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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                3f RADIO NEWS lufermoimtein Network Station KALL Monday Through Frihy WEATHER futty on XS 117 SALT LAKE TUESDAY AUGUST 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Fighters Fail To Check Idaho Fires Winds Whip Sparks Into New Area Of Payette Forest 8 by a brisk wind which drove burning embers deep in to explosively dry a fire is raging out of control in the Payette National forest on the Eouth bank of the Salmon A stubborn blaze which black ened 2400 acres of timber land in the Boise National forest north west of Idaho City was mastered by weary crews which have bat tled the flames since last Wednes day This on Jackson is definitely under We dont believe we will have any more said Lynn Boise forest fire Payette Powder Keg This contrasted sharply with the situation in the Payette This one is apt to blow up on Us any said John Payette forest super Weve got a pretty tough situa We have about 525 men on the fire now and will have close to 600 by Were pretty well organized but the wind and the weather conditions are against Mathews described the burning conditions as He said the blaze spread over 3000 to 4000 acres of timber land and was bad ly spotted in least two This made it difficult to estimate the extent of the fire and made it harder to establish any definite lire Terrain Hampers Battle 75le rough country made largely one of iJiovels and axes without the help of bulldozers or other heavy Fire fighters were hauled into the resort town of McCall or Payette lakes by bus and Some came from as far as San Salt Lake City and other Scores of fire fighters from Idaho cities and towns were joined others from Driven bv 51 wind frotti the the blanket of smoke rolled toward ForestryStudents Leave Stubborn Blaze Blackens Primitive Beauty Dense smoke from a fire raging out of control in the rugged tayette national forest just south of the river enshrouds peaks and fills canyons in this wild Idaho More than 500 men bat tling the flames are handicapped by dry precipitous One group of fighters was pulled off the Boise National forest fire It included 85 forestry students from who had to return to and about 20 other There are 375 men still main taining fire lines around the area where stands of fir and lodgepole pine were Twice last forest service officials thought they had it under control and both times flames swept beyond ths No serious injuries were re ported from either the Salmon river or Jackson peak Smoke Last Breath Of Forest Obscures Sun I By DAVE JOHNSON 8 stif fling pall of smoke blotted out the sun Monday over a rich timbered area of central Idaho where flames are blackening the country The last breath of 4000 acres of forest falling prey to fire tti WCl CU1 Wliicu 50 fi efforts to curb is rising as high as feet into the It fills the canyons and shrouds the mountain and is visible Montana Crew Makes Gain Against Fire 8 Deadtired fire fighters were mak ing favorable progress Monday night against a fierce forest fire that has claimed 13 lives and more than 6000 acres of Forest service did not say the fourday blaze was under control in the Gates of the Moun tains 25 miles northeast of Brisk winds sent a major fire raging out of control in the Pay ette National forest of The blaze has spread over 3000 to 4000 Against TTs Forest Supervisor John Mathews The wind and weather are against About 525 men are battling that iiO miles north of A fire which devastated 2400 3 of timber in the Boise na tional forest northeast of Idaho City was brought under control Scores of smaller blazes were reported throughout the tinder dry wilderness of the northwest Rangers and volunteer fire fight ers brought most of them under control in short Conditions Worsen About 300 civilians and 136 air force men from Fort corralled a 400acre firs west of in the Big Horn Planes shuttled men and mate rials into a second giant along thn Salmon 110 miles north of Spreading it had covered 3000 In Regional Forester Page 3 for miles from an Flames and smoke are spuring up the south side of the Salmon River river of no re where there is green one can see the most dis hartening thing forest fire fighters have to Fire Spotting Badly The fire is spotting Thou sands of yards from the rim of the bluish wreaths of smoke are rising from blazes started by fly ing The wind Monday was from the rolling the blanket of smoke toward resort town on Payette And as it swept the smoke the it drove Jack photographer who went with me the airplane to get pictures of the disastrous said as we flew across the heart of the fire How can they breathe down there He was referring to the 500 or more men trying to stem the Beyond Human Strength From the air we could see with tremendous impact what the men face in fighting this The country is There are places