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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 22, 1947, Mansfield, OhioAl. Weather fair and not quite so cold tonight. Thursday slightly Wanner. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 321 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio wednesday january 22, 1947 associated press United International service five cents j 1 v 1o cold idles Here 1 dead f. H. Drive tops goal by clean up Campaign Send total Well above sought. The Friendly House can pain went Over the top. Paul w. Endriss Campaign chairman announced Toda that had been coi tribute with More Likely i come. Officially the Campaign to Rais closed a week ago. It the was Short of Success by the clean up drive in the Las seven Days More than made u the deficit. As a result of the successful completion of the drive the Richland foundation will fur Nish the balance of the Money needed to carry out the pro posed construction pro Gram. Included in endriss report to Day were contributions some o them Only partially reported from virtually every Industry i Mansfield. Thank you note endriss issued the following statement As a thank you not from the Campaign committee an from or. And mrs. Russell Gim Bel supervisors of Friendly House the response that Mansfield has shown in the fund Raisin Campaign for Friendly House is indeed very Gratifying and re Veals that the worthiness o Friendly House As an important welfare Center is fully recognize by persons in All walks of life. Since individual expressions o appreciation would be next to a impossibility because of the thous ands who have aided the Friendly House cause the Campaign com Mittee takes this Means of Mak ing known its deep Felt gratitude it desires to thank the Many individuals who contributed Down town business establishments professional groups labor and management groups Church social continued on Page 2 tire workers ready contract Mansfield tire and rubber com Pany officials will be handed the Union s contract late in february or Early in March Desmond Walker president of local 17, United rubber workers said today. He added that the Union will decide next week what demands for wage increases to make. Last fall the Union tentatively set 26 cents an hour As the increase to be sought the present contract now under revision by Union members expires May 1. The new contract must be presented to the company for negotiations 60 Days before the expiration Date Walker added. The wage demand has been Given to the management Bui we re waiting for the outcome of the big four meeting in Cincin Nati next week before we push the Walker said. Walker said he will leave Mon Day for the meeting among unions of Goodyear Goodrich u. S. Rub Ber and Firestone tire companies. He commented that the wage in crease demand will be Industry wide in the four plants and that the local demand May be pared in accordance with the agreement reached at the meeting. Tax payments set record for Richland Richland county taxpayers Are paying their first half 1946 real estate taxes in unprecedented number for so Early in the collection period Charles c. Payne county treasurer reported today. Payments checked yesterday to tales Payne and at least 200 letters containing tax payment checks were being checked today with As Many More expected before Nightfall. Most of the payments were by mail. Total collections to Date amount to the. Deadline for pay ment is feb. 20. Jury to wind up its session today with 13 More cases cleared from the docket yesterday the Richland county grand jury was expected to Complete the remain ing four cases and make a Rou Tine inspection of the county jail by mid afternoon today. Prosecutor Theodore Lutz said. The jurors opened the january term monday morning and had considered nearly 30 cases this morning. Kidnapper foiled As girl Breaks Bonds escapes 10di, Alice Dean Devine popu Lar and pretty 17-year-old Lodi High school student was Bali Home and unharmed today after the most harrowing 26 hours of her life. Police authorities hunted Over the entire West coast for a Man who tried to collect in Ransom and gave up in fright. The 165-Pound girl athlete broke out of her Bonds in a Highway Motel near Sacramento yesterday afternoon while the kidnapper was away and telephoned her location to relatives in Sacramento. State police broadcast an All Points alarm for the arrest of a Man they said had used the names of Everett Wescott Stiles of port Alice deviate 16-year-old High school student at Lodi cal., and daughter of a wealthy grape shipper escaped after being abducted and held for Ransom according to National sound photo City accepts Power bids on 5-year basis bids for contract to Supply Lansfield with electric Power of he next five years will be open Friday service safety director Wjlliam a. Enlow said today. The contract is to be for a period