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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am am pm iatermountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Cloudy with sboweef Wednesday cooler Detmiii OB CT VOL 159 NO 6 SALT LAKE UTAH WEDNESDAY MORNING APRIL 20 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Solons Find Filth Close to Home Senators Take Slumming Tour While Weighing Housing Bill WASHINGTON April 19 look a slumming tour in the Capitols back they weighed a multibilliondollar housing bill designed to help wipe out blighted areas and to build 810000 low rent dwellings as public projects Picture on Page 10 Paul A Douglas D 111 Officials View Clear Atom Project Road BOISE April 19 officials said Tuesday they felt there would be only a minimum of problems involved in the location of atomic reactor test ing stations near Arco after a conference with area stockmen L E Johnston appointed man ager of the station by the atomic energy commission met Tuesday in the statehouse with Arco area stockmen legislators and officials from the bureau of land manage ment Both Johnston and state Sen E J Soelburg R Butte e phasized their belief any problems arising between holders of exist big grazing permits and the A E C would be solved easily Easy Restrictions Johnston said in the location of the reactor testing stations in the 400000 acres needed that no rigid restrictions will be laid down as far as location of fences and instal lations is concerned He said if a question arises of cutting off a rancher from needed water that all possible considera tion will be shown Soelberg said Johnston has been most cooperative in explaining generally what land will be needed and in rights The AEC consideration of existing officials said there probably will be no extensive de velopment in the area for one or two years Nucleus of Plant Soelberg said at the present time about 25000 sheep and about 10000 cattle are grazed in the general area He said about 20000 acres in the area are privately owned and between 9000 and 10000 acres are owned by the state Johnston said the naval gun test Ing station located southeast of Arco would become the nucleus of See Page 2 Column 3 Truman Signs BillforERP WASHINGTON April19 President Harry S Truman Tues day signed a bill authorizing 580000000 for European recovery over the next 15 months Mr Truman used eight pens in affixing his signature to the meas ure which allots more than one eighth of the entire national budget to foreign aid This will probably look like a forgery the president chuckled as he took up one pen after an other to write out his name but it really isnt There were no speeches The ceremony held in the oval room at the White House was over in five minutes After carefully wipingthe points Mr Truman handed pens to each of the seven witneses and kept one for Sen Arthur H Van denberg R Mich who was un able to attend The legislation makes 1000 000000 immediately available to the Economic Cooperation admin istration the Marshall plan agency from funds of the Recon struction Finance Corp Sen Paul served as a guide for his col leagues First he showed photo graph after photograph of squalid housing accommodations located right in the heart of Washington only a few hundred feet from where the lawmakers sat Later he took four senators on a personally escorted tour through the once fashionable sec tion where brick houses George Washington once built for an in vestment still stand Moral Cancer Before leaving for the hourlong inspection Douglas told the sen ate that slum areas here and else where in the country are a moral cancer a health hazard and an economic loss Slum clearance he said calls for a major surgical operation for which cities cannot meet the bill unless assisted by the federal gov ernment Under the longrange housing program nearing a senate vote the government would make avail able 51000000000 for loans with an additional for grants over a fiveyear period The slum clearance section how ever was the center of senate debate before and after Douglas graphic presentation of living con ditions here and in other cities such as Chicago New Orleans De troit Dallas and Los Angeles Smelled the Stench The four men who accompanied R Fer Baldwin Green D R guson and Morse R not meet any of tke thousands of Easter tourists still in the city Instead they smelled the stench and saw the filth of alley dwellings in which whites and closely packed together live with in sight of the capitol dome V The once fashionable southwest section now houses about 90000 people equally divided between whites and Negroes said Police Captain Paul L Barnes who ac companied the group Barnes estimated there were a couple of thousand places else where in the city where exist the same conditions of filth and un sanitary accommodations An Outdoor Toilet At one Pleasant senators ducked through a doorway which led into an alley way littered with broken