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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Mtrmontate Network Station EALL Moaday Thronfh frMiy WEATHER Cloudy light on 43 63 SALT LAKE FRIDAY DECEMBER 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Wreckage of Death Car After Collision With Freight of WSK whlrh was by a and injuring a examined by BiD train at early claiming j Blackfoot garage and Verl lives of three Firth high basketball players j after removal from accident Gate Opening Called Vital For Markets Shippers Testify Present Status Limits Business i EXPERTS AT WORK Steel Raises Prices OMahoney Asks Probe By MALMQlIST Central theme of the mass of testimony introduced into the Og den rail gateway case by the com plainant Denver and Rio Grande Western railroad during three ses sions Thursday was that opening of the gateway would improve the competitive position of producers and distributors located in Rio Trumans Aids Study Excise Tax Repeal KEY 15 Marry S fa a cress conference as casual as a meeting around a village store cracker disclosed Thursday the administration is con sidering repeal of wartime excise He said treasury experts and staffers of the taxwriting house ways and means are working together bar Train Kills Injures 1 In Firth Car Wire Firth high school basketball play ers were killed and a fourth was injured Thursday at 2 when their 1935 sedan was struck by a southbound Union Pacific extra freight train on a grade crossing In Bingham county sheriffs officers Killed were Ray a son and Vaughan Hyde Carl a senior and son of and George and Charles Han a son of and Ammon Hansen and a cousin of Carl Hurt Youth Recovering Henry Brown suffered shock and body He is recovering at a Blackfoot Sherwin driver of the and Clinton who is no relation to the two other Han sen escaped Clin ton Hanson was sitting on the left side of the rear seat of the It was that part of the car that was struck by the cowcatcher of the Hyde was instantly officers He and Carl who died an hour after the acci dent in a Blackfoot were thrown from the Charles Hansen died Thursday at 10 in a Blackfoot hospital The group was returning from a basketball game at Two other Delroy Gardner and Max had been let out of the car at their homes just prior to the Suffer From Shock Hyde suffered crushed and Carl Hansen internal abajminal and brain Charles Hansen incurred multiple fractures of the Suffering mostly from Brown was reported Thurs day evening by attendants to be justice of the said no inquest would be held into the accident unless fam ilies of the victims request Schools in the Firth district closed Thursday because of the All had been prominent in Carl Hansen had had three years of basketball and two of Charles Hansen had had three years of football and Hyde was born at Carl Hansen was born July in the upper Preston Besides his two brothers and a sister Gary and Nancy Born in Preston Charles Hansen was born in upper Be sides his four brothers and sisters Verna and Ruby The Nalder mortuary at Shel ley will announce funeral arrange Officers said the car was shunted only 30 or 40 feet by the The train was made up of 84 carrying mostly potatoes and other perishable Crew mem were engi neer conductor and head An other on the rear of the did not see the The only the rear end of which was damaged by the im was owned by James Jim father of the HIKED 11 MILES 15 Lost Four Found Alive in Cabin 15 UP and hungry but still able to pretty 15yearold Ruth Aberle was found near an old log cabin in a mountain wil derness Thursday as the climax to the greatest mass hunt for a lost person in the records of the Pacific Drawing on her girl scout train Ruth had trudged 11 miles through rugged timberland last Truman Urged To Use Indict Lewis 15 The Southern Coal Products Thursday asked Harry S Truman to invoke the Taf tHartley law in the soft coal contract dis pute and to consider prosecuting John Lewis for violation of the antitrust Association Joseph Moody wrote Truman that the policies of the United Mine Work ers president in the long drawn out wage deadlock have reduced coal stockpiles to the point where the situation now confronting the industry and the country is Called Two Strikes He referred to the fact that Lewis has called two strikes since the old wage agreement expired last June and several times has put the miners on a short work At present a majority of soft and hard coal miners are working only three days a Moody said the southern opera j tors have tried to negotiate in good faith with but see no use in further he only direct government action can solve the Defies Public Opinion Lewis consistently has been contemptuous of public opinion and public welfare when these con flict with his Moody Unless the government the union will continue its present regardless of I the Experience has convinced us that John Lewis is determined to use his monopoly control over labor as a substitute for genuine i collective Sunday found the and stayed there four days and four j nights until Charles a rancher and sawmill dis I covered her at noon Taken to Hospital She was brought to Longview in an ambulance and put to bed in the Cowlitz county general hospi attendants said her condition