five years Shorter than the present contract and is to be for Power other than that used Lor Street lighting. The Power will be tired mainly to operate water pumps. Annually Mansfield pays Abou to the Ohio Public Servic company for this Power. Said that As of today the Ohio Public service company has submitted the Only bid. The cite t present has a 10-year contract nth Ops which expires in March Enlow said that because bids re sealed he won t be Able to Tel until Friday whether the City has Een offered an improved Power ate by the Ops now had previously declared hat the City would attempt to negotiate a better he Point d out today that the City can re act bid. A member of City Council s utilizes committee Nelson Swihart Aid the committee has not met Ith the Ops to discuss the pro Rosed new Power contract. Last year the committee Nego ated Domestic and Street Light no contracts with the Ops which re expected to result m savings annually for Domestic Sers and free Street lighting for he City up to a year. Steel profits High says Cio Washington the to was set today to throw into be steel wage negotiations a profits Survey claiming the steel Dusty can afford to Grant Large new benefits to its work is. The Survey it was Learned was spared by former government Conor Aist Robert Nathan for Cio resident Philip Murray who also president of the Cio Steelwork s. In a previous report for the to. Nathan stirred up a Contro Ersy by claiming that Industry general could afford 25 per it pay boosts without raising the new report was said to aim that the steel Industry s were Large enough to a to another round of wage in eases and to provide health and Elfare benefits As Well. The Survey will be used in the lion s closed bargaining ses cams already underway with a up companies and scheduled to Gin Friday in Pittsburgh with s. Steel corporation. School principal turns Coal Miner Becket. W. A. Apter rite Richmond school principal Henlly suspended for digging Al or the Side joined the miners nos on a full time basis today planning j i Tan make almost twice As h Money mining Coal As teach j 1 land ore., and William Bill Giles identifying himself As an agent for an Eastern publishing House. Alice Dean was held under police guard until last night while she and her father were stationed across the Street from a Sacramento bar in a futile Effort to capture her Abductor. The kidnapper failed to appear at the bar to collect the ran som. The father John Edward de Vine wealthy Lodi grape grower and vice president of the Ameri can fruit growers association had been told in a note the night be fore to be at the bar at 8 p. Last night with in and Bills if he wished to see his daughter again. Return Home. After waiting nearly an hour beyond the Ransom deadline police and Fri agents decided the kid Naper had been frightened away by newspaper stories and the girl and her father were returned Home in a state Highway patrol automobile. The girl was whisked into the Back door of the Devine Home just As her Mother mrs. Margaret Devine told a group of newspaper men she had heard nothing of her daughter s whereabouts. Just then Alice Dean s brother. Dalton cried of Momoh mom she s Alice Dean Rushing into the House threw herself into her Mother s arms with a cry of and then ran upstairs. She was dishevelled but apparently unharmed. The wanted Man was de scribed As about 42, 5 feet 8 inches 165 to 170 pounds dark Brown hair Blue eyes Sharp features and apparently Well since saturday the Man had posed Here As a feature writer in a nation wide Survey of High school life looking for the typical american Alice Dean disappeared at p. Monday after leaving a Lodi photographic studio where she had gone to have her picture taken for the purported features. Fire guts Crest eve factory Only these smoking ruins and razed Walls remained today of the Crestline garment company factory. News journal staff photo by George Petrovic two injured fighting Crestline fire Legal snarls looming for Leo and Bride Hollywood Laraine Day and Leo the lip Durocher a pair of shy newlyweds were iving in individual Bliss today heir honeymoon cooled by Legal hot water. Durocher sat alone at his sea Ide hotel looking More unhappy Han if his Brooklyn dodgers had Ost a major Ball game. Nearby at her Home miss Day who amazed Hollywood by marrying the baseball manager in Al 3aso, tex., yesterday after getting a Quick mexican re take on her Emi final California divorce from Airport executive Ray Hendricks. Both had a tentative Date later Oday to explain to a los Angeles Edge How they happened to Elope when the actress divorce does t come final for a year. Miss Day is liable to pros ecu to non bigamy warned Superior judge George Dockweiler. Poles slavs ask payments by Axis foes London Iff Poland and Yugoslavia demanded huge Settle ments of land and Money from War flattened Germany and aus Tria