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Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper) - January 29, 1947, Mansfield, OhioOhio state weather Wum tonight. Thursday rain changing to Snow and colder. Mansfield news journal vol. 62, no. 328 Telephone 4251-6 Mansfield Ohio wednesday january 29, 1947 associated press United press International news service titv7 t7i porch to retire from Council booze ram incest mors Check Canton Many clubs Likely to lose their licenses says attorney general. Cleveland a some citations for revocations were promised Possi Bly next week by atty. Gen. Hugh s. Jenkins who today extended to Canton an investigation into numerous private club liquor licenses issued during the two weeks preceding inauguration of the present Republican state administration. Jenkins three assistant attorneys general and 11 state High Way patrolmen serving As special inspectors directed their investigation from Headquarters Hefe and since their arrival saturday have checked permit holders in Cleveland Youngstown Akron Warren and Lorain. There will be some citations for revocations As soon As we get the information we need to Complete the Jenkins said. This i Hope to do by the first of the the Antlers social club of Cleveland returned to the state liquor department a private dub permit received on Jan. 14, Jen Kins said last night. He added that another local club was believed to have returned its permit although the liquor department had not yet received it. 50 permits checked. A scrutiny of at least 50 new permits granted Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 13, when gov. Thomas j. Herbert succeeded Frank j. Lausche and of All of the new per mits among 49 private clubs licensed in december is being made Jenkins sail some. Of the Decem Ber permits were renewals. Black dahlia9 suspect says he murdered girl some ins Ign statements were made in the Jenkins declared. Investigators said they had found several private clubs offered Only doubtful proof of be ing bonafide social clubs As the Law requires while others were unable to show they were operating on a non profit basis another requirement. Former governor Lausche made Public yesterday a letter written to Herbert Jan. 21 asking that permits issued after Jan. 10 be investigated. When Robert Sohngen re signed As director of the depart ment of liquor control effective As of Midnight Jan. 8, it was my understanding that no further permits were to be issued after his it was said in the microscopic Check for fingerprints and other clues on letters supposedly sent by the killer of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short the Black is conducted by Ray Pinker of the los Angeles police crime and detection los ins Dan s. Voorhees 33, was booked today As the suspected Slayer of Elizabeth the Black he assert edly signed a terse one line confession. Police said Voorhees telephoned homicide Headquarters and asked for capt. Jack Donahoe. Informed Donahoe was not in Voorhees reportedly told detectives i want to talk about the Black Dahlia the Telephone voice agreed to meet officers on a Street Corner. Detective de Barrett said Voorhees told him he first met the Black Dahlia in 1941 at the same fourth and Hill streets Corner where he was seized and went out with her. Barrett quoted Voorhees As say ing he again met miss Short two weeks ago at the same spot. The detective said Voorhees then turned sullen and refused to discuss the Case further until he had consulted an attorney and my the brother was not identified. Under questioning at homicide Headquarters Voorhees was re ported by police to have signed a to Council acts to study school funds decision is result of evening of confusion and interruptions. By Philip Greene after nearly three hours of confusion and interruptions the Mansfield Parent teacher association Council last night took action to investigate the distribution of funds from the three Mill tax Levy approved last fall for operating expenses of the City schools. Under pressure from More than 200 parents and teachers who were mysteriously summoned to the Council s meeting at John Simp son Junior High school to discuss distribution of the funds from the Levy the Council appointed a five member committee to meet with Board of education representatives for a study of the Board s Finan Cial operations. Named As representatives Veteran takes Enlow s place As safety head Mansfield is going to have another Young service safety director. E. L. Morgan 32, of 460 Woodward Avenue a world War ii Veteran was appointed to the Post to succeed William w. Enlow 33, who has resigned. Morgan will take his new Post monday. The new director is a former Industrial traffic manager and engineering student. He is a Navy Veteran having served three years with the naval air port command As an air crewman. In accepting the appointment by mayor Roy w. Vaughn Morgan said it s a big he expressed appreciation for the Confidence mayor Vaughn has placed in he made no statement concern ing his immediate plans for the director s office. Bill Enlow has done