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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS btermountain Network Station BALL Through Friday WEATHER Partly Details on Page C9 115 SALT LAKE SUNDAY AUGUST 1919 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS Ecuador Quake Toll Reaches 2700 11 2 Lost Set To Direct Orient Policy In Forest Fire Montana Blaze Traps Chutists Flames Still Beyond Control For additional fire stories see page 6 least 11 men are and Outlines ThreePoint Plan for Stemming Tide of Communism 6 of State Dean Acheson two are missing in a forest fire that formed a raging death trapKvill direct the administrations for forest service The blaze is centered in a primitive mountain area 25 miles northeast of Nine charred bodies have been found in the embers and ON THE INSIDE Truman Bloc Fights Cut iln Arms Aid new moves against communism in j the Far East along three rej sponsible officials indicated Sat This possibly includes help to any underground forces that I eight of the nine are believed the bodies of smoke jumpers who j developjn parachuted into the Gates of the Mountain sector Friday to fight mov the Only three of 15 chutists dropped from planes over the area are known to be Two of them died in a Helena hospital Eight other smoke jumpers were missing somewhere in the Gates of the Mountains primitive area about 25 miles of 1 here and chances seemed slim that j any of them could have escaped alive from flames that trapped them after they jumped Only Three Escape Only three of the unit of 15 that made the leap were known to be safe Saturday The lightningcaused blaze has ravaged more than 3000 acres since it burst out of control Fri day and Saturday night it was roaring ahead of reinforcements and communications with terrify 5 Agent Gets Action 6 Evidence that John Msragon turned to the White House con cerning more than one government contract for businessmen has been ing noise and j obtained in the five percenter SiwerviPor Moir of Helena I Clyde Hoey national forest said the 400 men would stay He on the fire lines all said uncontrollable flames were of fire fighters and up Mann Gulch and Willow along the Missouri Two of the federal forest serv ice jumpers died of burns in n Helena hospital They were Joseph Ply University of Min nesota and Bill of Third Victim Moir Saturday night identified a third who died at the as Robert One was unidentified publicly pending notification of his next of The fifth James Har was a For est service employe at the nearby Canyon Ferry ranger More than 400 men poured into the area Saturday to augment fire lines around the Gates of the Mountains fire and another blaze said Hoey discussed secret testimony on that point with reporters after Karl Mundt reported officials of a lowbidding Detroit auto parts company said they got fast clearance on a 000 army contract after reaching an army White House Call James a key figure in the five percenter announced he has instructed his lawyers to file a libel suit against The New York Herald It was a Herald Tribune story which led to the investiga tion by a subcommittee headed by The senators seek to learn whether influence figured in award of any government nine miles the By airplane from by truck from Montana volun teers joined professionals work ing on the Fifty soldiers came down from the Great Falls air Bulldozers and other heavy equipment were ruled out by the steep terrain in the Missouri river canyon and steep mountain Burn 2000 Acres To the 200 firefight trs brought flames under control in the Bull Run gulch area near after more than 2000 acres were burned Moir said these men will hold their lines unless a high wind comes A midafternoon thunderstorm sprinkled a few drops of water on the men fighting the larger but it did knock the mercury down from a sizzling 101 degrees in the steep The wind gusts which came with the storm enabled the fire to out run the Flames crackled through timbered moved rapidly a front which built up tremendous heat and Hunt said the Herald Tribune ist was trying to get the Pulitzer prize by the most vicious kind of Their irresponsible halftruths have gone a long way toward ruin ing my Hunt added in a statement issued through his at Roger White re fused to disclose the damages to be asked but said it would be in six The Herald Tribune had no state ment at a former army officer who lists himself as a manage ment counselor was namsd in the Aciieson may also advocate assistance to any resistance forces which show signs of a determined stance against the Delivery of aid direct to gen erals in Chinas unconquered west ern provinces thus would be con sidered officials sug now that this government has written off the Chinese Na tionalist regime as a ThreePhase Policy The three lines along which policy moves are expected to be ordered are these Resistance to any threat of aggression by the Chinese Com munists against Chinas neighbors as Burma and French Indo Promotion of political poli cies among Chinas neighbors from Korea through Japan the Philippines around to India which will better living conditions of the people and thereby weaken the osition of communism working from the Take advantage of all oppor tunities to weaken the position of communism inside China by giving encouragement where prac assistance to any Chinese movements aimed at restoring the countrys independence of commu Indicated in Letter In a general way all three lines of action were indicated in Ache sons letter to Harry S Tru man transmitting the white paper on China