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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Throntb frldiy WEATHER Mostly clear and winner Detalla OM 11 68 SALT LAKE TUESDAY JUNE 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Blaze Kills In January Seen for Vet In Inferno Railmeu Victims of House Fire Youths Carry Duo to Safety Billion Rebate Set for 16 Million June 20 By JIM BALDWIN AND ROBERT BLAIR Insurance Tribune Staff Writers Flames that swept an twostory frame building on Salt Lake Citys west side early Tuesday took the lives of two j refunds totaling Two others were rescued by four youths who ran into the I will begin about nextj burning structure and carried them to i January to some i Victims of the tragic fire were identified as James Gor about an employe of Union Pacific according to the city and Cornelius an employe of of Denver and Rio Grande Western Identity Uncertain The identity of Kooyman was not police Flames that lighted the entire at 654 Pugsley 335 West attracted the young men who were drivingalong high way They called the fire then entered the burning struc ture to save the lives of Daniel McGillis and Andrew Fire department records showed the alarm came at Four Aid Victims The youths were Ralph Willard Norman Slay addresses not and William 668 North Witnesses said the fire started in the ground floor of the flimsy then mushroomed up trapping the two victims who were sleeping in the upper Police said Gormansbody ap parently fell through the burning Kooymans badly charred re mains were located about an hour later in the smouldering wood and Kooyman Was Resident Residents of the area identified Kooyman as one of the victims only because he was an occupant of the They said if ne is not the it may take some time to identify the dead persons because of the condition of the It was impossible to go upstairs into the structure because of the intense heat and We got McGillis out he He did not want to leave the building and was more con cerned about saving his radio than getting out Lived in East End McGillis lived in the east end of the building on the ground Philip Jessiip Bolsters Hiss defense with good Jessup Lauds Hiss Loyalty In Paris Note NEW June 20 UP Ambassador at Large Philip Jessup said Monday in a state ment mailed from Paris to the Alger Hiss perjury trial that Hiss had a good reputation for in loyalty and Jessups sent from Paris where he is attending the big four foreign ministers was introduced as the de fense opened its case in an effort to prove that Hiss did not commit perjury to conceal Jessup said he had known Hiss since but had never prior to reports that he was either Communist or a Com munist Court Decision The prosecution objected to in Moments he the group located It was believed that all the men worked for the The structure was owned by Mae 654 Pug who said the building was insured for about Smith told investigators four youths had been to Lagoon troduction of a similar character for an outing and were returning I statement from Adlai Steven home when they saw the ison Illinois and Presiding Judge Samuel Kaufman reserved de Flames Attract Many The Dejection was made on Hundreds of spectators from the Ithe ground that Stevenson was able to testify in Earlier a former coworker Of Hiss testified that few file cabi to nets were locked in the trade Carl or Cornelius Westerfield i agreements division of the state Kooyman was born in I department in the late July He was mari The witness was Charles ried and had a John as World War II veterans who took out life insurance it was announced Government officials predicted the money will serve as a healthy shot in the arm for business i These officials noted that the payoff on terminal leave bonds in 1947 provided a siz able stimulus as reflected on sales Most veterans promptly cashed their Average Near Under the new an inounced by Veterans Administra tor Carl Gray each ex serviceman or his heirs would re ceive an average of about The chief indicated the checks will start going out some time in but on Capitol Kenneth Keat ing demanded that congress set 15 as the dead Keating introduced a bill to that The New York lawmaker as serted that veterans were over charged on their government issued life insurance anc he told the house Refund Immediately This money should be refundec to them not a yeai from Many of them need the money It is their It does not belong to the govern Keating said the supreme court ruled early in 1948 that such re funds were but failed to Described as a the money to be repaid is from two sources An surplus which developed from the fact that insurance premiums were based by law upon a standard mor tality deathrate turned out to be table which higher than Earnings from the officials said the advances of medical science in successfully combating disease and lengthen ng the span of human life con ributed to the margin of error in the mortality table used as a In the administration said every veteran who took out national service insurance and kept t in force at least three months vill be the poli cies were not issued alter First Meeting November Surprise Smiling 1348 campaign Thomas of New York and Earl Cali meet for first time since they teamed for presidential race last are