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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 14, 1947, Mansfield, OhioJul of 10 state archaeological and historical Schiery weather scattered showers today and tonight Cloudy and colder wednesday. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 313 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio tuesday january 14, 1947 associated press United International atm Price five cents British strike crisis growing main Highway traffic jams business area Survey for expressway shows nearly half of cars Don t Stop in City. Editor s note this is the third of a series of articles on Mansfield s traffic and Highway problems by Philip Greene the volume of Mansfield s vehicular traffic in 1941, last full year prior to War time curtailment of driving reached the amazing total o vehicles entering am leaving the City each 24 hours. That is shown in the report o Meredith p. Lichtenwalte Ash land Engineer who designed the state Highway department s plans for a expressway Relo cation of u. S. Route 42 through Mansfield and North and South of the City. Of the nearly vehicles that entered and left the City about or 40 per cent went through without stopping it is estimated. Another breakdown o f the total figure shows that a maximum of vehicles were driven around Central Park one Way Only each Day. Still another Section of the report shows that 17 main Greene streets carried to vehicles each Day. Eases downtown traffic. Traffic count reported in sup Wirt of the plan for constructing the expressway. The super High Way would Drain from the Central business Section from. To vehicles Between Wayne and Bowman streets and up to from streets eastward and Westward respectively during an entire Day More than autos trucks and buses travelled the streets and highways in the Eastern half of the City or East of main Street. Of the entered or left the City the rest or having origins within the City. The Peak hour of the Day saw vehicles moving in the Eastern half of the City. Similar counts were made for the Northern Western and South Ern parts of the City. West of main streets the figures Are even More impressive. There vehicles moved daily of them entering or leaving the City and having purely local origins and destinations the Peak hour totalled vehicles. North South travel heavy. Total North and South traffic North of Park Avenue amounted to vehicles daily having local destinations and Ori gins and entering or leaving the City. Some vehicles were moving during the Rush hour. South of Park Avenue the total volume was vehicles of which entered or left the City continued on Page 2 school youths admit murder or sheriff Ralph Elser announced today two Youngstown South High school students had confessed the slay my of William s. Spieth 52-year old Ashtabula Salesman who was found shot and beaten to death in his automobile near Here. The sheriff said the youths one 17 and the other 18 years of age admitted that robbery was their motive. Sheriff Elser said he would Confer with the Mahmong county prosecutor before filing murder charges the boys were arrested on a country Road a Quarter of a mile away several hours after Stan Miller Ohio greyhound bus Driver found Spieth lying beside his car yesterday. Miller said he saw an Automo bile coming Down the Road near Cornersburg on u. S. Route 62 and noticed a Man inside waving his arms. Suspecting foul play he pulled his bus across the Road to halt the car. As Miller and a passenger alighted two youths believed by police to have been hitch hikers jumped from the automobile and ran across a Field. Spieth who tumbled out As the boys fled was rushed to a hos Pital Here but was dead on arrival. Coroner David Bernsky said death was caused by two Bullet wounds on the Back and a severe beating about the head j St newspaper Norman Vincent Peak chamber asks to Dine biggest annual meeting be for feb. 14 noted pastor to speak. The Mansfield chamber of Commerce and manufacturers club today invited members and guests to their annual dinner meeting feb. 14 in the coliseum and announced that Rev Norman Vincent Peale d., of new York noted lecturer and author would be the principal speaker. Since the meetings of the two organizations will be combined this year the crowd is expected to be the largest in the history of the groups that s Why the dinner will be in the coliseum Rev. Peale a native ohioan is the author of two books the Art of Lii veg and you can he is to be co author with a psychiatrist of a third Book Faith is the his c. Of c. Meeting topic will be the Art John g. Tto Utzon c. Of a Secretary manager said other entertainment in addition to Rev. Peale s address is being planned. The c. Of c s president for the year will be announced at the meeting. He said that because there will be adequate space this year Mem Bers Are urged to bring their wives friends and business associates. Rev. Peale a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University has been pastor of Marble collegiate Church. New York since 1932. For eight years he has appeared on the radio program known As the Art of no Gas rate Cut in sight an official of the Ohio fuel Gas company said today its Consumers would receive none of the which the Federal pow t commission has ordered United Ruel Gas company to rebate to Ohio fuel. E. M. Tharp general manager of Ohio fuel was quoted by the associated press in Columbus As staring that the rebate Only equalizes what we have been paying to United As against what we have been charging to earlier g k. Schooler manager of the Mansfield Branch office of the company had termed possibility of a rate reduction Ohio fuel had been paying United a rate of about 26 cents per cubic feet Tharp said. The pc fixed the rate at 23 cents and ordered a rebate on that basis. Mark Downs Are coming up ladies new on Marks get set go that once stable fixture of american life and Economy the bargain basement Sale will once More make a general appearance throughout the nation in 1947 after being under wraps through jut the War years. Merchants now attending the 6th annual convention of the National retail dry goods Asso lation at the Pennsylvania hotel a Mark Downs or bargain ales will again be Good Merchan dising policy As More and More goods flood the Market in 1947. But no gouging or kneeling Adies Pul Lese Bridge expert Dies Largo. E Alcott 84, retired attorney rail Road executive and authority on contract and auction Bridge died esterday at Orange Grove Manor nursing Home following a Brief iness. Born at Jefferson Ohio Talcott had been spending his win ers m Flonda for 31 years. Majors Cleckner most valuable m millin stars it no Grid dinner by w. C. Peterson news journal managing editor by Choice of their team mates Ralph majors of senior High school and Jack Cleckner of Madison High Are the most valuable players of the Mansfield Scholastic football world. Announcement of their selections came As one of the High lights of the Lith annual news journal football banquet last night in North Lake Park coliseum. A crowd of approximately 500 persons cheered loudly when Herb Smith president of the tyger Booster club read the inscriptions on the Large most valuable player trophies and called on Cleckner and. Majors to accept the awards. It was unquestionably the greatest gathering of sports enthusiasts Ever to attend a ban Quet honouring football players of the two Mansfield schools. From the time that the Toast master a j. Alander general manager of the news journal called on the guests to take seats at the eight Long dinner tables until Long after the principal speaker to Mcmills Indiana coach blew the whistle on the last play of the technicolor movie of the Nebraska Indiana game the hundreds of guests appeared to revel in the festivities. To entered wholeheartedly into the spirit of the occasion. He had put on his overcoat pre pared to leave when the first of the guests approached him for a request for his autograph on a copy of a football banquet extra of the news journal that had been distributed earlier in the evening. As another and then another football fan asked for his Auto graph to quickly shed his Over coat and went to work. For the better part of an hour he Shook hands with oldsters and Young sters and signed hundreds of presenting Sharp sports editor and general chairman of the Lith annual news journal football Banitt introduces to Mcmillin Indiana coach to the hundreds of guests at the Gridiron Celebration nig Fet. At left is Herb Smith president of the tyger Booster club and member of the banquet pictures of awarding of most valuable player trophies will be foul on sports staff photo copies of the news journal the extra had ten brought into the huge col atm just after to concluded an id dress of Wisdom and wit Thath acl kept High school players fellow High Yting sters and parents and Friend alternating Between laughter and serious response to bos imely philosophy. The extra carried in headlines the word majors Cleckner picked most valuable the most valuable player awards had been made be fore Mcmills s talk. On the front Page of the extra appeared a picture of Fred Tharp news journal sports editor and general manager of the banquet introducing Mcmillin As Smith stood by. The picture had been posed an hour earlier before the assembled banquet guests and continued on Page 9 seconds offered banquet guests. Words of Praise galore were uttered by guests at the Lith annual news journal banquet for the splendid meal served by Sutter and Bob Hayes. _ the food was placed before the guests steaming hot from Westinghouse ovens. There were seconds for those who wanted them and most