where the fire is burning straight up precipitous slopes that must defy efforts to get tractors and machinery onto the fire And while the fire fighters are concentrating their efforts on the main those little bluish spots keep jumping out of untouched We could see at least five such smokes on the east aide of the fire acres of green its color made darker by the sun peering through the and in the cen another It appears beyond human capa bility to get to these remote rel atives of the main fire before they Old Age Benefits s Under the social security legis lation approval by house ways and means com mittee person in coveredem ployment with payroll taxes re duced for 10 years would have benefits increased like this If his ayferagi income was spread into dangerous blazes of i 150 over the 10year hs old age insurance at age 65 would pay him a moatn instead of the under present law if his income aver aged 200 a the increase would be from to if a increase would be from to The minimum any covered their North Side Untouched The Salmon twisting along the north side of the sparkled dully underneath the smoke The northern side of the canyon has not yet been touched by the but should the wind it is possible the fire could leap the if the spot fires started far from the main blaze are any The smoke was so heavy over the main portion of the that it was impossible to see the men along the instrument flying conditions prevailed just over the Senate 637 Vote Passes Billion Europe Aid person could regardless of wage and length of time in the would be boosted from a month to State and local government of which there are about would be covered only if the state itself enters into a compact with the federal Council of Chiefs Vote To Admit Greece Benefit Roster Hike Wins House Favor 11 Million Additions Old Age Pensions Boosted 8 UP house ways and means committee voted Monday to ex tend social security coverage to more persons and to increase benefits by an average of It also agreed to raise thej social security tax base from to a but put off a final decision on increasing the tax which is now 1 on Doth employes and The a compromise version of one of Harry S Trumans major legislative may reach the house floor at this ses sion but senate action is not ex pected until next Rejects Truman Plea The committee rejected Tru mans recommendations that re tirement benefits for women be started at age 60 instead of But it went all the way in meet inghis request that minimum old age benefits be raised from o a month and maximum enefits for one family from to a Chairman Robert Doughton said the committee had gone far meeting Troraans spelled out in a message to congress last Hesald the voted to blanket under social security most employes of nonprofit and domes tic servants whose cash earnings exceed a month for a three month HIIiR Tax Rasn In the social security tax base would be increased from present T3000 a year to The committee has not taken any final action yet on increasing the tax Employes and employers each pay a 1 tax now on the first of an employes The rate will advance under present law to IVz on each next v Truman proposed that cov erage be extended to farmers and to farm as well as to all domestic The committee left out the farmers and most farm voting to include only about workers who are en Geni Harry Vaughan My closest and dearest Hunt Boasted Of5 Witness Says AfcSPINGTOXT O James an alleged five boasted to a prospec tive client that tfie White House door always was open to him in his efforts to get government con senate investigators were told The testimony was given to a senate investigating the capitals influence peddlers by Paul Massachu setts Businessman whose original charges against the former lieu tenant colonel set off the five percenter He said Hunt also described Harry Vaughan Harry S Trumans military as one of his closesl claimed to have influ enced key government appoint Speedy Accord Predicted On House Differences 8 senate passed Monday night a money bill to run the European recovery program and pay occupation costs abroad during the coming The vote was 63 to 7 on final Final action came after more than two weeks of wearying The bill now goes to a conference with the which had voted about Senatehouse confereesare expected to reach a quick 1 for Greece and Final passage came shortly after the senate had knocked by a vote of 50 to ah amendment by James item designed to withhold re covery funds from any nation which in the future nationalizes an at Great The major point of difference between the house and lies in the money House Differences The house voted to the E C A for the current year agreed the money could be spent in 10 months he aenate voted a full 12month program with no authority to spend the money in a shorter pe Thesenate bill figure for the European recovery program is The bill also carries 1 foeconomic