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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 28, 1947, Mansfield, OhioWeather somewhat colder tonight. Wednesday Cloudy with moderate temperature. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 327 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio tuesday january 28, 1947 associated press United presi International news service Price five cents Ohio liquor fraud claimed was top s labor plans hit by Schwellenbac of labor Lewis b. Schwellenbac charged today that the major strike control Bills backed by republicans would actually impede labor peace and throw the nation into a period of Industrial his attack and especially his criticism of the gop s Ball Taft Snaith Bill indicated clearly that the administration and the Republican Congress still Are far apart on labor legislation. Testifying before the Senate closed shop fight looms big steel girds to defend rejection of Cio demands for exclusive rights. Pittsburgh tors for big steel girded today tar Stormy bargaining sessions As a result of their rejection of the clo United steel workers de Mand for a Union shop. U. S. Steel served notice on president Philip Murray of the Bow and Cio that they would vigorously resist the Union s request which requires ail employees to join the labor body within a specified time after they Are hired. The steel corporation s counter proposals were Laid on the bar gaining table the second con Ference were accepted by hurray without comment. Big steels proposal insisted upon greater productivity of the workers and the right for employees to determine for them selves whether or not they wish to. Become members of the Union. Demand control. The proposal handed to Murray by vice president John a. Steph ens chief negotiator for the corporation set Forth that the five subsidiaries Are insistent upon re Taining full management control Over hiring firing wage incentives maintenance of discipline and outlier activities. Management also asked that the 1947 contract obligate each employee to perform a fair Day s work for a fair Day s the proposal also demanded that both the Union and the corporation be bound by a no strike no lockout pledge by penalties for failure to live up to the agreement and by compulsory arbitration. Stephen refrained from talking in View of the agreement reached last Friday by management and labor to extend the existing con tract until april 30, by which time a company spokesman said they hoped the Portal to Portal con fusion will be settled by either legislation or a court decision. U. S. Steel made known its counter proposals As More than employees of its five subsidiaries had been awarded in wage agreements and retroactive pay in settlement of the 1944 contract. Corporation negotiations dealt exclusively with non economic or non Cost matters with the exception of the wage Cost consideration of the new agreement. 2 seeks Emce director s Job Nayor Roy w. Vaughn said to Day he plans to announce the name of the Mansfield s new service safety director tomorrow. The appointee will replace Wil learn w. Enlow whose resignation from the director ship becomes effective Friday. The mayor said that As of this morning he had Only two men under consideration for the Job. Barring a last minute change of plans one of the two men will lie the mayor said. One applicant 32, has been a resident of Mansfield for a comparatively Short time. The other applicant is a Long time resident of the City and is 65 years old. Vaughn asked that both names be withheld until a decision is reached. The mayor who appoints the director named Enlow to the Posi Tion Little More than a year ago. Enlow.-, in a letter to the mayor said he is resigning because the Job has assumed proportions i no longer care to labor committee Schwellenbac carries the tentative endorsement of Republican Senate leaders. He also lashed out at separate measures by sen. Joseph h. Ball r., minn., to outlaw the closed shop and Industry wide bargaining. If the Congress wants to Start out deliberately to create Industrial strife for a period of about six months it could choose no better course than Schwellenbac said of the anti closed shop Bill. He made no affirmative recommendations except to urge establishment of the labor study com Mission by president Truman. He particularly urged that any changes in the Wagner labor re lations act be considered by that by special con Gressional subcommittees if con Gress refused to create the com Mission. Lists objections. Schwellenbac s 54-Page state ment included these comments on major provisions of the by a Bill on a Federal mediation i am convinced that a mediation Board would impede Industrial peace rather than further on denying Wagner act Protection for unionization of super think that supervisory employees Are entitled to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers provided that they do not belong to the Union to which the production employees of the employer belong or to any Union dominated or controlled by the Union to which the production employees