of the football players did. Campaign Short one Day to go Confidence that the building fund drive for the new Friendly House will go Over the top was expressed today by Paul w. Endriss Campaign chairman. The total contributions today stood at an increase of approximately from Mon Day. We May have to carry out a clean up Campaign to gather in the Loose ends for a few Days Fol lowing the official closing Date he commented top contributor yesterday was the Ohio Public service company with a final report of the Mansfield tire and rubber company showed total contributions there of 853. The fund raising Campaign at the rubber company was con ducted jointly by the company and Union local 17 United rubber workers. Other leading contributors yes erday were the Marine veterans club daughters of Ruth class of the St. Lukes Church musicians protective association 550 Mansfield postal employees 5101 women s society of Chris Tian service of the first Metho dist Church Goldsmith clothing store Rogers and company store a Milady Beauty shop mans held plate Glass company Shelley Candy company Council of the Grace episcopal Church women Leisey roof no company Stemle Wolfe inc of Fremont contracting firm now on construction work at the Mansfield tire and the Stevens manufacturing company Small and hides Story of tragedy for widow Black leather punian the Vicinity of 3rd Avenue Sincav morning. Would like to have Tori tents if not the Money urgently needed by thursday. Call if no answer Call 4568-6. Behind this classified Atar tis ement that appeared in in Day s news journal Lay a Story of tragedy of a Cloud lat threatens to mar the Happ Meson a forthcoming wedding. Mrs. Helen Buckingham Street w i o Mother of three Small Chilfon related the details today saturday night mrs. Wilda an was visiting at the Home ofter Mother mrs. John Tesch on third Avenue. As she backed her car out of the driveway Atout Midnight she opened the to see where she was going later she discover Thatter purse was missing she goosed that it had dropped onto the tin Ning Board and fallen into Ilie Street As she was driven Home in that it Jose mrs pie Man carried in Cash her wedding and engagement nos her ration books and mementos of her husband Elmer Ilio was killed in Italy during War n. The purse also contained tie wedding ring that had been Pur chased for the marriage care Mony scheduled for thursday when she plans to become the wife of Fred Ethel the was All of her govt ment allowance except she had planned to use part of he Money to Complete her wardrobe for her second marriage Hie rest was to go to Purchase articles needed by her three till Rosemary and san tra. Lbs. Wilde maj saddened by the loss offered a Reward for the return of the purse she needs the Cash but especially she Hopes to obtain the return of the me mentors of her first husband so Tiey May be Given to her Chil Dren. And then there a the matter of the new wedding ring polish court sentences 3 Xavier Grocholski and two of his three fellow defendants were sentenced to death today by a Warsaw Mili tary court upon their conviction of spying in behalf of foreign during the trial it was charged that British ambassador Victor Cavendish Bentinck obtained state and military secrets through the efforts of Grocholski and his col leagues Grocholski was said to have acted As intermediary Between the British ambassador and other underground members the prosecution had asked the death penalty for the count As As Waldemar Baczak former foreign ministry employee and capt. Witold Kalicki medical officer in the government guards. Fourth defendant was 22-year old Crista Kosiorek but the death penalty was not asked for the girl As she was termed a spy Only in a technical sense. Russians turn eyes to peace states writer by Eddy Gilmore Moscow signs of mobilization can be seen almost daily in Moscow. Since a Large part of Russia s transport moves through or into the capital this is a Good place to get an idea of troop movements. Troops arrive almost daily from the West they seem to be of Many age groups when inter viewed they talk freely of going Home Back to factory or farm. They speak of Otner soldiers from their areas who Are to come shortly. They also speak of being anxious to get Back into peace time work and to help with the coming Spring sowing or getting Good Industrial jobs under the new five year plan. Living in Moscow it is difficult to escape an impression of a general desire to adjust the entire soviet system to a full peacetime production with As few men in the army As possible. There Are no recruiting campaigns going on at present. The emphasis is on peacetime life this writer knows of no time in the last five and a half years the period of his residence in Moscow when there have been so few men in uniform on the streets of cities of the soviet Union so Little