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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS 30 Jctermountain Network Station Monday Throufh KridaT ukr WEATHER high cloudiness Thuraday and Details on Page 85 SALT LAKE THURSDAY DECEMBER 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Closed 4 Cuts Idahoans Say Shippers Advise ICC Present Setup Curtails Operations A barrage of complaints that he closed rail gate at Ogden impedes their operations and shrinks their potential markets was laid down by Utah Colorado shippers at third fby sessions of the interstate com merce commission hearing on the issue Wednesday in Hotel The hearing is on a complaint of the Denver and Rio Grande Western which seeks to compel 1 he Union Pacific to establish com pel in ve through rates with the Rio Grande on traffic originating or Terminatingnorth and west of Og don in territory served exclusively by the Union Seven Witnesses Heard Seven Idaho witnesses testified during the While they com plained about different situations encountered in their own busi their testimony was di rected largely to the support of the same In substance they pressed the claims that The closed Ogden gateway Is a limiting factor in the market open to Idaho produce on a com petitive freight Lack of railroad competition in the area is harmful to the quality of service offered in the Opening of the gateway would improve service and stimulate de velopment of the Objects to Speeches Occasional objections were raised by Elmer chief counsel for the Union to what he termed speeches on grounds of But virtually all testi mony was admitted to the In his Collins sought to emphasize the point that openingof the gateway not give the territory new tranportation But the witnesses expressed the belief that if they had a choice of routes at competitive through rates service would be Shippers of produce other than fruit claimed that they were be ing harmed by this situation A carload of for ex may be started eastward from an Idaho point Halts Diversion If it goes hy Union Pacific to Omaha or Kansas City it can be diverted to any point where it can be sold under a through The car can be moved to Denver by Union Pacific and thence to Pueblo or some other point in the southwest under the through But because it was not carried to Missouri exchange points by the Union they it could not be diverted then to a market east of Kansas City or New Orleans in the south without Q being made subject to a higher j combination of local This the limited their ma area because of the danger nijiga shipment into a pocket market where they must sell at Tragic Explosion Rips Plant Asunder 16 91 Hurt as Blast Rips Iowa Meat Plant FLOOR BURST Dazed Swift Workers Air Tale of Explosion Fury By JOHN HEXNESSEY As Told to United Press Editors is a description of the Sioux City explosion by John a cost clerk in the general office of the Swift and She one of the I had just finished lunch and was in the womens dressing room on the third The floor just seemed to come up and Trucks stand by at the office of Swift and which became a pile of smouldering de when an explosion ripped through the Natural gas was held to be the prob able according to Sioux City fire Rescue workers recover body after the Flames Killed 10 in 2 Dutch Sea Blast Survivors Say Fla 14 This accounted for 34 of the 24 i sobbed Chief Engineer Roelm loson ripped out men known to be aboard the from I UneZerol a Dutch the all my the windows were Gas j came flowing the There was a strong odor of gasj and my eyes and throat were I can see now only j There were about 15 of us in the I think all were burned by the dont know what kind it But no ones clothing caught and I didnt see any We crawled out the window onto a I dont know whether it was a fire department ladder or I wouldnt say there much screaming or Everyone was very systematic in helping us They were very I was brought to Josephs Im very Len a Sioux City real estate told International News Service that he was within a few blocks of the Swift plant when the explosion Bricks hurtled through the air with bodies of the first and sec ond floor men and women office LaMarr I saw one mans broken body stuck on the ceiling of an unde molished As I watched the floors began to give Kenneth reporter for the Sioux City told the Associated Press that throngs of Swift and em dazed and milled around the plant hours after it was wrecked by the Some voiced anxiety over the fate of relatives and Oth ers seemed stunned by the said Finland Pays Sum For War I Debt 14 fl only country which has never defaulted on its World War I debt to the made another payment of Under legislation passed last the money is to be spent by the State department on tech nical equipment for Finnish col on providing education for Finns coming here and on providing opportunities for citizens to carry out