co operation administration loans to for ECAS AprilMayJune 3 for army oc cupation costs in Aus Japan and the Ryukyu is 5 for a eongressione watchdog committee to check on FULL ARMS AID Acheson Says and admitted a hand in a plane parts deal that would have made the tax payers During Hunts efforts to sign up his firm as a client on a per centage fee Grindle Hunt assured him that most influential man in Washing ton in the quartermaster corps and claimed friendship with some of the Armys top procurement He said Hunt claimed to be responsible for the appointment of Jess Larson as war assets ad ninistrator and said he knew both Alden Army chemical and army 8 Council of Europes com mittee of ministers voted Monday to admit Turkey and Ice land also was invited to become 13th member of the he Old Worlds most ambitious at empt to join in a union or federa The foreign ministers of the 10 charter the Denmark and Jie organization Monday at the lirst session of the committee of The committee is the upper house of the Greece Roles The councils lower consultative made up of 87 members of the parliaments of Diver Tivice as Deep As Mah ffas Survived LOS 8 marine explorer next Saturday will ajfteniptjto descend more than a mile into the astdeep as man has ever gone and Otis former associate of naturalist Wiliiam Monday announced final plans for submerging in his new benthoscope to a depth of 6000 The benthoscope is a hollow steel bail about eight feet in Barton will observe marine life through thick glass windows as the sphere is lowered on the end of a steel Barton and Beebe set the current worlds record of 3028 feet in 1934 off Bermuda ia a bathysphere which Barton also Saturdays sponsored by the Allan Hancock Foundation for Scientific will be made off Santa Cruz near Santa Water pressure at 6000 feet will be about 2600 per square or more enough to squish the explorer if the inch and threequarterj steel shell of sphere should the 10 charter eight from Turkey and six from Greece meet Turkey and Greece may partici pate fully in the council from Tuesday onward if they deposit in struments of their parliaments Icelands parliament is not in and is not expected to take her place until She would have three members in the Schuman Leads Session The ministers met in Stras bourgs 16th century city hall at with French Foreign Minister Robert a vig orous backer of European presiding at the Bel giums PaulHenri Spaak then took the They were in ses sion approximately three and a half They will hold their second meiitiiig begin ning at permanent seat of the council and hence the poten tial capital of was decked out in the national flags of all the Tiie ministers were ranged about an oval table in the reception room on the second floor in alphabetical Vital Issues Pend The communique at the end of the session made no mention of work on an agenda for the nearly monthlong meeting of the as sembly which will meet in the auditorium of the University of Nor did it mention such prob lems as Mis admission of Germany when that country has its own the dispute between Britain and Ireland over northern Ireland or the These are all likely to come before the the assembly o gaged in offthefsrm agricultural processing work and in other mis cellaneous Exclude Professionals IT Herman A decision still to be made inquartermaster volves the The com mittee has voted tentatively to cluue professional accountants and But the corner grocery store owner and the filling station op erator would be A worker who is totally and permanently disabled would be eli gible for benefits just as though he had reached the social security retirement age of The committee also proposed that a worker who is drawing social benefits may eirn as much as S50 a month without sacrificing his retirement Un der the present law a worker loses his social security benefits if he earns as much as per The committee voted lowering the retirement age for women from 65 to as Tru Lovett to Recount B29 Conception 8 Robert wartime assist ant secretary of war for will tell congress Tuesday how the giant B36 was conceived long before persons now involved in the superbomber controversy held of ficial who was a foremost ad vocate of Icngerange will be the first witness in the house armed services committees investigation of B36 The inquiry resulted from charges repeated by James Van Zandt a navy reserve that politics well as military considerations may have influenced postwar B36 On the iCihal roll the only senators to oppose were Republican William Jenner ane Homer Capehart of Indiana James Kem of Wil liam Langer of North Dakota George Malone of Nevada and John Williams of Delaware and Democrat Olin Johnston of South Long senate debate had stymied action on a number of other gov ernment money bills totaling bil lions of Defeat Spain Bid In its struggle with the the senate had 1 to earmark for a loan to