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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS am am pm Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday fibmm WEATHER Clear Sunday and Monday morning cold Details on Page B21 VOL 158 NO 122 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH SUNDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 13 1949 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS Utah Digs Out Under Clearing Sky c2 O J U S Hungary Envoy Recalled for Talks Action Follows Ouster Demand Decision Pends Consultation WASHINGTON Feb 12 United States Saturday called home for consultation its minister to Hungary after the Communist government there demanded his removal The state department didnt say yes or no to Budapest Only Friday it expelled a Hungarian legation aid from Washing ton in a contest of diplomatic retaliation with Budapest who had forced out two American rep resentatives Sundays announcement reflected anew the bitter differences between the two nations over the treason trial of Roman Catholic Joseph HAIL OF BULLETS Islam Terror Chief Dies After Attack CAIRO Egypt Feb 12 NYT Hassan El Bannan head of the Moslem Brotherhood shot fives times Saturday by a group of young men in a car died Sat urday night in a hospital He was leaving the Young Mens Moslem Assn headquarters and entering a taxicab when a fusillade struck the taxicab A companion was wounded A member of the Moslem Broth erhood Abdul Meguid Ahmed Has gan shot and killed Mahmoud Pahmy Nokrashny Pasha last De cember in revenge for suppression of the organization Several hun dred arrests were made after this and two internment camps were opened in connection with a gov ernment campaign to halt the Moslem Brotherhoods acts It was disclosed recently that an inner circle of the banned brotherhood had recognized Sheik Hassan as caliph which would amount to a political chief of the Islamic world This inner group of 80 conspirators it was stated carried out acts of terror by lot and were subject to execution by other members of the group if they failed Sheik Hassan who wore a black beard was a noted orator His followers were fanatically de voted to him and many of them proclaimed that he alone would be able to save the Arab and Islamic worlds The campaign of terror appears to have had the purpose of preparing power for a seizure of Speedier B36s Coming Up Air Chief Savs NORFOLK Conn Feb 12 UP Secy W Stuart Symington Saturday night that the B36 bomber is ready now to strike so powerfully and so far with atomic bombs that it can do in one day what would have taken whole armies years to accomplish He called the giant sixengined B36 the most perfect vehicle the air force has yet found for deliv ering the atomic weapon In a speech at the Lincoln day banquet of the Norfolk Conn Catholic club he said this is only the beginning Just the Beginning New and swifter B36s are on the way to make that interconti nental bomber the fastest as well as the highest flying and longest range aircraft ever built he said A B36 with an Abomb Symington said can take off from this continent and destroy distant objectives which might re quire ground armies years to take then only at the expense of heavy casualties The B36 could do the job within 16 hours after takeoff from this continent and then return non stop to its home this at a risk of 16 American lives Without mentioning Russia by name he added Mistrem of Space Other people already possess large numbers of Schnorkel long range submarines Through the capture of German technicians and manufacturing facilities they have both the knowhow and the plants to make more of them And we know other people are concentrat ing on this deadly submarine in their naval building program The B36 which he called the mistress of air space can Sym ington said 1 Fly at altitudes where even the jet fighters the U S has devel oped cannot touch it 2 Carry any type of bomb made including up to 21tonners as far as 2900 miles 3 Pack 16 cannons for self protection Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary The State department calls it re ligious persecution Hungary Charges Hungary charges that the U S minister Selden Chapin was in volved with the cardinal Chapin and the State department spirited ly denied it The latter termed the charges false and outrageous The department said it knew nothing about a Hungarian re quest announced in Budapest that the U S consider removing an other representative Lt Col Peter Kopcsak of the military attaches staff The department received Satur day from Sen Herbert OConor D Md an urgent request that it intervene in the case of 15 Pro testant leaders arrested by the Communist government of Bul garia U S Rakes Accusations The department Friday de nounced the espionage accusations against them as fantastic and charged that the Communist leadership is making a concerted assault on religious liberties all over eastern Europe OConor took the same view OConor requested Sec of State Dean Acheson 1 to lodge a for mal protest that the Bulgarian ac tion violates the postwar treaty 2 demand that American repre sentatives be permitted to attend and report all the proceedings and 3 get from the U S minister in Sofia detailed information for con fess OConor said the charges against he 15 representatives of the United Evangelical churches in luding Methodist Baptist and Pentecost groups were obviously trumped up He added The Bulgarian cases are but further instances of the overall antireligious warfare now being waged by Russian satellite coun tries under orders from the Krem lin Reserves Position A State department