and Achesons news conference statement What the United States may ac tually do will of on the final shaping of congres sional reaction to ths white paper blast at Chinas tottering aMtional A 6 9 Editorial 11 Intermountain 14 SECTION B H Drama 7 Sports 813 SECTION Classified Advertising 1S Intermountain Mines and Markets 11 Local 12 SECTION W Society SECTION H Farm Letter Floods Add to Distress As Slides Stall Rails Policy Uriels Defend Billion Plan For NonRed Nations Plane Crasli Kills 34 on Journey To Quake Scene 6 UP1 j 6 j i Administration foreign policy Thjrtyfour persons were killed t Saturday when a Shell Oi in congress declared war plane fjymg rcscue workers to j Saturday on powerful forces bent the earthquakestricken city cutting proposed American armsaid of crashed in the moun tains 20 miles from The converted twinengined Harry S Truman is asking bomber took off from B ASSOCIATED 1RESS Late reports from inside and outside Ecuador Saturday flight said probably as miny as 2700 persons were killed in Fridays devastating The injured ran into many Direct communication with the stricken area was almost impossible and latest reports of Fridays tragedy were being unfolded to the world by radio accounts heard outside Ecuador One of these reports came from the president of Ecuador himself in a broadcast heard in As there no official Ecuadorean government tabulation direct from the stricken to beef up the dej Mera Nueve for Ambato Satur tenses of Atlantic pact nations j day morning and was several and five other nonCommunist na hours overdue when the tions in the next 12 Chairman Tom j COOKS o of the senate foreign rela1 Radio Log 5 j Uons committee and John i his opposite SECTION M Features Books 5 Herald Tribune as the recipient of a fee to help Paul a Massachusetts ob tain a government The story went on to quote Grindie as saying that Hunt also was to get 5 of any government job he helped Denies Using Influence Grindie said Hunt implied he had considerable influence to Hunt retorted he nev er tried to on influence and none of the people he knows in government are subject to influ Hoeys special senate investigat ing subcommittee is scheduled to open public hearings on the five percenter inquiry TTJRNCOAT GENERALS Nationalist Troops Desert Reds Advance on Canton HONG 6 The Communist advance rolled un checked toward Canton Saturday as additional thousands of Nation alist troops More than Nationalist troops were said to have gone over to the Communist armies in the Changsha area The defec tions rocked the Nationalist gov ernment as they closely publication the United State white paper which wrote off as lost the battle to save China from the The Nationalist in an effort to strike ordered the arrest of plotting turncoat Disclosure of the plot appeared to corroborate of State Dean Acheson charges that the Na tionalist from top ranking general on lacked the will to fight XOionatUU ordered the arrest Chen newly appointed gov ernor of who hitherto had been regarded as one of the most faithful followers of Chiang Kai and Chens Cheng Both still are in Communist troops at the refugee capital of Hunan prov deserted to the The troops at Hunan disclosed the surrender plot earlier by going over to the Saturday Nationalist planes leaflets over the asking the troops to evaluate be cause Chen had been kidnaped by The defections reportedly forced central China commander Pai ChungHsi to abandon all Nation alist strongholds torth of Heng gateway to Kwangtung province fif which Canton i the Policy Leader Asks Clarity On China Deal e Arthur Vandenberg challenged the Truman ad ministration Saturday night to make it relentlessly clear that China will not be abandoned to the The GOP foreign policy leader attributed failure in the far east tragic mistakes on the part of both the United States and Chinas Nationalist At the same time Republican sources said Vandenberg may move next week to kill Harry S Trumans nomination of a new secretary of state for far eastern and China Truman Names Choice Truman last May named Walton Butterworth to the but Vandenberg and other GOP leaders contend that as longtime far eastern Butterworth is inevitably connected with pol icy failures in Vandenberg called for a fresh approach to the hot issue of Amer ican policy far east in a statement commenting on the state departments luxury bulky white paper explaining the loss of China to the He said the white paper is use ful chiefly as a on past mistakes and a warning for the Need Fresh Look We need a fresh look unham pered by past prejudices or emo Vandenberg The im portant thing is to find the whether we like them or and deal with the and to make it relentlessly clear that we have not abandoned cither the people of China or freedom in the for It it on his feeling that a fresh look ia needed that Vandenberg bases his opposition to Butter Republicans aaid the Michigan senator ill considering asking the senate to return the nomination to a foreign relations committee pigeonhole when it comes probably next Vsndenberg abstained from vot ing when the committee recom approval of I number in the announced they would go down the line for the full Oppose 50 Cuts The faced genuinely powerful opposition from Republican for eign policy and some top Democrats as who are talking in terms of a 50 cut in Trumans If the program is worth doing at all its worth doing Con nally Im for the full Kee said he was hopeful of pre venting any He said the ad ministration already has yielded Opinion Splits In China On Blast 6 Chinese opinion