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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS am am pm Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Increasing cloudiness Sunday with snow Sunday or Monday Details on Page 19B VOL 158 NO 115 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH SUNDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 6 1949 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS Free 75 Stranded Autoists I Verbal Brickbats Fl At Labor Hearing Democrats Rap GOP Stalling9 Republicans Shoilt Polities WASHINGTON Feb 5 senate labor committee climaxed eight hours of public squabbling Saturday night with Sen Matthew M Neely D Wj Va roaring you keep your mouth shut to Sen Robert A Taft R Thus ended the sixth day of the bitterest hearings in recent senate history a hearing on the TaftHartley act and the Truman administrations proposal to replace it with a new labor law During the long day and eve ning Demo Charges 1 Democrats accused Republi cans of dragging out the hearings to make it impossible to finish by the Feb 10 deadline they have fixed 2 Sen George D Aiken R Vt shot back that the Democrats were treating the proposed bill purely as a political measure 3 Sen Jam s E Murray D Mont angrily accused a Gerald D Reilly who helped write the TaftHartley double crossing labor and said Reilly got in here on false pretenses 4 Democrats ridiculed Sen Taft and disputed his prediction that congress will keep most of the TaftHartley provisions on the books One of these Democrats was Neely During his exchange with Taft Saturday morning Taft said Neely was trying to blackguard a Teller a New York had some good things to say about the law which bears Tafts name y Closing Time Just Saturday nights 10 pm closing time Neely said he hadnot heard Taft use the word blackguard but had read it in a newspaper Neely If he said that he Bhamefully violated the rules of the senate Taft Neely I have the floor You keep your mouth shut until I get through Several senators exclaimed in protest Taft tried to speak Neely eaid If he will apologize it will save me havingto call the senator a name I dont want to use Taft I meant to say bulldoze If I said blackguard I withdraw it and asked that it be retracted from the record Apology Neely said Very well I accept the apology and indignantly left the room Representatives of the commer cial printing industry testified through the evening Sitting idly by were other scheduled witnesses Including Robert N Denham gen eral counsel of the National Labor Relations board and Woodruff Randolph president of the Inter national Typographical union They will come back Monday COLLEGE ECHOES i Radio Music Series Due Been thinking about the old Heres a chance for alumni of Utah State Agricultural college and Brigham Young university to get firsthand information on their schools progress and development In the field of music Sunday evening under sponsor ahips of The Salt Lake Tribune and the Intelmountain Network two new radio series will begin emanating from the two Utah col leges The TJ program will be broadcast at pm Sunday from the home of Dr Roy Harris with the program under direct su pervision of Reed Bullen man ager of station KVNU Logan This program first of a series scheduled to continue through July 31 will feature Dr Harris anc his wife Johana an accomplished concert pianist Its title will be Music With Our Neighbors Highlighting the BYU pro gram first of a series of 15 broad casts which will feature various phases of the universitys musica department will be the schools symphony orchestra directed by Lawrence Sardoni Details of both the halfhour programs will be found in The Sunday Tribune Magazine Section ExFederal Judge Dies OAKLAND Cal Feb 5 A P St Sure 80 retired federa judge for the northern district died Saturday i BETTE DAVIS 48 Womens Top Salary Goes to Star WASHINGTON Feb 5 UP Actress Bette Davis copped the ax qollectors oscar Saturday as the highest paid woman of the year The treasurys final listing of salaries paid in the calendar year 1946 and fiscal years which endefl n 1947 disclosed that the throaty voiced Miss Davis collected 000 from the Warner Brothers studios She bumped into second place the shapely Betty Grable who was irst in the tax mans books the previous year Miss Grable drew 299333 at 20th CenturyFox Top Actor Both were eclipsed by Holly woods toughest film citizen Hum shrey Bogart who earned more han anyone on the Acting side of he movie business Bogart got S467361 for demonstrating on be half of Warner Brothers that rime doesnt pay But movielands and the na ions top salary Went to a non magnate Charles Skouras whose pay was re orted at in an earlier reasury listing Jacob W Schwab a New York clothing maker was second man on the latest list with a salary of And the highest paid jusiness woman on the roster was Dorothy Shaver of the New York department store Lord Taylor She earned Filmdom Dominates Screen luminaries dominated the list of the top 10 salary earners The treasury is required to make public all salaries in excess of 300 paid by corporations Thus the figures do not include incomes of many of the wealthiest fam ilies of the country who get most of their money from investments All those figures were before taxes The income tax collector reduced their takehome pay con siderably The treasury takes on a salary of A sal ary would be taxed at at at at at at and at The