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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - February 17, 1947, Mansfield, OhioWeather not so cold tonight. Tues Day Snow flurries and colder. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 347 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio monday february 17, 1947 associated press United International Neil service five cents to j. V Surv to gop swings axe on fund Bill car insurance boost to Cost City higher repair costs push Auto truck rates up. Increases in the Cost of automobile insurance effective today Are expected to Cost Man fielders More than a year. The increase in rates announced by the National Bureau of casualty and surety under writers in new York will boost rates about per car Here. There Are approximately automobile insurance policies issued to Man fielders. The jump in rates the associated press reported will amount to 30 per cent for prop erty damage for automobiles and 40 per cent for commercial vehicles. A 10 per cent increase was made in personal injury liability coverage. Increased income As Well As in creased medical and Hospital costs has resulted in a 30 per cent higher average settlement in claims for bodily injuries than m 1941, the Bureau said. It estimated that property damage claims had risen 80 per cent above 1941 be cause of increased costs of material and labor a record mileage with Over age and unsafe automobiles increased Speed limits and deterioration of roads were blamed for the High number of damage claims filed last year. Besides Ohio the new rates apply to 26 other states and the District of Columbia. Be unions seek 27-cent boost at Westinghouse a Cost of living pay increase of per week or 27 cents an hour was asked by the Cio electrical workers from the Westinghouse electric corporation at a contract negotiation meeting in Pittsburgh today the United press reported. A five Man negotiating committee for the Union met with an equal number 01 company representatives in the first Day of a two Day session aimed at settling demands of the United electrical workers for 1947. Included in the requests were provisions for a guaranteed an Nual wage health and welfare funds Portal to Portal pay and adjusted pensions the u. P. Said. X affects covering approximately employees in 58 slants including some at the Mansfield factory the new agree ment would replace the present contract which will expire March 31. However the Union was expected to follow the example of the prisoner found hanged in jail Crestline George fore Shaw 67, was found dead in his cell at City jail Here saturday night by patrolman David Cor bin who said or. Foreshaw had Hung himself by a handkerchief to the cell door. Death was due to strangulation or. A. O. Kackley Crawford county Coroner said. Or. Foreshaw had been taken to the City jail at 2 p. M. On a charge of disorderly conduct. He was a retired boilermaker for the new York Central Railroad Leav ing the employ of the company four years ago. He lived at 520 South Street. Or. Foreshaw was born May 7, 1879 at St. George ont Canada. His wife Margaret Weinert died in 1942. 4 surviving Are four sons. Charles and Floyd of Crestline. Lloyd at Home and Paul of Chicago two daughters mrs. Lillian Gamble of Marion and miss Hazel Foreshaw at Home five grandchildren one brother Thornton of Cleveland and one mrs. Jessie Maloney of Bedford. Services will be held at p. A tomorrow at the Garverick funeral Home with Rev. R. L. Van Scoy pastor of the Trinity Luth eran Church in charge. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. Babs ready for 4th try at Matrimony St. Moritz Switzerland up of heiress Barbara hut ton confirmed today reports that she would take Prince Igor tru Betsoi As husband number one. The Date of the wedding has not been set because of a delay in securing a French marriage License which in turn depends on the Prince s pending application for French naturalization. The Prince was described As be ing French born but of russian origin. Miss Hutton s marriage to tru Betsoi will make her once again a Princess. Alexis Edivani her first husband was a georgian russian Prince. Count Haugwitz von Reventlow of Denmark was her second husband and Gary Grant of Hollywood her third a son Lance was born to miss Hutton when she was countess von Reventlow. Army truck Convoy moves British Coal London army truck convoys reminiscent of wartime rolled along icy roads today carrying Coal from the mines to strengthen the growing Reserve stocks in the country s Powe plants. A