News Notes OF LOCAL Happenings CinUtcotije Con^ftution-tlnliune VOL. LVI DAILY EDITION WEEKLY EDITION THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 1949, INTO NEW RESIDENCE Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Kissick of 1547 Third street moved today into the residence which they recently purchased at 439 Elm street. * • * MRS. JACOBS IS BETTER Mrs. Frank Jacobs of 222 Clay street, who is a medical patient at the Chillicothe hospital, was reported today to be feeling much better. * » * SUFFERED BROKEN ARM W. T. DamreU, 327 Mansur street, is recovering from a fractured left arm, suffered when he fell from a. step ladder last Friday. * * * f CONDITION IMPROVING The condition of Berniece Donovan, who underwent a major, operation last week at St. Joseph's hospital in St. Joseph, was reported today to be good. She is improving steadily. * * * DUPLICATE CLUB AT MACON A duplicate bridge club will start in Macon soon, with weekly sessions each Tuesday on the second floor of the Jefferson hotel. Fourteen couples so far have signed e .__ _ their intentions of raying the first j nor thern part of the state. evening. Thes- o ^ ^j movement mi~*~ «.•» »vn<u-i*>ri tn incn will be used; isars^the Chronicle- Herald. ANQTHEftSNOWSTOftM NOW ON WAY MAY BE HEAVY HUjflS AREA Winds Are to Rise Friday and Cause Snow to Drift in North Missouri. 8 BELOW AT CHILLICOTHE Weather Bureau Lists City as Coldest Spot in State Last Night. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 20. (A P)—Missouri is in the path of another snowstorm. The weather bureau forecast light snow beginnng west and north this afternoon and in the southeast tonight, increasing in intensity tonight and Friday. It added that it might become heavy in the Winds are expected to increase Friday, the agency reported, causing snow to drift in the north portion. Temperatures, however, were expected to climb far above the below zerq readings in the state this morning. The low tonight is expected to be from 15 to 20 in tiie north to 20 to 25 in the south, wiln Friday's readings in the high 20s. Cold spot in the state last night was Chillicothe with eight below. Other below zero readings were KirksvUle six, Marshall five, Tarkio two, and St. Joseph zero. Other readings, all above zero, were Columbia, Clinton and Kansas City three; New Florence five. St. Louis and Bolla 10; West Plains 14; Joplin 16 and Springfield 18. MISS oaarncy, wuu IUM> n »*»«»«" -~ The series of ice jams in the the f off ice of the Brownfield-Bird [ Missouri river now extends from Candy Company,'has been confined j Leaven worth. KM., to Plattsmouth, to her home fpr.several jweks. MrsJ.Nj?b,,..v33iiB J*ij£«fc -Atehispn. Kas., Agnes Markey will accompany her!still is fnree f«et OTW flood stage, sister to the city and will remain but at St. Joseph and Nebraska City WILL BE GUEST SPEAKER Mrs. Kathryn Devereaux, county librarian, will be guest speaker at the P.-TA. meeting to be held at the Wheeling high school auditorium Monday evening, Jan. 24. Edwardo Newman of Venezuela, a C.B.C. student, will also speak. The public is invited. Mrs. Lewis Hoerr is president. * * * TO ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL Miss Marie Markey, a patient at the ChUlicothe Hospital since Sun- 1> day morning, will be taken by am" bulance to the St. Jospeh Hospital in Kansas City, Friday morning. Miss Markey. who has a position in Fears Reprisals This woman, shielding her face from the camera with her scarf, has escaped from the Soviet zone into western Berlin. Being interviewed at the welfare office, she's afraid to reveal her identity, for fear of reprisals against relatives still in the Russian sector. Photo by NEA- Acme staff correspondent Al Cocking.) it was a foot below flood. The weather bureau here said a further rise was not likely. with her. * * * ROB AT CARROLLTON Burglars who apparently knowj their business well broke into thre?, Carrollton business places Tuesday ^ ^ ^ ^^ night, cracked two safes, du? 1 through a 2-foot .vault wall, diJ damage estimated at over $1,000 and A mass of clouds and overcast got away with $400 in cash, a large amount of merchandise, including 673 cartons of cigarettes and two revolvers. Entered were the Central States Grocery company, Mrs. R. M. Adams' insurance office and the Railway Express office, says the Carrollton Democrat. JAP DOCTOR HANGED FOR FIENDISH TESTS USED ON U. S. FLYERS PEARL HARBOR, Jan. 20.W—Dr. Iwanami