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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 8, 1947, Mansfield, OhioHistorical society weather partly Cloudy and slightly colder tonight and thurs Day. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 307 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio wednesday january 8, 1947 associated press United International news service five cents univ a j. V j. O Cabinet change stuns sex Ashland Man held in theft mrs. Annette Coulter bromf1eld mrs. Bromfield Dies at author son s farm mrs. Annette Coulter Bromfield widow of Charles brom Field died at p. A tuesday at the Home of her author son Louis Bromfield Malabar farm after a Brief illness. She had been in failing health for the past several years. Mrs. Bromfield was Boris in Springfield township april 28, 1863. Her parents were Robert and Addie Barr Coulter Pioneer residents jurors called for Jan 20 to hear 32 cases two second degree murder charges to be studied. Two cases of second degree murder and three involving rape charges will top the docket of 32 alleged Law violations which will face the Richland county grand jury convening Jan. 20, the county prosecutor s office reported to Day. Yesterday a jury venire of nine men and six women was issued for the session. It was estimated the jury would need Days in which to Clear up its docket one of the largest in recent years. Charged with second degree murder Are Clarence Black North main Street and John Owens 257 North main Street. Black is accused of fatally Stab Bing Richard Jones demo club bartender in an argument Over at the club Headquarters Christmas morning. Owens is charged with slaying Alonzo b. Lindsay 266% North main Street in a shooting fray in an Alley off North Diamond Street last nov. 2. Charges listed. Other defendants and the charges against them include Robert Lee Andrews rape Roy Briggs rape and robbery Charles w. Williams assault with intent to rape Paul Malitch Possession of burglary tools George Malitch carrying concealed weapons Hil Lary Harris unarmed robbery Abe Smith unarmed robbery James Leslie Weyant obtaining Money under false pretences John de Santo operating a motor vehicle without the owner s consent. James Howe attempted break ing and entering Robert l. Al Lison carrying concealed weapons Rocco John Restagno operating a motor vehicle without the owner s consent Ted r. Dornon is suing checks without funds Wil Liam b. Kunkel operating a motor continued on Page z f of Richland county. Following her marriage to the late Charles Bromfield former Richland county treasurer the family lived in Mansfield for Many years and it was Here that their three children were sons Louis and Charles and a daughter Marie who married Stanley Mauger and whose death occurred-10 years ago. Charles is now a resident of new York City. With the exception of 25 years during which she lived in new York City mrs. Bromfield spent her entire life in this community.1 she returned three years ago to make her Home her son Louis and family at Malabar. Church worker. She was a member of the first congregational Church and during her residence in Mansfield was Active in Church and literary circles. She also gained recognition As a writer and a number of her articles and Short stories appeared in widely read magazines. It was her interest in the Field of literature that proved a con Stant inspiration during the boy Hood and Young manhood of her son Louis who credits his Mother with the driving Power which resulted in his outstanding Success As a writer. Surviving in addition to two sons Are one grandson John Mau Ger of Chicago and three grand daughters Anne Hope and Ellen Bromfield of Malabar. Memorial services will be held in Grace episcopal Church tues Day Jan. 14, at p. Rn., with Rev. Samuel u. J. Peard officiating. Arrangements Are in charge of the Finefrock funeral Home and private services and burial will be held at a time to be announced later. Only 4 Days that s All you have left to get your tickets for the spectacular news journal Grid banquet coliseum Jan. 13, . Speaker to m millin coach Indiana University tickets on Sale at Tawse phar Macy Brown s drug store City news gutters senior and Madison High schools news journal office Volcano erupts dutch Harbor Peak in the Aleutian islands was in violent eruption today and the Navy was standing by to evacuate natives. The foot Peak is on Akutan Island 40 Miles East of Harbor. Fri accuses farm credit office head officers find buried in backyard after Kidnap threat Story exploded. Cleveland ins Harry d. Bechtel 29, Medina county Branch manager of the farm production credit association was arrested today by agents of the Federal Bureau of investigation in connection with the embezzling of approximately in government funds. Special Fri agent e. C. Rich Ardson said Bechtel was taken in custody at his Home near Seville where of the stolen funds were dug up in his backyard. Richardson said Bechtel came under