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Van Wert Times Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 25, 1950, Van Wert, Ohio Weather Ohio some cloudiness colder tonight. Low 30-35. Sunday Cloudy somewhat Milder. Indians increasing cloudiness tonight. Sunday occasional rain. Van Wert times bulletin vol. 104�?no. 263 Van Wert Ohio saturday March 25, 1950 five cents full service associated press leased wire for state National and world Newt. Central press picture service. Telephones business office 2644. News office 2645.truck loaded with dynamite explodes living Cost inches lower in february food apparel Index 1.5 percent under one year ago Washington March 25�?<jp a living costs inched downward a bit again in february to about 1.5 percent less than a year ago. New decreases in food and apparel prices brought the government living Cost Index Down to 166.5 percent the 1935-39 average this was a decline two tenths one percent Between january and february. The february Index is 25 percent higher than the june 1946 Price level when wartime Price controls were lifted and 69 percent above the pre War August 1939 level. A foods declined six tenths one percent in february to a level 2.5 percent lower than a year ago but 34 percent above june 1946. Egg prices declined 7.4 percent to their lowest february level since 1942. Prices fruits and vegetables fats and oils Dairy products and sugar also declined. Among the food Price increases were slight boosts in meats and poultry with Coffee showing a ninth straight monthly increase to a new High retail level about 76.5 cents a Pound. Lower prices for menus suits and topcoats brought a one tenth one percent decline in apparel prices. Clothing now has declined More than eight percent below its 1948 record High. The Bureau labor statistics which prepares the Index said rents continued their slight Rise increasing two tenths one percent from january to february. The wages general motors workers which Rise and fall with the Index every three months were not affected by the latest f git res. Dillon s. Myer awaits confirmation As commissioner Indian affairs after nomination by president Truman. A native Hebron o., myer headed War relocation authority during the War and supervised movement japanese from Pacific coast to relocation centers. International Between by i. Van Wert so you think the United states is an old nation its really a youngster. Ask Jake Rauda Baugh Leroy Fryer. They have a great Uncle. William Raude Baugh who lives in Springfield and whose father was born during the second term office president George Washington. The lives the two Mon father and son Span the terms office every american president. William Raudebaugh he spells his name with an a a while the Van Wert members the family use a a a a la now 90 years old and lives in the Ohio masonic Home in Springfield. His father was born in 1790 191 when Washington was head the new nation. The elder Raudebaugh moved to Ohio and was 70 years old when hts son William was born. The son grew up in Wooster and now bos relatives scattered Over the state including Van Wert. Whistle scares two elephants break away run amok for 90 minutes Pomona Calif. March 25.�?<jf a two elephants frightened by a passing train broke away from their circus keepers last night ran amok for an hour and a half and critically injured an attendant who tried to Load them Back their train. Leroy Spellman 29. Circus attendant was seriously Hurt when a four ton female elephant picked him up in her trunk threw him to the ground and then rolled him. He was taken to Pomona Hospital with multiple abrasions and internal injuries. A a a police Sot. De Steven said the huge animals were being led Back to the circus train after a performance the Clyde Beatty circus Here. A blast from the whistle a passing train threw them into panic. The pachyderm pair Tore Loose from their handlers and set out a rampage through this los Angeles suburb that caused uncounted damage. Aes frightened residents deluged the police station switchboard with hysterical stories monsters roaming through their backyards and crashing through fences. One the elephants wandered into a tile manufacturing Plant and set a nightwatchman screaming. Stevens and other officers and circus attendants finally cornered the elephants in a vacant lot quieted them and led them Back to the circus train. The train departed soon afterwards for san Fernando Calif. The showgrounds were virtually empty patrons at the time the outbreak. Sandra Kay 20-month-old daughter . And mrs. Donald Richards Venedocia has been keeping her Mother and grandmother Busy planning and making her easter outfit. The Little Tot will Wear one piece apparel the folks had t planned a cast. Sandra toppled out her High chair several Days ago and broke her Collar Bone in the fall. When the gentle doctor set the Bone he told his tiny patient they were going to play horse. She did no to shed a tear. Killed by Auto Cleveland March 25.