Walla Walla Union Bulletin, April 6, 1949

Walla Walla Union Bulletin

April 06, 1949

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Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Newspaper) - April 6, 1949, Walla Walla, Washington Walla Wall Bulletin HOI Ckir SDtfe Ywr, tste. So Watey, Wash., Wednesday April 5, New Farm Program Ready for Congress Death Toll In Fire Now Placed at 72 Emergencv Funds for Atomic Commission and Berlin Air Lift Get Committee Approval Big Three in WASHINGTON UP of Report on Nation's Serond Most Trwnc Hospital "VL. Says 56 Bodies ilCfV Recovered. 16 Missine _____ WASHINGTON (fi The United EFF1NGHAM. IU, toll Britain and France are un- vo. _c____, of known dean and reported awss- jjertaking a major effort w iron uled for consideration ThurS' jwere approved Wednesday by lie house appropnEtions committee. _ They were included in an omni- bus money bill sup- plementing current year appropria- tions lor miscellaneous govern- agencies. The bit is sehtd- Draper Says Army Needed In War !J5. Troops Must Stay in Western Europe, Former Official Declares in Armv Dav Address Signs North Atlantic Defense Treaty jug an the trade fire at St. An- oul differences over three (dav_ th-ony's hospital rose to 72 Wednes-1 p0wer control of Western Germany, i day. The estimate was made by hos-j Diplomatic officials agreed pital officials. ,nesdsy that if tbe three can The bill's total is be- ovc the president's They said at 3 p.m. (EST> that j together on basic German policies 56 bodies have been recovered will mark another milestone in identified, and there are 16 uniden-! the growing unity of the non-Com- tified bodies or missing persons. The hospital two hours earlier reported 69 dead or missing. Its latest estimate said at least 126 persons were in tbe hospital fire destroyed it early Tues- day. Seven of the known dead we're hospital staff members. Burials Begin More bodies were dug from the rubble Wednesday as the heart- sick city of 8.000 began burying some of the 13 newborn babies who perished. At nearby St. Anthony's Roman Catholic church, the Rev. Gerald Weigand sang a requiem mass for the repose of the souls of all the dead. Fire inspectors, meanwhile, in- vestigated unconfirmed reports that stored paint or an arsonist might have caused the fire. The FBI in Chicago and state police at Ef- fingham denied a published story that they were investigating an ar- son report. The mother superior of the hospital said the only stored paint was in the undamaged boiler munist west. Secretary o-" State Acheson, Brit- ish Foreign Minister Bevin and French Foreign Minister Schuman ere not ,L The committee also approved the full request for S40.000.000 for stockpiling of strategic and critical materials being stored up for use By Associate Press American troops must be sta- tioned in Europe as long us the cold war lasts, former undersecre- tary of the army William H. Draper indicated Wednesday. In an army day speech. Draper hit the same theme as did Gen. Omar N. Bradley, army chief of staff, in another address Tuesday night This is that the United States cannot abandon the conti- nent of Europe to any aggressor. Bradley told a New York audi held preliminary talks on tne tier-j in any possioie imure eRcft that 4dle anned strength of man problem last week while At- In addition to tne cash, tne stock- w'estern Eurooe must be built lentic cower foreign ministers piling fund was autnorized to in-. lentic power foreign were gathering here to sign the north Atlantic treaty. Having devoted Monday to the treaty signing and Tuesday to the opening of the United Nations as- tions for which future tions may be necessary. The new fund for the atomic en- ergy commission is for paying off sembly in New York. Acheson. on "contraci authority previoulsy Bevin and Schuman now can set to i authorized by congress. The total work in earnest They will try in contract authority authorized was the next few days to reach basic S400.000.000. against which con- agreements which they can then pass on to subordinates in London, ?a.ris and Berlin with instruc- ions to work out details. Bevin is prepared to remain here until next week if necessary for he success of the talks. Schuman room. Records Lost Records of the hospital, the only one in this South Central Illinois community of were lost. However, the hospital believed there were 124 patients and staff in the 62 year old institution when the fire broke. Firemen said most of the sur- vivors suffered in some degree from burns or smoke, but only one was reported in critical condition. Among the known dead were two nuns, the hospital's chaplain, and three nurses. Four Lose Lives When Chicago Home Burns CHICAGO UP) husband anc and two young brothers los! their lives in a fire which swept through a 10-room brick home in suburban Northbrook late Tuesday night A 9-year-old girl was rescued from, the flaming home by h e r father, who lost his life in an at- tempt to rescue his wife and the two children. The dead were Ward Clay, 43 associated with the Crowell-Collier Publishing company, and his wife. Floss. 