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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS InterraooBtain Network Station KALL fMondaj Throoeh Fritter WEATHER Snow flurries Saturday I Details on Page 10 79 SALT LAKE SATURDAY JANUARY 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Grand Jury Raps Prison Setup County Panel Ends Session No More Indictments Issued By EDNA DRAPER With issuance of live presentments on governmental affairs the Salt Lake county grand jury officially adjourned Friday night after being in session nine a record length of No additional indictments were By a grand jury cannot serve longer than to the end of the year during which it was Criticism of state prison recommendations for legislative including laws to punish malfeasance in office and findings of an investi gation of the 1946 city bleacher incident were contained in five The jury took the new present ments before Third Judge Roald Hogenson before the mo tion for adjournment was made by 49 ENTRY Foreman Harry Bleacher Report The final report by the jury concerned construction bleach ers for the use of the Salt Lake City Football corporation under direction of Commissioner Fred and use of city property and We do not believe it in the gen eral public interest to reopen this said the This happened over two years ago during June and July of when was paid for this labor and The city com as directors of city saw fit to accept the check and make the report and to do nothing The presentmentcommented on the investigation by members of the adding This matter was fully publicized and the city commission in effect censured the conduct of Commis sioner At this late date wo have concluded to take no further action on the We feel the city commissioners had the responsibility of acting in re gard to this matter at that Other Findings Findings and recommendations relative to Salt Lake county jails and tale piisons asked specifically The state as soon and pro vide suitable accommodations for inmates housed at the 21st South program be set up at the tha Mountain prison farm could learn tif ic farming and through this institution could be and be given complaints ifrbm inmates that they are re quired to furnish their own cloth ing and that by the time they are what clothes they had are worn out and the pro vided by the state is inadequate to equip them sufficiently so they can fit into regular civilian Complaints regarding lack of proper medical attention both at 21st South prison and the Point of the Mountain be remedied by more frequent calls by doctors and getting the men treated without Old Buildings at the prison are termed hopelessly and sanitation is reported as nol Temporizing has been tolerated for several yeeirs in the expectation that the new installa tion at the Point of the Mountain would be the present ment Regarding Revelers Hail New Dismiss Old By JIM BALDWIN Serenaded by strains of Auld Lang the tooting of blowing of whistles and ringing of a tired old 1948 vacated amiliar haunts in the intermoun tain west Friday As the old man moved westward toward the international date an optimistic new into the hearts of the Like parents of a newborn babe who might have arrived stork the west greeted the new year with the uncontrolled ecstasy they have displayed for successors of Father Time these many years Situation in Hand Salt Lakes under cruising supervision of Police Chief had the situation well in hand to the end of festivities as the New Year moved The fast moving police also broke up what could have been a fullscale riot at Main and 4th South about 2 A fight involv ing several persons started and a crowd But wasjSQon under control and two participants were taken to jail ond booked for Another minor etit break was subdued quickly at 9th South and Main a few minutes Police Escort Not more than 1000 persons the Point of the Mountain the jurors had this to say prisoners It seems to us that and guards who ad mittedly have no farm experience are not competent to efficiently and systematically run a state in stitution that has thousands of dollars invested in farm buildings and Some of the stock appeared to be inadequately fed and were in poor Many of the inmates of the institution See Pago Column I accumulated in the 2nd South and Main and those divided themselves into boisterous but be haved smaller groups under police Predominantly teen the street crowd the usual horns to greet the New but some set off firecrackers to give accent to the reception the tod dling 1949 seemed to Not a single even those on al lowed to break into the ropedoff Alleys as well as street in tersections were manned by one or more courteous but determined officers and special Autos Banned The plight of the stamp ing their feet in the was re lieved when Chief Crowthei cruised toeach blockade with coffse and sandwiches for his Organized celebrants in Salt Lake City met in private homes with close in churches for in taverns with lira ited in privati clubs and Causing a minor along the east bench were th more than 1200 students of th University of Utah who looke upon Father Time as a has been See Page Column I THROUGH JUAB STORM Mother Carries Ailing Child Mile in Waist High Drifts By EMILY ANDREW Tribune Special story of mine caretakers ofnine carried her seriously Jlj 5monthold daughter through a mile of waist deep Juab county snow drifts to reach medi cal was told here Heroine of the winter drama in an isolated area southwest of here is Glen about wife of the of Eu reka Standard mine in the inoun Carried to the safety and care oi Eureka physicians office was her Lois Ann Lar nearly five months Larsen was work ing a lease at North Lily on day of the break Mr and Larsen reside at the Eureka Standard being on duty protecting equipment She noticed her young daughter becoming ill Tuesday with high