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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - February 18, 1947, Mansfield, OhioWeather colder with Snow flurries tonight. Wednesday Cloudy cold. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 348 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio tues Jim february 18, 1947 press United Prest internal tonal news service put of Tvr Ivel Board to seek spa authority to build 2 schools two train wrecks kill 33 puts Roseland w. Fifth jobs first on list addition to Western Avenue building also on must list bids on Sale of Bonds to be opened feb. 27. Moving a Little nearer the Start of construction work on Mansfield s school building program the Board of education last night authorized Glen l. Robinson its business agent to seek civilian production administration the request which probably will go to spa with building sketches authority to erect two new buildings and an addition to another. Early in March will seek per Mission to build the Roseland and West fifth buildings and an Addi Tion to the Western Avenue build ing. Combined Cost of the projects will be architects plans for the Struc Tures Are expected to be ready within a few weeks. Opens Bond bids. Bids on the Worth of Bonds remaining to be sold to finance the big program will be opened by the Board at noon feb. 27. Mrs. Roessel Dies at age 90 City s first Charity nurse earned the affectionate title of Mother mrs. Minnie Birmelin Roessel 90, Mansfield s first Charity nurse and Pioneer welfare worker died at 7 a. Today in the sanitarium Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Roessel was one of two Mansfield nurses who gave most of their time and much of their Money in caring for the City s ill before the Days of the visiting nurses association. The other was the late Helen Hayden mrs. Roessel earned the affectionate title Mother Roessel. She was said to have mothered More of the City s unfortunates during the years she served than any other person in the City. She began working As a nurse about 1893. Retired at age 77. She continued to serve often taking the sick and needy into her own Home until 1933, when she retired at the age of 77. For Many years she was also Relief officer for the Mansfield humane society. Born in Baden Germany aug. 8, 1856, mrs. Roessel came to Mansfield 70 years ago most of that time living at 402 Tremont Street. She was a member of the St. John s evangelical Church. Leaves two sons. Mrs. Roessel leaves two sons Louis of Kalamazoo Mich., and Charles w. Of Mansfield and one daughter mrs. Mary Snyder of Mansfield. Funeral services will be held thursday at p. In the Finefrock funeral Home with her pastor or. Paul h. Saleste in charge. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. Friends May Call at the funeral Home. Wilson granted parole hearing although the Ohio Pardon and parole commission has considered a parole for Charles a. Wilson 34-year-old Mansfield Man convicted of the 1936 first degree murder of Jean Moorhead it has As yet taken no action a com Mission spokesman told the news journal. Wilson s name was absent from a list of prisoners to whom the commission announced today it had granted paroles. Wilson appeared before the commission at its hearing at the London prison farm where he is confined last thursday and Fri Day the spokesman said. But no action was taken. The Case is being held open for fur ther the spokesman stated. No release of commission action on the Wilson Case is expected before March 6, the spokesman said. Wilson became eligible for parole consideration when former governor Frank j. Lausche two Days before his administration expired commuted his sentence to second degree murder. The entire Bond Issue amount ing to was approved More than a year ago. The Board meeting previously sold Worth to for preliminary work on the projects. The Bonds will be issued in 000 denominations and will mature at the rate of on april 1 and oct. 1 annually from 1948 to 1967 inclusive except that jog. Worth Shalf mature on oct. 1 from 1957 to 1967 inclusive. A schools financial report submitted last night by Board clerk John h. Showed that bonded indebtedness has been reduced from in 1940 to last year. Board members will visit the proposed Roseland school site Fri Day morning to Check on the need for an additional lot there. Her Bert s. Jones architect for the project suggested that one More property to the North of the site be purchased to provide a sewer outlet. Miller advised by physician to take rest acting on the advice of his physician supt. W. L. Miller of Mansfield schools has Relin gushed his duties for an indefinite period he told the Board of education last night in a written statement. The superintendent left the City yesterday for a vacation trip during which he plans to rest and forget work for a his office reported. He designated or. Edwin Fensch director of research in the City schools and Glen l. Robinson business agent to handle administrative details during his absence. They will adhere to the policies As set up by the Board of he said. Robinson presented the superintendent s report to the Board last night. Strikers can be replaced Board rules Washington the National labor relations Board posted fresh notices to and to that work ers who strike Over wages Anc Job conditions can be replace without violating the Wagner labor relations act. The Board went even further in its decision involving two St Petersburg newspapers Anc declared that when a Union it Smyth defends atomic report Cleveland up prof. Union officials vote Down strike Cleveland a vote against ordering sympathy strikes on Ohio Bell Telephone properties throughout