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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS intermountain Network Station Mends Thronrh Friday WEATHER Occasional snow partly cloudy Details on Pap 19 73 SALT LAKE MONDAY DECEMBER PRICE FIVE CENTS Warmth Fills Utah Yule Homes Thousands Attend Church Rites Honoring Christ By ROBERT BLAIR Out of the bright blue sky Sunday a cheerful sun reflected off the snow to give Utah the warmth of a greeting As Christendoms yearly festi val breathed gained age and into the star flecked Utahns kept faith with their their families and By firesides and in fire in easy chairs and in ski chair in prisons as in every the people were enjoying a winter holiday which wont really end until after New Took It Easy Snlt Lake City sat back and took it Its corporate heart beat warm beneath a layer of snow that crunched under feet of its Its arteries of commerce flowed like those of a drowsy Its shops and and the persons who manned them were resting from a rush that began before For the very young Santa Clans came and Santa Claus What he brought was chief topic of childrens conversation through out the For oldsters the joy of giving was the real Salvation Army Gives For travelers and the homeless there were dinners in the citys restaurants and The Sal vation whose kettles have been collecting during the pre Christmas provided Christmas dinners for needy per se requesting had completed de livery of one of the biggest holiday hauls in were taking it And like most everyone else they will rest on Morday For Monday is a holiday through out the As on all banks and other financial institutions will remain closed as will all state liquor stores and county and city Parking downtown will be Many and Varied Christmas celebrations were many and At most hos pitals special menus were pre Youngsters at the Primary Chil drens Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday are having turkey both Sunday and Monday and this year Santa who had a mighty busy time Sat urday night and Sunday will call on the little patients Monday when he can spend more time with Every ward in the hospital has a Christmas tree and all kinds of gifts have been received for the 33 children being treated Movies and a big Christmas dinner enlivened the day at the Salt Lake Veterans administration A number of organiza tions entertained patients there prior to Christmas Church Focal Point Christmas primarily is a religious the church was focal point of serious Virtually every sect marked the day in one way or At various wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints cantatas and page ants were presented to tell better the story of Christs Masses were celebrated at reg ular Sunday hours in most Cath olic churches in the Salt Lake At Our Lady of Lourdes 670llth parish ioners heard hymns and motets sung by the girls choir of Judge Memorial high school directed by Sister Miriam celebrated at 8 by Arthur retired Episcopal bishop of See Page Column 3 Billion Defense Cut Seen for New Budget TJUSIIIGSS 111 25 Harry S Trumani i forthcoming budget will earmark for 25 of Commerce Charles i national with the air force down for the biggest vAarl11 J informed quarters reported Authoritative said budget wiUlook Francis Myers declared the com outlook for lasting world peace is better than its been in a The Spiritual Significance of Christmas The spiritual significance of Christmas was stressed Sunday at church services throughout the Participants in a special holy com munion service in Marks Episcopal Cathe dral from left to Reid and Jack sons of and Joseph 65 Bryan and Ray son of and John 1998 Kichards Santa Does Fine by Truman At Hometown in Independence 25 Santa Claus did all right by Harry S the chief executive beamingly re ported Visiting in his home town with his family and Tru man told reporters he had opened some of presents prior to his customary morning All of them were very satis he reported to the news but he did not say what he The president visited with the reporters at the end of a 30min ute walk over slushy Mercury at 42 Contrasted with Saturdays 17 dcgree the thermo meter moved up to 42 Sunday and the icecaked streets had thawed The president did not senm to mind the slushy un Saturday night Truman and Miss Margaret Truman at tended midnight services at the Trinity Episcopal where Margaret sang in the Truman SB id he did not go along because the church is always crowded and that his presence would attract a swarm of news men and As the presidents walk i included folksy greetings from friends and Included among Sundays in formalities was Trumans pos ing for a photograph by a pass ing and the granting of an autograph to a 13yearold Bill Garrett of approached the president early in his walk and asked if he could HalfMillion Throng Vatican For Holv Year Services VATICAN 25 A half million Romans and j pilgrims passed through the newly opened holy door of Peters Sunday to take part in ancient lites marking the opening of the Roman Catholic churchs 1950 holy Under a sparkling Christmas day seemingly endless lines of women and children filed through Romes streets to the majestic square which bears the name of the worlds largest Pope Opens Door The crowds funncled through the holy door which Pope UtS rfvIT Cptriicu ceremony at once solemn and joy Thousands mnrv passed through the doors of Romes three patriarchal basilicas Mary John Lateran and Paul outside the The popes presided Saturday at the opening of holy doors in each of these three Religious fervor appeared to be sweeping all Italy to a degree un usual even for this country of vout Even in the in dustrial called the Red because of the strong influence of Communists there was a religious Reds Dissent But there was at least one dis senting that of the Commu nist newspaper which re plied to the popes Christmas mes in which he had invited all men to unite spiritually with the f ui A front pago editorial by Com munist deputy Ginncarlo Pajetta assailed the holy the pope and the Italian say ing that in the homes of many workers this Christmas therewas no because they cannot look with hope towards the new Yule Tree Fire Razes Area In East Town 2o A fire that started in a Christ mas tree burned out a large part of his southern Pennsylvania town of about 1300 Sunday One person was She was Somers in whose home the fire John the Fisher family physi1 iian and the only doctor in j said she presumably perished in j the fire j A check or all hospitals where the 30 to 12 injured were taken fmied to locate The business post bank and about 12 was The burned area cov ered about three and onehalf which included many resi Mayor Ernest Harden estimated the loss at more than A pcetty 21yearold telephone operator was given a large part of the credit for saving what is left of the From the time the fire started in the Fisher home and spread to nearby Helen Turner stuck to her switchboard and I helped direct the firemens During the hGight Of tiif I m only about 100 away 1 from the but my wire chief is hfro with me and he says he believes the telephone office will be The flames were brought under control at about 9 E S take a picture of The president stopped to permit the Ksnsan bo take the Garrett explained he was driving through Independence when he sighted the presidents walking Thirteenyearold Shirley Lee Day of Independence ran up to Truman waving a notebook after he had entered the gate leading to his No Other Seekers May I have your autograph she The president glanced around observed no other autograph and commented Since you are by yourself I think I can giw it V He wrote in her Best wishes to Shirley Lee Harry S The girl said she was driving along with her parents en route to her grandmothers house when she saw Truman and decided to request the The president s plans called for a turkey dinner laf after which he hoped to take a pro vided he could work it into his Three Tremblors Shake Kill Injure 3 26 earthquakes rocked central Honshu island Four Japanese were reported three missing and three Jananese national police said four persons were crushed to death in wrecked homes at Ki a village near Imaichi in Tochigi prefecture north of Three persons were reported missing xl Imaichi about 8r miles north of The police said 20 houses had collapsed in this city of About half the homes in the city were An American army officer at five miles north of said a hotel there sustained some HUMMING ECONOMY Sawyer Sees Firm Start Air Navy to Bear Brunt of Costs Slash long As for the senator underlined Sawyers optimism by saying Our economy is humming along m good shape for the most with plenty of signs that the future looks Sees Good Year in a yearend forecast that the year will be launched with a volume of business activity not materially different from the high rate which prevailed in the last half of He termed 1949 a good year from the economic larly in the latter All in he it was one of high level economic Leading up to his Saw yer observed At the end of the year business activity was moderately below the postwar high reached at the close of Peak Building Consumer demands continued at the high rates prevailing throughout the Residential which had rebounded from the lows in the early part of the year was at peak Government expenditures were rising with the insurance dividend payment to the in the Business demand for plant and equipment and foreign demand for our on the other were Nears 48 Boom who surveyed the econo my in a statement for broadcast in concluded that America is in very good Were at and our prospects for the future look Sawyer said that in some im portant national national and em was only about below boomtime 1948s all time Maintenance of consumer or per sonal incomes at the 1948 level of was significant in relation to the economys well being in Sawyers statement Cites Savings With lower personal tax rates in effect in plus refunds in 1948 tax disposable per sonable income meaning that left after paying taxes was actually higher than in As a consumers were able to save somewhat more than they did in the previous year and at the same time were enabled to maintain the volume of their expenditures on goods and services at virtually the same level as in Suspect Denies He Recalls Coast Slaj ing SANTA 25 39yearold ranch foreman already booked for mur insisted Sunday he remembers nothing of a Christmas eve noma ranch So Schwartz was identified by wit said Charles J as the man who shol and killed Jane Maggarc prominent Fran cisco bay arra newspaper writer and social and critically wounded Lyman a ranch I didnt snoot He is held in the county jail Dicksop was slain as she the was expecting a who was shot through the I was in critical condition at Ross General McGoldrick said Schwartz stuck to his story of not remembering what had Ive had him questioned by a pared to this I compared to i compared I to of Defense Louis Johnson i has said despite the size of the service fund the nations defenses will not be Three Forces funds alloted the three forces would be cut a total of lunes wuum ui Violent death struck an average with the army takj of almostonce every eight minutes r coAfi frho Charles Sawyer Says busi ness nfars boom ot 48 King Charges Britons With Economy Job 25 George VI urged Brit ons Sunday to devote themselves courageously and unsparingly to the task of full economic recovery so that Britain and common wealth will the more certainly and sooner be equipped to play the full part that we ought to play in the The king made this appeal in his annual Christmas day broad cast to the millions of people of the British commonwealth of na He expressed gratitude to the United without whose he said Britain could not have made the progress toward re covery that has already been Country First We are deeply grateful to our good friends in the United States for the imagination and sympathy with which they first realized our problems and then set to work to help us over the king But none of us can be satisfied till we are again standing upright and supporting our own and we have a long way to go be fore we do It is bound to be a tough business and if we are to see it as we we must put the good of our country all the Refers to Ills The whole King George is watching how we bear ourselves in this test of if not the whole cer tainly the greater part of it is longing to see Great Britain and the British commonwealth keep ing their place and