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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 16, 1947, Mansfield, OhioWeather the r the and Hugo Kcal Sci Cloudy colder tonight generally fair and rather cold Friday. Mansfield news journal vol. 62j no. 315 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio thursday january 16, 1947 associated press United Pren pptfti1 of tvs. A tents International news service Roku Jet x Ucundo first step in the political drama which provided Georgia with two governors was the election of Herman Talmadge son of the late governor elect Eugene Talmadge by the legislature gov. Ellis Knau left greeted Talmadge right at the governor s office but refused to recognize him As anything except a visitor. Arnall declined to give up his office. Talmadge ticks lock seizes Arnall s office this the governorship led to fisticuffs at the door of Arnall s office. The fighting was soon ended but the Battle for the governorship goes on with the problem now being in the hands of the courts. Generals Button lips in German War trials attorneys declared today that Ger Man generals Are giving them the silent treatment a major impediment in the prosecution of War crimes. Repeated interrogation of High ranking officers has failed to develop the slightest tendency to squeal on each other these said. They interpreted this silence As a massed Effort to Salvage the Honor of the Wehr Macht. One prominent prosecutor attributed things drive ends Short the Campaign to raise for a Friendly House passed its deadline today still 355 Short of its goal. Campaign leaders however expressed Hope that a continuing Campaign among Industrial employees would More than make up the difference. The clean up phase of the Campaign will continue through this week and pos Sibly into next said chairman Paul endriss. Today s total of in gifts was an increase of from yesterday. The Success of the drive is still contingent on solicitations in Sev eral Industrial plants and on individual endriss added. Campaign Headquarters in the r. E. Moorhead showrooms will be held open until further notice largest of the late contributions was from the Charles Hoff Man company. The Parent teachers association of Brinkerhoff school donated s75, pupils of the school contributed and the teachers s26. Other late contributors included j. C. Penny company s225 isaly Dairy company Globe steel abrasive company s119 Pilgrim Guild of the first congregational Church Kearns pack ing company safety cab com Pany National electric company Mansfield Optimist club and the Frank Beymer construction com Pany each. Contributors of s25 each were Swan dry cleaners Mary Washington chapter Dar Feigenbaum painters Topsy Coney Island Ohio state beverage company Borden Dairy company German Home society Phoenix hotel. American legion Post 72, auxiliary i and rho chapter of Chi Sigma sorority. The situation to two 1. The generals have not been Given any incentive to All Are under lock and key and have been year and a half with the expectation of being prosecuted for something. 2. Many fear that the German people would eventually Brand them As offer them nothing not even Freedom from this attorney said. They figure they have nothing to Gam by talk ing and everything to win by keeping claims truth lacking. You can count on the fingers of your hands generals who have told us the Frank the collaboration Angle is equally important he added. The generals Are arrogant think Ger Many will be relieved of occupation soon and they want to re turn to their former High status in their communities. Any notoriety stemming from testimony against the army or an individual would follow them forever they calculate. Architect Dies Wooster Rowland a. Curry 63, architect who designed the american club in Shanghai China died today. Pun to build City Belt line being studied project costing was mapped 20 years ago by engineers. Editor s note this is the fifth in a series of articles on Mansfield s traffic and Highway by Philip Greene for 20 years the City o Mansfield has had before i a proposal to relieve part o its traffic headaches Inte grate outlying roads Anc highways and at the same time give a Strong stimulus t Community development. The proposal is contained in a plan for improving existing roads and constructing others to form a Belt line around the City. The Belt line idea sporadically considered in previous years was it on paper during 1926 to 1928 when the City planning commission suggested it in connection with proposals for zoning ordinances and land use. Accordingly Ity Engineer w. C. Statler Greene with the Aid of Walter e. Rusk Jow county Engineer but then Drew plans for suggested As feasible and eco nomic the Belt line was proposed to bound the City on the West Over Trimble and Finney roads on the South by Cook Road on the East by Hesse Don Road and the present Illinois Avenue and on the North by Longview Avenue. Cost would be less. The Belt line while affording traffic Relief to downtown mans Field to a lesser degree than would be provided by the state Highway department s proposed expressway is particularly at Tractive to local officials because of lower construction and right of Way