Hiroshi, convicted of performing fiendish medical experiments on captured United Stages airmen before they were executed, was hanged on Guam Monday, the Navy said yesterday. Hiroshi was a captain in the Japanese navy and commander of the hospital on Truk, the old Japanese island fortress where the executions took place. "The "yard" is supposed to represent the length of a man's arm. THE WEATHER MISSOURI: Light snow beginning west and north this afternoon and southeast tonight, increasing tonight and Friday, possible becoming heavy in north portion. Slowly rising temperatures. Low tonight 15 to 20 north, to 20 to 25 south. High Friday 25 to 28 north to 28 to 32 south, increasing east to southeast winds becoming fresh to strong southeast to south Friday, drifting snow badly in the north portion. Advise all interests in north portion of state. Hourly Temperatures- at the Airport 3:30 p. m. 14 3:30 a. m. -5 4:30 p. m. 8 4:30 a. m. -4 5:30 p. m. 7 5:30 a. m. -2 6:30 p. m. 4 6:30 a. m. -1 7:30 p. m. -2 7:30 a. m. 3 8:30 p. m. -2 8:30 a. m. 6 9:30 p. m. -3 9:30 a. m. 9 10:30 p. m. -5 10:30 a. m. 10 11:30 p. m. -4 11:30 a, m. 13 12:30 a. m. -4 12:30 p. m. 13 1:30 a. m. -8 1:30 p. m. 14 2:30 a. m. -7 2:30 p. m. 16 Yesterday's Maximum 20 Yesterday's Minimum -2 Relative Humidity 2:30 p. m 70% Precipitation 2:30 P. m Trace would below zero, officials of the CAA weather stations said of last night. The minimum of eight below was reached at 1 o'clock. The coldest time of the day usually is around 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning, but shortly after the minus eight reading, the clouds moved in and the temperature began going back up. The overcast held the cold weather out, officials explained. Has $2,400, But Is "Dead Broke' John Lentino of Brooklyn has financial problems, but not the kind most persons have. The 29-year-old Lentini arrived in Chillicothe last night, "dead broke," hungry and no place to sleep. He, however, is "broke" only in the sense that he cannot by a meal—he has $2,400 in the Brooklyn bank that he can't spend. Lentini appealed to a church here last evening for a place to sleep! He was referred to the police station where he was allowed to spend the night in a cell as a "sleeper." Lentini had a sad story to tell officers this morning. A veteran of service in the army during the war, Lentini had sent money home while in service. It accumulated a nice saving. All, however, was in his mother's name. Recently, he took some of the savings, never bothering to change the account to his name, and went to California to get a job. Work there didn't materialize, and the money soon ran out. He said he was about to send home for more money, when he received word that his mother was critically ill. She was unable to draw the money from the bank for him. He had the bank book. So with $35 Lentini began the trip back to Brooklyn. The money soon ran out and he arrived here without a cent. This morning Chief Charles Ba»rett bought Lentini breakfast and sent him on his way. Of Italian descent, Lentini was very grateful. "If you are ever in Brooklyn," he said in typical Brooklynese, "Look me up and I'll have you out for a spaghetti dinner." 402 CASES IN 1948 BEFOREMAGISTRATE Court Established By New Constitution Ends Second Year; $4,554 in Fines. The magistrate court, ending its second year, showed a gain in fines collected over 1947, Judge John Gallatin said today. The ?ourt began operation, under the new constitution, Jan. 1, 1947. It took the place of the numerous justice of the peace courts, which went out April 1, 1947. During 1948, $4,554 was collected in fines, compared to $3,090 in 1947. There were 309 criminal cases an3 93 civil suits before the court in that period, a total of 402. Part of the reason for the lower 1947 figures is the three months' overlap in which both the J. P. court and the magistrate court both functioned in that year. The magistrate court is located in the room on the courthouse second floor formerly occupied by the county surveyor. Although plans for jury box and other accommodations for large trials were made at the time the magistrate court was organized, they never have been carried out. Other figures from Judge Gallatin's tabulations show that $1,094.15 in magistrate fees will go to the state, compared to $889.70 in 19*7; $827.50 in fees for prosecuting attorney were collected, compared to $585.00 in 1947; $542 was collected in sheriff's fees compared to $467.35 in 1947. The sheriff and prosecuting attorney fees all go to the county revenue fund, not to the individual officer. Fines go to the county school fund. March was the largest month for the court in fines with $695 collected. May was second high with $611 collected. December, which dropped into a lull in criminal cases, that still is continuing, was low for the year with only $162 collected in fines. In 1947, April was high month with $600 collected. January was low with $5. February and March, both were low with $35 and $78 collected in that order. P.