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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS sBtermountala Network Station KALL rXkiMik WEATHER few Details Page 41 178 SALT LAKE SUNDAY OCTOBER 1949 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS Navy Dares to Test B36 Against Fighters Smoke Wisps Trail Up From Demolished Building Smoking ruins Saturday told of the during the night that gutted the Irving Junior high school while snow fell at This view of what WH the auditoriumgymnasium in INN UN A Fire at Pocatello Destroys High School TrfbuiM Win disastrous fivehour fire early Saturday demolished the Irving junior high a blow to the spaceshort school district and Pocatellos worst loss by flame in two Damage was estimated at based upon original cost of the built 25 years School officials expressed be lief the building would cost more than that to replace under pres ent construction Sew Rebuilding The blaze first reported at made its way from an attic above the stage room by it had gutted the entire structure in a spectacular night blaze that lighted all west Poca Brick walls and steel girders remained after a determined but futile fight by more than a score of firemen using six hoae Except for the big Gate city high Irving was Pocatello Ship Blast Toll Feared at Six 8 UP men were known dead and three were missing Saturday after an explosion aboard the Navy Tanker Chehalia which touched off a fire that swept the vessel and sank her at her moor ings at the navy The navy said that the big carrying a crew of suddenly was ripped ty an explo sion from one of her gasoline com partments early The ship caught later capsized and sank alongside the navy Cause of the blast wag not im mediately the navy Names of the dead and missing were withheld pending notifica tion of next of The whose home port is Pearl arrived at Samoa 6 and was discharging gaso line to dockside tanks when the explosion The was one of several gasoline tinker vessels of the Pa cific fleet engaged in delivering aviation aviation lubri cating oil and Diesel fuel to Pa cific and ships at school districts best equipped plant and one of its most Erected 25 years ago and worth it would cost more than twice to said Luvern Pocatello school board chairman who watched the slow and certain ruin of an expensive Fire Chief first to the building after an alarm turned in by Jerry a cab said flames appeared to break out first in the De fective wiring was but the inspectionreport is not com We can only thank God it didnt happen dfffing school exclaimed Stanford the Irving He added emphatically Irv ing will have to be just have We have 539 pupils and 14teachers without a Eye Cfcurch The school board will meet Mon day to decide how best to replace Johnson he hopes to have classes held in churches near the senior high school as was done while that school was rebuilt 10 years the situation could be Johnson and school board had fire underwriters reappraise all school buildings of increased value because of con struction George schools and Johnson were investigating Satur day to determine what the insur at full would Passed Bond Issue In school patrons passed a bond including about to build a third junior high school in Alameda the second is duplicate of in east side Whether that fund plus insur ance could cover cost of replacing and whether that solution would be legal and agreeable to Alameda must be worked A snowy night helped to protect the school district from further The Jefferson ele mentary school in the 900 block of North Grant immediately ad joins Irving on the and the of Sharp 827 Grant just south of bwned Roofs were wet thousands of falling did not new FEATURES SECTION A 6 Editorial 9 SECTION B Local 18 SECTION C Classified 9 Mines and 11 SECTION S Skyline Six World Far West Bast Southwest 6 Fish and Pro Football SECTION W Logan of Provo Calendar SECTION H Garden Farm Letter Over the Fence Home Plan SECTION M Features Radio Log 6 Posstellss second schesl Flames progressed slowly NO that brick shell may be only slightly Erected IB structure worth way coat twice that Lightning Strikes Kith Three in Family 8 the third time in 50 lightning struck the samespot at in southern And the third time a jnan4h the Primwdo family was V News dispatches from Taranto said 27yearold Rollo Primftrdo was killed in his own back yard Saturday by lightning during a heavy rainstorm that swept the Twenty ago father was killed by lightning in the Fifty years ago his grandfather suffered the same fate on the same plot ol Many middleaged neighbors of the Primardos said recall death of the father by A few oldsters claimed they remembered the grand fathers avn DEFENSE Army Unveils New Radio Action Slenth 8 The army Saturday announced de velopment of a compact radiation detecting device for use by both military and civil defense organizations after an atomic bomb blast the national security resources as a pre cautionary move in view ol Rus sias possession of atomic explo asked state governors to start civil defense planning right In letters to the governors the N S R B promised that federal agencies will supply the states with information about the kinds of attack to expect If war comes and how to meet Plan Own Defense The governments view is that states and communities must set up their own civil defense pro grams with agencies here supply ing information and The new instrument announced by the will show where human beings may go after an atomic explosion and how long they can remain in affected The device called a radiac from RadioActiv ity and It will stand up under shock and vibration and can be repaired easily in the It is being in its greatest dimension and weighs 10 lonlcatton Chamber It employs what call an ionization stMl case a chamber con taining two posi tive and When the instrument is carried Into a hot area of atomic activ gamma rays pierce chambers wall and dislodge elec trons from gas nega tively charged electrons are at tracted to the positive The atoms losing the electrons be come positive ions and are at tracted to the negative This in a very weak flow of electric current which is ampli fled by