announce ment disclosing Hungarys demand for Chapins removal said that while the minister was being brought home the Hungarian gov ernment had been informed that the United States reserved its position in the matter Apparently this meant the United States questioned Hun garys right to in effect expel Chapin Mercury Drops Seen Today Traffic Rolling By HAROLD W SIMPSON Clearing skies and subsiding winds following in the wake f Saturdays rampaging blizzard early Sunday gave the orthern intermountain region a needed respite in its battle with he elements and brought about a near normal highway picture Temperatures overnight were expected to drop considerably rom the maximums of midweek but no extreme cold was pre icted west of the continental divide The driving storm which hit all of the northern inter mountain states had moved into southern Colorado Sunday al though flurries were persisting in some areas New snow depths up to 12 inches were reported in the snowcovered areas Getting to be an old old story this But the owner of this auto undoubtedly was none the less discouraged when he left his east side home Saturday morning to find it further snowbound as a result of another big snowfall Forecasters predict clear but colder Sunday Pontiff Assails SECURITY SCREENING Conspiracy Against Deity VATICAN CITY Feb 12 Pope Pius XII warned Saturday a conspiracy has been formed against the Lord in certain coun tries The Vatican immediately pointed up his warning by excom municating all those connected with the arrest trial and sen tencing of Josef Cardinal Minds zenty of Hungary The pope did not mention any nation by name However the Vaticans action left no doubt that he meant the Communistled coun tries behind the iron curtain where the British foreign office Friday charged that a drive is in progress to stamp out the churches The consistorial congregation which pronounced the excom munications also served sharp warning on other Communist states by threatening the same penalty against all those who in the future should become involved in the same crimes as against Cardinal The pope in a 1100word exhor tation called for special masses on April 3 to expiate the crime of the enemies of God He added that the enemies of God are spreading evil almost all over the world like a virulent dis ease U S9 Canadian Network Of Radar Given Okeh WASHINGTON Feb 12 A house subcommittee Saturday approved plans for a vast radar interceptor screen which eventual ly may be extended across all northern Canada Canadian Prime Minister Louis St Laurent disclosed at a news conference that AmericanCanad ian talks are under way for exten sion of the network along the broad arctic area Such an aircraft detection sys tem would screen vital territory COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY Russian Spy Evades Arrest Despite Constant Guarding note This In the 15th ar ticle In Mr StrtpIlngK revealing series appearing dally tn The Salt Lake Tele gram and In The Salt Lake Tribune By ROBERT E STRIPLING Edited by Bob Consldine Arthur Aiexandrovich Adams the Soviet agent who headed up the Communist partys successful raids on U S Abomb secrets was followed by dozens of F BI and Manhattan Project counterespion age men during his years of work in America But he faced arrest only once our official report on him stated The report added that all signs pointed to the fact he derived con siderable information from Clar ence Hiskey his first known con tact with an Abomb scientist He had less success with the man Hiskey named in his stead after Manhattan Project security offi cers had negotiated with the adju tant general to ship Hiskey out of the country we declared Hiskeys successor was John Hitchcock Chapin When Chapin and Hiskey met in a Cleveland hotel just before Hiskeys reas signment Chapin agreed to meet Adams So that he would be sure to recognize the Red agent Chapin testified he gave Hiskey a key to give to Adams Chapin later told the house un American activities committee he did eventually meet Adama who handed him the key but that he revealed no secret information to the Soviet agent Chapin told the committee he got cold feet at the last moment but he subse quently was removed from an air force project by intelligence of ficers Hiskey in his appearance before the committee was a reluctant witness He refused to answer all pertinent questions on the grounds that it may tend to de grade and incriminate me He gave the same answer when we asked him to comment on the fact that after he met Adams a search of Adams rooms revealed that the agent possessed highly secret in formation concerning the uranium plant at Oak Ridge Adams had interesting friends in this country in addition to Sam uel Novick president of the Elec tronics Corporation of America important war contractor and sponsor of the left wing broad casts of Johannes Steele and Wil liam S Gailmor Among them we reported offi cially were Victoria Stone opera tor now of a New York jewelry store which Adams helped to fi nance Julius Heimari a steel im porter whose daughter worked for Tass Soviet news agency and who was a friend of Earl Browder Eric Bernay former advertising manager of the New Masses and See Page 2 Column 1 Dont Let U S Rights Die Ike Cautions NEW YORK Feb 12 Gen Dwight D Eisenhower warned Saturday that the United States is in danger of falling into the hands of a dictatorship with out a shot being fired The general on leave as presi dent of Columbia university to preside temporarily over Pres Harry S Trumans joint chiefs of staff spoke to 132 students at the closing session of the Columbia college forum on democracy