�?dp>�? Tadeuss okie was killed in nearby Strongsville last night when struck by an automobile. Free Foster Mother child actress Beverly Hills. Calif., March 25�?i1 a Lora Lee Michel s Foster Mother was free today a charge unjustifiable punishment the nine year old child actress. A Justice court jury eight women and four men returned a verdict innocent last night after More than seven hours deliberation. Mrs. Lorraine Michel shed a few tears Relief when she heard the Foreman announce the verdict. Mrs. Michel and her husband Otto said they might take Lora Lee to Europe for a three months vacation trip. A was to her future acting career that will have to be decided later a she told reporters. Quot we have made no decision surplus does t Rule out need for science by Ovid a. Martin a farm writer Washington. March 25�?<> now that agriculture is overproducing Why does no to the government put its crop scientists vacation what a the sense spending millions to show Farmers How to grow still More these questions were in the mind . P. V. Cardon head the agriculture departments big research Plant when he wrote his annual report just issued. As . Cardon sees it. The crop scientists task is a a Battle wits against forces in nature forever seeking a and often with Success a to destroy his work. A he cites the department s Job helping Farmers combat Plant diseases. A when a particular Plant disease is temporary brought under control by a new disease resistant variety he says we do not Stop our studies the organism that caused the trouble discard the Breeding material used in developing the new variety. A we know that a new form the disease May appear at any time and the variety that wonted so Good last year May be a failure next Stem rust wheat and other Cereal crops offers a Good example what happens in nature. While Plant breeders Are Busy developing and testing new varieties resistant to this disease the rust organism itself is likewise Busy de Senate probes near showdown in spy hearing hint Fri data role Asod major principal Washington March 25�? up a Senate investigators appeared today to be nearing a showdown with senator Mccarthy the a spy for russian Case which he Calls a test his communism in the state department charges. That impression developed at the Capitol after a Justice department announcement late yesterday. It said confidential Fri data a one principal cases had been Given to the Senate foreign relations subcommittee which is looking into the Wisconsin republicans charges. It was Learned that the information provided was about the Man Mccarthy contends is Russia s top espionage agent in this country. A Mccarthy has said the individual is connected with the state department. The department denies it. The senator has declared he is willing to let the credibility his general charges hang the outcome the a russian agent Case. Last tuesday Mccarthy gave the name the Man in the Case to the committee in secret session. The committee immediately assigned the Case top priority. The individuals name has not been made Public by the committee but his identity is widely known in Washington. There was speculation that there May be information available monday whether the Fri data the Case backs up Mccarthy a charge. Fri chief j. Edgar Hoover is scheduled to go before the committee at a Public hearing then. He will be accompanied by attorney general a Howard Mcgrath. A a a a senator Tydings cd adv the committee chairman has announced that Hoover and Mcgrath will discuss the Issue whether Fri files state department employees accused by Mccarthy should be handed Over to the committee. Tydings has said both Hoover and Mcgrath Are against that because they feel it would break Faith with Fri informants and dry up the Agency s sources information. The final decision is up to president Truman who has made it known that he might permit limited Access to the Fri records and other loyalty files the committee wants. The data Given to the committee yesterday was provided under the kind conditions which . Truman May have in mind. The committee met with Mcgrath and Hoover at the Justice department. Several hours later the department announced that the four senators present Tydings. Mcmahon a con Green Dri and lodger mass a were Given a Complete analysis the one Case a in the strictest Check forger held at Hamilton jail Hamilton o., March 25�? a Raymond la Chapelle 42, Chicopee mass., confessed he financed a tour 14 Ohio cities by writing bogus checks All for $17.50, detective it. Stanley Werlein reported today. The new englander said he changed the amount to $9.35 his arrival in Hamilton it. Werlein added but when he presented it at a service station police were called in and he was arrested. Today la Cheppell is in Butler county jail in default $1,000 Bond set yesterday at arraignment before judge Harry f. Walsh. La Chappell related he started passing bad checks in Cincinnati and later extended his operations to Norwood Reading Lebanon. Middletown Miamisburg Dayton Springfield Columbus Canton Akron Youngstown and Cleveland it. Werlein said. Cob Drivers to vote strike agreement Cincinnati March 25.