-T. A. INSTRUCTION SCHOOL IS SCHEDULED The Chillicothe Council of Parents and Teachers will conduct a school of instruction Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Central school auditorium. This meeting is open to the public and all P.-TJL members in the county and rural P.-TA. organizations. Mrs. Ralph Marsh, district president, will speak on "Looking Towards Tomorrow's Education." There will be a question box for those having problems with which they need help. A short executive meeting of the council will be held at 1:45 prior to the main meeting. All officers of the council are requested to be present at this meeting. FIRE CAUSED $400,000 DAMAGE ATINDEPENDENCE Was One of the Worst Conflagrations In More Than 100 Years. ONE PERSON INJURED Fire Chief Kincade Said It Was the Heavest Loss in 40 Years. INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Jan. 20. (/P)—A pre-dawn fire in near zero weather raged through a half block of business buildings in President Truman's hometime this inauguration day, causing damage estimated at more than $400,000. The downtown fire visible from areas in Kansas City as far as ten miles away, was only eight blocks from the summer White House. It was one of the worst fires in more than 100 years of Independence history. Veteran Fire Chief D. A. Kincade said it was the largest loss in Independence in his 40 years as a fifefighter here. He estimated the loss at $409,000. One person was injured. James M. Pope, jr., 30, smashed a finger helping his father move a safe from his /welry store. The safe, containing several thousand dollars worth of diamonds and watches, rolled over his finger. The safe was saved. Despite the fire, Independence's 40,000 residents all prepared to celebrate its famous son's inauguration as President. Today was a holiday. The only thing called off was a parade. New Phone Rates to Be Known Soon Upward Schedule by Southwestern Bell Will Affect 3,300 Stations Here. New rate schedules for Chillicotlw telephone users have not been received by the local office of the Southwestern Bell Telephone company, but are expected "any day now," Iro B. Cothern, manager, said this morning. The Missouri Public Service commission Tuesday granted the company the right to increase local and long distance rates in Missouri by $3,228,000. The figure was shaved slightly from what the company had asked and proposed rates for Chillicothe may have to be changed some by Southwestern Bell. Mr. Cothern said he had not yet been informed whether the new rates would go into effect Feb. 1 or at billing time, Feb. 16. The Public Service commission permitted the telephone utility to switch from an individual exchange rate system to one on a so-called statewide basis. Under it, exchanges of comparable size are grouped and charges will be the same for each type of service. Chillicothe is in a group with Trenton, Fulton, Nevada, Marsha'.!, Mexico and Moberly.This group has from 2,500 to 4,999 stations. Chillicothe has 3,300 stations, the largest number it ever has had. BILLY IS "DOING WELL" Volonteer Blood Donors Not Required for Boy's Sorcery. KANSAS CITY. Jan. 20. (IP)— Eight-year-old Billy Jack Coulter of Chillicothe was reported doing "very well" today at Mercy hospital. The boy, who was injured in an explosion last summer, underwent surgery yesterday to remove swollen blood vessels and arteries from his leg. Five prospective blood donors from Chillicothe, who were here for the operation, were not needed, officials at the hospital said. ANOTHER GOOD YEAR AHEAD FORFARMERS But Prices Expected to Be Slightly Lower Than 1948, Forecasts Economst. Present indications are that 1949 will be another good year for farmers, though not as favorable as the three preceding years, Gordon B. Nance, agricultural economics extension specialist of the University of Missouri, told a group here yesterday. Nance, C. E. Klingner, associate