suspicion several weeks ago while he was managing his office in Ashland. H. G. Olin Secretary treasurer of the Ashland District pc of fice informed the news journal that Bechtel was an association representative of the pc in charge of the Medina office which was under the supervision of the Ashland office. He said Bechtel worked for the pc for approximately a year and left on dec. 28. As far As he knew Olin said Bechtel did not live in Ashland when first questioned Richard son said Bechtel said that two unidentified men had come to his office and demanded under threat of doing bodily harm to his two children. Story fails to hold up. Richardson said the Story failed to Hok mip we Bechtel s Home this Richardson said and he paced off a certain distance in his backyard. We then dug Down about three feet and uncovered a capped Lead pipe in which the 230 was concealed Bechtel admitted the Money was part of what he had the Fri agent said that Kelsey Benedict and Clarence a. Hicks of the farm credit adm Nistra continued on Page 2 fictional death notices alarm Tiro residents Tiro fictional accounts of the death of seven Tiro High school pupils in make believe accidents shocked scores of residents Here when published on the school Page of the weekly newspaper the Tiro world. Many readers accepted the Stor ies As True despite a notice printed at the top of the Page which read this Issue is compiled entirely of work done As regular class room assignments. No Junior or senior has actually met with the Page was devoted to essays and poems since the school was closed for the Holiday vacation. All the essays were written As obituaries of various students. Some readers called the news paper office to protest publication of the stories. Four Bills seek Bonus for vets tie new drive for a veterans Bonus was underway in Congress today. Four Bonus Bills already were in the House Hopper despite presi Dent Truman s statement that the government program for Aid to veterans is Complete except for minor adjustments. Bitter British brides scarce but talk loud new York of the British War brides who have arrived to join their Hus bands in the United states Only 29 were left stranded in new York by husbands who changed their authorities said to Day. The trouble with the bitter British brides said the people who know is that they talk too much. Loud too. Makes you think there Are thousands of them. But it in t so said the brides the husbands and the red Cross which takes care of the girls who need a round trip ticket for their matrimonial journey. Those British papers who called them brides of were not completely informed said some. Daniel Green administrator of social services for the red Cross said if there were hundreds of British Var brides stranded and living in squalor in new York awaiting passage Back to great As charged in the London daily mail that his organization certainly knew nothing about it. Out of War he added less than 50 arrived Here and found that their Hus bands had refused to receive them. Some hundreds who were accepted by their husbands did decide later on that they had had enough and wanted to go Back wanted a Barber North Crawford county Village of 300 persons literally has a three month growth of hair in protest against the High Cost of haircuts. Mayor j. A. Baker said today the Village is looking for a Good Barber who won t charge too by too he said he meant anything Over 50 cents. He disclosed that the Village Council meeting monday night to consider the problem of a bar Berless town decided to advertise for a Barber. North Robinson Hunts hair Cutter who won t charge Over 50 cents Council authorized the mayor to advertise in area papers offering to furnish a shop and living quarters for a Village a Nomi Nal rent of a month in a Village owned building. We had a Barber Here up to three months ago when he raised his Price to 65 the mayor said. We thought he charged too much and quit patronizing him and he left included among the newspapers to which mayor Baker sent the wanted a Barber advertisement was the news journal in Mansfield where the prevailing Price for haircuts is is. Council pares fund requests slashed from City operating measure for 47 by committee. Mansfield s 1947 Cost of operations Bill stood at 000 today following a 000 slash made in the original Bill by City Council s finance committee. The Bill goes to Council As a whole Friday. If passed without further major reductions it will Mark the highest annual appropriation Ever set up for the City s operations. It is expected however that City expenses this year will go Over the some of the Money Cut from the Origi Nal Bill is to be replaced piece meal during the year finance committee chairman Russell Torch said. Porch said one reason the Bill Marks boost Over last year s is that Council is planning to make far fewer supplemental appropriations this year. Wants it to last. Annually the appropriation Bill is in effect boosted by additional appropriations