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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - February 8, 1947, Mansfield, OhioWeather hurries con tinned cold and rather Windy tonight sunday. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 338 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio saturday february 8. 1947 Price five cents four killed in Ashland fire City Shivers As Mercury skids to 5 below Zero season s Low reported at Ops station Jem Perdure to fall to Zero again tonight with Relief due Early in week. Mansfield pulled its Colla up High today As the codes weather of the Winter struck the City area. An official Reading of Fivi below was recorded at the Hayesville Airport. Unofficial readings As Low As 12 below wer reported in Richland county was three below at the Ohio pub lie service Longview substation. Continued cold and Snow Flur Ries were forecast for tonight and sunday with no Relief in sight until Early next week. To Day s High May reach 15, but the Mercury probably will drop Back to near Zero tonight. Industries fought to hold production up with Only minor layoffs attributed to curtailment. J. B. Montgomery jr., president of the Empire steel corporation the City s largest natural con temperate does hourly temperatures As re corded at the Longview Avenue substation of the Ohio Public service company last night and today hour temperature Midnight .5 above 1 a. M.4 above 2 a. A. 3 above 3a.m. Zero 4 .3 below 5 .3 below 6 . S below 8 am. .8 inflow 9a.m. Zero 10 . Zero above i said not Over 50 men have lost time out of a total of approximately Empire like most of the City a major industries has converted to stand by Oil and propane equip ment to tide it Over the crisis. Urges conservation. As Ohio s Lay offs mounted to the Public utilities com Mission called on ohioans to Cut Down use of natural . 12 at Lexington. Lowest Reading reported in the county this morning was 12 below at Lexington. That was at a. Other unofficial readings re ported in the Mansfield area were six and eight below. Low readings in Ohio included Springfield six below mount ver non five below Akron Salem and Washington court House four be Low Dayton and Columbus three below Cleveland two below to Ledo and Findlay one below Cincinnati two above. Four state Highway Crews were on the Job today Clearing highways of Snow drifts and spreading Cin Ders on curves and Hills. High ways were reported As passable but Slippery in spots. While industries waited for break in the frigid wave the utilities commission asked Consumers to observe these conservation measures 1. Turn off All room beat ers or Range ovens if there Are other heat sources. 2. Restrict use of water Heaters to the utmost. 3. Maintain the lowest room temperatures possible and shut off All rooms where heat is not required. 4. Postpone laundry work in the Home especially on monday when demands Are greatest. 5. Cut to a minimum use of an places of business which might be classed As unessential. The commission said its reports from major suppliers of natural made it evident that greater cooperation on the part of con Sumers will be necessary if fail ures in service Are to be averted during the cold verdict Likely in Portal pay dispute today the nation today looked expect Antly toward Detroit and a Federal judge s ruling in a pay dispute. There was a possibility the verdict of judge Frank a. Picard in the celebrated it. Clemens pottery company Portal pay Case would be handed judge Picard was making promises but scheduled an after noon press conference. In court circles it was hinted he might be in position to announce his Deci Sion before the Day was Over. Against its towering background of nearly in Portal to Portal pay claims by labor the meaningful Case approached its moment of decision with All Amer ican Industry and labor attentive. The u. S. Government aware of its significance to Many More Bil Lions in wartime Cost plus con tracts with Industry was a watch Ful onlooker As Well the task for judge Picard who first dealt with the it. Clemens pottery workers pay claims five years ago was to determine the amount of compensable walking time and make ready time of the plaintiffs. This in the popular terminology is Portal to Portal time. Lutherans to Honor area children sunday or. Franklin Clark Fry president of the United lutheran Church of America will speak sunday at 3 p. M., when the Church honors lutheran children of the Mansfield area in its National dedication program. The service will be held at the first English lutheran Church. Each year a Church in America is chosen for this