incomes reported by the treasury also include in some cases bonuses expense allowances and other compensation Idahoan Frozen Slide Victims Bodies Dug Out Road crews Saturday rescued some 75 persons stranded for more than 20 hours on desolate Bingham highway by a snow and wind storm which claimed four lives in Utah and Idaho In steep Bear River canyon 46 miles north of Ogden workers recovered the bodies of three Union Pacific railroad workers who perished late Friday when mountainous avalanches of snow buried them on the ice of nearby Cutler dam And at Soda Springs Ida a 35yearold farmer Evan Reid perished in chest deep snows when Scribes Tale Of Rescue Airs Anxiety Ready NowHeave Ho Once More NowHeave One of two buses stranded overnight on windswept snowcovered highway between Midvale and Bingham was returned to mobility about 3 pm Saturday Passengers in bus and in snowbound auto mobiles attempt to surmount insurmountable drifts of highway snow Russians Offer NonWar Pact to Norse LONDON Sunday Feb 6 Russia offered a nonaggression pact to Norway Saturday after tacitly warning the Scandinavian country against joining an Atlan tic pact with the United States and western Europe The Soviet ambassador to Nor way handed Dr Halvard Lange Norwegian foreign minister a note Friday containing the offer the Moscow radio said in a broadcast heard in London The radio said the Russian reply was handed to Dr Halvard Lange Norwegian foreign minister by the Russian ambassador Friday Lange and other Norwegian officials left Olso Friday night for Washington to discusfj the proposed pact The Soviet government declared in its note the radio said that Nor way failed to give any clear re ply as to whether Norway would permit the establishment of air and naval bases on Norwegian ter ritory under the Atlantic agree ment The radio added that the Soviets held firmly that the Atlantic pact is directed toward setting one group of countries against other states It is quite obvious Russia said that the Atlantic union does not aim at consolidating peace and international security Miner 62 Saved After 10 Hours Trapped in Shaft SHAMOKIN Pa Feb UP 62yearold miner was res cued Saturday night after he had been trapped for nearly 10 hours by a cavein at the bot tom of a 20foot antharacite mine shaft The feverish effortsof rescue workers was rewarded after a daylong seesaw battle with subsequent coal falls which threatened to take the life of Alexander Pochekilo Originally Pochekilo was bur ied upright by a slide of coal and dirt as he and his son Jo seph 22 worked in their inde pendent mine at nearby Sagon Joseph trapped up to his waist was freed in an hour Idahoan Freezes to Death Faithful Dog Saves Wife Tribune splint THE COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY White House Pressure Puts Probers Up Against Wall By ROBERT STRIPLING Edited by Bob Considine EDITORS NOTE This in the eighth article of n srrles nxamlnlns the Communist conspiracy in the United States Mr Stripling was until recently the spark plug of the committee that uncovered widespread Communist espionage and propaganda In this exclusive series appearing Sundays In The Halt Lake Tribune and dally In the Salt Lake Telegram he shows the reader the Inner workings of the house committee on unAmerican activities Article Eight The last two cases I investigated for the house unAmerican activities committee before I was shanghaied into the army as one commentator put it dealt with Mrs Earl Browder and the CI Os political action committee It was highly diversified inves tigating work Its chief fruit was my somewhat curious induction and unusual let us say treatment in the army Raissa Browder a Communist from Russia entered the United States illegally in 1933 She was eventually held deportable but for reasons not quite clear to me remained in this country Then in 1944 whoever was advising her recommended that she go to Can ada briefly and make formal ap plication for a United States visa so that she would be eligible for United States citizenship In time she appeared with her attorney Carol Weiss King later Gerhart Eialera at our consulate in Montreal The exam ining officer there ruled she was a Communist and therefore not eligible for a visa Shortly after that decision a United States vice consul appeared at Chairman Martin Dies office in Washington and stated that un usual pressure had been put on the consulate at Montreal to re consider Mrs Browders Case He added that he had left the con sulate in disgust when the state department reversing a traditional willingness to let consular officers on the scene decide on the fitness of visa applicants issued direct See Page 9 Column Primate Prays For Peace At Trial End BUDAPEST Hungary Feb 5 Cardinal Mindszen ty stood Saturday night before a peoples court in the shadow of a possible death sentence and prayed for the court and the Hungarian state In a dramatic final statement the 56yearold primate of Hun gary said he stood by his admis sion of guilt in principle to the charges the government brought against him but he insisted he was innocent of plotting to overthrow the Hungarian government or of sabotaging its economic program Cardinal Prayer The cardinals prayer delivered in a clear distinct voice in the presence of his judges ended his trial and that of six codefendants on charges of espionage seeking to restore the Hapsburg monarchy and black marketing The prelate