made throughout the year. This year porch said an attempt is being made to set up All the Money needed at once. Other major cuts of and were made in the water fund and the City building fund respectively the finance commit tee chairman said. Some was slashed from the parking meter fund and from the garbage fund because the total proposed appropriations would have topped estimated income porch explained. He said however that revised garbage collection fees May result in increased income for that department and that new parking meters scheduled for Purchase probably would boost that depart ment s income. Of Unckrich of Galion Dies f. Unck Rich 61, president of the Ameri can steel vault company of Gal lion died at his Home on Park Lane at a. M. Today after an illness of three months. Born in Sandusky in 1885, or. Unckrich came to Galion As a boy. He was a director of the Eagle Crusher company vice president and director of the Galion build ing and loan company and a director of the first National Bank of Galion. He was Active in the Ohio state association of elks having served As past exalted ruler of the Galion Lodge and past District Deputy grand exalted ruler. He was credited with instituting in Ter City elks visitations. He also was Active in masonic work As a member of Galion f. And a. M. No. 414, masons and Galion chapter 142, . Sci Oto consistory of Columbus Alad Din Temple shrines and the Temple drum and Bugle corps. He is survived by his widow Marguerite one daughter. Mrs. Bert Deibig of Galion one sister mrs. Carl Knoble of Sandusky and a brother a. F. Unckrich of Columbus. Friends May Call at Home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Burial will be in fair View cemetery. New Secretary of George Catlett Marshall above will become Secretary of state upon his return to the United states this month from China. Secretary of state James f. Byrnes resigned yesterday effective Jan. Wire photo army Navy officials seek Unity on merger War and Navy department officials today sought a Compromise on the merger Issue in the Hope of head ing off a renewed Battle on Capitol Hill. Congressional armed services committees Are expected to Mark time on unification Bills to give the army and Navy time to get together on a plan both will cent. Despite president Truman s renewed and Flat recommendation for a thorough merger it was Learned that army and Navy officials Are. Negotiating to see whether they can get together in some thing acceptable to the two departments and Congress. Budget cuts feared. An official who disclosed the Compromise move added his Opin Ion that fear of crippling budget cuts is spurring the Compromise efforts to get together wherever Money can be saved. Jury studies vice Steubenville the Jefferson county grand jury met today with specific instructions to scrutinize charges of organized vice operations and alleged laxity of Public enforcement officials in the Steubenville Artia. Warm Springs go founder Dies Henry Pope native of Crestline who became a hosiery and textile manufacturer and co founder with the late president Roosevelt of the warm Springs a infantile paralysis foundation died yester Day at his Home in Chicago at the age of 78. No known relatives survive. Pope s parents operated a lock shop in Crestline during his youth. The Schill manufacturing com Pany now occupies the site. Also remembered was the Vidette press Crestline newspaper which Pope s brother William operated. From their West Bucyrus Street Home in Crestline Pope s family moved to Bucyrus for a Short time before leaving for Kankakee. 111., where Pope founded the Para mount textile machinery com Pany and the Neu Node hosiery company which operates retail stores throughout the Midwest. The textile company is an out growth of the Paramount knitting company. Pope donated the site for the warm Springs foundation in 1927 and served As vice president and trustee until ill health forced him to resign last March. At the time of his death Pope was chairman of the Board of Bear Brand hosiery company a manufacturing concern with branches in downstate Illinois Indiana and Kentucky. As far As the Navy is concerned any Compromise on unification certainly would Stop Short of putting both services under a single Cabi net Secretary. On Capitol Hill sen. Gurney r s.d., new chairman of the armed forces committee in ged rated that All of president Truman s National defense recommendations will come before his committee. He said i can find no place where i am in disagreement with the presi Dent s outline. I might of course disagree with details when they Are meanwhile merger foes were confident that they have seven votes in the 13-member commit tee. Marshall quits China to take Byrnes Post appointment puts file Star general in limelight As possibility for dem presidential candidacy. Compiled from wide dispatches the sudden resignation of secret any of state James p. Byrnes and appointment of Gen George c. Marshall to succeed him Shook the