Fleet of More than 700 Arm trucks were at work and officials hoped they would carry tons daily. Prospects for another week of sub freezing officials to avoid predictions As to when severe electricity restrictions could be eased. Cio steel workers by negotiating contract extensions. The negotiating sessions were expected to continue through to Morrow when a recess May be called to permit Westinghouse representatives to study the Union s proposals. Other demands of the Union press services reported Are equalization of pay Between men and women Severance pay and Union shop. The retirement pay demand was set at a minimum of monthly. Burglars again break into Madison school for the second time in four Days burglars broke into Madison High school saturday night but this time they failed to get anything. Last wednesday evening in Cash was stolen from the building. Supt. Olan Larue reported that thieves again broke through two doors to reach his office. They got nothing this time As far As we he said. The latest burglary is believed to have occurred sometime after a basketball game at the school saturday night. Harry Snyder caretaker discovered it sunday. The intruders did not disturb the superintendent s office and must have Given up when they observed tie office Safe which was blown open by use of Nitro Glycerine wednesday night la Rue said. Meanwhile Mansfield police were investigating the burglary of the Central methodist Church 378 Park Avenue West last night. Rev. J. Frank Stewart pastor told officers that to representing birthday Money of the Junior department was missing. The burglars thoroughly ran sacked files in the pastor s office and a group of lockers and they forced open most of the doors in the Church Rev. Stewart reported. British halt 800 refugees Jerusalem approximately 800 unauthorized jewish refugees at least 20 of them suf Fering from tear Gas Burns were deported by Cyprus today after failing to fight their Way onto Palestine soil. The refugees smashed the engine of their two masted boat Hirouth off Tel Aviv sunday and fought a British Navy Board ing party for More than an hour. They were subdued by water sprays and tear Gas bombs. A nationwide strike protesting the deportation called by the jewish National Council was held without incident Between 10 and 11 a. M. The refugees sailed from Haifa in a British transport while the strike was in Progress. A writ of Hareas Corpus to test the legality of the deportation was withdrawn just As the trans port sailed. The Case was to have been heard in court today. The refugee vessel was brought into Haifa Harbor Early this morn ing and its passengers Transfer red to the transport. They had been without water since entering Palestine territorial Waters. French City shakes Earth quake lasting three minutes Shook this French Mediterranean port Early today. Traffic kills dozen in Ohio by associated press twelve persons were killed at least 34 others injured in tray Fie accidents in Ohio Over the weekend. A statewide snowfall that made highways wet and Slippery was a Factor in some of the mishaps. Train hits Sno plow. In suburban Toledo a new York Central passenger train struck a stalled Snow plow Sun Day killing two state Highway department maintenance employees. They were Joshua Naus 50, of to Ledo and William Vargo 55, of Swanton o. Fatal accidents included Eileen h. Rey nolds 25, was killed and five other persons injured in a two car collision sunday at the Rocky River drive Berea freeway intersection. Margaret Bergman 48, of Ludlow Falls was killed in a two car crash a mile and a half North of Ludlow Falls saturday night. J. Bensman jr., 20, of Dayton was killed Satur Day in a head on collision of two cars three Miles West of Waynes Ville. Two other persons were injured. Bramwell o. Holt of Dayton drowned after his automobile crashed through a guard rail on South Brodway Bridge near Mil Ler s Ford and plunged 20 feet in to water. F. Strawser 72, of r. R. 2, Delaware was killed saturday night when struck by a car. Cars collide. Camm 50. Of Marion was killed saturday night in a collision of two motor powered Crew cars near Green Camp o. He was a Section Foreman for the Erie Railroad. J. Groner 64, died shortly after being hit by two automobiles sunday. Mrs. Bes Sie Lynch 45, of Sherrodsville was killed when a jeep skidded into a Bridge abutment South of Canton saturday. Columbus Charles Russell Wyat 61, of Black lick was killed when struck by a car on state route 40 near Alton. Charles Grubbs jr., 21, was injured fatally in a motorcycle