The Sandusky Register from Sandusky, Ohio on December 3, 1946 · Page 1
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SAVE WASTE FATS THE REGISTER More Than a Century in Tour Service-^ STAR-NEWS "'An Institution of Progress and Tradition THE WEATHER Considerable cloudiness with rising temperatures tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight about 30's, high Wednesday In the upper 30's» Founded 1822. Vol, 124. No. 179. United PreH SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1946 Associated Pres« Price Five Centa LEWIS UMW FOUND GUILTY U. S. AND BRITISH ZONES TO MERGE IN GERMANY JAN. 1 LEADERS NAME MASCOTS Economic Freedom For Area Assured By Action, Is Claim Chamber Of Commerce In Survey For Rooms NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UP) — .Secretary of Slate James F. Byrnes predicted today that the Big Four council of foreign ministers would begin their preliminary discussions of Germany here this weelc but that probably little more than agreement on future procedure will be decided. Byrnes made his statement at a press conference called to announce the details of the American-British plan for economic fusion of their occupation zones of Germany. The plan makes the United States and Bi-itain "equal partners" in treating the two zones as a single area. 13yrnes and British Foreign Er-| iicst Bevin in a joint statement! :>aid; •The agreement contemplates an economic program designed to make the area self-sustaining in three years. By this program i>^ is expected not only to dtcreasej the cost of occupation of the area but also to make possible the grad-j ual x-estoration of a healthy non- aggressive German economy which uijl contribute materially to the economic stability of Europe.'' The agreement includes a promise by the two governments to increase the present ration standard for Germany from 1,550 calories to 1,800 calories as soon as the world food supply permits. Byrnes admitted that the im mediate cost to the American taxpayer under the plan to fuse the two zones will be greater — ap- Due to the urgent need for sleeping rooms to accommodate industrial workers, the manufacturers' division of the Sandusky Chamber of Commerce will conduct a survey of the entire city in an effort to establish a list of available rooms, it was announced today by J. B. Springer, chairman of the manufacturers board. Headquarters for the survey will be out of the Chamber of Commerce offices. An acute housing situation existing here for some time has made it practically impossible to find living quarters for outside workers coming to Sandusky to be employed in local industrial plants, Springer stated. With one large new industry already established here and another one to come, the housing problem will probably not improve much for some time and to tide over this Republicans Reveal Conditions In Reich To U.S. Tomorrow WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 [fP) —A Republican decision to make public a staff investigator's ''oonfidentfal" report on conditions In the American occupation zone of Germany widened an already gaping party-line split in the Senate war investigating committee. the two zones remain separate. But he explained that at the end of three years under the unified (Continued on Page 5—Col. 3.) situation, local manufacturers feel that the^ room survey will go far to alleviate this condition until more homes can be built here. The manufacturers are appealing to every resident of Sandusky to co-operate in this room survey by listing any rooms they might be able to make available in their homes. Assistgnce' of such organizations as women'.s clubs, men's service clubs, Ministerial Association, insurance board, public and parochial schools and the like will be invited by the sponsors of the survey. The survey will not include houses or established apartments, but merely sleeping rooms and light-housekeeping quarters. At the outbreak of the war, the Chamber of Commerce sponsored the homes registration office which was a government project and was successful in locating hundreds of rooms for Trojan workers coming to Sandusky. At that time, the appeal for rooms conveyed an outstanding spirit of patriotism to the Sandusky citizens all of whom wanted to do their part in winning the war. The manufacturers feel that this same patriotic spirit can still be called On from a civic interest stand- pointy for unless industrial and others workers are able to find living quarters here, local business concerns will suffer. The sponsors of the room survey .anticipate an enthusiastic response. Any Sandusky people in a po^- sition to make a room available should call the Chamber of Commerce rooms registration office, Main 470 or call in