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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                KAD1O NEWS Ifitarmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Clear partly cloudy south Monday uml Tuesday Details on Page 19 116 SALT LAKE MONDAY AUGUST 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS Ecuador Fears 5000 Toll After Devastating Quake MONTANA Forest Of Roars 7 LT Kldone ot The Gates of the Mountain slayer of 13 men rolled T h o m of orably up Willow mountain day night despite dogged Mis of Showers on the 7500 helped a little to slow the vance of the Stanlev forest fire but a 20mile an wind spurted flames out of trol at several Thp irrpsiKt ifoip i Leonard Blairs Jolts Wipe Out Six Damage to Hit Millions 7 Galo Plaza Lasso announced Sunday that the deal1 toll may reach close to 5000 in the an intensity never witnessed which hit contra Ecuador Returning from a tour of the devastated the president said Hint the death toll at alone was nearly My country has been the victim of a tragic Plaza Lasso said in a poignant broadcast over thn Quito Voice of the Andes An of an intensity never witnessed has destroyed the cities of Patate and as well as several smaller townships of Tungurahua Armed with shovels and a fire fighting crew is ch route to a devastating forest fine high up in Meriwetlier 25 miles north east of The lire Sunday hart claimed at least 13 Volunteers here follow a trail bordered on both side by 200foot The battle seemed to he in favor of Ihe fire fighters late Sunday and the forest service said there was a chance the wild dance of death could be halted Monday The weather bureau forecast rain as 500 men and equipment strained to stop tlie Hoey Berates Of Influence 7 UP Hoey said Sunday that congress will not tolerate influence peddlers or anyone else creating an Im pression that favoritism or CHINA BID BOLSTER ATArthur Recall Urged As Arms Aid Witness 7 William Knowland Sunday called for the im mediate return from Japan of Douglas HacArthur to testify on the foreign arms aid niving are commonplace in the federal Knowland and 32 other sena tors are trying to get The warning was included in a the proposed Statement issued by Hoey as his senate investigating subcommit tee prepared to open the public phase of its five percenter in quiry He said he wanted to put the hearings in their prop er Draft Abuse Cheeks He said the senators already have drafted very tentative leg islation to curb certain abuses needingcorrection and that the hearings are expected to spotlight The final aim of the in he is to erect safe guards prevent or minimize improper It is important not only that we have good but that the public have confidence in the integrity and decency of its the senator Five percenters are capital brokers who promise businessmen they will try to obtain government contracts for a said usually to be 5 of the While the practice apparently is it is frowned on in official quar Glean Information Subcommittee investigators have been digging up information on the practice for They will bring out their findings in the public hearings The hear ings may run several weeks and will involve some of the biggest names in the Harry Harry S Trumans military and John dapper Kansas City bootblack who once held a White House pass and parking already have been mentioned Two other high army Alden chief of the and Herman quarter master general have been re lieved of duty pending outcome of the All probably will be asked to of Defense Louis John son will be the subcommittees first witness He will be asked what if five per centers played in obtaining mili tary fund earmarked for military aid to nonCommunist Knowland also requested that Vice Oscar com mander of the naval forces in the China be returned with the Par Eastern army chief to testify before the senates for eign relations and armed services The committees open their joint hearings Monday with of State Dean Acheson as the first witness on the bill intended to cool off any Russian aggres sive The house foreign affairs com mittee has some 13 witnesses lined up on the same bill including Bonner a former MacArthur The controversial measure now in area was uncontrollable Sunday and Sunday In its wake by forest service be 5000 and 6000 acres of It roared through SOO to 1800 acres of exploding trees and other foliage The blackened area this morning was about 4200 Helena national forest super visor Moir said Sunday night firefighters hope to corral the disastrous fire Monday on Willow northeast of Mann origin of the light ning The death toll rose to 13 with discovery of two more They were believed to be those of two parachute fire fighters who Silas Char son of and Raymond Henry of farmhouses of the region been destroyed and the city j as well as surround GOP Demands TwoParty China Policy 7 Republican offer to work out a i strong China policy for this govearher were reported ernment on a bipartisan basis was Of tne known 12 were j fight a fire that has destroyed be son of and Henry j ms has been completely lev The workmanship of the resi dents in them was admired around the