Ford pleaded Guilty to Manslaughter
INDEPENDENT.' MASSILIQN. OHIO' State's Witness Ends Conn Case By Guilty Plea : CADIZ, Jan. 12. — The state's star witness pleaded guilty to manslaughter manslaughter Wednesday and the state wound up its prosecution of four men indicted indicted in the roadside slaying of Highway Highway PatroJman George A. Conn. ,p h « rl es Dryeri alias Ford, 20-year- old Pittsburgh. Negro, was sentenced to one to 25 years In MansfieJd reformatory reformatory immediately after he en- m h *'* uat y P Ie * before Common m Pleass Judge Barclay W. Moore. •B was. Dryer 'who testified that Bernard- Masulla, 22, also of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, fired the- shots that killed Conn near Preepoj-t, "Sept. 2T..1937. Dryer also , testified Peter Serino. 32, another Pittsburgh man. drew MS? M , ( r omi halte<1 th ? car ln which, the state's witness said. Masul- ta, Serino, Di-yer and Booker Johnson bov county grand H were de 8fee murder in Indict- the ac qti itt€d A jury c(m _ vict«d Masulia, with recommendation of mercy, and lie is now serving a life sentence in Ohio Penitentiary. Johnson, -K-year-old Pittsburgh Negro, Negro, was freed after testimony placed him in a prosecutor's office at Newark, Newark, on the day of the shooting. Indicted with the four men was Bcruice Bradley, never apprehended. 45,000 Ohioans Face Job Loss COLUMBUS, Jan. 12.—The Ohio Works Progress Administration reported reported Wednesday that about 45,000 persons -.vpulct be ciit. off its. rolls if congress cut a requested $875,000.000 WPA appropriation to $725,000,000. On Jan. 4, 259,000 persons were on the Ohio WPA work rolls. The reduction reduction would approximate 17.3 per cent, the WPA reported. The number employed and the number to be cut, off in some of the larger counties Included: Cuyahoga, 71,343 employer Jan. 4, 12,342 reduction; Frank^n. 12,181 and 2,107; Summit, 18,876 and 3.430; Mahoning. Mahoning. 9,191 and 1,590, and Brie, 944 and 163.