world s fore i offices and Chancel lories from London to banking today the question on the Tongue of every Diplomat was what changes will Marshall bring into american foreign policy and the urgency with which an ars or was sought was testimony to the Paramount role of the United states in world affairs. Washington s report that Marshall would steer the United states on the bearings fixed by Byrnes was taken at something less than face value by diplomats of the importance of personalities in the conduct of u. S. Foreign policy. The initial reaction in world capitals was wait and see. Amid All the hubbub Over the change the Only one of the Cen trial figures who had nothing whatever to say for the moment was Marshall himself. He was somewhere Over the Western Pacific flying Home from 13 arduous months in China where he had been trying in vain to pro Mote peace Between the nationalists and communists. Leaving banking about half an hour after word of his new assign ment was released Here Marshall planned a three Day Stop in Hono Lulu where he will join mrs. Mar shall then a flight to Washington late next week. Presidential possibility. Despite world uncertainty u. S. Diplomatic and congressional Lead ers agreed that Marshall would carry on with the talk of constructing world peace where Byrnes leaves off. Hence capital interest in his future policies was equalled if not exceeded by the fact that As Secretary of Era will become first in line for succession to the presidency whether he likes it or Lead ing figure among the 1948 demo cratic presidential possibilities. Democratic and Republican members of Congress alike lauded Marshall s selection temper ing their comment Only with re Gret at Byrnes departure. At 66, Marshall is stepping into one of his most difficult and critical tasks. As army chief of staff he did much to design the Strat egy of Allied Victory. As Secre tary of state he will have Possi Bly a greater of working with the foreign minis ters of other major Powers to Complete the Structure of peace. Byrnes health poor. Byrnes Only Little More than a year older than Marshall attributed his resignation to doctors advice Early last year that he had to slow he said he could not remain Secretary of state and do that. Byrne first asked last april 16 to be allowed to resign on july 1, expecting the european satellite peace treaties would be Complete by then. This was revealed in an Exchange of correspondence with president Truman made Public by the White House last night. When the treaties were not finished in mid-1946 Byrnes agreed with or. Truman to see the Job through. It was finished in Early december and on the 19th Byrnes restated his desire to quit effective Jan. 10 or As soon As his Suc Cessor was qualified. Hits tax changes president Calls Fop higher wages increased social benefits rent control. Washington up presi int Truman told Congress today lie Way to keep America Prosper us in 1947 is to leave taxes alone Nise minimum wages increase social Security benefits broaden average of the wage hour Law Aid maintain rent controls. It would be unsound fiscal Pilicy to Cut wartime income tees the chief executive declared in his first annual economic report to the legislative Branch. The main approach to balancing Teal purchasing Power with predictive capacity he said must be Tough reduced taxes should be kept at present Levels met Truman asserted cause of the Rule of sound Public finance that Calls for surplus in Gore rement revenues Over expend cures while employment is High Aid the total income is voices caution. Fee conceded the tax Burden is teat and should be lightened As son As but he cautioned when reductions come it will k important that they be fairly in Elii Italy distributed that Ley contribute to the maintenance of purchasing Power by re Ting the Burden on the mass of Consumers and that they help provide the work and business incentives essential for a High level of the president s lengthy report used on studies by his new eco Mic Council began on this cheer m note As the year 1947 opens Amer Ica has never been so Strong or prosperous. Nor have our prospects Ever been or. Truman said he and the american people reject the no lion we must have another de in addition to immediate action Iward raising minimum wages lie president said Congress should Ilott a Long Range housing pro Iran encourage construction of i million Homes in the next 12 months and adjust Public assist age and survivors insurance benefits under the social be Tyrity act to meet Cost of living decreases. Or. Truman mentioned id specific figures in his minimum continued on Page 2 Secretary mrs Byrnes leave for White smiling Janes Byrnes helps mrs into her fur evening cloak last night As they prepare to leave thei apartment for a White diplomatic reception. Earlier the White House announced presiden Trumam had accepted the Resig nation of Byrnes As Secretary of Llor photo _ newspaper

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