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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 2, 1947, Mansfield, OhioWeather occasional rain Wanner tonight. Snow and colder Friday. Ohio St Sci off Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 301 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio thursday january 2, 1947 associated press United press International news service Price five cents gop set for new Tower role ice storm stalls traffic in City area mishaps Hurt two persons in Mansfield Street Highway Crews work All night in attempt to keep routes open warmer weather to ease Hazard. Freezing rain which began falling yesterday afternoon glazed streets and highways in the Mansfield area Paralez ing traffic and stranding scores of motorists headed for Home after the new year Holiday. Two persons were Hurt in Falls on the ice in Mansfield. Five Richland county schools scheduled to open today after the holidays ask for bids on Sanatorium commissioners act following receipt of construction permit from spa. County commissioners today passed a Resolution to advertise for contractors bids on their pro posed new 49-bed county tuberculosis Sanatorium. The action came two Days after receipts of a construction per Mit from the civilian production administration. According to the Resolution passed by a unanimous vote of the three commissioners bids will be accepted for opening no later than noon feb. 11, in the commissioners office at the courthouse. Conferring with the commissioners this morning was architect h. S. Jones who was instructed to Confer with county prosecutor Theodore Lutz in up the Legal advertising and form ing the bidding Blanks which con tractors will use. Action was deferred on the Sale of in Bonds approved for the project by the voters in no vember 1945. The Resolution starts the wheels turning again in efforts to build a new county Sanatorium. The spa permit stipulates that construction must begin within 60 Days after spa approval and that the building must be completed within a year. Plans Call for a modern four Story Structure to be erected on a gift site 12 Miles Southeast of Mansfield on state route 39. When completed it will replace the 28-bed Hospital now housed in a leased building on Lexington Avenue. Toll reaches 13 Liberick Eire off the death toll resulting from last sat urday s crash of the Twa Constellation Star of Cairo near Shannon Airport stood at 13 to Day. Dudley Hill 34, of Alex Andria va., the plane s radio officer died Here yesterday Only a Day after father William t. Hill of Alexandria had arrived Here to see. Remained closed be cause buses were unable to reach pupils on country roads. The Weatherman said rising temperatures and rain probably would Wash away most of the ice before tonight. The rain is due to turn to Snow tomorrow As cold weather sweeps in from the Ca Nadian Northwest. Although police reported nine minor accidents on icy streets Between 3 and 5 p. M., no in juries were reported in Auto mishaps either in the City or throughout the area. State patrolmen who also experienced a Busy Day and night with some Freak property damage accidents warned that roads were still dangerous in the area and that dense fog was reported North of Bucyrus and from it. Gilead to Columbus suffers head Cut. Injured in Falls on the ice yesterday were w. B. Hill 112 Hedges Street treated at general Hospital for a two Inch Cut on the Back of the head and Clare Baker of new Kensington pa., who suffered facial lacerations when he fell at fourth and main streets at p. Police said Hill fell on the ice at Park Avenue West and Bowman Street. Boyd Robinson superintend ent of Richland county schools said that boards of education ordered opening of schools delayed at Lexington Shiloh on Tario Bellville and in Union Rural District today. Most of the county schools Are not to reopen until Jan. 6. Supt. L. C. Stingel of the on Tario schools said classes there would t be resumed until Mon Day and the scheduled basketball game with Plymouth tomorrow night has been postponed. It was the worst night we be experienced in three Gail Hammett assistant superintendent of the state Highway garage said. Secondary Are still Hazard Ous for driving today although the Over All condition is a lot bet 8 Crews Busy. Hammett said that eight High Way maintenance Crews worked the entire night salting the main highways and hindering the secondary roads. Hammett added that the Crews will stay on the Job until the ice Hazard is gone. Some 35 tons of Salt and cinders were spread on City streets up to Midnight last night and a four truck Crew was out again today Street supt. C. H. Hebel said continued on Page 2 let courts act says Portal act author Elbert Thomas a. Utah co author of the Law on which Portal to Portal suits Are based said today Congress should keep hands off the Issue until the courts have had their say. But several Republican senators expressed the opinion 1hat the new gop controlled Congress would have to come to grips with the snowballing suits in unions now seek More than from employers. On the House Side. Rep Hoff the Law involved and i know that Portal to Portal was not even thought of when the Bill was Thomas said. Just what constitutes a 40-hour work Man r., Mich said he would 11 a 40-hour work propose amendment of the fair Veek is the matter that has to labor standards act to define a work week As the time actually spent in productive