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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intcnnountatn Network Station OlntaT ThMBib PtMUy WEATHER Partly cloudy flurries southeast Details Page 14B 94 SALT LAKE SUNDAY JANUARY 1949 PRICE TWENTYFIVE CENTS Navy Asks More Billions For Super Sea Weapons Man Winters Hammer Nailed This Down Icicles appear about to nail to the snow this automobile parked at 9th South and 9th And It looked Saturday as if more of them would form before motorist was able to get vehicle under Clear Skies Forecast With Mercury Dip Utabns hauled out their overworked snow shovels again but clearing skies with possible drop in temperatures were forecast for the next two or three Moving from the a light snowfall began Friday evening and continued through In Salt Lake approxi mately an inch of snow was re ported Saturday With skies tempera ture was expected to ink to 10 New Blizzard Jams Blocks Relief 15 third big blizzard two weeks howled into Montana and North and South Da kota marooning hundreds of travelers and halting relief operations for the last The new weather rampage fol lowed a cold spread zero to 10 degree below tempera tures through the Dakotas and northern Two transcontinental highways were blocked on the western side of the Rocky and snow plow crews doubted that they could keep a third highway clear as the new storm grew Flows Ordered Halted Snowplows were ordered off highways because of the storm in northwestern and westceutral South where 50milean hour winds carried the blizzard and visibility was reduced to In its South Dakota the weatherbureau This is a severe1storm and all are cau tioned not to become exposed to conditions tonight and most of North Dakota highway officials most roads would be blocked by nightfall as winds of 25 to 42 miles an hour whipped new moun tainous drifts and more snow Hundreds motorists were marooned in small towns or near farm houses but an aerial survey reported no distress signals from the A Pacific Trailways bus which had been unaccounted for arrived at with its 14 passengers Highways Blocked Transcontinental highways blocked were 50 between and and 30 between and Highway 40 through the Uinta mountains had been reopened to oneway traffic but work crews feared the new snows would close the narrow gap between the old George Mickelson of South Dakota asked for more federal funds to help nearly 9000 Indians at Pine Ridge Fuel and short at the vation since the first big blizzard Some help has arrived since The weather bureauat Chicago called the blizzard which struck the granddaddy at them It was the worst blizzard in the history of the Fore doubted the new storm would equal iU above zero Saturday pos sibly colder Sunday Highway Closed highway 30 from Snow Box Elder west through and north to was opened at a late hour high way 50 from Wendover to was still Utah state highway patrol said Utah highways 33 and 53 in Duchesne and Uintah counties had not been Slides on high mountain passes blocked both Twoway was moving again over highway 40 be tween Heber and The clogged for three was opened to oneway traffic Friday after Snow Predicted Snow was predicted for areas near high mountains but most of Utah will seeclearing skies and plummeting thermometers the weather bureau at Salt Lake municipal airport High temperature in Salt Lake City Saturday was a drop of 9 degrees from Fridays maxi Forecasters said tempera tures as low BS were possible or Monday With 20 inches of snow in the Milford SO bands of sheep were reported snowbound west of that city and sheepmen have been unable to transport feed to the Some head of cattle were reported in critical Slide Plugs Canyon In Provo canyon above Deer creek a snowslide 60 feet in length and four feet wide swooshed down the side Saturday at 4 Working from both sides of the state highway crews from Heber and Provo cleared the road at Investigators at Cedar City were probing cause of collapse at the main hangar at municipal The possibility existed that wind contributed to the cave ns well as heavy Skiers Saturday reported diffi culties in from Ogdens Snow basin and the Huntsville no isolated cars or persons were reported late Snow depth at Salt Lake air port stood at 14 inches 26 19 20 Cedar 23 29 and Residential areas and the foot hills around Salt Lake City re ceived a heavier snowfall than that reported at the Roads to both Alta and were open late Saturday Skiing at the resorts was ON THE INSIDE SECTION A 9 13 Intermountain 16 116 Intermountain SECTION C Classified Advertising 18 SECTION S Basketball Baseball Fish and Game Boxing Business News 3 4 5 8 SECTION W Society 116 Clubs 6 Ogden s 10 Drama 15 EMPIRE SECTIONS iig Mining iie Culture 116 116 Shun Ritas Women Urged 15 rec ommendation that the members of the General