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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 15, 1947, Mansfield, OhioOhio state archaeological and historical society weather occasional rain tonight probably changing to Snow thursday. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no 314 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio wednesday january 15, 1947 associated press United International news service Price five gents i says Carnali of Talmadge legislature votes for son of old Gene in tumultuous Early morning session. Atlanta a defiant gov. Ellis Arnall held his office against a Yelling mob early1 today after reject ing claims of a rival governor Herman Talmadge whom the legislature elected in a tumultuous Post Midnight Arnall was escorted from the Capitol unhurt by National guard officers and close associates who barricaded the doors of the executive chamber to save him from . In a Brief dramatic encounter Arnall told the Youthful son of the late Eugene Talmadge i cannot surrender to a pre Talmadge escorted by a com Mittee of 25 legislators and Fol Lowed by whooping surging Fol Lowers pushed into Arnall s office at a m. It was a Quarter hour after the legislature had named him to the four year term which his father Eugene Talmadge did t live to serve. Rivals deadlock. I he said that you have been informed that i have been elected As governor by the general Assembly of replied Small i understand the generates terribly allegedly has elected you but the. General As Sembly cannot elect a governor. Accordingly i respectfully but firmly refuse to yield the office to you Whon i consider a pre you were Nice to come said Arnall pleasantly to Tal Madge s Back. As Talmadge pushed through the crowd outside a group sought to Force its Way into the executive office but was blocked by p. T. Mccutcheon Arnall s executive Secretary. An Exchange of words led almost immediately to a fist fight which milled for two minutes Iri the governor s recep Votion room. Mccutcheon retreated into Arnall s private office and barred the heavy door against the mob. Talmadge had been sworn in shortly after 2 a. A est before a cheering legislature and a whooping stomping gallery of Tal Madge faithful who sat through out the Day watching the canvass of general election returns. He was elected after a series of decisive Roll Calls by 161 to 87. Lieut.-g6v.-elect m. E. Thomp son who cannot take office until his election is certified by the legislature later today said he would fight for the right to serve As acting governor. I shall in he said that the will of the people As expressed under the Constitution be not Arnall had announced his qualified resignation last Satur Day effective immediately upon qualification of the lieutenant but Talmadge leaders mane Vered to prevent certification of Thompson until after Talmadge would be sworn in. Talmadge in his inaugural speech declared he would support his father s White supremacy program to the fullest and prom ised he would sign any Revenue Bill enacted by the legislature to finance expanded state services. Talmadge arrived at the Capi Tol shortly after a. M. And was ushered into a Small room off the governor s reception room where adjutant general Marvin Griffin had set up his office. Arnall who left the Capitol in the Early morning under Protection returned shortly after Tal Madge s arrival. As his first act he installed col. R. W. Colline head of the state guard Asad mutant general. Nature slips but boy gets Teeth at last Chicago he a four year old boy got his first set of Teeth today a full set All at once. The Hoy whose name waa withheld never will have Teeth of his own. Dentists at North Western University provided him with a full set of artificial baby Teeth. The tiny dental plates Are about the size of a 50-cent piece. They Are made of plastic and contain 20 Teeth. The Normal number for a four year old. They Are necessary because the youngster was born with Ano Dontia a condition in which even the beginning of Teeth Are absent. Ii a court order guards Irish lass Columbus a Federal court order today blocked the removal from Columbus of Irish 18-year-old Jane Orr Shepherd Thompson by immigration authorities. The order was issued by judge Mell g. Underwood on the quest of her attorneys Dale d. Bapp and Thomas a. Joseph. They declared that their Bel fast born client Fiancee of a Springfield Sailor might be spirited away from her Tempo Rary Home with family of a co jumbos policeman. The girl be came liable for deportation when she took a Job As a waitress in Springfield while in this country on a visitors permit French army Aims at Annam capital Paris troops were reported to have mounted a Large scale offensive today against Viet Nam fighters to Clear a path to Hue capital of Annam in the inc China fighting the Viet Nam native radio asserted French forces Are moving to Clear the Hanoi Hue Road to lift a blockade of the latter City. Second plan to by pass City offered alternate proposal Calls for new Highway to South of Mansfield. Editor s note this is the fourth of a series of articles on Mansfield s traffic and Highway problems by Philip Greene while the state Highway department s proposal to Cre ate a super Highway through Mansfield stressed preference for a route through the North Ern and around the Western part of the City an alternative and cheaper proposal was offered in a bypass to the Southeast. Leaving u. S. Route. 