was fairly good and that she was resting She was under treatment for The shock isnt but bad enougTi for a young a hospital attendant I wondered if anyone would ever find Ruth I feel but I wasnt very In I was a little bit Ive been living on and Im Lost Last Sunday At the peak of the search Thurs almost 1000 volunteers from Kelso and other south central Washington communities had fanned out over a tensquare mile area of Cascade i a 15yearold high school I became separated I from three including jher while she was searching for Christmas trees near Ostrarider creek last i This is the answer to all our William the said at the hospital j where she waited whie Ruth Everybody has been so grand to People couldnt have done I always felt she would be Ruth told me she wasnt She laid down on an old i door in the cabin for And said she heard loggers near but they didnt answer her when she called to Counsel for the defendant Union Pacific sought to counter the tes timony by indicating through j crossexamination of the witnesses that they want the gateway opened j for the same reason the Union Pacific wants to keep it to strengthen their own financial See Business Expansion Most of the witnesses readily when questioned by Elmer chief Pacific counsel that they were interested in the case primarily because they j believe a victory by the Rio Grande would enable them to expand their businesses or strengthen their competitive But some of them expressed the opinion that opening of the gateway would in crease rather than diminish the traffic of the Union One who took that position was shipper of fresh fruits and Visions Gains Asked by Collins if he thought the Union Pacific should give up the long haul on traffic originating in its territory to pro tect shippers from losses in pocket Batt replied that he did not think establishment of through rates by the railroad in conjunction with the Rio Grande would reduce Union Pacific ton To another question as to wheth er he believed that competition could be destructive as well as he answered I have made that statement in defense of the Union Air Price Supports The government support price on potatoes crept into the ex change but was ruled out quickly as having no bearing on the case by Interstate Commerce commis sion Frank Batt had voiced an objection to natural or artificial obstacles to the free flow of Collins asked if he did think the government support price on potatoes was such an Robert chief j Returning From Creek who found hadnt in the search until He left his tell in his wife Maybe one more searcher will help find He saw Ruth first when she was returning to the 35yearold log cabin from a nearby where she had gone to get a drink of j The ironically iwas just outside the perimeter of I the area where searchers had been concentrating their During her 11mile hike through the mountains Sunday Ruth had to cross a high ridge of hills and work through long stretches of dense She reached the cabin before snow Dwight Eisenhower They cant talk me Into it NOT MY FORTE Ike Says Politics Out moniously to determine the wis dom of such a step and whether to recommend new taxes to offset them and balance the budget as Excise taxes are those on theater railroad and bus telephone light jewelry and many other Congress put on new ones and boosted the old ones in the wartime search for new Wants Budget Balance The president declined to say whether he wiii ask new He did say it was always his aim to balance the This is a feat which Budget Di rector Frank Pace said a few days ago could not be done for the fis cal year starting next July with out new the president was reminded of his own news con ference statement in Washington that he knows of no way to wipe out the current year 000 deficit except by hiking He dodged that He said he would cover it in his budget mess and again he blamed the last Republicancontrolled 80th con gress for unbalancing the budget by cutting taxes over his He said he vetoed the tax cut three times in favor of a balanced budg but congress overrode Truman Specific Truman didnt propose to say whether he will recommend either repeal of the excise taxes levied during the war or new taxes on corporation profits until he sends his budget and state of the union message to congress in Janu FORT 15 Dwight Eisen hower said Thursday no matter what anyone he is not a presidential candidate and furthermore will not be talked into counsel for the Rio ob jected to the Collins See Page Column S Five Fliers Die After B29 Hits Windmill 15 An air force B29 clipped off a windmill two miles west of Walker air force base Thursday before j any sort of talk by others make Eisenhower said also that he does not believe that Harry S Truman views him as a presi dential aspirant in Response to Queries Back in he never wavered in believing that I meant what I said in declining to be a candi Eisenhower told a news and I dont believe he is wavering That was Eisenhowers response to questions about dispatches corning out of Trumans winter vacation headquarters at Key to the effect that presi dential intimates viewed General Ike as a definite I have no political and Im not going to let crashing and Six crew men were killed and three others Fourteen were The