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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 23, 1947, Mansfield, OhioWeather Cloudy and not so cold tonight. Friday partly Cloudy and warmer. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 322 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio thursday january 23, 1947 associated press United International service Price five cents jury indicts 33 suggests county build new jail concluding a three Day session the january term Rich land county grand jury late yesterday returned 33 indict ments three of them secret and recommended a new county jail As soon As building conditions and funds permit con grand juries several times have recommended jail improvements and this one suggested that until a new jail can be built adequate provisions be made for housing mental prisoners repairs be made to the ceiling and jail proper the stairway to the women s quarters be replaced with fireproof material and the jail be Given general Over All spending Cut pledged frigid wave eases its grip workers still Idle however in at least two Mansfield Industrial plants. Although the cold wave was easing its grip today several Hun dred employees of the Westing House and Humphryes manufacturing company plants remained Idle As the natural Gas shortage continued to hit production in the City. Despite considerably higher temperatures Low pressure in Gas lines continued. The Mercury had climbed to 32 by noon today a 16-Degtee boost from the 8 a. In. Reading As reported by the Ohio Public service Longview substation. Furthermore the Weatherman predicted that the Mercury would climb above the freezing Mark and stay there through Friday. G. K. Schooler District manager of the Ohio fuel Gas company said today s Gas situation was a continuation of and that the temperature has not risen enough to relieve the condition. Shut off of the fuel came suddenly tuesday when mechanical trouble developed in the big Inch pipe line from Arkansas and Texas. Industries will go Back to production largely on the basis of the amount of Gas they schooler continued. We can t allow All the big industries to resume work at the same time. The smaller places will probably be the first to get Westinghouse officials reported Elij fiddled As ranges refrigerators Sia other depart ments were closed by the shut off of Gas. Gerald w. Moore presi Dent of the Humphryes manufacturing company said the Gas shortage shut Down the enamelling furnaces at the Plant. He declined to reveal How Many work ers were Idle. 17 vets seek trailer Homes War veterans applications for House trailers being provided for the county emergency housing project had climbed to 17 today Philip Wolfe clerk of the county commissioners reported. There were four applicants waiting at the door when i opened the office this Wolfe said. Since the commissioners bought Only 20 trailers All of which Are to be delivered by feb. 15, Only three More applicants can be assured of consideration or placement. We will keep a list of others who apply however because of the Chance of cancellations among the first Wolfe said. The trailers Are to be awarded on a basis of first com first the commissioners two of whom Are in Columbus at tending a convention of township trustees and clerks today have not set rental charges or decided whether Central or individual Sites Are to be used for the trailers. Meanwhile w. B. Ford chair Man of the Mansfield housing authority sail today that the authority said today that the whether the government will construct 24 veterans apart ments on Grace Street. He said the government is to Complete 26 apartments now under construction on Hedges Street. Whether it will finance construction of 24 for the Grace Street site depends upon whether additional Money is granted the fed eral Public housing authority he said. If the Upha does t procure additional funds it says it will offer local authorities the Opportunity to finance completion of suspended units. The Mansfield author Ity has been voted by City Council for veterans housing. Refuse collectors end 22-Day strike Portsmouth refuse collection and other City services resumed Here today after Settle ment of a strike by 100 City employees that lasted 22 Days. Collection of garbage refuse and ashes that piled up in the City during the walkout was the City s most pressing need and employees of other City divisions joined the returning waste department men in an Effort to catch up on the huge task. The report signed by Ralph Stanton jury Foreman indicated 64 witnesses were examined in 37 cases. There were no indict ments in four cases. Arraignment of the persons indicted will be saturday at a. A. Assignment clerk c. A. Mckinley reported. V charge reduced. Topping the list of indictments was a first degree manslaughter charge against John Owens 257% North main Street who was Origi Nally charged with the second degree murder of Alonzo b. Lind say 266 North main Street in an Alley off North Diamond Street last nov. 2. Other persons indicted and their charges include John Desanto operating a motor vehicle without the owner s consent Joe i. Erwin issuing Check without sufficient funds Howard e. Niman receiving stolen property Russell e. Dillinger carrying concealed weapons Charlie Williams assault with in tent to rape Rocco John Restagno. Operating a motor vehicle without the owners consent Gru Frydl g. Roberts grand larceny. Robert l. Allison carrying concealed weapons