member of the extension staff, and Albert Hagan. farm management, specialist talked to extension agents, home agents, G.I. farm training instructors and others in a 10-county district meeting at the city hall. With an average or better growing season and a continuation of present government policies in regard to exports and price supports of agricultural products, net farm income probably would not be more than moderately below that of 19*8, and would be above that of any year prior to 1946 and double that of any year before 1942, Nance reported. Based on the above qualifications, Nance said prices of agricultural products would be slightly to moderately lower than in 1948. Costs of production are expected to be maintained at or slightly above present high levels; wages are about seven percent higher than a year ago. Farm family living costs probabl.v will'be slightly higher Agricultural production, barring adverse weather, will continue near recent record levels of about one- third above pre-war, Nance said. Domestic demand will be supported by a continuation of employment. Farm land prices are expected to continue to rise. "If the general demand and supply conditions indicated here for 1949 materialize the outlook for the different commodities in 1949 PS compared to the preceding year, is as follows. It should be borne in mind," Nance continued, "that these comparisons, unless otherwise indicated, are for the averages of 1948 and 1949, and that prices of many products have fluctuated widely during the last year." Some of Mr. Nance's forecasts: Feed grains—Record supplies with prices drastically lower than the average of the preceding year, but not much different from those of late 1948. Beef cattle-Marketings not more than slightly lower, with prices HARRY TRUMAN TODAY CALLED FOR 'BOLD NEWPfiOGRAM' Wants Help for Peace-Loving Peoples In a World Crusade. FOR PEACE AND PLENTY He Asks It In His Inaugural ^Address Delivered Today. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. «P)— Harry S. Truman began a White House term won in his own right today by calling for a "bold new program" of help for peace-loving peoples in a world crusade lor "peace, plenty and freedom." He asked it in an inaugural address which branded Communism as a breeder of war and the chief threat to the aims to which he dedicated his administration. Mr. Truman said this country's material resources are limited. But he said it has "inexhaustible" resources of scientific and industrial skill which can be used to raise the living standards of peoples around the world. The President took the oath of office at 12:29 p. m., (EST). That launched the 64-year-old, one-time Missouri farm boy into the White House term he won in last fall's election over all but impossible odds. Alben W. Barkley, 71 year old veteran Kentucky Senator, was sworn in as Vice President six minutes before Mr. Truman. Chief Justice Vinson administered the oath to Mr. Truman. The President's left hand rested on two Bibles opened to the Beatitudes and the Ten ^Commandments . • • "Thou shalt not kill . . . "Blessed are the peacemakers." The scene was the east front of the Capitol, bathed under a brilliant winter sun. (Oontimied on Page Four) Two Pieces of Clark Chioaware Were Owned bq Queen Victoria Avalon RFD Carrier Starts 23rd Year Rides Jeep Nowadays, But Paul Barnhart Well Remembers Delivery by Horse. In his first years of carrying the mail in Livingston County, Paul Barnhart of Avalon carried the mail by horse, buggy, Model T Ford, or on foot, depending on the weather. The roads weren't so good nearly a quarter of a cenutry ago On one occasion he had five men on foot helping deliver the mail. At this time Mr. Barnhart is delivering the mail by modern jeep. The roads are better nowadays, but in the event of snow or mud he isn't troubled. The 4-wheel drive gets him through. During the recent sleet and ice he never missed a mile. And in this week's heavy snow he carried the 43 miles of his j route without chains on the tires. Barnhart this month began his twenty-third year as a rural carrier in Livingston County. He began in 1927 at Bedford and carried out of there three years before he transferred to Avalon. He has been there since. His RFD route is 43 miles but he never is more than six miles away from Avalon. He carries The Constitution-Tribune to 109 families. Two pieces of a china service which once belonged to royalty are