42 at Ashland Hill the Southeast route would extend southward along the corporation line East of Oak Street curve gently Westward to intersect state route is about one mile South of the Mansfield corporation line continue Westward until it connected with the present route. 42 slightly More than a mile from the Mansfield City limits then pass South Westward into Lexington on the West Side of the Village and join the present route 42 at the., Southern Edge of the town. The proposed route if constructed on the Southeast location will provide Good modern align ment and gradient through its Rural says the report c o m p i led by Meredith p. L i cute Walter former Ashland division Engi Neer who de signed the plan. It will tra verse a location that will involve Small damage to sex Greene listing property and will require few structures for the separation of grades. It will carry through traffic through or around mans Field safely with ease and Speed and will reduce total traffic vol Umes on several streets in the business Section of Mansfield from 7 to 15 per submitted by Lichtenwalte in 1945, the report estimated the Cost of the Northern route at since revised by former continued on Page 2 parking lot measure stirs interest Here still another Means of relieving Mansfield s traffic problems loomed today in a state Senate Bill offered to permit cities to condemn land for off the Street Park ing proposed by state senator Evert Addison Columbus Republican the Bill would permit municipalities to exercise their right of eminent Domain in obtaining land for City parking lots. According to the International news service the measure would authorize cities to take such action even if the property were to be turned Over to private operators of parking facilities. In Mansfield such action has repeatedly been urged by the Amima club. Ashland among other nearby cities already has a Large City parking lot where vehicles May be parked without charge. Canol Oil pmed ends on Jun pile of state Byrnes disclosed today that Canada had agreed to let the United states junk and sell piece meal part of a War time White Canol Oil refinery and pipe line project. The Senate War investigating committee denounced the enter prise in a report last fall As a flaming the committee said the action of Admiral Ernest j. King and general Brehon som Ervell of the joint staff in per sisting with the project was a blot on the record of two other Wise Able Ohio Senate stories yet Bonus plans 2 proposals limit payments to ceiling third sets no maximum. Three plans for paying up to in bonuses to Ohio veterans of world War ii were under Senate study today with More proposals expected. All programs based payments on the number of months in service but two limited bonuses to the third set a 550 floor but specified no top. Bonds would be issued to pay the bonuses if voters at elections next november approved Chang ing the Constitution to permit in creasing the state debt beyond its present limit. The Bonds would be retired in two plans raised from taxes against realty and other property. The other program would use sales tax collections increasing the present rate if necessary. The three proposals were among a score of Bills introduced in the legislature yesterday the first Day after inauguration of gov. Thomas j. Herbert senators continued work today but expected to join representatives who went Home tuesday to await Herbert s message to a joint Senate House session next monday night More Bills expected. Legislative readers said they expected introduction of More Bonus programs and. Speculated that few of them would escape changes in their both houses. The first Bonus Resolution was sponsored by Sens. D. A. Liggitt of Logan county and Albert l. Daniels of Highland county both republicans., it provided pay ments of to for those in service Between dec. 8, 1941, and the War s end. Sen. Robert a. Polock r., Stark proposed service bonuses of a month without disabled veterans and pay intents to for others at the rate of monthly for Domestic and for foreign service. The third plan was sponsored by Sens. Fred g. Reiners and Kyle f. Brooks both Cincinnati republicans. Bonuses would be at the Domestic foreign monthly rate for service Between dec. 7, 1941, and last sept. 2. A floor but no maximum was set. Lausche commutes Wilson s sentence band s night As Prospect Park Pavilion 100 members of the band parents club and their guests celebrated the 25th birth Day of the Mansfield senior High school band with a banquet music and speeches. Shown Here Are three members of the original band stand ing left to right Calvin Walters Oliver c. Henkel Ray Kinton with their director j. Mer ton Holcombe seated who still Heads the band and Howard Kochheiser seated president of the club. The handsome anniversary