Wednesday, September 7, 1949

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah I tiADlu MWs Intermountaiii Network Station KALL Monday Throuth Friday WEATHER Mot tly eoatiamd Detaflt If 146 SALT LAKE WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER PRICE FIVE CENTS Crazed Gunman Kills Wounds Five Terrorizes Camden Neighborhood o In 20Minute Revenge Barrage 6 psychopathic war out for revenge because people were talking about turned a neighborhood business district into a place of terror Tuesday when he shot and killed 12 persons and wounded five within 20 Howard a religious fanatic who always carried a turned a German Luger on seven six men and four children before he was wounded himself and stumbled from his teargas filled apartment in meek Unruh became in little more than a quarter hour the greatest mass killer in homicidal Other killers had more vic tims but none killed so many in so short a Only Five Survive Of the 17 persons he mowed down only five two women and two He fired dozens of shots from i the caliber automatic point blank at into homes and filling an intersection in the eastern residen tial section with terror and Men and women dropped in their tracks with bullets from Unruhs A 2yearold boy was shot while playing in his house and another boy died with a bullet in his head while sitting on a hobby horse getting his hair They and the others all were victims of a plot by the slen der Unruh to get revenge on his neighbors because they had been talking about Crowds Wear Riot Cries of lynch him came from a maddened crowd after Unruh fi nally surendered and was led from his home under heavy police There was another near riot at Cooper hospital when a mob stormed the seeking fran tically LO determine whether their dear ones were among the vic In a complete confession to Cam den County Prosecutor Mitchell Unruh said he had been building up resentment for some particularly during last three against his neigh the the the barber and the Monday he went to an all night motion picture house in Phil FIVE WOUNDS Gunman Fells Price on Street just acwss the Delaware and sat through two shows figuring out the details of his Lived With Mother Ke came home at 3 at his with whom he gave him his A short time Unruh started He got the four and in his he also got chil dren and innocent For those 20 he loaded and reloaded his gun and fired over and over again as he raced from stores to houses shooting He shot three persons cow ering in an automobile and shot a youth driving another Neighbors described who saw three years service with the army in as very re to the point of being a He always carrieda On the dresser of his po lice found a Bible opened to the 24th chapter of Detectives also found in the apartment a number of books on See Page Column 1 Tribune Leased shots from a revolver felled Gus about on a midtown sidewalk Tuesday at be fore passersby could restrain his identified as Steve Dia about divorced husband of the victims Shilaos was reported in critical condition in Price city county hospital late Diamanti was booked for in vestigation of assault with a dead ly Five Wounds Bystanders overpowered Dia manti and took his gun as hp struggled to reach who lay in the gutter bleeding from five Other bystanders commandeered an automobile and rushed Shi laos to Price citycounty Officers arrived within a few min utes and arrested Diamanti had been divorced from Shilaos sister for sev eral relatives The two had had differences recently over ownership of some Price prop it was Shilaos is manager of Car bon college He former ly operated a Price Diamanti is a retired grocery Gating in Cafe Diamanti was restrained by former police of ficer of Glenwood who was eatingin a cafe next to thn Art ploye of the took the gun from A woman who witnessed the shooting from a parked car across the street said that Shilaos ran from the bakery doorway to the street as Diamanti opened turned back toward the with his Navy Flier Tells OPPeddling Gossip on B36 Disclaims Intent to Scuttle Program at Inquiry 6 famed navy flier acknowledged Tuesday that he peddled rank gossip about the air but denied he did so with intent to scuttle the air forces billiondollar B36 bomber Thomas who won headlines last year for piloting the navys Truculent Turtle bomber on a record breaking flight from the gave the testimony be fore a naval court of Among h i a extracurricular Davies also but get the log of Air Secretary Stuart Symingtons Police Halt Maniacs Reign of Terroif heavily armed with submachine guns and collar next to Howard Unruh indicated by arrow after forcing him from his bar neighborhood business t Firing at women and em ricaded apartmeat