Federa tionof Womens Clubs stay away from any of Rita Hayworths fu ture films was made Saturday night by the federations motion picture Joseph Chesser of Miss Hayworths European travels with Aly son of the fabulously rich Indian po tentate Aga accompanied by Ritas 4yearold Rebecca drew the ire of I dont believe Miss Hayworth should be given a chance to make movies unless she improves her Chesser Tienstin Reds Surge Into Pengpu 16 UP on the Hwai river de fense line miles north west of was abandoned overnight to the the defense ministry announced Sun Loss of Pengpu followed by only 24 hours Communist capture of commercial hub of north Pengpus capture was no longer considered strategical because Communist forces al ready had infiltrated closer to this capital on both sides ofthe rail it no doubt will reflect severely on the national governments sagging Stand at Chuhsien Plans to evacuate the city had been laid for some with a possible stand planned at 30 miles northwest of Capture of Tientsin and Pengpu sharpened the urgency of the gov ernment alternatives to yield to harsh terms or 105 miles northwest of had been the anchor for the Hwai river defense line which was thrown up hastily after gov ernment reverses to the north in November and Withdrew Last Month Communist cutting the rail line between Pengpu and Pu the Yangtze from were followed by re moval Nationalist headquarters from Pengpu to Chuhsien Communist troops along the Pengpu front were reported re grouping The governments headquarters at Chuhsien are under the com mand of Li He re turned to Nanking It was reported likely that Li will be given another post and his troops integrated with Tan Geftpos NankingShanghai defense com Eva Per on Responds to Plea Of Child Aid Society 15 Fay Wal ters called the Argentine embassy last September to ask a former doner for a contribution to the Childrens Aid she was told the person she was seeking had left She to Augustin Merlo of the embassy She told him of the work of Childrens He was interested and asked that she mail him a brochure telling of the societys was the last Watters heard from Merlo until He called her to say that Eva Argentinas first was sending enough clothing for 600 destitute Washington The clothing will be formally presented to the society on The embassy said Peron suggested the gift as a testimonial of the friendship Argentinas children for the childrenof this They chose the Childrens Aid society as representative of underprivileged children of the United Watters said she was overwhelmed when the embassy called to tell hereof Perons Zulus Kill 100 in Africa Police Quell Violence Settlements Fired 1000 Persons Hurt South 15 government quelled ZuluIndian riots on theoutskirts of Durban Saturday and armed 1500 citizens to deal with further More than 100 includ ing a European were killed in riots springing from Zulu at tacks on Indian settlements before reinforced sailors and airmen finally restored Indians Hurt Some 3000 persons were Most were but two Euro peans were wounded At least three Indian settlements were destroyed during the more than 24 hours of pillage and Airborne reinforcements swelled the total number of sol sailors and airmen on guard duty to more than They were joined Saturday night by 1500 armed Defense Minister Erasmus and Justice Minister Swart flew here during the They brought with them a proclamation of the governor general author izing use of military forces to suppress Martial law was not proclaimed but may be if there is another Ominous Quiet An ominous quiet gripped the city Saturday night said they feared the spurred on by week enddrinking might again invade the Indian Thousands of Indians have been herded into secret refugee centers under armed But others remained in their and even the deserted dwellings presented an attractive target to looters and The worst rioting Friday night occurred at Cato an Indian settlement on the outskirts of Every schools and churches were burned to the Bodies jammed most of Dur bans Doctors and nurses worked tirelessly to save the Witnesses told of Indians being slain in the streets or burned to death in their The rioting was understood have followed ari isolated incident involving an Indian and a Arab Nations All Asked To Talk Peace 15 UP The United Nations moved Saturday to bring all five Arab belligerents into the Palestine armistice nego tiations with Ralph acting Palestine sent an emis sary to Lebanon and Syria to sound them out on the possibility of armistice talks with Israel after the present Egyp tianIsraeli talks Some reports invitations actually had been forwarded to the three countries and one was expected to be sent Iraq within 24 Israeli and Egyptian representa tives shet here Saturday to thrash out what should be done about an Egyptian battalion