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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday 101 WEATHER Partly cloudy to cloudy snow flurries and Details on Page 12B SALT LAKE SUNDAY JANUARY 1949 Unchecked Reds Capture Peiping Reported Within Only 3 Miles Of Tottering China Capital 22 surrendered to Communist armies Saturday and other Communist forces were reported within 37 miles of Nanking in unchecked drive on this tottering The last vestige of Nationalist resistance appeared to have vanished with the temporary resignation and departure from Nanking of Chiang Kaishek The government had abandoned its facesaving demand for a ceasefire before peace negotia tions begin and agreed to talk peace on Communist To Restore Mail An source said Premier Sun Fo and his inner cabinet had agreed to restore mail and telegraph communications Wednesday between government held and Communistheld Other measures reportedly being considered by Suns advisers in cluded the immediate release of all political prisoners and dissolu tion of special courses set up to try those charged with political and economic Abandons Capital Shift It also was reported authori tatively that the government had abandoned its plans to transfer the capital to the big southern of An official source disclosed that Fu government com mander in north had sur rendered historic Peiping to Com munist siege Fu said in a statement released to the semiofficial Central News that a 13point local peace offering liberal terms to the besieged government had been concluded in conformity with the peoples wish for Points of Agreement points of the agreement Included an immediate surrender of the government gar rison at the citys outskirts the establishment of a joint office to deal with political and military affairs during the transition pe Both sides agreed to protect consular personnel in Peiping and the property of foreign The surrender agreement pro vides that government soldiers needed to police the city shall be released for that and all of the vanquished garrison shall be reorganized within a month as a peoples selfdefense All 11 Rescued In Transport Crash Landing 22 11 men aboard a Dakota transport forced down Friday on a Hudson bay ice field were re moved Saturday by a skiequipped RCAF The sjiiplane made two trips to the ice about 70 miles from the RCAF base to remove the The first four were re moved shortly after noon and the remaining seven later Saturday At the time it was forced the Dakota was returning from a mercy flight to Arctic on Baffin 400 miles north of the Arctic The Dakota took off Monday to pick up Harold Canadian department of transport radio op stricken with a stomach and an Eskimo named also Both were brought here on the first flight of the RCAF Norseman rescue On its return iMIght from Arc tic bay the transport got off its ran out of and made forced landing on the The rescue planeused a 2000 foot strip on the ice for landings and Rescued in addition to Dunn and the Eskimo were C an a d i an army doctor Rc crew chief of the transport Flight Ken pilot of the Dakota copilot Mora New and Vancouver Flight Officer Leading Aircraftsman Winnipeg and Leading Aircraftsman Pilot Fly to Aid Eskimos 22 UP skiequipped Canadian air force plane took off Saturday with medical supplies for a tiny Eski mo village 400 miles north of the Arctic circle where at least nine of the 18 persons in the community already had died of a mysterious The mercy was started In response to a note brought out from the lonely vil lage by dog team over hundreds of MASS ARREST Czechs Hold 60 Alleged Agents 22 W New mass arrests of persons accused of against Czechoslo vakias Communist government were disclosed Saturday with 60 reported held in Bratislava on charges of spying for intel ligence Josef Kuttlwassr and a number of other army officers and civilians were arrested early this month on charges of prepar ing a Persons who have seen the exercise yard at the Pankrac prison say at least 16 generals and other officers are in the circle lineup during walking exer cise Large Roundup The roundup at Bratislava cap ital of was one of the largest in a series of continuing arrests throughout the by official would indicate that a high proportion of the people spend much of their time trying to overthrow the gov There has not an official statement promised last Monday on the arrest of Kuttlwassr and the The one of those in Pankrac was a leader of the Prague uprising in 1945 that finally ousted German Identity of other high officers held was veiled in official silence for security rea Rumors Fed Rumors fed by the mys tery of a midnight shooting which awoke diplomats in the fashionable Dejvice section of Prague two weeks A dozen shots were clearly audible in the where the and Russian ambassa dors have their In the area was reputed to live Czechoslovak army major blamed for revealing the generals plot against the He was said to have been in the then tipped the hand of the The whisperers in Prague said the major had been assassinated by others in the deal who are still But diplomatic as well as foreign who crit icized for sending the stories abroad were stumped in at tempts to get a clear picture of the The Czech press and radio were silent about Fire NonCo operators SAN 22 tffl said Sat urday it had discharged about 15 persons for refusal to work after one man was discharged for Boat vice president of the com which handles wireless dis patches to and from the orient and New said a contract with the American Communica tions CIO expired last 15 and was not ON THE INSIDE SECTION A National 13 Foreign 6 17 Intermountain 15 20 SECTION B 20 9 Business News 11 Classified Advertising J5ECTION W Society 114 6 Idaho 8 9 11 13 SECTION H Garden 18 Over the Fence 2 Model Home 8 SECTION M Features 112 5 7 8 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS Lee Decrees State of Emergency As New Storms Menace Livestock All Major Roads Highway Patrol Reports By ROBERT BLAIR Howling winds and heavy snow bore down on Utah and the intermoantain west Saturday and by early Sunday they had combined to touch off these events iBracken Lee proclaimed a state of emergency to exist until communities and livestock return to normal The plight of Utahs periled sheep and an undetermined number of cattle