osts in relatively undeveloped Low value areas. Besides aiding in development of the outskirts of the City continued on Page 2 London truck strike to end London the 10-Day strike of London transport work ers was settled today when Dele Gates of the strikers voted to re turn to work saturday. The Back to work vote of the strikers representatives broke the deadlock Between the transport Union on the one hand and the employers and government negotiators on the other. Today s sudden decision assured an end of the paralysing walkout of the transport work ers and the thousands of work ers who struck in sympathy after the government put troops to work to distribute foodstuffs. It was understood that the de mands of the workers will be considered by the newly formed joint Industrial Council of employers and Trade unions. The employers were understood to have offered the men an eight hour Day and overtime for All work Over eight hours. The strike originally called in protest against re usal of the workers demand for a 40-hour week. Approximately workers had joined the strike and sym Kathy walkouts before the settlement. Mine explosion instantly kills 15 men in Shaft Plymouth accumulation of dust or Gas was believed today to have caused the explosion which killed 15 miners in the Nottingham Colliery of the Glen Alden Coal company. Two other miners were injured in the blast which occurred 800 feet below the Susquehanna River about p. M. Yesterday. Only one member of the 18-Man Crew Escapee unscathed. Bodies of the dead were removed from the Shaft about five hours after the explosion. All were believed to have been killed instantly. Officials of the state Bureau 01 mines began an immediate investigation. Samuel Reese 35, and Andrew Zolinko 54, both of Plymouth who were injured in the blast said the men were working in a gang Way or Tunnel which branched off from the main Shaft the three survivors were working in allies seek new Alliance England France open talks on cooperation against German menace Britain and France have agreed to enter into a new military Alliance against any fresh German men talk on both sides of the English Channel about a new Era of diplomatic and economic collaboration by the two wartime allies. Announcement that a treaty of Alliance would be concluded at the earliest possible moment came from the office of prime minister Clement Attlee last night after two Days of negotiations with French Premier Leon Blum. While some observers wondered whether soviet Russia might not be Cool toward such a Western entente a British foreign office spokesman declared the Alliance completes a magnificent Triangle n postwar treaties linking Eastern and Western he referred to the French soviet pact of 1944 and the British soviet treaty of 1942. The new announcement came How Ever Only a few hours after the Moscow newspaper pravda asserted that foreign Secretary Ernest 3evm had repudiated the British soviet pact by his december Peech in which he said Britain Vas not tying herself to any foreign Power. The joint British French announcement said that in addition o the treaty of Alliance the two countries would press on urgent a toward plans for Mutual re construction Aid in the economic held. Blum gets no Coal. Blum failed in one of the most agent tasks of his f getting More Coal immediately rom the British occupied it the statement expressed Hope Oal shipments could be resumed n april the British press association Aid both the United states and Russia were informed in Advance concerning the proposed treaty. The London morning press was most unanimous in praising the new ties with France but lord Beaverbrook s express warned above All other considerations t this time stands the need to ustain and strengthen under standing with Russia. To this aim 11 other projects May reasonably the communist daily Vorker was critical terming the proposal merely a British Effort o help out the French socialists. Of the Paris papers welcomed he news. A chamber off an adjoining gang Way. The blast was discovered by a tender working at the foot of the Shaft. He noticed a Cloud of dust creeping through the Tunnel and sounded the alarm. Rescue Crews trained especially for such emergencies moved into action immediately. Equipped with Gas masks air drills Anc hand shovels they went Down into the mine and began digging through the debris. Relatives wait. Relatives and friends of the men working in the pit took up a lonely Vigil at the tipple await ing word from below. Priests also stood in the throng waiting to administer the last rites of the Catholic Church. The bodies of the victims were found close together at a Point just beneath the River which flows through this Small mining Community in the heart of the Anthracite Region. The blast was the worst in this Section in 27 years. In 1919, some 90 miners were killed in an explosion at Wilkes Barre just across the Susquehanna from Plymouth. Bulletin Auriol Veteran socialist Leader today was elected president of the fourth French Republic at ver Sailles Palace. Sheriff offers 47 land parcels at auction to Clear up tax cases in a move to clean up delinquent tax cases in the county Frank e. Robinson will offer 46 lots