bottles tin cans garbage and other refuse In the midst of the debris was an outdoor toilet More said a health officer re ported conditions were so bad in he area they visited that there was serious danger of a highly contagious disease breaking out within six blocks of the capitol The young Minnesota senator said it was easy to rent a place if you own two cats but you cant jet in with two children Flagpole Tumbles III 4Near Miss SEATTLE April 19 Seattle woman narrowly missed death Tuesday when a 25foot flag pole plunged from the roof of the Prottas and Levitt furniture store and shattered concrete at her feet The woman Mrs T M Hanley was struck a glancing below by the 500lb pole The impact felled her but she escaped with only a painful arm bruise The pole apparently had been weakened by Wednesdays earth quake Retiring Utah department manager of American Smelting and Refining Co W J OConnor left and his successor R D Bradford conferred Tuesday veterans both have Utah backgrounds EFFECTIVE MAY 1 OConnor Quits as Chief Of Unit in Utah W J OConnor Tuesday an late Robert H professor nounced his retirement as gen of at the University eral manager of the Utah ment American Smelting and Re fining Coeffective May 1 He will he succeeded by R D Brad ford of the San Francisco Cal offices The Utah general manager an nounced he was retiring volun tarily in order to have more time for his personal business anc other interests Mr Bradford was born in Salt Lake City He is the son of the Theater Roof Cavein Hurts 39 Stirs Audience Panic HOUMA La April 19 theater ceiling crashed down on a startled audience of 75 to 100 per sons Tuesday night injuring 39 The most seriously injured was reported by theEllender Memorial hospital as Mrs Amos Lapeyrouse The hospital said she received a compound fracture of the leg She did not stay at the hospital offi cials said but was taken to her home She is the wife of one of the theaters owners The hospital said Clarence Poin cot received a simple leg fracture and John Matherne a broken jaw Four others were admitted to the hospital for minor cuts and brush burns from the falling plas ter The hospital said 32 others had been treated and released Kverett Talbot theater mana ger said the plaster and metal lath acoustic ceiling came crash ing about the heads of the 75100 person audience with little warn ing I was just entering the house and heard ft cracking he said It got louder and louder for a minute and then the entire ceiling seemed to come down in one great sheet It made a terrific noise that could easily be heard a block away A few of the people got panicky but most of them were too stunned for that The chil dren were the fortunate ones They werent hurt because they were protected by the backs of the seats extending above their heads No one was hurt too seriously He said the owners L J Lapey rouse and his two sons Amos and Earl of Park Theater Co had not been able to ascertain why the ceiling of the new movie house caved in He said the theater opened only last October Truman Urges Public Aid Of Bond Drive WASHINGTON April 19 UP HarrySTruman called on allAmericans Tuesday liight to help themselves and their na tion by putting the savings bond drive over the top He spoke at one of 49 banquets held across the nation in tribute to the 3000000 volunteer bond salesmen who will kick off the new drive May 16 and see it through to the June 30 conclu sion His words were carried to the other banquets and to millions of homes throughout the land by all four major radio networks Name Well Chosen Mr Truman said the portunity drive waswell chosen because those who purchase a government bond are buying the opportunity to thrive and pros per Farmer factory worker bank er merchant school teacher are buying security for themselves and for each other when they buy savings bonds he said He said theytyiy gives them rea 17 son to secure about17 the fu 0 their countrys Common Security Needed We know that we cannot have a sound and secure nation unless security is the common possession of our people He said the 3000000 volunteers will be joined during the drive by 250000 newsboys who will ring the nations doorbells bringing the message of this opportunity drive into 12000000 American homes I ask you to welcome these carrier boys into your homes and to give them the encouragement they deserve as our youngest salesmen This campaign is an opportu nity for just as it is an opportunity for all of us to help ourselves and our country at the same The president revealed that worth of savings bonds now are owned by individ uals the folks in little towns on farms in great metropolitan and Mrs Bradford who finite Utah Educated He was educated at the Univer sity of Utah and started his career with A S R at its Garfield plant in 1926 He was metallurgist as sistant superintendent and then was transferred to the Salt Lake office and to the New York City office for business training After this