neared the disaster stage as plans were formulated to fly feed in by army Snow slides on highway 40 between Heber and Duchesne clocked that transcontinental highway for several hours and trapped two state road corn Drivings DireGood Time to Be Home by Fire Winter took another hefty swipe at Utah Saturday and stormweary motorists battled the elements at highway points such as this one on near Point of the Windblown drifts blocked heavily traveled trunk line and hit hard at already isolated Foreign Ties 22 High it learned are prepared to recom mend that this country promote industrial development abroad by offering longterm agreements to buy part of the foreign output of vital Subject to congressional ap this stockpile building measure is suggested to go along with Harry S Trumans bold new program of overseas development of backward Guarantees The presidents inaugural ad dress Thursday spoke of guar antees to help foster capital in vestment in areas needing develop He has not Congressional leaders expect to get more information when they meet with Truman Without knowing exactly what Truman Speaker Sam Rayburn predicted Saturday the house will pass any legislation But some officials and legisla tors shy away from anything which smacks of government guarantee to private companies against financial losses which may result from a venture into foreign Certain of them that American and foreign inves tors could be encouraged to put money and equipment into mines and mills in underdeveloped areas if they were a market for some yeairs Industry Resale The proposal now being dis cussed would authorize a govern ment perhaps the treas urys bureau of federal to sign longterm commitments for the purchase of certain amounts of needed material each for stockpiling or for resale to The buying agreements would contain escalator under which the price would rise in case of unavoidable increases in costs of it is eliminate a major obstacle tci foreign in chanci that a com after risking millions to start a foreign might lose its government contracts in a year or Hoffman Fnvor Marshall plan Administrator Paul Hoffman is known to be among those favoring such a plan His the Economic Co operation has limited funds and authority to help in the launching of overseas projects which will return strate gic materials to thiii MAJOR ROADS STILL OPEN Early Sunday Utah highway patrol reported all major high ways open but In some areas wind waa blowing and may have closed roads since the 40 near Strawberry reservoir and in Daniels in Duchesne county was able extremely Chains were 91 between Salt Lake City and Ogden also was chains It was open but dangerous near point of the 50 and 89 were open but Near Millard 6 was alternately closed and At last reports the road was All main south ern Utah highways were in fairly good condition but some drifts were Roads to both Brighton and Alta ski resorts were Broken Main Perils NEW 22 UP Live geysers almost as high as the surrounding skyscrapers spurted from f our broadway blocks in the midtown area Saturday and police narrowly averted a major The jets of live caused by water from a broken main flowing against underground steam sent emergency crews scuttling underground to repair the All traffic in the vicinity was blocked Truman Sefe Sheep Emergency Fund By EDNA DRAPER As men and equipment battled Utah snows Saturday against a devastating counter attack by the a emergency fund was authorized by Harry S Truman to in western sheep feeding operations Byron regional admin istrator of the bjireau of man agement said the appropriation was made from the presidents special fund to carry on operations until Monday when we are hope1 ful of a congressional appropria The emergency appropriation by Truman followed a procla mation of a state of emergency until stranded livestock can be issued by Bracken Costs to the Bureau of Land Management alone are approxi mately per day inthe fight to protect human life and All available men and equipment are being thrown into the battle by state road com other government agen livestock associa tions and Mock Prolonged Operations We were out of as a result of the prolonged far more costly than our normal said Mrs Word of the presidents emergency ap propriation came through Roscoe associate bureau Marion bureau is en route to after visiting the critical Millard area last Wednes Mock The emergency appropriation by Senate Finance Group Leans Away From Tax Increases 22 Majority sentfcnent appears to have developed within the senate finance committee against in creasing federal This sentiment apparently is based on the belief of members that congressional appropriations for the next year can be held to a level where the government can pay something on the national debt without any tax boost with the inaugura tion festivities out of the both houses of congress were ready to settle down this coming week to important committee There was little or no that any major legisla tion will hit the floor for debate before the end of the Taking his stand on the tax Increase which Harry S Truman asked as a key point in his economic Harry Flood Byrd told a reporter he haa made up mind to oppose it if congress practices any reasonable econ assures budget balr Byrd is oneof the seven Demo cratic members of the finance which handles tax legislation for the All six of the Republican members are expected to vote against increas ing taxes unless they become convinced that more revenue must be found to prevent a I think it is a very dangerous thing to attempt to increase taxes at a time when business appears to be leveling Virginian There certainly is a growing resistance in congress to any tax anci if we practice econ omy have to have Byrdsstatement put him on record publicly in a stand that is being privately by some of his Democratic colleagues on the Truman is definite recogni tion of the problem we are facing that could result in loss of human life and wipe out a large part of the states livestock said Efforts of the rescue operation Saturday werehampered Mock by lack of communica We have no means of keep ing in touch with ourfield crews and are worried for fear they may get stranded by equipment break downs or other Keep Up Check We were able to keep a check up until today by use of but with the overcast