the state indicated to Day the walkout of 700 employees in the Youngstown area would not spread to other municipalities. Officials of the Ohio federation of Telephone workers ind late Henry d. Smyth of Princeton University author of the army approved Smyth report on atomic Energy for military purposes says there Are two major reasons for releasing some information about atomic Energy at least to the de Gree that has been although he did not identify his statements As such they apparently were in reply to an assertion by Bernard Baruch who told the Senate atomic committee two weeks ago that the Smyth report was the biggest breach of Security since the beginning of the atom bomb the first reason is prof. Smyth declared in a state ment released last night in con Junction with an address before the Western Reserve i Frater nity. The ultimate responsibility for our nation s policy rests on its citizens and they can discharge such responsibilities wisely Only if they Are informed. I am not a political but let me ask we could at tempt to set up National and International systems of control of atomic Energy without telling the people what atomic Energy is. It seems to be difficult Eno ugh As it is and i leave to your imagination to guess what would have happened if no information what Ever had been he said the second reason for release of some information on atomic Energy was to make this country Strong in technology which in turn depends heavily upon scientific research. Every piece of information that is withheld from these men and he continued will Lessen their usefulness to the country in the future. This should always be borne in mind in a decision to withhold a piece of in formation. It is just As important As the other half of the question which is will the release of this information help out potential Barge the employer with failing to negotiate in Good Faith Anc Hope to the charge stick under the Wagner act Only the employer can be penalized for re fusing to bargain with his work ers. The decision that economic who walk out Over wages or working Condi be replaced legally is a restatement of previous Norb policy. But a Board spokesman told reporters that the Agency is hitting it hard in this in stance. The unanimous ruling overturned the findings of an Norb trial examiner Thomas s. Wilson. Broad meaning. Carried to its ultimate meaning the decision affecting economic strikers would countenance the hiring of new miners to replace John l. Lewis soft Coal diggers if they struck again Only for higher or better working conditions. If they walked out because of an unfair labor prac Tice by the operators however they could not be replaced. As a practical matter the first possibility scarcely could occur since it would not be profitable to replace such a Large number of trained workers. Also the opera tors would be aware of the ser ious consequences that might re bloody Union War fare. In the St. Petersburg Case the Board said the times publishing company eve Ning Independent inc., and news printing within their rights in replacing More than 60 striking members of the Al International typographical Union. Funeral time set officials mum on wage meet contract negotiators for the Westinghouse electric corporation and the clo muted electrical workers said last night they had nothing to announce after their first formal 1947 session the associated press reported today while spokesmen of local 711, new in Mansfield reported Jos Eph Hawkins president of local 711, is attending the negotiation conferences a spokesman for both sides in Pittsburgh said it was agreed that no news of the discus lion would be made Public until a joint statement can be made Hawkins is expected Back in Mansfield late tomorrow. The be third largest Cio Union. Followed Cio president Philip Murray s example in the Safe Industry negotiations by naming no specific figures but asking for a substantial wage affected by the negotiations Are about workers in 58 be Cio units in 23 Westinghouse 20 perish 85 Hurt in crash of red Arrow two locomotives electric car bodies strewn along right of of some of the victims of a Chicago South Shore and South Bend electric Tain crash with a bus loaded with Section hands he along the rail Road s right of Way. At left is wider Carriage of the bus in right background is body of has. The Accident happened near Michigan City wire photo 8 deputies appointed to sell m7 Auto tags eight Deputy registrars to handle sales of 1947 License plates in Richland county were named today by state registrar Edward t. Fogo of the Bureau of motor vef cles. Deputies for nearby counties also were announced. Sale of the tags will Start March 10, and the plates May be used immediately by purchasers. For the first time since 1942 motorists will be Given two plates this year. Both must be on vehicles by april British Hope for More fuel looked anxiously today for some relaxation in the nation s drastic fuel restrictions As a result of a scheduled meeting of the special Coal committee which reports to he Cabinet this afternoon. Despite a continuance of seven Vinter weather it was expected that the improved Coal situation n which stockpiles at Power stations have been considerably in creased will permit some relax Ion. There was great Hope that Al East a Date can be set for a partial switch on or Power to numerous industries which were forced to close Down. The populace had the added a Orry today of new shortages most rationed foods. This Situa Ion followed the shutting Down of Canning and bottling plants Reserve stocks were reported Dis appearing rapidly from grocers shelves. Hermit leaves Money to Garbo Allegan Mich. British born Recluse with a so