truck collision. Auto mishaps injure four Fromi Tearea plumbing dealer Hurt when train demolishes his car near Willard. Four Mansfield and Lucas residents were injured one seriously in traffic accidents Over the weekend. Most seriously injured was Ira Bowman 48, Mansfield r. D. 1, partner in the Bowman and Baker plumbing and heating company whose car was demolished by a b. And o. Passenger train sunday noon three Miles East of Willard. Bowman suffered Back injuries and multiple bruises and was taken to Willard municipal hos Pital. His condition was reported As Good today. Treated at Hospital. Others who received treatment for their injuries and were re leased from hospitals were mrs. Charles Shrack of Lucas treated at general Hospital for knee and face lacerations. Adam Poth fifth Avenue mans Field treated at general Hospital for minor head bruises. Wilbur Butts 23, of 39% East fourth Street treated for minor head and Back injuries at Cincin Nati general Hospital. Bowman was thrown out of his car when it skidded into the path of a train at Newman s crossing on state route 99 near Willard. A farm woman who heard the crash administered first Aid to Bowman who was found unconscious beside the tracks. Bow Man was reported to have been returning from a business trip to Steuben. Mrs. Schrack was injured when the car in which s h e was Riding went out of control on the wet paving Between Lucas and mans Field broke through a guard rail and continued into an open Field. Sheriff s deputies said the Accident occurred around 2 p. M. Sunday on state route 39, and that mrs. Shrack was pinned in the car for a Short time. Poth was Hurt when a car driven by Cullen stringfellow mans Field r. D. 2, turned Over three Miles West of Spring Mill on route 39 at p. In. Sunday. Bus overturns. Butts a service cab Driver was among 19 persons slightly injured when a greyhound bus overturned yesterday on state route 3 about 10 Miles North of Cincinnati. Ham Ilton county authorities blamed a Slippery Highway for the Acci Dent news services reported to Day. Dorothy Gratzer 28, who listed Mansfield As her Home was among those injured the associated press said. Meanwhile Harriet Gorham and Irene Harvey 16-year-old senior High school pupils seriously injured in a collision near Northfield Friday were reported to be improving at St. Luke s Hospital Cleveland today. Norman pore 21, also of Mansfield injured in the same crash was said to be in Good condition at Bedford hos Pital. Late news bulletins committee backs 2-term limit Senate judiciary committee voted 9 to 1 today for a proposed constitutional amendment to limit presidential tenure to two full terms of four years each. Tax Cut plans postponed of any consideration of tax cuts until Congress determines How much to slash the 1947 spending budget was announced today by chairman Knutson a Minn of the House ways and Means committee. Plane spots ship in trouble new coast guard reported today that a by had sighted the s s. Raphel Semmes freighter flying a i distress signal off Savannah. A tug was dispatched. Taber favors budget slash Taber r n. Y., announced today that he will attempt to bring the six billion Dollar budget Cut proposal to the House floor under procedure precluding any change in the figure during debate. Red Cross Campaign set to Start March 1 Mansfield and Richland county will be asked to in the annual red Cross enrolment which gets under Way March 1, it was announced today by James l. Zim Merman Campaign chairman. The goal is 523.000 less than last year s figure Zimmerman said. Mansfield will be asked to raise Shelby and the townships this year s goal is Well below the asked last year Cash on hand is being applied toward the 1947 Zim Merman said. This Means that while the total activities of the red Cross will Cost nationally by application of sur pluses the amount sought will be held to and Rich land county s quota has been reduced on the same Zimmerman said the seven ser. Aces for which this year s contributions will be used Are service to veterans and their families service to Active service men and their families overseas workers move crash victims colombian Airliner s death toll of 53 includes eight u. S. Citizens. Be Gan the grisly task today of re moving 52 of All but one of the victims in history s worst a deep abyss near Colombia s mount Calbazo. The other body was recovered on a debris strewn shelf 200 feet below the Peak of the Treacherou High Mountain into which the ill starred Colombo a Airliner ploughed saturday be fore exploding. At least eight