Saturday See Page Columns Engineers Set System Strike 31 SAN 22 Pacific railroad announced Saturday that the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers has set 31 for a strike against the companys sprawling system in six western states to enforce demands for second engineer on big A company spokesmansaid general chairman of the Pacific division of the an nounced that approximately union members will walk off their jobs at 6 Affect Six States The strike would completely shut Southern Pacific pas senger and freight service in Ore Utah and New The Pa cific lines of the system run from Portland to Los Angeles and east to El The is demanding two engineers on big Diesel units throughoutthe western states they a single engineer cannot handle the huge units and do necessary main tenance work Long The have been go ing on since early in December with Southern Pacific and for sev eral weeks iri Chicago with all western railroads on the Its a national a com pany spokesman He charged that it was some more Colyar declared the only issue involved is the unions belief that the post of second engineer should be established n the mechanical department of Dies els to take cart of any mechanical difficulties mission Another major slide blocked the Union Pa cific railroad main line several hours at Cutler Box Elder Traffic Barely Crawls Highway transportation throughout Utah was slowed to a crawl as drifts continued to clog roads from George to Road commission plows and workers were out in force all day Saturday and early Sunday The Utah highway patrol re ported all major roads wire open at 10 including slide areas on Snow depth of 20 meas ured in Salt Lake City late Sat urday came within of all time record of recorded The near record was achieved by the which fell The governors proclamation came after a series of conferences with of State Heber Ben nion and representatives of the livestock state road commission and Utah highway pa Following the proclamation Lee prepared to tour states critical Asks Freight Rate Cut Behnion telephoned Walter Granger Utah m requesting him to initiate action to reduce freight rates for available livestock feed ordered to this According to the secretary of it is costing a day to fight storm con ditions Another report from Washing ton said that the army air force could muster 16 C82s to operate from for a feed lift to stranded livestock in the Snow hit northern Utah Sat urday about 5 and was fol lowed by generally rising tempera tures in most A short lived was followed by in creasingly heavy snows which by 1 Sunday had reached at Salt Lake City municipal air Came Late Friday The storm blew in from the Pacific northwest late Friday and was moving rapidly south Satur day Southern Utah com which were buffeted by swift winds Friday night were bracing for the latest Bus trains and air lines entering Salt Lake City reported some delays early Saturday but traffic still was mov ing mostly on Salt Lake county communities were battling to keep roads but heavy drifts throughout the county taxed available equipment to the limit and some roads were fast closing A truck overturned on 40 near Tooele scene of a fatal two bus crash in There were no serious InSalt Lake City a carbus col lision at 16th East and 21st South tied up traffic for more than 45 Cars backed up as far west on 21st South as See Page Column 2 SIDELIGHTS Weather Has Light Side in State Utahs worst winter in had its bright and its dark aspects Dan in charge of the emergency landing field five miles from Washington coun went out to inspect facilities at the port and ended up spending the night in a tower at the A tractor from Medena rescued him Saturday but Edwards car was left up to the windows in Also at Luther a livestockman who suf fered a stroke while tending hie was receivingmedical In struction via the There Is no doctor in the com Terry was reported to be seriously A frozen intake at Pilot tain springs in Tooele coutity al most cost Wendover its culinary water Stockmen discovered the frozen intake but before the city an obligingthaw Saturday had melted the In Vernal a hardened resident noted that northeastern Utah weather is gradually moderating to 0 Satur A switch engine chugged up to the snowbound Columbia mine in Iron county to take the swing shift home to Cedar Roads into the mine were blocked so miners rode home in box Oak City school who attend classes in Millard were enjoying a week end in that west central Utah Unable to return to their homes Friday or the children put up at a local Earl Fountain Sanpcto sheep has been trying for several days to reach his stranded herds with a sixwheel army Sunday he plans to revert to a horsedrawn bobsled loaded with This rime Hanscn expects to get Two University of Utah stu dents and four Salt Lake City school pupils were contented to be snug and warm in Salt Lake City Saturday after a frustrated attempt to do some skiing at The six walked to Alpine Rose lodge early Saturday morning after their car stalled on the road Friday Unable to get the vehicle started Saturday they were brought back to Salt Lake City by a Utah highway patrol But the machine still is buried in the The adventurers were Conrad 120lOth and Pat 5119th West high school Joanne 7222nd and Janet 376 Wil liams South high and Ken 164lOth and Kent 528 Emerson University of 50 STORMS SINCE 1 New Snow Toppling Records Of Vicious Winters Past winter records for Salt Lake City are toppling before the onslaught of present snow storms in the According to weather bureau re the city has received snow on 50 days since Present amount of snow on the ground at the airport measures next best to the all time high 1937 when inches was With the present that record may be Since 22 storms de posited an inch or more snow over the Average depth of the ran to Total snowfall through noon Saturday measured If present conditions the area may see seasonal fall breaking the alltime record of recorded during Longest period with snow on the ground came between and 87 days of white At Salt Lake City has had continual snow floor since So far the city sas been saved from anything approaching an alltime record single fall of Record fall was recorded in with inches iri the city and inches at the I
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