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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Increasing cloudiness Wednes day continued Details on Page 7 104 SALT LAKE WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Fire Destroys Utah Salt Refinery J House Okehs Weber 4Year 4216 Bill Must Get Senate Nod of EconomyMinded Lee By RICHARD SQUIRES The state house of representatives Tuesday answered Bracken Lees appeal for curtailment of state services by overwhelmingly passing a bill to expand Weber college into a limited fouryear Passed by a 4216 the house bill would give the Ogden Institution permission to grant fouryear college degrees in the fields of the arts and business and Opposition the bill did not follow party lines in the predominantly Demo cratic It still must go be fore the senate and be signed by the Passage of the bill featured a day which saw the introduction of 13 new measures including a bill proposing to amend the con stitution to permit the state to lend its credit to help veterans 1156 DEFEAT purchase houses and start busi Kills Revenue Measure The house reference committee also killed the only state reve nue measure yet introduced in the bill to apply a 5c per ton tax on anynatural resource capable of being measured by the Floor battle over the Weber college measure revolved around the need of the institution in Ogden and the ability of the state to finance its Inauguration of a fouryear col lege at Weber will increase its basic budget needs from to for the next bien Tliis is based upon an anticir pated enrollment of students whom Aldous estimates would continue upperdi vision work if it were He also asked additional to inaugurate the The governor recommended that Weber college be limited to an appropriation of for the coming two Last legisla ture appropriated to the Young and Ogden Democrats and Weber college led the floor fight for the and had the solid support of the rest of the Weber county delega Young said that the dis tances from Ogden to Utah State Agricultural college or University of Utah deprives many Ogden stu dents of the advantage of a full colleg Maurice Anderson Utah said that present four yeir institutions are overcrowded said when any institution grows to the point that it has to we should allow it Packed With Dynamite Tippetts San pete said of the col lege at this time was packed full of Vote on the bill was Barton Can non Salt Crofts Daly Davis Salt Jensen Luke Munk Murch Porter Salt Preece Tietjen Tippetts Sanpete and Woolley Salt Bagnall Sanpete and Pat terson Grand were absent and not house also passed a bill to make an emergency appropriation to the state welfare commission for assistance pay ments for the current fiscal Without the the commission estimates grants would have to be cut 30 in The bill passed unani Solons Reject Sales Tax Welfare Plan By MALMQUIST The proposal to earmark tax revenues exclusively for welfare purposes was killed in the Utah legislature Tuesday before it cleared the first The senate rejected a joint reso lution to submit the issue the electorate in the form of a con stitutional amendment by a vote of 6 15 against and 2 A twothirds majority of 16 was required to pass the Advance Oleo Bill In addition to killing the marking proposal the senate Advanced to third reading a bill to repeal the excise tax an oleo a bill to authorize cities of the first and second class to raise revenues for capital im i provements levyinga 1 occupa j tion tax on wages and income every kind paid or earned within the limits of the re spective Listened to an attack on Bracken Lees budget recom mendations by Newell Knight Salt Received a bill to set up a state athletic commission to supervise boxing and Follows Argument Debate on the sales tax ear marking proposal was preceded by an argument over committee handling of the resolution in which tempers reached the waspish stage for a short Lorenzo Elggren Salt one of the complained that the revenue and taxation committee had reported the bill out unfavorably without giving the supporters opportunity to appear and present Orrice McShane Beaver replied that Sen Elggren was misstating the facts that two sponsors had been invited to ap pear and that they had been un able to find With Facts Marthakis Salt one of the sponsors con said he had been assured that action would be McShane answered that this did not square with the Sponsors of the measure based their case primarily on the argu ment that the people should be permitted to determine the policy with respect to sales tax Opponents argued that it would be unwise to freeze this income for one purpose when changing con ditions might make its use else where Rue Ciegg Salt Lake said the issue presented a grave economic problem he founS it difficult to be lieve the sponsors were sincere in proposing To this Elggren See Page Column 8 Bevin Accepts Truman Plan Of Aid to Backward Areas 25 eign Secretary Ernest Bevin ac cepted Tuesday in the name of Great Britain Harry Tru mans bold new program of aid for all the backward countries of the In a speech to the Foreign Press Bevin appealed to all na tions to pool their resources in a Marshall plan for colonial areas and said that development of Asia must be linked with the western European alliance and European unity Bevin spoke on the eve of a full dress debate in commons Wednesday on in which parliamentary quarters said he is expected to announce broad agree ment with the United States on eastern problems alter weeks during which progressive deterioration of relations over Is rael worried British But Bevins plan to announce British recognition of Israel during the and his hope that New Holland and Luxembourg might announce simultane was It was explained that consulta tions with the the three Benelux countries and Arab states had delayed the announce ment but that it probably will be made by this week which is also negotiating recognition of announced that it is raising its consulate at Tel Aviv to the of a lega tion but is not at the moment ready to give formal