40. and Robert McCracken, 2Ms. and his one year old, brother. Kobert. gress previously appropriated 000.000. The estimated cost of the airlift operation this year is Present plans, air force offic- ers testified, contemplate the use that the people there would not be .content with any strategic policy appropr.a- which envjsioned letting an aggres- sor over-run the continent, but evestual liberation by strength from this side of the ocean. Goes Further Draper went a little further in a speech prepared for a St. Louis audience. He said: "If Western Europe is to be defended from at- tack "we dare not attempt a tegic plan that relies on air bom-! bardrrient alone. Our strategic plan! is reported prepared to remain in- of 287 airforce C-54 carrier planes _ 7O TTrnm an rn-idinal definitely, if need be. Diplomatic informant said the prelminary talks had pointed up through June 30. From an original daily lift of 225 tons, they said, 5ve issues: These basically involve the ques- tions of what kind of government the Germans themselves should be permitted to set up over the Amer- ican, British and French zones, and what kind of controls the western occupation powers should exercise. House Passes Farm Aid Plan the operation has increased to average tons daily. Up March 27. the United States had carried tons of supplies by air into Berlin. There was no explanation by the (Continued on Page 5, Col. 6) on fire pre- WASfflNGTON UP} The house approved appropria- tion for the agriculture department Tuesday to help farmers produce food and fiber, fight pests, find mar- kets, make a profit and conserve their soil. Before pasing the bill by a vote the house heard warnings of grow- Fire Report Is Received The National Board of Fire Un- Secretary of State Dean Acheson slfns the North Atlantic defense treaty for the United States, at ceremonies in Washington, D.C. At the table (left to rfUrt) are: Vice President Albai W. Barklev; President Truman; Secretary of State Aeheson; and John W. Foley, state department treaty advisor. Front row on stage (left to right) are forefcn ministers: Benn Lan5e (Nor- Bech Benediktsson lUsmtissen Spaak Pear- son Schuinan Sfona Stikker anff Da Matta (NBA Telephoto) .________________________________________________ must envision a retention of I strength on the continent of I Europe." In Germany, Gen. Lucius D. Clay, the U. S. commander there, said the United States is pledged to prevent any aggression against Western Europe "by force if neces- sary." Clav reviewed an Army day parade at Graffemvoehr, Germany, and told the troops: "You are a symbol of our coun- try's still firm will to fight for Death of Congressman Somers Delays Passage Of Appropriations Bill WASHINGTON death- of try 5 SLULZ .UIJU i.u -vrirx J the rights of free men. We have Rep. Andrew L. Somers (D-NY) de- joined the Atlantic community and nassase Army Secretary Royall and General Pick Urge Appropriations for Ice Harbor Dam ventiou and engineering standards has submitted its report on Walla Walla, it was announced Wednes- day at the weekly city commission meeting. According to Mayor R. V. Borles- ke the report's recommendations are identical with those presented and prevent aggression by force Ala., Air Sec- if necessary." At Montgomery, me ___laved scheduled house passage peace Wednesday of the annual state- ustice-commerce department ap- jropriation bill for 1950. Somers died Wednesday morning in New York and the house, follow- ng tradition, arranged to adjourn out of respect for him. __ Consideration of the appropria- tion bill was put off until Thursday. The bouse will resume then its drive to finish up pending major bills in time for an eastern reces starting April 15 and ending April retary Symington said a fine army and navy are necessary to a win- ning military team. The air force has claimed, he declared, that air power alone could win a earlier by from the a group national of engineers board which ing