others escaped without me a he No Possible Entry About those Key West news Eisenhower said he had Walker air force j never seen any statement made by entified the dead as First Truman about him and I identified Richard First Rob ert Vander Charles First Robert Eyman and Thomas all of and one whose name was Albert Walker airj About wouldnt comment on anything he even if he said He hastened to add that he has and always highest re spect and admiration for his Eisenhower Texas Family of 11 Cremated As Fire Hits Farm Shack 15 Eleven six children and five died early Thursday when fire swept a tworoom farm shack near this west Texas They were from a south Texas family of Mexican mov ing north with the cotton crop as The fire apparently spread from an open in which they were burning wood for warmth against last nights 20dcgre Fisher County Judge Branscum identified the dead as Basilic 75 Manuel and his about ID their four 12 Vic 30 8 and 2 Alfredo land his 15 ft newborn believed born to the Castillos within the past Branscum said he thought all of them were asleep on the floor when the fire sprang up and de stroyed the shack before they could even try to Branscum said they had ar rived only last and all of them that were able had planned to start picking cotton Thursday on the Douthit It was not known when the fire but Branscum said it was known that the house was stand ing at 11 The tragedy was not discovered until and by then the building was in Branscum said he belived that the victims lived at or near Mer near the Mexican Texas Tipplers Nerve Frees Self But Police Win force base public information ofhad this to say am not con said the plane crashed while j cerned in any possible entry in I attempting a The bomber any field about which I know was returning from a training nothing 1 i All Others Grounded i Pyatt said he is unable to say at this time whether the B29 was the modernized All others were ordered grounded The Roswell Dispatch said wreckage was scattered all over the Roswell ambulances and fire fighting equipment were pressed into They and air base vehicles removed dead and injured from the scene of the crash to the base hospital for an hour and a half after the The newspaper said the tail sec tion of the bomber was thrown clear and was a mass of twisted Rcacuers Enter Crash crews went into the flames to bring the crew from the wreck Flames from the plane were leaping nigh into the air for two hours after the An ambulance whose name was not immediately avail said that he saw three dead airmen on the floor of the base hos1 pital as he took critically in jured flier to medical 15 The tangled case of Lee and Kee who met in jail 10 was straightened out in munici pal court It all Officer Melvin Feggans when police called for Charlie with Isaac was locked up for in Kee took the Feggans elected to forfeit signed Lees name to police rec took Lees personal including and Theu Lee woke up and police up to the fad Umt they had let the wrong man So the collateral Kee put up was credited to Lees Thursday Kee appeared on a forgery Judge Armond commenting on Kees consummate ordered him held for the grand Democratic National Chairman Bill here for a conference with declared that the American people will accept new taxes if Truman thinks they are Boyle said the people as a whole are solidly be hind The presidents tax disclosures came at a meeting that took the press corps by The re mainder of the conference devel oped little else of West Germany Okehs ERP Boost as Debt 15 West Germany Thursday signed an agreement accepting Eureopean recovery program aid as a claim of debt against her young govern How much of the money Ger many gets from the United States will eventually be counted as an outright gift and how much Ger many will have to repay are ques tions to be decided when peace treaty is Thursdays agreement elevated Germany for the first time to full national status in the economic cooperation The occupy ing western allies previously have represented west Germany in ERP Aid Defined Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signed for west High commissioner John McCloy signed for the United In similar ERP agreements with other aid is defined either as a loan or a grant at the time it is In Germanys case money is to be repaid at such time as the German economy can support such an official Ameri can statement A spokesman told a news con ference that the amounts to be re paid or to be counted off as gifts probably will be decided at the peace Deal Similar The agreement also contains a provision that the west German government will provide economic aid for the French sectors of British and Due largely ts the long Russian block west Berlin is hard up for money and raw but it is not a part of west American spokesmen the ERP agreement with Germany is almost identical with those signed with other ERP na Price Hike Effect On Steel Items Cited by Institute NEW 15 Here is how a a ton increase in the price of finished steel would affect the cost of steel used in manufacture of some common articles made from the metal Cost of steel in an automobile would be increased about in a mechanical 40 cents in a metal office 60 cents in a medium farm trac in a lawn cents in a large