talk about the possibilities of War so much talk about a permanent peace so much talk about collaboration Between the soviet Union and its allies of the War crops were not Good last year because of drought. There is still suffering Here. Fearing poverty Man forces self to Grovel under its hardships new grip that Charles Edwards kept on his Sisters for 57 years was broken today. Edwards 77, a seemingly mild mannered Little Man with a scraggly White Goatee was. Dead one sister Anna Edwards 67, was under treatment in Kings county Hospital for malnutrition. Police found her slowly starving to death on a diet of bread and water unaware that her brother was probably Worth another sister Delia Edwards 63, who played on the sympathy of neighbors to supplement the a month he Al Lowed for food for three of them was in Bellevue Hospital for observation. Police with an assortment keys some of which apparent were for safety Deposit Boms looked for additional they pieced together the St of the Iron willed brother Aid his two Sisters. For years the Edwards he looked and acted As though thy never had a Dollar to Ali ill name. It was part of Edwain plan. He assumed the response Bill for his Sisters when a Yong Man. He chose their friends lie took care of their Money lie told them he was deter Miira that they should never h themselves penniless Astling parents sometimes had been yesterday miss Delia id wards crept Down three flights of stairs and asked mrs Mary Bennett a neighbor for a cup of hot Coffee. How s your asked Bennett. He has t moved since sat said miss Edwards father Charles Bernel from St. Paul s Church found in the front bedroom of the dark sooty apartment Edwards body withered to 80 pounds kneeling beside a cot left Arm on the mattress right hand against the floor in another bedroom was miss Anna Edwards Cheeks withered Blue eyes shrunken too weak to stand police found 14 Bank books showing m deposits. 2 Sisters for lifetime among dust covered papers they found mortgages stocks Bonds and other securities Worth another and several keys. Since Edwards quit work three years ago As a janitor he had forced the family to live on a month social secur Ity payment and s12 pension. The rent went up from to s24 a month. He trimmed the allowance for food accordingly. In 19 years that they had lived at their present the apartment had never been heated. The Sisters of the Man who was afraid of being poor said they had never known anything but poverty. Greater Mansfield Days set Mansfield s first City wide merchants Sale since before world War h will be held feb. 7 and 8, the Mansfield retail merchants association announced today. W. L. Faulkner president of the association said the co operative Sale has been named greater Mansfield Days shoppers from the North Cen trial Ohio area of which mans Field is the Center will be invited to shop Here. The news journal will publish a special edition to promote the event. All merchants in Mansfield have been asked to plan special sales during the two Days Faulkner said police arrest speeder a Day boats makes Good on Promise to Cut traffic violations in Mansfield. Traffic commissioner Frend c Boals is making Good his Promise to increase Law enforcement in or Der to improve the City s traffic Accident record. In the past three Days As Many persons have been arrested for speeding As were arrested for the same offence in ail of Cember. More than a speeder a Day has been booked during the first Days of 1947 to double the Tota for All of december and top the november total by one. But it in t Only speeders that Are scheduled for attention Boals said. All Wil be watched and concentrate on Drivers who ignore Stop signs. Must Stop at signs. Those so called rolling stops Are he declared. Drivers Are going to learn to come to a full the commissioner asserted that the traffic Campaign in t going to die out i a he said it s going to be a year round he added however that this is not a drive to see How Many arrests we can want to lick accidents. As Long Acci dents Are up arrests will be he declared. Boals said that the drive will be conducted under a selective enforcement system. Arrests Are to be based on the number of Acci dents and where they he said. Most arrests will be at spots where maps show most accidents he said. Each traffic patrolman has been assigned specific danger spots and instructed to concentrate on specific violations the commissioner said. Educates Drivers. Boals described the first phases of the drive As an educational Campaign. We want people to learn Good driving habits but we Don t expect them to learn them in a week. That s Why the drive will be a Long he said. Boals warned Drivers that Speed on All but main thorough fares is limited to 25 Miles an hour. He said that main routes Are state or Federal highways and on these the Speed limit