�?od�? Between 250 and 300 taxicab Drivers were to vote again today an agreement which was expected to end their nine week strike late yesterday. F a vote yesterday the agreement previously announced As having the approval the negotiating committee the brotherhood taxicab Drivers an Independent Union and taxicabs Cincinnati inc., was declared invalid As 252 ballots were cast with Only 250 Drivers registered for the special meeting. The taxi firm operator yellow and Ferguson cabs provides the bulk the City a taxi service. 90 czechs flee from behind Iron curtain Arrivo in 3 Stolon plants u. S. Airbase in Germany Erding Germany March 25 a up a tight military secrecy today surrounded nearly 90 czech refugees who landed at this u. S. Air Force base yesterday in three planes stolen from their communist ruled Homeland. It was the biggest mass escape so far from behind the Iron curtain. American intelligence officers at this base near Munich quizzed the czechs. U. S. Authorities remained tight lipped details the flight until they could Complete their investigation. As a result there was no confirmation a series speculative reports such As one that a High czech government official was aboard one the planes. It nor was it known whether the planes had been stolen from czech airports by the plotters ii their pilots had been forced to turn toward Western Germany after the aircraft were aloft As has been the Case in some individual Aerial escapes in the past. An air Force source however indicated that some the passengers the planes left their Homeland unwillingly and wanted to return. This could indicate that at least one the planes May have been seized in midair. An unofficial announcement which identified the group simply As refugee persons said a three unauthorized unscheduled czech air planes the dc-3 Type landed at Erding air base. The air planes Landing at different intervals during the morning carried approximately 85 refugee persons from Czechoslovakia. A a the refugees Are being held for investigation by u. S. Authorities. Results will be announced at the earliest possible the successive Landing the three planes coincided with a flood rumours in Prague the czech capital assassinations Palace revolutions and major developments in the red led government there. The spectacular escape already had been widely rumoured there although the government con trolled press As yet had made no announcement the flight. Frank to Sal a. Arm broken his aunt at police station because she did t like the Way her 12-year-old Nephew Frank Joseph Rosa a cleaned the Chicken Coop mrs. Jesse Robertson broke his Arm with a shovel Van Guys cal., police charge. Juvenile officers say she admitted to them she a just spanked the boy with the shovel. She was arrested. International sound photo Crater blasted in Tennessee Road rocks Countryside fire sets off explosion 20,000 pounds dynamite blast kills two spectators Nashville term., March 25�? apr a truck loaded with to tons dynamite caught fire and blew up a Highway 20 Miles Northwest Here last night. Two persons Wert killed an estimated 15 were injured and the Countryside was rocked for 50 Miles around. The spectacular blast dug a 15-foot deep Crater through James Garfield will be buried at Mentor son assassinated president Dies with pneumonia in Cleveland Cleveland March 25�? a a James Rudolph Garfield 84, Ion former president James a. Garfield will be buried monday at nearby Mentor his Home for More than 50 years. The onetime Secretary the Interior died yesterday pneumonia following a year failing health. Funeral services will be held Here at 2 p. M. Est monday in Trinity episcopal Cathedral where Garfield was an executive committeeman. The burial service in Mentor will be attended by the family Only. In a with Garfield at his death was his son Newell Concord. Mass. Another son James a. Of Glen Cove Long Island n. Y., also survives. There Are 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. During the last three years his life Garfield lived with his brother Abram an architect in Delaware foe St rotary pays liquor fint Delaware o., March 25�?up a Arthur Reese Delaware manager Delaware Lodge eagles club and Secretary the Lodge was fined $300 and costs thursday by mayor Ansel Lockhart when he pleaded guilty illegal Possession intoxicants. He had been arrested by liquor agents for operating what they called an illegal a locker system at the club. Mayor Lockhart suspended $200 the Fine. 11�?Tlea a Tarn is pug three storm costs Erie Railroad $50,000 Cleveland March 25�?up>- the Erie Railroad estimated today a severe sleet and Snow storm had inflicted $50,000 in damages to its communications and signal system. Thursdays storm damage said operating vice president r. C. Randall was concentrated in areas Between Youngstown And Corry a. And Hornell and Binghamton. N. Icing rain sleet and Snow formed a two Inch coat ice thin strands wire he reported causing them to snap under the Load. Oshop arrests Driver for failure to Stop state Highway patrolmen arrested Ralph f. Lauer Anna red i at 1 15 a. M. Today charging him with failure to Stop for the Stop sign at the Junction u. S. Route 224 and state route 118�?the South Shannon and Summit Street intersection. Lauer posted a $25 Bond pledging his appearance in mayor s court monday at to a. M. Brannon to speak Columbus o., March 25�? up a the Ohio farm committee will hear Secretary agriculture Charles f. Brannan speak at a luncheon meeting Here next tuesday. Seeks ironclad definition real estate Columbus o., March 25.