price-depressing surpluses some time here some months agriculture and reminders that A complete study of the report city man's economic condition is however, is to be made by mem- tied in with the farmer's. Farm state representatives shout- ed that the parity of income for bers of the commission. Talk Building Code In that connection H. D. Gross, the farmer must be protected. The cjty building inspector, conferred bill provides to the officials regarding adop- plans for production controls in cot-11jon oj me 1949 edition of the uni- ton, corn, wheat and rice building code. Some years this is needed to maintain price supports of these basic crops. ago the commission adopted ths 1946 edition but the latest issue of The measure is the annual ap- tne building code contains a num. changes Gross recommend- propriation for the 1950 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 1949. The house ed sent it to the senate. HURRY For Best Selections MARTIN'S Jewelers REMOVAL SALE thing in Stock that can not be rro.ed is to be marked in price so it V.HI cut Most Items PRICE WTO'ES PJKGS CCSTU'v'E JEY. tLRY S PLATED LOCKETS MARTIN'S JEWELERS i 0 W. Won St. The largest single cash allotment n the agriculture appropriation iill is for soil conser-' payments to farmers in the urrent crop year. The present lim- of for individual conserva- the short form of the code be adopted but that copies of both the mam and short forms be se- cured for sale to those interested. Herman H. Hanner, city attor- ney, was instructed to prepare the necessary ordinance of adoption of the 1949 building code for presen- future war. Speeches Parallel Draper's remarks about strategy paralleled those of Bradley almost exactly. This may be the last "army day" celebration The national military establish- ment is studying suggestions that in the spirit of unification, it mght be well to abandon the separate "days" for the army, navy and air force and observe a single day for the combined armed forces. Army day was founded in by the Military Order of the World War, officially recognized by an act of congress in 1937. What the speakers said Wednes- dav about the army was reinforced by" demonstrations of its strength, equipment and training in many cities and army posts. Setting the keynote was a sched- uled parade down Constitution ave- nue in Washington. President Tru- man, with his cabinet and high government officials, places in the reviewing stand south of the white house. ion payments would be boosted a week hence. Thu hntico Q5 tn S2.500. The house defeated 95 to 0 an effort to retain the S750 lim- L The legislation suggests S262.- The assessment roll for local im- provement district No. 421 was giv- 00.000 in conservation payments next year. For rural electrification, the bill, ets up in contract au-'Part thority. with another S150.000.000' available if needed. en its third and final reading. This district involves the installing of nd gutters in the southwest Third reading also was given the The farmers home administration 'ordinance revising the parking met- _ A.AAAAAnnn ___ i_ f __ I reffuiauon wmcn will other had NEW YORK Andrew L Somers. 53, Democrat of New York died Wednesday of a liver ailment at St. Alban's naval hospital Queens. He had been a patient at the hospital for a month. Somers first was elected to con gress m 1925. He was a veteran of the first World war and was edu- cated at Manhattan college and New York university. Eisenhower Call? Chiefs To Key West for Confab WASHINGTON Ailing Gen. Tax BiU Goes To Conference SALEM Oregon legisla ture's main tax program, whic! calls for no new taxes but whicl provides for a balanced budget was thrown into a senate house conference committee Wednesday Tne committee will reconcile dif ferences between the two houses Dwight D. Eisenhower will resume but no serious difficulty is ex his efforts Thursday to end army.ipected. The house refused Wednesday to version, which naw and air force bickering. operating (accept the senate services use rsent He summoned the chiefs of the three armed services is to use present to Key West. i come tax surpluses and future con> would get in cash installation regulation which will of university oaiis to farm tenants and for wa-' extend tne placing of parking met- for te d-.tv a3 chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, is rccup- The general, recalled from the oration income tax receipts to bal uaiu, tu quanta, cuiu v% a- __ er facilities and production and along ooth Second and South Second