Then in the space of a few everything Everything became The damage totals untold mil he Eyewitness descriptions by Plaza Lasso and others at the scene told a story of almost inde scribable Buildings Bury Occupants Big buildings tumbled in rubble Crews Battle 4000Acre Payette Fire By ASSOCIATED PRESS Men came from Nevada and California Sunday night to Sunday to the adminis1 was a regular tween 3500 and 4000 acres j ranger station ber in the Payette National extended It came through Joseph contains for North Martin of house lirif 1J1 Atlantic pact nations 0 P leader and former j eena onf r hne 25 mJes northeast forest Another weary force of about 400 fire fighters thought they had GOP Chieftain Faces Task Of 50 Funds 7 How to pay for a 1950 congres sional campaign which some mem bers thinlt will make or break the Republican party shaped up Sun day as G O P Chairman Guy Gabrielsons 1 Picked to head the party in a knockdown battle last the New Jersey businessman is re ported looking around some way to get the contributions roll ing Its been a case of everything foing out nothing coming in for the Thus year they have spent and taken in only Harold finance commit tee told party members bluntly that he just hasnt been able to interest contributors in putting up cash since last Janu ary when the national committee split wide open in an unsuccessful effort then to oust former chair man Hugh Scott The word he got from tive Talbott told a was that his party mem bers would have to quit rowing among themselves if they expected any financial Gabrielson faces the same sort of a split in the national commit ee membership that finally forced Scotts resignation last Taxes Rise to Reach New Fiscal Record The American tax bill soared to a new record for the fiscal year endsd June For each person this averaged the highest This means all state and The census reporting this said the previ ous was for the year ended in Two years tax collections dropped to per Nearly threefourths of the 1948 tax or was collected by the federal State gov ernments took per capita local governments the remaining The bureaus tax figures were a uet deduction of tax It said ac counted for of the total of governmental reve nue in fiscal Fees and other charges for surplus property provided for Comparing fiscal 1948 ended June 30 with the the bureau found Federal reve up though still below its 1945 peak of state and local govern ment revenue up from The state and local government totals shown include in aid receipts from the federal government in The system of financialgrants and tax the bureau results in each level of government finally having for its own spend ing a different amount it collects 000 for Greence and and for Korea and the Many lawmakers argue the overall amount is too Knowland is a member of the armed services group and author of the plan to set aside of the arms bill for writing to Acheson and Defense Louis John observed that the joint chiefs of staff will not have time the same kind of a survey in the far east that they have been making in In view of he strongly urged the two secretaries to order back MacArthur and Badger to testify on the far eastern phases ofa problem which is glo bal in The joint chiefs Omar LcJis Denfeld and Hoyt due to report on their European trip to the combined committees Wed nesday Knowland acknowledged to re porters that numerous attempts have been made unsuccessfully in the past to bring MacArthur back to testify before congressional But he said the situation is at a very critical juncture and he is hopeful that under the cir cumstances MacArthur will con sent to leave Japan Knowlands amendment would provide military assistance to Communist foes in China provided an American mission was given authority advise the national ist government as to its effective He said it was the feeling of most It followed close on a China pronouncement by Arthur Vandenbcrg GOP nearly controlled a Boise j into and buried those in Sides of mountains slid Rivers burst their banks and flooded some Fresh tremors Saturday and Sunday crumbled daniageu build foreign showed policy which his thinking on China Leader Studied For Europe Unity Council 7 Churchill of Edouard Herriot of Franceflnd PaulHenri Spaak of Belgium were mentioned Sunday among the pos sibilities for first president of the consultative assembly of the Council of Ministers from 10 European countries meet here Monday to launch the organization which may eventually produce a United States of Tlie 10 will form a com mittee of ministers of the Council of Europe and wfll meet for about a The consultative made up of 87 will hold its first meetifljg It is expected to be in session about a Britains wartime prime long has been an advocate of European Her riot is a veteran Frenchstates Spaak is premier and for eign minister in Belgian cabinet which resigned but assumed a caretaker status during the cur rent crisis over whether exiled King Leopold should regain his The influx into where a severe housing shortage already started One of the first items of busi ness to come before the commit teeof due to be admission of Greece