SixHour Blaze Hurts Three Big Loss Seen By CLARK LOBB Crystal Salt dairy mill and 10 miles west of Salt Lake City near was destroyed Tuesday by a roaring fire which converted the main part of the plant into an inferno that still was smoldering early Damage was estimated unofficially at several hundred thousand Two women employes were burned two workmen were overcome by smoke and several other persons suffered minor burns ornear Origin of the which started about had not been determined early Wednes A company official said damage would total several hundred thou sands of but he was un able to give a more definite esti Big State Industry Falls Prey to One of Areas Worst Blazes Kaginjf flames which destroyed plant of Royal Crystal Salt near Saltair tear through building where they endangered scores oi seared the flesh of workers Heroic work of two men saved lives of two women trapped behind wall of REGIONAL DATA ON WEATHER cold over northern intermountain snow and colcfer over southern highway 91 south of Cedar highway 160 southeast of highway 6 west of and highway 30S west of Tremonton Other main highways Pacific trains several Other trains Bus lines about normal except for southern Utah Air lines except for Cedar Las be ing Temperature lows to unofficial and unof ficial and Salt Lake Defense Avers Sally Under Nazi Hypnosis 25 ISO Nazi Germanys Axis 48 yearold Mildred wept at her treason trial Tuesday as de fensecounsel contended that she came under the hypnotic influ ence of a German official in war time If the Maineborn de fendant faces a possible maximum penalty of death In the electric The government pictured her to the jury as a traitress who served Hitlers Germany by telling radio listeners that World War H was a conflict of Jews against Gan Then Defense James Laughlin arose to describe Miss Gillars as basically a good woman who fell under the hypnotic spell of Max Otto Koisehwitz after she went to Laughlin contended that Koiseh witz swayed her to follow the Nazi viewpoint and that she lived in dayandnight fear of her life from the German At that Miss Gillars daubed her Koisehwitz died in the fall of Laughlm said Koisehwitz was in charge of Nazi propaganda to the United States and to Americn troops Laughlin Koisehwitz had been a professor at Hunter Although capita punishment is a the government made no specific demand for the death That is because the jury will pass only upon guilt innocence of once glamorous but now fading Paralyzing Cold Closes 16 Schools In as Gas Supply Dwindles Subnormal temperatures throughout Utah early Wednesday necessitated shut down of 32 pub lic and private schools and colleges in Jules vice Mountain Fuel Supply an nounced that due to subnormal we are forced to curtail gas to schools to get The he has served notice on 16 schools using gas for heat in Salt Lake five in Og den and 11 others extending in areas from American Fork in the south to county high in the north that gas supplies will be cut off until weather conditions permit Snow is the criterion for re sumption of Roberts With snowfall forecast for warmer tempera tures are likely to come with and itll all be he The action climaxed a paralyzing cold wave that covered most of the intermountain region and an other snowstorm in the southern portion delaying indef initely a long hoped for respite from the worst winter in as cold as 58 below zero were recorded during the crackling freeze of early Tuesday as temperature records all over the afea A minus 22 reading Tuesday morning was recorded at the Salt Lake airport weather third coldest reading on Down town the low was and at the University of Utah was the In southern Utah northern Ari southern Nevada and south ern snow fell during Tuesday Between Cedar City and George in southern the blizzard condition was Heres Birdseye View of Mercury Diving Salt Lake City had its third coldest day in history early Tuesday and indications Tuesday night pointed to even colder weather Wednesday Temperatures Tuesday evening at the weather bureau at Salt Lake airport were 6 6 7 bad enough to close high way A bus that skidded crosswise caused the first tieup on the south NO SCHOOL Schools will not open Wednesday for classes in Salt Lake City are East high Horace Irving junior Jackson Jordan junior South Judge Salt Lake area vocational and Lincoln junior Long Struggle And Thats Haylift By ROBERT BLAIR Flying over vast expanses of pallid western Utah desert Tuesday we checked up on Oper ation Haylift and the less spec more ground Against great the allout battle to save thousands of starv ing sheep is making steady head But the struggle will be hard and I flew over the same area a week Tuesday I could see progress had been made on the pale rolling carpet 500 Desolate Miles With officials of the bureau of land Utah Wool Growers and Utah state road commission I cruised over 500 miles of Many which only a week ago were mere impressions in the Tuesday were straight ribbons of black and brown Amber splotches showed where a sheep herd had Tour Millard Area But not all flocks are so for As Alma senior air Utah air national guided our C47 transport up and down the remote I spotted sheep which ap parently had not been reached in Taking off from Salt Lake air we west over turned south along the craggy Drum past Swazey peak and continued to a point some 45 miles southwest of Millard ern A state road com mission tractor went the rescue but toppled over a 15foot embank ment in the No one was Cars began lining up on each side of the obstruction and by the time they had been turned back to Cedar City and George and the bus straightened winds had drifted the highway new state road commission in Cedar City making a road ordered road equipment from Delta and Milford to assist southern Utah workers on the blocked are being made to place tractorsalong the highway every miles until the storm is No relief from the severe weather is looked for in the next five according to Salt Lake City weather Only snow from a northwest storm and continued cold is in the in