training he was made manager of the East Helena Mont plant of the company anc also of the southwestern depart ment at El Paso Tex before go ing to San Francisco to manage the Selby operations Mr Bradford has been in the Bay City for the past two years The company has a lead smelting and refining operation there Other Activities The new Utah general manager will upon assuming that office also become president of Garfield Chemical Co and vice president of Garfield townsite and of Gar of by field Improvement Co all which are jointly owned A S A R and Kennecott Copper Corp Mr 0Connor has had 39 years of service with of which 32 years were spent in the Utah department Heis a director of Silver King Coalition Mines Co a director of first Security Bank of Utah Na tional Assn vice president of Western Rock Bit Co and holds positions in other business civic and social groups Mr OConnor also is a member of the Alta club and Salt Lake Country club and has been active in numerous community social and civic organizations and activ ties Chief of Ordnance Says Next War To Last Forever 0 JI AH A Neb April 19 next war will last forever Maj Geri Everett S Huglies army chief of ordnance said here Tuesday He does not believe the atomic bomb will do anything but turb or kill a lot of people They an enemy cant win until they land with armed forces and seize control of the country They cant do that from the air Army ordnances planning he added has not been changed by the atomic bomb The atomic bomb didnt cause Japan to sur render he declared They were all ready surrender before the first bomb was dropped The countrys industrial ma chine is better greased for war than ever before said Hughes but we have the problem of keeping manufacturers inter ested Army ordnance despitt its projected budg et does not Tiavethe money to keep the preparedness machin ery intact Pact Allies Due Senators Foreign Affairs Body To Get Acheson Resume Thursday WASHINGTON April 19 The administrations plans to arm North Atlantic treaty nations will be outlined secretly to senators Thursday by Secy of State Dean Acheson Acheson will appear before the senate foreign relations commit tee He also will give the group a full report on the German situ ation Chairman Tom Connally D announcing plans for the closed session Tuesday said that after hearing Acheson the com mittee then will decide When to Lift 1 When tolift the secrecy on the armsforEurope program aimed at bolstering north At lantic defenses against commu nism and 2 When to start public hear ings on the treaty itself Connally made clear that no decision had been made on when to make the arms program pub lic He said there is a possibility secrecy might not be lifted until the senate votes on ratification of the treaty He said he did not want to do anything that would hold up the approval of the pact He disclosed also that there is a tugofwar between his commit tee and the senate armed services committee as to which will con sider the arms plan when it reaches the senate Connally said Chair man Millard Tydlngs D Md of the armed services group feels it should be considered by that committee instead of foreign re lations The arms program estimated unofficially to cost the first year will back upthe peace aims of thetreaty Sent to Senate Mr Trumanalready has sent thepact to the senate forratifica Chinese Gunners Fire On British Warships Dr Stephen S Wise Death stills his voice for oppressed Noted Leader Of Jewish DiesmNY NEW YORK April 19 Stephen S Wise worldrenownec Jewish leader who fought for half a century to make the world a better place to live for Jew and Gentile alike died Tuesday He celebrated his 75th birthday last March 17 The end came atLenox Hill hos tionT A twothirds vote is wlth his family grouped sary to make it binding upon the United States Douglas D lie and Sen Gilbert Thomas D Utah plan to introduce a reso lution urging the United Nations to adopt the honaggression prin ciples of the Atlantic pact as a supplement to the U N charter Another group of senators headed by Sen Ralph Flanderj R plan to offer an amend ment to the treaty so as to allow the 12 signatory nations to form a little U N which could func tion within the present world or ganization Hears f Jim Folsom Pension Plan WASHINGTON April 19 A government check every month for everyone over 85 was proposed Tuesday by Alabamas Gov James E Folsom He called it the Jim Folsom jlan in testimony before the house ways and means committee The committee which is study ng Pres Harry S Trumans rec ommendations for expanding the social security system to take in more workers heard from two Tuesday The other was Marion B Folsom of Rochester Y treasurer of the Eastman Co The men are not re ated to each other Disagree on Details Although both Folsoms recom mended that oldage insurance coverage be extended to farmers rofessional people and small busi icssmen Marion B Folsom dis agreed with some particulars of 