kitchen 27 cents in a garbage 4 The figures are based on es timates by the American Iron and Steel Institute of the amount of steel used in the various arti Science Balks On ABCs Loyalty Rule 15 The Atomic Energy commission Thursday abandoned much of its research fellowship program be cause leading scientists balked al a congressimposed requirement for FBI checks of all students doing nonsecret Beginning with the 195051 academic the commission an the program will be cut from its present 421 members to about 250 and all fellows must be cleared by FBI loyalty investiga Reduce Funds New fellowships will be granted only for advanced training in secret research fields closely re lated to the atomic Funds devoted to the program will be reduced from a year to between and The drastic revision resulted from a bitter dispute which began last summer when Bourke Hickenlooper disclosed that an avowed 23 yearold Hans was pur suing nonsecret science studies at the University of North Carolina under a commission Following an uproar of sional the commission re voked Freistadts award and promised in the future to require nonCommunist affidavits of all fellowship even those who would do nonsecret Group Balks Dissatisfied with that congress proceeded to tack on a rider to the commissions fiscal 1950 appropriation requiring FB checks of the associa tions and loyalty of all fellowship The National Academy of whose worldfamed re search council administers the fellowship program for the atomic balked at the Company Lays a Ton Hike to Higher Costs 15 States Steel Fri day boosted the price of steel about a ton and put the blame on higher operating A congressional investigation appeared Joseph OMahoney said in advance of the announcement that any price hikes would bring such a probesoon after The increase also made it prob able that many consumer pro ducts such as automobiles and re frigerators will carry higher price New demands by the CIO Unit ed Steelworkers for wage increases are a virtual Murray Delays Comment Philip CIO United Steelworkers said in Washington he will not comment on the steel rise until he MM the full list of price Benjamin Steel said in a state ment that the new prices reflect actual tuui appfoehirig uuangei in the cost of He said mounting expenses of operation include the substantial ilgher cost to result when our new nsurance and pension program become Fixes Price He referred to pensions and in surance granted the CIO United Steelworkers to settle their 42day ong strike The new steel prices In all Steel subsidiaries are effective at one minute after midnight Thun dey Other steel companies are expected to follow suit within a week or 10 Overall effect of these new mill prices is an average increase of about lOc per hundred pounds in our announced mill An average further price in crease about lOc per hundred pounds will result from such ad justments in extras and deduc this produces an average increase of approximately 4 in the present average selling of our Stainless Steel tfechuiged Steel cut the prices of tin mill the tin plate used to make tin said that starting January prices will be reduced about a The reduction reflects re cent declines in the price of Left unchanged was the cost of stainless steel chairman of the senatehouse economic said he didnt see how we can avoid an investigation of any price He predicted the probe would begin right after The profit records of the steel industry indicate absolutely that an increase in price of steel at this time would be absolutely out of he Increases in mill prices on items produced at the Geneva Steel subsidiary of United States Steel were announced Thursday at the Utah The effective will apply to carload of new Geneva Page Retiring of Denf eld Still Undecided 15 INS Forrest Sherman said Thursday that Louis Den feld has not yet indicated to navy whether he will Shermans predecessor as chief of naval has been generally expected to retire 15 at the end of his present EMERGENCY ONLY Bathless New Yorkers Off On First NoWater Day NEW 15 The big city braced itself jovially Thursday for bathlessshaveless first in its history but probably not the City Commissioner Stephen Carney said the water department was set to measure exactly just how much be saved in the 24 beginning at mid night Thursday when 000 New Yorkers will be on their honor not to take a the men not to shave and everyone pledged IIM for pur Barber colleges prepared to close their television net works said male performers prob ably would Icok a traffic judge promised to lighten the fines of the first 10 offenders South Pacific star Mary Martin got set to wash thatmanrightout of her with club sods and the public schools said children soon would be going home from gymna sium classes like any thing but a The city of New uses ap proximately gallons of water a Carney and a little more than half of it used in homes and He said New York had cut itt water usage by gal Ions since the conservation drive started but that a savins of gallons was Carney said would announce how much water had been saved on the preceding He indi cated that future water holidays would be held if this CM provM his department Saturday   

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