in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Clark of Chillicothe. The fruit dish and plate were owned by Queen Victoria. The history of the china service was recalled yesterday with the discovery by Mrs. Clark of a 1911 clipping apparently from a Kansas City newspaper. It tells how Mr. Clark's grandmother, Mrs. Hariett Cobb of Savannah, Mo., came into possession of the chinaware. After her death the china was distributed among the members of the family. The newspaper relates that Mrs. Cobb had a brother who was a steward on a British warship at a time when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, her husband, reviewed the British navy. The china service used on the ship during the cruise fell into Mrs. Cobb's brother's hands when the cruise ended and he sent six plates, two fruit stands and other pieces of the china to his sister in Savannah after his retirement from the English navy. Mrs. Cobb received the china in about 1891. Mrs. Cobb was born in Bagin- stoke, England, and was the niece of Gen. Racout Brand of the British army, who had her educated, along with other nieces, at a select private school in Dorsetshire. Her husband was a brick manufacturer. The family, which consisted of the husband and wife and nine children, moved,'to America and Mr. Cobb established a stone quarry at Savannah. Four other children were born to the Cobbs at Savannah. A daughter, besides Mr. Clark's mother, Mrs. A. T. Clark, was Mrs. Elias H. Williams of ChUlicothe, now of Denver. The Elias Bible class of the First Christian church was named after Mr. Williams. TO ADDRESS TEACHERS Group WH1 Hear of Retirement System at Meeting Tonight. George Donahoe of Jefferson City, executive secretary of the Public School Retirement System of Missouri, will by principal speaker tonight at a meeting of the teachers of Chillicothe's public schools. County teachers also are invited, Supt. R. E. Houston, said this morning. Mr. Donahoe will discuss operation of the retirement system for teachers, following a dinner to be served at 6:30 o'clock in the high school cafeteria. Mr. Houston will speak on proposed state legislation affecting teachers. Cramer Mansur is president of the local Community Teachers Association. TRUMAN WILL STRIVE FOR WORLD-WIDE PEACE PLACES IN CONTEST Sylvan Bryan of MooresviHe Among Top 10 At Denver Show Sylvan Bryan, son of Fred Bryar. of Mooresville, was rated among the top 10 individuals in the intercollegiate livestock judging contest held in Denver recently., A student at Iowa State Col'ege, Bryan, placed sixth in the contest. A fellow student, Robert Bellman, Indianola, la./ was second high. FLIES COAL IN AIR UFT IN GERMANY Sergt. Francis Pringle Tells of Amercan Aid to Berlin. Sergt. Bernard (Francis) Prinsle wi 1 ! return the first of the month to Germany where he has been flvin* coal to Berlin 1 with the air lift task force, "Operation Vittles." Sergeant Pringle, a former Chillico- thean, has visited relatives and friends here. In the army since 1936, the sergeant is flight engineer on a C-54 cargo plane. The plane can carry 10 tons of coal at a time, with his unit flying 2,000 to 3,000 tons of coal a day from Fassberg, in the British zone of Germany, to Gatow air base at Berlin. They have been on duty 18 hours straight with four off. He returned to the United States because of the illness of his father, Louis Pringle, Kansas -City, Kans. Mr. Pringle now is home from the hospital and is recuperating. Sergeant Pringle's wife and son also returned from Germany ar.d are at their home at Pampa, TM. Because the child suffered from rheumatic fever in the European climate, the boy and his mother will remain at Pampa. The sergeant reports Russian flyers have not troubled them, although they "look us over." Because one engine went out and another sputtered, the co-pilot of Pringle's plane once kicked open a door and threw out the cargo they were carrying. It was tar, and the barrels splattered over a Russian air strip. "We heard about the incident from the Russians," recalled the sergeant with a smile. The Russians are good flyers, but he doesn't think they will achieve the standards of American pilots, Pringle said. The base at Fassberg is a wartime German fighter base. It is huge, being 17 miles around, but was so well camouflaged it was not discovered until late in the war. "You can't see the hangars from the air. You have to be right on it," the sergeant said. Bombers were found at