u. S. Citizens including two Crew members were among the of whom perished either upon Impact or when the flaming wreck age of part of the plane hurtled to the Bottom of the abyss. Indicating that disaster might have been averted by a matter of feet searchers who made the per Ilous ascent to the Mountain Peak found parts of the propeller motor and baggage scattered Over the Mountainside. Almost Over top. One searcher took this to Indi Cate the Forward part of the plane actually might have cleared the Mountain top with Only the rear of the plane smashing into the ledge. The baggage was in the compartment in the nose of the giant four motored dc-4, which was operated by Vianca airlines. The line lost another plane three weeks ago when 17 persons were killed by a crash in the Magda Lena Jungle. Part of the Cabin and at least three bodies were embedded deeply in the Earth at the Bottom of the abyss. Papers books Fountain pens and children s shoes were scattered throughout the area. Steering lock baffles thief police today were investigating reports of the attempted the of one Auto and the theft of an other Early yesterday. At p. M. Sunday police received a report that ignition wires had been crossed on a car parked in the Westinghouse garage on East fifth Street. The car had been started and backed out on Newman Street but abandoned when a locked steering mechanism prevented further travel ing. Claude j. Griffith 525 cres cent Road reported a 1936 Model car stolen from its parking place on Newman Street Between 6 and 8 a. M. Yesterday. He reported the keys had been left in the car. At 10 a. M. Yesterday police found the car abandoned near the City limits on u. S. Route 30 East. They reported it had a dented fender and door and believed it May have been involved in an Accident. Day 4th Quad Dies 43 hours after birth new last of the quadruplets born saturday to a Manhattan housewife died Early today after 43 hours in an incubator and emergency feeding with an Eye Dropper had failed to save him. Hospital officials said the parents or. And mrs. Raymond 1 Sci. Took the news calmly. Throe of the quads two boys and a girl idled saturday six i hours i Ter their birth. Home Burns 2 s after it s first occupied Ashland a two Story farmhouse which had been occupied by the e. C. Runkle fam ily Only since Friday was destroyed by fire late last night. The Ashland fire department which made a futile Effort to save the building and its con tents reported the House was filled with new furniture. The family was out of town when the fire broke out about Midnight and returned to find the House gutted. No estimate of damage was available but firemen said Only a few Sticks of furniture were saved. New frigid wave Heads this Way Mansfield residents were Eva rec today that another cold wave a on the Way. The latest onslaught of old Man Winter is scheduled to arrive tomorrow night and the weather Man said Strong winds and Snow flurries tomorrow would Herald the arrival of the cold wave. The weather Bureau would t commit itself As to the intensity of the latest frigid attack. But it said we re definitely in the path of a cold air mass moving East Ward from Mansfield s weekend was comparatively mild with a High yesterday of 31 and a Low of 24. Pre mostly de to .03 inches. Tho temperature at noon today was 30. The Long View station of Ops reported. Program of the red Cross disaster we redness and Relief Continua Ion of the health and educational program Junior red Cross and Volunteer special services. For veterans the program included financial Aid guidance and consultation Aid in filing claims and benefits and recreational aids n hospitals. For Active servicemen it includes services ranging from re ports on Home conditions to Finan Cial Aid and Hospital recreational facilities. For occupation troops t includes the facilities of red clubs sight seeing Tours services of medical and social work ers in overseas hospitals and Aid offered by red Cross Field work ers in foreign areas. For Richland county the disaster preparedness and Relief pro ram is designed to Meef any emergency arising from fire flood or other disaster. The peace time activities of the american red Cross Are of the same nature As those provided by it after world War i. With two Dif Zimmerman said. First there is an army of occupation in Japan Korea Ger Many Austria and Italy and Sec Ond there we four times As Many american men and women in world War ii As there were in the first world conflict thus the lumber of wounded and disabled i be cared for in army