special children s meeting. Choice of Mansfield this year s meeting was made be cause the lutheran Church considered it a typical Church Community with a Large sunday school attendance. Leaders to attend. At least a dozen other officials of the United lutheran Church of Mansfield special serv be. Among them will be executive secretaries. A cast of lutheran children from the five Mansfield lutheran Cook of Bucyrus gets Bricker 0, a aide to senator bricked a Ohio said today that h. E. Cook of Bucyrus Ohio h been recommended by Backer for appointment to the Board of the Federal Deposit insurance corp Phon. Bricker was out of town and senator Taft a Ohio was unavailable for comment Cook was state superintendent of Banks during Bricker s administration As Ohio governor. Or. F. C. Fry churches and others within a Radi us of 25 Miles will present a play How we have it will be directed by mrs. George Weiss Ling state head of children s work who will come to Mansfield this afternoon to conduct rehearsal. The highlight of the program tomorrow will be the presentation by the children of checks to each of the eight executive secretaries representing the children s offer Ings during the past year. Addresses children. Or. Fry who will preach the children s Sermon is a former Pas Tor of Trinity lutheran Church in Akron. He has been president of the United lutheran Church of America for two years and Tomor Row s appearance Here will be his first in the Mansfield area since his election. Recently he returned from a tour of Europe where he investigated conditions of lutheran churches in War devastated areas. He will speak of that investigation during his stay Here. Others who will take part in sunday afternoon s program will include Rev. Carl a. Driscoll of Columbus director of Young peo ple s work for the Synod of Ohio Rev. Joseph w. Frease director of Young people s work for the United lutheran churches and Rev. Carveth p. Mitchell pastor of the first lutheran Church. Escape serious injury As train strikes vehicle the occupants of two autos escaped serious injury in accidents in Mansfield last night. One car was struck by a train on North Diamond Street and the other hit a Bridge on West sixth Street and overturned. Escaping with lacerations of the face and head when an Erie rail Road train hit their car were rus sell Miller 21. And Clyde w. Hall 20, both of gallon. Hall Driver of the car told police that he was unfamiliar with the City and did t know he was near a Railroad crossing until he drove onto it. He said the car windows were covered with Frost and he did t see the train. He estimated his Speed at 10 Miles per hour. Train moving. Engineer and fireman of the train r. F. Billhart and e. S. Hockberg told officers that the train was travelling approximately 25 Miles per hour when it struck the car. Officers reported that the car was demolished. Russell e. Frank Lucas r. D. 1, was treated at general Hospital for a Cut above the left Eye Fol lowing an Accident at Touby s run. Escaping injury but facing a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol was Eugene f. Dopps 185 West Park Boulevard. Car strikes Bridge. Officers said the car driven by Dopps was travelling West on West sixth Street when it struck the Corner of the Bridge Over Touby s run and overturned. The Accident occurred at p. Yesterday. Dopps was released under Bond and Frank under Bond. Frank was cited with an intoxication charge. Officers were also investigating an Accident in which a White Way Light on North main Street was knocked Down. The Accident was reported at p. Yesterday. Tony Leonard Ohio Public ser vice employee estimated damage to the Light at Highway patrolmen cited Thomas Joy mans Field r. D. 2, for failure to Stop at a Stop sign. Coal crisis threatens Attlee Rule millions of Homes ordered blacked out Churchill pre pares censure move. A prime minister Attlee s labor government faced its severest storm of Public and parliamentary criticism today be cause of its handling of the current Coal crisis. A major part of England s industries will shut Down next week. Millions of Lomes stores and offices will be blacked out. Amid mounting tension political observers speculated on whether conservative Leader Winston Churchill would pick monday As he psychological moment to of or a motion of censure which he recently announced he planned to do in february. Few thought such a move would upset the big labor majority but the newspapers have hinted for several weeks that growing eco nomic difficulties might put pres sure on the labovites to form a coalition to win the United sup port of