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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intermountain Network Station KALI Mondij ThrouRh Friday 119 WEATHER Clear Thursday anil Details on Page 31 SALT LAKE THURSDAY AUGUST 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS Hoover Decries Spending Says Government Waste Driving Nation Toward Collectivism STANFORD 10 Herbert Hoover said Wednesday the gigantic increase in government spending could end only in socialism or He described the increase in spending by state and local governments as dynamite and added We are on the last mile to collectivism through govern mental collection and spending of the savings of the Seven times during his fervent plea for government the former president urged American citizens to think it Speaking at a celebration of his 75th Hoover stressed the necessity to reduce spending and waste and defer some desirable Of things for 1 OD otiaFC Broadcast NaHonWide The delivered in the France to Get Of Arms Aid 10 The strategy behind Harry S Trumans foreign arms program became clearer Wednesday as the military high command disclosed that the bulk of assistance to Europe would go to rearm once powerful Omar Bradley revealed that a strong French army is at the heart of the administrations plan to build up forces in western The he is imme diate assistance to make our Eu ropean allies strong enough to de lay and hamper any aggressor un til the United States could get into BuUd Up Strength Bradley declared the 000 earmarked for European mem bers of North Atlantic alliance amphitheater on the campus of Hoovers was broad cast by all of the major radio net He spoke in the shadow of the 285foot tower above the Hoover library on peace and which he dedicated in He refused to place all of the blame for this ride to a deadend of our unique and successful Amer ican system on the shoulders of government administrations and A great multitude of pressure he must share the The growth of the growth of bureaucracy and the growth of dependency on govern ment all were Cites Huge Pay Bolls The man who was president in the late 20s and early 30s and is regarded as Americas elder states man urged the nation to consider the fact that about one bers of North Atlantic alliance will person jn every seven is a regular not give Europe the military I recpent of government strength to stop attack by Rap tnose ot age are aii The army chief said it will take five or 10 years no one knows how western Europe to build up her economic and military power to a point where she can do But he added that the aid proposed now will strengthen her to the point where there may be no Bradley said details of the plan to channel the bulk of European arms aid to France would have to Toe to congress Enormous Army It is no that the enormous army with which France went into World War II lost most of its equipment during that con The French air force met similar and much of the French fleet was scuttled to keep It out of German A recent Associated Press sur vey of European members of the Atlantic alliance showed that France now has the largest force of military man power on the con tinent outside of There are men in the French in the air and in the Britain has fewer men jn its ground forces but nearly four times more than as many airmen and four times as many Other Armament fighter shortrange bombers and possibly light naval craftare con sidered iikeiy to go to France in view of the role that Bradley as sumes that country will take in case west Europe is Trumans program provides to buy arms for western Europe and stimulate its own arms In it would send abroad surplus arms that originally cost Bradley spoke Wednesday Tor the chiefs of staff of the AUI LUC v navy and air throughout the Louis and We have a few hundred thou Hoyt S They re sand Communists and their tellow turned only Tuesday from a flying travelers in this They trip to during which they cannot destroy the They inspected American forces and dis are a nuisance and require atten tha miiitnrw otnff he set We also have the doctrainaire inspecLcu juiicitweiu cussed the military staff to be set We also have the doctrainaire UD under the North Atlantic aliisocialists who peacefully dream of he they comprise about one half the voters in the last presi dential there is one government employe to about every 22 of the Worse than there is today one government employe to about eight of the working he Average Tax Contribution Piling on statistics calculated to make Average Citizen Hoover said the average person works 61 days a year to support government Pro posed spending would add 20 more days a year to his contribution for a total of one week in every You might want to work for your family instead of paying for a gigantic he Think it He said it was necessary to sup nort the national defense and cold war at a cost of 24 days work leaving many comforting things that should be deferred if we do not wish to go down this road of inflation to ruin of our national family at Crossroads Along this road of the government either takes which is or dictates in stitutional and economic which is The expresident said the pres ent generation were spendthrifts on our way to rob posterity of its A splendid storehouse of integ rity and freedom has been be queathed to us by our In this day of of peril to our high duty is to see that this storehouse is not robbed of its The American mind is troubled by the growth of collectivism their Nationalists Quit Start Arduous Trek to Chungking 10 m The government Wednesday is hastily packing the official archives for the sad journey fcacK to the wartime Little more than three years Chiang Kaishek and his govern ment triumphantly moved out of that far western city and returned to Japan was Now another of Chiangs old the Chinese Red armies are liUle more than 200 