and Navy veterans hospitals in this country Ancl the number of Able bodied veterans requiring ser vices from tarred Cross Are in the ratio of Fiur to one As com pared with thex Evious War. The result Olalla this is that 75 per cent of Tho present activity of the american id Cross represents services to the armed forces at Home and Overas and to Veter ans in this country. China fights to Clear up Money chaos banking Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek s government in a desperate fight for National survival completely revamped China s tottering business Struc Ture today and promised to reorganize the government itself. Shanghai s Tough Black mar Ket operators promptly moved underground and defied the new Chiang threatened severe penalties and said that rough and ready Justice would make up in some Case for Lack of enforcement machinery. The drastic decrees 1. Ordered Home All fortunes abroad. A few chinese Are re ported to have foreign invest ments Worth billions and Many have moderate nest eggs 2. Provided for government withdrawal from Industry. It had been moving toward virtual monopoly of heavy Industry but now plans to retain Only utilities and defense essential 3. Restricted wages and prices to january Levels and prohibited strikes and lockouts. 4. Fixed 1he official Exchange rate at 12.000 chinese dollars to one u. S. Instead of to one and banned any use of for eign currency or any trading in Gold in China. This already is be ing violated in Shanghai. 5. Provided for a curtailed government budget and stricter tax collections along with expenditure of u. S. For importing urgently needed machinery and raw materials. 6. Pledged a Campaign against hoarding and speculating and said severe penalties would be blast rocks Miff in area fur storage building hit by explosion two men escape injury. Roof of a one Story Frame building Here in which thousands of dollars Worth of furs were stored Xmas lifted off its base by in explosion Early sunday. Accumulation of Gas from a nearby Gas was blamed for the blast Whit i so terrified a dog sleeping in tie building that it has not been seen since. Although to men were sleep ing in the i gilding owned by Mast Bright i Tiffin fur dealer no one was injured. A minor Flash fire which followed the. Explosion was before., arrival of the Amland lire truck from Ashland seeping fats blamed. Harry a wire Driver of the fire truck said a teak in a Gas line which passes under the building seeped into tic office. open door in the Oke allowed the Gas to be ignited torn flames in a Coal stove burning a another room. Damage was limited to Dislo cation of thereof broken win Dows a door mown from its Frame and singed wallpaper. Every win Dow in the on Story Frame build ing was broken. All furs hang ing from the news in the building were knocked Down but were not damaged. Imposed for violation of any de crees. Laraine Battles to stay married Hollywood Laraine Day went to Bat. With the courts to remain mrs. Leo Duro Cher today while the lip himself went Back to his beloved Brook Lyn dodgers. Miss Day s attorneys were to appear before Superior judge Edward t. Bishop to argue that judge George a. Dockweiler who granted her a divorce Jan. 20 from Airport executive Ray Hendricks is too prejudiced to determine her status. Flag dropped at Siuth pole aboard the us. S. S. It. Olympus ii the Antarctic feb. Bar Admiral Richard e. Byrd flew Iver the South pole Loday and dropped the Flag of the uni cd nation at the pole Dis patches fro Little America announced. Byrd duplicated Liis feat of nov. 29, 1929 by Jling Over the pole. The dispatches announcing the exploit did not state How far his plane had Flona into areas never before beheld by human eyes. Byrd ret until to Little Amer Ica at is p. M. E. S. A flight of nearly 13 Houts his plane Tak off accompanied by a second Craft and returned with it but iut As not immediately announced whether both had flown Over the pole. Byrd sent a personal message to Admiral Chiler a Tirpitz u. S. Chief of Navil operations writ ten while he is circling Over the pole. The temp ensure at the pole was reported to in 40 degrees below actress Zero at an Alli Lude of feet. Vets1 Agency bears Brunt of heavy Cut deficiency re quest by Truman Cut to Washington a the Republican controlled House appropriations commit be swung a legislative meat today at president tru Nan s first Money request for it More than in Uvo from to of the entire cent reduce Ion of recommended 3y the committee in the first sup ply Bill sent to the House floor since