academic and scientific enterprises in The total paid exceeds the original debt of approximately But most of the pay ments have gone to cover inter est Finland still owes the Treasury department Crews Brave Fumes to Sift Ruins for Other Victims SIOUX 14 two killed Wednesday in bomblike explosion at the Swift and packing At least 91 persons were in As darkness hours after the rescue braved gas fumes to continue digging into the debris for possible additional Price Revision Due Friday By Steel 14 UPl Steel prices will be revised Friday by None seemed to know what had United States Steel They agreed only that there was a terrific explosion that came without Many re membered little of how they fled from the Few knew what happened to those who worked near Francis was at work in motorship Monday morning and shippers sent flames roaring through thejThomas Lucian Pastera j thank arketing vcssci so swiftly that 10 men died and Franklin No details Am r of two survivors said i were immediately available as to accou pocket their condition ran to who escaped the holo freight rate to get the shipment Idaho Witness List The It was so so Charles Antonia I we should fall on our knees and God were he who gave the clearest account of the said he ran to the ships engine room after It happened in two the blast and found the whole the sausage department on the fifth I dont know what I he Everything seemed to a sacrifice price or pay a hifher icaust that swept the cargo ves said seaman Edward Amzand of engine on at 1Q ajru seven seamen and their weeping chief engineer were flown here peared for the chamber Harris Rexburg and Anthony implement oil company crewmen told of wild con Implement and Hardware Dealers and of men hurling themselves sales manager into the sea to drown It was Ammonia Gas Leak Perils Oakland Area On deck I saw four people in the wateri he The cook ran on burning from head to foot and jumped into a life None Knew Cause None of the survivors knew the cause of the explosion or what type of explosive material was in the Helmers said he would talk fur ther only to the presum 14 the court of inquiry which A suffocating fog of ammonia gaswiij investigate the for theIdaho Vails Bonded Proj The Williamsburgen route escaping from a tank car spread j Edward Balai of Guiana was and Supply Co L Stej to Philadelphia radioed the coast j over fl 20squareblock area be Blackfoot produce ship guard at EST Wednesday fore dawn forcing ter G Stanirer executive vice that it had picked up a 1000 persons from their Resident and manager of the Ida containing five There was but ho Falls Bonded Produce and Sup ply and an official of other A cook named Phillips fjve were hospitalized and scores mv had died aboard the hfeboat and overcome and made ill by the produce companies Bert been buried at the message vapor n heavy concentra See Paffe Column 6 Urey Says Democratic Not Key to Peace 14 Western democracies were urged by atomic scientist Harold Urey Wednesday night to take the first steps toward a world government as the only alternative to future He recommended that a limited union he formed hy At lantic pact nations now linked in defensive alliance to bulwark free nations against what he called the world conquest ambitions of Communist Urey addressed a meeting spon bv the chapter of the Atlantic Union He is t director of the The committee is supporting a resolution now before asking Harry S Truman to call 3 convention of seven spon soring nations of the Atlantic pict In explore the possibilities of a federal The seven United Luxembourg snd Canada critically injured in the In adidtion to Benjamin Dickenson and Enrique the survivors were Mario Puerto blow Benjamin president of the nations biggest steel pro disclosed the forthcoming revisions at a news conference Wednesday and he added Were going to increase prices and were going to decrease Pairless would not say whether most products would be raised in he said the increases would have to be made Clarence assistant fire directing rescue said hours later he feared at least four more bodies would be found in the tangled The blast was attributed by city fire officials to natural gas but it was not known what touched it off or precisely AJI area a block and a half in each direction from the scene was roped Gas masks were used by the rescue Kills Plant Nurse One of those killed was Ruth South Sioux the plant The other dead woman was identified only as Ermene The Red Cross sent disaster workers and supplies here from Kansas City and The Iowa national guard made all of its facilities By all but one of the bodies were At that time 75 injured persons remained Terrible Sight Patrolman Tony a war veteran and one of the first po licemen to reach the said it was a terrible We found debris four feet high in front of the he Several persons were running around with blood streaming down their