miles to the The Red advance has put two provincial governments to The Kiangsi province government fled from menaced Kanhsien to Kanhsien is 215 miles northeast of Hweichang is 50 miles southeast of The Hunan province govein in the path of the main Red has cleared out to CWh in 320 milca northwest The gloom is thick in this ref ugee capital deep in south Few believe Canton will remain the Nationalist capital much Six weeks at the say Some officials ajready have gone to Others have left for capital ot the island fort ress of Unless plans are Chungking again will become the Nationalist But the seat of Nationalist every one knows will rtmain with Chiang at Most of the embassies will Some foreign firms already have shut They dont like the un certainty that Red rule The French and Dutch plan to keep consulates In the civil war Hie Communists were said to have thrown fresh forces into a hot bat tle northwest of 15 Perish As Flames Sweep Crashed Bus Military and congressional leaders watch as Omar Bradley Hoyt Vandrn Harry S Truman Wednesday signs bill designed to tighten unity of armed At left to Defense Louis Louis Denfield Leverett Saltonstall berg Deivey Short Carl Yin son Army Gordon Gray Mil lard Tydings Defense Stephen Early and Air Stuart Heat Stifles Fires Scourge Nations Timber By UNITED PRESS A stifling heat wave plagued the eastern half of the nation for the fourth day in a row Wednesday while fires raged over thousands of acres of west ern and eastern New York Citys sweltering millions suffered again in rec ord heat as the mercury snared above 98 topping all marks fnr All but essential city workers of the metropolis were sent home for the second day in a Wednesday they got off at 2 an hour earlier than Temperatures in the 90s and high humidity blanketd much of the nation from the Rockies Truman Signs Unity Hails Balanced Defense 10 Harry S Truman signed into law Wednesday a measure de signed tc tie the nations fighting forces into taut The president said the legisla which strengthens and re vises the unification law of I should enable the Unitprt States I to attain a balanced and effective 1 national The measure gives the secre tary of defense more direct power to steer all military pro vides for permanent chairman of the joint chiefs of of possibly vast importance to American taxpayers creates a businesstype budget and accounting system which has been held capable of saving hun dreds of millions of dollars a 35 mph Winds Hold Threat For Payette Fire Crews 10 High winds up to 35 mph threat ened to play hob Wednesday night with firefighting crews in the already blackened Payette Na tional forest if it changed direc More than 100 men already are mobilized in the conflagration that has devastated close to 6000 acres of valuable timber Walt Payette forest said the winds were blowing the fire back into the burnt over and as long as it con Harriot Warns Europe Bloc Of Reich Split 10 Prances elder statesman Edouard Herriot opened the first session of Europes consultative assembly Wednesday with the warning that our minds are di vided on admitting Winston who is ex pected to lead a movement for the admission of western was loudly cheered by thousands of Strasbourg citizens and the visi tors gallery as he strode into the chamber for the inaugural session of the Old Worlds first unified who told 101 dis tinguished delegates from dozen nations they must deal with prob lems of life and death urgency to praised the former British prime minister as the man from whose mind sprang the movement which has brought xis together The session closed immediately after the Frenchmans 15minute inaugural address with the virtual certainty that PaulHenri Spaak of Belgium will be elected first president of the assembly Thurs a said he would resign Wednesday night as Belgian foreign minister and would be suc ceeded by the Social Christian Paul Van Assembly rules do not permit a cabinet minister to participate in its The shift was made possible by a solution of Belgiums 50day cabi net deadlock following recent elec At one place Herriot appeared to lend his prestige to a potential revolt among thte assemblymen against the powers exercised by the other branch of the Council of the ministerial tinued there was little danger of a Hankins a change of direction will leave us in bad Right now the wind is blowing in from the south and were The fire is staying within its A little rain was falling early this Hankins but it was a light rain and had no effect on the Along with the rain came light ning storms which have set off 11 new fires in the Payette Hankins none of them seem to be serious and are being handled by smoke in Boise National OCL cwG Truman hunched over seven successive pens in signing1 the document in front of an assem blage of defense offi cials and beribboned air force and navy Then he gave the pens away as Signature of the measure Wednesday could not have failed to have pleased former Her ueii who was celebrating his 75th Hoover headed the bipartisan commission on organization of the executive branch of the govern Truman registered one complaint against the although viewed as a whole it was just about what he and of Defense Louis Johnson Truman said that congress took a backward step in placing cumbersome restrictions on whom he might name to the na tional security This composed of cabi net officers and other high offi advises the president on ways to coordinate foreign and do mestic policies in order to strengthen national Under the previous the president could add to the council the heads of any departments and of certain agencies whenever he The new law fixes the regular membership and says that the president can appoint addi tional from among the hold ers of specified government only with the senates As soon as the measure became Johnson appointed a national defense management com