3res Trumans program For one hing he doesnt want the social lecurity taxes increased as much Gov Folsom sparred with Com mittee Chairman Robert L Dough on D N C on details ofthe present law and after the flurry onceded he had lost the round When it was over the youthful governor concluded with a shout I would suggest a general tax o support everybody Im just nterested in that every body gets a monthly check from he government when they get to be 65 Cites Tax System He started by saying the farm rs of Alabama pay taxes tosup lort the federal social security rogram but collect no benefits oughton asked him whether the government itself contributes part f the benefit payments Folsom aid he thought so You dont seem to know a thing about it Doughton snapped You eem to be entirely ignorant of he system The chairman said the govern ments only contribution from gen ral taxes U for administration of he system Benefit payments he dded come from made by employers and employes Sir I stand corrected the gov rnor 1 about his bedside Stomach Surgery Heentered the hospital early thismonthfor ah operation for what the hospital called a malig nant stomach ailment Dr Wise had been gravely ill since last Saturday Funeralservices will be helc Friday at Carnegie hall The body state Wednesday at Dr Rises free synagogue died without realizing his last fond wish He keenly wanted to visit the hew nation of Israel He had spent a lifetime working for its establishment Dr Wise was president of the American Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress Cherished Ideals His many titles in arid out of his own meant less to the tall rugged rabbi than did his were1 many and covered a broad field of social progress Thelate Pres Franklin D Roosevelt called outstanding in the world for his fight for the oppressed and underprivileged Deeply troubled in recent weeks ty the present trend in interna tional relations the failing Jewish eader made his strong views mown once more he had done so often before He said American leadership seems bent on war Early Hitler Critic The widelyknown rabbi was no apologist for Soviet Russia any more than6 he had been for Nazi Germany His was one of the first strong voices raised against Hit erism in 1933 Dr Wise was born in Budapest Hungary where his forebears had been rabbis for generations on St Patricks day and the fact de ighted him It also delighted IrishAmericans who respected lira and made him an honorary member of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick in Bridgeport Conn A year after his birth Dr Wise Brought to New York where lewas reared He studied at the City College of New York Colum biauniversity Syracuse univer Sloop Aflame Rescue Vessel Repelled in Yangtze Attack SHANGHAI April 20 JP British naval sources said Wednesday Chinese shore guns turned back to Nanking a small warship rushing to the aid of the shell damaged British sloop Amethyst in the Yangtze river The British sloop is similar to a light destroyer The 2000ton British t lo o p Amethyst was hit several times by unidentified shore guns Re ports here said she was afire Wednesday afternoon and many wounded were still aboard The British cruiser London and the destroyer Black Swan were proceeding up the river from ABLE SUCCESSOR Shanghai in an effort to reach the Amethyst The British destroyer Consort WHS turned back naval sources said En Route to Nanking The Amethyst was beached after being damaged The embassy spokesman said the Amethyst was enroute to Nan king on a peaceful humanitarian mission by permission of the Chinese government with the ob ject of protecting commonwealth nations should the need arise One million Communist troops on the north and 500000 govern ment troops on the south face each other along the Yangtze Clearly Identified The Amethyst left Shangha Tuesday morning She had large union jacks the British flag painted on her sides She was commanded by Lt Cmdr B M Skinner and carried a crew o about 150 men The British sloop is similar to a light destroyer NANKING China April 19 UP China reportedly decided Tuesday to reject Communist sur render demands and it stemed certain the civil war would resume with full fury when the red iil matuni expires Wednesday Reliable said that acting Pres Lt Tsungjen and his ad risers had agreed Monday to re fuse three key Communist de mands 1 Occupation by red troops i of 10 points south of the vital Yangtze river v 2 Reorganization of Natipnalisl armies by a Gommunistdbminatec joint committee 3 Formation of a coalition gov ernment handpicked by the for all China Committee Met Tuesday Lis 11man government com mittee met Tuesday to draft a formal rejection of the Communist demands which official sources said would be presented Wednes day to the reds by government peace delegates in Peiping TheChinese terms have not been published officially but re liable sources outlined them Tues day They said the disputed points would mean complete