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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - February 4, 1947, Mansfield, OhioWeather Zero below tonight. Wednesday fair and cold. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 334 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio tuesday february 4, 1947 associated press United press pptpt51 Ftp put Vita International news service ii v 1d below Zero forecast tonight Senate seeks ways to Cork atom secrets Baring soviet Success in gathering information startles lawmakers. Washington a startled by reports that rus Sia had some Success probing into atomic bomb secrets senators sought Assurance to Day that any chinks in the Security Wall were being patched quickly. Chairman Hickenlooper told a reporter the whole Security matter would be discussed at length soon with David e. Lilienthal and military experts at a closed meeting the full sen ate House atomic committee. Lilienthal has been nominated As chairman this country s atomic control commission. Hickenlooper also announced that the joint committee had hired As its executive director Fred b. Rhodes former army major who directed intelligence work the Manhattan a bomb project. The Iowa senator would not comment reports that Ber Nard m. Baruch told a locked door meeting yesterday that there was evidence russian penetration into some this country s supposedly Well kept secrets about the atomic project. Baruch was described by one committee member As told the senators that the Way the soviets framed some their questions during United nations Dis Cussion control plans indicated that they knew More about the Workings the american setup than they were supposed to. Ult suse code word. There were signs Baruch was said to have told the committee members that the russians did not know what certain information in their Possession meant How to use it. This was reported to have been disclosed through the misuse by the soviets a code word the americans thought was known Only to atomic experts in this country. The committee called . James b. Conant president Harvard University for testimony this afternoon nominations it now has under consideration for five members the atomic commis Sion and a general manager. Conant who Heads the commis Sion s general advisory committee scientific and technical mat ters also is expected to be asked about Security problems. Dems fill All but 2 places City slate democratic party leaders today revealed that their Pri Mary ticket vacancies had been Cut to two leaving Only the solicitor and first Ward councilman posts open. Meanwhile Republican leaders still had six apparent ticket vacancies but listed two men As being mentioned for the treasurer and first Ward Council spots. Deadline for filing As a Candi Date in the May municipal Pri Maries is p. Wednesday election Board officials said. Newest names the demo cratic ticket were William Beer former clerk Council for Sec Ond Ward councilman Arthur flood Westinghouse employee third Ward and Harry Bowman former candidate for councilman and state representative for the fourth Ward councilman Post. Listed by republicans As potential candidates were Albert Benson lumbermen Mutual insurance company auditor for City treasurer while Thomas Wright a Westinghouse employee was ported As a possible candidate for the first Ward Council Post. May draft Wagner. Democrats still had no Candi Date for City solicitor and added there was talk drafting City solicitor Leslie k. Wagner for the Job. Wagner has said he would not seek election. A party spokesman said Wagner talk has grown out the fact that much legislation concerning the Clear Fork water Reservoir project is still pending and that Wagner is familiar with the project. Other men being mentioned for the solicitor spot the democratic ticket Are Charles Freehafer Earl Gaar and Joseph Ellison. Democratic candidates for the first Ward councilman Post is stil indefinite a party spokesman said but talk centers around Fred d. Sells former sheriff j. L. Stover president a truck Drivers Union and Jay Cairns who competed for a Council Post during the last election. Industrialist War controls face Battle he Gressional republicans tossed the Ball Back to president Truman to Day by challenging him to. Justify his request for Extension major Powers. Recalling their election pledge to end government controls As soon As possible gop House Lead ers promised a Complete review the administration s great control Complex when they take up . Truman s request. The president sent the lawmakers a message yesterday urging a year s Extension controls Over sugar and other scarce foods and Over Industrial materials and shipping. These provisions the second War Powers act now Are slated to expire March 31. Chairman Earl c. Michener r., mich., the House judiciary com Mittee which will take up the president s request said . Tru Man would be Given an Opportunity to prove the necessity pro longing the regulations. These All were intended As emergency War Powers and Only those should remain which Are essential to the functioning the he said. Rep. John m. Robison r., ky., second in command the Judi Ciary committee said there is no doubt that we will review All controls when we take up the presi Auto official urges Law to halt Industry wide labor bargaining tactics. Washington he b. E. Hutchinson vice president the Chrysler corporation attacked monopoly practices labor unions today and urged Congress to go beyond a pending legislative proposal to break up Industry wide bargaining. He recommended comprehensive changes in labor Laws in testimony before the Senate labor committee. Similar