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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 17, 1947, Mansfield, OhioOhio state historical society weather not much dunce la temperature tonight. Saturday Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 316 Telephone 451-6 Mansfield Ohio Friday january 17, 1947 associated press United Pron International news sender Price five cents Community Chest acts to set up family help unit arms Unity up to Congress Hout appoints committee to study project Agency votes to change it name reflects most its officers at meet. Mansfield s Community fund organization last night took Steps up a family welfare Agency to offer help to broken families change the name the organization to Community Chest and reelected its president Fred b. Hout and most its other officers. X the action was taken at the Agency s annual meeting in the chamber Commerce rooms. Approximately 60 persons most them trustees the organization who is beginning his second year As president was authorized to name a commit tee to study the feasibility a family welfare program As pro posed by Jane Williams executive Secretary Rotthe Community in her annual report to members. Mrs. Williams said frequent re quests came to her office from and husbands in broken Homes for help which the organization can t offer under its pres ent program. Cites need for Agency. She said her experience with broken Homes showed a growing need for a service to supplement the work the other Mansfield agencies which now Only touch the problem. Floyd Dent boy scout executive proposed that the Community Chest support the move to establish relations court in Richland county pointing out that Mansfield is Large enough to re quire v another court devoted exclusively t6 Domestic problems. The extra court would take some the Burden off the common pleas and probate courts it was pointed out Hout said the proposals would be taken up today with Lyman Ford who is in charge National welfare planning for Community chests and councils. Ford was in Mansfield today. Name the Agency was charged to Community Chest to bring it in line with others throughout the nation and to make it possible to use National publicity material vote amendments. Other amendments enacted last night provide that a participating Agency which wants to withdraw from the Chest must give 60 Days written notice to the Chest s executive committee and the executive committee shall by the tenth month each current fiscal year require an itemized state ment each participating Agency s operating financial requirements. Officers returned to their posts last night besides Hout were h. W. Gibbs vice presi Dent and oreo l. Smith treasurer. W. A Slabaugh jr., who headed the Community fund drive last fall was chosen Secre tary to succeed John Weiland. Members the executive com chosen last night were Clarence l. Fike George l. Draft fan h. Al Schettler g. W. Step hens and Desmond Walker. Emphasis this year will be Given continued Page 2 hotel fire Watertown n. Three persons perished and an other was injured seriously today when fire swept the top floor the three Story Graystone room ing House and hotel in the Central Section Watertown. Five others Are listed As missing. Police said there were about 25 roomers in the old building when the fire broke out at a. M. Est but that most managed to escape. The fire which wrecked the third floor was not brought under control until 6 a. M. The dead were identified tentatively As Sam Poole Harris Ville n. Y. William Mullins and Eugene Godfrey both water town. The injured Man was identified As Joseph King. The Hospital said he was in fair condition but was in an oxygen tent a mail forced to Capitol by Talmadge Talmadge seized compleat control Georgia s Capitol today and forced Ellis Arnal to move to a downtown office building. Arnall who been governor for the past four year and claims he is still the state s Legal executive despite the stat legislature s naming Oira Madge announced his intention to establish the Arnall Capitol Doit in a Brief encounter with Alimadge lieutenant at the stall the Talmadge Lieut Nat state rep. Jimmy Dykes earlier had seized the desk in talk Capitol Rotunda which Arnall up Jedi yesterday after being winded from the executive Chamba Arnall walked jaw Lily up the Marble Steps and Alered the Capitol door at m he headed directly for the Capi Tol Rotunda where it occupied temporary offices Arnall strode up to rep. Dykes and said Jimmie i Liff Ovet nor 1 Dykes interrupted Tiszay Ellis Arnall you remind a hog. You got your head it the trough and you just can t Sty Arnall asked taken my Dykes replied i hut ten re fusing to let you sit Here. You have no More right Tibe nor than i Arnall retorted Well let s voices stall then turning to the press arid speaking into a radio Arnall said to Thi people governor i Georgia i have been denied Access to the state Capitol building Dykes shouted that s a Arnall continued today derived Access t my office in the Rotunda the Capitol. In order not to discredit the people Georgia and to Ere ate disturbance i m moving t 1407 Candler building in Down town Atlanta there to function As chief executive. I am sure the courts will up hold me As Legal governor and no the forces Bent he was interrupted repeated by cheers from the surrounding crowd. Arnall went directly to the fice Secretary state Ben Fortson -jr., where he signed a document and before presenting. It to Fortson announced gentlemen this is merely an other evidence the fact that have this Day continued to function As governor Georgia am leaving this document with the Secretary state As a writ ten testimonial its contents were not disclosed immediately. Problem Boals says traffic Mansfield police All Empting to solve downtown traffic problems Are wrestling with a impossible situation. Traffic commissioner Frend c. Boals told tic Mansfield motor truck association last night. Invited to a meet ii the association to discuss track deliveries to stores in any motor transportation insurance firm original plan Belt lines often revised engineers agree that route should consider growth