person at the registration office at the Chamber of Commerce in the Hotel Rieger building. MINERS' LEADER BREAKS SILENCE, REBUKES JURIST A Sentence Deferred Jntil Tomorrow n Contempt Ruling Discuss Provisions Of Local Taxi Ordinance Husky pups are selected as mascots by ranking officers of the Byrd Antartic expedition aboard the USS Mt. Olympus at Norfolk, Va. From left: Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd; Capt. Rdbert S. Quackenbush, chief of staff and Rear Adm. Richard H. Cruzen, tactical commander. (AP Wirephoto) GALES BATTER THREE SHIPS IN ATLANTIC TODAY By United Press ^Vinds up to 65 miles an hour swept the Atlantic into mountain^us waves today and seriously hampered the efforts of rescuers to reach ships battered helpless by gales. At least three shi; ; were reported adrift. Twenty-eight persons needed treatment for exhaustion and exposure. Off Brant Rock, Mass, the coast guard cutter Algonquin searched for two men adrift on a life raft after they went over the side of the coal barge Winsor which foundered. The Algonquin already had saved Mrs. Lillian Washburn, 44, of Palmer, N. Y., and Walter S. Hodgdon 56, of New York from one of the rafts of the barge which had broken away from its towboat. A coast guard spokesman said tliere was little hope of finding the men who were identified as Mrs. Washburn's husband. Oscar, 48, and Frank Jensen of the 1 Seamen's Institute in New York. Mrs. Washburn had been aboard the barge to help with cooking. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police vessel. The French, worked Irantically to put a line aboard (he fishing vessel Ohio with a crew of 17, which lost its propel lor 100 miles off Halifax, N. S. The Canadian rescuers reached Ihe Ohio on instructions relayed from the coast guard station at Marshfield, Mass., when the fish- in:; vessel was unable to make direct 'contact with the Canadian ship. • The cutter Genetlan finally reached the Hall and put three men aboard to heln secure a tow ' line. A tug will tow the Hall to Norfolk, Va. GOP committee members — Brewster (R-Me), Ball (R-Minn), Ferguson (R-Mich) and Knowland (R-Calif). He declared it is not a committee report, but one by a committee employe, and is based in part on "hearsay evidence." In addition. Kilgore read reporters a letter from Secretary Patterson expressing the War department's opposition to release of the repoi-t. "As written,'' Kilgore quoted Patterson as saying, "This report erroneous picfure of the military erroneous icture of the military government in Germany." "From information available it appears that the subject matter of the report is based upon un(Continued on Page 5—Col. 4.) Railroad Union To Map Pay Hike Drive CLEVELAND, Dec. 3 (UP) —• Officials of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine- men meet here tomorrow to map the first drive for wage increases for the nation's railroad men. President David B. Robertson said "with living costs going up, we must have pay raises for our people." He said the union also would ask sweeping rule changes and would consider the problem of falling employment for members because of rapid introduction of multiple-unit diesel engines. Economist Lists Future Effects Of Coal Walkout WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UP)— A leading government economist predicted today that another 47 days of the coal strike would throw 5,000,000 workers into idleness, cut industrial production ^5 percent and create "an unprecedented transportation crisis". Philip M. Hauser, assistant to the secretary of commerce, said the nation also could expect the ! following results if the strike, now in the 13th day, lasted 60 days: 1—The annual rate of national ncome will drop from $170,000,000,000 to $150,000,000,000. 2.—Total income loss to workers will exceed a rate of $1,000,000,000 per month. 3.—Three-fifths of the nation's steel plants will be forced to shut down. 4.—Thirty-five percent of airline operations in the United States and 38 percent on trans- Atlantie routes will be halted. A 90-day strike would result in the "closing down of most of the electric utilities which use coal as fuel," Hauser said. He reported on the "impact of tire coal strike on the national economy" to Secretary of Commerce W. Averill Harriman. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hart- leib,ll27 Huntington-pl, a son, at Providence Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. C C. Schroder, Port Clinton, a son, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cron- cMUVplt, 8J6, Adams-st, a syii. at Good Samaritan Hospital, Rose Loves Not Wisely in By Jeaiuietle Covert Nolan A New Serial Beginning Wednesday LATE NEWS FLASHES MINE OWNERS OUST PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UP)—Edward R. Burke, who proposed last week that private mine owners resume negotiations with John L. Lewis, was forced out today as president of the Southern Coal Producers Association. The association, in effect repudiating Burke's stand, said in accepting his resignation that the question of negotiating with the United Mine Workers (AFL) "will become an' appropriate one" when operation of the mines is resumed. Lengthy discussion was held by the city commission and local taxicab operators following Monday night's regular meeting relative to the proposed taxicab ordinance which is expected to be adopted within the hear future. Operators were invited to join the commissioners and Police Chief R. G. Bravard in a general discussion aflep city officials had previously studied the 27-page ordinance. Several operators and others, through counsel, questioned several parts of the proposed legislation and offered suggestions. After final discussion and alterations by the commission, the proposed ordinance is expected to be presented by Solicitor William H. Smith for action at an early date. It was explained that the ordinance applies only to operation of taxicabs over city streets, and not to rates. This matter would be provided for in a separate ordinance and the operators were asked to submit their recommendations relative to. rates for consideration by the commissioners. at the Plum Brook ordnance works area. He said, however, the plant could be of value to some industry here if a sufficient amount of water was used. CALIFORNIA CITY IS STRIKEbOUND ^ ' OAJKLAinjrtSte;.,-^^ Feaeratiori-of Labor struck this city's in.dustries arid businesses at 5 a. m. today threatening virtual isolation of 1,000,000 residents along the eastern shore of the San Francisco bay. The strike was called to protest police protection given "imported strikebreakers" unloading merchandise at two picketed department stores last Sunday. PARTITION OF INDIA RULED OUT LONDON, Dec. 3 (UP)—Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, leader of the Indian Congress party, was quoted today as . saying after a conference with Prime Minister Clement Attlee that Pakistan a separate Moslem state in India—was "out of the question." Viscount Wavell, viceroy of India, and delegates of the rival Indian factions, arrived toy plane for conferences which may decide the future o"f India. WEIRD BLACK MARKET UNCOVERED BUDAPEST, Dec. 3 (UP)—Police disclosed today that seven persons have been placed und«r arrest in a weird black market inquiry in which a gang of former German SS men is charged with carrying out a series of organized murders and utilizing the flesh of their victims for sausage which was disposed of in tl>e black market. FRENCH ELECT SOCIALIST PRESIDENT PARIS, D2C. 3 (/P)—Socialist Vincent Auriol was elected president of the new French national assembly today, defeating the Communist and Radical-Socialist candidates. Auriol received 284 ballots. Marcel Cachih, Communist, 170, and Alexandre Varenne, Radical-Socialist, 98. Hearing was set for next Monday at 7:15 p. m, on a petition for vacation of a dead-end alley which runs from Park-blvd south 150 feet to Lockwood-av. A petition signed by all abutting prop erty owners was referred to the city engineer for investigation. If no objections are made at the meeting, the commission may authorize legislation to vacate the alley. The city of Sandusky has been notified by the U. S. Engineers that the state ^of Ohio, Department of Highways, has applied for (Continued on Page 7—Col. 2.) Upo'n motion by Commissioner James W. Higgins and seconded by Commissioner John B. Kahler, the commission approved a bid price of $1,000 to the War Assets Administration for procurement of the government pumping station located at Big Island and known as Lakeside station No. 1. In a telephone conversation with Engineer Clarence Stockdale Friday, Norman Kemper, evaluation engineer from the WAA re- .quested that the city submit a bid on the plant. Asked by Commissioner Kahler whether the station would prove of any value to water works facilities here, City Manager Karl H. Kugel commented that its only customers for raw water would be located Engineer To Give Data On BuildingCode ILYA To Elect At Sandusky Meeting; Candidates Listed NIGHT SCHOOL RULED OUT BY ELYRIA BOARD He Pickets Wife To Win Her Back BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 3 (/P) — Vincent Catena, 23-year-old disabled veteran, bundled himself up as warmly as he could today and returned to the one-man picket line he established Sunday in an effort to win back his wife, Jeanette, also 23. "I don't think any girl would want to go back to a fellow who picketed her home," Jeanette