and 2 to require the C A and the army to earmark for surplus farm The bill as passed by the sen ate earmarks of unused Chinaaid funds to pay the ex penses of about 4000 Chinese stu dents in this They are without funds appropriated by congress last does not increase the total of the bilL Another section provides o finance a recheck af 365 Ger man industrial plants now marked for dismantling or Study Plant Removal Senators they should be kept in Germany to aid Europes Controversy over the Kem amendment lasted throughout the prolonging a final decision oa the big money The starting its third has held up senate action on other money bills totaling billions of Kem frankly aimed his amend 8 of State Dean Acheson re fused pointblank Monday to go alongwith the stopgap arms aid idea of Arthur Vmnden berg He stuck firmly by full the ad ministration has to strengthen foreign nations Against The sum is Acheson said at a senate bscaiiss the United States ia i to LeiCk oil vyiu i In the two World we had allies jn Europe the line while we marshaUad our Now there yicUum of military weakness he the shield no longer The secretary opposed atorial move aa tag of aid fund specifically for He saifl it would be hiln ful to earmark a small Wm to be used in the far east at presidential Vandenberg contended the pro gram of arming western Europe fixes a pattern for military defense of Europe before the Nbrth At lantic treaty council csa rUlfill tMe function allotted to y So he asked Acheson How about an interim program show our intentions but congress next year decide on the total pro Would Acheson resist Uw idea Acheson I would resist I think we must go forward on both Meaning armed aid strategy planning is marred under the A stopgap plan would be ually a Acheson The sooner we fill the vacuum of nilitary weakness in the better it will be for our own se Ruined Homes In Ecuador Total 8 A hundred thousand Ecuadoreans were officially reported homeless Monday as a result of the earth quake that ripped 50 cities and villages last Unofficial estimates of the nam ment primarily at the projrram ofber killed rose as high as 6000 nationalization being carried out in Great Britain by the Labor gov He lost the first skirmish last ruling that the amend ment would be policymaking leg islation in a money He then appealed to the sonata to overturn the ruling and approve his amend AMCMAZEEVG CLUBHOUSE Building Curb Detour Told in 5 Probe i s A story of how the race track clubhouse had to be sliced up like a cake to make it legal under building was unfolded Monday before the senate subcommittee investigating five Paul told the yarn under oath just as he sold he got it from James selfstyled management counselor and key figure in the influence indus try Got Fee Hunt said he got a fee for his part in getting an okeh for the track buildings to befin Grindle According to Grindle Hunt told him that work on the trotting track buildings had been held up because of postwar hous ing Hunt went to his old Frank who was then federal housing ex Hunt said Creedon told him what they had to do to get around the It seems it was all right to spend money for on houses that had been Move Many Hounei Grindle the Foxboro people moved a lot of That gave them an okch to spend what they planned to lay out for a But a housing inspector from the Boston office said Hunt told The inspector said the building had to bfisepa rated with twofoot slot cut through You had to be see the sky through the Two slots up and down and one it made ft buildings which had been But then it Rain Came In And the rain came Paul track according to Grindles accountof what Hunt told called who took it up with it was is posed to have calledhis Boston office and protcited the order would make JUm the laughing stock of the GrindU Bowser and the othert finally decided to make the best of They left the itots in the build ing and let it ruin lu but an aid to Galo Flaw Lasso said the death toll was more likely to be between 2000 and The Presidential Miguel the govern ment had not able to compile a death The president Sunday announced that in one town of Identified as were only 300 The president told a news confer ence the biggest emergency prob lem now is to provide lodging for He pointed out that 75 of the homes still standing in hardhit Aaibato torn He said the government had asked the American republics to rush tents to area that the United States already WM sending emergency of cannecf The president acid hte Sunday of x property damage modeif and might go much Arobato struggled its beat to get back on a normal pace Mon day in the VKke of UM pMjdOatsi appeal Sunday wring ttut time for industry and not for regular weekly took place as usual in Aialwto Monday An emergsncy airlift la supplies into qi zones and bringing to cttlig wt Sacilitlei ftvattkbtt k t   

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