ret admiration for1 Greta Garbo has left his entire estate valued at s20.000, to 1he swedish film actress. Author of the will was Edgar h. Donne whose death in his Qualia one room farm Shack near ice last october went unnoticed or several Days. He was 70 years id. 1. Deputy registrars appointed in Richland county Are Jack Berger Auto club. Bellville mrs. Ellen Bowers. H. D. Under Bill Olivesburg mrs. Martha j. Hannafius. Mrs. Florence b. Ervin 59 West Broadway. Shelby Clarence s. Stroup. George Page. Mrs. Mary Kochheiser. Registrars appointed in Ashland county include w. C. Neely 117 West second Street Hayesville mrs. Helen Grady l. O. Franks Lou Donville William o. Bunting jr., 123 main Street Perrysville mrs. Marguerite Gladden Polk William e. Donley Savannah mrs. Ina Lindsey. In Knox county the following were named Centerburg Robert e. J. Thorp Fredericktown Raymond Yost it. C. F. Allerding pub Lic Square it. Vernon a a Topp. Berger and Allerding Are the Only registrars in their respective counties who handle truck and trailers plates. Sayko wins parole Columbus Steve say to 27, Lakewood serving a sen tence for sex offences was paroled today from the Mansfield reformatory effective april 24 by the state Pardon and parole com Mission. Ash wednesday rites open lenten season lenten services officially will Kin tomorrow As Ash wednesday Ushers in the annual six week period of prayer and sacrifice St. Peter s Catholic Church. Is Johns evangelical. Grace Epis Opal and All lutheran churches Ollie City will observe Ash Wedny a with ceremonies. Rulo at St. Peters the distribution of ashes among worshippers i 1 p Claro q a funeral i plants across the nation. Services for col. Earle i. Johnson who was killed in the crash of his fall kills Snow chief Ake place at 8 15 a. M immediately by solemn High mass. The solemn Blessing of the Ash s. Obtained from the burning of he Palms used in last Palm Sun a services will be observed in connection with individual distribution. Tomorrow night therr will be a Sermon and devotions. Because of Ash wednesday ashes will again be distributed to worshippers and Rev. Alphonse Hoffman pastor of our lady of sorrows Church North Auburn Wil preach. X t services will begin at i huh so i my alone 1__t7_______a uni ertl stale Road Here. A. At a. Rev. Samuel u. J i of the ashes. Holy communion again i jul be administered. At 8 p. A. There will be the Reading of be Litany with a Sermon by the pastor. Services at St. Johns first suit discloses Coal firm Sale the filing of a suit to Preven the Transfer of a Telephone num Ber disclosed today the Sale of the laser and Walker Coal company 214 East fourth Street to George l. Satterlee. Satterlee petitioned common pleas court for an injunction to prevent the former owners from transferring that company s Tele phone number to another Loca listed As defendants in the Peti Tion filed by atty. Homer g. Clark Are Guy l. Walker 214 Park ave nue East Clifton c. Laser 54 state Street and the Mansfield Tele phone company. Walker and laser Satterlee said sold their Coal company to him feb. 6 and agreed that he should have exclusive use of the firm name for one year. He says the defendants have demanded that the Mansfield Telephone com Pany Transfer the number. Such Acton he contends would be a violation of the Sale agree ment and would cause irreparable damage. The requested injunction if granted prevent the Tele phone company from transferring the number. Clay opposes budget slash Gen. Lucius d. Clay Deputy military Gover nor warned today that if the United states army does not get budgetary funds requested we will not accomplish our objectives in Gen. Clay made his statement at a news conference in reference to proposals in Washington for cuts in the army budget. He declared that the army had asked or very minimum the general then expressed his personal opinion that there can 10 no final peace for Germany without a permanent or at least a provisional Reich government. 3ut he said a Provisor peace arrangement is possible. Gen. Clay said that the Allied control Council in Berlin will be m schedule with its report on Germany for consideration of the 3ig four Council of foreign min sters which meets in Berlin March 10. The report is due to be submitted on feb. 25. The american Deputy commander who next month succeeds Gen. Joseph t. Mcnarney As commander revealed that 50 per cent of the t i already has been approved lutheran and St. Luke s i by an four occupation chiefs n churches begin at agreement has been reached p m., with sermons by tors of the churches or. Paul h. Saleste Rev. Carveth p. Mitchell cars plunge Over an embankment Altoona three Crew members and an undetermined number of sengers were killed and around 85 persons injured Early today when the Penn Sylvania Railroad s red Arrow Detroit to new York passenger train jumped the tracks ten Miles West of Here a per spokesman reported. Coroner Daniel Replogle of Al Toona said that at least 20 were killed in the wreck. Near Horseshoe curve. The wreck of the Detroit new York Sleeper occurred at a. The scene was about two Miles red Arrow picked up passengers Here the Pennsylvania s bed a which was wrecked near Altoona pa., Early today picked up several passengers in mans Field about p. M., yesterday rail officials Here said. None of the passengers however has been reported dead or missing. Among the passengers were representatives of the Mansfield tire and rubber company in the East. They had been visiting the Mansfield Plant. Eastbound traffic on the Penn Sylvania through Mansfield was restored last night but West bound trains Are running several hours Lato today company spokesmen said. West of Horseshoe known