cake was baked by mrs. Conrad Ziegler. The drum majorette atop the cake was designed by mrs. Harry Eyerly. During the ceremonies hol Combe received a 25-year Gold pin and members of the original band spoke. Other members of the 1922 band honoured at the banquet but not in the picture were c. E. Brubach Donald Mcginley John cunning and mrs. Calvin Walters. Howard Wenning who was also an original band member was unable to attend because of the illness of his father. All the original members Are from Mansfield except Mcginley who drove to the banquets with mrs. Mcginley from their Home in Elyria. My Campaign nearing goal with of the goal already contributed toward the Friendly House Campaign Paul w. Endriss Campaign chairman predicted today the drive would 3e a Success. It officially closes tonight. Largest contributor yesterday was the american legion Auxin Ary of Mcvey Post no. 16, which gave contributions yester Day were endriss said that from All indications the drive will be a he warned How Ever that Success is contingent on contributions from employees of several Industrial plants which As yet have not reported. Although the drive ends today endriss said the clean up would continue for the balance of the week or possibly longer. Other contributions received rom groups yesterday included s218 from the Richland medical society auxiliary and red Cross nurses aides Mayer drug store and each from sons of Italy Lodge macedonian youth group Richland youth co opera Ive and Temple Emanuel sister Hood. Sea trip s rough new is no doubt today that it was a rough week for sailing the Atlantic Ocean. Or. Hans ribbing chief physician on the swedish Ameri an liner grip Holm reported he had Given out More than jills for seasickness on the 11-Day crossing from Goteborg. Senior High band. Anniversary sv1 i senior Hitti members past arid present got together for an anniversary dinner party last night at pros Pavilion and it was a toss up whether the members of the band or the 1947 Bondsmen had the most fun. The dinner marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of the band. More than 90 persons including members of the original organization members ent band arid guests filled Prospect Park Pavilion. We had a lot of fun recall ing some of the amusing Inci dents that happened during those first j. Merton hol band master who organized the group commented with a chuckle. And helping to recall those High spots of humor were charter members Oliver c. Henkel or. And mrs. Ray Kinton mrs. Kin ton is the former Maxine leap of the Donald Mcginley of Elyria Calvin Walters Chester Brubach. And John cunning. A few of the original 20 could t make it but they sent their Gards. Miss Ruth Schaaf band Secretary read letters from be cilia Parsons Miller of Stamford conn., and Myron Sharp of Pitts Burgh. Clerk of courts Howard Wenning also an original band was unable to attend be cause of the illness of his father. Mrs Miller who drum majored the first band was also the first girl in the United states to drum major a class a High school band. For the most part the spotlight of the banquet was thrown on the first members As each Rose to give a few comments on the Organiza Tion to which he or she had be longed. The dinner was Given by the band parents club whose an Nual fund raising campaigns keep the ensemble one of the smartest dressed groups in the state. Highlights of the past 25 years in the senior High s band history were Given by Holcombe. The first band of 20 students grew out of the instrumental Section which started on Jan continued on Page 2 3 japs surrender Manila three japanese stragglers who had been hiding in the Jungles and mountains of Bataan Peninsula since March of 1945 surrendered today to filipino military police. Norway wants Secre Tolp the norwegian parliament sought from foreign minister Harvard Lange today an explanation of a two year old secret understanding in which the russians say Norway agreed to joint soviet norwegian defense of the Bleak Spitsbergen Archi Pelago. Lange has promised a full account of the Spitsbergen talks for the storting parliament which opened a new session yesterday. A Laberite he is under pressure from the conservatives. A broadcast by Moscow radio reported that Early in 1945 an understanding was reached about the necessity of joint defense of the Spitsbergen it said the question was discussed again Between Lange and foreign minister v. M. Molotov in new York last november. Norway won sole sovereignty Over the Glacier covered group of islands in the Paris treaty of 1920. It promised never to militarize them. Russia did not sign the treaty in 1920 but adhered to it a few years later. Last night the Moscow Broad cast denounced the treaty which it said utterly disregards the interests of the Security of the u. S. S. R. In the North As Well As important economic interests of the soviet upholds conviction Columbus the Ohio supreme court upheld today the conviction of herome a. Nevius former Clark county prosecutor on a charge of accepting bribe Money from gamblers but set aside his conviction of accepting two automobiles As