appeals were made by two milk Industry spokesmen Benja min f. Castle director the milk Industry foundation and Calvin Clarke owner the Portsmouth pure milk company at ports Mouth o., and Ashland by. Hutchinson said monopolistic practices by labor were just As destructive free Competition and our economic system As monopolistic practices the part business and he endorsed the objective the Bill sponsored by sen. Joseph h. Ball r., minn., to outlaw Indus try wide bargaining. Although the automobile Industry does not negotiate an Industry wide basis he said a shutdown Chrysler could be forced by nationwide strikes. Suggests change. But Hutchinson suggested that Congress go farther than Ball s proposals to limit bargaining units to a single company to an area covering not More than 100 Miles. He thought joint bargaining cover ing More than one company should be allowed Only for Small firms employing less than workers. Hutchinson listed the closed shop and Union welfare funds As factors contributing to Monopo Listic control unions. He recommended that Congress forbid the establishment welfare funds. Den s we made a Promise to the american people that we will get rid controls As quickly As pos sible and we intend to meet that Robison said. Individual members the judiciary com Mittee he added already Are making Independent studies the great control fire traps 100 chinese boat Hong Esti mated 100 chinese died asphyxiation today when fire gutted the River Steamer Salon an hour be fore it was due to leave its Dock for Canton. Police said it was difficult to ascertain the exact number dead. They counted 60 bodies Al ready removed from the charred Hulk. Spa Fri 2 staff members at Hospital quit two staff members at general Hospital have resigned miss Dor Othy Bird supervisor nurses at the Hospital announced today. Resigning were miss Colleen Humphreys who was assistant sur Gery supervisor and miss Bessie Easley nursing arts instructor. Miss Easley will be replaced by mrs. Julia Raby 496 Howard Street. Mrs. Raby is a graduate the Colorado state teachers col lege Greeley where she received her a degree in nursing Edu cation. A successor to miss Humphreys has not been named. Miss Bird said. Miss Humphreys will leave for Chicago. Miss Easley will take Over to Morrow As instructor with the newly organized Home nursing course the red Cross chapter Here. She will replace mrs. Clem Entine Fiegenbaum who was unable to continue with the Job. New tax Cut Bill offered Allen proposes Compromise measure to Aid Small income earners. Washington a tax cutting Compromise which would give Small income earners twice As big a percentage Sla Stras those Tir the upper brackets was proposed to gop leaders today by chair Man Allen r., a the House rules committee. Under Allen s scale taxes incomes up to would be pared 20 per cent to 17 per cent to 15 per cent above 000, 10 per cent. The Illinois lawmaker estimated his proposal would mean an Over All tax reduction about compared with the loss Revenue under the 20 per cent across the Board Cut advocated by chairman Knutson r., Minn the ways and Means committee. Knutson s Bill providing the Flat reduction has roused Sharp opposition even within his own party. Taber fights deficit. Meanwhile chairman Taber the House appropriations committee declared the 1947 the 12 months ending next june be balanced if the War assets administration could sell War surpluses in the next five months. Treasury officials still estimate a 1947 deficit but Taber insisting the deficit could be wiped out said he will whittle away at appropriations made the last Congress. He made his first cutback at tempt at the a saying he in tended to Block a supplemental appropriation request the Agency made yesterday and to trim a substantial amount from its previous appropriation for the current fiscal year. Bullough named to Highway Post Columbus ins state Highway director Murray d. Shaffer announced today the appointments division engineers for divisions and 11. E. R. Mccullough was named n division 11, which includes Tuscarawas Holmes Carroll. Co Imbiana Harrison Jefferson and Belmont counties. Winter casts its leafless Trees a girl and two dogs provided this interesting picture in the Pale Sunshine Early morning today. Mildred Petrovic takes the canines fax a. Tho Woods at the Petrovic fans Falls Road. Mildred s deep footprints give evidence last night s heavy photo Mercury dips 36 degrees in 8-hour period coldest weather Winter blankets Midwest no Relief promised before thursday afternoon. The worst cold wave the Winter Rule into Mansfield today an icy Northwestern Gale that sent the Mercury sliding 36 degrees in eight hours and brought orders for full curtailment natural Gas consumption to nearly 25 major industries in the City area. The Weatherman predicted below Zero readings in the Northern half Ohio by tomorrow morning an said there was Little Hope Relief from the biting cold before thursday afternoon. The Mercury stood at four above Zero in Mansfield shortly before noon today. I Only a minimum Lay off workers was expected to sult from the order to conserve Gas due to the installation stand by equipment a Check industries revealed today. Westinghouse hardest kit by recent Gas shortages Cut in pro pane stand by equipment for the first time this morning and expected to maintain Normal production depending upon the length the cold wave and transportation company spokesmen said. The Humphryes manufacturing temperatures hourly temperatures As corded at the Ohio Public ser vice company s Longview ave nue substation. Hour degrees Midnight .40 1 a. 40 z a. 35 it 5 a. D m. 7 a. 8 8 a. 6 