Ogden Standard Examiner, December 23, 1952

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December 23, 1952

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Ogden Standard-Examiner (Newspaper) - December 23, 1952, Ogden, Utah Weather VTAH Partly cloudy, night and momlng fog in Salt Lake Valley; colder; high 22-32; low 5-15. OGDEV Cloudy and colder; high near 28; low 15. Temperatures Min.! Mir. MIn. en ......33 16IUU1 Vecu 32 Billings .....3i .32 32 Boise ........39 19Sew York 34 Boston.....39 32 .......26 ...34 Cbiugo .....40 Fran. ...M U Slit No. 347 OGDEN, UTAH, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1952 5 Cinh 18 2 Sections 14 Die As Hospital Plane Is Hit Six Americans Among Victims Of Korea Mishap SEOUL, Korea (UP) A hospital evacuation trans- port plane, loaded with American casualties, collid- ed with a jet plane on the runway of a western Korea airbase last night, and 14 persons were killed. The Fifth Air Force said the disaster took place while both planes were in motion on the runway but not in the air. Six American hospital patients I and two flight nurses were among the dead. The pilot of the jet plane, a medical technician and four members of the Greek air force, who were operating the plane, were also killed. The transport, a U. S. Air Force plane piloted by a Royal Hellenic Air Force crew, was taking off when it smashed into the jet, The accident was believed to be the first ground-to-ground col- lision of the Korean War. The C-47 had just landed to, pick up the six patients from an I evacuation hospital. The wreckage burst into flames seconds after the collision, but the 13 persons killed were be- lieved to have died instantly on impact. The Air Force issued only a brief announcement after a Co- lumbia Broadcasting System ra- dio correspondent learned of the crash while visiting the hospital where the survivor was taken. "We were not planning to re- lease the story at all unless some- body broke said Lt. Col. Bradford Evans, Fifth Air Force public information officer. "Upon one query, we made it a general release to all." An Air Force board immedi- ately began an investigation. Jusf Too Much- The noise and bustle of Christmas shopping was just too much for little James Donald Mead, 2, Sahara Village, who got himself separated from his Mom in yesterday's big crowds. He's fast asleep in the arms of August Nussbaum, police youth bureau officer. U.S. Bombs Red Propaganda Base SEOUL, Korea (UP) Ameri- can warplanes blasted a huge Communist troop center near Chaeryon in Northeast Korea to- day, destroying 40 buildings and leaving the whole area a mass of flames and columns of black smoke. The attack came shortly after F-80 Shooting Stars smashed a Red airbase at Pyongyang, capital of North Korea from which the Reds weer believed to have been carrying out an intensified propa- ganda leaflet campaign over Al- lied front line positions. Four Sabrejets roving North Korea to block off Red attempts to intercept the fighter-bombers dueled with eight Red Mig-15's, sending one of them plunging to earth. Today's claim, plus three prev- ious claims confirmed by the Fifth Air Force, brought the De- cember toll of Red jets to 42. The ground war was quiet ex- cept for scattered patrol actions. Temperatures plummeted to 13 degrees above zero. Keep Eye On Junior In Big Crowds Mom should keep an extra close tab on Junior during these final frantic Christmas shopping hours if she brings him into the bustling shopping centers down- town, police suggested today. Otherwise, she will be forced into even more frantic moments looking for the little tyke. He can get lost in a hurry in those big, noisy store crowds. And for little Junior or Judy, the experience of finding oneself adrift in those crowds that surge in and out of the stores hour upon hour is harrowing, Only Five or Six Lost But police said they have been pretty lucky this Yule shopping season. Only five or six young- sters have got lost and taken to police headquarters where they were held for parents. "In nearly all cases the par- ents of lost children are very grateful when they come burst- ing into the station and see their little child safe." said August Nussbaum, police youth bureau officer. "You can read it in the par- ents' faces it's like they hadn't seen their boy for five years, the way they grab them up and hug Police Right on Job Parents can take consolation in the fact police get right on the job when lost child reports come in. Officers usually have them in tow within a few minutes. Junior is seldom crying by the CAP1 Th time Mom arrives. He's.usually NaUonal