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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS f 30 iniermouuiain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Clear to partly continued Details on Page 11 59 LAKE MONDAY DECEMBER 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Ward Boards Says Reds Brutal Can ut Consul Flays Phony Hellish Treatment ABOARD LAKELAND VIC Off 12 Angus Ward boarded this evacuation shin Sunday and declared he had suffered hellish treatment from the Chinese Communists The newly freed consul general told reporters he had been kept 24 days in solitary he was in an often some times jail in Flatly Denies Confessing his wife and staff had been detained in his by the Reds since they captured that north China metropolis late last After 10 months of unexplained detention even the state de partment couldnt free or learn details of their the consul general and four aids were charged by the Communists with beating a Chinese The Reds said the five They were convicted by a Red court and ordered Ward flatly denied Sunday that he confessed to that as the Red radio Ward boarded the Lakeland Vic tory He said the Reds refused release the other 19 members I ot his party until he would sign a statement saying the party embarked safely and without Negotiations Continue The others were held aboard the tug which brought them from Tientsin to Taku Ward declined to sign the state ment until his party aboard the Negotiations to free the 19 were continuing with the Chinese Com munist officials who boarded the Lakeland with These are the members of Wards Ward of Janina a stateless alien Vice Consul William 93 Delafield Staten Elden Walter Nor Mary Vice Consul Fred Edge Jack Pine Hugh 106 Bond Fall Ralph 51 Oakman and Shiro See Tage Column 3 Tons of Debris Smashed Into This Vehicle This disaster was rrcated Sunday at when a rockslide swept across highway 50 near Thistle and crushed ft 1950 model fcitling one Dwdrfed by he huge boulders are and Given Ilah highway Koreans Turn ECA Paii Over to 11 Two American officials of the Economic Cooperation administra tion were released unharmed Sun1 day after 81 days as prisoners of the North Korean The Sovietbacked North Korean indicated strongly to the very last that it hoped to trade the two hostages for some form of American diplomatic recogni but Albert of Brook and Alfred Mesch of fin ally were turned over to Harold first secretary of the embassy to South Insist on Recript Noble said the North Koreans Insisted that he sisrn a receipt for Kim Jong home minister of the northern Noble de manded the receipt be changed to Snyder Chats With Chief At Key West KEY 11 of the Treasury John Snyder flew in here Sunday to confer with Harry S Truman on budget ary and revenue problems and worship with the chief executive at the naval submarine There disappointment at the temporary White House that a heavy supreme court schedule made it impossible for Chief Justice Fred Vinson to join Truman on his vacation The president always likes to talk over his state of the union message with Vinson as he does other matters of high level Finishing Touches White House aids pointed out that the finishing touches will not be made on Trumans message until after his return to Wash ington Snydor told reporters he is re maining here until Monday when he and Frank Pace director of the budget will fly back to Wash Pace is leaving Monday morn Snyder in the Snyders visit came at a time when Truman and a which included a group of young brain trusters were hard at work on the together with the question of raising taxes enough to offset an anticipated deficit the next fiscal Only Way Out Truman has said that the deficit can be wiped out only by raising And his principal advisors are advocating increased levies on corporation Snycler wouldnt talk with re other than to exchange as he emerged from the navy chapel with the white suited oresident and the gangling budge They heard a sermon by Kenniu of a Primitive and joined in the singing of Truman Studies Lengthy List For AEC Head 11 President Harry S Truman was reported Sunday to have com piled a long list of industrialists and scientists from which he is to choose a new chairman of the Atomic Energy Truman is known to have asked several influential mem bers of the administration to sub mit suggestions tn him on successor for David Lihen Among those said to have been suggested to the these were only a fraction of the Chester Rockefeller Founaation director who served on the Stale depart ments advisory board on atomic energy control in 1946 Thomas chairman of the board of Sperry Gyroscope General Electrics Charlfs Wilson Lewis ambas sador to Great and Averell Marshall plan ambassador to Aussie Premier Pledges Unity 11 countrys next prime Conservative Robert Sunday pledged himself to work for closer relations with the United States and for economic unity within the British common With returns virtually the 57yearold who was prime minister once from to told newsmen those were the priority