today. Memoranda were prepared by the two slavic bloc states for consideration by deputies of the four Power foreign ministers Council drafting separate Ger Man and austrian treaties. Poland asked for a new German Frontier running from West of Schweinem unde on the Baltic Down the West Banks of the Oder and Neisse Rivers to Czechoslovakia. Yugoslavia demanded sufficient reparations from Austria to Settle War damages estimated at More than yugoslav claims to More than Square Miles of austrian territory were registered previously before the deputies of the four Power foreign ministers Confer ring Here upon German and aus Trian peace treaties. The exact amount of austrian reparations sought was not precisely stated but a Long memorandum presented to the deputies detailed vast War damages for which the yugoslavs said they were entitled to compensation. Poland is now administering under the provisional Potsdam agreement former German Terri tory bounded by a line from Stet tin on the Baltic Down the East Banks of the Oder and Neisse to Czechoslovakia. Lists demands. In addition to the enlarged territorial demand the polish memorandum said the Moscow backed Republic wanted restitution of property seized by the nazis from polish nations in Germany and Austria. It included demands for Complete democratization of Germany and Austria. Prohibition of All Irr dentist movements and organizations in Side the two countries. Extradition of War criminals of All nationalities who collaborated with the Axis either in Germany or Austria. Effective continuance of the current Denali fiction program. Men were injured neither seriously while fighting a fire which gutted the Crest in garment company factory last night. The fire discovered at p. M., was fought by the Crestline fire department and Volunteer firemen until 3 a. Today firemen were handicapped by extreme cold and winds. Harry e. Hawley Hawley named to liquor Job Harry e former mans Field postmaster yesterday began work in the state liquor depart ment at Columbus As administrative assistant in charge of store eases Stanley b. Cofall state liquor director told the news journal. Hawley who is 60. Will receive a Basic salary of a month. Hawley prominent in Richland county Republican circles for Many years Only recently re signed As clerk of the Richland county election Board. A also served As a member and As chaiman in 1941-42 of the state liquor control Board follow no an appointment made during the Bricker administration. He was supervisor of state liquor stores in 1939-41. The Peachland count Ian served As postmaster of Mansfield from 1925 of 1934 under an appointment by resident Coolidge. He resigned rom this Post two weeks before us term ended to accept an appointment As a travelling auditor under former state auditor Jos pm track. Hawley resides on a farm North f Mansfield. Frank Garverick a Volunteer fireman slipped and fell while holding an ice covered fire Hose David Corbin Crestline nigh patrolman was struck by fallin bricks when a portion of a Wal collapsed. Both men were take to Crestline emergency Hospital where their condition today a described As the fire was discovered by rus sell Quail who lives near the fac tory on North Washington Avenue he said flames were pouring of of the basement. The Blaze was out of control within a few minutes. By 3 a. Only the Brick Walls remained of the a shaped building. Ruins still shouldered throughout the morning. All members of the fire depart ment were called out. A Gabon fire truck was rushed Here to protect the City while the Crestline firemen threw their full strength into fighting the factory Blaze. Cause of the fire was not determined. Shortly after firemen arrived the boiler exploded. Firemen said however that the boiler was located at the opposite end of the building from where the fire started. Max Scheohter manager of the garment factory losses were covered by insurance. He valued the building at and contents at the factory manufactured Womer s coals. Its production of Spring Coats just was getting under Way Schaechter said. The factory operated by Printz Biederman com Pany of Cleveland employed 60 persons. Schaechter said plans for re building already were being drawn up and a new location in Crest line was being considered. He said the company hoped to resume operations within 60 Days if new machinery can be located. A number of special garment machines were destroyed in the fire. Meanwhile Schwoch tar said All 60 employees would be offered temporary employment in factories operated by Printz Biederman in Leveland and Lorain. The destroyed building was constructed by the Bell Telephone company Many years ago. The garment factory had occupied the Iii lying for four years. New to commission starts from scratch because county acted without authority the new Richland county to building commission meeting in n organization