said while her husband paced up and down in front of the home of "interfering" in-laws, Mr. and and Mrs. Fred Strabel,- Jeanette^s parents. "It's an awful silly thing to do," she added. "He can just keep on walking as far as I'm concerned." She said she would not bother to seek a court order restraining Vincent from picketing. FARMER FOUND DEAD BUYCRUS, Dec. 3 (P?) — E. K, Claus, 42jyear-old farmer, reported missing since last Friday, wa.S' found dead in a downtown office building yesterday and police said they • believed he suffered a heart attack. Edgar W. Kiefer, Port Huron, Mich., is expected to be elected commodore of the Inter Lake Yachting Association when ^ 200 or more delegates gather at the Sandusky Yacht Club here Saturday afternoon for the 54th annual winter meeting. He is unopposed for election and will succeed Dr. Lester R. Mylandcr who has headed the organization for the past year. Ted Farnsworth, Detroit, and Charles F. Stewart, Mentor Harbor, are candidates for the office of rear commodore, the only position which has more than oiie candidate selected by the nominating committee. Other* nominees arc: Alexander Winton. Jr.. (Cleveland), vice commodore; Dr. Roy K. Evans, (Put-in Bay), fleet surgeon; E. P. Robertson (Detroit), sail yacht measurer; Ward H. Peck fDetroit), trustee; T. A. Davenport (Detroit), delegate to North American Yacht Racing Union; C. R. Sutton (Detroit), delegate to Yacht Racing Union of the Great Lakes; William E. Lyman (Sandusky), John G. Robinson (Cleveland) and L. H. Thompson (Detroit), delegates to the American Power Boating Association. George Michaux, Sandusky, was on tlte nominating committee which selected the slate during the August L L. Y. A. regatta at Put-in Bay. Details of the entertainment program and annual dinner will bo announced later by Herman King and Earl Seitz, entertainment co-chairmen. ELYRIA. Dec. 3 (UP)—Night activities and night school classes were discontinued effective Monday in EljTia school buildings by action last night of the local school board. AV. O. McClellan, school business manager, said most of the schools would exhaust their coal supplies by Jan. 1. Loroin-Co Site For State Park To Be Appraised, Report COLUMBUS. Dec. 3 (UP)— Appraisals of three sites of proposed state parks cast of Cleveland on Lake Erie will begin as soon as William A. Slinchcomb, Cleveland park executive, works out a survey plan. Public Works Director Frank Raschig said today. Raschig said he had requested Lorain-co Engineer Donald Patterson to recommend appraisers for the proposed site west of Cleveland, located at the mouth of Beaver creek at the western edge of Lorain-co. An appraisal fund of $15,000 was released two weeks ago by the state controlling board from the $400,000 appropriJited by the state legislature for the two parks. Finish Repairs To Dock At Lakeside, Plan Other Work LAKESIDE, Dec. 3 — Repairs to the Lakeside dock, under way since mid-summer, have been completed by David Jeremy, Port Clinton marine contractor, K. E.. Miller, business manager of the Lakeside Association, announced oday. More than 250 feet of the 600- foot dock was rebuilt to a width of 33 feet with heavy steel and concrete consti-uction, and both sides were lined with sheet steel piling. The repairs, costing an estimated $2,000, were made necessary by severe damage to the dock by northeast storms last spring, Miller said. Improvements to the pavilion at the entrance to the dock also will be made before the opening of the 1947 season. Plans also are under way for beginning a program of resurfacing Lakeside streets and a start will be made in the business sec-, tion before the opening of the 1947 season, according to Miller. New President Definite action for drafting a building code for the city of Sandusky is expected to be taken at next Monday night's city commis sion ineeting at which time the city engineering department will present a report. A model building code from the state of California and similar to that which Sandusky expects to put into effect to cover the needs of local residents building homes, will be carefully studied this week by City Engineer Clarence Stockdale and Kenneth Polta, also of the engineering department. Commissioner James W. Higgins said he believed Polta qualified to prepare a code. Commissioner John R. Kahler, who has taken a leading role in the quest tor a building code here, again introduced the matter for discussion during Monday night's meeting. He urged that the city, now operating under the building code of 1909, repeal this legislation and then take immediate steps to prepare a modern code. Once again discussion arose as to whether the city should attempt to have its engineering department prepare a