the Sawtooth reported temperatures up to 58 coldest in the in termountain and reported 57 both un Big and Boze had official 43 below An official 45 below zero re ported from Rich coun coldest A designated weather observer there recorded the temperature and re ported it to newspapers but not to the weather At the other George had above zero FEAR WINDS Sheep Rescue Men Reach 4Worsf Zone The most successful counter attack to date against winter ele ments to save isolated flocks of sheep on windswept Utah desert wastes was recorded Tuesday by road crews and All herds in the catastrophe area were contacted toy ground forces during the day and sheep were being areas near main roads which will be patrolled and kept according to dies ley range bureau of land But strong winds easily could the encouraging progress of the last two he pointed Sheep will have to depend on hay and concentrates hauled to them because all forage on winter ranges still buried by a solid blanket of James executive sec Utah Wool Growers reported no requests were received from stockmen to fly hay to Iso lated herds he operation hayride was not continued Planes still are available to any stockmen wanting to use he Willard state road commission chairman Byron re gional and Howard improvement super B L Tuesday made an air survey of most critical They reported good progress was made by road crews but ex pressed grave doubts as to whether sheepmen could pull through the winter without dire Thou sands of sheep are feared frozen in Juab according to re OutofState Hay Hooper said plentiful amounts of hay were located in outofstate areas and if railroad freight rates could be reduced to enable stockmen to buy the feed situation would be taken care of to a large in the nations capi a senate interior affairs com mittee approved an emergency fund of and requested Harry S Truman to name some individual to coordinate re lief The resolution approved by the committee would permit aid to Indians in the Truman dug into his emer gency disaster relief fund for for quick half going tc the BLM for use in Utah and eastern The other is alloted to the bureau of Indian BULLION PROFIT Steel Votes Dividend Extra on Common Shares NEW 25 United States Steel direc tors Tuesday declared a special dividend on the common stock in addition to the quarterly dividend of Directors also announced plans to split the stock on a threefor one Net profit for the full year 1948 totaled equal to acommon share as com pared with or a common share in the preceding Net profit for the final three months of 1948 totaled equal to a common share compared with or a the final quar ter of and with i or a share in the quarter we passed over ended See Page Column A I Tha will vote on May at which time the annual corporation meeting is on the proposal that the common stock be split three shares for Both dividends on the common stock are payable March 10 to holders of record SAN 25 UP Steel jumped 3 points on west coast stock exchanges Tuesday after directors declared a extra dividend and proposed a three for one stock The issue was active at Los Angeles as well as A tptal of 3800 shares gold here and 3860 at LOB The stock sold as high at 76 at Angeles while the high here was It closed on both exchanges at compared with the New York close at The easternmarket had closed before the news The days high on that market was The plant is the largest of its type in the intermountain Firemen Stand Hclplcst A tide oforange flames swept through the mills central building while six pieces of fire equipment stood helplessly by without a water One 750gallon pumper truck poured salt water into the shortly after arriving at the but the water pond ad jacent to the was ex Arrangements were made to transport water to Saltair from Salt Lake City via Garfield and Western Railroad A 000gallon tank arrived about 7 Save Drying Plant The main plant already was according to Salt Lake County Fire Chief Jack who directed the fire said the new water supply wag used to save a drying plant on the west side pf the burning J3ulld fng7 and storage space and a ma chine shop on the east The chief said the fire probably would burn all Apparently starting in the pack ing department in the southwest corner of the second the fire spread quicjty through central trapping the two injured women for a few Women Suffer Suffering first and second de gree burns were Vance 419 Park and Vera both reported in good condition at L D S lion Vosco Tooele was overcome by smoke and taken to his residence shortly after he escaped from the flaming building on a manlift leading from the storage bins in which he was working on the third Credited with saving the wom ens lives were James and Jay 1022 3rd both employes of the salt Gustin was in fair condition at L D S hospital suffering shock and ill effects from inhaling smoke and Witnesses said a truck and a dock rushed up back leading to the package depart seized the extin guished the flames in their cloth ing and carried the women to Employe Discover Fire Other workers aided friends to escape from the inferno after a woman employe discovered the blaze in an unoccupied room in which empty packages and were Dariene 1295 4th said she was working in the packing department and had thrown some papers outside about 3 Everything was all right she but about I thought I smelled smoke and opened the door into the storage The entire room was ablaze and shot out into the package Everyone started screaming and ran out of the Vera and the other girl ran through the door I had just I guesa thats fyhy they were Out I scrambled through a window and jumped about six feet to top of a box car and made my way to the Employes attempted to halt spread of the flames with extin guishers but the fire goon out of control Salt Lake county fire equip ment from Magna and Murray and the Tooele Ordnance depot fire de partment were We couldnt do very Chief Clay We just didnt have Below zero cracked one of the hoses and ham See Page Column S
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