Have you ever seen a bomb ex plosion he Patrolman Melvin on the scene said they went down to the basement and found themselves in water four feet In the he they found two General Manager Hurt Those injured included John general manager of the who suffered bruises and shock chief construction engineer and Waldo plant superintend Watts was in Krebs office at the time of the Also hurt was Cornelius Cal father of Connie Morningside college allAmerica football Rescue workers said they found blood spattered about the second to r6Cent freight bOOSt and to To Darlene Chilton it like the roof fell She Another big steel In said it has no plans the h adtrm change But on the fifth She made her way down a can The gas spread from a split pipe leading from a tank car filled with liquid The liquid I vaporized on hitting the The car was being unloaded at the j Farm Service fertilizer plant in West I James a company be authorized to invite was overcome almost other democracies to j He was taken to who helped develop the a hospital for treatment of atomic said neither it nor it was nearly an hour before the other modern military weapons can j flow of liquid ammonia was shut be counted to give peace and se off by the plant Frank who also snf he there is fered burns and required hospital no satisfactory solution to modj ern military problems except universal But he contended that objective 1 As the clouds of gas swirled cannot be realized until demo out of the industrial zone into the crntic institutions are established I adjoining residential eight in those countries where tyranny I police cars moved slowly through the affected district warning resi Rostov Draws 10 Others Jailed 14 UP former deputy was sentenced to death Wednesday less than 21 hours after he defiantly declared he was inno cent of treason and All 11 defendants in the trial jwere found But Rico Grand the only one to plead not Turk island Leo j was only one sentenced to Picture on page a Two policemen and one firemen were treated for fume Undermining the dictatorship j to get out warning Many were re which controls eastern Europe and I moved to two churches opened to much of Asia is necessary before shelter the expert to work with the It was midmorning before resi impnrtant people now enslaved he If H western political union is dents were able to return to their By midday it still was almost impossible to get close to formed in the i the tank Urey it will strengthen the I Cameramen and newspapermen forces of freedom and spread im said that they neared the car Hiense dissatisfaction in Soviet1 it was like walking into a brick dominated British Sovereign Becomes In Good Health M ains King George VI became 54 years old appar ently recovered from the leg ail ment which had him bedridden at his last A year ago the empire feared he might have to undergo an amputaton as the result of cloggod or remain a semiinvalid the rest of his The way he bounced back has surprised both his family and medical Less than a month ago he went gunning at his brotherinlaws After eight hours in the fields he danced into tin eHriy hours of the next morning at a palace ball for his He celebrated the birthday Almost the only public notice of the occasion were booming 41gun salutes from the old tower of London and artil lery at Hyde Five of his codefendants were sentenced to life three to 15 one to 12 years and one to eight Ivan former fi nance and Nikola former deputy construction min once a member of the Bul garian Communist both received With Stefanov and Pav lov were named by the prosecution as ringleaders in the alleged plot to assassinate the late Premier Gecrfji Dimitrov and to hand over Bulgaria to Yugoslavia and the But unlike Stefanov and Pavlov confessed to all sought to implicate Kostov in their crimes and then pleaded for mercy from the defendants were accused of actively conniving with Marshal Titos spies in the plot to trans form Bulgaria into a Yugoslav America and it was supported The name of minister to Donald Read was mentioned in the trial and Ros tovs in his final said there should have been two more defendants for the Yugoslavs and one for the AngloAmerican president in well study prices when they are issued and make our own Block said Inland Steel believed some change would have to be made in prices to make up for increased Discussing the pension Fairless said the liability incurred by the company under its terms was He advised news nff nn thp i because of higher He pointed fj00r Several womens choked us on shoes found about Blast Rocks Buildings Harold of the livestock exchange building located six blocks said that building rocked by the j Priests were summoned to give last rites for the dead and Dean of the Cathe dral of the said he an nointed A bulldozer was used to clear the street in front of the A beer truck carried six injured persons to a hospital before