He was scheduled to return to Wash ington Monday No Coup DEtat The kind of dictatorship under which we may fall today is not that possibly brought off by some individuals of history by means of a coup detat and a suddenly seized power of the army or the navy or some other kind of method or through guns or to put us all in strait jackets Eisenhower said There is a kind of dictatorship that can come about through a creeping paralysis of thought readiness to accept paternalistic measures from the government and along with those paternalistic measures coming a surrender of our own responsibilities and there fore a surrender of our own thought over our own lives and our own right to exercise our vote dictating the policies of this coun try Bureaucratic Drift If we allow this constant drift toward centralized bureaucratic government to continue finally it will be expressed not only in the practice of laying down the rule and laws for governing each of us in daily actions to insure that we do not take unfair advantage of our comrades and other citizens but finally it will be the actual field of operation Therell be a swarming of bu reaucrats over the land ownership of property will gradually drift into that central government and finally you have to have dictator ship as the only means of operat ing such a huge and great organi zation cross which some military trategists contend Russia would strike at the North American con inent in event of war In Planning Stage St Laurent made clear that the extension of the proposed network ihus far is still in the planning stage He said the chiefs of staff of both countries have been dis ussing the matter The bill approved by the house armed services subcommittee would authorize a radar screen around the continental U S at an estimated cost of Subcommittee chairman Dur ham D N C said the bill prob ably will be considered by the full committee Tuesday Committee hairman Vinson D who is sponsoring the bill with Durham las predicted early approval by the house The prospective radar stations would be spotted around the U S under the present house bill to fuard strategic air approaches It also would allow the air force to set up warning stations outside this country At hearings air force officers declined to say pub licly where these stations may be located Question of Cost Associates of St Laurent said the bigquestion of throwing the protective screen around northern anada is one of cost They said Canada probably will agree to a network as extensive and highly developed as the U S wants pro vided America finances the under taking At a conference with reporters St Laurent said in reply to ques tions There are quite a number of radar and weather stations that are being used at the present time not only for military purposes but for civil and commercial aviation and other purposes ON THE INSIDE SECTION A National 2 3 4 5 6 9 1011 12 Foreign 8 Editorial 14 15 Intermountain 17 18 19 Local20 SECTION B Local1 2 3 4 14 21 22 Drama 5 Sports6 11 Business News 12 13 Classified Advertising1520 Deaths 21 SECTION W Clubs 12 13 SECTION M Features 112 Music Drairja Arts 59 SECTION H Farm Home Garden 18 Motorist Runs Off With Borrowed J H Roderick 372 W 6th North didnt mind when a motorist borrowed his snow shovel to dig out his stalled automobile Saturday morning but when he drove off with the shovel in his automobile Mr Roderick called police It wasnt the price of the shovel so much but a person is really out of luck without a snow shovel these days Mr Roderick lamented Road Situation Over State Slowly Gains An improved road picture was presented Utahns Saturday after the Friday blizzard that at one time closed all national highway exits from the state The outlook early Sunday according to state highway patrol and road com mission officials was as follows U S highway 91 open border to border Closed in Idaho north of Ashton U S highway 89 open excep between Logan and Garden City Rich county U S highway 191 closed north of Tremonton Box Elder county U S highway SOS open border to border but rough north of Tre monton U S highway 40 east closed in definitely between Park City and Heber East bound traffic can skirt block through Provo canyon S highway canyon has slide danger U S highway 50 east open U S highway 4050 west open by way of 21st South Utah 201 in Salt Lake City U S highway 8 between Eu reka Juab county and Lyndyl Millard county and west from Delta closed U S highway 160 east close from Monticello to Colorado line Utah 21 west from Milford Beaver county closed Utah 48 to Bingham closed Utah 56 west from Cedar Cit closed Utah 111 Bacchus road open Utah 201 open Utah 530 from Kimballs June tion to Wanship closed Alta and Brighton road closed Cab Strike Threatens PHILADELPHIA Feb 12 UP walkout of taxicab drivers scheduled for Monday midnight threatens to add new travel woe for 3000000 transit riders alreadj harried by the Philadelphia Trans portation Co strike The walkou would talce off the streets the 200 vehicles operated by the Yellov Cab Co The cabs except for 30 independently owned constitut the citys entire fleet and presentlj one of the two remaining means o public transport AGAIN AND AGAIN Fresh Storms Envelope Plains West By ASSOCIATED PRESS The arctic hurled a fresh blast if icy wind and snow at the north rn plains states Saturday stali ng efforts to dig out the area rom 43 days of winter blows The new storm enveloped Mon ana and most of Wyoming be ore daybreak then slammed deep y into northern Colorado It reached also into North and South Dakota and Nebraska The blizzard dropped new enow anging from three to eight inches