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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS intermountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Fridiy WEATHER Partly cloudy Sunday showers Details on Page 4B 108 SALT LAKE SUNDAY JULY 1949 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS British Sloop Runs Guns Of Escapes Trap Sixteen presons were killed when an Eastern Airlines DC3 liner and a naval fighter plane collided This aerial view shows scattered wreckage of the airliner after it plummeted to Piot of the Grumman Hellcat failed in an attempt to parachute Pilot Depicts Close Call With Hellcat BUZZES PIPER CUB Editors Note Grorice Humphrey the only witniss of he crash f an Eastern Air lines mid n tmvy fighter lie saw it from his small Here is hii 16 Die as Navy Plane Rams Airliner Over New Jersey of was seen to indulge in By July 30 I stunting navy fighter harassing a little Piper zoomed up in a fast turn Saturday July smacked into an kill I was flying this morningin my m hinlself and the 15 persons D f XT icinl To tn GEORGE HUMPHREY As Told to the Piper Monmouth Cub from Morrisville to aboard the rjc3 to buy some The conision in a cloud less sky lore a wing off both the Eastern Airlines plane and the navy Hellcat pilot began making I Grumman Hellcat and they spun I was about 1000 feet when a passes at my He buzzed crazily to the The Piper Cub me I was pursuing an easterly i This Hellcat had suddenly j zoomed up in front of me to my I a few stunts over New not far nortli of The crash and the fire so com pletely destroyed the airliner by only two complete bodies had been Auth orities said some of the victims probably never would be They were being taken to mor tuaries in Mount Holly and Charles a carpen I flew away Tried to Bail Out barrel rolls and zoomed along close to the He had looked away a mo ment when he heard the crash in the sky and he watched the DC3 head down at a terrific At the last he the des perate pilot seemed to have almost succeeded in levellingoff the trans port but then it nosed Almost Five Minutes DISPELLS RUMORS Thomas Posts Aim Of Fourth Term Elbert chairman of the committee on labor and public welfare and Utahs senior Saturday dis closed in a letter to The Salt Lake Tribune that he will be a candidate for a fourth term in next years congressional He thereby set at rest rumors that he planned to retire from politics or he would seek some major appointive Forecasting that the next few years will be a period of crisis and disintegrating name dis trust and the senator said Lead Ultimate Victory In one the time has come Iwhen it would be nice to go off and read a but in another j if one is really interested in making the American government function to the advantage of the American it is also a fine time to stay in the turmoil of things and help lead to an ultimate I am in a strong position to work to this There is only one Republican senator senior to There are only seven Demo crats who are my I am on two of the most important com One labor and public welfare has more to do with form ing our domestic policy than any other senate committee and I am its The other foreign relations directs our foreign policy and I am the third ranking member to Finish I feel that I am an integral part of a program that is only half I should like to continue to aid in the culmination of these among others Stockpiling of strategic and critical Further development in mak ing universal the use of silver as money and the continuous recogni tion of the American metalbased dollar as a standard on which the monies of the world will be evalu The raising of standards of liv ing through development of fair Iflbor standards and the complete abolition of exploitable child Equalization of educational op my Propwash stood me on right wing for an I righted my ship and continued j the bodies of the 12 in on my The other aircraft eluding a and the three crew was lying in a cot in his backjSager before the broken wing yard at Sykesville when he hoard drifted to the He said he had been j Persons on the ground thought watching a plane for several hours at first tne airliner had exploded The twinengined EAL transas the pilot executed loops and jn the Crash ambulances and It took almost five for all and the devclop I ment of public health services port plunged into an alfalfa field and roared into charring again came up on my right and The fighter identified by was climbing I watched him climb and it was then that lithe navy as Robert Ver first saw the jnon of tried i The second time the Hellcat cutto save himself by bailing out but i right in front of my nose Then hehe didnt get his parachute open pulled up in a tight chandelle and i in His body was found 800 smacked into the justyards from the wreckage of his aft of the I was 500 feet fighter shatteered and al High Officials Don Chutes In Air Blaze below He just about cut that bigtrans port in A chandelle is a kind of climb ing the fastest way to gain The climbing and hit the transport just aft er straightening I got out of as fast as I could after it The air was j full of flying airplane I July 30 UP Justice Fred Army Gordon Frank Graham and scattered over a twomile area of Harold Cooley most completely Parts of both pianes were found this rolling farmland north of the bigarmy base at Fort Dix The pieces rained down through the climbed hastily into parachutes when their air force C47 plane was believed to be afire during a doctors from the McGuire military air base at Fort Dix rush ed to the scene and found parts of the plane scattered for hundreds of public Continued efforts toward uni fication of the armed services which I had the honor of starting See Page Column 1 NEW July 30 Eastern Airlines Saturday re leased the names of crew mem bers and passengers aboard the Passengers Miss Alice Sutherj July New York May 30 United States military Chiefs of Staff Slate Secret Talks Monday Miss Ge chiefsofstaff flew in from Wash sky after the planes collided about recent it was learned Sat1 was described as a sister inlaw of sina i