session last night Learned that the county s plans or a new tuberculosis Sanatorium were prepared without authority and it will be necessary to hire an architect and Start All Over again. Or. John s. Hattery of Mansfield was elected chairman of the commission at a meeting in courthouse. The four member commission was appointed recent by common pleas judge g. E. Kalbfleisch to serve with the county commissioners in supervising construction of a Sanatorium. W Hen the Ohio Law was quoted o show that the county commis owners were without authority Hen they employed Herbert s. Jones to prepare plans for the building the commission decided to meet again next week to pm Jones said he had never been paid for his work in preparing sketches for the building. He is expected to get the this preparing the plans for the new building to go up on state route 39 Southeast of mans Field. It was pointed out last night that under the Ohio Law county commissioners could legally ask an architect to prepare sketches and a Cost estimate before the Bond Issue was voted but after ploy an architect and ask for con the program was approved by Vot tractors bids ers the construction plans should have been taken Over by a build ing commission. Jones told the commission that building prospects Are still dark and he doubted that contractors will bid on the project within the next 60 or 90 Days. He said he had sent inquiries to 32 con tractors in the past two weeks and none of Thorn considered it practical to submit Lump sum bids now. Plumbing heating and electrical contractors however indicated they would be interested in submitting a bid on these facilities if advertised Jones said. Voters approved a 000 Bond Issue for the Sanatorium in november 1945, but Sharp in creases in building costs since then have brought revised estimates of the Cost which have run As High As groups in Richland and nearby counties have recommended a Tri county Sanatorium As a More efficient and economical Way of handling to cases in this area. V x atty. John c. O Donnell a member of the commission read ing from the Ohio general code pointed out that the Law requires the county auditor keep an accurate record of All proceedings of the commission for the commissioners journal. Members of t. B building com Mission in addition to or. Hattery and o Donnell Are or. Paul a. Stoodt and Charles j. Sleeker. Appeal to save gas1 is issued an Appeal for Public cooperation in conservation of Gas was issued today by g. K. Schooler District manager of the Ohio fuel Gas company. He said the sudden cold wave in Ohio along with the untimely failure of the big Inch line in an acute shortage of Gas. The Gas company has de Pended on the additional Gas being delivered into this area through the temporary use of the big Gas line. With the sudden failure of that line yesterday just As the tempera Ture nose dived the situation has become serious. It was believed at first that there had been a break in the big but it was determined late tuesday that the line was Frozen in Arkansas. Work of thawing i1 out was started immediately but additional trouble developed when there was a break in the line in Texas feeding Gas from the Wells into the big Inch we Are asking the people not to use Gas unnecessarily to keep As Low a temperature As possible in the Home that Radiant Heaters not be used throughout the night and that Gas ranges not be used for Assembly gets 2 anti closed shop proposals Columbus Ohio representatives were a country mile ahead of senators today in a race to make new Laws. Two plans to outlaw the closed shop in Ohio Industry were among 63 proposals rushed into the House on its opening Day for new measures. Others proposed three new Bon us programs and other aids to veterans repeal of portions of the sales tax lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years making bribery of athletes a Penitentiary offence and to boost local govern ment allotments from to annually for 1947 and 1948. Three other. Measures would supersede the one cent liquid fuel tax with an extra cent Levy on Asoline for Highway uses bring ing total taxes for that purpose to four cents. Two Bills would require payment of All receipts from Public school athletic events into rotary funds subject to state audit. Senate slower. The Senate began the legislative race last week but got in Only 35 new Bills seven of them Vester Day. They included measures to regu ate , eliminate the possibility of separate candidates for full and Short term u. S. Senator and appropriate 7or a new state receiving Hospital n Northwestern Ohio. Rep. Charles h. Veach a put Lam offered the anti closed shop proposals. One was a Bill requiring Only legislative action. The other called for voters to approve a change in the state Constitution. The three House Bonus proposals called for payment of from to 000. Subject to approval of Vot ers at