items on his for eign policy Late Sunday night Labor Prime Minister Joseph Chiefley finally conceded I accept the peoples Chiefley It is the peoples and they dont have to explain I have no further comment to onetime locomotive en succeeded the late John Curtin in office in and led his party to a second term in Defense Rolls Cut Navy Stalls Reduction 11 The defense department has dropped about civilian workers since the start of its economy program last officials said The job of carrying out the order of Defense Louis Johnson for a cut for the three armed forces thus was said to be on or ahead of This is the biggest item on a list of 25 possible costcutting projects outlined by the depart The army completed its worker reduction 1 and the air force about officials The armys part was a layoff of 000 the air Navy Wins Extension Because the navy had the big gest proportion of cuts assigned to workers to be dismissed because the project of clos ing down such plants as shipyards involved more the time for completion of the navy layoff schedule was extended to the end of the current fiscal next June The layoffs are part oC what the defense department calls a program of economies which should reduce expenditures for na tional defense by approximately the first year and when in full effect at a rate of a p p r o x i m ately Those figures were used in an of ficial department announcement last summer on the planned lay Sees Billion Saving in testifying before a congressional committee consid ering appropriation reuqests for the present fiscal Johnson had commented he thought could be saved by elim inating wastage and duplication and by cutting down unnecessary civilian There has been considerable confusion since over attempts to relate the two One ex planation given by his aides is that fused after a telephone rail to the northern capital of Noble then sigiud the original receipt but warned the North Korean gilards that it had abso lutely no political The transfer occurred at Yoh on the Sth parallel which divides North Korea from the Americansponsored southern re On the rail trip to Willis and Mesrhter told of their Ions While they wolfed down steak they tnld nf losing weight on shore Start Fattening tp Thev said they suspected some thing was up a week ago when their captors suddenly started fat tening them They said they never were physically Members of the ECA marine Willis and sailed as crew advisers on the south Koreanoperated American freighter Kimball Smith from Ptisan on The ship 1800 tons uf salt destined for the port ot RIGGING THE MARKET Senate Probers Hint at Coffee Cartel 11 UP senate agriculture subcommit tee investigating skyhigh coffee prices wii try to find out Monday whether the Pan American Coffee NewYork is a cartel operating to create artificially higher prices in i Scheduled to testify is head nf the bureaus New York who may provide the fiwworlts in the committees in Another witness will be manager of the Na tional Coffee Subcommittee Counsel Paul Had lich said Sunday that Lindsay will be asked about reports of coffee clumping and other expedients to keep prices Lindsays bureau represents coffee producers in some six Latin American conn1 The subcommittee has summoned Herbert assistant at torney general in charge of the Justice departments antitnist di to testify He will be asked what action can be taken against anyone the industry found to be using illegal trade Costa Rica announced its exporters will not in crease wholesale prices to Ameri can importers despite higher re tail in this The Costa Rican embassy said the ex porters will honor existing con There have been rumors in trade circles that coffeeproducing coun tries will refuse to meet their con tract obligations unless importers agree to raise prices laid down in the The Agriculture department said that another coffee producing expects its 191950 output to exceed considerably higher than pre vious estimates and about the same as for the 194849 crop Subcommittee Chairman Guy Gillette has saitl through out the congressional hearings that he believes the high prices can be traced to trade interests and spec He docs not believe there is a great shortage or that the prices are due to economic condi tions of supply and Counsel Hadlich gave an indica tion of the committees attitude to ward the Pan American bureau during questioning last week of Edward deputy director of the State departments middle American affairs He asked Cale what the depart ment would do if it wore deter mined that the bureau is in fact a cartel operating to create ar jtificially higher Cale said he could not answer because there was no he was referring to an annual rate of not to an actual saving of one billion for the pres ent Whatever the reduction objec tive for the present fiscal year ending next June the adminis tration has let it be known since that the military spending budget for the next fiscal year will be held to a ceiling of about The budget for the armed forces this year carried a top This does not include a item for