able to pull their full weight among the great who are as I successfully striving Lo lay deep the foundations of a se cure peace for us The 51yearold king began his address with a reference tn the leg ailment which had kept him con fined to his roomin Buckingham palace last VIOLENT DEATHS Yuletide Toll Fatal to 389 By ing a reduction of and the navy and air force each receiv ing less than in fiscal it was noted that the navy and air foes in the inter service row over division of the defense would suffer an identical In addition to funds earmarked specifically for the three the military budget will include money for the department and for the construction of new military housing in such key bastions as Alaska and Direct Spending The total for direct military spending is expected to be kept well within the ceiling fixed last summer by De fense Louis But a request for several hun dred million dollars for stock piling of strategic materials is expected to send the total defense cost up to near the Despite the emphasis on econ the new budget is expected to enable the particularly the to make their first im portant postwar purchases of many types of new Buy New Tanks The for expects to buy new ar mored vehicles and antiaircraft guns for the first time since the The navy and air force will buy new type radar and radio Authorized strength of the serv ices would be 10 offi cers and officers and men three three Essex class four small four escort one battleship the 13 140 70 10 car rier air 25 patrol bomber squadrons and 16 marine fighter Air officers and men air as the nation celebrated the three day Christmas holiday week As Christmas day ended 389 persons had died a cross country survey The count was begun at 6 local time Friday and was due to end at midnight Of the vio lent 290 were attributed to traffic 52 to and 47 to miscellaneous The National Safety council has estimated that 435 persons would die in traffic mishaps during the Christmas holiday week The council also figured that about 83 persons were killed evet 24 hours the first 10 of 1949 about one every 18 average included deaths which happened long after the accidents which caused This years yuletide death toll compared with 396 accidental deaths reported during last years twoday Gary Grant Weds In Studio Reports 25 Gary Grant and actress Betsy Drake were married Sunday near RKO studio The announcement said the comedian actor and his bride were wed in a simple ceremony in a private home on the desert 20 to 30 miles from the Arizona resort They were flown from Holly wood by Howard air craft manufacturer and RKO The ceremony was performed by Stanley The bride wore a brown and white checked woolen dress and Grant had on a light singlebreasted chocked Arranges Military Aid For Red Foes 25 The United States has arranged to send abroad some 200 military aid experts as it gets the ball rolling on the huge arms program to help western Europe defy Their first job will be to assist the eight Atlantic pact nations in volved to prepare for the shipments and foreign supply offices in mak ing out Government officials reporting this Sunday said the average mis sion for each country would total around 20 They will be sent to the Norway and In addition about 40 persons will be stationed in the military aid regional office in Most of these will be ordnance experts trouble shooters to go from country to country and perform specific additional aid experts will be if a country specifically to teach about the equip Officials emphasized that the United States is tryingto hold each mission to the barest Denmark and Norway com plained last week about the size of the missions to go Offi cials said this was due to a misunderstanding and that in all cases the United States will follow the wishes of the other Besides navy and air force officers the missions will include state department and American Marshall plan All Will work under the American embassy where they will be 1000PLUS MILE RADIUS Plans Longer Range Jet Bomber 25 The air force predicted was preparing dinner for her fam ily in their ranch She was that the range of its 600milean n rancn one was o auu mother of two children and hour Boeing B47 jet bomber That meant it could take a bomb B47 bombers now being built load to a target more than 800 the Boeing factory at miles away flying at combat al The first of these planes is and return with a small due off the production line next be increased States at an average ground of of 607 an hour last Februi Last a B47 was velops more than 5200 pounds of psychiatrist and is our beMef Schwartz is Mc Goldrick He is obviously emotionally upset but for some loo sur prised when he hears details of the McGoldrick said he planned fur ther investigation before filing a complaint against Sch No clear motive for the Sec Page Column 4 incrcascu i The experimental B47 made officials teats It said the increase would be the the long flight in three hours and wjLh an improved model of the J H the Tilane46 minutes was equipped with six 35 jet engine showed that it is second indicated since the Ecctrjc jet engines more economical of fuel than zipped 2289 miles across the each of which Developed about 4000 They added that the nn nlFAVttfVn nf I inillYSM tested with General Electric J47 i I iet engines that the air force saidj AS a the officials an rC J i rrtnn TCI CJIEillUh UlrtL LUC Ag a tile Air force officials told a p than 5200 pounds cxperimental B47 Stratojet also it porter that an experimental B47 cach fee in thc fac S being equipped with jet engines Thp ajr forftc said Suni toryat Wichita with the improved iy that the J47 engines the mure euunumiuui in IUKI Uiaii either mort spcecr and CX K flight tests confirm es adopted suo to lts combat they the dius to more than 1000 conibat wu be pushed farther past 1000 and next batch of B47s placed in pro been i ductlon will be equipped with tht 1IIU1U KUUauiIUUWI UI iuri uiau cituci the engines used in that flight more powerful for the first n ifJfu Pccled incrcase m rangC next batch of force placed its combat radius that time only at more than 800 The J47 range engines have adopted for 15 production model i fuelsaving   

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