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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 18, 1947, Mansfield, OhioThe Ohio state archaeological Atiq historical society weather fair Frith Little change in temperature tonight and sunday. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 317 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio saturday january 18, 1947 associated press United International news service Price five cents Arnall gives up governorship Cleveland fire kills 1, hurts 11 17 Are rescued woman tosses 5-year-old child into arms of cab Driver after explosion shatters 28-room House. Flash fire raced through the 28-room Knickerbocker Manor Early today killing mrs. Lillie Somers 68, a tenant and injuring at least 11 persons. Fire chief James e. Nimmo said Many saved their lives by jumping from the first floor of the three Story Uptown Rooming House. Two cab Drivers and customers of a nearby restaurant rescued others. Seventeen were rescued and 11 hospitalized. Hugo Hamfeldt jumped from the third Story and was severely Hurt. An explosion in the Furnace room in the Early morning hours Tore an enormous Hole in one Side Cio opposes Portal Bills challenges constitutionality of proposed measures. Cio today challenged the constitutionality of legislative proposals to outlaw its claims for in Portal to Portal pay. The Challenge came As part of a Broad Cio counter attack be fore a Senate judiciary sub com Mittee holding hearings on the legislation. Cio counsel Lee Pressman who has masterminded the lawsuits for Portal to Portal pay led a procession of witnesses into the Senate caucus room to present the Cio Case. Pressman was protesting against Bills which would throw the por Tal to Portal suits out of court. Pressman said the Bills present which Are catastrophic to the Public the proposals depart from our most deeply cherished Legal traditions and constitutional Limi he said. We sub Mit and firmly believe that these measures violate the principles of our Constitution. Proposed As they Are at this time they can Only serve to implant in workers the apprehension and fear that the present Congress does not propose to play the game according to the rules where work ers rights Are Pressman argued that the Pend ing Bills went beyond the Portal to Portal Issue and threatened to destroy the wage hour Law. The measures were sponsored by Sens. Alexander Wiley r., and Homer Capehart r., tax extender faces fight can plans to Speed the excise tax Extension Bill through the House by unanimous consent ran into limited out determined opposition today. The Bill would extend for an in definite period the higher wartime excises on such luxury items As furs jewelry Luggage liquor and transportation. It was approved unanimously yesterday by the House ways and Means committee and chairman Harold Knutson r., said he hoped to get it through the House by unanimous consent Early next week. The opposition came from rep. Donald l. O Toole d., n. Said he most certainly would object to considering the Bill under the unanimous consent Rule. Republican and democratic leaders have agreed that no controversial legislation will be considered next week and o Toole s opposition might delay consideration of the excise Bill for 10 Days or More. Although a single objection would be enough to delay passage of the Bill for several Days several other democrats also were reported ready to offer opposition. They object to extending the higher excises on individual items such As Railroad tickets and Telephone Bills. President Truman asked con Gress for a one year Extension of the wartime rates which now Are scheduled to expire on june 30. The ways and Means committee Bill would make the Extension in definite. I dates to remember Jan. For buying 1947 dog tags. Feb. Real estate taxes due. Jan. Of dimes Campaign ends. Feb. For reinstate ment of government life insurance for War veterans. Newspaper if of the Structure which enabled rescuers to get the roomers out safely. Child thrown into arms. The cab mar tin 27, and Joseph Gajdos were sitting in their autos across the Street when the blast occurred. From a burning staircase a child was thrown into the arms of Harry Zelman. Zelman said i went into the first floor after cab Drivers kicked in the door and found the staircase had begun to collapse from the flames. Joe and i ran Over to the House and kicked in the door. There was a lot of plaster in the Hall. We went around banging on doors and Yelling to people to come out and others came running in to help. I just happened to be looking that Way when All of a Sadden there was a Reddish pinkish glow All along the lower part of it he said. Then there was a deep i woman at the second floor with a child in her arms. She did to say a word. Staircase made Well. She just looked at me and tossed the child Down Over the Bannister. I caught it. It was a Little girl not More than five years old. I carried her out and gave her to a fireman. The last i saw of the woman she was walk ing toward the front of the build Knickerbocker Manor was once a Euclid Avenue mansion in the 8300 Block dating Back some 45 years. Sixty by one Hundred feet in size it was converted some time ago into a Rooming House. It has a Stone foundation with sections of Brick and Frame added later for the conversion. Nimmo said a collapsed Stair Case made a natural Well for the fire. The Blaze was brought under control in several hours. Passersby dissuaded a number of persons from jumping from the second and third floor cautioning them that firemen were on the Way. Mount Sinai Hospital gave this partial