under present National labor relations Board policy legislation would be required to exclude supervisors from production workers unions on authorizing breach of con tract suits against since the Field of necessary legislative action is so narrow i see no reason Why the Gates of the Federal courts should be opened so wide As to invite litigation As is done by this proposed candidates have 8 Days left to file deadline rapidly approaches for municipal primary scheduled May 6. Prospective candidates for political office in Mansfield received a better hurry warning today. Thomas Zeigler clerk of the Board of elections re minded that Only eight Days re main for the filing of candidates. Candidates for All political offices in Mansfield except that of municipal judge must file their petitions of. Candidacy with the Board 90 Days in Advance of the primary election on May 6. That makes feb. 5 the deadline for filing of candidacies. Shelby deadline March 7. In Shelby candidates have More leeway. Zeigler explained that Shelby s charter form of government pro Vides that candidacies must be declared there no More than 60 Days in Advance of the municipal primary. Consequently Shelby s prospective candidates need not file their petitions until March 7. All elective offices except that of municipal judge will be filled by voters of the two cities at the general election nov. 4. The candidates who will contest in that election be selected at the May 6 primary by voters of the democratic and Republican Par ties. As yet no candidates have filed petitions either in Mansfield or in Shelby Zeigler reported. Judgeship non partisan. As non partisan candidates those wishing to run for the municipal judgeship have until 60 Days before the november general March file their petitions. Mansfield offices slated for balloting in the primary election in clude mayor treasurer six solicitor auditor Ward councilmen this general knows How to change spots could Hap pen Only in China. Gen. To Peng Chu who has been commanding chinese communist troops in their Battles against government forces along the critical Kangsu Shantung Bor Der decided it was t a very Satis factory Way of now he is commanding a government army instead. Same troops too the official Central news Agency reported the switch today with much supporting detail. General to s latest Fence jumping is his fourth such Swap the government Agency related. _ during the War the former National government Militarist be came commander of chinese Pup pet anti government pro Japan Ese troops in the Suchow Hai Chov area. After Japan s surren Der he reappeared beaming As a government army officer and Evi Dently All was forgiven. In january 1946, he moved to the chinese communist Camp Tak ing command of the communists democratic reconstruction joint which for the past year has fought government troops along the Shantung province Border. Five Days ago in an Exchange of messages with the opposing government commanders at Hsu Chow he expressed dissatisfaction with communist Fife. And yesterday he appeared at the lung Hai Railroad town of Bri Ginging his four bewildered divisions with him. And three councilmen at Large. In Shelby the candidates to be elected Are those for mayor director of finance and Public record director of Law four Ward councilmen and one councilman at Large. Man who founded rotary club Dies Chicago Paul p. Har Ris who in 1905 organized the first rotary club and whose work in the organization which became world wide won him numerous honors from citizens and govern ments died last night after a Long illness. Harris a Chicago lawyer was 78. Harris had seen rotary grow from a single club with a few members in Chicago to clubs in 75 countries with More than members. He was founder in 1910 of the National association of rotary clubs which be came International in 1922. A grieving Mother Hunts lost picture a grieving chicagoan asked the news journal today for help. My brother died in the Mansfield Ohio train wreck dec. Said a letter signed a. he Drew a picture for my Mother for Christmas and be fore he died he kept saying he must bring the paper Home. It is red and Gold. I wonder if you could run a piece in your paper and say the dying Soldier wanted his Mother to have this picture. Just ask if anyone found a picture in the Mansfield train wreck. The colors were red and Gold. Tell them to mail it to your paper and i la Send a Reward. You mail it to me if you can find. The paper. In our trouble we forgot to write sooner and were expecting his belongings but some one took them but we Only want the a. May be signed . Or Edwin Krautblatt or private or something like the letter was signed a. Krautblatt 4806 North avers Avenue Chicago 25, 111." private Krautblatt the train wreck victim died in general Hospital the Day following the wreck of the Pennsylvania Gol Den Triangle. He had been pinned in the wreckage for six hours. The wreck took a total of 19 lives. Eight enlist to give Navy trying Start the Navy reported eight enlistments in v-6 inactive Reserve monday the first Day of