William b. Kun Kel operating a motor vehicle without the owner s consent Rob Ert Briggs robbery Frank b. Kinney operating a motor vehicle without the owner s consent Lyall Eugene Lewis embezzlement Robert Lee Andrews rape Roy Briggs rape and armed robbery James Leslie Weyant obtaining Money under false pretences Nan Ella King cutting with intent to a found. Edward j. Koloze breaking and entering Charles Tabb attempted breaking and entering Ray Mon Bonnell grand larceny James Howe alias James h. Attempted breaking and tempted Carl Sweeney operating a motor without the owner s consent Williams armed of Jasper Robert Baker with intent to kill Shenr Tsi. Wade armed Rob Bery Clyde Burghard armed Rob Bery Anthony George Sherman operating a motor vehicle with out the owner s consent George Malitch carrying concealed weapons. Defendants whose cases were ignored were Ted Dornan charged with issuing checks with insufficient funds Thomas Clements accused of breaking and entering Hillary Harris charged with Rob Bery and Abe Smith accused of robbery. " Ente go easy when you throw in chips ladies new York you d bet Ter go easy on the soap chips for a while longer. The nation s leading soap producers Here for the annual meet ing of the association of Ameri can soap Glycerine producers said prospects were not quite As Bright As they May look in your Corner grocery store. Household soap powders and chips have come out of hiding in retail stores but this does not mean the Industry has caught up with demand soap makers said. Four of the nation s leading producers gave this explanation for the Rise in soap prices raw materials represent the greatest proportion of Cost in soap making. Tallow accounts for the bulk of raw material Cost. Under opa tallow was priced at about 9 cents a Pound. Today it Sells for 22 cents a Pound an increase of 125 per cent in raw material costs. Soap prices have advanced 50 per cent. It does t take an economist to understand one producer said. We would prefer that prices had t gone up because one of these Days we Are going to get caught with High priced raw materials on hand when prices Start 2 women sought in sadist murder los Angeles police today pressed a search of Holly Wood Gay spots for two Brunette women who possibly May have held Elizabeth Short captive for Sev eral Days prior to her horror Mur Der Jan. 15. Search for the two brunettes got under Way As an inquest into the Dahlia s shocking slaying was being held in the Hall of Justice. Police continued Hunting for a Man who May have registered with the Dahlia at a hotel Jan. 12. Rea to extend electric lines to 450 farms project for 4-county area Given approval in Washington. The Way was for 450 More farm Homes in Richland Ashland Knox and Licking counties to receive electrical service. Congressman j. Harry Mcgregor of the 17th Ohio District announced in a message to the news journal that the Rural electrification administration in Washington had approved a 000 allocation. The approval was granted in behalf of the Licking county Rural electrification co opera Tive in Utica. Mcgregor said. C. D. Dunlap manager of the Utica sub station informed the news journal that the appropriation will make possible servicing of 150 More Miles in the District and will provide for a Short Extension to a few farms in Coshocton county. A w 4 20 Homes already serviced he added that it will be 30 to 60 Days before any Field work will be done but that some 15 to 20 Homes have already been Given new service. The additional financial Grant will boost the total line mileage to and will reach out to a few farms in Muski Ngum Perry Franklin and Delaware counties Dunlap said. The cooperative ser vices Homes at present. The majority Are in Richland Licking Knox and Ashland counties. Two sub stations. The area is serviced by two sub stations one at Utica and the other at Fredericktown. Dunlap said a third sub station now under construction South of Newark is being built on a allotment made four months ago Electr fica Tien adm Nistra Enlow wins Jaycee award for his senator Hopes contribution to City in past year said no breakdown of Homes to be serviced through the appropriation had yet been made. One Hundred and Nineteen Rural Homes in Richland county Are serviced through the cooperative. Expedition has 3rd air mishap Little Byrd Antarctic expedition suffered its third Aerial mishap Day when a helicopter crashed in to the sea and Sank 700 Miles Northeast of Scott Island. The Pilot and single passenger both were picked up uninjured. Their names were not disclosed immediately. The crash occurred As the plane took off from the aircraft Carrier philippine sea. The cause was not announced. It was the expedition s second helicopter loss. Another crashed sunday alongside the seaplane tender Pine Island. In that crash too both the Pilot and passenger were uninjured. The other Aerial mishap occurred dec. 30 when a patrol plane crashed on the icy Waters of Thurston Peninsula. Three of the nine men aboard were killed and buried on the spot. Rear adm. Richard h. Cruzen task Force commander reported that the Navy had been asked to return the bodies of the three men for burial in the United states. He said however that he opposed doing this and had advised Secretary of the Navy James v. Forrestal accordingly. We feel strongly that it is in advisable to try to get the bodies out because the trip is too Haz Cruzen said. We might Ose somebody else trying to get them