tation of f ting in the desk sergeant's of- turers refused again today to help f'ee-' -weannS a s hat Police Nab One Of Seven Who Dug From Prison WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) Six tough, patient convicts who scooped out 12 tons of dirt in boring a 200 foot tunnel under the Washington State Prison walls were hunted throughout the Pacific Northwest today. Seven made the spectacular escape early yesterday morning. One, Kalph Courser, 45, sentenced in Seattle on a robbery charge last July, was wounded and cap- tured in Portland six hours later. The manhunt for the fugitives was one of the region's greatest. It centered in the Portland area, where police believed at least three other escapees headed with Courser in a car stolen from Walla Walla. The convicts still at large were described by prison officials as dangerous and "maxi- mum security" prisoners. Astounds Authorities The break astounded author- ities at the penitentiary, who said the men must have worked for months digging out the dirt a cup- ful or handful at a time. The tunnel, about 15 inches in diameter, began in an ash pit near the prison powerhouse and came out near a guards' tower on the north wall. If prison cups were used, of- ficials said, it would have taken of them to complete the bore. The dirt was scattered each day with the ashes and carted away. The entrance was beneath steel plates used in the ash pit. Refuse to Aid WSB Ogden to Gel Another New School Building Planned for Bonneville Area Another new 12-room ele- mentary school will be built next year to ease congestion in the Bonneville bench area, Supt. T. 0. Smith.said today. The federal government will put up most of the out of an estimated total cost of 500. It will be located on 9th Street about a block east of Harrison Boulevard. The school system is buying a seven-acre tract from the state, now the southeast part of the state tuberculosis sana- torium. Last Saturday jSupt, Smith got word" of another allot- ment, to be used to build an ele- mentary at 12th Street and' Gram- ercy Avenue. Work on both proj- ects probably will get started by spring. Entitled to Money City schools were entitled to the money under Public Law 815, providing federal aid for areas where defense industries have in- flated the population. For both schools, federal money will finance the great bulk of the cost. The Bonneville bench school will run around the government estimated, and the 12th Street building, The latter will be more be- cause they're planning two extra rooms plus equipment as a cen- ter for physically handicapped children. Plans for the Bonneville area school are barely underway. Nev- ertheless, they should be okayed by the iime construction could start. "Ready by "We're hoping "both of them will be ready for occupancy next the superintendent said, "even if we have to limit our- selves to part of the structures at first." Both areas involved are crowd- ing existing facilities. The J12lh Street school will open with at least 400 pupils, he said. There'll be 350 ready to start at the Bon- neville unit when it's ready., At present, students who'll no to the 12th are going to Mound Fort. Those to go to the Bonne- ville are now attending Mound Fort and the present Bonnevilie. Boundaries for latter haven't been decided yet. i But for the 12th. they'11 roughly '.be Jefferson Avenue oh the west, 'Ogden river on the south, the mountains on the east and 7th Street on the north. 'Both schools, when finished, will be very much like the new 12-room Wasatch and Taylor schools. Each will have multiple purpose rooms for cafeteria, audi- torium and gym. Allison Asks More in 1953 Budget Calls for Wants No Boost in Taxes A budget message described as "masterful" by the City Council, showing in detail Ogden's needs and stress- anese motor launch today rescued single-handedly all re-j ing, the importance of long-range fiscal planning to achieve maining passengers and some total of about; them, was presented by City Manager E. J. Allison last 150 the French cruise liner Champollion. It' night, was wrecked in the Mediterranean off Beirut. Although Mr. Allison's proposed 1953 budget of In Paris the French News Agency said all remaining passengers and crewmen have been taken "off. 150 Rescued, 17 Leap io Death From Stricken French Liner BEIRUT, Lebanon heroic captain of a Leb- Mixes Romance With Robbery CHICAGO (AP) One of two men who held up a chain food store last night mixed a little romance with robbery. As Cashier Mrs. Anne Lidquist, 37, was scooping out bills and silver for one of the robbers, he gave her a resounding