a Job and a he said. I Wil have to use caution until i get my feet on the Only 2 applicants. He said he was looking for of toll roads to uncork bottlenecks urged by Norman Dresser no state editor a practical solution to the state s traffic bottlenecks is the construction of privately finance confession. He scrawled i did kill Beth then he signed his name. State sen. Ralph a. Winter of Lodi said last night. Speaking before 180 members and guests at the annual dinner meeting of the Loudonville chamber of Commerce he declared that while toll roads Aren t the answer to our Highway problem they Are an alternative to no roads at we simply do not have Ade quate Highway facilities at pres he said. And we Don t have Money for dream roads that s Why i advocate toll High warning that the so called state surplus will vanish before Sohngen was appointed to the Ohio supreme court. Clean Bill seen for us Here three private clubs in mans Field that received liquor licenses during former gov. Frank j. Lausche s administration probably will get a clean Bill of health John p. Hergatt of Mansfield vice president of the Buckeye re Tail liquor dealers asserted today. Association Hergatt operator of the ring Side night club also said he expected every permit issued in the state during the last three years to be investigated during the in query now being conducted by atty. Gen. Hugh s. Jenkins. But i Don t think they la find any d-4 private club licenses which Aren t he said. Surf or ration up to Congress Washington cons the administration looked to Congress today for removal of the Legal Cloud which now threatens to smother the entire sugar ration ing program. A High ration official said that legislation will be sought to free sugar rationing from the restrictions imposed by the War mobilization and reconversion act. The act has been held by a District court decision to forbid a historic use system of rationing sugar to Industrial users. The government has appealed that decision but ration officials concede that by april 1 the sugar Supply situation will have unproved to a Point where there is no doubt that historic use allocations Are in validated under the act Congress will have to take some action before March 31 if it wants to continue sugar rationing. The second War Powers act under which rationing is authorized expires at that time. Government lawyers Are preparing for a feb. 7 Appeal hearing on the judgment invalidating the historic use system. The end of this session of the legis he said a 249-mile super Highway could be built in approximately two years and its 000 Cost would be financed by Pri vate capital. Schools to take surplus. The state Treasury will be depleted this year he said through increased educational and welfare subsidies a possible Soldier Bonus and the probability of declining sales tax Revenue. He pointed out that while Pri vate Loans would support Cost of the superhighways the Bonds would be paid off within 30 years and under the terms of the Bil which he recently introduced in the state legislature the Highway would revert to the state. The entire Cost of the project would be borne by motorists and truckers using the Highway he said. Sen Winter cited the Finan Cial Success of the Pennsylvania Turnpike which is a toll Highway As proof that such projects Are feasible. Foresees recession the Republican senator representing the 27-29th districts of which Richland and Ashland coun ties Are a part predicted a Busi Ness recession before the end of this year. Business is not As Good now As it was six months he said. Stores though still doing a Good business Aren t jammed As they once were. If we have a recession then what happens to the state Highway sen. Winter reviewing the High rank of Ohio industrially cultural continued on Page 2 rain Snow seen for City District our befuddled Weatherman was in a muddle again today As the Mercury stuck around the Freez ing Point with sleet or Sloppy rain falling intermittently. Yesterday the forecasters prom ised rising temperatures in the Mansfield area by t he Back tracked today by stating not very confidently that it would be not quite so cold and to Morrow there d be rain changing to Snow. No severe cold was in sight however. The thermometer hit a High of 44 at Hayesville yesterday while the Low this morning was 29. Only a Trace of precipitation was recorded. I electric firms fight Union s Boycott Power National electrical manufacturing association urged Congress today to outlaw labor s use of the secondary Boycott in order to open major markets and release its Industry from the fear of bankruptcy. The plea was Given the Senate labor committee by r. Stafford Edwards of new Canaan conn., president of the association of 498 electrical manufacturers. Markets closed. Edwards said that for 12 years Many manufacturers have been excluded from metropolitan markets or admitted to them on terms imposed by the International brotherhood of electrical workers. Edwards told the committee that the Benjamin electric manufacturing company of Des flames 111., was forced by the Ibex to fixtures