labor. Thomas told a reporter there should be no legislative action until there is some firm decision in the courts on the he said the courts can Settle this thing better than anyone the Utah Democrat said he took that stand despite the supreme court decision which started the run of suits. The High court ruled that workers should be paid for All time during which an pm it required to be on an employer s result not foreseen. I was one of the authors of be decided now. But i am not going to pass judgment on something that is before the courts. And my Opin Ion is that it will be difficult to get Congress to do so. Judging from 150 years of on the other Side of the Politi Cal feet Sain matter Congress Flanders r., that the enough so that it up the fair labor standards act take. The first subject of Republican senators Brewster of Maine and Donnell of Missouri also said they expect something would have to be done but along with Flanders they withheld com ment on just what form it should Cio accused of violating election Law 60 unions 11 corporations communist party named by House committee. Washington up i a special House committee which investigated the no vember elections today accused 60 Cio unions 11 Cor j portions and the communist party of violating the corrupt practices act. It said it would ask the Justice department to investigate them. The Campaign expenditures com Mittee charged the unions and corporations with violating a Sec Tion of the act prohibiting any corporation or Union from making contributions in connection with any elections. It charged the communist party with violation of the act by failing to report its Campaign expenditures to the clerk of the House As required by Law. Col. Robert b. Barker chief committee investigator said the unions included the National maritime Union american communications association United electrical radio machine workers amalgamated clothing workers american newspaper Guild United Public workers transport workers Union and the teachers Union of the United pub Lic workers. The 11 corporations were cited for making contributions to. Americans United for world govern ment inc. Action taken today. Barker said the committee s port would be turned Over to at Torney general Tom c. Clark sometime the possible penalty if the unions and corporations Are convicted is a Fine for an organization and a Fine or one year s imprisonment or for any officer for each violation. The communist party could be fined its officers if convicted could be fined or sentenced to two years imprison ment or both. The report said the 60 unions contributed about to the greater new York political action coordinating committee and the new York county american labor party Campaign committee. Both committees supported rep Vito Marcantonio a-l., n. Y., in successful election Campaign. Waa accused of favouritism Washington a spec Ial House committee investigating surplus disposal accused the War assets administration today of Sloppy business methods and favouritism if not downright Cor the committee declared waa s Cost of doing business was stupendous in fact prohibitive and said the whole surplus property disposal pro Gram May end up showing a net loss to the the group headed by rep. Slaughter said in its Fin Al report the investigation should be continued through a successor committee. Meanwhile it recommended con Gress should eliminate priorities for the Purchase of All property except real estate exempting Only government agencies buying for their own use. First unaware of the interest he caused one Day old Michael David Huntsman son of or. And mrs. Fred Huntsman 162 Brooker place sleeps peacefully in the arms of nurse mrs. Rosemary Bogner. Young Michael who weighed in at eight pounds 11 ounces was born exactly 33 minutes after Bells rang in the new year. He was born at general Hospital wednesday y at a. Photo by a. C. Mecurio 1947 s Mim Itei old when first baby born a husky eight Pound 11 ounce boy Michael David Huntsman appeared at mans Field general Hospital yester Day morning just 33 minutes after the traditional new year s infant had presented smiling face to Hospital officials. Michael David son of or. And mrs Fred Huntsman 162 Brooker place was the first of seven babies who chose new year s Day As their birthdays. As the result of Michael s fortunate appearance he and Mother probably will be the recipients of 11 special gifts from Mansfield business men. A crib and mattress will be forthcoming from Kobacker s. Leed s drug store will give Michael s2.50 in Cash for Piggy Beauty shop has promised the Mother of 1947 s first baby a Pernita nent wave As soon As she can appear at the shop and Perez studio will take a picture of Michael for that special baby Book. Other prizes will include an old Charm quilt from Zanes a three piece baby outfit from the Jack and Jill shop a two piece baby Bunting from Mont Gomery Ward a pair of mrs. Day s special baby shoes from the Liberty shoe store and a. Luxurious ride Home for Michael and Mother by the Jones memorial. There will be one Surprise gift. That has been promised by Fox s jewelry store. Six other babies were born yesterday at the Hospital. They were a son to or. And mrs. Clyde Birky 315 Taylor Road a daughter to or. And mrs. Moton Smith Wooster Road a daughter to or. And mrs. Charles Schoonover 119 West Longview Avenue a daughter to or. And mrs. Robert Kissel 279 Bulkley Avenue a Daugh Ter to or. And