concluded his prayer in these words I am thankful to my God that according to my severe con science I am not an enemy of peace I had never been against peace I only pointed out em phatically certain preliminary con ditions in the interest of a long and lasting churchstate peace My Standpoint My letter of Jan 29 to the minister of justice which was read in court contains my stand point of today I confessed already that I came into conflict with the laws of the state in certain things con cerning finances I have already offered restitution This is my earnest I brought the love of my church to this courtroom and I beg for this love for the Hun garian state to which I have shown obedience here I also beg for this love for my self and may the Lord give wis dom to the court when they pass their sentence which may help a settlement at home and abroad SODA SPRINGS Ida Feb An Idaho farmer froze to death in a howling blizzard early Satur day and his wife who was found nearly frozen her arms locked to a fence was in serious condition Evan Reid 35 died of cold and exhaustion after floundering more than two miles in chestdeep snow after his snowplane overturned 10 miles north of here Friday night Leaving his wife Mrs Veda Wood Reid 32 in the small cab on skis powered by an airplane Reid had been trying to reach a brotherin law Harley Wood for help After Daybreak Mr Wood was awakened after daybreak Saturday morning by the excited barking of his dog and followed him through deep and shifting drifts Mr Wood found the frozen body only onequarter of mile from his home He feared his sister was dead too and with his wife headed for the snowplane They found Mrs Reid her arms locked to a fence unconscious Her face legs and wrists were completely frozen When revived the survivor said she had waited in the snowplane several hours then left it hoping to follow a nearby fenceline to safety What saved her from meeting the same fate as her husband was that the family dog was with her She buttoned the httle animal in side her coat this kept her body fairly warm while her extremities were frozen Praises Dogs If it hadnt been for our dog and the Reids dog said Mr Wood my sister would have been lost too Dr Allen Tygert Soda Springs physician reached the halffrozen woman late Saturday afternoon Her condition was described as ON THE INSIDE SECTION A National 2 3 6 9 10 11 Foreign 4 Editorial 14 15 Inter mountain 12 13 16 17 18 20 Salt Lake City 21 22 Intermountain12 13 16 17 Local18 20 21 22 SECTION B Salt Lake City 1 2 3 20 Drama 4 Sports 59 Business News 10 11 Classified Advertising 1319 Deaths19 Local1 2 3 20 SECTION M Features 112 Arts 58 SECTION W Society116 Clubs 13 14 15 SECTION H Farm Home Garden the knees down She had been taken in the Woods snowplane to the Leslie Osborrt ranch between Soda Springs and the site of the tragedy Meanwhile a Whitman mortuary ambulance waited north of Soda Springs blocked by driftedin roads for the body of Mr Reid and to transport Mrs Reid to the Soda Springs hospital The Reids operated a large dry farm surrounding their home and also farmed in Rexburg area The couple had no children Stock Markets Prices Dive On Toboggan CHICAGO Feb 5 drop in stocks Saturday wound up a week of slumping prices in many commodities Stocks in New York fell for the sharpest loss since the day after the presidential election making the second straight session of fair sized losses Numerous issues went to new lows for the past year or more General Decline Action of stocks nailed down a general decline which began in such basic commodities as grain livestock butter eggs and cotton It is a decline which has been go ingon for several months but which picked up momentum in the present week Drops in commodity prices had a repetitious appearance for it was just one year ago this week that the bigpostwar break hit grains and spread to other com modities The one big difference from last year was that this time the price slump came from levels which to begin with were lower than in 1948 Nor were the declines as sharp as last year Also last year prices were far above the points at which the government was pledged to step in and support the market This year prices of some commodities particularly grains had slipped through that support level as if it didnt exist Reassuring Words And as one grain trader ex pressed it Saturday there was some feeling that in trying to support prices at higher levels than ever before the govcrnmenl may have bitten off more than it can chew Some reassuring words for farmers came from Secy of Agri culture Charles F Brannan on Thursday when he said I don really think this is the beginning of any drastic downward trend EDITORS NOTE Snow and winds turned a trip to Bingham into a long cold assignment Friday and Saturday for two Salt Lake Tribune staff members reporter Robert K Ottum and photog rapher Van E Porter Here Is Mr Ot tunii eyewitness account of the grim experience that befell scores of motor ists stranded for hours on the higliivsiy tween Bingham and Midvale By ROBERT K OTTUM Saturday afternoon on the Mid valeBingham highway there were more than 75 persons who would lave traded eight miles of land for a bowl of hot soup and dry socks Particularly the socks The eight miles extends from lower Copperton to Midvale air port When we left it about 3 pm Saturday it was one gigantic snowdrift punctuated here and there biles with the tops of automo Buniper