am bulances The blast in the sixstory men to just let it go at j located in the heart of Sioux Pension costs are a greater j Citys big stockyard was wage I heard as far as two miles liability Fairless than Wage increases Twisted Girders The southeast corner of the vary with the rate of operations of j a steel but pension costs j stay constant even when operaj structure was a scene of twisted tions he girders and chunks of loose con Fairiess said that at present Glass was shattered in many steel business was very of the windows and debris could He said the company exj be seen portruding from pected capacity or near capacity j An iron fence was left twisted by operations for the first six months the of After he thought i The wall on the south end had operations might sag to 85 of i holes punched through and al See Page Column S Truman Fixes Budget Roof At Billion KEY 14 Harry S Truman has fixed the ceiling on the fiscal 1951 budget between nnn and a White House source disctoaed Wednesday as the main outlines of the fair deal for 1950 began to The chief executive is repre sented here as being determined to press tirelessly for all parts of program on which congress failed to Extreme Rent Controls His state of the union message early next month will demand not only extension of the rent control but a housing program for the middle income The rent recently upheld by the supreme is scheduled to ex pire next June Truman is said to feel that substantial progress has been made on low cost housing but that families in the middle income groups are still Inadequately provided Trumans overriding head ache is the He said in news conference several weeks ago that he will ask for new taxes to overcome the Now his aids deny The question be fore the they is whether it is necessary to bal ance the budget every Deficit Spending Thus Truman may reluc tantly continue his acceptance of the principle of deficit financing for fiscal Truman is reported to feel that some excise taxes should be but he wants alternatives for the revenues that would be lost These alternatives are now being studied by the treasury depart the council of economic ad visers and the budget British Claim Best ABomb 15 British newspapers announced Thursday morning that Britain has had at least one atom bomb for two years and that plutonium is being produced for more bombs in two atomic according to this re which is attributed to a high evidently succeeded in mak ing an atom bomb before Rus which announced this fall that it had broken the United States monopoly in this No information was available on how many bombs England but the press stated that scientists be lieve the British bomb to be the worlds most Only last Monday the Labor gov ernment refused to disclose in the House of Commons whether this country was able to make atom Minister of Supply George Strauss said it would not be in the public interest for him to answer a question about bomb making put by John a HITEODOMISTOCKLEY TOO Census Bureau Gets Letter From Zyzz 14 The Census bureau reported Wednesday it has heard from par ties named Puh and Hiteodo mistockley Sopstain and is pre pared for anything when it starts counting Americans noses next It also has heard from Mister Junior Senior wrote in to tell the My Junior Senior has the same name as but is not i As it sets ready for the I decennial census next the i bureau is receiving about 3600 let ters each asking about rec ords now in the bureaus files or volunteering information so the government will get everything just right next Jennie Sloppy wrote and so did Pcricola Easle Legal Tender Arizona Butcher and OSuch William William Williams told the bureau hed prefer to go on their records as Johnny because I have used it for years Changes in family status are frequent subjects of correspond A man named Orange Grove notified the government he has now two Grove and Dill asked that the records be brought up to Mis Hoggie Hair re ported her marriage to Bim Mamie Mouse complained that the Census bureau had changed her daughter into a son and wanted to know if that is going to make any iduma Best complains that shes really nine years older than the 1910 records show her to Along with routine letters from Safronia Peter Peter and citizens named and Milwaukee Wisconsin the bureau receives some really un usuai communications written on plaster board and paper One woman stripped off a big section of wallpaper from her home and mailed It to the bureau by parcel she explained that her father had written the date of her birth in one and needed the date verified could get olu age The census officials still puzzling over this one There is also a mistake about me being born according to our statement of I was born and that is all I know about as my mother was away and I cant give you any more informa   

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