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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS im am pm Intennountain Network Station KALL Monday Throufh Friday It WEATHER Fair Wednesday iligfcttf cooler Details OB 18 VOL 158 NO 174 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH WEDNESDAY MORNING APRIL 6 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Illinois Hospital Fire Toll Set at 80 Welfare Project Extolled by LDS Insurance Plan Fills Spiritual Temporal Needs Leaders Say Wednesdays Program 10 session tabernacle 2 session tabernacle The welfare program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints was extolled Tuesday as a permanent plan to meet both temporal and spiritual needs of the membership It was described as churchwide insurance which in times of distress will pay off not in terms of fluctuating dollar values but in terms of the actual needs of the people Objectives the program and operational problems were dis cussed at a special welfare meet ing in the Salt Lake tabernacle attended by about 3000 church members who are active in the guidance and operation of the plan Meanwhile the general sessions of the 119th annual conference were in recess until Wednesday the an niversary the founding of the church Reviews Fundamentals J Reuben Clark Jr first counse lor in the first presidency closed the session with a restatement of some of the fundamentals of the program One he emphasized was that permanent projects such as agricultural production or manu facturing should be designed to meet specific needs of the program rather than to produce cash in KEY POSITIONS It seems to me he said that there should be no permanent proj ect that docs not produce some thing essential to the program such as food clothing and shelter Do not look at these projects from the viewpoint of how much cash they will raise for that is not the test Till Specific Needs Earlier Marion G Romney as sistant managing director of the program had raised the same point the comment that permanent projects should be selected to fill some specific need of the program We do not want he added to get into commercial operations To illustrate the magnitude of the public assistance program Mr Clark pointed out that an invest ment of million in govern ment bonds would be required to produce income equal to relief ex penditures of the state and federal governments in this state The maximum payment for a single individual he said would require savings of invested in government bonds And for a family of seven the savings figure would be Rehabilitation Aim He made it plain that the church plan should be aimed at rehabilita tion with these words The church welfare program is a permanent plan to provide tem porary assistance as to temporal needs and permanent assistance as to spiritual needs We may need it and when we do need it lets have it and not be possessed of regrets The responsibility of the priest hood quorums in looking after the economic as well as the spiritual needs of the members was the topic of David O McKay second counselor in the first presidency Asserting that no other organiza tion in the world is separated so effectively into working groups as is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Mr McKay pointed out that the priesthood quorums are in an excellent posi tion to bring unemployed members and work opportunities together at the ward level The speaker recalled the past winter as an illustration of how quickly nature can bring a calam Page 12 Column 7 LDS Bishops Hear Advice On Selections By JACK M REED Bishops of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints were told Tuesday night to choose care fully persons they put into posi tions of importance in their wards J Reuben Clark Jr first counse for in the churchs first presidency spoke at a special meeting in the Salt Lake tabernacle called by the presiding bishopric of the church as a feature of the 119th annual conference Although emphasizing that no effort should be spared to reclaim souls which should be reclaimed Mr Clark said he was suggesting that you should be cautious that in saving one soul you dont drive others away Hopes of People shouldnt be given re sponsibilities in the hopes they later will reform the speaker said Honor them just as soon as they have earned their spurs If this advice is not followed he pointed out some people will get the opinion they can smoke and drink and otherwise do as they choose thinking the church later will come to them and they then can adopt a righteous life Persons who already have proved their worthiness are the ones to be re warded with positions in the church Mr Clark said Thorpe B Isaacson second counselor in the presiding bishop ric urged church officials to make a survey of their buildings to rid attics and basements of fire hazards He pointed out there has been a rash of fires lately in chapels and urged all possible pre cautions Youth and Church Emphasis was placed on youth of the church by several speakers at the meeting LeGrand Richards presiding bishop pointed out that average attendance of Aaronic priesthood age youths at ward sacrament meetings has increased from in 1941 to 37 last year For young women of the same age the increase has been from in 1946 to 44Tc last year For the entire church member ship he reported average attend ance at sacrament meetings in creased from 18 to 23 in four years and he attributed a good share of the increase to greater interest and participation of the youth But let us be not unmindful of the 63 of the boys and 56 of the girls not there he said We cant expect them to come of their See Page 13 Column 1 Early Senate Action Unlikely On North Atlantic Treaty WASHINGTON April 5 Early congressional action on the newly signed Atlantic Defense pact appeared unlikely Tuesday but Pres Harry S Truman was ex pected to lose little time in sub mitting the treaty for senate rati fication Although the White House gave no inkling of when the historic document will be forwarded to Capitol hill