and paralleled in important ways that of of State Dean TwoParty Cooperation Twoparty cooperation in for eign policy in meeting the Red menace in Europe has not ex tended to far eastern talk of a nonCommunist regional pact was spotlighted by arrival of Elpidio Quirino of the State department officials dis played new interest in the sugges Quirino has been one of the prin cipal advocate of such a grouping of nations in ths western Pacific and southeast Contrary to earlier indications it now seems possible that he may discuss his ideas with Harry S He may get a more sympathetic response than has been indicated to date in administration public Notes White Paper Martins statement was directed at the State departments white paper review of China Along with Acheson had blasted the Nationalist regime of Chiang Kaishek as a failure but proposed to support the Chinese people against The State department now is ex tensively at work on development of new far eastern moves expected by some officials to include aid to underground or other antiCom munist forces opposing the Red said the white paper is a confession of inexcusable fail Bodiesi of nine men were found forest was the largest fire in that forest since in the hot ashes of the flaming Two other men died Sat urday in the Helena Forest officials gave this identi fication list of the dead James a ranger station Robert ol Joseph 24t of Airplanes of all types being used in an airlift service of supply for stricken region and to bring The Payette fire grew Sunday j the injured to Quito and other big and swept large areas as it travI 1947 eled swiftly through the tree tops driven by strong A force of 200 fire fighters was receiving reinforcements as fresh plane loads A chartered United Air Lines VT UlleLi LCI tru U11ILCU Alluca outh Mass a Umveraty of Mm t rf d t te none nesntfl t L nesota William of Kali Red Party Strife Doom Chiang HONG 7 lines in landing at the McCall air port with additional The plane was undamaged and there were no Walter fire said 250 more men are expected soon to join others on the fire Planes brought volunteers from The State department in Wash ington received advices that planes and crews of the American military air mission in Ecuador joined in evacuating the injured and that three air force planes flew from Panama with medical five army medical men and a corps of American Red Cross Hunts Out Kin Wigberto a Quito news went to Pelileo to find the bodies of two relatives in the Bodies of nine others were from Pocatello and others were volunteering in communities close of China at Yalta is fully ad Procrastination After the Republican 80th con gress stepped in to revive China the administration procasti nated in sending until after Manchuria and north China had Martin The document amounts to an oriental Martin to subject of future he said he saw no intention of the State department to worli out China policy on bipajtjsari lilies such as have been successful on tlie European If this should continue to be the State departments Mar tin no course will be left to the Republican party but to pursue the China questioif and in a fashion which we can pray will awaken our government and pur people to the inherent dangers in the position now taken by our Generalissimo Kaisheks j38 ForCSteiS of USAC Assist Fire Fighting Tribune loused WITH Utah State Agricultural college most of them in the school were sent Sun day to assist in fighting Idaho forest fires which is reported rag ing out of James Stew supervisor of the Cache Na tional Twelve were flown in a trans port plane from Hill Air Force which left the Logan airport at 2 and the other 26 were taken by bus later in the Posters Belittle Chiefs Near Vienna 7 Critical signs dotted the Tulln Vienna highway Sunday upon the arrival of the chiefs of staff for a brief visit with Ameri can occupation officials in Out with the American war said boys will not fight for you said Bradley go No job for you in Omar Bradley is one pf staff who are winding 10day survey of western The others are Air Force Hoyt Vandenberg and Louis Den Polio Strikes Boosts Toll NEW 7 city health department Sunday ported 42 new cases of infantile another Communist col paralysis in the past 24 The years total now is 641 cases in New York City where there is ah described by health authorities as a mild but not 26yearold regime was near fatal disaster torn by internal dissension and staggered by Com munist The lack of national unity which has haunted China since the an cient days of Mongol conquest ap parently has doomed the Its leaders either have fled or are looking for an was far from the battlefields where posed a semblance of unity by force of arriving in Korea for discussions on an antiCom munist Pacific Allegiance Weakens The who had given lim nominal allegiance since his 192 northern expedition against hem were wavering in that al egiance and appeared ready to low the Hunanese generals whose defections at Changsha and Shaoyang dealt a heavy blow to the Nationalist military areas immediately involved include the provinces of Hunan and which lie in a row west to south of the Yangtze