temperatures and other symptom which were eventually diagnosei in Eureka as intestinal Plans to take her to the doc tors were thwarted by drifts whic blocked the roads hereabouts Witt State highway workers ha not yet cleared the roads for trave With two of her Lar sen strove to clear a path Wednes But the drifts proved toe Leaving her sons Mrs Larsen wrapped a blanket abou Democrats Align To Take Over Rule in Congress Truman Previews 49 Goal As GOP Curtain Drops 31 Republicancontrolled 0th condemned by Harry S Truman as the second worst ever and repudiated by the voters on jassed into history The new 81st under Democratic will take xver at noon Truman met with his top congressional leaders Friday o give them a preview of his 1949 legislative It is ocpected to hew closely to his campaign promises and the Demo ratic party The house and senate of the old congress convened at noon or their last Three new senators and three new house members were sworn Only Business New Year Child Looks Like He Can Handle World Okeh Whats in store for the world In 1949 Dennis who will be S years old New Years earnestly prepares to break the bubble for a trusting with Ms elders that 1949 will bring a greater measure of peace and Happiness to the peoples of the Th little emulator of New Years spirit is a son of and B Center Photo by Boy Hopeful World Greets Wants Peace NEW 1 Saturday troubled 1948 passed into history at midnight and the world welcomed 1949 with the hope that HOPE DIES WITH 48 t may bring true In where 1948 has een a prosperous the celebrations were largely guy and Even there were some signs the bloom was fading on the postwar In Europe and there was less The eastwest cold war and actual shooting wars worked against a riotous greeting to the new 12Months Progress Most countries abroad can look back on 12 months of progress in recovering from the awful devas ation of the second world But most of them also still have a longway to go to regain even their prewar standard of In the United it was a jrave man who set out with his girl for a night club without n his And it will be a rare night clubber who counts anything but small change from the Saturday if he feels like Most of the nations largest cities reported prices for a tradi tional on the town ranging from to per Anc that didnt include the Thousands over the countrj gathered in churches for tradi tional New Years eve services Weather Mars Kevelry Only a few hundred thousand were rugged enough to attend the celebration in Times The rest did their celebrating indoors They didnt want to brave the 20 wind that blew down Broad the girl and walked in snow up to way and the tons of dirty slusl her waist She plodded snow a mile down the canyon until she came to an open place in the A passing mine worker took her three miles into With the baby under care of a Eureka the prediction was made shte soon would be recover ing from the attack of intestinal Ira Utah then opened the road into the mining area his that the feet of the brave one made out of a nightlong snowfall All around the on warmer and clearer New Year eves police have estimated th crowds at upwards of a the celebrants sought refuge from the weather The streets were open to traffi and clear of people as the old yea The square wasnt blocke off traffic until nearly midnigh when the theater crowds let Chiang Ready to Talk Quit Presidency for Peace By HENKY UBERMAN what vas regarded as the most tragic statement of his entira Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek de lared Friday Slight that the cen government would be only too glad to make peace with the ommunists and said he would be willing to step down as president f peace could be If peace can be I am not at all concerned with my own he said in Ms annual w Years In this I will follow only the consensus of the After leading the nation almost continuously for more than 20 years and serving as a leading 1949 SPIRAL Mailing Rates Climb Today 31 UP Postal rates went up at midnight Friday on nearly everything but first class mail and penny post The hikes are intended to help offset the post office The biggest cf so far as the average post customer is are in air mail rates and the cost of sending smallsize greeting Air mail postage goes up from 5c to 6c an ounce on letters anc small parcels weighing up to eight Bigger which are easier to continue at the postal zone rates effective last A new air postcard costing will make its greeting cards less than three inches wide and four inches now mailed for if un hereafter will cost sealed or Unsealed flat pieces more than nine inches wide or 12 inches long also will cost spirit in the prolonged Communist bandit suppression the proud and stubborn 62year old Chiang presented himself to the Chinese people as a He admitted the people wanted that the military situation lad reached an exceedingly peril ous and assumed full per sonal responsibility for the crisis confronting the Inadequate Leadership During this national crisis I cannot but blame myself for my inadequate he as I am sorry that I have not lived up to the high expecta tion of Th espeech on which revisions were constantly made until it was released at 8 contained no direct statement by the gener alissimo that he was planning to He said if the Communists were not sincerely of peace the government would have no other alternative except to fight to a In that he central authorities would throw all available forces into a decisive battle for control of the NankingShanghai Expressing in victory should a peace offer be Chiang People of the na tion should now realize that only by carrying on this war of self defense can a real peace be se And only by making sacri fices can a glorious victory be Communists north of Shensi broadcast a New Years editorial which gave no indication that the Reds were thinking of Chiang