City. Editor s note this is the sixth in a series articles Mansfield s traffic and Highway problems by Philip Greene since the original Belt line Highway system around Mansfield was put paper 20 years ago a considerable number adjustments to plans have occurred to some the City s leading engineering minds largely because growth the City. Specifically four engineers the chamber Commerce High Way and traffic committee have turned fresh attention to the Belt line proposal As a result the state Highway department s proposed expressway and because rapid expansion 01 the City. Originally the Belt line was planned to Circle Mansfield Over Trimble and Finney roads to the West Cook Road to the South Hesse Don Road and Illinois ave nue to the East and Longview Avenue extended both ends the North. Four men agree. Now there is general agreement among the four men county Engineer Walter e. Rusk City Engineer w. C. Statler John Cun Ning private. Consulting Engineer and Charles private Engineer and architect that roads chosen for Belt line should be farther away from the City. Conklin chair Man the com i Mittee thinks the 1926 bound Daries Are prob ably Best Buti that subsequent growth the City might Dic Tate use Home Road the Piper Road to he North. Stew Art Road to the Greene ast and Logan Straub Han Ley roads to the South. There Are lots possibilities and All should consider the inevitable expansion the City. I have no doubt that a Belt line system will eventually be constructed. The City and county should As sume joint responsibility and hire continued Page 2 experts Trail Snail get a Hobby to save life says doctor a Hobby is the advice today . Tay b. Nash. The director the department if physical education new York diversity told presidents 45 Baptist schools and colleges we have to learn to live amid confusion amid the Rush the worry and the tenseness modern Ife we be got to learn to play Olf to play Bridge to go own into the cellar and work a lathe to go out and play a ame i say we be got to get a Hobby r wins scholarship Columbus James r. 3erry Barnesville o., was warded the Robert b. Stoltz scholarship last night As the out standing Dairy technology student t Ohio state University. College Park u. S. Fish and wildlife service Laboratory Here wants to knew exactly what a Snail s Pace is. In fact the Snail s every movement is being studied As a Means to exterminating the creature which drills holes in the shells Chesapeake Bay oysters. Said . Paul s. Galtsoff chief the shellfish investigating Section when we find out How far1 and How fast it travels and when it stops Well know better How to Cope with firemen ram Way to Blaze novel use truck solves problem fighting fire. Picture Page 13 a fire truck was put to novel use As a ramming machine Early today As firemen fought for two hours a stubborn Blaze at a build ing at 24-26 East sixth Street. The fire which broke out about 1 a. M. In the Holland poolroom the second floor the building occupied by three other firms burned a Large Hole in the floor the poolroom. Jack Applan owner the building estimated damage at handicapped by smoke. Firemen were handicapped by heavy smoke and were forced to use a truck to ram in the doors leading to the Borden milk com Pany garage the first floor to Clear the air when Gas masks donned by the firefighters proved useless. Confronted by the dense smoke firemen at first attempted to pull the doors off by tying heavy ropes to the doors and backing up the fire engine. When this failed fire men used the fire truck to ram the doors. After the smoke cleared the fire was extinguished. Burns through ceiling. The six-by-12 foot Hole in the poolroom floor burned through the veiling the Borden garage. The heat cracked windows and dam aged paint two the eight trucks stored in the garage. Two fire companies fought the Laze for two hours and Laid four ire lines before extinguishing it. Damage was confined to the burned out portion the floor ome damage to the roof and water and fire damage to two trucks stored in the garage. The first floor the building is occupied by the Borden garage and the Applan tire retreading com any. The second floor houses the Triumph valve manufacturing company and the poolroom. Applan said he believed the firt started in the Borden Section he building. Ideal weather to stay awhile the Mercury today dipped be freezing for the first time Ince monday but the weather Man said no severe cold was in ight before the Middle next Veek. Rising temperatures with some cloudiness were predicted for to Morrow. The extended forecast into next wednesday was for temperatures averaging five to 10 de Grees above Normal with Little precipitation. 6 known dead 55 Hurt after train crack up other victims still under cars report officials at scene wreck. Bakersfield Calif. A six persons wer known to be dead Man others were crushed Beneat cars and an estimated 55 per sons were being treated for injuries in the wreck a South Ern Pacific passenger train 12 Miles Northwest Here Early to Day. Sheriffs Deputy Jack Kiethley the first officer to return from the scene said an uncounted number passengers were Hurle through train windows Anc crushed beneath the weight four coaches and a tourist Sleepe. Which were derailed and Over turned when the owl night train southbound from san Franciso to los Angeles hit a broken Rai the sheriff s Deputy reported that the wreckage was a ghastly scene and that legs and arms were torn from the victims. The Halls Are full injured and we Are working them Des said an attendant a the Kern county Hospital Here names the dead and injured were not yet available. One the injured was a youngster whose leg was severed in the wreck. Ambulance Crews sheriff s deputies and others worked feverish to extricate the injured and Rua then. To Hoso Tirls. It. Hits High Speed. A Southern Pacific dispatched said the train owl no. 58 which left san Francisco at clock last night and was due in los Angeles at a. M. Today usually travelled at 60 Miles an hour along the stretch where the wreck occurred. Sergeant l. E. Pryor the Bakersfield sheriff s office said six ambulances had been sent to the