The government hoped they would provide a bar rier before the Red armies driving south on Kwangtung of which Canton is the j Reds Converging J2ut othec provinces are having their which bor ders on IndcChina and Szechuan immediately to the in northwest through which run the com munications to central The between the Communists and was Pai tough provincial troops who have not yet fought a big Most of these troops are now east and south of 300 miles south of Commu nist Lin the conqueror of is advancing on Hengyang from the and Liu the oneeyed is moving from the Liu and Lin have 11 armies against smaller In umn is driving down and across northwest of Hunan to throw its might into the This column threatens tocut off the retreat of Pais troops into their native The quake changed the entire countryside around he Whole hills have burying farmhouses I did not find one house in Pelileo that was not Even the founda tions were I found cracks in the earth over a yard Part of Pelileo fell into a chasm that extends at least 2600 ft to the Pelileo The town is a Many corpses lie half buried in debris arid already are in an advanced state of im possible to stay The stench was too Hill Dams River One dammed the Now there is a lake 1200 feet wide and still growing it may threaten other Plaza Lasso said that 20 towns and villages were devastated in the earthquake which covered 4000 square He described rescue crews as battling almost insurmountable odds to reach outlying Roads were wiped away by land Railroad and other comrriu nications One rescue which reached Guano Sunday found not a single living the president Those who survived had Of See Page Column 3 RUBBLE CRAVE Witness Tells Of Quake Ruin By W1GBERTO DUENAS 7 went to devastated Peiileo Sunday in search of the 11 members of my I was the first person to arrive after the holocaust of Fri The only ones I could find were my father and four other members of my wandering aimlessly and only halfconscious in the ruins of the With the help of friends I was able to excavate the corpses of my stepmother and a I had to leave the rest of my family the horrible grave of rubble that is The earthquake has radically changed the familiar countryside of hills around the town have collapsed as if crushed by a giant burying farmhouses and killing probably hundreds of country In the town itself I did not finiJ one house that was not totally Even foundations were cracked in many pieces and I found long cracks in the earth over a yard Part of the town of Pelileo fell into a chasm that extends at least 800 meters to the river The town is a Many of the corpses lie half buried in debris and already are in an ad vanced state of It was impossible to stay The stench was too One of the hills surrounding the village collapsed and dammed the river Now there is a 400 meters wide and still If it continues to flood the area it may threaten other nearby Almost as badlv hit as Pelileo are the towns of Pillaro and each of 8000 Recon struction would seem a futile The land seems to be spoiled for cultivation in an area of at least 1500 square Hawaii Will Seize StrikeTied Dock 7 government of Hawaii was paring Sunday to seize the docks and go into the stevedoring busiI ness in an attempt to end the ter ritorys 99dayold longshore indications were that several days might elapse before it got There are many said Ben chairman of the board of harbor For we cannot put a man aboard a ship until we get several kinds of PANAMA AID TO INJURED Planes Carry Doctors to Stricken Ecuador 7 planes from Panama reached Ecuador early Sunday with medi cal medical officers and radio aid the thou feld of the navy With them is sands injured by an earthquake director the joint They flew from Paris to Tulln the American base 15 miles from Vienna in the Russianoccupied in Harry S Trumans the American authorities who wel comed them said Austrian Commu there The Caribbean command re ported to Washington that three C47 took off from Panama at daylight By they had landed at and set up radio contact1with the command in nists probably painted the high1 Additional planes were made Way signs Saturday Soviet army newspaper Oesterreichische Zeitung said the American high command was in Europe to inspect cannon fodder and get rid of surplus war ma terial ready to fly additional supplies as need The relief activity is a Jojnt undertaking by the air army and American Red Officials of the Red Cross said it medical supplies sent to Initial reports from Panama in dicated that most needed items are available in the army depots there but that blood plasmamay to be flown from the An appeal for bahdagesf drugs used In the treatment shock and other sup plies was received by the Ameri can Red Cross here after midnight Saturday from the Crbss in Ecuadoran was approved promptly and Red Cross representatives Panama were The United States embassy in Ecuador reported to the State de partment number of towns I destroyed by the earthquake not yet accessible of j breaks in The embassy j said also that the railway from stricken area blocked by a land1   

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