Richard jnSton Saturday for a getac Phillip Katzin andlquainted survey of western Eu her 5monthold ropes Topsecret conferences with of of Katzin 10 minutes before Hot Blue Sky The on a special flight Richard Howard from to Washing Jane West saw the wreckage hit the The DC3 of Eddie made a oneengine landing Miss June Gris Ajrlines had j where mei East backers Eastern off a Elbert ThomaH Fore casts era of political Attlee Defends Crisis Hits Churchill July 30 Minister Attlee said Saturday Winston Churchill could tell it to the not to that Britain needs a revival of free enterprise to save her from He contrasts the state with the pliable and flexible private Attlee Tell that one to the Hed better not tell it to the Attlee defended the Labor gov ernments moves since 1915 toward including nationalization of coal in a Saturday after noon political He accused Churchill of making stupid and irresponsible charges in a Conservative party Jolicy speech a week ago at Wol a labor Churchill is now on vacation in The wartime prime minister had charged labor was leading Britain o the brink of communism and economic and declared it must be unseated in the 1950 gen eral How disgraceful it is to try Admiralty Says Amethyst Joins Fleet on Yangtze July 30 British sloop Amethyst haa escaped down the Yangtze river under the fire of Chinese Com munist shore batteries and rejoined the fleet suffering damage or the admiralty proudly announced Saturday The escape took place the admiralty A signal received from the Amethyst said Rejoined the No damage or God save the The Amethyst was fired on at least twice in her downriver run to the admiralty The Amethyst has been at an u CL Ginca i i fleers of Italy and Luxembourg to make people believe that all fljir P ftvf frt and with American military lead ers in Germany are docketed Mon The army Omar air force Hoyt Vandenberg and difficulties are due to socialist mis Attlee said in his 1 Churchill let himself go in abuse and misrepresentation of the Louis Denfield of the navykrpssest kind The only serious J thinly in fhof tlllf n Calmest Aboard said was Saturday the chief The crew members Le Roy Roland Jackson Copilot the calmest man i Julien Jackson Discuss Treaty To discuss the proposed mili tary organization provided by the lable tho war by Churchill 12nation North Atlantic Tuque perienced couldn dont find oldtimers pulling stunts cruisingthrough a hot blue like The F6F Hellcat had left the He came within 100 or 200 feet Anacostia naval air near j Gray of my The regulations proi at on a i justice hibit approaching closer than 500 training flight to Quonset i aboard as crow members helped I and flight i 2To make a firsthand study but the whose identity their important passengers into I attendant Peter Goblcok of American troops in the He just never saw that was withheld pending notification i sen bulk of whom are concentrated in I Harvey pilot j of the said he told hie pas sengers what was happening and instructed hem to don Crew members helped the passen gers into the chute Roberson Roberson told the group that thing is that this abuse and these a dual mission on its 10day i umt auuse anQ lnese accusations may be taken seriously in other countries said Britains present plight was recognized as inevi Raiders Shoot Up Dance Hall After Announcer Slaying July 30 W Shotgun raiders blasted a dance palace here before dawn following the slaying of a radio A husky deputy accused of murdering tho i will be moved to another Three rangers have been patrol ling Alice since Friday Feel ing has been running high and rumors continue that Smithwick radio stuck nervously to his jail cell while the armed men Texas Ranger Ben Krucgnr said eight shots struck the Rancho a place Bill Ma son had tartly criticized the day before he was shot to in a radio slated tho Rancho Alegro was owned and operated by 60year District Attorney Sam Reams SECTION A one of the crew members had spotted what appeared to be a fire in one engine of the transport Gray said Vinson was fitted with a parachute then j then Cooley and finally A few moments later the pilot made reported There is considerable a beautiful oneengine landing high feeling in Alice He 1at the secretary said Smithwick appears consid erably Rangers and other officers kept a patrol in this thriving south Texas a metropolis of the colorful oil nnd cattle country near the Groat National 5 Foreign 8 Intermountain 14 Editorial 13 SECTIOX B W 711 13 SECTION W Society SKCTION C Local Drama Sports Mines and Markets western The chiefs arrived this afternoon in Harry S Trumans per sonal The They will move on next week to Paris and Vienna for con ferences with military leaders of the pact They will confer here with John j the American military governor also the navy and iair force commanders in Germany and the Luxembourg and Italian military who have Morgenthau then secretary of the reporting on an interview in which Churchill told him Britain was certain to be poor for some years to come because of her war chor in the Yangtze river since last April when she was shelled by Chinese Communist shore bat teries and ran aground on Rose 60 miles downstream from Dash to Freedom This was before the fall of Nan king to the At that time British casualties aboard the 1490ton Amethyst included 17 dead and 20 Normally the Amethyst carries 192 men but only 86 were aboard when the sloop made its dash to The Amethyst was one of four British warships that were fired on in the Yangtze last The gunfire killed 44 British sailors in The admiralty announcement on the escape said the Amethyst man aged to slip around an obstacle at Kiangyin and continued down Kiangyin is about 55 miles from Nanking on the way to the East China The admiralty said it had been advised by the commander in chiet of the Far East naval forces that when the Amethyst slipped her moorings in her escape try she immediately under fire of shore Fired on at KUuigyln was again fired on at Kiang yin The admiralty said the com mander in chief concluded his message Our hopes are and all are indeed proud of her The