republicans won control of Congress was applied to the veterans administration. The committee promised however to review that Agency s detailed needs later. Today s action is not related directly to the proposed clash in the presi Dent s budget for the coining fiscal year. The Bill deals Only with deficiencies in funds already appropriated for the current fiscal year ending june 30. Coupled with the measure were recommendations for the Cancella Tion of in appropriations already made and for liquidation of the civilian production administration by june 30 instead of dec. 31. In the Case of another War born Agency however the office of defense com Mittee recommended a two months Extension of the end of april to the end of cause of the crisis resulting from the shortage of freight cars. The committee recommended in addition Judt funds a seduction of from the presi Dent s suggestion. Agrees on Stop Gap. I the committee agreed on As a Stop Gap fund for the veterans administration which said its original allotment of will be exhausted by the end of this month. The Agency had asked for existing conditions in the vet Erans the com Mittee said in explanation of its action require very careful hear Ings and exhaustive study before the appropriation of the amount the committee said it is not at All satisfied that the Veter ans administration is taking proper precautions to conserve the government s fund in the Cost of administration and de sires to secure full information on this the amount recommended the committee said should carry a until the end of March. To help finance the Cost of handling checks for payments of income tax refunds and for allot ments to veterans attending school the committee approved an additional for the Treasury s division of disburse ment. Estimates Short. The report said earlier Esti mates of the number of payments fell far Short of actuality. There Are nearly sex gis in school compared with an expected 670.000. Also the first estimate was for tax refunds by june 30 but the committee said there will be in excess of 000 by then due to a Speed up in repayment plans. The Bill also carries an item of for the customary pay ments of each to the continued on Page 2 weather stops hop Honolulu o the at tempted Nolop flight of the army p-82 Mustang fighter Bettyjo fit Honolulu to new York was pcs Pond again today because of Bill weather Over Tho Eastern unit til states. It. Col. Robert e. Lila err. Al Centro cal., the i id Hopes to take off late today or tuesday. 2 families draw Amy pay on stolen child Toledo sheriff h. G. Cline of Newton county mis Souri was scheduled to arrive in Toledo today to return Betty and Robert Humbarger to Neosho mo., to face charges of kid Naping 14 month old Donald Robert Waltman. Both Humbarger a discharged Soldier and his wife waived extradition but denied kidnapping the youngster. They said they were anxious to Clear up the matter which has gained nation wide interest. A possibility that 1he Federal government might enter the Case also Deij loped. Authorities Learned that both the Humbar jars who have no children of Mieir own and Don Ald s Mother mrs. Virginia Waltman. Oine Osho who swore out the Warmt for the couple s arrest recency government allotments for Donald. Both Huni Arger and his wife asserted they loved Donald and did not but to give him up. They main lined his Mother gave them permission to keep the baby because they could give him better Ore. Farmer Hurt by horse Dies new London funeral ser vices will be held wednesday at 1 2 p. M. For Adolph Schneiter 79 year Oid now London Farmer who died in the now London Hospital of injuries sufi Rod last Christ i Mas eve when he was dragged by a horse on his farm. Or. Schneider suffered a Brok j on right foot and internal in j juries. The Accident occurred when the horse he was is ran away dragging the a d Farmer for several Hundred feet. In poor health since the Acci he was taken to the hos Pital last week. Or. Schneiter was born in Ger Many but had shed in the new London area since he had been a boy. Rites will be held from the Sackett funeral Home Here. Rev. G. L. Kettenring of Norwalk for j Mer pastor of the first Baptist i Church Here will officiate. Burial Uville be in Pittsville cemetery. J he leaves two sons Albert and John both of new London and 1 four daughters mrs. Anna Bezek i Loff of Elyria mrs. Mary Phillips of Wakeman mrs. Lena Seres of i los Angeles calif., and mrs. J Marguerite Spaneler of Maple i Heights. Jews paper i Siew spa Peri

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