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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 6, 1947, Mansfield, OhioI Ohio brass Humphryes named in Portal pay suits Sci Ltd weather Clear and rather cold again tonight. Tuesday fair and warmer. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 305 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio monday january 6, 1947 associated press International news service Price five cents Truman urges 4-Point labor program to control strikes m Gregor offers Bill to Cut income tax proposes plan for hike in exemptions congressman prepares other measures to set up debt payment funds give vets terminal leave pay. Congressman j. Harry Mcgregor representing Richland county and the 17th District said today in Washington he would introduce in Congress Bills to increase income tax exemptions withhold specific amounts annually to pay off the National debt and allow veterans to Cash in their Ter Minal leave Bonds. Rep. Mcgregor told the news journal by Telephone he expected to introduce his Bill to reduce the National debt in today session. The congressman said the income tax amendment would increase surtax exemptions from to and exemptions for dependants from to housewife 72, kills saws up body mild mannered Little woman admits crime to police. Newark Laura Belle Devlin 72, who collects old lace was held without charge today in the Handsaw slaying of her Hus band whose dismembered body was found scattered in the Back Yard of their Home Here. Police chief Gail Christman said the mild mannered Little woman told him she Cut up 75 year old Thomas Devlin last week in the parlor of their modest two Story House. He tried to kill me so Many times that i decided to end his mrs. Devlin was quoted saying calmly. And now can i go she asked the police chief after describing in detail How she first pounded Devlin into unconscious Ness with her fists and tried to break his Bones with a sickle. She then used the saw to Dis member the body Christman quoted mrs. Devlin saying. Burned parts of the body also were found in a stove Christman stated. Told she must. Remain in the Licking county jail mrs. Devlin Shook her head and made no pro test letter ruse fails. Clad Fli a stocking Cap and an old coat mrs. Devlin went to police Headquarters yesterday with a letter reporting that her Hus band had died in Philadelphia. Signed Tom the let Ter said we Are going to ire land to Bury him. The envelope bore no stamp and had a Post Mark which was drawn in Black Ink. Christman and Coroner George Sapp went to the Dev Lin residence to investigate. There they found parts of a body in the backyard and m an adjoining Field. In six other places they discovered piles of human ashes including several pieces from a human Skull. Confronted by the findings mrs. Devlin readily admitted the slaying Christman said and quoted her telling this Story she first tried to kill Devlin with a Small Kitchen knife then beat him senseless. she hacked at his body with a sickle the Blade broke. She found the saw and be Gan dissecting the body on the living room Rug. She tossed parts into the Coal stove. Asked Why she did t Call an mrs. Devlin told Christman i m awfully sorry i did t that the purpose of this Bill to give the fellow in lower income tax brackets some Relief from heavy tax my said. ,.s describing the to reduce the Public debt he said set aside 10 percent. The Bill would make it Law that 10 per cent would be set aside each year from the National income to apply on the debt. We be got to put the government Back on a business like under the Law drafted rep. Mcgregor said the Secretary of the Treasury would deduct 10 per cent at the end of each fiscal year. The first deduction would be made june 30, 1948, he said. That Date was chosen because it will not be known until that time what the government total receipts will be for the coming the congressman said. Personally i the government an individual and every self respecting person tries to pay his debts and budget for he said. A person with debts worries about rep. Mcgregor went on. I think it about time the government did a Little would Amend act. The legislation which would per Mit veterans to Cash Bonds will be offered an amendment to the armed forces leave act of 1946. After All we gave Money to some foreign countries to pay off their veterans in Cash so Why should t we treat our own Veter ans the same Mcgregor said. Let go and hear to new journal Grid banquet coliseum Jan. 13, p. M. Tickets now on Sale at pharmacy City news Brown drug store Sutler and news journal office. 3 air crashes kill 5, Hurt 21 by associated press five persons were killed and 21 injured in three plane crashes last night during a sudden snowstorm that engulfed Large areas of the East coast. The worst Accident was at Carmel n. J., where a nation wide air transport service inc., passenger plane crashed in a wooded area killing the co Pilot and two passengers and injuring 19 other persons. Among the injured most of whom were from new England was William Papaleo 24. Of Hart Ford conn., identified by Hospital authorities Willie Pep world featherweight boxing Champion. A Small private plane bound from it. Pleasant. Mich., to Florida crashed in Scott county va., killing its two occupants. At Jones Beach bathing resort near new York 16 persons escaped serious injury an Ameri can airlines -3 two motor plane mad6 a crash Landing on the Beach a few feet from