naval Reserve week. It. Cmdr. A. E. Heiser counted the eight and announced the enlistment drive was off to a flying with a display of the Navy s latest techniques the Navy on open Public inspection at Central Park and with a British fear for subjects in holy land London colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones told the House of commons to Day British women and children might be removed from Palestine to protect them from extremist violence. A concentration of British civilian personnel also is under Active the colonial Secretary announced. He said the government mean while would continue to give in reserved support to Palestine civil and military authorities in efforts to end what he said was a reign of meanwhile British authorities Tho threaten martial Law for about half Palestine s jewish population pressed a House to Louse search of still another jewish Community today for two important britons who were kid napped by zionists. Having combed out Tel Aviv and the slum areas of Jerusalem British troops methodically searched the jewish township of Etah Tikvah in the belief that fudge Ralph Windham is detained Here. A Dawn to dusk curfew Vas imposed there. The judge was snatched from Lis desk in Tel Aviv yesterday scarcely 18 hours after banker h. A. I. Collins was kidnapped at Jerusalem on sunday. The British were ready to in Jose martial Law Over much of Alestine unless the underground rid Napers release the two britons unharmed. Probate judge Dies Cincinnati ii probate Edge Frank s. Bonham 61, who As re elected to the Hamilton Bench in 1944, died last Light following a heart attack. Sea diver scheduled to appear at p. M. Today Heiser said Many people were familiarizing themselves with this Type of equipment and education for the first time. O Neil s featuring dedicated department store is window this week a to the drive. It includes photos of the Navy s ships and planes in action a Large Board on which Are mounted samples of the Navy s various Light Cali Ber ammunition a naval bomb and other naval equipment. Uniformed Drill tonight. A uniformed Drill of division 195 of the Mansfield naval re serve at p. M. In the me Morial building and the appear Ance of it. Cmdr. W. E. Medford of the Columbus naval station be fore the Mansfield co operative club at p. M. In the Mansfield Leland hotel round out today s Navy program Heiser said. Enlisted in the first Day of the v-6 recruiting drive were Wesley c. Willner Mansfield D. 4 Richard j. Apple 472 Lily Street Charles e. Beal 102 Mendota Street and Henry j. Leiper 149 Lexington Avenue All of mans Field Richard h. Jordan and Wil Liam f. Aber or. Both of Loudon Ville Jack d. Wilson of Galion and James g. Thirkell of Pitts Burgh a. The Mansfield naval recruiting station second floor of the Post office building will be open from 8 a. M. Until 11 p. M. Daily during judge rules sugar ration plan illegal decision in Industrial Case might Force household rationing to end. District judge f. Dickinson Letts signed a judgment to Day which government attorneys said makes the entire Industrial sugar rationing pro Gram illegal. Judge Letts denied a govern ment motion for a stay in execution of the judgment pending an Appeal to a higher government attorneys said they would immediately ask the court of appeals to stay judge Letts decision until it can hear an a peal. The judgment was Given i a suit brought against sugar ration officials by the Moberly milk products co., of Morberly to. The Moberly company charged that it was not getting its fair share of sugar available to Industrial users. Judge Letts found that the entire historic use system upon which Industrial sugar rationing is based is invalid under the War mobilization and reconversion act. Refuses Belay. He refused the government motion for a stay of judgment on the ground that in so doing he would be condoning continuance of an invalid ration order. Carl a. General Sel of the Price control Branch of the office of temporary controls asked the stay on the grounds that abandonment of the ration pro Gram at this time would do irreparable damage to the ration officials have expressed doubt As to whether they can de Vise a satisfactory substitute for the present Industrial sugar rationing program. They also fear that without an Industrial program they will be forced to abandon the consumer rationing program which channels sugar to householders. Probe reveals evidence says state director investigation of club permits issued in Cleveland at year s end extends to other Northern Ohio cities director Stanley j. Cofall said today he definitely had found evidence of fraud in the issuance of liquor permits in the closing Days of the Lausche administration. Cofall s statement followed closely on the heels of the revelation last night by former governor Frank j. Lausche that persons he had trusted betrayed him when he ordered the issuance of liquor permits halted three Days before he left office. Cofall made his upon his return from Cleveland where 11 special inspectors o leave from the state Highway patrol Are