electronic syiUm and read on a Deadv2Lost As Storms Hit Gem State Oct 8 JB An earlyseason storm which sur prised Idaho hunters cleared Up leaving one two missing and five autos stuck in the mountain Earlier hundreds of hunters were reported in the Minidoka forest of Easing of the storm am prompt rescue wijrk by road anc forest crews and the national guard had freed all but five autos officials Search Under Way A search was under way for Eddie of Gifford in northern He disappeared Wednesday after leaving two hunt ing companions at their camp in the Pilot Knob Snow was reported 14 inches deep Dick 22 of was re ported missing since Saturday morning when he went hunting in central Deputy Sheriff Cliff Johnson at Coeur dAleiie said a radio message received from a searching party told of the finding of the body oi Lois of Rose She had been missing from her hunting camp in Kooentai Below freezing temperatures were recorded in the area the past two Stop The storm discourage other hunters from trying to enter the Game officials said they were stopping motorists from en tering the Minidoka Hun dreds of sought deer at the lower No deaths and only one serious case of frostbite resulted from the trapping of thousands of hunters tha Minidoka forest Snow ceased falling during the but threatened to Peoplewho stayed with their camps or in theircars are aU said Forest The ones who got into trouble were those who tried to walk out of the National guard trucks moved into the area late Briggs said they picked up scores and scores of hunters tramping along isolated Row in Truck Ends Fatally SpMUl Sevier 8 hour following an altercation in a truck in front of a Salina beer Val Steele died at Saturday at Rex Sevier county deputy said Satur day night an inquest would con vene here Monday at 9 Witnesses told police a man from the tavern and wen to the truck where Steele was A fight depu and a companion of Steele drove the victim to th Steele residence Within the hour he his wife A doctor was called from but arrived too widow and four Death Claims Miller Of 72 8 Henry Miller died at his home here Saturday of a heart The 72yearold ormer Idaho Supreme court jus tice had been in poor health lor some who waa serving his first term In defeated for mer Republican Henry Dworshak in last years A native of Miller was educated at Brigham toting university and aw degree from Cumberland uni versity at in He served four terms as Idahos attorney general prior to lis appointment to the itatei ugh court Majority Cut Seen Millers death probably will re duce the Democrats present sen ate majority of 53 to 43 since Idahos Republican Robins is expected to name fellow party member as his suc Among those mentioned for the post are Dworshak and former GOP term will not expire until but the appointee will serve only until when the remainder of the term will be filled at the general elec The which was in recess will hold memorial services Capable William chairman of the Democratic national com said the unexpected death of Miller haa deprived the senate of an able legislator and the people of Idaho of a highly capable Miller married Carolyn Hopkins July at Besides his two children James Howley and Lee Francis serving with the Six brothers and sisters survive and Mary both of Anthony George and Ray both of Great and Stanley Salt Lake and John One grandchild AntiRed Staff At Canton Ready to Flee HONG 8 refugee Chinese government will begin abandoning Canton authoritative sources said Satur Nationalist defenses have crumbled and the Red armies have swept to within 70 miles of the Authoritative sources in Canton said the government would begin flying its remaining personnel to Chungking the day fol lowing the double tenth holiday celebrating founding of the repub lie by Sun Attack Ylngtak Communist armies were re ported attacking 70 air miles north of while other units moved southward in the same The government began throwing up a new defense line at the village of Yuantam 60 miles north of Canton The main government defenders Kwangsi troops of Pai Chunghsi were by passed hopelessly some 200 miles to the north and were reported re treating to the southwest to their native Other Communist troops raced after them In hopes of cutting off their retreat Undetermined num bers were feared cut off between Pais old headquarters of Heng yang which fell to the Communists Friday and 70 miles to the southwest 10Day Operation A high government source said unessential members of the gov ernment would begin flying to Chungking on Tuesday and that the evacuation would be completed within 10 The source said the cabinets evacuation committee had chartered 20 commercial air liners to take out the first 500 in 20 Foreign office spokesman Shin Shaoying said the foreign office had not yet notified the dip lomatic corps of the decision since top government members are ex pected to remain here as long as the foreign of fice was pocking Its Most foreign embassies and lega tions have beta reduced to skele tOB Bert Miller Was serv ing flrst term to Predicts Easy Jet Super bomber Junking Production Slows Up As SteeVCoal Stores Dip Oct 8 navy the air force to test its B36 atomic bomber against navy jet fighters in a sky duel it predicted would scrap the That challenge was made during a house armed services committee hearing that brought Defense Louis Johnson and his Pentagon aides under as much fire as the controversial Committee Chairman Carl Vinson ripped Johnsons handling of the defense department He said secretary Is out of sympathy with naval And Vinsoa added that he can understand why navy art worried over the future of their Effect on Navys Ability Vinson wrung from Navy Francis Matthews opinion that in new economy cuts ordered by Johnson very definitely would curtail the navys ability tc help defend the national After raking Johnson and the overall from stem to Vinaon called to the witness atand Capt Fred a jet fighter expert who commands the naval air test center at Patuxent Trapnell supported and elaborated on the claim advanced Friday by Arthur commanderinchief of pacific that the is match for the navys new Jet Day or Might Trapnell