bribes. London Dock workers quit estimated London workers walked off the piers today raising to approximately the num Ber of food and transport work ers out on strike in London and 20 provincial cities. Negotiators for the govern ment and the huge transport and general workers whose jurisdiction is being de fied by the strikers struggled to find a Back to work formula As the tie up of Britain s arteries of Commerce rapidly grew More intense. Thames River Barge men truck ers in the midlands hotel and restaurant workers and other labor groups threatened to walk out. A Sheet Stampede from their jobs by More than work ers appeared possible unless troops were withdrawn from handling strike bound food in London markets and a Quick settlement reached. Leaders of the London truck strikers whose 10-Day old walk out began the strike flurry met to decide whether they would accept a government sponsored mediation plan. This plan was for the original strikers to sume work while the new joint Industrial Council considered their grievances. If they refused the sympathy strikes might eventually halt everything that moves food and supplies in England. It seemed unlikely the strike wave would reach such proportions but the off the Job mood was running Strong. Expedition nears Little america1 aboard a s. S. It. Olym pus with Byrd expedition Central task group of the Byrd expedition was expected to arrive at Little America today after a gruelling 14-Day fight with the Antarctic icepack. Equipment and supplies will be unloaded at Little America and construction Crews will set up a base for the expedition. Mayor launches citizens round table series open to constructive criticism today As mayor Roy w. Vaughn launched a new program of round table discussions Between City officials and leaders of business and Industry. The discussions will be held in the mayor s office every other wednesday morning. Vaughn said the idea is to bring about a better understanding Between the citizens and the City officials. We Don t want Gripe sessions we want criticism but it should be constructive. We Don t guarantee to accept every suggestion offered but we want to find out what people Are thinking so we can give them the kind of City they today a c. Peterson managing editor of the news journal appeared before members of the mayor s Cabinet at 10 a. M. Peterson speaking before the group lauded the idea of a planned program to bring before City officials the Points of views of the taxpayers they serve. He said the Job of the news journal is the same As yours. You want to make Mansfield the Best possible City in which to live and work. We want to sell the merits of the City to the people not Only of Mansfield but of the surrounding he cited a planned Effort by the news journal to give Page 1 space to worthwhile civic enterprises with the View to educating the people of nearby towns to the advantages to be found in Mansfield. Toward that end he said he regarded it As a responsibility of City officials to let the Public know the full facts on All City activities. Let s not be afraid of criticism when we deserve he said but let s be sure that we Don t invite unjust criticism simply because we be been hesitant about letting the True facts be he suggested the placing on the City s Early must list of a program for the marking of All streets calling attention to the fact that Many Street signs Are missing others Are so indistinct they cannot be read. He also urged Long Range planning for the Mansfield of the future with the View to arriving at an intelligent solution to such problems As growing traffic congestion and the need for wider streets in the business area. At successive meetings a businessman a minister an educator a labourer an industrialist a Veteran or other group leaders will be invited to appear. The meetings Are strictly informal the mayor strongly recommended that a group s representative try to speak the mind of his we after a not just one Man s he declared. Ten shun for March of dimes with the slogans give and the crippling effects of infantile paralysis cannot be met on a too Little and too late the Mansfield 1947 March of dimes Campaign got under Way today. Mansfield was fortunate in having Only four cases of polio i 1946, a year which saw the nation hit by the worst epidemic since 1916. H. W. Mcclellan drive chairman for the third consecutive year said today. We were also fortunate in that three of the four cases did not quire assistance from our funds. The one Case which we were called upon to assist drained the 850.68 raised in 1946 to a Low ebb. This fund must be the county goal is to surpass last year s the National goal is local collections Are split 50-50 with the National organization. Local chapter treasuries hit the More than cases of polio in 1946 wiped out the treas uries of 64 per cent local chapters and the National foundation gave these areas Mcclellan said the local drive will be sparked by poster advertising collection letters of solicitation and a theater collection from Jan. 24m for the drive Are atty. Marshall Moore w. C. Lucille Bushey mrs. Kath Erine Mimi enamel a