mittee and a management advisory more One ol these was on Blue Bunch mountains and the other on Bear valley Four smokeljumpers were dropped at the scene of the first and two other at the Two other fires in the Boise forest were declared under but forest service officials were keeping crews on them because of the tinderdry conditions still pre One of these on Jackson had burned 2400 There were 100 men standing guard over this The other was on Archie where 300 acres of good timber was burned up during the A crew of 250 men was dealing with this The new blowup in the big Pay ette fire was feared because of See Page Column 1 Airlift to Ecuador Begins Today In Quake Relief Canal 10 mercy airlift will get under way at dawn Thurs day when eight Caribbean command planes take off for Ecuador with tents for more than homeless people and other relief More than a score of planes will fly approximately 50 tons of equipment in the next two or three days under the super vision of the American Red which will reimburse the Besides 45 tons o 2000 blankets will be together with 500 pounds of DDT dusting 10 lister bags and 10 bags of calcium hypochloride for water purifi Stainback Calls For Hawaii Dock Seizure 10 Ingram Stainback ordered seizure of the entire Ha waiian stevedoring industry Wednesday as the legislature moved to outlaw picketing in order to break Hawaiis 102day dock The legislative action came at the request of Stainback after he warned in an address to the joint session that the government will not tolerate any union interrup tion of its operation of the Latest Developments The rapid fire developments in the 102dayoW Hawaiian long shore strike were Ttainback requested a joint session of the territorial house and senate to consider strengthening laws against picketing that threat ens to disrupt the governments plan to end the tieup of island ports by the International Long shoremens and Warehousemens union CIO The territorial senate prompt ly convened a committee of the whole to consider a bill prohibit ing picketing of government activity aa a means of stamping out the threat posed by the CIO marine engineers in their an nounced intention to honor ILWU picket Stainback Signs Stainback signed executive orders to take over the five re maining stevedoring companies in The house passed on second reading five bills providing means for regaining strikebound prop erty aboard ships through teni tonal Probers Hear Hotel Paid Hunt Senate investigators wore told Wednesday that James Hunt was paid for helping a hotel firm repurchase the Lido Beach hotel for half what it had cost the t v Hunt received a check MINIMUM PA 1 from the hotel firm while he still was employed by the War Assets administration as a con testified Francis Flan staff Hunt kept the cheek three then returned quit his government got a new 55000 check and was paid the rest in fees for services to the Seiden Hotel jSJmguIl Sold for Half Cost Greyhound With 28 Aboard Smashes Indiana Bridge 10 Greyhound bus crashed out of control into a bridge abutment near here j Wednesday and 15 passengers were trapped and killed when jit exploded into a mass of Thirteen other passengers and driver Wayne survived the The heroic Cranmer risked death to rescue some of his pas sengers from the blazingbus and was burnrd He and 10 others of the injured were under treatment at a Bloomington With Hunts the Long Island hostelry which cost the navy when it was taken over for war use went back to the Seiden as surplus for the witness He was from under the wagehour House Okehs Pay Floor Of 75 Cents 10 The house voted Wednesday to raise the minimum wage from 40c an hour to but takean in deteiminnte number of persons out he added from records of Hunt and the W A The special subcommittee look ing into persons who allegedly sold businessmen their influence in the government heard also that Harry President Harry S Trumans army called on housing ex pediter Tighe Woods asking him to please hurry the granting of a construction permit to Tanforan race track in The per mit was granted the next ac cording to Others Involved Albert tormer secre tary to Hawkes figured in testimony about the hotel He was paid by Hunt as a consultant and ad Lewitt but seldom gave He denied that the money in reality was a fee for steering Hunt onto the profitable Lido Beach a registered lobbyist in sent letters to his paying clients describing fictitious inter views he was supposed to have had with toprajiking leaders of He calmly admitted the talks never took but said this was of no concern to his committee William Rogers barked at him that the committee is concerned over persons falsely selling in fluence who mislead clients and reflect on persons in public Wrote Navy Officials Rogers said Lewitt wrote letters to the navy in behalf of the Seiden hotel family which gave the Im pression that Hawkes was interested in the In he it was Lewitt The five per cent spotlight re turned briefly to the White Housing Expediter Woods related Tuesday how Vaughan called him to the White House in behalf of some of my the oper ators of the Tanforan track near San Woods was recalled to the wit ness chair He said Vaughan came to his office bringing with him Eugene president of the Tanforan The race track was then stymied by the expediters refusal to grant a under the regulation which forbade the use of scarce housing materials in amusement The track also was under court on the grounds that it had violated an earlier stopconstruction Vaughan Urges Speed Vaughan asked him to please hurry a Woods testi because there was some thing before the California Rac ing commission which would cause Tanforan to lose its franchise un less could do the rebuilding Woods granted the goahead the next He also asked the Justice department to modify the court He gave the he on grounds of hard The term hardship