Britain s flagging Post War recovery drive. To lose jobs. A Board of Trade spokesman estimated workers would be temporarily jobless As a result of the government s drastic Deci Sion late yesterday to shut off electric Power monday to All fac tories in the country s biggest Industrial areas to keep fuel Short giants going. Electricity to Domestic including Homes stores offices cinemas and be ordered Cut off five hours daily. Meanwhile All of Europe was gripped in one of the bitterest cold Waves in Over a decade. Industry was stalled and a food crisis threatened in villages and metro Politan areas Cut off from supplies by a deepening Blanket of Snow. No Relief in sight. There was no immediate Prospect of Relief from nearly a month of bitter worst Brit Ain has experienced in half a Cen Tury. In Berlin More than 100 per sons have died of the cold since dec. 1. The Power Cut is caused by a critical shortage of Coal to feed the electric Power plants in the London area Southeast and North West England and the midlands. Industry has been operating on a hand to Mouth Coal Supply All Winter because output from the Coal mines has failed to equal de Mand. Ramifications of the temporary halt in much of Britain s Industry will be Felt for months. The coun try s Export or die Campaign through which the government Hopes to repay the american loan will suffer a damaging blow. The estimated loss in exports for the week will be two children parents die n apartment policemen Rescue 23-year-old Mother from blazing upstairs window severe Burns prove fatal. Family of four was wiped out Early today when flames swept a second floor apartment Here. Dead nere Kalph s. Biddinger 37 his wife Marjorie bid Mger 23, and their two children Jere three and Jimmie seen months old. The Fite was discovered at a. In the upstairs apartment in 403 Ohio Street. By the time firemen arrived flames were pouring out of the second Story windows. Patrolman Sam e. Carmoney made a dramatic Rescue of mrs. Biddinger those body was covered hailing Halfway out of Thompson gets last it. Gov. E. Thompson left laughs with d. B. Murphy chief of Herman Tal Madge s Legal staff during the recess of a court Battle at Mcdon Ough to Settle the two claims to the Georgia governorship. Thompson had the last laugh of the Day when Superior judge Claude Porter ruled that Talmadge s election by the legislature was invalid. Court rules Talmadge holds office illegally bulletin Atlanta Herman Talmadge opened himself to possible contempt of court proceedings today by accusing a Superior court judge of writing in Advance a decision declaring acting gov. E. Thompson the Legal chief executive of Georgia. M Donough gov. Herman Talmadge fighting ouster proceedings indicated concern today Over another court ruling that the living rom window. Mrs. Bidinger died at 10 a. In Samaritan Hospital. She never regained copious Ness carded to safety. While firemen sought to bring the Blaze under control Carmoney and another unidentified patrol Man braved the flames to carry mrs. Bidding to safety Down a fire ladder. Or. Bidder s lifeless body was found just inside the window Only a few feet from where his wife had ten discovered. His death was attributed to Burns and suffocation. The two Small children were found lying a their Beds in an adjoining room. The flames had not Pertra Tei into the room but suffocation their lives. Had snuffed out throngs Jam City s stores despite near Zero temperatures and a baby blizzard the first of Mansfield called very sue bulletin St. Vincent rear Don paint manufacturer and resident of wealthy Ladue Village was shot and killed today while driving his daughter and a youth Home from a St. Louis county tourist Camp. Drug eliminates need for surgery new York the new York Herald Tribune said today a new and powerful drug which treats Many infections ordinarily requiring surgery has been Dis covered at Columbia University s College of physicians and surgeons. So far the most consistent Suc Cess has been had in the treat ment of boils deep abscesses and superficial abscesses. He has no right to the office. The Mam gubernatorial court action Between Talmadge and gov Melvyn e. Thompson was overshadowed in a Rome ga., suit which ended in a Thompson Victory and at least temporary vindication for former gov. Ellis Arnall. Pro Thompson forces said that Superior court judge c. H. Por Ter s Blunt ruling against Tal Madge made his position in the state Capitol and in the executive mansion precarious. A political appointee who re fused to be identified said that Talmadge pushed into office by a vote of the general Assembly