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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS teraMuUik Network KALL Thnmh WEATHER Clear aM BS 157 SALT LAKE SUNDAY SEPTEMBER PRICE FEPTEEN CENTS 200 Die as Ship Burns at Toronto Atlantic Bloc Forms Top War Council 12Nation Ministers Blueprint Unified Area Defense Pact 17 Atlantic pact powers Saturday created a military command with permanent headquarters in Washington to plan and or ganize their common defense against the threat of Russian At a short and secret meeting behind the locked doors of the Interdepartmental auditorium the foreign ministers of the 12 pact powers blueprinted the unified defense organization they hope will avert war if possible and win it if it Immediate Defense Play The comprising the top council established by article 8 of the Atlantic set up a 12nation defense committee and instructed it to draft immediately a plan for defending the entire north Atlantic The defense to be headed in its first year by Defense Louis will hold its first meeting here on it will meet once a year unless an emergency session becomes necessary in the The defense In instructed to made up of chief s of staff of each member to advise and main recirrrtmenda tions on mUitwy Council Is Working Nucleus As the real working nucleus of the defensive how the council created a sub committee of the military group on which only the United Britain and France will front will master mind the broad strategy upon which the allies plan ning their It will func tion Omar Nv chair man of the joint chiefs of presumably will be the American representative on the military committee and the three power Million Arms Bill The councils announcement a strongly worded sen ate committee report urging quick passage of the f pro gram to rearm free The carrying for the pact comes upjfor in the senate The house already has passed a slight ly larger aid The senate committee warned that Russia is racing to create the worlds mightiest military ma and it recommended the arms program as the best way to counter the Soviet The councils decision setting up the defensive machinery was an nouncer in a 2600word com munique at the close of a one hour In addition to creating the defense andmilitary it directed that five re gional planning groups be estab lished to lay out a defense plan on a geographic Planning Divisions The planning bodies will be divided follows North European and the United King The United States agreed to participate in this groups de fense planning as Western European United Neth and Can Ada and the United states agreed to help in the planning for this Denmark and Italy will be brought in if members of the group wish to call upon Operation nounced in a 2600word corn Mediterranean United with the United States participating the plan ning as CanadianUnited ada and the United North Atlantic Ice Portu United United Only Italy and Luxem bourg not included in this The council directed that a standing group composed of the United Kingdom and the United States be established as subcommittee of the mili tary committee in order to facilitate the rapid and efficient conduct tht committees By UNITED PBESS The nation Sftt largest Jn dustrial shutdowns in John Lewis coal miners gave signs of a general coal walkout Wreckage Smolders 4fter Blaze That Turned Pleasure Vessel Into Inferno Wreckagestrewn Noronic Ues in her berth in Toronto bay smoldering after flames roared through her early Saturday Awakened by screams and 400 passengers and members of crew escaped the but 100 passengeim died to the flaming It was the vessels last scheduled trip for this Steel Halts Threaten To Idle Men ready to strike at midnight next The big coal and steel strikes would affect An estimated employes already were idled in labor Pension and welfare demands pushed aside wages in most of the Soft coal operators expected the coal miners to go on strike Mon Big 3 Reach China Accord 17 UP Britain and France Satur day threw their support behind the United States decision to abandon China to the That of a policy that has been under bitter attack by Republicans in the United States was given during a 80minute meeting of the west ern Big Three foreign A communique issued at the close of the meeting said only that the three powers were in accord on their overall far east ern Informed diplomatic sources interpreted this as meaning the British and French agree with this government that there is no longer any use in supporting the Nationalist regime in John Lewis kept a stony but from mines across country faidicatid a gen eral strike was Hold Little Observers atthe steel of Pittsburgh held hope the tfv lAsiiiJiBujcB CIO would reach agree ment The government called both sides to a conference in Washing ton and deplored the embittered debate between A strike against the Missouri Pacific that has deadened commerce in an 11state midwest entered its second Wages were not in issue was the union demand for settlement of 282 grievances at a cost of The coal miners were raising the cry welfare no Miners left the pits In Wyoming and A spokesman in Indiana hinted a little work stoppage No Wsrk Msastey In western a union official said he would not be sur prised if the men did not work The steel crisis brewed over rec ommendations by a presidential factfinding board for company financed pension and social secur ity The steel firms and the union were embittered and a government official called their debate by telegraph messages de Federal Mediation Chief Cyrus Ching finally