is 35 Miles an hour in the City. In an Effort to Cut Down the number of accidents involving child pedestrians and bicycle rid ers Boals said that he s launching a personal instruction Campaign in City schools it begins tomorrow at Hedges school. A total of 56 child Pede stans and bicyclists were injured by autos last year Boals said. Peace treaty Parley opens London ins deputies of the big four foreign ministers Council gathered today in London to open formal discussions preliminary to the drafting of peace treaties for Germany and Austria. Meeting in Lancaster House the representatives of the United states Britain France and soviet Russia got Down to Vork on the treaty to be presented to the Ger mans some 20 months after the nazis were beaten into submission by the Allied War machine. Final decisions on the future of Germany and Austria will be made when the big four foreign minis ters meet next March in Moscow. Duties of the deputies will be mainly to hear the views of some 18 smaller Powers itemize the facts gathered since the War re Garding Germany s return to the family of nations and to establish an Agenda for the Moscow meet ing. Use of troops in food top irks workers government efforts to reach agreement with truckers fails to end walkouts. London sym Pathy strikes spread rapidly today across Southern eng land coincident with the arrival of More British troops in London to move foodstuffs tied up by the illegal truckers work stoppage. In six communities truck men struck in sympathy while thames Dock men and stevedores decided to join the strike until such time As the troops Are with drawn. Only six men voted against the strike. This brought to about the number of dockers estimated to be out in the London area and others i the liver Pool District Are expected to join the walkout later in the Day. Meantime the ministry of labor announced agreement has been reached on formation of a National joint Industrial Council for read haulage. The Council will meet immediately after resumption of work. Situation darkens. Last night Union and employer representatives had agreed to meet to plan a voluntary wage Board with jurisdiction Over the truck ing strike. Despite Hopes that the solution proposed last night would Settle the problem the situation in the provinces was deteriorating. The threat of a general or Trike still hovered Over the country and officials watched apprehensively m provincial walkouts Cut Tatol to r Reachi the situation these reports in throughout t walkout in Birmingham Wasi ducted for tomorrow unless this evening s Mee tag of Fiban chiefs is Able to placate the men. The strikes began to spread yesterday when the government used troops to move perishable foods needed by greater London s ten million citizens. Hope that the strike was near ing an end increased somewhat when the strikers Central commit tee announced it would meet Union officials tomorrow. The original stake by mushroomed amazingly when 4he troops were called termed illegal officials. The government billeted the e newly arrived troops on the famed Clapham common of South Lon Don which has been transformed into military Encampment. Economy plan of the predominantly Republican general Assembly today pledged support to newly inaugurated gov. Thomas j. Herbert s rigid econ omy program. Herbert called for an Over hauling of the state tax system to reduce levies and for a slash in the All time High state pay Roll of employees in Ter Day s inaugural address. He also insisted on teamwork in labor management relations in creased Aid for Public education assistance for War veterans More Rural and trunk line Highway construction and a Start on the Wel fare building program delayed by the War sen. Frank e. Whittemore sen ate majority Leader said a num ser of measures designed to facilitate the new governor s pro Gram had been drafted and that some of them probably would be introduced in the upper chamber this afternoon. The Senate he added might re Mam at work tomorrow to help Jet the program going. The House of representatives however planned to Mark time until next monday when Herbert will detail his recommendations n his Fust message to the nature. The legislative flood Gates then will be lowered and the business of lawmaking move ahead amid Hope in some quarters that the regular working session will be Shorter than two years ago when t lasted into late june. It. Gov. Paul m. Herbert sworn n yesterday to preside Over the Senate said the legislature should it its work done by May 1. It would make for greater Aith of the people in Peresen Active said the lieu tenant governor who started a ourth term in that office. Veteran legislators said How Iver that the work of dealing with peacetime governmental problems might keep them in Ion longer. Spa Perl

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