�? a have you an ironclad definition real estate written the Back an old envelope somewhere if you have you re the person the Ohio tax and Revenue study commission is looking for. But before you Rush in where Angels fear to tread Check your definition Over twice even three times. The definition must stand the test the supreme court. And before that August group even seasoned taxation attorneys Quail. A a when and if the fool proof definition is found most the worries the tax study group will be Over. The commission is trying to draw up a list suggested changes in the present state taxation system. It believes it needs to redefine real estate because supreme court decisions which allowed some Large Industrial firms to change the listing considerable property from real estate to personal property. Personal property is assessed a 50 percent basis. Real estate theoretically is assessed at too percent its value. But Little if any is the real estate tax duplicates the various counties at its full value. A a a at its meeting yesterday the commission listened to state tax commissioner c. Emory Dander c. C. Laylin Columbus counsel for the 1929 special tax committee which developed the present classification tax Laws and Carlton s. Dargusch general counsel for the taxation department when it first started administration the classification tax said it would be difficult in his belief to improve the present Law. Dargusch insisted the supreme court decisions Hadnot upset the Basic principles the classification Law. Suburban Bratenahl. Abram and Irvin Mcdowell Garfield a Boston attorney Are the last surviving children the assassinated president. With a Legal career which started Here in 1888 and lasted More than 60 years James r. Garfield coupled a briefer political career in which he Rose to Secretary the Interior in president Theodore Roosevelt a Cabinet. He held the Post from 1907 to 1909. A a a in that spot he modernized the department and spearheaded Roosevelt a policy conserving Public resources. Earlier he served in the to administration As a Federal civil service commissioner in 1902 and As commissioner corporations from 1903 to 1907. Later by served an emergency Board for president Coolidge investigating a Railroad dispute in the Southwest and a year afterwards in 1929, president Hoover his personal Friend appointed him chairman a Federal commission conservation the Public Domain. He w As chairman the resolutions committee at the Republican convention in Chicago in 1932 when Hoover was renominated. Garfield was Defeated in a contest for the Republican nomination to Congress in 1894 and As a a Bull Moose candidate for Ohio governor in 1914. The Only elective office he Ever held was As an Ohio state senator from 1896 to 1900. The pavement u. S. High Way 41-a, Tore Down Power lines and threw most the sparsely settled mid Tennessee area into darkness. Only truck the explosion occurred few minutes after the operated by the Hercules powder company Bessemer ala., caught fire As it Laboured up a Hill in route to Clarksville 45 Miles from Nashville. One the two dead both whom had left a car to look at the burning truck was identified As John l. Of Guin 63. A Nashville insurance Man. Efforts to identify the other Man were not immediately successful. Tap the truck Driver listed As Lloyd l. Brantley 39, Mccalla ala., brought the big vehicle loaded with 400 cases explosive to a Stop a Light signal from e. E. Minis 27, Nashville Driver a two and one half Ion truck pulling up behind. A i saw his truck smoking and flashed him a signal a minis told newsmen. A a a the Driver stopped his truck and when he got out it started flaming up. Way Clear for settlement in Chrysler strike Union Koyt Trust fund Ideo but wants larger Lump sum Detroit March 25 a a the Way seemed open to peace today in the two month old Chrysler strike. A company offer to put $30,000. Too into a pension Trust fund a and the unions acceptance the idea if not the amount gave Promise breaking the deadlock. With both sides compromising. A basis for settlement appeared at hand for the return 140,000 Auto worker to the Job. A a a joint peace talks Wera in recess until sunday aft Mooi Quot he Brantley shouted out mediator arranged it that Way a the thing is loaded with dynamite. Lets get hit a the went North the Road and i went South stopping cars and telling them to turn around. Aaa a i was about a fourth a mile Down the Road when it exploded with a big White and red Light. I was in the service overseas and saw plenty bombs go off but i never saw anything like minis truck a general merchandise vehicle heavily loaded with shoes and other clothing was destroyed together with the dynamite truck which was blown into bits. Sgt. Elmer Craig the state Highway patrol one