Communist domination of and a virtual alliance between China and Russia Theft Suspect Held LIBERTY Mo April 19 UP 50yearold paymaster was h jail here Tuesday night in de ault of bond charged with embezzling from the 2orn Products Refining Co where te was employed for 25 years Dewey Vest who resigned from he company duringan investiga ion in December was returned lere Tuesday by Clay County Sheriff Curtis F Hay from Dela ware O 24 miles north of Colurii US Hay said thatVest had pur chased a small sandwich shop and asoline station at Delaware in his vifes name and was operating it at the time of his arrest An indictment charging Vest with the embezzlement listed405 ay roll manipulations from Jan 1 f Uark in Line For Clay Job arid the University of Oregon 1 1945 until Dec 4 CHICAGO Aprilr 19 Gen Mark W Clark wartime commander of the 5th armyand first American militarygovernor of Austria is slated to succeed Gen Lucius DClay inBerlin as American military governor of j Germany it was learned Tuesday Gen Clark who will be 53 on v May 1 is expected to take over the tough German assignment in the eastwest assoon as the German constitution ers reach agreement at Bonn and accept the occupation statuteof fered in lieu of a peace treaty by the western powers Commander of the 6th army with headquarters at San cisco for the last year Gen Clark established a reputation in post war Vienna as a strong willed American diplomat able to deal with the Russians in terms they understand Choice of a successor for Gen Clay who has long wanted to re tirehad reportedly lain between Gen Clark and Lt Gen Albert C Wedemeyer an authority on Ger many The Berlin assignment however calls for a general of four star rank Gen Clark is known to have been the armys choice for the combination military diplomatic post Red Delegates Jam Paris For Conclave i PARIS April 19 munist and leftist leaders from 69 nations converged on Pans Tuesday to launch the socalled world peace congress Wednesday The rank of delegatesIndicated the congress would be an organized offensive on propaganda front against the North Atlantic trsaty The pact has been called an in strument of war in the Communist ess In Pragpe Czechoslovakias Communists hastily organized an j peace congress for some delegates from ron curtain who had not been per mitted to attend the Paris meet ng The French government re fused to allow more than eight delegates from each of several Communistdominated Countries Russian Chinese Mongolian Polish Romanianand Hungarian delegates will be among those at he Prague sounding board con grew which will run five days concurrently with the Paris meet1 Pietro Nennl Italian proCom munist Socialist scheduled to make one of the first reports to the Paris Wednesday afternoon He said it would con cern the origins and background f of the North Atlantic alliance Frederick JoliotCurie member t the French Communist party 4 and chairman 6f the atomic energy commission will nake the opening address to or more delegates The entrance draped with the flags of countries represented Spain wasSrepre sented in the collectionby Spanish TIGHTEN BERLIN SQUEEZE West Riiss LONDON April 19 western allies have rebuffedRus ian feelers on the possibility of an agreement to end the economic blockade of Berlin diplomatic uarters reported Tuesday At the same time it was added they have left the way open for new Russian approach A Soviet representative has been old according to information tere that the western allies would agree to simultaneous lifting of the Russian blockade of Berlin and the allied counterblockade of he Russian occupation zone If the blockade the counter lockade are lifted informants aid the western allies would then be willing to consider a meeting big four foreign ministers to discuss the entire German prob lem But whatever happens it is un derstood the western allies are determined to press their plans to set up a separate German re gime in their occupation zones Information here is that Russia putout feelers chiefly through Jacob Malik Russian delegate to the United Nations assembly now meeting at Lake Success N T Malik first suggested inform ants said the western powers drop their plans to set up a Ger man regime in return for a Rus sian agreement toliftthe Berlin blockade He hintedthat this would clear the way for four foreign conference it warsaid i This was reported to the foreign j ministers of the United States Great Britain and France who i were then meeting in Washington in connection with the Atlantic treaty informants said Secy of i State Dean Acheson British for eign Secy firncst Bevin a n d French Foreign Minister Robert Scmmian discussed the Soviet pro posal it reportecL said to have decided that tteyv icpuldVnotdrcp ftf separata German refthtWtJthat theywere Willing t This decision was communicated to Malik informants said and it is now up to Russia to maka any
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