the polls. They were offered by reps. A. 5. Lancione b. F. Turner a Mig so and the publican Stark county delegation. They were in addition to three Enate Bonus plans ranging from to on which committee hearings will be next tuesday. Four Bills to remove the sales a from food consumed in res a rants were offered. Two of hem also would exempt medicines and another would include in Addi Ion removal of the tax from Coal and clothing. Rep. Anna f. O Neil a sum nit proposed in her sales tax Bill o exempt All sales of loss than 0 cents. The present exemption tarts on under ten cents he measure also would boost to Al government allocations from ales taxes from the present s2l annually to Westinghouse Plant hit by Gas shortage gallon Man freezes to death As Mercury drops to Zero in City area. The Winter s most severe cold wave which dropped the Mercury to Zero in Mansfield this morning idled production workers at the Westinghouse Plant and took the life of a gallon Man. The Weatherman said the cold would begin to ease tonight and tomorrow will see a gradual Rise in temperature. Production at Westinghouse was curtailed last night because of a critical natural Gas Short age caused by a break in the big Inch pipe line bringing Gas from Arkansas and Texas. The workers will be Idle until Friday company spokesmen said. In Galion Ezra a Stroup 36, a taxi office employee whose body was found last night in a ditch froze to death after he Acci dentally tripped and fell. Coroner o. R. Kackley said. His death was the Only one reported in Ohio from exposure As the severe cold spread Over the state. Children find body. Galion police said the body was discovered by the children of Del Bert j. Somerlot who notified officers. Police said that Stroup was last seen in the Vicinity around p. Monday when he alighted from a taxi. He was employed in the office of the service taxi company of Galion. Born in Marion sept. 2, 1910, Stroup is survived by his mrs. Lydia Stroup four Sisters mrs. Clyde w. Kelly mrs. Charles Lepper mrs. Fred Glaze All of Galion and by mrs. Merte Hoffman of Leesville and three Brothers Floyd and Clark both of Galion and Alonzo Stroup of Crestline. Funeral services will be con ducted thursday at 2 p. At the Volk funeral Home Galion by Rev. C. V. Roop of the first evangelical United Brethren Church. Burial will be in fair View cemetery. The Westinghouse Plant was the hardest hit of Mansfield industries. The Empire steel corporation largest Industrial consumer of natural Gas in the City converted to fuel Oil equipment to keep the open Hearth bar Mill and Sheet Mills running j. B. Montgomery president said. Also converted to use of fuel Oil was the tap pan stove company. Ohio brass officials said use of natural Gas was severely Montgomery added that no. 7 Sheet Mill at the Empire was idled yesterday but that it produces Only 10 per cent of the Sheet steel for the factory. The nor Analizer was also reported Down and Montgomery said that the annealing department is rapidly reducing its output and that several Days of continued weather will close it entirely. Marshall settles Down As civilian ins Secre Ary of state George c. Marshall offing his five Star general s uni orm for a pin Stripe suit today settled Down to work As a civilian n the toughest assignment presi ent Truman has to offer. Marshall took Over his office in Brief but newsy Day tuesday. E arrived Early in the morning issued a brisk statement divorcing itself from political ambitions n 1948. Then was sworn into his new Post. Plan to open Friday. Company spokesmen for the Westinghouse said today that Normal operations will be resumed As soon As notification is received from the Ohio fuel Gas company that the Supply of natural Gas is available. Spokes men said that production will probably resume Friday when he Gas restriction is expected to be lifted by the Gas company. Stand by facilities for such emergencies costing Are now being installed at the Plant to avoid future shutdowns spokesmen added. Departments in which production was curtailed at Westing House were ranges refrigerators laundromats wire goods and Cor of heating elements for ranges As As the fabrication and enamelling work m the Xyz buildings and Box shop. The Ohio furl Gas company said Ilir Supply to industries would restored just As soon As the cold eases and More fuel is Mansfield was among the cold est spots in the state last night and today. A noon High of eight above in the City brought predictions from observers that it would t be quite so cold to night. Even Cincinnati warmest City in Ohio had a Reading of eight above this morning. All readings were below 10 degrees in the state. Proclaims Independence London the Indian constituent Assembly meeting in new Delhi agreed unanimously today to proclaim an Independent Sovereign Republic of spa Peri

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