tear gas Insert is sloscup ef the children wits TJnniu conmiittru worst iiinss Killing in World War 0 ivho killed 12 and1 wounded five in WOOING WOES hands in the air and and Diamanti continued to witnesses Lockman ran from the cafe and Bolotas from the bakery at the same and both over powered Falls to Sidewalk Shilaos John about was with his father at the time of the Price policeman Mark first officer to arrive at the arrested A large crowd had gathered and witnessed the struggle and Officers said that Shilaos was in critical condition from two chest one high on the AIM AT STOPGAP GOAL Defense Chiefs Map Lower Arms Budget 6 Defense officials are working on military budget for the next fiscal about less than the with her Socialist leaders pre Britain Dollar Envoys Gird To Defend Socialist Policy 6 toplevel clinic on Britains eco nomic illness opens here Wednes rent budget and just about the figure set by Harry S Tru This was disclosed Tuesday by informed who said the navy would be hardest hit by the It would have to put more warships in the reserve cut down the size of its air arm and get along with to 000 fewer officers and The army also would be some left side and one lower on the j what The air force would two other wounds in his i continue to have 48 groups since right side near the waist and a the 1949 budget and the 1950 the latter still being stud ied by provide the nec essary appropriations and contract flesh wound in the upper left Sheriffs officers said six chambers of the gun taken from Diamanti were Scribes Cramp Veeps Style 6 Albrn Barkley took Carleton his investiga the national se swank night club Tuesday 6 hnarH Scene of the shooting was atj Truman put a Price Baking 79 Main in the heart of the business dis Highway 000 ceiling on the 1951 but this did not include funds for the office of secretary of defense and patrolmen assisted i related the national se and newspapermen were asked to leave the reportedly at his The which has avoided public appearances since Barkleys arrival here slipped up to the Chase hotel starlight roof by a rear elevator and joined a group of friends who had been waiting for an The party entered the nightclub during the floor show and the or chestra was unable to play the aeries of numbers The Veep had requested upon their Photographers took several pic curity resources These are Shilaos1 address is 59 2nd expected to cost slightly more than Bevin Docks for Trade Says Britain Opposes Dole NEW 6 Britains Foreign Ernest Bevin said Tuesday night I want to dispell the erroneous belief that Shortly the we have come to ask for further followed by 12 waitSrants Britain on an aid He spoke to newsmen as he arrived aboard the liner Maure He headed Britains eco nomic mission to The solution to our troubles must be along other he Steps must be taken which will lead to a permanent Weve not come here to discuss the interests of other AntiBritish pickets paraded op posite the 50th pier as the big approached three reporters and five photographers in the room and asked them to leave or be carried Some of the waiters grabbed some of the newspapermen by the The newspapermen refused to James house officer for the arrived and with them in the dimlylit The place was packed and the scene diverted the floor Harold hotel cellor of the Exchequer Sir Staf Arrived and said that Barkley had jford Cripps and other government nsked that the newspapermen j is on his way to the jcapitol for BritishCanadian He doesnt want any interviews I American economic The cr any Koplar j meetings open audience from the j liner docked in the North accompanied by Chan The purpose of the Washington Bevin is to discuss the balance of payment difficul ties between the sterling and dol lar areas and measures which could be taken to right the exist ing disequilibrium between the two areas both in the long and the short He said the British delegation has brought a very full program of He viewed the Washington con ference as a means to win the struggle for one one world of free and democratic But the talks are very he as they effect world Bevin beamed broadly at times as he He was when he amplified on his oneworld theme It has never been assumed by us that we are going to accom plish all this in five pared to argue that the malady cannot be traced to the British welfare At least a stopgap remedy is the goal of the which will bring together such leaders as of the Treasury John Secy of State Dean Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin Sir Stafford British chancellor of the exchequer and Douglas Canadian finance Unable to earn enough dollars to pay for vital the island country finds itself in a Despite Marshall