in Colorado for the annual national Governors Theyve kept In It Was All Smiles Between Earl in Colorado COLORADO June 20 was all smiles Monday when the 1948 Repub lican election team met for the first time since the November After the opening session of the national governors confer New Yorks Thomas presidential nominee who arrived at the conference Monday strode across the meeting room toshake hands with Californias Earl his running How do they feel about seeing each other said He hasnt changed a cept for a good echoed adding of weve kept in close touch with each other by nearby area witnessed the but tragic Many wore only night a few having stopped Judith Coplon testified at her espionage trial Monday she was struck dumb with fear and ter ror when her Russian sweetheart hinted that the Soviet secret po lice might be on their The darkeyed defendant swore Tames born Isistant chief of the agreej that fear for her life lay behind Coploii Tells Jurors Russian Never Asked for Secrets June 20 agents off the track when she met Russ Afraid to Risk Smith Tells Governors July 1S86 in Mate of 50 Now Sought by Law NEW June 20 Police sent out a 13state alarm Monday for a 73yearold ments division in He hinted that someone besides Hiss might have filched secret government papers from the state Of Good Reputation Both Darlington and Harry the furtiveness of her actions when she met her Valen tine a married Russian and former United Na tions Did you know that the N K V D Russian secret police is supposed allegedly a matrimonial swindler that Hiss had a reputation for in de said to have married loyalty and least 50 women in the past 401 Darlington that years and walked out with theirHenry Julian another money and j employe in the division at that Police said he has operated on had a well developed of ajto murder silently Did you read Tufts college professor who was that in FBI reports asked De chief of the trade agreementsdi vision from 1936 to testified both sides of the curiosity about many fense Archibald Miss Coplon Coplon Charges The government contends that Miss 28yearold former Justice department went through elaborate zigzag tactics in an attempt to throw FBI BIG FOUR LEAVE PARIS Austria Pact Stymie Cleared June 20 west1 Yugoslav claims on These ern powers and Russia Monday j developments cleared the way for cleared away obstacles to an Ausi an Austrian treaty which the min trian independence treaty and isters told their deputies to pro agreed to try to get along better j duce by in American spokesmen were not These were the results of a fouroptimistic in evaluating results week conference of the council of of the of foreign ministers which ended here i State Dean Acheson had no corn in a flurry of excitement as Russia sought unsuccessfully to make a last minute change in the Big Fours communique ment for Work on the Austrian treaty was described as substantial steps forward and important be Russia promised not to reimposc cause it will free Austria and push blockade of in return for I Soviet troops farther back into i noon they are on the defensive in Ger many and trying to hold to what they They are no longer in a position to advance into western he Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky provided the last minute fireworks for a conference remarkable for its At a closed afternoon meeting he agreed to a Big Four statement of conference which was released for publication at 8 efforts to revive eastwest trade eastern in This was contained in a sixpoint statement of prin ciples of the Big Four to guide ne gotations in It is felt that ground has been neither gained nor lost in Gcr As Acheson prepared to leave for his plane en route to Washing ton and British Foreign Gubitchev in New Testifying in her own defense for the third straight Miss Coplon said Gubitchev told her on various occasions a that his wife had detectives following him and b that the thought the NKVD might be shadowing Miss Coplon was still on the stand when court recessed for the She is expected to finish her story Tues Reiterates Denials The defendant reiterated her de nial that she ever slipped govern ment secrets to though she had conceded that she carried a purse containing extracts of secret FBI reports when she went to meet him in New She had the she as background for a novel she hoped to Turning to the night of last March when FBI operatives arrested the pair downtown New Miss Coplon said Gubitchev again told her he was being followed and begged her to meet him in Times They had met far uptown in Manhat The former government girl said she was telling Gubitchev goodbye forever when the FBI seized Drops Relationship She had decided not to see him any she after having learned at an earlier on that he was already a married man Did Gubitchev ever ask you to give him any government se crets Palmer Your relationship with him was on a personal basis As between a man and a maid she Miss has testified that with the possibility that the Ernest Bevin headed for his her meetings with Gibitchev began principles agreed on may mean special train and Vlshini before she learned he was married jand that he tried to kiss her only COLORADO June 20 Walter Bedell mander of the First army and for mer ambassador to told the governors