kiss. "Don't be he smiled, keeping his gun pointed at her. "I won't hurt Marine Throws Grenade Into Bar, Is Killed NEW YORK (UP) A Marine sergeant on Christmas leave threw an incendiary hand gren- ada into a crowded bar early to- day and was shot to death by an off-duty policeman in a seven- block chase through dark Man- hattan streets. The 19-year-old sergeant, iden- tified as Eugene McDermott of New York, died of a bullet wound in the head six hours after he terrorized an.entire.neighborhood by throwing a grenade in a West Side bar. Thirteen persons were injured in the spray of burning phosphorous from the bomb. Police said the fiery blast lit- erally "burned the pants off one man in the bar, John H. Orth, 50, a federal narcotics agent. Orth was in the bar on a narcotics in- vestigation not connected with the bombing." Police establish no def- inite motive for the bombing. They 'said McDermott apparently threw the grenade in an outburst of anger or resentment against someone in the bar. fhe Truman administration staff the Wage Stabilization Board. It's Frigid But Traubel's and belt, eating ice cream or a candy bar, or sitting on an offi- cer's lap listening to a story. French Premier Grand Opera Wows Troops! pinay Resips a n_______TT_I__L____ ___ i __i__ SEOUL Soprano see her" accompanist, .who Traubel admitted to some sur-i was playing a small -organ in the r-ise today after turning nf mBCch3ii opera loose on American soldiErs far corner of a and getting a foot-stomping, whistling cry for more. struck out and she laughed, "and we got together Miss Traubel, Wagner and the as we went'along." American soldier in Korea were Mi in Drjvate Mrs all fast friends after two days of in Pnvate concerts. She packed the house. Wllllam toured the wards The Metropolitan Opera star with her husband then sang over admitted she felt a little fearful the ship's loudspeaker system. about coming to Korea and was She said after seeing the "surprised" at the GI reaction to wounded she soft things- grand opera. i no Wagner. "I'm r.o Betty Button and she's I was a little Miss Traubel told a soldier audience last night after they had brought her back on stage with volleys of whistles, hand-clapping and even a few sophisticated "bravos." Never Saw 'em Before The big-voiced opera star sang In a frigid Seoul theater where her breath condensed into cold clouds as the hit the high notes. Once in her opera and concert career, she had been troubled in one place "with bats flying back and she said, but never before had she been able to watch her songs as they came out. The temperature outside was well below freezing and not much warmer inside. Her accompanist, Julio Estaban Anguita, had to beat his hands between songs to keep his fingers flexible. Brings Down House "It is wonderful what they are doing she added, how they are taking care of the wounded. Those boys are won- derful. I am so came." She visited troops in the south near Pusan today. She will leave for Manila and get back to the United States in February. Miss Traubel sang a great number of spirituals and Telig- ipus songs aEd the soldiers really liked them. She packed the Seoul theater for two to about men. Each with night, she would start few lighter songs and then ask her want to sing just one little Wagner aria." The audience, including Eighth Army Commander. Gen. James A. Van Fleet and 'South Korean President Syngman Rhee Earlier in the day, the St. Louis the first night, shouted approval oper star had another unusual first in her concert career. She sang aboard the hospital ship Consolation and could not and Mhs Traubel shook the war- damaged theater with a selection from "Die Walkure" that almost literally brought down the house. PARIS (AP) President Vin: cent Auriol today formally ac- cepted the resignation'of Premier Antoine Pinay 16 hours after Pinay submitted it. Pinay, after nine-months in of- fice, offered- his resignation in a dramatic announcement from the floor of the National Assembly. He acted after the Catholic Pop- ular Republican Movement MRP's part of his coalition majority, re- fused 'to back him in the first of three new confidence votes on a 1953 budget. Auriol had tried to avoid a Yuletide cabinet crisis by trying .to talk Pinay out of resigning. "My decision is Pinay told reporters. "It is not possi- ble to carry such heavy charges and responsibilities without a sol- id majority." Bulletin WASHINGTON 'thin one-fourth of the crew of thii French liner Liberte will be refused shore leave when thai big ship reaches New-York Harbor tomorrow moi-ntng, the Justice Department said today. Ike's