apparent ly rubbed Joseph McCarthy the wrong He as serted that the which he had a hand in imposed on Woods a duty not to approve rec reational construction which would interfere with home Woods replied that the allin clusive term hardship was the big loophole in the as at i local health authorities condemned the that was Final action on the how was put off until and there remained the possibility that the house might change its Just how many people would be removed from the laws coverage under Wednesdays voting was a subject of Some legisla tors guessed it would be a million or but others said no defi nite figure could be given at this Although it was not the admin istration bill which was approved by a 225 to 181 roll call it rpprfisented a partial victory for Harry S who had called for a 75c minimum wage at the start of this congress What the house did was to ap prove a substitute measure by Lucas after first knock ing out his original proposal to set the wage level at 65c and then ad liodics Badly Charred Bodies of the charred beyond were taken to a temporary morgue set up in the Bloomington armory and many hours after the crash only five had been identified tenta A dentist began the grim work of making dental charts in an ef fort to help with The dead included two eight four men and an adult burned so badly the sex could not be Cramer said he lost control of the big bus as it approached the abutment on a hilly road five miles north of here shortly after He believed a tire blew just it up or to the cost of Witnesses Knit Case Against B36 Slights 10 UP house investigation of ugly rumors about the B36 bomber program moved ahead slowly Wednesday as the air force care fully built up a defense against hints that political influence was Frederick Smith chief of air testified throughout the second day of giving members of the armed services committee a detailed explanation of the dis puted decision to make the super bomber the chief longrange wea pon of the air He said two primary considera tions were involved Harry S Trumans order limiting the air force to 48 The over all superiority of the Smith quoted Curtis commanding general of the strategic air as say after the presidents limita tion order was that pur chases of B36 bombers should be increased at the expense of other types to enhance my ability to iaunch a strategic Smith conceded that the air force had considered cutting back its B36 Gas Tanks Exploded Gas tanks exploded on impact and within seconds the huge ve hicle was enveloped in Several passengers and Cranmer were hurled through the wind shield and other survivors scram bled through The trapped passengers screamed as the gasolinefed flames turned the bus into a mass of whitehot metal that melted poured onto the It was dawn before rescue workers ing bus lu reach the Acetylene torches had to be used to free thirteen of the led Through Windshield Wilfred an truck said he was riding in a front seat and was hurled through the windshield when the bus He skidded along the pavement broken glass along with another Luke Shute of Bloom and By the time I got on my feet the bus was a mass of Lutt rell People were screaming aim jumping out of the back win Some of them didnt make Survivors said Cranmer entered the flaming bus repeatedly to save He hurled the infant daughter of one woman out window into her arms after she had saved Suffering from shock as well as he was given a sedative at the 28 Aboard Bus The bus was en route from In dianapolis toEvansville and Grey hound officials said 37 passengers were aboard when it left the Hoosier passen gers debarked along the way to Bloomington and Cranmer said 28 were aboard when the crash State Highway 37 from Indian apolis to Bloomington is a curv ing road through picturesque hills of this but authorities said the crash occurred on a straight Wreckage of the bus was so complete that they said the cause of the accident might never be de Firemen pumped water from a small stream the bridge crosses to play on the Then rescuers with acetylene torches moved in to cut the blackened steel of the bus so that bodies could be re The charred bodies were placed under sheets and carried in a fleet of ambulances to the Bloomington where the grim work of identification was 200MILE PLUNGE River Swimmers Attempt Leads to Salmon Gorge hardship under the he Explains Hardship He went on If horse races had been held there and the stands had collapsed and five or six hun dred people had been then we would have been Committee Counsel Rogers in jected Why couldnt they Just stop racingthere That I dont said but apparently in a lot See Column 3 I Tribune Lntri Wire was heading into the gorge of the Salmon or through the famous primitive area of in his attempt to swim the Salmon river from Salmon to a dis tance of 200 Bernard left the Riverside club below Salmon Sunday at 3 and arrived at North Fork Sun day at 9 a distance of 22 miles by He left North Fork Sunday at 10 and passed Shoup early another 22 miles Bernard arrived at what is known as the end of the road Monday at 2 having covered a distance from takeoff of 67 The end of the road marks the distance a car can penetrate the primitive area from the Salmon and Edward Ed met Bernard at that point with a substantial sup Bernard remained on land Mon day and jumped back into the water Tuesday at 8 Bill an ac quaintance said the swimmer appeared in good condi tion although he was bruised and scratched from striking sharp ob jects 5ri the bottom of the swift The rapids are so strong in some places that the if near is thrown onto After having bumped his head a couple of Bernard said he now goes through the rapids feet He walks around those falls that do not have enough water to carry The swim the first ever at and Bernard said he WM doing it just for the   

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