mrs. Donald Brown 352 Bowman Street and a son to or. And mrs. Thomas Bair 462 West sixth Street. Campaign hits half Way Mark with Friendly House building fund donations passing the half Way Mark Campaign officials accelerated drive to Day to reach the goal. Commenting that pre holi Day response to the drive was splendid and that today s port of is highly Gratis Paul endriss Campaign chairman urged mans fielders to Speed up the contributions 1o put the Friendly House Campaign Over the our Campaign committee has not been putting on too much pres sure due to the Busy Holiday sea endriss said but now that the holidays Are Over we Are ask ing All Man fielders to give the Friendly House cause serious consideration. The building fund drive forms a responsibility for everyone in Mansfield regardless of financial the Campaign off ice is in the e. Moorhead garage. Checks should be made out to the Friendly House building fund. Today s report figure includes gifts from the following merchants and business establishments Mansfield plating company s200 Wagner hardware company s200 lumbermen Mutual insurance company Wappner funeral Home evergreens cafeteria Richland inc b. Gardner garage. S50 Pendleton s Market. S25 and Bab cock donuts shop four confess store hold up sheriff says 3 men teen age youth held in theft of from Market on Ashland Road. Three men and a teen age youth who authorities said j admitted holding up the Black Fork Market at the Point of a gun monday night were in the county jail today sheriff Frank e. Robinson reported. The reported to have robbed mrs. Sam Stankovich wife of the Market proprietor of in Cash confessed after deputies arrested them at their Homes in Mansfield yesterday Robinson said. It was one of the swiftest apprehensions of bandits in recent Richland county and Mansfield history. It came through the cooperation of the Mansfield and Ashland police departments and an unnamed Ashland Motorist who observed three of the men run from the Market to their get away car. The pocketbook containing the Cash and the 32-caliber pistol one of the men brandished have been recovered but the men insist there was Only so in the purse Rob Inson said. Thanks to the Ashland Motorist who was Able to give a Good description of the men s car and the Ashland and Mansfield police Lepart mints. We were Able to arrest the men yesterday. All four have confessed to their parts in the Robinson said. Saw men leaving. The Ashland Motorist after Reading in the news journal an account of the robbery told Ash land police that he saw the men run for their car and gave officers a description of the vehicle. Ash land police called the sheriff s department which was aided in tracing the Auto in Mansfield by the Mansfield police. The youth is Only 15 years old a delinquent who is on parole from the boys Industrial school at Lancaster where he was committed in 1944 for placing Large screws on the Pennsylvania Railroad track in the path of a passenger train. Two of the other three 24 and 34 years of age have police rec ords one for Petty larceny and operating a motor vehicle without a Driver s License and the other for absence without leave while serving in the army and disorderly conduct. The third 25, has no known police record although a Check of Fri records is being made it was said. They won t admit there was any More than s1.80 in the pocket Robinson said. But we believe there was and we May subject them to lie Detector the robbery was committed about p. Monday. Mrs. Stankovich whose husband was absent at the time reported the theft about two hours later be cause she said she was afraid to leave the Market. The sheriff was conferring with the county prosecutor this morn ing on the charges to be filed. Dad s gun kills son Cincinnati a shot gun carried by Lomond Nimmo discharged accidentally when he climbed a Fence and killed son Donald s. Nimmo 17, during a Hunting trip Here yesterday. These -s.1x trailed Young daughters and two sons shared honors with Michael David Huntsman at general Hospital yesterday As one by one they filled six new Little cribs in the Nursery the Stork s presentation for few years left to right the daughters of or. And mrs. Moton Smith Wooster Road or. And mrs. Charles Schoonover 119 West Longview Avenue or. And mrs. Robert Kissell 279 Bulkley Avenue and or. And mrs. Donald Brown 352 Bowman Street and the Small son of or. And mrs. Thomas Bair 462 West sixth photo Bilbo ouster action holds top interest Republican leaders favor move to bar Mississippi senator from seat As Congress convenes. In control of the 80th Congress dropped the last organization gears in place today for a legislative session carrying their bid for postwar Prosperity and a presidential Victory in 1948. The gop dominated House and Senate Convene at noon tomorrow then will stand in recess to receive president Truman s Union message monday. But before advancing a program of proposed tax cuts government economies and labor curbs the new majority scheduled final action today on these matters 1. A Senate gop decision on procedure to be taken against sen. Bilbo d miss sen. Taft Ohio indicated republicans favored barring Bilbo at the door rather than moving to expel after he has been seated. 