQUARTERS Wiesbade has been selected as the forwar headquarters for the American Re Cross in Europe. ederal government has not agreed to participate. Plans call for the construc- tion of a ZO-foot pavement for a distance of a little more than one mile from the airport to the National highway. The proposed; direct route which the city of Zanesville JOM, obtained rights-of-way has been, described as unsuitable because Of the excessive amount of grading required. As a result, it is planned to bullft the road a short distance to east. No part of the present, winding and inadequate country road will be utilized. The road will reach the airport in the administration center, elimi- nating the necessity for automo- biles to cross one of the airport runaways. Several ambulance planes, ng wounded en route to Fletcher. ospital, have landed daily at irport this week. Construction f a new access road to the tMa will shorten the ambulance rom the field to Can-.bridge The present gravel road to airport is narrow and filled with langerous curves. The gum county engineer's office am >een kept busy so far this ner in an effort to the ace as smooth as possible. Although the engineers credited with doing a good he road is considered altogetbJf unsatisfactory. Gov. Frank J. Lausche recently expressed a personal interest MI the problem here and directed tht state highway department to leiw ts cooperation. Yesterdays con- .'erence between local officials ana lighway department men in .umbus was the result. ona. He said she "stood me up" on heir date Sunday.June 24, Schem- nske related, and on the day of he killing he again suggested go- ng to Arizona Mrs. Berridge's answer wa 'Look, I'm not going anywhen with the assistant prosecuto said Then Pascarella told him h seized her and they ,vhen she threatened to tut police. "She opened her mouth to -cream and I grabbed her by the Schemanske said the youth declared. "We fell across the bed. She was trying to break loose but I held on. I was just trying to keep her from yelling. She stopped struggling and her mouth started to bleed. I put my handkerchief in her mouth to stop it. Pascarella told of then tidying up the room, pushing Mrs. Ber- ridge's body under the bed. and changing his clothes and fleeing to Flint. He stayed there two days and went on to Saginaw. Ambulance Plane Is Delayed Here By Wayfaring Patient It Starts Monday One of the ambulance airplanes which landed at the municipal airport yesterday was delayed here more than an hour while army officers up" a wayfaring sol- dier-patient. When the plane landed to discharge patients for Fletcher General hospital at Cambridge, the soldier who was being tak- en to a hospital in the south- ern states, was granted per- mission to rest in an army am- bulance parked nearby. Shortly after the soldier made himself comfortable. driver hopped in and the am- bulance headed for Cambridge. Reached later through the Red Cross, Fletcher hospital was notified that the ambu- lance had an extra man aboard. He was promptly returned to the airport but before the plane took off to complete iU flight, the soldier remarked that "the ride was enjoyable.' Thirty three brougnt here by the two planes, were taken to the hos- pital. Meanwhile, two navy landed at the local field this morning. To Arrest Drivers Exceeding 35 MPH (fl Col. GeorgftM Mingle, superintendent of the statj highway patrol, warning that hio traffic accident rate is climb- g too fast, had ordered patrol- ,en to arrest speeders and report heir names to the OPA. Mingle said there was a 10 ptr ent increase in accidents in May ver April. Mingle reminded the public that he federal speed limit of 35 milw n hour still is in effect, and headed for vacation, and and park resorts are the onsistent violators. Unfortunate- y they do not seem to realize tlgt heir tires, and in many thrtr brakes, are not too good. If driv- ers won't worry about their necks, then the police will have do it for them." Churchill Soos Quick Liberation of All CUlM Prinw MinittW Churchill predicted today thti day s not far distant when nest will be driven from all nese territory. r This message to Chiang KM- Shek was made public Churchill departed for f France, where his hopes to have a few fore attending the Churchill pledgtd all _ eration with the Alllai to wfcm final victory in the PMUM message marked wgntv versary of the war betwMM and Japan. REHiVE
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