British had been negotiat ing with the Chinese Communists for release of the The negotiations bogged down about June The Communists were de manding reparations on behalf of 254 Red casualties in the battle with the British The sloop had been reported able to move under her own but had been pinned to the shore by the Communist There were reports early this month that the Communists had agreed to the release of the Ame These were denied by Brit ish naval sources in Ford Counters Strike Threat July 30 told its production work ers Saturday they arc likely to be out a long time if they carry out their strike The warning was in a company publication urging all Mich igan Ford workers to vote No in a stateconducted strike poll starting a week from The CIO United Auto Workers countered with a charge that Ford is trying to scare and threaten its Granting the U A Ws pen insurance and wage demands would raise labor and this would boomerang said the Ford house organ Rouge j News in a pageone Increased costs now mean in creased and increased prices mean fewer the editorial WAGE DISPUTE Chinese Mob Keeps Up Consul Siege July 30 UP A lockin of three United States con sular officials by about 150 former employes of the navy con tinued into its second night Sat urday with no immediate change in the situation in The former mostly Chinese but including a sprinkling of Indians and white are demanding additional pay and sev erance allowances equal to six and onehalf months List of Imprisoned Those blockaded in the consulate are Walter acting consulgeneral Morgan naval and Reu ben administrative at Ten other Americans attached to the plus a number of had to stay in the build ing Friday but were Able to leave They were permitted to come and go but only essential personnel reported for work lest another general lockin The dispute goes back to the swift withdrawal of naval units at the end of a month before the Communists took Received No Notice The former navy employes con tend they were not properly dis charged and received no They besieged the consulate July 6 but desisted when Thomas opened negotiations with them and with the Communist foreign af fairs Thomas ultimately offered a settlement averaging three months which was approved by the State and Navy He said more than half the claim ants were willing to but the foreign affairs bureau ordered a settlement deferred pending fur ther On impatient former em ployes again crowded They now full pay for June an even though the navy in They also demand three months severance pay and an additional two weeks ay in lieu of dismissal Dispute Commonplace This sort of retroactive labor dispute has become commonplace n mainly against for eigners but by no means confined o interpreting Communist propaganda against foreign im perialists and bureaucratic capi as an open has moved against employers with various The question whether an employ er has the right to close down also has been Pay demands in some cases have become so high that employers have found it cheaper to close fac That means fewer I tories but continue the I hoping for some future NEARTRAGIC TORPEDO DIVE Niagara Eddy Batters Stunter old Deputy Sheriff Snm Smithi Roams said Smithwick had j made no attempt to obtain his Smithwick placed himself in Reams aclderl dryly I jail Friday aftor Mnson was think if I were I The by five men in two wouldnt mind staying in jail H occurred about mid few night Friday said I who officers said was Praised Transport Crew Gray praised the conduct of the tansport crew and said he had1 Classified Advertising 18 written a letter of commendation to stationed at Bollinr Robcrson said the incident oc curred about 10 aftor tho takeoff at Vinson had boon the principal speaker at the dedication of an American Le gion Gray said the 30 NIAGARA July force of the waters current which successfully navigated in the Deaths fl Local SKCTION II Garden 112 Pnrm Letter Modol Homos No Arms Talks Denfield told reporters there would be no talk about military Trumans proposal for the appropriation of ito arm friendly nations is before i i Major Hills had bounced the torpedo rhythmi proved itself the master from the to and tro in the rocky rapids ended in near tragedy chasm suddenly hurled tho craft Saturday night when he was pulled I in to still unconscious from the river just As the gaily painted white below the The 30yearold Hill had and blue torpedo shot clear Hill sueI opened a trap door and signaled stopped at the whirlpool or re The 10foot steel especi ally built for the daredevil SKCTIOX M Features Tho Rancho Alegro was deserted j unarmed W he V HIS n II cessfully cleared the whirlpool I feebly to his brothers who had struck the eddy almost as soon as only to become caught in a rapids been watching from the its already battered occupantre eddy for more than two hours bei The men waded into the waist entered the I fore the current threw him deep water behind the eddy and A disappointingly small crowd talk with the chiefs Rescuers sought a way to move i pulled the torpedo from the jof spectators watched from the found twisted and river bank as the torpedo was buf on t the mattress on i feted by an eddy at the head oMhe during the i lower Hill hit the lady department has ruled ing the rescue said Hill suffered Word was sent immediately shortly after leaving the whirl out discussions on tne European internal injuries and a probable j to Canadian provincial police for j pool following a harrowing Hda aid in rushing him to a j through wind whipped waters The treacherous which I from the Rainbow bridge to about Hills William Red the halfway point on his ached of the Atlantic pact the unconscious daredevil up the Hill was Donfiek We are not going steep riverbank to a hospital and j conscious i in talk about military The a physician who had beun watchi which he h out discussions on irms aid Bradley said we will what Hills release T j i uiuimliway uuillt UJ1 J119 Radio Log needed to implement the ing came The and his Red Hill have uled trip to the Queenston   

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