this base which, the story g<;"Ji, were to be used to bomb New York. They nearly were huge long-range planes, but they fly like PT-19 trainers, Pringle said. Nonetheless, they could carry a terrific load. As an enlisted pilot, Sergeant Pringle flew P-39's and B-lTs on 37 battle missions during the war. He was in England, Africa. France and Germany. After the 37 missions h2 was assigned to the ferry service. Pringle will join the remainder of his crew at Westover Field, Mass., where they will board a reconditioned cargo plane and fly it back to Germany to start hauling coal all over again. He Took On Leadership of the Nation for Four More Years Today With That Pledge. DELIVERED FIGHTING INAUGURAL SPEECH The President Branded Communism the Chief Threat to Those Aims and a Breeder of War. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. (Jfh- Harry S. Truman was sworn in for his first full term as President of the United States at 12:29 p. m. EST today. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Alben William Barkley of Kentucky took the oath as Vice President of the United States at 12:23 p. m. EST today. (By the Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.^ 'Harry S. Truman took on lead! er ship of the nation for four more years today wth a pledge to strive for world-wide i "peace, plenty and freedom." In a fighting inaugural speech, he branded communism the chief threat to those aims and a breeder of war. It was the climatic moment of inauguration day for the 64-year- old, one-time Missouri farm boy who, over all odds, had won a White House term in his own right. He accepted that term by placing his left hand on Bibles opened' to > the Beatitudes and the Ten Cosh r -: mandments, raised his right hand t« God, and swore fco serve the nation faithfully in the uncertain years ahead. Chief Justice Vinson administered the oath. The scene was the east front of the Capitol, bathed in the brilliant sparkle of a bright, wintar sun. Just before Mr. Truman, Alben W. Barkley, 71-year-old veteran Kentucky Senator, was sworn in as Vice President. Within immediate range of Mr. Truman's voice from the steps of the Capitol were ~ thousands cf Americans. By radio, millions of others in this country and abroad heard him. Television carried the scene as far west as the Mississippi. 24 MORE FARMS NOW HAVE ELECTRICITY Twenty-four more farms received electricity from the Farmers Electric cooperative of Chillicothe since the last publication of its "Rural Wonder," the January issue reports today. The co-op is serving 2,987 members, 259 more than a year ago. It has 1,122 miles of line in Livingston and surrounding counties. WDLL LAWSUIT ARRIVES The lawsuit of a son, contesting the will of an Andrew County man. has been brought here on a change of venue from Nodaway County. The case of Clarence C. Brand, son of the late William F. Brand, is against John S. Brand, a brother of the deceased and others. The son was left with only one dollar in the purported win. (Continued on Page Two) Dimes Contest to Decide Who is the Locust St. Mayor The battle between Ray Frost and Ivan Haston as to which is the "mayor" of Locust street, has reached a head and will be decided soon, according to a decision made at the regular meeting of the Lions club last night. The two long have disputed the title. iHaaton, who operates a cleaning shop 'on South Locust claims the honor, as does a number of his friends. Frost, who operates a welding shop on the north, likewise claims the office. Members of the Lions club, to which both belong, have tried to settle the matter. One suggestion which nearly worked, was to have a mayor of North Locust and one of South Locust. . Ralph Norman came upon an idea which was received well by the members of the club. Frost and Haston have been made chairmen of the March of Dimes business district committee. Both can enlist the aid of as many workers as they wish. The one showing the largest amount of contributions from the business district at the end of the drive, will automatically be elected mayor. There is a possibility of having an inauguration later for the winner. The program for the club last night was presented by Chief Frank Whalen, Navy recruiter here; who spoke on his experiences in the North Pacific and showed • naval film of Admiral Richard K, Byrd's recent trip to the South Pole. Bob Blauw is program chairman of the month.
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