avenues. ancc the budget. The house had voted to use thei The U. S. army and its corps of engineers fired their heaviest artil- ery Wednesday on behalf of Ice larbor dam on the Snake river, eeking restoration of a ppropriation for the 1943-30 budget which had been knocked out by the louse appropriations committee. "With hearings on the rivers and larbors appropriations now under way before tne senate s Jbcommit- ee handling these matters, top men of the department went into action to emphasize the Importance which places "on the Mice Army Secretary Kenneth Koyall appeared before the subcommittee Wednesday morning and asked cifacally for reinstatement of the 'ce Harbor appropriation as a vital part of the program for the Pacific northwest, Senator Harry Cain (H- Wash) notified the Inland Empire Waterways association by tele- phone Wednesday afternoon. Engineer Head Testifies In addition, Major Gen. Lewis A- Pick, chief of army engneers, pres- ent a formal request to the commit- tee for restoration of the entire item included in the budget report. The subcommittee is considering a house-passed bill for waterways construction work by army engi- neers during the 12 months begin- ning July 1. The item was elimi- nated from the bill by the house appropriations committee after testimony that the project would be injurious to the fishing industry Pick said the project should be constructed because of the shortage of power in the Northwest and to provide navigation benefits on the Snake river. Fish Planned Other representatives of the en gineers told the committee, tha plans are being made to install fish ladders to cost Sen. Cain is scheduled to appear Burbank Land Is Transferred To Uncle Sam before the group Thursday to ar gue for immediate construction ol the dam. first of four planned on the lower Snake river between Bur bank and Lewiston. Construction of all four A quit claim deed, in which the ounty relinquished all claim to and at pne time owned by Bur ank irrigation district No. 4 and )ther concerns and individuals, has been signed by _. sioners and forwarded to the bu reau of reclamation. This move completes the transfer o the government of land to be irrigated by the new Burbank pro- ect Title could not be cleared un til the deed was signed be cause Walla Walla county had a one time foreclosed on the land fo nonpayment of taxes. Commissioners recalled that th foreclosure took place about 1 -rears ago when the land was con rolled by the irrigation distric and the Pasco. Power and Wate 'o. Since that time the court has ruled that the county has no lega right to the land and ordered tha the taxes be cancelled. Some the land is located in the first phas of the Burbank project on whic' work will start this week and th remainder on other sections of th project to be complete later. Outline of Plan Slated ForThursday More Meat, Poultry and Dairy Products, Check Of Crop Surpluses Aim Of Administration Trmnaa administration plans to lay before congress Thursday a farm program 'designed to use the American ap- petite for meat, poultry and dairy products in such a way as to pre- vent troublesome crop surpluses. Secretary of Agriculture Bran- man will outline the long-waited rogram before a joint session of the houe and senate agriculture committees. It is the administra- on's substitute for the controver- al AUcen long-range farm law assed by the Republican 30th gress. The program is expected to have broad consumer appeal becauM f its emphasis upon a greater iup- ly of livestock products at lower etail prices than would be pos- ible under the present farm pro- gram. In brief, it would seek to divert millions of surplus acres from cot- ton, wheat, peanuts and some other ash crops to grass, pastures and .ay. Such land would enable rs to produce many additional iead of meat and dairy cows, and hence a larger supply of meat and milk. No Price Boppofto Unlike the present program, new plan would not support of livestock, poultry and dairy pro- ducts. It would allow them to drop o low levels. As a consequence, many consumers would be able to buy much more of these than at present. The incentive for farmers to in- crease livestock production would >e in the form of government pay- ments. Such a program would be expw Nationalist Rejects Communist Ultimatum ted to help accomplish three ends desired by the administration: (1) Adjustment of crop production from abnormally high war andpoSV war levels to peacetime placing-of greater emphasis coHierTition, and (3) improve- ment of the