produced outside its Cio Plant at increased costs of As much As 500 per cent. Later he said the Union tight ened up and the company is be ing forced to cancel hundreds of thousands dollars of orders Union holds club. He said it is to ignore the Power of Abor today and the realities of economic life to suppose that local contractors in most cases Small business men can refuse to obey the dictates of the Union. J if they did so. The Union would put them out of business by with drawing their Edwards said the Boycott is car ried out As Well through Lon channels. Through fear of being put out of he said the wholesalers of new York City Lave no Choice but to sell Only those products having the approval of the Edwards charged that in the Reat majority of the boy Cott is used As a jurisdictional weapon in inter Union disputes. Committee checks plane Transfer con Gressional committee will launch an investigation into the reported Ransfer of a Large number of j. S. Army transp9rt planes to and China. Rep. Rizley for an ounces today that hearings will refuses to explain. Detectives said the prisoner re fused to amplify on his confession or in any Way to discuss the Case further. Police psychiatrist Paul be River was summoned to examine Voorhees but de her was unable to reach any conclusion As to the authenticity of Voorhees confession. Gave police a los an Geles hotel address. A Check there showed he had registered at a. M Jan. Minutes after the Black Dahlia s bisected and hacked body was found by police on a lot. Throughout questioning voor Hees insisted he last met the slain girl the night she was slain. Await letter writer. While investigating Voorhees detectives maintained their death watch for the possible surrender of the Dahlia s Slayer at 10 a. M. Today. The Dahlia s purported Slayer set this time for his surrender in a postcard to a los Angeles news paper sunday night. A close Check was being kept on All Telephone Calls to police Lead quarters and on mail to enforcement agencies and the news papers. Christenia Salisbury former Ziegfeld follies Princess White Wing told police she employed miss Short in her Miami fla., cafe in 1945. She met miss Short n front of a Sunset strip Niter various it a units were e. B. Bolog of Hedges c. H. Freehafer of Prospect Paul Hauserman of Woodland f f. Smith of Western. Mrs. C. J. Kalstein of new Man. Mrs. Paul m. Stahl president of the it a Council disclaimed any knowledge of the invitation to parents and teachers to attend the meeting and said that neither she nor the Council had requested or received permission to use the school s auditorium where the crowd gathered. Know nothing of it announcements which were sent Home with school children placed on school bulletin boards and published and broadcast had stated that interested persons were invited to the Council s meeting in the actually the regular monthly meeting of the Council had been scheduled for a Small the Sec Ond floor of the school. I know nothing about this meeting in the mrs. Stahl told the crowd after the Council interrupted while in ses Sion had moved from room 2q7 to the auditorium. It is impossible to obtain the auditorium without authorization and the Council did not ask for the auditorium. Our regular publicity chairman sent out notices that the meeting was to be held in room 207." after telling that they were not in the room at the Council s invitation mrs. Stahl asked anyone who sponsored or called the mass meeting to step Forward and act As chairman. No one moved or answered. The 200 persons Between 10 and 10.30 the of Jan. 10. Night she said the Black Dahlia was accompanied by two women a Bru net and a Blond. Mrs Salisbury Aid miss Short told her she was iving with them in a san Fer Nando Valley hotel. London Shivers in the rip of the season s worst cold Pell experienced its seventh straight Day of freezing weather As the Mercury dropped to 15 de Grees above Zero this he lowest temperature registered Here since before the War. Can t remember who. Hauserman who is president of the teachers Union local 703, american federation of teachers said he had placed the notice on the bulletin Board at senior High school and that he had been authorized to do so by it a Mem it was the bulletin Board no Tice from which the news Jour Nal obtained its information on the meeting Hauserman said he could not remember who authorized him to place the notice on the Board but that is was a general understand ing that parents and teachers were to attend the meeting to Dis cuss the Levy and teachers salary increases derived from it. It remained a mystery As to who besides sent the mimeographed announcements continued on Page 2 plenty of cooperation from All City departments and the mor Gan was one of two applicants considered for the Job. Until he accepted the director ship Morgan was agent for the Cushman motor delivery com Pany 375 North main Street. The Mansfield office was established about three months ago. The company is a steel Hauler. From 1938 to 1943 Morgan was traffic manager of the Ohio seamless tube company Shelby. From 1943 to 