navy could blast sixengined B38 out of skies at any day By ASSOCIATED PRESS Both the vital steel and coal strikes were stalled on dead cen ter and the economy began sagging under the impact of growing The steel strike started its sec ond week with no sound of peace talk in the No contract talks are set and there was no hint of early government The coal strike went through third With only a slight hope that settlement might come At the behest of federal me John Lewis and the operators have agreed to resume their so far futile contract talks in West Virginia Auto Output Dips Both disputes have cut down distribution and pur Auto production for the cut by some temporary was 3500 units below units produced a week Freight were nearly a third below those of a year The reduction in local spending by strikers hurt retail sales in strike Steel and coal stock piles are Some concerns already are feeling the Edwin chairman of the presidents economic advisory said a month of continued strikes hi the two industries would seriously threaten the national Steel fflkes Price One steel company that made peace with the CIO United Steel workers Central Iron and Steel a a ton boost in steel plate The which employes 1100 agreed to finance entirely a pensionwel fare the na tions biggest haa said his corporation would have to boost its prices a ton to meet union More than a million workers are idle in the coalsteel disputes and smaller strikes affecting other in More than a million workers are idle in the coalsteel disputes and smaller affecting oth er And the next two weeks may tell whether the railroad work ers and aluminum workers will join the ranks of strike Alcoa Faces Strike The members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Bngmemen are fret to strike after 19 if they The Aluminum Company of Amer ica faces a by the CIO United union 19 if union demands for a wage boost and free ptoUHohwelfare program are not met A month ago a presidential factfinding board ruled against and hold ing there is no need for a second fireman on Diesel Under the railway labor no strike can be called for SO days after such a report AFL Adds Five To Blacklist 8 AFL Saturday added four Demo cratic senators to Its 1950 election The whicn earlier this week announced it would oppose eight Republican senators in their bids for expanded lists to include another Republican and four The Democrats who will be fought by the prob ably most of the rest of organized labor are Walter George of Geor Millard Tydings of Mary William Fulbright of Ar kansas and Clyde Hoey of North The Republicans added to the AFLs enemy list Clyde Reed of The AFL now is in politics in a big way after years of refusing to actively participate in election already announced it would work against Republican Robert Taft of Eu gene Miliikin of For rest Donnell of Homer Capehart of Milton Young of North Chan Gurney of South Bourke Hickenlooper of Iowa and Alex ander Wiley of or at any altitude or speed the giant bomber could Comparative carefully run and carefully must Trapnell Invited the members to go along en the BM as observers in the mock You would sec jet ahees diving and sooming aft around you and malting gunnery at speed advan tages of over 100 per told the Trapnell said two would give the heavHy armed 339 a fair light Three would in sure its he and one would do the job if it handled in the Japanese kamikaM Into the Beallly Np Proof Air force leaders have pooh poohed the idea of a duel between their B36 and the navy They contend that such a test would not prove anything unless ammunition were used instead of camera But Trapnell insisted a mock battle would prove Radfords claim that the B36 is a billiondollar He said the result would be the scrapping of the B38 procurement He said that in additon to the the navy has a Corsair night fighter in service and a two man night the Douglas Skynight which is coming into service which could knock down the Trapnell said the Banshee is the best American fighter in but that the British can match it right now and the have shown jet of very ad vanced Unification Dispute The navy men were getting in their licks in the unification dis pute which Capt John Crom melin exploded into headlines last month by charging that Pen tagon are destroying navys morale and offensive Vinson gave the navy plenty of help in presenting its case Satur He complained that John son ordered his spend ing cut even before congress fin ished appropriating the money and without regard to the national LEAD 3 WBVS TO 1 Yanks Throttle 6 to 4 Oct 8 New Tork advanced to within one game of world championship Saturday by defeat ing the Brooklyn Now three victories to the American need only to win Sanday to take the Ed Lopat was credited with Sat urdays Yankee but he needed the support of Allie Reyn who came to she box in the sixth after the had scored four runs on seven singles and ended inning by striking out Spider Hit Don the big Brook lyn Negro who pitched bril liantly in the first game of the won by Yankees did not what was jweded Satur and the belted him for three in the New York added three more off Joe Hatten in the and it later proved that both of these two big were needed when the started hitting Lopat with Saturdays was in marked contrast to previous three pitching hi all of which were Mttled by one run After the took the first the won the second by the same ana the captured third Should the win the series would move back to big Yankee itadium fcr the sixth game The if would be played there Stengel Names Basekl Saturday jammed into BMMU fiftW to feting UM at tendance for the series to and the receipts to a net of Although no official announce ment been it appeared that each player on the winning team would receive at least for his world sules sad would get about HIM The players do not snare in titt after the fourth v With Dodgers needing to win Sunday to keep manager Burt Shotton de clined to announce bis pitching It is expected to be Rex Manager Casey Stengel of the Yankees selected Vic who lost to slender Elwln Preacher In second Both Barney lUadu right
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