g. Bruiser sheriff Frank e. Robinson Des mond Walker and Herb Golz of Shelby. Thaw softens county roads mixtures of Radii Snow and sleet plus the traditional january thaw were bogging Down Richland county s unimproved roads today. County Engineer Walter Rusk reported Road Crews roads were forced to abandon slagging operations shortly after noon yesterday be cause of the soft surfaces. No roads Are impassable but we found that our heavy trucks were doing More damage than help in the slagging operations. It that the Frost suddenly went out about 1 p. he said. Iri the Northern Section of the county a relatively heavy fall of reported and maintain ers were called out to scrape it off the highways. The precipitation induced locally by a High temperature of 56 degrees last night is due to taper today forecasters said. Rain and colder weather Are due tomorrow precipitation at h Byesville measured .43 of an Inch. Ape boy ready for face changes grand rapids a 16-year-old Chicago boy who admitted trying to extort to pay for. Plastic surgery on a facial deformity that made me look like an is Here today for the operation he wanted. The youth who suffers from a congenital deformity in the fore head which gives him a perpetual pleaded guilty last Decem Ber to trying to extort the Money from his employer. His Story won the sympathy of Chicago industrialists who contributed funds for the surgery needed. However it was Learned that or. Smith had refused Money for the operation. Milk prices show signs of dropping Cleveland Howard g. Eisaman Market administrator of the Seveland milk Market ing area confirmed today reports that milk prices May be reduced a cent a quart by feb. 1. Eisaman reported that the Price paid to producers for their december ship ments was 28 cents lower than that paid for their november out put. He predicted another drop of 28 to 30 cents a hundredweight in january. This latest drop combined with the december Price drop would mean a reduction of More than one cent a the Market administrator said. Reverses trend Denver Lee Knous Western Colorado Jurist became Colorado s 27th governor today the Only Democrat in the nation to. Succeed a Republican chief executive. Man fielder Given Newhope for Freedom parole Board reveals crime in Moorhead Case reduced to 2nd-degree murder. Charles a. Wilson who 11 years ago at the age of 23, was sentenced to the Penitentiary for the murder of miss Jean Moorhead 17-year-old Mansfield High school girl has won a Chance for Freedom. The Ohio Pardon and parole commission announced today that gov. Frank j. Lausche in one of the last acts of his administration Charles Wilson commuted Wilson s sentence of first degree murder to that of Sec Ond degree murder. The action makes Wilson now held at the London prison farm eligible for parole. Spokesmen for the and parole com Mission told t today that a Parol cilia be held anytime after three weeks from the Date of the pistol slaying of the pretty socially prominent girl Rocke d Mansfield in 1936 and made head lines throughout the nation. F seated in Auto. Moorhead was almost in stantly tolled when three shots were fire cat her As she sat parked Auto in front of her Home 23 Western Avenue near Midnight april 3, 1936. She died on the floor iof the Liv ing room in her Home soon after being lifted from the Auto. A Wilson on whose behalf Many petitions for commutation had been circulated in recent Yean was convicted May a 1936, by a Richland county jury which recommended mercy. Sentence-1 of life imprisonment was by judge a h. Huston after motion for a new trial was fused. According to court Tes Timorfy and the stories told by principals of the tragedy Wilson and miss Moorhead had been sweethearts for a number of years. The Young Man who insisted in his Confes Sion that the shooting was acc ii dental admitted firing the shots at the girl when he found her parked in the Auto with another Young Man Haskell Smith 19. Wilson was apprehended by Village police in Crestline less than two hours after the shooting took place. In confessing Wilson sobbed that it was did t mean to shoot her. I Only intended to frighten her a Little and her boy Wilson is the son of or. And mrs. E. J. Wilson 116 Parkwood Boulevard who said at the time that their son had brooded Over his broken Romance for 10 Days preceding the shooting. They said the Romance was broken when parents of the girl. Or. And mrs. R. E. Moorhead to cease. The Moo Heads now live at 29 Western Avenue. Moorhead is an Auto dealer. Plans water softener Bellefontaine a 100 thousand Dollar water soften ing Plant project was considered today by Bellefontaine cite Couri cil. Murray you can take Bow Columbus got. Thomas j. Herbert s eight Cabi net appointments were de scribed As admirable to state senators who approved them unanimously. Sen. Frank e. Whittemore Republican floor Leader said lengthy discussion of Cabinet appointees was not necessary but singled out one. Murray d. Shaffer of Manfry Field new Highway director was termed the outstanding Highway Engineer in the Ine spa ferr newspaper

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