code or whether (Continued on Page 7, Col. 4) WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UP) —Judge T. Alan Goldsborough today found John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers guilty of contempt but de-'. ferred sentence until tomorrow, when the government is expected to demand imposition of a jail term and a heavy fine. The government, it was under- 1 stood, is expected to ask the cotirt to fine Lewis and his United Mine . Workers (AFL) perhaps as muph i as $200,000 for each day of the ; national soft coal strike. Such a fine would stop whenever Lewis told the miners to go back to work. Goldsborough accepted all 'of : the government's arguments of fact and law in pronouncing Lewis guilty of both civil and criminal contempt. The contempt was for ignoring the court's temporat]^ order of Nov, 18 directing Lewis to call off the strike of 400,0(30 coal miners. ••'^ , The union will appeal the ver- ' diet and the sentence when it iS" imposed. Whether the sentence would be carried out or held in abeyance pending outcome of the,, I appeal apparently was-a matter"':! for Goldsborough to decide. The union would initiate its appeal in the court of appeals for • the District of Columbia. Either side, however, could then immediately ask the Supreme Court to take jurisdiction and hear the* case without waiting for it to^ go through the appeals court. ' The strike, now in its 13th day, has slowed down industry, forced the closing of schools in many places, and has thrown more than half a million persons out of work. V (Continued on Page 5—Col. 6) BBAKEMAN STRICKEN CHARDON, O., Dee. 3 m— John B. Sheterom, about 60, of Painesville. O., a brakeman for the Baltimore v"k Ohio Railroad, died today apparently of a heart attack when he loll from a freight train. British, U. S. Pact Aimed At Russia Is Denied By Officials WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UP) — High government officials today flatly denied reports that the United States and Britain were on the verge of a secret defense pact aimed at Soviet Russia. "The United States is committed to the United Nations for any international defense measures and is making no pacts — secret or otherwise — with anybody," one high ranking official said. The denial followed a statement in London by Konni Zil- liacus. Labor member of the British parliament, that a secret pact was being negotiated. He said it was aimed at Russia. The Laborite's statement created a stir despite denials both in Washington and London. Congress Action On Debt Reduction Urged Miguel Aleman, first civilian president in Mexico since 1911, reads the oath of office as he is sworn in at Mexico City. Dlplo- raatio officials of 39 nations at­ tended.the ceremony. (NEA Tcleplioto) WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (;P) — A proposal that Congress by law require a minimum payment of $5,000,000,000 yearly toward reducing! the public debt came today from Chairman Cannon (D-Mo) of the House appropriations committee. He told reporters that the legis lators ought to be aiming at chopping down the $262,000,000,000 national debt rather than talking of cutting taxes. ICKES TESTIFIES ^ TODAY IN HEARING ON PIPELINES USE WASHINGTON-. Dec. Z {??) ^ ] While the government pressed % plans to turn the Big and Little- Inch pip^ines into gas conveyors! during the coal strike, a congressional committee, called Harold L. Ickes today to hear his ideas on ultimate disposal of ' the war- built lines. Oil and gas interests are vying for permanent use of the $145,000,000 project that Thurman Arnold, former head of the Justice department anti-trust division, described as "the Muscle Shoals of the second World War." In current hearings, the House surplus property committee hopes to develop conclusions as what would be the best use, from the standpoint of national good. ^ Ickes as wartime fuels admini&> J trator directed the constructioh A of the huge oil lines running 1,« 500 miles from the Southwest to ? the eastern seaboard. The decision to move gas through the lines during the gov- ;,l ernment's struggle with Mijlo|' Chief John L. Lewis was njfr^l nounced yesterday. Interior Sec*' relary J. A. Krug told the commits'^ tee natural gas would begin rftov* ing within five or six days VCi would help relieve the fuel sh' age caused by the coal strike. T lines have been idle since the Chairman Slaughter (D-Mo) tj newsmen the decision "indli (Continued on Page 5—Col,, TWO WOMEN Kll^LED CINCINNATI. Dec. 3 (.^P) — Mrs. Louise Forrest, '39, and Mrs. Dealier Cox, 56, were killed yesterday in a collision of a New York Central train and an auto driven by Mrs. l.iucy Libboc who Wtis injured critically.

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