linked the only remark on his own position to whether Communists would be ready to make peace and on terms which he said would satisfy The key to the problem of peace or war and to happiness or suffer ing of the people is not in the hands of the nor can the problem be solved by popular appeals for peace to the govern iblem mu ascer In the only business of con the chambers extended or 60 days the life of the Hoover commission on reorganization of the executive branch of the gov The commission had een scheduled to file its recom mendations with congress by but has asked for more The house adjourned sine die at The senate followed suit eight minutes Fridays final session had been ixed last summer in a joint reso ution which recessed the special session Truman called after the political Before both chambers had to go through the formality of asking he president if there was any further business he wanted them to The answer was New Senators The who get a threeday jump on other freshman in seniority by being sworn are Russell Long son of thj late Huey the Louisiana ville Broughtori and Karl Mundt The new house all are Lloyd Bentsen Texas Clarence Virginiar Paul Mis They were either elected or ap pointed to serve out unexpired terms in the old Arthur Vandenberg chief GOP foreign policy spokesman and retiring president pro tern of the was given a standing ovation by both Re publicans and In the Speaker Joseph Martin who steps aside next was praised by the Democrats for his impartial and dignified serv Postpone Fight The Republicans have post poned a knockdown and dragout fight over their party leadership in the senate majority until Mon day but the Democrats disposed of their organization problems harmoniously in a caucus Friday The only close contest was for president pro in succession to Kenneth McKel 76yearold Tennessee veteran who held the post in the 79th won by a slim 2725 edge over Millard Tydings of McKellar will preside over the new senate until 20 when Vice Alben Barkley is sworn After he wil preside only in Barkleys absence Scott Lucas was chosen as Democratic sue he ecided by the for peace must be Suffered tained before the problem can be If the Communists are sincerely desirous of peace and clearly give such an the government will be only too glad to discuss with them means to end the Copyright by ceeding and will take over on Whip Appointed Francis Pennsyl was named senate Demo cratic The Democrat picked Leslie Biffle as senate Felton Johnston as sec retary of the and Jo Duke of Arizona as senate ser Lucas told reporters th caucus Peter Mar See Page Column California Quake Blacks Out Towns on Monterey Point 31 UP part of a series which has shaken the west coast all out two nearby towns Friday It also was felt in the western coastal residential district of San 120 miles to the The blackout in nearby Pacific It has been almost 40 years I Grove and New Monterey was since I joined the national revolu In every major and prolonged battle I have suffered many set backs been subjected to Vicious No matter is the I have never lost confidence in the final as a victory was obtained the top government of ficials continued to confer at the generalissimos residence on a course of action in the present critical At the same caused when the temblors knocked high tension power lines No other damage was either here or to the north in San Residents in the western resi dential part of San known as the Sunset reported two sharp shocks It was a day of earth shocks in widelyseparated parts of the Pa cific coast Earthquakes were reported i divorce capital o which is hit by stron shocks earlier this ern California and off the coaa of British a town 20 miles north east of reported tw sharp shocks between ah and No damage was re ported there That wasabout the same tim the quakes were felt The high tension whic were knocked supply Pa cific which lies betweei this city and the Pacific The lines also run to New Mon a subdivision nestled tween Monterey proper and Pa cilic The whole which make up the tip of the Monterey penin ia built closely Scott Lucas Hes new senate Democratic floods Wreak SixState Havoc in East By ASSOCIATED PRESS Torrential rains turned streams nd rivers into raging currents hat leaped their banks in six ortheastern states bring ng property isrupted communications and wholesale evacuation of Property damage ran into the undreds of thousands of dollars n New New Con Vermont and Railroad lines and ighways were Two deaths were one n Massachusetts and cne In New Two fishermen in a rowboat vere reported missing in Sandbag Barricades The village of population feared for a time otal evacuation would be needed when turbulent waters churned near the brink of a power dam on the Housatonic only a few families had to be taken out as crews threw up sand bag barricades around factories and Flood conditions around forced the New York Cen tral railroad to reroute its Chi cagotoBoston trains through Mew York City to reach Massa When the trains reached Albany they went to New York City and then transferred to New Haven railroad tracks to get to Tens of thousands of in the vast area were put out of commission by the rain storm and flood Most of the major chemical and textile factories and foundries In the North Adams and area were Hazardous Driving Small streams and creeks were turned into marauding cur rents by a twoday Somo sections of New England were drenched under more than six inches of In where inches of rain were measured Wednesday through Friday morn the weather bureau said if there had been snow the fall would have been between 30 and 40 In New 100 families were ordered moved out of North Adams and scattered towns near Pittsfield in the Koosic river area in western Massachu Other evacuations were car ried out in and   

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