was divided Sat urday night on whether there ever again would be American aid for Nationalist A government spokesman official reaction to the United enough in meeting objections of States white paper on Highlighting Reports Highlighting the late reports were two small towns which age was spotted on a lad not figured in communications direct from Thegc wcre peleo and patate both abovt 22 or 2g miles jfrom the third industrial city of Ecuador and one of those hit hard by the quake Ecuador stations heard at said the bodies side in the eastern Cordillera near the village of Sa Most of the victims were em which was issued Friday in Wash not be expected for several Premier Yen Hsi shan and other top Nationalists Some others ex pressed but mostly on an anonymous Best opinion was that there would be no formal protest to No More Aid The white paper means we will no more said one member of the legislative The effect at the front will be very Our officers and men will be gravely He added that the white papers disclosure of acting Li Tsungjens secret May 5 message to Harry S Truman might impair unity by being construed as an attack on Generalissimo Chiang Wang spokesman for the minority youth ex pressed belief the United States had not abandoned help for China and forecast some new aid Second Fearl Wang said that if America should put China outside its de fense system against there would be another Pearl He did not but declared all democratic elements in China were against the Reds because of their open allegiance to Another source took the posi tion uiiit the paper was merely a whitewash of past American action or inaction in China and would have no particu lar bearing on the possibility of future the programs But iroiii G O F To leaders such as Arthur Michigan John Fos ter New and John came rum blings of Cancels Blank Check1 They were with some administration compromises submitted congress The new version of the military aid bill cancelled Trumans or iginal request for blank check authority to send arms to any nation with virtually no curbs on the amount or kind of But the compromise version stood pat on It asked for the pact part ners and Korea and the Another already has been re quested for the GreeceTurkey pro Wont Vote No Robert told reporters the new administra tion bill had not met his objec tions to an arms program and that he will vote against Vandenberg and it was made feel that the spend ing figure is too They want a shortterm program which would early next They be lieve it could be carried out for London Rail Crash Hurts Two Yanks 6 UP Two Americans were among 45 persons injured Saturday when an empty train crashed into a parked Man chesterbound passenger train at Londons Euston Ann of Hollywood was shaken but contin ued to Liverpool and boarded the Cunard liner Media to sail for the United Vorys said the program should have a March cutoff He also complained because the new bill left the spending figure un So did Walter Seeks Spending Limit Walter George a top member or the foreign re lations said that un less the administration convinces him that more money is needed he will seek a spending ceiling of for ail purposes and all coun Richard a powerful member of the appropriations took a slightly different He asked a top limit on the value of surplus and reserve military equip ment which can be taken from American stockpiles for shipments ployes of the Shell Oil The wildness of the terrain at the scene of the crash forced rescue workers to postpone efforts to recover the bodies until The names of the dead were not immediately of 1300 victims had been counted at At Patate more than 1000 persons were reported to have lost their Railway officials said the QuitoGuayaquil line was blocked by so many landslides it will take a week to Twenty seven slides wore reported on one 3mile stretch of This principal treight carrier be Quito and the pacific passes through the entire earthquake Floods Add Woes Floods added to the distress in the quake Landslides blocked streams which then changed their 6 i chief of and Hoyt Van1 courses and inundated air force The three i The first contingents of troops Top Military Aides Complete Europe Keep Mum three military completed anrVPV WCSt ern European defense needs Sat apparently optimistic but strictly noncommital on their We hadrfmost successful There was great unanimity of opinion on almost all Admiral Louis chief of naval told a news conference at the American embassy No Decisions Denfeld that no decisions were made on key point of the future organization of North Atlantic treaty countries against The naval chief spoke for him Omar army FDRSpettman Talks Make Mayor Happy NEW 6 William ODwyer said Were all very happy about statements issued Friday night by Francis Cardinal Spellman and Eleanor Roosevelt on federal aid The mayors brief comment was issued through his executive Roosevelt said Cardinal Spellman read his ment to her over the She termed it clarifying and In the cardinal said the Catholic church sought public funds solely for auxiliary school health programs and nonreligipue in her reiterated that she had antiCatholic The both issued by the chancery office of the New York only a few days after Mayor ODwyer had expressed hopo that mutual Roosevelt and the cardinal try to reconcile their dif The mayor did not believe that any position taken by Roosevelt in the of children or would be ai a mult of 30 Witnesses Will Enter B36 Probe 6 UP More than 30 of the nations high est military and civilian defense and leading airplane will