9 a. 4 10 a. 4 Palestine leaders urge British to change plan leaders appealed to British today to reconsider plans for imposing martial Law the holy land where grim tension was heightened by the speedy evacuation British women and children As a convicted jewish underground member waited to March to the Gallows. There was no official announcement from the government As to Byrd revisits former Camps with Byrd expedition in Antarctic adm. Richard e. Byrd accompanied by members his first pioneering expeditions to the paid sentimental visits to his first and second Little America Camps which showed they Are largely in act today. The Admiral travelled by Wea sled to the scene his initial Polar triumphs and had to dig through Between 12 and 15 get Snow collected Over a 19 Span to find the original houses. With Byrd in the Lead weasel was . Paul Siple who As a boy scout accompanied the Admiral in the first Antarctic expedition ago. The pair Haa a Fine Ime recalling the hardships he first makeshift journey As compared with the modern trans sort flexibility More recent missions to the pole. Meanwhile generally Adverse Veather conditions blocked ail Erial operations All task orces. The Outlook the Central croup was termed bad by rear adm. Richard h. Cruzen though he Eastern group was the move toward the East again look no for better flying conditions. The under Rounder 33-year old Dov Bela Gruner would hang. Executions in Palestine usually take place tuesday and Gruner was scheduled to die a week ago today but won a delay. Some informants expressed doubts that he would die today since the evacuation women and children and 87 men was not scheduled for completion until Nightfall. There seemed to be Little doubt the British intent to strike at the under ground As soon As Gruner hangs to prevent reprisals. The first government blow was expected to be martial Law some Type. Mrs. Golda Myerson head the political department the Jeru Salem Branch the jewish Agency appealed to the government to reconsider its fateful decision at this very last moment and the municipal Council the All jewish City Tel Aviv and the jewish federation labor Hista Druth made similar pleas. In the Kin Retavia District Jerusalem 150 families were dered last night to evacuate houses and apartments in an area near the office the jewish Agency within 48 hours. Agency warned. Tel Aviv s mayor Israel Rokach said last night the British had warned the Agency official spokes Man for some Palestine jews that it would face military countermeasures unless it co operated in stamping underground violence within a week. In any event Airgun Vai Leumi the underground organization to which Gruner belonged has prom ised grimly and repeatedly that British blood will flow if Gruner hangs. Tears and confusion marked evacuation Day As British women and children were moved by their government out the path possible new violence. Children Clung to dolls and mothers searched for lost children As they assembled at 11 collecting Points in Jerusalem for Transfer to holding centers As Saraband Haifa there to await evacuation by plane train ship. The evacuees most whom had at first objected strenuously to leaving seemed cheerful As they assembled this morning in sunny weather. Despite the sudden and dramatic nature their departure they still found time to wonder and talk about the Bela whose Fate whole future Palestine seems to depend. The now fire claims 4th victim after year Findlay the death toll in the National refining com Pany s half million Dollar fire in Findlay Over a year ago stood at four today. Jesse f. Dotson 55, died last night in the Findlay Hospital. He was employed in the Plant As a boilermaker when the fire broke out Jan. 16, 1946. Dotson suffered third degree Burns in the Blaze and had been confined to the Hospital for a year and 18 Days prior to his death slave station Burns Ojjeh two Story mansion used during the civil War As an overnight rest station for slaves being moved North by the under ground railway was destroyed by fire late yesterday. Damage to the 110-year-old Structure located in suburban Glendale was Esti mated at school Board rules against seeing Eye dog Blind girl faces loss eyes friends by Patricia Claby los Blind Patsy Ruth Fergus. 16. Sat in her trailer Home today with her guide dog at her feet trying to decide whether to give up her High school friends the Only eyes she has known. The City Board education said it had to be one the other. She can t bring the gentle pure White German Shep Herd to school any More. The dog is a potential Haz Ard to other school Board . Paul Elliott said. Patsy can t understand that. All the kids love she said. She loves people too and she s been especially trained to be quiet in Hazel Hurst president the foundation for the Blind which supplied the dog. Said the 16 month old female had to be with Patsy 24 hours a Day in order to understand the need for her services. It is too bad for a girl 16 to feel that the sighted world objects to the Only eyes she miss Hurst said. Patsy partially Blind since birth and totally Blind for the last four years was Given the dog a few months ago As the present a neighbor. The Board education offered to Send a private teacher to her Home if she decided against giving up Lucky but Patsy said she d rather go to i like to be with the she said. Now that i have Lucky i m having much More fun than i Ever the other students at Alexander Hamilton High school want Patsy her Mother mrs. Harry Fergus wrote to the civil rights Congress. They All signed a petition asking that she be allowed to keep her dog. That proves she is no men Ace to society As the