the water. Only the Pilot and co Pilot were injured and the stewardess and 13 passengers were unhurt. The Freak snowstorm accompanied by rain and sleet covered an area estimated by the weather Bureau in new York to extend fan 250 Miles from that City. Fere damages Temple Warren smoke and vaporized shoe Dye overcame three firemen in a Blaze at the masonic Temple company yester Day. Damage was estimated at record appropriated for 1947 operation of county j. Harry m Gregor a 1947 appropriation Bill totalling the in the history of Richland county was approved by the county commissioners this morning. The measure compares with an Bill approved at this time last year. Nearly every department of county government received increased funds largely to finance contemplated salary boosts for employees higher costs of supplies and to provide replace ments in equipment impossible to obtain during the War years. Contrary to the trend of higher costs in government were the reduced allowances scheduled for several other county services Anc functions. The Bill prepared county auditor Norman l. Wolfe Calls for a saving in the appropriation for the board1 of elections and savings totalling Congress in Rush to pay vets More wish on in Congress to Seell out More billions to veterans. 1 lawmakers Are tossing Bills and getting campaigns under Way for such things 1. A soldiers Bonus 2. Immediate cashing of terminal leave Bonds and 3. A boost in government pay ments to veterans going to school or learning new jobs by working at them. Eighteen of the first 157.Bills received by the House would something for those who served in the armed forces. These cover programs that might total or m new outlays to sex i. Calls ceiling unfair. And rep. Edith Nourse Rogers r., the new chairman concentrating on plans to keep the House veterans committee Busy. One of the first she told a reporter will be to lift the ceiling on allowances for on the Job training. It manifestly mrs. Rogers introduced a Bill on that. So did several other legislators. Rep. Landis r., figuring on reintroducing a Bonus Bill for a Day for duty at Home and for overseas service said the Cost of such payments had been estimated at some of the new legislation would go Back to help veterans of world War i. Rep. Beckworth d., Tex would extend the pen Sion cover partially disabled veterans of that whose disability was not service connected. This would extend to these men the same benefits ranging from to a month now granted Spanish american War veterans. Babe Ruth has neck operation new Ruth surgical treatment of a neck condition which attendants described serious. The Hospital would not reveal the exact malady nor would it identify the four doctors who were to operate. Ruth has been in the Hospital since nov. 26 for what Hospital officials edition. Said was a sinus con Ohio Assembly opens session Columbus a session at least six months Long was indicated today the Gavel fell at p. M. For the official opening of the 97th Ohio general Assembly. The overwhelmingly Republican legislature found itself in a i by Campaign promises of reduced taxes and in creased May find itself incapable of earlier so Lution. a result most of the Legisla tors on checking in privately predicted that it would be at least june 15 or july 1 before sine die of final adjournment. The immediate problem fac ing the solons the passing of a partial appropriations Bill so that payrolls can be met on Jan. 15. All appropriations by the last legislature lapsed at mid night dec. 31, and a new Bill must be passed before the state can spend a cent. The legislature required to con Vene by Law the first monday of the Odd number years meeting at the latest Date 6 hence has Only a week to act on the Money measure which two years ago totalled nearly 84 millions and expected to be even larger this year. It provides funds for six months state opera Tion or until the regular appropriations Bill passed after More mature consideration. Issues numerous. The chief problems facing the legislature in its Over All deliberations in addition to some form of tax reduction Are the problems of More funds for schools and local baseball 51-year-old Home Rufh governments. Pay raises to state hitter of yesteryear was wheeled into the operating room of French Hospital shortly before noon for workers and a Soldier Bonus. In addition several matters passed Over by the last legislature Are bound to come up again. They include strip mining control a uni fied conservation department Bill pensions for both police and fire men and for judges retirement and a fair employment practices act. The solons were expected to meet Only briefly today for organization purposes in newly decorated Chambers. Their rustlers leave cows in Fairgrounds barn sheriff deputies today were pressing a search for cattle rustlers who stole two cows from the Jud Day barn on the Mansfield Lucas Road Friday and left them in a horse stall at the county Fairgrounds. A caretaker at the Fairgrounds told deputies a Man told him yesterday he wished to rent spate to store the two animals until he could repair his truck which he said had broken Down. Deputies expressed the Opin Ion that the cows had been loaded onto a truck after they were taken from the barn Early Fri Day. Cow tracks were visible from the barn to the Highway then ended abruptly. Sheriff Frank e. Robinson asked Public Aid in tracing the rustlers. 