plan aid the crisis has deepened in recent Sales Drop Off The sales of British goods in dollar markets have fallen off partly because American and Canadian buyers think they are too high As a the British gov ernment has been forced to use its gold and dollar reserves to meet These reserves have now dwindled to below what was con sidered the minimum safety Answering objections that Britain is pricing herself out of the market by her expanded social welfare Bevin is re ported ready to argue that The present insurance and educational proj ects for British far from being a drag on are an indispensible foundation for Britains economic British Money Alone Marshall plan funds are not being used to subsidize these serv Some Marshall plan goods such as timber ara being used in the but this amounts to less than 1 of the total The rest comes from British tax The British delegation even had i porary formula for checking the drain on Britains reserves before they sink below the 000 Hinges on Poposals Diplomats scheduled to sit in on the conversations said the chances for solving Britains longrange problems at this meeting would depend almost 100 on the pro posals the British delegation is to Bevin and Cripps are reported to have definite proposals in But if these do not include devalu ation of the British Ameri can officials are convinced they stand little chance of solving Britains future dollar The idea behind cheapening the pound is that it would tend to make Britains goods cheaper In export British officials have op posed as of the Treasury who will head the American dele and Secretary of State Acheson went to capitol hill Tues day to brief members of the sen ate foreign relations committee on the American conference ministrations extension Lines Tighten In Senate Tariff Battle 6 JPl Both Democratic and Republican leaders appeared to be taking a no compromise attitude Wednes day on the eve of a hard senate fight over legislation to extend the reciprocal trade treaty Democratic aids gave out word that Scott Lucas of Illi theDemocratic senate will oppose any compromise with Republicans who want to retain the peri point provision that the Republican 80th congress wrote into the trade agreements This provision requires the tar iff commission to advise the presi dent of the point beyond which proposed tariff concessions cannot go without endangering pro and compels him to ex plain to congress if he grants con cessions beyond the peril Eugene Millikin of Colo the ranking Republican mem ber of the senate finance commit commented to reporters I think we will get the peril point He predicted that enough Dem ocrats will join Republicans to official a Lockheed Constel Thought Interesting Davies said he sought to get the log because Cedric a former special assistant to Navy Undersecretary Dan thought it would be Davies emphatically denied knowing that Worth was prepar ing an anonymous memo hinting at fraud and political wirepulling in the B36 memo that touched off an uproar on Capitol Hill this The charges blew up when Worth The threeman naval which is conducting its own full dress inquiry into the source of data in the Worth heard testimony from another witness that Harry S Truman al legedly wanted to fire Symington as air secretary in Some Difficulty The lite secretary cf James Forrestal persuaded Truman with some diffiulty not to oust Hugh of a navy aeronautical told the court he related the For restal story to Worth ana thus un wittingly contributed material for Worths now discredited Navy Davies acknowl edgment that he spread unverified gossip about the mir force came backboard of the navy and the air force One of the highlights of that struggle developed when Secretary of De canceled the building of the navys giant new superaircraft United at Newport Purveyed Gossip Naw Stanford court sharp y rebuked Davies for purveying rank gossip to and de manded to know why he did I dont Davies except that many times I engaged in rank as you call It was rank wasnt Wood Thomas pre siding officer of the naval asked Davies whether he knew Worth was data and rumors for use outside of his regu navy I did Davies Among the multiple innuendoes and charges in the Worth memo randum was a story of reportedly frequent trips by Air Secretary Symington in his Lockheed Con stellation between Washington and Palm the nearest air field to the ranch of Floyd Odium is head of the Atlas which controls the Consoli dated Vultee makers of the B36 Withdrew Request Worth said Symington spent a week at Odiums ranch this In the Worth asserted that efforts to obtain a copy of the og of Symingtons plane dis closed such a high degree of sen FLIGHT CURBS Row Settled