Guesk IB Killed SEOUL (AP) Cpl. James A. Murray, one of three soldiers who lunched with President-e 1 e c t Dwigbt D. Eisenhower on a Ko- rean hillside Dec. 4, was killed in action six dsys later, the Army said today. Snow Flurries Are Forecasl Air Force Still Can't Tell Why Plane Crashed WASHINGTON (AP) The Air Force said today a prelimin- ary investigation of the Moses La'ke, Wash., air disaster '.has failed to turn up a cause for the crash of the giant C-124 transport. It said, too, it has not found any i reason to order the grounding o.f By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Additional snow flurries were forecast for this afternoon for some sections of Utah and North- ern Idaho, but Weather Bureau meteorlpgists said that Inter- mountain areas skipped tiy the are likely to get no more snow before Christmas. Much of the area already is snow covered, with yesterday's storm blanketing Western Utah south nearly to the Arizona bor- der. Highways throughout the Utah- Idaho area were slippery. Snow which fell in Southern Idaho'Sun- day night and early yesterday melted during the afternoon, then froze at night to coat roads with a surface of ice. All Main Roids Qpen Roads generally were coated with snow throughout Northern and Eastern Idaho and at higher elevations in Utah. All main roads were open, however. Temperatures droppsd well be- low freezing throughout the area last night and similar readings were predicted for tonight. Fog blanketed valleys during the morning hours. Yesterday's storm brought three inches of snow to down- town Salt Lake City if. only three hours, snarling transportation. At the Alta skiing resort in the Wa- satch Mountains nine inches of new snow increased the total on the ground to 39 inches. Slide Kills 23 Tourists INNSBRUCK, Austria Wind-whipped snow and warnings of new avalanches today .slowed the grim task of identifying 23 foreign tourists crushed to death in "a tourist bus in the worst mountajn disaster of modern Aus- trian Sustory. C-124's. Air Force headquarters re- leased and interim report from the group probing the crash in which 86 persons were killed. The C-124, loaded with home- ward-bound servicemen, crashed in flames moments after taking off from Larson Air Force Base last Saturday. "In addition, the airplane, was test flown on the day before the accident and everything checked out the Air Force said. It noted, too, that the chief pilot, First Lt. William N. O'Con- nell, had more than hours of flying time, including over 400 hours in C-124's. O'Connell had just completed his instrument check in the air- plane three days before the crash and was fully qualified in C-124 instrumentation procedures, the report said. The weather at takeoff time was well above the minimum re- quirements for takeoff from Lar- son, the report noted, adding that the plane's total gross weight of pounds was well within the allowable pounds per- mitted at takeoff. Before the rescue, scores of panic-stricken passengers had leaped from the slanting deck of the liner into the sea, 17 to death, about 45 to be rescued by Leba- nese fishing boats. Seventeen crewmen who volun- teered to try to swim ashore with a lifeline were picked up yester- day by little Lebanese fishing boats. For awhile it looked grim for those remaining aboard, with the ship fast breaking up and waves sweeping over it. There was an anxious huddle of officials and boatmen on 'the shore. Capt. B. Kadwan, who pilots ocean-going ships into Beirut Harbor, volunteered to go to 'the rescue. Radwan bounced his launch through seas to the Champol- lion, its back broken and heel- ing over at a 50-degree slant. Threw Him Ropes Crew members of the Champol- lion threw him ropes. He secured his little craft to the side of the liner. The crewmen threw rope lad- ders'over the side. While Radwan maneuvered his boat close, men and women started clambering down, the side, first the women, then the men passengers, then some crewmen. Three women car- ried babies in their arms. Three other children; climbed down in safety. V One casualty was a 12-year-old boy. He fell while climbing down a ladder. His head struck a bul- wark of the launch and he died on the way to shore. Radwan made three trips In all, bringing about 50 persons to safety each time. x 484 is more than this year's, no increase in the tax levy is recommended. Council members received cop ies of the thick, 150-page budget for individual study. They have; 7 ,t _ indicated they will accept the f Ull I OmOHOW city manager's recommendations. not to go higher than the cur-1 The complete budget message t1 Budget