to Bumper The people had been marooned bUmpertobumper along that drift for more than 18 hours They suf fered cold together and pushed cars when it seemed but spent most of their time wait ing for relief The Salt Lake Tribunes mobile telephone car a 1946 sedan was in the center of the jam It became a temporary press headquarters a resting place for hardy souls who were looking over the situation and got more like a refrigerator every hour The car became stuck at 7 pm Friday with the others and drifted over in 40 minutes under a lash ing wind Covering Story At 3 am Saturday we were still covering the story and relaying it to our city desk by telephone Between telephone conversa tions we stumbled through knee deep snow taking time exposures and helped carry infants to the end of the line where they were being transported back to Bingham by Bingham police who had succeed ed in getting patroi cars to the scene from the small mining town The road later closed in again trapping all the cars once more Van E Porter TribuneTelegram staff photographer suffered se vere frostbite while working with bare hands on the Icy camera I distinctly felt my ears drop off several times Later I discovered an old rag in the cars glove com partment and wrapped it around See Page A11 Column 1 his snow plane overturned 10 miles from that community His wife left in the vehicle while Ms Reid went in search of aid was found her arms frozen to a fence in a critical condition Bodies Recovered The bodies recovered from the Bear River canyon slide were those of James A Moran 35 950 W 2nd North Salt Lake City a brake man Walter C Rodgers 37 291 E 80th South Midvale also a brakeman and H J Rush 48 Lima Mont general track fore man While clearing skies in the inter mountain area brought temporary relief there was a threat of more storms as forecasters at Salt Lake municipal airport predicted snow and wind would hit Utah late Sunday Most happy to see the bright sun Saturday were the approximately 75 persons who spent the night on desolate Bingham highway and Bacchus road Trapped by huge drifts on either side the caravan of cars was stuck from 7 pm Fri day until 1 pm Saturday Stranded Children Although Bingham police were able to get to the scene early Sat urday night to ferry stranded chil dren to Bingham and safety the cars could not move because of the stalled buses and other buried in the drifts Among the 75 stranded en Binr ham highway and Bacchus road were Robert K Ottum Tribune staff reporter and Van E Porter staff photographer Over their mobile telephone they helped direct rescue operations Bingham highway and Bacchus road were opened to oneway traf fic late Saturday afternoon re leasing some 75 persons marooned there since the previous evening Only four vehicles two of them milk trucks entered Bingham from Salt Lake City Saturday While the town is virtually cut off there is no danger of food shortage at present Some motorists who left Salt Lake City at 7 pm Friday ar rived in Bingham Saturday at 4 pm Full Crews Working While state and county road equipment stalled on the east side of the drifted highway a small privately owned caterpillar plow wormed through fivefoot piles of snow to clear the road for alow passage Children among the stranded in Bihgham were taken in by resi dents there fed and sheltered to remain until roads are cleared Among the stranded motorists on the highway all of whom had been without food or water from 18 to 24 hours many elderly persons were suffering from frostbite Swirling from the northwest the snow packed on the winter See Page A10 Column 1 CACHE VALLEY TRAGEDY Crew of 60 Recovers Three Snowslide Victims Bodies By WILLIAM F SMILEY Tribune Staff Writer CACHE JUNCTION Cache County Feb winters worst weapons with sheer nerve and manpower 60 men Saturday recovered the bodies of three Union Pacific rail employes killed in an avalanche of snow An iceencrusted work train pulled into this railroad com munity Saturday at pm bearing the bodies of James A Moran 35 950 W 2nd North Salt Lake City brakeman Walter C Rodgers 37 Midvale brakeman and H J Rush 48 Lima Mont general track foreman The three men and George L Condie Cache Junction rottd master were riding a flanger Friday night The flanger is a work train whose duties are to see that rails are clear of ob struction so wheel flanges will hold trains to the rails As the single track funneled into rugged Bear river canyon 3 miles south of Cache Junction the flanger was halted by W W Holli day Salt Lake City engineer at a fourfoot deep slide that cov ered the rails The victims and Mr Condie de scended from the caboose and the three men moved ahead of the train as Mr Condie stopped to re move a wire entangled in other equipment Mr Holliday heard a scream and looked up in time to see a white wall of winddriven snow swoop down in front of the loco motive Where the three workmen stood a second before was a wall of snow towering nearly 20 feet high The alarm was given at Cache Junction Friday at p m Throughout the night heavy equip ment and men moved into the pristine blackness whipped by winds of neargale velocity and chilled with a temperature hov ering a mere five degrees above zero From Logan Cache county sheriffs officers directed by Sheriff Wesley G Malmberg city police and fire department of ficials fought across a drifted 15 See Page A10 Column 6 I   

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