principal suggested to us. They Don t take crutches from the lame. Why do they take the eyes from the eager to learn Patsy has been studying her lessons at Home during the month since she has been barred from school. She also studies piano voice and violin helping to pay for the lessons by sitting with Chil in the trailer court where her parents and older sister Peggy Ann have lived since they came from Columbus three years ago. Her Mother said she attended Ohio state school for the Blind for eight years. I just want to finish one More year High school so i can get into Junior Patsy said. They la let me keep my dog there. I know we can meet the requirements if they la give us a company reported a partial Lay off with no stand by equipment available. Plants get order. G. K. Schooler manager the Mansfield office the Ohio fuel Gas company reported that All major industries in this area were asked to accomplish full curtail ment natural Gas by 8 a. Today. This would affect All plants consuming More than 000 cubic feet Gas per Day he said. Schooler asked that Home users Gas also make an Effort to con serve Gas and refrain from using Gas to supplement their Normal Coal and Oil heat. At least one death in the state was attributed to the cold today when lev l. Bausman 76, was found dead in the Snow near his Findlay Home. The Mercury stood at three above Zero in Findlay at 8 a. M., and was falling. Weatherman c. G. Andrus Cleveland said there would be a definite Rise in temperature thursday afternoon and that conditions would be Back to Winter Normal by Friday. The Mercury dropped seven de Grees Between 2 and 3 a. M., to Day in Mansfield As High winds whipped the cold wave into the state. The temperature held at four above Zero during most the morning and the wind slackened a Little. Drops to 18 below. Coldest spot in the nation to Day was Minot n. D., where the temperature hit 18 degrees below Zero. Seventeen below was recorded at Bismarck n. 15 below at Duluth minn., and seven be Low at Milwaukee. The Weatherman said the gales and paralysing cold would reach the Atlantic and Gulf coasts by Nightfall. The cold wave was second the month and originated As an Arctic blast out the Yukon territory where a Continental Low 83 degrees below Zero was registered yesterday. A Light fall Snow that Fol Lowed rain Over Ohio was birr whipped by the High wind. The state department highways ported All roads Slippery and urged caution. County and state Highway departments in Richland county ported All roads possible but were prepared to begin blowing operations should drifts develop. Boari Falls by Wayside Public appeals group will be dormant until Public shows interest mayor says. Mayor by w. Vaughn said today that be Mansfield pub Lic appeals review Board set up last year As a Means controlling fund solicitations in the be dormant until the pulic feels it should be -activated." in recent births interest in the Board s wort Lias declined to the Point where 1 said he feels it should be in activated. It s got it Tiave 100 per cent cooperation and be accepted by the Public lit is to mean any the Nayor declared. It had m official it from was organic to put the stamp approval to solicitations As a Means protecting the he said. Vaughn in outlining the need for such a Artirp cited a National Survey which stated that numer Ous apparently worthy funds actually do no Public Good. It was this Type fund solicitations which the Burd was created to he to planned. I att entice drops. However lie said during the Board s last two meetings Only three its nine members at enough to allow us to conduct atty. J. H go giver former chairman Ollie Board has signed. Vaulin said he has not named a accessory and will name none unless the Public is interested in. Tie other members the Board and groups represent include Millard Joseph blah nil retail merchants Russell porch cite Council Roy Waxiler and Carl Becker labor and Ken Wejman and John m. O Hara Publ information groups. Gongwer reptile need civic groups. Forcel Leate joint command Washin it it the army and Nan were disclosed to Day to be planning the creation a new joint command to super Vise All pro finns warfare by germ atomic conventional weapons. Details be new weapons organization bag worked out by Secretary far Patterson and Navy Forristal Are yet to be comple lid. Disclosure feat the new army Navy component is being planned followed prediction by it. Col David b. Pailer. Corps engineers that atomic warfare com Mand would the set up the organization now being considered by he Uvo secretaries will not be coiffed just to atomic warfare protts however. Confession bares Honolulu scandal worst scandal in Honolulu history was headed for the grand jury to Day after William Clark former vice squad sergeant signed a con session implicating scores per sons. Clark s confession was said to have involved present and former members the Honolulu police department along with gamblers and other underworld characters a the hawaiian capital. Chamber dinner first n history open to women for the first time in the his tory the Tensfield chamber com Merchand the manufacturers club the annual membership Dinar feb. 14 in the coliseum willbe open to women. John route Secretary Man Ager the Tawber in making Clear that Injen Are said today tit tickets could be obtained by telephoning the chamber 1368-6 Call ing at the chamber offices in the Farmers Bank building. The Dinati is open to All members fee chamber and the manuf towers club and their guests. Arrangements have been made to accommodate More than 1joo persons i news Pafk

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