conference Monday night the United States faces a continuing struggle in which Rus sia will attempt to wear to exasperate to probing for weak spots they can He asserted Russia will not risk war now and will modify ag gressive policies when confronted with firm resistance and recog nizable The conference also heard a spir ted debate in which proposed federal aid to education was de nounced as a fatal mistake which will endanger the American form of government and defended as necessary if the states do not fur nish adequate Other Grave Problems Other ideas advanced at the ses attended by 45 state and hree territorial governors were That care of the mentally ill md highway safety are two of the gravest problems confronting the That in fairness to poorer federal grants should be placed on a basis of need rather than the ability of the state to match federal Her man Talmauge of Georgia pro posed a resolution to this effect in which Strom Thurmond of South Carolina That the servicemens read justment giving to the veteran for 52 weeks to allow him time for peace should be Foreign Policy The object of the nations for eign Smith told the confer is to prevent war and assure peace through the United Na to settle international dis putes by pacific Necessary to this the speaker is support of the European recov ery program and the North At lantic IJ we are to achieve our ob jectives in said it devolves upon the United States to use its own strength to shield the free nations of Europe from aggression while they rebuild their own just as we are using our natural resources to revive their Smith asserted that a free Eu no longer dependent on the United or fearful of attack from the would be a stabiliz ing force of the utmost signifi It he contain a population greater than further advanced in science am technology and industrial or ganization much more efficient and It was Alfred Driscoll of New Jersey who denounced pro posed federal aid to education as a fatal He said there are enough tax if properly em to allow the states to sup port education without threat of federal He pointed to wasteful bureau cracy in federal If poor states must have said the program should be limited to a certain term of The west met the i a lessening of tension between the sky sent word he wanted the Soviet claim on Austria for Ger east and particularly in munique held He also wanted j She told the federal court man The Russians tossed j a new Big Four He said jury that she never even discussed over Yugoslav Premier Marshal One official spokesman j he had new instructions from the nature her work in the Jus by dropping their support oi said the Russians showed clearly 1 tice department Pope Supports Bans Czech Strays VATICAN June 20 The Roman Catholic church struck back at its enemies in Czechoslo vakia Monday and excommuni cated all Catholics who join the Communistsponsored Catholic ac to the churchs lay or ganization of the same It was a blow in support of the 60yearold archbishop of j and the unemployment insurance Truman Orders New Reforms ForEfficiency Uses Reorganizing Power To Revamp Government June 20 Harry S Truman Monday got the power to reorganize the government and immediately ordered seven farreaching They become effective in 60 days unless congress votes him The Truman changes call for a 10th cabinet secretary of They reach into many sent the plans to congress upon signing the long reorganization First reaction in congress was largely Members indi cated the proposals would get friendly Bipartisan Flavor Truman retained a biparti san flavor in the vast undertaking by noting that they follow closely the Hoover The commission on government reorganization headed by former Herbert Hoover recently rec ommended to congress a vast pro gram of consolidations and other reforms aimed at efficient and cost Truman indicated he would have more plans The plans take effect unless either house or within 60 vetoes them by a majority of the full votes in the senate or 218 in the They will be considered Cut Time Limit if congress quits be fore that the plans would die Although lead ers indicated congress would stil be in session a move was un der discussion to cut the time limit by congressional the presidential changes would a Turn the security agency into a cabinet rank depart ment of welfare it handles health education and social security mat b shift the public roads administration from the federa works agency to the commerce de c put the bureau of employment security Jobless pay and job placement in the labor d reorganize the post office e enlarge the scope of the presidents execu tive f streamline the civi service commission and g give the chairman of the maritime com mission more Reflect Approval LILIENTHAL VIEW Money Rifts May Rein AProgress June 20 nations vital Abomb pro gram may be slowed down by too much criticism of high atomic building Chairman David Lillenthal of the Atomic Energy commission said He voiced that fear at a hearing of the joint senatehome atomic The committee is con sidering charges by Bourke Hickenlboper that thai is of incredible mis from congressmen inclination to ap Comments reflected an prove the plans provided They are in line with the Hoover commission They save Joseph McCarthy said he saw nothing