encircled by the Israelis at Faluja in the Pales tine Negev nearly three Egypt has asked that the 3000 troops be permitted to pass through Israeli lines and re join the Egyptian Israel has The troops already are being hailed in Egypt as heroes of the Palestine war for their stubborn refusal to From sources at Haifa came that Israel recalling ts foreign office officials from This would leave an Israeli delegation up entirely of army The Egyptian dele ation has been entirely military rom the startof the negotiations two days N sources at Amman said e Rhodes progressing satisfactorily despite a certain stiffness the These sources said the and Israelis might agree that the Taluja could be with drawn and the area made a neutral Alert to Fight European Flu Invasion Threat health authorities were alerted Saturday night for any signs that the influenza epi demic sweeping Europe has in vaded this Leonard sur geon general of the public health said the European epi demic may reach this country byt added there is no indica tion so far that it Health authorities said they are worried about the European epidemic because they do not know whether the viruses re sponsible for it aresimilar to those for which vaccines have been developed in this Royalties Pay Million UMWWelfare 15 quarter million softcoal miners or their families have received welfare benefits of in 20 John Lewis reported Nearly a million separate checks have gone The funds comes from a 20cent royalty added to the price of each ton of cQall produced under con fract Lewis United Mine Last year bituminous outputwas There is a separateWelfare fund for the anthracite miners in Penn Lewis said that got checks from the unions welfare and retirement fund since it These went for deaths and disability payments and hos pital care of Receive Pensions Reports showed retired miners now receiving the monthly pension for whiclv Lewis called a strike last Most of these are Their aver age age is with 35 years service in the a U M W journal said To be eligible for the retirement a miner must be a UMW 62 years or worked in the mines for 20 years The death benefits now are being paid within 24 hours after notice is Lewis report There have been of these Bulk of the total payments goes to the their or phans or other total of have shared to The schedule is a month for a extra for his wife and for each Broken Back Cases A week Lewis announced the opening of 10 regional offices to put his large hospital and medi cal care program into full There now are 2079 beneficiaries on these This includes 218 paraplegic miners with broken backs now in specialized hospitals from New York to Already many of these miners with broken formerly re garded in their own communities as virtually beyond have completed their hospital treatr ments and are back home applying themselves to useful tasks utiliz ing newly acquired the journal Many have been aided with artificial limbs and prosthetic de vices to enable them to get about once Life again has been made worth while for these for merly neglected victims of mine Greeces Resigns 15 UP aged Premier Themis tocles Sophoulis resigned Satur day as a protest against plans to reorganize his shaky coalition cabinet The 88yearold Liberal party leader went to the palace to hand iis resignation to King He repeated to king his published charge that the proposed new gov ernment would be unable to curb Warns Rocket Robots Subs Vital for Defense 15 navy bid Saturday night for more billions to build the rocket robot planes and submarine fjeets it believes will dominate the next war at Navy John Sullivan said in his annual report to Harry S Truman that naval planning now is based on the theory that the great sea battles of World War m may be fought in the skies and in the depths of the It might involve as many battles under the sea as on the he If the navy is to get ready in he it will need much more than the Truman assigned it in his budget for the 1950 fiscal starting July The president divided mili tary spending just about equally among the navy and air Thinks Share Too Small But Sullivan made it plain that the navy thinks its share is too He said that even in the current fiscal year naval costs are running about over the granted by con extra he is The beingtaken from leftover war time funds plus war surplus and working reserve stocks of mate All these sources are being he and the navy soon will have to depend solely on its current operating Just to maintain the fleet in its present state of he will require still larger funds than are Among other he listed of essential maintenance work which has been deferred for three To Replace Ordnance Many electronics installations on ships of the reserve fleet have become obsolete since the end of World War n and must be re Sulllyan the president