national diet Brannan is expected to ten eoav gress that various economic vices would be needed to mate such a program work. They would include price sapports for some farm products, incentive for others, consumer subsidy grams, and government ion controls for such crops ton, tobacco, wheat, rice and pea- nuts. He is expected to say. that current controversy over the Aiken law puts too much emphasis 'upon price supports. That law for a system of flexible ranging between 00 and 90 per cent of parity, for most storable pro- ducts, and zero to 90 for others. Parity is a standard for measar- (CcnUmed on Page 5, S) NANKING Presiden Li Tsung-Jen Wednesday night wa reported to have rejected a Com munist ultimatum for the virtual surrender of the Nanking govern- ment. Bern-official Chinese quarters said Li still was making a des- ...--____________ .would be handled out of the Wallal future receipts, but to leave the Walla district office of the corps of perate attempt to bargain with the Reds for better terms. Li also was said to have turned down a proposal that he go to Peiping. where peace talks now are d s in progress. He was reportedly invited (pre- Vemon L. Perry, College Place.! a license' _1 was granted a solicitor's license to handle vacuum cleaners. Appro- (Continocd on page 5. cot 1) investigation go-: and admirals to subsistence loans. The forestry service gets S50.963.- the bureau of animal industry 22.097.000. the bureau of entomo- ogy and plant quarantine S10.398.- the school lunch program S75.-J 000.000. and the extension services' S26.965.95Q. Rejects Proposal The bill provides funds 'or Use j- rj MfJ to Gain administrative expenses of the com-i lo modity credit corporation, which j 'Closer Economic Unity lupports farm prices by makir.e, loans so that farmers can hold' WASHINGTON senate j resolution, crops to prevent market gluts The Wednesday rejected 59 to 23 a already has authority to make posal to use of some of the in such loans. 1000.000 of European recovery funds to encourage "closer economic J unity" among parficipatini; coun- tries. -----------------------------------------i Senator Fulbriebi spon- Dr. J. T. Rooks and a friend sored ttae amendment- He said it I were slandini on lie comer -of i would encourase such mores as, Second and "Alder streets. Dr.'The Nctbertands-BelKian trade Books tossed a round pic-cc of glass ion and a similar proposal into lie air and let it fall and Italy, sidewalk, into to remark: arorocl quite a bit. Let' see what Sma'oT Va-ndTjbeTC (H-TWieM this OTIC does." for the proposal after The phyjncia-n then an- nricM hafl accepted a re-' rthcr round piece of air. It fell to lie sicrwaSt the rested by Vandcnbwjz K T) a j J! Tt was; of tbe Tew fame? to there" from "a stomach ail-'present S51.000.000 surplus alone. I The iceislature's campaign to re- engineers. The staff discussions are expect-jduce the number of old age Capital City Without ed to last into week, the de- sioners in order to give bigger pen-, J partrnerAof naf.orai defense said, s.ons to those who have g r e a m Strike WASHINGTON- CAsurprise go to ping and serve on a joint commit- tee which would supervise the handing over of the nationalist ar- mies to the Communists. partrne A blunt warnna tnat if they need v.-as way Wednesday. violate orders acanst public squab- The house bles thev will lace a congressional! and sent to the senate Tuesday of pressmen Wednesday left j -a-ith the ccneralis bin allowing the public welfare thousands of government officials.) Kev The house anr.ed services committee posted that nonce Tuesday in o commission to bring suits to force congress members and others in financiallv able relatives to take i nation's capital without local news care of who apply lor 'are p-iblic assistance. 1NCORPORAT1ON FILED OLTMPIA LTI Articles of in- corporation filed with secretary of weanesaay Earl Coe vfednesday includ- ed: and Ething- The Stroller Past and Projected Progress Of P.N.W. Showi bv Visitor ton. Inc.. capital by H. A. Sowell. Tacoma. ct al: Tri City Since much sovcrnmcnt activity j Employers Association. Inc., no is keyed to development elsewhere, j capital, by Sooner Cox et aL there was a scramble to find out' what is goins on in the world- Many officials sought rsporif from news service CO rijected de-, prom ote th CT nfcd a strons n srictr of he sa d. AjnsworUi' By nf chnwd :SWO-43 3948-BO Pop-jlatson WO-48. Radio stations quickly shifted their proErains to feed oat more news. 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