out. I think the families of those who died would not want More lives by Al Prev or William w. Enlow mans Field service safety director last night received the first Mansfield Junior chamber of Commerce distinguished service award for the Citi zen under 36 years of age having contributed the most permanent Ood to the City of Mansfield in 1946." presentation of the a w a r a which will be an annual Jaycee Cus Tom took place before Over 200 Junior chamber members and their Bosses at the annual Jay Cee Bosses night dinner party last night in the Mansfield Leland hotel. John Finefrock Jaycee presi Dent made the presentation to Enlow after a dinner and Brief addresses by Robert Young state Jaycee official Richard Stander Mansfield Junior chamber executive vice president and Reese Mills Mansfield chamber of com Merce president. Principal speaker was Philip Ebeling of Dayton state and National Jaycee Leader Finefrock praised Enlow 33 years old born and reared in Mansfield As having handled a Job in 1946 which in Many places is carried on by two the award was Given for Enlow s work in connection with the municipal Airport As health and safety chairman for the air port dedication setting up a new purchasing department for the City and in connection with the Clear Fork water Supply project. Enlow apparently taken by Surprise expressed his deep Felt thanks with emotion. Enlow recently resigned As ser vice safety director his Resigna Tion to become effective Jan. 31. Ebeling in his keynote address recalled the fact that Bosses night was being held on the 27th anniversary of the founding of the United states Junior chamber of Commerce Jan. 22, 1920. He said there Are More than Chambers in All surprised w. Enlow Mansfield service safety director was a surprised Man at last night s Jaycee Bosses night dinner. He was awarded the first Mansfield Junior chamber of Commerce distinguished service award for the citizen under 36 years of age having contributed the most prominent Good to the City of Mansfield in 1946." Jaycee president John Finefrock or. Watches As Enlow makes his acceptance staff photo by John Coe the states and territories of the land. They have spread to 20 for eign countries so that the Sun never sets on a Junior chamber of Commerce Junior Chambers of Commerce were defined by Ebeling As organizations of Young men Between the Ages of 21 and 36, learning civic consciousness through constructive action. V men with the youth Ful attributes of open mindedness foresight enthusiasm and vitality have a great Deal to offer the com Ebeling said. For example Henry Brunner and car Stander were mayors of mans Field before they were 30 years prizes were donated to the party by the m. O Neil store Fusco cleaners West dry cleaners the Ohio theater Mansfield Auto Wash Laubscher s jewelry store Bob Hoeffler s trading Post Anc Moritz Brothers. Police to step up taxicab inspection a chronic complaint of taxicab some Mansfield companies seem at times to charge inconsistent soon May be eased. F butter Price skids in City the Price of butter skidded to Day in Mansfield to a level approaching the figure that prevailed in the Days of opa control. Isaly Dairy company announced a drop of five cents sending the wholesale Price to 59 cents and i the new retail Price to 64 and 65j cents. The wholesale Price of butter i under opa was 56 cents. Isaly officials said. The government at that time paid a 16-cent-a-Pound subsidy. Opa s retail ceiling Price on butter was 63 cents Ai Wund stores announced a cent drop in butter. New Price for Roll butter is 64 cents for Quad i tired pounds 66 cents. Police chief Meade k. Bates disclosed step up the police inspection of taxicabs. He especially is interested seeing that All taxis comply with a City ordinance requiring the posting in conspicuous View of passengers of the company s schedule of fares and the zones to which those fares apply. The inspections he said be conducted at irregular inter Vals. Police do not want to tip the companies to get ready for he explained. Mansfield s taxicab ordinance does not specify rates to be charged. This has Given Rise to a number of complaints to chief Bates and to the . Whether justifiable or not Bates does not know but the theme of most complaints has been i was carried no More than two soaked half a posting prominently in each cab of the ordinance required schedule of fare and zone maps the chief believes will remove the cause for most such complaints. Police regularly inspected taxi cabs before the War. He said. Dur ing the War however inspections were relaxed somewhat because the shortage of Auto repair parts might otherwise have forced most cabs off the Road. Most companies now Are re outfitting with new cabs Bates said and have Little excuse for operating mechanically unsafe vehicles. Another provision in the Ordi Nance requires that taxicabs be equipped with governors limit ing Speed to 35 Miles an hour. This also will be checked closely in the new intensified Campaign Asra inst violation of the ordinance. Penalty for violation of the ordinance is possible suspension or revocation of License a Fine of not less than or More than 00. Today that he planned to airlines push service pleas representatives of two major airlines appearing at government hearings in Washington yester Day pushed bids to provide trunk line service for Mansfield. James k. Crimmins transcontinental and Western air general counsel declared potential air passengers justified