list of injured miss Elizabeth Vogt 65, Shock bruises. Memn Rogers 48, minor in juries. Mrs. Melvin Rogers 45, minor injuries. Clarence Randalls 33, face and hands burned. Lewis leads Ball counters Washington the manhunt for the sex maniac who tortured and butchered Elizabeth Short pretty 22-year-old Brunette known As the turned today to a handsome red headed sex Marine flyer called red and they Learned the suspect now was a supervisory Pilot for an airline. Dorothy French a san Diego theater cashier revealed that the ill fated girl apparently left san Diego with the flyer after receiving a wire from him eight Days before her Cut in two nude body was found in a vacant lot in Southwest los Angeles. The Black Dahlia lived in miss French s Pacific Beach Home for a month until she was asked to leave. The cashier met her in an All night theater and took her into her Home when she discovered that miss Short was broke and had no place to stay. Telegram is tue. A Day before miss Short left she received this Telegram apparently in response to word she had sent to the sex Marine flyer wait. I la be Down for you. the wire was traced to Huntington Park los Angeles suburb. There it was Learned that the message instead of being written in Ordinary handwriting had been carefully printed. The girl s father Cleo Short was located in los Angeles today but could contribute nothing to the solution of the crime. He said that his daughter lived with him for a time in Vallejo calif., about five years ago and that he has t seen her since. He has been Separ ated from the girl s Mother mrs Phoebe Short of Medford mass., for 20 years. Mrs. Short is in route to los Angeles to claim her daughter s body. Police tracing the life of the slain girl described her As a rest less Young woman constantly on the move frequently broke and trying to borrow Money and out of work most of the time. She became known As the Black Dahlia in Long Beach where she wore revealing Black dresses to set off her Raven Black hair piled High on her head. Trailer Mary Grace Pagani top left and mrs. E. J. Penrose bookkeeper and clerk respectively in the county treasurer s office try out the Large seat in the first 20 modern trailer coaches purchased by county commissioners for veterans Homes. Several passersby below inspect one of the trailers parked on the Lawn of the courthouse. Pinned under his car Driver seriously Hurt pinned under his overturned automobile near Mansfield for an undetermined period of time Ernest Hamilton 22, of gallon was in serious condition today in general Hospital. Hamilton s wrecked car was found by a passing Motorist about a. M. Today on u. S. Route 30-s two Miles West of Mansfield. Car had crashed into a util state liquor chairman quits Maude Mcquate of Cleveland today. signed As chairman of the state Board of liquor control but agreed to remain a member of the four member Board. In a letter to gov. Thomas j. Herbert mrs. Mcquate wrote realizing the appointment of the chairman of the Ohio state Board of liquor control is one. Of the prerogatives of the governor and wishing you to feel free to appoint the member of the Board whom you prefer i hereby tender my resignation As mrs. Mcquate was appointed to the chairmanship oct. 10, 1945, by former governor Lausche. She had replaced acting chairman Wil Liam Hess of Cincinnati. Mrs. Mcquate is listed As a Republican. The other two members of the Board Are Frank Krebs of Dayton and Richard Lindernan of Del pos both democrats. Ity pole state patrolmen said. The Motorist Tom Mcnew 600 Park Avenue West notified the Jones funeral Home which Dis patched an ambulance to the scene. Hamilton was released and Given first Aid before he was taken to general Hospital. He suffered a Skull fracture broken left leg and multiple lacerations the Hospital reported. The Jones funeral Home said Hamilton apparently had been thrown from the car when the Accident occurred and was trapped when the vehicle toppled Over on him. The state patrol which investigated the mishap could not Termine How Long Hamilton was pinned beneath the car. Hamilton was unconscious when found and remained in a coma at the hos Pital today. State patrolmen said he apparently was driving by himself. The pole was snapped off and the car was a total loss officers said. Duke leaves new the Duke and Duchess of Windsor left new York by train last night for a Florida vacation. City s Community Chest gets plan for creating family welfare unit Richland county commissioners today had contracted for 20 trailer coaches for the county veterans housing project while the Federal Public housing authority announced temporary suspension of work on 24 veterans housing units in Mansfield. While the county was preparing the Auto Homes for Veter ans the City was pondering the question of financing completion of the 24 Home units on which work has been suspended by the government because of Lack of funds. One trailer coach was Dis played on the courthouse Lawn today and others Are expected soon with the possibility that delivery of the entire lot May be made by feb. 15, c. L. Shoup chairman of the county Board reported. Contract Price for the trailers was with the Mccall coach company of Springfield get Ting the order. Cost per unit is Shoup said. County needs site. Where to locate the trailers was the question Foremost in the com missioners minds today. A lengthy discussion of the problem was held by the commissioners this morn ing Shoup said but no decision was reached. Rental fees to be charged occupants have not been worked out yet by the commissioners but it was Learned that at other similar