the first officers the scene said two three cars passed before the truck exploded. Hoping that company and pm United Auto workers negotiator would come up with still Mort fresh ideas after a Day to a think it the 89,000 strikers meanwhile went through their 60th Day idleness. Another 50,000 Persona have been idled indirectly by the walkout. Aaa a Union statement that Chrysler latest offer was Only half Good enough failed to dim Hope for an Early settlement. Fast moving developments in the past 24 hours left peace prospects Bright for the first time. Chrysler Lump sum offer $30,000,000 pension fund was rejected a Short time after it a put the bargaining table yesterday. But it provided the basis the two men who were killed for the unions counter proposal by the blast were in one the cars. Springfield boy asks for Moil Springfield o., March 25�? Ltd a seven year old Melvin Hise has Perthes disease and he can to quite see Why he Isnit getting mail by the Bale too. What More he went record publicly to that effect yesterday. Seems he has heard about cantons Billy shearrow a 6-year-old with the same disease who has received More than 4,000 letters since the Public Learned his illness a month ago. After All Melvin is Only a year older than Billy and he says a a in a like to get a lot mail the disease to which both Little boys have fallen victim makes the hip Bones soft because a Calcium deficiency. Loaves $805,563 estate Cleveland March 25�?<4pv-the late Ralph t. King member a socially prominent Cleveland family left a Gross estate $805,-563, inheritance tax papers showed today. He died january 27, 1949, in Ocala Fla. Later in the Day. Late bulletin Frank Buck Dias Houston March 25�? a Frank Buck the a bring Mem Hack alive wild game Hunter died in Herman Hospital Here today. Buck had been in the Hospital about a month. Shortly before that time he came Here from his san Angelo. Tex., Home for a physical checkup at the University Texas m. D. Anderson Hospital for concer research. Truman May sign Price support Bill Washington March 25�? a despite the powerful opposition it aroused. President Truman i expected to sign a Compromise Price supports Bill sent to the White House after a heated Senate scrap. After juggling it for two Days the Senate approved the measure yesterday a 38 to 31 vote. Both its backers and opponents agreed that . Truman probably will make it Law. The House had approved it earlier. The measure tightens government Price supports potatoes and eases them peanuts and Cotton. The supports Are administered by the agriculture department under a Purchase and loan program intended to keep crop prices at a level considered fair to Farmers. Iran economic crisis aids comeback pro red group Hamilton gets Loon Washington March 25�? up a Hamilton o., was granted $423,500 yesterday by the government for use in its slum clearance program. Lobor party founder Dies in London London m Arch 25�?i4p a Harold j. Laski a chief spokesman for British socialism and a founder his country a labor party died last night. He was 56. Pneumonia following attacks bronchitis and influenza was listed As the cause his death. I by Suleiman Shamloo Tehran Iran March 25�? a the pro communist t u d e h party is making a Strong comeback in Oil Rich Iran. Two things Are helping it along 1. Financial and propaganda support from the user. 2. The rapid disintegration Iran a internal economic situation largely brought by corruption and inefficiency which even the Liberal minded Shah has been unable to overcome. Theoretically the Udeh in English the word Means a a masses party does not exist. It was dissolved by the government in 1949 after an attempted assassination the Shah. A in but now even government officials do not attempt to maintain the official fiction that the Udeh no longer exists. Privately they say it is the Only political party in Iran worthy the name. They describe it As Well organized Well disciplined and with a Strong popular Appeal. The revitalized Udeh party a pro communist strength seems for the moment to be concentrated in the cities Tehran and Isfahan and in the refinery and Oil centers the Anglo iranian Oil Ca Concession in the Southern province Khz Stan. In Tehran police have seized hundreds Udeh agitators for distributing the party a Clandestine newspaper and other illegal publications. The gov e r n in e n t threatened exile to prisons re pm a Dac i in / a i t f i it a a a a i Immi anyone caught with Udeh literature. The warning apparently a had Little effect. A a one Way Udeh has kept up morale among its followers is by paying substantial living allowances to the families party Meta who Are arrested. Qualified sources say the allowance equals the prisoners salary if he was employed. If he was unemployed the family receives the equivalent $70 monthly. No one outside party Circle knows the to Udeh a revolutionary time table. But hardly Alyou Here doubts that Udeh intend some time to attempt overthrow the present government Udeh party leaders presumably feel time is their Side and i Rio a a to Tapa theml

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