bad n the but observed Mr Truman had not gone nearly as far as the Hoover Irving Ives commented where the plans are n line with the Hoover they should be Trumans message said the seven reorganization plans would Create a tighter national de ense and planning setup by trans erring the national security coun il and the national security re lources closely connected vith national to the cx cutive office of the Transfer the bureau of em iloyment security from F S A to he labor This bureau administers employment services Josef whose sermon was broken up at Vitus cathe dral Sunday by Announced In Decree The excommunication was an nounced in a decree of the sacred i congregation of holy an ancient body charged with defend ing the faith against false doc The decree declared the new Catholic action group schis matic and accused its founders of Even as the church acted with one of the most powerful weapons at its Czech police tight ened their guard over the palace Give the postmaster general authority to reorganize post office Give the chairman of the civil service commission broad management of the pro Hickenlooper charged Monday that the commission made a com pletely inexcusable expenditure of government money in building junior high school at of many workers at the atomic He made it clear that he was not objecting to the school but to the fact that the origmaircost was estimaed at and It now figiStett Harry Vice president of General Dlectric wtdch built the testified that the architects who planned it had not given proper weight to problems involved in construction in the Ranford Hickenlooper mappedback that the architects had recevied for their and demanded to know why the government couldnt expect proper architectural advice for that Winne said some of the coat was unquestionably due to the need to rush the to comple He said some materials even had been i flown in at a high BY NATIONALISTS Shell Oil Unit Hit in China June 21 air raiders fired a Shell Oil warehouse Unconfirmed reports said a British freighteralso was The British ship reported hit was the Blue Funnel freighter She was said to be either tied up or anchored Just off the Shell docks at Gough where the fired warehouse is The unconfirmed report said ship had several casual ties either by bombing or strafing jy the Nationalist Butterfield and agents or the said they had no definite information about the at of the He has dcjday night clared a fight to the end against Birmingham efforts to make the church a Com munist lacuea aDout Vernal Spine Craivls for Help Tribune Special June 20 After lying with a broken back for three days and nights without food and 73yearold Charles Swain crawled a mile and a half to a neighbor for help and Monday was reported in fairly good condition in a Salt Lake Sometime Thursday Swains horse threw and tram pled him at the lone ranchers home on Little Brush about 17 miles northeast of He crawled into his dugout and lay helpless and alone until Sun day He then inched across a mile and of sagebrush land to the Gladys Evans from where he was taken to the Vernal Examination here revealed Franciscan printing presses near Babich Convicted of Draws Life at Hard Labor June 20 UP stood erect before the judge to 19 was conj hear his victed of first degree murder and j The dark haired sentenced to life n prison Mon1 who voted the out Wave of Arrests Czech churchmen in Prague said the government had launched a wave of arrests against priests and prominent laymen in They reported without confirma tion that Archbishop Josef Ma tocha of Olomouc in Moravia was one of those placed under police Rumors that Arch bishop Beran himself had been placed under formal arrest lacked confirmation because persons out side his palace were unable to make contact with At the same Uie Commu nistled government of Poland controls on Catholvcs of that country by seizing the large that his back was An ambulance removed him to the hospital in SaltLake Warsaw and reportedly taking over Catholic equipment at H other tor killing Patricia I standing senior of his high school 18 because she graduating was escorted to tattled about the illicit the waiting automobile tatuea aoout tne preg and fot vvaupua state prison nancy of her older jat Less than three hours after the I Babich was convicted of killing case was given to the jury for Patricia last 10 and dumping was on his K way to two days The jury reached its verdict with a speed believed unprece dented in where speedy justice is a Judge Her bert Steffes promptly pro nounced the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment and aiided hard labor to make it more The defense indicated it would ask for a new trial and if neces sary appeal the When the jurys verdict was the body was recovered from river last March Babich stood by the sidt of Arthur to hear the Katherint mother of Kathleen and the slain said she was satisfied with the verdict and the He got what was coming to she said Birmingham and Kathleen had differed on the issue of Babichs 18yearold I Babichs but when Kathleen who expects her j burst into when theverdict baby next collapsed into was hysterical I rushed to her But Kathleen Babich himself turned but I brushed her   

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