supplies for iaVancii overseas bases would be inadequate if war and the day is coming when a ships ordnance will cost more than the warship The secretary laid heaviest em phasis on the huge cost of plan ning and outfitting the navy for tfie future He said the next conflict will find the pattern of naval warfare radically altered as a result of aircraft and guided missile Right he the navy is spending millions to build up a fleet of pilotless planes to be launched from planes and In three experimental submarines are being built as sub marine killers with an eye to ex ploring the possibilities of large scale underseas Visions True Submarine Sullivan said the true submar which could live and fight indefinitely below the is not beyond the realm of practi That prediction obviously was based on the wartime German development the Snorkel breathing which put the Uboat out of reach of radar de It also tied in with re ports that Russia is building a big submarine During recent army navy air force maneuvers in the north At attacking submarines theoretically sank the bulk of a navy task force in landing assault troops on FOR CIVIL USE Top Scientist To Direct Atom Effort 15 The United States Saturday stepped up its drive to put atomic power to more conventional use by naming a toplight Lawrence to head a new multimillibn dollar The atomic energy commission announced selection of Hafstad to carry out a program of design ing and developing nuclear reac tors for the practical application of atomic energy for for propulsion of ships and for the production of isotopes ra dioactive elements and for re search on reactors The reactor development divi sion Hafstad will head was createdby the atomic energy He is the first Announcement of Hafstada appointment followed closely the disclosure that the commission is seeking a substantial Increase in federal funds during the 12 months beginning July 1 for development of atomic power The presidential budget which went to congress on 10 carried an item of for reactor House Reveals New Probers 15 House Democrats have picked five lawyers to serve on the unAmeri can activities committee under a policy of restricting committee membership to experienced mem bers of the Democratic leaders said that the lineup of Democrats on the com center of many a contro versy on and off Capitol will be John Wood of chairman and Francis Walter of John Mc Sweeney of Burr Harri son of Virginia and Morgan Muulder of Wood will be the only holdover of present Democratic Rankin and He bert were dropped from the committee because of the new all lawers policyand another reso lution barring a chairman of a major committee from serving on any other regular house commit Rankin page Congress Adopts WaitandSee Attitude on Health Program 15 Congress appears to be taking a cautious waitandsee attitude on Harry S Trumans demand for a compulsory nations health The suggestion of more pay roll taxes to pay for it was one factor acting as a brake on congressional opinion at this Another check was the absence of specific White House legislation covering all phases of a special security and health But it was unlikely congress would have long to wait on Trumans and in particular hose dealing with the thorny question of how to finance a pro gram far the health of A presidential message on so cial security legislation was ex pected to reach the capitol soon after the The president left no doubt of and political his wishes when he told congress the economic j last week The premier had opposed some I National health insurance is of his ministers who wanted to revise the LiberalPopulist govern He also had been angered by the refusal of some members of his cabinet to approve choice for commander in chief of the Greek the only workableway to assure that all individuals have access to the medical care they Until they get the rest of the most administra t i o n spokesmen avoided in congress Nothing at all was forthcoming from Robert Grosser who is to be chairman of the house commerce committee to which the bill will be Percy Priest whose subcommittee handled health legislation in the 79th con said any predictions would be purely The success of any health Insur ance he probably would depend on its administrative Influential house Republicans professed to see little chance for enactment of any compulsory pro gram because of the tax Walter Judd a This is the wrong solution to the problem of national Compulsory health programs would reduce incentive to continue improvements in medical care he It would put the com petent and the Incompetent on the same Doctors no doubt would but God help the patient when the government comes between him and his doc Judd The right way Is through voluntary insurance sys   

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