1946 he was in the service flying Navy cargo throughout the United states and to Alaska. He was. Employed in the general traffic department of the Republic steel company Cleveland for seven months following his Dis charge. In november of last year he became agent Here for the motor delivery concern. Lived Here 12 years. to Mansfield from Akron 12 years ago. His wife Phyllis is a native of Marion. She has taught elementary school Here for 13 years. The morgans have three daughters 6 and 3 years old and 5 months old. The director studied Engineer ing for three years at Olivet col lege Olivet Mich. From 1936 to. 1938 he was a production worker at the Westinghouse electric corporation Here. Morgan takes Over a position held by Enlow for about a year. Enlow resigned stating that the Job has grown to proportions i no longer care to he made no statement concerning his employment plans for the imme Diate future. The morgans attend the congregational Church in Mansfield. He is a Mason a member of the american legion and of the Cen trial Ohio traffic club l. Morgan rail pay hike demand l s Dirlam Busy As usual on his 91st birthday by Marguerite Miller Howard b. Dirlam White thatched patriarch of the Mansfield building and loan association celebrated his 91st birthday behind the same desk at which he started 70 years ago. The fragrance of a bouquet of yellow daffodils in a vase on the mellowed Wood filled his office. The Flowers seemed to lend color to a picture of his children. The Flowers were the Only Tan Gible evidence of the anniversary. Any observer could quickly see he wanted it that Way. Unimpressed by either his longevity or his record As the City s senior banker Dirlam sat surrounded by the paper Busi Ness of the loan firm which he serves As Secretary and Legal adviser. Asked if he had always spent his birthdays at work he an swered quickly of is there s plenty of work to be done. I be always kept Busy i could t just sit around and count my his recipe for the Active life he he added with a twinkle in his Blue eyes a lot of people eat them selves to death. They eat a lot. Drink a lot stay up late and die Young. Night time is the time to sleep so you re rested for the next Dirlam says he s too Busy for hobbies. I used to attend shows pretty regularly but there Haven t been any Good ones for a Long time. I Don t think i be seen one for two solons pledge atomic inquiry con Gressional atomic Energy commit tee promised an Early investigation today into the Security of the atomic bomb and the activities of foreign agents in this country. Chairman Bourke b. Hicken Looper a. La., said committee members would question civilian and military officials possibly next week to learn just How Well atomic secrets Are being kept. Meanwhile a High War depart ment officer voiced belief that Russia does not have an atomic bomb and that it does not have the ability to produce one within the next five or 10 years. This officer who had close Contact with the russians during the War said the soviet Union lacked the Neces sary Industrial equipment and skilled personnel. He also said he was certain Union officials hint 1947 wage drive will open next month. Washington Rai Union officials said today that Thi 1947 wage drive of the nation s Railroad workers May be launched next month in Cleveland. Leaders of the five operating brotherhoods tentatively Are planning a conference in the Ohio City about mid february to draw up demands including one for a general pay boost. The operating unions Engi neers firemen conductors switchman and sent some Railroad work ers in Active service. Discussions also Are in Progress among the 14 non operating brotherhoods representing an other million rail a new wage movement. No Date has yet been set for a joint meet ing of this group. Even the big five operating unions will not get Down to actual negotiations with the carriers until May at the earliest. Their first step will be to hold the general conference in Cleve land of the wage committees of the five brotherhoods and draft joint proposals. There was no truth in reports that Russia has developed a defense against the atomic bomb if the russians indicate the contrary he said they Are some War department officers believe the russians Are concentrating on germ and chemical War fare As an answer to the atomic bomb. I like Bing top notch but the majority of the shows now have nothing but Tri angles m them and i m tired of e conducted on the matter by a still leads. J ouse expenditures sub commit. Well i be always lived a Sim As he turned Back 1o his work. Be investigating surplus properly pie just w Hal i need and however he said he might take to l i r i i i. A. Re i ii lit Ajes. Rizley is chairman of the i sleep Well i know i m All right couple hours off to see a Ommi Ftp t _ i _ 11 Ommittee. J when i m hungry All the j he had time. Movie Farmer throws 3 daughters in Well Yadkinville. S. 30 year old tenant Farmer was lodged in jail Here today on a charge of hurling his three Young daughters to their deaths in a Well at their tenant farm Home. The Farmer. Gene Scales