approval of All its applications including that to serve Mansfield. John t. Lorah of United airlines proposed inclusion of Mansfield on its schedule. An examiner recommended inclusion of Columbus on Twa s Dayton Toledo route but turned Down seven other proposed Exten Sions including service to mans Field. The civil aeronautics Board now is conducting hearings on examiners recommendations. Mayor Roy w. Vaughn and City solicitor Leslie k. Wagner Are represent ing Mansfield at the hearings. in Central Bombay British troops were rushed to the Gol Pitha District of Central Bombay today to bolster police forced to open fire twice to quell hindu moslem riots. At least ten per sons were wounded. Stone throwing Between the two religious factions touched off the demonstrations. Bidault still holds foreign minister Post Bidault Back in his old Post of foreign minister was reported today to have been promised virtually a free hand at the Moscow Confer ence in a Deal which brought his popular Republican movement mrp into the new French cab inet. Premier Paul Ramaier socialist formed the six party Cabinet last night after five Days of negotiation toward a Perman ent setup to replace the All socialist 30-Day interim govern ment of Leon Blum. This step completed France s political reconstruction under the Constitution for the fourth Republic approved by voters last october and gave the country a full cons to t uti o n a 1 setup executive parliamentary and the first time in seven years. The Cabinet is made up of nine socialists five communists five members of the mrp five Mem Bers of the leftist rally the Rad ical socialists and the democratic and socialist Union of resistance and two Independent republicans. Bidault will speak for France at the big four foreign ministers meeting in Moscow scheduled for March 10. Political circles said he had a Promise that he could act in the drafting of treaties with Ermany and Austria without constantly calling Paris for instructions. Bidault has been foreign min ister Ever since France s libera Tion except for the 30 Days the socialists held Power. Ramaier formed the new cab inet on the commission of socialist president Vincent Auriol and with the approval on the National Assembly where the communists mrp and socialists rank one two three in strength. Nobody seems to want truck left in Mansfield garage 3 months ago police had a mystery truck on their hands today. In fact they be had it since last october and they be searched for the owner As they would for a criminal. Once officers thought they had the owner located but he said the truck was t his. The search which has extended to a number of Ohio towns began three months ago when a 1945 pick up truck was left at the schuster garage on South Walnut Street for overnight storage. In checking its License num Ber 4-Dt-92, with the state patrol at Massillon police found that it was not listed As stolen. They also Learned that the License was issued to a John Johnson of Oak Harbor. A Check with had since moved to it. Ver that he did t own the truck never did own a pick up truck and knew Noth ing about the stranded vehicle at schuster s garage. Schuster then came up with the fact that a at olives Burg had lettering on the Side similar to that on the Side of the stranded vehicle. That revelation shifted the search Back to Oak Harbor. It seems that a George Johnson of Oak Harbor sold the Olivesburg truck to an Edward Elliot who in turn sold it to the chamber lain general store at olives Burg. Perhaps police figure George Johnson owns the pick up. On both trucks the lettering reads builders improvement com Pany Oak with that Lead to go on police have intensified their search. But their official report As of today still reads further investigation will be made on to avoid mix up like Georgia s Columbus a sen ate Resolution asking for a Rul ing on a successor to the governorship in Case of death be tween election and inauguration was sent to the attorney general today. Sen. Fred g. Reiners Hamilton introduced the Reso Lution As an aftermath of the present mix up in Georgia. All we expect to do at this time is get an opinion from the attorney general to find out where we stand. Then we can go to work either on a constitutional amendment or a Bill whichever said. Is Reiners Ball predicts curb on labor closed shop opponent will be Senate committee s first witness. Washington on sen. Ball r minn., predicted today that the 80th Congress will pass some form of labor legislation outlawing both the closed shop and Industry wide collective bar gaining. Bali author of Bills designed to accomplish these objectives is to be an opening witness when the Senate labor commit tee begins Public hearings on Overall labor legislation this afternoon. Labor Secretary Lewis b. Schwellenbac assistant Secre tary David a. Morse and sen. Murray d mont., were called As the Day s other witnesses. Ball said in an interview that despite bitter opposition from la Bor leaders he was convinced con Gress will support the anti closed shop Bill and its companion bar against Industry wide bargaining. He declared we must meet two problems eliminate coercion of the individual worker and eliminate labor monopoly which is just As bad As business Sens. Taft r Ohio labor chair Man and Smith r n. J., co authors with Ball of the revised Case Bill have declined so far to endorse the minnesotan s closed shop and bargaining bans. Instead they have concentrated their efforts