Over Free Air Junkets Sept 8 The Mtgry flareup over free loading plane trip by congress men died down Tuesday with agreement that legislators and officials will government air craft only for public business It will be strictly up to them to decide their junkets by at home and are public of Defense Louis Johnson willtake their word for it The row started when Johnson suggested that some planning a world tour take a commercial plane for part of instead of an air force That he would save Early Intervened understanding was reached Stephen former aid to the late Franklin Roose intervened beween Johnson and Elmer Thomas Thomas outlined agreement asifollows The defence department will issue a policy statement to re strict the use of military to public Military ftir Oiemand Depend on Honor add the peril points to the adsitivity that the request was with TD LIKE ANOTHER TRY Rough Channel Defeats Shirley May 6 UP May France failed in a gallant attempt to swim the Eng lish channel but she said Tuesday night Id like to take another crack at it Two young had to dive into the water and push Shirley to the side of the pilot boat so that she could be lifted exhausted but still the 17yearold high school girl was hauled tearful and shouting from the chill water of the channel data at its fingertips to prove Iseven miles northeast cf Dover firtnn that only 9000 wigs have been giv en to British workers under the welfare The preconference atmosphere of gloom persisted on the eve of the But there was in creasing hopes among the negoti ators that they could find a tern She had been in the water 10 hours and 39 fighting twisting wind and rain when her father decided she could not go She had swum an esti mated 34 miles in all in her at tempt to make it from Cap Gris to distance of 20 miles as the crow flies and 23 miles from beach to She WAS cheered heartily when she was carried ashore from her pilot But her main feeling was of Gee Im sorry I let everyone she After a hot bath at her hotel she was taken to StiU so exhausted she could hardly lift her arms from the bed she insisted Im not tired at Asked if she would like to have another go at she said Sure I Then she confessed It was awfully The rough water the first five miles took most of my grease I was ex pectingit to be but I did not think it would be that She try her trainer Ted Worner but not this Before she went to sleep the pretty American girl waa able to go out on the balcony outside her room and wave to a crowd of sev eral hundred people insistent on seeing The defense secretary will not question the reasons for such requests but will depend their honor not to abuse the Thomas said he agreed with Johnson that it would be cheaper and safer for the senators going on around the world to make the run from Cairo to Tokyo by com mercial he the senators would have to make their own arrangements he doesnt plan to go Thomas also gave Johnson a pat on the back for what he called a sincere economy Crippled Mars Makes Lands Safely Sept 6 CSVThe Philippine Mars settled to a safe landing here Tuesday three hours after engine fell off and fire to the wing of the giant fly ing boat 440 miles out in the The fourengined plane carried 40 passengers and a crew of None was a The Mars took off Monday night from the Alameda naval air sta tion on Sah Francisco At Honolulu gome thing went wrong in the predawn murk high over the Pilot Describes Battle the who has been flying the Mars sky giants for two and a half told of the battle to bring his craft in Garrett said he thought a pro peller on the 1 engine caused the one of the blades was Terrific vibration set he and in three or four sec onds the engine was torn from the Shirley entered the water at Sparks generated when the Cap am fUf massive engine wrenched free ig f Monday against the advice of her fathertramer Wai ter France who did not want her to start because he considered channel conditions UP May defeated by the English remained a heroine Tuesday night in the hearts of her They went with plans for a celebration to welcome her There will be a big parade on the Saturday after her and a huge clam It had been planned as a victory but everything xvill be as gay and festive as the circum stances nited atreming gas nmes spread a6cr0sVtne Cruiser Stands By Carbon dioxide units In the wing snuffed out the but the peril was not The plane continued to vibrate An message was put through to the Hawaiian sea a PanAmeri can stratocrulser spotted the Mars and convoyed it until a flying fortress from Hawaiis airsea res cue unit All were shaken by the Intense which continued until Gsrrctt cut the speed to less than 125 miles an hour for the landing at Keen