on Montana most of Wyoming and northern Colorado Renewed Relief Activities It prompted renewed relief ac ivities in the southwest part of North Dakota The army included the state in the official snow disas ter area after an appeal by Gov Fred G Aandahl Virtually all snow removal op erations had to be halted in South Dakota where winds up to 45 miles an hour in the western sec tor were accompanied by blowing snow The winds were expected to abate Sunday with temperatures dropping to 15 below zero Most roads east of the Missouri river remained open but those in the Black hills were blocked Reached Into Northwest The at midday in the blizzard in mild er form into the northwest and northern California ending a flood threat to 2000 persons trapped by deep snows in a canyon of the Sierras South of a sharp cold front line in Kansas the lower plains en joyed mild weather It was miid in the gulf states and the Ohio valley and chill temperatures in the northeast took an upward trend Outside of the northern area from the Rockies east to the Great Lakes most of the country had fair skies Exceptions were rain clouds in portions of the Ohio valley some snowing in Utah and scattered rainy conditions in the northwest Moved Into Nebraska The latest great plains cold front dipped the mercury below zero in most of North and South Dakota and parts of Montana and Wyoming The cold accompanied by snow moved into Nebraska on winds of 30 to 40 miles an hour Gusty winds somewhat less strong than the 70mile gales of the past few days still blew up ground blizzards churning surface See Page 10 Column 4 Traffic Resumed In Utah traffic was being re sumed on most national highways and the Union Pacific Railroad Co said it expected its Los An geles to Salt Lake City line to be open for Sunday travel Snow drifts and a derailment near Mil ford Beaver county blocked line Friday and Saturday U P also announced plans to resume its City of Los Angeles streamliner transcontinental runs indicating the Wyoming bottle neck area between Rock Springs and Laramie was being broken Air lines were operating nor mally United Air Lines accord ing to Sam Kellogg district man ager added several sections to accommodate passengers stranded when surface travel was bottled up He said additional flights will continue until the travel jam is unsnarled Western Air Lines also was listed as on schedule Alert Watch Weather forecasters promised diminishing winds for the Wyo ming sector and little or no wind in other areas for at least Sunday and Monday They were watching a developing storm in the Gulf of Alaska which might swing down the path of the last storm early next week however Salt Lake City received 82 inches of new snow from the Fri daySaturday blizzard almost a new 24hour record for February snowfall The record was made in 1944 when 87 inches fell Total seasonal snowfall at Salt Lake airport weather station now is 858 inches compared with the record total seasonal snowfall of 913 inches made in the winter of 194344 Snowfall Lighter Other state areas received amounts ranging from a few inches up to a foot In eastern Utah the snowfall was lighter than in other areas and temperatures were somewhat warmer Southeastern Utah similarly received little new snow but was hard hit by winds In the sheep grazing center near Delta Millard county eight inches of new snow was reported and roads were again closed in A herd of 2000 cattle near Deseret was reported in serious condition from lack of feed Ogden reported relatively small amounts of snow compared with other northern areas engulfed by the storm For several hours Fri day and Saturday all roads lead ing out of Cache valley were closed Saturdays improving weather in the northern portion of the state as well as in Nevada and Idaho aided transportation agen cies in returning to near normal Except where roads were closed or rough other traffic also was regaining a normal status State highway officials reported See Page 10 Most Rail Transport Resumes On DriftEncumbered Lines Though new snow and some winds snarled Utahs traffic late Friday and early Saturday most rail passage was continued before Sunday except on Union Pacific lines Wyoming rail traffic remained blocked and Union Pacific sched ules were rerouted over Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Co tracks from Denver to Salt Lake City Traffic moved nor mally from Denver and Cheyenne Wyo to Omaha Neb and Kan sas City Western Pacific Southern Pa cific and D and RGW moved on delayed schedules The Union Pa cifics Utahn which was halted near Milford Friday night con tinued into Las Vegas with final stop set for Los Angeles The Pony Express due in Salt Lake Friday at 5 pm was held at Milford but expected to arrive at its destination early Sunday more than 30 hours late A sec ond Pony Express due Saturday at 5 pm will arrive later Sunday U P officials said No westbound trains departed from Salt Lake City via Union Pacific Friday but movement in that direction was scheduled to be gin Sunday In Idaho lines were blocked at Borah west of American Falls but were cleared Saturday after noon The City of Portland and the Idahoan both U P were held at American Falls Three east bound trains a pair of Portland Roses and the Idahoan were held up but moved during early after noon The Union Pacifics livestock special failed to chug out of Salt Lake City Friday or Saturday but officials expected it to highball sometime Sunday All transcontinental buses behind schedule but failed to oper ate only through Wyoming Air lines operated with only minor de lays I   

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