must be ready to face other court Rul Ings holding Porter s views. Informed of Porter s ruling Tal Madge said that he was t aware that the Case had been called since it was originally set for feb. 12. I was not made a party to the suit in any Way and was not Noti fied that the hearing would be held. I was not represented by counsel in any Way. Counsel As Well As All parties to the suit involved opposed my election As governor of later Talmadge was quoted As two greater yesterday was Cess Ful by Mansfield merchants. Thousands crowded around store counters yesterday for the first greater Mansfield Days since before the War. Hundreds More were at the stores when doors opened this morning. Today s crowd was expected to top yesterday s since saturday is normally a Good shopping Day. By store closing time yesterday Many counters were Bare of advertised bargains and merchants were offering new items for to Day s sales. V. H. Lodde Secretary of the retail merchants association today expressed satisfaction at yester Day s sales. Merchants were Well he said with the results of the first Day s sales. Business was far above average and although the cold kept Many Rural residents away people from Mansfield responded numbers. Indications this morning were that Rural people were coming w. L. Faulkner president of the retail merchants association agreed with Lodde. Yesterday was far More successful than we had he said. Saying that the suit would be appealed to the state supreme court. Porter s decision in a Case brought by Thompson against a state Agency that had refused to recognize his authority came while a Host of attorneys representing Thompson and Talmadge opened their strategy Here in Henry county Superior court before judge Walter Hendrix. Porter said that the legislature s function was merely to canvass the votes not to elect a similar View held by Arnall who resigned o permit Thompson As the state s first lieutenant governor to take his place. State orders pin6allban liquor director Stanley b. Cofall announced today that All department inspectors had been directed to enforce the state Law Banning pin Ball machines in places where liquor is sold including Toledo where a City ordinance has made them Legal. Cofall said in a statement pinball machines by Ohio Law Are not permitted in licensed liquor places and All inspectors Timve been instructed to enforce it onus for Toledo and without warning and described although i realize they have a City the blow As strictly a sucker ordinance the state Laws come i 1 first f Elliott lews Warren Moscow Fulton Lewis or. Nurses sore Law after Row with Elliott Roosevelt w my my m new Lewis jr., radio commentator nursed. Jaw today As the result of a quarrel with Elliott rods wife Faye Emerson of the movies and Dick Harrity pub Lisher s representative. P the Battle was staged in the studio of the Mutual broadcasting system following a meet s press radio program during which Elliott and the trip he and Faye made to Russia were subject to considerable criticism. Dick Harrity a Friend of Elliott a took the punch at Lewis spectators agreed but Lewis a sturdy fellow himself absorbed it and started to defend himself when guards stepped in and halted the fracas. Takato Hospital. All four it ters of the family were taken i Ashland Samaritan Hospital where the father Ano two children were pronounced dead. Fire chief Paul soles said the fire probably started when cloth ing Hung neat a Heater in the bathroom Bike into flames. It was not blown who turned in the alarm firemen said or. Bid Dinger May Lave called the fire department is the apartment has a Telephone. I damage is slight. The flames were extinguished quickly and he apartment on the first floor aupied by or. And mrs. Lisle Dibois received Only slight water tanager. Biddi Jer was an employee of the traffic department of f. E. Myers and Bros company of Asli Jand where la had worked since 1924. He was born in Nova. Or. Bidding was a Veteran of world War ii and served 33 months in the european theater. He was discharged a year ago. He leaves Kis parents or. And mrs. E. W. Biddinger of Nova three Sisters mrs. L. Detrow of Ashland mrs. Veltina Bowerize of i Jova and mrs. H. A. Darby of a brother Paul of Greenwich the Young Mother is survived by her parents or. And mrs. Paul Davis and a sister Beverly All of Elyria aria brother Harold of Culver Calif. The bodies were taken to the Gilbert funeral Home. Funeral arrangements Are incomplete. Can Adi pinched for find fuel Winnipeg up food and fuel supplies dwindled dangerously Way in scores of Union Racket under inquiry House labor