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» Alliance Council passed an ordinance to establish the regulation of coffee houses, which were being used throughout Northeast Ohio as blinds for gambling and prostitution, and had grown to a remarkable extent over several years. Young girls had been enticed to work as waitresses at such establishments and then forced into "white slavery" and forced to meet the demands of unscrupulous proprietors. The ordinance stated that a license fee of $50 be paid yearly to the mayor, who could revoke the license if the coffee house proprietor violated any state law or city ordinance. Only two rooms were allowed in conducting the business, and one of them was required to be a kitchen. It was also unlawful to employ a female in or about the coffee house. Penalty for violating the ordinance was $500 or imprisonment until the fine was paid.

» Former Alliance resident Lt. Fred L. Dutt was among 12 men who were killed when the four-motored Army bomber they were in crashed into the world’s largest illuminating gas storage tank in Chicago, igniting 10,000,000 cubic feet of gas. The plane, based at Tarrant Field in Fort Worth, Texas, was on a routine training flight. The bomber struck the upper part of the 500-foot structure, slid over the rim and inside as the illuminating gas flashed into fire. Witnesses said they saw the plane skim the office building of the People’s Gas Light and Coke Company and plunge against the tank, which cost $2,000,000 when built in 1928 and had the capacity for 20,000,000 cubic feet of gas. Residents of the nearest homes a quarter mile away said heat from the fire was so intense that children had to be moved. Dutt was a student officer who spent two years in Alliance working for the Master Feed and Seed Company before being transferred to Wisconsin. The brother of Alliance resident Glenn Dutt, who was also serving in the military, Fred Dutt roomed in the home of Mrs. John Maley, a resident of the 600 block of South Seneca Avenue, while in Alliance.

» Charles William Lofland, 64, whose address was listed as 345 French Court, died at the Mannos Tavern on East Oregon Avenue. The Strong Manufacturing blacksmith had complained that he wasn’t feeling well and went in a back room to take medicine, but collapsed before he could do so.

» The entire office force of the McCaskey Register Co. gave a farewell banquet to O.W. Albaugh, a six-year assistant sales manager leaving for Camp Gordon in Georgia, and Ralph Haycock, who resigned as head of the credit and collection department to take a position in Schenectady, New York, with General Electric. Each man was presented with an autographic camera.

» A middle-aged and well-dressed woman, who was not named, was the victim of a sneak thief while shopping at the city market house when she placed a hand bag on a counter near a cash register at one of the stands while she made some purchases. The woman, who claimed to have stashed in the purse diamonds, money and jewelry valued at $1,000 for safe keeping, left the bag on the counter as she stepped across an aisle to look at an item. When she returned to get money to make the purchase, she discovered that the bag was completely empty. Even her handkerchief had been taken.

» Joseph F. Votaw, 65, was fatally injured at the city sewage treatment works. An employee of the Broomall Construction Co. based in Salem, the Guilford resident fractured his skull and suffered a deep scalp wound when he fell from the first floor of a pump house into the basement when he lost his balance while some blocks were being unloaded.

» Approximately 450 area Democrats held a mock convention at Memorial Hall on the campus of Mount Union, choosing Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota as the Democratic candidate for president on the second ballot and Texas Gov. John Connally as his running mate on the first ballot.

» Maria Coalizzi Henning, an immigrant who taught American government, was honored as Marlington High School’s Teacher of the Year. Born in San Pietro, Italy, Henning and her family moved to the United States when she was 14. By her senior year, she was on the National Honor Society at Alliance High School and had earned a scholarship to attend Mount Union. A Jenning’s Scholar, Henning had been a teacher for more than 20 years when she was honored.