to thousands for its Beautiful View Down a Mountain Valley. A Railroad spokesman said two locomotives and 11 cars of the 14 car train were derailed the Loco motives and five cars rolling Down an embankment. The injured were rushed to hospitals at Altoona where attendants became so Busy they could t count the casualties. Mercy and Altoona hospitals later reported they had a total of 85 casualties and More were arriving. The Accident disrupted All rail Road Telephone communication in the area the spokesman said in creasing the difficulty of obtain ing information and details. The red Arrow is one of the Pennsylvania s crack passenger trains. It had eight sleepers one diner one coach and the rest bag Gage and mail cars. Describes scene. Torn Lynam an Altoona photographer said he saw three or four bodies lying around and injured passengers were moaning in Side an overturned car. I shone my flashlight inside and saw arms and legs sticking he said. Some Railroad continued on Page 3 knifes through loaded bus Michigan City witnesses who saw a Speed ing one car electric Trajn knife through a bus Load of Railroad workers killing 13 persons and others said today they could see no cause for the Accident. The bus Driver Glenn Morris Michigan City had an unobstructed View for Miles either Way Down the track but apparently did not see the train As it bore Down on the bus at 65 to 70 Miles an hour at a Grade crossing five Miles East of Here yesterday afternoon. 10 in Hospital. Ten of the injured still were in serious condition at clinic Hospi Tal Here. All of those killed and 14 of the injured were Riding in the bus. They were members of a Railroad Section gang who had just completed work on another Sec Tion of the company s right of Way. Morris stopped the bus wit Nesses said and then started slowly across the tracks in the path of the Chicago South Shore and South Bend passenger car. The collision sliced the bus in two strewing bodies of the dead and the screaming injured along the track. Morris body was found 500 Yards from the Cross ing. W. E. Willard 45, South Bend Motorman of the suburban train and one of his passengers were treated for injuries at a Hospital and released. The other 25 train passengers continued on their Way after transferring to another South Bend to Chicago suburban. City patrolman takes Over for rail watchman a Mansfield police officer re ported today he replaced a Cross ing watchman at the Busy East fourth Street crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad for two hours last night when it appeared that the watchman was unable to continue his duties. City patrolman f. Williams in an official police report stated that he was detailed to the East fourth Street crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad at p. and took Over control of traffic from to a. When i was relieved by a Penn Sylvania Railroad employee who was capable of operating the c. H. Koozer supervisor of tracks for the Pennsylvania rail Road said that when Railroad officials were notified two men were sent to the scene the men reached the about p. He said crossing Ohio brass representative loses Fingernail in wreck notably on chapters concerning finance demilitarization manpower and reparation policies As Asi Metal which had jammed the aisle. And tried to reach him but he was wedged Between the Jumble in the aisle. He said his name was de Vine. He was t Hurt but asked me to give him an account of what was going on. I described the scene to him As Best i could. He was a Spunky Chap though scorned Calm despite being pinned Down. Finally i heard the Rescue j i i v j j i _ .1 to Al t i i to Silvi 1 Siciu icx11i1ijc11 Llic it list. Andors. Games respectively. I certain parts of the economic i groped in the darkness and Felt at St. Pauls lutheran and St. Program. Mark s lutheran churches services will Start at p. At St. J Parks licensed Paul s Church. Rev. Herman l. Gil coun i was doing. Bort will adm mister the holy com cil As approved Illarion Muon and preach a lenten scr a amusement Parks and s1 oth by Gerald d. Russell As told to the United press Russell British representative of the Ohio brass company of Mansfield was a passenger in the fourth coach of the red Arroix train which derailed Altoona today a native of Middlesborough. Yorkshire England he Ems in route to Rcv York where he planned to Board ship for South America if Altoona a. I was not quite asleep in the lower berth Hen i Felt the ram lurch. I immediately became fully con vicious but not quite aware of the nature of the wreck. I knew however. That the train had left he track. I managed to crawl out of my Derth through a jumbled mass of quite serious for a Luggage. Mattresses and bits of know. Altogether i was imprisoned in the car for nearly an hour and a two windows. I broke one and half. I feel Calm but i fear a managed to open the other. But Shock reaction later it was dark i could t see what As i was taken away from the wreckage. I Sun eyed the scene i briefly. After groping about in twisted workers climbing up the upper Side of our car. Of the men pulled me out of the Hole and let me Down gradually Over the Side. They extricated Devine Al though i have not seen him since. F i count m1self a Lucky passenger indeed i lost a Nail on the first Finger of my right hand. But what worries me now is my Luggage. I lost All my papers and my passport is missing. That s Gre gation. K darkness i found pm self Back in j it appeared me address has nation a cause for revocation 8-my own berth. I Park Liccini is. Few cars Lay at right Agles to the i heard a passenger near me remainder of is train. Newspaper if

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