building up the stockpile of stra tegic Budget Director Frank Pace was at Key over the week end to talk with Harry S Truman on defense and othei phases of the national budget now being readied for submission to the next Council Speeds Rule Of Jerusalem LAKE 31 The United Nations trusteeship council has been called for a spe cial session next Tuesday in a move to speed supreme interna tional rule for Roger a French am bassador to the United Nations who is December chairman of the 12member ordered the meeting as growing resentment was reported from both the Jewish and Arab populations of the Holy Vote Rule administration of the city was voted overwhelmingly by the general assembly last with a number of Latin American the Soviet and France forming the core of support for the The United States and which supported were badly The trusteeship council is filled with nations that voted in the as sembly against the Israeli Among the six trustadminis tering countries in the Australia was the sponsor of the measure calling for complete in Belgium and France also voted for Now Zealand Abstains The New Zealand delegation ab stained on instructions from its in the throes of a political turnover at but announced that it still supported The United States and Britain voted against The Soviet Union urgently de manded rule under the trusteeship because it is a Of tiic OOUiiCii unilcf uig five So is Nationalist Both voted for one of the Arab states ncaten on the battlefield by the is another council Mexico and the both with huge Roman Catholic popula voted for Rockslide Kills Hurts Trio at Thistle TOLL HITS 38 Storms Fatal To Nine In Midwest By ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes killed nine persons in Missouri and Arkansas jumping to 38 the number of lives lost through violent week end An extensive icy high fog and snow plagued various parts of the na tion and took their toll in property damage and blocked traf Six persons were killed and moment about 15 injured in a late after noon tornado around Poplar Avalanche Smashes Snarls Route 50 Flow By ROBKRT OTTUM Tribune Staff Writer Utah thundering carrying with it boulders the size of swept across highway 50 here Sunday at 1 and demolished a passing killing one of the four The three who escaped death were pinned inside the twisted wreckage until aid The a 1950 model crushed to loss than half its normal Henry Alfred Grand was killed He was a passenger in the back His suffered a broken left and Driver of the Alfred and his suffered lacerations and Four were members of one caught in the burning wreckage of their demolished No Strious Damage No serious damage was reported in Poplar but telephone lines were blown down and some streets flooded by heavy rain which fol lowed the In northern three or more communities were hit by tornadoes which killed three per sons and injured at least 10 The storm caused property dam age of at least The twisters began at about 70 miles northwest of Bald They destroyed four homes there and damaged several Small Tornado An hour or so a small tor nado hit the communities of Cross Roads and about 10 miles north of Bald Two persons were killed at Cross Roads and another at Seventeen buildings in Provi dence were destroyed or and state police estimated damage there at between and Two houses at Cross Roads were In addition to the tornado 29 lives were lost over the week end in accidents brought on by weather Seventeen persons died Satur day in highway crashes caused by bad Crashes in Fog A flyer crashed in Texas a Montana man froze to three persons were killed on icy Minne sota roads and one on a wet In diana Fog in Michigan and a rainstorm in Kansas City caused five traffic and a child was struck by lightning in Winds described as of tornadic proportions swept through the Mississippi river town of Sunday injuring three per sons and causing heavy damage to The seasons first extensive bliz zard blew out of the Rockies and across Nebraska and Iowa into the northern Minnesota border Gas Blast Kills 4 3 Lost 11 charred bodies were taken Sunday night from the ruins of an explosionwrecked an tique and three ether per sons are Four more were injured when the the result of collected gas razed the little store run by a widow and her crippled son in this fashionable suburb north of None of the bodies could be LADY LUCK Block Highway The rockslide roared down from the mountains just at the the car went beneath The grinding rocks pushed across the road for some 30 hurling the car against a steel cable guard Impact of the slide uprooted cable posts for a half mile in either According to Owen Utah patrolman who investigated the the avalanche carried several thousand tons of bnuldprs with complete ly blocking the road to Engulfs Car The he was dis covered within minutes after It happened by a railroad crew work ing on nearby The men telephoned for aid to Spanish The car was in about the mid dle of the estimated to be some 55 most of them much larger than the piled some 15 into the air around the After