and six acres of land in mans Field its suburban communities and Worthington township at Public auction tomorrow and saturday at the courthouse. It will be one of the biggest delinquent tax land sales in the county in recent years. Back taxes and penalties on the properties Amo int to Hest assessment against any against any other donors were Ruth Rob-1 of the parcels is s81314 on lot bins kindergarten. Ladies i in Mansfield D. Palmer auxiliary of the firemen s local is listed on the tax records As the future Outlook league s10, and owner. Geiger funeral Home 520. Smallest assessment amounts to on a lot in Home site gardens. J. P. Heltman is listed As the owner. Twenty three of the lots Are in Mansfield allotments and sub divisions including country club allotment Longview Terrace West aus Dale City farms Bell Heights Kenwood f a i r 1 a w a Home site gardens Lincoln Heights greater Mansfield. Wants less wheat and Corn Washington Secre Ary of agriculture Anderson called upon american Farmers to Day to reduce their wheat Corn and Barley acreages in 1947 and boost production of flaxseed to1 meet linseed Oil requirements. Anderson announced farm production goals for 1947 calling for the planting of a total o 00 acres an increase of 000 acres from the amount planted in 1946. Anderson s final livestock goals remained virtually unchanged rom the production he recommended last november. He called or an increase of acres n tame Hay. He urged Farmers to reduce slanting of wheat by one million acres and put that acreage into the production of flaxseed. He set the 1947 flaxseed goal at five million acres. He called for reduction of acres for Corn and acres for Barley. He said lower Corn and Barley acreages appeared desirable because the Supply of feed grains per animal for the year probably will be the most Liberal in history. Anderson declared that continuing Large requirements for linseed Oil necessitated increased flaxseed. That adjustments in wheat acreage must come from the Spring wheat area because Winter wheat already has been planted. He said a record Winter wheat crop exceeding last year s bushels is now indicated. Officials Ford for cuts in car prices motor firm president Calls his Surprise action move against recession Washington a government officials today hailed the Cut in Ford Cai prices As an encouraging Start toward the general Price reductions which president Truman has asked of All Industry Edwin g. Nourse chairman of the president s Council of eco nomic advisers termed the Ford action a crucial contribution to sustained High production and employment. Nourse added to a reporter that a number of business people have notified him of their agree ment in principle with the presi Dent s plea for lower prices As a Means of keeping Public Purchas ing Power High. Nourse s Council wrote the framework of or. Tru Man s economic message to con Gress last week. Or. Ford s statement was made in most careful and reasoned Appeal to Lajarge business said the economist with reference to yester Day s Price cutting announcement in Detroit by Henry Ford ii pres ident of the Ford motor company. If other manufacturers Fol Low suit they will make a real contribution to stabilizing Busi Ford announced immediate reductions ranging on All Ford cars As a common sense move to Avert the recession which has been widely forecast for this year. Presidential assistant John r. Steelman former reconversion director promptly wired Ford that the announcement was Good news for the country and i believe Good business for your Congress applauds. Members of Congress also were Quick to applaud. Seldom has the action of a sin Jle private firm produced similar elation possible sign of the government s anxiety Over the possible 1947 dip foreseen by the economic Council on dec. 19. Or. Truman s economic report cautioned that a serious drop in purchasing Power already is visible. Unless Price and wage adjustments Are made in time it said there is danger that consumer buying will falter orders to manufacturers will de Cline production will drop and unemployment will the president s plea that Indus try meet slower sales by cutting prices instead of curtailing out put and laying off workers was he keynote of the entire message. Wage increase alone cannot Bol Ster buying Power sufficiently or. Truman said without setting off a new inflationary spiral. Grows in Georgia As rivals Battle son of old Gene gains Possession of executive quarters by Surprise move under cover of darkness Arnall attempted to enter the governor s executives offices today but was stopped by the Secretary of Herman Talmadge who has claimed the office. Young Talmadge elected by the legislature took physical Possession of the Capitol suite earlier with a statement As governor of Georgia i have taken Complete charge of the executive offices at the state Aralts entry to the offices was blocked by Ben adorn Secretary to Talmadge. Arnall set up temporary offices in the Rotunda of the state Capitol As Arnall arrived in the Ante Industry raps Portal claims top manufacturer stalls suits fantastic threat to All u. S. Business. Washington representatives of manufacturers told Congress today that Thea Portal to