according to an account Given sheriffs deputies by his wife Ruth Louise suddenly shouted monday night that Jesus says we got to into then cast the children the Well Scales followed them in. The wife said and could be heard praying shouting and swinging. He later pulled himself out. The Toms were Dorothy 8, Grace 6. And Alice 2. Frisco Cable cars on Way to junk pile san san Francisco plans to scrap its col Worful historic Antiques the City owned Cable cars m favor of twin engined motor buses. City officials announced today that the Cable car must yield san Francisco s Hills because they Are too expensive to operate and they Are dangerous. Rails a special kind which no longer Are being manufactured Are worn dangerously thin and cables hemp rope stranded with steel Are hard to get officials said. Grip men Are aging and younger men just Don t want to work on the tiny cars. The famed Powell Street and the Washington Jackson runs Are operated by the municipal rail Way. Beginning next month these cables won t run on sunday when the buses Are expected to arrive. Later the buses will be used in the evening. The sunday bus runs were planned As a softening treat ment for Cable car lovers. Muni Cipal railway officials hoped that gradually people will get used to the buses and won t object when the cables finally Are removed. Vaughn hints hell enter May primary k e i i e Bradford Anderson Shultz troll to run dems draft ticket. Mayor Roy w. Vaughn and six other City officials joined in an til Tell you later theme today to the question will you be a candidate in the May 6 municipal primary another five of Mansfield s elec Tive officials came Forward with a Flat a sixth said he will run if the people want one first Ward councilman Russell porch a Veteran member of City Council replied with a determined in the yes column were City auditor Paul l. Kelley Council president William e. Bradford second Ward councilman Charles n. Shultz councilman at Large James r. Anderson and City treasurer Earlc k. Troll. Porch in declaring himself out of the running said the pressure of work in both my private employment and Council is such that i can no longer do Justice to two jobs. Therefore i will a candidate for Council this served 12 years. At the end of this year porch will have served As a councilman for 12 years and As chairman of councils finance committee for six years. He is manager of the Harrington manufacturing com Pany. Sixth Ward councilman Nelson Swihart completing his first term in office said if the people of my Ward want me i will run again Vaughn in a statement for the news journal today indicated that he run. He said changes run but i Haven t definitely decided he said he would make a definite statement in a few joining the mayor in the undecided theme were City solicitor Leslie k. Wagner Democrat third Ward councilman Clifford Kharr Republican fourth Ward councilman Michael Mihalick Democrat fifth Ward Council Man Fred Miller Democrat and councilman at Large Charles o. Anglo Democrat and Harry j. Hollingsworth Republican More Paul Bush a former sixth Ward councilman has been mentioned As a possible candidate for coun 1 again. He said today however that he had no comment to make concerning his candidacy. Bush Defeated for the sixth Ward Post by Nelson Swihart in 1945. Commenting on Vaughn s can Rodacy Ralph m. Hardy chair Man of the Richland county re publican executive committee said we re very much inter ested in Roy running again. He has done a Good Hardy said that he and Mem Bers of the gop Central and exe utile committees will meet to help fill the ticket if not enough candidates file voluntarily. Chair Man of the Central committee is Ames v. Will. List due tomorrow. Chairman of the county demo Ratic Central committee George Biddle said we have Dis used candidates among ourselves and Hope to have a list by to he said the committee Aims to ave a Complete ticket for mayor solicitor auditor treasurer and councilmen Taber forecasts 5 billion Dollar Cut Washington ins the joint congressional budget com Mittee whetted its Economy axe today with a gop spokesman forecasting a Cut of at least five billion dollars in president tru Man s 1948 budget. The forecast was made by rep. Taber r n. Y., chairman of the House appropriations committee and the budget group. Bus terrorists on Way to or Ironton the grif the Brothers Hobart and Ralph on their Way to the mans Field reformatory today. Both of the Wheelwright. Ky., Brothers pleaded guilty to charges of terrorizing greyhound bus Pas sengers on Jan. 2 Between Ironton and Wheelersburg. Hobart received a 3-to-20 year term for assault with a deadly weapon. Ralph was Given one to 15 Jears for assault with intent to kill. Story gives data on new garbage plan Mansfield s new garbage and trash collection will go into effect about March 1. Al Strachan City sanitation superintendent announced today. A Story of How the Stre am lined system will operate and what subscribers will have to do to meet requirements appears on Page 3 of today s news journal

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