there was speculation that Mr Truman may send it on Wednesday Chairman Tom Connally D Tex of the senate foreign rela tions committee meanwhile urged that the treaty be given a high priority on the senate calendar which now is jammed with do mestic legislation He told reporters he believes the senate cant afford to wait too long to let the rest of the world know definitely how this country stands All that Sen Scott Lucas D the Democratic leader would promise is that the 12nation mutual aid treaty will reach the senate floor in this session of con gress Lucas indicated Monday that a special session may be needed this summer or fall to dispose of the administration pro gram Connallywent over the pactin formally with the foreignrelations committee Tuesday He said later that the group did not decide on a date to open public hearings which jhe previously had forecast would I last about a month 13 Newly Born Babies Listed Among Victims NAME EFFINGHAM 111 April 6 Wednesday death toll mounted to an estimated 80 Wednesday in the terrifying fire which destroyed St Anthonys hospital early Tuesday Fortysix of the dead have been identified and 34 are still reported missing Earlier the hospital registrar estimated 65 persons dead or missing But 15 additional bodies which had been taken to mortuaries in nearby communities immediately after the fire were identified early Wednes day Among the victems of the fire the second most tragic hospital blaze in the nations history were 13 newborn babies The fire which started in a clothes chute spread so quickly that many of the patients did not get a chance to leave their Beds Others died groping through thick smoke and flames that rolled and crackled through the corridors Helpless Cries Some wailing helplessly with fractured limbs strapped to sus pension slings had no chance to escape Residents in the vicinity roused from sleep by anguished screams of the trapped stood by helpless as flames devoured the hospital The nursery on the second floor was the first ward to be engulfed in the inferno Firemen later hauled down the Temple Spires Calmly Survey Surging Crowd at Gates Withthe spired temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints brilliantly illuminated by floodlights in the background male members of the church surge out of the South Temple street gates of famous Temple square after a night conference meeting in the tabernacle Photograph taken by George Bettridge and Weston C Lee The Salt ake TribuneSalt Lake Telegram photographers Make Worker Feel Secure Bennett Urges BUFFALO N Y April 5 The president of the National As sociation of Manufacturers said Tuesday night that security is the challenge of the future to the American system of free enter prise Wallace F Bennett of Salt Lake City Utah spoke before more than 200 at a dinner meeting of the Western New York Industrial con ference If the leaders of industry can not provide security then the peo ple of the United States will aban don free enterprise he said Must Meet Challenge Bennett said that only by dem onstrating that the free enterprise system can provide security can enterprise meet the challenge of increased government control He said industrial leaders must provide an understanding between themselves and their workers in order that there will be unity in our plants Workers feel more secure when they know their plants purposes resources and op portunities Bennett said Must Convince Employes The SaltLake industrialist de clared that one of the conditions necessary to the preservation of free enterprise Is that employes want such a system just as much as do owners and managers Integrity initiative and indi vidual industry are the personal things which the leaders must provide and in which the workers must share Bennett laid SQUABBLE IN SENATE Administration Scuttles Try To Force Final ERP Vote XVASHINGTON April 5 I Allen Elleuder CD La to forbid Administration leaders abandoned the use of socalled Marshall plan efforts to force a final vote Tues day on the European recovery program After threatening to hold an all night session if necessary to dis pose of the second installment of European aid authorization Democratic leader Scott Lucas of Illinois called for a recess at pm He did so after Sen William Langer R N D had first blocked an attempt to limit debate and then held the floor for nearly two hours with a deskthumping attack on American policies in western Germany In moving for a recess until 11 am Wednesday Lucaa noted that Monday when he called a night he had promised his col j leagues it would wind up about 10 oclock A number of amendments still remains to acted upon before the senate can vote on passage of the bill Langer offered a new one which he said would curtail aid to any nation which continued to dis mantle or remove industrialplants from wartime Germany Earlier the senate rejected these proposals 1 An amendment by Sen Ed ward Jenner R Ind which would have required Marshall plan administrator Paul G Hoffman to buy only American farm commod ities when there is a surplus in this country or farm products are selling at low prices The vote was 48 to 22 2 An amendment by Sen J counterpart funds for thepay ment of interest administrative expenses or retirement of national debt by the beneficiary nations On this the vote was 55 to 27 3 A second Ellender amend ment which would have required American aid countries to set aside at least 25 per cent of the counterpart funds to stimulate the production of critical ma terials needed by the United States The vote was 56 to 22 Shot Down Assailant Seised NEW YORK April 5 IfPi Former congressman Ellsworth B Buck 58 was shotdownin front of his Staten Island office Tuesday and seriously wounded His assailant was captured moments later A former merchant marine engineer Charles Van Ncwkirk 57 of Amherst N H was ar rested and charged with feloni ous assault Dist Atty Herman Methfes sel a the shooting said he was investigating the possibility that Van Newkirk sought revenge for the lossof a job during