Portal situation fantastic threat to the solvency 0f Amer ican spokesmen Lor industries de dared Thi the supreme court s decision in thir Portal Case will destroy jaw abiding employ ers and be More severe on those paying highest wages to labor. The witnesses testified before a Senate judiciary subcommittee and Laid Down a pattern of pro posed legislation to nullify the Portal suits. Charles r. Hook president of the american rolling Mills com Pany of Middletown Ohio voiced the fantastic threat to Amer ican Industry. Hook testified that suits filed against the steel Industry As a whole total approximately one billion he pointed out that this is larger than the Industry s total Cash holdings. Steel s Cash position at the end of 1945 was less than 700 million dollars he said one billion he Testi fied is a larger amount than the entire net earnings of All companies in the steel Industry for the five years 1942-46 Hook said that Many of his company s workers have voluntarily talked to me personally and expressed the opinion that these suits were unfair and the american rolling Mill com Sany s president said that suits totalling not less than 20 million dollars have been filed against four of his Houston tex., two million dollars Middle own four millions Ashland ky., in millions and Kansas City ato., four millions. Senator opposes Gas in pipelines Washington up sen. Francis j. Myers d., pa., today asked Congress to bar Sale of the big Inch pipelines for transmission of natural Gas Long enough to give the hard Coal Industry a fair. Sixteen of the lots Are in mans Field seven Are in Shelby one in Plymouth and one in Vernon Junction. There Are no buildings on any of the properties court rec ords show. Opening Sale time on both Days will be 10 a. M. Twenty two of the lots will be offered tomorrow. The remaining parcels 24 lots and six acres will be sold saturday. And Chance to defend its he said some articulate groups in this country want the lines used for Gas to punish John l. Lewis and his United mine work dates to remember Jan. For buying 1947 dog tags. Feb. Real estate taxes due. Battle Church Spray streams of water on Church of St. Mary of sorrows at Buffalo n. Y., during a three alarm fire which caused damage estimated at by fire commissioner Joseph s. Room which opens into the exe Cut the offices at the Capitol he was met by Odum and during a Brief Exchange of words at the door Arnall continued to Pound upon it demanding admittance. Forces Way in. From within the room guards stationed at the door refused to open and called repeatedly for finally the door was opened and Arnall forced his Way in. Arnall strode across the floor to a door leading into the executive s private office where he. Was met by an aide of Talmadge who told him to have a seat when he said he desired to see Talmadge. In a Blunt question directed re Ega Felly at sail dramatically Are you denying me the right to enter my Odum insisted each time that he was not denying am All trance to your but that he would not permit him to enter the office of or. Talmadge who is now the Legal governor of the state of talks to crowd. After continued futile demands to gain Entrance Arnall turned the room which was crowded with photographers newsmen and Tal Madge supporters and said gentlemen of the press. It is quite obvious that i am denied Access to my office. It is quite obvious that or. Talmadge is afraid to see me face to face. Last night a perfect Panzer movement was executed which resulted in the removal of the locks from these doors by military Force from the Talmadge organization. A suit has been instituted in the courts of Georgia to sustain my position. I hereby place on order All department Heads and notify them that henceforth they act at their peril unless expressly under direction from Ellis Arnall continuing said that the attorney general had ruled that be should remain in office until his successor is duly qualified and ready to assume the office. Arnall repeatedly referred to Talmadge As that and added that i propose to continue to act As governor of Georgia until governor m. E. Thompson is sworn in and can take Over. The issues now involved transcend personalities and involve themselves into the question of whether the people of Georgia shall Rule and democracy prevail or whether the state will give Way to Rule by Force and Winter due Back Friday old Man Winter was due for a comeback today. The Weatherman predicted that the unseasonable temperatures and rain were expected to end this afternoon in the face of colder weather with this morning s intermittent ram scheduled to turn into Snow late today. The temperatures which have ranged up to 20 degrees above Normal during the last three Days would drop into the 20 s by to Morrow morning. Light Snow Flur Ries were forecast for tonight and the prediction for tomorrow was generally fair and cold. Yesterday s temperatures were somewhat lower than the previous Day with a High of 39 recorded at Hayesville while the Low this morning was 32. Precipitation was .30 inches. Considerably higher temperatures were prevalent in Columbus with a High of 45. Newspaper t spa erf

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