projects rents have ranged from to per month. The commissioners favored the trailer coaches in preference to houses when the speedy comple Tion of the four such units at Shiloh bogged Down due to the difficulty of obtaining plumbing equipment. The trailer coaches Are of two rooms 27 feet Long and 84 inches wide inside and con Tain two double Beds by converting the Large Couch across one end into a bed. The trailers Are equipped with a stainless steel Kitchen sink aluminium faucet ice Box sink Cabinet two wardrobe closets drop Leaf table two built in mag Azine Racks Oil heating stove two Burner electric Range elec tric oven and a Chest of drawers. Four of the units have been promised to the coloured Ameri can legion Post 72 and location of them also awaits the selection of a site by that Post Shoup said. The county purchased the trailers with allocated Here under the state emergency veterans housing legislation. Work on 24 of 50 veterans hous ing units in Mansfield has been suspended until it can be deter mined whether the government or the Mansfield housing authority Wil finance the completion of the units. A shortage of government funds for housing brought about by in creased material and labor costs has required temporary suspension of some veterans housing projects throughout the country the Federal Public housing authority reported. The fund shortage May result in local governments being required to Complete suspended portions of projects the Upha said. Edward Friday Secretary of the Mansfield authority said the Agency Hopes to have information by wednesday As to whether the government will pay for comple Tion of All 50 units. 26 to be completed. Already under Way Are 26 units which the government is to com plete. These Are located on the childrens Home property and Are about 18 percent Complete the government reports. No work has been done on 24 suspended units on Grace Street. The City has allocated to the authority for use in connection with the housing project. Only a limited amount of the fund was to be used however for the government originally was to finance the completion of All units. An outline for determining the need for a family welfare Agency in Mansfield was submitted to Community Chest executives and juvenile and Home service officials yesterday by Lyman Ford head of the health and welfare plan Ning division of the Community chests and councils of America. The Agency serve As a family and children s consultation service was recommended by the Community Chest trus tees at the annual meeting thurs Day. A committee to study its need Here will be appointed by Fred b. Hout president of the Community Chest. The conference yesterday was attended by Hout Jane Wil executive Secretary of the Chest probate judge Stuart h. Cramer and mrs. Bess Augsberger executive Secretary of the Richland county red Cross Chap Ter. Judge Cramer and mrs. Augsberger were invited interested citizens. Ford said the plan for the Agency would Deal with every be Havior and adjustment problem which affects the Home. The Agency would be available for consultation on problems of Homes threatened by separation prob lems Between parents and Chil Dren inadequate budgets and Basic causes for alcoholism. Steps which the committee will follow in the Survey out lined by Ford Are 1. Investigation of the need for the Agency Here and visits to juvenile and common pleas court welfare agencies Community Chest agencies school authorities and City police. 2. Learn if there is any Agency Public or private which could be strengthened to meet the Over All need for both privileged and under privileged families and individuals. Ford said if an Agency already operating could meet the require it would be Wise to put added strength behind it. If such an Agency can t be found the family welfare Agency would be Best operated As a separate unit he said. 3. Write family service association of America in new York City for statistics and plan of procedure for such an Agency. Bulletins new fed eral Bureau of investigation announced today the arrest of 20 men Here and one in Miami Beach fla., and said they were members of a gang which has been responsible for More than 30 truck hijackings Here in the past year at a Cost of to shippers. Washington Gen. George c. Marshall will be sworn in As Secretary of state at it a. M. Est monday in president Truman s office the White House announced today. Fire was estimated at today in the fire which destroyed Wampler s barn widely known entertain ment Center in Shiloh. Youth burned when cig Aret ignites bed Robert Abrams 20, son of or. And mrs. W. D. Abrams 72 Glen Wood Boulevard was overcome by smoke and received minor bums Early today when his bed caught on fire. Firemen said the mattress apparently caught fire from a lighted cig Aret. Abrams was discovered unconscious in the bedroom by his father. He was taken to general hos Pital by ambulance and released after treatment. The Blaze was confined to the mattress and bed clothes. More space for parking would help sufficient Public or private facilities would ease City traffic muddle. This is the seventh and last of a series of articles on mans Field s traffic and Highway prob lems by Philip Greene while a great part of mans Field s traffic headache lies in the changeling of Vej icicles within and through the City Many observers see a partial cure in providing sufficient parking facilities. State senator Evert Addison of Columbus thinks parking facilities Are vitally needed and that their creation is the responsibility of local officials. All the cities need besides the Wil to solve their own