on the Ball Taft Smith Bill creating a mediation Board and outlawing both jurisdictional strikes and secondary Boycotts. Kidnap victim frees suspect Lodi Calif. Ins Earl Shelton 39-year-old sex convict was cleared of All suspicion today in the Alice Dean Devine Kidnap ing Case. The 16-year old Devine girl met Shelton face to face on the out skirts of Lodi before Dawn this morning looked intently at him under the Glare of automobile headlights and declared of no that is not the the strange scene for the meet no was arranged by Lodi police with a View to avoiding newsmen. Shelton came to Lodi from san Francisco voluntarily in order to Clear himself after he Learned that he had been under suspicion. Of a san models re Shelton operator Francisco school for turned to his own car for the trip Home to the Bay City. Authorities throughout califor Nia and the West continued their Earch for suspects in the Case after Shelton was cleared. Shelton was not at any time held by police and the meeting with the attractive Lodi Kidnap victim was entirely voluntary on his part. After the meeting police said hey would have to Start from Cratch in the search for the Cid Naper. Taber insists u. S. Budget be balanced Why asks lawmaker promising action this year on problem. Washington a adopting a Why wait until next attitude rep. Taber r., . Said today he intends to balance the fed eral budget this Taber chairman of both House appropriations and joint Senate House budget committees already has disclosed plans to 1 use a sledgehammer on the 1948 budget and 2 re Survey All 1947 spending programs which still Are awaiting actual outlays of Money. Today Taber said he would go one step digging in to appropriations actually voted by the last Congress. The objective will be to recapture some of the Money not yet spent. Shaking a Finger at opa the Commerce department and the army and Navy the new yorker told a reporter my studies indicate very Large sums that can be Cut Back from appropriations already made affecting Many government depart ments. Also i believe the administration has underestimated revenues in the current year by i believe we can balance the budget this year As Well As next Treasury sees deficit. The Treasury now estimates cur rent year spending at and revenues at leaving a deficit of around or. Truman s budget for the fiscal year begin Ning july 1 Calls for the first balanced budget since 1930. But Taber contends that is too Long to wait. I have talked with representatives of Many government departments and members of con he said. Why Over at opa they still have employees with doing absolutely nothing. There s a Sample of what i mean. Then there s the Commerce department. Anybody can walk Over and see. They Don t have to take my word for it. A lot of the new units Are sitting around doing nothing. There Are set ups in the social Security administration that need trimming. Over in the Navy they have some setups where five men Are doing what one Man should. One Man i know took a walk through the Pentagon and he counted until he got to 65 officers and other army employees. He could t count five per cent of them working. I am finding that these samples represent the usual spokesmen for most of the agencies Taber cited were reluctant to comment. However maj. Gen. Philip b. Fleming head of the office of temporary controls said of the lawmaker s criticism of opa i Don t think that s a fair Taber has said previously he wanted to separate per. Sons from the Federal payroll. Chairman Knutson a Minn of the House ways and Means com Mittee author of a Bill to Cut individual income taxes 20 per cent said if Taber makes the savings he foresees then tax cutting will be easy. Japs reveal walkout ban labor readers said today they will a Eal to the four Povur Allied con Rol Council for permission to carry out a proposed general strike of government workers. The labor leaders without Gen Era Macarthur had banned the strike move by two and one half million government workers including provincial and municipal employees. A Union spokesman said petitions will be presented to the american. British. Russian and chinese members of the control Council at its Friday meeting. The petitions will claim that the Potsdam declaration and the la Bor policy of the far Eastern com Mission make the projected strike a permissible weapon woman admits robbing Banks Des Moines la. Des Moines police today held an at Tractive. 35-year-old Mother of two teen age daughters for the daring Holdup of a Bank. She was mrs. Opal Dixon a waitress. Police said the woman also admitted robbing a St. Louis Bank last dec. 26. Mrs. Dixon was arrested late yesterday by the Des Moines police shortly after she flourished a hypodermic syringe which warned was filled with Nitro Glycerine at a Teller in the Des Moines Bank and Trust company. Teller Rex Cisco 28, said the woman thrust a Brown Manila envelope at him and said this is a stick up. I mean Ness. Gimme what you got r Cisco stuffed approximately 000 into the envelope and the woman fled. A description of her was Broad cast and she was arrested 45 min utes later As she left a downtown office building. Des Moines police chief Jack Brophy said mrs. Dixon told him she committed the Holdup because she was tired of living on Noth in the robbery of the United Bank and Trust company at St. Louis last month police said mrs. Dixon got away with in spa Peri newspaper

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