emergency treatment at Hughes Spanish Nestler described the He said they were returning home after attending the annual convention of Painting and Dec orating Contractors of which concluded Saturday at Og Stirred by Cold The slide came on so we had no time to he Trooper Meardall said one of the weighing about 10 bounced from the top of the car and landed several feet away in a The avalanche apparently was caused by the severe he who spent Sunday night in Spanish Fork with the other said he purchased the car in Grand Junction just be fore coming to the Utah conven It had 600 miles an the speedometer at the time of the Reroute Traffic traffic along the highway was blocked and officers estimated the slide may not be cleared for several Traffic in the area was routed through Nephi and surrounding Transportation offi cials in Salt Lake City said bus schedules probably would run an hour behind time because of the Residents of who work in neighboring mines and often travel the highway twice each are faced with roundabout trips to doubly diffi cult by sweeping snowstorms in the More British Catholics 11 The number of Catholics in Eng land and Wales increased by 349 in the last to a total of according to esti mates in the 1U50 English Catholic While conversions and childrens baptisms totaled the increase could be partly attributed to an influx of Catholic foreign the directorys assistant Harold Granite Slab Kills Hurts 2 Picnickers Near Victorville 11 UP A 70ton granite slab fell on a party of 17 picnickers I lunching near Dead Mans Point crushed four to in jured two others and narrowly misled The heat from a blazing camp fire which the group kept burning all day under the overhanging rock apparently caused it to split The rook was 15 by 12 across and 3 Killed were Robert Harold Jessie and Frances Mor Morris children Clifford and Mildred of Upland were trapped under the rock and in They were taken to Bernardincs hospital in San Ber nardino where their condition was reported not It was a miracle that more of us werent caught under said Milburn Hirsehman who rolled to safety as he saw the rock The kids were down the hill playing and the others were stand ing out in the so there only rock when It didnt make a 1 just happened to glance and there it coming right at I didnt even have time to call a I just rolled away in Htrschman drove here from Dead Mans scene of the to call for Twenty men led by Garrison and Sheriffs Zeke A truck three hydraulic jacks auu riiiliOau tics uScu to pry up the rock so rescuers could crawl under and pull out the dead and The rescuers themselves were in constant The dead were so badly mangled that they had to be identified by personal Chiang Twice Escapes Net 11 UPl Chinese dis closed Sunday that Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek only accidentally escaped being trapped as a gilt to the Communists by the turn coats Wlo took over Yunnan vince Former Premier Chang Chun was Ln the along with four Nationalist army Chiang now is on this island With Yunnan apparently despite some confusion about the attitude of four Nationalist armies the Nationalists also are fearful that the big western pro vince ot Sikang also will go Chang Chun went to Yunnan province on Fri day to try to hold its Iu Han in the Nationalist Chiang Kaisheks staff said Chiang also was planning a trip to Kunming from thethen provisional capital of He had no inkling of but unexpected conferences kept him in Rumors were rile in Chengtu that leaders there were planning a deal with the Fearing he might be caught in his staff insisted he waste no time in returning to For Considers Formosa Aid To Stop Reds By JOHN HIGHTOWER 11 The United States Sunday was reported prepared to give Chiang Kaishek economic and diplomatic support in his efforts to make For mosa a fortress against Chinese There is no immediate prospect of any new military aid to But there is reason to believe that the here may be some what divided on this and other issues in developing a stop com munism policy for the whole Asiatic Opens New Era In Harry S Trumans military advisers reportedly feel that the state department is mov ing much too cautiously toward determining a new line of Amer ican policy in of State Dean Acheson and his aids evident ly feel that opportunities for bold action by this government have not yet Acheson advisers privately concede that a new era I in Asiatic affairs opened this week end with the flight of the remnants of Chinas Nationalist govern ment from the mainland to the island of Lists Bargain There nave been reports that Chiang might ask the United States to set up some sort of protectorate over the These reports are without official con Even if so it is high ly uncertain nheths rcspcasifela authorities here would view it fa vorably unless 1 the military cost could be kept 2 Chiang would undertake drastic reforms in Formosa and 3 the United States could effectively Iwad oft Communist propaganda charge that it was taking over   

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