a congressional in vestigation Buck was struck by three bul lets from 38caliber target re volver They entered his back thigh and left hip House Ballots Million Farmers Aid WASHINGTON April 5 Th hoiise approved appropriation for the agriculture department Tuesday to help farmers produce food and fiber fight pests fiiid markets make a profit and conserve their soil Funds are for fiscal 1950 which begins July 1 Before passing the bill by a voice vote the house heard warn ings of growing pricedepressing surpluses in agriculture and re minders that the city mans eco nomic condition is tied in with the farmers Farm state representatives shouted that the parity of income for the farmer must be protected The bill provides 530000000 to make plans for production con trols in cotton corn wheat and this needed to maintain price supports of these basic crops The largest single cash allot ment in tha agriculture appropria tion bill is for soil conservation payments to farmers in the current crop year The present limit of for individual conservation payments would be boosted to For rural electrification the bill sets up in contract authority with another 000 available if needed The forestry service gets 963500 the bureau of animal in dustry the bureau of entomology and plant quarantine the school lunch pro gram J75000000 and the exten sion1 services tiny white blanketed bodies by rope and tackle Among themWas a set of twins thethird born to Farina HI couple Heroic nurses and nuns their veils scorched by the flames braved sheets of fire toaid their patients One nurse Miss Fern Riley 23 died with she wastrying The registrar Miss Helen Wise man 46 identified bodies were re moved from the debris and that 34 persons were still missing tonight Lost Records were lost but the reg istrar said the hospital believed that at least 124 patients and staff members were in the building when it caught fire The hospital engineer who dashed through a blazing door to save his sick wife died The wife meanwhile was rescued Mrs June Aderman 24 who was awaiting the birth of a baby climbed onto a roof Although in labor she managed to descend a ladder to safetyHer baby was born at home a short time later Mrs Aderman said people seemed to be jumping from other parts of the building Some of them were sprawled on the ground A man who witnessed the fire said three or four jumped right around me If you ever heard a sickening sound you should hear someone hit the ground after a threefloor fall Father Saves Boy An 11yearold boy recently op erated on for a heart ailment was Lhrown from a window by his father Both escaped injury The hospital registrar said it may be several days before all iodies are removed from the smok ing rubble piled high inside the blackened Search operations were halted at darkness by Frank Wiikins Effington fire chief He said the search for missing persons would be resumed at dawn A heavy brief rain fell late Tues day hampering efforts to recover the dead The hospital was destroyed Of ficials estimated damage at A neighbor who took six pa tients into her home had to fight See Page 5 Column 2 Woman Flees Fire Trap Bears Child Editors note Truck i driver Arnold Alderman saw his wife escape by ladder from the deliv ery room of flaming St An thonys hospital She was unhurt and gave birth to boy an hour later at her home In the follow ing dispatch Alderman tells of her escape By ARNOLD ALDERMAN As told to United Press EFFINGHAM HI April was home about midnight when I heard the hospital was on fire I knew my wife wsjin there She wag in labor in thi delivery room I ran the threeblocks to tht hospitai with my heart pounding When I ing at the screen on thedelivery room window It was June Flames and smoke were shoot ing all around and firemen put ladder up for her June knocked tilt screen out and crawled onto the roof Then started down the ladder i I was afraid for her I didnt dare go up after her But she got down and I was there waiting for First I took herto house across the street and then home The baby wasvtiorn about am Doc Westirie Dr J C Westine came over tosee her and he was there when th baby My wifes only 25 but the wsui the bravest Uiingr I ever saw We have two other children Toni and Janet but my wife thinks ought to name this My fatherinlaw said its a miracle that everything turned out okay He said weve had the best luck in the world Hes rigrht We ought to name the kid Lucky Hope Diamond Bought i NEW YORK April 5 A New York City jeweler announced Tuesday night he had bought the Hope diamond and other jewels of the late Mrs Evalyn Walsh Mci Lean for over The jewel merchant Ilarry Win ston said he had been asked not to disclose the exact amount of the sale by of Mrs Mc Leans estate Former Asst Atty Gen Thur man Arnold Msgr Fulton J Sheen and Father Edmund A Walsh are trustees of a testa mentary trust established by the will of the late Washington D LOADED WITH MONEY Banker Accused of Theft Arrested in Florida Bar DAYTONA BEACH Fla April 5 highly respected New York banker and family man was arrested in a bar here near mid night with of in bank funds he had disappeared with March 27 He was handsome affable Rich ard H Crowe 41 assistant man ager of the Broadway branch of the National City bank prominent in Staten Island social and charit able affairs married and the father of three children Crowe gave reason immedi ately for having taken the money in cash and in he had hardly dropped from sight before friends and organizations began receivingletter from him contain ing various amounts owed them He had none of the bonds when arrested however He Mid he had taken them to make bank angry and had thrown them in Atlantic ocean F BI head J Edgar Hoover Mid had been accounted for including about which Crowe had mailed and found in a vacant beach bungalow owned by his on Staten island Hoover ab solved the parents of any connec tion with the affair Crowes trail of letters and paidup bills led straight to Flor ida and officials over virtually the entire state wert lookinf or him V 7 ;