committee seeks data for writing of new Law. Washington m the House labor committee which started out id write a new labor Law sought today to broaden its hearings into a investigation of All complaints of Union chairman Hartley a no told reporters if the House Grants the Money the committee also would make any other investigations into the., entire labor situation which would help in writing a this he would involve sending subcommittees into the Field to look into complaints. Three Days ago he disclosed plans to Send out investigators who will get the views of rank and file Union men on labor legislation. Hartley first announced the committee s new plan last night after hearing testimony from eight witnesses representing Philadel phia fruit and vegetable dealers. These witnesses testifying under oath said officials of local 929 of the Al teamsters Union had coerced them and virtually shut Down the Phila Delphia wholesale produce Market. Hartley also disclosed he was sending a Telegram to the Fri ask ing Complete Protection for the witnesses because these men Are seriously afraid of physical Vio guards said Harrity struck and Henry j. Taylor had been on the broadcast with Lewis Moscow and Taylor taking turns at questioning Elliott on his tour of the soviet. Many of the questions were Sharp and tempers were frayed As the broadcast ended. Leaving the studio Elliott and Lewis got into a verbal quarrel in the corridor leading to the elevators Over a broadcast Lewis had made some time ago in which he referred to financial dealings of a Texas radio network in which Roosevelt was interested. As the argument grew hot. Miss Emerson stepped in to Back up her husband. Lewis turned to her and said Why you Don t know anything about this. You weren t even Elliott said that Lewis had implied that Faye was a after a few More exchanges Dur ing which Elliott is said to have called Lewis a liar among other names Harrity stepped in wit Nesses said and hit Lewis. The Melee was quieted Down and Elliott and Faye left after Elliott apologized for calling Lewis a liar and Lewis had apologized on the Chance he had Hurt Faye s feelings. J Southern Saskatchewan and Mani Toba comm lies snowbound by storms which have raged in the area for Weelti in what some Call the worst weather in history. Emergency measures were under Way to Seiil isolated communities by or Opplis supplies from the air., As Snow dec paralysed most rail movement and virtually All farm and bus traffic the wind topped to 25 Miles an hour last no Jet stud a two Day blizzard ended in Southern Saskatchewan bul the acute shortage of Coal plan get least two towns into Semi Darkiss and threatened the residents of Many others with unheated Brnes and hunger. Cleveland picked for Vav meeting Washington ii _ the veterans of foreign wars will hold their eight annual encamp ment at Cleveland sept. 4-9, com Mander Louis e Starr announced pay tribute to Caret leaders in Ohio s political and civic affairs today paid final Tri Bute to state representative John l. Catlett 32, who died thursday night of a cerebral Haemorrhage. Messages from throughout the state reached members of or. Cat Lett s family praising his work in the legislature and in Mansfield Community affairs. Hundreds of or. Catlett s friends called at the Finefrock funeral Home last night and today. Dozens of Floral pieces nearly filled a Large room at the funeral Home. Among them was a Basket of red roses from members of the Ohio House of representatives. Rev David n. Roller pastor of the first presbyterian Church was to officiate at funeral rites at p. Today at the funeral Home. Military services in charge of Robert p. Spreng Post 26, am vets were to be held at the grave in Mansfield memorial Park. Pallbearers were or. Catlett s Brothers in Law Rupert f. Cox. Keith Miller Robert Beard and Albert l. Allen jr., and Harold stauffer Robert Barker Robert Bonham and Howard Doner. Today. He delegates would attend from posts and from Alaska Mawili puerto Rico canal zone face and Germany. Nazi industrialists accused of crimes United states formally charged five German industrialists with War crimes today. Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor chief american prosecutor served the indictment against Friedrich flick 63-year-old industrialist who had vast Power and four men associated with flick in a far Flung Iron and steel Enterprise. Named with flick were Otto Steinbrinck Konrad Kaletsch Bernard Weiss and Hermann Ter known throughout Germany but Seldom if Ever heard beyond the Borders. Newspaper spa erf

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