Message rent 18.5 mill levy. will be published in tomorrow's story today. One Brodie Twin Still in Coma CHICAGO separ-. ated Brodie Siamese twins will miss the traditional children's Christmas celebration this year. Rodney Dee was still in critical condition today and his weaker twin, Roger Lee, was in the twi- light zone between life and death. Six days have passed since a team of specialists severed the fused tissue, nerve structure and blood system that joined the 15- month-old boys at the top of their heads. Roger Lee was still in a deep coma. His condition was called "still very precarious." Rodney was still no marked change in his condition has been noticed in three days. The pediatrics ward of the Uni- versity of Illinois Educational and Research Hospital, where the twins are being cared for, is the scene of several gay children's parties each year. If the boys were better, they would undoubt- edly have a peek tit a Santa Claus. hospital said that a flood of Christmas cards, addressed to the twins or their parents, Mr.. and Mrs. Roy't Brodie, have been I tenance and inadequate funds for received at the medical center. I development, the park system Public hearing on the budget j Ogden Standard-Examiner. High- was set down for Saturday Jan. lights are the accompanying 3, iat a.m., at the Council's regular meeting. The city charter provides that the city may carry over into the new year under the old budget if necessary. Three items were mainly re- sponsible for the proposed in- creases to continue wage increases approved this year; in special assess- ment bonds, an item which here- tofore has not been shown as part of the general budget, and 365 for capital outlay. Unbiased Picture Mr. Allison said he considered it to be his duty as city manager to "give as clearly as possible an unbiased picture of the city's problems and to apprise the gov- erning body and the citizens of the financial and physical condi- tions of the city." But despite the enormity of the heeds, Mr. Allison observed; "It does not present an impos- sible situation, but merely means we are going to have to discon- tinue our year-to-year, hit-and- miss method of improvement and develop a long-range improve- ment based on a sound fiscal policy." Highlights Of Message Following are highlights of Mr. Allison's message: streets are in fair to bad condition and are of a type that are not adapted to the kind of have. With-the, exception of the old paved streets (which were' constructed and the cost assessed to' the abutting property we have miles of light type surfacing which is cheap to lay hut very expensive to maintain. To give a concrete example, Mr. Allison cited the "poor con- dition of Ogden's streets in Feb- ruary of this year." Yet, 000 of Class C road money was spent on the streets during the summer of 1951. "This clearly demonstrates how far behind ade- quate maintenance has lagged." He said a goodly mileage of Ogden's paved streets, due to deferred maintenartce, .are at a point now where unless they are resurfaced in the near future the bases will be damaged beyond repair. "A portion of this can be done each year, but at the present rate of revenue it is going to require a minimum of five years to get the major traffic ways in first class condition." Secondary Water Supply badly needs rehabilitation. Many need relandscaping and a general renovation of park structures is urgent. The Mt. Ogden Park, which has a high potential as a recreational area, is undeveloped. 'It does not seem rational to start the development of this park until our existing park system has been brought up to standard." Municipal over- trowded condition of the build- ing must be soon recognized. "It is not possible to have efficient and satisfactory operation of the p'olice department when they are scattered over four floors." Need Sewage Plant Sewer The city soon will be forced to install a sewage treat- ment plant, due to heavy con- tamination below the outfall in Weber River. "As the situation. :now stands, when the low flow comes during the summer the farmers below the outfall have practically nothing but the sew- age with which to irrigate." There are areas in Ogden. where sewage backs into base- ments, due to heavy infiltration of water. Some sewers that were laid to be used as gravity lines are now operating under pressure, due to overloading. Some.of the older sections of the city do not have sufficient facilities. Some of major trunkiinea must be re- placed. Need Sub-Slations Ogden does not have a favorable insurance rate. It is hoped next inspection of un- derwriters will improve the