intervened and sum moned both sides to He scolded them for not complying with Harry S Trumans re quest that they give greatest weight and the most earnest con sideration to the findings of the steel for prompt settle UTAHWYOMING DISPUTE Operator Denies Cessation Of Payments on Welfare TrltwM Special ROCK IT Wyoming and Utah coal operators have not ceased to pay into the UMW welfare Bayless of the UnionPacific Coal declared Bayless said that as far aa he knew all coal operators in Wy oming and Utah had made their uptodate contributions into Welfare fund ana that there was no controversary or grievance be tween the coal operators and the mine workers in Wyoming and In the rank and file in Uiis area were out spoken in their sympathy for the southern coal some ex pressing the belief that unless aal coal miners held together the operators and others halting payment into the wetfare fund were laying the basis for eli mination of the fund Loss of the coal miners pensions and health benefits would be a catas trophe to the coal some Some of the miners have taken off tu Wind mountains to lay in their supply of winter wild and eik season being dben in some Where ever miners meet a knot gathers to discuss the need of the welfare fund for all coal min The first coal miner in the United States to be pensioned under tht plan is from this along with several others who have been granted Rock Springs is headquarters for Houston president of UMW district comprising Utah and Wyoming coal North Americas Last Ship Wire KffledlU m 34 By VNttEb FUESS The burning of the Noronic was first Hiijor tap disas ter in North America since the burning of the Morro Cattle oK on Sept A total of persons died in the Morro Castle The moat disastrous peace Jr VTKM of the steamship Gen eral Slocum New York har bor on June with a loss of 1021 The worst peacetime ship dis aster of all was the sinking of the White Star liner Titanic after a collision with an ice berg in the North Atlantic on April with the loss of 1517 Tales of Survivors of the Noronic disaster told Saturday of heroes and hero ines who fought on the Ships blaz ing decks to save And they told dark stories of cowards who obeyed the frantic law of every man for Planes Search For Missing Atlantic Fliers NEW 17 UP Air navy and coast guard planes and ships searched the At lantic Saturday for two daring Italian fliers undoubtedly down at sea in their plane after attempting a nonstop flight from the Azores to New On the basis of previous mes sages from the fliers and bad weather and wind offi cials calculated that Jorai Bron dello and Camillo Barioglio had run out of fuel by 11 EOT and had been forced to crash land their Beachcraft in the choppy 1000Mile Area Eighteen planes and two guard cutters fanned out in a 1000 mile area off Newfoundland in the area from which the fliers last message was sent at At Saturday the coast guard called off its search for the night That was 25 hours since thefliers hud been heard 36yearold soldier of fortune and his copilot Barioglio had hoped to the first to fly a plane of the Beachcraft type non stop from ttie Azores to New In their last message they radioed they were about 180 miles due south of They then had 940 miles to cover on the final lap of their scheduled 2060mile Encountered Rain Weather reports indicated the fliers probably encountered ruin and low clouds near that Brondello and Barioglio took off from Lagens in the Azores at EDT Friday with enough fuel for 29 They radioed the CAA In New York that they ran into stiff headwinds 770 miles northwestof the islands which cut the planes speed to 95 mph but later they reported they had run into better flyirig i S rvofcs 400 Flee Trap Dead Mostly Citizens of Sept 17 200 ahipboard of them died in a radnf right time fire that swept flames and panic through the Canadian nleuure cruiser Noronic in a few scant minutes early Awakened by screams and more than 400 cthera scrambled or jumped to safety through the that turned the 36yearold Great Lakes queen into a blackened aunken hoik at her dock Mayor Hiram McCallum estimated the death toll at o But an exact count was unlikely for Many ot the scattered the Some of were believed trapped in the twisted ship that sank onto the harbor bottom in 28 feet of 117 IB aa Emergency Morgoe At midafternoon police said 190 bodies had Been iut only 117 asd been gathered in an emergency morgue Satur day night and authorities withdrew the curlier The Canadian uncoordinated reports by the Red Cross and that about 90 besides the 117 known dead were unaccounted Canada Steamship owner of the 6906ton erutee said 512 passengers boarded the ship at Detroit and Steamship officials said all the dead 170 crewmen all got to safetyafter fighting the flames thit appar ently started near the snips cocktail bar just before jthe first alarm was sounded at Sweep Ship lit 15 Minutes Within 15 minutes after the first alarm flames l4d swept the entire Survivors told of panicstricken glen to smokefilled corridors and around lifelines dropped to htdodc of swine nessman was one of the He stayed oil the burning ship for a full other passengers to before he was driven off by the He said a woman ran to him with her nightgown Smothered She crying in my Kosman I smothered the flames uid half pulled her to Kosman said be fought his way back to help others and rescued two more hysterical passengers before he was blocked by flames on his fourth attempt to reboard the And then terror seized After it was I got hyster ical he I started screaming for