investigating the issuance of 25 private club liquor permits Cofall declined to give details of his findings pending comple Tion of the which he said would take about two weeks. Lausche who left office As governor Jan. 13, declared people in whom i had trus and on whom i had a right to Rel betrayed omits details. He made the comment without elaborating in connection wit the current investigation of liquor licenses which today was extended from Cleveland to other North Ern Ohio cities. Lausche said that on Jan. 10 he telephoned from Cleveland to office in that the state liquor department be instructed to Issue no fur ther the week of Heiser said. The drive cmdr. Police Grill wife of murder victim county sheriff s deputies said they would question today mrs. Elizabeth Fogle 47, about the shot gun Mur Der of her husband last night. A deputies report said that the woman fired a blast from a .12 gauge Shotgun into the right shoulder of her husband George Fogle 51, killing him instantly. Singers score again in concert with Morgan As featured artist by Nita Branson Man fielders gave the master singers their approval again last night As the men s choral group presented its second concert before a capacity audience in John Simpson auditorium. Making the concert a double treat was Mac Morgan popular Young baritone who was enthusiastically received in his first recital fail to agree negotiations Between the United rubber workers Cio and the big four rubber companies to Day continued with no agreement reached in addition to a contract covering 30.000 employees of the j the masters map is chose u. Rubber company which was ring hymn of signed Here saturday. In Mansfield. The audience Learned last night that Robert Marshall Tenor who was featured with the master singers in their first concert last summer will be the soloist again on the group s next program june 16. From the reverent the omnipotence which opened the master singers program to the stirring Battle hymn of the Sung twice at the close of the con Cert the 50-voice group won the applause of the audience. A highlight of the program was the lost a special arrangement by Fred Waring Fea Turing Max Clay As the soloist. The softly muted obligate of a girls Trio including Beverly Wentz Marjorie Selby and Marian Gil Bert added to its interest. In their second group of songs the Lovely Pale Moon and the whimsical the Whiffen poof when the Al Zience demanded an encore a. Lemoine Derr chorus director was All set for it. You la remember last summer that we did t have an he said. This time we re ready for so the chorus Sang three encores the amusing four to on and Stout hearted Morgan s first group of songs showed his unusual Range of voice and excellent vocal control. The group included preach not me your Musty by or. Arne Star by Salvator Rosa tulo by Guiseppi Torelli and the Ana vision fugitive the welshmen i from herodias. By Massenet one i March of the men of i of his finest during the program. He substituted Oley Speaks s morning for pleading by a. Walter Kramer a substitution which the audience thoroughly approved. His were you the hushed prayerful question of the crucifixion left the audience silent for a moment before it broke into fervent applause. Al though Morgan Sang the number in almost whispered tones his words were clearly heard at the Back of the auditorium. He too was generous with encores singing Vincent Youmans s without a and the familiar drink to me Only with thine a husky curly haired fellow Morgan has an engaging personality and the ability to take his audience into his Confidence. He s Best known for his Friday night radio program highways of Mel for the final number the chorus Sang the Battle hymn of the Morgan Sang the Sec Ond verse As a Solo. Mrs. Margaret Hall and or. F. A. Hoffman play ing two pianos accompanied the singers in the stirring finale. Eleven airmen die in crash picture on Page z Albuquerque n. Engine trouble was officially advanced today As the Likely cause of a b-29 super fortress crash which carried 11 men to fiery deaths at the army s Kirtland Field. Laden with secret equipment the big ship wavered on the Takeoff climbed no More than 200 feet and cracked up and burned in a narrow Gully yesterday just South of the Field s mile and a half Long main runway. One member of the 12-Man Crew survived rescued by a pair of i firefighters. Hospital attendants gave him a fair Chance to recover. Officers said Soldier s medal citations were being considered for the Isabel Guzman 23, Laredo tex., and sgt. Eldon c. Hawkins 30, Oxnard Calif. Risking an explosion they also pulled another crewman out but he died soon afterwards. Saw engine smoking. Col. Perry m. Hoisington Kirtland commandant reported one engine of the plane was seen smoking and probably caught fire. He ventured a guess that another on the same Side also May have gone out of commission. This he observed would have left the Pilot 27-year-old capt. Robert t. Bledsoe of Elpaso tex., without directional control. Meanwhile attorney Genera Hugh s. Jenkins deployed a Force of investigators to