500 in Blind Relief cattle tuberculosis prevention and financial an Legal examinations of county o1 files. Welfare boost highest. Largest increases in appropriations were in the various Welfar departments the children Horn funds being hiked from t and the soldiers Relie commission from to 470. Similarly the Funcil for maintenance of the courthouse and the county jail was boosted from total figure of comprises a general fund of 633, compared with last year and a Highway fund o compared with in 1946. The appropriation for the county tuberculosis Sanatorium was higher than 1946. Balance remains. reported by Wolfe the county enters 1947 with a balance of approximately in the Gen eral fund and in the county Road fund. He said these monies will provide a Cushion for paying current obligations until additional receipts Are available in the com ing months. He estimated that receipts for county purposes should equal or surpass those of 1946 because of an increase in the county tax value. He included in the receipts fees charged by various offices which May total in 1947. The saving in Blind Relief was made possible when the state recently assumed responsibility for such cases. No funds were appropriated for cattle tuberculosis prevention since that task was completed last year for a three year period. Similarly examinations of county offices completed in 1946, continued on Page 3 Shoop Heads Board again the county commissioners to Day reorganized their Board by naming c. L. Shoup chairman and then began their work of hiring employees for the coming gop member of the Republican controlled Board won a second term commissioner last november and his col eagles John w. Selby publican and Guy f. Stewart Democrat chose him chairman. Half Way through the task of hiring employees for the coming fear the commissioners were interrupted by a scheduled hear no on the proposed location of a right of Way for state route 13 around the Mansfield Airport. Before the hearing began however they rehired their clerk Philip Wolfe Anton mor Itz custodian of the courthouse Frank Vidmar and mrs. Rose Hetler courthouse janitors mrs. Verna Long courthouse Matron c. H. Hill county Warden and mrs. Marie men Chan humane officer. The commissioners also led the Way in granting pay increases contemplated by most county department Heads. In employing the workers hired directly by their office the commissioners allowed salary boosts ranging from to per month. Wolfe salary was increased from to and pay boosts for others were Moritz from to Vidmar from to mrs. Long from to mrs. Hetler from to mrs. Menchan from to Hill salary of was unchanged reportedly because of in creases in maintenance costs in the dog Warden office. Asked of two local firms big Portal pay suits filed b unions in Cleveland Federal court. Portal to Portal pay suit totalling again the Ohio brass company an Humphryes m a n u f a Turin. Company had been filed today by Union stewards of Loca 758, electrical radio and machine worker Cio in the Federal District Cour in Cleveland. Forrest Payne business Agen of local 758, said the first Sui asking was filed again the Ohio brass company by Theo Dore Seeburger 17 Bahl Avenue chief Steward at the Ohio brass. The second suit filed asked 000 in Back wages from Humph ryes and was filed by Marion Ger Rell 194 Rowland Avenue chief Steward at Humphryes. Payne added that the Union preparing a Case against the idea electric manufacturing company the actions Are the first filed against Mansfield industries since the wave of Back pay suits was started several weeks ago. Actions throughout the nation now total nearly the suits Are based on a u. S. Supreme court decision in the it. Clemens Mich pottery company Case which held that a statutory work week includes All time during which an employee necessarily required to be on the employers Payne added that the suits ask Jack wages at least three years Back in violation of the Industrial pay Laws. He defined the Portal to Portal term any time spent on company property for which he worker does not receive pay. Payne said the suits Are being handled by Samuel Handelman of he Davis and Davis Law firm of Cleveland. Added to of a fund the Friendly House building und was greater today with a total of in the Campaign coffers and to go to reach the goal by Jan. 15. The balance of the goal must reached in the remaining nine Days of 1he drive. Seventy per cent of the total build no Cost will be borne by mans Iekel merchants through the Rich and foundation if the goal reached. Paul endriss Campaign chair Man said today that plans for the final push in the drive will be outlined at 5 p. M. Today at a meeting of the Campaign com Mittee. He again urged that donors mail or deliver their contributions to the Campaign head quarters at the E. Moorhead garage Park Avenue West. Added to the list of contributors Oday were coliseum roller rink 25 Richland electric company 25 Buchan Auto Supply Arkway restaurant Frank Transfer company and the Toledo restaurant the new settlement House will e built on three lots facing North a Mulberry Street Between Aten and Vale avenues. Tenement fire kills 6 new per on were killed today in a fire which swept a six Story tenement ouse in Harlem. Eleven persons Ere injured. The fire apparently tarted on the ground floor. Message Calls for stringent Economy move president voices desire for Harmony with cop Congress during next 2 asked years for Good of nation. Washington a president Truman a Republican controlled Congress today to enact a four Point labor program designed to prevent strikes which stifle the nation Economy. Appearing in person before a joint session of the Senate and House or. Truman proposed 1. Legislation outlawing the jurisdictional strike 2. Further legislation Banning secondary Boycotts which. Involve unjustifiable he said Boycotts in tended to protect wage rates and working conditions should be distinguished from those furthering jurisdictional Dis Putes. 