2. Formal selection of House Republican leaders. Slated Are rep. Martin mass for speaker rep. Halleck ind., for floor Leader and rep. Arends hi., for majority whip. Martin s nomination alone goes to the full House. Democrats in both houses Al so convened to fill minority posts. Sen. Barkley d by. Was unopposed for minority Leader in the upper chamber while speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas was nominated to be minority Leader of the House. He will be elected to that Post later today. Republican party differences Over committee assignments in the Senate and the House majority leadership vanished in displays of last minute Brown be Effs this Snouse problem was settled when rep. Brown Ohio with Drew from the contest for major Ity Leader to forestall what he said was a bitter Intra party fight there was speculation that Brown May take a leading role in sen. Taft s expected Campaign for the gop presidential Nomi nation in 1948. The Ohio con Gressman served As convention floor manager for John w. Bricker when he won the gop vice presidential nomination two years ago. Armed with a Senate War investigating committee report hold ing that Bilbo improperly used office for personal gain in dealings with War contractors Senate leaders speedily agreed on their ouster move. But they failed to concur at once on the method of procedure. Tax Cut comes first. In the House it was apparent that the first major legislative item would be the Bill of rep. Knutson Minn cutting individual income taxes 20 per cent across the Knutson promised to have Bill ready for floor action by Jan. 27 despite the opinion of leading Senate republicans who argue that tax cuts must await a de termination of government economies. Taft and other senators Are More disposed to make labor legislation no. 1" on their Agenda. Their Case was strengthened by president Truman s proclamation terminating hostilities As of noon tuesday. This action wiped out the government s Power to strike threatened plants. Big claim hits car firm Cio to file Portal suits seeking Over 222 million dollars from Ford. Detroit the United automobile workers Cio will file Portal to Portal suits on be half of Ford motor company employees Over the nation today ask ing 222 million 330 thousand Dol Lars in claims. Law vice president Richard t. Leonard said the suits will be filed simultaneously on the basis of Legal studies made in the Union s Detroit Headquarters Over a period of weeks. The claims Are supervised by the Law s National Ford depart ment. They ask a total of 790 million 110 thousand dollars for Ford workers Michigan and 32" Mil lion. 320 thousand dollars for employees inf Ford plans elsewhere in the suits for 40 million does of behalf of workers at time Willow Plant and dollars for the company s South Chicago Plant workers brings the total of Portal claims against the sprawling automotive firm to 270 million 320 thousand dollars. Leonard said the staggering sum is based on the maximum limitation allowed under the United states supreme court decision in the precedent set Ting Case of the it. Clemens mich., pottery company. The Law official called on the Republican dominated incoming Congress to protect the rights of workers under the wage and hour he declared that the Union can assure Congress that Union workers Are cognizant of the value and Justice of Portal to Portal brr this Gold dip seems Dippy fort Wayne ind. Twenty men and one woman de fied a temperature of 24 degrees for a new year s Day swim in the icy St. Joseph River. The group members of the Polar Bear club put a Hole through two inches of ice and swam for seven or eight minutes. It was the club s 13th annual swim. Lone woman in the group was mrs. Effie Gebhardt 40, who told on lookers the Only reason we got out was that the ice started to freeze Over again. Magician and troupe foil death in crash Nashville Tenn Calvert a professional magician whose dc-3 Airliner crashed into a House and carried away a House wife and her Kitchen sink considered it a Miracle today that 15 passengers and seven occupants of the House escaped death. Mrs bit tie Hill the housewife who landed in a peach Orchard buried in debris and five Bers of Calvert s troupe of magicians Wero injured. All will cover physicians said. Cavort a Veteran Pilot and stage performer of los Angeles barnstorm troupe throughout mistook the lights of a slow mov ing train near the Airport for the runway. Visibility was poor be cause of fog and rain. Mrs. Hill was washing dishes and talking to her daughter and the country. He suffered a broken son in Law or. And mrs. C. A leg after being knocked Clear of who with their four Thyl wet Yeanns i Dren were in another room. The plane smashed into the House carrying the Kitchen and an adjoining bedroom some 75 of mrs. Hill. Pilot rescues woman. He heard her cries for help and despite pain pulled her free j Yards into Orchard. Those in from the ruins of her House and the other half of the House were plane. Mrs. Hill said that she heard the drone of the motor As it approached the House. She thought still a distance from the runway it sounded like the engine of the j but the motor failed and he Streamliner which passes near the House daily around p. Calvert s plane Mystic had left Richmond va., carrying the troupe for a performance in this City. The Pilot apparently not even scratched. Calvert. Said he tried for Alti tude when he found that he was could t pull out. Calvert was tossed out on the icy ground. His co Pilot Robert Jones was pinned in seat. The other passengers were bruised and shaken up. Newspaper if

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