Akron Canton Youngstown and Warren. Eleven of the investigators Borrower from the state Highway patrol have been checking private clubs in Cuya hoga county which received liquor permits in the Early part of january. Clubs checked. Jenkins says the purpose of the investigation is to see whether the clubs were legitimately organized or just fronts for places serve liquor after Lega Winter s Here Only for a Day Winter scheduled Only a one Day stand for Mansfield today As forecasters again predicted warmer weather in the offing. And the hoary old fellow traditionally pictured As wearing icicles and breathing Frost and Snow was making a rather Dis interested appearance with Bright Sunshine giving the atmosphere a touch of Nippy autumn weather. The official forecast for Ohio was somewhat colder today and tonight with Cloudy skies mod Erate temperatures and rain in store for tomorrow. The Mercury hit a High of 51 degrees yesterday at Hayesville while the Low this morning was which hours. In Columbus John Lokar who was Secretary to Lansche while he was governor said he received the Call from Lausche but was Uncertain As to the Date placing it about Jan. 8 or 9. Lokar said Lausche wanted me to Call the liquor department Anc state that positively under no circumstances were any liquor per mits to be issued. I immediately called Pat Radican executive assistant to director Robert m Sohngen. Sohngen was not in his office and that is Why i gave the message to Radican. I told Pat that positively under no circumstances i recall the exact any permits to be said Lokar who added gave warning. I warned Radican to make sure the message got around because we had a lot of Republican hold overs in the liquor department and we were afraid they might try to violate the governor s freeze or Jenkins said one d-5 night club License was among the 25 permits in greater Cleveland which were issued Between Jan. 1 and 13, when the Lausche administration left office although night club licenses were Frozen throughout the state. Investigators reports will continued on Page 2 be 29. Court upholds Gas rate hike in Crawford Cincinnati the Ohio fuel Gas company can charge its customers in Crestline and Bucyrus the higher rates Al Lowed in july 1943, by City ordinance. The sixth u. S. Circuit court of appeals affirmed yesterday the ruling of the u. S. Judge Robert n. Wilkie of Cleveland upholding the increase. The opa sought an injunction in 1944 restraining the company from effecting the increase which had been allowed by a City ordinance passed in 1940. The court held that the rates had been determined prior to the passage of opa and therefore the increase could not be barred. Stewart gets court Post Herbert picks former rival to fill state supreme court vacancy. Columbus gov. Her Bert appointed Cincinnati mayor James Garfield Stewart to the state supreme court today effective March 1. Stewart will succeed judge Charles s. Bell also of Cincin Nati who notified Herbert last night that he is resigning As of that Date to accept appointment by the governor to the Hamlton Bench fulfils Stewart who is 66, is one year older than judge Herbert said the appointment would Ful fill Stewart s ambition of Many years. Both Stewart and Bell will have to run for re election in the 1948 balloting. Herbert s appoint e n t of Stewart was seen As a new move to Cement the Solidarity of the Ohio Republican party. It was recalled that Stewart the 1944 gubernatorial nominee Defeated Herbert in that year s bitter primary contest. Stewart remained out of the gubernatorial primary last year and the appointment could be considered As a Reward for his forbearance. Bell is resigning from the new six year term to which he was just elected last november be cause of health reasons and a desire to return to the county court Post he previously held. Hamilton county judges receive annually or Only less than Stewart will receive As a supreme court Jurist. Stewart s resignation As mayor of Cincinnati where he was serv ing his fifth term is expected to result in the election of Council Man Willis Gradison As mayor. Gradison now is chairman of the Council s finance committee. Youth forgot locked rudder Copenhagen on the Mechanic responsible for removing rudder locks from the dutch Airliner which crashed sunday after taking off from Copenhagen Airport was reported today to Lave admitted he does not recall fulfilled this duty. As a result Copenhagen news papers were almost unanimous in their acceptance of the theory hat a locked rudder caused the disaster in which american opera Grace Moore swedish Prince Gustav Adolf and 20 other per sons perished. Inc Stigdon continued How with dutch and danish officials endeavouring to determine officially what caused the huge Dakota transport to plunge to Arth after rising several Hundred ced into the skies above the Airport. According to the danish news Berlinsky Tilenne a 19 apprentice told an investigation commission that he does not remember removing the rudder locks. The boy said to have

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