my friends who were in our Kosmon darted through the cor ridors of Michaels hospital screaming Merz Ive just got to find Hes my best Miss Sylvia Carpenter of De a heroine of the disaster her told a story of three Hope Ladder Tangled Someone thrown a rope ladder over the but it was all tangled Miss Car penter Then a rope was tossed over the I put a hitch Jmot in it to hold it to a As I three men pushed in front of me ad shoved some ON THE INSIDE SECTION A 9 Foreign Editorial ii 14 SECTION 8 Salt Lake City 14 Utah 10 Drama 11 Mines and 13 SECTION S to 6 Classified Advertising to 14 SECTION W Society 1 to 14 Ogden 14 10 Clubs W SECTION H Home Garden 1 to 12 Farm Letter 2 Over the Fence Post M Features 1 to 8 Art Radio 6 screarring women out of the way men went carpttoter to her self Miss Alberta Agala of Detroi told of blind The deck was complete scene sne There was a mob of men and women surging baekand Men were pushing women around andmany were knocked to the There was so much panic I dont know how these people got segregated to find way to I slid down a Metcal of Column 4 Demos Gather For WestV Meet in SAN 17 MB Francisco hasnt seen so many Democratic leaders since the pakys 1920 convention Theyre in town and more are coming for the western states Democratic conference Sun day and An estimated 1000 Democrats from 11 Hawaii and Alaska will set in on a busy round of panel speeches and of The conference Is Intended as voice of the west to tell Washington of tht fast stepping growth and the problems of the big area stretching fromthe Rockies to the What the delegates have to say will be directed to Vice Alben four cabinet mem bers and other key Washington Secretaries commerce labor and will participate in the discussions on such subjects as and of Politics Calvin Hawlings of Salt Lake executive chairman of the didnt hesitate to say there would be plenty of practical There will be quite some de tailed planning for a grass roots campaign to get out the votes in the off year of he We will consider an overall pro gram of individual The agenda of the conference was broadened Saturday to in clude the plight of metal mining and what can be done to help the A group of delegates led by Joseph chairman of the Colorado state central arranged with conference leaders to present the case of the western miners before a meeting of Interior Julius Krug will be the panel Ben Kosniaa of who fled to told ship attendants trying to stem the roaring flames with hao4 They might have been trying to put out hell with their fountain he said Whole vacationing on the Noronidi the were wiped Firemen who finally got the heattwisted steel hull five hours after the began told of finding charred groups with their arms about each Many were trapped in their ftnma 5 Some of those people were and after they had gone to bed 1niafraid many of them wouldnt smell the or hear any shouts of declared Sam a Many of the survivors escaped dressed only in night Some jumped to the nearby dock or into the water without any clothes on at People were screaming and jumping without Dock Watchman Alfred Peterson Bodies were falling all around me on the and soon the screams wepe mingled with the moans of the Toronto officials said mass funerals would probably be necessary for many of the They ware no badly burned identification was Wont in More Than Century It was the worst Great Lakes ship fire disaster In than century CSL said the ship was well equipped with modern fire fighting Either a lighted cigar or a cigaret may have been lefMn the stateroom which was left and as a result there was no immediate report of the beginning of the he said in a statement Certainly none of the officers or the crew knew of the fire until it became Mayor McCallum said it was definite that the crew attempted to fight the fire before calling the city fire Lifeguards in rowboats sought bodies of persons who had slipped down ropes or jumped overboard in terror at the Steamship officials were attempting to establish the death list from a check of the survivors with their passenger and crew But this was difficult because many survivors had dispersed to hospitals and The officials said they had been advised by their lawyers not to release the passenger list until all had been accounted for and the next of kin This might take Toronto hospitals and first aid stations at two hotels counted 189 16 of them The steamer had settled to the bottom of her slip oft Lake Ontario and the deck where the fire started waa under The Noronic docked here at 6 Friday on what to FIRE WEAPONS EMPTY Ships Extinguishers Survivors Report Sept 17 UP Survivors of the Noronic fire said Saturday that seme of the ships fire extinguishers and hoses failed to work and that crew left the ship without leading pas sengers to Don Church of Silver said he believed thtre was negli gence on somebodys Church said that when he grabbed a fire hose end tried to turn it into a biasing no water came out of I dont know he Maybe it was burned somewhere along the Another who would not identify said when he tried to use sa extinguisher Iw fotmd there was no fluid in it Survivors reported had been heavy drinking among sengers before the flre broke In the transport de partment appointed Capt of to conduct a preliminary inquiry Into Mayor Thomas Burtre of land sent of the citys law and departments to Burke said in deretand that the expert wouM UM case and on this iBformsMsft can act to prevent a stmttar dy from svtr occurring   

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