problems is the Power. With that thought in mind i have introduced into the Senate a Bill to empower my n i c i p Ali ties to condemn land for the location of parking Facil add Ison says. He said the Bill contemplates the construction of any Type of Tureene facilities lots ramps or garages locally. By giving cities the Power to use condemnation proceedings we Hope to make possible the obtaining of land at reasonable prices. Otherwise most Down town land would be too High priced for such Addison said. The idea of sufficient off Street parking space in order to Speed up moving traffic is a favorite one of traffic commissioner Frend c. Boals. He has repeat edly advocated the construction of garages. Without a change in the physical elements such As Width and number of streets number of parking places and number of be continued on Page 2 Acton leaves Corot act Cessor resignation follows swearing in of lieutenant governor. Atlanta Ellis Arnall announced today that his Resigna Aon As governor of Georgia was effective is of a. Id. Today. When let. Gov. M. E. Thompson was Swora in Arnall said in a prepared state ment having discharged my constitutional duty As governor Georgia and the lieutenant governor hating qualified my Resigna Tion As governor became effective shortly liter o clock this Day. The procedures clearly enable the lieutenant governor to become acting governor vested with the full absolute Powers of govern ment until the people of Georgia can Lecla governor to fill the unexpired Lerm. I am confident that this action will mat with the approval of a vast majority of the people of state likewise i am certain that the courts will uphold the tuition of Georgia and that elections by the people democracy Law and order will be the United press said it was believed however that Thompson would quietly preside Over the sen ate an not make any Effort to act As governor pending court Settle ment of he dispute Over the legis lature s election of Herman Tal Madge is governor Marthile Herman Tal Madget and his supporters continued to hold physical Possession of the state Capitol and the governor s mansion Mist begun to fight. Arnall motored to Atlanta from his 40 Miles Southwest of Atlanta prepared to bring suit against Atlanta s Bank la checks issued try his executive Secretary yesterday arc rejected for payment. T i have just begun to he declared. Arnall appealed to the citizens by to discuss the Issue with their legislate and declared that free elections by the people will be Don away with unless you fight for your it is your fight x x x it is your future. My interest is in he said in a radio address. Flames feed on women s selfishness St. Blairsville ins the Frank Robinson family of St. Blairsville owned a single piece of furniture to a party line conversation. A neighbor Sherman Lyons noticed the Robinson House afire and tried to Telephone an alarm. Two women were conversing and Lyons said despite his quest that he be permitted to report an emergency they insisted we Are paying for our Tele phones and we intend to use them As Long As we want by the time firemen finally arrived the House and All of the household goods except one piece of furniture had burned. 400 feared dead in China tragedy Ole wooden chinese ship carrying More than passengers Sank today at the Mouth of the Whang poo River 20 Miles from Shanghai after colliding with a tug. First chinese reports said Between 400 and 500 persons were drowned. The vessel the Chixiang named after the 14th u. S. Army air forces base in Western Hunan province where chinese and Japa Nese armies fought in the last Bat the of the bound for North Kangshi. Many of the passengers were refugees returning to their Homes in areas recently reoccupied by nationalist armies. Pote praises a s generosity v of Vatican City Pope Pius addressing a group of 10 american newspaper editors and writers Ivhon arrived in Rome yesterday to Start an army conducted tour of Europe said today that ruthless persecution of men s civil Art religious rights has ceased in the Post War world. The newspapermen received clouded Dwight e. Young editor Dayton Ohio journal Herald. The pontiff praised american generosity in aiding Europe s War sufferers yet americans who came to the assistance of the victims who survived the appalling holocaust Little the Pope added that the food and cloth ing Whitti they were so lavishly shipping would be in some countries tagged with a Price of adherence to a political Denul of men s civil and religious tights has not he continual. Ruthless persecution of men Seon sciences has not abated. Nor is it surprising. But it is tragic. But one dare not be discouraged leaders will not be want ing they Are not wanting men of Sterling character not self seek ing but genuinely devoted to the physical and social betterment of All classes. Mho in the Light of Christian principles will gladly and effectively recognize that religion and morality Are the Despen sible supports of political pros Only soviet assails Vatican soviet eign affairs weekly new times in a new Irtack on the role of the Vatican in world affairs today denounced the Christmas message of Pope pus Xii As a restatement of the old reactionary policy of the Vatican beneath phrases of love forgiveness and 2 couples drown As autos collide paw1ucket, two Rhode Island couples drowned Early Day when their Automo bile collided with another car on ten mile River Bridge and plunged into ther Tream. The Ilc Tims were identified or. And mrs. Jack m. Hall of Central Falls and or. And in. Harold Conlin of Pawtucket

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