testify in con gress investigation of the B36 bomber opening Chairman Carl Vinson of the house armed services com and Joseph spej cial counsel for the an nounced the witnesses They include such wartime lead era as Dwight Carl and former of War Robert Darling of Air Force The touched off by demands in will cover the history of the sixengined heavyweight darling of the air and policies of the strategic use of air Robert wartime un dersecretary of war for will be the first Following him will be Hoyt air force chief of Top civilians scheduled to be called are of Defense Louis Air Stuart Air Bar rows Karl chair man of the National Research and Development board Hugh Dry director of aeronautical re search for the National Advisory Committee on and George chairman of the research and development aeronautics Military Witnesses The military witnesses will In clude Omar army chief of staff Louis Den chief of naval operations George com mander of the air university Curtis chief of the strate gic air command Lauris deputy air force chief of staff for and chief of the air materiel command and oSher of Vinsoii said Keenan and a sub committee may go to later to take testimony from wartime comman der of the army air since last week end have seen the military leaders of all nine west ern European members of the 12 nation Atlantic concluding i Saturday with the Belgium and Sunday they fly to but that trip is for inspection of American occupation Aus tria is not a member of the The Americans gave no solid answers to a dozen or more ques tions fired at them by correspond Points on which they parried included where the Atlantic pact organization will have headquar ters and whether and where it put up a defense line facing Sovietdominated eastern What About Pact How and when it will absorb the existing Brussels alliance of Brit the Bel gium and Luxembourg also went Denfeld even cast some doubt on whether the Atlantic pact organi zation would be completed by the end of this us h3 had cated earlier this week in That was just a date I picked up but of the he told the but I dont see any reason why it should not be Denfeld said the main purpose Wat of the three was to gather infor mation and give information in He did most of the talking at the news Bradley and Vandsnberg for the most part were Matron Celebrates 108th Birthday 6 UP Susan Partridge celebrated her 108th birthday in a hospital Saturday because her doctor was afraid she would celebrate too strenuously if she stayed Theres nothing wrong with Partridge but she was put to bed Albert her said the old woman had been all set for a big and was quite disap helped calm panicky Ambato resi dents when they arrived thora this The earthquake struck a wide mountainous area of the Andes range surrounding which lies 55 miles due south of The cities of Guaranda and Ricbamba also The governor of Chimfooranzo provlhefi reported there were numerous dead and many injured in Rio the provincial This city with is 100 miles south of Towns and Towns and villages suffering major damage included San Mi San Guamote and The famous for its Indian was reported almost destroyed with an undetermined number of dead and The towns of Salcedo and Santa Ross also were reported to have been which was destroyed by an earthquake in again was a scene of the first shock rocked the many residents dashed into streets and parks for Hundreds took refuge in churches and Great cracks opened in the Water mains burst and communi cation lines were ripped Bridges crumbled into Nearly the whole population was left Cathedral Falls The cathedral was destroyed while 50 children were inside tak ing a catechism The mili tary barracks crashed the ground killing ISO soldiers and in juring 60 The palace of the provincial government was m heap of Four other churches also were San La Merced and the Church of the Josephine Authorities ordered everyone out of all buildings to avoid in jury from falling Miguel secretarygeneral of the Ambato public said survivors spent Friday night in out of reach of tottering See Page Column 1 Senates GOP Leaders Fear New Split in Policy Move 8 Senate Republican leaders took a dim view Saturday of a plan to draft a new GOP policy declara tion which they feared would in vite fresh the already striferidden A proposal to draft a statement of party policy lor the 1950 con gressional campaign was approved Thursday by the Republican na tional committee when it elected Guy tosiicceed Hugh Scott as party But Saturday GOP leaders in the senate made it clear they still are cool to the proposal ast they have been in the One of the chief party spokesmen in the sen ate said privately that he thinks some advocates of a new policy statement are eager to start a Another said there would be no enthusiasm within the leadership for the proposal because the party record could be made only in con gress between presidential cam Any statement covering all points of view would Ke so general as to be almost ac cording to this He said a party declaration makes a headline for one day and then is Senate GOP policy chief Robert Taft of Ohio told reporter would have nn objection era statement of But he indicated he opposes any tempt to hammer out a detailed declaration dealing with specific legislative There are deep conflict within the Republican party on foreign policy While there j more unity on domestic the party is divided ori such programs u federal aid for educationand pub lic which was indomd to the party 1948 platforajr x   

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