scene at Ledro a Small rail Way station near Minter Field wartime training Field for Avia Tion cadets. The Engineer h. P. Lawrence and the conductor George Coch Rane los Angeles were unhurt As the locomotive and three bag Gage cars behind it were not de railed. Seven passenger cars the 15-car train remained up right. Southern Pacific officials said the train carried approximately 200 passengers. State Highway patrolman Jack Bordeau said two soldiers the main Marvin Stansberry Moul ton Iowa and Orvis Humphrey Kidder mo., rescued Many per from overturned cars by stamping out windows and lifting out the injured. Coach lands in Field. Lester Ford Porter one the overturned coaches said most the injured were in one the coaches which completely left its tracks and hurtled into a potato Field. I heard a roaring and grind ing As the car i was in started rolling up track in front he added. A reporter who visited the wreck said the rails looked like Spaghetti where they had been rolled up and shoes passengers were strewn along the Road bed. Teachers win Aid Spring Field township teachers seeking a salary increase were backed today in their demands by the parents civic committee. The group voted last night to Back a 525 monthly increase. Even vets would pay dearly for Ohio Bonus study shows War veterans would have to pay More Cash in new taxes than they could receive under a Bonus plan now before the Ohio sen ate a state tax department study showed today. One cannot have his cake and eat it the report observed. Three plans Tor paying from to in bonuses to world War n Veter ans Are before the Senate and state representatives said half a dozen More were expected in the House next week. Veterans would be under the most ambitious sen ate plan the department sur vey showed a Veteran owning a Home with an assessed valuation would pay More than in new taxes. Here s How Bonus would boost rate Here to a breakdown increased property taxes for Mansfield necessary under the Liggitt Daniels Bonus plan based the 1945 tax rate 15.40 Mills shows that the necessary in crease 4.98 Mills would in crease the Mansfield tax rate to 20.38 Mills. The 1946 tax now being collected consequently the Soldier Bonus plan would boost the Mansfield rate to a Resolution by Sens. D. A. Liggitt a Logan and Albert l. Daniels Calls for raising Money to pay Bon uses with a Bond Issue to be retired through prop erty levies in ten years at not More than 2 per cent interest. On that basis tax experts said the extra property tax required would be almost 5 Mills so for each valuation a year for ten years. The actual yearly rate a property valued at would at the Start. The tax increase would vary from annually for prop erty valued at to for that assessed at the Survey said. Military men favourable to merger plans program if approved will provide Cabinet Secretary National defense Truman discloses. Truman s plan for merger the armed forces will reduce the present Cabinet from 10 to nine members by combining the War and Navy departments into a Secretary ship for National the Cabinet offices Secretary War and Navy will be abolished if Congress approves the merger plan. This was disclosed today by the White House in a full dress conference participated in by the present chiefs the army and Navy. The conference was called to clarify the Compromise merger plan announced last night. It also developed that the her aided unification the Arm and Navy is in reality a reorganization plan which unifies and co ordinates armed services command at the top level under this plan the army and Navy Are to be maintained As separate and autonomous units together with a new and inde pendent air Force. The plan Calls for a new Secre tary for National defense who i have civilian status just As d All other members the presi Dent s Cabinet. There will be Secretary the army Secretary the Navy and a new Secretary the air Force attaining separate and equal rank with Ian and sea forces. Lack Cabinet rank. These three secretaries the White House disclosed will no have Cabinet rank but will is. to take their directly with the president without rec Tirse necessarily to the Secre tary . National defense. Statements War and Nav department officials at the White House conference also disclose that no immediate economies budget savings in support the armed forces can be expected. This was in direct contradiction earlier claims that Bil Lions dollars would be saved by unification the services. The conference was attended by Secretary War Patterson Secretary Navy Forrestal Gen Dwight d. Eisenhower Admira Chester w. Nimitz Admiral Wil Liam d. Leahy the president s chief staff vice Admiral Sher Man and maj. Gen. Lauris nor stad. The chiefs the armed forces each made Brief statements approving the Compromise plan. Auriol talks to French reds political actions today began mane vering for posts in the coalition govern ment which is to take the place the All socialist Blum Cabinet. Blum and his fellow interim Cabinet members submitted their resignations yesterday following the election socialist Vincent Auriol As first president the Burth French Republic. Eight minutes after Auriol took up residence at the presidential Elysee Palace this morn ing communist party leaders Maurice Thorrez and Jacques Duclos presented themselves for an audience. Auriol empowered to consult concerning the formation the new government and selection he new French Premier conferred Vith the communist leaders for 35 minutes. Neither the latter would comment upon their de Sarture. They were followed shortly afer by Andre Colin and Robert Lecourt representatives the popular Republican movement strongest rival the communist Larty in the last French elections. The communists were seen As in a favourable position in the for mation the new government Ince they threw their Strong sup port to Auriol m the presidential piloting and Are the strongest party in the French legislature. Joke College wants students Marietta it s More Han two months until april fool s a so apparently Marietta col Ege officials were serious when hey Hung out the

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