pres- ent rate by at least two grades. There is evident need for two additional sub-stations one in the west portion and one in the south portion of Ogden. The stadium is badly deterior- ated, the board fence will soon have to be replaced, the log stands have been condemned and cannot be used in the future. The mechanical ski lift at Snow Basin will have- to be replaced in the future; the public demand for another swimming pool is not far off, and there has long been a demand for the enlargement of the city golf course. "Among the urgent the city manager continued, "is con- struction of a new shelter for the dog pound." Re said another major problem is traffic conges- the downtown section. 'The solution of this problem will tion system is in heed of much j requVe7l5izabVcapUai''o'utIa'y." work. There are sections of town Mr AUison told the Council where it is not possible to mam- tain an adequate supply during heavy demand months. The de- velopment of the petitioned sec- ondary water supply must be studied and would require a ma- terial capital outlay. Parks Due to deferred main- Arizonan Admits Taking PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) A mild-mannered cashier in the Maricopa County treasurer's of- fice, who confessed taking 500 in public funds since 1949, said he is ready to face embez- zling charges. "I should have known I could not get away with said Philip John Franfcel. "I was a fooL" The 34-year-old college gradu- ate said he began embezzling in May, 1949. He said he couldn't support bis wife and five chil- dren on his monthly salary of 5545, ..which has since been raised to last night at the gala society premiere in Rome of his jnqvie he smiled, waved to the cheers as he stepped 'out of his car. Then a barrage of old apples, oranges, and cabbages' flew at -him: Though struck several 'timeSi he Names in the News Chaplin Gets The Raspberry When Charlie Chaplin arrivedfous and rundown. She wouldn't kept smiling and ____ went on in. His Chaplin wife, the former Oona O'Neal came later, missed the barrage. Police arrested four Italian pro- Facists. Ei-Price Boss Michael V. Dis- Salle, returning to the govern- ment as Economic -Stablization Administrator, said it's like get- ting married for the third time. "The original anticipation seems to be gone." The six-year marriage of Holly- woodites Anne Baxter and John BocJiai is on. the rocks. Miss Bax- ter, granddaughter of Revolution- tude caused her to become nerv- say if recent publicity about her her was involved. "We felt sick about she said of the marriage breakup. "We tried our best." In Tokyo Mrs. Mark Clark, wife of the supreme Allied com- mander in the Far East, was winding up her successful drive for Christmas gifts for Japanese children. She started last sum- mer when she was saddened by the plight of Japanese orphans. Her appeals to friends in the U. S. netted in' cash and presents for fuel, clothing, volley balls, bas- ketballs, baseballs, baseball bats and gloves, baby rattles, soap and hair clippers and many others. It's been 40'years since Sam Goldwyn went iato the movie- making business. So they gave him a-gold'key to the city of Beverly Hills yesterday. They met through a mutual in- terest in horses. The estranged wife of Comedian Keenan Wynn likes to drive sulkies and Dan ary Architect Frank Lloyd Dailey jumpers. They'll Wright, said her husband's atti marry as soon as she gets a Mexi- can divcirce. (he three main ingredients in long-range planning are: Where are we? do we want to be, and are we going to get there? He said his detailed analysis of city needs was designed to show the citizens where the city stands now. "To determine where we want to be, we must establish the minimum standard required lo give the' result? expected by the general public. "The difference in dollars and cents between where we are and where we are going, presents the problem of how we are going to get there, and this brings us the long-range fiscal program." The proposed budget provides employment of 15 additional men, to be distributed among the streets, police, fire and garbage departments. Six men will be added to the streets department, to almost make up for the eight who were dropped from the pay- rolls just before Mr. Allison 'took office last February. Dr, Brady JA Comics ..............2B, SB Dr. Crane Editorials 4A Beulah France SA Gallup Poll-.............. 4A Walter Lippmann 4A Ruth 5A Obituaries 5B Drew Pearson 4A Radio-TV Programs 3B Sports...............SA. 9A Theater................. 4B 20. and 50 Years Ago......4A Vital Statistics 5B Al Warden Women's ......5A, 6A ;