3 legislation providing machinery whereby unsettled disputes Over existing collective bargaining agreements May be referred by either party to final and binding arbitration and Extension of facilities within the labor depart ment for assisting collective bargaining. 4. Appointment of a temporary joint congressional commission to make legislative recommendations on the entire Field of labor management relations not later than March 15. 1___ or a Congress against punitive -1 or. Truman cautioned by saying we must not in order to punish a few labor leaders pass vindictive Laws which restrict y proper rights of the rank and file of Republican leaders of the new Congress already have proposed labor Bills ranging from reenact ment of the vetoed Case Bill to measures to ban strikes in such essential industries utilities and Coal mining. The president said the Prospect of disagreement Between his democratic administration and the Republican Congress on some Domestic issues was in Herent in our form of govern ment and not to be the Congress and the president during the next two years must work or. Truman said. Men who the president said can still work together sin Cerely for the common added he we shall be risking the nation safety and destroying our opportunities for Progress if we not Settle any disagreements in this spirit without thought of partisan in his word speech the president recommended that favors excise taxes. Congress take Early action to continue throughout the next Fis Cal the War excise tax rates which under the present Law expire next june 30. Congress cooperate in a pro Gram of stringent the Senate ratify peace treaties for Italy Bulgaria Romania and Hungary after they Are signed next month in Paris. On this Point he said that fur ther dispute and delay on the treaties would gravely jeopardize political stability in the countries concerned for Many he added that the government did not regard the pacts Complete y the policies which the United states pushed in negotiations on these treaties or. Truman said it Clear it would not consent to settlement at the expense of principles we regard vital to a just and enduring our policies will be the same during the forthcoming negotiations next month in Moscow on the German and austrian treaties and during future conferences on the japanese turning to atomic Energy the president reiterated that the United states would seek no monopoly for ourselves or for any group of but Only safeguards insuring no nation will be Able to use this Power for military in the vigorous and effective development of peaceful uses of atomic Energy rests our Hope that this new Force May ultimately be turned into a Blessing for Auna he said. Or. Truman placed upon con Gress responsibility for maintain ing our strength armed forces at necessary for our tonal safety and renewed the a his pleas for a Universal training pro Gram. He also called again for a merger of the armed forces asserting he would Send a separate message soon calling for this. Outlines policies. On the economic front or. Tru Man outlined five major policies of greater har Mony Between management and labor. B restriction of monopoly and unfair business practices assist Ance to Small business and pro motion of privates Enterprise. C an aggressive program of Home a balanced budget during the next fiscal year with a sub Tantal surplus. E Protection of a fair level of return to Farmers in postwar continued on Page 3 gop House leaders Promise fast action on tax cuts Washington Republican tax leaders promised Urry up action today on Legisla Ion to put into effect at once the excise tax cuts now scheduled for uly 1. President Truman cleared the for the mid year reduction in excises or. Jewelry furs Luggage and some household appliances he proclaimed the end of world War ii hostilities. Chairman Harold Knutson r., minn., of the House ways and Means committee said the effect might Well be business Stagna Tion Between now and july 1 because prospective purchasers would hold off until the tax wont Down. In order to bring the matter to n immediate Knutson said it my purpose to Call the committee together soon possible with a View to having 1nfw spa Peri ported out immediately a concur rent Resolution making such tax reductions immediately or. Truman action provided for a july 1 Cut of from 20 to 10 per cent in the excise rates on furs jewelry Luggage and cosmetics. In addition the liquor tax would go Down from to a gallon. Knutson said he had received Many letters from businessmen saying the delayed schedule of reductions would seriously jeopardize a number of industries. The result Knutson said could mean unemployment and actual loss in Revenue if buyers hold off. Meanwhile House Republican Leader Charles a. Halleck of Indi Ana foresaw Little serious House opposition to Knutson Bill for a 20 per cent Cut in income taxes despite protests from some publicans that it put the cart before the

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